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ISLANDER

THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND


ThE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND JANUARY 14, 1993


Mangroves,


rezoning top


Holmes Beach


agenda
By Bonner Presswood
City officials are standing behind an action that
resulted in the drastic pruning of two stands of man-
groves in Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach Mayor Pat Geyer opened the
meeting by explaining that the "men were talked to,"
and that the city had since received several letters
from people who thanked the city for their trimming
of the mangroves on the canals on both sides of 77th
Street at Marina Drive.
Superintendent of Public Works John
Fernandez said he has interpreted the Florida Statutes
to allow the trimming.
Councilperson Carol Whitmore asked
Fernandez if it was policy for the city to trim man-
groves, to which he replied that a memo had been is-
sued to his staff stating that."no mangrove is to be
touched without seeing me personally.". He added
that the City had not yet been contacted by the De-
partment of Environmental Regulation regarding the
complaint which was filed by a resident in the area of
the altered mangroves.
In other action, the city council approved a
home occupation license for Charles A. Terrell of
52gd Street, for a lawn maintenance business. Coun-
cil delayed voting on a second home occupation li-
cense for Kathleen Ambut's condominium manage-
ment business in the 200 block of 58th Street due to
her absence at the meeting.
Fernandez announced the bid results for a sea-
wall and drain tile repair project. Holmes Construc-
tion was the low bidder at $18,893. The bid for the
work, to be performed on 74th and 75th Streets at
Marina Drive, was approved after a short discussion
about state funding of $18,000 and "some change"
that will be applied to the project. The repair is nec-
essary due to damage of the City owned seawalls in
the June flooding.
A motion to approve an amended ordinance 93-
1 pertaining to the Resort Housing Overlay District in
the R-4 zone (south of Duffy's Tavern) failed for lack
of a second and, although there was much discussion,
there was no resolution on the issue other than to re-
quest the City Attorney's presence at the next meet-
ing for further clarification.
The new ordinance for the R-4 zone restricts
rentals for less than seven days and allows rentals for
seven days or more without exception. The item was
tabled until the Jan. 19 meeting in spite of the
council's requested redraft.
Persons in R-4 who now rent for less than seven
days would be allowed to qualify for a status of "le-
gal non-conformity" by providing proof of prior use
of their units for rentals under seven days and compli-
ance with the State "bed tax" and other applicable
laws for hotel/motel operators, according to the latest
draft of the ordinance.
A lengthy discussion by Councilperson Don
Howard appeared to have little to do with R-4 zoning.
He pointed out that "our long-time market of tourists
are dying or are not able to come to the Island any-
more, and we're not getting replacements." Council
members Carol Whitmore and Aaron Van
Ostenbridge both took exception at Howard's reason-
ing that there is nothing to do on Anna Maria Island
anymore.
Several real estate agents pointed out the impor-
tance of short term rentals to the economy, but the
real "stumper" for the Council was the question of
properties reverting to residential status if the "under
seven day rental use" lapsed for 180 days or more.
Lisa Varano of Dick Wagner Realty initiated the


question that ultimately brought Carol Whitmore to
withdraw her second to the motion to approve the ordi-
nance as read, thereby tabling the issue once again.
Whitmore donated $100 from the Christmas Party
Fund to the public works department with the stipulation
that the monies be applied to a meeting announcement
"sandwich" sign of at least eight feet in height.
There were several people in the audience who
expressed concerns regarding the lack of fire hy-


By Bonner Presswood
Bradenton Beach City Attorney Alan Prather
earned his money at the regular city meeting on Janu-
ary 7, staying for all but the last five minutes of a le-
gal-based session.
First order of business was a public hearing for a
comprehensive small plan amendment requested by
Tom Chipain, owner of Gulf Drive Cafe at 900 Gulf
Drive. After explanations of the proposed amendment by
both the city attorney and planning consultant Bill
Brisson, with council questions and concerns clarified,
Chipain came forward to "explain his request" at the urg-
ing of Mayor Katie Pierola.
The request amounted to a legislative policy
decision to change the future land use category for a
parcel of land across Gulf Drive from the restaurant,
currently designated for medium high density to
Residential/Office/Retail (ROR).
It was not a request for rezoning, as the council,
attorney, planner and Chipain continually endeavored
to clarify, and the amendment had been approved
previously by the city's planning and zoning board.
Chipain noted that "only a couple of citizens" came
to those public hearings to express concerns.
"In the event, God forbid, a hurricane were to
destroy my restaurant, under current regulations, I
would not be able to rebuild. I am looking to the fu-
ture to protect myself. If we waited for the disaster,
the six-month process we've already undergone
would be devastating and bankrupt my business,"


..- -I My grandpa,
Sthe Governor
"i 1 Anna Maria School
kindergartner Ashley Chiles
proudly escorted her
1 grandfather, Florida
Governor Lawton Chiles, to
last week's teacher staff
meeting. With a big smile,
Ashley introduced him to the
Gathered teachers, "This is
my grandpa." Having
business in Bradenton the day
before, the Governor stopped
Sby to see Ashley's classroom,
meet her teacher, and found
time to share afew moments
with the school's staff Very
briefly, he told the staff he
was working on something
that would bring Florida
lottery money directly to the
schools for enhancement
programs in lieu of going into
the general operating funds
of the system. Principal Jim
Kronus explained, "The
lottery's original intent when
it was voted in was to provide
extras for the school system.
We are looking forward to
that happening."


Photo: Joy Courtney

drants on Key Royale. Councilperson Betty Hill
asked about pumping from a canal in the event of an
emergency as an alternative to hydrants, but it was
determined that due to landscaping and the proximity
of homes to one another, it was an impractical solu-
tion. Council agreed to draft a letter to the Manatee
County Public Utilities Department, in charge of hy-
drants county-wide, to request expedited consider-
ation for installation of additional hydrants.


explained Chipain.
Chipain expressed no desire to change the zon-
ing on the property, even if the amendment to the
comprehensive plan were approved. He expressed a
desire to put offices or two duplex units in the exist-
ing building on Gulf Drive, and with the improve-
ments, to perform landscaping beautification to 10th
Street North and Gulf Drive.
The audience, primarily residents of the adja-
cent condominium complex Summer Sands, clearly
was opposed to any change in the current residential
status of the six lots bordering their property on the
south. No other adjacent neighbors spoke, but the
To next page: Bradenton Beach


Commercial rezoning denied by

city council in Bradenton Beach


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters & Meetings .......................... Page 3
Manatee Bridge..................... Page 4 & 5
Anna Maria Right-of-Way ..................Page 6
Police Report .....................................Page 7
School Menu ....................................Page 12
Fire & Rescue Calls .........................Page 14
Fishing.............................................. Page 15
Dredge ..............................................Page 16
Classifieds...................................... Page 19


JANUARY 14, 1993






[j THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 14, 1993 M PAGE 2


Island joined

Elvis stamp

stampede
By Joy Courtney
Editor
For the first time in Island history, the Island
post offices had a commemorative stamp available on
its first day of issue and it's a good thing. Each Island
post office had lines of Islanders ready, willing and
able to purchase the much touted Elvis Presley Com-
memorative Stamp on what would have been the
"King's" 58th birthday, Friday, January 8.
"The stamps went quickly," said Holmes Beach
Postmaster Tom Huffine, "many people were buying
two to five sheets." Similar circumstances were re-
ported by the Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach post
offices. Advertisers will likely see the Elvis stamp on
their next statement from the Islander/Bystander.
Ron Smith, postmaster of Anna Maria, said his sta-
tion had 2,000 stamps available at noon, the official kick-
off time, and by 12:25 p.m. they were down to 500.
Huffine reported his office was sold out of its supply of
2,000 stamps within an hour. At 1:50 p.m., Bradenton
Beach Post Master Bob Willis said his office had 1,500
left from its original supply of 6,000, with a healthy
stream of Elvis aficionados still coming in.
From listening to their customers, all three post
masters believed most of the stamps were purchased
to save or be part of a stamp collection. This fits in
with the projections of the U.S. Postal Service. Ac-
cording to Post Master Willis, the Postal Service pro-
jected that 25 percent of the 300 million Elvis Presley
Commemorative Stamps, twice the normal run for a
commemorative stamp, would never be used. Used or
not, the Postal Service also expects a profit of 20 mil-
lion dollars from this "hunka, hunka burn'n love."


Elvis puts stamp on Island
Anna Maria Postal Clerk Gail Husbands sells a sheet of who waited their turn to purchase a memory of the
Elvis Presley Commemorative Stamps to Island visitor "King," on what would have been his 58th birthday.
Marilyn Elder of Toronto, Canada. Elder was one of many Photo: Joy Courtney


Many Island guests from Canada joined the
throng of purchasers. "Everyone is excited about the
Elvis Presley stamp at home, so I wanted to make sure
I got some. This is the first thing they'll ask about
when I get back," said Marilyn Elder visiting from
Toronto, Ontario, as she paid for her sheet of stamps
at the Anna Maria Post Office. Commented Nancy
Huss of Anna Maria City as she made her way to the
counter, "I need stamps, so I might as well get these."
"I'm buying them because of my son, David, "


said Mary Hooks of Anna Maria City. "When he was
three years old and Elvis was very popular, out of no-
where he went up to a neighbor's door, and rang the
door bell. When the neighbor answered, he said, you
ain't nothing' but a hound dog.' He then turned on his
heels and marched away."
If you missed purchasing Elvis stamps on the
first round, don't get "all shook up." Another run of
the Elvis Presley Commemorative Stamps will be
available Monday, January 18.


Chamber deluged with calls from Dakota


By Joy Courtney
Editor
The normal duties of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber volunteers were disrupted over the holi-
days by an inundation of calls from residents of
Fargo, North Dakota, and its surrounding commu-
nities. Within days, the Island Chamber responded
to 60 inquiries as of January 5 (and still counting)
about accommodations and amenities offered by'
Anna Maria Island from Dakotans reporting zero
degree temperatures 80 degrees below zero with
the wind chill factor.
The delightful mystery as to why there were
so many calls from the same location at the same
time, came to light when the Island Chamber re-


ceived a copy of an article that appeared in The Fargo
Forum just after Christmas headlined "Anna Maria
Island is a Florida jewel in the Gulf."
The story was written by Kevin Zepper who,
according to the article, is a free-lance writer for the
paper. Zepper had obviously vacationed on Anna
Maria and was not only surprised to find a tropical is-
land off the Gulf coast in Florida, but was also taken
back with the quality of our beaches, the aquamarine
color of our waters, the caring people and "business
folk (who) are friendly but not pushy."
In Zepper's opinion, "Anna Maria Island is
breathtaking," and in his opinion, "The thing that
amazes me most about the island is the care that resi-
dents give to maintaining this pearl. These island


people show concern, and that feeling transcends to
the visitor; please leave the beach as you found it -
clean."
Zepper continued on with his kudos as he de-
scribed all four public beaches, the fishing opportu-
nities, local shopping and eateries, as well as ac-
commodation options.
He also added a little local history which
brought "to mind a seafaring adventurer in search
of treasure."
The only thing Zepper left out was a weather
report, but that's understandable it's safe to as-
sume the Island's guests from the Flickertail State
will notice the 150 degree difference in temperature
all by themselves.


Bradenton Beach meeting from page 1


Summer Sands residents were vocal and sometimes
out of order.
Ralph Thobe, a resident on 10th Street North for
.29 years and currently an owner in Summer Sands,
seemed to sum up the opinion of the audience when he
stated that he had "never seen commercial business
come in next to residential and improve the
homeowner's property value."
In rebuttal, Chipain cited money invested in
Bradenton Beach. He pleaded that the council not al-
low the city to stagnate by doing nothing, but to "go
forward and improve." He also reminded all involved
that even were the amendment approved, there would
be ample opportunity for the citizens present to protest
and the council to deny any future zoning change re-
quest for the property.
When the public hearing was closed, council dis-
cussion was interrupted frequently by residents of
Summer Sands shouting objections and comments like
"just close your ears."
The amendment was defeated by a 3 to 2 vote
with favorable votes by Mayor Pierola and Council-
man Herb Dolan.
In other business, the council voted to approve
an exception to the parking requirements for Vienna
Castle. With a building permit already approved, other
items which had been brought to the council's atten-
tion that were not in compliance were overlooked. An
exception to the required 22 parking spaces was ap-


proved for the available 14 off-street parking spaces
by a unanimous vote, with Dolan abstaining due to a
declared conflict of interest.
The third agenda item, "0" Parking and Mixed
Use on Bridge Street, also involved explanation by
both the attorney and the planner as well as represen-
tatives of the Community Redevelopment Agency
Board. According to Mayor Pierola, the discussion
was at the request of Mike Norman, Island real estate
broker, and Bridge Street property owner.
"0" zoning would allow existing business and
future development to eliminate parking in favor of
building expansion, but the council discontinued their
discussion in favor of more thoughtful planning. As
recommended by the consultant planner, Clem
Dryden, chairman of the RDA, too many factors
which will impact Bridge Street remain unknown, in-
cluding consideration of the full impact of beach
renourishment and redevelopment plans. Alternative
parking also needs to be looked at. He stated that "all
the elements are in a formative stage in preparation of
a plan."
The final action was approval of a $3,500 expen-
diture requested by Mayor Pierola, in lieu of a previ-
ously budgeted figure of $3,000 for carpeting at city
hall. The new, increased expense will include the car-
peting at a bid of $1,800, plus reupholstery of approxi-
mately 10 chairs in city offices and new, high-back
chairs in the chambers.


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is trying to please everybody.' Bill Cosby

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[l THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER M JANUARY 14, 1993 M PAGE 3


Following Friday's public
hearing, Florida Department of
Transportation representative
Bryan Williams asked the Islander
Bystander why people on Anna
Maria don't want the 65-foot,
fixed-span bridge.
It seemed like the pleas of
at least 10 speakers had gone un-
heard, so I offered what I believe
is the overwhelming passion of
the opponents of the Megaa
bridge" it would overwhelm, The New Pass bride
overshadow, and forever change
the character of our Island community.
Isn't this the rationalization the three cities
used when they banned high-rise building on the
Island?
Isn't the character of our island different from
that of Longboat Key or Siesta Key?
And isn't the character of the Island, it's es-
sence, the primary reason we all live here? -
Williams said that preservation of the charac-
ter of the Island was the best, and possibly the most
compelling reason, he had heard that could persuade
decision makers to change the plan for construction
of the high, fixed-span bridge.
Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria city offi-
cials are on record against the bridge. But Holmes
Beach chose to ignore the results of an Island-wide
straw vote on the bridge and stands alone in favor of
the 65-foot fixed span bridge.
It would appear that business interests have
convinced the majority of the Holmes Beach com-
mission that a 65-foot fixed span is needed to bring
more tourists and more dollars to the Island. But
DOT officials will readily point out that a 45-foot
drawbridge will carry the same amount of traffic.
It's a two-lane bridge, no matter what the design,
and only so many cars can travel on it at a time.


!ge between Longboat Key and Lido Shores.


At the current yearly average rate of 10 to 12
openings a day, timed at an average of four minutes
each, that represents approximately 45 minutes of
delayed shopping and accommodation rentals a day.
Of course, Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim
Kissick can show statistics which would demon-
strate that a 45-foot drawbridge would accommo-
date more than 75 to 80 percent of the masted
vessels and 100 percent of power vessels on the
Intracoastal Waterway without opening at all,
thereby reducing that time to an average 10 minutes
a day. And as Manatee County Commissioner Kent
Chetlain put it, "what's the necessity for the Queen
Mary to pass under the Manatee Bridge?"
Please drive the New Pass Bridge at the south
end of Longboat Key to experience a new bridge
that is sensitive and not intrusive to the surround-
ings of million dollar homes. It was a 10 year fight
by a handful of residents on Lido Shores to win ap-
proval of that design and, although it is less than a
45-foot span, a similar design would be very appro-
priate to the character of Anna Maria Island.



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Anna Maria
TUES, 1/19


7:30 p.m


WED, 1/20 7:30 p.m.
Bradenton Beach
Holmes Beach
WED, 1/20 7:30 p.m.
THUR, 1/21 9:00 a.m.


Town Hall Meeting
with George McKay
Planning Agency, Zoning
None scheduled


Regular Meeting
Workshop


Island Elected Officials Committee
TUES, 1/19 10 a.m. Anna Maria City Hall
MPO Bridge Committee (At County Chambers)
WED, 1/20 4 p.m. Manatee Bridge Vote


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Hats off to all
It's great to once again, finally, to have a lively, lo-
cally-owned, local-oriented paper hitting our sandy
dooryards each week.
I labored at the old Islander (founded 1951) from
1973 to 1989 as proofreader, photographer, reporter,
Longboat Key bureau person and eventually editor for a
few years before its sad end. Names on your masthead -
Bonner Presswood, Mark Ratliff, Paul Roat and now
(hurrah!) Dolores Knutson bring back memories of
those days. There are other Islander alumni hereabouts,
the likes of Kent Chetlain, Carolyne Norwood, Pat
Copeland, Dennis Eklund, Dee Graham, Shirley Foor and
Ted Schultz (on the news side), and on the advertising
and business sides: Dolores, of course, Reda Reynolds,
Jean Blassingame, Dee Lamoreux, Bob and Sam
Weismiller, Dick and Thelma Suman come to mind.
Undoubtedly still around are many others who did a stint
at the now-boarded-up news shop on Pine Avenue. My
mother, for one, who was proofreader before I moved
down to Florida.) Maybe we all should have a reunion.
Anyway, hats off to Bonner and Joy and everybody
else willing to bet Islanders will read and support an hon-
est-to-goodness newspaper telling it like it is here on the
Island we love. June Alder, Anna Maria





at-a-glance


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ij] THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 14, 1993 0 PAGE 4


MANATEE BRIDGE HEARINGS CLOSE,


Predicting the


future of the


Manatee


Bridge
If last week's Manatee Avenue Bridge public
hearing is any clue, no one likes the proposal for a 65-
foot bridge to replace the existing bridge between the
mainland and Holmes Beach.
There were no speakers in favor of the Florida
Department of Transportation (DOT) plan at the
evening's public hearing.
But there were speeches about the Cortez Bridge
and speeches about a third bridge, mostly by the mem-
bers of a special committee charged with reviewing
the issue for the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
It was no surprise to the bridge-savvy audience
when DOT's representative Bryan Williams stated
that "at the request of the MPO and the citizenry, the
DOT has eliminated the replacement plan for Cortez
and rehabilitation is scheduled."
But no one wanted to hear the next words from
his mouth ... "it won't stay that way forever."
The DOT clearly wants to spend the $20 million
allotted for
the Manatee
B r i d g e
Bridge
project, with The DOT clearly wants
$1 million al- 0,.
ready mi in- $20 million allotted for
vested in Bridge project, with $1
studies. Will-
iams threw already invested in stud
out projec- the project will send th,
tions when
questioned money elsewhere in tht
about the
costs in-
volved in
changing the
proposed 65-
foot span. To cancel the project will send the allotted
money elsewhere in the budget, he said. Immediately
prior to this statement, Manatee County Commis-
sioner and chairman of the special committee Kent
Chetlain explained how the county had bowed to the
wishes of the citizens regarding the replacement of the
Green Bridge across the Manatee River, relinquishing
existing funding only to be brought back into the bud-
get when the plans for the new bridge were approved.
New studies would have to be done if the bridge
is changed from anything but a 65-foot span, delaying
the schedule for hearings and the other procedural is-
sues for three to four years and, on approval, another
five years for construction. A new bridge would there-
fore be about 10 years in the future, as opposed to the
currently planned completion in five years.
The DOT engineering plan includes two designs
in addition to the 65-foot fixed span, but it remains
unexplained why constructing one of the other two
designs would require another $1 million in studies.


'The current adopted plan
calls for Gulf Drive to be a
four lane road on Anna
Maria Island and, in
keeping with that, a four-
lane bridge at Manatee
Avenue.'


Continued maintenance
on the relatively
trouble-free existing 36-
year-old bridge would
cover the extended time
period and rehabilita-
tion could account for
five to 10 years of
added life, according to
Williams.
Next revelation ...


Williams again, "the current adopted plan calls for Gulf
Drive to be a four lane road on Anna Maria Island and, in
keeping with that, a four-lane bridge at Manatee Av-
enue." But he continued, "DOT anticipates that the for-
mal process by the MPO will begin for amending the
plan, but now it is four-lane, as well as in the local com-
prehensive plans."


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The 65-foot high, fixed-span bridge to Ft. Myers Beach in Lee County, the same height as proposed for the Island.
Photo courtesy Kay Hoey


Toward the end of the meeting, the Island's only
representative on the committee, Jack Egan, spoke up.


to spend the
Sthe Manatee
million

lies. To cancel
e allotted
Budget.


"One thing that has not been
offered for consideration is
how the Island may be im-
pacted by noise. The area of
impact studied involves only
a few condominiums and
Kingfish ramp. As a citizen of
Anna Maria, one of the few
remaining without air condi-
tioning, I can attest to sound
traveling over water."
Egan claims that noise
carries from the Sandbar restau-
rant to his home quite a few
blocks north, and he can hear


bridge traffic now, especially one particular motorcycle.
His comments drew chuckles from the committee and the
audience, but he stated that he would find it hard to be-
lieve that the proposed 65-foot fixed span bridge "won't
significantly affect the noise level, noise pollution, expe-
rienced from the current bridge."
As chairman of the committee, Chetlain's rev-
elation was that "no one can speak for the future, we
can only project based on the past."
It would be impossible to predict what the rec-
ommendation of the committee will be when they
meet for the final time for a vote Wednesday, January
13, at 4 p.m. in the Manatee County Commission
Chambers.
The committee will then make their recommen-
dation at the January 25 meeting of the MPO, who
then makes recommendations to DOT.


They spoke their piece


Before the evening public hearing opened,
Bradenton Beach Councilman (and Bridge expert
among other credentials) Jim Kissick told the Is-
lander/Bystander he didn't think he'd get an opportu-
nity to speak, and was willing to place a small wager
that he'd get gaveled
into silence.


He would have lost
his bet. Not only did he
get his opportunity to
speak, but members of
the special committee
even listened.
The speakers, all
Islanders, were thought-
ful and thorough in their
statements against the
65-foot fixed span


the beach and leave trash that's why we (the Manatee
County Commission) are consider parking fees."
"Our voices are many, although not as strong as
the DOT," was just one remark that drew applause
from the audience by Ann Shaw.


'People come here from Polk and
Pinellas County to use the beach
and leave trash that's why we
(the Manatee County Commission)
are consider parking fees.'


bridge as they addressed the special committee of the
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Many
asked provoking questions of the committee, the MPO
and the Florida Department of Transportation.
Most of the speakers had been in attendance at a
meeting earlier in the week of opponents of the bridge.
Preaching to the converted, the meeting resembled a pep
rally, but Kissick was there to provide cold, hard facts
about the DOT plan in preparation of the public hearing.
David Rogerson spoke to the committee about
his concerns, adding "there was a lot of emotion, but
still a lot of logical thought applied to the process in
voting against the bridge ... lots of problems are not
addressed or solved by the 65-foot bridge." Chairman of
the committee, MPO member, and Manatee County
Commissioner Kent Chetlain replied, "That's right.
People come here from Polk and Pinellas County to use


Jim Kissick
quoted from a letter sent
to him by the comman-
dant of the United
States Coast Guard re-
garding guidelines for
bridge clearances, and
he quoted officials in
Atlantic Beach, North
Carolina regarding their
bridge closing during


Hurricane Bob.
He cited numerous
flawed data in the DOT's engineering studies, includ-
ing the fact that no mast over 44 feet had been through
the bridge in six months in spite of reports from local
marina operators and surveyors that a 65-foot clearance
was needed. Statistics on wind shear, bridge openings,
and much more were offered by Kissick in his opposition
to the 65-foot bridge.
Tom Hoey, spoke to the committee regarding the
closing of the Megaa bridge" in Ft. Myers during Hur-
ricane Andrew. It was closed sooner and longer than
the lower bridge to Sanibel, but the DOT said the clos-
ing was not an effect of the bridge design but was due
to the nature of the wind direction. Unpredictable wind
could cause any bridge to close, according to the DOT.
Ann Shaw spoke again and asked the DOT, "are
you legally bound to build it can you change?" to
which the reply was yes.


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JAN. 19 VOTE SET


Chetlain re-introduces

third bridge proposal
By Bonner Presswood


It appears Manatee County Com-
missioner Kent Chetlain can't stay away
from political fire.
He has not only brought up one of
the political hot potatoes of all time a
third bridge from the mainland to the Is-
lands but he has also been accused of
favoritism toward Longboat Key regard-
ing the design of the Manatee Avenue
Bridge.
At the Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization special committee's public hear-
ing Friday, Tom Hoey, a founder of the
Save Anna Maria committee, (SAM)
asked Chetlain for a direct answer to the
question of partiality to Longboat Key.
Hoey said Chetlain acted decisively,
immediately casting aside any possibility
of a bridge to Longboat Key, when the
Key's voters passed a special referendum
against a bridge to their island.
But Chetlain has refused to recog-
nize or act accordingly on behalf of the
majority in a straw poll vote taken on
Anna Maria Island regarding the proposed
65' fixed span bridge on Manatee Av-
enue, Hoey said. "Why don't you recog-
nize our opinion, Mr. Chetlain?"
Chetlain waved off any question of
impartiality with a response of, "wasn't it
regarding four lanes?" Hoey quoted the
question of the straw vote which clearly
asked for a yes or no response to the pro-
posed placement of a 65-foot fixed span
bridge at Manatee Avenue in Holmes
Beach.
Chetlain dismissed the question.
"Well, it was a straw vote," he said, "and
I support a third bridge."
A long discussion about a third
bridge a bridge linking the mainland di-
rectly with Longboat Key continued
from previous deviations from the hear-
ings scheduled topic. Chetlain may rein-


produce the study of a bridge to Longboat
Key, although the MPO agreed to remove
the land area of Longboat Key from the
study for future bridge placement between
Ringling and Cortez.
Chetlain went through a long sce-
nario of events regarding the addition of a
turn lane on Manatee Avenue near down-
town Bradenton to come to a point about
what would happen if "we brought this
back up at the MPO and Longboat Key
Mayor Brown opposes it?" The question
was directed at Bryan Williams, Assistant
Environmental Management Engineer for
the Florida Department of Transportation
and MPO Executive Director Mike Guy.
Williams stated that the DOT would
find it extremely difficult to conduct the
study with the exclusion of Longboat
Key, and that they could do the study, but
it would be wiser to have a cohesive ef-
fort.
Guy stated that since Chetlain was
chairing the next regular meeting of the
MPO, he expected that Chetlain could
successfully entertain a motion to reinstate
the land area of Longboat Key to the
study.
Longboat Key's representative on
the special committee, Charles Loiselle,
reminded the panel that the origin of traf-
fic destination study on Longboat Key did
not call for a bridge, especially at a cost of
$160-200 million for only 6,000 voters.
John MacDonald, also a member of
the committee, reminded the panel of the
value of his time and the inappropriate
nature of continuing the discussion related
to a third bridge among the panel mem-
bers at the public hearing for the Manatee
Avenue Bridge, but not before Chetlain
entered his preference for the third bridge
landing on the town-owned "Ansel prop-
erty" on Longboat Key.


The March 9 non-partisan election
for three council seats in Holmes Beach
promises to be interesting, as far as cam-
paigns go, especially if all the potential
candidates qualify. Twelve people have
taken packets containing forms which
must be completed by the registration
deadline January 19.
To qualify, candidates must obtain
signatures from 15 registered voters in
the city, provide proof of residency, ap-
point a treasurer, disclose financial in-
terests, sign a loyalty oath, complete a
Statement of Candidate form, and pay a
filing fee of $54.02. Incumbents must
file additional gift disclosure paperwork.
SIf elected, they will serve two year
terms for an annual salary of $3,601. As
of press time, only five candidates, in-
cluding incumbent Betty Hill, have
qualified.
Larry Campbell, of the 4900 block
of Gulf Drive Bayside, is a stockholder in
two Bradenton businesses, Campbell
Plumbing, Inc., and West Coast Irrigation,
Inc. He is a 17-year resident of the City.
Luke Courtney, owner of Haley's
Motel and Resort Complex and three,
year resident, is running to "represent


the people." Courtney states that "the
present City Council votes as they wish
and not according to wishes of the ma-
jority" which explains his reasoning in
opposing the proposed 65-foot fixed
span bridge on Manatee Avenue." He
also plans to look for more money for
the city from proper accounting of state
gas and alcohol taxes.
Billie Martini is a 32-year resident
of the City, presently residing in the 200
block of 67th Street. She is retired and
lists income from a state retirement fund
as well as from a rental duplex in the
City.
Incumbent Betty Hill is also re-
tired, with income from tax free funds
and 50 percent ownership of a Sarasota
retail store. If successful in her bid for
re-election, she will be serving her sec-
ond term on the Council. She previously
served in Holmes Beach for many years
as City Clerk.
Aaron Van Ostenbridge will likely
not seek re-election. Kathleen Mitchell
is definitely not running, explaining
that, "I've served seven years and I feel
it's time to give somebody else a
chance."


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of-way regulations.
Fact most of the
City's roads are only
paved 18 to 20 feet
within the plotted street
widths of 40 to 50 feet.
The City considers the
full width of the plotted
roads city property, and
therefore, the public
right-of-way, and has
ordinances regulating
the landscaping of
these areas. Opinion -
some City Commis-


All public road right-
of-ways beyond seven
feet from the edge of
the pavement of any
city street may be
improved by the
homeowner within
certain established
criteria


sioners and residents
felt, because they owned property to the middle of the
road, the excess between the plotted road width and
paved area could very well be privately owned and,
therefore, could be landscaped as a property owner
chose.
On the issue of who owned the right-of-ways,
paved or unpaved, Hendrickson stated they were defi-
nitely the City's. He explained there were three ways a
city can obtain property: condemnation, out right pur-
chase, and dedication. All deeds under the act of dedi-
cation create easements in favor of the public. The cre-
ated easements are useless to a property owner unless
the road is vacated. Then their property line would be
extended.
With ownership established, the next step was to
determine if it was possible for the City to permit
homeowners to landscape any part of the City's right-
of-way adjacent to their property. After much
roundtable discussion between residents, commission-
ers and the attorney, it was decided that it was possible,
but care must be taken to protect the public's access to
the right-of-ways (parking), protect the City from addi-
tional liability, and provide citizens with clear and con-
sistent guidelines.
The Planning Commission will recommend to the
City Commission altering the City's existing ordi-
nance, Zoning Appendix A, Article III, Section 3.09.15
(A) to reflect the following results of the meeting.
All public road right-of-ways beyond seven feet
from the edge of the pavement of any city street may be
improved by the homeowner within certain established
criteria. This will be accomplished through a general per-
mitting process which allows improvements by ordinance
without the necessity of an application permit.
The area within seven feet of the edge of the pave-
ment will only be allowed to be improved/landscaped by
applying for, and receiving, a permit approved by the
building inspector and a majority of the members of the
City Commission. Criteria will be established for deter-
mining whether the permit should be issued.
All improvements placed by the homeowner be-
yond seven feet from the paved road will be maintained
by the homeowner. Any improvements will also be
done with the full understanding that the City retains
full control over the entire right-of-way for benefit of
the general public. The City reserves the right to alter
and remove improvements at any time if and when it
becomes necessary to repair or improve the right-of-
ways or to protect the City from liability. As an aside,
this also means homeowners will not have any legal re-
course if their improvements, beyond the seven feet of
the paved road to their property line, are damaged by
parking vehicles. It will be a terribly inconsiderate act,
but it will not be illegal.
The Planning Commission's recommendations
are expected to be presented to the Anna Maria City
Commission at its workshop on Tuesday, January 12.


Right-of-way

rights discussed

by Anna Maria

Commission
By Joy Courtney
Editor
The issues concerning ownership and landscap-
ing rights long the streets of Anna Maria City were ad-
dressedin a public meeting held by the City's Planning
Commission with City Attorney Bob Hendrickson in
attendance.
The impetus of the meeting stemmed from a
combination of fact and opinion as they related to right-







[Il THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 14, 1993 I PAGE 7


When a duplex is really a house


Claudia Barron was just trying to keep things legal
when she went to city hall for a permit for her duplex.
After all, the Realtor she bought the house through
told her it was a duplex. So did the bank she went to for a
mortgage. Even the people she bought it from told her it
was a duplex.
So she had no qualms about going down to the
Holmes Beach City Hall to get a permit for remodeling
work that included having the single electric meter at her
Guava Street duplex expanded to include an additional
meter for the "mother-in-law" apartment.
But Ms. Barron was told by the City of Holmes
Beach that her duplex was listed as a single family house,
according to Manatee County Property Appraiser records.
And since the house was on a lot too small for a
duplex, according to city codes, the duplex will have to be
converted to a single-family home.
City Attorney Steve Dye explained it through a let-
ter to the city council when the board met for a work ses-
sion last Thursday:
"I believe the City needs to investigate whether the
work performed by R.E. Petralak in 1986 [the seller to


Ms. Barron] ... where he 'blocked off a bedroom, hall
door and a kitchen/utility door and replaced the laundry
tub with a stainless steel kitchen sink' was permitted by
the City and constructed pursuant to all applicable codes.
"If after investigation it does not appear that the
City issued the previous owner a permit, then the current
owner will have to bring the property into conformity
with the existing code or apply for a permit to convert a
single family property into a duplex.
"... If the property was misrepresented to the cur-
rent owner as being a lawful duplex, then she may have a
civil law claim against the seller and Realtors/appraiser,
etc. involved in that transaction. However, that is a mis-
representation issue and does not involve the City."
"I don't see anything the city can do to help you
out," Councilman Aaron Van Ostenbridge said.
A variance could be requested by Ms. Barron for
her house, but Superintendent of Public Works John
Fernandez said he did not believe there were grounds for
a variance on a too-small lot for a duplex.
Council members decided to bring the issue back
for a formal vote at the Jan. 19 meeting.


Island Police Reports


Anna Maria City
Jan 3 2:15 p.m. Vehicle Accident, 9900 blk of Gulf
Dr, vehicle backed into other vehicle as it reversed out of
parking space.
Jan 3 5:45 p.m. Theft, 700 blk N. Shore Dr, unknown
suspects stole victim's flag from flag pole: rope appeared
cut with knife.
Jan 4 4:30 p.m. Criminal Mischief, 200 blk Spruce
Ave, unknown persons cut and /or ripped hole in screen
located at one window of residence: no entry made.
Bradenton Beach
Dec 31 11:45 a.m. Burglary Auto, Coquina Beach Park,
unlawful entry of locked vehicle by using unknown type of
pry tool on passenger lock: binoculars stolen. Late report for
insurance purposes.
Jan 8 1:14 p.m. Burglary Auto, Coquina Beach Park,
unlawful entry of motor home by opening a window and
pushing in screen: money removed from canvass bag.
Jan 10 2:00 a.m. Trespass, 100 blk Bridge Street,
business owner advised person he was not welcome on the
property of or inside establishment: warning given, no
further action.
Jan 10 1:37 p.m. Domestic, 100 blk Bridge St.,
boyfriend/girlfriend altercation. Female covered with blood


and signs of face swelling: boyfriend not at scene, female
had friend take her to emergency room: no charge filed.
Jan 10 1:50 p.m. Burglary Auto, 2500 blk Ave C (east),
complainant reported unknown persons removed large,
extremely heavy, black tool box from back of pick-up truck.

Holmes Beach
Jan 7 9:24 a.m. Larceny G, 4000 blk of Gulf Dr,
Tampa Tribune newspaper box reported stolen from stand
location: box valued at $425.
Jan 7 3:40 p.m. Driving With License Suspended,
2800 blk Gulf Dr, motorcyclist observed not wearing helmet:
check revealed he was driving with a suspended Virginia
driver's license and tag of motorcycle issued to another
motorcycle model: two summons issued.
Jan 7 11:26 p.m. Trespass, 100 blk 52nd St, white male
causing disturbance. Defendant intoxicated, not invited onto
victim's property refused to leave: defendant arrested.
Jan 9 2:29 p.m. Burglary, 300 blk 55th St, victim
reported items stolen from apartment he was moving into:
signs of forced entry. Items taken were a quilt with fishing
equipment design and large, 50 pound rug. Footprint of
Reebok tennis shoe found: quilt box taken in for fingerprint
comparison: believe suspects live in area and monitored
victim's movements.


I ANNUNCEEfNTS


Anna Maria
Garden Club to meet
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its next
meeting on Wednesday, January 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Roser
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The guest speaker will be Michael Omara speaking
on "Where to Put Your Money," plus a white elephant
sale will be held. Refreshments will be served and the
public is cordially invited.


League artwork
contest ends
Entries for the Anna Maria Island Art League's
poster contest for its Springfest 93' must be received
at the Island Gallery West, 5348 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, on Friday, January 15 and, Saturday, January
16, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Information:t 778-6648


Lietz to offer

oil painting course
Lois Lietz, well known local artist, will give a six
week course in oil painting.
Classes will be every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. The first class will be Wednesday, January 20,
and will be held at the Artists Guild Gallery at 5414 Ma-
rine Way in the Island Shopping Center.
The fee is $40. Immediate enrollment with a $5
deposit is required. Call Lois Lietz at 794-8671 or the
Gallery at 778-6694 for further information.


Chetlain to address

Historical Society
The Historical Society will meet at Anna Maria
City Hall on Thursday, January 21, at 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited to hear Manatee County
Commissioner Kent Chetlain speak about Island his-
tory. Chetlain is a history buff who wrote for The Is-
lander newspaper for years.

Norwood to speak
to Hi-12
Carolyne Norwood, founding president of the
Anna Maria Historical Society, will speak and present
slides about Anna Maria Island History, to the Hi-12
at its regular meeting to be held Thursday, January 14.
The meeting will start with a social hour at 11
a.m. followed by a luncheon at Pete Reynard's restau-
rant in Holmes Beach.
All Master Masons and their guests are invited.
Reservations, call John Lasson at 778-0115.

Rummage space
available from Guild
Space is now available for a $10 donation through
the Artists Guild for all persons and vendors who would
like to participate in the Guild's Anna Maria Island Rum-
mage/Flea Market. The market is to be held on Saturday,
January 23, at the First Union parking lot in Holmes
Beach from the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Ruth Burkhead at 778-2414 or the Artists
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Forty Carats is

entertaining, funny show


By Joy Courtney
Editor
"Forty Carats" now playing at the Island Players
is an entertaining and funny show. As the cast and
audience warmed up, especially going into the second
act, it produced everything from low level tittering to
howls from its attentive, mixed age audience.
The plot of "Forty Carats" does not offer a solu-
tion, but reflects the social acceptance of older men
loving and marrying much younger women versus
older women loving and'marrying much younger men.
The humor from the performance came from the inter-
action of the characters in lieu of today's expected
facade of heavy running and panting around or on the
stage.
Ellen Garthright as the lead, Ann Stanley, the
36... 38... 40 year old, "older" woman successfully
jelled her physical beauty with a very entertaining and
professional performance. If her acting career takes
off as fast as her hands moved throughout the show,
she'll be up for aTony in no time.
Dan Thompson as Peter Latham, "the younger
man," literally swept members of the audience off
their seats. I heard one white-haired lady whisper to
her friend, "If he'll pretend he's 30, I'll pretend I'm
50!"
The performances of Pat McGrath and Emilie
Peterson were hoots. McGrath as the older, rich
Texan, had the audience with him within seconds of
his first entrance. They loved his flamboyant charac-
ter, laughed with him, and applauded him off the stage
more than once. The same can be said about Peterson,


Guild exhibit to feature
Ballman and Center
A new art exhibit will be opening at the Artists
Guild Gallery at 5414 Marina Way, the Island Shop-
ping Center, in Holmes Beach.
Paintings by Art Ballman and Gary Center will
be featured. The exhibit will begin with a reception for
the artists on Sunday, January 17, from 1 p.m. o 4 p.m.
and run through February 13.
The public is invited. Call 778-6694 for more
information.

Big Band Dance
this weekend
Debra Jean and the Melotones will provide big
band music for a dance to be held this Friday, January
15, at the Anna Maria Community Center
The "Big Band Sound" dance will be held from
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The donation is $10 per person.
B.Y.O.B. with refreshments and set-up available.
Season tickets for the Center's big band four-
month program are now available. Contact the Center
at 778-1908 for further information.

Island Museum
extends hours
The hours at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Avenue, have been extended. The
museum is now open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thurs-
days and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission
is free donations are encouraged.

Women's Club
Silver Tea
On Wednesday, January 20, the arts department
of the Women's Club of Anna Maria Island, a member
of The National Federation of Women's Clubs, will be
sponsoring their annual Arts Festival and Silver Tea at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Paintings, China painted objects, needlework,
photography, poetry, etc., created by members of the
Club, will be on display.
The display is open to the public from 1 p.m. to
2:30 p.m. Refreshment will be offered.


who appears in a cameo role as the younger man's
mother. Grand as her entrance was Peterson managed
to string the audience along to a higher plateau of sur-
prise and laughter.
Michelle Atwell's Trina, the much younger
woman, comes off as a spoiled, high pitched brat as
she interactes with her mother and grandmother. She
is never really likable until the very end, but, by that
time, only her mother cares.
Laura Morales as mom's secretary and Miriam
Ring as the grandmother, kept the plot swirling.
Ring's grandmother is just right. Her use of facial ex-
pressions are like winks to the audience who wink
back in mature understanding about all the antics go-
ing on.
Jerry Bearce as Billy Boylan, the lovable, ex-
husband, actor, gives a good performance. His charac-
ter could have easily leaned toward an egotistical bore,
but Bearce kept him likable.
Marge McKeever, Gary Peterson and Craig
Drew shared the burden of smaller than small cameos,
but each did very well in supporting the overall effort.
The play is obviously well directed by Islander
Garry Breul with the timeliness and smoothness of
sound and light queues surprising this ardent theater-
goer. If Breul could have just directed the lead to sit
on her hands a bit and have kept the cast away from
continually paying homage to the spirits of Jim Beam
at the bar, there wouldn't have been any obstacles in
the way of enjoying the show.
Go see "Forty Carats," you'll walk away be-
guiled.


Island Museum offers
settlers bread
Early settlers bread is available by request from
the Anna Maria Historical Museum. Special orders
are available by calling Marge Tritt at 778-2808.
Bread may be picked up at the museum on Saturdays
or other days on special order.
For a donation, the museum also offers historical
books, T-shirts (plain and glittered), stationery, hats,
visors, tote bags, and coffee mugs.
The Museum is located at 402 Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City or call 778-0492 for further informa-
tion.

Patterson to speak
to DAR
Colonel Jerry Patterson, U. S. Army, Retired, will
speak on "National Defense for the 1990's What Hap-
pened to the Peace Dividend?" before members of the
Manatee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
on Thursday, January 14, 10 a.m., at the Christ United
Methodist Church, 5512 26th St. West, Bradenton. All
Island members are encouraged to attend.

The Island Poet
At times we don't appreciate the good things
that happen every day
Like the greetings from old friends that we
meet along the way
So we gripe about the little things that
happen all the time
And take for granted that old Sun that never
fails to shine
And are to busy to see the beautiful flowers
as we go passing by
And fail to see the beauty in those clouds up
in the sky
So let's all appreciate the little things as we
go on our way
And thank the good Lord that he saw fit to
give us all another day
Bud Atteridge


The Islander/

Bystander

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Now that's a paint job Photo: Joy Courtney
Jacques Halbert ofHolmes Beach stands by his car...in more ways than one. Using bright
colors, palm trees and even bananas Halbert's vehicle looks like the mobile inside of a
Florida souvenir shop. "I'm just trying to look normal down here, though I am a trendsetter.
In six months everyone will be doing this, I just got a jump on them," laughed Halbert. "The
paint job did nothing to help with its gas mileage, I'm not devastated.' Halbert said it took
him 45 years to come up with the idea and three days to do the actual acrylic work. Halbert's
final comment about his creativity, "Ijust got tired lookingfor my car."


J.J. Jeffrey Moore and


the wrong number


By Janet Aubry
Island Contributor
One recent evening the phone
rang for what seemed like, and prob-
ably was, the fiftieth time that day. Din-
ner was just coming together at the
critical moment when the potatoes are
mashed, gravy thickening, meat
carved...I just need to call the kids and
we could eat. NOT a good time for a
telephone call.
A little voice asked, "Is Calvin
Home?" "You have the wrong num-
ber," I replied rather shortly. "It's the
number Calvin gave me," he said.
"Well," I said, "check with Calvin be-
cause it's the wrong number and I have
to go." "Bye," he said and so did I.
Throughout the next week, the
little voice called several more times
looking for the ever-elusive Calvin. I
finally decided I needed to nip this little
telephone terrorist in the bud. He called
next about 2:30 one afternoon as I was
sitting at the Macintosh composing
some great piece of contemporary
American literature probably the gro-
cery list.
"Is Calvin home?"
"No, Calvin doesn't live here.
Didn't you check the number with
him?"
"Yes, he does live there because
he told me this is the number and I
wrote it down."
"OK," I said, "get the piece of pa-
per he wrote it on and read it to me."
"I can't."
"Why not?"
"Because I can't find it."
"Then how do you know this is
it?"
"Because I just know," he replied
with all the confidence in the world.
Taking a new tack, I asked, "Do
you live here on the island?"
"Yes!! How did you know that?
"Lucky guess," I tell him. "I'll bet
you go to Anna Maria Elementary
School, don't you?" "Yes!!!! How did
you know that?" he asked, very excited
and more than a little impressed by my
clairvoyance. On a roll now, I contin-
ued, "Who's your teacher?" "Mrs. G,"
came the reply. Pay dirt! I know she
teaches kindergarten at Anna Maria. By
now, enjoying our conversation, I say,
"I was at Anna Maria today." He, sur-


prised and disappointed, "I didn't see
you."
"I was there at 2 o'clock to see
Mr. Kronus," I added. "Oh," he said, "I
was sick today so I didn't go to school."
"That's too bad," I told him. "Is Calvin
in your class?" "Yes," he said, "he's
my friend." "Will you be well enough
to go to school tomorrow?" I inquire.
"Oh, yes," he answers. "So," I suggest,
"you could check the phone number
with Calvin." "No," he replied defi-
nitely, "this is the right number."
"What's your name?" I asked the little
voice. "J.J. Jeffrey Moore," he re-
sponded. Then he asked, "What's
yours?"
"Mrs. Aubry," I replied in return.
Then, tired of being interrogated, he
began asking the questions!
"Do any children live there?"
"Yes, but not Calvin."
"Who are they?" he demands to
know.
"Katharine, who goes to middle
school and Suzanne, who is in fourth
grade at Anna Maria." "Then," J.J.
says, "I'll talk to them." "Sorry," I tell
him, "they aren't home from school
yet." "Then," he says, "I'll talk to
Calvin." Time to take another tack.
"Is your mother home?" I ask
sneakily. He answers, very suspi-
ciously, "Yes." "I wonder what she's
doing?" I say. "She's in the kitchen
making dinner," he says. "I'd love to
talk to her," I say in my most charming
voice. "No," says J.J. "Why can't I?" I
hear myself begging and whining. "She
doesn't want to talk to you." Again I
engage him in the topic by saying,
"Maybe she and I would like each other
and could be friends." "I already said
no," J.J. replied firmly.
"Well, J.J., I have to go now so I
can wait for my kids at the bus stop," I
say, realizing I have more than enough
information to track his parents down
and get him off my phone circuit and
onto Calvin's. "OK," he says, "Bye."
"Bye, J.J."
That was a few weeks ago. I never
did follow through on calling his par-
ents and he hasn't called again. I kind
of miss that little voice. Happy New
Year J.J. Jeffrey Moore wherever you
are.
From your friend, Mrs. Aubry.


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Make history
by naming the
NEW
ANNA MARIA
CITY PARK...


The City of Anna Maria recently received a grant to improve a new
park on Pine Avenue between the Island Museum and 5 O'Clock
Marine. The infamous City Jail and the adjacent museum were
significant factors in the award by the Tampa Bay National Estuary
Program. Walkways will enhance the natural environment and link
the park to the musuem. The passive park will also feature
Xeriscaping with local, drought tolerant plants. Those are the
basics, now what do you suggest the City name the park? Bring
suggestions to The Islander/Bystanderoffice at 5400A Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center, orto Anna Maria City Hall. If your suggestion
is selected, you'll be the winner of an Islander/Bystandertee-shirtl

PARK NAME

Your Name

Address City/State/Zip Phone
Members of the City Development Commission and Islander/Bystanderstaff will make the final selection, subject to Cty approval.


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Waldorf Chicken Salad
By Dee Becker
Island Contributor


2 lbs. whole roasted chicken
1 large Granny Smith apple
2 celery stalks
1 small green pepper
1/2 small onion
1 C. seedless red grapes
1/2 C. walnuts
1 C. dark seedless raisins
2/3 C. orange juice
1/2 C. plain yogurt
1/2 tsp. salt


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I- FEATURING--
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FISH & CHIPS
$6.95
OPEN 7 DAYS 11lam to 10 pm
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
778-3953


1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 small head iceberg lettuce
Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Dice apple, celery,
green pepper and onion. Cut grapes in half. Add all to
chicken. Beat orange juice, yogurt, salt and nutmeg. Pour
over chicken. Toss. Sprinkle with nuts and serve on ice-
berg lettuce. Makes four servings.
Dee Becker is an Island homemaker and mother who enjoys
cooking and baking. While Dee lays no claim to the
originality of her collection of recipes, each have been tested
in her own kitchen. In other words, "Dee tested -family
approved!"




ANCHOR INN
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7 AM to 2:30 AM
3007 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach 778-3085
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JAN 15 & 16...Hot Smokin Roaches
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COOKING BY
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11 AM-11 PM
Dinners Country Style Ribs Chicken
Sandwiches* Pork, Beef, Cajun Beef, Italian Beef
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A large platter filled with one Egg Benedict, Fresh Fruit, Danish
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STUFFED FRENCH TOAST ... 5.25
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ALSO AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY ... EARLY BIRD 11AM TO 6 PM
If it snows while you're at Cafe Robar,
January, February or March... Your meal is free!
204 PINE AVENUE ANNA MARIA 778-6969


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saw the ad in the
Islander Bystander.


Coquina Beach Cafe

On the Gulf at Coquina Public Beach
Relax on our Patio
Delicious Breakfasts Sandwich Specials
Hoi Dogs Sodas Burgers Fries Ice Cream
OPEN 9 AM to 5 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK
1/2 Mile North of the Longboat Pass Bridge 778-7773


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On the Gulf at Manatee Public Beach
(Huge Patio and Inside Dining)

ALL YOU CAN EATPANCAKE BREAKFAST j
Including Sausage & Coffee '3.00 plus tax
Every.Saturday & Sunday Rain or Shine
OPEN 6 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
Full Breakfast & Lunch Menu, Dinner Specials
PASTA NIGHT $4.74 u
All You Can Eat Thursdays 4 to 8 p.m.
Rigatoni Parmesan,
Salad & Garlic Bread
FISH FRY ... $5.25 us
All You Can Eat Friday Night 4 to 8 p.m.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
"Try dining with the sunset ... it's great!"
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a ) ? Fixture Showroom
a b Reasonable Rates
J; (Trn~ Reliable Service
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5343 Gulf Drive Suite 900 Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-2445
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Animal Clinic


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24 Hour Emergency
William V. Bystrom DVM
nton, Florida 34209 794-3275


A cold catch
New Island resident Cheyenne Whitaker shows off his Cape
Cod, Mass., catch. Fishing from the eaves of his snow and ice
covered home in 1987, Cheyenne's icicle looks a lot like fish
caught from our Gulf waters. Now that he is down here,
angler Cheyenne will never have to fish in all those clothes
again!


ATTEND

THE TEDDY B!


TEDDY
BEAR
HOSTESS
Virginia Graham
was the epitome of
a gracious hostess
at her annual
holiday gathering
amongst her
collection of
teddy bears.





Photos:'Bonner
Presswood


School menu
Thursday, 1/14/93
Breakfast: Egg Square, Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Vegetable Soup, Cheese Sandwich,
Mixed Fruit, Pudding
Friday, 1/15/93
Breakfast: Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Fiestado, Whole Kernel Corn, Tossed
Salad, Jello
Monday, 1/18/93
NO SCHOOL, MARTIN LUTHER
KING JR. DAY
Tuesday, 1/19/93
Breakfast: Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Celery &
Carrots, Orange Juice, Pudding
Wednesday, 1/20/93
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks w/Syrup, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,
,Broccoli Cuts, Hot Roll, Fruit
All meals served with milk













ING

EAR BALL


4 THE
PENGUINS
J. Michael Faarup, Ted
Davis and Geoffry Todd
arrived at the teddy bear
fete, a fantasy teddy bear
party'in "penguin" attire,
hosted by Virgina Graham
ofAnna Maira. They had
a rollicking time among
the hundreds and
hundreds of bears,
S and ofcourse, many
human-type
Island friends
as well.


It was a fantasy party, amongst three huge rooms of bears, bears, bears. All shapes and sizes.
Some dressed for the holidays, one room of white bears with a white tree, and just more bears
than one could count on the collective fingers and toes of the happy participants. Virginia is
known internationally for her collection and she is infamous on Anna Maria Island for her
teddy bear parties. Thanks for inviting the Islander Bystander.


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Commendable
performance
For the week ending December 18, the
following pupils were awarded
"Student of The Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School. Kneeling, left to
right, are Kimberly DiPaola, Cindy
Connelly and Sabrina Foley. Standing,
first row, left to right are Thea
Longton, Marisa Butler, Jamie
Gregorich, Jordan Bowers, Nicholas
Weber and Johnny Cicero. Back row,
left to right are Miranda Petrovich,
Patrick Cogan, Kelsey Lashway,
Jennifer Burgner, Lauren Shuford,
Suzanne Wight and Ricky Buckelew.


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Girl Scouts learn to
communicate
Using a ball of yarn and their
imaginations, the girls of Island
Junior Girl Scout Troop #448, got
wrapped up in honing their
communication skills. The yarn
starts with one girl who makes up
two sentences of story. When she is
done, she keeps one end of the yarn
and then tosses it to another girl
who continues the story and so on.
One rule of the game, is that the
player loses her turn if she uses the
words such as "like" and the
omnipresent "you know." These
girl's produced a five chapter story
about a black cat whose adventures
rivaled Indiana Jones.

Photo: Joy Courtney .


Housekeeping
time
It was time to clean up! With
five months of school under
their belts, the kindergartners
in Maureen Loveland's class
took time to clean out their
stuffed desks. Bag upon bag
upon bag was filled with the
papers that each and every
student had worked so hard
on...everything was going
home to Mom!

Photo: Joy Courtney


Protect Your
Family And
Home For
Pennies A Day.
Auto-Owners decreasing term life
and mortgage payment disability
insurance provides money to pay
off the mortgage or other debts if
you die, and continues making
mortgage payments if you're dis-
abled. Contact your local Auto-
Owners agency for details.


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Janu r scho l Anna Maria School will not be in session on
Janua y scl Monday, January 18, to celebrate Martin L. King, Jr.
dates to Day and on Friday, January 29, for Fair Day.
Tuesday, January 19, was originally scheduled
._ber as a day off for students. Classes will be in session on
rernem r January 19 to make up for the day the school closed
due to Hurricane Andrew.


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Out-of-towners can subscribe to
The Islander/Bystander.
See page 3 for details.

Cherid A Deen, LNMT
Neuromuscular Certified
SMassage Therapy

S-formerl at Skianauonal Bot, i
Now Acceptmg Appoinurtmenn

792-3758 NIA,,,,


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

SCOTT L.
KOSFELD, M.D.
FAMILY PRACTICE

3909 East Bay Drive -
Suite 100
Holmes Beach

Accepting Medicare Assignments
as of January 1, 1993
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
778-1007 Day/Night 9 to 5: 778-6631


Announcing the office opening of
Gy Yatros, D.M.D.
FAMILY DENTISTRY



Now Accepting
New Patients .- .

3909 East Bay Drive
Suite 205
Holmes Beach

OPEN WEEK DAYS AND EVENINGS
BY APPOINTMENT 778-2204





R1os er 3 memorial Communivty CIutrcb
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
Hutchison,
9:00 ............... Sunday School
10:30..........SECOND WORSHIP
10:30 ............ Children's Church
Sat. 5 PM..........Seaside Worship

512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
Come, CIlcbrat Christ Transportation & Nursery Available 778-0414


Island
Baptist
Church f H

9:45 AM .............................................. SUNDAY SCHOOL
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


Mixon versus Mixon


By Bob Woods
The Golf Shop
No, this is not a lawsuit, just a golf game.
Every Saturday, unless it snows or there is a hur-
ricane, the Mixons play golf. No court room drama
can compare to this battle between Jim Mixon (Big
Bubba) and his son, Mark.
The game actually starts on Monday at Jim
Mixon Insurance Agency where Jim and Mark work.
all week long it is a mental game between them. On
Saturday, one never knows what Jim or Mark will pull
out, a new putter or custom made driver, just to psych
each other out.
Mark says, "Dad used to beat me because he


played a mental game with me. Always egging me on
to hit the impossible shot. Once I stopped listening to
Dad and played within myself, I became a better
golfer."
Mark is now one of the Island's better players.
Golf Tip: Arnie, Seve, The Shark, and other bold
players on the tour have created a legion of go-for-
broke high handicappers. These super golfers know
how to hit those difficult low cut shots out of the
woods and on the green. However, when the odds are
great, even they will lay-up, punch out or pitch back.
Calculate your odds. You can also be a hero by pitch-
ing the ball out, hitting the next shot on the green, and
making the putt.


Little League registration ends Saturday
Little League registration ends at noon on Satur- Center with their child's birth certificate and the $25
day, January 16. registration fee.
Parents who wish to register their sons or daugh- Team tryouts will be held, Saturday, January 23,
ters must stop by the Anna Maria Island Community at the Center.


Theresa I. Schepperle
Theresa I. Schepperle, 74, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan 10 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in New York, Mrs. Schepperle came to
Holmes Beach from Brooklyn, New York, in 1972.
She was a homemaker and a Lutheran.
She is survived by her husband, Harold W.; a
daughter, Gail Olsen of Prior Lake, Minnesota; a son,
Gary, of Valley Stream, Long Island, New York; and
three grandchildren.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Jan 13,
at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach. The
service will be at 4 p.m., same day, at the funeral
home with the Rev. George H. Hoog officiating.


Max A. Harris
Max A. Harris, 83, of Cortez, died January 5 in
HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Palma Sola, Mr. Harris was a lifelong
resident of Manatee County. He was a commercial
fisherman and a member of Church of God in Cortez.
He is survived by his wife, Etha A.; three daugh-
ters, Lois Watkins of Ocala, Linda Swinson of
Bradenton, and Loredda Williams of Crawfordville;
two brothers, George of Jacksonville, and Buck Adam
of St. Petersburg; 14 grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren.
Services were held at the Church of God in
Cortez. Burial was in Fogartyville Cemetery. Memo-
rials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Manatee
County, Inc., 811 23rd Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208,
or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10459,
Bradenton FL 34282-0459.


Police Chief to speak to Men's Club
On Tuesday, January 19, the Roser Men's Club con's of a unified police department and fire district
will meet in the Church's Fellowship Hall for a noon for all of Anna Maria Island.
luncheon. The public is invited at 12:45 p.m. to hear All three Island mayors have been invited to at-
the program's speaker, Holmes Beach Chief of Police tend and the public is welcomed. Roser Memorial
Rick Maddox. Maddox will discuss the pro's and Church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.


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skating along
lis surprise "guest"
appeared in the Rod and
eel Pier bait tank
cently, whether by hook
by crook still unknown.
he photo is courtesy the
ff at the popular Anna
aria pier.


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SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES

READING ROOM
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Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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A little help from our


friends,
By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Correspondent
Success stories are few and far
between in eco-worlds. There's too
much doom and gloom either in our
environment or done to our ecology -
to have a lot of glowing accounts of
good stuff.
And having said that, here ARE
some successes that we've noted in our
waters.
First is a combination of good
news and bad.
The good: Southwest Florida's
fish hatchery at Port Manatee has pro-
duced billions of redfish and snook,
gamefish that are being placed in the
environment with terrific results.
Anglers are reporting bigger and
more reds this year than in a score of
years, and I'll make a prediction that
the big spotted fish are here in such
numbers thanks to size and catch limits
combined with the hatchery.
The bad news: funding at a state
level is so tight the project may end
unless alternative financial sources can
be found, or a state official can pull a
last-minute "save" in Tallahassee.
Let's hope the program continues.


and ...
Anybody want to donate some money
to a fish farm? At least make a call to
your local legislators.
Another success story is a real
"grass." Scientists with the Sarasota
Bay Program have been planting and
monitoring seagrasses in Sarasota Bay.
They've found that seagrasses do okay
when they're planted in water of the
correct depth.
The interesting thing is that sev-
eral places where the scientists planted
the seagrasses were areas that the plants
had died several years ago. It isn't
reaching too far to conclude that the
bay water quality is improving, allow-
ing grass beds to proliferate once again.
And with thriving seagrass beds
comes thriving fish and bird populations.
And in another project underway
by the Sarasota Bay Program folks,
little "habitat modules" placed in canals
are showing some fantastic results.
Seems the little critters love their new
homes and are growing like crazy
where they couldn't grow before.
The environment cap be and, in
some cases, is being turned around.
All we have to do is give the ecol-
ogy a little nudge.


By Captain Mike Heistand
Chris of Galati Bait & Tackle
says when the winds aren't blowing
offshore fishing has been excellent with
lots and lots of mangrove snapper, am-
berjack and red grouper being caught.
He also said redfish in the backwater is
still an angler's best bet.
Even though the restaurant is
closed, the Anna Maria City Pier re-
mains open for fishing and there have
been reports of a fair amount of mack-
erel being caught on white jigs and
plenty of sheepshead under the pier.
Captain Mark Bradow is still
doing well on redfish around docks.
Mark says this week he was still catch-
ing several trout up to four pounds. He
would also like to remind people that
snook season is out as of January 1,
1993, but redfish are still in until Febru-
ary 1, 1993.
Bill Lowman of Discount Tackle


would like to let his customers know
about his Largest Sheepshead Contest
for the month of January. First prize is a
rod and reel valued at $100.
Captain Todd Romaine reported
that last week he was still using white
bait and had a couple of trips which
produced over 50 redfish per trip.
Captain Rick Gross has been
mixing his catches with mackerel, trip-
letail, trout and a few nice, sized floun-
der.
Sheepshead and snapper has been
great inshore for Captain Mike
Heistand. Mike also reports grouper up
to ten pounds offshore
Dewey of the Rod & Reel Pier
reports mackerel and small pompano
were being caught using spoons and
white jugs. Also, scattered redfish, lots
of sheepshead and small flounder were
being caught using shrimp and crabs
for bait.



Junior
fisherman
makes
Biggest catch
Vern Powis and his son,
Levi, caught these reds
last week. Levi is all
smiles because this was
the biggest fish he has
ever caught.


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FRI 15 6:14a .9ft 9:29a .7ft 5:17p 2.1ft
SAT 16 1:12a -.lft 6:13p 2.1ft
SUN 17 2:26a -.3ft 7:06p 2.2ft
MON 18 3:26a -.4ft 8:06p 2.2ft
TUE 19 4:19a -.5ft 9:02p 2.2ft
WED 20 5:01a 9:50p 2.2ft
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Dredge project moving ahead of schedule


Plan to look at the beach renourishment project
quickly the multi-million dollar project is about half
completed, and should be done by mid-February.
The project renourishes 4.6 miles of shoreline
along Anna Maria Island, stretching from 13th Street
South in Bradenton Beach to 76th Street in Holmes
Beach, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Area Engineer Frank Mohr.
The beach as the hundreds of dredge-watchers
are noting is 140 to 190 feet wide.
Mohr explained that the process for moving the
estimated 2.6 million cubic yards of sand from off-
shore to the new beach is relatively simple.
A cutter head is mounted to a movable "dredge
ladder" at the front of the dredge "Illinois" (the dredge
is the large ship-like vessel generally closest to shore).
The dredge operator there's only one "leverman" on
the dredge then sweeps the cutter head back and
forth. The dredge itself also pivots back and forth on
the two huge pilings, or "spuds", at the back of the
vessel. Between the spuds and two anchors at the front
of the dredge, the operator can "walk" the dredge
along the only means of transportation the dredge
has, since it is not self-propelled.
The cutter head is a constantly turning,
eggbeater-like device that churns up the sand at the
bottom. The sand and water is then sucked up through
the snout-like pipe attached to the dredge ladder.
The soon-to-be beach is then carried through the
pipe through the dredge itself and is forced at high
pressure through a 30-inch pipe.
The dredge takes sand in a corridor parallel to the
beach about 2,000 feet from shore. The dredge company
is permitted to take sand at a depth of about six feet in the
southern part of the renourishment project; 10 to 13 feet
deep in the northern parts of the project.
The pipe partly floating, partly resting on the
bottom is in segments of varying length, with most
100 feet long.
The pipe has several corridors it may follow to
reach the beach, with the corridors being used to avoid
environmentally sensitive areas of gulf bottom.
At the beach, the pipe is split at a Y. Two valves
are placed after the split, and the two pipes go toward
the discharge point.
Workers alternately turn on or off one of the
valves. The technique allows the pipe to also "walk"
down the beach, alternating discharge points to more
evenly spread the sand and also to allow a near con-
tinuous flow of sand from the dredge.
As the sand piles up, two bulldozers spread the
sand, "dressing" the beach into a wide, flat expanse.
There are also special bulldozers to move the seg-
ments of pipe around the beach.
On the beach, some parts of the former shoreline
protection devices rock groins for the most part -
will be removed, while others will remain on a mostly
site-by-site basis. However, no permanent structures


Photo: Paul Roat


will be removed.
The beach will slope on a ratio of one foot of
depth for every 11 feet of width.
When the project is completed, an assessment of
the beach itself will be made and, if the degree of sand
compactness is judged too great, tilling will take place
to make it easier for sea turtles to dig their nests this
summer.








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Dredging
for sand
The dredge Illinois
is moving sand at a
rapid clip off Anna
Maria Island. The
dredge sucks the
sand through a
cutter head, at the
left edge of the
photo, and powerful
turbines within the
bowels of the dredge
propel the sand and
water through pipes
to shore. The large
pilings, or spuds, at
the right edge of the
photo help to
anchor the vessel in
place.

Photo: Dick Maher


Valves on the pipe are used to divert the
sand and water from one section of pipe to
another, above.Bulldozers, at left, move the
pipes as well as "dress" the beach. The
control room, pictured at left top, where the
single "leverman" operates the dredging.
Photo: Paul Roat


Extensive monitoring efforts are underway at all
times to assess the amount of sand in the water or if
there are marine mammals or turtles in the area.
There is also monitoring on-going for monitor-
ing of the vibration of the equipment to ensure that no
damage is done to the buildings along the shore.
Mohr said the project is proceeding very
smoothly with no major problems or mishaps.


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Dredges break glass too
Dave Austin and Mike Roach of Broken Glass
were called out to the dredge "Illinois" to make glass
repairs. While there, they were treated to a tour
of the dredge and allowed to "snap" a few photos,
exclusively for the Islander Bystander. Mike makes
the repairs while Dave makes like photographer.
Great job guys!


Anna Maria Island real estate sales


ADDRESS
Anna Maria City
139 Crescent

Bradenton Beach
1801 Gulf Dr., #165

1801 Gulf Dr., #257

501 Gulf Dr. N., #302

2600 Gulf Dr., #38

Holmes Beach
244 S. Harbor Dr.

3805 East Bay Dr.


3700 East Bay Dr.

3909 East Bay Dr.

6311 Gulf Dr..

3700 East Bay Dr.

315 58th St.,


TYPE


FROM/TO


Home Fulker to Adrian
2bedroom/2bath/2car home, 1,900 s.f., built in 1970, 80x100 lot.

Runaway Bay Detwiler to Garland
1 bedroom/lbath condo, 758 s.f., built in 1977
Runaway Bay Fusco to Staples & Lugg
2bedroom/2bath, 1,114 s.f., built in 1978.
Bridgeport Condo Evans to Jones
2bedroom/2bath bay front condo, 1,060 s.f., built in 1982.
Island Club Condo Crowley to Fernandes
2bedroom/2bath gulf front condo, 1,171 s.f., built in 1984.

Condo Onischuk to Friedman
2bedroom/3bath/lcar bay front condo, 1,143 s.f., built in 1983.
Sunbow Bay Condo Hellebrand to Burd


$146,450


$69,900

$81,500

$94,000

$178,000


$170,000

$68,000


2bedroom/2bath condo, 1,114 s.f., built in 1981.
Sunbow Bay Condo Jarrell to Benes & Santiago $110,000
5bedroom/3.5 bath condo, 2,600 s.f., built in 1978.
Anna Maria Sq. Com. Hager to Yatros $80,000
commercial condo office suite, five separate rooms, built in 1986.
N. Beach VillageTwnhs. Peterson to English $125,000
3bedroom/2bath/2car elevated townhouse, 1,206 s.f., built in 1988.
Sunbow Bay Condo Johnston, Cerone to Dammann $125,000
3bedroom/2bath condo, 2,732 s.f., built in 1978.
C Palms Condo O'Connell to Hogan $54,000
lbedroom/lbath/lcar condo, 660 s.f., built in 1980.


BEST BUY ON A CANAL Secluded location in Bradenton WATERFRONT Live on Longboat Key for $79,500!
Beach on a canal. Close to beach. Exterior and interior of This is a fact! 1 BR-1BA condo with boat dock, views of
the 1 BR-1 BA house has been recently renovated. Easily Gulf, the Pass and Sarasota Bay. Next to beautiful
converted to 2 or 3 bedroom home. With 82 feet on the walking beach. Call Stan Williams.
canal, a dock and priced at $109,500, this is a BEST BUY!
Call Bill Wagner, Broker/owner at 778-5914.


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GULF VIEW CONDO 300' of new beach in front of BAYVIEW DUPLEX Unobstructed Bay view from
the 2BR-2BA fully furnished Great rental or great this custom duplex with large utility and storage area.
home. $139,900. Call Stan Williams for details and Short walk to beach and city park. Priced at
an appointment to see. $139,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.










ISLAND TRIPLEX Upgraded Island triplex across BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach location
the street from beach renourishment and the Gulf of with deep water dockage and fabulous view. Lot
Mexico. Units are fully furnished and rent on a is cleared and measures 85' x 130.' Offered at
seasonal basis. Large common laundry on premises. $192,500.
Priced at $110,000
HOLMES BEACH LOT ... 100' x 100' ... close to beach ... $69,750.
DEVELOPER PARCEL ... Zoned 9 Units ... Prime Location ... $279,000.


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VIEW OF THE GULF!
from your screened terrace with Southern
exposure. Ideal one bedroom condo apartment
for Winter vacations or year 'round living. Pool,
tennis, elevator, roll-up storm shutters. More!
$998966. REDUCED TO $89,900.

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&NOr DWl HOLMES BEACH. FL. 34217
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1993 m PAGE 18
I BE SURE TO SAY YOU SAW IT HERE!


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OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker .
O 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
O (813) 778-6066 FAX# 778-4687


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"TEAM UP WITH SUCCESS"


WATERFRONT DUPLEX: Secluded Island
duplex close to beach with access to Tampa
Bay in Anna Maria City. 4 bedroom, 31/2 baths
total, 110 ft. seawall, 2 docks, 2 lanais, and 2
garages. Private drive, extra parking.
$199,900. For more information call Judy
Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
RENTALS
FURNISHED CONDOS: Perico Bay Club:
2BR/2BA lovely unit overlooking the lake.
One month minimum $2000 per month.
ISLAND CONDOS: 2 and 3 BR units available.
$1800 $3000 per month.
UNFURNISHED CONDOS: Direct Gulf front -
completely refurbished immaculate 1 BR/
1.5BA, Pool. Tennis. No pets No smoking.
$650/Mo.
Great location 2BR/2BA new carpet new
paint. No pets. No smoking. $650/mo.
3BR/2BA duplex. With your own swimming
pool. Available now. $850/mo.


REALTORSO
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK


5203 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-0777
Rentals 778-0770 MLS


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SALES RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY
GROUP OFFICE! Four ISLAND real estate offices working together to pro-
vide personal and professional services. Over 75 combined years of IS-
LAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices!


NEW LISTING
Great Building
Lot...
in ideal Anna Maria City neighbor-
hood, close to Tampa Bay and fish-
ing pier. 51' x 145.'Priced right at
$72,500. Call Janice Tressler today.
Evenings: 778-6258.

FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 GULF DRIVE P.O. Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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PERFECT LOCATION ...
Pool, boat dock. Stunning 3BR, 2BA + +
home. Cathedral ceiling, double fireplace,
beautiful landscaping. $339,000.
HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave., P.O. Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


GULF INVESTMENT!
Island duplex on the Gulf in choice Anna Maria
beach! Great for partnership investment as two
identical units designed as two single family homes.
Beautifully maintained, turkey units and excellent
rental history! REDUCED PRICE! Call TODAY for
details!
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Reaty, Inc. Sin ce 1957)
9805 GULF DRIVE P.O. BOX 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-2259


2812 AVE. C HOLMES BEACH
This is not your typical island home.
And simply saying three bedrooms and
two baths does not really describe it ei-
ther. But after you see it, $119,000 will
surprise you.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P. O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1222


Subscriptions to The
Islander/Bystander
are available for "out-of-
towners" just fill out
the form on page 3.




Karin B. Stephan

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Cspecialisiert fir
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Private: (813)388-1267
Office: (813) 778-0766
Mobile: (813) 350-6482

The Prudential (
Florida Realty
5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
An indepeeneny owned and operated member of The Prudenal Real Estate Affiiaes, Inc.



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Florida Realty
5340-1 Gulf Drive CAROL HEINZE CRS
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 REALTOR-ASSOCIATE
(813) 778-0766 Million Dollar Club
Fax (813) 778-3035
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I2l THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 14, 1993 M PAGE 19


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.


2 Schwinn 5 speed mens bikes. No rust. $59 each.
778-3987 leave message.

Bedside Commode $25 778-2755.

ISLAND APPLIANCES 10006 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria.
Good, reconditioned refrigerators. Also other appli-
ances 778-6126.

MOVING SALE Sat 8-12. 116 White Ave Holmes
Beach. Lots of goodies!



Yard Sale English Pub-Style table, 4 parsons chairs,
like-new box spring & mattress (full size), large palms
& ficus trees and lots of misc household. Art & col-
lectibles. Fri 1/15 & Sat 1/16 9am 1pm. 524 56th
St, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE ON THE BEACH: 3216 Gulf Drive, be-
tween Duffy's and the light directly behind shells on
the beach. Lots of fumiture and household stuff. Sat-
urday only. Jan. 16. 8 am to noon.



1961 Ford Step Van/RV. "New engine." $2,000. 778-
1592 leave message.



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



Part-time babysitter,/housekeeper, 1 child age 10,
after school. $5 per hour+ gas 778-7685.



PAINTER Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
778-2356.

CHEERFUL COMPANION, professional service.
Light cleaning, cooking, driving.. Refined depend-
able. Full or part time. 778-9617.



CLEANING HOMES, apartments, condos, seasonal
rentals, boats and commercial. Impeccable service.
Call for free estimate. 778-4381 leave message.

YES, Pine-Sol Patty & Co. is still here!! We do every-
thing cleaning, windows, moving help, driving, etc.
10% discount to Tom Selleck. 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.


PRESSED FOR TIME. Call Island Ironing. Beautifully
done by a professional with 20 years experience.
Openings available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.



Comfortably furnished 2BR/1BA doll house. Fenced
yard, 1 house from gulf. Available Jan or March.
778-4372.

Anna Maria Gulf front apartment rare vacancy.
Lovely furnished interior, porch, sundeck. Weekly,
season. No pets. 778-3143.

Studio Apartment in Holmes Beach. Seasonal,
January April. $250/week. One step to beach.
924-7260.

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.

Unfurnished 1 BR Apartment for rent. Holmes Beach
steps from beach. $450mo. No pets. Yearly 813-
985-6765.

GULF VIEW ResidentiaVCommercial units in Anna Maria.
1 studio unit available 1/1/93. 1 large studio available now.
Rent negotiable. 778-6126 or 778-6127.

Want to rent. 1/15-3/15 1994 2BR/2BA furnished.
Prefer beach front. Best references. 778-1874

BR/BA elevated lake front duplex. Available An 25.
Monthly $1,200. 778-1592 leave message.



SUNBOW BAY FURNISHED CONDO Spectacular
bay view, 2BR/2BA, elevator, heated pool, tennis,
boat dock, under building parking. Now $100,000.
Owner 778-0122



PRAYER OF APPRECIATION TO THE HOLY
SPIRIT. Holy Spirit you who solve all problems,
who light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You
who give me the divine gift, forget all evil things
against me & who in all instances of my life are with
me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all
things & to confirm once again that I never want to
be separated from you even in spite of all material
illusion. I wish to be with your mercy toward me &
mine. G.F.S. & J.M.S.


Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\778- 1345, GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
In4 AND SATISFACTION


Anna Maria Pest Control

CALL (813) 778-1630
Lic. No. 4467
A DISPLAY AD FOR YOUR SERVICES
COSTS $9.50 PER WEEK ... Islanders
need to know who to call for the best service!
The Islander Bystander ... 778-7978.


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

S Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
24-Hr Service
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


oK-i GLASS


5342 Gulf Drive North Holmes Beach
(813) 778-7808


IF YOU HAVE NEWS ABOUT ISLANDERS ...

Call, Fax or Phone
The Islander/Bystander.

Club news, family news, announcements,
news about the Island and Island people will
always be considered of utmost importance to us.

We're located at 5400A Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center
(between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat), Holmes Beach
Fax or phone: 778-7978


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 Le. #ER0010206






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S t EASY TO FIND!
Martinique

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GULF
DRIVE MARINA
FOOD MART ,D DRIVE


NEW! NOW OPEN!
Zip's is Convenient, Fresh, & Delicious with Friendly Service
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 9 PM Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM
5354 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-5565

SANDWICH MENU DAILY
FULL DELI

Hot Sandwich Specials:

6" Hot MEATBALL Sub ... $1.59
HOT ROAST BEEF with Gravy on a Roll ... $1.99
CHICKEN PARMESAN Sandwich on a Roll ... $1.99

TRY OUR "MONSTER"
ZIP'S SPECIAL
: Roast Beef, Turkey and Ham :
For the Really Hungry ... $4.65


The Island Discount Beer & Cigarette Center
We have the best prices!

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


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FAT7CAT

Carpet Upholstery Cleaning


Dry Foam, Dries FastJ
We never use steam!

We have happy customers ...
"When we moved into our house, we NEVER I
thought the spots and dirt would come out!
Fat Cat worked a miracle! The carpet
I .looks great thanks to Jon."
Bob & Cindy Perinetti, Holmes Beach


Clean Carpet Lasts Longer & Looks Better

For fast, thorough, friendly service I
call me Jon Kent, Island resident and
owner of Fat Cat. Call my mobile phone
number, 745-4723, 8 AM to 5 PM.
CALL TODAY!

MEMBER: ANNA MARIA & LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
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The Island WATERFRONT Specialists


Frank Davis
Broker/Salesman
Evenings: 778-6335


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has a deck. Extra spot for boat/trailer storage. $149,900.


This must be the most fantastic Gulf view on the Island.
Look south, west and north through wrap-around glass
windows. It is breathtaking! Designer furnishings ne-
gotiable. Tennis. Elevator. Security. Extensively refur-
bished building, direct Gulf front. $249,000.


Dick Maher
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-6791


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Tiffany Place Condo Rare top floor Gulf front.
Turnkey furnished, spacious floor plan with very
nice decor, on great walking beach, pool, elevator,
and resident manager. Reduced this week from
$260,000 to $239,000.


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Choice Bayfront location on cul-de-sac in pres-
tigious Key Royale! Direct bayfront with pan-
oramic water views from everywhere. Nice floor
plan with over 3,000 s.f. of space. Large boat
dock, deep water. Price: $499,000.


Thomas Nelson
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 794-1928


Charming 3BR/BA home directly on Tampa Bay & gor-
geous views of the Skyway Bridge & Egmont Key! Lanai
extends full length of home on Bay, oak spiral staircase leads
to fabulous master bedroom suite & tropical landscaping
makes this beachfront a great buy! Priced at $515,(XX)!





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Key Royale
pet and flo
Florida roo
landscaping
dock. Price:


(813) 778-2261


Canal Front 3BR/2BA. New car-
or tile. Open and spacious with
m and screened lanai. Beautiful
.Two car garage and new 30' boat
$184,500.


1-800-422-NEAL


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