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Citing health, Mayor Simches resigns
By Mark Ratliff
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches ended a six-year
reign as mayor of Anna Maria City when he resigned
his post Monday. The following day, Vice Mayor Max
Znika was sworn in as mayor.
Recovering from surgery Oct. 24, Simches kept his
hand on the tiller of the ship of municipal government
through regular visits paid to his home by City Clerk
Peggy Nelson. The day-to-day responsibilities of
mayor have been overseen by Znika, who has func-
tioned as the city's chief executive officer during
"With deep consideration for my health and con-
cern for family during the ensuing recuperative pro-
For who's running for
city commission, see Page 4
cess, I have chosen to tender my resignation as mayor
of the City of Anna Maria," Simches wrote in his let-
ter addressed to his fellow commissioners. His resig-
nation, which was received at City Hall Dec. 2, became
effective as of the close of business Monday.
"I want to personally thank you all for your support
and sincere attention to the governing of the city,"
Simches' letter continued. "The decisions to be made,
in reference to things such as bike paths, sidewalks,
improved drainage systems and our streets and roads
are just a few of the many items that will become be-
Characteristic of the firm but diplomatic leadership
which many praised as Simches' hallmark style, his
letter reminded the new mayor and the remaining three
commissioners of his view of the mission of the local
"I am sure that these tasks will be handled with
prudent judgment and love for our community, and that
the commission will always function to maintain the
quiescence and beauty of the City of Anna Maria."
Although Simches has removed himself from city
government, he concluded his letter by saying his in-
volvement with the city will not end.
"I have truly appreciated the opportunity to serve
PLEASE SEE SIMCHES, PAGE 2
Grace, ELEGANT PERFORMANCE IN HOLIDAY SPIRIT
By Paul Roat
Walt Grace won the Ward 2 seat and John Kaufmann
the Ward 4 seat in the Bradenton Beach City Council
The two candidates will be sworn into office Wednes-
Grace defeated challenger David Beaton 63 percent :
to 37 percent. Kaufmann defeated challengers Kurt
Klements, a write-in candidate, and Ed Peters. Kaufmann .
received 77 percent of the vote, Klements 3 percent and
Peters 17 percent.
Voting was light, with only 187 voters casting bal- .
lots, or 19 percent of total registered voters in the city.
Grace will replace former Vice Mayor Herb Dolan.
Kaufmann will replace former Councilman Jim Kissick. The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra performed under the direction of Jim Palmer for the
Dolan declined from seeking reelection due to business Island Shopping Center holiday open house last week. The group set up on the sidewalk in front of The
demands, while Kissick stepped down dueto health reasons. Islander Bystander and entertained with classic renditions of holiday music. Islander Photo: David Futch
Islanders seek legislators' aid in bridge battle
By Pat Copeland
Island officials appealed to newly elected State Rep.
Mark Flanagan last week for his support in opposing a 65-
WILL BE CLOSED)
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Night closures set for bridge
Repair of locking pins on the metal draw of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge will mean slow going for motorists
in the early morning hours for the next two weeks.
Bobby Cranford of the Florida Department of Trans-
portation said the bridge will be closed for up to 20
minutes between 11 p.m. and 5 am. Dec. 5-8 and Dec.
12-15 while the pins are repaired.
foot, fixed span replacement bridge on Manatee Avenue.
Flanagan, who attended the meeting of the Coali-
tion of Barrier Island Elected Officials to meet Island
officials, was given a crash course on the history of the
Island's battles with the Florida Department of Trans-
Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie McChesney told
Flanagan she had appealed to Florida Sen. John McKay
for the legislative delegation's help in opposing the
high span and redistributing the funds allocated for the
bridge to other projects.
"He asked who's behind this (advocating a high
span) and the only thing I could say was the Manatee
Chamber of Commerce and business interests," she
reported. "He said, 'That doesn't make sense to me
because the Island is basically built out and you can
only get so many beans in a bottle.'
"I also told him our county commissioners who are
supposed to represent us are all saying they want this
big bridge. We plead with the commissioners, we're
frustrated with the MPO, so I talked to them (legisla-
tors) in hopes they can do something more for us in
Tallahassee. Obviously, our representatives are not
helping us here."
County Commissioner Pat Glass said there's been so
much misinformation between agencies involved in the
project that "nobody's been able to put forth a coherent
argument on either side of the issue. The big problem is
who's going to coordinate the informational message so
that you get a coherent plan? I think a legislator could be
responsible to bring this all together a second span, a
replacement or rehabilitation and so on."
Flanagan added, "The bottom line is that every-
body has to agree on what you want and then every-
body can get behind it and get it done quickly. I hear
today that the chamber has an opinion, the county com-
mission has an opinion and cities have an opinion."
McChesney said the consensus among Island offi-
cials is that both Island bridges should be rehabilitated
with safety lanes added.
Flanagan said his personal opinion is that the
bridge should be refurbished.
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Anna Maria tides ........................................... 25
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DECEMBER 8, 1994
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
IMl PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 8, 1994 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Mayor Simches resigns
from elected office in
Anna Maria City
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the city over the past 10 years, and the trust that has
been placed in me by its residents," Simches wrote.
"With God's grace, my family and I will share many
happy city events with you in the future."
Reaction to Simches' resignation among those who
worked most closely with him at City Hall shared a
common thread of respect for Simches' contributions
to the city.
"We're all very sad that he's not going to be able
to continue as mayor," said Commissioner Dottie
McChesney. "I think he has been, and is, a good, strong
mayor for Anna Maria. It is with great sadness that we
all got the word that he's not going to be able to con-
tinue in that capacity."
"I thought Ray was a leveling force for our group,"
said Commissioner Chuck Shumard. "I got a lot of
guidance from him. We're going to really miss him,
because Ray just knew how, when things got a little
tough, to level it down. He knew how to sit down and
say, 'You can do this, or you can do that,' and really
... and who will fill the
new mayor's former
Anna Maria City Commissioners may ap-
point a replacement to fill out the two-month
term left vacant by the resignation of Max Znika,
the new mayor of the city.
Commissioners will discuss appointing a re-
placement to fill Znika's term during their meet-
ing Dec. 13. Commissioners Tuesday agreed to
accept applications for the two-month term until
Although the term is only two months, a recent
number of tie votes by the commission prompted
the decision to add a fifth member temporarily.
reason it out."
"It's unfortunate," said Commissioner Doug Wolfe
of Simches' resignation. "He was one of the most mod-
erate, intelligent leaders this city has ever had. He got
more done for this city than
most of the other people."
Wolfe noted that
Simches had managed to
keep the small, hometown
atmosphere of the city even
during a period when that
famed "ambiance" was chal-
lenged by the forces of tran-
"This was during a time
of change we were a Simches
growing city," Wolfe said.
"We were becoming more cosmopolitan in attitude,
though not metropolitan in size. Ray was a steady,
guiding hand, and it's unfortunate he has to get out."
Max Znika, who is now mayor until the city elec-
tions in February, said Simches is a good example of
what a mayor should be.
"I appreciate that with Ray I got seven years of
administrative training," Znika said, noting that
Simches had brought with him to the commission a
wealth of experience gleaned from his years in the fed-
eral government. "He's worked in government most of
Znika praised Simches for respecting the abilities
of his fellow commissioners to get the job done, most
notably when giving them various responsibilities re-
garding research leading to legislation, and then the ad-
ministration of that legislation.
"He would write assignments, pass them out and
then expect them to be totally fulfilled," Znika said.
"He expected that when he gave you an assignment you
would act as a professional and that you would fulfill
it, finish it and finalize it."
Perhaps no one better summed up the affection and
respect Simches enjoyed from his colleagues than City
Clerk Peggy Nelson.
"Even when I was not part of city government, I
was amazed at the larger picture Ray was able to glean
from," Nelson said, referring to Simches' prior govern-
ment experience which included a high-level stint with
the federal government in the Department of Educa-
tion. "He was just a real good person to work with. He
tested your knowledge, and I liked that. I don't like
somebody who just sits like a bump on a log I like
to be challenged. He was great at giving me challenges.
"He was very supportive of my role as city clerk,"
Nelson continued, "and he was just a genuine person
with me and became a really good friend as well.
"I think he's done a lot for the city in the last 10
years that many people just don't know about," Nelson
said, explaining that, among other major accomplish-
ments, Simches was instrumental in getting Island rep-
resentation on the Metropolitan Planning Organization
at a time when many believed mainland policy makers
were completely ignoring the wishes of Islanders.
"He's worked hard getting grant monies for differ-
ent programs, and I think he's just been really good for
the city," Nelson continued. "I'm going to miss him
personally, and I think the citizens of the city will, too."
Simches' political life in Anna Maria City has been
marked, from the beginning, by victories. Twice, not
even a single person stepped forward to challenge his
re-election, and the times when mayoral hopefuls have
appeared on the horizon, they were decidedly blown
away in landslide elections that indicated that Simches'
administration with its painstaking attention to the
process of decision making never fell out of favor
with the voters.
Key dates in the political reign of Ray Simches in-
October 1985 Appointed to the city's planning
February 1986 Elected as a city commissioner.
February 1988 Re-elected as a city commis-
February 1989 Elected as mayor for one year,
finishing out the term remaining when Bill Schmutz
resigned as mayor. Beat challengers Jay Rivera and
Dudley Mercer by landslide margins.
February 1990 Unopposed for re-election,
wins two-year term as mayor.
February 1992 Unopposed for re-election,
wins two-year term as mayor.
February 1994- Beats challenger George McKay
in a landslide and wins two-year term as mayor.
December 1994 Resigns mayor's office.
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Let the holidays begin!
Lighted boat parade is this weekend
If you love a parade, this is your time of year. For
the seventh year, the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
will take place (twice, actually) and for the umpteenth
time, the Christmas parade and gifts from Santa will
mark the beginning of the homestretch into the Christ-
mas season (please see separate story in this issue).
The Seventh Annual Anna Maria Christmas
Lighted Boat Parade will be held Dec. 9 and again Dec.
11. The parade of boats gets underway at 6 p.m. from
67th and 68th Streets and Marina Drive in Holmes
Beach (which is near Gloria Dei Lutheran Church), and
will then proceed into Bimini Bay.
Other waypoints include:
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant
Anna Maria City Pier
Rod and Reel Pier
Santa Claus, the jolly old
elf himself will be in
town Saturday, Dec. 10,
to hear kids' Christmas
wish lists from 11 a.m. to
2:30p.m. at the Coquina
Beach Oceanside Pavil-
ion. Santa's visit is being
sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Privateers
along with a little help
from Gib Bergquist,
whose home Santa was
visiting when this picture
was taken. Photo Cour-
tesy of Madeline
According to parade organizers, the best viewing
areas are at the waypoints just mentioned.
Two dates have been made available to accommo-
date boaters who cannot make one date or the other.
Awards will be presented based only on the judging of
the Friday parade, and will include the following cat-
egories: Best decorated, best use of lights and most
original. Several plaques will be awarded for power
boats and sailboats in each category.
An awards presentation at Crabby Bill's will fol-
low the Sunday parade for participants of the parade.
Boaters who are interested in joining the parade
may register their boats at:
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
at 501 Manatee Ave. W., or
Call Bruce Seewald at 778-3665 or Bob
Jorgensen at 778-5678.
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mom or dad mark the calendar and check it twice,
for Santa Claus is coming to town in a big way
As they have done for many years now, the
Anna Maria Island Privateers are sponsoring the
Christmas Parade and Gifts from Santa. The parade
will begin at Bayfront Park on Saturday, Dec. 10, at
10 am., and will end at Coquina Beach. Once at the
beach, Santa Claus will give gifts to youngsters 12
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until 2:30 p.m. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will
also be available to the children who are visiting
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Anna Maria City
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12/8, 7 p.m., Council meeting
12/9, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
12/13, 3 p.m., Planning Commission
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Four open seats draw
mayor, commission hopefuls
in Anna Maria City
So far, six people have announced
they will be seek seats on the Anna
Maria City Commission in the city's
Feb. 14 election. Although the begin-
ning of the official qualifying period is
nearly a week away, two residents have
declared an interest in becoming the
city's next mayor in the wake of Mayor
Ray Simches' resignation, and four oth-
ers are eyeing three open commission
In the mayor's race, Max Znika will
attempt to retain his post as mayor, ef-
fective only since Simches' resignation
last Monday. Znika will be mayor until
Feb. 21, when the newly elected mayor
will be sworn in.
A seven-year veteran of the com-
mission, Znika says his immediate task
as interim mayor is keeping govern-
ment on track as the transition in the
mayor's office occurs.
"There's a lot of city business that
has to be taken care of between now and
the election," Znika says.
At least one challenger to Znika's
seat is Commissioner Dottie
McChesney. First elected in 1993,
McChesney's term is ending, and she
will be vacate her commission seat to
run for mayor. Until the election is fi-
nal, she remains a commissioner.
"I am running for mayor of the City
of Anna Maria because I care about this
special place we all love and call
'home,'" McChesney says.
"I believe my voting record and my
representation of the city through vari-
ous boards and committees has been
consistent with those objectives,"
McChesney says. "In addition, I believe
I can offer the leadership and spirit de-
sired by the residents of this city."
In the race for three city commis-
sion seats, Commissioner Doug Wolfe
is up for re-election. At press time
Wolfe had not decided whether he
would be seeking another term. Wolfe
has been a commissioner for four years,
serving since 1989, excluding a year
during that period when he was not on
Due to the resignation of Znika
from his commission seat to run for
mayor, a total of three seats are in con-
In spite of the fact that election
qualification does not begin until Dec.
13, at least four residents have an-
nounced their intentions to challenge
Wolfe, the lone incumbent on the com-
The present host of challengers in-
clude city planning and zoning commis-
sion member Mike Bartles, Leon
Kramer, who challenged unsuccessfully
for a commission seat in the last elec-
tion, George McKay, a former commis-
sioner who gave up his seat in the last
election in an unsuccessful challenge for
the mayor's seat, and political new-
comer Mark Ratliff.
Ratliff, newly appointed features
editor for The Islander Bystander, will
not report Anna Maria City news during
his campaign for office.
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Manatee County Parks and Maintenance workers have completed the smoothing
of the berms along the beaches of Anna Maria Island in preparation of the
creation of dunes, planting of beach vegetation and construction of dune walk-
overs, or boardwalks. Environmental Action Commission's Jack Gorzeman said
the bid opening for the beach project will be Dec. 14 and work could start as
soon as January. The $400,000 project calls for creation of low sand dunes,
planting of sea oats and other native beach vegetation at Cortez Beach, the 700
block of Gulf Drive, Katie Pierola Sunset Park and a number of beach access
points in Holmes Beach. Also included in the project are the dune walkovers to
allow beachgoers to travel over or through the fragile plants without damaging
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Bazzy lawsuit #1 set
for next Wednesday
By Paul Roat
The first of three lawsuits filed by
Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan
Bazzy will be heard in circuit court
Wednesday, Dec. 14 by Circuit Court
Judge Scott Brownell.
Bazzy, through his first suit to be
heard by the court, is seeking to reverse
a decision by the Bradenton Beach City
Council denying his request for a rezon-
ing, special exception and street vaca-
tion of six lots Bazzy owns near the
marina, located just south of the Cortez
Bridge on Anna Maria Sound.
Bazzy sought permission by the city
to expand the marina by building a boat
storage shed on the lots, currently zoned
for residential use. His request was de-
nied by the city council Aug. 23, 1994.
In a second lawsuit, Bazzy claims
the city police station and public works
buildings encroach onto his property,
and seeks compensation from the city
for the taking of his land. And in a third
suit, he claims the city, 18 citizens in-
cluding Councilmen Bill Campbell and
Jim Kissick, and others acted "... inten-
tionally, willfully, knowingly, reck-
lessly, wantonly, maliciously, fraudu-
lently and with flagrant disregard for the
interests and rights of Bazzy." In the last
suit he is seeking undetermined dam-
ages at a jury trial.
A key element in Bazzy's first law-
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 na-
ture: the proceedings were to be con-
ducted as in a courtroom, with evidence
presented, witnesses examined and
cross-examined, and the decision
reached to be based only on the evi-
dence presented publicly.
Bazzy is basing his lawsuit on
grounds that the expansion of the marina
complies with the land development
rules, is consistent with the city's com-
prehensive plan and that the Supreme
Court has ruled that "opinions of resi-
dents are not factual evidence and not a
sound basis for denial of a zoning
In the first lawsuit regarding rever-
sal of the council decision on the land
use, City Attorney Alan Prather ques-
tions the "expert testimony" submitted
by Bazzy, asserts that recent court deci-
sions uphold the city's action to deny the
proposed land use change as well as that
adequate testimony was made to sub-
stantiate the city council denial.
Prather says testimony submitted by
Bazzy "was submitted as the petitioner
and not qualified as an expert," accord-
ing to his response to Bazzy's lawsuit.
Prather says testimony by City Plan-
ner Bill Brisson, taken from the city's
land development laws, stated any de-
Save Anna Maria
Save Anna Maria will meet on
Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., at
the Island Branch Library in the
Walker Swift Meeting Room.
The topic will be fundraising
for the Anna Maria Bridge hearing
scheduled in mid-December.
Call Melody Kramer at 778-
6824 for additional information.
velopment within the city must call for
"The integrity and quality of life be
maintained in existing residential
"It is clear from these provisions,"
Prather writes, "that it was the intent of
the city ... to significantly protect ex-
isting residential areas against en-
croachment by incompatible uses."
Prather writes, "The Supreme
Court noted that the purpose of [Com-
prehensive] Plans are to assist and pro-
vide for the orderly and gradual growth
in communities concerning 'future' use
of land. It is not a document that man-
dates a specific use at a specific time.
"The Supreme Court stated that
local governments do have discretion
to decide the ultimate density and in-
tensity of certain developments within
the parameters of the Plan. The local
elected officials' discretion exercised
through their decision must be sup-
ported by substantial competent evi-
dence. The Plan does not mandate that
any time a developer requests approval
of some project, regardless of the ad-
visability of the project, that it must be
"Just because the application may
propose one of several 'consistent' uses
that may be made for the property un-
der the Plan does not mandate that the
local government must approve the
application requested," Prather con-
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 decision "... not to support the
motion to approve the rezoning of the six
lots is sustainable under the evidence.
The reasons given are legitimate ..."
In addition, Bazzy provided evi-
dence that the area near the property
had historically been used for commer-
cial uses, specifically commercial fish-
ing, commercial boat storage and main-
tenance, and a commercial diving op-
The testimony was made by Dick
Connick, who served as mayor of the
city for 19 years.
Connick's testimony, according to
the lawsuit, "documented the pre-exist-
ing commercial uses of the property
and other property in the neighbor-
hood, as well as Bradenton Beach's
determination to permit the commer-
cial uses on the residentially zoned
property despite objections dating back
Co-ed Pick-up Softball games will
be held every Saturday morning at 10
a.m. starting Saturday, Dec. 10.
The cost is free and the games are
just for fun.
There is no age limit and everyone
is welcome. Because this is not a
league, competition will vary and all
players will "play at their own risk."
The games will be held at the
Holmes Beach field. Information, call
the Center at 778-1908.
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G; e; I 1,1
Ray Simches launched a symphony of political
musical chairs with his resignation as mayor of Anna
Maria this week.
It sent Vice Mayor Max Znika into the mayor's
chair. He was sworn in as interim mayor Tuesday. But
with the "vision of Kreskin," Znika had already re-
signed his commission seat in a most timely manner.
Friday was the deadline for Znika's resignation
from the commission in order to retain his seat until this
election is final and the winners are sworn in.
Obviously, the posturing has been going on longer
than the speculation regarding Simches' resignation.
Added to two open seats, that brings us to three
openings on the commission as well as the mayor spot
four seats total.
Commissioner Dorothy McChesney was up for re-
election but has announced strong intentions to run for
mayor. She doesn't have to resign her commission seat
though, because she's up for re-election anyway.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe hasn't made up his
mind as to whether he will run for anything. Wolfe
filled the remaining one-year term of George McKay
when McKay resigned his seat to run for mayor last
year. "I might like to go back to being a house-hus-
band," Wolfe said.
That brings us to McKay, who says he's running
for commission again not mayor.
Mike Bartles also tells us he's running for a seat on
the Anna Maria commission. He now serves on the
city's planning and zoning commission. Bartles previ-
ously chaired the State Road 789 Task Force Commit-
tee, a group that devised a plan to take Gulf Drive on
the Island far into the future. We assumed when we saw
Bartles' "face" and heard his voice in the video tout-
ing the committee's recommendations that he would
soon be running for something.
Last but not least, this race will afford Islander
Features Editor Mark Ratliff his opportunity to enter
the political arena. With much encouragement from his
newspaper associates here, Ratliff has agreed to relin-
quish political reporting for features writing and a seat
on the dais.
Although the family has kept information regard-
ing Simches' health guarded, it was feared he would
not feel up to the day-to-day rigors of Anna Maria City
business. His efforts on behalf of the city, his leader-
ship and his warm, soft-spoken demeanor will be sorely
As the hopefuls line up at city hall to qualify for
election, we're all reminded that in Anna Maria City
the music has begun and it's Ray's orchestration.
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Density increase would destroy
The subject of my letter is motel density.
Generations of Islanders are responsible for craft-
ing our lovely community.
Beach access, building height and motel density
are the key factors that make us unique. Upsetting the
balance of one factor (density) increases the desire and
probability that the others will follow.
Our family has walked the some 200 steps on 70th
Street to the beach for over 40 years. The adjacent
beach properties have gone from one white house to
two attractive motel/condos. However, at one stage a
convention center bridging 70th Street was planned.
Please do not tell me a convention center could not
Please do not succumb and increase the density to
28 in the multi-residential/seasonal tourist zone (fre-
quently call the hotel/motel district.).
Please do not allow the greed of a few spoil our
Please find or design a mechanism that will fix in
concrete the three key factors; thereby removing any
temptation to initiate a change that just might snowball
and spoil the landscape forever.
Mary Jane and Bill Hahn, Holmes Beach
Overwhelmed by shouldd'
I'm overwhelmed and I know it. The should are
Should I cook a big Christmas dinner or should I wait
for an invite from old Aunt Rita? Where can I buy the toys
the kids want and is there a generic counterpart?
Do I have enough cards to send to everyone? Didn't
I have some left over from last year? If only I could re-
member where I put them. And which style of stamp
should I use this year, the basic Christmas, the Madonna
and child, the heart or the love one? I just can't decide.
Should I send out family photos this year? Will I
be able to find the negative of the picture I like? Should
I throw a Christmas Party? Should I bake some Christ-
mas cookies and do I have any sprinkles to put on top?
Should I buy some candy canes? Should we go to
church on Christmas eve? Should I buy my husband the
usual gift of socks and underwear or should I splurge
and go for a pajamas and slippers ensemble?
There is one thing I know for sure I'm going to
be taking a lot of tea-and-cookie breaks this month!
Lisa Rivera, Anna Maria City
Ratliff rings in rave review
Thank you, Mark Ratliff, for taking and printing
such a nice picture of our daughter, Kalli, as she
"voted" with me during the recent general election.
She was so excited to be able to participate, and your
photographing her along with Joy Courtney assisting her
that night was a real event in her four-year-old world.
I have sent a copy of the newspaper to Kalli's
teachers at Town & Country Preschool in Bradenton.
I'm sure they will enjoy not only the photos of their
"Miss Surprise," but your articles and features as well.
Also, congratulations on your recent promotion to
Features Editor. My family and I look forward to en-
joying your future achievements.
Dale Elfervig, Anna Maria City
Amerecycle project a waste
Residents have cooperated in cities throughout our
nation to make recycling successful. Bit by bit more
separation has achieved success.
Now our Manatee County Commissioners are un-
decided as to whether to ask citizens to sort or dump all
together. In my opinion, the latter is a revolting. How
polluted the recyclables will be when extricated!
The public hearings held this past Tuesday spoke
loudly and clearly against the Amerecycle Project for
our county. We can only hope our commissioners will
be persuaded toward the more direct route of recycling,
namely, curb pick-up.
Ruth Burkhead, Holmes Beach
Clean up job well done
I would like to say through this letter how happy and
satisfied the people on our street, Peppertree Lane, are
about the way Susan Corsi takes care of our beach walk.
She is prompt and excellent in manner. When we
request a cleaning job today, it is done tomorrow.
We do appreciate her work, and our good relation-
ship with the Holmes Beach Public Works Department.
Wilma Martynec, Holmes Beach
More of Your Opinion, Page 8
THOSE WEtRE THE BAYS
Part 4, The War of 1898
by June Alder
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Egmont Key with its 1848 lighthouse played an interesting role in the War of 1898.
Mabel Williams, 17-year-old
daughter of the Port Tampa postmaster
and fiancee of young Will Bean of Anna
Maria Island, grew up in a hurry the
summer of the war with Spain.
What began as a teen-aged post of-
fice clerk's dream flirting with and
being romanced by countless young sol-
diers and sailors destined for a rendez-
vous with destiny suddenly turned
into a dangerous game of "I Spy."
"Those were exciting and wonder-
ful months for me," Mabel wrote 40
years later. "But if I had not had perfect
health and the vigor of youth I could not
have held out to accomplish all that was ,
put upon me."
It all started one warm Sunday
morning in the middle of May:
"I came downstairs at my home all
dressed to go to Sunday School and I re-
member distinctly that I had on a dainty
new blue muslin dress and my dark curls
were tied at the back with a big blue rib-
bon bow. My youth and health and hap-
piness with the help of pretty clothes
made up for whatever lack of beauty I
had, and that morning I was feeling well
pleased with myself and the world.
"My parents were sitting in the parlor
talking with a distinguished-looking
gentleman in uniform and they called me
in and introduced me to their old friend,
Colonel Groesbeck, who was a member of
General William Shafter's staff.
"Mother explained to me that Colo-
nel Groesbeck had come to talk to my
father about some very secret and seri-
ous work that General Shafter wanted to
have done for the government and that
they had decided I was the one to do it.
They explained that my father could not
do it without being suspected and be-
sides he could not be absent from the
"I was already in the government
employ, the colonel told me, and would
not give up my other work. My mother
would take charge of it for me when I
had to be absent. I would not get any
other pay than my post office work pro-
vided and I would have nothing to
show what my service was to be. It was
to be simply an agreement between
General Shafter, Colonel Groesbeck
and my father."
The astonished girl listened
gravely as the colonel continued.
It was General Shafter's great con-
cern, he explained, that the Spanish
fleet might try to blockade Tampa Bay
and "bottle up" the American expedi-
tionary forces (exactly what the U.S.
Navy was planning for the Spanish
There had indeed been recurring
reports of Spanish ships in the Gulf.
One such rumor was the result of mis-
taking a fishing sloop for a warship,
which caused Sarasota to be evacuated.
Colonel Groesbeck explained to
Mabel that, as she knew, there were a
good many Spanish Tampans who
were loyal to the United States, but also
some still loyal to Spain. A few of the
latter were suspected of sending photo-
graphs and information about the de-
fenses on Egmont and Mullet keys to
the enemy through the mails. This had
to be stopped.
(What Colonel Groesbeck may not
have told Mabel was that just recently
a man had been arrested for trying to
poison the water supply in St. Peters-
As the officer went on to detail
what would be expected of her to
intercept and confiscate mail to or from
certain suspects and observe their be-
havior Mabel's mouth went dry.
She was being recruited as a spy!
"What I was told to do startled and
frightened me at first," she wrote later.
"I did not want to do do it, but I always
tried to please my father and I soon set
out upon my task.
i. Permanent concrete
.' gun emplacements
were completed on
Egmont and Mullet
keys after the war
was over. The can-
nons never fired on
S an enemy.
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The Islander Bystander'
Been here three months, read every word,
your paper is so clever.
Every inch so filled with news,
you'll be here forever.
Letters to the Editor,
restaurants and ads.
Rentals and homes for sale,
all the latest fads.
Our opinion, your opinion,
how to vote and why.
For the fish, against the bridge,
it's always worth a try!
Island news, mainland news,
fish stories large and small.
Politics and funny bits,
something to suit us all.
Art shows, police reports,
not a lot of crime.
That column always makes me smile,
doesn't take much time.
Your Island Poet's very good.
I wonder, if I might
submit a poem from time to time?
I really like to write.
Season's greetings to your staff,
and your readers near and far.
Luck for many years to come,
we know how good you are.
Congratulations on your second anniversary.
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Net ban has holes
Now that the dust is beginning to settle from the
November elections and emotions have quieted a bit,
a follow-up on the continuing issue of the forthcoming
net ban seems appropriate.
Through it all I noted one glaring error which ap-
parently didn't alarm either side the absence of gov-
ernment. Where was our government whose job it is to
oversee and protect the best interests of all the people
from misinformation and bad laws?
Obviously, to any straight thinking individual, the
idea of a complete banning of net fishing is unneces-
sary if not downright ridiculous. On the other hand,
there is no question that positive steps need to be taken
to ensure healthy fisheries in perpetuity, and on this I
believe both sides must agree...the question is "how?"
Fisheries science today is state-of-the-art and has
never been better. Marine biologists are able to accu-
rately predict the amount of marine product availabil-
ity years ahead. This factor was largely ignored during
the furor over banning net fishing, just as the ages-old
method of ensuring future stocks via a closed season
was. Why was this factor ignored during the current
controversy? Why wasn't this method discussed seri-
ously? Where was our government?
The second and most serious failure was to ignore
a solution which I understand has long been success-
fully used by the Maine government to regulate fish-
eries depletion, via a lottery system whereby the num-
ber of lobster fishermen are controlled according to
industry capabilities. This method has reportedly
worked well for years.
Why didn't our state and federal people step in and
control the depletion of the industry through appeal to
reason and enactment of rules acceptable to everyone?
Yet the state, federal government, and yes! even
the media failed all sides miserably. To my knowledge
these two possible solutions closed seasons and lot-
tery selection were never brought forward by either
of the organized factions. Why not?
What I think is needed now is some positive lead-
ership on the part of our government in evolving a prac-
tical solution to this on-going problem by bringing all
sides together before this travesty to both sides -
is allowed to wreak havoc among a long established
and critically necessary industry.
I mean ... does it make sense to try and lower the
river instead of simply raising the bridge?
Rolland Freeman, Longboat Key
team football players
Kudos to the Island members of the Manatee High
School Junior Varsity Football team: Kevin Bergquist,
Billy DiPaola, Mike O'Connor, Tony Geraldi, Mike
Doyle, Luke Marler, Jason Sato, Jeremy Langford and
They distinguished themselves individually and
made their parents very proud, especially since we do
not have an Island football league for them to have
learned their skills when younger.
Way to go guys, and thank you for all of your hard
work and exciting games.
Maureen DiPaola, Anna Maria,
Madeline Bergquist, Holmes Beach
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By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Some critics just aren't as smart as they think or
say they are.
Where do they get off criticizing a great movie like
Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" and rabidly foaming over
the mediocre "Interview with
I'm not saying I have the
greatest taste in movies (al-
though I do) but when I read
reviews for "Frankenstien,"
they were horrible.
I thought, "Nah, why
But when "True Lies"
was sold out, I changed my
mind namely because my Katharine, the critic
mommy made me. And it
was great! Just like literature on the screen.
One critic said Kenneth Branagh overplayed Doc-
tor Frankenstein. I think he was one of the best Dr.
Frankensteins I've ever seen.
You could see his inner turmoil when his mother
died, which made his fascination with regenerating life
all the more believable.
Meanwhile the vampire movie was just gory. It
was the kind of movie where every five minutes the
queasy people in the audience were hiding the eyes on
their date's shoulders (which was even more unpleas-
ant to my young eyes).
Robert DeNiro as Frankenstein looked like Fran-
kenstein. Tom Cruise playing a vampire looked like
Tom Cruise playing a vampire. Even Jody Critelli, the
biggest Tom Cruise fan in the whole world, said so.
In summary, "Frankenstein" is a thrilling, spell-
binding movie, guaranteed to catch your interest. The
characters have many sides and you will sympathize
with both the monster and the doctor.
"Interview" is good for a few shrieks and a night
full of stomach pains. If you like that kind of thing, you
should wait 'til it comes out at the dollar theater so
you'll only have to spend $25. (Refreshments are ex-
pensive no matter where you go.)
I'd go with you but I have a date for the Lion King.
Maybe that won't be so scary.
Katharine is an eighth-grade student at King
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I DECEMBER 8, 1994 1 PAGE 9 S]
Commissioner discusses county's recycling plans
By Pat Copeland
County Commissioner Pat Glass told officials at
the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials last
week that the controversy over recycling the county's
garbage boils down to a disagreement between people
who want to sort at the curb and those who want gar-
bage sorted at a processing site.
The county is currently negotiating a contract with the
American Recycling Company, Inc. (Amerecycle) in
which all garbage, including recyclables, will be collected
and taken to a processing plant to be built by the company.
The recyclables will be separated and the remaining gar-
bage will be shredded, cured and sold as "compost"
The proposed plan has received wide spread criti-
cism because of the cost to residents, the length of the
contract, questions concerning the ability of the com-
pany to fulfill the contract, the quality of the end prod-
uct and whether the county will be able to meet the
state mandate of a 30 percent reduction in the waste
stream using the process.
The plan has been steadfastly opposed by County
Commissioner Joe McClash and former Commissioner
Kent Chetlain. All three Island cities have passed reso-
lutions opposing the plan.
Opponents maintain that an aggressive curbside
recycling program would cost much less, be more en-
vironmentally sound, require a three-year commitment
versus 30 years for Amerecycle and meet the state
Glass said, "Recycling is what happens to the ma-
terial after it gets to the landfill and what the county
does with it. The idea was put forth that a cost effec-
tive way of doing it would be to collect it, sort at the
landfill, separate the recyclables and earn income from
them and with the residue create a compost. It would
be a public/private partnership and the only cost to the
county would be providing the garbage."
Glass said the county wants to ensure that the land-
fill remains a grade A landfill and the county can in-
crease the 25-year life span of the landfill by using the
compost as fill to cover garbage. She said quality con-
trol procedures can be used to monitor toxins in the
"Our goal is to capture as much of the waste stream
as possible in an environmentally safe way," she said,
"and eliminate as much extra work in the process as we
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, an oppo-
nent of the plan, replied, "The ultimate goal is to reduce
the amount going to the landfill and a great deal of that is
yard waste and recyclables. The current proposal being
discussed will process less than half of the waste stream.
It seems to me if it is source separated, you would actu-
ally recover more of the recyclable materials."
He also noted that as tipping fees increase, illegal
A whole lot of naming goin' on
Parks and honorees are cropping up all over
Bradenton Beach. City council members have
honored citizens and officials, both present and past,
by naming parks after them. Pictured is the newest of
the city's parks, located on Highland Avenue, which
will be named after former Building Official Lou
Barolo and will be formally called the "Lou Barolo
South Park." Florida Playground & Steel did the
work on the play equipment at the park. Also receiv-
ing honors will be Herb Dolan, a former city coun-
cilman who worked to develop recreational areas
within the city. Dolan will be feted by the "Herb
Dolan North Park" near 25th Street and Anna Maria
Sound. Other notables who will receive mention at
the Katie Pierola Sunset Park, at 22nd Street North
and the Gulf of Mexico, include Richard and Judy
Kuhlman, The Florida Beach and Shore Association,
the late Councilman Howie Herman, Nancy Forkner,
Florence L. Myers, Marilou Ingwer and Mike
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By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Civic Association held its sec-
ond meeting Saturday to continue with the group's or-
ganizational process and plans to have bylaws ready
Bob Van Wagoner reported that the volunteer
steering committee met last week to discuss purposes,
goals and objectives and the framing of the bylaws.
The committee developed a questionnaire for mem-
bers to aid the committee.
"We want to hear from each of you," he ex-
plained, "on what you want from a civic association
and what you hope we do not become. We're trying
to pin it down."
Van Wagoner said the committee felt it could
expand to 11- or 12-member temporary board of di-
rectors. The board could name a slate of officers to
serve for the first year if that is agreeable to the mem-
bership. He proposed that the group elect officers next
He said other questions for members to consider
are the amount of dues, who is eligible for member-
ship and setting a permanent meeting date and time.
VanWagoner asked Anna Maria Commissioner
Doug Wolfe, a charter member of the Anna Maria
Civic Association, to speak on that group's early days.
"It started as the Anna Maria Homeowner's Associa-
tion. That died out and was re-started as the civic asso-
ciation," explained Wolfe. "A group like this can be a
great political lobbying group. This type of organization
is one of the best you can have for lobbying your city
council for legislation that you think is necessary within
the city. One of the things that you do not want to be is a
busybody group picking at one neighborhood or another.
Keep your goals and standards high."
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini
asked if a councilperson should be a member. Wolfe
said only one can join because of the government in
the sunshine law which prohibits elected officials from
discussing anything which they might vote on.
VanWagoner said he feels elected officials should
be as informed as possible but Martini should be com-
fortable with her role in the group.
Wolfe was asked if membership is limited to prop-
erty owners. He said it is not but members must be le-
Van Wagoner said the steering committee dis-
cussed membership requirements and the question of
full-time and part-time residents.
"We want everybody that we can who really think
they are residents of this city to be able to take part in
this organization," said VanWagoner, "but we also
want to be very proper about representing the people
who consider this their home."
Clark Leips noted that some associations have as-
sociate memberships for part-time residents. He said
another classification is investment property owners.
"I don't like the idea of creating second-class
members," said Joy Courtney. "My feeling is that it
should be open to all residents. People who are here for
a few weeks are not going to take the time to go to a
meeting about long-range planning. If they do and if
they do have a hidden agenda, they'll quickly find out
that is not what this organization is all about."
Leips said year 'round renters should also be eli-
gible for membership.
Courtney asked when the matter would be voted
on. Van Wagoner said the board will formulate a
policy, which will be written into the bylaws. The by-
laws will be presented to members at the January meet-
ing for discussion. Members can make any changes to
the bylaws prior to a vote.
Frances Smith-Williams asked Wolfe how the
Anna Maria group identifies issues. He said through
committees and by brainstorming. She asked if some
issues should be identified in the bylaws. Van Wagoner
said he wants to keep the bylaws as simple as possible
at the outset but issues could be added later.
The next meeting was set for 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 14
at the Island Branch Library.
Members of Island Girl
Scout Brownie Troop #401
reach back to the'50s to
enjoy an old-fashioned
"Sock Hop" held recently
at Manatee High School,
and sponsored by Neigh-
borhood 5 of the Girl
Scouts of the Gulfcoast,
Florida Council. Gettin'
down and getting' their
white socks dirty are, left
to right, Kara Kennedy,
Brooke Trovato-Brown, #
Ashley Lane, Clare
Hapner, Jessie Bricksee,
Christin Chiles and
Holmes Beach receives four
The City of Holmes Beach received four propos-
als Thursday in response to a request for proposals for
planning, administration and engineering services for
special projects and/or a Florida Small Cities Commu-
nity Development Block Grant (CDBG).
Complete proposals were submitted by Clark,
Roumelis and Associates, Inc.,ofTallahassee; Wilson,
Miller, Barton and Peek, Inc.,of Sarasota; and Rich-
ard Fawley Architects, Inc.,of Bradenton. A proposal
for engineering only was submitted by MEA Engi-
neers, Inc,of Sarasota.
Planning services include identifying needs and
appropriate solutions to needs, advising the city of
suitable financing to meet the specific needs and de-
veloping grant and/or loan applications.
Administration services include complete man-
agement and reporting for each project, with separate
tracking for each funding source.
Engineering services include needs and feasibil-
ity investigation, surveying, testing, design, cost esti-
mating, permitting, bidding, construction phase ser-
vices and construction observation.
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'What the hell's going on?'
Sam McDowell confronts Linda Davis with the truth concerning a treacherous plot in the Island Players'
Murder Among Friends. The play is sold out, but more information may be obtained by calling the theater
box office at 778-5755. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff.
Island Players kill 'em
By Mark Ratliff
If you've been thinking about seeing the Island
Players' latest offering, Murder Among Friends, don't
bother buying a ticket. Or rather, don't be too discour-
aged if you can't get a ticket, for the show is sold out
all the way through its 10-day run ending Dec. 11.
Like everything else on the Island, it's very hard to
keep a secret, and word-of-mouth advertising has ob-
viously touted this fine play to great advantage. Of
course, there's always the chance of a cancellation
happening here and there, so it wouldn't hurt to call the
theater box office on the odd chance a ticket might
If it does, you're in for a treat.
Murder Among Friends is a crafty melding of a
mystery and a comedy, with just enough of each to,
make for a thoroughly entertaining evening.
At first thought, it might seem that murder can't
really be made funny, but let's not forget the hugely
successful Broadway play of more than a decade ago,
Deathtrap. Although not nearly as seriously grisly as
some of the depictions in Deathtrap, Murder Among
Friends is reminiscent of that earlier work, with lots of
really fun twists and totally unexpected turns.
Mostly, it's funny.
Directory Geoffrey Todd, who for many years has
been a familiar and favorite face as an actor in Island
Players productions, has done a masterful job in putting
all the elements of Murder Among Friends together.
First, there is the casting.
Linda Davis shines as the unfaithful wife who's
plotting to murder her husband so she can be with her
lover, and Dennis Kelly (as the lover) is the catalyst for
some very enjoyable chemistry. These two are the first
characters we meet when the curtain goes up, and they
immediately pique our interest and hold it. That's im-
portant, for the opening minouts of ith play --.- .he
place where a dump truck load of expository writing
appears is where the story could begin to drag and
lose the audience. That it does neither is a tribute to the
powerhouse acting duo of Davis and Kelly.
An Island Players perennial favorite, Sam
McDowell, pulls it off again as the truly obnoxious
fellow who is the intended target of Davis' sinister
plan. Playing the world's most conceited actor,
McDowell gets some of the best lines of the show as
well some of the funniest business, such as his en-
trance where he arrives home, dims the lights, and
then places himself in a spotlight before conversing
with his wife and her lover.
Charles Guy and Jo Kendall play a married couple
you'd just love to smack. Well, actually, you'd love to
smack almost all of the characters appearing in this play,
which is precisely the fun setup that's well established
when John Durkin shows up to fake a robbery that will
be the cover for the planned murder.
Of course, nothing goes according to plan, and
victims become victimizers and vice versa.
Todd keeps everything moving right along, and
there is no dead air at all in this production.
Special kudos have to go to Art Ballman for his
truly incredible set design. Island Players sets have
just been getting better and better, but this one is
among the best.
Also admired was the lighting design by Joseph
Oshry and the work of lighting technician Jack
Kendall, who hit lighting cues consistently on target.
Perhaps the biggest test of his talent is when a char-
acter on stage flips a light switch and the lights come
on (or go off) realistically. That may sound like a
small thing, but when the timing is even off by a frac-
tion it creates a distraction in the mind of the viewer
(if only subconsciously) that can suspend the suspen-
sion of disbelief that is essential to a production.
Pat Russell, the costume designer, is also due a
round of applause, for the costumes are elegant,
complementing the actors' talents, Ballman's set de-
sign and Todd's always-on-the-money direction.
If a ticket to this sold-out play does drift down
from thl sky, the gift oi'a benevoieni spirit of ihi the--
ater, be sure to check out Murder Among Friends -
you'll be very glad you did.
The Island Players is located at Gulf Drive at Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria. The box office can be reached
All Island Christmas opens and needs help
All Island Denominations, sponsors of All Island
Christmas, has opened its headquarters at 5348 C Gulf
Dr., Holmes Beach (next to Ches's restaurant), to re-
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The headquarters will be open Monday through
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at which time the food baskets and gifts will be deliv-
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Kids love it, but illustrator's work
isn't child's play
By Mark Ratliff
What do the Mona Lisa and Curious George have in
common? The answer is, most everyone knows the face
but not necessarily the artist who created it.
Leonardo DaVinci is long gone, but a few weeks
ago the artist who now draws the irrepressibly inquisi-
tive chimpanzee of children's book fame, Curious
George, stopped by the Brain Gym in Holmes Beach
to talk to kids of all ages.
Like the old master, more folks were familiar with
his work than his name, but that's a situation that's
Although an illustrator for other people's books for
many years, Frank Remkiewicz has been turning more of
his energies toward writing his own books to illustrate, and
not long ago his book, The Last Time I Saw Harris was
featured on the PBS television series, Storytime. Froggy
Gets Dressed, which was illustrated by Remkiewicz, was
also featured on that same program.
On the Island since August, Remkiewicz and his wife
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of authors and young readers at the Brain Gym, and
later The Islander Bystander was lucky enough to get
an exclusive interview with the man whose work can
be found in any grocery store (he's the guy who drew
the package art for Barnum's Animals, Nabisco's pe-
rennial animal cookie favorite.)
Originally from Connecticut, Remkiewicz got his
start in New York working as a freelance commercial
artist. His work in the early days paid the rent, but it
wasn't the most exciting stuff in the world, he says.
"I worked my way up into what is called the 'trade'
books bookstore books, the glamor ones by
working in school books, Little Golden Books, the kind
you don't usually find in the bookstores because the
drug stores are all selling them," Remkiewicz says. "I
started to get known by working in school books. Less
glory, less pay and no royalties."
He says his next assignments were in mass-market
books such as those found in K-Mart, but not generally
at the mall bookstores.
"Finally, you get into the more-exalted market of
trade books," Remkiewicz says, recalling how the urge
to write bit him one day.
"After illustrating in that market for a few years I
decided, well, it's the old story of, 'I think I can write.'
If you write the books you can avoid doing any of the
illustrations of stuff you don't want to draw. In doing
the schoolbooks I got so tired of drawing certain things,
like the interiors of supermarkets elaborate things to
illustrate a very small point."
Remkiewicz wrote and illustrated Greedyanna and
The Bone Stranger, and entertained the Brain Gym
audience by reading the books to them (taking plenty
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of time to show the pictures, of course)
Here's how Remkiewicz describes the story of The
"It's about two dogs who own a deli in the old
west. Their weapons are hard salamis and jump ropes,
and they have to capture the infamous Raccoon Broth-
ers who robbed the stagecoach of its strongbox of
doggie bones destined for the orphanage. The Raccoon
Brothers are real villains.
"It's probably the only children's book that has an
epilogue. In it, the Raccoon Brothers have escaped
from jail and they even stole the treat he (the Bone
Stranger) left for the widow on his calling card, the
silver sandwich tray. They stole the sticky bun off of
it and they ran off into the badlands."
According to Remkiewicz, there is major move-
ment nowadays in children's books to put forth as
much Native American folk tales as possible, and that
publishers especially encourage the efforts of Native
American authors and illustrators for these works.
"To me it's sort of apayback," Remkiewicz says. "Of
course, they'll never be paid back, because their whole
country is gone, but while it's at this stage of taking their
folk lore seriously, it's not apropos to poke fun. It wasn't
even appropriate when the Lone Ranger was around.
"All I'm saying is, I work in humor a lot, done a
lot of single-panel cartoons for newspapers and that
sort of thing, and I know that nothing should be sacred
- you should be able to poke fun at anything, as long
as it's not in horrendously bad taste. But some things
are so sensitive that, out of respect, you wouldn't do it"
A new Remkiewicz book, Fiona Wraps It Up, is
coming soon. Remkiewicz says, "It's about a flamingo
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who sings rap songs to get through a horrendous migra-
tion trip because she has to walk instead of fly because
she laid her eggs too early.
"I write to entertain, give the kids a good adventure
and keep them interested in reading. But there are al-
ways good messages."
That's true of The Last Time I Saw Harris, the
story of a kid who finds it's worth any price to find his
parrot, Harris, after a freak wind blows him away.
He says many books, including ones he's illus-
trated, have a Harry as a character, but he was looking
for something different.
"There's a gazillion Harrys in children's literature,
and so I thought I couldn't place another Harry in this
world," Remkiewicz says. "Anyway, Harris is kind of
like Harry, and it rhymes with Paris, and I thought, 'Oh
my gosh, The Last Time ISaw Harris, and I'll have him
disappear. I just couldn't resist that. It's a generation
gap joke, because there are lots of generations that have
no idea there was a song or a movie called The Last
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From the artwork on the
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George and the children's
book "The Last Time I Saw
Harris" are all the work of
artist Frank Remkiewicz,
who gave a presentation at
the Brain Gym recently.
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Time I Saw Paris."
He occasionally used his children as a testing
ground for new story ideas.
"Greedyanna is a good example," he says. "It's
about a greedy kid, and I would tell them this story to
keep them quiet in the backseat of the car so we
wouldn't have to stop at every McDonald's, Toys R
Us, Snack Shack and Quick Stop in the world. I'd
say,'That sounds greedy. Have you ever heard about
Greedyanna?' Then I'd tell them this long story, they'd
get into it and wouldn't see these places as we drove -
and we'd get where we were going."
Although the kids ate up Remkiewicz's presenta-
tion at the Brain Gym, several adults were also in the
audience, some of them with writing aspirations of
their own. They asked Remkiewicz for some pointers.
"One of the questions people ask the most is, 'I've
written a book, now I need an illustrator."'
"No you don't now you need a publisher,"
Remkiewicz says. "It's very much like writing a
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company. They'll find the actors and they'll pay them.
You don't have to do that."
Sending pictures with a manuscript may be the
worst thing an author can do, he says.
"They (publishers) suspect you're trying to shiny
it up a little bit by submitting illustrations with it.
They'll say, 'This manuscript might not be so hot be-
cause they're trying to tart it up by sending illustrations
with it.' A good story has to stand on its own, then the
(publisher) will pick you a good illustrator."
Fortunately for Remkiewicz, alot of publishers regard
him as a good illustrator, and that has led to some inter-
esting assignments, including being a so-called ghost art-
ist, continuing to draw in the style of several illustrators
who have died. His most famous is Curious George, who
was originally drawn by the late H. A. Rey.
"To me it's an honor, and it's kind of like imper-
sonating someone because you get to be under their
skin for a little while," says Remkiewicz. "And it's
great for presentations when I talk to kids, because they
can all identify Curious George."
Although Curious George has a loyal following,
it's probably safe to say that one of Remkiewicz's
sweetest success stories has to be one of his first.
It was back in the late 1960s, and the maker of
Barnum's Animals animal cookies thought it was time
to jazz up the original 1914 circus wagon artwork on
the cookie boxes.
"Nabisco's package design department convinced
them they should change the animals," Remkiewicz
says, recalling that another artist who had auditioned
for the job offered the marketing people at Nabisco a
lion who was too sleepy.
Urged by his agent, Remkiewicz who had just ar-
rived in New York whipped up his version and sent it.
"I quickly drew a lion and made sure he was roar-
ing and his tail lashing, and Nabisco said, 'That's more
like it you've got the job.'"
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Luminaries available at
The Islander Bystander is assisting in the sale of
luminaria kits, a benefit for the Manatee Branch of
the American Association of University Women.
AA UW members Mavoureen Briggs, Ann Rathbun
and Ruth Bales helped package kits, each including
12 candles, bags, sand, matches and instructions at
cost of $3.50 per kit. If you would like to light up
your drive or walkway this holiday season, pick up
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meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on
Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 12 noon.
A charity luncheon for the benefit of Hacienda
Girl's Ranch will be provided.
The cost of the luncheon is $3. For reservations or
membership information, call club President Sarah
Maloney at 778-4865.
Rotary to meet
The Rotary Club will meet on Monday, Dec. 12, at
Crabby Bill's restaurant in Holmes Beach at 6 p.m.
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Lucia G. Amato
Lucia G. Amato, 70, of Bradenton, died Nov. 30 in
HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Palmero, Italy, Mrs. Amato came to Mana-
tee County from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1987. She
was a homemaker and a member of Saints Peter and
Paul the Apostles Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Giuseppe, of
Bradenton; two daughters, Josphine Rizzetto of Bradenton
and Fifa Mannino of Holmes Beach; two sons, Lorenzo,
of Tallahassee, and Paul, of Bradenton; a brother,
Giovanni Randazzo of Venezuela; and 15 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was said at Saints Peter
and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church with Rev. An-
thony Pastucci officiating.
Patricia L. 'Pat' Baber
Patricia L. "Pat" Baber, 63, of Ellenton died Dec.
1 in Regency Health Care Center.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Ms. Baber came to Manatee
County from there in 1979. She retired after 11 years as
a cook for Casa Mia Restaurant in Ellenton. She was a
member of United Brethren Church in Dayton.
She is survived by four daughters, Deborah
"Debby" Schmidt of Anna Maria, Kathleen Vanluven
of Palmetto, Teresa Burgess of Portland, Ind., and
Jaklin Tackett of Crooksville, Ohio; a son, Larry Brand
of Arcanum, Ohio; a sister, Phyllis Harlow of Dayton;
nine grandchildren; and three great-granchildren.
James M. Culhane
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Bradenton; his father, William, of Ellenton; a sister,
Kathleen, of Sarasota; and five brothers, William, of
Holmes Beach, Edward, of Wayne, N.J., Michael, of
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Lucille V. Forsman
Lucile V. Forsman, 91, of Heritage Park of
Bradenton died Dec. 1 in Heritage Park.
Born in Marquette, Mich., Mrs. Forsman came to
Manatee County from there in 1947. She was a teacher.
She was a Methodist She was past president of Mana-
tee County Teachers Association, first director of
Manatee County Head Start and former director of
Rubonia Day Care Center. She was a member of Roser
Memorial Community Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Daryl Van Ostenbridge
of Holmes Beach; a son, Robert Hedgcock of Bradenton;
a brother, James Bertal of Marion, Mich.; six grandchil-
dren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Roser Memorial Church in
Anna Maria City with the Rev. Frank Hutchison offi-
ciating. Interment is in Roser Memorial Gardens. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Roser Memorial
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Fla. 34216.
Ross R. Martin
Ross R. Martin, 73, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 2,
in Heritage Park of Bradenton.
Born in Wayne County, Tenn., Mr. Martin came to
Manatee County in 1967 from Sheffield, Ala. He re-
tiredin 1967 after 49 years as superintendent for South-
ern Railway. He was a member of Midway Church of
Christ in Sarasota. He owned Margaret's Antiques and
Gifts in Holmes Beach for 17 years.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a stepdaugh-
ter, Olivia Smith of New Orleans; a stepson, Joseph E.
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Burial was in Florence, Ala. Memorials may be
made to Midway Church of Christ, 7226 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, Fla. 34243. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Margaret Merckx, 84, of Bradenton died Dec. 1.
She was a homemaker and a member of Christian
Church of Bradenton.
She is survived by two daughters, Gail Patsios oi
Holmes Beach and Dorothy Fegan of Palatine, Ill.;
three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church on Monday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Memorial donations may be sent to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
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Winners take all
Prizes and awards were announced on
Saturday at the Sixth Annual Anna Maria
Island Festival of Fine Arts.
Best of Show: Susanna Spann, water-
color, and Harry Welsch, ceramics.
First Place: Sherrill McNeece, photog-
raphy, and Autumn DeFrank, jewelry.
Merit Awards: Gayle Austin, Jay Can-
terbury, Lisa Leydon, Sydney McKenna,
Judy McMillan, Linda Molto, Bruce Pesso,
Margaret Porter, and Hannah Price.
In the student art show, awards were '
presented to Layla Copeland, Manatee High
School, for a pastel drawing and to Joacha ':.: .. ..
Sullivan, grade 8 for ceramic sculpture.
Jr. Best of Show was awarded to Joacha
Sullivan, grade 8 division, for his ceramic
sculpture. Manatee High School student I
Layla Copeland also won for her pastel
drawing. ..:- ,
of Fine Arts
The weather cooperated nicely this past weekend
and thousands of people flocked to the big field behind
Holmes Beach City Hall to enjoy the many exhibitors
who participated in the Sixth Annual Anna Maria Is-
land Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Art League.
While their parents exhibited their talents to the
grownups, some younger artists practiced theirs and
made new friends at the same time. Pictured at right is
Melissa Murray, 5, in foreground, and Haley Jaeger, 6.
All was not art to be seen, as The Friends of Riley,
a Celtic band, was among several groups that filled the
air with music during the two-day festival, pictured at
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'Don'tcha love a parade?'
Who doesn't love a parade? Even old Scrooge
would want to join the festivities this weekend. First a
boat parade Friday night, then the parade through the
streets of all three island cities, from Anna Maria's
Bayfront Park, through the business district in Holmes
Beach, all the way to the southernmost point in
Bradenton Beach at Coquina Beach on Saturday. Sun-
day, the boat parade gives a repeat performance.
Kids have a special opportunity to greet Santa af-
ter the Privateers' annual parade. Jolly St. Nick will
hold court at Coquina, handing out presents and listen-
ing to Christmas wishes from good little boys and girls.
All the while, Privateers will have free hot dogs and
sodas for kids under 12.
It's a great day.
For boat parade viewing, we can't suggest better
seats than those at the Anna Maria City Pier or the Rod
and Reel Pier. They'll pass right by there both nights
sometime after 6 p.m.
Party central ...
It's not just the holiday season, it's party season.
The Drift-In is hosting their annual holiday event on
Sunday Dec. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m., and Talisman is
Rotten Ralph's is having Jay Crawford this week-
end (not last weekend as reported). And at Ralph and
Doreen's other restaurant, The Hunt Club, on the other
island, Longboat Key, Big Mama is out and big band
dance music is in.
The Hunt Club is hosting the Longboat Key Cham-
ber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce "Holiday
Membership Reception" on Friday, Dec. 9, from 5 to
7 p.m. Members and guests are asked to bring a toy
donation for admission.
The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce hosts
it's annual dinner event at The Anchorage on
Wednesday, Dec. 14. New officers will be installed
'Renaissance Man of Jazz'
at Jazz Club
Cornetist Dick Sudhalter, called "the Renaissance
man of the jazz world," leads a sextet at Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m.
Admission is by Jazz Club of Sarasota member-
ship card or $12 for visitors.
Call the Jazz Club of Sarasota at 366-1552 for
Theatre Works offers family
Theatre Works, Inc., 1247 First St., Sarasota,
will present "Angel Capers" by Jeanette LaVoy
opening Wednesday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec.
Wednesday through Saturday performances start
at 8 p.m. On Sunday there is a matinee at 2 p.m.
For ticket information, call the Theatre Works
box office at 952-9170.
'Restless' at convention center
On Thursday, Dec. 15, "Restless Heart" will
following the buffet dinner. Cost for members and
guests is $17 per person. Call the chamber for reserva-
tions at 778-1541.
Georgia Meier took over management at the
Bradenton Beach City Pier. She's spruced up every-
thing, even adding candles to the tables we hope
they don't melt in these unseasonable, enjoyable warm
December days and has some homemade specials
planned for the menu.
Meier is also planning some special events to make
the pier enjoyable for the whole family. The kick-off for
events is "kids fishing day" on Saturday, Dec. 17, from
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 50-cent dogs and sodas and half
price bait. Door prizes and tee-shirts are donated by the
Purple Parrot tee-shirt shop in Holmes Beach.
take the stage at the Manatee Civic & Convention
Center for its first local concert in several years.
"Restless Heart" will fill the hall with its own
brand of the upbeat contemporary country music
the band has become known for.
Pre-show begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the
performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at all
Ticketmaster location or by calling (813) 287-
8844. The service charge is only $1 for tickets
purchased at Manatee Civic Center.
Marvelous Matinees program
launched at Van Wezel
Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will
launch its popular Marvelous Matinees program for
the 1994-95 season with a holiday favorite, "Home-
town Christmas: Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver
Comet Band," at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16.
Christmas with Mr. Jack Daniel's Original
Silver Cornet Band is like setting your pocket
watch back and experiencing the joys of the sea-
son in small-town America in the early 1900s.
The Van Wezel is located at 777 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Call 953-3368 for information.
What's old is new at Crabby Bill's. Chef Joe has re-
turned to do "magic" at the buffet table. The V.I.P. room
is up and running for member's only. But anyone can
join, and as they say, "membership has its benefits."
Beginning Dec. 16, Cuisine de France, at the
Albertson's shopping center, is opening for dinner.
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub is bring-
ing back their popular Caribbean night, every Tuesday.
Specials include BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Jerk
Chicken. Grouper Port Royal got our attention as
does anything with mango chutney sauce.
The former "Wild Monkey" shop in Anna Maria is
evolving. It will open soon (just in time for your holi-
day shopping pleasure) as "Iguana." Artist Steven
Kaluza promises to feature a collection of quality
handcrafted artworks by local and national artists. The
store is at 9903 Gulf Drive.
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December 8, 9 & 10
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SAnna Maria School Menu P
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Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon Toast The Ann
Lunch: Dinosaur Nuggets & Sauce or Corn Dog, viously annc
SDinosaur Potatoes, Fruit Juice, Sherbert fundraiser f
Tuesday, 12/13/94 held Oct. 29
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Lunch: Cheeseburger or Pizza, Mixed Vegetables, Festival's ne
Strawberry Fruit Cup, Bar Cookie The PT(
SWednesday, 12/14/94 community a
Breakfast: 1/2 Slice Pizza or Cereal, Peaches donated mor
Lunch: Roast Turkey W/Gravy or Taco Salad, Mashed A special
S Potatoes, Green Peas, Hot Roll, Jello w/Topping ing hands" f
Thursday, 12/15/94 Longboa
Breakfast: Waffles & Syrup or Cereal, Juice Southern Ea
Lunch: Sliced Ham Sandwich or Chicken Patty on Bun, Andre, Linda
Hash Brown Potato, Baked Beans, Fruit Spoon, Tip o
Friday, 12/16/94 Joe's Eats &
* Breakfast: Peanut Butter Cup or Cereal, Toast, Mermaid, An
* Pineapple Andie's Ice
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Perry Mason not needed pig
Manatee School System bus driver Beth Beck and
Anna Maria Elementary School office staff member
Marlene Fletcher enjoy a moment of vindication.
Their quandary started after they read in The
Islander Bystander's "Street Life" column a Nov. 16
Holmes Beach police report which described a loose
pig. A few days later both women spotted the pig.
The response from their co-workers who traveled the
same route to the question, "Did you see the pig?"
was, "Yeah, right." Fortunately, for the gals' sanity,
co-workers saw the pig the next morning. To prop-
erly document the fact that there really, really was a
pig, the Doubting Thomases supplied the women
with a signed statement which read, "Mysterious Pig
Sighting Confirmed." Islander Photo: Joy
O ups ante from Fall Festival
a Maria Elementary School PTO pre-
)unced that the organization's major
or the year, the annual Fall Festival
, netted approximately $5,300. More
tave been made to increase the
et to $5,600.
) wants to wholeheartedly thank the
md the merchants and businesses who
ley, time and goods.
1 "thank you" to the following "help-
rom our business community:
it Key Hilton, Mar Vista, Isabelle's
atery, Beach Bistro, Sandbar, Chez
's Sunny Side Up Cafe, Peaches, Sweet
if the Island, Caio, Oma's, Island Inn,
Sweets, Gulf Drive Cafe, Sign of the
ichorage, Shells, Old Hamburg Tavern,
Cream, Key West Willies, Jody's Pier
)ips Ice Cream, Rotten Ralph's, Chart
h House, Mr. Bone's BBQ, Nation's
Jnion Bank, Whistle Stop, Sun & Surf,
Exit Art, Bay Area Travel, Island Canvas Products,
Anything Goes, Head Quarters, Sterling Anvil, Bare
Foot Trader, Sand Dollar Gift Shop, Irene's, J&J
Graphics, Mister Roberts, Brain Gym, Island Hard-
ware, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, Tee to
Green, AMI West, Brown Pelican, Chameleon, One
Stop Shell Shop, Island Florist, Barb's Video, Pirate
Pete's Gift Shop, Autumn's Whims, Petunia Patch,
Harlan's One Hour Photo, Wave Zone, Island Ba-
zaar, Purple Parrot, Sugar & Spice, Islander's Mar-
ket, Beach Barn, Island Package Liquor, Heron's
Watch, Barnett Bank, Captain's Marina, Rolling
Waves Cottages, Harrington House, Green Real Es-
tate, Betsy Hills Real Estate, A Paradise Inc., Real-
tor, Gulf-Bay Realty, Island Real Estate, Fran
Maxon, Smith Realtors, Old Florida Realty, Dick
Wagner Realty, Neal & Neal Realtors, Head to Toe
Salon, The Hair Cottage, Bob's Hair & Co., Holmes
Beach Laundry, Hair Motions, Touch of Class
Cleaners, Massage Therapy of Anna Maria, and Is-
land Hair Design.
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Caribbean Combo -
Half a rack of BBQ ribs
and a quarter of Jerk
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Negril Basted with spicy citrs
BBQ sauce... $11.95
Jerk Chicken Marinated with
Jamaican herbs and spices then char-
Port Antonio Seafood Kabobs -
Basted with rum butter... $10.95
Grouper Port Royal Char-grilled and
basted with mango chutney sauce... $9.95
Specials served with Caribbean peas &
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Pastel Demonstration at Key
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr. S.,
will have a demonstration in "Painting a Still Life in Pas-
tel" by Frederic Murphy on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.
The cost is $3. Call 383-2345 for information.
Portrait exhibit at Manatee
County Art League
The Art League of Manatee County, 209 9th St.
W., Bradenton, will sponsor an exhibit entitled "Fig-
ure and Portrait" from Friday, Dec. 16 through Jan. 11.
An opening reception will be held Friday, Dec. 16,
at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
"Figure and Portrait" is open to all artists and all
media. Entry fee is $7 for members and $14 for non-
members. Entries will be received on Tuesday and
Thursday, Dec. 13 and 15.
The awards are $400 for first place; $200 for sec-
ond place; $100 for third place, and there will be two
equal merit awards of $50 each.
Island branch library begins
The Friends of the Island Branch Library will open
their 1994-95 Program Series on Tuesday, Dec. 11,
with Florida author and artist Roger Bansemer at 3 p.m.
Bansemer, a resident of Clearwater since 1957, has
written five books on subjects ranging from Florida
coastlines and state birds to hot air ballooning. He has
also written a children's book, and his most recent
work, "Mountains in the Mist," illustrated with over
350 painting, contains a forward by noted author James
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Dr., Holmes Beach. For more information about
the series, pick up a brochure at the branch.
Historical Society members to
parade in antique cars
Jack Lock of Bradenton will drive his 1923
Oldsmobile Touring Car in the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, start-
ing at 10 a.m.
Historical society members will ride with him in
costume as the parade winds down the Island from
Anna Maria Bayfront Park to Coquina Beach.
"Koffee Klatch" ballroom dances
to be held bi-monthly starting
Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center
at 10 am. Ruth Harris, left does
her best to motivate her sleepy
dance partner, Win Lambertson,
while French maid Pat Russell,
right, pours coffee to bring the
sleepy dancer-to-be to life. Dick
Hennessey, back left acts as the
Pied Piper in hopes of getting
you there, while timekeeper,
piano virtuoso Bob LoPiccolo,
reminds you of the starting time.
Church offers Bethlehem walk
Trinity Assembly of God will present "Revisit
Guests will experience being in the "marketplace"
in Bethlehem the day after Jesus was born, will hear
music common to that day, watch craftsmen at work,
visit the stable and meet Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.
There will be over 50 characters in costume, 23
different scenes, live animals, refreshment and more.
"Revisit Bethlehem" will be presented on Saturday
Dec. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 11, from
1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Assembly of God, 3855
51st Ave. E., Bradenton.
Call 751-4673 for more information.
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Island police report
Anna Maria City
Dec. 1, burglary, 400 block of Spring. A person
unknown removed a window, entered the residence
and removed cash from a bedroom.
Nov. 23, trespass warning, 120 Bridge St. Drift
Inn. The manager reported that a customer was caus-
ing a scene and harassing customers. The subject was
given a trespass warning.
Nov. 23, burglary, grand theft, Coquina Beach.
The complainant returned to her rented vehicle and
found the front passenger door open. A person un-
known had gained entry to the trunk and removed $300
to $400 in cash, two sets of condominium keys, two
driver's licenses, a credit card, a social security card
and a pair of glasses valued at $150.
Nov. 24, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown entered the vehicle and re-
moved $1,250 from a storage area under the seat.
Nov. 24, grand theft, 100 block of Seventh Street
South. A person unknown removed a 50 hp outboard
motor valued at $800 from a boat on the property.
Nov. 25, criminal mischief, found property,
Cortez Beach. The complainant advised that she found
several newspaper boxes tipped over and she found a
digital pager on the ground next to the boxes.
Nov. 26, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
A person unknown gained access to a locked rental
vehicle by prying open the rear driver's side window
and removed two camera bags valued at $20 each, two
camera valued at $300, $40 in cash, three rolls of film
valued at $20 and a fanny pack valued at $20.
Nov. 26, information, Sunnydaze, 110 Bridge St.,
the officer observed several subjects standing in front
of the cafe/bar. Many had been drinking, said the re-
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11/27, battery, Coquina Beach. The complainant,
a lifeguard, reported that he observed a boat parked on
the beach violating the swimming area. He asked the
boat owner to remove the boat and said the subject
became verbally irate toward the him. He asked the
subject to remove the boat two more times and the sub-
ject began to push and poke him, said the report.
The complainant requested police assistance and
the subject left the area. The officer checked boat
ramps in the area in an effort to locate the subject, and
was then flagged down by the subject The subject said
he didn't know it was a swim area and that he began
yelling when the complainant became rude and abusive
When the officer told the subject that the complain-
ant filed battery charges against him, the subject began
yelling at the officer and said he wanted to file charges
against the complainant for being rude. The officer
explained that there were no such charges and the sub-
ject began yelling at the officer again. The officer told
him to quiet down or he would be arrested for disor-
derly conduct and he calmed down.
The officer told him he could contact the Manatee
County Department of Public Safety and speak to the
Nov. 24, lost property, 4200 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported that he placed his cellular
telephone on top of his truck, forgot about it and drove
away. The telephone is black with a black case and is
valued at $250.
Nov. 25, grand larceny, 600 block of Key Royale
Drive. A person unknown removed a stainless steel
propeller valued at $455 from a boat moored behind the
Nov. 25, warrant, 700 block of Manatee Avenue.
The officer observed the subject as a passenger in a
vehicle. The officer knew the subject had an active
warrant. He stopped the vehicle and placed the subject
Nov. 26, damage, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee
County Public Beach. the complaint reported that a
person unknown broke two plastic lawn chairs valued
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Nov. 26, animal, 400 Gulf Dr., Manatee County
Public Beach. The officer responded in reference to a
stray dog. A lifeguard found a black Labrador with a
choke chain but no tags. Animal control took custody
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Nov. 27, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $45,
100 block of 29th Street.
Nov. 27, grand larceny, 6600 Gulf Dr., Resort 66.
The complaint and his family were at the beach and
when they returned to their room, they discovered that
a fanny pack containing $350, three credit cards and a
driver's license was missing.
Nov. 28, burglary, 200 block of 64th Street. A
person unknown entered a duplex and removed a Smith
and Wesson 9 mm pistol valued at $400, 200 rounds of
9 mm ammunition, a can of miscellaneous ammunition
and a six pack of beer.
Nov. 29, suspicious, 5324 Gulf Dr., First National
Bank. The complaint reported several juveniles skate-
boarding on the property and was concerned about the
liability and damage. Extra patrol was ordered and any
juveniles skateboarding on the premises will be given
Nov. 29, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at
$299, 5313 Gulf Dr., Eckerd's Drug Store.
Nov. 30, trespass, 7400 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported that while in bed he was
startled by a white male subject standing in the bed-
room. The subject fled when he saw the complainant
looking at him.
The subject was described as five foot, nine inches
in height, in his early 30s, muscular, having thick black
hair and wearing a dark clothing.
Dec. 1, burglary, 7000 Gulf Dr., Tiffany Place.
The complainant reported that a person unknown en-
tered the office and riffled through desk drawers, broke
the fronts off two drawers, riffled through papers and
checks and scattered them across the floor and removed
$250 in cash and coins.
Dec. 1, burglary, 3007 Gulf Dr., Mr. Bones. A
person unknown pried open a door but did not gain
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Barnhart, Warsing to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Brady of Parkersburg, W.
Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Janet
Faye Barnhart of Anna Maria, to John B. Warsing of
Bradenton Beach, son of Doris Hawk of New Castle,
Pa., and the late Ben Warsing.
The couple will wed next week on Nov. 26 at Is-
land Baptist Church.
Grace Watterson marry
LuAnn Watterson and David Grace, both of
Bradenton, were married Nov. 12, at the home of
Charlie and Barbara Grace of Bradenton Beach. The
Rev. William Hull officiated.
The bride is the daughter of William M. and Mary
Ann Watterson of Bradenton. He is the son of Charles
Grace of Bradenton Beach and Marion Grace of
Maid of honor was Jody Watterson, sister of the
bride, of Bradenton.
Charlie Grace of Bradenton Beach was best man.
A reception followed the ceremony at the home of
Charles and Barbara Grace. The couple honeymooned
in Cancun, Mexico. They will reside in Bradenton.
Shaky start- wonderful life
Eight-month-old Mary-Elizabeth of Holmes Beach is
one of that rare breed of true native Islanders. Her
unexpected at-home birth was featured on the front
page of The Islander Bystander's March 24 issue. At
16 days old, the infant was rushed to All Children's
Hospital for two-and-a-half weeks, but she has been
thriving ever since. She celebrated her first Thanks-
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Holmes Beach Police Officer Chuck Steams, Anna
Maria Fire Captain Dennis Dotson, and other
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RM PAGE 24 N DECEMBER 8, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
There's a whole lot of good Bay news this week
By Bob Ardren
So many important Bay things have happened in
the past month that no one should ever again doubt the
interest and we hope the commitment to recon-
ciliation and restoration of our Bay waters.
Even our less-than-enlightened neighbors to the
south are seeing the light when it comes to the preser-
vation of Sarasota Bay. Sunday, Sarasota Mayor Nora
Patterson rode an antique car through a sheet of paper
symbolizing the old City Hall at the end of Main Street.
As she broke the paper banner she once again opened
up Main Street to the water and reconnected the water-
front and business district.
The two were separated back in 1958 when the
Tamiami Trail was re-routed along the Bayfront down-
town. The reconnection Sunday came through the hard
work of several generations of city commissions, many
city, county, state and even federal workers (the feds
provided most of the money), and it's lovely.
Take yourself down to the new park on Sarasota's
Main Street where it meets the Tamiami Trail. Find a
shady spot to sit for awhile and take in the atmosphere.
Notice the new ground-level fountains just waiting for
over-heated youngsters and friendly dogs needing a bit of
Stroll over to the historical plaques displayed on the
north side and take a look at Virginia Hoffman's artwork,
finally exonerated and on display after what must have
seemed like years of political purgatory to the artist.
You see her drawings had to gain the approval of
the Sarasota city commissioners which started off
hilarious, but quickly turned pathetic but Hoffman
proved to be the toughest one of all and her artwork
really gives the new park a focus.
Above all, take a walk around and find that swoopy
line of blue pavers just west of Ringling Blvd. That's
the old waterline. That's where Sarasota Bay used to
It's a nice spot to contemplate the new Bayfront
and the entire Bay's future.
Particularly ironic is the fact that the City of
Sarasota, now re-united with the Bayfront, was once
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one of the Bay's biggest problems. Pollution from the
city's sewage treatment plant directly into the Bay
dates back nearly halfa century and, although the treat-
ment has been in many stages of refinement during that
time, the accumulated sediment has caused a historical
problem for parts of the Bay.
But no more.
Today's effluent discharge is of drinking water
quality, as proved by photos of several commissioners
and then-Mayor Jack Gurney several years ago, as they
quaffed the discharge. Today's outfalls are clean, clear
and a vital element of the cleaner water of central
It's a fitting link: a more pristine Bay and a more
vital link between Sarasota and its Bayfront.
Now we've got to fix the Bay
We're finally finding out the costs for restoring
Sarasota Bay, and the numbers are a little scary. Keep
in mind that this fix won't make the Bay perfect but
the improvements will be notable.
According to figures released by the Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program, figure on a total cost of
somewhere between $110-$130 million spread out
over the next 20 years to restore the Bay to a near-pris-
"Sarasota Bay: Navigating a Course to Paradise
Reclaimed," is the latest report on our Bay prepared by
the Sarasota Bay Project. It contains the results of more
than five years study of the Bay's problems. The find-
ings have been endorsed by federal, state, regional and
local officials. They still must be approved by Gov.
"In general, water quality in northern and central
portions of Sarasota Bay is improving, although simi-
lar improvements have not been detected in the south-
ern Bay. Sediment quality is degraded in tributaries
Baywide, but the main Bay is relatively free of con-
taminants," the report tells us.
Still, there is clearly a need for major changes in
the way we all use, or abuse, Sarasota Bay.
A quick summation of the plan's recommendations
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Improving treatlient and reclamation of waste-
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Bay by 16 percent. The most significant water-quality
improvements would be expected in the central Bay,
Roberts Bay and northern Little Sarasota Bay.
Containing and treating stormwater pollution to
reduce contaminants in Sarasota Bay. Opportunities are
Baywide with emphasis on Manatee County to develop
a fee structure to pay for stormwater treatment systems.
This program could reduce nitrogen loads by seven
percent, and should reduce lead and other heavy met-
als by almost 28 percent.
Restoring, enhancing and protecting freshwater
and saltwater wetlands to provide habitat, repair fresh-
water flows in streams and filter pollutants. The goal
here is to restore an annual average of 18 acres of salt-
water wetlands and 11 acres of freshwater wetlands
Restoring and protecting fishery habitats, particu-
larly for juvenile fish. Implementing this proposal
could significantly increase fishery productivity.
Improving recreational opportunities in the Bay
while protecting natural resources.
Emphasizing restoration, not just protection, in
community decisions that affect the Bay.
Understanding that integrating the Sarasota Bay
restoration strategy in community decisions will be
more cost-effective than a piecemeal approach.
Mote connects with
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Still another piece of good news for Sarasota Bay
was the recent announcement of the establishment of
the William R. and Leonore Mote Eminent Scholar
Chair in Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement at Florida
State University and Mote Marine Laboratory.
"This...will make it possible for outstanding scien-
tists to serve as Mote eminent scholars at Florida State
and at Mote Laboratory in Sarasota," according to FSU
President Dr. Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte. "This new
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Think fishing is good now? Wait for that first cold front
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Wise anglers know that cold fronts tend to stir up
the fishing and, with this continuing uncommon warm
weather, we need some cool air and water to perk up
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
partnership will focus on fisheries ecology, and will
uncover new knowledge to advance marine biology
and fisheries in Florida," he added.
We all owe Bill Mote much thanks for all the good
things he's done for Sarasota Bay through Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory, but this tie with a major university
might well be the biggest step forward yet and reap
rewards for decades to come.
... and National Science
Foundation comes to the Bay
And in other educational-environmental news on
Sarasota Bay, the National Science Foundation has
awarded New College $688,321 to help build a new
marine biology research facility. "The success of our
proposal...is due in large part to a long history of ex-
cellence in undergraduate student research in marine
biology," according to Dr. Leo Demski, New College
professor of biology.
Marine biology is the largest natural science disci-
pline at New College an institution where an as-
tounding 20 percent of the natural sciences graduates
go on to receive Ph.Ds.
The New College Foundation still has another
$900,000 to raise for the project, but with such an endorse-
ment and a location such as Sarasota Bay they're obvi-
ously doing just about everything right. And again, com-
munities surrounding the Bay are the major beneficiaries.
All of these happenings within the past couple of
weeks spell good news for the Bay in one way or an-
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the fishing. Still, backwater fishers are reporting great
catches of cobia, flounder, redfish and snook, while
offshore anglers are bringing back fine catches of am-
berjack, grouper and the occasional kingfish.
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said anglers
on the four-hour trip averaged 100 head of Key West
grunts and red grouper. The six-hour trip averaged 80 head
of Key West grunts, porgies, lane and mangrove snapper,
scamp and two red grouper. The nine-hour trip averaged
65 head of mangrove, lane and yellowtail snapper, red and
black grouper, rudder fish and porgies.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said Dave
Moore caught a 44-inch cobia just off the mangrove
islands near the marina in less than six feet of water.
Wade fishers are catching a lot of snook and good-sized
redfish, he added.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said Bill Worth
caught a 25-inch snook last week. Other not-as-lucky
fishers are catching black drum, flounder, sheepshead
and small keeper snook.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching nice-sized flounder, small snook,
too-big redfish and sheepshead.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said offshore action is
hot with cobia and Spanish mackerel. Zack's prediction
for backwater fishers is to wait for that first cold front to
really liven up fishing. Until the weather cools, fishing will
remain hit-and-miss with trout, snook and reds.
Capt. Dave said fishing offshore is still good, with
kingfish being caught five to 30 miles from shore. Red
grouper are being landed from 70 feet of water where
there is a hard bottom.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said grouper are still
being caught in the 80-foot depths. Bay fishers are report-
ing good catches of flounder, small snook and redfish.
On my boat Magic we've been going offshore and
bringing back lots of amberjack and mutton snapper.
Backwater fishing is producing redfish, sometimes
catching as many as 20 per trip.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook and reds are still avail-
able, as is that tasty at least to other fish white bait.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching some
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small tarpon up the Manatee River this week, and man-
grove snapper near the new artificial reefs near the
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook, redfish and trout
were all caught last week by his charters.
Capt. Phil Shields said grouper fishing is still ex-
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being caught by charters on his boat. He added that
kingfish are still around, but you've got to be willing
to really work to find and catch them.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said amberjack
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ports starting to pick up. In the bays, he's heard reports
of good catches of redfish, snapper and flounder.
Good luck and good fishing.
Indoor soccer tourney
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A Christmas indoor soccer tournament is gearing up
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and it prom-
ises to be quite an event. Running six days, the double-
elimination tournament will feature male and female di-
visions for 8-10 years, 11-14 years and 15 and up.
Play will be in the Center's gym, commencing at
4 p.m. and going until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday,
and beginning 9 a.m. on Saturday. Entry fee is $50 per
team (no individual registrations will be accepted),
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Every participant will receive a T-shirt, and there
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Winners of the Dec. 3 games were Harry Freeman
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Local fitness director to address
Don Foxe, exercise physiologist and director of
fitness for Westbay Athletic Club in Bradenton, will be
a speaker at two international fitness conferences to be
held in Florida in December.
Fox addressed the International Health, Racquet &
Sportsclub Association in Orlando Dec. 1, and will speak
to Henley Medical Corporation's International Sales and
Marketing Convention in St. Petersburg Dec. 17.
Foxe holds a Master's degree in education and is
a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
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Sun Cay ... 6 unit condo: (3) 2 bedroom & (3) 1
bedroom apts. In heart of Anna Maria, just steps
to beac"Sun Cay" of Anna Maria. 6 unit condo:
(3) 2 bedroom & (3) 1 bedroom apts. Just
steps to miles of white sandy walking beach!
Excellent rental history w/approx. 10% ROI.
$549,000. #59331. Ask for Karin Stephan today!
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Tropical seclusion with architecturally de-
signed Island estate, but created for entertain-
ing if you wish! Totally refurbished. 4BR/4BA.
Multi-level living room, fireplaces. Built-in fea-
tures. Security system & lights. Sailboat wa-
ters w/boat dock & ramp. Water view from
most rooms! $389,000. #KS60248. Ask for
530-,G lfDr, olesBec F 321
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Doing the honors
Anna Maria City Commissioner Dorothy
McChesney cuts the grand opening ribbon
for Anna Maria City business Anything
Goes, Inc. Owner of Anything Goes,
Carman Pedota, stands at the right.
Anything Goes, a haven for doll and bear
collectors and lovers, recently moved into
the Alexis Plaza from another Anna Maria
631 FOXWORTH. 4 bedrooms. 3.5 baths. 2.5
car garage. The house is 180 feet side. The canal
frontage is 263 feet. The price is $545,000.
Condominium living is increasing in popu-
larity due to its versatility. Perfect for year
round living or the investor that wishes to
gain rental income. Island Real Estate has
several condos listed for sale that just may be
perfect for you! Drive-by today!
3601 East Bay Drive, Sandy Pointe
229 Lakewood Dr., Wildewood Springs
5808 Gulf Dr., Waters Edge
1171 Edgewater Circle, Perico Bay Club
4204 126th St., Smuggler's Landing
3920 Mariner's Walk, Mariner's Cove
3045 Mariner's Cove Dr., Mariner's Cove
For information on these or any other
property on Anna Maria Island, please call
the experienced professionals at ISLAND
SRetail or Service
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Anna Maria City at Bean Point
810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Island,
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f. living
area. $420,000. Call 778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
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Bay breezes abound from this beautiful 3 bed-
room 2 bath home with a large porch and bay
views. Oak floors, fireplace and modern kitchen
are just a few of the amenities with this home.
Just $200,000. Call today Agnes Tooker 778-
5287. Kathy Granstad 778-4136.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Pat
Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell, Janice Tressler, Prue Maxon-
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FULL MARKS I 12 i 1 5 18 19 010 I 12 113 11 15 111
BY ROBERT H. WOLFE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 18 I19E2o
5 Ohio political
10 Tots' pops
15 Thus: Lat.
18 Historic island
20 Neighbor of
21 Sorbonne, par
23 Baseball's Little
24 Kind of bar
25 Narrow furrow
26 W.W. 11 org.
27 "-- that this
too too solid
30 Paul Scott
novels "The -
31 Staffs anew
32 Met tenor,
33 Allied victory
34 Dotted, as a coat
39 -- torte
41 Player for the
44 Old college, e.g.
45 Syrian chief and
46 -- favor
53 Sleep: Prefix
54 Had not been
58 Food whose
60 Cabinet dept.
61 Cries of surprise
62 Inventory abbr.
64 Column ending
65 Overseas denial
66 Part of overalls
67 Some clinic
68 Skater Babilonia
69 Half of sechs
70 It's often cast,
73 "Repeat the
77 "That's -
80 Make sense
82 Some cards, for
84 West of
85 Breaks, in a way
93 "You know what
94 Space prefix
95 Ethel, to John Jr.
98 Old-time actress
101 1968 Woodward
106 "Mazel -!"
109 Rodeo rope
113 Tiny tantrums
114 Women's org.
115 -- Ababa
3 Michael in
5 Part ofa
7 Formal orders
8 Singer Basil
11 Hunt and Peck
12 Alternative to
13 Puts straight
15 Like some
17 Key of
Symphony No. 7
19 Bosox pitcher
28 Roll up
36 Wyler film of
38 1976 Abba hit
40 Greece's Mount
42 Poster subject
43 Jackson and
46 In sections
48 Lines from
49 Postulate of
52 Financial page
54 Most sapient
55 1949 Doris Day
56 Incubator babies
57 Knocks over
59 It follows a
63 Saudi king
68 United rival
72 African board
74 Oil can, maybe
78 Soviet scientist
79 Gambling haven
83 Actor Jon
86 Skating pioneer
87 Creator of the
88 Tropical trees
used in golf ball
89 Helped brown
90 Light show
92 Sesame seed
97 Outward, to an
99 Up to one's -
101 Hindu epic hero
102 The makings of
103 Rain hard?
104 Wagon add-on
105 Emit coherent
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KEY ROYALE CANAL FRONT HOME -
3BR/2BA in good condition Boal docK. new
seawall cap. sprinkler system on well Move-
in condition $209 900 Mary Ann Schrrmdl or
SHelen White 778-4931 or 778-6956
ONE OF A KIND! 3Bed/2Balh, turnkey
furnished, Gulf views, large screened lanai,
excellent walking beach, lucrative rental
$224.900 John Green Ofc 778-2261 or
DIRECT GULF VIEW & BEAUTIFUL KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home on sailboat
SUNSETS This 2 bedrco.m 2 balh has pool, water and across street from 2nd fairway ol
sauna elevator under unit parking On site Key Royale Golf course. Split bedroom plan,
manager EA.cellent rental $167.000 Call Bill glass enclosed lanai, tile roof, boat dock
Bowman 778-2261 or 778-4619 $279,000 Hal Gillihan. 778-2194.
WALK TO THE BEACH! Remodeled
2BR/2BA home with large caged pool area
Separate two car garage wilh workshop
Musl see' $169 900 Mary Ann Schmidl Of-
fice 778-2261/eves. 778-4931
GULFFRONT HOME! Recently reno-
vated, elevated home, 2BR/2BA, elevator.
garage, family room with lots of storage in
lower level. $285,000 Dick Maher. Office
778-2261 or eves 778-6791.
VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOWS! -
Downstairs corner unit. 2BR/2BA. Berber carpet &
tile, domed kitchen ceiling, fans Entry is glassed
and ling room extended $142.500 MLS#56682
Call Bob or Lu Rhoden eves 778-2692
JUST REDUCED! $117 900 for this 2BR/2BA
home with separate garage, on large lot. Great
Island gel-a-way bungalow Close Io beaches,
fishing pier, restaurants Rose Schnoerr Office
778-2261 or eves 778-7780
Harold came Io Florida from Indiana,
where he was in the LP Gas business He
was a commercial fisherman out of
Cortez for 10 years before entering the
real estate business He specializes in
waterfront property. Call Harold for your
piece of paradise. 792-8628
PERICO BAY CLUB OFFERINGS:
876 Audubon Dr C'SDreO Model
upstairs privacy. Iwo lakes
4,500 706 Estuary "B' Model first floor, carport
3,000 969 Walerside Lane, new paint. view
garage/c:ourtJard/cul de sac
19,900 1105 Edge.,aier Circle. lirst floor.
garage-i'torage Great view
19,900 1255 Spoonbill Landings Circle, turnkey
furnished, popular Antigua Model
2,900 1211 Edgewaler Circle ceramic lile/
mirrors, garage Gorgeous view
9,000 1305 Perico Poinie Circle. furnished.
ceramic lile. garage See Anna Maria Isl if
2,000 1371 Perico Poinle Circle '0" Bldg. I
mirrors. furnished Wrap around view
ERICO BAY CLUB HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
One ofc he area's finest Gated Communities
Fabulous Arrienities' Call Rose Schnoerr 778-7780
Premiere Properties in
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Total Property Management'
Wide variety of line vacation rentals'
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Professional, Personalized Service
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Create the CIVt's only "mini-resort" with investment in these
three duplexes located on West side of Gulf Dr. only 250 ft. from
great beach! Beautifully maintained and excellent potential to
receive additional income. Call Marie Franklin for info and ideas
Owner financing. Asking $650,000. By appt, 778-2259.
DIRECT GULF FRONT! NOW AVAIL-
ABLE THE MONTH OF JANUARY! 3
Bedroom, 3 Bath at $2,000 per month
plus tax and utilities. Call Alice at 778-
0426 or 778-2464.
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
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ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 434-0426 FAX 778-1929
624 Foxworth is one of those "run of the canal"
homes where every room except the dining
room and the three baths face the water. Very
private. Very serene. Very much worth $234,500.
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POOLSIDE CONDO JUST STEPS TO GULF: Two
bedroom, 1.5 bath ground floor unit. Turnkey fur-
nished with light Florida furnishings. Recently up-
dated with new appliances, countertops, ceiling fans
and carpeting. Glassed and screened Florida room
doubles as extra bedroom, dining area or den.
$124,900. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
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MARTINIQUE: Original owner never rented -
two bedroom, two bath condo with Gulf views from
almost every room. Bright and peachy clean with
many updates plus garage. Priced at $165,000.
Please call Carol R. Williams for showing, 778-
0777, 778-1718 after hours.
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REDUCED BAYFRONT CONDO: Watch the sunrise
from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, ground floor corner condo.
Park like setting, steps to pool and tennis, furnished
turnkey. Outstanding value now $123,900. Call Carol
R. Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB
A GREAT VIEW of two lakes from this 1st floor 2
bedroom, 2 bath condo. Guarded gate, pool, ten-
nis, minutes from the beach. $95,900. Please call
Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
PASTEL COLORS WILL WRAP YOU in Southern
Hospitality when you enter this Perico Bay Club unit.
This two bedroom, two bath unit has direct Palma
Sola Bay view, pool, tennis, and security access.
$141,500. Call today to see: Sandy Greiner 778-
2864 eves. or Dick Rowse, 778-2003 eves.
STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN! Upgraded and impres-
sive 3BR/2BA first floor corner unit with unlimited
designer touches. Breathtaking views of natural es-
tuary, wildlife and Palma Sola Bay. Lanai has been
glass enclosed to give this unit f2000 sq. ft. of living
are. One car detached garage with door opener. Top
quality at $204,900. Call Sandy Greiner 778-2864
eves or Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
MOVE IN TODAY to this lowest priced Osprey first
floor unit with water views. Unit is freshly painted
and ready to go. Private complex with 24 hour
security, community pool and tennis and 5 min-
utes from Gulf Beaches ... all for only $89,500.
Call Sandy Greiner, 778-2864 or Dick Rowse,
778-2003 eves., to see today.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS WEEK MLS i-
ISLAND CANAL HOME: I need help!!!
Won't someone give me some TLC. I have 3BR/
2.5BA, 2 car garage, caged pool and dock. I need
a handyman. Reparaturbediirftiges hiibsches
Haus. $164,000. Une propriete qui a besoin de
entretien et reparages.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO: 2Br/2Ba, Nice
green area in front near pool. $99,500.
ISLAND GEM: 2BR/2BA This quality built
home, it features a glass enclosed porch, a work-
shop, nice landscaping, is well maintained and
much more! Home Warranty. $153,000.
BUILDING LOT: Gulf views 50' x 100' build
your Dream Home at the Beach! $59,500.
BUILDING LOT: Grundstiick: Blick auf den
Golf 50' x 100' Fuss bauen Sie Ihr Traumhaus
am Strand. $49,500.
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ELEGANT HOME, ELEGANT LIVING! ...
Very spacious builder's home. Brand new and
charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Fireplace in fam-
ily room. Caged pool overlooking lake!
$289,900. T. Dolly Young; 778-5427 eves.
INVESTMENT POTENTIAL in W. Bradenton.
Mult-units: (3) 2 bedroom units & (1) 3 bed-
room. Plenty of cabinets. Paneling for easy
maintenance. If looking for property with in-
vestment potential, call today! $195,000.
#55841. Carol Heinze; 792-5721 eves.
BAYSHORE GARDENS Neat, clean & ready
to move in! Overlooks pool. 1 bedroom, 1 bath.
Close to shopping, restaurants, banks, bus
line $27,500. #57866. Call Bruce Skorupa; or
Large & cheery
1 BR/1 BA
Pool, clubhouse, dock
Certified Residential Specialist
3BR/3BA. Gulf Views.
Holmes Beach Motel
T. Dolly Young
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
5600 MARINA DR. STE 5
HOLMES BEACH, FL
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER DECEMBER 8 1994 PAGE 29
MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Bames 778-6407.
CHRISTMAS TREES for sale. $24.50 to $28.50. Help
support Elks charities. Elks Lodge #1511,2511 75th St.,
BRUNSWICK POOL TABLE. Full slate. Approx. 10
years old. $500. OBO. 778-1908.
FURNITURE FOR SALE Matching couch & loveseat,
$150 set. 2 wicker-like twin headboards (white), $20
each. 778-0171 before 7 pm.
TWO HUFFY BIKES One girls (20"), $20. One boys
(24") 18 speed, $75. Remote control Fast Track Race
car, $60. All like new. 778-1635.
SOFT SIDE QUEEN waterbed, $250. White-wash pine/
formica table w/leaf seats six and four swivel/rocker
chairs, $300. Top of the line dual VCR, $250. All like
MAKE YOUR COMPUTER multi-media: Internal CD
Rom Drive, video card, sound board and two speakers,
CHERRY DINING TABLE, extension-style. Seats 12
easily, $100. Men's Wilson golf clubs, $200 full set. 778-
RADIAL ARM SAW 10" Sears. Like new. $175. 778-
4084 or 778-6541.
GAME TABLE 36" beautiful inlaid wood. Checkers,
backgammon boards, roulette wheel. $425. 778-4084
5 I PLY THE BEy
TEAM ON TIHE ISLAND
USA SALLY ANN
Mike O. 778-6696
Realty inc. HolmBech,eFL34217
REMODELING SALE Side by side refrigerator (Ice,
water dispenser), electric stove, microwave oven (built
in w/fan), dishwasher, S.S. sink/faucet. All good condi-
tion. Harvest gold color. Reasonable. 747-1651.
90" SOFA and accompanying loveseat (peach floral
pattern), $150. 36" X 54" table, light brown variegated
laminated surface, $30. 778-5331.
ARTIST SUPPLIES & some surprises. Sat., Dec. 10.
9 to 4. 6305 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Watercolors $1,
acrylics $2, drawing paper, pencils & more, inc. old LP's.
GIANT SALE Furniture, dining table w/6 chairs, bikes,
boat & lots of misc. items. Sat., Dec. 10 & Sun., Dec.
11. 9 am to 5 pm. 4001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Dec. 10. 9 am. 723 Holly Dr., Anna
Maria. Bedroom furniture, dishes, clothes, boats, sew-
ing machine, tools, bikes, etc.
ANTIQUES, collectibles from Savannah. Books, records,
brass, iron twin bed headboards. Large women clothes.
New drapes, designer fabrics, teak chairs, small table.
Sat., Dec. 10 & Sun., Dec. 11. 705 N. Bay, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 10. 8 am to 2 pm. Little bit
of everything. 521 77th St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Dec. 10. 9 am to 3 pm. Furniture,
woodcraft, clothes, books, lots of misc. 601 Gulf Dr., S.,
Waterfront 419 Pine Avenue,
Estates REAOR(813) 778-2291
Video Collection MLS EVENINGS 778-2632
... with glimpse of the GULF!
Don't miss this dandelion among roses! Situated
on 1.5 prime lots within steps of Sunset Park, this
choice fixer-upper is a handyman's dream! Each
side offers 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, living room
and shared front deck. There is a detached single
car garage. Seller will finance with 20k down.
HURRY! This one won't last long! ONLY $96,000!
STOP BY FOR YOUR COMPLIMENT
ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS: Barbara A. Sato...778-
Marcella Comett...778-5919 Nancy Gullford...778-2
MULTI-FAMILY Sat., Dec. 10. 8 am to 2 pm. 114 Beach
Ave., Anna Maria. Apple IIE, printer and many house-
TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 10.8 am to ?
Christmas items, collectibles and more. 214 64th St.,
MULTI-FAMILY Sat., Dec. 10. 8 am. 67th St. & Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. Jewelry, swag lamps, new Christening
gown, linens, typewriter, jet pump and much more.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 10. 7:30 am to 3 pm. Furi-
ture, luggage carrier, household goods, queen size bed.
Five families. 103 77th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Dec. 9 & Sat., Dec. 10. 9 am to
2 pm. Household, clothing, jewelry and Christmas items.
302 Iris, Anna Maria.
TWO FAMILY Sat., Dec. 10 & Sun., Dec. 11.7 am to 12
pm. Treadmill, stationary bike, bedspread & accesso-
ries, Hobie Cat sailboat, display decor, Christmas decor
and much more. 314 & 316 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Brand new Advantage 2000 Treadmill,
gun cabinet, Nintendo, bikes, misc. Fri., Dec. 9 & Sat.,
Dec. 10. 8 am. 223 84th St., Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home
with constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
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PO Box 2150
FAX (813) 778-2294
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2217 Gulf Drive ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
DICK Bradenton Beach
Dave Moynihan ................... 778-7976
REALTY INC. Licensed Ed Oliveira ........................... 778-1751
Broker ICK Bill Wagner ......................... 778-5914
* 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
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well maintained
Island home with good central Holmes Beach loca-
tion. Two bedroom, two bath with large garage and
storage area. One block to Gulf beaches. Priced at
$109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
BAYUU HESIUENEI -abulous waterfront home
with Bayou and Canal frontage. Uniquely tropical
setting, spectacular views. Spacious 4BR/4BA
home with open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, and
gourmet kitchen. Pool, large deck and dock sur-
rounded by lush landscaping. A rare offering at
$410,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR direct
Gulf front apartment in small ten unit complex with
quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy
beach and walking distance to shops and restau-
rants. Offered at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
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*ja d Commercial Residential Free Estimates
aLawn Mowing Trimming Edging
lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SefvICe .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
78.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
LOCK & SECURITY
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed* Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria. Longboat
Key. Cortez, West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE -
Painting by Elaine
We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
32-Tear Island Resident
IANNOUCEMT S 09SERVICES coA *.I
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS AMI Community Center.
Class incorporates hand-held weights (1-2 Ib.) with low-
impact movements to burn body fat while toning. Can
participate without weights. Classes are: Tuesday &
Thursday 7:15 8:15 pm, Saturday 9-10 am. Cost for
members; $5 per class, $17/4 classes, $28/8 classes
and $32/12 classes. Non-members; $6 per class, $20
for 4 classes, $30 for 8 classes, $35 for 12 classes. Info
call Geri 779-2129. *No classes Dec. 22, 24 & 27.
1987 MAZDA RX7 46,000 original miles. Automatic,
sun roof, new tires. Immaculate. $5,900. 778-4084 or
1974 VW THING Runs excellent, solid body, good con-
vertible top, etc. Ultimate beach car, good investment.
$2,600 OBO. Eves. 778-2907, or 813-327-5162.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations call 778-1990.
BOAT TRAILER Ezy Load, 5,000 Ib. g.w., tandem axle,
surge brakes, new 10,000 Ib electric power winch, new
bearing and tires. $850. 778-0182.
SAILBOAT Terrific 16' daysailer/racer. Canadian built,
1-4 persons, well constructed, exceptional condition,
fast. Includes basic gear. Very light use. Ready to sail!
$1,199. Optional mariner $250. See Dave Romberger
at 512 71st St., HB. 778-7821 before 12/9 or after 1/3.
BOAT TOWER Good condition. $1,200 OBO. 778-5734.
JET BIKE 93 Sea Doo GTX, 3 seater, 60 hp, SS impel-
ler, galvanized trailer. Asking $5,200. Call weekdays
HE I PWN:TED
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS fur full time retail
positions. Pick up applications at Crowder Brothers
Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
EXPERIENCED WAIT STAFF wanted. Fine dining.
Evenings only. Call for appointment 383-8898.
MATURE BABYSITTER on island. Your home or mine.
Varied hours including evening and weekends for tod-
MOTHER'S HELPER needed for three children part-
time in evenings. Good pay. 778-5734.
WAITRESS breakfast/lunch. Tip of the Island. Apply in
pert n. 204 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & CAFE Looking for experi-
ence breakfast cook. Apply in person at 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach between 12 3.
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST for busy real estate
office on AMI. Must be professional, computer literate
and customer oriented. Call Tom Nelson 778-6066.
PART TIME CLERK/stock person. Able to work nights
and weekends. Apply in person. Pirate Pete's, 2219
Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel. Must be clean,
pleasant, willing to work. Apply in person Mon. Fri., 9
to 1. Bluewater Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Dr., HB.
COMPANION available to help with assisted living,
friendly, understanding and flexible. Shopping, appoint-
ments, driving, day trips, etc. Island Companions. FL
LIC #02432. 778-7686.
AIDE, CNA, LPN OR RN Handicapped lady needs
bright, kind, dependable lady to fill out existing staff.
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Island
references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alterations. No
smoke environment. 778-4680.
THREE MAIDS CLEANING 10 years experience. Re-
liable, reasonable, professionally trained. Homes and
offices. 795-1705 anytime.
CLEANING & MORE I will clean your home or rental
plus...do those jobs you just don't want to tackle. De-
pendable. Ref. available. Lynn 778-5183.
NEED A PICKUP for light moving? Appliances, brush
piles, junk...whatever...odd jobs, carpentry, painting.
Call Eddie O anytime. 778-7369.
FREE ESTIMATES to remove unwanted trash or what-
ever. Don 778-7199.
RELIABLE ISLAND COUPLE will tackle your house-
hold chores, including painting, re-screening or clean-
ing screens, windows & blinds. House cleaning and
gardening. Please call Peter or Barbara. 778-7616.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Brothers Hardware Holmes Beach 778-0999.
CARPETS CLEANED RIGHT! Call Cody, shampoo-
steam, deodorize, living room, dining room & hall, $34.95.
11 years in the business. No hidden prices. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, stucco, tile, pavers &
concrete. In business since 1978. Lic #MC00318. Dave
HOME MAINTENANCE, CARPENTRY & REPAIRS.
Experienced, reliable, small jobs preferred. Don
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meo(culous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to paint-
ing. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island refer-
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $30.
Crowder Brother Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
HANDYMAN No job to small. Experienced in home
repairs. Appliances to yard work. Island areas. Ref.
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 Fi-
berglass for free estimate 753-9621.
1LG/1SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, legal, etc..
Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
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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.
(comer 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 available
March & April 95. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-949-3713.
STEPS TO BEACH Holmes Beach, 3BR/3BA beach
house. Available Dec. & Jan. this season; Nov., Dec.,
Jan. & Feb. next season. Fully equipped includes W/
D. Call 778-4468.
STILL AVAILABLE January 1995. Deluxe beach 2BR/
2BA apt., central H/A, W/D. Call Betty Cole, 779-1213.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX 1/2 blk from beach. $1,200 mo.
Available Nov., Dec., March, April. Call 1-813-681-
9656. Leave message, will return call.
ANNA MARIA Gulf & Bay views. 1 BR, patio, pool, W/
D. Furnished. Season or annual. 211 S Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria. 778-2896.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely fur-
nished interior. Short term. No pets. 778-3143.
3 days/2 nights! $350
On beautiful Anna Maria Island in a prestigious
Gulffront condo. For luxury accommodations, call
Debbie Thrasher, 778-2055 now! The Prudential
EFFICIENCY APT HB, 2 blocks from Gulf. Attractive,
newly remolded, patio and hot tub. Non-smoking.
Avail. Dec. and/or March only. $695 month. 778-7686.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 olovated duplex. Close
to beach and shopping. Completely furnished.
FURNIWHD 2/1 canalfront duplex. Available Dec. 15
t, Jan. 13. 526B South Dr., Anna Maria. $995. No pets.
SEASONAL Available Jan., Feb. & March. Single fam-
ily home in Anna Maria. 3/2, near gulf. $2400/month.
Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
eSASONAL RENTAL 2/2, canalfront. Available Jan.,
Feb. & March. $2400/month. Call Island Real Estate,
AVAILABLE Jan., Feb. & March 2/1 with bayview in
Bradenton Beach. $1700/month. Call Island Real Es-
UPSTAIRS apartment, Seaside Gardens. 1/1, avail-
able Jan. & Feb. $1300/month. Call Island Real Estate.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/1 Living/dining, kitchen
(new stove), refrigerator, ceramic tile & carpet. $600
includes water & trash pickup. 778-1392 or 778-4637.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2/1.5 townhouse apartment on
canal, hardwood floors & great view, $750 month. Ef-
ficiency, sparkling, everything new, $400 month. 1BR,
beautiful tile floors, new appliances, $550 month. Gulf
Bay Realty of Anna Maria. 778-7244.
SAVE $$$ Extra nice 3.2 home on Bimini Bay. Beau-
tiful lanai, sun deck, fully equipped. $2200 month. 813-
WANTED TO RENT Retired couple needs beach
condo March '95. References available. 778-2003 or
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT Bradenton Beach annual.
Semi-furnished. All utilities included. $125 week plus
security. Steps to beach. 778-7199.
LONGBOAT KEY canalfront. 2BR home, walk to
beach, small pet ok. Dec. 15 30, $750. Jan. Apr.
$1500 month. 778-3868.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1 & 2 BR units still available for
'95. Fully furnished. All utilities except LD calls. Old
Florida Realty Co. 778-3377.
ARTIST STUDIO/OFFICE SPACE 450 sq. ft. 2nd floor,
Holmes Beach. $225 month. 779-1118.
SEASONAL Start Jan. 2/2, complete, close to every-
thing (bank, grocery, restaurants). 3 minute walk to
beach. 800-977-0803 or 778-4523.
BAYFRONT 2/1 w/porch. 50' seawall and 1BR mother-
in-law apt. and garage. $175,000. 778-7980.
EXTRA LARGE 52 X 145 lot in Anna Maria. Great fam-
ily area. $79,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for details.
CANAL FRONT 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 separate en-
trances make this property unique! $147,500. Call Ri-
chard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $234,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
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.
BOATERS! Fabulous Anna Maria canalfront lot with
Tampa Bay access. One of the few left! Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA RESIDENTIAL lot for sale. 744 Jacar-
anda. 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 Gulf. Get ready for
breathtaking sunsets from either unit. This stilted du-
plex come with A/C, huge storage rooms, extra closets,
covered parking, automatic sprinkler systems, security
and garden lighting. Yard has been professionally land-
scaped. By owner for only $179,800.778-1516.
REAL ESTATE WANTED Private party, cash buyer,
quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes Beach area.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Top of the line! 2 large BR/
2.5BA. Beautifully decorated (never rented), pool view,
2 blocks from beach, includes all appliances. $179,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB bayfront condo. 2/2, enclosed
garage and all amenities. $139,500. Call Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate 778-6066.
OPEN SUNDAY 315 58th St., Apt. B., Holmes Beach.
Completely redecorated condo. 2/1, oversize garage,
washer/dryer. $72,900. 798-3981.
BY OWNER Charming 2/1.5 cottage in historic Cortez
village. Quiet street, nice oaks. Great winter rental.
PERICO BAY CLUB just listed 2/2 unit w/panoramic
bayview, garage and many upgrades. $139,500. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
TIP OF THE ISLAND beach style 3/3 home, perfect for
income potential or a second home hide-away! Gulf
views & beach access. $197,500. Call Richard Free-
men at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ESTABLISHED Island business for sale. Long-term
lease, great location. Serious/qualified buyers only.
$77,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate,
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES with this successful island
business for sale. 149' frontage on Marina Drive. Busi-
ness only with long-term lease. $297,000. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FOUR-PLEX steps to the beach. $225,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BAYFRONT HOME 3BR, fireplace, fabulous views of
Skyway bridge. Owner financing. $350,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE stilted town house. This pro-
fessionally decorated 1,800 sq. ft. unit is on 2 years old,
offers A/C, 2 master suites, an oversize lanai, 3 balco-
nies and a huge ground level deck. Must see to appre-
ciate customized interior and pool side, premium, loca-
tion. Lower level is enclosed garage with work room
and storage cabinets. Location provides an easy, short
walk to the beach. Asking $169,000. Call Chuck Coury
at 1-800-806-8064. 9 am to 5 pm, Mon thru Fri.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Gulf view, large 2BR/2.5,
huge closets, decorator wall unit, four decks, commu-
nity pool, appliances included, plenty of storage, double
garage, brick drive. $172,000. 778-4065.
RUNAWAY BAY 2/2, direct bayfront, furnished, great
value. $115,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan at Island Real
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