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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE MARCH 18, 1993




ISLANDER


Foreclosure STORM LASHES ISLAND

filed against

Pete Reynard's

Restaurant
By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Antonios A. and Eleanor Reynard Tatakis have
filed a civil action to foreclose against Rock-David
Pete Reynard's Restaurant, Inc., the corporation
which operates Pete Reynard's Restaurant in Holmes
Beach. David Rittoff, a resident of Key Royale, is
president of the corporation.
The action claims that the plaintiff s interests are
being jeopardized by the management of the property.
The complaint also states that Pete Reynard's Restau- ,' -

Rittoff, has failed to properly maintain the restaurant
and related facilities, resulting in the impairment of
the plaintiff's security.
The Tatakis' claim that David Ritoff, a resident of
Holmes Beach, has received and continues to receive
substantial income from the operation of the restau-
rant but has failed to apply the income to the mortgage
and security agreement.
The restaurant corporation has defaulted under the
note and mortgage and the security agreement by failing
to make the payments stipulated in the note. On October
31, 1988, Rittoff signed a promissory note for "
$1,700.000. There is still a balance owing in the amount -v 4
of $1,626,278.13. Under the terms of the promissory
note, the entire unpaid principal becomes due if payment
is not made within 15 days after it is due.
The Tatakis' have joined the Department of Revenue
in the law suit in order to eliminate any lien or claim
which the Department of Revenue may have on the prop-
erty. Among the assets listed are an alcoholic beverage
license, the restaurant, and restaurant facilities.
In order to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of
the business operations, the Tatakis' have asked that a
suitable receiver be appointed by the court to take care
of, manage, preserve, and protect the property and to ,
collect rents, income, revenues, and profits.
The popular restaurant in Holmes Beach was .
started by the late Pete Reynard in the mid-1950s. His
wife Eleanor operated the restaurant for a number of
years after his death, and resides on the Island.
At press time, no hearing date had been set.o
: rA freak late-winter storm struck Anna Maria Island
early Satruday morning. High winds drove massive
waves into the newly renourished beach along the
Gulf shore, causing as much as 50feet of beach
erosion in some places. The wind, which gusted as
high as 90 miles an hour at times, tossed catama-
rans into trees in Bradenton Beach, above, and tore
the roof off one Gulffront home in that city. For
more pictures, see inside Islander pages ...







-4.SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters.................................Page 4






]I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 18, 1993 E PAGE 2


New council members


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Newly elected Holmes Beach City Council mem-
bers Richard Bohnenberger, Mary Ellen Reichard, and
Billie Martini have yet to be sworn in, but each of the
winning candidates has been busy listening to local
voters and thinking of ways to improve the city. While
all three will continue to oppose a 65-foot high fixed-
span bridge to the island, they are also ready to begin
working on other matters of concern to the city.
Richard Bohnenberger plans to get grants in the
process to pay for improvements to city hall and the
police station. A new federal law mandates that all
public buildings must be accessible to the handi-
capped and have no hindrances. Bohnenberger hopes
to start working on grant applications immediately so
that the city can keeping costs for the renovations to
a minimum while complying with the new law.
Additionally, the new councilman believes that the
existing police station should be enlarged. "The work-
ers are very cramped and we have no facilities for


Injunction sought

to stop Bradenton

Beach parking lot
Members of the Summer Sands Condominium
Association have appealed to the Circuit Court for a
temporary and permanent injunction to restrain Tho-
mas Chipain from building a parking lot next to their
property in Bradenton Beach.
Chipain, who owns and operates the Gulf Drive
Cafe, is clearing and excavating five lots for the pur-
pose of providing parking for his business. As the lots
are in a medium-high density residential/seasonal dis-
trict, the Summer Sands owners contend that use of the.
land for a parking lot is illegal and contrary to and in
violation of the general purpose and intent of the
Bradenton Beach Land Development Code.
The property owners also maintain that the use of resi-
dentially zoned property for non-residential parking or
access would diminish the value of their property.
In January, Chipain attempted to change the zoning
of his lots from medium-high density residential/seasonal
tourist to residential/office/retail with respect to the future
land use map of the Bradenton Beach Comprehensive
Plan. His request was denied by the city.
The Bradenton Beach code allows for special ex-
ceptions for the construction or use of land, but no such
exception has been granted by the city council.


holding a prisoner while paper work is b
said.
Bohnenberger would like to see co
the island's police forces. He believes t
tion would be more cost effective and efi
police protection would be improved fo
ies if they combined services.
He is committed to keeping tax i
minimum.
Mary Ellen Reichard plans to mak
tion a first priority. She wants to ensure
are open between council and the comic
residents always have input when decisi
Secondly, Reichard thinks that the
tem on the island is of major concern.
flooding that occurred during last week
example of why we need to address the
Reichard also plans to carefully m
changes. "I will never allow a variance
ordinance," she said. She believes that
rises to be built here would ruin the isl


doing homework
eing done," he to work to protect the residential atmosphere and keep
the quality of the island intact.
nsolidation of Billie Martini is also determined to communicate
hat consolida- with the people. She is investigating the efficiency and
ficient and that effectiveness of a telephone relay system. When im-
Dr all three cit- portant decisions are pending, Martini would phone
ten people who would in turn phone ten people,.etc.
increases to a She believes that by using such a system, the citizens
would always be fairly represented.
e communica- Martini would like to see neighborhood watches
that channels active in the city and she believes that we need a
munity so that greater cooperative effort from civic organizations to
ions are made. beautify the community.
drainage sys- The council member vows to be "totally involved"
She cited the in being an elected official and said that she will work
C's storm as an at the job on a full-time basis. "I have nothing else to
problem. do, and I will put all my efforts into being a represen-
ionitor zoning tative of the people," she said.
in the height The new council persons will be sworn in on
allowing high March 22 at 10:00 a.m. at a ceremony at city hall. They
and and vows will preside at their first meeting on April 6.


Photo: Paul Roat
Stop that parking lot
Residents at Summer Sands, a condominium in Bradenton Beach, have filed for an injunction against Gulf
Drive Cafe owner Tom Chipain to halt construction of this parking lot. The suit maintains that the parking
lot is in violation of city land use codes.


Turtle Watch requests wheels


By Joy Courtney
Editor
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch wants to use all
terrain vehicles (ATV) to transfer turtle eggs from endan-
gered nests found along Anna Maria's Gulf beaches to the
organization's hatchery located in Anna Maria City.
Turtle Watch Director Chuck
Shumard made this request to the
Anna Maria City Commission after
the idea was suggested to him by a
representative of Manatee County
during the beach renourishment
project. The county contracted the
Turtle Watch to meet Department of
Natural Resources (DNR) require-
ments for turtle protection. Accord-
ing to Shumard, the DNR would not
let anything happen to the beach un- ."
til the Turtle Watch had checked to
make sure there were no nests or '
crawls prior to and during the
renourishment project. The contract
will continue for two years. The
Turtle Watch will be responsible for
monitoring turtle activity and reporting its finding to
the county as dictated by the DNR.
"The Turtle Watch is a volunteer organization, but
the privately paid vehicle expenses incurred by the
authorized individuals who are responsible for trans-
ferring the eggs are getting very high and can only go
higher with the greater expanse of beach we now have.
We have considered paying mileage with the money


we received from the contract, but that would put us
in a questionable position," explained Shumard.
Shumard said the funds from the contract would
pay for two ATVs. Once purchased, he planned to find
a central location to store them one to work north, the
other to work south in an effort to limit the vehicles
appearance on the beach. The Watch
would have on record only four des-
ignated drivers, limit the vehicles use
to transferring eggs, and, because ve-
> ".,./ hicles are not legally allowed on the
beach, possess clear signage explain-
// '" ing their purpose.
0- "ATVs would greatly help us
do our job. We have walkie talkies
so we can coordinate our daily
travel efficiently. We would also
i have no problem explaining where
.-. .the funds went. Everything would
be open and above board," said
Shumard.
To access and use the ATVs
on the beach, the Turtle Watch
needs permission from all three is-
land cities, Manatee County and the state. Starting with
Anna Maria City, the ATV request got a cool recep-
tion from Commissioner George McKay.
"We first gave the police permission (to use
ATVs) and now the Turtle Watch. Who will be next?"
he asked. "There has to be another alternative."
The Commission put the issue on the agenda for
its regular meeting on March 23.


Holmes Beach

native jailed for

burglary, grand theft
Holmes Beach native, James D. Greig,
was arrested for burglary and grand theft early
March 9 and lodged in the Manatee County
Jail. Greig is accused of taking in excess of
$1,000 from the residence of his mother, Linda
Greig, owner of Linda's Sunny Side Up Cafe
on February 27.
Greig allegedly entered the residence
through a window and took the money from
Ms. Greig's purse as she slept. Finger prints
obtained by the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment at the scene of the crime were used as
evidence. Additionally, both a friend and a
family member signed sworn affidavits stating
that Greig had confessed to the crime.
A $3,508 bond has been set for Greig. His
arraignment is set for April 9 at 9:00 a.m.
On March 1, two days after she was
robbed, Greig's mother telephoned the Holmes
Beach Police Department. She reported a
phone call from Janet Fouts who was con-
cerned that her daughter Christine was seen on
the beach with James Greig.
Janet Fouts was concerned for the welfare
of her daughter. When an officer went to the
beach area in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive to
check on Christine Fouts, Greig was spotted
but fled the scene. Anderson pursued, but was
unable to catch up with Greig.






UJ] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MARCH 18, 1993 1 PAGE 3

Anna Maria's McKay voted off ITPO


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Anna Maria City Mayor Ray Simches will represent
the city on the Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion (ITPO). The decision was made by a four-to-one
commission vote in a short but strained special meeting
officially ending the involvement of Anna Maria Com-
missioner George McKay on the board. McKay served on
the ITPO from its inception in 1989 to February 1993.
Concurrently, he was the ITPO representative on the
Metropolitan Planning Organization.
After succeeding, or to some deposing, Anna
Maria Commissioner George McKay from serving on
the ITPO, Simches was challenged over his authority
under the city charter to appoint himself to the, ITPO
board. The question was sent to City Attorney Robert
Hendrickson. His response, coupled with the need for
an expeditious decision in order for Anna Maria to be
represented at the Tuesday, March 16, ITPO meeting,
kicked off a special commission meeting held at 11
a.m. Friday, March 12..
The city attorney, in a fax dated March 10, stated
the city charter was ambiguous as to whether the, ap-
pointment to the ITPO should be made by the mayor,
the commission, or the mayor subject to the concur-
rence of the commission. However, he further stated
it could be argued the charter established an overall
intent that all mayoral appointments are subject to
commission concurrence. Therefore, though the char-
ter did not specifically mandate this procedure, he rec-
ommended the most conservative approach would be
to have the mayor appoint the city representative to the
ITPO with a commission vote.
Adhering to legal counsel, Simches outlined a motion
- the mayor of Anna Maria City would represent the city
on the ITPO board which at present is composed of island
Mayors Katie Pierola of Bradenton Beach and Pat Geyer
of Holmes Beach for a period of one year. Before he fin-
ished speaking, McKay, arriving late, joined the meeting
to be greeted with a gasp of relief from a small group of
"pro-McKay proponents. Simches asked them to hold
their applause, then he finished his outline.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe was the first to speak. He


stated the question was sent to the city attorney
for clarification based on case law. Because the
attorney could not find a definitive answer 'If
based on litigation, he forwarded a legal opin- un
ion an answer which still left a lot of ambigu- IT
ity. Wolfe's opinion, based on the charter, was
that no matter who occupied the position of ab
mayor, when the mayor makes a decision Co
within the charter, it is binding. He did not feel
it necessary for the commission to approve or
disapprove an appointment made by an Anna Maria City
mayor not directly involving the government or infrastruc-
ture of the city.
The intent of the charter was to create a team effort
in McKay's opinion. When the document states the
"mayor will participate" it meant the entire commission
would participate. McKay stated he had no problem with
any methodology the commission would decide over this
mayoral appointment issue as long as it was well thought
out, discussed, and consistent. In his opinion, this was not
the case in this instance. McKay finished by saying to
change the city's ITPO representative at such a late date
was not constructive or beneficial.
Simches preferred to take the conservative recom-
mendation of the city attorney and pressed for a vote. The
motion made as previously outlined opened discussion
from the audience. Simches reminded the audience dis-
cussion was only to involve the motion at hand.
"What is the motion?" asked Melody Kramer. "Is the
motion just the tail end to taking a vote or does it have
something to do with how you.got to this point?"
Without waiting for an answer Kramer jumped in.
She said she found it offensive that the public wasn't given
enough notice to attend this special meeting and it was
being held at a time when many people were at work.
"Another thing I find offensive is that you said that
there were two mayors on the ITPO when in fact there
were not two mayors. I would like to know how Pat Geyer
and you (Simches) openly, since I have been to almost
every ITPO meeting, came to the decision that only may-
ors should be on the ITPO. I don't remember it being dis-
cussed. I don't remember hearing, again, in public, that it
was decided that only the mayors should be on the ITPO.


it (ITPO) was a political entity, I could
derstand the mayor's reasoning, but the
PO is not a political entity. The city should
ways appoint the most qualified.'
mmissioner George McKay

I understand Mayor Pierola was nominated and elected by
her council to represent Bradenton Beach, but I am very
confused because at every meeting I went to there was
Don Howard (Holmes Beach councilman), Katie Pierola
(mayor of Bradenton Beach) and George so enlighten
me," challenged Kramer.
Simches answered that a special meeting can be
called within 24 hours according to the city charter. And,
because the ITPO meeting was just days away, he wanted
to "clear the air" over Anna Maria City's representation.
"Just for the record I want you to know," said Sim-
ches. "that some time in December, George asked for
a continued appointment to the ITPO. At that time, the
commission moved he would stay with the ITPO un-
til February. So the changes that were made were made
after February. I hope this clarifies some issues. Re-
garding Pat Geyer's representation, that can be asked
at the next ITPO meeting."
McKay was the only commissioner to vote nay.
"Mr. Mayor, I am going to vote no," responded
McKay, "based on what you said to me when you ex-
plained the reason why you felt you should be on the
ITPO. I don't think it is a professional answer for that
particular board of representation."
After the vote, McKay still had a problem with
Simches' reason for wanting to represent Anna Maria
City if the ITPO is composed of two sister city may-
ors then the third should complete the board and
again said it was an unprofessional approach.
"If it (ITPO) was a political entity, I could under-
stand the mayor's reasoning, but the ITPO is not a
political entity. The city should always appoint the
most qualified," said McKay.


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Stories about the

'mother of all

storms'
We're no different at the Islander Bystander.
Darla Becker, who does a great deal of ad production,
went without power for more than 30 hours at home, in
the 3700 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
Jack Egan, Islander cartoonist, had water running
under his house in the 700 block of North Shore Drive
in Anna Maria.
Jeannie Friedman, Islander reporter, had family vis-
iting at her condominium at 5400 Gulf Drive, and they
spent the day thankful for the new beach as they watched
waves crash very near their windows on the Gulf. "The
waves would have been breaking in the living room if not
for the beach renourishment," Friedman said.
I was escorted around the island by friends with a
"tall, very large pick-up truck" to take photographs of the
storm damage. The crew occasionally took breaks from
photo duties to tow disabled vehicles out of deep puddles
and accumulated friends who joined the excursion.
Many people we met along the way were clearly
enjoying the thrill of the storm, the exhilaration of
Mother Nature's wrath.
We went to the Rod & Reel Pier, wondering on the
way if it would be still be standing. It was a primary
concern to this crowd of "islanders" since it represents
our heritage in so many ways more so now than the
Anna Maria City Pier, since it has become a more
commercial enterprise. The walkway, halfway out,
was broken but not beyond repair and we're told it will
reopen before the weekend.
We checked out the Manatee Public Beach for the
waves and continued south. An area which did not
benefit from the renourishment project but fared okay,
was the thinnest point on the island, 14th Street South
in Bradenton Beach.
The surprising site at the south end of the island
was the visibility of all the jetties and rocks on Co-
quina Beach, covered by sand for many years at least
since a renourishment project some 10 years ago.
The whole experience brings out the best in island-
ers. We pitch in and help each other and share the
thrills and misery of the storm.
And if there is a positive side, as one contractor put
it, at least there will be work on the island for weeks
to come.




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Beware of acts of God
After experiencing a windstorm loss at our prop-
erty in the City of Anna Maria caused by an Austra-
lian pine located on city property, we were notified by
the city and its insurer that it is not liable since it is
considered an"Act of God."
We feel that all property owners whose property
is adjacent to city property should be aware of the lack
of liability by the city of Anna Maria. Since all wind-
storm and hurricanes, etc., are "Arts of God," it is left
for us to wonder under what circumstances would any
liability be incurred by the city and its insurer.
Additionally, property owners should be aware
that their own wind insurance may not cover a loss
unless the loss is to the primary structure and its con-
tents.
In essence, this loss will cost us almost $500, and
we would like the property owners in this city to be
aware that no damages will be paid to them under simi-
lar circumstances. We urge all property owners to
carefully scrutinize any trees located on city property
which abuts their properties.
Your concerned fellow property owner,
Ren and Ramona Glanz
Anna Maria City

Thanks from

Commissioner McKay
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank your
staff and you for your openness to report on all the
facts in the Anna Maria City election.
It is newspapers like yours that have the love and
the strength that make Anna Maria Island what it is.
It is an honor to serve Anna Maria City because of
people like you, and your staff having the concerns,
and dreams for Anna Maria Island that make it all
worthwhile.
I look forward to the future with your newspaper
in striving to preserve the charm of Anna Maria Island
today, and for the future.
George McKay
Anna Maria City


A good first step
We have a suggestion for the new members of the
Holmes Beach City Council. Something they should con-
sider as one of their first tasks after being sworn into of-
fice March 22:
Rescind the previous Council's resolution favoring a
65-foot high fixed-span bridge to Anna Maria Island.
Although the action would probably be moot, parlia-
mentary rules do have provisions to accommodate rescis-
sions of rules from previous bodies. They would be bet-
ter served, and certainly make better headway with the
Governor's office, by advocating a binding referendum
for their city, thereby forcing the other two island cities
and maybe even the County into similar action.
Results of last week's election suggest a clear man-
date by the voters that a high bridge to Holmes Beach is
neither wanted nor needed. It was also clearly suggested
- perhaps mandated is a better word that anyone favor-
ing such a bridge should hold elected office in the city.
The rescission of the resolution would be a good first
step for the first-time council members to take in maintain-
ing their promises to preserve the character of the Island.
on a road toward changing the look of the Island through
changing the size of the Manatee Avenue Bridge.
Please, do something.

Correction
Anna Maria City Commissioner Max Znika is the city
liaison to the Anna Maria Island Community Center and the
Island Players. A story on March 4 stated otherwise.



Anna Maria City
Tues., 3/23: 7:30 p.m. Commission Meeting
Wed., 3/24: 7:30 p.m. Board of Zoning
Appeals
Bradenton Beach
Thurs., 3/18: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Holmes Beach
Mon., 3/22: 10 a.m. New Council Members
Sworn In


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THOSE WEE THE YS
An annotated collection of bits and pieces from
Anna Maria's past by June Alder


This was the Bradenton Beach city ce n the 19--50s.

This wvas the Bradenton Beach city office in the 1950s.


20 YEARS AGO
Some people owning land along the
shore west of Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach between Cortez Road and Trader
Jack's restaurant don't want to grant an
easement to the county to protect the
roadway with rocks. Councilman Dick
Connick, roads committee chairman,
said that what these people don't realize
is that by not granting the easement they
will lose their property.
The Islander

When it comes to giving up beach
"rights" for (supposedly) the common
good, people don't change much. In the
late 1970s Bradenton Beach Mayor
Connick and Mayor Ernie Cagnina of
Anna Maria (where erosion was par-
ticularly severe, unlike today) lost out
on a federal renourishment project,
mostly because too many Gulffront
property owners didn't want it. Many
people remember Trader Jack's fondly.
It burned down several years ago, leav-
ing a concrete eyesore along the Gulf.


40 YEARS-AGO
With a new Cortez bridge being
constructed between the Manatee main-
land and Anna Maria Island, Bradenton
Beach would appear to stand on the
edge of a new era of popularity as a re-
sort center.
The Cortez bridge, plus proposed
bridges between the mainland and Anna
Maria to the north and between Anna
Maria and Longboat Key to the south,
will send new flurries of tourist traffic
pouring into Bradenton Beach from
three directions.
Yet there is a bug in the ointment.
This is the squabbling within the
Bradenton Beach City Council which
has existed since three members op-
posed and-two members favored unifi-
cation of Anna Maria Island into one
municipality last June.


Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, the
other island towns, voted for unifica-
tion. Bradenton Beach voted it down
and thus sank the whole project.
Unification would have been a
good thing for the island just as it is
proving a good thing for the four cities
on Treasure Island at our own Gulf
Beaches. But since a majority of
Bradenton Beach voters said "no," their
opinions must be respected. __
St. Petersburg Times
Aug. 17, 1955

Until after World War II there was
only minuscule Anna Maria up on the
north end, incorporated in 1923. It had
dozed through the Great Depression
while the rest of the island remained a
virtual wilderness, a place for main-
landers to come to drink and dance at
the few roadhouses.
With the war's end and the coming
of good times a colony of cinder-block
houses built by Yankee Jack Holmes
began to take shape around Cobb's
Corners at mid-Island. There was an-
other colony of cottages down south op-
posite Cortez.
Soon both groups decided they
wanted to be municipalities. The mid-
Island folks created their own city in a
49 to 12 vote on March 13, 1950, nam-
ing it after Holmes (some favored the
name Coquina Beach). The southerners
created Bradenton Beach on December
21, 1951, by a vote of 84 to 56.


80 YEARS AGO
One of the attractions for the sum-
mer at Anna Maria Beach will be the
opening of a skating rink. The conces-
sion has been let, and the time will be
short until the lovers of the skate will
have the opportunity to indulge in this
graceful exercise.
The Tampa Morning Tribune

Another promise not kept.


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during the flooding Saturday.


Bradenton Beach took some
of the hardest pounding
during the storm. The Sandy
Toes beach resort looks
wintery with seafoam lining
the beach access to its north.
Photo: Joy Courtney


The newly renourished beach along Holmes Beach took a pounding during the
storm and, although beach erosion was severe, property damage was minimal.
Officials decreed that the new beach served its purpose: to protect property.
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The 12 hours of high, steady winds sometimes gusting to as much as 90 miles
per hour- took its toll on vegetation, too. This ficus tree in Anna Maria City had
an 18-inch limb ripped from the trunk.


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My heartfelt appreciation
to everyone who supported me in the
March election. To all the voters, I
pledge you my time and efforts to a
brighter future for Holmes Beach.
V r Billie Martini
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid by Campaign Account of Billie Martini

o^ To 429 voters ... Thank you!
To the winners ... my best wishes.
To all citizens of Holmes Beach,
stay involved ... I will!
Call me anytime at 778-8212.
Larry Campbell
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid by Campaign Account of Larry Campbell


In spite of the 100 feet of new beach, Gulf wave washovers were scattered along
the island, including Smugglers Cove in the 1500 Block of Gulf Drive, above,
and at El Bandido, below, 2200 Block of Gulf Drive, both in Bradenton Beach.


Fire and emergency folks hopping

night and day during storm


Chief Andy Price had a long Friday
night, and a very busy Saturday with
over storm related calls to his fire dis-
trict.
Within moments of the storm strik-
ing the island, at approximately 11:30
p.m. on Friday, the fire district received
six calls about power lines down. The
calls continued throughout the night,
ranging mostly of downed trees, "a lot
of trees," according to Chief Price and
more downed power lines.
In the beginning hour of the storm, an
emergency crew was sent to Bradenton
Beach to rescue police officer Randy Th-
ompson who was trapped by a downed
tree and power lines across the front of his
car. Before workers could rescue Thomp-
son, they had to cut away a tree in the road
100 yards ahead of him.


One unit was in the Sunny Shores
area just off Cortez Road for over five
hours, awaiting Florida Power and
Light crews to handle live wires on the
ground.
A little further up Cortez Road, a
car knocked down a power pole in front
of Holiday Cove, a travel trailer park.
Price judges wind gusts increased On
Saturday afternoon, from the calls re-
ceived. At Westbay Point and Moorings
in Holmes Beach, at approximately 2:30
in the afternoon, two-thirds of a roof on an
eight-plex blew off, scattering four of the
air conditioning units. According to Price,
"the winds had to be significant to pick
up a car and deposit a 4x8 sheet of ply-
wood from the Westbay roof under a car's
rear tire, in a carport at least 100 feet from
the building."


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VFW to hold
rummage sale
The Anna Maria Island VFW Post 8199 and its
Ladies Auxiliary will hold a rummage sale on Satur-
day, March 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bradenton
Beach Fire Hall, 102 Highland Ave., Bradenton
Beach.
All kinds of usable rummage is needed so now is
the chance to do your spring cleaning early. For dona-
tion pick-up, call Wayne or Judy Arnold at 778-6751
or Bob DeVane at 778-4400.

Heritage Day

celebrated at library
In conjunction with the 14th annual Manatee Heri-
tage Days, March 20 28, Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society, Inc., (AMIHS) invites the public to attend
Island Heritage Day at the Island Branch Library on
Wednesday, March 24. The theme of this year's event
sponsored by the Manatee Heritage Association will
be "A Salute to Our National Beauty."
Several programs will be offered in the Walker-Swift
Meeting Room of the branch on March 24, and AMIHS
members will be in costume and act as docents during the
day. At 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. the following videos will be
shown: interviews with Island old-timers; an historical
presentation prepared by the late Clarence Hall and nar-
rated by Fred'Rolle that takes viewers from Indian days
to the first settlement by George Emerson Bean in 1893
up to construction of the first condo, and the video "This
is Your Life Anna Maria Island," a living history pageant
produced by the AMIHS.
Also featured will be photos and biographical in-
formation of women who lived on Anna Maria Island
in the early 1900s. Other photos and artifacts from the
Society Museum will be exhibited in the meeting room
and display case of the branch throughout March.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. For further information call
the AMIHS Museum at 778-0492 or the Island Branch
at 778-6341.

Crime to be topic
at Hi-12 meeting
Pat Morris, representing the Crime Prevention
Division of the Manatee County Sheriff s Department,
will speak to the Hi-12 about "Personal Safety" at the
Ladies Day Meeting on Thursday, March 18.
Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a lun-
cheon at noon at Pete Reynard's restaurant in Holmes
Beach. All Master Masons and their ladies are invited.
Call John Lasson at 778-0115 to make reservations.

Make reservations for
Hawaiian Night
Hawaiian Night, sponsored by St. Bernard Guild,
will be celebrated on Saturday, April 3, in the
Welsmiller Activity Center of St. Bernard Church in
Holmes Beach. Reservations are a must!
Social hour will commence at 6 p.m. followed by
a typical Hawaiian dinner. Don muumuus and leis and
plan for an evening of fun. Music will be provided by
the Frankie Reynolds Band. Set-ups will be provided
at the B.Y.O.B. event.
Donation is $10 per person. Call Mabel Peltier at
778-5432, Helen Entile at 778-7370 or Gable
Drutowski at 778-4769 to make a reservation.

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MCC Senior Forum
hosts unusual and
interesting guests
Corky the cougar, from the Manatee County
Sheriff's Dept., will be one of the visitors at the Mana-
tee Community College Senior Forum podium in
March. Other guests include a Civil War buff, a mem-
ber of a state health-care steering committee and a re-
tired U. S. Ambassador.
Designed especially for senior citizens, programs
are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
beginning at 2 p.m. in Room 6044 in the Nursing
Building on the MCC Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th
St. West. The fee is $2 for individual programs.
First on the March agenda is Rev. Bennett Barnes,
rector of Longboat Key's All Angels by the Sea Epis-
copal Church. Barnes will discuss "Living Faiths," an
examination of major Western religious traditions in-
cluding Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Barnes will
appear Tuesday, March 2.
Deputy Mike Kenyon will bring Corky the cougar
on Thursday, March 4. A program on "Personal
Safety" will also be presented by Manatee Sheriff's
Dept. Deputy Pat Morris.
Other presentations scheduled for March include:
Karen Halloran and Joanne Kratzmiller, Travel
Management Services, travelogue of Ireland and En-
gland and information on senior citizen travel bar-
gains, March 16.
Arnold Abineri, State Steering Committee of
Florida Health Care Campaign, "Florida health Care
Are We Being Served?" March 18.
John Harman, Civil War buff, "The Ghosts of
the Blue and the Gray," March 23.
Susan Stonestreet and John Daniels, certified
financial planners, "Retirement Planning Strategies for
the 1990s," March 25.
Honorable Alfred Puhan, retired U.S. Ambassa-
dor, "Germany United: Bane or Blessing?" March 30.
For more information, call 755-1511, ext 4203.


Chamber sets
March social
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
March Social will be held at the Vienna Castle restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach on Wednesday, March 31,
from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.
The Prudential Realty and T. Dolly Young are co-
hosting the member mixer.


Chamber seeks

treasures for sale
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
needs donated, usable goods for its Trash & Treasure
Sale to be held on Sunday, March 28.
Call Bette Kissick at 778-1180 or George Sinclair
at 778-5588 for further details or to arrange pick-up.


Anna Maria

Garden Club to meet
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its
monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 17, at 1:30
p.m. at Roser Memorial Church in Anna Maria City.
The guest speaker will be from Selby Gardens.
Refreshments will be served and the public is wel-
comed.


Nominations sought for
small business person
of the year
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and The
Bradenton Herald will hold the 14th Annual Small
Business Person of the Year Awards on Thursday,
May 13, at the Manatee Convention & Civic Center
beginning at noon. The cost for the awards luncheon
is $10.
Small businesses will be recognized in the follow-
ing three categories:
1. The area's top entrepreneur who has been run-
ning a business for three years or less.
2. The top entrepreneur with an established record
as a successful business person with five or fewer
employees.

Mark calendar for
chamber meeting
The monthly meeting of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce will be held in the chamber
office on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m.
All chamber members are invited, as well as all busi-
ness owners both on and off the Island interested in join-
ing the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.

Off Island events
The Manatee Community College (MCC) Mu-
sic Department will present two performances of
"Requiem" by John Rutter. Performances will be
held Sunday, March 21, in MCC's Neel Auditorium,
5840 26th St. West in Bradenton and Sunday, March
28, in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 3200
Manatee Ave. West in Bradenton. Both concerts
begin at 3 p.m. General admission tickets for the
Neel Auditorium concert are $3. Free will offerings
will be accepted at the Trinity United Methodist
Church. For more information, call the MCC Neel
Auditorium Box Office at 755-1511, ext. 4240.
The 13th Annual Senior Citizens Day will take
place Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
Manatee Community College Bradenton Campus, 5840
26th St. West. Free health screenings are included in the
day- long exhibits and events which include the Senior
Olympics. Call 755-1511, ext. 4203 for information or
to participate in the Senior Olympics.
Tuesday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mana-
tee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd.,
well-known Education Consultant Mary Blackburn
will present a slide presentation on the state of
Manatee County's Natural Resources and their need
for renewal and protection. For more information
call, 748-5555.
On Saturday, March 27, Learning Advantages is
sponsoring a presentation at the Women's Resource
Center of Sarasota. Speaker Jeff Timm, M.A., will
offer an informative presentation focusing on the
topic of relationships. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
and the cost is $20 per person. The Center is located
at 340 South Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. To register call
Betty at 746-1925.
Opera fans and music lovers are invited by the
Swedish Club of Sarasota to a program on "Jussi
Bjorling, His Life and Art" to be given on Friday,
March 19, at the David Cohen Hall in Sarasota at
7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per person and includes
an informal reception following the program. For
more information, contact the Swedish Club of Sa-
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Bridge situation status quo between FDOT, DER


The clock is ticking for the Florida Department of
Transportation when it comes to the proposed new
Manatee Avenue bridge.
The FDOT has until no later than the end of May
to respond to the problems environmental regulators
have cited on the 65-foot high, fixed-span bridge to
Holmes Beach from Perico Island.
If transportation officials do not meet that "drop
dead" date, the permits for the bridge will not be issued
and the project will die.,
"If there has been no action, the denial will stand,"
Florida Department of Environmental Regulation's
Ken Huntington told the Islander Bystander.
DER officials have been feuding with the trans-
portation officials for three years concerning the
Manatee Avenue bridge, warning that the project
would not be granted permits unless a number of
changes were made to the plans.
The problems stem from FDOT's insistence to
align the new bridge to the south of the existing span.


There are also problems with the way the bridge will
be built, and the total impact of the project on the frag-
ile seagrasses and mangroves in the area.
DER officials have indicated they would be will-
ing to consider issuing a permit for the bridge if the
FDOT would re-align the bridge to the north of the
existing span, alter the construction methods for the
new bridge to avoid the use of barges and the result-
ing damage to the bay bottom, and develop viable
mitigation procedures for what daniage would result
during the construction.
At the center of the controversy is about 2 1/2 acres
of seagrasses that would be destroyed if the southerly
alignment is approved for the new bridge. DER officials
have been adamant about their intent to protect the grass
beds, home to hundreds of marine organisms.
FDOT officials have said they can re-plant
seagrasses if any are damaged, or create new seagrass
beds. However, DER officials, lead by Huntington,
have their doubts. Seagrass "mitigation" has not


proven very effective in the past, Huntington said, and
the FDOT officials would have to prove that their
seagrass planting techniques would result in living
beds before the environmentalists would consider is-
suing a permit.
The issue of the bridge is one of the most contro-
versial Islanders have dealt with in recent years. A
straw poll last year indicated residents here opted by
a four-to-one margin they did not want a high bridge
to the Island.
Yet Holmes Beach City Council members voted in
favor of such a structure, as did a regional transporta-
tion planning committee. The FDOT, advocates of the
big bridge, proceeded with plans for building the
bridge.
Ironically, FDOT officials estimate they have
spent $1 million on planning for the bridge, yet DER
officials have gone on record as questioning the bridge
construction and the damage it could cause to the area
for three years.


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Commercial parking lot -paid or not the question may be resolved April 13
at 7 p.m. at the Bradenton Beach City Hall.


Hearing on paid


parking lot
Bradenton Beach residents are ex-
pected to turn out in force April 13 to
voice their thoughts about a proposed
commercial parking lot at 10th Street
and Gulf Drive.
The city's planning and zoning
board has scheduled a public hearing on
the paid-parking proposal by George
and Wendy Kokolis, owners of the
former Trader Jack's property. The
hearing will begin at 7 p.m.
The land, which abuts both the bay
and gulf sides of Gulf Drive, has recently
been fenced. The Kokolis' have proposed
charging $3 for parking in the lots.


set April 13
In a letter to Bradenton Beach
Building Inspector Joe Romano, the
Kokolis' state the property would be
better maintained if the paid parking lot
were approved.
"In most counties of Florida," they
write in their letter, "it is not uncommon to
see commercial parking lots in the vicin-
ity of a beach or other popular attraction.
"Our taxes on this property exceed
$10,000 per year. This property is being
used by everyone because there is a de-
mand for this property," the letter states.
Currently, there is no provision in
the city's codes for paid parking lots.


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Holmes Beach property owners Claude and
Claudia Barron'are fighting city hall over denial of a
permit and are requesting a variance from the zoning
regulations.
The Barrons have petitioned the Circuit Court of
Manatee County seeking review of a 1992 decision of
the Holmes Beach City Council. A request for a per-
mit to improve the property was denied because Super-
intendent of Public Works John Fernandez maintained
the Barrons'property is a single family residence and
not a duplex.
The property owners contend that the appellate
decision was totally improper and that the council
abused its discretion in light of the fact that the appeal

Three vie for vacant
Fire District
Commission seat
Gov. Lawton Chiles is expected to appoint a new
member of the Anna Maria Fire District this week to
replace retiring Commissioner Jeff Willey.
Commissioners had recommended David Schuckert
to fill the position. However, Schuckert who unsuccess-
fully ran for the seat last year unexpectedly withdrew his
name from consideration Feb. 22.
In a short note addressed to Gov. Chiles, Schuckert
said "it is with deep regret that I must ask for the re-
moval of my name for consideration ... due to per-
sonal commitments."
Three people have applied for the vacant seat on
the commission: Paul Fratarcangelo, Karen Leek and
Lawrence Tyler, Jr.

Anna Maria City
residents -Shhhhhh!
Noisy residents of Anna Maria City beware po-
lice officers can now scientifically measure just how
loud you are.
The county recently gave the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office in Anna Maria a decimeter which offic-
ers can take directly to the scene when noise complaints
are received. The portable machine is equipped with a
microphone and a gauge which registers the decibel level,
a unit of measure used for determining the relative loud-
ness of sound. Two members of the Manatee County
Sheriffs office, responsible for patrolling Anna Maria, are
trained and certified to operate the decimeter.
Though the city ordinance mandates just how
much noise is allowed in the community, there are
variables involved. The time of day, the nature of a
disturbance, and whether noise is coming from a pri-
vate residence or from a commercial establishment are
all factors that are taken into account.
According to Sergeant Tillner, "the decimeter will
help officers determine the validity of complaints."


Names for park

goes to Anna Maria

Commission
"Anna Maria Historical Park" or "Heritage Park"
have been suggested to the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion for its consideration to name the park currently
under development on Pine Avenue.
The Islander Bystander received a number of en-
tries to name the new park as a result of the public
service advertising campaign which ran for several
weeks in the newspaper. The Islander reviewed the
entries with Tom Turner, chairman of the advisory
development committee overseeing the park, who pre-
sented the most popular to the City Commission.
Three citizens Lois Finley, Bob Forney and
Marie Franklin, all of Anna Maria City, suggested close
variations of "Anna Maria Historical Park," with
"Heritage Park" coming in at a tie. "Heritage Park," or
a close variation, was suggested by Judy Adams and
Melody Kramer, both of Anna Maria City, and Patricia
Kenny of Holmes Beach.
The Anna Maria City Commission will consider
christening the park at its regular meeting on Tuesday,
March 23.


was from the denial of a building permit and not for
change of zoning.
The former owner of the Barrons'property had con-
structed a duplex on the property in 1986 and the Barrons
intended to continue using the property as a duplex.
The Barrons appealed the superintendent's deci-
sion to the city council in January 1993. The council
denied the appeal, on the grounds that the former
owner had illegally converted the single family resi-
dence into a duplex. In their petition to the Circuit
Court, the Barrons are requesting that the court reverse
the decision and grant them a permit to improve the
property. They are also asking for a variance from the
zoning regulation.


Photo: Jeannie Friedman
Sneak preview of
permanent traffic dividers
Permanent delineators have been ordered and will
be installed in the center of Gulf Drive in front of
the Anna Maria City post office. The new dividers
will replace the orange cones that were temporarily
installed to prevent motorists from making left turns.
The delineators are yellow and contain reflective
stripes in compliance with guidelines mandated by
the Florida Department of Transportation.

Council members

oppose bed tax

funding changes
A legislative proposal to change the way tourist
development tax money is spent has irked Bradenton
Beach officials.
A bill pending in the Florida Legislature would
change the allocation of tourist tax money away from
beach maintenance and related uses. The law currently
calls for up to one half of all tourist tax funds also
called the bed tax, since it is primarily derived from
hotel and motel operations for beach uses.
The Bradenton Beach resolution states that
"beaches are a primary, if not the primary, attraction
for tourists to the State of Florida and any amendment
to the tourist tax which eliminates or severely restricts
the use of such tax for beach projects would be adverse
to the public health, safety and welfare and directly
opposed to the purpose envisioned for tourist develop-
ment ... the city council is adamantly opposed to any
potential or proposed amendments which, either di-
rectly or implicitly, amend the existing tourist tax pro-
gram so as to adversely affect or limit the expenditures
of tourist tax dollars for beach projects."
Ironically, the Sarasota Tourist Development Coun-
cil unanimously endorsed the proposed legislation to
change the way tourist tax funds may be allocated, draw-
ing the ire of the Sarasota County Commission. That
board had eyed the money for beach renourishment
projects of their own in Sarasota, yet their tourist council
had wanted more funds for tourist promotion.


Holmes Beach City Council

accused of 'abusing discretion'








Neither rain, nor wind, nor flooded fields...


[a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MARCH 18, 1993 0 PAGE 11


Springfest '93 manages one-day stand
After the storm subsided, a group of determined artists unpacked and set up shop for a one day version of
Springfest '93. The event, sponsored by the Anna Maria Art Leagite, took place in Holmes Beach behind City
Hall. The art show was to have opened Saturday but was cancelled due to battering winds and rain.


Karen Vernon of
Humble, Texas gets
help from friends as
they unpack and hang
paintings at the art
show on Sunday.
Vernon and her
husband lost three
tents with a total value
of more than $3,000 in
Saturday's storm.


Robert Stagemeyer
of Crystal Springs,
Florida, remained
undaunted by
Saturday's fierce
storm. He is shown
on Sunday putting
finishing touches
on one of his
sculptures.


Jerry Choder of
Scottsdale, Arizona,
demonstrates one of the
hundreds of puppets
which he and his wife
hand sew. The puppets
are frequently used by
psychologists as aids in
child therapy and to
help law enforcement
officers obtain details
from children who are
victims of abuse.


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To be held at the
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To Benefit Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce
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Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brooks of
Bradenton announce the engagement of
their daughter, Kimberly Ann, to
Michael Shannon Glasgow of Palmetto,
son of Anita Glasgow of Bradenton
Beach and Butch Glasgow of Braden-
ton.
The couple will wed Feb. 12, 1994,
at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
The bride is a 1988 graduate of Pal-


The Bergstroi

50 years of
Harold and Nell Bergstrom of
Holmes Beach celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary surrounded by
family and friends at Cafe Robar in
Anna Maria City.
The tables were elegantly decorated
with gold placemats etched in an array
of Florida seashells. The centerpiece
was a huge gold whelk seashell with
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By Joy Courtney
Editor
The late Islander Jack Rader had a
passion shells.
Rader become interested in diving
and shelling when he and his wife,
Beverly, lived in Puerto Rico.
"Wherever we lived he had to have a
boat and from there he became interested
in diving and then shells. That started in
about 1975," remembered Beverly.
As Jack's expertise increased, he be-
came particularly interested in the
Cymatium species of mollusks common
to Honduras.
He observed that one particular shell,


metto High School, a 1990 graduate of
Manatee Community College and is
majoring in elementary education at the
University of South Florida. She is a
beauty adviser for Estee Lauder,
Burdines Department Stores.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1986
graduate of Palmetto High School. He is
self-employed in his family-owned
business of USA Steel Fence Co.







Bergstroms
of Holmes
Beach
This happy Island
couple enjoy a
candlelight party
celebrating their 50th
anniversary.






ms celebrate

happiness
All the guests received a gold sea-
shell as a keepsake from this candlelight
event.
The room was filled with laughter
from the Bergstom children who had
flown in just for the party as had many
of their friends from Minnesota.
Fond memories were recalled of
this loving couple who touched the lives
of all present that evening.



:: A special shell
Beverly Rader
Chouinard, owner of
Rader's Reef shell and
gift shop in Holmes
Beach, holds a purse
made out of a the shell
whose scientific name is
Cymatium raderi. The
Cymatium raderi was
named after her late
husband, Jack Rader.
Rader proved to-the
association of American
Malacologists that this
particular shell was an
individual species often
confused with the
Cymatium femorale.
Photo: Joy Courtney


f memories
though it had different facets running along
its rim, was continually thrown into the
femorale species.
He worked at proving there was a dif-
ference, and in January 1984, four months
after he passed away, the association of
American Malacologists agreed he was
right and named the shell after him -
Cymatium raderi.
"I found the purse at a shell show in
Sarasota. It was just sitting there. I asked
what shell it was made out of and the ven-
dor said it was a Cymatium raderi my
dad's shell! "said daughter Tammy Rader
Crawford. "Needless to say, I had to bring
it back for my mother!"


Brooks Glasgow to wed


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Rare tree bears sausage fruit Photo: Joy Courtney
Mike Miller explains the Sausage Tree during an impromptu tour of the grounds
outside Anna Maria City Hall. According to Miller, the Sausage Tree is very
rare. The blossom he is holding opens up at night allowing bats to fertilize as
they enjoy the tree's nectar contained inside the blossoms. The fruit of the tree,
hanging to the left in the picture, looks like a sausage; hence the name.

Mike Miller beautifies

with bricks and plants


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Mike Miller of Anna Maria City
could make a fortune escorting people
through the public garden outside Anna
Maria City Hall. This beautiful and natu-
ral park was the first project of the city's
beautification program.
For 40 minutes Miller escorted a
group, including this reporter who doesn't
know the difference between a posy and a
poppy, but does know concrete is avail-
able in a delightful array of greens, and
kept all of us enthralled as he explained the
flora, plant by plant.
"We want to keep the beautification
of Anna Maria City as native and rugged
as Florida's natural beauty is," he ex-
plained as he pointed out Oyster Plants,
Snow Bushes, Artillery Ferns, Coonties
and much, much more.
He delved into the reasons why a
plant was placed there and not here some
reasons so simple they should be obvious.
"In nature you never see just one of
something. This is why we plant large and
small versions of the same variety and
then blend in another variety. It is this
blending of plants that keeps the garden


looking natural instead of a "Chicago-by-
the-sea" concept of a large plot of grass
sided by two planters.
"When people see peach and green,
they think of Florida, but nature's Florida
is a color scheme of reds, yellows, greens
and purples. We try to use a lot of color
with the blossoms from foliage so we
don't have the high maintenance of flow-
ers," he explained.
A former automobile designer, Miller
is a self taught landscaper.
"Over the years my landlords have
always loved me. I rented, re-did all their
landscaping and then moved because of
boredom," he laughed.
"The Anna Maria Beautification Pro-
gram as well as the Island Walk project to
support it, started out with very little sup-
port from the community. Now we hope
with the brick walk installed and the
project's first garden two years into
bloom, people will see the benefit and
participate. We also would welcome any-
one interested in learning about landscap-
ing to come out and volunteer on Satur-
days."
They'll walk away with the seeds of
great gardening ideas!


Your Island brick is just a form away
Bricks are $35 for one person, plus $10 for each additional person named
on the same brick. A brick with just the family name is $75. Forms are avail-
able at Anna Maria City Hall or call 778-0781


Hidden treasure
The Coontie is the ultimate Florida native plant. It is believed that this plant
existed in pre-historic times. Anna Maria City beautification volunteer Mike
Miller pulls back the reeds of the plant to uncover a shockingly colorful seed
stem hidden inside. Coonties grow five to six feet wide and about three feet tall
and do well anywhere sun/shade/no matter. Photo: Joy Courtney


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Storm hurts some, benefits other businesses


Some local restaurants fared better than others over
the weekend of the "mother of all storms."
Rotten Ralph's was flooded and closed on Saturday,
but found a carpet company to steam clean every inch of
the place and put them quickly back in business on Sun-
day. According to Paul Russell of Ralph's, they had "we
had waves going through the place."
Cafe Robar was only closed for lunch on Saturday,
but the Sandbar chose to wait to reopen on Sunday. Cus-
tomers would have had a hard time making their way into
Key West Willy's Saturday at lunch since the awning
collapsed over the door, but they too scrambled to clean
up and opened.
The Rod & Reel Pier suffered damages to the walkway'
and water lines, and won't reopen until later this week. The
Anchorage restaurant was open all day Saturday but the city
pier and Anchorage's oyster bar were closed.
Cafe on the Beach, at Manatee County public beach
in Holmes Beach, reports "pretty good business" during
the day both Saturday and Sunday, but they were closed
for dinner.
Other waterfront locations remained open, thanks in
large part to the beach renourishment. Remarkably, the
Patio at the Harbor House was open they claim to be
"diehards." Most of Bridge Street was closed. Mar Vista
Pub on Longboat Key reopened for lunch on Sunday.
Of course, Linda's Sunny Side Up was open, her
customers would demand it no matter what. Tip of the
Island was open on Saturday but did such a brisk business
they were closed on Sunday for lack of supplies.
The Anchor Inn closed early Saturday night for lack
of electricity. And, further checking on the club scene
found Turtles bar closed because of broken windows. A
debate continues among Turtles' patrons as to whether
storm debris or pellet fire was the culprit and police have
not confirmed the cause.
Pete Reynard's bar was doing a brisk business. But
Marty at D.Coy Duck's reports having one of his best
weekends ever. D.Coy's was packed all day on Saturday
and even ran out of some menu items.
It seems islanders just wanted to congregate and talk
about the storm.


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Landmark
battered
but still standing
The Rod and Reel Pier in
Antia Maria sustained
damage to the dock but
the structure itself
remained standing during
Saturday's storm.
"It would have been better
if I'd been on a boat ... it
was a hell of a ride," was
how Dewey Curtis
described his Friday night
and Saturday on the pier.

Photos: Bonner Presswood


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S Police reports on the Island
Anna Maria
Two beach bags were stolen from the beach.

Bradenton Beach
March 4 2500 Blk. Gulf Dr 7:52 a.m.
Criminal Mischief- Convertible top slit during
night.
March 4 1000 Blk. Gulf Dr N 11:05 a.m.
Theft Two bicycles stolen from bike rack at
* residence. Cable lock had been cut.
March-7 1800 Blk. Bayside Park 2:57 a.m.
Arrest/Driving with suspended license.
March 9 2400 Blk. Ave C 11:15 a.m.
Arrest/Disorderly-Intoxication.
March 10 100 Blk. Gulf Dr 5:50 p.m.
Arrest/Violation of Parole.


Restaurants
survive
storm hit
Key West Willies in
Bradenton Beach lost an
awning and some
shingles, as pictured
above, while the Sandbar
lived up to its name as
waves carried sand across
the Gulfside deck and into
the parking lot at the
height of the tumult.


Holmes Beach
March 8 3000 Bik. Gulf Dr Disorderly
Conduct/Intoxication.
March 8 700 Blk. Key Royale Dr 5:40
p.m. Burglary Stereo, clothing, china,
silver, wall clocks and other miscellaneous items
stolen from unoccupied house. Cars parked in
garage at residence also burglarized. Radio, speak-
ers, and a CD player removed.



Popcorn ... Hot Dogs ... Cold Sodas!
Sound good? Well, it's even better
at the ball park!
Support our Island Little League.


Cafe Robar "
Dinners served 5 10 PM
Finest Steaks & Freshest Seafood

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
WED MARCH 17th
Special Traditional Irish Menu
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Shepherds Pie 95
Irish Stew 7 y
your choice
Come sing-a-long with
Chuck Senrick 8PM
Open for lunch & dinner seven days a week
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Breakfast
Daily Special Luncheon
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8AM-2:30PM 6-10PM
Sunday 8AM-1:30PM Sunday 5-9PM
Reservations Suggested for Dinner
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778-5320


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795-1494
4th Annual
ST. PATRICK'S DAY BASH!
WED. MARCH 17
R o nIrish Entertainment 5 ? 9
Ron Wagner
P.J. Cunningham
Bag Pipers
Karaoke by Toucan Entertainment 9 ?
Corned Beef Dinner............................ $4.25
Corned Beef Sandwich w/fries............$3.25
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Also visit our
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Anna Maria
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Salmon with Dill Sauce..................... 5.95
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Fried Combo Dinner........................6.95
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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
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House Brand Cocktails......................1.25
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_ Draft Beer ........................................ 1.00


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4:30 5:30
Baked Ziti .......................................6.75
Tender Fried Chicken ....................6.75
Cheese Ravioli................. ......... 7.75
M anicotti ....................................... 7.95
Homemade Lasagna ... .............8.25
Chicken Parmesan
& Spaghetti .................. ........8.95
All Dinners served with Hot Bread


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MON. SPANISH CHOURIZO RING ........5.75 FRI. SHRIMP PASTA
TUES. SPANISH PICADILLO ................... 6.75 (RED/WHITE or Fra Diavolo) ..................8.75
WED. SPAGHETTI "All you Can Eat".....4.95 SAT. VEAL MARSALA W/SPAGHETTI ......10.50
LINGUINE Red or While Clamn Sauce 8.85 PRIME RIB WIBAKED POTATO ...........9.95
THURS. ROTINI BOLOGNESE....................6.75 SUN. CHICKEN MARSALA W/SPAGHETTI .9.25
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Outstanding job
For the week ending March 5, these are the "Students of the Week" at Anna
Maria Elementary School. Kneeling are Andrea Martin and Candice Echols.
Front row are Mark Ewing, Shawna Rigney, Jenna DeNoyelles, David
Schueneman, Max Gazzo, and Katie Payne. Back row are Michael Pocino, Star
Beard, George Shute, Paul Messina, Jeffrey LeGrand and Tom Reiner.


1


Throwin' hard
Fifth graders Jennifer
Back (left) and Jon Kent
(right) psych themselves
up to throw a soft ball as
far as they can during
the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School Track Meet.
Back's best throw out of
three tries was 75 feet 4
inches Kent came in
with a 81 foot throw.
Photos: .b..x CoTurtney


The annual seven-event Track Meet
was held at Anna Maria Elementary
School with grades third, fourth, and
fifth competing to participate in the
Manatee County Track Meet later this
school year. The number one qualifier in
each event (boys and girls) will go on to
compete at the county level.
The top three qualifiers in each
event are as follows:
Boys
50 Yard Dash (9 years and under)
Ricky Buckelew 7.97, Seth Mitchell
and Mark Rasmussen 8.03 and T.C.
Swenk 8.03; (10 years) Taylor Bernard
and Scot Atkinson 7.31, Robbie Dou-
glas 7.61 and Greg Granstad 7.73; (11
- 12 years) Greg LaPensee 7.22, Shawn
Duncan 7.28 and Jeff LeGrand 7.45.
60 Yard Dash (9 years and under)
Charles Kyle, Josh Shimandle and
Chris Martin; (10 years) Scot Atkinson
8.72, Taylor Bernard 8.78 and Robbie
Douglas 8.81; (11 12 years) Eddie
Velez 8.84, Shawn Hewitt 9.41 and
Joey Dale 9.43.
440 Yard Dash (9 years and un-
der) Ricky Buckelew 1:21.79, Seth


Mitchell 1:22.92, and Evan Goldsen
1:23.87; (10 years) Mark Pelham
1:20.19, Marc Manali 1:28.83 and
Myles Cameron 1:31.16; (11 12
years) Shawn Duncan 1:18.22, Greg
LaPensee 1:19.08 and Jeff LeGrand
1:22.28.
Pull-ups (9 years and younger)
Ricky Buckelew 9, Tom Reiner 9, Seth
Mitchell 8 and Nick Weber 8; (10.
years) Marc Manali 17, Taylor Bernard
11, and Mark Pelham 6; (11 -12 years)
Greg LaPensee 18, Shawn Duncan 6,
Eddie Velez and Jeff LeGrand 5.
Running Long Jump (9 years and
under) Ricky Buckelew 10'5", Evan
Goldsen 10' 3", T.C. Swenk and Mark
Rasmussen 9' 10"; (10 years) Scot
Atkinson 11' 8", Taylor Bernard 10' 9"
and Mark Pelham 10' 8"; (11 12
years) Greg LaPensee 10'9", Joey Dale
10' 6" and Michael Smith 10' 2".
Standing Broad Jump (9 years
and under) Ricky Buckelew 5'10",
Randy Blancet 5'5" and Sky Beard
5'5"; (10 years) Scot Atkinson 6'7",
Taylor Bernard 6'3" and Robbie Dou-
glas 6'2"; (11 12 years) Eddie Velez


School Track Meet

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Anna Maria School Menu
Thursday, 3/18/93
Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Peanut Butter, Juice
Lunch: (Music Teacher's Choice Day) Hot Dog, Tater Tots, Green
Beans, Juice
Friday, 3/19/93
Breakfast: Assorted Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Italian Salad, Ice Cream Cup
Monday, 3/22/93
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6'5", Greg LaPensee 6'4" and Joey
Dale 6'2".
Soft Ball Throw (9 years and un-
der) Ricky Buckelew 111', Sky Beard
103' and Evan Goldsen 101' 4"; (10
years) Scot Atkinson 139' 8", Taylor
Bernard 123' 2" and Mark Pelham 118'
6"; (11 12 years) Justin Wall 139',
Dusty Wagner 136' 2" and Gabe Bucky
131'.
Girls
50 Yard Dash (9 years and under)
Krista Skee 7.79, Jamie Edwards 8.23,
Shannon Bell 8.38; (10 years) Melissa
Mixon 7.78, Natalie Van Wormer 8.13
and Jamie Williams 8.22; (11 12
years) Amber Cooper 7.51, Kyle Riter
7.72 and Michelle Ross 7.72.
60 Yard Dash (9 years and under)
Jamie Edwards, Sarah O'Donnell and
Kaelan Richards; (10 years) Melissa
Mixon 9.0, Kelly Moore 9.78 and Jamie
Williams 9.82; (11 12 years) Kyle
Riter 8.69, Nicole Wagner 8.89 and
Andrea Brooks 9.03.
Pull-ups (9 years and under)
Jamie Edwards and Kate Lindahl 7,
Amanda Baxter 5, and Misty Kinney 5;
(10 years) Lisa Jenkins 4 and Lauren
Werley 2; (11 12 years) Amber Coo-
per 9.
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Kati Trese 1:39.07; (11 12 years) Kim
Berrett 1:29:01, Miranda Petrovich
1:36.92, and Shauna Lampariello
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(10 years) Melissa Mixon 10'1", Lisa
Jenkins 9' 1" and Sarah Janik 8' 10", (11
- 12 years) Larissa deBetz 10'5",
Nicole Wagner 10' 2" and Amber Coo-
per 9'9".
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Skee 5'8" and Misty Kinney 5'6"; (10
years) Jamie Williams 5'10", Debbie
Oliveira 5'8" and Melissa Mixon 5'7";
(11 12 years) Nicole Brockway 6' 1",
Andrea Brooks 6' and Nicole Wagner
5'10".
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under) Helen Freshour 72', Sarah Tho-
mas 61' and Rachelle Brockway 55';
(10 years) Kelly Moore 81' 4", Carla
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Storm slams

Westbay Point

and Moorings
Sometime after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, a
gust of wind took the almost two-thirds of the roof
off of an eight-plex building at Westbay. Lt. Robby
Bennett examines the large sheet of roofing material
that hung over the upstairs balcony. (left)
In the photo below, several of the air
conditioning units are laying ascew on
the roof Westbay Condominium Association
Manager Bob McGlynn was awaiting an
insurance adjuster but estimated the cost
for a full roof on the building at $8,000.
Four air conditioning units will need to be
replaced at $625 per unit. Westbay also
had damage to carports, solar panels
on some of the carport roofs and residents'
cars, as well as the usual
assorted landscaping losses.


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Little League Standings
(thru 3/12)
WON LOST G.B.*
WAC 3 1 -
Haleys 3 1 -
AMFD 3 2 1/2
Hi-12 1 3 2
Kiwanis 0 3 2 1/2
RESULTS
Kiwanis 7 Haleys 7
AMFD 18 Hi-12 9
Haleys 6 WAC 4
AMFD 8 Kiwanis 7
WAC 13 Hi-12 6
COMING ATTRACTIONS
3/18 Kiwanis vs Hi-12
3/22 AMFD vs WAC
3/23 Hi- 12 vs Haleys

Players)

of the Week
HALEYS
Haley's Dusty Wagner saved Haley's in a 6 to 4
win over first place WAC by relieving with the bases
loaded in the sixth inning and striking out WAC's best
hitter. Pressure play at its best.
AMFD
AMFD's Marc Pelham saved his teams 8-7 win
over Kiwanis by relieving in the sixth with the tying
run on base, inducing a double play. Nice Teamwork.
HI-12
Hi-12's Kent Ho had a great showing when he
went 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBI's in his
team's loss to first place WAC.
It may be Little League, but it's big time excite-
ment at the Community Center field. Check the sched-
ule and take in a game and a hot dog soon.


Storm results in

shellfish ban
Due to the "mother of all storms," shellfish har-
vesting has been banned temporarily from Pinellas to
Collier counties, including Lower Tampa Bay and
Sarasota Bay.
According to James Seagle, environmental spe-
cialist with the Florida's Department of Environmen-
tal Regulation, coastal flooding and storm surge can
result in bacteria that end up in the water system.
The area will remain closed until tests show the
water quality satisfactory to resume harvesting. Re-
sults from tests on water samples are expected back
this week.


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Little League serves up great spaghetti dinner
Judy Buckelew, one of the many hard-working parents involved in the Anna Maria Community Center
Little League program, adds hot, spicy garlic bread to the bountiful plate of a hungry IslanderThe
annual all-you-can-eat Little League spaghetti dinner cooked up approximately $2,500 to support the
program. The Island businesses that donated goods and services for the event were the Beach Bistro,
Sandbar Restaurant, Harbor House Restaurant, and Anchorage Restaurant & Lounge plus John Shute of
Advance Grounds Management, Inc., who coordinated the event.


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I FAll


Unseasonal
weather blows
out-of-season
reds ashore
Outdoor Correspon-
dent Bob Ardren shows
one of the casualties of
the "mother of all
storms" that hit the
coast Saturday -
a whopper of a
redfish that
ended up in
the middle
of the road.
Photo: Paul Roat


Stormy weather indeed


for sailors


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Correspondent
Catching redfish in the street. It was the mother of
no-name storms.
Peaking just before daybreak Saturday, the latest
no-namer ripped our section of the west coast of
Florida a new shoreline. It also did staggering damage
to moored boats in Sarasota Bay.
Interestingly, there was less
damage inland in this area -
amounting to downed trees and Coast Gua
some damage to agricultural r a
crops and buildings. But on the Clearwater
coast, it was another story. that Satura
First of all, our new beach is
still there, or at least most of it. the busiest
No question the renourishment .
was responsible for preventing history of t
more damage to waterfront station."
structures. It was rather curious
how the water tended to pool
back at the original waterline up
against the shore, probably due
to the grading of the new sand. Down on Longboat
Key however, they may have to start over on their
renourishment project. Underway for just a week, it
looks as though much of the new sand got carried over
New Pass and is now on North Lido Beach.
Of special note was damage to the historic Rod
and Reel Pier, a structure that lost a few feet of its dock
during the tumult of waves and wind, as well as wa-
ter and sewer lines.
But things could have been worse on Anna Maria
Island.
O'Leary's in downtown Sarasota reported losing
23 sailboats from their mooring basin. The largest was
a 43-foot Morgan carried well up on the Selby Gardens
beach. In fact, 21 boats ended up at Selby. The lucky
ones were carried onto the sand shoreline, the rest onto
the rocks along U.S. 41. One anchored houseboat dis-
appeared to the bottom off Island Park later reappear-


da
d
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ing in pieces along the shore.
Another 11 sailboats were ripped out of the Sara-
sota Sailing Squadron's mooring field as the winds
clocked around to the north Saturday. The grim evi-
dence of that could be seen along the shoreline from
Sarasota's Selby Library south to the Ringling bridge.
In fact, speculation ran high at the Squadron that
a small tornado touched down
there early Saturday. A single
swath of small boats were tossed
(/ off their trailers, some brutally
damaged, leaving boats on both
reported sides unhurt.
Vy "was In Bradenton Beach it was
hard to miss the Hobie Cat hanging
ray in the in a pine tree between two rental
units along the beach. Exactly how
e air it got there is one question -
equally interesting might be how
they're going to get it down.
Early Saturday morning some
I was walking on the road beside
Lido Beach with some friends
when what should we find? A dead redfish in the me-
dian. (Remembering that reds are out of season right
now, we left it.)
When it was all over Monday, Coast Guard/Cortez
reported not having received a single distress call over
the entire weekend but they were busy replacing
various aids to navigation blown away by the storm.
Coast Guard / Clearwater reported, however, that Sat-
urday "was the busiest day in the history of the air sta-
tion."
In case you haven't heard, the St. Pete Yacht Club
has "postponed" the revival of the St. Petersburg to
Havana sailing race until further notice. Under heavy
pressure from the anti-Castro lobby in the Cuban com-
munity, the club's board finally buckled under. "This
event engendered a level of controversy which was
unanticipated and unintended," they said in a prepared
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Sheepies still hot for local anglers


By Mike Heistand
Island Discount Tackle reports Ella Eshenbaugh is
still ahead in the shop's sheepshead contest for the
month of March with a 22-inch fish. John Fernandez,
Jr., also says there are plenty of redfish still being
caught and released.
Captain Tom Chaya says sheepshead and redfish
made up most of his catch this week. Snook started to
show but the bad weather brought that to a halt one
smart fish!
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fleet said their four-
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Bradenton Beach City Pier reported plentiful
catches of flounder and sheepshead during the day
time and trout at night.
Captain Mark Bradow said his clients have caught
15 legal-size snook since season opened March 1 with
some of the snook weighing more than ten pounds.



It was a wild weekend

for many boaters

statement.
CaribExport, a Washington, DC. firm trying to
promote closer ties in the Caribbean, and prime mover
behind re-instituting the race first run in 1930, fired
back a statement of its own. "We live in a democracy
and should be able to hold a perfectly legal sporting
event with anyone we choose. The people who deny us
these rights are showing that they know nothing about
democracy," CaribExport president Arlene Alligood
said.
With weeks of wind and now the no-name storm,
most of us can hardly wait for spring fishing to get
underway. In the meantime, an interesting fishing
seminar is scheduled March 27 at the Longboat Key
Community Center.
Captains Rob Roberts, Jonnie Walker of Sarasota
and Dave Pinkham of Bradenton will be joined by fly
fishing guru Ad Gilbert of Venice and Jerry Hill for the
event. These guys are all real pros on the local fishing
scene, so listening to them is time well spent, in my
opinion.
The seminar runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the
admission is $3 for adults, with the proceeds going to
the Longboat Key Community Center. Take along a
couple of reels for free re-spooling, compliments of
Berkely, and you'll have far more than your invest-
ment back. (Longboat officials assure me that the usual
visa requirements are suspended for that day.) Seri-
ously, it sounds like a good event.
See you next week.


Mark also said several redfish have been caught and
released on his boat this past week.
Captain Mike Heistand reported that in five trips
last week they caught over 100 redfish, all released,
and that some of the reds were up to 31 inches with
some of them taken on top water plugs. Mike also re-
ported the sheepshead action was starting to slow a
little. Pompano, up to three pounds were also caught.
Chris of Galati Yacht Basin said there were plenty
of reds being caught and released in the Bayou by the
yacht basin. Also, some flounder was being caught
there. Offshore fishing was excellent until the wind
picked up later on in the week.
Captain Rick Gross reported some of the biggest trout
he has caught in a long time. One was 27 inches, two
measured 26 inches with others going over 24 inches -
nice going Rick! He also reported the snook action heated
up a little last week before the blow with a 37 inch snook
and a few others coming aboard his boat.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said they
were catching snook before the cold weather hit. Af-
ter that none of the charter boats went out because of
the bad weather.


Brad Koch of Tampa caught an 8 and 16 lb. snook
along with 9 trout, 18 to 27 inches with Cap't.
Gross on Risky Business II.

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS


CITY/legal


ADDRESS/lot


Anna Maria 410 Spring


Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach

Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach


107 llth St S
75x100
2204 Avenue C
50x100
601 Gulf Dr N
206 Gulf Watch 2


STYLE/rooms
Home-Ground
2b/lb/lcarport


AGE/size
1929
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Home-Ground 936
2b/1b/detached Icar 850 sfla


Home-Ground
4b/2b/lcarport
Condo-Elevated
2b/2b


611 Gulf Dr N Condo-ground
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75x106


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5 La Playita
6250 Holmes Blvd
50 N Beach Village


Condo-elevated
2bed/2bath
Condo-elev-duplex
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1960
1200 sfla
1986
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1968
850 sfla
1954
1044 sfla
1957
1272 sfla
1981
950 sfla
1993
1600 sfla


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Morgan/Thomas
week 2/22/93
Westcott/Pracht
week 2/22/93
Grosser/Springer
week 2/22/93
City Bank/Quigley
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Stephens/Covell
week 2/1/93
Uban Co/Wickwire
week 2/22/93
Dixon/Cunningham
week 2/22/93
Sierra/Leech
week 2/22/93
No. Beach Inc/Klein
week 2/22/93


Compiled by Doug Dowling, Doug Dowling Realty, 778-1222


SALE$/LISTS
$115,000
list $129,000
$135,000
list $145,000
$73,500
list uk
$79,000
list uk
$65,000
list uk
$100,000
list uk
$173,000
list uk
$73,500
list uk
$133,800
list uk


Donald "Dutch" Lang
Donald "Dutch" Lang, formerly of Anna Maria
Island who recently passed away, was a life member
of VFW Post 8199 and was a retired member of the
U.S. Army after 22 years of service.
He is survived by a daughter from McMinn, Tenn.,
and a son from Atlanta, Ga.
Floyd C. Welsclh
Floyd C. Welsch, 92, of Holmes Beach, died
March 13 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Lake Geneva, Wis., Mr. Welsch came to this
area from Madison in 1965. He was a retired vice presi-
dent and treasurer of General Casualty Insurance Co. in
Madison. He was a member of Manatee Lodge 31, Free
and Accepted Masons in Bradenton, Anna Maria High
Twelve Club and a 32nd degree Mason in Scottish Rite.
He is survived by a sister, Gloria Sykora of Sarasota.
No local visitation was held. Services were held in
Madison, Wis. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery,
Madison. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge
of the local arrangements.

Owen F. Youngquist
Owen F. Youngquist, a longtime resident of Anna
Maria Island, died January 25.
Mr. Youngquist had been manager of the Sailfish
Apartments on Gulf Drive for over 20 years. Prior to
moving to Florida, he was employed by the Ball Band
Company in Indiana and also raised beef cattle and
grain crops on his farm.
His friendliness and kindness were known by all
neighboring residents. Many visitors to the area have
said that one of the reasons they would return year
after year was the joy of visiting Mr. Youngquist. He
was a faithful attendee of Island Baptist Church. He
will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In loving memory ... Marilyn Lantz, owner, Sail-
fish Apartments.


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PROFESSIONAL

RENTAL

MANAGEMENT

Looking for a place to stay or
someone to manage your property?
Contact Lisa Varano or Anna Foley
and discuss your needs.


DICK WAGNER REALTY, INC.
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
813 778-2246 FAX 778-4978


Serving Anna Maria since 1939


Sale of the Week
By Doug Dowling
Last week, June Alder featured a 1948 aerial view of the Lake LaVista
area in the City of Anna Maria, in this newspaper. We saw the City Pier, the
jail, the old Anchorage bar and behind my real estate office, complete with
cistern is 410 Spring Avenue, our sale of the week at $115,000. In 1948, we
think $115,000 could have bought the whole city.


* CANALFRONT ISLAND HONIE *


3 Bedroom. 2.5 bath. 30(X) s.f. Spacious, el-
egantly decorated. New pool Jacuzzi sailboat
water ne't dock. Storage galoie. E\tia large
yard. Cuculardni '. Inieilconi..sprinklei C. LiIcum.
Burglaralamn. all new appliances. 2.5carga age,
cairorn. A must see! Only $239.900.
CALL 778-7655 *


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OFFICE SPACE
Located at Anna Maria Square, next to
bank. Elevator and lots of parking. Easy
access to Manatee Ave. or East Bay Drive.
Call Harold Small Evenings: 792-8628


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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.


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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 ten-
nis. REDUCED TO $130,000
Marilyn Trevethan
Office: 778-2261 Evenings: 778-8477


ISLAND DUPLEX Drive by 207 76th St. and then call
for details on this just reduced property. $129,900 is
the new price on this well located and maintained Is-
land duplex. Short walk to prime beach area and ca-
nal docking. Priced at $134,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


BEACH HOUSE 3BR-3BA Beach house directly on JUST REDUCED TO $73,500 Island residence with a
the Gulf of Mexico. Views are Spectacular! Wide short walk to beach and partial view of the Bay. Newly
beach for shelling or walking. Priced at $299,900. painted exterior and partial new roof. Open beam ceil-
Details from Stan Williams. ings and ample storage. Call Dave Moynihan


ANNA MARIA MOTEL Delightful property located on UNDER $60,000!
the extreme north end of Anna Maria Island. Close to Across the street from the new walking beach, this
Gulf and Bay. Motel includes 4 one bedroom units and 2BR 2BA unit is fully furnished. Amenities include
4 efficiencies, all housekeeping, plus a 2 bedroom, 1 pool, private patio and cookout area. Close to shop-
bath residence. For details call Stan Williams. ping. Priced at $55,900. Call Tom Eatman.


Must Sell!
2/1 Condo 2nd floor end unit overlooking pool.
Good rental. 200 ft. to beach. $69,900. Make offer.
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PRIME WATERFRONT LIVING: Very attractive 2 bed-
room, 2 bath home near the open end of the canal. This
home has a spacious glass walled Florida room, eat-in
kitchen with a Bay Window, master bedroom also has a
Bay Window with a view of Big Bayou, docks and davits
and an owner who keeps it in mint condition. $220,000.
Ask to seelt soon, call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.


REDUCED $34,500-TROPICAL ISLAND ESTATE: Ar-
chitecturally designed, totally refurbished home on 3
secluded lush tropical lots. This unique 4 bedroom, 4 bath
home has 4079 sq. ft. of living area with many unique fea-
tures such as 2 fireplaces, interior gardens, his & hers mas-
ter bath & dressing rooms, boat launch & slip. Now
$345,000. Call Carol Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.
COZY ISLAND GET-AWAY: Turnkey furnished in deco-
rator pastels. One bedroom, and one bath with interior
laundry and storage area. Covered parking and separate
workshop. Pool, tennis and clubhouse in well-kept Shell
Point. $89,500. Call Judy Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
NEW LISTING CANAL BAYVIEW: View the Bay and
Intracoastal Waterway from most rooms of this 2 bed-
room, 2 bath open floor plan home. Screened lanai, huge
storage and recreation area. Buyer's Warranty and
OWNER PREFERS TO FINANCE. Priced at $168,000.
Call Carol Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.


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(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P.O 0. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Sato........ 778-3509 Christine T. Shaw.....778-2847
Marcella Cornett.......778-5919 Nancy Guilford..........778-2158


BLUE RIBBON HOME STEPS TO GULF
This charming and immaculate, colonial-style 2 bedroom,
2 bath home reflects pride of ownership throughout! Fea-
tures include a tiled entry foyer, double car garage, mani-
cured landscaping, cathedral ceilings, bright, sun-filled
rooms, beautifully tiled baths, and sunny kitchen with pass
thru to living area. Very spacious and inviting. Great value
within stone's throw of wide, sandy north end beaches!
Only $179,900. Hurry !

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FEATURE OF THE WEEK


ISLAND HOME $137,500
Just 3 blocks to beaches, great property for family or retir-
ees. 3BR/2B and family room. Large lot, circular drive,
room for boat or RV, citrus trees. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
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STATELY ELEGANCE Very secluded tropical setting in
Marina Isle. 3BR/2.5B, pool and water views. Must see to
appreciate. $399,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
SINGLE AND AVAILABLE! Appealing 2BR/2B Sunbow
Bay unit surrounded by island fun. Tennis, pool and short
walk to Gulf. Covered parking, convenient location.
$89,000. Jeff Granston, 756-5234.
EXCEPTIONAL ISLAND HOME You'll flip over the
condition of this 2BR/2B island home with updated kitchen
and baths. Relax on the screened porch or private deck. Low
maintenance shell yard with attractive landscaping. Short
walk to new beach. $129,000. Toni or Herb King, 778-1785.
BEACH BARGAIN Spacious 3BR/2B unitjust steps to prime
beach. Complex includes 2 pools and a tennis court. Quality
beach living for just $99,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.


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ISLAND DUPLEX WITH POOL
Great Holmes Beach location- close to everything! In-ground
pool, tropical landscaping and fenced yard. Utility building for
storage/hobbies. $149,900. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.

A PERFECT LOCATION! Just 2.5 miles to the beach from
this beautiful Perico Island townhouse. Pool, tennis and club-
house. 3BR/3B, large kitchen, formal dining. $113,000. Don
and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prime Holmes Beach location.
Owners unit 2BR/IB with screened lanai. Well manicured
lawn and garden. $189,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Luxury at a bargain price
describes this re-done 2BR/2B spacious condo. Canal front
with boating, tennis, swimming and much more at a great
location! $78,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Great views from this 2BR/2B
condo. Totally refurbished including new tile, appliances and
furniture. Lowest priced unit in complex. $98,900. Paul
Collins, 778-4330.


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Licensed Real Estate Salesman
After Hours 778-6791
778-2261 778-2244
605C Manatee Av W 401 Pine Av
Holmes Beach Anna Maria
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
TOLL FREE 1-800-422-NEAL


The Prudential _i Florida Realty We Are FNiida

5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
WILDWOOD SPRINGS Large 2 bedroom, with enclosed balcony. Pool, tennis,
close to shopping. Glassed enclosed lanai. #KS196 ... $79,000.
SPACIOUS KEY ROYALE Large corner lot with golf course view. Newer dock,
Spanish mosaic tile, room for pool. #KS509 ... $239,000.
KARIN B. STEPHAN
lhre Immobilienmaklerin spezialisiert auf Anna Maria Island.
Office: 778-0766 Mobile: 350-5844 Evenings: 388-1267
FULL SERVICE SALON! $35,000 #50488 ... 5 stations, tanning bed, massage
room. Can be yours if you call, Carol Heinze now or 792-5721 evenings.
VILLAGE GREEN! $119,900 #98671 ... Executive home on Executive Golf course!
Quality built on quiet street! Must see! Call Don Pampuch now or 778-3111 eves.
ANNA MARIA 4-PLEX! $159,900 #99732 ...1 bedroom, 1 bath each. GOOD
RENTAL HISTORY! Call Bob or Lu Rhoden now or 778-2692 eves.
ALL PLAY, NO WORK! $59,900 #99922... 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, skylights, ceiling fans,
mirrors, custom drapes and more!! To see, call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman 778-
0769 or 778-5368 evenings.


1991 & 1992 Neal & Neal, Realtors Company-wide TOP PRODUCER
* .A 1992 Anna Maria Island Office TOP ASSOCIATE *
1992 Anna Maria Island Office TOP LISTER


Anna Maria City Canal Home
Over 2,000 SF, new roof, davits, no bridges to open water.
Tasteful use of black granite in entry and on fireplace. 3 car
garage, plus room "for toys". $309,000. Call Rose for de-
tails 778-2261.


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Beach House
Directly on white sandy walking beach. Completely re-
modeled, over 2,000 SF Mexican Tile floor, new white
designer kitchen. Lot 100 x 100. $429,000. Call Rose for
details 778-2261.


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REALTOR, GRI, LTG, RRC







778-2261 Evenings 778-7780
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


5 Minutes From Beach
Mainland 2 acre estate with 3,000 SF building for car col-
lector or horse lover. 6,600 SF home with adult wing and
children's wing. Pool. Private. $495,000. Contact Rose for
details 778-2261.


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Island 6 Unit Apartments across from beach.
$50,000, assume 1st mortgage, seller will carry
2nd. Located on 3 lots. Room for a pool.
Contact Rose for details.


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Experienced Professional
T. Dolly Young, IMS
offers lor sale: motels, apartments,
commercial property, vacant land,
Investment property, and your dream home.
OFFICE 778-0766 MOBILE 350-1817
AFTER HOURS: 778-5427


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

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Affordable Canalfront Living in Anna Maria: 319
Hardin is a secluded canalfront home with direct access
to Tampa Bay!! Recent remodeling, large rooms and
plenty of storage make this a great family home for
$169,9001



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Fantastic Holmes Beach Locationi 130 51st Street
is a lovely 2 bedroom home just steps from the white
sandy beach. Settle in for a lifetime or enjoy a winter
getaway... for only $145,000

(813) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
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Professional Times Four
Ken Rickett, a member of Michael 7 *0,0 l:
Saunders & Company's prestigious Circle
of Excellence, was named the Top Lister
in our Anna Maria office for the fourth
consecutive year. For effective real estate
service, contact Ken named a top
professional four years in a row.
Ken Rickett, Realtor Associate, Evenings 778-3026
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654


For all your real estate needs,
call...
Toni King, Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
After Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Peal Estate Broker
32.44 East B.a, Drie. Holmes Beach


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-- Richard A. Freeman
Island and Key Specialist
RealtorAssociate
'' Whether buying or selling,
reach Richard ...
A 778-2261 qr 778-2284
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 MLS


Nicely furnished 3BR/2BA beach home, nestled 300' to the new beach. Excellent rental his-
on Anna Maria Island where dreams become tory. $165,000
reality. Delight in the peaceful, restful seclusion Ocean Park Terracey. $165,0 3 Bd 2Ba Turnkey
where gentle breezes, rolling waves, golden sun- Ocean Park Terrace 3 Bd 2Ba Turnkey
sets and miles of walking beaches abound in furnished rooftop terrace. Built-in wet bar
nature's tranquillity.Your private world is waiting and barbecue. $199,000
and it's yours for the asking. Please call Nick or Gulf Watch Condo's 2Br 2Ba turnkey fur-
Dick for a private showing of this rare find ... this nished with views of the new beach. Prices
home offers a sinful lifestyle at a heavenly price start at just $84,500.
of only $319,500.
Dick Maher at 778-6791
Nick Patsios at 778-4642
Neal & Neal _,._
REALTORS" MLS
778-2261 or 778-2244


MEMBERS ISLAND
CO-USTTNG SERVICE


ENJOY WEEKENDS OR A LIFETIME AT
SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS
Elevator, swimming pool & tennis
facilities. Nice two bedroom, two
bath unit $94,990.
HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave., P.O. Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


"LOTS OF LOTS"
$72,500, 518 Magnolia, 511/2x145,
close to Bay. Area of new homes.
$75,000, Poinsettia Dr., 68x105, close
to Bay. Short walk to north end.
$85,000, Tarpon/Magnolia, 100x115,
good neighborhood. Large lot.
$79,900, 413 Pine Ave., 52x145, com-
mercial lot. Prime location.
$160,000, 301 Pine Ave., 104x145, 2
commercial lots. Centrally situated.
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 GULF DRIVE P.O. Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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!

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GULF FRONT REDUCED!
Recent renovations on this Gulf front cottage
and lots of potential to create a nice "beach
home" plus future value to rebuild as in area of
prestigious homes. Panoramic view through the
pine trees and your "own" private beach due to
built-up beach. REDUCED TO $375,000.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blasslngame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 GULF DRIVE P.O. BOX 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-2259


BAYOU CONDO
March & April 1993 seasonal rental
NOW available. Canal front. Private
dock. 2 bedrooms. Best water view in
complex.


BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
It's all right here in the ISLANDER BYSTANDER.

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New, custom-built 3 bedroom, 2 bath canal front home.
Located on a private Lake La Vista Cul de Sac in the City of
Anna Maria.
Features include a formal dining room with French doors
leading to a breakfast porch, maple kitchen with tile floors and
a 4-seat counter overlooking 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.
778-7603

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Wendy Kay Foldes
Top Producer
1992
Anna Maria Office
For proven results call Wendy
After hours 755-0826
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3244 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-6654


Broker/Associate


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Worry-free leasing of your
property with our professional
management program. For
Details on receiving the
highest possible income and
the extensive services
provided both owners
and guests, contact the
KARLY CARLSON Anna Maria specialists,
OR (813) 778-2275, or call
MARY S. MILLER collect if out of state.
EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES
& EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES
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SERVICE Yard Clean Up Plantings
SRVIC Free Estimates 778-9665


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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
S* ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
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FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558

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Radio Dispatched
Emergency Service 778-5594
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778-7074 Financing Available


FAMILY OWNED AND
OPERATED FOR
OVER 10 YEARS


MONDAY-FRIDAY
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...
HUMIDITY CONTROLS
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
and tax.
"You are #1 with us."

REFRIGERATION
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778-9622..
HOLMES BEACH
5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach FL 34217
Lic # CAC044365
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PICKUP CAP Standard 8ft, fiberglass, 30 in high
w/slide window. 778-0727.
MENS 10 speed Sears "Free Spirit" bike. Like
new. $50. 778-4877.
GOOD 16.9' SAILBOAT (O'Day). Needs work and
mast. $500/OBO. 778-2884.
10' MULLET NET Superior quality. $75. Call 383-
5311.
WANTED CAMCORDER Reasonable price and in
good condition. 778-3710.


GARAGE SALE Sat 3/20, 8:30-?. Small appli-
ances, bird cages, etc. 303B 65th St, Holmes
Beach.
TRASH & TREASURES SALE Sun 3/21, 9-1:30.
To be held at the corner or East Bay & Manatee
Ave. To benefit Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce. To donate articles or volunteer your
time call the Chamber. 778-1541.
GARAGE SALE KEY ROYALE, 612 Baronet Lane
(rear). Sat 3/20. Too much to list. Furniture,
household, nice bedding, lots for collectors, tools,
fishing stuff.
GARAGE SALE Sat, 3/20. Furniture-misc. 9-?,
225 84th St, Holmes Beach.


1977 OLDSMOBILE Delta 88, v-6, 4 door, A/C,
auto, cruise control, $495. 778-9509.


Hobie 18', wings, new trampoline, cat tracks, excel-
lent condition, trailer. $1500. 778-0437.
1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer in-
cluded. Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $12,000. 778-
4084 or 778-6541.
25' 81 Formula Thunderbird. 89 marine engine,
galley, head w/bimini & cover. Must see, $9900.
778-7414.
1985 LIBERATOR 21', 260 V8 Mercury, I/O,
cuddy, cover & trailer. Low hours, extras, fresh
water. Excellent, $9850. 778-6565.


KITTENS FREE to good home. 778-5412.


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
salon. 778-2586.
MATURE WOMAN to work in boutique mornings.
778-4323.
LOOKING FOR ARTIST & craftsmen for April 10th
show. Non-juried. Entry fee$15. Call Gailat778-
4372. Sponsored by AMI Art League.
DELIVERY PERSON part-time Wednesdays. 778-
7978.
MATURE COMPANION in your home. Cooking,
driving, island resident, non-smoker. Full-time.
778-8216.


PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
778-2356.
CHEERFUL COMPANION In home care. Light
cleaning, cooking, driving, refined dependable, is-
land resident. Full or part time. 778-9617.
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With lustrous finishes, Kohler@ stainless steel kitchen sinks
reflect a strict attention to style and function. Visit our
showroom LaPensee Plumbing can help you achieve your
kitchen or bath design. We are a full service company,
specializing in repairs, remodeling and new construction.

THE BOLD LOOK
OFKOHLER.

LaPensee

Plumbing, Inc.


778-5622


LIC. #RF0049191


5348-B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach


CHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
COMPANY

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


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


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Landscaper Best References
Lawns Replanting Pruning Weeding
Condos or Private Residences ... 758-0684


SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
SUNSHINE CARPETS
See us for Carpet Vinyl* Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903

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








"WE GET RID OF THE RATS!"
Anna Maria Pest Control

CALL (813) 778-1630 Lic.No.4467

Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Saridy's\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
I Lawn \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
I1 Service) 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\ U778 Qi345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778I434 AND SATISFACTION



KEY INCOME TAX
& Business Services, Inc.

Individual, Partnership and Corporate
TAX PREPARATION
5500 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
FOR APPOINTMENT 778-5710
"Same Island Location Since 1971"


5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
(813) 778-7808

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10 YR OLD BOY will exercise your animal. M-F,
7-8 and 4-5. On-call weekends. Call Shawn. 778-
7228.
YES, Pine-So Patty & Co. is still here!! We do ev-
erything cleaning, windows, moving help, driving,
etc. 10% discount to Tom. Selleck 778-9217.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing 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 fur-
niture. Jon Kent, island resident, owner. 8 to 5
mobile # 745-4723.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling &
repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs, car-
ports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references, rea-
sonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private
parties or any occasion. 794-5947.
PRESSED FOR TIME Call Island Ironing. Beautifully
done by a professional with 20 years experience.
Openings available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.
FINAL TOUCH CLEANING SERVICE Experi-
enced, thorough, dependable and honest. 778-
6975 leave message.
FINE ALTERATIONS By Sandy. For all your cloth-
ing needs. 778-7808 after hrs 778-3079.
ISLAND WELDING Certified. Portable welding
and fabrication. Day or night. No job too small or
large. 729-2339.
OVER THE RAINBOW STITCHERY Making sew-
ing dreams come true. Custom domestic sewing.
Bernie Hemingway 795-7312.
BEFORE YOU GO back up north, leave your property
in good hands. Honest, dependable, local and profes-
sional. Will make a weekly check or complete manage-
ment of your home/condo. 778-5458.


GULF FRONT MOTEL: Rooms and efficiencies
available after March 10, from $65 nightly to $350
weekly. Operated by Beach Bistro...w/room ser-
vice. 778-9597.
ISLAND WEST APARTMENTS
GRACIOUS economy vacation apartments with pool.
One short blockto beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2 bedrooms.
Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.

SEASONAL RENTAL Available March 1 due to can-
cellation. 1/1 turnkey private cottage, cross street to
gulf. $1,000/mo includes telephone & cable TV. OR
March 1-May 30 $2,700 778-2832 after 6pm.
VACATION RENTAL 1/1 gulf front turnkey condo.
$500/wk includes telephone & cable TV. 778-2832
after 6pm.
AVAILABLE 94 Season. Anna Maria City, extra
clean, 2BR house, $1500/mo. 3/2 house, north
end. Water view, $1600mo 778-7383.
SEASONAL 2 apts. 2/1 & 1/1 on Intracoastal! Avail-
able now! Turnkey! Great fishing and great view! 778-
7980.
SHARED OFFICE SPACE located between Dr.
Norman's office and Headquarters. Approx 400 sq
ft. 778-7898.
WANTED TO RENT Feb or Mar. Holmes Beach/
Anna Maria area. 2BR, mature couple. Excellent
references. $1300 range. 778-5875.

CONTINUED


FOR RENT Looking for tenant to share commer-
cial office space. Great location, nice office. Up to
500 sq ft. Call Robin 778-7244 or 778-2151 eves.


RETIRED COUPLE needs rental for 1994 season,
on or near gulf or bay. Jan, Feb and March. Call
778-5722.
APARTMENT ON BEACH 2/2, everything fur-
nished except electric. Senior citizens only. Secu-
rity deposit $200. 778-2884.

GULF FRONT Annual lease. Only $750/month.
Direct beach front, 2/2, partially furnished with fabu-
lous 180* view! Anna Maria city near IGA market
and post office. One of a kind-Hurry! Call Green
Real Estate of Anna Maria. 778-0455.

VACANT RENTALS? For professional, personal-
ized rental management service. Call Yvonne
Higgins Real Estate at 778-1999.
YES! We have a few seasonal rental available.
Call Yvonne Higgins Real Estate at 778-1999.


CANAL FRONT annual 3/2, $1000/mo.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate at 778-1999.


Call


HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/den, fireplace, POOL,
deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, davits,
$189,000. Call Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980 Pru-
dential Florida Realty.
HOLMES BEACH 6/4, 2 story, w, large family
room, fireplace, decks, POOL, seawall, boat lift,
near Intracoastal, deep CANAL, extras! $399,000.
Call Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980 Prudential
Florida Realty.

DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL Deep water dockage!
Great view! Bradenton Beach. 2 story, 2/1, garage,
seawall, recently remodeled! $165,000. 778-7980.
BRADENTON BEACH mobile home, one block to
beach. 16' X 34', 2BR. Completely furnished with
many extras. $3500. 778-5199.
PERICO BAY CLUB Lovely 3/2, immaculate unit,
lake view. Security, pools, tennis, turnkey designer
finishes. 1 mile from beach. $125,000. 792-7828.
TOWNHOUSE 2/2, beautifully furnished. Short
walk to beach w/pool. $89,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins Real Estate at 778-1999.
BAY FRONT HOME 3/1.5, fabulous views! Mod-
ern 2 story stilt home, east car exterior and yard.
Call Yvonne Higgins Real Estate at 778-1999.
HOUSE IN Holmes Beach on water. Up to
$200,000. Ready for quick closing. Principals only.
778-4290.


FREE $10 discount coupon at Travel Gallery, 3633
Cortez Rd, behind McDonald's. Call us for airline,
AMTRAK, cruises or day trips. 753-5353.


LOST Small black dictaphone, containing tape of
professional notes, lost on Anna Maria Island,
around 1st of March. University of Minnesota se-
rial number on back of case. Reward for return.
778-4527.
FOUND near Roser Church. Very gentle de-
clawed cat. House broken, loving, dark brown with
fuzzy tail. 778-1242.


HOW TO ADVERTISE
CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: 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 $3.00?)
CLASSIFIED RATES: 3 LINES ARE $3.00, ADDITIONAL LINES: $1, BOXES $1, HEAD-
LINES 100 PER WORD. For more information, call 778-7978


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OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK


\ Elaine is still here ...

Painting by
S Elaine Defenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
n tServing the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468

ROOF REPAIRS INSURED* LICENSED
RE-ROOFING RC0042608
BUILT UP
SHINGLES



Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205

Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles


OTEY &
ASSOCIATES
COMPUTERIZED
ACCOUNTING
a < BOOKKEEPING
AND
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fl iIf ROUND
!l'R i" TAX SERVICE
Individual/Corporation
and Partnerships
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Holmes Beach
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
778-6118


J.R.

Painting

* Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
* Free Estimates

778-2139


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We never use steam!


"Our white berber carpet looks
wonderful since you cleaned it.
We'll be sure to tell our friends and
neighbors to call Fat Cat!"
Mary Ann & Patrick McCabe,
Village Green, Bradenton
Clean Carpet Lasts Longer & Looks Better

For fast, thorough, friendly service -
call me Jon Kent, Island resident and
S* owner of Fat Cat. Call my mobile phone
^ number, 745-4723, 8 AM to 5 PM.
CALL TODAY!

MEMBER: ANNA MARIA & LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 21 1-4


434 63RD STREET
SEASIDE GARDENS Park your boat at
your back door. Great 2BR/1BA unit w/up-
grades. JUST $97,500.
Mary Ann Schmidt or Janis Van Steenburgh
Office: 778-2261
4307 GULF DRIVE, #105
CAYMAN CAY Bright southern exposure
w/lanai. End unit with all the extra windows.
Quietest unit in complex. Just steps to the
beach. $84,900.
Frank Davis 778-2261 Evenings: 778-6335


521 SOUTH DRIVE
CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA -
2BR/2BA home with natural cedar siding. Great
room concept with open kitchen, large utility
room and more. View of Tampa Bay. Dock and
Davits. $214,900.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson Office: 778-2261
622 DUNDEE LANE
3BR/2BA home in mint condition. Split bedroom
plan, beautiful lawn with auto sprinklers. Lots of up-
grades. Boat dock on sailboat water canal. $239,500.
Hal Gillihan 778-2261 Evenings: 778-2194


1007 GULF DRIVE #103
SUMMER SANDS This 2BR/2BA unit is
one of the nicest units on the Island. Property
runs from Gulf to Bay. Enjoy beach or your
own boat dock. $149,900
Bill Bowman 778-2261 Office: 778-4619
6300 FLOTILLA DRIVE #91
SHELL POINT Updated 2BR/2BA unit
with lots of extras. Walk right out to lawns and
beautiful Bay. Complex has all the extras.
$138,000.
Marilyn Trevethan Office: 778-2261


JUST LISTED


'SHELL POINT
Great water view from this 2BR/2BA unit.
Carport with storage area. Great rental history.
$125,000.
Bobye Chasey 778-2261 Evenings: 778-1532
LOCATION LOCATION!
3BR/2BA home located just one block from
wide walking beach. Great rental history.
$179,500.
Dick Maher or Marilyn Trevethan
Office: 778-2261


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2nd floor, direct Bayfront 2BR/2BA unit. Nicely
decorated and good rental potential. Glass en-
closed lanai. Heated pools, tennis. $155,000.
Dick Maher 778-2261 Evenings: 778-6791
BEACH FRONT HOME
Lovely 3BR/2BA home located directly on the
Gulf of Mexico in quiet area of Holmes Beach.
$319,500.
Dick Maher or Nick Patsios
Office: 778-2261 or 778-2244


(813) 778-2261


KEY ROYALE
On Anna Maria Island Owner financing avail-
able on this 2BR/2BA home on canal in presti-
gious Key Royale. Pool, open floor plan and
fenced stone yard are just some of the many fea-
tures. $255,999
Evelyn Mitchell 778-2261 Evenings: 778-1952
DUPLEX
Just one block to walking beach. Short distance
to shopping, restaurants, library and post of-
fice. One car garage. $99,900
Rose Schnoerr 778-2261 Evenings: 778-7780



(813) 778-2244


SALE

TROPICAL & CLASSICAL
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50% OFF DAVID SMITH SPORTSWEAR
50% OFF COTTON CONNECTION
50% OFF JAMES WORLD
& OTHER SALE SPECIALS










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9903 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
(ONE BLOCK BEFORE THE SANDBAR
RESTAURANT ON THE RIGHT)
778-3125


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