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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


Another delay

on DEP-DOT

bridge permit
Expect another delay in the long-delayed permitting
process for the bridge at Manatee Avenue. Yet another
state official is jumping into the fracas.
An extension on the permit was due to expire Dec. 9
but will be extended for at least 30 days in order for Dr.
Richard Garrity, district director of the Department of
Environmental Protection, to attend the meeting between
his agency and the Department of Transportation. The
meeting is tentatively set for Dec. 17 at 11:00 a.m., to dis-
cuss questions and objections to DOT's plan.
DEP's general counsel has been reluctant to support
George Craciun, DEP environmental supervisor, and DEP
engineer Early Sorenson on objections to the bridge based on
safety. They met recently and Craciun said counsel has a better
understanding and "may give us some minor support." But,
according to Craciun, Garrity may have the final word.
The number one criteria for DEP consideration in the
permitting process is public safety. Sorenson has asked DOT
to provide information that would show that the proposed 65-
foot clearance bridge will be safe for vehicular traffic in high
winds. DOT has not provided that information to DEP.
Also at issue are environmental impacts on a north-
ern alignment of the bridge, to which DOT has supplied
partial, still incomplete replies to DEP questions.

Committee

undecided on

city hall fix-up
By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's city hall will change in the near future
but it is still unclear whether the existing building will be
modified or if an extension is to be added to the back of
the structure.
The city is attempting to rearrange or add space so
that the public works department will have a larger work
area and more storage space. A committee is also inves-
tigating ways to make it possible to move the sheriff's
department from its present location to city hall.
The department is currently housed beside the His-
torical Society in a city-owned building on Pine Avenue.
At least two more bathrooms are to be added as part of the
renovation plans, and upgrading of the air conditioning
and electrical systems are under consideration.
Though no consensus emerged, the committee seems
to be divided between two options.
Commissioners Doug Wolfe and Max Znika are
among those favoring re-configuring the inside of the
existing building while public works director, Don
Tarantola, is one of the committee members who is
against what he perceives as "wasting money moving
walls." He would like to see the city build an addition to
the building. He believes an extension would be more
practical and would permanently solve the space problem.
Tarantola was asked to draw plans showing his ver-
sion of what should be done and present those plans at a
special meeting, tentatively to be held Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m
A meeting was held on Dec. 2 to discuss the most ef-
ficient and cost effective way to renovate the building.
Commissioner George McKay presented a list of updated
plans and cost estimates that included all the ideas and
comments that had been presented at a previous meeting.
Estimates for various options vary from $20,000 to
$80,000. Options include: erecting a temporary partition
in the back of the meeting hall, reworking the present
public works area, extending the northeast comer of the
building or extending the southeast corner.
Anne Beck, public works department administrative
assistant, explained FEMA rules, regulations and con-
straints to the committee which consists of elected offi-
cials, city employees, representatives from the sheriff's
department and the historical society and private citizens.


Take a peek at the Island Art League festival























.Art for and by young and old
S Ever notice how the artist is reflected in their work?
Ocala potter Lorri Shute seems to lend credence to


Islander Elizabeth Caudill receives a
ribbon for "Best of Show for Grades
S Kindergarten through Fifth Grade"for
Sheer pencil art entitled "Animal Party."
C Caudill was one of 58 Island children
who submitted their work for the "Young
At Art" junior art show, a part of the
Anna Maria Island Art League's Fall
Festival of Fine Art, held last weekend.
Betsy Smith, right, made the presenta-
tion. For more on the art, artists and the
"show itsel seepage 14-15.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


Rental issue draws huge


Holmes Beach response


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The City of Holmes Beach has received a record
number of responses to its questionnaire concerning the
duration of residential rentals.
The questionnaire was sent to all residential and commer-
cial property owners in the city, a total of 3,900, the first week
of November. Responses were to be returned by Nov. 30. By
Friday, the city had received 1,300 responses.
Preparing and mailing the questionnaire was a monu-
mental task, said Deputy Clerk Terri Kirkpatrick.
"It turned out to be a whole lot more than I imagined,"
she said. "It took seven people a 40-hour week, or 280
hours. It was a huge undertaking and the staff did a mar-
velous job."
City Clerk Leslie Ford said the cost of mailing the
questionnaires was $3,000.
The questionnaire was developed by the planning com-
mission to gather information for its review of the resort rental
overlay, currently in place by ordinance in the R4 district. The
majority of this district is south of Manatee Avenue. The
overlay prohibits rentals of less than seven consecutive days
and can be used in any residential district.
Property owners were asked to respond to the follow-
ing questions:
Do you think that presently there is a problem with
residential rentals in the City of Holmes Beach?
Do you believe the City of Holmes Beach should
establish rental duration periods in the city's residential
areas?
If yes, check the appropriate duration for each type


of residential property identified below. (Property types
listed were single family, duplex, multi-family residential
dwelling and condominium. Duration options were seven
days, two weeks, 30 days or more, any period the owner
may wish and other.)
Do you think rental duration periods should be uni-
form throughout the city's five residential districts?
A planning commission meeting is scheduled for
Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for public comment on residential rent-
als. A second meeting is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. to
review survey results and other data on the issue.


oil aLL


SKIMMING THE NEWS...
Anna Maria qualifications ............Page 3
Don't fence me in .................... Page 4
Your Opinion........................... Page 6
The Way We Were.................. Page 7
Art Fest ............................ Page 14-15
School Daze .................... Page 16-17
Outdoors.......................... Page 22-23
Holiday postal tips................. Page 24
Real estate transactions ........ Page 25


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


DECEMBER 9, 1993







lI PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 9, 1993 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Swiftmud to develop drainage plan for Island


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Information should soon be flowing between the Is-
land cities and the Southwest Florida Water Management
District (Swiftmud) concerning the Island's drainage
problems.
On Nov. 17, Swiftmud approved an agreement to de-
velop a stormwater management master plan for the Is-
land. The plan, which is mandated in the cities' compre-
hensive plans, is to be completed by October of 1994.
The goal of the plan is to identify principal areas of
flooding impacts. It is to include a determination of capi-
tal improvements and associated costs, existing levels of
service and suitable system modifications for water qual-
ity improvement.
The Island cities are to provide assistance through
their public works departments. Swiftmud is to supply the
personnel, equipment and facilities to accomplish the ob-
jectives in the plan.
The plan's scope of work includes the following tasks:
Perform a literature search to review and assimilate
all available information pertinent to the study including
reports relative to the study area; soil surveys to charac-
terize soils contributing runoff; aerial photographs; docu-
mentation of past flood events; land use; real estate plats;
development documents and city, county and DOT drain-
age atlases and maps, plans and specifications.
Conduct public meetings to discuss the known flood
problem areas in each of the three cities.
Deliver to each city the locations of primary drain-
age/flood problem areas.
Investigate, inventory and field survey existing
drainage facilities within the problem areas, including es-
tablishing the location, size, type and invert/bottom evalu-
ations of culverts, pipes, storm sewers, swales and ditches.
Coordinate with local government agencies having
vested interest in or jurisdiction within the study area.
Confer with and utilize assistance from officials of the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program in conducting
evaluations of water quality impacts and associated rec-
ommendations for capital improvements.
Proceed with detailed hydrologic/hydraulic analy-
sis of the problem areas. This shall include identifying ap-
propriate runoff sub-basins contributing to the problem


and developing runoff hydrographs and volumes for each
sub-basin, incorporating the mean annual, five-year, 10-
year, and 25-year frequency storm events. Using this in-
formation, develop an hydraulic analysis of existing con-
ditions within the problem areas and a stormwater runoff/
flow model of specific areas.
Establish existing levels of service for the problem
areas and secondary problem areas.


Develop capital improvements options and relative
costs for the abatement of drainage/flood problems.
Perform a water quality investigation of stormwater
runoffby studying data and modeling from the Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program and establishing sampling sites.
Recommend options for stormwater quality improvements.
Deliver copies of first and second status reports and
final report to the mayor of each city.





Manatee caution
signs available
The City of Holmes Beach
.has received a number of
manatee caution signs that
*. are available to the public
upon request. Signs are to
be placed in strategic
'locations, such as docks
: and seawalls, that may
help boaters recognize
manatees in the area. To
get a sign, call the public
S works department at 778-
6663 for a review of your
possible sign location.
Signs are 14 by 20 inches,
and there is a limited
,supply.


The following individuals and businesses sponsored the special section in this week's issue ...


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Fine Details Car & Boat Detailing

First Union Bank

Fran Maxon Real Estate

Guy Yatros, D.M.D.


Harrington House Bed & Breakfast

Holmes Construction

Irene's Resort Wear

Island Foods

Island Typing Service

Jim Mixon Insurance

LaPensee Plumbing

Professional Medical Center

The Sandbar

West Bay Electric

Westcoast Refrigeration
Air Conditioning & Heating


Please take an opportunity to thank the sponsors who made
the Wish Book possible, and please make it a success by selecting a gift.
The true joy is in the giving.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 9, 1993 N PAGE 3 I-

They're in the starting block for Anna Maria City elections


Nobody has officially declared themselves as a candidate
but all three incumbents and a couple of newcomers have
picked up election packets from Anna Maria's City Hall.
Mayor Ray Simches, Commissioner Doug Wolfe and
Commissioner George McKay have all been given the fil-


ing forms for the non-partisan election next year.
Leon Kramer, a leader in the Save Anna Maria (SAM)
group and member of the city's code enforcement board
asked for packets containing the forms and petitions re-
quired to run for both mayor and the city commission.


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Bradenton Beach Pier: keep its rustic charm
A rustic flair with some modernizations may be in
store for the 20-year-old Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier.
City council members last week heard from a score
of residents on the current state of the pier, the focus of
a $50,000 state grant for refurbishment.
An archway at the foot of Bridge Street leading visi-
tors and fishermen to the pier seemed to meet with
Mr), -- everyone's approval, as did regular maintenance of the fa-
cility. Decking was recently replaced, and replacement of
S _:. the pier's railing may take up some of the the grant funds,
S if a grant is approved by officials in Tallahassee.
The residents appeared divided about Councilman
Herb Dolan's idea for live entertainment on the pier on the
S.- weekends as an incentive for more people to visit the pier.
....But the people were united in their support of Mickey
F .- or .. Mims, manager of the Dockside Restaurant on the pier.
"I do not serve caviar," she told commissioners, "I
sell what people will buy," Mims said of her cuisine.
Many of those who spoke about the pier said they
wanted it to remain just the way it is. But when ques-
tioned by Dolan, almost everyone agreed that some
changes could and should be made -including railing
and benches repaired, new signage, increased and bet-
ter designed parking, garbage dumpster clean-up, and
new siding on the restaurant.
Last week's pier workshop was prompted by a presen-
tation to council members last month by Lou VonVille, an
Island visitor and pier fishermen. He outlined a host of sug-
Fishing, or not? gested revisions that could be made to the pier, many of
Fishing is encouraged at the Bradenton Beach Pier at which were endorsed by residents.
the foot of Bridge Street, but not on the deck near the The fishing pier is the site of the original bridge to
Dockside Restaurant The pier is undergoing attention Anna Maria Island from the mainland. When the bridge
by city council members, and may be the recipient of a was relocated to the north, the old bridge was converted
state granLt. to a fishing pier.


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Incumbent Mayor Ray Simches requested a packet
containing a mayoral petition while incumbent commis-
sioners Doug Wolfe and Max Znika have the proper
forms to seek re-election as commissioners
Ben Bartel owner, of Ben and Irene's Dog Grooming,
requested a commissioner form.
Though his term does not expire until 1995, Commis-
sioner George McKay requested both petitions. Under
Florida statute, McKay must resign from his position as
commissioner if he becomes a candidate for mayor. The
statute prohibits the holding of any office if the terms or
any part of a term runs concurrently and requires that a can-
didate resign from the office presently held if he or she
seeks election to another office.
All forms, filing fees and petitions must be completed
and returned to city hall by the end of the qualifying pe-
riod (noon Dec. 27). The election will be Feb. 8,1994. The
winners take office on the Tuesday following the election.
There are two different packets available. Each contains
identical forms, information and a petition which must be
signed by at least 10 registered voters in the city. The only dif-
ference is that one packet contains a form designating that the
candidate is running for the office of mayor, the other a peti-
tion for a position on the city commission.


Anna Maria City
Monday, 12/13: 1:30 p.m. (tentative),
Special Meeting on City Hall improvements
Tuesday, 12/14: 7:30 p.m. Council Worksession
Bradenton Beach
Thursday, 12/9: 7 p.m. Council Meeting
Monday, 12/13:2 p.m. Swearing in of unchal-
lenged mayor and council members
Wednesday, 12/15: 9:30 a.m. Island Elected
Officials meeting
Holmes Beach
Thursday, 12/9: 7:30 p.m. Council Workshop
Of Interest
Anna Maria Fire District Commission, Monday,
12/13, 7 p.m., Station 1, Holmes Beach
Metropolitan Planning Organization, Monday, 12/
13: 9:30 am., Sudakoff Hall, Sarasota.






10 PAGE 4 I DECEMBER 9, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Don't fence me in or out, in Anna Maria


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Before the "no name storm" hit the Island in June of
1992, beach walkers could freely traverse the edges of the
seawall and rock revetment at 753 North Shore Drive in
Anna Maria City, even at high tide but not now.
The seawall and rocks protect a dwelling that pro-
trudes onto the shore well beyond most of the beachfront
homes on North Shore Drive. A vinyl, woven fence was
placed on top of the seawall several years ago, presumably
to keep people from using the concrete slab on top of the
wall as a walkover.
Sometime after the big storm, the owner of the prop-
erty, Walter Trauner of Longboat Key, had a six-foot tall,
two-foot wide extension added to the vinyl fence. On top
of the extension is a sign reading "Posted No Trespass-
ing Keep Out."
The city's public works department says that no per-
mit was issued to the property owner for the erection of the
extension to the fence.
The combination of erosion, the rock revetment, the
sea wall, the fence and the extension have made that
stretch of beach impassable to most beach walkers. The
very young and physically fit can climb over the huge
rocks but others are forced to turn back when that portion
of the shore line is reached.
Don Tarantola, Anna Maria City's new public works
official, said that the property is privately owned and there
is nothing the city can do.
"We have received numerous complaints, several
each week," said Anne Beck, Tarantola's administrative
assistant. "There's nothing we can do because they own
the property."
One alternative for those determined to progress is to
exit the beach, use a public beach access, go around the
property and then return to the beach via the next public
access That too is difficult because the accesses are over-
grown with vegetation and very narrow.
Many residents are unhappy about the situation and
though they continue to complain, the city commission
has no immediate plans to address the problem.


Beach
finale

Island photographer Jack
Elka captured the defini-
tive shot ofAnna Maria
Island's renourished
beaches. Looking to the
south, the white sand and
turquoise waters are
stunning, and the clarity is
so great, you can point out
the swimming pools in the
back yards all the way
down the Island
Well, almost all the way.
Elka sells enlargements
from his studio and
at several retail
locations including
Harlan's One Hour Photo.


Photo
Courtesy Jack Elka


Reprinted from the Islander Bystander, Oct. 7, 1993


Island aerial photos now available.
Harlan's One Hour Photo Anna Maria Island Centre
(Walgreen's end) 778-4277


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Before the "No Name
Storm" of June, 1992,
beach walkers could freely
walk along the edges of the
seawall and the rock
revetment at 753 North
Shore Drive, pictured
above.


... and now
A seawall a rock revetment
beach erosion and a
six foot high fence exten-
sion combine to make
beach passage impossible,
pictured at left
Islander Photo: Jeannie Friedman

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 9, 1993 N PAGE 5 iIr

Land development regulations halt Glanz permit


Reynold and Ramona Glanz are so irked with Anna
Maria city hall they are thinking of suing.
They received permission from the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) more than 17 months
ago to build a deck and a beach walkway on their prop-
erty on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria City but the
project remains in a stalemate until the city approves.
DEP's approval is contingent on written evidence by
the local government (the city) stating the proposed
changes do not violate local setback requirements or zon-
ing or building codes. The city is delaying until new land
development regulations are in place.
Glanz is unhappy with the delays and communicated
his concerns to Mayor Ray Simches in a letter received at
city hall on Dec. 2.
"We are requesting your reconsideration and ap-


proval of our request at your next meeting," he wrote.
The letter further stated, "Should the city continue to
deny our request, you will force us to seek legal represen-
tation in order to protect our property rights and to test the
constitutionality of the city's actions. We sincerely hope
this will not be necessary.
"As a private property owner, I am very concerned
that the City of Ann Maria has arbitrarily established a
preservation line which, in effect, attempts to gain control
of our personal property through the process of condem-
nation or eminent domain, in which case, owners are re-
imbursed fair market value. This obviously has not been
done," he wrote.
On two occasions, Mayor Ray Simches has written
to DEP engineers asking that the Glanz permit request
remain open "pending the developing and processing of


land development regulations consistent with the city's
comprehensive plan as they pertain to the preservation
district."
The changes were to have been finalized at a meet-
ing in February of this year but have yet to be completed.
In a letter dated Oct. 25, 1993, Glanz was granted a 60-day
extension by the DEP at the request of Simches. After that
period the Glanz application will be closed and he will be
required to submit a complete new application.
Glanz is the entrepreneur who, despite objections
from many local businesses and residents, conceived of
and developed Alexis Plaza in Anna Maria City.
He also owns the land on Pine Avenue that Sandbar
owner Ed Chiles wants to purchase for the expansion of
his restaurant if the city grants permission for the expan-
sion.


AMC planners say yes to remodeling with conditions


The Anna Maria City planning commission has rec-
ommended approval of phase one of a three-phase project
for the remodeling of the Pine Avenue building (former Is-
landernewspaperbuilding), butthere are alot of strings at-
tached.
The project was recently halted because the depart-
ment of public works found Horvat in violation of city
code.
Now, the planning commission says Horvat may


resume the remodeling project provided that:
ADA requirements are met.
Parking requirements are met.
Fire codes are in compliance.
All city building codes are in conformance.
Unpermitted work begun or completed prior to "stop
work order" be inspected and meet codes.
Building permit is issued.
Stop work order is lifted.


Any other requirements deemed necessary by the
building department are met.
The recommendation is exclusively for phase one
which is defined as the existing office space and back
warehouse area located on the ground level of the
building.
Horvat will be required to return to the planning
commission when he is ready to begin phase two of the
remodeling plan.


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3 PAGE 6 0 DECEMBER 9, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


We were

just wishin'

for ...
Slick, cartoonist Jack Egan's alter ego, has a wish this
week. A better world. And it certainly isn't a bad sugges-
tion for our fragile environment.
In our special section this week, the Holiday Wish
Book, we present the needs wishes of the people and
community agencies that serve residents and visitors on
Anna Maria Island. They have wished for everything from
typewriters to a building. They all deserve to have their
wishes come true, and just one gift from every reader of
this issue of The Islander Bystander could produce an
overwhelming response for them.
Please take a moment to select a gift for someone not
usually on your list, but just as deserving, since they are
Islanders friends and family to us all.
As for a better Island, we have a few selfish wishes of
our own. News editor Paul Roat, born and raised on the
water in Bradenton Beach, wishes for "the bay to be as
clean and clear as I remember it as a little Roat."
Joy Courtney, features editor since our first issue,
wants to see "downtown" Holmes Beach beautified with
unity in color, design and landscaping. And a drainage
system that works.
A relatively new "Islander," reporter Jeannie
Friedman, would like to see the three city governments
unite in their efforts to make the Island a better place.
June Alder, the paper's resident historian and author
of the column "Those were the days," wishes for "a park
at whatever's left of Bean Point."
Advertising sales representative Dolores Knutson
wishes "more people on the Island would go to church."
For myself, those who know me will say I'm selfish,
too, but after all it's my wish ... for a real bike path that
runs the length of the Island as close to the water and as
far from the main road as humanly possible.
And a 25 mph speed limit on the entire island.
And I wish to have DOT and their new bridges) to go
far away. (I get three wishes because...)






DECEMBER 9,1993 VOLUME TWO, NUMBER 3
V Editor and Publisher
Bonner Presswood
V Editorial
Joy Courtney, Features Editor
Paul Roat, News Editor
June Alder
Bob Ardren
Pat Copeland
Jack Egan
Jeannie Friedman
V Contributors
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Bridge opinion
misses the boat
Mr. Freeman (letter of Dec. 2) seems to have been
chuckling so hard lately that he has missed months of
news about "democracy" and the proposed 65-foot, fixed-
span bridge on Manatee Avenue.
To bring him up-to-date on the "vast majority of tax-
paying citizens who ... have yet to be heard from," the
forums have been many and the participation has been
overwhelming:
1. A straw poll conducted in connection with last
year's national elections in which 80 percent of the vot-
ers rejected the high bridge:
2. The public hearings by the Kent Chetlain committee,
which also rejected the high bridge, though the MPO chose
to ignore the recommendation of this, its own committee:
3. Elections in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City
in which pro-drawbridge candidates won and supporters
of the high bridge were defeated:
4. The FDOT public hearings held a month ago in the
City of Bradenton and in Holmes Beach (FDOT was
forced to hold these hearing since it had not complied with
its legal obligations), to which some 700 people turned out
(a startlingly large number in days of supposed voter apa-
thy) and demonstrated by an overwhelming majority their
opposition to the high bridge.
Let us put the myth of the unheard silent majority to
the rest it so richly deserves.
Speaking of "richly" and with a reference to
Longboat resident Freeman's call for a county-wide ref-
erendum, that is a splendid idea. But since Anna Maria
Island already has two bridges, I propose that the first ref-
erendum be a county-wide one regarding a bridge to
Longboat Key. Citizens of Anna Maria Island and
Sarasota are outraged at the idea of Longboat dictating our
type of bridges while refusing to accept responsibility for
a bridge of their own.
Mr. Freeman, we like our drawbridges. They are safe
for hurricane evacuation. FDOT engineer James Wilt ad-
mitted in letter of Oct. 11 that 65-feet, fixed-span bridges
are not safe. Democracy and fixed-span bridges are two
concepts that should be introduced to Longboat Key.
Kay Hoey, Bradenton Beach


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The Island Poet
It seems to me in those Christmases gone by,
That presents for the grandchildren were so easy to
buy.
The girls would only want a dolly or a little cloth
bed,
And the boys would want a small truck or a wagon
that was red.
But today the girls think you are loaded to the hilt,
For they must have only those jeans by Vanderbilt.
And the boys whose feelings must be the same,
Expect you to buy a computer or a video game.
And for the rest of us it's plain to see,
The kids have never heard of Social Security.
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THOSE. WEE THE i AY
Part 1, Bridges Over Troubled Waters
by June Alder


TIte Hall sisters pose in their bathing costumes in 1913 when their Uncle Will was
engaged in bringing progress to Anna Maria Island. They are (clockwise from top)
Bertha, Edith, Miriam and Luella, daughters of Island pioneers Mary and Wilbur
Hall. All of them left the Island, all returned in later life. The only surviving sister is
Miriam Murphy, who now lives in Bradenton. She will be 94 on January 22.


NICE TRY, WILL BEAN


The Season of Good Cheer is upon us
with many Islanders anything but cheer-
ful about the future of the Manatee Av-
enue bridge. Lawsuits could be in the off-
ing in the New Year to stop the state from
flinging a span across the sound that
would tower over 65 feet into the air.
But feuding and fussing about bridges
is nothing new for us. Five bridges have
been built to the Island during this century.
And every one of them has been fraught
with controversy.
George Wilhelm "Will" Bean, son of
the Island's firsthomesteader (1893), was by
all accounts the first to push for a bridge to
the Island. In 1910, when he was postmas-
ter at Tampa, he sent a work force of some
100 mule drivers here to clear away the
dense jungle that covered the family's 160
acres on what we now call Bean Point. With
some Tampa and St. Petersburg investors
behind him (things were on the move in
those spots), he bought up some additional
parcels of land and formed the Anna Maria
Beach Company.
By the spring of 1911 he had enlarged
and remodeled the Bean homestead into a
hotel, constructed a long wharf out into
the Bay so steamers could dock there and
put up a dozen or so clapboard cottages
along streets with concrete sidewalks but
no paved roads.
In the meantime he was talking to every-
.


A dapper fellow was Will Bean, a man
before his time.


one he could find about a bridge. The county
commissioners nodded their heads encour-
agingly, and obligingly called a referendum
on the matter on August 22 of that year. The
bridge proposal was endorsed 3 to 1 by the
300 or so votes cast.
It was easy. Too easy. Disagreements
about the location and cost of the bridge
soon surfaced, and the clock ticked on for
Bean, whose hopes for a bridge bailing
him out of his financial troubles faded
away.
Finally, in November of 1914 com-
missioners voted to float $25,000 in
bonds for a bridge. Bean's supporters in-
cluded the two Cobb brothers, Sam and
Rurick, both of whom had platted subdi-
visions for development; Captain John R.
Jones, who also had land for sale at his
homestead where the Island school now
is; and most importantly, the influential
A.F. Wyman and E.P. Green, who created
Cortez Beach (now Bradenton Beach).
But unfortunately, an archduke was
assassinated in Sarajevo, plunging Europe
into a terrible war. Americans temporarily
abandoned their spendthrift ways, and a
somber stillness settled over the Island,
especially after "our boys" went overseas.
In 1918, when it was all over over
there, a half-hearted movement began to
improve the winding Island road as a first
step towards abridge. But Captain Jones,
once the backer of the bridge, quashed the
plan.
He told county commissioners:
"There is not any traffic to call for a road
... there are three horses, two mules, a
few wagons and one vehicle."
The vehicle probably was the Model
T belonging to former gold miner "Uncle
Ike" Gilman, who was Sam Cobb's bach-
elor brother and for a long time the only
car owner on the Island. He loved to race
it up andd down the hard-packed beach in
front of his nephew Rurick's house.
Nearby was the Island's first school
house. No doubt the kids got a lift home
from school with Uncle Ike quite often.

Next:
A bridge for you
in '22


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As bicyclists take to the roadways in
record numbers, close encounters be-
tween bicycles and automobiles are be-
coming more and more frequent.
Exhibiting mutual respect is one way
to avoid accidents. The other is to know
the laws and obey them.
In Florida, bicycles are considered
vehicles with the same rights to the road-
ways as other vehicles. Bicyclists must
also obey the same traffic laws as the op-
erators of other vehicles. These laws in-
clude stopping for stop signs and red
lights, riding with the flow of traffic, us-
ing lights at night and yielding to the right
of way when entering a roadway.
Riding bicycles on the beach is ille-
gal in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. In
Bradenton Beach, only motorized bi-
cycles are illegal on the beach. Riders can
be cited.
Other bicycle regulations as detailed
in the Florida Statutes are as follows:
Use a fixed regular seat for riding.
Don't carry passengers.
Keep as least on hand on the handle
bars.
Brakes must allow the rider to stop
within 25 feet from a speed of 10 mph on
dry, lever, clean pavement.
When riding on sidewalks or in
crosswalks, the rider has the same rights


and duties as a pedestrian and must yield
the right of way to pedestrians and give an
audible signal before passing.
Bicycles in use between sunrise and
sunset shall be equipped with a lamp on
the front exhibiting a white light visible for
500 feet and a red reflector and lamp on
the rear visible for 600 feet.
A rider may leave the right portion of
the road when passing, making a left turn to
avoid hazards, or when alane is too narrow for
a bicycle and car to share safely.
Riding in single file is required ex-
cept on bike paths or parts of roadways set
aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, or
if two riders will not impede traffic flow.
Give hand signals when turning.
Never wear headsets, headphones or
other listening devices except hearing aids.
Bicyclists will receive traffic tickets
for violations they commit. Convictions
will be placed on the rider's driver's
record. Civil penalties are $30 for non-
moving violations and $50 for moving
violations.
A penalty of $15 is provided for bicy-
clists 14 years of age and younger.
Vehicle drivers are urged to be espe-
cially cautious when entering driveways
or entrances that cross sidewalks where
there may be bicyclists or pedestrians
present.


Martini wants vet fountain

at Holmes Beach City Hall


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Councilwoman
Billie Martini unveiled her plans at the
council's last work session for a foun-
tain at city hall to honor veterans.
The fountain will consist of a free
form basin filled with rocks. Water
will pour into three large scallop
shells and back into the basin to be
continuously recirculated. The foun-
tain will be lighted.


Councilman Rich Bohnenberger
asked about salt water intrusion. Public
Works Supervisor John Fernandez said
the fountain could be elevated.
Martini has offered to pay for the
fountain. Fernandez said it would cost
$215 to run electricity to the fountain.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said
the city should pay for the electricity for
the light and a plaque for the fountain.
The council will consult with the city
attorney before voting on the project


Teacher revives request for

in-home teaching license


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach piano teacher Paulette
Kilts has again asked the city to create a li-
cense for professional/artistic home teaching.
Kilt made her original request for a
home occupation license for her piano studio
in August. After learning that a home occu-
pation cannot generate pedestrian or vehicu-
lar traffic to the home, Kilts amended her
request by asking council to create a license
for artistic instruction in the home such as
music, art or dance lessons.
Council Chairman Don Howard said
such a license might require a comprehen-
sive plan amendment, a long drawn out
process. However, Holmes Beach resident
Luke Courtney suggested a simpler solu-
tion modifying the land development
code and adding a "Professional/Artistic
In-Home Teaching" definition to the per-
mitted uses in the zoning districts.
Noted Courtney, "It's a simple thing
to change the land development code.
They can just write an ordinance and it can
be passed in two weeks."
After several discussions on the matter,
council agreed that the planning commission
should consider Kilts' request and make a
recommendation to council. Kilts' request


then moved into limbo, because Planning
Commission Chairman Gabe Simches said
the commission has never received official
direction to address the issue. On Friday
Simches requested such direction in writing
from Mayor Pat Geyer.
Last week Kilts wrote council asking
for discussion on the matter at the Dec. 9
work session.
"City Clerk Leslie Ford said the
council needs to have the planning com-
mission bring forth a directive concerning
the request," explained Kilts. "But the
planning commission is only considering
the residential rental issue right now, and
won't be able to address my request until
after the first of the year."
Kilts said she would like to have
some resolution of the issue because she
is currently using facilities at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church and does not know how
long she can continue to do so. She said
there is also another Holmes Beach resi-
dent who is finishing up work on a
master's degree and hopes to return in the
spring and teach piano lessons.
"This is the first time I've been involved
in this type of process," said Kilts, "and I'd
like to work within the system. It's a request
no one has ever made before."


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New face in
public works
Bill Kepping has been hired by the
Holmes Beach Public Works
Department. Kepping and his
family moved to Holmes Beach in
1986 from Pennsylvania.
Kepping's wife, Maggie, is em-
,.ployed at the Blake Park Branch of
First Union Bank. The couple have
two children, Ashleigh, 15, and
Jeremy, 17.


Florida Yard takes shape

at Tingley library


Native Florida sabal palms will be
added to the Florida Yard landscape taking
shape at the new Tingley Memorial Li-
brary in Bradenton Beach.
The trees mark the first stage in planting
the low-maintenance, bay friendly landscape
where barrier island residents can learn how
to improve landscape design and mainte-
nance to protect Sarasota Bay from harmful
runoff. The landscape at the Tingley Memo-
rial Library is the first model Florida Yard to
be developed in Manatee County by the
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program.
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods pro-
vides information and advice to
homeowners who wish to improve their
landscapes to benefit the environment


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 9, 1993 E PAGE 9 [ll

CITY OF ANNA MARIA GENERAL ELECTION
The City of Anna Maria will hold a General Election on Tuesday, February
8, 1994, to elect two City Commissioners and Mayor for two year terms. The
Election will be held in the Anna Maria City Hall and the polls will be open
from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
City of Anna Maria residents interested in voting in the City Election must
be registered voters. The registration books for the February Election will close
on January 10, 1994 with the close of business that day.
Candidates may qualify to run for election from noon Monday, December
13, 1993 until noon Monday, Decemb er 27, 1993. Petitions, etc. are available
at the City Clerk's office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Peggy A. Nelson, City Clerk


while often reducing both work and costs
associated with landscape maintenance.
The program is operated by the Coopera-
tive Extension Services in Manatee and
Sarasota counties with funding from the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program,
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, and the U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency.
The Tingley Library is located at
Highlands and Second Street, just east of
Bradenton Beach City Hall. Partial fund-
ing for the landscape is provided by
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods. Groups
or individuals interested in providing
donations for the landscape should con-
tact John Sandberg at 778-6247.


Street carpeting? Islander Photo: Jeannie Friedman
They're not really carpeting the street-just unloading. In what other place could you feel
safe and secure enough to even briefly rest your burden in the street without being run
down or accosted? Ah, the laid-back life style of living and working on Anna Maria Island

AMC charter changes

go to commission


The Anna Maria City Charter Review
Commission has worked its way out of a job.
The commission has spent eight
months going over the city charter with a
fine-tooth comb and is ready to present 12
charter changes to the city commission,
The changes approved by the city com-
mission will appear on the February 1994
ballot in conjunction with the city's may-
oral and commissioner election.
The commission's recommendations
run the gambut from correcting typographi-
cal errors to making three major changes.
It drafted language to be added which
would require city commission approval
for all appointments made by the mayor to
outside boards and committees, prior to
the start of the appointee's assignment.
The current language will be left alone to
allow the mayor's office to make tempo-
rary appointment to positions within city
government prior to city commission con-
currence in order to keep the internal
wheels of city government rolling.
The commission specifically re-
viewed this matter at the request of Mayor
Ray Simches. Simches wanted the com-
mission to clarify the language over the
mayoral function of making appointments
to non-city or outside boards in order to


forestall another brouhaha like the one
which took place earlier this year when
he appointed himself, without the vote of
the city commission, to represent Anna
Maria City on the Island Transportation
Planning Organization, replacing Com-
missioner George McKay.
Another major change recom-
mended by the commission is in refer-
ence to emergency spending. According
to the charter, if an emergency arises that
requires immediate action and the 24-
hour notification requirement to call an
emergency city commission meeting
cannot be met, the mayor cannot obligate
the city for future costs to exceed $1,000.
The charter review commission is recom-
mending the language be changed to "not
exceed one-half of 1 percent of the total
city budget" in lieu of the $1,000 limit.
The charter commission has also in-
cluded language to clarify that when the
vice-mayor is sworn in as mayor, he or she
shall receive the mayor's compensation.
The charter commission, composed
of Anna Maria City residents Claflin
Garst, Ruth Elliott, Bob McDonald and
Chris Collins, will make its formal pre-
sentation to the city commission on Tues-
day, Dec. 14.


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Stress help at
center for women
Women needing help facing or coping with certain
stressful areas of their lives can now ask for help and sup-
port through a new woman's peer-counselor program
offered at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The program features women helping women. Vol-
unteer female peer counselors who have been trained in
effective listening and referral techniques offer caring,
non-judgmental support and encouragement in such ar-
eas as domestic violence, loneliness, alcohol and drug
abuse, grief, retirement, aging and more.
Trained by licensed professionals, the peer counse-
lors provide experience, strength and hope to women in
need as they seek their own answers and solutions. Re-
ferrals to professionals and other support agencies can be
made when warranted. There is no fee for the counselor
service at the Community Center.
For more information, call the center at 778-1908
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Christmas help available
to Islanders in need
Families and individuals who need help to make
Christmas that "special time of year" can get it from Is-
land Christmas '93.
Island Christmas '93, coordinated by All Island Denomi-
nations, a group composed of six Island churches, is working
to provide gifts of toys and food to Islanders in need..
Completed registration forms will be confidential.
The forms may be picked up by applicants or friends of
applicants at all three Island city halls, the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, Anna Maria Elementary
School and Anna Maria Fire District, Station #1, in
Holmes Beach. The forms should be returned immedi-
ately to the Island Christmas '93 center.
Island Christmas '93 is located in the Anna Maria
Center in the former Ace Hardware building, north of
Walgreens. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Saturday until Dec. 22.
Kids hold fundraiser to
get to St. Augustine
Miss Vicki Small's fourth and fifth grade split class
at Anna Maria Elementary School have earned $1,700 of
the $3,200 needed for an overnight field trip to historic St.
Augustine in February.
Class members will be offering tickets for a $1 do-
nation to Islanders. Winners will receive gifts of child
care, champagne, flowers, restaurant meals, overnight
beach accommodations, boat cruises and more.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 15, and can be pur-
chased from the students in Small's class or by calling
Patty Parsels at 778-3171 or Michael Haupt at 778-4540.
The drawing will take place Valentine's Day at Anna
Maria Elementary School at 12 noon. It is not necessary
to be present to win.
Any Island businesses or person who would like to
donate a gift for the drawing is invited to call 778-3171.

Lutheran Church will sit
while you shop
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach is offering to entertain the kids while par-
ents take care of last minute Christmas details. Games
crafts, Christmas stories and videos will be enjoyed.
This service will be provided at the church on Satur-
day, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Snacks and a light lunch will be served. A donation
of $1 per child is requested.
For more information call 778-2880.

Tax help offered
at Island library
The Manatee County Public Library System, in con-
junction with IDS Financial Services, will offer a free
educational workshop, "Tax Planning: Keeping More of
What You Earn." The seminar will be conducted by John
Sharp and Cynthia Olcott, both with IDS.
The workshops will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the Is-
land Branch Library in Holmes Beach on Saturday, Dec.
11, and Tuesday, Dec. 14.
Call the branch at 778-6341 for more information.


Island chapel helps
Toys for Tots
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach is serving as a corporate sponsor for the U.
S. Marine Corps Reserve's 1993 Toy for Tots campaign.
Toys for Tots is an annual toy-collecting drive spear-
headed by Marines located in more than 180 cities
throughout the country. Islanders are encouraged to bring
a new, unwrapped toy to the collection center. Toys for
children three to seven years of age are especially needed.
Toys can be dropped off between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Sunday. All donations should be given
by Dec. 19.
For more information, call 748-1011.

Harrington holds
open house
The Harrington House in Holmes Beach will hold its
annual Holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 2 to
6 p.m. The public is invited.

Christmas parade and
gifts from Santa coming
The Anna Maria Island Privateers is sponsoring The
Christmas Parade and Gifts from Santa on Saturday, Dec. 18.
The parade leaves Bayfront Park, Anna Maria Cityat 10
a.m. and ends at Coquina BeachinBradentonBeachwithSanta
on the Privateer float going to Coquina Beach B ayside. Park-
ing to see Santa is at Coquina Beach Gulfside.
Santa will be giving gifts to Anna Maria Island young-
sters, 12 and under, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free hot
dogs and Coca-Colas will be available to those children.
There is no charge to enter the parade or to see Santa.
To enter the parade, call 778-5934 for an application.
Anyone wishing to make donations of new toys and
new clothes to Adopt-A-Family or donations of non-per-
ishable food items to Meals On Wheels is encouraged to
bring their donations to the end of the parade at Coquina
Beach Bayside.
For more information, call 778-5934 or 794-5966.

Garden club holds
holiday tea
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a Christmas
Tea on Wednesday, Dec. 15, in Fellowship Hall at Roser
Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria City.
The guest speaker is Kay Karakas who will give a
demonstration in the art of corsage making.
Guests are welcome.
For more information, call Jean Taylor at 778-4683.

Free help
for surviving spouses
Spouses who have lost their mates can get free finan-
cial management help through a program to be held at the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach on Mondays, Jan.
10, 17, 24 and 31.
Participants, will receive assistance in balancing
monthly bank statements to advice as to how long records
should be kept.
Classes are limited to 24 persons. Call the branch at
778-6341 to register.

Free children
immunizations
The HRS Manatee County Mobile Health Unit will
provide free immunizations for any child two months
through 12 years of age from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday,
Dec. 10, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The childhood shots will be offered free regardless of
family income. Individuals receiving shots should have
shot cards on hand.
For more information call 748-0666, ext 1424, or the
center at 778-1908.

Toys for Tots benefit dance
Toys for Tots Benefit Dance will beheld at the Palma
Sola Dance Emporium, 4332 Palma Sola Blvd.,
Bradenton, on Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 8 to 10 p.m.
Admission is $5 and a toy. Call 761-0102 for ticket
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Littoral Society offers
three programs
The American Littoral Society is sponsoring a trip
around Sarasota Bay with Steve Cloud and Captain
Lamont Johnson on the Carefree Learner on Monday, Dec.
13. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Reservations are necessary.
On Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. the society and its
guests are invited to gather at Gulf Gate Library, Curtiss
Ave., Sarasota to see Bill Boothe's slides of the Ever-
glades. The program is free.
Then on Saturday, Jan 1, at 11 a.m. the society is spon-
soring a New Year's Day Baywalk to explore the restora-
tion project at City Island. The cost is $1 for members and
$2 for non-members.
For reservations and further details about all three
programs, call the society at 951-0884.

Special living history
program at De Soto Park
A Living History camp and other special winter pro-
grams will be.begin at De Soto National Memorial Park
on Sunday, Dec. 26.
At 10 a.m. costumed park rangers will portray life in
Camp Ucita which was the base camp of the Hernando De
Soto expedition. Various camp activities such as cooking,
blacksmithing and equipment repair will be presented
during the day.
Special programs consisting of demonstrations of the
Arquebus (a black powder weapon predating the flintlock)
and the military cross bow will be given at 11 a.m., 12:30
p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
The Park's visitor center will be closed Christmas and
New Year's Day, however, the park will remain accessible
to walk-in visitors. The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. every day, except holidays.

Off Island happenings
"Visual Aids" An AIDS Awareness Show is being
held at ARTarget, 522 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota until Sun-
day, Dec. 12.Thisisauniqueeffortbyvolunteerartprofession-
als concerned with the AIDS crises and dedicated to increas-
ing awareness about AIDS. Also, ARTarget is sponsoring a
Silent Auction and Artists' reception on Sunday, Dec. 12, from
5 to 7 p.m. to benefit ARTarget and the Comprehensive Care
Clinic in Sarasota. The reception includes performance ofan
AIDS awareness play "'The Frst Tmune Club." For more infor-
mation call Joe Fiorello 953-2482.
A children's star show, 'The Alien Who Stole Christmas,"
is scheduled at the Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton, for Saturdays, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. Also, the Plan-
etariumis featuring a holiday star show, Star of Wonder, Tues-


day through Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Sunday,
Dec. 19. Call 746-4132 for ticket information.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meetat7:30
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, at Emmanuel United Methodist
Church, 5115 CortezRd., Bradenton. Janet Roth from Inter-
national Minerals and Chemical Corp. will discuss the need
for conserving water and providing usable habitat for wild-
life. A Christmas party will also be held so attendees should
bring goodies to share. Call DonBansen at794-0255 for more
information.
The New Rhythm and Blues Quartet, better known as
NRBQ, will perform at The Players Theatre, U.S.41 atNinth
St., in Sarasota on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Call The Players' box office at 365-2494 for more informa-
tion.
"'Twas The Week Before Christmas" Arts & Crafts
Festival will be held at the Manatee Convention & Civic
Center, Palmetto, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18 and 19,
from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Admissions $2-children under 12
are free. Parking is also free.
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Drive S.,
will have a demonstration in "Stained Glass" by B.
Zimmerman on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dona-
tion is $3. For more information call 383-2345.
Manatee County Central Library will be hosting "Ex-
pressions in French Culture," a part of the Sarasota French
Film Festival on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. The topic will
be "Food for Thought," presented by Alain Taulere, noted
chefandrestaurateur. Thelibrary is located at 1301 Barcarrota
Blvd., Bradenton. For more information call 748-5555.
Pete McLain, field editor for "Outdoor Life" magazine
and a renowned outdoorsman who is also known for his ex-
tensive work with the reintroduction of endangered special of
birds and has received awards from the Audubon Society, will
be in Sarasota on Friday, Dec. 10 at Pete McLain Saltwater
Outfitters on St. Armand's Circle to help celebrate the grand
opening of the store. The public is welcome to meet McLain
between noon and 4 p.m.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is offering a litany
of programs throughout the Holiday season. Popular Christ-
mas and Hanukkah carols and excerpts from Handel's Mes-
siah will be performed by Sarasota's acclaimed 90-member
choral ensemble, Key Chorale, in the hall's Holiday Song
Spectacular at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14: World-renowned
classical pianist Andre Watts will return for an all-new pro-
gram at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. The 150th anniver-
sary of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," will be cel-
ebrated in two special performances by Fort Worth
Shakespeare in thePark at 2:15 p.m. and7:30p.m. on Satur-
day, Dec. 18.
Continuing the holiday schedule at the Van Wezel will
be a performance by Simone Pedroni, who in June surpassed
32 of the world's finest pianists to win the Gold Medal at the
Ninth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He will
give a debut performance at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19.
The Canadian Brass will perform at 8:15 p.m. on Wednes-
day, Dec. 22. And there will be two performances of Frank
Capra's "It's aWonderfulLife," onThursday, Dec. 23 at 2:15
p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Call the Van Wezel box office at 1-800-
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Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
The plants of Christmas
Islanders Jeanette Peikert (left) and Peg King, other-
wise known as the "Poinsettia Girls," volunteered at the
poinsettia booth at the Mistletoe Bazaar held last
Saturday sponsored by the Woman's Guild of Roser
Memorial Community Church.


Campbell heads contractors'
organization
Larry Campbell of Holmes Beach has been elected
president-of the Florida Association of Plumbing, Heating,
Cooling Contractors (FAPHCC).
Campbell is president ofCampbellPlumbing and CEO for
West Coast Irrigation. He is active in many civic groups and
was narrowly defeated in a race with nine other candidates for
a city council seat in Holmes Beach last March.
The FAPHCC recently relocated its state headquarters
to Office Park, 2477 Stickney Point Rd., Suite 121B,
Sarasota, Fla. 34231.

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Dr. Kent Walker Barber
Dr. Kent Walker Barber, 89, of Quincy, Ill., and
formerly of Bradenton, died Nov. 17 in a California
convalescent center.
Born in Cheyenne, Wyo., Dr. Barber lived in
Bradenton from 1986-1992 and vacationed here for
40 years. He was a physician, surgeon and co-
founder of the Quincy Clinic. He was a diplomat of
the National Board of Medical Examiners, was cer-
tified by the American Board of Surgery and the
American Board of Abdominal Surgeons, was a fel-
low of the American College of Surgery, and a mem-
ber of the Surgeons Club, the Central Surgical Asso-
ciation, the Adams County Medical Society, the
Mayo Foundation, and was past president of both the
Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgery
and the Illinois Surgical Society. He was a member
of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Nu Sigma Nu
medical fraternity and Alpha Omega Alpha, honor-
ary medical society. He was a World War II veteran.
He served as a lieutenant with the Army Medical
Corps from 1935-1941, earning U.S. Naval Reserve
from 1942-46 with service in the South Pacific. He
served on the Selective Service Board for more than
30 years. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal
Church. He was a member of Quincy Country Club
and served on the Quincy Board of Education. He
was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Palma Sola Post 10131.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi 'Fritz'
(Fritzmeier) of Anna Maria; three sons, Dr. Kent W.
Jr., of San Francisco, T. Alexander of Boulder, Colo.,
and Ted, of Bradenton; two daughters, Anne Boiling
Welles of Lake Forest, Ill., and Susanne Grousbeck
of Portola Valley, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
No local visitation or services were held. Memo-
rials may be made to Kent W. Barber Scholarship
Fund of the Blessing Rieman College of Nursing,
Quincy, Ill. 62301. Neptune Society, San Jose, Ca-
lif., was in charge of arrangements.


William J. Sweeters
William J. Sweeters, 86, of Bradenton Beach,
died Nov. 29 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Sweeters came to
the area from New York 25 years ago. He was a
Union Steam Fitter in New York. He was a member
of the Steamfitters Union in New York.
He is survived by a son, William G., of Indepen-
dence, Kan.; a sister, Julie Abbott of Venice; a
brother, Joseph, of Venice; and two grandchildren.
No local visitation or services were held. National
Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter is in charge of
cremation arrangements.
Memorials may be made to charity of choice.



Dorothy 'Dottie'
Macholtz
Dorothy "Dottie" Macholtz, 66, of Holmes
Beach, died Dec. 1 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Macholtz came to
the area from Anderson, Ill., 20 years ago.
She was a kindergarten teacher at Palma Sola El-
ementary School for 19 years. She was a member of
the Longboat Island Chapel.
She graduated with a master's degree from Ball
State University, Muncie, Ind.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons,
Jim, of Holmes Beach and Steve, of Tucson, Ariz.; a
sister, Adina Flynt of Anderson, Ind.; and two grand-
children.
No visitation was held. Memorial service will be
2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Longboat Island Chapel, 4140 Gulf
of Mexico D., Longboat Key, with Jim Marsh offi-
ciating. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.
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5th Annual

Anna Maria

Island-

Festival
Robert Stagemyer worked on his sculpture, a 24 inch x 75 inch construction of wire mesh
of Fine A rt remarked on the life-like, life-sized pieces but Stagemyer assures they are not molds.
of Fine Art


Jeff Easter, visiting from
Santa Barbara, Calif.,
received the "Kid's
Choice" award for his
haunting figureheads.


Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Amanda Nelson, age 5 of Holmes Beach, met Sutherland
Smith, age 2 of Bradenton, and his mother Pamela, over the
bubble bucket


Islander Photo courtesy Dennis Friedel


Artist Terri Freund does Islander Will Bouziane's
"10-minute" pastel portrait. Mom was so pleased,
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"Dragon Lady" Pam
Chevalier of Cortez
drew lots of attention
with her unique
offerings.


Walks off with 'best of show'
An untitled pencil sketch by Alicia Zeimis walked away
with "Best of Show in Grades Six through Twelve" at
the "Young At Art" juried art show held during last
weekend's Fall Festival of Fine Art, sponsored by the
Anna Maria Art League.

A gift of art education
Kathy Granstad (holding microphone) represent-
ing the Anna Maria Art League, awarded 16 art
scholarships to Island youth during the league's
Fall Festival of Fine Art. Though not all of the
recipients were available for the presentation,
their scholarships will entitle them to four free art
lessons at the league's art center in Holmes Beach.


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With only 22 miles on the odometer, school bus driver Joann Driggers pulls up in her new
83-passenger $53,000 school bus to take her charges home. The bus's features include
double stop arms, tinted windows and a cattle guard. The bus will be used on Island school
routes 142 red and 142 green. Stopped from crossing in front of the bus by the cattle guard
left to right are students Amanda Sandorski AshleyAllgire and David Cramer.


Storms show
rains reptiles
John Storms from "The
World of Reptiles"
traveling reptile show
holds on to a mouthy
crocodile during a presen-
tation to the students of
Anna Maria Elementary
School. Storms made the
crocodile, every inch of
which is pure muscle, open
his mouth to show the kids
exactly why they should
stay away from these
reptiles. Storms' cast
included a monitor lizard,
a ball snake, a gopher
turtle, a hog-nose snake
and "Sally," a 200-pound,
seven-year-old python.


A cool break for cool behavior
The ffth-graders in Ann Russell's and Joyce Ellis'fifth grade classes enjoyed a Polar Cup
Party as their reward for acts of good citizenship, good behavior and for good grades. As the
students "do good things" they earn "money" -in Ellis' class the money is green straws
and in Russell's they're called Scholar Dollars. In turn, the students use their "money" to
purchase a Polar Cup at the cost of 15 units of currency. Some of the sated students are
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With some help from Larry
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Holiday vacation

schedule
All Manatee County public schools, including Anna Maria
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Classes resume Monday, Jan. 3, 1994.

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Parking lot okayed for St. Armands Circle


After more than 10 years of planning, a parking facil-
ity on St. Armands Circle appears to be a reality.
Sarasota City Commissioners recently approved a
plan blending public funds with revenue from a special tax
district to fund a 250-space parking lot on Fillmore Drive
at the South Adams and Monroe Drive intersection.
The special taxing district would consist of St.
Armands Circle property owners, who will pay off a 20-
year bond. City participation will take the form of
$500,000 from special funding sources.


Total cost of the parking lot will be $1.4 million, ac-
cording to Commercial Landowners Association of St.
Armands Vice President Gil Waters.
"This project will provide timeless support to St.
Armands," said Martin Rappaport, landowners' associa-
tion president. He said that the 270,000 square feet of
ground-floor space on the Circle is "one of the most pres-
tigious seven acres in Sarasota," providing two percent of
the city's real estate taxes. Shops at St Armands Circle em-
ploy 1,000 people, he added.


The new 250-space parking facility will bring the to-
tal number of parking spaces at the Circle to 979, close to
the 1,058 set forth in a 1988 study of parking needs there.
City officials have been working for more than a de-
cade to provide more parking on St. Armands, but have
been stymied by high land costs and tight budgets.
Under the public-private arrangement, the special tax
district will retire the bonds in 20 years, with up-front costs
paid by the city. More than 60 percent of the commercial
landowners have approved of the plan.


Sarasota backs off from Big Pass sand grab


By Paul Roat
Siesta Key has won at least half the battle to protect
the sand at the Big Pass shoals.
Sarasota City Commissioners agreed Monday not to
take sand from the massive sand bar just north of Siesta
Key to renourish badly eroded Lido Key.
Siesta Key residents have voiced opposition to both
the Lido Key beach renourishment plan as well as a Venice
Beach move to use 1.4 million cubic yards of Big Pass
sand to nourish the beach there.
The Venice battle over sand is still pending.
Probably the strongest voice to sway city commissioners
came from Houston, Texas, beach geologist Dr. David Link.
"You have general transportof sand fromnorthtosouth,"
Link said. "Anything you do to mess that up will foul up your
beach. The sand on the beach is in temporary residence there.
It is a system, not an isolated strip along the beach. [by mov-
ing sand elsewhere] you are going to deprive Siesta Key of the
sandit has, and [ifthathappened] I'd place aninjunctionso fast
it would make your head spin.
"This idea stinks," Link concluded. "It's a bad plan."
Link's suggestion was to take sand from offshore
sandbars and move it to the beaches to the south, "where
the sand wants to go anyway.
"The problem for Lido Key is New Pass," he said.
"The problem for Venice is the Venice jetties. The prob-
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Tampa Bay. The sand from Big Pass should go to the north
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The city commission move goes against consultant,
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problem has been partially resolved, two issues remain:
The Venice plan to take sand from a shoal east of the
north end of Siesta Key. Residents fear removing the shoal
will remove the island's protection from winds and waves
during storms.
Where will Sarasota find sand to renourish Lido
Beach if the Big Pass sand can't be used?
Monday's sand motion narrowly passed. Mayor Gene
Pillot and Commissioner Fredd Atkins voted to take the
Big Pass sand; Commissioners Mollie Cardamone, David
Merrill and Nora Patterson voted not to take the sand.
Lido Beach needs a $3.8 million beach restoration
project, city and state officials have agreed. The shoreline
has suffered from serious erosion almost since John
Ringling dredged and filled St. Armands Key in the 1920s.
Sarasota City officials contracted with consultant
Coastal Planning and Engineering in 1990 to come up with
a beach-inlet-channel management plan for the area. CPE
has produced a draft plan that calls for 335,000 cubic yards
of material to come ashore along a 4,950-foot stretch of
beach for much of the public portion of Lido Key.
More sand will probably be needed to replenish the
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and 1991. In 1989, it was declared an area of critical ero-
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In 1990, the city of Sarasota embarked on an beach-
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inlet and pass action to be successful.
Sarasota officials contracted with CPE to conduct their
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dynamic function of barrier islands. That littoral drift of-
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Once sand reaches an inlet shoal, he said, it no longer
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'Little Shop of Horrors' has hit in hand


By Joy Courtney
Features Editor
Anna Maria Island listen up RUN, DO NOT
WALK to get tickets to the Island Players' current produc-
tion of "Little Shop of Horrors." If this musical isn't the
best show to ever hit the Island Players, it's right up there
with Island show-stoppers, "Angry Housewives," "Social
Security," and "Nunsense."
"Little Shop's" life before director Peter Strader
brought this winner to the Island Players' stage emerged
out of the remains of a lackluster cult horror movie made
in the 50s. As dead as the movie was, Alan Menken and
Howard Ashman, who went onto bring Disney's animated
hits "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" to the big screen,
saw a glimmer of creativity and used it as the basis to pro-
duce an off-Broadway hit musical.
To show you how deep the cult movie was, the plot
of "Little Shop" centers about a plant ... a bad plant.
Audrey II, the pod that grows on stage from six inches to
7-and-a-half feet high, is bred to the heights of dark com-
edy by a nerdy florist who uses her, at her bloody worst,
to help him win his girl.
Silly? Maybe. But when combined with a talented cast
who know how to get the most of out of dynamic lyrics and
scores and who are able to pull laughter out of absurdity,
it's a theatrical treat.
The entire Island cast is excellent. They not only mesh
together in harmonic song but work so well together it's
one show where star status is evenly shared.
Shawn Maria Robinson who plays Audrey, the girl whose
affections are wanted by Seymour, the nerdy florist, goes be-
yond doing an excellent job. Her acting, which includes sus-
taining a New York accent while she sings, creates an enter-
taining character. Her singing voice is as enviable as Audrey's
chest. Theater-goers will notice the quality of her voice right
off the bat, but will delight in "Suddenly, Seymour." In this
song, Robinson and the cast let it rip, earning applause that
added to the thunder of the roof coming down.
Jim Lovegrove as Seymour the nerd is great at physi-
cal slapstick comedy and nowhere did Lovegrove's voice
or character fail the audience. Because of Lovegrove,
Seymour the Nerd became Seymour the Beloved.
Allan Kollar, "the sadistic dentist Orin and everyone
else," would have stolen the show if the two leads weren't
as powerful. The audience enjoyed Kollar as much as
Kollar's main character enjoyed inflicting pain. Every time
the curtain opened Kollar was someone else, but when he
came out in that dress...


Islander Sam McDowell did more than his share to
keep the music and the farce going. It was hard to tell
which McDowell enjoyed doing more singing or add-
ing an extra "e" to the word greed as in his character, the
greedy flower shop owner Mushnik.
The singing trio, Tracey Macleod as Crystal, Tami
Vaughn as Chiffon, and Sandi Jones-Lovegrove as
Ronnette, kept the show's segues movin' and showed the
audience they weren't there just as backup singers.
Sal Rabell as the voice of Audrey II managed to keep
the plant's deep voice understandable andjivin'. Everyone
left the show mimicking Rabell's deep baritone of Audrey
II's redundant line, "FEEEEED ME." And though the
audience didn't meet him until the end of the show, Matt
Niekrenz, Audrey II's manipulator, showed he was made


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Marie Robinson as Audrey
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of more stuff than foam. He was actually able to take abow
after supporting and realistically moving a 200-pound
puppet for over an hour.
Kudos have to go to set designer Mary Ann Amato.
Her use of a moveable "brick wall" keeps the action com-
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from costumes to lighting design works well. So well,
nothing distracts from the fun.
For the first time ever, the Island Players' will have
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Nov. 29, vandalism, 400 block of Pine Avenue. A
person unknown smashed out the windshield of a main-
tenance vehicle.
Nov. 29, theft of bicycle, 500 block of Pine Avenue.
Nov. 30, criminal mischief, 100 block of Palm Av-
enue. The victim saw a white male slam his fists down on
his vehicle hood, denting it.
Bradenton Beach
Nov. 28, reckless driving, fleeing to elude, passing
in a no passing zone, possession of paraphernalia with
drug and tampering with evidence, 1800 block of Gulf
Drive South. The officer observed the subject, later iden-
tified as Buck Lee Gleason, 29, of Bradenton, west bound
on SR 684 on a motorcycle. Gleason approached the
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hafidcuffs to the front and concealed something in the seat
of the patrol car. After arriving at the jail, the officer found
a silver metal pipe with marijuana concealed in the seat
of the patrol car. Gleason grabbed the pipe and attempted
to swallow it. The officer made him cough it up. Gleason
said he did it to avoid another charge. The officer then
charged him with tampering with evidence.
Nov. 30, trespass warning, 1300 block of Gulf Drive
North. Two juveniles were riding their bicycles back and
forth on the property and looking in cars.


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Nov. 27, found property a bicycle, intersection
of Clark and Palm Drives.
Nov. 27, loud music, 300 block of 61st Street.
Nov. 27, found property a garage door opener,
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Nov. 27, suspicious person, 200 block of 83rd
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in the road feeding birds. The officer told the man not to
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Nov. 29, suspicious persons, 100 block of 51st
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Nov. 30, traffic, Gulf Drive and 66th Street, The
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vehicle door to keep himself standing. When asked to
perform field performance tests, Lenches replied, "Are
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Dec. 1, assistance, 3900 block of East Bay Drive. A
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Dec. 3, DUI, 4200 block of Gulf Drive. The officer
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Avoiding the Christmas gift choke-ups


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor perspective
The holidays are upon us. At my house, to quote P.G.
Wodehouse, "Christmas has me by the throat," but I'll
pass along some outdoor perspective gift ideas anyway.
Giving gear gifts, (fishing rods, diving masks, binocu-
lars, etc.) is always a mistake in my opinion. Unless the
users are total novices, they probably have strong opinions
about what they like and dislike in gear. Which means that
unless you're just going to give them something and don't
much care if they like it, disaster is at hand.
So I give books. Mostly books connected in some
way with our area, or at least Southwest Florida. And there
are some good new (and old) ones available.
The area's hottest new author, Randy Wayne White,
has a new Doc Ford novel out entitled "The Man Who
Invented Florida." Easily the besftone to date, this a big
step-up from his earlier who-done-its. Fine character de-
velopment and plenty of lines like "Only the young have
time for old differences!" make this St. Martin's Press
book ($20.95), a winner.
My personal favorite publisher, Great Outdoors of St.
Petersburg, has a great new $3.50 paperback out entitled
"Florida Saltwater Bait Fishes." If you've a fisher on your
list this year, this will be a big hit with them. Only 32
pages, but full of color illustrations, this booklet fills a
genuine need for most of us who don't know a Scaled
Sardine from a Whitebait or a Pilchard.
Great Outdoors also has a long list of wonderful
books devoted to local boating such as "A Gunkholer's
Cruising Guide to Florida's West Coast" or "The Gritty
Gourmet's Amazing Adventures in Dockside Dining" -
the latter mentioned here before as it critiques about ev-
ery dockside restaurant between Tarpon Springs and
Sanibel. (The author has some strong opinions about Anna
Maria Island.)
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Offering same-day shipping if you call 1-800-869-
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I moved to Florida.
If you really "must" buy gear as a gift, buy some
lifejackets. There's isn't aboater afloat who couldn't use more,
newer or whatever lifejackets. They're cheap and even boats
under 16 feet will have to carry them starting next May.
Ever wonder where manatees go when the water gets
cold? One of those spots is just a short drive away, at the
Tampa Electric plant in Apollo Beach. It makes a great
day trip and it's free. Open December through March, the
Manatee Viewing Center has hours of 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on
Sunday.
Just take 1-75 to the Apollo Beach exit (#47) and turn
west on Big Bend Road. Go through the stoplight at U.S.
41 and proceed to the comer of Dickman and Big Bend
Roads. Of course if you're really into local lore, just drive
up good ol' 41 and go left at Big Bend. Either way, you'll
find the new Environmental Education Facility and im-
press your guests with your savvy of local wildlife.
Closer to home, the American Littoral Society is of-
fering a trip on the Carefree Learner Dec. 13 from noon to
2 p.m. from Sarasota's Bayfront Park downtown. You'll
hear lectures from crew members, observe the wildlife in
the Bay and even help collect some critters.
Dress warmly, sensibly and prepare to have a great time
on Sarasota Bay. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-
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Now a little news about our neighbors.
We all owe atip of the hat to Sanibel. They've done what
we'd like to do, and now they've been recognized for it
The Society of American Travel Writers announced
recently that Sanibel is among the winners this year of the
Phoenix Award. Designed to recognize "supreme
achievement" in historical, cultural and environmental
preservation, Sanibel was praised "for several programs
that soften the tread of tourism on the fragile island ecol-
ogy, including its Sensitive Lands Acquisition Program."
Far better than most, Sanibel has handled the challenge
facing all Florida-that is, how to handle growth so it doesn't
destroy the beauty that made Florida attractive to begin with.
Well at least we're not Clearwater yet.
Five Casey Key homeowners are trying, though. If
not to create their own Clearwater, then at least their own
fortress, and the rest of the world and everything in it be
damned.
The governor and cabinet rejected the residents' ap-
peal for a permit to build a 650-foot-long concrete barrier
on their beach last year, at least in part because that area
(like all area beaches) is a major sea turtle nesting site.
So now our brand new super-agency, the Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP), has gone ahead and
approved the wall anyway, and did it in such a way that
it won't be reviewed by the governor and cabinet.
Kirby Green, director of DEP Division of Beaches
and Shores says it's all OK now. He says the barrier has
been redesigned so it slopes up from the water and will be
covered with sand. That's what he said!
So I guess we just tell the turtles to go ahead and try
to bury eggs in this sand-covered concrete, right?
For a bunch of rich, supposedly smart people, this has
to be the dumbest environmental idea of the month,
maybe the year. Too bad a little of Sanibel hasn't rubbed
off on Casey Key.
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Kings, mackerel still coming on strong; look for sheepshead


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing continues to be best offshore, with reports of
big kingfish and mackerel and even some amberjack in the
50-pound range coming onto fishers' lines. In the backwa-
ter, look for flounder, sheepshead and redfish.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria said
fishing has been pretty slow, although anglers Saturday
were catching black drums, two over-sized redfish, floun-
der and a 20-pound snook.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said earlier in the week
- pre-front Spanish mackerel, a few cobia, triggerfish,
mangrove snapper and a few kings were being caught
while trolling in the Gulf. In the backwater, he said speck-
led trout, redfish and flounder were the fish of choice. Capt.
Zack also says a lot of snook were around in the canal
mouths and docks.
Offshore, deep-water fishing is just getting better and
better. Ruth at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-


hour trip was bringing in an average of 155-head of por-
gies, seabass and Key West grunts. The six-hour excursion
averaged 230-head of black and red grouper, some large
snapper, Key West grunts, porgies, triggerfish and sand
perch. The all-day trip when the captain was able to get
offshore in the high waves averaged 35 head of man-
grove snapper and red and black grouper.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, Dave said they caught
a lot of bonita Sunday. There are also some good-sized
mackerel out there, a few sheepshead, whiting and one
over-sized red. Dave said snook fishing was hot and heavy
earlier this week, but slowed when the latest front came
through. Snook were hitting ballyhoo, too.
Trout, redfish and flounder were the catches of the week
at the Bradenton Beach Pier, according to Margaret.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle said anglers
there were catching a few snook on live pinfish. Trout
appear scattered, he said, but there are still a few around.


He said flounder were also coming in with shrimp as bait.
On my boat Magic, I was able to put charters onto
sheepshead, porgy, triggerfish, some small amberjack and
flounder. And this isn't a fish story: we were able to catch
some whopper cobia, but lost the big ones.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the fish stories
he's heard at his store have been excellent. Kingfish are
offshore, snook are in the canals and sheepshead are
around the bridges.
Capt. Tom Chaya said redfish, trout, snook and
flounder are out there and coming up to his charter's lines
in the nearshore waters, while offshore he was able to catch
come of those kings and mackerel.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's still catching a few
snook in the canals using that elusive white bait. He also
said he has caught some very nice-sized trout.
Chris at the Galati Yacht Basin reportedtroutandsnook
are in the Key Royale canal system. Anglers should plan to use
live shrimp to catch 'em. Offshore, thereis still some pretty hot
kingfish action three to seven miles offshore. Most of the
catches are made while trolling bombers and silver spoons.
Farther out and deeper, he said 10-poundred grouper and snap-
per could be caught, all in about 80 feet of water.
Capt Rick Gross said he's been catching plenty of
sheepshead on shrimp, although what the fish gained in
quantity they gave up in size. he also caught a few redfish.
Capt. Phil Shields said there are plenty of big amber-
jack out there, and he's been able to get 'em in the 50-
pound limit. There are also plenty of snapper being caught
Capt Todd Romine said snook, reds and trout were
caught last week. Included in the weekly creel report was
a catch-and-release 38-inch snook. Todd said he's been
able to bring back some redfish on almost every trip out.
His advice is to go out when the weather is warmer.
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It's not too late to

express holiday

sentiments
The longer you wait to mail your seasonal greetings,
the more frantic your mailing season becomes. But don't
despair, your greetings can still arrive by Christmas by
using Priority and Express Mail.
The Postal Service offers two "last minute" mailing
options -Priority Mail and Express Mail.
Priority Mail is normally delivered in two or three
days and shipping up to two pounds costs only $2.90; three
pounds $4.10; four pounds $4.65 and five pounds $5.45.
For parcels over five pounds the rate varies with the des-
tination zone.
Since weather can close airports and halt highway
transportation, the Postal Service advises that anything sent
after Dec. 20 be mailed by Express Mail to ensure.deliv-
ery by Christmas. Letters and packages sent by Express
Mail are delivered overnight to most major U.S. cities. The
cost for a package weighing up to a half pound is $9.95 and
up to two pounds can be sent for $13.95. Your local post
office can provide costs for other weights.
For family and friends living overseas, there is Inter-
national Express Mail. For mailing addresses at overseas
military bases, there is Military Express Mail. To nearly
300 APO and FPO addresses, delivery is made in two and
three days. Please check with your local post office to as-
sure the address you're sending to is among those ad-
dresses that can be reached by Express Mail service.
Express Mail letters and packages are delivered seven
days a week, 52 weeks a year including every holiday and
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When is the holiday mailing season?
The holiday mailing season is considered to run from
the week of Thanksgiving until the end of the year. That
period this year covers from Saturday, Nov. 20 until Fri-
day, Dec. 31.
Are there any holiday mail deadlines for overseas and
U. S. delivery?
For most overseas destinations it's best to mail before
December to ensure delivery before the holidays. In the
U.S. there are no real deadlines, but the Postal Service
encourages customers to mail as early as possible, prefer-
ably no later than the end of the first week in December.
What about mailing at the last minute?
You can mail parcels at a Priority/First-Class rate, with
2-3 day delivery service to all U.S. locations. Express Mail
Service, with overnight and next-day service, and delivery
on Christmas Day, is also available to most destinations in
the United States. Customers can check with their local
post office. Express Mail Military Service and Express
Mail International Service are available to more than 300
overseas destinations.
How much mail nationally was handled last year dur-
ing the holiday season?
During the 1992 holiday mailing season, the Postal
Service processed and delivered more than 3.2 billion
holiday cards, letters and package. This was in addition to
the normal daily volume of 550 million pieces.
On a national basis, does total mail volume increase




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the year?
Yes. It increases on an average of 5 to 10 percent. The
biggest jumps are First-Class personal cards and letters and
Fourth-Class parcels.
Do all classes of mail increase in volume during the
holidays?
No. Only First-Class (cards and letters) and Fourth-
Class (parcels) usually increase. Second-Class (newspa-
pers and magazines) and Third-Class (advertising mail)
volume actually decrease in December.
When is the peak period for mail volume?
Most holiday mail is processed the week before
Christmas. The biggest mailing day of the year is usually
the Monday of the week before Christmas. Last year that
day was Dec. 21 when the Postal Service canceled an ad-
ditional 200 million cards and letters and delivered over 5
million parcels. Peak mailing day this year is expected to
be Monday, Dec. 20.
On a national basis, what are the average 1992 daily
volumes compared to what is anticipated in terms of holi-
day mail this year?
Normal personal letters and cards 80 million a day;
holiday personal letters and cards 100 million a day;
regular parcels/packages 2.0 million a day; holiday
parcels/packages 2.5 million a day; peak day projected
volume 220 million cards and letters and 6 million par-
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CITY


Anna Maria


Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach


Holmes Beach


ADDRESS/lot

518 Magnolia


2307 Gulf Dr
50x100

2315 Gulf Dr


408 71st St
90x100


523 74th St
122x100-canal

604 Concord Ln
85x100


STYLE/rooms

residential lot


ground duplex
3bed/3bath

residential lot


ground duplex
4bed/4bath

ground home
3bed/2bath/lcp

ground, home
3bed/2bath/lcar


AGE/size


SELLER/BUYER/when SALES/LIST$


Hill/Aldrich
11/3/93


1952
1496 sfla

50x100


1967
2037 sfla

1959
2035 sfla

1966
1596 sfla


Cunniff/Perryman
11/3/93

Beery/Branick
11/3/93

Langen/Binkowski
11/3/93

Sato/Gassett
11/3/93

Stamer/Rudiger
11/3/93


$67,500
list $72,500

$95,000
list $110,000

$45,000
list uk

$137,000
list $139,000

$168,800
list $189,900

$172,500
list $185,000


Compiled by Doug Dowling, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 778-1222


Sale of Week
Above, at 410 Poinsettia, a67 x 113 feet
vacant lot in Anna Maria, sold for $73,000. It,
was marketed by Agnes Tooker of Fran
Maxon Realty.
Below, at 107 Los Cedros, an elevated
wood frame house on Lake Marcia in Anna
Maria, built in 1979 with two bedrooms, two
baths, and a total living area of 960 s.f. was
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AS F IED


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
cords. $250. 778-6835.
PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete camera system
ready for Xmas! NIKON EM with 50 mm, auto winder,
strobe, plus 28 mm, 70-300 zoom lenses, and bag.
Complete $450. 778-9392.

LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAY with seasonal Luminaria
Candles. Kit includes: 12 white candles, 12 white bags,
matches and sand. All proceeds to The American As-
sociation of University Women Manatee County
Branch. Pick up yours at the Islander Bystanderoffice
in the Island Shopping. 5400 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-7978.


SU.AL. VA vAlig a vu ( wiUA -p-u .
$182,000. Really spacious floor plan.
Nice Duplex Just listed ground level 2/1 each side
big double carports + across the.street from the Gulf.
all this for $160,000 at 201 69th St. Holmes Beach.
Affordable Island living 1 BR Mobile Home
Turnkey furnished. C/P and family room. $17,500.
Dolores M. Baker -
ULicensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 0

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GULFFRONT
Ocean Park Terrace Condo- 3BR/2BA fully fur-
nished. Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun
Deck overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway
& Island. $199,900.


PRICED RIGHT!
301 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Two bedroom, one
bath. A cute little updated cottage. Turnkey furnished.
$116,500.
UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF TAMPA BAY
This lot is ready for you to build your dream house.
$114,900.
GULFFRONT COMPLEX
DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE
2BR/2BA, all the amenities, elevator and turnkey
furnished. $169,900.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
or Janis Steenburgh 778-4796


Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


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DINING TABLE w/large glass oval top, haystack rat-
tan base with 6 off-white cushioned chairs in new con-
dition, $1700. Now $800 OBO. Also large oil paintings.
Stenotype machine $100.5' Christmas tree $20. Also
ornaments and lights. Levelor mini blinds (68" X 36")
$25. Lady Schick hairdryer $20. 778-7107.
GIVE A LITTLE HISTORY FOR CHRISTMAS Anna
Maria island Centennial Calendar $5.00. Published
by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, the 1994
calendar is available at the Islander Bystander office.
Perfect for Christmas giving along with a subscription
to the best newspaper on the Island. Shopping Cen-
ter, 5400A Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUE SPOOL BED Cherry wood, Jenny hind
style. Double size. $750 neg. 778-1119 after 6 p.m.
MARANTZ transceiver. Never used. Best offer. 778-,
1119 after 6 p.m.
GE SELF CLEANING 30'" oven/i'ange. Gold color.
Very good condition. $55. Westinghouse frost free re-
frigerator $45. 778-4073.
i SLEEPER SOFA Beige, $125. Dining table w/4 chairs,
$85. Zenith stereo w/stand and cart, $75. 778-5152.
HENRY LINK (grey washed wicker) coffee table, glass
op, new $290, asking $150. 792-7828.
NTERIOR DOORS, various sizes. Craftsman electric
rass edger. Crystal chandelier. 778-2432.
GE WASHER, $125. Mid-size dryer, $70. Cockatiel
(large cage), $50. New Queen mattress set, $120. 203
2nd St. N., Apt 1, Bradenton Beach. Sat., Dec. 11 only
or call 778-8313 eves.





Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax # 778-7035
778-2307 or 778-1450
SEASONAL RENTALS
AVAILABLE
Looking for a seasonal rental? We still have some great
rentals for you! Rent a GULFFRONT 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath
for $2300 per month or a 1 bedroom, 1 bath for $850 per
month. These are just two of our great rentals. For more in-
formation call Nancy Ungarvsky at 778-2307.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky,
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler, Pat Jackson,
Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
and Kay Kay Hardy ,


ANNA MARIA ISLAND

EXCEPTuIONA~riLi

PRPEtM~RTIES


PERICO BAY CLUB
2BR/2B turnkey, beautifully furnished condo has Estuary
view and features original, non-smoking owner, gated com-
munity, pool, tennis, garage and screened lanai all for
$114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
SUGAR SAND BEACHES Pool, privacy and Gulf views and
a double gulffront lot are the setting for Anna Maria's best of the
best Offered at $975,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
CHARMING BEACH COTTAGE Totally renovated 2BR/
1.5B home across from beach. Mexican tile, all new appliances.
This one you must see! $113,900. Jaria Chilsom, 778-7588.
40' DOCK IN SAILBOAT WATER Comes with this spa-
cious 3BR, 1835 sq ft condo on deep sheltered canal to
Intracoastal. Features include vaulted ceilings, 4 sky lights
and more. $219,000. Terri Robertson, 795-2676.
PALMA SOLA BAY LOT Prestigious North WestBradenton
1/3+ acre with unobstructed view of Palma Sola Bay. Possible
owner financing! $79,900. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.


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Anna Maria Island Centre / 813-778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive / Holmes Beach, FL 34217


SUSAN = Your Island Mary Kay Connection! Beauti-
ful Christmas gift baskets for men and women. Call
now to see samples. Immediate delivery! 778-1144.

QUEEN SIZE SOFA bed. Gold color in good condition.
$60. 778-5405.


GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 11. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 420
Magnolia, Anna Maria. Fishing tackle, plants and odds
& ends.
CARPORT SALE Toys, babyclothes (newbom to 2T)
and lots more! Sat., Dec. 11.8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3401 6th
Ave.,J-lolmer Beach.
5 FAMILY PAK-RATS Tables, lamps, high chair, jew-
elry, books, shoes, clothes, misc. Fri., Dec. 10 & Sat.,
Dec. 11. 9 to 5. 109 3rd St., S. Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Dec. 10 & Sat., Dec. 11.8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. No early birds. 812 South Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria.


YOGA in Holmes Beach. Beginning, advanced and
senior classes starting in December for 6 weeks. Call
778-3892 for enrollment information.






BOATER'S DELIGHT KEY ROYALE










Minutes to open water, cheerful 2Bd/2Ba home.
Tastefully furnished, low maintenance, stone
lawn, dock, security shutters and much more!
Shows like a model! Only $220,000!
Please Call Nick at Nite or Day 778-4642

N.G. "Nick" Patsios
BROKER/SALESPERSON
Island Specialist for 15 Years
'The One Who Knows"
778-2261 or K 778-4642

Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
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PELICAN COVE! 2BD 2BA Turnkey furnished. 10
boat slips, pool, tennis court. Direct Gulffront view.
Miles of white sandy walking beach. $119,000.
SUN PLAZA WESTI 2BD 2BA Turnkey furnished.
Two lanais, heated pool, sauna, exercise room in di-
rect Gulffront complex. Unit has Gulf view. $149,000.
GULF SHORES! 3BD 2BA. Turnkey furnished. Sec-
ond floor view of fantastic sunsets over waters of Gulf
of Mexico. Absolutely on the beach. Walk to your
hearts content. $189,000.
BEACHCOMBER! Longboat Key, one bedroom
turnkey furnished. Beach front complex. This unit
overlooks Intracoastal waterway. Across from Publix
and many shops. A steal. $89,900.
Call Rose to see these or any other listings.
778-2261 or after hours 778-7780.
Toll-free 1-800-422-6325.
ROSE
SCHNOERR
Realtors
GRI, LTG, RRC
0 1993 Member of the
Year: Florida State
Women's Council of
Realtors.
-2,000 Members.


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GREAT WATER VIEW ...2 bedroom, 2 bath very
spacious & bright canalfront home with 90' of sea-
wall! Large screened lanai, sprinkler system, very
private location and dock. Call Roni McCuddin,
778-5585. #53063 $180,000.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME HERE! One of a
kind! Direct Bayfront lot in N. Anna Maria near Rod
& Reel Pier. Spectacular vies of Tampa Bay! Call
Roni McCuddin, 778-5585. #53938 $220,000.
DREAMS COME TRUE ... secluded hideaway,
citrus and pecan trees on 1/2 acre lot. 3 bedroom,
2 bath on Gap Creek. Brick deck on pool, fireplace
& in-law apt. Call Sally Schrader, 792-3176.
#53466 $149,400.
RENTALS ... SEASONAL ... RENTALS
MARTINIQUE: 2 br, 2 ba. Available now.
WEST BAY COVE: 1 br, heated pool.
LUXURY CANALFRONT HOME: 2/3 br, spa,
fireplace. Jan Mar.
WEST ON GULF DR: 2br, 2 ba home.
Call T. Dolly Young, 778-5427
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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.


THE ISLAND'S BEST WATERFRONT BUY! Lovely 3BD/2BA
home on deep water canal. New seawall cap and dock in 1992.
No bridges to Bay. Beautiful lawn with auto sprinklers and
Home Owners Warranty. $ 229, 500.
Hal Gillihan Office 778-2261
Evenings 778-2194


Vacation


Rentals

Anna Maria Island

Great Selection of

Seasonal Properties

Beachfront Bayview Gardenview

Weekly rates from $500.00
Monthly rates from $1,200.00

Contact: Debbie Dial
800/881-2276
813/778-2275
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275


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'- -- waterfront. Ask for Sandy or Dick ...
SANDY GREINER REALTORGAssociale
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ISLAND COMFORT
3 bedroom, 2 bath, on sailboat water. The split bedroom de-
sign, family room, eat-in kitchen and carefree landscaping will
add to your easy Island living. $199,900.
Call Toni or Herb King
795-2211 After Hours 778-1785
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SUNBOW BAY Most space for your money! 3Bed/
2Bath, large eat-in kitchen, 3 large decks, contempo-
rary design, water views. Pools, tennis, boat docks
available. Steps to beach & shopping. MLS#54787
$129,900. Call John Green. 778-2261 or 778-3167
eves.
5400 GULF DRIVE Lovely all redecorated 1st floor
condo. 2Bed/1.5Bath, upgraded carpet, appliances &
counter tops. New windows. All furnishings less than
4 years old. Close to beach, laundry & pools.
MLS#54734. $115,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan. 778-
2261 or 792-8477 eves.
KEY ROYALE-Spacious 2Bed/2Bath remodeled home,
all new appliances, new seawall & dock, low maintenance
yard, caged pool, fans in every room. #54523. $248,000.
Call Dick Maher. 778-2261.
SUN PLAZA WEST- Beautiful turnkey furnished, 2 Bed/
2Bath, Beachfront complex, heated pool, lighted tennis
courts. Walk miles on sandy white beach. MLS#54706.
$149,000. Call Rose Schnoerr. 778-2261.


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2500 GULF DRIVE Gulf view home, recently reno-
vated, 2Bed/2Bath elevated home with elevator. Pan-
oramic Gulf views from this great beach house.
MLS#54595. $338,000. Call Tom Nelson or Dick
Maher. 778-2261.
OCEAN PARK TERRACES Lovely 3Bed/
2Bath furnished condo. Sundeck with wet bar
and views of Gulf and Bay, outdoor grill. Secu-
rity door, elevator, two patios. #54490.
$199,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt or Janis Van
Steenburgh. 778-2261.
KEY ROYALE BOATER'S DELIGHT! Deep water
dock, minutes to open water. Tastefully furnished
2Bed/2Bath home. Stone lawn, security shutters all
around. MLS#54173. $220,000. Call Nick Patsios.
778-2261.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 2Bed/2Bath 2nd floor unit
with panoramic view of Tampa Bay to Watson's Bayou.
Large storage/hobby room. #1081. $120,000. Call
Bobye Chasey. 778-2261.


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* GULFFRONTI Magnificent views from all rooms DIRECT GULFFRONT Newly listed turnkey fur-
of this great house. Popular rental. Expansive, sandy nished apartment in popular Sunset Terrace Condo-
beach in all directions. Priced at $349,000. Call Stan minium. Experience the best of Gulffront living for
Williams for details. only $128,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


* BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach
in front of this lovely 2BR 2BA, turnkey furnished
condo. Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, secu-
rity entrance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams.
* $1,100 INCOME Per month from this modern du-
plex. 2BR/2BA each side. Amenities include dish-
washer, disposals, laundry room, skylights and cov-
ered parking. Priced at $124,900. Call Stan
Willliams.
* SUNRISE OR SUNSET Pick your preference from
one of these 2BR-2BA Gulffront or Bay View, unfurnished
condos. Pool, elevator and close to shopping and restau-
rants. Great beach just across the street. Priced at
$86,900 and $89,900. Call Stan Williams.
* BEACHES, SUNSETS AND AMBIANCE Direct
Gulffront 2BR/2BA unit that is turnkey furnished.
Great walking beach. A proven money maker for rent-
als. Protected parking. All for $164,900. Call Stan
Williams.
* HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Beautifully
renovated 3BR/2BA waterfront residences with spa-
cious open floor plan. New custom kitchen with top
end appliances, lovely new pool and patio area, con-
crete dock with deep water. Numerous other quality
features. Offered at $274,000. Call Dave Moynihan
for details.


* ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four, fully
furnished, 1BR 1BA units for only $175,000. Or
buy just one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained
and located in quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks
to great beach. Call Bill Wagner.
* ISLAND DUPLEX Well located and maintained
Island duplex in desirable area Holmes Beach. Short
walk to prime beach area and canal docking. Priced
at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
* 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.
* 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.
* BAY VIEW DUPLEX Unobstructed Bay view
from this custom duplex with large utility and storage
area. Short walk to beach and City Park. Priced at
$139,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
* GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view
townhouse with 3BR-3BA, private 2 car garage and
with 3200 sq. ft. under roof. Complex offers two
pools, tennis, lush grounds and short walk to prime
beach. Offered at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan for
details.


ONLY $59,000
Cute little cottage by the Bay. Walk to the City
Pier. One of a kind property, two bedroom, one
bath. Won't last long. Call today. Eves. Call Pat
778-3301 or Ken 778-6986.


LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717' Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


RENTALS AVAILABLE
WEEK/MONTH/SEASON & ANNUAL
Vacation rentals range from rustic beach
cottages to luxury bayview and Gulffront
homes; and annual single family home located
on canal.


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HORIZON REALTY
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216


PRICE REDUCED
Excellent opportunity to Invest In this nice duplex only one house from
Gull. Both units have excellent access to beach and nice Gulf view from
upstairs apartment. Downstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and upstairs
Includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Excellent rental property and priced to sell!
Asking $219,500.
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202 LAKEVIEW
2 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car garage. Heavy duty boat davits.
Seawall and dock. Fireplace, central vacuum. Renovations done ready
for offer. Asking .S 8Oe..$41e.00'.$41.700. $169,000.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service *12YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778-134 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISFACTION


Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS *7 DAYS A WEEK
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"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
v Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468


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COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


ISLAND LOCKSMITH has moved! Our new location
is 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. Same phone number
778-1661.
SENIOR WARM-UP Rejuvenate your body, release
pain and tension, improve flexibility. Class begins
Dec., 13. 8:30- 9:30 a.m. in Holmes Beach. First calls
free. Call 778-3892 to enroll.


LOST Male. Lab/Shepherd mix (blonde). Answers to
"Dog". 3 years old. No collar. 24th St. & Ave. C,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4219.


BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.


CONVERTIBLE 86 RENAULT DL White/white top.
Auto, stereo, tape and power. Low miles. $2500 firm.
Good condition. Ask for Frank 778-6126/778-6127.
TOYOTA TERCEL 84,3 door. Runs well. Good Island
car. $500 OBO. 778-7710.
MGB ROADSTER 1971. Classic model with chrome
bumpers. New pain on rust-free body. New top, car-
pet, tires, etc. An investment. $4200 OBO. Leave
message 778-2907.


10 FT JOHN BOAT; 2 HP Yamaha motor; less than 20
hours. Great Christmas gift. $500. Located in Anna
Maria. Call Tampa (813) 254-7901.
SLIP FOR RENT Holmes Beach. 778-7039.


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


EXTRA TIME on your hands? The Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers please
call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Darcy.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetics opportunity!
You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
PART TIME Kitchen and wait help. Tip of the Island.
778-3909.
HELP WANTED Dishwasher needed 4 nights a week
call 778-6614.
PERSON TO HELP with electronic text filing program
on Anna Maria Island. Mostly sales and people con-
tact. Will train. Flexible hours. 729-4557 or 778-3857
eves.
HELP WANTED Mature adults. Part time and full time.
Peaches Ice Cream and Deli. 778-7386.


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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and services!
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon on mobile number 356-4649.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private parties
or any occasion. 794-5947.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carieen. 15
years experience. No job to small. For free estimates call
voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
MATURE HOME COMPANION Former Island resi-
dent. Shopping, cooking, appointments. Non smoker.
795-5003.
NRA CERTIFIED Pistol Instructor. For Florida 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-
4171.

A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT A gift certificate for a
Swedish massage, $35 hour. Call Marilyn (Lic #
MA0015282). 756-4487.
CHEERFUL, REFINED mature companion for home
care, driving, shopping, errands, appointments and
light cooking. Dependable Island resident. 778-0601.
DUSTBUSTERS The Island housecleaning experts.
Weekly, bi-weekly or anytime. References. 778-6975
or 795-1141.
FINE CLEANING Homes, offices, restaurants, rentals.
Local references. Low rates. 778-7537.
PRESSED FOR TIME Beautiful work for a reasonable
price. Ironing and cleaning. Call Shelia 778-1767.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees. Including palms. Insured, reasonable.
Island resident. Local references. Call Brewers 778-
7790.


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.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee County
resident 25 years. Call today for a free estimate. Ken
792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the Islandfor
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.

THE CARPET ACE
Padding & Installation
Repairs Restretches No job to small
Free estimates. Insured.
745-6644 Beeper 954-6644

BILL'S HOME SERVICES Complete home mainte-
nance. 35 years experience of quality work. Available
24 hours. 778-2409.


ONE LARGE 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! All in The Islander
Classifieds.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal, annual available
rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty. 795-4394.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck and porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
3143.
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.


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Searching For 11 Individuals
Free Training Program
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VACATION RENTALS Reserve for season now! Neal
& Neal Rentals. 778-9477 or 800-422-6325.

BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW furnished condo. 2/1, lanai,
cable, A/C, phone, microwave, rec-center, laundry, heated
pool and Intracoastal dock. All new furnishings. 150 ft to gulf
beach. Seasonal or annual with 3 month minimum. Annual
rate negotiable. Utilities not included. $1200 month. 708-
858-6295. after 6 p.m. or weekends.
ANNA MARIA 2/1 house on canal with dock. One
block from beach. 813-223-7000, George Barford.
Seasonal/monthly.

GULF FRONT Wonderful views from this furnished, 2/1,
apartment with pool and sandy walking beach in quiet area
of Holmes Beach. Availabilities from Dec. to Apr. 94 at $625
per week. Call Pat eves. 813-778-7976.

HIDE-A-WAY with lovely view on bay. Seasonal (pre-
fer 3-6 months). 1BR $1200 month. 2BR $1600 month.
Utilities and cable included. 778-7107.
BRADENTON BEACH efficiency. Newly remodeled.
One block from beach, large deck under beautiful
shade tree. Behaved pets welcome with deposit. Sea-
sonal rates. Call 813-963-0539.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED duplex near beach with
screened lanai overlooking lovely tropical yard.
Monthly, Jan. March $1200. December, $400
weekly. 778-3892.
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTAL 3/2 home in Bay
Lakes Estates. Old Florida Realty Company. 778-
3377.
SEASONAL RENTALS Westbay Cove condo. Se-
lected months still available. 2/2, fully furnished units.
Two pools, tennis, walk to beach and all services. Old
Florida Realty Company. 778-3377.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV, phone,
1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month including
utilities. Available Jan. thru April 1994. 778-5419.
SEASONAL Fisherman's Paradise: 2/2, elevated on
Bay w/dock, turnkey, $500 week. Hideaway Mansion:
Sleeps 10 at the beach. $750 week or $2400 month.
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.
SEASONAL BAYFRONT condo. Open Jan. and Feb.
due to cancellation. Large 2/2, beautiful view, tennis,
pool, washer/dryer, etc. $1800 month for Jan. & Feb.
or $2100 for 1 month. Island Real Estate 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1, furnished duplex apart-
ments. Seasonal or annual. 778-0468.
ANNA MARIA Very nice 2BR, secluded, beautiful view
on lagoon. Boat dock. Garage. One block to beach.
Available Dec 15 thru April 30. $1600 monthly or sea-
sonal. 778-4073.
OFFICE Rent/lease. Business/professional. On Gulf
Drive. $375 month. 778-3628.
VACATION RENTAL Key Royale pool house. 2/2
Lovely furnished, quiet and private. Jan 21 thru March
4. $700 weekly w/ 4 week min., 778-7307.
ONE OF A KIND Anna Maria gulffront, 3/2 with pan-
oramic sunset views from every window. All amenities.
$1400 week/$3600 month, seasonal rate. 778-3171.


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UNFURNISHED BEACH RENTALS 2/2 home. 6
month rental. No pets. $650 month. 2/1 elevated du-
plex with garage. No pets. $465 month. Smith Realtors
778-0770.
VACATION RENTALS 2/2 gulffront condo, ground level,
2 pools, $1500 month/ annual; $2500 month/6 months;
$3500 month. Some seasonal rentals still available. $950
to $2500 month. Smith Realtors 778-0770.
PLAYA ENCANTADA condo. Holmes Beach. Fur-
nished. 2/2, utilities, pool and tennis. $1850 month,
seasonal. Available Jan. 1. 758-9380.
SEASONAL Large 2/2, beautifully furnished elevated
home. Close to beach. Available now. 778-4010 eves.
ANNUAL 3/2 with den, living room, dining room, 1 car
garage, fireplace and nice yard. 307 57th St., Holmes
Beach. $850 month. Neal & Neal Realtors 778-9477.



* LUXURY LOT on Island for that special home. Reach
Richard for real estate. Island Real Estate 778-6066.

HOLMES BEACH 2/1 condo with enclosed garage and
new washer/dryer. Near Holmes Beach City Hall. Ideal
investment property as a winter rental and a summer va-
cation home. $57,000.779-2400. Principals only!

* 402 & 404 MAGNOLIA. House plus possible build-
able lot. Reach Richard for real estate. Island Real
Estate 778-6066

KEY ROYALE 624 Foxworth. 100 ft canal front. 3/2.5,
living room, dining room, kitchen with eating area., 2
car garage. $225,000. 778-7837.

* 209 COCONUT. Beach cottage over 2,000 sq. ft.
Reach Richard for real estate. Island Real Estate 778-
6066.

HOLMES BEACH By owner. 3/3 elevated duplex.
Owner financing available. $169,500. 778-0468.

* DUPLEX 2/2 each side, drive by 208 Peacock. Reach
Richard for real estate. Island Real Estate 778-6066.

BEACH HOME Neat 2/1 home, large lot zoned duplex,
garage, extra storage, central H/A. Walk to beach. Near
shopping and restaurants. Call Dale Higinbotham, Assoc.
Eves 778-3282. Skyway Realty, Inc.
WATERFRONT 2/2, approx. 200 sq ft home near
beach. Deep canal to Intracoastal. 15 X 30 solar pool.
$187,000. 778-2952 for appointment.
SEASONAL ANNA MARIA house. Four houses from
beach on Gulf side. No smokers. No pets. $1300
month including utilities. 778-1576.

BY OWNER 2/2, gulfview condo. Pool, tennis, shuffle-
board, exercise room and clubhouse. Must see. Call
778-5152.


DUPLEX BY OWNER Holmes Beach 2/2, ceramic tile,
carpet. Remodeled in 1993. Walk to beach and shop-
ping. Must see. Asking $124,900. For appointment
778-6221.


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THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person and paid in advance at our office we do
not invoice or handle credit card charges. Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive,
in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.
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Tile & Marble Masonry & Stucco
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A SPECIAL SECTION DECEMBER 9, 1993


t's the time of year when we all take a little ex-
tra time to give someone a smile or send a
greeting.., pause to give hug or a word of
praise. It's a very special time of year for friends
and family it's the holiday season.
This has been our first year of publishing and
we are very proud to present our first Holiday
Wish Book. In this special section of The Islander
Bystander, we have taken a moment to present to
you in words and pictures some individuals and
organizations in our community who deserve
your extra attention.
The Wish Book is devoted to Islanders and
Island community service organizations and their
special needs for improving assistance to visitors


and residents on Anna Maria Island.
Each of these people and organizations offer
an opportunity for you to share something.
There is a story and a list of needs wishes -
from each one. There is everything from a
typewriter to a new building.
It's our way of saying thanks to the commu-
nity for the support we have received for the
past year. We hope to make it a holiday tradi-
tion.
We specially wish to thank the sponsor
advertisers for making the Wish book possible.
We hope you receive something from the
Holiday Wish Book... the joy of giving.
Happy Holidays! Best wishes for 1993!


The wish book is thanks to the extra effort of Islander Bystander employees:
Jan Barnes, Darla Becker, Joy Courtney, Jeannie Friedman, Dolores Knutson and Paul Roat.
Publisher Bonner Presswood


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Island

Christmas 1993
ll Island Denominations, composed of six
Island churches, is coordinating Island
Christmas 1993 to help Island-only low-
income families which include many children and
senior individuals -have a merry Christmas. Island
Christmas 1993 is located in the old Ace Hardware
building, north of Walgreen's, in the Anna Maria
Center on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. The project ,
is in dire need of an array of donations. The need of
recipients of food and gifts from Island Christmas 1993 :
has been verified by the program.
The Island Wish List for Island Christmas 1993 is:
Cash donations to buy gifts and food.
New or nearly new clothing, all sizes.
New toys for children of all ages.
Non-perishable food (special arrangements can be made for donations of turkeys).
Volunteers to wrap, shop and deliver.
Contact: Island Christmas 1993, 778-5050,9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.


Claire Clark and Pastor Dan Kilts of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church.


Tingley Memorial

Library,

Bradenton Beach
T e Bradenton Beach Library Committee is
working to open the city's new Tingley
SMemorial Library during the second week of
January 1994. The money to build and maintain the
library (approximately $710,000) came in the form
of a bequest by former Bradenton Beach resident
Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley who died in 1989.
The committee has also earned a grant from the
Herrick Foundation in Detroit, Mich., for public-use
computer equipment and a grant from the Florida
Yard Program for landscaping. The time has come *.
to fill the library with people and books.
The Island Wish List of the Bradenton Beach .
Library Committee for the Tingley Memorial .- .-. .
Library is:
The volunteer services of a retired librarian to help set up operating procedures.
Donations of fiction and non-fiction books that have been on the best seller lists
within the last five years.
Contact: John Sandberg, president, Bradenton Beach Library Committee, 778-6247.


* .1


A volunteer librarian is needed to set up operations at the Tingley
Memorial Library.


Goodwill Industries-Manasota, Inc., with a
donation station at First Union Bank in
Holmes Beach, uses the revenue from the
sale of community donations to operate 14 area-
wide Goodwill Community Training Centers and
Job Connection programs. Last year, over 2,000
people contacted the Goodwill Job Connection for
vocational assistance to have the program give
them the chance to become tax-paying citizens
who earn their own way. To keep up this work,


Goodwill needs the cooperation of the Island
Community.
The Island Wish List for Goodwill Industries is:
Donations of usable clothing, household
goods, furniture and small appliances.
Donations of non-perishable food, collected
by Goodwill for area food banks.
Contact: Donation Station, First Union Bank
Parking lot, 5327 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, open
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Goodwill

Industries


Island Foods

"Best Wishes
for a Happy
Holiday Season!"

3900 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach 778-4100


Gy Yatros, D.M.D.

3909 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
778-2204


When it comes to service,
everything matters.


Si N First Union National Bank
of Florida
5327 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach
813 798-2708


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Community Center

offers Islanders hope
he Anna Maria Island Community Center is a
private non-profit organization which provides
over 40 cultural, educational, recreational and
social programs and special events on a year-round
basis for residents of all three Island cities. The center
strives for community success through participation
and involvement.
The Island Wish List for AMICC is:
A new building closer to Bradenton Beach
where counseling and educational programs could be
held.
More parking spaces.
Peace, happiness, love and good health for each
child and every family and adult member of the
community.
The ability to provide adequate service to those
who use the center.
A community free of domestic violence, child
abuse and neglect and an end to alcohol and drug
abuse.
Contact: Executive Director Pierrette Kelly, 778-1908.


Children receive more than a helping "lift" at the Community Center.


St. Bernard's Guild of St. Bernard Roman
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach donates
goods to the Haitian Refugee Community in
Imokolee and makes monthly donations to a
Mexican orphanage which houses 100 children.
In addition to donating to various groups
affiliated with the Catholic Church, the Guild also
raises funds for Habitat for Humanity and pro-
vides volunteers and financial donations to the
Anna Maria Island Community
Members pick up food, cook and serve at the
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Bradenton. They are
also active at the AMI Community Center where
they donate funds and volunteer at the After


Burner program for latch key children, and pro-
vide Christmas gifts for needy children.
The Guild has a membership of 165 women
who have dedicated over 28,000 volunteer hours.
The members raise funds through rummage sales,
bingo, dessert card partiesfashion shows, lun-
cheons, ethnic dinner dances, a poinsettia bazaar
and antique shows.
This organization has just one wish on its list:
Every fundraising event that St Bernard's Guild
sponsors is announced and is open to the public. Our
wish is that the public attend and support these events
so that we can provide and donate more.
Contact: St. Bernard's Guild, 778-4769.


Learn and grow

through video ....
PFI|he Anna Maria Elementary School Friends of -
| the Library recently brought the school's
library out of the 1950s and into the high-tech.
90s by building a modem facility thanks to unprec-
edented community support and generosity. The
Friends collected $12,000 in cash-- $9,000 was
spent on construction, $1,200 was spent on new
books to upgrade the collection, and $1,800 was
used to purchase a RF modulator, which allows
children to broadcast live from the new library to
each classroom.
The Island Wish List for Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School Friends of the Library is:
A Sony CCD 81 High 8 Camera Camcorder.
This is the last piece of equipment needed to allow
the broadcast system to become fully operational.
This specific camera is required because it is the
only one that can interface with supporting equip-
ment. It retails for $900. If anyone wants to give this
camcorder, it could be in the form of a tax-deduct-
ible check made out to Anna Maria Elementary
School Camcorder Wish.
In the spring, watch for and attend the Island Branch Library's Spring Book & White Elephant Sale.
Proceeds will help create a book purchase fund for the school library.
Contact: Anna Maria Elementary School, 778-1125.


Anna Maria School students Katie Katz, Ben
Rigney, Suzanne Wight and Logan Bystrom.


St. Bernard's

Guild


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Anna Maria Island

Privateers
T e Anna Maria Island Privateers was established
Sas a non-profit organization in 1971. Its goals are to
promote activities for the betterment of youth and
to render altruistic services to the community. Funds
raised through the Privateers' mullet smokes, the July 4th
Picnic, Octoberfest and Thieves' Markets help support
youth programs at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, the Rubonia Youth Center, the Privateers' Schol-
arship Program and various other community needs.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria Island
Privateers is:
Donations earmarked for youth programs.
Donations earmarked for the Privateers' Scholar-
ship Program which helps send Island young people to
Manatee Community College.
Participation in or street-side support for the
Privateers' Island Holiday Parade on Dec. 18.
Contact: Andy Toombs, president, 794-5966, or Norm
McKelvey, treasurer, 778-5934.


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Anna Maria Island

High-12 Club


T he Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island,
Inc., a member of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, has for its motto: "Where
Work Is, There Let Our Job Be!" Among its many
activities, club members support R.O.C.K. Camp
for Cancer Kids; the Hacienda Girls Ranch; the
HOBY Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation; the
Special Olympics. Island members also volunteer
as bell ringers for the Salvation Army during the
month of December; collect eye glasses and cases
for the Lions Club; participate in an active recy-
cling program to support Little League; donate
funds and books to the Island Branch Library; and
maintain a scholarship program for Island stu-


T e Friends of the Island Library is a
volunteer organization formed to lend
additional support to the Island Branch
Library through the purchase of books, equip-
ment and the sponsorship of various forms of
educational programs for children and adults.
The Island Wish List for the Friends of the
Island Library is:
More members. Full-time and part-time
residents are invited to join anytime.


ohe Anna Maria Island High Twelve Club
is a Masonic club that meets every week
on the Island. The dub sponsors an
Island Little League Team at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and every Christ-
mas season their members "Ring the Bell" for
Salvation Army donations.
High Twelve also supports the Masonic
Home and the Wolcott Foundation which



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dents to Manatee Community College.
The Island Wish List for the Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island is:
New members. Monthly meetings are held
the first Wednesday of the month from October
to May at 12:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
Community support for dub's fundraisers
during the year. Upcoming fundraisers are: a
yard sale, 458 63rd St., Holmes Beach, on Feb. 5;
Dessert Card Party on March 16 at the commu-
nity center.
Contact: Marian Van Winkle, president, 778-
7865.


Volunteers. If interested, contact the library.
Cookbooks for the Friends' cookbook
fundraiser to be held on Jan. 22. Deliver them to
the library anytime before Jan. 19,
Come and enjoy the Friends' 1993-94
program series on designated Tuesdays at 3
p.m. in the Walker Swift Room at the branch in
Holmes Beach. A schedule of programs and
dates are at the branch.
Contact: Island Branch Library, 778-6341.


sponsors college graduates to go on and earn
master degrees to enter positions in the United
States government.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria Island
High Twelve Club is:
New members are welcome to join and
attend meetings held every Thursday at Shucker's
restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Contact: John Lasson, Hi-12, 778-0115.



Professional Medical Center
(FORMERLY WESTBAY MEDICAL CENTER)
would like to wish everyone "Happy Holidays"
NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT...
new physician and new medical staff.
(Angela is still here to greet you.)
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Anna Maria

Elementary School
A nna Maria Elementary School has a student
body of approximately 380 children from
grades kindergarten to fifth grade. Though
the Manatee County public school system pays for
the big-ticket items, individual classrooms need a lot
of "little things" to help our teachers get their job
done.
The Island Wish List for Anna Maria Elementary
School by teacher and grade is:
64 solar-powered, inexpensive calculators (so
many teachers asked for them that the number of -
calculators was consolidated in this list).
Branning, music 20 Yamaha brand soprano
records and one music stand.
Moran, kindergarten-flannel board, magnets,
magnifying glasses, flower pots, vegetable seeds, |
individual size chalkboards with erasers, colored chalk,
pencil sharpener (classroom size), children's records
and tapes, children's books, child-size scissors.
Brockway, third grade --play money (change
and bills), Junior Scrabble game, math game (big
dice and board for addition and subtraction), Step paperback books (Target
store has many at reading levels 1 and 2), popcorn machine for school use and
second grade popcorn sale, gift certificate from a craft store for future project
supplies, Polaroid 600 Plus film, rubber stamps in designs for making own
cards and wrapping paper.
Swank, fourth grade aquarium motor, 6 watts or more, and some
gold fish (please wait until we have the motor), used Christmas tree orna-
ments (no lights), used rocking chair.
Wagner, first grade calculators.
Ellis, fifth grade 30 clear plastic protractors, geographic safari game,
blinds for high windows so light doesn't glare on chalk board.
Davis, fourth grade calculators, 25 dear plastic protractors, 30 dear
plastic rulers, 2 School Days Math Balances and Incentive Charts, balls for the
playground, a class-sized pack of Magic Markers, paperback books for teach-
ing literature and critical thinking.
Paul, third grade student atlases, computer paper, calculators.
Small, fourth/fifth split class large fire-retardant area rugs, Florida state
road maps, 35mm camera and slide film and Polaroid 600 Plus film, calculators.
Brady, second/third split class calculators, student dictionaries, a


bookshelf, an updated globe, set of small moveable clock faces.
Russell, fifth grade calculators, 30 dear plastic protractors, 5 to 10
microscopes or two with some slides.
Thomas, second grade calculators, green and white lined computer paper.
Lashway, third grade calculators, large plastic tool box, small ham-
mer, measuring cups and spoons, double stick tape, magnetic strip, perma-
nent markers, blank cassettes, blank video tapes, a set of encyclopedias, rulers
with metric and flash cards for addition, subtraction, multiplication and
division.
Arnold, teacher's aide calculator, black permanent markers, assorted
color permanent markers, three pairs of good scissors, computer with printer.
Comkowycz, teacher's aide tape dispenser, calculator, a pair of good
scissors.
Cafeteria staff a walk-in freezer.
Custodial staff a custodial room built beside the coach storage room.
Room would need water and sewer hook-up, power is already there. Two
walls are already there. Many supplies are susceptible to heat or freezing
temperatures and the current storage building now gets up to 120 degrees.
Contact: Anna Maria Elementary School, 778-1125.


Anna Maria Island

Chamber of Commerce
T'rhe purpose of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
| is to unify the Island business community. Its job is to commu-
.L nicate and cooperate with local, state and federal governments
on issues which directly or indirectly affect chamber members and to
promote programs of a civic, social, cultural and aesthetic nature that
will benefit the community as a whole. The chamber also acts as a
central information organization for the community-at-large and
visitors.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce is:
Word processor and/or PC with printer.
Desktop calculator with tape print-out.
Acrylic (dear) business card displays to hold ten to 100 cards.
Two ceiling fans.
Typewriter, electric (an upgrade from present Sharp XQ-320).
Contact: Darcy Lee Marquis Migliore, chamber executive director,
778-1541.


Volunteer Ann Maher


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Working to preserve

the Island's past
T |he Anna Maria Island Historical Society is a
non-profit educational organization which is
dedicated to the study and preservation of all
materials relating to the early days of Anna Maria
Island. The society of volunteers mans the Island
Museum at 402 Pine Ave., in Anna Maria City. The
building, built in the 20s for an ice house, houses
displays of old photos, maps, newspaper clippings,
records, books, and video tapes of interviews with early
residents. Admission to the museum is free and an
adult membership in the society is $10 a year.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria Island -
Historical Society is:
A computer system for storing historical Volunteer No
records and files. Volunteer Nom
Two four-drawer file cabinets on wheels
More early photos and memorabilia donated by Island residents.
More active members and contributors.


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Contact: Island Museum, 778-0492; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Satur-
day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


S e Anna Maria Artists Guild is devoted
to artistic education whatever the
Medium for adults and children in the
Island area. The guild does this through pro-
grams at Anna Maria Elementary School, the
Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes Beach, the
Ringling Museum and the Anna Maria Island

-lhe purpose of the Anna Maria Garden
Club is to stimulate knowledge and love
-. of gardening, protect native trees, plants
and birds and to encourage planting and
conservation. Monthly programs range from
topics such as holiday decorating to crime
prevention.


Community Center.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Artists Guild is:
A telephone answering machine.
A microphone and speaker system.
Contact: Artists Guild, 5414 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach or 778-6694.

The Island Wish List of the Anna Maria
Garden Club is:
New members. The dub invites anyone
interested to attend its monthly meetings held the
third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pim. at
Roser Church, Anna Maria City, Fellowship Hall.
Contact: Edythe Richardson, 778-5076.


Episcopal Church

Women of the

Church of the

Annunciation-
T e Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the
Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach
contributes to various organizations and .
projects locally, nationally and internationally with
money they earn at their annual Holly Berry Bazaar
and White Elephant Sale.
The Episcopal Church Men (ECM) contribute
money earned sponsoring an annual pancake supper
and a yearly cruise.One of the main projects of the
church is providing food for needy families on the
Island. Parishioners contribute non-perishable food and
money which is distributed on a monthly basis. Special offerings were taken for the
Hurricane Andrew Relief a year ago and for the Flood Relief this past summer.
Annual contributions are made to All Island Denominations, Anna Maria
Island Community Center, PACE Center for Girls, House of Help of Haiti and
the Manatee Sheriff's Youth Ranch. In addition to contributing to church-
related societies, the ECW and ECM participate in the Angel Tree Ministry


which provides Christmas gifts for children who have a parent in prison.
The Island Wish list of The Church of the Annunciation is:
More funds to provide additional space for Christian Education Classes,
the church music program and office expansion.
Contact: Faith, church office administrator, at 778-1638.


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Roser Memorial

Women's Guild
r he purpose of the Roser Memorial Women's
Guild is to unite all women in Christian living
Sand service by taking part in activities which
strengthen the church and improve civic, commu-
nity and world conditions. In an effort to meet these
challenges, the guild helps to support the Rubonia
Day Care Center, the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, and provides scholarships for deserving
college students. These endeavors are half of the
guild's yearly budget.
The guild is particularly interested in the
Rubonia Day Care Center because Roser women
and men were part of the group that saw the need
back in 1968 and gave labor and funds to make a
vacated school house into a suitable day care center
for migrant and farming families.
In the early 1980s, the old school building was
condemned and a new location was found. The -
building was paid for by a grant from the William
G. and Marie Shelby Foundation in 1982, but
operating expenses are paid through donations. The
guild will continue to do its part to help this worth-while cause.
The Island Wish List for the Roser Memorial Women's Guild is:
Year-long community support of guild fundraisers, to be announced in the Islander.
Roser members are encouraged to join and add their enthusiasm to the guild's challenges.
Contact: Shirley Butterfield, Roser Memorial Women's Guild, 778-1404.


Art League

sponsors children's

classes
T he Anna Maria Art League is dedicated to
making art an active part of the Island commu-
nity and is open to anyone who is interested in
the arts. As one of its objectives the league is active in
working with the future artists of the community- -
children. Among the various children programs, the
league offers scholarship classes for students who are
recommended by art teachers and community leaders.
The League would like to continue to operate and
expand its art scholarship program.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria Art
League Scholarship Program is:
Art supplies colored pencils, watercolors,
oil and acrylic paints, paint brushes, palettes, art
paper, canvas, mat board, scissors, glue, weaving
looms and yam, clay tools, fabric paints and bead-
ing, clay tools.
Classroom supplies stools, supply cart on
wheels and a shrink-wrap machine.
Children's snack supplies (classes take place right after school) -


Children at the Rubonia Day Care Center, which is funded
through contributions to the Roser Women's Guild.


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packaged fruit juice, cheese and peanut butter crackers and bags of chips.
Contact: AMI Art League, 778-2099.


Men's Club of

Roser Memorial


(>ne effort of the Men's Club of Roser Memo
ial Community Church is to help support
N -mission programs, locally and nationally.
The club's financial gifts to World Missions are largely
made through organizations that operate self-help
programs to poor, hungry people around the world,
such as the Allahabad Agricultural Institute in India
and the Evangelical Seminary in Puerto Rico.
Moving closer to home, the dub also contributes
to an Island program offering emergency assistance to
buy food, pay electric bills or provide lodging on an
emergency basis. The Mission Storehouse serves as a
repository for donations of food, furniture, household
items, clothing, electrical equipment, etc., which is
donated for the needy by members of Roser Church,
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, St. Ber-


nard Catholic Church and the whole of the Anna
Maria Island Community. The material is passed on
to those requiring temporary Island assistance.
The Island Wish List of the Men's Club of
Roser Memorial Community Church is:
Donations of usable furniture, household
items, clothing.
Donations of non-perishable food.
Watch for and come to club's fundraising
pancake breakfasts scheduled for January and
March 1994, dates to be announced.
New members are welcome to join the club
at their meetings held monthly on the third Tues-
day of each month at Roser Church.
Contact: William Tester, Chairman, Men's Club of
Roser Memorial Community Church, at 778-0414.


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Anna Maria

Beautification

Committee


1 Ir e Anna Maria Beautification Committee is
dedicated to landscaping the public
grounds of Anna Maria City. The commit-
tee willbe landscaping the Anna Maria City
Parking Lot on Gulf Drive this winter with
proceeds from the sale of Island Walk signature
bricks. Additional funds are needed to add five
sand live oaks and three gumbo limbo trees, both


natives to the Gulf coast islands leeward of the
dunes, to the project
The Island Wish List of the Anna Maria
Beautification Committee is:
$500 in donations.
Contact: Make checks payable to Anna Maria
Beautification (mark "For Trees"). Mail to City of
Anna Maria, Box 608, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.


Meals on Wheels wants facility


Mals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee
County is a private, non-profit
organization that provides nutri-
tional and other needed services to the
elderly and the homebound. They also
provide for families caught in emergency
situations through the Meals on Wheels
foodbank.
As part of their expanded services, Meals
on Wheels offers recreation, transportation,
emergency heat and energy assistance, diet
counseling, health monitoring, and nutrition
education.
In other locations, Meals on Wheels oper-
ates congregate dining facilities. The centers are



- First Church of

Christ, Scientist,

Holmes Beach



Island Garden

Club






Kiwanis Club

of Anna Maria

Island


open Monday through Friday from 9-1 to provide
food, fellowship, crafts, exercise programs and
entertainment for non-homebound and
"younger" senior citizens.
The organization would like to open a
congregate center on Anna Maria Island. They
have the money to pay a part-time manager for
the center, but they need a facility that is ample
and affordable.
The Island Wish List for Meals on Wheels is:
A building that can be used as a congre-
gate center.
More volunteers.
Contact: Ellen J. Campbell, executive director
for Manatee County, 747-4655.


hristian Scientists and their friends choose
to observe Christmas in quiet humility,
benevolence, charity and good will to-
wards all mankind.
The "Daily Prayer" of Christian Scientists ends
with "and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all
mankind, and govern them!" They ask, what of those
human, so-called material needs food, clothing,


.tlhe Island Garden Club is dedicated to the
beautification of civic, business and residen-
I trial property on Anna Maria Island.
Through its fundraising events, the club also
supports the scholarship program at Anna Maria
Island Community Center and Anna Maria
Elementary School.
The Island Wish List for the Island Garden


e Kiwanis has six constitutional objectives
to give primacy to human and spiritual
life; encourage daily living of the Golden
Rule; promote higher social, business and profes-
sional standards; develop citizenship, to form
enduring friendships to build better communities;
and create and maintain high idealism to increase
righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.
The Kiwanis' motto is "We Build," and the club
has been at work on Anna Maria Island.
The Island Wish List of the Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island is:
Donations for the Salvation Army. Island and


Jan Ross, left, hands one of the meals to Idella White.


shelter and heath? Christian Scientists believe that
inevitably we evolve to bring satisfying and healing
solutions to those needs.
The Island Wish List for First Church of Christ,
Scientist is:
That the word of God be more widely
accepted throughout the world.
Contact: First Church of Christ, 778-4266.


club is:
New members to participate in club projects
and to make new friends.
Donations of plants, white elephant items,
men's, women's and children's clothing for the
club's annual fundraising sale to be held Feb. 5 at
Anna Maria Elementary School.
Contact: Island Garden Club, 778-0256 or 778-5182.


mainland Kiwanis will again be "Ringing the Bell"
for this organization at different sites in the area.
Public support of the Kiwanis fundraising
dance scheduled for February 1994. Proceeds will
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community
Center and the date will be announced in the
Islander.
Public participation in the Kiwanis Easter
Sunrise Service, date to be announced.
New members to help the club carry out
these and many other Island projects.
Contact: John Bonzer, president Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island, 792-1039.



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