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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE BEST NEWSPAPER) ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


Request to serve alcohol at beach cafe goes flat


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
With only one council member in favor of beer and
wine with meals at the Cafe on the Beach, it appears the
request won't get the Holmes Beach City Council's
okay at its Jan. 3 meeting.
In October P.S. Beach Associates, the concession-
aires, made the request for a special exception to serve
beer and wine with meals at the cafe at Manatee County
Public Beach. They said the county's parks and recre-
ation department had received many requests for the


Mystery pig


finale:


'Lucy' is living


happily on a


farm
By Dave Viens
Special to The Islander Bystander
Editor's note: The saga of the mysterious Palma
'Sola Causeway pig is now over with its capture last
week and subsequent relocation to a Manatee County
farm. Dave and Liz Viens played a key role in helping
capture the animal.
It was about six to eight weeks ago that we noticed
the pig. It was across from Flamingo Cay and roamed
the edges of the woods from the causeway to the
bridge. At first she was only visible once or twice a
week in the early morning hours, then she became more
visible as she became more accustomed to the sur-
roundings. It was at this time that my wife, Liz, who is
involved with over 20 different animal causes, became
concerned for the pig's safety.
As the pig became more comfortable with being
outside the security of the woods, she started to wan-
der closer to the highway in search of food. We were
concerned and called Bradenton police. They had us
show them where the pig was, and we called Wildlife
Rescue as well. Neither the police nor Wildlife Rescue
had any success on that evening. Anyway, someone
said the pig was part of a family unit, so Wildlife Res-
cue decided to leave it alone.
Despite the rumor of there being a pig family, there
was never a confirmed sighting of any other pigs. It
seemed ridiculous to think that no other siblings or a
mother pig were ever seen. Besides that, she did not have
the physical characteristics of a wild pig as we know it.
As weeks passed it became evident that one of sev-
eral scenarios would play out either she would be hit
by a car, killed by some uncaring person as a prank, or
caught and relocated to a safe place. As more and more
people became aware of her, the greater the chances of
the first two appeared likely.
At that point, my wife began feeding her pears on a
daily basis. We initially did this
on the edge of the woods and -"
later in the safety of the woods.
After a week of this we called
Wildlife Rescue back and told
them there were no other pigs
and that she was in danger.
Several days before our
second call to Wildlife Rescue,
she had been hit by a car and .- .
bore the scars of the accident. '.. ,, ,,.
My wife arrived moments af-
ter she had been hit, and at- The Causeway Pig, Lu
tempted to catch her with the awaiting transportation
assistance of a passer-by. It Bradenton farm. Phot
was evident a net would not
work, and that's why we called Wildlife Rescue again.
Wildlife Rescue is a great organization, and the fol-


beverages and that the county is willing to allow the
practice at specifically designated recreation centers.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer, owner of Duffy's Tav-
ern, favored the request. She cited previously stated
council concerns about alcohol being served at a fam-
ily oriented beach area.
"You say it's a family related place. Duffy's has
been in business 45 years and I think Duffy's is a fam-
ily related place," she said. "Kids come into Duffy's
but you have to be 21 to get alcohol. I see no problem
with people having a beer with their hamburgers."


lowing day they arrived with a large cage with an auto-
matic tripping device. We had baited the area earlier in the
day, and we waited for an hour or so with no luck. We then
moved the cage to the grassy area away from the woods
and the pig came close but would not enter.
Wildlife Rescue placed the cage back in the woods
and stayed late into the night waiting. In the very early
morning hours of the morning the little pig entered the trap
baited with pears, potatoes, tomatoes and other food, and


was caught. The trap did not hurt the
animal, and is very spacious (in fact,
Ellie Smith, president of Wildlife
Rescue, climbed all the way into the
trap while baiting it and there was still
room for another person).
We were on the early morning
watch and found the pig and called
Wildlife Rescue. The pig was
scared and you could clearly see
that she had been hit by a car, as she
had a gash on her right shoulder.
We put a blanket over the cage and
waited for Wildlife Rescue.
Despite their having been up
half the night and having to get up


.




cy, photographed
n to an east-
SCourtesy Liz Viens


early for work, Ellie's husband, Larry, got Ellie and met
us at the site. They loaded the pig up and took her to


Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said that people
who drink beer and wine at the beach will be getting in
their cars and driving with "some degree of impairment
creating an obvious increased potential for death, injury
and property damage. I don't think Holmes Beach or
Manatee County wants that liability."
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said
she does not favor putting limitations on businesses but
"this is a concession stand on the county public beach.
PLEASE SEE BEACH BOOZE, PAGE 2


their place for treatment, and then later to a farm for
adoption where she will be guaranteed security and
a worry-free life no slaughter.
It was confirmed that the pig was a 3- to 5-
month-old female. We were all relieved to see her in
that cage and on her way to a safer environment.
Although area residents called her "Bacon Bits,"
we were calling her "Lucy" because she was so funny
looking and had red hair like Lucille Ball. Whatever her
name, area residents should know she is now safe.

1994 in review:
see page 8


MERRY CHRISTMAS ANNA MARIA!
Anna Maria residents
"~ ~"' received a Christmas
surprise from the city's
beautification commit-
Stee -11 new trees for
S"": :-the city hall area, all of
which were wrapped
Sf ,. ~-with bright red bows.
Committee Chairman
Mike Miller said he
purchased the trees
with $600 from the sale
Sof plants at the recent
J- arts and crafts fair in
Holmes Beach plus
donations. Five cab-
bagepalms, one
sporting a Christmas
"' card from beautifica-
tion volunteers, now
line the Gulf Drive
approach to city hall
-" ~ The other six trees are
~" -.. .. -.-r planted around the city
c'i' hall building. From left
Anna Maria Beautifica-
tion committee volun-
teers Howard
Burkhead, Mike Miller,
.Ed Brown, Ruth
Burkhead and Diane
Caniffadd the finishing
,touch tofive cabbage
S, palms they planted on
GulfDrive in front of
city hall Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions .......................................... ............ 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Anna Maria tides........................................ 25
Real estate................................................. 26


NEWS & HAPPENINGS FOR DECEMBER 29, 1994






HIm PAGE 2 DECEMBER 29, 1994 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Density amendment needs further research


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff, cit-
ing concerns over court challenges, recommended fur-
ther research on the city's proposed charter amendment
to require a city-wide referendum for any density in-
crease at last week's council meeting.
At its Dec. 6 meeting, council passed on first read-
ing an ordinance to have the charter amendment placed
on the March ballot for voter approval. Second reading
is scheduled for Jan. 3.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore and Council
Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard, working indepen-
dently, became concerned about the possible ramifica-
tions of Florida Supreme Court decisions on the city's
amendment. One court decision found that certain
types of land use decisions are quasi-judicial in nature
and should be conducted in a quasi-judicial atmo-
sphere. Another decision forbids communication be-
tween elected officials and their constituents on quasi-
judicial matters.
Reichard said the previous week she took an insti-
tute of government course in Tampa in which the one
decision was discussed.
"Because of the Snyder case, any land use, zoning
or density issues have to be done in a public hearing,"
she explained. "You have to have expert witnesses, you
have to have cross examination and if anyone chal-
lenges the decision that the board makes, you have to
have verbatim records from a court stenographer."
Reichard said taking a density request to a vote would


Anna Maria

election draws

new, familiar

faces
By Bonner Presswood
With all but one seat on the dias to fill, the
election in Anna Maria has brought hopefuls -
candidates out of the woodwork.
With the retirement of Mayor Ray Simches,
who served a six-year reign, the lock on the top seat
was relinquised and two commissioners are in the
race.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney and In-
terim Mayor Max Znika have both filed papers to
run for the one-year unexpired term as mayor.
For commissioner, incumbent Doug Wolfe
will seek re-election as well as former commis-
sioner George McKay. Leon Kramer, the unsuc-
cessful challenger in the last election for the
mayor seat, is running for commissioner.
Other candidates qualifying for commission
seats include political newcomers Michael W.
Bartles, a business development manager at Staff
Leasing in Sarasota, Lawrence M. "Mike" Doyle,
currently unemployed, and Mark Ratliff, fea-
tures writer for The Islander Bystander.
Voter registration for the Feb. 14 election is
open through Jan. 16.


circumvent this process and her teacher in the course, an
attorney, said the city's density amendment would likely
be challenged in a lawsuit She said she favors further
research before a second vote on the amendment.
Petruff said to the extent that density changes could
be construed to be land use decisions, in the most con-
servative interpretation of the Snyder decision, it would
be more proper to have all of the debate on the issue in
a public hearing.
"It's a developing area of case law," said Petruff.
"No case poses this particular question. The answer to
this question may only come as the result of a court
challenge. We don't want the City of Holmes Beach to
be a test case. Whenever we are asked a question where
there could be a gray area, we are going to err on the
side of the conservative one."
Petruff explained the potential for challenge, "Un-
der the law, zoning decisions are supposed to be based
on evidence that is presented at the time someone
comes before your elected officials and makes a re-
quest. There would be a public hearing.
"You interject another step into that process by
saying that anyone who wants to increase density must
have the vote of 51 percent of the population. That
basically makes it a popularity contest. You're no
longer basing the decision on the evidence. Perhaps
there is no way to get the evidence to all of the voters
of the city."
Councilman Luke Courtney asked if the rulings
would apply if the change is district-wide. Petruff said
if the change is district-wide, it is legislative in nature,


but if the request is for a specific piece of property, it
is quasi-judicial; however, a charter amendment would
include all requests.
When asked why the ordinance had grown to nine
pages since the first reading, Petruff said she added
implementation procedures.
"You need to know what to do when a citizen
walks in and asks for a referendum to increase density,"
she pointed out.
Resident Bob VanWagoner said, "The right of the
people to determine their destiny and environment is
still valid and nobody can challenge that. We are get-
ting too complicated. This is a simple matter of chang-
ing the charter. We have certain powers as a municipal-
ity. This is not the Snyder case. You are doing a nor-
mal legislative matter. The people simply want the
right to take a vote on limiting the density of this city
and that's their right."
Resident Bill Mullon admonished council, "Don't
go into writing your rules for this town based on fear
of a lawsuit."
Resident Roy Nystrom said decisions on density
should be made by the council, not through referendum.
"I voted for you to make decisions," he said.
"You're going to get all the information, I'm not. You
are in the position to make the right decisions. If you
don't, it's up to me to get rid of you."
Reichard, Whitmore and Geyer said they will vote:
no on the ordinance on Jan. 3 because they favor fur-
ther research by the attorney. Courtney and Martini
said they will vote in favor of the ordinance.


How they elect 'em in Anna Maria


Recent changes on the Anna Maria dais left the
seat of mayor, along with the seats of three commis-
sioners to be filled in the Feb. 14 city election.
Only Commissioner Chuck Shumard remains on
the commission to continue the second year of his term.
Here's how the changes came about:
Mayor Simches had 14 months remaining in his
two-year term of office when he resigned. According
to the charter, Vice Mayor Max Znika is sworn in as
interim mayor and remains as mayor until the next city
election, Feb. 14. Znika will hold the office until the
swearing in of new officials on Feb. 21. Whoever is
elected mayor will serve for one year (the unexpired
portion of the Mayor Simches' term).
Mayor Max Znika wishes to remain as mayor.
Because state law and the city charter prohibit a person
from holding more than one elected or appointed office
at a time, Znika resigned his commission seat on Fri-
day, Dec. 2. According to state election laws, Znika's
resignation takes effect on Feb. 21, the date he or his
successor will take office as mayor following the Feb.
14 election.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney is also running


for mayor. She is not required to submit a letter of resig-
nation since her commission term expires in February.
As the third highest vote-getter in the last city
election, Doug Wolfe filled the one-year unexpired
term of George McKay who had resigned his commis-
sion seat to run for mayor.
The shuffling leaves us with three commission
seats on the ballot in February. McChesney's and
Wolfe's terms are expired and Znika vacated his com-
mission seat, leaving an unexpired term of one year to
fill.
Anna Maria has what is known as an "at large"
election. In this election, where three seats are up for
grabs, two are for two-year terms, while the third is for
a one-year term. The top two vote-getters will take two-
year seats, while the third-highest vote-getter will settle
into the one-year post.
Candidates had to qualify to run by noon, Dec. 27.
To qualify, candidates were required to submit a num-
ber of documents, including a petition with signatures
of 10 city voters, and a statement of financial interests.
Other forms must be filed on a specific time schedule,
and an election assessment fee must also be paid.


Beach booze
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
This is not a restaurant. Our ordinances say no alcohol
is allowed at the public beach. If we change that and
send out a message to the community that they can
come to the Manatee County Public Beach and drink,
we're changing a real element we have here.'
She said she sees no benefit to the city in granting
the request and feels it would create policing problems.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said the council has
been inundated with letters from people wanting the
council to permit the serving of alcohol but that only a
a few are from Holmes Beach residents.
"This is a subject for Holmes Beach citizens to
decide," she said, "not people from England, Germany, Bn
Bradenton, Longboat Key or New York." Bikes for needy kids.
Councilman Luke Courtney said he sees no reason This collection of bicycles has been donated to the Anna Maria Island Community Center and will soon be in
to change an ordinance for one individual and the ma- the hands of needy Island kids. The bikes have been in the property department of the Holmes Beach Police
jority of residents who called him on the subject are Department and have not been claimed for more than six months, making them eligible for needy Islanders. To
againstthe serving of alcohol-at the cafe.- -------.......... ---find-out more about getting one of the bikes, .callthe.Center, at. Z778-1908Q slider PIhQtp.: R ep(heraheJrW en.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 29, 1994 A PAGE 3 BI


What's your New Year's

resolution?

Here's what some friends, neighbors and visitors said


i ,- .


"Try to be a better "I'm going to try and
person all the way help my mom around
around -just keep the house more."
striving to be better." Faith Chandler, age 10
John "Butch" Chandler Cocoa Beach
Bradenton


"It's just like with a boat
in rough weather- you
get her on top, you keep
her on top and you hold
on and leave the rest to
the Lord That's a good
way to live a life, and
that's always been my
resolution."
"Snooks" Adams
Holmes Beach


I


"To work harder, make
more money and to be
a better neighbor and
friend."
Linda Davis
Holmes Beach


"To be more successfuL"
Marguerite Caldara
Yonkers, New York

By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features
Editor

"Judge not, lest ye be
judged. It's like the old
saying, before you try to
take the splinter out
your brother's eye, take
the timber out of your
own eye."
John Bacich
Anna Maria
(Mr. Bacich is seen here
with his custom license
plate, "MATH 7,"
which refers to the
Biblical advice on
judgment which inspires
his New Year's resolu-
tion.)


Christmas tree

disposal ever

so easy
Thanks to the newly enacted yard waste service by
the county, it's a snap to get rid of your Christmas tree
when the Yule spirit ends. Put it at the curb.
Trees can be put on the curb with other yard waste
on regular yard waste pick-up days in Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
The county suggests that any tree wider than four
feet or heavier than 50 pounds be trimmed down.
In Holmes Beach, yard waste at all residences
south of Manatee Avenue will be picked up on Mon-
days. In Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, yard waste at
all residences north of Manatee Avenue will be picked
up on Thursdays. In Bradenton Beach all yard waste
will be picked up on Saturdays.
Residents of apartments, condominiums and mo-
bile home parks should check with their manager for
the procedure for yard waste and a central bin for trees.
Because of the newly enacted yard waste service,
there will be no special pick-up service this year.


Anna Maria City
1/4, 10 a.m., Staff meeting

Bradenton Beach
None scheduled

Holmes Beach
1/3, 2 p.m., Planning commission
1/3, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
1/4, 5 p.m., Equity Study Commission


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First aid and CPR
for dogs and cats
It's finally here. The Manatee County Chapter of
the American Red Cross announces the arrival of its
new course, First Aid and CPR for dogs and cats.
Yes, you read it right dogs and cats!
With the help of PETsMART and local veterinarian
Dr. Clay Wilson of the Beach Animal Clinic, the Mana-
tee County Chapter has created a course designed to teach
you how to save the life of your pet in an emergency.
You will learn how to resuscitate your pet using the
latest rescue breathing and CPR techniques, and practice
on a life-like dog mannequin which will show you the
proper placement of hands, rate of compressions, etc.
The course will also cover such topics as bug bites,
restraints, bandaging and splints, heat stroke, poisoning,
eye, bone and joint injuries and much more. You will have
the chance to practice many of the techniques discussed.
Each student also receives his or her own first aid
manual, ideal as a reference guide in an emergency. It
also has great suggestions on such topics as traveling
with your pet, first aid supplies and hurricane prepared-
ness for your pet.
The course registration fee is $25, and $5-off cou-
pons are available courtesy of PETsMART -just stop
by their store on 14th St. W. and Cortez Rd.
The course is offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first
Saturday of each month.
Call the chapter at 792-8686 for information and
registration.

Democratic club to hold
meeting Jan. 2
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will hold
its first 1995 meeting at noon on Monday, Jan. 2, at the
Anchorage Restaurant in Anna Maria City.
Bob VanWagoner of Holmes Beach will speak on
"A Light at the End of the Bridge." New bylaws pro-
viding for a broad membership on the club's Board of
Directors and chairmanships of seven standing com-
mittees will be presented for adoption.
The club's first stated purpose is to "stimulate ac-
tive interest in political and government affairs."
The public is invited to attend. The luncheon costs
$6 per person.
For information call Frances Smith-Williams at
778-6284.

Bingo returns to
St. Bernard Jan. 4
If you've been missing those weekly bingo games
at St. Bernard Catholic Church, fret no more they're
coming back soon.
Beginning Jan. 4, the games will resume, with
"early bird" bingo starting at 6 p.m., and regular bingo
starting at 7 p.m. The games will be every Wednesday
from then on.
This year bingo will be smoke free.
St. Bernard Church is located at 248 South Harbor
Dr. in Holmes Beach.

County blood bank low
The Manatee County Blood Bank has an urgent
need for blood donations.
Blood bank technical director Barbie Goodman
said the facility has no A-positive or O-positive blood
on its shelves as of Dec. 19.
"O-positive blood is especially needed because it
can be used for any positive-type blood recipients,"
Goodman said.
Blood bank officials are asking that donors give
blood as soon as possible. The Blood Center will be
closed Monday, Jan. 1, but will be open from 8 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The center is at 216 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton,
746-7195. A satellite center is at HCA/ L. W. Blake
Hospital in Room 481, 2020 59th St. W., Bradenton,
798-6561.

Rotary Club to meet
The Island Rotary Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan.
2, at 6 p.m. at Crabby Bill's restaurant in Holmes
Beach.
Architect Gene Aubry will speak.
All Rotarians are welcome to attend.


Artists Guild welcomes
Island speaker Jan. 2
Donna Harris, manager of The Brain Gym in
Holmes Beach, will speak on "Mind Styles and Map-
ping',"during the Monday, Jan. 2, meeting of the Artists
Guild. The guild will meet at its gallery located at 5414
Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed
by the meeting at 7 p.m. The installation of new offic-
ers is also scheduled.
The public is invited to attend. For more informa-
tion, call 778-6694.

Island Kiwanians
ring bells for Santa
Members of Anna Maria Island Kiwanis and
friends of Kiwanis rang the bells for the Salvation
Army at three Island locations last week. Through the
generosity of Island residents, the Kiwanians collected
over $1,900 for the many causes the Salvation Army
supports.
Thirty-nine substitute Santas "rang the bell" for the
Army at three volunteered locations Island Foods,
First Union Bank and the Anna Maria Post Office.
The Rev. Jim Meena collected the most money with
a total of over $75. Meena encouraged donors by playing
Christmas music on his trumpet and also singing.
The Salvation Army and the Kiwanis Club thank
the residents of Anna Maria Island for their generosity.

Pedota elected vp of
Stetson fraternity
J. Max Pedota, son of Carmen and Frank Pedota of
Anna Maria City, was recently elected vice-president of
the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Stetson University.


Help others with tax
returns through VITA
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, is looking for
volunteers to help taxpayers with their tax returns.
VITA assists individuals who have problems prepar-
ing their own returns and cannot afford assistance.
VITA helps these people fill out Form 1040EZ,
Form 1040A, and a basic Form 1040. They also answer
tax questions. Assistance is provided at locations such
as community centers, libraries and churches.
VITA instructors and training materials are pro-
vided free by the IRS. Training is conducted at a loca-
tion convenient for volunteers and instructors and takes
place in December and January.
Volunteers can be used in many different way,
from site organization to working with the taxpayer.

Maschek completes
national law course
Linda J. Maschek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. J.
Maschek of Holmes Beach, has completed the Admin-
istrative Law: Fair Hearing course held at the National
Judicial College in Reno, Nev.
Maschek is currently a member of the Illinois De-
partment of Public Health administrative court in Chi-
cago, Ill.
The Judicial College was featured on the television
program "60 Minutes" as the leading national training
and education course for trial judges since the college
was founded in 1963.
Approximately 55,000 certificates have been is-
sued to graduates including U.S. Supreme Court Jus-
tices Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter.


Christmas is
red, green and
Brownies
SResidents of Freedom
1, Village were treated last
J~ '-, H week to a Christmas play
'presented by the Island's
own Brownie Troop.
Photo courtesy of Mary
Mazza




Second term begins at
Education Center
Registration is going on now for the second term
at The Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
Longboat Key, for the term beginning Monday, Jan. 9.
The center is also host is annual Open House on
Thursday, Jan. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited
to attend.
For a free brochure listing all courses, call 383-8811.


Mote's lecture series kicked off
by shark talk
In celebration of Mote Marine Laboratory's 40th
anniversary, the organization's lecture series,
"Monday Night at Mote," will kick off Tuesday, Jan.
2, with a lecture by Mote's founding director and
world-renowned shark biologist, Dr. Eugenie Clark.
The lecture series will continue every Monday night
through April 3 and will feature eminent scientists
and fascinating speakers. Reservations are required
for all attending. For reservation and ticket informa-
tion, call 388-4441, ext. 567.

Radio pioneers host New
York broadcaster
John A. Gambling, second generation host of New
York's "Rambling With Gambling" long-time radio
show on Station WOR, will speak to the Florida Broad-
cast Pioneers on Friday, Jan. 6.
The luncheon meeting is open to all members and
interested persons. It will be held at the Forest Lakes
Country Club Restaurant, 2401 Beneva Rd., Sarasota,
at 12 noon.
The cost is $10 per person and reservations may be
made by calling Rusty Russell at 747-3212 or Wallie
Dunlap at 795-0961.

New students may register
for spring term at MCC
Registration has begun for new and returning stu-
dents who wish to attend Spring Term 1995 classes at
Manatee Community College campuses in Bradenton.
Day and evening classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Admissions and registration offices are open 8 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Tuesday,
Jan. 10. Offices close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, except for
Jan 6, when hours will be extended until 7 p.m. The
term ends May 2.
For more information, call the MCC Admissions
office on the Bradenton Campus at 755-1511, ext.
4234.






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Spacious lobby
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T-end canal docks to be subject of special session


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Council set a special
work session on Jan. 31 to discuss ownership of T-end
canal docks from the 72nd to the 75th Street blocks of
Marina Drive.
The city's recent removal of nine unsafe docks re-
ignited an eight-year controversy on the question.

Water conservation
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A water conservation video, "Water Saved Is
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Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez said that on
three T-end canals north of 72nd Street, parties do not
have deeds to the docks they are using and do not pay
taxes on them. All docks are on city property, he noted,
and the city has the authority to remove those consid-
ered unsafe.
Councilman Luke Courtney said, "We should for-
mulate a plan for proceeding on this. Councils have
discussed this since 1985 and nothing has been re-
solved. I recommend a public hearing in January to get
all the input from the citizens and to make them aware
of the city's concerns."
He said the city can appoint a committee from
those in attendance at the hearing to study the issue.
Resident Joe DePaola said, "Asking all the citizens of
Holmes Beach is not the answer. It's not the business of
every citizen in Holmes Beach. It's the business of the
residents of Bay Palms subdivision. People bought those
homes because they had boat slips. I have a deed."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said there are prob-


ably many more deeds than docks.
After looking at DePaola's deed, Petruff said, "The
deed tells you that the grantor is granting you whatever
rights to a boat slip he received under his deed. The
deed needs to be traced back to its root title to deter-
mine if the original grantor, the developer, had any
right to grant that. If the developer had already dedi-
cated the canal and the area around the T's to the city
and it was accepted by the city, then the mere fact it's
on a deed doesn't mean he had a legal right to do it."
She said in order for the developer to deed anything
he had to have the final plat approved by the city and
the dedications should be on that document. She said
it would be typical procedure for the streets, right of
ways and canals to be dedicated.
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said the
city needs a count of residents who want to lease or
own docks.
Courtney said there are about 400 homes in the
Bay Palms Subdivision and about 78 docks.


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Winter residents returning to Anna Maria have been
pleased by the renovations to the city's old post office, said
Postmaster Ron Smith. The work was completed.Nov. 7
and included replacing old boxes, adding new boxes, add-
ing a new lobby and removing walls.
"The main point of confusion for returning resi-
dents is the new location of the customer service lobby,
but they find it pretty quickly," said Smith.
He said the major advantages are the increase in
efficiency for postal employees, the spacious customer
service lobby and the increase in lobby space where the
boxes are located.
"The two months (of work) were a real headache,"
noted Smith. "The only thing that saved us was the at-
titude of the customers. They were a postmaster's
dream. The clerks were great too."
Smith also praised the construction company,
Darcon, for completing the work as customers continu-
ously walked through the construction site.
Smith said 1,400 boxes were replaced and 235
added for a total of 2,134. Currently about 1,900 boxes
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Then the lights went on
If you read last week's opinion in this spot, you
may think this is a repeat. Like deja vu.
But no. There's more to the story.
The Longboat Key town commission is seriously
considering restricting the use of their north/south thor-
oughfare to the trolley which begins its route from
Anna Maria Island to St. Armands Circle (via
Longboat Key) next week.
In order to do so, the consensus of the commission
is that the town should draft a resolution saying that
they would like to own the road if future maintenance
costs could be arranged with DOT.
The director of the local Metropolitan Planning
Organization, the guru of transportation in Sarasota and
Manatee counties reportedly told Longboat, "If you get
the road, you get the bridges."
Longboat Commissioner Ray Metz says, "It might
be nice to have tolls."
Look out Longboat the road, the bridge and the
toll may go both ways.
But wait. Are SAM members listening? Did the
light go on yet?
If the DOT plans to return roadways to municipali-
ties, and they listed State Road 789 as a potential for
the plan, perhaps Island officials should gather their
wagons in a circle and propose the same for the length
of 789 on Anna Maria.
This state road not only runs through Longboat
Key but from Bradenton along Manatee Avenue to
Anna Maria Island, and then south through Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Is it possible the Anna Maria Island Bridge on
Manatee Avenue goes with the roadway? Could we
finally control our destiny and maintain the character
of the Island, thwarting DOT's plan for a 65-foot
bridge by simple means of ownership?
It all sounds way too easy but if it works out, we'll
have Longboat Key to thank for leading the way.

Looking forward
to 1995
It's been a good year for the newspaper. Steady
growth always topping last year's sales, issue after
Issue. Great news coverage, people stories and photo-
graphs by our top-notch team have proved to be the
success and pride of The Islander Bystander.
We also realize it wouldn't be possible without a
great community of contributors and readers.
In this spirit we sincerely wish everyone best
wishes for the coming new year.


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Wedge widens between locals
and 'others'
"Stir it up" is a great name for the column featured
in The Islander Bystander, especially the one that ap-
peared in your Dec. 1 issue which mentioned Crabby
Bill's restaurant offering memberships into a "VIP
Locals' Club."
I'm so tired after 18 years of wintering on Anna
Maria Island to be constantly reminded of the wide
expanse between the "locals" and the rest of us who
come down for the winter.
Someone is always trying hard to drive the wedge
deeper. We love and care for the Island, pay taxes and
buy food, clothes, gas and fishing licenses to fish on the
piers and waterways.
I'm sure that the extra traffic for "locals" is awful
- it isn't very pleasant for us, either but most of the
"locals" have forgotten that they also come from some-
where else.
Can't we just all learn to live together and enjoy the
beauty of the Island?
We don't rant and rave when all the tourists and
deer hunters and fishermen come to Michigan in the
summer and fall.
M. L Coughlin, Saginaw, Mich.

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

Lost and found the holiday spirit
As Christmas Day wanes, I sit alone wondering
why I have lost the feeling that used to envelop me as
a child. Quite possibly it all started when the belief in
Santa Claus was lost. Just one in a long list of broken
hopes and dreams.


At 28,1 I am a member of what others have deemed
as Generation X. A generation lost in divorce and vio-
lence, trying to find themselves in the ruins of what life
is supposed to be.
Thinking back, I can remember Christmases as a
child filled with all the joy and happiness that the holi-
days are believed to bring. As the memories draw
closer in time, it seems as though the good memories
melt into a pool of bad.
While the tension in the family built, the joy turned
to pain. Christmas become a competition of love and
loyalty. The selfless love that Christmas should bring
was reduced to a selfish game between adults trying to
trick their subconscious into believing their efforts
were out of love and not hate.
It really is no wonder that the suicide rate jumps
during the holidays. While the pressures of everyday
life become magnified, as the instilled notion of the
holiday collides with reality, confusion and hopeless-
ness can become overwhelming. It is this that I have
come to know during this time of the year.
This year is different though. Having lost the con-
ventional family, I now find myself surrounded by the
best family of friends anyone could ask for. You see the
spirit of Christmas is alive in the love that we share. It
is a feeling that is rooted in compassion and under-
standing, the way it should be. Each of them continu-
ally ask, "What do you want for Christmas?" and my
reply is always the same nothing.
For what they do not know is everyday is like
Christmas to me when they are around. They feed me
every day with all the love, hope and strength that I
need to make it through that day and not become an-
other holiday statistic.
This is the greatest gift that anyone could give -
themselves. For this I am eternally grateful and would
like to wish each of them all the peace, love and hap-
piness that their hearts and souls can hold, along with
a promise that I will always be there for them with open
arms ready to give, an open mind, an ear to listen, and
a heart full of love.
Merry Christmas to all and may all of your hopes
and dreams for the New Year come true.
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Part 7, The War of 1898
by June Alder


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It was a mob scene at Port Tampa as the troops embarked for Cuba.

THE LONG, HOT WAIT


For two days excursion boats
packed with excited sight-seers had
bobbed in the waters around the Anna
Maria Island, waiting to give a good
"send off" to the American boys bound
for Cuba. Six steamers including the
big red sidewheeler Gussie, veteran of
many a gun-running mission to Cuba -
had rendezvoused at Egmont Key by
sunset June 7. But the next day they all
hightailed it back up the bay, accompa-
nied by gunboats.
What had happened? The troopers
aboard the ships, as well as the 75 news-
paper correspondents going along for
the ride, were mystified.
Rumors were soon afloat to account
for the holdup. The seven fortunate
newspapermen chosen to go on General
Shafter's ship the Seguranca (the others
were consigned to less comfortable digs
on the hospital ship Olivette) heard that
Spanish destroyers were attempting to
enter the Bay to attack the American
vessels a chilling prospect.
There was some trutl to, this rumor,
it seemed. The War Department ordered
Shafter to halt the expedition because
Spanish warships had been spotted near
Key West, along the route the troop
ships would be taking.
For the men on the ships the misery
to come would make the discomforts of
camp life at Tampa seem like a Boy
Scout outing.
For five days the 36 steamships
idled at anchor in upper Tampa Bay,


while the troops sweated day and night
in their thick flannel shirts, woolen
trousers and cowhide boots. They
played cards, wrote letters home and
fished to keep themselves occupied. As
time dragged by, to cool off they swam
between the ships, undeterred by the
sharks lurking in the garbage-polluted
water. The stench of dirty men and dy-
ing mules below deck at night was
added torture.
One after another the ships had to
pull in at the long wharf to take on food
and water and unload the dead and
nearly dead animals. But when the
Army rations of "fresh beef' were
opened they were so rotten that the men
threw the cans overboard.
"We are in a sewer, a canal which
is festering as if it were Havana har-
bor," Rough Rider leader Teddy
Roosevelt wrote to his friend Cabot
Lodge. "The steamer on which we are
contains nearly 1,000 men, there being
room for about 500
comfortably....Several companies are
down in the lower hold, which is un-
pleasantly suggestive of the Black Hole
of Calcutta....I doubt if Cuba is much
more unhealthy than the low coast of
Florida now."
Morale wasn't helped when the
troops left behind, resentful and rest-
less, stirred up trouble at the port. They
looted a British vessel of coconuts and
bananas while troops on the ships
hooted at theih and taunted the police.
Some soldiers jumped ship to visit the
girls at "Last Chance City."
Incredibly, it took three days to fig-
ure out that the "Spanish warships"
were actually five American ships out
on patrol. Then it took another day to
restock the ships with decent rations
and fresh water. ,'
By the time the fleet shoved off on
June 13 the troopers were sp sick with
dysentery and various fevers they no
longer cared when and where they were
going. They hardly had the strength to
wave to the few "good time girls" who
shouted good-bye from the wharf.
Disease would prove to be far more
deadly to the U.S. troops than Spanish
bullets.

Next: Hail and farewell


Rough Riders and several black
cavalry troops had to leave their
horses behind.


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To begin a review of 1994, we must digress to the
final week of 1993.
No doubt about it, bridges beat all comers for
controversy and remains at the top of the list of top
topics of the year.
While The Islander Bystander has reported on the
issue of a replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue over
the past year, recent articles in area newspapers pitting
all sides punctuate the devisive situation.
Seems most folks 'round these here parts are
against a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge that in all
likelihood will do for Anna Maria Island what one did
for Estero Island and Fort Myers Beach turn a com-
munity into a carnival.
But and it's a big but the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation has millions allotted for the
Big One and we're likely to get the Big One whether
we like it or not. DOT District Secretary David May
said, "We will build that bridge."
The "He Coon" in Tally says he's staying out of
the fray. But with family interests in two popular Is-
land restaurants and a third on Longboat Key, it's
likely Gov. Lawton Chiles is in favor of more tourist
traffic through our fair hamlet. And quoting Hamlet,
"To be or not to be. That is the question."
No. I think the question is a matter of "When?"
Running a close second in story-of-the-year cat-
egory was the assault on Florida's net fishermen by
conservation groups bent on banning gill net fishing
from Florida waters.
The well-heeled sportfishing group, Florida Con-
servation Association, got enough signatures to put to
a November vote the constitutional amendment ban-
ning net fishing. At the same time, approval of the
amendment is expected to force thousands of com-
mercial netters, including many Cortezians, into giv-
ing up a way of life familiar to them and their fami-
lies for more than a century. Florida voters passed the
amendment by an astounding 71 to 29 percent with the
ban taking effect in July.
Vacations not the Disney kind but rather alley
and street vacations in Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach produced continuing controversy and a
flurry of lawsuits. Density in the motel zone contin-
ued to be the topic of many heated discussions in
Holmes Beach.

DECEMBER 1993
Dec. 30, 1993 Outdoor perspective writer Bob
Ardren brought into play No. 2 on the controversy list.
The Save Our Sealife (SOS) campaign to ban gill net-
ting in Florida's inshore waters made sparring partners
of sport fishermen and commercial netters in a sad tale
of Hatfields versus McCoys fighting over fishing
stocks. Tallahassee legislators and the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission failed to address the problem,
providing little leadership and no solutions.
Florida legislators felt the strong-arm lobby of the
powerful and coffer-rich Florida Conservation Asso-
ciation as well as Florida Sportsman magazine and
shied away from doing anything about the decline.
Floridians saw the FCA gather enough signatures
to put the net ban to a vote as a constitutional amend-
ment. The Florida Marine Fisheries Commission, for-
ever a political body of the governor and Cabinet,
waffled as they have waffled for the past decade in
dealing with the issue.
But I digress, which is exactly the point.
Voters approved the measure by a whopping 71
to 29 percent following a political campaign of absurd
concerns and facts that would have rivaled a Huey
Long campaign. Republicans and Democrats never
fought a heavyweight fight like this one.
With the victory (?), a part of Florida will forever
be lost. Cortezians, Placidians, Bokellians, Cedar
Keyans and Conchs and the rest of what everyone
came to Florida to experience, will disappear when the
constitutional anmendmint takes affec.'.


Could this example of the Ringling Causeway
replacement bridge be similar to the proposed
replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge?
'Tis a sad statement on our times when consider-
ing Cortezians settled this part of the Sunshine State,
dealing with heat, rattlesnakes, heat, mosquitoes, heat,
no-seeums, and heat before there was any air condition-
ing to beat the heat.
Also in December, Judge Scott Brownell orders the
foreclosure of Shucker's Dockside Grill, formerly Pete
Reynard's Restaurant and now Crabby Bill's. Trouble
began for Shucker's owner David Rittoff when a law-
suit filed by Anthony A. Tatakis and Eleanor Reynard
Tatakis indicated Rittoff failed to make mortgage pay-
ments and owed $1.6 million. The restaurant had been
in business since the early 1950s.
And now, the rest of the headline stories for 1994.

JANUARY
Jan. 6 The Bradenton Beach City Council signs
over two easements to the state to make way for con-
struction of a "roundabout" at Bridge Street and Gulf
Drive. The roundabout, a small traffic circle, is ex-
pected to move traffic more efficiently through the
busy intersection.
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program re-
veals that 26 percent of Sarasota Bay is covered with
seagrass beds. There is a caveat 30 percent of the bay's
turtle grass has been destroyed because of dredge and
fill activities and residential waterfront construction.
Almost 50 percent of Anna Maria Sound is covered
with grass beds. The Florida DOT announces it will
have to destroy almost three acres of these grass beds
in order to build a new bridge to Anna Maria Island.
Jan. 13 Holmes Beach City Council agrees to
pay for a $17,000 engineering study in an effort to
make a decision on repairing the Key Royale Bridge.
Judge Scott Brownell rules that Anna Maria City
has the right to limit the number of establishments al-
lowed to sell alcoholic beverages. Brownell's ruling
comes in the wake of a lawsuit brought in December
by Candy Cain's Restaurant over an ordinance that
makes it unlawful for an establishment to serve alco-
holic beverages within 2,500 feet of another establish-
ment selling alcohol.
Jan. 20 Shucker's becomes Pete Reynard's
again after Eleanor Reynard Tatakis and husband Tony
Tatakis outbid all comers when the restaurant and li-
quor license are sold on the courthouse steps in a fore-
closure sale.
Island Transportation Planning Organization criti-
cizes the proposed 65-foot bridge and threatens a law-
suit to halt construction.
Jan. 27 The seven-acre undeveloped Bean Point
property owned by E.S. Reasoner of Bradenton is put
on the auction block. Named for the first permanent
homesteader on the Island, Bean Point is at the north-
ernmost tip of Anna Maria.
Island elected officials meet on Longboat Key to
explore the idea of creating a barrier island county.
Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie McChesney said,
"The Island cities have never felt we were being heard
in Manatee County." Key West and plenty of other is-
land communities throughout the state have the same
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1994 year-in-review:


big bridges, net ban


top topics






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Cortez native Alcee Taylor points out a few historical artifacts to author Peter Matthiessen as he visited
Cortez in last February. Matthiessen spoke opposing the proposed gill net ban.


CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
communication problem.
Bradenton Beach City Council members agreed to
install a six-foot chain-link fence to block off access to
commercial fishing boats and Anna Maria Sound at
10th Street North.
The Metropolitan Planning Organization refuses to
budge from its position of endorsing a high, fixed-span
bridge for Anna Maria despite eyewitness accounts of
a truck blown over the guardrail on a 65-foot-high span
on the east coast. Meanwhile, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection officials say they may not
issue permits for the bridge, citing environmental dam-
age to seagrass beds.
A 15-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is found
23 miles off Indian Rocks Beach. The shark became
entangled in the gear of a long-line commercial fishing
vessel. It is rare to see them in Florida waters. Closer
to shore, amberjack and mangrove snapper fishing is
picking up.

FEBRUARY
Feb. 3 The state DOT plans to close the Cortez
Bridge in early 1995 for repair rehabilitation, jamming
traffic in the heart of tourist season. Later in the year
DOT agrees to perform the repairs in October 1995.
Anna Maria Commissioner McChesney wants the
commission to consider an ordinance making bicycle bell
use mandatory. Bicyclers would be in violation if they
failed to use their bells to warn pedestrians of their ap-
proach. (Rumors abound that bicycle seatbelts are next)
The nationally acclaimed NAMES Project AIDS
Memorial Quilt swells by 40 new panels in memory of
local residents who have died of AIDS. The quilt has more
than 25,000 panels and is a memorial for people who died
of the disease. It originated in 1985 in San Francisco.
Second-grade teacher Marsha Brockway is Anna
Maria Elementary School's nomination for Manatee


Katharine Wight was honorary ringmaster at the
Great American Circus on the Island in February.


County Teacher of the Year.
Feb. 10 Peter Matthiessen, author of "Killing
Mr. Watson," "Snow Leopard" and others, visits
Cortez and calls it "one of the last non-plastic places
in Florida."
Speaking at New College in Sarasota,
Matthiessen ruffled a few feathers when he spoke
about the attack on commercial fishermen by local
outdoor writers he called "paid propagandists."
The author said, "Reduction in fish stocks here in
Florida has very little to do with small-scale commercial
fishing such as you have here, but rather with pollution
of spawning grounds, shoreline hardening, habitat de-
struction and a general degrading of the environment."
Matthiessen added that "to pass a net ban will only
benefit the people responsible for the problem in the first
place developers, tourism promoters and the like."
Mayor Ray Simches is re-elected to his Anna
Maria post. Commissioner Max Znika and Vice
Mayor Doug Wolfe also win re-election while new-
comer Chuck Shumard won a seat on the commis-
sion.
Once again Anna Maria Island receives "door
mat" status from its neighbor to the south, Longboat
Key, and this time Manatee County Commissioners
are backing them up. Longboat ended its Waste Man-
agement agreement to dump trash at the Sarasota
County landfill and all trash from the key will dump
at the Manatee County landfill. To get their trucks
there, Longboat trash haulers will use Island roads.
Feb. 17 Thousands show up for the Bradenton
Beach Festival party that included arts, crafts, food,
drink and a street dance.
Part-time Island resident Bill Moran of Dublin,
Ireland suggests a solution for curing AIDS "Out-
law homosexuality completely."
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
draws fire from Anna Maria Islanders and is branded
"Judas Joe" for his continued and unsavory efforts to
help shove a 65-foot bridge down islanders, throats.
As chairman of the Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, McClash tried to remove Bradenton Beach
Mayor Katie Pierola, who represents the island, from
the MPO. McClash wanted to replace Pierola with
Holmes Beach Mayor Pat Geyer, who is pro-bridge.
Feb. 24 Ernie Cagnina, aka "Mr. Anna Maria,"
celebrates his birthday. The former six-term mayor is 84.
The Holmes Beach City Council votes to uphold
hotel density in A-1 districts to 10 units per acre, a
move to keep lodging low-key. A-1 district hoteliers
were hoping to convince the council to up the limit to
28-30 units per acre.
Lions and tigers and bears. Oh, my! The circus
comes to town with Alan C. Hill's Great American Cir-
cus as Irene the elephant and the tent crew join forces and
pull together the 220-foot by 100-foot big top.
A portion of the seven-acre Bean Point property
sells to Tampa couple Norman and Cynthia Mansour
who plan to build a home. A week later the pristine,
undeveloped tract named after the Island's first home-
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vegetation.
Islanders unite in an effort to keep Mayor Pierola
on the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Sarasota County's "Shore War" moves to Anna
Maria Island. The city of Venice wants to renourish its
beaches and asked to use 2 million cubic yards of sand
from a sandbar northeast of Siesta Key. No way, said
Siesta Key residents, who fear removing the sand will
take away a natural groin that protects them from
storms. Venice turns its eyes on sand off Egmont Chan-
nel at the north end of Anna Maria. Island residents tell
Venice to get sand for your sandbox somewhere else.
Thousands show up for the 12th annual Cortez
Commercial Fishing Festival. Chowder, mullet and
seafood are consumed as fest goers delight in cloggers,
the Cortez Grand Ole Opry and the history of Cortez.
Holmes Beach police respond to a call about a
snake on a porch. Police find a harmless corn snake.
Police respond to a dead raccoon. The deceased is
removed.
Local fishing guides remove numbers of grouper,
amberjack, mackeral, redfish and snook from local waters.

MARCH
March 3 Daniel Wiersema is jailed on civil con-
tempt charges for failure to remove illegal construction
materials from his beachfront property.
Wiersema was taken to court in December by the
Florida DEP on charges of unlawful coastal construc-
tion for unpermitted dirt, decks, porches and rubble on
his property at 3220 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
More to come.
Lt. Jay Romine is named chief of the Holmes
Beach Police Department.
Katie Pierola retains her seat on the MPO despite the
chairman's attempt to remove her because she is against
a proposed 65-foot bridge to Anna Maria Island.
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chief Maurice Cullinane takes a bizarre fishing trip. A
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Emergency crews fly him to Bayfront Medical Center
in St Petersburg where he is reported to be in critical
but stable condition. The National Examiner published
The Islander Bystander picture.
Island horseshoe competition gets underway.
Come every Saturday at 10 a.m. to toss some shoes.
Kudos to Manatee High School student Michelle
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guides reporting good catches in the back bays as well
as around the Rod and Reel Pier.
March 17 The Island's newly renourished
beach is tilled to make it easier for sea turtles to dig
their nests.
Residents complain about Manatee County Sheriff's
deputies attempts to cite rollerbladers for traveling on city
streets, particularly North Shore Drive. It's OK to blade
on sidewalks, the sheriff s office says, but the problem is
there are no sidewalks along North Shore.
Writer June Alder brings swimmer/movie star Esther
Williams back to Anna Maria with her look back at 1947
Island life. Williams pronounces she's fallen in love not
with Peter Lawford her co-star, but with Anna Maria dur-
ing filming of "On An Island With You."
Campaign expenditures by candidates seeking of-
fice to Anna Maria and Holmes Beach city commis-
sions range from $0 spent to a whopping $1,131.47 for
13 candidates chump change for California, where
a Senate race will cost both candidates close to $50
million later in the year.
Ultra light aircraft crashes 200 feet offshore of
Anna Maria City beaches. Pilot and two swimmers pull


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March 24 Cynthia Finn gives birth to Mary-
Elizabeth at home in Holmes Beach, the first child born
on the Island in decades. Dad Robert had gone to work
after his wife said she was feeling fine. Thirty minutes
later Mary-Elizabeth made her grand entrance.
Now here's an idea whose time has come: Anna
Maria Mayor Simches proposes a wide concrete side-
walk running the length of our seven-mile-long island.
A Sandy Tale of Two Beaches: Anna Maria vs.
Longboat Key. Our neighbor to the south decides when
beach renourishment took place there last year sand
was going to be the fine kind "that's easy on our feet."
In less than a year, two-thirds of the new beach is gone.
While Longboaters wring their hands over the decision
to go with the powder, Anna Marians are thankful for
having put down the larger-grain sand. According to
Rick Spadoni, a coastal engineer, "the Longboat Key
beach project is the worst-performing project that I
have ever seen."
Holmes Beach resident Michelle Lynn Johnson is
again honored by being selected to the 1994 Presiden-
tial Scholars Program as one of 2,600 students nation-
wide out of 2.5 million high school seniors. The Presi-
dential Scholars Program is the highest federal honor
bestowed upon graduating seniors.
March 31 A break-in at the Anchorage Restaurant
in Anna Maria City didn't line the thieves' pockets with


any cash when they tried to carry off an empty safe.
Under the rubric of "Anchors Astray" The Na-
tional Examiner tabloid published this picture of
Maurice Cullinane by Islander Bystander photogra-
pher/writer Mark Ratliff. Cullinane received interna-
tional attention when an anchor plunged into the base
of his skull during a fishing trip off Anna Maria.
Cortez natives celebrate a legacy with the Fifth
Annual Natives Picnic. Four generations of Cortez
descendants come from as far away as Atlanta to pay
homage to their ancestors. Lorel Rhoden put it well:
"This is home and this is family."
Spring is sprung as white orchid trees bloom along
Gulf Drive.
Snook fishing is so good fishermen at the Rod and
Reel Pier are catching the prized sportfish too big to pull
onto the dock. Twenty pounders are not uncommon, most
are 12 to 15. It doesn't get any better than this.

APRIL
April 7 In the wake of a financial audit, Thomas
and Janet Huffine have relinquished the contract to
operate the Holmes Beach Post Office.
Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) of-
ficials could cancel federal flood insurance to Anna
Maria Island. The remodeling of an Island home was
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in apparent violation of FEMA rules and, if the city of
Anna Maria allows that to happen, everyone could suf-
fer.
April 14 Daniel Lee Wiersema is released from
the Manatee County Stockade after serving 39 days on
charges of civil contempt for failure to remove illegal
construction materials from beachfront home. He was
cited by the Florida DEP for unlawful coastal construc-
tion for unpermitted dirt, decks, porches and rubble at
his Holmes Beach home. Wiesema was released after
agreeing to remove the material or get permits for
decks and porches.
As far-fetched as it seems, actors Holly Hunter and
Clint Eastwood are named to film a movie on Anna
Maria Island at the Rod and Reel Pier. A movie drawn
from John Steinbeck characters is expected to use the
quaint pier restaurant because a resemblance to the
author's descriptions of "Doc's" house and laboratory.
Business picks up at the pier. Hunter and Eastwood are
no-shows.
Islander reporter
Pat Copeland begins
"Community in Crisis,"
a look at teenage sex
and the increasing use om it
of drugs among teens
on Anna Maria Island.
Startling statements are iM C
made by teens such as
12- and 13-year-old
girls having sex with
boys in order to get drugs, teens having sex and using
drugs while confined to treatment centers and some
teens smoking marijuana with their parents or with
friends of their parents.
Anna Maria Privateers capture the Anna Maria
City Pier during the Florida Heritage Festival People.
April 21 Island elected officials petition Gov.
Chiles to strike the Anna Maria Island Bridge replace-
ment fuqds from the State of Florida budget. Led by
Holmes Beach Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen
Reichard, the cities ask Chiles to veto $12.23 million
from the budget The request is signed by all elected of-
ficials from the Island except Holmes Beach City
Councilwoman Geyer, who favors construction of a
65-foot-high replacement bridge.
Gulf Drive closes for 10 days while construction of
the roundabout at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street begins
traffic is detoured through side streets.
A dead female loggerhead turtle washes ashore,


death unexplained. It's the nesting season and
beachgoers are warned to watch out for turtle nests and
to leave them alone.
The "Community in Crisis" series delves into what
is happening with pre-teenagers and teens in grades
five through 12 who live on Anna Maria. In confiden-
tial interviews, teens and pre-teens portray disturbing
pictures of elementary school students sampling sex
and drugs, middle school students considering sexual
activity and alcohol and drug use the norm while high
school students feel such activities are a routine part of
their lives and consider themselves "too far gone" to
change. Teens also offered their own suggestions to
help alleviate the problems and improve drug and
sexual education programs.
Bradenton Beach Building official Joe Romano
resigns.
Islanders bid farewell to long-timer Frank Kelly
who died April 6. He was 88. Kelly was a well-known
local character who endeared himself to his many
friends at the Anna Maria City Pier. His editorial car-
toons in former Island newspapers endeared him to the
rest of Anna Maria's residents.
Snook and kingfish continue to pack coolers. Lo-
cal guides and favorite
haunts such as the Anna
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Rod and Reel Pier report
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and many snapper and
kingfish taken.
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ing official Joe Romano
unresigns, deciding to
keep his job as building inspector. Romano decided the
previous week to quit because he said he was given
orders to selectively enforce city laws prohibiting some
beach concession rental businesses while permitting
others. In doing so, Romano had to cite Mayor Pierola
and her husband Gil for violating city land use rules
pertaining to beach-front concessions. Romano also
found Ralph Cole not in compliance with land use laws
of the city. Cole was operating a sailboat/Jet-ski rental
business at the Catalina Beach Resort, which is owned
by the mayor and her husband.
Talks are underway regarding an additional Island
bridge between Sarasota and the Cortez Bridge.
In "Community in Crisis," cops talk about how they
are handcuffed by the legal system when police attempt
to combat juvenile crime and drug use. Holmes Beach
Det. Nancy Rogers says, "The juvenile justice system is
so lax. I arrest the same juveniles over and over and many
are for felonies. We are forced to turn them over to their


Island cartoonist Frank Kelley died in April at age
88. He was remembered by Islander Bystander
cartoonist Jack Egan in the editorial cartoon pic-
tured above.

parents because in the juvenile justice system, the parents
are ultimately responsible. Most of their parents don't care
and it sends a message to the kids 'Hey, I'm not going
to get in that much trouble.'"
The Holmes Beach City Council is receptive to a
suggestion by Mayor Rich Bohnenberger that the city
invest about $700,000 of the city's $1.58 million in
U.S. Government securities.
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MAY
Going. Going. Gone! The last undeveloped lots on
Bean Point are sold at public auction. One lot sells for
$200,000, another for $184,000 and two go for
$180,000 each. Bean Point is a seven-acre tract at the
northern end of the island named after the original
homesteader George Bean.
Manatee County's namesake may play a role in the
fate of the proposed 65-foot bridge to replace the
Manatee Avenue bridge. Robert Goodwin, a Save the
Manatee Club attorney, informs the Florida DEP, "We
are opposed to the construction of a new bridge on ei-
ther side of the existing bridge." Goodwin goes on to
explain that "our option is based on its anticipated im-
pacts on seagrass beds." Manatees rely on seagrass as
a primary source of food, he said.
May 12 Bradenton Beach declares a fence con-
struction moratorium while city officials and planners
wrestle with what to do about a growing number of
fences. Of particular concern is a six-foot wood fence
surrounding property owned by Allan Bazzy near the
Bradenton Beach Marina south of Cortez Bridge.
"Community in Crisis" has interviews with Anna
Maria Elementary principal Jim Kronus, King Middle
School principal Nancy Carson and Manatee High
School associate administrator Mike Home describing
sexual activity and drug use among Island children and
teenagers. Although Kronus does not believe there is
a problem at the elementary level, he said he does see
children who are "at risk." From Carson, "Having been
through the '60s with high school kids, I've seen drugs
and alcohol come and go. It was alcohol, then pot, then
acid, then back to alcohol. In the last two or three years,
I've seen a resurgence of pot and acid, not in the
school, but in the community and in ages of teenagers."
From Mike Home, "An increase in drug use is not evi-
denced by students being caught on campus with drugs
... but personally I feel there is an increase."
Gov. Chiles signs a wetlands bill that provides the
first sole definition and methodology for state, regional
and local agencies to define and delineate wetlands -
about a half-century late.
Dick Suhre is appointed to the Bradenton Beach
City Council to fill the Ward 1 seat vacated by Jack
Charlton when he moved from the Island.
May 19 In "Community in Crisis," county drug
and sex educators agree that drug use and sexual activ-
ity is on the rise among middle schoolers and their cur-
riculums are constantly being revised to reflect that


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trend. Mara Leyva Stone, drug education specialist for
the Manatee County School Board has some advice for
parents. "We as parents need to help our kids resist peer
pressure to use drugs by being aware of where they are,
who their friends are and continuing to talk to them
about what their interests are and what their problems
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much as possible."
Sgt Charles Anderson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department and Sgt. John Cosby of the Bradenton
Beach Police Department were named by their chiefs
to be recipients of the Manatee 100 Club's Officer of
the Year award.
The annual dinner auction to benefit the Anna
Maria Island Community Center brings in $26,000 for
the heart, if not the soul, of the Island.
Tarpon season is here and anglers from Boca
Grande to St. Petersburg are landing silver kings up to
150 pounds.
May 26 ANNA MARIA ISLAND: WAY TO
GO; The Anna Maria Island Centennial was a resound-
ing success, with thousands enjoying a weekend of
festivities. The Privateers float, always a big hit with


kids of all ages, is outdone only by the Privateers, a fun-
loving group of human beings as has ever graced the
globe. Charlie Grace and Barbara Turner were resplen-
dent in their turn-of-the-century dress. The Street
Dance attracts hundreds of Islanders to a downtown
Goombay fest.
Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed Chiles scores a vic-
tory with the Anna Maria Planning Commission but
needs another win to obtain an alley vacation next to
his Anna Maria business. The city commission awaits.
There's some good news for aesthetically minded
people in Bradenton Beach: the controversial fence
surrounding the Bradenton Beach Marina is only tem-
porary and should be removed within a few months.
A group of teens, responding to "Community in
Crisis," requested a forum to air their views. The panel
of middle and high schoolers tell how they have suc-
cessfully resisted the pressures to use drugs and engage
in sexual activity. They all are class leaders and agree
that drug use and sex is increasing among teens.
This is it. The time of year to cast aside worries and
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cares and cast your bait to snook and tarpon. So sad that
northern visitors who flock en masse to Anna Maria
don't stick around long enough to experience the thrill
of the fighting-jumping-contortionist tarpon as his
bright silver body explodes from water's surface. Then
again, it's a good thing the tarpon migrate after Easter.

JUNE
June 2 "Community in Crisis" comes full circle
with a second community forum. Folks talked about
what could be done. But Holmes Beach Police Chief
Romaine says "We thought things were bad 10 years
ago. Look at them five years ago. Look at them today.
What's it going to be like 10 years from now? You.
think it's out of control now you haven't seen any-
thing yet. People have to recognize there's a problem.
People go to community meetings and sit around and
get real mad about it As soon as they leave, get in their
car and go back home, they forget about it."
A 300-pound marlin is caught offshore. Sal Salva-
dor takes the "Angler of the Week" award for this rare
accomplishment in Gulf waters.
June 9 Anna Maria Island 65-foot bridge dis-
pute continues. Environmental regulators continue to
poke holes in arguments made by the DOT. Bob
Stettler of the DEP said in a letter to DOT officials that
navigation, environmental and manatee concerns by
the transportation department are insufficient to sway
the DEP in permitting the bridge.
Next stop Cuba. IslanderBystander columnist Bob
Ardren and about 400 other sailors on 100 sailboats
leave Sarasota Bay en route to the "Queen of the Car-
ibbean," aka Cuba. The Sarasota-Havana yacht race is
conceived as both a sailboat regatta and a mission of
mercy to the Cuban people. Many of the boats are
carrying clothing, food, medicine and educational sup-
plies. The U.S. State Department is not happy, but poor
people in Cuba are.
June 16 Daniel Wiersema's troubles with the
Florida DEP are not over. The DEP denies the Holmes
Beach resident deck and dock permits in spite of a
Wiersema and Manatee Circuit Court agreement.
Wiersema was jailed for 39 days for refusing to remove
illegal rubble and fill dirt as well as unpermitted decks
and docks from his beachfront home.
Joe Romano has had enough. The Brandenton
Beach Building Official tenders his resignation after
previously tendering it and then deciding he didn't
want to quit. Romano cites "constant criticism from
certain board members."
Ardren reports that sailors from 85 boats that par-
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wish you all...

"A Very Safe & Happy
Holiday Season!"
There will be no interruption of services
on the days following the holidays.

Christian Science Services
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6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING MEETINGS

READING ROOM
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Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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1994 in review
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE


ticipated in the Sarasota-Havana regatta distribute .
clothes and medical supplies to the Cuban people. A .. .
good time was had by all. .. ..:. .
June 23 -The HeCoon, Gov. Chiles, makes an ap- *. : .,
pearance at the Beach House in Bradenton Beach. He tells ." v .". -":,' I ..- :'.- : "" ,.
protesters that whether a 65-foot bridge is built is out of .*. *. .: i.:,: ',.'-
his hands. "As governor, I don't make decisions about ,'-'. .,
where bridges go. And thank goodness I don't I .' .,' ... -. ,
shouldn't be doing that. There is a procedure and a policy, .., . f'
and I certainly intend to make sure that procedure is fol- '''
lowed and everyone gets their day in court."
June 30 Thousands show up for the Fourth of A
July Celebrations on Anna Maria Island. It's a celebra-
tion of independence. Rejoice in being an Islander.
Stingrays are here shuffle your feet. Stingrays '
have a poisnous spine in their tail. Just touching them ^. "
will send you to the emergency room. Fortunately, >. *.. . .
they're shy. ".'" ". ",.
Allan Bazzy hopes to spend about $1.1 million to . .
remodel his Bradenton Beach Marina. Next stop, City
Council. A stingray shuffle will cause the skittish critters to stay away from tender swimmer's feet in the Gulf and Bay.


For the rest of David Futch's 1994 year in review, see next week's Islander Bystander


ATTENTION

MANATEE COUNTY RESIDENTS!

Beginning January 3, 1995, voter registration in Florida will change. The National
Voter Registration Act of 1993 has expanded the number of locations and
opportunities whereby eligible citizens may apply to register to vote. The Act
requires that individuals be given an opportunity to apply for voter registration
when applying for or renewing a driver's license, when they are applying at certain
other public assistance offices, at the office of the supervisor of elections and by
mail.


To register you must:

m be a U.S. citizen
* be a Florida resident.
m be 18 years old (you
may pre-register if you are
17)
* not now be adjudicated
mentally incapacitated with
respect to voting in Florida
or any other state
* not have been convicted
of a felony without your
civil rights having been
restored pursuant to law
m not claim the right to
vote in another county or
state


Information en espanol:

Si le interest obtener este
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Ilame al 749-7181.

Questions:

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please contact the office of
the supervisor of elections
at (813) 749-7181 or the
Florida Division of
Elections at (800) 3FL-
VOTE (800-335-8683).

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TDD may call (813) 747-
4523 or (800) 303-3805.


Voting isn't just a right -
it's a responsibility!


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I


Ho ho ho -

where'd 1994 go?
There's New Year stuff happening just about ev-
erywhere.
The Anchorage in Anna Maria is having a dual
party two bands with distinctively different styles
will cater to diverse tastes. Sons of the Beach play for
the "package," including full dinner, champagne, fa-
vors and all the revelry. Meta 4 entertains in the lounge
this week through New Year's Eve.
Crown & Thistle British Pub and Restaurant has
a special night planned. Their newly acquired liquor
license takes effect and New Year's Eve will mark the
first cocktail service at the pub. Yes! Cocktails at
Crown & Thistle. Albie and Nora promise a celebra-
tion with British-style including music and favors.
The weekly Wednesday-to-Sunday evenings en-
tertainment at Ches's Fine Dining in Holmes Beach is
Sinatra-sounding guitarist/vocalist Doug Heale. He'll
be on hand New Year's Eve as well as throughout the
winter season.
Cafe Robar in Anna Maria has a special menu,
party favors and piano bar entertainment on New
Year's Eve and a New Year's Day send-off party for
Chuck Senrick at 8 p.m. Chuck is pulling up stakes for
a gig in Jim's Steakhouse in Bloomington, Illinois.
Chuck says, "It's a solid deal for one year with a five
year option." Sure, he can play piano in the frozen
north but he'll be severely limited at his sport of


Lifeguard plays Friday and Saturday nights at he Anchor. The New Year's Eve bash includes champagne at
midnight and party favors for a $4 cover at the door.


sandcastle building.
The Bridge Tender Inn, Bradenton Beach, is offer-
ing a knock-out menu for New Year's Eve. The special
entrees sound especially appetizing with delicacies like
pecan and walnut crusted Mahi Mahi for only $15.95.
If you don't make reservations for dinner at Beach
Bistro, which promises to be spectacular, then perhaps
you can squeeze into the little bar for a cocktail later on.
They'll open up to non-diners for cocktails and cham-
pagne toasts following the dinner rush.
A special menu and an appearance by Connie &
Dave highlight the happenings at Crabby Bill's. We
hear Bob Slicker will make a return to the Holmes
Beach bar scene next week via a new bartending posi-
tion at Crabby's.


At Club Oliver's on Cortez Road, Island favorites,
the Saltwater Cowboys play both Friday and Saturday
nights. On New Year's eve they plan free champagne,
party favors and an added bonus, a free buffet with
no cover.
Uncle Dan's Place, the home of great Chicago-
style thin crust pizza, will deliver until 9 p.m. on New
Year's eve and from 4 to 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Across the bridge in Bradenton, Nicki's West 59th
Street Restaurant is open New Year's Eve. Stacey's
Buffet on 14th Street begins weekend breakfast buffet
feasts on Dec. 31.
The buffet wars are heating up out there. Anyone
else for good, old-fashioned, sit down, order-and-they-
bring-it-to-you-service?


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Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
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On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!


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MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW


8 PM-?

SPECIAL MENU INCLUDES ...

Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail or Smoked Salmon served on toast
points with cream cheese, onions & capers
Salad: Choice of House or Caesar
Prime Rib A Hearty Cut of Prime Rib served $27.95
with Au jus & horseradish sauce. Choice of *
potato & fresh vegetable.
Lobster Tails Two Florida Lobster Tails with $31 .95
drawn butter, choice of potato & fresh vegetable.
Surf-n-Turf One Florida Lobster Tail and a Petite
Filet. Choice of potato & fresh vegetable. $34.95
Plus ... Dessert: Chef's Surprise!
Party Favors & Piano Bar Entertainment

Chuck Senrick Send-Off Party!
Sing-along with Chuck January 1 at 8 PM
Regular Menu Available 4-8 PM New Year's Eve
Open New Years Day 4-10 PM for Dinner Lounge Open Later

204 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 778-6969






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER DECEMBER 29, 1994 A PAGE 17 Ii
** *S**S*O* * ***660*** ***6 * *eSS
SAnna Maria School Menu
"* Monday, 1/2/95 *
*
No school
S 4 Tuesday, 1/3/95
*" Breakfast: Cereal or Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Juice

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Pizza, Tator Tots,
Oranges, Green Beans
Wednesday, 1/4/95
Breakfast: 1/2 Slice Pizza or Cereal & Toast,
.* Pears
*
,. Lunch: Waffles and Sausage Line or Peanut
.* Butter, Pineapple, Juice
**
*. Thursday, 1/5/95 .
S Breakfast: Oatmeal or Cereal, Toast, Peaches
Lunch: Tacos or Taco Salad, Lettuce & Tomato,
"Mixed Fruit, Coolie
Friday, 1/6/95
'Littlest Tree' earns Santa's love Breakfast: Peanut Butter Cup or Cereal, Toast, .
The children in Pat Wagner's and Lynn McDonough's split kindergarten and first-grade classes at our Juice
Island school presented the story of "The Littlest Christmas Tree." Laughed at and teased by the bigger Lunch: Fiestado or Chicken Patty on Bun, Corn,
trees in the "North Pole Christmas Tree Lot," the littlest tree became Santa's special tree because she Strawberry Fruit Cup, Cookie
was only fir in the lot who understood the true meaning of Christmas. All meals served with milk.
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Signs of great times
The street-front grounds of Anna Maria Elementary School now boast two event
signs. The signs were paid for through the efforts of the Anna Maria Island Centennial
obmnuttee. Centennta-TCb-in- ttee members, left to right, are Chairman Ltke
Courtney, Carolyn Norwood, Pat Copeland, Bubba Stewart and Jane Adam.


Just for mom
at Christmas
Michael Cramer, a
student in Toni
Lashway's third-grade
class at Anna Maria
Elementary, offers a
sneak peek at the
Christmas present he
made for his mother a
decorated bag with
potpourri and greenery
topped with a special
angel to watch over
mom.


SIEAFOOD1) REISTAUlRANI


NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Serving Dinner From 6pm 10:00pm
Special Menu .,
Appetizer: Oysters Rockefeller
Choice of Entrees
VIP Steak (24 oz) Ribeye
Prime Rib (14 oz) 14 oz Lobster Tail
Filet & Lobster Filet (9 oz)
New York Pepper Steak w/Portabella Mushrooms
Stuffed Grouper w/Lobster Stuffing
(Baked in a Bag covered w/Champagne Sauce.)
(4) Stuffed Lobster Tails
Swordfish in Lobster Sauce w/Lobster Garnish
Shrimp Scampi over Pasta (10 Jumbo)
Lobster Carbonaro over Fettucini
Chateaubriand (for two)
All Dinners Include Choice of Toss or Caesar Salad
& Choice of Potato, Pasta or Rice Pilaf
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT 9 PM WITH
CONNIE
& DAVE ...

Free Champagne Toast at 12 Midnight
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!


Chef Joe's Fabulous

Gourmet Buffet
Returns To Crabby Bills


MONDAY SATURDAY
Lunch Buffet $6.95
Dinner $10.95


SUNDAY BRUNCH 10-2 $7.95
Eggs Benedict French Toast-
* Carved Ham Pancakes Sausage
* Scrambled Eggs Smoked Salmon
* Pork Chops Waffles & More !


X7-S Sunday Brunch CRABBY COUPON ..
Drink Specials ONE FREE
$1 Mimosas $1 Bloody Marys WELL DRINK,
* $1 Madras $1 Screwdrivers WINE OR DRAFT
DRINK SPECIALS WITH BRUNCH ONLY) with purchase of Buffet only
Regular Dinner Buffet WITH COUPON ONLY EXPIRES 12/28/94
SONE PERSON PER COUPON
Served 2-10 pm .... .....
Also ... Regular A La Carte Menu Available a
11:30 am-10 pm 7 Days A Week a
LARGEST BANQUET FACILITIES AVAILABLE ON THE ISLAND
Make Holiday Party Reservations Now!


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Live Entertainment
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A gift from Sandy Claus?
Judging from the mysterious appearance of this
Christmas tree on Cortez Beach at 11th Street South,
some of Santa's elves must have a theory: Christmas is
better at the beach. The tree was decorated with sea
shells, horseshoe crabs, blocks of wood, foam "pop-
corn, lollipops and pretzels. Beneath the tree were
blocks of wood wrapped as Christmas gifts. Islander
Photo: Mark Ratliff


NEW YEAR'S MENU
1 APPETIZERS: 1
Stone Crab Claws 1/21b. fresh stone crab
claws served hot with drawn butter or cold with
mustard sauce ... $9.95
Portotlello Mushroom Large Portobello
Mushroom Char-Grilled and served over pasta
with a dollop of garlic butter... $5.95
ENTREES:
FILET Prime Angus Filet chargrilled to perfec-
tion and served In a puddle of portwine and
portobello mushroom sauce ... $17.95
STONE CRAB CLAWS One full pound of fresh
stone crab claws prepared hot with drawn
butter or cold with mustard sauce ... $17.95
GROUPER Prepared your way: deep fried,
saut6ed or blackened ... $15.95
Baked Stuffed with blue crab ... $16.95
SALMON Fresh saut6ed salmon served on a
bed of blended spinach and topped with
sauce provencal ... $15.95
CRAB CAKES Delicate crab cakes, sauteed
and topped with a lemon caper sauce ... $15.95
* SHRIMP SCAMPI Large Shrimp saut6ed with
fresh garlic and mushrooms served with a white
wine sauce, served over pasta ... $14.95
PRIME RIB Queen cut of tender Prime Rib
Au jus ...$14.95
SEAFOOD MELANGE Medely of fresh fish and
seafood saut6ed with mushrooms, tomatoes,
and fresh basil, finished with a garlic and
white wine sauce topped with clams
and served over pasta ... $14.95
* CHICKEN SCHNITZEL Tender Breast of chicken
breaded and saut6ed finished with lemon and
capers and served with cheese pasta ... $10.95
* MAHI MAHI Pecan and walnut crusted mahl
lightly saut6ed and served In a pool of
honey mustard sauce ... $15.95
DUCKLING 1/2 Crisp Boneless Duck roasted
to perfection and finished with a wild
blueberry sauce ... $13.95
Reservations Please.
778-4849
135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
Docking Available


Dec. 21 proclaimed

Ray Simches day
Interim Mayor Max Znika read a proclamation into
the record at the city meeting on Dec. 20 honoring Ray
Simches for "long and distinguished service to the
people of the City of Anna Maria."
"We, the commission of the City of Anna Maria, do
by these present, declare and proclaim December 21, 1994
as 'Ray Simches' day and call upon all citizens and visi-
tors to join with us in bestowing this honor."
Simches resigned as mayor of Anna Maria on Dec.
5, citing health reasons, ending a six-year reign.
At the meeting, other than holiday greetings from
Interim Mayor Znika, the commission decided to make no
appointment to the vacant commission seat, preferring
instead to let voters choose in the February election.
The commission approved two planning and zoning
board recommendations, both variances for dock exten-
sions.
At 225 Gladiolus, commissioners approved the 20-
foot dock extension into the canal. Stipulations in-
cluded not cutting down mangroves, although planning
board member Tom Turner said some trimming may be
required. A three-foot dock length variance at 235
Willow was also approved.
In other business, Director of Public Works Bill
Zimmerman recommended purchase of a $17,000 tree
chipper that will create mulch for citizens' use.
Commissioner Chuck Shumard said he observed a
demonstration of the recommended model. "I saw them
put an eight-inch log in and I was waiting for it to blow
up and it chewed and halted, chewed and halted -
and then spit it out as powder," he said.
Commissioners approved the purchase.


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Our Surf n' Turf Buffet Features Oysters Rockefellor,
Grouper Baked & Fried, Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp Scampi,
Fried Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels,Carved Beef, Roast
Pork, Veal, Chicken, Salads, $1 195
Desserts and much much more.
MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY
Ring In 1995 with
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-Enjoy appetizers, dinner, dessert,
champagne, party favors, dancing and
all the revelry of New Year's Eve
for one package price.
We also have "META 4" in the
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Call Maureen or Barbara today ...
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10 AM 2 PM Over 30 Breakfast and Dinner Items -
Mimosa Bloody Mary Screwdriver Seabreeze $1.00
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!
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HAPPY HOUR DAILY til 5:30 pm $1.25 HOUSE COCKTAILS
Late Night Happy Hour Starts 10 pm 2 for 1 Well Drinks
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Oyster Bar on Anna Maria Pier 778-0475 S & il
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Art classes at Artists Guild
Oil, watercolor and pastel art classes will be held
at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Barbara Singer is currently teaching a watercolor
class which will be in session until Feb. 8. The classes
are held on Wednesday mornings at a cost of $45 per
five-week session.
Starting on Thursday, Jan. 5, Russ Alban will of-
fer a class on Portraits in Pastels. The class will meet
on Thursday mornings for a six-week session at the
cost of $50.
Lois Lietz will teach an oils class starting Tuesday,
Jan. 10. The class will meet on Tuesday mornings for
a six-week session at the cost of $50.
Register at the gallery or call 778-6694.

AMI Art League to hold
members' show
The Anna Maria Island Art League will hold a
mixed media "Express Yourself' members' show and
reception in January.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, Jan.
6, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded as well as
the newly established "James Pay Honorable Mention"
award, named for the founder of the league.
Receiving dates for the show are Tuesday and
Wednesday, Jan. 3 and 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
league. The limit is two entries with a $5 entry fee for
each. The members' show will continue through January.
Call Ginnie Smith at 778-2099 for more details.


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offer valid after 5 pm only please!

Mon Sat 10AM 9PM Sunday 12 6PM
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Holmes Beach 778-7386


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Marjorie Landphere Fisher
Marjorie Landphere Fisher, 89, of Holmes Beach,
died Dec. 18, at home.
Born in Mazon, Ill., Mrs. Fisher came to Manatee
County from Westfield, N.J., in 1969. She was a home-
maker. She was a member of First Church of Christ Sci-
entist, Holmes Beach. She was a member of the League
of Women Voters and United Nations Association.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Cassidy of
Poway, Calif.; a son, Perry, of Park Ridge, Ill.; a brother,
Max, of Carmel, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions
may be made to First Church of Christ Scientists, 6300
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.
George Francey
George Francey, 73, of Toronto and a winter resident
of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 20 in Manatee Hospital.
The Island Poet
As New Year's Day approaches we are all so full
of cheer,
That somehow in all our struggles we've gotten
through another year.
And you feel you must celebrate and have a drink
or two,
But somehow you lose count as the drinks keep
coming through.
And when it comes time to leave, don't leave the
place alone,
Be smart enough to ask a friend to see you safely
home.
And if you can't find a sober friend, be sure to
take a cab,
'Cause you're too nice a person to end up on a
slab.
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Born in Toronto, Mr. Francey came to Manatee
County every winter since 1970. He was employed in
circulation sales with the Toronto Star for 35 years,
retiring in 1989. He was a Baptist. He was a veteran
of the Canadian Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Myers), two
daughters, Kathleen Dimitroff of Pickering, Ontario,
and Jane L. Bums of Bradenton; three brothers, Rob-
ert, William and Norman, all of Toronto; and three
grandchildren.
No local services will be held. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to The Salvation Army, 2415 14th
St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205.
Nona Madge Huseas
Nona Madge Huseas, 69, of Holmes Beach, died
Dec. 15 at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 29,
at 10 a.m. at the Island Baptist Church, Anna Maria City.

David C. Miller
David C. Miller, 53, of Bradenton Beach, died Dec.
23, 1994.
He was born Mar. 19, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio, and
moved to the Island 47 years ago.
A retired supervisor of Manatee County Marine Res-
cue, Miller is remembered by friends as having been a life-
guard at Manatee and Coquina Beaches "forever." He is
credited for having been
among the first Islanders to
bring surfing to the area when
that sport became popular in
the early 1960s.
"Dave was the one
who got surfing going around
here," said his friend, Jim
Brady, owner of Westcoast
*' "Surf Shop in Holmes Beach.
"He was a lifeguard at the
Miller public beach back in 1962



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when I moved here, and he got me interested in it He and
a couple of the other lifeguards had one or two boards they
used, and we all just started surfing back then. About two
years later I opened the store, but he's the one who prob-
ably got surfing going in this area.
"He continued to surf right onup until the time he
got sick," Brady said. "Not as much as he used to, but
he still had his boards."
Miller's survivors include his wife, Rena; his
mother, Wanda A. Miller of Bradenton; and two sons,
David C. II of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Franklin R. of
Bradenton Beach.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec.
28, at 10:30 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Brown & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton, FL
34282-0459; or to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406
43rd St. W., Suite C, Bradenton, FL 34209.
Charles H. Moore
Charles H. Moore, 76, of Bellevue, Ohio, and Holmes
Beach, died Dec. 20 at HCA/L. W. Blake Hospital.
Mr. Moore had been a winter resident since 1978. He
was a locomotive engineer with the Norfolk & Western
Railway, and the former Nickle Plate Railroad for 37 years
having retired in 1978. He was a veteran of World War II
serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Men's
Club of Roser Memorial Church, the High Twelve Club
of Anna Maria Island, and numerous Masonic and chari-
table organizations in Bellevue.
He is survived by his wife, Laverne; a daughter,
Penny Purcell of Dunbar, W.Va.; a brother, John W.
Moore of Novelty, Ohio; a sister, Dr. Lucy J. Brashear
of Banner Elk, N.C.; a grandson; a granddaughter; and
several nieces and nephews.
A Masonic Memorial Service was held in
Bellevue. Memorials may be sent to St. Paul's United
Church of Christ; The Mad River Railroad Museum. or
The Historic Lyme Village.


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Lena Phelps was Island education, religious pioneer


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
Every community has its names that everyone
knows, and on Anna Maria Island, Lena Phelps is one
of those names.
Phelps died last month at the age of 95, and she will
be long remembered as the last of the charter members
of Roser Memorial Community Church as well as the
first principal at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Lena Rogers was born in Alabama and came to
Palma Sola when she was three or four years old, and
it was while attending the school there that she met her
childhood sweetheart, Clyde Phelps. The couple was
married in 1923, but this was not the only beginning
that would be recorded that year.
According to records kept at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society museum, in 1923 the first official
school on the Island began with seven students with
Phelps at the helm as teacher and principal. Receiving the
unheard of salary of $100 a month for seven months, she
was the highest-paid teacher in Manatee County.
"I told (the school board) I could teach their children
more in seven months than they had learned before," is
how, more than half a century later, Phelps described how
she convinced the board to give her the job. "It was a com-
munity school in a school-minded community," said
Phelps, noting that Islanders were willing to pay more for
a better education for their children.
Apparently, Phelps' assessment of Anna Maria
was correct, for her salary was almost double the go-
ing rate at that time.
Unheard of today in public schools, Phelps' cur-
riculum included chapel services and Bible reading to
begin the day, and children memorized the Lord's
Prayer and sang hymns at the two-room school house
on Magnolia Avenue, located at the site where the
Anna Maria Island Community Center now stands.
"Some of the finest literature ever written is in-
cluded in the Bible," said Phelps in a 1978 interview.
"But I would be an anachronism in today's
schools," Phelps said, explaining that she felt there
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lessons were taught.
Phelps, the Historical Society's literature says,
also believed in discipline and an age-old method of
enforcing it.
"Yes. I did use the paddle," Phelps said. "I've paddled
eighth graders a head taller than me. The child craves the
security of discipline. Children want to be guided. When
they get naughty, they're asking for discipline."
Phelps' preferred way of meting out discipline was
with a ping-pong paddle, but she let the students decide
on their own standards of conduct.
"They always made more rules than I ever did,"
Phelps recalled.
Phelps is fondly remembered for the nature walks


she'd take her classes on, where she would point out
different species of birds and instruct the children in
how to identify them.
"She instigated the annual bird study book which
we did every year, creating a real love for all of our
feathered friends," said Betty Lou Blackburn Huth,
Phelps' niece and a former student. "The knowledge
we gained was love and appreciation for nature which
we would otherwise not have had."
In addition to her fame as an educator, Phelps is also
recognized as a pillar in Roser Church. In the summer of
1925 she began to teach Sunday school classes and at
Christmas she led a seaside service in 1932. By 1939 she
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 14, petty theft of a real estate sign and post
valued at $75, 2200 block of Avenue C.
Dec. 14, criminal mischief, 1007 Gulf Dr. N.,
Summer Sands. The complaint reported that a person
unknown let the air out of the tires of 12 vehicles.
Dec. 15, criminal mischief, trespass, Coquina Beach.
A person unknown broke the front door and window cov-
ers of a lifeguard stand causing $100 in damage. There
was no damage inside and nothing was missing.
Dec. 15, structure burglary, 2601 Gulf Dr. N.,
Sandpiper Mobile Home Park. The complainant re-
ported that a person unknown entered the locked rec-
reation hall and removed a 25-inch portable television
set valued at $379.
Dec. 17, burglary to a vehicle, petty theft, Cortez
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke the vent window and removed a purse, driver's
license, keys, credit cards, check books and $263 in
cash.
Dec. 18, criminal mischief, petty theft, 301 Gulf
Dr. S., Shell Land Gifts. The complainant reported a
person unknown broke a display case and removed five
conch shells valued at $39.95.
Dec. 20, theft, 2601 Gulf Dr. S., Sandpiper Mo-
bile Home Park. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed two stereo speakers valued at $250
from the recreation hall.
Dec. 20, burglary, 2601 Gulf Dr. S., Sandpiper
Mobile Home Park. The complainant reported a person
unknown entered his mobile home and removed a tele-
vision valued at $300.
Dec. 21 carrying a concealed firearm, 1200 block
of Gulf Drive South. The officer was talking to two
subjects who said they had been in a fight with two
unknown suspects in a white vehicle on Cortez Road.
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The officer observed a rifle on the floor covered by
a shirt. One suspect had his feet on the rifle. The officer
ordered the suspect out of the vehicle and found an
SKS assault rifle fully loaded with 20 rounds. The sus-
pect was placed in custody.
Dec. 22, found property a three-speed, brown,
Huffy bicycle, 600 block of Gulf Drive North.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 16, fraud, 200 block of 77th Street. The
complainant reported his aunt paid a man $4,645 in
varying amounts for tree trimming. The victim did not
recall the incidents. The detective sent a request for
capias to the state attorney's office.
Dec. 17, 28th Street and Avenue B. The com-
plainant reported a suspicious subject walking in the
middle of the road. The officer found the subject, who
said he had a fight with his wife and got drunk. The
officer transported him home.
Dec. 17, found property a 24-inch, silver bi-
cycle, 300 block of 55th Street.
Dec. 18, DUI, Manatee Avenue and East Bay
Drive. The subject, Carol Angell, 36, of Longboat Key,
was involved in an automobile accident and left the
scene. Angell was pursued by the other driver. The
officer stopped Angell and smelled the strong odor of
an alcoholic beverage. She was given performance tests
and placed in custody.
Dec. 18, larceny, 4000 Gulf Dr., Cafe on the
Beach. A person unknown entered the patio area and
removed planters valued at $130.
Dec. 18, vandalism, 100 block of 75th Street The
complainant advised that a person unknown threw a
glass bottle at the front window breaking the window.
Later the officer was approached by a subject who said
he unintentionally broke a window when he threw a
bottle out his window. The officer noted that he subject
was visibly shaken and showed a great deal of remorse.
The subject met with the complainant, apologized and
agreed to pay for the window.
Dec. 19, burglary, 700 block of Manatee Avenue.
The complainant reported a person unknown came
onto his boat and removed a radio speaker valued at
$20, three orange life jackets valued at $60 and three
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left city hall in 1992, trading office space with the
public works department, and moved into offices
behind the Anna Maria Historical Museum in the old
ice house building. The museum will now expand
into the space formerly occupied by the sheriffs
deputies. The public works department is housed in
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Dec. 19, trespass, 500 block of 75th Street. The
officer found three juvenile subjects skateboarding on
the roof of an unoccupied home. No damage was ob-
served. The officer advised the juveniles not to trespass
and reported the incident to their parents.
Dec. 19, petty larceny of a bicycle, 3700 block of
Sixth Avenue.
Dec. 20, petty larceny of a bicycle, 300 block of
Clark Lane.
Dec. 21, grand theft, 76th Street and Marina
Drive. The complainant reported a person unknown cut
a chain and removed a 1993 Yamaha outboard motor
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Coons to celebrate their
55th wedding anniversary
Donald and Violet
Coon were married in the
first minute of 1940, and
will celebrate their 55th
wedding anniversary on
Jan. 1. They were mar-
^ried by the mayor of the
'-. little town they lived in,
who started the cer-
emony in 1939. They
V were early, so the mayor
suggested waiting a
sget w at i minute, and when the
Donald & V Coon New Year bells started
ringing all over town he
pronounced them husband and wife.
This New Year they plan to mark the historic day
with friends from the Sandpiper Mobile Resort on a
mid-January Caribbean cruise. The Coons reside six
months of the year on the Island, and six months in
Gladwin County, Mich.

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The bride is the daughter of Charles and Patricia
Askey of Forked River, N. J. He is the son of Alphonso
A. Belsito, M.D., of Bradenton and Terri Ellis of Edina,
Minn.
Matron of honor was Lisa Austin, sister of the
bride, of Bamber Lake, N.J. Bridesmaids were Jenna
Rose Austin and Jessica Lee Austin, nieces of the bride,
of Bamber Lake, N.J.; and Jennifer Belsito, niece of the
bridegroom, of St. Paul, Minn.
Flower girl was Katie Hopitak, niece of the bride,
of Oakton, Va. Ring bearer was Frank Belsito, brother
of the bridegroom, of St. Paul.
Best man was Alphonso A. Belsito, M.D., father of
the bridegroom, of Bradenton. Ushers were Peter
Belsito, brother of the bridegroom, of Arden Hills,
Minn.; Paul Belsito, brother of the bridegroom, of
Minneapolis, Minn.; and Stephen Belsito, brother of
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A look back, ahead at boundaries of the years


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
With this, the last column of 1994, I like to think
about Douglas Adams' quote and look on both sides.
Let's look at what the past year has brought and what
the new year proposes.
From a fishing point of view, we've had a record
season again ofredfish and snook. Trout fishing
is still strong, grouper and snapper are still being caught
in record numbers, and stone crabs are plentiful.
From a commercial net fishing point of view, 1994
has been the last great mullet run before nearshore
commercial net fishers are put out of business. Ironi-
cally, a bidding war this year among some fish houses
up and down the coast has pushed the price of roe
mullet to $2.50 a pound though the highest paid
locally was $2.20 and a big bunch of the spawning
mullet passed free under the net boats since that much
of the run took place during the weekend ban.
Right now the 10-day ban between the holidays is
in effect.
Despite the prohibitions, Alcee Taylor tells me the
mullet season "was very, very good."
Come July 1 next year, commercial net fishermen
won't be doing any fishing in the Bays. That's the start-
ing date of the commercial net fishing ban in Florida,
approved by about two-thirds of Florida voters in No-
vember. Regular readers of this space know I and The
Islander Bystander were opposed to the abolition of
commercial fishing near the coast.
The net ban debate was probably the top environ-
mental story of the year. Before the mud-slinging was
over, environmentalist was pitted against environmen-
tal scientist, net fisherman against line fisherman.
Based on threats and accusations heard on the water of
late, let's hope the debate stays a war only of words and
legalese.
Next year, lawmakers in Tallahassee will try to
reach a decision on how much a person's heritage and
lifestyle is worth when legislators discuss "career op-
tions" for the soon-to-be-out-of-work commercial net
fishers in the state.
A task force is accepting public input on the issue
right now. Something called an assistance plan will be
presented to the Florida Legislature Feb. 1, with career
options as wide-ranging as having commercial netters
become boat mechanics or hey, here's an idea -
commercial charter fishing guides. Other options in-
clude having the state buy all equipment from netters,
which I guess would include boats, engines and nets.
We can get our two-bits worth into the debate lo-
cally Jan. 17 at the Bradenton city council chambers in
Bradenton City Hall. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
No matter what the final price tag on a lifestyle is, I'm
sure it isn't anywhere near enough for second and third
and even fifth generation commercial Cortez fishers.

And for next year ...
1995 will probably be a year of debate on local wa-
ters a debate including stormwater and Bay waters.
Islanders will have to make a decision whether or
not to fix the drainage problems or let 'em puddle in the
streets. Southwest Florida Water Management officials










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have said the price tag for the Island drainage improve-
ments could reach more than $1.8 million. Funding
sources aren't identified yet, but expect some of the
money to fix the standing water to come from
taxpayer's pockets.
Next year will also give locals a chance to clean up
Sarasota Bay, based on recommendations from the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program. That price tag
is around $130 million spread between Manatee and
Sarasota Counties.
I guess it almost goes without saying that I hope the
Florida Department of Transportation comes to its
senses and realizes a mega-bridge to the Island is sort
of like antlers on a trout -unnecessary and ridiculous.
Some other thoughts for 1995 include:


Reds, sheepies and gro
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfish and sheepshead are the top of the list for
holiday fishing best-bets, with rough weather keeping
most fishers close to port or in the Bays.
Capt. Phil Shields said amberjack are being caught
'way offshore, with red and black grouper being caught
closer to the Island. He said he's also caught some mut-
ton and mangrove snapper in the last few days.
Capt. Mark Bradow said redfish, trout and sheep-
shead were the best bets for his charters, with plenty of


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mans think, there's the upcoming final-maybe Cortez
Seafood festival on February 18. (How's that for drop-
ping into the practical?) The folks in Cortez are still
picking a theme for the event, but you can count on
having a good time eating mullet and hearing some
good music again.
Week ago Sunday the Miami Herald had an article
about the gentrification of Apalachicola. That means
the rich folks are moving in. "Dimwits, Republications
and smart-mouth Yankees," is how one local up there
put it.
With the local Bay-shrimping industry going away
the oyster industry in semi-ruin over the huge
amounts of fresh (and polluted) water flushing into
Apalachicola Bay the smart little boutiques are
moving into the old fishing village. The developers
think it's a pretty sight.
Soon we'll have another Longboat Key.
But for now, Cortez is still Cortez. The mullet run
was good this year. Next year, well, who knows?
Well, we'll just have to stand around the edge and
watch, I guess.
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uper best fishing bets
reds still coming up to the bait.
On my boat Magic I've been able to bring back
limit catches of reds, some so big they had to be re-
leased. Sheepshead are also starting to show up.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said sheepshead
are being caught near the bridges and piers, with fid-
dler crabs the best bait. There are some flounder also
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First Community Center indoor soccer tournament
produced many winners
First-place in the 12-and-under division went to Manatee Magic, with Coach
Dennis Granstad. Front row, left to right: Kevin Rosa, Chris Ryan, Seth Shipman
and Paul Scovanner. Back row, left to right: Taylor Jones, Greg Rhoades, Chris
Raye (who was this division's most valuable player) and Miles Belknap. Not
pictured are the second-place finishers in the 12-and-under division, the Champi-
ons, coached by Jim Sebastiano. That team included: Jim Sebastiano, Jr., Mark
Lathrop, Chris Smith, Jason Loomis, Preston Copeland, Adam Pear, Joey
Mousseau and Jonathan Cannon.


Update good for Juno

pygmy whale


Juno, the pygmy sperm whale calf being rehabili-
tated at Mote Marine Laboratory since Aug. 18, has
undergone a medical examination in order to monitor
her health status. She is currently being treated for a
respiratory infection that was first identified Thanks-
giving Day and indications are that her condition is
improving.
The exam included an ultrasound, collection of blood
and other samples, and a weigh-in. She now tips the scales
at 257 pounds- total weight gain of approximately 130
pounds since the start of her rehabilitation.
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AMICC basketball

standings
th e (For the week ending Dec. 17)
the Division I


Mote's Stranding Coordinator, "but we are still watching
her very closely. Little is known about the medical treat-
ment of these animals. She is still showing indications of
infection and possible gastric problems, and will likely
remain on medication for several weeks."
In the process of examining Juno, her caretakers
took the opportunity to move her to a different tank.
This tank, a twin of the one she has been housed in, has
been modified in several ways for Juno's benefit.
A heating unit has been added to counteract the
current cold temperatures and, in anticipation of rais-
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the top edge of the tank. The water level was subse-
quently raised.
Gorzelany explains, "This species is typically found
in tropical and subtropical zones. Although they are
known to be deep divers and are capable of withstanding
colder temperatures, we have to take into account she is
a sick animal and may require warmer water. We're also
finding out what aerial animals these are. The fencing is
to keep Juno from jumping out of her tank."


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Fri 12/30 - 4:30 -0.7ft 9:23 2.5ft
Sat 12/31 - 5:22 -0.8ft 10:17 2.5ft
Sun 1/1 11:35P 2.4fft 6:03 -0.7ft 2:10 1.3ft 4:06 1.2ff
Mon 1/2 11:58 2.3ft 6:44 -0.6fft 2:32 1.3ft 5:05 1.1ft
Tue 1/2 7:22 -0.5ft 2:54 1.3ft 6:17 1.0ft
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CITY
Anna Maria

Bradenton Beach



Holmes Beach


ADDRESS/lot
308 Gulf Blvd
57 x 100 Gulf
1701 Gulf Dr
42x95
1906 Gulf Dr
108 Coquina Beach Clb
130 51st St
100x100
201 30th St
50x100
303 29th St
100x100
6403 Holmes Blvd
90x104


STYLE/rooms
2 story home
4br/3ba/lcar detached
restaurant
Island Inn
elevated condo
Ibed/lbath
ground home
2bed/2bath/lcp
elevated home
3bed/2bath/2cp
ground home
3bed/2.5bath/lcar
elevated duplex
3bed/3bath/3cp


AGE/size
1922
1970 sfla
1962
1113 sf
1985
475 sfla
1962
1200 sfla
1990
1500 sfla
1971
1442 sfla
1978
1751 sfla


SELLER/BUYER/when
Newton Fasoli
11/7/94
Wasson/Williams
11/7/94
Keller/Mascia
11/7/94
Pitts/Bogart
11/7/94
Crawford/Doran
10/17/94
Adams/Tomovich
10/17/94
Brand/Vesely
10/17/94


SALE$/List$
$387,500
list $395,000
$100,000
list uk
$64,000
list uk
$129,000
list $139,500
$124,000
list uk
$134,800
list $137,500
$180,000
list $198,500


Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222. 1994 Exclusive to The Islander Bystander


GULF FRONT CONDO
Just steps to a beautiful beach. Panoramic Gulf views
from the living room. Impeccable complex close to
shops. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Must see. $225,000. Call
Rosemary Schulte #792-6615


BAY BREEZE
Beautiful home just steps from Bean Point. Expansive
porch offers Gulf and Bay views. Hardwood floors and
modern kitchen are just a few of the extras in the lovely
home. All this can be yours for just $200,000. Call Kathy
Granstad #778-4136 or Agnes Tooker #778-5287.


PRIME BUILDING LOT
Gorgeous large lot in exclusive Marina Isles. This ca-
nal front property is in an area of fine homes. Extra
large lot can accommodate a large home and boat
dock. Call after hours; Kathy Granstad #778-4136 or
Agnes Tooker #778-5287
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Cute 2 bedroom, 1 bath, each side. In the Heart of
Anna Maria. Each side has the privacy of a single
family home. Just $136,900. Call Pat Jackson at 778-
3301 or Ken Jackson 778-6986


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to have for yourself or would make a great investment.
1 bedroom 1 bath each side with a strong rental his-
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Broker:. Nancy Ungvarsky
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JOY TO THE WORLD 11
BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 18 [ 'E21 12


ACROSS
I Her Majesty:
Abbr,
5 Euripides
tragedy
10 Southwestern
sights
15 Wharton deg.
18 Feet
19 Anemic in the
extreme
20 Double duty?
21 Auction
conclusion
22 Season's
greetings from
Athens
25 Jet affliction
26 Oklahoma
Indian
27 bodkins
28 Paisley and
Fleming
29 Subscribe to
31 Season's
greetings from
Seoul
34 Controversial
coat material
35 "Steppenwolf"
author
36 Game show
group
37 Mideast carrier
38 Wear well
39 Store money
41 Go out with a
bang
42 Actor Mineo





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43 Uncle of note
46 Oklahoma city
47 Provide with
information
50 Mother of Horus
52 Denton of "Our
Miss Brooks"
54 Season's
greetings from
Rome
57 Start for plop or
plunk
59 Some steak
orders
60 Rock
(Australian
tourist site)
61 Major-league
63 Nagy of
Hungary
64 Season's
greetings from
Oslo
68 "Lucky Jim"
author
69 Kind of tax
71 Desk-box words
72 Orange
container
73 Jerk
74 Season's
greetings from
Paris
78 Overcharged
79 Half a train toot
81 Rules
82 Friday
83 Simile center
84 Hwys.
85 Gerard and
Hodges
86 Lunchtimes
88 Fort--,
Ontario


90 Diving position
91 "Inside the Third
Reich" writer
94 First of a Roman
trio
98 The other
woman
100 Season's
greetings from
Madrid
102 Marble
103 Baby sitter's
bane
104 -- duDiable
105 Sixth-century
date
106 Street of film
107 Season's
greetings from
Dublin
112 J.F.K. info
113 Travel book?
114 Come to the fore
115 homo
116 U.S.C.G. call
117 City on the Aire
118 Lee and
Roosevelt
119 Unwelcome
growth
DOWN
I "Mayor" author
2 Have no taste for
3 Nome's domes
4 Eva's half sister?
5 Kangaroo
pouches
6 Biblical judge
7 Create
wardrobes
8 What's left
9 Without a key
10 "No-- "(menu
line)


11 Sorbonne
summer
12 Ray
13 Treat, as glass
14 Have car trouble
15 Season's
greetings from
Oahu
16 MTV bad boy
17 Silver
19 Third degrees
23 Red-and-white
containers
24 Adm.'s outfit
30 The Galapagos,
e.g.
32 C.I.A.
predecessor
33 Tot's timeout
34 Point of view
37 "Tales From
Shakespeare"
writer
40 Cereal box abbr.
41 E.M.K. is one
42 Teutonic
triumph
43 Lines
44 Biblical
language
45 Season's
greetings from
Manchester
47 Signaled
48 Folk history
49 Ready a rifle
51 Descendants of
Noah
53 "--was the
sky so deep a
hue": Warner
54 Tournament
pass
55 Touch upon


56 Diamond girl
58 Grayish green
60 Comrade
62 O'Hara's home
64 Day---
65 Aware of
66 Accepts an
invitation
67 Summer mo.
70 Spanish eyes
72 Acted craftily


75 Nobelist poet
Karlfeldt et al.
76 River to the
Ubangi
77 Greek
consonants
78 --Tome
80 "Golden Boy"
playwright
82 Early times
85 1841 ballet
86 Pince---


87 Lab work: Abbr.
88 Hosts
89 Bridge over the
Grand Canal
90 Mescal
91 Suit materials
92 Ambulance
supply
93 Choice word
95 Cite, as reasons
96 Spitefulness


97 With revisions
99 Kidney-related
100 60's-70's crime
drama, with
"The"
101 Wings
108 Sonny
109 Undignified
mount
110 "... man-
mouse?"
III Chop


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HOMES ISLAND
420 Spring Ave., AM ............................... 117,900
125 47th St., HB ......................................... 169,000
611 Foxworth Lane, HB .................. ........ 189,999
607 Ivanhoe Lane, HB ............................. 279,00
2500 Gulf Drive, BB ................................ 285,000
607 North Point Drive, HB .......................... 329,900
513 Loquat, AM ....................................... 350,000
606 Crestwood Road, HB .......................... 390,000
400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, LBK........... 425,000
609 North Point Drive, HB.......................... 449,000
620 Fox Street, LBK ................................ 189,000
622 Dundee Lane, HB ............................... 209,900

HOMES OFF THE ISLAND


7304 13th Ave. W., B'ton ........................
6003 10th Ave. W., B'ton ........................
7211 41st Ct., E., Sarasota .....................
6709 88th St., B'ton .................................
1624 Palma Sola Blvd. ............................
6818 Pleasant H ill .....................................
4902 64th D r. W ....................... ...........
6910 18th A ve. W ...................................
909 24th Ave. W., Palmetto.....................

PERICO BAY CLUB


127,500
129,900
129,900
189,000
429,900
167,500
595,000
114,900
139,000


881 Audubon Drive .................... ................. 89,900
876 Audobon Drive ................................... 88,500
903 Sandpiper Circle ................................ 89,500
706 Estuary ......................... 94,500
969 W aterside Lane .................... ....... 113,000
1105 Edgewater Circle ...... ................ 129,900
1241 Edgewater Circle ........................... 142,900
1371 Perico Point Circle ......................... 152,000
1118 Roseate Court ................................ 153,900
624 Estuary Drive.................................... 159,500
1230 Spoonbill Landings ........................ 162,900

DUPLEXES
120 57th Ave. E., B'ton ............................. 60,000
3007 & 3009 Ave. E., HB ........................ 259,000


CONDOS OFF THE ISLAND
11025 Jasmine Circle, Perico Island ......... 123,700


CONDOS ISLAND
600 Manatee Ave. # 128 ..........................
6005 Gulf Drive, #216, HB ......................
6500 Flotilla Dr., #232, HB ........ ...........
3701 East BAy Dr., #9-B, HB ..................
3803 East Bay Dr., #7-A, HB ..................
600 Manatee Ave. #113, HB ......................
1007 Gulf Drive N. #215, HB ...................
6400 Flotilla Dr. #65, HB .... ..............
1800 Gulf Drive N., #215, BB..................
6006 Gulf Drive, HB #212 .......................
600 MAnateee Ave. #115 .......................
6700 Gulf Dr #14, HB ..............................
6200 Flotilla Dr. #246 ..............................


134,900
129,900
134,500
134,900
136,000
142,500
142,900
159,000
167,000
178,000
141,900
224,900
131,900


COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT
807 18th Ave. W ., B'ton ......................... 154,900
710 601h St. Ct. E., B'ton ......................... 180,000
2112 First St. W ., B'ton. ........................... 350,000
3100 Gulf Dr. HB .................................... 450,000
4016 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ................. 750,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ............ ...... 850.000

LOTS & ACREAGE ISLAND
4000 Gull of Mexico Dr., LBK ........ . .. ... 150,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr LBK ....... ....... 325,000
107 Bay Blvd AM ..... ..... . . .. 395,000
17[h & Gulf Dr., BB ... ... .. ............ ...... 450,000
517 Blue Heron, AM ................................ 500,000

LOTS & ACREAGE OFF ISLAND
10205 Old Tampa Road, Ellenton................ 70,000
5600 Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sara............. 329,000
708 44th Ave. E., Ellenton ......................... 74,900


CALL 778-2261

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Warm, happy wishes for everything that can
make a year peaceful, bright and
prosperous especially for you.


SSince
MARIE "G LIC REAL ESTATE
F"IAN'" 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

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Our organization wishes to extend to
you warmest greetings for the New Year.
We appreciate your support and will con-
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bath, new carpet & furniture, no smoking nor
pets, $1,400 per month, plus tax.

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HORIZON REALTY
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
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Your hostess Christine Shaw, will show you
this lovely three bedroom, two bath home that
is located on the beach where the Gulf and
Bay meet on Anna Maria's prestigious north
end. Through the windows which extend
across the back of the house, there is an ex-
pansive view of Tampa Bay, Egmont Key and
Passage Key. Features include a gourmet
kitchen with Jenn-aire range, Corian counters
and a large breakfast bar. this home is beau-
tifully decorated and offered turnkey furnished.
Price reduced $417,000.


CANAL FRONT HOME
JUST LISTED!
Looking for the family home? Look no more! This
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and lots of counter space. Three bedrooms plus
the master bedroom has a private studio. Lot size
is 90x120. By appointment only. $229,000.


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PALMA SOLA BAY ESTATES! Beautiful 3
bedroom, 2 bath home with pool, sunken living
room, cathedral ceiling, 2 car garage, and lush
landscaping. $139,900. #61108. T. Dolly
Young, 778-5427 eves.
JUST STEPS TO THE GULF OF MEXICO &
heated pool Excellent 2 bedroom, 2 bath-
room condo. Turnkey furnished, large
kitchen with breakfast bar. Great Gulf View
for only $172,000. #61202. Karin Stephan,
388-1267 eves.
PRIVACY WITH PRISTINE BAYVIEW!
Large 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo on inter
coastal waterway. 2 car garage. Beautiful
condo for $399,000. #60526. Dolly T.
Young, 778-5427 eves.


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TOUR OF FINE HOMES
Thursday, December 29
1 -4PM
600 Manatee Ave. #202, Holmes Bch .... $129,500.
Westbay Cove bayfront condo. 1BR/BA, great
room design. 2 pools, tennis. Close to beach &
shopping. Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
1103 Edgewater Cir., Bradenton .... $196,500.
New listing. Perico Bay Club. Lovely second floor
end unit, complete with furniture. Great views of
Palma Sola Bay. Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
5400 Gulf Dr. #13, Holmes Beach .. $116,900.
Poolside condo just steps to Gulf. 2BR/1.5BA
ground floor unit with Florida Rm. Turnkey fur-
nished. Darcie Duncan 778-1589 eves.
116 White Ave, Holmes Beach ........$350,000.
Close to beach. Spacious 2BR/1 BA home plus a
1BR/1BA income producing apartment. Owner
financing. Jennifer Jones 795-2865 eves.
447 63rd, Holmes Beach..................$85,000.
Seaside Gardens-2BR/2BA villa within walking
distance of boat ramp and tennis courts. Private
backyard. Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
5400 Gulf Dr. #34, Holmes Beach .. $229,000.
Direct Gulf front condo, turnkey furnished. Very
spacious 2BR/2BA unit. Inside laundry, covered
parking. Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
603 North Point Dr., Holmes Beach .. $339,000.
Keywest style waterfront home with wraparound
deck. 4BR/2.5BA with boat lift, dock. Carol R.
Williams 778-1718 eves.
2107 Palma Sola Blvd. #53, Bradenton....... $60,000.
Well maintained 2BR/2BA mobile home in active
community. New appliances, heated pool, club-
house. Jane Schulz 746-0937 eves.
701 Manatee Ave. #11, Holmes Beach .. $123,900.
Westbay Cove South 2BR/2BA bayfront ground
floor unit. Steps to pool and tennis. Furnished
turnkey. Jim & Julie Warrender 794-2314 eves.
104 6th St. S., Bradenton Beach .... $205,000.
Panoramic views from this duplex 1/2 block from
bay and beach. Superior construction, extra too
numerous to list. Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Barnes 778-6407.
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.
COMMERICAL DELI CASE. 8 cubic feet. $900
OBO. 778-0624.
SECURITY SYSTEMS available. Personal, auto,
home alarm from $25 to $300. Excellent gift idea.
Please call to demonstrate. 778-9304.
NATURAL RACCOON pant coat. 32" long, Dolman
sleeves & modified wing collar. Appraised $2500/
Price $1000. 778-2855 evenings.





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Dick Maher Office 778-2261
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NATURAL AUTUMN HAZE mink coat. Pastel full
length, notch collar, straight sleeve. Appraised
$4500/Price $2000. 778-2855 evenings.


REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between
D.Coy Ducks and Chez Andre), Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
ITEMS TO SELL? Apartment to rent? Need extra
cash? Islander classified really work! 778-7978


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.
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.
1989 WELLCRAFT ECLIPSE 165HP Mercury IL
with float on aluminum trailer. Low hours. Must see
at 412 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. 778-1820.
BOATS & BOATING continues on the next page.


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Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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Buying & Selling all Perico Bay
Call Today!
5' LAKEFRONT VILLA


2/2 Beautifully Furnished Asking $129,900
Marilyn Trevethan Evenings 792-8477
Office 813-778-6066 Toll Free 1-800-865-0800


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. GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR direct
Gulf front apartment in small ten unit complex with
quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy beach
Sand walking distance to shops and restaurants. Of-
fered at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.









GULF VIEW TRIPLEX Recently renovated, tastefully
furnished units that offer a flexible floor plan. Large
common sundeck with great view of the Gulf. Laundry
1 on premises. Now operated as vacation rentals. Priced
at $255,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


, SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT The views go on for
ever from this fully furnished 2BR/2BA top floor, end
unit. Cathedral ceilings, covered parking, boat dock,
short walk to prime beach and possible owner fi-
nancing add to the extras of the condo. Priced at
$125,000. Call Dave Moynihan.

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RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, second
floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, clubhouse,
sauna and on site management. Deeded beach ac-
cess and excellent rental program. Priced at
$94,500. Call Dave Moynihan.

ISLAND LOTS
HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT ... 85 x 130 ...
deep water and spectacular views ... $189,500.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT ... 90 x 109
... deep water and view of Bayou ... $159,500. ,
WOODED HOLMES BEACH LOT ... 100 x 200
... close to beach & zoned 1-4 units $129,000.
HOLMES BEACH ... mouth of the canal with
full Bayview ... $149,900.
GULF DRIVE ... 50 X 100 one block to beach %
... single family ... $44,500










OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy sunsets from your A
own roof top patio when you buy this centrally located,
turn key furnished, 2BR/2BA condo with a Gulf view.
Pluses include pool, balconies, storage, secured build- A
ing, elevator, great location and new walking beach.
Priced at $229,000. Call Ed Oliveira for details.

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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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Serving Anna Maria Since 1939 CALL (813) 779-2246 FAX 778-4978
2217 Gulf Drive ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
DICK Bradenton Beach
W AGNER Dave Moynihan .................... 778-7976
Licensed Ed Oliveira .......................... 778-1751
REALTY INC. Real Estate
Broker 01 Bill Wagner ......................... 778-5914






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"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL
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Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
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Top to bottom, ashtray to engine! Hand Wash &
Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish, Armorall, Rims & Tires,
Shampoo Interior, Engine Cleaned &Silicone Protected.
Our mobile service means no one has to drive your
car. And we are eco-friendly utilizing only 100
percent bio-degradable products. By appointment at
your convenience, home or office. NEW mobile service
number 320-0110.



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Installed Rekeyed Repaired
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Serving Anna Maria, Longboat
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE -
RADIO DISPATCHED
SPECIALTY KEYS
LUGGAGE REPAIRS
778-5594


SAILBOAT FOR SALE O'Day Widgeon, 12 ft. w/
main, jib and trailer. $900. 778-2167.

SAILBOAT Terrific 16' daysailer/racer. Canadian
built, 1 to 4 person, very light use, well constructed
and exceptional condition, fast. Includes basic gear.
Ready to sail! $1,199. Optional mariner $250. See
Dave Romberger at 512 71st St., Holmes Beach.
778-7821. Before 12/9 or after 1/3.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS fur full time re-
tail positions. Pick up applications at Crowder Broth-
ers Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED immediately for
beachfront resort. Must be dependable. Experienced
preferred. Apply in person 9 am to 1 pm at Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.


RESPONSIBLE LOCAL COUPLE will manage your
condo/aptJresort property. Live in or out. Excellent
references. FL brokers license. 813-778-5555.


"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Is-
land 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.

FREE ESTIMATES to remove unwanted trash or
whatever. Don 778-7199.

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.

TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.


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 Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional 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.


SABAL | PALM
CARPENTRY

A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
CUSTOM FENCES
DECKS SIDING
FASCIA SOFFITS
DOORS WINDOWS
ODD JOBS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
778-7603
Rick Lease
32-Year Island Resident


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.

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.


1 LG/1SM 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.
(corner of Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue.) No
pets, no smokers. Close to laundromat. $1,100 per
month, includes utilities and taxes. 778-1576.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
March & April 95. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-949-3713.

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

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

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.

HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 elevated duplex.
Close to beach and shopping. Completely furnished.
Monthly/seasonal. 779-2114.

ANNUAL RENTAL 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.

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.

SEASONAL RENTALS 1 & 2BR units still available
for '95. Fully furnished. All utilities except L.D.C.'s.
Old Florida Realty Co. 778-3377.

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

OFFICE SPACE for rent in Holmes Beach Profes-
sional Building. $200 per month and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.

BEACHFRONT 3/2 elevated home. Large porch
with great Gulf view. Furnished w/fully-equipped
kitchen. 2 car garage. Anna Maria. Wk/Mo/Sn. 813-
225-1500.

CANALFRONT HOME North end of Longboat Key.
2BR, W/D, garage, large deck, easy walk to beach.
Available Jan. 1. $2000 month. 383-0639.


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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.

SEASONAL RENTALS 3/2 beautiful home on Bimini
Bay w/boat dock, private garden off master bed-
room, available for months of Jan., $2,500 or 1/2
Jan., $1,700 or $900 week. Michael Advocate, Betsy
Hills Real Estate, 778-2291.
HOLMES BEACH Nicely furnished 2/1 duplex, pic-
turesque view of Gulf. One month minimum $1500.
After holiday special Jan. only $1200. No pets.
722-2742 evenings.
RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront home
w/boat dock and washer. Approx. $80 week plus
deposit. 778-6638.
AVAILABLE JAN 1. Seasonal 2BR w/gulfview. Fur-
nished. Nice location. 778-4368.
BAYVIEW TERRACE 1/1. Everything included
(cable, VCR, utilities). Gulf side steps to gulf. Mini-
mum 3 months. Call Alex deVilla 813-646-7817.
ANNUAL LEASE One block from Cortez Beach.
Large top floor 2/2. New tile and carpet. Screened
porch with Gulf view. Trash and water included.
Available Jan 1. $795 month. 778-0631.

HOLMES BEACH Seasonal 1, 2, and 3BR apts.
available across from public beach. Weekly or
monthly. Fully furnished with all utilities. 778-9304.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. 2/1, rattan fur-
niture, central A/C, cable, washer/dryer. Seasonal
$1500 month includes utilities. Available Jan. thru
April 1996. 778-8233 til Jan. 1 then 904-531-9091.
ANNUAL HOUSE LEASE Holmes Beach. 2 block to
Gulf. 2/1, large separate storage, $650 month in-
cludes water & trash pickup. 778-5391.


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.
KEY WEST style canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $219,500. 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.
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.
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 is-
land business for sale. 149' frontage on Marina
Drive. Business only with long-term lease. $297,500.
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,
community 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. $135,900. Call Yvonne Higgins at
Island 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.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 &
3BR units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call
Dick Maher for additional information. From
$131,900. Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261.
BY OWNER Charming 2/1.5 cottage in historic
Cortez village. Quiet street, nice oaks. Great win-
ter rental. $62,500. 723-3616.
501 KEY ROYALE DR. 3/2 canal/dock. $184,500.
Gentra Realty 756-5146. After hours 778-9203.
LOT, DEEP WATER canalfront. 316 Tarpon, Anna
Maria. Easy bay access. $145,000. Owner 778-2338.
BUYERS! Experienced Appraiser/Broker will repre-
sent you to get the best price and terms. Island
properties are our specialty. Call James Boyd, MAI/
Realtor/State Certified General Appraiser 0001251
at 761-8439.
LOVELY 3/2 condo. Ground floor, end unit. Perico
Bay Club. Overlooks Palma Sola Bay. Screened,
glass-enclosed lanai. $204,900. Call Dick Rowse at
Smith Realtors, 778-0777.
READY TO MOVE in beautifully appointed condo.
2/2 with garage. Overlooks Palma Sola Bay.
Screened lanai. $137,000. Call Dick Rowse at
Smith Realtors, 778-0777.
NEAT AS A PIN home with fabulous view. Steps to
beach area. $177,500. Call Richard Freeman at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066
HOLMES BEACH CONDO 2/1, garage with W/D.
New carpet, paint, wallpaper & verticals. White
appliances. Walk to beach and restaurants.
$72,900. Owner 798-3981.

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KILTS PIANO STUDIO
ENROLL NOW for Private Music Instructions
Piano or Keyboard Youth to Adult
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ISLAND TAXI
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Bruce Collins Since 1991


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