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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


]ISLANDER


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


No sea oats for Island this year


By Paul Roat
Anna Maria residents will have to go through another
hurricane season un-vegetated. Manatee County officials told
the IslanderBystanderTuesday dune plantings and walkover
construction will notbeginuntil late December 1994 or early
January 1995.
The beach plantings sea oats, railroad vine and
other salt-tolerant plants serve as sand-holding devices.
The plants are a portion of the $14 million beach
renourishment project along most ofBradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach.
Jack Gorzeman, Environmental Projects Coordinator
for the Manatee County Environmental Action Commis-
sion, said he regretted the delay. Original plans called for
the dune plantings to be in place by this spring.
"I don't see it happening this year," Gorzeman said.

Cortez Bridge

closed for

30 days?
It isn't like we don't have enough trouble with bridges.
Work on the draw mechanism of the Cortez Bridge
will require bridge closures of some magnitude," accord-
ing to Cathy Palmer, this district's public information
officer with the state Department of Transportation.
The bridge is in need of repair-rehabilitation. DOT is
sending Gerald Carrigan, District One director of production,
to Bradenton Beach to explain bridge repair options.
Carriganwill discuss with the city council whatDOTand
their consultant need to do. The rehabilitation involves replac-
ing all of the mechanics of the draw and the electrical system
as well as repair and replacement of steel and painting.
PalmePsaid the department is seeking opinions on when
the work could be conducted with the least impact on motor-
ists. "We can hurt for a short time or along time," she said.
Under option one: The bridge would be closed to all
vehicular traffic for up to 30 days. DOT estimates that
with the bridge closed for 30 days, the contractor could
complete the entire job in 180 days.
Option two: The bridge would be subject to prolonged
single-lane operationforpossibly 190 days.Thebridge would
be closed to all vehicular traffic from midnight to 6 am. for
175 nights. The lane closure and overnight closure would
overlap slightly for a total contract period of 280 days.
Marine traffic will notbe affected by option one, to-
tal closure for 30 days, because the draw will be locked
open during that time. With option two, there will be mini-
mal impact to marine traffic with one span up and one
span down at any given time. Overnight, while closed to
traffic, the draw would be locked up.
The work is tentatively scheduled to begin between
Easter and Memorial Day 1995.
Anyone interested should attend the Bradenton Beach
city council meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 3. There are no other
meetings scheduled for discussion on the options.


Ding-a-ling law

for Anna Maria?
Anna Maria City Commissioner Dorothy
McChesney would likethe commission to consider an
ordinance making bicycle bell use mandatory.
McChesney told her fellow commissioners at
last week's regular meeting that Longboat Key has
an ordinance requiring all bicycles to have a bell
installed and cyclists are in violation of the ordi-
nance if they fail to use the bells to warn pedestri-
ans that a bicycle is approaching.
Since bicycle riders and pedestrians share the use
of sidewalks and streets, McChesney would like to in-
vestigate adding a bell ordinance on the Island for the
protection of walkers, especially senior citizens.
No action was taken at last week's meeting.


He said the time required for surveying work, the entire
bid process, the 60 days to grow the plants, plus final de-
sign for the project pushed the work back.
Gorzeman said another major stumbling block is the
sea turtle nesting season from May-October. State envi-
ronmental regulators seldom approve any beach-side con-
struction during the time female turtles come to shore to
lay eggs.
Gorzeman said he planned to apear before the Manatee
County Commissioner in March for approval of the final
beachplanting and overwalkplan. Surveying would be com-
pleted by June, Gorzeman estimated, with bids going out in
August and awarded by November. He saidhe hoped to have
work underway by December-January, and have the project
completed by spring 1995.
Eight sites on the Island will receive plantings and


Anna Maria voters
go to the polls Tuesday
The mayor's position and three council seats will be
before the voters Tuesday in Anna Maria.
Six candidates are viewing for the seats. Incumbent
Mayor Ray Simches is being challenged by former com-
missioner George McKay. Incumbent commissioners
Doug Wolfe and Max Znika are seeking re-election, be-
ing challenged by Leon Kramer and Chuck Shumard. The
three receiving the most votes will take office.
Polling location is at city hall, Polls are open from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m.
Candidates faced off in a gentlemanly forum last
Wednesday, sponsored by the Islander Bystander. For
details of the debate, see page 4.
Editorial endorsements, page 6.


dune walkovers: five in Holmes Beach and three in
Bradenton Beach.
The Holmes Beach sites on public property at streets
ends of: 33rd Street, 36th Street, 37th Street, 52nd Street,
and 65th Street.
In Bradenton Beach, three sites will be planted:
A 1,500-foot stretch at Cortez Beach,
A 500-foot stretch between Cortez Road and the
Gulf Drive Cafe,
A 200-foot stretch in the 2200 Block of Gulf Drive.
No plantings will be placed at the Manatee Public
.Beach, Gorzeman said, because the area is so highly traf-
ficked. There will also be no county plantings placed else-
where on the beach, although private citizens may install
vegetation after receiving a permit from the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection.


THOSE MAGNIFICENT, MIGRATING MAN O'WARS


Local photographer Wheeler B. Davis has long-admired the frigates, or Man O'War, birds that frequent the
mangrove islands near Cortez. He was able to capture the birds on film, and the story of the birdson page 19.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...


AIDS quilt .................................. Page 3
Opinions ..................... ........ Page 6
The Way We Were ................... Page 7
Beach debate continues ...........Page 8
Bad bug bites .................... Page 11
Announcements .................... Page 12
Outdoors .................................. Page 24


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i[] PAGE 2 FEBRUARY 3, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Residents demand task force representation


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
There was one thing on the minds of Bradenton
Beach residents at last week's meeting of the SR 789 Task
Force getting one of their own on the advisory board.
When Chairman Mike Bartles announced the resig-
nation of task force member James Schrader of Cortez,
and asked for nominations to ll his position on the ad-
visory group, Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola was
the first to jump in by nominating John Chappie, a long-
time city activist.
Bartles then nominated Harold Hansen of Holmes
Beach.
Karen Jackson-Sims, director of the county's Depart-
ment of Community Affairs, explained, 'This committee
may make nominations, but the final decision is with the
county commission. Staff will take forward those two and
any other individuals on our master list who have volun-
teered theirtime to serve and have indicated an interest in
transportation issues."
Kay Hoey, resident and vice president of Save Anna
Maria, spoke on behalf of Chappie's nomination.
Ida Cuthbertson, president of the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association, introduced a letter from the group seek-
ing the appointment of Pierola to the task force. However,
Jackson-Sims said elected officials are not eligible to be-


members. Cuthbertson then said the group would wel-
come Chappie as a member.
Following that exchange, Hansen withdrew himself
from nomination, leaving Chappie as the sole nominee.
Jack Gorzeman, the county's Environmental Projects
Coordinator, gave presentation on interfacing the beach
renourishment project with task force plans. He said dune
and overwalk construction is planned for eight locations
in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Gorzeman focused on the Cortez Beach area from 4th
Street Sbuth to 10th Street South.
"It's a narrow stretch," explained Gorzeman. "We
were looking at creating a dune line about 30 feet in width
and approximately 15 feet in length. Overwalks work well
when you have a high dune elevation; you get into trouble
when you have a low elevation as we have here."
Gorzeman said plans are to stay seaward of the line
of Australian pines. A low boardwalk will start near the
low berm in the parking lot and move people to the
overwalk at the dune line. He said construction is planned
for January 1995. -
One option to the plan, said Gorzeman, is to bury the
rocks and pull the dune system to the top of the berm. This
would require removing the pines and trucking in sand.
Barfles felt the pines should remain as additional protec--
tion from wind and water for the homes across the street


Task force member John Cagnina noted, "I think
that's something the City of Bradenton Beach should de-
cide. That's pretty valuable beach area with limited park-
ing. We have an opportunity to expand the parking area
by leaving the pine trees, moving the parking over and
putting in another lane of parking. But I don't know if the
city's attitude is they want more or fewer people. I would
yield to what the city wants."
Steve Sibert, chairman of the county's bicycle/pedes-
trian advisory board, gave his group's recommendation
for continuous bicycle and pedestrian facilities. This in-
cluded a four-foot designated bicycle lane on each side of
SR 789 and an eight-foot multi-purpose sidewalk on the
east side of SR 789. The board also recommended the
provision of alternate bicycle routes under the Cortez
Bridge and along the shore, south of SR 789, and a five-
foot sidewalk with landscaping and curbs in lieuof the
proposed guardrail on the west side of Gulf Drive.
Sibert added that landscaped medians would be at-
tractive in areas where there is enough room.
Cagnina replied, "Medians would be an attractive
feature coming into Bradenton Beach but when you install
medians, you'll have to have turn lanes also. The problem
is that people who live on the bay side of Gulf Drive are
going to be precluded from making a left hand turn on
Gulf Drive in some instances."


Profiles of candidates in Anna Maria


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Six candidates for four seats will face-offTuesday in,
Anna Maria. Two candidates, incumbent Ray Simches
and challenger George McKay, are running for mayor.
Four candidates, including incumbents Doug Wolfe and
Max Znika as well as challengers Leon Kramer and-
Chuck Shumard, are running for the three commission
seats. The top three vote-getters will be elected.
Below is biographical information on the candidates.



George McKay
A city commissioner for sevenyears and vice-mayor
for four of those years,
McKay resigned from the
.commission in January to run
for mayor.
McKay was born in
Long Island, N.Y., in 1944.
He has been a resident of
t.7- Anna Maria for 21 years and
is president of L & M Con-
Sstuction Co He and his wife,

granddaughters.
McKay was chairman
McKay of the Island Transportation
Planning Organization (ITPO) for two years, served for
two years on the Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO), chaired the Mayor's Drug Free Communities
board of directors and has served on various committees,
commissions and boards for the city.
McKay is critical of the way the current administra-
tion runs the city and believes too many decisions are
made in back rooms. He also accuses the present mayor
of being too dependent on attorneys and planners


Ray Simches
Serving as mayor of Anna Maria City since 1989,
Simches was city commis-
sioner from 1986 to 1989.
Born in 1920 in New
York City, Simches has a
bachelor's degree in sciences
and a master's degree in edu-
cation psychology, both from
New York University, and an
honorary doctorate degree
from The College of Saint
Rose. He is seeking re-elec-
tion for a third term.
Simches Simches formerly
taught Psychology of the Men-
tally Retarded at the college leveL He worked as an educa-


tional consultant for the Officeof Economic CooperativeDe-
velopmentinParis, France; was a special assistant for the U.S.
DepartmentofEducation and aneducationprogram specialist
for the U.S. Office of Education; director of the division of
handicapped children, New York State Department ofEdu-
cation andis an Army veteran ofWorld War II.
Simches and his wife, Betty, bought a home in Anna
Maria in 1980 and moved there permanently in 1983. He
has three step-daughters.
Using "A Ray of Hope" as his campaign slogan,
Simches said he is running on his record and his accom-
plishments.



Leon Kramer
A business major at the University of Wisconsin,
Kramer received a degree in motion pictures from Walter
Harvey Junior College in New York City. Born in New
Yorkin 1929, Kramer and his
wife, Melody, moved to
Anna Maria five years ag o.
He is a former divi-
sional vice president for a
Fortune 500 company,
Kramer is seeking public of-
fice for the first time.
Kramer is one of the
founders of the Anna Maria
Civic Association and Save
Anna Maria. Both groups
Kramer were formed by citizens con-
cerned about preserving and
protecting the Island.
Kramer is serving his second term on the Anna Maria
City code enforcement board and is active in the Island
Players.
Like mayoral candidate McKay, Kramer is critical of
the Simches administration.


Chuck Shumard
Born in Michigan,
Shumard grew up in Illinois.
He came to Anna Maria 16
years ago.
He was employed by
Sears, Roebuck and Co. for
30 years and managed stores
in five different locations for
the retail chain.
Shumard has been a
member of the Anna Maria
City Planning Commission
Shumard for four years and has served
on the city's code enforce-
ment board. He has been in~6dved with the Anna Mari'a


Turtle Watch for nine years and has been director of the
program for three years.
He is a widower with two children and three grand-
children. He is new to politics, although he did run for city
commission when he first moved to the Island. He is the
former president of Chambers of Commerce in Pennsyl-
vania and West Virginia.
Shumard said he is running for city commissioner be-_
cause he wants a chance to vote the feelings of the people.

Doug Wolfe
One of two incumbents seeking re-election to the
commission, Wolfe presently
is serving his third year as a)
commissioner and is vice
mayor.
A native of NewYork
City, Wolfe has been a
Florida resident for 25 years
Sand a resident of Anfia Maria
for 17 years.
Wolfe is a graduate of
the U.S. Naval Air Academy:
and served in the Naval Re-:
olfr servefor 10 years.He served on
active duty as a naval aviator.
He has a bachelor's degree in physical science and a
master's degree in school business administration. He worked
in school administration in New York and was ateacher:and
administrator in the Manatee County school system.
He is an artist specializing in wood carving and a
former president of the Artist's Guild of Anna Maria.
Wolfe's wife Peggy teaches history at Palmetto High
School. She is a native Floridian who grew up in Palmetto.
Wolfe said he will be the voice of the citizens of Anna
Maria and will be an advocate for the Island way of life.


Max Znika
Seeking re-election for a third term as city commis-
sioner, Znika is a native of
Indiana and formerly co-
owner of an ice cream manu-
facturing plant and frozen
food distributorship.
Znika came to Anna
Mariain 1981. He and his wife
Dorothy have five children.
As the commissioner
responsible for city property
and equipment, insurance, recy-
cling and leases, Znika said he
Znika .. ,has spent hundreds ofhours in-
vestigating ways to save money
or make sure the city got its fair share of state money.
Znika says he has the time and knowledge to pursue
what in aiset for the city, .---_-.


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I HI ISLANDER BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 3, 1994 U PAGE 3 II

Local names to be added to AIDS Memorial Quilt


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The nationally acclaimed NAMES Project AIDS
Memorial Quilt will swell by more than 40 new panels
this weekend in memory of local residents who have died
of AIDS.
The quilt will be displayed in the Hal Chasey Gym-
nasium of Manatee Community College, 5840 26th Street
W., Bradenton, Feb. 4 through 6.
This regional display is a community awareness
project of the AIDS Council of Manatee, said member
Carol Whitmore, who is also a Holmes Beach Council-
woman. It is part of the group's mission to educate the
public about AIDS and to create an atmosphere of com-
passion for those who live with AIDS and HIV infection.
Louise Ray, mother of local AIDS victim Ricky Ray,
will speak at the display's opening Friday at 6 p.m. She
will present a panel made in memory of her son.
The display will remain open Friday until 9 p.m. On
Saturday, the display will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be a candlelight procession at 6 p.m. On Sun-
day, the display will be open from 9 am. to 6 p.m. Clos-
ing ceremonies are at 6 p.m.
The quilt originated in 1985 in San Francisco, said
Project Coordinator Richard Heyl.
"A group of people wanted to create a memorial for
friends who were dying of what was becoming known as
AIDS," he explained. "The quilt and its display are man-
aged by the NAMES Project"
The quilt now has more than 25,000 panels, said
Heyl. Portions of the quilt about 500 panels each- are
featured in 200 displays a year throughout the country.
This is the first time the quilt has been displayed locally.
Local volunteers have made the 40 new panels to be
added this weekend and 10 or 20 more are being made by
individuals in the community. Each panel measures three
feet by six feet.
Heyl said he has been working on the project since
September, coordinating fund raising and display plans.
Approximately $10,000 to $15,000 is needed to bring the
quilt to the county, display it and pay for materials for the
panels. The project is about $3,000 short of its goal.
To help meet this goal, the council will raffle a king-
sized quilt made by Michael Darling of Sarasota at this


Quilt panels
memorialize
AIDS victims
Dr. Andre Renard, Holmes
Beach Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore and Coordinator
Richard Hey, pictured left to
right show several panels
madefor the NAMES Project
AIDS Memorial Quilt. Panels
were made by volunteers in
memory of local AIDS victims
and will be added to the quilt
The quilt will be on display
this weekend at the Hal
Chasey Gymnasium at
Manatee Community
College. The display is being
sponsored by the AIDS
Council ofManatee.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


weekend's display. Tickets are $3. The council is selling
T-shirts in two colorful designs for $15 each. Donations
are also being taken at the display.
"Money donated at the display will stay in this com-
munity to help fund services for people with AIDS," said
Heyl.
"One of the goals of the council is to treat the indigent
of the county," added Whitmore. "The county's first
AIDS treatment center opened three weeks ago. AIDS
patients can now get comprehensive treatment, from
medical to nutrition to psychiatric, in one place."
The council is encouraging people, especially fami-
lies with children, to attend the display.
"We really want people to come," said Whitmore. "It
is very emotional, very overwhelming."
Added Heyl, "We recognize there's still a stigma at-
tached to the disease. We want people to be more aware
and know it's not a disease that has blame attached to it."
T-shirts are available by calling Whitmore at 778-4540.
Donations may be made at the display or sent to the AIDS
Council of Manatee, P.O. Box 1014, Bradenton, FL 34206.


Anna Maria City
Thursday, 2/3: 7 p.m, Advisory
Development Committee
Tuesday, 2/8: City Election
Wednesday, 2/9:7:30 p.m., Anna Maria
Civic Association
Bradenton Beach
Thursday, 2/3: 7 p.m., Council Meeting
Holmes Beach
Wednesday, 2/2:10 a.m., Maddox hearing postponed
Thursday, 2/3: Planning Commission
Thursday 2/3:7:30 p.m., Council Work Session
Friday, 2/4:1 p.m., Police Retirement Board
Of Interest
Tuesday, 2/8, 11 am., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall
Wednesday, 2/9, 10 am., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, Holmes Beach


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Forum offers little fire in Anna Maria


"Gentlemanly" best summed up the Islander By-
stander Anna Maria candidates forum last week. The ses-
sion provided a sounding board for voters to question the
four commission and two mayoral candidates prior to the
Feb. 8 election.
Incumbent Mayor Ray Simches and challenger
George McKay agreed on many issues, differing only on
general management style and rights-of-way plantings -
Simches opposes them, while McKay supports them.
Incumbent Commissioners Doug Wolfe and Max
Znika, as well as challengers Leon Kramer and Chuck
Shumard, also agreed on most issues.
The usually-vocal Anna Maria electorate only
erupted twice in the two-hour event: once, to boo
Kramer's misstatement that study of Island-wide consoli-
dation should be conducted, and again when Kramer pre-
dicted dire consequences for the city if the "old guard"
was re-elected.
Questions posed by the 100-plus audience were wide
ranging from planting trees on the city's right-of-way
to destruction of benches, from beach accesses to Sand-
bar Restaurant expansion. Questions, and candidate re-
sponses, are paraphrased below.

What is your view on
consolidating the three Island
police forces?
Kramer: It has to be studied. I like the way it is now,
but we have one fire department, and perhaps we need one
police department. Down the road, we may need one city
- who knows. It has to be studied.
Simches: There is a group studying the police consoli-
dation with representatives from the three cities. Anna
Maria has contracted with the Manatee County Sheriffs
Department, and we have the lowest costs of the cities on
the Island (for police protection). One way would be to
have the other cities also contract with the sheriff, and
we'd get a sub-station here. But I'm not in favor of join-
ing with Holmes Beach.
McKay: We must reach out and keep costs down. We
should look at costs the administrative and clerical -
to see how we can unite and keep our costs down.
Shumard: I like the way it is now.
Wolfe: The state attorney general has said we must
contract with other cities or go with the sheriff. In round
numbers, Anna Maria spends $300,000, Holmes Beach
$1 million, and Bradenton Beach $400,000 for police pro-
tection. If we were to consolidate and split the costs, Anna
Maria's share would come to $600,000, and I don't think
the people are ready for that financial burden.
Znika: In the next few years, costs will escalate. I
think we will have to look at a unified police department,
due to costs. It will come to a point that we can't provide
police services.

Should citizens be allowed to
plant trees and shrubs on the
rights-of-ways in the city?
Wolfe: There is an ordinance in place that prohibits
planting on the right of way, as well as prohibiting all
encumbrances. There are 46 possible violations that are
currently before the code enforcement board. I am against
an amendment to change the ordinance. The rights-of-way
in front of these houses should be clear. It's a safety issue.
Shumard: We should try to keep the rights-of-way
clear. I've seen photos in years past of Pine Avenue with
palm trees along it, and it sure did look nice, and I know
the beautification committee is trying to get the city to
look attractive again, but I think we should keep the trees
out for safety reasons.
Kramer: I think exceptions should be made -
plantings in the rights-of-way is a way to beautify the city.
Have you ever seen an emergency vehicle have a problem
finding a place to park? If it's an emergency, they're go-
ing to park where they want.
Simches: There is a process for individual exceptions
to rights-of-way plantings that have to be approved by the
city commission. I believe the rights-of-ways should be
kept free.
McKay: The right of way needs to be turned into
plantings. Citizens have reached out many times to make
the city more green. I believe we need to amend the ex-
isting ordinance.
Znika: We should wait for the three Island cities
drainage plan before we make any changes. Some streets
in the city could have trees, some should not. When we
get the master drainage plan and see what the problems


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Islander Bystander Publisher Bonner Presswood and, from left, Max Znika, Doug Wolfe, Chuck Shumard, Leon
Kramer, Ray Simches and George McKay.


will be, we can then deal with the trees. Sometimes trees
are an asset, and sometimes they can be a liability.

What is your stance on public-
private ownership of beachfront
property? Should beachfront
residents have different rules than
other city residents when it
comes to use of their property,
such as having dogs or alcohol on
the beach?
Simches: Nothing has changed as yet. The Gulffront
people believe the city has taken their property up to the
mean high water mark. It is under discussion, and there
has been no action taken at this time.
Kramer: I was disturbed to hear that property up to the
mean high water line a "reasonable amount" can be
usedby the public. Whatis reasonable? It's so open-ended it's
ridiculous. We need more studies five or six people have
complained, yet thousands of people use our beaches.
Shumard: (The problem of establishing a mean high
water line) is a problem everywhere. I believe we need to
come out with a designated property line so people can
have access to the beach.
Wolfe: We have not given anything away. We are
studying where the beach is. The consensus is that the
attorneys and beach owners need to try to establish ethi-
cally a line to draw.
Znika: Some property owners have said they want to
have beer and dogs on their beach. I believe we are on the
right track to resolve this issue.
McKay: I have sympathy for the private property
owners, but I can't support taking away public property.

Would it ever be appropriate to
forfeit public beach accesses?
Shumard: No, we should not give away or give to a
private owner public beach accesses.
Kramer: No, they should not be given away.
Simches: We have an ordinance that prohibits giving
away beach accesses.
McKay: There is no way I would ever give away
beach accesses.
Znika: The ordinance says we can't give away beach
accesses.
Wolfe: The ordinance protects beach accesses, but we
can realign or trade beach accesses. On North Shore
Drive, we have an access that is near a drainage pit. If we
can't fix it (and make it safe for the people who use it) we
should consider trading it or something.

Do you favor closing the alley and
allowing the expansion of the
Sandbar Restaurant?
Simches: I am against the expansion. It is a decision
the planning commission must come to, and there has
been no action taken by the city commission.
McKay: I've always been supportive of taking alleys
as a case-by-case basis. On this alleyway, I don't believe
it should be vacated or traded.
Kramer: There's no way I'd vacate it.
Shumard: I'm not in favor of relinquishing any alley. I
believe we made (Ed Chiles) a proposal we thought was in
the best interest of the city and the Sandbar, and he turned it
down. The matter now has to go to the code enforcement
board (regarding the encroachments in the alleyway.)


Wolfe: It's difficult to respond to a hypothetical situ-
ation, but I do believe the city would be hard pressed to
not vacate an alley where the building has encroached into
the alley for 54 years.
Znika: I'm not in favor of vacating any alleys.

Are you in favor of an ordinance
allowing more liquor to be sold in
the city of Anna Maria?
Shumard: I don't want to change the ordinance.
Kramer: I don't want any more alcohol beverage
places in the city the neon signs seem to be too much
now.
Simches: I signed the ordinance (prohibiting more
alcohol beverage dispensing in the city) in 1986.
McKay: At this point, the city has defined no alcohol
beverage establishments may be located within 2,500 feet
of one another. It is constitutional, and I will work to
maintain the character of the city.
Znika: I support the ordinance.
Wolfe: It is a good law.

How would you work to bring the
business and private components
together within the community?
McKay: I believe it is a misunderstanding that you
should make the commercial district disappear. We have
a separate commercial district, and we need to understand
it and meet our neighbors.
Simches: I look for a balance between residential and
business in the city, and it has to come from the residents
of the city. We have an area zoned as commercial and I
believe we have a good mix.
Kramer: Residential and commercial have to come
together. It is a balance. If we want change, we have to
bring together the commercial and residential to make that
change.
Shumard: I believe we have a good mix now. We
have designated more area residential-office-retail, and we
are cutting down on the areas zoned commercial. And let's
face it, I don't believe many commercial businesses can
exist way out here.
Wolfe: We need ways to bring the community and the
commercial interest together, perhaps through mutual
beautification or a common beach-style construction. I
believe the community and the businesses need to work
together through the commission to keep the community
as Island-ish as possible.
Znika: There are very few vacant lots left for any
expansion, and with the ROR zoning, there is little room
for business expansion. I believe communication between
businesses and the community will get better.

Private consultants' fees have
been high of late. What new
methods would you use to stop
sending issues to the city's
attorneys and planners?
Kramer: I was instrumental is trying to get the city to
acquire Bean Point. We had a resolution drawn, it went
to the attorney for corrections, and we didn't get it back
in time and the city lost out The attorney should be avail-
able for any member of the commission.
Simches: Consultant fees are very real to us all. The
problem is the litigation, especially when it goes to court
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CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
as happened with the Cains' dispute, can add a lot to the
legal budget. I'm very sensitive to the city's attorney fees,
although we're still less than the other cities on the Island.
McKay: Lawyers are a part of everyday life. Lawyers
are necessary for fact gathering it's a tool to gain
knowledge for a decision. We need to gear ourselves up
to come up with ideas and the like, then present them to
the lawyers to put the language together.
Znika: In the last 12 to 18 months, legal fees have
been high. It was a cycle, because we were dealing with
land development regulations, lawsuits and the like.
Wolfe: Due to the LDRs and other issues, the attor-
ney has had to be used. But the commission can talk to the
attorney we're not locked and shackled about talking
to the attorney, but we're trying to become more cost-
conscious when it comes to legal fees.
Shumard: I know on the planning commission, we
work things out as far as we can go and run them out to
our limit before we go to the attorneys. I believe we should
use lawyers very sparingly.

Should Anna Maria give the
proposed one-cent sale tax to the
schools, or keep the funds it
would generate and use the
money for infrastructure
improvements?
Znika: We will be looking to between $700,000-
$800,000 in income in the nextfive years, and we can use it
without having to raise property taxes. I'm in favor of it.
Wolfe: I'm for the cities being able to use the money
for the next five years.
Shumard: I'm for keeping it. We can use it for im-
provement purposes in the city.
Kramer: I'm personally not in favor of raising any
taxes, but if it comes, I'm in favor of keeping it. We could
use the money.
Simches: I'm for keeping the money. It's a tax lev-
ied for all the people in Manatee County, and it will en-
hance the chances for the referendum to pass.
McKay: I've constantly supported the city's doing
what it can to take care of its own infrastructure.


It was standing-room-only during the Islander Bystander candidates forum last week, with more than 100 people in
attendance for the two-hour political discussion.


How would you like to see the
city look in five years?
McKay: I would like to see a residential, small-town
community.
Simches: I don't think you'll see any major changes.
The city is basically residential. The changes will come
from correcting the drainage problems, building a bike
path, and improving health, safety and welfare. But the
character of the city won't change, and I'd like to think
that in five years you can walk or drive down the streets
and not be able to see anything different.
Kramer: I don't' think you'll see any changes as
long as we can control the Florida Department of Trans-
portation, which seems to have the idea of putting concrete


over the entire state. I'd like to see more trees and shrubs
along the right-of-way.
Shumard: There are some improvements planned, but
the big thing is the beautification of the Island, with things
like parks. If we dress up the roads, we will improve the
whole community.
Wolfe: I trust we will have improved the infrastruc-
ture, and have one facility in Anna Maria for police and
city services. I hope we will have a city that is as sweet
and calm and quiet as we have now.
Znika: The population of Anna Maria now is 1,744.
When the lots are built out, we'll have about 200 more
people. I don't think we'll see a lot of change with 200
more people in the city. You won't ever notice it until you
go to the post office.


PUBLIC NOTICE

Dear Concerned Anna Maria Citizens;

As the City Election approaches on Feb. 8th, the members of the
Pine Avenue Group continues its vigilant battle against vacations of
city owned alleys and beach accesses, against expansion of the
Sandbar Restaurant and against the further commercial develop-
ment of Anna Maria.
To the end, we have conducted thorough face-to-face interviews
with each individual candidate for City Commission in an attempt to
determine which candidate will be the strongest defender of our
primarily residential "Island Way of Life".
Our opinion is that Mr. Chuck Shumard and Mr. Leon Kramer
are those candidates. Therefore, we heartily endorse these two
men for Anna Maria City Commission.
Of course, you have the option of voting for THREE commission
seats, however, we strongly encourage you to vote for only TWO
seats. By limiting your vote to Mr. Shumard and Mr. Kramer, you
increase its weight, and hence increase the likelihood of these two
candidates winning two of the three available City Commission
seats.
REMEMBER THE FUTURE OF ANNA MARIA DEPENDS
ON YOUR VOTE!


Sincerely,

The Pine Avenue Group
(PAG)
Paid Political Advertisement, Paid for by Teri and Doug Wendt, 104 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria; Coyne and Jean Knight, 110 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; Fred and Lucretia Edmister,
108 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; and Judy Adams, 204 Spring Lane, Anna Maria, indepen-
dently of Mr. Chuck Shumard or Mr. Leon Kramer.
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FOR ANNA MARIA MAYOR
The City Anna Maria is a special place to live, I am committed to preserving the small
town quality of life we enjoy with respect to the people, the land, the beaches and the beauty
of nature. I shall continue to work towards those ends and strive to represent the interests and
concerns of the people who call Anna Maria their home.



The lowest millage rate on the Island with a steady growth in the city's budget reserves;
over $200,000 during my administration.
NO MUNICIPAL DEBT I oppose financing city projects with bond issues and
have obtained grants to add a sidewalk to the Humpback Bridge, dredgeand improve thedrain-
age flow of Lake LaVista Channel and get an island-wide stormwater management study.
RESPONSIVE CITY GOVERNMENT -IlistenedtothecitizensofAnnaMaria
when I opposed attempts to restrict all parking on the Gulf side of Anna Maria; opposed attempts to
close the Anna Maria Post Office; passed a resolution opposing attempts to dredge Tampa Bay; ob-
tained representation for the three cities of Anna Maria on the MPO.
A STRONGER VOICE IN OUR FUTURE-During my 5 year admin-
istration I have made many valuable contacts will be used to benefit our city in addressing
future issues.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN CITY GOVERNMENT -
We have attracted more volunteers to study city issues than any previous administration,
resulting in grants for the beautification of the city.
FAIR CITY GOVERNMENT- Ioppose tax increases thatjeopardizepeopleon fixed
-incomes. I oppose legislation that places property owners in jeopardy. I oppose violence and support
due process. I encourage neighbor-to-neighbor resolution of problems to try to avoid using the City
Commission or the courts to settle disputes. I oppose consolidation of the three cities. Respect theprop-
erty owners' rights. My office will continue an open-door policy.

TO ALL VOTERS IN ANNA MARIA:
I enjoy representing the people of Anna Maria and
the Island and would appreciate your vote and support
for another term as Mayor.
Confidence VOTE FEBRUARY 8,1994 Integrity
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A new order in order
Honesty and open doors are our policy. They are sorely
needed in the City of Anna Maria.
The days of "good old boy politics" need to come to an
end. And only you can change things by voting.
We'll take honesty and and perhaps a limited amount of
political experience over what now appears to be backroom
deals and polished rhetoric.
Take, for instance, the situation with the city's alleged
vacation of property (beach access) at Coconut and Gulf
Drive (formerly Snapper Street). At our campaign forum last
week, commission candidate Doug Wolfe was asked what
prompted him to write to property owner John Dooms on
city letterhead, signed as vice mayor, stating that according
to past ordinances it had indeed been vacated. "Discussion
at a city meeting," was his reply.
We pressed for all answer. "Under what authority did
you write to Mr. Dooms?" Wolfe said the mayor told him
to write the letter.
If Simches did tell Wolfe to write the letter, it wasn't
during a public meeting.
Simches compounded his problems by holding a "pri-
vate" press conference on the issue last year. On approach-
ing city hall, we took notice of a group of residents on the
steps of city hall. They appeared upset.
Once inside, the first question to Simches was, "What
are all the people outside upset about?" He said they were
taken care of, then proceeded to "clarify a situation" that had
produced a flurry of letters from citizens.
It was apparent only after the press conference that the citi-
zens were there to attend the session or at least listen.
On hiring a new building inspector, Wolfe excluded
search committee members from the selection process, and
our present inspector's application was noted with a salary,
starting date, and health insurance information all prior
to the job's closing date. Done deal?
With these thoughts in mind, we offer our endorsements
for a new political era.
For commissioner, Chuck Shumard. Caring, thought-
ful, and committed to preserving the single-family, residen-
tial character of Anna Maria.
For commissioner, Leon Kramer, new to politics but
actively involved in Bean Point preservation and dedicated
to the fight against the 65-foot bridge to the Island.
For commnissi~ner, incumbent Max inika for another
term. He puts a great deal of time into city business, keep-
ing the daily wheels turning. He listens to the concerns of the
"old guard" and, if he stays open to new opinions, he'll con-
tinue to do well. .
For mayor, we recommend George McKay. With
George, we will get open government,'thoughtful consider-
ation of issues for both sides and personnel and administra-
tive management thathas been lacking for some time.




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No more crowding
While "crawling" in traffic down Manatee Avenue
trying to reach my family's Gulf front home on Anna
Mai a. I could not help but recall a time 49 years ago when
all I saw on the beaches were birds and paving was not
conducive to safe driving (though we rarely met anybody
else going our way).
Well, alot of other frozen northerners liked what we
all liked a slow pace and therapeutic, lovely beaches -
and eventually, the business community followed us with
services. Motels were included in this move. They were
built to house all the new lookers.
Now a new wrinkle has surfaced. Somebody is ques-
tioning the interpretation of zoning of units as it relates to
dwelling uses.
A town attorney makes the case that the interpretation
- say by a greedy party who would like to increase den-
sity could go to court and create problems.
I recall vividly 20 years ago when I helped put three
Pinellas County commissioners in the "pokey" for accept-
ing bribes.
The people in this community have said no more crowd-
ing. They don't want the density increased from 10 units to
20.Let any courtbeatthat As forpossiblelegal actions by one
of those greedy turkeys I mentioned above, tell your city at-
torney to see to it that that supposed loophole is closed.
P. Imperato, Retired land developer

The Islander is great news source
Thank you for providing me with a resource so that I
do not become an "Island bystander."
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opportunity to sink roots.
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community activities on the Island has enabled me to
quickly become involved in activities which interest me.
Keep up the good work!
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Kudos for beautification efforts
Editor's note: This letter was addressed to Harry
Brown and Susan Kehne of Las Vegas, Nev., and
Bradenton Beach.


The Bradenton Beach Civic Association commends you
for the beautification and improvements you have made to.
your property in the 300 block of Bay Drive South.
The landscaping, picketfence and arbors enhance the
neighborhood. Renovation of the exteriors of the buildings
further enhance that area.
As you know from your membership in the associa-
tion, it is composed of more than 100 homeowners and
businesses in our city. Its motto is "Help Bradenton Beach.
Be the Best It Can Be."
The association is pleased to salute you as the first
recipient of its commendation for beautification and im-
provement. Our congratulations.
SIda D. Cuthbertson,
Bradenton Beach Civic Association
Clarification of density district:
Reichard
As a councilwoman and a representative of the citi-
zens of the city of Holmes Beach, I want to clarify my
position on the A-1 district density issue that has thank-
fully caught the attention of our voting public.
Iam diametrically opposed to increasing density and
any other actin that would ruin the valued residential qual-
ity of our Island. My voting record on council over the last
year stands as proof.
It was brought to council's attention by our lawyer at
a December work session that our land development code
regarding the Hotel/Motel density in the A-i district was
not clearly defined. I was appalled to learn that in a court
of law, the codes written could be challenged and that a
judge could interpret that our codes now decree that a
Hotel/Motel owner could rebuild or remodel at 120 units
per acre.
With the intent to clarify and clean up our city's codes
and in order to ensure that an increase in density could be
prevented, the council turned this problem over to the
planning commission to help us address and rectify the
situation.
Mary Ellen Reichard, Council MemberHolmes Beach
Correction
Free tax preparation assistance offered at the Island
Branch Library is conducted by Volunteer Internal Tax As-
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THOSE WERE THE dAYS
By June Alder_____________


Professional ballroom dancer Reynard with a partner billed as "Marcia."


REMEMBERING

PETE REYNARD


New Manager for Yacht Club -
Pete Reynard, from Clearwater, has
bought the concession for the Yacht Club
bar and restaurant from Mike Vertich. Mr.
Reynard has been managing popular res-
taurant in Clearwater for about four years.
Before that he had considerable experi-
ence in the restaurant business in New
York. Islanders welcome.Mr. Reynard
and his wife Eleanor.
The Islander, Oct. 28, 1954

This item tucked in at the foot of a
column of Garden Club news on the front
page of Harry Varley's newspaper of 40
years ago should have been in the head-
lines in retrospect. But who could have
imagined that this Greek immigrant with
the French name would so quickly turn the
failed private yacht club into a fabulously
successful restaurant that put tiny Anna
Maria Island on the tourist map.
Pete Reynard's success story began in
the early 1920s. He was 16 years old when
he signed on as a seaman aboard a
freighter captained by his uncle. His first
voyage took him across the Atlantic to
New York. It happened that the ship
docked on the Jersey side of the Hudson
River near the famed Palisades Amuse-
ment Park. The sights and sounds of the
summertime gaiety were irresistible to the
lad watching from the deck of the ship.
And when the ship steamed out of New
York harbor, Pete wasn't aboard.
Because his uncle didn't report him to
U.S. immigration authorities he was able
to get working papers. He started out as a
bus boy in a New York restaurant, work-
ing his way up the ladder to waiter captain
and head waiter. Meanwhile, he had
proudly become an American citizen.
Pete also had a taste for show busi-
ness. He took ballroom dancing lessons
and worked up a dance act, touring the
country with various partners in the 1930s
and '40s. But while he was on a USO tour
entertaining World War II troops, a severe
attack of pleurisy ended this career.
After he recovered, Pete and his wife
Eleanor decided to take off for warmer
climes. They settled first in Clearwater
where Pete soon made a name for himself
as a restaurant manager, using radio and
television to good advantage.
One day Pete and Eleanor came by boat
toHolmesBeachand tiedup atthe cityyacht


basin. Pete got to talking with the operator
of the snack bar there and ended up buying
him out He refurbished and enlarged the
place and reopened it in 1954 as "Pete
Reynard's Yacht Club Restaurant"
I remember my first trip to the Island
with my family in 1958. We went to
Reynard's everybody did.
Who could forget the genial host
with the pencil-thin mustache who
greeted us at the door. And his blonde
wife behind the cash register. The food
was delicious, the nautical setting memo-
rable especially the lounge where
beautiful mermaids seemingly swam in a
tank among swaying seaweed fronds (on
film, of course).
Pete Reynard's fame continued to
spread and patrons came by the busload.
Then came a setback. A midnight fire on
March 17, 1965, gutted the restaurant.
But Pete's came back better and big-
ger than ever, with many innovations.
Many eating spots had salad bars by
then. But Pete gave his version a unique
twist. It revolved. Slow enough so that
you could stand in one spot and load up
your plate with delicious viands from
compartments kept perpetually filled by
an unseen hand behind a curtain. Then
there was a revolving dining room you
didn't realize was moving until you no-
ticed a change in the scenery outside the
picture windows.
Pete was at the pinnacle of success by
1975 when he and Eleanor went off on one
of their annual trips to Greece. But it was to
be his last. He died in Athens of a heart at-
tack and was buried in his homeland. Four
hundred people attended the memorial ser-
vice back on Anna Maria Island.
Eleanor would not let Pete's dream
die. She ran the restaurant and (with the
help of her second second husband, Tony
Tatakis) continued its high standards for
several years. In the late '80s Eleanor re-
luctantly sold out, but the new owners
never recaptured the old magic, and at a
bankruptcy auction sale on the county
courthouse steps just a few weeks ago,
Eleanor Tatakis regained ownership.
She has vowed to restore Reynard's
to the elegant landmark dining and gath-
ering place it once was. We're rooting for
you, Eleanor.
Next: The big freeze


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Beach ordinance debate continues in Anna Maria


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Thomas Jefferson would surely have been pleased to
hear the cordial but impassioned debate at Anna Maria
City's commission meeting last week.
The question of "who owns the beach" continues to
spark debate about basic rights whether bestowed by
the constitution, limited by state and city authority or guar-
anteed by a land deed. The public's rights established by
customary use of the beach are also in question.
At a special meeting two weeks ago and again at last
week's commission meeting beach-front land owners domi-
nated the discussion over a controversial beach ordinance.
The ordinance in question prohibits alcohol, pets,
vehicles, bicycles and fires on the beach. The property
owners believe Florida statutes and other city ordinances


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The committee to study police services on the Island
has been stalemated by the lack of a representative from
Holmes Beach.
The Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials re-
cently agreed to form the committee with a non-elected
representative from each city. Anna Maria appointed
Vince Mercadante, Bradenton Beach appointed John
Kaufmann and Holmes Beach appointed Snooks Adams.
However, Adams resigned from the committee two weeks
ago and the city has yet to appoint a replacement
Kaufmann and Mercadante met last week in
Bradenton Beach to discuss the scope of their study.
Kaufmann, who had received the committee's charge
from elected officials at their last meeting, told
Mercadante, 'We are to determine whether or not the Is-
land police forces can be consolidated and what are the
options. As we break down those options, we are to do a
cost analysis on each."
Mercadante said the committee could also explore


are sufficient to keep order and prevent undesirable con-
duct on the city's beaches while allowing them to unre-
stricted use of their own property. They view the beach
ordinance as restrictive and unlawful.
City officials fear law enforcement would be nearly
impossible if they remove the ordinance from the code.
The circular argument always returns to the question of
"where is the beach."
Historically, the mean high water mark which con-
tinually changes has been the dividing line between pub-
lic and private land. In order to define the line more
clearly, City Attorney Jim Dye drafted an ordinance
which gives the city jurisdiction over the portions of the
beach between the first dune and water's edge. The prop-
erty owners object to Dye's definition and take exception
to the ordinance.


grant funding for police services. He also suggested
checking with cities of similar size for input on their po-
lice services.
Kaufmann suggested getting information gathered by
electedofficials who were members of previous police study
committee. He said the group never got as far as cost studies.
"There seems to be a growing concern over the ris-
ing costs in the police departments and there are questions
on whether there are some more economical options to
provide the same services. Those questions have never
been fully answered."
Kaufmann said once the committee has recommen-
dations, it will make presentations to each city council and
they will make a determination on having public hearings
to get input from the residents.
"The councils will take up the emotional issue of it,"
said Kaufmann, "but we don't have to concern ourselves
with that All we're interested in is the facts, m'am. We
have to very unbiased in our research."
A second meeting will be scheduled after Holmes
Beach appoints its representative.


"You have the right to draft an ordinance but you
don't have the right to deprive me of my constitutional
rights," said Bill Edenfield. "What gives the city the right
to decide what to do with my property."
Don Tarantola, director of public works, would like
to be able to clearly define the portion of beach under the
city's jurisdiction.
"The mean high water mark cannot be shown on a
map," Tarantola said. "The dune line can be photo-
graphed, the mean high water line cannot"
Mike Miller, North Shore Driveresident, said, "You
may not fix a line on the beach. The line moves with the
water. You must come to the conclusion that you're not
going to regulate private property. When you write an
ordinance, you must write it as ifit applied to all property
within the city not just beachfront property."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe agreed with Miller's as-
sessment.
"The city would be wrong to arbitrarily interfere with
private property rights," Wolfe said. "Customary rights can
beappliedto whenlandis inuse for longtime. Herethe sand
shifts so the customary rights of the public do not apply."
Though no decision was made, Mayor Ray Simches
expressed optimism about last Tuesday's debate.
"We're making progress we've come along way,"
he said. "We're not giving away anything. The property
owners feel we've taken something away. We're trying
to achieve balance. The property owners have their sov-
ereign rights."
Tom Turner, chairman of the code enforcement
board, spoke in favor of retaining a strong city ordinance.
"We have to have an ordinance in order for the po-
lice to enforce order," he said.
After a lengthy debate, Simches directed each of the
commissioners to summarize their thoughts atd interpre-
tations so the city attorney can draft an ordinance consis-
tent with the commission's findings.
Tarantola urged the property owners to meet and "red
line" the objectionable ordinance so the city could con-
sider their ideas and wishes.
A special city meeting will be scheduled after the at-
torney has studied all recommendations and drafted yet
another version of the ordinance.


ELECT
George McKay
FOR
MAYOR -"
City of Anna Maria
Keep a conservative voice
Reinforce your Representation
on the City Commission
VOTE FEBRUARY 8th
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ELECT


CHUCK SHUMARD
for
City Commissioner
of
Anna Maria
"A true voice of the People."
6 years experience
.1 ..in Anna Maria
City Planning
A Full-Time
Commissioner

VOTE for
CHUCK FEB. 8
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Holmes Beach representative


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A GEN-
ERAL ELECTION will be held in the City of
Anna Maria on Tuesday, February 8, 1994
from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This election is being held for the purpose of
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On line
Dispatcher Pat Oates, acting Police Chief Jay Romine
and Mayor Pat Geyer, left to right, show the new 800
MHz radio system that was recently installed in the
Holmes Beach Police Department's dispatch center
and all police vehicles. The system came on line Jan.
21, five years after the dispatch center was resurrected,
and gives the department the ability to communicate
directly with all public safety departments in the
county. Geyer praised the Manatee County Sheriffs
Department for cooperating with the city in obtaining
and installing the system at a considerable savings to
taxpayers. The total cost of the equipment was $25,000.
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To Robert McElheny, 'timing is everything'


By Rick Fleury
Islander Reporter
Timing.
To some, just the thought scrapes uneasy nerve end-
ings. To others, timing is a daily challenge.


'I had a
choice
between
diapers or
tires, so I
quit' says
Robert
McElheny.


To Robert McElheny, 'Timing
is everything."
This week, Mr. McElheny, a
46-year-old father of two, hus-
band, Anna Maria homeowner
and general manager of one of the
state's largest car dealerships, de-
parts from his 70-hour workweek
and daily Tampa commute for
four-days of "playing golf." At
least, that's what he compares it
to.
He'll actually be driving car
number 50 in the GTS Class of the
"Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona" at


the Daytona International Speedway on Friday and Sat-
urday this week.
Sponsored by IMSA, the International Motorsports
Association, the 24-hour race is Daytona's "Le Mans" -
a test of endurance for both car and driver.
McElheny is one of more than 50 five-driver teams
in this year's race each driver taking rotating stints of
approximately two lours behind the wheel, racing for first
position on the bedding 3.56-mile track after 24 hours.
Some drivers are better day drivers, McElheny explains.
Some better at night But all are prepared for whatever the
weather happens to throw at them.
"It's like the mail," he says. "No matter what the
weather is, we race."
Sponsored by Hooters Restaurants, Howard Johnsons
and a dozen or so smaller sponsors none of which are
"big dollar" sponsors, McElheny clarifies Car 50's
"independent"'team of five drivers, an owner/driver and
a crew of 25 eat at Hooters and sleep at HoJo's in places
like Daytona and Sebring (site of the nation's oldest en-
durance race) simply for the thrill of the sport.
"Our budget doesn't equal the catering budget of last
year's Nissan team," he says. "Money can't buy fun.
We're just a bunch of guys having a big time. I work 70
hours a week so I can do this."


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Mr. McElheny: At home with Chevy
("But if we had money," he adds, "we could win. And
that would be fun.")
Last year's "big time" scored a sixth place finish for
the "50" car a "full-bore race car" made with Chevy
parts and a Camaro body.
This year, the team will be driving a new "Camaro"
in the GTS (arger engine) class that includes Jaguars, 911
Porsches and 300 ZX Nissans all under new rules in a
new class. After several of the major teams dropped out
last year because of skyrocketing costs, IMSA created the
WSC (World Sports Car) class limiting the cost and
technology owners can put into cars. Good news for the
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- minus a couple of decades or so.
After his second daughter came along in 1974, he
found himself at a crossroads.
"I had a choice between diapers or tires, so I quit,"
says McElheny.
But now, some 20 years later, with daughter Shannon
a senior at Florida State and Kelly at Georgia Southern,
he's back behind the wheel. His wife, Bonnie, whom he
met in ninth grade, continues to "tolerate" his passion.
("She doesn't like it because it occupies my time," he says.
"But she accepts what I do.")
And she'll be there next week in Daytona with Kelly.
Shannon won't be able to make it this year due to GRE
exams.
And folks from Abraham Chevrolet in Tampa, some
back home in Dade and Hillsborough Counties and
friends from Anna Maria Island will be keeping track of
car number 50 this weekend every four hours on ESPN
- as well as in the many races to come.
Until, of course, the "timing" calls for retirement,
whenever that is.
"When I grow up I want to be successful," he says,
with a tinge of sarcasm.
He talks of his small orange grove in Picnic, Fla., his
hot air balloon, his small collection of donkeys and cats
and his various other "toys."
"I'll live in Anna Maria and have a grove in Picnic,"
he says with a smile. "Isn't that great? Only in America
can you do that"
But until that day of "success," he says, he's "happy
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Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
All of the people who have been hit by the flu this
winter know that this bug has the worst sting of all. It
seems to almost enjoy sweeping through the entire na-
tion knocking nearly everyone, Islanders included,
down with a high temperature, killer
cough, and agonizing aches.
I spent a full weekend trying to
battle it, plus Monday and Tuesday, to
no avail. I never thought I'd be glad to
go back to school, but school is much
better than staying home sick.
For one thing, I was confined to
bed. This meant no sitting on the sofa ,
watching Days of Our Lives or Gen-
eral Hospital. It also meant no reading,
drawing, or catching up on homework.
No marathon telephone gossip ses-
sions even if I found a sick friend also
staying home.
There is no cheating on these rules. The "Ever
Watchful Eyes of Mother" prevented me from doing
anything other than sipping orange juice, taking medi-
cine, having my temperature taken endlessly, and lots
of sleeping.
I'm not complaining exactly. Ilove to stay home and
sleep until noon. Ijust didn't like the part where my throat
felt like someone dragged a cheese grater over it!
It's easy to get whiny when you're sick. Your skin
is hot, but inside you feel chilled. Your head hurts,


your throat hurts, and you're sick of being sick.
So, what can you do? Simple! You whine, com-
plain, act pitiful, and make everyone else miserable,
too. I apologized when I began to feel better because
otherwise I was afraid no one would bring me soup,
juice and comfort ... the next time I'm sick.
There's also a fun side to being sick.
Like having really long, delirious
dreams that overlap into reality. I was
; .R M dreaming I wasthestarofmyown tele-
,. vision series when I woke up wonder-
ing where all the cameras went! Then
I dreamed I was hiking at the North
Pole only to wake up shivering with a
fever and a temperature more like what
you'd find in the Sahara Desert. All
these swings between dreams and
wakefulness got me pretty paranoid Of
course, it was hard not to be after
that dream about vampire chickens
chasing me around Holmes Beach!
Being sick is definitely a drag and I've learned the
best thing is to follow doctor's (yes, and Mom's) or-
ders to get better. Otherwise, you just end up bored
and sorry for yourself with nothing promising for the
future except a ton of make-up math homework.
But now I have to turn off the computer and get
out of here ... I feel sleepy and I think I hear those
dar chickens scratching outside my door!
Katharine is a 7th grade student at King Middle
School and a resident of Holmes Beach.


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Edward Ganos of Allen Park, Mich., son of Dr. and Mrs.
Thomas Ganos of Holmes Beach and Allen Park. She is
also the daughter of the late Virginia Spanski.
The couple will wed in the summer of 1994.
Miss Spanski is a graduate of Lincoln Park High School,
Lincoln Park, Mich. She is employed with Ganos Enterprises.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Maine Central
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Island chorus needs
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More singers are urgently needed to reinforce the
choral section of the Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra and Chorus.
The group is practicing the Gloria by Vivaldi for a
March 6 concert and Bach's Cantata No. 84 for an April
24 performance.
Rehearsals for both orchestra and chorus are held
each Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the
Roser Memorial Church, 518 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Singers with reasonable experience are requested to
attend the next rehearsal or call William Bartelsman at
778-6517.

Bernard guild holds
Valentine party
The Ladies of St. Bernard Guild will be offering a
Dessert Card Party and Style Show at the Welsmiller
Activity Center Tuesday, Feb. 15, at noon.
Guests are asked to bring their own playing cards or
games. New spring fashions will be presented by Island
businesses Mr. Roberts, Beach Style Sportswear and Sun
and Surf Beach Shop.
To make reservations call Theresa Wieclaw at 792-
1100, JoAnn Heyne at 778-6418, Mabel Peltier at 778-
5432 or the church office at 778-4769. Admission is $5.

Woman's Club sponsors
yard sale
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will con-
duct a yard sale at the home of Anna Steup, 458 63rd St.,
Holmes Beach, on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 am. to 1 p.m.
Potpourri, clothing, kitchen ware, books, and small
appliances will be available. Proceeds will fund the
organization's endeavors to support education, the Island
Branch Library and a host of other causes.

Clowning around
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will present
a program featuring "Saggy Baggy" the clown on Mon-
day, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
The public is invited to see Kaye Hopkins demon-
strate clown makeup and enjoy refreshments at the Gal-
lery at 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed
by the program at 7:00. A general meeting will be held
immediately after the program. Admission is free.
For further information call 778-6694.

Free child
immunizations offered
The HRS Manatee County mobile unit will provide
free immunizations for any child two months through 12
years of age from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 11 at the
community center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
The childhood shots will be offered free regardless of
family income. The child's immunization records should be
brought to the center for updating on the day the shots are
given.
For more information, call 748-1908.


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Taking a break
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sorting
SA donated chairgave co-chair
Marguerite Carrick a nice
place for a much-needed break
from collecting, sorting and
pricing merchandise for the
Island Garden Club's upcom-
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from 9:30-1:30p.m. at the
Anna Maria School in Holmes
Beach. Items not sold will be
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center. Leftover clothing will be
given to Roser Church. Resting
with Marguerite is BobCarrick
(left) and Jim Kane, also co-
chairs of the evenL

Collagelacrylic
workshops at art league
A one-day collage paper workshop and a Saturday
acrylic painting and mixed-media class will be taught by
artist Lee Mears at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd. in Holmes Beach.
The collage paper workshop is set for Monday, Feb.
7 from 9:30 am. to 3 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes
all materials. The workshop will focus on using various
techniques including rubbing and printing to create pa-
per for paintings and mixed media works.
The Saturday acrylics class will meet from 9:30 am.
to 12:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19. Tuition is $50 for a five-
week session plus a $5 registration fee for non-members.
Pre-registration is necessary as class size is limited.
Contact the Art League at 778-2099 for more informa-
tion or to obtain a list of materials for the class.
Donations needed for
center rummage sale
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is seek-
ing donations for the annual winter rummage sale.
The center is asking for donations of used clothing,
household items, furniture, small appliances, tools, etc.
The sale will be held indoors from 8:30 am. to 1:30
p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 407 Magnolia Ave.
All proceeds will benefit the center's year-round pro-
grams and services for all ages.
To make a donation or for information, call 778-1908.

Thieves' market this
weekend
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' Thieves' Market
will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in the parking area of Pete Reynard's/Shuckers Dockside
Grill in Holmes Beach.
The market will offer great values in trash, treasures
and crafts.
Booth space to sell clutter, crafts or whatnots is still
available for a rental fee of $10. Call 778-5934 or 778-
3022 to make a reservation.

Money management
seminars at library
Two workshops entitled "Advanced Investment Strate-
gies- Taking You Beyond the Basics" will be presented by
Cynthia Olcott, a certified financial planner, and John Sharp,
Jr., at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach on Satur-
day, Feb. 12, and Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Both workshops start at 10:15 a.m.
The public is invited. For information call 755-7000.

Writers group meets at
library Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet in the Island
Branch Library, Holmes Beach, on Monday, Feb. 7, at
10:15 am.
Paula Biles will speak on "Copyright Law: What It
Means To You."
For information call 729-2399 or 778-6879.






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Annual meeting slated
at library
The annual meeting ofFriends of
the Island library will be held on Feb.
15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Walker-Swift
Room.
Edsel Erickson, Ed D., will.
make a presentation immediately
follow the meeting. Erickson is the
president of Learning Publications,
Inc., publishers of books designed
Erickson to help psychologists, social work-
ers and teachers improvejob perfor-
mance.
The meeting is open to the general public.

Bernard's hold pancake-
breakfast Sunday
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach will
hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and cof-
fee complete the menu.
Adults tickets are $2.50 and children's are $1.

Off Stage Ladies hold
luncheon
The Off Stage Ladies, a support group for the Island
Players, will celebrate St. Valentines Day with a meet-
ing followed by a luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the
Chart House, Longboat Key.
Festivities will start at 11:30 am. with a social hour
and all members are invited to bring their favorite guy.
Noted musician Brian Beebe will entertain.
For details and reservations, call Vivian Wahlman at
792-0678.

Hi-12 to meet at Robar
All Masons and friends are invited to meet for lunch
at Cafe Robar on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City on
Thursday, Feb. 3, at 12 noon.
Freeman Stittsworth will speak on genealogy.

Volunteers sought for
upcoming health fair
Volunteers and registrations for booth space are be-
ing sought for a Health Fair scheduled to take place at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center in February.
A variety of screenings, specialized tests, exercise-
program demonstrations and informal displays will be
offered at the first-ever Anna Maria Health Fair being
sponsored by the AMI Forever Young organization. The
newly formed volunteer group represents the Island's
active retired population.
There will be no admission charge for the event but
some tests and screenings may require payment
Scores of health-related businesses and organizations
are expected to participate in the day-long fair which will
be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 19.
Anyone interested in registering for space at the in-
side fair may call the Community Center at 778-1908.
Volunteers interested in assisting the committee prior to
or during the event are invited to contact the center dur-
ing daytime hours.

Oil painting classes to
be offered
Mary Ducharme will conduct a six-week class in oil
painting at the Artists Guild Gallery at 5414 Marina Dr.
in Holmes Beach beginning Feb. 14.
The classes will be from 10 am. to 12:30 p.m. every
Monday. Cost of the class is $35. A $10 refundable de-
posit fee is also required.
Call the gallery at 778-6694 or 778-3036 for further
information.

Help preschool group form
Parents who are interested in forming a children's
play group for small children, age five and under, please
contact Ursula Stemm at 778-7675.
Play groups are casual gatherings at parents' homes
or at public place for an hour or so on a weekly basis.


Historical society
installs officers, board
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society installed
1994 officers and board members at its Jan. 20 meeting.
Officers are Carolyne Norwood, president; Jane
Adam, vice president; Betty Hill, recording secretary;
Sarah Bicknell, corresponding secretary; and George
Norwood, treasurer.
Board members are Paula Tripp, John Deam, Bub
Stewart, Pat Copeland, George McKay and Doug
Wolfe.

'Forever Young' social
set Monday
AMI Forever Young, the Island's newest organization
seeking to establish friendships and offer activities for ac--
tive retired persons, will hold its monthly social gathering
from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, at the Anna
Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
All are welcome and there is no fee. A program on
personal safety will be presented by Corporal Pat Morris
of the Manatee County Sheriff s Dept.
For more details or to request transportation, call the
center at 778-1908.

Gallery West holds open
house Feb. 12
Island Gallery West invites the public to an open
house to meet new artists and members on Saturday,
Feb. 12, from 2 to 7 p.m.
The gallery is located at 5348 E. Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. Call 778-6648 for more information.


Slim Goodbody at Van Wezel
Slim Goodbody, whose television specials for PBS,
Nickelodeon and CBS have instructed millions of
children about the importance of health and fitness,
makes his Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall debut in
"Slim Goodbody's Dinosaur Days, at 10:30 a.m.,
Saturday, Feb. 19. Tickets are $5.50. Call the Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall box office at 1-800-826-
9303for ticket information.

Off Island happenings
American Association of University Women,
Manatee County Branch will meet Saturday, Feb. 12, at
9 a.m. at the Bradenton Country Club. The program is
a panel discussion, "Gender Equity and Sexual Dis-
crimination." Brunch is $7.50. Call Ann Cruikshank at
792-8821 or Margaret Griffin at 748-7836 for reserva-
tions by Feb. 9.
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S., will be receiving for "The 3rd Annual Town of
Longboat Key Exhibit" Feb. 16 and 17 from 10 am. to
4 p.m. Entry fees are $10 for members and $15 for non-
members. The exhibit opens on Feb. 24. The center is
also having a demonstration in "Sumi-e Oriental Brush
Painting" by Michiko Mathews on Saturday, Feb. 5, at
2 p.m. The donation is $3. For more information on both
events call 383-2345.


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Teacher of the
Year
Second-grade teacher
Marsha Brockway is
Anna Maria Elementary
School's nomination for
Manatee County's
Teacher of the Year.
Brockway taught for 11
years in Michigan and
joined the Anna Maria
Elementary staff nine
years ago. She is certified
to teach through the sixth
grade and has a degree
in math and a master's
degree in reading
education. The county's
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School


Working their way to St.
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Vicki Small's fourth- and fifth-grade split class is
working to earn $3,200 to make an overnight field trip
to historic St. Augustine in late February. Family ovens
have baked hundreds of cookies, and a lot of popcorn
has been sold by the class to get them approximately
$700 away from their goal. Jessica Foraker, left, and
Amanda Parsels work on one of many posters advertis-
ing the class's final fundraiser a raffle of more than
26prizes donated by Island and off-Island businesses.
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Lunch: Nachos & Cheese or Pizza, Corn,
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All meals served with milk.


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Mattie Rosella Eisenlohr
Mattie Rosella Eisenlohr, 84, of Hart, Mich., and
Bradenton Beach, died Jan. 23 at her Bradenton Beach home.
Born in Hart, Mrs. Eisenlohr was a winter resident of
Bradenton Beach. She was a retired operator/supervisor
for General Telephone in Michigan. She was a member
of Elbridge Community Church, Hart. She belonged to
Oceana County Democratic Party, American Red Cross
and American Cancer Society.
She is survived by a daughter, Priscilla Trommater of
Hart; two sons, Richard, of Hart, and Robert of Bear Lake,
Mich.; four sisters, Elizabeth Robarge, Edna Mosely,
Roberta Norton and Florence Dubrovin; 11 grandchil-
dren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
No visitation was held. Services were in Michigan.
Burial was in Elbridge Cemetery, Hart. Palmetto Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
Herald H. Higgins
Herald H. Higgins, 87, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 24
at home.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Higgins came to Anna
Maria Island in 1954. He was a chemistry teacher at
Manatee High School and Manatee Junior College from
1954 until his retirement in 1970. He was a reconnais-
sance photographer in World War II, a color photographer
for the Columbus Dispatch and an instructor at Columbus
School of Art. He was a life member of the Ancient Scot-
tish Rite and a Mason. He was a charter member of Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Janice Mattina; and four
grandchildren.
No visitation was held. Private services were held
with the Rev. Jim March officiating. National Cremation
Society, Sarasota chapter, was in charge of the arrange-
ments. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209.

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Dorothy Elizabeth Wiedman, 92, of Anna Maria
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Born in Newcastle, Pa., Mrs. Wiedman came to
Manatee County from Hyattsville, Md., in April 1993.
She was a retired school teacher. She was a Methodist.
She was a member of the Democratic Club of Prince
George's County, Md., and the volunteer fire department
in Brentwood, Md.
She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Hinely of
Anna Maria, Mary Shipley of Bradenton and Nancy Moore
of Hyattsville; a son, Edward, of Maui, Hawaii; a brother,
Russell Houk of Newcastle; 10 grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
No visitation was held. Services will be later in
Maryland. Universal Cremation Society, Bradenton
chapter, was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials
may be made to Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.


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bring snow.
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For it's a rare day when the temperature goes under
forty-five.
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Manatee County Central Library will be sponsoring
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from 11 am. to 1 p.m. The program is free and open to
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American pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder will be re-
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Buddy Morrow, who was a featured player with both
the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey orchestras and is consid-
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Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to Sarasota's Van Wezel Per-
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2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16. Call the hall's box office
at 1-800-826-9303 for ticket information.
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tion with DeSoto Square Mall, Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball
Club and Bill Graham Ford, will be hosting the 2nd An-
nual Sports Fan Fair Sunday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 p.m. un-
til 9:30 p.m. at the DeSoto Square Mall. Events include
an auction of sports memorabilia will fill out the day. The
public is invited.
Herbert Lederer, Ph.D., will present a
psychoanalytical interpretation of myths, legends, fairy
tales and folklore frommany cultures in his lecture,
"Sexual Symbolism in Folk Tales: A Freudian Ap-
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Unsinkable supper club singer visits


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
In its heyday, cabaret-style singing was the rage in
swank big city night clubs. Now after practically disap-
pearing from the scene for more than two decades, the
nearly lost form of entertainment has re-emerged and so
has Julie Wilson who reigned over New York's supper
clubs from the late 1940s to early 1960s.
Wilson recently spent time on the Island with her
long-time friend Bunny Garst of Anna Maria City. The
first-time visitor was fascinated by the Island and is de-
lighted over her return to show business after taking a
nine-year break from the spotlight to take care of her chil-
dren and aging parents.
Though not a household word, Wilson has had her
share of fame. Aside from thrilling supper club audiences
with her torchy, smoky voice, she appeared on Broadway
during the '40s and '50s. She starred in "Pajama Game,"
replaced Mary Martin in "South Pacific" and led the na-
tional company of "Kiss Me, Kate."
Now Wilson is back in the limelight singing songs of
Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.
She has been booked at such New York landmarks as The
Russian Tea Room, the Algonquin and Michael's Pub, a
nightspot on New York's fashionable East Side.
She recently took time out to visit a relative in Sara-
sota and to spend time on the Island with Bunny Garst.
The two first metin Denmark in 1970. Garst was the set


designer and Wilson was one of the stars of "You'lWNever
Miss It," a movie which never opened. Though the film never
made it, the friendship endured and the two never lost touch
with each other.
"We really clicked," Garst said. "It was instant, the
minute we met We don't talk weekly or anything like that
but we are still friends and we make sure we stay in touch
with each other."
In the last few years Wilson has returned not only to
the New York scene, but also performed in London at the
Ritz and at the Pizza in the Park supper club.
In 1992, she made an hour-long live appearance on the
PBS broadcast entitled "The Julie Wilson Song Book."
Called "the Unsinkable Cafe Contralto" by Rhoda
Koenig of New Yorker magazine, the 70-year-old enter-
tainer isn't worried about her age.
"I want you to know, dear. I'm a collector's item," she
told an audience at Michael's Pub. "Being back is like
meeting an old friend. You pick up where you left off.
"I realize I'm on my last few times around the track
and I want to die with my boots on, like Sylvia Syms."
The New York Times wrote of the performer, "Miss
Wilson is the romantic ideal of a torch singer, riveting her
audience with her glamour, sensuality and magnetism.
But perhaps more than any other performer today, she
exists on the knife-edge of illusion and reality."
Perhaps "existing on the edge" is part of the appeal
of Anna Maria Island to the unsinkable visitor.


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By Tomara Kafka
Islander Reporter
There's some big news in Holmes Beach this week.
At the top of the list is "Repete's." Yes, good ol' Pete
Reynard's is back well almost.
It was Pete's since the 1950s and under new owner-
ship, became Shucker's Dock Side Grill. Shucker's had
a big closing party at the end of January.
According to Pete's manager, Spanky, they should have
the bar open right away it may be open as of this publica-
tion date and the restaurant is set to open next week. Lots
of the same people have stayed on in the transition.
New at the Mutiny Inn, Dan Lord, (long-time local
restaurateur) tells me they've added two special menus to
their fare. An early-bird dining menu is now available.
They have also added a more complete Sunday brunch
menu which now includes sandwiches, salads and pastas
as well as their popular omelets and Benedict variations.
Congratulations to Chez Andre for a "sensational"
write up in last Friday's Bradenton Heraldby restaurant
critic Pat Benson.
Mr. Bones BBQ is getting quite a face lift. The front
has been painted white with a new tin roof on the covered
walkway. The motif is black and white. Piano keys and
bones will complete the design details in the next few
weeks. Sounds ummmm, yummy.
At D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grill, jazz pianist Hank
McDermott and friends play early in the evening
and Jay Crawford takes over late-night with his "rowdy
renditions" on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
You can't eat it or drink it, but do check out the dis-
play by Anna Maria sculptor Woody Candish at the Is-
land Branch Library this month.
The Dry Dock Inn has Out of Bounds playing clas-
sic rock 'n' roll this weekend. Reggae sounds infiltrate
Wednesday night with Open Minds. Coming at the end of
the month is Winter's Ghost, an acoustic band from
Bradenton playing original material.
The calendar of very special events is beginning to
sizzle... starting with the Bradenton Beach Festival on
Feb. 12 and 13. Heard Howie Banfield's group, the Anna
Maria Island String Band, has been added to the list of
entertainment, along' with Connie and Dave, for
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year features arts and crafts, historic displays, music and
lots of seafood.
You may want to stop at the Island Inn soon. I did re-
cently for breakfast and just by chance ordered one of their
specials: a shrimp, mushroom and cheese omelet Wow. It
was loaded with pieces of jumbo shrimp mixed with (my
choice) Swiss cheese and topped with a huge shrimp, some
delicately shredded purple cabbage and a scallion.
The Tingley Library is opening soon. The library is
still looking for donations of used books: they must be
from the last five years, hard bound and in good condition.
Call John Sandburg at 778-6247. The library has plans to
open on Tuesday, Feb. 15, issuing library cards and work-
ing with familiarization of the volunteer staff. People can
begin checking out books on Tuesday, Feb. 22.


To list an up-coming event or something new in "Stir-
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items and fun things to do for Islanders, most on the Is-
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food, drink and entertainment.
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Magnificent frigates of Cortez Key


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By Wheeler B. Davis
If you cross Cortez bridge, towards the mainland, you
may have noticed the mangrove island south of the Coast
Guard station and the fishing fleet, Cortez Key. Because
it is designated a protected Audubon Bird Sanctuary, hu-
mans are prohibited from landing on the island and the
shallow waters allow only flat-bottomed skiffs or pontoon
boats to approach at high tide. This is good for the birds,
providing a quiet place to nest.
I'vebeentransporting people and materials form Cortez
to Jewfish Key for the last few years. It's been an unique
opportunity to see spectacular sunrises and the myriad of
wildlife that depends on these fragile keys for their survival.
Through the years I've photographed most of the
wildlife that inhabits or migrates to our shores: the bold
swoop and grasp of an osprey, the busy, no-nonsense mud
gleaning of the roseate spoonbills, the dignified poise of
the great heron, the raccoons digging in the flats at low tide
for fiddler crabs, an enormous homed owl on a lethal glide
to a snake or rabbit.
I've always wanted to get some good photos of the man
o' war. They are usually so highinthe sky you can barely see
them. I saw afew circling over the "Kitchen" and decided to
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mangrove on the key had a dozen on its branches. Many
more were soaring overhead, from treetop level to tiny
dots a thousand feet up. Our Carolina skiff only draws a
few inches. With the out-board up and the cooperation of
a breeze and the tide, I was able to silently glide along the
shore and observe the frigates nesting.
The magnificent frigate or man o' war, has the largest
wingspanbyweight The males display aredbreast whichis
prominently puffed out in courtship. They cannot land on the
water and must steal their food from gulls and terns, or eat
marine refuse and small fish along the shore.
I'm amazed how well the different species get along.
The same mangrove tree will support a family of pelicans,
a branch above will host an egret or a comical cormorant
drying its wings in the sun, while raucous gulls wing
through the throngs of frigates dominating the treetops.
Maybe they're born tolerant or is it that they know the few
places left for them and have put aside territorial disputes?
Although humans may not set foot on the key, the
wind and tide are indiscriminate about the distribution of
trash. While participating in the annual coastal clean-up
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clean up, but trodding on the island de-stabilized the frag-
ile ecology. He also told me of a local Audubon volunteer
Mary Norman, owner of the Sterling Anvil. I showed
Mary some of my photos and hope to participate in count-
ing the nesting birds sometime in the future.
The most evident danger to any shore bird is fishing
line. It's made me sick to see a pelican hanging on fish-
ing line in a bird sanctuary. I'm always pulling hooks,
lines and lures from the branches along Longboat, Jew-
fish Key and Cortez, picking cans and cups out of the
water with a net.
A lot of boat trash is unintentional or accidental. No
excuse for cans though. They should equip the marine pa-
trol with trash nets and give them something constructive
to do between life-preserver harassment maneuvers.
Maybe they can recycle enough cans to keep them in shoe
polish for a couple of weeks. Just a thought
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Who are those guys around the table?


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
Stop by the Anchorage Restaurant any Friday at high
noon and you're sure to see the see the group of regulars
who have been getting together for eight years.
They come from all over the country and from all
walks of life. Their previous careers are as varied as their
personalities. What they seem to have in common is their
never-ending love of Anna Maria and a lasting delight in
the lives they've found that have stood the test of time.
They've bonded and it shows.
John Bacich, affectionately referred to as "the godfa-
ther," found Anna Maria in 1964.
"I came here because I was a bundle of nerves," he
said. "I was in such bad shape I had welts all over my face.
I stayed here three weeks and looked like the golden boy."
Bacich returned to Minneapolis just long enough to
pack his belongings. He's been an Islander ever since.
Manual Huerta was born in Havana, Cuba, and has
the dubious distinction of having attended school with
Fidel Castro.
Huerta was studying engineering at Havana Univer-
sity and playing baseball for the school in 1944-45 when
a young Castro was attending law school at the same uni-
versity.
Huerta came to Tampa with the university's baseball
team. He met and married an American girl and settled in
Tampa where he worked as a police officer for 23 years.
He moved to Anna Maria 1987.
Max Znika, an Anna Maria commissioner for five
years, claims to be the youngest member of the group.
The men nodded in agreement when Znika was
dubbed "the unelected captain of our ship our catalyst."
The former dairy owner was born in Gary, Ind.
Gene Moss has been on the Island for 40 years. He
left Wichita Kansas in 1955 and taught at both the Anna


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Some call the group the 'munch
and grunch' crowd. Others refer to
the assemblage as the 'Anna
Maria Mafia'. But whatever the
name, the crew thrives on
politics, be it Island, national or
international.

CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
nati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals and also worked as
a police commissioner in Indianapolis. On the Island, he's
known as "Mr. Democrat"
"I'm a political activist and proud of it," Warren said.
He has acted as campaign manager for a city coun-
cilman, the mayors of Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach and has served as an advisor to many other office
holders.
Warren is also Governor Chiles' sub-treasurer for the
Island.
Being nearly 84 years old doesn't stop Ernie Cagnina
from being a regular at the gab sessions. Cagnina owns the
city's IGA grocery store and still goes to work every day.
Cagnina has lived on the Island for 48 years. He was
the mayor of Anna Maria City from 1976 to 1988.
"Ernie and I are the only two people here who still
work," Brendan Greene said.
Greene is an electrical contractor from Chicago. He
settled on Anna Maria 18 years ago and was vice mayor
during the last four years of Cagnina's administration.
Tom Brown meets the Friday crew "to drink Bloody
Marys and needle the Republicans, not necessarily in that
order."
"I came here in 1984 to escape from New Jersey. My
sentence was up," he said
(Writer's Note: To my dismay, this group long ago
outgrew the establishment's round table and started hold-
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A 50-year celebration time is due for Jean and Ralph
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The Thobes were married in February 1944 while
Ralph was training to become a pilot in the U.S. Air Force
and Jean was a nursing student in Mercy Hospital,
Hamilton, Ohio.
Following 20 years of military life, the Thobes and
their three children, James, Patricia and Shirley, moved to


50 years of
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celebrate 50th anniversary
Bradenton Beach to live near Jean's mother, the late Helen
Ramsey. Ralph joined the staff of the Bradenton Beach
Post Office and become one of the elite bicycle-riding
mailmen on the Island.
Jean and Ralph are members of Roser Memorial
Church in Anna Maria. Friends are invited to share their
celebration at a coffee hour following the 10:30 a.m. ser-
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Jan. 24, stolen vehicle, 300 block of Crescent Drive.
The victim's daughter borrowed her car Jan. 22 and has
not returned the vehicle. The daughter has been reported
as a missing person.
Jan. 25, theft and trespass, 800 block of North Shore
Drive. A person unknown removed areal estate sign from
the victim's property. On the same date, a person un-
known entered the open carport and moved a ladder.
Jan. 26, criminal mischief, 300 block of Pine Av-
enue. Two unknown, white, male juveniles were reported
jumping on the cab of a vehicle.
Jan. 27, theft from a rental property, 400 block of
Alamanda.
Bradenton Beach
Jan. 22, criminal mischief, 100 block of 12th Street
South. A person unknown kicked slats out of a wooden
fence.
Jan. 23, violation of parole, 500 block of Gulf Drive
North. The officer saw the subject parked on the beach,
checked his identification and ran a warrant check. The
subject was placed in custody after an outstanding war-
rant was found.
Jan. 25, burglary, 110 Gulf Dr. North, Moose
Lodge. The officer responding to an alarm found a slid-
ing glass door pulled off its track. Inside, the officer found
the office door kicked open and desk drawers open. Noth-
ing was taken.
Jan. 25, automobile burglary, 200 Bridge St, City
Pier. A five-gallon bucket, two cast nets and a denim
jacket valued at $180 were removed from a vehicle.
Jan. 25, warrantarrest- worthless check and posses-
sion of alcohol, 22nd Street North and Avenue C. The officer
responded to a customer problem at the Drift Inn. The bar-
tender gave the officer a description of the subject who had
left the business. While checking the area, the officer found
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Jan. 26, burglary, 100 block of 4th Street. The vic-
tim arrived home and found a bedroom window broken.
A television set was removed.
Jan. 27, missing persons, 2400 block of Avenue C.
A man reported his wife and two children missing. They
were last seen driving east on Cortez Road.
Jan. 27, burglary, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North.
Upon returning home, the victim noticed a screen on the
ground. He observed a white male standing in the bed-
room. The subject jumped out an open window and fled.
Jan. 27, DUI, SR 789 and SR 684. The officer ob-
served James Merritt, 35, Bradenton, traveling eastbound
on SR 684 from SR 789. The officer then observed Merritt
go off onto the right shoulder, almost striking another
officer who had stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.
According to the report, Merritt continued traveling east
on SR 684, weaving in and out of his lane. The officer
stopped Merritt and when he asked for Merritt's driver's
license, registration and proof of insurance, Merritt
handed him a bill from a glass business. After failing per-
formance tests, Merritt was placed in custody.
Jan. 27, attempted burglary, 135 Bridge St.,
Bridgetender Inn. A person unknown attempted to gain
entry to the kitchen area by attempting to remove a win-
dow from a door.
Jan. 28, warrant arrest, 1600 Gulf Dr. S., old boat
ramp.
Holmes Beach
Jan. 21, vandalism, 3200 block of East Bay Drive.
The paint was scratched on a vehicle.-
Jan. 22, assistance, 28th Street and Avenue E on the
beach. A subject drove onto the beach and became stuck.
A wrecker summoned by AAA was unable to free the
vehicle, A tow truck was called because the tide was com-
ing in and the vehicle was becoming submerged,
Jan. 22, vandalism, 100 block of 81st Street. The
paint was scratched on a vehicle.
SJan. 22, found property, 3015 Gulf Dr., Citgo. Acheck-
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white male came up to the window nude from the waist
down and carrying his shorts in his hand. The subject fled.
Jan. 24, larceny of a flag, 600 Manatee Ave., West
Bay Cove.
Jan. 24, aggravated assault with a firearm and
spouse battery, 3000 block of Avenue E.
Jan. 24, burglary, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant went to get the mail at her boyfriend's house
and saw a window broken. Nothing was taken.
Jan. 25, burglary, 2700 block of Avenue E. The real
estate agent walked into a house for sale and smelled food.
He closed the door thinking the owners were there or the
home had been rented The door opened and a white male
with a towel over his head ran out and fled north on the
beach. The agent recognized the subject. The subject had
slept in the bed, eaten food and used the shower and the
kitchen. A bolo was issued on the subject and a capias
request completed.
Jan. 25, burglary, 2800 block of Gulf Drive. A per-
son unknown forced a door on the ground level and re-
moved a 24-foot extension ladder from the shop area. The
ladder was placed for access to the second floor. A sec-
ond floor screen was removed and the window opened.
Nothing was taken. The subject was apparently scared by
the arrival of the victim, said the report.
*-Jan. 25, loud music, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 25, burglary, 2800 block of Avenue C. A per-
son unknown entered the residence by climbing on an air
conditioning platform and pulling out a window screen.
A diamond ring, valued at $1,000; coins and bills, valued
at $420, and a camera case were removed.
Jan. 26, suspicious person, 4700 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant was driving north on East Bay
Drive when a red pickup truck pulled up behind him and
started riding his bumper. The driver of the truck then
went around the complainant and ran him off the road. As
the complainant was driving around the S-curvein the
4000 block of Gulf Drive, the truck slowed down. The
complainant drove around the truck and the driver pointed
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what appeared to be a gun at him.
Jan. 26, burglary, 3800 block of Gulf Drive. The
victims were on the second floor of their condo with their
infant and heard a crash downstairs. Out of fear, they
waited about 20 minutes before going down. They found
that a person unknown had broken the sliding glass door.
A wallet containing $40, credit cards and identification
was removed.
Jan. 27, burglary, 100 block of White Avenue. The
house had been vacant for six months and when the own-
ers arrived, they found that an unknown person had pried
open the sliding glass door, stayed in the residence, eaten
food and drank alcoholic beverages. The subject had
burned the furniture and carpet with lighters and ciga-
rettes. A bicycle from another incident was found in the
master bedroom. The bicycle was turned over to police.
Jan. 27, barking dog, 100 block of 77th Street.
Jan. 27, injured raccoon, 4400 block of Gulf Drive.
Wildlife, Inc. responded.
Jan. 27, barking dogs, 6200 block of Holmes Bou-
levard.
Jan. 27, suspicious person, 5300 block of Gulf
Drive. A white male in an automobile was following a
juvenile on a bicycle. The juvenile eluded the subject.
Jan. 28, disorderly conduct, 300 block of 66 Street.
The complainant reported that her boyfriend, who had
been sleeping in his truck in front of the residence, was
beating on the windows. The officer responded and the
subject became loud and began screaming. The officer
could not calm him and he was placed in custody.


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You've got a date at Cortez Feb. 19


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor perspectives
Set aside Saturday, February 19 for the 12th annual
Cortez Fishing Festival. Great food, great fun and the
chance to roam around historic Cortez for an afternoon.
Maybe kick a crab trap or two.
In addition to the food, there will be live entertainment,
arts and crafts and even boat rides aboard the Miss Cortez.
"Our net your gain," is the theme this year and
we'll be having lots more details in next weeks Islander
Bystander. But set aside February 19 now.
If you just can't wait that long for the details, call
Karen Bell or Connie Osborne at 794-1249 and they'll let
you know what's happening.
Have you heard about Siesta Key's war with the
City of Venice? It's nasty.
It seems that the beach just south of the Venice jet-
ties is washing out badly, and Venice has decided to
"renourish".the area with out-of-town sand. "Hmmm,"
you might ask, "whose sand?"
And that's a very good question. In this case, Venice
wants to barge sand from a bar off Siesta Key down to
Venice. And since Siesta residents claim that shoal pro-
tects their beach from storm damage, they're fighting to
stop the proposed project.
Meanwhile, over in Miami, we have the same story
with a different twist There, Dade County officials
searching for along term sand source turned to the Baha-
mas. There's plenty of sand there, so why not just barge
it over to Miami Beach?
The answer to that question is that the sand is differ-
ent there along with a great many other things, as any-
one who has ever visited the Bahamas will tell you. Any-
way, the sand proposed for transporting to Miami Beach
is something called aragonite, rather that Florida quartz.
Hey, sand is sand, right? Wrong.
Aragonite is a slightly lighter mineral than quartz, and
as a result, it maintains a slightly lower temperature than
quartz. That spells big trouble for sea turtles.
You see even slightly lower sand temperatures result
in sea turtle eggs all hatching out as males. That's a well-
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With cooler sand, sea turtle populations will plummet
and, eventually, the creature will become extinct
So solutions are seldom as simple as they first appear.
And like Miami, the Venice officials have to look long
and hard at the results of their tampering with nature.
A new book entitled "Florida Wildlife Viewing
Guide" has been getting hot press all over the state and
I'm a little put out about it. Part of a national series of
"wildlife" books published by Falcon Press of Helena,
Montana, the "Florida Wildlife Viewing Guide" is a rip-
off, in my opinion.
First of all, a lengthy list of "project sponsors" ranging
from Defenders of Wildlife to the Florida Department of
Transportation to the Department of Defense are all feted in
the front of the book. Then, two pages are devoted to a "wel-
come" from Col. Robert M. Brantly, executive director of the
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
Now I don't know about you, but government puff-
ery isn't what I'm looking for in a wildlife guide. Nowhere
in the book does it spell out exactlyhow these "sponsors"
contributed to the project, but let me guess they
coughed up some bucks, I'll bet.
So anyway, now you can go down to your local book-
store and pay just $7.95, plus tax, for this slick paperback
book. Except the title is a lie.
That's right friends, this is no "Wildlife Viewing
Guide," this is just another guide to Florida parks, forests
and preserves. The sort of thing our own government
publishes in one form or another, but has never brought
together into book form.
Divided into the various areas of the state, each page
in the main section of the book is about one park, preserve
or whatever. That means page 100 is devoted to the
28,876-acre Myakka River State Park, while page 99 is
devoted to the 30-acre Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key.
In other words, the distribution of space isn't very
good, but at least it was easy for the publisher.
And that's what seems to be upsetting me. This is
obviously a project designed to be easy, quick and prof-
itable. Even the pictures all seem to be stock shots pulled
out of an advertising agency drawer somewhere.
Maybe I'm overreacting. Maybe'these folks really
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National Book Award winner Peter Matthiessen,
naturalist, explorer and former commercial fisherman,
will visit Cortez Thursday, February 5 to meet with lo-
cal officials and the public.
A speaker at a Manatee County Library Founda-
tion event last year, Matthiessen is coming to Cortez
at the invitation of Karen Bell of the A.P. Bell Fish Co.
and the University of South Florida.
The author of Men's Lives, Snow Leopard, Far
Tortuga and numerous other books, Matthiessen was
recently profiled in Time Magazine.
A 1950 graduate of Yale University, Matthiessen
is a founder of The Paris Review. Besides At Play in
the Fields of the Lord, which was nominated for the
National Book Award, the author has published four
other novels including one set on the southwest coast
of Florida, Killing Mister Watson.
Matthiessen's parallel career as a naturalist and ex-
plorer has resulted in numerous and widely acclaimed
books of nonfiction, among them The Tree Where Man
Was Born, which was nominated for the National Book
Award, and The Snow Leopard, which won it.
Matthiessen will pay homage to his fishing roots
with a tour of Cortez Village and will attend the recep-
tion in his honor at 10:30 am. at the Fulford Fish Co.
docks. The public is invited to the event.



aren't lining their pockets with tax dollars and feeding on
the public's "ain't that cute?" mentality. But after laying
down my own $7.95 plus tax and feeling genuinely riiped
off, I'm not in a mood to be very forgiving.
So if you run into the "Florida Wildlife Viewing
Guide," just be sure to take a long look at it before you
pluck down (some more) of your dollars.
See you next wdei.

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Could the first coming of the blues be just offshore?


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Although the sheepshead are still around and get-
ting huge there's also good reports this week of trout
and reds. Offshore, look-for grouper moving closer to
shore, amberjack and some sign of bluefish.
I hope to see you at the Manatee Civic Center Feb. 5
for the fishing college.
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said the hot news is
sheepshead, with the hot location being around structures
in the bay. In the deeper spots of the bay and sound, look
for trout and redfish, and trout fishing was exceptional
before the front roughed up the water. And here's a fish-
ing tip: bluefish should start to show up around the
beaches in the next few weeks.
Capt. Dave Pinkham with Gulf-to-Bay Charters is the
proud captain of a new boat, the "Neva-Miss." And he's
doing pretty well with it, too: good catches of sheepshead
and snapper on the half-day trips, and on the all-day ex-
cursions he's having his charters reel in 50-pound amber-
jack and whopper red and black grouper, as well as snap-
per. He's also catching good-sized mutton, mangrove,
yellowtail and lane snapper.
At the Rod & Reel Pier, Kevin said anglers at this
popular north-Island fishing spot are reeling in a lot of
small sharks, whiting, grunts, skates and silver trout
Capt Phil Shields said if you're willing to go 30 to 40
miles offshore, the fishing is great Capt. Phil said he brought
back amess of big amberjack, snapper and grouper.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier reported they are
getting a few sheepshead off the pier. He said he has heard
good reports as well of some drum being landed in the
canals and trout feeding on the flats.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he did well with sheepshead,
redfish andtrout The"convictfish" werethebestbet, he said.
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head of porgies, banded rudderfish, vermilion snapper,
Key West grunts and sea bass. The nine-hour trip aver-
aged 30 head of amberjacks, black grouper, red porgies
and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross said his charters did well last week
with a few small sharks, as well as a lot of sheepshead.
Capt. Todd Romine said he was able to get his limit
on reds. His charters also did well with sheepies and a few
flounder.
Bill at Islarid Discount Tackle said sheepshead are
about at their peak, with some luck anglers getting catches
of whoppers of eight pounds. Bill suggested trying fiddler
crabs as a change of bait from shrimp. Offshore, grouper
seem to be moving into closer to shore, with some nice-
sized fish being caught in less than 70 feet of water. For
these shallow-water grouper, try squid, sardines and live
pinfish for bait.
On my boat Magic we were able to get a few 24-inch
trout, as well as some four-pound sheepies and some
whopper 10-pound black drum. For a little variety, we
were also able to get into a few whiting.
Good luck and good fishing.


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Biggest one yet
Lee Heineman proudly displays the biggest sheepshead
we've seen this year- a 24-inch, 10-pounder he
caught near the Anna Maria Bridge on live shrimp.
Have you caught a bigger one? Take a picture and
bring it by our offices and we'll run it in the paper.

froze the fishing.
Toni at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said fishing is
still steady offshore. The four-hour trip averaged 90 head
of Key West grunts, sea bass, sand perch and vermilion
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Call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.


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DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE- 2 BR/2BA, all
the amenities, elevator and turnkey furnished.
$169,900.







ISLAND 6-PLEX
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and
shopping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
RUNAWAY BAY
2 BD/2BA Unit, Turnkey Furnished, Completely
updated, custom ceramic tile throughout.
UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF
TAMPA BAY
This lot is ready for you to build your dream house.
$114,900.
GULFFRONT
Ocean ParkTerrace Condo-3BR/2BAfullyfurnished.
Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun Deck
overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway &
Island. $189,000.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
or Janis Van Steenburgh 778-4796
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 S MLS [1


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Bradenton Beach
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Longboat Key Special Offering!
Spectacular panoramic views. Direct Bayfront and
Canal entry. Luxury 3Br/2Ba designer home with
large caged pool. Price includes 2 buildable bayfront
& canal lots. Please call Nick Patsios for an escorted
tour of a "one of a kind opportunity". Only $900,000.
Also available 2 commercial properties on Gulf of
Mexico Drive!
Call N. G. "Nick" Patsios, Broker/Salesperson
778-2261 or 778-4642

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Where Buyers and Sellers Save
Call for FREE "By Owner Magazine"
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The real estate team with over $87 Million marketed and sold.
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Rentals

Anna Maria Island

Great Selection of

Seasonal Properties

Beachfront Bayview Gardenview

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

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


LOOKING FOR A GREAT bargain & dock space
for 30' boat? 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Needs some
TLC. Fantastic view on canal. Call Robert St.
Jean, 778-6467. #54844 ... $76,900.


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Picture Perfect 3 bedroom, 2 bath canal home at prime
Anna Maria location. Near the beach. Home features fruit
trees, hot tub, boat lift and much more. MUST SEE!
$229,000. Ken Rickett. 778-3026.
Waterfront Bargain! Luxury at bargain price describes
this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Enjoy canal front
living with boating, tennis, pool, hot tub and much more
all at a great location. Live like a king for just $79,900.
Ken Rickett. 778-3026.
Sandy Pointe Condo Panoramic views of lower Tampa
bay from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished unit.
Small quiet complex and priced to sell at $99,500. Call
Dennis McClung at 778-4800.
Anna Maria Island Club has it all! Can't get a better
Gulf view! 2 bedroom, 2 bath with top of the line furnish-
ings, heated pool, elevator, Jacuzzi, sauna. Call Lynn
Hostetler at 778-4800.
Top Quality Gulffront Complex is where you'll find
this 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished unit with a view.
Complex features pool, tennis and elevator. $175,000!
Ask for Brian Bishop at 778-4800.


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PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete professional camera
system NIKON EM body with 50 mm lens,
motordrive, strobe, plus 28 mm and 70-300 zoom
lenses, bag, misc. filters. Complete $450. 778-9392.

WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A re-
lentless rush! For skating information and sales call
778-3880.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels... and everything else
in THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

CAR CLEAN SPECIAL Wash and vacuum every week
all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call mobile
phone # 356-4649.

BE THE BEAUTIFUL woman you know you are. Call
me for a free facial. Left home and forgot some of your
Mary Kay cosmetics. Call me. Free delivery. Donna
Jean 383-3202.

ITEMS FOR SALE Custom slip-covers, draperies, pil-
lows & cushions. Wide selection of decorator fabrics to
choose from. Call Joann Van Ostenbridge 792-9529.
FRENCH PROVINCIAL bedroom set with mattress
and springs. Couch with walnut frame (very nice). In-
terior doors. Electric wall heater. 778-2432.

PA SYSTEM. SUNN model -4. Bass amp (400 watts)
and stereo power amp. 778-1060 or 778-2432.

TWO VCR's Guaranteed perfect condition. Play and
record. $60 each OBO. 383-5372.

90 BRONCO II 2 wheel drive, auto, ex. warr, 72,000
miles, asking $7200. Dinette, entertainment center $60
each. Sofas $30 each. 778-7199.

TWO ANDERSON sliding doors. 3 ft and 4 ft., $100.
6 ft step ladder, $5. Drafting table, $45. Oak coffee
table, $35. 778-0361.


UNDERWATER METAL detector, Fisher 800X, $1000
new, never used, $800 OBO. 778-2934.

CANON E51, 8 mm video camera and recorder with
remote, batteries, charger, power adapter and many
extras. $750. Katie 778-9133.

OLD ORIENTAL RUGS All sizes, any condition. Call
Robert Adamsky 383-9211.



PLANT SALE Sat., Feb. 5. 208A 82nd St., Holmes
Beach. 8 am to 3 pm. Hanging baskets and large va-
riety of plants. Also lift chair.

CARPORT SALE 120 Oak Ave., Anna Maria. Fri.,
Feb. 4 & Sat., Feb. 5. 9 am to 2 pm. Variety of items.

GARAGE SALE 111 Palm Ave., Anna Maria. Quality
items. 9 am to 2 pm. Sat., Feb. 5.

GARAGE SALE Sat., Feb. 5. 9 am to 5 pm. Furniture,
household items, artwork, misc. items. 214 Chilson
Ave., Anna Maria.
TRASH & TREASURES SALE Sat., Feb. 5. 8 am to
2 pm. Pebble Springs Clubhouse, Manatee Ave. &
59th St. W., Bradenton. Crafts, baked goods, rum-
mage, household.

YARD SALE 458 63rd., St., Holmes Beach. Sat.,
Feb. 5. 9 am to 1 pm. The sale, conducted by the
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, provides funds
for education, scholarships, the library and a host of
other charities.


YOGA now offered in Holmes Beach. Beginning, ad-
vanced & senior classes. Call 778-3892 for enrollment
information.


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.

86 SUZUKI SAMURAI JEEP $2400. Great condition.
778-4655.

84 RENAULT ENCORE 2 door, 59,000 miles. $500
OBO. 778-3787.


15' 6" RIVIERA Tri hull with open bow. 35 HP
Johnson. Magic tilt trailer. $1200 OBO. 778-6569.

1 OFT JON BOAT w/oars. $100. 778-5173 after 4 pm.

OVER 75 BANK REPO'S All boats at one location.
Marine Liquidators, Inc. 52nd St. and Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. 778-2121.


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


VOLUNTEERS NOW ACCEPTED for Tingley Memo-
rial Library. Part or full-time. 778-9413 or 778-6247.

HOUSEKEEPER Needed part-time for beachfront
motel. 15 to 20 hours per week. Apply in person at
Sand & Sea Motel, 2412 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.

NANNY Part-time to care for 7 month old baby. Must
be loving, non-smoker, experienced and have refer-
ences. 778-0040.


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SMUGGLER'S LANDING CONDO
Comer unit has canal and pool views, 2 screened lanais, turn-
key furnished and comes with a 26' Beachcat! $167,500.
Jean Sears, 778-5045 or Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
GULFFRONT CONDO $175,000- contemporary 1BR/
1.5B unit with den/guest room is partially furnished and sits
on prime walking beach with sunsets galore. 778-6654.
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.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2B turnkey furnished unit has
estuary view and features a gated community, pool, tennis,
garage and screened porch. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
MAGNIFICENT ISLAND HOME REDUCED! Spa-
cious 3BR/3.5B custom built home has sprawling decks
leading to sugar-sand beaches. Pool/spa, fireplace and more.
Now only $875,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.


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WESTBAY COVE Lovely 2Bed/2Bath 2nd floor
unit w/view of Intracoastal over the pool. Watch
morning sunrise over Bay. Tastefully decorated fur-
niture negotiable. $130,000. MLS#54983. Call Bobye
Chasey. 778-2261 or 778-1532.
RARE GULF TO BAY SETTING! 2 Bed/2Bath, beauti-
fully equipped kitchen. Locked stairway entry system.
Great walking beach across the road. $119,000.
MLS#54326. Call Rose Schnoerr. 778-2261.
FABULOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL for this
well kept duplex in walking distance of beach. Excel-
lent for studio & large 2Bed/2Bath. Easy access to
restaurants, shopping. $174,900. MLS#53947. Call
John Green. 778-2261 or 778-3167.
REDUCED TO $120,00012BR/2BA 2nd floor unit w/
panoramic view of Tampa Bay in Shell Pointe Con-
dos. Extended living room overlooking water. Large
storage/hobby room. MLS#01081. Call Bobye
Chasey. 778-2261 or 778-1532.


LONGBOAT KEY SPECIAL OFFERING 3BR/2BA
designer home w/large caged pool. Includes 2 build-
able bayfront & canal lots. One of a kind opportunity
at $900,000. MLS#55651. Call Nick Patsios. 778-
2261 or Nick at Nite 778-4642.
LOVELY TOWNHOUSE IN SUNBOW BAY w/lovely
views. Spacious loft w/atrium windows & plenty of
space. 2Bed/2Bath, open kitchen with island. Tennis,
pools, docking privileges. $129,900. MLS#55089.
Call John Green. 778-2261 or 778-3167.
KEY ROYALE- REDUCED 3BR/2BA home in mint
condition. Split plan, lots of upgrades within last 3 yrs.
Boat dock on sailboat water canal. Beautiful lawn w/
auto sprinklers. $220,000. MLS#10648. Call Hal
Gillihan. 778-2261 or 778-2194.
LOWEST PRICED UNIT IN WATERWAY CONDO!
2Bed/2Bath in like new condition. Has boat dock, un-
der unit parking, pool, tennis & more. $78,900.
MLS#55041. Call Bill Bowman. 778-2261/778-4619.


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Lan Hauling*By the cut or by themonth.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
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Open Saturday
24-Hour Service
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)


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


ISLAND CLEANING
PRESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
NOW OFFERS...
VACUUM SALES & SERVICE
Opening Feb. 1 in Marina Mall
We carry all makes & models
SWe take trades
Small Appliance Repair
Same Dependable, Prompt, Quality Service
at a New Location.
5600 Marina Dr Holmes Beach
778-4988



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

SOMERS

DRAPERY
CLEANERS

Take Down and Rehanging
Also Specializing in Oriental Carpets,
Area Rugs and Upholstery
Free Estimates James Husbands
Commercial & Residential 955-7877


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MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Part-time for
front office. Insurance claims experience. Computer
knowledge helpful. Send resume to: Island Podiatry,
P.O. Box 2234, Anna Maria FL 34216.
NANNY NEEDED Warm, loving and kind, to care for
adorable 2 year old. 778-7477.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Call Martha
Stewart, 778-4362 or Carolyne Norwood, 778-1514 if
you can give a few hours of community service.


PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island! (20%
discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon on mobile number 356-4649.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carleen.
15 years experience. No job to small. For free esti-
mates call voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service ad-
vertising!
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.
COMPANION Personal care. Light housekeeping and
meals. Experience and references. 778-5402 or 751-
6169.
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 your
away make certain your pets have food, water,
exercise...plus lots of T.L.C.! 778-6000

TAX PREPARATION and small business accounting.
25 years experience. Certified. Your neighborhood
representative in Holmes Beach, Pat Kenney. Kenney
Tax Service. 778-6024.
If you want to sell something, classified will do it fast.


HOUSEKEEPING, home detailing, yard work or gar-
dening. Good references. Reasonable. Call Katie
778-9133.
GOLDEN CARPET cleaning specialists. Take advan-
tage of our 25% special spring prices and save. Liv-
ing room and hall, $34.95. Sofa, love seat and chair,
$45. Full house up to 900 sq. ft., $74. Free estimates.
813-833-0119.


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 Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island resi-
dent references. Dan or Bill 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.
HOME REPAIR Seniors discount. Special rate for
mobile homes. 24 hour service. Island resident for 22
years. Call Pete 778-2812.
ISLAND PAINTER 27 years experience. Fast, near,
reasonable. Call Big Jim 778-5587.


ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
BUY IT! SELL ITI FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSIFIED.

GULFFRONT Wonderful views from this fur-
nished, 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.


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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.
GULFFRONT Beautiful 3/2. Best on beach. Valentine
special thru Feb. $600 week. 778-3171.
QUIET 1/1 furnished. 1.5 blocks to beach. Cable TV
and microwave. Available beginning March 16. Wk/Sn/
An. No pets/children. 778-9413.
FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
Three houses from Gulf. Completely furnished. Cen-
tral A/C & heat. Florida room. Yearly fumished $1000
month plus utilities. Seasonal $1520 month plus tax
and utilities. Call Betty Cole 813-778-2422.
BRADENTON BEACH Large 1 BR home furnished. 1/
2 blockto gulf beach/city pier. 114 3rd St., S. 778-2896.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes
Beach. Available Jan., Feb. & Mar. 1994 & 1995. 813-
962-0817.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Unfurnished rentals:
...Baywinds Condo, 2/2 loft, Bayfront/Gulfview, $850.
...104 Pelican, 4/3, pool, dock, $1500.
...Perico Bay Club, 2/2, beautiful view, $850.
Neal & Neal Rentals 813-778-9477 or 800-422-6325.

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/
security. 778-1288.
ANNA MARIA 2/2, turnkey 1/2 block to beach/pier.
Cable TV, central A/C, W/D, Florida room. Comfort-
able, reasonable, negotiable. 778-2934.
NEEDED ASAP 2/2 ground level apartment/home/
duplex for yearly rental. Unfurnished. Two adults. 778-
9285.
ANNUAL RENTALS
* 1/1 apartment, clean, good location. $400 month.
* Charming 2/1 with Gulfview, new paint, kitchen and
Berber carpet. No pets. $650 month.
*-:GorgeousBayfront home. 3/2. Spectacular view.
Asking $1200 monthly.
* Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.


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FOR RENT former space of Islander Bystander in Is-
land Shopping Center. Approx. 300 sq. ft. Next to
Holmes Beach Laundromat. $350 month. 778-6772 or
778-3757.
QUIET COUPLE with good rental references seek
annual rental that allows pets. Holmes Beach or Anna
Maria. March or April OK. Fixer upper OK. $400 to
$500. Katie 778-9133.
COTTAGES ON the beach in Anna Maria City. Wk/
Mo/Sn. 813-735-1488.
ISLAND LIVING 1BR, completely furished. 100 yards
to Gulf. Sun deck and porch. Excellent location. No
pets. 778-5246.


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.
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 & elec-
tric. Asking $229,000. Call 813-778-6140.
CANALFRONT CONDO w/40' dock, 2/2, 1630 sq. ft.
plus 2 screened porches, vaulted ceilings. Smugglers
Landing, Cortez. $210,000. 792-7979.
RARE FIND Walking beach. Gulf. 1/1, enclosed lanai,
elevator and secured building. Covered parking.
Martinique Condo. $129,500. Towne & Shore Realty.
778-2940 or 779-2044.
PANORAMIC VIEW Sarasota Bay. 2/2 condo apt.
Boating and activities. $89,900. Owner 798-9444.
MOBILE HOME 1BR Pines Trailer Court, Bradenton
Beach. Adults. Tumkey with TV, DW, MW. 778-3794
or 778-2864 leave message.
BRADENTON Large 2/2 villa. Minutes to Gulf
beaches. Close to shopping, etc. $49,900 assumable
mortgage. 794-6293.

GULF OF MEXICO HOME 3+2+2+. Divorce sale by
owner. New air, great walking beach, rock fireplace,
etc. 619-329-0193. Reduced below appraisal.


Thank you St. Jude for answering our prayers. J.F.B.
& P.A.B.


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Andre in the Island
Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach.

ISLANDER
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R.
Painting

* Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
* Free Estimates
778-2139


BUSINESS
CENTER
C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

Office Suites
Mini Storage
* Retail or Service
CALL NOW
778-2924
5347 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach


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AUTO & BOAT DETAILING
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 the mobile service
number: 356-4649 or 778-9392.


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Island Fe
3900 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM SUNDAY 7 AM to 9 PM- PHONE 778-4100
We Welcome Food Stamps
PRICES EFFECTIVE NOW THROUGH TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1994


RIGHT HERE ON THE ISLAND!


KRAFT
Mayonnaise


32 OZ.
JAR


SWEET
Tangerines


5


FOR


$1


FLORIDA
Navel Oranges


T-Bone
STEAK


Porterhouse
STEAK


HOMEMADE Hot or Sweet
Italian Sausage

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IN OUR
MEAT
DEPT.


DAILY DELI MENU
MONDAYS -
Kielbasa .......................... LB $2.99
TUESDAYS -
Whole Roasted Chicken ..... $3.00
WEDNESDAYS -
8 pc. Fried Chicken ............ $3.99
THURSDAYS -
Hot Wings ......... 250 EA / DOZ $2.89
FRIDAYS -
BBQ Pork Ribs ................ LB $3.59
THANK YOU


FREE BLOOD
PRESSURE CHECK 0
Every Friday
11A.M. to NOON


CHAMPION
..,BREAD

-2
, .. *, FOR
i $400


PETER PAN
Peanut Butter


$


14 OZ. JAR
WHIPPED,
CRUNCHY


CLOVER CREEK

MILK
1/2 GAL.


ALL VARIETIES


FOR SHOPPING ISLAND FOODS ...


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