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HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL FROM THE BEST NEWSPAPER) ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


ISLANDER


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THE MANY FACES OF AN ISLAND CHRISTMAS



And a child I.N ,4 '" ...
shall lead -
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Nine-year-old Genna
Douglas looks to
Heaven as she prays
during the children's
Christmas pageant,
sponsored by Roser
Memorial Community
Church last weekend.
As you enjoy more
photos of the pageant
which appear in this
issue, the staff of The '
Islander Bystander U,4 '
extends its wish that
every Islander will
have a merry Christ-
mas and a happy and ;
prosperous New Year.
Islander Photo: Mark
Ratliff -


Ornamental children
The little faces you see here from the School for Constructive Play became Christmas ornaments by first having
their pictures taken standing behind a Santa cutout. The photographs were given to the children, who cut them
out, put a loop of string through the top and voila! Christmas tree ornaments. Left to right, the three-year-
olds are: Samuel Hooker, Noelani Carver, Craig DiBert and Zak Barlow. Photos courtesy Maria Richards.


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Drainage

improvements

near $2 million
By Paul Roat
Preliminary cost estimates are in to improve the
drainage on the Island, as provided by the Southwest
Florida Water Management District.
Swiftmud's estimates: $856,000 to $1,839,500 to
improve drainage at 14 locations on Anna Maria Island.
The preliminary figures are presented in a draft
report. Final cost estimates will be ready in about two
months. Funding sources for the drainage work have
not been identified.
"This is the first step in the process to engineer the
stormwater removal needs of the entire Island," Anna
Maria Public Works Director Bill Zimmerman said. "The
report does not say what must be done, but it does iden-
tify problems and makes suggestions to solve them."
The wide range in costs depends on which drain-
age solution is selected and to what degree of improve-
ment local officials want. For example, improving
drainage at the Manatee Public Beach includes six op-
tions, ranging in cost from $215,000 to $1,500, but the
difference in improved drainage between the high and
low figures is an 8- to 10-inch drainage improvement
for the most expensive option versus a 1- to 3-inch
drainage improvement for the least expensive version.
In at least one instance, state money will be used to
fund the improvements. The Gulf Drive-Cortez Road in-
tersection has been identified as a serious problem by the
Florida Department of Transportation and will receive
state funding assistance in the 1995-96 fiscal years.
Although the costs and degree of construction sophis-
tication vary, some of the improvements suggested are
basic and could be done by residents. In the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach drainage improvements, for example, the $1,500
expense is to clear and re-grade about 180-feet of ditch
running adjacent to St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Funding costs per city include:
Anna Maria, $383,000-$911,000; Bradenton
Beach, $137,500-$148,500; Holmes Beach, $335,500-
$780,000.
The drainage "hot spots" and the cost options for
each improvement are listed below.

Anna Maria City
1. Jacaranda, Alamanda, Rose, Iris, Fern, Gladiolus,
North Bay Blvd. Basin
$295,000-$329,000 using pipe for drainage
$179,000 using swale for drainage
2. North Shore/North Bay Blvd. Basin
$82,000-$ 100,000 using pipe for drainage
$66,000 using swales for drainage
3. Crescent-Lakeview Basin
$33,000 using pipes for drainage
$13,000 using swales for drainage
PLEASE SEE DRAINAGE, PAGE 2


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................. ... 7
Holiday photos ...................................... 14-15
Crossword puzzle....................................... 18
Parasail Santa............................................ 20
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 23
Adventure dives ......................................... 24
Streetlife ..................................................... 30
Business briefs .............................. ......... 31
Anna Maria tides....................................... 33
Real estate.................................................... 34


DECEMBER 22, 1994







Bj1 PAGE 2 K DECEMBER 22, 1994 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Now everyoi

By Mark Ratliff
and Kristy Hatfield
Islander Staff
Here's a test of your unsolved mysteries IQ:
In what ways are Elvis and the Phantom Oinker
of the Palma Sola Causeway alike? In what ways
are they different?
The answer is, they're alike in that both
Elvis and the pig keep being seen by people, but
they differ in that the pig hasn't been spotted in
a 7-11 store.
But don't rule out the 7-11 or the local
Circle K just yet. According to witnesses who
saw the pig last week, the animal seems to enjoy
snack foods, therefore it's reasonable to think it
could show up at a convenience store looking for
goodies (kind of like newspaper reporters in that
sense.)
What started out a couple of weeks ago as a
case of, "Oh yeah, right you saw a pig on the
causeway," could very well become a game of
one-upsmanship, with Islanders at cocktail par-
ties saying things like: "What? Do really mean
to tell me you haven't seen the pig? Really,
you're such a boar!"
Seriously though, so many people have now
seen the pig that its existence is no longer ques-
tioned. In fact, about the only thing most people
are interested in is the animal's well-being. Al-
most all of the people who called The Islander
Bystander last week wondered what would be-
come of the pig and were worried that its habit
of hanging around near the roadway could be ,
harmful.
Several people who called reported either
seeing or hearing about a man, supposedly a
farmer, who was trying to catch the pig and take -
it back to his property east of Bradenton. Some
said the animal appeared to be injured or not in the best
of health. Some thought the pig appeared to be okay.
But all of the callers shared a common fascination
with having seen the increasingly famous animal.
"I thought I was crazy, then I saw your article,"
said Karl Hanson of her first sighting. "I saw it on Dec.
13. It was just the weirdest thing. I thought it might be
somebody's pet that got away. He didn't seem to be
scared of cars or anything -he was only 15 or 20 feet
off the road."
Hanson says she saw the pig again on Dec. 16 in
the early morning.
"It was really hairy, it's small, and it's bright
brownish-red, kind if like a cinnamon color," Hanson
described the animal. "It was digging around in the dirt
like it was looking for food or something."
Hanson was among a number of pig witnesses who


ne is seeing the mystery pig
seemed weak. I talked to it a while and coaxed
; ': .ito w over. It kept coming back and then it laid
(^ /down."


saw an as-yet-unidentified man (another mystery?)
who appeared to be interested in the animal.
"There was a man with a white pickup truck, and
he was down in the bushes right near there (across from
Zoomerz) I'm assuming he saw the pig, too."
Since last Friday, Hanson hasn't seen the intrigu-
ing porker.
"I looked today," Hanson said Saturday, "and I
didn't see him."
Rosemary Schulte has seen the pig twice, once in
the morning and again in the afternoon of Dec. 16. She
says she was driving along when something unusual
caught her eye on the north side of Manatee Avenue
across from Flamingo Cay.
"I turned my car around and went back," Schulte
said. "I didn't get out of the car, but I just sort of talked
to it through the window. It was wounded and it


Island-wide drainage improvement

cost estimates nearly $2 million


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
4. Spring/Magnolia Avenue cross-ditch basin
$10,000 to only replace cross-drains
$40,000 to enlarge the stormwater runoff capacity
$100,000 to create new swales and drains
5. South Drive/South Bay Blvd. Basin
$25,000-$45,000 for drainage to the canals us-
ing either a cross drain or swales and re-grading the
road
6. Willow Street basin
$11,000-$11,500 for drain and ditch replace-
ment and improvement
$20,000 for new drain outfalls via Hardin Street
$22,000 for new drain outfalls via North Shore
$53,000-$53,500 for combination of all elements
7. Island Baptist Church Basin
$285,000 for new storm drain outfalls at 81-83
Streets
$79,000 for road cuts into canals

Bradenton Beach
1. Avenue B-Avenue C-Gulf Drive Basin
$10,000 to replace drains
$21,000 to modify outfall to 22nd Street
$15,000 to construct new storm drain
2. Cortez Road/Gulf Drive Intersection


$124,000 for drains and detention pond
3. Fourth Street/Bay Drive Intersection
$3,500 for new storm drain

Holmes Beach
1. 74th Street Basin
$210,000 for new storm drain outfalls
2. Central Holmes Beach Basin
$72,000-$64,000 for improvements
3. Haverkos Court Basin
$80,000 for drain replacement
$58,000 for new drain outfalls
$145,000 for new drain outfalls and road re-
grading
$203,000 for new drain outfalls and extensive
road re-grading
$283,000 for drain replacement, new drain
outfalls and extensive road re-grading
4. Manatee County Beach Basin
$80,000-$180,000 for drainage ditch construc-
tion, four-acre detention area
$27,000 for new outfalls
$4,000 for creation of additional storm drain
$1,500-$3,500 for ditch enlargement
$75,000 for extensive ditch enlargement
$113,000-$215,000 for combination of other el-
ements


Schulte, like some other witnesses,
thought the pig might be hungry, so she gave
it a handout.
"I live nearby, so I went home and got
it some crackers," Schulte said. "I threw the
crackers to it, and it was eating every cracker
it could find."
Schulte says she called a wildlife rescue
service and told them about the pig, but they said
it was a matter for police and that they would
notify the proper authorities. A spokesman for
the Bradenton Police Department said he had
heard a mention of the pig last week on the po-
lice radio frequencies, but that his department
had no official reports of any action being taken
in connection with the incident. The Manatee
County Sheriff's Office, which has jurisdiction
over the north side of Manatee Avenue on the
causeway, said as of press time it also knew noth-
ing of the animal.
Schulte says that she talked to a man on
the causeway who told her he has a pig farm and
that a policeman had told him he could take the
pig to his farm if he could catch it
"He said he was going to try and cap-
ture it," Schulte said. "He said he had a large
trap, and he said the pig won't even know he's
in a cage. He said he was going to put what is
called 'sour corn' into the trap, and that no pig
tf could resist sour corn."
Schulte said that according to the man,
the animal was young, perhaps eight weeks
old, and just weaned. The man also passed on
some worrisome observations.
"He said he thought it had been hit by
a car, because the hide had been torn on one side,"
Schulte said. She asked the man if there were more
wild pigs in the bush, and she reports he said, "Oh yeah,
it's probably part of a litter."
"It's quite a big piece of undeveloped land,"
Schulte said, "so I imagine there could be plenty of
other wild things back there."
Another member of the "Saw It Twice Club" is
Kimberly Charles, who saw the pig on Dec. 16 in the
late morning, then again in the early afternoon, also
near Flamingo Cay. She said it spoke to her. It said,
"oink, oink" before it ran into the mangroves.
"It's been around people," Charles said, "because
it seems kind of inquisitive when it looks at you."
Charles was among those who expressed concern
about the pig's health.
"It looked like it was getting a little thin," Charles
said. "And someone else who had stopped said it had
been nicked by a car. I hope it doesn't end up getting
killed by a car."
Charles also reported talking to a person who was
trying to catch the animal.
"Somebody was setting up a cage (on Dec. 17). I
don't know who it was, but they said they were going
to take the pig to a farm."
While they mystery of the Phantom Oinker of the
Palma Sola Causeway remains unsolved (and even more
intriguing since the animal hasn't been seen since Satur-
day), here's another one and even closer to home.
Tena Roberts, who lives on the large canal/bayou
not far from St. Bernard Catholic Church, told The Is-
lander Bystander she saw a dead pig pulled from the
water Dec. 7.
"I had seen it out there earlier, but I couldn't make
out what it was," Roberts said. "Some men were in a
boat, and they had it attached to the boat. They tied it
up to a post across from my house. I went to the end of
my dock and called to my neighbor and said, 'What is
it?' And he said, 'It's a pig."'
After tying the pig to the pole, the men put the boat
away, came back on land and then took the animal
away. Roberts said the men were obviously from some
authority and were in uniform.
"It looked like it was a pretty big pig," Roberts
said, further describing it as being, "black and brown,
with a lot of hair on it."
"I've been living here 30 years," Roberts said, "and
they've pulled up everything out there from coons to
dogs to cats and everything else, but this is the first
pig."


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 22, 1994 A PAGE 3 j1j


Bazzy lawsuit to be decided by Dec. 30


By Paul Roat
Circuit Court Judge Scott Brownell has told The
Islander Bystander he expects to reach a decision on
the lawsuit pitting Bradenton Beach against marina
owner Allan Bazzy by the end of the year perhaps
even by the end of this week.
Bazzy, owner of the Bradenton Beach Marina lo-
cated south of the Cortez Bridge, sued the city council
when he was denied a request to rezone six residential
lots he owns adjacent to the marina.
Bazzy has also sued the city for what he calls en-
croachments onto his property by the city police station
and sanitation garage, as well as filing suit against the
"Bradenton Beach 18" two council members and 16
citizens for what he termed a "conspiracy" against
him to expand the marina. No dates for those hearings
have yet been set.


John Harlee, an attorney representing Bazzy, and
City Attorney Alan Prather gave oral arguments in the
rezoning case before Brownell last Wednesday.
Harlee argued there were several essential argu-
ments to support the judge reversing the city's decision
and allow the rezoning:
The city did not provide substantial evidence to
support the rezoning denial,
The 1993 Florida Supreme Court has ruled that
rezonings such as that requested by the Bradenton
Beach Marina require the process to be "quasi-judicial"
- similar to a court proceeding, with witnesses sworn,
examination and cross-examination provided, and no
information provided outside the hearings. Harlee said
the two no votes on the rezoning cast by Council-
men Bill Campbell and Jim Kissick "relied not on
the record but by ex parte communication to make up


Planting a seed
A door to the financial stability of the Anna Maria Island Community Center has been opened with a $25,000
donation from Charles and JoAnn Lester of Holmes Beach. Center Director Pierrette Kelly, left, accepts the contri-
bution for the establishment of the Community Center Endowment Trust, an income-producing fund separate from
the Center's annual operating monies. Mr. Lester, chairman of the trust, urges others "to step forward to help
create a firm foundation for the future of our Island children." Photo courtesy of Cynthia Finn.


their minds. The evidence in the record supports Allan
Bazzy, and the two members who voted against the
rezoning did so solely due to public pressure."
City Planner Bill Brisson, under cross-examina-
tion by Bazzy's attorneys during the public hearings
last August, "admitted the Allan Bazzy [rezoning pe-
tition] was consistent with all of the ordinances.of the
city and the comprehensive plan," Harlee said.
Prather said there was sufficient evidence in the
record to support the two no votes. He said the city's
comprehensive plan states the "integrity and quality of
life be maintained in existing neighborhoods" as well
as "existing residential uses shall be protected from
encroachment of incompatible commercial activities."
Bazzy's proposal to expand his marina operation
onto six residentially zoned lots was inconsistent with
those guidelines within the comprehensive plan,
Prather said.
In addition, Prather said, Campbell read sections
from the comprehensive plan that said there was suf-
ficient commercially zoned land in Bradenton Beach
and no need for more.
As to the charges of ex parte communication by
council members, Prather said "you can't live in a
vacuum" in a city the size of Bradenton Beach.
The whole process began earlier this year when
Bazzy requested permission to rezone the six lots to
allow him to expand the marina by building a boat stor-
age shed on the lots. His request was denied by the city
council on Aug. 23, 1994.




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A-1 density OK slated for

Jan. 3 Holmes Beach

meeting


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Com-
mission is poised to make a recommen-
dation on the A-1 district density issue
at its next meeting Jan. 3.
In September hoteliers in the dis-
trict asked the commission for an in-
crease from 10 units per acre to 28.
They argued that visitors are staying
for shorter periods of time and no
longer need the large suites that make
up many of the Island's older motels.
The younger, more affluent visitors
also expect more amenities and higher
quality facilities, but upgrades are lim-
ited to 10 units per acre.
A density of 28 units per acre would
result in an increase from 171 to 205
rooms, hoteliers maintained, and of the
34 additional rooms, only eight would be
new construction. All other changes
would be internal dividing large suites
into two rooms and the infrastructure
is already in place. Any construction
would be governed by land development
regulations concerning land coverage,
parking spaces, height, etc.
Both Planning Commission Chair-
man Gabe Simches and Commissioner
Mike Faarup said they felt it was not an
issue of density but of intensity.
"I don't consider the request from
the hoteliers to be unreasonable or to be
some kind of beginning march to 500
unit motels or to harm the residential
aspects of that area," maintained
Simches. "My concern is for those
eight motels and my interest would be


to limit it to those eight,"
Faarup added, "I talked to three or
four people at the DCA (state Depart-
ment of Community Affairs) they all
concluded that the issue was not a den-
sity issue but intensity."
Also at the Jan. 3 meeting, the board
will finalize definitions in the city's land
development code concerning the A-1
district. The council asked the board to
review the definitions as the result of
discussions a year ago over whether a
motel unit should be defined as a dwell-
ing unit for the purpose of density.
Several months ago the commission
developed definitions and sent them to
the attorney for review. Faarup submit-
ted new definitions he developed in
which hotel, motel and bed and break-
fast are defined as commercial busi-
nesses and resort condominiums and
resort dwellings are defined as residen-
tial family dwelling units.
Faarup explained, "I made the dis-
tinction between hotels, motels and bed
and breakfasts and resort condominiums
and resort dwellings. The resort condo-
miniums and resort dwellings are resi-
dences and must abide by the 10 units
per acre; the others don't."
Faarup said the commission should
then cap the motels in the district at 28
units per acre.
In other business, the board recom-
mended a rezone from R-4 to C-1 for
Maureen Dowd's property at 6101 Ma-
rina Dr. and denied a rezone request
from John Rekkas, Lots 1 through 4,
Block 20, Casanas Subdivision.


Fire district to hire two firefighters
The Anna Maria Fire Commis- trict. Fire Chief Andy Price said the
sion agreed last week to hire two move will give the district two full-
full-time firefighters instead of re- time personnel 24 hours per day at
placing Battalion Captain Tony Station 1 in Holmes Beach and two
Bailey who recently became the first personnel from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
paid fire chief of the Parish Fire Dis- Station 2 in Cortez.



Deadlocked commission to

discuss charter amendment


Anna Maria Commissioners
agreed to leave filling the vacant seat
on the commission to the voters in the
February election.
The vacancy was created by the
resignation of Mayor Ray Simches. As
vice mayor, Max Znika was appointed
to fulfill Simches unexpired term and
resigned his commission seat to run for
mayor in February.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney
stated that she felt the commission
would deadlock on the issue, and with
a lack of pressing matters on the docket
now and until the election, she saw no
urgency in filling the appointment.
Commissioner Chuck Shumard agreed
with McChesney.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe com-
mented that although the charter states,
"'we shall appoint,' I will go along
with the wishes of the other commis-
sioners."
The appointment was tabled.
A proposal for a charter amend-
ment on the February ballot was sub-
mitted by commission candidate Mark
Ratliff who said his proposed amend-
ment would set up a time table for fill-


ing the vacancy.
City Clerk Peg Nelson and Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe expressed con-
cern about holding the two readings
with proper public notice in time to get
the item on the ballot.
Commissioners agreed to discuss
the proposal at the Dec. 20 meeting.
In other business, Public Works Di-
rector Bill Zimmerman told council he
is working on the most efficient way to
remove Australian pines in the city's
rights of way. Zimmerman said he re-
ceived a letter from the Florida League
of Cities, the city's insurance carrier,
expressing concerns about injury and
property damage if the trees or branches
topple.
Resident Bill Worth said the Town
of Longboat Key is paying an average of
$130 per tree to remove Australian pines
from itsevacuation route.
Znika said the city has 11 pines in
the right of ways that are large enough
to block traffic if they fall.
Shumard said he is not concerned
about the trees because he believes the
only pines the city has lost in the 17
years he's been here were at the beach.


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No city expansion into

nearshore waters for

Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach won't be growing
any time soon.
City council members have agreed
the extension of the city limits into the
Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Pass and
Anna Maria Sound requires more study.
A request to the Florida Legislative del-
egation won't be made at this time, ef-
fectively killing the boundary expansion
for at least a year.
Extending the city boundaries to
include nearshore waters would have al-
lowed better enforcement of laws on
derelict vessels and personal watercraft,
or Jet-skis.
The city limit expansion appeared a
sure thing until Police Chief Jack
Maloney told council members he had
concerns about enforcement and liabil-
ity if the boundaries of the municipality
were extended.
Maloney said more than $15,000 a
year would be required for a Bradenton
Beach police boat to enforce the laws on
the water. The money would be used for
training, insurance and overtime for the
marine-oriented city police officers.
Councilman Jim Kissick, author of
the boundary extension proposal, was
adamant in his support of the proposal.
"This will give us control offshore,"


Kissick said. He advocated photo-
graphing possible offenders for tickets
rather than having officers stationed in
boats offshore, although he said a ma-
rine police officer was an inevitable
event for the city.
"We can find 50 million reasons
for not doing something," Kissick said,
"but that's not what we were put here
to do. Nobody needs to buy a boat -
I'm told all it takes [to enforce such a
law] is a camera and a long lens."
"Unfortunately, a lot of times photos
don't work," Maloney countered, adding
that often the boat's owner is not the op-
erator of the vessel during any improper
action and proving in court who was op-
erating the vessel would be critical for the
city's legal challenges.
Vice Mayor Herb Dolan said he
would prefer having sheriff's deputies
patrol the Bradenton Beach nearshore
waters on weekends and holidays.
Councilman Bill Campbell said a
no-wake zone is being considered by
Holmes Beach and suggested waiting
to see how the proposed law works in
that city.
"I don't think we're ready to do
this. I think it needs more work," Coun-
cilman Dick Suhre said.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After interviewing four groups, the
Holmes Beach Council selected Clark,
Roumelis and Associates, Inc. (CRA) to
provide planning, administration and
engineering services for its Florida
Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) application.
Other groups interviewed included
Richard Fawley Architects, Inc.; Wil-
son, Miller, Barton and Peek, Inc.; and
MEA Engineers, Inc.
The council was impressed by the
track record of CRA in obtaining
CDBGs and the facts that the firm had
all services in-house and the firm pro-
vided the same services for the City of
Bradenton Beach for its CDBG for the
revitalization of Bridge Street.
Bud Clark of CRA told council,
"We go to small towns, sit down with
council and staff people and try to find
out what they want to do and where to
find the grants to do it. We take the
project from A to Z."
The firm's director of engineering
said his department would schedule the
work, provide a cost analysis and work
plan, bid the work, supervise construc-
tion and certify completion.
Debbie Roumelis said the city has
three possibilities for the CDBG -
housing rehabilitation, neighborhood
revitalization or commercial revitaliza-
tion. The council has indicated that its
primary interest is in neighborhood re-
vitalization which includes water, waste
water, household hook-ups and streets
and/or drainage in residential areas.
"We will come in and evaluate what
your needs are with you and help you
decide if it's a fundable project or not,"
she said. "We do everything except sign
the checks and balance the checkbook."
Clark told council last year the firm


obtained funding for all 21 CDBG
projects it applied for and that repre-
sented 48 percent of the state-wide al-
location. He said the firm's fees come
out of the grant funds and the state re-
quires 15 percent for housing rehabili-
tation and eight percent for neighbor-
hood or commercial revitalization.
"If we do it for you, you'll get the
grant," he concluded.
Following the interviews, council
ranked and discussed the applicants.
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen
Reichard said she was impressed that
CRA offered a complete package of
services and had Island experience in
the Bradenton Beach project.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said
it was the only firm to take the time to
travel to Homes Beach prior to the in-
terviews and find out what the city
wanted.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said
CRA came to the city four times.
However Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore held out for Wilson, Miller,
Barton and Peek, Inc., a team of three
firms that planned, administered and
engineered the grant for the revitaliza-
tion of downtown Sarasota.
"I liked the Wilson group for their
team approach," she said. "They're all lo-
cal, they have local experience, they work
together as a team, it's a fairly young
group, they have a positive attitude and
they know where there's other grants
available to complement this grant."
Councilman Luke Courtney said
CRA impressed him with its ability to
obtain GDBG grants and the other
team impressed him with its knowl-
edge of other grants available.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer said she
liked CRA's work in Bradenton Beach.
Whitmore was the lone dissenter in
the vote to award the project to CRA.


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SR 789 a two-way street
Longboat Key commissioners may not be aware of
the fact that citizens and businesses alike do not need
their consent or approval to traverse the streets.
We "commoners" obey the rules of the road with-
out committing crimes (such as driving a stolen ve-
hicle) and away we go. Up and down the road, stopping
as we please along the way, without impeding traffic
flow of course.
But the town's commissioners are under the mis-
guided impression they can prevent a commercial trolley
service from stopping for passengers on Longboat Key.
Unbelievably pretentious, aren't they?
What comes to mind in this holiday season is
Scrooge.
The honorable Commissioner Scrooge.
The trolley works like this. The trolley's "bill-
board" advertisers, resorts and condominium associa-
tions pay a monthly fee for "stops" and the fee includes
free tokens for patrons or residents.
The trolley from Anna Maria, which begins service
on Jan. 3, will connect with service on St. Armands Circle
just south of Longboat, to the Siesta Key trolley run.
It probably won't run late enough to catch dinner
on the circle and get back to Anna Maria unless you're
an "early bird," but what a great concept. It will run
four times a day from the north end of Anna Maria to
St. Armands.
We look forward to our first ride, and a stop on
Longboat Key.
Sorry Scrooge, but even Ebenezer saw the shame
in his stingy, selfish, self-centered ways in time for a
merry Christmas.

'Tis the season
I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus.
I saw Elvis kissing Santa Claus.
Islander cartoonist Jack Egan claims he saw Elvis
walking the pig on the beach and he (the pig) was
sporting antlers and a red nose.
The "phantom pig" of Palma Sola Causeway has
injected a shot of welcome comedic relief to the staff
of the newspaper, camaraderie among the spotters, and
presents a challenge to Islanders to get just a glimpse
of him.
Reports by Islanders put the pig in Holmes Beach
on 55th Street and again at the elementary school.
How's he getting back and forth across the bridge
at Manatee Avenue?
On Santa's sleigh of course.
We hope your holiday is a happy one.




DECEMBER 22, 1994 VOLUME THREE, NUMBER 5
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Island Chamber says thanks
As another year draws to a close, we reflect upon
ourselves, family, friends and special memories. It is a
real pleasure at this holiday time to say "thank you" for
your continued interest and support.
Wishing you and your loved ones happiness, good
health and prosperity as we enter into a new year.
The Board of Officers and Directors
Volunteer Staff
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce ..

Kudos to shopping center
for family night
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Island
Shopping Center's Holiday Open House a big success.
The business owners and their personnel, the deco-
rating committee, the Manatee High School Chamber
Orchestra, and Santa all contributed to the festivities.
The wonderful family atmosphere of this Island
was evident that night.
Mercedes Thornburg,
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island

SAM needs donations for
mega-bridge fight
A contribution to Save Anna Maria, Inc. (SAM)
from the citizens of the three Island communities is
nothing more or less than an investment in their own
futures and the future of the Island.
Without this financial support we will all have to
live in the shadow of a monstrous new bridge.
Please send tax-deductible donations to: Save Anna
Maria, Inc., P. O. Box 906, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Melody Kramer, President, SAM
Kudos
It was a wonderful surprise to receive a copy of
your September 15, Islander Bystander featuring the
article about my friend and former partner Ellen
Marshall and The Anna Maria Key News. Both deserve
a place in history. CONGRATULATIONS.
As writer, editor, publisher and owner, Ellen Marshall
was a force to be recognized. What she did certainly took
guts. Thank you for bringing back the memories.


Special thanks for the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island for the mural depicting an early copy of The
Anna Maria Key News. It would be worth a trip.back
to Florida just to see it.
Harriett Williams Blair, Blairsville, Georgia
Holiday poetry
Enclosed for your consideration, I am submitting
an original Christmas poem that I wrote. I hope you
will find it suitable for publication.
Incidentally, during Christmas '94, you were kind
enough to publish my po.n entitled, "I Just Can't Wait
'Til Christmas." Thank you very much.

"It's Christmas Time Again"
It's Christmas time again
Its magic is everywhere,
Mangers, Santas and trimmings abound
Music and fragrances fill the air.

In a well-known far off land
In celebration we recall,
In a lowly hay-filled manger
Lay the reason for it all!
Happy Birthday Jesus.
Helen Knoedl, Anna Maria City
Resident raves over firefighters
As a resident of Cortez, I am writing to express my
thanks to the firefighters who responded to the struc-
ture fire in the village on Dec. 9, early in the morning.
I am hopeful that people are aware that fire fight-
ing involves more than just applying water to extin-
guish a blaze. Distance to water supply, proximity of
adjacent homes, overhead power lines, wind direction,
magnitude of fuel supply, and possible use of
accelerants, all contributed to the challenging condi-
tions that firefighters faced that morning.
I was also impressed to see neighbors work together,
and assist however they could in minimizing damage to
nearby property. This should underscore the value of func-
tional smoke alarms, and the need for family fire drills.
Hopefully, all of us will continue to support our
volunteer fire district. Thanks for a job well done.
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Part 6, The War of 1898
by June Alder


Troops march along Tampa's Franklin Street in the wartime summer of 1898.


HERE COME THE

ROUGH RIDERS


By mid-May 1898 some 25,000
troops outnumbering Tampa's civil-
ian population better than two to one -
were encamped all the way from Port
Tampa to beyond Ybor City. The men
sweltered in their tent camps with noth-
ing much to do but march up and down
all day and raise hell in the saloons and
brothels at night.
At last, the Rough Riders arrived,
chanting as they marched:
Rough, tough we're the stuff
We want to fight and can't get
enough.
Now everyone was sure the Cuba-
bound expeditionary force soon would
be shoving off.
Curiosity-seekers poured in the
weekend of June 4 to gawk at the com-
pany of Arizona cowpunchers and East-
ern college boys in their sombreros, put-
tees and polka-dot neckerchiefs with
their 39-year-old leader, erstwhile As-
sistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore
Roosevelt, famed for his shiny round
eyeglasses and buck teeth.
Young Mabel Williams, fiancee of
navy reservist Will Bean of Anna Maria
Island, worked at the post office in Port
Tampa, where a motley array of steam-
ers were feverishly being transformed
into troop ships.
She recalled 40 years later: "The il-
lustrious Teddy came to our post office
every day for a while. I remember how
thrilled I was when my father introduced
me to him and I gave him change for his
gold piece. He always carried gold."
On Monday, June 6; a grand drill of
Rough Riders and other cavalry units was


Tampa, Port Tampa, West Tampa and
Ybor City in 1898.


staged on the pine flats north of the
Tampa Bay Hotel. It was a spectacular
sight. For an hour or more 2,000 riders
galloped back and forth through the spin-
dly trees, the flamboyant Rough Riders
brandishing Cuban machetes instead of
regulation sabers. Finally, in response to
a barked command, the regiments formed
a shoulder-to-shoulder file.
"There will be few such chances
again," famed war correspondent Rich-
ard Harding Davis wrote, "to see a bri-
gade of cavalry advancing through a for-
est of palms in a line two miles long."
But later that morning came a
shocking revelation: only two-thirds of
the assembled troops would leave for
Cuba. An army miscalculation was to
blame. The motley array of re-fitted
freighters, coal ships and some vener-
able passenger vessels could only ac-
commodate 16,000 men.
What's more, only the officers
would be able to take their horses with
them. This was a terrible blow to the
proud cavalry troopers.
"They surely took the starch out of
our boys," one disgusted Rough Rider
sergeant commented.
The Anna Maria Island soldier
boys also were affected.
St. Clair Jones, son of Island pio-
neer John R. Jones, was to see action in
the Second Georgia regiment, while his
17-year-old brother Francis would
view the war from the deck of Com-
manding General William Shafter's
flagship where he was a cabin boy. But
elder brother Johnny, originally in the
Tampa Rifles ("the Fighting Sixth")
with other Manatee boys, ended up in
St. Augustine for the duration. Whether
Will and Hal Bean, sons of Anna
Maria's George Bean, stepped ashore
on Cuba isn't on record.
But the "lucky 16,000" who
boarded their ships on June 8 weren't
so lucky after all. The crowded decks
and dank holds would be their home for
two miserable weeks. One week was
spent idling on the steaming waters of
Tampa Bay. In a classic snafu, the ar-
mada didn't set sail until June 14.

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Fishing trip 1 SAM kicks off fundraising blitz


turns to near

tragedy
An evening of fishing turned into a night of
misery for three fishermen Saturday after their
boat exploded and the trio was forced to spend 14
hours in the chilly Gulf of Mexico clinging to crab
trap buoys.
Terry Benson, 50, of Holmes Beach and two
Sarasota companions, George Henson, 48, and
Larry Wendell, 48, were about 13 miles offshore
of Venice when Henson's 21-foot boat engine
exploded about 7 p.m. The three men barely had
time to dive into the 68-degree Gulf before the
vessel was engulfed by flames.
Henson decided to swim for help. Benson and
Wendell stayed near the boat, staying afloat with
the aid of crab trap buoys Wendell cut lose from
the trap with a pocket knife.
Henson was picked up by another boater.
Benson and Wendell were rescued by a U.S.
Coast Guard helicopter Sunday morning. All three
were suffering from hypothermia, and Henson
was treated and released at Venice Hospital.

Branch library needs
cookbooks
The Friends of the Island Branch Library are seek-
ing donations of cookbooks for the organization's an-
nual Cookbook Sale to be held Jan. 21.
Gift contributions should be deposited at the
branch during the library's business hours. Proceeds
will directly benefit the Island Branch facility in
Holmes Beach and its book collection.
Donations will be accepted through Jan. 18.
For information, call 778-6341.

Episcopal Church Women
to meet Jan. 5
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will hold their next meeting in Lowe Hall
on Jan. 5. The business meeting begins at 10:15 a.m., fol-
lowed by entertainment by "Lamb's Wool," from the First
Baptist Church of Palmetto. Lunch will be served at noon.
Call the church, 778-1638, for reservations prior to Jan. 2.


to pay attorney's fees


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Save Anna Maria (SAM) retained an attorney to
take it into the legal arena in its continuing battle
against the 65-foot, fixed span bridge proposed for
Manatee Avenue and has now moved into a fund-rais-
ing blitz to pay the attorney's expenses.
"We need your money," stressed SAM President
Melody Kramer, "or you'll have to learn to live with
the bridge."
The account for attorney's fees now has $2,313 and
committee members met Saturday to brainstorm ideas
for fund-raisers, which range from selling bumper
stickers to holding a '40s dance. Members are to deter-
mine the costs of suggested ideas and the narrow the
list at their next meeting.
Sara Nicholas suggested a Christmas gift idea to
raise funds.
"I'm going to give nieces, nephews, godchildren
and grandchildren a note and tell them an amount of
money has been given for saving the Island as they
know it," she said. "They will get the note and SAM
will get the check.
Kramer also announced that the administrative
hearing with the Florida Department of Transportation
(DOT) has been postponed until March and noted,
"They cannot build the bridge as long as there are hear-
ings in progress."
Bob Van Wagoner said the hearing involves the
petitioners, residents of West Bay Cove, against the
DOT and that SAM is merely the hiring party. He said
their attorney, David Levin of the Sarasota firm Icard,
Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen and Ginsburg, is a
"fighter who likes to represent the underdog and trans-
fer him to the top. He's clearing his calendar to get to


our case. I feel the momentum has switched in the last
few weeks."
A new member asked about those in the commu-
nity who say it's useless to fight the DOT because the
bridge is a "done deal."
Bunny Garst said contrary to that, "They've never
been further from building that bridge than they are
right now."
Nicholas added that the Sierra Club has written a
position paper against the bridge construction and
"there are people joining us all the time."
Joy Courtney said, "We've got to get the word out that
this is not a done deal and there's plenty to do to stop it."
Jim Kissick said he wrote a letter to the Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the state Divi-
sion of Historic Resources concerning the Indian
middens on the east side of the bridge. He said a skel-
eton was unearthed there in 1980 and south of Mana-
tee Avenue there is an Indian burial midden.
"Since the project is to be funded under the federal
IST (Intermodal Surface Transportation) Act of 1991,
I understand it's subject to review by the federal His-
torical Preservation Act. There seems no assurance this
mandate has been satisfied," Kissick wrote. "Under
Chapter 267 of Florida Statute, FDOT is accountable
for cultural resources which are local, regional and
state-wide. FDOT, District 1, claims the area is already
disturbed by incursions of previous projects."
He said DOT has ignored the archaeological
significance of the site and it should be the subject of
a systematic investigation. He said he also sent a copy
of the letter to the American Indian Movement.
The next SAM meeting was set for 7 p.m. on Jan.
11 at the Island Branch Library. The fund-raising com-
mittee will meet at 6 p.m.


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Bradenton Beach kudos
Police Chief Jack Maloney and Community years as chief of police at the annual Christmas
Redevelopment Agency President Clem Dryden party, while Dryden was proclaimed an honorary
were lauded by city council members at ceremonies citizen for his dedication and service for Bridge
Saturday. Street improvements. Dryden is the owner of Key
Maloney received a plaque honoring his six West Willy's restaurant in Bradenton Beach.


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City Hall cleanup
It was before dawn, the lights were on and Mayor
Max Znika 's auto was parked at Anna Maria City
Hall. A little investigation found this scene, with
Znika, right, supervising floor cleaning in what will
become the sheriffs offices. Znika said the work was
done in the wee hours of the morning so as not to
disturb city hall business during the day. Mopping
up is Steve Kelly, as Sam Bergstresser looks on. Both
men are from Sam's Carpet Cleaning.


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Island churches have plans for

Christmas, Christmas eve


From one end of the Island to the other, Christ-
mas Eve and Christmas will be celebrated by tradi-
tional religious services this weekend.

Church of the Annunciation
Episcopal Church
4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach
Christmas Eve:
Christ-Mass, Rite II, with Children's Sermon
at 5:30 p.m.
Hymn Sing with Choir at 10 p.m.
Solemn Christ-Mass Rite I, with incense at
10:30 p.m.
Christmas Day:
Christ-Mass Rite I at 10 a.m.

First Church of Christ Scientist
6300 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
Christmas Day:
Service at 10:30 a.m.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
6608 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
Christmas Eve:
Candlelight services at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00
p.m.
Christmas Day:
Service (Holy Communion) at 9 a.m.


Harvey Memorial
Community Church
300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach


Christmas Eve:
Candlelight service at 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Day:
Service at 10:30 a.m.

Island Baptist Church
8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
Christmas Eve:
Candlelight service at 6 p.m.
Christmas Day:
Service at 10 a.m.

Roser Memorial
Community Church
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
Christmas Eve:
Seaside Worship at the Sandbar Restaurant,
100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, at 5 p.m.
Candlelight Service in the church sanctuary at
9 p.m.
Christmas Day:
Service in the church sanctuary at 10:45 a.m.

St. Bernard Catholic Church
248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach
Christmas Eve:
Vigil Mass at 7 p.m.
Midnight Mass at 12 a.m. (Christmas carols
begin at 11 p.m.)
Christmas Day:
Mass at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m.


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Topics ranging from drainage to dump trucks
were discussed in a meeting between Anna Maria City
Commissioners and staff.
The meeting provided commission input and staff
status reports for a host of different projects within the
city.
Public Works Director Bill Zimmerman asked for
direction on public works projects. Mayor Max Znika
also suggested commissioners provide written re-
quests for information to City Clerk Peggy Nelson in
an effort to clarify needs and priorities.
The following topics were discussed:
New lighting in city commission chambers ap-
proved. The incandescent lights will be replaced with
"full spectrum" fluorescent lights.
Lot mowing suspended. The city will no longer
mow private lots in the city for a fee. The commission
agreed it would probably take a season to notify
people and provide residents with a list of qualified
lawn services.
Improvements to public works building ap-
proved. Commissioners agreed to upgrade the electri-
cal service and have restroom and shower facilities
added in the public works building.
Discussion of 800 MHz radios to be continued.
Zimmerman said the city needs at least two 800 MHz
radios so commissioners and work crews can commu-
nicate with county and other agencies in the event of
an emergency. He added that the city could request
funds from the state for cellular phones for city crews.
Commissioners agreed to continue the discussion and
took no action.
No beach renourishment for the city. Commis-
sioners told Zimmerman that there was no citizen push
for any beach renourishment within Anna Maria, and
no action on his part is needed.
Key Royale Pass dredging. Zimmerman said
"dredging time has come again" for the channel sepa-
rating Anna Maria from Holmes Beach. A question of
city limits was raised by Zimmerman, prompting the
city commission to request he research the legal
boundaries of the two cities to determine in which city
the channel lies. Previous dredging involved Holmes
Beach paying for 70 percent of the work, Anna Maria
30 percent.
Bike path work progressing. Zimmerman said
the Florida Department of Transportation had ap-
proved bike paths for much of the city's main streets
- 3.75 miles worth and would pay about $75,000
per mile for the paths, which would be eight-foot-wide
paved asphalt. Still to be determined is which side of


Editor's Note: The following is excerpted from a
column in the Italian weekly newspaper Espresso,
Sept. 30, 1994, by Umberto Eco. Computer users
may find the analogy interesting.
Incidentally, The Islander Bystander is pro-
duced on Macintosh computers.

Insufficient consideration has been given to
the new underground religious war which is modi-
fying the modem world. It's an old idea of mine,
but I find that whenever I tell people about it they
immediately agree with me. The fact is that the
world is divided between users of the Macintosh
computer and users of MS-DOS-compatible com-
puters. I am firmly of the opinion that the
Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant.
Indeed, the Macintosh is counterreformist and has
been influenced by the ratio studiorum of the Je-
suits. It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory, it tells
the faithful how they must proceed step by step to
reach if not the Kingdom of Heaven the
moment in which their document is printed. It is
catechistic: the essence of revelation is dealt with
via simple formulae and sumptuous icons. Every-


one has a right to salvation.
DOS is Protestant, or even Calvinistic. It al-
lows, free interpretation of scripture, demands dif-
ficult personal decisions, imposes a subtle
hermeneutics upon the user, and takes for granted
the idea that not all can reach salvation. To make
the system work you need to interpret the program
yourself: a long way from the baroque community
of revelers, the user is closed within the loneliness
of his own inner torment
You may object that, with the passage to Win-
dows, the DOS universe has come to resemble
more closely the counterreformist tolerance of the
Macintosh. It's true: Windows represents an Angli-
can-style schism big ceremonies in the cathedral
- but there is always the possibility of a return to
DOS to change things in accordance with bizarre
decisions; when it comes down to it, you can de-
cide to allow women and gays to be ministers if
you want to.
And machine code, which lies beneath both
systems (or environments, if you prefer)? Ah, that
is to do with the Old Testament, and is Talmudic
and cabalistic.


the street the paths would be located on.
Sidewalk work studied. Zimmerman asked com-
missioners which they preferred: expansion of the side-
walk network within the commercial areas of the city,
or repair of existing damaged sidewalks. Zimmerman
said he would provide cost estimates of repairing side-
walks near Maple for the commission to weigh before
a decision is made. Commissioner Doug Wolfe said he
favored fixing the old, damaged sidewalks before em-
barking on creating new paths, a view apparently en-
dorsed by other commissioners.
Pothole repair ongoing. Zimmerman said a new
machine is working well to repair potholes in city
streets.
Water pressure may get better. Manatee County
utilities officials have indicated they may be improv-
ing water pressure to parts of the city, particularly the
area near South Bay Boulevard.
Beach access drive-over at Bean Point. Commis-
sioners said a drive-over for emergency vehicles should
be created at Bean Point.
Beach access points to be cleared, marked. The
city's overgrown beach access locations will be marked
and cleared. Discussion on this project included add-
ing post-and-cable to delineate the accesses, as well as
placing shell on the pathways.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney questioned us-
ing shell, saying she feared it would be painful on bare
feet. Zimmerman said, "Well, if it's a Florida person,
it probably won't hurt, and after walking on hot asphalt
the shell would probably feel great."
Chipper purchase eminent. Rising landfill dump-
ing costs have prompted the city to price a wood chip-
per. Demonstration on several models will take place
in the next few weeks. Prices range from $14,000 to
$17,000.
Dump truck purchase discussed. A decision will be
made after the first of the year on whether or not to buy a
dump truck. Prices include $20,000 for a full-size pickup
truck with a dump bed, $19,125 for a flatbed truck with a
dump bed and $30,500 for a regular dump truck.
Code enforcement alterations. Zimmerman said
Florida law now allows cities to issue notices and levy
fines on code violations rather than taking the matter to a
code enforcement board. He said that even for a minor
code violation, the process can take up to four months.
Commissioners agreed the "code ticket" approach is at-
tractive for minorviolatih but they said they wanted to /
retain the code enforcenfrit board for more serious vio&
lations. Zimmerman and Znika will begin working0on
redrafting ordinances to allow the change.


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Thanks, and
farewell!
"You are models of com-
munity spirit whose com-
bined years of volunteer
contributions cannot
possibly be measured,"
said Anna Maria Island
Community Center Direc-
tor Pierrette Kelly as six
members of the Center's
board of directors retired at
the Center's year-end
dinner on Dec. 13. From
left to right, those receiving
praise were: Tom Huffine,
Barbara Sato, George
O'Connor, Jeanette
Cashman, Chris
McNamara and Hugh
Holmes. Photo courtesy of
Cynthia Finn.


Committee appointments made

in Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola has as-
signed duties to city council members for the next year.
Council members also elected Dick Suhre as vice
mayor.
Council assignments include:
Mayor Pierola: administration, Island Transporta-
tion Planning Organization, Manasota League of Cit-
ies, beaches, beautification, Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier liaison.
Councilman Bill Campbell: police, Emergency
Operations Center, mayor-designate during the hurri-


cane season, and liaison to improve the area north of
Cortez Road on Gulf Drive at the site of the former
Trader Jack restaurant.
Councilman Walt Grace: streets and roads, sani-
tation, parks, Anna Maria Island Community Center
liaison.
Councilman John Kaufmann: budget, public re-
lations, liaison with city advisory boards, liaison with
Bradenton Beach Civic Association.
Vice Mayor Suhre: Tingley Memorial Library li-
aison, drainage, building official liaison.


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seamanship course offered
A course in boating skills and seamanship con-
ducted by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors
will begin at 7:30 p.m. on January 3, at the Flotilla 81
Training Center, 4208 129th St., Cortez, north of the
Seafood Shack restaurant.
The course will include legal requirements, boat
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For registration information, call Walter Grace,
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Woman's Club to hold
January meeting
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, a mem-
ber of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, will
meet at the Anna Maria Community Center on
Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m.
The speaker will be Darren Michaels representing
the Financial Advisory Service. He will discuss "Smart
Financial Planning for the '90s."
For membership information, call Sarah Maloney,
president, at 778-4865.

Longboat Chapel offers
variety of holiday worship
The Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key, will offers three programs of wor-
ship over the holiday season.
On Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. the church will hold
its first Longboat Island Chapel Messiah Sing-a-long.
Participants are encouraged to bring scores or copies
can be purchased at the door.
On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, the church will hold a
Christmas Eve Program presented by the Longboat
Island Chapel children at 7 p.m.
The chapel also invites the public to worship at its
special candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 11 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 24.
If further information is needed, contact Arlene
Kalogeros at 383-6491.


Step out on Friday night
The Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach has begun
its third season of offering dinner and dancing on
Friday nights between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Music will be provided by Hazen Hunter on drums
and his "Disgusted Millionaires," with Chuck
Ensign on clarinet and tenor sax and Bob Trook
on guitar. The lodge is located at 110 Gulf Dr.


The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation were recently entertained by soprano
Allison Greenspan and Andrew Shaffer, pianist.
They are both students at Booker High School in
Sarasota. Their program included a series of
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Mayors offer

Holiday greetings

and wishes
The Islander Bystander asked the three Island city
mayors for holiday wishes on behalf of their respective
cities.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola said, "I
want to give thanks to all who have had so much faith
in me. I'm very grateful for all the members of the
council, the city boards and employees for their team-
work on behalf of the city. I'd also like to thank all the
residents for improving their parcels.
"Finally, we should honor former Anna Maria
Mayor Ray Simches for his wisdom and for his efforts
to get the Island cities a seat on the Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization in order for us to know what is ahead
for the future of Anna Maria Island."
Newly appointed Anna Maria City Mayor Max
Znika has a more practical list of three priority wishes
for his citizens.
"First, I want to get through the Swiftmud study
and solve the drainage problems that have plagued the
city for years and years.
"Secondly, dredging will hopefully be accom-
plished in 1995 in Anna Maria Basin, the waterway
separating Anna Maria and Holmes Beach known as
Galati-Bimini Bay, with Holmes Beach paying half the
expense.
"And last, but not least, I hope to preserve the
present program for recycling in Anna Maria. I feel that
the county's proposed Amerecycle plan changes the
whole philosophy of recycling and I'd like our plan to
stay like it is. As our program becomes more and more
successful, the dollar return has surpassed the collec-
tion fee to bring revenue to the city. I expect that to
increase as more residents become educated about re-
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Frank Almeda: 70 years of learning, living


By Mark Ratliff
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In Anna Maria City, there are basically two kinds
of people those who know Frank Almeda, and those
who will. As much an Island landmark in these parts as
the historic Anna Maria City Pier he frequents, Almeda
is one of those fellows you meet once and never forget.
"I'm just as frank as my name," says Almeda, a
twinkle in his eye as he flashes his trademark grin that
says there's nothing to worry about. And although he's
known for speaking his mind, Almeda ("Frankie" to his
friends) hardly ever has anything but something nice to
say to or about anyone.
On the day of his being sworn in as the new president
of the Anna Maria City Pier Regulars, the Islander By-
stander had the pleasure of sitting down with Almeda at
his house on Pine Avenue and talking about his life. In his
characteristic style, Almeda laid out his chronology in a
straightforward way, neither embellishing his consider-
able accomplishments nor trying to polish what some
might say were rough edges in his biography.
"I was born in Palmetto Beach on Dec. 6, 1921,"
Almeda says, adding a note about his birthplace.
"That's three miles south of Ybor City."
Almeda says he had to quit high school when he
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"I was in a Dixie Division, a division from the
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about 600," Almeda says of the vessel that departed the
shores of Virginia for the Pacific Theater in the sum-
mer of 1942. "We proceeded down the east coast and
encountered a big storm in the Caribbean. Just prior to
getting to the Panama canal we lost a propeller."
Forced into a a shipyard for repairs, Almeda says
the captain was required to produce his credentials.
"But the credentials of this captain showed him to be
a German spy," Almeda says. "We were bound for the
Galapagos Islands, and we later learned there was sup-
posed to be a German submarine waiting there for us."
After 42 days of zig-zagging across the ocean, the
ship landed at Ora Bay, New Guinea. It was here that
Almeda's ship joined one of the largest task forces ever
assembled in the southwest Pacific
"We were the first troops coming from under the
equator and going over the equator," Almeda says.
"We had a line of ships three lanes wide and 125 miles
long when we made the invasion of the island of
Moratai." Almeda says Moratai was the most-bombed
island in the southwest Pacific, being bombed up to six
times a day for three consecutive months in 1943.
Wounded during a Japanese kamikaze attack,
Almeda refused to accept a Purple Heart, denying that
his injury was great enough to warrant one of the
nation's highest honors. However, while fighting the
enemy during this period, he did permit himself to be
promoted to corporal.
Almeda says that upon completing six months of
schooling as a radio code operator, he automatically
qualified to become a sergeant. This he turned down
while state-side, saying that he would not accept a
higher grade until he had actually seen action.
"I said the only way I'd get a stripe was to go into
combat and face the enemy and that we did," Almeda
says. "We had four fellows a captain, a sergeant, a
corporal and me, the PFC (private first class). We made
an attack on the Japanese, and while we were up on a hill
delivering artillery fire, our captain panicked and aban-
doned us and went back to the United States. Whether he
was court-martialled or not, I don't know.
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sion," Almeda says. "Two days later when it was all
over, I accepted my stripe."
Although Almeda spent a lot of the war handling
the communications to direct heavy artillery at targets
miles away, one day the war came much closer.
"We went on patrol quite a bit," Almeda says, "and
while we were resting on one of our patrols in New
Guinea, I kind of looked sideways and I saw a Japanese
soldier climbing off the side of a tree. It was a fallen
tree about four-and-a-half feet high, and all I could see
was his helmet bobbing."
"I got my rifle and ran to the end of the tree and fired,"
Almeda says, "just as this guy was going into the bushes.
I just saw a spurt of blood come out of his back."
Almeda denies that he saved his comrades from the
enemy soldier, since the man was more intent on escap-
ing notice than inflicting casualties, but he says the
soldier could have caused harm in other ways had he
not been stopped.
"He was trying to get away," Almeda says, "but he
could have given (the other side) information."

Sweet home Anna Maria
Like the loggerhead sea turtles he has played such
a part in protecting with the Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch, no matter how far he may have roamed he al-
ways came back to the shores of Anna Maria, a place
he has known for a long time now.
"I've been coming to this island since I was seven
years old," Almeda says. "I remember when Pine Avenue
was a shell road and only one car could go by at a time."
Almeda says that in 1928, there were bathhouses
on the landward end of the Anna Maria City Pier, and
there were three apartments for rent on the other end.
Although much has changed since then, Almeda' s
love of fishing hasn't.
"I'd get out there and fish for pinfish and stuff like
that," Almeda recalls of his boyhood. In the years that
followed Almeda fished most of the coast north and
south of Tampa Bay.
Almeda admits that for him, fishing is almost an ad-
diction, but it's a habit he says he could easily break if he


needed to for his health a subject he takes seriously.
"I've never had a drop of alcohol, I've never
smoked a cigarette and I've never had a cup of coffee
in my life," says the 73-year-old former bantam-weight
boxer who can pass for a man of 50. "I tasted coffee,
but I didn't care for the taste of it, I didn't care for li-
quor, and as far as smoking is concerned I wouldn't be
here today if I had been a smoker or a drinker."
Almeda, whose lungs are affected by decades of
working with asbestos as a plumber for 46 years, says
his healthful lifestyle helped him survive a bout with
pneumonia three years ago.
"I'd have been gone otherwise," Almeda says.
In many ways, the most impressive thing about
Almeda other than the size of his heart when it
comes to helping people out is the physical presence
he commands. Although only five-foot-four (according
to a 1984 story written by the late Frank X. Kelly, one
of the Pier Regulars' founders and a good friend of
Almeda's), Almeda is a fast-moving, muscular guy
who makes one sit up and take notice.
"Frank is built like the brick house he constructed
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At its annual luncheon at
the Anchorage last Satur-
day, the Anna Maria City
Pier Regulars installed
a ouFrank Almeda as their new
president, and awarded
other members commenda-
tions for outstanding
service to the club and the
community at large. Diane
S. Tyree was commended
for her humanitarian work
in taking care of founding
member and former
president, the late Frank
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Nothing's changed since then, for this reporter, at
200 plus pounds and less than half his age can tell you
quite honestly that he'd rather swim in a pool full of
piranhas than mix it up with Frankie Almeda.
Luckily, no one has to worry about such things
around Almeda, for he's a truly nice guy who's more
interested in proving himself through his brain than his
body. As a case in point, the kid who dropped out of
school at 16 to help his family, got his high school di-
ploma seven years ago at the age of 65.
Besides that, he was chosen as his adult class valedic-
torian at Manatee High School.
Like the kid who wouldn't accept his stripe until he'd
personally experienced battle as had so many other sol-
diers, Almeda says his desire to get his diploma after his
retirement was tied to his basic philosophy of life.
"I had always pushed my kids to get an education,"
Almeda says of his four children. "I was always push-
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ACROSS
I Lindstrom or
Zadora
4 Wand waver's
word
10 Starting
14 Gazelle hound
20 Du Maurier's
"Jamaica "
21 Lean against
22 Windsurfers'
mecca
23 Confidentially
25 Part I of a quote
29 Sharif-And.-ews
movie "The -
Seed"
30 Notices
31 M-G-M founder
Marcus
32 Napkin holder
33 Guardian Angels
founder Curtis
34 Looks pooped
36 Summer theater,
sometimes
37 Nauru export
39 Quote, part 2
45 Horrified
46 Housman's was
from Shropshire
47 Jawbone source
48 Withdraws, with
"out"
52 Clanton foe of
1881
53 '74 McCartney/
Wings hit
55 Save
60 Author of the
quote
62 Someone else
65 Valiant mate





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Maltese Falcon"
67 Quote, part 3
70 Know, somehow
72 Provider of
sound bytes?
73 Little wise one
74 Supercilium
76 Hot time in Chile
78 Engage in
vote-swapping
84 Where to take a
load off
87 Totaled
90 Sartre novel
91 Quote, part 4
98 Lost City of
the --
99 Ypsilanti's river
100 Albertville
abodes
101 Quote, part 5
103 Catch
105 Auto racer--
Fabi
106 Opulence
107 Electronic
monitors, for
short
108 A little butter
109 Carl lcahn
company
III Buck
113 Quote, part 6
122 Prop (up)
123 Start of a child's
rhyme
124 Toll rds.
125 It means "high
woods"
127 Single layer
128 Fourth-down
option
129 Whodunit writer
Grafton
130 Criticize
vigorously


133 End of the
quote
139 Steroid, for
instance
140 Ballet bend
141 Plumbiferous
142 Selected at
random
143 Columbus, e.g.
144 Attacks a sub?
145 Camisole size
146 Govt. code grp.

DOWN
I "The Gale Storm
Show" co-star
2 Bisected
3 Iron deficiency
problem
4 By share
5 Do-fa filler
6 Cable staple
7 Draw alternative
8 Sandbox set
member
9 I.ast word of "A
Christmas
Carol"
10 In the thick of
II Guff
12 Paris accord
13 Where Sibelius
made his
markkaa
14 1994 Elle
Macpherson
film
15 De novo
16 Cornwall co.
17 Lake of Lucerne
canton
18 Genghis's
grandson
19 Gas-pump
platform
24 Tit for tat,
perhaps
26 Ravens' ravin's?


27 Madras music
28 Classic 20's auto
34 Hang
35 Cunning
36 Pastoral plaint
37 Austrian painter
Klimt
38 College in East
Orange, N.J.
40 "The Morning
Watch" author
41 Bewitch
42 Carson's swami
43 "Rocket Man"
John
44 World chess
champ, 1960-61
48 Burr Tillstrom
puppet
49 Hoosier state
flower
50 Eggy cake
51 lit the dirt?
53 Husband of
Medea
54 Count
55 Unload, so to
speak
56 Sylvia Plath title
57 Flycatcher?
58 N.F.L. city:
Abbr.
59 "Whoopee!"
61 Charles, to
Elizabeth
63 Oilman-
Pickens
64 Fell
68 Easily angered
69 Henry VI
founded it
71 Shute's"A--
Like Alice"
75 Slap hard


77 Rizzo of
"Midnight
Cowboy"
79 Writer Godwin
80 Like the futhark
alphabet
81 Peace Nobelist.
Arias
Sanchez
82 Inclined
83 Doesn't wear out
85 long
86 Elvis's record
label
88 Moses' burden
89 Torrent
91 "--nuff!"
92 1964 Murray
Schisgal play


93 Get a lode of this 114 French painter
Iaomipr


94 Sterile bee
95 After a while
96 Price twice
97 Popular Civil
War song
102 In case
104 Miss Clare of
"Bleak House"
109 Old photo
110 Technique
Ill Washington's
Stadium
112 Like most
highways
113 To Sandburg, it
comes on little
cat feet


uaumier
115 National
Cartoonists
Society award
116 It's put before
Descartes
117 Chopin's
"Twelve Grand

118 "Well"-financed
grp.
119 Final notice
120 Heraclitus. e.g.
121 Authors Anya
and Ernest
122 Persian
pooh-bah


126 Raskalmkov's
love in
"Crime and
Punishment"
128 Baseball's
Alejandro
129 Huff
130 Hightail it
131 Autobahn auto
132 "-- a song..."
134 D.D.E.'s Veep
135 Bill's companion
136 1941 Pulitzer
winner Winslow
137 The Eiger, e.g.
138 "To Kill a
Mockingbird"
author


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Joseph 'Randy' Randolph
Bourgeois
Joseph "Randy" Randolph Bourgeois, 84,of East
Pennant, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada, and a
winter resident of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 1 in Nova
Scotia.
Born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, Mr.
Bourgeois was a winter resident of Holmes Beach for
more than 20 years. He owned and operated Scotia Furs
in Truro, Nova Scotia, for more than 50 years. He was
honored by the Fur Trade Association of Canada for 65
years of service in the fur industry. He was president
of Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition for five years;
board member and past president of Children's Aid
Society; a chamber of commerce president in Nova
Scotia; president of the Atlantic Association of Rehab
Workshops; a founding member of Canadian Council
of Rehab Workshops; and received a citizen of the year
award in 1966. He was a member of St. Bernard
Church, Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Madelyn; two step-
daughters, Madeline O'Toole of Lindenwall, N.J., and
Jeniffer Kurtz of Winnwood, Pa.; a stepson, Leon
Ignatius of Red Bank, N.J.; a sister, Bernice Burchill
of Williamswood, Nova Scotia, and one grandchild.
Burial was held in Nova Scotia.

George Raymond
'Ray' Gallagher
George Raymond "Ray" Gallagher, 58, of
Bradenton Beach, died Dec. 13, 1994 at Mediplex
Rehab in Bradenton.
A memorial service will be held on Jan. 2, 1995,
at 8:15 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge #31 F. and A.M, 402
15th St. E., Bradenton.
Mr. Gallagher was born in New Castle upon Tyne,
England, and came to this area in 1989 from Connecti-
cut. He was a retired chief engineer in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Gallagher was a member of the Church of
England; the Manatee Masonic Lodge #31 F. and


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Club.
He is survived by a son, Edward, of Kings Park,
New York; and a sister, Valerie Barnes of Budleigh
Salt Erton, Davon, England.

Nona Madge Huseas
Nona Madge Huseas, 69, of Holmes Beach, died
Dec. 15 at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Oxford, Calif., Mrs. Huseas came to Mana-
tee County from Chicago in 1967. She was owner of
Mike's Rainbow Restaurant in Chicago for 15 years.
She was a member of the Island Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Villanueva
of Sarasota; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be sent to Island Baptist Church, P. 0.
Box 458, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.

Zelma Krall
Zelma Krall, 89, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 10 in
Freedom Village Nursing Center.
Born in Lorain, Ohio, Mrs. Krall came to Manatee
County from there eight months ago. She was a home-
maker. She was Catholic.
She is survived by a son, Keith, of Holmes Beach;
two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
No service was held. Direct Mortuary Services was
in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian J. Steiner
Lillian J. Steiner, 90, of Holmes Beach died Dec.
17 in Heritage Park Nursing Home.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Steiner came to
Manatee County from Parma, Ohio, eight years ago.
She was a Catholic. She was the widow of William F.
Steiner.
She is survived by a son, Richard Willkom of
Holmes Beach; three grandchildren; five great-grand-
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A anniversary with a
gathering offriends at
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remembering when they
said "I do" to each other
on Dec. 10, 1924. Mrs.
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her husband-to-be
through some mutual friends at a street dance in
Milwaukee. "That was the beginning," she says,
noting the couple did not marry until several years
later obviously making quite a case for Milwau-
kee, street dances and long engagements. The
Schwanbergs have a son, five grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.


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It's Christmas time and there's joy on earth,
As we celebrate this Christ child's birth.
And the sky is brilliantly lighted these nights,
With the glow from all those colorful lights.
And the children can't contain themselves
across the nation,
As they await His birthday with joy of antici-
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Children visit with Santa Claus at Sandbar


Well-known Island philantrhopist
Snooks Adams got the gift giving
started by handing out dollar bills
as the children colored holiday
pictures while awaiting Santa's
arrival.


As Santa Claus approached on parasail, 21
children from A Growing Place Child and
Family Center in Palmetto stood on the deck of
the Sandbar and greeted him with a spontaneous
renditon of "Jungle Bells."


The big moment arrives, and Brittany Morehead, 8,
gets her time with Santa.


Eight-year-old
Brittany
Morehead's
smile says it all
as she opens her
gift from Santa.
Noticing that she
was trembling,
our photogra-
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she was cold.
"No," replied
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Islanders can register to vote by mail


Responding to complaints that registering to vote
was often inconvenient due to work schedules and
other considerations, the National Voter Registration
Act of 1993 was passed to increase the number of lo-
cations and opportunities whereby people may apply to
register to vote. The new way will go into effect in


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Manatee County on Jan. 3.
Under the old system, it was necessary to go to
either the courthouse or one of several remote locations
where one would fill out a form and then take an oath.
From time to time other locations would be available
temporarily during voter registration drives. With the
new system, one picks up a form, fills it out, signs his
or her name (which now qualifies as the oath), folds the
form into a self-mailer and sends it on its way. If the
form is filled out correctly and the person is eligible to
register, a voter card will be mailed back.
Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat told The Is-
lander Bystander he is optimistic the new way will pay
good dividends.
"We're going to have, I think, a very good increase
in voter registration because of the accessibility of the
applications," says Sweat. "I would guess that by the first
90 days, or at the maximum, the first six months, we're
going to have maybe 250 locations throughout Manatee
County where a person can pick up an application."
Sweat says he has been fighting for mail-in regis-
tration for a long time, and believes that eventually his


o ffe will be spending less time in registering voters
and more on increasing voter awareness and encourag-
ing voters to get out and vote.
"We can concentrate on voter turn-out now,"
Sweat says.
Island locations where the registration forms may
be picked up include:
The Islander Bystander offices, 5408 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The three city halls.
Barnett Bank, 699 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes
Beach.
First of America, 603 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes
Beach.
First Union Bank, 5327 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
Other locations may be added to the list in the fu-
ture. Forms must be mailed or hand delivered to the
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections, and will not
be accepted by the sites providing the forms.
Anna Maria residents take note: To vote in the
upcoming regular city election on Feb. 14, you must be
registered by Jan. 16.


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By Bonner Presswood
Ho, ho, ho. Where to go ...
It would be easier to tell you that nearly every res-
taurant on Anna Maria Island is offering something
special over the holidays than to list them all.
There is a special opportunity to hear "The Christ-
mas Quartet" performing favorite "sounds of the sea-
son" at Gulf Drive Cafe in Bradenton Beach. This
should make for a delightful dining experience. They
perform Thursday morning, and for both breakfast and
dinner crowds on Friday, and then again on Christmas
Eve morning, Saturday, for breakfast diners only.
Special menus and special serving times for holi-
day dining are in order at Crown & Thistle British Pub
and Restaurant, where they feature a British Christmas
dinner, and Cafe Robar with traditional menu items
priced from $7.95 to $9.95, among others. Check the
advertisements this week for all the info.
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end up on a dining table abounds, but no need.
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cials this week, twice as many as usual, including fresh
turkeys no waiting for the bird to thaw and hams,
hams, and more hams.
Last week we warned you to plan ahead for the
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Eve. There are special parties and menus planned at
nearly every restaurant, pub and club on the Island and
throughout the area. It all sounds like fun. You can
choose your favorite regular spot or your favorite regu-
lar entertainers or both.
If you really, really want to rock for a $5 cover
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Adventurer dives for treasure in the Bahamas


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Chuck Boyd has held more treasure in his hands
than most men could dream about in a lifetime.
Boyd, who recently formed a partnership with Jim
Rossi at Island Seafood in Holmes Beach, has served
for four years as a relief diver for MAREX (Marine Ar- .g
chaeological Recovery and Exploration). Boyd has
traveled to the Bahamas four times a year to dive on
the 1656 Spanish treasure wreck, the Maravillas.
"MAREX has been working the Maravillas site -
for seven or eight years," explained Boyd. "They
have a lease on the site from the Bahamian govern-
ment. The government gets 25 percent and the com- 0
pany and its investors share the remainder."
Boyd said he has always been a diver and an ad- I
venturer and has always been interested in archaeology
and anthropology. He grew up living on the water on
Longboat Key, and when he was an infant, his mother
once found him walking along the bottom of a swim-
ming pool. He has also worked as a diver for the Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"A friend of mine, Glen Owen, is part owner of
a Holiday Inn on Grand Cayman with Herbert O
Humphreys, Jr., the owner of MAREX. The in
company's museum is there, and it is also the home pi
of their salvage ship, the Beacon. I went down there Ch
as a guest of Glen's. I met Herbo on the Beacon and
began working for the company. Herbo taught me ev-
erything I know about treasure hunting."
According to Boyd, the Maravillas was one of
Philip IV's largest Spanish galleons and the second
largest Spanish galleon to sail the Caribbean. It drifted
into the shallow waters of the Grand Bahama Bank
about 40 miles from Freeport. When it tried to turn to
get into deeper waters, it was rammed by another ship
in the convoy, the Capitana.
"The Capitana rammed the Maravillas with such


n his first dive on the Spanish galleon, Maravillas, that sank
1656 in the Bahamas, Chuck Boyd found this clump of 250
eces of eight valued at $200 to $800 each. Photo courtesy oj
buck Boyd.

force that it bent one of the stern anchors," Boyd
pointed out. "The Maravillas carried 650 passengers
and 90 chests of silver, gold and emeralds in the stern
section, which separated from the rest of the ship."
Boyd said that in professional salvage operations,
a smaller boat first goes to a site and using a magne-
tometer, or large metal detector, indicates likely trea-
sure spots with markers. The salvage ship then moves
to the site with divers.
MAREX's salvage ship, the Beacon, carries


large blowers that have 10,500 pounds of thrust and
can remove 14 feet of sand in seven minutes, he
said. Once the sand is blown away, the divers look
for treasure and artifacts.
"On my first dive for MAREX I found four
clumps of 250 coins each," recalled Boyd. "It was
a real heart stopper. One of the clumps had two sil-
ver bars in the center. The coins are in clumps, be-
cause they were carried in burlap bags which have
deteriorated over the years."
Boyd said divers, who work from 7 a.m. until dark
for two weeks at a time, go over and over the each site
before moving to another. He said sometimes coins
are so plentiful that divers just pluck them out of the
water as they fall from the blower. A black light is
used at night to find emeralds, which glow like green
pieces of glass under its light.
"We have an archaeologist on the ship to docu-
ment every artifact we find and mark its position
and exactly how it sat on the bottom," said Boyd.
"Coins and other metal artifacts are soaked in muri-
atic acid to remove the oxides and put in a reverse
electrolysis tank."
Five million dollars worth of treasure has been
brought up from the Maravillas to date, said Boyd.
This includes the emerald encrusted Maravillas
Cross, gold crosses, gold and silver coins and bars,
cannons, swords, gold chains, pipes, utensils, pot-
tery, emeralds and diamonds. However, divers are still
searching for the mother lode.
"Silver bars can weigh up to 100 pounds and sell
for thousands of dollars each," said Boyd. "Silver coins
were made in two, four, six and eight reals. A piece of
eight is eight reals and is worth from $200 up, depend-
ing on the condition and markings. Twenty-two carat
gold escudos are worth from $1,000 to $3,000."
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Chuck Boyd and a diving partner show Channel 40's Jim Jackson how to find gold and silver coins in the
ballast pile of the Spanish treasure wreck, Maravillas. The television station filmed a special on the search for
treasure on the galleon which sank in 1656 in the Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Chuck Boyd.


These silver and gold coins, part of thousands found in the wreck of the Maravillas, a Spanish galleon that
sank in the Bahamas in 1656. Photo courtesy of Chuck Boyd.


Treasure
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE

Boyd said last year he received a videotape from
the company of a surprise find a long bronze can-
non, scores of silver bars, musket balls and an elephant
tusk from another wreck.
"They think the cannon is from a caravel," he said.
"It has a plate on it that said it was made in England by
Robert Owen. The company is researching the wreck."
Boyd is also a firm believer that there are Spanish
and pirate wrecks to be found in local waters and has
one of the most complete libraries on treasure hunting
and pirates in the state.
"The area is full of pirate stories," he revealed.
"Florida was a pirate's paradise. I've found musket
balls and coins from Roman times and the 1800s and
1900s to the present on the beaches and in the water. I
am always diving and looking for signs such as a bal-
last pile or an anchor and I try to follow up on what
other people say they have found."
Boyd said he has read about wrecks in the Mana-
tee River, off Longboat Key, in Tampa Bay and near
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and that pirates were very
active in the area. He has also found pieces of bottles
and a spiral staircase from an old paddle wheeler.
"The pirates were very slick," he noted. "It took 15
to 20 men to bury the treasure. They used ship's tim-
bers to shore up the excavated area and placed large
chunks of limestone and ship's timbers on top and let
it cave in on the treasure. This was so one or two men
could not dig it up by themselves."
Boyd said he feels that in any treasure discovery, pro-
visions of the state's antiquities law should be followed
and an archeologist contacted to document the find. He
firmly believes any artifacts that are found should be
shared with historical societies in the area they are found.
"This area has a lot of history," he noted. "It's in-
evitable that I'm going to find something. This is the
pirate coast and who knows what they've stashed. If I
find something, I'll donate some of it to the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society. They deserve it, be-
cause its a part of their history."
Boyd said he will display some of his artifacts and
photographs from his dives on the Maravillas in the
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for treasure on state property


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Treasure found in state waters or on state land is
governed by the Florida Antiquities Law, Chapter 267
of the state statutes.
"There are two rules attached to that law," ex-
plained Jim Dunbar, archaeological field supervisor for
the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research in Tal-
lahassee. "One, Rule 1A31, defines the salvage and
exploration contract program. This is aimed right at
treasure wrecks."
An applicant can apply for an exploration contract,
which is intended for search and identity but not recov-
ery; or a contract for salvage, which is intended for re-
covery, said Dunbar. The applicant must indicate a
specific area of search. The state's jurisdiction on the
Atlantic coast is three nautical miles and on the Gulf
coast, three marine leagues or 10 miles.
"The main intent that our office serves is when
someone comes to us and wants an exploration or sal-
vage contract, we try to judge those applications on the
basis of what kind of archaeological project they could
conduct on that wreck," he said. "Our attempt is to try
to get an archaeological research design from them.
"We're looking for those people who are willing to
make a commitment to follow through all the steps to
have a contract and at the end of it, have an archaeolo-
gist interpret what the artifacts mean and distribute that
information to the public. It's a major commitment.
"This would be true of any archaeological re-
source. One of the things archaeology attempts to do is
unlock the secrets of the past by the physical remains
that are left. If a group is really serious about undertak-
ing such a thing, there's one chance to do it- once it's
out of the ground or water, that's the end of that site.
"Shipwrecks are a little bit different in some re-
spects than other archaeological resources. A ship-


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tails of the ship's structure and complete a report.
"The state gets a 20 percent cross representation of
all the types of artifacts that come from the wreck," said
Dunbar. "If there are really unique, museum quality ar-
tifacts, we would try to get those into a museum for the
public to enjoy."
Shipwrecks are only one source of archaeological
resources to be found in FloridajDunbar pointed out.
"If you were to travel back in a time machine
12,000 years ago during the last ice age, sea levels
dropped considerably and enlarged the real estate of
Florida to more than twice its size. There was a giant
land mass that's now been drowned.
"There are prehistoric archaeological sites seven to 20
miles offshore," he said. "The inland water tables were
also lowered, and there are a number of drowned inland
sites where people lived. Florida has one of the most di-
verse archaeological resources in the United States."
Dunbar told of a state program that is establishing
diving parks for the public on various types of ship-
wrecks.
"There are three now, the fourth is getting ready to
open, and we're seeking nominations for others," he
noted. "We go into a local community where a site's
been nominated and local government and community
support organizations help bring the project about."
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Lima, near Ft. Pierce. The second is a 1733 treasure
wreck, the San Pedro, off Indian Key. The third is a
turn of the century river and coastal steamboat, City of
Hawkinsville, in the Suwannee River near Old Town.
The developing park is a Spanish-American war vin-
tage battleship, the Massachusetts, in Pensacola Bay.
Finding treasure or artifacts on land is a different
story, said Dunbar.
"On land the vast majority of upland properties are in
private ownership. It's up to the landowner as to what he
wants to have done with it, with the exception of human
remains. Any human remains cannot be disturbed except
under the strictest circumstances. The landowner should
report that to the local sheriff's department, because it may
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From left, Chuck Boyd and Jim Rossi are new partners in Island Seafood at 5704 Marina Dr. in Holmes
Beach. Artifacts and photographs from Boyd's dives on the Spanish treasure wreck, Maravillas, will be on
display in the store. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.

Antiquities laws bust for treasure finders,
boon for taxpayers in Florida


CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
not be some prehistoric Indian."
The second rule attached to the Antiquities Law is
Rule 1A32, the Florida Antiquity Permit Program. This
is set aside for institutions, such as universities or his-
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qualified archaeologist in charge and that all materials
recovered remain in public possession.
"We depend on the public to report sites to us," he
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Christmas break. Santa made his way from class-
room to classroom checking to see if all the children
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Praiseworthy performance
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Dec. 9. Kneeling,
left to right, are Matt Bobo and Aaron Windrem. First row, left to right, are Kellie Spring, Alana Gruendl,
Jamie Gregorich, Jenny Stewart, Danielle Barber, and Gracie Beard. Back row, left to right, are Abby
Dahlquist, Ashley Fannarino, Allison Chewning, Jim Mazza and Susanna VanAndel.


AMICC basketball
standings
(For the week
ending Dec. 10)
Division I
(11-13 years old)


Team
Island Real Estate
Westbay Athletic Club
Cavanagh Marine Repair


Team
Dowling Park
A Paradise Realtor
Beach House
Dips Ice Cream
Haley's Motel
General Propeller


Team
Debellevue Dragon
Island Animal Clin
Air & Energy
Cafe on the Beach
Crowder Brothers I


Record
2-1


division II
-10 years old)
Record
2-0
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
0-2

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5-7 years old)
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Island police reports

Anna Maria City
No reports

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 10, criminal mischief, 2400 block of Av-
enue C. The complainant reported that a person un-
known smashed a sliding glass door on the balcony. No
entry was made.
Dec. 11, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported that a person un-
known gained entry to her vehicle and removed a purse
containing credit cards and $500 in cash.
Dec. 13, DWLS, 1700 block of Gulf Drive North.
Dec. 13, DWLS, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 9, burglary, 5410 Marina Dr., D.Coy Ducks.
The complainant reported that a person unknown
forced a lock and hasp from a refrigerator outside the
rear of the business and attempted to tap a keg of beer.
Dec. 9, burglary, 3001 Gulf Dr., Hair Motions. A
person unknown entered the business through a win-
dow and removed $30 from the cash register.
Dec. 9, found property a woman's, 26-inch,
Huffy bicycle, 3902 Gulf Dr., West Coast Surf Shop.
Dec. 10, petty larceny of an auto top carrier, 5325
Marina Dr., Crabby Bill's.
Dec. 11, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $50,
5600 block of Guava. Later in the day, the bicycle was
found along the side of the road in the 4600 block of
Second Avenue and returned to the owner.
Dec. 11, petty larceny of a surfboard valued at
$200, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee County Public Beach.
Dec. 11, suspicious, 3246 East Bay Dr., Old
Hamburg Tavern. The complainant reported an intoxi-
cated male subject bothering customers. The officer
issued a trespass warning and escorted the subject out.
Dec. 11, found property a blue nylon bag con-
taining a pair of women's shoes and a Uniden cordless
phone, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee County Public Beach.
Dec. 12, grand larceny, 500 block of Bayview
Drive. The complainant reported that a person un-
known removed his motorcycle valued at $500 from
his neighbor's carport in the last two months.
Dec. 12, grand larceny of a camcorder valued at
$861, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee County Public Beach.


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Price traveled to the Pierce Manufacturing Company to inspect the $151,000 truck, which will be delivered to
Anna Maria Jan. 20.


Dec. 14, vandalism, 3600 block of East Bay
Drive. The complainant advised that her neighbor
walked under her garage after returning home from a
party and she heard a loud crashing noise in her garage.
The neighbor then walked into her home uninvited, told
her to fix his garage and went to his house, she re-
ported.
She went to her garage and checked her vehicle
and found the passenger side mirror was pulled off and
lying on the ground. The officer attempted to speak to
the neighbor but noted that the man was extremely
uncooperative and intoxicated. Damage to the vehicle
was $75.
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units from their platforms at the rear of the building.
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complainant reported that a person unknown attempted
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Reddy joins Saunders' staff
Michael Saunders & Co. announces that Brenda
Reddy has joined its Anna Maria Island office as a
property management specialist.
Reddy has been a resident of Bradenton since 1972
and has been a licensed Realtor since 1984.
Her previous experience includes real estate sales
and property management on Anna Maria Island and
Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys.
Allergy specialist opens
office on Cortez
Dr. Robert N. Danziger, M.D., will start accepting
appointments at Allergy Adult and Pediatric Care of
Manatee, Wildewood Professional Park, 3651 Cortez
Rd. W., Suite 200, Bradenton on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Official opening date to see patients is Monday,
Jan. 9.
Dr. Danziger received his undergraduate degree
from Boston University and continued his medical
education at Boston University School of Medicine,
where he received his M.D. degree.

Forney
appointed VP
First National Bank of
Manatee announces that Ri- .
chard M. Forney has been
appointed Vice President -,
and Commercial Real Estate .-
Lender at the bank's Mana-
tee Avenue branch.
Forney graduated from Forney
the University of Alabama in
Tuscaloosa with a BS in marketing in 1963 and re-
ceived his MBA in 1966. He is a member of the
Kiwanis Club of Bradenton and served on the Finance
Task Force for the Economic Development Council.
Island Real Estate lauds
top agents
Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach announces that
Richard Freeman was the company's top listing agent
and Wendy Foldes was its top selling agent for the
month of November.

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By appointment at your home or office, Mobile
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Harrington
House hosts
vocalist
Kim Greenwood, left,
wtfe ofpopular vocalist
Lee Greenwood, who is
standing beside her,
take a moment recently
for a quick snapshot
with their hosts Jo and
Frank Davis, owners of
the Harrington House
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You mean it's Christmas already?


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
The season's upon us. Good gift ideas are precious
this late in the year, so let me pass along a few that tie
in with our local waters.
This first one might appeal to your sense of humor.
English starlings have been a real nuisance locally
this fall, especially if you own a sailboat or garden.
Traveling in large flocks and feasting on cabbage palm
or Cuban laurel berries, starlings just love to roost in
the tall rigging of a sailboat. Evidence of their stay is
all over your deck the next morning.
Local boaters' latest solution to starlings just might
be a gift idea some boating or gardening friend you
have could use and enjoy too. It's a plastic crow.
Tuckers Sporting Goods in downtown Sarasota
sells the life-size crows designed and manufactured
as hunting decoys, believe it or not as the perfect
way to rid your area of starlings. For about $8 the star-
lings stay away although, to be honest, crows might
start showing up in their place.

Or more traditionally ...
It's hard to go wrong giving your favorite fisher
some new piece of equipment. Buy it locally and they
won't even have to go far to exchange it for what they
really wanted in the first place.
But I like books and I like to give books as gifts.
Lucky for us, there are lots of good books for folks who
love the water and the outdoors. For example, in my ex-
perience it's hard to beat the inexpensive pocket-size
books in the Golden Guide series.

Horseshoe scores
Winners of the Dec. 17 games were Rich
Forino and Arthur Moore.
Runners up were John Johnson and Herb
Puryear.
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They're found in bookstores everywhere.
The Golden Guide series starts you right at the
beginning assuming you know nothing about a par-
ticular subject and then provide clear, logically ar-
ranged information and loads of color illustrations. For
example, a favorite of mine is the Golden Guide Sea-
shores book. Cost is less than $5.
Likewise, I've about worn out a copy of their ba-
sic orchid identification book carrying it to shows dur-
ing the past 10 years, but that's another story.

One step up the ladder in
sophistication, and pre
specialized...
If you've serious local fishers on your gift list this
year, here's a local fishing book they'll find interest-
ing: "Captain Scott Moore's Snook Fishing Secrets."
Anna Marian Scott Moore is a famous snook fish-
ing guide some say the most famous, and I can't
argue with that. I do know that he eats, sleeps, and con-
stantly talks about catching snook.
Now Moore wants to take everything one step far-
ther: Now he wants to save the snook. "Saving the
snook" may sound curious to folks who think snook
fishing this year was about as good as anyone can re-
member. And it was good.
But Moore is thinking in some larger terms. He
knows just how fragile our snook population remains.
In many ways, snook are a bellwether species when it
comes to the marine environment.
So, Moore reasons, if you interest people in snook
fishing and help make them good at it, they'll like it.
And when they like it, they'll take an interest in all
things affecting snook.
Things like good conservation practices. Things
like good marine habitat say, mangroves. Things
like pollution say, aerial mosquito spraying that kills
snook eggs and larvae.
It's a local book about a local star. Sure, it could use
some professional editing and some professional design
work too, but it has all the makings of a local classic. It's



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$12.95 at places like Island Discount Tackle.

Really specialized
If you've a boater on your holiday list, I can't
imagine a better gift than Steve Weissman's "Currents
& Tides" for 1995. Covering the shoreline from Tampa
Bay to the Everglades, this wonderful publication pro-
vides a lot more detailed tidal information that is found
in newspaper tide charts or those little folding monthly
cards you pick up at bait shops.
Large-format, soft-cover almanacs, these books
(there's also one available for Tampa Bay to Cedar
Key) give precise tide and current details at dozens of
points along the coast. No more of this "add 17 min-
utes to Venice Inlet" hooey.
Locally, this book lists tides and currents at two
positions relative to Rattlesnake Key, Bradenton, Red-
fish Point, Anna Maria, Passage Key Inlet, Cortez and
Longboat Pass.
Any serious boater will seriously thank you for a
copy of Weissman's latest effort. You can find it at
marine stores such as Turners in Bradenton for just
$8.95, or call Swamp Dog Press at 1-800-869-6609.

All I want for Christmas ...
... is a new cast net for mullet. Something around
10-feet is about right, and this time, I promise, I'll
never ever loan it out to teenage boys like I've done all
those other times times the nets never came back, or
were dropped off a bridge by lads who were very, very,
very sorry. But there was really no way for them to
replace the net since I'd been fiddling with it for a
couple of years.
So I would go out and visit my favorite netmaker
again. We'd talk about nets, I'd learn something and he'd
sell me another one usually a little bigger than the last
one, as I'd learned a little more about throwing them.
Or at least I'd done it some more.
I wonder if he's still out there? Well, Santa will know.
Merry Christmas everybody.
See you next week.


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High winds mean harder work for successful anglers


By Capt. Mike Heistand
The cold front, with the high winds and chilly tem-
peratures, has kept a lot of anglers close to home this
week, but for the few willing to venture out there are
redfish, flounder, small snook and grouper to keep the
action interesting. Remember that snook season is
closed, but look forward to good catches of those tasty
sheepies in the coming months.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching redfish, black drum and sheepshead
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
have been able to catch a lot of sheepshead, some near-
keeper grouper and a lot of little sharks. His tip of the
week is that bonita are starting to show up in the passes.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 100 head of Key West grunts.
The six-hour trip is averaging 175 head of Key West
grunts, mangrove, lane and vermillion snapper, sand
perch, red and black grouper. The nine-hour trip is
averaging 45 head of mangrove and lane snapper as
well as red and black grouper.
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said Gulf fishing is pro-
ducing cobia, trigger fish, Key West grunts and sheeps-
head. Backwater charters are finding redfish, trout, floun-
der, a few sheepshead and lots of small gag grouper.
Carl at Period Harbor Bait & Tackle said fishing
reports coming into the shop indicate lots of trout on
the flats and a few reds. The cold weather has been a
damper on finding bait, he said, and snook are staying
still and don't seem to be hungry.
Capt. Phil Shields said the week's high winds
have kept him in port more than he would prefer, but
he was still able to get out and bring back some good-
sized grouper and snapper from the Gulf.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been able to get his
charters onto lots and lots of redfish and small snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's caught plenty of
redfish near the structures and lots of small snook on
the flats in the Bay.
On my boat Magic we've done very well catch-
ing flounder, some up to four pounds, in the Bay, as
well as trigger fish and a few legal-sized, keeper cobia.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been going up the Manatee
River for those big, elusive snook. His prediction of the


week is that snook are starting to move of course,
since the season is closed.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been catching lots of
reds and snook.
Bill at Island Discount
Tackle said he's heard good SSS
reports of monster redfish |j


From hockey to fishing
Bill Gadsby, national hockey league hall offamer
member who played with the Chicago Black Hawks,
New York Rangers and the Detroit Red Wings is
pictured with Island resident Don Sudnik aboard
Sudnik's boat "Light Painter." The pair had a
successful venture in the Gulf, bringing back some
whopper grouper. Bill said he's been all over the
world and really likes Anna Maria, and looks
forward to returning in February.


being caught from the local piers, with most of them too
big to keep but awful fun to catch and release. Sheepshead
are starting to appear in good sizes and quantities.
Good luck and good fishing.


SALES & SERVICE
Walk-Around and Center Console
Fishing Boats from 18' to 25'
f Vee Bottom & Jon Boats
0 w |available 10' to 18'
QUALITY THAT SETS THE STANDARD Starting at 325.


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( "Quality Services and Products at Affordable Prices" (5
,__ P. O. Box 775 412 Pine Ave
Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 813-778-5577


ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES


DAY AMHIGH
Thu 12/22 1:20 2.0ft
Fr 12/23 2:12 1.8ft
Sat 12/24 3:11 1.6ft
Sun 12/25 4:35 1.3ft
Mon 12/266:24 1.1ft
Tue 12/27 8:30 1.0ft
Wed 12/28- -


AMLOW
8:22 -0.2ft
8:58 0.0ft
9:33 0.2ft
10:120.4ft
12:140.4ft
1:32 0.1ft
2:38 -0.2ft


PMHIGH
3:42 1.5ft
4:17 1.6ft
4:53 1.7ft
5:32 1.9ff
6:13 2.0ft
6:57 2.2ft
7:43 2.3ft


PMLOW
8:06 1.0ft
9:25 0.8ft
10:48 0.6ft

10:47' 0.6ft
11:20'0.9ft


* CORTEZ HIGH TIDES 7 MINUTES LATER LOWS 1:06 LATER.


* Fuel Live Bait
* Ship's Store
* Bottom Painting
* Boat Storage
* Bulk Oil
* Consignment/
Brokerage
* BOAT RENTAL


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ADDRESS/lot
423 Spring
52x145
312 Tarpon
75x 15-canal
605 Gladiolus
50x113
521 South Dr
60xl00-canal
528 Bayview PI
60x100
1801 Gulf Dr
118 Runaway Bay
501 Gulf Dr N
302 Bridgeport
501 Gulf Dr N
108 Bridgeport
1801 Gulf Dr
206 Runaway Bay
2104-06 Av B
100x100
2301 Gulf Dr
50x100
bldg 2
601 Gulf Dr N
205 Gulf Watch

611 Gulf Dr N-condo
18 B Imperial House
301 61st St
90x101
3601 E Bay Dr
101 Sandy Pointe A
520 56th St
82x82-canal
535 Key Royale Dr
100x232 canal
616 N Point Dr
83x100-canal
631 Emerald Ln
105x110-canal
3000 Gulf Dr
3 Palm Cay
3110AvF
50x120 +
5200 Gulf Dr
307 Martinique S.


STYLE/rooms
elevated home'
2bed/2bath/2cp
elevated home
3bed/2bath/3car
elevated home
3bed/2bath
elevated home
2bed/2bath/2car
elevated home
3bed/2bath/2cp
ground condo
2bed/2bath
elevated condo
2bed/2bath-bay
elevated condo
2bed/2bath
condo
Ibed/lbath
ground 4-plex
4bed/4bath
4-plex
bldg 1 2br/2ba/2 story
2bed/2bath ground
elevated condo
2bed/2bath

1969
2bed/lbath
ground duplex
4bed/2bath
elevated condo
2bed/2bath/lcp
2 story house
4bed/3bath/lcar
ground home
4bed/2bath/3car
residential lot

ground home
3bed/2bath/2car
condo
Ibed/lbath
ground home
3bed/2bath/lcar
condo
Ibed/lbath-Gulf


AGE/size
1981
1176 sfla
1985
1620 sfla
1994
1500 sfla
1982
1470 sfla
1984
1124 sfla
1978
1080 sfla
1982
1060 sfla
1982
1150 sfla
1978
691 sfla
1975
2640 sfla
1952
1900 sfla

1986
1200 sfla

Young/Heath
754 sfla
1950
1704 sfla
1986
1048 sfla
1955
2044 sfla
1959
2056 sfla


1971
1469 sfla
1980
750 sfla
1970
1214 sfla
1970
1092 sfla


SELLERIBUYER/when
KrumbholzfThomas
9/26/94
Sicking/Sackett
10/3/94
Albert/Domke
10/3/94
Provost/Doyle
10/24/94
Gross/Dielman
10/24/94
Smith/Murphy
9/26/94
Jones/Weaver
10/3/94
Abare/Wilkin
10/3/94
Hitchcock/Russell
10/17/94
Wagner/Cox
10/17/94
GWW/Ziegler
10/17/94

Magna Trust/Weil
10/17/94

$87,000
10/24/94
Teague/Dujardin
9/26/94
GE Capital/Aleshire
9/26/94
Bryan/Huffine
9/26/94
Weitzel/Downes
9/26/94
Stone/Klotz
9/26/94
Essig/Pankner
9/26/94
Camps/Garrison
10/3/94
Wacker/Socia
10/3/94
Keddle/Rueter
10/3/94


SALE$/LIST$
$150,000
list $155,900
$205,000
list uk
$183,500
list uk
$178,000
list $193-189,000
$158,000
list$189-164,900
$95,000
list $99,500
$115,000
list $124-119,900
$80,000
list uk
$70,000
list $72,500
$175,000
list $185,000
$174,500
list $225,000

$80,000
list uk


list $89,900
$152,500
list $298,900
$72,000
list uk
$153,800
list uk
$235,000
list uk
$160,000
list uk
$200,000
list uk
$47,500
list $51,500
$219,000
list $319,500
$100,000
list $122,900


E rom our houe to pour ...


Jierrp CTritma!

anb

Ma.ipivy New Year


* THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 22, 1994 E PAGE 35 ED


From Our Home
To Your Home
Wishing You The
Best Through 1995!
Home 778-6791
Dick Maher Office 778-2261
REALTOR f MLS 1




Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
I L9701 Gulf Drive P 0 8K 717* Anna Mada, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307



Dear Friends,
During the Holiday Season our thoughts
are directed to those who have made the past
year successful and enjoyable for all of us.
We love our beautiful Island and are
happy to share it with all our clients, custom-
ers, property owners and tenants. Thank you
all for your support and loyalty.
We wish you peace of heart and happi-
ness throughout the coming year.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Nancy, Agnes, Kathy, Pat, Ken, Rosemary, Mike,
Darlene, Stephanie, Prue, Janic
and Kay Kay
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Pat
Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
Dariene Masone, Stephanie Bell, Janice Tressler, Prue Maxon-
Yost, and Kay Kay Hardy MLS
sndeat WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
-- =-= SATURDAYS 9A.M. to NOON ,


T sHETEAM


SALUTES TWO OF ITS OWN
MARION H. RAGNI As
the 1994 President of the
Women's Council of
REALTORS (WCR), Marion
guided the many activl-
ties of this prominent,
group with skill and -
.. sincedty: of purpose.
.* Under her energetic
leadership. WCR has
continued to expand its:
numerous areas of
education for Its mem-
bers as well as service to the community at large.
Marion, you done GOODI It was a great year.


JUDITH J. DUNCAN -
"Judy" was honored at
the recent WCR Inaugu-
ral Banquet as 1994
member of the year. This
high award Is yet another
tribute to her deep
commitment to her
profession and many
outstanding contributions
to the REALTOR commu-
nity. Congratulations on
this well-deserved honor.
We're proud of each


of you!
Hans
Carol
Wayne
Zee


REALTORS


Bill
Darcie
Sandy
Jane


Jennifer
Mimi
Frank
Stan


Julie
Daphne
Dick
Jim


RUNAWAY BAY BAYFRONT UNIT!
Beautiful views Beautiful value!
Turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA
Only $115,000!
Call Marilyn Trevethan, 792-8477
"ISLAND REAL ESTATE wishes you and your loved ones
a beautiful holiday season and a prosperous New Yearl"
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Independently
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Wonderful Waterfront Family Home with Swimming Pool
This inviting 3 bedroom/ bath deep canalfront home has it all! Spa-
cious rooms and free flowingfamily areas are highlighted by a beautiful,
wood burning fireplace. URn4ual tongue-in-groove paneling and many
built-in bookshelves and 4.inets lend convenience and charm. The
updated, elevated master sut offers another fireplace and French doors, i
which open onto a sunny po6 h. The spacious kitchen features abundant X is41iiTn all af gmo a ja~aus
cabinets and counter space.4he lovely kidney-shaped pool is surrounded
by pastel pavers and bathe 8n sunlight from the preferred southerly ex- ar a
posure. Other features include a boat dock, davits, sundeck, and new From Betsy, Barbara, 'Christine
S roof. An incredible value atily $269,000. Nancy, and Michael

Associates After Hours: Barbara A. St~ ..778-3509 Christine T. Shaw...778-2847 Nancy Gullord...778-2158 Michael Advocate...778-0608 WARRANTY


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770 1 PAZ* * S a kI I Cu



ol terp Chris.tmas ant best wivskesjbr thke

commlU yearfrom 7The Islander Bystander.


631 FOXWORTH 4 bedrooms. 3.5 baths. 2.5
car garage. The house is 180 feet wide. The ca-
nal frontage is 263 feet. The price is $545,000.
Doug Dowling Realty, Anna Maria. 778-1222


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Seasonal

Rentals...

available for January, Febru-
ary, March and April. 3/2 Canal
home with pool; Homes/Du-
plex/Condos close to Beach;
some available weekly.



Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307









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.

(813) 778-0426
/ HORIZON REALTY
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
FAX 778-1929

Rejoice in the magic of Christmas
and may happiness brighten your
Holidays and remain with you
throughout the New Year.
"Merry Christmas" --

"^"^0


MARIE T1 95 LI7C. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
We ARE the Island. *
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250


"May your Holidays be filled with prosper-
ity, good health, peace and contentment!"


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL
ESTATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists ex-
tending both Personal AND Professional Services in New Construc-
tion & Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market
Analysis, Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best Prop-
erty Management and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75 Yrs.
Combined Experience AND Smilesl
S .?I.:.S MI H S' l=J S =.*


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Robin Kollar 778-7244 0


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Walk the beach, fish from private dock, ex-
ercise in heated pool. Time to enjoy carefree
living at the well-kept Gulf-to-Bay Imperial
House. Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
Low maintenance fees! $95,500. #60974. Ask
for Carol Heinze; or 792-5721 evenings.
"5400 GULF DR" ... comfortably turnkey
furnished condo in Gulf front complex. 1
bedroom, 1 bath with den! Poolside, short
walk to the beach from this center unit. Ex-
cellent seasonal rental. Priced to sell at
$84,000. #60829. Ask for Debbie Thrasher;
or 778-3395 evenings.
Just steps to the Gulf of Mexico & heated
pool EXCELLENT rental for sale w/on-site man-
agement. Small complex close to everything on
Anna Maria Island. 1 bedroom, 1 bath; sleeps 6.
Great rental history. Call today! $85,000.
#61035. Carol Heinze; 792-5721 after hours.
MARTINIQUE ...
miles of white sands
& blue Gulf waters!
2BR/2BAw/carport
Turnkey furnished
$179,900
Carol Heinze
REALTORFO/CRS
778-7246


Certified Residential Specialist

Holmes Beach Motel
6-unit, state/city license.
Fully furnished. Call me!
$430,000


MARTINIQUE!
3BR/3BA desirable
corner unit.
Tennis & pool.
$209,500


Karin Stephan
REALTOR"
LEADING EDGE
SOCIETY
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
813-778-0766
Mobile:
813-350-5844


T. Dolly Young
REALTORO/IMS
Multi-Million Sales
778-5427


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Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.


HANDYMAN SPECIAL
Ready for some imaginative upgrades, these
three apts. presently bring in over $2,000 month
rental. View of Gulf. Asking $152,000.
Mike
rMike 778-6696
Norman 1-800-367-1617
Realty inc. FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217




Maureen |


Is Here!


Anna Maria Realty WELCOMES
Maureen Dowd to their office at
9805 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Maureen
has specialized in Island Property sales
and rentals for the past ten years. Her
philosophy of professional and personal
service goes hand in hand with the way
we have always done business since
1957. We invite old friends and new to
stop in and say Hil



Since
1957
MARIE 1957 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250

iand aI Hapipy New 'Year!


NORTH POINT HARBOUR ESTATE: Key West
style, 4 bedroom, home. Open floor plan with wa-
ter views from every window. Amenities include,
his and hers master baths, skylights, wrap around
deck, security system, boat lift and dock, mainte-
nance free exterior. Homeowner's Association
provides lawn care, tennis, pool, and spa. Priced
at $339,000. Call Carol R. Williams, for appoint-
ment, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.


LUSH & TROPICAL: Close to beach, what a rare
opportunity to own a two bedroom home plus a
one bedroom, one bath income producing apart-
ment within walking distance to prime beach.
Owner financing, impeccable condition and qual-
ity construction makes this property desirable.
Priced at $350,000. Call for extras & details,
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS LEi


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ITM FRSAEIANNUCMET OAS&BOTN'


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., Bradenton. 792-1511.

FOR SALE 2 blue recliners (1 is a swivel rocker).
Very good condition, $70. Small microwave, $20.
Smoker grill, $20. 778-2574.

FOR SALE 8' roll out tool rack (truck or van), $275.
Air boat engine and stand, $800. 1966 Alexander
baby doll, $100. 778-1921.

FOR SALE 25" color TV, $150. Broyhill end table,
$35. Recliner, $75. Antique rocker, $250. JVC 4
head VCR, $200. Dog cage, $40. 778-3148.

FOR SALE 2 piece sectional with queen size
sleeper, light taupe color, like new, $650. Dining
table and 6 chairs, washed oak finish, like new,
$700. 779-1076.

COMMERCIAL DELI CASE. 8 cubic foot. $900
OBO. 778-0624.

WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


TO MY FRIENDS in Florida ... My heart-felt thanks
for all your thoughts and prayers in loving memory
of Randy. Sincerely, Madelyn Bourgeois.


LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held
weights (1-2 lb.) with low-impact movements to bum
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 for 4 classes, $28 for 8 classes and
$32 for 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. Classes resume Dec. 29. An additional
class will start Fri., Jan. 6, 10:30 am.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.


1974 VW THING Runs excellent, solid body, good
convertible top, etc. The ultimate beach car & good
investment. $2600 OBO. Eves. 778-2907, days
813-327-5162.

MOTOR HOME FOR RENT 21 ft., sleeps 6. Re-
serve for your 1995 vacation now. 778-3057.

92 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 with airbag. Power
windows, brakes, steering and locks. Glasspacks.
30,000 miles. $14,500. 778-0031.


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


19' SLICK CRAFT 135HP Johnson. Great shape.
$2,500 OBO. 778-5261.

1989 WELLCRAFT ECLIPSE 165HP Mercury IL
with float on aluminum trailer. Low hours. Must see
at 412 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. 778-1820.


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.

RESTAURANT HELP All positions. The Hunt Club,
Longboat Key 383-0543.

LMT NEEDED Salary or commission. Cosmetolo-
gist needed. Salary or commission. Leave mes-
sage. 778-6023.

PART TIME HELP wanted. Touch of Class Dry Clean-
ers. 5310 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Apply in person.

EXPERIENCED BARTENDERS & WAITSTAFF.
Apply in person. Crown & Thistle, 2519 Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach.


"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many
Island references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alter-
ations. No smoke environment. 778-4680.

THREE MAIDS CLEANING 10 years experience.
Reliable, reasonable, professionally trained. Homes
and offices. 795-1705 anytime.


GULF FRONT Exceptional value for t
Gulf front apartment in small ten unit
A quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wid
and walking distance to shops and re
fered at $129,900. Call Dave Moyniha









HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well
land home with good central Holmes B
Two bedroom, two bath with large gai
age area. One block to Gulf beaches.
to $109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for

ISLAND LOTS
HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT
130' ... deep water and spectaci
S ... $189,500.
*HOLMES BEACH CANALFRC
x 109' ... deep water and view o
$159,500.
WOODED HOLMES BEACH L
x 200' ... close to beach & zoned
units ... $129,900.
HOLMES BEACH ... mouth of
with full Bayview ... $149,900
A GULF DRIVE ... 50 x100 ... on
beach ... single family ... $44,50


his 2BR direct GULFFRONTI Great views and wide sandy walking
complex with beach enhance this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit.
e sandy beach Well-maintained complex with pool, covered parking, A
restaurants. Of- and storage room. Excellent rental opportunity.
in for details. Priced at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan.









maintained Is- TWO GULF FRONTS Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA
'each location, apartment on wide, sandy walking beach. Close to
rage and stor- shopping and restaurants. Perfect investment prop-
Just reduced erty or second home. Offered at $99,900 and j
details. $105,000. Call Dave Moynihan.


T ... 85x
ular views

DNT ... 90
f Bayou ...

LOT ... 100
d for 1-4 BAYOU RESIDENCE Fabulous waterfront home F
with Bayou and Canal frontage. Uniquely tropical A,
the canal setting, spectacular views. Spacious 4BR/4BA home
with open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, and gourmet
ie block to kitchen. Pool, large deck and dock surrounded by ,
)0 lush landscaping. A rare offering at $410,000. Call
Dave Moynihan for details.


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SCommercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy' \Lawn Mowing 9Trimming* Edging
Lan Hauling* By the cut or by the month.
i/ Service 1 .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778-1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
t 7 AND SATISFACTION

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INTERIOR
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We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
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FREE ESTIMATES to remove unwanted trash or
whatever. Don 778-7199.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.

JEWELRY REPAIRS Custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.

MATH PEER TUTOR Gifted, private school, 7th
grade honor student. Completed Algebra 1 & Ge-
ometry. Will tutor K thru 6 in math. Parent super-
vised. Computer games and fun. $5 per hour. Ref-
erences. 778-3171.

CLEANING & MORE I'll clean your home or rental
plus...do those jobs you just don't want to tackle.
Dependable. Ref. available. Lynn 778-5183.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports or to the golf course.
Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-
5476 or 705-1302.
RELIABLE ISLAND COUPLE will tackle your
household chores. Painting, re-screening or clean-
ing screens, windows & blinds. House cleaning and
gardening. Please call Peter or Barbara. 778-7616.


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4
hours. Crowder Brothers Hardware Holmes Beach
778-0999. Bradenton 748-8551.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody,
shampoo-steam, deodorize, living room, dining
room & hall, $34.95. 11 year in the business. No
hidden prices. 794-1278.


VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentiaVCommercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 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 refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, stucco, tile, pavers
& concrete. In business since 1978. Lic #MC00318.
Dave Elliott, 778-5183.
HOME MAINTENANCE, CARPENTRY & RE-
PAIRS. Experienced, reliable, small jobs preferred.
Don Staples 778-0225.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island
references. 779-2129.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $30.
Crowder Brother Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-
0999. Bradenton 748-8551.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 387-8066.
Classified ads get great results in The Islander!


HANDYMAN No job to small. Experienced in home
repairs. Appliances to yard work. Island areas. Ref.
available. 387-0078.

LAWN MAINTENANCE Reasonable rates. Monthly
or weekly. Dependable. 10 years experience. Local
references. Please call Bill at 792-2051.


OWNER FINANCING Small salon. New to area.
Four station Max. Massage room, nail area, full
service salon. Next to Island trailer park on busy
Gulf Drive. 778-6023 leave message.



STILL AVAILABLE for January 1995. Deluxe
beach 2BR/2BA apt., central H/A, W/D. Call Betty
Cole, 779-1213.

1 LG/1 SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, legal,
etc.. Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
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 avail-
able March & April 95. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-
949-3713.

2BR/1 BA DUPLEX 1/2 blk from beach. $1,200 mo.
Available Nov., Dec., March, April. Call 1-813-681-
9656. Leave message, will return call.

HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 elevated duplex.
Close to beach and shopping. Completely fur-
nished. Monthly/seasonal. 778-2114.

NOV/DEC SPECIAL
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
Florida Realty.

SEASONAL Available Jan., Feb. & March. Single
family home in Anna Maria. 3/2, near gulf. $2400/
month. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2/2, canalfront. Available
Jan., Feb. & March. $2400/month. Call Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
AVAILABLE Jan., Feb. & March 2/1 with bayview
in Bradenton Beach. $1700/month. Call Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
UPSTAIRS apartment in Seaside Gardens. 1/1,
available Jan. & Feb. $1300/month. Call Island
Real Estate. 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2/1.5 townhouse apartment on
canal, hardwood floors & great view, $750 month.
Efficiency, sparkling, everything new, $400 month.
1BR, beautiful tile floors, new appliances, $550
month. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria. 778-7244.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1 & 2BR units still available
for '95. Fully furnished. All utilities except L.D.C.'s.
Old Florida Realty Co. 778-3377

NEW RENTAL January. Beautiful gulffront condo.
2/2, comer unit, fabulous views. Great beach, pool,
tennis, elevator. $2,400 month. 778-7652.

RENTAL WANTED for March. Holmes Beach
condo. 3/3 or 2/2 that sleeps 6. Martinique pre-
ferred. Walk to beach, W/D, cable w/pool. Refer-
ences. 516-692-6278.

ANNUAL RENTALS 1/1, $500 month. Large studio
$450 month. Efficiency, $400 month. Gulf view,
Holmes Beach. No pets. Michael Advocate, Betsy
Hills Real Estate, 778-2291.

RENTAL WANTED Jan. thru Mar. One or two BR,
reasonably priced. Call 416-247-1264.


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BEACHFRONT 3/2 elevated home. Large porch with
great gulf view. Furnished. Fully-equipped kitchen. 2
car garage. Anna Maria. Wk/Mo/Sn. 813-225-1500.
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Holmes Beach Profes-
sional Building. $200 per month and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.
ANNUAL LEASE 2/1, bayfront apartment. $450
month. $450 deposit. No pets. 798-3823 or 778-
2619. Available Jan. 1.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/1 duplex. Close to
beach and bay. 104 7th St. S., Bradenton Beach.
723-0430. Leave message.
1/1 APARTMENT Mature individual, non-smoker.
Includes water, air and heat. $425 month. 778-6511.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units wAennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for information. Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 3/2, first floor, newly re-
modeled. No pets. 1st/last/security. $750 month.
404 Clark Drive, Holmes Beach. 358-0048/778-
5057.
FLORIDA ROOM overlooking Gulf. 2/1.5, washer/
dryer, Jan. thru Mar. $4000. 2213 Gulf Dr., N. 778-
5959.

SEASONAL RENTALS Studio, $1200 monthly or
$1000 month (3 or more months). Holmes Beach,
gulf view. 3/2 beautiful home on Bimini Bay w/boat
dock, private garden off master bedroom, available
for months of Jan., $2,500 or 1/2 Jan., $1,700 or
$900 week. Michael Advocate, Betsy Hills Real Es-
tate, 778-2291.

ANNUAL HOUSE LEASE Holmes Beach. 2 block to
Gulf. 2/1, large separate storage, $650 month in-
cludes water & trash pickup. 778-5391.
CANALFRONT HOME North end of Longboat Key.
2BR, W/D, garage, large deck, easy walk to beach.
Available Jan. 1. $2000 month. 383-0639.
LONGBOAT KEY Canalfront home. 2BR. Dec. 26
thru Jan. 1, $400. March/April $1500 mth. 778-3868.
HOLMES BEACH March 1995. Newer, spacious 2/
2.5 elevated duplex. Two blocks to beach. 2 car
garage. 66 th St., Holmes Beach. $2,200. 813-651-
0743 after 7pm.
GULFFRONT CONDO 1/1, ground floor. Fully fur-
nished. Available January only. $1,100. 778-2832.
WEEKLY RENTAL Dec. thru Mar. Fully furnished.
$350. 778-2832.
RENTAL WANTED. Next season. Reasonably priced
condo in Playa Encantada or Anna Maria Island Club.
Dec. 16 thru Dec. 30. Non-smokers. 778-8361.
HOLMES BEACH Nicely furnished 2/1 duplex, pic-
turesque view of Gulf. One month minimum $1500.
No pets. 778-2742 evenings.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2/2, $750 month. Very large,
beautiful, total renovation (Mexican tile floors, wet
bar, outdoor fountain and gardens, etc.). 1/2 block
to gulf. No pets. Michael Advocate, Betsy Hills Real
Estate, 778-2291.



EXTRA LARGE 52 X 145 lot in Anna Maria. Great
family area. $79,000. Call Richard Freeman at Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.

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
entrances make this property uniquely $147,500. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $234,500. Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BOATERS! Fabulous Anna Maria canalfront lot with
Tampa Bay access. One of the few left! Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.


ONE OF A KIND deep water canalfront home in
Holmes Beach 6BR/4BA inground pool -
$386,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Es-
tate, 778-6066 for details.
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.
REAL ESTATE WANTED Private party, cash buyer,
quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes Beach area.
798-3981.
PERICO BAY CLUB bayfront condo. 2/2, enclosed
garage and all amenities. $139,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate 778-6066.
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 is per-
fect for income potential or a second home hide-
away! Gulf views & beach access. $197,500. Call
Richard Freemen 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 Es-
tate, 778-6066.
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 Gulf view, large 2BR/2.5,
huge closets, decorator wall unit, four decks, com-
munity 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 Estate, 778-6066.
TOWNHOUSE steps to beach, 3/3, cocktail pool &
deck, dream kitchen & more. $199,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
GULFFRONT COMPLEX of Waters Edge features
this 2/2 unit with all amenities. Great location and
rental history. $153,900. Call Yvonne Higgins at Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
CONDO WANTED At Anna Maria Island Club or
Playa Encantada. Southern exposure. Reasonably
priced. 309-347-3228 or 778-8361.
REAL ESTATE WANTED Retired? Cash flow prob-
lems? Want to sell gulffront condo or Island home
with option to lease back? Must be in good condition
and reasonably priced. 309-347-3228 or 778-8361.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO 2/1, garage with W/D.
New carpet, paint, wallpaper & verticals. White ap-
pliances. Walk to beach and restaurants. $72,900.
Owner 798-3981.




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DEADLINE:
MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
UP TO 21 words $5.00 minimum. $1.50 for
seven additional words. Classified ads for
businesses are $6.50 for 21 words. $2.00 per
additional line. Box: $2.00. Ads must be paid
in advance. Write it up and bring it in or mail
to 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
We're between D. Coy Ducks and Chez Andre
in the Island Shopping Center.
More information: 778-7978.


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Owner. Darnell & David 778-3565 125 Bridge Sti==

ECONOMY CONSTRUCTION
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S* Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
S* Additions and Remodeling
Call Don Tarantola RC0045125-RG005850-PEoo002374 778-9244

* KILTS PIANO STUDIO
ENROLL NOW for Private Music Instruction
Piano or Keyboard Youth to Adult
Instruction at 6608 Marina Drive
Paulette Kilts Holmes Beach (813) 778-3788

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778-6201
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Bruce Collins Since 1991


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Cardiovascular Exercises
Nutritional Advice* Muscle Toning & Body Sculpting
Stretching Program Individuals or Groups
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Bonner Presswood
Paul Root
Mark Ratliff
June Alder
Bob Ardren
Bud Atteridge
Jan Barnes
Mike Carver
Pat Copeland
Joy Courtney
Doug Dowling
Jack Egan
David Futch
Mike Heistand
Kristy Hatfield
Heather Jacobsen
Dolores Knutson
Mary Stockmaster
Darla Tingler
Helen White
Katharine Wight


lWe wish you a very HEal|py Holhiay!


DIRECT GULF VIEW & BEAUTIFUL
SUNSETS This 2Bed/2Bath has pool sauna.
elevator under unii parking and orn ile man-
ager Excellent rental until $167,000 Call Bill
Bowman OIc. 778-2261 or Eves 778-4619


YOU'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS in his
elegant Tarripa Bailrori home 3Bed/2Bath wath
atrium in living room Large lanai 2 car garage,
attached sludio/workshop $390.000 Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones Eves 778-6791 or 778-4891


PUT THIS GREAT CONDO ON YOUR
GIFT LIST! 3Bed/2Bath Turnkey furnished with
Gull vieo s E. rental history $224.900 Call John Green Cfc
778-2261 or Eves 778-3167


LARGE TOWNHOUSE ON LAGOON Lower
level is finished to 2Bedroom & laundry room
making a total of 4 Bedroom/2Bath Upgraded
kitchen. barber carpet A real Santa Special at
$136,000 Call Bobye Chasey 778-2261


NORTH POINT HARBOUR 3Bed/2Balh on SANTA WILL BE SURE TO FIND YOU in
deep water canal with dock Vaulted ceiling in this 2Pedj2Bath Gulf front condo' IJice top lloor
great room, covered porch & patio A perfect unit vertical blinds, all appliances, under bldg
home for your holiday entertaining $329.900 Call parking $178.000 Call Helen While OCc 778-
Mary Ann Schmn-id Eves 778-4931 2261 or Eves 778-6956


Helen
" White -
Broker/Salesman I
778-6956 .




Helen is originally from New York
State, but has called the Island
"Home" for over 34 years. She
loves the laid-back life and hopes
the Island never loses it's residen-
tial quality. Call Helen at 778-6956

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SANTA WILL SAIL RIGHT UP TO YOUR
DOCK at this spacious 3Bed/2Bath home on
deep water canal & across street from 2nd fair-
way of Key Royale Golf Course. $279,000 Call
Hal Gillihan OIc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-2194


WESTBAY COVE PREMIER ISLAND LOCATION
* $134,900 Unit 128 2/2 first floor corner unit. dome ceil-
ing in kitchen, Iresh paint. pool view
* $141.900 Unit 115 22 first floor. corner unit overlook-
ing pool. dome ceiling in kitchen.
* $142 500 Unit 113 2/2 first floor corner unit with view
of Bay from all window dome ceiling in kichrien bierber car-
pel & ceramic tile glass entry extended living room
Enjoy the pool, tennis. lush landscape & great location.
Close to shopping. restaurants. banks, churches & lust
steps to the beach Call Bob or Lu Rhoden -
Olc. 778-2261 or Eves 778-2692
WESTBAY COVE SOUTH
* $119,500 Unit 26 2/2 second floor. view of intraccastal
Watch morning sun rise over tl-ie Bay
Same great amenities as Westbay Cove'
Call Bobye Chase' Olc. 778-2261 or Eves 778-1532


SEE THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS from mhis
unal ,,lh fabulous ba/irorlt view of Anna Maria &
A M Bridge fully furnished 2Bed/2Balh condo
Light & bnght v.ih lots of mirrors. $152,000 Call
Ro.se Schr.oerr Cic 778-2261 or Eves 778-77e0


FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week

SEASONAL RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE
Perico Bay Club and Island from $1,200 mo.

ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club $850
Island In The Sun 1/2 mo. FREE! 600 mo.
2500 Gulf Dr. Gulffront 2/2 $1,400 mo.


Call (813) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665


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