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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE MARCH 25, 1993




ISANDERI II



What a difference a week makes

















Photo: Susan Runfola Photo: Paul Roat
The wicked March 12 storm that lashed Anna Maria Island andpummuled the newly renourished beach along the Gulf shore is all but a memory. Islanders may
enjoy the difference a few days make: the picture at left was taken the afternoon of the fury in the 600 block of Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach. The picture at
right was taken a few days ago. Coastal planners have declared the beach a success, as it allowed the island to withstand the high waves that decimated much of
our neighbors to the north.


Parking for Gulf

Drive Cafe not

illegal
by Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Contrary to statements contained in a legal document
filed by the Summer Sands Condominium Association,
Thomas Chipain received approval from the Bradenton
Beach City Council in 1989 to use his property for acces-
sory parking for his business, the Gulf Drive Cafe.
bp.-March 5, 1993, the Summer Sands Condo-
filmiium Association filed an injunction to restrain
Chipain from building the parking lot based partly on
the assumption that Chipain had no permit and that no
special exception had been granted that would allow
him to use his lot for parking. The injunction has been
denied by Circuit,Civil Judge Scott M. Brownell.
Chipain received the permit during Linda Barrett
O'Neill's tenure as mayor. In a letter sent to Braden-
ton Beach Building Official Joe Romano on February
22, 1993, William Brisson of Adley, Brisson, &
Engman, a planning and economic corporation, stated:
"The City Council, when it adopted the Land Devel-
opment Code in July of 1990, included provisions re-
garding the design of parking areas which will apply
to Mr. Chipain's parking lot."
Romano said, "Prior council approved the special
exception permit with stipulations. The stipulations
have been met and it would be a travesty of justice not
to let Chipain use his property to provide parking for
his business."
Stipulations were that the lot not be accessed from
Gulf Drive and that it meet lighting and landscaping
requirements, have adequate separation of vehicular
and pedestrian traffic, a proper surface, and a proper
irrigation system. Chipain's lot meets with the appli-
cable provisions and stipulations including accessing
his lot from 10th Street, not Gulf Drive.
The Summer Sands Condominium abuts the park-
ing lot, and the owners contend that the use of
Chipain's land for business parking is illegal and that
the use diminishes the value of their property.


Seay brothers say

'NO'

to pier lease

changes
By Joy Courtney
Editor
Anna Maria City is having second thoughts con-
cerning the terms of its City Pier lease.
The lease to operate the pier facilities was assigned to
Ben and Phil Seay, the original owners of the land and
property now known as the Anchorage, Restaurant &
Lounge after leaseholder Ed Porter, president of West
Florida Seafood, Inc., (Fast Eddie's), went defunct.
The Anna Maria City Commission, motivated by
lessons learned during the foreclosure fiasco but stuck
in the legal quagmire of only being able to deal with
the issue at hand, directed its city attorney to try to
renegotiate a few terms of the lease after the assign-
ment was finalized in January.
The city wants to shorten the remaining term of the
lease (currently six years), drop the provision allowing the
lessee to reassign the lease or sub-lease, and shorten de-
fault periods, according to public documents. A rent in-
crease was also broached but that issue died before the city
attorney put pen to paper. The city also offered the Seay
brothers an opportunity to bring to the table any lease pro-
visions they were not comfortable with.
Secure in the fact that they can pay the rent on time
(currently $2,166.'67 per month) and have the assets to
maintain the physical condition of the pier, the Seay
brothers, responding through their attorney, agreed to
shorten the monetary default period from 30 to 15 days
and the non-monetary default period from 60 to 30
days. To the other issues ... NO!
In more professional terms, the Seay brothers were
not receptive to any further modifications to the lease
nor did they desire to make any counter proposals to
those contained in the original document.
It does not appear likely the city will be able to
successfully negotiate additional changes, according to
the city attorney.


Whitmore jumps

on new bridge

resolution
By Bonner Presswood
Holmes Beach City Councilperson Carol
Whitmore has taken the jump on her fellow council
members with a proposed resolution to amend the
council's prior approval of a 65-foot high, fixed-span
bridge to Anna Maria Island at Manatee Avenue.
Vowing she is not "bowing to pressure from the
press," Whitmore says her resolution is the same one
she proposed to the previous council months ago that
died for lack of a second.
But Whitmore's resolution lacks the conviction of
an alternative solution.
The resolution states, "the City Council supports the
construction of a two-lane bridge with two 10-foot emer-
gency shoulders with no specifications on bridge height."
The resolution includes the results of the straw poll
vote, where 1,045 of 1,316 Holmes Beach total regis-
tered voters opposed a 65-foot bridge during last
November's general election.
It also recognizes that the City will not infringe on
the rights of its citizens to oppose or stop construction
of the 65-foot bridge.
The Florida Department of Transportation has spent
over $1 million on studies and plans to date for the 65-foot
bridge and intends to proceed with their plans for replace-
ment The Florida Department of Environmental Regula-
tion has denied a permit to FDOT, prompting the trans-
portation agency to request a time extension to provide
additional information for DER consideration.
See editorial, page 4.


Address Fed up about the proposed bridge at Manatee Avenue? Want to make a difference?
File your objection to the bridge project by writing to the Florida Department of
your Environmental Regulation stating objections based on the environmental impact and/
or safety concerns. Be sure to include the DER file number, 412178603.
bridge Send the letters to: DER, Attn. Ms. Francine Ffolkes, 2600 Blair Stone Road,
Twin Tower Office Building, Tallahassee, FL 32301. (FILE #412178603) You may
beefs to: also send or drop letters to the Islander Bystander for forwarding to the DER.
See related article on page 2, editorial on page 4.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters ..................................... Page 4
Those Were the Days ..............Page 6
Meetings ................................ Page 13
Police ..................................... Page 14
Sports .................................... Page 16
School Lunch Menu...............Page 18
Real Estate ............................Page 19
Classifieds ............................ Page 22







[W THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MARCH 25, 1993 E PAGE 2


Over, under and inside Island bridges


Bridges are the most common
thread Islanders have.
And for Anna Maria, that thread
is threatened.


Mayor Geyer will

veto future bridge

resolutions
At a recent meeting of the Island Transportation
Planning Organization, Mayor Pat Geyer stated that
she would veto any future resolutions made by Holmes
Beach City Council in opposition to a 65-foot, high-
span bridge on Manatee Avenue.
On April 6, the five-member council will take on
a new persona when three newly elected members of-
ficially participate in their first meeting. All three
strongly oppose the bridge and have vowed to continue
pursuing ways to stop construction of the span.
Geyer's statement came in response to questions
from Tom Hoey of Anna Maria City. He asked if the
mayor would exercise her right to veto if council voted
to change the city's position on the issue. At first
Geyer only replied, "I.feel very strongly about the
bridge, let's wait and see."
When Hoey continued to press for a more specific
response, she said, "I feel we need the bridge for safety
reasons. There is a lot of misinformation, and, yes, I
would veto."
Of the group of elected officials who voted to sup-
port the controversial bridge, only the mayor and two
councilmembers remain in office.



Cortez Bridge

rehabilitation to

start in 1994
By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
A preliminary study has been done and consultants
have been hired to advise on the rehabilitation of the
Cortez Bridge. The repairs are tentatively scheduled to
begin in 1994.
Dewey Oliver, an official with the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation (FDOT), reported to a meeting
of Island elected officials that the total cost of rehabili-
tation is estimated at $1,288,860. The project, which
could take more than a year to complete, includes re-
moval and rebuilding of the bridge frame and the in-
side of the span, renovation of the tender's facilities,
cleaning and painting, and concrete repairs.
At the March 17 meeting, Bradenton Beach Mayor
Katie Pierola requested that the installation of lights
be added to the plans.
Oliver estimated that lights would cost an addi-
tional $100,000, but stated he would investigate the
feasibility of installing highway lighting on the bridge.
According to Oliver, the 30-year-old span has
structural and architectural problems and all movable
parts, including electrical and mechanical portions,
need rehabilitation or replacement.


It's not a pretty sight. Beneath the Key Royale bridge lies undermined support slabs and cracking pile jackets.

Key Royale Bridge in dire need of repair


Holmes Beach City Council has authorized the ini-
tiation of emergency procedures to expedite repairs on
the Key Royale Bridge. The structure, the only link be-,
tween the upscale neighborhood and west Holmes
Beach, was declared unsafe when engineers under con-
tract to the state of Florida conducted an inspection on
March 10.
Council's action allows John Fernandez, superin-
tendent of public works, to bypass the normal process
of advertising for bids. He is authorized to use his dis-
cretion in contracting for repairs.
Serious undermining of support slabs was discov-
ered during a routine inspection conducted by Parsons,
Brickerhoff, Quade & Douglas, Inc., a Tampa engi-
neering firm.


"There is no imminent danger, but I want to play
on the safe side," Fernandez said.
The city was aware that the bridge was due for
repairs but did not believe the problem to be serious,
according to Fernandez. In January, Holmes Beach
advertised for bids and got no response.
"It would take at least two more months to follow the
same procedure, that's the main reason I asked to proceed
under an emergency procedure," Fernandez said.
The firm that conducted the cursory inspection on
March 10 will now be asked to return and complete a
more in-depth study.
If Fernandez is satisfied with the assessment, he
plans to retain the company so bridge repair can be
completed quickly.


Grant to take sting


out of Lake LaVista project


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Anna Maria City is being forced to cough up ap-
proximately $25,000 to dredge Lake LaVista a big
bi-annual bill for any island city. The Lake LaVista
Study Committee has worked to take some sting out of
the current dredging bite with a $15,000 grant from the
West Coast Inland Navigational District.
The Lake LaVista Study Committee was formed
in 1991 when the city was again faced with a costly
dredging bill of $20,000. The committee, working
hand in glove with Frank Tyndall and Ann Beck of
Anna Maria's public works department, decided its
purpose would be to come up with a long-term, cost-
effective means to maintain the Lake LaVista Channel.
"We started out with nothing except our goal,"
said spokesman Dan Woodland. "We wanted to help
the city set up a plan to maintain the channel and also
find a way to help pay for it in the future."


Meeting challenge of 'Blizzard of 1993'


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Fire District responded to more
than 50 calls for assistance during the raging storm that
struck Anna Maria Island on March 19 and 20. Forty-
four persons worked a total of 450 man hours in an ef-
fort to minimize trauma to the island and its residents.
Fire Chief Andy A. Price, Jr. reports that from ap-
proximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday evening, when the
effects of the storm were first felt, through Saturday
evening's abnormally high tide, the fire district received
calls for assistance for a myriad of emergencies.
Concerned residents called to report damage to
buildings and roofs; to receive help with downed trees
and power lines; to request assistance for medical emer-


agencies; and to report fires.
Several evacuations were made. One patient who
needed kidney dialysis was transported to the hospital.
In a cooperative effort, volunteers and paid person-
nel worked together to man five engine companies, two
rescue companies, the fire dispatch center, fire district
lines, and Island Emergency Operations Center.
Though damage was moderate, the storm took its
toll on the fire district. One fire engine sustained a bro-
ken windshield, another a cut tire, and two were dam-
aged by water. One firefighter's wrist was broken while
he was removing trees from Gulf Drive.
"The operations of the fire district went very
smoothly and we are pleased with the efforts of our
people," Fire Chief Price said.


The committee fell upon the means of obtaining its
goal by chance.
"I read a small article about the West Coast Inland
Navigation District (WCIND) involved with Mote Ma-
rine," explained Woodland. "I called out of curiosity. I
spoke to its Executive Director Jim Armstrong who ex-
plained the district was funded by a portion of property
taxes involving Manatee, Sarasota, Lee and Charlotte
Counties. The purpose of the funds from the district was
right up Lake LaVista' s alley. Armstrong became a good
advisor and pointed us to the right agencies."
With all the paperwork mandatorily funneled
through Manatee County for project consideration,
WCIND approved a $25,000 grant in preparation for
the next dredging project. All was well and good un-
til the Florida Department of Natural Resources in-
formed the committee in 1992 of new environmental
study requirements needed before the project could be
permitted. With the consent of WCIND, the grant was
reassigned to the study process. Fortunately, once the
studies are completed and approved this year, the en-
vironmental permits will be valid for five years.
At present, the channel is in extremely bad condi-
tion and is adversely affecting the lake's storm drain-
age effectiveness and inlet water life. Pressed by
Mother Nature on one side and the small budget of
Anna Maria City on the other, the committee, now
possessing grant writing expertise, applied for $15,000
in emergency dredge funds. If approved by WCIND (it
looks good the project crossed the Manatee County
approval hurdle), the grant will substantially defray the
expense to Anna Maria City.
"We have come a long way," said Woodland. "We
know how to apply for a grant, understand the permit-
ting and dredging process and will now go into the
next phase of coming up with a long term financial
plan. We didn't want the city in the position of deal-
. ing with the problem alone."






ljj THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MARCH 25, 1993 0 PAGE 3

Holmes Beach City Council wants mayors off ITPO


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach City Council members do not want
mayors to be representatives on the board of the Island
Transportation Planning Organization (ITPO). At last
week's regularly scheduled meeting, Council Member
Carol Whitmore made a motion requesting that only
city council members be allowed to sit on the board.
Copies of Whitmore's motion were forwarded to
the city councils of Anna Maria City and Bradenton
Beach. The motion reads: "I move that the city of
Holmes Beach be represented by city council members
only on the ITPO and recommend that ITPO members
should not include mayors."
Bradenton Beach Commissioners responded im-
mediately by voting to retain Mayor Katie Pierola as
their representative.
If Anna Maria City's commissioners vote that a
council member, not Mayor Ray Simches, should rep-


resent them, Whitmore believes the ITPO board would
be bound by the wishes of the majority to have coun-
cil representatives instead of mayors on the board.
Anna Maria's meeting was in progress when the Is-
lander Bystander went to press.
The controversy started earlier this year when
Bradenton Beach elected Mayor Katie Pierola as its
ITPO representative. In response to the action, Anna
Maria City Mayor Ray Simches and Holmes Beach
Mayor Pat Geyer each appointed themselves to the
board. Historically, representatives have been council
members, not mayors.
When questioned about the self-appointments,
Simches said, "I appointed myself because the board
should be equal. If one city is represented by a mayor,
all the cities should have mayors. We should be peers."
Geyer concurred with his position.
Simches also believes that part of the problem
stems from the differences in the cities' charters. Both


Katie is frustrated, outraged


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola is frustrated
at what she perceives as blatant favoritism by the
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The source of her outraged is an expensive, com-
puterized video produced by a state consultant which
shows options for the replacement of the John
Ringling Causeway drawbridge linking St. Armands
Key to Sarasota. She wants Anna Maria Island resi-
dents to have the same options for replacement of the
bridge at Manatee Avenue.
After viewing the video at a meeting of the Sara-
sota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO) on Monday, Pierola exploded. She asked that
the Manatee Avenue (Anna Maria Island Bridge)
project be halted immediately and that Anna Maria
Island be given the same consideration as Sarasota.
"You just don't know what it feels like to sit here
and watch this," she said. "We fought the Cortez


Bridge for a year and now you're building a high
bridge on Manatee Avenue that we don't want. Please
give us equal treatment."
The video superimposes computerized images of
bridges of various heights and designs and shows the
effect each will have on the environment. A tunnel
under the Sarasota Bay is also included as an option for
Sarasota area residents and officials to consider.
Manatee County Commissioner Kent Chetlain sec-
onded Pierola's motion to halt the bridge but later re-
scinded. "I just want the same kind of video consideration
in the future," he said. He stated he had misunderstood the
intent of the motion. The MPO board rejected the motion
and refused Pierola's request to have further discussion on
the bridge issue at the April MPO meeting.
David May, district secretary for FDOT, said,
"The state will seek no further public input before
starting the Manatee County project."
Pierola plans to request a copy of the video and
invite island residents to view the taped presentation.


Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach have a "weak" may-
oral form of government, where the mayor has a vote
equal to the four other members of the council. The
Holmes Beach City Charter mandates a "strong" may-
oral government, where Geyer is considered the "chief
executive" with substantial influence over policy -
making decisions and has veto power over the five-
member council.
Whitmore said that she objects to having mayors
on the ITPO Board because council members are more
representative of the people.
"This is not a proper forum for mayors. It should
be a legislative body and only working council persons
should be on the board," she said.
The purpose of the ITPO is to carry out the trans-
portation planning process in the Anna Maria Island
area.
Pierola is the group's representative on the Metro-
politan Planning Organization's Board.


ITPO to add

citizens, procedures
The Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion (ITPO) would like to update its rules and pro-
cedures, elect alternate members from each city,
and add a Citizen's Advisory Committee and a
Technical Advisory Committee to the
organization's roster.
The mayors from the three island cities now
comprise the board of the ITPO. The mayors will
ask their council members to elect alternates, and
appoint citizens to serve on the advisory boards.
They also will seek approval to amend and update
the organization's rules and procedures.
The ITPO meets once a month one week before
the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
meets. The inter-local organization was formed in
1989 to give Anna Maria Island representation on the
Metropolitan Planning Organization. The island rep-
resentative to the MPO is rotated between cities alpha-
betically every two years.


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How to change the


bridge plan
It is possible that we can change the new Manatee
Avenue monster bridge. The Florida Department of
Environmental Regulation (DER) needs every interested
citizen's help in battling the Florida Department of
Transportation's plans for abridge, and they need it now.
The DER has denied a permit based on FDOT's $1
million plan for the replacement bridge to Anna Maria
Island at Manatee Avenue. In the process of denial, FDOT
has requested a time extension to provide additional infor-
mation to DER in the hope of receiving permit approval.
If they default failing to respond by the deadline of May
12 the DER permit denial is final.
Anyone concerned about the bridge for environ-
mental or safety reasons should write to DER imme-
diately with their concerns.
According to Ken Huntington of the DER, state-
ments made at the recent Island Elected Officials meet-
ing by FDOT representative Dewey Oliver raise a
question regarding public health and safety of the pro-
posed 65-foot bridge.
While Det. John Cosby spoke about emergency
plans for the future and the effects of the most recent
no-name storm, Oliver commented that the proposed
65-foot bridge would have performed well in that
storm and that "only high-profile vehicles would have
been effected by the winds." Had we evacuated, the
process would require residents who could not leave
on their own to be evacuated on Manatee County tran-
sit buses. High-profile vehicles?
Mike Latessa, the county's Emergency Manage-
ment director, states that the transit buses would not be
considered high-profile vehicles due to their wheel
base and low center of gravity. So, how many of you
want to ride a bus in a storm on a 65-foot bridge?
Further checking led to the water management
engineer with DER, Early Sorenson, who states that of
the seven criteria for granting or denial of a permit, the
number one factor is the adverse affect on public
health, safety, welfare and property.
If in the interest of public safety, Manatee County
buses would not be allowed on the bridge during high
winds, Sorenson believes it is a valid question to con-
sider during the permit review.
If the decision by DER not to permit the bridge is
reversed, all objectors would be notified and heard at
an administrative hearing (which could be requested
by the FDOT or any third party objector) by an impar-
tial hearing officer.
Upset about the bridge? Write to the addresses on
page 1 before May 12.


CA I WC.


During the recent "mother of all storms, "Braden-
ton Beach residents, Police Chief Maloney, Council-
man Jack Charlton and Mayor Katie Pierola shared
frustration over the emergency phone system.
It didn't work. If it had, calls from residents to
Bradenton Beach City Hall would have been for-
warded to the Island Emergency Operations Center,
where Pierola waited with other city officials. Instead,
as residents who attended last week's council meeting
complained, their calls to city hall went unanswered.
Charlton had his own problems on Saturday morning
around 5 a.m. At the Sandpiper Mobile Home Resort
where he resides, he assisted in moving residents who had
water in their homes and/or feared being blown away, to
the clubhouse, a wood frame structure.
Charlton also tried to call the emergency center but
the lines weren't open and that didn't work. He tried
to contact Chief Maloney at police headquarters look-
ing for help and was automatically forwarded to the


Report the news,

don't instigate it
Recently, in another weekly Island publication, I
felt my integrity was being questioned. Their first
statement was, "The biggest surprise is winner Billie
Martini."
No one was more surprised than I to be elected to
the Holmes Beach Council. But the statement that I am
"the most fanatic anti-bridge candidate" really sur-
prised me. I stated I was against the bridge, as many
others in Holmes Beach have. This makes me the most
fanatic? Come now.
It was also stated, "Martini is aware of a possible
re-call movement." The only time I heard mention of
a re-call was from the caller from that publication. I
believe I told the caller that I do not like re-call move-
ments.
Also, the word "we," should have been "I" in in-
troducing a resolution rescinding the present resolution
supporting the 65-foot high bridge. I said I would bring
it up if no one else does.
It would be refreshing to have news reported, not
instigated, because as far as I am concerned, Holmes
Beach Council meetings will run smoothly with the


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sheriff's department, standard procedure when all of-
ficers are out on call.
Charlton admits to being a little more blunt than
he should have, but "when I stepped out my door, I
was in 18 inches of water." He attempted to convince
the sheriff's department to put him in touch with
Maloney to no avail.
He tried to convince them they should be thinking
of evacuation, to no avail.
Charlton manned the Emergency Operations Center
during the preceding 10 to 14 hours of Hurricane Andrew
last year and the forwarding system on the phones did not
work then either. This was the third instance of the emer-
gency phone system failing the city.
But in light of the possible consequences, and the
possible severity of another storm, Charlton considers
the recent storm a "blessing in disguise."
Chief Maloney has vowed to solve the phone
problems before the next emergency.


Mayor and all five council members doing their best
for the city.
Am I, a 66-year old woman, so formidable, I deserve
these innuendoes against my creditability? And if I am so
formidable, what made them so surprised I won?
Billie Martini,
Holmes Beach Councilperson

Circus thanks

from Center
Right now, before we get into full swing ahead on
the '93 Benefit Auction, I wish to express to you my
most sincere thanks for your involvement in the suc-
cess of the Great American Circus.
The colorful tent and the sound of the calliope are
gone, but your contribution remains in our hearts.
On behalf of myself, our board and our staff, and
the thousands of residents and visitors who participate
in our activities year-round, thank you for your help.
Keep up the great work with your paper. We look
forward to each week's issue.
Pierrette Kelly
Executive Director
Anna Maria Island Community Center


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March exhibit features

Art League Student

Showcase


The Anna Maria Island Art League
will present a special "Student Show-
case" during the month of March, ex-
hibiting artworkof students from the
classes of Mary DuCharme, Rachel
Kaufman, Sydney McKenna, Irene
Murphy and Nancy Schaefer.
An Open House and Awards Cer-
emony was held recently, honoring both
students and instructors. Students re-
ceiving Ribbon Awards were: W A -
TERCOLOR: (beginners) 1st- Colleen
Cannon, 2nd Norma Knox; (interme-
diate) 1st Irene Lamont, 2nd Mary
Bowditch, 3rd Jane Fitzgerald; (ad-
vanced) 1st Anne Abgott, 2nd Ona
Alescio, 3rd Ann Elise Roataille.
DRAWING: (Pencil) 1st Jessica
Holmes, 2nd- Joyce Packard; (contour)
Ist Anna Morgan, 2nd Jack Kee, 3rd
- Mary Gobell; (beginner) 1st Irene
Murphy, 2nd Jack Kee, 3rd Mikki
Hansen; (intermediate) 1st Gene
Martineau, 2nd Carolyne Norwood;
(advanced) 1st Doug Kramer; 2nd -
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OILS: 1st Ben Gaterud, 2nd Les
Burgon.
CRAFTS: 1st Rose Butts (bead-


ing); 2nd Lois Schipper (pine needle
basketry), 3rd Lois Schipper (bead-
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HONORABLE MENTIONS:
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Scott, Martha Stewart, Blanche
Vanderzee, Kathryn Hampton and
Diane Viola.
Special Showcase Awards for over-
all excellence were presented to 1st -
Ben Gaterud (Oils) and 2nd Jessica
Holmes (prismacolor). Best of Show
was awarded to Anne Abgott for her
eye-catching watercolor painting of
"Blue China." Anne is a second year
student, studying under Sydney
McKenna and her progress with tech-
nique and style has been remarkable.
Judging the show was Julie Claudel
Stewart, well-known local artist and is-
land resident. Julie gave each student in
the show a personal commentary on
their artwork, a personal touch that was
appreciated by the students.
The public is invited to stop by the
Island Galley West, 5348 Gulf Dr. N.,
Holmes Beach, and enjoy this fine ex-
hibit by 45 adult students through the
month of April.


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Beginning the saga of Anna Maria City,
70 years old this year, by June Alder

ANNA MARIA FOLKS

TO BOOST ISLAND


Anna Maria Key (Spe-
cial) The citizens of Anna
Maria have come to the point
where they feel that improve-
ments are not being made fast
enough to suit the times and
have determined to take a hand
in this matter themselves in the
future; therefore they have or-
ganized meetings of the resi-
dents to discuss the welfare and
progress of this community.
The last meeting was held at
the bathing pavilion and very
well attended, many taking a
part in the discussion. Hon.
Wallace Tervin, representative
of this district in the Florida leg-
islature, gave a fine talk which
was very closely attended to,
and after further discussion, the
matter of incorporation by the !.
community was gone into quite
fully.
A committee was appointed
of the interested parties which Overgrown Pine A
will endeavor to have everyone
with interests at this end of the island to be in atten-
dance at the next meeting to be held at the same place
Tuesday evening at 7:30.
-The Evening Herald,
February 27, 1923

In the early spring of 1923 Manatee Countians
were excited about two things: the news from Egypt


Avenue in 1923.


where archaeologists were unearthing fabulous trea-
sures from the recesses of the 3,000-year-old tomb of
King Tut; and the daily activities of Branch Rickey's
St. Louis Cardinals at their spring training camp in
Bradentown.
No wonder the above dispatch from Anna Maria
Key was stuck in the back pages of the Herald between
the "Amusements" column and the list of registrants


at the Tourist Information
Bureau. Who cared about a
few oddballs living out on
"the beach"? To be sure,
Bradentown folks visited
there more often than they
used to, now that there was
a bridge to the Island-but
only to swim and fish on
weekends and holidays.
-_r You had to be pecu-
liar to live year-round on
Anna Maria Key. An Eden
it wasn't.
That bridge built in
1921 almost had no place to
go. For just before it was
finished the fearsome Octo-
ber hurricane of 1921 (the
worst to strike Tampa Bay
since 1848, it was said) al-
most obliterated the Key. A
75-mile-an-hour wind drove
-- foaming 10-foot high waves
clear across it in many spots
and sheared off the north tip
(called Redfish Point then).
The remaining stands of cypress and oaks and pine
trees that Will Bean hadn't uprooted in 1910-11 for his
Anna Maria Beach Resort got killed off. So did the
coconut palms the son of the island's first settler had
planted down the middle of the wide avenue (Pine)
leading from his long dock on the Bay to the hotel and
bathhouse along the Gulf.
Bean's dream resort was in trouble long before the
hurricane, however. He soon ran out of cash, got bailed
out by St. Petersburg developer C. M. Roser, and finally
lost it all to Roser in 1917. The war in Europe put a
damper on tourism and the resort never recovered. By the
time Roser managed to peddle it to a New Hampshire
corporation in December 1922, it was decidedly down-at-
the-heel. The unpaved streets were in a wretched condi-
tion. There was only a winding horse-and-buggy trail
down south to the bridge. So Cortez Beach, with its new,
modem bathhouse, was getting all the business from the
tourists coming across in their flivvers.
The brief minutes of that meeting, recorded in
flowing Spencerian handwriting on the stiff, yellow-
ing pages of a small ledger now kept in the safe at the
Anna Maria City Hall tell us that four men took lead-
ership.
Temporary chairman S. N. "Sam" Davis, was the
operator of the bathing pavilion (located where the Sand
Bar Restaurant is today, and C. W. Bonham, temporary
secretary, was among the early (1912 or 1913) buyers of
a Bean-built house, near the C. N. Roser home just up
from the dock on the Bay. The members of a committee
to "wait upon absent residents" consisted of W. M.
"Mitch" Davis, fishing guide and builder of the tiny
church and school as well as most of the homes in the
resort community; H. C. Ditmus, a former circusman and
vaudeville performer; and Bonham. Their task was to get
a "good turnout" for the next meeting, five days away. It
would be a momentous one.

Now, a word from our sponsor ...
Something new in the way of entertainment is the
"visual education and radio exhibition" advertised to
be given at the Anna Maria Hotel on the evening of
Feb. 28. The films will cover a number of health fea-
tures, conservation work, nature studies, travel, cow-
boy sports, winter sports and other things. It promises
to provide an evening of unusual entertainment.
The hotel has been full up for some time and any-
one contemplating a stay here had better make reser-
vations in advance or run the chance of being com-
pelled to seek other accommodations.
The Evening Herald, February 28, 1923


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Produce stand luscious fund-raiser Photo: Joy Courtney
for Baptist youth group
Nancy Granahan, visiting from Illinois, enjoyed buying fresh strawberries from
the produce stand sponsored by the Youth Group of the Island Baptist Church.
The group's members are selling fresh, farm picked, grocery-store quality
produce to support their upcoming summer adventures. The produce is donated
by a generous but publicity shy farmer in Parrish, and Anna Maria Elementary
School Principal Jim Kronus helped work out the details for the group (involv-
ing as many as 50 Island kids) to have its stand in the school's parking lot. The
Youth Group's future Saturday sales of strawberries, tomatoes, apples and
oranges will be advertised. P.S. The strawberries were delicious!


Talented islander

does woodworking

from scratch


By Joy Courtney
Editor
To make something out of nothing
is an enviable talent. You know the
type. The cook who can walk into a
kitchen with nothing in it and put to-
gether a fine meal just by slapping to-
gether "oh, just a little bit if this and a
little bit of that." Or the friend who "just
sews a little" but can whip a few yards
of material around, disappear for a
couple of minutes and come out looking
like a model in spring catalogue.
A member of this rare breed is
Clyde Tanner of Anna Maria City. His
talent lies in wood working. Put a piece
of wood in front of him, leave him alone
a while and out will pop an adult or
child's glider, or a porch swing, or a


cradle, or shelves, or a beach chair or a
decorative piece or whatever.
Tanner especially enjoys making
items for children. His granddaughter
reaps the rewards of Tanner's wood
working skills with a outdoor swing set
that is the envy of every pint-sized per-
son in the neighborhood. And it's sweet
to see little tables and chairs set for tea
surrounded by all types of Tanner's
hand-made pull toys.
"I never use a pattern," explained
Tanner. "I see something in wood I like
or come up with an idea and then draw
a picture of it to suit me. I make my own
patterns and keep them. I do sell my
work at flea markets because it's a good
excuse to keep making more. I really
enjoy working with wood."


Photo: Joy Courtney
Wagons Ho! a finely crafted piece
Clyde Tanner of Anna Maria City has made his hobby of wood working into eye-
pleasing and usable masterpieces. He kneels by his replica of a pioneer wagon
used as a planter. The tongue and wheels of the wagon move. The horses are
hitched up with a real leather harness, and a moveable canvass cover completes
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"How dare you speak of him as you did when he The play opens in the chapel/theater of Roser
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production of "The Night of January 16th," by Ayn has tickets on sale. Cost is $6 per person/$3 for
Rand, and directed by Islander Dorothy McChesney. students.


Episcopal Church
Women to meet
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, will
have Resurrection House of Sarasota present the pro-
gram for its meeting on Thursday, April 1.
The event takes place in Lowe Hall at the church.
Call 778-1638 by Monday, March 29, to make reser-
vations for the noon luncheon.

Island Garden Club
schedules potluck
The regular potluck dinner meeting of the Island
Garden Club will be held Thursday, March 25, at 6:30
p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation in Holmes
Beach.
The speaker will be Barbara Anderson of the See-
ing Eye Dog organization who will bring one of the
trained dogs to the meeting.
In addition, Pierette Kelly, director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, will be presented
with a $1,000 check to benefit the Center's Scholar-
ship Fund.

McGarity to speak
to Hi-23
Pat McGarity, director of Freedom Village, will
speak to the Hi-12 about her community at the club's
meeting to be held on Thursday, March 25, at Pete
Reynard's restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with the luncheon to
follow. All Master Masons and their guests are invited.

Reservations needed for
Travel Club meeting
The Anna Maria Island Travel Club will hold its
last meeting of the season on April 1 at Cafe Robar in
Anna Maria City for a Dutch treat luncheon.
Several speakers will give presentations on travel.
Also, a check, earmarked for the after-school
children's program at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, will be presented to the Center's Execu-
tive Director Pierrette Kelly.
Call travel club members Frank and Harriett at
730-1341 after 4 p.m. for reservations. Visitors are
cordially invited.


Free attention-deficit
disorder seminar
at Center
Bradenton therapists Marie Bennett and Bobbie
Law will offer a free a one and one-half hour seminar .
on children with attention-deficit disorder at 6 p.m.,
Thursday, March 25, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave. on the north end of
the island. Free child care will be provided
Children with attention-deficit disorder may exhibit
behaviors which can be self-defeating for them and frus-
trating for their parents and teachers. They often seem to
daydream and have a difficult time following through on
projects and tasks.
But there is help, and an understanding of this disor-
der can be the first step toward relief. Both therapists of-
fering this free presentation are parents of children with
attention deficits.
Anyone who knows or suspects that a child may
be suffering from this behavior, are invited to attend
this open session. For more information, contact the
Community Center at 778-1908, or Marie Bennett at
747-0800.

Reserve now for the
Woman's Club
fashion show
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
hold its annual luncheon and fashion show on Wednes-
day, April 7, at the Bradenton Beach Country Club
starting at noon.
Lovely spring styles will be presented by the Jarvis
Shoppe in Palma Sola Square.
Chairperson Loretta Galivan announces tickets are
$9 each and reservations must be made no later than
Thursday, April 1. Call Mabel Peltier at 778-5432 for
reservations.

Church women unite
Church Women United will meet at Christ U.M.
Church at 5512 26th St. W. on Friday, April 1.
Coffee hour will start at 9:30 a. to be followed by
a program and business meeting at 10 a.m. William
Brown, director of the Sheriff's Youth Ranch will
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Off-Island
The 3rd Annual Doll, Miniature, Bear Show and Sale
will be held Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Sunday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Spe-
cial appearances will be made by Barbara McConnell of
McB Bears and famous author and appraiser A. Glenn
Mandeville. Admission is $4. For additional information
call Anything Goes, Inc., Anna Maria City, at 778-4456.
The Xavier High School's Blue Night Band will ap-
pear in Manatee Community College's Neel Auditorium,
5840 26th St. West, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.
The Blue Night Band has performed on the White House
lawn and marched in multiple New York City parades.
Information, call 755-1511, ext. 4240.
Beginning Watercolor and Intermediate/Advanced
Watercolor will be offered at the Manatee Community
College Open Campus, 34th St. West in Bradenton. Be-
ginners meet on Tuesday, April 6 27, from 12:30 3
p.m.; intermediate/advanced on Fridays, April 9 30,
from 12:45 3:15 p.m.. The fee is $30 each. For more
information, call 755-1511, ext. 4203.
A Spring Art Festival Show & Sale will be held on
Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kirkwood Pres-
byterian Church, 4408 60th St. Ct. W, (60th St. and
Cortez) Bradenton. Admission is free, coffee will be pro-
vided and the public is welcome.
Manatee Community College Senior Forum will of-
fer a discussion about the historic Gamble Mansion, fol-
lowed by a series of health-related programs on Thursday
April 1 at 2 p.m. in Room 6044 in the Nursing Building
on the MCC Bradenton Campus. Fee is $2. Call 755-
1511, ext. 4203 for more information.
The Players of Sarasota will present the hit musical
"Camelot" from March 26 to April 4. Curtain is 8:15 p.m.,
Tuesday to Saturday nights and 2:15 p.m. for Sunday
matinees. Tickets are $13 for adults and $6.50 for chil-
dren. Reduced group rates are also available. Escape to the
"magic of jousts, dragons, wizards, knights and ladies of
Camelot." For more information, call 365-2494.
Daytime computer classes will be offered by the
Manatee Community College Open Campus in April
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and evening classes will meet from
6 to 9 p.m. Upcoming courses include Computer Funda-
mentals; Computer Anxiety? Instant Relief!; Introduction
to Disk Operating Systems; DOS Level II; dBase IV;
Lotus 1-2-3 Levels I andII; WordPerfect Levels I and II
and Windows 3.1. Fees ranges from $32 to $100. For
more information, call 755-1511, ext. 4246.
Motorcycle Safety Education Courses will be offered
by Manatee Community College Open Campus. Riding
& Street Skills will be offered starting Thursday, April 1.
Fee is $75. An Experienced Rider Course starts Thursday,
April 8. Fee is $50. Information, call 755-1511, ext 4204.

Space available for

Privateers Thieves'

Market
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a
Thieves' Market on April 10 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
at Holmes Beach City Hall field.
Spaces are available for folks wanting to join the
Privateers in offering treasures for sate attic finds,
closet clutter, crafts and whatnots. Market spaces are
available to rent for $10 ($15 for a double space).
To reserve your space call 778-0474 or 778-5934.


Cantin etchings on

exhibit at Library
Artist Kathleen Cantin will have a hanging display
of etchings at Island Branch Library during April. The
former New England resident creates etchings in the
tradition of fine intaglio craftsmanship dating back to
the 15th century.
Rembrandt, Goya and Picasso worked in this me-
dium. The technique requires an image to be drawn on
a coated copper plate. The plate is submerged in an
acid bath several times so that the drawn lines become
prominent. Ink is then applied and an impression is
made. The technique is not mastered by many artists
today.
Ms. Cantin graduated from the University of New
Hampshire and maintained a studio in Vermont before
relocating to Florida. She has participated in many
important print exhibits and was awarded commissions
by the New Hampshire Graphics Society, ,President
and Mrs. Derek Bok of Harvard University, the
Franklin Mint, and Collectors Guild. Prints by the art-
ist can be found in the Philadelphia Public Library, the
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and many gal-
leries throughout the United States, Canada, and Eu-
rope. She and her family reside in Anna Maria and she
exhibits her works at the Island Gallery West.

Donations needed for

the Center's Spring

Auction Benefit
The 1993 auction, an "Island Affaire," will be held
Saturday evening, May 8, and promises to be a memo-
rable event. The Spring Auction Benefit has become
the biggest and most successful yearly benefit event to
support the Anna Maria Island Community Center -
last year netting $27,000. Donations of auctionable
goods are needed to make this year's event an even
bigger success. For further information, call the Cen-
ter at 778-1908.

Indoor skating

scheduled at Center
Attention high rollers and cheap skates! The Anna
Maria Island Community Center will open the doors
of its gymnasium from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday starting
March 26, for indoor roller-skating.
Roller blades and 4-wheel. skates will be permit-
ted. Skate boards will not. Beginners, intermediates
and pros alike are invited, and safety gear will be re-
quired. The fee will be $1 per person.
For more information, call the Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., at 778-1908.

Rabbit display at

Branch Library
Bradenton resident Sally Kubik will display her
collection of rabbits at the Island Branch Library dur-
ing the month of April.
She began the collection of memorabilia related to
rabbits 35 years ago and friends and family have con-
tributed to the hobby ever since. Several of the col-
lages on display were made of recycled greeting cards
and notes.


Bears,
miniatures and
dolls have show
Anything Goes, Inc. of
Anna Maria City presents
DeCarMa's 3rd Annual
Doll, Bear and Miniature
Show and Sale at the
Manatee Civic Center,
Palmetto, on Saturday,
1 March 27 and Sunday,
March 28. Barbara
McConnell of McB Bears,
featured above, will make
a special appearance.
Call Carmen at 778-4456
or Marl at 751-6275 for
additional information.
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Mammoth shark's tooth found by lucky Islander


By Joy Courtney
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Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


middle. Fortunately her curiosity got the best of her.
As she dug, she unearthed the tooth buried straight
down into the sand.
"It was not near the shoreline," said Sykes. "I
found it very close to the land's edge so I think it was
brought up through the pipes during the dredging
project."
The tooth measured three and a half inches long,
two and a quarter inches at its widest point with an
estimated weight of eight ounces. The gum line is


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clearly visible and the serrated teeth are in excellent
condition.
Sykes took the tooth to archaeologist Dan Beback
of Mote Marine, Science and Research Department,
who told her the tooth dated back to pre-historic times
and could very well be over two million years old. He
also agreed to the excellent condition of the fossil.
"I've been collecting shark's teeth for my grand-
sons put I don't think they'll get this one," she
laughed.



LET US DO
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503 Manatee Ave., Suite C, Holmes Beach
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U.S. Government to 778-6118
represent taxpayers before the IRS.


WE NOW HAVE A
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and it's here for you to use all the time. It means
you can now receive quality "fax" without
having to purchase an expensive fax machine.
Just use the fax number above as your
own...Give it out to your friends
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(813) 778-4277

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subscribers look on page 5 and send
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SUN, MARCH 28 *
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To be held at the
Corner of East Bay Dr.
& Manatee Ave. W.
To Benefit
Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce
To Donate Articles or
Volunteer Your Time
Call the Chamber
778-1541


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Pre-historic
treasure found
on beach
Islander Marge Sykes
holds an extremely large
shark's tooth she found
on the beach in the
Sandpiper Mobile
Resort area. Photo: Joy
Courtney


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The Island Poet
So you've filled out your income tax and
sent it on its way.
And it wasn't such a terrible price you
finally had to pay.
Oh! I know we gripe about our income tax
and feel it isn't fair.
And think they'll soon be taxing us even
for the air.
But after all, we're paying for a land that is
the best.
And our standards of living are superior to
all the rest.
So, if you start complaining about the tax
you have to pay.
Think of life in other countries and it will
surely make your day.
Bud Atteridge


Contemporary Clothing
for the Classic Woman


Visit Bradenton's Newest
Fashion Showcase
Arrivals Daily
Jeweled Denims
by GAR
& Fantasy Sportswear
Fashions by
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and many others
OPEN DAILY 10 to 7 SATURDAY 10 to 4
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7471 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton 792-6695


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(next to Albertsons at 75th & Manatee) 795-3818
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ISLAND
SEAFOOD
SPECILALTI ES


This Week's
Special I
FLOUNDER


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Stop In to See Us for

the Freshest Fish Available
Special Prices on Whole Fish
Now Available
Smoked Fish, Chicken & Ribs


Open 10 to 6, Monday thru Saturday, Sunday 11 to 4
5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-0333


Photos: Jeannie Friedman
Members of the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club held a flea market last week-
end in the parking lot of First Union Bank. Bob Kral, chairman of the event,
and Will DeWare, incoming president of the group, pose in front of the Rotary
banner. Proceeds of the sale will be used to fund youth programs at various
islandfacilities such as The Community Center, the library, and the little
league field.


Favored form of fundraising

held by

Rotary Club


Large Portions at Reasonable Prices
Also visit our
Anchorage Oyster Bar
on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier 778-0475
S OPEN 7 DAYS
1ISun-Thurs 11:30AM to 9PM and Fri-Sat until 10PM


I 101 South Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria
778-9611
ALL DAY
EARLY BIRD
SPECIALS
RESTAURANT 'TIL 6 PM
& LOUNGE
EARLY BIRD
White Fish Supreme .........................5.95
Salmon with Dill Sauce.................. 5.95
Top Sirloin (6oz) .............................. 5.95
Fried Combo Dinner.........................6.95
(Fish, Shrimp & Scallops)
DINNER SPECIALS
(ALL DAY 'TIL 10:00 PM)
White Fish Supreme .......................7.95
Salmon with Dill Sauce.......................8.95
Top Sirloin (10 oz) ................. ....... 9.95
Top Sirloin & Lobster Tails ...............9.9.5
Top Sirloin & Shrimp........................9.95
DRINK SPECIALS
WITH LUNCH AND DINNER 'TIL 6 PM
House Brand Cocktails................... 1.25
(INCLUDES MARTINIS & MANHAITANS)
Draft Beer ......................................... 1.00
HAPPY HOUR In Our New
Enlarged Lounge 'til 6:30
House Brand Cocktails.....................1.25
(INCLUDES MARTINIS & MANHATTANS)
Draft Beer ........................................ 1.00


Shoppers look for bargains on a beautiful afternoon at the Rotary Club's flea
market.


The Finest Italian/Spanish Restaurant that does
S The Best breakfast too! Internationally
Live Dinner Music Every
Pizza On Or Wednesday thru Sunday Nights Famous
IOff The Island /earurig STROMBOLI
Michael Craig Johnson


CHES'S NIGHTLY SPECIALS -
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 White Clain Sauce 8.85 PRIME RIB W/BAKED POTATO ..........9.95
THURS. ROTINI BOLOGNESE.....................6.75 SUN. CHICKEN MARSALA W/SPAGHETTI .9.25
BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER
HOURS: MON SUN 8AM 2PM & 5PM 10PM
S&S PLAZA 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
1-41V190- 151 4 440-


City Clerk's day off
Holmes Beach City Clerk, Leslie Ford, helped her husband, Lawrence, sell
his wares at the Rotary Club's flea market on Saturday.


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


Early Bird Specials 2 for 1
Buy 1 Dinner, Get 2nd Free
4:30 5:30
Baked Ziti ................................6.75
Tender Fried Chicken ...............6.75
Cheese Ravioli........................... 7.75
Manicotti ...................................... 7.95
Homemade Lasagna .................... 8.25
Chicken Parmesan
& Spaghetti ............................... 8.95
All Dinners served with Hot Bread


Ches's Wake Up Special
For Month of March Only
Three Eggs served any style
with home fries, toast, jelly and
a cup of coffee 2.00
Served 8AM 10AM
Mon Sat


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Subaqueous Services, Inc., Ft. Lau-
derdale, Fla, is the first and only dredg-
ing company to submit a bid to Anna
Maria City- to dredge Lake LaVista, as
of press time.
Bids will be accepted until 4:30
p.m., Wednesday, March 25, at Anna


Maria City Hall, as advertised.
The city will call a special commis-
sion meeting on Thursday, March 25,
or Friday, March 26, to officially open
the bids.
Contact Anna Maria City Hall, 778-
0781, for time and date.


Anna Maria City
Thurs., 3/30: 4 p.m. Charter Review
Commission
Thurs., 3/30: 7:30 p.m. Local Planning
Agency
Holmes Beach
No meetings scheduled
Bradenton Beach
No meetings scheduled
Anna Maria Fire District, Station 1,
Holmes Beach
Fri., 3/26: 10 a.m.Island Emergency
Operation Center
All meetings at city halls unless otherwise
noted.


O .U R .


James F. Campbell
James F. Campbell, 62, of Holmes
Beach died March 21 in HCA/L.W.
Blake Hospital.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Mr.
Campbell came to our area from there
in 1985. He was a retired major with the
Kansas City Police Department. He at-
tended Longboat Island Chapel. He was
a member of the FBI National Academy
Associates, Fraternal Order of Police
and Retired Centurions of Kansas City.
He was a U.S. Marines veteran of the
Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Martha;
and a son, Thomas, of Kansas City, Mo.
Visitation was held at Manasota
Memorial Funeral Home. Burial took
place in Manasota Memorial Park. Me-
morials may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W.,
Bradenton, FL 34209.
Genevieve 'Jennie'
Friedman
Genevieve "Jennie" Friedman, 79,
of Cortez died March 15 at home.
Born in Harmon, W.Va.., Mrs.
Friedman came to the area from Newark,
N.Y., in 1981. She was ahomemaker. She
was a member of the Order of Eastern
Star, Amitie Chapter No. 423, Newark,
and was a teacher of Tri-Chem Liquid
Embroidery Painting in Newark.
She is survived by her husband,
Nathan; a son, Charles, of Apollo
Beach; and two grandchildren.
Visitation and services were held at
Manasota Memorial Funeral Home
with Rev. John Babson officiating.
Burial was at Manasota Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society, Manatee County
Unit, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton, Fla.
34282-0459

C. 'Flint' Harper
C. "Flint" Harper, 89, of Holmes
Beach died March 20.
Mr. Harper came to this area in
1971 from Kalamazoo, Mich. He was
retired from the sales of industrial
pumps and was a graduate of Purdue
University as an industrial engineer. He
was a member of the Episcopal Church


of the.Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda
Harper.
Services were privately held.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home of Holmes
Beach was in charge of the arrange-
ments.
Florence Parish
Florence Parish, 78, of Adrian,
Mich., and formerly of Cortez, died
March 15 in Provincial House, Adrian.
Born in Morris, Mich., Mrs. Parish
wintered in this area since the 1970s.
She was a graduate of Constantine High
School. She was a member of the First
United Methodist of Adrian and at-
tended Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria City. She was a
past matron of the Order of Eastern Star
of Fairfield and a past president of the
North American Benefit Association.
She is survived by a sister, Lucille
Brown of Sturgis, Mich.; and a grand-
child.
The visitation and funeral service
were held at the Braun Funeral Home,
Adrian, with Rev. Maurice Sharai offi-
ciating. Burial was in Lenawee Hills
Memorial Park, Adrian.

William E. Yankee
William E. Yankee, 78, of Royal
Oak, Mich., and a winter resident of
Holmes Beach, died March 20 in Surrey
Place.
Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Mr.
Yankee was a winter resident of
Holmes Beach since 1945. He was
owner of Yankee Screw Products in
Madison Heights, Mich. He was a
member of*the Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church in Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, June;
two sons, Gilbert W., of Troy, Mich.,
and Michael L., of Birmingham, Mich.;
two daughters, Judith M. Bilkie, of
Holmes Beach and Betty L. Jones of
Redington Beach; four brothers, David,
of Berkley, Mich., Carney, of Braden-
ton, Robert, of North Carolina, and
Harold, of Troy; a sister, Ruth Lavoie,
of Troy; 12 grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Troy, Mich.


[3 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 25, 1993 0 PAGE 13
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5016 MANATEE AVE. W.
iCorner of 51st & Manatee)
OPEN DAILY 8 a.m. to DUSK

749-1785


wmintg Seed Sexn,


Lake LaVista

dredge bids slow


SA 1 -...


SASK -or Your
Neighborhood Discount Card.

... W e Seafo 4d <


O ROD & REEL PIER
SINCE 1947


"Likely The Best Fishing


m ^- a- Spot in Florida"'
ROD ^rU ErL 875 N. Shore Drive in Anna Mar
S ---,Next to the Rod & Reel Mot

DOWN UNDER CAFE ...
Breakfast & Lunch Various Snack Items, Soft Drinks,
Beers and Wines Open daily 7 am to 10 pm
PIER TOP RESTAURANT ...
Island atmosphere right over the sea. Florida Seafood and Sl
Daily Specials. Tuesday to Friday, 4 pm to 10 pm.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 10 pm. Closed Monday.
For reservations please call 778-1885.

BAIT & TACKLE SHOP ...
Fishing operation open 7 am to midnight; open 24 hours f
special occasions. Fresh bait and assistance to anglers


HARBOR HOUSE RESTAURANT
SStill Serving our Original
ALL YOU CAN EAT ... EVERYDAY
SEAFOOD RIBS CHICKEN HAM
WITH EARLYBIRD PRICE BEFORE 5:30
Plus All New ...
Sunset Beach Welcome Special Daily Til 5:30
Chicken Stir Fry .......4.95 Fettucini Alfredo ..4.95
,gJhB.B.Q. Ribs .............4.95 Fish & Chips..........4.95
f i Stuffed Shrimp... 4.95
i ,Ala Carte Menu Featuring
Steaks Pasta Grilled & Broiled Fresh Catch of the Day
Surf & Turf *Jumbo Stuffed ShrimpAlaskan Crab Legs and More Sunday
Breakfast Buffet 8 11:30 All You Can Eat ... 4.95 Includes: Eggs Benedict,
Fresh Fruit,Homemade Muffins, Sweet Things & Much More
Serving the Area For Over 21 Years CALL
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SUNDAY BRUNCH
EVERY SUNDAY 9:30 AM TO 2 PM
CAFE ROBAR BRUNCH PLATTER
A large platter filled with one Egg Benedict, Fresh Fruit, Danish Pastry,
Croissant, Homefries, Bacon & French Toast.
Served with one complimentary glass of Champagne or Mimosa ... $6.95
STUFFED FRENCH TOAST ... 5.25
SPANISH OMELET ... 5.25
DENVER OMELET ... 5.25
All omelets served with Home Fries, Fresh Fruit & Toast
EGGS YOUR WAY ... 5.25
EGGS BENEDICT... 5.25
CORNED BEEF HASH ... 5.25
STEAK & EGGS ... 7.95
PEACH & ALMOND PANCAKES ... 5.25
BLUEBERRY PANCAKES ... 5.25
ALSO AVAILABLE ... EARLY BIRD 11 AM TO 6 PM ... EVERYDAY
204 PINE AVENUE ANNA MARIA 778-6969


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Island Police reports
Anna Maria
No significant crimes to report.

Bradenton Beach
March 13, 3000 Block Gulf Dr., 2:30 a.m.
Baker's Act Arrest (Subject arrested for her own
protection because emotional disturbance was


DINNER AT HARRY'S
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atmosphere. Continental favorites with sea-
food as the focus ... what else when the chef
loves to cook as much as he loves to fish!



ARRIYS LONGBOAT KEY
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delightful dining gourmet take-out stylish catering
525 St Judes Drive at 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive



YLJPREMIUM
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The Best V Homemade
Ice Cream and Yogurt
Sugar Free, Fat Free Sundaes

Joe's Combo $3.99
Soup & Salad; Salad & Sandwich
Or Soup & Sandwich
(Choice of Ham, Turkey or Salami)
Gulf view, covered Parking, Handicap Access
219 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach
6 Blocks South of Cortez Bridge
SOPEN Mon 11am 9pm Wed Sat 11am 10pm Sun 12 9pm
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suspected.) During a domestic dispute, the subject
was in possession of a butcher knife and was threat-
ening to commit suicide. Officer was told by com-
panion that subject had a history of suicide attempts.
As she was distraught and irrational, subject was
transported to jail.
March 12, 2300 Block Gulf Dr., 3:45 p.m.
Bike Theft.
March 15, 700 Block Gulf Dr., 10:21 p.m.
Possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
March 16, 2500 Block, SR 789 N., 2:50 p.m.

Come and enjoy...
St. Bernard's Pancake Breakfast
Sunday March 28 8:30 am 12:30 pm
Homemade Pancakes, Sausage, O.J. & Coffee
Adults $2.50 Child $1.00
Plus ... a Homemade Bake Sale
248 S. Harbor Drive Holmes Beach

The Island Spirit of Florida is at ...


WATERFRONT DINING
FULL MENU FULL BAR
I- FEATURING -
BRITISH STYLE
FISH & CHIPS
$6.95
OPEN 7 DAYS-11am to 10 pm
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
778-3953


THE HUNT CLUB
RESTAURANT
Breakfast 9 to 11 lam
Belgian Waffle Specialties
* Eggs Benedict Blintzes
Early Birds from $4.95
4:30 to 6:00 pm
5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key
Located in the Centre Shops
383-0543


Disorderly Intoxication.

Holmes Beach
March 13, 2800 Block Gulf Dr., 2:55 a.m.
Domestic/Spouse Battery.
March 16, Manatee Public Beach, 4:28 p.m.
Police summoned by life guard after subject was
seen consuming alcohol on the beach and refused to
leave at life guard's request. Officer issued warning
for drinking alcohol on beach.


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ANCHOR INN
BEER WINE LIQUOR
7AM to 2:30AM
3007 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach 778-3085
ENTERTAINMENT 9:30 to 1:30
March 25, 26 & 27 ... The DTs
Mar 28 & 29 ... Chandler & Co.
Every Sunday Ladies Night
Ladies Pay $500 to Drink
Well Draft Wine from 10 pm-1 am

MAX'S BAR.B*QUE
11AM to 11PM
Dine In Carry Out Delivery



Cafe on the Beach -
On the Gulf at Manatee Public Beach
(Spacious Patio and Inside Dining)
OPEN 6AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menus -Plus Specials
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Including Sausage & Coffee $3.00 plus tax
Every FRI, SAT & SUNDAY Until 1PM

PASTA PARTY ... *5.00 O
All You Can Eat Thursdays 4 to 8PM
Lasagna .
Music by the DiNapoli Duo

FISH FRY ... $5.25
All You Can Eat Friday Night 4 to 8PM
Ken Mullinix on Guitar

PRIME RIB ... $8.50
Saturday 4 to 8 PM
Ken Mullinix on Guitar

SUNDAY DINNER SPECIAL
4 to 8 PM
Steel Drum Band 4 to 7PM
"Try dining with the sunset ... it's great!"
TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX
Other menu Items Always Available
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784


t The Beach Shop
Newly Remodeled Something for Everyone
Women's Boutique Beach Toys Towels
Men's & Women's Swimsuits Lotions
Sunglasses Souvenirs
Next to Cafe on the Beach 778-5442


RESTAURANT & PUB
Now Serving Dinner
Mon. thru Fri. from 5 to 9 PM!
Nightly Specials Available
Smoked Ribs Steaks Chicken
Also Serving Breakfast & Lunch
Daily 7am to 2 pm & Sunday 8 am to 1 pm
Pub Hours- 7 am to 10 pm
Corner of Gulf Drive & Palmetto in Anna Maria
" 778-3909 (TAKE OUT ORDERS WELCOME)
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LUNCH DINNER
SPIRITS
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BAYFRONT DINING
Inside or Deckside
778-4849
135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
Docking Available


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Photo: Compliments of Anna Maria Fi

streetlife
March 16, 3900 Block 6th Av., 12:35
a.m.
Driving With License Suspended.


NOW
OPEN

erman & Austrian
'Restaurant -
OPEN DAILY ""
8AM to 2pm 5PM to 10PM
101 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach 778-6189













"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven, "iss
PDuffg," Pat Geyer, owner..
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am 7pm,
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Take out 778-2501


Firefighters
acquire mascot
At a recent competition for
firefighters, Charlie
Pendergost selected Anna
Maria Fire District's team
as his favorite. He spent
the day cheering for the
team and encouraging
their efforts. At the end of
the competition, the
firefighters presented the
youngster with his own
trophy. Pendergost, a
resident of New Jersey,
attended the event with his
grandfather who is a
retired firefighter.
Pictured front row from
left to right: Charlie
3 Pendergost, Jeff Lonzo.
Back row, left to right:
Captain Dennis Dotson,
Bruce McKenzie, Karl
Bennett, Aaron Bishop,
Tom Owen. (Not pictured,
Team Captain Rich Losek.)
ire District
March 17, 3200 Block, East Bay Dr.,
1:23 p.m.
Myer's Act Arrest (Subject arrested for
own protection because of intoxication)
Marijuana, paraphernalia found.


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 25, 1993 I PAGE 15

Anna Maria firefighters

win trophies at competition


Anna Maria firefighters carried
home six trophies from the Broward
County Firematics Contest March 16.
The competition tests skills in ev-
eryday use of fire fighting equipment.


Teams are challenged in connect-
ing, rolling out, and setting up hoses,
barrel pushing, and ladder climbing.
Accuracy in the use of fire hoses is
tested in water battle events.


When you lose

someone special

In loving memory of Island resident Ritajean Putnam and dedicated
to her family husband, John, and their two children, 10 years and 13
years of age.


By Nicole Beer
Manatee High School Student
Holmes Beach
When you lose someone special,
it hurts so bad inside.
I know the feeling,
it makes you want to run and hide.
If you could,
you'd lock yourself away
where you don't have to listen
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By Mike Heistand
Chris of Galati Yacht Basin said a
few snook came in last week but he's
looking forward to snook fishing pick-
ing up soon. Redfish are still being
caught and released in the Bayou and
trout are being caught in the deeper
grass outside of Key Royale.
Captain Mark Bradow said he
caught a few snook this week in the canals
but reminds people to be patient with these
great game fish. Mark has also produced
some nice flounder this week.
Yvonne of Miss Cortez Fleet re-
ported its nine-hour trip came in with 75
mangrove snapper, and it half-day trip -
35 Key West grunt per person. Sunday's
six-hour trip yielded 80 head of snapper,
and blacks up to 24". Several blacks were
caught 17 to 18 miles out in the Gulf. Fish-
ing was excellent when the wind died and
they could get out.
Captain Phil Shields said he was
limited to close and inshore waters this
week, but still was able to find man-
grove snapper and sheepshead. Phil
looks forward to the wind dying down.
John Fernandez, Jr., from Island
Discount Tackle reported trout were
being caught in the grass flats and
sheepshead around the bridges. John


said the wind had slowed the fishing,
but felt fishing would get better this
week with calmer winds. He would also
like to tell the shop's customers that
there is only six days left in the sheep-
shead contest.
Captain Rick Gross has been do-
ing well with trout up to six pounds. A
few snook have come aboard his boat
this week and also a few redfish that
were released. Rick also said there are
plenty of sheepshead out there if the
people want to fish for them.
Rod & Reel Pier reported lots of
sheepshead, several flounder, redfish
and a few snook are being at night.
Captain Todd Romaine had his
boat out of the water this past week for
maintenance, but is back in business
this week.
Carl of Perico Bait & Tackle re-
ported lots of redfish were seen off the
flats, snook were being caught up in the
channels, and flounder proved to be a
good catch. He added that shrimp were
getting hard to get because of the weather.
Captain Mike Heistand said the
wind had really hurt fishing this week. The
few days that he was able to get out, his
client's limited on redfish but found loads
of sheepshead averaging 25 per trip.


Photo: Joy Courtney
Tip teammates sharpen skills
Tip of the Island minor league baseball teammates sharpen their skills with line
drives hit to them by their coaches. "Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine" echoed
throughout the ballpark.

Little League standings


(thru 3/19)
WON LOST G.B.*
WAC 5 1 -
Haleys4 2 -
AMFD3 2 1 1/2
Hi-12 1 4 3 1/2
Kiwanis 1 5

RESULTS
3/15 WAC 28, Kiwanis
3/16 AMFD13, Hi-12
3/17 WAC 8, Haleys
3/18 Kiwanisl4, Hi-12


Players of the week


Cannon Realty
In Minor League action, Cannon
Realty's Jesse Ferguson deserves a
hand.
He pulled one of baseball's rarest
plays last week with an unassisted triple
play in Wednesday's game against Gen-
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Way to go Jesse!


WAC
Westbay Athletic Center's Toby
Baugher saved WAC in a last minute
upset against its top competitor, Haley's
Motel. With the game down to the wire,
bases loaded, two outs and down by
one, Baugher hit in a two-run single
with a line drive to center capturing the
win 9 to 8. Great baseball!


Blacks found

18 miles offshore


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3/24 Kiwanis vs AMFD
3/25 WAC vs Hi-12
3/26 Haleys vs Kiwanis
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You say you
want HOW
MUCH!
This unlucky yachtsman
had a grounded boat to
contend with after the
big blow March 12. And
for a mere $200 afoot
he could have some
salvage crews pull it off
the rocks near
Sarasota's Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall.
Photo: Paul Roat


One reason not to regret


the joys of boat ownership


By Bob Ardren
Two hundred dollars a foot? Did I hear you say $200
a foot?
That's right, if your boat was one of those stranded
on the shores of Sarsota Bay by the latest no-name storm,
barges with cranes on top came by last weekend and of-
fered to lift you off for just $200 a foot of boat.
That's almost enough to make me glad that I don't
own a boat right now. Almost.
The Sarasota Bay Program's report to the people,
"Sarasota Bay: Reclaiming Paradise," is off the presses
and available to anyone willing to make a telephone call.
You helped pay for the entire research project and pub-
lishing this report, so you both deserve and need a copy.
And these waters are largely why we live here.
Packed with history and information about the Bay,
"Reclaiming Paradise" offers nuggets of information on
every page. For example, did you know that approxi-
mately 40 percent of the total mangrove shoreline of Sa-
rasota Bay has been lost? Even more interestingly, did you
know that in the Sarasota County section of the Bay, about
80 percent of the mangroves are gone?
It probably shouldn't be a big surprise, given our ex-
posure to the passage of Tampa channels, but Anna Maria
Island shores have much of the clearest water in all of
Sarasota Bay. Only the extreme north and south ends of
Longboat Key and the waters surrounding Lido Key equal
it in clarity.
The report is fascinating reading if you're at all inter-
ested in the state of our bay. And in the back of the book
is a whole section outlining bay improvement options.
Habitat, water quality, fishlife, access and use along with
citizen involvement are just some of the subjects.
So for your own copy of what I call the most impor-
tant document on Sarasota Bay since the first Spanish
chart, just make phone call. Call 361-6133 and the good


folks at the National Estuary Program will put a copy in
the mail to you.
This has nothing to do with the latest storm, of course,
but Mote Marine Laboratory has asked me to remind
boaters that if they're thinking of changing boats, a dona-
tion of your old boat to the Laboratory is tax deductible.
Assets donated to Mote such as boats are used in re-
search or sold to raise funds to support research and edu-
cation.
In addition to boats, trailers, vans, buses, and RV's,
individuals have in the past donated all-terrain vehicles,
motors, cars and other equipment which can be used by
scientists to reach out of the way locations. Mote presently
has projects going in Nicaragua, Columbia, Panama,
Sweden, India, Gulfport, Mississippi and the Florida
Keys, as well as locations closer to home such as Char-
lotte Harbor, Tampa and Sarasota Bays.
With the weeks and weeks of wind and now the no-
name storm all hopefully behind us, I can hardly wait for
spring fishing to finally get underway. In the meantime,
an interesting fishing seminar is scheduled for March 27
at the Longboat Key Community Center.
Captains Rob Roberts and Jonnie Walker of Sarasota,
along with Dave Pinkham of Bradenton, will be joined by
fly fishing guru Ad Gilbert of Venice and Jerry Hill of the
Bradenton Herald for the event. These guys are among the
real pros on the local fishing scene, so listening to them
is time very well invested.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 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 investment back. (Now, if I could just
get a visa for Longboat...)
Seriously, it sounds like a fine event.
See you next week.


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Articulators work towards double win Photo: Joy Courtney
The annual speech contest at Anna Maria Elementary school challenges its
fourth and fifth grade students to compete in public speaking. Chosen as the best
orators to represent their classes and competing to represent the school at the
county level are (first row) Kelsey Lashway, Suzanne Wight, Beatrice Pohl-
Willmott, Nerissa McClung, Jeff LaGrand and Bill Floto. Behind them are Tori
Wogatzke, Kelly Moore, Derek Pettigrew, Kimberly Sultenfuss, Natalie Van
Wormer and Lauren Worley. In back row are Kyle Riter, Melissa Mixon, and
Kimberly Berrett.


of public
March heats up the school year with
Anna Maria Elementary's Speech Con-
test involving the students in fourth and
fifth grades. Each class chooses its rep-
resentatives with the hope they'll be
chosen number 1 and go on to compete
in the Manatee County Speech Contest.
This year the school's competition
was judged by Anna Maria City Com-
missioner Dottie McChesney, Holmes
Beach Councilmember-elect Billie
Martini and Neal & Neal Partners in
Education representative Maryann


speaking
Schmidt.
Coming in number 1 and going on
to the county competition is Kimberly
Berrett with her speech entitled "Cere-
als." The number two win went to
Lauren Worley for her oration, "Dining
Out." Derek Pettigrew took third place
with his talk about "Science Projects,"
and Kelly Moore was awarded an hon-
orable mention for her toothy tale, "A
Mouth Full of Metal."
Good luck to Kimberly Barrett and
Anna Maria Elementary School!


Parents prepare: early

dismissal starts spring break
Anna Maria Elementary School stu- through April 2, for spring break. Classes
dents will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on will resume on Monday, April 5.
Friday, March 26, and will be off from Good Friday, April 9, will also be a
school the following week, March 29 day off from school.


Anna Maria Elementary first stop on Sarasota Opera tour


The dolls that
love brought
to life
Paul (Arnold Rawls) and
Pauline (Lisa Pierce),
dolled-up members of the
Sarasota Opera Com-
pany, come to life because
of the love of their toy
maker in the opera
company's presentation of
"The Toy Shop" by
Seymour Barab presented
at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School.
Photos: Joy Courtney


Opera explained to students of Anna Maria School
Toy maker John Kramer (left) and his creation Paul (Arnold Rawls) answer
questions about opera from the students of Anna Maria Elementary School after
their presentation of "The Toy Shop."


The Sarasota Opera Company's
presentation of "The Toy Shop" by
Seymour Barab nineteen shows in
seven days are delighting elementary
students throughout Sarasota and Mana-
tee Counties.
Anna Maria Elementary was one of
the company's first stops. As the children


entered the auditorium sighs of wonder
were heard as they glimpsed the trans-
formed stage now a colorful toy shop.
Through opera the children learned
about the kind toy maker (John Kramar)
who made two wind-up dolls who had
become his children, Paul (Arnold
Rawls) and Pauline (Lisa Pierce). The


bad guy, Aaron Blunder (Matthew
Lau), in black cape and hat comes to
steal the unique dolls in order to make
his fortune. Blunder is blundered by the
antics of a third doll who hides the key
needed to windup the toy maker's chil-
dren. Paul and Pauline come alive when
they realize they are loved so dearly by


their father. The strong bond of love
helps Blunder see the evil of his ways.
He repents and joins the family.
The opera is directed by Peter
Ivanov and its musical director is Alan
Corey. An hour of opera was welcomed
and enjoyed at Anna Maria Elementary
School.


Great job
For the week ending March 12, these are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School. Front row are Jessica Hickerson, Shaunna Rogalski, Peter
Fellows, Ryan Keller and John Frank Back row are Sissi Vazquez, Sarah
O'Donnell, Paul Feeney, Ryan Quigley, Justin Dries, Jennifer Sayko, Monica
Johnson andJae Trese.


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For children five years of age on or birth certificate with official seal, child's
before September 1, 1993, the 1993-1994 Social Security Card, immunization
Kindergarten registration will be held on records, and proof of physical exam (must
Tuesday, April 30, between 7:30 a.m. to 4 be within past 12 months)
p.m. at Anna Maria Elementary School. For information on obtaining these
Parents are to bring their child's state documents, call 778-1125.


Anna Maria School menu
Thursday, 3/25/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Toast
Lunch: Fiestado, Whole Kernel Corn, Fruit Cup, Pudding
Friday, 3/26/93
Early Out Day Students Dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Toast
* Lunch: Bag Lunch of Ham/Cheese Sandwich, Carrot Sticks, Juice
O Monday, March 29 to Friday, April 2
Spring Break No School
. All meals served with milk
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Prudential office
recognized as Office
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Ginger McQuigg, executive
vice president of The Prudential
Florida Realty and general man-
ager of the company's Manatee,
Sarasota and Pinellas County re-
gions, recently presented June
Gilley with the Office of the
Month award.
June Gilley, manager of The
Prudential Florida Realty's Anna
Maria Island office,was very
pleased to accept the award for the
second month of 1993 when her
office was recognized as the top
office for the Sarasota-Manatee
Region for the month of February.
"The award is given every
month to the office that most ex-
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"Rock Solid in Real Estate" by
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announces the association of







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Sale of the Week
510 65th Street in Holmes Beach must be super nice. It was only on the market
one week before Bill Donnelly of Smith Realtors sold it.


Neal & Neal announce top producers


Neal & Neal Realtors is pound to an-
nounce their top producers for February
1993.


Dick Maher was its top associate in
sales and Rose Schnoerr was the top
producer in listing.


BUY IT!
SELL IT!
All right here


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Across the street from the new walking beach, this
2BR 2BA unit is fully furnished. Amenities include
pool, private patio and cookout area. Close to shop-
ping. Priced at $55,900. Call Tom Eatman.

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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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BEACH HOUSE 3BR-3BA Beach house directly on
the Gulf of Mexico. Views are Spectacular! Wide
beach for shelling or walking. Priced at $299,900.
Details from Stan Williams.









SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT Fully furnished 2BR-
2BA top floor, end unit with fabulous view of the Bay.
Deep water boat dock one block to prime beach.
Offered at $125,000. Owner financing. Call Dave
Moynihan.


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TUPELO APARTMENTS Four fully furnished units
in two buildings, 1 BR-1 BA each. Good rental history.
Well maintained in quiet neighborhood with just a
short walk to Gulf beach. Priced at $185,000.


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ISLAND DUPLEX Drive by 207 76th street and then
call for details on this just reduced property.
$129,900 is the new price on this well located and
maintained Island duplex. Short walk to prime beach
area and canal docking. Call Dave Moynihan.


Must Sell!
2/1 Condo 2nd
floor end unit
overlooking pool.
Good rental. 200
ft. to beach.
$69,900. Make
offer
778-7550

Islander Bystander
CLASSIFIED
ADVERTISING
Is a bargain.
And our classified
really get results from
9,500 newspapers
delivered on
Anna Maria Island.


The Prudential


SFlorida Realty


We Are FM'idaI


5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
l WILDWOOD SPRINGS Large 2 bedroom, with enclosed
S balcony. Pool, tennis, close to shopping. Glassed enclosed
lanai. #KS196 ... $79,000.
S. SPACIOUS KEY ROYALE Large corner lot with golf
*' ,, course view. Newer dock, Spanish mosaic tile, room for
pool. #KS509 ... $239,000.
KARIN B. lIhre Immobilienmaklerin spezialisiert auf Anna Maria Island.
STEPHAN Office: 778-.p766 Mobile: 350-5844 Evenings: 388-1267
ISLAND VILLAGE! $104,900 #1479 ... Have coffee on lanai & then walk across
to beach & watch sunset! Beautiful condo! Call June Gilley 792-0758 anytime!
SPORTSMANS HARBOR! $144,900 #00430 ... 3 bedroom, 2 bath elevated home close
to beaches! Boat launch access to bay! Call Don Pampuch now or 778-3111 eves.
SAN REMO BEAUTY! $178,700 #50223 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Fresh, clean &
move-in condition. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden now or 778-2692 eves.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! $220,000 #50670 ... Bay front lot in North Anna
Maria near Rod & Reel Pier. Call Roni McCuddin now or 778-5585 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman 778-
0769 or 778-5368 evenings.


The Prudential 1
Florida Realty
Experienced Professional "
T. Dolly Young, IMS
offers for sale: motels, apartments,
commercial property, vacant land,
Investment property, and your dream home.
OFFICE 778-0766 MOBILE 350-1817
AFTER HOURS: 778-5427 -z *


The Prudential __
Florida Realty
CAROL HEINZE, CRS
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE
Million Dollar Club 1
5340-1 Gulf Drive .
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-0766 I1
Fax (813) 778-3035 m L
After Hours (813) 792-5721


GULF VIEW CONDO: Exceptionally clean, splendid view
and value for this 2 bedroom, 2 bath updated condo with
ceramic tile, berber carpet, eat in kitchen, central vacuum,
2 covered parking spaces, pool, sauna, on site profes-
sional management. Priced at $179,000. Furnished turn-
key. Call Carol Williams for appointment, 778-0777, 778-
1718 after hours.
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ISLAND DUPLEX: 1 bedroom, 1 bath each side. Good
rental history. Close to Gulf and Bay. $79,000. Call Carla
Price 778-5648 eves.
SEASIDE GARDENS: A lot of paradise for a little money.
Warm and inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa. Fully applianced,
screened lanai, spacious 24 x 25 deck with 6 person hot tub,
fountain, and extra storage. Home Owner's Warranty for
peace of mind. Just move in and relax. Only $89,900. Call
for appointment, Sandy Greiner 778-3794.
SAILBOAT WATER, DOCK & POOL: Waterfront living at
it's best!! This four bedroom, 2 bath & Florida room home
has it all in-ground pool, private dock and davits and a
serene 80" deep water canal opening to Palma Sola Bay,
Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico. As a bonus, a 2 year old
kitchen, newly coated roof and extras! All this for $149,900.
Won't last! Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves for private
showing.
PERICO BAY UNITS
PERICO BAY CLUB REDUCED: Better than new, 2BR,
2BA, Sandpiper Model with a water view of Lake and Bay.
Atrium entry, vaulted ceiling in living room & dining room.
Now $105,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB: First floor villa with a lake view. 3BR/
2BA, Blue Heron model with custom drapes, wallpaper and
mirrored wall. Reduced to $110,000.
REDUCED $5,000 PERICO BAY CLUB: One of the low-
est priced "A" model units available. Spacious 3BR/2BA 1 st
.floor corner unit. Tennis, fishing nature walks & outstand-
ing sunsets. Now $129,900. To see any of tha above Perico
Units, call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.


REALTORS'


5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1800-7413772 Ext. 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS


Serving Anna Maria Since 1939 CALL (813) 7782246 FAX 778-4978
DICK 2217 Gulf Drive ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
Bradenton Beach
W AGNER.- Dave Moynihan .................... 778-7976
Stan Williams ....................... 756-4017
REALTY INC. Licensed to Tom Eatman ......................... 778-6760
Broker ON Bill Wagner, Broker ............. 778-5914


MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS BEGIN THIS WEEK
Be sure to send in your subscription form (page 5)
before you or your family go up north!




PROFESSIONAL

A RENTAL

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

-All
Anna Foley DICK WAGNER REALTY, INC.
S2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
813 778-2246 FAX 778-4978
Serving Anna Maria since 1939


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BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
And be sure to say you saw it in the
pages of the Islander Bystander!


For all your real estate needs.

SToni King. Realtor/Associate
Office SI S3 77._-6054
AftMer Hours .i131 77,-'.1785
l Michael Saunders & Company

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3 Bedroom. 2.5 hbah, 30(X) s t. Spacious. el-
egantlv decorated. New pool Jacuzzi sailboat
water neay dock. Storage galore. Extra large
yard.Circulardrive, intercom, spnnkler, vacuum.
Burglaralarm, all new apphances. 2.5 car gjaage,
carport. A must see! Only $239.900.
CALL 778-7655 *



Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK


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2 ee y- e Tradition In The Tropics & es..
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632 Capturing the charm and romance of a bygone era, this
FAX (813) 778-2294 P.O. Box 2150 exceptional new 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath residence blends
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, FL 34216 timeless elegance with modern convenience on the
Associates After Hours Island's ideally located nature preserve of Marina Isle.
Barbara A. Sato....Eves. 778-3509 ChristineT. Shaw.........778-2847 This waterfront retreat was carefully designed by a
Marcella Cornett...Eves. 778-5919 Nancy Guilford.............778-2158 nationally acclaimed, award winning architect and lovingly
decorated with cheerful country prints and heritage
collection paints and wallcoverings. Meticulous attention
Io detail and craftsmanship are evident throughout, from
^the solid oak floors with shoe molding to the crown
moldings and hand carved oak bannister with beautiful
millwork. There are two rosy St. Joe brick fireplaces, and
French doors, which open to the breezy wrap-around
Screened veranda, capture glistening Bay views from
*-most major rooms.
The spacious country kitchen with glass front cabinets,
center island, and six-burner Wolf gas range, adjoining
the informal family and play room, creating a relaxed and
inviting family living area.
The master suite is particularly appealing with an
adjacent sitting area, fireplace, dressing room,
,.adjoining bath and private enclosed sun porch
highlighted by breathtaking Bay views. The carefree
""Island lifestyle is enhanced by convenient docking
facilities and a sparkling 24x12 foot swimming pool
with changing room.
-[ Framed by a white picket fence and crowned with a
charming tin roof, this enchanting waterfront hideaway
will captivate your senses and capture your heart!
Priced at reasonable $495,000.
fl, ,' The Friendly Real Estate Professionals Serving Anna Maria Island

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


AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOME
NEAR COMMUNITY CENTER


LUXURY VILLA
Exceptional property for the discriminating buyer. 3BR/3B
with pool and 2 car garage. Ideal location secluded, yet
close to everything. $299,500. Paul Collins, 778-4330
ONE BLOCK TO BEACH Elevated 2BR/2B home with
1 car garage, covered parking and well manicured lot. Open
kitchen, whirlpool tub in master bath. Fireplace and large
screened porch. $149,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826
PRIME HOLMES BEACH LOCATION Cozy well
maintained duplex near the beach. Exceptional lot with fruit
trees and room for expansion. $132,500. Ken Rickett, 778-
3026.
PERFECT ISLAND COTTAGE Short walk to the beach
and Holmes Beach shopping. High ceilings in open area of
kitchen, dining and living room. 3rd BR ideal for office/
hobby room. Easy comfort, easy care. $95,000. Toni King,
778-1785.
BOATERS BARGAIN Exceptional 2BR/2B 1386 SQ FT
condo with boat dock on protected canal. Upscale complex
includes heated pool, lighted tennis court and hot tub.
$76,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


Elevated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with extra large
22 x 40 garage and storage area. Large 52 x 145
lot with loads of room for a pool, patio or garden.
The central location is near shopping, post office
and community center as well as the wide gulf
beach of the north end!!! Call today for details!!!!

(813) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217

SSales ( Rentals Property Management


ISLAND HISTORY BUFFS...
June Alder's column begins the saga of
Anna Maria City this week in the
S ISLANDER BYSTANDER.


Century 21
A Paradise Inc. Realtor
This Weeks Features!!
Owner Says Sell Bring us an offer on this de-
sirable Longboat Key canal lot at Hideaway Bay.
Asking $180,000.
Ocean Park Terrace 3Bd 2Ba. Turnkey fur-
nished unit with rooftop terrace. Built in wetbar
and barbecue. $199,000.
Priced Reduced Owner is anxious to sell this
2100 sf townhouse at Sunbow Bay. 3Bd, 3Ba
new paint and carpet. $122,000.
ATTENTION BUYERS!!
For answers to questions concerning your rep-
resentation in Real Estate Transactions call
Dennis McClung at 778-4800.


GULFFRONT DUPLEX
A rare find in Anna Maria! One of a very few Gulf
front duplexs on beautiful private beach. Two
turnkey units great for partnership investment.
Excellent seasonal and summer rentals. Newly
reduced to $408,500 for both units!
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame REalty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-2259


CANAL LOT
On Sailboat Water
in Anna Maria City.

$125,000
Ready to build the
home of your dreams
in an ideal location.

HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


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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OPEN HOUSE
New Canalfront Listings
SUNDAY, MARCH 28
1 to 4PM
111 Pelican Street
3 Bedrooms, 2 Batbhs
236 Chilson Avenue
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
Both in Anna Maria
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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BAYOU CONDO
March & April 1993 seasonal rental
NOW available. Canal front. Private
dock. 2 bedrooms. Best water view in
complex.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1222


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Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS* 7 DAYS A WEEK








, CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD







Elaine is still here ...

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

ROOF REPAIRS INSURED* LICENSED
BUILT UP
SHINGLES
CARPENTRY GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROOFING 746-6643
RE-CONSTRUCTION 76 6

Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles


J.R.

Painting

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

778-2139


OTEY &
ASSOCIATES
COMPUTERIZED
ACCOUNTING
4AIIBOOKKEEPING

ROUND
"'.", 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


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THURSDAY, 3/25, 9 am. 520 56th St, Holmes
Beach. Color TV, microwave, oak dining room table
and chairs, antique cabinet and organ, assortment
of antique silver and china, 8 X 10 tool shed, lawn
mower and gardening tools, file cabinet, electronic
typewriter, assortment of household effects includ-
ing, mini-blinds, bedspreads, etc.

GOOD 16.9' SAILBOAT (O'Day). Needs work and
mast. $500/OBO. 778-2884.
SLATE-TOP server, great storage space plus 1
drawer. $75. 778-5129.
WALNUT WALL UNIT shelves, cupboards, draw-
ers, desk space for TV & VCR. $50. Reduced!
Beautiful designer loveseat, almost new. $200.
778-4495.
APPLIANCES Used & reconditioned. Call Frank at
Island Appliance 778-6126.


ANNA MARIA Privateers' Flea Market, April 10,
Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5901 Marina Dr.
Rent a space $10 single, $15 double. Food vendor
inquiries welcome. Info and reservations call 778-
0474, 778-5934 or 794-5966.
MOVING SALE Sat, 3/27. Two love seats, car-top car-
rier, small microwave, kitchen stuff and more. Very low
prices. 201 69th St, Holmes Beach. Rain or shine.


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 Merc, I/O, cuddy,
cover & trailer. Low hours, extras, fresh water. Ex-
cellent, $9850. 778-6565.
ROW BOAT WANTED 12' to 16', suitable for en-
gine, reasonable. 778-7414.


BEAUTIFUL black & gold Macaw parrot. 4 yrs old,
very friendly, $1000 w/cage. 778-9444.
HAND FED "Mitred Conure". Talks, playful & loves
attention $200 (includes cage & toys). 778-1157.


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. 778-4323.
LOOKING FOR ARTIST & craftsmen for April 10th
show. Non-juried. Entry fee $15. Call Gail at 778-
4372. Sponsored by AMI Art League.
WANTED: Adult with drivers license to assist driv-
ing my car on occasion, $10/hr. 778-4805.
WAITSTAFF full-time; dishwasher. Tip of the Island
778-3909.
ALUMINUM INSTALLER wanted. Experience only,
with tools. Part-time to start. Call Bob 778-0403.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 23


IACR t -ACR Combined
ACR Services Inc.
LAWN I Commercial Residential
.,V I -L Yard Clean Up Plantings
SERVICE Free Estimates 778-9665


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

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


ATLAS HOME
IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Storm Damage Specialists Since 1985
CALL US WE'RE LOCAL
925-1640
3570 Webber St., Sarasota FL 34239


1 CHRISTIE'S
lf 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)



STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
o FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
,mi *. MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
_Free Estimates 748-3558
II II--- CLIP&SAVE -
ELAINE F. DEFFENBAUGH GARY F. DEFFENBAUGH


MOBILE LOCKSMITH
a Registered Bonded Insured
Radio Dispatched
Emergency Service 778-5594
LUGGAGE REPAIR 7 I55
L .....------ CLIP & SAVE ---- J

NU-Weatherside SINCE
of Florida, Inc. RX0065455
WINDOW
REPLACEMENT
VINYL SIDING
SSOFFIT & FASCIA
PORCH
ENCLOSURES
778-7074 Financing Available


Birds
TD ED 0
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Get an Air & Energy Humidistat
to keep your home mildew free
and dry all summer. v -^ C


A humidistat is a
humidity control
device that works 2',
in conjunction ',,
with your air
conditioner and
when required,
it turns it on ___---.. ___.
to remove
humidity.
CALL FOR
IMMEDIATE
INSTALLATION


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dIuJL L1 U U 56298
AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING SALES & SERVICE
PARTICIPATING 777
CONTRACTOR 778I07 310


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


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PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
778-2356.


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 Let Fat Cat clean
your carpet and upholstered furniture. Jon Kent, island
resident/owner. 8 to 5 mobile #745-4723.
MATURE COMPANION in your home. Cooking, driv-
ing, island resident, non-smoker. Full-time. 778-8216.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, refer-
ences, reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private
parties or any occasion. 794-5947.
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 prop-
erty in good hands. Honest, dependable, local and
professional. Will make a weekly check or complete
management of your home/condo. 778-5458.

J&M REMODELING Aluminum, siding, small roof
repairs, handyman work. 30 years experience,
quality work, warranty. 778-7985.


HOME WORK
Carpentry, concrete, aluminum and screening ser-
vice. Rotted wood repair specialist. High in quality,
not in price. Will beat any written estimate. 30 years
experience. Call Frank 753-7757.



ISLAND WEST APARTMENTS
GRACIOUS economy vacation apartments with
pool. One short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2
bedrooms. Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.
SEASONAL RENTAL Available March 1 due to
cancellation. 1/1 turnkey private cottage, cross
street to gulf. $1,000/mo includes telephone &
cable TV. OR March 1 thru May 30 $2,700. 778-
2832 after 6pm.
VACATION RENTAL 1/1 gulf front turnkey
condo. $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.

CONTINUED


SHARED OFFICE SPACE located between Dr.
Norman's office and Headquarters. Approx 400 sq
ft. 778-7898.
APARTMENT ON BEACH 2/2, everything fur-
nished except electric. Senior citizens only. Secu-
rity deposit $200. 778-2884.
FOR PROFESSIONAL, personalized rental man-
agement 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 3/2 nice view, $1000/mo. Call
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate at 778-1999.
CUTEST 1 bedroom apartment in Holmes Beach.
Furnished w/private patio, bright and sunny. All
utilities included, plus cable. Available month of
April $800. May thru Oct $450. 778-4715 eves.
CONDO FOR RENT Beautiful beach, 2/2, pool, tennis.
April 18-April 30 only. $325/wk. 798-3257 or 756-9151.
RENTAL NEEDED For 1994 (Jan, Feb & Mar).
Holmes Beach area. Retired couple 778-2930.
RENTALS: 2/1, close to beach $550/mo, includes
water. 1/1 one block to beach $425/mo plus utilities. Call
Debbie at Anna Maria Realty at 778-2259 or 778-3395.
GALLERY SPACE available. Great deal. Best ex-
posure on Island. Very good opportunity! $250/mo.
Includes electric. Call Bob 778-0403.
WANTED for 93-94 winter season, 3 to 5 months,
close to gulf, Holmes Beach/Anna Maria, north of
Manatee. Retired couple. Reply to Box #1344,
Holmes Beach 34218.


BRADENTON BEACH mobile home, one block to
beach. 16' X 34', 2BR. Completely furnished w/
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.
NEEDED: Wheel chair equipped home for handi-
capped buyer. Call Yvonne Higgins Real Estate
at 778-1999.
BAY FRONT HOME 3/1.5, fabulous views! Modern
2 story stilt home, natural setting. Call Yvonne
Higgins Real Estate at 778-1999.
HOUSE WANTED in Holmes Beach on water. Will
pay up to $200,000. Ready for quick closing. Prin-
cipals only. 778-4290.
LOT FOR SALE. North end of Anna Maria city,
$72,500. By owner. 778-4495.
INVESTORS. 2 & 3br, GULF FRONT condos.
Grossing over 40,000 per year. Spectacular 2 year
old complex. Priced under $300,000. CRAIG
ABBOTT PREMIER PROPERTIES 383-1990.
BRADENTON BEACH One block to gulf beach. 16'
X 34' mobile home, 2br, completely furnished,
many extras. $3500. 778-5199.


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


LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years expe-
rience. Call 778-2324.


HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
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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New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903

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formica tops, entertainment centers, vanities
and kitchens. Millwork wood cut to size.
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082
Located just West of the Island Shopping Center


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Mary Ann Schmidt
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-4931 ," '



GREAT FLORIDA SETTING lots of
charm plus a desirable location in Anna Maria
City. Lots of upgrades, fireplace in family
room. Nice yard with lots of space. $149,900.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
GREAT DUPLEX close to the beach. 2BR/
15 BA each side. Fenced yard, workshop and
-inside utility. Screened porch. JUST $169,900.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
WALK TO THE BEACH! Beach cottage
2BR/2BA home with large heated caged pool.
Separate 2 car garage with workshop.
$169,900.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
GULF VIEW from both levels 2BR/2.5BA
half duplex. Full balcony on 2nd floor for pri-
vacy and 2 car garage. Walk to the beach.
$198,500.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
SEVERAL CONDOS available on the gulf
or Intracoastal waterway. Great locations and
views. 1 to 3 bedroom units. Prices starting at
$73,900.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931




(813) 778-2261


Rose Schnoerr
REALTOR
Evenings: 778-2261


Rose Schnoerr, REALTOR GRI, LTG, RRC
1991 & 1992 Company Top Producer
Anna Maria Office 1992 Top Associate
Anna Maria Office 1992 Top Lister
BEACHFRONT HOME Located on wide walking
beach. Lot 100 x 100. Remodeled with Mexican Tile
floor. New white on white kitchen and appliances. Re-
done exterior to resemble Spanish style get-a-way. Call
Rose for details 778-2261. $429,000.
GULFFRONT COMPLEX 3 REAL bedrooms not
a den conversion. Nicely furnished with view of white
sandy beach. Screened lanai. Terrific rental history.
Pool and tennis. $172,500. Ask for Rose 778-2261.
CONDO WITH DOCK on Intracoastal waterway.
Block to newly widened beach. Complex of only 6
units. Maintenance fee $75.00. Covered parking.
Best buy. $95,000. Ask for Rose 778-2261.
SINGLE FAMILY HOME light and bright and
newly remodeled. New roof and appliances. Mere two
blocks to beach, restaurants. Has room for pool on 110
ft deep lot. $129,000. Ask for Rose 778-2261.
CANAL HOME Upscale with quality of mainte-
nance and tasteful use of black granite and wood. Large,
recreation area, light and bright. Davits and dock with
deep water. No bridge to open water. $299,000.
Call 1-800-422-6325 and ask for Rose


Bobye Chasey
BROKER/Salesperson
Evenings: 794-1532


BAY TO BAYOU Great life style in this 2
BR/2BA condo. Tennis, pool, clubhouse, car-
port. $125,000.
Call Bobye Chasey Eves 778-1532
INCREDIBLE SUNRISE OVER BAY-
Moon too! Overlooks Intracoastal/pool. Bright
cheery unit. 2BR/2BA. $130,000.
Call Bobye Chasey Eves 778-1532
GULFFRONT COMPLEX Walk the
"New Beach", View of Gulf over pool. Mid
Holmes Beach location 2BR/2BA. $155,000
Call Bobye Chasey Eves 778-1532
BOATERS PARADISE Fabulous view of
Intracoastal. 3BR/2BA. Loft, fireplace, wet
bar, Bahama shutters, 2 heated pools, tennis,
security, 42 ft. dock, protected with water and
electric. $259,000.
Call Bobye Chasey Eves. 778-1532
GREAT ISLAND LIVING -Great Bargain
too! Turnkey furnished in tip-top shape.
Holmes Beach location, close to Beach and
Bay. $69,500.
Call Bobye Chasey Eves 778-1532





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The Island WATERFRONT Specialists


Frank Davis
Broker/Salesman
Evenings: 778-6335


CAYMAN CAY CONDO Bright southern expo-
sure with lanai. End unit with all the extra windows.
Quietest unit in complex. Just steps to beach.
$84,900.
Frank Davis OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6335
GULFFRONT WATERS EDGE CONDO -
FANTASTIC VIEW of Gulf from your wrap
around windows. Great 2 bedroom/bath unit in ex-
tensively refurbished building. Tennis, elevator and
lots of security. $249,000.
Frank Davis OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6335
CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA
2BR/2BA home with natural cedar siding. Great
Room concept with open kitchen, large utility room and
lots of room for storage on 1 st floor. Great decks off rear
of home give views of Tampa Bay. $214,900.
Dick Maher and Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
LOCATION-LOCATION- 3BR/2BA home lo-
cated just one block from wide walking beach. Great
rental history. $179,500.
Dick Maher or Marilyn Trevethan OFC: 778-2261
ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BEACH!
Build 8 units on these 4 lots! Lowest cost per unit on
the Island!!! JUST $160,000 for all 4 lots.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928


Dick Maher
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-6791


UNIQUE HOME OF DISTINCTION. Charming
3BR/3BA home located directly on Tampa Bay. Oak
spiral staircase leads to second level area of den with
wetbar, bedroom, bath and large deck overlooking
Tampa Bay and surrounding area. $515,000
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
BRIDGEPORT CONDO See the NEW BEACH and
GREAT SUNSETS from this 2BR/2BA freshly painted
unit New carpet, elevator in building, pool and you can
walk to shops and restaurants. Great rental unit! $89,500.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
BOAT DOCK FOR SALE! 44 feet long on canal.
Also includes 2BR/1BA condo overlooking canal at
San Remo. Great views, elevated condo, direct canal
front some furniture included. $49,900.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
2 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH in nice quiet
neighborhood. Deeded boat slip. This cute and cozy
home has renovated interior and updated kitchen.
Bright and cheery. $124,900.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT LOT! $79,900!!
Approximately 80' x 115' canal front lot on Los
Cedros Drive, Zoned R- 1.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928


(813) 778-2261


Tom Nelson
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 794-1928


PERICO BAY CLUB Lovely 2BR/2BA
townhouse viewing tidal basin and environmental
preserve. 1 car garage. Convenient to everything
$119,000.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1928
RARE TOP FLOOR GULF FRONT UNIT! Spa-
cious floor plan with lovely decor, lots of storage, on
nicest walking beach on the Island. Resident Man-
ager and elevator building. Reduced to $219,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
* CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA high quality
home in private area of Anna Maria. Well land-
scaped. Hand crafted brick fireplace. 10' footage on
Bayou complete with dock ... suitable for small boat
Great with cathedral ceilings. Price reduced to $229.000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Beautifully and re-
cently redecorated 3BR/2.5 home on large lot. Deep
water canal and caged pool. JUST $258,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2 and 3
bedroom condos priced from $149,900 to $171,900.
Located on 26 acres of tropical splendor. Tennis,
pool and walk to the beach.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791


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