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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


STI AtIID


Legislators quash fire consolidation movement


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After hearing from residents, business owners and fire
personnel, local legislators put the brakes on a movement
to consolidate five fire districts in the county.
Florida Sen. John McKay told the group at the spe-
cial meeting that consolidation legislation would be
difficult to pass and virtually irreversible if passed. He
suggested that any merger of districts be accomplished
through interlocal agreements.
State Rep. Julie McClure chaired the meeting, held
at the Westside Fire Station, calling for those pro and
con to present their case.
Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price read a letter he had
written to Island city councils. "Recent newspaper ads and
articles suggested this issue was something that just came
up and was being rushed without public input. Fire dis-


tricts in Manatee County have been discussing this issue
for more than three years in open public meetings."
Price said the Manatee County Fire
Commissioner's Association met in February 1992 to
react to the proposed abolishment of all fire districts in
the state. The group formed a fire service study com-
mittee to assess fire service delivery and recommend
delivery options. The group came up with five options,
including consolidation. Districts interested in consoli-
dation began a 14-month study.
Braden River Fire Chief Henry Sheffield said the
group approached the county commission in May, and
"they said they were not interested in being in the fire busi-
ness." After a subsequent meeting, five districts agreed to
pursue a consolidation effort following approval from
their fire commissions. These districts are Parrish, Braden
River, Southern Manatee, Anna Maria and Westside.


SQUALL TOSSES SAILORS ON BEACH



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Doug Srofe and Carol Lynn Lakey of Tampa weren't the only racers in the Sandbar Regatta surprised by
a sudden squallfrom the Gulf on Saturday. Cataramans littered the beach from the 3000 block in Holmes
Beach to 1000 S. Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach. Emergency crews were calling the dispatchers to
confirm multiple calls disbelief that so many cataramans could be in an accident in so many
places at once.

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Scott MacGregor ran
into one of the erosion
groins in Bradenton
Beach and lost his
teammate, Diane -
Stiegart, temporarily.
MacGregor was
treated at the scene for
minor injuries.
The catamaran
didn'tfare
that well.

Islander Photos: :. -,
Bonner Presswood






A fast-moving squall line lashed Anna Maria
Island Saturday with more wind than rain but
was enough to spoil the day for catamaran racers
in the Gulf.
The blustery west winds drove more than a dozen
boats off the water and onto the beach. Some sailors
were tossed overboard; at least six team members


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were dumped in the water.
"If we hadn't been so close to shore, it wouldn't
have been so bad," Doug Srofe of Tampa said. "But
it just pushed us all onto the beach."
No one was seriously injured in the mishap.
The racers were participating in the Sandbar
Restaurant's 14th Annual Hobie Cat Regatta.


Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola said, "I'm
not saying they haven't done their homework, but they
need to come before city councils and get input from
the cities."
McKay said he would not sponsor any merger leg-
islation without written confirmation that ISO (fire in-
surance) ratings would not be negatively affected.
Dave Quaderer of Cedar Hammock Fire District
asked if the legislature is contemplating abolishing fire
districts. McClure replied that there is always a bill to
do so but it can be stopped by the local delegation. State
Rep. Mark Ogles confirmed that.
After learning that the number of personnel would
not be reduced with a merger, McKay asked, "Where's
the economy to the citizen?"
Sheffield said the number of administrative slots
would be reduced and those personnel would be "put
back into fire trucks and put on the road. If we provide
better service for the same dollar, we'll be ahead."
"The goal is not to save money, the goal is to pro-
vide better service," said McKay.
Southern Manatee Fire Chief Dave Meng added,
"We're hoping to keep the cost of fire protection down,
so in the future tax increases won't be as necessary."
Anna Maria Fire Commissioner Glenn Bliss said
the study referenced by Price does not address a cross-
county merger or its impact, and the first time his board
heard about a merger was two months ago.
"That's rushing things too much," said Bliss. "I'm
not against a merger that benefits everybody, but
there's not enough information about this merger to
benefit anybody or know whether it will."
Bliss referenced the uniform fire district bill now
in the legislature which will mandate the election of all
commissioners in the state and give commissioners
control over taxation and impact fees.
"This bill was designed to take the heat off you
(legislators) and put it back where it belongs to the
elected board in the community," explained Bliss.
"They're supposed to represent the wishes of those in
the community. I think the whole system needs to wait
until all the boards are elected so that all the people are
represented on an issue this large."
Bliss also noted that if there is a merger, all the
administrators are willing to step down to lesser posi-
tions," but "I guarantee you, none of them are willing
to take lesser pay."
Cedar Hammock Commissioner Jerry Overholt
asked, "Why this headlong rush into consolidation -
telling lies saying the state legislature is going to kill
fire districts? The only people that are going to suffer
are the taxpayers, because there will be no drop in
wages or taxes. The state's not going to kill us and the
county doesn't want us."
Ida Cuthbertson, president of the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association, said her group opposes a merger be-
cause it sees no benefit or savings for residents, the de-
cision is being rushed and residents don't understand
the issue.
McKay concluded, "I don't believe it is this
delegation's job to come down and run fire districts. If
certain districts want to merge, they can do it by interlocal
agreements. By September 1994, all fire commissions will
be elected, and you can have your elected representatives
decide whether a merger is going to work."


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Dooms property dispute ............Page 3
Opinions ................................. Page 4
The Way We Were .................. Page 5
Raccoons on the Island............. Page 6
School Daze ...................... Page 12-13
Outdoors ............................Page 16-17
Real estate ........................ Page 18


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


OCTOBER 14, 1993


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Money pouring into community center with strings


By Joy Courtney
Features Editor
Grant money and additional funds from Manatee
County has poured into the coffers of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center lately but the news is not
all benevolent to the center's bottom line.
For the second year in a row, the center has been
awarded a $36,000 grant from Manatee County Chil-
dren Services, to continue four of the center's counsel-
ing programs for children and families. And the center
is patiently waiting for a $30,000 bus to arrive, paid for
by a grant from the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. And Manatee County commissioners approved
increasing the county's funding to the center by $9,900
for fiscal year, just last week.
As good as this news is to the center's financial
health, there is a catch.
The grants are dedicated to specific projects and do
not include enough operating funds to totally support the
granted programs or pay for the additional costs involved
in operating a vehicle. The increased support from Mana-
tee County is "wonderful," according to Pierrette Kelly,
executive director of the community center, but it's al-


ready needed to reinforce support for the center's after-
school youth program, basketball and soccer programs
and the center's summer camp program.
"I was recently told by a board member that I appear
in the newspaper so often accepting money for the center
that it's probably difficult for Islanders to understand why
the center is always holding fundraisers and gratefully
accepts donations from community groups," said Kelly.
"Now, with the $66,000 worth of grants having
been awarded and the increase in funding from the
county and I can't tell you how pleased and thank-
ful we are the center's continual need for funds may
be even more difficult for people to understand "
Kelly said grants normally require applicants to
commit to a percentage of matching funds to show their
good intent and commitment to the program. For ex-
ample, the center can only use approximately $1,240
of the $36,000 grant to pay for the administration and
support of the four programs under the children's ser-
vices grant umbrella, against an actual expense of
$6,240, and the $30,000 DOT grant pays for the bus,
but not the $3,462 required by the grant to purchase
insurance or to pay for a driver, gas, and maintenance.


"The general budget of the center is constantly
tapped to pay for ongoing operational expenses like
these, to pay for the building's expenses, its mainte-
nance and staff, and provide new, less intensive pro-
grams the community tells us it needs," she said. "And
remember, that is what the center is here for, to meet
the needs of the community."
The center's income and expenses will total ap-
proximately $289,480 for fiscal year 1993, which be-
gan on Jan. 1 and ends Dec. 31. Its projected budget for
fiscal year 1994 will be approximately $250,000, Kelly
said. This is less then 1993 because there will be no
capital expenditure for a bus. The center serves the
needs of approximately 607 youth and 1,260 adults,
from ages 3 to 95, according to the grant application.
"We are dealing with over a half-million dollar
budget, but we'll always need to find ways to offset
operating and support costs as well funds to add or
expand programs," said Kelly. "Because of this, we'll
always be grateful for community support. If anyone
has any questions about how our money is spent, I want
the community to know that the center's books are
open to them just like all the programs are."


Stroll in style
The Bradenton Beach maintenance department
installed a new sidewalk in front of city hall Friday.
The project was a joint effort with materials supplied
by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Islander photo: Pat Copeland


Council at odds over plaque to honor military


By Pat Copeland
SIslander Reporter
When Holmes Beach Councilman Rich
Bohnenberger introduced a resolution to honor the
city's military personnel with a plaque in city hall, he
was met with dissension from Councilwomen Billie
Martini and Carol Whitmore.
At last week's work session, Bohnenberger said
the plaque would pay homage to citizens who served
their country in the military. The plaque would be a
permanent honor roll of those who lost their lives, were
permanently disabled or are missing in action during
military conflict.
Whitmore asked Bohnenberger why he wants to do
this and said she.is conceded about the expense to the city.
"I think the people who served our country have been
overlooked in many instances," replied Bohnenberger,
"and they deserve recognition." He said he would take
care of all the expenses for the plaque and future expenses
as long as he is a resident of the city.
Martini said she is in partial agreement. "I agree
with Carol to this extent I'm wondering if the city
of Holmes Beach would continue this in the future. It's
going to be hard to keep up with it. Instead of a perma-
nent honor roll, I would like to offer the suggestionof
a memorial to all service personnel. I'd like to see a
fountain south of the building."
Bohnenberger said he would support that effort in
addition to his plaque.
Whitmore said, "I feel that the veterans' monument
in back of Manatee Hospital in the Veterans Park is for
all veterans. I don't think the city should do this, but if
Mr. Bohnenberger wants to do this, it's fine."
Holmes Beach resident Luke Courtney praised
Bohnenberger for his "excellent effort."
The council will vote onthe resolution at the October


19 meeting.
Changing the procedure for obtaining home occu-
pational licenses was also discussed. Some feel it
would be advantageous to make it an administrative
procedure, rather than making each applicant come
before council.
"The criteria are specific enough," noted
Bohnenberger. "The application process clearly indi-
cates whether or not they are able to meet the rules and
regulations. I don't feel there's any need for them to
come before council and waste their time."
Council Chairman Don Howard said it would also
save council time at meetings.
Whitmore disagreed. "I want to know what kind of
businesses are operating in Holmes Beach. If these
people are really intent on opening a business, they can
take a little responsibility and do this."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said inter-
ested council members could come to city hall and read
the applications.
The matter will be placed on an upcoming agenda.


The Island Free Press announced that they
would cease to publish this week after nine months.
Advertising representatives made calls to
their business accounts this week announcing the


Council agreed to take no action on the school
board's request for support for a one cent sales tax for
building schools until a public hearing is held.
Howard said there is money in the budget for
buildings, and he questioned where that money would
be used if a tax is passed. He also noted the "healthy
salaries" and "healthy raises" received by administra-
tors and the large number of administrative assistants
in the system.
Bohnenberger noted, "As many problems that
arise, the solution seems to be to spend more money.
There are 850 students that should be left back this year
in Manatee County, but they're all going to be pro-
moted anyway. By the time they get out of high school,
they won't know anything and won't be able to get
good jobs. I think it's time they (school administrators)
start addressing the quality of education."
If the tax is passed, Howard observed, "We're go-
in'to have some great looking schools but no materi-
als in the classrooms or teachers to teach. We have to
really govern what the money's going to be used for."


decision.
The Islander Bystander will continue to serve
the three Island communities with weekly news
and free delivery to Island residents.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 14, 1993 E PAGE 3 Ii

Mayor fuels fire over beach access


By Bonner Presswood
Anna Maria City Mayor Ray Simches said last week
"we have a difference of opinion between lawyers" re-
garding access to the beach where Gulf Drive ends at Co-
conut Avenue. The property is owned by John Dooms.
The access dispute has flared over the course of a
week to include disagreements between Simches and
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe, as well as between Dooms
and a long list of residents within the immediate area.
An Oct. 1 letter to Simches, signed by 25 area resi-
dents, states, "Tempers are flaring and the citizens are
banning together to fight John Dooms and City Hall.
We implore you to intervene before Anna Maria be-
comes a news item or a tragedy occurs."
Residents are demanding an investigation into the
vacation of the property adjoining Dooms' property,
which occurred in 1962. A great deal of correspondence
proceeded the present situation, between the city, the
mayor, vice-mayor, and attorneys for both sides.
It was brought to a head most recently when


Paid parking doesn't appear likely in Bradenton
Beach.
The first public hearing on the request to change
the city's comprehensive plan to allow commercial
parking was held last Thursday. No support for the
change was offered, council members voiced opposi-
tion to the change, the city's planning and zoning board
recommended denial earlier this year, and the issue

Clarification
Governmental cash reserves often include
funds specifically earmarked for special purposes.
Such funds generally cannot be moved from that
special purpose account. For example, funds ear-
marked for the Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach
cannot be transferred into general fund categories.


Dooms erected a fence to block off the portion of land
he claims was vacated, forcing the city to take action.
Building Inspector Harry Boothe red-tagged the fence
last week for lack of a permit. Dooms since filed an
application for the permit to construct a fence, which
has not been acted upon.
The area residents were upset when they discov-
ered a June 4 letter to Dooms from Wolfe which states,
"The City of Anna Maria has accepted Resolutions
#165 and #175 as having vacated that portion of Snap-
per Street (now known as Gulf Drive) lying between
Fir Avenue and Coconut Avenue extending northerly."
A "private" press conference was called by
Simches last week to explain the situation, with
Simches ignoring a group of 12 to 15 angry residents
on the steps of City Hall who asked to attend. During
the conference, the mayor dismissed the letter from
Wolfe, stating, "it is only a letter from Wolfe and does
not reflect the opinion of the entire commission." How-
ever, the letter was written on city letterhead.


appears dead. A second, required public hearing will be
held Oct. 21.
At issue is a proposed paid parking lot in the 900
block of Gulf Drive North, the site of the former Trader
Jack's restaurant.
City Planner Bill Brisson said the change of land
use would not be permitted without a change in the
Bradenton Beach Comprehensive Plan, and the amend-
ment started its process through the city's administra-
tion.
Planning board members voted the issue down
earlier this year.
"Anna Maria doesn't have paid parking," Council-
man Bill Campbell summed up, "Holmes Beach
doesn't have paid parking, Longboat Key doesn't have
paid parking, and Bradenton Beach doesn't have paid
parking either. I can't vote for a paid parking lot."
Other council members concurred.


Simches said, "the issue is a disagreement over
what was vacated in 1962. The city did not vacate in
1993. The letter from the citizens is irresponsible and:
reckless and it is not fair to the city commission to let
people think we did something when we did not."
Simches said that Dooms is making an issue of pri-
vate ownership. "Hopefully, if in 1962 it was private prop-
erty, Dooms will give the city an easement," said Simches.
According to the city code, wherever the public has
established an access "through private land to land sea-
ward of the mean high tide or water line, by prescrip-
tion, prescriptive easement, or any other legal means,
development or construction shall not interfere with
such right of public access unless a comparable alter-
native accessway is provided."
Dooms met with Simches and Wolfe in July 1992 to
inform them of his intention to landscape the property.
Pat Jackson, a local real estate agent who signed
the letter against the vacation, points out that Dooms
bought 30 feet of Gulf front property, and now claims
to own 50 feet more. "Should the estate be compen-
sated for the additional value of the added Gulf front-
age and who has paid the taxes if the land was in fact
vacated since 1962?," asked Jackson.



Anna Maria City
None scheduled.
Bradenton Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach
Tuesday, 10/19: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Of Interest
Monday, 10/18, 10 a.m., Island Transportation
Planning Organization, Bradenton Beach
City Hall.
Wednesday, 10/20, 9:30 a.m., Island Elected
Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.
Oct. 26 & Oct. 27, Florida Department of
Transportation hearings on the Anna Maria
Island bridge.


Paid parking lots appear dead

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Parity vs.

parody
Almost everywhere we go, Islanders are still talk-
ing about the pay increases of the fire district employ-
ees. "It's astronomical." "Unheard of." "We all moved
here knowing the pay would be less and that expenses
are higher on the Island, but we're willing to accept that
just to live here."
Holmes Beach Councilman Rich Bohnenberger
said he would take the job for $10,000 a year. And he
may very well be qualified. But then there's probably
a retiree with a great deal of experience willing to do
it for less.
This is paradise, not a parody of parities.


... and press

vs private
Early last Wednesday, within an hour or so of our
delivery around the Island, a call came from Anna
Maria Mayor Ray Simches to notify us of a press con-
ference in 15 minutes. "Not enough notice," we said.
So Thursday morning we arrived at City Hall
where a group of 12 to 15 persons were gathered near
the entrance.
There was talk overheard of notifying the televi-
sion stations. The citizens seemed angry, to say the
least.
I entered the offices. Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe was
in the door of his office and I asked what was going on.
Blank looks from Wolfe and secretary Donna. Mayor
Simches came out. "What's going on? It looks like an
angry mob out there," I said.
Simches brushed it off. "It's nothing. We need to
talk and then you'll have a better understanding."
Simches handed me copies of a letter signed by 25
Anna Maria residents stating objections to and an "in-
vestigation into what due process" John. Dooms was
awarded property at Gulf Drive and Coconut.
I asked if the people outside were there about this
issue. He explained that he was dealing with each
resident's complaint individually and that he had al-
ready spoken to most of those waiting outside. He only
wanted to talk to the press. I was it.
I would have gladly invited the residents in, but
deferred to the Mayor after all, it was his press con-
ference.
By the way, what was said may be found on page
three of The Islander Bystander.

ISLAADER A ML
OCTOBER 14, 1993 VOLUME ONE, NUMBER 47
V Editor and Publisher
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V Editorial
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Paul Roat, News Editor
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June Alder
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V Classified Services
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Civic Association opposes fire
consolidation
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter is addressed to
the Legislative Delegation.
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association Board, at
its regular monthly meeting, voted unanimously to
strongly oppose the merger of the Anna Maria Fire
District (AMFD) with other fire districts in Manatee
County, as proposed by the AMFD Board. As you may
know, the Civic Association represents 130 resident
property owners and businesses in this city.
A merger such as the one proposed is a major
change in local governance and deserves very thorough
consideration.
The strong opposition to the merger is based on
several factors:
1. No benefit to this city, its residents, and its busi-
nesses is apparent.
2. No improvement in fire or rescue services would
result from the merger.
3. There is no assurance that this city's residents
and businesses would have appropriate representation
on the board of the newly created district.
4. The proposed merger is being rushed to the leg-
islature without adequate opportunity for the public to
participate in this decision-making process, and with-
out thorough consideration.
5. Fire district taxes under the merger would rise,
with no increase in services to Bradenton Beach.
The Civic Association recommends that any petition
on merger be delayed until the 1995 legislative session so
that all ramifications of the merger are explored, publi-
cized, and understood by all interested and affected par-
ties: fire board members, volunteers, governmental offi-
cials and citizens. Furthermore, the Civic Association rec-
ommends that the merger proposal then appear as a ref-
erendum on the ballot at a general (November) election.
This merger issue has major, serious consequences.
The Civic Association strongly urges members of the
Manatee County delegation to the Florida Legislature
to refrain from submitting enabling legislation for
merging AMFD with any other fire districts in 1994.
Ida D. Cuthbertson, Chair, Bradenton Beach
Civic Association


All for restaurant rollback in AMC
When in the world will the city commission of
Anna Maria City wake up?
At last count there are 11 restaurants within the city
limits of Anna Maria. Now, if the Sandbar is allowed
to expand, why can't the other 10 establishments ask
to expand? Enough is enough. First it was Fast Eddie's,
now there is this latest request from the Sandbar -just
to see more people coming to Anna Maria to eat. Who
pays for roads and clean up when these diners leave
town? The citizens pay.
This commission again has lost touch with what
the homeowners really want. Keep it up and we'll have
a McDonalds, too!
It is time to have a moratorium on any more restau-
rants and the enlargement of any restaurants within the
city limits of Anna Maria.
It's too bad that we can't all pack up and find some
tranquil place in North Carolina or maybe Montana, but
most of us can't afford to leave "Our Little Secret."
F. W. Edwards, Anna Maria City
Glad trolley lost steam.
We are happy to hear the "Trolley Bus" proposal has
been delayed for a year. Let's hope it will be even longer.
First, it is questionable if increased bus service is
needed at the present time. More important: Is the service
being properly described or labeled by its proponents?
A Webster's dictionary describes a trolley-bus as
a "...bus electrically propelled by power from over-
head wires..." We thought that trolleys had practically
disappeared from the nation outside of San Francisco.
More people might appreciate enhanced bus ser-
vice between the tips of Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key St. Armands, if the conveyance were
truly a trolley with its own tract or roadbed. We can
share the feeling of horror which Longboat Key people
have expressed at the prospect of trolley-busses slow-
ing regular auto traffic on Gulf Drive.
One of Longboat's chief assets which helps maintain
its fantastically high property values is the comparatively
fast movement of traffic along its dozen-mile length.
The Island's officials and residents well understand
the difference between an asset and a threat.
Herb Haines, Holmes Beach


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 4, What's In a Name?________
by June Alder


Compare this 1946 shot of Anna Maria Island with the 1993 aerial photo that
was on the frontpage of last's week's Islander Bystander. Then: A wooded
island with a handful of houses along the Gulf and a natural beach on both sides
of the north point. Now: Shoulder-to-shoulder houses and a man-made beach.
That's progress?


OTHER PLACES,

OTHER NAMES


Having said about all that can be said
about the "Anna Ma-ree-a versus Anna
Ma-rye-a" controversy without settling
it one way or the other I turn now to
names of other places hereabouts.
* Holmes Beach, formed 27 years
after Anna Maria City, was literally "the
city that Jack built."
Jack Holmes came to the Island
from New Jersey during the Depression
and bought land in the vast emptiness
south of Anna Maria City. As soon as
World War II was over he began to fill
the acreage up with concrete-block
houses, selling them at reasonable prices
to war-weary Northerners (200 were
built between 1948 and 1950). When 62
residents voted to incorporate on March
13, 1950, the winning name was Holmes
Beach. Runner-up was "Coquina
Beach," which in the 1960s became the
name of Anna Maria Island's second
public beach.
* Bradenton Beach, originally
known as Cortez Beach, was given its
present name by a newspaper reporter.
Frances Warttig was Anna Maria
mayor and postmaster in the '50s and '60s.
In the '40s she wrote for the Bradenton
newspaper. In her stories everything south
of Anna Maria City was headed
"Bradenton Beach." This pleased the
Bradenton Chamber of Commerce though
many Island residents didn't relish being
tagged as a Bradenton adjunct
Nevertheless, when 84 property own-
ers who lived south of 27th Street voted in
1951 to form a municipality, they stuck
with Bradenton Beach.
In an interview she gave to Varley
towards the end of her life, Mrs. Warttig
confessed she was sorry about what
she'd done. Cortez Beach would have
been a nicer name, she decided when
she was older but wiser.
* Cortez was a thriving fishing village
long before Anna Maria Island was popu-
lated. Fishermen from North Carolina
started coming in the 1880s to what was
then called Hunter's Point where Indians
and Spaniards had camped in past centu-
ries. The hamlet was named Cortez in
1896 by U.S. postal officials (perhaps in
the offhand way it's said Anna Maria Is-


land was named). Ben Green, in his book
about his hometown, "Finest Kind,"
speculates that officials may have had
Hernando DeSoto in mind. But there
were already several DeSoto post offices
in the state, so maybe someone in Wash-
ington who wasn't much of a student of
American history thought Cortez would
do as well.
* Longboat Key, the well-to-do, fash-
ionably-slim key to the south of our Is-
land, got its name from the gap that
comes between us. That narrow slit,
which has shifted about considerably
over the years, has been called Longboat
Pass for centuries. It probably was called
that because the Indians used to paddle
their long dugouts through it on their fish-
ing trips. Also, there's a high probability
that DeSoto and his chief scout Juan
Anasco used the pass in 1539, having
first put in on the shore of either Anna
Maria Island or Longboat Key. (Read the
book Narratives of DeSoto available at
DeSoto Memorial Park and decide for
yourself.)
Possible evidence for Longboat
Key's claim to DeSoto fame was found
on the Key's north end back in 1941. A
crew building a road were digging into
a swampy area when their shovels hit
something solid. Gradually there
emerged a 30-foot ribbed portion of a
ship's keel. It had iron bolts and its
design suggested that it was the skel-
eton of a Spanish galleon.
Longboat resort owner Gordon
Whitney had some of the relics ana-
lyzed by experts at the American Mu-
seum of Natural History in New York
City. Their opinion was that the ship
was between 200 and 400 years old. So
it could have been the wreck of one of
DeSoto's vessels. It also could have
been a pirate ship or simply the wreck
of an unlucky trading vessel.
Island history buffs take note: Do
you live in a house with a past? Or near
a place you suspect has an interesting
ancestry? If so, the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society would like to hear
from you. Please phone them at 778-
5755 or call The Islander Bystander at
778-7978. Soon.


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Raccoons love 'em or hate 'em are


long-time Island residents


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island is overrun with raccoons, says
Vaugn Garbarek, manager of Manatee County's Animal
Control, but Longboat Key has even more of a problem.
Are raccoons a problem?
"The problem," says Garbarek, "is that too many
people are trying to feed and domesticate them."
"Kids especially should know," says Bill Bystrom,
veterinary doctor of the Island Animal Clinic, "rac-
coons are not something to mess with." Bystrom and
his wife are raising some baby raccoons now. "Our
goal is to release them at six or seven months old, as
soon as they are feeding on their own." Bystrom
stresses, "None should be kept as pets."
"People should not feed raccoons," advises Gail
Straight of Wildlife, Inc., in Bradenton Beach.
"They're a very nice creature," says Bob McGrath,
owner of Anna Maria Glass. "But they can be vicious
and dangerous. People shouldn't feed them."
Islanders used to call McGrath to help capture and
remove local raccoons when they became a nuisance,
but not anymore. "That was years ago," he says. "I was
crazier back then."
But no longer, says McGrath. "Rabies is too
deadly. It isn't worth it," he says. "I guess that's why
I got out of if."
McGrath stresses that heavy-duty gloves should be
used to handle them, and if one bites you, go get the shots.
So, who do you call if you have a raccoon problem?
One Anna Maria City resident recently had a raccoon
problem. This raccoon thought the 'dog' door leading into
the house was an open invitation. On calling city hall,
"They said 'we have one trap left' and charged me a $50
deposit," said the local businesswoman, who wished to
remain unnamed for this article. She had been away for a
week. Her neighbor was leaving food out for the dog and,
unawares, for the raccoon, too.
But trapping and getting rid of the raccoon turned
out to be quite an ordeal.


"Never set a raccoon trap on a Friday or a Satur-
day night," warns this long-time Anna Maria property
owner. She had called Animal Control to come pick up
her trapped raccoon, but found that "the people at Ani-
mal Control will not come pick them up on the week-
ends." She released him on Sunday morning. It would
be a long hot day without food and she couldn't stand
to watch the animal suffer.
She set the trap again during the week, and caught
that raccoon once again. But this time what bothers her
the most is that "I sent that raccoon to its death."
If you call Manatee County's Animal Control to
pick up a caged raccoon, they will put them to sleep.
They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
but are on 24-hour call and will respond to emergen-
cies such as animal attacks.
"In 1992," says Garbarek of Animal Control, "we had
766 wildlife impoundment's 85 percent of those were
raccoons." The rest, well, there were some possums, squir-
rels and a couple of skunks. But that was countywide.
"We get three or four calls a week," says Garbarek.
If you call Animal Control they do not charge a deposit
for the cage. You sign a paper taking responsibility for the
trap and then simply call them when the animal is caught.
If you live in Holmes Beach, don't call city hall. They
have a cage somewhere, but they think they may have
loaned it out They will have to look around for it.
But you might want to call the local pest control
companies to inquire about prices and policy.
Island Pest Control will come to your house and set
a trap, baited with chicken bones. When the raccoon is
caught, they remove the animal to eastern Manatee
County and release it into the woods.
Anna Maria Pest Control provides a similar ser-
vice. "On advice from Wildlife Rescue," says James
Lewis, "most often, we get a soup can and fill it with
one-third to one-half with ammonia. That fools them
into thinking that another much larger animal has taken
over the territory."
A trap is the last resort for Lewis' pest control busi-


ness. "Once we catch them in the trap, we call Wild-
life Rescue and they take and release the animal."
But that doesn't always work, either, especially if
the raccoon has already entered and nested in the
house. "The only exception," says Lewis, "is if babies
are in the attic. All you can do at that point is let them
finish their cycle." They will then catch the whole fam-
ily and relocate them together.
"You really should capture the whole family," says
McGrath, who agrees with allowing nature to take its
course. "If they have a litter [in your house], don't even
bother to try to get them out. They'll fight to the death."
And it's the vicious raccoons that everyone warns
about. "Manatee County is under a rabies alert," Ani-
mal Control's Garbarek says. "We had nine confirmed
cases from July 1992 through March 1993," says
Garbarek. "Eight were raccoons and one was an otter."
Garbarek, who started working in Animal Control
for Hillsborough County in the early 1970s, remembers
"in the late '60s and early '70s the rabies outbreak on
Longboat Key." There was an overpopulation of rac-
coons even then.
While reported rabies cases have been countywide,
some in east county and many in the Palma Sola area, not
one case has been reported on the Island in years.
"Some animals are affected by development," says
Garbarek, "and it drives them away. But raccoons are
not sensitive. They are adaptable and will stay in the
same area. They just look for different food sources."

Islander opinions requested
Nearly everyone has had an experience with rac-
coons. We want to hear about your raccoon stories.
Call or write to the Islander Bystander and let us
know if you love these cute, furry critters, or how much
you hate the horrid little monsters.
Send pictures of the damage caused by raccoons or
let us know any helpful hints in how to prevent raccoon
destruction particularly the novel ways you keep the
pesky little beasts out of your garbage.


PUBLIC NOTICE
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
PUBLIC HEARING


S.R. 64, ANNA MARIA ISLAND BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
MANATEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a public hearing
concerning the above referenced transportation improvement to solicit input from area
- residents, public officials, and other interested persons or organizations concerning the
location, design, and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed
improvements. The hearing will be held as follows.


DATE: Tuesday, October 26, 1993
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: County Commission Chambers
Manatee County Administration Center
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34206


Wednesday, October 27, 1993
7:00 pm
Activities Center
Saint Bernard Catholic Church
248 South Harbor Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34218


The purpose of the project is to replace the existing bascule bridge with a fixed-span high
level bridge. The total project length is approximately 1.75 miles.

Representatives from FDOT will be available at 6:00 p.m., one hour prior to the hearing,
so the public may view displays and ask questions. Information on the project, including
a scale model and a video display including computer generated views of the proposed
bridge replacement design, will be available for public inspection at the hearing sites.
Attendance at either of the public hearing sites is encouraged, and any comments made
will be appreciated. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations at
the hearing should contact Mr. Randy Cimini at (813) 533-8161, extension 2367.

For Further Information Contact: Mr. C.O. Morgan, P.E.
District Environmental Management Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, Florida 33830-1249
(813) 533-8161, Ext. 2368


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AMC charter commission takes on

issue of mayoral appointments


Officials seek support
for one-cent school tax
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
School board officials are making the rounds
seeking support for a one-cent sales tax to raise
additional funds for the county's schools.
Officials recently made a presentation to the
Holmes Beach City Council to have the tax placed
on a spring referendum. The council agreed to dis-
cuss the proposal at the next Island Elected Offi-
cials meeting.
"The county school board has always tried to
pay as you go," explained Gene Witt, superinten-
dent of schools, "but the time is rapidly approach-
ing when we can no longer do that. We've tried to
look five years in the future to meet the needs of the
school district, and the needs seem to be $200 mil-
lion. We have a current revenue stream projected
over the next five years of about $105 million, so
we're about $100 million short."
Witt said the district is growing by about 1,000
students or one school per year. Building costs are
$6.5 million for an elementary school, $12 million
for a middle school and $25 to $30 million for a
high school.
Options include doing nothing; passing a gen-
eral obligation bond issue, which would cost $160
million to bond $100 million over 20 years; or pass-
ing a one-cent sales tax for about five years.
"It was done with the jail, and we think it can
be done with the schools. It makes good sense fis-
cally," said Witt. "In order for that to happen, the
county has to put it on the ballot, the people have
to approve it and the various municipalities in the
county have to agree to turn their portion of those
dollars over to the school system. This money
we're talking about is for bricks and mortar and
technology, not salaries."
Assistant Superintendent Walter Miller told
council of some of the district's needs through
1999. Anna Maria Elementary, constructed in
1947, is slated for the addition of resource rooms
and an upgrade of classroom buildings and the caf-
eteria. A new Bayshore High School would be
built. At Manatee High School, the portion that was
originally Walker Junior High School would be
demolished and a new facility built. King Middle
School would get resource rooms, an enlarged
media center and an upgrade of the buildings.


By Joy Courtney
Features Editor
"May I appoint or not appoint?" That was the ques-
tion posed by Mayor Ray Simches to the Anna Maria
Charter Review Commission during the board's final
review of the city charter last week.
Simches wanted the commission to clarify a sec-
tion of the city charter to forestall another brouhaha
over the mayoral function of making appointments to
non-city or outside boards and committees such as
the one which took place earlier this year. This was
when Simches appointed himself, without the vote of
the city commission, to represent Anna Maria City on
the Island Transportation Planning Organization, re-
placing Commissioner George McKay.
At the time, City Attorney Robert Hendrickson issued
an opinion that section 3.06 of the charter, "Appointment
and Removals," did not specifically address the issue -
can the mayor appoint members to outside boards or com-
mittees without the approval of the city commission?
Furthermore, he said that the charter appeared to apply
only to internal appointments within the city.
"Whichever way it goes, the language in the char-
ter needs clarification," said Simches.
The commission drafted language to be added to


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The neighbors say I must do this and the doctor
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But nothing seems to help me, so they can blow it
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section 3.06 which would require city commission ap-
proval for all appointments made by the mayor to out-
side boards and committees, prior to the start of the
appointee's assignment. The current language will be
left alone to allow the mayor to make temporary ap-
pointments to positions within city government prior to
city commission concurrence.
Another major change recommended by the com-
mission is in reference to emergency spending. Accord-
ing to the charter, if an emergency arises that requires
immediate action and the 24-hour notification require-
ment to call an emergency city commission meeting
cannot be met, the mayor cannot obligate the city for
future costs to exceed $1,000. The charter review com-
mission is recommending the language be change to
"not exceed one-half of 1 percent of the total city bud-
get" in lieu of the $1,000 limit.
Before the year's end, the charter review commis-
sion will present its changes to the city commission.
The city commission will vote to put all, none, or some
of the changes on the ballot during the next city elec-
tion in February 1994.
The existing charter has not changed since 1978,
even though charter review commissions reviewed it in
1982 and 1989.


Shorter's TV

short cut by

President
The Islander reported last week that a people-
piece about Galene Shorter and her stained-glass
jewelry would be shown on Wes Sarginson's
"West Side Story" segment on Channel 8's Live at
5 newscast on Thursday, Oct. 7. Those who tuned
in know it was preempted by a message from the
President.
The producer informed Shorter that her seg-
ment would be shown at the same time, but on
Monday, Oct. 11.
It came close. Shorter's short appeared at 5:50
p.m. during the channel's Live at 5:30 newscast.
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Plans for the three-day celebration in May 1994
will be reviewed, and the slate of officers for the No-
vember election will be announced.
The public is invited to attend. For information,
call the Island Historical Museum at 778-0492.


Off Stage Ladies hold gala luau
The Off Stage Ladies are sponsoring a gala luau
on Friday, Oct. 29, at Schucker's in Holmes Beach
starting with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. in the garden
lanai of the restaurant.
A Polynesian buffet dinner will be served at 7:30
p.m. surrounded by tiki lights, lanterns, music and song.
Proceeds from the event will go to support the
Island Players. Tickets are $20 per person and early
reservations are encouraged. Tickets can be pur-
chased by calling Jane Adam at 778-7869, Pat Russell
at 778-3014 or Norma Markham at 778-3660.
New tennis, walking and bridge
programs at center
Three new programs are being added to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's activity agenda.
Instruction from professional tennis player Rod
Jordan is now available at the reduced rate of $25 for
a half-hour lesson for members of the center's tennis
club and $27 for non-members. Custom racquet
stringing is also available.
Starting Monday, Oct. 18, walking in the center's
climate-controlled gymnasium will be available between
the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The program is free.
Intermediate bridge lessons for two separate
groups of four will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and
Friday, Oct. 22. Each group will meet once a week for
four weeks, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
on the day assigned.
The cost is $20 for Anna Maria Island Bridge
Club members and $25 for non-members. Sign-up is
based on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional
intermediate bridge lessons will begin every four
weeks and beginner lessons will be offered if there is
enough interest.
Call the center at 778-1908 for more information.

Island author on writer's panel
Eleanor Boylan of Holmes Beach, author of the
Clara Gamadge series of mystery novels, will be on
a writer's panel at the USF Bookfair on Saturday, Oct.
30. The event features workshops, talks and book
sales by many local authors on New College Campus.
The panel discussion is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Medicare assistance at center
A Medicare Assistance Program will be held ev-
ery Friday beginning Friday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to
noon at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in
Anna Maria City.
SThe program is conducted by Lillian Riche, who
will help seniors fill out Medicare forms, get funding
and explain recent changes to the Medicare program.
No appointment is necessary and the service is free.

Historical Society
wants the scoop
Do you live in an historically interesting Anna Maria
Island home? Or know of one in your neighborhood?
Lots of people would like to know about it, so the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society is building a file
of information and photos about such places.
Don't be shy. Simply phone 778-5755 to arrange for
a personal visit by a society representative. Call soon.

Cortez site of full moon
street dance
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage is
sponsoring the "Cortez Full Moon Street Dance" on
Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. along the
southern shoreline of the village (12306 46th Ave. W,
Star Fish Company's parking area).
Costume contests will be held at 6 p.m. for chil-
dren and 9 p.m. for adults. Three prizes will be
awarded in both categories.
Entertainment will be provided by the Willy Steele
Band. Soft drinks, beer and mullet sandwiches will be
available for purchase. Admission is a donation of $2 and
all proceeds will benefit the Maritime Museum.
Call Karen Bell or Connie Osborne at 794-1249
for more information.


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Pumpkins, Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
pumpkins and more pumpkins
These second-graders at Anna Maria Elementary
School have a hard time picking out their favorite
pumpkins at the school's very own pumpkin patch,
located on the grounds facing Gulf Drive. Pumpkins
of all sizes, shapes and shades of orange are now
available for purchase by the public during school
hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Pumpkins start as low as $2. Tickets for all the rides
and food to be found at the school's Fall Festival
scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, are also available.
Come one, come all!
Logo contest for A.M.I.H.S.
The Centennial Executive Committee is sponsoring
a logo contest for next year's centennial celebrating the
Island's first homesteaders. The winning design will be
used on T-shirts, hats, mugs, posters and advertising for
the centennial. Entrants are asked to use their imagination
on a design to represent the spirit and flavor of the Island.
Entries are due at the Anna Maria Historical Museum, 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, by Nov. 1.
The committee has scheduled a meeting of all
event chairmen at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Anna Maria
City Hall. Those who have volunteered to chair an
event, as well as those who would like to chair an
event, are asked to attend.
The celebration is set for May 20 through 22, 1994.
A tentative schedule of events is as follows:
May 20 opening ceremonies, beard and costume
contests, a street dance.
May 21 a parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront
Park followed by a family picnic in the park with food
booths by community service organizations and entertain-
ment, boat rides and games; "A Taste of Anna Maria"
with booths by local restaurants, an auction and entertain-
ment in the evening at the community center.
May 22 Sportsarama in Holmes Beach; an arts
and crafts show with entertainment and location to be
announced.
Other events throughout the weekend include tours
of historic Island sites, raffles, photographs in period
costume, a time capsule, sale of centennial souvenirs
and open house at the museum. Chairmen are needed
for many of these events.
To volunteer, call Luke Courtney at 778-5405.

Flu shots available at center
Flu shots will be available at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 9-11
a.m. The shots are free for people 65 years-of-age or
older through Medicare. There will be a nominal
charge for people under 65. Shots will be given on a
first-come, first-served basis.
For details, call the center at 778-1908.

Covey to speak to
historical society
Loy Covey, who first came to Anna Maria Island
in 1939, will speak about, "My Teenage Years on Anna
Maria Island," during the meeting of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30
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By Joy Courtney
Features Editor
Quick. What's hotter on the feet burning coals
or water?
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Water Show Team, who specializes in stunts involving
barefoot water skiing. This year, McCartney will ski the
part of the villain "Riddler" during the Ski-A-Rees' free
performance of its exciting, 100-member-cast Batman
Stunt Show. The show will take place on the Manatee
River during Snooty's Party in the Park in October.
Playing Batman's nemesis is fun for McCartney,
but getting to do it
on skis was quite a
.A"E challenge.
After many
years of being a
Sunday water skier,
McCartney joined
.the Ski-A-Rees at
SVthe tender age of
40-something,
spent a lot of time
practicing and
qualified two years
ago to participate in
the club's shows
and show ski com-
petitions. He re-
cently took second
Harry McCartney place in barefoot
endurance in the
sport's Southern Regional competition, held in
Sarasota.
"Your feet really heat up as you're pulled across
glassy water at 38 to 42 miles per hour, because there's
no break in the motion of the water to reduce friction,"
said McCartney. "If I'm performing or competing on
smooth water, you'll see me lift one foot up for a sec-
ond and then the other just to cool them off so I can
stand it and stay up.
"Barefoot competition is a test of endurance. It's very
strenuous and can't be done for a long time. Competitors


ski around a one-mile show circle and stay up until the
other guy falls down. To ski barefoot, all your body
weight is supported by your shoulders, arms, hands and
fingers, while you're being pulled along at 40 miles per
hour. The forearms and the shoulders are the first to go.
That is, if the hands don't beat them to it," he said.
McCartney said the purpose of the Ski-A-Rees
Club was to have fun skiing and anyone interested is
welcome to join the 120-member organization. Mem-
bers who don't want to qualify for show skiing have
a great time at jobs such as boat drivers and ski re-
trievers, he said.
There are other members of the club who have
ties to Anna Maria Island, McCartney said. Islander
Ben Webb can be found in the pick-up ski boat; Gray
Mullins, who was born and raised on the Island, per-
forms along with his wife Sherri; and Damon
Presswood, son of the Islander's publisher, Bonner
Presswood, is also a show cast member.
The Ski-A-Rees will start their weekly ski show
at the club's site behind Mote Marine on City Island
in Sarasota starting the first Sunday in February un-
til the end of April. Anyone interested in joining the
club, can call 923-0077 for information.
But first, it's "party hearty" with Snooty from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Bradenton's
Waterfront Rossi Park. Admission to the party and the
Ski-A-Rees show is free.


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St. Bernard Guild to meet
St. Bernard Guild will hold its monthly meeting on
Thursday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. in the Welsmiller Activ-
ity Center.
Tim Huppert, a representative of the Port Manatee
Anchor House, will present the program.
All women of the parish and their guests are invited
to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Off Island happenings
The Manatee Players will hold a special Costume
& Clothing Sale on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. at the
Riverfront Theatre in Bradenton located at 102 Old
Main Street, across from the Pier Restaurant.. The
event will offer stage costumes, vintage clothing and
many one-of-a-kind prop items for sale at reasonable
prices. Proceeds will benefit the Manatee Players.
The musical, "Bye Bye Birdie," will open at the
Players of Sarasota on Friday, Oct. 15, and run
through Sunday, Oct. 24. Tickets are $14 with student
discounts available. Curtain time is 8:15 p.m. The the-
atre is located at 838 N. Tamiami Trail (U. S. 41 at 9th
Street). For tickets and information, stop by the box
office or call 365-2494, Monday through Friday from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Starting Monday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m. the
Longboat Key Community Center will offer the Ital-
ian lawn game of Bocci, for experienced players and
newcomers alike. Call 383-3136 for more information.
Christ Church Chorale plus instruments, soloists,
ensembles and multiple keyboards will present a rollick-
ing historical survey of American music on Sunday, Oct.
24, at 7 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at Christ Epis-
copal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton. Cost is
$5. Tickets available at church office.
The Manatee Chapter of Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet Thursday, Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at
Christ United Methodist church, 5512 26th St. W.,


Bradenton. The guest speaker will be Dr. Philip Makari,
associate pastor ofPalma Sola Presbyterian Church, who
will speak on "Mid East Politics and Culture."
Award-winning French films of the early 50s will
be shown free of charge on Saturday, Oct. 23, from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Manatee Community College's
Studio 84-Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W. in
Bradenton. Seating is limited.
The Manatee County Chapter of the American
Red Cross will host the next Voluntary Organizations
Active in Disaster meeting on Thursday, Oct. 28, at
7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chapter office,
2905 59th Street W., Bradenton. All not-for-profit
501(c)3 organizations are urged to attend to discuss
the resources they have available in case of disaster.
Call 792-8686 for further information.
Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict will hold a public workshop on the draft District
Water Management Plan on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6
p.m. at the Sarasota County Administration Center
Commission Chambers, 101 S. Washington St., 10th
Floor, Sarasota. Call 1-800-423-1476 for more infor-
mation.

Sheriff to talk to Hi-12
Patricia Morris of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Department will speak to the Hi-12 Club about con-
artist scams during the club's meeting on Thursday,
Oct. 14, at Shucker's in Holmes Beach.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by the lun-
cheon at noon.

Classical chords
Classical guitarist Frederic Hellwitz will perform
at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, at Neel Auditorium on
the Manatee Community College Bradenton Campus.
General admission is $3. Call the box office at 755-
1511, ext. 4240 for details.


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Players' opener a

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By Joy Courtney
Features Editor
"Bus Stop" doesn't have the laughs to keep up
with a Greyhound express, but has enough gas to defi-
nitely lighten up an evening.
Now on stage at the Island Players in Anna Maria
City, "Bus Stop," written by William Inge, was first
produced on Broadway to critical acclaim in 1955. The
script was snatched up by Hollywood the following
year, featured Marilyn Monroe in the role of Cherie
and today is revered as a Monroe classic.
The three-act comedy takes place in 1955 and tells the
tale of the trials and tribulations of a group of stranded
travelers forced off their bus to wait out a snow storm in
a greasy spoon, located outside Kansas City, Missouri.
Bolstered by an excellent set, Michelle Fouts as
the sweet, naive, young waitress Elma Duckworth is
one of the best, first-time-on-stage actresses to grace
the Island Players' stage in a long time. She enraptured
the audience with her endearing freshness and did such
a good job, Island theater lovers can only hope she'll
keep developing her talent.
With the memory of Marilyn Monroe's Cherie
tucked away in the back of the audience's mind, Pamela
Hopkins as Cherie was really under the gun to produce -
and she popped it off. Hopkins erased the shadow of
Monroe from her character the moment she came on
stage, but was creative enough to throw in just a little bit
of Marilyn during Cherie's table-top performance.


Some of the participants
at the Fishathon.


'


The fishing's good catching' ain't


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Correspondent
The 29th Annual Fishing Tournament for kids was
held Saturday morning on the Bradenton Beach City
Pier. Nearly 50 kids showed up early and stayed late
hoping for some great prizes. The tourney, sponsored
by Anna Maria's VFW Post 8199, encourages the sport
of fishing and throws in some free hot dogs and sodas.
Prizes were handed out at 1 p.m.
Commander Bob De Vane, in charge of the annual
event for the past eight years, said the turnout was
much better than last year. "Only 37 kids showed up
last year," said De Vane. "It was too cold and miser-
able. A lot of kids left early."
This year brought better weather. Although the fish
weren'tjumping onto many of the kid's hooks, the day


was warm and sunny.
"It was a great day for fishing," said De Vane, "but
not a great day for catching."
Awards went to the following:
Best Sportsman: Bryan Roberts
Most Fish: Jason Rhind
Longest Fish: April Berra
Heaviest Fish: Tony Sisto
Shortest Fish: Pat Gogan
Most Unusual Fish: Dustin Cole
Second Longest Fish: Greg Granstad
Second Shortest Fish: Josh Sato
Second Most Unusual Fish: Jeremy Kelly
Third Longest Fish: Candace Echols
Third Shortest Fish: Hunter Green
Third Most Unusual Fish: Ben Sato


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Hopkins is a very good actress. Her Cherie is a sexy
"naughty" girl whom the audience can't help but pull for.
Art Ballman could make a career out of playing
sophisticated drunks. His "pickled" Dr. Gerald Lyman
earned many a laugh during his high-brow soliloquies
peppered with polite burps, fickle eye focus, and subtle
but still obvious loss of limb control.
As the handsome cowboy who is after the girl, Eric
McClune as Bo Decker, pulls it off with aplomb. It's
too bad the script keeps Bo angry during the first two
acts, because when he finally smiles it's a pleasant
experience, especially for the ladies in the audience.
Mike Faarup as Sheriff Will Masters does a good job
for his first time on stage. His performance goes a long
way toward making the show's fight scene a tense mo-
ment on stage. Hondo Sunquist as Bo's pal and mentor
Virgil was as laid back as his Montana born and raised
cowboy character and Laura Moden, as the greasy spoon's
owner Grace Hoylard, earned creditable laughs during
Grace's hot pursuit of the bus driver's body. As for Frank
Schoenheiter as Carl the bus driver what a stage voice.
Director Dottie McChesney certainly had her hand
in the show's appeal. Her unique staging of the char-
acters created very interesting mini-shows within each
act, which allowed the audience to concentrate on the
dialogue of the characters presently under the spotlight
This made for a smooth and intimate show.
"Bus Stop" runs through Oct. 17. Tickets are available
by calling the Island Players' box office at 778-5755.




Scott Conley, eight years
old of Bradenton, seems
to think fishing is an act
of balance and patient
watching at last
Saturday's Fishathon.
While Scott didn't catch a
prize-winning fish, the
event was free and the
kids enjoyed hot dogs,
drinks and all received
prizes.






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A little piece of Deutschland Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
German tourists Crista (left) and Manfred Gierczyk of West Berlin created a sandy version of a German
farm on the Gulf beach along 33rd Street. The Gierczyks are currently on a four-week Island vacation and
have become good friends of Island neighbors and residents Jack and Vena McCartney of Holmes Beach.
"We've had to work at communicating," said McCartney, "but we're having a great time doing it." Mr.
Gierczyk used two words everyone can understand about a visit to the community of Anna Maria Island:
"Vonderful home!"


Elizabeth Pearl Arnold
Elizabeth Pearl Arnold, 90, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 8 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Munfordville, Ky., Mrs. Arnold came to
Holmes Beach from Louisville, Ky., several years ago.
She was a retired seamstress. She was a member of the
Church of God.
She is survived by a daughter, Joan D. Cole of
Holmes Beach.
No local visitation was held. Services were held
Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Hamilton, Ala. Palmetto Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Patricia Cannon
Mary Patricia Cannon, 60, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 5 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Cannon came to Holmes
Beach from Palatine, Ill., in 1988. She was a member
of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Beth
Kunash of Algonquin, Ill., and Maureen Seul and
Coleen, both of Palatine; four sons, Timothy, of Cary,
Ill., Kevin, of Charleston, Ill., Dennis, of Quincy, Ill.,
and Dominic, of Palatine; two sisters, Catherine
Kapsalis of Oak Brook, Ill.; and Dorothy Kirby of
Glendale Heights, Ill.; a brother, Robert Dunn of Terre
Haute, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. Services were held in
Arlington Heights, Ill. Burial took place in Des Plaines,
1ll. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.

Col. James C. Cochran
Col. James C. Cochran, 83, of Holmes Beach, died
at home on Oct. 8.
Born in Los Angeles, Col. Cochran came to
Bradenton from Dayton, Ohio, in 1962. He was an Army
Air Corps veteran of World War II and later retired from
the U.S. Air Force after 30 years. He was the architect of
the Key Royale Golf Club in Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Lavender Jane of
Holmes Beach; two brothers, John F., of Long Beach,
Calif., and Hugh F., of Carlsbad, Calif.; three nieces;
and one nephew.
No services or visitation were held. National Cre-
mation Society, Sarasota chapter, was in charge of the
arrangements.

Casimiro 'Casey'

Gonzalez Sr.
Casimiro "Casey" Gonzalez Sr., 69, of Holmes
Beach, died Oct. 4 at home.
Born in Tampa, Mr. Gonzalez moved to Bradenton
in 1976. He was a retired barber and started Casey's
Barber Shop, which he operated in Temple Terrace for


27 years. He was a member of the Island Baptist
Church. He was a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine
veteran of World War II. He was a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bradenton. -
He is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons,
Casimiro Jr., of Temple Terrace and Ronald R., of
Roxboro, N.C.; two sisters, Philar McHugh and Alice
Quesada, both of Tampa; two brothers, George and
Anthony, both of Tampa; and two grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. Memorial services
were held at Island Baptist Church in Holmes Beach
with the Rev. James Metts officiating. Memorials
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406
43rd St. W., Suite C, Bradenton, Fla. 34209. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Robert Alan Moore
Robert Alan Moore, 68, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 3 at home.
Born in Southington, Conn., Mr. Moore came to
Holmes Beach in August. He was employed by Bell
Helicopter as a senior applications engineer for 40
years. He had a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical En-
gineering from Wayne University, Indiana. He was a
U. S. Navy aviator during World War II. He served
in the Korean War and remained active as a reserve
naval aviator until his retirement as commander.
He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Ramsey
Moore of Beaumont, Texas, and Lisa Kane Moore of
Austin, Texas; a son, Robert Alan Jr., of Oahu, Hawaii;
and a brother, Donald, of Cheshire, Conn.
Memorial services were held at Church of An-
nunciation in Holmes Beach. National Cremation So-
ciety, Sarasota chapter, was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Betty Mote Rose
Betty Mote Rose died at home in Tampa on Oct. 10.
Mrs. Rose, along with her brother, directed the
development of the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory
into the internationally known Mote Marine Labora-
tory in Sarasota. She and her brother founded and
built Republic Car Loading, Inc., in New York City.
She attended the University of Tampa and was along-
time member of the Bayshore Garden Circle, serving
as its president from 1956 to 1958. Mrs. Rose was a
philanthropist and humanitarian who was active in:
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Red Cross
Angels, Chairperson of Krewe of Venus, Tampa
Yacht Club, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club,
board member of Tampa Woman's Club and Palma
Ceia Methodist Church.
She is survived by her brother, William R. Mote
of Sarasota; a sister, Frances Lewis of Tampa; and a
niece, Jacquelyn Prindle of Washington.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. In
lieu of flowers, the Mote family asks that donations
be made to the Biomedical/Cancer Research Program
at Mote Maine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway, Sarasota, Fla. 34236.


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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the week ending Oct. 1.
Students of the Week must demonstrate outstanding
citizenship and have exemplary work habits in the
classroom to be chosen for the program. Left row,
front to back are: Max Gazzo, Michelle Modisett,
Ginny Mazza, Travis Shute, Shawna Rigney and Lisa
Comkowycz. Right row, front to back are: Meredith
Durkin, Lindsey Wickersham, Christopher Nelson,
Kristin Dashiell, Cara Perinetti and Lisa Jenkins.


To stop a fire, don't start one
Inspector Tony Bailey from the Anna Maria Fire District talks to the students in
Anne Russell's fifth-grade class about fire prevention during National Fire
Prevention Week. Bailey and four other fire fighters spent a full day talking to
each class at Anna Maria Elementary School.


How a community works
The kindergarten students in Maureen Loveland's and Lynne McDonough's classes at
Anna Maria Elementary School visit the Holmes Beach Police Department as part of
their study of communities and how they function. Detective Nancy Rogers and Officer
J. E. Perrault showed the children how the equipment in the patrol car works and
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Bridging up in
Girl Scouts
Anna Maria Island
Daisy Girl Scout Troop
#40, bridged up to first
year Brownies during a
ceremony held at Anna
Maria Elementary
School. Troop leader
Joanne Brown is
pictured at right
helping soon-to-be
Brownie Megan
Shimandle look into the
magic pond to see what
a helpful Brownie looks
like herself




Islander Photos:
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: Anna Maria School menu
School Bus Safety Week
Monday, 10/18/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Cup
* Lunch: Ham Pattie on Bun, Green Beans, Orange Juice
Tuesday, 10/19/93
* Breakfast: Scrambled Egg, Turkey Sausage Link or
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* Lunch: Breaded Turkey Nuggets w/Sauce, Potato
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Thursday, 10/21/93
* Breakfast: Cheese Toast or Cereal, Fruit Cup
SLunch: Fiestado, Whole Kernel Corn, Tossed Salad,
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Friday, 10/22/93
Early Out Classes dismissed at 1 p.m.
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
SLunch: Hot Dogs, Carrot and Celery Sticks, Orange
Juice
All meals served with milk.




The study
of ice cream
Lisa Jenkins (left) and
Kaelan Richards, students
in Joyce Ellis'fifth-grade
class at Anna Maria
Elementary School,
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the invention of the ice
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"IEI P AGE 14 OCTOBER 14, 1993 : THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

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middle? Fried plantains with the peel still on? Fried
baloney sandwiches with moldy baloney? -
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bottom of the evolutionary scale of chefs. But he soon
climbed upward to: ordering pizza, microwaving hot
dogs, cooking hamburgers in a pan, boiling up vats of
stew and making chicken and rice.
These are all okay meals, but when he started mak-
ing shish kabobs and burgers on the grill I figured I had
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all of his recipes have secret ingredients that nobody
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Oct. 7, suspicious person, 3000 block of Avenue
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Stone crabs are acomin', their sales are in sight


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Think stone crabs! Sliding water temperatures
mean the fall migration of Menippe mercenaria (the
"real" stone crab) is getting underway again.
The season officially opens at 12:00 a.m. on Fri-
day. Expect crabs at local markets on Saturday. Ac-
cording to Star Market in Cortez, the fishermen will
pull traps all day, they'll go in the cooker over night
and by ready for sale on Saturday morning if all
goes well.
As they have since long before man's arrival in
Florida, the stone crabs leave the deep waters surround-
ing our state and move into the shallows of our bays
and near-shore areas.


Handsome catch
Frank Ragni of Key Royale shows off a 33-and-
three-quarters-inch-long snook he caught while
fishing near his home.


Nobody seems exactly sure why the crabs make
this trip but we're all glad they do it. After all, fresh
stone crab claws are one of the major seafood treats of
the year.
Here on Anna Maria Island we're smack in the
middle of stone crab territory, as their range generally
runs from Cedar Key to the north down to the Florida
Keys. On the east coast, they're sometimes trapped as
far north as Hollywood.
Local stone crab history can be traced back to the late
Jack Moore whose family still operates Moore's Stone
Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key. He started trapping the
crabs commercially back in 1928, selling the catch, body
and all, to restaurants throughout Florida.
In fact, the stories go that Moore sold the crabs for
19 cents a pound, wholesale. And it was also in 1928
that the State of Florida established open and closed
seasons for stone crabs a season that now is closed
from May 15 to October 15.
One last important stone crab date is October of
1973. That's when the law was changed, allowing the
claws from both male and female to be taken, provided
they were of legal length. That length then was, and is
still now, 2 3/4-inches from the tip of the claw to the
first movable joint.
Many newcomers in Florida are surprised to learn
you can gather your own stone crab claws provid-
ing you're willing to do a little wading in frigid water
(that's anything under 80 degrees for me). Oh yes,
there's one other little catch. You have to take the claw
away from the stone crab. You see, it's illegal these
days to possess the crab itself.
The minimum basic equipment you're going to
need for this little adventure is a dip net, a stick with a
ninety degree bend at one end to get behind the crab
and urge it from its lair, and a floating bait bucket to
carry your prize claws.
So once you've waded around on the flats and
found a stone crab mound, probed around with a stick
to get the critter out of the hole, then comes the moment
of truth. The crab is hopefully now in the dip net you
were carrying for this purpose and not the least bit
happy about it. With at least one huge claw (sometimes
two!) the critter is busy looking around for a finger to
crush.
CRUSH.
You, the hunter, grab the crab from behind. With
a practiced eye you see at least one claw is the legal 2


3/4 inches long (it's legal to take both if they're legal
size), and with a single quick twist a snapping mo-
tion from the body front to back you remove the
claw from the crab. Easy, huh?
Well, actually it's not so easy. Frankly, it's also pretty
scary the first few times (every season, at least to me) you
handle a stone crab. But the thrill of the hunt combined
with wonderful eating make it all worthwhile.
Cooking the claws is easy. Fifteen minutes in boil-
ing water followed by dumping them into ice water for
a quick chill. This last step keeps the meat from stick-
ing to the shell.
Stalking the Stone Crab, by Anna Maria native
Dorothy Raymond, is published by Great Outdoors
Publishing in St. Pete. It's a wonderful and cheap little
book on the this whole subject. I paid a dollar for my
copy (some years ago, it's true), but a check with Great
Outdoors reveals that's still what it costs. You can find
it at local bookstores and gift shops.
Come to think of it, as we prepare to eliminate the
commercial fisherman in Florida under the smoke
screen of "conservation," it might be well to learn to
harvest your own stone crab claws. No commercial
fishermen means no stone crab claws in the market ei-
ther.
Are we feeding our future fishing to the chick-
ens? The November/December issue of TIDE maga-
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their operations into south Florida waters and are sell-
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over the past decade, but now is getting needed attention
from the groups charged with fisheries management.
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Bikes be going,
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The Holmes Beach
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people Saturday. When
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Cooler water brings up


cool fishing, too


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Mackerel in the Gulf, reds in the bay, and snook for
the taking but plan to work hard to land any of the
linesiders if you're going fishing next week.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said her husband Kevin Flynn caught a 33 1/2-inch
snook Saturday night using snake fish for bait. She said
that pier fishermen have been catching lots of mackerel
on shiners and jigs, as well as good-sized snapper,
flounder, reds and lots of fun-to-catch, not-so-good-to-
eat jacks, which the kids seem to be really enjoying.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, Dave said they have
been seeing and landing a lot of mackerel, too. Some
of the elusive snook whoppers in the three-foot
range have been caught as well.
At the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier, Margaret said
they have been catching a bunch of red snapper. Saturday
night saw one lucky angler bring in a big snook, and
Sunday's fishermen were treated to three big flounder. She
said the fishing has really picked up with the drop in wa-
ter temperature after the last "cool" front.
Across the bay at Annie's Bait and Tackle, Doris
said Todd Foits and Barb Cicciarelli caught and released
two reds at 31 and 28 inches, but did keep two very re-
spectable 26-inchers, as well as eight trout. All were
caught on live shrimp. Joe Lyle landed two snook in the
30-inch range off the Longboat Pass bridge using large
shrimp. Brian McGrew landed a 22-pound redfish using
a mullet head for bait. Mike Culhanne caught a 25 1/2-
inch red and two 16-inch trout with live bait under a pop-
ping cork on the flats near Sister Keys.
Don Walkey caught a 34-inch snook at Longboat
Harbor inlet on live shrimp and he caught it on his first
cast. I wonder if he called it quits or kept fishing after
bringing in that whopper? Alan Brush caught a huge 38-
inch black drum using live shrimp that he bounced along
the bottom.
Capt. Dave Pinkham with Gulf to Bay Charters
was able to put Burt Hitchcock on all the Spanish
mackerel they wanted all in the five-pound range -
as well as a 40-inch cobia. Wow!
Offshore, Ruth at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said
the four hour trip is averaging 30 head of Key West
grunts, porgies and sand perch. The half-day trip is
bringing back about 70 head of grouper, vermillion
snapper, Key West grunts and triggerfish. The all-day


trip is the best bet: figure an average of 100 head of
yellowtail snapper, mangrove snapper, lane snapper,
porgies, red grouper, cobia and even a tuna or two.
Capt. Mike Banyas is putting his clients onto a
lot ofredfish, lots of mackerel offshore, and he's even
finding some snook.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II is finding a lot of
redfish too, and reports that trout are coming back to
life in the bay. Snook are around, but Capt. Zack said
he's finding them to be kinda small. In the Gulf, the
action is good for Spanish mackerel, cobia and man-
grove snapper.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said the ac-
tion is hot wading just to the south of the Manatee Av-
enue Bridge if you're looking for reds. He also said
snook are on the flats at Perico Harbor. Offshore, the
seven mile reef is turning up lots of red snapper and some
nice cobia. Carl offers a bit of advice for all of us, too:
If you're going fishing, only bring home what you plan
to eat leave the rest for someone else to catch.
Chris at Galati's Yacht Basin said anglers he's
talked to are doing well with red and black grouper in
the 60- to 80-foot depth range offshore. Mackerel
action is hot along the beaches, with an occasional
kingfish to brighten things up. Good catches of snook
are also coming in, Chris added.
Capt. Rich Gross on the Fishy Business II said
snook are hard to find, but he's been keeping his cli-
ents happy with reds.
Capt. Mark Bradow is doing well with man-
grove snapper and lots of redfish. He's turning up a
few trout and snook, too.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said that backwa-
ter reds are plentiful, and reports he's hearing good
reports of mackerel, mangrove snapper and cobia in
the Gulf. There are also reports of flounder.
Capt. Todd Romine on the Oscar II is finding a
few snook, but it isn't a easy task. Todd has had bet-
ter luck with reds for his angling clients.
Capt. Phil Shields has been having excellent
success with finding very large red grouper, some up
to 20 pounds. Phil is also finding some cobia.
On my boat Magic, Don Fisher, Frank Bull and a
few friends caught their limit of reds last week, and re-
leased a snook and one cobia. I'm doing best with reds.
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103 Martinique S

5911 Flotilla
100x103 canal


STYLE/rooms
2 ground bldgs:
retail shop/3br/lba
cottage /lbr/lba

2 story home
3br/3ba/2cp

2 story home
2br/lba/lcar

elevated condo
2br/2ba

ground duplex
4br/3ba

condo
Ibed/lbath

elevated home
2br/2ba/2cp


AGE/size
1920
1200 sfla
650 sfla

1968
3023 sfla

1935
1100 sfla

1986
1200 sfla

1980
2017 sfla

1971
760 sfla

1981
1363 sfla


SELLER/BUYER/when
Hills/Corcoran
9/17/93; optioned
10/91

Andrews/Viets
9/17/93

Bunderman/Ragan
9/17/93

Magna/Townsend
9/17/93

O'Rourke/Zakrzewski
9/17/93

Reid/Upper
9/17/93

Sasarones/Bouziane
9/17/93


SALE/LIST price
$169,000
list $169,000


$490,000
list $515,000

$195,000
list $195,000

$74,000
list uk

122,500
list $129,900

$74,000
list uk

$161,750
list $168,000


by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222


SALE OF WEEK
by Doug Dowling
Islander Correspondent
509 Pine Avenue, is one of Anna
Maria City's more delightful, eye appeal-
ing buildings. It was optioned in October
1991, then closed in October 1993 for
$169,000.
The state mandated zoning is appro-
priate for the neighborhood as Retail/
Office/Residential ROR. The building
in front is a retail art and craft gallery,
Heron's Watch. The cottage in back is
residential. It was owned by and sold by
Betsy Hills of Betsy Hills Real Estate.


Call The Islander Bystander at 778-7978 for free delivery anywhere on Anna Maria Island.


No IncomeI Verif io

Jumb Mort


1 Yr. A.R.M.
4.25%
0 Points


15 Yr. FIXED
6.75%
0 Points


30 Yr. FIXED
7.00%
0 Points


IRates & Terms Subject to Change

EXECUTIVE MORTGAGE
LICENSED MORTGAGE BROKERAGE BUSINESS
1290 Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
RANDALLJ. SMITH 957-3616
Licensed Mortgage Broker97-


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


QUALITY HAS ITS PRICE ... AND ITS REWARDS.
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000
Doug Dowling Realty. 778-1222


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ISLAND COMFORT
3 bedroom, 2 bath, on sailboat water. The split bedroom de-
sign, family room, eat-in kitchen and carefree landscaping will
add to your easy Island living. $199,900.
Call Toni or Herb King
795-2211 After Hours 778-1785
The Prudential ( Florida Realty


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IMPERIAL HOUSE
$56,500
Charming 1BR/1BA, ground floor. Great view
from lanai. See the Skyway Bridge and
Intracoastal Waterway. Heated pool and club-
house. Walk to the deck, sit at a table for break-
fast or fish from the dock. Only $49 monthly
maintenance fee. Call Rose 778-2261 or after
hours 778-7780. Toll-free 1-800-422-6325.
"TEAM UP WITH SUCCESS"

ROSE
":"" "SCHNOERR
Realtore
GRI, LTG, RRC
4 Neal & Neal
Top Company
Wide Salesperson
of the Year
1991 & 92

MLS


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









BREATHTAKING VIEW OF TAMPA BAY
Luxurious 4BR/4.5B home has exercise room, office/den,
4-car garage and dock, davits and boatlift, too! $750,000.
Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
ESTUARY VIEW! 2BR/2B Perico Bay Club condo is
turnkey and beautifully furnished. Original, non-smoking
owner, gated community, garage, screened porch.
$114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
EXQUISITE TOWNHOUSE Enjoy top quality beach
living in this spacious 4BR/2B unit featuring new carpet
and decor, fireplace, new appliances and lots of storage.
$139,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
WATERFRONT VIEWS GALORE! Spacious Mari-
ners Cove 3BR/2.5B condo with enclosed lanai and fire-
place. Gated community with nools and tennis. Deeded


Call MARILYN ...
V Check out these
C E 4 ISpoonbill Villas
SSELLING ? ? V 2/2 -1 car garage
Call us before you list your house. Large courtyard $117,900
V 2/2 2 car garage
Let us show you your property's Beautiful Furnishings Included.
current value and show how we can $129,900.
market it quickly. Call us 778-6066. Buying or Selling

Perico Bay
Frank CALL TODAY! ! "
Davis Marilyn Trevethan
..m a s Broker
Sale Evenings 792-8477
SSalesman neal& neal REALTORS
778-6335 (813) 778-2261
o Toll Free 800-422-6325


ELEGANCE AND PRACTICALITY can only 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 beaches. $189,700. #11762. Bill Bowman
OFC: 778-2261. Eves: 778-4619.
PERICO BAY CLUB'S BEST Terrific townhouse with
loft for extra room, 2BR/2BA, ceramic tile, European
style cabinets, walk-in closets, garage. Enjoy all the
recreational privileges. $119,000. Tom Nelson. OFC:
778-2261. EVES: 778-1382.
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY/ASSUMABLE MORT-
GAGE! 5.05%, no income qualifier. 4 apartments lo-
cated on lovely tropical spot on waterway, plus just
steps to prime north end beaches. $239,000. #11286.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson. OFC: 778-2261.


KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home in mint condition. Split
bedroom plan, beautiful lawn with auto sprinklers. Lots
of upgrades within last 3 years. Boat dock on sailboat
water. Canal. $229,500. #10648. Hal Gillihan. OFC:
778-2261. EVES: 778-2194.
SHELL POINT Updated 2BR/2BA with lots of extras.
Walk right out to lawns and beautiful bay. Complex has
club room, putting green, pool and tennis. All for
$119,000. #53332. Marilyn Trevethan. OFC: 778-2261.
OLD FLORIDA CHARMERII Location is the key in this
4BR/2BA beach duplex. Close to Bay and Beach. Must
see! Great investment! $99,900. #53274. Rose
Schnoerr. OFC: 778-2261. EVES: 778-7780.
SUNBOW BAY Fabulous interior and view from this
cozy 1 bedroom unit. Shows like a model. 2 heated


dock. $257,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200. BEACH FRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home directly pools, tennis, newly decorated. Make an offer!
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Spacious 2BR/2B recently Gulffront in quiet area of Holmes Beach. $298,000. $84,900. #11063. John Green. OFC: 778-2261. EVES:
reconditioned canalfront unit. Enjoy the heated pool, ten- #10759. Dick Maher or Nick Patsios. OFC: 778-2261. 778-3167
nis court, hot tub, workout, ping-pong and pool rooms for
bargain price of $79,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217









Richard
Freeman YOUR SPOT!
Realtor
Associate
778-2284 WANTED: YOUR LISTINGS

Results = Sold


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FAX (813) 778-2294 P.O. Box 2150
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Associates After Hours
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RENTALS:
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR, 1BA,
washer/dryer facilities, $475 plus utilities.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR,
2BA, washer/dryer hook ups. $525 plus utilities.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 1BR,
1BA, $365 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR, 1BA,
washer/dryer hook-ups. $450 plus utilities.
Call or write for SEASONAL
RENTAL INFORMATION.


Custom Designed Duplex with over 2,400 s.f.
living area. Features two- 2 bedroom, 2 bath resi-
dences, one with marble fireplace, bay windows,
screened decks and much more. $225,000.
Call Robin Kollar 778-7244 or 778-2151

% 1 Gulf Bay Realty 0
J . of Anna Maria Inc....


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813) 778-2246
FAX 778-4978
2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217






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REALTORS
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THE MARTINIQUE: Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo
completely refurbished. All new kitchen cabinets and
appliances, new carpet throughout, security/storm shut-
ters, 2 car garage, outstanding view. All this and turn-
key furnished. $164,500. Please call Zee Catanese.
794-8991 eves.
ST. JUDE APTS: Canalfront condo with an outstand-
ing view of Sarasota Bay. End unit on a quiet private
street. Use of boat dock at side of unit. Beach access.
$68,900. Call Zee Catanese, 794-899 eves.
ISLAND GETAWAY Laz-Y-Liv-N condo with 2 bed-
rooms and 1 bath. On site management, pool, one
block to beach. Furnished $69,900. Call Marion Ragni,
778-1504 eves.


ISLAND 6-PLEX 2/2 each unit. Close to
beach, restaurants and shopping. Pool and
laundry facilities.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt: Office 778-2261.
Evenings: 778-4931
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325. 8 MLS ~S






ATTN: PROPERTY SELLER'S!!
LISTINGS URGENTLY NEEDED!
Buyer's are Buying and property is in demand! Low
supply ... high demand ... means, TOP DOLLAR FOR
YOU! I respectfully ask for your business so that I may
professionally handle the marketing of your property.
MY JOB IS TO ...
Care about your goals
Get the top $$ for your property
G Use my in depth knowledge of Real Estate to
your benefit
Provide Superior service
Do whatever it takes to make your life easier!!
Please call Patty
Lance for a free
analysis of your prop-
erty. You won't be
sorry you called!
383-3708 or 778-5295.




Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax# 778-7035
778-2307 or 778-1450





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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
1 to 4PM OCTOBER 17
407 S. BAY BLVD. Desirable location,
across from the BAY. Upscale neighborhood
with fishing piers and beach access nearby.
Pretty corner lot, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home
with enclosed lanai, garage. $142,000. Call
Rosemary at FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE.
778-2307 eves. 794-6615.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler, Pat Jackson,
Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
and Kay Kay Hardy
m WEEKDAYS 9AM to 4.30PM
.SATURDAYS 9AM to NOON Ul. J


DICK ITOM
MAHER n R NELSON
REALTOR REALTOR@
Associate Associate
771Q_ 70-I 177R. -"2,9


607 Baronet Lane Key Royale canalfront home in
excellent condition. 2BR/2B with den, tile roof, boat
dock & davits. $212,000. Call Dick Maher, 778-2261


889 Waterside Lane $119,000. Terrific ownhouse with loft,
2BRP2BA, lovely ceramic tile throughout lower level, European
style cabinetry, large walk-in closets, garage, all located at
Perico Bay Club. Enjoy all the recreational privileges.
$119,000. Call Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382.


602 Hampshire Lane Key Royale. Outstanding 3BR,
split design boat dock, well irrigation system. An additional
boat slip is available. $268,500.Call Dick Maher, 778-2261.


(A. PARADISE, INC.)
REALTOR
5203 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522

We have moved.
Come visit us at our new location, 5203
Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach (next to
Huth Insurance). We are here to help you
in all aspects of Real Estate including
Sales, Rentals, Property Management and
Condominium Management.

Questions concerning buyers brokers!
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800

Call 778-7978 to arrange for free weekly
deliver of The Islander Bystander anywhere
on Anna Maria Island.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS BLS


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SModern Elevated duplex with Gulf-
,:,'t Bay views. 2/2 each unit. Assumable
Mortgage. Only $179,000. Call to see:
S. ; SANDY GREINER REALTORFAssociate
Aft Hrs 778-3794 Pager 333-1864
REALTORSO
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
81^ MLS 1-800741-3772 Ext 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYSA WEEK






Nick G. Patsios
BROKER/SALESPERSON
Island Specialist for 15 Years
"The One Who Knows"

778-2261 or .S 778-4642

Toll Free 1-800-422-6325










MARTINIQUE SOUTH #51723 $220,000 ...
3 bedrooms, 3 bath, corner unit. Maximum gulf/
beach view, beautifully decorated. Original owner,
minimal use. Call T. Dolly Young now or
evenings, 778-5427.
SMUGGLERS LANDINGS #52645 $129,900 ...
2 bedrooms, 2 bath on deep water canal & 40'
dock. Cathedral ceilings, skylights in master
bedroom & living room. Great storage & closet
space, tiled entry, 2 ceilings fans. Tennis, 2 pools,
hot tub, clubhouse & pets OK. Call Lu Rhoden
now or evenings, 778-2692.
GREAT WATER VIEW #53063 $180,000 ...
2 bedrooms, 2 bath very spacious & bright canal
front home with 90' of seawall! Large screened
lanai, sprinkler system, very private location and
dock Call Roni McCuddin now or eves. 778-5585.

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SHELL POINT Updated 2BR/2BA unit with lots of
extras. Walk right out to lawns and beautiful Bay. Com-
plex has clubroom, putting green, pool and tennis. Dras-
tically reduced was $138,000 NOW $119,000.
Call Marilyn Trevethan
Office: 778-2261 Evening 778-8477


QUALITY/NEW WITH WEST OF GULF
BOAT ACCESS DRIVE #50301
#51345 $169,900 ... $209,000 ... Walk
Cathedral ceilings, great beach from this 3
room, French doors. bedroom, 3 bath h
Enclosed garages/ Mexican tile. Frenc
storage. Walk to beach, doors. Covered de
church & shopping.
CALL T. DOLLY YOUNG 778-5427


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Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory,
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.


HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE 2BR 2BA home ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four, fully fur-
with short walk to excellent beach. Well-maintained nished, 1BR -1 BA units for only $175,000. Or buy just
and has 1,000 square foot garage and storage area. one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained and located
Offered at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan. in quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks to great beach.


GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in
townhouse with 3BR-2BA, private 2 car garage and front of this lovely 2BR 2BA, turkey fumished condo.
with 3200 sq.ft. under roof. Complex offers two pools, Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen, washer/
tennis, lush grounds and short walk to prime beach. dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, security en-
Offered at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details. trance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams.


SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUM
3805 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Furnished unit
This conveniently located complex is within walking dis-
tance to everything shopping, Gulf beach and more.
Tennis Court, Two Pools. Excellent investment poten-
tial. $94,900.
/ 778-0426

; HORIZON REALTY

ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
ISLAND REALTY GROUP ... The ONLY Island Real Estate Group offering you ALL
- REAL ESTATE SERVICESI We are Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists
extending both PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES In New Construe-
tlon & Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market Analysis. Home
Waranty. Free Network to Other Ares. Best Property Management, Annual AND
Vacation Rental. 75 Combined Yrs.Experience AND SMILESI






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Anna Maria Pest Control

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

Island Typing Service
I Computer Operated
'a m FAX Service: Send & Receive
ALWAYS 20% Typing discount to students
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390








i l CHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
COMPANY
Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
24-Hour Service
P. I No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)



STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558

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




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PERSONALIZED AUTO DETAILING









AUTO & BOAT

DETAILING

WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody
Leather & Vinyl
Tires & Trim
Every detail is cleaned and protected.
Your car or boat
can look like new again ...
and maintain its value!
By appointment, at your
home or office.
Most cars $85.
Call mobile service #
S356-4649 or 778-9392.


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MICROSOFT WORD for DOS 5.5 Never regis-
tered or used (includes Grammatik IV). Retails for
$370. $150 or make an offer. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales
call 778-3880.
CARPET 13 x 13 Berber, beige. $60 and 9 x 11
plush, plum. $30 OBO, good condition. 778-8216.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels... and everything
else in the ISLANDER BYSTANDER
4 X 8 ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer. New tires and
axle. Strong I-beam construction. Great condition.
$550 OBO. Call mobile # 356-4649 or 778-9392.

MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free deliv-
ery. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.

HISTORY FOR SALE Anna Maria Island Centen-
nial Calendar. Published by the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society, the 1994 calendar is available at
the Islander Bystander office. Perfect for Christmas
giving along with a subscription to the best newspa-
per on the Island. Island Shopping Center, 5400A
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
2 WHITE WICKER SWINGS. Seat 2 people each.
Perfect condition. $500 for two. Call 778-2291.
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 key-
boards, 14" color monitor, printer, 2 disk drives, all
books and cords. $250. 778-6835.
2 EXQUISITE matching white wire bird cages. 18
inches high. Mint condition. $150 for two. Call 778-
2291.
LIGHTED CHINA cabinet. Glass front. 2 piece tra-
ditional style, medium color wood veneer. Very
good condition. $150. 778-3571.
CRATE BASS AMP CR-112B Excellent shape.
Best offer. 778-4412.


A TO Z at bargain price. Candles, craft supplies,
fabrics, yarns, music boxes, 2 typewriters ( 1 IBM
electric), complete double bed bedroom set, Christ-
mas crafts, phonographs, TV sets, kitchen supplies.
9 to 4, Fri. & Sat., Oct. 15 & 16. 516 68th St, Holmes
Beach.
MOVED SALE Sat., Oct. 16th. 9 to 3. Oven, dish-
washer, microwave, sofa, linens, clothes, toys and
lots more. 207 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE 302 Iris, Anna Maria. Fri., Oct. 15.
8 to 2. Tools, Christmas items, household items,
jewelry and clothing.
2908 AVE E, Holmes Beach. Wicker sofa, table &
chair. Lamps, dishes, jewelry, baskets, collectable,
ballerina doll, etc. Friday, Oct 15, 8:00-?


CRUISE DISCOUNT with this ad. $50 off most
cruises and tours. Also discount airfare. Travel
Gallery 3633 Cortez W, behind McDonalds. 753-
5353.


ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved!
Our new location is 315 58th St, Holmes Beach.
Same phone number 778-1661.


BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. Have
your dog stay with use at our home, lots of love and
constant supervision. No cages or kennels. New
service, house calls (island only). Cats included.
778-1012.


LOST GRAY COCKATIEL 9/7. Young, with yellow
head. 80th and Marina Drive area. On medication.
Call Linda before 4:00, 778-6971 or after 4:00, 741-
3471.


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HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Well cared for mechani-
cally. Perfect for students. Very reliable, clean,
small car. $850 firm. 778-9392.


1984 JOHNSON outboard 35 hp motor. Runs great!
Seeing is believing. $475.778-7784. Let's go for a
spin..


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.


PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER for the Aquarius Re-
sort Motel. Good pay, good conditions. Flexible
hours. Call John or Kim. 778-7477.
LIVE-IN COMPANION for weekends (Fri, Sat &
Sun), for elderly couple. Should be strong, compas-
sionate and reliable. CNA preferred. Small beach
front house in Anna Maria. References required.
778-6703. Call before 7pm.
EXTRA TIME on your hands? The Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers
please call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Mary
Ann.
COOK/COUNTER PERSON No sleepers please.
Apply in person. Joe's Eats & Sweets 219 Gulf Dr
S, Bradenton Beach. No phone calls please.


PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/21years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED
The best news in town and the best results from
classified ads and services!
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and.-
home repairs. Island,resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 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.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties 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 opportu-
nity! You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
WANTED: HOUSES on Island to clean. Weekly or
bi-weekly. 778-4659.
QUALIFIED local resident with first class references
is available as working companion to elderly person
after Oct 20. Will travel. 924-8802.-
HONEST, ENERGETIC, dependable lady looking to
clean your home, condo or apartment. References
available. 758-9902.


HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile instal-
lation, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exte-
rior. All repairs. Excellent Island references, 23
years experience. Call Mark at 778-5354.

VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island ref-
erences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.





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MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured. Mana-
tee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Mont-
gomery for your free estimate today at 792-1084.


Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding &
soffit, etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 795-3757 or 778-0029.



UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS
...Large family, 4/3, pool, deep water, $1500.
...2/2, pool, 300 Gulf Dr, $600.
...604 North Shore, 2/1, on canal w/dock, $625.
MAINLAND RENTALS
...3/2, deep water dock, 4907 Coral Blvd, $900.
...Mount Vernon, 4861 Independence Dr, 2/2,
water view, $650.
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
(813) 778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325

ONE LARGE, ONE SMALL commercial studios.
Gulf view. Gulf Drive. Ideal for small business, of-
fice, crafts, etc. Call Frank at 778-6126.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2B elevated townhouse in
convenient Holmes Beach location. Cathedral ceil-
ings, 3 car garage & much more. $800/mo. Call Old
Florida Realty Co. 778-3377.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 furnished duplex
apartments available January 1, 1994. Seasonal or
annual. 1-704-683-1188.
GULF VIEW furnished Bradenton Beach condo. 2/
1, lanai, living/dining room, kitchen, basic cable,
community laundry, pool and Intracoastal dock.150'
to Gulf beach. Available Nov.-June. 3 month mini-
mum. $1200/mo. 708-858-6295. After 6pm or week-
ends.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV,
phone, 1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month
including utilities. Available November thru April
1994. 778-5419.
BUY IT!- SELL IT! -FIND IT!
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal/annual avail-'
able rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or
unfurnished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty.
795-4394.


ANNUAL WEST BAY COVE 2/2, ground floor. Pool
and tennis. Unfurnished. $800 month. Call Old
Florida Realty. 778-3377.
YEARLY 2/2 duplex apartment. Unfurnished. $450.
No pets. Dolores Baker Real Estate. 778-7500.
EXCELLENT GULF VIEW
Furnished duplex apt.
1. 2BR/1.5B, washer/dryer, cable TV
dishwasher, central heat/air, carpeted/
ceramic tile. $1400/month
2. 2 room efficiency, cable TV, alc,
carpeted/ceramic tile. $800/month.
Available November ... lower rates for 5 or 6
months. 778-5959.


GULF VIEW Facing gulf, less than 150 ft, to beach.
Will build on contract, 3/2, elevated home. Informa-
tion box at 3014 Ave E, Holmes Beach or will mail
info. Offered by owner at $252,000. 713-782-6573.
CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
778-4084.
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 x 100. 211 N.
Harbor Drive. $89,900. 778-4253.

CHARMING COTTAGE. Terrific Gulf view, quiet
neighborhood, shaded fenced lot. 100 x 82. New
roof, carpet and kitchen. Gulf within 500'. Must sell.
$85,900. 102-12th St. North, Bradenton Beach. 778-
0785.

FURNISHED CONDO 2BR/1 B near Holmes Beach
City Hall. New washer/dryer in covered garage.
Owner financing. Investment property. $56,000.
779-2400.
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.
CONDO FOR SALE by owner. Prime area. Sunbow
Bay. 2/2, furnished with new large capacity washer/
dryer. Two pools, tennis court. One block from beau-
tiful beach. $84,900. 778-7669.


DEADLINE: MONDAY at NOON for Wed. publica-
tion. Up to 3 line minimum includes approximately
21 words $3. Additional lines $1 each. Place in
person -Sorry, but we can not afford to invoice for
a $3 classified? Stop by 5400A Marina Drive, be-
tween D. Coy Ducks the laundromat in the Island
Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.


IF IT'S NEWS TO YOU


... it's probably news to us too. If you see news happening,
please, give us a call right away. We depend on our fellow is-
landers Tor news tips. And we welcome your story ideas about
fishing, people and events ... anything to do with Anna Maria
Islandand Islanders. If you have a story to tell or you know what
may be an interesting news item for other Islanders, please, you
are welcome to give us a call.


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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING FISHING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Island Shopping Center 5400A Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat
778-7978


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


Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
778-2152


Lawn
Service
V7784 345


Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Hauling By the cut orby the month.
S12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISFACTION


Painting by
Elaine Deffenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468


Kii'R GLASS

EVERYTHING IN GLASS!
I Mirrors *- Tabletops
S Windows & Screens
S Boat Windows
Residential & Commercial
Sales & Repairs
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
(813) 778-7808

iA KIMBALL

IhOME REPAIR
J Re co.
Painting Handyman Repairs
Installation & Repair
SInterior/Exterior Interior & Exterior
Tile & Marble
S20 Years Masonry & Stucco
Experience Dry Wall
Husband/Wife Kitchen & Bath
Team 23 Years Experience
Island Resident
*Free Estimates.
SFree Estimates Local References
778-2139 778-5354


ANNA MARIA ISLAND
COMMUNITY CENTER
Youth Programs
Before-school care
After-school care
Jazz and Tap Dance
Youth/Family Counseling
Pre-school Ballet
Soccer
Martial Arts
Adult Programs
Jazzercise
Individual and Family Counseling
Bridge Club
Gentle Aerobics
Line Dancing
Tennis
Weight Watchers
Adult Basketball & Volleyball
Martial Arts
Oil Painting Chess Club
Special Up-Coming Events
Heritage Arts Festival Nov. 13 and 14
Contact the Center for details at 778-1908.


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