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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


IISLANDER


Legal Whacking
The City ofHolmes Beach got a
reprieve from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Regulation (DER) last week when it
was learned from complaint
investigator Ted Murray that the
city was exempt from the mangrove
protection laws in their trimming at
the canals on 77th Street and
Marina Drive. According to
Murray, the office of general
council sited a recent court ruling
in Key West that upheld the Florida
statutes, exempting municipalities
from mangrove permitting, over
and above the mangrove protection
laws. Crews at Westbay Point and
Moorings, pictured left, were
trimming bay front mangroves
recently "to improve the view for
some of the residents," according
to manager Bob McGlynn. They
have one of two permits issued by
the DER on Anna Maria Island, to
significantly alter mangroves.
Photo: Bonner Presswood


challenged
By Joy Courtney
Editor
Harriett Carlson, a neighbor of the new Anchor
Restaurant & Lounge in Anna Maria City, voiced her
concern over dancing already being advertised prior to
the restaurant's opening sometime in February.
Carlson reminded the. Anna Maria City Commis-
sion during its regular meeting of the noise problems
suffered by the neighborhood when the previous tenant,
Fast Eddie's, operated by Ed Porter, offered dancing.
"It would be terrible to go through another eight
months of torment," said Carlson. Commissioner Max
Zinka assured her, "there will be no dancing." Mayor
Ray Simches suggested she discuss all of her concerns
directly with Ben Seay, operator of the new restaurant
with his brother, Phil. Prior to the Commission meeting,
the Mayor had arranged for Carlson and all other inter-
ested neighbors to meet personally with Ben Seay the
following day. After meeting Seay, Carlson told The
Islander Bystander the meeting was amiable and she
wished the the Seay brothers well.
Steve Lardas questioned the validity of the An-
chorage Restaurant & Lounge liquor license. He under-
stood the existing liquor license was issued to the now
defunct West Florida Seafood, Inc., when the ordinance
read "500 feet from a church." He could not understand
how the new operator could sell liquor without obtaining
a new liquor license from the state of Florida, and, there-
fore, be restricted from selling alcohol under the current



Beach Lounge ,
be gone
The controversial Beach ..* -S
Lounge, on Bridge Street -
in Bradenton Beach, is -
.nothing more than a .
vacant lot today. The
former watering hole, site
of rock 'n roll, fights, and
a lot of beer drinking,
received a demolition
permit last week Action "
on that permit was swift. .
No clue as to what will
fill the vacant lot was
available at press time.


by neighbor
zoning ordinance banning liquor from being sold within
2,500 feet from a church (in this case, Roser Memorial
Community Church on Pine Avenue). The legal answer
to this question is found in a public letter to Mayor
Simches from City Attorney Robert Hendrickson dated
January 15, 1993.
It reads, "The City has the right to control the use
of property within its jurisdictional limits based upon
considerations of public health, safety, and welfare. This
includes the right to control locations where alcoholic
beverages are sold or dispensed. The City does not have
the right to control who operates the business establish-
ments at the locations which met the City's criteria. The
operator of the business location is controlled by the
State of Florida through its licensure statutes. As a result,
the City has no control over changes in ownership since
the location of the business establishment remains the
same."
Simches further explained the City issues a liquor
permit to a location, not a corporation or an individual, to
prevent liquor sales from popping up anywhere within
the City if the corporation or individual moved its place
of business.
According to Sergeant Brad Nelson of the State of
Florida Division of Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco, the
4COP (Consumption On Premises) liquor license issued
to West Florida Seafood, Inc., doing business at 101 Bay
Blvd. S., is transferable as long as there are no outstand-
ing taxes or administrative fees owed.


Three vie for two
seats on Anna Maria
City Commission
Candidates: Dorothy McChesney
George McKay
Tom Turner
Voting Date: Tuesday, February 9
Voting Place: Anna Maria City Hall
1005 Gulf Dr.
Time: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
During the last City Election held on Febru-
ary 11, 1992, 510 or 36.9 percent of the 1,383 eli-
gible voters in Anna Maria City cast a ballot.
City officials are encouraging every eligible
voter to cast their vote during the 1993 City Com-
mission Election, according to City Clerk Peggy
Nelson.
See candidate interviews, page 6. Endorse-
ments, page 4.

Anchorage Restaurant
Opens Today
The Anchorage Restaurant & Lounge opens to-
day at 11:30 a.m., according to Ben Seay, one of the
owners and operators of the new restaurant coming
alive on the site of the defunct Fast Eddie's Place at
101 Bay Blvd. S. in Anna Maria City.
"We are ready to go!" announced Seay. "Ev-
erything has been signed off by everybody, except for
the beverage control people. We meet with them to-
morrow (Wednesday, February 3), at 8:30 a.m. and
have been told, since everything is in order, it will
only take about 15 minutes to complete the paper-
work," he added.
This is good news to many of Fast Eddie's ap-
proximately 150 employees who may have been rehired
after the abrupt closing of the restaurant on Dec. 21.


Dancing at Anchorage Restaurant


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Editorial & Letters Page 4
Candidates Night Page 6
Announcements Page 8
Police Report Page 12
School Menu Page 15
Feature Leffis Key. Page 18
Classified Page 23


FEBRUARY 4, 1993







IB THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 4, 1993 0 PAGE 2

Kissick finds 16 inconsistencies with bridge


Editor's Note: the information listed below is
paraphrased from a four-page letter provided to the
Islander Bystander by Jim Kissick. Due to space con-
siderations, the letter was not used in its entirety.

Jim Kissick is mad as hell and just doesn't want
to take a bit more of it any more.
The target of the Bradenton
Beach Councilman's ire is the
Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, the Manatee-Sarasota County
joint transportation planning orga- "Neither
nization. The group last week escape the
voted in favor of a 65-foot high,
fixed-span bridge from Perico Is- and intent.
land to Holmes Beach to replace efforts to i
the existing Manatee Avenue
structure. described <
Islanders have been fuming conclusion,
about the MPO decision all week. cl usion
None have been more irate that cannot be
Kissick, who penned a four-page,
single-spaced letter to the MPO a regardless
letter he was not able to read to the
group due to their decision to limit
comments to one minute during
their January 25 meeting.
Kissick estimates he has spent more than 11 hours
reviewing documents pertaining to the bridge. Those re-
ports, both titled "Final Preliminary Engineering Report"
- one more final than another, as the reports are dated
Nov. 1989 and Dec. 1992, respectively.
Kissick has 16 points of "inconsistencies"
within the documents. As he told MPO members
January 25, "if I or any of my staff had ever produced
a report like this, we would and should have been
court marshaled."
To summarize the inconsistencies, Kissick said:
"Neither of the documents supporting this
project can escape the definition of 'extremely
flawed' for both content and intent. Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation official efforts to involve pub-
lic support or input can largely be described as dis-
graceful, arrogant and defiant. It is my conclusion,
having no specific agenda, that this project cannot be
openly justified under the existing rationale, regard-
less of Mainland exploitation hopes."
The inconsistencies Kissick has discovered in-
clude, in short:
1. The basic document repeatedly conflicts with
itself on some major points. The clearance at center


for the new bridge is listed as 17.5 feet twice in one
report, and twice as 21 feet. Sometimes is says the
bridge will be one two-lane replacement structure, and
in other parts describes twin, parallel structures. The
date of initial construction also varies two years in the
two reports.
2. A deficiency in the design of any drawbridge




f the documents supporting this projei
definition of 'extremely flawed'for b(
. Florida Department of Transportatio
involve public support or input can lard
as disgraceful, arrogant and defiant. I
i, having no specific agenda, that this
openly justified under the existing rati
of Mainland exploitation hopes."



causes traffic delays, according to the report, yet the
delays at Cortez Bridge are mostly the result of the
traffic signal at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive, not the
draw being open, according to Kissick's research.
3. Auto safety factors cite rear-end accidents at
Kingfish Boat Ramp, hundreds of feet beyond the bridge,
have nothing to do with bridge safety. Even so, the acci-
dent rating of the existing bridge is rated "low".
4. Various water depths under the bridge are
throughout the documents. The varying depths are
used to justify a need to clear higher masted vessels.
5. Span openings seem to be contradictory be-
tween bridge tender logs versus the bridge reports.
The Dec. 1992 report says the bridge opens 9,000
times a year, 36 times a day, on average. Bridge tender
logs indicate "in season" openings are 10-12 per day,
"out of season" 8-10 daily.
6. Reports cite the lack of a safety land as largely
responsible for the appraisal of the existing bridge as
"structurally sound, but functionally obsolete". The
current Manatee Avenue Bridge is 6 1/2 feet narrower
than the new bridge.
7. The 1989 report states hurricane evacuations
are jeopardized by draws opening to accommodate
masted vessels seeking safe moorings. All barrier is-


land spans, upon approach of a hurricane, are locked
shut at 45-knot winds. Bridges also have back-up gen-
erators and emergency radio capabilities. There is also
a problem with high spanned bridges with wind shear.
8. In the past 15 years, traffic and development
has been drastically impeded east of SR 789 due to 3.2
miles of roadway with only 700 feet of passing space.
According to the FDOT officials,
"traffic flow will be unim-
proved."
9. The plan calls for a bike
ct can path on the causeway but none on
oth content the bridge itself, perhaps because it
is doubtful one could pedal over it.
on official 10. The report lists draw-
gely be bridge cost analysis as $150,000
per year upkeep, and $500,000 -
t is my $750,000 every 20 years for
rojec overhauls. These figures are criti-
pr ct cally debatable since neither the
ionale, Cortez nor the Manatee Avenue
bridges have been overhauled in
their 36-year history.
11. U.S. Coast Guard offi-
cials in Washington have written
that the higher bridge is not man-
dated, but that the high bridge is advised and cannot
by regulated. Non-pleasure craft tugs, barges and the
like amount for 1.6 percent of openings on the
bridges, according to FDOT figures. FDOT statistics
conclude that 60 percent of all masted vessels and 100
percent of power vessels could pass under a 45-foot
clearance, a 75-80 percent reduction in openings.
12. Costs are a question in the new bridge con-
struction, as it appears there will not be any federal
money available for the bridge-
13. FDOT District Secretary David May has said
the Manatee Avenue Bridge is a regional structure.
Yet SR 64 is described as a "two land urban minor
arterial roadway". The department also says 15,400
vehicles use the roadway daily. The figures appear
possible but only between Christmas and Easter.
14. The Dec. 1992 report states "delays to traffic
caused by bridge openings definitely contribute to the
rear-end accident statistics", but no figures are included.
15. The 1992 report states the existing span is "in
good condition", that superstructure, sub-structures and
deck are all fair, and that channel protection is good.
16. Why has the FDOT sent a periodic letter to
citizens concerning the proposed Ringling Causeway
Bridge in Sarasota, yet offered no such courtesy here.


Fenced in
Residents ofBradenton Beach
have a new chain-link fence to
view. The four-foot fence is
across the street from the Gulf
Drive Cafe, and is rumored to
soon be extended into the Gulf
side of the roadway. Parking for
patrons of the popular
restaurant may soon be at a
premium.


Award-winning cartoonist Jack Egan joins paper


Jack Egan's satirical, Island-oriented cartoons
will be featured on the editorial pages of the Islander
Bystander beginning with this issue.
Egan's cartoons have won numerous state
awards during the past two decades. His work, often
depicting the oil-drenched bird Slick, touts the needs
of environmental awareness and spoofs the antics of
Island leaders and residents.


Slick, Egan's central character, appeared first in
the Islander newspaper in the early 1970s. The black
bird was created in protest of Belcher Oil Company's
proposal to create an oil transfer site off Anna Maria
Island.
"Jack is one of the Island's central characters,
and it is a great pleasure to have him join the Islander
Bystander," Publisher Bonner Presswood said.


"His keen insight into the human spirit, particu-
larly the Island spirit, is both whimsical and biting,"
Presswood continued.
"I am sure readers who enjoyed Jack in the past will
look forward to seeing his cartoons in the paper again, as
will new residents of the Island," Presswood said.
Egan will appear in the Islander Bystander every
Thursday.






[]M THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 4, 1993 0 PAGE 3


TINGLEY .,LIBRARY
EdLuctecdDesign


Bradenton Beach
celebrates Tingley
I- Library ground breaking
The library is being built by funds donated to the City
for this purpose by the late Beulah Hooks Hannah
Tingley. At the ceremony, representing the Tingley
family and surrounded by over 50 well-wishers, was
Tingley's niece Anna Freidt of Bradenton Beach with
her husband Jeep. At left are members of the City's
Library Board who helped to make the Tingley a
reality. Starting left hasre Eleanor Ricker, Bette Kissick,
Dahlia Barreda, Virginia Searting, Jesse Toney and
John Sandberg. Not pictured are Library Board
members Hazel Hastings and Marge Fritz





at-a-glance
Anna Maria City*
Wed., 2/3:7:30 p.m. Advisory Committee
Meeting
ter eight years ofwork,ed Tues.: 2/9: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day
brary Board President *Due to the election, the Commission 2/9 work
hn Sandberg and session has been moved to 2/16
radenton Beach City Bradenton Beach

aHolmes Beach
otos:uncilman Jacoy Courtney Tues., 2/2:7 p.m. Community Redevelopment
e Anna gold shovel to break Agency
undfor the long-awaited Thurs., 2/8 4: 7 p.m. Regular Meeting
ngley Library, pictured at Mon., 2/8: 7 p.m. City work session on Sanitation
Holmes Beach
hotos: Joy Courtney Thurs., 2/4: 9 a.m. Workshop
Anna Maria Fire District
Mon., 2/8: 7 p.m. Regular Meeting, Station #1,
Holmes Beach
All meetings held at respective city halls
except where noted.




SYes!




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McChesney, McKay

for Anna Maria
Tom Turner took a major pummeling at the Anna
Maria City Commission candidate's forum, sponsored by
this newspaper and the city, last week. It was an opportu-
nity for residents to query their prospective commission-
ers, but some took it as a chance to draw out Turner's pro-
65-foot fixed span bridge stance. They wouldn't let up.
And if the 50 or so voters who came are any indica-
tion of the wishes of the majority, Turner has a hard road
to follow in getting elected. When Melody and Leon
Kramer pressed Turner for explanations on his pro-bridge
stance, Turner said he would stand by his decision until it
was defeated by a referendum a referendum that would
have to include the entire County. Turner would represent
only the city, however, and for the majority who voted in
the straw poll last November, he refuses to change.
George McKay, the only incumbent in the three-
way race for two seats, was polished and decisive in his
answers. Although he is the lone representative for the
Island on the Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO), which recently voted to proceed with the 65-foot
bridge, McKay pledged to keep trying, along with the
majority of the audience, to defeat the project. He didn't
come right out and say what he thought the alternative
was which is the gripe of at least one member of the
MPO, Sarasota Mayor Jack Gurney but at least McKay
recognizes the detrimental effect on the character of the
island of the Megaa bridge."
Although McKay didn't have a lot to offer in the
way of accomplishments for the past six years, he cer-
tainly hasn't done a bad job representing the residents on
the commission. He deserves another term.
Dorothy McChesney, whose campaign emphasizes
her theatrical background with a slogan from the play
"Our Town" which she directed for the Island Players,
was thoughtful in her answers.
McChesney emphasized the need for better com-
munication on the part of the commissioners to the resi-
dents a sound proposal. She wants better signage
throughout the city. That too is a good idea. And ideas
were not forthcoming from the other candidates.
McChesney wants to pursue the opposition to the
65-foot fixed span bridge all the way to the top, "to Presi-
dent Clinton if necessary," and we're with her on that.
The Florida Legislature is in session, as of last Tuesday,
and McChesney and other Save Anna Maria members
should be making travel plans to Tallahassee.
We recommend Anna Maria voters cast their bal-
lots for George McKay and Dorothy McChesney Feb. 9.





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Oops and thanks
In my days of reporting for the Islander, I was
always careful with spelling, especially when it came
to names.
Time must have taken its toll. In my recent story
of the bus tour from Tampa visiting the Island Mu-
seum, I misspelled the name of Sis Magee, my good
friend and helper. Please accept my apology, Sis.
Thanks for the great coverage of the historical
society's events, as well as other interesting news on
our Island. Everyone thinks The Islander Bystander is
just what we've been needing reporters who care
about the Island.
Carolyne Norwood
Anna Maria City

Another argument

for a stop sign
I am a 4th grade student at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary and I live in the 8100 block of Gulf Drive. On
Thursday, me and my mom had a death in our family.
My cat, Bart, was ran over by a car. I loved him next
to my mom and dad, he was the best kitty!
Even though I'm a kid and I can't vote, I do hear
what's going on. I think that if stop signs had been put
up here, maybe Bart would not have died and I would
still be taking my kitty to bed to cuddle at night.
Maybe, if speeding was slowed down to 25 at
maybe 75th St. on Palm Drive, this accident would not
have happened, and me and my mom would not be so
sad.
I know lots of people have lost their pets and
they know what I am feeling, but my house is by a
really busy place with lots of kids around here.
Is the Holmes Beach City Council going to wait
until a kid is killed before they do something about
this dangerous intersection?
Beatrice Pohl-Willmott
Holmes Beach, Age 9

We want your letters
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short and to the point. Mail them to us at 5400A Ma-
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Tee-time,

anyone?
Islanders should be proud of their newest bayfront
park, although at first glance it does appear awesome.
Face it, a more-than-two-story-high mound of sod-
covered dirt isn't what you'd expect from a project to re-
store native habitats.
But give the project a chance to reach completion
before you're too critical of what some have dubbed
"Mount Alderson." ,
Brainchild of the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program, Manatee County, and a host of other federal and
state agencies, Leffis Key is a 30-some acre former island
across Gulf Drive from Coquina Beach. The island was
filled and dredged in the 1950s or '60s, dramatically alter-
ing its original native plant and animal life.
The dredging also linked the island to Bradenton
Beach, further altering water flows around what some
called Coffee Key.
So when Sarasota Bay Program officials first
viewed the island, they found large stands of Brazilian
pepper, Australian pine and other exotic plants slowly
pushing out the native plants. The center of the Key was
a dump site with old yard clippings and trash. The shore-
line was a mass of beer cans, plastic and debris.
The $224,000 project did a lot of land clearing and
construction. The former island was again turned into an
island through dredging. Exotic trees were bulldozed and
removed. Boardwalks and three viewing stands were built
along Anna Maria Sound. Marsh grass was planted to
hold the soil in place. Conservation Consultants, Inc., a
local environmental consulting company, donated 2,000
mangroves to be planted at the Key.
And Mount Alderson, named after Sarasota Bay
Program Director Mark Alderson, was formed.
Critics liken the huge grassy mound to some sort of
country club golf course.
But those critics haven't taken a walk up the slope.
The view of the village of Cortez is spectacular.
And with that elevation, don't be surprised to see a
few golfers teeing-off from the top slope. It may only be
the first tee in what seems doomed to be a water trap on a
very long fairway?







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Featured artist at Art Gallery Photo: Joy Courtney
Art Ballman ofHolmes Beach, a retired architect, is exhibiting his oils of Florida landscapes this month
during the Artist's Guild's Featured Artists Exhibit. Not pictured, but part of the exhibit, are acrylic paintings
by Gary Center of Tampa. The public is invited to view the Exhibit at the Artist's Guild of Anna Maria Island,
5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach in the Island Shopping Center.


Trained by the Internal Revenue Service Photo:Joy ourtney
Islanders Grace Cooper and Dolores Harrell ofHolmes Beach and Al Bristor and Chub Burns both ofAnna Maria
City are ready, as members of the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, to help
Islanders of all ages prepare their '93 tax returns. They can even help those who don't have to file.


Bite taken out


of tax time use VITA


By Joy Courtney
Editor
The purpose of the Volunteer Income Tax Assis-
tance (VITA) program sponsored by the Internal Rev-
enue Service (IRS) is to provide free and accurate tax
preparation assistance to people of all ages and in-
come levels who file taxes using 1040EZ, 1040A and
1040 forms.
The members of VITA are directly trained by the
IRS. They not only offer the free preparation service,
but will review taxpayer prepared forms for quality as
well as accuracy.
And how is this for an interesting twist: this year
the IRS, through VITA, is campaigning to stop citi-
zens from filing who do not owe any taxes. According
to IRS statistics, it could save 15 million dollars a year
nationwide in processing costs if this campaign is suc-
cessful. To help taxpayers who no longer need to file
break the form-filing habit, the VITA volunteers can
provide a non-taxpaying advisement form allowing
the taxpayer to notify the IRS of their non-paying sta-


tus. And, if a taxpayer has any doubt if he or she need
to file or not, VITA can advise each one.
"The IRS wants to help every individual file his
or her tax returns as easily as possible as well as to
have -all forms filled out properly. Also, the IRS
stresses accuracy and neatness because it saves them
time and money as well as the taxpayers time and
money," said VITA volunteer Grace Cooper. "
To get started, VITA suggests taxpayers bring in
their previous year's return with all records for this year.
This absolutely free service ( "One lady broke the rule last
year. She gave me a hug," smiled VITA volunteer Al
Bristor. ) will be available at two Island locations during
tax time.
Every Monday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4
p.m from February 2 to April 14, VITA volunteers will be
at Anna Maria City Hall. They will also be at the Island
Branch Library every Friday starting February 5 to April
9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Take the bite out of tax time free, IRS help is
here for the asking.


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Islander Bystander Anna Maria candidate


forum draws crowd, controversy


By Joy Courtney
Editor
The Island-wide debate over the unstoppable 65-
foot Anna Maria Island bridge on Manatee Avenue sepa-
rated Anna Maria Commission candidate Tom Turner
from his counterparts during the Anna Maria Candidates'
Night sponsored by The Islander Bystander. Turner's
well-known and long-held pro-bridge stance was continu-
ally challenged by questions from the packed City Hall
audience during the event mediated by Bonner
Presswood, publisher of The Islander Bystander.
Turner made no apologies for his position, drawing
boos and applause from the audience. He stated the 65'
foot-high, fixed-span Manatee Avenue bridge scheduled
for construction in 1994 by the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) was necessary for medical emer-
gency and evacuation safety. Turner emphasized it a dead
campaign issue, because, according to the Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO) and FDOT, the final deci-
sion has been made and the bridge is going to be built.
Turner's pro-bridge position was in direct opposi-
tion to that held by Commission candidates Dorothy
McChesney and incumbent George McKay. McChesney,
whose platform is weighted heavily against the new
bridge, stated opportunities to stop construction still ex-
isted through state and federal levels of government.
McKay agreed it was not a dead issue and pledged to
continue to look into avenues "to bring some sense" to the
situation.
Presswood further questioned the panel if a City
referendum against the bridge should be done. Turner
stated he would support a referendum if it was fair, but
explained the Manatee Avenue Bridge was not "just our
bridge." "It should be a County-wide referendum because
the residents of Anna Maria Island make up only 1/20th
of the total population of Manatee County," he added.
McChesney said she did not think a referendum
would help at this time, and believed the only way to stop
the bridge was to protest to a higher political authority.
She:encouraged, "Write the President!"
McKay's answer reminded the audience all Island-
ers have to live with othbe members of the county, and
because of this, Island politics had to be part of the politi-
cal county and state mechanism. He believed a productive
co-existance could be accomplished without destroying
the character of Anna Maria City.
"We are a charter city. We have our destiny in our
hands and we can keep Anna Maria City the same with or
without a new bridge. People will come, but as long as we
maintain our charter and ordinances, we will have a very
small change no matter what happens with the bridge,"
countered Turner.
As more boos and applause leaped from the audi-
ence, McChesney emphatically disagreed to Turner's
opinion.
McKay agreed on certain points. He responded,
"Yes, we have control over our destiny, but only through
zoning. Other than that we have no control. It (decisions
such as the bridge) all come from the east, so we need to
preserve our Island through education and cooperation
within the mechanism (county and state)."
Presswood's next question read, "If a resident has to
get an emergency to the hospital, what is he to do if the
bridge is up?" "Call 911," responded McChesney. "They
will radio the bridge and make sure the bridge is down."
Turner agreed with the 911 procedure but cautioned there
was always a chance of the drawbridge malfunctioning.
McKay said he hoped it would never happen, but if it did,
felt the Island had the proper emergency medical service
to take care of a detained patient.
Returning to more specific City issues, Presswood
asked all three candidates if Frank Tyndall, superinten-
dent of public works, should be fired over granting a resi-
dent permission to install a bay front walk within a week
of a special Commission meeting denying the request "It
is very unfortunate that the homeowner did what was
vetoed, but, yes, the gentleman (referring to Tyndall) was
out of line," answered McChesney.
McKay said, "If this is what occurred, a reprimand
is necessary before termination. (What action is taken) is
up to the Mayor." Turner agreed Tyndall was wrong in
the matter, but, "because I sit on the outside, would
make no comment about any action that should or should
not be taken.


All the candidates pledged to
maintain the unique character
ofAnna Maria City during the
Candidates' Night co-
sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce
and the Islander Bystander.
Publisher Bonner Presswood
posed the questions during the
lively discussion. The Holmes
Beach City Council
candidates forum is Feb. 24.


A series of questions from Presswood allowed
McKay to say he believed it was important for the three
Island cities to investigate and co-operate, not consolidate,
in common and redundant areas of fiscal responsibility
such as police protection and stretched his concept to
possibly include public works and administrative func-
tions all in an effort to reduce costs for the City.
Both McKay and Turner emphasized the impor-
tance and feasibility of the City Commission looking for
and procuring grant money from the state and federal
government to supplement the City budget All three can-
didates wanted to retain the 25 m.p.h. speed on the Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue.
McChesney was asked a question only she could
answer, "If elected, you will be the only woman on the
Commission. How will it affect you and the job?"
"Women are one half of the population of Anna Maria
City. The City needs a woman's voice on the Commis-
sion. We (women) should be represented," answered
McChesney.
The next question was, "What is your biggest com-
plaint about Anna Maria City and how do you plan to
solve it?" McKay did not have a complaint He turned the


As Mayor of Anna Maria City I believe the resi-
dents need to consider the issues facing the City.
The bridge issue is important but there are other
significant issues voting residents need to consider
when electing a Commissioner. How much time the
Commissioner or candidate can devote to City busi-
ness is one of them. A Commissioner does not have a
daily work schedule. We need Commissioners who
will be able to put in the time as needed. Each Com-
missioner takes on certain responsibilities for certain
issues. How qualified and prepared with the necessary
time to carry out the duties are important to the func-
tion of the Commission.
A specific issue that concerns the City deals with
our Comprehensive Plan and the implementation of
the plan. This is one of the major tasks that face the
Commission and faces the residents of Anna Maria.
This means many meetings. The Commissioner must
become knowledgeable about private property rights
and ordinances. Any of the residents who have been
following the issue over the past two years, realize a
vast amount of time has been devoted to land develop-
ment regulation. This is a major issue because the
citizens are the ones who have set the policy. A Com-
missioner has to make recommendations based upon
the policy of the people and know enough about the
subject matter to make policy decisions.
Another issue facing the Commission is millage
and other areas of fiscal responsibility. I don't believe
the residents of Anna Maria City will support efforts
to increase millage rates or, based on past history such
as purchasing Bean Point, create debt for the City
through bonds and other means. So a Commissioner
has to be knowledgeable in the areas in which rev-
enues can be increased without creating burdensome
debt. I believe this is a key issue.
Another issue is the willingness of the Commis-
sioner to attend other meetings besides City meetings.
A Commissioner needs to stay in contact with the
activities at the County level and this would mean at-


Tom
Turner


question around to explain his desire for the Commission
to try and understand one another, and to put personal
desires aside in order to press for the desires of the com-
munity. Turner was also without a complaint and said any
problems within the community could be solved with the
Commission and citizens working together. McChesney
stated her beef with the City was the poor communication
between the Council and its citizens and pledged to im-
prove it.
McKay relaxed when Presswood addressed a
citizen's question asking the candidates how many Com-
mission meetings each had attended in the past. The an-
swers ranged from all to most to none.
McKay's record of attendance was stated as excel-
lent during his previous six years in office. Over the eight
years Turner has been a resident, he said, he had attended
at least 90 percent of the meetings. McChesney stated her
job kept her from attending meetings, but, if elected,
would be a full-time Commissioner.
All the candidates pledged to maintain the unique
character of Anna Maria City during the Islander's Can-
didates' Night co-sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.


tending County Commission and Manatee Chamber of
Commerce meetings.
A commissioner must have the willingness to get
involved in seeking grants for the City. A Commis-
sioner must be able to outreach to different state agen-
cies to obtain grant money to help with drainage prob-
lems, coastal management, and find ways to fund ex-
pansion of parks.
The role of a City Commission is not to attend
two meetings a month, and neither do I believe the
citizens want to limit its Commissioners to single is-
sues. The City of Anna Maria has a high commitment
for a quality of life that is essentially residential and,
at the same time, has a desire to support and develop
the economy of the City. These two positions have to
be balanced and any Commissioner coming in should
have a commitment to accomplish these objectives.
This means a Commissioner must be familiar with
zoning laws and be able to put in the time and energy
it takes to understand zoning issues.
Certainly, there are other Island issues that must be
and have been attended to. One Island issue is waste dis-
posal, because it is becoming more expensive for the
three Island cities. There must be a way for the three cit-
ies to approach the problem in an efficient manner. The
cooperative purchase of major capital expenditures is also
important. Each one of the three Island cities has to find
a way to cooperate because it could save considerable
money for the taxpayers. Also, the possibility exists of a
more effective hurricane disaster plan if the three cities
work together.
I think the voters need to decide whether they
want a Commissioner that is broad based, possesses
commitment and integrity to their duties and to the
responsibilities of government. I don't believe it is the
best for the City to have a single issue Commissioner.
Certainly the skills of communication are important,
the skills of research are important, but, to many, it is
the commitment to the residents and to the City gov-
ernment in terms of time and energy.


Dorothy George
McChesney McKay


... and Anna Maria mayor

offers thoughts about election

Editor's Note: The following is a verbatim transcript from an interview with Mayor Ray Simches of Anna Maria.








Seay brothers assigned

Anna Maria City Pier Lease


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Ben and Phil Seay, operators of
the new Anchorage Restaurant &
Lounge, formerly Fast Eddie's restau-
rant at 101 Bay Blvd. S., Anna Maria
City, have been assigned the Anna
Maria City Pier lease formerly issued to
West Florida Seafood, Inc., the parent
company of Fast Eddie's operated by
Ed Porter.
West Florida Seafood, Inc., closed
Fast Eddie's along with its Anna Maria
City Pier restaurant last December due
to foreclosure by its equipment
leinholder, First Union Bank of Florida.
Since that time, the Seay brothers, as
the main restaurant's land and building
owners, decided to operate the facility
as a restaurant and in conjunction were
interested in running the pier.
The duration of the pier lease,
signed by Ed Porter, West Florida Sea-
food, Inc., was for 12 years commenc-
ing October 1, 1987. As the lease-
holder, Porter was to have possession
of the pier, buildings and improve-
ments, the entry to the pier and the
parking facilities for the purpose of op-
erating a public pier, restaurant, and
bait and tackle facility service to ac-
commodate the public. When Porter's
operation went belly up, concern and
confusion ran rampant about the future
of the historical pier and its amenities.
The reason the pier lease did not
go out for bid is two-fold. First, West
Florida Seafood, Inc. has not defaulted
- all rent, and insurance payments are
current, plus outright abandonment of
the property had not been established.
Second, the lease signed in 1987, para-
graph 35, allows assignemnt of the
lease by the holder to another party as


long as prior consent and approval is
given by the City.
West Florida Seafood, Inc., for-
mally exercised its right under para-
graph 35 and requested assignment to
the Seay brothers. The Anna Maria City
Commission did not have to approve
the assignment, if there were legal rea-
sons not to do so. Curtis Hamlin, attor-
ney for the Seay brothers, and Dan
Yetter, attorney representing West
Florida Seafood, Inc., have worked, ac-
cording to public records, since the as-
signment request with the Commission
and City Attorney Robert Hendrickson.
They provided all information neces-
sary to meet the assignment criteria. In
essence, the Seay brothers have proved
their financial stability as well as hav-
ing a proven track record through their
other six businesses in Georgia that
they run efficient and reputable busi-
nesses.
"We want to open, operate, put
people back to work and get along with
our neighbors," said Ben Seay. "I think
people will like what they see."
Seay stated he wanted to open the
restaurant on the pier as soon as pos-
sible, but "just give us a little time
'cause we have our wagon loaded right
now (referring to opening the main res-
taurant)."
Prior to the vote, Commissioner
Doug Wolfe stated the key words in the
motion to assign the lease to the Seay
brothers were "(if it was) detrimental to
the City." "The original lease," said
Wolfe, "did leave the City with some
problems; however, none of those is-
sues are detrimental to the City. I vote
to assign (to the Seay brothers)."
The Commission agreed unani-
mously.


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Manatee County work crews were hard at it earlier this week at the parking lot
of Cortez Beach, grading out the potholes. The beach and the deteriorating
condition of its parking lot have been the recent focus of the Bradenton Beach
City Council's wrath as the group has repeatedly blasted the Manatee County
Commission for lack of attention to the popular beach. County officials have
countered the city's attack with a proposal to impose beach parking fees, or
user fees, at Coquina, Cortez and the Manatee Public beaches. The proposal is
expected to come before the county commission for a decision this spring. Only
the city of Bradenton Beach on the Island has voiced approval of the plan.

Pelican Man to speak to Hi-12
Dale Shields, the "Pelican Man" will show a video and speak about his work,
rehabilitating injured pelicans, at the regular meeting of the Hi-12 Club on Thurs-
day, February 4.
Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. with the luncheon following at noon. All
Master Masons and their guests are invited. Reservations for Ladies' Day must be
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Single mother support
group begins
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
announced the establishment of a Single Mothers Sup-
port Group to promote the fellowship of single moms
area-wide and to provide an outlet for shared concerns
in a casual, friendly atmosphere.
Underwritten by the Women's Resource Center
of Manatee County, the ongoing support group will
meet from 7 to 8 p.m., Mondays beginning February 8
at the Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
Two trained facilitators will help direct the group
toward honest, supportive discussion and activity.
Free child care will be available and pizza and bever-
age will be provided.
All single mothers are invited to share their
ideas, experience, and hopes with other women raising
their families alone.
For more information, call the Center at 778-
1908.


Woman's Club yard sale
this weekend
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island is
sponsoring a yard sale on Saturday, February 13, at
the home of Anna Steup, 458 63rd. St., Holmes
Beach.
A large assortment of bric-a-brac, appliances,
books, clothing, and etc., will be available. Sale hours
are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds support education, the
Island Library, and the disabled.

Island Garden Club sale
this weekend
The Island Garden Club white elephant, plant,
baked goods and clothing sale will be held Saturday,
February 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
Proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, the Island Garden Club Scholar-
ship Fund and Anna Maria Elementary School.

Fish Fry in Cortez
The Cortez Volunteer Fire Department will hold
a Fish Fry on Friday, February 12, from 4 p.m. to 7
p.m. at the Cortez Village Fire Station, 4517 123rd St.,
Ct. W., in Cortez Village. The price is $4 for adults,
$2 for children under 12.
For information call 778-6621.

Tickets on sale for
Valentine Card Party
The Ladies of St. Bernard Guild will be present-
ing their annual Valentine Card Party on Tuesday,
February 26.
Scrumptious desserts will be served at 12:30
p.m. in the Welsmiller Activity Center at St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
Tickets cost $3 and are available through Mabel
Peltier, 778-5432; Helen Intile, 778-7370, or the
Church office at 778-4769.
Bring you own cards and games.


Kiwanis Dance to
feature Big Band Sound
A St. Valentine's Dance will be held at the Anna
Maria Community Center from 8 to 11 p.m. on Thurs-
day, February 11, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. The 18-piece Big Band "Senior Sounds"
will provide music from the 1940's era.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island, the dance will be a BYOB affair with set-ups
and snacks available for purchase.
This will be a no smoking affair. Donations are
$10 per person with proceeds going to the Anna Maria
Island Elementary School.
Tickets are available at the Community Center,
Holmes Beach Hardware and any Kiwanis member.


AAUW plans tribute to
local women in sports
The Manatee County Branch of the American
Association of University Women (AAUW) will be
highlighting local girls and women in sports during
National Women's History Month in March.
The group is seeking the names of local girls and
women who have been or are outstanding in any area
of sports. The branch members who are in charge of
this project include Nancy Carson, Dr. Merrie Lynn
Parker, Dr. Lois Gerber, and Marge Kinnan.
Anyone wishing to submit names and informa-
tion about the nominees is invited to call 778-2567 as
soon as possible. The branch will feature the individu-
als during Women's History Month.


Artists invited to
Studio Tour Feb. 6-7
The Anna Maria Island Art League and the Is-
land Gallery West invite its members and friends to
attend the Art League of Manatee County Artist's Stu-
dio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7,
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and avail-
able at the League and Gallery West.
In conjunction with this event, an auction of fine
art and antiques will be held at the Art League on Sat-
urday, February 6, Tickets cost $3.50.
Detailed information about the tour and auction
are available at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5348 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach.


Tax workshop at
Central Library
The Central Library, located at 1301 Barcarrota
Blvd., in Bradenton will hold a free workshop entitled,
"How to Save Money on Income Taxes" on Thursday,
February 4 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. The program
is free and no registration is required.


Pastel display to be
featured at Library
Holmes Beach resident Marcia Bouton will have
a hanging display of pastel paintings at the Island
Branch Library during the month of February.
Bouton usually paints from life and her favorite
medium is soft pastels. Subjects range from florals to
still lifes.
The artist received a BS in art from Skidmore
College, New York, and she has studied with Daniel
Green and Albert Handel.
She is a charter member of the Pastel society of
America and also belongs to the Pastel Society of
Canada and the Art League of Manatee County.
Bouton has won the Adriana Zahn Award and the
Award of Exceptional Merit given by the Degas Pas-
tel Society of New Orleans.
Her work is part of private collections through
the Eastern United States. Bouton's studio is located
at 3805 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach.

Library exhibits League
poster entries
The Island Branch Library will sponsor a special
display in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room during the
month of February. The Anna Maria Island Art
League will exhibit all artworks submitted for the
1993 Poster Contest in the branch.
The contest, titled "Island Pride," attracted en-
tries that reflect may aspects of the Island from under-
water views to landscapes. Many local artists contrib-
uted entries, and the artwork selected by the judges for
the 1993 Poster will be indicated on the poster.


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Bunnell Humanitarian
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Pierrette Kelly (center) accepts congratulations from
Helen Hale (left) and Mercedes Thornburg (right) for
being chosen as the 1993 recipient of All Island
Denominations' Bunnell Humanitarian Award for
extraordinary service to the Anna Maria Island
community. Kelly became the administrator of the
Community Center in December 1989, and has guided
its staff and board of directors toward an ever-
increasing schedule ofprograms, fund-raisers, and
special events for all ages and elements of the
community. The award was presented to a surprised
Mrs. Kelly on Sunday, January 24, at the All Island
Ecumenical Sunday Service at Roser Memorial
Community Church. Jeanette Cashman, the 1992
Bunnell Award recipient and one of the most active
members of the Community Center's board of
directors, fought tears as she handed down the coveted
service plaque.

Visiting poet offers thoughts ...

A brisk breeze
Helping the palms to wave,
"Good Morning."
A happy sun
Showering hints
Of a warmer day to come.
The lure of the beach
and the Sandbar.
The promise of clam chowder.
Afternoon rest
Soft talk with friends
A swim.
A walk to the Pier
Food and drink
A hike back.
Around the pool
More talk with guests
Crisp air.
A brisk breeze now
Helping the palms to wave,
"Good Night."
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Valentines Dinner for two at the
Dancing Bear Pub
One night's stay at the Stouffer Vlnoy Resort,
St. Petersburg, Florida

OPEN DAILY 10 to 7 SATURDAY 10 to 4
Manatee West Shopping Center
7471 Manatee Ave. W.* Bradenton 792-6695


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ISLAND PACKAGE LIQUORS
FINE WINE SPIRITS BEER ICE
PREMIUM CALIFORNIA AND IMPORTED WINES
Free Delivery Full Service Low Prices
5904 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
778-2507


ANNOUNCING NEW OWNERS ...

// Captain Eric's Seafood is now '. -\


ISLAND SEAFOOD I

Stop in to see us for
the freshest fish available!

Open 10 to 6, Monday thru Saturday, Sunday 11 to 4
5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-0333
Dave & Rose Little, Proprietors


Reductions to 75% Off
On selected Fall and Winter Fashions

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Only
February 4, 5 and 6th


Palma Sola
Square
Manatee Ave.
at 55th St.


M. KESTEN
APPAREL FOR MEN
Vs ----


Monday thru
Saturday
9:30 to 5:30


Bob Willis, Bradenton Beach Post Master (Photo: Joy Courtney)

Islander at helm of

Bradenton Beach post office


By Joy Courtney
Editor
He may be new to the Bradenton
Beach Post Office, but he certainly isn't
new to the Island. Bob Willis, the new
Post Master of the Island's main post of-
fice, has come full circle in his postal ca-
reer to come "home" and take over the
reins of our Island postal service.
Willis' Island memories go back to
attending kindergarten at Anna Maria El-
ementary School until his family moved
back into Bradenton. Though tle Willis
family moved away, Bob remembers
summer upon summer of Island vacations
with his parents, Robert, now a retired
Bradenton circuit judge, and Dorothy.
"My father was born in Cortez and my
mother in Tampa, so we are really Florida
natives," said Willis.
When asked about his childhood
memories, he smiled as he related having
his hair cut at the IGA grocery store in
Anna Maria City founded in 1946. "I
think it was Ernie Cagnina's partner who
did the cutting, but I certainly remember
being lifted and set on a large crate in the
store to get my hair cut," laughed Willis.
From there he remembers long days of
mullet fishing in the Gulf with his dad,
using a boat they kept on the beach. And,
one memory that is as clear as a bell, is the
day he stepped on a stingray.


Willis graduated from Manatee
High School in 1963 and went on to
graduate from the University of South
Florida in Tampa, earning a degree in en-
gineering. He went to work for a consult-
ing firm in Washington, D.C. which had a
contract with the U. S. Postal Service to
develop a vocabulary for computers to
read and sort the mail. Skimming from the
firm's manpower, Willis was offered a
position with the Postal Service at its
headquarters in D.C. as an industrial engi-
neer. His 20 year career had wound
around to the position of Manager, Engi-
neering Technical Unit of the Tampa Post
Office where he was responsible for the
Service's computer and software systems.
This position brought Willis closer to
home allowing him to live on Anna Maria
Island with a commute to Tampa.
The restructuring of the U. S. Postal
Service brought Willis back to Island. He
was chosen to fill the shoes of former Post
Master Peggy Crawley who left the Ser-
vice when she was offered an early retire-
ment plan she simply could not refuse.
Said Willis about the best part of his
new job, "I am glad to be here. One of the
best parts of the job is seeing people I
went to school with and meeting the
people of Anna Maria Island." And, as
important as the mail is to the Island, we
can be glad an Island son is at at the helm.


Michael and Betty Finelli of Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach couple

to celebrate golden anniversary


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Finelli will
celebrate their Golden Wedding Anni-
versary on Sunday, February 7, by re-
newing their wedding vows at St. Ber-
nard Church in Holmes Beach.
A party will be held the same day
in their honor at the Holiday Inn, Long-
boat Key, hosted by their five children:
Brian of Sarasota; Glen of Haworth,
NJ; Neal of Bradenton, Beth Ix of
Wychoff, NJ, and Lori DiVite of


Dumont, NJ. The couple have two
granddaughters and five grandsons.
Mr. Finelli was the proprietor of
the Haworth Pharmacy in New Jersey
until his retirement in 1983.
The couple are active with the
Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club in
Bradenton during winter and spring
training.
An Island best wishes to Michael
and Betty!


"Two thumbs up!"



AMI WEST
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Come visit the clothing store
that everyone is talking about ...
"Superb Quality" J.S., Anna Maria, FL
"GREAT!!!" K.F., Tampa, FL
"Great Anna Maria sweatshirts" C.G., Gillespie, IL
"A lovely shop" D.R. Bradenton Beach, FL
"Great shopping" N.G., Anna Maria, FL
"Good personnel" G.S., Holmes Beach, FL
"Great clothes" B.E., Sidney, OH
"I appreciate your dedication to whole fibers
and fad resistance" C.T., Georgetown, MI
"Enjoyed it very much" J.S., Dover, FL
"Good selection" W.R., Tampa, FL
"Beautiful things" P.B., Winnipeg, MA
Alexis Shopping Plaza 9801 Gulf Drive Anna Maria
778-6877
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Anna Maria Island Chamber ----------

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various Snack Items, Soft Drinks,
* Open daily 7 am to 10 pm
RESTAURANT ...
r the sea. Florida Seafood and Steaks.
sday to Friday, 4 pm to 10 pm.
8 am to 10 pm. Closed Monday.
ns please call 778-1885.
tACKLE SHOP ...
7 am to midnight; open 24 hours for
sh bait and assistance to anglers.


Photos: Joy Courtney
Getting to know you, you and you
Neal & Neal, Realtors, on Manatee Avenue sponsored the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce January social. Over 50 members came and went enjoying.
hors d'oeuvres and camaraderie. Over the chatter of business exchanges, there were
many personal comments such as, "I've spoken to you over the phone so often, it's
nice to get a chance to finally meet you!" A few of the guests stopped chatting long
enough to have their photo taken. Pictured at top is Don and Karen Schroder from
Michael Saunders & Co., talking with Sandy Haas, Chamber director and the Anna
Maria Fire District's representative to the Chamber. Pictured at middle are Dr. Gy
Yatros, Island dentist; Bonner Presswood, publisher of The Islander Bystander, Chuck
and Dawn Haskins from the Inn Between; Rose Spinoza from Title Services; Woody
Mason, guest; Bob Willis, post master of the Bradenton Beach Post Office, and Joyce
Ware from the Coconuts. Pictured at bottom is Jack Elka, of Jack Elka Photography,
with Bette Ciaravella and Jerree Amodio both from Neal & Neal, Rentals.


Island Poet
There are things about our Island visitors will never know.
Our pace is never too fast nor do we think it's too slow.
And somehow the folks one meets along the way
Are never too busy to stop and pass the time of day.
Oh! we gripe in summer when it gets so hot
And at times complain in winter when it is not.
But don't ever try to tear us folks away
'Cause we love this place and that's why we stay.
BudAtteridge


Cafe


(Robar


EARLY BIRD DINNER
MON-SAT 4-6PM SUNDAY 11AM-6PM

Each Early Bird Dinner Entre6 is served
with your choice of Soup or Daily Salad or
Cottate Cheese or Applesauce or Cole Slaw
SEAFOOD "PARMESAN" ... 6.95
SHRIMP "NEWBURG" ... 7.95
ROASTED PORK LOIN ... 7.95
LIVER & ONIONS ... 6.95
HOT ROAST BEEF DINNER ... 7.95
PRIME RIB ... 8.95
BAKED CHICKEN & FRIES ... 6.95
RED SNAPPER ... 7.95
VEGETARIAN PLATTER ... 6.95
FISH & CHIPS ... 6.95
BEEF STROGANOFF ... 6.95
ALSO AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY ... BRUNCH FROM 9:30 TO 2
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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$9.95 $8.95 MARLIN TUNA
Looking For A Special Sunday Buffet Breakfast?
SUNDAY 8 AM TO 11:30 AM $4.95
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ARE BACK!


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[B THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER E FEBRUARY 4,


Island Police Reports
Bradenton Beach
Jan. 27 4:30 p.m. Cortez Beach
Burglary from auto
Camera bag and equipment stolen from van.

Jan. 27 6:45 p.m. Coquina Park
Violating county curfew, Resisting without violence
Defendant was in his car in the parking lot. He
was told to show identification and was informed that
he was in the park after closing hours. Defendant
tried to flee the scene. He was apprehended and taken
to the Manatee County sheriffs office.


Jan. 28 12:51 a.m.
West side of Cortez Bridge


State Road 684 at


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"SUNNY SIDE UP" CAFE
Great Food at Great Prices -Breakfast and Lunch
7 to 2 weekdays 7 to 1 weekends Closed Wednesday
S & S Plaza Holmes Beach 778-4140

Come and enjoy...
St. Bernard's Pancake Breakfast
Sunday February 7 8:30 am 12:30 pm
Homemade Pancakes, Sausage, O.J. & Coffee
Adults $2.50 Child $1.00
Plus ... a Homemade Bake Sale
248 S. Harbor Drive Holmes Beach


1993 0 PAGE 12
DUI
Defendant made a right turn crossing over the
double yellow line. Her car then came back across the
lane and bounced off the curb. Incoming traffic was
forced off the road. Officer activated emergency
equipment and defendant did not stop at once. When
defendant did stop, the officer had to assist her out of
the vehicle. After arriving at the Bradenton Beach
Police Department, defendant was unable to stand on
her own and had to be assisted out of unit so that a
field sobriety test could be administered. Officers
detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. Subject
was arrested and assisted into a B.B.P.D unit. While
being transported to the Manatee Sheriff s office, sub-
ject had to be rehandcuffed and was verbally violent.
Subject was taken to the county jail where she became


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violent and had to be restrained by M.S.O. personnel.
She was then placed in a cell.

Jan. 28 4:40 p.m. 2000 E. Bay Dr.
Possession of drug contraband with residue.

Holmes Beach
1/27 8:14 p.m. 2315 Ave. C
Violation of parole
Officer observed vehicle tag was without expira-


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tion decal. Dispatcher was notified.Officer was noti-
fied that there was an active warrant for the
defendant's arrest. Confirmation was obtained
through the Manatee Sheriffs Office. Defendant was
arrested and transported to the county jail.

1/28 5:32 p.m. 3000 Gulf
Drive Abandoned vehicle
Officer determined that vehicle had been stolen
from Longboat Key. The vehicle was towed and evi-
dence turned over to investigators.

1/29 4:37 p.m. Manatee
Public Beach Burglary from auto
Ladies purse, sports equipment, and cash were
taken from vehicle parked at public beach.


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1/30 10:36 a.m. 66th St.
Vehicles stuck on beach
Owner backed boat and trailer down to beach
area and both became stuck. A wrecker had to be sum-
moned.


9:22 a.m.


Key Royale


Dr. Burglary from boat
Sports equipment, depth finder, radio/stereo,
tools, and equipment were stolen from a boat located
on davits in rear of house.


1/31 10:29 a.m.
Drive Driving on suspended license
Defendant arrested.


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Relax on our Patio
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OPEN 6 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
Full Breakfast & Lunch Menu, Dinner Specials

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Including Sausage & Coffee $3.00 plus tax
Every FRI, SAT & SUNDAY Rain or Shine

PASTA NIGHT ... $ 74 .
All You Can Eat Thursdays 4 to 8 pm
Rigatoni Parmesan,
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All You Can Eat Friday Night 4 to 8 pm
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PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX
"Try dining with the sunset ... it's great!"
'4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784


IDER/BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 4, 1993 m PAGE 13
Anna Maria


1/29


12:00 Midnight Bortells


Battery
A man grabbed a woman while they were en-
gaged in a dispute. She fell and hit her head. She
signed official documents pressing charges.



When you shop and dine,
be sure to mention,
you saw their ad in
The Islander Bystander.




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Includes Soup, Salad, $ 95
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Lunch M-Sun 11:30 to 3 Dinner M-Sun 4 to 10
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CELEBRATING OUR
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Fresh Baked Muffins, Croissants,
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Serving Homemade Soups,
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SUNRISE SPECIAL ... $1.99
Mon-Fri 7-10am
2 Farm Fresh Eggs, Homefries or Grits,
Toast, Fruit Preserves & Coffee

Sunday 8 am 2pm
At the Whitney Beach
Shopping Center on
North Longboat Key
383-0689


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JIM THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 4, 1993 I PAGE 14


School aims for
21st century library
Jim Kronus, principal of Anna Maria Elementary
School, with Gene Aubry, architect, and Library
Committee members Brenda Katz and Janet Aubry,
display Gene's model of the yet-to-be funded
modernization of Anna Maria Elementary School
Library. The goal of the committee is to raise $8,000 by
the end of February. To enhance Gene's modem
design, Island artist Sydney McKenna has volunteered
to "bring the outdoors in" through the use of Florida
colors and artwork to create an enticing work
environment for students. Other Island volunteers,
including employees of the Sandbar Restaurant to the
Manatee County School system, will provide the labor.
Their contribution will range from providing the
muscle needed to empty and restack the library to
making the shelves. The library fund is for materials
and a contingency fund only. Anyone interested in
making a donation to "get this job done" can contact
Kronus at 778-1125.


Praiseworthy performance Penny collectors
For the week ending January 22, these are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Lisa Chennault and Maureen DiPaola, coordinators of Anna Maria
Elementary School. Kneeling are Stephanie Ross, Andy Mitchell and Lacy Tupin. Middle row are Elementary School's "Common Cents for Education" program
Sebastien Perez, Chase Parker, Alisha Thoden, Tori Arms, Aaron Lowman, Tyler Chennault and display the campaign's collection jars. The program puts loose
Rachel Bell. Back row are Anne Marie Whiteside, and Ronnie Baker. change to work for each and every student.

..Pennies can

buy books
Did you ever want to put your "two cents" in for education?
4Well, here is your chance.
Anna Maria Elementary School PTO fund-raiser "Common
Cents for Education" is searching for local businesses to display
," .... collection jars at their place of business. Some Island businesses,
... 'Hair Motions, Island Auto Body, Holmes Beach Post Office, Is-
land Arcade, Century 21 Holmes Beach, Island Pest Control, and
.. ': Cortez Rental Center have already joined the program and have
.m. iCL F 4 helped collect over $400 in loose change.
S- .. | C i*mr All the pennies are counted and wrapped by the students and
S/.-.-* -"i e "" "-- ....... used to supplement the number of text books and work books sup-
plied by the school system. Without this program, many books
'" f ^-, Rwould have to be shared.
t _. .Contact the school's office at 778-1125 to get your "Com-
l- n hamon Cents for Education" jar!


Poster winners
Everett Southwick, Tom Bucci, McKenzie Wilkins and Jessica Sweetnich are the Anna Maria
Historical Society Heritage Day Poster Contest Winners. The Society is sponsoring Heritage Day
on February 20 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. All second, third and fourth graders
were asked to create a poster to publicize the event: For their efforts, the winners received a ticket
for the Heritage Day lunch and historical programs. Tickets for the day's events are available at
the Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.


Photos by
Joy Courtney


A helping hand
Anna Maria Elementary School volunteer Joy Warren helps third
grade student Matthew Losek, who gave up his recess time to hone his
skills, with his mathematics. Individual tutoring by volunteers is one
of the reasons for the school's excellent scholastic standing.














































Consider becoming a draftsman
Bob Lopiccolo, a retired aeronautical engineer representing the Anna Maria Island
Kiwanis Club, spoke to Joyce Ellis'fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary
School. "To be an engineer you must be a draftsman," said Lopiccolo. "Drafting is a
way of telling somebody else how to do something or make something by means of a
drawing. The drawings are special pictures," Lopiccolo explained as he entered into
describing all the tools of the trade. Today drafting is done on computers, but
Lopiccolo emphasized the mostimportant tool will never change the eraser.


O :U A "


Grace V. Cochran
Grace V. Cochran, 93, of Holmes
Beach, died January 15 in Freedom Vil-
lage Nursing Center.
Born in Brantford, Ontario,
Canada, Mrs. Cochran came to Braden-
ton from Sheffield, PA, in 1978. She
was a homemaker. She was a member
of Palma Sola Presbyterian Church and
a volunteer at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospi-
tal as well as a member of the P&O
Sorority.
She is survived by her son, Dou-
glas Cochran of India, and three grand-
children.
There will be no visitation. Ser-
vices will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 3904

Margaret C. Reid
Margaret C. Reid, 82, of Braden-
ton Beach, died January 5, 1993, in La-
guna Beach, California.
Mrs. Reid was born in Nashville,
Tennessee, and moved to Anna Maria
Island from Chicago, Illinois, in 1952.
She was a homemaker, owned "Reid's
Resort" in Bradenton Beach and was a
member of Roser Memorial Church in
Anna Maria City.
She was the surviving spouse of
Roland "Jack" Reid and was survived
by two daughters, Jacqueline Noakes of
Arlington, Texas, and Rosemary Miller
of Dana Point, California; four sons,
Rev. Roland James Reid of Burlington,
Wisconsin, Charles M. Reid of
Grayslake, Illinois, Edward 0. Reid of
Bradenton, Florida, and Frederick W.


Reid, of Bradenton Beach. Mrs. Reid
also had twenty-five grandchildren and
twenty-five great-grandchildren.
A local service in Laguna Beach
will be held in May upon the return of
her son, Frederick, from service in the
Merchant Marine.
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests contribution to Roser Memorial
Church.


Owen F. Youngquist
Owen F. Youngquist, 87, of
Holmes Beach, died January 25.
Mr. Youngquist was born in Sil-
vas, Illinois, and moved to the area in
1965 from Elkhart, Indiana. He was a
retired farmer and a member of the Is-
land Baptist Church in Anna Maria City
where he served at a deacon.
Survivors include a daughter,
Rebekah of Bradenton; a son, Dr. Owen
F. Youngquist, Jr. of Cold Spring Har-
bor, Long Island, NY; a brother,
Everett Youngquist of Sonoma, CA;
eight grandchildren and 11 great-grand-
children.
Visitation took place at Griffith-
Cline-Island Chapel. A memorial ser-
vice was held last Thursday at the Is-
land Baptist Church. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Hope Rescue
Mission, 532 S. Michigan St., South
Bend, IN 46601, or Child Evangelist
Ministries of Elkhart Co., P. 0. Box
293, Elkhart, IN 46515. Griffith-Cline
Island Chapel was in charge of the ar-
rangements.


[IM THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 4, 1993 0 PAGE 15


Anna Maria School menu
Thursday, 2/4/93
Breakfast: Toast, Peanut Butter Cup or Cheese, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Breaded Beef Pattie, Seasoned Noodles, Green Beans, Roll,
Strawberry Fruit Cup
Friday, 2/5/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Tossed Salad, Sherbet
Monday, 2/8/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Breast on Bun, Lettuce & Tomato Salad,
Fruit Cup
Tuesday, 2/9/93
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks w/Syrup, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Junior Cuban Sandwich, Broccoli, Lettuce & Tomato Salad,
Cookie
Wednesday, 2/10/93
Breakfast: Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Italian Salad, Hot
Roll
All meals served with milk.


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Boneless Pork Roast ........................ LB. $3.99
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Amish Slab Bacon .............................. LB. 2.79
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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, or to Anna Maria City Hall. If your suggestion
is selected, you'll be the winner of an Islander/Bystandertee-shirt!
PARK NAME

Your Name

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Pirate season swings into the new
McKechnie Field, dubbed the game's
"newest field of dreams", with a March 5
game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Box seat season tickets weigh in at
$127.50 per seat. Reserved seat season
tickets are $120.00 per ticket.
There was a February 1 deadline for
ordering with tickets returned by mail.
Subsequent orders will be held at the box
office and may be picked up five days
prior to the date of the game and order-
ing is the operative word here.
The ticket window is not yet fin-
ished at McKechnie and loyal fans
have reported that a trip to Pirate City
is the only way to purchase tickets in
person. Fans can call for an order form
or more ticket information at 748-4610.
The form gives options for preferred
seat locations, but keep in mind that all
seats behind homeplate are box seats
(season only). There is a $2 postage
and handling fee. Reserve seats and
box seats are $8 and $8.50 per seat for
individual games.


And the
schedule is ...
The entire Spring Training home
season follows.


March 5
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 11
March 14
March 15
March 17
March 18
March 23
-March 26
March 27
March 29
March 30
April 1


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SAT
SUN
MON
THU
SUN
MON
WED
THU
TUE
FRI
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MON
TUE
THU


Baltomore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds
Texas Rangers
Piladelphia Phillies
Minnesota Twins
Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago White Sox
Florida Marlins
St. Louis Cardinals
Texas Rangers
Phil. Phillies
Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals
Chi. White Sox*


All home games start at 1:05 p.m.,
except on April Fool's Day, when the
game begins at 12:05. We hope the Pi-
rates aren't foolin' and noone misses
the first pitch.


Dream field
Baseball comes to Bradenton March 5, when the Pirates begin Spring training.






Look for sheepshead if you

plan to go fishing


By Mike Heistand
Dewey from the Rod & Reel
Pier reports lots of sheepshead, floun-
der and redfish were being caught this
week. Sheepshead and flounder were
caught using live shrimp, crabs and
sand fleas for bait and redfish have
found live shrimp alluring.
Margaret Mims from the Braden-
ton Beach Pier reports flounder and
grouper are being caught during the
daytime and whiting are being caught
at night using live shrimp & frozen
squid for bait.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait &
Tackle reported sheepshead being
caught on the oyster bars and a few
trout can be found on the windward
side of the Island using live shrimp for
bait. He also said white bait has moved
out to the deeper waters and redfish are
scattered on the flats.
Chris from Galati's Bait &
Tackle with Team Galati has still been
doing well with red grouper. Chris also
:reported are good amounts of trout
coming off of the deeper grass flats
with a few redfish being caught in the
Bayou.
Captain Joe Webb with "Old


Florida" says his clients have been doing
well with amberjack all the way up to 100
pounds, bonita and mangrove snapper up
to ten pounds and their were still catching
good amounts of red grouper.
Captain Mark Bardow reports
his clients are catching lots and lots of
sheepshead, mangrove snapper and le-
gal size black grouper in the backwater
using live shrimp for bait.
Captain Rick Gross with "Fishy
Business II" says his clients are catch-
ing redfish, lots of sheepshead and a
few flounder in the canals using live
shrimp for bait.
Captain Mike Heistand with
"Magic" reports plenty of white bait out
at Egmont Key for those of you who
need it. Captain Mike's clients have
been catching lots and lots of sheeps-
head up to six pounds, mangrove snap-
pers up to four pounds, triggerfish and
speckled trout up to 26 inches using
live shrimp for bait.
John Fernandez from Island Dis-
count Tackle announced a 21 inch
sheepshead won the tackle shop's con-
test for December. He also reported
redfish were being caught on the flats
and sheepshead from the local piers.


Spring training is

coming to town







JIM THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 4, 1993 0 PAGE 17


Anchoring overnight:


the good and bad


news


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Correspondent
There's both good news and bad
news today for local boaters.
First, the good news. Walter
Stilley's group, the Boaters' Action and
Information League (BAIL), has joined
forces with a bunch of state govern-
ment agencies along with several local
officials and boating groups to produce
a great new "Guide to Anchorages in
Southwest Florida".
Complete with aerial color pic-
tures, the 80-page booklet features
more than 40 anchorages from Marco
Island to Tampa Bay. Each anchorage
includes chartlets, descriptions, mini-
mum approach depths, anchorage
depths, and sheltered wind quadrants.
It's a wonderful source of information
for any boater on our coast who ever
looks for an overnight anchorage.
Perhaps best of all, the booklet is
so cheap it qualifies as a giveaway. But
only while supplies last. Here's how to
get your copy. Send a self-addressed,
stamped envelope to Stilley at BAIL,
PO Box 15014, Sarasota, FL 34227-
1014. By return mail you'll receive a
copy of BAIL's questionnaire on your
preferences as to self-regulation guide-
lines and anchorage facilities. Return
the questionnaire along with $3 (!) for
postage and handling, and receive your
copy of the anchorage guide, while sup-
plies last. Do it. This is too good a deal
to pass by.
Anchoring out ... watching the
sunset, the sparkling night sky, listen-
ing to your favorite music, talking with
your family or friends. There's prob-
ably no more soul-satisfying experience
in the world.
If you're a boater and haven't
spend a night or two at anchor, try it -
you'll like it. Get used to selecting the
best shelter, setting the hook, putting
out the right scope and chafing gear.
Then sit back and let it blow. There's
magic in Florida. You'll find it in every
anchorage; every beautiful day; every
peaceful night.*
And now the bad news.
The United States Coast Guard
has announced that it has no authority
to limit Florida's regulation of boat an-
choring. Think about that for a minute.
In response to a formal request by
Boat/U.S., Coast Guard Commandant J.
William Kime has determined that,
"While the regulations promulgated by


the states may be unpopular with the
recreational boater, the Coast Guard
has no authority to impose limits on
state regulation when Congress has not
specifically intended to prevent state
regulation of navigation."
In response, Boat/U.S. Legal De-
fense Fund executive director Michael
Sciulla called for a test case or new leg-
islation. "Basically, the Coast Guard's
position is that its hands are tied and the
way for boaters to affirm their right to
anchor is to take a test case to the fed-
eral courts or get the Congress to pass a
law which clearly preempts state regu-
lation of anchorages."
We've certainly had plenty of
cases in these parts in the past few
years (Longboat Key and Sarasota
come immediately to mind) where
condo buyers somehow got the idea
they also owned the adjacent waters
and tried with all their might to shoo
boaters away. Especially sail boaters
who tend to stay anchored for a couple
of days or a weekend.
And generally they can get a few
grandstanding politicians to go along with
their call for more and new regulations to
be enforced by the local police as if
those folks didn't have enough to do.
BAIL has been trying for years to
work out a reasonable compromise with
local communities regarding overnight
anchoring. Even as you read this, the De-
partment of Environmental Regulation is
preparing to study some of the anchorages
mentioned in the book above to determine
how much, if any, damage is done by an-
chored boaters. BAIL has called for the
study for years to prove their point that
boaters are less threat to the local environ-
ment than say the local fish. Of course
some folks don't want to hear any true
facts, so you can be sure the controversy
won't go away.
Having personally met several times
with the leadership of both factions the
land dwellers trying to control the boaters,
and the boaters who really want only to be
left alone I find myself rather naturally
(I think) siding with the boaters. But the
days of a little vagabond boating trip may
be numbered if those folks who mostly
like to pass more laws have their way.
More laws.
So if you're a boater who has even
thought about spending a night aboard at
anchor, go ahead and get the book. You'll
be glad-you did. There's still time to do it
- but don't wait too long.


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SAT 6 5:38
SUN 7 6:10
MON 8 6:38
TUE 9 7:07
WED 10 7:28 -.51


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1:04P
1:26P
1:48P
2:16P


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3:30
4:36
5:33
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6:33
8:38


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10:20
11:16
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10:30............. Children's Church
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8:45 ............................ SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
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Volunteers wanted for


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Here's your chance to help the environment and
play in the dirt at the same time.
Volunteers are wanted to plant 2,000 mangroves
at Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach March 6. The.
project is being coordinated by Keep Manatee Beauti-
ful, and is a part of Better Manatee Day.
Volunteers should plan to get wet feet, according
to Sarasota Bay Program spokesperson Heidi Smith.
Welcomed for the day-long activity are post-hole dig-
gers, shovels and pocket knives. Volunteer arborists
should plan to gather at 9 a.m. For information, call
795-8196 or 795-8272.
The mangroves are being donated by Conserva-
tion Consultants, Inc. of Palmetto. The plants are three
to six feet in height and are predominately red man-
groves, according to Bill Hamilton, President of CCI.
Hamilton estimated the total value of the man-
groves at $5,000 to $7,500.
The planting is one of the last elements of the
Leffis Key Habitat Restoration project, a $224,000
joint effort to restore the bayside area of Coquina
Beach. When completed later this year, the project
will be dubbed Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key.
It is estimated that more than 2,000,000 people
visit Coquina Beach annually, making it one of the
most heavily utilized recreational areas in the Mana-
tee-Sarasota county area.
The disposal of dredge-spoil material within the
center of Leffis Key destroyed approximately 15 acres of
native mangroves, with significant declines in mangrove
coverage on the perimeter of Leffis Key. The central por-
tion of the site is sandy and was once vegetated by non-
native plant species such as Australian pine, Brazilian
pepper and privet Seagrass beds to the north and south of


the key are popular destinations for fishing.
Loss of shoreline habitat from dredge-and-fill
operations in the past destroyed 39 percent of the in-
tertidal wetlands in Sarasota Bay, according to the
Sarasota Bay Program. Returning bay shoreline areas
to more natural conditions, including mangrove for-
ests and slat marshes, is one important tool for restor-
ing Sarasota Bay, according the Sarasota Bay Program
Director Mark Alderson.
"These habitats provide vital nursery grounds for
fish and crabs, while providing food for wading
birds," Alderson said.
Leffis Key was once an island. However, dredg-
ing of nearby areas caused the placement of bay bot-
tom sediment on and around the island. The resulting
"causeway" between Leffis Key and Anna Maria Is-
land altered tidal circulation around the island, nega-
tively impacting living resources.
Some rim ditching for mosquito-control pur-
poses is evident along the north side of the spoil area.
The northern portion of the site is the least impacted
by dredging activities, and includes approximately 10
acres of undisturbed mangrove and some salt-barren
habitats.
The Coquina BayWalk habitat-restoration and
enhancement project began in 1990. After competing
with other projects nationwide, Coquina BayWalk at
Leffis Key was ranked second in the nation and se-
lected for funding.
The objectives of the BayWalk project are to re-
store one of many dredge-spoil areas in Sarasota Bay
as a model for other areas, increase the area of func-
tional mangrove, wetland and shallow-water habitats,
improve Bay circulation, increase levels of managed


Birds like these ducks, may be found at the newly formed island adjacent to Coquina Beach, off Bradenton Beach.


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More than just
birds and fish are
found at Leffis Key,
as these tiny racoon
footprints indicate.
The more than 30
acres near the Key
are also home to
other marine and
estuarine life.


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Three viewing platforms may be found at the Leffis Key BayWalk. Like this one, the platforms provide a panoramic
view ofAnna Maria Sound.


access to the northern sections of Sarasota Bay and its
resources, increase available spawning and juvenile
fish habitat, and increase Bay educational and inter-
pretive facilities available to both local residents and
tourists.
Initial clearing and exotic-species removal began
in Summer 1991. Excavation of intertidal pools and
tidal inlets and boardwalk construction began in
Spring 1992.
A footbridge provides visitor access to Coquina
BayWalk. Fill material from the key and adjacent
north and south shorelines Coquina Beach Bayside
Park have been used to create dunes to serve as vi-
sual and audio barriers to road traffic. The site has
been revegetated with salt-marsh, intertidal and up-
land plants.
Interpretive signage will be installed later this
year, and an educational brochure will be produced to
inform visitors to the site of the ecological importance
and interdependence of the mangrove forest and other
surrounding habitats.
In addition, the Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key


has been named by the Manatee County Schools as an
environmental-education site, in conjunction with ex-
isting marine and estuarine curriculum, to inform stu-
dents about the estuarine system and the need to pre-
serve its resources.
Participants in the Coquina BayWalk project, led
by Manatee County, include Florida Department of
Environmental Regulation, Florida Department of
Natural Resources, the City of Bradenton Beach,
Florida Sea Grant and the U.S. Environmental Protec-
tion Agency. The SBNEP is providing technical assis-
tance and citizen input to the project.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pro-
vided $75,000 as Early-Action Demonstration Project
funds for Leffis Key. Manatee County is providing
significant in-kind services such as design, site prepa-
ration and excavation, as well as $9,000 from the
county's pollution-recovery account. The Florida
DER provided $140,000 in 1990 for the project. The
Florida DNR will provide some native plants.
The site will be maintained by Manatee
County's Department of Recreation and Parks.


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lMichAel Saundcrs & Company
L-. esed Real Estate Broker
24 Ea Ba., 1i nre, Holmes Beach
Buying a home? Read the ads in the
Islander Bystander!


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Choice Key Royale location with ii
deep water canal. 2BR/2B plus con
enjoying the good times now! $169,0


STATELY ELEGANCE in a very secluded tropical setting, BOATERS BARGAIN Exceptiow
3BR/2.5B, pool and water views. Must see. $499,000. Paul condo with boat dock on protected
Collins, 778-4330. heated pool, lighted tennis court ar
A PIECE OF PARADISE This Runaway Bay 2BR/2B upper Rickett, 778-3026.
unit has wonderful views of garden lake from porch. Decorated DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prin
in Florida pastels and beautifully maintained. Stones throw to Beach. Owner unit 2 BR/1B wi
the beach, complex features pool, tennis, sauna and rec room. fireplace. Rental unit 1BR/1E
Turnkey furnished. $85,500. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200. $189,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-082
SMUGGLERS LANDING CONDO Upper unit, great views BAYFRONT ESTATE Total privacy
down canal. Complex includes tennis, pool and hot tub along plus den/library. Formal living and
with a 40' boat slip for sail or power boat. $139,900. Brenda encompass the entire end of a bayfron
Kauffmann, 794-8055 or Pat Landsberg, 792-3397. dock. $750,000. Jean Lee Sears, 778
WANT TO BE CREATIVE? This Holmes Beach 2/BR/2B IN A SETTING OF TRANQUIL
home has a floor plan that is comfy and very adaptable for floor unit overlooking Palma Sola B
change to your taste. $110,000. Toni King, 778-1785. garage minutes to beach. $199,900.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


LF WITH FUN
ground caged pool on a
nputer/hobby room. Start
00. Toni King, 778-1785.
nal 2BR/2B 1386 Sq Ft
canal. Complex includes
id hot tub. $76,900. Ken

me location in Holmes
ith eat in kitchen and
B with screened lanai.
26.
y, spectacular views. 3BR
d dining rooms. Grounds
t'peninsula. Pool and boat
8-5045
CHARM Furnished first
ay. Large screened lanai,
Jeff Granston, 756-5234


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FRESH ON MARKET Watch the egrets and pelicans
from the balcony of this 2 BR 2BA unit at Sunbow Bay.
Great closets, eat-in kitchen, heated pool, tennis, on the
Bay, within walking distance to Gulf and shopping ... all
for $84,900.


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RUNAWAY BAY Excellent Island complex with pool, tennis,
clubhouse, on-site manager and deeded beach access. This
a choice 1 BR -1 BA second floor unit overlooking the pool
area. Strong rental program available. Owner financing with
20% down. Priced at $59,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


BEST PRICED Island residence with a short walk to
beach and partial view of the Bay. Newly painted exterior
and partial new roof. Open beam ceiling and ample
storage. All for only $78,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


GREAT VIEW OF NEW BEACH 2BR 2BA unfur-
nished condo located just across the street from great
new walking beach. Complex has pool and elevator and
is close to shopping and restaurants. Priced at $89,900.
Call Stan Williams.




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TUPELO APARTMENTS Four fully furnished 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 $1 85,000.*


SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side,
only one-half block to sandy, walking beach.
Offered at $194,500 with possible owner
financing. Call Dave Moynihan.


SEVERAL SELECT WINTER RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE.
CALL LISA OR VALERIE FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES!


Michael Saunders & Co. of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker

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PANORAMIC BAY VIEW ...
You will want to move right into this nearly new 3 bedroom Bay
front home. Call today for a private viewing. Only $225,000 for
a million $ view!


778-1999
5320 MARINA DRIVE
ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER


ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
.. OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Uc. Real Estate Broker











318 Tarpon is a spacious, elevated home on deep
sailboat water. Direct access to Tampa Bay, room for
45' boat and a lift for smaller craft make this home
a boater's dream! Three bedrooms, two baths, sunny
porches and a cupola to top it all off with beautiful
views of Tampa Bay!! This is the place for you and
your family to have it all ... asking $299,000.









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 fam-
ily home for $169,900!








Fanastic 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.
778-6066 Fax #778-4687
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FORMERLY HENDRICKS REAL ESTATE
__ Sales (o Rentals ay Property Management


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DATE ADDRESS TYPE FROM/TO LISTS
1/12 401 80th Street Home King to Wood $97,000
ground level, 3 bed/1 bath/I car, 933 s.f. built 1952, irregular lot.
1/13 7702 Marina Drive Home Hodges to Polli $115.000
ground livel, 2 bed/1 bath/carport, 1220 s.f., built 1960, irregular lot.
1/14 1105 Gulf Dr. North Home Corkery to Weir $98,000
ground level, gulf view. 3 bed/1 bath/1 car, 1040 s.f., built 1951, 54x100 lot.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Doug Dowling Reality of Anna Maria City, 778-1222


YEARLY RENTALS
1/2 Duplex 2B/2B, terrazzo floors, $450. mo.
1B/1 B with new carpet, $425. mo.
Furnished efficiency $350. mo.
1B/1B new carpet, stove, ref., and a dock $450.
Seasonal GULF FRONT, small unit $1,440.
FOR SALE: Lot across from GULF $72,500
NEW HOUSE: A must see. 2B/2B $125,000
Dolores M. Baker 778-7500
Licensed Real Estate Broker '










NEW LISTING SAILBOAT WATERFRONT LIVING:
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath canal home with unlimited
possibilities. Caged in-ground pool with jacuzzi. Plenty
of room to romp around. Picnic by the water then sail
directly out to the intercoastal waterway for a day of fun
in the sun. Owner Financing to qualified buyer.
$164,900. Call Bill Donnelly, 778-6392 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB REDUCED: Better than new,
2BR, 2BA, Sandpiper Model with a water view of Lake
and Bay. Atrium entry, vaulted ceiling in living room &
dining room. Lots of natural light from the windows at
front entry. Shows like a model. Now $105,000. Call
Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
REDUCED 100' TO BEACH INVEST SMALL WIN
BIG: Rent can help you buy this 1 bedroom, 1 bath
each side duplex, one side has a Florida room, "only
a stroll to the beach". One side is turnkey furnished.
Excellent rental history both sides! Now $112,900. Call
Marion Ragni, 778-1504 Eves.
COCONUTS CONDO: 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in a
Gulffront complex. Excellent rental opportunity for the
investor or absentee owner. Turnkey furnished $99,900.
Call Carol Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.


SALES
$83,500

$115,000

$88,000


Dredge walking ...
r The pastime of preference on Anna Maria
Island of late has been observing the beach
restoration project in action. The activity of
the heavy equipment pushing and filling
sand on the beach has become an obsession
for some ... passing interest for others.
Whichever fits your passion, don't miss
checking out the scene as they move up the
beach, approaching 56th Street in
Holmes Beach this week.


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Richard A. Freeman
Island and Key Specialist -
RealtortWAssodlate
Reach Richard for your piece of
paradise. Erreichen Sie Richard
fuer Irh stueeckparadies.
(813) 778-2261 or 800-422-6325
After hours: (813) 778-2284


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CHARMING can only describe this well main-
tained 2 bedroom, 1 bath Island home in desirable
Holmes Beach area, featuring lovely large lot with
fruit trees & turnkey furnished. $112,900.
Call Emilie Peterson at 778-4168












INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Priced $16,000
below appraisal. Six years new, 2/2 each unit.
Close to shopping & new Beach, with fabulous
view of Gulf Don't miss it! $159,900.
Call Emilie Peterston at 778-4168.
belo appaisl. Sx yars ew, /2 ach nit

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SALES RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property2 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


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PERFECT LOCATION ...
Pool, boat dock. Stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath
plus, plus 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


HAVE IT ALL...
with this Canal front home with master suite over-
looking heated pool & deep water canal. Amenities
include jacuzzi tub, sauna, exercise room, 3 large
bedrooms downstairs plus Jenn-Aire range, marble
floor & fireplace in family room. Just a short walk to
Anna Maria's finest beaches. Call today!
Price reduced to $380,000.
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


GULF FRONT COTTAGE I
Charming three bedroom, two bath cottage has
lots of potential to create a nice beach home &
GREAT SPOT TO REBUILD IN FUTURE! In an
area of exclusive Gulf homes and includes a
submerged revetment as protection. Excellent
rental property! REDUCED $375,000.
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
(813) 778-2259


BAY FRONT LOT
in City of Anna Maria for less than
$200,000. Actually, quite a bit less.



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


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REALTORS*


5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER Classifieds are local! No more 900 or 976
toll numbers for out-of-state solicitors and no escort services. Just local people
advertising local jobs, items for sale, apartments for rent and homes for sale!
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON at our office 5400A Marina Drive, Island
Shopping Center (on the corner between D.Coy Ducks and the laundromat). Clas-
sified ads must be paid in advance. For more information call 778-7978.
3 LINES = $2.00, Additional lines @ $1, box @ $1, Headlines @ $.10 word.


Karin B. Stephan
Ihre
immobilienmaklerin
specialisiert for
Anna Maria Island.
Private: (813)388-1267
Office: (813) 778-0766
Mobile: (813) 350-6482


The Prudential (k |
Florida Realty w
5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
An independentlyowned and operated member ofThe Prudental Real Estate Affiliates. Inc.


NEED AUTO REPAIRS?

... we know where to fix them.
"The Best For Less."

/ Complete Auto Service
/ 28 Years Experience
/ FREE Pick Up & Delivery
/ FREE Estimates
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"Adirondacks" tee shirt design
by Bonner Presswood
available exclusively from
the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
Call 778-1541 or stop by the office
and visitor center at
501 Manatee Avenue West.


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301 Aveue 9 olms eac (bhin .ig.


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ACR Combined
Services Inc.
Commercial Residential
Yard Clean Up Plantings
Free Estimates 778-9665


SUPPLIES SERVICE
778-2441 or 794-1543
REPAIRS PARTS REASONABLE PRICES
501 Village Green Parkway Bradenton
"Serving Florida Since 1959"


NIU-Weatherside SINCE
1946
of Florida, Inc. RX0065455
WINDOW
REPLACEMENT
VINYL SIDING
o SOFFIT & FASCIA
S* PORCH
ENCLOSURES
778-7074 Financing Available



ADVERTISING WORKS!
A business card-size ad, just like this one,
costs just $19 per week, or even less with
a discount for annual or
semi-annual insertions.
Just call or stop by the office at
5400A Marina Drive in the Island
Shopping Center.
CALL 778-7978



STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
PRESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


Joe's
Pressure
Washing
Service

Free
Estimates

Call 778-2139
or 778-7533


J.R.

Painting
* Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
* Free Estimates
778-2139


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The Prudential M
Florida Realty
5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL34217(813)778-0766
PRICE REDUCED! $69,900 #00056 ... 3
bedroom, 2 bath home with fireplace and
pool !! To tour today, call Horace Gilley now
or 792-0758 eves.
LET'S SWIM! $139,900 #99561... 4 bed-
room, 2 bath Westside pool home! Call
Luke Courtney now or 778-5405 eves.
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS! $139,900
#00668 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath direct Gulf
front condo! Call Carol Heinze now or 792-
5721 eves.
LAKE !! $160,000 #50415 ... 3 bedroom, 3
bath home with fireplace, office & much
more! For personal showing, call Karin
Stephan now or 388-1267 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS avail-
able beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman
778-0769 or 778-5368 eves.
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
with view of pond & pool.
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 778-6467


An independent owned and operated member of The Prudantal Real Estate Aflates. Inc


FAMILY OWNED AND MONDAY-FRIDAY
OPERATED FOR 7:30 TO 5
OVER 10 YEARS SAT. 8 TO 12


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


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SLEEPER SOFA w/green tapestry upholstery, kitchen
table w/4 chairs (green), 2 lounge chairs. All in good
condition. 778-3406
TROPITONE Round table, 4 chairs & chaise $200.
WEDDING GOWN Long, white satin, beaded w/
headpiece & detachable train. Jasmine collection,
size 7/8. $250 OBO 778-9215.
BALDWIN ACROSONIC PIANO Recently tuned,
French provincial cherry wood $800 778-5934


BICHON FRISE with papers. Female, 6 mo old. Very
petite. Paid $400, asking $300. 778-1083.


GARAGE SALE Sat 9-1, 604 Crestwood (Key
Royale). Bassett sofa bed, exercise equip, ceiling
fans, plants, misc.
PRIVATEER'S FLEA MARKET Feb 27, 8 to 4 (across
from Holmes Beach City Hall) Rent spaces: $10 single,
$15 double. Information call 778-0474 or 778-5934.


1980 FORD THUNDERBIRD 45,000 original miles.
Candy apple red, white landau roof & interior, im-
maculate! AM/FM stereo cassette. $2,200 FIRM. 778-
4084 or 778-6541

1974 V.W. THING Runs great, $800 1978 FORD VAN
V-* runs great, some rust $500 778-4990


14' DEEP FISHERMAN. 35 hp electric start engine.
Trailer included. $1,200. 778-4084.
JUST ADD WATER 16' Gulfcraft, bimini top, 2
livewells/pump, C.G. safety equipment, rod holders,
depth/fish finder, igloo cooler, galvanized tilt trailer, 40
hp Tohatsu engine and much more! New 1992. Only
$4895. Call Bob 778-1247. 2/18
1981 HYDRO SPORT CC/150 Johns Famous Kevlar
Construction. Canvas and electric. Asking 5,000 or
make offer. 507 59th St, Holmes Beach.


PRESCHOOL TEACHER Assistant. 3yr old's class,
15 hr week. Experience a must. Degree preferred.
Good chance of advancement to teacher. Small pri-
vate school. Great atmosphere! 778-2210
PEACHES ICE CREAM & DELI help wanted full
and/or part time. Island Shopping Center. 778-7386
NAIL TECHNICIAN WANTED. HEADQUARTERS.
778-2586.
HOUSEKEEPER wanted for immediate employment.
For information call the Rod & Reel Motel 778-2780


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 dependable.
Full or part time. 778-9617.


FINE ALTERATIONS By Sandy. For all your clothing
needs. 778-7808 after hrs 778-3079.
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. .


ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling &
repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
PRESSED FOR TIME Call Island Ironing. Beautifully
done by a professional with 20 years experience.
Openings available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.
FLORENCE SEWS Alterations. 778-7749
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947


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.
FOR RENT Seasonal. 2/2 on canal in Anna Maria.
747-7916 or 778-0188.
1/1 UNFURNISHED duplex apt across street from
gulf. $400 plus utilities. Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-
2307
FLAMINGO CAY CONDO 2/2, deluxe unit, 30 ft to
pool, dock, carport, no pets, year lease. $700/mo,
reference/deposit required. 778-2290
HOLMES BEACH rental. Due to cancellation. Last
3 weeks of March available. Furnished home. One
house from "new" beach. 778-4372
ONE BEDROOM apartment on gulf. pool, jacuzzi,
adjacent to Beach Bistro. Week of Feb 27 to March
6, $600. 755-3432


NEW ISLAND home, 600' to gulf beaches, 2,100 sq
ft living, 2000 sq ft garage, water view and more. 778-
3309.
HOLMES BEACH, sailboat canal. Direct access to
bay & gulf. 3/2/. Solar heated pool, dock and davits.
Recent renovations. $177,500. By owner. 778-4356.
CONDO FOR SALE 2/1 condo, 200 ft from beach.
778-7550


ONE GARNET earring with gold filigree. 778-1996
TREMENDOUS SENTIMENTAL value to owner.
Key ring with 4 items: Silver key with initials, masons
badge with "Hungerford" on back side, gold ankh,
silver and onyx fob with Hungerford crest on face.
Reward. 778-4420



THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
CLASSIFIED ARE LOCAL!
No 900 or 976 numbers or out-of
state solicitors are accepted. Just local
people advertising local jobs and items for
sale, apartments for rent and homes for sale!
Deadlines are Monday Noon at our
office 5400A Marina Drive in the Island
Shopping Center. We are between D.Coy
Ducks and the laundromat).
Classified ads must be paid in ad-
vance when they are placed since they
are priced so ridiculously low!


3 LINES = $2.00

ADDITIONAL LINES @ $1

Box $1

Headlines @ $.10 word


For More information,
call 778-7978.


arl- Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Igl5Sandy'St Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
l l Service 1 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE *INSURED
I GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
\U7 7i8e. 34 / AND SATISFACTION


YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH BUGS!
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


778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)

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


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


CHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
COMPANY

Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
24-Hr Service
No Overtime Charges!


We are changing our name ...
-L AIR & ENERGY


ELECTRICAL INC.
IS NOW...


24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Contractor
New Homes
Remodel
Ceiling Fans
Electrical Service Changes
Lightning Arrestors
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
WILL BURNS OWNER (813) 778-7774 LIc. #ER0010206


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MEET THE CANDIDATES
before you vote on March 9


OFFICIAL

CITY OF

HOLMES BEACH

POLITICAL FORUM

WEDNESDAY


January 24,


7:00 PM


Anna Maria Fire Station I
(adjacent to City Hall)
10 Candidates:
2 Open Seats, 2-Year Terms
Please join us for an evening of lively
political discussion, with questions
from the audience.


Sponsored by
THE CITY OF HOLMES BEACH AND


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"Fat Cat did a wonderful job to make
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g Jo & Frank Davis, owners of
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast,
Holmes Beach

Clean Carpet Lasts Longer & Looks Better

SFor fast, thorough, friendly service -I
call me Jon Kent, Island resident and
a owner of Fat Cat. Call my mobile phone
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MEMBER: ANNA MARIA & LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE


The Island WATERFRONT Specialists


Frank Davis
Broker/Salesman
Evenings: 778-6335


Dick Maher
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-6791


Thomas Nelson
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 794-1928


This Cayman Cay condominium unit has a bright
southern exposure with a Lanai. It is an end unit
with all of the extra windows and it is the quietest
unit in the complex. Pool and just one block to the
new, white sandy beach. $84,900.






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.


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.


Charming 3BR/BA home directly on Tampa Bay & gor-
geous views of the Skyway Bridge & Egrnmont 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 $515,000!


Choice Bayfront location on cul-de-sac in pres- BOAT DOCK FOR SALE! And it also includes
tigious Key Royale! Direct bayfront with pan- this 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo at San Remo. Great
oramic water views from everywhere. Nice floor views from this second story, direct canal front
plan with over 3,000 s.f. of space. Large boat unit. Priced at only $49,900.
dock, deep water. Price: $499866t: $475,000


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