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Monument okayed for placement at beach
By Pat Copeland
With some reservations, the Holmes Beach Council
has agreed to the placement of a monument at Manatee
Public Beach in memory of two teenagers killed in an
automobile accident near Kingfish ramp in April of 1992.
Lindsay Crawford, 14, and Reagan Manson, 15, were
passengers in a truck driven by Charles Micah Dault,
which veered out of control when Dault attempted to pass
another vehicle. In his June trial, Dault pleaded guilty to
two counts of DUI, two counts of DUI resulting in seri-
ous bodily injury and two counts of DUI manslaughter.
A letter from County Administrator William
Estabrook asked council to consider sites for the monu-
ment, other options and/or to take a position on the issue.
Estabrook said the parents of Reagan Manson, who had
the monument commissioned, suggested the berm at the
public beach or the Island Branch Library as sites.
In a memo to council, Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez said, according to city ordinances, the beach site
Planning chair resigns in Anna Maria
Anna Maria Planning Commission Chairman Steve
Lardas is resigning his position on the advisory board,
citing his desire to devote more time to his business and
Lardas, 33, has been a permanent resident of the
city since 1989 when he joined the planning com-
mission. Lardas is formerly an attorney who now is co-
manager of D.Coy Ducks in Holmes Beach.
Larry Fenimorefrom W.
Va. takes his turn at the
agitator during the eight
hours of stirring needed to
make 'down home' apple
butter. The Amos Totten
family of W. Va., which
calls Fenimore "son,"
manned this educational
booth during the Heritage
Week Arts & Crafts Show
held last weekend at the
Anna Maria Island
Vendors from all over the
area displayed an array of
crafts and food during the
two-day event, sponsored
by the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island and the
center. For more pictures,
STEP RIGHT UP!
Tour the delightful highways and byways of
the City of Anna Maria with the planning commission ...
Commissioners for the City of Anna Maria plan to
walk all the town's streets and alleys with maps in hand
to make sure all property owned by the city is properly
The recent controversy over the vacation of
beachfront land at Coconut Avenue in Anna Maria
prompted Steve Lardas, chairman of the planning com-
mission, to ask city officials to perform a walk-through to
determine what is truly city property.
City officials also want to learn which property is
currently being used.
"Back in the 50s things were done differently," said
Lardas. "Some land was vacated through resolution, some
by deed and some by ordinance. We need to review to
make sure plat maps are accurate to prevent confusion in
Luanne Collins, a member of the planning commis-
sion said, "Records are not consistent. Some vacations are
recorded in the county and some in the city. All the
records are incomplete."
The commission hopes to have current records and
maps corrected and updated by the end of the year.
would require council approval and a possible fee and the li-
brary site would require a $200 fee for a site plan review.
At last week's work session, Councilwoman Mary
Ellen Reichard said she would like-the monument placed
at the beach site, because it is the Mansons' preference.
She inquired about the fee referred to by Fernandez.
Fernandez said he considers the monument to be a
sign and council can impose a fee for a sign. He also said
council has the option to waive the fee.
Bruce Manson told council he had received permis-
sion to put the monument on public property, and his first
choice is the public beach because of the visibility.
"The crash in which our daughter was killed was the
result of the driver making a choice," explained Manson.
"The choice was to drink and drive and to drive carelessly.
The sign is intended to remind drivers to make the right
Manson stressed that there was no alcohol in his
daughter's body, as reported by some, and the only thing
she did wrong-was to skip school.
Council Chairman Don Howard said he contacted Jay
Crawford, father of Lindsay Crawford, and, "He said he
and her mother were not in favor of the monument, but
they had no problem with the marker placed at the crash
site by friends of the teenagers. His impression was that
it was going to be a small marker."
Manson said that was contrary to what Crawford told
"Before I had it made, I asked permission and if they
wanted their daughter's name on the side," herecalled. 'hey
said they had no intention of putting it up or paying for it,
because they live out here and didn't want to feel like they
were pushing anything down anyone's throat Also, there was
a benefit after the death and they were afraid people would
think they spent the money on the monument."
Manson said the monument is in three pieces and the
teens' names can be removed.
Howard said people have complained to him about
-the size of the monument. He was concerned about what
purpose it would serve at the beach because alcohol is not
Reichard responded, "If it saves one life, it is worth
every penny. I have no problem with this at the beach,
because that's where the teenagers go and hang out. I
know signs says 'no alcohol,' but don't kid yourself.
You're naive to think people don't drink at the beach."
Councilwomen Carol Whitmore and Billie Martini
supported Reichard. Councilman Rich Bohnenberger
agreed on the beach site and said the fee should be waived"
if there is a previous precedent.
"People who come offManatee Avenue will look at that
sign and remember what happened," said Martini. "Ifit slows
them down and stops them from drinking, it will help."
Mayor Pat Geyer said the monument should be
placed on the berm which the county has landscaped, and
the girls' names should be removed, so it "would be for
them and every other person killed in an accident."
Reichard asked Fernandez to draw amap of possible
sites for the monument, and Manson said he would pro-
vide a site plan.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Bridge decision........................... Page 2
Meetings .................................... Page 3
Be an Islander ............................ Page 4
Emergency purchases................ Page 5
Opinions .................................... Page 6
Those were the days .................. Page 7
Alley closing ............................... Page 9
Streetlife.................................... Page 15
School menu ............................ Page 17
Snowbirds ................................. Page 20
NOVEMBER 18, 1993
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
I[i PAGE 2 K NOVEMBER 18, 1993 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Longboat lobbies for high-rise bridge; decision due Monday
By Bonner Presswood
The Town of Longboat Key sponsored advertise-
ments encouraging residents to attend the public hearings
held Nov. 4 at the Potter Building in Sarasota by the
Florida Department of Transportation concerning replace-
ment of the John Ringling Causeway Bridge.
They advertised, and the people of the Key came.
Atleasttwo busloads -freeSarasotaCounty Area Tran-
sit buses carried many residents from Longboat Town Hall
and many smaller groups from Longboat Key attended the
hearings. Longboat Key residents comprised about half of the
500-plus people who attended the meeting.
They were raucous. They were disruptive. And they
wanted no part of any bridge that wasn't at least 65 feet
in height and had no draw.
The presentation by DOT included a video with com-
puter enhanced images of the alternatives offered for re-
habilitation of the existing bridge, replacement with a 21-
foot or 45-foot drawbridge, or a 65-foot clearance, fixed-
A decision on the Ringling Bridge is expected Mon-
day, when members of the regional transportation planning
group, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, will de-
cide between height and location of the replacement
bridge or to rehabilitate the existing span.
The group from Longboat appeared at the DOT public
hearing to supportthehigh-rise, fixed span bridge. Theircom-
ments, made officially for the record, gave reasons of concern
for their health and welfare. Longboaters want a high-level
bridge so that ambulances will be able to get to Sarasota
Memorial Hospital unimpeded. Nearly every person who
spoke from Longboat was concerned with their convenience
and ambulance access to the mainland.
Those who spoke for rehabilitation of the existing
bridge were loudly booed by the Longboat contingent.
Longboat Mayor Jim Brown read a resolution passed
by the town commission in favor of the high-level, fixed-
span replacement alternative. But he spoke to the crowd
when he said, 'The worst decision ever made by the town
was 10 years ago when we made a compromise and ac-
cepted the New Pass drawbridge."
Brown said at that time the consensus on Longboat
was for a new bridge to the Key, but they, compromised
on a l6w 5asui nb5geitinTiige tsot f edl of oIongboat
toLido Shores, based on promises that eventually they
would get their own.bridge-from the mainland.
That opinion has changed dramatically with the passage
of time. Longboat residents voted overwhelmingly last year
out on bridges
Editor's Note: The following is a motion offered to
the Metropolitan Planning Organization in Septem-
ber by Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola. The
motion was tabled until the Nov. 22 meeting.
We've all seen a lot of unfairness in our lives, but
if this board accepts the recommendations of the
Ringling Task Force about the bridge and didn't ac-
cept Kent Cheltain's Bridge Committee's recom-
mendations it is the ultimate of unfairness.
From the beginning, concerning the Cortez
Bridge to now the entire process toward the Island
has been flawed.
There never was any proper public hearing con-
cerning the Cortez Bridge perhaps one in the
county in 1988, but that's hardly worth anything
when you consider the scrutiny involved with the
Ringling Bridge. The City of Bradenton Beach had
to ask for information.
Two meetings again in 1988-89 concerning the
Manatee Avenue Bridge is hardly an explanation to
those impacted by such a drastic change in height and
aesthetics that would forever change the Island. Once
again we've had to ask DOT to come to the Island.
The planning of twin spans at Cortez and Mana-
tee and not having the proper fourth bay-bridge
study done for the future of transportation for the Is-
lands needs to be done. It's long overdue.
Not only do I represent the officials of Anna
Maria Island, I represent the people who have clearly
spoken they do not want 65-foot high bridges to
the Island! It certainly is not our fault that hundreds
of thousands of dollars have been spent for the plans.
I move that we delete the 65-foot span replace-
ment bridges out of the DOT work plan for Anna
Maria Island! In perpetuity!
against abridgeto theirisland. Brownpleaded the citizens not
to make the "same tragic mistake as 10 years ago."
After only afew speakers, the Longboat crowd began
to filter out to the sidewalk in front of the Potter building
to talk among themselves. The meeting maintained a
slightly more orderly decorum until a man speaking
against the high-rise bridge commented that no one had
died in an ambulance waiting for the bridge. Another man
stood up and refuted his statement, saying he had been
delayed by the drawbridge opening when being trans-
ported from Longboat to Sarasota Memorial Hospital by
ambulance. The speaker asked, "Are you dead?"
Then came Zeta Hayes to lighten the load of DOT's
moderator, Charlie Morgan. She suggested floating parking
garages instead of bridges smoking or non-smoking
barges. Fishing on the way to and fro. Paint them purple like
the Van Wezel. Morgan seemed to appreciate her comments,
welcoming her suggestions for other projects.
MPO task force members Guy Compton and Dick
Angelotti asked DOT to support their findings to re-
habilitate the existing bridge.
Angelotti, a resident of Bird Key who will be directly
impacted by the bridge, said "I resent the insensitivity of
the people from Longboat Key to the lifestyle of us on
Bird Key, especially when Longboat Key has refused to
have a bridge."
Bruce Franklin, Sarasota urban planner and architect,
painted his image of the high-rise bridge for DOT, saying
"a 65-foot bridge will be like plunging a spike into the
heart of Sarasota Bay."
Reasons for and against were starkly contrasting to those
heard at the recenthearings on the Anna Maria bridge, where
evacuation and the effect of high winds on an 80-foot-high
roadbed are primary concerns of citizens opposed to the 65-
foot clearance bridge proposed there by DOT.
No one mentioned the letter from Bob Sheets, director
of the National Hurricane Center, who said "for most high
wind situations excluding the convectively active portions of
the hunicane or severe thunderstorms, thelower you are, the
less wind you will encounter... the lower you can build your
bridges where they still clear all other hazards such as the
storm surge or shipping, the more likely they are to stay open
during high wind events."
There was no mention of the main objection by the
Florida Department of Environment Protection in permit
discussions for the Anna Maria bridge, whose number one
criteria beyond concerns for the environment is the
concern for health, safety and welfare of area residents.
DEP has continued to deny a permit based partly on
the safety of traffic during high winds and has asked DOT
to provide study information on supporting their claim.
A final decision on the Ringling Bridge issue is ex-
pected Nov. 22 before the MPO. The meeting will be held
at Sudakoff Center on the campus of New College, begin-
ning at 9:30 a.m.
Van Ostenbridge cleared of ethics allegations
By Pat Copeland
Seven is the magic number for Fire Commissioner
John Van Ostenbridge, who was cleared of ethics allega-
tions by the state's Commission on Ethics on Oct. 14. It
was the seventh time in nearly two years that allegations
have been made against Van Ostenbridge's conduct as a
commissioner and subsequently cleared.
According to Fire Chief Andy Price, the chronology
of charges is as follows:
Recall petition of Van Ostenbridge and other fire
commissioners is initiated inDecember of 1991 by former
district volunteer Debbie Marks and district resident
Karen Leek over the firing of former Fire Chief Glenn
Bliss by the board in November of 1992.
Van Ostenbridge calls for an ethics investigation in
January of 1992 to prove no wrongdoing in Bliss' firing.
Fire chief warns about
Anna Maria Fire District Chief Andy Price sent a
warning to Islanders who have received phone calls so-
liciting money on behalf of a local firefighters union.
"They are misleading callers," stressed Price.
"Our district never sees any of the money. It is a so-
licitation company calling for the Sarasota/Manatee
Professional Firefighters Association. The funds ben-
efit the Manatee County EMS (Emergency Medical
Service) and the Longboat Key and Bradenton fire
Price said the calls have been a real problem to the
district in the past months, and the district has gone so
far as to take out ads in local papers to warn district
"We do not do phone solicitation," Price ex-
plained. "Any fundraising we do is through the mail,
such as for our annual Halloween dance."
Marks and Bliss file a Sunshine violation complaint in
January of 1992 against Van Ostenbridge and other commis-
sioners concerning the meeting in which Bliss was fired.
Bliss files an ethics complaint in February of 1992
against Van Ostenbridge and former commissioner Dave
Leek files Sunshine violation complaint in Novem-
ber of 1992 against Commissioners Van Ostenbridge and
Ralph Fulford and former Commissioner Jeff Willey con-
cerning the election of board officers.
District resident Lee Edwards files a Sunshine vio-
lation complaint in August of 1993 against Van
Ostenbridge in regard to a phone conversation with Com-
missioner Sandy Haas.
Leek files an ethics complaint in July of 1993
against Van Ostenbridge.
Leek's complaint, witnessed by Commissioners Bliss
and Haas, included the following allegations against Van
As day-to-day commissioner, he makes decisions on
behalf of the board.
He can spend up to $1,000 without authorization
from the board $500 as day-to-day commissioner and
$500 as board treasurer.
He was appointed as secretary/treasurer before newly
elected Commissioners Haas and Bliss could take office.
Once Bliss and Haas took office, the board ceased
to hold work sessions.
He cannot justify the district's tax increase to Leek's
In response to a lawsuit against the district, he retained
the services of the district's attorney and authorized the expen-
diture of $700 without board knowledge or approval.
His actions constitute possible violations of the Sun-
Bonnie J. Williams, executive director of the Com-
mission on Ethics gave a written response to each allega-
tion. These responses included the following:
There are no allegations that he took any actions to
secure a special privilege for himself or others.
This does not indicate any action taken by Van
Ostenbridge that is inconsistent with the proper perfor-
mance of his public duties.
His participation at the meeting was as part of the
continuation of his appointed term of office until he, as his
successor in office, properly qualified.
As decision makers, public officials are not required
to adhere to policies or procedures, such as the holding of
work sessions in addition to regularly scheduled monthly
meetings which they determine to be unnecessary; nor are
they required to let the advice and comments of taxpay-
ers influence their decisions.
He is entitled to give such advice and comments
whatever weight he deems meritorious. Therefore, his
support for a tax increase in the face of others' opposition
is not, in itself, inconsistent with the proper performance
of his public duties.
Allegations lack sufficient specificity to indicate that
he attempted to benefit himself or others through his ac-
tions or that his actions were inconsistent with the proper
performance of his public duties.
This does not fall within thejurisdiction of the Com-
mission on Ethics.
On the charges, Joel K Gustafson, chairman of the Com-
mission onEthics, wrote, '"he commission's review was lim-
ited to questions of jurisdiction of the commission and of the
adequacy of the details of the complaint to allege a violation
of the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees. No
factual investigation preceded the review, and therefore the
commission's conclusions do not reflect on the accuracy of
the allegations of this complaint
"The commission voted to adopt the legal sufficiency
analysis of its executive director, a copy of which is at-
tached. Accordingly, this complaint is dismissed for fail-
ure to constitute a legally sufficient complaint with the
issuance of this public report..."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 18, 1993 .PAGE 3 1E
Anna Maria City has new public works director finally
After operating without a full-time public works di-
rector for three months, Anna Maria City officials acted
with haste to get a new man on board after last week's
City commissioners narrowed the search to two final-
ists and, at the work session, advised the mayor to take
action on the matter.
Domonic A. Tarantola (Don) was told last Wednes-
day that he was the new building official/director of pub-
lic works. He was on the job this Monday morning.
Tarantola will run the department and be in charge of
inspections, permits and code enforcement. Although the
position is budgeted for $26,600, the new director will be
paid $30,000. He will also receive a moving allowance.
Don Tarantola, the
new building official/
director of public
works for Anna
Maria City started
his new job this week
after moving to the
Island just days ago.
The 54-year-old native of New York City has lived
in Lakeland for 20 years. He and his wife wanted to be-
Red tag to remain on old Islander remodeling project
The Public Works Department isn't backing down on
its order to stop work on the old Islander newspaper build-
ing in Anna Maria City.
Last week, local builder Paul Horvat appealed to the
city commission for relief from the order. He claimed he
was being unfairly treated and accused the city of "hold-
ing him up" on minor technicalities.
He also complained about a lack of communication
His appeal has now been rejected by city commis-
sioners and members of the planning commission.
Although Horvat angrily accused city employees of
being vague, he was told he must return to the planning
commission to apply for new permits and re-submit blue-
prints and specific plans.
"When I first applied for a permit, nobody told me a
damned thing about what procedure to follow," Horvat
said. "I've been in construction, I know how to follow
rules and regulations if someone would tell me what the
rules and regulations are."
The city says Horvat was red tagged for changes over and
above routine maintenance and the project is a major devel-
opment which affects density and intensity of the Island.
The building inspector also says the builder violated
code when he removed a door and installed a window
without a permit
Angle parking still a problem by IGA in Anna Maria
Solutions to problems created by angle parking at the
IGA in Anna Maria City are being explored by the store
owners and the city.
The store, operated by former mayor Ernie Cagnina,
is located at the corer of Magnolia Avenue and Gulf
Drive. The residents complain that vehicles parked at an
angle beside the building on Magnolia Avenue create a
hazardous situation for pedestrians, cars and bicycles.
They also claim that the right-of-way is frequently
blocked which makes it dangerous to get to the beach.
In response to the complaints, the owners of the build-
ing wrote to Mayor Ray Simches suggesting ways to al-
leviate the problem.
John Cagnina advised the mayor that he and his family
are willing to post a sign prohibiting large vehicles from park-
ing at an angle. They also agreed to post "Parallel Parking
Only" signs at two spaces near the store's motor room.
Although only parallel parking is allowed in most of
Anna Maria City, a 1978 ordinance authorized angle park-
ing beside the.grocery store.
At the direction of the commission, Simches will meet
with the property owners to further discuss the problem.
Steve Lardas, heads of the planning commission, said
Horvat was changing the use of the building by putting in new
offices which constitutes major development
"You've seen the citizens come out time and time
again with concerns over commercial development,"
Lardas said. "You must come back to the planning com-
mission. There's something missing here. There's a prob-
lem of communication either on the part of Paul or on the
part of public works."
Mayor Ray Simches called the situation unfortunate
but agreed with the decision to require Horvat to return to
the planning commission.
Anna Maria City
Tuesday, 11/23: 7:30 p.m. Commission Meeting
Thursday, 11/18: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Thursday, 11/18:7 p.m. 2nd Public Hearing,
Land Development Code
Thursday, 11/18:7:30 p.m. Council Workshop
Metropolitan Planning Organization, Monday, 11/
22, at 9:30 am. at Sudakoff Center in Sarasota
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come permanent residents of the Island and have already
rented an apartment in Anna Maria City.
"We have been coming here for six years and love the
place," Tarantola said. "This is paradise. I haven't seen a
place in the world that I like better."
The new official has a degree in Chemical Engineer-
ing from the College of the City of New York and holds
professional engineering, general contractor and roofing
contractor licenses in Florida.
While in Lakeland, he was a general contractor. Prior to
moving to Lakeland, he worked for engineering design cor-
porations and construction companies. He was responsible for
engineering design, code compliance, procurement and con-
struction of major industrial construction projects.
One of Florida's t:
"Top 1W' Retaurats ..
l o]] PAGE 4 I NOVEMBER 18, 1993 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
You too can be an Islander
By Jeannie Friedman
"... the smaller the place, I've learned, the
more it thrives on mystery, intrigue, conspiracy,
shadow-play, myth. No one is quite anonymous,
but no one's story is ever quite reconcilable with
the facts. Bob Shacochis, "Going Back," Out-
side Magazine, Dec. 1993.
You love Anna Maria Island the climate, the sunsets,
the turquoise water, the white sand, the piers, the local char-
acters and the laid-back lifestyle suits your fancy.
You've left the north and made the Island your home.
But, are you really an Islander? If not, how can you be-
Almost everyone who
thinks they've found paradise
on Anna Maria has an opinion
about how one really becomes
an Islander. Their opinions are
as varied as grains of sand on
the Island's shores.
Some think you have to be
born here to claim the title. Oth-
ers believe it's a state of mind.
Still others say you have to earn
the right to be considered an
Islander. "You can walk like an
"You have to be born Islander, talk like an 1
here," is native Joe lander, but you must i
Hutchinson's opinion. He is the here to be one, ifyou
owner of two local businesses, asking local business:
He was born here the son of and life-long Islander
baseball great Freddie Hutchinson.
Hutchinson and has spent
his entire life on the Island.
"You can act like an Is-
lander and say you're an Is-
lander, but you're not one unless
you're born here. You can't just
become one," Hutchinson said.
"New people come here
and then start trying to change
the place before they know any-
thing about it," Hutchinson
added. "Some of the old-timers
have moved away because they
don't.like the changes."
"Who is an Islander? That's t
easy to answer," said Beach Bis- J
tro employee Michael Brusso. "Anybody who doesn't know
you can't order French fries at Duffy's isn't an Islander."
(Editor's note: Duffy's TaverninHolmes Beach serves chips,
but no French fries.)
Billie Martini, a member of the Holmes
Beach City Council, has been a resident of
the Island for 49 years. She believes that
being an Islander is a state of mind.
"It takes time," Martini said. "You need
to be here long enough to understand the
way we feel and understand the Island way -
of life. When you love the Island and start
thinking and feeling like a local, then you
become an Islander."
Florence Curtis has been coming to Anna
Maria sincethe 1930s. Shelives inLakeWales
buthas ahomehere. She never misses Florence
anopportunityto spendtimeonthels- "thatfeeli
land. pit ofyou
"You know you're an Islander you cross
when you get that feeling in the pit
of your stomach when you cross the
bridge," she said. "After all these
years, I still get that feeling when
I've been gone and come back when I get my
first look at the Island."
Janet Clancy has only been here for five years
but she considers herself an Islander.
Clancy lives on her sailboat at the marina in
bom Anna Maria City. She learned to sail after she
e moved here, got her captain's license and started
a chartering business. She is also a local real es-
o tate agent.
"You're an Islander when you become a part
of the community," Clancy said. "If you eat at
local restaurants, shop here, and enjoy what Anna
knows you can't get
French fries at Duffy's
Tavern, a Holmes
Beach institution. A
-i great burger and
chips, yes a very cold
beer, yes but never
Maria offers, you're an Islander. You have to get into
actually 'living' here and consider this your real home."
Marge Kennedy has been coming to the Island for 50
years. She bought a home on Tampa Bay 20 years ago She
thinks that anyone who wants to call
themselves an Islander has the right to
do so, but she doesn't want the place
"Anyone who loves this Island
and wants to keep it the way it is, is an
Islander," she said. "If they don't like
it as it is, they should go back up
Bradenton Beach Councilman
Bill Campbell doesn't think the issue
is a big deal.
rtis never loses "As soon as you become a per-
you get in the manent resident and this becomes
omach when your home, you can call yourself an
Bridgee" Islander," he said.
It matters not to some folks, but
like the "Skin Horse" who wanted to
become real in The Velveteen Rabbit,
many transplanted northerners long to
be considered real Islanders.
Are you an Islander, or a bystander? Maybe, maybe
not. It all depends on who's deciding.
"Eat here, shop
here, and enjoy
the Island "
Heritage Days bring throngs
to Community Center
Checkin' the goods
Early Christmas shoppers took time to find interesting and creative holiday gifts
during the two-day Heritage Week Arts & Crafts show. Over 30 vendors selling art to
ice tea filled the Island Community Center.
Whittle while you work
Lou Van Hoogstraten of Village Green carves away his cares during the
Heritage Week Arts & Crafts show. Van Hoogstraten has been woodcarving for two
years and is a member of Gulfcoast Carvers Guild His favorite wood work is
carving miniatures of birds, dolphin and manatees. Islander Photos: Joy Courtney
Why did you decide to live on this
Island? What drove you to seek
out others of your kind and settle
on Anna Maria Island? Drop us a
note and let us know how you
came to this little place
in the sun:
The Islander Bystander,
5400A Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
City requests work session
on sales tax for schools
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Council grilled
school officials last week about a proposed
one-cent sales tax to be placed on a county-
wide referendum in the spring. The tax, to be
in place for five years, would be used for the
construction of new schools.
Gene Witt, superintendent of schools,
asked council to support the tax and to
draft an interlocal agreement giving their
portion of the tax to the school board. As
in the previous one-cent jail tax, each
municipality may keep a portion of the tax
or turn all of it over to the school board.
Council Chairman Don Howard and
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger asked
about money currently in the budget for
Witt replied, "Over the next five years
we're looking at $200 million in needs, and
$100 million is already in current revenue
stream. The sales tax is to generate the addi-
tional $100 million and will spread the load.
Only through interlocal agreements can the
school board get those dollars."
Howard asked how much of the bud-
get goes to classroom materials and
teacher salaries. Witt said currently 87
Councilwoman Billie Martini said
people will bring up the matter of lottery
money, which is supposedly used to en-
Witt pointed out, "When the lottery
was passed, we were getting 62 percent of
the general revenue fund. We now get 52
percent, because they've supplanted the
revenue dollars with the lottery. It's a con
game pure and simple."
Bohnenberger asked what Holmes
Beach would generate with the tax. Witt
said $386,162 over one year and
$1,930,810 over five years.
"We're faced with major expenses in
the city. Either they raise the taxes or we do.
I'd rather have people be mad at you, Mr.
Witt," Bohnenberger noted with a smile.
Witt said the county plans to take a
$1 million share of its $15 million portion
per year for parks, but the school board is
comfortable with that because, "We have
traditionally used our school grounds to
meet park requirements."
Howard stressed, "The only thing it
should go to is schools, and when it
reaches that amount it should stop. If
somebody wants something else, then
start from scratch."
Witt replied, "This is not ours to con-
trol. If it was, it would be pure schools.
When we work with seven municipali-
ties, it's their money, and they have some
say so about what they're going to get out
of it. But no matter what you do, the
school board still needs $100 million."
Witt said state statute permits the city
with the majority population, in this case
Bradenton, to set the interlocal agreement
Howard said he would like the city's
portion to go to the schools, but would
like each city to pay an equal percentage.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said
the interlocal should be specific that all
the money goes to the schools. She sug-
gested a work session with all the munici-
palities. Council agreed to request that
officials of Bradenton and Palmetto be
invited to the Dec. 15 meeting of Island
elected officials for a discussion.
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It's the best news on Anna Maria Island.
New permit law for
As of Oct. 1, 1993, the responsi-
bility for issuance of permits to busi-
nesses intending to conduct a fire or
going-out-of-business sale was as-
signed to all County Tax Collectors by
the Florida Legislature.
This was formerly the duty of the
County Sheriffs Departments.
The permit authorizes a business
to conduct a fire or going-out-of-busi-
ness sale within 60 days from the date
of issuance. Guidelines for conducting
and advertising such a sale include that
the permit number must be specified
within any advertising of the sale.
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more information concerning permit-
ting procedures at 748-800, ext 4722.
IEOC awaits city action on
Members of the Island Emergency
Operations Center (IEOC) met last week
for the final time this season to try to final-
ize decisions on emergency management
that have been pending for nearly two
Matters the four-member agency (the
three Island cities and the fire district) have
been dragging their heels on include:
The purchase of sandbags for emer-
gency use four pallets of 75 sandbags
each for each member.
The identification of a representative
who can authorize the spending of a pre-
determined dollar amount without council
The videotaping of public buildings
and infrastructure for use after a disaster.
The purchase of automobile stickers
for resident re-entry after an evacuation.
The purchase of automobile tags for
essential service providers, and the pur-
chase of an aerial map of the fire district.
The purchase of hurricane informa-
tion cards for residents.
All the above items have been ap-
proved by the fire district.The first two
items are awaiting decisions by all three
Island cities. Letters of request for these
decisions were mailed on Sept. 30 and
"The idea is to give the IEOC the
authority to expend some of the funds
committed to it," explained Fire Chief
Andy Price. "Each agency representative
would have the ability to approve up to a
certain dollar amount for each city, so we
can collectively make some of these pur-
chases instead of going through the cum-
bersome process of taking it to the city
councils. We've got items that have been
waiting for approval for two years."
Holmes Beach has yet to approve
any of the items.
The IEOC will resume meeting in
March of 1994.
Allen & Company of Florida, Florida's oldest investment brokerage finn, ispleased
to announce Mr. Chase as a new resident to the Anna Maria Island community. Mr.
Chase, a seasoned veteran in the investment business is now a full time resident and
will be pleased to service any of your current or future financial investment needs.
Allen & Company, established in 1932, is Florida's oldest investment brokerage firm
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On the joy of giving
It's the time of year when we all take little extra time
to give someone a smile, send a greeting, pause to give a
word of praise it's the holiday season.
On December 9, The Islander Bystander will publish a
special Holiday Section. Init, we will take a moment to bring
you in words and pictures some individuals and organizations
in our community who deserve your extra attention.
Our "Wish Book" will be devoted to Island commu-
nity service organizations and people and their special
needs for improving assistance to the community.
We will have stories about each agency and list of their
needs everything from a typewriter to a new building -
for everyone from the new Tmgley Library to the Commu-
nity Center. Each article will offer you an opportunity to share
something to give back to your community.
It's our way of saying thanks to the community for the
support we have received for the past year. We hope to
make it a holiday tradition.
To be included in the Wish Book or to help sponsor the
section, please call The Islander Bystander at 778-7978.
We hope you will receive something from it: the joy
Hey, FDOT hoped you listened
We recently attended the public hearing conducted by
the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) regard
ing the proposed 65-foot high fixed-span bridge on Mana
tee Avenue leading to Anna Maria Island.
To us the evenings were exciting examples of democ
racy at work and we felt a surge of our old idealism. In
recent years so many of our citizens have lost faith in our
democratic system as it is operating today. Our represen-
tatives at all levels, local, state and national, have lost their
credibility and our trust.
Particularly worrisome to us is that many of our
young people have given up and have no interest in par-
ticipating in our governmental system as they see it.
Where is our future if we lose this generation?
... Ever since a new bridge for Manatee Avenue was first
proposed, there has been misunderstanding and lack ol
communication between the governmental agencies in-
volved and the people directly affected.
FDOT has lost contact with what the people want and
is presenting only one solution a 65-foot high fixed-
span bridge to a problem that has many conceivable
solutions. We don't understand why we are told that this
is THE bridge which will be built on Manatee Avenue
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S while in Sarasota Longboat Key residents are urged to
f attend a hearing to determine which of four options they
prefer for the Ringling Causeway.
We hope the leaders of FDOT will demonstrate that
they listened to the hundreds of voices at the hearings, that
they care about preserving our fragile barrier islands and
that they care about how they spend taxpayer money. WE
ask them to reopen the planning process to incorporate
local opinion and to ensure that the final option chosen
represents the best solution for all concerned.
The people have spoken. Please show us you listened.
Douglas and Priscilla Maynard, Holmes Beach
Other bridge opinions leak
with bad facts
The editor has stated this column constitutes only
My concern is that erroneous opinions, unchallenged,
could have the same effect as brain surgery performed by
a bartender. It's especially true regarding Island safety.
Example: FDOT claims our bridge has only a 17.5
foot clearance, and fails USCG's 21-foot minimum.
False. It ACTUALLY has 25 feet. Water depth, costs,
ecoimpact, hazards, upkeep, etc. ALL were provably dis-
Later, we read of a post-storm relief "hidden cost" in
avoiding a 79-foot (not 65-foot) fixed span. Bridge height
relation to relief funding loses us, unless it is Florida's
$55+/-mil. more for two spans than for rebuild.
Assuming evacuation, consider: Our roadways are only
about six feet above high tide. The deepest possible surge
(NOAA CAT. 5) is 18 feet Our existing bridgebed isjust over
27 feet (nine feet higher)... if you can getto it
Spending those millions ofdollars to be 57 feet higher is
absurd. Thee is also about a 300% increase in wind veloc-
ity. Policy closes them at40 to 45 mph... provable, not opin-
ion. We pray for another documented 130 years above wa-
ter, but even that one failed to "wipe out" our key.
Two more facts: In an emergency, dispatch directs
bridge tenders to lock spans down until it's over. A long-
time EMS supervisor states he knows of NO ambulance
ever blockedhere by open spans. We have "timed open-
ings" so drivers KNOW when to avoid them.
Lastly, the myth of wasted gasoline and injurious mon-
oxide bubbless:" Vehicles wait three-and-a-half to five min-
utes for each opening. An engine uses thee to four times the
horsepower/gasoline climbing over a 75-and-a-half foot
"hump" (more towing a boat) than it does idling, relating di-
rectly to the amount of gas used/monoxide produced. Com-
pare one draw to a dozen stoplights to Bradenton.It's hoped
these verifiable opinions clarify some grave misconceptions.
Mergatroyd Frunch a.ka. James Kissick,
Fix US 301 with bridge money
The Island of Anna Maria cannot possibly grow io be a
metropolitan community or business center-limited vacant
land or building sites are rapidly being filled, parking space.
to physicallyplace motor vehicles is a weekend nightmare and
becoming a daily problem.
Ninety percent of the traffic to Anna Mariais of a leisure
or vacation nature; traffic volume and express speed to reach
a place where trafficflow is restrictedby limited roadways and
limited parking is notjustification to impact the environment,
disturb existing facilities and eliminate the characterof sound
Character does not become obsolete. Free flow of water
vessels and vehicle traffic in a leisure and vacation environ-
ment cannot possibly justify the expenditure of eight and one-
half million dollars; not including moneys already spent and
demolition to be done.
Conditions like Highway 301 from the city of Parrish
through Ellenton are in dire need of improvement for the
agricultural business (farmers, truckers, commuters, tourist
industry and others). Rear-end collisions and more serious
accidents are far more prevalent on this stretchof US 301 than
the Anna Maria drawbridge.
Island evacuation in two, five, andfor ten year incidents
would normally have traffic flowing in an exit direction. The
restriction of flow will be through the semi-residential areas
of Gulf Drive and other limited or congested roadways in lieu
of the drawbridge. Evacuation expediency depends on more
bridges not funneling traffic over restricted roadway capac-
ity to limited numbers of any kind of bridge.
If budgeted funds (federal or otherwise) are limited to
"bridge projects," priorities need to be re-studied more real-
istically and locate bridges (if needed) according to popula-
tion traffic needs, or revert funds to existing-bridge mainte-
nance but preferably to the needs of US 301 and similarroad-
ways that do have traffic hazards.
Leslie G. Pickett,
Leslie G. Pickett and Associates Inc., Architects
For more of your opinions, see page 8
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 9, What's In a Name,
by June Alder
This is the former the heart of Palma Sola as it looked in 1976, with Billy Hull's
boarded-up hotel at right.
THE REAL PALMA SOLA
This week, I'm going to take you on
a quick tour of Palma Sola. Not the 1920s-
style, upscale Palma Sola Park subdivision
along 75th Street, but Old Palma Sola
along the Manatee River, which may have
escaped your notice.
Here's what you do. Turn north on
75th Street and drive on past the Bollettieri
Tennis Club on up to 15th Street N.W. Go
slowly east on quiet, residential 15th Street
to 71st Street N.W.
You've now reached what used to be
Palma Sola's main drag at the turn of the
Look to your left (better pull over to
the side of the road). 71st Street leads to
the former location of a bustling commer-
cial dock built by A.N. Pillsbury, J.A.
Felts and H.W. Phelps.
Here was where Favorite Line steam-
ers used to dock to be loaded up with
crates of oranges, pineapples, papaya,
guava and all kinds of produce. The jellies
were served in plush Pullman railway din-
ers and at New York hotels like the
Near the dock was Pillsbury's ship-
yard and a large building that was the
community social center where dances,
clam chowder parties and pileau (or
"perlou") dinners were held. Perlou, the
way the Palma Sola women made it, was
a chicken-and rice dish so expertly spiced
up with black pepper and what not that any
old hens thrown in tasted like they'd gone
to heaven and risen again.
Turn south on 71st Street and in a
wink, passing where the Lone Palm
Guava Factory used to make jellies for
New York's Waldorf Astoria, you're in
what used to be downtown Palma Sola.
On the empty southeast corer of 71st
and Riverview Boulevard two concrete
two-story buildings were erected in 1913.
One building had a general store on the
ground floor and rooms for rent on the
second floor. The other building was the
post office. Both are gone now; the cross-
roads is bleak; dominated by a Circle K
store and an old gas station converted into
an upholstery store kitty-corner from it.
Unfortunately, the hotel seldom had
any paying guests. Maybe it was the de-
meanor of their host.
Billy Hull, a Tennessee
backwoodsman with a thick white mus-
tache, a patch over one eye (a shotgun
blast removed the eyeball), a nose dented
by a bullet and a mittened hand (mangled
in a logging accident) spent most of his
days stalking about town with his hands
clasped together beneath his coattails and
wearing a coonskin cap on his head.
Frosty or scorching weather it made
Billy's son looked quite a bit like
him thin and gaunt: But when he was
elected to the U.S. House of Representa-
tives Palma Solans treated both father
and son with more respect. Imagine their
surprise when Cordell was made Secre-
tary of State by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt and in 1945 was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize for his role in organiz-
ing the United Nations.
If you're still with me, drive on down
71st Street and turn west onto 9th Avenue
N.W. and you're at the Bollettieri tennis
club corner on 75th Street again. This is
where you start on a pleasant drive along
what once was called the Palma Sola
Loop 9th Avenue N.W. to 99th Street
N.W., north to 17th Avenue N.W. then
ending at 75th Street.
This was where most old-time Palma
Solans lived and had their farms and
groves. To name a few: the Davises, the
Pettigrews, the Switzers, the Feltses, the
Sikeses, and the Rogerses (Lena Rogers,
who married horticulturist Clyde Phelps,
a Pillsbury descendant, was teacher at the
Anna Maria Island school for many
Tree and flower farms, all neat and
symmetrical, abound within the Loop
now along with the gradually encroach-
ing status symbols of suburbia. But still
to be appreciated perhaps at a later
time, in a more leisurely fashion -is the
sturdy old Palma Sola Community
Church surrounded by the hoary tomb-
stones of the community cemetery. Some
of the names on the headstones can be
seen on mailboxes along the Loop.
(For a map to guide you on your tour,
try to get hold of a gem of a book called
"Around the Palma Sola Loop," by Fred
Hall, which is so slim it's hardly visible
on the shelf at the Island Library.)
of Palma Sola
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Re: The Bridge
Doesn't this illustration apply in the State of Florida,
Anna Maria, and specifically Holmes Beach?
C. Martin, Holmes Beach
Don't turn my bridge bells off
I recently attended the public hearing about the 65-
foot fixed-span bridge and one of the speakers, a Ms.
Reichard, mentioned a disruption of a Native American
Is it possible for Ms. June Alder to do an editorial on
the whereabouts of this sacred burial ground, as to loca-
tion and significance?
I have a condo in Sun Bow Bay and the bridge is a
part of my picturesque view. I am opposed to a fixed-span
bridge as I enjoy the siren/bell that tells me the draw-
bridge is opening or closing. It is also a pleasure to watch
the sailboats going to and fro.
Keep up the good work. Your paper is my favorite,
even better than the Bradenton or Manatee papers. "Street
Life" and "Those Were The Days" are among my favor-
Any information on the burial ground will be appre-
Mary Lou Stevens, Holmes Beach
EDITORS NOTE: An article entitled 'Perico's
prehistoric citizens, or historic FDOT bulldozing,'
appeared in the April 8, 1993, edition of the Islander
Island school producing
This letter was addressed to Jim Kronus, principal, Anna
Maria Elementary School
After a very enjoyable time spent at your school indulg-
ing my face-painting skills, I would like to express my thanks
and appreciation to the principal, teachers and parents and
of course to the students themselves for the extraordinar-
ily fine behavior of these young people while celebrating the
FTO's Fall Festival to benefit the school.
It was an experience that I will remember with plea-
sure and look forward to repeating if the chance arises in
It was refreshing to encounter young people so well-
mannered and polite.
My congratulations on the work you are doing.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard, Holmes Beach
New bridge = lost lifestyle
I am very much in favor of keeping our existing
drawbridge and of rehabilitating and refurbishing it, ac-
cording to what needs to be done.
If the proposed mega-bridge were to be built, the
complete ambiance of the Island would be shattered and
our relaxed lifestyle will be passe. The new bridge would
bring more tourists to our Island paradise. Commercial-
ism would take over and it would be like another Atlan-
tic City. Gulf Drive would be like Atlantic Avenue and
then the traffic would really be snarled.
Part of the lure of the Island is the great fishing. Were
else in the world would we see all ages fishing from the
bridge? I often think of Norman Rockwell and imagine
him painting in this rustic setting. A modern span bridge
would be completely out of character.
The argument that a 65-foot bridge would not restrict
evacuation from Anna Maria Island during a hunicane does
not hold water. The examples of the devastation in Home-
stead would prove otherwise. In some instances, the houses
remained standing and the roofs were blown away. The di-
rector of the National Hurricane Center stated that the wind
speeds would be 57 percent higher atop a 65-foot clearance
bridge than atop a 25-foot clearance bridge.
At the first public hearing one participant remarked
that the opponents of the new bridge act as if Anna Maria
Island is the only place that exists. This is probably very
true and the reason why so many people have chosen to
live here. Why shouldn't we want to keep it as the Uto-
pia that it is? We never heard that the Island was like any
other busy metropolitan city in the north.
I wonder how many of the 200,000 people in Mana-
tee County even inhabit the beaches. We know many Is-
land people who never go near them and this is difficult
for my husband and me to understand because we are
water people and we have trouble staying away from it
Granted the public beaches are to be enjoyed by ev-
eryone alike, but why open up another Coney Island when
it is not necessary? I rest my case.
Eileen Lambertson, Holmes Beach.
Please relocate to Longboat Key
My Island past remembers a single wooden bridge. But
"shortsighted," I "caved in," according to a letter-writing
couple who have been here 12 years, in a letter to the editor
in a local newspaper. What does set me apart is continual at-
tendance at hearings and serious bridge research. Thinking
citizens, invited county-wide, spoke loud and clear recently
as to the most odious misinformation ever foisted onto us by
a state agency. Span openings, malfunctions and accidents
dominated this couple's complaints. Fact:
1. Bridge tenders cause 99 percent of lock pin prob-
lems, which are 90 percent of span problems (source,
Florida Department of Transportation) they open off-
schedule because the U.S. Coast Guard Bridge Adminis-
trator okayed it as discretionary, the same one who cre-
ated the opening schedule increasing YOUR "unaccept-
able nuisance" by a whopping 50 percent. Did you file a
complaint, participate in the NPRM, or assist in the effort
to correct the resultant chaos?
2. Span openings, supposedly timed to our planned
ingress/egress, average 3.5-4 minutes (now) about eight
times a day. If you located here 12 years ago unaware of
these factors, the dozen or so stoplights into Bradenton
must.be a real bummer.
3. You SHOULD get angry when a bridge is ILLE-
GALLY held open for a distant boat, or pins are pulled
without one in sight have YOU officially complained,
or done exactly as DOT hoped and blamed it on the hard-
ware, not the operator whom DOT pays?
4. A veteran Emergency Management Services man-
ager can recollect NO instance of an ambulance failing its
mission here due to a span. Dispatch directs tenders to
lock the bascule in emergencies. DOT's project "bible"
rates the State Road 64 span's accident record "low."
This couple, ready to have $50 million of state dol-
lars squandered when $3 million of federal dollars would
do the job, attempts to debunk "all of the arguments,"
refusing logic that it is stupid to invite a structure to a high-
hazard, 98 percent built-out barrier island in direct con-
flict with document logic/provable fact. Statewide policy
closes megabridges at 45 mph, less for buses and vans. A
total of 30-40 percent of the people on Marco Island,
300,000 on Miami Beach during Hurricane Andrew, and
12,000 at Atlantic Beach during Hurricane Julie didn't get
off! DOT provably falsified NOAA velocity hazards,
water depth, mangrove counts, permit status, clearances,
costs and just about everything else and you bought it!
If the ambiance we created, are trying to protect, and
which we offer to one and all is too much to endure, please
relocate to Longboat Key. Having no mainland span for you
"and your neighbors" to condemn, we hope you swim well!
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
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Volunteers earlier this year planted mangroves and sea oats at Leffis Key in the continuing effort to restore the
area to a more natural state, and to increase the marine life in the region.
Leffis Key boardwalk
Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach will soon feature an
additional 600 feet of boardwalk, compliments of the State
The mammoth habitat restoration site across from
Coquina Beach received $91,000 from the State of
Florida's Pollution Recovery Trust Fund. The money will
be used to expand the existing northern boardwalk further
north, then turn south and cross the lagoon to tie in with
the existing footpath.
"The new boardwalk will provide a more varied ex-
perience than exists currently," Manatee County Environ-
mental Action Committee's Jack Gorzeman said. He ex-
plained the boardwalk would run at grade, slightly above
grade, and at four feet above ground for its 600 feet in
length. Two decks overlooking Anna Maria Sound will
also be constructed, as will signage.
Gorzeman said the EAC is drawing construction
specifications now for the project, and should go out to
bid on the project shortly.
Leffis Key -some still call it Coffee Key-has been
the site of one of the area's largest restoration efforts. In con-
junction with the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program,
30 acres of land were cleared of non-native vegetation.
Mangroves and sea oats have been planted, and a lagoon
formed. All the changes should serve to provide a more dy-
namic environment for marine life.
Mayor, 2 commission seats up for
grabs in Anna Maria City
Come December, Anna Maria City residents will
know whether to expect a routine election or a controver-
sial bid for the job of mayor and two commissioners.
The terms of Mayor Ray Simches, Commissioner
Doug Wolfe, and Commissioner Max Znika will ex-
pire in February.
The qualifying period runs from noon, December
13, through noon, December 27. The election will be
held on February 8, 1993. Candidates must file at the
Anna Maria City Hall with City Clerk Peggy Nelson.
Requirements to qualify are:
(1) Signature of 10 registered voters residing in the
City of Anna Maria.
(2) Election assessment of 1.5 percent of the an-
nual salary for the office sought or undue-burden oath
(Mayor $6,000 yearly salary, $90 fee; Commis-
sioners $3,000 yearly salary, $45 fee).
(3) Completed "Appointment of Campaign
(4) Completed "Form 1 Statement of Financial
(5) Completed "Form 7 Gift Disclosure" (for in-
cumbent officeholders only).
(6) Completed candidate "Loyalty Oath."
(7) Completed "Statement of Candidate" form.
Voter registration books will close on Monday,
January 10. Council members will take office on the
Tuesday following the February 8 election.
Alley closing may solve trespass problem
A professional mediator and a court restraining order
can not stop one neighbor from trespassing on another's
property in the Anna Maria City.
The city may close an alley in an attempt to solve the
A feud has been ongoing since 1990 because one fam-
ily has continued to use an alley between Spring and Mag-
nolia Avenues as a means to use another resident's prop-
erty for ingress and egress. The city hired a professional
mediator in June of this year in an unsuccessful attempt to
solve the problem.
The mediator, Isabel Fleisher, attended a neighbor-
hood meeting which was held at Anna Maria City Hall in
May. She notified city officials that the situation was
worsening and stated that further attempts at mediation
would be futile.
Fleisher also suggested that legal action be taken.
When verbal and physical abuse allegedly occurred,
Carol Ann Magill of 403 Spring Ave. and her tenant,
David Miller, obtained a court restraining order against
James Luthmers, who resides at 405 Spring Ave. Now,
a group of property owners whose homes abut the ease-
ment alleyway have asked the city to intervene.
After seeking advice from the city attorney, Com-
missioner Dorothy McChesney presented a proposal at
last week's work session asking that the alley be closed
to all traffic including vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles.
If the proposal is approved, each property owner
whose property joins the alley would have the right to use
five feet of easement as part of their back yards. They
will obtain the right to improve the property including the
right to erect fences.
The city would not vacate the alley and would retain
the right to use the property should the need arise. Ad-
ditionally, the city would not be obligated to reimburse
residents for any improvements made to the property.
Utility companies would retain the right to service
power lines, perform inspections and trim trees.
Anna Maria commissioners are expected to vote on the
proposal at the regular city meeting scheduled for Nov. 23.
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Giant plant to invade Island Players' December show
poor flower shop. While making an effort to "find him-
self," he develops a new plant He discovery launches him
into fame and fortune, but his plant becomes ... something
else. That "something else" is Audrey II.
When at her fullest, Audrey II describes herself as a
cross between a Venus fly-trap and an avocado her
words. Hertffeater resume says "she first appeared on
earth during a total eclipse of the sun" this, she ex-
plains, could be the reason for her insatiable appetite and
most unusual voice. She refused to comment on her favor-
ite food (though her eyes never left this reporter's), but she
was quite'open about her vital statistics.
Island theater teen broadens acting horizon
By Joy Courtney there was alot of talent and experience there that night.
To perform at the Manatee Players' Riverfront The- "I was more nervous at the Chapel Players' and Islanc
aterin Bradentonis along way from starring in a second- Players' auditions, though, because then I didn't know
grade play. Sixteen-year-old Islander Nicole Quigley has what to expect. Walking through the Riverfront's door,
successfully made the trip thanks, she felt ready because I knew what wa
says, to Island community theater. going to happen and what would be
Quigley, of Holmes Beach, plays expected of me. I learned a tremendous
Amy Spettigue in the Players'-current amount about theater on the Island."
production of "Charley's Aunt." The Quigley calls Island director
play, which runs through Nov. 21, is an Dottie McChesney her "mentor.
English farce staged in the 1800s. In an McChesney directed Quigley in "Ou
era when courting was done only with Town," "The Curious Savage," and
a chaperone in tow, two graduating stu- "The Heidi Chronicles."
dents from Oxford University find "Dottie has never stopped en
themselves unable to be alone with couraging me. She's taught me so
their ladies to propose. much," said Quigley.
One of them solves the dilemma I After "Charley's Aunt,
by producing "Charley's Aunt," and Quigley explained she was going t(
comedy runs rampant from there. limit her theater activities to school be
"I auditioned for 'Our Town' at -cause, "A school play allows more time
the Roser Chapel Players (in Anna
Maria City) three years ago on a whim," said Quigley.
"But once I did it, I was hooked on theater."
At the age of 13, Quigley cut her theater teeth on the
demanding role of Emily in "Our Town." A year later, she
played Fairy May in the Chapel Players' "The Curious
Savage," followed by a three-roles-in-one-play part in the
Island Players' 1992 production of "The Heidi
"Except in school, I've never been in a play off the Is-
land," said Quigley. "Some friends encouraged me to try out
fix 'Charley's Aunt' so IwntbutIdidn'tthinklhadachance
For this 11th student at Manatee High School, "study"
is an important word. Her junior year class load includes
chemistry, algebra II, Honors English, French IV, and
Is theater worth all the sacrifice to Quigley includ-
ing missing the football games of her beloved-Manatee
High School Hurricanes?
"Theater involves a lot of work, but in the end it's
worth it. The cast becomes a family and you develop re-
lationships you'll have for a long time. So, the answer's
yes. Yes, it really is worth it."
By Joy Courtney
Audrey II, the star of the zany musical, "Little Shop
of Horrors," is coming to Anna Maria City by semi-
All 800 pounds of flower (?) and crate will depart
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her debut at the Island Players in December.
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Audrey I says she comes in four sizes and is adorned
by more than 300 thorns over the course of her two-hour
growth span. Her pods range in size from six inches to
seven-and-a-half feet high and she weighs a slight 100
pounds at her largest. She mentioned more than once that
the materials to build her would cost at least $2,800, and
she requires 250 person-hours to assemble her ensemble.
Oh, yes and by the time she's done with her perfor-
mance, all of the stage is her's literally.
Audrey II calls Hampton, N. H. home specifically the
establishment of Ann Camaby, owner of Tracy Theatre Origi-
nals in Hampton. The company is a major supplier of props,
makeup and special effects materials for worldwide profes-
sional and amateur theaters, and is the only company in the
world licensed by "Little Shop of Horrors" originators to
make bookings for the traveling flower.
"Yes, Tracy's the ONLY one that can 'petal' my wares,"
Audrey II said. "Audrey II is a prop, a costume, and a major
part ofthe set dressing in one puppet," saidCamaby. "Shehas
performed in Europe, Bermuda, and western and eastern
Canada in addition to her performances throughout the United
States. She almost made it to South American but and
please don't tell her I said this -her freight was little more
than the producer could handle."
Audrey II said she is also fond of her creator, Martin
P. Robinson. Robinson came to New York in the late 70s
with a background in sculpture and studied acting at the
American Academy of Dramatic-Arts. He won a 1982
Villager Theatre Award for his puppet design of Audrey
II and a Drama Desk Award for Special Effects for his
creation and manipulation of the puppet. Robinson now
works with the Muppets and can be seen as Mr.
Snuffleupagus on Sesame Street.
"I'm looking forward to meeting the people of Anna
Maria Island," said Audrey II. "I know they'll-find the
show "en LIVE ning."
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Islander to be on
Channel 13's Inside Edition
Mike Conley of Bradenton Beach will appear on the
CBS program "Inside Edition" on Dec. 1, aired locally on
WTVT Channel 13.
Conley was called by the show's producers, who got his
name through the Southern Building Code Congress, to per-
form three sets of inspections on a home being built in West
Palm Beach. The show will target the construction techniques
of the home's nationally known building contractor.
"Inother states, number of people have gotten together
and filed a class action lawsuit against the contractor for
shoddy construction," explained Conley. "I was flown over
Friday for the first inspection. The second will be in three
weeks and the third when the work is completed."
Conley, owner of Straight Inspection Service, is a
state certified general contractor, a certified building in-
spector, a certified coastal building inspector and is cer-
tified in Florida hurricane resistant construction.
Reception at Artists Guild
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island invites the
public to a gala reception to announce the opening of its
new refurbished addition, the North Gallery.
The reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, from
1 to 4 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Dr., Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Call 778-6694 or 778-
3036 for more information.
Country variety show this Friday
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will be
transformed into the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, Nov. 19,
as part of the Heritage Week celebration.
The "Nashville Now" show will feature more than 20
of the Island's most talented musicians, singers and danc-
ers, including professional guitarist John G. Hamilton and
singer Pennie Lyn.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $1 for students. Call the
center at 778-1908 or the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island at 778-6694 for ticket information.
Island Christmas '93
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All Island Denominations, composed of six Island
churches, is coordinating Island Christmas '93, anIsland-wide
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The program is for Anna Maria Island residents only.
Referral forms for families and individuals are available at
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The need of referred families and individuals will be
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Referral forms must be returned to the place of pick-
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nations, P. O. Box 305, Anna Maria City, Fla. 34216 for
a referral form.
March for food to be held at
Manatee Public Beach
"One Mile March for Manatee," sponsored by Pace
Fitness, 1st National Bank of Manatee County and Island
Foods to provide Thanksgiving dinner for the needy of
Manatee County, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at
6 p.m. at the Manatee County Public Beach.
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The Anna Maria Art League
will hold its "Secret Shop"
for youthful Christmas
shoppers, ages four to 10,
on Saturday, Nov. 27, from
10 a.m. to 4p.m. at its Art
Center, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Hand-
crafted gifts will be avail-
able at prices ranging from
25 cents to $2.50. Gifts will
be wrapped and tagged and
parents are not allowed
Inside the shop. Getting
s ready for "all the little
shoppers" are league
Members Gail Cutting (left),
Terrie Wickwire, Betsy
Smith and Pat Rickey.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Beach prior to 6 p.m. Marchers are to bring tennis shoes,
shorts, shirts and smiles. Non-participants are welcome to
watch and join the fun.
Donations of $5 or more are requested and will be depos-
ited into The March For Manatee Fund at 1stNational Bank
ofManatee and will go directly toward purchasing turkey and
dressing for the needy of Manatee County. The food will be
delivered the day before Thanksgiving.
Call John or Kim Pace for information at 778-7477.
Basketball is back at center
Registration for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's basketball program will be held from 7 to 8:30
p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the center.
The program is for youth ages 5 to 8; 9 to 12; and 13
to 17 years of age. The fee is $25 for center members and
$30 for non-members.
The Center desperately needs sponsors for the
children's basketball program, according to Program Di-
rector Scott Dell.
Dell is asking local businesses to sponsor a team at a
cost of $75. Anyone interested in helping should phone
the center, 778-1908.
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Gerald 'Jerry' Cigarran
Gerald "Jerry" Cigarran, 87, of Anna Maria and
Sarasota, died Nov. 9 at home.
Born in Tampa, Mr.
Cigarran came to Anna
Maria from there in 1933.
He was a distributor for
Schlitz Brewery and later
r. I .t l was export general sales
manager in Central and
South American for Miller
Trailer of Bradenton. He
6i .was founder of the Anna
Maria Chamber of Com-
merce and the Island
Kiwanis Club. He was instrumental in establishing Mana-
tee County Public Beach in Holmes Beach in 1951.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Escalante; and three
sisters, Clorinda Trigo and Clara Garcia, both of
Clearwater, and Conchita Bruce of Belleair.
Services were held at St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach. National Cremation Society was in charge
of the arrangements.
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Jean E. MacArthur, 77, of Bradenton Beach, died
Nov. 12 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Hopkins, Minn., Mrs. MacArthur came to
Bradenton Beach from Oconomowoc, Wis., 15 years ago.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Roser Me-
morial Community Church, Anna Maria City. She was
past president of the hospital auxiliary for Oconomowoc
Memorial in Wisconsin.
She is survived by her husband, Lee W.; a son, Wil-
liam H., of Bradenton; two daughters, Pam, of Brookfield,
Wis., and Merrilee Miller of St. Petersburg; eight grand-
children; and five great-grandchildren.
No local services were held. Burial was in Milwau-
kee. Memorials may be made to the A.L.S. Association,
21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, Calif.
91364. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of the
Eugene Sledge, 69, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 1 in
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Maria Hi-12 Club. He was a retired business manager of
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and Bonnie Hoover, of Bradenton. Matron of honor
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A reception followed the ceremony in Holmes
Beach. After a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple
reside in Bradenton Beach.
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He is survived by his wife, Leslie; and a son, Eugene
of Dallas; and two daughters, Brenda Longfellow of
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Art League conducts art classes
The Anna Maria Island Art League will begin a new
art class session on Jan. 3. Classes are taught in five-week
sessions and registration is available now.
Classes include watercolor, oil and pastels, beading
on a loom, Sumi-e Japanese painting, calligraphy, oil and
acrylics and colored pencil drawing.
A list of instructors and class dates as well as regis-
tration requirements are available from the Art League by
AAUW calls for outstanding
The American Association of University Women
(AAUW) is seeking nominations of outstanding women
in Manatee County for the 7th Annual AAUW Women's
Membership in AAUW is not a requirement for
nomination. Awards will be given to honor women who
demonstrate leadership, achievement and dedication and
who have made outstanding contribution to their field and
to Manatee County. The award categories are: arts and
community service (paid), community service (volunteer),
the Marjorie Kinnan Education Award, professional
(clergy, health services, law), public service/government,
sports, and lifetime achievement.
The Corporate Award is also given to honor a corpo-
ration or business that has significantly enhanced the role
of women employees in such ways asjob training, hiring,
promotion, development, flexible hours, day care assis-
tance, and encouragement for involvement in professional
and community organizations.
To receive nomination forms, call Ruth Qualich, 792-
0367 by Nov. 29. Nominations must be filed by Jan. 31.
Cortez Street Dance this weekend
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (FISH)
will hold a "Cortez Quarter Moon Street Dance" on Sat-
urday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 11 p.m. along the southern
shoreline of the village at 12306 46th Ave. W, Cortez.
Entertainment will be by the Willy Steele Band fea-
turing southern rock. Soft drinks, beer, mullet sandwiches
and roasted pork will be available for purchase. Admis-
sion is a donation of $2. All proceeds will benefit the
Call Karen Bell or Connie Osborne at 794-1249 for
Republican Bandwagon '94
The Manatee County Republican Executive Commit-
tee will present Republican Bandwagon '94 at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria City on
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Invited guests include U.S. Senator Connie Mack, U.S.
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Bus trip to Lightning game
sponsored by Ducks
D. Coy Ducks of Holmes Beach is sponsoring a bus
trip to the Tampa Bay Lightning versus New York Rang-
ers hockey game on Friday, Nov. 19.
The cost is $45 per person and includes transporta-
tion, beverages and ticket. "We have great seats," said
Ducks' co-owner Bob Slicker. The bus will leave the Is-
land Shopping Center for the game at 6 p.m.
Drop by D. Coy Ducks to sign up soon.
Roser church starts winter
Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria
City will begin its winter schedule of worship as of Sun-
day, Dec. 5.
First Worship Service, Sunday School, and Adult
Bible Class will begin at 9 am. Second Worship Service
and Children's Church will be held at 10:30 a.m.
The church's Seaside Service on Saturdays at the
Gulf end of Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria City will be
held at 5 p.m.
Key Royale Women's
Association to meet
The monthly meeting of the Key Royale Women's As-
sociation will be held in the clubhouse on Monday, Nov. 22.
Tea will be served at 1:30 p.m. prior to the 2 p.m.
meeting. The program will feature a style show with
members of the club modeling.
Apply now for spring term at MCC
New students are encouraged to apply now for admis-
sion to Manatee Community College for Spring Term
1994. After being admitted, new students may register by
appointment for day and evening classes which begin
Wednesday, Jan. 5. The term ends May 3.
Now through Jan. 11, Admissions and Registration
offices are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thurs-
day. Offices close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Proof of immunization for measles and rubella is re-
quired for those born after 1956. For more information,
call MCC Admissions office on the Bradenton campus at
493-3504, ext. 2163.
Retired Insurance Brains
The Retired Insurance Brains (RIB) of Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, will hold its monthly luncheon meet-
ing at Lido Beach Holiday Inn, 233 Ben Franklin Dr.,
Sarasota, on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
A social hour begins at 11 am. followed by lunch at
noon. All retired insurance industry people and their
guests are welcome to attend.
For reservations or further information, call Fed
Mischler at 778-6766.
Springfest '94 applications for
artists now available
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host
Springfest '94 on March 12 and 13, 1994, in Holmes
Beach. The juried Fine Arts Festival will feature original
works by artists and craftsmen in all media. Cash awards
will be given in all categories.
Completed applications must be received by Jan. 15.
To receive an application, send request along with a self-
addressed, stamped envelope to: Anna Maria Island Art
League, Springfest '94, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, Fla. 34217, or call (818) 778-2099.
Special watercolor workshop
at Art League
The Anna Maria Art League will offer a Masters'
Watercolor Workshop to advanced and professional wa-
tercolor artists on Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 6,
7, and 8, at the League's facility in Holmes Beach.
The workshop will be conducted by Susanna Spann of
Bradenton. Tuitionis $150 plus a $10 registration fee fornon-
members. There is a limited enrollment of 20 students. Call
the league at 778-2099 for details and to register.
Island Branch Library hosts two
The Bradenton Doll Collectors Club Will have a display
at the Island BranchLibrary through December. The collec-
tion, coordinated by Monica Lukas, will feature dolls, paper
dolls, teddy bears and miniatures for doll houses.
Concurrently, Island artist Sydney McKenna will
have an exhibit of her watercolors on display.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet
at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Rd., Bradenton. Julie
McClure, representative 68th District, and Charles Lee,
Senior vice-president Florida Audubon, will speak. For
further information, call Don Bansen, 794-0255.
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Accepting New Patients
3909 East Bay Drive (Suite 100) Holmes Beach
778-1007 Day/Night 9 to 5: 778-6631
New patients are welcome.
3909 East Bay Drive
(Suite 205) Holmes Beach
OPEN: MONDAY thru THURSDAY 8:30 to 5:30
FRIDAYS BY APPOINTMENT
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Nov. 5, information, 412 Pine Ave., Five O'Clock
Marine. The officer accompanied Harry Boothe, Anna
Maria building official, to the marina to inform the owner
that the marina is in violation of the city's 25-foot setback
from the center of the road.
Nov. 6, warrant arrest, SR 789 and SR 684. While
investigating a disabled vehicle the officer performed a
routine check and found three outstanding warrants.
Nov. 8, theft of bicycle, 2500 block of Gulf Drive
Nov. 9, trespass, 200 block of Gulf Drive South. A
renter, unhappy over a raise in the rent, kicked in the
landlord's door. A trespass warning was issued.
Nov. 9, burglary of a stereo from an automobile,
2700 block of Gulf Drive North.
Nov. 9, grand theft of a trailer, old Coquina boat
Nov. 10, theft of $2 in gasoline, 2513 Gulf Dr. N.,
Nov. 10, burglary and stalking, 2300 block of Gulf
Drive North. The complainant said her ex-boyfriend ar-
rived at her house and attempted to break in. He left, then
called her and told her he had entered her apartment ear-
lier in the day and taken two cassette tapes from a bed-
room closet The report noted that the suspect has a his-
tory of stalking and harassing ex-girlfriends.
Nov. 10, fleeing to elude, DWLS, no motor vehicle
registration, attached tag not assigned, possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams, SR 789 and SR 684. While driv-
ing in front of the officer, John Lee Wilkerson, 24, of
Bradenton, ran a stop sign. The officer pursued Wilkerson
who made several turns before suddenly stopping his
motorcycle and attempting to jump off. The officer
grabbed him and he told the officer he was trying to get
away because he had marijuana in his pocket The officer
found a bag of marijuana, a lighter and a pipe in
Wilkerson's pocket A routine check showed his driver's
license had been suspended.
Nov. 11, found property, 2400 block of Avenue A.
The complainant approached the officer on patrol and said
she had found a blue bag with marijuana and a pipe inside.
She gave it to the officer.
Nov. 11, disorderly conduct, 200 block of Gulf
Drive North. The officer was dispatched to a fight in
progress and arrested one of the combatants.
Nov. 6, grand larceny of $800, 2900 block of Av-
Nov. 6, suspicious persons, 100 block of 48th Street
The complainant said there were four subjects laying in
her backyard under a blanket The yard is adjacent to the
beach. The subjects left the area before the officer arrived.
Nov. 7, noise from a loud party, 200 block of Har-
bor Drive South.
Nov. 7, disorderly intoxication, 3007 Gulf Dr., An-
chor Inn. Jonathan M. Neilen, 29, of Nokomis, claimed
he had been beaten by an unknown person in front of the
bar. Bystanders told the officer that Neilen had fallen due
to intoxication while attempting to kiss an intoxicated
woman. Neilen was cursing and shouting at the officer and
paramedics and was asked three times to stop making a
disturbance. The bar manager came out and Neilen lunged
at him and attempted to hit him. Neilen was placed in
Nov. 7, DUI, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams and possession of paraphernalia with drug, Gulf
Drive and East Bay Drive. The officer stopped Amanda
McKellar, 25, of Bradenton, for numerous traffic viola-
tions and asked for her driver's license, which she couldn't
find. The officer detected the strong odor of an alcoholic
beverage and reported that her eyes were bloodshot, her
pupils dilated, her face flushed and she was staggering.
The officer began field sobriety tests but stopped because
he was afraid she would fall. She was placed in custody.
The officer retrieved her purse and searched for her
driver's license, which he found, in addition to marijuana
and cigarette rolling papers.
Nov. 8, found property, 500 block of Manatee Av-
enue. A city employee found a black leather wallet in a
ditch and turned it in at the police station.
Nov. 9, warrant arrest, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Pub-
Nov. 9, assistance, 2700 block of Avenue B. The
complainant reported a vehicle stuck in the mud at the end
of Avenue B. The officer located the driver of the VW bus
in the 2400 block of Gulf Drive. The driver said he got
stuck trying to turn around and was looking for a friend
Lashed to the deck
Senior Chief John Foster of U.S.C.G. Station Cortez is
lashed to the deck during friendly kidnapping by the
Anna Maria Island Privateers.
Coast Guard Chief
The question of the day at the U. S. Coast Guard Sta-
tion in Cortez was "Who declared war on Cortez?" The
answer was nobody.
On Oct. 2, the 30th anniversary of U.S.C.G. Auxiliary
Flotilla 8-3, Marion Cavanagh, social chairperson of Flo-
tilla 8-3, thought a kidnapping would add to the day's
Wanting the job to be done right, Cavanagh asked the
Anna Maria Island Privateers to kidnap Senior Chief John
Foster of U.S.C.G. Station Cortez.
with a truck to pull it out. The complainant wanted the
driver to, re-sod his yard. The officer told the driver to re-
turn in the morning and fill the holes.
Nov. 10, service, 3900 East Bay Drive. A woman
locked her keys in her car.
Nov. 10, service, 600 block of Manatee Avenue. A
woman locked her keys in her car.
Nov. 11 service, 200 block of 67th Street The of-
ficer removed a snake from a rear porch.
Nov. 11, citation for operating a vehicle with an
open container, 3200 block of Gulf Drive. Frank Drogosz,
67, of Winter Park, was stopped by the officer after a com-
Something very special is happening
on Anna Maria Island.
q&ie Mutiny Inn
Something Innovatively 9fw
Mutiny 'fiansl giving
Whole Turkeys roasted & carved
individually per party.
Innovative & Traditional Side Dishes
Desserts & Select Wines Included
(Leftovers packed for you to take)
Reservations taken exclusively
(Parties of4 ormore)
Please calT 778-5440
605 Manatee Ave. at East Bay Drive
Holi mes Beach
Formerly The "OKeefe's Wine Cellar"
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 4PM-TIL
from the Big Island HAWAII
Includes: Roasted Pig, Ribs,
Chicken and all the trimmings. ,/
$12.50 per person
Drink Specials ~ Door Prizes
Tickets are now on sale
Hurry, they go fast!
204 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 778-6969
IIB PAGE 16 0 NOVEMBER 18, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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School daze ...
Making a mark on books
Shawn Snyder (left), a fifth-grade student at Anna
Maria Elementary School won the "Design Your Own
Book Mark" contest sponsored by the Island Branch
Library to celebrate National Children's Book Week,
Nov. 15 to 19. Representing the library is Mary Kay
Clune, library aide. Snyder's design of a rocket ship
taking off into the clouds extolled "Share the Adventure
- Read The libraryprinted 500 boolokmarks with
Snyder's design, which are available to the public at
Outstanding performance Islander Photos: Joy Courtney
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Nov. 8. First row are
Billy Malfese and Robby Purvis. Second row are Stephen Yencho, Shauna Kim, Amanda Parsels. Third row are
Allamanda Beard Ashley White, Tori Arms, and Denille Smallwood Back row are Jeanie Hutchinson, Kate
Lindahl, Suzanne Wight, Kiernan Wilkins, and Mark Lathrop.
"Ifyou haven't tried it yet,
you're in for a pleasant surprise."
CAFE ON THE BEACH
On Beautiful Manatee Beach
Open 6 a.m. 7 days a week
Full Thanksgiving Dinner... $7.25
including Pumpkin Pie
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Daily
Live Entertainment Every Evening from 5-8 (Weather Permitting)
Plenty of Parking
At the Gulf end of Manatee Ave.! 778-0784
T le^ ^ RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
AN OYSTER BAR ON
RESTAURANT ANNA MARIA CITY PIER
& LOUNGE 778-0475
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW...
Thanksgiving Day Menu
Turkey Dinner...... $995 Kids (under 12) ............ $5.95
Roast Pork Homemade stuffing, mashed
Loin Dinner ........ $7 9 potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie.
FRESH FLORIDA STONE CRAB CLAWS PRIME RIB au Jus
Caught from our own Boats 1495 s ...11,9512 .... 4.95
1 lb. Dinner ....................................................... oz
STUFFED FLORIDA LOBSTER FRESH GULF GROUPER
Whole .......... 14.95 1/2 Stuffed...... $995 DINNER 13........ 95
SHRIMP & SCALLOPS DINNER ALL DINNERS HERE
Fried or Broiled. 15 Buttery Bay SERVED WITH CHOICEOF
Scallops and 4 Gulf Shrimp ........................... $795 POTATO AND SALAD
Dine out often!
And be sure to mention
you saw the ads in
The Islander Bystander.
Wlp The finest Italian/Spanish/American
restaurant that does breakfast too!
Just a Sampling of our Dinner Menu
Italian Specialties Spanish Delights
Large Selection of Pasta Dishes Spanish Picadillo
Fried Chicken Yellow Rice & Chicken
Veal Parmigiana Cuban Sandwich
Veal Marsala Black Bean Soup
Prime Rib Spanish Bean Soup
Shrimp Pasta Spanish Pizza
Rotini Bolognese Spanish Flan
2for I Early Bird Specials 4:30-6pm Daily
Ches's Delicious Nightly Specials
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Hours: Breakfast, Barn-noon; Lunch, 11am-2:00pm;
S&S PLAZA 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 4
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ISLAND PACKAGE LIQUORS
FINE WINE SPIRITS BEER ICE
Free Delivery Full Service Low Prices
5904 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Fresh Oysters for Your Oyster Dressing.
New England Seafood Flown in Fresh.
Stop In to See Us for the Freshest Fish Availabh
Special Prices on Whole Fish
Also Available Smoked Fish!
Open 10 to 6 Monday thru Saturday
5704 Marina Drive Holn
es Beach 778-0333
nes Beach 778-0333
LUNCH or BRUNCH ... TRY CRAB CAKES BENEDICT!
HARRY'S CONTINENTAL KITCHENS delightful dining gourmet take-out stylish catering
525 ST. JUDES DRIVE 5600 Block Gulf of Mexico Drive LONGBOAT KEY 383-0777
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 18, 1993 I PAGE 17 [im
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Endangered species no, not the kids
The fourth-grade students ofAnna Maria Elementary School presented a program entitled "Endangered Animals"
at the November PTO meeting. The children sang songs such as "Aardvarks on the Ark" and told the audience all
about the animals and why the world needs to protect them.
k 4l o
Where have all the school kids gone?
This classroom is empty due to a fungus. Vicki Small's fourth and fifth grade split
class and the adjoining classroom occupied by Karen Paul's third grade class
have been stripped of all carpet, due to a fungus which made a home in stagnant
water. The water and accompanying "under carpet stuff fermented causing a bad
order and more than a little sneezing. "Over the years, we didn't know water had
seeped through the seams of the carpet each time it was cleaned and had never
really dried underneath," said Jim Kronus, principal. Classrooms were set up in
the school's auditorium. The students are expected to be back in their own rooms
this week after tile is laid.
Dine out often!
And be sure to mention
you saw the ads in
The Islander Bystander.
Best Homemade Breakfast & Lunch Specials on the Island!
PIES & BISCUITS
Thursday: PRIME RIB SPECIAL
Full cut, potato, $5.95
vegetable, salad, rolls $ .
All Day...7 Days a Week
SI EYE OPENER...2 eggs, toast, 0 i0 I&
S home fries and coffee...Only $1.75 *M *
S Island Inn Restaurant
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7AM 2PM 77 01
1701 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach 778-3031
AI ZP NEW YORK
501 VILLAGE GREEN PARKWAY 778-0160
We are back!
Our NEW Location: In Village Green Plaza
(BEHIND THE VIDEO LIBRARY ON MANATEE AVE.)
Anna Maria Northwest Bradenton
Palma Sola Perico Bay Flamingo Cay
Mon-Sat Noon to 10 PM
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
0 rjaA Reservations Now!
Formerly Pete Reynard's
A Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet.
Thursday November 25th 11am-8pm
and in the spirit of tradition ALLYOU CAN EAT!
First Make Your Own Crisp Garden Fresh Salad from our
World Fanous Revolving Salad Bar!
Soups Main Fare
Cream of Turkey Roast Pork
Cream of Turnip Baked Virginia Ham w/fruit sauce
Appetizers Hand carved Whole Turkey
Oysters Rockefeller (plenty of white meat though)
Scalloped Oysters Hand carved Roast Beef au jus
All the extras
Homemade savory dressing Real mashed potatoes Candied yams Giblet Gravy
Butternut squash souffle Cream pearl onions Cranberry sauce
Pumpkin bread baked right here at SHUCKER'S
Dinner Rolls Hard Bread Old Fashion Bread Pudding
... and if you still have room a slice of Pumpkin Pie or Southern Pecan Pie
Don'tforget our 5 banquet rooms for your Christmas parties Call us now!
Chuck Senrick at the Piano Bar Tues-Thurs, Nov 16-18 9pm-til
Sun Nov 20 7pm-til & Mon Nov 21 5-9pm
Karaoke is back! Fri & Sat Nov 19 & 20 9-1
Dance off that turkey & stuffing. Fri & Sat Nov 26 & 27 with
Smokin' Stevie & the Backbreakers 9pm-til
Early Birds 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Dinners Start at $6.95
Hot & Cold Food 'til Midnight Always Banquet Facilities Available
Anna Maria Island, Florida Open Daily Entertainment Nightly -No Cover, No Minimum
5325 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-2233
TY LE GOURMET
ICE CREAM & WAFFLE CONES
Made on Location Now
Ice Cream Pies & Cakes Pumpkin
Colombo Yogurt Ice
r Soft Serve v Diabetic A Cream!
A FULL SERVICE ICE CREAM PARLOR
Surfing World Viillage 11904 Cortez Road West
Noon 10PM 7 Days a Week 794-5333
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Broccoli
Cuts, Sliced Tomato w/Lettuce and Fruit Cup
Breakfast: Cheese Toast or Cereal, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Turkey w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,
Orange Juice, Hot Roll, Holiday Cake
Breakfast: Waffle w/Syrup or Cereal, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Italian Salad,
Ice Cream Cup
No School Thanksgiving Day
All meals served with milk.
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Lunch & Dinner
Buy 1 Entre6, Get 2nd FREE!
S (Fr Enr mi of equal or leror vae. 15% graluily added before
discountNol valid witi any other dfer or tolauout.) Exp. 11/24/93
Open Daily for Lunch 11:30 to 3 and Dinner 4 to 10
4304 141h St. West Bradenton 758-6390
STake out & Catering Available (Behind Rooms to Go)
L .. .. ... .
Noon to 9 PM .. $9.95
in addition to
S. our regular menu.
PJw2J In.zE l i
Inside or Deckside
OLD FLORIDA STYLE
e BAYFRONT DINING
135 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach
Se f teaS Docking Available
FINE MEXICAN CUISINE
Closed Nov. 25
-- Mon-Sat 10-10 la 10 -
un 10Sun 10-2
371-0161 Deck Overlooking Bayou I /7 II fl
Joe's Eats & Sweets
"Js An IOl dF-i- e Ice C re amIPrlorI
The Best Homemade Ice Cream and
Yogurt made by Joe on premises.
5 to 9 PM
219 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, 778-0007
6 Blocks South of Cortez Bridge.
Pizza & Ice Cream
Now is serving...
Salads Pizzas Sandwiches
along with delicious
Forzen Yogurt Ice Cream
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CENTRE NEXT TO WALGREENS
3244 E. BAY DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
Authentic British Atmosphere
8 British Drafts on Tap
Live British Soccer via satellite TV Saturdays, 10 am
Coronation Street Monday thru Wednesday, 3 p.m.
MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW FOR
Soup or salad. Roast turkey with $ 95
stuffing. Plus two vegetables. 8
Regular menu available.
Open Daily --
BRITISH PUB Open Daily
RESTAURANT Serving Lunch &
@ ,- 1Dinner
2519 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach 778-5173
Certified Executive Chef Authentic Croissants
Fine Selection of
Imported French Wines
Arriving by Concorde ...
Special Five-Course Dinner
Thursday, November 18
Entertainment by Annie
Reservations 6 & 8 PM only
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Served I to 8 PM
Plus ... Choice of Two Entrees a la carte
Breakfast and Lunch Dining in France
Tues thru Sat Thur, Fri & Sat
Sunday 8AM-1:30PM Sunday 5:30-9PM
Reservations Suggestedfor Dinner
Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Freshly Cut & Freshly Made to Order
SOUP & SALAD BAR
Servedfor Lunch and Dinner
SALL OCCASION PARTY TRAYS
SICE CREAM CAKES
& FROZEN YOGURT PIES (ON REQUEST)
Mon-Sat 10 AM 9 PM Sunday 12 to 9 PM
Eat-In or Take-Out
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
BEER WINE LIQUOR
7AM to 2:30AM
3007 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-3085
OUT OF BOUNDS
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
NOV 18, 19 & 20 9:30 PM 1:30 AM
Have a Happy
from the staff
- and friends at
Sunday Satellite Football
Monday Night Football
Free Hot Dogs Monday During Games
Tuesday Nights -
Restaurant Appreciation Drink Specials
Nov 17 20
9 PM to 1 AM
KITCHEN OPEN DAILY 11 AM
BANTAM PLAZA 10104 CORTEZ RD. WEST
-1.5 MILES EAST FROM BEACH ON CORTEZ RD.
** : t -i
Simply ... the soul of Europe
in the heart of Longboat Key.
Award winning Italian Continental Cuisine
Ivo Scafa, Proprietor
Adjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
2065 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ldngboat Key
"The best hamburgers and ,
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven." ~lia I-
,uffg, Pat Geyer, Owner. \... ,'e' "&
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 1 lam-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
SThe Island Spirit is at...
Every Sunday Noon
Free Wings & Happy Hour Drink Prices for Players
Double Elimination 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes
Sunday NFL FOOTBALL
100 Wings & Happy Hour Drinks
The Just Dessert
Our Key Lime Pie is made with Real Key Lime
Juice and is rated one of the best in Florida.
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving
Closed Thursday Nov 25
Open 7 Days WATERFRONT DINING
FULL MENU FULL BAR 11 AM 10 PM *
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria Anna Maria Yacht Basin
-Kate's Birthday Party-
So .o .
On the Deck!
7:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.
(ALL DAY ON THE DECK)
2* 2inn2J2 *ni e 2L1
Inside or Deckside
OLD FLORIDA STYLE
Se e BAYFRONT DINING
135 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach
Se 0 o tea s Docking Available
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 18, 1993 0 PAGE 19 I~i
" SIGN OF THE MERMAID 4i
... invites you to tea!
Morning Tea Room for the Holidays.
Every Sunday thru the month of
December. 9 AM to 1 PM.
Dinner Nightly from 5 PM
Quiet on Tuesdays
9707 GULF DR, ANNA MARIA
9 The comer of Palm Avenue & Gulf Drive
THE HUNT CLUB
By Popular Demand
From 2:00 p.m.
Children under 8 $5.00
LIMITED MENU ALSO AVAILABLE
Poached Salmono Prime Rib Lamb Shank
Soup or Salad
Mashed or Baked Potato, Vegetable '
NO LUNCH BEING SERVED THANKSGIVING DAY
BAR MENU AVAILABLE AFTER 7 P.M.
IN THE CENTRE SHOPS ON LONGBOAT KEY
5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key
S Now Accepting
SThurs. Nov 25 HAM- O1PM
Includes Choice of.
* Roasted Turkey
* Honey Baked Ham
* Prime Rib or
* Roasted Leg of Lamb
Children under 12 $6.95
(dinner includes salad, rolls & butter and
choice of Pumpkin, Apple or Mince Meat Pie.)
SPECIAL THANKSGIVING EARLY BIRD
Traditional Turkey Dinner 1 To 4 PM
with all the fixin's -
per person --
Thurs Nov 18 8 pm-12 am
Fri & Sat Nov 19 & 20 9 pm-1 am
Sunday Nov 21 8 pm-12 am
Tues & Wed Nov 23 & 24 8 pm-12 am
HAPPYHOUR *2 FOR 1 *9pm to 11pm
1/2 PRICE I
IBuy one early bird or
dinner entree receive
2nd of equal or lessor
value for 1/2 price.
(15% gratuity added before
discount. Valid Tues-Sun
Buy one early bird or
dinner entree receive
2nd of equal or lessor
(15% gratuity added before
discount. Valid Tues-Sun
Make your Christmas Party
204 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 778-6969
204 Pine Ave.
ID PAGE 20 0 NOVEMBER 18, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Skyline sign of times: first arrival of our special snowbirds
By Bob Ardren
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! Well,
actually I was right the first time, it is a bird, a very large
bird and there are a lot of them.
The turkey vultures are back. Among the earliest of
the snowbirds, these nearly eagle-size critters, with wing
spans often exceeding six feet, take off from their summer
homes as far north as Canada and traditionally arrive in
Florida in early November.
And we've got 'em for the rest of the winter. Not all
of them, I'm told, but more than any other state.
Which only proves they're not as dumb as they look
Often incorrectly called buzzards, the turkey vultures
are readily identified by their red heads, while their cous-
ins, the slightly smaller black vultures, have drab gray
heads. Both earn their keep while wintering here by clean-
ing up road kill and dead critters along the shorelines.
Easy to spot as they soar in our winter skies, the vultures
arejust the early arrivals of a great many migratory birds that'll
be passing this way over the next few months. Another couple
of weeks and the first robins should begin passing through,
heading for far south Florida and the Keys.
Now there're some really smart birds.
There's some good news about our local waters,
too. Two restoration projects, one in St. Pete and one in
Sarasota, are nearly complete and fully functioning. These
kinds of things give us hope maybe things are getting
better that we can restore the badly-needed marine
nurseries we've stupidly destroyed over the years.
Poor old Mangrove Bay, just south of the Gandy Bridge,
has simply been a dump for years. But the Southwest Florida
Water Management District decidedit would be a good dem-
onstration of what can be done with a little effort. And that
group (Swiftmud), that we so often 'cuss and discuss, decided
to restore Mangrove Bay to a natural habitat.
WE'VE GOT ESP*
AND WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT TOO!
Our ESP* (ENERGY SAVINGS PLAN)
is a twice-a-year inspection, lubricating, adjust-
ing, and cleaning of your heating/cooling sys-
tem to keep it running at peak efficiency.
At $48.00 for both visits, it's a bargain you
won't want to pass up.
NO high pressure sales.
NO unneeded parts replacement
NO phone solicitations
You'll have to call us or we'll never meet.
Just call and say, "I want ESP, too!"
778-9622* Holmes Beach
First they went in and ripped out all the exotic plants
such as the pepper trees, and then with the help of the
state's surface water improvement and management pro-
gram some 25,000 native wetland plants were in-
stalled. Most of that work was done by volunteers from
various conservation groups.
Now, a couple of years later, the mullet are jumping,
fiddler crabs are running around and the area looks, hon-
est to gosh, like it's never been touched by man.
And even more impressive, perhaps, is a similar
project right in downtown Sarasota, located between the
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the library.
Although only about an acre in size, the Sixth Street
Canal Habitat Restoration Projectis mighty impressive. Once
a set of boat ramps, now moved up to 10th Street, the canal
has become a lagoon, and a handsome one at that.
As in St. Pete, the exotic vegetation was ripped out
and the mangroves saved. Next, the whole area was re-
graded to open up more lagoon area, and marsh grasses
Sarasota eventually hopes to build a boardwalk over
the channel leading in and our of the lagoon, but in the
meantime it's already hopping with sealife.
Take a look next time you go down to the Van Wezel
for a program. It's visible from the performing art hall's
front door. And a nice addition to downtown Sarasota.
The American Littoral Society is having a field trip
around Greer Island Park on north Longboat December
3. This is another good chance to learn some more about
our local waters and sealife from their Bill Boothe, a well-
informed guy. Greer Island used to be called Beer Can
Island by a few of us old-timers.
Cost for taking part in the tip is $5 for members and $7
for non-members of the Society (you might think ofjoining)
and they're meeting at 9 am. on North Shore Road of
Longboat. Bring shoes and clothing you can get wet. Swim-
suits are probably a good idea, too, if you feel up to braving
Half Day Cruises $25 per person
Half Day Cruise to
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Sunset Cruises $20 per person
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11 to 13 year olds, Standings for week ending Nov. 12
Galati Marine 10-1-1 52 pts.
LaPensee Plumbing 9-2-1 47 pts.
B&M Heating & Cooling 4-7-1 22 pts.
Island Garden Center 3-8-1 17 pts.
Pettigrew & Peak Sharks 2-10 10 pts.
8 to 10 year olds, Standingsfor week ending Nov. 12
Island Animal Clinic 9-2 45 pts.
Moore's Restaurant 7-1-3 41 pts.
Rotten Ralph's 4-3-4 28 pts.
Manatee Sports Unlimtied 4-5-1 22 pts.
D. Coy Ducks 3-6-2 19 pts.
Island Auto Body 0-10 Opts.
Bergbom to serve in travel
Jack Bergbom, president of Uniglobe Far Away
Travel in Holmes Beach, has been chosen as a re-
gional sales representative for the Third State of the
World Global Conference to be held July 9 through
July 21, 1994, aboard Holland America Lines ms
Statendam, sailing from Scandinavia to Russia.
The State of the World Conference is a non-partisan
organization dedicated to offering educational programs
addressing political and economic issues and continuing
education for professionals in the travel industry.
Persons interested in receiving an invitation to the
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working offshore as well a good indicator of mackerel
and kings. He suggested trying for the fast fish about
seven miles out.
Capt. Mark Bradow was able to bring his clients up
to their limit on redfish several days last week, as well as
Mechanical repairs kept the Miss Cortez Fishing
Fleet in port much of last week. Ruth said they went out
Sunday, though, and brought back a big catch of about
150 head of red and black grouper, beelines, triggerfish,
Key West grunts and porgies.
And on my boat Magic, I've been able to get a few
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Mackerel offshore, as well as grouper and kings
By Capt. Mike Heistand Doris at Annie's Bait & Tackle said Tim Pullen ing on strong to the fishermen's lures. Night fishermen are
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said it looks like tran- caught a 26-inch gag grouper off Longboat Pass Bridge still catching a few snook as well as some flounder.
sition time for fishing the white bait is getting scarce, on a cut ladyfish with a shrimp one night last week. Ac- Capt. Rick Gross said he was able to puthis charters on
so it's time to switch to shrimp to sweeten the hooks. Zack tually, Tim got a double treat he landed a 27-inch mackerel, flounder, snapper and a few snook last week.
said if you're willing to work for them, reds, mackerel, snook on a shrimp he had intended for a ladyfish he hoped At the Anna Maria City Pier, Dave said the anglers
cobia and snapper are out there on the good tides. Trout to use as bait for the big grouper. Way to go! there are also catching a few late-season snook, some
are around too, but are to be found in deeper water around Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria said mackerel and a few flounder. Sheepshead were also com-
channels or in the deep grass beds. a bunch of mackerel are sporting around the pier and com- ing on with the cooler weather early last week, but the
catches have dropped off as the temperature climbed.
Capt. Tom Chaya was able to bring in a whopping
36-inch snook last week, as well as lots of reds.
Flounder, drum and red snapper are the fish-of-the-
Keeper of a week at the Bradenton Beach Pier.
K ne sder of aIA Backwater fishermen out of Perico Harbor Bait &
lTinesierackle are still doing good with redfish, with the best
Scottie Stoddard caught spots being around the grass beds near the flats. There are
this 31-inch snook recently l some snapper under the bridges. For those willing to brave
while fishing with Capt. I the Gulf of Mexico, kingfish are less than three miles off-
Mike Heistand Scottie shore.
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kitchen, whirlpool tub, stone fireplace and large screened
lanai. Central Holmes beach location with banana trees in
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When Buying or Selling
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2217 Gulf Drive
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One of Anna Maria's most popular
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Gorgeous home completely renovated throughout with
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BAYVIEW PLACE Anna Maria City. Fantastic
deepwater canal with easy access to Tampa Bay. A
Large deck overlooking the water is just one of the fea-
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* BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach
in front of this lonely 2BR 2BA, turnkey furnished
condo. Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, secu-
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* $1,100 INCOME Per month from this modern
duplex. 2BR/2BA each side. Amenities include dish-
washer, disposals, laundry room, skylights and cov-
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* 1/2 BLOCK TO GULF OR BAY from this well-main-
tained, 2BR-2BA home. Double car garage, large porch
with sliding screens. Yard is landscaped and partially
fenced. Priced at $130,000. Call Tom Eatman.
* PRIME BUILDING SITE North of Manatee Av-
enue and close to sandy walking beach. Measures
100' x 200' and is zoned for 1-4 units. Offered at
$129,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
GULF FRONTI Magnificient views from all rooms
of this great beach house. Popular rental. Expan-
sive, sandy beach in all directions. Priced at
$349,000. Call Stan Williams for details.
* BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach location
with deep water dockage and fabulous view. Lot is
cleared and measures 85' x 130'. Offered at
$192,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* SUNRISE OR SUNSET Pick your preference from
one of these 2BR-2BA Gulffront or Bay View, unfur-
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and restaurants. Great beach just across the street.
Priced at $86,900 and $89,900. Call Stan Williams.
* SUNSET LANDING Gulf and Bay views from the
balcony of this 2 story, unfurnished townhouse. 2BR-
2.5BA with extra storage and two carports on ground
level. Just across the street for a walk on the beach.
Priced at $119,900. Call Stan Williams.
* HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Completely
renovated, 3BR-2BA, waterfront residence with pool
and deep water docking. Truly a beautiful, must see,
offering. Priced at $274,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
* OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy Gulf views from
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Offered at $164,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view
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with 3200 sf under roof. Complex offers two pools,
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Offered at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
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REAL ESTATE SALES
4909 Gulf Dr
5400 Gulf Dr
444 5400 Gulf DR
6250 Holmes Blvd
53 N Beach Village
3705 EBay Dr
115 Sunbow Bay il
6250 Holmes Blvd
21 North Beach Vlg
8401 Marina Dr
3 residential lots
NEW LISTING ISLAND VILLAGE! #54486
$145,000 ... Brand new, tastefully furnished 3
bedroom, 2 bath. Short walk to beach! Perfect
for renting. Call Karin Stephan, 388-1267.
WEST OF THE GULF #52870 $99,000 ...
Just steps from the beach in a lovely rustic
setting, a great value. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, cen-
tral a/c, eat-in kitchen with a separate dining
room. For an appointment call Carol Heinze,
PELICAN COVE DIRECT GULF VIEW!
#80925 ... Beautifully furnished 2 bedroom, 2
bath condo w/enclosed balconies front & back.
Tennis, spa, pools. Call T. Dolly Young now or
NEW & STEPS TO BEACH! #51345 $169,900
... 3 bedroom, 2 bath, enclosed garages & stor-
age. Cathedral ceilings, French doors.
...RENTALS ... SEASONAL... RENTALS
MARTINIQUE! ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $2500
mo + tax.
WESTBAY COVEI ... Large 1 bedroom,
heated pool, walk to beach shopping. Avaiablel
Dec, Jan, Apr.
LUXURY CANAL FRONT HOME! ... 2/3 bed-
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624 Foxworth Lane
100 feet on deep water canal. 3 bedrooms,
2.5 baths, eat-in kitchen and formal dining
room. 1,880 sq. ft. New sea wall and dock.
The Islander Bystander wants your social and club
news. Call Joy Courtney, Features editor, to find out
how your story can become news! 778-7978.
Sale of the Week
726 Holly Drive is a ground level, two bedroom one-plus
bath home with a carport, built in 1972 on a 50x105 lot.
It was listed and sold by Linda Green, broker of Green
Real Estate, for $117,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222
n. L &ne
2311 Gulf Dr. N.-
Across from the beach ... $45,000
103 Pelican Dr. Canal front ... $99,000
519 Blue Heron Bimini Bay ... $250,000
889 Waterside Lane
2/2 Great view ... $119,000
309 Pine Ave
2/1 Residential or Office ...$129,500
521 South Dr. 2/2 Canal front ... $198,500
104 Pelican Dr.
4BR/2BA Canal front ... $239,000
604 North Shore Dr.
4 plex/Canal front ... $239,000
102 2nd St. N.
2 homes & 3 lots ... $244,500
2500 Gulf Dr. N.
Elevated Gulffront home ...$339,000
901 North Shore Dr.
Bayfront House ... $449,000
5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
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Pick Your Heart's Delight Gulf to Bay complex with
pool and covered parking. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1200
square feet is a turnkey furnished condo. Enjoy relaxing
by the pool or walking along new beach only steps away.
Starting at $89,500. Call Lynn Hostetler. 778-4800.
Luxurious Spanish Style Villa Unique design 3 bed-
room, 3 bath Mexican tile and carpet, custom wood mold-
ings, large spiral staircase to private rooftop terrace with
expansive views of the Gulf. Top of the line appliances.
Fireplace on 1 st and 2nd levels. $299,500. Lynn Hostetler.
Affordable Island Condo This 2 bedroom, 1 bath
condo has a view of the new beach and is turnkey fur-
nished. $60 per month maintenance fee and an asking
price of only $59,000. Lynn Hostetler. 778-4800
Bayfront Unit with a Great View This turnkey fur-
nished unit has one of the best scenic views available.
Watch the birds and the boats as you enjoy the quiet set-
ting in this small complex (12 units). 2 bedroom, 2 bath
only $93,500. Dennis McClung. 778-4800.
Picture Perfect 3 bedroom, 2 bath canal home at prime
Anna Maria location. Near the beach. Home features fruit
trees, hot tub, boat lift and much more. MUST SEE!
$229,000. Ken Rickett. 778-3026.
JUST LISTED: 2 bedroom, 2 bath Island home on
cul-de-sac and easy access deepwater canal. Priced
to sell quickly at $175,000. Call Sandy Greiner, 778-
A DECORATOR FURNISHED ISLAND GETAWAY
FOR UNDER $80,000? Ground floor one bedroom,
one bath condo with covered parking, workshop/stor-
age area and your front door! Lovely Shell Point has
heated pool, tennis and clubhouse. Pastel furnishings
and window treatments, interior laundry and storage.
REDUCED BY $10,000. Now only $79,900. Ask for
Judy. 778-1589 eves.
OCONUTS CONDO: 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in.a
Gulf front complex. Excellent rental opportunity for the
investor or absentee owner. Turnkey furnished $99,900.
Call Carol Williams. 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.
MOUNT VERNON: 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with a
view of the park-like grounds overlooking Sarasota
Bay and water inlets. Clubhouse, pool, tennis, boat
docks, putting green. $69,900. To see this great unit,
call Zee Catanese. 794-8991 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB UNITS
First floor villa with a lake view. 3BR/2BA corner
unit with custom drapes, wallpaper and storm shut-
ters on screened lanai. $106,900. Zee Catanese,
Lowest priced 3BR/2BA "A" plan listed, with over 1600
sq. ft. living area. Overlooks boardwalk and water inlets.
$129,900. Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
3BR/2BA condo with a Bayview. New Carpet and
fans, window treatments, all appliances. Reduced
to $99,900. Carol Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718
3BR/2BA downstairs end unit with extra windows,
sunsets. Over 200 sq. ft. including glass-enclosed
lanai/family room. Gourmet kitchen. Please call Judy
Duncan at 778-1589 eves.
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WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free delivery.
Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
COMPUTER Tenex Turbo 286-12, with 2 floppy 5.5,
star printer, 14" color monitor. Almost new, boxed with
books and cords. $400. 778-6835.
COMMODORE COMPUTERS 128,2-64 keyboards,
14" color monitor, printer, 2 disk drives, all books and
PHOTO EQUIPMENT: NIKON EM with 50 mm, auto
winder, strobe, plus 28 mm, 70-300 zoom lenses, and
bag. Complete $450. 778-9392.
FOR SALE 2 twin and 1 full headboard, 2 dressers, 2 night
stands (all matching), 1 full size bed & frame, 1 queen
sleeper sofa, 1 kitchen table and 4 chairs. All good condi-
tion. Perfect for rentals. Call Marty 778-4560.
MISSOURI BLACK WALNUTS For your holiday bak-
ing treats with ten delicious recipes included. $2.95 LB.
BOOKSHELF STEREO Soundesign AM/FM. 2 cas-
settes, record player. $65.795-5003.
18' GE REFRIGERATOR $100. Self-propelled lawn
mower $25. 778-2152. after 6 p.m.
KING-SIZE WATERBED with lighted night stands.
Must sell. $200 OBO. Call 778-5086 leave message.
CARPET WITH PADS. Really good condition. Rose
color $100. Three pieces: 11'6" X 20'6", 6' X 8', 7'6"
X 8'6" plus extra. Call evenings 778-8443.
LIGHTED CHINA cabinet glass front, hutch bottom
two doors. Medium color, traditional style. Excellent
condition. $100 OBO. 778-3571.
KING & QUEEN MATTRESSES Box springs and
frame. GE 2 door refrigerator, dresser. All in very good
MOVING Must sell. Singer sewing machine with cabi-
net, single bed. 2 stifle lamps, 2 recliners, 2 end tables.
Call for prices. 778-3956 or 778-3730.
FISHING DOWN RIGGERS $120. Rich 778-2503.
BAYFRONT VACANT LAND 2.15 acres
includes a single family home. R-3 Multi-
family zoning. Possible 18 family units lo-
cated 200' East of Gulf Drive on 17th St. in
Bradenton Beach. $365;rOO. $352,000. Call
Nick Patsios day or nitee."
Nick G. Patsios
Island Specialist for 15 years
"The One Who Knows"
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 k
Ocean Park Terrace Condo- 3BR/2BA fully fur-
nished. Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun
Deck overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Water-
way & Island. $199,000.
UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF
This lot is ready for you to build your dream
Call Mary Ann Schmidt: 778-4931
or Janis Steenburgh: 778-4796
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325. M. MIS
GLASS TOP coffee table with shell display. Pecan and
antique white. $25. Three oil paintings. 778-3624.
BEDLINER for full size truck. Excellent condition. $50.
LARGE TREADMILL DP $90. Wood table with glass
top and 4 chairs. $85. 778-5587.
FUTON with frame that folds into small couch. Almost
new. $150. 778-7710.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 20. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 82
Mercury SW., hunting, camping and exercise equip-
ment, cameras, cam corder, bicycles, 3 wheel jogger,
mens, women and children clothing and shoes. 538
68th St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE One day only! Sat., Nov. 20.8 a.m. 400 75th
St., Holmes Beach. Moving sale. All kinds of treasures.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 18. 8 a.m. to ? Plants,
household items, misc. 208 82nd St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Fri., Nov. 19. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Household
goods, curtains, 2 twin beds, clothes, glassware, an-
tique dinning room set, lots of items. 304 61st St.,
ANNA MARIA Wrought iron furniture, tools, clothes,
books, new wreaths and bows. 527 South Dr. at Bay
Dr., S. 9 to 4. No early birds. Saturday (Rain day Sun.)
THREE FAMILY GARAGE Sale. Tools, golf stuff, steel
shelves, furniture, weather recording instruments,
misc. Fri., Nov. 19 and Sat., Nov. 20. 9 a.m.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 20th. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boat,
tables, books, few clothes, Kenwood LP player, house-
hold, paintings, lots of real nice misc. 303 61st St.,
NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE Furniture, ladies
and children clothes, misc. Sat., Nov. 20. 419
Alamanda Dr., Anna Maria.
SUPER YARD SALE Furniture, toys and much more.
302 58th St., Holmes Beach. Sat., Nov. 20. 8 a.m.
SALE Wicker furniture, dishes, stainless, TV, col-
lectibles, clothing, misc. 117 81st., Holmes Beach.
Sat., Nov. 20. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved! Our
new location is 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. Same
phone number 778-1661.
AVON Serving the Island 29 years. Call Millie 746-
YOGA in Holmes Beach. Beginning, Advanced and
Senior classes. Starting in December for 6 weeks. Call
778-3892 for enrollment information.
FOR KIDS ONLY
WHAT? The Secret Shop
WHERE? Anna Maria Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
WHEN? Nov., 27. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHY? Buy your Christmas gifts for your family. Hand-
crafted by local artists.
HOW MUCH? From 250 to $2.50. Wrapped and
P.S. Don't forget our Art Festival is coming. Sat., Dec
4 & Sun., Dec. 5. More to follow.
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. Have
your dog stay with us at our home, lots of love and
constant supervision. Day, week or month. No cages
or kennels. New service, house calls (Island only). Cats
CRITTER SITTER Going out of town? While you're
away make certain your pet (or pets) is given plenty of
food, water, exercise, etc. Plus lots of TLC! Local ref-
erences. Call 778-6000.
HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Well cared for mechanically.
Perfect for students. Very reliable, clean, small car.
$850 firm. 778-9392.
CONVERTIBLE 86 RENAULT DL White with white top.
Auto, stereo, tape and power. Low miles. $2900 OBO.
Good condition. Ask for Frank 778-6126 or 778-6127.
TOYOTA TERCEL 84,3 door. Runs well. Good Island
car. $500 OBO. 778-7710.
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1992 16 FT STUMP JUMPER 30 HP Tahatsu. One
year left on warranty. Magic tilt trailer, bimini, full cover,
extras, all immaculate condition. $3950. 778-0413.
SEABREEZE 18', 135 HP Johnson, outboard with
trailer. Make offer. 778-6158.
8' ACHILLES inflatable dinghy with new 3 HP
Gamefisher motor and stern. Rack for boat attach-
ment. $950 package. 778-4676.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT Deep water channel. Minutes
from Tampa Bay and Gulf. 778-6501.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
COURTEOUS, friendly and responsible person
needed to greet donors, process and count donations
at trailer site in Anna Maria. This position involves lift-
ing and extensive standing. If interested please apply
at Goodwill Industries 5512 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Minorities, seniors and person with disabili-
ties encouraged to apply. EOE.
EXTRA TIME on your hands? The Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers please
call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Mary Ann.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetics opportunity!
You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
SHORT ORDER COOK/Counter person. Apply in
person. Rod & Reel Pier 875 N Shore Dr., Anna Maria.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island! (20%
discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
The best news in town and the best results from clas-
sified 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 parties
or any occasion. 794-5947.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carleen.
15 years experience. No job to small. For free esti-
mates call voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
T.L.C. DELIVERY Groceries, pharmacies, dry clean-
ing, for any delivery needed. Call Marcie 778-9325.
FREE FINANCIAL needs analysis. Consultation in the
privacy of your own home. Serious calls only please.
PRESSED FOR TIME Beautiful work for a reasonable
price. Ironing and cleaning. Call Shelia 778-1767.
MATURE HOME COMPANION Former Island resi-
dent. Shopping, cooking, appointments. Non smoker.
NRA CERTIFIED Pistol Instructor. For FNA License.
In your home, office and at range. 798-4690.
O'REILLY'S QUALITY Lawn Care. Complete lawn
maintenance. Property clean-up. Free estimates. 795-
HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile installa-
tion, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exterior. All
repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years experi-
ence. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island refer-
ences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.
II LA DE LA SII.S
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured. Mana-
tee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Montgom-
ery for your free estimate today at 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.
Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding & soffit,
etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC #RX-
0051318. Rex Roberts 795-3757 or 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free esti-
mates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
FINISHING TOUCHES WALLPAPERING Your paper
hung with pride and care. 778-2152.
ISLAND CARPENTRY Kitchens, baths, counter tops,
tile, carpentry work, remodeling. Island references.
Professional, reasonable, responsible. Free esti-
mates. Call Marty 778-4560.
THE CARPET ACE
Padding & Installation
Repairs Restretches No job to small
Free estimates. Insured.
745-6644 Beeper 954-6644
ISLAND PAINTER 20 years experience. 24 hours a
day. 7 days a week. Call Jim 778-5587.
HOME REPAIRS All types. From drips to drywall. Is-
land resident for 22 years. Call Pete 778-5913.
ONE LARGE, ONE SMALL commercial studios. Gulf
view. Gulf Drive. Ideal for small business, office, crafts,
etc. Neg.. Call Frank at 778-6126.
BUY IT!- SELL IT! -FIND IT!
EXCELLENT GULF VIEW
Fumished 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, a/c,
carpeted/ceramic tile. $800/month.
Available November ... lower rates for 5 or 6
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal, annual avail-
able rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or
unfumished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty. 795-
EFFICIENCIES $150 per week. No deposits. Pool,
near beach, laundry, TV, A/C, everything included.
Haley's Motel. 778-5405.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck and porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
SEASONAL 1 bedroom in Holmes Beach. Large liv-
ing area w/garage. $1200 month. Available Dec. 1st
thru June. Steps from beach. 813-985-6765.
VACATION RENTALS Reserve for season now! Neal
& Neal Rentals. 778-9477 or 800-422-6325.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, newly furnished, pool, washer/
dryer, dishwasher, cable, covered parking, steps to
beach, total remodel just completed, new paint, tile,
carpet, very nice. Available last 3 weeks of November,
all of December. Booked Jan., Feb. and March. 778-
4560 or 778-9293.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV, phone, 1
block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month including utili-
ties. Available Jan. thru April 1994.778-5419.
UNFURNISHED DUPLEX 1BR, close to beach and
shopping. Holmes Beach. $400 month/annual, plus
deposit and utilities. 778-5523.
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ANNUAL RENTAL Fairway Bay, Longboat Key. 2/2
townhouse, beautifully furnished, pool, large garage,
private beach, secured area, available Dec. 1. $1800
month, fumished. Janet Clancy, Island Real Estate of
Anna Maria, Inc. 778-6066.
GULF FRONT Large 1/1 duplex, private beach, cable,
telephone. Available Nov., Dec. and Jan. $1100. 813-
988-1344 or 778-1725.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. 2/1, rattan furni-
ture, central A/C, cable, washer/dryer. Seasonal
$1200 month includes utilities. Available Jan. thru
April. 778-8233 weekends or 813-251-0944 week
LOVELY DUPLEX unit, 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes
Beach. Available Jan., Feb. & March. 813-962-0817.
HOLMES BEACH Walk to beach from bright newly
decorated ground level duplex. Sleeps four. Cable,
washer/dryer. Darling. 778-6158.
WATER VIEW RENTAL!
Nov. & Dec. Special
Large 2/2, completely furnished, utilities included,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and phone.
Only $1200 month. Don't miss this opportunity! Green
Real Estate of Anna Maria. 778-0455.
BRADENTON BEACH 100' to Coqunia Beach. 1 BR,
remodeled. $110 week/annual, includes utilities. 778-
VACATION RENTAL Golf course condo in Baja. Ideal
for honeymoon, Marlin fishing, scuba, sight-seeing,
etc. For rates call 794-6762.
A FEW BEACH RENTAL STILL AVAILABLE
Starting at $1100 month. Fully furnished, well
equipped and CLEAN! Hurry & select yours today!
Green Real Estate of Anna Maria 778-0455.
ANNA MARIA Unfurnished 2BR duplex. $475 plus
utilities. Eves 778-6088.
YEARLY RENTAL Unfurnished 2B/2B ground floor
, siPj ex. Cent ria hieat & air. Ho.mes Beach cul de sac.
No pets. $600 month including water, trash & lawn
care. Plus security. Evenings: 778-3995.
LOVELY DUPLEX unit, 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes
Beach. Available Jan., Feb. & March. 813-962-0817.
COTTAGES FOR RENT on the beach. Anna Maria
city. Wk/MO/Ns 813-735-1488.
HOLMES BEACH One room with bath and porch. Pri-
vate entrance. 778-7039.
ANNA MARIA 2/2 villa on deep bayou open waterway
to Intracoastal. Annual rental. Reasonable. 795-4432.
SEASONAL RENTAL on beach. Available Dec. & Jan.
2/2, cable TV and utilities. Linens furnished. $1100
month. Adults. No pets. 778-2884.
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW furnished condo. 2/1, lanai,
cable, A/C, phone, microwave, rec-center, laundry,
heated pool and Intracoastal dock. All new furnishings.
150ft to gulf beach. Seasonal,or annual with 3 month
minimum. Annual rate negotiable. Utilities not in-
cluded. $1200 month. 708-858-6295. after 6 p.m. or
VISITORS FOR THANKSGIVING? Stay in a beautifully
furnished duplex on 65th St., Holmes Beach. Near
beach. Only $225 weekly. 778-3892.
CLOSE TO BEACH Runaway Bay. Freshly painted,
1 BR unit, new carpet, European kitchen, view of lake,
tennis, heated pool, beach. $550 month/annual. Mae
Carr Realtor. 922-5654.
ANNA MARIA 2/1 house on canal with dock. One
block from beach. 813-223-7000, George Barford.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished, 2BR condo with pool.
Utilities included. $795 month thru Dec. 1993. 778-
0794 or 407-846-8741.
GULF VIEW Facing gulf, less than 150 ft, to beach.
Will build on contract, 3/2, elevated home. Information
box at 3014 Ave E, Holmes Beach or will mail informa-
tion. Offered by owner at $252,000. 713-782-6573.
CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Comer of Tern
& Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable. 778-
CONDO FOR SALE by owner. Holmes Beach. Sun-
bow Bay. 2/2, furnished with new large capacity
washer/dryer. Two pools, tennis court. One block from
beautiful beach. $89,900.792-1554.
BEACH & BAY VIEW lot, 75' X 87.5', zoned R-3, 6th
St., North, Bradenton Beach. $79,500.778-9555.
HOUSE ON CANAL Davits, pool, 3/3, family room/din-
ing area, living room, fenced, shaded with garage. Spilt
plan. By owner. $245,000.778-2134.
DEEP CANAL HOME 2/2, approximately 2000 sq. ft.
Direct access to Intracoastal. 15 X 30 solar heated
pool. 516 56th St., Holmes Beach. $187,000. 778-
DUPLEX BY OWNER Holmes Beach 2/2, tiled and
carpeted. Very clean. Asking price $124,900. 778-
HOLMES BEACH Partly furnished. 2/1, family room
with Franklin fireplace, large living room, dining area,
utility room, washer/dryer, shuffle board, 1 car garage,
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about your Island and your newspaper throughout the year.
We look forward to many happy returns.
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