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HAPPY HOLIDAY AND BEST WISHES FOR 1994


ISLANDER


I SAVI V


High span structures: bridges of death?


By Bonner Presswood
High bridge opponent Katie Pierola, mayor of
Bradenton Beach, visited friends on the east coast of
Florida recently and, as is her usual practice, told her tale
of the battle against bridges to Anna Maria Island.
By chance, a friend there also had a story to tell -
that of an accident on the Indian River Bridge at State
Road 528 in the city of Cocoa.
According to Cocoa police, on March 13, 1993, a car
was airborne on the bridge, flew over the guard rail and
landed off the side of the bridge upside down in the wa-


ter, up against the pilings.
There were severe weather conditions in the area with
gale force winds. There were reports of 68 mph winds 10
miles away from the accident when the mishap occurred.
A witness struggled to keep control of her vehicle as
she saw Christopher Sullivan's 1979 Chevrolet "pushed
into the guard rail by the wind, and then by trying to cor-
rect the vehicle, he hit the south side guard rail and was
airborne over both lanes of traffic and landed upside down
on the sandbag embankment."
Sullivan's car then rolled over several times and came


to rest almost completely submerged. He was partially
ejected from the auto and suffered fatal injuries as a result
of the accident.
There are no high wind warning signs on the Indian
River Bridge, a 65-foot clearance, fixed span bridge the
same height as the bridge DOT appears destined to build
to the Island.
A DOT spokesperson in the Indian River Bridge dis-
trict states that DOT "has not adopted wind caution signs
PLEASE SEE BRIDGES OF DEATH, NEXT PAGE


Wiersema

must clean up

or go to jail
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Civil Court Judge Scott Brownell ordered Daniel
Wiersema to clean up his property by Jan. 10 or facejail, "' :-
in addition to the more than $500,000 in fines he faces.
Wiersema was taken to court by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Dec. 10 on
charges of unlawful coastal construction for unpermitted -.
dirt, decks, porches and rubble on his property. The prop-
erty is located at 3220 Gulf Dr. in Holmes Beach.
According to Holmes Beach Public Works Supervi-
sor John Fernandez, Wiersema must remove anything
smaller than two-and-a-half feet by two-and-a-half feet by
six feet or weighing less than 500 pounds.
Dana Wiehle, assistant general council for DEP, ex-
S plained, "In March of 1992, Judge Brownell found
Wiersema in civil contempt for failure to remove illegal
construction material. He could be fined or jailed, but
before that can occur, the person moving to have jail im-
posed has to prove 'he has the keys to thejail house door,'
or that he has the ability to remove the material."
Wiehle said that opportunity came when Wiersema did
further work on the property, showing he had access to the
kind of equipment he needed to clean up the material. '
"The DEP will inspect the property on Jan. 10," said
Wiehle, and if the material is not removed, the state will 44:
file papers with the judge letting him know. The judge will
then issue an order to have him picked up or jailed."
However, said Wiehle, Wiersema has hired an attor-
ney and has the opportunity to file a motion of re-hearing
or appeal the judge's order on or before Jan. 10.
In addition, both the state and the City of Holmes Beach
have fines in the form of liens on the property for failure to
remove material. The state fine is $587,000 and the city's is
$150,000. The city's fine, which began on April 24, 1992,
continues to build at the rate of $250 per day.
"The city council agreed not to send any more notices
to Wiersema concerning the fine," said Fernandez, "but
to continue the fine. If he complies with the state, he'll
come into compliance with the city, but the code enforce-
ment board is the only one that can stop he fine."

Islander wish book inspires donations


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Community Center recently re-
ceived an early Christmas present as the result of appeals
published in a special section of The Islander Bystander.
When Charles Lester of Holmes Beach walked into
the center last week and handed Executive Director
Pierrette Kelly a check for $2,500 he had the Islander
Bystander Wish Book in his hand. An anonymous dona-
tion of $12,500 was also inspired by the wish book, ac-
cording to Kelly.
The Wish Book lists Island clubs, churches and or-
ganizations that perform charitable work for residents.
Each group, including the community center, listed their
wishes and needs in the publication.
"We are so grateful and so excited," Kelly said. "We
received such generous gifts, and now I've learned a


group of residents plans to explore setting up a foundation
for the center. That could mean we won't have to beg for
money all the time."
In early January, a meeting will be scheduled to ex-
plore the possibility of establishing the foundation and so-
liciting contributions to be placed in an endowment fund
for the center.
If the group is successful, the money collected would be
invested and the community center would have a steady
source of income from interest earned on the capital.
The following residents have already committed to
help with the project: Mr. and Mrs. Al Abgott, Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Gavin, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Hagen and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Lester.
The meetings will be open and the public is invited
to participate. For further information, contact Pierrette
Kelly at 778-1908.


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By land, by sea -
they came, they saw
Holiday parades abounded last weekend on
the Island, taking both to the highways and
the waterways as parade participants
engaged in a relentless pursuit of the holiday
spirit. Thousands of spectators watched the
annual Privateers Christmas Parade
Saturday morning, complete with clowns
and the Island's own Santa Claus, seen at
left with Kaley Marie Greig, 4 1/2 months
old In the evening, the boat parade also
drew thousands of spectators to Bimini Bay
and the north end ofAnna Maria to view the
brightly decorated vessels.

For more parade photos,
see pages 10-11.


Islander Photo courtesy Dennis Friedel


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Bridge Street .............................. Page 3
Holiday wishes ........................... Page 5
Historical Park dedicated ............ Page 5
Opinions .................................... Page 6
The Way We Were .................. Page 7
Bridge grant to Anna Maria......... Page 8
Tomara 'stirs-it-up'................... Page 15
School Daze ....................... Page 16-17
Outdoors ........................... Page 22-23


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


DECEMBER 23, 1993







E0 PAGE 2 N DECEMBER 23, 1993 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Transportation improvements outlined for next five years


By Paul Roat
Transportation planners have been gazing into their
crystal balls to arrive at a view of traffic needs for the next
five years.
Members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization,
elected officials from Sarasota and Manatee Counties,
Monday agreed to a five-year, $313.6 million workplan
for the two-county region.
Among the highlights:
A new bridge study, $320,000. The study area is be-
tween the current Cortez Bridge and the Ringling Causeway
Bridge in Sarasota. The study was moved up in the timetable,
from fiscal years 1994-95 to 1993-94. MPO staff anticipate
hiring a consultant to do the work by June.
Manatee Avenue causeway, $2.882 million. The
causeway design will improve the roadway from the
mainland to Gulf Drive, adding turn lanes and protective
barriers along "T-back alley."
Anna Maria Bridge construction, $14.6 million. The
new bridge to the Island will be a 65-foot, fixed-span
structure. It is scheduled to be built in fiscal year 1994-95.
Cortez Bridge rehabilitation, $1.482 million. The
bridge re-hab is scheduled for the current fiscal year.


Longboat Bridge

repair continues
By Laura Dart
Islander Intern
According to the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT), the repair work on the Longboat Pass Bridge
that was scheduled to be completed this month may take
up to three more months.
DOT Project Engineer Bob Renfranz said that due to
bad weather and additional work that must be performed,
the contractors, Gulf Construction of Panama City, have
received a time extension on their contract
Renfranz explained that bridge painting and equipment
repairs have allowed only a single lane of traffic flow with
complete closure of the bridge from either direction.
According to their contract, Gulf Construction is allowed
to close the bridge for 15 minutes every hour from 5:00 am.
to midnight DOT has instructed the company to do so only
when an emergency arises, however. Lengthy closures of up
to an hour are allowed between midnight and 5 am. During
these hours, the bridge must be lowered every hour to allow
cars across before it is raised again.
Renfranz said hour-long closures are necessary when
fender replacement is underway. He stated that fender
work is continuing on the bridge.


Cortez Road improvements, $6.203 million. The
roadway improvements consist of widening to six lanes
the three-mile stretch from 26th to 75th Streets, and resur-
facing the roadway from 14th to 26th Streets. Work is
scheduled to be completed on the 14-26th Streets phase
this year; the remaining work has been removed from the
five-year program.
Gulf Drive "betterment," $717,000. Construction of
a revetment along Gulf Drive from Cortez Road north to
7th Street North to protect the highway from wind and
wave action is scheduled for fiscal year 1995-96.
Anna Maria City bridge sidewalk, $147,000. The side-
walk will go across the humpback bridge on North Bay Bou-
levard, and is scheduled for the 1995-96 fiscal year.
Among the highlights for Sarasota County:
Stickney Point/Clark Road improvements, $17.349
million. The work will include everything from rehabili-
tating the Stickney Point Bridge ($1.444 million) to six-
laning the roadway to Interstate 75.
Bee Ridge Road improvements, $1.655 million. The
work will include adding two lanes along a two-mile
stretch from McIntosh Road to 1-75.
North Siesta Key Bridge rehabilitation, $777,000.


The work will be done in the 1994-95 fiscal year.
Main Street resurfacing and repaving, $415,000.
The work will be done in the 1994-95 fiscal year.
New Pass Bridge rehabilitation, $202,000. The work
will be done in the 1994-95 fiscal year.
Ringling Causeway Bridge construction, $35.1 mil-
lion. The construction of a new 65-foot high, fixed-span
bridge is scheduled for the 1997-98 fiscal year.
"Little Ringling Bridge" replacement, $6.539 mil-
lion. The small bridge, which links Coon Key to Bird Key,
will be constructed during the 1998-99 fiscal year.
Blackburn Point Bridge reconstruction, $2.321 mil-
lion. The work to restore the old bridge between the main-
land to Casey Key will take place next year.
Southside Village on Osprey Avenue, $501,000.
The "streetscape" project will take place in the 1996-97
fiscal year.
Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, $25 million. The funds
for land acquisition in the airport's continuing noise abate-
ment program are earmarked for the 1996-97 fiscal year.
Sidewalk construction fronting the Ringling Tow-
ers, $749,000. The work is scheduled to be done in the
1998-99 fiscal year.


Delayed Islander Photo: Bonner Presswoo
Bad weather and unexpected additional work have delayed the contract to repair the Longboat Pass Bridge.
Contractors expect the work to be completed within three months. The work is repairing the draw span and replac-
ing the fender system on the structure between Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key.


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Bridges of death? This memorial at Indian River
bears mute reminder of the March tragedy


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
as a general policy except in extreme cases such as the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge."
In Michigan, on the Mackinac Bridge, a 210-foot
clearance suspension bridge, the bridge authority was re-
cently ordered to pay $1.1 million to an Indiana couple
injured in an accident on the bridge Nov. 11, 1989. The
judge declared the authority negligent in not warning
about high winds prior to the accident.
A year later, the Mackinac Bridge Authority installed
a computerized wind monitoring system and caution stan-
dards. According to Jim Ecker, chief engineer, they in-
clude caution warnings at 20 mph winds for all vehicular
traffic. At 35 mph wind speed, the state police escort high-
profile vehicles, semi-trailers and "large surface-to-weight


ratio vehicles across the bridge."
At 50 mph, no high-profile vehicles are allowed to
cross the bridge. Passenger cars are restricted to 20 mph.
Ecker says the bridge is closed to all traffic when the
winds reach 65 mph.
At the time of the accident involving the Indiana couple,
Ecker said winds were gusting between 35 and 38 mph, with
sustained winds at 30-32. He said, "they were towing a flimsy
construction trailer and panicked when it was caught by wind
from the side. The driver slammed on the brakes, causing the
trailer to jack-knife and their truck to overturn."
Locally, the 175-foot-clearance Sunshine Skyway
Bridge has no set rules for closing the bridge due to high
winds. Only the Florida Highway Patrol has that author-
ity, according to spokesperson John Nocito. Bridge atten-


dants at the north gate activate a flashing caution sign and
notify FHP when wind speeds reach 20 mph. FHP moni-
tors the wind speed and when winds reach 40-60 mph,
"they ride up to see how it is," according to Nocito.
SAM (Save Anna Maria) member Kay Hoey traveled
to the site of the accident on the Indian River Bridge last
week. She plans to provide information to the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection regarding the
circumstances of the accident as well as any other acci-
dents in the group's on-going effort to stop the construc-
tion of the new, high bridge to replace the Anna Maria
Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue.
Based on new high-wind accident information,
Pierola the Island's representative to the Metropolitan
Planning Organization will present new facts to the
two-county transportation planning group Jan. 24 on the
safety of 65-foot bridges. She has said she plans to request
a vote to rescind the approval of the high, fixed-span
bridge to Anna Maria.
The DEP has not yet issued a permit for the Anna
Maria Island Bridge. Besides questioning the environ-
mental impact of the new structure, DEP representatives
have raised safety objections about the bridge during high
wind situations.
DEP has repeatedly requested information from DOT
related to safety studies on any 65-foot bridges now existing
in the state. The DOT also has not provided information as.
to what wind speed the bridge structure will be built to with-
stand.
A meeting between DEP and DOT is scheduled for
Jan. 6 at 10 am. at the Bartow office of the DOTto con-
tinue to attempt to iron out differences.
The U.S. Coast Guard also has not permitted the pro-
posed bridge. However, a legal advertisement appears in this
issue of The Islander Bystander which states that the bridge
will be built as planned, on a southern alignment with the
existing bridge, with workto beginin the 1994-95 fiscal year.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 23, 1993 M- PAGE 3 JI

Bridge Street merchants hold holiday open house


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Reporter
Okay, so the newly-planted palms don't have any
green on the tops and look a little like brown wooden
match sticks poking out of the ground.
And the mulch is so fresh it looks like the fanner just
freshened up the barn. But there are new shell-filled side-
walks, shiny white vinyl benches, latticed fencing and
brick-pavered walkways.
While it still has an unfinished look, enthusiastic op-
timism was the order of the day for Bradenton Beach's
Bridge Street businesses as work winds down on the reno-
vations of the historic Island site.
Bridge Street was once the "Main Street" of the Is-
land, serving as the only point of egress. The area is the





Bridge Street
blaze
George Nonenmacher,
glass blower, demonstrates
his craft outdoors on
Bridge Street. He will be
working outside up until
Christmas.

Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka


focus of a $500,000 revitalization project, funded through
a federal grant.
In fact, the businesses of Bridge Street held a Holiday
Open House last Friday to officially show off the progress
of their long-standing commitment to revitalize the area.
Cooperatively sponsored by businesses such as the
Bridge Tender Inn, Over the Edge Gallery, Mermaid's
Cove Treasures of Fantasy, the Bridge Street Emporium,
Transparent Sands, Vienna Castle, Key West Willy's,
Alice's Blue Gown, Jody's Pier Walk Cafe and others, the
holiday atmosphere was casual and downright neighborly.
The small, ancient (in Florida terms) store fronts have
been painted and restored. The variety of shops is eclec-
tic and diverse.
Take, for example, the Over the Edge art gallery.

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Nancy Corcoran, owner of both the newly-opened Bridge
Street gallery and the older Heron's Watch gallery in
Anna Maria explains, "Pine Avenue is more traditional.
Here, anything goes."
The Bridge Street Emporium, says Sandy Greiner, is
"the historic concept of gathering service-oriented busi-
nesses." The Emporium, with its tiny rooms leading
maze-like into each other, includes Debra Watson's sew-
ing; a drop site for vacuum cleaner, sewing machine and
shoe repair; Federal Express; Travel Professionals Inter-
national, a travel agency; Gifts from the Heart, gift shop;
a notary; a fax service and, beginning in January, an elec-
tronic tax filing service with rapid three-day tax refunds.
While many of the businesses on Bridge Street have
been there awhile, the new outdoor Transparent Sands
offers glass blowing demonstrations, tie-dyed clothing,
coin-cut jewelry and wildlife sculptures. Open every day
until Christmas, this small group of traveling merchants
has set up shop through April.
Bridge Street has always had a unique atmosphere unto
itself and the quaintness of it is developing into something
artistic, with perhaps a beach renaissance flavor.
And with the continuing enthusiasm of the community,
and once the bouganvillas fill out a little and the palms start
greening, with little imagination you can see it's going to be
a great place for locals and tourists to regularly visit



Anna Maria City
Tuesday, 12/28: 7:30 p.m. Commission Meeting

Bradenton Beach
None scheduled

Holmes Beach
None scheduled

Holiday Closing
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach city hall will be
closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 23 and 24.
Bradenton Beach city hall will be closed Friday
and Monday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 27.


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IlI PAGE 4 0 DECEMBER 23, 1993 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Ordinance fees alarm business owners


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Owners of two Island businesses came before the
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board to protest what
they felt were excessive fees for false alarm calls.
The Cafe on the Beach at Manatee Public Beach was
billed $4,300 for 11 false alarms between January and
September of this year. Island Foods was billed $4,275 for
14 false alarms between December of 1991 and October
of 1993.
According to the alarm ordinance, fines begin with
the third false alarm call


within any 12-month period.
The fine is $25, then jumps to
$50 for the fourth call. The
fifth is $100, the sixth is $200,
the seventh is $300 and the
eighth and any subsequent
violations are $400 each. Af-
ter the 12-month period, the


The Cafe on the Beach
Manatee Public Beach
billed $4,300 for 11 fals
alarms. Island Foods w
$4,275for 14false alar


slate is wiped clean and the count begins again.
Beach concessionaire Gene Schaeffer told the board
that 95 percent of his false alarms were due to malfunc-
tioning equipment from a faulty security system. He said
that system has been replaced and there have been no false
alarm calls since September.
"I personally find the fine of $400 ridiculous,"
stressed Schaeffer. I urge the board to revise the fine
structure regardless of what your determination is with us,
because you can put a company like ours out of business
with that type of fine. I ask that you waive the fines that
have already been imposed or significantly reduce the
fines."
Schaeffer's partner Dee Percifield added, "We think
we've saved alot by having a security system in the build-
ing. If you go on with this $400, we'll have to take the
system out and do our own policing, and the police depart-
ment does not want me out there with my gun."


City Attorney Steve Dye explained that penalties
occur automatically, and the board could only determine
if each incident was a violation of the ordinance.
Dye said, "My interpretation of a false alarm under
the current ordinance is that it would include a malfunc-
tion. This ordinance was enacted fairly recently by the
council, and I believe it was their intent to have a fairly
severe penalty after the number of false alarms started to
compound."
Lt. Jay Romine, acting police chief, pointed out, "Ac-
cording to the ordinance a false alarm is anything that
causes the alarm to go off other than an at-
tempted entry or an act of God, such as light-
a ning or a power surge. There are no excep-
was tions for an equipment malfunction."
ve Romine said one of the problems with the
'as billed ordinance is that it is often difficult to determine
ms. what caused the alarm. If the officer finds the
building secure, he must assume it is a false
alarm. However, it could be that a suspect has
rattled the door or windows in an attempt to get in and the
alarm sounded but there is no evidence of the attempt
He suggested that the board go over each violation
documented by the police department and determine if it
meets the criteria of the ordinance. The board did so and
removed five of the violations by a unanimous vote.
The board, which has the power to levy additional
fines of up to $250 per day, voted not to impose any ad-
ditional fines.
Jim and Kathy Gloth of Island Foods said they had the
same general comments as S haaffer and Percifield.
The board followed the same procedure by going
over each violation on the list and voted unanimously to
remove six of them.
The third case of false alarm violations, with fines of
$1,500, was with the Citgo/Payless Ready Store, which
was not represented at the hearing. City Clerk Leslie Ford
said the business received the notice of hearing.


Galati blaze

costliest ever on

Anna Maria Island
By Laura Dart
Islander Intern
The fire at Galati Marina that ravaged six boats
on Dec. 11 is the costliest blaze involving boats ever
to occur on Anna Maria Island, according to Anna
Maria Fire Inspector Claude Bailey.
Insurance adjusters for Galati tallied the losses
at a whopping $628,400.
Bailey had set initial monetary losses at an es-
timated $250,000. He said, "We've had nothing on
the Island to compare to this."
The closest comparison Bailey could cite was
a single boat fire that occurred two years ago, caus-
ing $45,000 in damages.
Twenty-seven local firefighters fought the in-
ferno, which was sparked by an electrical short.

The board voted to find the business in violation as
charged and imposed an additional fine of $25 per day if
the fine is not paid within 30 days of the board's order.
Board Chairman Grant Beer noted, "They would
have saved the majority of their money if they had showed
up and we used the same format as with the others."
The fourth case of fire alarm violations was with
Barnett Bank, which paid its $10,000 fine with no objec-
tions.
The fifth case of fire alarm violations was with Mr.
and Mrs. Stuart Smith. Ford said they had not received
their hearing notice, and the board rescheduled their hear-
ing for Feb. 11, 1994.
The board voted to recommend that the city council
hold a work session with business owners to review the
fine structure on false alarms.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 23, 1993 E PAGE 5 I

Council members share Christmas wishes for Island


By Laura Dart
Islander Intern
Elected officials from throughout the Island shared their
Christmas wishes for the community with the Islander.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini wishes for
more bicycle paths, more covered bus stops, and cleaned out
drains. She added a wish to stop the proposed 65 -foot, fixed-
span bridge to Holmes Beach and "to be a councilpersonthe
citizens of Holmes Beach will be proud of."
Commissioner Dorothy McChesney of Anna Maria
City also wished to stop the proposed replacement bridge
on Manatee Avenue. She wishes for a "living arts center,
centrally located, where residents and visitors alike could


Committee dedicates park to city Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Left to right, Max Znika, Anna Maria commissioner; Melody Kramer, committee member; Mary Hoppe, public
participation coordinator, Tampa Bay National Estuary Program; Heidi Smith, public affairs director, Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program; Alan Garner, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Coordinator, Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program; Tom Turner, committee chairman; Doug Copeland and Ellen Marshall, committee
members; and Ray Simches, Anna Maria mayor, gathered Monday to dedicate the Anna Maria Historical Park.


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. to7:00 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, December 28, 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

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enrich their lives through exposure to music, dance,
drama, and all the visual and performing arts."
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard
would like to see more attendance and involvement at coun-
cil meetings. In addition, she wishes for "sufficient money to
build the bridge WE REALLY DO WANT- Key Royale."
Commissioner Max Zinka of Anna Maria City
wished for grant money so taxpayers will not have to pay
for the dredging and maintenance of the Anna Maria Ba-
sin, otherwise known as Galati Pass.
Bradenton Beach Councilman James Kissick dis-
cussed Anna Maria Island as the most precious gift any
Islander could have. He hopes that "NO ENTITY...will be


allowed to commercially exploit and destroy that blessing
nor our right to health, safety and well-being."
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches wishes for the cre-
ation of a yearly event involving all three Island cities that
will bring the cities together to "celebrate, appreciate and
enjoy the uniqueness of this barrier Island."
Council members Rich Bohnenberger and Carol
Whitmore of Holmes Beach wish for "a responsive govern-
ment at the County and State level, with respect for Home
Rule" and an Island-wide police department, respectively.
Anna Maria Commissioner George McKay wishes
for a special Christmas to all families who are spending
their holidays together.


Anna Maria

Historical Park

dedicated
Members of the Anna Maria Advisory Development
Committee, city officials, representatives of the Sarasota and
Tampa Bay National Estuary Programs, and residents dedi-
cated the Anna Maria Historical Park Monday afternoon.
The park, planted with native Florida vegetation by
committee members, features plants that are ideal for
coastal and Island landscaping. Plants are salt and drought
tolerant, pest resistant and don't require fertilizer.
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches said he hopes the
park will serve as a model for the planting of private prop-
erty in the city. He thanked those who "saw the beauty that
was here before it was beautiful."
Signs and brochures identify the plants for visitors to
the park, which is open daily from dawn to dusk. The park
is located at 402 Pine Ave., next to the old city jail and the
Anna Maria Historical Museum.
The park was funded by grants from the Sarasota and
Tampa Bay National Estuary Programs and the City of
Anna Maria and coordinated by the city's advisory devel-
opment committee. Committee members include Chair-
man Tom Turner, Doug Copeland, Bill D'Allaird, Linda
Greene, Ellen Marshall and Melody Kramer.


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Comments have been received and reviewed from
the Public Hearing held on October 26 and 27th relative to
the proposed Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement
project. On November 22, 1993, the Sarasota/Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to not reconsid-
er the height of the proposed bridge replacement.

The proposed new bridge will have a 65-foot
minimum vertical clearance over the channel and will be
located parallel to and south of the existing bridge. This
will be a single structure with two (2) 12-foot wide travel
lanes, two (2) 10-foot wide shoulders and a 6-foot wide
walkway.

The Department's tentative five year work program
for fiscal years 1994/95 1998/99 includes construction of
the new bridge beginning in fiscal year 1994/95.






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DOT arrogance
It's hard to top the arrogance of the Florida Department of
Transportation in placing advertisements in local publications
(this newspaper included, see page five) stating very clearly that
the high fixed-span bridge as proposed will be built.
While we appreciate the advertising, it hardly seems like a
done deal. Consider
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has
not permitted the bridge.
The U.S. Coast Guard has not permitted the bridge.
What remains to be argued in the continuing saga between
DEP and DOT is significant...
The first criteria for DEP's permitting is public safety and
welfare. DEP has repeatedly asked DOT for safety studies re-
lated to existing 65-foot bridges.
Environmental regulators consider information about ve-
hicles tipped over and blown off bridges as significant evidence
against high bridges. With information about such accidents
pouring in, a request to rescind approval of 65-foot bridges by
Metropolitan Planning Organization members is imminent
DOT sites problems with the existing bridge meeting day-
to-day emergency needs of the Island cities. But DEP hears dif-
ferently from the city mayors and commissioners. They invite
DOT to bring experts and show them the problems.
DEP prefers a northern alignment DOT plans to build on
the south side of the existing bridge. DOT claims the northern
alignment will impact three acres of seagrass and proposes to
flip-flop its plans for mitigation from the south side.
DEP environmental supervisor George Craciun says that
his worst case scenario for mitigation on the north side is .5 acres
and Early Sorenson, DEP engineer, concluded no impacts to
seagrass on the northern side.
DOT proposes 38-feet of buffer on the north between the
bridge and the channel but DEP says the US Corps of Engineers
does not require a buffer.
DOT claims to need an additional 10-foot buffer between
the bridge construction and the buffer another unnecessary
encroachment according to DOT.
DEP admits there would be some effect to Kingfish boat
ramp, but that it could be minimized.
Stormwater runoff and construction methods have been
compromised, but DEP still prefers a top-down construction.
DOT claims the spans are too far apart. DEP says the plan to
build with pilings and jetties rather than barges would be pre-
ferred on the south side, but barges may be better for the north-
ern side where there is deep water.
In their recommendation, DEP proposes a compromise to
a less hazardous 45-foot, bascule bridge that would still signifi-
cantly reduce openings.
The same DEP recommendation is documented for the
Ringling Bridge in Sarasota.
DOT is about as arrogant as a 65-foot bridge is tall and
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SAM: give it up
I was at the public hearing on the Manatee Avenue
bridge held at St. Bernard Church and was impressed with
the crowd of SAM people, rough count about 500, that
were there.
The people who orchestrated this group, and make no
mistake about it they do, mustbe given proper credit for script-
ing and directing the vituperative attacks on the contact rep-
resentatives of the Florida Department of Transportation and
on any speaker supporting the bridge project
Since I had to leave the meeting before it was over, I
missed the booing, hissing and general rudeness later dis-
played by the SAM group. The attacks on David May and
Mike Guy were early on. Too bad that I was unable to stay. I
appreciate a really great display of democracy in action. At
least that was the description given in a letter signed by one
of the more stridently vocal members of SAM.
Some later apologized to Mayor Pat Geyer, unwaver-
ing in her stance in favor of the project as proposed, for
the unbelievable rudeness and lack of respect.
Public insults and denigration and private apologies.
When you are wrong, lay low. This SAM group has so
much wrong about it that it can't lay low enough. Using
the tactic of misquoting, statements taken out of context,
obvious misinformation and partial truths. They suffer
from the Emperors Clothes Syndrome. But, what the
heck, it's the American Way.
SAM is not, and does not represent, the majority of ei-
ther the voters or the residents of this Island or any other lo-
cale. They are representative only of themselves. The vaunted
Straw Poll conducted by them on the day of the last national
election counted 1,961 votes against the bridge. On that day
there were 6,235 registered voters in all three Island cities.
Also at that time there were about 8,000 Island residents. The
1,961 number is most certainly not a majority of either. As a
matter of fact, 4,190 votes were cast in the three cities. The
poll showed 46.8 percent of those that actually voted, 31.45
percent of those registered to vote, and 25.17 percent of the
total number of Island residents opposed.
No majority nowhere.
The much maligned silent vast majority has spoken.
In this case they are called the FDOT. This organization
has the job of providing safe and efficient roadways upon
which we can rely. To this end they employ many emi-
nently qualified people, and these people are doing exactly
what they are being paid by us, the taxpayers, to do. I


suggest that SAM people give up their costly (to the tax-
payer) and frivolous activities and let them proceed.
Bill Saunders, Holmes Beach

Energy savings bust bridge reason
The mega-bridge to Anna Maria Island approval by
MPO causes one to wonder about the technical, environmen-
tal, and economic qualifications of the MPO members. And,
if not personally qualified, did members avail themselves of
objective and qualified advice and calculations?
As an example, one MPO member, Mr. Brown, is re-
ported in The Longboat Observer, Nov. 25, to say that, "a
higher structure would impact less wetland area, cut down on
exhaust fumes (caused by cars waiting at the drawbridge), and
be six to seven million dollars cheaper to build."
All three of Mr. Brown's positions appear to be incor-
rect, but let me as a retired professional engineer focus on
his position that less fuel and exhaust would result from
a mega-bridge.
Working with British Thermal Units (BTU's), energy
units made popular by President Clinton when he pro-
posed to especially tax them, I calculate it would take at
least 15 million more BTU's per day for mega-bridge
crossings as for drawbridge crossings.
My calculations assume 5,000 vehicles per day crossing
and a 50-foot extra lift of all average 4,000-pound vehicles,
and that only 5 percent of the vehicles would be stopped for
three minutes by a drawbridge. DOT probably has precise
figures for number of vehicle crossings and vehicle weight
Further, as the vehicle crossing, much extra fuel (and
pollution) will result from the vehicles and equipment used
to construct the mega-bridge, and there will be many more
BTU's necessary for the extra electrical lighting for an el-
evated (aerial interference) bridge. These BTU's become very
large when compared to the small amount of BTU's needed
to open and close a counterweighted drawbridge.
No way does it square with the technical and factual that
a sharp rise mega-bridge will require less fuel with consequent
less pollution as Mr. Brown says. So where did he get his
advice, from DOT? If so, I would be skeptical, as it clearly
appears DOT wants to quickly build a couple ofhigh bridges
at poorly chosen locations before the non-Longboat public ex-
periences the over-run costs and other negative aspects.
We all know what the Longboat public agenda is -
status quo for the "rich and famous" Key.
Glenn Reed, Holmes Beach






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER -.DECEMBER 23J 993 PAGE&-7 .


THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 3, Bridges Over Troubled Waters,
by June Alder


The baby in this 1932 picture, Clyde Priest, long out-lived the Longboat Pass bridge
behind him.

THE MISSING LINK


Starting out as a Roaring Twenties
flapper and ending up as an Eisenhower
dowager, the 1922 Cortez bridge would be
the only connecting link between Anna
Maria Island and the mainland for 35
years.
But the '20s also gave birth to another
bridge, one few people remember or know
about the firstlinkbetweenour Island andits
neighbor on the other side ofLongboat Pass.
Now, Longboat Pass is a very old
pass. Explorer Hernando DeSoto may
have sailed through it in 1539. But records
show it has varied greatly in width and
shifted about in location a good bit since
then. It was as wide as 4,000 feet (1854)
and as narrow as 500 feet (1883). At times
there were two inlets separated by an is-
land which has repeatedly attached and
detached itself to Longboat Key (we call
it Beer Can Island today).
Two communities grew up on Anna
Maria Island's south end in the early years
of this century. Cortez Beach, platted in
1911, was at the foot of the new Cortez
bridge. Down at the very bottom of the.
Island, right along Longboat Pass, was
West View. It was the first subdivision on
the Island, dating back to 1905.
Most ofWest View's summer cottages,
built for well-to-do Tampans, were destroyed
by the 1921 hurricane that almost wrecked
the Cortez bridgebefore it opened.But in that
Boom Time era, West View quickly recov-
ered. More cottages were built plus a beach
pavilion and a water slide to delight tourists.
And soon a dredge-and-fill project was in
progress on the Longboat Key side of the
pass for a subdivision to be called Longbeach
Village.
It wasn't difficult for the developers
- including E.P. Green, co-developer of
Cortez Beach and a member of the state


roads board to persuade the county
commissioners that a bridge across the
pass was a must. It started inching across
the 750-foot-wide pass towards
Longboat Key in May 1926 and by Oc-
tober it was completed,
But suddenly the good times wentbad.
All over Florida development came to a
standstill. Not only did Longbeach Village
go into limbo, but so did circus king John
Ringling's hotel on the key's south end. The
Ritz-Carlton, for which Ringling built a
$750,000 causeway from Sarasota, was
never finished and neither was his bridge
across New Pass.
So the Longboat Pass bridge turned
out to be a bridge to nowhere. The little-
used bridge lasted only six years.
One early spring night in 1932 aba6
storm came up from the southwest ac-
companied by extremely high tides. The
wind and the water lifted the bridge right
off its foundations and deposited it,
nearly intact, near what is now called
Jewfish Key. The storm-tossed bridge
was salvaged and hauled to Snead Island
where for many years it was known as
the "Old Humpback Bridge."
That same 1932 storm also finished
off West View. The area was fit for noth-
ing until it was transformed into Coquina
Beach 36 years later.
A footnote:
Motorists crossing Longboat Pass
regularly these days can't fail to see a
concrete structure in the water to the west
of the bridge a favorite perching place
for sea birds. It's not part of the 1926
bridge. It's an abutment for the bridge a
fast-buck artist promised to build in the
late 1930s. After he put up the abutment
and held a celebratory barbecue for in-
vestors, he skedaddled.


The telephone poles and rooftops of West View can be discerned in this picture taken
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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Luke Courtney, owner of Haley's Motel, has asked
the Holmes Beach City Council to include legal non-con-
forming motels in any discussions concerning density or
intensity changes in the A-1 district.
The A-1 district, which extends from the Martinique
condominiums at 52nd Street north to 74th Street, and
from Gulf Drive to Gulf of Mexico, is classified as multi-
family residential/seasonal tourist. The density in this dis-
trict is 10 dwelling units per acre.
A hotel/motel room is classified as dwelling unit. At
the council's last work session, members discussed
changing the definition of hotel/motel room to allow a
more intense use of land.
In a letter to the mayor and council, Courtney said,
"In your efforts to clarify the interpretation of the land de-
velopment code with respect to the number of allowable
units for hotel/motel properties within the A-1 district, the
subject of legal non-conforming motels must be ad-
dressed to avoid future misinterpretations."
Haley's Motel is a legal non-conforming motel in the
R-2 district. Other legal non-conforming motels not in the


A-1 district include Aida Apartments, Alamanda Villa,
Aquarius Motel, Castnetter Apartments, Cedar Cove,
Driftwood Motel, Gray Dolphin Apartments and Island
West Apartments.
'These motels enjoy a 'grandfathered' or non-conform-
ing use status," continued Courtney. '"hey werelegally con-
structed in various areas with proper permits and met all ap-
plicable building and zoning regulations in effect at the time
oftheir construction. Legislationoccurring afterthe construc-
tion of these motels now prohibits their construction under
present zoning and building regulations. However, they en-
joy all of the rights presently enjoyed by motels within the
A-1 district with respect to use."
Any interpretations of the land development code
must be applicable to all motels, no matter what district
they are in, maintained Courtney.
"If special interpretations are afforded to the motels
within the A-1 district and not to all motels, I fear the city
may become involved in numerous lawsuits," warned
Courtney.
Motels in the A-1 district include Bali Hai, Beach
Inn, Blue Water, Harrington House, Island Plantation and
White Sands.


Walkway awarded for humpback bridge Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Pedestrian walkways will soon sprout over the bridge at North Bay Boulevard thanks to a $147,000 federal grant
awarded to the City of Anna Maria.

Bridge grant awarded to Anna Maria


The "humpback bridge" in Anna Maria City will
receive a face-lift in the near future.
City officials were notified last week that a $147,000
federal grant has been approved for upgrading of the
bridge on North Bay Boulevard. Improvements will in-
clude pedestrian walkways, and a handicap accessible
ramp with rest areas and hand rails. Concrete sidewalks
will also be installed to connect the walkway to Lakeview
Drive and Pine Avenue.
Funding for the project will be provided by the
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of
1991. The design phase of the plan will begin in July of


1994. Construction is slated'to start in July of 1995. The
city is obligated to contribute approximately $13,000 to
the construction costs.
Currently, a narrow walkway located on the bridge
creates a safety hazard for pedestrians and cyclists. The
new walkway and ramp will be built along side the bridge
and will be considerably wider.
The bridge is located in a high-density traffic area
between Bayfront Park and the parking lot of the City of
Anna Maria Pier
All phases of the project will be in compliance with
the American Disabilities Act.


Qualifying continues in Anna Maria race
Leon Kramer, one of the founders of the Save Several residents have picked up election packets
Anna Maria group, and Chuck Shumard, director of but have not filed as candidates. The last day of quali-
the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, have filed to run fying for the Feb. 8 election is Dec. 28 at noon.
for Anna Maria City Commission. The Islander Bystander will sponsor a candidate's
Mayor Ray Simches will seek re-election as will in- forum on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.. at Anna Maria
cumbent commissioners Doug Wolfe and Max Znika. city hall.

... and last day to qualify changed
Because of an extra city holiday, the last quali- because election rules stipulate that city hall must be
fying day for the Anna Maria City election has been open for 10 working days during a qualifying period.
extended. Therefore, qualifying will close at noon on Dec. 28 -
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Island officials seek sales tax solution


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Island elected officials were unsuccessful in attempt-
ing to broker a solution to the distribution of a one cent
sales tax proposed by the Manatee County School Board.
However, Island mayors are meeting with Bradenton's
Mayor Bill Evers this week to make a second attempt at
a compromise.
The school board proposed that the tax be in place for five
years and the county and all six local municipalities donate
their portion of the tax to the board. This would generate
nearly $100 million for the building of new schools.
According to state statute, the county and the largest
municipality, the City of Bradenton, are to draft an interlocal
agreement determining how the tax funds are to be distributed,
with each having the option of retaining its portion. The other
municipalities are bound by the terms of this agreement,
which will be voted on in a county-wide referendum.
The county commission voted that all of its portion of the
tax, 75 percent, go to the school board. The stalemate is with
the Bradenton City Council, which voted to keep its portion
of the tax, 17 percent, for the first five years.
At last week's meeting of the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials, officials said they are willing to
give their portion, eight percent, to the school board, but
only if Bradenton does the same.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard
said, "If Bradenton is going to take it, it would be a dis-
service to the citizens of Holmes Beach for Holmes Beach
not to take its part."
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Howard added, "Ev-
erybody has to put 100 percent in or take it out for the
same amount of time. Otherwise, some will be contribut-
ing 150 percent"
School Superintendent Gene Witt said if each city
takes its portion but the county gives its portion to the
school board, the tax will be in place for 6.1 years.


Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie McChesney
noted, "I realize the City of Bradenton has a lot of needs
but I agree with Mr. Howard. All the cities have needs
and tight budgets. I would tend to think it might be wise
if some of this money were diverted back to the cities and
the tax runs a little longer."
County Commissioner Pat Glass stressed, "If you
are going to have a successful ballot, you need to have
clarity. It's our responsibility to bring forth something
the voters will understand."
Holmes Beach resident Janet Aubry agreed and said
voters are unlikely to approve the tax if it's being divided
in such a manner.
"We voted for the jail tax because we saw an oppor-
tunity to solve a huge problem in a given amount of time
for a set amount of money," she said. "We have another
opportunity to do the same for education."
Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers defended his council's
position.
"I don't like the way Bradenton's been put in the box
being against schools and children," he retorted. "That
isn't it. These schools need money, but my city needs
money too, and if I give it all to the schools, I have to
raise city taxes 233 percent.
"We don't plan to dictate what you do with your
money. If you want to give it back to the schools, do it,
but I'm going to take care of my city's taxpayers first.
We only have a few ways to get taxes. What's wrong
with going six years and everybody getting some and
relieve all of our people of some tax burdens and still
have good schools?"
Witt pointed out, "If all the cities take theirs, the only
one contributing will be the county, and they may say
they want out."
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches suggested the Is-
land mayors meet with Evers, try to negotiate a solution
and return to their councils with a plan.


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Beth Miner, who works at the Island Community
Center in Anna Maria City, said her most unusual Christ-
mas gift was having her father fly from Alaska for a sur-
prise visit dressed as Santa Claus.
"I was only expecting to see my mother get off the
plane," she said. "Then this Santa came right up to me, and
that's when I realized it was my father!"
Scott Dell, who also works at the Community Cen-
ter, cited a baby boxer dog as his most unusual Christmas
gift.What's so unusual about that? you may ask.
"I haven't gotten it yet!" Dell proclaimed. "My girl-
friend broke down and told me she was giving him to me."
Charles Blanchard, a winter resident from Colorado


Kiersten Meredith
Springs, said his most unusual Christmas gift was a used
fire alarm with one slight problem. "I just couldn't get
it to work."
The most unusual Christmas gift Mary Kay Clune
has ever received is a star. Clune, who works at the
Manatee County Public Library in Holmes Beach, said
a friend in Indiana gave her a star. She received the co-
ordinates of the star and can see it through a telescope.
"The most unusual Christmas gift I have ever re-
ceived is scraps of material," said Kiersten Meredith, a
visitor to Holmes Beach from Athens, Georgia.
"When I was young, my mom bought me scraps of
material so I could make Barbie doll clothes," Meredith
remembered. "It was unusual to everyone except me. I
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Island Christmas
services
Church of the Annunciation Episcopal Church,
4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach Christmas Eve Service,
Friday, Dec. 24, 5:30 p.m., Christ-Mass, Rite II, with
Children's Sermon; at 10 p.m. Hymn Sing with Choir; at
10:30 p.m. Solemn Christ-Mass Rite I, with Incense.
Christmas Day Service, Saturday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.,
Christ-Mass Rite I, a Said Service with no music.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach Christmas Eve services at 4:30 and 8
p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24; 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day ser-
vice on Saturday, Dec. 25.
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
City Candlelight Service, Friday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave,, Anna Maria City Beachside Christmas Eve Ser-
vice, 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24, on the deck and surround-
ing beach at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria City.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr.,
Holmes Beach Christmas Eve masses at 7 p.m. and
11:30 p.m. (music starts before midnight mass) on Friday,
Dec. 24; Christmas Day masses at 8,9:30, and 11 a.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 25.

Where's the beach?
The conservation district, vegetation removal and
beach related ordinances will be the topics of discussion
at a special meeting in Anna Maria City on Wednesday,
Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m..
Complaints from private property owners over the pri-
vate vs. public use of their Gulffront property have prompted
the commission to re-examine the portion of land designated
in the city's comprehensive plan as a conservation area.
Officials will also discuss beach ordinances that pro-
hibit alcoholic beverages, animals and bicycles and will
study chapter 24 of the city's code which deals with veg-
etation and tree removal.
The conservation district is an imaginary line running
the length of Anna Maria City's beaches. The city claims

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Helping hand with
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Santa's helpers will include the staff of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center during the second week
of school vacation. All-day care for ages 5 through 12 will
be offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27,
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underway at MCC
Registration is now underway at Manatee Commu-
nity College in Bradenton and Venice for Spring Term
1994. For new students, registration for day and evening
classes is by appointment. Classes begin Wednesday,
Jan. 5.
Admissions and Registration offices are open 8 am.
to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Offices close at 4:30
p.m. on Friday, except Jan. 7, when hours will be ex-
tended until 7 p.m. Students may register, if space is avail-
able, for classes which have not yet met through Jan. 12.
The term ends May 3.
Proof of immunization for measles and rubella is re-
quired for those born after 1956. For more information,
call the MCC Admissions office on the Bradenton Cam-
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Island Branch Library
closes for holiday
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach will be
closed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas.
It will also be close on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31
and Jan. 1,for New Year's.
On Monday, Jan. 17, the branch will be closed for
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Goodwill closes
Christmas Day
The Anna Maria Goodwill Donation Station located
behind First Union Bank in Holmes Beach, will be closed
Christmas Day.
It will be open for donations starting Sunday, Dec. 26.
The Goodwill ambassadors Geoff Todd and Gene
Rodgers thank all donors, both past and present, for their
contributions.
Boating safety course
starts Jan. 4
Certified Coast Guard instructors will begin teaching
a boating safety course on Tuesday, Jan 4, at 7:30 p.m. at
4208 129th St W., Cortez.
The course will cover all aspects of boating and runs
for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is free
except for a nominal charge for materials.
Call John Hughes at 778-4555 for more details.

January exhibits at.
Island Branch Library
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach will fea-
ture an exhibit of watercolors by Audrey MacEachern
during the month of January.
Joining the watercolor display will be an exhibit of
wooden ship models made by Bradenton Beach resident
Richard Suhre.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach. Business hours are Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday from
10 am. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. For further information, call 778-6341.

History of Florida
'Crackers' at library
Friends of the Island Branch Library will sponsor its
second program of its 1993/94 series on Tuesday, Jan. 4,
at 3 p.m. in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room.
Dr. James M. Denham, a member of the Florida
Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, will discuss "Who
Are the Crackers?" and clarify the history and culture of
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Camcorder granted from Islander wish book Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
In the Islander's 1993 Holiday Wish Book, the Anna Maria School Friends of the Library wished for a Sony CCD
81 High 8 Camera Camcorder to complete the library's broadcasting system. Because of the Wish Book, the
Sertoma Club ofBradenton, at the request ofDr. James Ellis, donated $250 to the cause. The Sertoma Club's
generosity was enhanced by PGAL Architects with its donation of $500. Pat Huffman, manager of Circuit City in
Bradenton, sold the $900 camcorder to the Friends for the $750 collected Pictured left to right are Christmas elves
Amanda Cicero and Nerissa McClung, who holds the new camcorder. Behind them are Jim Kronus, principal of
Anna Maria Elementary School; Warren Phillips, media specialist and Gene Aubry of PGAL Architects.


League offers winter
class schedule
The Anna Maria Island Art League will offer a vari-
ety of classes beginning the week of Jan. 3.
Classes will include clay, watercolor, calligraphy, oils
and acrylics, drawing from the right side of the brain, batik
and collage.
Call and receive the Winter Session class brochure at
778-2099, or stop by the League located at 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tues-
day through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Join Save Anna Maria
Save Anna Maria (SAM) 1994 memberships are avail-
able now for the calender year, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1994.
Call Melody Kramer, president, at 778-6824 or Kay
Hoey, vice-president, at 778-2079 for an application. The
dues are $10 per person per year. Make check payable to
Save Anna Maria and mail to SAM, P. O. Box 906, Anna
Maria City, Fla. 34216.


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Still some folks just breeze through and go out
and look for more.
But just giving a gift is not what Christmas is all
about,
If some folks would stop and think they surely
would find out.
That Mary gave us the greatest gift of all on that
first Christmas day,
When she gave us the little Christ child who lay
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Santa's little helpers lend a hand


By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Santa Claus had a big problem. Christmas 1993 was
going to be the biggest one yet, and he and his elves were
so busy making toys they barely had enough time to sleep.
The kindergarten and first grade students from
Stewart Elementary and Palma Sola Elementary had all
written letters to Santa, but he and his elves couldn't find
enough time to answer them. What could he do?
He did the next best
thing. He asked the Stu-
dent Council members
at King Middle School
o- to answer the letters for
him, then pose as elves
and visit the schools.
Council agreed it
would be fun and so
Friday, Dec. 17, a
group of council mem-
bers put on elf costumes
and headed out the
Islander Photo courtesy middle school doors to
Stephen Pelham three awaiting vans.
Much to our surprise, Santa was there! "Ijust couldn't
stay away," he remarked, as he wished us well.
We all crowded into the vans. When I say crowded,
I mean crowded! Have you ever tried to fit seventeen elves
in a van designed for five people? Needless to say, we
were all pretty relieved to get out at Stewart Elementary
a little later.
We quickly stretched out, got our assignments, and
dashed to different classrooms to read letters and pass out
candy canes to the students.
After a few wrong turns, our group found the room
we were looking for. All of the children looked up, awe-
struck. Santa's elves! It was probably a memorable mo-
ment in everyone's lives.
We stayed a few minutes, making sure everyone's
letter had been answered, everyone had a candy cane, and
everyone was smiling. We left to a chorus of "Thank
You."
Outside we walked slowly, talking about how cute the
kids were, and how much fun we were having, until a
voice from the parking lot bellowed, "The sleigh leaves
in two minutes!"
We rushed back to the vans. We had more work to do.
When we had finally crammed ourselves back into


the vans, we prepared ourselves for the drive ahead of us.
Stewart's driveway has strategically placed speed bumps
and no matter how carefully King Principal Nancy Carson
drove, we all felt the impact.
We arrived at Palma Sola Elementary with all of us
(more or less) in one piece. We broke into groups again
and dashed out trying to find the classrooms. We found
ours pretty quickly and crept inside. The students were all
sitting around working. A few looked frightened. A few
looked suspiciously at Santa. Some even went back to
work. Most of them beamed up at us.
We read cards, handed out candy canes, and walked
around quietly. When our time was up, we all waved
goodbye and walked to the door. Most nodded or waved,
but one little boy came running toward us and stood smil-
ing with his candy cane.
Bye Elves," he said softly as he walked us to the door.
He waved after us as we hurried away.
That was a memorable moment.
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City officials and several residents of Anna Maria.
City have issued a challenge to Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach.
Claiming to be ace horseshoe pitchers, the Anna
Maria group would like to form a team and pit their skills
against teams from the other two Island cities.
The Islander Bystander is willing to donate a trophy
for a horseshoe pitching championship. The traveling tro-
phy would be awarded to the winning city and would re-
main in that city's possession for as long as the city's team
continued to win.
If anybody out there likes to pitch horseshoes and is
interested in accepting the challenge, contact Mayor Ray
Simches or Commissioner Max Znika.
Anna Maria City has a regulation horseshoe pit beside
city hall.

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STIR-IT-UP:


What's hot and what's not on the eats scene


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Reporter
Starting this week we're going to "stir-it-up" with a
new column covering Island happenings on the restaurant
and entertainment scene. Since there are about 17 miles
of Gulf Coast restaurants and entertainment along Anna
Maria and Longboat (and add a few more for Northwest
Bradenton and Cortez), the first few weeks of this column
will cover these areas in sections.
The biggest news on the Island this week is in
Bradenton Beach with the opening of the Beach House
and nearly completed renovations on Bridge Street.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Beach House, 200 Gulf Dr.
N., (which was for years the Harbor House) told me last
Friday night he is "delighted with the response so far."
The place was packed and the waiting time for a table was
between 20 to 30 minutes. Diners waiting for a table get
a beeper to hang on to until their table is ready.
Chiles says the "soft opening" on Dec. 6 was inten-
tional. "We wanted to get our feet underneath us before
the season," explains Chiles. With 430 seats, both indoors
and out, and a full menu for both, Chiles wanted time to
get things running smoothly. "It was long hours and a
heroic effort from Brent Whitehead (builder) and Gene
Aubrey (architect) to get the place ready in 14 weeks,"
says Chiles,
It was working with the city officials and community
leaders in Bradenton Beach, says Chiles, which "was one
of the real big plusses of this project They were extremely
positive and cooperative."
Rather than seeing the Beach House as threatening,
local businesses have assured Chiles they believe the new
restaurant will draw more business to Bradenton Beach.
"They see us as valuable to their revitalization efforts,"
says Chiles.
And it was the revitalization of historic Bridge Street
which was celebrated Dec. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. with
a Holiday Open House. The restaurants that helped to host


the open house are Key West Willy's; Vienna Castle, a
German and Austrian restaurant; Jody's Pier Walk Cafe;
the Bridge Tender Inn and the Dockside restaurant. The
Drift-In and Sport's Lounge were also sponsors, as well
as the diverse selection of shops and businesses of Bridge
Street all working together to put
the street back on the map of places Stir-it-up is a
to go.
Many local restaurants are cel- column that
ebrating Christmas in a special way know what's
this week. In Bradenton Beach, the in the restaui
Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Dr. N.,
will host the Manatee Community entertainment
College Christmas Story Quartet on and around.
Thursday, from 9 to 11 am. and 5:30 Maria Island
to 7:30 p.m., and again on Friday,
from 9 to 11 a.m. At Tia Lena's, a
Christmas Eve traditional "Noche Buena" a Spanish/
Cuban home-style dinner will be served in addition to
the regular menu. The Crown & Thistle, 2519 Gulf Dr.
N., will serve a traditional British Christmas Eve dinner
which includes a main course of roast turkey with chest-
nut stuffing and vegetables, along with Christmas pudding
with brandy sauce, Mince pie with rum sauce and Christ-
mas crackers. On Christmas Day, they will limit their
regular hours to noon to 8 p.m. The Island Inn, 1701 Gulf
Dr. N., will be serving breakfast only on Christmas Day,
7 am. to noon.
In Holmes Beach, the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Dr.,
the award-winning surf-side restaurant, will be closed for
both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (sounds like a
sensible family-owned business to me). Shuckers
Dockside Grill (formerly Pete Reynard's), on the corer
of Gulf and Marina Drives, will host a Christmas Day
Rodeo Buffet, all you can eat, for $11.95; children under
12, $5.50. Christmas Night is the Karaoke contest, and the
two grand prize winners of the evening could lead to a
final grand prize trip to the Bahamas. The full menu will


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be served on Christmas Eve. Chez Andre, 5406 Marina
Dr., which serves fine French cuisine, will serve Christ-
mas Eve dinner from 6 to 10:30 p.m.; Christmas Day the
restaurant will be open from 8 am. to 1:30 p.m. Andre's
is small and elegant, so make your reservations early.
Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr., is
new open on Christmas Eve, but Christmas
Day it will close at 4 p.m.
ts you Turtles Bar & Grill, 5702 Marina Dr.,
happening will host the band Lifeguard on Dec. 21-
int and 24; they will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26;
and on Dec. 28 31, Rocky Ruckman and
wor on the Beat Heathens will perform.
nna In the city of Anna Maria, the Sandbar,


100 Spring Ave, will be open Christmas
Day from noon to 9 p.m. Reservations are
requested. Cafe Robar, 204 Pine Ave., is
taking reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Christmas dinner costs $13.95 and includes choice of roast
turkey, honey-baked ham, prime rib or roast leg of lamb.
In the lounge, Brian Beebe will perform on Thursday,
from 8 p.m. to midnight; and Christmas Eve and Christ-
mas evening from 9 p.m. to 1 am. At the Anchorage, 101
Bay Blvd. S., Christmas dinner will be served from noon
to 9 p.m.
On Longboat Key, at the Hunt Club, 5350 Gulf of
Mexico Dr. (located in the Centre Shops), there will be a
special Christmas Eve matinee with Barbara Johnson for
children.
From Cortez, the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W.,
which serves lunch and dinner daily and has large non-
smoking section, will be open on Christmas Eve but
closes for Christmas Day. The Sh wboat will have a
Christmas Eve cruise at 4 p.m., but will also be closed for
Christmas. Call for reservations.
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Great job
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Dec. 10. Kneeling are
left to right are James Mazza, Mic Cripe and Michael Richards. First row, left to right are Maggie Van Wormer,
Nicholas Weber, Chase Parker, Kevin Gruenke and Adam Bouziane. Back row, left to right are Crystal Stephens,
Melissa Mixon, Amber Taylor, Tyler White and Kristopher Smith


Christmas concentration
Christin Chiles and Erik Stahr, students in Lynn
McDonough's kindergarten and first-grade split class,
give their utmost concentration to painting their special
Christmas pinata as part of the class' study of
Christmas traditions around the world


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School Daze...















A Brownie-kind of Christmas
Members of Girl Scout Brownie Troop #40, who meet at Anna Maria Elementary School, made their own Christ-
.y ( mas wreathsfor their families. Showing off the end result of a good meeting's worth of work is (front row, left to
right) Michelle Modisett, Amanda Thiel, Emily Smith, Kara Kennedy, Kristina Modisett, Lauren Brickse, and
Brooke Travato Brown. Back row, left to right are Jessie Brickse, Megan Shimandle, Kate Gazzo, Amy Smith and
Claire Hapner.



Holiday builders
The students of Toni
e. Lashway's third-grade class
Make a note about Christmas show off the gingerbread
Zachary Shield, age 5, a student at Anna Maria houses they made using
graham crackers, icing and
Elementary, works on splattingfancy notebook paper graham crackers, icing and
for mom and dad from their "'little Santa." ot a ots of
candy. Now let's eat.

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Anna Maria Island offers variety of lifestyles


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Residents and visitors alike frequently.speak of lov-
ing the Island's lifestyle -just what is the "lifestyle" of
Anna Maria?
Mercedes and Jon Thornburg have proven that there
are different lives to be led on Anna Maria.
Mercedes, usually dressed to the nines, immerses
herself in clubs, organizations and community affairs
while Jon prefers shorts, bare feet and a fishing pole.
Shunning the traditional male/female stereotypes, he
stays home and does most of the cooking while she at-
tends meetings. Jon makes bread, bakes cookies and spe-
cializes in seafood dishes. He has won numerous awards
for his gourmet cheese cake.
While Mercedes hosts art league receptions in fancy
dresses and high heeled shoes, Jon can be found enjoying
his boat or "cooling it in a quiet corer."
The Thorburgs are both artists, but she prefers oil
painting and collage while he sketches with berol pencils.
Mercedes is president of the Island Artists Guild. She
is also active in the Island Garden Club, the Anna Maria
Island Women's Club, and Friends of the Library.
Jon serves as chaplain of the Artists Guild but tries to
avoid becoming overly involved.
The Thomburgs moved to Anna Maria Island from
Kansas City in 1985.
"She fell in love with the name before we ever came
here," Jon said. knew the first time she saw the Island

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Poached Salmon with Caviar Cream ... $15.95
Chargrilled Grouper with Orange Hollandaise ... $13.95
Baked Grouper with Seafood Stuffing ... $14.95
Frutti di Mer En Barchetta (A melange
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Shrimp Primavera on Cappellini ... $13.95
One and One-Quarter Pound Stone Crab
Claw Dinner, Hot or Cold ... $19.95
Roast Duckling with Strawberry Sauce
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Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Bearnaise.
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Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus.
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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Sauce ... $13.95
Fettuccini Primavera ... $11.95
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Photo courtesy of Jon Thornburg
In addition to cooking, fishing, and being Mercedes' husband, Jon Thornburg goes ho, ho, ho.


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Maria by friends from Indiana who moved to the Island.
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Welcome to
Anna Maria Island -
Anna Maria Island welcomes new residents Rick. 4, o
Hungar of Detroit, Mich., and Robert Hunger of Montreal,
Canada
The brothers recently purchased a home in Holmes
Beach and plan to spend as much time on the Island as
possible. Until then, their parents Millie and Wolfgang
Hungar will enjoy their sons' home for an indefinite stay.
If you would like to welcome a new resident to the
Island send their name, city, former or current city and
state, family members' names and a little personal in-
formation about them to The Islander Bystander, 5400A 4
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach 34217. Please include the ..
writer's name and phone number.

Island offers
lifestyle variety
Salvation Army.
The Thornburgs' children and grandchildren love vis-
iting the Island and think they have a very special grand- .T :
mother who is fun to visit.
Mercedes' daughter says, "Of course the children ander hoto o
love to visit their grandmother. She lives on an Island and 10 years youngslanderPhoo: Joy Courney
is married to a gourmet cook." Islander Susan E. Strham celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 14, surrounded by family andfriends in
Although their ideas of Island living are different, the Pine Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach. Pictured center is the birthday girl. Standing in the first row are Strham's
Thornburgs are happy they found Anna Maria. great-granddaughter Laurie Nance and granddaughter Kay Filson, both ofKansas City, Missouri; and her
Last week as Mercedes prepared to participate in the grandson's wife Linda Pfund; great-grandson Terry Pfund and son-in-law Norman Pfund, all of Laurel Brrell, Pa.
annual holiday parade, Jon was making Christmas cookies. Back row are great-grandson Mark Filson from Kansas City; grandson Edward Pfund of Laurel Brrell, Pa.; her
"I'm not a native but I've become an Islander," Jon great-granddaughter's husband, Allan; and her granddaughter's husband David Filson. Strham was born in Aida,
said. "I go barefoot every day, I wear shorts as often as I Ohio, and moved to the Pine Trailer Park in 1945. What is she going to do during her next 100 years? "Idon't
can and I'm going to stay here 'til I die." know, but probably I'll do the same," she said.

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Off Island happenings
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance is taking final
reservations from Manatee County artists to participate in the
visual arts section of the alliance's "Phantom of the Arts"
celebration to be held on "old Main Street" in downtown
Bradenton for the weekend of Feb. 26 and 27. There is no
charge for a booth, however space availability is limited The
deadline for reservations is Jan .14. For an application and
details, call 758-0058,747-9585 or 383-5758.
Nationally acclaimed magician David Copperfield
will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on
Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 3 and 4, at 6:30 and9: 30 p.m.
Also, George Gershwin's masterpiece folk opera, "Porgy
and Bess," will be performed on Wednesday and Thurs-
day, Jan. 5 and 6 at 8:15 p.m. The Van Wezel box office
is located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Call toll-free
at 1-800-826-9303 for ticket information.
The Art League of Manatee County announces its
January workshops. "Creation of Art Work Using Hand-
made Paper" will be given by Lois Harper on Jan. 22,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Jan. 29 from 10 am. to 1
p.m. The focus of the workshop will be to learn how to
make handmade paper and use it to create art pieces. Cost
if $45 including supplies. On Jan. 26, 27 and 28 from 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. marine colorist Jerry McClish will in-
struct. Call 746-2862 for more information.
The Art League of Manatee County announces receiv-
ing dates for its Photography, Print Drawing & Computer Art
Show, an open-juried show. The League will receive on Jan.
4 and 5 from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Three entries are allowed per
person and a fee of $5 per item. The fee for two or three items
is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Juror will be
Ted West The exhibition is free and open to the public from
9 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Call
746-2862 for more information or stop by the gallery at 209
9th St.W., Bradenton.

Red Cross offers
instructor training
The Manatee County Chapter of the American Red
Cross will sponsor courses for those persons interested in
becoming Instructors of Community First Aid & Safety,
which combines Community CPR and Standard First Aid.


Instructor Candidate Training is available to anyone
17 years of age and older who seeks to become a Red
Cross Instructor. Emphasis is placed on fundamental
teaching and learning skills. It will be offered Thursday,
Jan. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost for the course is $10 and
includes materials and textbook.
Community First Aid & Safety Instructor course meets
for four sessions from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Tues-
days, Feb. 10, 15, 17 and 22. The instructor candidate will
learn to certify others in Red Cross Standard First Aid and
Adult, Infant and Child CPA. Prerequisites for this course
include ICT training (above) and current Standard First Aid
and Community CPR certification. Cost for the course is $35
and includes materials and textbook.
Both courses will be offered at the Manatee Chapter
House, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton (next to G. T. Bray).
Students must pre-register by calling the Health Service
office at 792-8686.


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Howard R. McGillivray
Howard R. McGillivray, 90, of Bradenton, died
Dec. 18 in Freedom Village Nursing Center.
Born in Chicago, Mr. McGillivray came to
Bradenton from there in 1959. He owned Liquid Sys-
tems Co. in Chicago for six years. He attended Palma
Sola Presbyterian Church in Bradenton. He was a
member of Sahib Temple, Chicago Masonic Lodge,
Anna Maria High Twelve Club and the Henry Cham-
berlain Masonic Lodge in Watervliet, Mich.
He is survived by a daughter, Kay Rennie of
Bradenton; two grandchildren; and two great-grand-
children.
No local visitation was held. Memorial services
will be held later. National Cremation Society, Sara-
sota chapter, was in charge of the arrangements.


Marketing and art must mix
Did you know the makers ofpaint and wallpaper get
together every 10 years and change the color of colors?
That the yellow of today is not the yellow of yesterday
or the yellow of tomorrow? Neither did The Islander
until an art workshop held by serigraphy print artist
Susanna Spann ofBradenton. Spann's work recently
took "Best of Show" at the juried Fall Art Festival held
earlier this month and sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Art League. Spann spoke to a group of Island
artists explaining how important it was to pay attention
to changing color trends in order to sell their art.
Spann displays her own serigraph print entitled
"Alice's Blue Gown," which has not sold well though it
is absolutely beautiful. The reasons, said Spann, are
that its done in the wrong colors for a "today" market,
and the lace pictured throughout the print limits its
appeal to woman and narrows its placement in the
home to the bedroom. "You can keep integrity in your
art medium while paying attention to colors," said
Spann. "After all, we all want to sell our work. "
Spann'sfavorite place to keep up with color trends?
Home Depot. .
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Dec. 3, burglary, 100 N. Bay Blvd., Anchorage Oys-
ter Bar.
Dec. 7, theft, 600 block of North Shore Drive. Items
were found missing after tenants departed.
Dec. 11, theft of bicycle, 100 block of Spring Avenue.
Dec. 11, criminal mischief, 500 block of Blue Heron
Drive. A person unknownbrokethe glass on the second story
patio sliding glass door.
Dec. 14, lost wallet, 204 Pine Avenue, Cafe Robar.
Bradenton Beach
*Dec. 7, carrying aconcealedweapon, 1800blockof SR
789. The officer observed the suspect asleep behind the wheel
of his vehicle. When he checked the vehicle, he found a knife
behind the seat. The suspect was placed in custody.
Dec. 8, burglary of a three horsepower motor from a
storage unit 500 block of Gulf Drive North.
Dec. 10, bicycle accident, 1200 block of Gulf Drive
North. A bicyclist sustained injuries to his forehead, nose and
hands when his front tire hit sand and the bicycle crashed to
the sidewalk.
Dec. 11, theft of a VCR, 2300 block, GulfDrive North.
Dec. 14, theft of a bicycle, 2600 block, Gulf Drive N..
Holmes Beach
Dec. 10, disturbance, 5400 Marina Drive, Island Shop-
ping Center. Two males were arguing.
*Dec. 10, noise fromloudbirds, 500block of 74th Street
Dec. 11,loud music, 5702 Marina Drive, Turtles Club.
*Dec. 11,disturbance, 3610EastBay Dr.,Dry Dock Inn.
Two males with a common girlfriend confronted each other




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at the bar. They were separated by the officer.
*Dec. 11, assistance,500 block of77th Street The com-
plainant requested the assistance of the officer in moving an
organ being donated to a children's charity. Due to the time
of the year and the circumstances, the officer complied.
Dec. 11, loose dog, 500 block of Key Royale Drive.
Dec. 11, DUI, 7100 block ofPalm Drive to 9000 block
of Gulf Drive. The officer observed the vehicle in front of his
patrol car sway in the lane and go off the side of the road.
After stopping the vehicle, the officer smelled the strong odor
of alcohol on the driver, Nancy Newman, 40, of Anna Maria.
Newman failed performance tests and was placed in custody.
Dec. 13, barking dogs, 5600 block of Guava
Dec. 14, damage to a mail box, 3000 block, Avenue C.
Dec. 14, DUI, DUI with property damage and leaving
the scene of an accident The officer was investigating a hit
and run accident Witnesses gave a description of the vehicle
and the tag number. The officer located the vehicle and placed
Walter Jurgen, 39, of Holmes Beach, in custody. Jurgen was
identified by the victim and witnesses. A routine warrant
check showed a warrant for DUI.
Dec. 16, loose dog, 400 block of 80th Street
Dec. 16, DUI with property damage, 6000 block of
Marina Drive. The officer located the suspect vehicle in a hit
and run accident at the fire station in which an emergency
traffic pole was destroyed. The vehicle was parked at Cafe
Robar where the officer found the driver, Hosea Blanton, 54,
of Anna Maria, inside. Blanton admitted hitting the pole. He
failed performance tests and was placed in custody.
Dec. 17, DUI, 3600 block of East Bay Drive. The of-
ficer saw the suspect's vehicle swerving and weaving and
cross the center line four times. After stopping the vehicle, the
driver, Sandra Rector, 45, of Bradenton Beach, was given
performance tests and placed in custody.


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Beach House 76ers 0-1
High Shooters: Mike Doyle, 18 pts.; Tom Tyrrell, 13 pts.;
James Sayko, 13 pts. and Kevin Shook, 25 pts.

Division II
12 years old and under
General Propeller Pacers 2-0
American Bank Lakers 1-0
Haley's Motel Bulls 1-1
A Paradise Realty Suns 0-2
Island Realty Pistons 0-1
High Shooters: Mike Knott, 16 pts.; Jared Culhane, 19
pts.; Dan Forrester, 11 pts.; Toby Baugher, 12 pts.; Robbie
Douglas, 10 pts.

Division III
8 years old and under
Island Discount Tackle Celtics 2-0
Carpet Network Spurs 1-1
Joe's Eats & Sweets Magic 1-1
Cavanagh Marine Cavaliers 0-2
High Shooters: Arron Lowman, 6 pts.; Josh Sato, 8 pts.;
Chris Nelson, 10 pts.; Michelle Modisett, 2 pts.


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Best stone crab harvest in decades, local fishers say


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor perspectives
Stone crabs are everywhere right now. In fact, this has
been the best stone crab year in decades, according to a
number of local fishers.
So if you like stone crab claws, you should know that
prices are dropping fast now is definitely the time to
indulge your taste for them.
Walter Bell at the Bell Fish Company in Cortez just
can't help but chuckle as he says it's the best harvest of
crabs he's seen "in 25 years."
"Prices have dropped about a third since the begin-
ning of the season, and we've taken to running ads, we got
so many of them," Bell says. His only fear now is that
octopus may start coming in after the crabs, "and they tend
to run them off.
"On the other hand, we can always sell the octopus
to the Greeks up in Tarpon Springs," he added. So like so
much in the world, even the stone crab's mortal enemies
can be valuable, if you know where to sell them.
Over at the Fulford Fish Company, they tell me
they've seen "an amazing quantity of claws" so far this
season. "Hey, it's like when I was a kid," one fisherman
said. "Easily the best harvest in the past 20 years."
So why this year? What's happening to reverse all the
usual stories about the depletion of sealife?
Walter Bell said he thought maybe the dredging along
Longboat and Anna Maria Island had something to do
with the increase in harvest. Then again, "maybe the early
cold spell in October got the crabs moving early this year.
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Mark Thomas, who crabs out of the Siesta Fish Mar-
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fronts coming through this year, and every time we have
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up somewhere, but when another front comes by, they
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And every time the stone crabs move, they have an-
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too," he adds. In close contact with crabbers in his native
Madiera Beach, Thomas says this year the harvest here is
much better than elsewhere.
Richard Moore, nephew of the legendary Jack Moore,
who pioneered the harvest of stone crabs in this area, runs
somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 traps locally. Al-
though I couldn't catch him-- because he was out work-
ing those traps his mother Mary told me his catch is up
"well over half again as much as last year. And last year
was a good year."
Jacky Bell, brother of Walter and another lifelong
fisher, says flatly that his catch is up "75 percent over last
year. It's the best stone crab season I can remember -
maybe the best it's ever been."
The only negative side to the crab season thus far is
the arrival of the poachers. While Mary Moore said
"poaching isn't out of proportion for us so far this year,"
Mike O'Leary is experiencing more than his share of it.
"We've called the Marine Patrol, but they haven't
caught anybody so far, and you can't just sit out there all
night with a shotgun," his mother Betty told me.
"This is the first year since 1987 we're doing well,"
she told me, "and people should understand that poach-
ing is like reaching straight into Mike's pocket and steal-
ing his money." Like Moore, O'Leary was unavailable
because he was out working his traps.
So if stone crab claws are one of your favorite things
to eat, make your move now. The price is at rock bottom,
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I DECEMBER 23, 1993 E PAGE: 23 i

Bandit fish are best bet for local fishermen


By Capt Mike Heistand
Sheepshead is the word of the week for local angling
action. The "bandit fish" are around most of the bridges,
piers and docks, and seem to be responding best to shrimp.
I've found sheepies to be some of the best eating fish there
are, so go out there and get 'em.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are "lots
and lots of sheepshead" around the bridges. Bill has also
heard of good-sized trout in the canals around the Island.
Offshore, he said grouper fishing is fair to excellent, with
some catches better than 20 pounds, most in the 100-foot
depth of water. There are also plenty of amberjack for
anyone wishing to brave the changeable weather and go
hunting for the big fish.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said that a couple
flounder, a few mackerel and lots of sheepshead are the
report of the week.
Capt. Zack with the Dee Jay II said the action has
slowed with all the little cold fronts moving through the
area. He's been doing his charters well with snook, red-
fish, trout and flounder in the canals and channels.
Despite the rough water and weather of late, fisher-
men on the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet are still doing well
offshore. Ruth said the four-hour trip is averaging 160-
head of Key West grunts, porgies and red grouper. The
six-hour trip is averaging 285-head of vermilion snapper
and Key West grunts. The nine-hour trip is averaging 65
yellowtail snapper, and about 20-head of amberjack, por-
gies, mangrove snapper, red and black grouper.
Capt. Todd Romine is doing his charters well with
catches ofredfish, sheepshead, trout and a few flounder,
with sheepies making up most of his catch.
Arkee at the Bradenton Beach Pier said a few floun-
der, some whiting and a lot of night-time fishing for trout
is what's happening at the Bridge Street pier. One lucky
fisherman was able to land a 26 1/2-inch black grouper
Saturday night Arkee said there are also a bunch of sheep-
shead being caught.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's bringing in a few reds
and lots of sheepshead.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's doing well with redfish
around the docks, as well as sheepshead.
Rod and Reel Pier's Kevin said that sheepshead are
coming on strong around this popular north-Island fish-
ing spot.


Bessie catches a big one
Bessie Kromrey ofBradenton was able to land one that did go away: a seven-pound trout, with a
length of29 inches, was released recently. She caught the big fish while fishing with Capt. Tom
Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams.


Deep-water yellowtail snapper are alive and respon-
sive to fishermen's hooks, according to Chris at Galati
Yacht Basin. His advice is to look for the tasty fish in 80-
to 90-feet of water. On your way offshore, toss a lure into
the schools of bait whitebait are a popular food for bonita,
kingfish and mackerel. Chris said there are also snapper
in about 90 feet of water, as well as grouper.
Capt Mark Bradow said he's bringing in some four-
pound trout, but mostly he's doing his work on sheepshead.
Capt Phil Shields is bringing in red grouper up to 12,
pounds, mangrove snapper up to four pounds, and a bunch
of porgies for his catches this week. He's also been able
to bring in a few 50-plus-pound amberjack this week.
I've been able to get my boat Magic back in good
running order this week with the addition of a new mo-


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tor. I've been able to get my charters onto good catches
of sheepshead, black drum, flounder and a few trout off
the beaches of up to four pounds. We've really been do-
ing well with sheepies: 30 to 40 of 'em a day. Fishermen
on the boat have also been able to "limit out" on reds.
Good luck and good fishing.


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VFamous opera singer of days past
srv k Helen Jepson, left, is a name known to opera enthusi-
asts of the 930s. In her prime, Jepson sang with the
oe i wChicago Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera
in such roles as La Traviata, La Boheme, and Madame
Butterfly. In 1937, George Gershwin discovered her
and convinced movie-maker Samuel Goldwyn to bring
her out to Hollywood. Jepson was featured in the movie
o o "Goldwyn's Follies" in 1937 and hadfriends the likes
of Gary Cooper and Tyrone Power. While in Holly-
wood, she sang with the Paul Whiteman Band, Perry
Como, Nelson Eddy and Bing Crosby. She retired from
singing during World War II and at the age of 60
earned a degree in speech therapy. She then taught
: children with speech problems in New Jersey until her
retirement. Today she resides in Bradenton. Jepson
spoke to the Artists Guild ofAnna Maria Island during
a a recent guild program and is welcomed by the guild's
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6791 eves.


FANTASTIC BAY VIEWS FROM YOUR OWN
SCREENED LANAI 2Br/2Ba with many upgrades in-
cluding ceramic tile, carpet, mirrors. One car garage
space. MLS#54064. $142,000. Call Dick Maher or
Marilyn Trevethan. 778-2261.
GREAT WATERS EDGE UNIT 2Br/2Ba condo com-
pletely redecorated. Direct Gulffront with drop dead
views. Shows like a model. MLS#54981. $264,900. Call
John Green. 778-2261 or 778-3167 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB Terrific townhouse with loft for
extra room. 2Br/2Ba, lovely ceramic tile throughout lower
level, European style cabinets. Large walk-ins, garage.
MLS#53421. $119,000. Call Tom Nelson. 778-2261 or
778-1382 eves.
SANDY POINTE 2Br/2Ba extra nice unit with view of
pool and just a glimpse of the Bay! Under unit parking.
New units are selling for $99,900 & up. Buy this great unit
for just $84,900. MLS#54463. Call Bill Bowman. 778-
2261 or 778-4619 eves.


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


Dolores M. Baker
Licensed Real Estate Broker


778-7500


ANNA MARIA ISLAND


SUGAR SAND BEACHES...
pool, privacy and a double Gulf front lot are the setting for Anna
Maria's best of the best $975,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2B unit has Estuary view and
features a beautiful turnkey furniture package, gated commu-
nity, pool, tennis, garage and screened porch for only
$114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
BEACHFRONT IN ANNA MARIA 3BR/2B house with
one of the finest walking beaches and gorgeous views. Fam-
ily room, stone fireplace, deck, garage and fruit trees.
$425,000. Jeanette Rampone, 747-2244.
LARGE LOT IN HOLMES BEACH Good area only 3
blocks to best beach. 8,415 s.f. (avg. island lot only 5000 s.f.).
Perfect dream home! $67,500. Terri Robertson, 795-2676.
ONE BLOCK TO BEACH REDUCED!! Elevated
2BR/2B home with 1 car garage and covered parking. Well
manicured lot with banana trees. Many extras! $145,000.
Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.


-, 605 anateeAvenue WestAg a- Hle ec 41Pn vne- AnaMai
its 778-2261 "TEAM UP WITH SUCCESS" 778-224
CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-422-6325 NILSZ
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Anna Marialsland Centre / 813-778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive / Holmes Beach, FL 34217


Spacious elevated home on canal with deep sailboat water. Dock
plus lift for small boat 3BR/2BA, quiet dead end street, beautiful
views of Tampa Bay. Call Maureen Dowd. OFC: 778-6066.


STATELY ELEGANCE Over 2,700 s.f. in this 3BR/
2.5BA home. Custom quality construction. Secluded tropi-
cal setting. Coral fireplace. Heated and cooled lap pool.
Call Paul Collins OFC: 778-6066.


....r. Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
LS 1-SS00.741-3772EXI 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK


SEASONAL:
2/2-Bay views in Anna Maria equipped with all the
goodies ... $2,200
2/1-Ground level, across from Gulf, 69th St. $1,800
2/2-Ground level, close to beach, owner's unit...
...$1,400
1/1-Fireplace, Florida room, great location on 81st
St....$1,500
1/1-Gulf front, ground level, sleep 4, weekly ... $450
YEARLY:
2/2-Clean as a pin, W/D hookups on 67th St... $550
1/1-in Anna Maria, W/D hookup ... $425
2/2-Home, fireplace, garage, large Florida room. 2nd
building from Gulf on White Ave. Really nice ... $800


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(813)778-2291- P.O. Box 2150 channel 19.
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294 / ,


Just Listed
Anna Maria Duplex


Rare offering! Immaculate Island duplex within easy
walking distance of both Bay and Gulf! 2 bedrooms,
1 bath each side. New roof, new central air and heat,
freshly painted. Great Island home with income! Only
$149,500 with possible terms.


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* ISLAND BAYFRONT Panoramic views from the
4BR-2.5BA Bayfront residence with Bay and deep water
canal frontage. Natural cedar construction with cathedral
ceilings throughout. Tropical setting with pool, gazebo and
lush landscaping. Short walk to Gulf beaches. Offered at
$379,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


* SUNSET LANDINGS Gulf and Bay views from
the balcony of this 2 story, unfurnished townhouse.
2BR-2.5BA with extra storage and two carports on
ground level. Just across the street for a walk on the
beach. Priced at $119,900. Call Stan Williams.

* $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 Williams.
* MOTEL WITH OWNER FINANCING Island motel
close to beach and Bay. Buyer's dream for on site man-
agement. $595,000. Call Stan Williams for details.
* SUNBOW BAY Newly listed 2BR-2BA well-main-
tained unit with wonderful view of lagoon, two pools,
tennis, Bayfront pier and dock and walking distance to
beach. Offered at $92,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* DIRECT GULFFRONT Newly listed turnkey fur-
nished apartment in popular Sunset Terrace Condo-
minium. Experience the best of Gulffront living for only
$128,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


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SHOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Spacious
3BR-2BA waterfront residence, beautifully renovated
with cathedral ceilings, new modern kitchen with top
end appliances. Lovely new pool and 30 foot concrete
dock with deep water. Offered at $274,000. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.

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* GULFFRONTI Magnificent views from all rooms
of this great house. Popular rental. Expansive, sandy
beach in all directions. Priced at $335,000. Owner
anxious. Call Stan Williams for details.

* OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy Gulf views
from this turnkey furnished 2BR-2BA apart-.
ment. Exceptional Gulffront complex with large
pool, sandy walking beach, secured elevator-
lobby and quality throughout. Offered at
$164,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* 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.
* 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.


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VACATION RENTAL week/month/season
This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex with
screened lanai is located within the most desired area
of Anna Maria the tip end of the Island and a short
1.5 blocks to the beach. Amenities are included.
$1350 per month. $550 per week.

(813) 778-0426
HORIZON REALTY

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

Remembering all our friends ...
Christmas lights shine brilliantly
from one house to another
Calling out for peace and love
and kindness to each other.









"We ARE the Since
Island. 1957



LIC. REAL
MARE ESTATE
FRANKLIN R BROKER
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1 (800) 845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250


2 GREAT LOTS
Lots are scarce but we have two to offer. Drive by
2914/2916 Avenue C, Holmes Beach to see these
lots. Close to the beach. Each lot $35,000. Call
eves. Agnes 778-5287 or Kathy 778-4136.



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


"May your Holidays be filled with prosperity,
good health, peace and contentment!"


DOUG
DOWUNG
REALTY
.409 Pine Av.
Anna Maria
778-1222
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Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SThe ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL ES-
TATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists extend-
Ing both Personal AND Professional Services in New Construction &
Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market Analysis,
Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best Property Manage-
ment and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75 Yrs. Combined Expe-
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Bradenton Beach






Holmes Beach


ADDRESS/lot
311 Magnolia
73x114
410 Poinsettia

528 Bayview P1
60x100
726 Holly
50x105
1801 Gulf Dr
212 Runaway Bay
2209 Av C
50x100
2406 Av C

2913-2915 Av E
100x100
3007-3009 Av E
100x100
3602 6th Av
50x100
3610 East Bay Dr
82x316
3705 East Bay Dr
106 Sunbow Bay III
3803 East Bay Dr
1A Sunbow Bay I
512 69th St
80x123-canal
536 67th St
100x113-canal
5400 Gulf Dr
43 5400 Gulf Dr
5616 Gulf Dr
A301 Gulf Shores
6250 Holmes Blvd
46 North Beach Vlg


STYLE/rooms
ground duplex
4bed/2bath
residential lot
67x113
elevated home
2bed/1.5bath
ground home
2bed/1.5bath/lcp
condo
lbed/lbath
ground home
2bed/2bath/lcar
residential lot
50x100
ground 4-plex
6bed/4bath-2 bldgs
ground 4-plex
8bed/4bath...2 bldgs
ground duplex
4bed/2bath
ground commercial
lounge & mini-storage
elevated condo
2bed/2bath
elevated condo
2bed/2bath
ground home
2bed/2bath/lcar
ground home
2bed/2bath/2car
upstairs condo
2bed/2bath-Gulf
elevated condo
3bed/2bath-Gulf
townhouse condo
3bed/2.5balh/2car


AGE/size
1972
1704 sfla


1984
980 sfla
1972
1100 sfla
1978
850 sfla
1971
1223 sfla


1967
2300 sfla
1970-71
3024 sfla
1971
1464 sfla
1980
7193 sf
1980
1200 sfla
1979
1200 sfla
1969
1588 sfla
1972
1459 sfla
1969
1290 sfla
1980
1400 sfla
1992
1600 sfla


SELLER/BUYER/when SALE$/LIST$


Eidem/Bacich
11/15/93,
Corrado/Michaels
11/15/93
Cameron/Cross
11/15/93
Myhal/Kelly
11/15/93
ABKO/Rodriguez
11/15/93
Tamburino/Tamson
11/15/93
LaCosta/Keim
11/15/93
Pennington/Sankey
11/15/93
Gonzalez/Pearson
11/15/93
Westerhoff/Robinson
11/15/93
Schwartz/Vandevrede
11/15/93
McNelis/Miguel
11/15/93
Thornton/Rariden
11/15/93
John/Janichen
11/15/93
Kielian/Douglass
11/15/93
Anderson/Sheets
11/15/93
Batey/Batey
11/15/93
Wherley/McClain
11/15/93


$110,800
list $129,000
$73,000
list $75,000
$125,000
list uk
$117,000
list $122,500
$56,000
list uk
$118,500
list uk
$30,000
list uk
$150,000
list 194,500
$205,000
list uk
$108,600
list uk
$302,000
list $395,000
$87,000
list uk
$115,000
list $119,900
$140,000
list uk
$225,000
list uk
$195,000
list $199,000
$156,000
list uk
$157,300
list uk


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




JUST CALL
... for free home delivery anywhere* on
Anna Maria Island. You don't want to miss
the BEST news on the Island. You may also
call to stop home delivery if necessary.
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Sorry, individual unit delivery is not available at
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GULF SHORES:

WESTBAY COVE

SUN PLAZA WES

PELICAN COVE:

BEACHCOMBER:


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525 BAYVIEW PL

105 6TH STREET:


CONDOMINIUMS:
Turnkey Furnished, direct Gulf view, 3Bd/2Ba. See breathtaking uninterrupted
sunsets from your own second floor condo. $189,000.
Direct Bayfront location, end unit, side windows, tiled floors and lanai. 2Bd/2Ba.
Owner financing available. $157,000.
T: Turnkey Furnished, Gulf View, 2Br/2Ba. Sauna, heated pool, lighted tennis court,
elevator. $149,000.
Turnkey Furnished. 2Br/2Ba. 10 boat slips, heated pool, tennis. Across from Gulf
beach. $17,000 Income in 1992 (1099). $119,000.
Turnkey Furnished, Longboat Key Gulfside complex. 1 Bd/1Ba. Across from
Avenue of the Flowers and Publix. Fifth floor view. $89,900.
HOMES:
VE: Anna Maria. Contemporary, elegant, canal home 3Br/2Ba, 3+ garages, light &
bright, dock & davits. $285,000.
: Anna Maria. Delightful canal home. 2Bd/2.5Ba. Tile floor. Enclosed Florida room
with tile. Single car garage. $179,000.
Gulf view from 5 rooms, 3Bd/2Ba home with tile floors. Pool with lighted bar.
Privacy fencing. $158,000.
Call Rose to see these or any other listings.

778-2261 or After Hours 778-7780
.. Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


ROSE SCHNOERR
Realtor, GRI, LTG, RRC
1 1993 Member of the Year:
Florida State Women's Council of Realtors
2,000 Members


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MLS


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QUALITY
BUILDERS
NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION REMODELING
Pre-Construction Offer 3 bedroom, 2 bath elevated
home in desirable area of Anna Maria City. $169,900.
* Buildable lots in Anna Maria City available.
Call 778-7127
P 0 Box 1232 / Holmes Beach / CR C047915


BUSINESS


CENTER


C 3 ZONING ...
* Office Suites Mini Storage
Retail or Service Units
CALL 778-2924 NOW
5347 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach







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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 camera with 50 mm, auto
winder, strobe, plus 28 mm, 70-300 zoom lenses, and
bag. Complete $450. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
778-3880.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels... and everything
else in THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER.

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. Island Shopping
Center, 5400A Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

TWO TWIN BEDS and box springs with mattress and
frames. Good condition. Anna Maria. 778-5817.

SUSAN = Your Island Mary Kay Connection! Beauti-
ful Christmas Gift Baskets for men and women. Call
Now to see samples. Immediate Delivery. 778-1144.

OFFICE FURNITURE Office desk, credenza with
high back leather chair. Solid oak with leather tops.
Excellent condition. $800 for all. 778-1899.
BEIGE LEATHER RECLINER Like new $150. 778-
6934.


YARD SALE Thurs., Dec. 23. 8 to 5. Glassware,
household, jewelry, clothes, baskets, lots of low
priced items. 304 61st St., Holmes Beach.


ST JUDE NOVENA May the sacred heart of Jesus be
adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the
world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus, pray
for us; St. Jude, help the hopeless, pray for us..Say
this prayer 9 times a day, by the 8th day your prayers
will be answered. It has never been known to fail.
Publication must be promised. My prayers have been
answered. Thank You St. Jude. Prayers ans. M.R.
YOGA classes beginning in Holmes Beach. Jan. 3,
Gentle Yoga for seniors. Jan. 13 Beginning Yoga.
Enrollment information. 778-3892.


LOST DOG Tri-color basset hound. 5 years old. An-
swers to "Spike." Lost in vicinity of 107 5th St. S.,
Bradenton Beach. "Spike". White paws. 778-1497.
Reward!


FREE Adorable Christmas kittens. 6 weeks old. Five
orange tabbies and one black. Call 778-2727 or 778-
7787.
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.


SLIP FOR RENT Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
1976 CHRIS CRAFT Offshore. 33' all fiberglass. T
250's: one 2 years old, one new Aug 93. Upper and
lower controls. New upholstery drapes. Refrigerator.
Excellent condition. $29,900. 813-778-7589.


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


LOCAL BABYSITTING service now taking applica-
tions. Cellular # 813-720-0805.

WANTED Part-time clerical and administrative help.
Flexible hours. Must be self starter, able to work ap-
proximately 20 hours per week. 778-3528.
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.


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.
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.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carleen. 15
years experience. No job to small. For free estimates call
voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED -The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and services!
UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT-A gift certificate for a
Swedish massage, $35 hour. Call Marilyn (Lic #
MA0015282). 756-4487.


SUPER PRESENT! I Fantastic views of canal,
dock. Near beach. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo.
Priced to sell. Call Robert St. Jean, 778-6467.
#54844 $76,900.
BEAUTIFUL VIEW of the lake at Perico Bay
Club! Pool, tennis, putting green. 2 bedroom,
2 bath. Great rental! Call Karin Stephan, 388-
1267. #55035 $106,000.
ONLY MINUTES TO BEACH from this beautiful
complex. Turnkey fumished 2 bedrooms, 2 bath.
Close to shopping. Call Robert St. Jean, 778-
6467. #55031 $75,900.


Please stop in
for your 1994
Calendars.
Carol Heinze
CRS
Realtor
Million Dollar Club
778-7246


Please
call
Karin
Stephan
REALTOR"
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
813-778-0766
After Hours:
813-388-1267
Mobile:
813-350-5844


VSOUT THESE CLUB CONDOS
802 Audubon Dr.-1/1 ... $79,900
Contract Pending 940 Sandpiper Cr- 2/2 ... 89,900
843 Audubon Dr 2/2 ... $107,000
912 Sandpiper Cr 2/ ... $95,900
1217 Spoonbill Landings Cr-
2/2 ...$117,900
1227 Spoonbill Landings Cr, furnished -
2/2... $129,900
1237 Spoonbill Landings Cr-
2/2... $116,900
1171 Edgewater Cr -2/2 ... $142,000
1163 Edgewater Cr 3/2 ... $209,000

Buying or Selling
Perico Bay


CALL TODAY!! !
Marilyn Trevethan
Evenings 792-8477
neaL neaL REALTORS
(813) 778-2261
Toll Free 800-422-6325


Since my Daddy says, "Christmas is for kids," here I am again
doing his job in thanking everyone who made my Daddy and
Mommy's life a little easier in 1993. I don't think I'm allowed to say
what he had to say about people who aggravated him. I should know,
I aggravate him lots. But he still loves me anyway.
MERRY CHRISTMAS or FROHE WEIHNACHTEN ...
from Peter Finlayson Dowling

DOUG"
DOWLING
nE^ Doug Dowling Realty
S40Po778-1 Av.222
Anna Marla 7 778-1222
770-1222 01Z


A.M.I.C.C.
Soccer League


SFran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
L9701 Gulf Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax # 778-7035
.- 778-2307 or 778-1450



Dear Friends,
As we enter the Holiday Season, our thoughts
are directed to the many enjoyable associations we
have experienced throughout the year.
Our organization wishes to offer you our
thanks for your support and loyalty to our com-
pany. We will continue working diligently to pro-
vide you with top-notch service both profession-
ally and personally.
May the peace and happiness of the season be
yours throughout the coming year.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Warmest Regards,
Nancy, Fran, Pure, Agnes, Kathy, Janice,
Pat, Ken, Rosemary, Mike & Darlene
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
slaindReallyf WEEKDAYS 9AM to 4:30PM f[
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Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS .7 DAYS A WEEK

Commercial Residential Free Estimates
and'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By thecut orby themonth.
fh ServiceI 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
34 A f GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
I 778-1345AND SATISFACTION







A-NEW LOOK
PRESSURE CLEANING
Mildew Removal
Cement Patios and Boats
SFree Estimates Insured Tom Thompson
792-4659


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



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


ISLANER CLASSIFEDV~


CHEERFUL, REFINED mature companion for home
care, driving, shopping, errands, appointments and
light cooking. Dependable Island resident. 778-0601.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees. Including palms. Insured, reasonable.
Island resident. Local references. Call Brewers 778-
7790.
BRANTER INTERIORS Professional with Hilton Corp.
for 13 years. Cleaning your home is my specialty. Is-
land resident. 778-2611.


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 years 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 Island for
17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.

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

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
LIC #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free esti-
mates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
HOME REPAIR Seniors discount. Special rates for
mobile homes. 24 hours service. Island resident for 22
years. Call Pete 778-2812.


ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.


BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal, annual available
rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Fumished or unfur-
nished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty. 795-4394.
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.
HOLIDAY RENTAL Magnificent Anna Maria
beachfront home. Panoramic sunset views of gulf from
every window. Beachfront patio steps to water. Avail-
able now: Christmas and all of 1994. All amenities.
Hurry. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-3171.

GULFFRONT 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.

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 RENTAL Anna Maria house. Four
houses from beach on Gulf side. No smokers. No
pets. Available after Jan. 6. 778-1576.
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.
VACATION RENTAL Key Royale pool house. 2/2
Lovely furnished, quiet and private. Jan 21 thru March
4. $700 weekly w/ 4 week min., 778-0283.
SEASONAL Large 2/2, beautifully fumished elevated
home. Close to beach. Available now. 778-4010 eves.
FURNISHED ANNA MARIA home. 3/3, living room,
eat-in kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer. On canal
with dock. 1.5 block to beach. Bring boat and clothing.
722-4700.
SIMPLY CHARMING Newly renovated 3/2 north Anna
Maria cottage. Available January 1. $1700 per month
includes everything. Two month minimum. 746-6269.
BRADENTON BEACH HOUSE Available Jan. and
Feb. 2/1, furnished. Large deck under shade trees.
Steps from the beach. Behaved pets welcome with
deposit. 813-963-0539.


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RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront, boat
dock, washer/dryer, own phone number, nice location.
$79 week plus deposit. 778-1273.
COTTAGES FOR RENT on the beach. Anna Maria
City. Wk/Mo/Sn. 813-735-1488.
BRADENTON BEACH 1BR home. 1/2 block to gulf
beach/city pier. Completely furnished. Seasonal. 114
3rd St. S. 778-2896.

SEASONAL RENTAL Key Royale pool house. 2/2,
lovely furnished, quiet and private. Jan. 21 to Mar. 4.
$700 weekly (4 week minimum). 778-0283.

1 BR APARTMENT Longboat Key. Cellular #813-720-
0805.
ANNUAL Beautiful, spacious North Beach Village
townhouse. Unfurnished. 3/2.5, washer/dryer, 2 car
garage. $1200 month. Betsy Hills Real Estate 778-
2291.
CONDO FOR RENT in beautiful Sunbow Bay, Holmes
Beach. 2/2. Due to cancellation. Will discount $500 for
month of Jan. only. 778-0015.
HOLMES BEACH Ground floor, very nice, turnkey fur-
nished. 1/1, 100 yards to gulf. 778-5246.
SEASONAL RENTAL Westbay Cove. 2/2. Still avail-
able for Jan. 94. Call Old Florida Realty Company 778-
3377.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Efficiency apartment. Pool
and all utilities. $850 month seasonal/$400 month an-
nual. 778-1416.
DUPLEX 1/1, utilities included. $800 month. 1 block
from beach. Month of Jan. 778-3757 or 778-6772.
Have a happy new year! We hope to see you in 1994
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ANNUAL Unfurnished, 2/2 in Anna Maria with gor-
geous open water view. Boat dock included. Won't last
long! $800 month plus utilities and security. Call
Debbie Thrasher, Anna Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
SEASONAL Gulffront/canal homes and condos.
Weekly and monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna
Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
FOR RENT Commercially zoned shop in Anna Maria
Post Office Plaza. Available Jan. 1. Probably best lo-
cation for walk-in traffic in City of Anna Maria. Call T.
H. Cole. 778-2422.
SEASONAL Holmes Beach. 2BR, furnished gulf view.
Available Feb. 1. $1400 month plus tax. 778-4368.
SEASONAL Feb. 1 thru June 1. 3/1, bayview close to
beach. Covered parking, sundecks, big kitchen,
washer/dryer, cable TV. $1400 month. 778-3873.


HOLMES BEACH By owner. 3/3 elevated duplex.
Owner financing available. $169,500. 778-0468.
WATERFRONT 2/2, approx. 2000 sq. ft. home near
beach. Deep canal to Intracoastal. 15 X 30 solar pool.
516 56th St., Holmes Beach. $187,000. 778-2952 for
appointment.

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

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

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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a Partridge in a Pear Tree. Two Turtle Doves. Three French Hens. Four Calling Birds. Five Golden Rings. Six Geese a-Laying.
We wish joy and peace May the spirit of the Our holiday wish is three- May family and friends More precious than gold is May the memory of good
to you and yours this season follow you through fold: We wish you peace, warm your heart and home the love of family and times and quiet moments
holiday season. the coming year. love, and joy. this holiday season. friends. Enjoy the holiday! enrich the joy of the season.
Albertsons Barb's Video Barnett Bank Bradenton Health Dancing Bear Island Footwear
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Seven Swans A-Swimming. Eight Maids A-Milking. Nine Ladies Dancing. Ten Lords A-Leaping. Eleven Pipers Piping. Twelve Drummers Drumming.
To share Christmas with a May you treasure each Kick up your heels and We're wishing you lots May your home be filled Merry, Merry Christmas and
friend is to see twice its memory of this holiday all enjoy the merriest holiday and lots of happiness this with the warmth of family, Happy New Year to you,
beauty. Happy holidays! through the coming year. ever-and happy new year. Christmas holiday! friends, and fond memories. our customers and friends.
Jennifer's Merle Norman Ri c e's Steppin' Out Ties Between Tips 'N Toes
CONTEMPORARY CLOTHING COSMETIC STUDIOS, OF BRADENTON Ballroom Friends NAIL SALON
FOR THE CLASSIC WOMAN 795-1597 DRESSES & SPORTSWEAR 795-7678 BASKETS.CARDS.GIFTS 795-7455

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S KEY ROYALE 607 Baronet Lane, PERICO BAY CLUB'S BEST-the Jasmine GULFFRONT HOME! Recently renovated,
Holmes Beach. 2Br/2Ba. Sailboat water, townhouse model with vaulted ceilings, ce- elevated home, 2BR/2BA w/ elevator. Pan-
large dock, move-in condition. $244,500. ramic floor tile throughout lower level, open- oramic Gulf views from this great beach
KEY ROYALE- 602 Hampshire Lane. Out- airy floor plan with loft, with pool, tennis and house. $338,000. MLS #54595.
Standing Waterfront home. 3Br/2Ba split de- nature boardwalk. $119,000. MLS #10868 CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA-
sign, across from Country Club. $268,500. ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BEACH! 2BR/2BA home with natural cedar siding.
KEY ROYALE 623 Emerald Lane. Com- Two lots available. Build 2 units (duplex) on each Great Room concept with open kitchen, large
pletely updated. 2Br/2Ba spacious home on lot! Lowest cost per unit on the Island! GREAT utility room and lots of room for storage on 1st
deep water canal with dock & pool. LOCATION- GREAT INVESTMENT! $45,000 floor. Great decks off rear of home give views
$248,000. each. MLS #53287 & 53288. of Tampa Bay. $198,500. MLS #10483.
A SAILORS DREAM! 518 South Drive. SPACIOUS ISLAND CANALFRONT HOME UNIQUE PROPERTY 2 single family
., Anna Maria. 2Br/2Ba on deep canal with Great family home, nestles among lots of homes, 1 elevated, 1 ground level with fire-
dock, 2 car garage. $204,900. tropical trees, with oak floors throughout. place. There is a vacant buildable lot included ]'.
S ISLAND HOMESITE Large lot- 3 blocks Stone fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with oak cabi- too!!! Each home has 2BR/1BA and the el-
from the Bay. Close and convenient for nets and Corian countertop. Large screened evated home has a 2 car garage and lots of
walking to shops, restaurants and post of- pool work shop area and recreation area on storage. $244,500. MLS #53310 & 53311.
S fice. $79,900. MLS #54514. ground level. 25 x 33 ft. dock. Great neighbor- DIRECT TAMPA BAYFRONT HOME -sits
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY/LARGE AS- hood. $239,000. MLS 11279 on large lot with gorgeous views of Egmont
SUMABLE! 6.125%. No income qualifier. 4 GREAT HOMESITE on Lake La Vista. Key & Skyway Bridge. Cypress wood panel-
apartmehts located on lovely tropical spot on Canal front lot with lots of trees. Great family ing accents rooms on ceilings & walls. Den &
S natural waterway plus just steps to prime north neighborhood and no seawall to maintain. 1 car garage could become 3rd & 4th bed-
end beaches. $239,000. MLS #11286 $99,000. MLS #11280. rooms and still leave 2 car garage. New in
OLD FLORIDA HOME! Tenant already in WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS The Is- 1993 carpet, water heater & shingled roof.
place. Deep lot (145') with storage building at lands finest condominium complex. Located $459,000. MLS #54177.
back. Great value in business area of Anna on Tampa Bay & featuring heated pools, ten-
Maria. Zoned R/O/R. $129,500. MLS # 53127. is courts & boat docks. 2&3 Bedroom.M e y Ch istm a
$132,000 to $159,900.and Happy 1994!

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