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ISLAND DER aiaj II
Officials discuss Island beautification costs
By Jeannie Freidman
The dredging is over, but the renourishment project
is not complete. Now, county and Island administra-
tors are faced with the challenge of funding the next
phase of the undertaking-beautification and mainte-
nance of the newly enlarged beach.
When elected officials from Anna Maria Island,
Longboat Key, and Manatee County met in Holmes
Beach last week, money was the main topic of discussion.
Aside from the expense of the beautification project,
administrators are faced with spiraling costs created by
the expanded beach. More tourists are expected which
means more litter, greater parking problems, and in-
The Manatee County Commission recently shelved
plans to implement a beach users fee after Islanders
strongly opposed the new tax. Now, there are no specific.
funds designated to pay for landscaping or maintenance.
Officials from the Manatee County Office of Budget and
Management (MCOBM) told the group of Island mayors,
council members, and commissioners that the county will
continue to be responsible for public beaches but the cities
must maintain the rest.
Jim Seifert, director of MCOBM, suggested that
"each Island city submit proposals for ways of getting
new money." He told Island officials to find creative
ways to come up with additional funding. He listed
grants, an Adopt-A-Shore project, and a Citizen Beau-
tification Cooperation group as examples of ways to
solve the financial dilemma. Seifert said that the County
is continuing to look for sources of revenue.
Brian LaPalm, ring-
master for the Allan C.
Hill Great American
Wyndom Riter, the
and winner of the
coloring contest. With
Wyndom is her father,
Mike. The circus came
to the Island Friday.
For more information,
see page 2.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Anna Maria City Mayor Ray Simches suggested
that the county should match the allocation of money
to where the tourists go and suggested that the Island
receive a greater share of the tourist tax.
Jack Gorzeman, Manatee County environmental
projects coordinator, reported that the beautification
project is incomplete, but his office is studying public
access areas especially at street ends, public beach
walkovers, and dune lines.
He also announced that he hopes to implement a
plan for assisting and educating beach front property
owners so that the planting on private property will
help hold the beaches.
City administrators were urged to bring funding pro-
posals to the next meeting of elected officials to be held at
the Bradenton Beach City Hall at 10:00 am. on March 17.
voters go to polls
A field of 10 candidates will be narrowed to three
elected officials in Holmes Beach Tuesday as voters go
to the polls and elect members of the City Council.
High turnout is expected in the race, which has only
one incumbent seeking re-election. The issue of the 65-
foot high fixed-span bridge will also undoubtedly bring a
large number of people to the polls.
Candidates running for office include: Richard
Bohnenberger, Larry Campbell, Luke Courtney, Dee
Grayson, Betty Hill, Tom Huffine, Billie Martini, Mary
Ellen Reichard, David Schueneman, and Dolly Young.
Polls are open from 7 am. to 7 p.m. Voting will be
held at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive.
For a description of the Islander Bystander candi-
date forum, see page 2.
For recommendations, see page 4.
FDOT knew of environmental bridge woes three years ago
By Paul Roat
Environmental regulators voiced ecological con-
cerns about the southerly alignment of the Manatee
Avenue bridge more than three years ago, warning that
permits would probably not be granted for a new
bridge unless the route was changed.
Yet the Florida Department of Transportation con-
tinued with $1 million worth of plans for the bridge -
plans that included permits that were denied Feb. 10,
on public beach
By Jeannie Friedman
At last week's meeting of elected officials, Holmes
Beach council member Carol Whitmore inquired
about the amount of money the county spends yearly
on maintaining public beaches.
The following is a line-item budget report given to
the group of county and Island administrators by Karen
Jackson Simms from the Manatee County Office of
Budget and Management:
Bay Front Park, $32,000; Coquina Bay Side,
$24,000; Coquina Beach, $125,000; Cortez Beach,
$15,000; Emerson Point, $4,000; Manatee County
Beach, $67,000; Palma Sola Causeway, $14,000; Rose
The expenditures (where applicable) are for rak-
ing, mowing, weeding, edging, cleaning, tree trim-
ming, litter pickup, lighting, grading and re-shelling of
parking lots, and general maintenance.
Simms also reported that money received from
beach concessions goes to fund general services and
pays for life guards and law enforcement.
1993 by Florida Department of Environmental Regu-
lation Deputy District Director Dr. Richard Garrity.
"The proposed new bridge would be located approxi-
mately 60 feet south of the existing bridge and would run
directly through the most productive and prolific seagrass
nursery areas and impact approximately 2.5 acres of
productive shallow bottom," Garrity wrote.
Garrity said the project to construct a 3,372-foot
long, 65-foot high, fixed-span bridge between Perico
Island and Holmes Beach to the south of the existing
bridge "... as proposed is not permittable, but that
appropriate modifications could correct the problems."
Those modifications includere-aligning thebridge
to the north of the existing span, altering the construc-
tion methods for the new bridge to avoid the use of
barges and the resulting damage to the bay bottom, and
develop viable mitigation procedures for what damage
would result during the construction.
The FDOT has not yet officially responded to the
permit denial. State law requires any appeal to the
denial be filed within 30 days, or March 12. State law
further allows for FDOT or a third party to request and
receive an administrative hearing based on the denial.
However, FDOT District Director Dave May has
indicated the agency will continue to pursue the bridge as
planned and attempt to assuage the environmental issues.
DER files indicate that in a hearing Feb. 19, the
FDOT agreed to a number of conditions to meet the
environmental concerns of the new bridge. Those
Providing justification for the "inability" to build
on a northerly alignment.
*Provide a definite timetable for the removal of the
Provide assurances of seagrass mitigation poten-
Determine a "build as you go" feasibility for any
alignment to limit harm to seagrasses.
The permit denial by the state environmental de-
partment is the latest in a series of controversies that
has surrounded the new bridge to Holmes Beach. The
bridge became one of the hottest issues on Anna Maria
Island over the past year, as Islanders learned of plans
for the new structure.
A straw poll taken last November indicated that
voters on the Island disapproved of any 65-foot high,
fixed-span structure by a four-to-one margin. How-
ever, Holmes Beach City Council members passed a
resolution favoring the bridge.
A regional transportation planning council voted
in January to approve the bridge, further angering
Islanders, many of whom had formed an organization
whose goal was to stop the construction of the bridge.
Save Anna Maria, or SAM, is now a vocal and
visible political entity on the Island. And with their
concerns over the bridge, the group is taking an active
role in the March 9 Holmes Beach City Election.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Anna Maria Vice Mayor Page 2
Letters & Endorsements Page 4
School Lunch Page 6
Dredge Ends Page 9
Community Center Schedule Page 15
Obituaries Page 22
Real Estate Transactions Page 23
MARCH 4. 1993
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE NEWSPAPER
NEWS HAPPENINGS *'DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
I~. THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 4, 1993 0 PAGE 2
Simches, McKay rumble over V.M. appointment
By Joy Courtney
See related article, page 25
The public need not voyeur any more; it got a good
look at the amount of dissension between Mayor Ray
Simches and Commissioner George McKay of Anna
Maria City when Simches announced he was changing
his method of appointing the vice mayor.
After thanking the current vice mayor and praising
his efforts, Simches announced his decision to rotate
the vice mayor appointment each year within the
Commission starting with Commissioner Doug Wolfe.
This action publicly ended McKay's four-year career
as vice-mayor at this point things got personal.
McKay responded, "In the meeting we had about two
weeks ago, you at least led me to believe that I was not
Anna Maria Island
under the big top
The circus came to the Island last Friday as a
fund-raising event for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. According to Center Director
Pierette Kelly, the two performances under the
big top are estimated to have earned the Center
approximately $3,300.Pictured is Islander
Bystander Publisher Bonner Presswood in her
role as honorary ringmaster, and Brian LaPalm
as the "regular" ringmaster.
Photo: Joy Courtney
compatible, that I was undermining you, and cutting you
behind your back. I told you these are things I would never
do to you. But, I think as a vice mayor and as a commis-
sioner, I should be able to speak my mind and my thoughts.
If I don't fit the criteria as your personal choice, than so be
it. I told you that titles don't make an individual I will
function with it or without it."
Simches stated the appointment of vice mayor was
an administrative, not a political function. Though, in
the interest of clearing the air, he outlined an issue that
disturbed him greatly in reference to McKay's actions
while vice mayor.
"When I was negotiating with the Manatee County
Sheriff's office for a new contract, unbeknownst to me
our vice mayor was in negotiations with the Holmes
Beach Police Department. He had the right to do it, but,
the point is, as a team player, it should have been
cleared through the Commission. I found out about it
when I saw the Holmes Beach budget. Because it was
at the same time that I was negotiating on behalf of the
City, it created some problems," said Simches.
When challenged by Anna Maria citizen Melody
KramerthatSimcheshad also maneuvered to endMcKay's
representation of the City on the Island Transportation
Planning Organization (ITPO) and therefore now unable
to occupy the Island's seat on the Metropolitan Planning
Organization (MPO) (regarding the anti-Manatee Av-
enue bridge issue), Simches took umbrage.
"It was I who turned to George and asked him to
represent us (on the ITPO)," emphasized the Mayor. "We
are politicizing a lot of strictly administrative issues."
With his voice raising, Simches continued, "I standon
my record. I stand on the fact that I led the charge that got
us representation on the MPO. I stand on the record that I
led the charge that saved our post office. I stand for a lot
of things that this City has done. I wish that some of you
who seem to feel that you are instant experts on every
single event would go back through the records and
newspapers and read the full history."
"On the issue of the bridge, I don't know if you were
aware that there was a meeting in 1989 here in the City of
Anna Maria about the Manatee Avenue Bridge and that I
was the one that spoke up against that bridge. All you have
to do is read the past newspapers to find out who spoke up
and who didn't speak up!" finished Simches.
When Simches called for the vote, McKay refused
voted "nay" stating if anything happened to the mayor, she
would feel safer with McKay at the helm. Commissioners
Doug Wolfe and Max Zinka votedin favor with the Mayor
casting the deciding vote.
Within a hair's breath of the gavel, the motion was
stopped by Steve Lardas, a member of the City Plan-
ning Commission who was sitting in the audience.
Based on his knowledge of the City Charter, Lardas
challenged the Mayor's right to vote stating the Char-
ter demanded a majority vote of the four Commission-
ers exclusive of the mayor's vote.
Simches said the issue would go to the City Attorney.
Bridge issue key issue in Holmes Beach forum
Except for the issue of the Manatee Avenue bridge
to the Island, the candidates viewing for three seats on
the Holmes Beach City Council have remarkably simi-
All favor consolidation of police departments on
All believe the city is not getting its fair share of tax
revenue from Manatee County.
And all pledge to be responsive to the voters if elected.
The candidates made their promises at a candidate
forum sponsored by the IslanderBystander newspaper
By Joy Courtney
To the surprise of the primed and packed audience
prepared to do battle either for or against a new alcohol
ordinance proposed for Anna Maria City, the City
Commission administratively ended the bobbing issue
before the public had its chance to speak. After many
months of committee study and legal preparation, all in
an effort to mesh the needs of some businesses and the
community at-large, the motion to pass the new ordi-
nance died for lack of a second with one Commissioner
stating, "... changing the ordinance would not serve
the health, safety and welfare of the people."
If passed, the new ordinance, containing revisions
from the Commission workshop held February 16,
would have changed the definition of alcohol and,
therefore, its control. In lieu of including all types
within one definition, hard alcohol was separated from
beer and wine. With the definition changed, hard
alcohol sales would have continued to have been
banned from within 2,500 feet of a church or like
establishment /s unless licensed or permitted as of
September, 1981. The on-premise consumption of
beer and wine would not have had to meet the 2,500
feet rules if located in commercial and/or residential-
Wednesday. More than 120 people attended the event,
moderated by Islander Bystander Publisher Bonner
The issue of concern for the audience was the
question of whether the candidates favored a 65-foot
high, fixed-span bridge to replace the Manatee Avenue
bridge. Candidate views on the bridge included:
Richard Bohnenberger: "I personally don't believe
we should spend $14 million on anew bridge to the Island.
If a bridge is to be built, build it to Longboat Key."
Larry Campbell: "We need a new bridge to
office-retail zones and if it met the state of Florida's
requirements for a SRX liquor license the establish-
ment must serve food with 51% of its sales stemming
from the sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages,
occupy a 2,500 square foot area and be qualified to
serve 150 people full course meals.-
Overwhelmingly, opponents to the new ordinance
believed it would have proliferated alcohol sales within
Anna Maria City. "I am so glad the Commission did
what they did. We don't need anymore alcohol in our
little town," said resident Sinclair Stewart sizing up the
general frame of mind of the departing group.
"I am sorry the new ordinance wasn't better pre-
sented," said Pete Cain, owner of Candy Cain's restau-
rant on S. Bay Blvd. "If it had, the Commission and the
residents would have better understood the strict con-
trol the City would still have had. And, since it in-
cluded changes from the workshop held just last week,
why did it even come up if the public wasn't going to
be able to discuss it before the vote? "
Cain, who, in late January, filed a lawsuit against
the City alleging that the existing and still effective
alcohol Ordinance 475 is unconstitutional and is being
unconstitutionally applied, stated he will continue with
Longboat Key. I am opposed to a 65-foot high fixed-
span bridge for all the reasons I am opposed to any 65-
foot structure on the Island."
Luke Courtney: "I am against the bridge. The
straw poll was unofficial, but a good indicator that the
people are against the bridge."
Dee Grayson: "I voted for the 65-foothigh fixed-span
bridge, then I started talking to my neighbors and found in
my own little straw poll that it was divided 50-50."
Tom Huffine: "The bridge should have been a
referendum issue. I would not go for the bridge now,
and although I have said I was for the bridge in the past,
that was my personal opinion."
Billie Martini: "1 am against the bridge. I believe
it is detrimental to the safety and future of our Island."
Mary Ellen Reichart: "I intend to continue to fight
this bridge. It is an issue because the people of this
community believe it is an issue."
David Shuneman: "I am against the bridge, and
will do everything I can to fight the bridge, and I think
there is a lot to be done to stop the bridge."
Dolly Young: "This is not an issue in this cam-
paign. The decision has been made. Ifitis an issue, will
look at it and make a decision based on the majority of
people in Holmes Beach."
Incumbent Betty Hill was not at the candidates
forum, but had stated previously: "p/u betty quote from
last week's paper here."
Without the issue of the bridge and a show of
hands of those attending the forum indicated the high
replacement bridge is indeed an issue by about a five-
to-one margin- the candidates echoed the same themes
of fiscal conservency, responsiveness to voters and
cooperation between the Island cities.
None of the candidates favored Island consolida-
tion, although most agreed that cooperation was a cost
effective governmental goal.
The Holmes Beach election is March 9. Polls open
at 7 a.m., and close at 7 p.m. Voters will elect three
candidates from the field of 10 to the council.
And with the number of candidates and the interest
in the bridge, voter turnout is expected to be high.
Anna Maria alcohol ordinance
goes belly-up at the bar
m THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MARCH 4, 1993 E PAGE 3
Charter Review Board
The Anna Maria City Commission appointed the
citizens who will comprise the Anna Maria City 1993
Charter Review Board. They are Chris Collins, Clafton
Mandated within the document, a review of the
City Charter must be done every five years by a board
of appointed citizens. The Board will hold public
meeting over its proposed amendments to the Charter
in time for the ariiendments to be on the ballot during
the February, 1994, City election.
Anna Maria Fire District's
efforts pay off
Two recent fires that could have turned into major
disasters caused only minor damage according to Fire
Chief Kenneth Price.
Last year, the Anna Maria Fire District inspected a4-
unit building at Palma Sola Harbor and insisted that fire
extinguishers be installed. Last week, a resident left home
and forgot to turn off the stove burner. A pot ignited.
Arts and crafts show
coming to Holmes Beach
The open fieldbehind Holmes Beach City Hall will be
alive with people enjoying the sights and sounds of one of
the area's finest outdoor sales. "Springfest 93" on March
13 and 14, Saturday and Sunday.
Chairperson for the event, Bren Jackson, owner of
Phoenix Frame in Holmes Beach, is expecting 93 artisans
and craftsmen to exhibit and sell at the show. which is
sponsored by the Anna Maria ArtLeague. Awards for best
of show in both two and three-dimensional works for
$400, and two awards for best of show at $200 each will
be made. Nine merit awards for $100 each will also be
presented. Food vendors, including Sue's Homemade Ice
Cream, Health Hut, Wursthouse and a Chinese booth will
offer their goods.
Little League baseball
T-ball team Air & Energy lead the Anna Maria
Island Little League parade kicking off the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Little League
season. The parade marched from the Island
Baptist Church in Anna Maria City to the
Center. and was followed by a great day of
major, minor and T-ball play. Approximately
200 Island children are involved in Little
League program. Come to the Anna Maria
Island Community.Center and see some great
baseball. See you there!
Photo: Joy Courtney
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Thurs., 3/4: 7 p.m. Council Regular
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for Holmes Beach
For Holmes Beach voters, it goes without saying,
it's an important election. They always are. For some
voters, it may be a confusing maze at the ballot box as
they are forced to choose three council members from
a field of 10 candidates, including one incumbent.
Surprisingly, (or not in consideration of the num-
.ber of candidates) there are issues. Like it or not, the
bridge is the largest issue looming over the city, and a
few candidates choose to ignore it, saying it is fait
accompli. Incumbent Betty Hill sticks by her convic-
tions and supports a 65-foot fixed-span bridge to the
island based on safety reasons and her own informal
survey many months ago.
Hill, with more than 20 years experience at Holmes
Beach City Hall, most as clerk, has been a valuable
asset to the council, staunch and dedicated and, based
on those assets, should be re-elected. She admits,
however, the bridge may lose her the election.
Richard Bohenberger stands out among the other
nine choices on the ballot. He is not aligned with one
issue, not part of any advocacy or special interest
group, and he has the "right moves." He has done his
homework on the issues, including police consolida-
tion, zoning, county taxes including user fees and, of
course, the bridge. Bohnenberger served as the liaison
for his fire department in Philadelphia with other
municipal agencies and the city's utility department,
and the skills of thoughtful consideration, negotiation,
mediation and compromise developed in that endeavor
will prove to be a valuable asset to the council.
Bohenberger has leadership qualities that will be im-
portant to the make-up of the new council.
Luke Courtney has the business and financial
abilities down pat. He will truly be what other politi-
cians only claim, a "watchdog." Courtney plans to
pursue a better share of existing taxes from the county
and state, as he particularly points to an increased share
for Holmes Beach from alcohol and gasoline taxes. He
supports better control of resort zoning, but more
thoughtful consideration of the overall impact as op-
posed to current council's piecemeal approach. As a
resort owner, he will have to represent voters, not
tourists, if elected, as one present council member
needs to be reminded. Courtney wants to see the
greater majority receive consideration from the coun-
cil. We are confident he is up the challenge of the
everyday business of the city.
Larry Campbell certainly deserves consideration.
Atthe IslanderBystandercandidate's forum, Campbell
claimed to have been attending meetings and work-
shops on aregularbasis, which perked our ears. Frankly,
no one has seem him at Holmes Beach meetings until
very recently but as he spoke, he admitted his interests
and attendance were "mostly on the mainland."
Campbell claims to have turned down an offer to be the
"third SAM (Save Anna Maria) candidate and another
newspaper's endorsement along with the offer. He is
opposed to the 65-foot fixed-span bridge, and opposed
to any obligations to special interest groups.
Billie Martini comes to the ballot with many years
experience in the community, with experience at the
post office and in accounting and a great deal of public
service. She offers the respect for our "island lifestyle"
that we'd like to see on the council, since preserving
the character of our Island is of utmost importance. She
has dedication, and she certainly will provide a good
ear for citizens' concerns.
From the balance of the field, the candidates all
profess to have the best wishes of the island at heart.
We all live on this grain of sand because we love it, not
because we have to. Some are knowledgeable, and
some are naive. The remaining candidates lack the
leadership qualities that we find an absolute necessity.
Based on our interviews and discussions with the
candidates, we offer our readers this choice next Tues-
day in the Holmes Beach City Council election: Rich-
ard Bohnenberger, Larry Campbell, Luke Courtney,
and Betty Hill. These candidates will serve the city
with distinction, and we will leave it to you to further
narrow the field to your three choices.
A bridge that was
As Florida Department of Transportation spent $1
million of taxpayer money on studies and engineering
plans for their bridge to Anna Maria Island, they knew
the plans would not receive Florida Department of
Environmental Regulation approval. They knew three
At the Kent Chetlain Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization special committee hearings, FDOT represen-
tative Dave May expressed dismay over changing the
bridge plans from the proposed 65-foot high fixed-
span to a 45-foot drawbridge because of the loss of that
"spent" $1 million.
Proponents of the 45-foot drawbridge on the spe-
cial committee noted that safety lanes would be the
feature that would allow emergency vehicles access to
the mainland that does not exist on the current bridge.
Of course, Jim Kissick, council member from Braden-
ton Beach, in an authoritative and thorough manner
Traffic questions in
wake of bridge
In reference to the Anna Maria Island Department
of Transportation (DOT) plans how much traffic can
this or any other fragile island accommodate?
Many of us, even now, are experiencing difficulty
emerging from side streets to main roads which are
Gulf Drive, Marina Drive and Palm Drive.
Do we know how many precious 100' lots or
square feet of Bay frontage the DOT will need to
condemn to meet the needs of ingress and egress for
their 65-foot span? Land on this small island is so dear
and so scarce.
It seems to me that DOT's plan, so brazenly
presented to us, will simply flood our two lane roads
which may then very well end up with bumper to
bumper lines. Is this what we want?
Holmes Beach voters have an opportunity Tues-
day, March 9, to once again be counted to express their
views on this matter.
not meant to be?
can show how FDOT could rehabilitate the existing
bridge, add safety lanes, and save millions of dollars,
but neither the committee, the MPO or the FDOT are
willing to consider his alternatives.
So why did FDOT proceed with spending $1
million in planning for the $14 million bridge, a bridge
that the majority Islanders except the Holmes Beach
City Council is opposed to?
Or, what will it take to wake up the transportation
chiefs that the big bridge to the Island should not be built?
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
An annotated collection of bits and pieces from
Anna Maria's past by June Alder
Bradenton Beach Waterfront
The inset photo at left is of Capt. Jim Sage's deep sea fishing boat "Clipper", which
sailed out of the Island's Bayside in the 1940s. The aerial photo shows the old
wooden bridge that linked Bradenton Beach with the Cortez mainland and tied into
Bridge Street. The rickety span was built just after the 1921 hurricane by Jack
Leffingwell, a well-known resident of the era. The bridge was the only connection to
the Island from the mainland for 35 years. The aerial photo was taken by the late
Harold Smith, who owned a camera shop in Holmes Beach. The smaller photo was
taken by the late Don Roat, father of Islander Bystander News Editor Paul Roat.
20 YEARS AGO
The first phase of the $3 million
county-wide sewer system is under way
on the Island. Heavy equipment is ready
in Bradenton Beach to lay the first sec-
tion of pipe for the lines that will do
away with septic tanks.
SLittle did Islanders realize the mess
the sewer project would make of their
Island every street torn up, clouded
with dust in the hot weather, clogged
with mud in the summer rains; the noise
of the bulldozers and backhoes and
trucks; every front yard dug split by
trenches for the sewer hookups; then the
spot repaving of the streets leaving them
full ofhumps. On top of that along came
the gas shortage of1973-74 courtesy of
the Middle East oil sheiks, when crabby
motorists lined up at gas stations before
dawn. And then there was the stench of
one of the worst Red Tide outbreaks in
many years which had us all sneezing
and coughing. Altogether it was a bum-
mer of a year.
40 YEARS AGO
The Island Chamber of Commerce
is sponsoring an Island-wide meeting
on March 5 at the Island School to
explore the subject of consolidating
Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Braden-
SWhen Islanders have nothing better
to think about, they think about "con-
solidation" that is, making one city
out of the three tiny cities on the Island.
Harry Varley, editor of the old Islander,
pushed hard for consolidation before
The bridge to
Bridge Street when P-
it was used as a
fishing pier, prior '
to its demolition
and replacement in /
the 1970s. ,fsf/ .
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
were incorporated in the early '50s
(Anna Maria City had been created in
1923). A few Anna Marians favored
Varley's "one city" scheme, but most of
them didn't then and don't now. Time
and time again referenda on consolida-
tion of any kind have failed. I doubt if
independent-minded (OK, read thatself-
centered) Islanders will ever buy it.
80 YEARS AGO
Anna Maria Beach is destined to be
the greatest year-round resort city
inFlorida. It has beautiful beaches, shady
groves, a fine harbor,
excellent bathing and fishing, two gen-
eral merchandise stores, a post
office, local and long-distance telephone
service, a bath house, pavilion,
dairy, poultry and truck farms, ice deliv-
ery, many miles of cement
sidewalks. In the near future we will
have electric lights, and a street
car line connecting the Island with the
mainland is now under
Will Bean; in a 1913 pam-
phlet advertising his resort
* Anna Maria Island never did get a
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ballyhoo. However, way back in 1903
there was a six-mile-long electric railway
running between Braden Castle in Mana-
tee (the town east of what is now Braden-
ton) to Fogartyville (the boat-building
community surrounding what is now 26th
Street). It was supposed to be extended to
Anna Maria Island, but the "Toonerville
trolley" was a money loser and was aban-
doned in about a year.
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Photos by Joy Courtney
For the week ending February 20,
these are the "Students of the Week"
at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Front row are Joe Sicking, Michael
Spicer, Nicole Murray, Tyler
Krauss, Tracy Powell and Katie
Higgins. Back row are Julie Smith,
Justin Wall, Gabe Buky, Joey Dale
and Laura Potter.
My pet and me
Anna Maria Elementary
fourth grade student
holds her special friend.
Her cat, Prince, walked
off with the first place
award for the best
dressed cat at a just-for-
fun neighborhood pet
show. Best dressed?
"Yes," said Kimberly.
"He'll let me do any-
thing to him. He's a
County-wide science fair
The Islander Bystander congratulates the Anna
Maria Island Elementary School students who placed
in the GTE-Manatee Regional Science and Engineer-
ing Fair at the De Soto Square Mall. The scientific
Natalie Van Wormer
Kimberly L. Berrett
Mary Anne Bonaluto
Larissa de Betz
The peace keepers of Anna Maria Elementary School
Gathered for their year book picture are the students of the First Half Patrol at Anna Maria
Elementary School. When these students were in fourth grade, they received patrol training from
Coach Gene Burr. The patrol's duty is to enhance the safety of the younger students before and
after school is in session. As the First Half Patrol, they performed their duties from the start of
the school year until Christmas and then handed the rest of the school year over to the ... Second
Half Patrol (regretfully not pictured). According to Coach Burr, students are chosen to join the
patrol based on their creditability, character and grades.
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[D THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 4, 1993 I PAGE 7 ,
What a way to
start the day
Melissa Doster sits to the
left of Anne Russell's
super student of the day,
Christy Potter. Enjoying
the glory of the large
trophy occupying a good
portion of her desk,
Christy explained that at
the end of each day,
Russell awards one of
her deserving students
the Super Student of the
Day award. Over and
above the honor of
displaying the trophy,
the super student enjoys
a piece of candy and
permission to eat his or
her lunch outside.
Photo: Joy Courtney
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in their classroom?
According to the students
in Karen Paul's third
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any prodding from their
teacher, the children are
found to gravitate to their
new computer center for
extra instruction or to
play computer games in
their free time.
Photo: Joy Courtney
"He who talks softly and
listens, will get recess." John Romeo
SFifth grade students in Anne
Russell's class created their
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Patrick Cogan and Evan
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class' Chinese dragon made
out of recycled paper
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will never get a date," -
.....j Elizabeth Curtan, and "Of
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lem, two people fighting is
the last way to solve it," -
'j Anthony Saupe.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Who says you need ice to play hockey. These first graders at Anna Maria Elementary School, the reds on the
left and the yellows on the right, fight it out in a game of field hockey. While teaching the rudiments of the
game, Coach Gene Burr was heard often to say, "Keep the sticks down! down!
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GEN-
ERAL ELECTION will be held in the City of
Holmes Beach on Tuesday, March 9, 1993,
from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
This election is being held for the purpose of
electing three (3) Council members for a two
year term of office each.
All precincts will vote at the Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive.
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
Leslie R. Ford, City Clerk
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
MANATEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
MARCH 9, 1993 Stub No. 1
Stub No. 2
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
MANATEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CITY COUNCIL ELECTION
MARCH 9, 1993
(DETACH THIS STUB AFTER VOTING)
F HOLMES BEACH COU N
City Councilperson Vote for Three
RICH BOHNENBERGER > +
LARRY CAMPBELL > +
LUKE COURTNEY > +
DEE GUTIERREZ GRAYSON > +
BETTY HILL ) +
THOMAS HUFFINE > +
BILLIE P. MARTINI > +
MARY ELLEN REICHARD > +
DAVID SCHUENEMAN > +
T. DOLLY YOUNG > +
[J THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 4, 1993 0 PAGE 8
Island Players to hold
'Catch Me If You Can'
Auditions for "Catch Me If You Can," a contem-
porary mystery-comedy, will be held Sunday, March
7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Island Players Theater. The play
will run from April 29 to May 9.
Director Geoffrey Todd stated the play calls for a
cast of five men and two women, ages 25 to 50. One
woman should be "rather dishy," said Todd. "The
other, a minor role is a "dumb blonde" type.
The theater is located at Gulf Drive and Pine Street
-in Anna Maria City.
at St. Bernard
A pancake breakfast will be held at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, on
Sunday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The meal will consist of homemade pancakes,
sausage, orange juice and coffee.. Adult tickets are
$2.50 each and children's are $1. A homemade bake
sale will take place at the same time.
Island Women's Club
The March meeting of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island, a member of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, will hold its March meeting today,
Wednesday, March 3, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center starting at 1 p.m.
Jennie Deam, master gardener and a member of the
staff of the Manatee County Extension Service will be
the guest speaker.
Ladies of St. Bernard
host rummage sale.
A rummage sale sponsored by the Ladies of St.
Bernard Guild will be held on Saturday, March 6, from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Welsmiller Activity
Center, 43rd Street in Holmes Beach.
Hot soup, coffee and finger foods will be available.
Items for sale will include clothing, household goods,
books, toys, furniture, and bric-a-brac.
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Purchase tickets now for the Woman's Club of
Anna Maria Island, a member of the General Federa-
tion of Women's Clubs, St. Patrick's Day Card Party
to be held Wednesday, March 17, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center located on Magnolia Av-
enue in Anna Maria City.
The party will also offer delicious desserts plus
door prizes. Tickets are $3. Call Mabel Peltier at 778-
5432. Guests must bring their own cards and games.
Women's "World Day of
Prayer" this Friday
A "World Day of Prayer" service, an ecumenical
women's observance for Manatee County to re-en-
force bonds between people of the world, will be held
at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 26th St. W., Braden-
ton, on Friday, March 5, at 10 a.m.
This year's theme is "People of Good: Instruments
of Healing," written by women from Guatemala who
will show slides and tapes about their country and will
share their background and experiences within
Guatemala's difficult social conditions.
All denominations are invited.
Guild to hold
sidewalk art show
The Anna Maria Artists Guild will hold a "side-
walk "Arts and Crafts Fair on Thursday, March 11, and
Friday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Island
Shopping Center in Holmes Beach.
Vendor spaces are available for a $10 donation. Call
Helen Webb at 778-6559 or at the Guild 778-6694.
Rotary selling space for
upcoming flea market
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island invites
individuals, groups, churches. artists and craftsmen to
purchase vending space to participate in the Club's 4th
Annual Arts and Crafts Flea Market to be held on
Saturday, March 20.
The fee per space is $15. Call Bob Kral at 792-
5615 to register for the event which will take place in
the parking lot between First Union Bank and Eckerd
Drug in Holmes Beach.
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
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Holmes Beach 778-2169
Off Stage Ladies
to hold luncheon
The Off Stage Ladies, a support group of the Island
Players, will hold their monthly meeting and luncheon at
the Holiday Inn on Longboat Key on March 10.
Social hour will commence at 11:30 a.m., lunch at
noon. Call Val Rieker at 778-5680 for information.
off the Island
Manatee Community College (MCC) will hold its
second annual Multicultural Feast on Thursday, March
18,at the Manatee Community College Student Center
on the Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th Street, W., from
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $3.50 per person.
MCC will host acclaimed contemporary poet, Joy
Harjo, on Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Room
6044 of the Nursing Building. Harjo will conduct a
poetry reading and discuss "Southeastern Indians of
the Removal: Poetry of My Ancestors."
Presbyterians hold sale
The Kirkwood Presbyterian Church will hold its
annual yard sale on March 6 at Cortez Road and 60th
Street from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served
starting at 11:00 p.m.
The sale will feature a white elephant booth, rum-
mage, clothing, crafts, jewelry, and baked goods.
'Art in the Park' Sundays
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is sponsor-
ing "Art in the Park(ing) lot" every Sunday from noon
to 4 p.m. Come and watch the artists paint at the Island
Shopping Center at 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
For additional information, call 778-6694.
Fire District to speak
Battalion Captain Inspector Claude Bailey from the
Anna Maria Fire District will speak to the Hi-12 Club at
its regular meeting to be held Thursday, March 4, at Pete
Reynard's restaurant in Holmes Beach. His subject will
be, "How the Department serves the Community How
the Community can help the Department"
Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. with the luncheon
following at noon. All Master Masons are invited.
Come and enjoy...
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Sunday March 7 8:30 am 12:30 pm
Homemade Pancakes, Sausage, O.J. & Coffee
Adults $2.50 Child $1.00
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U1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 4, 1993 N PAGE 9
The last of the dredging of Anna Maria Island
... and all that's left is the
The beach renourishment project on Anna Maria Island is finished except for
the clean-up. About 150feet of beach has been added to the Gulf shore from
13th Street South in Bradenton Beach to 77 Street in Holmes Beach. The $13
million project took three months to complete, and with good weather was
finishedfar ahead of schedule. Pictured above is one of the last touches of
the project, the loading of the 30-inch diameter pipe onto barges for trans-
port to the next job. At right are two of the construction workers finishing the
job while finishing a lunch of hot dogs on a loaned grill. The project isn't
totally finished tilling of the sand and smoothing the beach are still to
come. And what's next for the dredging crew. They will soon be on their way
to Boca Grande, where they will start on a maintenance dredging job to
clean out the silted channel at Boca Grande Pass.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MARCH 4, 1993 0 PAGE 10
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A delightful luncheon followed by a fash-
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Leaving her home in Louisville, Kentucky, inte-
rior designer JoAnna Hudson resided on Anna Maria
City from 1959 to 1960. When she left, she spent years
doing interior decorating in Tampa, Ft. Myers and, "all
places in-between." On a visit back to Louisville in
'91, she contracted her friend and former employer,
Fred Burdorf, to say hello. That "hello" lead to the
couple's marriage on Valentine's Day, 1992 and a
reason to return to Anna Maria Island.
The Burdorfs recently returned to visit Fred's
daughter, Ann Burdorf, who owns Island West Apart-
ments in Holmes Beach. To help Ann redecorate,
JoAnna put her interior decorating skills to work with
a unique twist -she hand painted dead wall space and
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some dressers turning each into works of arts.
"Hand decorating furniture is an old art going back
to Louis XV that is now being revived. All I do is just
a modern form of an old art popular in France, En-
gland, Germany, and Norway," explained JoAnna.
And, its revival is understandable. It is delightful to
walk into a room and espy a huge bouquet of color
covering an entire wall or putting one's clothes away in a
dresser painted as gay and relaxing as a field of summer
flowers. JoAnna was happy to leave behind pieces of her
handiwork for Island West's guests to enjoy,
"Well, I'm glad we returned," said JoAnna, "and
we'll be back." In the meantime, Ann will keep her
walls primed just in case it's a surprise visit!
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Photo: Joy Courtney
New Island orchestra, chorus rehearse for March concert otooy ourtney
Part of the string section rehearses with the new, 75 member Anna Maria Island Conmunity Orchestra & Chorus.
The orchestra and chorus will perform on Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna
,Maria City. Comprising 50 singers and 25 musicians directed by Conductor Cliff Burgeson, the program will
include Cantata No. 84 J. S. Bach, Organ Concerto, Opus IV No. 4 G. F. Hiindel, and Mass in G major No. 2 -
F. Schubert. Soloists performing will be Sarita Roche, soprano; Brent Kuykendall, tenor; Richard Griffith, bass;
Marjorie Whitson, organ; Joseph Roche, violin; Marie Lou Koulman, oboe, and Willem Bartelsman, oboe. Admis-
sion is free with free will offering.
Medievel art form enjoys
revival on Island
Former Islander JoAnna
Hudson Burdorf (left)
stands with her step-
daughter Ann Burdorf
(right), owner of Island
West Apartments in
Holmes Beach, with pet,
Muffin. Behind them is
what used to be an every-
day kitchen wall.
JoAnna's artistic talents
turned it into a pink,
green and white work of
art. Photo: Joy Courtney
War brides and spouses celebrate
Five hundred and ninety -seven years of marriage were recently celebrated by
the community of Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach. To keep time in
perspective, Islander Contributor Frances Roche reminded us that all the
couples were married before or during the early years of World War II. "Who
said it can't be made to last?" challenged Roche. Some of the celebrants pic-
tured above are Cecil and Pauline Shank (62 years), Charles and Cora
Monterosso (51 years), Bob and Mae Barbiaux (50 years), Ken and Josie
Freshwater (50 years), Tom and Virginia Kuzenko (50 years), John and Wilma
Tepper (50 years), Rod and Mona Williams (67 years), Ed and Alice Neifert (51
years), Harry and Grace Lilliman (55 years), Lester and Renalda Yarnell (61
years) and John and Pauline Mulder (50 years). Photo: Bernice Wortman,
Hamden, Ohio. Photo: Bernice Wortman
Photo: Joy Courtney
Spotted, hairless and loved
Oola, a two-year old Chinese Crested, won first place for having the least
amount of canine fur (that's an understatement!) during Really Great Gifts
neighborhood pet show held at the shop's location in the Alexis Plaza in
Anna Maria City. Owned by Karen Bellino of Anna Maria City, her sister,
Dara, showed Oola off who took no offense to the curious gawking of
onlookers. According to "those in the know," the Chinese Crested is brewd
as a hairless lap dog with only a "crest" of white hair to adorn its crown.
Lint brush savings reportedly defray the cost of owning this expensive and
[I3 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 4, 1993 M PAGE 11
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Don't you think it's time
for a City Council that
works for you?
Active Member of SAM (Save Anna Maria)
Vote March 9th
SUN, MARCH 28TH
9:00 AM-1:30 PM
Anna Maria Island
Corner of East Bay
& Manatee Ave. W.
To Donate Articles
or Volunteer Your
Island Chamber of
Council Member City of Holmes Beach
17 Years Proven Service To The
City As City Clerk And Treasurer
2 Years on Council as Legislative
"I believe the number one priority of
Government is the protection of the Public
health, safety and welfare."
VOTE March 9th, 1993
At the Island Library
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid For By Campaign Account of Betty Hill
HOLMES BEACH - I
CITY COUNCIL "
ISSUES OF CONCERN
* TAXES: Obtain our fair share of Federal, State & County Funds to supplement City Taxes
* ZONING: Opposed to "spot" zoning. In favor of fair & equitable enforcement of all
* BEACH PARKING: Opposed to paid beach parking.
* ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX: In favor of comprehensive study to determine
city's current & future need.
* HOME OCCUPATION LICENSE: Careful consideration to avoid infringing on
others rights and privacy.
* STORM WATER DRAINAGE: Develop a city/county joint effort to develop an
effective drainage plan.
* EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Continual evaluation and training based on other
* ANNA MARIA BRIDGE: I will initiate an effort to submit this issue for a referendum
vote, and will support the majority decision. I will support a bridge for the safety &
Convenience of the residents of Longboat Key. This will reduce congestion on the
Cortez & Anna Maria bridges, particularly in Emergency Situations.
ISLAND COMMUNITIES SERVICES: I support the concept. I would require an
in-depth study to justify the cost effectiveness of any proposed plan.
A MAN FOR ALL ISSUES
Available for questions & comments 24 Hrs a day
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid by Campaign Acct of Larry Campbell
[B THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 4, 1993 I PAGE 12
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Expedition of Master Storm Drainage
Use of grants and "user" taxes for capital
To be YOUR voice at ALL govt. levels
having 1st hand experience.
To address budget item expenses by
To invite county & Bradenton to Island
officials' monthly meetings (communication
& coordination are vital).
Instead of costly referendums, to SPEAK
WITH YOU BEFORE decision making.
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Art League needs
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By Jeannie Friedman
You don't have to be an artist to
know that something special happens in
the back room of the Art League's Gal-
lery on Friday evenings. That's when
Julie Claudel Stewart teaches an art class
to a group of talented local children who
have been awarded scholarships by the
Anna Maria Island Art League.
Stewart's eyes sparkle when she
speaks about her students and the pleasure
she gets from helping them to realize their
potential. She saddens when shetalks about
the possibility that the classes may be
cancelled because of a lack of funds. "We
have some remarkable talent here," she
said. "What these children are accom-
plishing could bring satisfaction and ful-
fillment for a lifetime."
The League started the scholarship
program on a
small scale last year. A small number of
students were offered one month of in-
struction. "The purpose of the classes is
to encourage Island children to expand
their interest in art and explore various
aspects of the arts through instruction
by professionals," according to League
member, Sue O'Connor.
"It quickly became obvious that one
month was not enough," O'Connor
stated. "We wouldjustbe getting started,
and the instruction would end. The chil-
dren were disappointed and they wanted
and needed more. They love what they
When the artist's group became
aware of the program's success and the
need for expansion, they appealed for
and received financial help from local
businesses and private citizens. But,
more is needed if the classes are to
continue. "We need to keep the classes
going," O'Connor said. "The talent we
have is remarkable."
The Art League now offers instruc-
tion three times weekly. Fifteen Island
grade school, middle school, and high
school students are involved in the pro-
gram. All of the scholarship recipients
have special talent and have been rec-
ommended by teachers or members of
the Island art community. Donations
are used to pay for supplies and instruc-
Betsy Smith, vice president of the
League's board said, "We may have a
famous artist blooming right here in
Anna Maria and we want to continue
this wonderful program. Julie Stewartis
a true advocate and an excellent sup-
porter of the children and their art. We
are appealing to the community to help
us keep this project going."
Present sponsors include: Air &
Energy, Inc., Holmes Construction, Is-
land Beach Club, and Gail & Webb
Anyone interested in becoming a
sponsor or donating supplies for these
classes may call Sue O'Connor at 778-
4812 or Betsy Smith at 778-4117.
Applications for future enrollment
can be obtained at the League's Gallery,
5348 Gulf Drive, North, Holmes Beach.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Pastel display at Island Library
Local artist Marcia Bouton has a display of her pastels at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach. Pictured here is Bouton's "Raggedy Ann."
Art League scholarship recipients learn that
creativity necessitates concentration.
Pictured left to right are Kaelan Richards, Sarah Loveland, Nichole Miller,
Amanda Granstad, Vail Wagner, and Tiffany Foster.
when buying art
By Betsy Smith
Outdoor art shows, such as the Anna
Maria Art League's Springfest '93 to be
held March 13 and 14, offer art aficiona-
dos a chance to match personal taste and
budget with a wide variety of media.
Collectors and the curious who attend
outdoor festivals, such as Springfest '93,
also have the opportunity to meet and
get to know the artist of a favored piece,
learn about the artist's techniques, and
greatly enhance their knowledge of art
in general. Part of the excitement could
be seeing the same artist's work valued
at higher prices at future shows.
Whatever media is chosen, whether
it is one piece or an addition to a collec-
tion, it is always a unique and personal-
ized decision that should offer a sense of
pleasure and unexpected delight.
As a guide to making successful art
purchases the Anna Maria Art League
offers the following suggestions:
1. Establish a budget and price range
and stick with it.
2. Buy what you like, not what "may"
be of more value "some day."
3. Buy original art, or signed and
numbered prints. Avoid laser copies
They are not fine art and are worth little
more than the paper they're printed on -
despite their price tags. Ask the artists
to be specific about this and, remember,
most artists authenticate their work on
the reverse side of their picture or piece.
4. If you choose an unframed art
piece, consider the time and money
needed to select matting and pay for
5. Don't buy a poor example by a
good artist just because it is all that you
6. Take your time. Ask an artist to
set aside your piece while you walk
around the festival and think about it.
(Bepreparedto give the artist depositt)
7. Should you buy on impulse? Sure,
if you can spot quality at a good price. It
may be your only chance to latch on to
a really fine newcomer.
8. Consider other places such as art
centers, galleries and frame shops on
the Island They may have the perfect
addition for you and are able to contact
the artist with any of your questions.
9. Allow for mistakes. As your
knowledge and taste become fine tuned,
it is only natural that you will change
your mind about earlier purchases.
10. Most of all, enjoy the looking and
hunting for that "something special."
|Ij THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MARCH 4, 1993 W PAGE 13
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Dinner Served 5 10 PM
Finest Steaks & Freshest Seafood
Present Theatre Ticket from Island Players
and receive Early Bird until 7 PM
(Date of Ticket for Night of Performance Only)
Open for Lunch and Dinner Seven Days a Week.
204 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 778-6969
The Island Poet
The burglars came through a window, and two Doberman
paid them no mind.
Which was a very unusual way to act for two dogs of their
But the two parrots yelled "Help police!" as loud as they
And the burglars couldn't care less as there was no one to
hear them talk.
But the parrots wouldn't quit and kept yelling "Help po
lice!" all the time.
And one of the burglars was just about to go out of his very
So, he yelled, "Those dumb birds, if they were mine I
And the parrots said, "We aren't so dumb," as they turn to
the dogs and said "sick'em."
S- BEACHFRONT DINING
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; 75 Miller Lite & Bud Draft
) Mon Sun 3-6 PM
$1.95 doz. Peel-N-Eat Shrimp
"'TOPLESS OYSTERS" $2.50 Ib. Buffalo Wings
LIVE ENTENTERTAINMENT SEVEN NIGHTS
SOY5TER BAR -
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Don't Miss It!
i' Wed. & Thurs March 3 & 4 7:30-11:30
Fri. & Sat. March 5 & 6 8-12
Sunday March 7 6-10
If You Did Miss Iti
Wed. & Thurs. March 10 & 11 7:30-11:30
Fri. & Sat. March 12 & 13 8-12
Sunday s March 14 s 6-10
Sandy Toes & Wet Suits Welcome!
Hours: 11:30 am til? 200 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach 778-4822
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Grouper and fresh Spinach Salad, German Apple
Pancake, Filet Mignon au poivre. Lunch and
brunch are served daily with stylish informality.
Y LONGBOAT KEY
dmfedr Akhf 383-0777
delightful dining gourmet take-out stylish catering
525 St Judes Drive at 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive
HAVING A PARTY?
Since 1979, Harry's has been creating the finest
parties, from black-tie to beachwear. Call to re-
serve your date soon. Your party will be both
memorable and worry-free, and your friends will
surely be impressed.
ARRY LONGBOAT KEY
delightful dining gourmet take-out stylish catering
525 St Judes Drive at 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive
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
OPEN MON THRU SAT 8 to 6
W. Bradenton 794-MEAT
ROD & REEL PIER
W^ W ^^^^SINCE 1947
"Likely The Best Fishing
Spot in Florida"'
'ROD ^-L 875 N. Shore Drive in Anna Maria City
It-j itA -Next to the Rod & Reel Motel
DOWN UNDER CAFE ...
Breakfast & Lunch Various Snack Items, Soft Drinks,
Beers and Wines Open daily 7 am to 10 pm
Island atmosphere right ove
Daily Specials. Tue,
Saturday and Sunday,
BAIT & T
Fishing operation open 7
special occasions. Fret
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.
'ACKLE SHOP ...
Sam to midnight; open 24 hours for
sh bait and assistance to anglers.
Franklin and Bates to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Norman M. Franklin
of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Is-
land Real Estate, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Dawn Kristine,
to Dusty D. Bates of Bradenton, son of
Joyce Gustavson of Bennington, Vt.
The couple will wed April 3 at Roser
Memorial Community Church.
Dawn is a 1986 graduate of
Manatee High School, attended
Manatee Community College and is
pursuing a certificate in commercial
art at Sarasota County Technical
Institute. She works part-time.
The bridegroom-elect attended
Gatesville High School, Gatesville,
Texas, in 1983. He is a body and paint
technician at Cox Chevrolet, Inc.
On Tuesday, March 16, at noon, the
members of the St. Bernard Guild will
offer a delightful luncheon followed by
a spectacular fashion show of spring
styles by Rice's of Tower Square.
Reservations are a must. Tickets are
$7 each. For reservations call, Mabel
Peltier at 778-5432, Helen Intile at 778-
7370 or Gable Drutowski, church ad-
ministrator, at 778-4769.
Writing to publish course offered
Helen Nettleton, free-lance writer for writing articles, feature stories, in-
and journalist, will teach a "Writing to terviews, and fiction, withpossible mar-
Publish" class at the Anna Maria Com- kets suggested.
munity Center, 85 Magnolia Ave., Anna Cost for six sessions is $35.00, for
Maria City, from March 9 to May 4. eight sessions, $45.00. To register call
The course will include techniques 778-9384 or 778-1908.
Castle in the Sand
By "Past Due Poet"
Not long ago on one of our fine area beaches,
I met a little boy who has so must to teach us.
While all the other kids were building castles in the sand,
this little boy was cleaning up as if it were his own piece of land.
All that were there would litter the ground,
and he would pick it up like a treasure he had found.
Working hard like an eager beaver would,
this little boy carried all his little body could.
Putting trash away right where it belonged,
he made right everybody's wrong.
"Surely you don't do this for money or a thrill?"
He said, "No sir, but if I don't do it, nobody will."
After all the families had packed up and gone,
I realized he stood alone like a surviving pawn.
And after surveying his own parcel of land,
he then settled to build his own castle in the sand
Stop in to see us for
Stop in to see us for
the freshest fish available!
ISLAND) SE FOOD)
This Week's Special
Grouper 5.99 Ib.
Large Shrimp 6.99 Ib.
Double Delight Photo: Jeannie Friedman
Going out for ice cream is a double delight for this grandfather
Under an indoor umbrella at Peach's Deli, Don Casey from upstate New
York enjoys the company of his twin granddaughters, Kelly and Kathleen
Reserve now for fashion show
5907 Manatee Ave.
Back Back Ribs ..................................... LB. $2.99
Sirloin Sizzlers ......................... Package of 10 $18.95
Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Roast ........LB. $3.99
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts ...LB. $2.99
Our Famous Baked Ham ......................LB. $2.99
PRICES GOOD THROUGH MARCH 9
Anna Maria Island
SCommunity Center Schedule
After School Programs
Latch Key T.L.C., a Time for Learning Creatively. We provide transportation from Anna
Maria Elementary, a healthy snack, a super staff and activities galore! $4 per day.
Scholarship assistance available.
A round of activities from softball to tennis to tutoring, 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Jazz Dance Class
Thursday. Beginners, 3:30; Intermediate, 4:30; Junior, 5:30 p.m.; Advanced, 9:30 a.m.
* Saturday, Instructor Lisa Gallo, 795-1816.
Tap Dance Class
SWednesdays. Beginners, 3:30; Intermediate, 4:30; Junior, 5:30p.m. InstructorLisa Gallo,
Junior Chess Club
Brand new for students of all ages under the guidance of the Anna Maria Chess Club.
Friday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Check!
"Miss Lisa" Gallo will offer pre-school ballet for pre-school ages 3, 4, and 5 from 9:30 -
10:30 a.m. Saturday. Instructor Lisa Gallo, 795-1816.
Volunteer Roy McChesney will hold a free clinic for elementary school students at 3:30
Sp.m. Monday. He will work with older youth at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Call Center 778-
Youth Art Classes
With noted professional Julie Claudel Stewart. "Storybooking," 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Ages 5-12 and 13-17. Registration $25. Volunteers welcome.
SDeveloping public speaking skills. Tuesday evenings starting January 5.
SLongtime area artist Lois Murray welcomes beginners and intermediates alike. Monday,
S10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. Session started January 18 $20 for 16 weeks.
Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., Lillian Riche, 778-4082.
With the experienced Sheree Welch, 778-7989. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday,
7 p.m. Fees per class or for group of classes.
SRegular bridge. All are welcome. 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Information Sue Gridler,
Writing to Publish
With freelance writer Helen Nettleton, 778-9384. Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. $45 for 8
weeks. Starts January 5.
Monday 10:30-1130 a.m. Friday 9-10 a.m. Instructor Tanya Slack, 795-4799. $3 a class.
Gals and guys, no partner needed. Tuesday, 11 a.m. noon. Instructor Tanya Slack, 795-
4799. $2 a class.
Round-robin tourneys at 8 a.m. every Monday through Friday.
round court membership and day passes available.
Crafts & Sewing
With Naomi Vaught, 722-9774. Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 8 10 p.m. $1.00 donation. All welcome!
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. $1.00 donation. All welcome!
All are welcome. Yeai
Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. All invited!
Island Travel Club
First Thursday of every month, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Information call Harriet Davis, 778-3418.
Big Band Dance
Featuring Debra Jean & The Melotones 7-piece orchestra Friday, March 19, BYOB.
Call the Center for information: 778-1908
SRemember...Volunteers are ALWAYS welcome at the Community Center.
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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)
March 3rd Party with
The Buzz 10PM
'Turtles Members Night"
2 for 1 Drinks for
All Members (10PM to Close)
March 4th-- Party with
Surrender Dorothy 10PM
FRI & SAT10PM
March 5th & 6th
"Patron Appreciation Night"
$1 Longnecks 500 Drafts
200 Wings $2 Well Drinks
March 7th Party with
The Worx 10PM
HAPPY HOUR DAILY
11AM to 9PM
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Police Reports on the Island
Btw. Feb. 23-25 100 Blk. Maxine
Burgulary An outboard motor was stolen
off boat docked behind house.
Feb. 24 6:45-900 p.m. Burgulary
Comm. Center Bike stolen while owner
Feb. 22 11:47 p.m. 1800 Blk. S.R.
789 Reckless Driving
Feb. 23 1:10 p.m. 1300 Blk. Bridge
Street Burglary Unknown person took
pot bellied stove from outside house.
Feb. 27 7:00 p.m. Gulf Dr & 4th St
Three men were arrested for the sale of narcot-
ics to an informant.
Feb. 20 4:56 p.m. Ave E Warning
issued Two men having target practice in back
yard with pellet gun. Stated they didn't know
Cafe on the Beach ?
On the Gulf at Manatee Public Beach
(Huge Patio and Inside Dining)
OPEN 6AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menus Plus Specials
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Including Sausage & Coffee $3.00 plus tax
Every FRI, SAT & SUNDAY- Until IPM
PASTA PARTY ... $4.74
All You Can Eat Thursdays 4 to 8PM
Lasagna and Rigatoni Parmesan
Other Regular Menu Items Also Available
Music by the DiNapoli Duo
FISH FRY ... $5.25
All You Can Eat Friday Night 4 to 8PM
Other Regular Menu Items Also Available
PRIME RIB ... $8.50
Saturday Night 4 to 8 PM
Other Regular Menu Items Also Available
Ken Mullinix on Guitar 4 to 8
PRIME RIB ... $8.50
Sunday Night 2 to 8 PM
Other Regular Menu Items Also Available
Steel Drum Band 4 to 8PM
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX
"Try dining with the sunset ... it's great!"
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784
Shop at ... THE BEACH SHOP
Newly Remodeled Something for Everyone
SWomen's Boutique* Men's & Women's Swimsuits
SBeach Toys Sunglasses Towels Lotions Souvenirs
Next to Cafe on the Beach 778-5442
Feb. 23 11:33 p.m. 3300 Blk. E Bay
Dr Possession of marijuana paraphernalia
Officer approached male sitting in parked van.
On approaching, officer smelled strong odor
of marijuana. Searched vehicle and found
marijuana pipe which contained residue. A
summons was issued.
Feb. 24 1:00 a.m. Marina Mall
Grand Theft While conducting business
check of Marina Mall, officer discovered man
sleeping behind mall. Check revealed defen-
dant was wanted for grand theft in Sarasota
County. Subject arrested, transported to jail.
Feb. 26 3000 Blk. Ave C 4:40 a.m.
Possession of Marijuana
Feb. 26 400 Blk. 28th St 3:48 a.m.
Linda' LG a
"SUNNY SIDE UP" CAFE\
Great Food at Great Prices -Breakfast and Lunch
7 to 2 weekdays 7 to 1 weekends Closed Wednesday
S & S Plaza Holmes Beach 778-4140
&erman & Austrian
8AM to 2pm 5PMto10PM
101 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach 778-6189
S O S S -o I
Large Portions at Reasonable Prices
Also visit our
Anchorage Oyster Bar
on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier 778-0475
OPEN 7 DAYS
[@J Suo-Thurs 11:30AM to 9PM and Fri-Sat until 10PM
For a safer home,
Install outdoor lighting. Use a minimum of 40-
watt light bulbs near your doors. You may also want to
install motion detecting lights, which automatically
switch on when movement is detected.
Lock windows. You may want to purchase burglar
Secure sliding glass doors so they cannot be lifted
from the track.
Connect alarms to windows and doors.
Don't put your name on your mailbox.
Don't give out personal information over the tele-
In a parking lot::
Take along a friend or ask a security guard to walk
you to your vehicle.
Park in well-lighted areas.
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ICE CREAM & WAFFLE CONES
Made on location
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Soft Serve r Diabetic Y
A FULL SERVICE ICE CREAM PARLOR
Surfing World Village 11904 Cortez Road West
Noon 10PM 7 Days a Week 794-5333
Where to dine? The answer is printed here!
BEER WINE LIQUOR
7AM to 2:30AM
3007 Gulf Drive
HOimes Beach 778-3085
ENTERTAINMENT 9:30 to 1:30
Thursday March 4
Customer Appreciation Night
10PM-1AM Free Pool
$1 Well $1 Beer 500 Draft
Mar 5 & 6 ... Willie Steele
Mar 7 & 8 ... Chandler & Co.
Sunday Night is Ladies Night
10PM-1AM $5 Cover
All You Can Drink Draft, Wine & Well
101 South Bay Blvd.
'R AI 778-9611
& LOUNGE 'TIL 6 PM thru
W hite Fish Supreme ...........................5.95
Salmon with Dill Sauce......................5.95
Top Sirloin (6oz) ................................ 5.95
Fried Combo Dinner .......................... 6.95
(Fish, Shrimp & Scallops)
(ALL DAY 'TIL 10:00 PM)
White Fish Supreme ...........................7.95
Salmon with Dill Sauce ......................8.95
Top Sirloin (10 oz) .............................9.95
Top Sirloin & Lobster Tails ..............9.95
Top Sirloin & Shrimp......................... 9.95
WITH LUNCH AND DINNER 'TIL 6 PM
House Brand Cocktails ................... 1.25
(INCLUDES MARTINIS & MANHATTANS)
Draft Beer ............................. .......... 1.00
HAPPY HOUR In Our New
Enlarged Lounge 'til 6:30
House Brand Cocktails....................... 1.25
(INCLUDES MARTINIS & MANHATTANS)
Draft Beer ......................................... 1.00
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IJ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 4, 1993 U PAGE 17
Official addresses for elected officials
In response to our reader's questions as to Senator Bob Graham State Senator John McKay
Where to writeelected officials, the following Local: Local:
information is provided from The League of 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3145 2424 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 101
Women Voters of Manatee County "Citizen's Tampa, Bradenton, FL 34205
Guide to Government Officials." Bdt L 340
Copies of the brochure are available at the Washington: Washington:
Island Branch Library. 241 Dirksen Senate Office Building 334 Senate Office Building
Washington. D. C. 20510 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
President Bill Clinton
Washington, D.C. 20500
Senator Connie Mack
600 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 602
Tampa, FL 33609
517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D. C. 20510
Representative Dan Miller
Local: 1751 Mound St, Suite A2,
Sarasota, FL 34236
Washington: 510 Cannon Building
Washington, D. C. 20515
Governor Lawton Chiles
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
State Representative Julie McClure
1101 Sixth Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205
202 House Office Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
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14 to 6pm
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SEntree & Ruice Salad, I 1/2 Rack ofDanish The Best Homemade
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Breakfast 9 to 11am
Belgian Waffle Specialties
* Eggs Benedict Blintzes
Early Birds from $4.95 '
4:30 to 6:30pm
5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
in the Centre ShopS
Hardy Party Sez: "Brand New"
*Laid Back Lemonade
Big Easy Punch
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Island Shopping Center 5416 Marina Drive
778-2023 We Deliver
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FISH & CHIPS
OPEN 7 DAYS Tlamto 10 pm
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
Beach Bar & Grill
'Monday 23 oz. Drafts 750 9-Midnight
Tuesday Melon Balls $1 9-Midnight
Wednesday All Longneck Beers $1 9-Midnight
Thursday LADIES NIGHT Beer & Cocktails $1 9-Midnight
Fri. & Sat. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9-Midnight
Sat. & Sun. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Noon-4PM
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7 DAYS- 11AM to 2AM 792-5523
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Volunteers wanted at Leffis Key Saturday
"- Plan to get your feet wet to help
plant 2,000 mangroves at Leffis
Key, across from Coquina Beach,
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The area around Leffis Key will be planted with mangroves thanks to the volunteer efforts of tree planters and the generosity of CCI, an environmental company.
There's still time to register to help do your part in
helping the environment this weekend.
Volunteers are wanted to plant 2,000 mangroves at
Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach Saturday, March 6.
The project is being coordinated by Keep Manatee
Beautiful, and is a part of Better Manatee Day.
Volunteers should plan to get wet feet, according
to Sarasota Bay Program spokesperson Heidi Smith.
Welcomed for the day-long activity are post-hole dig-
gers, shovels and pocket knives.
Volunteer arborists should plan to gather at 9 a.m.
For information, call 795-8196 or 795-8272.
The mangroves are being donated by Conserva-
tion Consultants, Inc. of Palmetto. The plants are three
to six feet in height and are predominately red man-
groves, according to Bill Hamilton, President of CCI.
Hamilton estimated the total value of the mangroves at
$5,000 to $7,500.
The planting is one of the last elements of the
Leffis Key Habitat Restoration project, a $224,000
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joint effort to restore the bayside area of Coquina
Beach. When completed later this year, the project will
be dubbed Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key.
It is estimated that more than 2,000,000 people
visit Coquina Beach annually, making it one of the
most heavily utilized recreational areas in the Mana-
tee-Sarasota county area.
The.disposal of dredge-spoil material within the
center of Leffis Key destroyed approximately 15 acres
of native mangroves.
Chicago Style Thin Crust Pizza
Baby Back Ribs & More
Whitney Beach Plaza Longboat Key
383-0880 or 383-0881
Friday & Saturday 4PM-1AM
Certified Executive Chef
Fine Selection of
Imported French Wines
Daily Special Luinheon
Try our authentic
Hot Croissants, French Bread
Breakfast and Lunch Dining in France
Tues thru Sat Thur,'Fri & Sat
Sunday 8AM-1:30PM Sunday 5-9PM
Reservations Suggestedfor Dinner
Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
SOUP & SALAD BAR
Served for Lunch and Dinner
SALL OCCASION PARTY TRAYS
SICE CREAM & COLOMBO YOGURT
Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM Sum 1-9PM
Eat-In or Take-Out
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
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Griddlecakes from scratch!
In a variety of "flavors" Buttermilk, Wheatgerm,
Berrygerm, Banana Crunch & Apple Cinnamon
Fresh Baked Muffins, Croissants,
Biscuits & Danish
Serving Homemade Soups,
Fresh Salads & Great Burgers
SUNRISE SPECIAL ... $1.99
Monday Friday 7 to 10 AM
2 Farm Fresh Eggs, Homefries or Grits,
Toast, Fruit Preserves & Coffee
Open Mon-Sat 7AM-3PM
At the Whitney Beach
Shopping Center on
North Longboat Key
Have a little more fun in the sun ...
Enjoy a late lunch at Mar Vista!
Serving Lunch Everyday 11:30 to 5
Specializing in great Seafood, Pasta,
Stir-fry and Seafood Caesar Salad.
Great outdoor dining available ...
in the sun or under the stars!
A Casual Waterfront Atmosphere.
BY LAND 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key
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Test your boating skills
During the year, the United States Power Squad-
ron (USPS) offers more than 800 courses in Boating
throughout the United States. The United States Power
Squadron is the largest, private, boating fraternity in
the world and has already provided, as a civic service,
instruction to more than 3 1/4 million Americans.
Education is the light that never fails.
Challenge your boat skills by taking the following
test. You will find the answers below.
For additional information, contact our local USPS
1. Are gasoline fumes lighter than air?
2. Do boats under sail always have the right of way
over power boats?
3. Is the portside running light a green light?
4. Is "windward" a direction away from the wind?
5. Do motorboats sound abell when underway in a fog?
6. Does a "spring line" often help in docking a boat?
7. Would deviation and variation be considered com-
1. No. Gasoline fumes are heavier than air, hence
they accumulate in the bilge.
2. No. Sailboats overtaking a powerboat do NOT
have the right of way.
3. No. Port running light is red; starboard running
light is green.
4. No. If you face into the wind, you are facing to
windward. If you face away from the wind, you are
facing to leeward.
5. No. Motorboats sound a bell at anchor in a fog; a
horn underway in a fog.
6. Yes. Spring lines run forward or aft from the boat
to dock and aide in docking.
7. Yes. DEVIATION is error caused by ferrous (iron)
metal or electricity. VARIATION is error caused by
magnetic north differing from the true north.
8. Yes. Usually "yes." Can be striped red & white
vertical (mid-channel) or red and green horizontal
(obstruction or channel junction.)
9. Yes. If we obey the navigation rules, we will not
10. Yes. If not sensible, but required by law.
8. Are nun buoys usually even numbered and painted
9. Is the purpose of the "Navigation Rules" the preven-
tion of collision?
10. Is a life preserver necessary for every person
aboard a pleasure boat?
11. Does the "lubber" line hold the compass in place?
12. Would a boat on a True Course of 270 degrees be
13. Are you liable for damage caused by your boat's
14. Do coastal charts show water depths?
15. Is tide a horizontal movement of water?
16. In water depths are there six feet to a fathom?
17. Is the small craft storm warning flag a black
18. Would a compass bearing help determine a ship's
19. When anchoring, does the amount of line "played
out" affect the holding power of an anchor?
20. Is the USPS Boating Course offered in your area?
11. No.A line in the compass bowl to read ship's
heading from compass card.
12. No. True course 270 degrees is west; 090 degrees
13. Yes. You must be considerate of others and are
liable for damage or injury.
14. Yes. From a datum stated on the chart.
15. No. Tide is the vertical movement of water; cur-
rent is the horizontal movement.
16. Yes. Be sure to note if depth on chart is measured
in feet or fathoms.
17. No. Small craft storm warning pennant is red (tri-
18. Yes. This will give you a line of position and will
help; two will give you a fix and exact position (correct
compass to true).
19. Yes. The longer the scope, the better the holding
power of an anchor.
20. Yes. Most likely, by volunteers in most of the 450
squadrons nationwide. Island captains can contact
their Anna Maria Island United States Power Squad-
ron at 794-6748.
... and the answers are
by naming the
The City of Anna Maria recently received a grant to improve a new
park on Pine Avenue between the Island Museum and 5 O'Clock
Marine. The infamous City Jail and the adjacent museum were
significant factors in the award by the Tampa Bay National Estuary
Program. Walkways will enhance the natural environment and link
the park to the musuem. The passive park will also feature
Xeriscaping with local, drought tolerant plants. Those are the
basics, now what do you suggest the City name the park? Bring
suggestions to The Islander/Bystanderoffice at 5400A Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center, orto Anna Maria City Hall. If your suggestion
is selected, you'll be the winner of an Islander/Bystandertee-shirt!
Address City/State/Zip _Phone
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Sheepshead, flounder found -
and snook season is open
By Mike Heistand
Arkee of the Bradenton Beach Pier reported
mostly sheepshead and flounder were being caught
this week with a few snook that had to be released.
Trout are still being caught at night and red and black
grouper are being caught, but are not the legal size
Jamie of the Miss Cortez Fleet said their four-hour
trip averaged between 50 to 70 head of gray snapper and
porgies. Their six-hour trip averaged 180 to 200 head of
gray, yellow and mangrove snapper and small grouper.
Their nine-hour trip caught red and black grouper, man-
grove snapper and vermilion snapper.
Dewey of the Rod & Reel Pier reported that there
were plenty of sheepshead being caught with shrimp
and sand fleas. Flounder was being caught at night with
shrimp. Nice redfish, which were keepers, were also
John Fernandez, Jr. from Island Discount Tackle
said redfish were up by Paradise Bay and lots of
sheepshead were in the inter-coastal. John would like
to tell all of their customers about the shop's sheeps-
head contest for the month of March. The longest
sheepshead will win a Berkley Rod, 3 1/4 lb. spools of
line and a hat.
Captain Phil Shields with "Reef Reacher" re-
ported one day last week when he went out they did real
good on catching scamp, snapper and grouper.
Captain Mike Heistand said sheepshead were
everywhere averaging about 25 head per trip up to six
pounds. A few whiting were being caught. One trip
came back with some pompano up to three pounds and
that redfish were being caught right up to the end of
season March 1. Captain Mike would like to remind
everyone that redfish are out and snook season is in
having started March 1.
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin said when his
customers were able to get out because of the wind,
they reported that grouper was good in about 65' to 70'
of water, and, in the back Bays, redfish and sheepshead
had been their best bet.
Captain Tom Chaya reported he will be looking
for snook this week, but he believes it is still to early in
the season to produce any numbers of these great game
fish. Tom says with the wind this past week, redfish
and sheepshead were this clients' best catches.
Captain Dave Pinkham with Gulf to Bay Char-
ters had no report. He said the weather has been so bad,
he hasn't been able to go offshore.
Captain Todd Romaine said redfish and trout
were the best they could do this week with the heavy
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle reported
very few people went out fishing because ofthe weather.
The ones that did, caught trout and flounder. He said
redfish season is closed and snook is open.
Annie's Bait & Tackle had no report because of
Captain Rick Gross says his charters have been
producing lots of sheepshead, a few redfish and enough
flounder to fill the box. Rick also reports that the wind
hampered fishing this past week.
Redfish season is over!
Snook season started March 1.
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An alternative to ice boats
By Bob Ardren
A bone-chilling wind blew through our waters last
weekend. All weekend. But it was a sweet breeze to the
sailors from Saskatchewan. After all, they hadn't seen
liquid water outdoors in many months.
The Canadians were part of the 212 entries in the
Laser Midwinter's sailing competition at the Sarasota
Sailing Squadron. An Olympic class, racing for na-
tional championship points, the Laser sailors ranged in
age from under 16 to more than 65. They're bound by
their love of competitive sailing and you can't help
but noticing their splendid physical condition- regard-
less of age.
And what a sight on Sarasota Bay! More than 200
sailboats locked in some of the purest amateur compe-
tition left in sports. Hats off to the Squadron for again
bringing such a quality event our way.
Speaking of sailboat racing, that most historic of all
races on Florida's west coast St. Petersburg to Havana
- is on again. First run in 1930, the race was suspended in
1959. Fidel, you know. Anyway, March 23 the cannon
will boom again in St. Petersburg for a re-start of the
legendary sailing race. (Think of the stories!)
To those callers from the Bradenton Beach Pier:
No, I haven't been able to find out the length of that
record Gulf Flounder mentioned two weeks ago. I'll
keep trying. Meanwhile, I sure wish I'd caught that 22-
incher you mentioned.
Last call for volunteers to help plant mangroves
next Saturday, March 6, at Leffis Key. Call the Sara-
sota Bay National Estuary Program at 361-6133 if
The new Florida Yard Program is just getting
underway, and if you're seriously interested in Florida
gardening and landscaping, here's your chance for
some very serious training and a chance to help our
environment.Florida Yard is designed to encourage
homeowners to improve our environment and the
quality of our waters. How? Through some pretty
interesting landscaping techniques to reduce the
stormwater runoff and pollution threatening our rivers,
bays and watersheds.
If you're interested, the program involves attend-
ing the Florida Master Gardener training program and
three subsequent seminars on stormwater impact, irri-
gation maintenance/design and landscape design.
Master Gardener training includes 50 hours of in-
depth training. Subjects including basic plant science,
insects, diseases, vegetable gardening, turf and land-
Enrollment is limited. If you're interested, contact
John Stevely at the Manatee County Co-op. Extension
Service at 722-4524. Applications must be returned by
March 10, so don't procrastinate too long.
Lets be careful out there. Boating accident fatali-
ties in Florida remain among the nation's highest,
according to the Florida Marine Patrol. Preliminary
1992 statistics show that while fatalities were down to
73 from a high of 95 in 1991, the number of injuries
increased from 607 to 621.
Perhaps the most interesting number is that Florida's
fatality rate is 10.67 per 100,000 registered recre-
ational boats, compared to a national average of 4.6 per
100,000. Not only do those folks in other states not get
out much, they don't get hurt much either, it appears.
Seriously, to learn about available boating safety
education courses, call the government at 1-800-366-
"Sarasota Bay-Reclaiming Paradise", the
work for Action" is due outMarch 16. No question, atleast
in my mind, that it's the most important document pub-
lished on local waters since say, the first Spanish chart
maybe 400 years ago. A lot of good people have worked
their best for never big, and usually no, money to produce
this thing, because they love our waters and want us to love
You can reserve a free copy by calling 361-6133. Or
if you don't have a copy of the earlier "Bay Repair Kit",
you can call and ask for one right now.
You'll be glad you did.
We'll be having more information about "Re-
claiming Paradise" in the coming weeks.
The Anna Maria Island Little League will hold its 5th
Annual Spaghetti Dinner as a fund-raiser for its baseball
program involving 200 Island children. The all-you-can-
eat dinner will be held on Saturday, March 6, from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on
Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria City.
The spaghetti dinner includes salad, roll, ice tea or
coffee other drinks and desserts will be extra. Take-
outis available. Adult tickets are $5 and childrenunder
12 are $3.
Advanced purchase of tickets is encourage and
available at the Community Center.
Tickets will be available at the door.
For additional information, call 778-1908.
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Hoer Mlemorial Community Cburcth
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
Pastor 9:00.............. FIRST WORSHIP
9:00 ...................Sunday School
S 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. Metts, Jr. Pastor
9:45 ........................................ SUNDAY SCHOOL
8:30 .............................SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
10:55 ...........................SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
7 PM .......................... SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
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8605 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida 778-0719
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3904 Cortez Road West (813) 778-4480
(813)748-1011 FAX 7466459
James Gimpel, 74, of Anna Maria, died February
25 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Gimpel came to
the area from Long Island, New York, in 1972. He was
a forklift driver for A&P. He was a member of the
Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign
Wars in Anna Maria. He was also a U. S. Army veteran
of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Regina.
No local visitation or services were held. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange-
Mary Ellen Kohler
Mary Ellen Kohler, 76, of Mishawaka, Ind., and
Anna Maria, died February 27 in HCA/L.W. Blake
Born in Muncy, Pa., Mrs. Kohler was a resident of
Manatee County. She was a homemaker and member
of the Eastern Star Mishawaka Chapter No. 267.
She is survived by her husband, Harry M.; a
daughter, Janice K. Nidiffer of Mishawaka; two sons,
Charles D., of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Roy E., of
South Bend, Ind.; a sister, Jean Manes of Mishawaka;
eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation and funeral services were held in
Mishawaka with the Rev. Kenneth Mahan officiating.
Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.
Ritajean Putnam, 42, of Holmes Beach, died Feb-
ruary 25 at home.
Born in Chelsea, Mass., Mrs. Putnam came to the
area from Mount Vernon, N.H., in 1988. She was a
homemaker and a member of St. Bernard Catholic
She is survived by her husband, John II; a daugh-
ter, Kerri, of Holmes Beach; two sons, John III of
Holmes Beach, and Stephen Bessette of Bradenton;
two sisters, Jackie Estes Melanson of Holmes Beach
and Joanne Nickerson of Taunton, Mass.; two broth-
ers, Richard Barbetta of Plymouth, Mass. and Michael
Barbetta of Milford, N.H.; and a grandchild.
No local visitation was held. Services were held
last Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach with Rev. John Berry officiating. Internment
was private. Bradenton Funeral Home was in charge of
Island Baptist Church
changes worship schedule
The Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria City
announces changes to its worship schedule effective
Sunday, March 7.
Its new schedule is: Early Worship, 8:30 a.m.;
Main Service, 10:55 a.m. and Sunday School, 9:45
REAL ESTATE NOTES I
Neal & Neal, Realtors
announces top producers
Neal & Neal, Realtors, Anna Maria office, proudly
announces Marilyn Trevethan was the top selling agent
and Gary Larison (a new addition to our team) was the
top listing agent for the month of January, 1993.
Prudential Island Office
Ginger McQuigg, executive vice president of The
Prudential Florida Realty and general manager of the
company's Manatee, Sarasota and Pinellas County
regions, recently presented June Gilley with the Office
of the Month award.
Gilley, manager of The Prudential Florida Realty's
Anna Maria Island office, was very pleased to accept
the award when her office was recognized as top office
for the Sarasota-Manatee Region for the month of
Gilley said, "The award is given every month to
the office that most exemplifies the company's posi-
tion "Rock Solid in Real Estate" by exceeding goals
for listings and selling real estate."
Ragni named Smith,
Marion Ragni receives Smith,
Realtors top associate of the
Yearfor 1992 from the firm's
president and broker Wayne
Marquis. This is the second year
that Ragni has been named
Associate of the Year.
Harold Small, Realtor/Associate, has joined Neal &
Neal, Realtors at their office in Holmes Beach.
Stephen G. Pelham, M. D.
announces the association of
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Island Real Estate Transactions
140 Runaway Bay
110 Bridge St
1801 Gulf Dr
common / bay
2100 Bay Dr N
60x80 / canal
4906 2nd Av
week of 2/8/93
week of 2/8/93
week of 2/8/93
week of 2/8/93
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker
SALE OF THE WEEK
Unit 140 of Runaway Bay, 1801 Gulf Dr., is
the first of this condo complex to exceed
$100,000 in a sales amount. It also established
a record in 1990 when it sold for $90,250 to
the present sellers.
neBaL & nrLea
127 Hammock Road in Anna Maria. 3 BR, 2 BA.
Secluded area. Dock for small boat. $249,000.
N After Hours 778-6791
605C Manatee Av W Holmes Beach
DICK MAHER 401 Pine Av *Anna Maria
Licensed Real OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Estate Salesman TOLL FREE 1-800-422-NEAL
BUY IT & SELL ITI
All right herel
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 Are F
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
WILDWOOD SPRINGS Very nice large 2 Bedroom, with
enclosed balcony. Beautiful pool area, tennis, close to shop-
Sping, restaurants, and golf course. Extremely nice 2nd floor,
1700 model! Glass enclosed lanai, fully insulated with double
S hung windows and pocket doors. High efficiency Heat Pumps.
j NICE! #KS196 ... $79,000.
SPACIOUS KEY ROYALE on large corner lot with golf
course view. Newer dock, custom Spanish mosaic tile, room
for pool, great floor plan for entertaining. Large utility area
could be office. #KS509 ... 0239,000
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STEPHAN Office: 778-0766 Mobile: 350-5844 Evenings: 388-1267
ISLAND LIVING! $139,000 #50865 ... Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on
corner lot. To see today, call Roni McCuddin now or 778-5585 eves.
PRICE REDUCEDI $112,900 #01570 ... Nice home in Palmetto Point! 2 story
with pool! To see, call June Gilley 792-0758 anytime.
PERICO SHORES! $84,900 #50864 ... Building lot in new subdivision.
Exclusive! Build to suit! Call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427 eves.
HERITAGE WESTI $56,900 #50905 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Mirrored wall,
ceiling fans, & more! Call Robert St. Jean now or 778-6467 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available beginning at $500. Call Jack
Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368 evenings.
" The Prudential
T. Dolly Young, IMS
offers for sale: motels, apartments,
commercial property, vacant land,
investment property, and your dream home.
OFFICE 778-0766 MOBILE: 350-1817
AFTER HOURS: 778-5427
CAROL HEINZE CRS
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Guf Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
Aft Hours (813) 792-5721'
YOUR OWN LANDLORDI $115,900 #00381 ... Bradenton Beach
duplex, 2 bedroom, 1 bath each side. Good investment! Only a
short walk to beach!
COZY ISLAND HOME! $109,900 #98887 ... 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home with fireplace. Plenty of room for pool. HAPPY ENDINGS
RUNAWAY BAY! $84,000 #50096 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath, turnkey
fumished condo with view of pond & pool. On-site manager.
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 778-6467
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.
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For all your real estate needs,
SToni King, Realtor/Associate
SOffice: (813) 778-6654
After Hours: (813) 778-1785
SMichael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3: East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach
neeaL & neal--
Richard A. Freeman
Island and Key Specialist
SReach Richard for your piece of
,. .' paradise. Erreichen Sie Richard
S fuer Ihr stueckparadies.
A (813) 778-2261 or 800-422-6325
After hours: (813) 778-2284 MLS
Michael Saunders & Co. of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
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ALL THE ISLAND OFFERS
Enjoy the convenienceof mooring your boat at your own
back yard in a deep water canal. Splash in the comfort of
your pool and take a short walk to the beautiful new beach
of Anna Maria Island. This 2BR/2B with den can be yours
for $169,000. Toni King, 778-1785.
VASTBAYOU overlooking sailboatwaterlaps 2 sides ofthis Key
Royale property. 3BR/2B U-shaped home surrounds heated and
caged pool. Dock. $279,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
ISLAND BEAUTY Great views of the Gulf from this 2BR/
2B La Costa unit. Totally refurbished'including new tile,
appliances and furniture. Lowest priced unit in complex.
$98,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
PERFECT ISLAND COTTAGE A short walk to the beach
and Holmes Beach shopping. High ceilings in open area of
kitchen, dining and living room. Third BR ideal for office/hobby
room. Easy comfort, easy care. $95,000. Toni King, 778-1785.
ISLAND HOME $137,500 -Just3 blocks to beaches, this
property is great for a family or retirees who need 3BR/2B
and a family room. Large lot (100 x 100) has circular drive
and citrus trees. Wendy Foldes, 755-8026.
SINGLE AND AVAILABLE
Appealing 2BR/2B Sunbow Bay unit surrounded by island
fun. Enjoy short walk to the Gulf, swimming and tennis and
convenience to shopping and restaurants. Covered parking
and good personality. $89,000. Jeff Granston, 756-5234.
BEACH-WALKERS DREAM Exquisite 3BR/2B remod-
eled beach home just one property from the Gulf. From
sunrise to sunset, the combination of low maintenance,
modern convenience and old Florida charm will entice and
enthrall. $269,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
ISLAND DUPLEX WITH POOL Great Holmes Beach loca-
tion-close to everything! In-ground pool, tropical landscaping
and fenced yard. Utility building forstorage/hobbies. REDUCED!
- $149,900. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.
STATELY ELEGANCE In a very secluded tropical set-
ting, this 3BR/2.5 B home with pool has great water views.
A must see! $399,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
LOTS OF LOTS! Three great buys! Unique 100 x 100
duplex lot in Holmes Beach, $69,900. Wooded Anna Maria
home lot, $67,900.5-plex lot with great Gulf views, $125,000.
Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
MARCO POLO PIZZA Highly successful restaurant SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT Fully furnished 2BR-2BA
on Anna Maria Island. seating for 35 pizza lovers. All topfloor,endunitwithfabulousviewoftheBay.Deepwater
equipment plus 2COP beer and wine license. Priced at boat dock- one blockto prime beach. Offered at $125,000.
$75,000. Call Stan Williams for details. Owner financing. Call Dave Moynihan.
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NAUTILUS DIRECT GULF FRONT Over $21,000 an-
nual income from this prime second floor apartment with
fabulous views. Complex offers heated pool, tennis, resi-
dent manager and excellent rental program. Owner financ-
ing available. $192,500 fumished. Call Dave Moynihan.
ISLAND DUPLEX Drive by 207 76th Street and call
for details on this well located and maintained Island
duplex in desirable area of Holmes Beach. Short
walk to prime beach area and canal docking. Priced
at $134,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
NEW WALKING BEACH Enjoy spectacular sunsets
from your porch directly overlooking the Gulf. Walking
beach insures desirability of this 2BR 2BA furnished
unit. Convenient to historical Bridge St. for restaurants,
entertainment and fishing. Priced at $94,000.
MOM AND POP MOTEL Just listed. 9 units plus
owner's home. Located one block to Gulf of Mexico.
Income has increased steadily each year. Repeat
business is fantastic. Call Stan Williams for details.
Priced at $595,000.
SEVERAL SELECT-WINTER RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE.
CALL LISA OR ANNA FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES!
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lc. Real Estate Broker
TWO BEDROOM CANALFRONT: Lovely unit in quiet
location in City of Anna Maria. Washer/Dryer in unit,
dishwasher, great view. $600.00/mo. & electric.
TWO BEDROOM DUPLEX WITH GARAGE: Elevated du-
plex with screened porch and garage with washer/dryer
ook-ups, dishwasher, 1.5 baths. $600/mo. plus utilities
TWO BEDROOM NEAR GULF IN BRADENTON BEACH:
Airy apartment with nice backyard. Can be rented
furnished. $425/mo plus utilities.
778-6066 Fax #778-4687
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FORMERLY HENDRICKS REAL ESTATE
Sales Rentals ( Property Management
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. 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
Royale! 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
a~ir'im'-S.,''T&SHK,-..'llana!V'- ,* A.-. Jf- -.'.ffB
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. Otherfeatures 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
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And be sure to say you saw it ing the
pages of the Islander Bystander!
CENTURY 21 A Paradise.
Island Real Estate Professionals
BRIDGEPORT CONDOMINIUMS 2 Bd, 2
Ba turnkey furnished. Nice view of the new
beach. Complex offers pool & elevator
GULFFRONT on the new beach. This
2Bd, 2Ba Waters Edge Unit is turnkey fur-
nished and directly on the new beach. Pool,
Tennis, Elevator $225,000.
We are currently offering unit 101 at La Costa
for $99,900 turnkey furnished. Pool, tennis &
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REDUCED 4 BEDROOM KEY ROYALE: Quality custom home
shows like a dream. Split bedroom design with private guest
wing, separate dining room, moving room, parlour, Florida
room with hand loomed carpet. Other amenities include all
appliances, heated pool and spa, sprinkler system, well, cen-
tral vacuum, intercom, circle drive. Now $285,000. Call Carol
Williams for showing, 778-0777 office, 778-1718 after hours.
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SEASIDE GARDENS: You will fall in love with this Island
retreat. Nicely decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa. Warm &
inviting. Spacious deck with hot tub, fountain and extra storage.
A lot fora little. $89,900. Call Sandy Greiner; 778-3794 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB: First floor villa with a lake view. 3
bedroom, 2 bath Blue Heron model with custom drapes,
wallpaper and mirrored wall. Screened porch has storm
shutters. Reduced to $110,000. To see this very attractive
model, please call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
DUPLEX- HOLMES BEACH: Don'twait another moment to
see this versatile duplex, 3 lots from the Gulf. Total of 4
bedrooms, 3 baths with Gulf views from the top floor unit.
Heat pump with recovery unit, fenced yard with sprinklersystem
and citrus trees and many updates. Priced at $197,500. Call
Carol Williams for appointment, 778L0777 or 778-1718 eves.
bedroom, 1.5 bath villa just freshened with new paint,
wallpaper, vinyl and ready to move into. Eat-in kitchen, double
carportwith large storage, low maintenance, easy to show. Now
$69,500. Call Carol Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
"... the Mayor is not only authorized but is bound
to vote on the election of Vice-Mayor," stated Anna
Maria City Attorney Robert W. Hendrickson in a
memo to the Commission Tuesday afternoon.
At issue was whether Mayor Ray Simches should
have cast a tie-breaking vote for his nomination of
Commissioner Doug Wolfe for vice mayor during his
administrative appointments at the previous Commis-
Simches' nomination of Wolfe ended a four-year
appointment as vice mayor of Commissioner George
McKay to much ado within the meeting.
CANALFRONT ISLAND HOME *
3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3000 sq. ft. Spacious,
elegantly decorated. New pool Jacuzzi sail-
boat water new dock. Storage galore. Extra
large yard. Circular drive, intercom, sprinkler,
vacuum. Burglar alarm, all new appliances, 2.5
car garage, carport. A must see! Only $239,900.
CALL 778-7655 *1
Breathtaking Panoramic Bay View ...
Nearly new 3 bedroom home within walking distance to
beach. Quality construction. Bay views from kitchen, dining
and living areas. Lovely furnishings and decor. Call today
for a private viewing. $225,000.
5320 MARINA DRIVE
ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER
Plan now make your
summer vacation an island
sojourn. Call for details on the
widest array of prices and
locations in Anna Maria
Island Rentals. All
units are well equipped
KARLY CARLSON and maintained.
OR (813) 778-2275 or
MARY S. MILLER 1-800-881-2276
3222 EXCEPast Bay Dve, Holmes Beach, FL4217RVICES
3222 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
okay to vote
Passing with a vote of three to two, the question of
the vote's validity was sent to the City Attorney when
a resident stated his interpretation of the City Charter
denied the mayor a vote in this matter.
"Commissioner Wolfe is now our vice mayor,"
stated Simches in reference to the legal decision at
press time. "He was elected by the Commission by a
vote of three to two. I am sorry that things have got so
controversial. I look forward to a full-team approach
to governing Anna Maria in a equitable, reasonable
and temperate manner."
Choose the best for your
Real Estate needs.
Care, professionalism and
know how = RESULTS.
After Hours 778-3026
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
NEVER before offered to public. 3B/2B Gulf front unit $279,000.
2B/2B direct Gulf front $289,000. Most beautiful beach front
complex we've seen Great rental program. Multiple units
available for investors.
CRAIG ABBOTT STEVE ABBOTT
DUPLEX SPIC & SPAN
2 Bedrooms 2 Baths
THIS IS A VERY GOOD INVESTMENT
RENTAL PROPERTY Good condition. Well
located. Nearly new roof. Lot is extra high &
dry. Parking for 4 cars. BIG MASTER BED-
ROOM. EXCELLENT VALUE AT $129,500.
OF ANNA MARIA
9906 Gulf Drive
Next to the
Anna Maria Post Office
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!
'it ' ~i 7- 7'^ B M ^ & a
GULF FRONT-REDUCEDI ENJOY WEEKENDS OR A LIFETIME AT
Recent renovations on this Gulf front cottage & SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS
lots of potential to create a nice "beach home"
plus future value to rebuild as in area of presti- Elevator, swimming pool & tennis fa-
gioushomes. Panaoramicviewthrough thepine cilities Nice two bedroom, two bath
trees & your "own" private beach due to built-up
beach. REDUCED TO $375,000. unit $94,990.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC. HORIZON REALTY
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
(Formerly Blasslngame Realty, Inc. Since 1957) 420 Pine Ave., P.O. Box 155
9805 GULF DRIVE P.O. BOX 835 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
"A PUFF AWAY"
3 BR, 1-1/2 BA home across from Anna Maria's
north end. Fireplaces in both living room and
family room. Fenced back yard. Great rental
history. Call Agnes and Janice today. Priced
well at $179,500.
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Ucensed Real Estate Broker
9701 GULF DRIVE P.O. Box 717
SAnna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
GETTING READY FOR 1994
214 Fir Ave. in Anna Maria is being fitted out
with computerized European awnings that
roll out 12 feet. These 3 bedroom, 2 bath
gulfview seasonal rental townhouses are now
taking reservations for 1994. $2200 permonth.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Uc Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P. O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
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CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS -
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD
Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
\ Elaine is still here..
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
S RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
mLD E ImSERVICE
778-2441 or 794-1543
REPAIRS PARTS REASONABLE PRICES
501 Village Green Parkway Bradenton
"Serving Florida Since 1959"
ROOF REPAIRS INSURED LICENSED
BUILT UP ..
CARPENTRY GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROOFING 746-6643
Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles
SR E 1STEREO0
All Plumbing Repairs
Remodel New Const.
Testing & Repairs
5348B GULF DR.
State Cert #RF0049191
State Backflow Tech A09-89-1399
Saturday, March 6
9AM to 3PM
Mt. Vernon Clubhouse
4701 Independence Dr.
(south of Cortez Road)
Baked goods, clothing,
antiques & furniture.
KEROSENE HEATER $125/OBO, window A/C
6000 BTV $125/OBO. 778-2586 or 778-6771.
BALDWIN ACROSONIC PIANO recently tuned,
french provincial cherry wood. $800 778-5934.
L-SHAPED desk. Like new5' X2.5' top with 41.5"
X 20" L extension, 6 drawers. $75. 778-7235.
DAY BED with trundle $30, walnut room divider/
entertainment center $50, beautiful mauve &
blue love seat $300. 778-4495.
MOVING SALE: TV's (19' color w/remote & 2-5"
AC/DC B/W, stereo's, VCR's, bakers rack, baby
items, 4X8 tables and much more 795-1855.
SECTIONAL SOFA (3 piece) $200, maple double
bed $75, 3X6" desk $50, car top carrier $25,
washer $75, dryer$35, portable dishwasher $80,
mower $40 778-0049.
YARD SALE March 6, 210 68th St. Your once a
year chance at surplus antiques, collectibles,
household goods. Don't miss this one.
1974 VW THING runs great $800. 1978 Ford
van, V/8, runs great, some rust. $400 778-4990.
Hobie 18', wings, new trampoline, cat tracks,
excellent condition, trailer. $1500. 778-0437.
VOLUNTEER BEACH WALKERS for the Turtle
Watch program are needed to walk the beach in
north Bradenton Beach and south Holmes Beach.
778-1156 or 778-1126.
NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted immediately. Busy
POSIT ANTED9 ;
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experi-
ence. Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates.
Call Don 778-2356.
CHEERFUL COMPANION In home care. Light
cleaning, cooking, driving, refined dependable,
island resident. Full or part time. 778-9617.
MATURE WOMAN to work in boutique morn-
RELIABLE non-smoking housekeeper wanted
CLEANING HOMES, apartments, condos, sea-
sonal rentals, boats and commercial. Impec-
cable service. Call for free estimate. 778-4381
YES, Pine-Sol Patty & Co. is still here!! We do
everything cleaning, windows, moving help,
driving, etc. 10% discount to Tom Selleck. 778-
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remod-
eling specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
island references. 778-2993.
WHO WANTS to live with dirty carpet. Relax and
let Fat Cat clean your carpet and upholstered
furniture. Jon Kent, island resident, owner. 8 to 5
mobile # 745-4723.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC#RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
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ACR Services Inc.
LAWN Commercial Residential
E-_VICE tYard Clean Up Plantings
VFree Estimates 778-9665
Fr --m m-- t CLIP & SAVE = = =1
I ELAINE F. DEFFENBAUGH GARY F. DEFFENBAUGH
I Registered Bonded Insured
LUGGAGE REPAIR 778-5594
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of Florida, Inc. RX06S455
SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
SALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
e LICENSED- INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
i MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
Our increased circulation
means uou can reach 9,500
and vacation rentals on Anna
Maria Island through the
pages of the
(And it doesn't cost any more than before!)
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 # CACO44365
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FLORENCE SEWS Alterations. 778-7749.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private
parties or any occasion. 794-5947.
PRESSED FOR TIME Call Island Ironing. Beau-
tifully done by a professional with 20 years expe-
rience. Openings available at reasonable rates.
FINAL TOUCH CLEANING SERVICE Experi-
enced, thorough, dependable and honest. 778-
6975 leave message.
FINE ALTERATIONS By Sandy. For all your
clothing needs. 778-7808 after hrs 778-3079.
ATTEND ANY college or technical school free!
Private donor scholarships/grants. Send SASE
for application. WWSAS, 8400 Cortez, Braden-
ton, FL 34210.
GULF FRONT MOTEL: Rooms and efficiencies
available after March 10, from $65 nightly to $350
weekly. Operated by Beach Bistro...w/room ser-
ISLAND WEST APARTMENTS
GRACIOUS economy vacation apartments with
pool. One short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 &
2 bedrooms. Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-
RENT REDUCTION Longboat Key 3/2, caged
pool, dock/davits, deep water canal. $950 mo/
annual, Richard Kaiser 923-7578 or 383-8952
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/1 duplex on Anna
Maria, close to beach. &575/mo. Call Debbie,
Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
SEEKING ANNUALRENTALIslandfamily seeks
large 2BR or 3BR cottage with porch/deck in
quiet location. Reasonable rent please! 778-
5583 start April/May.
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 gulffronttumkey condo.
$475/wk includes telephone & cable TV. 778-
2832 after 6pm.
YES! We have a few seasonal rentals available.
Call Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999 day
CUTEST 1 bedroom apartment in Holmes Beach.
Furnished w/private patio, bright and sunny. All
utilities included, plus cable. Available month of
April $800. May thru Oct $450. 778-4715 eves.
AVAILABLE '94 Season. Anna Maria City, extra
clean, 2BR house, $1500/mo. 3/2 house, north
end. Water view, $1600/mo 778-7383.
NEW ISLAND home, 600' to gulf beaches, 2,100
sq ft living, 2000 sq ft garage, water view and
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS Call toll free
forfree brochure showing a large variety of mountain
properties. 1-800-892-1553. Smoky Mountain Land
& Homes, Box 652, Murphy, NC 28906.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2033 sq ft, 2nd floor, 3/2,
vaulted ceilings, all upgrades. $145,000. Owner
FOR SALE by owner. Anna Maria Island 2/2,
completely renovated, large kitchen, living room,
dining room, landscaping, 1 1/2 car garage,
private street, 100' to beach. $175,000. 778-
ONLY $43,900 Sweet Island Get-Away. 1BR,
turnkey furnished condo. Pool, walk to beach.
Low maintenance. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate
778-1999 day or eve.
DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL! $165,000,
Bradenton Beach. Great view!! 778-7980
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000.
One the job coverage, small groups, prescrip-
tions included. Preferred providerhospitals. 778-
2324 or pager 1-800-375-1202.
PRAYER OF appreciation to the holy spirit. Holy
Spirit you who solve all problems, who light all
roads so that I can attain my goal. You who give
me the divine gift, forget all evil things against me
& who in all instances of my life are with me. I want
in this short prayer to thank you for all things & to
confirm once again that I never want to be sepa-
rated from you even in spite of all material illusion.
CASH N CARRY SALE!
Island Appliance 778-6126
10006 Gulf Dr Anna Maria
(Delivery may be arranged)
Service advertisers in the
Islander Bystander are eager for your
business. Give them a call!
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH BUGSI
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 LcNo.4467
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
iSandiy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
r Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\ 7781345/ GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
| 345 J'- AND SATISFACTION
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
5347 Gulf Drive North Holmes Beach
We changed our name but not our service ...
% AIR & ENERGY
(n i -O ELECTRICAL INC.
24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Service Changes
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
WILL BURNS OWNER (813) 778-7774 Lic. #ER0010206
Commercial & Residential
S .-Je 24-Hr Service
S No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
HOW TO ADVERTISE
The Islander Bystander classified are local! No 900 or 976 toll-num-
bers. Out-of-state solicitors and escort services are not accepted. Just local
people advertising local jobs, items for sale, apartments for rent and homes
MONDAY NOON at our office 5400A Marina Drive, in the iSland
Shopping Center. We're on the corner between D. Coy Ducks and the
laundromat. CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. (Who can
afford to invoice for $2.00?)
RATES: 3 LINES ARE $2.00
ADDITIONAL LINES: $1
HEADLINES 100 PER WORD
IISLANDERI 1 iI
For more information, call 778-7978
, [3 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 4, 1993 E PAGE 28
Official Posters Available: "Siesta Time" by Linda Molto
"One of Florida's f3st Shows"
MARCH 15 & 14 9AM TO 5PM
Fine Art & Crafts
Food & Live Entertainmentit
At the Holmes Beach City Hall Park
Free Admission Free Parking
1993, Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League
For more information: 778-6648
Dry Foam, Dries-FastW
We never use steam!
We have happy customers ...
"I tried to clean the carpet in my store,
then I had Fat Cat do it right.
It sure looks better!"
Craig Greco, Island Rental
Clean Carpet Lasts Longer & Looks Better
For fast, thorough, friendly service -
call me Jon Kent, Island resident and
owner of Fat Cat. Call my mobile phone
number, 745-4723, 8 AM to 5 PM.
MEMBER: ANNA MARIA & LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
2 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH in nice
quiet neighborhood. Deeded boat slip. This cute
and cozy home has renovated interior and up-
dated kitchen. Bright and cheery. $124,900.
Call Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
GREAT ISLAND LIVING UNDER
$70,000. Elevated half duplex in great shape.
Very nicely turnkey furnished 2 BR home.
Shows like a model. $69,500.
Bobye Chasey OFC: 778-2261
NORTH POINT HARBOUR HOME-
OWNER'S WARRANTY on this large 2BR/
2.5BA home on deep water canal. Complete
with all the extras exercise solar pool, 2 fire-
places, oak trim and lots of upgrades. $299,999.
Evelyn Mitchell OFC: 778-2261
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
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Beautifully and
recently redecorated 3BR/2.5BA home on large
lot. Deep water canal and caged pool. JUST
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261
(813) 778-2261 U
SUN PLAZA WEST Gulf front luxury condo.
2BR/2BA fully and tastefully furnished. Never used
as rental. New beach renourishment in place. Lighted
tennis court, heated pool and sauna. $149,000.
Rose Schnoerr OFC: 778-2261
ISLAND DUPLEX One of the nicest duplexes
on the Island. One car garage each side. 2BR/
1.5BA each side. Close to the beach. JUST
Bill Bowman OFC: 778-2261
COMMERCIAL LOT ON ANNA MARIA IS-
LAND Excellent exposure on main road.
County's fastest appreciation and growth. Seller
may divide. Call for details. $225,000.
John Green OFC: 778-2261
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. Great decks off rear
of home give great views of Tampa Bay. Docks
and davits. $214,900.
Dick Maher and Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
PRICED TO SELL! 2BR/2BA home on large
corner lot. Tile roof, treed back yard, dockage,
double drive with 1 car garage. JUST $142,000.
Marilyn Trevethan OFC: 778-2261
GREAT DUPLEX/GREAT INVESTMENT
2BR/2BA on each side of this totally upgraded
duplex. Close to wide beach. Great rental history.
Richard Freeman OFC: 778-2261
BRIDGEPORT NEW BEACH 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
Dick Maher of Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
ISLAND OFFICE SPACE Office with 2
private offices. Lots of light and nice carpet.
Elevator and stairs with covered parking. $89,000.
Harold Small OFC: 778-2261
SHELL POINT Updated 2BR/2BA unit
with lots of extras. Walk right out to lawns and
beautiful Bay. Complex has Club room, putting
green, pool and tennis. $130,000.
Marilyn Trevethan QFC: 778-2261
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home in mint
condition. Split bedroom plan, beautiful lawn
with auto sprinklers. Lots of upgrades within
last 3 years. Boat dock on sailboat water canal.
HOMEOWNER'S WARRANTY. $239,500.
Hal Gillihan OFC: 778-2261
r (813) 778-2244