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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
MAY 27, 1993
DOT sets new public hearings on bridge
By Paul Roat
In an abrupt policy reversal, Florida Department of
Transportation District Secretary Dave May an-
nounced Monday that public hearings on the proposed
Manatee Avenue replacement bridge would be held
within the next few months.
May told the Islander Bystander that, based on the
outcome of the comments at the new hearings, the
plans for the bridge be modified or updated.
"We wanted to give the public more time to give
their input," May said.
That public hearing will be preceded by a video
showing the plans for the bridge and its impact on the
area. There will also be a two-dimensional scale model
of the bridge that links Holmes Beach with Perico Is-
land across Anna Maria Sound.
Although May did not set a date on the public
The people have spoken!
See page 7 for results of the
Islander Bystander bridge poll.
hearing, he did say it would be within three to four
months and no later than fall of this year. Two public
hearings will probably be held, he said, with one on the
Island and one on the mainland.
May's announcement was a violent departure from
previous DOT decisions to move ahead with the con-
troversial bridge replacement despite vehement oppo-
sition from Anna Maria Island residents.
DOT's proposal to construct two 65-foot high, fixed-
span structures was approved by regional transportation
planners last year. That plan has since been modified to
one, two-lane bridge with emergency lanes.
Hurricane special section this week
As a service to the readers of the Islander Bystander, a special pull-out section on hurricanes is in this
week's paper beginning on page 13. Pictured above are some of the scenes from the No-name storm of 1982.
Pete Reynard's now Shucker's
By Pat Copeland
In an effort to move into the 1990s, Pete Reynard's
restaurant will undergo a complete image change, in-
cluding a new name to replace that of its founder,
flamboyant Greek restaurateur Pete Reynard.
Mike Rittoff, the owner since 1988, said the changes
will be in place by Memorial Day weekend and will in-
clude a new name Shucker's Dockside Grill and a
new logo, an "old salt" holding a mug of beer.
"The atmosphere will be a little more casual,"
explained Rittoff, "to reflect the beach community.
The wait staff will wear shorts and shirts, the menu
will include fun food and we'll have a variety of spe-
cial events throughout the year. We'll have contempo-
rary music in the lounge with singles, duos and trios."
The restaurant's menu is being completely re-
vamped and will offer full course dinners from 11 a.m.
to midnight. The menu will feature a variety of seafood
and steaks, as well as steamer pots, sandwiches, oys-
ters, clams, chicken wings and other fun foods.
The restaurant held its first special event last
weekend an after beach party with food and drink
specials all day and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m.
The beach parties will continue every Sunday.
Physical changes include a remodeling of the
lounge area. The lounge has been expanded with an
addition on the marina side of the building. A second
entrance has also been added there.
"We will take out the piano bar," explained Man-
ager Charles "Spanky" Price, "and add booths and a
stage. All dining will be in the front, and we'll concen-
trate on parties in the back three rooms which can seat
up to 400 people. The marina will be cleaned up, and
we'll paint the building and paint the logo on the side."
Citing changes in the marketplace such as in-
creased competition and the need to attract younger
clientele, Rittoff said, "You have to adapt to survive.
We're taking a positive, new approach, and I think the
community will be very responsive."
May said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
the Southwest Florida Water Management District
have issued permits for the bridge.
It has been speculated that the Florida Department
of Environmental Regulation's (DER) opposition to
issuance of a permit may have contributed to May's
decision to hold a public hearing on the matter, "buy-
ing time" to change the bridge plans instead of being
forced to scuttle the entire bridge proposal a very real
possibility in light of DER's hard-line stance on sev-
eral key points on the replacement bridge.
Others may speculate that efforts to force an admin-
istrative hearing with DOT over failure to properly notify
residents within the impact area of the new bridge, as well
as DOT's alleged failure to hold the proper public hear-
ings when the project was first announced, were the mo-
tivation behind the new hearings.
By Kay Pruden
So many people in this day and age seem to have
forgotten the real meaning of Memorial Day and the
solemn ceremony of placing the wreath at the Tomb of
the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
Waterloo, N.Y., is recognized by congress.as the' "'. -
official birthplace of what was formerly Decoration
Day on May 5, 1866. In 1868, General John A. Logan,
then president of the Grand Army of the Republic,
declared May 13 a day to decorate with "flowers the
graves of comrades who died in defense of their coun-
try during the late rebellion." After World War I, it was
set aside as a day to remember and pay homage to the
dead of all American wars.
People nowadays seem to have forgotten all the lives
lost in protection of this great country of ours. Many are
too young to remember the gold stars in the windows of
so many of our homes in the '40s. We can all look back
at the tragic treatment of our Viet Nam heroes.
This month's "American Legion" magazine tells
us that more and more military honor guards are dis-
banding, and even though the Legion tries to fill the
gap, it's not always possible.
So, this year instead of making it just a day of
beach, beer and barbecue, we must try to devote a little
time to remembrance of the men and women who gave
their lives for our country and to instilling this knowl-
edge into our children and grandchildren.
If it hadn't been for them, none of us might be here
to celebrate another Memorial Day.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Meetings ................................... Page 3
Letters ................................ Page 4 & 6
Those Were the Days ............... Page 5
Bridge Poll ........................... Page 7
Drug Free Work Place ...............Page 8
Island Picturebook ................... Page 11
Hurricane Special ....................Page 13
Hurricane Tracking Map.. Page 16 & 17
Little League photos ................Page 24
BJM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 27, 1993 1 PAGE 2
Emergency work okayed for Bridge Street pier
Declaring the deteriorating condition of the City
Pier an emergency, Bradenton Beach City Council
members approved a $15,000 contract to replace rot-
... with more fish
possible in special
A novel way to increase and attract marine life
appears destined to find its way under the Bradenton
Beach Fishing Pier.
Gus Muench has received a tentative okay to pro-
ceed with a series of artificial reefs under the decking
at the popular Bridge Street fishing spot.
City council members gave their blessing to the
project, but funding and permitting questions will need
to be resolved. Councilman Herb Dolan will be con-
tacting state officials to assess availability of dollars
If okayed, the artificial reefs become an active
home to a host of marine life.
The reefs will soon be covered with oysters and tu-
nicates, Muench predicts, and should provide a home
for all manner of juvenile fish.
"I would expect snook, sheepshead, and a lot of
bait fish," Muench said.
The artificial reefs are Muench's own invention,
discovered after one of his polyethelyne bluecrab traps
tumbled over the seawall of his Tampa home in 1986.
When he retrieved the trap several months later, he
found the plastic box covered with tiny oysters and
other marine life, and a school of fish looking for their
Crab traps made way for larger structures. Muench
now has created artificial reefs in a score of spots
throughout Florida. He has even received high regard
from Dr. Virginia Vail from the Florida Department of
Natural Resources, who has said she would see that the
Bradenton Beach project is funded by the state if ap-
proved by the city council.
That unanimous approval came Monday night at
a special council meeting.
"The Bradenton Beach pier is an ideal place to put
these artificial reefs," Muench said.
Total cost of the project is estimated to be $25,000,
and will include a two-year ecological assessment. The
project also needs to be permitted by the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Regulation.
Muench said he would expect the 18,000 square
feet of artificial reef surface would produce about
20,000 pounds of shellfish within the first year alone.
Similar projects have been installed on a trial ba-
sis in some of the canals on Longboat Key through the
auspices of the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram. The reefs are much smaller than those planned
by Bradenton Beach, yet resulted in more than 250 fish
per reef in the first year alone, according to Heidi
Smith of the Sarasota Bay Program.
ted wood on the Bridge Street facility.
Rotten decking and handrails, as well as support-
ing crossbeams under the restaurant, all need to be
replaced, according to Councilman Herb Dolan.
If something isn't done, Dolan said, "in three to
County reneges on
"Know anyone who owns a lot of cats?,"
quipped Frank Tyndall, Anna Maria City superinten-
dent of public works, after receiving word from
Manatee County last Friday that it did not want the
2,119 cubic yards of sand dredged up from the Lake
By Monday, the county had called back saying
it may want the sand for the landfill but under cer-
tain conditions. At press time, Tyndall didn't know
what the conditions were, but said he understood the
county was gathering bids to determine if it would
be cheaper to pay for the hauling Anna Maria's sand
versus purchasing fill dirt from a closer source.
In the meantime, other wheels had been turning.
Mayor Ray Simches was informed by the city attor-
By Pat Copeland
When it comes to paving its roads, the City of
Holmes Beach is falling behind, says Public Works
Supervisor John Fernandez.
"With our present and past budgets, we're really
not keeping up with road paving," Fernandez told the
city council last week. "A couple of years ago, I did an
analysis of what it would take to pave the city on roads
that had not been paved in the last few years. At that
time, it came up to $700,000. Our budget in the past
has ranged from $60,000 to $70,00 per year, so it
would take us ten years for every street to be paved."
Fernandez recommended the following paving
*43rd Street at Gulf Drive to meet the existing new
*Clark Drive from Homes Boulevard to Marina
*Clark Lane from Palm Drive to Clark Drive.
*79th Street from Palm Drive to Marina Drive.
*29th Street at Avenue E to Gulf Drive.
*30th Street at Avenue E to Gulf Drive.
*36th Street at 4th Avenue to Gulf Drive.
*38th Street from Gulf Drive east to the dead end.
*39th Street from Gulf Drive east to the dead end.
*5th Street from Gulf Drive north to the dead end.
*67th Street at Holmes Boulevard to Palm Drive.
*Holmes Boulevard from 72nd Street south to 69th
four years we won't have anything there."
The current budget earmarks $10,000 for pier re-
pair. An additional $5,000 will be removed from re-
serves to make the other emergency repairs.
Marine Construction will do the pier repairs.
AMC sand maybe
ney that the city could not sell the sand but could
give it away to another municipality.
During the three weeks Anna Maria City be-
lieved it had a verbal commitment to the county, the
city of Longboat had shown interest. Tyndall is fol-
lowing up. Also, the city is working on an emer-
gency permit from the state to spread the sand on
the beach south of the Anna Maria City Pier.
"Frustrating is the word," said Simches as he
placed and took phone calls, "b&t it's getting danger-
ous now. We've had reports of children playing on top
of the sand pile digging holes. We have the police pa-
trolling the area every 20 minutes, but the entire situa-
tion is unsafe.
"That sand is going to go soon!"
*75th Street from Marina Drive east to the dead
*Key Royale Drive from Ivanhoe to the end.
*The cross street between 75th and 77th Streets at
the Cabana Beach Club.
*Gulf Drive at the public beach exit on the north
side of the public beach.
*73rd Street west of Gulf Drive.
*39th Street between the West Coast Surf Shop
and the Aquarius Motel.
Fernandez recommended the following intersec-
tions for drainage maintenance:
*82nd Street and Marina Drive.
*83rd Street and Marina Drive.
*77th Street and Marina Drive.
Councilwoman Billie Martini asked about 57th
Street and Marina Drive. Fernandez said the area is
still contaminated from the gas station that operated
there. He said it was de-contaminated in the past but
all the hazardous material was not removed. A contrac-
tor is scheduled to complete the project in the near
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore objected to pav-
ing the cross street between 75th and 77th Streets. "I
do not want any new streets paved unless they abso-
lutely have to be done," she stressed.
Council will consider the paving list at its June 1
McClash seeks support opposing recycling plan
By Pat Copeland
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
talked trash to Island elected officials, and officials
were all ears.
At last week's meeting of the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials, McClash gave an update on
the county's plan to meet the state's recycling man-
dates, and sought Island support in opposing what he
believes is a poor plan.
His concerns include lack of public and municipal-
ity involvement in the decision process, the "experi-
mental, high risk" nature of the plan and the cost.
"Manatee County is fortunate, because our back's
not up against the wall," said McClash. "We've got
about 30 years left in the life of our landfill. We're in
a very good position to make the right decision, and
that's why I want to make sure we concentrate on the
McClash explained that there are two types of
garbage good and bad. Good garbage includes yard
waste and recyclables such as aluminum, glass, news-
paper and plastic. Bad garbage includes hazardous
waste and unrecyclables such as oil, pesticides, gas,
paint, batteries and the like.
The plan the county is currently considering is to
collect all residential garbage -good and bad and take
it to a composting/recovery facility. Employees would
manually sort the garbage as it passes by on a conveyor
belt and attempt to remove some bulky items and
recyclables. The remainder would be shredded and spread
over 50 acres to compost After eight weeks, this mixture
would be released as compost.
"People get a warm feeling about composting,"
noted McClash. "If you're talking about yard waste
only, that would be okay, because it makes good soil
with good nutrient value at low cost. The compost
from this plan would include bad garbage such as fluo-
rescent light tubes, batteries and other hazardous items.
McClash said that benefits such as public partici-
pation, salvaging of resources and energy reduction are
lost or greatly reduced.
Another problem is the cost. According to
McClash, recycling would cost about $2 million per
year. The cost of the composting/recovery facility pro-
posed by Amerecycle, the company the county has
chosen, would be $8 million per year.
"We have to give them a 10-year put or pay," ex-
plained McClash. "That means 10 years that we have
to guarantee a steady amount of waste going into that
facility. If we can't supply that waste stream, we have
to pay them anyway."
The facility would process only about 525 tons of
the 1200 tons per day that goes to the landfill said
McClash. Of that 525 tons, 102 tons cannot be pro-
cessed, leaving a total of 798 tons per day or 65 per-
cent still to be landfilled. The process would accom-
plish a 35 percent reduction."
The state has mandated a 30 percent reduction by
1994 said McClash, and the county is now at 28 per-
cent. The seven percent additional waste to be pro-
cessed by Amerecycle would cost $8 million per year.
McClash believes the county needs to back up and
look at what the goal should be. His plan would be to
address recycling first, add yard waste and see how far
we get with those methods throughout the county, also
involving the commercial segment with incentives.
According to McClash, the financial review of
Amerecycle should be completed in July, and the
county would then enter into contract negotiations
with the company. "Some members of the board feel
they've got all the public input they need to make a
decision," he said.
He advised Island officials to discuss the county's
plan within their communities and make recommenda-
tions to the county. "The board needs to hear from the
communities," he advised. "They can stop the process
at any time."
Fernandez recommends paving
projects for Holmes Beach
God ha s at Photo: Joy Courtney
Good hands at
the Community Center
Scott Dell (standing), program director, and Deana
Hartman, assistant director, are two new members
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center execu-
New directors add
energy at Center
By Joy Courtney
To expand and meet the demands of all the services
provided by the Anna Maria Island Community, two new
members have joined the Center's executive team.
Deana Hartman has taken on the duties of assistant
director. She will be responsible for managing exist-
ing grants, grant application, purchasing, staffing and
discipline as well as being liaison between Pierrette
Kelly, executive director and the public. Living in
Bradenton, Hartman has worked at the center for three
summers as a counselor for the center's summer camp
program. She recently graduated from Florida South-
ern College in Lakeland, Fla., earning a B.S. degree in
early childhood and elementary education.
"Other than more efficient office procedures and
record keeping, my goal is to have a program for ev-
eryone who uses the center and the money and admin-
istration to do it," said Hartman.
Her colleague is Program Director Scott Dell. Dell
is in charge of overseeing all the center's programs
from recreational, educational, to the center's after-
school program for kids. Originally from Buffalo,
N.Y., he has earned a B.S. degree in physical educa-
tion from Courtland State in New York and, like
Hartman, was also involved with the center prior to
accepting his position.
"I want all our programs to be top-notch with qual-
ity instruction," said Dell. "I want the programs at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center to be a model
for the rest of the nation."
"It was impossible for one person to meet the chal-
lenges of creating and administering programs and at
the same time handle administration. Grant writing and
administrating grants is a full-time job all by itself as
is programming," said Kelly. "Both of these young
people have the education, skill and positive attitudes
to get the jobs done. They'll also set a good example
for the children and teens."
It you want to meet and greet Hartman and Dell, it
won't be difficult. Officially they hold down a normal
work week, but somehow they always seem to be there.
Mj THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER W MAY 27, 1993 N PAGE 3
County says 'go'
In a consensus, Manatee County Commissioners
agreed to proceed with a grant application for an Island
trolley system. The application for Florida Department
for Transportation (FDOT) funds is due July 1.
Commissioner Ray Metz of Longboat Key,
chairman of the study group that made the proposal,
told the board "The county must take the lead in this
project. The communities are not capable of mount-
ing this effort by themselves."
According to John Starling of the FDOT, the
department's commitment would be for three years.
It would fund 50 percent of the operating expenses
and at least 50 percent of the capital expenses.
Manatee County's share for four trolleys and a spare
would be $550,000, plus $187,000 to operate the
system each year.
Starling said if the application meets the July 1
deadline, a response would be in hand by October,
and the system could be in service by October or
November of 1994. "I assure you it will get our fa-
vorable recommendation," he said.
Commissioners had numerous questions about
the system, primarily centered on costs.
Anna Maria City
Thurs., 5/27: 7 p.m. Community
Tues., 6/1: 7 p.m. Community
Tues., 6/1: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Sarasota City Hall
Thurs., 5/27: 10 a.m. Manasota League
All meetings held at respective halls.
All island city halls will be closed Memorial
Day, Monday, May 31.
AT THE SANDBAR!
Casual modeling of upscale and tropical
fashions, Tuesday thru Saturday for lunch,
on the deck and in the dining room ...
join us for great food and a great view!
Tropical, Fun, Classic Clothing
Artful Gifts & Accessories
10010 GULF DRIVE AT PINE AVENUE ANNA MARIA
(We're just one block north of the Sandbar Restaurant)
lB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 27, 1993 0 PAGE 4
But why not before the
An enormous proportion of Anna Maria residents arose
today (May 25) to read Manatee AM's statement about the
proposed bridge, "DOT ... now plans to hold new public
hearings on the issue." Presumably the huge majority was
However, if DOT intends to conduct these meetings
similar to the recent Cortez Road hearing, wherein their
moderator jokingly opened by stating that they (DOT) would
listen, but nothing they heard would have any bearing on the
project they can forget it! It might be stated here that MPO
(the Metropolitan Planning Organization) holds approval/
veto power over DOT.
At MPO meetings on November 23, 1992, and January
25, that agency rudely and dictatorially quashed every effort
by Island citizens seeking a mandated forum on the same
DOT failed miserably to comply with required public
awareness responsibilities on this project in 1989. In Janu-
ary 1993, a ranking DOT official told us, "... there is noth-
ing you can do about it ... you will accept this bridge!" Now,
facing a formal hearing and a possible injunction, is this lat-
est effort a ploy-type subterfuge pulled from an often wit-
nessed bag of tricks to once again legitimize prior impropri-
ety and circumvent from afar, the provable, documentable
best interests and preferences of our citizens?
This community deserves an intelligent, realistic, can-
did, factual, non-politically controlled forum, followed by
We must settle for nothing less!
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Well said. We hope many attendants at the public hear-
ing will be allowed to yield their time to the authoritative,
well-spoken commissioner from Bradenton Beach.
Kissick can point out seemingly endless flaws in DOT's
plans for the major artery to and from our island at Mana-
For the time being, other wheels continue to turn in the
SMary Ellen Reichard was quoted by The Tampa Tri-
bune on May 25 as stating, "We've been dealing with DOT
and David May (DOT district secretary) for a while now, and
he's said many things, there have been many hearings, and
the results haven't been satisfactory."
The fact is, DOT didn't hold the required hearings.
Claflin Garst, the attorney retained by Save Anna Maria
(SAM) to represent the owners at Westbay Cove who alleg-
edly did not receive notification from DOT, as well as to
address the lack of public hearings in 1989, is proceeding as
planned, to seek an administrative hearing from DOT.
The U.S. Coast Guard is still holding and can not
issue a permit until DER does so. Ian MacCartney, bridge
management specialist at the Miami office of the Coast
Guard, states that their guide for clearance over an Intra-
coastal waterway calls for a 65-foot fixed span and that
a bascule bridge is a second choice because it does not
impede navigation. MacCartney pointed out that 65-foot
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clearance at Clearwater Pass is not sufficient for that area
for traffic entering from the Gulf.
But since traffic can enter the Gulf from Longboat Pass
at the south end of Anna Maria, a short distance from Mana-
tee Avenue, as long as there is sufficient water depth, that
may very well be sufficient access to satisfy the Coast
Guard. Anyone for a 45-foot (or less) fixed span?
What motivation exists for DOT to satisfy the parking
needs of Leverock's and Perico Harbor Marina over the
wants and desires of the majority of Islanders?
If a 45-foot bascule bridge opens 80 percent less than
the present bridge, as Kissick claims, by accommodating 75
percent of all masted vessels and 100 percent of all
powerboats, would that prove acceptable to those who insist
on a fixed span bridge strictly for convenience.
The northern alignment will get fair assessment
hopefully. During the last hearings, a petition was circu-
Mayor explains beach history
This is a reply to a recent letter to the editor that:
1. I tried to take away dual tax refunds from the
people for our beach restoration project.
2. There was no organized manner to get the funds
3. That the state funded the program first.
Here are the facts:
A. The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce cre-
ated a nine-member beach action committee to find
ways to solve the severe erosion.
B. We began collecting the 2% resort tax in 1981.
The road to beach restoration was paved in 1985. The
county was allowed to raise the tax to 3% in 1986. We
were able to convince the county to use the one-cent
for beach related matters.
C. Lucky for us the State of Florida funded the
beach management program in 1987. Due to the fact
we were rated very high on a priority list, and, due to
the efforts of so many persons, we were able to get
D. The county then agreed to build up the one-cent
to pay our local share of $3,000,000.
E. It looked hopeless to get the $5,000,000 from
the Federal government. Manatee County created the
B.E.A.C.H. Committee: Manatee County donated
$17,000; Anna Maria City, $1,000; Bradenton Beach,
$10,000, (the then Councilman Howie Herman was
able to find a surplus of dual tax refunds that the
people did not collect to contribute the $10,000), and
Longboat Key donated $1,000. All of this for an edu-
cational campaign to convince the county's residents
lated by DOT portraying the northern alignment as de-
stroying Kingfish ramp, with the only alternative being
to build on the south. Not whether to build, or how high,
just build on the proposed southern alignment, without
mentioning the destruction of approximately two and a
half acres of sea grass. Next-to-impossible-to-mitigate
Thalassia testudinum (turtle grass).
And last but not least, there is the safety factor. Finally,
there will be a hearing where the safety issue of a 65-foot
bridge for evacuation from Anna Maria Island will be con-
sidered. George Craciun at DER is pleased to finally have
the safety factor addressed since it was brought to DER's at-
tention after their original denial of a permit. Federal Emer-
gency Management Act (FEMA) criteria regarding evacu-
ation and high-profile vehicles and wind studies will finally.
play a part in the overall picture.
Just a twinge of hope, right Katie?
that we needed an ad-valorem tax to pay for what we
needed. Personally, I kept fighting any way I could to
still try to get federal help. We were federally ap-
proved since the late 70's and we qualified for storm
Due to the efforts of Congressman Andy Ireland,
Senator Bob Graham, Senator Connie Mack, Manatee
County Commissioners, citizens' letters and petitions,
and above all, the Anna Maria Children's letters and
many visits to Washington, we got the funds.
The only reason I tried to use the dual tax funds
was to show a commitment from the Islanders to the
then Senator Lawton Chiles, chairman of the appro-
priations committee, that here was a windfall of
$2,000,000 for the beach and we only needed
There is no way to list all the people and events
that took place in the seven-year period to get the job
done in this article.
Finally, there will never be enough money to pay
back to the beaches for what they have done for Mana-
tee County and Florida.
Mayor of Bradenton Beach
For more letters
to the editor,
see page 6
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 10, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old
this year, by June Alder
This portion of J. Rutledge McGhee's site plan shows the location of his pro-
posed $2 million hotel and park almost exactly on the spot where the Island's
first homesteader, George Bean, built his home in 1893. Note the waterside
drive circling the point plus a broad boulevard (to be called Royal Palm Espla-
nade) down the center of the island.
MIAMI OF THE WEST COAST?
"We have long been in search of a
beach property located on the West Coast
which properly developed will afford a
playground for the rapidly increasing
tourist travel which is now coming to this
coast instead of the East Coast. We will
make Anna Maria Beach to the West
Coast what Palm Beach and Miami are to
the east coast.
"In time, we propose having a two-
million-dollar hotel with all that goes with
such an undertaking and, in addition, the
best country club and golf course in this
section. Winter homes of a distinct type
appealing to the moneyed people of the
North and Middle West will be built, the
streets will be beautified andpaved, and in
fact the whole property will be laid out and
landscaped by competent landscape ar-
chitects and engineers who are already on
the job getting things ready."
"We hope to make ofAnna Maria an
Island of Enchantment and we are going
to take advantage of its magnificent setting
and location. Very little artificial work will
have to be done. Of course, there will be
considerable dredging and building of
seawalls to provide for the anchoring of
the large and most luxurious of the private
yachts which are being attracted to
Florida waters these days.
"We are in touch with men of means
who realize the possibilities in a develop-
ment of this nature and we have no fear
nor hesitancy in saying that within a com-
paratively short time Anna Maria will be
the most attractive winter as well as sum-
mer resort on the west coast."
J. Rutledge McGhee of the McGhee
Interests, Inc. (announcing the purchase of
the Anna Maria Beach, May 29, 1924)
This new owner of the ill-fated Anna
Maria Beach Resort could he succeed
where three previous owners had failed?
Perhaps he could. For in 1924, at the
height of the Florida Land Boom, any-
thing was possible.
Look what was happening in upper
Tampa Bay. Day-by-day, the expanse of
water separating St. Petersburg and
Tampa was being spanned. A consider-
able number of Manateeans were among
those to whom George S. "Dad" Gandy
had sold stock in the 14-mile-long bridge
that would cut the distance between the
cities from 43 to 19 miles. The anticipa-
tion of its opening in November already
had set off a merry rush of construction.
Then there was that fellow in Tampa,
D.P. Davis. He was rapidly turning two
mangrove islands at the mouth of the
Hillsborough River into a classy housing
development. Wealthy people from the
North practically had their hands on their
wallets to grab up the lots due to go on
Closer to home, down Sarasota way
circus king John Ringling was linking an
assortment of islands into an offshore real
estate empire that included two-thirds of
Longboat Key. There, Ringling intended
to put up a fancy hotel to be called the
Ritz-Carlton, like the one in New York.
There was no reason in the world
why Anna Maria Island shouldn't get in
on the good times, folks were saying. But
there were a few skeptics.
Who was this guy MacGhee?
The former newspaperman from
South Carolina had arrived in Florida two
years ago. He had already made a name
for himself in St. Petersburg real estate
circles (his publicity releases said) as "the
moving genius" in the development of
exclusive Edgemoor Estates.
McGhee was in no hurry, however.
He intended to come up with an entirely
new plot plan for an area extending all the
way down to the southern extremity of the
town (to where Holmes' Island Shopping
Center is today). For now, he would be
putting his major efforts in Edgemoor
Estates. But he told Mayor Davis to be
ready for the tourists who would be arriv-
ing on the Island by boat and bus during
the winter season when his "high-pow-
ered sales force" would be on hand.
While waiting for McGhee to gear up
for the big sales campaign, the Anna
Maria town commissioners busied them-
selves with such mundane tasks as dig-
ging into the local Indian mounds to shell
more streets, putting culverts under said
streets and building an ice plant, presum-
ably so the visiting sales prospects could
tinkle ice in their cups of lemonade.
Next: Disaster strikes at midnight
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I would like to publicly thank my
husband Steve for my most fun and
memorable Mother's Day yet. His idea
was so creative, I'd like to share it.
We had an afternoon boating trip
planned for Saturday. While loading the
boat, Steve discovered he'd left his wal-
let at the store so I drove back to get it.
This began a scavenger hunt-type
shopping spree. I was sent from store to
store. At each stop awaited a gift and card
with the next instructions. He had picked
out a complete outfit for a day on the wa-
ter and dinner afterwards.'My final clue
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from there we headed out in the boat.
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East Coast woes
I just came back from a trip to the
People there also "believed" their
council people and waived their rights
to beach property ownership for a
renourishment purpose. Their beaches,
as they are today, are not any wider, but
they do have the larger oads going right
to the beach and intersecting with a
single lane road.
They contend with parking fees,
meter fees, concessions, pier fees, and
heavy auto traffic all along the coast. In
(most) areas there are access fees in or-
der to enjoy a walk on the beach!
It's all been done before open
your eyes Islanders.
Are we first graders?
When a government department or
an employee therein declares emphati-
cally, "It is all done. We know what is
best for you," I tend to feel like a first-
grade student admonished for speaking
Better for whom? If our country is
the democracy it was meant to be,
shouldn't we as tax-paying residents of
sound mind have something to say in
regard to our Island, and most certainly
our self-assurance? I am not only angry,
but very, very, suspicious.
Jane Gottschalk, Holmes Beach
Questions science of
Before the results of your pool are
published and whether the opinion is
"pro" or "con," I would like to question
the validity of the poll itself.
The questions are unclear in that
they overlap and no signature or address
is required. I understand that Mickey
Mouse himself signed a "pro-bridge"
petition in Holmes Beach.
Perhaps you should have used his
name to identify your poll. Either way
the vote goes, it is far too easy to stuff
the ballot box which robs the poll of any
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if needed. Address letters to:
Editor, Islander Bystander, 5400A Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Looking forward to a
The interrelated problems I am go-
ing to outline are problems that have oc-
curred every holiday and weekend for
the past several years on the beaches of
Anna Maria Island when the weather is
good and the beaches are crowded.
1. The restrooms are filthy from about
noon on and unattended after 9 am. on
weekends and holidays when the demand
Question: Who schedules the nor-
mal work week for beach maintenance
employees so that the heaviest schedul-
ing is Monday through Friday when the
greatest need is Friday through Monday
and on holidays?
2. The restrooms and showers are
inadequate, especially for women. On
Easter Sunday, a typical holiday, the
waiting line at Coquina's main facility
from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ranged
from 75 to 80 women plus their small
children waiting in line for more than an
hour. This resulted in many people, es-
pecially pregnant women and children,
being forced to urinate in the parking lot
Question: Who schedules the number
and location for port-o-lets for the
beaches? At least 20 to 30 should be scat-
tered throughout Coquina and 10 to 15 at
the Manatee County Beach every holiday
and major weekend until the county can
fund and construct sufficient facilities.
3. The trash containers are only emp-
tied at the start of each day. They normally
become filled by 1 p.m. and trash then
starts to accumulate on the beach, some-
times blowing into the Gulf.
4. On weekends and holidays, Mana-
tee County employees cannot be found
after 9 a.m. and a call to the county emer-
gency number gets a recorder for which
there never seems to be a response until
the following weekday.
Question: Who monitors the emer-
gency telephone answering system and
then who schedules the emergency repair
crews especially for restroom problems?
5. The job description for county
beach employees seems to be to work up
until 9 am., Monday through Friday, then
drive county trucks from shady spot to
shady spot while diligently guarding the
steering wheels of their trucks.
Question: Does the county have the
managerial capacity to deal with the
above problems or do they need to hire
a private contractor to maintain the
beaches? The beach concessions have
improved 1000 percent since removed
from direct country control.
I think our county commissioners
should divide up the holidays so that at
least one of them is on the beach each holi-
day monitoring the restrooms and beach
operation from noon to 4:30 p.m. I think
they should wear a big sign identifying
themselves, "County Commissioner- The
Buck Stops Here." If they had done this on
Easter, they would have needed the Na-
tional Guard for protection.
I am hopeful that I can obtain
enough support from the community to
take on these very difficult and to-date
M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 27, 1993 M PAGE 7
The envelope please ...
Results of poll indicate 'save our bridge'
It should come as no surprise that according to the
majority of respondents to the recent opinion poll of
the Islander Bystander a 65-foot, fixed span bridge at
Manatee Avenue is unacceptable.
But even more respondents favor rehabilitation of
the existing bridge, far more than those in favor of an
alternative 45-foot bascule bridge.
And more surprising still, even more people opted
for a referendum, perhaps because now both sides of
the issue are willing to put it to the test.
Of the 279 total replies, 130 were signed. Since
the validity of the poll was questioned, although ad-
mittedly unscientific, it was pleasing to note that over
one-third of the respondents were willing to put their
name to their convictions.
The questions and the tally follow:
Since DOT has announced they will conduct ad-
ditional public hearings on all phases of the project,
they too may be interested in some of the comments
from the poll. They will surely hear plenty more of the
same only 32 replies had no comment other than
checking answers to the questions.
"I think you should tear out the bridge altogether
so only people with a true sense of an island will be
here." Cole Bowers, Anna Maria
"Let's not mess up the environment anymore! You
take a chance when you live on an island. If you want
total safety, move inland. Good solution let's go
back to the ferry system." unsigned
"Concerning SAM (Save Anna Maria) Save us
from those who are trying to save us." Thomas C.
Brown, Anna Maria
"Four lanes! Build it once! Spend tax $ once!
Build it big enough, safe enough, wide enough, high
enough once! Why? Because I want to get to work
on time five days a week. Because I "wanna go home"
to my dinner, relaxing bath, also five days a week. I
don't want to sit on a narrow bridge with my car, body
and nerves overheating five days a week for 20 more
years." Pamela N. Gibson, Islander since 1961
"A 65-foot bridge is an eyesore and an insult to
an island which does not allow buildings to exceed
30-feet in height." Richard Moran and Norma
Shearer, Holmes Beach
"Beach renourishment! 65-foot fixed span
bridge! Four-lane Gulf Drive! Hasn't the governor
just purchased Harbor House and plans for an exten-
sive enlargement of the Sandbar? Strange coinci-
"As I listen to arguments for the bridge (65-foot),
I find that most of its advocates have their own com-
mercial interests at heart and not the preservation of
the island's beauty and picturesque quaintness. The
hardware store in Holmes Beach has a list to sign for
'pro-bridge' people, but nothing for 'anti-bridge'
people. This invalidates their survey." William G.
Smith, Holmes Beach
DER vs. DOT, round four
By Bonner Presswood
The Florida Department of Transportation and
Department of Environmental Regulation continue to
be at odds to the tune of over $3 million dollars -
in spite of a justification reply by DOT to DER based
on their meeting on May 4. -
To George Craciun, DER's environmental super-
visor, it appears that DOT is making major conces-
sions on the bridge approach and alignment to accom-
modate Leverock's Restaurant and Perico Harbor
Marina without cause.
Craciun points out, using DOT drawings for the
Perico side of the bridge, that enough right-of-way
exists to construct a northern aligned bridge without
any additional purchase of right-of-way.
DOT states in their reply, under a heading of
"Anna Maria Bridge Right-of-Way Costs," that the
department determined that to construct the northern
alignment would require them to acquire three parcels
of property at a cost of $3,300,000.
"The major problem" with the northern alignment,
according to DOT, is the common parking areas shared
by Leverock's and the marina. The report states that
"the proposed taking would impact parking of both
operations who are currently just meeting code re-
quirements for parking." DOT claims any loss of park-
ing to the restaurant and marina will "expose the De-
partment to major business damage claims."
Craciun, however, claims that according to DOT's
own plans, there exists sufficient right-of-way on the
Eastern approach for a northern aligned bridge. He
has noted, however, that the restaurant and marina
currently use the right-of-way for parking.
Craciun says there would be no impacts to the
eastern approach by a northern aligned bridge.
In fact, according to Craciun, a lower bridge
would greatly reduce the impacts, especially on the
northern alignment. A lower bridge would not require
as much approach, reducing the overall impact area
as well as run-off.
DOT claims they would have to be responsible
for replacement of the mitigation area if a northern
alignment were used but Craciun claims the current
mitigation area would be unchanged out of the
impact area entirely.
Ian MacCartney, bridge management specialist with
the U.S. Coast Guard, stated that the northern alignment
would have "no impact on the Intracoastal Waterway."
He added that the only impact would be to a small chan-
nel to a boat ramp (Kingfish) and a small channel to
Leverock's and the marina on the east side.
"Channels can be changed," said MacCartney.
MacCartney agrees that there already exists enough
right-of-way for the northern aligned plan, adding that
an agreement could be worked out for additional park-
ing in the approach area for.Leverock's and the marina.
In DOT's report, it states that during the inves-
tigation of right-of-way costs, the marina operator
was questioned and found to be opposed to the reduc-
tion of the width of the existing channel.
* Do you favor a 65-foot, fixed span replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue?
J Yes 84 dNO 181
* Do you favor a 45-foot (or less), drawbrid e at Manatee Avenue?
O Yes 52 NO 167
* Do you favor rehabilitation of the existing bridge?
f(Yes 190 J NO 75
* Would you be in favor of an Island-wide referendum on the bridge?
IYes 203 NO 53
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Holmes Beach ponders
drug free workplace program
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Holmes Beach may become the first Island city
to implement a drug- free workplace.
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger introduced the
idea, and council members heard a presentation on it
by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce at the recent
meeting of Island elected officials.
"I think it's essential that we implement some
type of program, because first of all it will give us a
five percent reduction in our workman's comp rate,"
explained Bohnenberger. "Second, it will make us
eligible for federal grants. It will protect the city from
undue liability, because we will have the ability to
test our employees if there's some reason to. But if
we do proceed with this, I think there should be some
provision for a one-time reprieve."
Council chairman Don Howard noted that the
city could also require those who bid on city contracts
to be drug-free workplaces.
Mayor Pat Geyer asked if the program encour-
ages random drug testing of employees.
Bohnenberger said testing is only done in the case of
an accident or probable cause.
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Put your money where your mouth is, and ban
drugs in your workplace.
So said Martin Gutfreund of Uniroyal Technol-
ogy and Joni Korzen of the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce in their presentation to Island elected of-
ficials last week.
Korzen urged the Island cities to join the 600 other
businesses in Manatee County that have established drug
free workplaces. Manatee County government and the
City of Palmetto have joined the-program, and the
county is currently working to adopt standards requiring
its bid contractors to have drug free workplaces.
"Any business that wants to have a contract with
the county must certify that they have met the mini-
mum standards to be a drug-free workplace," ex-
plained Gutfreund. "The concept is, that with public
money you don't subsidize the kinds of behavior that
are ruining the internal core of America. Put your
money where your mouth is, and award contracts to
those companies who are clearly committed to re-
moving the garbage that is the problem."
Mayor Ray Simches of Anna Maria asked if
placing this type of wording in bid criteria would
hold up in court. Gutfreund said it would.
Simches asked if the concept could-be extended to
newspaper advertising. "If the city were to advertise in
the newspaper using public money," he queried,
"could we insist upon the newspaper being a drug-free
Gutfreund said the city could do so.
Commissioner Max Znika of Anna Maria asked if a
drug-free requirement could be added to the city's crite-
ria for occupational licenses. Again Gutfreund said yes.
Gutfreund told officials that a city can join the
program by passing a simple ordinance. The ordinance
does not require drug testing, but employees must sign
a pledge that they will not use illegal drugs.
Banning drugs in the workplace can also save the cit-
ies money and protect them from liability said Korzen. All
insurance carriers writing workman's compensation insur-
ance in Florida will give a five percent premium credit to
drug-free workplaces if they follow specific requirements.
Liability protection comes in the case of employee acci-
dents where drugs are involved.
Officials agreed to take the proposal to their coun-
cils for discussion.
Note: Islander Bystander contracts its employees
with Staff Leasing and qualifes as a drug free workplace.
LDR problem halts zoning hearing
for City of Anna Maria
By Joy Courtney
Pete and Patricia Cain will wait for their day in
front of the Anna Maria Planning Commission. At a
recent rezoning hearing, they agreed to table their ap-
plication for a zoning change until the city can iron
out an unrelated problem within its Land Develop-
ment Regulation (LDR).
The Cains' application to have their commercial
property at Candy Cain's Restaurant, 111 South Bay
Blvd., rezoned from commercial to residential/office/
retail (ROR) brought to the Planning Commission's
attention that the city's LDR does not contain a pro-
cess for an individual to request an amendment to the
city's comprehensive plan if his or her rezoning re-
quest is approved. Without this procedure, approved
zoning changes would violate the comprehensive
plan, which would open the city to third-party law-
suits and possible challenge from the state of Florida,
according to the city attorney. .
This lack of procedure amounts to an indirect
means to deny all zoning change applications a
citizen may apply, but the legal process stops there.
It possibly violates the constitutional rights of citi-
zens for due process.
A member of the Planning Commission ex-
plained the omission of this standard procedure as an
oversight when Anna Maria City's LDR was written
and adopted. The Cains' application pointed it out.
The Planning Commission passed a motion to rec-
ommend the city commission follow the city
attorney's advice and adopt an appropriate ordinance
establishing a legal process within the LDR to make a
comprehensive plan amendment.
Coleen Walter also wants to change the commercial
zoning of property she owns to ROR. Walter has an un-
developed lot at 114 Pine Avenue, (the northwest comer
of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue) and she did not want her
request for a hearing tabled even though she knows she
would be walking into a hands-tied hearing like the Cains.
After a year of trying to resolve her issue, Walter
feels her own hearing would keep the wheels of politi-
cal machinery in motion.
Two public hearings in reference to adoption of
the ordinance will be announced at a later date.
Nine vie for advisory boards
Nine Anna Maria City citizens have applied for
consideration for appointment to the two seats open on
the city's Planning Commission and one seat on its
Code Enforcement board.
The residents interested in serving on the Planning
Commission are Doug Copeland, Roland Dreier,
Melody Kramer, Jimmy Nichols, Wallace Storey and
Harlan Sunquist. Indicating a preference to serve on
either the planning commission or code enforcement
boards are Robert Cavallero and Robert Loomis. Seek-
ing a seat on code enforcement only is Bill D'Allaird.
Police Chief Rick Maddox said, "Essentially the
two things that are included in these programs are pre-
hiring and some sort of scheduled urinalysis as part of
a yearly physical. The third thing is that you cannot
impose just any kind of random testing on employees.
It can be done, like you say, when you have an acci-
dent. The other one could be probable cause or some-
thing that's just beyond a reasonable suspicion where
the supervisor has observed aberrant behavior on the
part of the individual."
Maddox added that a very important part of the
program is having a provision for the employee who
recognizes his problem and turns himself in for treat-
ment. Maddox said this is generally on a one-time
Bohnenberger said the first step is for the city to
adopt a resolution. He suggested using the City of
Palmetto's resolution on the subject as a guide and
calling the Florida League of Cities for information on
a reduction in workman's compensation insurance.
Howard said program material will be sent to city
attorney Steve Dye and city department heads for their
comments, and the subject will be placed on the June
3 work session agenda.
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By Pat Copeland
The working man and woman will once again
have the opportunity to attend council work sessions
in Holmes Beach.
Although evening work sessions were tried in the
recent past with mixed results, the Holmes Beach City
Council agreed unanimously to give them another shot.
Starting June 3, work sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m.
In making the motion, Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore reasoned, "I still prefer evening work ses-
sions for resident attendance. Also, if people who work
days want to run for office, they can."
Council members Rich Bohnenberger and Billie
Martini said they received calls in support of night
"There's the problem of when outside agencies
have to come before council," noted Bohnenberger.
"But maybe we can solve that with a special work ses-
sion in the day to accommodate some people."
Council Chairman Don Howard said the night ses-
sions had been tried a year ago, and he kept a count on
"The attendance was directly related to the pro-
gram." he said. "If it was going to be a good show, a
lot of people came. If it was home occupation li-
censes and things like that, we echoed in here. If the
purpose is to get people in here to participate and get
them informed, we have to be consistent. We can't
keep juggling it around."
Howard said he heard positive comments from
residents who like the flexibility of one day and one
Council discussed the problems of extra hours
for the city clerk in taking minutes at night sessions.
Possibilities include having the clerk come in three
hours later on days of night sessions and hiring part-
time office help to relieve the office work load.
The council agreed to co-sponsor a bike safety pro-
gram with the Island Kiwanis Club on June 5 from 9 to
11 am. at the Anna Maria Elementary School.
In other business, council appointed Dr. Francis
Smith Williams to the planning commission, ap-
proved home occupation licenses for John Adams
and Gary Baldassari and approved the site plan for an
addition to Huth Insurance.
Council wants to meet board 'wannabes'
"Getting to know you" might become the refrain of
the Holmes Beach City Council as it implements new
procedures for appointments to its advisory boards.
The procedures are the result of a coihplaint by Coun-
cilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard, who felt that prospective
board appointees should be present for questioning when
council is considering their appointment.
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger, who developed an
application form for prospective board appointees, agreed.
"My concern was to learn more about the person,"
he said, "because that way we can be sure we're get-
ting the best qualified person for the position. And I
think they should appear at the work session before the
vote. I think we could waive the rules by majority vote
if there is a necessity."
Mayor Pat Geyer noted that in the past "everybody
knew everybody, but now there are a lot of newcomers."
Councilwoman Billie Martini suggested that the
council hold its first meeting immediately following
the swearing in of newly elected members. At that
time, board openings would be announced. A week
later, council would hold a special work session to
meet prospective appointees, then at the first regular
meeting make the appointments.
Council Chairman Don Howard said the council
chairman and vice chairman should be elected at that first
meeting. Councilwoman Carol Whitmore added that all
board members should also appear at the first work ses-
sion so council can meet them.
The others agreed.
Former Mayor Marguerite Thompson asked if a
charter change is required to accommodate the
changes in procedure. Howard asked Bohnenberger
to research that question, as well as the conflict be-
tween the city charter and the city code on the elec-
tion of the council chairman and vice chairman.
Island mail carriers
collect tons of food
The Island zip codes 34217 and 34216
reaped close to 5,000 tons of canned goods dur-
ing the area-wide, one-day food-drive by letter
carriers, according to Larry Machino, supervisor,
Bradenton Beach Post Office.
The five tons of canned goods were collected
by six Island letter carriers who collected from
800 to 1,500 pounds each.
Residents were asked to put out canned
goods with their mail last Saturday. It was re-
ported that many Anna Maria City residents, who
do not have home delivery, used the pick-up sta-
tion at the Anna Maria Post Office or took their
goods to an Island neighbor for collection.
The U. S. letter carriers sponsored the drive
to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota
Their goal was to stock the Sarasota food
bank through the summer to help feed children
who won't be receiving low-cost lunches be-
cause of the end of the school year.
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Guild exhibit features
work of Island artists
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is
currently featuring an exhibit of the works
Vejrostek (right). Hale's oil painting "Wild
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pictured below. The exhibit will remain
open until the middle of June and the
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The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
again sponsor a summer day-care program for chil-
dren ages five through 12 years old. Registration is
going on now.
The "Our Living World" program will be offered
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
drop-off time will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and pick-
up time will be from 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Registration costs $5 (includes tee-shirt). Each
weekly session will cost $50. The weekly rate in-
cludes the cost of all field trips. A discount is avail-
able for families with more than one child.
The program will provide curriculum-based
classes including sports, recreation, arts, crafts, cook-
ing, drama, computer learning, and foreign languages.
Interesting and fun field trips are planned weekly.
Program brochures and registration forms are
available at the Center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City, or call 778-1908 for additional informa-
tion. Registration forms are also available at Anna
Maria Elementary School.
Time change for
The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce has
changed the starting time of its May social at the Sun-
set Beach Motel in Bradenton Beach.
The social will be held this evening, Wednesday,
May 26, at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Island Library closes
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach will
be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.
The Sandbar Restaurant's 9th annual Summer
Beach Olympics to benefit the United Way will be
held on Sunday, June 13.
All details and information for registering was in
last week's issue of the Islander.
For more information, call Gary, Steve, Joe, Alan,
or Lynda a the Sandbar at 778-0444.
programs at library
The Island Branch Library summer programs for
children ages 2 on up will begin after June 9 and reg-
istration for the reading/listening clubs will be ac-
cepted after that date.
Stop by the library for dates and programs avail-
able. Registration is required. The Island Branch Li-
brary is located at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria teens
put it on stage
Island teens will present "Charlie," a touching,
poignant and original play about teenage relationships
in the 1990s, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29.
Jacob Folstrom, an Islander and family counselor
with the Phoenix School in Bradenton, wrote and di-
rected the play.
"I know everyone who attends will enjoy the
evening because of the talented young cast," said
Admittance is free. No one under 14 will be ad-
mitted unless accompanied by a parent.
For additional information, call Scott at the Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
sets summer hours
The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, will reduce hours for the
summer. The museum will be open Tuesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the
months of June through August. Early Settler's Bread
will not be available through the summer.
Off Island happenings
The Sarasota Art Foundry is hosting a new show,
"Women In Art." The show opens to the public on Friday,
June 4, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continues through
Saturday, June 5, from noon to 4 p.m. It features works
from local artists including painting, sculpture,
printmaking, photography, collage and jewelry. The
foundry is located at 1066 Central Ave., Sarasota.
The Junior Science Museum, 201 10th St. West,
Bradenton, will offer a summer program for children
titled "Walking Through Science: Alone on a Desert
Island Can You Survive?" Eight one-week sessions
with different themes and optional extended day-care
are offered. The themes include: "Grow Your Own"
(Agriculture), "Become an Inventor" (Equipment to
Survive), "Become the Chemist" (Create Drinking
Water), "What Lives in the Water?," "The Sun Can
You Use it to Survive?," "Survival Indian Style,"
"The Challenge of the Weather," and "Try Survival At
Camp Honi Honta." Average cost is $55 per week. To
register and for more information, call 747-9477.
Arlo Guthrie, America's premier folk artist and
son of Woody Guthrie, will be appearing Thursday,
June 3, at 8 p.m. at The Players of Sarasota. Tickets are
$19.50 and available at The Players box office on U.S.
41 at Ninth Street across from Exhibition Hall. For res-
ervations and information, call 365-2494.
Paragon Cable donated videocassette of HBO's
."Lifestories: Families in Crisis" to the Manatee County
Public Library System. This series identifies six of the
most crucial issues confronting today's teens and their
families issues which are hard to discuss and easy to
ignore. Copies of the videocassettes are available for
checkout at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Call the Audiovisual
Department for more information at 749-7113.
A free Performing Arts Workshop for children ages
7 to 12 will be presented by The Florida Studio Theatre
of Sarasota at the Manatee County Central Library on
Saturday, May 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop
is limited to 25 participants. Call the library's Children's
Department at 748-5555 for more information.
Free films for children and adults will be shown on
Tuesday, June 1, at the South Manatee Branch Li-
brary starting at 2 p.m. The films are: "One Man's
Alaska" profiles the wilderness home of a wildlife
cinematographer in the Lake Clark area; "On the Road
with Charles Kuralt" tours back roads and small
towns from Florida to Nevada, and "The Mole in the
Desert" an animated cartoon with a lesson. The pro-
gram lasts one hour. For more information call 755-
3892 or visit South Manatee Branch Library at 1506
Bayshore Gardens Parkway.
All age dance lessons
Lessons to learn how to enjoy dancing the fox trot,
rumba, cha cha, waltz, swing and Country & Western line
dancing will start at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center on Saturday, June 5, for people of all ages.
Classes will be held between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
The time includes a one-hour group lesson and a half-
hour practice session. The fees are $3 per class for
singles and $5 for couples (couples can be made up of
two friends, relatives, or even mom and dad on an
evening out!). No partner is necessary.
For additional information, call the Center at 778-
Registration for youth
Registration for the Youth Summer Drama Work-
shop is this Saturday, May 29, from 10 am. to 11 a.m. in
the chapel/theater of Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City, for children from seven to 14 years of age.
The three-week workshop sponsored by The
Chapel Players begins Monday, June 14, and will be
conducted by well-known director Garry Breul.
The first two weeks of the workshop will include
theater training, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.
to 11 am. The third week will be devoted to going "on
the road" with the workshop production at various
sites on the Island and in Bradenton. A final perfor-
mance will be held at Roser on Friday, July 2.
A $10 registration fee is required; scholarships are
available. For additional information call Roy
McChesney at 778-0414.
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Twin grads fill dad with pride Photo: Pat Pedota
Anna Maria City tax accountant Joseph Pedota is the proudfather of twin sons
who recently added to their father's pride bank as he watched them graduate from
the University of Miami Coral Gables. From left to right as they enjoy celebrat-
ing is brother, Michael, with father, Joseph, and graduates Paul and Joe Pedota.
Pat, the boys' mother, is not pictured because she was behind the camera.
Losing, losing, lost those pounds
A combined 359 pounds have been shed in 16 weeks by these Island and Perico
Bay Club members of Weight Watchers. The group meets every Tuesday at 6:30
p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. All the participants are
excited they no longer have to "go into town" to participate in a full-service,
pay-as-you-go Weight Watchers program. New members are welcome. Call the
Center at 778-1908for more information. Photo: Joy Courtney
Free at last Photo: Jim Meena
Senior members of the Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria City enjoy an
enlightening moment. With the last payment made on its sanctuary built in
1987, the elders celebrated the "money-mental" event by torching the mort-
gage. Pictured left to right are Leonard Wood, Ray Boyer, Jay Layson, dea-
cons; Dr. Mike Holsworth, building committee chairman; John Kamin and Irv
Bobbitt, deacons; Jed Metts, deacon chairman; Paul Bennett and Bob Charles,
deacons; Charles Donahue, building committee member and engineer; Pat
Fletcher, building committee member and architect; James Metts, Jr., pastor,
and Vince Phelan, building contractor. Not pictured are Jim Meena, deacon;
and Ed Wright, Marion Duncan, Ed Porter and Wilbur Boyd, Sr., building
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completed about a month ago and in-
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Be prepared to leave early: Chief Price
If there are two words Anna Maria Fire Chief
Andy Price would use to advice residents on hurricane
safety and protection, they would be:
Price, recently returned from the Governor's Hur-
ricane Conference in Tampa, said last year's Hurricane
Andrew disaster in south Miami, coupled with the
freak winter storm of March 13, provided disaster pre-
paredness officials with a lot to talk about.
"Basically, from Hurricane Andrew we learned
how lucky we were," Price said. A great deal of infor-
mation was gathered and discussed about wind speeds,
wind tendencies and wind patterns from Andrew.
Price said that Andrew spared Southwest Florida
from much of its destructive force and, although the
damage was the most expensive of any hurricane at
$25 billion, could have been much worse had the storm
turned 30 miles to the north to strike Miami.
And Andrew was a Category 4 storm, Price added.
Category 5 is the most powerful of hurricanes.
For Island residents, Price said preparation before
any storm clouds appear on the horizon is critical. A
disaster plan has been prepared for the Island to allow
officials to have in writing what must be done and
when in the event of a storm.
Evacuation notices will be given both through the
news media as well as by going up and down streets
with bullhorns, Price said.
Media should also be consulted to find out what
emergency shelters are open if an evacuation is or-
dered, he said.
Evacuation notices should be heeded early. Price said
that it is estimated that evacuation will take 12 to 17
hours, but advance notice of a hurricane's landfall can
only be expected to come 12 hours before the event.
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What happens if you don't leave early
This motorist found out the hard way what happens when you wait too long to leave the Island. This picture
was taken during the No-Name storm in June 1982.
Don't expect to be one of the last to leave or, if you
change your mind during the height of the storm, to
have rescue personnel help you to safety, either.
Hurricane meetings set June 8-10
A trio of public meetings will be held June 8, 9 &
10 to inform Island residents about the dangers, threats
and precautions of hurricanes.
Billed as "everything you ever wanted to know but
didn't know whom to ask", the three forums are spon-
sored by the American Red Cross, the Island Emer-
agency Operation Center and Emergency Management.
The meetings will be:
* June 8: Holmes Beach City Hall, 7:30 p.m.
* June 9: Bradenton Beach City Hall, 7 p.m.
* June 10: Anna Maria Community Center, 10 a.m.
The meetings are free and open to all.
Hurricane names for 1993
Every year, the National Hurricane Center names
the tropical storms that become hurricanes. The nam-
ing is done to avoid confusion in the event that more
than one hurricane is in the Atlantic Ocean at one time.
Another set of names is given to storms in the
The 1993 names of the Atlantic hurricanes are:
Arlene Gert Maria Tammy
Bret Harvey Nate Vince
Cindy Irene Ophelia Wilma.
Dennis Jose Phillipe
Emily Katrina Rita
Floyd Lenny Stan
Price said police and firefighters would evacuate
the Island as well if a hurricane's direct hit on the Is-
land appeared likely.
season now; intense
A hurricane prediction expert says the next few
months will be about average as far as the number of
big storms are concerned.
But during the next two to three decades there will
be some of the most destructive hurricanes recorded.
That's the prediction from Dr. William Gray, a
Colorado hurricane researcher who has an 85 percent
success rate for his prognostications on bad storms.
Gray says six hurricanes will form from 11
tropical storms in 1993, about average for a typical
Global climate changes and an increased knowl-
edge of the cyclical patterns of hurricanes has caused
the prediction that more and worse storms are brew-
ing for the next 30 years.
Patterns are now being discovered that indicate we
have been through a "mild" period during the past few
decades a pattern due to shift next century.
Another pattern that may help keep Atlantic Ocean
storms from forming this year is a Pacific Ocean abnor-
mality known as El Nino. Barometric pressure aberra-
tions off Peru's coastline cause a global change in cli-
mate, spurring increased typhoon activity in the Pacific
and decreased hurricane activity in the Atlantic.
The pressure changes occur around the Christ-
mas season, hence the name El Nino, or "The Child".
El Nino activity is maturing this season and
should keep the Atlantic hurricane count low.
MIB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 27, 1993 M PAGE 14
Don't plan to weather any of these storms on Island
Hurricanes are placed into categories by the Na-
tional Hurricane Center based on the strength of the
storms. Storm categories allow emergency manage-
ment officials to determine time and need of evacua-
tion of areas of the coastline.
The Manatee County Division of Emergency
Management notes that "a Category 1 hurricane will
kill you just as fast as a Category 5 storm, with the
exception that in a Category 5 storm you will be un-
der a lot more water."
Hurricane veteran have noted that it is extremely
difficult to walk around in winds in excess of 50 mph
- 24 miles an hour less than even a Category 1 storm.
Officials also plan to close the bridges to vehicles
trying to evacuate Anna Maria Island at winds of less
than hurricane force.
Winds of 74-95 mph. Damage is primarily to
shrubbery, trees, foliage and unanchored mobile
homes. Some damage may occur to poorly constructed
signs. Storm surge is expected from four to five feet
above normal, flooding is expected on barrier islands,
and low-lying coastal roads are expected to be inun-
dated. Expect minor pier damage and small craft to be
torn from exposed anchorages.
Hurricane Agnes in 1972 was a Category 1 storm,
leaving in its wake 122 deaths and $2 billion in damage.
Winds of 96-110 mph. Damage caused by winds is
considerable, with some trees blown down. Major dam-
age is expected to exposed mobile homes and poorly con-
structed signs. Some damage to roofs, windows and doors
of buildings is expected. Expect considerable damage to
piers, marinas and small craft in unprotected anchorages.
Storm surge is expected to be six to eight feet above nor-
mal, with accompanying flooding.
Hurricane Cleo in 1964 was a a Category 2 storm,
devastating Florida's east coast and causing $500 mil-
lion in damage.
Winds of 111-130 mph. Large trees will probably be
toppled. Practically all poorly constructed signs will be
blown down. Structural damage is expected to small
buildings, and many mobile homes are expected to be
destroyed. Storm surge nine to 12 feet above normal.
Serious flooding along barrier islands an coastal areas.
Large exposed buildings will be damaged, and smaller
structures destroyed by wave action and floating debris.
Hurricane Betsy in 1965 was a Category 3 storm
that killed 75 people and caused $1 billion in damage.
Winds of 131-155 mph. Shrubs and trees gone.
Extensive damage to roofs, windows and doors, with
most roofs on small homes destroyed. Complete de-
struction expected on mobile homes. Storm surge 12-
15 feet above normal. Major damage is expected to
lower floors of structures near the coastline or on bar-
rier islands due to flooding, waves and floating debris.
Hurricane Donna in 1960 was a Category 4 storm
that killed 50 people and caused $500 million in dam-
ages. Wind gusts were estimated at 180 mph in Hur-
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This commercial fishing boat grounded during the No Name Storm in 1982. During the March 13 storm, one
third of the boats anchored off Sarasota broke their mooring lines and crashed ashore, causing thousands of
dollars of damage.
Winds in excess of 155 mph. No trees, shrubs or
signs. No windows, doors, small buildings, mobile
homes. Storm surge greater than 15 feet above normal,
resulting in extreme damage to structures less than 10
feet above sea level.
A 1935 Labor Day hurricane in the Florida Keys
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Right now, before the hurricane season begins:
* Enter each hurricane season prepared. Recheck your supply of boards, tools, batteries, non-perishable foods
and other equipment you will need to secure your home and prepare yourself for evacuation from the area,
* Prepare or update your Hurricane Survival Kit. The kit should include: medicines (at least a two week sup-
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* Gather your Hurricane Survival Kit.
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* Be prepared to board windows or protect them with tape or storm shutters. Damage to small windows is mostly
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* Bring indoors all outdoor furniture, plantings, lawn ornaments and anything else that can be easily moved.
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* Stock up on non-perishable food. Remember that electricity may be off for days or longer and cooking
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you have a can opener that can be operated without electricity.
* Check all battery-powered equipment, and stock up on batteries, candles or lanterns.
* Also stock up on clean-up materials; mops, buckets, towels, cleansers and the like.
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Turn off gas valves at the appliance, not at the main valve.
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[a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MAY 27, 1993 0 PAGE 19
Leave, and avoid becoming a statistic
Mention tropical disturbances or hurricanes like
Donna or Elena or Andrew and everyone has a com-
mon ground to tell a story:
The time we looked out on the flooded golf
course and saw one of the tees moving. Literally mov-
ing, squirming, wriggling. With binoculars you could
see that the tee was covered with snakes trying to get
out from the flooded roughs onto higher ground.
The time we walked down flooded Gulf Drive to
watch the storm-driven waves crash through the bro-
ken glass fronting the old Trader Jack's Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach. The waves crested somewhere in-
side the building and washed out in a rush of swirling
water onto the road.
The time we were awakened to a peaceful sound
with frightening overtones: the gentle lapping of
waves. Against the side of our bayfront house as the
storm surge, greater than anticipated, inundated the
The time we awakened to check on the storm
and, going out the front door, stepped in ankle-deep
water. One more inch and it would have been inside
the house and this was a storm that no one expected
to amount to anything.
The storm stories are as many as the people on the
Island. And therein lies the biggest problem we've got
to face when not if, but when Southwest Florida's
own Hurricane Andrew comes calling:
There are too many of us living in too vulnerable
We've been playing the lottery with our houses on
the beaches, testing the odds for year after year with
our property and our savings.
Hurricane experts warn us not to test the elements
with our lives.
We've all watched the devastation that Homestead
and Cutler Ridge suffered after their own version of
Hell Hurricane Andrew came ashore last year. The
$25 billion in damages and the 15 dead are a grim re-
minder of what can happen here.
Yet despite the doom and gloom of what you will
look at and read in this special hurricane section, it
won't hit home until your house, your belongings,
your priceless mementoes of 10 or 20 or 50 years of
living are scattered across what is left of your neigh-
But don't let things take the place of lives.
When the warnings come, take heed and leave.
Don't think to stay and save your property.
Your precious "stuff'.
Disaster preparedness officials have probably the
best answer to anyone who elects to stay on the Island
in the face of a major storm.
They ask for names of those remaining.
And names of next of kin, so they can be contacted
to identify the remains.
When hurricane warnings come to this part of the
coast, leave the Island as soon as possible.
Don't become a statistic.
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Special grass appears
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Jim Anderson of Anderson's Nursery in Apollo
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Anderson found that property within a develop-
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10 received little or no erosion damage. Homes within
the development without the hearty grass had entire
lawns washed away.
What's more, the grass strain needs little fertilizer,
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Confused between gale force and hurricane center of a hurricane. Expect winds to come from the erated by the hurricane.
force winds? Unsure of the difference between a opposite direction when the eye passes. Tropical depression a low pressure system gen- .
Sale warning and a hurricane warning? Hurricane warning hurricane conditions may be erally characterized by closed circulation and
The definitions below may help you keep your expected within 24 hours in the area. Begin making winds of less than 39 mph.
Terminology straight this hurricane season. preparations for a hurricane when a hurricane warning Tropical disturbance a low pressure system
Gale warning storm conditions are expected is issued, generally characterized by slight circulation and no
that include winds of up to 54 mph and heavy rain. Hurricane watch hurricane conditions are a real strong winds.
Hurricane a central low pressure system with possibility in the area. When a hurricane watch is is- Tropical storm a low pressure system generally .
very strong and pronounced circulation, winds in sued, residents in the area should be prepared for a characterized by strong circulation, winds of less
Excess of 74 mph, heavy rain, high seas and a hurricane, than 74 mph, large amounts of rain and waves. .
storm surge. Hurricanes can generate winds of Storm surge a dome of water pushed ahead of the Tropical storms are named by the National Hurri-
Smore than 200 mph and create up to 40-foot waves, eye of a hurricane, often reaching 20 feet in height. cane Center.
Hurricane eye the area of relative calm in the The storm surge is in addition to the high waves gen- Tropical wave a line of weak low pressure.
IB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 27, 1993 0 PAGE 20
Tale of two centers:
Remember last week, when the Islander Bystander
reported on an anonymous benefactor who offered the
Town of Longboat Key $500,000 to create a commu-
Well, the town didn't REALLY turn the kindly
offer down. Not exactly.
What town commissioners did was decide to con-
duct a feasibility study this summer to determine the
type of center, what type of activities and how much
it would all cost.
In the fall, a referendum will be held to determine
if the people have enough interest in a community
center for the town commission to go out on a limb and
accept the money.
Like we said last week:
Dear Anonymous Benefactor:
Look at any map. See how close Anna Maria is to
Longboat Key? We already have a community center
that Would greatly benefit from your kind but, to date,
thwarted donation. Call Pierette Kelly at the Anna
Maria Community Center 778-1908 to work out
Power Squadron backs
safe boating week
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron regards the
National Safe Boating Week, June 6 through 12, as a spe-
cial opportunity for each boat owner to make sure his boat
and its equipment are safe and that his personal boating
practices and habits make him a safe boater.
A careful examination of all safety equipment by
the boat owner is strongly recommended to be certain
all required items are aboard and in working condition.
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron offers a
course to the public in the basics of boating safety and
boat handling. For information, call 758-0142.
Kenneth Gerry II and Kathy Sue Bloodworth
M.D. to talk to Hi-12
Gary N. Dolan, M.D., will speak at the Hi-12
meeting to be held Thursday, May 27, at Pete
Reynard's restaurant in Holmes Beach. Dr. Dolan's
topic will be eye care and diseases.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by the lun-
cheon at noon. All Master Masons and their guests are
Gerry to wed
Tim and Karon Bloodworth of Edgewater an-
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Sue,
to Kenneth A. Gerry II, son of Ken and Lucette Gerry
of Anna Maria.
Miss Bloodworth graduated from New Smyrna
Beach High School in 1986 then received a BA degree
in Spanish and physical education from Stetson Uni-
versity in 1991. She also attended the University of
Madrid in 1989 through 1990. She is a member of Pi
Beta Phi Sorority and was a Stetson University cheer-
leader. She is now employed as a teacher of English
for speakers of other languages at Taylor Middle and
High School in Volusia County.
The bridegroom-elect graduated from Admiral
Farragut Academy in 1986 and from Stetson Univer-
sity in 1991 with a BA in management.
He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
and was a resident advisor at Stetson University. He is
now employed as assistant manager at the White Sands
Motel in Holmes Beach and is co-owner of G&G
Graphics Textile Printing.
The wedding will take place on June 19 at the First
Baptist Church in New Smyrna Beach.
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MJ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MAY 27, 1993 0 PAGE 21
Write risk pays off for Islander Kay Pruden
By Jan Gooderham
Rumor has it that when Islander
Kay Pruden of Holmes Beach
opened a recent issue of the Islande
Bystander and saw a story she had
quietly and quickly brought to the
Islander's office published, she was
To date, Kay has had three ar-
ticles published in Islander and fur-
ther rumor has it is finding it hard to
stay away from her word processor!
From trying her skill at writ-
ing in Helen Nettleton's class at
the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center to becoming a pub-
lished writer has been exciting for
her. Well, that's what you get for
sticking your pencils out, Kay!
As a former writer of person-
ality pieces for a Wisconsin news-
paper, I can tell you Kay meets the
She has lived on Anna Maria Is-
land for two years and is the mother
14-year-old Dolores and four adult
Kay Pruden, Islander Contributor
children who live in Colorado. A trim lady with
just a touch of gray in her dark hair, she looks
much too young to have seven grandchildren and
two more expected soon.
Talking about her experiences as a
waitress, Kay said that 99% of her custom-
ers were good, 1% were not so
great and -the temperamental
chefs were the worst of all.
Kay is trying to slow down
from the fast-paced habits of her
native New York, but hasn't
quite adopted the laid-back life
of Island living yet to date,
she'll only venture waist deep
into the Gulf and only when the
waves aren't too high!
In her spare time, Kay en-
joys cross-word puzzles, read-
ing and the already mentioned
"I felt low in self-confi-
dence about my writing. I
wasn't too sure I could do it,"
But, several days after our
chat, her confidence got the
boost it deserved a published
story in our local newspaper
complete with her own by-line.
As a devoted reader of the
Islander, I hope there are more
of her stories to come.
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
May 14, Coquina Beach, burglary to automobile. The
wing window was broken and cassette tapes, a purse
and a medical bag were taken.
May 14, 2300 block of Gulf Drive, bench warrant
arrest. The suspect resisted, verbally threatened and
swung at officers who arrived to arrest him. He was
arrested and charged with resisting arrest with vio-
May 15, 2500 block of Avenue B, attempted bur-
glary. The suspect removed a screen in the victim's
laundry room window. The window was broken, and
the suspect fled.
May 16, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Dr. N., theft of $23.65
worth of gasoline.
May 16, 400 block of Church Street, criminal mis-
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My baseball memories
By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Pack away the baseball gloves in the closet or the
garage and start to dream about next spring when you
can be out there again to toss around the baseball.
I'm one of those kids who will sadly take a last
look around at the final game of the Anna Maria Island
Little League season this year. Why? Next year, I'll be
past the age limit to play in the Island league.
I have friends who are going to play softball in
town next year, but to me it won't be the same. On the
Island there is competitiveness, but most of all there's
togetherness. With everyone on the team working to-
gether, you all hear the sweet sound of victory, or all
taste the bitterness of defeat. Either way, it's good.
You still have that close-knit feeling of warmth and
respect for your teammates, and you all share your
love for one thing baseball.
I started playing baseball in 1992. In try-outs, I
was awful! I missed every grounder that came my way,
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time, but who have a lot of potential and a lot of hope.
At the first practice, he gave us his customary speech,
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"I don't want to hear any four-letter words unless
they're combined to make 'Good Work,'" was my fa-
vorite part of the coach's talk.
Coach Gib worked with me after every practice
until I was off the bench and in left field, and until I
wasn't the very last batter in the line-up. I'd come
home every night tired and sore, but my dad still took
me to a field each weekend where I slowly improved
with his help. By the end of the season, my team had
only lost three games, and we had to be in a play-off
game with the only team that had ever beaten us!
When the big day arrived, you could feel the worry
in the air. You could cut through the tension with a
knife. In the bottom of the last inning we were in the
field. It had all come down to this. They had two outs
against them when their best batter got up. I heard the
crack of the bat. The ball was headed for shortstop. I
prepared myself to jump into back-up position, but by
some miracle the shortstop managed to hold onto it. By
then, the runner was headed for first base. So was the
ball. Oh, no! Michael Jordan couldn't catch that throw!
But, by another miracle, the small-for-his-age second
grader who was serving as first baseman, got about
seven feet taller. He jumped up and his glove closed
around the ball.
I shut my eyes waiting for the call hoping, pray-
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The crowd went wild. So did my team. We jumped
up and down screaming in excitement. The Betsy Hills
team had won the championship game! No one could
take away our happiness. For once, we were all num-
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Shrimping: best, worst of times
By Bob Ardren
Shrimping can be wholesome, family fun. Almost
more fun than can be imagined. Not only does every-
one have the opportunity to catch some of those deli-
cious "bugs", everybody can eat them too. And your
big chance of the year to do your own shrimping is
June 4 is the full moon, and if my guess is right,
that's the night to get out the long-handled dip net, a
Coleman lantern if you've got it, and a cooler for your
shrimp. Because that's the night the shrimp will be
moving in the passes.
Dewey at the Rod & Reel Pier tells me that he's
seeing lots of shrimp moving most nights, but they're
still scattered. "But boy, there's been some real big
shrimp going by," he says. Over the weekend he net-
ted a couple he said "looked like small lobsters."
So the full moon the night of the 4th should be a
great time to try your luck out at the Pier. High tide is
at 7:33 p.m. and the action should get started shortly
thereafter though it probably won't peak until late in
the tide after, say, 10 p.m. By that time there should be
some room in the cooler for shrimp.
The worst of shrimping? Well, someday I'll tell
you about the longest six weeks I've spent in my life
aboard a shrimp trawler. That was the worst.
And speaking of shrimp though he probably
won't like hearing this Jerry Hill over at the Braden-
ton Herald has always been a sort of hero of mine.
Jerry knows more about eating local critters than any-
one I know. Now Jerry's no shrimp, as anyone will tell
you, but he really knows the subject.
And one of the things I learned from him many
years ago was that the best summertime shrimp (not
including those you catch yourself) come from the
baitshops. Starting about now, and getting bigger all
summer, are those hand picks beloved of snook fish-
ers. And loved by me too, to tell the truth. They are
especially toothsome for a couple of reasons.
First of all, they are so fresh that well doggone
it, they're still moving. Everybody knows fresh is best
when it comes to seafood. And shrimp can't get any
fresher than this.
Next, they're slightly forbidden fruit. You see, it's
illegal for a bait shop to sell shrimp for human con-
sumption, so you mustn't let on about your culinary
intentions. Just be cool and mutter something about
snook fishing as you pick out those really big swim-
mers. Then rush them home and eat the best shrimp
you've ever tasted.
Or to quote Mr. Hill as to the correct technique,
"Just keep quiet and pass the cocktail sauce."
I hear the City of Bradenton Beach has a little
emergency on its hands. It seems the city fishing pier
is fixing to fall in. No little matter, the pier clearly
needs some major shoring up, and a coat of paint
probably wouldn't hurt either.
Then comes the news that Gus Muench of Tampa
wants to put some artificial reefs under the pier, so I
called Randy Edwards, the fisheries expert down at
Mote who's been experimenting with artificial reefs
attached to seawalls for several years now. Some of
his efforts have produced lots of baby fish like hun-
dreds in areas where previously there were none.
Being a scientist, Edwards is a bit skeptical of
folks like Muench. "There's pros and there's cons to
what Gus is doing," Edwards says. "The point is that
most of these reef ideas are untested and undocu-
mented, from a scientific point of view."
Well, maybe so. But as Bill Clinton likes to say,
"I know the answer isn't doing nothing." So lets fix
the pier and let the State pay for (they're offering I'm
told) experimenting with an artificial reef under it.
What's the harm?
Chuck Shumard, the Island's savior of turtles,
says that as of Monday evening "We've had eight
crawls on the Island, so the season is getting under-
way. The crawls resulted in two nests totaling 208
The eggs go down to the Willow Street Hatchery.
Shumard is obviously proud of the hatchery, and he
says the public tends to stop by. Chuck says the flag
is up out front, so you'll see it.
Here's hoping all you boaters got your free copy
of "Guide to Anchorages in Southwest Florida" pub-
lished by the Boaters' Action and Information
League. I gave you the details a month or so ago in
this space. The point is that the books are gone now
so if you didn't act then, don't bother now.
The good news however is that hopes are to re-
print the guide next December, and if they do so, I'll
pass along the information again.
BAIL is one of those interesting organizations
trying to set up self-regulating standards on anchor-
ing and moorings by real-life boaters rather than hav-
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If you've any interest in helping with their project,
orjust in hearing about it, write them at PO Box 15014,
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See you next week.
Snook season ends Monday reds on
By Captain Mike Heistand
Dan from the Anna Maria City Pier reported the
pier's fishermen were catching mackerel, pompano,
snook and redfish, which were caught and released.
Captain Rick Gross said he'd been scoring well
on snook with almost half of his fish being keepers.
His clients also caught and released redfish and trout.
Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle would
liketo remind all of his customers of the shop's up and
coming Fishing the Islands Tournament set for June
19. This tournament has the makings of one of the fin-
est tourney's this Island has seen in years. It will be an
all species tournament with a catch-and-release theme.
Captain Tom Chaya clients have been catching
snook all week with catches mixed with redfish and
trout. Tom wants to remind everyone that snook sea-
son goes out Monday, May 31, at midnight and then
redfish season starts.
Toni reported from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet
that its four-hour trip averaged 70 head of fish all Key
West grunts. Its six-hour'trip averaged 150-160 head of
vermilion, lane and mangrove snapper, red grouper and
porgies. Its nine-hour trip averaged 50 head of red and
black grouper, mangrove, yellowtail and vermilion snap-
per with some amberjack and scamp.
Captain.Todd Romaine told me the really big
snook in the 15 to 20 pound range have been hard to
come by but his clients had a great time catching a lot
of smaller fish.
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin said that the offshore
charter boats had a hard time getting out last week because
of the winds. When they did make it out, they caught co-
bia, mangrove snapper, yellowtail snapper, and black
and red grouper up to ten pounds. Inshore, his best re-
ports have been tales of snook in the bayou by the Yacht
Basin and trout in the Key Royale grass flats when us-
ing shiners for bait.
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier reported an-
glers catching mackerel with white jigs, black drum
in the ten-pound range, redfish caught and released,
small flounder, big trout and a few pompano.
From Annie's Bait & Tackle, Captain Zack with
"DeeJay II" said his clients caught big snook in the
12 to 25 pound range early last week. Some truly
huge snook were lost on too light of tackle. He also
said they caught and released all sizes of redfish as
well as flounder and trout. Clients Terry and Doris
Jenkins boated three large snook taken at night with
large pinfish and Don Sligh landed a four-pound,
seven-ounce flounder and a 26-inch snook with live
shrimp right behind the tackle shop.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle reported
big snook were caught last week around Snead Island.
He also said quite a few trout were found in the Palma
Sola Bay, with flounder running well in the Pass and
black drum caught by the Humpback in Palma Sola.
As for me on the charter boat "Magic," the wind last
week hurt fishing a little. Snook fishing seemed to slow
down, but redfish stayed the same as the week before.
My best catch of the week was a 26-inch trout that was
released alive. Great week great catches!
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna
Maria Elementary School for the week ending
May 14. Kneeling are Sky Beard, Michael White,
and Mario Torres. First row are Brittney Nevitt,
Lauren Valentino, Allie Mattice, and Billy Bob
Goldschmitt. Back row are Shauna Lampariello,
Felicia Jones, Amber Cooper, Mark Lackey,
Ashley Eannarino, and Thomas Taylor.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Island businesses and students team up
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce as
part of Anna Maria Elementary School's Partners in
Education Program recently held a contest to help
unite Island students with the world of business. The
students of Anna Maria Elementary were invited to
design an ad for their favorite Island business. For their
efforts, thirty-five students were awarded prizes do-
nated by Island businesses. The list below honors the
students, the Chamber businesses that provided the
prizes and the businesses which were were the object
of the children's designs (these are in parentheses).
Ten-dollar gift certificates from the Sandbar Restau-
rant were awarded to Kiley Murphy (Tyler's Ice Cream),
Jessica Foraker (Seafood Shack), McKenzie Wilkins (Ben
& Irene's Dog Babysitting), Kimberly Berrett (Tyler's Ice
Cream) Travis Roush (Sign of the Mermaid) and Nicole
Miller (Neal & Neal Real Estate).
SAnna Maria Elementary menu
0 Thursday, 5/27/93
* Breakfast: Pancake, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Junior Cuban Sandwich, Green Beans,
Lettuce & Sliced Tomato, Fruit Cup
* Friday, 5/28/93
Breakfast. Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
* Lunch: Fiestado, Green Peas, Tossed Salad, *
* No school Memorial Day
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
S Lunch: Hot dog, Tater Tots, Canned Fruit,
Carrot Coins 5
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Pasta w/Meat or Chicken Sauce, Roll, *
Green Beans, Orange Juice
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won $15 gift certificate from Chez Andre; Shawna
Rigney (The Talented Troll) won a free meal at the
Gulf Drive Cafe; Billy Malfese (Sign of the Mermaid)
and Maggie Van Wormer (Mr. Bones) won breakfast
for two at the Island Inn and Alexandra Murphy
(Beach Bistro) won an Islander Bystander tee-shirt.
Five-dollar gift certificates-from Joe's Eats &
Sweets were awarded to Suzanna Wight (Island Ani-
mal Clinic), Chana Cannon (Joe's Eats & Sweets),
Jeffrey Burgess (Mr. Bones), and Lauren Valentino
(Island Animal Clinic).
Melissa Mixon (Mixon Insurance) won a free
lunch at Linda's Sunnyside Up Cafe; Derek Pettigrew
(John Pettigrew, Attorney) won a $5.50 certificate
from Mr. Bones; Star Beard (Anna Maria Island Pest
Control) won a free large cheese pizza from Oma
Pizza, and Dean Coffman (Dr. Pelham) won a free
lunch sandwich from Rotten Ralph's.
An ice cream sundae from Tyler's Ice Cream was
won by Natalie Van Wormer (Jack Elka Photography),
Jessica Feuer (Island Animal Clinic), Lindsey
Geeraerts (Clancy Sailing Charters) and Laura Potter
(Air & Energy) and Tara Villars (Rotten Ralph's) won
a quarter-page picture in the Islander Free Press.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce tee-shirts
were won by Max Gazzo (Beach Style Sportswear),
Barrett Andricks (Century 21 Real Estate), Micolaus
Cripe (Beach Style Sportswear), Kristopher Smith (Old
Florida Fishing Charters), Carly Douglas (Fat Cat Carpet
Cleaning) and Manon Wacker (Rod & Reel Pier).
A Coconuts Beach Resort beach towel was won by
James Fannon (Anna Maria Pest Control) and a pair of
the resort's sunglasses was won by Lauren Shuford
(Bay Area Travel), Brittni Murphy (Island Animal
Clinic) and Heather Taylor (Captain's Marina).
The judges for the contest were Chamber Presi-
dent Mary Ann Sipe, Secretary Sandy Haas and Direc-
tor Luke Courtney.
Library's done open house
scheduled June 3
The new "library of the future" at Anna Maria El-
ementary School will be featured at an open house on
Thursday, June 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend this long-awaited
and exciting gala affair.
Food and soft drinks will be provided by the Sand-
bar restaurant, the Anna Maria Elementary School and
library business partner.
is a bargain. And our classified
really get results from 10,000 newspapers
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Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
iRoaer .46emnrial Q9im n intig (fIuxrIr
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
9:00 .............. Sunday School
S 10:00 .............. Sunday Worship
10:00 ............Children's Church
Sat 7:00pm ... Seaside Worship
S512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Transportation & Nursery Available
Come, Celebrate Christ 778-0414
.James M. Melts, Jr. Pastor
9:45 .................................................... SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:55 .........................SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
7 PM .............................. SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
7 PM.......................... WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
Nursery for all Services
"A Loving People, On a Lovely Island, Preaching ChristI"
8605 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida 778-0719
KEITH L. GRUENDL
BRADENTON HOLMES BEACH
720 Manatee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Corez Road West (813)778-4480
(813)748-1011 FAX 746-6459
B THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 27, 1993 0 PAGE 27
Norma M. Prater
Norma M. Prater, 77, of Linden, Mich., and a win-
ter resident of Holmes Beach, died May 20 in Linden.
Mrs. Prater was born in Dudley, Mo. She was em-
ployed by AC Spark Plug. She was a member of the
Southern Mundy United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Kupras of Lin-
den; two sons, Timothy A., of Boss, Mo., and John E., of
Flint, Mich.; a sister, Mary Murphy of Koshkicon, Mo.;
a brother, Dwight McDowell of Boulder, Colo.; eight
grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation and funeral services were held in Linden.
Neal E. Schultz Sr.
Neal E. Schultz Sr., 61, of Bradenton, died May 18
in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Schultz came to this area
from Long Island, N.Y., in 1967. He was a mixologist and
tended bar for many years at Trader Jack's, Pete
Reynard's and The Sandbar. He was a member and elder
of Hope Lutheran Church and was a member and captain
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BLUE RIBBON HOME
Bonny two bedroom, two bath Island home in
pleasant neighborhood near beach and shopping.
Has all the goodies, including spacious family
room with white brick fireplace, large screened
lanai, generous master suite with walk-in closet,
top notch kitchen with ample storage, brand new
shingle roof and sprinkler system. A special home
and a great investment Priced to fit your pocket-
book at only $142,500, furnished.
Call or Stop by our office to schedule a complete
"Drive-By Preview" of current listings through the use
of Manatee River Dart Association.
He is survived by three daughters, Teri Besemer
of Tampa, Tina Baker of Tallahassee, and Traci
Eileen, of Bradenton; two sons, Robert Besemer of
Palmetto, and Neal E. Jr., of Bradenton; two sisters,
-vu m^p m wowM
QUALITY HAS ITS PRICE...AND ITS REWARDS.
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000
Doug Dowling Realty. 778-1222
Lucille Heintz of Orlando, and Madelene Ford of
Bradenton; and a grandchild.
Visitation and services were held at Brown and
Sons Funeral Home on 26th Street in Bradenton. The
funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.
gi KEY WEST STYLE
9 i Gorgeous NEW home,
Lapproximalely 400 ft to
White sandy beach &
sparkling blue water!
r Spacious 2 bed, 2 bath,
with beautiful white tiled kitchen, baths & laundry room.
BIG enclosed garage. Drive by our OPEN HOUSE at
2802 Ave. C., or call for appointment.
LOTS**2803 Ave. E., with a Gulf view $72,500.
A South Harbor lot for $54,500.
Dolores M. Baker R-
Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500
*' i a a Twelve years experience
".-y ^RE B specializing in Creative
Make your dreams and goals a
t( Paul Collins
After Hours (813) 778-4330
Michael Saunders & Company
iccnsed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
GREAT GULF VIEWS
Totally refurbished unit, including new tile, appliances and furni-
ture. 2BR/2B, large porch, great walking beach. $119,900. Call
Paul Collins, 778-4330.
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KEY ROYALE Large 3BD/2BA home in
mint condition on sail boat water new sea-
wall cap $239,500.
GREAT DUPLEX Ground floor 2BD/
1.5BA each side. Close to shopping & beaches
- turnkey furnished. Excellent rental history,
ISLAND FOUR PLEX Two duplexes
2BD/1BA each side. Well maintained rental
units. Close to beach & shopping. Owner fi-
nancing available. $230,000.
Call Harold "Hal" Gillihan, PA, GRI
Realtor/Associate Evenings 778-2194
Neal & Neal, Realtors (813) 778-2261
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
The Island Poet
Monday you decorate the graves of your loved ones lying there,
And you bring them flowers and say a silent prayer.
But some of us whose loved ones are buried in far-away places,
Can only bring to mind all their lost and loving faces.
And we regret very much that we can't do our share,
To visit their resting place and show them that we care.
But we must remember a grave is just ground and a stone,
'Cause I'm sure the good Lord has called our loved ones home.
Plan now make your
summer vacation an island
sojurn. Call for details on the
wildest array of prices and
locations in Anna Maria
Island Rentals. All
units are well equipped
S Aand maintained.
KARLY CARLSON Anna Maria specialists,
OR (813) 778-2275, or
MARY S. MILLER 1-800-881-2276
& EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES
3222 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
[i3 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 27, 1993 M PAGE 28
SALE OF THE WEEK
Gracious yet affordable living has once again been acquired at The Bayou,
the City of Anna Maria's only condominium. The two bedroom, 1 bath
upstairs canal front unit (4D) was listed by Maureen Dowd, broker for Is-
land Real Estate, and sold by Carol Heinze of Prudential Florida Realty
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ...
will be held over until next week's edition of the Islander Bystander.
FOUR Bedroom Island Home
Toni King. Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
After Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Re.I EsU.te Broker
3224 East Bay Drive. Holmeg Beacn. FL 34217
Don't forget to save this issue with
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LIVE THE DREAM OF A LIFE OF
BOATING AND SANDY BEACHES.
(i' landeer) n.
A native or
I have listings
Island and at
a map, and
PERICO BAY CLUB There are 41 listings on THIS island.
All shapes and sizes, priced from $79,900 to $199,900.
Local: 778-2261. Toll Free 1-800-422-6325. Ask for Rose.
GRI, LTG, RRC
* Neal& Neal
f the Year
#1 in Sales anc
S* Listings on
S' Anna Maria Isl;
BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach location
with deep water dockage and fabulous view. Lot is
cleared and measures 85' x 130'. Offered at
$192,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, close to beach
and shopping, large pool and recreation area, ga-
rage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
ISLAND DUPLEX Well located and maintained Is- MARCO POLO PIZZA Highly successful restaurant
land duplex in desirable area Holmes Beach. Short on Anna Maria Island. seating for 35 pizza lovers. All
walk to prime beach area and canal docking. Priced equipment plus 2COP beer and wine license. Priced
at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan. at $75,000. Call Stan Williams for details.
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SUNRISE OR SUNSET Pick your preference from
one of these 2BR-2BA Gulffront or Bay view, unfur-
nished condos. Pool, elevator and close to shopping
and restaurants. Great beach just across the street.
Priced from $92,500 to $94,900. Call Stan Williams.
ISLAND RESIDENCE Modern, well maintained
2BR 2BA residence located on north tip of Island.
Short walk to prime beach. Oversized garage with
large storage workshop area. New roof in 93.
Priced to sell at $139,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
the saga of
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The Prudential Florida Realty e Ae FXF ida
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
( PRICED REDUCED!
#51587 $169,900 ...
..... Very nice duplex and -
only half block from
Sthe Gulf. Larger side
> is turnkey furnished. ---
SUNBOW BAY UNtIT k
/ #51783 $81,500 ... Enjoy Island living in this large
-" one bedroom overlooking the lagoon.
Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent with International
Contacts? Call one of the Top Sales Associates at
Prudential Florida Realty for Sarasota-Manatee
S Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267.
KEY ROYALEI #50509 $239,000 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath on large corner lot
with Golf Course view!! Great floor plan for entertaining. Call Roni
McCuddin 778-5585 or Karin Stephan 388-1267 today.
SHELL COVE! #51958 $99,900 ... 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Fabulous sunsets
from the balcony! Call Karin Stephen 388-1267 or Carol Heinze 778-7246.
ISLAND VILLAGE #51953 $159,900 ... Beautiful turnkey furnished
townhouse with private spa. Call June Gilley 792-0758 anytime!
HERITAGE WEST! #50905 $56,900 ... Very nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo. Mirrored wall, small porch off the master bedroom, & more!
BRADENTON BEACHI #381 $115,900 ... 2 bedroom, 1 bath each side.
Come see this Island duplex today!
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 778-6467 or TERRY ROBERTS 778-1679
The Prudential _
CAROL HEINZE, CRS
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Fax (813) 778-3035
After Hours (813) 792-5721 a L
YOUR BEACH IS WAITING FOR YOUI $239,000
#50301 ... Walk to beach from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home in Anna Maria. Owner is associate. A must see!
SPORTSMAN HARBORI $169,900 #51345 ...
Quality new construction. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
just steps to Gulf beaches!
CALL T. DOLLY YOUNG 778-5427
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.
[I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 27, 1993 1 PAGE 29
Don't forget to save this issue
of The Islander Bystander and
the Special Hurricane Section!
REDISCOVER ROMANCE: Imagine sipping cham-
pagne under the stars while sharing the hot tub on
your private deck. Quiet 2 bedroom villa within
walking distance to Gulf beaches. Home is pro-
tected by a buyer's warranty, move in and uncork
the champagne! To see this love nest call Sandy
Greiner, 778-3794 eves.
NEW LISTING: Canal front home in the City of
Anna Maria. Two bedrooms, 2 baths. This home
has it all close to beaches. Gulf or Bay, shopping
and sunsets you won't believe. $159,900. For a
personal tour call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
RETIRE TO PARADISE: Freestanding two bed-
room, two bath villa in Longboat Key adult commu-
nity. Privacy of a corner lot with a deep water ma-
rina only steps from your door. Enjoy a community
pool, putting green, activity center, and white Gulf
Beaches within walking distance. Private and afford-
able. Call Sandy Greiner today for your appoint-
ment. 778-3794 eves.
.. -: .
CANAL BAYVIEW: View the Bay and Intracoastal
Waterway from most rooms of this 2 bedroom, 2 bath
open floor plan home. Screened lanai, huge storage
and recreation area. Buyer's Warranty and OWNER
PREFERS TO FINANCE. Priced at $168,000. Call
Carol Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
FLAMINGO BY THE BAY: Deeded boat slip is at
your front door with this lovely turnkey furnished one
bedroom, one bath spacious ground floor unit. Quite
a package for $58,900. Call Debbie Walther, 794-
6295 eves and start sailing today!
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS S ~ I
S REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Uc. Real Estate Broker
6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 778-6066
FORMERLY HENDRICKS REAL ESTATE
) Sales(.Rentals*Property Management
SPACIOUS CANAFRONT ISLAND HOME -
Great family home, nestled among lots of
tropical trees, with oak floors, stone fireplace,
eat-in-kitchen with oak cabinets and Corian
counter top. Large screened pool, work shop
area and recreation area on ground level. 25'
x 33' dock. Great neighborhood. $239,000.
lnik Mahpr nr Tom Nolsnn OFr. 778-2261
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY!! All apart-
ments recently renovated. Electric, carpet
and paint all updated. Lovely tropical spot on
natural waterway plus just steps to prime
north end beaches. GREAT RENTAL HIS-
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
z ,, a1 .e
UNIQUE Commercial/residential property
in City of Anna Maria. 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath
plus office & bath, pool. Great location for ac-
countant, lawyer or Real Estate office! and
work in paradise for $167,000.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
Dick Maher at 778-6791
Tom Nelson at 778-1382
ERLEL & MlEN.
778-2261 or 778-2244
-neaL &i reaL
Mary Ann Schmidt.
ON THE RIVER New Custom Built 2BR/2BA. 5
year Builder Warranty. Key West Style, wrap
around porch, bring your boat. $169,900.
GREAT DUPLEX close to the beach. 2BR/1.5
BA each side. Fenced yard, workshop and inside
utility. Screened porch. JUST $169,900.
WALK TO THE BEACH! Beach cottage 2BR/
2BA home with large heated caged pool. Sepa-
rate 2 car garage with workshop. $169,900.
GULF VIEW from both levels 2BR/2.5BA half du-
plex. Full balcony on 2nd floor for privacy and 2
car garage. Walk to the beach. $198,500.
BAYWINDS CONDO 2&3 BR, boat dock on
Intracoastal waterway. Nice quiet setting.
ISLAND SIX-PLEX with 2BR/2BA each
unit. Great assumable loan. Swimming pool
on property. Recently painted and waiting for
new buyer. $450,000.
ISLAND LOT located one block to shopping &
beach. Build your own Island paradise. $62,000.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
Neal & Neal, Realtors@ (813) 778-2261
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
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Exceptional property for the discriminating buyer. 3BR/
3B, 2 car garage, Mexican tile throughout. Short walk to
beach. $299,500. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
BETTER THAN GULFFRONT Where the Gulf meets the
Bay at the very tip of Anna Maria Island. Find the comfort and
charm of a true beach house in this 4BR/3B home. $489,000.
Toni King, 778-1785 or Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
VAST BAYOU OVERLOOK Sailboat water laps two
sides of this Key Royale property. 3BR/2B u-shaped
home surrounds heated and caged pool. Dock. $279,000.
Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Cozy well maintained
duplex near the beach. Exceptional lot with fruit trees. Could
expand or convert to a 3BR/2B single family residence. A
real bargain at $129,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
LUXURY LIVING AT MARINERS COVE Several
units available in this unique community on deep water
canal with boat slips. Breath taking sunsets from
$215,000 to $350,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
SALES RENTALS 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 & professional services.
S- MEMBERB AND Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience
-shows we are lon established ISLAND offices
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NEW LISTING ENJOY WEEKENDS OR A LIFETIME AT NEW LISTING 202 LAKEVIEW
Duplex close to beach, includes 2 bed- SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS Seaside Gardens we have just listed a unit 2 Bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car ga-
rooms, 1 bath each side. Nice large lot Elevator, swimming pool & tennis fa- with 2BR/2BA. Located on canal w/ Bay ac- rage. Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall
and priced to sell! As is, $130,000. Call cilities. Nice two bedroom, two bath cess aneautul vew e c and dock. Fireplace, central vacuum.
today! unit. $94,900. Call Rosemary Schulte (eves. 794-6615). House being refurbished. $180,000.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
UC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P O Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Uc Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
flB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 27, 1993 0 PAGE 30
Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
SCAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\778 R34 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
-77 3 AND SATISFACTION
S Elaine is stilt here ...
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
S Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
of Florida, Inc. RxooosGss
SSOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
- RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
S- ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
S* MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
WE'VE GOT ESP*
AND WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT TOO!
Our ESP* (ENERGY SAVINGS PLAN)
is a twice-a-year inspection, lubricating, adjust-
ing, and cleaning of your heating/cooling sys-
tem to keep it running at peak efficiency.
At $48.00 for both visits, it's a bargain you
won't want to pass up.
NO high pressure sales.
NO unneeded parts replacement
NO phone solicitations
You'll have to call us or we'll never meet.
Just call and say, "I want ESP, too!"
Celebrating our 21st Year
Serving the Island Communities
778-9622 Holmes Beach
RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Programmable.
Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast Guard and can
seek and find for cellular phone. $85. 778-5429.
KING SIZE WATERBED $75. 778-9392.
MOVING: Must sell Mantis electric Chipmate. 2.2hp.
Like brand new. Purchased 1/93. 778-2424.
DANISH COACH & chair w/walnut legs & arms.
Kitchen sink & faucet (harvest gold). 778-2432.
FOR SALE: Kingsize waterbed $150. Console 19"
color TV $45. Couch & loveseat $150 (beige/mauve).
FOR SALE Washer & dryer $100 each. Lazy Boy
recliner rocker $45. Drop leaf dinette table w/2 chairs
$45. Two end tables $10. Exercycle $30. Stereo cabi-
net $30. 778-3146.
FUTON Beautiful, queen size, excellent shape and
always been covered. 26" console TV. Works per-
fectly and hooks up so you may view. 778-2611.
SAVE 50% Business travel or family vacations. Never
pay full price for hotels and dining again. Plus save
up to 50% on over 1,000 cruises. LeisuretymeT
Travel Club membership on $49.95. Call now. 813-
778-2174 ext 1010 or send check or money order:
Travelers Best, PO Box 1205, Holmes Beach FL
WHITNEY BEACH Arts & Crafts Fest. Sat May 29,9-
4. Exhibits, food and music. (Rain date 5/31).
3 FAMILY yard sale. Fri, May 28 and Sat, May 29. 9-2.
FISHING ABOARD the "FISH HOEK" with Captain
Mitch Cockrell on 17' boat. 1/2, 3/4 & full day charters.
Snook, tarpon, trout & redfish. 745-1361.
1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine, cuddy
cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer included. Worth
$14,000, sacrifice at $10,000. 778-4084 or 778-6541.
SKI BOAT Red & white, 16.2 ft, 70 hp Evinrude mo-
tor. Runs good. Needs trailer. $300/OBO. 778-1917.
FREE BOAT SLIP in exchange for occasional use of
boat. 25 to 35' range. I will maintain. Safe, well lit area,
maximum exposure for selling a boat. 778-7765.
24' 1989 SUNFISH. All equipment and pull trailer.
FISHING BOAT 17' Wellcraft, 55 Johnson, trailer $1650.
Tandem boat trailer $800. Merlruser 6 cyl outdrive, com-
plete $1600. Tampa 962-0817. Weekends 778-2695.
1987 21' CELEBRITY V-6, 205hp, MerCruiser I/O.
VHF and loran. 1 owner in mint condition. $8,500.
1986 OLDS 88 Excellent car, 2 door, full power.
$2700. 778-8256 between 95.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfronl Bed & Breakfast. 778-
NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted immediately. Busy salon.
Part-time AND Full-time help wanted at Peaches Ice
Cream and Deli. 778-7386.
Part-time SUMMER/evenings. Apply Tylers Ice
Cream, 12 noon till 9. 11904 Cortez Rd W.
MUSICIANS: 2 quality musicians needed. 1 keyboard
& 1 lead guitar to complete original music ensemble.
Project will be recorded for local sales & concert pro-
motion. This time it's the music, stupid. 778-8247.
P/T RETAIL Sales. Ladies' and men's wear. 2 or 3
days a week. Saturday a must. Call Linda at 778-
P/T Sat, Sun and holidays. Misc cleaning. Respon-
sible teenager OK. Haley's Motel 778-5405.
people with a
passion for this
can't be here
They stay in
use the coupon
form on page 5
B THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MAY 27, 1993 U PAGE 31
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, cook, drive, etc.
Full-time for part-time. 778-8216.
GRADUATE NURSE Flexible and reliable, physical
therapy, stroke re-hab. Excellent references. Cook
and non-smoker. 798-3706.
ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring landscape
into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and color.
For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the beach en-
vironment all summer, call 778-2260.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on mobile number 356-4639.
YES, Pine-So Patty & Co. We do everything. Light clean-
ing, spring cleaning, windows, moving help, whatever!
Rental property our speciality for 18 1/2 years on this is-
land. 10% discount to Tom Selleck. 778-9217.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured and a
Manatee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Mont-
gomery for your free estimate today at 792-9252.
APPLIANCES Used & reconditioned. Servicing also
available. Call Frank at Island Appliance. 778-6126.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
VAN-GO Painting & Pressure Cleaning. Local refer-
ences. Licensed and insured. 12 years experience.
Call Bill or Dan. 778-5455.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
DEPENDABLE quality cleaning. References avail-
able. Experienced, honest. Reasonable ironing rates.
Call Lucy 778-2479.
PARADISE FOR $79 wk. Looking for responsible,
laid back roommate to share nice North Shore home.
Own phone number, own TV, furnished or unfur-
nished. All amenities. Dock a boat at back door. De-
posit required. 778-1273.
FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED duplex on Intrac-
oastal-coastal, great view. 1/1, week/month/year
GULF VIEW Residential/Commercial units in Anna
Maria. 1 studio unit available and 1 large studio avail-
able now. Rent negotiable. 778-6126.
HOW TO PLACE
A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY
Classifieds need to be placed in person at our of-
fice after all, who can afford to invoice for $3.00?
Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on
the corner between D. Coy Ducks and the
laundromat and we are open daily from 8 to 5,
Monday through Friday.
Minimum $3.00 for up to 3 lines.
Additional lines: $1 each, Boxes $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information, call 778-7978.
DIRECT BAY FRONT 1/1. Absolutely beautiful apart-
ment. Unfurnished/furnished. 778-0413.
SUMMER RENTAL Large, direct gulf front. Beach,
tennis, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, etc. Two week rentals for
summer or fall. 794-8877 or 778-1096.
GULF FRONT DUPLEX Season 1994, large 1/1,
telephone, cable, sundeck, gulf breezes. Holmes
Beach. $1100/mo. 778-1725.
SPECIAL WEEKEND OFFER at Island West Apart-
ments. Includes 2 night stay (Fri & Sat) plus late
check out Sunday. Hospitality bar and Saturday
evening BBQ. Call now for reservations 778-6569.
2BR APARTMENT steps to gulf or bay. $550 mo.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
BAY FRONT HOME in Anna Maria. 3BR. $1500 mo
short or long term. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate.
HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/art/craft room, fireplace, POOL,
deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, davits,
$179,900. Call Brenda Katz 778-7980, Lasser Realty.
DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL! Deep water dock-
age! Great view!. 2 story, 2/1, garage, -seawall, re-
cently remodeled! $155,000. 778-7980.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2/2, 2nd floor, water view. Ex-
tras and upgrades. $88,000. Owner 795-2636.
SACRIFICE: Anna Maria Island. See the Bay! Up-
dated 2/2, 1st floor condo. All amenities. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Realtor/Associate 813-778-2261. Neal &
GORGEOUS LOT city of Anna Maria. Spring Ave. 52'
X 145', $80,000 or build to suit. 778-7127. Quality
PERICO SHORES Large waterfront lots with scenic
views. Starting in the $70's. Ready to build in July.
Jake Rumph 813-778-7127 or 416-741-1975.
HOLMES BEACH home. For sale by owner. On deep
water canal. 2/2. $168,000. 778-5966.
TOWNHOUSE Excellent location, pool, freshly deco-
rated, easy to see. $93,850 includes lovely furnish-
ings. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
BAY FRONT HOME. 3BR. Birds eye view of bay, is-
lands, bridges, boats, wildlife and more. Quality built
newer home just a short walk to our new beach.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
PERICO BAY CLUB 1811 Edgewater Circle. End
unit, fabulous bay view. 3/2 with garage. Drive by and
take a look and then reach Richard! Richard A Free-
man, Island and Key Specialist, Realtor, Assoc. Neal
& Neal, Realtors. 778-2261 or after hours 778-2284.
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years experi-
ence. Call 778-2324.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST Available to
assist elderly or physically disabled. References upon
DON'T FORGET TO SAVE THIS
ISSUE OF THE ISLANDER
BYSTANDER WITH THE
HURRICANE TRACKING MAP.
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
Sec us for Capet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903
Carpentry, Concrete, Aluminum and Screening Service
Rotted Wood Repair Specialist
High in Quality Not in Price Will Beat Any Written Estimate
30 Years Exp. Call Frank 753-7757
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Anna Maria Laundromat
S 9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
S OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
Aluminum, Wood, Vinyl Siding Cleaning
Wood Decks, Patios and Boats
SFree Estimates Insured Tom Thompson
Stonework & Tile
Cement Coating Etc.
Interior & Exterior Repairs a Specialty
Free Estimates Quality Work
Photo album of Completed Jobs with References
5401 24th St. W., Bradenton
William F. Pardy (813) 756-2154
S1- l CLIP & SAVE I ni nl
PRESIDENTIAL AUTO COMMERCIAL I
S American Disabilities Act Surveys
S DEFFENBAUGH LOCKS
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S EMERGENCY SERVICE
SGary & Elaine 778-5594
L DeffenbaughP SE After 5PM 778-3468
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* Free Estimates
RI ;TAX SERVICE
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
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LaPensee Plumbing, Inc.
Residential Repair New Construction
S5348-B Gulf Drive
( Holmes Beach, FL 34217
* Full Service Plumbing (813) 778-5622
* No Overtime Charges State Reg.
* Free Estimates RF 0049191
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630
Lic. No. 4467
[I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 27, 1993 E PAGE 32
The first six months of publishing the Islander
Bystander have been very rewarding.
We set out last November, when the Island Sun
and the Beachcomber ceased to publish, to give the
residents of Anna Maria a newspaper. A newspaper
with a sense of community ... stories about island
people ... news about government and politics in
all three island cities ... events and happenings
that have an effect on the lives of Islanders.
We hoped we could enhance the sense of
community on Anna Maria Island. It has
been rewarding for us, because of the
tremendous response from you, the readers and
advertisers. We have a lot of people to thank.*
Thanks for making our
dream come true.
Bonner Presswood Joy Courtney Paul Roat
Pat Copeland June Alder Jack Egan Bob Ardren
Doug Dowling Mike Heistand Katharine Wight
Jan Barnes Dolores Knutson Susan Runfola Darla Becker
Mike Atwood Galene Shorter Mary Stockmaster Nancy Ulrich
Jon & Lee Kent Jeannie Friedman Gene Rogers Bob Hulburd
SJo Hutchinson Matt Donohue Bob Woods Dee Becker *
*Especially our friends and families.
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Carpet 'Upholstery Cleaning
Dry Foam, Dries -Fast
We never use steam!
| We have happy customers...
I"Jon, you did a wonderful job.
g Thanks so much."
June Maggio, Holmes Beach
S Clean Carpet Lasts Longer & Looks Better
SFor fast, thorough, friendly service-
call me Jon Kent, Island resident and
owner of Fat Cat. Call my mobile phone
Number, 745-4723, 8 AM to 5 PM.
MEMBER: ANNA MARIA & LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
2 large buildable lots (8415 Sq. Ft. each lot) in
nice area of Bay Palms in Holmes Beach. 3
blocks to beautiful beach. $69,500 each.
Terri Robertson EVES: 795-2676
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
King size condo/townhouse for the family. Tennis,
pools, boat docks, water view, shows like a model.
4 bedrooms/2.5 baths! $139,900. #99242
John Green EVES: 778-3167
On Lake Vista. Canal front lot with lots of
trees. Great family neighborhood and no sea-
wall to maintain. $99,000.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
3BR/2BA home located just one block from
wide walking. Great rental history. $179,500.
Dick Maher or Marilyn Trevethan OFC: 778-2261
SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
Great family home, nestled among lots of tropi-
cal trees, with oak floors throughout. Stone fire-
place. Eat-in-kitchen with oak cabinets and
Corian countertop. Large screened pool &
work shop area and recreation area on ground
level. 25 x 33ft. dock. Great neighborhood.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
(813) 778-2261 I
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2BR/2BA upstairs end unit with view of Bay to
Bayou. Quiet, beautiful area of complex. Heat and
air in glass enclosed lanai and lots of upgrades.
Bobye Chasey EVES: 778-1532
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2nd floor, direct Bay front 2BR/2BA unit. Nicely
decorated and good rental potential. Glass en-
closed lanai. Heated pools, tennis. $155,000.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
LOWEST PRICED LOTS ON ISLAND
Located on Gulf Drive across the street from the
Gulf of Mexico. 4 lots available priced at $28,000
each or $160,000 for all.
Tom Nelson EVES: 778-1382
ISLAND OFFICE SPACE
Office with two private offices. Lots of light and nice
carpet. Elevator and stairs with covered parking.
Harold Small EVES: 792-8628
For your Island home on this recently cleared lot
with 140 ft. frontage. Nice neighborhood, walking
distance to beach, shopping, post office, restau-
rants, etc. Larger than average lot. $62,000.
Mary Ann Schmidt EVES: 778-4931
Canal front home with dock and davits.
Charming "Village" home with barrel tile roof
and nice yard. Won't last long! $159,900.
Marilyn Trevethan EVES: 792-8477
2 BR/2 BA UNIT
With boat dock on Anna Maria Sound and Sara-
sota Bay. Quiet dead end street Short walk to the
beach from this small 5 unit complex. $95,000.
Rose Schnoerr EVES: 778-7780
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOMESITE
Magnificent water view overlooking Bayou
and Pelican Rookery in secluded area of ex-
traordinary waterfront homes. Lot has trees and
a 50' dock with electricity. $250,000.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
Unique commercial/ residential property in
City of Anna Maria. Great location for a small
office. Free form caged pool. $167,000.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY!!
All apartments recently renovated. Electric,
carpet and paint all updated. Lovely tropical
spot on natural waterway plus just steps to
prime north end beaches. GREAT RENTAL
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778:2261
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