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THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
HAPPY NEW YEAR DECEMBER 31, 1992
Mangroves cut; Holmes Beach to blame?
By Bonner Presswood
City workers may have illegally trimmed two
small stands of mangroves flanking 77th Street in
To trim as drastically as the mangroves were cut
without a state permit is illegal, and "as far as I know
they (the city of Holmes Beach) don't have one," accord-
ing to Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
official Mark Peterson.
A complaint has been filed with the DER by Holmes
Beach resident Bill Mullon, who saw the cutting.
"This is very distressing, to say the least," Mullon
said as he viewed what was left of the red mangroves.
Mayor Pat Geyer told the Islander/Bystander that
she has spoken to John Fernandez, superintendent of
public works, since receiving Mr. Mullon's complaint
and that "Fernandez spoke to his crew and told them
they were wrong ... they just trimmed too much." The
mayor admitted that, "the boys did go too far, and they
have been put on notice." She stated that it was her un-
derstanding that the mangroves were cut for "safety
sake," but that she has not personally observed the situ-
ation to verify the reasoning.
Although Mullon has not heard from the Mayor
since his initial complaint to the city approximately one
week ago, Mayor Geyer claims that numerous attempts
to contact him have been unsuccessful. Mullon, how-
ever, readily approached our staff members as they pe-
rused the damages on several occasions.
The mangroves are growing in the end of the canal at
77th Street and Marina Drive. Both stands have been pruned
-experts refer to it as "topped" to about a four foot height,
and now stand only about a foot above the seawall.
Biologists estimate the trees were more than 10
Mangroves are important to the biological food
chain in estuaries. The falling dead leaves, bark and
limbs provide food for tiny marine life, and their roots
and branches provide shelter for larger marine organ-
State officials recognized the importance of man-
groves, and in November revised mangrove cutting stan-
According to state rules, "... no limb may be cut
which has a circumference greater than or equal to three
inches, or a diameter greater than or equal to one inch at
the point of connection ..."
At least 20 branches in both stands of trees appear to
have been cutin violation of state law. Trunks of some of the
trimmed trees were at least three inches in diameter.
Cities have to abide by the state's mangrove laws
as well as private citizens. The rules state "... the gov-
Photo: Joy Courtney
Holmes Beach public works
superintendent John Fernandez
stated that there had been
"no complaint, the trimming
was done on a routine basis.
The mangroves were cut for
visibility at the corner."
He went on to say that his
-crew went further "than
I would have liked." Fernandez
also claims that the mangroves
were within the right of way.
For more about
see page 2
Photo: Joy Courtney
ernmental function of a federal, state, county, or munici-
pal agency for this provision shall not include: a. man-
grove alteration or selective trimming performed in order
to allow upland private or commercial landowners to
better enjoy coastal water vistas ..."
Governmental agencies may "perform selected
mangrove trimming only to ensure safe conditions
within the right of way on existing public streets and
highways," according to Peterson. The two stands of
trimmed mangroves were 15 to 30 feet from any side-
walk, roadway or power line. According to Mayor
Geyer, the seawall is city property. Drives from all direc-
tions on 77th Street and Marina Drive by Islander/By-
stander staff, produced no apparent unsafe conditions
from what would have been an eight to 10 foot high
stand of mangroves in place of the trimmed trees.
Anna Maria City awarded environmental grant
By Joy Courtney
The Tampa Bay National Estuary Program has
awarded Anna Maria City funding through its 1992
Bay Grants awards.
The grant, approximately $1,000, was an-
nounced in a letter dated December 17, 1992, ad-
dressed to Tom Turner, chairperson of the City of
Anna Maria Development Commission. It stated,
"This is the first year the Tampa Bay National Estu-
ary Program has offered grants to community organi-
zations that are working to educate and involve citi-
zens in improving Tampa Bay. Of the 22 proposals
we received, eight projects totaling more than
$24,000 were funded."
According to Turner, the committee, comprised
of Turner, Doug Copeland, Bill DiAllaird, Melony
Kramer, Ellen Marshall and Linda Green, "kind of
stumbled over" the announcement of the program in
a newspaper. After many phone calls, they were able
to procure the necessary paperwork to submit their
As stated by Turner, the purpose of the Devel-
opment Commission is to look into some of the va-
cant areas in the City and come up with ideas to im-
prove them. The grant was awarded to improve the
area adjacent to Island Historical Museum on Pine
Avenue. "This area is in a deplorable situation," ex-
plained Turner. "Improving it is the Committee's first
project, though we have a lot of ideas in the back-
ground which we are considering."
The grant money will go towards the City's
overall budget to get the yet unnamed park up to par.
The Committee's plans include clearing and prepar-
ing the site, providing shell and mulch for the parking
area and paths, top soil and fertilizer, and landscaping
with drought tolerant plants.
Reimbursement for purchases applicable to uti-
lizing the grant money will begin as soon as the Com-
mittee receives and signs a grant contract.
At the City Commission meeting held Decem-
ber 22, after the announcement of the grant was made
to the public, Mayor Ray Shimches suggested hold-
ing a city-wide contest to name the area, soon to be a
valid park, in January.
Take a drive by the "park," and if you feel in-
spired, contact The Islander/Bystander with your park
names, and they will be held for consideration and
entry into the contest, when it is announced. The Is-
lander/Bystander is located at 5400A Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center, (between Chez Andre and
the Holmes Beach Laundromat). We can be reached
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
User Fees Page 2
Letters Page 3
Islander Page 5
School Menu Page 6
Police Report Page 8
Obituaries Page 10
Real Estate Page 13
inJ THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER a DECEMBER 31, 1992 0 PAGE 2
Bradenton Beach passes own
beach user fee resolution
By Joy Courtney
The Bradenton Beach City Council passed a
resolution to be sent to the Manatee County Commis-
sion requesting a, "study and evaluation of a potential
plan and program for beach user fees to be charged for
the use of public beaches located in the City for the
purpose of generating revenue to be used to benefit
those public beaches." The beaches mentioned are
Coquina Beach, Cortez Beach and Bayside Park.
Former Bradenton Beach City Councilman
Howard Herman suggested an alternative to user fees.
He suggested the County freeze the Beach
Renourishment Fund, funded by one cent of the three
per cent Tourist Tax, at $333,333, the amount neces-
sary to meet the County's yearly pledge to the state.
Three vie for two seats on Anna
Dorothy McChesney, George McKay and Tom
-Turner have qualified to run for two, two-year seats on
Anna Maria's City Commission.
The two seats are currently occupied by incumbent
Commissioner George McKay and Commissioner Mary
Ross. Ross stated earlier this month she was not going to
run for re-election.
The elections will take place Tuesday, February 9,
Election packets available for
Holmes Beach Council election
Packets containing information and forms neces-
sary to run for the Holmes Beach City Council are cur-
rently available at Holmes Beach City Hall. The qualify-
ing period runs from noon on Tuesday, January 5, to noon
on Tuesday, January 19.
Three council seats are up for election on Tuesday,
March 9, 1993. The seats are currently held by Aaron
Van Ostenbridge, Kathleen Q. Mitchell and Betty Hill.
Bonuses a no-no in
Anna Maria City
Six employees of Anna Maria City went home
Christmas Eve without their usual $100 bonus.
Though the City Commission passed the action
at its December 22 regular meeting, following through
was snagged by the questioned use of City funds for
employee compensation over and above wages, with-
out the action being condoned by a City ordinance.
The city's attorney is looking into the matter.
"Year's end is neitheran endnora beginning, but going on, with
all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Hal Borland
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Any moneys over that would be allocated to a beach,
shore and county park maintenance fund.
In Herman's opinion this would translate into
approximately $200,000 per year permitting the
beaches to remain free to the public.
Said Herman, "We are a tourist community. We
should be taking the opposite view (to beach user
fees). We should be taking care of these people."
Councilman James Kissick stated the resolution
was just to ask the County to do a study of user fees
and its ramifications.
He did voice his main concern about user fees at
the beaches in question.
Kissick stated they would turn his ward and ev-
ery other ward in Bradenton Beach into a parking lot
by those who did not want to pay the fee.
than swamp trees
What's the fuss about mangroves?
There are four generally acknowledged species of
mangroves red, black, white and buttonwood. State
regulators do not acknowledge the importance of button-
woods, but do point to a number of important attributes
the other three varieties have in the growth and enhance-
ment of bays:
Mangroves protect shorelines from erosion,
Mangroves provide a habitat for diverse marine
Mangroves play a major role in feeding marine
In Manatee and Sarasota Counties, more than 70
percent of the historic mangrove stands have been altered
or destroyed due to development
Mangroves were identified as an important species
in 1985 in the Warren Henderson Wetlands Protection
Act. However, environmentalists considered the rules al-
lowing trimming as inadequate, and had lobbied for years
to make the rules more strict.
Last year, Sen. John McKay, whose district in-
cludes Anna Maria Island, passed legislation that would
have permitted pruning of mangroves with limited or no
permit process. The law was vetoed by Gov. Lawton
Chiles, who directed the environmental regulators to de-
velop pruning guidelines.
Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
officials enacted a Mangrove Protection rule in Novem-
ber. The rule allows for "selected trimming" of man-
groves without a permit with strict guidelines. Only
pruning of branches of less than one inch diameter, at the
point of connection, is allowed. Trees less than seven feet
in height may not be pruned at all without a permit, and
no limbs may be trimmed that are in the lower half of the
canopy. No roots may be pruned at all on any tree.
On Anna Maria Island, DER officials noted that
there have been only two permits issued since the No-
vember law, to Westbay Point and Moorings and to
For information: Anyone seeking information
about the new rules may contact state official Mark
Peterson in Tampa at (813) 744-6100, extension 323.
For complaints: If you see questionable trimming,
call the DER number noted above, and ask for Mercily
Toledo. A local Manatee County agency, the Environ-
mental Action Commission, also fields complaints re-
garding illegal mangrove trimming, which is then referred
to the DER. Their number, 742-5980, is a local call.
Tuesday, 1/5 Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 1/6, 7 p.m.
Anna Maria Fire District Station 1, Holmes Beach
Subject: Manatee Avenue Bridge
BEST USE OF LIGHTS Boat #6, CAT
ROYALE, Bob Jorgenson
BEST DECORATED Boat #4, ALMAR,
MOST ORIGINAL Boat #10, MISS
CHRIS, Max Ellison
BEST USE OF LIGHTS Boat #30,
JENCOLA, Gene Edenfield
BEST DECORATED Boat #16, BARD
OF MARBLEHEAD, Dave Austin
MOST ORIGINAL Boat #7, PENNY
ROO, Ken Knight
Judge's Choice Awards
Boat #13, KAWAGRA, Tom Beimborn
Boat #11, MICKEY, Mickey Hook
1992 Christmas Boat Parade
Dave Austin, Tom Beimborn, Jim Bonaiuto,
Tom Bowes, A. J. Collins, Ed Dunn, Gene
Edenfield, Max Ellison, George Glaser, Richard
Hartzell, Mickey Hook, Bob Jorgensen, Ken
Knight, Jack Liddell, Al Miller, Chuck Shumard,
Mason Smith, Floyd Swanson, Al Kirchoff, and
Ernie Watmough, led by the Manatee County
Sheriff's Marine Division boat, and assisted by
Offshore Marine Towing.
Derek Bergman of Galati Marine
Paul Russell of Rotten Ralph's
sues Fire District
Fire District Commissioner John Van Ostenbridge
announced to the Anna Maria Fire District Commission
that newly-elected Fire District Commissioner Glenn
Bliss has filed a law suit against the District over a knee
injury Bliss suffered in 1988 when he was Anna Maria
Bliss vacated the meeting while this issue was dis-
cussed. Van Ostenbridge told the other Commissioners
that the District had already incurred $700 in legal fees
over this matter and he needed their approval to allocate
more funds to this issue; the Commission agreed.
In other business, the Commission was informed
that the District had performed 110 fire inspections, 121
hours of training and 5 more personnel had joined the
Cadet program since the last meeting.
During the District's public meeting held Monday,
December 14, the Commission was challenged by Karen
Leek, a resident of a trailer park in Cortez. Leek ques-
tioned the District's response time in answering calls
from the southern end of the District's responsibility. She
stated that in the six calls responded to in that area since
the last meeting, the District's response time had been an
unsatisfactory seven minutes. (After the meeting it was
learned that Leek has a scanner in her home.) Leek be-
lieved the only way the District could improve its south-
ern response time was to continually man Station 2 in
Commissioner John Van Ostenbridge was the most
vocal of the Commissioners in response to Leek. He
stated that there have been no complaints from the area in
question and questioned Leek over two specific responses
where the District arrived within four minutes. Leek
stated she was unaware of these response times. Also,
Leek was informed that it wasn't economically feasible
for the Fire District to activate and sustain Station 2 at the
level of Station 1 (Holmes Beach). -
iJ THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 31, 1992 PAGE 3
Just a note ...
I wanted a newspaper. Joy Courtney, now editor,
wanted a people-paper. We talked and agreed our
goals were the same.
We both wanted a paper for the community. Is-
land news. Island people. And that was that. The night
before the final issues of the former island papers were
delivered, we cemented our plans and here we are,
proudly publishing our sixth issue.
We're proud because the community has re-
sponded in ways we could not have imagined. The
feedback from residents readers has been reward-
ing beyond our belief. The acceptance by the advertis-
ers has been terrific. It's bragging of course, but many
report fantastic results. Our own distribution manager,
Jon Kent (alias Fat Cat Carpet and Upholstery Clean-
ing) had better results in one week than from six
months with the former papers.
I did not anticipate the gratitude and outpouring
from people. As I worked late at night and early in the
mornings and all hours in between preparing the first
issues, people now friends popped in the door and
called with congratulations at the rate of one every 15
On a Saturday morning, about the third week, I
called Joy to remark on the "traffic," which included
the placement of five new classified before 9:30 a.m.,
and she wasn't even surprised. At her place, Haley's
Motel, the same thing was occurring and, according to
Joy, she'd been "popping up and down like a ping-
pong ball" greeting the well-wishers.
Happily, it hasn't let up yet. On Christmas Eve I
ran into a former "Islander", David Reid, who some
will remember as a candidate for Bradenton Beach
mayor and former manager of the infamous Oar
House bar in Bradenton Beach. He lives and works in
California, but he had great things to say for our ef-
forts on your new newspaper.
Thanks David. And thanks to you all. It's truly
Cold beer, good food now?
Now that Fast Eddie's closed, may be we'll get
someone who will give us "Cold Beer and Good
It was the City fathers that promoted the opening
of Fast Eddie's, bringing thousands to this little City
of Anna Maria.
Let's hope the present administration will keep
in mind we ARE a small town and do not need MORE
to make it a NICE Town.
There is already talk of building a bigger and
larger city hall. Let's do with what we have and not
spoil what small town charm is left.
Anna Maria City
Thanks for the help, Islanders
Thanks to the community's support of Island
Christmas 92' more than 100 children from 40 needy
Anna Maria Island families received gifts of food,
clothing and toys this Christmas.
All Island Denominations, an ecumenical out-
reach organization made up of six of the Island's
seven churches, coordinated Island Christmas 92' pro-
For the children, many thanks.
All Island Denominations
beach renourishment financing
The beach renourishment project is underway. The
beaches themselves will be renourished by the Army
Corps of Engineers for the next 50 years. It is now time
to turn our attention to the maintenance of the area adja-
cent to the beach not covered or maintained by the
renourishment project; i.e. restrooms, parking lots and
I suggest there is a better way to finance the main-
tenance of this area than user fees for parking meters.
County Tourist Tax Ordinance #90-30 as
amended appropriated one cent of three cents Tourist
Tax Revenue to the Beach Renourishment Fund. The
money is to be used "only to finance beach restoration
and beach renourishment and erosion management
The County has committed approximately one-third
of a million dollars of Tourist Tax Revenue as matching
funds for the Anna Maria Island Beach Project. The
money represents the local share of the project.
This plan would simply do two things: 1.) Freeze
the beach renourishment portion of the fund at $333,333
per year in order to meet our pledge to the state (eight
years or less). 2.) All moneys collected above the
$333,333 revenue would be allocated to a beach, shore
and county park maintenance fund (Enhancement
The average amount collected over a five-year pe-
riod will be 1.6 million dollars. The one cent beach main-
tenance share would be $200,000 per year. This plan
would assure the county of stable maintenance financing
for years to come. It would also be at no expense to the
property taxpayer. The county beaches would then re-
main free to the general public.
Thanks to you,
parade was success
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' Christmas
Parade was a great success with hundreds of bystand-
ers enjoying the community's floats as the parade
wound its way from Coquina Beach in Bradenton
Beach to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City. We
would like to thank all our sponsors for their donations
and participation in this holiday event. A thank you
goes to: the IGA, Dry Dock, John Fara, Sports
Lounge, Rinky Dink Golf, Pierwalk Cafe, Bob's Hair
Co., Crown & Thistle Restaurant, Rotten Ralph's res-
taurant, Key West Willie's restaurant, Webb's Island
Arcade and the Cities of Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach and Anna Maria See you next year!
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Photo: Joy Courtney
Hey, mom. We're home
The daughters of Phyllis and Robert Glentz of Holmes Beach just couldn't stay
away from home on mom's birthday or resist the urge to take her on a birthday
shopping spree. Sitting in the driver's seat is daughter, Lynda, who flew in from
Dallas. Seated next to her is proud mom, Phyllis. The back seat holds twin
daughters, Lisa (behind mom) who now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Laura
who also calls Dallas, Texas, her home away from the Island.
Great progress has been made re-
garding the formation of a new musical
community ensemble The Anna
Maria Island Community Chorus and
The founder and president of the
new organization, Willem Bartelsman,
and Cliff Burgeson, conductor, have
been working frantically to succeed in
Enough singers joined the chorus
enabling Conductor Burgeson to start
rehearsing Schubert's Mass in G for
Chorus, Orchestra and Soloist. How-
ever, more voices are required to per-
form this beautiful musical piece. Al-
tos are mainly needed and, particularly,
male voices including tenors and
The orchestra, now consisting of
21 players, have already been rehears-
ing. Most of the musicians are Island
residents and have played in major pro-
Formal rehearsals will start in
January. The Chorus will practice
Thursday evenings from 8 p.m.. to 9
p.m. starting Thursday, January 7. The
Orchestra will rehearse Saturday morn-
ings from 10 am. to 12 noon, starting
Saturday, January 9, at Roser Memorial
Community Church located at 512 Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria City.
The first concert is scheduled for
Sunday, March 7, in the Roser Memo-
rial Church. The program will include
Schubert's Mass in G, J.S. Bach's Can-
tata #84 and one of Handel's Concertos
for Organ and Orchestra.
Singers interested in joining the new
Community Chorus are urged to call
Cathy De Kalb at 778-0414 to register
their name, address, phone and state if
they are a soprano, alto, tenor or bass.
The "Writing to Publish" course
to be taught at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center by Helen Nettleton
costs $45 for eight sessions starting
January 5, 1993.
The January meeting of the
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, a
member of the National Federation of
Women's Clubs, will be held at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center
on Magnolia Ave. on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 6, starting a 1 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. A
slide presentation will be provided by
Florida Power and Light Company.
skills Jan. 5
Prepare yourself for a higher in-
come, job advancement, personal satis-
faction and success!
Developing your speaking skill
will make a difference in how far you
can get. To help you move ahead, the
Bradenton Toastmasters Club is offering
a special Speechcraft Program at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center
beginning Tuesday, January 5. The Club
will then meet every Tuesday evening
for eight weeks.
Youth and adults are encouraged
Enroll now by call the Center at
The Artist's Guild of Anna Maria
Island will present a program at its Gal-
lery on Monday, January 4, featuring ar-
chitect Eugene Aubry. He will discuss
architecture and various other aspects of
The evening will begin with re-
freshments at 6:30 p.m. followed by the
program at 7 p.m. The regular meeting
will start after the program.
Admission is free and open to the
The Gallery is located 5414 Ma-
rina Drive in the Island Shopping Center
in Holmes Beach.
Be a good sport ...
mention you saw it
]I THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 31, 1992 0 PAGE 5
Dan Tyrrell cut short
his movie career after
appearing in The
Crime Story in
preference for Holmes
Beach. Now Dan will
use his communication
skills as an instructor
for the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron
Safe Boating Class. By
the way, classes start
January 12. Call Dan at
778-4338 to enroll.
From Trump to pots
for this Islander
By Joy Courtney
Debbie Keller-McCartney designs
and creates hand-crafted pottery pieces.
She has owned her own shop in Indian
Rocks, plus did a stint as a stewardess
for the Trump
Shuttle (yes, as
in Donald and
we'll get to that)
before she mar-
Anna Maria City.
McCartney is just
as proud of her
of pottery, dinner-
ware that can go
from table to dish-
washer, as she is
of her designer
created for the
purpose of display
and artistic design.
Pots of gold
Maria City displays the
talent and potter's whet
are some of her function
"It takes about four days for each
hand-crafted piece," explained Keller-
McCartney. "I've done some unique
work using chipped glass. I throw a
regular plate, reshape it, and add
chipped glass. Then I fire the piece to
the melting point. What is exciting is
that I never know how the design of the
melted glass will come out."
As she explained, the general cre-
ation of pottery involves six steps. First,
the clay must be wedged which is basi-
cally a kneading process to get all the
air out of the clay. Then the clay is
"thrown" or, in other words, built using
the correct tools or techniques. The
third step is where the design or decora-
tion and color is applied, if desired.
When the piece is bone dry, a delicate
step because it could crumble like a
dried mud pie, it goes into the kiln.
Lastly, the piece is glazed.
Keller-McCartney pottery can be
seen and purchased at local art fairs.
Recently, she participated in the
Island's art show held during Heritage
Week and, now
1 that she is an Is-
lander, will par-
ticipate in future
closed my shop in
Indian Rocks, I
wanted to do
ent," said Keller-
ing some back-
ground to her di-
versified past. "I
saw an ad for
S work on the
Photo: Joy Courtney Trump Shuttle
which at the time
iey ofAnna linked New York
results of her City, Boston and
el. Items shown Washington, D.C.
nal ware and
After two inter-
views, I got the
job and I flew
with the Shuttle
for three years."
"Yes, I met Donald Trump. What
do I remember most about him? Well, it
must be how tall he is. He must be at
least six foot two. Marla Maples
(Donald Trump's girlfriend after break-
ing up with his wife, Ivana) is also a tall
A few of the other famous person-
alities Keller-McCartney met were ac-
tor Charlton Heston and his wife, reli-
gious leader Jesse Jackson, actress Jean
Stapleton, newsmen Mike Wallace and
Keller-McCartney now lives on
Anna Maria in the home her husband
built 20 years.
Look forward to seeing "Debron
Pottery" created by Islander Debbie
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NEW YEAR'S AT HOME ...
So you decided to celebrate New Year's
quietly at home
And just have a few friends in, so you wouldn't
So you bought a bottle of liquor so the party
would have some cheer
But all your guests stood at the door, loaded
down with beer
And when the witching hour was past, and
guests didn't wish to tarry
A couple of them had too much, in fact, more
than they could carry
But if you are to be a perfect host and see
your guests survive
Never let them leave your home, when they
are too drunk to drive
The Island Poet
By Janet Aubry
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Jim
Kronus formed a special committee last year to,
"bring our school's library into this century." He se-
lected committee members to include people with ex-
perience in areas appropriate to the task at hand.
"This committee is unique because every member
of it is a leader," Chairwoman Brenda Katz, former el-
ementary school teacher/primary specialist and parent
remarked at the forming of the committee. Other mem-
bers are Warren Phillips, school librarian; Sarah Bicknell,
supervisor at the Island Branch Library of the Manatee
County Public Library System; Joyce Ellis, 5th grade
teacher; Deborah Thomas, 2nd grade teacher and Mana-
tee Reading Council member; Eugene Aubry, architect
and parent; and Janet Aubry, Manatee Reading Council
Literacy Award recipient and parent.
The school's Computer Group recently re-
searched, recommended, and applied for grants to
equip the library with state-of-the-art communication
systems, but the library's physical plant and opera-
tions, "needed some fresh ideas," according to Librar-
ian Phillips. After developing questionnaires for par-
ents, students and faculty and tallying and analyzing
the responses at the end of last school year, the com-
mittee began to address the issues facing the library.
Since then, new programs have been introduced
to encourage better interface between the teachers'
curriculum requirements and necessary library sup-
port; create a liaison with the Island Branch of the
county library system; and establish a student helper
program to give more attention to individual student
needs. Future plans include a parent homework helper
program and extended library hours.
The committee's major focus this year is a com-
plete renovation of the library's drab and unfunctional
interior. Gene Aubry, who has designed central public
libraries for many U.S. cities including Houston,
Boulder, Birmingham, Charlotte, Columbia and Cor-
pus Christi, has contributed an architectural design
that relies on art, color and fantasy.
Aubry says, "these elements are common to
children's literature as well as their imaginations and
our hope is that their use will beckon children to the
library in the same way they are drawn to the play-
ground by swings and playing fields." Aubry will col-
laborate with local artist, Sydney McKenna, in the cre-
ative implementation of the plan.
Fund-raising will begin in January. According to
Janet Aubry, "We need to raise $8,000 by mid-Febru-
ary. We have already been promised new book stacks
and electrical design and installation services by the
Manatee County School System and our business part-
ner, The Sandbar Restaurant, has offered labor for
moving out, painting the raw space, and moving in
again. This kind of help is really valuable to the pri-
vate sector nature of this project. What we desperately
need is cash to make our dreams come true." Brenda
Katz adds, "The library is the heart of the school and
a lasting legacy for every child."
Anyone wishing to make a tax-free contribution
to the Anna Maria School Library Fund should contact
Principal Jim Kronus at 778-1125.
Never one to be too obvious,
six-year old Shayna Whitaker
shows off her special tiara. Her
mother, Lynn, said Shayna only
took off her "Happy New
Year" tiara, the crown she
wore the rest of the year,
because of her special
rB Photo: Joy Courtney
SBack to School on January 4
S means back to lunch for
Anna Maria School
S Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Corn Dogs, Tater Tots,
Fruit Salad, Pudding
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks w/ syrup,
L cFruit Cup
Lunch: Barbecued Breast Chicken on Bun,
SGreen Beans, Lettuce & Tomato Salad,
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Square,
Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, Mixed
Vegetables, Garlic Toast or Roll,
Il THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 31, 1992 0 PAGE 7
The making of
A guest at The Coconuts, a
Holmes Beach resort, took a
long walk north along the
beach and buried in part by
snowy white sand, found a
branchless, lonely twig.
William Doody dragged the
bony limb back and inserted it
into a ready-made hole outside
his condo. Now he had a
Christmas tree. Word spread
quickly there was a "tree" by
the pool, but without
ornaments. Using materials at
hand, the scrawny tree soon
became an adorned scrawny
little Christmas tree. Jordon
Ruebush with his brother,
Jared, age 4, both from Illinois,
enjoyed their Florida
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Community Center is used by older Islander kids, too
A safe place to hang out for kids of all ages is the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. This quick shot is of Island teenagers John Rabideau, Tommy Tyrrell,
Kim Wade and Kevin Shook posed atop of the Center's new playground equipment.
Flesh to speak to
The Friends of the Island Library
invite the public to attend the fourth pro-
gram in the Focus on Florida series held at
Island Branch Library. Anya Flesh, local
choreographer and former member of the
American Ballet Theatre, will reminisce
about her life on Tuesday, January 5, at 3
p.m. in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room
of the branch.
The young Flesh began dancing at
age 11 and as a teenager, her parents al-
lowed her to study ballet in Paris. She
later won a place with the what was then
called Ballet Theatre where she per-
formed for two years. Her work for
Agnes deMille and The American Ballet
Theatre was a great influence in her future
career as a choreographer.
After Ballet Theatre and as Anya
Lee, she performed with the Chicago
Lyric Opera corps de ballet and toured in
some Broadway musicals. An awareness
that she would probably not attain star-
dom made it easy for her to marry and
raise a family. She and Roy Kelegian, a
vocal coach for the Metropolitan Opera,
had a son and twin girls. Divorce 13 years
later led her to Anna Maria where she had
visited as a child with her mother, radio
actress Kaye Brinker, who was the voice
of Virginia Dare on the wine commer-
cials. Flesh's stepfather was Manfred B.
Lee, co-creator of Ellery Queen.
As a contributor to the St. Peters-
burg Times, the then-retired dancer
adopted the name Anya Maria since she
learned and wrote about the Island for the
paper. She married Marty Flesh, a com-
manding officer for the region's Coast
Guard, and with their combined six chil-
dren, traveled all over the world to
Flesh returned to the world of dance
when her husband was working in Jiddah,
Saudi Arabia for the United Nations Inter-
national Civil Aviation organization.
Friends at the British Embassy asked her
to help with a production of"Mame;" she
ended up choreographing that and many
Anya has claimed several career
titles apart from theatre and the newspa-
per. She has also been a part-time-critic,
travel agent, and publicist, the last of
which elicits a wonderful anecdote about
Luciano Pavarotti. When husband Marty
retired in 1984, the couple moved to Bra-
denton. Anya has continued her love of
dance by choreographing nearly 40 shows
for the city of Sarasota's centennial revue,
the Manatee Players, and the Island Play-
ers. Among her productions are "Sugar
Babies." The King and I," and "Evita."
For further information on this pro-
gram or others in the lecture series, call
778-6341. Island Branch Library is lo-
cated at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
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B1 THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 31, 1992 0 PAGE 8
City of Anna Maria
Dec 21 1:00 p.m. Exposure of sexual or-
gans, Bean Point, officer observed defendant on the
beach with no clothes on. Defendant under arrest, trans-
ported to County Jail.
Dec 21 1:30 p.m. Criminal Mischief,
window broken in rear of business.
Dec 22 10:01 p.m. Possible Alcohol on
Dec 25 1:15 p.m. Man bitten in face by
dog, man very intoxicated, could not give any details.
Bradenton Beach Reports were unavailable
Dec 24 10:00 p.m. Battery, 3600 blk East
Bay Drive, Battery, domestic dispute at bar/night club.
Husband with shirt ripped off, red marks and scratches
on his chest. Wife had been upset all day and had
caused an earlier disturbance. Witnesses stated wife had
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FISH & CHIPS
OPEN 7 DAYS l11am to 10 pm
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
1 AV A I L AB L
*35 G -lico Dr.
Island Police Reports
damaged husband's shirt and body. All parties involved
had been drinking. Wife appeared intoxicated; husband
did not. The couple's two children were in bar. Wife
placed under arrest for Spouse Battery; children left un-
der the supervision of father.
Dec 26 4:33 p.m. Assault Agg, 3400 blk
of 6th Avenue, defendant had gotten into a verbal alter-
cation with victim and witness. The defendant threw a
claw hammer at victim almost striking the victim in the
head. Defendant arrested.
Dec 28 12:45 a.m. Asst FHP, 3900 blk of
East Bay Drive, vehicle involved in a hit and run acci-
dent on Cortez Road; two subjects in vehicle followed
suspects to bar. Suspects located inside bar. Operator of
vehicle arrested for DUI and leaving scene of property
Dec 28 1:33 a.m. Traffic, 2200 blk of
Avenue C, suspect observed operating vehicle while
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Stop in to see us for
the freshest fish available!
Open 10 to 6, Monday through Saturday
5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-0333
Eric Bergan, owner, after hours: 778-5972
throwing firecrackers out window and exploding.
When stopped, it was learned suspect had a suspended
Dec 28 6:24 p.m. Missing Person, 5200
blk of Gulf Drive, vehicle stopped after observing trav-
eling north bound in south bound lane. Driver found to
be an Endangered Missing Adult. Driver appeared dis-
oriented and to be suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.
Teletype sent to driver's local police. Sister-in-law re-
sponded. Transportation arranged to return missing
for museum on TV 13
Islanders take note of Sunday, January 3 at 8 a.m.,
and set your VCRs for channel 13's Eyewitness News.
The station's historian, Hampton Dunn, will broadcast
a feature story about our own island museum, complete
with on-location video and interviews with Carolyne
Norwood and Elizabeth Moss of the Historical Society.
Follow up on this historic program by paying a
visit to the Island museum located at 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
The Island Museum is open from 10 a.m. to noon
on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
It will be closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's
Sinful desserts at Joe's Eats and Sweets
When a friend and I stopped at Joe's Eats and
Sweets recently, we were looking forward to lunch-
ing under one of the umbrella-shaded tables on the
deck, from which you can see across the street to the
Gulf of Mexico. However, outside conditions sent
us scurrying inside to the ice cream parlor decor.
Black and white checkerboard flooring sets
the tone for the flowing lines of Bentwood-style ice
cream parlor chairs and the soda fountain, illumi-
nated by white glass globes.
It's all very nostalgic, right down to the menu
being posted on a wall, and a miles-long list of ice
cream flavors showing over the fountain.
We studied the menu, all the while eyeing the
ice cream board, being very careful to save enough
room for dessert.
The day's feature, roast turkey platter ($4.99),
appealed to my guest. Thin slices of turkey breast
were draped over a buttered and toasted hoagie bun,
with lots of tasty, kitchenmade gravy for dunking. A
mound of gummy, instant mashed potatoes and
freshly cooked, tender-crisp green beans accompa-
nied the turkey.
I selected catfish fillet sandwich ($3.95)
and thoroughly enjoyed the nicely breaded, crisply
deep-fried fish, which remained tender and juicy. A
slice of cheese had been placed on it immediately
after removing it from the fryer, and it melted
nicely, imparting an additional pleasing taste. Fresh
lettuce, tomato and red onion rings were served along
with really good tartar sauce.
Other sandwiches available are char-broiled
burgers, turkey, chicken, grilled Rueben, French dip
and turkey club. One of the house specials, steak and
cheese, is composed of sliced beef filet, fresh mush-
rooms and onions with provolone cheese, served on a
grilled hoagie bun with french fries.
Grilled hot dogs come with slaw, kraut, chili or
Reuben-style. Traditionalists will find grilled cheese,
BLT, barbecued beef and subs with turkey, ham, Italian
sausage, salami or roast beef. Vegetarians haven't been
forgotten; they have their own style of sub in the garden
salad offering. Sandwiches are priced $1.79 $4.95,
Now comes the part you've been waiting for:
Joe's Eats & Sweets
Open: 11 am -10 pm Wed thru Sat
Noon 9 pm Sunday
11 am 9 pm Mon (closed Tues)
Handicap Access: Ramp to 2nd floor
Entire restaurant is non-smoking.
No alcoholic beverages.
No Credit Cards.
219 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach
Joe's homemade ice cream, available in most any fla-
vor you have ever dreamed of, and from past experi-
ence, I can tell you it's luscious, creamy, full of
goodies and calories.
A few possibilities are rum raisin, butter pecan
stuffed with pecan halves, almond turtle fudge, pista-
chio well, you get the picture. They can be enjoyed
on regular, sugar or waffle cones, or in one of the
super-sinful sundaes you have to see to believe.
We were moderately good, though, and each
ordered fat-free yogurt, made even more delectable
by the addition of chopped Snickers for my partner in
crime, Reese's peanut butter pieces for me. They
have a nifty machine here that blends it all together in
nothing flat to give you a creamy-cool mountain of
soft-serve yogurt in any flavor you wish more than
3,000 choices, including fruits, nuts, candies, you-
These confections can all be taken home, too, if
you could ever decide on just one flavor.
Restaurant critic Pat Benson dines anony-
mously at Herald expense. New restaurants are given
an eight-week grace period before being reviewed.
Atmosphere: Old-fashioned ice cream parlor
Food: Tasty and fresh; great ice cream and
Service: Smiling and friendly
By Pat Benson, Herald Restaurant Critic, Reprinted from The Bradenton Herald, December 4, 1992
Find where to
in the new year
in your local
SOUPS, SALADS & SANDWICHES
Prices you can't beat!
Next to Walgreens 3244 East.Bay Drive
Anna Maria Shopping Center Holmes Beach
Ill THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 31, 1992 E PAGE 9
Holiday Punch l-
By Dee Becker
2 1/2 C. Southern Comfort or your choice
2 1/4 qts. 7-UP
6 oz. fresh lemon juice.
1 6 oz. can frozen orange juice
2 6 oz. can frozen lemonade
T i t o t h n
CASUAL LUCHES *ITIMTEDINES
Chill ingredients. Mix in punch bowl, adding 7-
UP last just prior to serving. Add drops of red food col-
oring as desired (optional). Stir lightly. Add orange and
lemon slices for decoration. Meant to serve 25.
Dee Becker is an Island homemaker and mother
who enjoys cooking and baking. While Dee lays no
claim to the originality of her collection recipes, each
have been tested in her own kitchen. In other words,
"Dee tested family approved."
?u lcp Ie em Ihepp GOURMET
S ICE CREAM & WAFFLE CONES
SMade on location
*Ice Cream Pies & Cakes
A Colombo Yogurt A
SSoft Serve Diabetic *
A FULL SERVICE ICE CREAM PARLOR
Surfing World Village 11904 Cortez Road West
Noon 10PM 7 Days a Week 794-5333
Ha^ Nzwaw Yea4l
Cafe Robar was the place to be for Island real estate
agents recently during their annual holiday get-together.
Jack Elka, island photographer provided entertainment
at the key boards as Jean Sears, Eric Bergen and Rose
Spinoza looked on. Sorry, Jack, that's a wide piano.
Photo: Bonner Presswood
Coquina Beach Cafe
On the Gulf at Coquina Public Beach
Relax on our Patio
Delicious Breakfasts Sandw ich Specials
Hot Dogs Sodas Burgers Fries Ice Cream
OPEN 9 Al to 5 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK
1/2 Mile North of the Longboat Pass Bridge 778-7773
Shop at... THE BEACH SHOP
Women's Boutique * Men & Women's Swimsuits *
SBeach Towels Sand Toys *
SFull Line of Sunglasses Lotions Souvenirs *
* NEWLY REMODELED NEW YEAR SPECIALS
* SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE GIFT CERTIFICATES!
Next to Cafe on the Beach 778-5442
l] THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER W DECEMBER 31, 1992 E PAGE 10
(Photo: Joy Courtney)
ANN MARIA- GLAS.&.SCREE
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Business, Pre-Contruction & Business
Stephen G. Pelham, M. D.
announces the association of
3909 East Bay Drive
Accepting Medicare Assignments
as of January 1, 1993
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
778-1007 Day/Night *9 to 5: 778-6631
of Florida, Inc.
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lo 3er memorial community Chturc
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
10:00 am............ Children's Church
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
Come, Crltbrat Christ Transportation & Nursery Available 778-0414
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
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pictured left to right are
church members Gordon
Gezon, Jim Kane, Jane
Hendricks, Irwin Hendricks,
Paul Bennett and Helen
Members of the Island Baptist Church get ready to depart for the Good Samaritan Mission in Weiumauna, Fl, (near Sun
City). The van is packed with food, clothing and over 65 gifts for children from 14families being housed by the Mission.
"We tried to be generous because many of these families are from South Florida. They came up here since there isn't any
work there since Hurricane Andrew. Dora and Bill Cruz, who run the Mission, told us they could barely feed them this
year." Chairwomen Helen Millwater stated the money and toys were donated by the Church's congregation and the
clothing was provided by the Sunday School classes.
Arlene G. Edwards
Arlene G. Edwards, 76, of Holmes Beach, died
December 25 at home.
Born in Canandaigue, New York, Mrs. Edwards
came to the area 35 years ago from Wolcott, New
York. She and her husband owned a small chain of
shoe stores in New York. She owned a variety store in
the Holmes Beach Shopping Center and later owned
Bay Insurance Agency and Bay Area Travel Service.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas C.; two
sons, Dean R., of Auburndale and Mark W., of
Bryant, Arkansas, and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 406 43rd St., Bradenton, Florida 34209.
Long-time Island resident Clarence Parsons, 86,
died December 20 in North Amherst, Mass. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Helen, and their family.
Parsons was an associate member of Roser Me-
morial Church and was a member of the Roser Men's
Memorials may be sent to the Hospice of Hamp-
shire County #7, Denniston, Northhampton, Mass. 01060.
Vicki Lynn Stewart
Vicki Lynn Stewart, 33, died suddenly of a brain
aneurysm on December 11.
Mrs. Stewart was a waitress at the Dry Dock Inn
in Holmes Beach. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., and
came to the area from Champaign, Ill, in 1961. She
was a Baptist.
She is survived by
her husband, Ronald W.; a
son, Jesse, age 3, and a
Nichole Christine Fox; a
brother, Steven L. Dodge
of Bradenton; parents,
Charles and Christine
Dodge of Bradenton; pa-
ternal grandmother, Lea
M. Weeks of Bradenton;
and maternal grandfather,
Owen A. Watson of Bradenton.
Because the family was left with thousands of
dollars in medical and funeral bills, Mrs. Stewart's
employer, the Dry Dock Inn in Holmes Beach (778-
7034), sponsored a fund-raising benefit to help. Six
local bands performed for free with organizers sug-
gesting a $10 donation. The proceeds were approxi-
mately $2,000 and were given to Mrs. Stewart's fam-
Anna Pritchard Strauss
Anna Pritchard Strauss, a long-time winter resident
of Anna Maria Island, died on October 18, surrounded by
her family at her retirement resident, Horizon House, in
Seattle, Washington. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Strauss, who was born in New York, came
to Anna Maria in the early 1980's with her husband,
Fred C. Strauss, an ardent angler who become a ha-
bituate of the Rod & Reel Pier. She attended Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church and had a wide circle of friends.
Mrs. Strauss is survived by her son, Llewelyn G.
Pritchard, a Seattle attorney, her grandchildren: Jenni-
fer and Tom Vick, David, Andrew and Bill Pritchard
of Seattle; her great-granddaughter, Emily Pritchard-
Ames .of Reno, Nevada, and her niece, Kathy
Uttendorfer of Honolulu, Hawaii. She was interred in
her family plot in Lutheran Cemetery, Middle Village,
Edward J. Swallick
Edward J. Swallick, 60, of Holmes Beach, died
December 24, in James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Mr. Swallick came
to Holmes Beach from East Brunswick, New Jersey,
in 1984. He was a driver in the trucking industry.
He was junior governor of the Moose Lodge
AMI No. 2188, a member of the Veterans of Foreign
War No. 10141 in Bradenton, a life member of Kirby
Stewart American Legion Post No. 24, life member of
the Military Order of Purple Heart and a life member
of the Disabled American Veterans Post No. 18. He.
served in the U. S. Marine Corps First Division.
He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Mione of
Holmes Beach, and Amy of Sarasota; two brothers, Jerry
Douches of Sarasota, and Robert Douches of Branchburg,
New Jersey; two step-sons, Bill Jones and Brain Jones,
both of Ohio; a step-daughter, Sheree Caraway of Mt.
Orah,'Ohio and seven step-grandchildren.
Richard Patrick White
Richard Patrick White, 76, of Holmes Beach,
died December 23 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Chicago, Mr. White came to the Island
from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1984. He was a
retried manager of the AAA Automobile Association
of Michigan. He belonged to the Chartered Property
and Casualty Underwriters Organization in Chicago-.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He is survived by three sons, Richard P. III of
Oak Park, Illinois, Willard W. of Geneva, Switzer-
land, and Christian M. of West Bloomfield, Michigan,
and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 4806 26th St. W., Braden-
ton, Florida, 34207-1705.
Sandee Parker, 43, a former resident of Long-
boat Key and Bradenton Beach died December 26.
Ms. Parker is survived by a son, Christopher
SBarstow of Martha Vineyards, Mass.; a daughter, Brie
Barstow, of Siesta Key; her parents, Charles and Marion
Parker of Bradenton; two sisters, Cynthia Rogers of
Islmarada, Florida and Joan Parent of Falmouth, Mass.;
three brothers, John and Patrick Parker both of Martha
Vineyards and Jeffrey of Bradenton.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday at
11 a.m. at Longboat Key Chapel The service will be
officiated by Reverend Barry Mick. Memorials may
be sent to the American Cancer Society.
1I THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 31, 1992 0 PAGE 11
Mr. Haulsee bakes holiday cheer
By Joy Courtney
From tattered, yellowing pages written in his
mother's hand in ink slowly fading, Islander Bernard
Haulsee bakes a Christmas tradition eight large spe-
cialty fruitcakes. This year, as in all the years past, he
will give pieces of his fruitcakes
to his neighbors and all the
people he calls friend.
"Two years ago I had to in-
crease the number of cakes I '-,
make to eight from six. Now I ''
have too many friends who want
some, so it takes eight to go
around," he chuckled. Haulsee is
delightful, 80ish, and a 22 year
resident of Anna Maria City. He
said he started baking the cakes
to "give me something to do,"
but now has people looking for-
ward to the few days before
Christmas when he traditionally
makes his rounds to deliver his
fruitcake to his friends at the i'
Anna Maria City Pier, Rod & Fruitcake c4
Reel Pier and the Anna Maria slander Bernard L
Post Office, just to mention a few one of his special f
of the lucky recipients, each year for his Is
Mr. Haulsee's cakes are full
of cherries, pineapple, raisons, coconuts and Jim
Beam. Jim Beam as in bourbon? Yep, Jim Beam as
"Some older people use wine to soak their fruit-
cakes, but since I can't find the apple brandy I used to
use, Jim Beam works just fine," he explained.
When you look at his recipe, it tells of so many
cups of cherries and so many cups of flour, but reading
to the part about soaking the cake, it just says, "soak."
"How much is enough Jim Beam?" I asked. "That's
easy, you just don't stop!," laughed Mr. Haulsee.
Well, there may be alot of bourbon, but it's not the
first thing one tastes when you sample the fruitcake.
It does go a long way though to
Spickle, I mean, preserve the cakes.
Mr. Haulsee gave me a piece of fruit-
cake baked last year which never has
seen the inside of a freezer. It tasted
exactly the same as a piece from this
"I always liked to cook. As a
S child I had to because my mother was
frequently ill. Then when Margaret
and I married, I worked for Kodak,
she cooked," Mr. Haulsee remi-
Mrs. Haulsee passed away 17
years ago; the family included five
children. Mr. Haulsee proudly told
me David and Sue live in Knoxville,
Tennessee; Pete lives in Johnson
noisseur City, Tennessee; Sis now lives in
Isee displays Kingsport, Tennessee, and Mike re-
cakes he bakes sides in White Pine, Tennessee. Born
d friends. and raised in Virginia, Mr. Haulsee
moved to Tennesse where he worked
for Kodak for 31 years before retiring and finding his
way to the Island.
"I want a lot of copies of this to send to my kids
when it is in the paper," stated Mr. Haulsee.
And he will surely get them as long as he
leaves his fruitcake behind!
Turtle Watch volunteers recognized
for 'egg-cellent' year
By Joy Courtney
Beach walkers, section coordinators and diggers,
all volunteers of the Anna Maria Turtle Watch re-
cently gathered at Pete Reynard's restaurant in
Holmes Beach to enjoy a Recognition Dinner spon-
sored by the organization.
"We wanted to
thank everyone for all
their effort," said Turtle
Watch Director Chuck
Shumard. "Also," he
chuckled, "many of
these people don't see
each other since they
work at different ends
of the beach."
provided by the
Musicman with Anna
Maria City's Mayor Tables and tables ol
Ray Simches joining A nest ofAnna Maria Turtle Watt
the group's festivities. organized to recognize each and
Though she was un- efforts towards protecting the nes
able to attend, Bra-
denton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola sent a beautiful
bouquet of flowers with her regrets.
The Anna Maria Turtle Watch is made up of ap-
proximately 90 volunteers. Their goal is to protect the
eggs of the loggerhead turtles that come on shore be-
tween May 15 and August 15 to nest. Totally oblivi-
ous to modern reality, the turtles lay their eggs
wereever Mother Nature tells them to many times
right in the path of destruction either from people or
susceptible to drowning.
As explained by Shumard, the Island is split into
eight sections. Each section is patrolled every day
during nesting season between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. by
the beach walkers. If the beach walkers find a "crawl,"
they notify their section coordinator who locates the
nest. The nest will be left alone if it is located on high
ground, or in an area where people do not walk; other-
wise, the digger is contacted. The diggers, who have
permits from Florida's Department of Natural Re-
sources, are the only ones who may dig and transport
eggs to the organization's hatchery in Anna Maria
"This was a tough year," said Shumard of the
previous turtle season. "We had about 10,000 eggs of
which about 7,800
hatched and were
released. This is
down from the
past couple years.
This is the first
year in a long time
'.- whole nests did
Snot hatch. We at-
tribute this to the
high waters and
heavy rains we
had this season.
High tides actually
turtle watchers washed many
hers share in the festivities nests out before
very one of them for their volunteer we could save
s and eggs of the loggerhead turtle, them."
tion period for the loggerhead turtle is approximately
60 days, so the Turtle Watch volunteers are frequently
releasing hatchlings as late as October.
The upcoming season for the Turtle Watch vol-
unteers will be a historical one. It will be the first sea-
son with a new expanse of beach, compliments of the
current beach renourishment project.
"With the beach renourishment done, we will have
approximately 4 1/2 more miles of beach to cover. We
understand from other beach communities with com-
pleted beach renourishment projects that their turtle activ-
ity increased. We expect the same and will really need
more volunteers to help, Shumard said.
Anyone interested in joining the Anna Maria
Turtle Watch can call 778-1156, 778-1126 or 778-
SAn egg-citing season is guaranteed!
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May the new year bring
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Located just West of the Island Shopping Center
Come and enjoy ...
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Sunday January 3rd 8:30 am 12:30 pm
Homemade Pancakes, Sausage, O.J. & Coffee.
Adults $2.50 Child $1.00
Plus a homemade bake sale.
248 S. Harbor Drive Holmes Beach
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As the beach is renourished, moving north from the Cortez light, sand from the bottom
stays in the water and silts seagrass beds.
By Bob Ardren
With a little more than a week
gone, the almost-Island-wide
renourishment project is almost mile
into its task.
At press time, the dredge Illinois
was slowly creeping back and forth at
its anchorage, sucking up Gulf bottom
and spewing it onto Bradenton Beach
near the old barge by the Gulf Drive
Shellers are having the time of their
lives in the swift-flowing silt. Although
I've always wondered about the viability
of shells that spit from a 30-some inch di-
ameter pipe after rattling along for hun-
dreds of yards, I guess there might be
some "keepers" in the silt.
And speaking of silt, perhaps
some sharp-eyed politico might con-
sider the following as a piece of legisla-
tion for the upcoming "silly season" in
With beach renourishment
projects becoming the rage along
Florida's shores, the problem persists
of sand stirred up by the dredging activ-
ity. Off Anna Maria, this "sand bloom"
seems to stretch for miles up and down
the coast. The silt, once suspended in
the water, has to make its way into the
passes and onto the fragile seagrass
beds. And there it lies, quietly smother-
ing the grasses.
Small dredge projects are required
by governmental agencies to place
large anti-silt blockades, sometimes
called diapers, around their projects to
keep the silt confined. Perhaps some-
one should consider adding that
requirement to larger renourishment
projects that are close to tidal inlets as
By Captain Mike Heistand
A lot of people have asked me
this week about the hard to catch triple-
tail. You will find these fish mainly on
the Gulf side of Anna Maria Island.
Look for these excellent eating fish
around floating crab trap balls or any
other floating debris. They can be
found all year around, but fair better in
the winter months. They will eat
shrimp, shinners, or crabs. Three or
four of the area's local charter captains
have reported catching them these last
two weeks with some going as large as
7 pounds. It is best to free line your
baits to these fish after you have located
Captain Rick Gross reports a
mixed bag this week with one tripletail,
a few trout, mackerel and pompano.
Captain Todd Romaine reports
redfish, but has to work hard to find
them. Also, had trout in good numbers
and a few snook. Todd says to remem-
ber shook season ends midnight, De-
Captain Mark Bradow has been
doing well on grouper offshore up to
ten pounds in 50 feet of water; both red
and black. In back water, still catching
redfish in and around docks.
Captain Mike Heistand says this
week he has caught redfish in good
numbers, lots and lots of trigger fish, a
few nice trout up to three pounds and
flounder up to four pounds.
John Fernandez of Discount
Tackle says lots of trigger fish are be-
ing reported offshore. Some of their
customers are reporting doing well on
grouper also, and there are reports of
pompano coming from the beaches.
Frank of Galati's Bait & Tackle
reports amberjack up to 50 pounds,
grouper and snapper from offshore and
trout and redfish from the Bay.
Captain Joe Webb has been do-
ing well on amberjacks offshore with
mangrove snapper up to five pounds
and grouper up to ten and 12 pounds.
Joe says to tell every one fishing is ex-
cellent and getting better each day.
Arkee from the Bradenton Beach
Pier reports lots of sheepshead, some
mangrove snapper, whiting, flounder
and trout at night. Arkee also reports
fishing has improved since the beach
renourishment project has begun.
Difficult but not
impossible to catch
Tripletails like this one are rare and hard
to find, but well worth the effort. These fish
are excellent eating. Captain Mike
Heistand hold a tripletail weighing in at
six and a halfpounds.
Tripletails found in
Gulf off Island
Photo: Joy Courtney i
In better times, guests of the now defunct Fast Ed-
dies' restaurant in Anna Maria City, would bring, year
after year, a Christmas ornament to decorate the large tree
the restaurant put up each year. For their contribution they
would receive a cup of coffee or a piece of pie.
Fast Eddies', reputed to be the Island's biggest
employer, closed, to the surprise of Islanders and em-
ployees alike, due to its foreclosure by its major
leinholder on Monday, December 21. The bank's re-
ceiver permitted Fast Eddie's longest employee, Carol
Sweetnich, of Holmes Beach to take the ornaments.
"I was there when he (Ed Porter) opened and I
was there the day he closed," said a morose
Sweetnich. To try and right a wrong as best she could,
[I] THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 31, 1992 E PAGE 13
your real estate needs in 93 ...
S" Toni King, Realtor/Associate
SOf fice: (8d13) 778-6654
: After Hour,: (813) 778-1785
Mlichael Saunders & Company
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Sweetnich (right) with her daughter, Jessica, and
friend (left) Pine So Patty, spent Christmas Eve sell-
ing the ornaments on the street corner to raise money
to buy food to provide a Christmas dinner for any and
all Fast Eddie's employees who had no where to go
"It is so hard," lamented Sweetnich, we didn't
even get to say good buy to each other. There was no
finality to the situation."
"Some of the Island restaurants donated food
and money for the employees deemed most needy,"
said Sweetnich. "I know that is a big help for a lot of
people (former Fast Eddie's employees). Thank you,
LOOKING FOR A RENTAL?
A GARAGE SALE?
Just look in the classified for local advertised
items for sale, jobs, rentals and services!
409 Pine Av.
2812 Avenue C, Holmes Beach
This is not your typical island home. And simply
saying three bedrooms and two baths does not really
describe it either. But after you see it, $119,000 will
Call Doug Dowling Realty, 778-1222.
Garden Club seeking
The Island Garden Club is appealing for dona-
tions of plants, white elephant items, and women's
and men's clothing for its annual sale on February 6,
1993. Call Ben at 778-3779 for pick-up.
The club supports the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, Manatee Vo-Tech Scholarship Fund,
the Anna Maria Elementary School as well as beauti-
fication of our lovely Island.
Play bingo at Moose Lodge
The Island Moose Lodge will host bingo every
Thursday at 1 p.m. until further notice.
Bingo is open to the public. The public will en-
ter through bingo door marked in front of the lodge.
Snacks will be available. The Moose Lodge is located
at 110 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach.
Architect to speak to Artist's Guild
The Artist's Guild of Anna Maria Island will
present a program at its Gallery on Monday, January
4, featuring architect Eugene Aubry. He will discuss
architecture and various other aspects of his expertise.
The evening will begin with refreshments at 6:30
p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. The regular
meeting will start after the program. Admission is free
and open to the public.
The Gallery is located 5414 Marina Drive in the
Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach.
Antiques wanted by
St. Bernard Guild
The Ladies of St. Bernard Guild of Holmes Beach
are planning their 23rd Annual Antique Show and Sale 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.
Sale of the Week
5312 Holmes Boulevard,
This is the place many-
Islanders will always remem-
9 ber as the place we used to go
to get well. It was the Medi-
n cal Arts Building. Now,
though, it will be a profes-
sional office and art studio. It
was sold by Agnes Tooker of
Fran Maxon Real Estate,
-- --Anna Maria on December 9
DATE ADDRESS TYPE FROM/TO LIST $ SALE $
12/8 402 71st Street Home Peterson to Willey & Termini Unavailable $130,000
ground level 3bed/2bath/1 car home, 2,183 s.f. built in 1965, 95x87 lot.
12/8 529 72nd Street Home Ryder to Krall Unavailable $200,000
canal front, ground level 2bed/2bath/2car home, 1,761 s.f. living area, built in 1958
12/8 161 Runaway Bay Condo Davis to Gallman Unavailable $81,500
ground level 2bed/2bath 1,114 s.f.
12/9 512 70th Street Home Phelps to Critelli Unavailable $125,000
canal front, ground level 2bed/2bath/1car home, 1,118 s.f. built in 1965, 85x106 lot.
12/11 5312 Holmes Blvd. Commercial Dean to Thomas Unavailable $170,000
ground level commercial building, 3 baths, 3,000 s.f., built in 1950's on a 60x100 lot.
12/22 801 Fem St. Duplex Fleischman to Wight & Zent Unavailable $145,000
ground level duplex of 2bed/1 bath,. 770 s.f. each side, built by seller in 1968, 50x100 lot.
Information compiled by Doug Dowling, Doug Dowling Realty, exclusively for The Islander/Bystander.
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2 bedroom, 2 bath each side. Carol Heinze
now or 792-5721 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available
beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman 778-
0769 or 778-5368 eves.
ANNUAL: MARTINIQUE 2BR, 2BA Gulfview,
$900/month. T. Dolly Young, 778-5427.
SEASONAL: WESTBAY COVEI 1BR, 1BA,
$1,800/month. T. Dolly Young, 778-5427.
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5340-1 Gulf Drive CAROL HEINZE CRS
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 REALTOR-ASSOCIATE
(813) 778-0766 Million Dollar Club
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shells and coral in the vicinity of the dredge operation.
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Friendly greetings of the Season.
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joyous and the
New Year bring you
a full measure of
1 success and happiness.
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OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
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RUNAWAY BAY ... One bedroom and two bedroom
condos located in this well maintained complex that
offers heated pool, tennis, resident manager and
deeded beach access, priced from $59,900 to $82,900.
NAUTILUS Fully furnished 2BR-2BA apartment located at the
desirable Nautilus Condominium. Complex offers heated pool,
tennis, resident manager and fabulous walking beach.
Excellent rental opportunity. Just reduced to $129,900.
UNGRADED BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX Each side
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This Anna Maria City duplex has 2br/lba each
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Located closet shopping, postoffice and sparkling
Gulf Beaches. Priced right at $129,000. Call Ken
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"Have a Safe, Happy, Healthy and
Prosperous New Year and 1993!"
Brokers: Prue Maxon-Yost & Frances V. Maxon
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Janice Tressler,
Mike Schulte, Rosemary Schulte,
-lslaaodRealty, Pat Jackson, Ken Jackson
Lgw and Nancy Ungvarsky (rentals).
[IM THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 31, 1992 U 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.
Panasonic microwave oven with automatic turntable
and light, like new condition. $50 778-4412
2 Men's Schwinn Bikes. 5-speed no rust. $69 each.
Garage Sale: Some furniture and miscellaneous
household items. Dining table, chairs, single bed.
Saturday, January 2, 9 AM to 2PM. 802 Jacaranda,
14' Deep Fisherman. 35 hp electric start engine.
Trailer included. $1,200. 778-4084.
16' Compac-Keel Sailboat, 3 sails, outboard, trailer,
all safety equipment, excellent condition. Always kept
on electric lift. $2,499. 778-4412.
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. Absolutely
no snake owners! Call 7781934 days or 778-6842
Refined, dependable lady as your cheerful compan-
ion light cleaning, cooking driving. Full or part-time.
COOK & SERVERS: FulVpart-time. Retirees are fine.
Must be experienced and neat with good references.
Apply in person to Michael Critelli at the Manatee
YES, Pine-Sol Patty & Co. is still here!! We do every-
Joe Ungvarsky Construction. Remodeling specialist.
State licensed and insured. Many island references.
Who wants to live with dirty carpet? Relax and let
Fat Cat clean your carpet and upholstered furni-
ture. Jon Kent, island resident, owner. 8 to 5 mo-
bile # 745-4723.
Anna Maria Gulf front apartment rare vacancy.
Lovely furnished interior, porch, sundeck. Weekly,
season. No pets. 778-3143.
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.
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.
Business Rental: Commercial building in Anna Maria
Village. 800 s.f. $600/month. 778-5796.
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