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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
The pumping of sand onto the shore of Anna
Maria Island should come to a close by the middle of
The Illinois, the 220-foot dredge that has become a
common view on the horizon since Dec. 26, will com-
plete its task and move to another job, Great Lakes Dock
and Dredge Co. Foreman Billy Coleman told the Is-
lander Bystander as long as the weather holds.
But the project is not completed just yet.
Coleman estimated that another two weeks or so of
work still needs to be done to "dress up" the beach, re-
move the long sections of 30-inch diameter pipe, and till
the beach to a depth of about three feet to facilitate nest-
ing sea turtles.
There is also a hope the pit in front of the Shell
Cove Condominium in Bradenton Beach will be filled.
At press time, members of the Manatee County Com-
mission were discussing the merits of spending $50,000
to fill the 100-foot by 50-foot hole, created after condo-
minium majority owner Glen Watkins refused to sign an
easement to allow the sand to be placed in front of the
condo at 2310 Gulf Drive.
If commissioners agree to put up the money, the
sand could be trucked to the hole later this week.
Photo: Paul Roat
Car fire ruled arson
A carfire at 521 Kumquat in Anna Maria Tuesday
morning left no injuries but a scorched car and smoke
damage to the home. Fire Chief Andy Price said the fire
was suspected to be arson. The 1988 Dodge Omni, owned
by Andrew MacMinn, was completely destroyed, and
damage to the home estimated at $1,000.
Alder returns to
Respected Island journalist June Alder has joined
The Islander Bystander editorial staff. Starting with this
issue, Alder's column, "Those Were the Days," will be
a look back at events and people from Anna Maria
Alder's background is as exciting as her column
wifl read. She took a chance in 1973
and left her-position as a magazine
editor in Chicago to live on an Island
she had heard so much about as a
child. Warned by her mother (an Is-
land retiree) that this seven-mile
stretch of sand wouldn't hold very
many journalistic opportunities, she
moved anyway, with time proving her .
mother wrong. By destiny or pure L
luck, Alder met The Islander's editor
Don Moore in 1974. and, once on
board, was on her way to an excitin
journalistic career. .
Alder covered the news on
Anna Maria Isandand aLongboa Key
as a reporter and columnist for 14
The way it
This one-room school
4 house was built in 1914
A: .on Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City. It
served the Island's
educational needs until
Elementary was built in
1947. Once the
children moved their
classes into the new
schoolfor the 1948/49
._ school year, the
building was used a
meeting house until the
mid-50's when it was
designated the Youth
7r -Center- the forerunner
S" of the Anna Island
WA i c Community Center. A
few pictures, and the
bell steeple (now on the
grounds ofAnna Maria
Elementary School) are
all that are left of this
A i J historical Island
Island Heritage Day
music and more
Island Heritage Day, Saturday, Feb. 20, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center will feature
a day full of Island activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Islanders Bob LoPiccolo and Riley Conarroe
will offer musical entertainment, piano and bass,
respectively, starting at 10 a.m. until noon. From
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Anna Maria Youth Com-
munity Chorus, under the direction of Cliff
Burgeson, will provide a half hour of early settler
songs and American folk tunes. Linda Greig, pro-
prietor of Linda's Sunnyside Cafe and an accom-
plished singer, will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. ac-
companied by LoPiccolo.
Historical exhibits and videos will be featured
throughout the day. Lunch will be served from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. by the Island Rotary Club and will
feature half a roasted chicken, prepared by Chef
Steve Gianotes, with heaping portions of coleslaw,
baked beans, rolls and a beverage.
At 1 p.m., the Living History Pageant will dra-
matize Holmes Beach resident Dorothy Raymond
Whittaker's. newly published book, "Angels of the
Swamp," based on her and her brother's Island life
during the Great Depression. The dramatization is di-
rected by Islander Dick Hennessey.
To add to the festivities of the day, a framed,
limited edition watercolor print of an early beach
cottage by Anna Maria artist Richard Thomas will
be raffled off.
Advance tickets and luncheon reservations
will be sold for donation of $4.50 each at the Island
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The Mu-
seum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays,
and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds
from the event are to benefit the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society. For information, call 778-0492.
Cortez Fishing Festival this weekend, too. See article, page 6.
years, and earned the distinction of winning four first-
place awards from the Florida Press Association before
her retirement in 1988. During the years 1983 and 1984,
Alder assumed the duties of editor of
The Islander, but ultimately decided
Two of the biggest stories Al-
der covered were the Skyway
Bridge disaster, appropriately-
named when a freighter hit the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge in May of
S 1980, collapsing the structure and
Sending 30 people to their deaths,
Sand the still unsolved Holmes Beach
murders in 1980.
"Those Were the Days"
brings exciting, living history to
each issue of The Islander By-
stander. Her article is on page 5.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
HOLMES BEACH ELECTION Page 2
Meetings ............................... Page 3
Letters ................................ Page 4
Circus Coming ................. Page 6
Dredge News ....................... Page 10
School Menu .......................Page 16
Fishing ............................. Page 18
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
FEBRUARY 18, 1993
0M THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 18, 1993 PAGE 2
Is the bridge a Holmes Beach issue?
By Jeannie Friedman
An overwhelming majority of the
ten candidates for Holmes Beach City
Council believe that, like it or not, the
proposed 65-foot, fixed span bridge on
Manatee Avenue is a major campaign
Although state and local officials
continue to state that the bridge is a
dead issue, most candidates say that
they are getting a different message
from the people. The Islander/By-
stander asked the ten candidates to give
their opinion on the bridge. The
candidate's comments follow; listed in
Rich Bohenberger stated that
"The bridge is a major issue whether
you like it or not." He cites the Anna
Maria election results as proof. Some
people will vote for the candidates
based on the position they have taken
on the bridge. "Personally and as a can-
didate I am opposed to the bridge for
According to Larry Campbell, the
bridge is important but should not over-
shadow other issues. "One issue candi-
dates should not be elected," he said.
"Unfortunately, it seems to have be-
come the most important issue."
Campbell opposes to the bridge.
Luke Courtney stated, "This elec-
tion will be about the bridge, that's very
obvious. The results of the Anna Maria
election and the results of the straw poll
are good indicators of how people
feel." Courtney also said that in talking
to both business people and residents he
found that they are opposed to the
bridge by a margin of 10-to-1.
Holmes Beach voters
Some candidates who are running for a seat on the
Holmes Beach City Council believe that the proposed 65-
foot, fixed span bridge on Manatee Avenue is not a cam-
paign issue, but the city's voters seem to disagree.
The Islander/Bystander went out in search of full-time
Dr. Frances Smith-
Williams, Key Royale, "If
the bridge is not an issue, it
should be. All things being
equal, I would definitely vote
for a candidate who is against
the bridge. I am not speaking
from an emotional stand
point but from a professional
background in urban plan-
ning and demography. There
are other issues that are im-
portant such as zoning and
development, but a 65-foot
bridge will change our com-
Courtney is opposed to the bridge.
"People feel deeply one way or
the other," said Dee Grayson. "In the
Anna Maria election it was an issue and
it might be the same here." She also
Alice Maute, Gulf
Drive, "Absolutely! The
bridge is definitely an issue
and it will have an effect on
this election. I want to learn
more about all the candi-
dates, but I certainly don't
want anybody in office who
would vote for a bridge that
is unsafe and will spoil the
ambiance of our commu-
speak out on bridge
Holmes Beach residents who are registered to vote and
asked the following, "Is the proposed bridge a campaign
issue and will a candidate's position on the bridge affect
Here are some of the responses.
Dick Maher, West
Bay Point & Moorings,
"Although the bridge seems
to be a foregone conclusion,
yes it will be a campaign is-
sue. Public interest will
make it an issue so it will
have an effect the way
people vote. The voters will
associate the candidate with
his or her position on the
bridge. There are, however,
many other important issues
to be concerned with."
said that if elected, and if the majority
wanted council members to fight the
project, she would do so.
Betty Hill, an incumbent who
voted for the bridge, remains in favor of
the project and does not see it as a cam-
paign issue. "It's over," she said.
"People need and deserve access to the
mainland 24 hours a day. Safety is the
primary issue." Hill said she disre-
garded the results of the recent straw
poll because only 20 percent of the reg-
istered voters participated and the poll
did not indicate the majority opinion.
"Based on the way the county
voted, I really don't think it is an is-
sue," said Thomas Huffine. "People
will vote based on the bridge issue but
that is improper. We should look at
other issues because this one is dead,"
he said. Huffine endorsed a new fixed-
span bridge when he ran for county
commission, but stated that he would
"take a hard look if elected and make
decisions that are good for all the
Billie Martini is opposed to the
bridge but she does not want it to be a
campaign issue. "I'm afraid it is a main
issue but I hate to see it be," she said.
"The candidates will be in office for
two years and should be elected for
what the can do for the city," she stated.
Martini is against the bridge.
"I believe the bridge is a major is-
sue in a symbolic way because it snows
the present council was not represent-
ing the wishes of the people," said
Mary Ellen Reichard. "I'm still trying
to figure out why the Holmes Beach
council voted the way they did.This
time the voters will elect candidates
who respect the desires of the commu-
nity." Reichard opposes the bridge.
David Schueneman feels that the
bridge is only one of the issues but it is
a major one which will make a differ-
ence in the outcome of the election.
"The present council made it an issue
Sarah Nicholas, 69th
Street, "The negative atti-
tude of the present council
members has made the
bridge an issue. I want
council members who will
serve the interest of the
community of Holmes
Beach and not their own
interest. I think that those
candidate's who are for the
bridge are more interested
in tourists than in the per-
manent residents of this is-
land. Therefore, the bridge
issue will affect my vote."
when they voted against the wishes of
the people," he said. "They didn't even
consider the people and that is not the
way it's supposed to be." Schueneman
is against the bridge.
"The bridge is not a campaign is-
sue because the decision has already
been made," said Dolly Young. Com-
menting on the results of the straw poll,
Young said, "I do not believe in straw
polls because it takes away from the
election process. The process should
give representation of the people's
wants or needs."
Only three of the ten candidates will
be elected when voters go to the polls on
Tuesday, March 9. Two members of the
present city council, Kathleen Mitchell
and Aaron VanOstenbridge, are not seek-
ing re-election. Betty Hill is the lone in-
MEET THE CANDIDATES
before you vote on March 9
February 24, 7:00 PM
Anna Maria Fire Station 1
(adjacent to City Hall)
10 Candidates for City Commission
3 Seats, 2-Year Terms
Please join us for an evening of lively
political discussion, with questions
from the audience.
(Written questions will be required and
questionnaires will be provided at
the door. Guests are welcome to
come as early as 6:30)
VI] THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER U FEBRUARY 18, 1993 0 PAGE 3
Katie Pierola named to seat on MPO
Katie Pierola is the new Island representative to
the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The Bradenton Beach mayor replaces Anna
Maria Commissioner George McKay on the two-
county transportation planning group. Pierola has lob-
bied for the seat on the committee since the flap about
bridges began more than a year ago.
And if the mayors of the other two cities on the
Island have their way, all three cities will be repre-
sented on the group soon.
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Mayors Pat
Geyer and Ray Simches have sent letters to MPO Ex-
ecutive Director Mike Guy requesting all three cities
on the Island have a vote on the planning group's rec-
ommendations. Pierola has also pushed for such Is-
According to Simches, the MPO granted one
seat to represent the Island cities in 1989, necessitating
the formation of the Island Transportation Planning
Organization. In a letter to MPO Chairman David
Mills, Simches states that, "There are no other cities in
our MPO jurisdiction which operate under these con-
Simches adds that each of the Island cities are
incorporated and chartered, and therefore accountable
to their citizens. He believes each of the cities should
speak for their own concerns, although having a single
voice on the MPO was an improvement.
In a reply to Simches, Mills allows for a total of
18 MPO members, the exact number being deter-
mined by the governor based on equitable geographic-
populations ratios. In his letter, dated Dec. 17, 1992,
Mills adds that he has directed Guy to research
Simches request "in detail" to determine if the addi-
tion of two new members would create an imbalance
in the apportionment.
Guy said the matter would come before the MPO
Feb. 27, but added he doubted the Island would gain
the two extra votes.
Any change from that position, Guy said, would
Winter time and
rehearsin' is easy
Island actors take advantage of a
beautiful day to pose outside at
,N iAnna Maria City's museum. The
thespians will enact scenes from
S"Angels of the Swamp," authored
by islander Dorothy Whittaker, as
part of the Historical Society's
program on Heritage Day.
M Advance tickets for the February
20 program and chicken lunch are
on sale now at the Island Museum
in Anna Maria City.
Pictured (left to right) Matt
McGowan, Art Ballman,
Georgenia Willmott, Nicole
Quigle, Roy McChesney, Vinney
Flood, Dorothy Whittaker.
Photo: Jeannie Friedman
give a greater weight to the Island than the population
would dictate. As an example, Guy said, there are six
members on the MPO from all of Manatee County -
three from the county commission, one from the city
of Bradenton, one from Palmetto and one from Anna
Maria Island. A seventh member from Longboat Key
could be considered a split representation for Manatee
and Sarasota Counties.
There are also three representatives from Sara-
sota County, along with two from the city of Sarasota
and one each from North Port and Venice. There is
also now a seat for the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport
The Feb. 27 meeting of the MPO will be at 9:30
a.m. at Sudakoff Hall, 5700 North Tamiami Trail,
Anna Maria City
Tues., 2/23: 7:30 p.m.
Wed., 2/24: 7:30 p.m.
Zoning Board two variance requests
Thurs., 2/18: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Thurs., 2/18: 9 a.m. Council Workshop
The Islander Bystander Holmes Beach
Wed., 2/24: 7 p.m.,
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Trust me: this is
really, really fun
Thoughts of Tom Sawyer and a long, long
whitewashed fence were running through our
minds last week.
The Twain-ian concept came as we were sit-
ting on the sidewalk in front of the Islander By-
stander offices. Newspapers towered in stacks
around us. We had newsprint up to our elbows,
and were busily rolling, banding and bagging
newspapers to throw to the homes on the Island.
But we were also distributing an awful lot of
papers to people strolling by on their way to the
Laundromat, or to the hardware store, or to just do
some window shopping.
Most people would have a kind word or two.
"Keep up the good work" was a common phrase,
or "I just love your newspaper."
Unfortunately, no one seemed willing to buy
the idea that Tom Sawyer used so well to his ad-
vantage: that what we were doing looked like so
much fun that everyone would want to do it, too.
With about a gazillion papers to roll, we kept
hoping. That hope was part of the reason for the en-
thusiasm we used in greeting people who passed us -
that, and the fact that the more papers we could give
away, the less papers we'd have to roll.
But the hours spent on the sidewalk were
more than recompensed by the throwing itself.
There's something satisfying about sitting in the
back of a pick-up truck flinging papers on drive-
ways. It serves as kind of a catharsis after the
week's pressures and stress of putting out a news-
paper, of dealing with the politicos and others
who always have a gripe or a comment about
things that are in print.
So we'll be on the sidewalk again this week.
Stop by, say hello, take a fresh copy of the newest
Islander Bystander. If the rolling and bagging of
newspapers looks fun, that's because it is.
And we're willing to let you play, too. No
Kudos for the
Having had first-hand knowledge of Anna Maria
Fire District's efforts to provide fire safety training
and life-saving techniques to their constituents, I have
only commendations and laudits for the fire district
and its employees.
They have contacted this Association repeatedly
over the years and have taught our residents proper
use of fire extinguishers, explained and tested smoke
detectors, flow-tested hydrants, and made recommen-
dations geared toward improving Mt. Vernon's fire
readiness. All of Mr. Vernon's experience with the
fire district has proven them competent in their profes-
sion and courteous in every respect.
I want to extend a hearty thank you to Anna
Maria Fire District for a job well done.
There will always be detractors among us as no
one can please all of the people all of the time.
I encourage Anna Maria Fire District to continue
to service our communities as diligently as they have
in the past and to continue to provide their life-saving
instructions with such professional enthusiasm. There
are many of us out here who appreciate all the efforts!
Thomas J. Ewing
Mt. Vernon Condominium Association, Inc.
Manager and Anna Maria Island Resident.
Tourist tax, not
Congratulations to the Manatee County Com-
mission for shelving the plan to charge beach parking
fees. It has been pointed out many times that the one
cent tourist tax should be used for beach related ex-
Last year, the one cent tourist tax brought in be-
tween $500,000 $600,000 and is increasing every
year. All monies collected from the one cent tax, not
pledged to pay for the beach renourishment project,
should be used for beach maintenance.
The dredging bids came in much lower than ex-
pected, therefore, the County saved over $1,000,000
in costs. This savings, combined with the one cent tax
collected each year, would average about $200,000
per year over the eight year bonding period. This ap-
proach would also give us back-up money in case of
an emergency storm. It would also give us stable fi-
nancing for beach maintenance for years to come. The
public beaches would remain free to the public.
The Florida statute for Resort Tax use states, "To
finance beach improvement, maintenance,
renourishment, restoration and erosion control, includ-
ing shoreline protection, enhancement, cleanup, or
restoration of inland lakes and rivers to which there is
give us a lift!
For the sake of my blood pressure, I try to avoid
knowing about things like the proposed "Adopt-a-lift
station" program, but your recent article really got to
Although we all pay taxes, we still have to prac-
tically support the entire education system out of our
own pockets. If we need new jails or children's ser-
vices (which we do), that's an 'extra' tax.
But now, the county wants me to adopt a sewage
system to beautify and maintain because I can do it
cheaper than the $27/hour they charge? Give me a break!
If I have to do all the work myself because my
rates are so reasonable, then give me back my county
tax dollars, fire about 80 percent of the bureaucrats
down there and I'll give you the most beautiful lift sta-
tion you ever saw. But don't take my tax dollars,
Manatee County, and then ask me to do your job.
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Those were the a ,,
An annotated collection of bits and pieces
from Anna Maria's past by June Alder.
20 YEARS AGO
The seawall being constructed to
protect the multi-story Martinique con-
dominium complex on the Gulffront
just west of the heart of Holmes Beach
is nearly finished, the contractor prom-
ises. The twin towers are the first high-
rises on the Island.
And let's hope they are the last.
40 YEARS AGO
The new cocktail lounge annex to
the Anchorage restaurant at the foot of
the pier in Anna Maria City will be
opened to the public Friday. With the
numerous requests for the privilege of
the "first drink," the policy of Dewey
Adams and Lola Mae Hackney will be
"first come-first served."
The Anchorage was built in the
late 30s or early 40s by Mrs. Hackney and
her husband Jim on the site of the circa
1910 land sales office for the Anna Maria
Beach Company. It dispensed sandwiches
and beer and good cheer to countless ser-
vicemen (including bored soldiers man-
ning the radar station on the Island) dur-
ing World War II, and in the post-war
years was favorite snack place for resi-
dents to come to relax and watch visitors
from up North parading on the pier. But
as the years rolled by the bar attracted a
In May 1975 a small army of law-
men swooped down on the the place
and arrested a dozen patrons (some of
them well-connected). But nobody was
convicted of anything, and unsavory
facts disclosed about the conduct of the
local gendarmes infuriated citizens.
The result was that Chief Conrad Jus-
tice was fired and Mayor Steve Kimbali
resigned. Two years later the sagging
Anchorage building was pulled down
and after a while Fast Eddie's Place
went up. Now the once highly popular
Fast Eddie's is gone and the Anchor-
age is back. And the beat goes on.
80 YEARS AGO
The Anna Maria Beach Company
is out with an attractive folder detailing
the features of their resort, now in its
third year. In addition, Tampa Postmas-
ter George W. Bean, president, states
that his development company has
printed thousands of attractive post-
cards of beautiful scenes which will be
sent to any address for the asking. He is
looking forward to the time when the
excursion season will begin before the
fishing season is at its height and the
people in general begin their spring and
summer vacation at the beaches.
-The Tampa Morning Tribune
George Wilhelm "Will" Bean was
the son of George Emerson Bean, Anna
Maria Island's first homesteader.
At the age of 44 the elder Bean
came to Tampa from Connecticut in 1883
with his wife Abbie and seven children.
He had a dream to some day live on
the island he had fallen in love with on a
1965 voyage with three of his fellow Civil
Ten years later, after his mother's
death in Tampa's terrible yellow fever
epidemic of 1887, Will helped his aging
father build the clapboard New England-
style house on the windswept north point
of Anna Maria where he would live until
his death in 1898.
... and the Anchorage in 1977.
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For a fun family day on the water-
front, be sure to mark Saturday, Feb. 20,
on your calendar for the 11th Annual
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
During this special day, visitors
will be welcomed to help Cortezians
celebrate their love of the local marine
life and pride in their heritage. As in the
past years, festival-goers will enjoy a
variety of live entertainment that in-
cludes music, clog dancing, boat rides
on the Miss Cortez and, of course,
plenty of delicious seafood. There will
also be an Arts and Crafts Show and
tours and displays on marine live and
the commercial fishing industry. Chil-
dren will have the opportunity to watch
the famous "Pelican Man" feed and
tend to local birdlife. "Goose"
Culbreath will delight all with his
award winning fiddle playing!
This year the festival has a special
theme "Net Effects." In the face of a
rapidly developing and changing coast-
line, Cortez residents are struggling to
preserve their four- generation com-
mercial fishing heritage. Part of the fes-
tival activities will focus on efforts to
restore and preserve the fishing heritage
Festival hours will be from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. along the waterfront of Cortez
Village (just head west, towards the
beaches on Cortez Road you can't miss
it). Admission is $2, children under 12
There will be additional parking at
Coquina Beach with two shuttle boats
providing transportation across beautiful
Sarasota Bay ($2 round trip).
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Look for elephants on the Island next week when the Great American Circus comes to
town Feb. 26.
Big-Top preview Baby Lisa
is coming to town
A little pachyderm, 800-pound
Baby Lisa, will give Anna Maria Island-
ers their first taste of popcorn and peanuts
on Monday, Feb. 22, to preview the up-
coming arrival to the Island of Allan C.
Hill's Great American Circus.
On Monday, Baby Lisa, a 5-year-
old, 4-foot-tall baby African elephant, will
dance, do sign language and will even
play the harmonica for the students of
Anna Maria Elementary School at 10 am.
Baby Lisa will then perform at the School
of Constructive Play in Anna Maria City.
She will go on to dazzle audiences in the
parking lot of Island Foods, 3900 East
Bay Drive, Holmes Beach at 1 p.m.. All
three shows are open to the public!
The circus will debut its 1993 tour
on Friday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on
the grounds of the Holmes Beach City
Hall. The Anna Maria Island Community
Center is sponsoring the 3-ring, big-top
extravaganza to raise funds for its year-
round roster of over 40 programs.
The circus itself will arrive on the
Island to raise its 220 by 10-foot big top
the morning of Thursday, Feb. 26. All Is-
landers are invited to enjoy watching the
circus set-up as the it's giant trailers, col-
orful tents and array of animal pens start
to fill the City Hall grounds.
Adult tickets will be $8 through
Feb. 25, but will rise to $12 all day, Feb.
26. Free coupons for children under 12 are'
available throughout the area. Those tick-
ets will be $5 on show day.
Advance discount ticket outlets in-
clude: Manatee Sports Unlimited, 746-
6353; Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce, 383-2466; Gulf Drive Cafe, 778-
1919; Island Bazaar, 778-3443; Duffy's
Tavern, 778-2501; Home True Value
Hardware, 778-2811; and the Community
The Community Center receives
half of all proceeds from advance-ticket
sales, and its percentage of the gate on
show day is dependent on the amount of
tickets its volunteers sell prior to show
day, Feb. 26.
Cortez Fishing Festival
Carolyne Norwood, founder and past president of
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, received the
Award from Volunteer Ser-
vices of Manatee County at
its Fourth Annual Recogni-
tion Luncheon held at the
Bradenton Municipal Audi-
She was one of
eleven chosen from ap-
proximately 80 volunteers
and was the only Islander
in the group. Norwood
was presented with a
framed photo taken of her receiving the award from
Marge Vita of HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
"Norwood spearheaded the conception and
growth of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society,"
said Vita to an audience of several hundred. "She con-
tacted and motivated many people to donate time,
money and resources to transform a building built in
the 1920's into the Island Historical Museum. She
also planned the Grand Opening of the Island Mu-
seum and three annual Island Heritage Days," contin-
ued Vita outlining Norwood's volunteer contributions.
True to form, Norwood left the event to continue
planning the Anna Maria Island Historical Society's
Heritage Day on Feb. 20.
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-'otO: Joy Courtney
Valentine Day Dance
Jim Kronus, principal ofAnna Maria Elementary School,
accepts a check for $2,175 from Kiwanis President Jim
Howarth and Kiwanis member and dance chairman Bob
LoPiccolo. The Kiwanis packed the Anna Maria
Community Center with Islanders who enjoyed dancing to
the sounds of the a big band era to celebrate Valentine's
Day. Kronus stated the money would be used to purchase
computer hardware and software for the school.
Center to hold
A fund-raiser rummage sale will be held from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., on the
north end of Anna Maria Island. All proceeds will
benefit the over 40 programs for all ages offered year-
round at the Center.
The Community Center will gratefully accept
donations for the sale through Friday, Feb. 19. For
more information or to make a donation, call the Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
Fish Fry at
The Cortez Volunteer Fire Department will hold
a Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
Cortez Village Fire Station, 4517 123rd St. Ct. W.,
Adult tickets cost $4, children underl2, $2. Pro-
ceeds go to the Anna Maria Fire Department. For in-
formation call, 778-6621.
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VFW to sponsor
VFW Post 8199 and its Auxiliary will hold a
Spaghetti Dinner with all the trimmings at Anna Maria
Elementary School in Holmes Beach on Saturday,
Feb. 27. Dinner will be served between 4 p.m. and 7
p.m.. Tickets cost $4.
workshop at Island
"Managing Your Money During Retirement -
Key Concerns of Retired People," a seminar led by
Susan Stonestreed, CFP, CHFC, and John Daniels,
CFP, will be held at the Island Branch Library on
Thursday, Feb. 25, at 10: 30 a.m.
Call 778-4820 to make a reservation.
Key Royale Women's
Association to meet
The Key Royale Women's Association will meet
on Monday, Feb. 22, in the clubhouse. Tea will be
served at 12:30 p.m. with the program and meeting to
follow at 1 p.m.
The program will feature "Miss Gates" who will
appear in Colonial costume and speak about the for-
mative years of Bradenton and Sarasota. "Miss Gates"
is associated with the Manatee Historical Village.
Former public works
director to speak to
Charlie Kehm, former building inspector and
public works director for Anna Maria City for 15
years, will speak at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at
Anna Maria City Hall, Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.
The public is invited.
Kehm, who retired four years ago and built a
home on the Island about 30 years ago, will give ku-
dos to people who lived on Anna Maria Island in the
'50s and '60s.
to speak to Hi-12
Judge Becky Metcalf and Public Defender Elliot
Metcalf will present a program to the Hi-12 Club on
Thursday, Feb. 18.
Social hour will begin at noon at Pete Reynard's
restaurant in Holmes Beach. This is the Ladies" Day
program. All Master Masons and their guests are in-
vited. Reservations for Ladies' Day must be made
with John Lasson at 778-0115.
Charles Dickens offers
"one man" show
The famed storyteller Charles Dickens, in the
persona of Islander George Curry, will spin tales from
his famous stories during performances at Roser Me-
morial Community Church, Chapel annex, on Satur-
day, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3
p.m. and 8 p.m.
George Curry grew up in Dickens' country in
Dover, England, and combines his understanding of
Victorian England with a long history of theatrical
experience. His presentation of Dickens' own style of
"readings" has delighted audiences in Europe, India,
Australia, and New Zealand, as well as Canada and
the United States. Curry will perform his presentations
based on Dickens' own "one-man" theatrical shows,
performed during his hit tour of the United States in
The performances are sponsored by the Roser
Church Men's Club for the benefit of its charities.
Purchase tickets early seating is limited. Tickets cost
$5 each and are available at Roser Church on Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. For information, call 778-
What's happening off
the Island ...
Volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors are needed
for Earth Day '93 sponsored by Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful. All proceeds raised will be used to administer the
Keep Manatee Beautiful programs. The event takes
place Saturday, April 17. For details, call 795-8272.
Divorcees who must take a four-hour parenting
class to fulfill legal requirements may take an ap-
proved course through Manatee Community College
on March 1 and 3, 7-9 p.m.; March 19 and 26, 9-11
a.m.; March 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and March 29 and 31,
7-9 p.m. at the school's Bradenton Campus. The fee is
$25. Call 755-1511, ext. 4204 for details.
The Gallery at The Education Center in Long-
boat Key will exhibit, "New Artists-New Work" be-
ginning Monday, March 25 through April 2. Gallery
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
For additional information, call 383-8811.
A free "Savings Strategies For the 1990s And
Beyond," will be held at Morrison's Cafeteria, Sara-
sota Square Mall on March 3 at 3 p.m. The event is
sponsored by the Southern Assurance Group. Call
Manatee County Central Library will co-sponsor
a Living Trust Workshop, with the L.A.W. Clinic,
Thursday, March 4 at 11 a.m. in the library's audito-
rium. Call 748-5555 for further information.
Friends of the Central Library invite the public to
its auditorium on Tuesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. to listen
to Joseph Booth of Sarasota, a world traveler and pho-
tographer as he presents his photos taken in Xi'an,
China. For additional information call, 748-5555 or
The third and final term at The Educ ation Cen-
ter, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key starts
March 8. The school offers courses in fine and applied
arts, history, language, bridge, literature and fitness .
Additional courses to be offered are "Ballet from
Petipa To Alvin Ailey," "Greek Enriches English,"
"Satisfaction in Marriage, "Exploring Our Cultural
Selves," and "The Convergence of Science and Reli-
gion." Registration is going on now. Call 383-8811 for
Chamber social set
at Tia Lena's
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its February social at Tia Lena's restaurant,
1325 Gulf Dr. N., in Bradenton Beach. For informa-
tion call the Chamber at 778-1541.
Speaker on Icelandic
music to be
featured at library
The Friends of the Island Branch Library will
present the final program series "Focus on Florida" for
1992-1993 on Tuesday, March 2, at 3 p.m. in the
Walker-Swift Meeting Room. Dr. Amanda M. Burt,
musicologist, professor, administrator and writer, will
be the featured speaker.
Dr. Burt received her Ph.D. in Musicology from
The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. At
George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, she devel-
oped a series of world music courses and lectures. A
keen interest in Icelandic music and its performance
resulted in nine trips to that lively island in seven
years. "Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians"
commissioned her to submit 29 articles on Icelandic
music, composers, and instruments for its latest edi-
tion. She also received a commission to seek out the
general pattern and forms of music and its relationship
to the culture in the Orient and few Pacific Islands.
At Manatee Community College, Dr. Burt has
served in various administrative positions at both the
Bradenton and South campuses. She currently serves
as president of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Coun-
cil in Holmes Beach and is active in the development
of the Sarasota Music Archive.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For further information,
please telephone 778-6341.
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Debra Jean and the Melotones will be at the Community Center Feb. 26.
Big Band tickets still available
Memberships or pay-as-you-go
tickets are still available for the suc-
cessful Big Band program at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Dance to "your kind of music"
played by Debra Jean & The Melotones
in a magically transformed atmosphere
businesses to get
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce has formed an Education
Committee with Chamber Director Luke
Courtney as chairman. The purpose of the
committee is to involve local businesses
with-the education process at Anna Maria
Island Elementary School, and to provide
the students a first-hand understanding of
various types of Island businesses.
Jim Kronus, principal of Anna
Maria Island Elementary, believes chil-
dren formulate career path ideas as early
as grades 1 through 5. Therefore, it is not
too early, at the elementary school level,
to educate children about the various ca-
reers available to them. Local businesses
will provide speakers and open their busi-
nesses to the students to visit on field trips.
Numerous other ideas are in the planning
stage to provide more opportunities for
the children of the Island.
The committee, which will meet at
the elementary school every other Tues-
day at 8 am beginning March 2, will con-
sist of three teachers, two or three parents
and two or three representatives from lo-
Any parents or business owners
wishing to serve on the committee should
contact Luke Courtney at 778-5405.
The Manatee Chamber of Com-
merce Small Business Council's monthly
Small Business Roundtable will discuss
"Words of Wisdom: Free Counseling Ser-
vices for Small Businesses." The one hour
luncheon seminar is Wednesday, Feb. 24,
noon, at Mulcahy's Dog House, 4601
14th Street W. in Bradenton.
The roundtable will feature a panel
discussion with representatives from the
Small Business Development Center,
MCC, SCORE, The Sarasota County
Technical Institute, Manatee Vo-Tech and
the Manatee Chamber of Commerce
Call Georgina at the Chamber at
748-4842. ext. 23. for reservations.
of the big band era.
The next three Big Band dates
will be held on Fridays, Feb. 26, March
19 and April 16. All dances are BYOB
and will begin at 10 p.m. Call Cynthia
at the Center for tickets or additional
information at 778-1908.
date and time
Following one successful initiation
gathering, the Single Mothers Support
Group will meet at 6 p.m. every Thursday
starting Feb. 18 at the Anna Maria Island
Under the guidance of two trained
facilitators, the group's purpose is to pro-
mote the fellowship of single moms area-
wide and to provide an outlet for shared
concerns in a casual, friendly, atmosphere.
Free child care will be available dur-
ing the one-hour gathering and pizza and
beverage will be provided. All single
moms are invited to share ideas, experi-
ences and hopes with other women in an
honest, supportive discussion and activity.
For more information, call the Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
Roser- Memorial Community
Church will hold its annual Seagrape Fes-
tival on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. Doors open at
9:30 a.m. and will remain open to 2 p.m.
Items for sale are reasonably priced,
clean, and in good condition. The assort-
ment includes men's and women's used
clothing, shoes, purses, used books,
handicrafts, shell creations, jewelry, pot-
ted plants, crystal, china, "what nots," and
fresh bakery goods. Coffee will be avail-
able through the day and, after 11 a.m., a
light luncheon will be offered.
The over 30 Island members of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians and the La-
dies will offer a program featuring the
Clancy Brothers and Robbie O'Connell.
The show will be held at Ruth
Eckerd Hall in Clearwater starting at 2
p.m. Feb. 28.
Reservations are a must Tickets are
$32 each and include bus transportation
and admission to the show.
The group will leave Brady's Irish
Pub, 6781 Manatee Ave. W, at noon. For
reservations, call Dorothy Kitchenman at
795-1675 or Marie Uttendorfer at 792-
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(Head West toward the beaches on Cortez Road.)
Cortez Grand Ole' Oprey featuring award winning
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Becky Palmer and her Fretless Wonders
S' Paulous-Ramsey Band Ray Bryant on accoustics
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Display of Fishing Boats Coast Guard Tours
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Cortez, ($2.00 round trip charge).
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Professional Engineer Bill Pearce and
Field Technician Dan Goodrich from
Contract Drilling & Blasting, Inc., prepare
to move the Blastmate used to protect Gulf
structures from being damaged by heavy
equipment vibrations caused by the beach
Photo: Joy Courtney
Little blue box protects
By Joy Courtney
The Corps of Engineers is using the Anna Maria
Island Beach renourishment to conduct a unique ex-
periment. As part of a new quality control program
aimed at preventing possible structural damage caused
by excessive vibration, the Corps has instituted an "in-
surance policy," for the first time in its history.
The Corps required Great Lakes Dock and
Dredge Co., the contractor for our beach
renourishment project, to provide a system to monitor
potentially dangerous vibrations caused by the heavy
equipment moving the sand and pipe, and, if there is
any damage, to provide a basis to determine the
amount. Great Lakes hired Contract Drilling & Blast-
ing, Inc. to find the answer.
Bill Pearce, a professional engineer with 40
years experience, and in charge of the project for Con-
tract Drilling, said his job began before the
renourishment project even started. "We started by
taking 1,000 still photographs and two hours of video
tape of all the structures along the line of the
renourishment project. Then, engineers certified the
condition of each building," explained Pearce. "After
the job is done, we will do a post-construction survey
of all of the buildings by walking the beach to check
for any changes in the structures compared to the pre-
This makes legal sense, but what has Contract
Drilling done to prevent vibration damage instead of
just recording it? Pearce explained the answer was
found by turning to the demolition business.
In the demolition business, seismographs are
used to monitor blasting vibrations during projects
such as bridge demolitions. Taking a cue from this
procedure, four Blastmates, made by Instantel of
Ontario, Canada, have "walked" with the bulldozers
as they've proceeded with the beach renourishment
project; one beyond, one below and two in the middle.
Pearce explained a structure can take a maxi-
mum of a .5 inch movement before damage is antici-
pated. Set lower than a .5 inch movement, the
Blastmates record three types of vibrations to calcu-
late a Peak Vector Sum (PVS). If the PVS reaches a
.15 inch movement, the seismograph sets off a red
flashing light, warning the equipment operators; if
movement reaches .35 inch, a loud sound alarm goes
off bringing the project to a halt.
Pearce, along with his field technician Dan
Goodchild of Bradenton Beach, have constantly moni-
tored and moved the seismographs during the project,
placing them at strategic intervals and within 25 feet
of structures accepting sand. According to Pearce,
there haven't been any problems. "The alarms have
gone off, but its usually been because a tourist has
stumbled over the boxes," he said.
According to Pearce, the benefit of monitoring
program is two fold. First, the Corps of Engineers and
the dredging company will have a documented ac-
count of the entire project in case of any legal action.
Second, and, most important, the seismographs pro-
vide a comfort zone for property owners along the
length of the project they can be assured there is
something extra out there protecting their property.
'"" '";" Election revelry
.i. 1 1 Linda and George McKay
celebrate with Dottie and Roy
McChesney over the results of
the '93 Commission election.
Incumbent George McKay and
first time runner, Dottie
McChesney, won two year
seats on the Anna Maria City
Commission during the
election held last week. As an
,:. i, incumbent, McKay said he felt
this show of strong support
meant he was "headed in the
,- ..'- right direction." McChesney
'..:1;: : commented on her win with
"The bridge is an important
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as a good worker and a leader
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S believe I was elected."
Photo: Joy Courtney
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Anna's Feathered Friends
This snapshot taken on Anna Maria Island was recently chosen to be included in the 224-
page, hard-cover photographic journal, "Reflections ofTampa Bay."
captures photo honor
By Joy Courtney
"I was thrilled to get the letter
saying, 'Your photograph will be in-
cluded.' I guess its nice to have my
photographer's ego stroked, but what's
really great is to have the Island repre-
sented," said Islander Mark Ratliff of
Ratliff was referring to the current
fund-raising project by the Joshua
House In Tampa. (The Joshua House is
a treatment home for abused, neglected
or abandoned children.) Along with
Publix grocery stores, Scotty's and
WFLA-TV Channel 8, the Joshua
House held a Tampa Bay area photo-
graph contest in June of 1992. The win-
ners would be awarded by their work
appearing in the Joshua House, hard-
cover, limited edition of, "Reflections
of Tampa Bay."
Out of the 1,800 photographs sub-
mitted, 800 made the publication by
vote of the general public. "When I
went to the exhibit at the Tampa Bay
Center during the vote. I thought, 'Oh,
my.' There were only a few black and
white photos submitted most every-
thing was color. Ansel Adams would be
happy to know the art is not lost," said
Ratliff as an aside.
Ratliff shot "Anna's Feathered
Friends in 1988 while escorting his
four-year old cousin, Anna Marie
Carroll, to the beach in Anna Maria
City. (Anna Marie is now nine years
old and lives in Ocala.) "It was one of
those rare times everything worked,"
said Ratliff of his experience. "The
wind had to be coming from her back
so the birds would have a head wind,
and it was unusual for a four-year old to
hold her own with the birds sweeping
around her. I remember hoping against
hope that I had captured something on
that roll of film."
"I didn't have access to a dark room
at that time so Jack Elka (a professional
Island photographer known for his aerial
shots of Anna Maria) was kind enough to
let me use his. I was so curious to see
what I had, I checked the negatives while
they were still dripping, and there it was -
one really interesting shot. It was excit-
ing," he continued.
Ratliff stated he shares his honor
with former Islander and photographer
Jennifer Teeter who now lives in Holi-
day, FL. He explained that as a reserv-
ist, Teeter was sent to Saudi Arabia
during the Gulf War. Teeter placed
with her photograph titled, "Directions
to Tampa Bay" displayed over her
army reserve unit in Saudi Arabia dur-
ing Operation Desert Storm."
Graced with a beautiful cover of a
dolphin leaping against a sunset, "Re-
flections of Tampa Bay" is now avail-
able. To order a copy, send a check
payable to WFLA-TV for $53.37 to
WFLA-TV, 905 E. Jackson St., Tampa,
FL 33602. All proceeds will benefit the
Brandi Carr and Chris
Klein, both ofAnna
Maria City, cut their
wedding cake after
1) taking their marriage
vows on the outside deck
of Rotten Ralph's
: Restaurant in Anna
Maria City. After the
ceremony the couple
departed from the yacht
basin on fishing
Photo: Darla Becker
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Island Police Reports
No significant activity to report.
Feb. 4 1:00 a.m. 1800 blk SR. 789
Failure to pay traffic fines. Subject stopped for erratic
driving. Officer discovered suspect had seven suspensions
and citations for failure to pay traffic fines. Defendant
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Feb. 5 10:00 a.m. 1300 blk Gulf Dr
Trespassing.Ex-employees had been harassing employees
staff for several days. Motel owner placed trespass warning
against two subjects to prevent future problems.
Feb. 5 9:05 a.m. 2300 blk Ave C
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Feb. 7 4:23 p.m. 2300 blk S.R. 789
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1993 PAGE 12
Feb. 11 12:20p.m. 200blk71stSt
Domestic Woman locked herself in bedroom. Male friend
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Darn! It isn't '01' Blue Eyes' signature after all
By Joy Courtney
Right along with the rest of us, native-born Is-
lander John Holmes enjoyed reading "'01' Blue Eyes'
signature found in Island ledger in the January 21
issue of The Islander Bystander. The story was about
Islander Earl Cady and his discovery of old ledger
books, one of which was titled "Anna Maria Island
The ledger held more questions than answers.
Inside its pages were signatures of local Islanders and
military men from around the United States starting in
early 1943 and ending in August, 1945.
But, the real surprise came from two of the sig-
natures Frank Sinatra, New York, NY, and Franklin
Delano Roosevelt, Jr.
"What was the Service Club? How did these fa-
mous people, if the signatures are real, find their way
to Anna Maria Island? I'm still asking anyone and
everyone those questions. I find out some answers
which seem to lead to more questions," said Cady in
the original story.
In Cady's search to find some answers, he spoke
with Holmes who was born on Anna Maria Island in
1925. Holmes stopped by the Islander Bystander of-
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fice last week to tell us his story.
"I hated to tell Cady this, but I had to. To my
memory the signature isn't the Frank Sinatra's," said
Holmes. "John Sinatra (whose signature is four lines
above Frank's in the ledger) was in the Signal Corps,
was from Texas, and was stationed at the radar station
at the north end of the Island. Frank came to visit his
brother when the adults opened up the Service Center
on Saturday nights for square dancing."
Holmes said he was 17 at the time and ex-
plained that at the time there was an unwritten code -
as long as the Island "boys" behaved they were wel-
comed at adult activities. He and his buddies "be-
haved," because with an Island population of only
137, the Service Club offered a chance to meet some
girls! "One of the ladies asked Sinatra to sign the reg-
ister, but he wouldn't, so she signed it for him."
"John introduced Frank around. Frank was a
short, heavy-set guy who told us right off that he
couldn't sing," smiled Holmes. "After the dance, we
all went to the old Anchorage (again, the unwritten
"Frank kept telling us he couldn't sing, but we
got him half loaded and forced him to. Finally, he
sang with a song out of the jukebox. When it was
over, we all laughed and bought him another beer! I
remember it so clearly. So, there was a Frank Sinatra,
but it wasn't the Frank Sinatra."
"Now ,Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. actually
did come here. I met him when I was in the Air Force
(Holmes was called to duty while he was 17) stationed
at MacDill. I can't remember if he was a captain or a
major at the time, but I do remember him as a party
person. He came by to wish us all luck," said Holmes,
Holmes also remembered why "the adults"
started the Service Club.
"Soldiers came from all over. They came from
Camp Weatherford Boy's Club in Bradenton where
flight training was being given, and from the Braden-
ton Sarasota Airport and the Venice Army Airfield -
just from all over. They all came to the Island looking
for action, so that's why the Service Club was
formed," he explained.
"Reading all the signatures in the Service Club
book really brought back a lot of memories. They're
mostly all gone now, those memories," lamented
Holmes, "but it's good that we can recall them."
And it's good there are Islanders like Cady who
want to remember, no matter how many twists and
turns history may take.
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LEM ARTS AND CRAFTS
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Photo: Joy Courtney
The curious science seekersPhoto Joy Courtney
Teachers aide Judy Arnold and student Shania Gibbany look over one of the award winning science
projects completed by the students in the fourth and fifth grade. The winners of this event will go on to
compete in the Manatee School Board Science Fair at the DeSoto Mall.
Tops in science
honored at fair
The first, second, and third place winners of the
fourth and fifth grades' Science Fair at Anna Maria
Elementary School will go on to compete in the
Manatee County School Board Science Fair to be
held at the DeSoto Mall on Friday, Feb. 26 through
Sunday, Feb. 27. The awards ceremony will take
place at 2 p.m. at the mall on Sunday.
The fourth grade students earning top honors in
the Biology category were Kaelan Richards, first
place; Kelsey Lashway, second place, and Scott
MacGregor, Janae Haupt, Suzanne Wight, Mike
Armstrong, Beatrice Pohl-Willmott, and Greg
Granstad, third place. Honorable Mention went to
Adina Bridges, Lucina Courtney, Mark Manali, Jes-
sica Foraker, and Elizabeth Caudill.
The fourth grade students coming out on top in
the Physical category were Jesse Ferguson, first place;
Logan Bowes, second place, and Natalie Van
Wormer, Seth Mitchell and Kiernan Wilkins, third
place. Honorable Mention went to Kati Trese, Melissa
Mixon and Jon McLaughlin.
The fifth grade students who placed in the Biol-
ogy category were J.D. Hapner, first place, Colt
Fletcher and LarissA deBetz, second place, and Sarah
Janek, Kimberly Barrett, and Evan Fishbach in third
place. Honorable Mention went to Nicole Brockway
and Chad Sine,
First Place in the fifth grade Physical category went
to Annie Brooks, and Derek Pettigrew; Jeff LeGrand and
Myles Cameron took second place, and Logan Shields
took third place. Honorable Mention went to Maggie
Freeman, Kyle Riter, Victoria Wogatzke, Chris Blake,
Manon Wacker, Michael Smith, Debbie Oliveira, Gabriel
Buky and Nicole Wagner.
First place for a class science project went to the
first grade class taught by Pat Stockton. Honorable
Mention went to the students in Debbie Thomas' sec-
ond grade class and Lori Garrisi's kindergarten class.
Students of Maureen Loveland's
kindergarten class review Pat
Stockton's first grade class science
"' project. The project asked this
question. "I wonder if evaporation
occurs at the same rate in different
Areas of the room? The children put
cylinders of water at the window, in
the sink and in the closet of their
classroomfor a six week period
then charted their results. The
answer was "yes," the water did
evaporate at different levels.
Photo: Joy Courtney
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Photo: Joy Courtney
Farewell to a great volunteer
Joyce Warren, a school volunteer, has given close to 2,000 hours of her time to help the
teachers and students of Anna Maria Elementary School.. Five out of the last seven
years of her volunteer work have been devoted to helping the classes taught by third
grade teacher Toni Lashway, and, needless-to-say, both teacher and students hate to see
her go. As Joyce leaves for a new life in Kentucky, let it be known that she is taking with
her many hearts and heartfelt thanks for her devotion to our Island school.
Welcome to the world
Matthew Steven Ibasfalean was born on Feb. 5, to Kimberly and Mark
Ibasfalean of Cortez. Mother and baby are doing fine!
The proud maternal grandparents are Doyal and Becky Raburn. Doyal re-
cently retired from the U. S. Postal Service serving Holmes Beach, and Becky is
lead teller at Goldome.
The delighted paternal grandparents are George and Vilma Ibasfalean. The
senior Ibasfaleans live in Cortez near their new grandson.
Sunday school now at Harvey Memorial
Children from ages five to ten
years of age are invited by Harvey Me-
morial Church, 300 Church St.,
Bradeniol Bea3ch, to attend lunday
School from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Mr. Terry Anderson from Pine
Trailer Park will conduct the class to
include rating Bible stories.
Photo: Joy Courtney
For the week ending February 5, these are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School. First row are Mark Sankey, Sarah McLaughlin, Katherine Byerly,
Ashley Chiles, Ian Frederickson and Dakota Whitaker. Back row are Akela Collins, Jon
Ross, Shannon Bell, Jennifer Back and Crystal Stephens.
Anna Maria School menu
Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Peanut Butter, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Ham Pattie on Bun, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Jello
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Cup
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Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun, Tater Tots, Lettuce and Tomato, Fruit Cup
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Photos: Joy Courtney
Above, Island Branch Librarian Sarah Bicknell, receives the school's "Volunteer Hugs
and Kisses Award"from Principal Jim Kronus. Bicknell represents the parents,
grandparents, relatives and friends ofAnna Maria Elementary School who give
generously of their time to the benefit of the students.
By Joy Courtney
The Anna Maria Art League and its Island Gallery
West have been toying with the idea of becoming sepa-
rate entities for a couple years now. The League estab-
lished the Gallery in Holmes Beach a few years ago to
offer artists a professional place to sell their work and as
a base for the League's art lessons, workshops, programs
and meetings. Due to increased demand for both gallery
space and art instruction, the time has come the League
and the Gallery are separating so both can grow.
According to Sydney McKenha, president of the
Art League, space is the main reason for the League's
move. The Art League is currently working with Richard
and Susan Thomas, who now own the old Deam Medical
Building in Holmes Beach located at the southern end of
Marie A. Schoettl
Marie A. Schoettl, 72, of Anna Maria, died Feb. 8 in
HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Baltimore, Mrs. Schoettl came to the area
from there in 1976. She was a homemaker. She was a
member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Gartman of
Anna Maria; and a grandchild.
No local visitation was held. A Memorial Mass was
said at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Sarasota.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Asso-
ciation, 1343 Main St., Suite 417, Sarasota, Fla. 34236.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-
Above, Anna Maria
teacher Pat Stockton
(right) serves breakfast to
two of the school's eighty
volunteers who were
honored at its Valentine
Breakfast. With an
increasing student body,
now at approximately 380
students, the work, from
manning the computer lab
to being a homeroom
parent, performed by the
volunteers has become
Holmes Boulevard, to renovate part of the building into
two classrooms and a storage area both conducive to
maintaining, and possibly expanding, the League's exist-
ing art programs. The League is scheduled to move into
their new quarters in May.
In turn, Island Gallery West will have the opportu-
nity become a professional artists' co-operative along the
lines of Art Uptown, Inc. in Sarasota.
"Since they (the artists) rent from us, we (the
League) have control over their activities such as in ad-
vertising. With the League no longer involved, they will
have more freedom to incorporate into a co-operative.
The Gallery's growth potential will be unlimited," ex-
According to McKenna the official date of the split
is May 30, 1993.
Ruth E. Purvis
Ruth E. Purvis, 69, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 12
at her residence.
Born in Frostproof, she came to Holmes Beach
from Brandon in 1987. She was a homemaker and a
She is survived by four daughters, Nancy Gabris of
Brandon, Marjorie Braddy of Jacksonville, Pat Springer
of Waterloo, Iowa, and Linda Martz of Sebring; two sons,
Bob Purvis of Holmes Beach and Ron Purvis of Cape
Coral; one sister, Rozella Toronga of Fort Meyers; 15
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in Pinecrest Cemetery
of Sebring. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Bradenton
Fuel Uve Bait
SShip's Store BOAT RENTAL MP I A
Bottom Painting thru
Boat Storage 2a2 HP
Bulk Oil-in your container s to c
Five O'Clock Marine ,
412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
,Jdohnsan' AUTHORIZED SERVICE:
S OUTOARONa Johnson, Evinrude, OMC
OUTBOARD SALES Sea Drive & OMC Cobra Stem Drive
ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
FEB. AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
THU 18 9:55P* 2ft 4:38 -.4ft 12:09 1.1ft 3:13 ift
FRI 19 10:38P*2ft 5:08 -.3ft 12:17 1.2ft 4:02 .8ft
SAT 20 11:19P* 1.9ft 5:33 -.2ft 12:29 1.2ft 4:41 1.7ft
SUN 21 11:55P* 1.8ft 5:54 -.lft 12:34 1.3ft 5:24 .5ft
MON 22 6:13 0.0ft 12:45 1.4ft 5:59 .4ft
TUE23 12:33 1.7 6:28 .2ft 1:00 1.6ft 6:42 .2ft
WED 24 12:16 1.1f 6:45 .3ft 1:20 1.7ft 7:24 .1ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later.
Low Tides 1 hour and 6 minutes later.
Third PM tide is indicated P
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JM] THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 18, 1.993 0 PAGE 18
Cherie A Deen. LNIT
formerly .a SkisrjuonaJ Bu,\
Now% AccepLung .\ppoirunmenUr
Stephen G. Pelham, M. D.
announces the association of
FAMILY PRACTICE I
3909 East Bay Drive
Accepting Medicare Assignment
as of January 1, 1993
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
778-1007 Day/Night 9 to 5: 778-6631
Church James M Metts, Jr. Pastor
9:45 AM .................................... SUNDAY SCHOOL
8:45 ...............................SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
11 AM ............................ SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
7 PM ............................... SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
7 PM .........................WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
Nursery for all Services
"A Loving People, On a Lovely Island, Preaching Christ!"
8605 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida 778-0719
oer W cmoricfl Communttity littrclj
The Rev. An Interdenominntional Christian Chlurcl
Frank W. Serving the Cornntniity Since 1913
Pastor 9:00............... FIRST WORSHIP
9:00 ..r ............ Sunday School
10:30...:........... Children's Church
Sat. 5 PM..........Seaside Worship
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
Come, Celebrait Chrst Transportation & Nursery Atailtble 778-0414
Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A potpourri of
fish bricks and bouquets
By Bob Ardren
Sometimes you just don't know whether to throw a
brick or a bouquet. Especially at government.
First a brick:
There are 18 members on the local Agency on Bay
Management charged with the well-being of Tampa Bay.
In the course of their business recently, the issue arose of
whether commercial purse seiners should continue haul-
ing "bait fish" from local waters especially since every-
one agrees baitfish stocks are in virtual collapse.
The proposed ban would have recommended stop-
ping purse seining in all waters of Tampa Bay and within
three miles of the coast off Manatee, Hillsborough and
Pinellas counties. Not that the recommendation has the
force of law, you understand, but it certainly would have
carried weight with state the Marine Fisheries
Commission and hence ultimately, the governor and
Cabinet who do make final decisions.
So what does this illustrious group of 18 do? The
seemingly impossible. They split three ways. Six folks for
the ban, six against it and six abstaining. What a bad joke
- on the sealife and ultimately the citizens.
They're agreed to try again to decide within the next
month or so.
For years purse seiners pulled millions of pounds of
"bait fish" out of our local waters, but with the collapse of
the fishery, only six or eight boats still work the area. Just
enough to really finish things off, in my opinion.
And now a bouquet.
The Florida Sea Grant College Program is celebrat-
ing 20 years of helping Floridians make the best possible
use of our marine resources, while at the same time fos-
tering a conservation ethic. I think of them as an extension
service for the water.
In a state with more than 1,300 miles of coastline,
the Sea Grant tries, and often succeeds, in connecting
human coastal populations with the marine environment.
Local marine extension agent John Stevely in Palmetto is
involved in things as diverse as helping commerical
fisherfolks with tax guides to helping land-dwellers cor-
rectly trim their mangroves.
Like Sea Grant itself, Stevely tends to focus on
practical applications. If you'd like to make your own
connection with Sea Grant, the phone in Palmetto is (813)
Do something positive for local waters plant a
mangrove. Actually, volunteers are needed to plant some
2,000 mangroves at the Leffis Key Habitat site on Satur-
day, March 6, between 9 am. and 3 p.m.. Bring a shovel
if you've got one, pocket knife and even a post hole dig-
ger if you can dig one up.
Oh, and wear shoes that can get wet, since bare feet
aren't permitted, or even very smart in water this cold.
To sign up and for directions, just call Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful at 795-8272 or 795-8196. And in a plug they
deserve, the mangrove plants are being donated by Con-
servation Consultants, Inc. of Manatee County.
They're going to have to do something about the
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival scheduled for next
Saturday. It has become too much fun and I can prove
it by the ever-increasing size of the crowds.
There will be boat rides on the Miss Cortez, marine
life displays, a touch tank, demonstrations of cast net
throwing and net repair and blue crab races. For those
among us who've led a sheltered life, there'll even be a
chance to learn to open oysters. That alone is worth the $2
price of admission for adults. Children under 12 are free.
(I've always personally favored having the kids
open my oysters since they seem to enjoy it so much and
it gives me more time to enjoy the "finest product of the
brewer's art.") Just make sure they wear a good glove to
ward off those ugly scars some of us still carry around on
our palms from a slipped knife.
Anyway, for some good food, good music and cer-
tainly, a good time wander on over to Cortez between
10 am. and 5 p.m. Saturday. The festival is sponsored by
the Cortez chapter of the Organized Fishermen of Florida
to educate people to the environmental problems facing
Florida's fishery resources.
Bonita, bluefish and
Spanish mackerel are out there
By Mike Heistand
Arkee from the Bradenton Beach Pier reports
that a lot of founder and sheepshead are being caught
with whiting and trout being caught at night. Accord-
ing to Arkee, fishing has been great!
Captain Tom Chaya says redfish have been his
best catches this week producing limit catches of reds
and a few sheepshead.
Dewey on the Rod & Reel Pier reports anglers
have been catching redfish and permit with shrimp,
trout with love's lures, and a lot of founder. He also
said some were catching snook with shrimp, but
they're not in season yet.
Captain Mark Bradow says a few cobia and trout
have been caught this week with lots of.sheepshead.
Pete from Annie's Bait & Tackle reported Cap-
tain Zack with "Dee Jay II" said sheepshead were
peaking with big guys up to nine pounds. The Gulf is
producing lots of gray trout with some large speckle
trout mixed in up to 25 inches. Also, bonita, bluefish
and Spanish mackerel are out there. The Bay has been
producing nice trout, flounder and redfish.
Golf Tip: Slices, pull and block shots are sometimes caused by lining your
shoulders left of the target. To help square your shoulders to the target, imagine
a beam of light shining from your shirt's left pocket logo onto the ball. When the
light points at the ball you know your shoulders are parallel to the target line.
bjurcb( of the Annunciation
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SATURDAY, FEB. 20
9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
SHome Baked Goods, Jewelry, Linens,
Appliances, Good Stuff, Plants,
Household & Misc. Hot Dogs & Cold
S Drinks Available.
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S FUNERAL HOMES
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720 Manalee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Cortez Road West (813) 778-4480
(813) 748-1011 FAX 746-6459
Key Royale Golf News
By Bob Woods
On Feb. 18, Art Fowler got his golfing thrill at
the Key Royale Club, with a hole-in-one on number
More recently, at the match play championship
at the same club, Ed Sosnowski of North Harbour
Point closed out his opponent four and three to win the
On Feb. 15, Joe Funk of Perico Bay won the 18-
hole match play tournament, closing out his opponent
five and three.
For Sale by Owner/Builder
II[ THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER FEBRUARY 18, 1993 M PAGE 19
Little League sign sales rounding first base
As of this week, over 30 local businesses have
"come up to the plate" to support the Anna Maria Is-
land Little League by purchasing advertising signs to
be displayed at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center during the up-coming Little League season.
To join the Little League team, businesses or
organizations can have a 2 foot by 4 foot reusable
sign, of their own design, prepared by the Little
League for only $25. Then for only $100, the signs
will decorate the fences behind the stands and around
the outfield of the baseball park throughout the Little
League season which ends in June 4 months of ad-
vertising for only $100 (tax deductible) This is a
great opportunity for businesses to advertise and sup-
port a very worthwhile cause.
To "sign up" call Luke Courtney, vice-president
Anna Maria Island Little League, at 778-5405.
Some of the businesses and organizations that
have already "signed up" are: Air & Energy, AMFD,
Bali Hai, Betsy Hills Real Estate, Coconuts, D. Coy
Ducks, Duffy's Tavern, Far Away Places Travel, Five
O'Clock Marine, Fran Maxon Real Estate, Galati
Marine, Holmes Construction, Island Bazaar, Island
Discount Tackle, Island Lumber, and Island Medical.
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath overlooking Watson's
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OF ANNA MARIA
9906 Gulf Drive
Next to the
Anna Maria Post Office
Deep Canal Home
1/2 Block to Bay &
3 Blks to Gulf Beach
2BR/2BA, about 2,000 sf,
15 x 30 Pool,
516 56th St, Holmes
Beach. $187,000. Call
owner for appointment!
CHOICE location on
Bay, walking beach,
designed for PRIVACY;
wall of glass in
kitchen & Master BR
landscaping, light &
bright & fun. $395,000
BY OWNER 778-4488
BUY IT. SELL IT.
The Prudential ( Florida Realty We Are da
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
Anna Maria Island.
NORTH POINT HARBOR This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath is a 4,500
s.f. masterpiece, with a spectacular view of Tampa Bay and the
Sunshine Skyway bridge. An artistic entryway leads to an im-
pressive and elegant European style floorplan. All bedrooms
and living areas have beautiful views. A circular drive winds
gracefully to a four car garage. #KS900. ... $750,000.
WILDWOOD SPRINGS Very nice large 2 Bedroom, with
enclosed balcony. Beautiful pool area, tennis, close to shop-
ping, restaurants, and golf course. Extremely nice 2nd floor,
1700 model! Glass enclosed lanai, fully insulated with double
hung windows and pocket doors. High efficiency Heat
Pumps. NICE! #KS196 ... $79,000.
CLUB LONGBOAT BEACH & TENNIS Seldom available.
Turnkey, very tastefully furnished. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Active
complex with Har-Tru Tennis courts, pool, sauna, and beach.
A MUST SEE! #KS 281 ... $245,000.
VERY NICE DUPLEX 1/2 block off of the Gulf of Mexico.
Larger side is turnkey furnished. Professionally landscaped.
#KS688 ... $172,000.
SPACIOUS KEY ROYALE on large corner lot with golf
course view. Newer dock, custom Spanish mosaic tile, room
for pool, great floor plan for entertaining. Large utility area
could be office. #KS509 ... 0239,000.
YOUR OWN LANDLORD! $115,900 #00381 ... Bradenton Beach duplex, 2 bedroom,
1 bath each side. Good investment! Only a short walk to beach.
COZY ISLAND HOME! $109,900 #98887 ... 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with fireplace.
Room for pool. HAPPY ENDINGS BEGIN HERE!
HAPPY ENDINGS HERE! RUNAWAY BAY! $84,000 #50096 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo. Turnkey furnished. This condo has view of pond & pool! On-site manager.
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 778-6467
4 Plex! $159,900 #99732 ... Great rental! Close to
beaches. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden now or 778-2692 eves.
GREAT INVESTMENT! $285,000 #50669 ... Six units
for rental income! Swimming pool, beach access. Call
T. Dolly Young 778-5427 or Carol Heinze 792-5721 eves.
ISLAND DREAM! $132,000 #50215 ... 2 bedroom, 1
bath, elevated, near wide walking beaches. Call Roni
McCuddin now or 778-5585 eves.
SUNBOW BAYI $120,000 #50623 ... 2 bedroom, 2
bath condo. Enjoy beautiful sunrise! Call Karin B.
Stephan now or 388-1267 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available beginning at
$500. Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368 evenings.
CAROL HEINZE CRS
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach. R 34217
(813)778-0766 12 E
Fox (813) 778-3035 i B
After Hours (813) 792-5721
The Prudential -
T. Dolly Young, IMS
offers for sale: motels, apartments,
commercial property, vacant land,
investment property, and your dream home.
OFFICE 778-0766 MOBILE: 350-1817[ @
AFTER HOURS: 778-5427
New, custom-built 3 bedroom, 2 bath canal front home. Located on a
private Lake La Vista Cul de Sac in the City of Anna Maria.
Features include a formal dining room with French doors leading to a
breakfast porch, maple kitchen with tile floors and a 4-seat counter
overlooking great room with vaulted ceiling. French doors lead to a large
screened porch overlooking the canal. Other features include tiled baths,
walk-in closets, laundry room, solid pine doors and pine framed windows
throughout. Plus, many more features in this quality built 2,500 sq. ft. home.
A must see at only $223,500.
Mi THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 18, 1993 M PAGE 20
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(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. Box 2150
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Classic Canalfront Residence
This handsome 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Key Royale
treasure was just listed! Amenities include a spa-
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canal with boat dock. A bright, convenient kitchen
adjoins the comfortable breakfast room and
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OfCfice. I 13) 778-6654
After Hours: 1813) 778-1785
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Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
STATELY ELEGANCE EXCEPTIONAL BUY
Very secluded tropical setting in Marina Isle. 3BR/2B, 2BR/2.5B townhouse with gulf views from master suite.
pool, water views. Must see to believe. $399,900. Paul Private 2 car garage, lots of storage. Great location turn-
Collins, 778-4330. key furnished. $109,500. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
ISLAND HOME $1
this property is great
3BR/2B and family
circular drive, room
Wendy Foldes, 755-0
IN A SETTING OF TR
furnished first floor unit
screened lanai, garage a
to beach. $199,900. Jef
HAPPILY EVER AFT
2BR/2B. Family room k
den becomes a hospital
buy! $110,000. Toni Ki
SPACIOUS 3BR UNI'
a first class complex th
court and boat dock. i
price. $99,000. Ken Ric
.37,500 Just 3 blocks to beaches, A PERFECT LOCATION! Just 2.5 miles to the beach from
for a family or retirees who need this beautiful Perico Island townhouse. Pool, tennis and club-
room. Large lot (100x100) has house. 3BR/3B. Large kitchen, formal dining. $113,000. Don
for boat or RV and citrus trees, and Karen Schroder. 778-2200.
826. BAY FRONT ESTATE Total privacy and spectacular
IANQUIL CHARM Exceptionally views of Bay and Intracoastal. Grounds encompass entire
overlooking Palma Sola Bay. Large end of a bay front peninsula. Quality craftsmanship. Pool
nd more. Model condition. Minutes and boat dock. $750,000. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.
f Granston, 756-5234. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH FUN Choice Key
ER Easy living for the busy couple. Royale location with in-ground caged pool on a deep water
:eeps the rest of the house neat. The canal. 2BR/2B plus computer/hobby room. Start enjoying
le guest room in minutes. Fantastic the good times now. $169,000. Toni King, 778-1785.
ng, 778-1785. MARINERS COVE Magnificent complex features pool,
T With outstanding water views at lighted tennis courts, boat dockage and fabulous views of
iat features a pool, hot tub, tennis Bay and intracoastal. Several units in various price ranges,
Convenient location, outstanding $219,500 to $350,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826 or Pat
:kett. 778-3026. Landsberg, 792-3397.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
GULF FRONT 2BR 2BA turnkey furnished unit in
complex with pool, elevator and close to shopping and
restaurants. Sit on your balcony and watch the sunsets
or cross the street and walk the wide, long beach. Priced
at $99,900. Call Stan Willliams for details.
,: ': : ,~- :.,, ,,.
7 5:2"..Ik___ .
NAUTILUS DIRECT GULF FRONT Over $21,000 annual
income from this prime second floor apartment with fabu-
lous views. Complex offers heated pool, tennis, resident
manager and excellent rental program. Owner financing
available. $192,500 furnished. Call Dave Moynihan.
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT Fully furnished 2BR -
2BA top floor, end unit with fabulous view of the Bay.
Deep water boat dock and one block to prime beach.
Offered at $125,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
BEACH HOUSE 3BR 3BA Beach house directly on
the Gulf of Mexico. Views are Spectacular! Wide
beach for shelling or walking. Priced at $299,900.
Details from Stan Williams.
WIDE SANDY BEACHI In front of this lovely 2BR-2BA, LA PLAYITA CONDO 2BR-2BA townhouse in Holmes
turnkey fumished condo. Many conveniences including eat- Beach. Close to beach and shopping. Large pool and
in kitchen, washer/dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, recreation area. Garage parking with extra storage
security entrance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams. room. Priced at $79,900.
SEVERAL SELECT WINTER RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE.
CALL LISA OR VALERIE FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES!
THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 18, 1993 I PAGE 21
DATE ADDRESS TYPE FROM/TO
1/28 226 Periwinkle Plaza Home Keller to Karasiewicz
1/29 507 Magnolia Lot Lardas/Stelle
1/26 2401 Av B
1/28 2516 Av C
Duplex Vienna Restaurant/Drumm
1/26 633 Key Royale Dr Home Martin Beverag
1/26 647 Key Royale Dr Home Temkin/Rizzo
1/29 105 34th St Home McDonald, EtcJCaron
1/29 3705 E Bay Dr Tiesler/Vanmechelen
,e, IncJMartin UK
elevated 3bed/2bath/2carport home, 1,570 s.f., built 1986
75x116 canal lot
$73,500 50x100 Bay View Lot
$103,000. elevated4bed/2bath/2carport duplex, 1,800 s.f., built in 1982
3bed/3bath/2car/pool home, 1,391 s.f., built in 1970
3bed/3bath/2car/pool home, 1,700 s.f., built in 1971
ground level 4bed/2bath duplex, 1,500 s.f., built in 1974
elevated 2bed/2bath condo, 1,200 s.f., built in 1979
A Paradise and a New Beach!!!
CUSTOM BUILT ANNA MARIA HOME -3
Bed., 2 Ba. 2 car garage. Lots of room to
roam. 2 blks to Rod & Reel Pier & glorious
SHELL POINT CONDO -2 Bd., 2 Ba.
Complex offers pool, tennis, putting green
and active clubhouse. $120,000.
GULFWATCH CONDOS -Watch the boats
cruise down the intracoastal waterway from
this direct Bayfront unit featuring 2 Bd., 2
Ba., screened balcony in 1,200 sf of living
SALE! SUPER PRICE REDUCTION!
From .$.Ze06-to $450,000. Panoramic Bay front
home in choice Key Royale location. 3 bedroom, 2.5
bath with enormous dock and endless views! Over
3,000 s.f. This absolutely won't last. Make your offer
today. The seller is willing to talk!
Call Patty ... $450,000.
Office 383-3708 or Evenings 778-5295
Hire an exceptional
REALTOR with a proven
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With integrity, knowledge
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S will go the extra mile for
Longboat Key and Anna
Maria Island's finest
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!
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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
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Close to the sparkling Gulf beaches is this duplex
with 2BR/1 BA and screen porch each unit. Excel-
lent rental history! There is a FHA assumable
mortgage. Call Ken Jackson today! Priced to sell
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Ucensed Real Estate Broker
9701 GULF DRIVE P.O. Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Two bedroom, waterfront condo in Anna Maria.
First floor unit includes new imported ceramic
flooring, newly carpeted bedrooms, mirrored
closet doors and water view. Enjoy your private
deck directly "over the water" plus step down to a
spacious boat dock for your boat. Only $87,500!
Call for appt. today.
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
Pool, boat dock. Stunning 3 bedroom,
2 bath plus, plus home. Cathedral ceil-
ing, double fireplace, beautiful land-
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave., P.O. Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
operty? Please call an ISLAND REALTY -
real estate offices working together to
services. Over 75 combined years of
we are long established ISLAND offices!
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Owners of 202 Lakeview are coming down end of
February to make all necessary repairs. Perhaps
an offer before they get here will bring handsome
rewards. 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage.
Dock, davits. 125' seawall. Central vac. Fireplace.
$180,000 repaired & turnkey furished.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Uc Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P. O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
You can do it all in the pages of the
NEW LISTING GULF VIEW CONDO: Exceptionally clean,
splendid view and value for this 2BR, 2BA updated condo with
ceramic tile, Berber carpet, eat in kitchen, central vacuum, 2
covered parking spaces, pool, sauna, on site professional man-
agement. Priced at $179,000. Furnished turnkey. Call Carol
Williams for appointment, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
NEW LISTING CANAL- BAYVIEW: View the Bay and Inter-
coastal Waterway from most rooms of this 2BR, 2BA open floor
plan home. Screened lanai, huge storage and recreation area.
Buyer's Warranty and OWNER PREFERS TO FINANCE.
Priced at $168,000. Call Carol Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718
REDUCED!!! GULF FRONT COMPLEX: Two BR, 1.5BA
poolside condo in a Holmes Beach adult community. 2 pools,
(1 heated) shuffleboard, recreation and exercise room, possible
owner financing. Reduced to $95,900. Call Carol Williams for
appointment, 778-0777 office, 778-1718 evenings.
REDUCED EXTRAORDINARY OCTAGON HOME: Individual
3 level, 3BA, 3BA dream of a townhome with a private roof-top
deck This unique elegantly turnkey furnished jewel is nestled in a
waterfront condo setting for the best of both worlds for carefree
ownership. Spectacular views of lagoon and bay. Don't miss it!
Reduced to $324,900. Call Judy Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext. 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS
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SCAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
STop Loader and Front Loader Machines
Double Stacked Dryers Coin & Bill Changer
SW OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
ROOF REPAIRS INSURED LICENSED
CARPENRY GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLEPLY ROO 746-6643
Bringman Roofing, (nc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles
* Free Estimates
526 SPRING AVENUE
With lustrous finishes, Kohler@ stainless steel kitchen sinks
reflect a strict attention to style and function. Visit our
showroom LaPensee Plumbing can help you achieve your
kitchen or bath design. We are a full service company,
specializing in repairs, remodeling and new construction.
THE BOLD LOOK
778-5622 LIC. #RF0049191
5348-B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
A D V.E R A- .I SI.Nr 0
SLEEPER SOFA w/green tapestry upholstery $50,
kitchen table w/4 chairs (green) $20, 2 lounge chairs
$10 a piece. All in good condition. 778-3406.
WANTED Stained glass, wanted tools, supplies, pli-
ers, grinders, soldering iron control, etc. 778-7922.
QUEEN SIZE Sleep sofa (beige tweed) $175, 2 blue
ginger jar lamps, painted desk & chair, other items
EXERCISE BIKE for sale. Good condition. 778-7331.
ELECTRIC hospital type bed. $400 OBO. 751-6652.
BALDWIN ACROSONIC PIANO recently tuned,
french provincial cherry wood. $800 778-5934.
DRAPES 105 X 93 (off-white), 135 X 93 (white), 75 X
94 (beige) and all of above have matching liners and
traverse rods included, $25 pair. 1 pair yellow drapes
45 X 41 with the rod. 1 Chandelier, wicker shade with
globe light, $15. 778-7422.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 4ft X 4ft, almond color,
like new $75. 778-2363.
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.
SUPER SALE Art & craft supplies, kids stuff, furniture,
appliances. To benefit AMI Art League. Sat 2/20,9-3.503
N Bay Blvd, across from Bay Front Park, Anna Maria.
SALE 153 Crescent, Anna Maria. 8am, Feb 20.
Round oak table, 4 duncan phife chair, tables, bed-
ding, lamps, hid-a-bed, carpet, lots of misc.
GARAGE SALE Feb 20, 9am 1pm. Misc items, in-
terior doors, wicker bar stools. 417 Clark Dr.
GARAGE SALE Baby crib, baby items, household
items, misc stuff. 204 Archer Way, Anna Maria. Sat
Feb 20, 8am.
STREET SALE Sat Feb 27, 9-2. Pines Trailer Park,
Bradenton Beach. Arts & crafts, hot dogs and pies.
1974 VW THING runs great. 1978 Ford van, V/8, runs
areat. some rust. $500 778-4990.
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.
19' RENKEN Bowrider, 115 hp OB, bimini. Trailer,
excellent. $3,600. Eves 778-2907, days 813-327-
1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer included.
Worth $14,000. Sacrifice at $12,000. 778-4084 or
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience. Also
some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don 778-
CHEERFUL COMPANION In home care. Light clean-
ing, cooking, driving, refined dependable, island resi-
dent. Full or part time. 778-9617.
NEW RESIDENT on island. Former 23 years military
police officer looking for sharp, proud and responsible
security/police unit to work with. Have many years as
a military police company supervisor. Terry 778-0440.
CLEANING HOMES, apartments, condos, seasonal
rentals, boats and commercial. Impeccable service.
Call for free estimate. 778-4381 leave message.
FINE ALTERATIONS By Sandy. For all your clothing
needs. 778-7808 after hrs 778-3079.
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A m -ACR Combined
ALCR |Services Inc.
LAWN Commercial Residential
IC Yard Clean Up Plantings
RVICE "--- Free Estimates 778-9665
778-2441 or 794-1543
REPAIRS PARTS REASONABLE PRICES
501 Village Green Parkway Bradenton
"Serving Florida Since 1959"
of Florida, Inc. Rxoo05455
SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
STATE LICENSED CONTRACTOR CRC017380
New Home Construction
S STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
S* ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
S- COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
FAMILY OWNED AND
OVER 10 YEARS
7:30 TO 5
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
Let's talk about...
Are you going away and closing your home for
even a short while? A Humidistat will help
prevent mildew formation. Installed onto your
present A/C unit, it works in conjunction with the
thermostat to run your unit only when the two
humidity forming conditions are met.
For only *69.90 you can buy "peace of mind." Let
us install one for you. Our price includes installation
"You are #1 with us."
5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach FL 34217
Lic # CAC044365
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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
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, car-
ports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references, rea-
sonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
FLORENCE SEWS Alterations. 778-7749.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
PRESSED FOR TIME Call Island Ironing. Beautifully
done by a professional with 20 years experience.
Opening available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.
FEDERAL INCOME TAX Service. Quick refund Elec-
tronic Filing. Direct deposit. Tax refund loans. We
pickup your home or work. Professional, reasonable.
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.
STEPS TO BEACH Unfurnished, large 1/1 with
Jacuzzi tub. 26 X 30 sun deck. Washer/dryer, dish-
washer, $625/mo, annual lease. 778-1345.
RENT REDUCTION Longboat Key 3/2, caged pool,
dock/davits, deep water canal. $950 mo/annual, Ri-
chard Kaiser 923-7578 or 383-8952 eves.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/1 duplex on Anna Maria,
close to beach. &575/mo. Call Debbie, Anna Maria
HOUSE SWAP Maine island house. 3/2, ocean view.
Will swap some summer months for some winter
months here. 778-4667.
SEASONAL RENTAL Available March 1 due to can-
cellation. 1/1 turnkey private cottage, cross street to
gulf. $1,000/mo includes telephone & cable TV. OR
March 1 thru May 30 $2,700 778-2832 after 6pm.
VACATION RENTAL 1/1 gulf front turnkey condo.
$475/wk includes telephone & cable TV. 778-2832
ANNA MARIA 3/2 house, north end across from wa-
ter. Available March $450/wk. 778-7383.
A D E
1/1 Single, mature, non-smoker. $450/mo includes
heat, A/C, water. 778-6511 eves & weekends.
YES! We have a few seasonal rental available. Call
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999 day or eve.
SEASONAL RENTAL Available March 1, due to can-
cellation. 1/1 turnkey private cottage, across street
to gulf. $1,000/mo includes telephone & cable TV.
OR March 1 thru May 30. $2,700. 778-2832 after
VACATION RENTAL 1/1 gulf front turnkey condo.
$475/wk includes telephone & cable TV. 778-2832
NEW ISLAND home, 600' to gulf beaches, 2,100 sq
ft living, 2000 sq ft garage, water view and more. 778-
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS Call toll free for
free brochure showing a large variety of mountain
properties. 1-800-892-1553. Smoky Mountain Land
& Homes, Box 652, Murphy, NC 28906.
CONDO FOR SALE Sunny 2/1, turnkey furnished,
new air, new pool. 1 block from new beach. Good
rental history, great investment. $69,000 Call 212-
924-8631 leave message.
GOVERNMENT RESALES HUD-Low down-Low
closing cost-V A resales-As low as $300. Ken
Bentley 323-8000 24 hours. Cole Equity Realtors,
St Petersburg, FL. Ken Bentley, Cole Equity.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2033 sq ft, 2nd floor, 3/2,
vaulted ceilings, all upgrades. $145,000. Owner
FOR SALE by owner. Anna Maria Island 2/2, com-
pletely renovated, large kitchen, living room, dining
room, landscaping, 1 1/2 car garage, private street,
100' to beach. $175,000. 778-3502.
ONLY $43,900 Sweet Island Get-Away. 1BR, turn-
key furnished condo. Pool, walk to beach. Low
maintenance. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999
day or eve.
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. One
the job coverage, small groups, prescriptions in-
cluded. Preferred provider hospitals. 778-2324 or
The Islander Bystander classified are
local! No 900 or 976 toll-numbers. Out-
of state solicitors and escort services
are not accepted. Just local people ad-
vertising local jobs, items for sale,
apartments for rent and homes for sale!
MONDAY NOON at our office -
5400A Marina Drive, in the Island
Shopping Center. We're on the comer
between D. Coy Ducks and the
CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PAID IN
ADVANCE. (Who can afford to invoice
RATES: 3 LINES ARE $2.00
ADDITIONAL LINES: $1
HEADLINES 100 PER WORD
For more information, call 778-7978.
IISANDER B J'
We're easy to read, easy to find!
The Island newspaper.
For Lifting Boats 4,500 70,000 Pounds
MARINE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Mobile Phone: 742-0396
Since 1985 -
9 TIMBER DOCKS BARGE SERVICE
PILINGS BOAT HOUSES
9 VERTICAL BOAT LIFTS WOOD BULKHEADS
REPAIRS SEAWALLDOCKS SEAWALLS
ORTEZ, FLORIDA STATE RX0050998 MANATEE CO. #01125
9 CORTEZ, FLORIDA STATE RX0050998, MANATEE CO. #01125 I
We changed our name but not our service ...
X AIR & ENERGY
24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
SElectrical Service Changes
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
WILL BURNS OWNER (813) 778-7774 Lic. #ER0010206
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sanidy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
Lawn \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
S Service 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
Ih. GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778-1I34 / AND SATISFACTION
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH BUGS!
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Lic.No.4467
Gulf front motel rooms & efficiencies available after
March 10, from $65 nightly to $350 weekly.
Operated by the Beach Bistro ... with room service.
Call 778-9597 or 778-6444
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
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
Commercial & Residential
SNo Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
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ONE DAY ONLY!
Fri. Feb. 26 Anna Maria Island
Holmes Beach City Hall Grounds *.5901 Marina Drive
SHOWTIMES: 5:00 & 8:00 p.1m.
Sponsored by: Anna Maria Island Community Center
Advance Adult Discount Tickets $8.00 avail. thru Fri. 2/26 at True Value, Duffy's Tavern,
Longboat Chamber of Commerce, Anna Maria Community Center or 778-9511
(Coming to Sarasota Co. Fairgrounds 2/27)
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SCarpet Upholstery Cleaning
IDry Foam, DriesIFastI
IWe never use steam!
We have happy customers ...
'The cheese souffle we dropped on the floor
cleaned right up ... thanks to the blockade
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I cleaned our carpet. It really worked!"
Marie & Fred Gettig, Anna Maria
Clean Carpet Lasts Longer & Looks Better
o r Fofast, thorough, friendly service -
call me Jon Kent, Island resident and
S- owneer of Fat Cat. Call my mobile phone
.. number, 745-4723, 8 AMh to 5 PM.
MEMBER: ANNA MARIA & LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
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ANNA MARIA PARADE OF HOMES
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 1 to 4 PM
1007 Gulf Dr., #103
SUMMER SANDS This 2BR/2BA unit is one of the
nicest units on the Island and property runs from Gulf to
Bay. Enjoy the beach or your own boat dock. REDUCED
Bill Bowman OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-4619
4909 Gulf Drive
ISLAND HOME in beautiful setting, overlooking
Intracoastal Waterway. Spacious 3BR/2.5BA home with
lots of amenities. $199,900.
Mary Schmidt OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-5451
5806 Gulf Drive Unit 209S
WATERS EDGE Fantastic view of Gulf from your
wrap around windows. Great 2BR/2BA unit in exten-
sively refurbished building. Tennis, elevator and lots of
Frank Davis OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6335
5303 Sunrise Lane
CONTEMPORARY ISLAND EXECUTIVE HOME
- with lots of space. Tranquil location behind walled com-
pound with private road. 3BR/3BA home in central loca-
tion, close to banks, beach and shopping. $195,000.
John Green OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-3167
6620 Gulf Drive
GULF VIEW from both levels of this 2BR/2.5BA 1/2
duplex. Full balcony on 2nd floor for privacy, 2 car ga-
rage. Only 2 years old -just like new. $198,500.
Mary Ann Schmidt OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 7784931
454 63rd Street
SEASIDE GARDENS Park your boat at your back
door. Great 2BR/1BA unit with recently replaced roof and
upgraded carpet. JUST $97,500.
Mary AnnSchmidt or Janis Van Steenburgh OFC: 778-2261
127 Hammock Road
CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA high quality home in pri-
vate area of Anna Maria. Well landscaped. Hand crafted
brick fireplace. 10' footage on Bayou complete with
dock. Suitable for small boat. VERY BRIGHT!
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
5608 Gulf Drive Unit #105
SUN PLAZA WEST Gulffront luxury condo. 2BR/
2BA fully and tastefully furnished. Never used as a rental.
New beach renourishment in place. Lighted tennis court,
heated pool and Sauna.
Call Rose Schnoerr OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-7780
6300 Flotilla Drive
SHELL POINT 2BR/2BA 2nd floor unit with pan-
oramic view of Tampa Bay to Watson's Bayou. Extended
living room overlooking water. Huge interior laundry,
large storage/hobby room. $128,000.
Bobye Chasey OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1532
BUILDER'S MODEL 3BR/2BA home with vaulted
ceilings, tile entry, poured concrete beams and columns.
Starting at just $88,900 on your lot!
Call Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
521 74th Street
SAILBOAT WATER Light spacious home on sailboat
water canal with dock. Circular drive. Room for pool.Owner
will finance. HOMEOWNER WARRANTY! $159,000.
Terri Robertson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 795-2676
538 Key Royale Drive
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Beautifully and recently re-
decorated 3BR/2.5BA home on large lot. Deep water
canal and caged pool. $258,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
521 South Drive
CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA 2BR/
2BA home with natural cedar siding. Great room concept
with open kitchen, large utility room and lots of room for
storage on 1st floor. Great decks off rear of home give
views of Tampa Bay. Docks and davits. $214,900.
Dick Maher and Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
602 North Point Drive
NORTH POINT HARBOR HOMEOWNERS WAR-
RANTY on this large 2BR/2.5BA home on deep water ca-
nal. Complete with all the extras exercise solar pool, 2 fire-
places, oak trim and lots of upgrades. $299,999.
Evelyn Mitchell OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1952
324 Hardin Avenue
NORTH END OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND Unique
2BR/2BA home in city of Anna Maria with deeded spot
for a boat on deep water canal, fabulous caged pool, tons
of storage and possible 3rd bedroom. $169,900.
Richard Freeman OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-2284
[E (813) 778-2244
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