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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 10, 1994
Bradenton Beach boundaries may expand
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach may be getting a little bigger
City council members unanimously agreed last
Thursday to request the Manatee legislative delegation
to introduce a local bill to the Florida legislature next
year to expand the boundaries of the city to include the
near-shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat
Pass and Anna Maria Sound.
The move would allow Bradenton Beach Police to
better control boating activity near the coast.
The boundaries, if approved by the Florida Legis-
lature and the governor, would increase to one-half
mile into the Gulf to the west, to the middle of
Longboat Pass to the south and 300 feet into Anna
Maria Sound to the east.
Although the city is a charter municipality and may
adopt and enforce laws, boundary extensions require ap-
proval of the legislature and governor through a local bill.
By Pat Copeland
The Homes Beach City Council prepared to bite
the bullet last week, authorizing Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger to enter into a contract with M.L. Boyer
Construction Company for installing new bulkheads on
the Key Royale Bridge.
However, because the bids were much higher than
expected, the mayor was authorized to continue efforts
to secure additional funding through other sources for
the repairs and the eventual replacement of the bridge.
"Yesterday I spoke with Mr. Norman Feder of
FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) regard-
ing our Key Royale Bridge problems. He assured me
they are working diligently to try and find some other
source of funding," said Bohnenberger. "I also called
County Commissioner Joe McClash who indicated
there may be some county funds available."
Public Works Superintendent John Fernandez told
council that the two bids were $430,758 from Boyer
and $488,130 from Coastal Marine Construction, Inc.
The engineering firm hired by the city originally
gave a figure of $160,000 for the repairs but revised
that to $250,000. Fernandez said after talking with the
engineers, the difference between the bids and the en-
gineering firm's estimate was in the amount allocated
for labor. The city budgeted $160,000 for the work.
Fernandez said the bid is good for 90 days from the
date it was opened, Oct. 17. The city can request six
extensions of 30 days each but the cost will increase
one percent with each extension.
Construction will start within 14 days of notice to
proceed and the company will have 120 days to com-
plete the work. There is a penalty of $300 per day if the
work is not completed in 120 days, with exceptions for
Councilman Luke Courtney asked how long the
repairs are guaranteed and Fernandez said 18 months.
Bohnenberger said if council will accept Boyer as
the contractor, he will aggressively pursue other fund-
ing prior to signing a contract. He said he hopes to have
a definitive answer from FDOT within a week.
"The seawall construction can't wait too long and
it is part of the replacement process," he said "The sea-
wall will accept the new bridge structure."
Resident Ed Blagdon asked if the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency might have any funds for
Fernandez said FEMA funds could only be avail-
able if there is a sudden collapse of the bridge.
"We may have trouble justifying a 30-year-old ,
obsolete bridge," he noted.
"Our rationale for this request originates from the
increase in popularity and attraction of our community
concurrent with recent beach renourishment," Council-
man Jim Kissick, author of the request, explained in the
letter to be sent to Florida Sen. John McKay and Rep-
resentatives Julie McClure and Mark Ogles.
"This graphic improvement has created many in-
herent sources of stress on the beauty, ambience, pub-
lic enjoyment and environmental nature of our
uniquely picturesque shoreline where relaxed leisure is
a prized commodity," Kissick continued.
"Countless infractions involving personal water-
craft and parasail operations, often bordering on con-
tempt and constituting hazardous, irresponsible opera-
tions within the foregoing areas, have been docu-
mented. Such reckless acts mitigate public pleasure and
clearly endanger those pursuing normal aquatic activi-
ties approved for the site.
"At present the jurisdiction of our law enforcement
terminates at the existing high-water mark. Beyond,
jurisdiction falls to Florida Marine Patrol, an organiza-
tion allegedly having only three officers at any given
time assigned to patrol the entire Tampa Bay area.
"This request is submitted in order that there can be
little dispute regarding the jurisdiction of Bradenton Beach
to effectively regulate water-based and related businesses,
live-aboard craft both transient and permanent, the ever-
increasing rental sources of personal watercraft (jet-skis),
concession boats and the general commercialization of
waters surrounding this sanctuary island, all now beyond
law-enforcement limits within our periphery of concern.
"Our concerns also include the operation of larger
vessels at hazardous speeds in immediate proximity of
beaches other than those owned by Manatee County,
but where swimmers or fishing activity may frequently
occur," Kissick states.
If approved by the legislature and governor, the
boundary expansion could take place next year.
Not as scary as they look
Although this group of smiling faces is known around town as the Anna Maria Mafia, the term is used
affectionately. Despite the rather dubious name, the Mafia isn't up to anything more villainous than
maybe under-tipping as they come together every Friday at The Anchorage for lunch. Conversation
among these guys is always lively, and ranges from sports to politics, airplanes to cars and from real
estate to black bean soup (as in what restaurant makes the best, that is.) Pictured from lower left and
going clockwise around the table are: Gene Moss, Jim Nichols, Roland Dreier, Brendan Greene, Frank
Tyndall, Max Znika, Bill Warren, Wallace Storey and Manuel Huerta. Standing at back, left to right, are
Bill Mullon and Bill Zimmerman. Not pictured (they probably heard we were coming with our camera)
are: Tom Brown, Harry Boothe, Charlie Kehm, Brad Thurston and John "The Godfather" Bacich.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Cortez Road project
backed up; completion
set for March
If you're a driver, all road work seems to take too
long, but in the case of the Cortez Road renovations,
the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) con-
firms it's not just your imagination it is taking a little
longer than expected.
The project is being done in two phases which are
being done concurrently. Phase One is from 75th Street
to Independence Drive, while Phase Two goes from
Independence Drive to 123rd Street in Cortez.
"Original completion date on Phase One of that
project was March 1994, now it looks like it's December
1994," says DOT'S Jackie Brown. Phase Two was sched-
uled for completion in November 1994, but due to delays
will now be completed in March 1995, Brown says.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days ............................. .... 7
Egan honored................................................ 12
Football contest.......................................... 14
Announcements ........................................ 16
Stir-it-up ........................................................ 18
Crossword puzzle......... ...........................19
Streetlife .................................................... 22
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 25
Real estate ................................................. 26
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
jRI PAGE 2 E NOVEMBER 10, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Captain promises sunken Eagle will 'fly' again
By Mark Ratliff
A world-class fishing boat that sunk Friday morn-
ing off Longboat Key will be back in action and tak-
ing fishermen to record-making trophies in short order,
says the captain of the unfortunate vessel.
"We'll have it back in 100-percent shape within the
next couple of months it should give us at least an-
other 50 or 60 years of service," said Capt. Joe Webb,
skipper of the 65-foot custom-built Graves Sportfish
that went down shortly after a two-day fishing trip had
The Eagle's problems began about 10 a.m. Friday.
"We'd just started on a two-day fishing trip to Boca
Grande we were going to fish our way down by fish-
ing offshore and then coming into Boca Grande Pass,"
Webb said. "We were bottom fishing about seven miles
off shore, anchored in about 45 feet of water. As we
were getting ready to leave to go offshore, water started
coming in through the scuppers."
"There was probably already three feet of water in
the bottom of the boat when we checked it," Webb said.
He said that a 12-inch fiberglass exhaust elbow had
cracked and that the rubber exhaust hose had fallen off,
adding to the mounting problems.
"The engine started smoking immediately, and we
were unable to get into the bilge for safety reasons,"
Webb said. "There was just too much black smoke in
At this point, Webb knew that he would have to
start thinking about getting his eight passengers off the
boat to safety.
"When I noticed we were taking on water I imme-
diately notified Coast Guard Station Cortez and then I
switched to the commercial net boat channel and con-
tacted Capt. Carl Mora aboard the Miss Sheila," Webb
said. "He and his son, Quinn, immediately responded
to me and came offshore with their pumps.
"Thank God there was a large net-fishing boat out
there," Webb said, recalling the close call he and his
passengers faced last week. "These people (commer-
cial net fishermen) go out of their way to help people.
They went way out of their way to help us get through
Webb said he thought that with the Miss Sheila
only being about five miles away, the Eagle could be
saved by the commercial fishermen's pumps. That
was not the case, however.
"We thought they could get to us in time to
pump the boat out," Webb said. "Neither the Coast
Guard nor Mora's boat could get on scene in time to
save the boat."
Webb said that despite the mishap, all of his
eight passengers were put aboard the Coast Guard's
40-foot utility boat without injury. The corporate
party had flown in from North Carolina just for this
trip, Webb said.
Webb managed to transfer the passengers to the
Coast Guard vessel just as the Eagle's transom be-
gan to go under. The boat ended up sinking to below
the cabin, leaving only the flybridge above water. A
Coast Guard spokesman said an air pocket kept the
boat from sinking completely.
Webb said Mora towed the Eagle to a sandbar at
the south side of Longboat Pass so attempts could be
made to refloat the boat.
"We had a local towing company meet us, and we
proceeded to fill the boat with air," Webb said, explain-
ing that large truck inner tubes were used as flotation.
"It took from about 2 p.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m.
Saturday to float the boat high enough to pump it out
dry," Webb said. "Then the boat was taken to Snead
Island where it has now been hauled out of the water."
Webb declined to say who owns the boat, and
said he's been asked not reveal its value.
"This boat is one with a long history of world-
record fishing throughout the Virgin Islands," Webb
said. "It was originally called the Drum Beat, and it
held six or seven world-record blue marlin catches. It
was a very famous boat. It was built in 1976 by the
owner of the New Orleans Saints."
AMI Chamber holds
successful trash, treasure sale
It was a beautiful day for the Anna Maria Chamber
of Commerce's Trash and Treasure sale last Satur-
day in the chamber parking lot in Holmes Beach.
According to Darcy Migliore, executive director,
chamber volunteers raised $479.22 which will go
toward chamber operating costs such as stationary,
pens and a brochure rack holder for the lobby. The
goal next year, according to organizer
Carolyn Whitney, is to raise $1,000.
Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
New program to attract volunteers?
By Pat Copeland medical because the county does not have enough per-
Islander Reporter sonnel to do it all," said Jackson. "It's not unusual for
The Anna Maria Fire District is considering a new the county ambulance to be tied up because once it goes
incentive program that could pay college expenses in on a call, it must complete the call."
exchange for volunteer services. The ranks of the volunteers are thinning, said Price,
Fire Chief Andy Price and Commissioner George and the district must take action to attract volunteers in the
Jackson are researching similar programs around the next few years or it will need to hire more full-time per-
country and hope to put together a program that will sonnel.
attract volunteers and be cost effective for the district. "It's getting harder to be a volunteer," he ex-
"It's a way to entice volunteers to the district," said plained. "People who work full-time jobs and have
Jackson. "There's no doubt we need 24-hour coverage and families don't have the time to devote to volunteering.
this is a good, viable alternative to full-time personnel." And the Island is changing. We're not drawing the
Similar programs across the country revolve same type of people we did in the past. Sixteen years
around colleges, said Price. He cited one program in ago the volunteers were business and property owners
Colorado that built apartments for volunteers at the fire who lived and worked on the Island. Now many don't
station and offered room and board. live or work in the district and they can't just drop ev-
"In exchange for room and board, the volunteers man erything to run to a fire.
the fire station in regular shifts and respond to calls," he "Even getting business owners to stop and go to a
noted. "There's a tremendous front end expense to build call is getting difficult," added Jackson.
the apartments but it works well for them. We are look- Another reason it is becoming more difficult to attract
ing at ways to adapt a program to our district without volunteers, he said, is all the dangers a volunteer may be
spending a lot of money. We think a college education exposed to such as potentially violent abuse situations,
would be an attraction in our community." communicable diseases and explosions. All of these can
It would be a great program for the district's cadets affect a volunteer's family life, result in medical expenses
to move into after they turn 18, said Price. Cadets are teen- and jeopardize the person's full time job.
agers between the ages of 13 and 18 who are trained in fire An incentive program would also address a concern
basics, CPR and emergency medical skills. the public has voiced in the past couple of years that
"They would be a perfect pool for us to draw the district's stations be better manned, said Price.
from," reasoned Jackson. "They have all the training "Some people think this station (in Holmes Beach) is
and knowledge and could further their careers." fully manned around the clock," he noted, "In our district
Price said it would also be a good program for of 15,000 year 'round residents there's only one paid man
those who are seeking a career in firefighting. on duty around the clock and three during the day. In com-
"It's getting harder and harder to get hired full-time prison, on Longboat Key there are 5,800 year 'round
by a fire department and this would give applicants an residents and 10 paid men on duty around the clock."
advantage," he noted. "We could pay for them to go to Jackson added, "It is amazing this fire district pro-
fire school or any fire-related classes." vides the level of service it does and the reason for it
Jackson said in recent years the fire service has is the volunteers."
moved into the role of medical provider which would Price said a great deal of research will be necessary
be an advantage for those who want medical careers. in order to develop an incentive program and it might
"Sixty-five percent of the fire district's calls are take a year or two before it can be implemented.
shell ban may go
Bradenton Beach may join the City of Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach in requesting a ban on the
taking of all live seashells from the city's shores.
City council members last Thursday discussed
adopting a resolution requesting the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission propose a special law to be
adopted by the governor and cabinet to halting the
taking of live mollusks and echinoderms (sand dol-
lars) within the city limits of Bradenton Beach.
The Holmes Beach City Council approved on
first reading a resolution asking the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission to enact a law prohibiting the
removal of live shellfish from county waters.
Excepted from all proposals are oysters, hard
clams, Venus clams, bay scallops and coquinas. The
second reading will be on Dec. 6.
Bradenton Beach council members took no ac-
tion on the shell ban, but most members of the coun-
cil seemed receptive to the idea. The matter will
probably be discussed further at the Nov. 17 city
A similar request has been made in Anna Maria
at the urging of Commissioner Dottie McChesney.
It appears that resolution may be approved by com-
missioners there later this month.
"In the last couple of years alone, according to fig-
ures turned into the State of Florida by people with li-
censes to harvest shells, we've seen increases of 400
percent in sand dollar harvests and 300 percent in-
creases in the taking of starfish," McChesney has said.
She said statistics provided by the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protections indicated
312,620 pounds of sand dollars were collected com-
mercially from Southwest Florida waters in 1993.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 10, 1994 A PAGE 3 JID
Phone solicitors have fire chief steamed
Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price would like to
warn all district residents and business owners about
phone solicitors who claim they represent district
firefighters and paramedics. The district and its volun-
teers are not represented by any other organization and
do not solicit by phone, said Price. The only
fundraising the district does is by mail.
The solicitors are telling residents that the money
By Mark Ratliff
Even before a good portion of the Island's beaches
got bigger due to renourishment, questions were raised
concerning who would own that new sand. A 1992
memo to the Board of Commissioners of Manatee
County from Hamilton "Chip" Rice, the county's attor-
ney, answers those questions.
Responding to an inquiry from the commissioners,
Rice looked at three questions: How is the erosion con-
trol line established? Can the abutting property owners
put up fences? How is the abutting property owner ben-
"The erosion control line is established by the gov-
ernor and cabinet," Rice wrote. Rice says that abutting
property owners may not build any structure or in any
way damage or alter the beach seaward of the erosion
control line, and that those restrictions prohibit fences,
patios or other structures within 50 feet of the line.
"It should be noted, however, that more stringent
local regulations can be adopted and that certain excep-
tions are permitted within the 50-foot area landward of
the erosion control line," Rice added.
Rice went into further detail as to how the erosion
control line is established, explaining that this is done
primarily in accordance with the mean high tide line
after comprehensive engineering studies and topo-
graphic surveys have been completed.
"The procedures then require a public hearing and
the adoption of a rule by the governor and cabinet es-
tablishing the erosion control line," Rice says. "Ripar-
ian upland owners who feel that the line is unduly re-
given to them will go directly back to the district, that they
provide fire prevention programs for the schools and that
they are working with the Anna Maria Fire District.
"The truth is they do not provide any of theses
things for your fire department," stressed Price, "and
the fire department has never received any funds from
Solicitors include the Sarasota/Manatee
strictive have a right to a review upon written request."
After the erosion control line is established, the
state statutes prohibiting the building of structures or
the alteration of the beach take effect, Rice says.
"(There are) certain exceptions permitted primarily
for protection and maintenance of the beach," Rice
So who owns the new beach? According to Rice's
interpretation of the law, if the sand lies seaward of the
erosion control line it belongs to everybody.
"All lands seaward of the erosion control line shall
be deemed to be vested in the state by right of its sov-
ereignty," Rice says.
On the other side of the line, Rice says the state will
allow property owners to call that land part of their
home sweet homes.
"Title to all lands landward of (the) line shall be
vested in the riparian upland owners whose lands either
abut the erosion control line or would have abutted the
line if it had been located directly on the line of mean
high water," Rice says.
As to the county commissioners' question concern-
ing the benefits to the abutting property owner, Rice
says state law does not address the issue.
"Obviously, the abutting property receives the protec-
tion accorded by the renourished beach," Rice says.
"While the establishment of an erosion control line termi-
nates the right of the abutting property owner to hold title
to the mean high water line, Sect. 161.201 Florida Statutes,
provides for the continued entitlement to all common-law
riparian rights including, but not limited to, rights of in-
gress, egress, view, boating, bathing and fishing."
Firefighters Union which is selling tickets for a coun-
try and western music show in Sarasota and a
firefighters' foundation which claims to be raising
funds for CPR equipment, noted Price.
"We have received an overwhelming amount of
calls from residents who are confused about these so-
licitations and it has had a great impact on our volun-
teers' fundraisers," Price explained.
Those who wish to support their local fire depart-
ment may send a donation to Anna Maria Fire and
Rescue Volunteers, Inc., P.O. Box 1003, Holmes
Beach, FL 34218 or drop it by Station 1, 6001 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach.
"If you receive a call from these solicitors and feel
that they have misled or pressured you, please call the
fire district office at 778-6621," instructed Price.
Anna Maria City
11/15, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
11/16, 9 a.m., Codification Committee
11/15, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning
11/15, 8 a.m., Police Retirement Board
11/15, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
11/12, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association organizational meeting,
Island Branch Library
S11/14, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, Holmes Beach
11/16, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall
All city offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11
in honor of Veteran's Day.
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IEM PAGE 4 E NOVEMBER 10, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bradenton Beach responds to Bazzy marina lawsuit
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach City Attorney Alan Prather has
responded to charges made by Allan Bazzy that city
council members did not provide adequate evidence in
denying his request for expanding the Bradenton Beach
Circuit Court Judge Scott Brownell will hear the
opposing sides Dec. 14.
City council members in August denied Bazzy's re-
quest to rezone six lots adjacent to the marina from resi-
dential to commercial use and vacate portions of Bay
rental approved in
Rental of beach equipment, including Jet-skis
and sailboats up to 21 feet in length, is now permit-
ted in commercially zoned areas along the beach in
Bradenton Beach as a special exception use.
City council members unanimously ap-
proved that and other changes to the land devel-
opment laws Thursday.
Beach-related activities have been a particu-
larly hot issue in the city. Two businesses began
renting Jet-skis earlier this year. Then-Building
Official Joe Romano determined they were in vio-
lation of city codes. The businesses appealed: one
case was later dismissed by current Building Offi-
cial Whitey Moran; the other case went to the city's
code enforcement board, which determined the
business could continue to operate until Sept. 30,
1994, then would have to seek special exception
permission to continue to operate.
Changes to the land use laws allow rental of
motorized boats or watercraft with 12 special
conditions. The conditions are very strict, includ-
ing no refueling of Jet-skis on site at all, no gaso-
line storage on site at all, markings visible from
at least 100 yards identifying the vessel as a
rental boat, and a provision of one parking space
be available for every two rental boats permitted.
All rental of boats may only take place at com-
mercially zoned property. All beach equipment
must also be clearly marked as to the place of rental,
and must be removed from the beach each night.
Another change is the establishment of fees
for construction use. Bradenton Beach had no
established fees for a variety of land-use
changes, instead relying on an informal fee ar-
rangement for amendments to the comprehensive
plan or the land development code.
City officials also utilized the services of City
Planner Bill Brisson on a developer-pay basis: if a
large development was proposed, the developer
would pay for the services Brisson provides in writ-
ing code changes or other planning needs.
Some residents questioned that practice, stat-
ing that the city planner should not be paid by the
developer for recommending changes in the city.
Under the new fee schedule, Brisson's services
will now be paid by the city. Fees will be assessed
against the developer to offset the charges.
Drive North and Church Street near the marina, located
just south of the Cortez Bridge on Anna Maria Sound.
Bazzy sought permission from the city to expand
the marina by building a boat storage shed on the lots,
currently zoned for residential use.
Bazzy has also sued the city for what he claims are
encroachments onto his property by the city police sta-
tion and public works buildings. He has also sued the
city, 18 citizens including Councilmen Bill Campbell
and Jim Kissick, and others for acting "... intentionally,
willfully, knowingly, recklessly, wantonly, mali-
ciously, fraudulently and with flagrant disregard for the
interests and rights of Bazzy." In the last suit he is seek-
ing undetermined damages at a jury trial. No trial dates
have been set for the other two suits.
Key elements of Prather's defense of the city's
actions include questioning the "expert testimony" sub-
mitted by Bazzy, assertion that recent court decisions
uphold the city's action to deny the proposed land use
change and assertions that adequate testimony was
made to substantiate the city council denial.
Bazzy brought forward several experts to speak on
behalf of the marina expansion project: economist
Katherine Cobb, land planner Jim Farr, landscape ar-
chitect John Moody and traffic engineer Randy Alley.
Prather says testimony submitted by Bazzy "was
submitted as the petitioner and not qualified as an ex-
pert," according to his response to Bazzy's lawsuit.
"His testimony carries no greater or lesser weight
than any other testimony submitted by laymen during
the public hearing," Prather writes. "The city argues
that Mr. Bazzy's testimony is not supported by any
factual predicate from which an opinion could be so-
licited from him concerning whether or not the project
complies with the city's Land Development Code and
Economist Cobb's testimony, Prather says, "...
consisted of a rather disjointed discussion of non-per-
tinent issues which ultimately ended with an opinion
not predicated upon any evidence or facts submitted by
her during her presentation."
Land planner Farr's statements, Prather says, "...
were basically conclusionary and not predicated upon
any factual matters submitted by him which properly
laid a basis for his conclusion or opinion.
"It is the position of the city that Mr. Farr's refer-
ence to 'mixed-use development' is not correct in the
context of this development," Prather continues. "This
project is of a single use, being a marina."
Landscape architect Moody's letter regarding the
marina project, Prather says, "... at best can be de-
scribed as 'reserved' support for the project. The gen-
eral result of Mr. Moody's letter is that 'if' petitioner
did certain things, such as submittal of the landscaping
plan, then the proposal may overcome Mr. Moody's
initial concerns, '... about the large structure required
and its potential negative impact on the village setting
of Bradenton Beach.'"
Traffic engineer Alley's testimony that the project
would have "little or no material change or effect to
traffic" is not challenged by Prather.
Prather says testimony by City Planner Bill
Brisson, taken from the city's land development laws
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state that any development within the city must call for,
"The integrity and quality of life be maintained in ex-
isting residential neighborhoods ..."
"It is clear from these provisions," Prather writes,
"that it was the intent of the city ... to significantly
protect existing residential areas against encroachment
by incompatible uses."
Brisson also said the Bradenton Beach Compre-
hensive Plan "stated that sufficient commercial land
existed in the city to address its future needs."
A key element in Bazzy's suit is the nature of the
proceedings. The Florida Supreme Court in 1993 ruled
that land-use changes such as proposed by Bazzy were
"quasi-judicial" in nature: the proceedings were to be
conducted as if they were being held in a courtroom,
with evidence presented, witnesses examined and
cross-examined, and the decision reached to be based
only on the evidence presented publicly.
Prather writes, "The Supreme Court noted that the
purpose of [Comprehensive] Plans are to assist and
provide for the orderly and gradual growth in commu-
nities concerning 'future' use of land. It is not a docu-
ment that mandates a specific use at a specific time.
"The Supreme Court stated that local governments
do have discretion to decide the ultimate density and
intensity of certain developments within the parameters
of the Plan. The local elected officials' discretion ex-
ercised through their decision must be supported by
substantial competent evidence. The Plan does not
mandate that any time a developer requests approval of
some project, regardless of the advisability of the
project, that it must be approved.
"Just because the application may propose one of
several 'consistent' uses that may be made for the prop-
erty under the Plan does not mandate that the local
government must approve the application requested. It
is the city's position that discretion still remains and
that the Snyder court decision ruled to that effect,"
The Second District Court of Appeals, a part of the
reasoning behind the Snyder decision by the Supreme
Court identifies, Prather says, "... 'three questions' that
the Circuit Court should ask as the following: whether
due process was afforded, whether the administrative
body applied the correct law, and whether its findings
are supported by competent substantial evidence.... in
our case, the answer to each 'question' is 'yes'!"
Councilmen Bill Campbell and Jim Kissick voted
against the marina expansion project. Although a ma-
jority of three votes on the council favored the project
cast by Mayor Katie Pierola and Councilmen Herb
Dolan and Dick Suhre a "super majority" of four
votes was needed for the project to proceed.
Bazzy claimed in his lawsuit that "... the record is
devoid of evidence sufficient to support a denial."
Campbell and Kissick "... did not rely upon a single
legitimate public interest. The basis of their actions
were clearly stated on the record as being founded upon
the general public opinions held by their constituents."
Prather counters that Campbell and Kissick's de-
cision "... not to support the motion to approve the
rezoning of the six lots is sustainable under the evi-
dence. The reasons given are legitimate ..."
Campbell's decision, Prather writes,"... speaks of
a fair and honest evaluation which must be made by the
trier of fact in coming to the decision that elected offi-
cials are obligated to make."
Kissick's decision, Prather writes, "... followed ap-
propriate planning considerations in making his decision.
This is clear from the totality of his comments when read
in context from pages 20 through 23 of the transcript."
Bazzy is asking the courts to reverse the decision
of the Bradenton Beach City Council and grant permis-
sion for him to expand the marina.
Prather says, "... the city respectfully requests that
this court not grant the relief requested by the petitioner
and that this court rule that the decision rendered by the
city council in this proceeding was correct and not in
contravention of the law."
Circuit Court Judge Brownell will hold a hearing
on the matter Dec. 14. Prather said the judge may or
may not make a ruling at that time.
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the state, began throughout the county last week. In
Holmes Beach, yard waste at all residences south of
Manatee Avenue will be picked up on Mondays. In
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, yard waste at all resi-
dences north of Manatee Avenue will be picked up on
Thursday. In Bradenton Beach all yard waste will be
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per month added to Waste Management bills for pick-ups.
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Waste Management takes effect next year.
Specifics of the program were announced last
week by Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard.
The additional cost will be 96 cents per household and
each household will receive two bins. The seven items
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Legends and Crackers
With any luck, when you read this newspaper (which
went to press long before the election results were known
on Tuesday), Lawton Chiles will be legend in Florida
again. In 35 years of politicking, he's never lost a race.
We're lucky to have such an influential figure with
ties to Anna Maria in leadership. We haven't always
been able to influence his opinion to that of "our ma-
jority" but we know he cares about our Island.
Lawton managed to stir the press across the state
and in parts unknown by the likes of Florida "crackers"
with a retort during his debate with Jeb Bush. The re-
sponse might have appeared unrelated to the question,
but we think it was pertinent. Chiles said, "The old he-
coon walks just before the light of day."
If you consider the light of day as the morning af-
ter the election ... well, it all makes sense.
If you spend much time in Tallahassee with politi-
cal types, you hear all kinds of such "crackerisms." A
few years back, the legislative aide handbook went so
far as to give sample phrases and explanations for the
unaware. Our personal favorite for a bill that doesn't
have a chance of passage: "That dog won't hunt."
For one last crackerism, we'll take you back to one
of the more heated Anna Maria City meetings this year,
when Ed Chiles (Governor's son) was proposing vaca-
tion of city alleys for his Sandbar restaurant, he said,
"Let's put the hay down where the goats can get at it."
It was unrelated to any of the truths that followed as he
introduced staff members, but it perked a few ears.
Now for Lawton it's on to the day-to-day accomplish-
ments of running the state, keeping taxes down, criminals
locked up and the Cortez Road project on schedule.
On the Cortez subject ...
A few readers have asked when the Cortez Bridge
will close for repair. The answer is October 1995 the
whole month and hopefully no longer. The work on
Palma Sola Causeway is expected to be completed
prior to the Cortez Bridge work but that remains to be
seen. The Florida Department of Transportation is not
known for sticking to schedules.
In the coming weeks, we will follow stories in the
Village of Cortez. First on the newly completed exhi-
bition: Vanishing Culture. It is a documentation of
voices and images of cultural significance among
Cortez fishing folk including an oral history, photo
archives, a mural, art exhibit, and interpretive stations
along the docks. All very timely to the villagers who
will be pondering their future in light of the vote on the
constitutional amendment to ban fishing nets.
We'll begin to tackle the question on the minds of
Cortezians: Where do we go from here?
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Community rallies behind
On Saturday, Oct. 29, Anna Maria Elementary
School celebrated its annual, major fund-raiser the
As chairperson for the event, I can only say that the
job got done because of a lot of help from a wonderful
group of "moms."
The day started cloudy, turning into rain at the time
of the parade commencing at 11 a.m. To my pleasant
surprise, when I arrived at the parking lot behind
Holmes Beach City hall, the area was full of goblins,
witches, ghosts and vampires all ready to have fun.
As the parade was about to start, the rain stopped and,
boy, did the fun begin!
The festival was a success. The Anna Maria El-
ementary Parent/Teacher Organization netted approxi-
mately $5,300. All the money goes toward enhancing
our children's education and environment at our Island
If I were to list everyone of you who donated time,
money, food, work, work and more work, the list
would be endless.
So, please accept our "Thank you." Together we
made it happen, and all I can add is that I am proud to
be part of this community.
Millie Torres, president, Anna Maria Elementary
Dog doo-doo law a joke
Is anyone interested? We are visitors in your com-
munity. We love animals. We own dogs. They are here
with us and they are walked on leashes several times
each day because we do not have a fenced yard where
we are renting. We always carry a plastic bag and al-
ways pick up.
Why are your streets littered with dog excrement?
Why are negligent dog owners not caught and fined for
breaking the law? And fined again and again if they
continue this disgusting practice. Why don't your citi-
zens have pride in their community. Has anyone looked
at the disgraceful mess that these irresponsible dog
owners leave on the beach and on other people's prop-
erty and along the public streets and roads.
Dog owners should be told about the health haz-
ards to children and adults. Check this out with any
physician. Also the heath hazards to other dogs. Check
this out with any veterinarian. He will confirm this fact.
The neighbor next door takes his Labrador on the beach
every morning. He does take a shovel and does pick up,
but is this right? The signs all say that there is a $500
fine for taking a dog on the beach. May I ask when this
law was last enforced? A fine paid?
If the community cannot afford to have someone in
authority constantly addressing this problem, surely a
group of local conscientious volunteers could help to
deal with this distressing affair. I wish I lived here. I
would work for the good of the community.
Perhaps you can start the clean up by frequent ar-
ticles in your paper. What else can you do? Surely ev-
eryone should care and act now:
Many thanks for your interest in this important is-
W. Ronson, Holmes Beach
Give credit where it's due
Regarding the Beach House's effort at the Anna
Maria Elementary School's Fall Festival, Steve Ananicz
and Joe Rogers were invaluable in organizing the bulk of
the effort for the equipment and the donated food.
Most have come to identify their charm, wit and
handsome smiling faces with the Sandbar when, in fact,
they now run the Beach House.
Sean Murphy, Beach Bistro, Holmes Beach
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THfSE WERE THE AYS
by June Alder
From the time of Spanish Florida up until today, hardy men like Jose Casanas
and Joe Mora have fished the waters of Anna Maria Island.
Like generations before him, Jose
Maria Casanas, a Spaniard born in the
Canary Islands, devoted his long life to
harvesting the treasure of the sea. He
went where that harvest was most plen-
tiful. And one of the finest fishing
grounds in the world was the waters of
the golden peninsula that his explorer
forebears called "La
Casanas was well
along in years when
he came to Florida,
reaching Tampa Bay
probably at mid-cen-
tury and eventually
Anna Maria Island as
a widower of 73.
George Bean, John
R. Jones and Sam Cobb
- the other home-
steaders of the early
'90s left a "paper
up" his homestead the same year as
Small but strong and wiry,
Casanas worked day-in, day-out in the
searing sun and in the fiercest of
weather for almost a century. In his
later years the old fisherman mostly
kept to himself in his cabin on the Bay,
Jose Casanas established
his fishing camp on Anna
Maria Island in about
1896. His crew harbored
their boats in the bayous
and inlets on the narrow
part of the island now
bisected by Manatee
Avenue and spread their
nets to dry where tourists
now take their ease on the
trail" of letters and manuscripts and news-
paper stories. Of Casanas we know little.
But what we do know marks him as a spe-
He established his fishing camp on
Anna Maria Island about the same time in
1896 that Sam Cobb located to the north
of John R. Jones. His crew harbored their
boats in the bayous and inlets on the nar-
row part of the island now bisected by
Manatee Avenue and spread their nets to
dry where the languid tourists now take
their ease on the county beach.
In those days it was difficult for
people of Spanish birth unless they
were upper-class to qualify for a home-
stead. Besides language and citizenship re-
quirements there was unquestionably a
prejudice against Spanish Floridians
among settlers from the North.
Fortunately Casanas had a friend in
Captain Jones, whom he had met in
Tampa in the 1880s. There are indica-
tions Casanas had an association with
Jones in the fishing and shipping trades,
and perhaps with Captain James McKay
Jr., of the famous Tampa seafaring clan.
Jones, an attorney, helped Casanas
with legal niceties and coached him in
English so that he was able to "prove
except when his grand-
children came to visit
him. He loved children
and they loved him. Ev-
eryone loved him.
When Jose Casanas
died in 1918 at the age
of 96, Arthur St. Clair
Jones, son of John R.
Jones, was at the
warfront in France. He
commented in a letter
to his mother:
"I was very sorry to
hear about poor old
death, though of course not surprised.
He always had seemed a part of Anna
Maria Key and you hate to see those
old landmarks leave a place. It is some-
thing like cutting down a tree like that
big palmetto we had to take down at
the foot of the bayou, isn't it?"
Another Spaniard important to the
Island's history was Joe Mora. Like
Casanas he was born in the Canary Is-
lands and came to Tampa Bay area in the
1870s or '80s. (At one time he had a fish-
ing camp on a Hillsborough island later
named after him Joe's Island.)
When Sam Cobb moved to Anna
Maria he brought Joe and his wife
Minnie, a Florida "cracker," with him.
Sam needed someone to look out for his
wife Annie and her children while he was
building boats and carriages in Tampa.
Cobb supplied Mora with a boat and nets
and a small cabin for a home.
Minnie Mora was a midwife and it
was she who delivered Anna Maria
Cobb on May Day of 1897.
the War of 1898
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Who knows when the old he-coon walks?
By Mark Ratliff
Last week when Gov. Lawton Chiles debated Jeb
Bush, he had a warning for his young challenger: "The
old he-coon walks just before the light of day."
Tongues were wagging the next day as many folks
wondered what Chiles meant The message was clear
to dyed-in-the-wool Florida Crackers, however: "Son,
you don't know who you're messing with."
Okay, but how do you get that meaning from a ref-
erence to a male raccoon's predawn constitutional?
"The young coons run early and the dogs get tired,"
Chiles explained to the Tampa Tribune last week. "The
he-coon doesn't run early. He moves just before the
light of day."
Some interpreted this to mean that Bush, a political
newcomer, was way out of his league against the seasoned
Chiles, and that the governor would become most aggres-
sive just before the light of day Election Day.
"It's another way of saying, 'You should be hear-
ing footsteps,'" Chiles said.
"That's the way I read it," said Gib Bergquist when
contacted by The Islander Bystander for his interpre-
tation. Bergquist, who's known on the Island as "The
Cracker," provided a number of other witticisms which
we'll serve up later.
But first, we asked another Island Cracker, Bill
Mullon, just what the heck IS a Cracker.
Mullon says there are actually two definitions -
what the word used to mean, and what it means today.
Mullon says the term originated years go when
central Florida was a vast wasteland where cattle
grazed and then were driven to Tampa or Ft. Myers to
be loaded onto boats to be taken to market.
"The cowboys who drove the cattle always used
whips," Mullon said. "They were popping their whips
and cracking their whips, so the people on the boats
called anybody from Florida a 'Cracker.'"
It means something else today, Mullon says.
"It's a conservative Democrat, somewhat of a
redneck, who wants to be left pretty much alone and
prefers less government," Mullon said.
Mullon also noted he is a "liberal Cracker," ex-
plaining that a liberal "is a man with an open mind, and
a conservative is a person who wants no change rela-
tive to the position of 1864."
As to Mullon's credentials to speak on things
Cracker, he says he was born in Fort Meade, Florida,
"a place so far back in the woods they had to pump in
In searching for "Crackerisms," we also heard
some sayings that may not be Florida Cracker, but
more generally southern in nature. Some came from
other parts of the country, and some were unprintable,
but here they are, including definitions for the more
obscure terms or phrases.
Everybody winds their own spool. "I'm an elec-
trician, so I'm thinking about electrical. Bill's a Demo-
crat, so he's talking about the Democrats. If you're in
the food business you talk about that you wind your
own spool." Brendan Greene
Red in the morning, sailors' warning; red in the
night, sailors' delight. "I always thought that was true
- if my grandmother said it, it was true. But I was in
the Navy for two-and-a-half years and I never did un-
derstand what in the hell that meant" Charlie Kehm.
Rain before seven, shine before eleven. "Now
that happens more times than not." Brendan Greene
Stuck pigs always squeal. "That's from my favor-
ite president. If you have to explain it, it's not worth
telling." Bill Warren
Things have been going downhill since 1864
when the first Republican showed up down here. -
Okay, now for Gib Bergquist's Crackerisms,
which he produced in response to our request for some
adages along the lines of the old he-coon saying.
Bergquist says these are not all necessarily pure Florida
Cracker, but they're in that vein.
"Sometimes it's hard to tell where they came from
or how they got into my family," Bergquist said.
"These just involve animals, so they might be apropos
to what you're looking for."
Drunk as a skunk and twice as smelly.
Get off your high horse. "That was an expression
my mother always used, meaning if you get too high
and mighty, or too cocky, you should get off that horse,
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get back on level ground and we'll talk about it,"
Grinning like a jackass eating briars. "You can imag-
ine if you've ever seen a mule that's been eating briars,
he's going to lift his lips a little bit on the corners he
actually looks like he's grinning. That's an oldie."
An armadillo is just a possum on the half-shell.
Mean as a snake and just as crooked.
He's a real rooster. "Used to describe a guy who's
great with the ladies," Bergquist said.
Feisty as a banty rooster. "That's a Cracker way
of saying bantam," Bergquist explains. "If you've ever
seen these little, tiny Florida Cracker farm houses, there
are always some of these diminutive chickens that just
live there nobody worries about feeding them or
anything else. The banty rooster is really small, so the
saying refers to anything that's small that's holding up
its end of the battle and doing real well."
Sick as a dog. "Everyone uses that one, and I
don't know where it came from. I don't know why a
dog would be any sicker than anything else."
Hopped on it like a dog on a bone. "That's one I
say quite often when somebody gets a little anxious and
takes the bait real quick."
Scarce as hen's teeth. "I don't know where that
came from. It might be universal, it might be southern
or it might be Cracker."
A frog choker. "What we Crackers use to refer to
a real heavy rain."
We're still looking for authentic Crackerisms, and
if you've got any we'd be as happy as a coon in a corn
patch if you'd share them with us. Send them along
with an interpretation to: The Islander Bystander, 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
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Airplane resolution not answer: pilot
By Pat Copeland
Retired airline pilot Elmo Torres, an Island resi-
dent, told the Holmes Beach Council last week that it
is flying in circles with a resolution to oppose the rout-
ing of all airplanes from the Sarasota/Bradenton airport
over the city.
"The resolution as written is fine and dandy, except
the routing of airplanes over Holmes Beach is not up
to us or anybody else except the FAA (Federal Avia-
tion Administration) and Mother Nature in making the
decision on which way we're going to take off," he ex-
plained, "because we have to take off against the wind.
The routing of all airplanes from Sarasota Bradenton
International Airport depends on wind direction."
Torres, who piloted with Piedmont and USAir for
26 years, told council that their protestations against
noise pollution, air pollution and fear of accidents is
also unfounded. He said the 737s and DC9s coming
into the airport all meet Stage 3 airplane noise restric-
"Noise pollution does not apply to Stage 3 air-
planes because by the time they come by here north
bound they're about 55 decibels and that does not con-
stitute noise. (As for) air pollution, Stage 3 aircraft are
clean engines. They do not put out anything significant.
And the danger of accidents would never apply."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said, "I think the
information you have is probably correct; we just don't
want them flying over our house."
Torres asked how many times a day she hears an air-
plane. Whitmore said since the subject has come up she
has heard one each night and the airplanes are very loud.
"That's impossible," replied Torres, "because
they're Stage 3 airplanes taking off and do not put out
more than 55 decibels. A motorcycle going down the
road puts out more noise."
Council Chairman Mary Ellen Reichard said the
resolution was initiated by complaints from residents.
"I have copies of all the flight paths and they do go
over this Island," she said. "Longboat Key is objecting
to the noise pollution and no longer wants them going
over Longboat Key. They want to re-route them over
Anna Maria. And there's always the chance of an ac-
cident when you're in the route of an airplane and any-
time airplanes are going over your area, there's noise
pollution and more air pollution. I just don't want an-
other city trying to dump its problems on us."
Councilwoman Billie Martini said some of the
noise could be from Coast Guard helicopters or air-
planes from McDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Torres
said that could be the case because military airplanes
do not have to meet Stage 3 regulations.
Resident Ed Fisher, who was a navy pilot for 22
years, said, "When you hear this noise, check and see
what it is. The Coast Guard has been a real culprit fly-
ing in from the sea right across (the Island) at lower
altitudes and going to St. Pete and McDill. Also, the
helicopters come in really low. That can be stopped real
easily with one phone call if you can identify the plane
because there are restrictions over land."
Reichard said in the resolution the city is also try-
ing to get a representative on the Noise Abatement Ad-
visory Committee so the city will have some input on
the noise issue.
Torres said he had filled out an application to be
the representative on that committee.
"I would like the City of Holmes Beach to send
someone with enough knowledge of what they're talk-
ing about," said Torres.
According to a spokesperson with the Community
Services Office of the Sarasota Bradenton International
Airport, the committee is made up of 11 representatives
from each county. Members are nominated by the Air-
port Authority when there is a vacancy. Currently,
Manatee County has two vacancies.
There is also a 24-hour Noise Abatement Hotline,
Over 900 Island-
lovers are already
on our out-of-
town list. It's the
best news on
form on page 7
of this issue.
Anna Maria, your new island bank
opened just in time for the holidays,
and you've been very, very good this year.
Reward yourself. With our new Holmes Beach address, there's suddenly
a lot less standing between you and very personal, independent banking.
Make 1995 the greatest year ever, and join us at
your new island bank.
The officers and directors of First National Bank
of Manatee are lined up behind the commitment to
serve the island community with the same devotion
to highly-personal and gracious service that has
made locally-owned First National so successful
in Manatee County since 1986.
Glen W. Fausset John J. Ogilby
C Col-Lee Groves, Inc.
0 9 9
Francis I."Rip" du Pont, III
Chairman & CE O. Beverly Beall
Bealf'v Department Stores
o Dr. Wm. J. Thompson/ Allen J. Butler Stephen Korcheck
Robert G. Blalock Orthodontist / President / President
Blalock. Landers, H. Butler Foonear. Inc. Manatee Community College
Walters & vogler. PA. William Nowak Raymond A. Weigel, III
Adaak siralor President
HCA L.W. Blake Hospital CLB Consulting, Inc.
Now we are proud to be a caring, dedicated citizen
of Anna Maria Island. It's these special attitudes and
loyalties among island residents that make the island
itself so very, very good, year after year.
As Independent As The Island Itself.
First National Bank of Manatee 5324 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 (813) 778-4900 Susan O'Connor, Manager
Main Office: 5817 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, Florida 34209 (813) 794-6969
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"Yes, we do windows," was the refrain of a group
of teenage volunteers who recently washed windows
for Island clients of the Manatee County Community
Care for the Elderly Program.
The window washing project was a joint effort
between the county and Volunteer Services of Mana-
tee County for Make a Difference Day Oct. 22. Make
a Difference Day is sponsored by the Sunday maga-
zine, USA Weekend, and the Points of Light Founda-
Clients of the elder care program throughout the
county were selected as beneficiaries of the project and
volunteers were coordinated by Volunteer Services.
The County's Community Services Department do-
"Our clients are desperate for their windows to be
washed," explained Senior Case Worker Susan
Bassini. "They are always asking for it so that's why
we decided on this project."
Bassini oversees the cases of Island clients of the
elder care program whose windows were washed by
members of the Southeast High School Drama Club.
Additional materials were donated by Home True
Value Hardware of Holmes Beach.
The teen volunteers arrived at United Way at 8
a.m. on a Saturday morning and received their assign-
ments. They were transported to their work sites along
with adult supervisors.
"They were wonderful kids," said Bassini. "They
brought youthful vigor and socialization to the clients.
In turn, they learned about older people. Washing win-
dows is not very glamorous work but it is really
needed. The spirit of the kids and the effort was mar-
"I'm so proud of the teenagers," added Rosemary
Kirchner of Volunteer Services. "They did a wonder-
ful job with enthusiasm and made it fun. The clients
on the Island were delighted with the kids and the
work. Their parents can be very proud of this group."
The window washing was a bonus for clients of
the elder care program, who enjoy a host of services
ranging from housekeeping to respite care. The pro-
gram is funded through the Older Americans Act, said
Bassini, and provides services in an in-home setting
for county residents aged 60 and over.
"To be eligible for the program, a client just has
to be 60 or over and have the need," explained Bassini.
"We are advocates for people who wish to remain in
their homes independently and with dignity. We try to
lessen the gap between available services for clients
who can't afford the services or can't help them-
Four of the program's most needed services are
homemaker, personal care, respite care and chore ser-
Golf classic swings up donations for center
Brian Faasse and Danielle Barber form a triumphant archway of golf clubs over Scott Dell, Jim Radick, and
Pierette Kelly in celebration of the $1,350 raised for the Anna Maria Island Community Center at the First
Annual Charity Golf Classic at Tara Country Club, sponsored by the Beachhouse Restaurant. A total of 64
players, paying an entry fee of $75 each, participated in the tournament which was held on Oct. 27. According
to Kelly, executive director of the center, 10 percent of the funds raised will be given to the United Way, of
which the Anna Maria Island Community Center is an agency.
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vice, she said.
Homemakers' duties include preparing meals, do-
ing laundry and light housekeeping, changing linens,
grocery shopping and doing dishes. They average three
hours per week per client.
Personal care givers may shave, bathe and wash the
hair of clients and also average three hours per week
"Our personal care often picks up where Medicare
leaves off," said Bassini. "The client may be discharged
by Medicare but still need the service."
Respite care is offered for the families of bed-
bound clients or those with Alzheimer's disease
through the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Program.
"This is respite for the 24-hour care givers," said
Bassini, "who are usually spouses or children. It takes
some of the pressure off and allows them to get out of
the house for a while. The average is six hours per week
within budgetary constraints."
The chore service is just that -- a handyman who
comes to the home and performs minor repairs. He also
installs and periodically checks smoke detectors in cli-
"We are always looking for local professionals
such as electricians and plumbers to volunteer for our
clients," noted Bassini.
Another service is the Emergency Alert Response
Unit provided to clients who are home bound. Clients
wear an amulet around the neck with an emergency
button to push if they fall and can't get up or sustain an
injury and can't help themselves. A unit in the tele-
phone alerts a service that has a list of relatives, neigh-
bors and doctors to call. If someone can't respond to the
client immediately, a call is placed to 911.
"We have a Better Living for Seniors Helpline,"
said Bassini. "If you know someone you are worried
about, you can call. It's usually an emergency situation
such as a person needing a new roof or becoming
Other related programs clients may qualify for are
free transit service on the Handibus, a medical benefits
program which assists with paying surgical bills and
prescription costs, friendly visitors and medical deliv-
eries through the Retired Senior Volunteers Program
and Adult Day Care at the Samoset Senior Center.
The program has nine active case workers who link
clients to available services in the community as part
of the Manatee Aging Network, which also publishes
an annual Senior Services Directory
"We do a medical and psychological assessment of
the situation and determine what the client's needs
are," said Bassini. "We try to meet those needs with the
goal of keeping the client in the home by procuring any
and all available resources."
To learn more about services provided by the pro-
gram, call the Elder Helpline at 749-7118 or 749-7127.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 10, 1994 U PAGE 11
Veterans Day is about veterans
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Veterans Day is held annually on Nov. 11. It is the
day all American servicemen are honored.
"Veterans are in trouble," says Gary
Weider of Holmes Beach.
Weider, the new commander of the
Anna Maria Veterans of Foreign Wars -
(VFW) Post 8199, says, "There are millions
of veterans all over the country if they
don't join the organizations, they won't
have any power."
The Anna Maria VFW, founded in
1948, has 99 members, Weider says, but
only a handful show up at the meetings. GaWeid
"The name of the game is to join," says ry
Weider. "You don't have to do anything but
we need the numbers to have a voice in government."
The current national trend, says Weider, with
World War II veterans making up the majority of mem-
bership, is a loss of members. With those veterans get-
ting older and older each year, new leader-
ship must come in to the various veterans
organizations such as the VFW, the Ameri-
can Veterans (AMVets), and the Disabled
American Veterans to keep to them alive.
"Within the next 10 years," says
Weider, "the Vietnam Vet will be the
bloodline and the lifeline of the VFW." ,
Welder should know. He served a year
in Vietnam in the Army in 1963.
He took over as the Anna Maria VFW
commander last year from Bob DeVane, a
World War II veteran who lives in
Weider moved to the Island in 1981 and joined in
1982, when he lived down the street from DeVane,
commander for seven years of Post 8199. DeVane
joined the post in 1971.
"Every year we lose members," says Weider.
The older vets are dying and the younger vets are
The oldest member, says Weider, is 92 years old
and living in Freedom Village. The youngest member
is Jimmy Kronus who served in Desert Storm.
"We just lost Ernie," Weider says referring to Ernie
Cagnina, former Anna Maria City mayor and long-time
post member who recently passed away.
"We have less than 10 members who are active and
when you're 70 years old you're not that active," says
"The answer is members," says Weider. "All the
Addison Bowers, 93, of Port William, Ohio, and
formerly of Bradenton, died Nov. 4 at his home.
Born in Fayette County, Ohio, Mr. Bowers lived in
Bradenton for several years. He was a retired aircraft
maintenance technician. He was a Methodist.
He was a member of Free and Accepted Masons
Lodge No. 52 in Jamestown, Ohio; Scottish Rite in
Sarasota; Gulf Shrine Club, High 12 Club of Holmes
Beach; and Odd Fellows Lodge in Monroe, Ohio.
He is survived by his brother, Rosco of Jamestown;
three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Masonic service was held at Manasota Memo-
rial Park Cemetery, Oneco. Griffith-Cline was in
charge of arrangements.
The Island Poet
Some folks keep themselves in an uproar and
never get any rest,
'Cause they try to keep up with the Joneses to
show they are the best.
If the Joneses get a new car or anything that's
They will never be satisfied until they get one,
And their friends think they really should refrain
From playing what they think is a very silly game.
And they should be satisfied with what they have
and never have a care,
'Cause after all the Joneses are in debt up to their
projects are worthy vets helping vets."
Anna Maria's VFW has a variety of local projects
as well as what they do on a national level.
The Anna Maria VFW started sponsoring a T-ball
team for boys and girls through the Anna
I Maria Island Community Center two
S The Kids Fish-a-thon is something
they have been sponsoring for 30 years.
The event is for the kids, says DeVane,
0.- where ages six to 12 are invited to the
free event at the end of every summer for
fishing, food and prizes for such catego-
l ries ugliest fish and smallest fish, as well
as largest fish.
r _The veterans participate in military
celebrations such as Veterans Day, July
Fourth, Memorial Day and Loyalty Day (May 1).
Part of the VFW's mission is to donate flags to
the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, the fire depart-
ments, the cities and to the libraries.
The veterans also sell the Buddy
Poppies for donations which you will be
seeing a lot of this week preceding Vet-
erans Day on Friday.
The Anna Maria VFW Post meets in
the Bradenton Beach Fire Station, behind
the city hall.
The women have an auxiliary with
about 30 members and used to meet the
first Tuesday in the month. But, says
Weider, the ladies voted last week to dis-
__ band for lack of interest and leadership.
"They want to do a good job," says
Welder, "but they can't without people to help."
The men meet the second Wednesday, but only
about 10 show up.
The fourth Friday is when the families get to-
gether and that seems to fare better. "We used to have
a pretty good turn-out for those." About 25 come for
the family get-togethers, says Weider.
"It always comes down to membership," says
Weider. "It's membership, membership, membership
to keep up the projects year after year."
Membership is $22 a year and includes post privi-
leges at any post worldwide, an insurance policy, a
monthly magazine, an annual convention.
"Wherever you go," says Weider, "there's a post.
I go hunting around Ocala and I go to the post there."
If you are interested in joining the Anna Maria
VFW Post 8199 call Weider at 778-3906 or DeVane
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By Jack Egan
Publisher's note: Jack Egan, The Islander
Bystander's award-winning cartoonist, and his wife
Judie recently attended Jack's 40th class reunion at
Florida State University.
Egan bragged to the staff and
teased us with the news that a
cartoonist was a special
honoree at the reunion, e
submitting a story of sorts '
which he insisted we publish. ,
The Moments! '
That was the theme of
Florida State University's 1994 ...
"Judie, now aren't you
glad I packed a coat and tie?" ,
"I guess so, but everyone at
this breakfast looks like they're -7 ,
dressed casually." ,
"OK, but this morning
they're going to honor three
graduates for their achieve-
"Well, one is a cartoonist!" Egan.
"Well, I'm a cartoonist, right? When I was here I
was captain of the tennis team and king of the sopho-
more hop. I really made out!"
"Jack, the program says, 'Grads made good.' Not
grads who made out! Besides, I've been talking to
some of your classmates, and they said that when you
were here there were seven girls to every boy, and you
still couldn't get a date!"
"Big deal, Burt Reynolds couldn't get a date ei-
"Oh, Jack, get real. The cartoonist they are honor-
ing has a Ph.D. in atomic physics!"
"Judie, I've never told you this, but someone doc-
tored my high school records to get me admitted to FSU
Maybe they doctored my transcript after I got out."
"For heaven's sake, Jack, read the program! It says
the cartoonist is syndicated and his cartoons appear in
more than 250 newspapers in the United States and in
20 foreign countries."
"Boy, I always wondered how my first publisher,
Don Moore, could afford to build that big house on
Longboat Key. He's probably still collecting royalties
off my cartoons!"
"I hate to burst your bubble, Jack, but they're seat-
ing the honorees at the head table now. I think the car-
toonist is the good looking guy with the mustache."
"See, I told you I shouldn't have shaved off my
"Quit pouting, Jack, and listen to what he has to
Ssay. Maybe you'll learn something about being suc-
"OK, OK, so he quit his job teaching at the Univer-
sity of Georgia, put his wife to work, and learned how to
draw. Well, if that's all it takes, maybe I'll do it!"
"Jack, you don't have a job to quit, and don't even
think about putting me to work. It might be a good idea,
though, if you learned how to draw."
"Big deal, so I'll learn how to draw."
"He also said that being self-employed, the disci-
pline acquired during his years at FSU helps him to stay
at his drawing board instead of goofing off
like you do."
"Sigh, let's get out of here and get
back to the motel."
"Why, what's the big rush?"
"Maybe I can get in a short nap before
the homecoming game starts."
The Moments ... such as they were -
Publisher's note no. 2: Bud Grace,
creator of the comic strip "Ernie" was hon-
ored by FSU as a "Grad that made good."
J Grace launched his syndicated comic
strip, "Ernie," in 1988 and today it appears in
more than 250 newspapers in the United
States and 20 foreign countries. In 1993, the
strip won the National Cartoonist Society's
award for the nations best comic strip.
So what doctorate did Grace earn at
Florida State that served him to become a
prize-winning cartoonist? A Ph.D. in atomic
physics, which followed a bachelor's degree
After earning his doctorate in 1971, Grace taught
at the University of Georgia, returned to Florida State
for a post-doctoral degree, worked for the Florida En-
ergy office and decided to take up cartooning. Since
then his single panel cartoons have appeared in major
American magazines, many foreign publication and in
"Ernie," has won
awards, such as the
S v e n s k a
Addamson Award for
best foreign comic
strip and the Bild and
Award, the "Sproing"
Award for best Nor-
wegian cartoon book. .
A recent collection of
"Ernie" strips also
won the Swedish Grace
Ministry of Culture
Award for best Swedish cartoon book.
Grace lives with his wife, Lorraine, also a Florida
State graduate; and eight-year-old son, Allen, In
What really surprised Jack at the reunion was
meeting Grace and learning that Grace was actually fa-
miliar with his Islander cartoons. Mr. Grace's mother
is a resident of Holmes Beach and frequently sends
copies of The Islander Bystander to her son.
Bud and his wife, Lorraine, and their son, Allen,
are frequent visitors to Anna Maria Island.
Thank you Mom, and eat your heart out, Jack.
A home away from home
Vincent and Larrie Jean Mercadante of Anna Maria traveled to Italy in September to tour the country and to
meet with Vincent's family. The Mercadantes felt right at home when they found the "Anna Maria" restau-
rant in Sorrento, Italy, just south of Naples. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed at the time.
Island cartoonist honored
at FSU homecoming
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 10, 1994 A PAGE 13 1[
Yes, we have no
By Pat Copeland
A consensus again eluded the Holmes Beach Plan-
ning Commission after a lengthy discussion recently
on density in the A-1 district and residential rental du-
Hoteliers in the A-1 district asked the commission for
an increase from 10 units per acre to 28. They argued that
the market is changing and visitors are staying for shorter
periods of time and no longer need the large suites that
makeup many of the Island's older motels. The younger,
more affluent visitors also expect more amenities and
higher quality facilities, but if motels upgrade to fit the
market, they are limited to 10 units per acre.
A density of 28 units per acre would result in an
increase from 171 to 205 rooms, hoteliers maintained.
Of the 34 additional rooms, only eight would be new
construction. All other changes would be internal -
dividing large suites into two rooms and the infra-
structure is already in place. Any construction would
be governed by land development regulations concern-
ing land coverage, parking spaces, height, etc.
Commissioner Bruce Golding said he is not in fa-
vor of any increase in density.
"The 10 units per acre only impacts those people
who have not developed or developed at less than 10
units," he said. "Everybody else is grandfathered at
whatever their density is and if they get wiped out 51
percent it's a rebuild. I cannot see allowing anybody
to have more than they started with by rezoning."
Commissioner Mike Faarup asked, "There are
only a few motels in the district and you're telling
them they can't have a slight increase? I see it as an op-
portunity to take the overnight tourists out of the resi-
Commissioner Gene Aubry said putting six people
in a large motel room versus each person having his
own smaller room results in the same number of
people and vehicles.
"If you take the building that's there and you con-
vert it from one room to two, you have laws that deal
with site coverage, height, setbacks, parking spaces,"
he said. "You can only get so many beans in that jar
if you stay within the rules. I think everybody's out of
control on this. The density is already there."
Resident Mary Kay Adams said any addition of
rooms creates more traffic, drainage and other infra-
Resident David Moynihan said the hotel district
has no density or use advantage.
"Why they should be restricted to the same den-
sity code as condominium developments I think is ab-
solutely a mistake," he noted.
Commissioner Frances Smith-Williams said sta-
tistics show the Island is changing into a bedroom
community. "To keep putting all our eggs in the bas-
ket of tourism and changing some of the profile that
the city is attempting to maintain is going to negate
what the city population is leaning toward," she said.
Chairman Gabe Simches said, "There are laws
that have passed here recently and things that have
happened that cause me much more concern for the
character of this community than what might be sug-
gested for the A-1 zone. I see nothing that would hurt
this town in terms of character or intensity to deal with
the request from the hoteliers."
All commissioners stuck to their previous week's
stances concerning the duration of residential rentals.
Aubry and Simches favored no restrictions, but Simches
said he could live with a one-week restriction. Golding
and Smith-Williams favored a 30-day restriction but said
Smith-Williams said she could live with a two-week re-
striction. Faarup favored a two-week restriction.
Residents also commented on the issue.
Moynihan said he sees a problem with lumping all
residential zones together into one category because there
are definite distinctions in the zones. He said motels
should not have to compete with residential rentals and
should be exclusive to any rentals of less than a week.
Dean Kelly noted, "The main industry here is tour-
ism. If you're talking about restrictions, you're miss-
ing the big picture. You'll restrict the livelihood of the
Island. The second thing is the practical aspect of this.
You're not going to be able to enforce this. It will be
like the T-back ban."
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tax bills will be mailed on November 12, 1994. Taxes to be collected are Real Estate,
Special Assessments and Tangible Personal Property. All taxes, City and County, as-
sessed on the County Tax Rolls are entitled to discount for early payment at the follow-
November 14 December 14 .................................................. 4%
December 15 31 ..................................................................... 3%
January .................................................................................... 2%
February ...................................................................................... 1%
Payable without discount in March.
On April 1st, unpaid taxes become delinquent,
and subject to 3% interest and advertising.
TAXES MAY BE PAID AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS,
Monday through Friday, during the office hours of 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.:
1. DESOTO BRANCH OFFICE, 819 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton
2. DOWNTOWN OFFICE, 415 10th St. W., Bradenton
3. PALMETTO BRANCH OFFICE, 1331 10th St. E., Palmetto
4. HOLMES BEACH BRANCH OFFICE, 5508-C Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
5. BY MAIL: P.O. Box 25300, Bradenton, Florida 34206-5300
TAXES MAY BE PAID AT THE BANK
For your convenience, I have arranged through the Board of County Commissioners
for you to pay taxes at any of the following banks during banking hours:
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Collector before May 1st. You must request an application form.
If you are presently paying by the Installment Method, your account will be automatically renewed for
1995, UNLESS you advise the Tax Collector to remove your name. THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT
APPLY TO THE 1994 TAXES.
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Kimberly Abbott, standing, and her son Alexander, 10, of
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Community Center. The Share program is a food coopera-
tive; a family pays $14 and contributes two hours of commu-
nity service to receive $30 worth of food monthly. Pick-up
date for food is Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at the AMICC, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. According
to program coordinator Nancy Baldwin, families can sign
up for December at that time or on Nov. 30 at the AMICC or
the Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach. "We are hoping to
have twice that many people sign up next time," says
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Kiwanis to hold
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island is looking
for new members. If you are interested in joining an
organization devoted to serving the Island community,
Kiwanis will hold a membership dinner on Monday,
Nov. 14, 6 p.m., at Key West Willy's.
For more information call club President Jim
Howarth at 778-7962 or come to Key West Willy's.
Garden club to meet
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a meeting
on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m., at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, Anna Maria.
Home health care worker Lynn Hood will speak on
"Let's Communicate Better." Refreshments will be
served. A plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The pubic is invited to both events.
members attend state
Recently, three members of the Manatee County
Branch of the American Association of University
Women attended the AAUW/Florida annual conven-
tion in Cocoa Beach.
Pat Witt was elected to the State Nominating Com-
mittee. Marjorie Kinnan gave a presentation on Mem-
bership and Marjorie Goodrich, the branch president,
reported on the status of the Mini-Grant that was
awarded to the branch by the state AAUW. The grant
provided funds to provide for the girls at PACE cur-
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The Annual Christmas Secret Shop will be held in
conjunction with an arts and crafts fair on Saturday,
Nov. 26, at the Anna Maria Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Santa's Elves" will help four- to 10-year-old shop-
pers choose and purchase the hand-crafted gifts priced
from 25 cents to $2.50. Gifts are wrapped and tagged. The
shopping experience gives children an opportunity to do
some holiday gift buying on their own.
While waiting for their little shoppers, parents may
want to shop at the Art League's arts and crafts fair
going on at the same time outside.
For more information call the Art League at 778-
Christmas parade and
Santa visit sponsored by
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will sponsor the
Christmas Parade and Gifts from Santa on Saturday,
The parade leaves Bayfront Park, Anna Maria City,
at 10 a.m. and ends at Coquina Beach in Bradenton
Beach. Santa will be in the parade and give gifts at
Coquina Beach Oceanside Pavilion.
Santa will be giving gifts to Anna Maria Island
youngsters, 12 and under, from approximately 11 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. Free hot dogs and sodas will be available
to the children.
There is no charge to enter the parade or to see Santa.
Call 778-5934 or 778-1238 for a parade application.
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parade invites boaters
The Seventh Annual Anna Maria Island Christmas
Lighted Boat parade has been set this year for Friday,
Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 11.
This year's parade will follow the same route as
last year's parade through Bimini Bay and Tampa Bay
and will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. both days.
The two days are made available to accommodate
boaters who cannot make one date or the other. An
award presentation will follow the Sunday parade.
Boaters interested in joining the parade may reg-
ister at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
501 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
Awards will be presented based on judging only at
the Friday parade for the following categories:
Best Decorated, Best Use of Lights and Most
Original. Several plaques will be awarded for power
boats and sailboats in each category.
For more information, call Bruce Seewald at 778-
3665 or Bob Jorgensen at 778-5678.
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is spon-
soring a "Nooner," Networking Opportunities Opening
New Enterprising Relationships, on Wednesday, Nov.
16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Hemingway's, 325 John
Ringling Blvd., St. Armand's Circle.
"Nooners" are scheduled for the third Wednesday
monthly are designed for one-on-one networking. Cost
is $10 and includes lunch, a non-alcoholic beverage,
tax and tip.
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Holmes Beach Civic
Association to hold
The newly forming Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion will hold an organizational meeting on Saturday,
Nov. 12, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach.
For more information call Bob VanWagoner at
Artists Guild Gallery
hosts nostalgic exhibit
"The Way We Were, 1940-45," a nostalgic exhibit
of the war years as seen through the art of photography,
advertising, music, literature, fashions and memora-
bilia, will be on display from Nov. 12-20, at the Art-
ists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Annual
Heritage Days sponsored by the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island and is a preview to the 1940s USO show
"In the Mood" to be held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, at 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 18.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 778-6694.
RIB to hold luncheon
The Retired Insurance Brains (RIB) of Manatee/
Sarasota will hold its monthly luncheon on Tuesday,
Nov. 15, at the Lido Beach Holiday Inn, 233 Ben
Franklin Dr. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed by
lunch at noon.
All retired insurance industry people and their
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Persons interested in bridge can now take classes
regardless of the level of skill at Manatee Community
College in Bradenton.
Beginning Bridge meets Tuesdays, Nov.15
through Dec. 13, from 1:45 to 4:45 p.m. The class will
cover the evaluation of hands from the opening bid to
the reevaluation of hands as the bidding process
progresses. The cost is $33.50.
Intermediate Bridge meets Thursdays, Nov.17
through Dec. 15, from 1:45 to 4:45 p.m. Cost, $33.50.
For more information or to pre-register call at 493-
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Central Library offers
The Manatee County Central Library now has
available the business collection from "Infotrac," a full-
text access to articles in more than 40 business journals.
Articles on corporate histories, total quality man-
agement (TQM), trade news, office equipment evalu-
ations and personnel issues are available on microfilm
For more information call 748-5555.
Modifying recipes is
topic at library program
The Island Family and Community Education Club
will meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, on Monday, Nov. 14, at 1:30 p.m.
Brenda Rogers, Manatee County Extension home
economist, will talk about "Recipe Modification," fea-
turing low fat alternatives in cooking.
The program is open to the public. For more infor-
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LBK chamber to hold
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its November Membership Reception at the
Whitney Beach Shopping Center, 6810 Gulf of Mexico
Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served by
Isabelle's Southern Eatery, Poco Loco and Gallagher's
Market. Beer and wine will be provided by Longboat
Super Package and Video. Cost is $5 for members and
$10 for guests.
For information or reservations call 383-2466.
King Middle holds
In honor of American Education Week, Martha B.
King Middle School will have an open visitation for
parents and business partners on Tuesday, Nov. 15,
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
'Goldilocks and the
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of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" to Sarasota's Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 10:30 a.m., Saturday,
This contemporary version of the popular fairy tale
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new baby in the family. The Three Bears and charac-
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can be "just right."
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Marching to turkey time
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Many of our restaurant advertisers have begun tell-
ing us of Thanksgiving plans. Any new ideas for clever
and delectable turkey preparations are welcome but if
you're dining out there is one common theme this year
- make reservations early.
Beach Bistro celebrated its ninth birthday on Nov.
1. It's hard to believe it's been this long as the awards
and accolades keep pouring in. This week they host a
major fund-raiser for All Children's Hospital, a chari-
table cause dear to the heart of owner Sean Murphy and
his family and friends. Good luck Bistro we wish
you many more.
If you've noticed, we've had lots of anniversaries
lately. If your restaurant is getting ready to have an
anniversary or a special celebration, let us know, we're
happy to pass the word along to our readers.
At the top of the list of upcoming celebrations,
mark your calendar and reserve your spot for this year's
Beaujolais Nouveau celebration at Chez Andre. They
will serve a special five-course dinner and premier the
arrival by air of the 1994 release on November 17.
Bridge Tender Inn in Bradenton Beach is only
open for dinner now, but they offer lighter portions and
an early-bird type menu between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Of
course, there's always breakfast and lunch at the city
pier, where you can dine out over the water.
Crown & Thistle is offering early bird specials
and a happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Specials include fish
and chips, roast pork, shepherd's pie and other items.
They're serving American and British-style breakfasts
on the weekends.
L'Auberge du bon Vivant is offering a fine din-
ner special full-course selections for around $20 for
a limited time. Reservations are a good idea at this
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on his way to becoming a Master Sommelier. For those
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with wines. Christensen joins an elite group that only
includes 24 American Master Sommeliers.
Artsy news ...
The opening of the Art League's reception of water-
color paintings by artists Joan Abrahamson Voyles and
Carl Voyles last Friday at the league's gallery and studios
in Holmes Beach was a success. Lots of artists and rep-
resentatives of the various art organizations from the Is-
land were counted among the crowds of "lookers and
buyers." As well they should be the husband and wife
art team have produced a great volume of work. The ex-
hibit by the Voyles will continue through November.
While at the Art League reception for the Voyles, I
got a chance to meet author and illustrator Frank
Remkiewicz and his wife Silvia, a former art agent.
Remkiewicz will present a demonstration at the Brain
Gym book store in Holmes Beach on Saturday, Nov. 12,
from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Silvia said that children will
enjoy the special seminar as much as adults. Remkiewicz
has a collection of his children's books to feature in his
presentation. The event will include a reading, question-
and-answer period and book signing.
Woody Candish will be at the Island Branch Li-
brary on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
to paint a free-standing scene outside the library.
Candish invites assistance in his project from children
in second grade or older. The event is in honor of the
75th anniversary of National Children's Book Week.
The Fifth Annual Heritage Days Festival of Arts
and Crafts Show, co-sponsored by the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island and the Anna Maria Island
Community Center will be held Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the AMICC.
Admission to the show is free. The event features more
than 80 booths of arts and crafts, a boutique with trea-
sures from the past and present, a raffle, food vendors
offering natural foods and special diet items, cotton
candy, dipped apples and balloons for kids.
The Longboat Key Art Center is holding its Sixth
Annual Art on the Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 19. The
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Brian Beebe, a vocalist and entertainer popular
with Island folk, is appearing in the lounge at Nicki's
West 59th Restaurant in Bradenton. This dining "oa-
sis" in Blake Park amidst all the doctor's offices and
the hospital on 59th Street offers some of the only au-
thentic Greek dining in our area. Scoot in town and
give them a try and Brian a listen. They serve break-
fast, lunch and dinner every day but Sunday.
The weekend variety of bands and entertainment has
shifted around for the weekend with Willy Steele and
Blindside at Turtles Bar & Grill. Connie and Dave will
orchestrate at D.Coy Ducks while Jay Crawford strums
and hums over at Club Olivers on Cortez Road.
Lifeguard is "back together" at the Anchor Inn
this weekend. The blues aka the B.J. Thomas show
are back at the Dry Dock Inn.
Business people are invited to network at the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce November
Membership Reception at Whitney Beach Shopping
Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Compli-
mentary hors d'oeuvres will be served some of the host
businesses including Isabelle's Southern Eatery,
Poco Loco's Fine Mexican Cuisine, and Gallagher's
Market. Beer and wine will be provided by Longboat
Super Package and Video. Cost is $5 for members
and $10 for guests.
Stir-it-up is a weekly column covering events,
newsy items and fun things to do for Islanders, most on
the Island, some off-island. We encourage those who
provide food, drink and entertainment to send us infor-
mation of your upcoming event or tell us what's new.
You may FAX, mail or drop by The Islander By-
stander with a press release. The deadline is noon Fri-
day for the following week's column.
The office is located at 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217, and the FAX number is 778-9392.
Make sure you include the name of your business
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BOXING THE COMPASS
BY A.J. SANTORA / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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15 Lose it
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22 Stave off
25 Leave the junk
26 Jackie Gleason
28 Kids around
29 Old distiller's
31 Movie maker
32 Cable channel
34 "- tu" (Verdi
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36 Warhol genre
38 Fall sound
40 Think over again
42 Takes a loss on,
44 Cash in
48 Part of B.T.U.
51 From- Z
56 May and others
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63 Lady of Livorno
66 Hardly flexible
67 Dog in
68 Lamb's name
70 Tropicana and
74 Try to open, in a
79 Foul up
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93 City near Sun
96 Actor Everett
97 ASCAP rival
105 "La vita nuova"
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109 Brazilian port
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116 A wood stain
120 Kind of mobility
127 Caterina's three
129 Gasthaus cubes
131 Alternative to
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138 Best Actor of
141 How the villain
142 All, in music
143 Have a blintz,
145 Obtain free
146 "Give it !"
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52 It can be
55 Gun lobby 78 "- of robins in 100 Hearing aid 121 Endedthe
57 G.P.'s expertise her hair" 101 Rainbow fish blackout
58 Carry the day 80 Prompt 102 Hitchcock 123 Mineral water
59 Jealous 81 Verdi opera classic 124 Source of facial
61 Gossiped 85 Hepburn title 103 Emmett Kelly embarrassment?
62 Showered with role, 1954 makeup 126 Country singer
love 86 Prince Rainier's 104 School org. Reeves et al.
love family name
63 Turn down, with 87 Defer (to) 106 Napoli 130 Smooth
"to" ,, 87Defer(to)noblewoman 132 Tremendous
67 Popular puzzle
71 Garden party
72 Island ferry
74 Joint meetings
89 Dairy section
91 Arthur Godfrey
95 kwon do
76 Comedian Irwin 98 Central
108 Lister's abbr.
117 Shaw and others
134 Rap group
135 White House
137 Mil. officers
119 Farm machine 140 Kind of bean
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Anna Maria a.
* School Menu
Monday, 11/14/94 .
: Breakfast: Cereal or Bagel, Cinnamon Toast,. .
* Fresh Fruit
Lunch: Ham Pattie w/Cheese on Bun or Burrito, *
* Green Beans, Fruit Juice, Sherbet
* Tuesday, 11/15/94
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* Lunch: Breaded Beef Patties or Pork Chop Shape,
* Seasoned Noodles, Carrot Coins,
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Fruit Juice *
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SItalian Salad, Strawberry Fruit Cup, Cake Square I
* Thanksgiving Feast r
. Breakfast: English Muffin & Jelly or Cereal & B
Toast, Pears Commendable job
Lunch: Roast Turkey w/Gravy or Pepperoni Pizza, These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Oct. 28.
, Mashed Potatoes, Fruited Jello, Front row, left to right, David Schafer, Tyler Chennault, Cory Stewart, Chelsea Penner, Michael
* Hot Roll, Holiday Cake Cramer, Jimmy DiPaola, Amanda Brown. Back row, left to right, are Kelly Martin, Benjamin Miller,
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. Cereal & Toast, Peaches *
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* Corn, Pineapple, Pudding
* All meals served with milk
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Ches's donation puts
tykes on wheels
Norm and Jane Chesmore, right, owners of
Ches's Pasta Plus in Holmes Beach, give Anna
Maria Elementary School Principal Jim Kronus
a donation of $158. Through school incentive
programs, parents receive a coupon worth $1
off on an order of stromboli or a pizza. When
the coupon is used, the restaurant donates $1 to
the school. Since the program began four years
ago, Ches's has donated approximately $2,000
to the school. This year, the school purchased
tricycles to be enjoyed by students in kindergar-
ten and first grader during recess.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 23, theft, 500 block of Bayview Place. The
complainant reported that a person unknown removed
a 1994 Mariner 40 hp Magnum outboard motor by un-
bolting it from the stern of the boat.
Oct. 28, VOP warrant arrest, suspicious activity,
Coquina Beach. The officer on patrol observed a sus-
picious white male alone in a car parked next to a
young couple. The officer spoke to the couple who
advised him that the subject had driven by several times
before pulling in next to them. The officer spoke to the
subject and asked for his identification. The subject
told the officer that his license was suspended. A rou-
tine check revealed that the subject had a violation of
parole warrant for DUI with a $2,000 bond. He was
placed in custody.
Oct. 29, burglary, Pines Trailer Park. The com-
plainant reported that a person unknown entered the
mobile home through a rear door and removed $5 in
cash and a boat key. A witness observed two white
male juveniles on the complainant's boat, chased them
away and found the boat key on the deck of the boat.
The officer spoke to the juveniles who admitted enter-
ing the house and removing the key. The complainant
said he would not press charges if the mother would
punish the boys.
Oct. 30, auto theft, 100 block of Ninth Street N. A
person unknown removed a vehicle. The officer noted that
a spare key was in plain view in the center console.
Nov. 1, animal, Third Street S. and Bay Drive S.
A woman was walking her dog when a pit bull attacked
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her dog. The owner was told the dog must be fenced or
put on a leash. The animal control department was
called to give the owner a written warning.
Nov. 2, warrant arrest, traffic arrest, Coquina
Beach. The officer observed a vehicle with no visible
tag and, upon stopping the vehicle, found that the driver
had no license. He was given a summons.
A routine check of the juvenile passenger revealed
a violation of parole warrant with five counts of fail-
ure to appear, contempt and no valid driver's license.
He was placed in custody and released to his mother
Nov. 3, burglary, 100 block of 10th Street. A
person unknown attempted to gain entry into a condo-
minium by prying on the door causing $200 in damage.
Oct. 28, found property a girl's 10-speed, pink
bicycle with a black seat, Roadmaster brand, Scorcher
model, 213 54th St., Island Lumber.
Oct. 28, found property a pair of sunglasses,
Gulf Drive and Key Royale Drive.
Oct. 29, suspicious activity, 3000 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer responded to a report of two white
male juveniles throwing water balloons.
Oct. 29, damage, 5325 Marina Dr., Crabby Bill's.
The complainants reported their vehicles were vandal-
ized while they were working. Both had two tires
slashed causing approximately $400 in damage.
Oct. 30, damage, 5325 Marina Dr., Crabby Bill's.
An employee reported a tire slashed.
Oct. 30, damage, 100 block of Peppertree Lane.
The complainant reported persons unknown were
drinking and smoking marijuana behind a residence.
Blocks and a pillar were damaged.
Oct. 30, damage, 4000 Gulf Dr., Cafe on the
Beach. The complainant reported that a person un-
Mar Vista T
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Sunday 5 10 pm
Pan-Fried Crawfish |
Cakes with a spicy hot
Cajun Spiced Fried Oyster
served with a bourbon spikers
Fried Gator Bites with
a spicy red sauce...$4.95
Fried Pecan & Cornmeal Crusted
Catfish with hushpupples and remoulade
sauce for dipping...$10.75
Bayou Jambalaya with crawfish
tails, oysters, andoullle sausage & alllgator...$13.75
Crawfish Boil, one pound of whole crawfish steamed
in beer and hot & spicy crab boll served with hot
mustard sauce & butter...$13.75
Cajun Sampler, cajun fried oysters, blackened catfish
and a grilled shrimp & andoullle kabob served with
remoulade sauce... $14.75
Above entrees served with the choice of Hoppin'John or Cheese Grits, Stewed
Tomatoes with Okra & Corn and a side of Cole Slow, Cornbread & Squaw Bread
Tucked away in the village of Longboat Key
By the Bay... 760 Broadway Street, Channel Marker 39
known broke a window in the gift shop. The officer
found a trail of blood from the window to the restroom.
Oct. 30, damage, 5410 Marina Dr., D. Coy
Duck's, The complainant reported that a person un-
known shattered her rear vehicle window while she
was parked behind the business.
Oct. 30, damage, 300 block of 58th Street. A
mailbox was smashed and the post bent.
Nov. 1, vandalism, 7000 Gulf Dr., Tiffany
Place. The complainant reported that a person un-
known cut his convertible top while the vehicle was
parked in the carport.
Nov. 1, burglary to an automobile, 710 block of Gulf
Drive. The victim reported that a person unknown entered
his vehicle and removed a wallet containing credit cards.
Nov. 1, assist EMS, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer responded in reference to a person down on the
beach and found an elderly man who had fallen in the surf.
The subject was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Nov. 1, vandalism, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown broke the rear
window of her vehicle causing $1,000 in damage.
Nov. 1, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $240,
100 block of Neptune.
Nov. 3, suspicious, 3000 block of Avenue-F. The
complainant reported a subject sleeping on the back
porch of one of his rental residences. The officer found
the subject asleep and woke her. She said she had been
there a few nights because the apartment she intended
to rent was taken and she was having difficulty finding
a place to rent. The officer found a motel to take her in
for the night.
Nov. 3, assist EMS, 5353 Gulf Dr., Circle K. The
subject was transported to the hospital due to an indus-
trial accident which caused his thumb to be severed.
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Veterans Day closings
The following will be closed for Veterans Day,
Friday, Nov. 11:
County government offices will be closed.
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
city offices will be closed.
Public schools will be closed.
The library system will be closed.
Banks will be closed.
The Post Office will be closed.
The trash pick-up schedule will remain the same. If
you have trash pick-up on Friday, it will be picked up.
Tai Kwon Do classes to
run at AMICC
Tai Kwon Do classes for all ages will be held on
Monday and Thursdays, in two sessions from 6 to 7:30
p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m., divided by age and ability, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Cost is $30 a month for members and $35 for non-
members. For information call 778-7599 or 778-1908.
Flaming Arrow Gallery
to hold artist reception
Flaming Arrow Gallery and Ron Baldwin and As-
sociates will hold an opening reception for artist John
Brooks Maginnis on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m.
at 14 Avenue of the Flowers, Longboat Key.
Maginnis will present his signed and numbered
lithographic print entitled "South Longboat."
For more information call 383-1530.
Mystery farce opens at
"Rumors" by American playwright Neil Simon
opened last week at the Manatee Players' Riverfront
Theatre in Bradenton.
The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets
are $13 for adults and $6.50 for students and can be
purchased at the Riverfront Theatre Box Office located
at 102 Old Main Street in Bradenton.
Call the Players at 748-5875 for more information.
Tuesday Spanish Picadillo ................................ $7.50
Wednesday All-U-Can Eat Spaghetti .................$4.95
Thursday Rotini Bolognese ............................... $7.50
Friday Prime Rib ................................................ $9.95
Friday -Grouper Filet ........................................... $8.25
Saturday Prime Rib............................................ $9.95
Saturday Veal Marsala ................................... $10.95
Sunday Chicken Marsala.................................. $8.50
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Free immunizations for
kids at AMICC
The HRS Manatee County Public Health Unit's
Mobile Unit will offer free immunizations to children
aged up to 18 years on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
An appointment is not necessary but be sure to
bring shot records.
For more information call 748-0666, ext. 1424 or
Volunteer training to be
held at Pelican Man's
A volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday,
Nov. 12, at 10 a.m., in the conference room at the Peli-
can Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
way, City Island, Sarasota,
The sanctuary is in need of volunteers to help with
the hospital, rehab, coin bank program, data entry, fil-
ing, information booth, tour guides, bulk mailing, gift
shop cashiers, construction and grounds maintenance.
Training is provided in all areas.
The general orientation will be followed by a tour
of the sanctuary.
For more information call 388-4444.
AMI, LBK Chambers
offer holiday book
The Anna Maria Island and the Longboat Cham-
bers of Commerce are selling the Entertainment Book
containing hundreds of two-for-one discounts for fine
dining, family dining, fast food, movies, sports activi-
ties, special attractions and hotels, offering 50 percent
savings on almost everything.
The Entertainment Book is available at the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce by calling 778-
1541 or at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce,
5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 107, in the Centre
Shops, for $30.
At the Sand.tr.?
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finest of3 food under the shade of our i'eve
umbrellas. It's the most beautiful time of year
to get together with friends
and family at the Island's BSAND A
traditional favorite restaurant: L'
the Sandbar. Join the lunch SEAFOOD "&Su
bunch! (We serve dinner, too.
League standings as of Nov. 4
Team Record Points
LaPensee Plumbing 9-1-2 49
Hayo-Meyer Construction 9-2-1 47
Power Pros Pressure Cleaning 2-9-1 12
School for Constructive Play 1-9-2 9
Team Record Points
Mr. Bones 7-1 35
Beach Barn 5-1-2 29
Dowling Park 2-2-4 18
Uncle Dan's Place 2-3-3 16
Island Pest Control 2-4-2 14
Island Real Estate 0-7-1 2
AAUW holds auction for
The Eighth Annual Scholarship Auction of the
American Association of University Women,
Bradenton Branch, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19,
6 p.m., at the Landings, Freedom Village, 6501 17th
Ave. W., Bradenton.
The cost is $16 which includes a dinner buffet.
Monies earned are used for scholarships for Manatee
County women. Celebrity auctioneer is Manatee
County Commissioner Pat Glass.
The auction will included celebrity items and au-
tographs from Sam Wyche, Roseanne, Steven
Speilberg, Robert Redford, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and
many others; dinners at fine restaurants; airplane and
boat rides; weekend getaways; tickets to the ballet and
opera; arts and crafts; baked goods; golf lessons; out-
ings and much more.
For reservations call Alice Gross at 794-6400.
Where Longboat Key History Began
Purveyors of Quality Stone Crabs
Since 1924. Fresh Daily.
Experience Makes Us #1
Regular Hours: Sunday thru Thursday 11:30 am 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30 am 10 pm
ON THE BAY END OF BROADWAY ST.
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"tempting foods-to-go, the kind
to enjoy by candlelight in your own home"
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Kudos to McChesney and Wolfe,
and just what DO blue crabs eat?
By Bob Ardren
Isn't it great to hear that Anna Maria City Commis-
sioner Doug Wolfe saw the light on gathering live shells?
I say "Good Show!" to Commissioner Dottie McChesney
for bringing up the issue and, likewise, to Wolfe for be-
ing a big enough person to change his mind.
Another net ban
Here's hoping our net ban (which I'm assuming
passed Tuesday judging from the opinion polls I read
Monday), works better than the one I saw in operation
last week. That one is in Quebec.
Lucky enough to have spent a few days in Quebec
City and the area up along the north shore of the Gulf
of St. Lawrence last week, I had hoped to dine on some
great local seafood fish, to be exact.
But time after time I looked at menus in eateries both
humble and grand only to see that Florida shrimp were the
hot seafood of the day. You could get them fried, steamed
or poached, but they were Florida shrimp.
The only finfish I saw on menus were imported
Dover sole, salmon from somewhere and farm-raised
trout from somewhere else.
The other seafood offered nearly everywhere in
Quebec was "moules" those are mussels to us. And
they were wonderful, too, but mussels aren't something
I want to eat meal after meal.
And they aren't local either.
When I inquired about local finfish, even freshwa-
ter walleyes or smelts, cooks just looked at me and
shrugged that classic French shrug. I finally found an
Winners in the weekly horseshoe games held at
Anna Maria City Hall for Nov. 5, were Ed Callen
and Gene Snedeker.
Runners up were John Johnson and Artie
The games are held at 9 a.m. every Saturday,
and all are welcome.
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English-speaking local who explained that "the law
prohibits commercial fishing in this area of the coun-
try," and "people here don't eat local fish anyway." As
though they had a choice.
Somehow I felt I'd made a wrong turn in my travels.
But fish or no fish, Quebec is a beautiful area and
the people were much more friendly than I'd been led
to expect. Most of them found it amusing when my bad
French dissolved into my only slightly better Spanish
midway through a sentence.
For the record, snow flurries were predicted for the
day after we returned to balmy Florida.
An early gift suggestion
It seems hard to believe the holiday season is just
around the corner, but I'd like to throw out a gift idea
for anybody on your list interested in local waters.
The "Tackle Box Guide to Common Saltwater
Fishes of Southwest Florida" would make a great
stocking stuffer for fishers and budding marine biolo-
gists in your family. Printed on waterproof paper with
stainless steel staples to boot, this pocket-sized book is
a wealth of information on local water critters.
To order one, just send your name and address
along with $4 plus six percent sales tax to: Florida Sea
Grant, P.O. Box 110409, Gainesville, FL 32607-
110409. Make checks payable to the University of
It's the kind of gift that folks will use for years and
years the kind we all want to give, and receive, too.
A boat ride you'll never forget
For a boat ride on Sarasota Bay you'll never for-
get, take a ride on the Carefree Learner. Better yet, take
a young person along with you for the ride and call it
an early holiday present.
The American Littoral Society is sponsoring a trip
aboard the educational boat built by the staff and stu-
dents of Sarasota High November 30. The trip will last
Half Day Cruises $25 per person
Half Day Cruise to
Historic Egmont Key $25 per person
Sunset Cruises $20 per person
Swim Picnic Snorkel Shelling
Complimentary Soft Drinks Coolers Welcome
4 -' ED HARTUNG 778-3240
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WE COME TO YOU ... with 14 years
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ALL ENGINES AND DRIVES
ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS OUR SPECIALITY
Call Tim O'Leary
from noon to 2 p.m.
You'll see nesting birds, seagrass beds and man-
grove habitats up close and explained in a friendly kind
of way you've probably never experienced before. The
crew will even drop a net and bring up the creatures and
critters for on-board viewing in the eye-level tank.
Then marine biology teacher Steve Cloud of
Sarasota High will tell you about the creatures.
Cost of the trip is just $15 for non-members of the
Society and $10 for members.
Reservations are important, and for those or to ask
any questions about the trip, give a call to Dave Bul-
lock at 377-5459. The boat departs from Marine Jack
in downtown Sarasota.
What does a blue crab eat?
Few people think of blue crabs as fish eaters in
fact, until now I've tried to avoid thinking about what
blue crabs eat. But marine scientists up in Alabama
have come up with some interesting facts on crab di-
This comes to you from "The Marine Scene," writ-
ten by marine extension agent John Stevely up in Pal-
Working in Mobile Bay, scientists found that ap-
proximately half (49.9 percent) of the blue crab's diet
consists of fish. There's no mention of how small or
how fresh these fish have to be. Bivalves (clams, mus-
sels, oysters, etc.) make up 22.2 percent of the critter's
diet and other kinds of crabs were 13.5 percent.
Being just back from Quebec, I have to notice that
snails make up the remaining 5.1 percent of the blue
Hey, someday I'm going to learn to grow snails in
my backyard so I can eat all the butter and garlic I want.
On the other hand, maybe I should just steam up a few
blue crabs and forget about the snails.
Now there's an idea.
See you next week.
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Mixed-bag of mackerel, kings, reds and snook out there
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing still is at its peak, and should remain good
until the water temperature drops in the wake of the
season's first real cold front. Limit catches of redfish
and snook are reported with some regularity, and trout
action is hot. Offshore, mangrove snapper, mackerel
and kingfish are particularly good.
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip averaged 50 head of Key West grunts.
The six-hour trip averaged 100 head of Key West
grunts, lane and vermilion snapper, porgies and red
grouper. The nine-hour trip averaged 65 head of red
grouper, scamp, mangrove snapper and two kingfish.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching black drum, redfish, some flounder
and sheepshead. He said they've seen some big snook
under the pier, but there haven't been any reported
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
have been catching a few reds, some mackerel and a
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel fishing in the
Greg and Dr. Jane Dietrich, left, with Nancy (rupton
hold up a few big redfish caught while fishing with
Capt. Mike Heistand.
mornings has been particularly good, with reds and
snook hitting in the late-day hours.
On my boat Magic we've been catching lots of
redfish, a few keeper snook, trout, mangrove snapper,
flounder trigger fish and a some mackerel.
Capt. Mark Bradow reports his clients have been
catching lots and lots of redfish, with some too big to
keep. On the artificial reefs, mangrove snapper are
coming to the hook.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's still finding a lot of
kingfish about 10 miles offshore. Live bait is working
best to bring 'em into the boat. Going a little farther
offshore, in about 100 feet of water, Capt. Phil is bring-
ing up good catches of red grouper, some tipping the
scales at more than 20 pounds.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's putting his charters
onto good catches of snook, and is able to bring in limit
catches of both linesiders and redfish on almost every
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish are
still being reported as good catches near the Seven Mile
Reef offshore. Backwater fishers are getting plenty of
redfish and trout, he said.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Young Manatee found dead
Sunday: cause of death
determined as watercraft impact
When Scott McConoughey of Holmes Beach was bay
fishing Sunday morning he found a dead manatee
floating in the Intracoastal Waterway between the
Manatee and Cortez bridges. "This just ruined my
day," says McConoughey, who called Mote Marine
Laboratory who in turn called the Florida Marine
Patrol. The dead manatee was a young male that
was hit by a boat propeller, according to Donna
Banowetz, marine research assistant for the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection's Marine
Research Institute. While the propeller did not cut
through the skin completely, the autopsy revealed
internal bleeding and complications from watercraft
impact as the cause of death. So far this year, 166
manatees were reported dead, 45 from watercraft-
related injury. Last year, 115 manatees were re-
ported dead in the same period of time.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 11/10 4:20 1.8ft 11:40 0.3ft 7:18 1.7ft --
Fri 11/11 6:09 1.6ft 12:22 1.1ft 7:50 1.8fft 12:32 0.5ft
Sat 11/12 7:45 1.5ft 1:39 0.8ft 8:17 1.9ft 1:23 0.7ff
Sun 11/13 9:10 1.5ft 2:38 0.5ft 8:44 2.0ft 2:05 0.9ft
Mon 11/14 10:16 1.5ft 3:25 0.3ft 9:11 2.1ft 2:38 1.0ft
Tue 11/15 11:15 1.5ff 4:04 0.1ft 9:35 2.2ft 3:06 1.2ft
Wed 11/16 9:58 2.3ft 4:40 -0.1ft 12:03 1.5ft 3:31 1.2ft
North end tides Conez high tides 7 minutes later low tides 1:06 later.
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rentals. Contact Lisa or Denise to
discuss renting your property.
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family home. Great rental history. 314 Hardin/
313 Palm. Call Ken Jackson 778-6986 or Pat
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
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NEW W. BRADENTON LISTING Well-loved
and well-cared-for home! 3-2 split bedroom
design. 2 car garage. Security fence around
jacuzzi. Very clean! Close to shopping,
beaches, golf courses and hospitals.
$89,900. Horace T. Gilley; 792-0758 eves.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME HERE! Rare
vacant lot in Anna Maria city directly across
from most desirable beach. This lot affords
direct Gulf view & 75' frontage! $170,000.
#59178. Ask for Roni Price; 778-5585 eves.
BRADENTON CHURCH AVAILABLE -
Needs Members! Seating for 110, plus build-
ing next door as office. $119,900. #59130.
For further details, call Carol Heinze; 792-
Miles of white sand
& blue Gulf waters!
2 car garage
Certified Residential Specialist
Holmes Beach Motel
6-unit, state/city license.
Fully furnished. Call me!
Gulf Dr. Restaurant!
Prime corner, attractive
decor. Seats 65+ inside.
$520,000. Call today!
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Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
This fabulous waterfront residence with Bayou
and Canal Frontage creates a uniquely tropical
setting with spectacular views. Spacious 4BR/
4BA home with open floor plan, cathedral ceilings,
and gourmet kitchen. Pool, large deck and dock
surrounded by lush landscaping make this resi-
dence a rare offering. Offered at $410,000. Call
Dave Moynihan for details.
2217 Gulf Drive
We'll find your place in paradise.
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Shop to open
Oceanbound Kayak Shop will open at Westbay
Plaza at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive in Holmes
Beach. Owner Bradley Wayne Illing says he will offer
rentals, sales and related equipment. The lease was ne-
gotiated through Neal-Mannausa, Inc.
Bob Hogue, vice president and manager of First
Union National Bank of Florida at Holmes Beach,
presents Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, with a check
for $500. First Union has been awarding the annual
community donation for many years, says Hogue, who
has been with the bank for 17 years, "Since it was the
Island Bank." Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Neal Communities opens
Neal Communities announces the opening of Haw-
thorn Park located off 9th Avenue N.W., north of Mana-
tee Avenue in Bradenton. The new single-family home
community features homes ranging in price from
$150,000 to $275,000.
Three models are open daily. Call 756-0677.
Barbara Zdravecky, president and CEO of Planned
Parenthood Association of Southwest Florida and a resi-
dent of Anna Maria, attended the 78th Annual Planned
Parenthood Federation of America Conference in Octo-
SExclusive 419 Pine Avenue,
Estates O(813) 778-2291
Video Collection MLS EVENINGS 778-2632
This captivating 3 bedroom, 2 bath getaway is a true
work of art! Tucked away on the private north end
with miles of sugar white walking beach, this lovingly
remodeled residence offers unrivaled views of the na-
ture reserve on Passage Key and Egmont Key light-
house. Barefoot living is made easy with Mexican
tiled and hardwood floors. French doors open to the
beckoning beach, while teal colored Bermuda shut-
ters shield the street side windows. There is a wood
burning fireplace and private patio off the elevated
master suite. Lush, tropical landscaping and a hidden
courtyard with fountain complete the picture perfect.
ber in Atlanta.
Planned Parenthood provides family planning and re-
productive health care services to women and men in Mana-
tee, Sarasota, Lee, Charlotte, Pinellas and Hillsborough
Counties. More than 1,000 staff and volunteers attended the
conference representing 165 Planned Parenthood affiliates
throughout the United States.
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TWO DUPLEXES 4 units 2/1 each, 2 have
utility rooms for washer/dryer. Large storage
shed in rear. Well maintained rentals, excellent
location close to beach. $259,000. Call Rose
Schnoerr Ofc: 778-2261 or Eve: 778-7780.
PLAYA ENCANTADA Tennis-side with all
the amenities of Gulf-side complex. Heated pool
& spa, clubhouse, covered parking, on-site Mgr.
$129,900. Call Helen White Ofc: 778-2261 or
RECENTLY REMODELED 2Bed/1Bath
home downstairs with 1 carport. Upstairs has
1 Bed/1 Bath Mother-In-Law Apt. w/new carpet &
paint. Nice Neighborhood, close to Gulf & bay.
$116,900. Call Harold Small Ofc: 778-2261 or
SPACIOUS HOME ON SAILBOAT WA-
TERS-REDUCED! Directly across from fairway
of Key Royale Golf Course, this 3Bed/2Bath home
has open floor plan, glass enclosed lanai, barrel
tile room & boat dock. All for only $279,000. Call
Hal Gillihan Ofc: 778-2261 or Eve: 778-2194.
DIRECT GULF VIEW & BEAUTIFUL SUN-
SETS This 2 bedroom, 2 bath has pool, sauna,
elevator, under unit parking. On site manager.
Excellent rental $167,000. Call Bill Bowman 778-
2261 or 778-4619.
ELEGANT TAMPA BAYFRONT HOME
Perfectly maintained & landscaped, 2BR/2BA
with atrium in living room. 2 car garage, large
lanai, attached 14 x 23 studio/workshop. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791 or 778-
KING-SIZED TOWNHOUSE WITH
LOVELY WATER VIEWS! 4Bed/2.5Bath
turnkey furnished, show like a model! Boat slips,
tennis, 2 heated pools. $139,900. Call John
Green Ofc: 778-2261 or Eve: 778-3167.
PERICO BAY CLUB Largest Villa 2Bed/
2Bath plus den, 2-car garage. View sunsets from
your sundeck & lanai. $162,900. Call Marilyn
Trevethan Ofc: 778-2261 or Eve: 792-8477.
Bob & Lu NEW LISTINGS OFF THE ISLAND
Rhoden EL CONQUISTADOR 4Bed/2.5Bath
Associates $595,000 Rose Schnoerr
PALMA SOLA PARK 3Bed/2Bath
778-2692 $429.900 Mary Ann Schmidt
TARA GOLF & CC 2Bed/2Bath + Den
Bob and Lu have been active $167,500- Hal Gillinan
with Island and Mainland prop- i 2 EXCELLENT BUILDING LOTS
erties for 6 years. Together they $74.900 John Green
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USA SALLY ANN
Mike s 778-6696
3101 Gulf Drive
Realty inc. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Sun Cay ... 6 unit condo: (3) 2 bedroom & (3)
1 bedroom apts. In heart of Anna Maria, just
steps to beach. Excellent rental history,
approx. 10% ROI. $549,000. #KS59331.
Karin Stephan, 388-1267 evenings.
Anna Maria Island Club! One of a kind!
Beautiful sunsets from balcony. Charmingly
furnished. Large 2BR/2BA. Pool, saunas,
spa. $255,000. #KS59362. Karin Stephan; or
Tidy Island condo Fantastic skyline view of
Sarasota! 2BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings, marble
fireplace, 2 car garage, 24-hr security.
$229,000. #KS59041. Call Karin Stephan or
Carol Heinze today!
Architecturally-designed Island estate. Tropi-
cal seclusion. Designed for entertaining! Totally
refurbished. 4 bedroom, 4 bath. Multi-level liv-
ing room, fireplaces. Built-in features. Security
system & lights. Sailboat waters w/boat dock &
ramp. Water view from most rooms! $389,000.
Edgewater Cove at Perico Bay Club! Out-
standing view of Palma Sola Bay & Anna Maria
from this beautiful upstairs condo! 3 bedroom, 2
bath, garage. Many upgrades, excellent condi-
tion. Pool, tennis, clubhouse, 24-hr security gate.
$196,900. #KS59052. Call Karin; 388-1267 eves.
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Ground level condo in Holmes Beach. Perfectly kept
grounds. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Completely furnished.
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Truly a pleasure to see, this home has just had a first
class paint job inside & out, as well as new carpet. Only
steps to the beach with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large util-
ity room, garage and sits on a lot and a half. Only
Located in prestigious North Point Harbor this 3 bedroom
2 bath home features deep water canal with dock, 8'
heated Jacuzzi, eat-in kitchen with Corian countertops,
magnificent master suite with walk-in closet, garden tub
and separate 2 head shower, formal dining room, lots of
tile, glass skylights, thermopane windows, central vac.,
alarm system, professional landscaping and many more
extras. Community pool and tennis. $339,000.
Norman 1 -800-367-1617
Realty inc. FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P.O. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria FL 34216
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for their courage and service.
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Associates After Hours Barbara A. Sato ................. 778-3509
Christine T. Shaw ............. 778-2847 Marcella Cornett .................778-5919
Nancy Gulilford .............. 778-2158 Michael Advocate ............... 778-0608
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"Drive-By Preview" of current listings through the
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BRIDGEPORT: 2BR/2BA condominium with an
unobstructive view of the Gulf. Pool, elevator, beach
across street. Priced at $119,900. Call Jennifer
Jones 795-2865 eves.
FALL IN LOVE with this convenient ground floor
condo! It's completely re-decorated with tasteful
colors in furnishings and window treatments. The
enclosed lanai has view of the water and greenbelt
area. New A/C, close to pool. Come see how nice
it would be to live here! $132,500. Call Judy Duncan
DIRECT GULF VIEW: Minimum maintenance for
maximum enjoyment in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo overlooking courtyard pool with direct Gulf
view from most rooms. Amenities include: heated
pool and spa, tennis, elevator, covered parking ga-
rage, clubhouse, sauna and on site management.
Priced at $185,000. Please call Carol R. Williams for
appointment, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
PALMA SOLA SHORES: Well maintained 2BR/
2BA mobile home in an active community. All new
appliances including washer, dryer & hot water
heater. Heater pool, club house. Close to beaches
& bay. $64,500. Call Jane Schultz 746-0937 eves.
MOUNT VERNON: Private 2 bedroom 2 bath sec-
ond floor unit with a great view of Bay and nature
park along Bay. Active Community, elevator, boat
docks, tennis, heated pool. $70,500. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS LM
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I ITEMSFOR hLE 0 GARAGE SAES otdU
MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices.
Please contact Susan Barnes 778-6407.
FOUR VENETIAN BLINDS Dusty rose. 64 inch
drop. Fits (2) 4 ft, (1) 5 ft & (1) 6 ft. $60. 792-7828.
QUEEN SLEEPER Stylish, new, black & tan. $200.
Floral king comforters. Twin blankets, new $30. 778-
PING PONG TABLE Folding $75. Sun Fish with
beach wheels $400. 778-0437.
GRATEFUL DEAD tour jacket. (78-79) "Shakedown
Street". Med. $100 Firm. 779-2552.
FOR SALE Boys 24" Huffy bike (excellent) $65.
Girls Huffy 19" bike (excellent) $45. Telescope (ex-
cellent) $50. Complete Nintendo set with controls,
power pad, gun and many desirable games $100.
Christmas is coming Grandma! 778-3171.
SOFA & MATCHING love seat. Great condition.
Reduced to $100 each. Must sell. 778-0015.
FOR SALE Soft-side queen waveless waterbed (al-
most new) $200. Antique mahogany drop-leaf table
(very good) $100. Solid, oak executive desk and
printer stand (excellent) $300. 778-3171.
ITEMS FOR SALE 2 twin beds w/headboard & night
table $75. Dinette table & 2 chairs $35. Rattan
chairs & occasional chair $25 each. Microwave oven
$50. Double bed complete with headboard, mattress
pad & sheets, nearly new (Seally) $150.778-4034.
WANTED: MARBLES. 778-1633.
EXERCYCLE Like new, almost never used. Top line
model just in time to shape up for holidays. $70.
PINBALL MACHINE Bally "Old Chicago." The per-
fect Xmaa gift for the person with everything. $350.
see at The Islander Bystander Office. No phone
calls please. 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
GARAGE SALE Portable Singer sewing machine,
dolls, TV, micro, appliances, luggage, clothes, tools,
compressor with spray attachments and more. Nov.,
12. 8 am. 236 Lakeview Dr., Anna Maria.
ESTATE SALE Fri., Nov. 11 & Sat., Nov. 12. 9 am
to 2 pm. 2212 Ave B, Bradenton Beach. Furniture,
collectibles, kitchen things, old record player &
"THE ONCE A YEAR SALE" Sat., Nov. 12.63rd &
64th St., Holmes Beach. Multi-block sale. Hid-A-
Bed, end tables, some new, some used and a
whole lot of bargains. 8 am till noon.
YARD SALE 117 81st, Holmes Beach. Nov. 12. 8
am. Furniture, linens, books, misc. 778-5427.
ARTS & CRAFT SHOW Vendors wanted. Nov. 26.
9 am. $15 booth fee. Outside show. Call AMI Art
CARPORT SALE Bunk beds, linens, antique doll &
rocker, pictures, frames and misc. household items.
Sat., Nov. 12. 9 am to 2 pm. 7404 Gulf Dr., Holmes
GARAGE SALE 5806 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Office furniture,& equipment, clothes &
misc. Sat., Nov. 12. 8 am to 1 pm.
GARAGE SALE Kitchen oven, refrigerator,
cooktop, ceiling fans, vertical blinds, bathroom light,
mirrors, pedestal sink. Sat., Nov. 12. 8 am to noon.
539 Key Royale, Holmes Beach.
PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES lost. Anna Maria
at Peppertree Lane beach. 778-9130.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
86 CHRYSLER Town & Country S/W. 53K, full
power. $2500. 778-7461.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
FOR RENT Holmes Beach. Boat davits on canal.
Water & electricity. $100 per month. 778-8582.
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GULFFRONT! Great views and wide sandy HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well main-
walking beach enhance this turnkey furnished tained Island home with good central Holmes
2BR/2BA unit. Well-maintained complex with Beach location. Two bedroom, two bath with
pool, covered parking, and storage room. Excel- large garage and storage area. One block to
lent rental opportunity. Priced at $159,900. Call Gulf beaches. Priced at $109,500. Call Dave
Dave Moynihan. Moynihan for details.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Fully furnished 2BR -
1 BA apartment on wide, sandy walking beach.
Perfect investment property or second home.
Offered at $99,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
* HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT ...
85 x 130' ... deep water and spectacu-
lar views ... $189,500.
* HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT ...
90 x 109' ... deep water and view of
Bayou ... $159,500.
* WOODED HOLMES BEACH LOT ...
100 x 200' ... close to beach & zoned
for 1-4 units ... $129,900.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL BROCHURE AND CALENDAR
this extra large lot is unique. If privacy is
your desire, you must see this beautiful
property. Only $189,000. After hours call
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canal as one prospective buyer did; needless to say, she
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said after he stopped laughing. I guess $545,000 is no
laughing matter. Doug Dowling Realty. 409 Pine Ave.
778-1222. Thank you.
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ROOF AND HOME REPAIR
S* Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
Call Don Tarantola Rc0045125 RGS0058589 PE002374 778-9244
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
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RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
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Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE We repair popcorn ceilings.
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LUGGAGE REPAIRS Licensed and Insured
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BOOKKEEPER FULL CHARGE Immediate
opening for permanent resident. Dependable &
congenial. Good computer skills & experience in A/
R, A/P, payroll and sales tax reports. Form 1040
prep a plus. Otey & Assoc. 778-6118.
TEACHER/COUNSELOR wanted. Beginning
$5.25 hr. Experience preferred. Drug-free work-
ROTTEN RALPH'S Part/Full time dishwasher/prep.
Part/Full time wait staff. Apply in person. 902 S Bay
FULL TIME MASSAGE therapist and nail techni-
TAX PREPARER Experienced. Jan. thru Apr.
Please send resume to Otey & Assco., 3909 E. Bay
Dr., Suite 110, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER Experienced. Good
pay for a good job. Aquarius Beach Resort. 778-
PART TIME PERSONAL ASSISTANT needed for
busy young couple. Flexible hours. Good person-
ality important. 778-0229.
COMPANION. Pleasant alternative to living alone;
educated, traveled, non-smoker, references. Long
time area resident. 924-8802.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and
much more. Protect your investment. Call Damon
on mobile number 320-0110. Please leave a mes-
sage for quick reply if not available.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Is-
land references. 779-2129.
'HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Is-
land references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alter-
ations. No smoke environment. 778-4860.
Fi r GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CUSTOM FIBERGLASS, ETC. Repairs, gel coat,
boats, decks & hot tubs. No job too big or too small.
All work fully guaranteed. 15 yrs. exp. Call
Bradenton Fiberglass for free estimate 753-9621.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
COMPANION/HOME health aide. British male, 35,
available for private duty, friendly, understanding,
flexible and Island home owner. Personal care,
driving, travel, trips, shopping, etc. Island Compan-
ions. FL Lic #02432. 778-7686
MATH PEER TUTOR Gifted private school math-
ematics student (7th grade, 12 years old, who has
completed Algebra 1 & Honor Geometry) will peer
tutor K-6th grade students in mathematics. Excel-
lent with younger students & experienced. Games,
stickers, fun! $5 an hour. Parent supervised. Many
graduates now 'A' students in math! 778-3171.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional
installation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co.
resident 25 yrs. 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 Resi-
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, stucco, tile, pavers
& concrete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott,
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
HOME MAINTENANCE, CARPENTRY & RE-
PAIRS. Experienced, reliable, small jobs preferred.
Don Staples 778-0225.
CUSTOM RENOVATIONS by Paul Bcauregard. All
home improvements. Specializing in kitchens &
bathrooms. 20 yrs. experiences as an industrious
highly-skilled, dependable carpenter and finishing
contractor. My work also includes; counter tops,
ceramic & vinyl tile, drywall repairs, fine finish paint-
ing, wall coverings, etc. 387-8066, beeper # 252-
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
1 LG/1 SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, legal,
etc.. Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
EFFICIENCIES Starting at $140 per week plus
tax. Completely furnished, including utilities. A/C,
cable, near beach. Haley's Motel 778-5405.
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SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Charming old-style Florida
beach house, Anna Maria City. No street to cross
on short walk to beach. Located at 118 Palmetto
Ave. (corner of Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue.)
No pets, no smokers. Close to laundromat. $1,100
per month, includes utilities and taxes. 778-1576.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo avail-
able March & April 95. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-
STILL AVAILABLE for January 1995. Deluxe beach
2BR/2BA apt., central H/A, W/D. Call Betty Cole,
ANNA MARIA 2BR house avail. Dec, Jan 15-31,
March 1-7 & April. 1/2 block from shore. Call AM,
ON WATER next to Anna Maria City Pier. Heated
pool, spa. Weekly or monthly. 1 BR apts $250-$350
weekly or $800 monthly. 778-9188.
STEPS TO BEACH Holmes Beach, 3BR/3BA
beach house. Available Dec., Jan. & Feb. Sea-
sonal, fully equipped includes W/D. Call 778-4468.
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX 1/2 blk from beach. $1,200 mo.
Available Nov., Dec., March, April. Call 1-813-681-
9656. Leave message, will return call.
100 FT TO BEACH Holmes Beach 2BR apt. $1400
monthly. Call 778-0727 or 355-0450.
ISLAND IN THE SUN 3100 Gulf Dr. 2/2, pool, $600
month. Annual. Neal-Mannausa 778-6665.
ANNUAL Beachside elegance. Beautifully refur-
bished apartments. Only steps to the Gulf. 2/2
$750. 1/1, $550. Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay Realty of
Anna Maria. 778-7244.
BEAUTIFUL BFACH HOUSE with tropical garden,
largo deck & front lanai, 3BR/2BA. Available from
Nov. 12 thru winter season. $2200 month. Drive by
108 Peppertree. 778-7153.
COMMERCIAL RENTAL 800 sq. ft. Office/retail.
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. $600 month. 778-5796.
SEASONAL PURNISHED 1 BR apartment. Walk to
stores and steps to beach. Clean, quiet, central
A/C & heat and cable. Minimum 3 months. Holmes
Beach. No pets. 778-2071.
GULFFRONT THANKSGIVING on the beach in vil-
lage of Anna Maria. Perfect 3/2 only steps from the
water. Nov. & Dec. Must see! $600 week. 778-3171.
GULFFRONT EXECUTIVE monthly term rental on
exclusive North Shore Drive in the village of Anna
Maria. One-of-a-kind perfect 3/2 beach house with
all amenities. Steps from water...sunset view from
every room. Now reserving prime winter months
(1,2 or 3 year term). Rent tomorrow's vacation at
today's prices ($3,500 to $10,000 includes all taxes
& utilities). Guarantee your place in the sun on best
beach on Island. Now! Hurry! Prime months (Jan.
thru Apr.). Won't last long. 778-3171.
EFFICIENCY APT Holmes Beach, 2 blocks from
Gulf. Very attractive, newly remodeled, patio and
hot tub. Non-smoking. Available Dec. and March.
$695 month. 778-7686.
TWO POLICE WIDOWS seek reasonable priced
seasonal rental for Feb. & March. Call Frank at
778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
"PERICO BAY CLUB" 1 bedroom condo near pool
& spa. Only $79,900. Call anytime. Marilyn
Trevethan, Neal & Neal Realtors. 813-778-2261.
TIDY ISLAND on Sarasota Bay. Pre-construction
prices on waterfront townhouses, $219,900. Lots
available from $74,900. Call Tidy Island Properties,
EXTRA LARGE 52 X 145 lot in Anna Maria. Great
family area. $79,000. Call Richard Freeman at Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
CANALFRONT lot in Key Royale across street from
golf course. Deep water bay access. $175,000. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE Anna Maria home close to beach.
3BR/2BA with possible 4th BR or den. Two sepa-
rate entrances make this property unique!
$147,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for details.
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $234,500. Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for
ONE OF A KIND deep water canalfront home in
Holmes Beach 6BR/4BA inground pool -
$386,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for details.
IN HISTORIC CORTEZ village. Charming 2BR/
1.5BA cottage. Nice oaks, quiet street, island atmo-
sphere inland price! $62,500. 723-3616 or 794-
S. BAY BLVD. Elevated 1450 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA with
900 sq. ft. garage/storage, back deck w/water view,
fruit trees. Many extras. 778-7070.
BOATERS! Fabulous Anna Maria canalfront lot with
Tampa Bay access. One of the few left! Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 &
3BR units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call
Dick Maher for additional information. Neal & Neal
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT home. Fabulous view!
Owner financing. $350,000. Yvonne Higgins, Island
Real Estate. 778-6066.
LOW INTEREST RATES won't last forever! Buy
your investment property now! Several prim du-
plexes available from Island Real Estate. Ask for
Yvonne Higgins, 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA duplex.
Sell all or part. $169,500. 704-683-1188.
ANNA MARIA RESIDENTIAL lot for sale. 744
Jacaranda. 2 minute walk to beach. Can see the
gulf from elevation. 713-271-5744. Dr. Mikles.
ISLAND DUPLEX Each unit offers 2/2, dining, living
and laundry. Sundeck overlooking the Gulf. Get
ready for breathtaking sunsets from either unit. This
stilted duplex come with A/C, huge storage rooms,
extra closets, covered parking, automatic sprinkler
systems, security and garden lighting. Yard has
been professionally landscaped. By owner for only
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