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The Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach City
Councils passed their 1993/94 budgets on second read-
ing last week.
Some council members protested.
In Holmes Beach, council members Mary Ellen
Reichard and Rich Bohnenberger objected to the city's
salary plan included in the budget. In Bradenton Beach,
Councilman Herb Dolan objected to the loss of funds
for the city's parks.
Bradenton Beach resident John Chappie told his
council it needs to consider the purchase of equipment
to clean Bridge Street, following the completion of the
Also in Bradenton Beach, Councilman Jim Kissick
suggested the formation of a financial advisory com-
mittee to make recommendations for next year's bud-
get. Mayor Katie Pierola said additional revenue could
be pursued from increased fishing and occupational
license tax fees, grants and other areas.
The hills are alive with volunteers Islander Photo: TomaraKa
Approximately 60 volunteers showed up last Saturday to help "fill the hills" ofLeffis Key with new native
drought-tolerant plants. Close to 450 volunteers helped plant sea oats, railroad vine and panic grass Tuesday
through Saturday last week. For more on Leffis Key, turn to page 6.
Sandbar alley vacation approved
By Bonner Presswood
Despite a flurry of eleventh-hour changes, Anna
Maria Planning Commissioners voted unanimously in
favor of an alley vacation adjacent to the Sandbar Res-
The changes, proposed during last Thursday
night's meeting, included the elimination of the previ-
ous petition from WELD, Inc., corporate owner of the
Sandbar and Ren Glanz, owner of the two adjacent lots.
A new petition submitted by WELD, opted for
vacation of the 10-foot wide alley on the west side of
the Sandbar building, running 145 feet north from
Ed Chiles, Sandbar owner, claims the alley vaca-
tion is shown on county plat maps and was presumed
by him to be vacated for a number of years. His peti-
tion would clear up the approximate five feet of build-
ing encroachment on the alley.
As a trade off, Chiles offered a replacement alley,
an easement of the same width, on lot 6, approximately
80 feet east of the existing alley. According to City
Attorney Jim Dye, the grant language in the petition is
non-exclusive, and the alley could eventually be
moved, but the function would be identical to a deeded
Chiles and his attorney, Bob Green, explained that
in the event the present Sandbar building was destroyed
by a storm, they would need the allocated easement to
rebuild, and would relocate the easement.
Planning Commissioner Chuck Shumard took is-
sue with the proposed alley placement. Traffic circu-
lation is a criteria for the commission to consider when
vacating the alley. According to Shumard, moving the
north/south alley 80 feet east would render the east/
west alley presently connecting to the beach worthless.
"What's to say down the road, we're back here
again and you'll say the east/west alley goes nowhere,"
Chiles replied, "We have no interest in the east/
west alley behind the building from Bortells."
Planning Commissioner Doug Copeland asked if
the city would improve the alley by removing trees and
building a walkway to the county beach access since it
was pointed out to be a hazardous situation.
"It would be an improvement to the beach,"
Attorney Green replied, "My point at the last meet-
ing was that the city has not improved the access. If the
city does, you'll never vacate it. Why should they [area
residents] be concerned?"
Attorney Bill Merrill, representing approximately
20 residents in the area surrounding the Sandbar, ar-
PLEASE SEE SANDBAR, PAGE 2
Public hearings set
Oct. 27-28 on
It's official: public hearings conducted by the
Florida Department of Transportation on the re-
placement of the Manatee Avenue Bridge will be
held Oct. 27-28.
DOT spokesperson Cathy Palmer told the Is-
lander Bystander the Oct. 27 public hearing will
be at the St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach. The Oct. 28 meeting
will be at the Manatee County Commission
Chambers, 1112 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton.
Both meetings will open with a one hour in-
formal discussion of plans with DOT representa-
tives, beginning at 6 p.m. Formal testimony will
be taken beginning at 7 p.m., Palmer said.
She said that public testimony may be limited
to a certain time period, based on the number of
Expect the same but newer, if a task force charged
with recommending a replacement scheme for the
Ringling Bridge has its way.
The Ringling Bridge Replacement Task Force last
week voted 9-5 to recommend state transportation of-.
ficials build a 21-foot-high replacement drawbridge
just north of the existing bridge. That's the same height
and style as the current bridge.
Cost of the task force-recommended 21-foot draw-
bridge is estimated at $33.6 million.
The whole process has infuriated Bradenton Beach
Mayor Katie Pierola, also a member of the Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization. She called the myriad pub-
lic hearings and task forces formed to study the
Sarasota bridge "the ultimate of unfairness" in relation
to the DOT's limited bridge hearings here.
Cortez and Manatee Avenue bridges were both slated
to be replaced with 65-foot high, fixed span structures.
After intense public outrage, the Cortez Bridge plan was
scaled back to repair the existing bridge. Public hearings
are set Oct. 27 and 28 for the Manatee Avenue bridge in
the wake of further public outcry.
Pierola made a motion Monday at the MPO meet-
ing to delete plans for any 65-foot-high bridges to any
barrier islands in Manatee and Sarasota counties. The
motion was eventually tabled.
The MPO final determination on the Ringling
Bridge will be made Nov. 22. Also for MPO consider-
ation will be recommendations from the Sarasota City
Commission after a public hearing Oct. 4, from resi-
dents at a public hearing on the bridge replacement
Nov. 4, as well as recommendations from Citizen and
Technical Advisory Committees to the MPO.
The task force recommendation came after 18
months of debate on the bridge. And even at the
group's last meeting there was haggling over bridge
height, with a flurry of motions being made and voted
down before the low-bridge scenario was approved.
State transportation officials have proposed myriad
locations for the bridge, as well as heights. In fact, loca-
tion of the bridge delayed the task force for months after
members recommended further study on a bridge to
Longboat Key instead of Bird Key. The Longboat bridge
was ruled out of consideration, although regional transpor-
tation planners are studying the prospect.
Locations for the bridge include southerly align-
ments one would cut through the Marina Jack boat
basin and extreme northerly alignments, including
one from 10th Street on the mainland across Sarasota
Bay to the southern tip of Longboat Key.
Bridge height has also been an issue. Transportation
officials estimate that, based on a 75-year timetable, a 65-
foot-high, fixed-span bridge would cost $26.4 million. A
45-foot-high drawbridge would cost $42 million for the
same period of time, including maintenance costs. State
officials seem to favor a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge,
citing the cost savings by not having a bascule span and
accompanying bridge tender. The high bridge would al-
low most sailboats to pass beneath.
When the MPO makes a final decision Nov. 22,
discussions on the style of the bridge will commence.
State transportation officials have said they are willing
to spend upwards of $20 million to have a bridge that
is visually appealing to Sarasota residents.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinion ...................................... Page 4
Heistand appointment ............... Page 6
Recycle plan .............................. Page 7
"Bus Stop" preview .................... Page 8
Real estate transactions .......... Page 16
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
SEPTEMBER 30, 1993
J! PAGE 2 E SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Sandbar alley vacation
okayed by planning
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
gued against the petition, citing case law based prima-
rily on beach access.
Many of the area residents spoke at the public hear-
ing against the proposal, objecting to more traffic, ex-
pansion of the Sandbar, noise, parking problems and
absolution of the encroachments.
Others spoke on behalf of Chiles and the Sandbar,
including Anna Maria Island Community Center Di-
rector Pierette Kelly who asked the commission to con-
sider, "20 or more not-for-profit agencies are better off
because of help from Ed and the Sandbar."
Planning Commission Chairman Steve Lardas
asked if the commission and Chiles could accept a
dedicated alley closer to where it currently is.
Attorney Dye said a motion to approve movement
All but gone Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka.
A smidgen of awning is all that remains of The Patio,
the bar that once adjoined the Harbor House in
Bradenton Beach. When the remodeling is complete,
the new restaurant and bar, owned by Ed Chiles, will
seat 512 persons and employ a staff of approximately
225 area residents. Manager Stephen Ananicz is hoping
for a December 1 opening. The name for their new
venture, The Beach House, is credited to Islander Joe
Hutchinson. "The idea of enjoying casual sunsets at the
"family beach house" prompted the name," said
of the alley with a condition could be sent to the city
commission. The recommendation would then be ne-
gotiated between the city commission and the property
The commission asked Chiles to consider placing the
alley within 25 feet of the westerly portion of lot 7, the
lot on the east side of the existing alley. Chiles answered,
"I don't know if I can put bathrooms in 15 feet."
Lardas countered, "Were plans submitted to the
city for expansion? We can't make a decision based on
what you want to do because you haven't submitted
plans. I'm insulted that you ask us to consider vacat-
ing an alley based on your plans for expansion of the
building and you have not submitted plans."
Chiles replied that the expansion of the building
would not add one seat, but in the long-range plan, he
would want to add 70 seats.
When asked if he could live with the motion to
move the alley from its present location to the westerly
25 feet of lot 7, Chiles replied, "I think so."
The commission voted unanimously to recommend
the alley vacation with the replacement contingency. In
a second motion, they voted to have the various en-
croachments on Spring Avenue and in the alley be-
tween Glanz's property and the county lot, including
rocks and a deck, looked into by code enforcement.
The Sandbar alley vacation will come before the
city council at their work session on Oct. 12, where
additional public input will be considered.
City can't wait on
Key Royale Bridge
By Pat Copeland
Time is getting short for action on repairs to the
Key Royale Bridge.
Florida Department of Transportation District Secre-
tary Dave May said Monday he intended to authorize
plans be drafted for a replacement structure next year.
Funding is not available, May said, but he was hopeful
funds would become available once the plans were drawn.
"There's an old saying in transportation that 'If the
plans are ready, the money will come to it,'" he said.
Holmes Beach Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez estimated the cost to replace the bridge,
which he said serves 322 families, at $525,000. The
city paid $130,000 five years ago to repair the structure,
and plans to spend $160,000 this year for repairs.
"We are trying to look for alternate sources of
funds," explained Fernandez. "However, these things
take time and I just don't know how much time we
have without moving forward on getting this bridge
repaired. The bridge engineer from Parsons
Brinkerhoff made if fairly clear that we need to move
on this. I don't know when or if we're going to get the
Fernandez told council it should request that Par-
sons Brinkerhoff draw up bid specifications for the
repairs. Council agreed, reasoning that if state funds
become available, they can be used to replenish the
bridge contingency fund.
Council then discussed a proposed ordinance pro-
viding a variance procedure for parcels situated on
more than one street, provided one of those streets is a
dead end street. The ordinance was prompted by a re-
quest for an addition to Dr. Thomas Thomas' property,
which fronts on two streets and would require two front
yard setbacks of 25 feet each. The ordinance will be on
the Oct. 5 agenda for a vote.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked how many
parcels would be affected. Attorney Patricia Petruff
identified Martinique South, Gulf Drive and 52nd
Street, Gulf Place, Tiffany Place, Nautilus, Palm Drive
and 43rd Street and Palm Harbor.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M SEPTEMBER 30,,1993 0 PAGE 3 BiI
Fire districts to draft consolidation legislation
By Pat Copeland
In an effort to save their districts from the whims
of state legislators, five local fire districts have agreed
to draft a bill for consolidation.
State legislators, unhappy over the large number of
independent fire districts in the state and the amount of
legislation required by these districts, have attempted
solutions ranging from county control to abolishment
in recent years. In order to have some control over their
own fate, local districts began a study of consolidation
13 months ago.
... while two
to hiring practice
Fire Commissioners Sandy Haas and Glenn Bliss
have objected to the commission's process for hiring
two new district personnel, and they want more infor-
mation before the hirings become final.
Fire Chief Andy Price told the commission last
week that Larry Revell had been recommended for the
new firefighter's position and Jane Guthrie for the new
inspector's position by a committee of fire personnel.
Haas and Bliss said they would like to review ap-
plications submitted for the positions.
"The procedure in the past was to discuss the hir-
ing," noted Bliss. "All we did was pass the budget and
the next thing we know we're already hiring somebody.
I wasn't even aware we were interviewing. I'm not
saying that I don't agree with the hiring, I'm just say-
ing its not a decision we should make tonight. I'd like
to wait until next month when we've had time to look
at the other applicants and be a little more informed
about this decision."
Commissioner George Jackson replied, "I feel that
the position of the chief in the interviewing process
should be enough that we can make a decision."
Haas said, "Andy and the other gentlemen looked
at them (applications) but we're voting on it and we
need to see them." Commissioners agreed to defer the
decision to Oct. 11.
Chief Henry Sheffield of the Braden River Fire Dis-
trict presented the findings of this study to the Anna Maria
Fire Commission last week and sought the board's ap-
proval to draft a consolidation bill. The bill will be pre-
sented to the local legislative delegation by the Oct 1 dead-
line, followed by a public hearing on Oct. 25.
The five districts are Anna Maria, Braden River,
Southern Manatee, Westside and Myakka. However,
Sheffield said there is a question over Myakka's par-
ticipation. Districts may opt out of the plan anytime
until the February 4, 1994, bill drafting.
Sheffield said, concerns of the districts "boiled
down to five items a timetable, personnel, how are
we going to pay for it, is the money there to do it and
are there cost savings. We realize that until we have
gone through one fiscal year of a merger, we can't an-
swer every question, and then that's only going to cre-
ate more questions."
According to the study, benefits of a merger in-
clude reduction in duplication of services and person-
nel, improved delivery of services, ability to undertake
more specialized tasks, more stability and financial
resources, standardization, higher efficiency and sav-
ings in insurance and retirement. The biggest drawback
to a merger is loss of identity, said Sheffield.
In the study's timetable, a chief for the new district
would be chosen between April and June of 1994. The
board of commissioners would be elected during the
September 1994 primary, and the creation date would
be Oct. 1, 1994.
"We're going to ask in the legislation that the board
be created prior to the creation of the fire control dis-
trict," said Sheffield, "so we will know coming in who
the fire chief is and who the elected board is. The fire
chiefs have suggested, because we're looking at a far
flung organization, a seven-member board five
single member districts and two at large. If the Myakka
District decides not to be in, then we would suggest
going down to five single members."
Sheffield said the new district will include all of the
existing personnel of the present districts for a total of
227 personnel 62 career and 165 volunteers. It will
be broken down into three organizations: operations,
administration and prevention. Ninety percent of the
personnel will be in the operations portion, which will
have east and west battalions.
To establish a fire tax rate for the new district, another
study will be required said Sheffield, and "it's something
that will have to be phased in over three to five years. By
Dec. 1, we think we could look at the tax rates."
Commissioners Sandy Haas and Glenn Bliss felt
the board should not rush into a merger.
Bliss said, "I don't disagree with what you're talk-
ing about, I just have a problem with this Oct. 1 busi-
ness and giving the legislative delegation a piece of
legislation with our name on it."
Sheffield replied, "This isn't someone taking over,
it's merging as equal business partners. If we miss this,
I don't think the politicians will let us do what we want
Ida Cuthbertson, president of the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association, voiced her group's concerns which
included specifics on improvements in the quality of
service and efficiency and the benefits of standardized
training and personnel policies. She said more data and
citizen input is necessary.
"The very first opportunity for the public to get
involved is at that Oct. 25 public hearing," she pointed
out, "which is very late in the process."
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1ED PAGE 4 M SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
No man's land
Whose beach is it?
That's the question being asked by most of the
Island's officials of late. The answer may have to come
from the attorney general's office in Tallahassee.
When Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach re-
ceived funds and permits to expand the beach through
a nourishment project, individual property owners
signed easements pursuant to an erosion control line.
Individuals own property down to the erosion line, and
seaward of the line is public land.
The State of Florida owns all the beaches and sub-
merged land. By rights, they own the beach seaward of
the ECL, too. Andrew Grayson, assistant director of the
Division of Beaches and Shores, said the state will take
the authority of maintaining the beaches but main-
tenance means putting more sand back on the beach
when what's there erodes in seven or nine years.
Manatee County entered into the contract with the
State of Florida as the local agency responsible for the
beach nourishment project. But Manatee County offi-
cials have indicated they will maintain the beaches -
maintenance to them means picking up litter and trash
- only at the public areas: Coquina, Cortez and the
Manatee County Public Beach.
So whose beach is it? Or, more importantly, who'll
pick up the trash on the beach?
Looks like it's up to us all. City budgets are tight
this year, and the extra expense of having crews go up
and down the Island picking up trash on the beach just
Probably the best way to deal with trash is to pick
it up ourselves. Remember the old camper motto of
leaving only footprints behind? Maybe we should do
the same thing on our new beach, and take our trash
with us or, better yet, carry away the debris of our
After all, the beach belongs to us all.
Youthful reporter understands
I just wanted to commend Katharine Wight on the
excellent article she wrote about the Teen Court Too
Program and to thank you for publishing the article.
Katherine is one of my best attorneys in the Teen
Court Too Program. She seems to have a better grasp
on the concept of the program than any adult who has
published an article. Sometimes it is through the eyes
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of our youth that we understand and remember what we
seem to lose sight of as adults.
As you know, Katharine is a very bright young
lady and I have no doubt that she will excel in the goals
that she sets for herself or that are set for her. She is a
pleasure to work with and is very sincere about the
program and its success. You must be very proud to
have her on your staff.
Thank you for publishing the article.
Greta L. LaRowe, Teen Court Too Coordinator,
Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Kudos to Ed and staff
Lovely Anna Maria Island as so many of us
have come to know and treasure rest assured is not
slipping away with the tide as stated by Bob Van Wag-
oner and Renee Byrnes in recent letters to the press.
As others may see it, I have been on this island a
mere 15 years. Yes, I've seen changes since but still,
all in all it's great in my eyes and furthermore, I am
delighted to see some of them include the
entrepreneurism of the Chiles family operations as well
as having such dignified and prestigious persons resid-
This situation and adverse insinuations against
another is asinine in my book. Call me "Goofy" if you
wish but please realize there are those of us who are
here to make a living and provide for our loved ones
and families. We didn't come here to retire or die!
Don't be so selfish! Many, many people in this
country and abroad do so much to deserve to see the
pristine beaches and beauty of Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key. As for business practices, for 15 years
I've never heard or experienced anything but good
food, excellent service and a delightful environment
provided by Ed Chiles and (Sandbar) management.
This appeals to tourists as well as locals. We need both!
I and many others welcome the transition of the
Harbor House and know, without a doubt, it will be-
come another wonderful establishment. We need more
creative and innovative businessmen on these islands.
So, Mr. Van Wagoner and Renee Byrnes, I am not
apologizing for anything. The way I see it, they hire many
employees who are trying to make the island their home
and we need good business to attract dollars. More has to
be done, and yes it's still wonderful and always will be.
Stay home and play chess and roll with the tide! More
excitement is needed. Look for the good!
Oh yes, Gilligan's Island might be for sale, buy it
You cannot please everyone. Keep up the good
work Ed Chiles and staff!
R.F. Lehmer, Holmes Beach
Trolley a folley says Islander
Editor's note: This letter was sent to County Com-
missioner Stan Stephens with a copy to us for
publication regarding the proposed trolley system.
A recent news article strikes me as another idea of
some misinformed individuals on the Island who con-
tinue to look at ways to increase our taxes through ideas
that are not sound. If this proposal moves forward, lo-
cal businesses should fund the system through their
own means with a private company operating the sys-
tem at no expense to the local citizens or taxpayers -
to the best of my knowledge no government bus sys-
tem operates in the black.
Local residents will not ride the trolleys enough to
support the cost of the project. Even to increase the
taxes for the entire county for such a project is not a
sound government policy, as far as I am concerned.
The total cost is really not known at this time, just es-
timates with nothing in writing to back up the total
expense of the plan.
As far as using a part of the gas tax fund that goes
into the cities' coffers and is used to offset a portion of
the cities' budget, would only increase the local city tax
base. George McKay, city commissioner of Anna
Maria, does not think many times before he makes an
As you stated in the article, the number of individu-
als riding the present bus system does not support its
cost. By adding a trolley system, it would only burden
the taxpayers of the entire county further. To ask the
Island cities to fund such a project through additional
taxes is out of the question.
I believe that the group supporting the trolley sys-
tem is the same group of Island residents who are
against the replacement of the Manatee Avenue bridge,
which in my opinion shows that they are not fully with
the program for the betterment of the residents of Anna
Our taxes are high enough now without adding
more to the already over-taxed residents of the Island.
Enough is enough.
Angeline Turner, Anna Maria City
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 2, What's In a Name ?
by June Alder
This 1775 map produced by English civil engineer Bernard Romans shows
Egmont Key as Castor Key and Passage Key as Pollux Key (after the two bright
stars in Gemini). Anna Maria Island was labeled Long Island.
ANNA MA-REE-A OR
When Harry Varley founded The Is-
lander newspaper in 1951 he heartily es-
poused the position of Island pioneer
Captain John R. Jones (described here
last week) that our Island's name was
SSpanish in origin and should be pro-
nounced "Anna Ma-ree-a."
Hardly a week went by that some-
where in his paper he'd publish a blurb
holding up to scorn those who said it
People took sides on the issue in the
letters column. Varley's opponents ar-
gued that the Island wasn't known as
Anna Maria at all until after Florida be-
came a part of the United States. And
the U.S. was still fighting the Seminole
War and wasn't on good terms with the
Spanish, because they were supplying
guns to the Indians. So why, at that time,
would anyone name an island or any-
thing else after anything Spanish?
One Islander who took on Varley
was Frances Livingstone, a fascinating
character. She was, among other things,
a canny real estate agent, a three-time
county-wide tennis and golf champion;
a noted tarpon fisherman; and, as an
Anna Maria City Commissioner for sev-
eral years in the '50s, a match for any
She certainly had better credentials
than Yankee Varley when it came to lo-
cal history. Her family went 'way back
to Civil War times in the South. And she
was born in this area, the daughter of
George Riggin, prominent Braidentown
citizen at the turn of the century.
Mrs. Livingstone and Varley en-
gaged in a sort of "dueling doggerel"
competition. For example, one time
How Gounod would hate it
If in the church choir,
The soloist warbled it -
To which Frances shot back in two
The sunshine is hot
And life is much freer
For all of the tourists
On "Anna Mar-ee-ah."
But to the Crackers -
Let yell the town crier!
They'll bask in the sunshine
Of "Anna Mar-eye-yer."
This was how matters stood when
Al Robson came to live on the Island.
He was an architect and lived in a big
house on the corner of North Shore
Drive and Palm Avenue. A keen student
of Florida history, he became fascinated
with the controversy over the Island's
One day at the post office, Robson
got to talking with a woman who was
quite amused at a
notice posted by
insisting on the
ciation of Anna
the woman, Mrs.
Turned out her
Madison Post, the
fourth mayor of
Tampa, elected in
Robson how gov-
ors came to map
around the time
Mrs. Post, of
- with the
Florida was admitted to the Union in
1845 and stayed in the home of Post and
Because there were so many Palm
or Long islands scattered along the Gulf
coast (our island was called by both
names in years past) the surveyors
needed to pick another name. As a ges-
ture of appreciation to Post for his hos-
pitality, they offered to name the island
after him. However, Mrs. Johnson said,
her grandfather suggested naming it af-
ter his wife. She, in turn, wanted her sis-
ter, who lived with the Posts, included.
You guessed it. Mrs. Post, of Scot-
tish descent, was named Anna and her
sister was named Maria. Put the names
together and you have Anna Maria -
with the "I" rhyming with "cry."
At least, that was the story handed
down to Madison Post's granddaughter.
Was it true? Robson, a keen student of
Florida history, was determined to find
out, if he could.
Next: Robson's quest
for the truth
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By Joy Courtney
The city of Holmes Beach is making a commit-
ment to code enforcement through its appointment of
city employee Mike Heistand as a full-time code en-
"The goal is for me to help clean up the city and
keep it clean," said Heistand. "Thirteen years ago,
when I had a choice of cities to apply to, I chose
Holmes Beach because I liked the way the city
looked. It's important to me to
keep it that way."
Heistand will take over the
code enforcement duties for
abandoned automobiles, over-
grown yards, signs, rental li-
censes, vending machine li-
censes and fences from Super-
intendent of Public Works
John Fernandez. Fernandez is
also a code enforcement of-
ficer responsible for structural
and building code enforce-
"My appointment will re-
lieve a lot of pressure off of
John's desk so the city doesn't
have to hire someone from the Mike
outside. I'll continue to be
maintenance foreman with Skip Nunn as assistant
foreman," said Heistand about the restructuring.
Heistand said he believed his first six months will
be exceptionally busy.
"Initially I will be going out and looking for code
violations. Most of the time, people are unaware of the
code they are violating. Once they're told, the yard's
cleaned up or the sign is removed or the abandoned car
is taken care of. Very few cases go as far as the Code
Enforcement Board. But if it does, people need to be
aware that the board can assess fines up to $250 a day,"
"* Heistand has worked for the
City for 13 years the last 11
years as its public works mainte-
Sanance foreman. He and his wife
Cheryl are Holmes Beach resi-
-- dents and have been married for
I 18 years. Heistand said he
moved to the Island from Michi-
gan after "many years of vaca-
tioning here with my parents,"
and has two children, a son,
Shane, age 19, and a daughter,
Shoni, age 17, who reside in
On the subject of people not
S exactly bringing out the Wel-
come Wagon to greet him be-
cause of his code enforcement
duties, Heistand said, "It goes with the job."
Volunteers dig Leffis plantings
By Tomara Kafka
The hills of Leffis Key were trampled with plenty
of volunteers who gathered Saturday to plant sea oats,
railroad vine and panic grass last week.
School and civic groups, such as Manatee Com-
munity College's EARTH Group, Southeast High
School's Save What's Left Science Club and Brownie
Troop 557 from Brandon, helped with the planting.
They learned about environmental plants earlier
in the week as part of the Sarasota Bay Habitat Res-
toration Project. The project is sponsored by the
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program in conjunction with the
Manatee County Environmental Action Commission.
"This phase of the project, covering the hills in
Leffis Park," said Heidi Smith, public affairs director
for Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, "is to
plant drought-tolerant beach dune plants."
Jack Gorzeman, EAC, spent most of the week at
Leffis Key working with the volunteers.
"Middle and high school students have been help-
ing to plant since Tuesday," he explains. "We had
$11,000 in plant material, and that is 15,000 sea oats."
The prior planting phase, said Gorzeman, was la-
goon plants such as mangroves and marsh grasses in
the wetland areas of Leffis Key. "This was success-
ful right from the beginning," he said.
While they are prepared to come to water the new
plants by truck if necessary, Smith stresses that sea
oats, railroad vine and panic grass are all resistant to
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Moerk accepts job at IBM
Mike Moerk, son of John Moerk of Anna Maria, has
accepted a job at IBM in Rochester, Minn. Moerk
graduated from Florida State University in August
with a degree in computer science.
Heidi Smith, of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program,
instructs Brownie Troop 557 on planting railroad
vine at the base of a Leffis Key dune Saturday.
"Their survival rate is 85 to 90 percent," she said.
Bear Hull wedding
Donna Lynn Bear and Todd Wythe Hull were
married on July 24 in Washington Oaks State Garden
in Palm Coast, Fla.
Donna is the granddaughter of the late Charles E.
Bear of Holmes Beach. Mary V. Bear, widow of
Charles, resides in Holmes Beach and attended the
The couple will reside in Jacksonville, Fla.
Off Island happenings
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat
Dr. S., will open its 1993/94 season with a joint recep-
tion for two exhibitions on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 2 to
4 p.m. Exhibitions include the Suncoast Camera Club
exhibit of photography and sculpture and the Annual
Faculty Show. The reception is open to the public and
both shows run through Oct. 21. Art Center hours are
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 2 to 4:30 p.m..
weekends. For information call 383-2345.
Heistand to pump up code
enforcement in Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach opposes
county's recycling plan
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council
passed a resolution last week opposing
the construction of a mixed solid waste
(MSW) composting facility at the Lena
Road Landfill as proposed by the county
County commissioners are currently
compiling financial data on Amere-
cycle, the county's preferred MSW com-
pany, to be used in making a final deci-
sion on contracting with the company
for the facility.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reich-
ard, author of the resolution, said the
county commission requested that the
city put the resolution on hold until an
informational meeting on the proposed
facility could be held. That meeting was
held September 16,
"I went to that meeting," said
Reichard. 'There were about 150 residents
there, all against it, and I am even less
impressed after going to that meeting.
What they want to do is have everyone
throw all their trash in the garbage and not
separate it, bring it to this huge facility and
have people and machinery separating it
on a conveyer belt. After they pull out the
recyclables, they make a compost out of it
which they'll try to sell."
Reichard said the technology has been
used in Europe from many years and now
countries are "all steering away from it.
They have found that the end product is
contaminated and it has a lot of heavy
metals in it. In Denmark, they had a lot of
worker's compensation cases on the work-
ers who have to sort the trash."
Reichard said the State of New
York recently passed a law against use
of the compost on food for human con-
"It's environmentally unsafe, plus
we're tied into an $80 million contract
- $8 million a year," stressed
Reichard. "We really need to impress
on our county commissioners is that
it's a little harder for the consumer to
recycle at home and put out the bins,
but that's what works. They are not
giving the citizens of this community
credit to want to come up with a good
recycling solution and not just do
something quick to meet the regula-
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger
added that there is no guaranteed market
for the compost and "if that's the case, it
will end up in the landfill anyway. The
county's trying to sell this project because
they claim it's going to extend the life of
the landfill 15 years and save $52 million.
It's only going to cost us $80 million to
save $52 million."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
said she agreed on the resolution but
felt the county meant the Sept. 30
meeting between county commission-
ers and Island officials, not the Sept. 16
"As a courtesy to the county, I will
vote against this after Sept. 30, but not
before," said Whitmore.
'The county didn't show us any
courtesy," replied Bohnenberger. "They
came out here and silenced our voice and
then continued to drum up support for
this. I think that's outrageous."
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By Joy Courtney
When Rose Lipke Swafford was a
little girl she spent a lot of time painting
designs on the walls of her closet. To-
day, Swafford is still painting, but on
bigger walls and, this time, for the whole
world to see.
Swafford, a native of Cortez, is a
commercial artist. She's a tiny gal who
has transformed the outside walls of the
Green Turtle Shell & Gift Shop at 701
Gulf Dr. and Shell Land at 3rd St. and
Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, into giant
works of art.
"I like to do my own thing and come
up with my own designs. For Shell Land
the obvious theme was shells. I had a
book about shells from around the world
and used them for the mural," said
Swafford. "Natural colors would bleach
out, so I used my imagination."
Swafford's imagination covers the
outside northern wall of Shell Land to a
tune of 17 by 40 feet. The variety of
shells, some more than six feet in length,
are brightly colored in an array of
purples, blues, peaches and pinks.
It took Swafford 14 hours to com-
plete the mural.
"There's a lot of waiting for the
paint to dry," she said.
Swafford also does murals in
"I did a mural for a little girl in
Oneco. She brought in everyone from
the neighborhood to see her room she
was so happy. There is no better feel-
ing in the world than to see a three- or
four-year-old's eyes big and glistening
in delight at my work."
What delights children is close to
Swafford's heart. She and her husband
John, who owns Swafford's Invest-
ment Service in Bradenton, have two
daughters, Chelsie, age 4, and China,
age 2. The family lives in Bradenton.
Swafford's work also includes
fluorescent window signs for busi-
nesses, faux finishes for furniture,
floors and walls; and painting signs on
car windows for car dealers. Most of
her work comes to her by referral, but
she can be contacted at 792-2633.
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Artists Guild to open
season with reception,
By Tomara Kafka
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria will open its new
season with a reception and showing of Harry Cieszki's
oil paintings on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. The
event, free and open to the public, is part of the Guild's
goal in promoting and encouraging artistic endeavor.
"We represent all the arts," explains Tassa Vejrostek,
the Guild's gallery director. "Our members include writ-
ers, musicians, actors and dancers" as well as the painters,
sculptors and photographers who display their works in
the Artists Guild Gallery. Beginning with the new season
in October, the gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., in the Island
Shopping Center (a few shops down from the Islander
Bystander office), in Holmes Beach, will be open Mon-
day through Saturday, from 10 am. to 5 p.m.
The Guild, a not-for-profit organization with 150
members, runs its gallery through the cooperation of
member volunteers. All the works in the gallery are for
sale, and members may hang their works on a monthly
basis for a stipend, explains Vejrostek, or display ce-
ramic and sculpture on a commission basis.
"Our membership," says Vejrostek, "is a cross-sec-
tion of artists who not only live on Anna Maria Island but
many of our members live in Bradenton and Sarasota."
Harry Cieszki, who recently moved to Bradenton
as a year-round resident, says that he is "new to the" art
of oil painting he started only about two years ago
- and that the Guild "makes all their new members
feel welcome." Cieszki, retired in 1983 and from Wis-
consin, with his white hair, bushy black eyebrows and
soft friendly eyes, admits that he is "just getting my feet
wet" as far as style is concerned.
The nearly 20 oil paintings he will have on display
for his Oct. 3 reception reflect a search and exploration
for theme. Dabbling in a variety of motifs, Cieszki has
painted clowns, still life, sea scapes, travel pieces from
photographs he has taken, Native American portraits
and Western scenes. It is the sea scapes, the Native
American portraits and Western scenes that he says
seem to be surfacing as prominent.
"It's what seems to come easiest to me," he says.
On Monday, Oct. 4, a demonstration on acrylic and
oil painting by well-known Anna Maria artist and
teacher Mary Ducharme will begin at 7 p.m. The pro-
gram is also free and open to the public. Refreshments
will be served at 6:30 p.m. and a general meeting will
follow Ducharme's demonstration.
The Guild's season schedule features monthly re-
ceptions and openings of member artists beginning
with Cieszki in October through June. The first Mon-
day of each month will also feature art demonstrations
Island Players opens season
with 'Bus Stop'
Introducing the Island Players' 45th season
is "Bus Stop" by William Inge, opening Thurs-
day, Oct. 7, and running through Oct. 17.
The three-act romantic comedy tells the
story of a group of bus travelers snowbound
overnight in the tacky eatery of a small Missouri
town 30 miles west of Kansas City.
According to Director Dorothy McChesney,
Inge, a mid-westerner, is the first playwright to
examine the unique character of the Midwest
and to present this uniqueness in the interactions
of its people portrayed in "Bus Stop." And
Brooks Atkinson summed up his review of the
play when it opened at the Music Box in 1955,
with, "Out of an ordinary situation, Mr. Inge has
put together an uproarious comedy that never
strays from the truth."
The cast includes Michele Fouts as the na-
ive teen-ager, Elma Duckworth, who works af-
ter school as a waitress; Laura Moden, the pro-
prietor of the restaurant, who can't remember to
stock cheese because she herself doesn't care for
it; and Mike Faarup as Will Masters, the upright
sheriff, who keeps an eye on everyone.
Among the marooned passengers are
Cherie, a young, pretty and vulnerable "chan-
teuse" from the Ozarks, played by Pamela
Hopkins, and Dr. Gerald Lyman, a former col-
lege professor who drinks a bit, played by Art
Ballman. Frank Schoenheiter has the role of
Carl, the bus driver, sweet on Grace. Hondo
Sunquist is the ranch hand, Virgil Blessing, who
has been roistering and traveling with Bo
Decker, played by Eric McClure, a macho young
rancher and cowboy, hotly pursuing Cherie.
"There are no minor roles in the play," com-
ments McChesney. "It's fast-moving, tender-
hearted and hilarious, portraying people we care
about with a happy ending."
All shows start at 8 p.m. except for the
single matinee on Sunday, Oct. 10, which opens
and programs. In the planning stage is a President's
Show, says Vejrostek, running from Feb. 1 28,
which will celebrate the Guild's fifth anniversary and
feature the paintings of all the Guild's past presidents.
Another special event is Heritage Arts Week which
the Guild co-sponsors with the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, scheduled for the week of Nov. 15.
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'Bus Stop' won't stop cowboy
Bo Decker, played by Eric McClure, just can't seem to
understand that his Cherie, played by Pamela Hopkins,
doesn't want to be his gal in the upcoming stage
performance of "Bus Stop" at the Island Players in
Anna Maria City. The show opens Thursday, Oct. 7.
at 2 p.m. There is no performance on Monday.
Tickets are $9. The theater is at Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. The box office is open
daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., except Sundays, and for
an hour before show time. Call 778-5755.
Half of all proceeds go to the community center.
New this year is the North Gallery, a newly remod-
eled room in the rear of the gallery which features fine
arts and crafts.
Membership is $15 for an individual or $25 for a
family. For more information call the gallery at 778-
6694 or 778-3036.
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Police seek walkathon sponsors
The Holmes Beach Police Department is seeking
sponsors for the department's participation in an Oc-
tober 2 walkathon to benefit the American Heart As-
sociation. Ten members of the department will partici-
pate in the event to be held at Manatee Community
College, beginning at 9 a.m. Call Sgt. Dale Stephenson
at 778-7875 to sponsor a walker.
Tickets on sale now for
The Anna Maria Fire & Rescue Volunteers will
hold their 29th annual Halloween Dance on Saturday,
Oct. 23, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Welsmiller Activity Center, 248 S. Harbor Dr.,
Music will be provided by "Debra Jean and the
MeloTones." This is a B.Y.O.B. event with setups and
food available. Tickets are a $10 donation per person
and are now available for purchase at the Anna Maria
Fire District, Station 1, in Holmes Beach.
rummage sale items
Donations of re-usable items are now being sought
for the Anna Maria Island Community Center's fourth
annual Fall Rummage Sale to be held on Saturday, Oct.
9, at the center.
Clean used clothing and household items up to small
appliances will be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will
benefit United Way of Manatee County, which helps to
support the center's annual budget needs.
Donations will be accepted at the center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City, through Friday, Oct. 8,
between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To make a dona-
tion or for more information call 778-1098.
Episcopal women hold first
meeting Oct. 7
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, will hold
their first meeting of the year on Thursday, Oct. 7, at
10:15 a.m. in Lowe Hall.
Jeanne DIwan will present the program, "Creating
in Genesis." Members are asked to bring a salad for the
"pitch-in" luncheon at noon. Sign-up in Lowe Hall
before Oct. 4.
Senior coffee social set at center
Anna Maria Island Forever Young, a community cen-
ter organization for retired persons, will host its second
coffee social on Monday, Oct. 4, at 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
A representative from the Manatee County
Sheriffs Department will be the guest speaker.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a
donation of rummage for the center's upcoming rum-
mage sale on Saturday, Oct. 9, to benefit the United
Way, a financial supporter of the center.
Woman's Club holds
The regular meeting of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center at 1 p.m.
This will be the opening meeting of the new club
year. Virginia Downing will present the program.
All members are urged to attend.
Preschool story time at library
Island Branch Library will offer evening story
times for preschool first-grade children on Wednes-
day nights, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1, from 7 to 7:30
p.m. in the branch meeting room.
The youngsters are welcome to wear pajamas
and bring a stuffed animal. Registration is not re-
quired for attendance. For further information, call
Mary Kay Clune at 778-6341 at the branch.
Two exhibits at branch library
Island Branch Library will sponsor a hanging dis-
play of materials provided by the United Nations Asso-
ciation of the United States of America. Compiled by
Sarasota-Manatee Chapter membership chairperson
Bernita Franzel, the collection will be exhibited through-
out October in honor of United Nations month.
The library will also feature an exhibit of water-
colors by Island artist Karen Klosky during October.
Lightning strikes at Ducks
The Sarasota/Bradenton chapter of the Tampa
Bhy Lightning Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct.
5 at their official area headquarters, D.Coy Ducks.
Tickets are still available for the Ducks' bus trip
to the Oct. 9 night game against Miami's Florida
Panthers at the St. Petersburg Suncoast Dome. The
bus trip is $45, including game tickets and drinks on
Twilight Ballet at Sailors' estate
The Manatee Ballet Association presents the
Sarasota Ballet of Florida's "Twilight Ballet Under
the Stars" performance to be held Saturday, Oct. 9,
at 6 p.m., at Robert Sailors' Estate, 4415 119th St.
W., Cortez Village.
There are two entrance fees: table seats are $15
per person and BYO blanket seats are $8. Additional
extras are: rent-a-chair $2, picnic dinner $6 and
house tour $2.
Plus celebrate post performance with the artists
at the "Ballet Beach Buffet" at the beach home of Ms.
Susie Eager of Longboat Key. The cost is an addi-
tional $35 per person.
Tickets may be purchased at Freedom Village,
6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton, on Tuesday and
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or the Longboat Key
Chamber, 5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key,
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Free-
dom Village at 798-8965 or the chamber at 383-2466
for more information.
Water treatment speaker
at Hi1 2 Sept. 30
Bruce McCloud, a laboratory supervisor for
Manatee County Public Works, will speak to the Hi-
12 Club about water treatment systems at the club's
meeting on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Shucker's restau-
rant in Holmes Beach.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by a lun-
cheon at noon. All Master Masons and their guests
Off Stage Ladies to hold
luncheon Oct. 13
The members of the Off Stage Ladies, a support
group for the Island Players, will meet for a luncheon
meeting at Shucker's (formerly Pete Reynard's) on
Wednesday, Oct. 13, starting with a social hour at 11:30
a.m. Special guests will be the directors of the plays be-
ing presented this season at the Island Playhouse.
For reservations please call Vivian Wahlman at
Roy McChesney, education co-
ordinatorfor Roser Memorial
Community Church enjoys
"Parents Morning Out" with
toddlers Amber Allen of Holmes
Beach and Jade Hamelryck of
Bradenton Beach along with
church helper Bobby Keith. The
child-care program is available
.. on Fridays 9 a.m. to noon There
is no charge donations will
be used to offset expenses.
Details, call 778-0414.
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IMI PAGE 10 E SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Steel Pan Dan delights
'em at D. Coys
By Kay Pruden
The tropical flowered shirt and straw hat with
matching band over a long dark ponytail give "Steel
Pan Dan" an exotic island flavor, perfectly suited to his
unique brand of music.
Dan Whissell has been playing at D. Coy Ducks for
eight months and has an excellent following.
"This is the only place around where you can hear ca-
Dan as he
some of the
me eight or
nine months to learn to play the steel drum, but I used
to play the xylophone, a much more difficult instru-
Whissell plays at D.Coy's on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday. This versatile musician intersperses steel
drum music with guitar playing and honors all requests.
His singing voice is excellent and the music varies from
calypso to tunes by Jimmy Buffett, Pink Floyd, Willie
Nelson, U2 and Slim Whitman.
During the daytime, Dan works at being, "Mr. Mom."
KEITH L GRUENDL
BRADENTON HOLMES BEACH
720 Manatee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Cortez Road West (813) 778-4480
(813) 748-1011 FAX 746-6459
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778-1007 Day/Night 9 to 5: 778-6631
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Studio tour offers unique peek into art world
By Joy Courtney
For the first time ever, art aficionados will have an
opportunity to venture into the private and creative
worlds of well-known Island artists.
Six artists will open their studio doors to the pub-
lic during a self-guided artists' tour sponsored by the
Art League of Anna Maria Island.
"The idea for the tour came from the community,"
said Mary Worobec, president of the Art League.
"People's curiosity about how art is created is incredible.
The artists involved will offer an opportunity for the public
to met them and experience first-hand, in a 'touch and feel
and personal' way, how the artist creates his or her work,
from the equipment and the supplies used to understand-
ing that particular artist's creative process."
The artists' studios and their media on the tour are
Darlene Ankenbrand, commercial illustration; Richard
Thomas, dry point etching and watercolor; Judy
Adams, stained glass; Sydney McKenna, watercolor;
Woody Candish, metal and clay sculpture; and Mary
Worobec, clay sculpture.
Each stop on the tour will include a 15-minute to
a half-hour talk by the artist and a demonstration fol-
lowed by a question-and-answer period. Guests will be
welcome to stay as long as they like at each studio, do
the six-studio tour all in one day, or space out the six
visits over the two-day event.
"This tour is exciting and unique," Worobec con-
tinued. "Most artists are very private about their work
because it involves sharing a part of themselves which
is very personal. They're doing this as a fundraiser to
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The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
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10 AM ............. Children's Church
6:45 PM Saturday Seaside Worship
Come, Celebrate Christ
512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Transportation & Nursery Available
support the League's art programs, especially for chil-
dren from kindergarten to high school age.
"There are many talented children on the Island -
last year more than 30 young people participated in the
League's youth programs. Of these children, there are
those who might not otherwise have received art train-
ing if it weren't for the League's financial support."
In Worobec's childhood, she was classified artisti-
cally talented by her elementary school system and sent
to special art classes. She began her formal art training in
painting and drawing at Carnegie Mellon University in
Pittsburgh, studied at Harford College and was graduated
from Towson State University in Maryland.
"I started out in painting and drawing, but the first
time I touched clay the feeling was just amazing," said
Worobec. "I dropped painting and drawing on canvas
for painting and drawing on the clay work."
Worobec's most recent works include heavily
carved stele and totem poles up to eight feet tall. In
response to the demand for wearable art, she has devel-
oped a collection of clay jewelry and also creates func-
The Artists' Studio Tour is set for Saturday, Oct. 9,
and Sunday, Oct. 10, at the cost of $10 per person. The
first and mandatory stop on the tour is at the Anna Maria
Island Art League at 5312 Holmes Blvd. in Holmes Beach
between noon to 4 p.m. both days. At the center, guests
will have an opportunity to tour an exhibit of art works,
get information on current and upcoming class schedules
and receive a detailed map to the six Island studios.
Additional information is available by calling the
Art League at 778-2099.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 0 PAGE 11 I[m
Read all about it
Logan Bowes (left) and Brittni Murphy, students in
Joyce Ellis'fifth-grade class, show off their own hot
headline stories in the Islander Bystander. As a class
assignment, all the students in Ellis' class wrote a
newspaper story about famous people coming to visit
the school. Bowes' exclusive told about a visit from the
likes of baseball greats Barry Bonds, Frank Thomas
and Ken Griffey, Jr. Murphy scooped the class with a
visit by Shannen Daughtery, a star from TV's "90210."
Anna Maria School menu
National Apple Month
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Nuggets w/Sauce,
Tater Tots, Cole Slaw, Apple Halves
Breakfast: Cheese or Sausage Toast or Cereal,
Lunch: Pork Chop Shape, Seasoned Rice, Hot
Cinnamon Apple Slices, Orange Juice
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg or Cereal,
Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Creamed Chicken over Noodles, Broc-
coli Cuts, Hot Roll, Apple Quarters
Breakfast: Waffle w/Syrup or Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on Bun, Green Beans, Sliced
Tomato & Lettuce, Apple Cobbler
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Fiestado, Mexican Corn, Tossed Salad,
Fresh Fruit Cup w/Apples
All meals served with milk.
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Eggs Benedict .......................................................................... $4.50
Omelettes .....................................................................$2.95 to 4.95
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French Toast ............................................................................ $2.75
Corned Beef Hash, 2 Eggs & Toast ....................................... $3.50
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iQ PAGE 12 0 SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Angelo J. Adriano Jr.
Angelo J. Adriano Jr., 49, of Sorrento, died Sept.
19 in Manatee County.
Born in Camden, N.J., Mr. Adriano came here in
1992 from New Jersey. He was co-owner of Preferred
Flooring in Lake Mary. He was a member of the
Knights of Columbus in New Jersey.
He is survived by his mother, Pauline, of Spring
Hill; a son, Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark, of
Spangdahlen, Germany; a daughter, Sherri, of
Bradenton Beach; and a sister, Patricia Vickers of
Services were held Saturday at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Island Chapel, with the Rev. Benjamin
Forrest T. Ellis Jr.
Forrest T. Ellis Jr., 77, of Holmes Beach, died Sept.
24 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Ellis came to the area from
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Orchard Lake, Mich., six years ago. He was a produc-
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He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He
was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Mas-
sachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is survived by his wife, Stella; a daughter,
The Island Poet
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'Cause they are going to raise our taxes once agai
Those pensions that seemed so adequate so m
Only got you by when all those prices were so vei
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The bridge between Anna
o be a pain, Maria Island and Longboat Key at
Longboat Pass will be closed start-
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any years ago, hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m. for
ry low. periods of one hour at a time. This
ir fifteen, closure will last for approximately
ling machine, two weeks.
the sky, According to Gulf Construc-
lie. tion Group of Panama City, the clo-
sure is required for repairs to the
fender system below the bridge.
Dulaine LaBarre of Ojai, Calif.; a sister, Rachel
Kaufman of St. Augustine; and a grandchild.
No local visitation or services were held. Burial
was at sea. Memorials may be made to the Salvation
Army, 1204 14th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205.
National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, was
in charge of the arrangements.
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Wed. & Thurs. Sept 29 & 30
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Fri. & Sat. Oct. 1 & 2 9 PM 1 AM
KITCHEN OPEN DAILY
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 N PAGE 13 ID
Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Sept. 18, warrant arrest, Coquina Beach.
Sept. 18, driving on the beach, 200 block of SR
Sept. 19, theft of money and jewelry, Coquina
Sept. 22, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams and possession of paraphernalia without drug,
107 Gulf Dr. S., Key West Willy's. Officers reported
observing Wayne A. Overson, 40, of Holmes Beach
and John C. Clason, 38, of Anna Maria in Overson's
vehicle in the parking lot of Key West Willy's smok-
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Comer of Gulf Dr. & Palmetto Ave.
Anna Maria 778-3909
7 PM 'Till End of Game
ing a marijuana cigarette. During a search of the ve-
hicle, officers found a half smoked marijuana cigarette
and two pipes. The pair was placed in custody.
Sept. 23, altered identification card, warrant ar-
rest, corner of Bridge Street and SR 789.
Sept. 23, burglary to an occupied dwelling, 100
block of 12th Street North. Suspects entered while the
occupants were sleeping and removed cash from a
wallet and purse.
Sept. 12, grand larceny of an outboard motor,
8300 block of Marina Drive.
Sept. 19, suspicious incident, 500 block of 58th
Street. Eggs were thrown at a vehicle.
Sept. 19, burglary of a handbag and its contents
from a vehicle, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Public Beach.
Sept. 19, vandalism, 5800 block of Holmes Bou-
Joe's Eats & Sweets
The Best Homemade Ice Cream and
Yogurt made by Joe on premises.
If you can dream it,
we'll make it!
Sugar Free, Fat Free Sundaes.
Closed Tuesdays i
219 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, 778-0007
6 Blocks South of Cortez Bridge.
S I I The Island Spirit is at ...
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Early Birds from $4.95
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Lunch & Dinner Daily
British Style Fish & Chips
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Located in the Centre Shops
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the coldest mugs of beer October 13
this side of Heaven." fie "
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Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
BEER WINE LIQUOR
7AM to 2:30AM
3007 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-3085
Happy Hour 9-11 a.m. & 3-7p.m.
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Thursday, Friday & Saturday
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Late Night Menu Available
Rave Reviews on Our Steak & Cheese Sandwiches!
levard. The glass top on a small table in a carport was
Sept. 22, burglary to an occupied dwelling, 3200
block of Gulf Drive. The suspects entered through a
sliding glass door while the occupants slept, and rifled
through a wallet, opened mail and took $15.
Sept. 22, burglary of a cellular phone from an
automobile, 500 block of Manatee Avenue.
Sept. 22, petty larceny of two lounge chairs, 3800
block of Gulf Drive.
Sept. 23, suspicious incident, 500 block of 75th
Street. The complainant returning to his residence no-
ticed the interior had been disturbed and items in the
living room were knocked over. There was nothing
missing and no sign of forced entry.
Further investigation revealed that a raccoon had
fallen down the chimney and ransacked the house.
There were paw prints on the furniture and windows.
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778-9622 Holmes Beach
By Bob Ardren
It's fall. Royal terns and many of their smaller
brethren are back working huge schools of bait right
on the beaches. Snook are disappearing from the
beaches and the season's first cold front has the mul-
let schooling and snowbirds arriving.
Hope you've gone down to the tax collector's of-
fice and picked up your copy of Fishing Lines. As I
said last week, you'll be glad that you did it.
And now, in the interest of fairness, intellectual hon-
esty and maybe exposing some folks to a new idea, I'm
going to reprint a letter from a local net fisherman. It's
included in a new book entitled "The Gritty Gourmet's
Amazing Adventures in Dockside Dining" published by
Great Outdoors Publishing of St. Petersburg.
"I'm a net fishermen who's kept his mouth shut
about Florida's current anti-netting craze. But I had an
experience that made me mad enough to speak up.
I had my net in Tampa Bay near the Sunshine
Skyway about 9:30 in the morning. Mine was the only
net boat in sight.
Suddenly a recreational angler pulled up next to
me. He had his wife and son with him.
Why didn't I pull up my net and get out of there?
Take a picture, he told his son. So you can show
your children why there's no fish left.
He held up a catfish. Did I want it? he asked. You
guys kill anything you can get your hands on.
He went on for half an hour. My mate and I never
said a word in reply.
Finally, the man suggested that I perform certain
intimacies with my mother.
That's when I began to lose my temper. I started
to argue. It was pointless. He could only parrot the
party line, straight from the Florida Conservation As-
sociation and the Florida League of Anglers.
In the name of recreational fishermen, these
groups are making a power grab for all the fish stocks
They're telling half-truths and lies, which seem to
be working. They'll probably succeed in banishing me
and other netters from Florida waters.
What will happen then?
First, with the exception of mullet, the fish stocks
will not dramatically increase. Netters do not kill off
the fish. Banning us will not bring them back.
The true culprits are dredging, past and present,
phosphate mining, toxic run-off and general environ-
Where are all the fiddler crabs? I sure didn't net
And why so many catfish, when netters catch them
by the ton? Because they thrive in the degraded habi-
tat that less-hearty creatures cannot endure.
With or without netters, our marine environment is
growing worse, and the so-called conservationists in
FCA and FLA are doing nothing to stop the downward
Second, you won't be able to buy fresh local sea-
food. Only recreational anglers will eat fresh fish. The
rest of us will eat seafood imported from Third World
countries, which lack working health departments and
Third, we'll have a lot of people out of work. Not
just fishermen, but right down the line from fish houses
Is that what you recreational anglers want?
I don't think it is. I don't begrudge you your fish,
and most of you don't want to put me out of work.
But believe me, your leaders do. Many of the big
fish in FCA and FLA make their money running ma-
rinas, selling fishing tackle, and publishing magazines
for recreational fishermen. They want the whole pie
and don't care who they hurt to get it.
If they were on the level, they'd go out of their way
to cooperate with commercial fishing organizations to
improve the environment and create realistic manage-
We have good laws on the books. They need to be
enforced. We need to work together to see that they are.
We area losing marine habitat. We need to work
together to preserve and restore it.
The Organized Fishermen of Florida and the
Southern Offshore Fishing Association are moving on
both fronts. They need help, not the kind of bigotry I
found from that damned fool fisherman out in Tampa
Please don't be taken in.
A Florida mullet fisherman and his skiffhave little
in common with the drift netters of California or the
trawlers of North Carolina. We are one of the last ves-
tiges of Florida's unique heritage.
Please don't drive us out.
All you'll ensure is that it'll be a recreational an-
gler that catches the last fish in Florida's dying waters.
Signed, Cliff Hubert
I certainly don't agree with everything in this let-
ter, but boy, there's far more truth there than the FCA/
FLA crowd wants to admit.
See you next week.
In charge of
The Anna Maria Island
4 -i' Privateers' 1993/94
officers from left to right
are: Andy Toombs,
president; Bob Boyd,
vice president; Norm
Paul Allgire, secretary;
Will Stokes, liaison; and
Mickey Hooke, captain.
Photo courtesy of the Anna
Maria Island Privateers
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 E PAGE 15 iE
Cobia coming in b
By Captain Mike Heistand
Snook reports are still scarce, but anglers had a
great time with redfish, trout and snapper last week.
Doris from Annie's Bait & Tackle told me Aaron
Bishop landed a 42-inch, 28-pound black drum off the
public beach. She also said Gail and Web Cutting put a40-
inch barracudain their boat near Bean Point along with 11
mackerel. Jessie and Shane Eastman hooked two snook,
weighing 10 and 18 pounds, near the Manatee Avenue
Bridge. The Eastman's caught the linesiders on pinfish.
Rick Wynn and Don Sligh got two whopper reds of 26
inches, as well as four trout up to 24 inches, while fishing
on the flats around Jewfish Key.
Captain Zack on the "Dee Jay II" caught a mess
of Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper out in the
Gulf. He also got lucky with cobia passing through the
bay and, though reds were his number one catch, he did
well with a few hefty trout and flounder. Captain Zack
said he was seeing more small snook on the flats, but
the big ones were off the beach.
Yogie from the Bradenton Beach Pier said dock
fishermen were catching drum and some redfish. Pier
fishermen weren't having much luck with snook.
Captain Todd Romine said his anglers were able
to bring in redfish on every trip last week, with a few
snook mixed in for good luck. Todd said cobia were
showing up, too.
Dave from the Anna Maria City Pier told me his
fishermen had a good time landing mackerel and a few
snook and jacks. He said last Saturday night a local
resident caught a three-foot tarpon on live shrimp,
proving again that the Big T can still be found even this
late in the year. Good catch!
Bill from Island Discount Tackle had reports of
cobia both in the Gulf and the bay. Live pinfish get the
best results for the big fish. Bill said lots of redfish were
found in the bays using live shrimp under popping
Captain Mike Heistand
(left) and Islander
-r t' 'Dennis Schavey hold up
two prize amberjacks,
weighing 50 and 40
pounds respectively. The
jacks were caught 48
miles out in the Gulf
)ig in Gulf, Bay
Captain Tom Chaya said there were plenty of
mackerel in the Gulf. He brought them in every time
out, and in the bay, redfish seemed to be the best bet
Captain Mark Bradow said cobia action was
hot in the bay last week with some of them wieghing
in at upwards of 30 pounds.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle.told me
some of his customers got into some nice black tip
shark near the Skyway Bridge. Trout were also found
at the flats by Perico Harbor. Carl also had reports of
quite a few good-sized snappers and reds in the flats.
Captain Rick Gross told me snook were hard to
find, but redfish were plentiful with limit catches on
almost every trip.
Ray from the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers there
were landing lots of mangrove snapper, some reds,
and quite a few mackerel along with one snook Sat-
urday night on live shrimp.
Jamie from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said
the fleet's four-hour trip averaged 50 to 60 head of
Key West grunts and porgies, its six-hour trip aver-
aged 75 to 90 head of lane and yellowtail snapper as
well as red and black grouper, and its nine-hour trip
averaged 30 to 55 head of red and black grouper,
mangrove and yellowtail snapper.
Captain Mike Banyas on the "Fishing Machine"
reported good catches of mackerel, snook, redfish and
a few black drum.
On my boat "Magic," Vivian Van Horn from
Atlanta and Holmes Beach, along with some friends,
caught the limit of redfish up to 27 inches and re-
leased all the rest. They also caught a 24-inch trout
during the half day charter. The rest of my trips last
week averaged 15 to 20 redfish per trip.
Good week, good catches and good fishing!
Bradenton Beach seeks grant to fix pier
By Pat Copeland
The Bradenton Beach City council has decided to
go after a $50,000 recreation assistance grant for im-
provements to the city's pier.
At a special meeting last week, the council sought
the support of the city's planning and zoning board,
civic association and community redevelopment
agency for the project. The groups agreed to host pre-
sentations on the project at their next meetings.
Councilman Herb Dolan said the grant requires no
matching funds and all improvements must be external.
He said the city will fund internal improvements from
the pier fund.
Building Official Joe Romano said $46,000 will be
used on the primary recreational facilities and $4,000
on support facilities.
Ida Cuthbertson, president of the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association, asked that Richard Fawley, architect
for the Bridge Street redevelopment project, review the
pier plans to make sure they are compatible with the
Bridge Street project.
Resident Mike Hodges told the council the city
should "get out of the restaurant and landlord business
and just make it a recreation facility or get out of the
pier business and let the county take over."
Dolan said his fear would be that the county
would just close it down rather than maintain it.
AMICC soccer standings
11 to 13 year olds
Standings for week ending Sept. 24
LaPensee Plumbing 3-0 15 pts.
Galati Marine 3-0 15 pts.
B &M Heating & Cooling 1-2 5 pts.
Island Garden Center 0-3 0 pts.
Pettigrew & Peak Sharks 0-2 0 pts.
8 to 10 year olds
Standings for week ending Sept. 24
Island Animal Clinic 3-0 15 pts.
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant 2-0-1 12 pts.
Rotten Ralph's 2-1 10 pts.
D. Coy Ducks 1-1-1 7 pts.
Island Auto Body 0-3 0 pts.
Manatee Sports Unlimited 0-3 0 pts.
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310 61st St
3805 E Bay Dr
28 Sunbow Bay E II
409 63rd St
4255 Gulf Dr
105 Island Village
510 Bayview Dr
523 68th St
638 Dundee Ln
641 Key Royale Dr
2 story house
by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
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flotation devices and other
emergency equipment on.
board and within reach.
Alcohol and boating do
not mix. It is illegal to oper-
ate a vessel while intoxi-
Make a float plan. Tell
someone where you plan to
go and when you'll be back.
Be aware of potential
navigation hazards and the
water conditions where you
will be going.
Check weather conditions.
Observe navigation rules
and courtesies of safe boat-
ing. It is your responsibility
to know and follow local
laws and ordinances.
Manage your fuel
wisely. Use a third of the
fuel to go, a third to get
back and keep a third in
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Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
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9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Two bedroom, one bath Island apart-
ment. Includes all utilities. $525 a
month for two people.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
Modern Elevated duplex with Gulf-
Bay views. 2/2 each unit. Assumable
mortgage. Only $179,000. Call to see:
SSANDY GREINER REALTORFAssociate
SAt Hrs 778-3794 Pager 333-1864
5203 Gul Dr. Holmes Beach
On Anna Maria Island
Looking for beachfront or
We Have them.
start at $240 + tax.
Weekly and monthly specials.
Call now to reserve your
Contact Debbie Dial
800-881-2276 or 813-778-2275
Michael Saunders & Co.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Great investment. 4 lots each
100' x 100' in the heart of
Holmes Beach. Close to shop-
ping and GULF BEACHES.
Comer of 42nd St. and 6th Ave.
Owner will finance. Call today.
Package $175,000. Eves. Call
Pat 778-3301 or Ken 778-1450.
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EASY ISLAND LIVING
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i n e R e c. 3 Priced Right. 301 23rd St. N., Bradenton CRdgt&fewfZU52nad
Real comfort in this Key Royale canal home. 3 bedroom, 2 Sciain in Ene o iey.
bath, eat-in kitchen, dining area and family room. $199,900. Beach. Two Bedroom, one bath. A cute, little c Lg U S"nl Joical .f _tyl.
Call Toni or Herb King updated cottage. Turnkey furnished. $116,500. Call or Stop by our office to schedule a complete
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of Anna Maria Island, Inc. The Prudential _, _L
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FEATURE OF THE WEEK Florida Realty
5340-1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
ENCHANTING ISLAND HOME #53686 $179,900 MARILYN knows best!
... Cozy fireplace and gated entry. 3 bedroom,
2 bath with caged pool is a MUST TO SEE. ANTIGUA $129,900
Call Robert St. Jean at 778-6467 eves. 1227 Spoonbill Landings
GRAB THIS 1.5 ACRE PRIZE #52113 $129,900 2/2, 2-Car Garage, Turnkey Furnished
3 bedroom, 2 bath. Take a leisurely swim in your GRAND CAYMAN..
kidney shaped caged pool. YOU WILL BE THE
ENVY OF ALL. Call Horace Gilley 792-0758 eves. New Listing $153,000
DREAMS COME TRUE #53466 $149,400 ... 1272 Spoonbill Landings
WATERFRONT VIEWS GALORE! Secluded hideaway, citrus and pecan trees on a 2BR & Den, 2-Car Garage
Spacious Mariners Cove 3BR/2.5B condo with enclosed 1/2 acre lot. 3 bedroom, 2 bath on Gap Creek. Reduced $89,900
Brick deck on pool, fireplace and in-law apt.
lanai and fireplace. Gated community with pools and ten- Call Sally Schrader now at 792-3176 eves. 940 Sandpiper Circle
nis. Deeded dock. $257,000. Don and Karen Schroder. -ST. BARTS $1 17,900
with 1 car garage has covered parking, banana trees, open WEST OF THE GULF DR. #52870 ... Just steps CALL TODAY! I I
kitchen, whirlpool tub in master bath, stone fireplace and fromthe beach in a lovely rustic setting, a great value Marilyn Trevethan
large screened lanai. 149,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826. at $99,000. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central a/c, eat-in E 7 -
SOy ay a kitchen with a separate dining room. For an Evenings 792-8477
LARGE in HLMES B H L S Good aa appointment call Carol Heinze at 778-7246. neaLstneaL REALTORS s L
3 blocks to best beach. 8415 sq. ft. each. 2 adjacent lots (813) 778-2261
available. $67,000 each. Possible view of bayou. Terry Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratoiy, Toll Free 800-422-6325
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2BRI1.5th I car home across street from beach. All new appli-
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real GEM! Ownerlister, Jana Chilsom, 778-7588.area only appointment call Carol Heinze at 778-7246. neaa REATORS
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654sq. ft. each. 2 adjacent lots (813) 778-2261
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
MOTEL WITH OWNER FINANCING! PLUS a cap HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE 2BR 2BA home
rate of 13.4%. A Buyer's dream with 9 units plus with short walk to excellent beach. Well-maintained
owner's home. Priced at $595,000. Call Stan Will- and has 1,000 square foot garage and storage area.
iams for an appointment. Offered at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
$53,900 Will buy this 2BR-1BA, fully furnished
condo. Convenient to shopping and across the street
from the beach with pool, private patio and cook-out
area. Call Tom Eatman for details.
BEACHES, SUNSETS AND AMBIANCE Direct
Gulffront 2BR 2BA unit that is turnkey furnished.
Great walking beach. A proven money maker for
rentals. Protected parking. All for $164,900. Call
TIP OF THE ISLAND 2BR-2BA fully furnished Is-
land residence with short walk to prime beach. Of-
fered at $124,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
BAY WINDS JUST REDUCED Direct Bayfront
apartment with great views of Bay and Intracoastal
waterway. Short walk to beach and shopping. Excel-
lent second home with strong rental opportunity.
2BR-2BA with under cover parking. Priced at
$89,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
Our business is booming
so much so that we are expanding
into a new and larger home.
Our new address as of October 1, 1993
5910 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
NEW STING WATERFRONT CONDO: Capture cool out-
door bay breezes from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on the
Bayou. Amenities include heated pool, tennis, clubhouse and
putting green. Enjoy a screened lanai, updated carpet & verti-
cal and turnkey furnishings. Priced at $125,000. Please call
Carol Williams for appointment. 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.
MORTGAGE IS ASSUMABLE on this modern elevated
duplex within steps to pristine Gulf beaches, restaurants
and shops. Owner will consider buildable land in trade for
down. Stable tenants in place 8 years now. A rare find.
Call Sandy Greiner, 778-3794 eves.
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Resort Complex Motel
SALE OF THE WEEK
By Doug Dowling
A 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home with pool on the
"wide canal" at 523 68th St., offered such features as gold-
plated fixtures, dockagefor a 70-foot yacht and a selling
price of $270,000. It was exclusively marketed by Paul
Collins with Michael Saunders Real Estate. Collins has
since moved his license to Island Real Estate.
BRIDGEPORT 2BR, 2B unfurnished
condo with pool. $575 plus electric.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR,
2B with washer/dryer hook ups. $525 plus
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR, 1B,
washer/dryer hook-ups. $450 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR, 1B furnished or
unfurnished with garage. $475 plus utilities.
BAYFRONT VACANT LAND 2.15 acres includes
a single family home. R-3 Multi-family zoning. Pos-
sible 18 family units located 200' East of Gulf Drive
on 17th St. in Bradenton Beach. $365,000. Call Nick
Patsios day or nitee."
Nick G. Patsios
Island Specialist for 15 Years
"The One Who Knows"
778-2261 or E 778-4642
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
IL nL : 1
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY
LARGE ASSUMABLE MORTGAGE!
5.05%, No income qualifier. 4 apartments, on lovely
tropical spot on natural waterway, plus, steps to prime
north end beaches. $239,000. #11286. Dick Maher or
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOMESITE Magnificent
water view overlooking Bayou and Pelican Rookery
in secluded area of extra-ordinary waterfront
homes. Lot has trees and a 50' dock with electric-
ity. $250,000. #11278. Dick Maher or Tom Nelson
CAYMAN CAY Great 2BR/2BA ground floor unit in
this small, quiet complex. Close to beach and shop-
ping. Great rental potential! $80,000. #11426. Dick
Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791.
ELEGANCE AND PRACTICALITY describe this
beautiful 3BR/4BA home. Too many extras to men-
tion. Definitely not a drive by. Only a little over a
block from Gulf beach. $189,700. #11762. Bill Bow-
man OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-4619.
Totally renovated (1988-1990) 2BR/2BA home with
updates, including plumbing, electric, heat pump,
stove, dishwasher and more. Just a short walk to
beach. $125,000. #11425. Bobye Chasey OFC:
778-2261 EVES: 778-1532.
WALK TO THE BEACH! Remodeled 2BR/2BA
home with large caged pool area. Separate 2 car
garage with workshop. MUST SEE! $169,900.
#99985. Mary Ann Schmidt OFC: 778-2261 EVES:
CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA high quality home in pri-
vate area of Anna Maria. Well landscaped. Hand
crafted brick fireplace. 10' on Bayou complete w/
dock... suitable for small boat. Great cathedral ceil-
ings. Very bright! $229,000. #01169. Dick Maher
OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791.
A SAILOR'S DREAM 2BR/2BA elevated home on
deep water canal w/dock. Great room concept, sky-
lights, and lots of extras. $204,900. #11030. Dick
Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791.
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STEAL A DEAL!
MAGIC CHEF microwave like new. 700 watt, $69.95.
Used secretary desk, good condition, black & walnut,
$169 OBO. 794-1119.
MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free delivery.
Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
HISTORY FOR SALE Anna Maria Island Centennial
Calendar. Published by the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society, the 1994 calendar is available at the Is-
lander Bystander office. Perfect for Christmas giving
along with a subscription to the best newspaper on the
Island. Island Shopping Center, 5400A Marina Drive,
4 x 8 ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer. New tires and axle.
Strong I-beam construction. Great condition. $550
OBO. Call toll free to mobile #356-4649.
FOR SALE Sliding glass shower doors (4 ft). Ideal for
mobile home $25. Call 778-9803 or 974-5671.
COMPUTER Tenex Turbo 286-12, with 2 floppy 5.5,
star printer, 14" color monitor. Almost new, boxed with
books and cords. $400. 778-6835.
COMMODORE COMPUTERS 128, 2-64 keyboards,
14" color monitor, printer, 2 disk drives, all books and
cords. $250. 778-6835.
BOXED UTILITY TRAILER approximately 6.5 X 10.
Excellent condition. $750. 778-6444.
BOAT TRAILER (2) $200 each or make offer. 778-
SALE Many items for sale. Ovation guitar $400, oak
desk & credenza $250, Wurlitzer electric piano $200,
dehumidifier $90, 3 metal desks $75 each, 16mm &
8mm editing equipment, painting, lamp, hardbook li-
brary and household items. Holmes Beach Business
Center #500, 5347 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach. Thursday
and Friday, Sept 30 & Oct 1. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
YARD SALE Sat only, Oct 2nd. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 101
48th St, Holmes Beach.
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 ARTISTS STUDIOS
Oct. 9 & 10, Noon 4pm.
Watch Island artists at work, ask questions
$10 donation; call for tickets
Open Show Reception, Oct. 1
Sidewalk Arts and Crafts Sale: Oct. 2
First Union Parking Lot, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FALL CLASSES START OCT 11- GET YOUR
Anna Maria Island Art League: 778-2099
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach
LOST GRAY COCKATIEL 9/7. Young, with yellow head.
80th and Marina Drive area. It is on medication. Call
Linda before 4:00, 778-6971 or after 4:00, 741-3471.
GET FIT-BE HEALTHY Personal Fitness Trainer. All
levels, all ages. Group or individual. Low impact wa-
ter exercise, swimming, water safety, yoga, beach
power walking. Call Bill 383-0463.
1987 PEUGEOT LIBERTE 505, all electric, auto, air,
cruise, stereo/cassette, new rear brakes, complete
service history. $3200. 778-3628.
ISLAND COUPLE needs year round boat slip for 23'
BAY CRUISES Egmont Key or Sunset. Customized
charters. Economical. Shaded and open deck. Very
comfortable for up to 6 persons. Call Rick at 794-5605.
EXTRA TIME on your hands? The Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers please
call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Mary Ann.
New Island Home Priced Below Competition.
Features 2 BR / 2 BA vaulted ceilings, great
room with open deck. Lots of storage and car-
port area. Very close to beach. Asking 114,900.
Sutton Group Properties, Inc.
Call 753 -7751 Eve. 778 2806
2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(A. PARADISE, INC.)
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Playa Encantada Beautifully furnished 2 Bed-
room, 2 Bath unit overlooking the pool & Jacuzzi
with views of the new beach. Quality Gulffront
complex with tennis and elevator. $175,000.
Efficiency unit in a Gulffront complex. Nicely
furnished with washer and dryer. Heated pool.
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath turnkey furnished unit for
only $59,000 with a view of the new beach. Don't
wait on this one!
Questions concerning buyers brokers!
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800
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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 application at
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
WAITRESS WANTED Taking applications for season.
Part-time. Apply at the Sweet Spoone at S & S Plaza.
HAIRSTYLIST WANTED Head Quarters Salon. 778-
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MAINTENANCE
The City of Holmes Beach is accepting applications for
position of City Maintenance person. Successful appli-
cant will be responsible for all manner of public works
maintenance, including use of medium weight motor-
ized equipment; maintenance and repair of City prop-
erty, buildings, custodial duties and completion of pe-
riodic reports. Apply to: City of Holmes Beach, 5901
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. EOE.
ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring landscape
into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and color.
For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the beach envi-
ronment all summer, call 778-2260.
REMODELING & REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath remodel-
ing, handyman and home repairs. Island resident, 23
years experience, local references. 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon on mobile number 356-4649.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2yearson this Island! (20%
discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private parties
or any occasion. 794-5947.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetics opportunity!
You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
PET & PLANT SERVICE in your home. Shopping ser-
vice or whatever you need to have done. 383-0463.
CUSTOM CONTRACTING-Remodeling, Additions,
Space Planning, Design Build. Masonry, Tile, Plaster,
Marble. Interior and exterior. Island resident, 23 years
experience, local references. Kimball Construction Co.
VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island refer-
ences. 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. Profes-
sional repairs & installation. Fully insured and a Mana-
tee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Montgom-
ery for your free estimate today at 792-1084.
Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island resident.
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
7Ucensed and Insured
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding & sof-
fit, etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC #RX-
0051318. Rex Roberts 795-3757 or 778-0029.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the Island for
17 years. 778-0181.
CLEANING BY DAVON Houses, condo, etc. Quality,
dependable service. Best rates in town. References.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 1/1, one block to beach.
October thru January., April and May. $350 week,
$1075 month plus tax. 778-3757.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished condo with pool. 2/2. Liv-
ing room, kitchen, basic cable covered parking and
laundry room. Steps to beach. Available now to De-
cember 15. $200 week/$600 monthly plus electric.
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 1994. 778-
ON HOLMES BEACH- furnished deluxe 1 BR apt. Pa-
tio 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.
ANNUAL WEST BAY COVE 2/2, ground floor. Pool
and tennis. Unfurnished. $800 month. Call Old Florida
APARTMENT FOR RENT Holmes Beach, 2/2, walk to
beach/shopping. No pets. First and security. $550
unfurnished/$600 yearly. 778-6221
FULLY FURNISHED 1/1, utilities and electric included.
No pets/children. $500 month. 778-9413.
ANNA MARIA COTTAGE 2 bedroom completely fur-
nished. Half block from Tampa Bay. Seasonal $800
month plus deposit and utilities. 778-2425.
UNFURNISHED RENTAL 1/1 cottage, gulf front prop-
erty. $375 month. 778-2832.
GULF VIEW Facing gulf, less than 150 ft, to beach.
Will build on contract, 3/2, elevated home. Information
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. 778-
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 x 100.211 N. Har-
bor Drive. $89,900. 778-4253.
KEY ROYALE 624 Foxworth. 100 ft canal front. 3/2.5,
living room, dining room, kitchen with eating area, 2 car
garage. $225,000. 778-7837.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD:
THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY at NOON...
for Wed. publication. Up to 3 line minimum includes
approximately 21 words $3. Additional lines $1
each. Place in person at the office Sorry, but who
can afford to bill for a measly $3 classified? Stop by
5400A Marina Drive, between D. Coy Ducks and the
laundromat in the Island Shopping Center. More infor-
410 Kitil GLASS,
EVERYTHING IN GLASS!
S Mirrors Tabletops
III Windows& Screens l
I Boat Windows
Residential & Commercial
Sales & Repairs
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
Island Typing Service
l sla Computer Operated
I I FAX Service: Send & Receive
ALWAYS 20% Typing discount to students
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
and'Sg Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630
Lie. No. 4467
Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
COMPLTE ATO REAIRS9 TO IN
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves t
5508 Marina Drive, Holme
commercial & Residential
o Overtime Charges!
to get a second estimate."
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STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
S* LICENSED- INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
ISLANDER 1 lI
CALL 778-7978 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT
CLASSIFIED AND SERVICE ADVERTISING,
* Free Estimates
Kitchen & Bath
Tile & Marble
SMasonry & Stucco
23 Yrs. Experience
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