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Anchorage Restaurant to open Feb. 1
By Joy Courtney
The Anchorage Restaurant &
Lounge will "rise from the ashes"
of Fast Eddie's restaurant in Anna
Maria City. The property owners,
Ben and Phil Seay, have decided to
operate the restaurant on their prop-
erty, in lieu of selling or leasing it.
According to Ben Seay, the restau-
rant will open soon, possibly Febru-
Ed Porter, closed the doors of
Fast Eddie's on Monday, Decem-
ber 21, with final foreclosure on
West Florida Seafood, Inc. by its
major lien-holder, First Union Bank
of Florida. The equipment foreclo-
sure highlighted a string of financial
problems starting in early 1992
when Porter's corporation filed for
protection from creditors under
Chapter 11 of the federal bank-
ruptcy code. He suffered a lawsuit
for non-payment of workers' com-
pensation insurance and gradually
closed his other restaurant locations,
hoping to keep his flagship Anna
Maria Island location afloat. The fi-
nancial problems hit the Anna
Maria Island when he was unable to make payroll, leav-
ing many employees unpaid and suffering from the
shock of the sudden closing just prior to Christmas.
According to Ben Seay, the brothers' only involve-
ment in Porter's corporation was strictly as a landlord to
tenant relationship, and, as owners of the land and build-
ings, they were West Florida Seafood, Inc.'s largest
"We were introduced to Ed Porter in 1980. We
built the buildings and leased them to him and he opened
on February 5, 1981. Since that time we have been the
landlord and he the tenant. We never had any financial
interest or stock in his corporation," Seay emphasized.
Seay stated he and his brother had three alterna-
tives when Fast Eddie's closed; sell it, lease it or operate
the site as a restaurant. They decided on the latter. To get
the pot boiling, the Seay brothers legally took possession
of their property and have bought back the equipment
from First Union. But what about all the debts of West
Florida Seafood, Inc. dba Fast Eddies?
"As I have said, we were not part of West Florida
Seafood, Inc., and do not have any moral or legal obliga-
tion to cure any of the deficiencies of that corporation.
Remember, we were one of its creditors also," Seay an-
When asked about the hard feelings felt by Porter's
employees, he continued, "We want to put as many
people back to work as possible and as fast as we can,
and we will be needing approximately 150 employees.
Some we have already hired. When we are ready to train,
we will advertise. I am sure we will be hiring a lot of Fast
Eddie's ex-employees, as well as some people who
A storm front lashed Anna Maria Island, with a
possible tornado touchdown reported in Anna Maria.
A visitor from Missouri, staying with friends
from Lakeland in their home at 602 South Bay Dr.,
Anna Maria, called The Islander/Bystander to inquire
if any tornadoes had been reported. She said that the
household was awakened by the heavy driving rain-
storm on Saturday at 5:15 a.m. Shortly thereafter they
heard a loud "commotion" and the bathroom window
on the Bay side of the house had blown out, leaving
the shampoo sitting on the window sill. Further in-
never worked there."
Seay explained, "We know the Anchorage will
work because we will have a staff here that will make it
so. We are going to put together an extraordinary staff.
We've done it in our other businesses. Good people are
the key to everything."
Seay was excited about what the Anchorage Res-
taurant & Lounge would have to offer. He stated there
would be few internal renovations. Any major changes
to the decor would be done in
May. The emphasis of the menu
will be on seafood, but the An-
chorage will also offer a good se-
lection of steak, chicken and rib
dinners. "We want to have a vari-
ety for everyone," said Seay.
Seay stated the restaurant/
lounge's liquor license was in or-
der and that alcoholic beverages
would be offered. He further com-
mented that when this operation
gets settled, he and his brother will
decide if they want to do the same
with the other properties, former
Fast Eddie's locations in Venice
and Tarpon Springs.
"We want to create a theme
lounge for the Anchorage," Seay
"There are few places where
people can go for a nice dinner and
dancing. Our target is going to be
the over-30 age group, and we
plan to fill a void with 50s, 60s and
"We have no doubt in our
minds that this venture will be suc-
cessful. Outside of the fact that
there are many people who will
come here to remember the old Anchorage, we will have
a fine staff and-food.
"Where can one go to enjoy a view of the Skyway
Bridge, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay overlook-
ing the shipping channel going into the Port of Tampa.
All this with historic Egmont Key to the northwest, the
Gulf of Mexico to the west and Sarasota Bay to the east.
"The Anchorage Restaurant and Lounge will be
the place to come!"
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"Moonscape" comes to Island's beaches Photo: Doug Dowling
A crater has appeared in the midst of the beach renourishment project in the wake of one resident refusing to sign easements
to allow beach to appear in front of his condominium. Glen Watkins says he has been paying taxes on submerged lots in front
of the Shell Cove Condominium, 2310 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, and does not want to give up his land. The Bradenton
Beach City Council will discuss the issue Thursday. See Resident Balks at Beach Renourishment, page 5.
section after daylight revealed three more windows
blown out on two cars which were parked on the op-
posite side of the house.
People from Missouri with tornado experience
recognize that the pressure created by a tornado
blows windows outward, but the visitors had not ac-
tually sighted a tornado.
Another report in Bradenton Beach came from
Ron Jarvis, owner of the Harbor House and Patio
Oyster Bar restaurant. He had been awakened on the
same morning by Bradenton Beach police with a re-
port of his roof blowing off. Thankfully, it was only
damage to a canopy at the Patio.
The power behind the Anchorage Restaurant & Lounge
On the location of the former site of the old Anchorage Inn, more recently Fast Eddie's until December
1992, the Seay brothers will open the new Anchorage Restaurant & Lounge. Pictured left to right are
the "executive team," Mike Dallis, Seay's vice president, formerly head chef and kitchen manager for
five years at Fast Eddie's in the late 80s; John Horne, Seay's president and partner, formerly Fast
Eddie's general manager for ten years ending in 1991, and Ben Seay, who with his brother Phil (not
pictured), is revitalizing the memory of the old Anchorage Inn.
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Frank Sinatra Page 8
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School Menu Page 13
Classifieds Page 19
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
JANUARY 21, 1993
[130 THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER I JANUARY 21, 1993 M PAGE 2
Bridge vote against 65-foot fixed span
By Bonner Presswood
Several members of Kent Chetlain's hand-
picked committee charged with making a recom-
mendation on the proposed 65-foot fixed-span bridge
at Manatee Avenue to the Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization (MPO) took exception to accusations of
cronyism, and in their statements offered recommen-
Jack Egan, the only representative on the committee
residing on Anna Maria Island, offered a no-build alterna-
tive. His reasoning was that future rehabilitation would be
financially prudent and a safety factor with the present
low rate of accidents and the "frightening factor" of
evacuation across the high span.
Egan preferred to "retain the present bridge, with
alternatives of other bridges and replacement when it
was not feasible to repair any longer."
Florida Department of Transportation officials
estimate the bridge will become unfeasible to repair in
John McDonald drew applause when he stated
he would vote against the 65-foot bridge "because the
overwhelming majority oppose it. We should not dic-
tate what they don't want."
Del Olson concurred and added his recommen-
dation for a new bridge, a 45-foot Bastille (draw-
Eugene Harris said he favored a 65-foot span,
mostly due to boating safety and a friend's need for
bridge clearance of his 59-foot masted sailboat.
Tony Ratner reasoned on many points of safety,
giving proper consideration to boating, fishing, projec-
tions for future needs and in favoring the 45-foot
drawbridge alternative, he stated, "it should not dis-
tract from the unique qualities of the community."
Alice Myers resolved that a 65-foot fixed span
bridge would be safer, a four-lane bridge at Cortez
Road would destroy two communities, and voiced
support for a bridge to Longboat Key. In closing, she
stated that, "a fixed span should be built someplace on
the Island, but we should build the 45-foot Bastille
bridge if the 65-foot fixed span is refused."
Charles Loiselle, in spite of his adamant disap-
proval throughout the hearings of any bridge to Long-
boat Key, gave Alice's statement a "ditto." He then
went on to give support to a 65-foot fixed span at
Manatee Avenue, and full support for the FDOT plan,
with no alternatives to be considered.
With three opinions for a 45-foot Bastille bridge,
"Happiness is good health and a bad memory." Ingrid
Bergman. "For my lapse in memory and poor word
choice, apologies to Virginia Walker. I was happy in
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three for a 65-foot fixed span bridge, and one opinion
against any bridge, Chetlain declared the committee in
deadlock and stated, "I pledged not to intervene, but..."
He led the committee thorough what promised to
be lengthy reasoning for and against the 65-foot
fixed-span bridge, including remarks that, "three 65-
foot spans seem preposterous to me, but there should
be some consistency ... channel depth on the
Intracoastal waterway ... I visualized the Queen
Mary, and I've never seen any boats going through
that size ... new information that 65-feet of clearance
is not mandatory, but advisory from the Coast Guard
... concern that the MPO has not addressed the height,
only the path of Sarasota's Ringling Causeway re-
The battle is over but the war is still on for
Members of the local, vocal organization
known as Save Anna Maria were pleased with the
MPO Special Committee vote against a 65-foot
fixed span bridge at Manatee Avenue.
But according to member Kay Hoey, their
work is far from over. SAM members recently de-
cided to oppose any new bridge at Manatee Av-
enue, favoring rehabilitation.
"We're preparing comprehensive information
packages for the MPO members," Hoey said, "in-
cluding letters from individuals and the
The Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO) regular meeting will include discussion
regarding the proposed Manatee Avenue Bridge
on Monday, January 25, at the Sudakoff Center
on the New College Campus. The meeting starts
At this point, committee member McDonald a
question regarding the purpose and the vote being a
recommendation either for or against the 65-foot fixed
span bridge as proposed by the FDOT.
He made a motion to oppose the proposal pre-
sented by the FDOT to construct a 65-foot fixed-span
bridge. The motion passed by a vote of 4 to 3.
What happens next is anyone's guess, as the
committee's recommendation will be presented to the
MPO at its January 25 meeting, a meeting which will
be chaired by Chetlain.
The MPO will then vote on a recommendation to
the FDOT, which is not bound to abide by their decision.
homeowner's association in Palma Sola, copies of
news articles and the January 14 issue of The Is-
lander Bystander." Hoey believes the MPO mem-
bers need to know the sentiments of the proposed
Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick,
SAM member and strong opponent of the pro-
posed 65-foot bridge, is preparing a video that will
be sent to the FDOT in Tallahassee.
SAM is offering transportation to anyone
wishing to attend the January 25 MPO meeting in
Sarasota. Interested persons may call 778-9660 for
at 9:30 a.m.
Anyone needing transportation, as well as in
an effort to car pool, can call Walter Zahn at 778-
9660 to make arrangements.
For information, call the MPO at 951-5090.
OK, OK, so I
won't make a
Under the good graces of
the Anna Maria City
Conunission, the Manatee
Department has installed
traffic posts, in an effort to
stop illegal and dangerous
left hand turns into the busy
Anna Maria Post Office
Mall when traveling north
on Gulf Drive. (Wonder
how long they'll last?)
Photo: Joy Courtney
Holmes Beach election has
10 vying for three seats
The qualifying closed weeks ago for the Anna
Maria election, but interest is still high among potential
candidates for the March 9 Holmes Beach Council, where
three seats are up for grabs.
The only incumbent in the race is second-term of-
fice seeker Betty Hill. Larry Campbell, Luke Courtney
and Billie Martini filed early last week.
New qualifiers include George Bohnenberger of the
200 block of 85th Street. Bohnenberger has resided in the
City since July 1990 and lists income from a fire depart-
ment pension with the City of Philadelphia.
Mary Ellen Reichard has been campaigmng ac-
tively for election to the city council as a vocal member of
Save Anna Maria (SAM), the group working to preserve
the character of the Island through opposition to the pro-
posed bridge to the City. Reichard was given a friendly
reminder from City Hall, prior to qualifying, that the dis-
tribution of campaign literature is prohibited until she
officially qualified a technicality, since an overzealous
Reichard filed her paperwork and qualified shortly there-
after. She is a four year resident of the City, currently re-
siding in the 4500 block of Gulf Drive, and is employed
by Plymouth Harbor, Inc., a Sarasota retirement center.
David Schueneman, two-year resident in the 400
block of 63rd Street, is 28 years old and may be the
youngest candidate to ever qualify for a Holmes Beach
council election. He is employed as a custodian with the
Manatee County SchoolE System.
Filing their paperwork on the last day of qualifying
are Dee Gutierrez Grayson, Tom Huffine and T. Dolly
Grayson has lived on the Island since 1975. She
resides in the 100 block of 51st Street and lists income
from a lawn maintenance business and her husband's re-
tirement from the U. S. Navy.
Huffine is employed by the U. S. Postal Service. He
and his wife share responsibility as Postmasters, behind
the window of the Holmes Beach Post Office. His family
moved to the Island in 1953, and although Tom moved
away for a short time, he has resided here continuously
for the last nine and a half years.
Dolly Young has resided in the City since May
1984, and is a general real estate agent with the Island
office of The Prudential Florida Realty. She resides in the
100 block of 81st Street.
City Clerk Leslie Ford is hoping for a good turnout
of the City's 3,600 registered voters, with possibly the
largest field of candidates in the City's history.
What will Save Anna Maria?
For a ride to the meeting ...
MM THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER M JANUARY 21, 1993 0 PAGE 3
Just say no
to beach tax
When in doubt, tax. Just don't call it a tax.
That philosophy may set the stage for politics in the
1990s. More money for more services will be required at
all levels of government. There are user fees, special fees,
revenue enhancements, and all sorts of ways to fund gov-
ernmental programs and processes that do not require the
use of "taxes."
The latest proposal for collecting more money
comes under the guise of "beach user fees." Manatee
County Commissioners are considering a plan to tax ...
er, make that a fee ... for people to park at Coquina,
Cortez and Manatee Public Beaches on the Island.
The fees would be used to pay for plantings, play
areas, picnic tables and other improvements.
A caveat is being placed with this proposal that the
fee would only apply to visitors. Residents would receive
a pass that would let them park at the beach for free sort
of a passport to the Gulf of Mexico.
"Beach user fees" are a popular source of revenue
for coastal communities right now. Who better to tax than
the tourists and out-of-towners? They've come down here
with pockets full of cash anyway what's a few bucks
more to some rich Yankee? Wrong.
Manatee County has and will spend millions of dol-
lars in advertising nationally and internationally to attract
visitors to our beaches. That money is raised from yet
another tax and earmarked for a host of uses including
The Florida law that sets up the use of the bed tax
clearly allows the money to be used for beach mainte-
nance and landscaping.
Reduce the money spent on advertising Manatee
County.. "Our little secret" is out, and through natural ac-
crual, one friend to another, our visitor population will
always be on the increase.
Why not take the money that is already being taxed
to our,visitors and use it to pay for the maintenance of
what is attracting them in the first place?
No more favors, Kent
Manatee County now follows the single district
concept in electing commissioners. They must live in the
district they represent. Two commissioners, Joe McClash
and Pat Glass, are elected at-large. Commissioner
Chetlain was elected to represent District #2 which in-
cludes Palmetto and north/central Bradenton not Anna
However, in recent years, Chetlain led a drive to
spend $300,000 to repair groins on Bradenton Beach,
gave Longboat Key $150,000 out of the 1 cent Tourist
Tax money, is chairing the committee to build a 65'
bridge to Anna Maria Island and is promoting beach park-
ing fees on Coquina and Cortez Beaches.
Mr. Chetlain, please don't do us any more favors.
Take care of your own district. Keep your nose out of
District #3 and Anna Maria Island business before you
give away all our 1 cent portion of the Tourist Tax.
First and the best
I've heard the rumors of another newspaper for
the Island as if we needed another. All in the inter-
est of "free enterprise" I guess. But to what end? To
attempt to divide the readership and the advertising
revenue? To prove that "they" can do a better job than
you? To see who can put out their paper the longest, at
no profit, until the other one folds? To validate one
editorial policy against the other (as if Island readers
needed anything more than the facts).
I don't think we need another paper for our little
Island and its citizens. So much for free enterprise!
You have my support because you got there first and
you are doing a good job!
Editor's Note: Mr. McChesney writes on Roser
Memorial Community Church letterhead, where he is
listed as Christian Education Coordinator. It is inter-
testing to note that the letterhead also carries the mes-
sage, We Agree to Differ ... We Resolve to Love ...
We Unite to Serve." The Islander Bystander appreci-
ates the support of community leaders such as Mr.
When I spoke to you while I was in Holmes Beach
during Christmas vacation, you said you were not yet set
up to bulk mail the paper. I would like to receive copies
so I've enclosed several self-addressed, stamped enve-
lopes if you could send the papers to me. The last paper I
saw as the one issued the last week of December.
Please accept my congratulations on you new pa-
per. I am very pleased to see a locally owned paper again:
and you can be assured of my full support in conversa-
My check for $26 is enclosed.
If you get your mailing list to 150 names before that
date, I will be at our Winter residence on the Island.
E. E. Pennington
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1993 PAGE 4
Anna Maria park grant
threatened by site plan change
By Joy Courtney
The 1992 Bay Grant of approximately $1,000
awarded to Anna Maria City by the Tampa Bay Na-
tional Estuary Program (TBNEP) for landscaping the
402 Pine Ave. park area is under the threat of being
Tom Turner, chairman of the City of Anna
Maria Development Commission, told the City Com-
missioners during its workshop that two other site
plans, over and above the one submitted and approved
by the TBNEP, which devote more land area to the
Public Works Department within the park, could very
By Joy Courtney
The Anna Maria City Commissioners were any-
thing but enthusiastic over the recommended changes
to the City's right-of-way ordinance as presented by
Ed Callen, chairman of the Planning Commission.
The City Planning Commission had taken on the
arduous task of balancing the City's legal control of its
right-of-ways in the face of residents who want to be
permitted to landscape City right-of-ways in front of
their homes. The Planning Commission had held a
public meeting with the City Attorney in attendance.
The crux of their evening's work would permit all
public road right-of-ways beyond seven feet from the
edge of the pavement of any city street to be improved
by the homeowner within certain established criteria.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe was the first to
speak and the most negative. He called the recommen-
dation ludicrous, and went on to say, "Our (existing)
ordinance says the City is responsible for right-of-
ways and that plants may be planted with the permis-
well negate the grant. Turner stated the representative
from the TBNEP would do a on-site survey of the area
prior to the official issuance of the grant money some
time after January 18 and would expect to see the area
as originally approved.
Frank Tyndall, superintendent of Public Works,
stated his department needed enough land to store the
City's tractor, allow it to pull in and turn around, as
well as store the tractor's accessory equipment.
Mayor Ray Simches told Turner he would person-
ally walk the area to compare the original site plan to the
needs of the Public Works Department prior to the on-site
meeting with the representative of the TBNEP.
; needs Miracle-Gro
sion of the City Commission. Why must we now cre-
ate another problems ... it's stupid."
Commission George McKay said he had a prob-
lem with the measurement of "seven feet." He said he
felt the City right-of-ways, be they main or minor
roads, already had natural boundaries as well as legal
boundaries, and he would be more comfortable ap-
proaching the matter through use of "air space."
Residents in the audiences were basically for the
Planning Commission's recommendations believing
the City's existing ordinance to be "very restrictive"
and as long as clearance of intersections was strictly
maintained. Though citizen Doug Copeland was con-
cerned further encumbrances on City right-of-ways
would adversely affect the safety of walkers and bik-
ers giving them no place to get out of the way of ve-
hicles except to go "straight ahead."
Mayor Ray Simches stated the Commission had
"a lot of homework to do." Discussion ended when the
matter was put on the agenda for the Commission's
regular meeting on Tuesday, January 26.
By Joy Courtney
The Anna Maria City Commission discussed
entering into a contract with Adley, Brisson, Engman
Planners & Economists, Inc. of Sarasota to obligate
the firm to become the City's planner of record.
The reasons why the Commission believes the
City needs professional planning guidance is found
within the contents of the contact: The City has been
experiencing increasing demands upon the local staff
and planning commission due to the adoption of the
City's Comprehensive Plan and Land Development
Regulations, as required by State law, and is interested
in retaining professional assistance in planning, zon-
ing and related matters, on an as-needed basis.,
The services the planner of record will provide
are advice and assistance relating to the preparation,
implementation or interpretation of the City's Com-
By Joy Courtney
To the relief of many Key Royale residents, Fire
Chief Andy Price informed the Anna Maria Fire Dis-
trict Commission the County had plans to install seven
new fire hydrants in the area once the Key Royale
Water Transmission Line was completed. He also
stated this allocation was over and above the yearly
number of hydrant replacements allotted to the Anna
Maria Fire District. The Commission complimented
Key Royale resident, Dr. Arthur Danzinger. As a citi-
zen, Danzinger had followed-through over many years
with all levels of government to make the Key Royale
hydrants a reality.
During its public meeting held January 11, the
Anna Maria Fire District Commissioners also voted to
replace all two and one-half inch hose on its fire trucks
with new five inch diameter hose and to purchase
enough to outfit each fire truck with 800 feet of hose. It
was decided the two and one-half inch hose would be
stored as back-up.
prehensive Plan or Land Development Regulations as
well as other matters relating to planning or develop-
ment within and, therefore, affecting the City.
Access to the planner of record will be handled
in exactly the same manner as the City attorney. Any
inquiries or work must be authorized by the Mayor,
City Attorney, City Clerk or Mayor's designee before
The hourly rates for services have been estab-
lished. Professional hourly services will be billed as
follows: principal member of the firm, $75; senior
planner/designer, $60; planner, $50; graphic artist/
tech, $30 and secretarial at $15. Mileage compensa-
tion at .20 per mile and reimbursement for authorized
travel expense will be over and above the hourly rate.
The Anna Maria Commission will vote on ac-
cepting this contract at its meeting to be held Tuesday,
Fire Chief Andy Price reported 95 Anna Maria
Fire District responses during the previous month. The
breakdown is as follows: 6 structure fires, 3 brush fires,
47 medical calls, 17 vehicle accidents, 2 smoke-in-area
investigations, 4 false calls, 12 alarm calls and 4 mis-
cellaneous. Price also told the Commission the average
response time was five minutes: right on par with to-
tally paid fire departments' average of five minutes.
According to Price, 111 fire inspections were
completed since the last Commissioner meeting, plus
the Department was able to clear 56 previous inspec-
tions since compliance had been met.
Finally, the Anna Maria Fire District adopted an
Oath Ordinance in line with city governments. As of
the next meeting and thereafter, anyone who wishes to
speak at a Anna Maria Fire District meeting will have
to have taken an oath attesting that his or her contribu-
tion is the "truth and nothing but the truth."
The next Anna Maria Fire District meeting will
be Monday, February 6, at Station #1 in Holmes Beach
at 7 p.m.
Anna Maria hiring City Planner
Key Royale on schedule
for seven fire hydrants
Lake in lieu of beach Photo: Doug Dowl
A pond has been created in front of the Shell Cove condo in Bradenton Beach after one
resident refused to sign easements to allow the renourishment project to proceed.
Resident balks at
A crater has appeared in the midst
of the Island's beach renourishment
Glen Watkins has refused to sign
over an easement that would permit sand
to be placed in front of the Shell Cove
Condominiums, 2310 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Watkins is the majority
owner of the small beachfront develop-
ment. He has said he pays taxes on sub-
merged lots fronting the condominium,
and does not want to give up his land.
Without the easement, officials de-
cided that sand could not be placed in
front of the condo last Thursday. A hole,
about 100 feet long and 45 feet wide is
now the beach fronting Shell Cove.
The matter will come before the
Bradenton Beach City Council Thursday
Residents next to the condominium
are already complaining of the pit, and
have cited health and safety problems will
arise if the hole isn't filled.
And the leader of the Anna Maria
Island Chapter of the Florida Shore and
Beach Preservation Associations, John
Adams, has said the hole could jeopardize
the integrity of the entire beach
Adams, who calls the matter a crisis,
said the wind and waves will eventually
erode that section of beach, accelerating
the erosion the entire renourishment
project is attempting to combat.
There is already talk of lawsuits
Holmes Beach residents are watch-
ing the action with some interest as well.
A resident in the 2800 block of that city
has also refused to sign easements on his
Construction approval after
city denial sparks debate
By Bonner Presswood
Although the Anna Maria City
Commission voted to deny a variance for
a revetment walkover and deck, the direc-
tor of public works last week gave verbal
approval to do the work.
The verbal approval sparked a spe-
cial meeting last week.
Mayor Ray Simches called the
meeting of the Anna Maria City Conmmis-
sion Jan. 15 to address a citizen complaint
regarding construction at 408 S. Bay Dr.
Commissioner Mary Ross was con-
tacted by a neighbor with a complaint
about ongoing construction of a walkover,
which had previously been denied for the
The Commission voted to deny a
request on Dec. 22 for the construction of
a walkover, proposed across the rock re-
vetment on the bayfront side of the prop-
Anna Maria Director of Public
Works Frank Tyndall spoke first, hoping
to clarify the situation. He was called to
the property approximately one week fol-
lowing the Dec. 22 vote, and gave verbal
permission to put in a wood walkway
over the rocks, anchored in concrete with
wood steps with suggested eight inch ce-
ment pilings. He claimed the walkway
was needed for safety, providing access to
the water from the residence, hypotheti-
cally in the event of a fire.
Commission members discussed
whether a permit was required, and
whether Tyndall had the authority to give
permission on behalf of the City after the
Commission had voted to the contrary.
"We're not here to express our opin-
ions, but to represent the public," Ross
stated. "The surrounding residents came
to the hearing to oppose the construction
(at the Dec. 22 meeting), and now they
have been denied input."
Steve Lardas, a member of the
City's Planning Commission and an attor-
ney, stated from the audience that, "they
needed a variance, when it was denied,
end of case."
Lardas also addressed the stretch of
authority by the public works department,
adding "to come back after a mistake and
raise a safety flag is wrong. The variance
procedure was followed and never an is-
sue was raised of safety. This was an arbi-
trary decision on the part of public works.
How many times will this happen?"
Commissioner George McKay
asked the other members to consider that
"if we order it removed, we're at fault."
Commissioner Max Znika spoke up, stat-
ing "If it's an illegal structure, however it
came about, I recommend it be removed."
The motion by Commissioner Doug
Wolf to remove the walkway passed
The conversation then turned to the
question of insubordination by Tyndall. It
was left to the Mayor to decide if a letter
of reprimand would be added to his per-
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By Joy Courtney
Anna Maria citizen Steve Lardas made two recom-
mendations to the City Commission during its workshop.
"In light of Hurricane Andrew destroying 80% of
the buildings and homes in Homestead, everyone is ex-
amining their building codes. I believe Anna Maria
should do the same," said Lardas. Mayor Ray Simches
agreed and added the endeavor would be best served if it
was done in conjunction with Anna Maria's Island sister
cities, Longboat Key, and Manatee County to ensure uni-
formity of standards. The Mayor asked Public Works Su-
perintendent Frank Tyndall to contact the Manatee
County Building Department and "see if they would
sponsor a review of this nature."
Lardas also suggested putting a moratorium on per-
mitting black top or concrete driveways until South West
Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) com-
pleted its study on the Island's drainage system. He was
concerned these surfaces adversely affect drainage. The
City Commission took his suggestion under advisement.
Plans to meet the 1994 deadline to offer handi-
capped restrooms at city hall mushroomed. The question
was raised about the City's responsibility to do the same
for its other properties such as the Anna Maria Pier, the
Historical Museum and the Island Player's building.
Tyndall said he would look into the matter and report
back to the Commission.
Trish L'Heureux of Jacaranda passed the first
hurdle to gain a Home Occupation License for her busi-
ness, AMI Enterprises. L'Heureux plans to buy and sell
gift items and jewelry and re-sell them at flea markets.
Brenda Merrill of N. Shore Dr., will also be on the'
Commission's voting agenda at its regular meeting on
January 26, for permitting her home business, Visions,
Inc. Miller is a seamstress who tits her clients in their
homes and uses her residence for sewing.
By Joy Courtney
On Tuesday, January 26, the Anna Maria City
Commission will vote to approved or disapprove the rec-
ommended members of the City's 1993 Election Can-
vassing Board and the 1993 Election Committee Ap-
The Election Canvassing Board Appointments are
Commissioner Doug Wolfe, Commissioner Max Znika
and City Clerk Peggy Nelson. This board is responsible
for counting the absentee votes on the night of the City
election on February 9.
The Election Committee is responsible for manning
the polls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. The rec-
ommended appointees are Anna Maria Citizens Margaret
Jenkins (clerk), Manuel Ayala (deputy) and Alice Andux,
Dorothy Calcanis, Elizabeth Edwards, Kathleen Ghidoni
and Anne Hunter (inspectors).
The Artist's Guild of Anna Maria Island's third
annual Rummage Sale and Flea Market will be held
Saturday, January 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 1st
Union Bank parking lot in Holmes Beach. Proceeds
will benefit the Guild's adult art appreciation pro-
grams as well as the children's art education project.
Drop off of rummage goods may still be made at
the Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach Shop-
ping Center through Thursday, January 21, from the
hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations for vendor
space is closed.
Reserved spaces will offer sand sculptures,
decoupage, personalized children's story books,
Barbie doll clothes, odd assortment of frames, hand-
sewn items, hand-made plastic gifts, hand-crafted
wood objects, appliques and works by Betsy Smith.
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Women's Association to
hold first meeting
The Women's Association of the Key Royale
Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Monday,
The program will feature Jennifer Hamilton, cu-
rator for the South Florida Bishop Planetarium. She
will present an informative slide program and a talk
about the present and future of the Planetarium.
Tea will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the pro-
gram and meeting at 1 p.m.
Women's to hold
The Women's Club of Anna Maria Island, a
member of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs
and General Federation of Women's Clubs, will spon-
sor its Annual Arts Festival and Silver Tea at the Is-
land Community Center today, January 20.
The display will be open to the public from 1
p.m. to 2 p.m.. Refreshments will be served.
The theme of the festival is "Women in the
Arts." Two films will be shown "O'Keefe," a por-
trait of Georgia O'Keefe and "Memories of Monet,"
based on the memories of American impressionist
Lilla Cabot Perry, who was a close friend of Claude
Monet and his next door neighbor at Giverny.
Tax seminar at
The State of Florida, Department of Revenue,
will conduct two seminars on Florida Intangible Tax
at the Island Branch Library on Tuesday, January 26.
The sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in
the Walker-Swift Meeting Room of the Island Branch
Library. Representatives from the Department of Rev-
enue will conduct the workshops and materials will be
provided to the public.
Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. For further information,
Living Trust Workshop
The downtown Bradenton Library is co-sponsor-
ing a Living Trust Workshop with the L.A.W. Clinic
on Thursday, January 21, at 11 a.m in the auditorium.
Representatives from the L.A.W. Clinic will an-
swer questions .and offer advice concerning revocable
Living Trusts and how to avoid probate.
The program is free and open to the public. Light
refreshments will be served.
The Manatee County Central Library in Braden-
ton is located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. For more infor-
mation, call 748-5555.
Musical entertainment Tickets on sale now for
planned for Hi-.12 Valentine's Dance
The Anna Maria High Twelve Club will hold its
regular weekly meeting on Thursday, January 21, with
a luncheon at Pete Reynard's restaurant in Holmes
Beach. Social hour will be at 11 a.m. followed by a
luncheon at noon.
Pianist Bob LoPiccolo and Saxophonist Jack
Darville of the 18 piece big band the "Senior Sounds"
will entertain the club with sounds from the big band
All Master Masons and their guests are invited.
Reservations for Ladies' Day must be made with
John Lasson at 778-0115.
Garden Club to hold
The Thursday, January 21, dinner meeting of the
Island Garden Club will be held at the Episcopal
Church in Holmes Beach starting at 6:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Ken Anderson who
will speak on the subject of orchids.
Plans also will be finalized for the annual sale to
be held February 6 at Anna Maria Elementary School
from 9:30 to 1:30 p.m. featuring plants, baked good
and white elephant items and clothing.
Chetlain to speak to
Manatee County Commissioner Kent Chetlain
will speak at the Thursday, January 21, meeting of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society. The meeting,
which is open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m.
at the Anna Maria City Hall.
Commissioner Chetlain will tell about the time
the women took over the government in Anna Maria
City. "It was in 1933, 40 years before women's lib,"
Chetlain has served on the Manatee County
Commission for the past ten years. A native of Oak
Park, Illinois, he has a background in journalism.
Before graduating from the University of Miami in
1951, he was a copy boy for the Miami Herald.
He became a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel,
Tampa Tribune, Bradenton Herald and wrote for the
Islander for five years. He now writes a real estate
column for the Longboat Observer. Chetlain is well-
known for his detailed historical anecdotes.
In addition to the speaker, plans for the upcom-
ing Island Heritage Day on Saturday, February 20, at
the Island Community Center will be formulated at the
A Valentine's Dance will be held at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center from 8 p.m. to 11
p.m. on Thursday, February 11. The dance will feature
the "Senior Sounds," an 18 piece dance band playing
1940's era Big Band arrangements for dancing and
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island, all proceeds from the dance will go to the Anna
Maria Elementary School to provide part of the money
needed to buy computer hardware and software, geog-
raphy materials, and books needed to enrich the edu-
cational program for Island children.
The event is BYOB with snacks and set-ups
available for purchase. Donation is $10 per person.
Tickets are now available at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Holmes Beach Hardware, and
from any member of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island. Tables will be reserved for parties of ten. This
will be a "no smoking" event.
Garden Club seeks
The Island Garden Club wants to locate those
persons or businesses who have done much to beautify
their lawn, garden or grounds on Anna Maria Island.
If you know someone who offers eye-pleasing
plantings or landscaping, please tell us by calling
Benton at 792-2611.
The Island Garden Club will judge the entries
and give awards to those who are selected as winners.
Tickets on sale for
The Ladies of St. Bernard Guild in Holmes
Beach are sponsoring their annual Polish Night Din-
ner/Dance on Saturday, January 30.
The 6 p.m. dinner will feature home-cooked Pol-
ish specialties with dessert and coffee.
The "Music Man" band will be playing requests
and polkas as promised.
Tickets are $10 for this B.Y.O.B event. Reser-
vations may be made by calling Mabel Peltier at 778-
5432, Helen Intile at 778-7370, Marie Uttendorfer at
792-3631 or Gable Drutowski at the church office at
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Earl Cady of Anna Maria City displays a ledger he found containing signatures of people
who were involved and visited the Anna Maria Service Center (USO) during World War
II. Cady's discovery has lead to many questions about Island history between early 1943
and March of 1944.
'O1' Blue Eyes'
signature found in
By Joy Courtney
"It could have been so easy to
have just thrown it out," said Anna
Maria City resident Earl Cady shaking
his head in amazement.
He was referring to a very old led-
ger, one of 17 he
found while do-
ing some volun-
teer work for his
City two years We were no
ago. "At that
time, the build- page six. D
ing that now 20, 1943, w
houses the His-
torical Museum signature 0
was being reno- Sinatra of i
vated for Anna
Maria Public NY! Is the
Works. I was authentic?
tearing up parti-
tions in the attic has already
when I saw a offered $1,
stack of books offered
in ratty condi- for it, so it J
tion stashed in
the corner. I a no sell th
took them over Island histt
to City Hall and,
looked at them,
they told me it
was OK to toss them. I was curious, so
instead, I took them home and put them
in my garage until I could find the time
for a better, look," Cady remembered.
It took Cady a year to find that
time, but when he did he found a seed
of local lure and an arena of specula-
tion. Some of the 17 ledgers were dated
as early as 1924 and appeared to be a
collection of old police, tax, and prop-
"Yeah, they were all hand writ-
ten. I had to laugh at how easily prop-
erty transactions were handled back
then. The one line entries were like Mr.
Smith sold to Mr. Jones, a description
of the property, and the amount. Some
of the cash exchanges was a low as $2,"
he explained smiling. Fifteen of the led-
gers he turned over to the Historical
Society; the other two needed further
The real treasure was the ledger
entitled, "Anna Maria Island Service
Club," dated early 1943. On the first
page are signatures of many Islanders
who are well re-
John E. Holmes,
Jr., Jesse P.
ready for Miller, Russell
fed June Gertrude
s the Blassingame,
ew Yorkl Hugh Holmes
and Lewis M.
nature Cobb, to mention
'arl Cady a few. Immedi-
ately the ques-
been tions begin.
)0 dollars What was the
Anna Maria Is-
ust be. It's land Service
igh;this is Club? Where
was it and why
y. did these Island-
ing through the
fourteen pages of
signatures of mostly men from all over
the United States comes to a screeching
halt on pages four and six.
"I took the book over to the
VFW," said Cady (Cady is the chaplain
for VFW Post 8199), and some of us
were going through it page by page.
There, on page four, was the signature
of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr., who
was shot down in France during World
War II. I know cause I was serving in
France at that time. The date of August
20, 1943, is also in his own handwrit-
ing! We were not ready for page six.
Dated June 20, 1943, was the signature
of Frank Sinatra of New York, NY! Is
the signature authentic? "Well, I've al-
ready been offered $1,000 dollars for it
so it must be. It's a no sell though; this
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is Island history. I've made copies so
the original can stay in the bank vault
until I'm able to get all my questions
answered," answered Cady.
Sinatra and Roosevelt visited
Anna Maria Island in the 1943. Why!
"I'm still asking anyone and ev-
eryone that question. I find out some
answers which seem to lead to more
questions," responded Cady. One of the
first people Cady contacted to start his
search was Mark Ratliff, former editor
of the Island Sun and life long resident
of Anna Maria Island. In turn, Ratliff's
grandmother, Dorothy, helped Cady get
in contact with a relative who was here
at the time.
She is the one who told Cady that
there was a USO on Anna Maria Island
for a short time during the war and that
it was housed in the building, now the
Island Players. Cady's friend, John
Bacich of Anna Maria, recognized one
of the signatures in the book and helped
Cady get a hold of him in an effort to
find out more.
Learning from his conversations
with people, Cady believes there were
three anti-aircraft and submarine gun
emplacements on Anna Maria Island
during World War II. One is covered by
a home on North Shore Drive, the sec-
ond is a grown-over hill on North Shore
near the Rod & Reel Motel, with the
location of the third emplacement re-
maining unknown. More questions.
There must have been a barracks that
housed the soldiers manning the em-
placements, but where? and why do the
signatures stop in March 1944 when the
war ended officially ended in August of
Also, to Cady's knowledge, Frank
Sinatra did not serve in the armed
forces during World War II. Is that
true? If he didn't, then how did he find
his way to Anna Maria Island? Could it
be he came by to entertain the troops
stationed here? Or, did he just find him-
self in Florida and come out to the Is-
lanid with friends?
"I understand Mr. Sinatra is in
poor health now, but it would really be
something if the Island could invite him
back. Maybe he remembers the little
USO on Anna Maria in 1943. If not, the
ledger would possibly help him remem-
ber those days," stated Cady.
Actually, Cady is doing more than
just dreaming about. contacting Frank
Sinatra. He is trying to locate the
performer's address to write him and ask.
"Mr. Sinatra's, or even his daugh-
ter, Nancy, if he is too ill, return to
Anna Maria Island would really help to
get people together to remember and
save this portion of Island history be-
fore those who know are all gone. At
least for me, I know I still have a lot of
Frank Sinatra visited the
Island in 1943
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Sis McGee's eyes grew large. Her
mouth hung open in amazement. "Look,"
she exclaimed as she pointed to the win-
I swirled my chair around and saw a
huge, elegant bus paused at the comer of
Pine and Crescent. Slowly it cruised past
the Island Museum and came to.a stop in
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"Is there a back door to this place?
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on the map. Hampton Dunn, the amicable
Channel 13 newscaster and historian,
wrote for the Islander years ago when I
was a reporter for the now defunct
weekly. He spent two hours interviewing
several society members at the museum in
preparation bfor the news cast. The seg-
ment was brief, but many told me they
saw and enjoyed it.
Among the many viewers of the
news clip was Tom Reed who runs a tour
agency out of Tampa. Reed called the
museum to say it would be the mystery
stop during his next guided tour. What he
didn't tell us was how many people would
be on the tour there must have been 50
of them! Rising to the occasion, I encour-
aged the travelers to sign the guest register
while Sis handed them brochures. We
gave them a brief history of the museum
building and, due to their intense curios-
ity, answered a lot of questions about the
early days on the Island.
One passenger on the tour, Lucien Si-
erra, 91, claimed to have lived in the first
house on the Island in 1909. He spent his
time in the museum looking for a photo of
the house. Regretfully, he was unsuccessful,
but enjoyed his time reminiscing.
Eddye Young asked if I knew
where the old Sunshine Cottage was. "Of
course," I replied. "It's across from the
post office. I lived there when I first came
to the Island in 1956." She regretted she
did not have time to investigate familiar
places. "This is a favorite place for me
since the early thirties," she wrote in the
After cruising slowly down Pine
Avenue to see the old homes, historic
Roser Chapel and the city pier built in
1913, the group headed off to the Seafood
Shack for lunch.
Their departure left Sis and me with
a very good feeling. The museum had
served its purpose as a place to remem-
ber the Island and as a keepsake for Island
memories for everyone.
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Jan 14 9:04 a.m. Vandal, 5600 blk Flotilla Dr, victim
Island Police Reports
Jan 9 10:00 a.m. Theft, 500 blk Bay Blvd N, another
Jan 16 4:00 p.m. Theft, 300 blk Gulf Dr, bicycle stolen.
Jan 13 10:26 a.m. Property, 63rd St boat ramp, citizen
turned in Florida boat decal; owner notified.
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105 Pine Ave
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1400 Gulf Dr S
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100 Gulf Dr
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6500 Flotilla Dr
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1 jar Calamata olives or
1 can ripe olives; drained
1/2 lb. Feta cheese
1 large red onion, sliced thin
10 to 12 pepperoncini
1/4 lb. leaf lettuce
1/4 lb. endive
Dine with Tthe Islander/Bystander.
1/2 C. olive oil
1/4 C. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
dash of salt; pepper
Tear lettuce and endive into small pieces in large
bowl. Add olives, pepperoncini, and onion slices.
Toss. Cut cheese into small squares. Add to salad.
Toss lightly. Top with dressing just before serving.
Dee Becker is an Island homemaker and mother who
enjoys cooking and baking.
Coquina Beach Cafe
On the Gulf at Coquina Public Beach
Relax on our Patio
Delicious Breakfasts Sandwich Specials
Hot Dogs Sodas Burgers Fries Ice Cream
OPEN 9 AM to 5 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK
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Fourth grade visit Manatee Village Historical Park
King W. Wiggins
Fourth graders from Anna Maria
Elementary go back into early ManateeI
County history at the Manatee Village .
Historical Park. These students listen
as to how King W. Wiggins brought
,,bricks in by steamboat to build the his
*general store in Manatee County, in '
1903. Selling general goods, fruits and
vegetables, many a county shopper
would plan to stay overnight in
Wiggins' boarding house above his
.- store because of the long distances they
14 had to travel.
As many former Manatee County residents have over the years, these fourth grade students of Anna
Maria Elementary School, enjoy rocking away their time on a fine Florida day. The rockers are replicas
of the type common in Manatee County in days gone by and line the porch adjacent to the Manatee
Village Historical Park building housing Wiggins General Store and the museum. The Village is located
at Manatee Ave. and 15th St. and is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. to 5. The
area has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior
and houses an authentic early Manatee County church, courthouse, school, general store and residence.
Best cook in the County
Above, the early Manatee County kitchen is used
by fourth grader Melanie Doster of Anna Maria
Elementary School. As part of an early settler skit
put on by volunteers at the Manatee Village
Historical Park, "Aunt Ellen" prepares a meal
using the modern kitchen appliances of the time.
At left, Jeremy Purvis of Ms.
Small's 3-4 class at Anna Maria
Elementary School plays with
Dancing Dan at the Manatee
Village Historical Park. Dancing
Dan was a popular children's toy
in the early 1900's in Manatee
County. The toy is carved out of
wood and jointed at the arms,
elbows, hips and knees. When a
platform, held down by the child
sitting on it, is jiggled under Dan's
feet, he gives a limb bouncing
Photos by Joy Courtney
Studying Mexico the fun way
Elias Duran and a member of his staff at Durango's Mexican Restaurant in
Bradenton helps Anna Maria Elementary School's first grader Cassondra
Fatolitas prepare to break a Mexican pifiata. Lynne McDonough's kindergarten/
first grade class traveled to Durango's to tour the restaurant, sample Mexican
food and play the games children from Mexico enjoy. Duran has hosted other
classes from other Manatee County schools in an effort to help the area's children
learn about his culture. Durango's is located at 895 Cortez Rd. W., near the
Hats off to
As part of their study
O of Mexico, students
class performed a
Mexican hat dance
wearing the classic
A I Mexican capote. The
was entitled, "A
bl :.- ,Sombrero for Santa."
Photo: Bonner Presswood
lfl3 THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 21, 1993 0 PAGE 13
For the week ending January 8, these are the "Students of the Week" at Anna
Maria Elementary School. First row are Jamie Edwards, Rachel Brugger, Peter
Dowling, Lindsey Geeraerts, Kelsea Bachman, Maggie Van Wormer and Evan
Lewis. Back row are Jeff Comkowycz, Dusty Allen, Mark Pelham, Michelle Ross,
Katherine Holmes, Scott MacGregor and Sarah Fazioli. Photo: Joy Courtney
TI wFork flowers?
Mary Lasson of Holnes
Beach teaches the girls in
S Island Jr. Girl Scout Troop
#448 how to nuake Fork
Flowers. Using a dinner fork,
yarn is wrapped between the
tines then tied as the wrapped
yarn comes off the fork. The
end result looks like a little
flower. When five or six Fork
S Flowers are tied together,
they make a lovely corsage for
(Photo: Joy Courtney)
Twas Income Tax Eve
By Katharine Wight
Anna Maria Island Student
King Middle School
Twas Income Tax Eve
and all through the nation,
taxpayers were groaning,
hunting spare change
it wouldn't be long,
till they all went insane.
Paying the bills,
room temperature seemed,
to get hotter and hotter.
kicking off shoes,
a big case of the blues.
Then all of a sudden,
a crash in the street,
brought everyone running
on wobbly feet.
Santa, the Tooth Fairy,
and the Easter Bunny,
had come with a gift,
the great gift of money.
We caught all the cash,
that they threw from the sky,
and before we could blink,
they were waving good-bye.
We heard their farewell,
from our window sills,
"Have a great night!
Now you can pay the bills!"
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Lunch: Junior Cuban Sandwich, Green Beans, Lettuce & Tomato
Salad, Fruit Juice
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Tossed Salad, Cookie
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Hamburger on Bun, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce & Tomato
Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Sausage, Fruit Juice
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Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
By Captain Mike Heistand
The Bradenton Beach Pier reports whiting,
speckle trout and silver trout being caught at night
time and flounder in the daytime. Same is said for red-
fish. A lot of drum and sheepshead are being reeled in
using sand fleas, fiddler crabs and worms for bait.
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier says big red-
fish are being caught using shrimp. Most of them are
over the 27" limit. He also said nice sized flounder are
being caught in the daytime using shrimp and shinners
for bail. Black drums and sheepshead are being caught
using shrimp and crabs for bait.
Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle reports
the leader in his sheepshead contest is Vern Switser
with a 19 1/4" sheepshead. The contest runs until
January 31. anyone that turns in a larger sheepshead
than 19 1/4" can win a Penn Power Stik and a Penn SS
Reel valued at about $170.00.
Captain Mark Bradow related that his clients
have been catching speckle trout up to 3 1/2 pounds.
Also, they're catching a few redfish and sheepshead
using shrimp for bait.
Captain Rick Gross of "Fishy Business II" has
not been fishing this week because his wife, Kelly,
gave birth to an eight pound baby boy Carl Den-
ver Gross. Congratulations to Captain Rick and Kelly
Gross and the rest of the family!
Captain Mike Heistand of the charter boat
"Magic" said one of his client's, Don Fischer from
Ironwood, caught a 24" permit using shrimp. Captain
Mike has also been catching triggerfish, mangrove
snapper, sheepshead, trout and redfish using live
shrimp for bait.
Thirty pounds of black grouper
Diane Hibbs and Captain Mike hold up three black
grouper that weighed in up to ten pounds each. The
grouper were caught in 50 feet of water last week. Diane
is the wife of Jeff Hibbs who works for Holmes Beach
Public Works Department.
Captain Phil Shields' of "Reef Reacher" clients
are catching grouper, amberjacks and cobia using live
pinfish for bait.
Frank Galati of Galati's Bait & Tackle reports
grouper, amberjack, and mangrove snapper are being
caught offshore. Inshore trout, redfish and snook are
Sign drive on to support Little League
By Luke Courtney
In order to raise the necessary funds to purchase
and maintain baseball equipment and the playing field,
the Anna Maria Island Little League is selling adver-
tising space at the Community Center baseball park.
The 2 by 4 foot signs, advertising local businesses and
organizations, will decorate the fences above the
bleachers and around the playing field.
Sign space is rented from now until June for only
$100. Businesses may either provide their own sign,
or pay a one time fee of $25 to have the Little League
provide one. Approximately 200 youngsters partici-
pate in the Little League. The Anna Maria Island
Community Center Little League program is well-run
and is based on sportsmanship, education, communi-
cation and healthy athletic competition. With the base-
ball park in constant use for games and practices from
Revell Spatafora wed
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton L. Cairl of Palmetto an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Joan Eliza-
beth "Becky" Revell, to Victor D. Spatafora of
Bradenton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Spatafora of
The couple will wed Feb. 14 in a private cer-
Miss Revell is a graduate of Miami Killian Se-
nior High School and attended Miami Dade Junior
College. She is an office manager of K&H Yachts
The bridegroom-elect attended Harper Junior
College, Shaumberg, Ill., and the University of South-
ern California, Los Angeles. He is an electrical engi-
neer at Trilectron Industries Inc., Palmetto.
Anna Hellebrand, 84, of Holmes Beach, died
January 16 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Mrs. Hellebrand was born in Austria, Hungary.
She moved to this area from Akron, Ohio, in 1988.
She was a homemaker and Catholic.
She is survived by one son, Wendell, of Anna
Maria, two grandchildren and two great-grandchil-
now until the end of May, all the advertising signs will
be viewed by hundreds of parents, relatives, island
residents and tourists.
Mixon Insurance and Air & Energy have led.the
possession of support for Little League by being the
first two Island businesses to purchase sign space.
LaPensee Plumbing, Holmes Construction, Island
Discount Tackle, Island Lumber, Island Bazaar, Galati
Marine, Far Away Places Travel, Zoller Construction,
5 O'clock Marine and Duffy's Tavern have also pur-
chased sign space to lend their support!
An advertising sign at the ball park is a great
way to promote your business while supporting Little
League and helping the youngsters of the Island learn
about and enjoy baseball.
Everyone interested in taking advantage of this
great advertising opportunity can contact Luke.Courtney,
Vice-President of the Little League, at 778-5405.
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Barefoot wedding on the beach
With warnm sand nestling under their toes, David Bishop
and Wilma Moore, both from Sarasota, exchanged
wedding vows at one of their favorite Florida spots,
Manatee County Beach. Family members, coming from as
far away as Arkansas, enjoyed the warm late afternoon
and got a kick out of the groom's short-panted tux. (Photo:
Services were held Tuesday at Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home in Holmes Beach. The Rev. John Barry
officiated. Burial was in Fogartyville Cemetery.
with silver trout
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By Bob Ardren
As the dredge Illinois relentlessly
works its way northward along the Is-
land, some citizens are beginning to ask
Retired professional sport fisher-
Shafer now a
four feet to four
inches as the
Tampa Bay pass
- and he's con-
cerned about the
future of bay
like it in my en-
tire life, and
frankly, I think
what grass beds
we have left," he
should consider adding that require-
ment to larger renourishment projects
that are close to tidal inlets as well.
As long as we're talking about
water quality today, let me quote from a
Tampa Tribune editorial of last week
on the proposal that package of fresh
'We are putting the
warning label in the
wrong place. It ought
to be stapled to the
foreheads of the
business leaders who
settled for a quick
buck at the expense
of the state's natural
Taking his observations to David
Tomasko of the Sarasota Bay Program,
I was told "We're not involved with
this project. I will tell you this, permit-
ting on a project of this magnitude is
stringent and the review process is thor-
Tomasko then went on to admit
that "there probably will be some short
term problems, but they shouldn't
prove to be long term." In addition, he
plans a routine testing of the waters
February 9 which will probably show
"turbidity going through the roof," he
"Tubidity is always the result of a
project such as this, and it's going to
stay bad as long as the project lasts. But
the community wants the beach re-
stored and there will be environmental
benefits too, such as increased turtle
Meanwhile, Shafer has given up
fishing for the duration.
As I've mentioned before, small
dredge project are required to place
large anti-silt blockades, sometimes
called diapers, around their project to
keep silt confined. Perhaps someone
carry a health warn-
"Visit any ar-
chaeological site in
costal Florida and
there will be huge
mounds of oyster
shells, piled up by
who feasted on this
delicacy for centu-
ries without ruining
a good thing. They
left is to us, handing
it down in good
shape. We have not
been worthy of the
gift. Short-term de-
were more impor-
tant than the lowly
"We are putting the warning label
in the wrong place. It ought to be
stapled to the foreheads of the politi-
cians and business leaders who settled
for a quick buck at the expense of the
state's natural heritage."
None of us know if we'll ever
again be able to eat local oysters. But
we'll have a chance to take positive
steps in that direction when the Sara-
sota Bay Project Framework for Action
goes public this spring. The recommen-
dations for action will call for sacrifice
and dollars and we'll soon learn the
community's love and respect for local
waters by our reaction to the proposals.
In case you haven't heard, Sara-
sota is having one of those nasty local
wars they seem to love so much over
the design of the new Bay front down-
town. Some folks say the project is just
another example of local government
incompetence while others claim the
naysayers just crank up their howling
anytime anyone changes something.
For my part, I've been hearing so
may moans and groans from the I'm-
here-now,-slam-the-door-types well I
suspect that the City of Sarasota is on to
something good. We'll see.
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Five-year-old J.D. Webb shreds the waves at the Manatee Public Beach during the
weekend. The little shaver has been surfing about a year and a half and beachwatchers
have said he's already out-surfing his dad, Ben.
THEG LF SH P
Special Regrip $1.99 each
All, or just one of your clubs
With Island Locksmith in Island Shopping Center
5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-1661
TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!
ISLAND ROLLERS INLINE SKATES
"Don't get left out in the cold!"
SPECIAL LET US CHECK YOUR
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$ P00 Plus tax, parts and
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WE SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS
There's never a trip charge. We service Anna Maria Island,
Longboat Key and the Bradenton Area. Member of FPL -
Watt Wise Products Program. CAC044365
We specialize in custom cabinet making:
formica tops, entertainment centers, vanities
and kitchens. Millwork wood cut to size.
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082
Located just West of the Island Shopping Center
* All Plumbing Repairs
* Drain Cleaning
* Water Heaters
SRemodel New Const.
* Backflow Device
Testing & Repairs
5348B GULF DR.
Stale Cert #RF0049191
State Backtlow Tech A09-89-1399
Silt spurs talk of
Fuel Uve Bait
Ship's Store* BOAT RENTALM. 2 H m1anl Dk
Bottom Painting thr..
Boat Storage 225 HP
Bulk Oil-in your container St o k _
Five O'Clock Marine
412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
,Pdohnson' AUTHORIZED SERVICE:
ouTrSaEROa O Johnson, Evinrude, OMC
OUTBOARD SALES Sea Drive & OMC Cobra Stem Drive
ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
Yard Clean Up
After Hours 778-0355
Catch the fishing report
and the tides in ...
Ti .r TAX SERVICE
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, Enrolled Agent
(Enrolled to practice
before the the R. S.)
526 SPRING AVENUE
5608 Marina Drive
*Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later.
Low Tides 1 hour and 6 minutes later.
Second High Tide may occur on the following day.
FAMILY OWNED AND
[Iil THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER M JANUARY 21, 1993 0 PAGE 16
Q. & A. ON THE NEW BEACH
A field guide to the
As a newspaper, we have encountered
many questions about the dredge project, and
among the visitors and shellhunters at the site,
there are even more questions. As an aid to
readers and beachwatchers, the Islander By-
stander is providing answers below to some of
the most frequently asked questions about the
dredging project off Anna Maria Island.
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. is the con-
tractor for the renourishment project, in a partnership
with Manatee County and the U.S. Army Corps of
Estimated completion date: Feb. 15, 1993.
Amount of sand to be moved: 2.6 million cubic
Area to be renourished: roughly from 13th
Street South to 76th Street.
The original contract price for the project is
Method of moving the sand from the offshore
"borrow areas" to the beach: hydraulic pumping. A
five-six foot diameter "cutter head" churns the sand,
which is then piped to the beach.
How much beach is being renourished a day: it
varies on weather conditions, amount of dredge relocation
offshore and amount of pipe that has be connected.
About the dredge: the 150-foot dredge "Illi-
nois" is a floating pumping station. It is not really self-
propelled, but can "walk" along the bottom by pivot-
ing on two huge pilings at the stern and pulling itself
forward by two anchors forward of the bow.
The dredge is an ocean going vessel that can
operate at up to six to 10-foot seas; however, the close
proximity to the shore is of greater concern to the ves-
sel in high seas than the wave height. One operator, or
leverman, operates the cutter head.
Aerial dredging Photo courtesy Jack Elka
Landfall for the pipes carrying the sandy water a few weeks ago was just south of the Harbor House restaurant in
Sand: the sand appears dark as it comes out of
the pipe because it is wet. As it dries and bleaches in
the sun, it lightens. The same is true of the shells
found near the discharge area.
Depth of the "hole" the sand comes from: the
borrow areas are parallel to the beach. The permit al-
lows the dredge to remove roughly six feet of sand at
the southern part of the project; 10-13 feet at the
The pipe: 30-inch wide in roughly 100-foot
lengths. The pipe floats or is submerged on the bottom
to the beach, then rests on the sand. The pipe segments
fit together through welds either on or in the water, but
is friction joined on the beach. The large wheels on
some parts of the pipe regulate valves.
Crew: there are 20-25 people per shift, and three
shifts operate for every 24-hour day. Besides the crew on
the beach keeping the too-curious back from the dis-
charge point, there is a survey crew, a monitoring crew,
tug crews, bulldozer operators, welders and more.
* Free Estimates
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The Prudential ,
5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813)778-0766
CLUB LONGBOAT! $245,000 #50281 ...
2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Turnkey fur-
nished! Very active complex! Call Karin
Stephan now or 388-1267 eves.
SAN REMO SHORES! $178,700 #50223
... 2 bedroom, 2 bath pool home & more.
Call Bob Rhoden now or 778-2692 eves.
WILDWOOD SPRINGS! $79,900 #50196 ...
Very nice 2 bedroom with enclosed bal-
cony. Pool, tennis and more! Call Karin
Stephan now or 388-1267 eves.
SPORTSMAN HARBOR! $112,900 #50204
... 2 bedroom, 1 bath turnkey furnished!
Call Emilie Peterson now or 778-4168.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS avail-
able beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman
778-0769 or 778-5368 eves.
BE YOUR OWN LANDLORD! $115,900
#00381 ... Bradenton Beach duplex, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath each side. GOOD INVESTMENT
COZY ISLAND HOME! $109,900 #98887 ...
3 bedroom, 2 bath home with fireplace. Room
for pool. HAPPY ENDINGS HERE!
RUNAWAY BAY! $84,900 #50096 ... 2
bedroom, 2 bath condo, turnkey furnished.
View of pond & pool.
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 778-6467
MARTINIQUE 2BR, 2BA Gulf view,
$2,200 (3) month or $2,400/month.
WESTBAY COVE! 1 BR, 1 BA, $1,800/month.
CALL T. DOLLY YOUNG, 778-5427.
An Independently owied and opetaled lrleurlber of The Ptudenllal Real Estate AifIllates. Inc.
VIEW! VIEW! VIEW!
Gorgeous views of Egmont Key, the Skyway Bridge,
Tampa Bay. North endrl of Anna Maria near the Rod
& Reel Pier. White Sandy Beach. #399,900.
Ten years experience specializing
in Creative Transactions.
Make your dreanis and goals a
S" reality with
After Hours (813) 778-4330
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
I3 THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER N JANUARY 21, 1993 E PAGE 17
Anna Maria Island Real Estate Transactions .
ADDRESS TYPE FROM/TO LIST$ SALE $
202 71st St Duplex Shirley to Vanderwoude $195,000 $194,500
Elevated 4bed/4bath/2car duplex, 2,400 s.f., built 1979.
12/29 3705 East Bay Dr Condo Ambut to Burger $85,000 $78,000
2bed/2bath condo, 1,200 s.f., built in 1979, 217 Sunbow Bay Ph 3
12/29 2815 Avenue C Home McIntyre to Westbrook $99,900 $95,000
Elevated 3bed/2bath/2carport home, 1,296 s.f., built in 1987, on 50x100 lot.
12/29 4302 2nd Ave Duplex Moore to Forino/O'Brien $159,900 $151,300
Ground 2bed/2bath duplex, built in 1950 on 88x100 lot.
12/30 4255 Gulf Dr Condo Schmidt to Peterson Unknown $121,000
3bed/3bath/2car condo, 110 Island Village.
12/31 230 Oak Ave Home Bennett to Cunningham Unknown $153,000
Ground level, canal front 3bed/2bath/1carport, 1,155 s.f., built 1970's, 75x148 lot.
12/31 868 N Shore Cottage Breitwiesser to Bahn $99,900 $89,000
Ground level 2bed/2bath cottage, 924 s.f., built 1950 on 50x1 10 lot.
12/31 601 Gulf Dr N Condo Dale & Sartin to Paul Unknown $100,000
Elevated 2bed/2bath condo, 1,200 s.f., built in 1968, 209 Gulf Watch.
1/2 601 Gulf Dr N Condo Bank to Murdoch Unknown $75,900
2bed/2bath condo, 1,200 s.f., built 1986, 204 Bay Watch.
1/2 5428 Gulf Dr Condo Clune to Kuczynski Unknown $68,000
1bed/1 bath condo, 900 s.f., built in 1964.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Doug Dowling Realty of Anna Maria City, 778-1222
BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
The Islander Bystander
classified really work!
Sale of the Week
by Doug Dowling
The truth of the matter is ... how many houses in
the City of Anna Maria do we see anymore selling for
Especially so if the house is just across the street
from Tampa Bay and located on North Shore Drive!
868 North Shore Drive, a small cottage built in
1950, was successfully marketed by Paul Collins of
Michael Saunders & Company for $89,000. The buyer
was produced by Patty Lance of Neal & Neal's Long-
boat Key office.
Rumor has it that another home on Jacaranda has
closed for under $100,000.
The Island Poet
Grandparents are those old gray-haired folks
That somehow or other tell the oldest jokes
And criticize most of their children's ways
While they tell those stories of the good old days
And they love to spoil their grandchildren rotten
With all of the gifts for the kids they have gotten
But you know in your hearts your kids they adore
'Cause that's what the good Lord puts grandparents
on earth for
Support island business. Say you saw it in
The Islander Bystander.
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. 0. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Soto......... 778-3509 Christine T. Shaw ......778-2847
Marcella Cornett........778-5919 Nancy Gullford ..........778-2158
Key Royale Gem
Don't miss this sunny and inviting 2 bedroom, 3
bath canal front home, featuring solar heated
swimming pool and jacuzzi, plus electric boat lift
and boat dock. Spacious floor plan includes an
expansive family room with cozy nook area and
greenhouse window, plus a formal living dining
area and 42 ft. Florida room. Beautifully appointed
and landscaped, with circular drive, double car
garage, and many lush fruit trees. Includes one year
Homeowner's Warranty. Only $250,000.Hurry! This
one won't last!
LOT FOR SALE
Newly listed 75 x 100 ft. lot in village of Anna Maria.
Short walk to both bay and Gulf. Owner financing
with $20,000 down at 9% for 10-15 yrs. Only $72,500!
Drive by 127 Crescent Drive and give us a call!
The Friendly Real Estate Professionals Serving Anna Maria Island
Waterfront LLH flILi ONE YEAR
-- Estates ""'- WARRANTY
Video Collection MLS
NEW WALKING BEACH Enjoy spectacular sunsets
from your porch directly overlooking the Gulf. Walking
beach insures desirability of this 2BR 2BA furnished
unit. Convenient to historical Bridge St. for restaurants,
entertainment and fishing. Priced at $94,000.
ANNA MARIA MOTEL Delightful property located on
the extreme north end of Anna Maria Island. Close to
Gulf and Bay. Motel includes 4 one bedroom units and
4 efficiencies, all housekeeping, plus a 2 dedroom, 1
bath residence. For details call Stan Williams.
GULF FRONT WITH SAND! For the first time in BAY VIEW DUPLEX Unobstructed Bay view from
history. Lovely, bright, large 2BR 2BA turnkey this custom duplex with large utility and storage area.
furnished. Heated pool, laundry in unit, covered Short walk to beach and City park. Priced at 139,900.
parking. Priced at $150,000 firm. Call Stan Williams Call Dave Moynihan for details.
for an appointment.
GULF FRONT CONDO Direct gulf front condo, 2BR -
2BA, with new carpet and tile. Complex includes pool
and covered parking. Excellent rental opportunity. Priced
at $134,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
TUPELO APARTMENTS Four fully fumished units in
two buildings, 1BR-1BA each. Good rental history.
Well maintained in quiet neighborhood with just a short
walk to Gulf beach. Priced at $185,000.
SEVERAL SELECT WINTER RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE.
CALL LISA OR VALERIE FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES!
1113 THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 21,
Choose the best for your
Real Estate needs. "
Michael Saunders Island top producer
for the past 3 years,
Ken Rickett -j ',
Realtor/Associate After Hours
Michael Saunders & Company
Ucensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL34217 (813) 778-6654
Karin B. Stephan
."_. '3 specialisiert fir
S Anna Maria Island.
(f Office: (813) 778-0766
Mobile: (813) 350-6482
Florida Realty 9
5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
An independent owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affliates, Inc.
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker
Fantastic Holmes Beach Location!
130 51 st Street is a lovely 2 bedroom home just
steps from the white sandy beach. Settle in for
lifetime or enjoy a winter getaway ...
for only $145,000.
Affordable Canalfront Living in Anna Maria.
319 Hardin is a secluded canalfront home with
direct access to Tampa Bay!! Recent remodeling,
large rooms and plenty of storage make this a
great family home for $169,900!
778-6066 FAX # 778-4687
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FORMERLY HENDRICKS REAL ESTATE
V- Sales ) Rentals ) Property Management
1993 0 PAGE 18
*1/2 Duplex 2B/2B, terrazzo floors, $450 mo.
*1 B/1 B with new carpet, $425 mo.
*Furnished efficiency $350 mo.
*NO PETS small seasonal Gulf front, $1440
Dolores M. Baker
Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 [-_-*
.neaL & neaL,
S f] MLS
'Team up with success"
Licensed Real Estate Salesman
After Hours 778-6791
605C Manatee Av W 401 Pine Av
Holmes Beach Anna Maria
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
TOLL FREE 1-800-422-NEAL
Deep Canal Home
1/2 Block to Bay &
3 BIks to Gulf Beach
2BR/2BA about 2,000
s.f., 15 x 30 Pool,
516 56th St., Holmes
Beach. $187,000. Call
owner for appointment!
islanders to The
are on page 3!
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neaL & neaLc.
Richard A. Freeman
Island and Key Specialist
./ (813) 778-2261 or 800-422-6325 0
After hours: (813) 778-2284 MLS ,
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Fax (813) 778-3035
After H 8r(1 r /13 ) 792 5-7,
CAROL HEINZE CRS
Million Dollar Club
Looking for a Home on deep
%vater canel ith caed pool? Call
Toni King, Real or/Associate
-Oflice. iS131 778-6654
SA.lter Hour,: 813 77S-?17.x5
Michael Saunders & Compan.
f L,',;.. j p-PI Ew'. Bi ._rj
32.44 Ej.t B [Dr ic Ih,:.lm. Br ,h
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
5203 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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
provide personal and professional services. Over 75 combined years of
ISLAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices!
.......,----..-4 _, .
. 2, ..
Nice cottage directly on the beach recently re-
duced! Ideal for the Buyer wanting a cottage
for rental income with the plans to remove and
rebuild at later date. Great income potential
and in area of expensive Gulf homes. CALL
TODAY FOR APPT.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 GULF DRIVE P.O. BOX 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216
We have the ability to
design and build the home
of your dreams. Call Today.
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave., P.O. Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
"A PUFF AWAY"
Located at Anna Maria's north end is this 3BR/
1 1/2BA home with fireplace in both living room
and family room. Screened porch and fenced
yard in rear and gorgeous view of Tampa Bay
across the street. Priced right at $179,500. Call
Agnes Tooker (778-5287 eves) or Janice
Tressler (778-6258 eves).
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
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
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P. O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
COer Sixty Offices Serving Florido Slotewide CE'tO" EA
An Ir eDeonOently Ownec ana Oneroleo Member of The P! uenTol Reo, Estte A Ate, Inc.
Snec3L & heaLL
JR REALTORS MLS
"TEAM UP WITH SUCCESS"
605C Manatee Ave. W. 401 Pine Avenue
Holmes Beach OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Anna Maria
_. TOLL FREE 1-800-422-NEAL '
home near the open end of the canal. This
home has a spacious glass walled Florida
room, eat-in kitchen with a Bay Window,
master bedroom also has a Bay Window,
beautiful carpeting, docks and davits and an
owner who keeps it in mint condition.
$220,000. Ask to see it soon, call Zee
Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
COZY ISLAND GET-AWAY: Turnkey
furnished in decorator pastels. One
bedroom, and one bath with interior laundry
and storage area. Coverd parking and
separate workshop. Pool, tennis and clubhouse
in well-kept Shell Point. $89,500. Call Judy
Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
GULF FRONT CONDO: Every day is a vacation
when you view the Gulf of Mexico from this 2
bedroom, 2 bath condo with 2 garages, 2 pools,
tennis, secured lobby, elevator and OWNER
FINANCING. Priced at $138,000. Make a great
move Call Carol Williams for an appointment.
778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
$51,500 BEACH CONDO
Only 200 ft. to the NEW BEACH, WHAT
A DEAL. Perfect for weekends and ... to
rent out in the winter season. 1 bedroom,
1 bath, swimming pool. Call Today.
Mike O3101 GULF DRIVE
SHOLMES BEACH, FL. 34217
Realty Inc. 7786696 .
GULF FRONT TRIPLEX
Fantastic Gulf views, 3BR, 1BA upstairs with 700 s.f.
sunceck. Two 1BR, 1BA units downstairs. Over $18,000/
year annual rents. Beach renourishment area. Priced right
with assumable mortgage & possible owner financing.
CONDO GULF VIEW
2BR, 2BA plus loft for den or office. 2 balconies.
Lovely Gulf view. Low maintenance. Furnished.
Best condo buy on the Island.
For Complete Details Call
NEAL & NEAL REALTORS
OFFICE 792-1163 ra
AFTER HOURS: 794-1994 MLs
[IM THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 21, 1993 M PAGE 19
THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER Classifieds are local! No more "combo" adver-
tising, 900 or 976 toll numbers for out-of-state solicitors, no escort services (at least
not to our knowledge). Local people with local jobs, items for sale, apartments for
rent are welcome! DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON at our office 5400A Marina Drive,
Island 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.
JACUZZI. Like new. Seats four. $1500. 778-0078.
Ask for Jim Wheeler.
10 TON LOG SPLITTER. Like new. Easily handles
10"-12" logs. $250 firm. Call T. H. Cole 778-2422
QUEEN SIZE Bed. Metal frame with inner spring
mattresses. Only 2 years use. $75. Wicker table
lamp with shade. $35. 778-9321
DRAPES & LINERS. Hardware/Tacks included.
75X94, 105X93, 95X93 off-white. $25 pair. 135X93
white. $25 pair. 45X41 yellow, no liner. $10 pair.
2 BIKES WANTED: 1 man's & 1 woman's, usable
condition. Willing to pay $25 each. 778-3710.
GARAGE SALE. Sat, Jan 23. 9-3. 410 79th St,
Holmes Beach. NO EARLY BIRDS!
GARAGE SALE. Sat, Jan 23. 9-2. 311 65th St,
Holmes Beach. No Junk.
14' DEEP FISHERMAN. 35 hp electric start engine.
Trailer included. $1,200. 778-4084.
17' WELLCRAFT and trailer. 65 hp Suzuki. Call eve-
HARDWORKING, enthusiastic, outgoing person
wanted for ice cream/sandwich shop. Daytime, 2 to
4 days per week. Apply in person at Sue's Home-
made Ice Cream 9801 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria.
NEWSPAPER deliver person wanted. Part-time on
Wednesday, approximately 8 hours. Apply at The
Islander/Bystander office, Island Shopping Center
(between D.Coy Ducks and the laundromat), 5400A
Marina Drive. Holmes Reach.
PAINTER LOOKING for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don,
CHEERFUL COMPANION, professional service.
Light cleaning, cooking, driving. Refined and de-
pendable. 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
Relax and let Fat Cat clean your carpet. Call Jon
Kent, island resident 8 to 5 on 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.
ANNA MARIA gulf front apartment Rare vacancy.
Lovely furnished interior, porch, sundeck. Weekly,
season. No pets. 778-3143.
ISLAND WEST APARTMENTS
GRACIOUS economy vacation apartments with pool.
One short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2 bed-
rooms. Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.
2BR/2BA APT. Completely & comfortably furnished.
Florida room, central heat & A/C, dishwasher & mi-
crowave. Four houses from Gulf beach. $1520+utl
& 9% tax. Call Betty Cole 778-2422.
1 BR/1 BA DUPLEX apartment, unfurnished. Close to
Gulf. $400+utl. Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307
WE HAVE SEVERAL, select winter vacation rentals
available for this season. Call Lisa or Valerie at 778-
2246, or stop by DICK WAGNER REALTY, 2217 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach for information.
Seasonal or Annual apartment for rent. Fully fur-
nished 1 BR/1 BA, electric & utilities included. No pets.
No children. 2 blocks to beach. 778-9413.
WANTED: Professional person seeks unfurnished,
year-round, 2BR Island rental. Call 778-7978.
2BR/2BA FURNISHED condo w/1 car garage. Great
investment opportunity. Near Holmes Beach City
Hall. $59,000 778-5985.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA on sailboat canal. Direct
access to Bay & Gulf. Solar heated pool, dock, davits.
Recent renovations. $177,500. By owner. 778-4356.
DENTURES, Lost near Tuna Ave while swimming.
Finder please call 778-7212. Substantial reward.
LOST PUPPY, answers to Boo Boo, Long tail. Red-
dish blond fur. Very friendly. Call 778-7978.
j'W^ Lawn ^
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Hauling By the cut or by the month.
* 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
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
See us for Carpet* Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
r' o PLUMBING
-, Commercial & Residential
j v 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
5342 Gulf Drive North Holmes Beach
IF YOU HAVE NEWS ABOUT ISLANDERS ...
Call, Fax or Phone
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
24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Service Changes
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
(813) 778-7774 Lc. #ER0010206
[B THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER M JANUARY 21, 1993 N PAGE 20
MEET THE CANDIDATES
ANNA MARIA CITY
January 28, 7:30 PM
Anna Maria City Hall
3 Candidates: DOROTHY McCHESNEY,
GEORGE McKAY AND TOM TURNER.
2 Open Seats, 2-Year Terms
Please join us for an open forum,
where questions will be accepted
from the audience.
IISLANDER i a
Anna Maria Island
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We never use steam!
We have happy customers ...
"After several previous disappointments
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A fantastic covered deck area overlooks wide canal at
this elevated home with open living area. Deeded dock
just 175' from the house, across a common area.
French style sliding doors to porch area. Each bedroom
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This must be the most fantastic Gulf view on
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Tiffany Place Condo Rare top floor Gulf front.
Turnkey furnished, spacious floor plan with very
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and resident manager. Reduced this week from
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Choice Bayfront location on cul-de-sac in pres-
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Charming 3BR/BA home directly on Tampa Bay & gor-
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