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Stormwater study kicked off by Island mayors
By Joy Courtney
Anna Maria will be the first barrier island to undergo
a study by the Southwest Florida Water Management
District (SWFWMD) to develop a storm water manage-
ment plan. This landmark program will take approxi-
mately two years at no cost to Island taxpayers.
In the spirit of cooperation, the three Island may-
ors, Ray Simches of Anna Maria City, Katie Pierola of
Bradenton Beach and Pat Geyer of Holmes Beach, met
with SWFWMD officials to review aninterlocal agree-
ment for the study between the cities, SWFWMD and
the Manasota Basin Board. Having passed the mayoral
review, each mayor will now present the agreement to
their respective commissions or councils for approval.
The target date to start the project is May 1, 1993.
According to exhibit A of the agreement, the scope
of the study involves 13 steps ending in October 1994.
Photo: Bob Ardren
circus spirit to Island-
The students of Anna Maria El-
ementary School (above) enjoyed a .
visit from Baby Lisa, a 1,500 pound ..
baby African elephant from Allan
C. Hill's Great American Circus. -
The Great American Circus willA
have two performances Friday,
February 26, at 5 p.m. and 8p.m.
at the Holmes Beach City Hall
grounds. All proceeds will benefit
the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Two-year old Catherine
Cooper of Holmes Beach, at right, ,
shows affection to Baby Lisa at the
School for Constructive Play inr:
Anna Maria City. What better way
to say, "I-love you," than with an
elephant-size kiss. See Page 10 for
the winners of the Allan C. Hill's's .
Great American Circus and The
Photo: Joy Courtney
Dredging done; dressing, plantings next
Its goal is to identify primary flood problem areas,
determine existing levels-of-service, provide informa-
tion on storm water quality conditions and recommend
capital improvements for both flood alleviation and
water quality improvement.
Justifying the need for study, Simches explained
that the three Island cities, cannot take any corrective
steps until the scope, causes, solutions and costs are
determined. "This can only be done by a engineering
survey looking at the Island as a whole," he said.
"We were turned down for a grant to pay for this
study in June of 1991," Simches added. "I appealed to
the Manasota Basin Board to reconsider stressing the
fact that the study was a requirement of all of our
comprehensive plans, the project was unique, and that
it would be a coordinated effort on behalf of the three
cities. In June of 1992, we were informed the $37,000
grant had been awarded. This is how the study, which
all three cities greatly need, is being paid for."
Public involvement will be solicited when
SWFWMD is ready to deliver its written report to all
three cities after locating the primary locations of
historic drainage/flood areas, but prior to undertaking
the formal engineering model of the recommended
Island drainage solutions. The time frame for the
public meeting was estimated to be sometime during
the summer. The mayors also agreed the public meet-
ing would be held under one roof during an Island
Elected Officials meeting to allow for a single presen-
tation with all officials and citizens working as whole.
Where will the results of the study lead? "It is my
hope, in cooperation with the other two cities of Anna
Maria Island, that the study will give us a way of
attacking our mutual storm water management prob-
lem. At the very least, the cities will have some options
and then it will up to us to decide what the next step
should be," answered Simches.
Seagrasses along the proposed route of the new
Manatee Avenue bridge have spurred the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Regulation to deny permits
for the structure.
Florida Department of Transportation officials
have vowed to work with the DER on the bridge siting
to overcome their concerns about the grass beds. FDOT
representatives have indicated they will provide addi-
tional information to the environmental regulators,
and have said they are confident the bridge permits and
construction can proceed on schedule.
FDOT officials expect to begin construction on the
65-foot high, fixed-span bridge within 18 months.
DER concerns are focused on damage the bridge
construction will have on seagrass beds in the area,
specifically construction equipment being used in shal-
low water. The environmental regulators have also
questioned the placement of the new bridge to the
south of the existing span, arguing that the least envi-
ronmental impact would be north of the current bridge.
FDOT representatives have said they hope allay
the DER concerns and receive all necessary permits to
begin construction by July 1994, and have the bridge
completed by early 1996.
The AnnaMaria Island beachrenourishmentproject
may, as you read this, be completed with its dredging
activities if the weather was good between press time
and the newspaper delivery.
Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. Foreman Billy
Coleman told the Islander Bystander that pumping of
sand should be completed Thursday if the weather
remained calm. That was a pretty big "if", Coleman
said, as weather forecasts called for high winds and
rain prior to the arrival of a cold front.
Coleman saidif the weather deteriorated and dredg-
ing was curtailed, the final sand would come ashore
The two-month project created more than 150 feet
of beach along the Gulf shore of Anna Maria Island
from 13th Street South in Bradenton Beach to 77th
Street in Holmes Beach.
Although the pumping of sand is nearly com-
pleted, crews will still be on the Island for the next few
weeks. The beach must be smoothed and sculpted -
dressed and then tilled to ease sea turtle nesting this
spring and summer.
Next on the beach renourishment agenda will be a
beautification project. Manatee County officials will
be working with Islanders during the next few months
to come up with a beautification program, a program
that is expected to include sea oat plantings and dune
walkovers or pass-throughs.
The circus comes to town Friday
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Alcohol Ordinance .........................Page 2
W arrant ............................................Page 3
Letters ............................................ Page 4
Those Were The Days...................Page 5
Candidate Profiles ........................ Page 6
Phone Scam ................................Page 16
Little Leage Schedule ..................Page 19
School Menu ................................Page 22
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
FEBRUARY 25, 1993
[i THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 25, 1993 M PAGE 2
Bradenton Beach crater filling approved
The crater on the beach will be a
hole no more.
Officials reached an understanding
with Glen Watkins last week, ending a
month-long squabble over property
rights and filling in a 150-by-50-foot
hole at 2310 Gulf Drive in front of the
Shell Cove Condominium.
Sand is being stockpiled at 73rd
Street in Holmes Beach from the beach
renourishment project, and will be
trucked to the Bradenton Beach pit.
Work should be underway within a few
days to fill in the hole.
The crater's creation and subsequent
debate has sparked interest from fed-
eral, state and local officials.
Watkins, the majority owner of the
condominium's units, refused to sign a
property easement to allow sand to be
By Jeannie Friedman
When five visitors let it be known
around the Island that they wanted to pur-
chase marijuana, the Bradenton Beach
Police Department was more than happy
to accommodate their wishes.
Last Friday evening, informants noti-
fied officers that several men were looking
for someplace to buy 'pot.'
The department decided to set up a
reverse sting and before the evening was
over the visitors had found what they were
looking for, but so had local officials.
Under the supervision of Detective
Matthew Duffy, undercover agents rented
a room in the 1100 block of Gulf Drive.
placed in frontofthe condominium com-
plex. Without the easement, officials
said they had no choice but to go around
the condo, leaving the large hole and a
flurry of angry neighbors.
Neighbors predicted the hole would
be a huge breeding ground for mosqui-
toes and a health hazard for youngsters.
Anna Maria Island Chapter President
of the Florida Shore and Beach Preserva-
tion Association John Adams predicted
that the site would cause erosion for the
rest of the beach, and estimated the life of
the entire beach renourishment project
would be cut in half.
Last week, Watkins agreed to hav-
ing the hole filled. He will pay about
$5,500 for the filling; state and federal
funds will be used to pay for the rest of
the estimated $50,000 to fill the pit.
Word got out, and at 9:30 p.m., Keith
Higgins and Ronald Fischer, both resi-
dents of Bradenton knocked on the door.
Undercover agents sold them 1/4 ounce of
marijuana and two arrests were made.
At 11:45 p.m., another Bradenton resi-
dent and two visitors from Kentucky
dropped by the hotel room. They paid
$700 for one and a half pounds of the
substance. They too were arrested for pur-
chasing a controlled substance.
Police Department said that, because both
groups arrived to make their purchase in
automobiles, the department will likely be
abie to confiscate a 1968 Cadillac and a
1989 Toyota pick-up truck.
Filling up Photo: Joy Courtney
The hole in the beach in Bradenton Beach should be filled within the next few
weeks. Officials have reached an agreement with the condo owner at 2310 Gulf
Drive to ease the easement problem and fill the pit.
New Anna Maria
alcohol ordinance -
ease or squeeze?
By Joy Courtney
A new alcohol ordinance for Anna
Maria City may have passed its first
reading after The Islander Bystander
went to press. The new ordinance per-
mits commercial establishments to sell
or dispense beer and wine within 2,500
feet from other commercial establish-
ments selling alcoholic beverages (other
than beer and wine), and within 2,500
feet of a church.
Of this third go-around to change Or-
dinance 475 enacted in 1987 banning any
alcohol sales within 2,500 feet of a church
or other establishment selling or dispens-
ing alcohol unless grandfatheredin, Mayor
Ray Simches said, "We now have before
us a new proposal that essentially tries to
maintain what the Commission perceives
to be the issues of the people."
Coming on the heels of a recent law-
suit filed by Candy Cain's restaurant, 111
Bay Blvd S., alleging that the existing
ordinance is unconstitutional and is being
unconstitutionally applied, City Attorney
Bob Hendrickson warned the Commis-
sion that their consideration of the new
ordinance cannot be to satisfy the lawsuit.
He instructed the Commission to only
consider, what'ss in thebestinterestofthe
public considering health, safety and wel-
fare issues whether or not, if approved, the
changes satisfythelawsuit" (Candy Cain's
was founded after 1987 and is therefore
restrained from obtaining an on-premise
beer and wine license by Ordinance 475
because it is within 2,500 feetof another
commercial establishment selling alco-
Concerned about the possible pro-
liferation of establishments selling beer
and wine once they are exempt from the
2,500 feet rules, Simches asked
Hendrickson what controls the City
The new ordinance, "is certainly
less restrictive, however, they would
still have to meet zoning requirements,"
answered Hendrickson. When asked if
caps could be set to control the number
of establishments selling alcoholic bev-
erages in the City, Hendrickson an-
swered, "The only way the City can
control the number of establishments is
through regulating the land. The City
has no control over the state (issuing
liquor licenses). We can only control
where they can operate a business of
Fromtheaudience, SteveLardas stated
he interrupted the ordinance to mean busi-
nesses already selling carry-outbeer would
be able, under the new ordinance, to sell
carry-out wine. Hendrickson stated that
theintentofthe ordinance was inreference
to on-premise consumption only, but indi-
cated aninterestin expressing thisintentin
The new ordinance did not excite
two members of the audience. "It seems
to me, "said Bill Worth, "that this is the
third time in just over a year that we are
faced with the same question (changing
the ordinance). I don't understand why
it keeps coming up. The citizens of
Anna Maria have said no more prolif-
eration (of businesses selling alcohol).
We are the ones whose rights are being
violated. These people come in within
the 2,500 feet and they know the City's
law, but they don't like it, and they think
they can thumb their nose at the City. In
the end, it's an escalation (of businesses
Melody Kramer added, "Why
change the ordinance when the views of
the community are something entirely
different?" Kramer was referring to an
Anna Maria straw vote held during last
year's elections where the majority vote
(307 to 118) reflected a desire by the
citizens to decrease the number of es-
tablishments selling alcohol. Simches
answered, "The reason the issue keeps
coming up is because the Commission
has questions and we are gridlocked."
In a quick retort, Kramer shot back, "the
community isn't gridlocked!"
On the verge of going unnoted, the
ordinance also creates a new definition
of "beaches." The new definition is
aimed at clarifying the location of pub-
lic beaches where the consumption of
alcoholic beverages is banned by City
ordinance versus beach area that is pri-
vately owned and, therefore, not under
If the new alcohol ordinance passed
its firstreading during last evening's regu-
lar meeting of the Anna Maria City Com-
mission, the second public reading, after
being appropriately advertisedbylaw, will
beheldonMarch23. Ifitpasses thesecond
public reading, the new ordinance will
immediately become effective.
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MEET THE CANDIDATES
before you vote on March 9
February 24, 7:00 PM
Anna Maria Fire Station I
(adjacent to City Hall)
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Please join us for an evening of lively
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(Written questions will be required and
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ISLANDER M ;abL1 I t
[H THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 25, 1993 M PAGE 3
Membership from all three Island cities on a regional
transportation planning council has been denied.
The Metropolitan Planning Organization Monday
determined that adding representatives from the cities
of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach would skew the
geographic and population assessments of the 15-
member group too heavily toward munipalities.
The organization is comprised of representatives
from cities and counties in Manatee and Sarasota
By placing three voting members from Anna Maria
Island on the MPO, Executive Director Mike Guy
warned, cities would have an even greater influence in
future transportation planning, as well as creating a
large block of votes on Anna Maria Island.
As an example, Guy said, the unincorporated area of
Manatee County with its 148,049 population is repre-
sented on the MPO by three members. The Island, with its
8,211 population, would have the same voting strength as
Manatee County with passage of the Island proposal.
The MPO decision went against letters of support
from the cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.
Mayors Ray Simches and Pat Geyer both lobbied for
the added representation, as did Bradenton Beach Mayor
Katie Pierola and Longboat Key Vice Mayor Ray Metz,
both of whom serve as members of the MPO.
Bridges, resurfacing top Island wishes
Katie Pierola went to her first regional transporta-
tion planning meeting Monday with a long list of
requests for Anna Maria Island.
The Bradenton Beach mayor, recently appointed the
Island representative to the Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization, requested stateorfederal moneyforthreebridges,
a resurfaced Gulf Drive and aid in removing rocks from a
stretch of beach adjoining Gulf Drive.
MPO members took no formal action on Pierola's
petitions, but placed the problems on the two-county
list of needs to be decided later this year pending
For the City of Anna Maria, Pierola requested:
$125,000 to repair two bridges, one at North Bay
Boulevard, the other at Crescent Drive.
For Holmes Beach, Pierola requested: resurfacing
of Gulf Drive within the city limits, a 2.8 mile stretch
that is estimated to cost $103,000 to resurface and
restripe. Also in Holmes Beach is the need to repair or
replace the 32-year-old Key Royale Bridge. Repair
costs are estimated at $100,000; replacement costs are
For Bradenton Beach, Pierola requested: removal
of rocks adjacent to Gulf Drive north of Cortez Road.
She said the rocks were placed there by the Florida
Department of Transportation in the mid-1970s and,
with the newly renourished beach, are now a safety
hazard to beachgoers.
All of Pierola's "wish list" will be weighed against
transportation needs in Manatee and Sarasota Coun-
ties in the next few months.
Sanitation status quo
There will be no sanitation changes in store for
Bradenton Beach. City Council members decided to
retain the in-house garbage and trash collection system
rather than go to an outside firm.
Residents had complained that condominium owners
were charged unfairly by the city, and suggested that an
outside company could collect the city's trash at a lower rate.
"How can you get a profit-making company to come
to Bradenton Beach and expect them to charge less than
our own people, when we are just breaking even?" Coun-
cilman Bill Campbell asked.
City residents currently pay $102 a year for twice-a-
week garbage pickup, plus nominal chargefor any major
Status quo on MPO
membership for Island
Fast Eddie arrest
A warrant for the arrest of Eddie Porter, former
owner of the Fast Eddies restaurants, has been
issued after he failed to appear in a Venice court
Porter was to appear on charges he had issued
two bad checks. His failure to appear in court
prompted the arrest warrant.
Porter at one time owned seven restaurants in'
the state. Five were closed early last year, and the
final two restaurants one in Nokomis, the other in
the City of Anna Maria closed in mid-December.
employees not well
It was revealed at the recent Holmes Beach council
meeting that the overall health of city employees is
considered poor by insurance specialists. The health
record of the group, coupled with ongoing expenses
incurred by several catastrophic, serious illnesses
among the workers, presents problems for the council.
Only three insurance companies submitted bids in
response to the recent search for a new employee
benefits package although, retaining the current plan is
another option. Carol Whitmore, chairman of the in-
surance committee, is steadfastly fighting for a wellness
program that would promote healthy living. She also
wants to place more of the burden of risk on the
individual. Whitmore believes that employees will use
alternatives to going to the doctor and will pay more
attention to preventative measures if forced to pay a
greater share of the cost.
The present plan is generous to the workers because
of the low deductible, and places the bulk of the expense
on the city. To offset the increased cost to employees,
Whitmore proposes that the city offer the wellness pro-
gram, a dental plan, and a prescription card.
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Kids play on the Island
Residents on Anna Maria Island are rightfully
proud of their slightly eccentric styles.
Only someone with eclectic tastes would choose to
live on a narrow sliver of shifting sands, linked to the
mainland by two even-narrower bridges and causeways
and governed by three separate, incorporated, elected
bodies that have historically despised one another.
Why we haven't been able to get along, those of us
from the City of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach or Braden-
ton Beach, isn't clear-cut.
Some residents could point to past city officials as
the cause of the Island's animosity elected officials
who harbored such rabid parochial views for their own
electorate that the greater good of all.Islanders fell by
the wayside. One past official at the south end of the
Island comes to mind as fitting that political mold.
Another viewpoint could poke at past media on the
Island as serving to stir up conflict as a means to
generate interest in the publication and increase both
readership and revenue. Those of us at this newspaper
don't believe this viewpoint is valid.
Whatever the cause, the effect for years and years
was a deep-rooted love/hate for our Island brothers -
similar to siblings, but more widespread.
In the past few years, the pendulum swing went
more toward love. Officials within the three cities got
along, talked with one another, and even joined forces
for the mutual good a new, wide beach along half of
the Island's length.
Another issue has come forward during the past few
months that could serve to split the Island again and thrust
the pendulum back toward the "hate" zone: the bridge.
We have spoken against a high, fixed-span bridge
to Holmes Beach in the past, and are disappointed that
the regional leaders did not listen to our pleas to keep
the height down to maintain the character of our down-
The Manatee Avenue Bridge issue may be over, and
we will be forced to live with the result. New objections
from the Department of Environmental Regulation to the
bridge construction will add fuel to the fight.
If the safety concerns are valid, it will prove
worthwhile. If it results in a loss of character and
community, we will be the losers forever. It is hoped
the final structure isn't as bad as we fear, and we can
learn to live with it.
But we can't live with the continued bickering over
the matter. Let's lay the matter aside, stop the accusations
about who did what to whom, and get on with other issues.
As a bystander watching our Island through both
sides of love and hate relations, the liking is far better
than the disliking.
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Why such late notice?
I would appreciate it if members of the Holmes
Beach City Council would explain how it was possible
that plans for a 65-foot bridge at Manatee Avenue
could have progressed so far before people of Holmes
Beach were aware of it.
During the summer of 1990, I helped circulate
petitions against a four lane bridge, but height was not
an issue at that time. I believe it would have been an
issue, however, if people had known about it. The first
indication I had was an article that appeared in the
April 30, 1992, issue of the Island Sun. Although I am
on the Island only part of the year, many full-time
residents were also caught by surprise because opposi-
tion didn't begin to surface until this past spring.
At what point in time did the City Council become
aware of FDOT's high-rise plans, and when was this
communicated to the public? I was told that many
workshops and public hearings were held. I would like
to know when they were held and how they were
On this particular issue, I feel there has been a real
lapse in communication between the City Council and
Johnny B. Stoner
Holmes Beach and Bowling Green, OH
Anna Maria City
No scheduled meetings
Mon., 3/1: 10 a.m. Community
Redevelopment Agency Coffee
Tues., 3/2: 7 p.m. Community
Redevelopment Agency Meeting
Thurs., 2/25: 4 p.m. Employee Insurance
Committee presents benefit plan to
Holmes Beach employees
All meetings at respective city halls.
Editor's note: Last week a gentleman stopped
by The Islander Bystander and simply asked for
a piece of paper. He stood at a small desk in
the office and quietly wrote for about 15 min-
utes. He handed us this and left without a word.
I wrote this for a girlfriend
whose life had gone astray.
Drinking and drugs almost brought an end
to her young and youthful days.
You see, at seventeen
you might not get the chance
to see what others have seen
if with drugs you choose to dance.
Friendship isn't friendship,
if your friends have tried to hurt you.
Friendship isn't friendship,
if the friendship isn't true.
Out of the ward she came
to a clear and bright new world.
Again with drugs they tried to maim
this small and fragile girl.
Things didn't get any better,
She never heard what I had said.
So I sat down to write this letter,
a letter she never read.
I guess she died a peaceful death.
She died while in her sleep.
I did not see her last breath,
nor did she see me weep.
Her youthful days are over
and she never got to see,
my flowers, this letter
or the love I have deep inside of me.
I have one last thing to say.
Please don't take your life,
for someone out there loves you,
she would have been my wife.
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20 YEARS AGO
Last year the city of Holmes Beach
put up traffic islands in the middle of
Marina Drive approaching the Gulf Drive
intersection to keep motorists in check.
Besides that, the parking area for the shop-
ping center was redesigned. But this by no
means solved the traffic problem. Police
Chief Snooks Adams now is convinced a
stoplight is needed at that comer.
A stoplight installed about six years
later only made matters worse. During the
winter tourist season longwaitsatthe light
often backed up northbound traffic to the
Manatee bridge. Finally, a no-stop right-
hand- turn lane was put in with the coop-
eration of the First Union Bank That
solved the problem.
40 YEARS AGO
Richard H. Simpson, chairman of the
state road department, writes the editor
that they are doing everything "humanly
possible" to get bridges to the Island. He
said bonds have to be validated and sold
for bridges from Cortez road and Manatee
Avenue and across the pass to Longboat
Key. People are wondering how long it
will be before we see some progress. Our
one and only wooden bridge to Cortez,
built 30 years ago, is in a sorry state.
When World War II was over, every-
one was eager to attract Northern tourists
and open up Manatee County to develop-
ment. And so the clamor began immedi-
atelyfor goodbridges. Mostdecrepitofall
was the bridge to Anna Maria Island. This
long, narrow plank bridge to Bradenton
Beach was so rickety that all car traffic
had to be stopped when the school bus
crossed over it. It had a hand-operated
drawbridge, and when a boatwanted to go
through it had to go through the ritual of
cranaking down the crossarms to stop the
cars. Then crank the turntable span
around out of the boats's way by walking
around and around, pushing his arms and
chest against a wooden gear handle. After
the boat had gone by, the thoale rigamarole
had to be gone through again. You can
imagine the frustration of waiting motor-
ists. Then as now the big problem was
money. There was none in sight from
Washington or Tallahassee. Finally the
decision was made to float bonds to be
paid off by tolls. Then there were long
legal battles over rights-of-way and other
matters. But eventually, the three present
bridges to the Island went up in 1957-58
and there were celebrations (the one for
the Cortez bridge featured a Ringling
Brothers elephant). More celebrations
were held when the hated toll tickets were
torn up and "buried" under a tombstone
letteredwith "Rest In Pieces. "The bridges
built in 1957 made the Island and Long-
boat Key what they are today. Now, some
30 years later, a mountain of a bridge
looms on the horizon. Wonderwhatwill be
said of it 30 years into the future?
80 YEARS AGO
Anna Maria City got started when
George W. "Will" Bean, brother of Mary
Bean Hall, and a man named Chap Tedder
bought out the heirs of the (George E.)
Bean estate and bought the Cunningham,
Berg and Underhill tracts. In 1910 they
began to survey, lay out streets and build
homes. They put sidewalks all across the
-MitchDavis, AnnaMaria's first
mayor, who built houses for Will Bean
From the age of 10 when her mother
died of yellow fever, Mary "Mamie" Bean
had been the care-giver in the George E.
Bean family. She was 16 when her father
built his home on Anna Maria Island in
1893. There she kept house for him, her
18-year-old brother Will and a younger
brother and sister until she fell in love with
a Salvation Army evangelist and, against
heart and married him in 1896. In 1898,
however the year the American navy
steamed out of Tampa Bay to free Cuba
from Spanish rule (Will Bean and his
brother Hal were among the local lads
who joined up with Teddy Roosevelt) -
Mary reconciled with her father. Honor-
ing his deathbed request, she came back to
the Island with her husband Wilbur where
they reared five children. They "proved
up" the homestead on Sept. 7, 1899.
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Voters must write rest of the script, decide city's destiny
By Jeannie Friedman
An unprecedented 10 candidates are running for
three council seats in the upcoming Holmes Beach
City Election on Tuesday, March 9.
Though retaining its usual charm and tranquil
atmosphere, the community has recently been divided
over a number of controversial decisions that are the
doing of the present council. Voter interest is
ununuually high and citizens are concerned about the
impact future decisions will have on the community.
In addition to the highly volatile issue of the
proposed 65-foot fixed-span bridge on Manatee Av-
enue, residents and business owners have concerns
about the candidate's positions on matters like: The
recently passed resort zoning ordinance, beach user
fees, further zoning and building restrictions, re-pav-
ing, bridge repair, and the preservation of the Island's
ambiance -just some of the matters a new council will
have to address.
The Islander Bystander invited the candidates to
speak out. They were each given an opportunity to
decide what he or she wanted to say to the voters. Their
comments are below.
tion: Richard Bohnenberger
owns ACR Combined Ser-
vices, Inc., a property main-
tenance company in Holmes
i Beach. He is a native of
Philadelphia where he
served as an officer in the fire department for 20 years.
In this capacity, he also served as the liaison with other
municipal agencies and utilities.
Bohnenberger is an honor graduate of the City of
Philadelphia Fire School, attended the Management
Training Institute (also in Philadelphia) and the Man-
agement Development Program of the U.S. Air Force.
He and his family have resided in Holmes Beach for
two years. He belongs to the Kiwanis, Moose Lodge,
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, and the
Anna Maria Island Chambe'r of Commerce.
Issues: Bohnenberger stated that he has always
had an interest in public service. Through his job as a
fire official, he acquired first-hand knowledge of fire,
building, and zoning codes. As his department's liai-
son, he dealt with council members and city officials.
Bohnenberger is concerned with keeping down the
cost of running the city and sees consolidation and
smart shopping as ways to cut expenses. "The insur-
ance contract that the council is examining now is a
good example," he said. "We could consolidate con-
tracts with the other island cities to obtain the best
price. Contracting our services such as police and
public works to the other island cities is another method
of cutting costs."
Bohnenberger stated that the present council, after
spending eight months on the R-4 resort zoning ordi-
nance, still acted in haste when they voted to decrease
the minimum rental from 31 to 7 days. "Even at the last
reading, many questions had not been answered, and
issues from the previous reading had not been ad-
dressed," he said.
"Council receives little input from the community,
unless it is during the budget process, and then only at
the final hearings," Bohnenberger said.
"I feel the local press can keep the business of local
government in the public eye and publish mail-in
petitions on major issues."
The candidate is against a beach user fee and
opposes a beach tax in any form. "Monies collected
from the tourist tax and concessions are more than
enough to maintain beach parking areas," he said. He
is against parking improvements that will increase
Bohnenberger believes that the community's am-
biance is very important but stated that the current
zoning is adequate.
4V 7- Campbell
mation: Larry Campbell is
president of Campbell
Plumbing and past president
of West Coast Irrigation and
Manatee County Plumbing.
1* ~" He has lived in Holmes
Beach for 17 years.
He is president ofthe Manatee County Association
of Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Contractors
(P.H.C.C.) and Secretary of the Florida Association of
P.H.C.C. Campbell is member of the Manatee County
Construction Industry, the Manatee County Chamber
Of Commerce, Business Against Narcotics and Drugs,
and the Advisory Board. He is director of the Manasota
Chapter of the American Subcontractor's Association.
Issues: As proof that he intends to represent and
listen to the people, Campbell said that he has installed
a phone line dedicated to receiving calls from citizens.
If elected, the private line will remain in his home for
direct communication with his constituents.
"I will encourage voters to communicate with
me," Campbell said. "You cannot make informed
decisions without information from the people it will
affect. Anyone making decisions in a government
position must remember who they are working for."
Campbell states that he has both business and
government experience in the fields of budget, man-
agement, and negotiations. He also listed knowledge
of construction, codes, and regulations as assets. "I
will look to alternate funding to supplement city taxes,"
He is opposed to paid beach parking and believes
the city needs a comprehensive study to determine
current and future needs. Additionally, he opposes
spot zoning but favors a comprehensive zoning plan.
The candidate thinks that a joint city/county effort
is needed to develop an effective drainage plan. Emer-
gency preparedness is another area that Campbell
believes merits attention. He would encourage con-
tinual evaluation and training based on the experiences
of other areas.
"I promise that as a city official I will never allow
decision making to occur without thorough and com-
plete information being put before the people,"
Campbell said. "I am opposed to any plan that ad-
versely affects and divides a community."
mation: Luke Courtney
., owns and operates Haley's
Motel and Haley's Resort
Complex in Holmes Beach
and is a realtor associate.
Courtney and his family
moved to the Island from
Los Angeles in 1989. He worked in sales and sales
management for 18 years, has a B.A. degree in psy-
chology from U.C.L.A., and is working on an MBA
from Pepperdine University.
The candidate's island involvements include, vice
president and umpire for the Island Little League,
director and member of the education committee of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, member of
the Island Resort Association, and member of the
Manatee County Board of Realtors.
Issues: Courtney says that, if elected, he would
work to see the city run like a business and would spend
city money as if it belonged to the people. He stated
that he has a vested interest in the community and
would like to see a "good marriage" between residents
and business owners.
"Expenses should be cut and we should get more
for our dollar, he said. Instead of increasing taxes,
officials should pursue other sources of income like
grant monies and an increased share of the alcohol and
gasoline tax revenues." Courtney also stated that both
Anna Maria City and Bradenton Beach have been
successful in receiving grant money. "Our population
is greater than the population of both of these cities
combined, yet no effort is being made by our city to go
after monies we are entitled to," he said.
Courtney further stated, "The recently passed re-
sort zoning ordinance was not well thought out. We
need better control of resort housing, but the city
council is not handling the problem. There will be
numerous lawsuits and property values will drop if
council continues as they have in the past," he said.
Courtney opposes a beach user fee but believes
that residents, businesses, and tourists alike have a
duty to preserve the peaceful tranquility of the island.
In closing, Courtney stated, "The city council must
change its bad habit of not listening to the people and
get more resident involvement." He would also like to
see more polls, petitions, and referendums made avail-
able for the purpose of getting resident input.
i tion: Dee Grayson told the
- Islander that she is a house-
wife, mother, and full-time
S' grandmother. She is a Tampa
Snativewhosefamily has been
involved with the Island
since 1885. She has been
coming to Anna Maria since childhood and made
Holmes Beach her permanent home in 1976 when her
husband retired from the military.
Grayson attended Tampa University where she
was a physical education major and attended the Busi-
ness University of Tampa. She taught physical educa-
tion to high school students until she quit to devote
more time to her family. Her island activities include
being a volunteer playground director at the Island
Recreation Center and working with the girl and cub
Issues: Grayson said that her main reason for
seeking election is to be a voice, of the people. "I have
nothing to gain by running for office," she said. "It's a
thankless job." She further stated, "I guess I'm old
fashioned, but I believe in government of the people,
by the people, for the people. My voice on the council
will be the voice of the average citizen."
One of Grayson's concerns is the Holmes Beach
Police Department. "The police department [facility]
is in deplorable condition and it is overcrowded," she
said. "We also need a handicapped access so that a
retired people with a handicap can work there." The
candidate would also like to see more support for the
police department. "The present council wants only
the bare minimum," she stated.
Grayson is puzzled by the way local taxes are
being used. "Holmes Beach has excess money and
taxes continue to increase. What is the money being
used for?" she asked.
"Council has not listened to the people for a
number of years," Grayson said. She cited the building
of the Martinique, the Island's only high rise, as an
example of the council's indifference to the commu-
nity. "The people didn't want a high rise and they
didn't want that big marina in Holmes Beach," she
said. "Big business and money speak. The people were
clearly against both of these projects."
Grayson would like to protect and maintain the
Island's charm and atmosphere.
Be sure to attend the
Candidates Forum Wednesday,
Feb. 24, at the Holmes Beach
Fire Station, adjacent to City
Hall. Candidate questions will
begin at 7 p.m. Ask your new
leaders what they think!
[I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 25, 1993 0 PAGE 7
I HOME BEC LCIN`
mation: Betty Hill is the
only incumbent running for
office in the upcoming
election. She served as City
Clerk for almost 18 years
and is completing her sec-
., ond term as a council mem-
ber. She is the council's
legislative committee chairperson for elected officials
from each of the Island cities looking into the feasibil-
ity of police consolidation.
Hill stated that she is running for re-election be-
cause, "The city needs me. My past knowledge can
provide continuity. Without me, there will be no one
left on council who was there when the comprehensive
plan passed," she said.
Issues: Hill is proud of her accomplishments as the
council's legislative chairperson. "I have prepared an
amendment to the occupational license ordinance,
updated the administrative code and drafted an amend-
ment to the land development code," she said. "I was
involved in the preparation of the comprehensive plan
on a day-to-day basis."
Hill believes that in the next year the council
should address zoning in districts of the city that have
not previously been addressed. Hill also supports regu-
lation that would protect the residential atmosphere of
the community. "Predominantly, residents are
homeowners who are here most of the time," she said.
"They need to be protected."
Hill was forced to retire from her position as city
clerk due to health reasons which are no longer a factor.
She said that her 18 years in that position makes her a
valuable council member. "I am familiar with the
codes and code books," Hill said. "I am knowledgeable
and can be a productive council member. My past
experience with the city has been of value to the
council. I can also draft ordinances. It saves the city a
great deal of legal expense if a council member can
draft an ordinance."
The candidate does not apologize for casting a
positive vote for the 65-foot fixed-span bridge. She
believes that the council's recommendation for the
bridge represented the wishes of the people.
In a press release the candidate states, "I seek a
second term, not because of any special interests and
assure you I will continue to give consideration to the
bestinterests of the public health, safety, and welfare."
mation: Tom Huffine
moved to Holmes Beach
with his family in 1953.
He went to school locally
and worked for the family
business, Huffine's Ser-
He left the Island to attend Embry Riddle Aeronau-
tical University where he received a degree from their
mechanical school. After qualifying for his federal
license, he worked as an airplane mechanic for 17
years. He returned to the Island and the family business
in 1982. He is currently the Postmaster at the Holmes
Beach Post Office.
The candidate was a Holmes Beach Councilman
from 1985-1991 and an unsuccessful candidate for
county commissioner in the recent election. He is a
member and youth sponsor atthe Island Baptist Church
and past member of the board of directors of the Island
Community Center. He lists his causes as recycling
and the environment
Issues: Huffine cites his previous service and
experience on the city council as a reason he should be
elected. "I was on the council when the Comprehen-
sive Plan was drafted," he said. "I also worked to pass
the ordinance that reduces density, the number of
people in the city."
He added that he has a level head and will listen to
the people. "But, I will come to a decision about what
is good for the majority. I won't be swayed by an
outspoken few," he said.
The candidate is also proud to have worked with
the other Island cities to make renourishment a reality
but he sees the new beach as a potential problem. "I
don't think people realize the impact that beach is
going to have," he stated. "We're going to be flooded
with tourists and traffic will be a big problem."
Though Huffine anticipates problems now that the
beach is a reality, he has no specific solutions. "We
don't know exactly what the ramifications will be, but
we need to be paying attention. We must keep a
balance in our infra-structure and try to maintain a
sense of self preservation."
On the resort zoning ordinance, Huffine said, "I
agree with the ordinance. I don't want to cut out
someone's livelihood, but I do want to limit the num-
ber of people on the Island. I want to work for main-
taining the ambiance of the Island. I will listen and
work for the people and maintain an open door policy."
: Biographical Informa-
Stion: Billie Martin came to
the Island in 1944 and re-
a sided in Bradenton Beach
forl6 years. After college,
she married and, with her
husband, opened the first
motor court on the Island.
She has been a Holmes Beach resident for 32 years
and has had various jobs including, clerk in charge of
the city's post office, bookkeeper of the Karel Water
Company, and billing clerk and teacher's aide at Anna
Maria Elementary School. The candidate is now re-
tired and is a member of SAM.
Issues: Martini says she wants to be a voice for the
people on city council. "I believe the present council
has done an admirable job but, as happens so often,
when the citizens do not take active participation, the
council will vote their own way," she said. In a press
release she stated, "I promise, if elected, that the people
of Holmes Beach will be polled or petitioned on any
major issue. I will vote as the results show."
One way of achieving better communication, accord-
ing to Martini, would be to establish a telephone network.
"Ten people would be called, and those ten people would
phone ten more people, and so on. We can know the
wishes of the people. It can be done," she said.
The candidate believes that drainage, noise, roads,
and traffic problems should take priority before exten-
sive monies are spent building a larger city hall. "Dis-
abled access can be accomplished more economi-
cally," she said. "As a council member, Martini would
like to achieve progress while maintaining or improv-
ing the pristine beauty of the Island. "I am for business,
yet I respect our mode of living," she stated.
Martini says she would also like to work to achieve
respect, understanding, and a unified relation with the
neighboring communities. "I am not for Island incorpora-
tion, but for cooperation within the Island," she said.
She would like to initiate a youth council whose
members would learn the workings of government from
their elders. "I would also like to have an effective
community and neighborhood watch, she said. "It's a
problem in the summer, but I believe it can work."
The candidate states that she has the "time, desire,
and fight to be an effective councilperson."
-mation: Reichard moved
eto the Island in 1989,
though she had been a fre-
quent visitor since the
1970s. Prior to becoming a
Holmes Beach resident,
Reichard worked in labor
relations and arbitrations in New York State. She
attended the University of South Florida and worked in
the accounting department of the Association For Re-
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She is presently employed at Plymouth Harbor
Retirement Center in Sarasota and is an active of SAM.
Issues: Richard believes that her background and
expertise in arbitration and negotiations would serve
her well as a council member. She also cites her
affection for the area as an important factor. "I love
Florida and this island," she said. "I intend to die here."
Reichard stated that she is a candidate because, "I
want to insure that people have a candidate who will
represent their wishes. I don't have a conflict of inter-
est or a personal agenda, and I don't have to worry
about sacrificing my objectivity."
Reichard feels that the present council has failed
the citizens. "I am discouraged by some of our present
council members and their disregard for the concerns
of their constitutes. "We need people on our council
who care about protecting the well-being of our Island
and who will think carefully about the impact of any
major changes on the community as a whole," she said.
On spending, the candidate said, "Spending should
be undertaken with extreme caution. All issues need to
be approached with careful study. I want to ensure that
Holmes Beach remains a desirable and affordable
place to live and would like to see our town govern-
ment encourage, not resent, participation from the
Reichard stated that after polling the community,
she is in favor of the resort overlay ordinance. "At first,
I believed the seven day minimum rental restriction
would be a hardship on a great many of the residents
and I was against it," she said. After listening to the
people in the area most affected by the ordinance,
Reichard believes they are overwhelmingly in favor of
the new restrictions. "The people who live in the
districtjust don't wantthe short-term tourists," Reichard
said. "They want to keep our neighborhoods predomi-
nantly family oriented. I am here to represent the
people, so I support the ordinance."
; tion: David Schueneman
moved from Michigan to
S"-Bradenton Beach in 1980
A/ with his parents. When his
parents later moved to town,
he remained on the Island.
Schueneman is a custo-
dian for the Manatee County School System. He is a
member of SAM and the P.T.O. at Anna Maria El-
Issues: Schueneman says he started going to coun-
cil meetings in October and, "I just got the feeling that
the present council doesn't listen to or represent the
people. There is no communication." That is when he
started thinking about running for office.
The candidate said that the process used to enact
the recent resort zoning ordinance is a good example of
council's indifference to the people. "Council was
ready to have a second reading of the ordinance. 80 to
85 per cent of those attending wanted council to
postpone a final vote and to study the issue more,"
Schueneman said. "Council ignored the request and
passed the ordinance."
"I feel that only one council member, Don Howard,
understood the impact that the new ordinance would
have on everyone in the community," the candidate
said. "They go their own way and the people have no
Schueneman believes the three cities should work
together on majorissues. "We should look into the cost
effectiveness of combining our police departments,"
he said. "I also think council should look into grants
and other available funding to solve some of our
problems. The draining in our streets is one example.",
Just 28 years old, Schueneman states that he is one
of the youngest candidates to ever run for office on the
Island. "A lot of the candidates have political agendas.
I have no bias," he said. "I own no business, have no
product to sell. I just care about Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria Island."
"I wouldn't want to live anywhere else," he stated.
"I want my children to grow up here. I don't want to
live in the dark ages, but I want to preserve the Island.
I have energy and commitment and I have a long future
here. This is where my family will live and grow up. I
really care," Schueneman said.
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on their board from 1976 to 1990. Additionally, she is
active in volunteer lobbying to state and federal legis-
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and is a board member of the American Cancer Soci-
Issues: Young states that she seeks election to the
city council because she believes she will provide
responsible leadership and full-time accessibility. In a
prepared release, the candidate states, "As a longtime
member of the Manatee County Planning Commis-
sion, I have dealt with the very zoning problems that
are now troubling our city council. Experience is what
the taxpayers need not expensive lawyers."
Young pledges to communicate with voters prior
to making decisions. She believes priority should be
given to the problem of storm water drainage and to a
recent lawsuit against the city.
"I will be a consistent protector of our city's
comprehensive plan and development code," her re-
lease states. "This planning code is the heart of what
keeps Holmes Beach the beautiful place we all want to
live in. It's what keeps the balance between the busi-
nesses and private sector."
Young also states that while she will respect the
opinions of other members of city council and the
citizens, "I will always vote what I think is in the best
interests of the City of Holmes Beach."
The candidate cites a long record as a realtor as
proof of her fiscal responsibility and her ability to
handle budgetary matters. She believes that her work
in volunteer lobbying at both the state and federal
levels is valuable asset. She is currently working to
promote better health for Americans. "I do not volun-
teer unless I can do a good job," she states. Likewise,
she said that she would not run for office unless certain
she could do the job.
Editor's note: Dolly Young refused a personal
interview and her comments are from a prepared re-
Of the ten candidates up for election on March 9,
only Dee Grayson failed to meet the Friday, Feb. 19
deadline for filing of campaign contribution and ex-
Candidates were notified in their initial packets of
information about requirements for filing, and Holmes
Beach clerk Leslie Ford has made several attempts to
notify Grayson of her non-compliance. Ford has not
been able to reach Grayson directly, but did leave a
message with her husband, as well as other family
The violation of election laws will result in a fine
for Grayson of up to $50 a day, not exceeding 25
percent of the total receipts or expenditures for the time
period covered by the report. Ford stated that Grayson
had told her earlier that she had not spent any money,
however the reporting period includes the payment by
all candidates of the election assessment fee of $54.02,
which would also require a contribution of at least that
Of theother ninecandidates, RichardBohnenberger
led the "list of most monies" with $1,050 in contribu-
tions, followed closely by Larry Campbell with $800.
Bohnenberger loaned himself $1,000 and received a
$50 contribution from a family member. But Larry
Campbell is tops on the "list of most contributors" with
names from the construction and plumbing field, in-
cluding money from a Political Action Committee
(PAC). His list of nine contributors includes seven out-
Luke Courtney gave himself $400 and Dolly Young
loaned her campaign $300. Billie Martini also contrib-
uted to her own campaign, in the amount of $300,
adding an in-kind contribution of a used sign.
David Schueneman collected $225 from a list of
seven local contributors, including $50 from Braden-
ton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola.
Betty Hill gave $161 to her campaign and Tom
Huffine came is as the most frugal candidate with a
personal loan to his campaign account of $60.
Candidates on the Grill Wednesday
The Holmes Beach political forum will be held at
the Fire Station, adjacent to City Hall, on Wednesday
night, February 24, beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Residents and voters are welcome to come early
(6:30 p.m.) to mingle with candidates and to submit
written questions for the panel or for individual candi-
Moderator for both events is Bonner Presswood,
publisher of the Islander Bystander.
The Holmes Beach council election is March 9. A
field of ten candidates, including incumbent Betty
Hill, are vying for three seats on the council, each being
a two-year term for slightly over $3,000 annual com-
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... a new store with
now open in
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7471 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton 792-6695
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JI THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 25, 1993 M PAGE 10
COLORING CONTEST WINNERS
ANNA MARIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
I" AiMAN[4OI INTEGRl  ITYIL~idL lJ[J
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T-Shirts Cards Toys Souvenirs Beach Supplies
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Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
March 16, 17 & 18
Call now for registration!
SFlea Market &
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8AM to 4PM
RENT A SPACE: $10 Single or $15 Double
Supply your own booth or table
Sale Location: 5904 Marina Drive
Across from Holmes Beach City Hall
Information & Reservations:
778-0474 or 778-593
THE MOVIE MACHINE
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WINNER HONORABLE RINGMASTER
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School for Constructive Play
AMY AND EMILY SMITH
The contest is sponsored by The Islander Bystander
and Allan C. Hills Great American Circus!
Doing the elephant look
Baby Lisa the elephant made a hit on the
Island this week during the awdrd presen-
tation for Island children. Lisa put on a
few tricks for youngsters at the School for
Constructive Play, above, as well as with
this little guy, at right. The circus will put
on two shows this Friday, at 5 and 8p.m.
: ~ :
BFfKine Art Pinty ...
Funds still needed to
help school library
Bibliophiles have only a few days
left to assist in expanding the Anna
Maria School library.
The school, recipient of a $68,000
grant to expand computer and commu-
nication facilities, is seeking an addi-
tional $8,000 to improve the library.
Anna Maria School Library Fund Chair-
person Brenda Katz said more than
$6,000 had been raised.
Anyone who contributes to the tax-
exempt cause by February 28 will have
their name placed on the "Founders
Plaque" that will be permanently dis-
played at the library.
Architect Gene Aubry has designed a
user-friendly library design that Katz says
will be exciting for the children to use.
Island artist Sydney Mckenna has also
volunteeredher services to produce avisu-
ally exciting array of colors for the facility.
Katz says one of the more exciting
elements of the proposed library design
is a central chair within the reading
room that will double as a "control con-
sole" for the room's lighting. While
reading a story, Katz said, the lights in
the room may be dimmed or brightened
to reflect the mood of the story, further
enhancing the story's impact on the
Anyone interestedin the Anna Maria
School Library fund should call the
Photo: Jeannie Friedman
Fire Chief describes equipment
at public awareness program
Fire Chief Kenneth A. Price, Jr., talked to the Order of Ancient Hiber-
nians, an Irish women's charitable organization, at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church. Officials of the Anna Maria Fire District are available to
speak to groups and organizations about the services the fire depart-
ment provides. A number of classes, talks, and demonstrations are also
available including, CPR, Fire Extinguishing, and Fire Safety. To
arrange to have afire official speak to your group or for classes, phone
Insurance coverage for city employ-
ees dominated the Feb. 16 meeting of the
Holmes Beach City Council, but after
almost two hours of muddled discus-
sion, Carol Whitmore, chairman of the
insurance committee, was told to take
the issue back to the drawing board.
Two new plans were recommended
over the option of simply renewing the
benefits package city employees are now
receiving. Unfortunately, it was near
impossible to decipher the report and
compare the present plan with either of
the proposed new packages. Whitmore
was told to have her committee prepare
a line-item chart that would clearly show
benefits versus expenses.
Whitmore defended the presenta-
tion and said, "No plan matches the
current plan benefit for benefit." She
tried in vain to convince council that the
committee had done a thorough and
efficient job and had chosen the two
plans that were both cost effective to the
city andbeneficial to employees. "We've
worked very hard," she said. "We did
The problem with the report was
that it lacked specific comparisons and
was further clouded by the inclusion of
such options as dental insurance (which
is not part of the present coverage), and
a wellness program that would force
employee's to share part of the cost
burden, and thus, practice preventative
medicine. The amount of stop loss to be
paid by employees as the insured versus
the insurer added to the confusion.
Whenthe committee's lone city em-
ployee voiced concern about increased
costs to the workers, Leslie Ford, the
city clerk, was asked to set up an after-
hours informational meeting for em-
ployees. Council agreed that such a
meeting should take place and that input
should be received from those affected
by the benefits package before a final
decision is made.
[f] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 25, 1993 0 PAGE 11
Find where to L
dine in the pages LUKE
of the COURTNEY
Islander Bystander for
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- -'t-t YEAR
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
Pd Pol Ad& Piid by Camp.ign Acci of
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Paid by Campaign Acct. of Luke Courtney
I pledge to vote the
people's opinions -
not just my own.
Holmes Beach City Council
To Preserve Our Island!
Active Member of SAM (Save Anna Maria)
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid by Campaign Acct of Mary Ellen. Reichard
For Careful Progress Vote
T. DOLLY YOUNG
for Holmes Beach City Council
7 years on Manatee County
Planning Commission. DOLLY CAN
TACKLE TOUGH ZONING ISSUES.
She will be YOUR watchdog.
In 1989 new proposed zoning stopped some of you from
rebuilding homes, condos after storm/fire destruction. ONLY
DOLLY YOUNG INSISTED YOUR PROPERTY BE EX-
EMPTED and gathered enough evidence to convince council.
DOLLY YOUNG'S GOALS
* Settlement of 3 lawsuits. (All zoning issues!)
* Expedition of Master Storm Drainage
* Use of grants and "user" taxes for capital improvements.
* To be YOUR voice at ALL govt. levels having
1st hand experience.
* To address budget item expenses by PRIORITY
* To invite county & Bradenton to Island officials' monthly
meetings (communication & coordination are vital)
* Instead of costly referendums, to SPEAK WITH YOU
BEFORE decision making.
Paid Political Adv. Paid by the T. Dolly Young Campaign Fund
DonN forget to
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Don 't you think it's time
for a City Council that
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save on mant-items throughout the store!
[go THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER FEBRUARY 25, 1993 PAGE 12
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The living history pageant
The cast of "Angels in the Swamp" by Islander Dorothy Whittaker brought Island living during the
Great Depression to life for the audience attending the Anna Maria Historical Society's Heritage
Day. From left to right are Islanders Nicole Quigley, Matt McGowan, Vinnie Flood from Braden-
ton, and Islanders Georgina Willmott, Art Ballman and Roy McChesney. The day-long, fund-
raising event of historical exhibits, the living history pageant and the serving of over 400 chicken
lunches earned the Society approximately $1,800 to maintain its Island Museum.
Box office open now for
'Jerry's Girls' at Island Players
A celebration of the show tunes of Jerry Herman
will brighten the stage with the Island Players' presen-
tation of "Jerry's Girls," opening Thursday, March 4,
through March 20.
According to Garry Allan Breul, the show's director,
"' Jerry's Girls' is a fun, frolicking revue which gives us
achanceto rejoiceinthe warm, witty, lively musicofJerry
Herman, the best tunesmith in America today."
Many of Herman's best songs were written for and
about women. Barbara Streisand, Betty Grable, Lucy
Arnez, Angela Lansbury, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman,
Eydie Gorme, Celeste Holm, Pearl Bailey, Carol
Channing are among the star-studded ranks of Jerry's
girls. Their songs from "Hello Dolly, "Mame," "Dear
World," "Milk and Honey, "" A Day in Hollywood/A
Night in the Ukraine," "Mack and Mabel," "The Grand
Tour," "La Cage Aux Folles" are among the numbers
to be delightfully staged in a cabaret version of the
There is never an evening, it is said, when some-
where in the world, the music and lyrics of Jerry
Herman are not being played and sung. "Some of the
songs may be new to our audience," said Breul, "and
some will be happily remembered by those who have
hummed their way out of Jerry Herman's musicals."
Jerry's girls will be represented by Katherine
Barlow, Laura Morales, Rita Mazer, Marisa Brown, Jo
Kendall and Shawn Marie Robinson. Leon Odenz is
music director and Joey Russell is choreographer.
The Island Playhouse is at Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria City. All shows start at 8 p.m.
except for the single matinee on Sunday, March 7,
which opens at 2 p.m. No show on Mondays. Tickets
at $9 are available atthe theater or by calling 778-5755.
Thebox office is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and an hour before showtime during the run.
Ladies & Men's Wear
FOR THE LADIES
SELECTED GROUPS OF
Plus Many Other
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Wonderful selections 1
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Photo: Joy Courtney
A visit from over there
Ray Gallagher of Bradenton Beach enjoys a long awaited visit from his sister, Valerie, and her
husband, John Barnes, who are from Devon on the southern coast of England. Brother and sister
have not seen each other since 1971. Anna Maria Island was the first stop for the couple. From Anna
Maria Island, the Barnes will venture to Fort Myers to visit friends from Indiana who are the children
of war-time pen pals of Ray and Valerie's parents after all these years, Valerie and John have kept
l] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 25, 1993 0 PAGE 13
Island opinion noted
in Washington Post
By Joy Courtney
More and more the world is finding
out about our little Anna Maria Island
secret. This time, the Island earned a
dateline in the Sunday, February 14,
1993, edition of The Washington Post.
According to Dr. Jean Hebeler from the
University of Maryland and a friend of
Mayor Ray Simches of Anna Maria
City, who sent the story along, "Anna
Maria has hit the big time!"
Headlined, "There Is Nothing Re-
tiring About Clinton's Would-Be Tax
Targets," Washington Post Staff Writer
William Booth reached out to seniors
living or wintering on Anna Maria Is-
land to express their feeling aboutPresi-
dent Clinton's proposed changes to the
Social Security program in relation to
lowering the national debt.
Wrapped around the opinions of
Island seniors, the article reads like a
mini-travelogue of a walking enthusiast
enjoying an Island tour. Booth talked
about, "More than a few of the elderly
lounging around the city pier and coffee
shop this week ..." "At the pier and
coffee shop and post office, where the
island's seniors mingle, almost every
one of dozens of people interviewed..."
and "... sipping decaffeinated coffee at
Linda's Sunny Side Up Cafe."
Booth wrote, "While poll after poll
has shown that the elderly are extremely
reluctant to pay greater taxes on Social
Security benefits, there is nothing quite
like hearing it in person." And, as one
reads his article, there is nothing quite
like having Anna Maria Islanders ex-
press their opinions!
"They're dead meat," quoted Booth
of Harry Blackmon, 76, retired butcher
from suburban Chicago. "They touch
Social Security, it'll make Zoe Baird,
gays in the Army, all that, look like a
picnic." Reading on, "Look, don't listen
to all those old guys down at the pier,"
said Thomas Omalev, 75, a retired tool-
and-dye worker from Grosse Pointe,
Mich., who sprinkles his conversation
with quotations from Plato, Lenin and
Goethe. "This country has been good to
me. It was good to them. I'm willing to
pay my fair share to get us out of this
mess. And so are they, if they don't
think they're getting screwed."
Booth credited Barbara Hall, "I don't
of nine, referring to increased Social Secu-
rity tax. "But it would be terrible to be pig-
headed, wouldn't it? My favorite word in
the English language is balance. If there
was balance, I would compromise." "Me,
69, retired insurance claims manager and
recent candidate for the Anna Maria City
Commission. "But for a lot of people
below (the cost-of-living), where Social
Security is their sole income, you freeze
cost-of-living, you're taking bread out of
their mouths. That's wrong." Last but not
least, Booth quoted, "Nobody is going to
slipthis onebyus," saidDottieHowell, 64,
a retired store clerk sipping decaffeinated
coffee at Linda's Sunny Side Up Cafe.
"Mr. Clinton is going to have to sell us on
this one, and it isn't going to be as easy
sale. This ain't a bargain, honey. Even an
old lady like me knows that."
Throughout his article, Booth con-
veyed that the senior citizens of Anna
Maria Island are impressively well-in-
formed and willing to sacrifice to leave
the country in better shape for their
grandchildren, but "very suspicious of
Washington, having had a lifetime to
Because being interviewed by a
writer from The Washington Post has to
be the next most exciting thing to being
interviewed by a writer from The Is-
lander Bystander, we invite Booth's
interviewees to contact us to tell us their
story and we issue an open invitation to
Mr. Booth to allow us to turn the tables
and feature an article about him.
Linda Greig of Linda's Sunny Side
Up Cafe had her own story to add, "I
received a copy of the article from a friend
of mine in Washington, D.C. She wrote I
had really made the big time by having my
restaurant mentioned in The Washington
Post because it never mentions anyone
except politicians and criminals and
sometimes they're one and the same!"
Photo: Jeannie Friedman
One more feathered friend rescued
Gerald Abraham prepares to transport an injured bird from Anna
Maria City to the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary. Abraham and his
wife Marjorie are volunteers for the non-profit organization.
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Where to go for good food on the
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200 N. GULF DRIVE BRADENTON BEACH 778-5608A sTING
Cafe N* o Robar
EVERY SUNDAY 9:30 AM TO 2 PM
CAFE ROBAR BRUNCH PLATTER
A large platter filled with one Egg Benedict, Fresh Fruit, Danish
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one complimentary glass of Champagne or Mimosa ... $6.95
STUFFED FRENCH TOAST ... 5.25
SPANISH OMELET ... 5.25
DENVER OMELET ... 5.25
THE CAFE OMELET ... 5.25
All omelets served with Home Fries, Fresh Fruit & Toast
EGGS YOUR WAY ... 5.25
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If it snows while you're at Cafe Robar,
January, February or March ...Your meal is free!
204 PINE AVENUE ANNA MARIA 778-6969
[3 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 25, 1993 M PAGE 14
The Islander Bystander
is easy to read
and easy to find!
Look for outdoor boxes at the post offices, food
stores and many other locations on the island!
Breakfast & Lunch V
Beers and Wines
Island atmosphere right ovei
Daily Specials. Tues
Saturday and Sunday,
BAIT & T
Fishing operation open 7
special occasions. Fres
ROD & REEL PIER
"Likely The Best Fishing
Spot in Florida"'
875 N. Shore Drive in Anna Maria City
Next to the Rod & Reel Motel
INDER CAFE ...
various Snack Items, Soft Drinks,
* Open daily 7 am to 10 pm
r the sea. Florida Seafood and Steaks.
sday to Friday, 4 pm to 10 pm.
8 am to 10 pm. Closed Monday.
ns please call 778-1885.
am to rr'dnight; open 24 hours for
sh bait and assistance to anglers.
5eafood, 5~IlfitL & W11atriot
3200 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach 778-5997
Open 7 Days Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri & Sat 5-11
HAPPY HOUR 5-7 NIGHTLY
Stop in to see us for
the freshest fish available!
Smoked Fish, Chicken & Ribs
Open 10 to 6, Monday thru Saturday, Sunday 11 to 4
5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-0333
Dave & Rose Little, Proprietors
A O C '
on Palma Sola
Sport fanatics will enjoy the open-
ing of Zoomerz, a new beach bar and
grill, taking the place of what was once
the High Seas, Dockers, and lastly Roast-
ers, on the Palma Sola Causeway.
It's a long way and a long time since
the location offered quiet, elegant din-
ing and a cozy, intimate lounge. The
new Zoomerz "sports" a new attitude,
with pool tables, televisions "zoomed"
in to sports programming, and special
events like this weeks grand opening.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 26, 27, and 28, they have planned
contests, volleyball games and jet ski
races, with prizes, live music and lots of
Since the franchise was purchased
by a group of NFL players recently,
Zoomerz has a lock on celebrity appear-
ances the likes of Alonzo Highsmith,
Bubba McDowell, Sean Jones and
Broderick Thomas. They'll be there
along with a promise to bring along a
bunch of their friends from the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers and the Houston Oil-
ers. Contact Zoomerz for a schedule of
activities at 792-5523.
Big Band sound
A Big Band dance will be held on
Friday, Feb. 26 at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Debra Jean & The
Melotones will provide the "big band
The dance is B.Y.O.B. and will be-
gin at 10 p.m. Call Cynthia at the Center
for more information at 778-1908.
final fish fry
The Cortez Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment will hold a fish fry on Friday,
February 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the
Cortez Village Fire Station, 4517 123rd
St Ct. W., Cortez Village. The cost is $4
for adults and $2 for children under 12.
Call 778-6621 for information.
backyard of the
If you missed the tent raising on
Wednesday morning, you can still stop
by and get a whiff of sawdust prior to the
two Friday shows of the Great Ameri-
can Circus at 5 and 8 p.m.
Farmers, horticulturalists and gar-
dening enthusiasts are welcome to stop
by the showgrounds on Friday at the
Holmes Beach City Hall grounds, 5901
Marina Drive. Bring a shovel, as the
Circus elephants have invited you help
yourself to free elephant chips.
The offer is only good while sup-
plies last, and there is a limited number
of elephants at the circus.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce is looking for a tent approxi-
mately 10' x 12'. The tent will be used
to house Chamber materials at publicity
events. Please call the Chamber at 778-
1541 or 778-2260.
Elder Hostels, art
topics -of Artist
A new program will be presented by
the Artist's Guild of Anna Maria on
Monday, March 1, at their Gallery.
Blanche Vanderzee will be the fea-
tured speaker. Her topic will be, Elder
Hostels that offer instruction on Art of
the Impressionistic Period. Admission
is free and the public is invited.
to speak to Hi-12
Frank Mohr, area engineer of the U.
S. Army Corps of Engineers, will talk
about the beach renourishment program
now in progress on Anna Maria Island,
at the Hi-12 Club meeting on Thursday,
Social hour will begin at noon at
Pete Reynard's restaurant in Holmes
Beach. All Master Masons and their
guests are invited.
Anna Maria City
Kerr (left) and Dor-
4 othy Calcanis (right)
look over the bargain
book section at the
Si. Anna Maria Island
rummage sale. The
* enthusiastic director
of the Center, Pierette
Kelly, can be seen
with her arms flagging
in the upper left
corner of the photo.
Now, what was she
exclaiming? Oh, yes
..."Buy more, buy
more!." All proceeds
from the sale go to
support the 40 plus
programs the Anna
-. Maria Community
S Center offers.
y Photo: Joy Courtney
[ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 25, 1993 M PAGE 15
Income tax help
available on Island
Income tax assistance by IRS trained volunteers is
available at Anna Maria City Hall on Mondays and
Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until April 14.
The service is free and is available for help with the
usual tax forms. All participants are asked to bring
their 1993 and last year's forms to assist the VITA
Make reservations now
for Irish Nite
Irish Nite will be celebrated at St. Bernard's Activ-
ity Center in Holmes Beach on Saturday, March 13, at
6 p.m. The men of the Holy Name Society will be
cooking an Irish dinner of corned beef, cabbage and, of
course, Irish potatoes and Irish soda bread with home
The cost for a wonderful evening of good food,
dancing to the Bob Edwards band, and socializing is
$12.50 per person. B.Y.O.B. (set-ups provided).
Reservations are a MUST so call Mabel at 778-
5432; Helen at 778-7370 or Gable in the parish office
at 778-4769. Get your tickets early as itis always a sell-
Potluck at Island
The regular potluck dinner meeting of the Island
Garden Club will be held Thursday, February 25, at 6:30
p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
The recipient of the Club's 1993 Scholarship
Award, Miss Jenny Mazza of Bradenton Beach, will be
an honored guest. The speaker will be Jim Moon from
Florida Power & Light.
Island artist featured in
Anna Maria resident Tanya Ann Wynne will have
a hanging display of watercolors and mixed media at
Island Branch Library during March.
Wynnejs-a-graduate of Ringling School of Art &
Design where she concentrated on computer graphic
design. She currently owns T. Wynne Art & Design
and her business serves both Manatee and Sarasota
County clientele. The artist's work has been exhibited
at Tampa Museum of Art's primary fund-raiser and
also graced the cover of the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce 1993 Newcomer Guide.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701
Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
Longboat Island Chapel
The Longboat Island Chapel located at 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, with Charles Jim
Marsh, minister, offers services at
9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sundays. Church School is
held at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays with Adult Sunday
School available. The Church's nursery is open or both
services. For information, call 383-6491.
Off Island happenings
"When Is A Nude Lewd?" is the topic for discussion
by Lucille Orzach, Longboat Key artist, art historian, and
lecturer, on February 23 at 3 p.m. at the Education Center
on Longboat Key. Reservations are required and the
admission price is $5. Call 383-8811.
Manatee Community College's (MCC) 10th Annual
Employer Expo Career Fair will be held Wednesday,
March 24, in the student center on the
MCC Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th Street, West
The event is open to local firms as well as alumni. For
information, phone 755-1511, ext. 4337.
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will sponsor a free jazz
concert at the Manatee County Central Library onWednes-
day, March 10 at 2:00 p.m., in thelibrary auditorium, 1301
Barcarrota Boulevard, West. Information, call 748-5555.
"Speaking of Art," an outreach program by the John
and Mable Ringling Museum, will be held at the Central
Library Thursday, March 11 thru April 1, from 2-3 p.m.
"The Brotherhood of Dreamers," a slide lecture, will
be presented at the Education Center on Longboat Key on
Tuesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. by artist/lecturer, Kevin
Costello Reservations are requested. Admission, $5. Call
"SUNNY SIDE UP" CAFE'!:V
Great Food at Great Prices -Breakfast and Lunch
7 to 2 weekdays 7 to 1 weekends Closed Wednesday
S & S Plaza Holmes Beach 778-4140
OPEN I/V7 '
German & Austrian
OPEN DAILY "'
8AM to 2pm 5PMto10PM '
101 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach *778-6189
Grouper and fresh Spinach Salad, German Apple
Pancake, Filet Mignon au poivre. Lunch and
brunch are served daily with stylish informality.
AR Y S LONGBOAT KEY
c jnr et/MAet- 383-0777
delightful dining gourmet take-out stylish catering
525 St Judes Drive at 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive
"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven, "lffliiss
EBuffg," Pat Geyer, owner. \
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am 7pm,
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Take out 778-2501
Hardy Party Sez: "Limited Supply"
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
& PARTY HOP i
Island Shopping Center 5416 Marina Drive InslantLottery
778-2023 We Deliver WeSellTckets
club & cafe
"Blind Draw Darts"
500 Drafts 200 Wings
Come join the fun *
$5 Cover includes
Well, Wine & Draft
for Ladies All Night
All Shots $1 (10PM to Close)
Feb 24 Party with
The Funky Katz 10PM
"Turtles Members Night"
2 for 1 Drinks for
All Members (10PM to Close)
Feb 25 Party with
White Room 10PM
FRI & SAT*10PM
Feb 26 & 27
"Patron Appreciation Night"
$1 Longnecks 500 Drafts
200 Wings $2 Well Drinks
Feb 28 Party with
John Prestia 10PM
HAPPY HOUR DAILY
11AM to 9PM
JB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 25, 1993 0 PAGE 16
Island police reports
2/20 3:00 a.m. 100 Blk.Beech
Five citations were issued for drinking or possession
of alcohol on beach
Feb. 15 2:51 p.m. Coquina Park Burglary
Theft of purses from trunk of car.
Feb. 16 1:44 a.m. 3200 Blk. 6th Av In-
Subject was riding bike while intoxicated. Struck a
parked vehicle and tried to leave scene of accident.
Ambulance was summoned and, while officer was
investigating scene of accident, subject jumped from
ambulance. Officer pursued and had to restrain
subject. Defendant was swearing and had to dragged
to police car as he refused to walk. After in police
vehicle, subject attempted to smash out rear door
window of car. Defendant's legs were restrained and
he was transported to the county jail. Upon arrival,
was unsteady on his feet and refused to cooperate.
Subject was placed in a single cell.
Feb. 16 5:27 p.m. 12700 Blk. Cortez W DUI
Feb. 14 9:24 a.m. 300 blk. 61st St Wife
phoned police when husband became violent after
she refused to reveal the whereabouts of his mari-
juana stash. He punched a hole in wall and kicked
bedroom door. He then took 9 month old child to
parent's home. The wife turned the marijuana over
to the police. Was advised to get restraining order.
Feb. 15 10:16 p.m. 72nd St & Gulf Dr. DUI
Vehicle observed going left of center.
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Beware of phone solicitors bearing bargains
By Jeannie Friedman
The behavior of an air conditioning firm led local
residents and contractors to believe there is a scam
taking place on Anna Maria.
Skilled phone solicitors are convincing Holmes
Beach residents to take advantage of a cut-rate offer on
routine maintenance for their air conditioners. The
problem arises after the serviceing is complete. Last
week, at least two home owners were told that their
compressor was either in need of major repair or had to
be replaced. Estimates from the company ranged from
several hundred to several thousand dollars.
Both residents were able to avoid becoming victims
because they called the local contractor who normally
provides service on their air conditioners. Mike Silbaugh
of West Coast Refrigeration personally checked the com-
pressors and found them to be in good working order. One
of the home owners had already given the firm a check in
excess of $2,500 but was able to contact her bank and stop
payment The other owner simply cancelled the appoint-
ment he had made for repairs.
Lawrence Moon of Air & Energy has been getting
calls from confused customers. He normally contacts his
clients twice a year to schedule appointments for service,
and his customers assumed his company was phoning.
Some of the callers are suspicious because they know their
units are not due for servicing. Both Moon and Silbaugh
warned that reputable contractors almost never use phone
solicitation to sell their services.
The Islander Bystander contacted the county li-
censing office and found that the firm is operating
illegally. They do not have a licence and one of the
company's officers has had his license suspended. The
county official urged citizens who feel they have been
victimized to file complaints. The state licensing
department has been alerted.
Both Silbaugh and Moon worry that the episodes
are harming their own business. The contractors both
said they have worked hard to build trust and maintain
a good reputation with Island residents.
To file a complaint or for information, contact the
building department in your city:
Anna Maria, Frank Tyndall, 778-0781;
Bradenton Beach, Joe Romano, 778-1005;
Holmes Beach, John Fernandez, 778-6633.
To protect yourself from being cheated by unscru-
pulous companies, local air conditioning contractors
Mike Silbaugh and Lawrence Moon offered the fol-
Be suspicious of all telephone solicitors.
Always get a second opinion unless you are
dealing with someone you trust completely,
Ask to see the contractor's license (this includes
plumbers, carpenters, electricians, roofers, etc.).
Ask how long the company has been in business.
Does the company have general liability and
Always ask for old parts.
Get a written guarantee on parts and labor.
Never sign a contract that does not have complete
Never pay full amount until the job is completed
in your satisfaction.
If it seems to good to be true, it probably is!
Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable. Seek
advice from friends, neighbors, or family members
before allowing workers in your home.
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Euphemia Haye's New
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Presenting Live Entertainment
Vocalist Katt Hefner with
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Sun. & Mon.
Katt Hefner with
Skip Cook on Keyboard
Tues. & Wed.
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Dessert Room 7:00-1:00
Dinner Reservations 813 383 03633
Large Portions at Reasonable Prices
Also visit our
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...and here's some tips to avoid the scam
Coffee slated Monday
on Bridge Street
The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
of Bradenton Beach will host a coffee on Monday,
March 1, for anyone interested in learning about the
revitalization of historic Bridge Street.
The coffee will begin at 10 a.m. in the City Hall,
107 Gulf Drive, North, Bradenton Beach. The event is
free and open to the public, but reservations are re-
quested and may be made by calling Clem Dryden at
778-7272, or Ida Cuthbertson at 778-6269.
During the coffee hour, the CRA will display the
plan showing the changes that will be made on Bridge
Street and those attending will be invited to stroll the
The redevelopment is being funded by a $500,000
grant from the Florida Department of Community
White Elephant sale
at Roser Church
Roser's Women's Guild will hold its traditional
White Elephant Sale on Saturday, February 27, at
Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria
City. The sale will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in
On the same day, on the grounds of the church, The
Mission Committee will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3
Episcopal Church Women of Church of the An-
nunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, will meet at
10:15 a.m., Thursday, March 4, in Lowe Hall.
Father Fellows will speak on, "And After This."
Luncheon will be served at noon. Please make reserva-
tions by March 1.
P Early Bird Special
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Doing what grandpas do best,
Don Brown of Bradenton
Beach roughhouses with his
four year old grandson,
Nicholas Andjewski, visiting
from Connecticut. Nicholas'
face tells the entire story.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Privateer marries on
Privateer Larry Hand exchanges
rings with his bride, Sandy
Zimmerman, both from Holmes
Beach. The couple were wed
aboard the Anna Maria Island
Privateers' ship anchored outside
the fire station in Bradenton
Beach where the reception was
held. The groom works for
General Telephone on Anna
Maria Island and has been a
member of the Privateers for
about a year. The bride works at
the Pier Walk Cafe. Larry's son,
Tyge, performed the duties of best
man and Jody Giles, a friend and
co-worker of Sandy's, was
matron of honor. The couple
planned to honeymoon in
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[a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 25, 1993 M PAGE 18
Elsa Beahm, 89, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 18.
BorninBrooklyn,N.Y., Mrs. Beahm cameto Braden-
ton from Norwood, N.J., in 1970. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two sons, Richard, of River Vale,
N.J., and William J., of Rolling Hills, Calif.; a sister, Edith
Watson of Norwood; four grandchildren and three great-
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Holmes Beach. Memorials may be sent to Manatee/
Sarasota Alzheimer's Chapter, Sarasota.
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Jack "Jackie" E. Mora
Jack "Jackie" E. Mora, 73, of Cortez, died February
19 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Mora was a native of Cortez. He was a commer-
cial fisherman. He attended the Church of Christ Cortez.
He was a member of the Cortez Historical Society.
He is survived by three sisters, Ruth Culbreath of
Cortez, Polly Staigerwald of Bradenton and Bessie
Kromrey of Ellenton; two brothers, Charles and Vernon,
both of Cortez.
Funeral services were held Monday at Brown and
Sons Funeral Home in Bradenton with Robert Atkinson
officiating. Burial took place in Palma Sola Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, Cortez,
P.O. Box 261, Cortez, Florida 34215.
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But there is no need to fret, cause we know they won't
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And it never gets so cold, that we feel we won't survive.
For it's a rare day when the temperature goes under
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Feb. 23 Bali vs. Betsy AMFD vs. Hi-12
Feb. 24 Gen. Prop vs. Cannon WAC vs. Haleys
Feb. 25 Tip vs. Bali Kiwanis vs. Hi-12
Feb. 26 CIRCUS DAY CIRCUS DAY
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March 5 Gen. Prop. vs. Tip Kiwanis vs. WAC
March 8 Cannon vs. Betsy Kiwanis vs. Haleys
March 9 Bali vs. Tip Hi-12 vs. AMFD
March 10 Betsy vs. Gen Prop Haleys vs. WAC
March 11 Cannon vs. Tip AMFD vs. Kiwanis
March 12 Gen Prop vs. Bali Hi-12 vs. WAC
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March 16 Bali vs. Betsy AMFD vs. Hi-12
March 17 Gen Prop. vs. Cannon WAC vs. Haley
March 18 Tip. vs. Bali Kiwanis vs. Hi-12
March 22 AMFD vs. WAC Bali vs. Gen Prop
March 23 Hi-12 vs. Haley Betsy vs. Tip
March 24 Kiwanis vs. AMFD Cannon vs. Bali
March 25 WAC vs. Hi-12 Gen Prop. vs. Betsy
March 26 Haleys vs. Kiwanis Tip vs. Cannon
April 5-8 Rain Days Rain Days
April 12 Betsy vs. Bali AMFD vs. Haley
April 13 Cannon vs. Gen Prop. Hi-12 vs. Kiwanis
April 14 Tip vs. Betsy WAC vs. AMFD
April 15 Bali vs. Cannon Haleys vs. Hi-12
April 19 Cannon vs. Betsy Haleys vs. WAC
April 20 Bali vs. Tip AMFD vs. Kiwanis
April 21 Betsy vs. Gen Prop Hi-12 vs. WAC
April 22 Cannon vs. Tip Kiwanis vs. Haleys
April 26 Tip vs. Gen Prop Haleys vs. AMFD
April 27 Bali vs. Betsy Kiwanis vs. Hi-12
April 28 Gen. Prop vs. Cannon WAC vs. Haleys
April 29 Tip vs. Bali AMFD vs. Hi-12
April 30 Betsy vs. Cannon WAC vs. Kiwanis
May 3 AMFD vs. WAC Bali vs. Gen Prop
May 4 Hi-12 vs. Haleys Betsy vs. Tip
May 5 Kiwanis vs. AMFD Cannon vs. Bali
May 6 WAC vs. Hi-12 Gen. Prop. vs. Betsy
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May 10 Gen. Prop. vs. Tip Kiwanis vs. WAC
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By Bob Ardren
There's a new world record for Gulf
flounder! Afour-pound, 14-ounce speci-
men was landed February 4 off Punta
Gorda. Canadian Edward Lechowicz
caught the fish while aboard the charter
boat King Fisher II besting the old
record by nearly a pound.
Giving credit where it's due, I picked
that news tip up in the Gulf Mariner, the
oldest boating newspaper on the west
coast of Florida and it's free too.
So OK, that's not exactly "island
news," but it's close. Especially for a
world record fish.
Last week I ranted and raved about
the dunderheads serving on the local
Agency on Bay Management. They'd
refused to recommend stopping purse
seining for "bait fish" in local waters.
This is after the seiners took out 18-
million pounds (18-million pounds!) of
living, flopping little fish in less than
five years. That was 1986 through 1988.
The fishery then simply collapsed.
Now it turns out the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission has gone ahead
and recommended passage of the mea-
sure to Governor and Cabinet.
If enacted, the measure will prohibit
purse seining of all species within all of
Tampa Bay and three miles of the coast in
Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas coun-
ties. Interestingly, the conservation zone is
virtually identical to the one proposed by
Save our Sealife, the coalition of conser-
vation groups trying to stop virtually all
netting in Florida waters.
And now a plug for the good guys in
Here's hoping you made it to the
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival last
Saturday. Between eating too many
Cortez hot dogs (mullet) and bowls of
Organized Fishermen's chowder- well,
it was a splendid day. And a chance to
wander through the village, talk with
the local fishermen about their history
and trade, and gain a new appreciation
for our good neighbors to the south.
"So," the yuppies tell me, "there's
no need to plunder the sea with commer-
cial fishermen, we'll just raise what we
need with fish farming."
At a time when it has become politi-
cally correct to regard commerical fish-
ermen as the "villans of the 1990s",
some numbers I picked up from the
Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Service are very interesting.
Consider this. In 1991, the most
recent year for which figures are avail-
able, Florida producers sold $54 million
worth of aquaculture products.
Fully sixty percent of those total
sales, some $32.8 million, came from
tropical fish production live fish sold
to aquarium hobbyists. Aquatic plants
ranked second in sales, providing $9.9
million. These include plants grown for
those same hobbyists, plus watercress
used for food (ok sandwich on a sunny
afternoon in California) and farm-raised
plants used in wetland restoration.
Farm-raised alligator (finally, some-
thing I can really eat), generated sales of
$4.4 million, oysters and clams another
$2.5 million, and catfish just $2 million.
I don't see a grouper or mullet sand-
wich there anywhere.
So lets get serious about conserving
our natural resources and forget those
dreams of bailing ourselves out with
aquaculture once we totally ruin our fish
stocks. That goes for both commercial
and sport fisherfolks.
Fish is the only food you and I eat
that we still get from real hunting from
hunters who go to sea and find food for
us all. From a McDonald's fish sand-
wich to pompano at Antoines to that
cheap "crab meat" that seems to go
down so easy, if not well. Hunted in the
wildest place, the sea.
See you next week.
was one of
some time at
-- packed the
.' enjoy the
World record flounder
caught and the fishing
BE A GOOD SPORT!
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By Mike Heistand
Bobby from the Bradenton Beach Pier reported
fishing has been good. Saturday night a redfish was
caught. Trout, sheepshead, flounder and pompano
have been caught in the early morning or late at night
using shrimp and squid for bait.
Captain Rick Gross says sheepshead have been
his best bet this week. Rick's clients have also caught
a few redfish this week.
Jamie from the Cortez Fleet reported their four-
hour trip has been averaging 100 head of Key West
grunts, porgies, triggerfish and mangrove snapper.
Their six-hour trips have been averaging 200 head of
mangrove, yellow tail, snapper, porgies and red grou-
per. Nine-hour trips have been averaging forty head of
red and black grouper, vermilion snapper and two
bonnet head sharks.
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin said he and his
crew have been catching lots and lots of red grouper up
to ten pounds in 70 feet of water. He also reported
redfish being caught in the Bayou by the marina and
trout in the deeper grass flats outside of Key Royale.
Captain Phil Shields says when the wind has not
been blowing, he has been catching lots of mangrove
snapper up to ten pounds and amberjack in the 50
pound range with a few red grouper up to ten pounds.
Captain Mike Heistand reported lots of big red-
fish up to 32" and lots of sheepshead up to six pounds
and also a few flounder and whiting.
Dewey of the Rod & Reel Pier says there have
been lots of sheepshead being caught using shrimp and
sandfleas for bait. He said they're also catching floun-
der and pompano with shrimp.
Captain Dave Pinkham with Gulf to Bay Char-
ters reported Art Popp caught a 50 pound amberjack
Saturday offshore. His client's are also catching 10
pound red grouper in about 60 to 100 feet of water and
black grouper in 40 to 70 feet using cut bait, live bait
and different types of lead head jigs. Dave said the
seven mile reef is loaded with sheepshead.
Paul Ficaiotta from Tampa,
fishing with Captain Phil Shields,
caught this 107 pound snapper
this week in 110 feet of water, 30
-: miles west of Anna Maria Island.
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THEG LF SH P
"BIG BIRTHA" $98.50
Special Regrip $1.99 each
Putters $15.75 and up ...
With Island Locksmith in Island Shopping Center
5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-1661
IM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 25, 1993 W PAGE 22
Cheri6 A Deen, LMT
S Massage Therapist
S- ..(formerly at Skinsational Body)
Now Accepting Appointments
Stephen G. Pelham, M. D.
announces the association of
FAMILY PRACTICE -
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
ARTS AND CRAFTS
.P0ONS3REO BY ROTARY CLUB OF ANNA MARIA I .AlND
SATURDAY MARCH 20
9 AM TO 3 PM IN HOLMES BEACH AT THE
First Union National Bank Parking Lot
I- RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW! --
$15.00 PER SPACE PHONE 792-5615
I Type No. Of Spaces __
DROP THIS RESERVATION FORM OFF AT
Walgreen's Pharmacy Counter Holmes Beach
OR MAIL TO:
Bob Kral 903 Waterside La. Bradenton 34209
For more information: Call 792-5615
1oswr Memorial Community CQurcb
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
S9:00................ FIRST WORSHIP
S9:00 ................ Sunday School
10:30 .......SECOND WORSHIP
Sat. 5:00 ........Seaside Worship
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
Come, Celebrate Christ Transportation & Nursery Available 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.
Church James M Melts, 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
KEITH L. GRUENDL
BRADENTON HOLMES BEACH
720 Manatee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Cortez Road West (813) 778-4480
(813) 748-1011 FAX 746-6459
Father of the
In honor of Presidents'
Day, third grade student
Alan Jenkins created
this model of the frigate,
"The Constitution," out
of Lego's in honor of
President John Adams
who is known as the
father of the U.S. Navy.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Modern day presidents
All third grade students at Anna
Maria Elementary did an in-depth
study of a President of the United
States as part of the Presidents' Day
celebration. From left to right are
Amy Triana who did her report on
Jimmy Carter; Stephen Rome, who
studied Ronald Reagan, and Randy
Blancet and Lacy Tupin who re-
ported on George Bush.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Anna Maria School menu
* Thursday, 2/25/93
Breakfast: Toast, Egg, Juice
* Lunch: Oven Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Roll, Strawberry Cup
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
* Lunch: Fiestado, Corn, Tossed Salad, Pudding
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Hamburger on Bun, Oven Fries, Lettuce & Tomato Salad
Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Peanut Butter, Juice
Lunch: Burrito, Broccoli Cuts, Relish Cup, Oatmeal Cookie
* Wednesday, 3/3/93
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg, Toast, Fruit Cup
Lunch: Turkey & Rice, Hot Cinnamon Apples, Tossed Salad, Hot Roll, Orange Juice
* All meals served with milk.
I i -
For the week ending February 12, these are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary
School. First row are Ian Tucker, Jason Loomis, Jessica Sweetnich, Wyndham Riter, Megan
Shimandle, Brandi McGohan, Shayna Whitaker and Amanda Sadorski. Back row are Krista Skee,
Shawn Duncan, Chad Stephens, Adina Bridges and Helen Freshour.
jM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 25, 1993 I PAGE 23
ISLAND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
226 Periwinkle Plaza
Bradenton Beach 2401 Avenue B
50x100 bay view
Bradenton Beach 2516 Avenue C
105 34th St
100x50 gulf view
3705 E Bay Dr
633 Key Royale Dr
647 Key Royale Dr
circa 1700 sfla
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
SALE OF THE WEEK
by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker
226 Periwinkle Plaza is an example of an average canal
front home sale on the Island. Three bedrooms, 2 baths,
elevated, $200,000 price range, and co-broked by two
different Island real estate firms. Listing brokerage
house was Century-21 A. Paradise Realtor Inc of
Holmes Beach, Lynn Hostetler as listing agent and
broker. Pat Jackson of Fran Maxon Real Estate of Anna
Maria City was the selling agent.
2/1 Condo 2nd
floor end unit
Good rental. 200
ft. to beach.
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!
The Prudential ( Florida Realty We Are Fl da-
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
KARIN B. STEPHAN
spezialisiert auf Anna
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.
GREAT NICE DUPLEX 1/2 block off of the Gulf of Mexico.
Larger side is turnkey furnished. Professionally landscaped.
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...$239,000.
SPORTSMAN HARBORI #00430 $144,900 ... Elevated home close to beaches!
Bring the children! Call Donald Pampuch now or 778-3111 eves.
MARVELOUSI #95848 $1,300,000 ... 3 story home with 145' on Gulf ofMexico!
One of a kind! To see, call June Gilley 792-0758 anfrtime!
SAN REMO SHORES! #99972 $154,900 ... Nice home on canal with inground
pool! Spilt bedroom design. Call Carol Heinze now or 792-5721 eves.
The Prudential (
Experienced Professional R
T. Dolly Young, IMS
offers for sale: motels, apa,.'-er-.i
commercial property, vaca.-i I a.i %.
investment property, and y~ ,.-.,. -.r.v,.. "
OFFICE 778-0766 MOBILE: 350-1817
AFTER HOURS: 778-5427 La.
Florida Realty CAROL HEINZE CRS
Million Dollar Club
5340- Gulf Drive m
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 r-- I /'.'\
(813) 778-0766 eo o f(roo)
Fax (813) 778-3035 ,Too -
After Hours (813) 792-5721
GREAT STARTER! #50686 $79,900 ... 3 bedroom, 2
bath split plan! To see today, call Horace T. Gilley 792-
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available beginning
at $500. Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.
neaL. & eau-
Reach Richard for your piece of paradise. Erreichen Sie Richard fuer ihr stueck paradies.
Buying or .....
.. Selling 'i
Richard! -i- i
778-2261 Fantastic beach cottage. Totally PERICO BAY CLUB. What a bay Great duplex, great investment
updated, over 2600 sf, possible 4th view! Totally updated 3BR/2BA with in paradise. 2BR/2BA on each side
After Hours: bedroom. Great rental possibilities, garage. One of the area's best and of this totally upgraded duplex. Close to
778 2284 Fireplace, beautiful dining area. Best of loveliest complexes. A must see for the wide beach. Good rental history.
778-2284 all, next to world class beach. particular buyer. [1~ MLS
Richard A. Freeman, Island and Key Specialist, Realtor@/Associate, After hours: (813) 778-2284 NEAL & NEAL, REALTORS (813) 778-2261 or 800-422-6325
10 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 25, 1993 M PAGE 24
Michael Saunders & Co. of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
BAY FRONT ESTATE PERICO BAY CLUB'S BEST
Total Privacy and spectacular views of the bay and intrac- 3BR/2B A first floor end unit with south exposure and water
coastal. Grounds encompass entire end of a bay front penin- views. Glass enclosed and A/C lanai. Many upgrades.
sula. Quality craftsmanship. Pool and boat dock. $750,000. $169,500. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045
SPECTACULAR VIEWS Totally refurbished beach home.
2BR/2BA, great views of Egmont, Passage Keys. Swim
safely in front of your home or beach walk for miles.
$399,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
SINGLE AND AVAILABLE Appealing 2BR/2BA Sun-
bow Bay unit surrounded by Island fun. Tennis, pool and
short walk to Gulf. Covered parking, convenient location.
$89,000. Jeff Granston, 778-5234.
PERFECT ISLAND COTTAGE Short walk to beach and
shopping. High ceilings in open kitchen. Third bedroom
ideal for hobby/office. Easy comfort, easy care. $95,000.
Toni King, 778-1785.
PRIME HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Cozy, well main-
tained duplex near the beach. Exceptional lot with fruit trees
and room for expansion. $132,500. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
ANYTHING ELSE IS A COMPROMISE! Contempo-
rary 3BR/2BA Canal front home in Anna Maria's most
prestigious nautical community, North Point Harbor. Split
plan, vaulted ceilings, 60' dock. $349,000. Don and Karen
ONE BLOCK TO BEACH Elevated 2BR/2BA home with
one car garage and covered parking. Stone fireplace, large
screened lanai, open kitchen with lots of storage. $149,900.
Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
STATELY ELEGANCE Very secluded tropical setting in
Marina Isle. 3BR/2.5BA, pool and water views. Must see to
appreciate. Reduced! $399,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
BOATERS BARGAIN Exceptional 2BR/2BA 1386 sq ft
condo with boat dock on protected canal. Upscale complex
has .pool, lighted tennis court and hot tub. $76,900. Ken
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.
BAY VIEW DUPLEX Unobstructed Bay view from
this custom duplex with large utility and storage area.
Shortwalkto beach and City Park. Priced at$139,900.
Call Dave Moynihan for details.
NAUTILUS Fully furnished 2BR-2BA apartment BEACH HOUSE 3BR 3BA Beach house directly on
located atthe desirable Nautilus Condominium. Com- the Gulf of Mexico. Views are Spectacular! Wide
plex offers heated pool, tennis, resident manager beach for shelling or walking. Priced at $299,900.
and fabulous walking beach. Excellent rental oppor- Details from Stan Williams.
tunity. Just reduced to $129,900.
WIDE SANDY BEACH! In front of this lovely 2BR-2BA,
turnkey furnished condo. Many conveniences including eat-
in kitchen, washer/dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool,
security entrance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams.
SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side, only one -
half blockto sandywalking beach. Offered at$194,500with
possible owner financing. Call Dave Moynihan.
SEVERAL SELECT WINTER RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE.
CALL LISA OR VALERIE FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES!
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Uc. Real Estate Broker
In the Heart of Holmes Beach
Prime, duplex- zoned corner lotwith well maintained
two bedroom/two bath home. This location is quiet,
centrally located and just steps to the new walking
beach in Holmes Beach! Lovely screened porch anc
lots of room to expand or add pool. Calf today for
778-6066 Fax #778-4687
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FORMERLY HENDRICKS REAL ESTATE
5 Sales ( Rentals Property Management
BUY IT OR SELL IT!
The real estate advertisers in tI.e Islander
Bystander are ready to assist you!
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P.O 0. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Sato........778-3509 Christine T. Shaw.....778-2847
Marcella Cornett .......778-5919 Nancy Gullford..........778-2158
THE ULTIMATE KEY ROYALE JEWEL
JUST LISTED -This superb 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront
residence is the finest home currently offered for sale in Key
Royalel The expansive, free-flowing floor plan offers a pre-
ferred split bedroom design complimented by spacious,
beautifully tiled baths. The 55 foot screened lanai, bathed in
sunlight from the cheerful southerly exposure, overlooks
lovely grounds and a newly seawalled canal with electric
boat lift. Amenities include a formal living and dining room,
plus a comfortable family room which opens onto the top
notch kitchen with cabinets galore! Also featured are an
interior laundry room with deep sink, intercom system, pri-
vate entry courtyard leading to new double front doors with
tiled foyer, circular drive, oversized double car garage,
sprinkler system, and tiled roof! Truly a premier offering at
ENCHANTMENT FOR SALE
Have you dreamed of a storybook cottage on your very own
beach? Dream no more! This quaint and captivating 2 bed-
room, 2 bath vintage hideaway has been completely up-
dated, offering all the modern conveniences, but retaining
the charm of a bygone era. Listen to the lapping of waves
from the picture-perfect seaside lanai. Enjoy cooking in the
modern eat-in kitchen with tiled floor, cabinets galore, and
spellbinding water views! An expansive second story studio
is the perfect place to paint or write. This could also be used
as a spacious master suite. Other features include hardwood
floors, ceiling fans, 2 zones for central air and heat, garage
AND carport, plus perfectly exquisite landscaping, including
many colorful roses and impatiens. A rare island classic for
only $398,000. Don't miss out.
The Friendly Real Estate Professionals Serving Anna Maria Island
F\ IIWRONRE YEAR
LJ|| --J) WARRANTY
[f THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 25, 1993 0 PAGE 25
BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
It's all right here in the
For Sale by Owner Builder
New, custom-built 3 bedroom, 2 bath canal front home.
Located on a private Lake La Vista Cul de Sac in the City of
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 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. By appointment only.
COZY ISLAND GET-AWAY: Turnkey furnished in deco-
rator pastels. One bedroom, and one bath with interior
laundry and storage area. Covered parking and separate
workshop. Pool, tennis and clubhouse in well-kept Shell
Point. $89,500. Call Judy Duncan. 778-1589 eves.
GULF FRONT CONDO: Every day is a vacation when you
view the Gulf of Mexico from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo
with 2 garages, 2 pools, tennis, secured lobby, elevator
and OWNER FINANCING. Priced at $138,000. Make a
great move Carol Williams for an appointment. 778-
0777, 778-1718 after hours.
HOLMES BEACH MOTEL: Located in an excellent area
for high visibility. Walk to the beach, shopping and restau-
rants. 7 units including owner's apartment. This property
is absolutely immaculate and ready to go. $425,000. For
more information call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves or
Carol Williams, 778-1718
BOLD! BRIGHT! BEAUTIFUL!: Model-perfect 2nd floor
unit at Perico Bay Club with wonderful natural views of lake.
Open & airy with vaulted ceilings. Many upgrades included.
What a buy for $99,900. 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
Choose the best for your
Real Estate needs.
Care, professionalism and
know how produce results.
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
Best Values on Island
SHELL POINT CONDO 2BR 2BA.
Complex offers pool, tennis, putting green
and active clubhouse. $120,000.
GULFWATCH CONDO Watch the
boats cruise down the intracoastal wa-
terway from this direct Bayfront unit fea-
turing 2BR 2BA. Screened balcony in
1200 sf of living area. $113,400.
CUSTOM BUILT ANNA MARIA
HOME 3BR., 2BA. 2 car garage. Lots
of room to roam. 2 blks to Rod & Reel Pier
and glorious sunsets. $155,000.
GULF FRONT TRIPLEX
Fantastic Gulf views, 3BR, 1BA upstairs with 700 s.f.
sunceck. Two 1BR, 1BA units downstairs. Over $18,000/
year annual rents. Beach renourishment area. Priced right
with assumable mortgage & possible owner financing.
CONDO GULF VIEW
2BR, 2BA plus loft for den or office. 2 balconies.
Lovely Gulf view. Low maintenance. Furnished.
Best condo buy on the Island.
For Complete Details Call
NEAL & NEAL REALTORS
AFTER HOURS: 794-1994 MLS
North Beach Village
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath,
All major appliances many extras!
NEVER before offered to public. 3B/2B Gulf front unit
$279,000. 2B/2B direct Gulf front $289,000. Most beau-
tiful beach front complex we've seen' Great rental pro-
gram. Multiple units available for investors.
CRAIG ABBOTT STEVE ABBOTT
4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
9701 GULF DR. (P 0 717)
Anna Maria FL 34216 Fax # 778-7035
778-2307 or 778-1450
Direct Gulffront Complex
2 Bedroom, 2 bath nicely furnished unit
on freshly renourished beach. Well
maintained with excellent rental his-
tory. Complex also has pool. $169,000.
Prue Maxon-Yost & Frances V. Maxon Associates Agnes Tooker,
Janice Tressler, Mike Schulte, Rosemary Schulte. Pat Jackson,
Ken Jackson and Nancy Ungvarsky (rentals)
WEEKDAYS 9 AM to 4:30 PM
~~SATURDAYS 9AM to NOON U~
SALES RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY
GROUP OFFICE! Four ISLAND real estate offices working together to
provide personal and professional services. Over 75 combined years of
ISLAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices!
ENJOY WEEKENDS OR A LIFETIME AT
SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS
Elevator, swimming pool & tennis fa-
cilities Nice two bedroom, two bath
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave., P.O. Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
"A PUFF AWAY "
3 BR, 1.5 BA home across the street from
Tampa Bay and Bean Point with gorgeous
view. Fireplace in living room, screened lanai
and fenced back yard. $179,500. Call today
for your showing.
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 GULF DRIVE P.O. Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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
BAY FRONT LOT
in City of Anna Maria for less than
$200,000. Actually, quite a bit less.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Uc Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P. O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
- r ill I
For all your real estate needs,
Just call ...
Toni King. Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
Alter Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
LjoehjdRe'j EiWat BicAer
324-W East Bay Dne. Home Beach
OR SALE BY OWNER
IIB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 25, 1993 0 PAGE 26
CAVANAGH 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
E Top Loader and Front Loader Machines
Double Stacked Dryers* Coin & Bill Changer
OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
I LaPensee Plumbing
LIC. #RF0049191 5348 B
Sewer & Drain
Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Elaine is still here ...
f 4 INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
ROOF REPAIRS INSURED LICENSED
CARPENTRY GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROOFING A
RE-CONSTRUCTION M 6
Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles
"27 YEARS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE"
FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY
5506 MARINA DR., HOLMES BEACH
* Free Estimates
526 SPRING AVENUE
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.
BALDWIN ACROSONIC PIANO recently tuned,
french provincial cherry wood. $800 778-5934.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 4ft X 4ft, almond color,
like new $75. 778-2363.
WANTED TO BUY Nintendo and game cartridges
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool Mark I, good condition
$125. Doll-Madame Alexander walking $125/OBO.
DAVENPORT loveseat (beige), 1 yr old $125, glass
top rattan coffee table, odd rattan pieces. 778-9159.
PRIVATEER'S FLEA MARKET Feb27,8 to 4 (across
from Holmes Beach City Hall) Rent spaces: $10
single, $15 double. Information call 778-0474 Or 778-
SUPER SALE Art & craft supplies, kids stuff, furni-
ture, appliances. To benefit AMI Art League. Sat 2/
20, 9-3. 503 N Bay Blvd, across from Bay Front Park,
HUGE SALE Bradenton Beach 2208 Ave B. Golf
equipment, tools, watches, furniture, misc. Fri 9-1 &
GARAGE SALE Fri 26,9 to 1. Dinette set, household
items, furniture, 12 ft Sunfish, misc. 530 70th St,
BIG GARAGE & plant sale. 208A 82nd St, Holmes
Beach. Sat 8-3. Rain date Sunday.
1974 VWTHING runs great. 1978 Fordvan, V/8, runs
great, some rust. $500 778-4990.
JUSTADD WATER 16'Gulfcraft, biminitop,2 livewells/
pump, C.G. safety equipment, rod holders, depth/fish
finder, igloocooler, galvanized tilttrailer, 40 hpTohatsu
engine and much more! New 1992. Only $4895. Call
19' RENKEN Bowrider, 115 hp OB, bimini. Trailer,
excellent. $3,600. Eves 778-2907, days 813-327-5162.
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
TIP OF THE ISLAND Waitress, pub help and kitchen
help. Call or apply in person. 778-3909.
ANNA MARIA Gift Shop needs occasional help 10-4,
HOUSEKEEPER wantedforimmediate employment.
For information call the Rod & Reel Motel. 778-2780.
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
CHEERFUL COMPANION In home care. Light
cleaning, cooking, driving, refined dependable, island
resident. Full or part time. 778-9617.
CLEANING HOMES, apartments, condos, seasonal
rentals, boats and commercial. Impeccable service.
Call for free estimate. 778-4381 leave message.
YES, Pine-Sol Patty & Co. is still here!! We do
everything-cleaning, windows, moving help, driving,
etc. 10% discount to Tom Selleck. 778-9217.
ACR Services Inc.
LAWN I Commercial Residential
VI- w Yard Clean Up Plantings
SERVICE Free Estimates 778-9665
r ----- -- CLIP & SAVE -
ELAINE F. DEFFENBAUGH GARY F. DEFFENBAUGH
Y MOBILE LOCKSMITH
Registered Bonded Insured
LUGGAGE REPAIR 778-5594
L ----- CLIP & SAVE i ------ NJ
of Florida, Inc. Rxoo654ss
7 SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
STATE LICENSED CONTRACTOR CRC017380
New Home Construction
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
PRESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
-- ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
* FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
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
IP THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 25, 1993 0 PAGE 27
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-
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling &
repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable 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.
Openings available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.
FINAL TOUCH CLEANING SERVICE Experienced,
thorough, dependable and honest. 778-6975 leave
ISLAND WESTAPARTMENTSG RACIOUS economy
vacation apartments with pool. One short block to
beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2 bedrooms. Call Anne Burdorf,
RENT REDUCTION Longboat Key 3/2, caged pool,
dock/davits, deep water canal. $950 mo/annual,
Richard Kaiser 923-7578 or 383-8952 eves.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/1 duplex onAnna Maria,
close to beach. &575/mo. Call Debbie, Anna Maria
ANNA MARIA 3/2 house, north end across from
water. Available for March. $450/wk. 778-7383.
SEEKING ANNUAL RENTAL Island family seeks
large 2BR or 3BR cottage with porch/deck in quiet
location. Reasonable rent please! 778-5583 start
LIVE IN PARADISE $79/wk. Really nice waterfront
Anna Maria home, stepsto beach, boat dock, respon-
sible/laid back roommate, washer/dryer. All ameni-
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
cancellation. 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
after 6 pm.
ANNA MARIA 3/2 house, north end across from
water. Available March $450/wk. 778-7383.
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
cancellation. 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.
$500/wk includes telephone & cable TV. 778-2832
LIVE-IN COMPANION middle-aged female wanted.
Must like little dogs. 778-0078.
SEASONAL 2 apts. 2/1 & 1/1 on Intracoastal! 778-
HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/den, fireplace, POOL, deep
CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, davits, $195,000.
Call Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980 Prudential Florida
HOLMES BEACH 6/4, 2 story, w/large family room,
fireplace, decks, POOL, seawall, boat lift, near Intra-
coastal, deep CANAL, extras! $399,000. Call Fred or
Brenda Katz 778-7980 Prudential Florida Realty.
BRADENTON BEACH One block to gulf beach. 16'
X 34' mobile home. 2br, completely furnished, many
extras. $3000. 778-5199.
NEW ISLAND home, 600' to gulf beaches, 2,100 sq
ft living, 2000 sqft 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 clos-
ing 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 2033sqft,2ndfloor,3/2, vaulted
ceilings, all upgrades. $145,000. Owner 795-4188.
FOR SALE by owner. Anna Maria Island 2/2, completely
renovated, large kitchen, living room, dining room, land-
scaping, 1 1/2 car garage, private street, 100' to beach.
ONLY $43,900 Sweet Island Get-Away. 1 BR, turn-
key furnished condo. Pool, walk to beach. Low
maintenance. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999
day or eve.
DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL! $165,000, Braden-
ton Beach. Great view!! 778-7980
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. One the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.,
Preferred provider hospitals. 778-2324 or pager 1 -
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
Lost Manx Cat Needs Medication
Vicinity of 74th & Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Tabby with 4" tail Call 778-9584 or 778-7937
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH BUGS!
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Lic.No.4467
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
g Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SService 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
I4 AND SATISFACTION
CASH N CARRY SALE!
Island Appliance 778-6126
10006 Gulf Dr Anna Maria
(Delivery may be arranged)
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
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
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No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
5347 Gulf Drive North Holmes Beach
We changed our name but not our service ...
\B AIR & ENERGY
24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Di^ $ 4i Remodel
HEADLINES 100 PER WORD Ceiling Fans
Electrical Service Changes
For more information, call 778-7978. Lightning Arrestors
S ND 5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
L BSUANDRRN HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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Residential & Commercial
Sales & Repairs
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The Island WATERFRONT Specialists
CAYMAN CAY CONDO -Bright Southern w/lanai.
End unit with all the extra windows. Quietest unit in
complex. Just steps to beach. $84,900
Frank Davis OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6335
GULFFRONT WATERS EDGE CONDO FAN-
TASTIC VIEW of Gulf from your wrap around win-
dows. Great 2 bedroom/bath unit in extensively refur-
bished building. Tennis, elevator and lots of security.
Frank Davis OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6335
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.
Dick Maher and Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
ISLAND HOMESITE Large lot 3 blocks from the
Gulf and 3 blocks from the Bay. Close and convenient
for walking to shops, restaurants and post office,
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BEACH!
Build 8 units on these 4 lots! Lowest cost per unit on
the Island!!! JUST $160,000 for all 4 lots.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
UNIQUE HOME OF DISTINCTION. Charming 3B R/
3BA home located directly on Tampa Bay. Oak spiral
staircase leads to second level area of den with wetbar,
bedroom, bath and large deck overlooking Tampa Bay
and surrounding area. $515,000
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
BRIDGEPORT CONDO See the NEW BEACH and
GREAT SUNSETS from this 2BR/2BA freshly painted
unit. New carpet, elevator in building, pool and you can
walk to shops and restaurants. Great rental unit! $89,500
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
BOAT DOCK FOR SALE! 44 feet long on canal. Also
includes 2BR/1BA condo overlooking canal at San Remo.
Great views, elevated condo, direct canal front some
furniture included. $49,900
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
2 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. Deeded boat slip. This cute and cozy home has
renovated interior and updated kitchen. Bright and cheery.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
CUSTOMER BUILT HOMES FROM$88,900 3BR/
2BA on your lot. Come visit the model at 210 Sycamore
Ave., Anna Maria, or contact Tom Nelson for your
appointment and further information.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
PERICO BAY CLUB Lovely 2BR/2BA townhouse
viewing tidal basin and environmental preserve. 1 car
garage, screened lanai, end unit. Great view! Conve-
nient to everything $129,900 Tom Nelson OFC: 778-
2261 EVES: 794-1928
RARE TOP FLOOR GULF FRONT UNIT! Spa-
cious floor plan with lovely decor, lots of storage, on
nicest walking beach on the Island. Resident Manager
and elevator building. $239,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA high quality home in
private area of Anna Maria. Well landscaped. Hand
crafted brick fireplace. 10' footage on Bayou com-
plete with dock ... suitable for small boat. Great with
cathedral ceilings. Very bright! $249,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Beautifully and recently
redecorated 3BR/2.5 home on large lot. Deep water
canal and caged pool. JUST $258,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2 3 bed-
room condos priced from $149,900 to $171,900.
Located on 26 acres of tropical splendor. Tennis, pool
and walk to the beach.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
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