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An odd-shaped public alley that is encroached
upon by private uses and provides limited access to
a submerged lot is causing a lot of raised eyebrows
in Anna Maria.
Although the current question before officials is
the vacation of the alley, the real issue seems to be the
expansion of a restaurant owned by an influential busi-
nessman with ties to Tallahassee and beyond.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar Restaurant since
1979, has requested vacation of an alley running north
to south along the building and through the parking lot
at the popular dining spot at 100 Spring Avenue. The
alley leads north from the Sandbar to a pair of vacant
shorefront lots that coastal construction guidelines
make unsuitable for home construction. One of the lots
is owned by Manatee County. The proposal before the
commission would vacate the north/south alley up to
the southwest comer of the county lot. A second por-
Dolan returns to
continue fight for
By Pat Copeland
Bradenton Beach Councilman Herb Dolan, who
walked out of last week's budget hearing in protest
of the slashing of the park budget, has returned to the
"I was totally disappointed in the city," said
Dolan. "As far as I was concerned, that next day I
wasn't going to come back. But many people talked
to me and said I was foolish to quit. They said if I
leave, the others have won. They said they liked
what I was doing for the city."
Dolan said he will continue to fight for money to
improve the city's parks.
He said the millage can't be raised in the 1993/
94 budget, but money could be taken out of reserve
with a vote of the council.
"Th le that were at that meeting weren't
the majority," pointed out Dolan. "I have petitions
and letters from parents, and drawings from kids,
stating that they want to have the parks redone and
support what I'm doing."
One letter, signed by approximately 50 children,
thanked the council for the new equipment and im-
provements to the park. It stated, "It is nice to know that
the taxpayers believe in the children of our city."
Another letter urged mayor and council to visit the
park and see how many youngsters use the equipment.
"I'm not going to vote for the budget at the next
budget hearing. I'm going into that meeting with the
letters and other things I have and say how I felt about
the previous budget hearing. I'm going to tell them that
in the next year I'm going to do whatever I can to get
that money back into parks. We're going to have to pay
for it sooner or later, and the longer we wait the more
it will cost. It's a one shot deal (to replace the equip-
ment), then it's just maintenance.
Dolan stressed that unless the city attracts young
people and families with children, it will stagnate.
"If the city doesn't put their faith and trust in the
youth, then it's not going to go anywhere. We need
them here. Do the people want a city that invites people
to come, or do they want to sit back and see all their
potential income go to Holmes beach and Anna Maria
because those cities have more to offer? Maybe we
shouldn't be so quickly misled by a minority of dissent-
ers who apparently have no foresight"
Fire consolidation study
The Anna Maria Fire Commission voted
Monday to advertise, along with four other dis-
tricts, in order to draft legislation for consolidat-
ing by the October 1 deadline imposed by state
legislators. The move does not obligate the dis-
tricts, but gives them the option of continuing
with the consolidation study.
brings questions of
tion of alley runs east to west from Bortell's to the ex-
isting Sandbar deck.
Chiles has an option to purchase two adjoining lots
owned by Ren Glanz to the north of the Sandbar park-
ing lot He has said that, if the alleys between the Sand-
bar and Glanz' lots are deeded to him, he will expand
his parking lot and outside deck, adding 70 seats and
30 parking spaces. He has also spoken of creating a
handicap ramp and beach walkway, although no offi-
cial documents bear up that claim.
At issue before city planning and zoning offi-
cials is the alley vacation request, and the private use
of the public alleyway that currently exists.
Planning Commission Chairman Steve Lardas
has said that four criteria must be met for the com-
mission to consider an alley vacation: alley traffic
circulation must be consistent with the comprehen-
sive plan if vacated, the right-of-way must not be the
sole access to any property, the vacation would not
jeopardize current or future location of utilities, and
the vacation would not be detrimental to the public.
Through a transfer of Sandbar property two lots
east of the building, Chiles will meet the first crite-
ria. He offered to have his attorney draft paperwork
to exchange the portion of the alley which would
allow traffic circulation to continue from Gulf Drive
on the east/west alley out to Spring Avenue at the
meeting if the commission would act, but commis-
sioners preferred to wait.
Letters from public utilities have indicated that
the alley is not needed for utilities or county emer-
It is the sole access the alley may provide, and
whether the vacation is detrimental to the public
good, that appear to be sticking points in the request.
SEE SANDBAR, PAGE 2
Cleansters come to island Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Elaine Pence, of Manatee Community College Earth Group, left, helps sort the trash once it's brought
back from Leffis Key. Bob Pitzer, right, empties another garbage bag, while Gray Gordon catalogues
items. Pence reported found plastics, crab trap buoys, a road sign, oil containers, and a channel marker.
Pence said, "We recycle what we can."
Island, county concerned
about Gulf dumping site
Island officials will meet with county commis-
sioners to develop a position concerning the pro-
posed dumping of spoil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mayor Ray Simches brought his city's concerns
about the dumping to Wednesday's meeting of Barrier
Island Elected Officials. The U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
has proposed dumping the spoil, dredged from Tampa
Bay shipping channels, 18 miles west of Egmont Key
or 21 miles offshore from Anna Maria Island.
Simches referred to a memo from Karen Collins,
director of the county's Environmental Action Com-
mission, in which her staff recommends a site 30
miles west of Egmont Key versus the 18-mile site.
"Anna Maria has a negative position, even to the
site proposed in the memorandum," said Simches.
"The city feels any dumping in Gulf waters is envi-
Simches said his commission took a consensus
opinion, but wants any action to be made by the en-
County Commissioner Pat Glass told officials of
the county's "brutal battle" with the ACOE in 1981
over Gulf dumping. "We weren't satisfied there
should be any dumping at all. They were proposing
a site right off our shore without any environmental
impact statement. Through this court battle we said
we would never accept anything without that."
Glass said the county found they could not stop
the dredging or dumping, but favored an upland site
for the dumping as opposed to a Gulf site. They also
sought an on-going monitoring program, of which
she noted, "I want them to prove to us that they've
done the monitoring."
Glass suggested a meeting with county commis-
sioners on the subject.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Moose party .............................. Page 2
Trolley again ............................ Page 3
Opinions....................................... Page 4
Those were the days.................... Page 5
Whaling wall................................. Page 6
Adventures in babysitting........... Page 11
School lunch .............................. Page 12
Streetlife..................................... Page 13
Outdoors ....................................... Page 14
Real estate transactions............... Page 18
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
SEPTEMBER 23, 1993
E13 PAGE 2 0 SEPTEMBER 23, 1993 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Moose beach party request on hold
A request by the Moose Lodge in
Bradenton Beach for permission to hold
a fundraising party on the beach Nov. 6
has been tabled by the city council.
The request, by Moose Lodge Ad-
ministrator Bryant Elliott, "... re-
quests permission to use a portion of
the beach ... and also to sell liquor and
beer to members. We would rope off a
suitable area and request an officer of
the Bradenton Beach Police be as-
signed during party hours."
No Moose representatives were
present to answer council members'
Although the request to use the
beach was straightforward, other is-
sues seemed to play a role in the delib-
The Moose Lodge property, on the
Gulf of Mexico at Bridge Street and
Gulf Drive, is a significant portion of
the $500,000 revitalization effort in
the area. The city has requested ease-
ments by property owners in the area
for the tree planting, sidewalk im-
provement and other aspects of the
Moose Lodge representatives have
steadfastly refused to sign any prop-
erty easements the lone holdout.
City officials are requesting about 20
square feet of land be given to the city.
Moose representatives are willing to
sell the land to the city for an esti-
mated $4,000, according to Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency Chair
"We don't have $4,000 to buy the
easement," Dryden said. The Moose
property is needed to create a traffic
"roundabout" at the intersection, an
ancillary element of the revitalization
project to be constructed by the
Florida Department of Transportation.
"The Moose should get its act to-
gether," Dryden said, "and get more
philanthropic and fraternal and be
community-minded and help us. My
idea of a good Moose member is one
who helps the community."
Dryden said he believed the
Moose membership would be willing
to grant the easement at no charge -
he estimated the size of the easement
as about one parking space but
Moose administrators were adamant
about selling the property.
CRA member John Chappie urged
residents to appeal to Moose members
to grant the easement at no charge. "I
can't image the Moose would allow
this it's a disgrace to the Moose
lodge," he said.
But the easement was not the only
question city officials had with the
Moose beach party request. Council-
man Jim Kissick said the city had been
trying for years to set a precedent for
no alcohol on the beach in the city,
that an ordinance is in effect stating no
alcohol on the beach, and yet the
Moose was requesting permission to
sell alcohol on the beach.
"I can't accept the double stan-
dard," Kissick said.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
MOOSE LODGE 2188
Moo-oose watching you Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
The big bovine-like mascot of the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach is casting
a more baleful eye on motorists and pedestrians as he slowly sags from his
perch by Bridge Street on Gulf Drive.
Police Chief John Maloney said city
policy was not to donate police officer's
time to private events such as the Moose
party. "They should reimburse off-duty
police officer's time like all the other
organizations," he said.
The matter will come before the
city council at the Oct. 7 meeting.
Beach salary plan
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council passed its salary
plan and 1993/4 budget on first reading last week with
the only opposition coming from two council members.
Council members Mary Ellen Reichard and Ri-
chard Bohnenberger opposed the salary step-plan
originated by Councilwoman Billie Martini. The
plan gives employees a five percent raise per year
for the first five years, one and-one-half percent per
year for the next five years and cost of living each
year after 10 years. Bohnenberger also voted nay on
the budget because it contained the salary plan.
Reichard said, "I have no problem creating parity
based on longevity, but I don't think this step-plan is
going to work. As far as the police department goes, I
think we're going to have the 'Holmes Beach Training
Academy' for police, because in their sixth through
10th years when they're only going to get one- and-
one-half percent, I'm sure they'll look elsewhere.
"Secondly, we're tying the hands of future coun-
cils. We have to worry about the millage rate and
increasing it. If we're stuck with giving five percent
increases and we can't meet that, we'll be forced to
increase the millage rate."
Bohnenberger pointed out, "Council doesn't
have that privilege to know what the financial
condition of the city will be five or ten years down
the road. The budget is 70 to 80 percent salaries and
the council has little control over the other 20 to 30
percent because of external forces. If the council
wants to give away its authority to deal with 70 to 80
percent of the budget, there's not much need for us
to be here."
Martini said the plan gives parity, but council
needs to work on the rough edge and fine tune it
through the next year.
Council Chairman Don Howard added, "This is
what the employees wanted. You can't improve
something you don't start with."
"If you're going to change it anyway, what's the
point of adopting it?" asked Reichard.
comes up again
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
According to Mark Barnebey, with the county
attorney's office, Manatee County Administrator Bill
Estabrook has written the city in response to a June
3 letter from Chiles to County Attorney Hamilton
Rice. In his reply, Estabrook states he has no objec-
tions to the alley being vacated. The county acquired
the property in 1944 in a tax foreclosure suit.
Manatee County Commissioner Kent Chetlain
has said that Estabrook overstepped his bounds by
approving the alley vacation, and that it "definitely
should have come before the board." Chetlain has
drafted a letter to the city withdrawing Estabrook's
endorsement. Chetlain said, "I would have a prob-
lem with the vacation of the alley if the county lot
amounts to beach access."
The other sticking point is the question of
whether the vacation would be in the public good -
and whether the public is being served with the pri-
vate encroachments already in existence in the alley.
Lardas has said that encroachments along most of
the alley adjoining the Sandbar appear unpermitted.
He has said that a freezer, smoker, dumpster and a
fence have all been extended on the right of way onto
Spring Avenue from the South end of the Sandbar
building. The building and a planter encroach on the
alley from Spring Avenue to the north. On the north-
east side of Chiles' property, the deck, adjoining stor-
age and planters also encroach on the alley, accord-
ing to a survey from Benson Engineering.
On the optioned property now belonging to
Glanz, an existing deck encroaches across the entire
alley and 3.5 feet onto the county's lot. Architectural
drawings unveiled at the planning meeting show this
existing deck, pedestrian ramps and a handicap walk-
way extending further west onto county property.
Whether the alley vacation is in the public
good will have to be determined by the planning
commission and ultimately the city commission.
Last week's planning meeting which was con-
tinued to Sept. 23 saw a packed house of Island-
ers vocal on Chiles' proposal both for and
against vacation of the alley.
The main objection to the alley vacation came
from nearby residents, who use the alley and the
county lot as access to the beach. According to Bill
Merrill, an attorney retained by a group of area
residents, the county lot and easement "amount to
prescriptive beach access" because they have been
used over time.
Merrill said that even though the plans call for
limited beach access by way of a wooden walkway
on Sandbar property, the alley vacation would re-
move the public access to the beach.
The planning commission asked the opposing
sides to meet and work on a compromise. But ac-
cording to Merrill, the planning commission is fo-
cusing on how to attach conditions, and he claims
that if they have to do that, it doesn't meet the
original criteria of the city code.
The recent controversy is not the first the
Sandbar has weathered. More than 14 years ago,
new owners Lawton Chiles and Wilbur Boyd were
questioned on additions to the restaurant made
without benefit of state or city permits. Chiles,
then a U.S. Senator, is currently Governor of
Florida. Boyd, then a State Senator, later became
a prominent land developer and banker.
According to Lardas, the alley vacation issue
will focus on the encroachments when it comes be-
fore the Anna Maria City Planning Commission on
Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 23, 1993 I PAGE 3 EI
Trolley bus gets the nod again by Island
Island officials have again endorsed the concept
of a trolley bus system running the 21 miles from
Anna Maria City to Lido Beach.
At an Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion meeting Monday, representatives from the three
Island communities approved a motion having
Manatee County pay the local share of a state and
federal grant for the bus service.
Proposed is six buses running along the barrier is-
lands. State and federal money will pay for 90 percent
of the cost of buying the buses, with Manatee and
Sarasota Counties to fund the remaining 10 percent, as
well as half the operating costs for three years.
The grant will expire by the end of the month,
according to Florida Department of Transportation
Mass Transit Director John Starling.
Manatee County Commissioner Stan Stephens said
he would bring the Island community's decision before
the county commission later this week. "There are
seven people on the county commission," Stephens
said, "and I need to bring a message back to the com-
mission letting them know what you want."
If the county commission approves the trolley
bus program, Stephens said, an ad valorem tax in-
crease for all county residents would probably have
to take place in the 1994-95 fiscal year to fund the
program. Another funding alternative would be for
the Island cities to help pay for the bus service.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
said the Island transportation group's decision to not
provide any funding for the trolley bus program would
not sit well with the county commission.
She said that the motion "if presented as-is,prob-
ably won't be approved without some funding from
the Island." Stephens said the county commission
will make a final budget decision Sept. 30.
Cortez Bridge repair not enough: Kissick
"They're doing a band-aide overhaul on the Cortez
Bridge until they can replace it with a high bridge in
2010," is Jim Kissick's assessment of the rehabilitation
of the bridge from Bradenton Beach to Cortez.
Kissick, a Bradenton Beach councilman and ar-
dent high-bridge opponent for Anna Maria Island,
reviewed the Florida Department of Transportation
Crash hearings over;
decision not expected
Testimony is completed, but a decision is not
expected for months on the cause of the Aug. 10
three-vessel collision in Tampa Bay that resulted in
more than 250,000 gallons of oil spilled in the bay
and Gulf of Mexico.
The federal panel heard often conflicting ac-
counts of the dawn collision from pilots, captains
and crew of the freighter and two tugboats. One ves-
sel burst into flame, another holed which resulted in
the oil leak, and the third sank after the crash.
Civil suits have been filed by the three compa-
nies owning the vessels, each charging the other to
be at fault for the accident.
More than $20 million has been expended in the
plans for rehabilitation of the bridge. The rehab was
approved after a proposal to replace the existing
structure with a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge was
shot down by local officials and residents.
The Cortez Bridge rehabilitation will begin in
about two years, Kissick said. Virtually no work will
be done on the pilings supporting the structure other
than filling any cracks in the pier supports.
Of the nearly $2 million in work, the bulk will
consist of modifications to the pin system that locks
the drawbridge span in place for motorists. New
pins, an upgraded power supply and a replacement
auxiliary diesel engine will be added to the bridge.
Kissick said the bridge tender's shack will also
receive modifications, including rest room facilities,
air conditioning, bullet-proof glass windows and a
new control panel.
There will also be an overhead warning light
system installed on the bridge.
Kissick said the biggest issue transportation of-
ficials had with the current bridge was the lack of
safety lanes. He said his assessment of the bridge
width would allow a safety lane, a sidewalk, and two
12-foot-wide traffic lanes if the bridge was to un-
dergo a major rehabilitation.
However, he said no such work was to be done.
"The Cortez Bridge is 37 years old," Kissick
said. "My question is why didn't the DOT shoot for
what they asked for with a new bridge?" About 80
percent of the $2 million in rehabilitation money is
paid for from federal sources.
Kissick said that when the bridge rehabilitation
is underway to replace the locking pin system, the
bridge will be totally closed to motorists for about
No date has been set for the reconstruction work.
Anna Maria City
Thurs., 9/23: 7:30 p.m. Planning
Commission Alley Vacation
Tues., 9/28: 7 p.m. Second
Tues., 9/28: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Mon., 9/27: 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning
Thurs., 9/23: 7:30 p.m. Council Workshop
Tues., 9/28: 9 a.m. Planning Commission
Future Land Development Use
All meetings held at respective city halls.
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From the publisher: Lindsay Crawford and a friend,
Reagan Manson, were killed in an accident near the
Kingfish boat ramp on Manatee Avenue over a year
ago. Students placed a small tribute at the site and re-
cently a permanent monument was erected there.
In what should be the final word for the Crawford
family on the placement on Anna Maria Island of a
memorial to his daughter and her friend, Jay Crawford
The monument was placed at the site by Reagan's
father, Bruce Manson, well over a month ago. Accord-
ing to the DOT, the monument has to be moved from its
right of way at the accident site by Friday. Many Is-
landers balked at Manson's proposal, and approval by
the county commission, to place the monument at the
Manatee Public Beach. Manson persists in his quest to
locate the granite memorial on Anna Maria. And so,
unfortunately, it may not end here.
We suggested there is no appropriate location on
Anna Maria Island for such a memorial. Now you can
hear what Jay and Dru Crawford want.
Crawford: 'Please, no
I have been asked by the Mansons to explain to you
that a few weeks after the accident they had in fact in-
formed me that a marker of some type was being
planned for the site.
I was not aware of the type or size of the marker
under consideration, nor when it was to be placed there.
My ignorance in this matter was not the fault of Mr.
Manson, as much as my attempt to distance myself
from the events surrounding the tragedy.
Lindsay's mother and I agree that we prefer no
monument of any permanent nature be erected any-
where on Anna Maria Island.
We are both very fond of the crude marker erected
by classmates and hope it will be maintained intact.
To any area residents for whom this controversy
has caused a problem, please accept my sincere apolo-
Jay Crawford, Anna Maria City
No vacation here
I would like to take this opportunity to express
my opposition to the vacating of public property for
An additional 70 seats is like adding another res-
taurant. With this comes delivery trucks, noise, the
wonderful aroma of grease from broilers and fryers
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and traffic, traffic and more traffic. It also will re-
quire more employees parking in the city hall park-
ing lot, so as not to use precious customer space.
I live on the North end of the Island yet many
nights I can hear the music from the Sandbar. This
isn't the worst thing for me, but I always think what
it must be like if I was next door or even a few
blocks away. Many of these people have lived here
long before this establishment was in operation and
why should they have to be bombarded nightly with
these sounds. Just think of it as having someone liv-
ing next to you, who for 300 nights a year sits in his
back yard with an amplified guitar playing the same
songs. If this isn't detrimental to the citizens of Anna
Maria, I don't know what is.
How about other property owners with alleys
adjacent to their property. Would this set a precedent
that we should give them city land so they can en-
large their homes?
A few years ago there was a man named Ed Por-
ter whose contributions were to candidates for local
elections through West Coast Seafood. He was sup-
posed to be good for the Island, and you know the
rest of "The Story."
People who work at the Sandbar can hardly af-
ford to live on the Island with pay of $2.10 an
hour for servers and $5 to $7 an hour for kitchen
help. The only one who really benefits is the owner.
In conclusion, I see no benefit to the citizens of
Anna Maria by giving land to the Sandbar.
Please, ladies and gentlemen, think of Anna
John Shirk, Anna Maria
director a waste
I'm writing in response to the recent proposal by
the Manatee County Commissioners to hire a direc-
tor to oversee the community centers' funding.
First and foremost, our Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center's Director Pierette Kelly, has done an
extraordinary job in all aspects of the operation of the
In my opinion, hiring another director to oversee
the funding would not only be a sinful waste of tax-
payers' money, but thoroughly redundant.
I absolutely oppose any funding reduction for
the community centers and the proposed hiring of a
Please let the Manatee County Commissioners
know how you feel this proposal will greatly af-
fect YOUR community center. Do we need another
highly-paid position in the county to do a job that's
already being adequately done? I think not!
Write to: Honorable Stan Stephens, County Com-
missioner, P. 0. Box 1000, Bradenton, Fla. 34206.
Bradenton Beach City Council has increased the
city's donation to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center this year because we support the services that
it offers. I encourage everyone to support the center.
Jack Charlton, Councilmember, Bradenton Beach
Council Liaison to the Community Center
The following items have been submitted for
consideration by the Holmes Beach City Council
prior to their final budget resolution.
1. For budgetary purposes, establish a line item
for revenue "Special Benefit Tax District Key
Royale Bridge" $100,000.
2. Delete added clerical staff in the clerk's budget.
3. Delete add administrative staff in the Depart-
ment of Public Works. '
4. Delete transfer from Contingency Fund to
5. Budget for dispatch service in the Police De-
partment for only six months and direct the interim
chief to proceed to negotiate with the County Sher-
iff for this support service to be in place at the con-
clusion of that period.
Every elected official must take one position of
(A.) Be ever conservative with the tax dollar,
even if that proves to be inconvenient to the bureau-
cracy which supports it, or (B.) support the comfort
level of the bureaucrats under its management to the
cost of the taxpayers, even at times, and this appears
to be one of those times, excessively.
William S. Mullon, Holmes Beach
For more letters, see
THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 1, What's In a Name?
By June Alder
Indians no doubt inhabited Anna Maria in the days of Spanish explorers.
The question I get asked most of-
ten by newcomers with a historical
turn of mind is: How did Anna Maria
Island get its name?
Most people assume Anna Maria
is a Spanish name bestowed upon it by
an early explorer. That's reasonable
since Ponce de Leon, Hernando
DeSoto and a host of other Spaniards
of the 16th and 17th centuries passed
this way in their search for health and
wealth and immortality.
As the lyrics of Leonard
Bernstein's haunting love song put it,
"Maria" is a "most beautiful" name -
and to me, "Anna Maria" is doubly
beautiful. It conjures up a vision of a
dreamy-eyed Spanish senorita being
serenaded by her lover on a moonlit
night on a pearly beach on a distant
shore in a faraway time. In short, a
perfect name for an island.
The fact is, however, it was not
until 1943 that Washington, D.C,
made the name official. That doesn't
mean, of course, that the name
couldn't have been in used in times
It was one of the 1894 Island
homesteaders, Captain John R. Jones,
who finally got the name on the fed-
eral records so the new city of Anna
Maria could have a first-class post of-
fice. And it was Jones, an Irish sea
captain and attorney, who gave cur-
rency to the Spanish connection in a
brief history of the Island he wrote in
1927. So far it's the only published
history, appearing in a little 1957
booklet distributed by Harry Varley,
who founded The Islander newspaper
Entitled "Anna Maria Key His-
torical Sketch of Gulf Island Written By
One of Its First Settlers," it starts out:
"When this Island was named and
charted is not known, outside of the
fact that it was before the state of
Florida became a portion of the United
States. On the old Spanish maps and
charts, we find it marked 'Ana-Maria
Cay,' and it is recorded that it was
named in honor of the mother of
Christ (Mary) and her mother, Ann.
"The Latin nations were accus-
tomed to give sacred names to many
places discovered and settlements es-
tablished by them. For example,
Tampa Bay is noted on these old
maps as 'Espiritu Sanctu' (Holy
Spirit) bay. The name Anna in Span-
ish is spelled with one 'N' and the
name Maria is Spanish for Mary. The
letter 'I' in that language has the
sound of our letter 'E' and to be cor-
rect should be so pronounced."
In support of his viewpoint Cap-
tain Jones pointed out that traces of
Spanish fishing camps had been
found on the Island and that a well in
what is now part of Bradenton Beach
was called the "old Spanish well."
Sounds authoritative, doesn't it?
But not everyone was buying Jones'
conclusion about the origin of the
island's monicker. It was news to a
lot of folks whose families like the
Joneses had started in the 1880s to
come to the Island from Polke and
Hillsborough counties to fish and
camp and enjoy the soothing waters.
Jones was a smart feller all right,
they reckoned, but he was full of
blarney. In 1927, remember, the
Florida Boom had just gone bust. He
was interested in promoting his Is-
So most folks went right on pro-
nouncing Anna Maria just as they'd
always pronounced it: "Anna Mar-
eye-er." They weren't exactly sure
but some said it was two Scottish
lassies the Island was named for, and
that was the way the Scots talked.
The matter became a touchy one
after World War II when Yankee
hordes descended on Florida. They
were amused at the way the ignorant
locals mispronounced the Island's
name which annoyed those locals
It all came to a head when in
1948, the Island Women's Club
posted notices all over town that
Anna Maria was to be pronounced
properly, with the long "E" in the
middle. And then in 1951, beginning
in the first several issues of the new
Islander newspaper, Editor Varley
joined the ladies in their campaign.
An early case
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Environmental artist Wyland, at center, puts final touches on the mural gracing a wall at Mote Marine
Laboratory. Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Wyland's 51st Whaling Wall graces
Mote's new marine mammal center
By Tomara Kafka
Anticipation was in the air every morning last
week on the grounds of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Tents were pitched, displays set, banners waved in
the breeze at the City Island site. The crowd waited
for the show to begin.
Wyland, as usual, was late. But nobody seemed
His pleasant smile and informal style was easy
on the crowd. They loved him. Wyland cheerfully
autographed his books, posters, prints or any loose
pieces of paper handed to him, he posed for pictures
with his arm around the kids or admiring adults, as
the gathering patiently waited for him to climb
aboard the scaffold.
Wyland he doesn't use his first name Robert -
spent last week in Sarasota painting one of his "Whal-
ing Walls" on the south side of Mote's new Marine
Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center.
The internationally-acclaimed environmental
artist is on a 17-week, 17-city tour, painting 17
walls in the Eastern United States. He donates his
time and costs such as paint and equipment. Travel
expenses and 14 supporting staff members are sup-
ported by donations from corporate sponsors. Each
mural is estimated to cost around $200,000. Mote's
wall is sixteenth on the tour, and the next and last
stop is in Key West.
While Wyland, 36, usually keeps the details for
his huge paintings in his mind, at Mote's request, he
submitted sketches of Misha and Echo, who are
centered on the mural. Misha and Echo are the two
bottlenose dolphins who, in 1990, Mote success-
fully re-integrated into their original dolphin "fam-
ily" in Tampa Bay after two
years at the University of Cali-
fornia, in Santa Cruz. Freeway,
who has been recuperating un-
der Mote's care from a shark
attack and pneumonia, is pic-
tured happily swimming in the
upper left corner of the mural.
Like his portrait, Freeway will
be reintroduced into his native
habitat, hopefully this week.
While the huge walls may
not depict every anatomical de-
tail of the whale, dolphin, peli-
can or sea turtle, his knowledge
is extensive and comes first-
hand. He has watched, studied
and dived since he was a kid. "I
don't paint general whales any-
more," he said in an Interview
earlier this year, "I paint whales
that I've seen and that I've Wyland with turtle
As he strolls up to the life-sized images of Echo
and Misham he points to the dolphin who is swim-
ming laterally. "This is Echo," he says, pointing.
"See his little snaggle tooth?"
Mote's new dolphin wall, approximately 25 feet
tall and 50 feet long, was painted with a special mix-
ture of acrylic latex through an automotive industrial
spray gun. It will be sealed with a clear lacquer
which will help preserve the mural for 15 to 20
The Sarasota site is Wyland's 51st "Whaling
Wyland's goal is to paint 100 walls by the year
2011. He paints the huge walls, he says, because he
knows they will be seen by thousands of people. If
just one kid sees it, explains Wyland, and that kid
changes and wants to grow up to help save the
world, then Wyland figures he's done his job. While
he thinks it's too late for many in his generation, he
wants to help educate the next.
Wyland explained the purpose of his walls. "I
believe if people see the beauty in nature," he said,
"they will work to preserve it before it's too late."
Wyland's mural seems an appropriate adorn-
ment to the new Ann and Alfred Goldstein Marine
Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center. The
new building, still under construction, will allow the
expansion of Mote's Marine Mammal Program. Sci-
entists at Mote have been studying, caring for and re-
introducing captive and rehabilitated marine mam-
mals on the West Coast of Florida since the 1960s.
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Program, Mote Marine Laboratory 1600 Thompson
Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236. To volunteer call 388-
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By Joy Courtney
The delivery of our 1993/94
neighborhood phone books marked an
end of an era for Anna Maria Island-
ers our phone prefix is not only 778
If you open your new Southern
Gulf Beaches local phone book to
page one and look underneath the
map, there it is Anna Maria Island
has two prefixes now, 778 and 779.
According to John Strickling,
spokesperson for General Telephone
in Tampa, the addition of the 779 pre-
fix was in preparation for the Island's
expected growth, especially to meet
the demand for residential phone lines.
Each access line (prefix) can hold up
to 10,000 exchanges. In July 1992,
Anna Maria Island had 7,546 ex-
changes followed by 7,705 in July
1993, he explained.
"This exchange is for anticipated
growth," said Strickling, and he had no
record of any 779 numbers being is-
sued but the Islander Bystander did.
Our staff had heard that someone
knew someone who had a 779 num-
ber, but how to find the person? Sci-
entifically I sat down and played
779 roulette. And, BINGO, on the
fifth try I got a message machine!
Carolyne, a surprised resident of
Anna Maria City, returned my call
telling me when she moved back onto
the Island a few weeks ago she re-
ceived her 779 number. She was sur-
prised at its significance.
Gone are the days Islanders can
so succinctly and uniquely exchange
four-digit phone numbers.
So much for "anticipated
,growth" and an Island era.
J e7 ;f
Tired of Chiles
As an Island resident, I protest
Chiles' efforts to enlarge the Sandbar
property. Of course, there won't be any
noise or traffic. Who are we kidding?
I would like to bet that he gets ev-
erything he asks for. Isn't it a shame
that we all don't have Senators and
Governors for fathers?
At the time Bill Byrnes owned the
Sandbar, he was not allowed to serve
a drink through a window to the out-
side patio, because the patio didn't
have a roof.
Not long after (under Chiles' own-
ership) the Sandbar started food and
beverages on the patio and Rotten
Ralph's, at the tip of Anna Maria, ap-
plied to serve its outside area and was
denied. Meanwhile, the Sandbar was
serving everything on the patio with-
out a roof. Needless to say, Rotten
Ralph's had to put up a roof.
I don't see why anyone who is
going to be inconvenienced by noise
and additional traffic in their area
could possibly want to vote yes to
It is just another example of "Spe-
cial Interest." Why should property
holders suffer any annoyance so that
Chiles can expand his business?
Special interests are one of our
government's big problems and we
don't need it here. The Chiles' will
soon add another restaurant to the two
they already have. Let them be content
Renee Byrnes, Holmes Beach
Special thanks for beautifying
Anna Maria City go to workers who
have spent hundreds of volunteer
hours toiling in the summer heat. Resi-
dents and visitors will enjoy the fruits
of their labors for many years.
Doug Copeland, Steve Lardas,
Tom Turner, Bill D'Alliard and Bob
Stone transformed an eyesore next to
the Island Historical Museum into a
picturesque park. A stone path leads
through-a variety of plant life which is
thriving under the watchful eyes of the
dedicated gardeners. Earl Cady in-
stalled the water system and Fred Haul
promises to place plaques identifying
Doug Copeland and Dale
Matheny built a wooden bench by the
canal for those who would like to
rest, enjoy the scenery and contem-
plate the history of the Island.
Michael Miller and Mary Ross
deserve accolades for the hours they
spent enhancing the ground around
Anna Maria City Hall. The brick
pavement with name of contributors
adds originality and charm to the
Carolyne Norwood, Anna Maria
Island Historical Society
Island school helped
What a gratifying response the
Anna Maria Elementary School Li-
brary had to last spring's article by
Joy Courtney asking for computer
Thanks to the wonderful Holmes
Beach couple (we didn't get your
names, so please let us know who
you are) for the Tandy computer.
Also, thank you to Susan Douglas
and Pete and Sally Konzel for your
donation of computers. We are pres-
ently installing them.
Special thanks to Bill and
Charlene Mundy and Richard Fel-
lows for their generous gifts of much
needed VCRs the school needs
just one more VCR to complete the
I gave two of my old TV sets be-
cause we needed so many and I thought
we'd never get enough. Now we've
been blessed by a gift of six more TVs
from Island TV and Bill's Discount
Center in Bradenton is giving us as
many more as we need. A mere "thank
you" seems inadequate. It's just unbe-
lievable how we went from having
none to having all we need!
Also, thank you to the Islander
Bystander (Joy & Bonner) for taking
up our cause and getting our wish list
to the community so that all these
wonderful folks could help us.
On behalf of our Island children
thank you all you are special.
Janet Aubry, Anna Maria
Elementary Library Committee
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By Pat Copeland
Doug Wolfe, citing accusations of conflict of in-
terest, resigned Thursday at the season's first meeting
of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
Wolfe, an Anna Maria City Commissioner, said
in a letter to members that centralization of city de-
partments was discussed during public hearings on
the city's budget. It was also mentioned that the his-
torical society museum might be allowed to expand
if centralization is pursued.
"Unfortunately, since the budget meeting, the
phrase 'conflict of interest' has been bantered about
at three separate public meetings," explained Wolfe
in the letter. "We all know that in the area of human
feelings, a rumor or innuendo is sometimes more
interesting than the truth and sometimes more last-
ing. Therefore, I shall not allow these irrational,
insidious remarks to proliferate and sully the name
or the reputation of the Anna Maria Island Histori-
Vice President Jane Adam conducted the re-
mainder of the meeting, in which plans for the
society's centennial celebration, scheduled for May
1994, were discussed. The celebration is to com-
memorate the first settlement on the North Point of
the Island by George Bean.
Centennial dates are May 20-22, 1994. Each Is-
AMC wants waste cut
out of SWFWMD
The Anna Maria City Commission favors pass-
ing a resolution opposing the 31 percent tax increase
proposed by the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SWFWMD).
The proposed resolution states that because
SWFWMD has demonstrated its primary interest to
be the regulation, instead of search-and develop-
ment, of new water supplies, and because the district
has over-permitted withdrawal of ground water sup-
plies as well as created a bureaucracy of 748 posi-
tions, the city is against the proposed increase.
"SWFWMD has become a large, unwieldy bu-
reaucracy that has become self-serving because it is
not accountable to the taxpayers," said Commis-
sioner Doug Wolfe at a workshop last week.
At the suggestion of Mayor Ray Simches, the
commission agreed to add a statement to the resolu-
tion mandating that SWFWMD officials be elected
instead of appointed to office.
By all indications, the commission will pass the
resolution at its voting meeting on Sept. 28.
Islander photo: Pat Copeland
This fan blower and stack will be in place for a
minimum of one year to remove pollutants from
the ground water. The equipment, installed by
PACO Engineering and Consulting, Inc., includes
a submersible pump which pumps water to the top
of the stack. The equipment is located at the
corner of the Island Garden Center property, the
site of a former gas station, near Marina Drive.
land city will have a special day for activities:
Bradenton Beach May 20; Anna Maria May 21; and
Holmes Beach May 22.
On May 21, a parade is planned from Coquina
Beach to Bayfront Park. Following the parade will
be a family picnic. Island restaurants will be encour-
aged to participate in "A Taste of Anna Maria," with
booths in the park featuring their specialties. Excur-
sion boat rides are also planned.
Anna Maria Elementary School students will be
drawn into the festivities with a poster contest and
other events. Other activities being discussed in-
clude a raffle, an auction, a tour of Island historical
sites and the burying of a time capsule.
An organizational committee is currently being
formed to plan and oversee the celebration. Other com-
mittee chairmen include: Bub Stewart, boat rides; Paula
Tripp, June Alder and Laurie Adams, tour of historical
sites; Jim Kronus and Maureen Loveland, school
events; Steve Lardas, street dance; George Bean, beard
contest; Councilwoman Billie Martini, Holmes Beach;
Mayor Katie Pierola, Bradenton Beach; Commissioner
Dottie McChesney, Anna Maria; Doug Maloney and
Charlotte McKelvey, publicity; Will Stokes (Priva-
Further information on how to contact commit-
tee chairmen and volunteer for committees will be
License fees may
climb in Anna Maria
Occupational License Fees for Anna Maria
City are facing an increase.
Commissioner George McKay presented
to the Anna Maria City Commission an outline
of increased fees ranging from 2 to 11 percent,
during the commission's workshop last week.
A sampling of the proposed increases for
the yearly licenses are:
Barber and beauty salons: from $28 to $31.
Boat dealer, yacht broker, marine supplies:
from $176 to $193.
Laundries, dry cleaners: from $87 to $95.
Merchants, retail and service, including
bar/lounge establishments: from $58 to $63.
Accommodations, leasing, rentals both
private and hotel/motel: from $12.50 to $13.75
per room, side or unit as applicable.
Restaurants, cafeterias, 0 to 25 seats: from
$50 to $55, each additional seat from $1.73 to
The commission will vote on the proposed
increases at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28. If
passed, the increases will be effective Oct. 1.
Bin available to
Due to popular demand, an on-Island recycling
bin for 1992/93 GTE phone books will be provided
by the Manatee County Public Safety Department,
Solid Waste division until the end of the month.
The recycling bin will be located behind the
Holmes Beach City Hall, and should be available
later this week.
Off the Island, another bin is located in the front
parking lot of Manatee County Public Works at 4410
66th St. in Bradenton. It is open 24 hours a day and
the last day of operation will be Thursday, Sept. 30.
In our opinion column appearing in last
week's Islander, "No monument on the beach,"
we incorrectly stated the blood alcohol level of
Reagan Manson. According to Holmes Beach
Police, Manson's blood alcohol level at the time
of the accident was 0.0.
We sincerely regret any difficulty this misin-
formation may have caused.
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Hapner (left), Bob Stone,
Doug Copeland and Tom
Turner worked last
Saturday to plant $400
worth of native plants in
the budding flora land-
scape of Anna Maria
JHistorical Park in Anna
The variety of plants
include fire bush, coontie,
saw palmetto, wild coffee,
butterfly weed and many
more. The final phase for
the park will be the
identification plaques for
Come, Celebrate Christ
Evers: Cities should seek share of school tax
By Pat Copeland
Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers told Island elected
officials last week they should be careful in their
consideration of a one-cent tax proposed by the
county school board and hold out for a share of the
Proposals for the tax are currently being devel-
oped by the board and will be presented to each city
by Superintendent Gene Witt. The final proposal
will be taken to the voters in a spring referendum.
"They want you to sign off and give that money
back to the schools," explained Evers. "This is going
to be up to the individual .cities. We have not taken any
official position in our city council on this."
Evers said $20.8 million would be generated per
"According to the state formula, if we do this, of
the $20.8 million, Manatee County and the schools
would receive $15,551,774," said Evers. "Anna
Maria would stand to gain $141,219; Bradenton
Beach, $130,484, Holmes Beach, $286,462,
Longboat Key (Manatee County), $205,904;
Bradenton, $3.6 million and Palmetto, $742,643.
That is if we get our share of the money."
County Commissioner Pat Glass said she saw no
advantage to a shared situation for the county.
She said, "I think we can handle our park situa-
tion. I hope we can put that side to rest and deal
with this as to whether or not you think it's justi-
fiable for the schools."
Evers replied, "The cities are in a lot different
position than the county. We have a lot smaller tax
base. I don't know what better way, if you've got
part of the one-cent sales tax that the tourist and
everyone else is going to pay, to help come up with
the seed money (for the trolley) or to do other
things on the Island. Education is definitely impor-
tant, but water and sewers and the quality of life for
our cities is also important."
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches added, "We are
a very small Island, but based on our assessments, we
carry a very heavy burden. Our contribution is dispro-
portionate to the number of people on the Island. We
are talking about 12,000 people contributing an as-
sessment of more than a billion dollars."
County Commissioner Stan Stephens said the
board would not support any tax that would run for
more than five years.
"There was a concern on our board about giv-
ing them 100 percent of the one-cent for the five
years," noted Stephens, "because it locks you and
us out if we want to come back in two years for
parks or in three years for libraries."
Further discussion by the group will be deferred
until after the cities hear the school board proposal.
Chuck Senrick's sophisticated
piano style sizzles
By Kay Pruden
A dimly lit romantic dance floor, a comfort-
able bar and cozy booths could only be high-
lighted by the smooth, sophisticated sounds of
a piano bar.
Welcome Chuck Senrick to Shucker's
Dockside Grill in Holmes Beach.
Senrick makes you feel like a guest in his
living room as he sings songs he has composed,
along with a wide variety of easy-listening,
Country and Western and 50s music. He also
has a way of inspiring sing-alongs.
Senrick even has a "music menu" for all
those times when you want to make a request,
but your mind goes blank as you try to think of
what you'd like to hear.
The unexpected visit by other musicians
can add an interesting twist to the evening.
"Sit-ins are encouraged and frequent," says
Senrick. "You never know who will be here or
what's going to happen."
Senrick entertains Monday through Satur-
day from 5 to 8 p.m.'
When he's not playing, Senrick's other
avocation is building sand castles.
"My partner is 'Big John' Swagger," said
Senrick, "and we've taken many sand castle
prizes. You can almost always see our work at the
public beach. It's excellent exercise because
The piano man
Chuck Senrick offers piano bar entertainment
at Shucker's Dockside Grill. When he's not
playing piano, he's building sand castles to
sometimes we move between one and three tons of
sand. It also strengthening to my hands," he said.
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Artists' studio tour
set for October
For the first time ever, six Island
artists will open their studios to the
public on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9
and 10, between noon and 4 p.m.
The self-guided tour will benefit
the Anna Maria Island Art League.
Proceeds will be used to fund the
league's Youth Art Program, adult art
classes and other art events.
The artists in the tour are: Judy
Adams, stained glass; Darlene
Ankenbrand, watercolor and commer-
cial illustrating; Woody Candish,
metal and clay sculpture; Sydney
McKenna, watercolor; Richard Tho-
mas, dry point etching and watercolor;
and Mary Worobec, functional and
The tour will begin at the Art
League's Art Center, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Tickets are $10.
Call 778-2099 for details.
Volunteer to plant
at Leffis Key
Sea oats and other native vegeta-
tion that will enhance the Leffis Key
habitat project in Bradenton Beach,
will be planted on Saturday, Sept. 25,
and volunteers are needed to help.
The Sarasota Bay National Estu-
ary Program and Manatee County En-
vironmental Action Commission are
organizing the event. Volunteers are
needed from 9 a.m. to noon. To par-
ticipate, call the Bay Program office at
needed by Historical
The Anna Maria Island Historical
Society is looking for an original
drawing to be used as its logo for the
upcoming Anna Maria Island centen-
nial to be celebrated next year.
The submitting deadline is Oct. 1.
The logo will be used to decorate
T-shirts promoting the 100th anniver-
sary of the settlement of the Island.
The logo needs to include a line draw-
ing of the island, highlighting each
Island city and must include the dates
of the event May 20, 21 and 22,
1994. The winner will receive a T-
shirt and a lot of publicity.
Designs must be sent to AMIHS,
P. 0. Box 4315, Anna Maria 34216 or
brought to the Island Museum, 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Hours for
the museum are Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.. Call 778-1514 for information.
Artists Guild sponsors
Oil paintings by Harry Cieszke will
open the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island's season with a reception and
showing at the Artists Guild Gallery on
Sunday, Oct. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m.
On Monday, Oct. 4, the Guild will
present a program featuring Mary
Ducharme. This well-known artist will
give a demonstration of painting in oil
Refreshments will be served at
6:30 p.m. followed by the program at
7 p.m. A general meeting will be held
immediately after the program.
The Gallery is located at 5414 Ma-
rina Dr., in the Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach. Admission is free. Call
778-6694 or 778-3036 for information.
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Arts and crafts show
Artists and craftpersons are in-
vited to participate in the Arts/Crafts
Show/Sale sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Art League.
The sale takes place Saturday,
Oct. 2, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at
First Union Bank, corner of Gulf
Drive and Marina in Holmes Beach.
The fee is $20 for a space approxi-
mately 8 feet by 10 feet allotted on a
first-come basis. Exhibitors must pro-
vide their own display, set up and op-
erable by 9 a.m. and are responsible
for collecting all taxes on sales.
Application deadline is Saturday
Sept. 25. Call 778-2099 for details
McComb to speak
Claud E. McComb, a past Master
of Manatee Lodge 31F&AM, will
speak to the Hi-12 about "Why We
Are Masons" at its meeting on Thurs-
day, Sept. 23, at Shucker's restaurant
in Holmes Beach.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. fol-
lowed by luncheon at noon. All Mas-
ter Masons are invited.
Writing class at center
Helen Nettleton, freelance writer
and journalist, will teach a course in
"Writing to Publish" at the Anna
Maria Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, on Tuesdays,
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 28 to
The course will include tech-
niques for writing articles, feature sto-
ries, interviews and fiction, with pos-
sible markets suggested.
The fee for eight sessions is $45.
To register call 778-1908 or 751-6940.
Church Women United
to meet Oct. 1
Church Women United of Manatee
County will meet Friday, Oct. 1, at 9:30
a.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Mary Anne Jordon who, along
with her husband, has the prison min-
istry of Manatee County will be the
All church people are invited. For
information, call Lillian Hulst at 792-
0800 or Kathryn Miller at 778-7247.
Bridge club at center
The Anna Maria Tuesday Bridge
Club meets every Tuesday from 12:30
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center in Anna
Maria City on a regular basis.
All are welcome.
Applications ready for
The Anna Maria Island Art
League will host Springfest '94 on
March 12 and 13, 1994, at Holmes
Beach City Hall Park.
The juried fine arts festival will
feature original works by artists and
craftsmen in all media. Cash awards
will be given in all categories. Com-
pleted applications must be received
by Jan.15, 1994.
To receive an application, send a
request along with a self-addressed,
stamped envelope to: Anna Maria Is-
land Art League, Springfest '94, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, Fla.
34217 or call 813-778-2099.
By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
You're sitting all alone in the big
strange house. The creepy murder
mystery on TV is getting to the scari-
est part. All of a sudden a shrill shriek
travels through the house. You jump,
and then realize it's only the phone.
You run into the kitchen and pick
up the reciever. "Hello," you call
through the static in the receiver. No
answer. You try again. "Hello?"
"Oh, hi honey," a voice shouts out
through the bad connection "Just
called to see how you were doing. A
You sigh in relief. "Thanks Mom.
I'm fine." You chat for a few minutes
and then hang up smiling to yourself.
What could have gotten you so
jumpy? But your smile fades as the.
lights flicker, and as you hear the cries
from a mysterious voice upstairs call-
ing your name.
Does any of this sound familiar? If
The National Safe Sitter pro-
gram is put on locally by Manatee
It is a two-day course, 8:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m., for 11 to 13-year-old girls
and boys. The program is aimed at
this age group so youths will de-
velop safe habits before they start
The program includes classes on
safety issues such as poison, chok-
ing and drowning prevention, basic
first aid and hurricane preparedness,
and child development issues such
as appropriate discipline and limit
setting. One part of the program
teaches the baby-sitter how to inter-
view parents so he or she has all the
information to do a responsible job.
Manatee Community Hospital
will sponsor a Safe Sitter program
over spring and Christmas school
breaks. Specific dates will be an-
nounced. Call 746-5111, ext. 8286,
now for information and registration.
you're a babysitter it will. Of course, the
"mysterious voice" turns out to be little
Fred asking for a drink of water. And the
flickering lights are caused by the storm
that Mom called to tell you about.
But, baby-sitting can be scary.
When you're all alone any noise
will scare you. The ticking of the clock
and the leaky faucet soon turn into a rat-
tling knife blade and dripping blood.
Try not to let your imagination run
away with you. If you scare yourself
out of your wits, then you certainly
won't make it as a baby-sitter. Before
you mess up your first job read these
rules for a quiet, safe, evening.
Rule Number -One: Monitor
your TV watching.
Please be careful about what you
watch. News programs have stories
about lunatics on the loose and escaped
mental patients. Two things you should
not know about. If you want to watch a
movie, then check the title for words
like murder, blood, and death. And defi-
nitely stay away from "Unsolved Mys-
teries." Not only are the mysteries still
unsolved, but that theme music is
enough to give anyone chills.
Rule Number Two: Monitor
Do not listen to groups screaming
about blood and death. Also try to stay
way from people wailing about the
ghosts of their lost loved ones. Stick to
a normal song with a catchy beat.
Rule Number Three: Monitor
You DON'T want to read
Babysitter's Nightmare by Kate
Daniels. You DON'T want to read any
of the three-part horror series about
babysitters by R.L. Stein. The only
babysitter book you'll want is one by
Ann M. Martin. You know who I mean.
The woman who has written over 70
non-scary books about babysitters.
Need I mention, don't forget number
one on the no-no list: Stephen King.
Well, I'm babysitting right now,
and Mrs. Fuddlefoot should be home
soon. Wait a minute. What was that
noise? Is that a mysterious voice com-
ing from upstairs? Or does that mys-
terious voice belong to little Fred?
I knew I shouldn't have watched
"Buried Alive" on TV last week.
Katharine is a 7th grade student at King Middle School.
Off Island happenings
American Legion Kirby Stewart
Post #24 will host a German-American
Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 2. Music
will be provided by Ron Wagner and the
"Versatiles." Donation is $7.50 per per-
son and includes meal. Traditional cos-
tume and contest prizes will be awarded.
Post #24 is located at 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Tickets available at the door.
For information call 792-8731.
The Longboat Key Art Center,
6860 Longboat Drive South, will open
for its 42nd season on Sept. 27. Fall
consignment for the Craft Gallery and
Glen Members Gallery will begin on
Monday, Sept. 27, through Friday,
Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For
more information, call 383-2345.
Designed especially for senior
citizens, Manatee Community Col-
lege Senior Forum has programs
scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday
afternoons beginning at 2 p.m. in
Room 6044 (Nursing Building) on the
MCC Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th
St. West. The fee is $3 for individual
programs and $30 for a series of 20
which continues through December.
The first program will be Tuesday,
Sept. 28 when a Ringling Museum
spokesperson will discuss art and the
circus. Call 755-1511, ext. 4203 for a
list of programs.
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctu-
ary is sponsoring the "Walk For Ani-
mals 1993" as a fund-raiser for the
organization. It will be held Saturday,
Oct. 2., at 10 a.m. on Longboat Key
and starts from Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson
Pkwy., Sarasota. Walkers and spon-
sors are needed. Call Charlene Inglis
at 813- 966-4075 for details.
There will be comedy and drama
on the stage, intriguing films on the.
screen, poetry readings, multiple artis-
tic endeavors and plenty of good mu-
sic during a special series starting in
October called "A Celebration of the
Arts 1993" at Manatee Community
College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
For details call Gary Russell at 755-
1511, ext. 4242.
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to be published
Beginning this issue, the Islander Bystander
will publish the Anna Maria Elementary School *
menu on a Monday through Friday basis.
The Islander thanks reader Vincent
Calandruccio of Longboat Key for letting us
know this format would be more helpful to par-
Clip and save each Wednesday for the fol-
a lowing week!
Anna Maria School menu
Breakfast: French Toast w/Syrup or Cereal, *
Lunch: Bologna, Ham & Cheese Junior *
Submarine Sandwich, Lettuce & Tomato
Cup, Potato Sticks, Fruit Crisp
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit *
Lunch: Fiestado, Whole Kernel Corn,
Tossed Salad, Cinnamon Cookie
* Monday, 9/27/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Cup
* Lunch: Grilled Chicken Pattie on Bun, *
Lettuce & Tomato Salad, Potato Sticks, *
* Tuesday, 9/28/93
Breakfast: Cheese or Sausage Toast or
* Cereal, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Sloppy Tom over Rice, Mixed
Vegetables, Hot Roll, Orange Juice
* Wednesday, 9/29/93
Breakfast: Waffle w/Syrup or Cereal, Fruit
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,
Broccoli Cuts, Hot Roll, Jello
* Thursday, 9/30/93
Breakfast: Peanut Butter or Cheese Toast or
* Cereal, Fruit Juice
* Lunch: Cheeseburger on Bun, Oven Fries,
Sliced Tomato w/Lettuce, Fruit Crisp
" Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
* Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Tossed
* All meals served with milk.
Tuesday thru Saturday 4 to 7 PM
Sunday 11 AM 7 PM
Liver & Onions
Fish & Chips -
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
*Regular Menu also available ... 4 to 10 pm
Sunday Brunch i
) 9 AM to 1PM
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Sunday Sept 26 7 to 11 PM
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204 Pine Avenue
during 'Back to
Hundreds of parents
returned to school last
week to meet their
children's teachers and
classmates during the
Anna Maria Elementary
School's "Back to School
Night." Many parents
took the opportunity to
look over their children's
Purvis (left) shows his
mother Nancy his
software with fellow
students Marc Manali
and Andy Mitchell.
Welcome Mrs. Moran
Mrs. Melanie Moran is Anna Maria Elementary School's new kindergarten teacher. Moran teaches the
class formerly taught by Mrs. Lori Garrisi, who was reassigned to Braden River Elementary. Moran
comes to Anna Maria Elementary from Ballard Elementary. She and her husband Tim and their two high-
school-age sons, Andy and Nick, reside in Bradenton.
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Sept. 14, vehicle on the beach, rear of 877 N.
Shore Dr., Rod and Reel Motel. The subject backed his
Chevrolet Blazer with a boat trailer onto the beach and
Sept. 10, carrying a concealed weapon, SR 789
at Bridge St.. At unidentified man flagged down an
officer and said he saw a pick up truck rear end and
tailgate a car. The officer did a traffic stop on the pick
up truck and ordered the suspect out. The suspect re-
mained in the truck and appeared nervous said the re-
port. The officer approached the vehicle and observed
the suspect's leg blocking view of a double edged knife
with a five to-six-inch blade. The suspect, John Harley
Davidson, 21, of Bradenton, was placed in custody.
Sept. 12, warrant arrest and possession of mari-
juana, 200 block of Bay Dr. South. The officer ob-
served Richard J. Harmon, 46, a transient, sleeping on
a bench on the right-of-way. During a warrant check,
the officer found two active warrants, one from Pinellas
County for possession of marijuana and failure to ap-
pear and another from Indiana for lewd and lascivious
behavior involving a child. The officer advised Harmon
he was under arrest and started to pat him down.
Harmon told the officer he had a bag of marijuana in
his right sock.
Sept. 10, petty larceny- of a lawnmower, 200
block of 72nd St..
Sept. 10, petty larceny of a propeller, 500 block
of 83rd St..
Sept. 10, vandalism, 5300 Gulf Dr., Eckerd's
Drug Store. A bicycle tire was flattened.
Sept. 11, petty larceny of $10 worth of gasoline,
3015 Gulf Dr., Citgo.
Sept. 12, disturbance, 500 block of 69th St.. Tivo
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Pearl E. Croft
Pearl E. Croft, 78, formerly of Holmes Beach,
died Sept. 19 in Dade City.
Born in Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Croft spent most
of her life in the Tampa Bay area. She was a home-
maker. She was a member of the First Baptist
Church in Dade City.
She is survived by two sons, Harold W., of
Bradenton, and Thomas H., of Palmetto; a daughter,
Polly Hamm of Dade City; two sisters, Vera Ander-
son of Dade City, and Beulah Ennis of New Port
Richey; a brother, the Rev. B.I. Epting of Monetta,
S.C.; and six grandchildren.
Visitation and services were held in Dade City,
with the Rev. Bill Hild officiating. Burial was in Dade
City Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to the
subjects were fighting at a teen party. The officer ended
Sept. 12, petty larceny of a motorcycle helmet,
200 block of 78th St..
Sept. 12, suspicious person, 2800 block of Av-
enue E. The officer awoke a man asleep on a couch that
was set out for garbage pick up. The man said he was
at a friend's house nearby, became intoxicated and
stopped to rest on the couch.
Sept. 12, vandalism, 300 block 68th St.. Limes
were thrown at a house.
Sept 12, vandalism, 4000 block of Gulf Dr.. The
suspect came into the garage area, took a can of black
spray paint and painted on the victim's boat, patio,
chair and small objects.
Sept. 13, suspicious persons, 4000 Gulf Dr.,
Manatee Public Beach. Two men about 20 years old
were Selling perfume at the beach.
Sept. 16, grand larceny of a trailer, Kingfish
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The Island Poet
On Thursday the shopping guide comes out
with bargains galore,
And tells of all the goodies you can buy in
So the wife sits down and makes a list of all
the things marked down,
But somehow all these goodies are scattered
all over town.
And we must hurry to get there first 'cause
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surely is a joke,
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The best fishing guide yet,
and you've already paid for it
By Bob Ardren
A fine new book on Florida fishing is hot off the
presses and you can have a free copy. Well,
"free" because you don't have to pay for it again.
Published by the Department of Environmental
Protection, the 64-page "Fishing Lines Angler's
Guide to Florida Marine ReSources" is an all-color
magazine-format compilation produced with funds
from the sale of recreational salt water fishing li-
So you've already paid for a copy if you hold a
license. If you don't hold a license, get a copy any-
way. You'll be glad that you did.
Leading off with a one-page discussion of fish-
ing ethics, (..."the fact remains that the brightest
hope for continued availability of sportfish is for us
to limit our take, rather than take our limits") the
book quickly goes to an interesting and very read-
able discussion of marine habitat.
"The ocean has no fences, and we humans can
roam at will just like fish do. On any given fishing
adventure, we enjoy Florida's bountiful estuaries,
dark mangroves and vibrant reefs. Variety of beau-
tiful habitat is one reason why so many people en-
joy fishing in Florida."
The book's real highlight, and section of great-
est fascination to me, is the 32-page fish identifica-
More than 70 regulated and commonly caught
fish are drawn in full color, identified by a written
description, compared with "look-alikes," and the
copy tells you where to find them, their usual size
range and remarks about the fish's life history (if
known), behavior and feeding habits.
Did you know there are four different snook
commonly caught in Florida? Me either. There's the
fat snook, common snook, swordspine snook and
the tarpon snook. Of course the scientific names are
included and here's a little identification hint: the
common snook is the one with the yellow pelvic fin.
In addition to the black or striped mullet respon-
sible for the founding of local fishing communities,
there's also a fantail mullet depicted, along with a
smaller drawing of a white mullet. I suppose people
like Blue Fulford knows these kinds of things, but now
the information is available to all of us.
And I can't get over the beautiful drawings, es-
pecially the ones of snapper and grouper. All the il-
lustrations in the identification section were drawn
by Diane Rome Peebles of St. Petersburg. How good
is she? Well you're probably carrying some of her
work in your wallet because she designed both the
snook and crawfish stamps for 1993-94. She also
drew the 1991-92 snook stamp.
It would be a pleasure just to look at her work, even
if all that good information wasn't accompanying it.
But wait! There's more.
There's a spread devoted to scientific names,
and how they are often far more colorful, (not to
mention poetic), than common names' For example,
there's the Cynoscion nebulosis (spotted seatrout)
which translates to "dog-toothed starrysides."
"Or if you go offshore, you might want to troll
for "helmet-bearing mare's-tails," the dolphin,
Coryphaena hippurus. The first word refers to the
dolphin's helmet-shaped head, the second to its
flowing dorsal fin. The Greek philosopher and natu-
ralist Aristotle described it this way."
Some other fish you're probably familiar with and
scientific names with translations are: King mackerel,
Scomberomorus maculatus, "ancient-name horse;"
Bonefish, Albula vulpes, "white fox;" and Black mul-
let, Mugil cephalus, "sucking helmet-head."
Interesting stories about scientific names are
included. For example, the cobia is Rachyucentron
canadus. Now its generic name is highly appropri-
ate, "back-spines" alluding to the eight spines that
take the place of the fish's spinous dorsal. But the
specific name, canadus, means "Of Canada."
Hmmm. Not many of them found there. The story
goes that the cobia were classified by the Swedish
botanist Linnaeus in 1766, and "he obviously had
faulty information about their range." Nevertheless,
since that name dates back farther than any other, it
cannot be changed.
There's a compilation of Florida saltwater fish-
ing regulations, articles on both the tarpon and the
return of the redfish and even a nice reading list on
the inside cover if you're interested in exploring any
of the subjects further.
Sold? Well here's how to get your already-paid-
for copy. Just go on over to the tax collectors office
at 5508 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Tell 'em
you want your copy of "Fishing Lines."
See you next week.
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Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Adam Pear, who will celebrate his 10th birthday
on Thursday, Sept. 23, concentrates on his kick
during soccer warm-ups as his team, Island
Animal Clinic, prepares to take on Rotten Ralph's
in Division II play of the Anna Maria Island
Soccer League. Happy birthday, Adam.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce member social, hosted by Harrington
House Bed and Breakfast Inn, is Wednesday,
Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Members, their guests,
and persons interested in joining the chamber
are welcome to attend.
Harrington House is located at 5626 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach.
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Jason Romeo of Anna
Maria City caught this
long, 37-pound barra-
cuda off Bean Point, at
the northern tip of the
Island. Romeo said he
used a lady fish as bait
- what a gal! Islander
Photo courtesy of Amy
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Captain Rick Gross (left) and his client
Peter Zent hold up a 50-pound cobia Zent
caught using live pinfish. The fish was
landed after a half-hour fight on 25-pound
test. Zent also caught 15 redfish and two
keeper snook off of Gross' charter boat
Big fish fight
at Rod & Reel Pier
By Captain Mike Heistand
Snook fishing is still slow, but redflsh are offer-
ing anglers a lot of excitement. Speaking of excite-
ment, the folks down at the Rod & Reel Pier had
their share last week.
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier said one of his
customers named Dave from Sarasota caught a 206-
pound tiger shark last Thursday night! He said it
took Dave about two-and-a-half hours to bring it in
- must have been some fight. Dewey reported a lot
of redfish were caught last week using live shrimp
and little pinfish for bait and that several snook, a
nice-size flounder, a few mackerel and pompano
also came in.
Captain Todd Romine reported catching a few
good-size snook and plenty of legal-size redfish.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle told
me his customers caught their limit of snook free
lining with nice-size shrimp. He also said they
caught nice-size trout and a lot of flounder on the
flats around the Palma Sola area.
Tom from the Bradenton Beach Pier reported
one of the pier's customers named Bob Dare caught
a 24-and-a-half-inch black drum last Thursday night.
Between the tiger shark and Dare's drum, last Thurs-
day evening was a night all of us should have been
out fishing! Tom also said pier anglers caught man-
grove snapper, black tip sharks ranging from three
to three-and-a-half feet with pinfish and some snook
at night free lining shrimp.
Captain Tom Chaya told me he was chasing
permit on the offshore reefs and scoring well. He
also said he brought in Spanish mackerel and snap-
per from the Gulf.
Captain Mark Bradow reported catches of red-
Tons of trash hauled
Hundreds of volunteers turned out Saturday to
collect tons of trash from local beaches and bays
during the annual Florida Coastal Clean-up drive.
The program is aimed at getting the trash out of
fish, mangrove snapper, trout and flounder.
Captain Phil Shields at Galati Yacht Basin said
he caught several nice dolphin last week as well as
red grouper up to 10 pounds. Chris Galati said he
brought in some good-size red grouper along with
some yellowtail snapper. Chris also had reports of
large schools of redfish on the grass flats.
Captain Joe Webb reported bringing in yel-
lowtail snapper and amberjack last week.
Dave from the Anna Maria City Pier said his
customers caught mackerel, a few snook and one or
two black drums on live shrimp.
Bill from Island Discount Tackle told me he
had heard of lots and lots of redfish in the bays, but
snook still seemed to be a little slow. Bill said trout
were running about average for this time of year and
that he had reports of kingfish. Bill's good news
was cobia were showing up stronger every day.
Captain Rick Gross said he produced redfish
for his clients every time he went out last week
along with a few snook and cobia mixed in.
Ralph from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said
the fleet's four-hour trip averaged 90 head of Key
West Grunts, porgies, sand perch and black sea
bass. Its six-hour trip averaged 50 head of red grou-
per, mangrove and vermilion snapper, porgies and
Key West grunts and its nine-hour trip averaged 65
head of red grouper, yellowtail, mangrove and lane
snapper, and blackfin tuna and a shark.
As for me on my charter boat "Magic," I ran a
two-boat charter along with Captain Mark Bradow
last Friday with 10 people on board. Between the
two boats we limited out on redfish up to 27 inches
and released another 10 or more fish. Good week,
off in clean-up drive
the environment. The program is a national event.
Locally, coordinators estimated about 700
volunteers showed up to collect about 6.5 tons of
trash from beaches.
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Fri 9/24 7:03 2.2ft 10:50 1.6ft 2:58 0.4ft
Sat 9/25 8:39 2.2ft 2:03 1.5ft 11:04 1.7ft 3:51 0.5ft
Sun 9/26 9:52 2.2ft 3:20 1.3ft 11:16 1.8ft 4:34 0.6ft
Mon 9/27 10:48 2.2ft 4:14 1.0ft 11:34 1.8ft 5:06 0.7ft
Tue 9/28 11:40 2.2ft 4:52 0.8ft 11:45 1.9ft 5:32 0.8ft
Wed 9/29 11:57p 2.0ft 5:28 0.6ft 12:20 2.1ft 5:53 1.0ft
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the Gulf. Amenities include heated pool, club house,
fishing pier on Bay, Berber carpet, glassed porch.
Priced at $69,500. Furnished turnkey. Please call Carol
Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 eves.
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Anna Maria, FL 34216
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Fireplace, central vacuum. Renovations
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d&0 $4-7-OOM. $169,000.
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Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
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of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
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FEATURE OF THE WEEK
Exquisite 3BR/2B remodeled beach home steps from
the Gulf. Low maintenance, modern convenience and
old Florida charm for the REDUCED price of
$259,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prime location in Holmes
Beach to own and have an income to help with the
mortgage. Lots of parking, well manicured lot with
banana trees. $189,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
A PERFECT LOCATION! Just 2.5 miles to the beach
from this beautiful Perico Island townhouse. Pool, tennis
and clubhouse. 3BR/3B, large kitchen, formal dining.
$113,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
ESTUARY VIEW! 2BR/2B Perico Bay Club unit
turnkey, beautifully furnished. Original non-smoking
owner. Gated community, pool and tennis, garage and
screened porch. $114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Spacious 2BR/2B recently
reconditioned canal front unit. Enjoy the heated pool, ten-
nis court, hot tub, workout, ping-pong and pool rooms for
bargain price of $79,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Exclusive Longboat Key Community Private and
secure living in this large 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Large
caged pool. Fully landscaped lot with fruit trees. House
has unlimited potential. $39900M reduced to $379,000.
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800
DRASTICALLY REDUCED: A lovely island mini-estate
on 3 waterfront lots. Architect designed and built for
entertainment. 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. One of a kind!
Broker/owner must sacrifice. Located on beautiful Anna
Maria Island. Reduced to $345,000 for quick sale. Call
Carol Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.
BACK ON MARKET: You can end your search com-
pletely renovated in 1990, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Island
home oozing with charm is located 2 minutes from
beach, shopping, etc. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime
to enjoy country ambiance on Anna Maria Island for only
$125,000. Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
BEST OF ALL WORLDS... Live in one, rent the other.
One bedroom, one bath each side Island duplex only
steps to Bay and Gulf. Separate building for hobby or
workshop. All this for only $119,500. Great rental poten-
tial. Call Sandy Greiner, 778-3794 eves.
5340-1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
DOWNTOWN AND 400 FT. FROM BEACH
#96457 $450,000 ... 7000 sq. ft., .5 acre prime
commercial lot. 2000 sq. ft. store. Two 1
bedroom and one 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments
upstairs with balconies (view of Gulf). Ample
parking. Great for fast food or other uses.
Additional property available.
T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427 eves.
FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! #52332 ... Let this
home take your breath away. Totally renovated, 3
bedroom, 2 bath, caged privacy, walled entertain-
ment area wrapped around great room. Adjacent
docking available. Let T. Dolly Young and Roni
McCudden give your eyes a FEAST at $185,000.
EASY LIVING IN A CONDO, FUN IN THE SUNI
#51626 $52,900 ... Tan in the nearby pool, or
make friends in the clubhouse. 2 bedroom, 1
bath, 3rd bedroom or den, pantry off kitchen,
and pull down stairs in the Lanai. DON'T MISS
THIS ONE. Call Sally Schrader 792-3176 eves.
WEST OF THE GULF #52870 ... Just steps from
the beach in a lovely rustic setting, a great value
at $99,000. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central a/c, eat-in
kitchen with a separate dining room. For an
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Nick G. Patsios
Island Specialist for 15 Years
"The One Who Knows"
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Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
BRIDGEPORT 2BR, 2B unfurnished
condo with pool. $575 plus electric.
ANNA MARIA HOME 2BR, 1B unfur-
nished with garage. $575 plus electric.
CANAL FRONT HOME 2BR, 1B with
den and carport. $600 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 1 BR, 1 B furnished or
unfurnished with garage. $475 plus utilities.
2217 Gulf Drive
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GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four, fully
townhouse with 3BR-3BA, private 2 car garage and furnished, 1BR 1BA units for only $175,000. Or
over 3100 sq.ft. under roof. Complex offers two buy just one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained
pools, tennis, lush grounds and short walk to prime and located in quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks
beach. Offered at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan. to great beach.
BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in
front of lovely 2BR 2BA, turnkey furnished condo.
Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen, washer/
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LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, close to
beach and shopping, large pool and recreation
area, garage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave
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.
Both priced at $89,900. Call Stan Williams.
BAY VIEW DUPLEX Unobstructed Bay view from
this custom duplex with large utility and storage
area. Short walk to beach and City Park. Priced at
$139,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
Whether Buying or Selling,
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After Hours: 778-2284
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Beautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 3 bath
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In an area of quality homes.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
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1801 Gulf Dr
229 Runaway Bay
3009 Avenue F
4255 Gulf Dr
229 Island Village
6700 Gulf Dr 2A
STYLE/rooms AGE/size SELLER/BUYER/when SALE$/List$
3bed/2bath Gulf 1979
1400 sfla 8/30/93
1114 sfla 8/30/93
1500 sfla 8/30/93
1478 sfla 8/30/93
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
Cul-De-Sac Canalfront Spacious, open 2 bedroom, 2 full
baths, with a beautiful dock. 511 65th Street. $165,000.
BRAND NEW 3/2 Holmes Beach. Over 2,100 sq. ft.
of living area with glimpses of the Gulf. $182,000. Re-
ally spacious floor plan and a huge garage.
Island Living At It's Best New 2 bedroom, 2 full baths, close
to the Gulf at the low price of $125,000, nothing to compare with.
LOT WITH VIEW Good Gulf views from this second lot in
from the water. 2803 Ave. E. Asking $72,000. Cleared and ready.
NICE DUPLEX Just listed ground level 2/1 each side big
double carports & across the street from the Gulf. All this
for $160,000. 201 69th St. Holmes Beach.
Affordable Island Living 1BR Mobile Home. Turnkey
furnished C/P and family room. $17,500.
Dolores M. Baker
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*$185,000 2Br/2Ba Elevated Home/Anna Maria
* $199,900 3Br/2Ba Key Royale/Holmes Beach
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Beautifully remodeled two bedroom, two
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attractive 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
island getaway! Prestigious
hanting beach, heated pool
3nnis courts, elevator, and
stained interior courtyard.
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Modem Elevated duplex with Gulf-
S '' Bay views. 2/2 each unit. Assumable
mortgage. Only $179,000. Call to see:
SANDY GREINER REALTOR5Associate
S Aft Hrs 778-3794 Pager 333-1864
S'3 -75203 GOuf Dr. Holmes Beach
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
i-j'. MLS 8-74-772 Ex 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker
USED SECRETARY DESK Good condition. Black
and walnut color. Magic Chef microwave like new.
700 watt. 794-1119.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush For skating information and sales
4 X 8 ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer. New tires and
axle. Strong I-beam construction. Great condition.
$550 OBO. Call mobile # 356-4649 or 778-9392.
1-DOUBLE CAR garage door, $25. 1- double car
garage door opener, $100., 3 windows, nine panes,
$25. 2 -entrance doors, $25. Call 778-2967.
REFRIGERATOR- GE, 18 c.f., almond and self
cleaning range $100 ea. 3- 8' sliding glass verticals.
$50 ea. excellent condition. 778-3320.
MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free deliv-
ery. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
WASHER AND DRYER GE commercial, coin-op
with keys. Works well. Good condition. $150 for
both. Haley's Motel. 778-5405.
MOVED Must Sell! L-shape cherry desk, match-
ing credenza & leather chair. Very nice set. Suitable
for business or home. Stenotype machine $100.
Dining table, large oval glass top, rattan base & 6
matching off-white cushion chairs. Lovely unique
set was $1700, now $800. Etagere, brass w/glass
shelves, diamond shape $100. Oil paintings, beau-
tifully framed done on location of bear, elk, Florida
cypress, tree scenes. Florida artist, unique- $250
to$750. Also, large bell & animal collection, ladies
beginner golf clubs & bag $35.00. 2 table hair dry-
ers. $200 each. Radio Shack portable phone $35.
Sears Levolor mini-blinds, rust, 36" & 68" all for
Moving/Garage Sale Baby Items, Dining Room
Table, wrought iron table, much more. Fri, Sat &
Sun 8am-noon. 6250 Holmes Blvd. #69.
ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved!
Our new location is 315 58th St, Holmes Beach.
Same phone number 778-1661.
ART LEAGUE HAPPENINGS
TOUR OF SIX ARTIST'S STUDIOS
Oct. 9 & 10, Noon 4pm.
Watch Island artists at work, ask questions
$10 donation; call for tickets
Exhibit open to all artists: Call soon
Sidewalk Art Sale: Oct. 2
Coming: Fall Classes including clay
Can you donate kilns or clay equipment?
Anna Maria Island Art League: 778-2099
LOST GREY COCKATIEL 9/7. Young, with yellow
head. 80th & Marina Drive area. On medication. Call
Linda before 2:00, 778-6971 or after 2:00, 741-3471.
CRITTER SITTER Food, water plus lots of TLC, for
your pet while you are away. Local references. 778-
Needs Island home. Affectionate altered Tomcat.
HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Well cared for mechani-
cally. Perfect for students. Very reliable, clean,
small car. $850 firm. 778-9392.
12 ft Carolina Skiff. 1993. 2 months old. Loaded with
extras. $975 OBO 778-3358.
CLASSIC WOODEN lap-strake spirit rig sailing din-
ghy w/trailer. 74 sq.ft. Tanbark wain & jib sails. Like
new. $1945. 792-4128.
BAY CRUISES Egmont Key or Sunset. Customized
charters. Economical. Shaded/open deck. Comfort-
able for up to 6 persons. Call Rick at 794-5605.
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BOAT SLIP RENTALS 500 yds. to Sarasota Bay.
New docks 20' & 24'. 5' water low tide. Water &
electric at each dock. Call 756-7177. 9am-3pm
Mon-Fri. Trailer Estates Marina. Bay Drive & Ameri-
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE Top notch, well estab-
lished Anna Maria firm seeking motivated, articulate
sales person. Integrity a must. Unlimited potential
with generous commission splits and floor time.
Reply to P.O. Box 1364, Anna Maria FL 34216.
PART-TIME secretary/office manager, Tues.-Fri.
9am to 1 pm. Fun work, $5 per hour. Pick up appli-
cation at Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, island resident,
cook, drive, etc. Part-time, not live-in. 778-8216.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING -at your convenience.
Complete detailing includes wash, wax, shampoo,
engine & underbelly cleaning, leather & vinyl condi-
tioned, tires & trim dressed and much more. Protect
your investment. Call mobile number 356-4649.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetics opportu-
nity! You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
CUSTOM CONTRACTING-Remodeling, Additions,
Space Planning, Design Build. Masonry, Tile, Plas-
ter, Marble. Interior and exterior. Island resident, 23
years experience, local references. Kimball Con-
struction Co. 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island ref-
erences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261
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.
Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding &
soffit, etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 795-37,57 or 778-0029.
ANNUAL RENTALS available. Call Yvonne Higgins
Real Estate. 778-1999.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 1/1, one block to
beach. October thru January., April and May. $350
week, $1075 month plus tax. 778-3757.
Elaine is still here ...
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
-- 778-5594 778-3468
UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS
.. .Large family, 4/3, pool, deep water, $1500.
.. .2/2, pool, 3100 Gulf Dr, $600.
.604 North Shore, 2/1, on canal w/dock, $625.
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished condo with pool. 2/2.
Living room, kitchen, basic cable covered parking
and laundry room. Steps to beach. Available now to
December 15. $200 week/$600 monthly plus elec-
tric. 813-778-4560 or 813-681-8508.
ANNA MARIA furnished/unfurnished 1BR apt. Gulf/
Bay view, pool, patio. $550/mo. including utilities.
211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV,
phone, 1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month
including utilities. Available November thru April
STAY ON EXCLUSIVE Longboat Key for an
unexclusive price. 1 BR apt. right on Longboat Pass.
Fish right from your backyard. Only a short walk to
beach. $650 for 2 weeks until Dec. 15. Available
during season. $1,400/mo. Wedebrock Real Estate.
LOFT APARTMENT and efficiency apartment for
rent. Across street from Cortez Beach. Seasonal or
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1B screened
porch. Unfurnished. $425 annual. Large yard. 1st/
last months rent. Call 778-4343.
LOVELY view on Bay, nice quiet, dead end street.
Ground floor tri-plex. Furnished 1 & 2 Br available.
1 blk to new beach. Annual/seasonal. 778-7107.
BEAUTIFUL 2/2, furnished duplex on the bay. One
block to great gulf beach. Quiet neighborhood. You'll
love it. $700 month annual/seasonal $1700. 778-3320.
HOLMES BEACH- furnished deluxe 1BR apt. Patio
overlooks beach. Available now through Dec. 11.
GULF FRONT-Private beach 1BR/1B large duplex.
Fully furnished, telephone, cable, sun deck. Seasonal,
Nov, Dec & Jan. $1,000/month. Call 813 988-1344.
RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront, boat
dock, washer/dryer, own phone number, nice loca-
tion. $79 week plus deposit. 778-1273.
GULF VIEW Facing gulf, less than 150 ft, to beach.
Will build on contract, 3/2, elevated home. Informa-
tion box at 3014 Ave E, Holmes Beach or will mail
info. Offered by owner at $252,000. 713-782-6573.
CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
DIRECTLY ON THE Intra Coastal. 2 story duplex.
2BR upstairs, 1 down. Garage and sea walled lot.
Deep water. $139,9000. 778-7980.
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 x 100. 211 N.
Harbor Drive. $89,900. 778-4253.
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Up to 3 line minimum includes approximately 21
words $3. Additional lines $1 each. Boxes are $1
additional. Sorry, no billing for such a small price.
Place in person at the office: Island Shopping Cen-
ter, 5400A Marina Drive, between D. Coy Ducks and
the laundromat. More information: 778-7978.
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