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Holmes Beach begins motel district review
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission met in two
sessions last week to begin reviewing the A-1 district in
order to develop a recommendation for council on
whether motel rooms are considered dwelling units with
a density of 10 units per acre.
Chairman Gabe Simches explained, "We are to discuss
the issue of hotel/motel being considered in the definition of
10 dwelling units per acre, as was thought to apply to all struc-
tures in the community. Some question has been raised (by
the city attorney) on the clarity of the definition and whether
hotel/motel falls within that limitation."
Simches said one of the first things the board must
determine is the intent of the 1989 comprehensive plan on
the density of hotel/motel units.
Commissioner Bruce Golding, who was also a plan-
By Bonner Presswood
With $1.8 million plus to their credit, Eleanor and
Tony Tatakis barely needed to be concerned as to who
would win the bidding for Shucker's Dockside Grill at the
court ordered auction.
There were plenty of interested observers and poten-
tial bidders present The Manatee County Courthouse steps
were packed with Islanders-- many recognizable faces from
the local restaurant and real estate trade.
The crowd included former owner of the High Seas
(now-Zoomerz) Bob Fusco, former owner of D.Coy
S Ducks Marty Moery, Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy,
real estate agent Frank Davis, some attorneys, entertainer
Brian Beebe, and past and present frequent customers.
Speculation was that the liquor license would be up
for bid separately, and it was. But the property was auc-
tioned first and Eleanor stepped up to the clerk and bid a
cool $700,000. There was a thick air of silence and no one
else bid on the property. Sold.
That left the Tatakis with $1.1 million plus to bid
with. When Eleanor bid $50,000 for the liquor license, the
crowd was silent again.
After paying $49,669.66 in delinquent taxes for 1992
and 1993, and $5,250 in real estate "doc stamps," the
Tatakis were declared the successful bidders.
Eleanor says, "We're gonna go fast! Fast! Fast!"
Shucker's mortgage, held by Rock/David Pete
Reynard's Restaurant, Inc., was ordered foreclosed by
Judge Scott Brownell on Dec. 16. "We have an inventory
from when they took over, but we don't know what to
expect. We wanted to go through and take a look, not to
talk to anyone or do anything, but they haven't allowed
us in," Eleanor said.
The Tatakis' still have some legal steps to go through
before officially taking over. The first change will be the
name. The Tatakis' plan to return to "Pete Reynard's,'" the
restaurant's name since Eleanor and her former husband
bought the restaurant in 1954. Eleanor added, "We want to
keep it going for the Island and the people who work here."
Eleanor Reynard Tatakis
(right) stood staimch and
ready to bid as the foreclo-
sure clerk announced the
sale of the property and
liquor license mortgaged
to the operators of
Shucker's by the Tatakis'.
Islander Photo: -
ning commissioner during the development of the com-
prehensive plan, stressed, "There's never been any mis-
understanding it was 10. Times change and if the ho-
tel/motel people want to build smaller units they can do
that, but they can't get any more than they're
grandfathered with or 10 if it's raw land. It was crystal
clear in my mind. For Pat Petruff (city attorney) to say
there's confusion she wrote all this. There was never
Planning Commissioner Frank Davis disagreed.
"I can't believe that was the intent," he argued. "It prob-
ably wasn't totally thought through. If I were to use common
sense, I would say that it shouldn't apply to ahotel/motel zone,
because that's where you want the intensity or the use to be
and not out into the residential where it has spilled. My guess
is that the plan may be in error."
Luke Courtney, resident and hotelier, agreed.
"I've spoken to Kathy Mitchell, Tom Huffine and
Aaron VanOstenbridge (council persons in 1989), and
there was no misunderstanding whatsoever," he said.
"They meant to have 10 units per acre in the motel district
in order to stop any more motels from being built and
large ones coming into the city. They said to check the
minutes. This was not an oversight."
Simches said he felt the intent of the city at the time
was that 10 units per acre applied across the board.
Commissioner Dr. Frances Smith-Williams added, "I
would sense that the survey we put out (concerning resi-
dential rentals) also replicates what you're saying. The
citizens of this town want it to be a residential town."
Simches noted that none of the city's hoteliers has
raised concern over the issue in the four years since the
PLEASE SEE MOTEL DISTRICT, PAGE 2
The Pete's that was
On this old menu cover, (late '50s to early '60's) you can see the footbridge that once crossed the canal along Marina
Drive. The seawall was in, but the roads and parking lots appear unpaved The menu includes a Florida lobster entree for
$2.50, Spring lamb chops for $1.95 and a fisherman's platter for $2.25. The most expensive menu item was prime N. Y. cut
sirloin steak with onion rings, vegetables, potatoes and salad bar for $3.75. Cocktail prices were 65 cents for a Cuba Libre,
85 cents for a Planter's Punch, and 90 cents for a Side Car. Beer and ales were 40 cents for domestic brands and 60 cents
for imports. Special thanks to Roni McCudden for sharing her copy of the menu.
in Holmes Beach, page 3
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Island Players Present................ Page 5
Opinion ...................................... Page 6
The Way We Were..................... Page 7
Announcements ......................... Page 9
-School Daze ............................ Page 15
._. ..__ __ _,.,,Outdoors ................................... Page 20
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
I'E PAGE 2 K JANUARY 20, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island transportation group blasts host of topics
By Paul Roat
Things got little feisty at Monday's Island Transporta-
tion Planning Organization meeting. The group, comprised
of mayors of each of the three Island cities, discussed:
Filing suit to halt construction of the proposed 65-
foot-high fixed-span bridge to replace the Anna Maria
Continuing to fight the new bridge at the Metropolitan
Planning Organization level, with a presentation planned
Monday outlining safety concerns for the big bridge,
Imposing a bridge construction moratorium for all
needed about bridge
The Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) of
the Island Transportation Planning Organization is
soliciting comments from users of the Manatee
Avenue and Cortez Road drawbridges on this
month's experimental schedule of bridge openings.
The Coast Guard is currently testing half-hour
intervals for openings on both bridges for the month
of January instead of 20-minute intervals, thus re-
ducing openings per hour from three to two between
7 am. and 6p.m.
On Manatee Avenue, the openings occur on the
hour and half-hour, i.e., 11 a.m., 11:30a.m., etc. On
Cortez Road, the openings occur on the quarter our,
i.e., 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., etc.
The Coast Guard has requested public com-
ment on the test, as reported in the Jan. 13 issue of
the Islander Bystander. The public comment period
expires Jan. 31.
Comments to the Coast Guard must be received
on or before Jan. 31. Comments may be mailed to:
Commander (oan) Seventh Coast Guard District
909 S.E. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33131-3050.
Add rule making number CGD07-93-093 to
The CAC urges residents to respond. The CAC
would like to receive copies of such responses or
will accept responses made after the Jan. 31 cut-off
date. This will help form a report and recommenda-
tion from the ITPO to the Coast Guard after Jarn. 31.
Responses to the CAC can be mailed to: CAC,
c/o RE. VanWagoner, P.O. Box 4121, Anna Maria,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
plan was passed and asked if the density limitation was
challenged at the time.
Don Howard, council chairman andowner of the Island
Plantation, replied, "A lot of questions were raised at the last
public hearing on that, but it was passed to get it going."
Howard said the limitation was challenged legally by Jack
Cedar of Cedar Cove who had already submitted plans for ad-
ditional units, and he was permitted to build the units.
In the board's second meeting on the issue, Simches
cited the following passages from the future land use sec-
tion of the comprehensive plan:
Policy 1.3.6 The land development regulations
shall contain provisions whereby the development of sea-
sonal tourist facilities within the multi-family residential/
seasonal tourist land use category is not used as a means
to usurp the density limitations for multi-family develop-
ment established by the comprehensive plan.
Policy 12.2 -Residential development within the me-
dium density residential and multi-family residential/seasonal
touristland use categories at a density of 10 units per acre shall
only be permitted within a planned unit development
Policy 1.2.1 Multi-family residential/seasonal tour-
ist density 0 to 10 units per gross acre and where ancillary
commercial uses are permitted as part of a seasonal tour-
"Those in my mind represent what I think is the po-
sition of the town that the 10 units per acre did apply to
hotel/motel," concluded Simches. "We have to decide
how we want to go towards recommending either that the
town clarify the statements within the plan so there's no
confusion or recommend some kind of adjustment to the
10 units per acre.
The board developed a list of questions on the issue
for the city attorney to respond to at the next meeting.
bridges spanning Sarasota Bay until a regional study is
completed on all traffic needs to barrier islands in Mana-
tee and Sarasota Counties,
Disbanding a county-state study of State Road 789, and
Questioned the proposed trolley bus service to the
Island, calling it "an obvious tourism promotion" rather
than an aid to reduce traffic congestion.
The group retained Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie
Pierola as chair of the group. She will also serve as the
Island's representative to the Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization, a regional transportation planning group.
Pierola also accused Holmes Beach Councilman Don
Howard of misrepresenting Islander's views for the high
bridge to replace the one at Manatee Avenue. Pierola said
Howard has had meetings with Manatee Chamber of
Commerce and Florida Department of Transportation
officials and "I'm afraid he's saying not to worry about
things" on the Island, she said.
Holmes Beach Mayor Pat Geyer did not attend the
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches brought up the idea
of an injunction to halt the bridge. "The courts can issue
an injunction to stop the bridge, and it does not have to go
through the MPO or any other agency," Simches said. The
group agreed to have Save Anna Maria attorney Claflin
Garst begin negotiations with other attorneys in prepara-
tion of any suit.
Pierola will present the MPO with the accident report
filed March 13, 1993 on the Indian River Bridge. A car
was blown across the roadway, against the guardrail and
off the high bridge due to high winds there, raising safety
concerns about a similar-sized bridge here..
Simches also brought up the concept of a moratorium
on all bridge construction until a MIPO-authorized study
is completed on bridges to barrier islands in the region.
The study is to look at bridges from Cortez Road south to
Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff met with
the city's planning commission Monday to explain recent
interpretations of the land development code.
The commission is grappling with definitions related
to a "dwelling unit" a subject that has gotten the atten-
tion of many residents due to a potential increase in mo-
The definitions of a hotel/motel unit and dwelling
unit, the re-building of hotel/motels to higher densities and
defining density and intensity as related to recent state
legislation were up for discussion.
Commissioners asked Petruff why hotel/motel units
are not considered dwelling units.
Petruff referenced the definitions of dwelling unit and
family in the code:
*Dwelling Unit A room or rooms connected to-
gether, constituting a separate independent housekeeping
establishment for a family, physically separated from any
other rooms or dwelling units in the same building, con-
taining sleeping and sanitary facilities, and with or with-
out cooking facilities.
Family-Any number ofindividuals related by blood,
marriage or legal adoption, and not more than four persons
not so related, living together as a single housekeeping unit
"That to me connotes a permanency," Petruff re-
sponded. "While a family may go on vacation together,
they are not living together in a hotel/motel unit as a fam-
ily would be in their permanent place of residence.
"We also have in our code a definition of dwelling in
terms of single family, multi-family, duplex. We took
some pains to make a distinction between a multi-family
dwelling and a hotel/motel in the code," Petruff continued.
"It seems to me we were trying to say there is a difference
in a multi-family building and a hotel/motel complex."
The planning commissioners asked Petruff about her
opinion that under existing regulations, many of the ex-
isting hotel/motels may be able to rebuild to much higher
densities than what currently exists.
Petruff explained, "I played the devil's advocate by
assuming that Mr. Fernandez's interpretation that the
term dwelling unit, with a density of 10 units per acre,
includes hotel/motel units is not upheld by a court. If
one of the motels bums to the ground, they could ask for
the Ringling Causeway in Sarasota, and is scheduled to
begin this summer.
Letters to that effect will be sent to the various agen-
cies, the group agreed, although Simches said similar let-
ters have already been sent
The ITPO members expressed fear that a state-county
task force charged with studying drainage, traffic, land use and
landscaping along Gulf Drive. Concerns were voiced that the
study would be an attemptto force action bedone on the road-
way without Islander input The four-member SR 789 task
force has two members from the Island, one member from
Longboat Key, and one member from Coral Shores.
Discussions took place about disbanding the task
force or allowing the Island mayors to have veto power
on the group's decisions.
The group agreed to monitor the work of the task
force. The next task force meeting will be Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
in the Bradenton Beach City Hall, although a change in
the meeting time was discussed to accommodate an Is-
lander Bystander candidates forum in Anna Maria.
Citizen Advisory Committee Chair Bob
VanWagoner presented a report by the group that in-
cluded concerns about the Island trolley bus service. The
proposal was shot down last year when funding was not
forthcoming, but continued studies on ridership for the
proposal were approved.
VanWagoner said DOT officials are now considering
charging fares for the bus service, but "... there would be
no upgrading of mainland-to-Island service, thus limiting
the program simply to buses running end to end along
Longboat and Anna Maria. This is more and more an
obvious tourism promotion than an attempt to reduce traf-
ITPO members requested the DOT provide a presen-
tation to update them with plans for the Island trolley bus
service at the next meeting, scheduled for Feb. 21.
it to be re-built as it is presently existing or make changes'
to accommodate possible changes in the industry.
"If the only things we have that govern hotel/motel
units are the requirements of 200 square feet for the first
room, 150 square feet for each additional room in a suite,
30 percent land coverage, setbacks, height, parking,land-
scaping and so forth, it seems to me that someone could
build up to 60 units per acre."
Commissioners sought a clarification of the terms den-
sity and intensity-and how they are affected by the Island's
designation in recentELMS I (Environmental Land Man-
agement) legislationas a coastal high hazard area.
The definitions in the city's land development code are:
Density, Gross The total number of dwelling
units divided by the area of the total parcel or lot arealess
Intensity The degree to which land is occupied
or the density of development There is no single measure
of the intensity of land use. Rather, aland use is relatively
more or less intense than another use. Generally, a particu-
lar use may be more or less intense due to one or more
characteristics, such as traffic generated, bulk of the build-
ings or structures, number of employees or because of a
nuisance such as pollution, noise, light, etc.
The ELMS legislation is focused on moving perma-
nent population away from coastal areas. The hotel/mo-
tel district is already in the velocity zone a high haz-
ard area. Petruff said, "ELMS IlM is looking at density, not
intensity of use. I'm not sure there would be any affect"
Planning Commissioner Frances Smith-Williams
wanted to know why these questions did not surface in 1989,
during the public hearings for the comprehensive plan.
Petruff said the plan was drafted by the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council and her office's input was
"basically the same as the planning commission or the
council. There was no direction from city council to re-
Betty Hill, the city clerk at the time of the hearings,
insisted, "There was no confusion in the council's mind.
It was their intent that it (the density for hotel/motel) be
10 units per acre. In the 1960s it was 36 units per acre in
that district, and it's been the intent of council over these
20 some years to gradually cut back density there."
The board will meet at 9 a.m. on Jan. 25 to continue
discussion on the issue.
Attorney clarifies opinions
on A-1 district issue
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 20, 1994 A PAGE 3 IEB
Spouses to run in Holmes Beach election
By Pat Copeland
In a first for the Island and perhaps the state, a mar-
ried couple is running for election to the same governmen-
Last week, Luke Courtney filed papers to run for
Holmes Beach City Council, while his wife, Joy, filed
papers to run for mayor. The Courtneys, owners of
Haley's Motel,have been residents of the city since 1989.
The couple checked with City Clerk Leslie Ford on
the legality of both running for office in the same body.
Ford called Election Supervisor Bob Sweat who re-
searched state statutes and found no law against it. Sweat
also called the state's ethics commission, said Joy, and
they stated there's no problem on file with such an action.
For both, the A-1 issue (motel unit density) was an
impetus in the decision to run, but each made the decision
By Pat Copeland-
Holmes Beach qualifiersare full of surprises this
year, with Mayor Pat Geyer stepping down from her
administrative role to run for council; Council Chair-
man Don Howard, a four-year council member, opt-
ing not to run and Luke and Joy Courtney becoming-
the city's first married couple to run.
Candidates for mayor are Rich Bohnenberger
and Joy Courtney. The week before Christmas,
Bohnenberger resigned from the council seat he
held nearly a year to vie for the mayor's spot His
resignation will be effective on election day. Joy
Courtney is making her first run for elective office.
The mayor will serve for two years.
Council hopefuls include veteran politician Pat
Geyer, incumbent Carol Whitmnore and newcomers
Luke Courtney, Lee Edwards and David
Explained Luke, "I had planned all along not to run,
because I felt I could accomplish as much being a con-
cerned citizen. But I began to get calls'asking me to run
and when the A-1 issue got hot and heavy, I decided to
throw my hat into the ring.
Joy said, "When the A-1 issue came up, I realized
with that and all my other complaints, I was either part of
the solution or part of the problem. I wanted to be part of
the solution. I look at it the same way as I did re-enlist-
ing in the Marines do you want to commit for two
years? You have to look at it that seriously. I decided to
commit I didn't do it on a whim or one issue."
Both stressed they are not running as a team.
"Let the people decide if they want one or two or none
of us," said Luke.
"We are two different people," added Joy.
The couple said they expect speculation from other
Schueneman. Two will be elected to two-year terms
and one will fill the year remaining on
Geyer began her political career in 1978 as a
councilwoman. She served 12 years on council be-
fore moving to the mayor's seat in 1990.
Whitmore was appointed to serve the remainder
of Mary Mond's seat when Mond resigned to move
to Bradenton. She was then elected to a two-year
term in 1992.
Luke Courtney and Schueneman were both un-
successful candidates in last year's election in which
10 candidates jumped into the fray. Edwards is mak-
ing his first bid for election.
The mayor's position pays $8,401 per year and
the council positions pay $3,601 per year.
Registration for the March 8 election is open
until the close of the business day Feb. 8.
"Initially, people will think it's ridiculous," conceded
Luke. "but the people who know us know it's not When
people understand us and the political process of Holmes
Beach, they'll accept it."
Joy further explained, "The mayor is a non-voting
officer of the city. Luke and I will be just like the super-
intendent of public works and his family. By law we can
talk about any issue without violating the Sunshine Law,
but what the mayor can't do is act as a conduit of infor-
mation from one council member to another."
Luke said there are four possibilities both will be
elected, he will be elected, Joy will be elected or neither
will be elected.
"I look at it this way no matter what, this action is
saying to the voters, we are two reasonable people reach-
ing out to get the attention of more reasonable people that
city hall is not what it can be," said Joy.
"It makes a statement if nothing else."
With tongue in cheek, Joy added, "And at least the
community knows we're in bed together from the start!"
Anna Maria City
Tuesday, Jan. 25: 7:30 p.m. Commission Meeting
Wednesday, 1/26:6:30 p.m. Candidates' Night
sponsored by The Islander Bystander
Thursday, 1/20:1 p.m. Council Meeting
Holmes Beach -
Thursday, 1/20:10 a.m. Review Board
/ for Madd6x Issue
Thursday, 1/20:7:30 p.m.Council Work Shop
Friday, 1/21:1 p.m. Police Retirement Board
Tuesday, 1/25:9 a.m. Planning Commission
Manatee County/FDOT Task Force Meeting,
Wednesday. Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach
City Hall Subj: Improve S.R. 78
Special Meeting of the Community Redevelop-
ment Agency, Tuesday, 1/25, 7 p.m.,
Bradenton Beach City Hall
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Howard's action still
A FULL TIME
The "Bottom Line"
PD. POL. ADV.
Questions on ethical behavior con-
tinue to nag Holmes Beach Councilman
Howard is the owner of two proper-
ties in the city.
He owns Island Plantation, a motel at
73rd Street and Plantation Villas, listed in
city records as three duplexes, with six
Howard is one of the leading pro-
moters of an increase in the zoning use in
the motel district within the city.
Questions revolve around the num-
ber of units Howard has at Island Planta-
tion. It is listed for sale under motels in
the Manatee County Multiple Listing
Service with 22 units for $2.1 million.
Plantation Villas is listed for sale
under motels with six units at $430,000.
Howard's rental license application
for 1993/94 at Island Plantation, the mo-
tel, has not been approved due to a dis-
crepancy in the number of units. Howard
requested a change in the license from 14
to 22 units.
City records reflect that the previous
owner, W.S. Bailey, had 15 units li-
censed in 1980. A letter from Mayor Pat
Geyer to Howard on Jan. 5, 1994 states,
"In 1985, when you purchased the prop-
erty, you licensed 14 units. The City has
no record of an approved site plan or
building permit to reflect the change in
the number of units at this location."
Geyer requested an inspection by the
city's building official, John Fernandez.
,His Jan. 22 report states the number of
units counted is 22, including the owner's
residence. Fernandez says, "All units
have separate entrances and bath facili-
ties. I did not notice any new construc-
Plantation Villa, three duplexes in
the residential district, are licensed for six
seasonal rentals. Nothing on the license
indicates duration of rental, but the Villa
rental rates are shown on the same bro-
chure with the motel for day, week and
City Clerk Leslie Ford says that on
Save Anna Maria met and nomi-
nated officers for the coming year. The
present officers were all nominated with-
out opposition, and therefore, elected to
Melody Kramer is president with
Kay Hoey as vice-president. Walter
Zahn, secretary. and Ismael "Izzy"
Amaro, treasurer, will serve again.
The meeting focused on recent de-
velopments concerning the Department
of Transportation's plans for the Anna
Maria Island Bridge and SAM's plans to
combat the proposal.
The group's attorney, Claflin Garst,
the current zoning map, nothing is indi-
cated that Plantation Villa (the duplexes)
may be used as a motel.
In 1993, a resort overlay district was
applied to the residentialdistrict known as
R-4, mostly south of Manatee Avenue. It
limited rentals in the district to a minimum
of seven days. The overlay was supposed
to be applied district by district throughout
the City, but was sent to the planning com-
mission for study. It has not returned to
council in any other districts for a vote.
Howard voted in favor of the limita-
tions to the R-4 district. He claimed at the
time that his vote did not constitute a con-
A difference in opinion exists be-
tween City Attorney Patricia Petruff and
Public Works Director John Fernandez
when it comes to the motel zoning.
Both Petruff and Fernandez have
agreed a clarification is needed, and an
ordinance is being debated by city plan-
ning commissioners and, eventually will
come before the city council, possibly
prior to the council election on March 8.
Petruff said that at a recent meeting,
Howard asked if a conflict existed on the
motel zoning matter. "We determined it
was enough of a conflict that Howard
should not vote but he is entitled to partici-
pate fully in discussion," Petruff said.
Howard has used that tact repeatedly
during city council discussions on the
motel issue. He has not cast votes on the
zoning matter, but he has strongly lobbied
his fellow council members on the matter
at public meetings, asking them to allow
a higher use of the motels in the area of the
Plantation Villas is in the R-2 zoning
district and would not benefit from the
additional density if council members ap-
prove such a change. The larger Island
Plantation is in the motel district and
would receive the benefit of added density
if council members approve the increase.
Florida Ethics Commission rulings pro-
hibit public officials to vote on matters on
which they may reap financial or other gains.
has filed a petition for a hearing based on
the notices by DOT in local newspapers,
including The Islander Bystander, stating
the 65-foot clearance bridge will be built
in the 1994/95 fiscal year.
The petition argues that no alternatives
were given at the October 1993 public hear-
ing as required, and that the advertising did
not comply with Florida statutes. It also in-
cludes statements regarding problems with
impacts to seagrasses.
SAM took a vote to discern group inter-
est in the recent controversy in Holmes
Beach over motel density and with little op-
position, they agreed to become involved.
Tax cap okayed by court
Property owners throughout Florida
will see some relief from escalating as-
sessments of their land come 1996.
The Florida Supreme Court upheld
as constitutional a three percent tax cap
on property assessments last week. The
cap will take effect Jan. 1, 1995, but prop-
erty owners won't see a change on tax
bills until a year later.
The Supreme Court action came af-
ter voters approved such a cap in 1992.
Currently, property is appraised at
market value. As the value of the property
increases as it has done on barrier is-
lands like Anna Maria for the past few
decades taxes increase as well.
The new system will cap that property
value increase to no more than three per-
cent or the inflation rate, whichever is
lower. When the property sells, the new
appraised value will be assessed the new
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'Barefoot' to tickle Island Islander Photo: Jeannie Friedman.
Adding zest to the Island Players' 1994 season is its production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park." Pictured
are Jim Lewis, left, as the exhausted delivery man; Michele Strauss, as the lively and impulsive.bride Corie
Bratter, and Tom Kocherry who plays the part of the sympathetic telephone man.
Island Players to present
'Barefoot in the Park'
An added spark to the winter season comes with the
bright and bouncy "Barefoot in the Park" opening at the
Island Players' Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 20, to run
through Feb. 5.
"First seen more than 30 years ago, 'Barefoot in the
Park' remains one of the funniest, warmest plays ever,"
says Director Geoffrey Todd. "It gave its author, Neil
Simon, one of the biggest hits of the 1966-67 Broadway
season, a season that saw no less than four of his plays
running simultaneously. We're sure our production will
hit the same joyous note. Don't miss it."
The fast-paced comedy deals with a very young
couple starting their married life in a drafty, leaky, five-
flight walk-up in an old Greenwich Village brownstone.
They soon encounter incompatibility problems despite
their passionate attraction for each other.
Michele Strauss has the role of the lively and impul-
sive bride, Corie Bratter. Darrin O'Brien plays counter-
point as the steady, careful husband, Paul.
Among the drop-ins at the Bratter establishment are
Tom Kocherry, the sympathetic telephone man; Jim
Lewis, the exhausted delivery man; Jo Kendall as the
bride's mother Ethel Banks, and Charles Guy as the
impoverished but gallant neighbor Victor Velasco, who
lives above them in the attic.
The Island Players' Theatre is at Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City. All shows start at 8
p.m. except for the single matinee on Sunday, Jan. 23,
which opens at 2 p.m. No show on either Monday.
Tickets are $9 and available at the Players' box of-
fice, open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., except Sundays,
or by calling 778-5755.
Key Royale site of 'Hoedown' for AIDS
Len Tabicman of Holmes Beach and Barbara Higgins of Bradenton hosted a fund-raiser at Tabicman's Key
Royale home last Sunday. Proceeds from the event will help cover costs for the AIDS quilt display at Manatee
Community College on Feb. 4-6 and for AIDS education. The gigantic quilt contains 25,000 names of AIDS
victims.About 30 people each paid $25 to attend the hoedown. The AIDS Council of Manatee is sponsoring the
Southwest Florida Regional Display of the quilt at the college, 5840, 26th St. W. Higgins (left) and Tabicman are
pictured with "Louie."
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Deja vu all over again
What's old is new again, or vice versa. In the case of
Pete Reynard's it truly will be deja vu for Islanders- at
least for those of us who have been here long enough to
remember the old times at one of the Island's most popular
And to think it was just last summer the name of the
landmark restaurant was changed from Pete Reynard's to
Shucker's Dockside Grill.
The restaurant was bought by a corporation headed
by Islander David Ritoff in October 1988. In case you
haven't heard, Eleanor Reynard Tatakis (Pete's widow)
and husband Tony Tatakis have taken the restaurant back
in a foreclosure sale.
Long-time fans of the "old guard" will be pleased to
see Eleanor "at the helm" once again.
For the rest of us, it's business as usual we hope.
A lot of really nice people have been working for Ritoff,
and the food was sure good.
But there's something more to be said here- about
change. Islander's have a hard time accepting change. We
just have to look at the fight over replacing the bridge on
Manatee Avenue for an example. The prospect of four-
laning Gulf Drive is super frightening.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola sent us a holi-
day greeting with a drawing of Santa riding on a dolphin
down the Intracoastal Waterway with the drawbridge
ahead opening like welcome arms. Nice choice in a
Christmas card from someone so adamantly opposed to
j replacing the bascule bridges to the Island-with high,
fixed-span Megaa" bridges.
Nostalgia may be stretching it, but the high-rise
bridge will certainly affect the character of our island. It
will surely impress newcomers with a different attitude,
one other than the low-key, laid-back, quaint and small
town atmosphere we have now.
Then again, we messed with Mother Nature, changed
(renourished) our beaches and came out big winners in
terms of property loss in recent storms. We were all (okay
almost all) for the "new" beach.
Changing the name back to Pete Reynard's will be a
lot easier when giving directions to anyplace north of the
Anna Maria School. There's just too much explaining to
do now, and when you say, "you know where Pete
,Reynard's was?" everyone says "sure."
There's no question it.was a landmark. And who
wants to lose another landmark on this precious bit of
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How about folding masts
I am writing in regard to the controversy of the build-
ing of the high bridges that the people want to build for
us, and that we do not want. And I think that is our right.
So why don't you set up a law to have all boat own-
ers have their masts lowered or folded down? That would
save our Island a lot of money. a lot of controversy and
would give boat builders a lot of much needed work!
That would put and end to all this dickering back and
forth and save a lot of money on all the meetings and taxes.
Stahley Dot, Bradenton Beach
Hear the wake-up call
I applaud and echo Betty Hill's letter in the Jan. 13
issue of the Islander BTstander pleading for citizen par-
ticipation in the current crisis facing Holmes Beach on the
matter of motel room density ... and I up the ante to in-
clude all of Anna Maria Island.
The entire Island is under attack by pro-development
forces and will be overwhelmed unless our residents have
the concern and the will to stand up for their rights.
No one has to cry "wvolf" anymore. The wolves are here.
Each of the cities has one or more issues dealing with
growth and private/public rights. Some developer propos-
als have been slipped through before the citizens were
alerted; others have been caught just as they were about
to be executed.
The people flooding the city council and planning
commission meetings are not average residents, but are
business owners or operators with special self-interest in
The cities the Island are up for grabs. And he
or she who sits on his or her hands will awake the poorer.
The answers are to defend the Comprehensive Plans and
the protections written into them; but the attacks come sub-
tly and not always openly. Longboat Key has a charter pro-
vision that flatly forbids ANY increase in density without a
full public referendum. The Island should look at this.
But our problems are multifold. One third of our
population consists of seniors 65 or over in age. We have
the perspective, and often the wisdom, that go with those
numbers ... we don't always have the sharp acuity, fast
instincts or the energy and the dynamics of youth to stay
the battle, and to fight the battle.
And most of us want to be fighting side by side withthe
younger generations, not without them. Many.of them are
working days and supervising faplies, at night; how and
when can they attend the necessary meetirigs to become in-
formed, or to cast their weight? Somehow, we must bring
them out --- and share both the responsibilities and the bur-
dens with them. To listen to them, and to get their opinions
into the mix. They will be living under the rules and environ-
ment determined today, long after most of us are gone.
We need them (and in some cases are getting them)
as serious political candidates, and on city and Island-wide
commissions and boards, both advisory and ruling. We
need them in the audiences at city council meetings and
workshops to hear and weigh the proposals, to learn.
what it takes to run a local government.
Anna Maria Island is fundamentally residential with tour-
ist and vacation facilities. That remains its uniqueness. It is in
danger of being transformed into a tourism mecca. And let's
be frank: area and national newspapers have recently featured
articles about casino gambling roaring along the upper Gulf
coast and again being considered for Florida. Would there be
anymore vulnerable target than Anna Maria Island?
Every single resident should hear the wake-up call.
Get upon your feet.
Bob Van Wagoner, Anna Maria Island
Effecting all our lifestyles
The Holmes Beach City Council is considering the
proposed changes in the cities A-1 district, the present so-
called motel district.
The council needs to realize that it is the present den-
sity, along with our beaches, that makes our Island so at-
tractive to visitors. We should be making every effort to
preserve our small town character and avoid becoming
just another of the Florida over-developed cities. Ask any
visitor, or for that matter, resident, what they like about
Anna Maria Island and most will say the uncrowded feel-
ing. That is why we live here.
Voters are urged to watch this matter carefully and re-
member the action taken by the candidates of Election Day.
This issue is every bit as important as the bridge is-
sue since it will effect all of our lifestyles.
R. A. Meylan, Holmes Beach
...For.more letters, see page 8
I 1 YOUR OPIION I
THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 7, Bridges Over Troubled Waters,
by June Alder
This 1948 photograph shows how the old Cortez bridge and the lower portion of
Anna Maria Island looked before the bridge boom of the '50s and the creation of
THE MAKING OF
Coquina Beach wasn't the result of
wisdom and foresight. It was an acciden-
talbyproduct of a snafu in connection with
the building of the Longboat Pass bridge.
The south end of Anna Maria Island
used to be a morass of mangrove islets
and sand flats frequently rearranged by
Gulf storms. A small turn-of-the-century
community there called West View was
twice wiped out before people got the
message that it was not a fit place to live.
Then in 1956 the State Roads De-
partment decided to fill in the swamp in
order to construct the road to the new
bridge they were building over
Longboat Pass. So the SRD pumped in
tons of sand from offshore, built a rock
jetty to hold the sand in place and put up
a number of rock groins to break the
force of the sand-stealing breakers.
In no time at all, tourists were cross-
ing the Cortez bridge in large numbers
to relax on the beautiful beach and enjoy
the sparkling surf. County politicians re-
alized right away they'd be smart to
make it into a public beach and park. A
good way to recover the some $1 mil-
lion they'd spent creating it.
But wait! There was something the
SRD had overlooked.
When real estate man E.P. Green
built one of the Island's first resorts in
1912 called Cortez Beach then and
Bradenton Beach later on he bought
most of that worthless tail end of the Is-
land, too. (Green was on the State Road
Commission when the 1950s bridge-
building spurt took off, and that's why
the bridge across the Manatee River was
named the Green bridge.)
For some unknown reason, when
condemnation suits on the south end
property were filed by the SRD in 1956,
none was filed on the late Mr. Green's
property. The SRD simply got a "right
of entry" letter from the Manatee Na-
tional Bank, trustee for the estate.
That was a bad mistake. For after a
while the Green heirs claimed that the;
,; *. + .'.' ,
beach belonged to them.
The result was a lengthy legal
battle, with the county and the SRD pit-
ted against the Green descendants. The
case dragged on for five years until, in
an out-of-court settlement in 1962, the
land was sold by the estate to the state
and county for $318,000. The Greens
stipulated that the property (appraised
at more than $1 million) forever remain
in the public domain.
Meanwhile, the plot had thickened.
Opposition arose to the plan for a sec-
ond public beach on the Island (Mana-
tee County Beach already had been es-
tablished in 1951). The objectors in-
cluded the City of Bradenton Beach,
the Island Chamber of Commerce and
the Manatee County Conservation Al-
liance. One reason for the opposition,
in those days of civil rights activism,
was fear that the beach would become
a "Negro beach."
But again, Islander newspaper edi-
tor Harry Varley took up his cudgels.
He editorialized, in his last crusade
before selling his beloved newspaper:
"The south end of Anna Maria is
the last strip of Gulf and Bay beach
available in Manatee County for the
people, for today's children and
tomorrow's men and women. There
will never again be such an opportunity
to plan for the future and provide for
the county and the state the finest
stretch of Gulf and Bay beach land in
Varley's attitude ultimately pre-
vailed. And the money and effort ex-
pended to create famed Coquina Beach
turned out to be the best investment the
people of Manatee County ever made.
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MGA is managed by the county's new Department
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Board grants variance on Thomas addition
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment granted a
three foot variance to Dr. Thomas Thomas for the con-
struction of an addition on his home on Peacock Lane.
The property was the impetus for a recent ordinance
providing a variance procedure for parcels fronting on two
streets, providing one of those streets is a dead end street. The
Thomas property fronts on Peacock Lane and 52nd Street.
To build the addition prior to the ordinance would
have required a front yard setback of 25 feet on each side
fronting a street.The ordinance allowed the board to de-
clare one of these setbacks a side or a rear setback, either
of which is 15 feet, and grant a variance to the setback.
The board unanimously declared the 52nd Street side
a rear setback and granted the variance.
A leaking fuel tank recently cited by the Department
of Environmental Protection for causing soil contamina-
tion in Anna Maria City is located on property owned by
the Galati family who also own Galati Marine.
The tank is situated on property leased by Five
AMI Forever Young, the Island's newest organiza-
tion for its active retired population, will hold its next
monthly social from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb.
7, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Joy Courtney, the original editor and until most re-
cently features editor of The Islander Bystander, has re-
signed from the newspaper to pursue a political career.
Courtney filed qualifying papers this week to run for the
office of mayor in Holmes Beach.
Arethe registered voters and residents of Holmes Beach
aware of the results to the density of tourist housing if the
proposed change is made in the Land Development Code.
The Comprehensive Plan and Land Development
Code adopted in 1989 limited construction in A-1 to 10
"dwelling units" per acre of land. If motel rooms are no
longer classified as "dwelling units," construction of
motels in the A-1 district will be regulated by the 30 per-
cent rule and the definition of a motel room.
A motel room is a minimum of 200 square feet.
Therefore, on one acre of land it will be possible, with
two stories allowed, to translate into 120 motel rooms!
There are over 36 acres in the A-1 district of Holmes
Beach which extends from the Martinique condos at
52nd Street to 74th Street from Gulf Drive to the water.
This means it is feasible that 4,320 motel rooms of 200
square feet each can be built in the A-1 district. It will be
legal if the definition change takes place.
The A-1 areas all built up so this can't be done, right?
Wrong, because what is built can be torn down. This type of
land will appeal strongly to chains like Econo Lodge and
Holiday Inns. Small, uniform rooms are their business.
Go the council meeting and voice your option do
not change the Land Development Code to allow "shoe
boxes" of 120,200-square-foot motel rooms on an acre
of A-1 land in Holmes Beach and leave the "cap" alone!
Margaret Miller, Holmes Beach
No stilt city for Island
If Betty Hill's letter to you last week is accurate -
and Jack Egan's cartoon seems to indicate h e thinks it
might be then I am completely appalled.
O'Clock Marine but, according to Ken Peterson, owner
of the boat supply and repair store, the leak existed before
he leased the property.
The 2,000-gallon tank and the contaminated soil is in
the process of being removed.
All are welcome and there is no fee for attending. Follow-
ing coffee, refreshments and mingling, Corporal Pat Morris
of the Manatee Sheriff's Department will speak.
For information or to request transportation, call the
community center at 778-1908.
Courtney cut back her activities with the newspaper
on Dec. 23, but has continued to cover Anna Maria El-
ementary School events.
She will provide weekly photographs of school activi-
ties and student of the week.
Any decisions to change motel room density in A-l,
or the set back ordinance for that matter, deserve exten-
sive analysis of the far reaching efforts and ramifications
as well as intensive citizen awareness and involvement.
Our Comprehensive Plan was drafted, read, studied,
written, analyzed, re-written and, finally, presented and dis-
cussed in public hearings and approved by the citizens by
Holmes Beach. Any change in our plan should be presented
to us openly, completely, and slowly, to give everyone time
to understand, formulate views, and express them.
If anyone at Holmes Beach city hall thinks that this
is a small decision affecting just a few, that should be
made quickly, and without on-going, open public discus-
sion then they don't belong at city hall.
Last I heard, this is supposed to be government "of the
people, by the people, for the people" with the special
interests of a few sacrificed for "the greater good". From
what I've read and heard, it sounds like the opposite may
be happening. Embarrassingly, I feel like the proverbial
fat pig happily basking in the sunshine of my apathy and
Fellow voters, we need to attend the upcoming meet-
ings and involve ourselves in these discussions. If the
density change is made, we'll wake up one day --or our
children will and Holmes Beach Gulffront will be
Motel 6 stilt city and parking lots. Inevitable, the present
property owners will cave-in to big dollar purchase offers
- history proves it
And where will that leave the rest of us? Sitting
around in traffic gridlock watching our property values
The greater good? I don't think so!
Janet Aubry, Holmes Beach
Once more, residents of Anna Maria are being left
out of the information loop.
On Jan. 4 Manatee County began live broadcasts of
Manatee County public meetings on a newly created
government access channel, Manatee Government Ac-
Cable subscribers in Bradenton receive the televised
meetings live on Paragon Cable, but Paragon customers
on the Island will see only a tape-recorded version of the
telecasts on channel 61 at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Live broadcasts will be available to Island residents
only when a link is made along the proposed new bridge
across the Intracoastal Waterway, according to a press
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to meet Jan. 24
The Women's Association of th(lie Key Royale Club
will hold its first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan.
24, in the clubhouse.
Tea will be served at 1:30 p.m. with the program and
meeting to follow at 2 p.m.
The program includes a talk and demonstration of
China painting by Phyllis Reichart.
honored at reception
The Anna Maria Island Art I leaguee will host a recep-
lion lor its "Island Photographers" show on Friday, Jan.
21, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The reception will provide an opportunity to meel
Island photographers Jay Canterbury, Karley Carlson,
John DeFazio, Jack Elka, Juan Fruedenthal, Melody
Kramer and Mary Worobec and to view their work. Re-
freshments will be served.
The "Island Photographers" show will run through
Tuesday, Feb. 8., at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 I lohnes Blvd., HI olmes Beach. Call the league at
778-2(099 for more inornmation.
Island Garden Club holds
The Island Garden Club will hold its monthly dinner
meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf I)r., I lolmes Beach.
Jerry Jones who will speak on tlie opic of nursery
Music group to perform
at Baptist church
The Toccoa Falls College Music Group, "Exulta-
tion," will present a concert at the Island Baptist Church
in Anna Maria City on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend and an offering will be
Chorus to perform
Thle Anna Maria Island Communily Orchestra &
Chorus, under the direction of Alfred Gershhlfeld, will
perform Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. at Roser Memorial
Community Church at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Admission is free with a donation requested. Call
Willem Bartelsman at 778-6517 Ior more information.
Minnesota Club at Key
The Minnesota Club will meet al the Key Royale
Club in I lolmes Beach on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For
reservations call Betty Iverson at 792-3304; TIhelma
Schraeder at 383-2905 or Caroline Green at 778-1971
bclere Saturday, Jan. 22.
The Anna Maria Artist
Guil insttilled new
officers for 1994 at last
. ,n week's nu'eting. The
Sol f icers are W hlen Webb,
S l e lst vice a president;
SLoumise dhirris, recording
o secretary; )Dorothy
Swanberg, 2nd vice
president; ltrry Cieszki,
treaistirer; and Art
IBtHlfIn tn, president. Not
pictured is lhe
Van Welde, corresipond-
Library friends hosts
The Friends of the Island Branch I library will spon-
sor the third program series speaker on Tuesday, Feb. I,
at 3 p.m., in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room.
Author Irving Stein will discuss his lx)k, "hce Ginger
Kid: the Buck Weaver Story." Buck Weaver was oneofl the
eight White Sox baseball players who was banned I-roi the
game in the aernnalth of the 1919 World Series scandal.
Also, the library will fiaature an exhibit ol mixed me-
dia art by Island artist Wxoody Candish, during the month
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Marina
I)r., I lolmnes Beach. For further information about the
Friends' program series, call 778-6341.
RIB meets at Lido Key
Holiday Inn Jan. 25
The RIB, Relired Insurance Brains, of Manatec and
Sarasota Counties, will hold its monthly luncheon meet-
ing at the Iido Beach I holiday Inn, 233 Ben Franklin D)r.,
on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
A social begins at II a.m., liollowed by lunch at noonxm.
All retired insurance industry people and their guests
are cordially welcome to attend. For reservations and
Further information, call Fred Mischler at 778-6766.
'how to' for parenting
)r. Patricia Parsels, of the University of South
Florida, will speak to parents at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church in Anna Maria City on Sunday, Jan. 23,
from 9 to 10 a.m.
1 er talk, "I lelp! My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy,"
will offer practical discussion in coping with the stress
associated with parenting in today's society.
The program will take place in the church's Coleman
Building. All Island parents are invited to attend.
Hot cakes at
St. Bernard Sunday
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a Pancake Break-
last on Sunday, Jan. 23, Ifrom 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m.
I homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and
coTffee complete the menu. Adult tickets are $2.50 per
person and children's are $1 each. There will also be a
homemade bake sale held during the breakfast.
Men's Club to flip
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church will hold a Pancake Brunch on Saturday, Jan. 22,
fromt 8 a.m. to 12 noon in Fellowship I lall of the church
at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Tickets are $3 and may be purchased at the door.
Cookbook sale at library
Th1e Friends of the Island Branch library will hold
its annual Cookbook Sale on Salurday, Jan. 22, from 11I
a.m. until all the box)ks are gone at the Island Brach li-
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classes for kids, adults
The Anna Maria Art League will offer two creative
arts classes for children in grades kindergarten through
The Clay Project class begins Thursday, Jan. 20,
from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and will run in two-week sessions
through May. Cost is $25 per child and includes all ma-
terials and firing. Students must pre-register.
Kids Krafts will be an ongoing class beginning Monday,
Jan. 24, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Each week a new craft will be
introduced. Cost is $12 for four weeks or $5 per class.
The League is also offering two hands-on workshops
for adults in making and firing Raku Pottery. The first
workshop will be held Saturdays, Jan. 22 and 29, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by the second workshop on Sat-
urdays, Feb. 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition for
each workshop is $75 and includes clay and all supplies.
Registration is a must for all classes and workshops.
Call the league at 778-2099 to register and for more in-
Polish Night at St.
The Ladies of St. Bernard Guild will hold its annual
Polish Night Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Dinner will feature Polish specialties and will include
dessert and coffee. A local band will provide music for
polkas and other fun dances.
Tickets are $10 per person. This is a B.Y.O.B. event
with set-ups provided.
Reservations are a must. For tickets call Mabel
Peltier at 778-5432 or Gable Drutowski at the church
office at 7784769.
Big fashion show at.
Uniglobe Far Away Places Travel in Holmes Beach,
is sponsoring a Cruise and Resort Wear Show, on Tues-
day, Jan. 25, at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will benefit Easter Seals
with a $2 donation at the door.
Fashions will be provided by AMI West and Beach-
Style Boutique, both located in Anna Maria City, and
Longboat Sea Stable Resortwear. The public is invited to
Baptist youth host
dinner for camp
The Island Baptist Youth Group will hold a spaghetti
dinner on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria City. The
fundraiser will benefit the group's camp fund for youths in
grades six through 12 to attend camp this summer.
The menu will include spaghetti, salad, bread and cof-
fee or tea. Tickets are a $4 donation for adults and $3 for
children 10 years of age and under. Carry-out orders will be
available and orders of 10 or more dinners can be delivered.
Tickets may be purchased from any member of the
Island Baptist Youth Group or at the door. Call 778-0719
for more information.
Line dancing classes
starts at AMICC
Line dancing classes will be offered at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center beginning Friday, Jan.
21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
No partner is needed for the classes which are being
offered to intermediate and advanced dancers only.
Bunny Barton, who taught at the community center
last winter, will offer the classes until March 25.
To register or for more information, phone 778-1908.
Off Island happenings
The American Cancer Society, Manatee County
Unit, and the Manatee County School Board will present
a seminar entitled "Put Your Life In Your Hands: What
You Should Know About Breast Cancer" on Saturday,
Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freedom Village in the
Landings. The seminar is open to the public. Pre-regis-
tration is required and the fee is $3, which includes
brunch. Call 753-6471 for more information.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet at
7:30 p.m., Jan. 20, at Emmanuel United Methodist
Church, 5115 Cortez Rd., Bradenton. The program will
include a speaker who will discuss the need for bio-diver-
sity and future generations. For further information, call
During the Manatee County Fair, Jan 24 29, fairgoers
will have an opportunity to participate in a Cow Patty Bingo
with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit county youth in
the4-H program. Three bingo games will be played: Wednes-
day, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 27, at 12 noon; and the
final one on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are a do-
nation of $10 and prizes will be awarded. For more informa-
tion, call the 4-H Program at 722-4524 between 8 a.m. and5
p.m., Monday through Friday.
The 10-person musical ensemble from the Republic
of Moldova will perform classical chamber music and
native folk songs at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Mana-
tee Community College Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton. Call the auditorium's box office at 755-
1511, ext. 4240, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. week-
days for ticket information.
Ringling School of Art and Design's Annual Student Art
Sale will be heldinconjunction with Sarasota Arts Day, Sun-
day, Jan. 23, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. in a tent located in
downtown Sarasota on 1st Street between Pineapple and
Coconut Avenues. Proceeds will go to the students.
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr. S.,
will have a demonstration in "Acrylics as Under-Painting,
Finishing With Oils" by Mary DuCharme on Saturday,
Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. The donation is $3. Call 383-2345 for
The American Red Cross will offer a free course en-
titled "Introduction to Disaster" at the chapter office at
2905 59th St. W, Bradenton, on Monday, Jan. 31 from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the training is to intro-
duce students to the American Red Cross responsibilities
during a disaster and the services offered. To register for
the free course call 792-8686.
Christ Episcopal Church Chorale is sponsoring an
Auction to be held in the St. Stephen's School gym, 315
41st St. W., Bradenton, starting at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan.
22. Entertainment, dancing, and a wine and cheese recep-
tion is included. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by
calling the church office at 747-3709. The Auction will
benefit the Chorale's trip to sing at Washington National
Cathedral in April 1994.
Award-winning Sarasota artist Eleanor Merritt will
give a lecture at The Education Center on Longboat Key
titled, "Black Art: Ancestral History," on Tuesday, Jan.
25, at 3 p.m. Call 383-8811 for reservations and details.
The Longboat Key Community Center is reorganiz-
ing its Adult Co-ed Softball League for the upcoming
season and its Senior Men's Softball League is still accept-
ing new members. Anyone interesting in playing should
call Sherry at the center at 383-3136 for details.
The Manatee Convention & Civic Center gets into the
rhythm with its third annual salute to the Big Bands se-
ries, featuring Abe Guard & His Sixteen Piece Orchestra.
The event will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, and
Mar. 17, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at
all Ticketmaster locations and at the Manatee Convention
& Civic Center box office.
The Florida Winefest and Auction announces the
addition of ajuried art show in its event schedule for 1994.
With a theme of "Wine and Art," the show will be on
exhibit from April 21 to April 29, at the US Garage Build-
ing, 330 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Entries for the show,
which is open to all media, must be submitted to the com-
mittee in form of slides between Feb. 15 and Mar. 15. For
details, call 922-6211.
Riveting performances by uniquely different women
will create an extraordinary evening of Folk, Gospel,
Caribbean Reggae and Jazz at The Players Theatre on
U.S. 41 at Ninth St. in Sarasota on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 8
p.m. For ticket information, call 365-2494.
News about social events, clubs, anniver-
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welcome at The Islander Bystander.
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Election update Anna Maria City
By Jeannie Friedman
Signs dot the landscape from gulf to bay, flyers are
being freely passed about and telephones are ringing as
loyal supporters call to urge friends and neighbors to vote
for their favorite candidate.
It's election time again in Anna Maria City.
The qualifying period is over and citizens who failed
to register by Jan. 10 are not eligible to vote in this elec-
tion. They'll have to wait for two years to cast a vote.
Four candidates are running for three seats on the city
commission. Doug Wolfe and Max Znika are both seek-
ing re-election to two-year terms. Leon Kramer and
Chuck Shumard are first-time candidates for positions on
The top two vote getters will be elected to fill the
regular two-year terms while the third highest will fill
the one-year remaining in the term vacated by George
McKay who is running for mayor.
Mayor Ray Simches and the ex-commissioner are
the only candidates seeking the city's top office.
Commissioners in Anna Maria City earn $3,000 per
year and the mayor $6,000.
Voting for the Feb. 8 election will take place at the
Anna Maria City Hall. Polling hours are 7 a.m. until 7
p.m. Votes will be counted and the results posted at the
Manatee County Courthouse in Bradenton.
The first campaign financial reports are due Jan. 21.
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Not enough time
By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Has 24-hours ever seemed like a short amount of time
When you think about it, time can become very short.
We middle school students have to endure much hur-
rying around in a short 24-hour time period. A six-hour
school day (not to mention a 20 minute bus ride there and
back), homework, plus about seven and a half hours for
sleep ... takes care of about 15 hours altogether, which
only leaves nine hours to have fun. Now, add in a few
extra-curricular activities, and your life can turn chaotic!
My Own Personal Recipe for Pandemonium
(Guaranteed to turn kids into raving lunatics)
Add one drop of after school math tutoring (have to
keep up the old grades, right mom?); one cup of baseball
games; two tablespoons of baseball practice, one half cup
of teen court, and stir in a few weekly newspaper columns.
Then, boil until steaming and ready to explode! This meal
will leave you dizzy, confused, and anxious.
By over-burdening yourself, you don't stay focused
on anything. Your mind is constantly wandering and the
next thing you know you could be giving yourself a
hairdo that looks like a "before picture" in the Hair Club
for Men catalog.
Luckily, scientists are working on a cure a day
with more than 24-hours!
Meanwhile, I have found a few solutions of my own:
Relax! You're having a good time and that's what
really matters, right?
Take things in stride. So what if you hit a few little
snags. Nothing is ever going to be perfect. You can
handle it. Repeat these reminders over and over to your-
self in a chant, until you believe them.
Variety really is the spice of life. If you really love
all the different things you're doing, then try to figure out
a way to do them!
Quit. But only if all else fails. Temporarily drop
one thing but only try this if nothing else works.
Follow my simple rules and perhaps you can man-
age your time more effectively and make the rest of your
life fairly peaceful.
Got to go time to feed the cats!
Katharine Wight is a seventh-grade student at King
Middle School and a resident of Holmes Beach.
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DeFrank's whimsy shines in Anna Maria
By Tomara Kafka
Autumn's Whims and Fine Things was not officially
open yet but people keep stopping by just to say hello.
They hear from friends, they say, that she has relocated to
Anna Maria and welcome her to her new home.
DeFrank's reputation- she's an award-winning and
nationally-recognized jeweler and master metalsmith -
has preceded her move.
Autumn and Rick DeFrank don't even have the boxes
unpacked in their move from Boca Grande to 217 Pine
Ave. but the place is bustling with activity, as if they've
been here a long time.
"The first time I came to Anna Maria," says Autumn
DeFrank, a petite woman with a big, sunny smile, "I fell
in love with it." That was in 1985 when she participated
in the Ringling Arts and Crafts show in Sarasota and won
the "Judges Choice" award. She has won many awards for
her work including several first-place awards in the Anna
Maria Island Art League's Fine Arts Festival held in
DeFrank, whose parents are both artists, began her
professional career making jewelry at a young age while
attending college. She graduated with a BA in Fine Arts
in jewelry design/crafts from Virginia Commonwealth
University, in Richmond.
"At the time, it was the fourth largest art school in the
United States," says DeFrank. She laughs when she con-
fesses it took her about 10 years to get that degree. But her.
formal education was interrupted by a three-year stay in
Japan, where she took some art history classes, studied
enameling and learned Mokume-Gane, a technique of
layering two metals to create a swirl design.
DeFrank's jewelry clearly reflects the Oriental influ-
ence, and recently her style has developed to add a Jamai-
can flair for the primitive.
But DeFrank's jewelry remains uniquely individual.
"That's why I call it whimsical," she says.
By definition, whimsical means playful, capricious
and unusual, but to DeFrank, it means "fun, cheerful and
flavorful of me."
DeFrank has a distinctive Island-type nature motif.
Her birds, fish and other marine animals including
things such as horseshoe crabs have layers of metals
and added stones. And they move.
"My work has to have humor in it," says DeFrank.
"Everything is whimsical and almost everything moves."
DeFrank was one of the Florida artists asked by the
President and Hillary Rodham Clinton to create one of the
"Year of the Angel" ornaments for the White House 1993
It was costly, says DeFrank, because "it was huge.
Eight inches by five inches." Which, of course, is a lot of
silver and gold to donate to the federal government.
DeFrank created, she says, "a howling alligator, with an-
gel wings and a halo." But DeFrank feels it was an honor
and, in return, she received a hand-signed Christmas card
from the Clintons for her contribution, which, she says, "is
a collector's item."
When you walk into the Pine Avenue shop, Autumn's
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Regulars of the Island's round tables
By Jeannie Friedman
If you want to know what's going on around the Is-
land, in the country or throughout the world-at-large, you
might consider eavesdropping at one of Anna Maria's
infamous round tables. If you're very lucky, you might
even be asked to "set a spell."
Almost every eating establishment on the Island has at
least one table that serves as meeting place for "locals" who
get together to eat and drink coffee or sip Bloody Marys.
But the eating and drinking is secondary. Mostly they
come to immerse themselves in the spirit of camaraderie.
They barb, needle, gossip, argue, criticize and laugh
a lot. They discuss politics, religion, sports and a variety
,of other topics. Almost nothing is taboo.
It is, to those who show up time after time, Island liv-
:ing at its best.
At regularly intervals sometimes daily, sometimes
weekly, bi-weekly or monthly the same faces can be
;seen at the same tables.
There are breakfast and lunch groups and even a
couple of tables with a revolving crowd that changes all,
,day long. They come and go as they please, depending on
whatever pace and pattern they've established.
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The "Pier Regulars" have been meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier every morning for 12 years. The "Lunch and
Grunch Bunch" meet at the Anchorage Restaurant every Fri-
day at noon. They've met once a week for eight years.
The Rod and Reel Pier gets a daily visit from regu-
lars and the Manatee County Beach has its own group.
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
Whims and Fine Things, you might meet Autumn but
you'll most likely meet her husband Rick. Autumn is sup-
posed to be somewhere in the back of the house creating
new jewelry or catching up on some of her back orders.
Rick, a licensed real estate broker, is going to take care of
some of the more mundane aspects of Autumn's new
business enterprise and help out with customer service.
This is the DeFranks' first attempt at a real jewelry
store. DeFrank has sold her jewelry at art shows, at vari-
The diners, cafes and pubs host their own assemblage.
Who are they? Where do they come from and how
did they meet? These and other questions will be an-
swered beginning next week when the Islander Bystander
publishes the first of a series of articles about the Island's
round tables and those who frequent them.
Lori Znika, right, and Don
Brunner were married on
Dec. 31 in Tampa. The
Znika family, including
Lori's parents Commis-
sioner Max Znika and
Dorothy Znika, have lived
in Anna Maria City for 11
years. The groom's
mother, Mrs. William
Brunner, lives in
Bradenton. The bride has
worked for Jim Mixon
Insurance for the past five
years and the groom is an
assistant manager for Wal-
Mart in Bradenton. The
couple will live in
ous art studios, galleries and boutiques, and sometimes out
of cases temporarily set up on the floor of her living room.
Besides DeFrank's jewelry, she displays other artists'
works, such as etched glass by Lucas Century.
"Every artist I've chosen to display in the shop," says
DeFrank, "is similar to the work I do that Island-y
motif and, you know, whimsical."
DeFrank is optimistic and confident about the new direc-
tion of her jewelry/art business. "This is a lot like doing art
shows," she says, "but with a lot more paperwork."
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'Florida House' model nearing completion
By Paul Roat
"We're in the last five percent of work, that takes
about 50 percent of the time," is the status report from
John Lambie, president of the Florida House.
The innovative home combining traditional old-style
Florida home-building methods with state-of-the-art en-
ergy efficiency should be completed soon.
"We are a volunteer effort, and the more volunteers
we have, the faster the work goes," Lambie said. He said
he hoped to have a busy crew at the Florida House be-
tween the holidays to deal with the remaining trim and
detail work needed to complete the innovative structure.
"It has been an extraordinary experience," he added.
Offices for the foundation will open next month, "and
anyone wishing to use a year-end tax deduction is wel-
come to donate office tools to the Florida House."
A second, more contemporary Florida House should
break ground by early spring.
The Florida House in Sarasota serves as a model for
how to live smarter.
The Traditional model Florida House utilizes high
ceilings and huge windows to allow flow-through venti-
lation to reduce air conditioning costs. There are wide
porches to shade the house from the summer heat. At
1,600 square feet, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom
Florida House seems more spacious due to its nearly 800
feet of covered porch surrounding the enclosed space.
Its high ceilings and clerestory-like pinnacle roof lit-
erally pump air through the house. Ceiling fans assist in
the high-tech, low-maintenance ventilation system.
Solar power is used for many of the house's systems,
including hot water and clothes dryers. A cistern system
collects rainwater for later use, reducing potable water re-
quirements. Terry Osborne, architect of the Florida House,
said the only potable water use would be for drinking,
cooking or showers. The metal roof funnels water into a
cistern storage system, which provides a water source for
toilets, laundry and outdoor irrigation needs.
Lambie said the Florida House is a product of hun-
dreds of volunteers contributing thousands of hours of
time. Building materials, construction advice, landscap-
ing and other services have been donated to the project
from a score of industries in the region.
Landscaping is another integral element of the Florida
Landscaping the Florida way
Allen Garner is the head of the landscape project at the Florida House model, nearly completed in Sarasota. The
house and grounds provide energy and landscaping tips to visitors and residents.
House. Working with Allen Garner, Florida Yards and
Neighborhoods coordinator for the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program, the area surrounding the house is a ha-
ven for native plants.
More than 60 percent of the landscaping is native.
The back yard will include large number of edible plants.
The land has been contoured to reduce stormwater runoff
from the property. The end result of the landscaping ef-
forts native plants that require little water, fertilizer or
pesticides, contouring to reduce stormwater runoff -
means an eco-friendly yard and neighborhood.
The Traditional Florida House is located at the Sara-
sota Vo-Tech School at Proctor and Beneva Roads. The
Contemporary model will be located on adjacent property.
Cost of the Florida House is between $100,000 to
$125,000. Florida House representatives estimate a 40-60
percent energy and water saving from a more traditional
house by following the examples of the home.
The Florida House will be used as full-time learning
center as well, with professionals and trained volunteers
offering classes in how to build smart houses, according
The houses are "healthy" too, using non-toxic mate-
rials to avoid the problems of chemicals infiltrating the
houses. Extensive filtration systems are installed in the
house, and natural products are used as much as possible
for carpets, paints and tiles. In fact, there is a metal termite
shield in place in lieu of chemically treating the soil to
avoid the pesky insects.
Osborne says the individual features of the houses can
serve as examples of what people can do in their own
homes to cut electricity costs or water consumption prac-
tices. Plans and blueprints for the houses are all available
for the asking.
For information or to volunteer, call the Florida
House at 922-5277.
But not too far. We're just moving a few doors down in the same shopping center.
Very soon. We'll be located right between D.Coy Duck's and Chez Andre. Still easy
to find with plenty of parking. Same phone, same fax, same people. More room.
THE ISlANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 20, 1994 0 PAGE 15 li-
pBreakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
: Lunch: Grilled Chicken Pattie on Bun, Oven Potato:
Sa* Rounds, Fruit Cup, Pudding
Tuesday, 12594 .
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Lunch: Nachos w/Cheese, Lettuce/Chopped Tomato,:
.* Juice, Ice Cream Cup
p a Breakfast: Toast and Sausage or Cereal, Juice
d Lunch: Baked Buffalo Wings, Carrot & Celery h
Sticks w/Low Fat Dip, Corn Meal Roll,
1, ,,Cake w/Whipped Cream *
Breakf s Thursday, 1/27/94
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg, Toast or Cereal,
Fruit Juice .
Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn,
Mixed Salad, Cookie
Praiseworthy performance No School County Fair Day
These are the Students of the Week at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Jan. 7. Seated left to right All meals served with milk
are Susanna Van Andel, Jamie Gregorich, Sabrina Foley, Kelsea Bachman, Brooke Trovato-Brown and Genna * * * * * * * * * * . . . .
Douglas. First row standing left to right are Everett Southwick, Ben Sato, Chuck Carter, Katie Holmes and Brittany
Parker. Back row left to right are Joshua Shimandle, Randy Blancet and Kaelan Richards.
School Daze ..
Planning puppets A teacher with a vision
Mark Manali and Justin Dries, students in Vicki Small's fourth-and-fifth-grade split Adina Brdges cuts and shapes a teacher puppet with healthy eyes. Her puppet is
class, work with Gerald Little from the Acme Puppet Company, a program dedicated needed to help teach all the other puppets about how to protect their vision.
to learning through the fun of making puppets and putting on a show. Today's
program, financially supported by ophthalmologist Dr. Daniel Pope of Bradenton, is
dedicated to learning about the eye and how it works.
The Anna Maria Elementary School Library Com-
mittee is asking the community and its businesses for
white elephant sale items for a fundraising sale to be held
on Saturday, March 12, at the school from 8 to 11 a.m.
All proceeds will be used to purchase materials for the
school library. Donations of books (no magazines, please),
furniture, household items and collectibles can be depositedA .
at the school now through March 9. Formal clothing, cos-
tumes and girls' party dresses will also be happily accepted.
Anyone wishing to donate baked goods can do so one
Chippendale chairs, appraised at $1,000, will be raffed
off. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the
sale as will coffee and donuts.
The school is located at 4700 Gulf Dr., Holmes .
Beach. Call the office at 778-1125 for more information. ,
Vicki Small's class with puppets on hand take a bow for a fine performance.
I!]] PAGE 16 K JANUARY 20, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Tomara Kafka
There are lots of variety and choices on Longboat Key
from breakfast to late night and plenty of entertainment
to keep everyone busy every night of the week.
Whitney Beach Plaza, at the north end of Longboat,
houses several eating choices. Isabelle's Southern Eat-
ery offers breakfast and lunch with "everything home-
made," says owner Kim Durocher, from oven-roast tur-
key to specialities such as banana crunch, apple cinnamon
or berry germ pancakes. Isabelle's is open Monday
through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Poco Loco's Fine Mexican Cuisine, will cel-
ebrate their first anniversary with a festival on Sunday,
Feb. 6,.say owners Estela and Javier Curiel. Along with
another Whitney Beach Plaza event that day, the Curiels
(who are the chefs, too) will serve free samples of their
Mexican cooking from 2 to 4 p.m. Poco Loco's is open
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. And it's cash only. Uncle Dan's Place, is
a carry out and delivery restaurant only, serving Chicago-
style thin-crust pizza, baby-back ribs, fish and chips, hot
sandwiches, salads and more. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m.,
weeknights and 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
They deliver to Anna Maria Island.
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, has two
addresses. One by land: 760 Broadway St.; and the other
by sea: Marker 39, Intracoastal Waterway. This casual
restaurant on the waterfront offers a Caribbean barbecue
only on Sundays, and a Tuesday Italian night from 5 to 10
p.m. Mar Vista is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m.
to 10 p.m. weeknights, and to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday. Call for preferred seating.
Two of the finest restaurants found anywhere are
located near each other on Longboat. Euphemia Haye,
with its European quaintness and fine cuisine, is open
5 to 10:30 p.m., seven days a week. Owners Raymond
and D'Arcy Arpke, recently opened the Haye Loft,
upstairs lounge and dessert room, with some terrific
live entertainment. Skip Cook and Katt Hefner per-
form Friday, and Sunday through Tuesday, beginning
at 7:30 p.m.; Skip Cook plays piano on Saturdays at
7:30 p.m.; and Dean Miller, classical and jazz guitar-
ist, performs Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Harry's Continental Kitchens, has offered delight-
ful dining since 1979. Adding to the elegant atmo-
sphere, local artists Linda Molto and Jean Blackburn
hang their lovely (and very saleable) works of art on
the walls. Harry's offers lunch, dinner, a bakery and a
deli, as well as take-out, catering and gift baskets. Res-
taurant hours are Monday through Saturday, lunch
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.;
and Sunday lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner
from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations are preferred.
The Centre Shops, midway down Longboat, offers two
nice places to eat. The Hunt Club, owned by Ralph Russell
of Rotten Ralph's (Anna Maria), has a British flair, which
includes an Afternoon Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays
and Saturdays. Early Bird is from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and Happy
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
CR% Cafe Robar
K Finest Steaks Freshest Seafood
Early Bird 4-6 p.m.
Entertainment 6 Nights
Rich Kendall Jan. 18 & 22
Karaoke Every Sunday 6-10
Theater Goers Early Bird honored 'til 7 PM
(with proof of tickets)
204 Pine Ave. 778-6969 Anna Maria
Sun., Jan. 30 '-
with FREE Buffet
KITCHEN OPEN DAILY 11 AM
BANTAM PLAZA* 10104 CORTEZ RD. WEST
1.5 MILES EAST FROM BEACH ON CORTEZ RD.
ROD C-L-L ROD -3REEL
"Likely The Best
Fishing Spot in
875 NORTH SHORE DR.
Open Daily *
Early to Closing
* Full Breakfast *
Draft Beers *
12 or 20 oz Swiss Mugs
875 NORTH-SHORE DR.
join us for Happy Hour 4-6 IT
Authentic British Atmosphere
8 British Draft Beers on Tap
Live British Soccer via Satelite TV
Saturday 10 AM
Mon thru Wed 3 PM
S Fish & Chips Mixed Grill Shepherds Pie
Steak & Kidney Pie Bubble & Squeak
BRITISH PUB BREAKFAST
SERVED SAT. & SUN.
FROM 8 AM
RESTAURANT ohstle LUNCH & DINNER
SO v NooN to 10PM
2519 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach 778-5173
Best Homemade Breakfast & Lunch Specials on the Island!
Pies & Biscuits
Thursday: PRIME RIB SPECIAL EGGS BENEDICT
Full cut, potato, $6.9 9 All Day...7 Days a Week
vegetable, salad, rolls $ -9
< r H EYE OPENER...2 eggs, toast, home fries and coffee...Only $1.75
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7AM-2PM 778-303
/,\ 1701 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach 778-3031
"If you haven't, tried it yet, you're
in for a very pleasant surprise."
CAFE ON THE BEACH
Put your toes in the
sand and then enjoy dining
on our casual outside patio."
'' ,'P.S. We have the very best sunsets.
Old Fashioned Breakfasts, Great Lunches & Dinner Specials Nightly
OPEN 6 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK 778-0784 ,
Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
Live Entertainment Tuesday thru Sunday pre-sunset until ? (Weather Permitting)
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
ISLAND PACKAGE LIQUORS
FINE WINE SPIRITS BEER ICE
Free Delivery Full Service Low Prices
5904 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Fresh Live Maine Lobster & New England Fish
directly from Kittery Pt, Maine to you!
Stop In to See Us for the Freshest Fish Available
Special Prices on Whole Fish
Also Available ~-Smoked Fish
Open 10 to 6 Monday thnru Saturday
5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-0333
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Hour is 5 to7 p.m. daily. Sunday brunch is 11 a.m.to 3 p.m.
The Hunt Club pub is spacious and comfortable, with enter-
tainment every night Duane Dee (whose big, big hit "Before
the Next Teardrop Falls" will be heard at some point in the
nightly performance) plays Tuesday through Saturday, 7 p.m.
Barbara Johnson performs Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m. Ciao,
is a casual restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Hours are Mon-
day through Saturday, for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; for
dinner 5 to 9:30 p.m. Every other Sunday is a special event
at Ciao, from4to 9 p.m., with their Festa italiano, a six-course
dinner (a different wine served with every course). It begins
with hors d'oeuvres and champagne and is accompanied with
entertainment by a classical guitarist. Cost is $35 per person.
Ciao will be closed on Super Bowl Sunday.
Stormy's, the lounge at the Holiday Inn Holidome, is
being remodeled and will open again in about three weeks.
The Holiday Inn's restaurant, the Crest Dining Room, serves
a Sunday brunch, a Wednesday night Italian buffet, and a
Friday and Saturday night Seafood buffet.
In the Sunset Bar, at the Longboat Key Hilton, Don
Huntsinger plays on Tuesday through Saturday, from 6:30 to
11:30 p.m. That Jazz Band plays through the remainder of
January on Sunday (except Super Sunday), from 5 to 8 p.m.,
and on Mondays, from 7 to 10p.m., it's a sit-in session (bring
your instruments and join the band). Outside, weather permit-
ting, there's live entertainment by the pool.
Ivo's Fine Dining, serving Italian Continental Cui-
sine, is open from 5 to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Ivo
Jean Marguerite Fagan
Jean Marguerite Fagan, 81, of Bradenton Beach and
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, died Jan. 14in HCA/L.W. Blake
Born in Durham, Ontario, Canada, Ms. Fagan was a
winter resident for 10 years. She was a retired physio-
therapist and former president of the Physio Therapy As-
sociation of Ontario.She is survived by a sister, Winifred,
of Bradenton Beach and Hamilton.
No local visitation was held. Memorial services will
be held at a later date. Toale Brothers Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
James Edward Hughes
James Edward Hughes, 79, of Bradenton, died Jan. 10
in Whitehall Nursing Home, St. Petersburg.
Born in Auburn, N.Y., Mr. Hughes came to Bradenton
Scafa, owner, says specialties include their Caesar salad,
rack of spring lamb, Dover sole and crispy duckling.
Lynches Landing Bar & Grill serves lunch, dinner
and a full- menu late night dinner (which means after
midnight). Lynches has live entertainment with Mike
Moran's Dixieland Jazz Band, Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m.;
and Seamus Healy, on Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m.
One of Shenkel's big draws for years is Big Mama,
who performs with Eddie Bayer, Tuesday through Satur-
day, beginning at 5 p.m. The regular crowd shows up there
night after night and it's a friendly place to go.
The Chart House, located just this side of Longboat
Pass bridge on the way to Sarasota, has an awesome fa-
cade. But don't let that deter you from trying them for
from New Paltz, N.Y., 49 years ago. He was owner of J.E.
Hughes Trailer Center in Bradenton for 10 years and was
owner/operator of J.E. Hughes Insurance and Real Estate
Agency in Bradenton for 35 years. He was a member of Christ
Episcopal Church. He was an elected member of the Mana-
tee County Mosquito Control District Board of Commission-
ers from 1967 to 1992, and served asits chairman. He was an
appointed bankruptcy trustee and a member of the Republi-
can Committee of Bradenton, Bradenton Lions Club and
Anna Maria Power Squadron.He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Sandra Latham of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Donna L.
Discus of St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at Christ Episcopal Church in
Bradenton with the Rev. Rick Marsden officiating.
Inurnment is in Skyway Memorial Gardens. Memorials
may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box
10459, Bradenton, Fla. 34282.
dinner. They have a new secret that they are sharing with
diners. Their early dinner menu, served from 5 to 6 p.m.,
from Monday through Saturday, and 4 to 5:30 on Sun-
days, lists entrees for under $15, which includes bread,
rice and all-you-can-eat salad bar.
Some entertainment hints to put on your calendar.
The Anna Maria Island Art League will hold a recep-
tion for their invitational "Island Photographers" show on
Friday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet the artists and stay
for wine and cheese.
The Island Players presents Barefoot in the Park, a Neil
Simon comedy, through Feb. 5. The Island Players Theatre
is located on the comer of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, in
Anna Maria. Tickets are $9 and they sell out fast.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
4 r6 Homemade Pancakes, Sausage,
OJ & Coffee. Adults $2.50. Children
.. I $1.00. Also-there will be a Home-
made Bake Sale. Come and enjoy.
SActivity Center, 43rd St. Holmes Beach
THE HUNT CLUB
Lunch & Dinner Daily
4:30 to 6 p.m.
11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Wed & Sat 2-4 p.m.
5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
OYSTER BAR ON
ANNA MARIA CITY PIER
1 WATERFRONT LOCATION...
Lunch Specials From $5.95
Early Birds From $6.95
Dinner Specials From $8.95)
CAUGHT DAILY FROM OUR BOATS
STONE CRAB CLAWS 1 LB. DINNER
OR TRY OUR
WHOLE STUFFED FLORIDA
SWING BAND TUESDAYS DANCE BAND FRI & SAT
DIXIELAND with SONS OF THE BEACH THURSDAYS
S3 101 S. BAY BLVD. ANNA MARIA 778-9611
Great Casual Seafood
Now Open at 4 pri
Happy Hour 4-7 pm
3200 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach
FULL MENU* FULL BAR
Fish & Chips
Our Key Lime Pie
is made with real
Key Lime Juice
and is rated one of the
We Dare You to Compare!
Open 7 Days
901 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
i[J PAGE 18 0 JANUARY 20, 1994 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Pat Copeland
Rich Jasinski was hired as full-time firefighter by the
Anna Maria Fire Commission at its Jan. 10 meeting.
Jasinski will replace firefighter Rick Gamin who recently
Jasinski said a sales job brought him to the Island in
1976, and he liked the area so much he settled here.
Jasinski became interested in the fire department through
colleagues and friends.
"I knew Sylvia Harris because my boat was docked
near her house," he recalled. "I asked her about volunteer-
ing and she brought me to the Anna Maria Fire station to
sign up as a volunteer.
Jasinski combined volunteering with a job at the
Sandbar restaurant, but his goal was to become a full-time
"I came to the station on my time off and learned the
ropes," he said. "I went through fire school and EMT
(emergency medical technician) school and waited for the
opportunity to get hired. This is the only department I
wanted to work for because it's a small department and
people are very close."
Jasinski is continuing to further his education by
working on an associate degree in fire science. He also
enjoys sailing and bicycle riding.
"I look forward to playing checkers with firefighter
Larry Revell," said Jasinski with a twinkle in his eye.
I S 1C,
Take Ou4.dn wiches
Freshly Cut &
Made to Order
Fresh Bagels Ice Cream Cakes
Mon-Sat 10 AM 9 PM Sunday 12 9 PM
Eat-In or Take-Out
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
By Popular .~ A 'g
Demand \\ Z
We're adding an 50
extra hour to
New hours 4-10PM
Half a rack of BBQ ribs .
and a quarter of Jerk "k
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Negril Basted with spicy citnus
BBQ sauce... $11.95
Jerk Chicken Marinated with
Jamaican herbs and spices then char-
Port Antonio Seafood Kabobs -
Basted with rum butter... $10.95
Grouper Port Royal Char-grilled and
basted with mango chutney sauce... $9.95
Specials served with Caribbean peas &
rice, sweet and spicy cabbage, slaw & rolls.
Tucked away in the village of Longboat Key
By the Bay... 760 Broadway Street
Channel Marker 39
Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Jan. 8, driving while license suspended, Gulf Drive
and Oak Avenue.
Jan. 13, theft, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue.
Jan. 10, lewd and lascivious, Coquina Beach. The
complainant walked into the bathroom and observed
sexual activity by two males in the stall. The subjects fled.
Jan 7, suspicious person, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Wa-
ter. The complainant called about an intoxicated white male
in the parking lot The officer transported the man home.
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
Smith Realtors hosts
chamber Jan. 26
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce will hold its monthly Membership Recep-
tion at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26.
All chamber members and their guests are
"The best hamburgers ana
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven." "tiSiza -
Puffg, Pat Geyer, Owner.
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 1 lam-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
I plan to return often...'
Pat Benson, the Bradenton Herald
"...A piece of paradise...'
The Islander Bystander
ie Mutiny Inn
Ptcain s Islc[and"
Something InnovativeLy N ew
Fresh, Chef Picked Gulf Catches Daily
Imaginative Steaks, Pastas & Salads
Intimate, Relaxed Dining
Tuesday thru Saturday e* fservationsSugg.
SunruayBrunci 10:00 -2:00
605Manatee Ave. at'East Bay Dr., 9HormesBeach
Formed qhe '0 'XJfef s Wine Cefar'
Come one Come all
at Roser Church
Sat -Jan 22- 8 to 12. $3
Sponsored by The Men's Club of Roser
512 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 778-0414
Fine Selection of
Imported French Wines
Daily Special Luncheon
Tony's Soft Guitar
every Friday night!
Breakfast and Lunch Dining in France
Tues thru Sat Thur, Fri & Sat
Sun 8AM-1:30PM Sun 5:30-9PM
Reservations Suggested for Dinner
Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 20, 1994 M PAGE 19 jG
Jan. 8, trespass, 400 block of 63rd Street. The com-
plainant was watching television and heard someone
walking across the roof. The complainant went outside to
investigate and found that the driveway and front of the
house had been pelted with raw eggs.
Jan. 9, loose dog, 200 block of 76th Street.
Jan. 10, grand larceny, 5704 Marina Dr., Island Garden
Center. A subject unknown removed a dual wheel trailer.
Jan. 10, worthless check, 3304 East Bay Dr., Island
Jan. 10, loose cats, 4100 block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 10 suspicious person, 2900 block of Avenue C.
The complainant heard scratching at the door.
Island Baptist Church
YOUTH CAMP FUND RAISER
Saturday, January 22
Serving 4 to 7 PM
i Eat-in or carry-out
8605 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0719
Fine European Cuisine
"German & Polish Specialties"
Serving Lunch and Dinner
OPEN 11:30 am to 11 pm
HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY
4:30 6:30 2 for 1 -
Bitburger Draft & Wine -
Located in the Anna Maria Shopping Center
(We're right next to Walgreens)
3246 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Bridge Tender Inn
Jan. 11, worthless check, 3204 East Bay Dr., Island
Jan. 11, burglary of a microwave, coffee pot, tele-
vision and phone, 4100 block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 11, loose dogs, 200 block of Haverkos Court.
Jan. 11, suspicious person, 500 block of 72nd Street
The complainant said a man came to the door seeking a
book of matches with "Anna Maria" printed on them for
a scavenger hunt.
Jan. 12, assistance, Anna Maria Bridge. The officer
pushed a disabled vehicle off the bridge.
Jan. 12, damage to pool heater, 500 block of 75th Street
Jan. 12, trespass, 3803 East Bay Dr., Sunbow Bay. The
complainant called about three persons on the property fish-
ing. The complainant asked the three to leave but they ignored
him. They were gone upon the officer's arrival.
BEER WINE LIQUOR
7AM to 2:30AM
3007 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-3085
Wed Jan 19 9:30 pm- 1:30 am
Rocky & the Beatheatheatns
Thurs-Sat Jan 20-22 9:30 pm 1:30 am
Dine out often! And be sure to mention
you read The Islander Bystander.
The Finest Italian/Spanish/American
restaurant that does breakfast too!
A SAMPLING FOUR MENU
THE BEST PIZZA ON OR OFF THE ISLAND
INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS STROMBOLI
2 for 1 Early Bird Specials
Ches's Delicious Nightly Specials
OPEN 7 DAYS
Hours: Breakfast, am-Noon; Lunch, 11am-2pm; Dinner, 4:30pm-10pm
S&S PLAZA 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Jan. 12, noise, 3610 East Bay Dr., Dry Dock. The
door was propped open while the band was playing. The
officer noted that this is an on-going problem and turned
it over to code enforcement.
Jan. 13, DUI, 500 block of Manatee Avenue. The
officer observed the defendant, Darrin O'Brien, 23, of
Bradenton, driving in a careless manner and stopped
O'Brien's vehicle. According to the report, O'Brien did
not satisfactorily complete performance evaluations and
was placed in custody.
Jan. 13, lose dogs, 4700 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
Jan. 13, found property, 5900 block of Marina
Drive. The complainant found a wallet and turned it over
to the police, who located the owner.
Jan. 13, noise, 3007 Gulf Dr., Anchor Inn.
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1IE PAGE 20 M JANUARY 20, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Score one for the mullet, minus one for fishers
By Bob Ardren
The mullet roe harvest is about over for another year
- probably commercial fishing's activity we most love
to hate and, according to my sources, it wasn't a year
to brag about.
Dan Woodson at Sigma International in Cortez and
St. Petersburg is the world's largest buyer and shipper of
mullet roe, with 70 percent of the entire Florida catch
netted between Tampa Bay and the Everglades.
Woodson says the catch this year was down "prob-
ably 40 percent off last year due to new restrictions. As
an industry, it was only a fair year, and the fishermen
made a living. You could call it a victory for the resource
this year," he continued.
Sarasota seafxxood dealer Tom Wallin says the roe har-
vest this year was "awful, and we should get off them
anyway I've always said that." Besides selling the best
mullet sandwich in Sarasota, (he and his brother own the
local Walt's seafood restaurants and markets), Tom is also
chairman of the Gulf Council of the National Marine Fish-
cries Council, having been recently re-appointed to the
group by President Bill Clinton.
The Marine Fisheries Council governs offshore Gulf
fishing, where its recent record in reviving the kingfish,
Spanish mackerel and growing stocks of red snapper at-
tests to some sound judgment.
It looked like an 18-inch long snake at the waters'
edge early one morning last week as I walked the
beach. When I started to pick up the grayish-brown crea-
ture with a black fin around the back third of its body, it
reared up flashing an impressive set of teeth and I
backed off to reconsider trying to make friends.
Flipping it back into the water, (with a stick... actually,
Taylor sinks hole-in-one
It isn't the Master's Course in Augusta, but it was a
hole-in-one just the same to Bud Taylor of Hlolmes
Beach. Taylor hit the ball 65 yards with a sand wedge to
sink the ball at the I lolmes Beach "firehouse golf hole."
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a long stick) I watched it quickly swim away and disappear.
About a hundred yards up the beach I spotted a sec-
ond identical critter, and then a third. Obviously a quick
trip to Mote Marine was in order.
There, senior scientist Ernie Estevez grabbed a couple of
young researchers ("eel guys," he called them) who
quickly produced a picture of a black-edged moray eel.
Bingo. They said the critters are supposed to live up in the
northern Gulf of Mexico and only grow to about 24-
inches. "Must be coming south Ior the winter," they joked.
No need for bathers (bathers? the water temps are in
the 50s!) to worry about them, and they apparently aren't
especially good to eat, but believe me, seen up close even
small black-edged morays carry on the family tradition
with their impressive dental work.
Want to make some waterfront homeowner mad?
mad? Going-to-courl, hiring-lawyers, passing-new-laws
and going-to-court-again mad?'!
Just anchor your funky old boat within their view. An-
choring can sometimes be the most dangerous part of boat-
ing. Just ask hose sailors run out of Iongboat and Sarasota.
Though not really a problem here on the Island in
recent memory, (because we tend to be a pretty mellow
bunch of lolks), boat anchoring and mooring is a constant
source of agitation lor citizens and a source of revenue
for lawyers in many parts of Florida.
But that may all be over soon. Our state government
is preparing to solve the problem.
You may recall that a couple of weeks ago I outlined
some proposals the state was considering on statewide
boat anchoring rules, and apparently the state folks have
made up their collective minds.
In a nutshell, the director of the Florida Division of State
I hands within the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection has decided to support a pilot proposal put forward by
Sarasota's Boaters' Action & Information I league (BAIl .). At
least that's what Director LPercy W. Mallison said in a letter
to Walter Stilley, president of BAIL.
In his letter to Stilley, Mallison says, "...the concept
is excellent and should be supported by all entities inter-
estled in improving the management of our waterways and
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The "concept," by the way, is establishing one set of
mooring and anchoring rules for the entire state, thus
eliminating the crazy quilt of local laws now on the books.
Also included in the BAIL proposal is a study, begun
in 1992, to determine the current ecological structure of
some 50 anchorages on the west coast of Florida as iden-
tified by BAIL. When the plan is implemented, certain
harbors might be overseen by local harbor committees,
operating within the pilot program guidelines.
You can probably expect to hear screams of pain and
anguish when lolks like our neighbors to the south are told
their local laws no longer apply, but the greater good here
is the free passage of cruising boats, every one leaving a
lot of money ashore wherever they stop.
See you next week.
Registration for the 1994 Little League season at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center is going on
now. Registration will close Saturday, Jan. 22 at noon.
Fees are $25 for members of the community cen-
ter and $30 for non-members. Each additional child is
$20 for members and $25 for non-members. A child's
membership in the community center for a full year is
only $5. All players must provide a copy of their birth
certificate to register.
Tryouts for the teams will also be held on Saturday,
Jan. 22, with 8-year-olds at 8 a.m.; 9-year-olds at 9 a.m.;
10-year-olds at 10 a.m., and 11- and 12-year-olds at 11
a.m.. There are no tryouts for Tee-ball players.
Age restrictions: Players must be 6 years old by
August 1, 1994, and not turn 13 before August 1, 1994
Children must be registered by Jan.22 and attend try-
outs in order to be ensured a spot on a l Jtle leaguee team.
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Convict fish break out local
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The same story holds true this week as last: rough
weather, high winds, and lots and lots of sheepshead. The
tasty striped "convict fish" are around most of the docks
and bridges in the area.
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said fishing has been as
unpredictable as the weather. He did have one good day
with a mess.of big redfish 16- to 30-inch sized in
-7. B. i .
THAT'S a big sheepshead
Dale Schaffer caught this huge 21-inch, 7 3/4-pound
sheepshead with a tube worm off the Anna Maria City
Pier last week.
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the channels and canals. Sheepies are also in the Bay in
droves. Capt. Zack said trout fishing is improving, with
the tasty fish bunching up in deeper spots.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said fishing
hasn't been too hot due to the back-to-back cold fronts
passing through the region. He said there have been a few
trout caught, and sheepshead action is real good. As to
redfish, Carl said they are few and far between.
Ruth at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the offshore
action is sound. The four-hour trip averaged 125-head of
Key West grunts. The six-hour trip averaged 1 80-head of
porgies, beeliners, Key West grunts and red and black
grouper one up to 18 pounds. The nine-hour trip pro-,
duced amberjack and red and black grouper.
Arkee at the Bradenton Beach Pier said anglers
there have been doing okay flounder and sheepshead.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said high winds are
keeping most offshore fishermen in-shore. He said sheep-
shead were found around the Skyway Bridge and Egmont
Key docks. In the backwaters, there are a few flounder and
some trout to be had for the taking.
Capt. Todd Romine said lots and lots of sheepshead
and a few reds are around the docks.
Sheepshead fishing is improving by the day, accord-
ing to Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle. Reds are
also out there around the docks and canals, and Bill sug-
gested using lead-headed jigs or live shrimp. Offshore,
Bill said the fishing is excellent when the weather accom-
modates, with red and black grouper being reported in the
20-pound range, and some more of the 50-pound amber-
jack. There are also a lot of snapper out in the Gulf.
Capt. Rick Gross said the weather has kept him in
port most of the week.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishermen there
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have been catching a lot of sheepshead and small sharks.
Capt. Mark Bradow said sheepshead, flounder and
medium-sized trout were all caught from his boat last week.
Capt. Phil Shields said the weather has even kept
him in port a lot this week, but when he was able to get
offshore he did well with amberjack, mangrove snapper,
red grouper and yellowtail snapper. Some of those amber-
jack are weighing in at upwards of 50 pounds. Wow!
On my boat Magic, we're still catching sheepshead
and a lot of mangrove snapper under the Skyway Bridge.
We've also been able to pick up a few reds around the
docks. My prediction is that the weather's improvement
will improve the fishing.
Capt. Tom Chaya was able to get a charter out last
week and scored on reds, sheepshead and trout. He's been
able to get his limit on reds at almost every trip.
Good luck and good fishing.
Sailing and Seamanship
course starts Feb. 1
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 is offering a
Safe Sailing and Seamanship course for sail boaters be-
ginning Tuesday, Feb. 1.
The class will meet two times a week for three weeks
on Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Flotilla's
building located at The Pointe Marina, just north of the
Seafood Shack on 129th St. W., Cortez.
Subjects to be covered include sailing and boat termi-
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engines, lines and knots, weather, radiotelephony and
navigation aids and rules.
For additional information call Flotilla Staff Officer
Shirley Northrop at 722-6971.
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See news happen? ... call 778-7978.
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GULF SHORES Lovely 3BR/2BA Gulffront condo.
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$109,000. MLS# 10631. Call Marilyn Trevethan. 778-
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REDUCEDI $220,000 Key Royale 3BR/2BA canal
home. Split bedroom plan, lots of upgrades in last 3
years. Boat dock on sailboat water. MLS# 10648. Call
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GULF VIEW HOMEI Recently renovated, elevated
home. 2BR/2BA with elevator. Panoramic Gulf views
from this great beach house. $338,000. MLS# 54595.
Call Tom Nelson or Dick Maher. Office- 778-2261 or
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Gorgeous Bayfront home overlooking Tampa
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Your Host, Dick Rowse.
674 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach ... $259,000
4BR/2BA pool home, dining room, morning room,
parlor and more. Your hostess, Carol Williams.
602 North Point Dr., Holmes Beach ... $269,000
Two story canal home. 2-3BR/2.5BA, heated pool,
2 fireplaces. Your hostess, Marion Ragni.
620 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach...... $196.000
Key Royale canalfront home, 2BR/2BA, Florida
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404 Bay Palms Dr., Holmes Beach. $139,900
To settle estate, 2BR/2BA home with family room,
large screened porch & updated kitchen. Your
host, Bill Donnelly.
206 67th Street, Holmes Beach....... $149,900
Close to the beach, 4BR/2BA home with many:
updates, versatile & charming. Your host, Frank
29 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach ..... $92,500
Seaside Gardens, 2BR/2BA waterfront villa on
Watson's Bayou, private dock. Your hostess,
504 59th St., Holmes Beach ......... $214,900
Carefully kept, top notch, 3BR/2BA waterfront
home vaulted ceilings dock, 3 walk-in closets.
Your hostess, Debbie Walther.
830 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria .... $227,000
Views of Gulf & Bay. 3BR/3BA home on a large
lot. Beach access across street. Your hostess,
730 Estuary Dr., Perico Bay Club ... $159,900
3BR/2BA unit with gourmet kitchen, glass en-
closed lanai and many enhancing upgrades. Your
hostess, Judy Duncan.
307 59th St., Holmes Beach ......... $110,500
Well maintained home. 2BR/2BA. Vaulted open
beam ceiling. Screened porch, workshop. Your
hostess, Darcie Duncan.
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overlooking Sarasota Bay. Shows like a model.
Your hostess, Zee Catanese.
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two pools, tennis, lush grounds and short walk to
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Moynihan for details.
* HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Spacious
3BR-2BA waterfront residence, beautifully reno-
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* DIRECT GULFFRONT Turnkey furnished
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* BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach loca-
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Lot is cleared and measures 85' x 130'. Offered at
$189,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* LA PLAYITA 2BR-2BA townhouse, close to
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area, garage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave
* BAY WINDS Direct Bayfront apartment with
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Short walk to beach and shopping. Excellent Is-
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2BR-2BA with under cover parking. Priced at
$89,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
* $1,100 INCOME Per month from this modern
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washer, disposals, laundry room, skylights and cov-
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GULFFRONTI Magnificent views from all rooms of
this great house. Popular rental. Expansive, sandy
beach in all directions. Priced at $299,000. Owner
anxious. Call Stan Williams for details.
* MOTEL WITH OWNER FINANCING Island
motel close to beaches and Bay. Buyer's dream for
on site management. Priced at $595,000. Call Stan
Williams 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.
* 1/2 BLOCK TO GULF OR BAY from this well-
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large porch with sliding screens. Yard is land-
scaped and partially fenced. Priced at $130,000.
Call Tom Eatman.
* ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four,
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Or buy just one duplex for $87,500. Well-main-,
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* SUNRISE OR SUNSET Pick your preference
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close to shopping and restaurants. Great beach
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* GREAT PRICE for four income units located
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Delight in the peaceful seclusion where gentle
breezes, golden sunsets and miles of walking
beach abound in nature's tranquillity. Your
private world is waiting and it's your for the
* Smack dab on the beach
* Nicely furnished (by professional decorator).
* 3BR/2BA with garage.
* European security shutters throughout.
* Dishwasher with hardwood top.
* Panoramic Gulf views.
* Escorted exclusive showing.
* Furniture negotiable.
* Owner executive transferred.
* Only property on Gulf beach in this quality/
price ratio. Won't last!
* Two door cooler/freezer.
* Automatic ice maker (cubes, crushed)
* Brand new roof.
* New plumbing, Seawall reinforced.
* Water heater, A/C Heater new.
* Ceiling fan and much more.
ONE OF A KIND OPPORTUNITY
Offered at: $298,000
Please call Dick Maher or
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802 Audubon Dr.-1/1 ... $79,900
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Landings Cr, furnished 2/2 ... $129,900
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND
MAGNIFICENT ISLAND HOME
Spacious 3BR/3.5 custom built home has sprawling decks lead-
ing to sugar-sand beaches. Pool/spa, fireplace and more! Re-
duced to $875,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
CANAL LOT IN WEST BRADENTON One of the last
waterfront lots. House does not have to be elevated, no bridges
to ICW or Bay, nice neighborhood, close to new, improved
Cortez Road. $89,900. Terri Robertson, 795-2676.
BEACH FRONT IN ANNA MARIA 3BR/2B house with
one of the finest walking beaches and gorgeous views. Family
room, stone fireplace, deck, garage and fruit trees. $425,000.
Jeanette Rampone, 747-2244.
GULFFRONT CONDO $175,000 Contemporary 1BR/
1.5B with den/guest room is partially furnished and sits on prime
walking beach with sunsets galore. 778-6654.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2B unit has estuary view and
features a gated community, pool, tennis, screened lanai, garage
and turnkey furniture package. $114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
Anna Maria Island Centre / 813-778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive / Holmes Beach, FL 34217
e Smart People Choose...
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The Prudential ( Florida Realty
5340-1 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL34217
778-0766 1-800-778-8448 Eves: 795-0303
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LUXURIOUS TOWNHOUSE: You have to see this
to believe it! Four large bedrooms, 3 full baths, with
private dock, plenty of storage, atrium windows, 2
large decks, wet bar, large open kitchen with prep
island, water views, 2 heated pools, tennis court,
covered parking, fabulous location. $129,900.
ELEVATED ELEGANCE: Bright and breezy 3BR/
2BA home on sailboat canal, easy access to Bay.
Gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceiling in greatroom,
wraparound decking and 4-car parking. Bring your
boat there's a dock and boat lift, too! All for $229,000.
Please call Judy Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MrS
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WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. For
skating information and sales call 778-3880.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetic opportunity!
You could qualify! Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
CRAFTMATIC ADJUSTABLE BED 54x80. Massage,
duel speed, heat. Was $1800. Asking $900. 778-6140.
TWO TWIN bedroom. Triple dresser with mirror, $175.
Rug (blue/green) 20 X 12, nylon, good condition, $75.
Magnavox, recondition, player, AM & FM radio, make
offer. 778-5557 let ring.
14' LANDSCAPE TRAILER "Galvanized". 3 years old.
$1500 OBO. Call after 5 pm. 383-5618.
TWO HOCKEY TICKETS Tampa Bay Lighting vs.
Detroit Red Wings. Wed., Feb. 2. Blue line, 34th row.
$50 includes parking pass. 751-5700.
S \i ISLAND REAL ESTATE
k "'0', of Anna Maria Island ,
PAUL T. COLLINS
6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
1(800) 865-0800 .
After Hours (813) 778-4330 '
Beeper (813) 569-4602 ...
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
S 9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
PARADE OF HOMES
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 23, 1994
12PM TO 3PM
$105,000 ... 243 S. Harbor Drive Holmes Beach.
Great beach cottage. 2 bedroom,
1 bath. Close to the beach, bay and
stores. STOP BY TODAY!
$109,000 ... GULFFRONT COMPLEX 5400 GULF
DRIVE #3 Holmes Beach. Beautiful
unit with a peek of the GULF from the
enclosed sun porch. 2 bedroom, 1.5
bath. A MUST SEE!
$138,000 ... GREAT LOCATION. 407 S. Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria. 2 bedroom, 1 bath home
with lots of potential. Located across
the street from the Bay with a view of
the water from the living room.
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
WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
SATURDAY 9A.M. to NOON
CUSTOM BUILT 2 story antique brick home
in Parrish. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3 car garage.
Beautiful tile floors, wet bar, whirlpool tub in
master bath. On lake & golf course. Security
entrance at gate. Call Horace T. Gilley,
792-0758. #55302 ... $475,000.
GOLFER'S! Looking for the right home on 9
hole golf course. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, over-
sized 2 car garage. Heat pump. Call Bruce
Skorupa. 795-0303. #11718 ... $94,900.
Please stop in
for your 1994
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Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory. Call
us for a brochure and discount coupon.
THE MAGIC CLOSET need to make room for new
consignments. 50% off sale. 5344 Gulf Dr., Holmes
GE REFRIGERATOR (beige), one year old. GE electric
range and microwave. Lovely household items and garden
tools. Sat., Jan21 & Sun., Jan. 22.9 am to 4 pm. 105 49th
St., Holmes Beach or call 778-1758 after 6 pm.
SOFA 86" Excellent condition. Large tan/gray/brown
print on light beige background. $225 Also two coor-
dinating 32" table lamps. 778-7913.
STEAL A DEAL!
624 Foxworth Lane
100 feet on deep water canal. 3 bedrooms, 2.5
baths, eat-in kitchen and formal dining room.
1,880 sq. ft. New sea wall and dock.
Ocean ParkTerrace Condo-3BR/2BAfullyfurnished.
Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun Deck
overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway &
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and shop-
ping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
2 BD/2BA Unit, Turnkey Furnished, Completely
updated, custom ceramic tile throughout.
UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF
This lot is ready for you to build your dream house.
DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE- 2 BR/2BA, all
the amenities, elevator and turnkey furnished.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
or Janis Van Steenburgh 778-4796
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
FOR SALE Twin box springs and mattress $30.36" Ander-
son aluminum Jalousie door $50. Two bronze awning type
windows. (44" W X 62" H) $50 each. 778-1511.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 22. 8 am to 4 pm. Sofa,
chairs and ottomans, oak end tables, inflatable kayak,
girls bike, misc. items all like new. Don't miss this one!
506 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE
WATER'S EDGE The Island's premier Gulffront condo-
minium physically, financially & socially. Recently refur-
bished complex and unit. Financially sound association. Resi-
dent manager. Amenities include heated pool, tennis court,
elevator and security entrance. One of the few units for sale
at WATER'S EDGE. $139,900.
New Island Home Priced Below Competition.
Features 2 BR/2 BA- vaulted ceilings, great room
with open deck. Lots of storage and carport area that
can be enclosed at buyer's request. Very close to
beach. Asking 114,900.
For Sale by Owner: Call 778 2806
PRESTON B. FLETCHER
Licensed Real Estate Broker
': | ~ Deutsch
S ., Office:
BEAUTIFUL LARGE DIRECT GULFFRONT condo!
Wall of mirrors in living rm. Light & bright: panoramic
view of Anna Maria's sunsets. 2 bedroom/2 bath.
GULF BEACH PLACE only $244,900 for large turn-
key furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath condo w/extra stor-
age. Enclosed balconies overlooking Gulf. Super
Gulf & Bay views from roof. #5KS39.
ISLAND VILLAGE! Newly decorated and fur-
nished. Great rental potential. 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
Extra storage, covered parking. Steps to beach.
PERICO BAY CLUB beautiful view of lake from 2
bedroom/2 bath home. Tennis, pool, putting green.
Only minutes to beach! #5KS35. $106,000
PERICO BAY CLUB! Enjoy the best of life here! 2 bed-
roornm/2 bath. Turnkey furnished. Tennis, pool, putting
green, security guard. Easy to rent. #5KS07. $105,000.
SHELL COVE Enjoy fabulous GULF sunsets from
your balcony! Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
Close to everything! 5KS41. $99,900.
4 LOTS in Ellenton 100 x 120, 2 with pond.
For information and to see any of these, please call
Karin Stephan at 778-0766 or 388-1267 evenings.
The Prudential Florida Realty
5340-1 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach FL 34217
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YARD SALE 114 Tern Dr., Anna Maria. (Go to North
Bay Blvd. and look for signs.)Five families. One loca-
tion. Easy access. Lots of parking. Housewares, cloth-
ing, automotive, toys, sporting goods, '83 Olds Delta
88. All sorts of treasures. Fri., Jan. 21 & Sat., Jan. 22.
Not before 9 please.
GARAGE SALE Antiques, furniture, lamps, household
items, clothes, toys, etc. Sat., Jan. 22. 9 am to 2 pm.
779 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.
SALE Sat., Jan. 22.8 am to 2 pm. Fishing tackle, tools
and misc. 420 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
YOGA now offered in Holmes Beach. Beginning, ad-
vanced & senior classes. Call 778-3892 for enrollment
ISLAND CLEANING Starting Feb. 1st, in addition to
our cleaning services will be adding vacuum sales,
service and repairs. (Rainbow, Letra Lux, Filter Queen,
Hoover, Kirby & Erukea. New and reconditioned. 5600
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
SPAGHETTI DINNER by Island Baptist Church Youth.
Fund raiser for camp. Sat., Jan. 22 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Adults $4.00 Children $3.00. Tickets at door. 8605
Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.
THE ANNA MARIA Art League is looking for artists for a
show and sale to be held Sat., Feb. 19 at the new premises.
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. To reserve please call
Tomara. 778-2099. Limited spaces available!
LOST WATCH between Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach. 35th St., & 70th St. on bike ride. Great
sentimental value. Call 778-2686.
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
66 CHRYSLER New Yorker. Great looking. No rust.
Runs great. $2700. 794-0298 after 6:00 pm.
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL: Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call
mobile phone # 356-4649.
1966 MUSTANG Excellent condition. $4500 OBO.
Daytime 366-5000. Evenings 355-7035.
'85 PONTIAC STATION WAGON Good on gas. Au-
tomatic with A/C. 78,000 miles. Must sell $900. Morn-
SCOOTERS Two '87 Honda Elites 80 CC. One needs
exhaust. One for parts. $400 for both. 778-6577.
1987 FORD RANGER Super clean and white. 27,000
miles. A/C, stereo, V-6, 5 speed, camper top and
more. $4400. 778-6624.
15' 6" RIVIERA Tri hull with open bow. 35 HP Johnson.
Magic tilt trailer. $1200 OBO. 778-6569.
BOAT PROP for 175 Merc. 14 X 19. Brand new. $45.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
RETAIL SALES Experienced. Beach Style Boutique.
VOLUNTEERS WELCOME for the new Tingley Me-
morial Library in Bradenton Beach. Part or full time.
778-9413 OR 778-6247.
HELP WANTED Small, reputable Island Company
needs knowledgeable person (retiree equally invited)
with experience in small administration. Payroll
(approx. 10 employees), dealings with bank, check/
reconciliation, daily sales computation, pre-accounting
for chartered accountant, no correspondence. Most
work can be done at home. All required equipment will
be supplied by company. Work appox. 1 to 3 hours a
day. Approx. 4 hours on payroll day. Right person
names their own salary. Please call 813-794-5093
during office hours please. Ask for Yvonne or leave
your phone number. Thank you.
WORKING PARTNER for established weight loss
center. Will consider all inquiries. Great opportunity for
moms or retired person. For appointment call Nancy
at C.H.O.I.C.E. 758-3656, 10 am to 5 pm.
ROD & REEL PIER Now accepting applications.
Please apply in person. 875 North Shore Dr., Anna
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.
EXPERIENCED Private duty CNA available week-
days for Anna Maria area. Excellent references. Call
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carleen.
15 years experience. No job to small. For free estimates
call voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
CHEERFUL, REFINED mature companion for home
care, driving, shopping, errands, appointments and
light cooking. Dependable Island resident. 778-0601.
MARY KAY COSMETICS-Free facials. Free deliv-
ery, Call Donna Jean. 383-3202.
HOUSEKEEPER Available for annual residents on
Anna Maria. Excellent references. Call evenings 778-
HOUSE CLEANING by Jackie Smith. Residential and
commercial. Excellent references. $10 hour. Husband,
Skipper, available for painting and odd jobs. Extra $10
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all types
of trees. including palms. Insured, reasonable, Island resi-
dent. Local references. Call Brewers 778-7790.
CRITTER SITTER Going out of town? While you're
away make certain your pets have food, water, exer-
cise ... plus lots of T.L.C.! 778-6000.
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.
MONTGOMERYS CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. 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.
HANDYMAN Carpentry, screens, fans, lights, im-
provement and repairs. If you need help call Bob. Ref-
erences, Island resident. 779-1112.
HOME REPAIR Seniors discount. Special rate for
mobile homes. 24 hour service. Island resident for 22
years. Call Pete 778-2812.
Great deals on wheels. Sports tickets. Tropical plants
and fine art. An almost new boat. Someone to take
care of things around the house. The home of you
dreams. It's all in The Islander Bystander.
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ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal, annual available
rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty. 795-4394.
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.
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.
SEASONAL GULFFRONT/canal homes and condos.
Weekly and monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna
Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
ANNA MARIA N. Shore cottage. 2/1, central air, rattan fur-
niture, cable and w/d. $1200 month inc. utilities. Jan.-April.
778-8233 weekends/813-251 -0944 weekdays.
ANNA MARIA 805 Bay Blvd. 3/1, screened porch, sun
room, boat dock. Great view of canal. Completely fur-
nished. Across from bay and two blocks from city pier.
$1000 month plus deposit. 813-985-1965 or 985-1745.
BRADENTON BEACH waterfront duplex. 2/1, w/d
hookups, davits, view of Intracoastal, walk to beach,
carport and central A/C. Annual $700 month. 1st/last/
MAGNIFICENT 3/2 Anna Maria beachfront home.
Panoramic sunset views of gulf from every window.
Beachfront patio steps to water. Available now and all
1994. All amenities. Hurry!. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-3171.
APARTMENT FOR RENT 1/1, furnished. Cable TV &
microwave. 1.5 blocks to beach. Quiet neighborhood.
Utilities included. Seasonal/annual available. 778-
/FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
Three houses from Gulf. Completely furnished. Cen-
tral A/C & heat. Florida room. Yearly furnished $1000
month plus utilities. Seasonal $1520 month plus tax
and utilities. Call Betty Cole 813-778-2422.
LOVELY GUEST HOUSE 2/1, 65th St., Holmes
Beach. Newly remodeled with lanai overlooking tropi-
cal garden. One block to.beach. Weekly or monthly
VACATION RENTAL Panoramic Gulffront home.
Available now thru Jan. 31 due to cancellation. Very
reasonable. Weekly rates. 813-920-5595.
SEASONAL Holmes Beach. 2BR, furnished Gulfview.
Available Feb. 1. $1400 month. 794-6293.
SEASONAL Feb. 1 to June 1. 3/1, Bayview close to
beach. Covered parking, sundecks, big kitchen,
washer/dryer, cable TV. $1400 month. 778-9546.
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE Classic Anna Maria Island
beach cottage. 1/1 with screened porch. Carpeted,
fully furnished, washer/dryer, microwave, cable TV. A
stones throw from beach and bay. Annual $500 month.
1st & last plus electric. 778-3205.
BRADENTON BEACH Large 1BR home furnished. 1/
2 block to gulf beach/city pier. 114 3rd St., S. 778-2896'
STEPS TO BEACH Holmes Beach. One large bed-
room apartment with garage. Seasonal $1200 month.
Annual $600 month. 813-985-6765.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes Beach.
Available Jan., Feb. & Mar. '94 & '95. 813-962-0817.
COMMERCIALLY ZONED SHOP in Anna Maria Post
Office Plaza. Available now. Probably best location for walk-
in traffic in the City of Anna Maria. Call T. H. Cole 778-2422.
GULF VIEW SEASONAL 2/1 apartment, everything
furnished. $300 week/$1100 month. Also 1/1 apart-
ment. $250 week/$900 month till April. 778-7197.
FOR RENT 3/3 beach house just steps to beautiful
beach. Fully equipped. Available for month of Febru-
ary. Call 778-4468.
BRADENTON BEACH apartment, clean and comfort-
able, 1 large bedroom, 1.5 blocks to beach, furnished.
$300 week/$1100 month. Wk/Mo/Sn. 779-1112.
VACATION/SEASONAL 2/1 furnished duplex. Clean. In-
cludes utilities. Washer/dryer. Available Jan.-April. Reason-
able. Close to beach. No pets, References. 792-1104.
HOLMES BEACH duplex. 1/1 upstairs. Unfurnished.
Annual. $400 month. First/last/electric/deposit. Non-
ISLAND LIVING 100 yards to Gulf. Holmes Beach.
1 BR completely furnished, ground floor. 778-5246.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Unfumished rentals: Baywinds
Condo, 2/2 loft, Bayfront/Gulfview, $850.104 Pelican, 4/3,
pool, dock, $1500. Perico Bay Club, 2/2, beautiful view,
$900. Neal & Neal Rentals 778-9477 or 800-422-6325.
FOR RENT Beautiful 2/2 Gulf Watch condo with ocean
view! New tiled floors throughout. Very nicely ap-
pointed. Ready for immediate occupancy. $2180 per
month or $650 per week. Call today! Betsy Hills Real
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 furnished duplex. Two
blocks to beach and shopping. Covered parking. Sea-
sonal or annual. 778-0468.
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.
BY OWNER Two story brick. 4/2.5 with family room.
Oak floors. Completely renovated. Two car attached
garage. Separate brick studio. Northwest Bradenton.
Best schools. Must see. $179,000. Call 794-0145.
FOR SALE (with lease back) Deep water canalfront
home. Well maintained 3/2. Spilt plan, all upgraded,
new A/C unit. Boat dock with water & electric. Asking
$229,000. Call 813-778-6140.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA location. Escape sum-
mer heat. Approved subdivisions, local experienced build-
ers available. Mountain top lots with scenic view, or river
front lots with full underground utilities, including town wa-
ter and sewer. Three large lakes nearby. Reasonably
priced. For more details call local 778-7094.
BY OWNER Large cleared lot in Anna Maria. 522 Blue
Heron Dr. 10,735 sq. ft. 110 X 100 approx. 778-3349.
HOLMES BEACH LOT by owner. Great neighbor-
hood, short walk to beach. 90 X 90. Zoned single fam-
ily. Call collect 412-794-3422.
HOLMES BEACH By owner. 3/3 elevated duplex.
Owner financing available. $169,500. 778-0468.
COMMERCIAL BUSINESS FOR SALE The only es-
tablished dog grooming shop on Anna Maria Island.
Excellent clientele. 7.5 years following. Turnkey opera-
tion. 778-2095 days 778-2160 evenings.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person and paid in advance at our office we do not invoice or
handle credit card charges. Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy Ducks and the laundromat. Hours:
9 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.
Minimum $4.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $1.50 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
Minimum $6.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $2 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
Call 778-7978 for information and assistance.
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Cavanagh Marine Repair
MOBILE ENGINE REPAIRS DOCKSIDE
COMPLETE MARINE REPAIR
Cortez Rd. & 124th St.
778-2586 MA Eve: 778-6771
20% OFF .
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Take Down and Rehanging
Also Specializing in Oriental Carpets,
Area Rugs and Upholstery
Free Estimates James Husbands
Commercial & Residential 955-7877
-756-3533 C3 ZONING
20YEARS EXPERIENCE RENTAL
Call "Roofin Ron" to SPACES
Protect Your Roof!
Roof Coating AVAILABLE
Roof Cleaning .
Beautify Your Home! Office Suites
Spraycrete Mini Storage
Exterior Retail or Service
Waterproofing CALL NOW
6-35 5347 Gulf Drive
3310-55th Dr. East Holmes Beach
FREE SNOW A
Lawn Maintenance .
& New Plant T s ,
Installation a .
Little Extra. .- -'
Call David at /-
AUTO & BOAT
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody
Leather, Vinyl, Tires & Trim
Every detail is cleaned and protected. Your
car and boat can look like new again ...
and maintain its value! By appointment, at
your home or office. Most cars $85.
Call mobile service #
356-4649 or 778-9392.
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 uc.No.4467'
-g Island Typing Service
-wST l FAX Service: Send & Receive
FAX # 778-8390
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
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now OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM SUNDAY 7 AM to 9 PM- PHONE 778-4100
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