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)RTS REAL ESTATE JANUARY 5, 1995
Judge OKs Bradenton Beach Marina expansion
By Paul Roat
Allan Bazzy has won court approval to expand the
Bradenton Beach Marina. Circuit Court Judge Scott
Brownell ruled last week that the Bradenton Beach
City Council wrongly denied Bazzy's petition to re-
zone adjoining residential lots for commercial use.
Brownell's order calls for the city to:
Approve Bazzy's rezone request for six residen-
tial lots adjacent to the marina, located just south of the
Approve the vacation of 100 feet of Bay Drive
North and a portion of Church Street.
Approve Bazzy's application for special excep-
A Holmes Beach police sergeant has resigned his
position under charges he was drunk and left the scene
of an accident Christmas night.
Holmes Beach Sgt. Charles Anderson has resigned
his position, effective Jan. 3, Police Chief Jay Romine
told The Islander Bystander Tuesday.
The State Attorney's
Office will decide whether
Anderson, 36, a Holmes
Beach resident, will be
charged after a motorcycle
accident which left his fe-
male passenger injured.
Anderson was off-
duty at the time of the in-
cident and has been on
A sick leave for injuries sus-
Anderson tainted in the crash. His
Winstead, 39, suffered a broken arm and several bro-
ken vertebrae in the accident. Bradenton Police Officer
S.E. Woodford investigated the accident at 39th Av-
enue Circle West and 66th Street West in Bradenton.
The pending charges against Anderson include
DUI with bodily injury, leaving the scene of a traffic
accident with injury and obstruction of justice.
The charges carry a possible sentence of a mini-
mum probation period to a maximum five-year prison
sentence for DUI with serious bodily injury.
In the report, Officer Woodford said he found a
woman lying in the grass, the apparent victim of a mo-
torcycle crash. He noted, "I could not see the driver or
the motorcycle involved."
Randy Thompson, a police officer with the Longboat
Key Police Department, also off-duty, was with Winstead
at the scene. Thompson told Woodford he had been fol-
lowing Anderson on his motorcycle but had fallen some
distance behind Anderson and came uponthe crash. Th-
ompson said he stayed with Winstead while Anderson left
to get help.
Woodford said after about 10
minutes had passed he asked Th-
ompson where Anderson had gone.
Thompson said he would get Ander-
son and bring him back to the scene.
Upon Anderson's return to the
scene, when Woodford asked
Anderson how the crash had hap-
pened, Anderson told the officer
he had been "stupid, got scared,
went to call for help and instead
consumed large amounts of an al-
coholic beverage after the crash."
On second inquiry of how the
accident happened, Anderson told
Woodford he was experiencing
mechanical problems with the mo-
torcycle and lost control, struck a
Effective Jan. 3,
tion use of the rezoned lots, subject to a number of
stipulations to be worked out between the city and
Bazzy. Those stipulations call for Bazzy to provide the
city council with different architectural designs, access
under the Cortez Bridge should be maintained, land-
scape designs be provided and lighting on the property
should be non-intrusive to neighbors.
Bazzy hopes to spend more than $1 million in remod-
eling the marina. His plans call for removal of the exist-
ing open-air boat storage racks, replacing the structure
with a 34-foot-high, 200-foot-by-84-foot enclosed storage
shed that could accommodate up to 74 boats.
Bazzy also hopes to build two docks, one 125-feet
storm drain and laid the
motorcycle down. I
Woodford noted a
strong odor of alcoholic
beverage coming from
Anderson and that his eyes
were bloodshot and watery "
and his speech was slurred.
Woodford said he then
advised Anderson that he
was now forced to begin a Chief Romine
criminal investigation for
the "possible offense of DUI." Woodford asked Ander-
son if he would submit to field sobriety tests and he
said, "I just got done drinking. I can't believe you
would make me do that."
Anderson resigned his posi-
tion with the Holmes Beach
Police Department. Police
Chief Jay Romine said, 'Sgt.
service during his six-year
career with the department
has been exemplary, as
illustrated by the three of-
ficer-of-the-year awards he
has received since his em-
ployment as a patrol officer
in December 1988.'
When asked if Anderson was refus-
ing field sobriety tests, he said he
would take the tests.
After failing to successfully perform
any of the tests, Woodford consulted
his supervisor, who advised Woodford
to offer Anderson the opportunity to
submit to a blood test to determine his
blood alcohol content instead of arrest-
ing him and taking him to jail for an
Before transporting Anderson to
Blake Hospital for the blood test,
Woodford asked to see the motorcycle,
which was in a garage at 3615 66th
Street W. in Bradenton. Woodford said
Anderson went into the house to un-
lock the garage and when he opened
long, the other 135-feet long, into Anna Maria Sound;
demolish an existing house; construct a duplex; relo-
cate boat work stations; and do overall remodeling of
Some of that work is already underway.
Bradenton Beach City Council members Aug. 23
voted 3-2 in favor of Bazzy's request, but city laws
require at least four affirmative votes for such a request.
Councilman Bill Campbell and former Councilman
Jim Kissick cast the negative votes.
PLEASE SEE MARINA, PAGE 2
the garage door Anderson was attempting to drink a
glass of an unknown alcoholic beverage, which
Woodford took from him.
Woodford said Anderson then stated something to the
effect of "I guess you'll have to charge me with obstruc-
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said, "Sgt.
Anderson's professional service during his six-year
career with the department has been exemplary, as il-
lustrated by the three officer of the year awards he has
received since his employment as a patrol officer in
In May last year Sgt. Anderson was named by
Chief Romine to be a recipient of the Manatee 100
Club's Officer of the Year award.
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Public Beach last week Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Public Beach last week. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
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Those Were the Days ............................. .... 7
Announcements ......................... 14
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School daze .............................................. 18
Streetlife ..................................................... 19
Anna Maria tides .......................................... 21
Real estate.................................................... 22
I[f PAGE 2 0 JANUARY 5, 1995 a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Ordinance to permit in-home artistic
teaching hits sour note with council
By Pat Copeland
A proposed ordinance to allow in-home artistic
teaching In Holmes Beach City was sent back to the
drawing board by the city council recently because of
concerns over allowing traffic to the home.
The ordinance, initiated by a piano teacher's re-
quest to teach in her home, has gone back and forth
between council, the planning commission and the
city's attorneys since August of 1993. The ordinance
would provide a special exception for in-home artistic
teaching and require each applicant to pay a $250 fil-
ing fee and meet specific criteria. Applications are also
subject to council review.
In a letter accompanying the draft ordinance, City
Attorney Patricia Petruff pointed out that the city's
home occupation ordinance prohibits pedestrian or
vehicular traffic to or from any property utilized in
connection with a home occupation. She felt, as did the
city's planning commission, that "there is a potential
for persons seeking home occupation licenses to chal-
lenge the prohibition against pedestrian and vehicular
traffic if the artistic use ordinance is adopted."
"We are opening ourselves up to challenge from
other types of businesses," said Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore. "I don't object to what she's doing but af-
ter reading the planning commission's recommenda-
tion, I feel it should be in a commercial area."
Councilman Luke Courtney said special exception
uses in residential districts include preschools, adult
day care, after care and foster care that all involve pe-
destrian and vehicular traffic.
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said
such teachers enhance the culture of the community
and she doesn't feel the ordinance would be chal-
Whitmore said rock bands also consider them-
selves artists and "if you open the door for her there's
going to be all kinds of artists in the community com-
ing out of the cracks. We'll have to listen to every one
of them and we can't be discriminatory."
Reichard said the city's noise ordinance would take
care of loud music.
Councilwoman Billie Martini agreed with
"It could mean somebody teaching drums," she
noted. "I think we're opening Pandora's box. I think we
should listen to the lawyer. She's alerting us to what
could happen in the future."
Councilwoman Pat Geyer said she has a problem
with allowing traffic to the home.
Petruff told council, "I brought up the issue be-
cause you need to give careful consideration to it. The
distinction between a home occupation license and a
special exception use may be sufficient (to keep it from
being challenged). It's a policy decision on your part."
However, Petruff said she was more concerned
about the definitions of "art" and "artist" that she had
added to the ordinance because of the difficulty in de-
fining the concepts.
Reichard added, "There's no accounting for taste
in what someone considers art."
Courtney suggested listing the types of art and art-
Petruff noted, "You would be defining the types of
uses that you consider to be appropriate for special
permits in residential districts and you would need to
have some rationale for why you chose a piano teacher,
for example, and not a rock band. You can do that as
long as you have the proper basis for whatever you
Resident Bernie DePaola said in-home lessons
keep costs down for parents and the traffic is not a
problem. She suggested when council is compiling its
list of types of artists permitted, they should check
which artists are licensed to teach.
Reichard said the council would bring the ordi-
nance back to another work session.
Nice doggie! Nice daddy!
What could be finer on a cool but sunny Holmes
Beach day than walking your dog with your daddy?
"Absolutely nothing!" seems to be the answer two-
and-a-half-year-old Sarah Huffine's smile is convey-
ing as she enjoys a stroll along Flotilla Drive with
her father, Rex, and their faithful companion, Tory.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Attorney OKs council-resident talks on density laws
By Pat Copeland
At the Dec. 20 Holmes Beach City Council work ses-
sion, City Attorney Patricia Petruff cited concerns over
court challenges to the city's proposed charter amendment
to require a city-wide referendum for any density increase.
Petruff s concern centered on the effect of state su-
preme court decisions on the proposed charter amend-
In a letter to council on Dec. 22, Petruff noted that
the issue is whether or not it is appropriate for council
members to discuss the proposed ordinance with con-
stituents outside of a public setting. In Petruff's opin-
ion, council members may do so.
Petruff explained that one ruling, the Snyder case,
involved a property rezone and at issue was whether or
not it should be treated as a legislative matter or a
quasi-judicial matter. She said the distinction was im-
portant because of the "burden of proof which the ap-
plicant would need to meet to show entitlement to ap-
proval of the application."
Petruff noted, "The court stated that it is the char-
acter of the hearing that determines whether or not
board action is legislative or quasi-judicial. 'Generally
speaking, legislative action results in the application of
general rule of policy, whereas judicial action results
in a formulation of a general rule of policy.' "
Under this definition, she said, a number of types of
hearings would appear to be quasi-judicial and one district
court of appeal has ruled that a hearing for an amendment
to the future land use map designations in a comprehen-
sive plan for a specific property is quasi-judicial.
Under the Snyder decision, she said, the city's pro-
posed amendment appears to be a setting of a policy rather
than application of the policy to a specific piece of prop-
erty and, in her opinion, it would be considered legislative.
"What this means is that the restrictions on ex parte
communications as set forth in the Jennings opinion are
not applicable," Petruff said. "In that opinion, the court
stated that 'ex parte communications are inherently im-
proper and are anathema to quasi-judicial proceedings.'"
Petruff recommended that council members disclose
on the record the date and substance of any communica-
tion with constituents on the proposed ordinance. She also
cautioned council that this is an evolving area of the law
and until further clarification is obtained, council should
be especially cautious when dealing with decisions and
ordinances involving land use.
disposal ever so easy
Thanks to the newly enacted yard waste service
by the county, it's a snap to get rid of your Christ-
mas 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 trimming any tree wider
than four feet or heavier than 50 pounds.
In Holmes Beach, yard waste at all residences
south of Manatee Avenue will be picked up on
Monday. 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 Saturdays.
Residents of apartments, condominiums and
mobile home parks should check with their man-
ager for the procedure for yard waste and a cen-
tral bin for trees.
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met his burden of proving the proposal was consistent
with the comprehensive plan and complied with all
procedural requirements of the zoning ordinance,"
Brownell said in his order.
Brownell based his ruling against the city on the
reasons cited by Campbell and Kissick. "Councilman
Kissick cited negative public comment, received by
him ex parte [outside the public hearing] as the basis
for his vote," Brownell wrote in his order. "Council-
man Campbell likewise cited negative, ex parte com-
munication from members of the third ward to justify
his vote. Public pressure is an inadequate reason to
deny Bazzy's application [based on the Florida Su-
preme Court ruling in 1993].
"The only difference between the two is that Coun-
cilman Campbell ... said, in effect, that as a result of
the negative pressure he would 'go by' [city planner]
Bill Brisson's staff report That report suggested that
the city had sufficient commercial property and needed
no more. Mr. Campbell did not adopt nor express sup-
port for the concept. He merely said as a result of the
public pressure he would 'go by it.'
"Had both councilman adopted the position that
sufficient commercial space existed in the city and
cited that as their reason to vote no, the court would
deny the petition. Had both councilmen voted no with-
out announcing any reason, the court would be left with
the task of combing the record to find substantial com-
petent evidence to support the denial. Adequate exist-
ing commercial space would qualify. But when both
announced in clear, unequivocal terms the reasons,
there is no requirement to scour the record for unan-
nounced reasons for denial.
"Finally and most importantly, even if Councilman
Campbell meant to say he formally adopted that con-
cept as reason for his vote, and his vote was legally
sufficient to stand, Councilman Kissick's vote cannot
stand under any interpretation of his words. Even un-
der this trained interpretation of the record only one
negative vote can be allowed to stand, leaving, in ef-
fect, a 4-1 vote in favor and, thus, approval of Bazzy's
City council members will discuss the matter
Thursday during the regular city council meeting. One
avenue the city may take is to direct City Attorney Alan
Prather to appeal the circuit court decision.
Bazzy has filed two other cases against the
Bradenton Beach. No hearing dates have been set for
those cases, which involve alleged encroachments onto
Bazzy's marina property by city buildings and a suit
against 18 residents who opposed Bazzy's marina ex-
Marina expansion OKed by judge
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 5, 1995 0 PAGE 3 PIM
Auto tag refunds? Write, don't call
Perhaps the most famous last words in the world
are: "It seemed like a good idea at the time." Precisely
what the Florida Legislature thought a few years ago
when it imposed a $295 impact fee on new residents of
the state buying license plates for their cars.
But the Florida Supreme Court didn't think it was
such a good idea at all, ruling the fee illegal and order-
ing the state to repay about $187 million it has collected
since July 1, 1991. Trying to comply with the court
order, the state set up a hot line for people to call to get
the machinery in motion to get their refunds. Again, it
was an idea that seemed like a good idea at the time.
So many people are calling the hot line from
6,000 to 8,000 calls per day that many people are
getting busy signals. That's why it may be better to
write the state than call, if you are entitled to a refund.
Roadwork requested for
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach
Recommendations from the 789 Task Force
have made it into a formal request for funding by
Bradenton Beach to regional transportation planners.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola has re-
quested four wide areas of the city receive consid-
eration for work by the Metropolitan Planning Or-
The city's road work request comes on the
heels of recommendations made by the 789 Task
Force, a group of citizens charged with improv-
ing drainage, lighting, traffic congestion and other
highway concerns on Gulf Drive from Manatee
Avenue south to Longboat Pass Bridge.
None of the suggestions for highway work in-
clude additional right of way acquisition, Pierola
No mention is made in Pierola's letter to
MPO Executive Director Mike Guy of construc-
tion of a controversial traffic circle, or round-
about, at the Gulf Drive-Manatee Avenue inter-
section by the Manatee Public Beach. Holmes
Beach City Council members had opposed that
aspect of the 789 Task Force plan in 1994.
Pierola's request to the MPO includes the
Another traffic circle, or roundabout, be
constructed at Leffis Key and Coquina Beach.
Sidewalks should be constructed along
Gulf Drive throughout the city.
An eight-foot-wide bike path should be
built on the west side of Gulf Drive between
Cortez Road and Leffis Key. The path would jog
away from the road at 14th Street South and fol-
low the line of trees at Coquina Beach, then loop
under the Longboat Pass Bridge and terminate at
One-way vehicular access to Cortez Beach
should be designed so motorists would only en-
ter the beach parking lot from Fourth Street
South and only exit at 14th Street South. Angled
parking would be created, the parking lot would
be landscaped and barricades erected along the
road to prevent motorists from entering Gulf
Drive except at designated places.
Drainage problems at the Cortez Beach
parking lot should be corrected.
Longer turn lanes should be built at the
Cortez Road-Gulf Drive intersection.
The MPO is expected to address the request
later this year.
Here's what you should include when you write for
Name, exactly as it appears on the vehicle's reg-
Current address and daytime phone of the regis-
At least one of the following: The vehicle's iden-
tification number, which is located on the driver's side
of the car where the windshield meets the dashboard
(it's usually easiest to read this number from outside
the car), or the tag number or the registration number.
Send your request to: Florida Dept. of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles, Impact Fee Refund Sec-
tion, P.O. Box 7850, Tallahassee, FL 32314-7850.
Two things more you should know:
The first is, there is no deadline for filing for the
refund, despite persistent rumors that the application
had to be filed by Dec. 31, 1994.
The second is, even though the impact fee was
being charged as of July 1, 1990, the court ruling does
not apply to people who paid the fee in that first year.
That's due to technicalities in the law, but refunds will
become available for these folks too eventually.
This could take up to a year, sources say.
Anna Maria City
1/10, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
1/5, 7 p.m., Council meeting
1/10, 2 p.m., Planning Commission
1/9, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, Holmes Beach
1/11, 7 p.m., Save Anna Maria, Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Dr.
In 1994 ... "A few of ,I
my favorite things"
Herald Restaurant Critic
I've saved the best for last. My most joyful
food "Glad" is that the Beach Bistro continues to
qualify as my favorite restaurant. For me, it just
doesn't get any better than this small beachfront
restaurant where the beautiful view restores my
tranquility and the elegantly prepared, fresh food
quenches my desire to enjoy simply the best food
I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Their service
is on par with the food as is the wine list. I wish I
could eat here every week; I guarantee that no
other food would be discussed.
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Hutchison preaching during one of Roser Memorial Community Church's
seaside services. Islander Photc: Mark Ratliff
Rev. Frank Hutchison
looks back on 16 years
at Roser Church
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
After spending most of his adult life
preaching the gospel, the Rev. Frank
Hutchison, pastor of Roser Memorial
Community Church, is eying retire-
His departure from the pulpit is not
imminent, however, so there's still a
while to hear his ser-
mons. Hutchison plans Rev. Fra
to hand the keys of the
historic Island religious Hutchinl
institution over to a to hand
new leader at the end of
May. the histo
For more than 16 Memorui
years, Hutchison has
been the pastor of the nity Chu
nondenominational a new lec
church in Anna Maria
City, and though he's end of i
not absolutely sure
where he and his wife,
Sylvia, and their 10-year-old daughter,
Jeanie, will be heading when he finishes
the Roser chapter in his religious career,
Hutchison says he's thankful for the
path that led him here in 1978.
Hutchison's story at least as a
man of the cloth goes back some dis-
tance before that, however.
Apparently destined to become the
fifth name on the shingle of the Colum-
bus, Ohio, insurance firm of his father
and three brothers, Hutchison studied
business at Wharton and ended up with
an MBA. He worked in the family busi-
ness for a while, but there was a distrac-
tion that kept creeping more and more
into his pursuits.
"I began to teach Sunday school for
junior high students," Hutchison says.
"I teamed up with an art teacher in the
school system, and he would draw as I
taught the lesson."
The Sunday school started out with
15 students and within a few weeks the
number was up to 80.
"With junior high kids that's un-
heard of," Hutchison says. "It caused
quite an uproar in the church, because
we were kind of boisterous. I mean, 80
kids together for one hour it was a
Hutchison's involvement with the
local Presbyterian church continued un-
til it was becoming obvious to himself
and his friends that making money was
not the all-consuming passion that is
typically the hallmark of America's
"I'd talk insurance, but then I'd try
to talk theology with anyone who would
listen," Hutchison says. "A lot of my
buddies at work said, 'Oh, Hutchison,
that's all you like to talk about why
into the seminary?' I
started to think about
that, especially since I
was so successful with
that Sunday school."
He stayed with
the insurance business
for another year be-
fore finally making
the decision to begin
his formal education
in the art of selling
more spiritual policies
to the people.
spent the next four
don't you go
the keys of
irch over to
ader at the
years in the McCormick Seminary in
Chicago, and after being ordained as a
Presbyterian minister he logged another
15 years in inner-city churches includ-
ing Detroit, St. Louis and Raleigh, N.C.
"That was during the 1960s and
early 1970s," Hutchison recalls, "and
we thought the frontier in America was
certainly the inner city, where we went
to try to heal some of the social ills."
Hutchison got involved with his in-
ner-city flocks in some very grass-roots
ways, and his business training was fi-
nally put to use in a manner that satisfied
him unlike his practice of insurance had
some years before.
"In Akron I had a wonderful minis-
try working with an Episcopal priest, a
Roman Catholic layman and a Jewish
rabbi," Hutchison says, explaining that
the foursome formed an organization
"It was a social service agency, and
we called ourselves 'Inpost,' the idea
being that the outpost is now in the in-
ner city," Hutchison says. "We got in-
volved in suicide prevention, but my
main thrust was to counsel low-income
inner-city people who wanted a Small
Business Administration loan to start a
Hutchison says he handled the com-
plicated paperwork the government re-
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quired, and taught the applicants how to
deal with bankers in getting the capital
they needed to build the businesses that
would hopefully help them out of pov-
In his two-year ministry there,
Hutchison helped obtain 17 loans, and
when he left the area the Akron bankers
held a banquet for him to recognize his
"During the banquet
they said that all 17 loans
were current, that is,
they had paid their last
monthly payment -
which was better than
their blue-chip loans,"
Winding his way
south through a series of
found himself in St. Pe-
tersburg in 1975, where
he met Sylvia. Two
years later they tied the
knot, and the following
take place o
beach to a b
ground of s
gulls and th
the gently c
year The Rev. Hutchison made another
commitment this time to the people
of Anna Maria Island.
"As I think about the Roser experi-
ence," Hutchison says, "it was just a
miracle of God, the whole thing from
start to finish."
Hutchison says he was talking to a
minister friend in St. Petersburg one day
when his friend mentioned there was
church near Bradenton that was seeking
a pastor. In July 1978, Hutchison as-
sumed the spiritual reins of Roser from
the Rev. Al Butterfield.
Among Hutchison's accomplish-
ments at the church is his Saturday sea-
side worship services that take place (in
the warmer months) on the beach at the
Gulf end of Magnolia Avenue near sun-
set. Hutchison delivers his sermons to a
squawking gulls and .'l ust th
the laughter of chil- jut i
dren playing in the neSS has
gently crashing surf.
"I had thought my life, ti
about doing it for receiving
years," Hutchison says
of the unique services feel like I
that began in 1990. "I worthwh
wondered if there
might be people out for the ch
there who aren't at- show kin
tending a formal wor-
ship setting, but none-
theless have a real religious drive. I
thought maybe I could tap some of that."
Hutchison's natural church has
proven to be the saving grace for a num-
ber of persons, drawing some people
who attend for even more fundamental
reasons than only to experience the sin-
gular beauty of the Lord's Prayer being
recited as an orange sun drops below the
horizon of the western Gulf.
"The seaside worship has been a
help to one man who had a terrible prob-
lem with his spine," Hutchison says.
"He could not sit, but he could lie down.
The first night he came he told me it was
the first time he had been to a worship
service, other than television, for about
Another person suffers from claus-
trophobia, "but she doesn't have any
problem out there (at the beach ser-
vice)," Hutchison says.
The Stephen Ministry, an outreach
of the church provided by lay members,
is another innovation Hutchison brought
"That really gave me an upswing
in my own personal faith to do that,"
Hutchison says, recalling having read
about the concept in 1982, contacting
organizers and then getting the pro-
gram going locally.
In the Stephen Ministry lay people
are trained to do pastoral counseling for
"people in the congregation and in the
community who are hurting,"
Hutchison says. "It's a one-on-one, I-
chisons listen-to-you minis-
ments is try." The Stephen min-
y seaside sisters do not offer ad-
vices that vice or try to provide
answers, but lend an
)n the ear to those who need
5ack- to talk about their
e laughter "It's strictly listen-
e laughter ing to somebody who
playing in may be depressed, in
crashing grief or separated from
their loved one,"
Of the nearly 800
members of the Roser congregation,
140 have trained as Stephen ministers
during the 12 years the program has
"Almost every one of them has
said to me: 'I've been a busy person in
my life, but I know myself better
thanks to this program,'" Hutchison
says. "There are 40 active Stephen
ministers right now."
It is not surprising that the Stephen
ministers hold a special place in
Hutchison's heart, for their work em-
bodies to great degree one of the recur-
ring themes in Hutchison's sermons -
"I guess as I've gone along, I've
been impressed with just how a little bit
of kindness goes a long way," he says.
"It's one of the things in our expanding
population that min-
isters to people a
k kind- little bit of kindness.
worked in It sounds trite, but it's
it is, in "And it (kindness)
t, and I is one of the nine
fruits of the spirit
s a very mentioned in
thing Hutchison stresses.
irch to "It's right in the
less. says, emphasizing
the core-like signifi-
cance kindness holds in the Biblical
hierarchy as he counts off on his fin-
gers. "Love, joy, peace, patience, kind-
ness it's right in the middle of the
fruits of the spirit goodness, gentle-
ness, faithfulness and self-control.
"I just think kindness has worked
in my life, that is, in receiving it, and I
feel like it's a very worthwhile thing
for the church to show kindness."
But of all that has been accom-
plished in the more than 16 years he
has guided Roser Church, what is best?
He acknowledges the "help and team-
work from a terrific staff and the lay
people," but coming from the former
business man who began to realize his
calling while teaching Sunday school,
the rest of the answer is no surprise.
"I'm really thrilled with how the
Sunday school and the children and
youth groups are coming right now,"
the retiring pastor says. "It's a very
encouraging thing that Roser is becom-
ing populated by younger people."
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Follow the rules
to play the game
The rules have changed for elected officials, and
Islanders are starting to realize that events from far, far
away have a very real impact on something as basic as
how we use the land on this barrier island.
Zoning laws have long been the domain of local
officials. After all, who is better suited to determine
where houses and commercial properties should be
than the people who live in an area? For decades,
elected officials have had the duty to listen to their
constituents and vote in the best interest of the residents
for the way land should be used.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 1993 that
elected officials have to prove why a property should
NOT be rezoned to a different use than what is set
forth in the existing long-range comprehensive land
The decision, the court said, should not be based on
a popularity contest, but should instead be based on
factual evidence supported by real things like traffic or
future growth projections.
In fact, the court even went so far as to say that
even for elected officials to talk to people about a land-
use change outside of a public forum is improper.
Imagine, not being able to talk to residents you are
elected to represent about something going on in their
In Bradenton Beach, council members have
learned the lesson the hard way that outside interests
are determining the destiny of the city. A proposal to
expand the Bradenton Beach Marina onto six adjoin-
ing residential lots was narrowly rejected by the city
council last August. Allan Bazzy, owner of the marina,
sued to have the decision overturned. Last week, Cir-
cuit Court Judge Scott Brownell agreed the votes of
Council members Bill Campbell and Jim Kissick were
inappropriate and directed the city to approve the re-
zoning and marina expansion.
Brownell said in his ruling he would have agreed
with the decision to deny if the two council members
had just offered some substantial reasons other than
resident opposition to the expansion proposal, but lack-
ing the hard, cold facts he had to approve the rezoning.
Let's hope that other elected officials will learn
from Bradenton Beach and follow the rules in the fu-
ture even though they may not agree with them.
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This letter is to all the people of this community on
this wonderful Island of Anna Maria.
My heartfelt thank-you to everyone. Because of
you there truly was a Santa this year in our home.
It's not been an easy year with many transitions in
Because of the All Island Denomination Christmas
project, my children were blessed with so many nice
gifts and were indeed thankful. The spirit of Christmas
has been deeply felt in our home.
Thank you again and Merry Christmas.
Kim Lott, Bradenton Beach
Flight from logic
In The Islander Bystander's story on Holmes Beach
zoning, you reported me as saying "1,900 cars go by"
daily past the Floyd property on Manatee Avenue.
Nineteen thousand cars is the correct figure I gave.
A copy of the Florida Department of Transportation
traffic count is enclosed. Your error makes it appear
reasonable to continue to designate the area as residen-
tial, when that is obviously not the case.
We were requesting the Holmes Beach Planning
commission to consider, in its review of the compre-
hensive plan, to recommend a change from residential
zoning to commercial. As a real estate agent I was rep-
resenting the owner, Steven Floyd. Since land use on
the south side of Manatee Avenue is commercial, it is
arbitrary and unreasonable not to allow commercial use
on the north side as well.
A planning commission member asked me if the
tract was the one with all the "lush greenery," and I said
yes. Another member said it made a beautiful entryway
into the city. Yes, it does. But meanwhile, my client
pays $3,000 a year in property taxes for the privilege
of providing this beautiful entryway, while being de-
nied reasonable use of his property.
One commission member pointed out that the traf-
fic volume made residential use of another owner's
parcel just 400 feet west of Floyd's as unsafe for chil-
dren. The commission did recommend a change from
residential to commercial zoning for that parcel, which
is on the other side of Manatee Avenue.
In a breathtaking flight from logic, the commission
did not apply the same reasoning about children safety
to the other side of the street.
Hildegard Bell, Bradenton
Island Angels earned their wing
Your generosity of non-perishable foods, toys,
games and monetary gifts were very much appreciated
by All Island Denominations (AID). Because of you,
our Island Angels, Anna Maria Island's less fortunate
families had a more loving Christmas through AID's
Island Christmas '94 project
AID, a consortium of churches on Anna Maria Island,
is busy all year providing emergency help for those in
need. However, at Christmas AID looks to the community
to become involved and become involved it did. Island
Angels began to donate food, toys, games and monetary
gifts plus put in over 500 hours of volunteer time.
AID helped 20 families with 26 children and eld-
erly people this Christmas.
On behalf of AID, I thank all our Island Angels for all
they did to make AID's Island Christmas '94 a success.
Virginia Heatley, president,
All Island Denominations
Thank you All Island
Yes, there is a Virginia.
She and her friends from All Island Denomina-
tions reached out and helped me with a Christmas
basket last week.
Thank you Islander Bystander for telling AID's
story, and thank you Virginia, and all your friends from
AID for your wonderful spirit.
An Islander (name withheld)
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Part 8, The War of 1898
by June Alder
An observation balloon was tested out on the grounds of the Tampa Bay Hotel
before it was taken to Cuba. Spanish marksmen shot it down.
SHOVING OFF AGAIN
Fearing a Spanish attack, the U.S.
War Department compelled the Cuba-
bound expeditionary force to hide out in
Tampa Bay under the broiling June sun
for five miserable days. And it was all
because intelligence agents had mistook
several American patrol vessels near
Key West for Spanish warships.,
By the time the flotilla started off
again on June 14, the 16,000 soldiers
aboard the 36 crowded transports, many of
them ill, were extremely unhappy camp-
ers. But their spirits picked up as the ships
steamed slowly down the Bay under a
bright sky with a soft breeze blowing and
the blue water as smooth as a silk carpet.
They were to rendezvous at Egmont
Key for the night.
Residents of the surrounding towns
as well as relatives of the soldiers and
curious visitors also had been waiting
impatiently for this day. The wide lower
expanse of the Bay, where Egmont and
Anna Maria keys stood as sentinels, was
dotted with small boats and launches as
well as steamers and commercial ves-
sels. The Manatee River Journal noted
the presence of the ferryboat Sammy
Lee, which had been hired by "75 ladies
and gentlemen from Braidentown."
The homesteaders of Anna Maria
- the Joneses, the Beans and the Cobbs
- all had loved ones among the troops.
Many Manatee boys, possibly including
St. Clair Jones and Hal Bean, were on
transport No. 1. Rurick Cobb, brother of
Sam Cobb, played the drums in one of
the regimental bands. And 17-year-old
Francis Jones was a cabin boy on Gen-
eral Shafter's flagship.
Everyone was waiting eagerly for
the Yucatan, ship No 8, to arrive. The
colorful Rough Riders were aboard it,
along with their famous leader,
Theodore Roosevelt. It appeared just
before sunset when most of the other
troopships had already passed by to their
berths for the night.
Onlookers steered their craft in
close to the main channel to get a better
view of the Yucatan. But they got more
of a thrill than they bargained for.
The Mattewan, carrying the 20th
Infantry Regiment, had anchored near
the channel. Suddenly the Yucatan,
carrying 773 enlisted men and 43 offic-
ers with their horses, veered out of line
and headed straight for the motionless
transport. It was a bad moment. Resting
in the Yucatan's bow were 3,500
pounds of dynamite, ammunition for a
new type of "dynamite gun" (mortar).
At the last minute the Yucatan man-
aged to avoid a head-on collision and per-
haps a terrible explosion. But the ships
came so close that the Rough Riders lean-
ing over the rail of the Yucatan almost
managed to shake hands with the infan-
trymen on the other vessel.
A photographer for the popular
Lesly's Weekly captured the incident
on film. Two newsreel photographers,
whom Roosevelt had impulsively let
come aboard his ship, also were there
with their cameras grinding.
Anna Marians had a grandstand seat
the next day when one by one the ships
crossed the Egmont bar with pennants
flying and soldiers waving from the rig-
gings. The strains of the war's theme
song, "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old
Town Tonight," swelled above the deep
blasts of the ships' horns and drifted over
the channel to the Islanders cheering on
the beach. It was a spectacle none of them
ever would forget.
Out on the vast Gulf the ships
formed up in three parallel columns,
patrol boats to the front, the rear and
the flanks, and began their grand pro-
cession southward. It was with mixed
feelings of pride and apprehension that
the onlookers watched the progress of
the armada until the long black plume
of smoke trailing behind it disappeared
below the horizon.
No sooner had the flotilla left than
up from the south came a gray cloud
bank. It would unleash the first storm
of a delayed rainy season which was to
be one of the wettest on record. Ahead
were months of "muddy misery" for
the troops in action in Cuba as well as
the "forgotten" troops left behind in the
sodden camps of Tampa.
Next: The woes
of Sgt. Dobson
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summer and fall when he
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six residential lots. Here,
Bazzy explains the project
to members of the city's
agency and citizens.
By David Futch
Last week we began a review of 1994, a year of big
stories and goings on for the little island of Anna Maria.
No doubt about it, bridges were at the top of the
list of top topics of the year. With state administrative
hearings between attorneys for residents at Westbay
Cove, a condominium within 300 yards of the bridge,
who claim they were not legally notified of hearings
by the Department of Transportation and DOT's at-
torneys scheduled for March 1995, the bridge will
again be in our headlines.
Now with the year in review finished, what can
we expect for 1995? Will Newt Gingrich, Richard
Nixon, Holly Hunter, Clint Eastwood and Elvis con-
verge at Harrington House Bed and Breakfast Inn for
a film noire about dogs and alcohol on the beach?
But first, the rest of the headline stories for 1994.
July 7 Only 181 shopping days 'til Christmas.
Holmes Beach resident Gretchen Edgren spent 25
years working at Playboy with Hugh Hefner.
Edgren bared all, not as a pin-up, but as senior
editor of Playboy magazine when she retired in
1992 and was editor for the hardcover book
celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Playboy.
She's pictured with husband Bud.
If you were the owner of all of Anna Maria Island,
your property would have increased $20,914,886 dur-
ing the past year. The Manatee County Property
Appraiser's office determines the assessed value of all
property on the Island at $808,842,722.
The Anna Maria City Commission votes 3-2 to
deny restaurateur Ed Chiles' petition to vacate an alley
that runs beside the Sandbar Restaurant.
Joe Romano didn't sit still on his last day as the
Bradenton Beach Building Official. Romano wrote a
three-page letter blasting Mayor Pierola, members of
several of the city's advisory boards and the city's civic
association. At the same time, he lauds staff. Romano
cites Pierola and Bradenton Beach Sailboat Rental at
Pierola's Catalina Beach Resort for operating a busi-
ness that does not conform to code. It is the second such
citation Romano has issued the business.
Gretchen Edgren has an alluring smile, a pretty
round face and for 25 years worked at Playboy with
Hugh Hefner. Edgren bared all, not as a pin-up, but as
senior editor of Playboy magazine when she retired in
1992. Was she ever a Playboy Bunny? "Heavens, no,"
she laughs, "I never had the look for it." The Holmes
Beach resident was editor for the hardcover book cel-
ebrating the 50 year anniversary of Playboy.
July 14 Tarpon fishing still good. Englishman
wins $250,000 in Boca Grande tarpon fishing tourna-
ment when Capt. Frank Davis leads him to the big one
at 148 pounds. The British angler proclaims, "Life has
been good to me."
On this date, on summer sabatical from the news-
paper, I reported from Goodnews Bay, Alaska -
"Fishing is good. The King salmon are running, some
to 60 pounds. It was 34 degrees when I got up this
morning. How's the weather there?"
July 21 Anna Maria Public Works Director and
Building Inspector Don Tarantola resigns.
The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
approves plans to expand the Bradenton Beach Marina
by a 4-3 vote.
Daniel Wiersema may be headed back to jail for
not removing rubble from his beachfront home in
More than 200 Islanders bid a fond farewell to
newborn loggerhead turtles as the first group of the tiny
reptiles made their way to the sea.
July 28 In yet another rift between Anna Maria
Island and Longboat Key, our neighbors to the south
decided to withdraw from the Coalition of Barrier Is-
land Elected Officials. Longboat officials accuse Anna
Maria of bashing them.
Tarpon still biting pretty good. Snook are rated
tops, as well.
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Thousands of baby
loggerhead turtles were
released from Island
beaches during the
Aug. 4 Despite pleas from Anna Maria Island
representatives for increased clout on the regional
transportation planning board, the Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization, chances appear slim for added
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches surprised com-
missioners by suggesting a cut in the millage rate and
Commissioner Max Znika drew a vow of opposition
from the mayor for suggesting a raise in commission-
ers' salaries. The city passed on first reading an
ordinance to restrict artificial lighting along city beaches
in order to protect sea turtle hatchlings.
Communications at the Holmes Beach Police De-
partment were zapped by summer lightning.
In a second report from Goodnews Bay, Alaska, I
note the "bear facts" of life at a remote fish camp.
Aug. 11 The Anna Maria Island Community
Center makes a last-ditch appeal to Holmes Beach for
more money. Mayor Bohnenberger says he does not
favor the increase. At least one city commissioner dis-
One year ago, three ships collide in the Tampa Bay
channel and spill thousands of gallons of heavy crude
on St Petersburg beaches. Bummer. Thankfully Anna
Maria beaches are spared. Hundreds of birds, pelicans,
egrets, herons and others, are treated for oil coated
feathers and stomachs.
Manatee County Parks Maintenance supervisors
tell Islanders better maintenance of the facilities at
Manatee Public Beach are not possible on their limited
budget. The parking lot, concrete planters, trees, curbs
and sidewalks all show signs of neglect
Additional beach raking is requested for Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach in the county budget while
the City of Anna Maria opts for "au natural."
A modified law prohibiting a host of activities, in-
cluding a portion of the law that called for it to be ille-
gal to "throw, propel or push any objects, stones, balls,
arrows, javelins, kites or model aircraft which disturbs
the public peace" is adopted for public beaches in
Gib "Cracker" Berquist celebrates his 70th birth-
Aug. 18 Gunman nabs cash at Island service
station. According to police reports from Holmes
Beach, the perpetrator got away with an undisclosed
amount of cash from the Citgo station at 31st Street
and Gulf Drive.
Aug. 25 Tracy Powers of Daytona Beach cel-
ebrates her 25th birthday with a lift over the beach in
a parasail a sport that has a sudden surge in popu-
larity along our Gulf beaches.
Six-time Anna Maria City Mayor Ernie Cagnina
dies. Cagnina, 84, was a Tampa native who first vis-
ited the Island in 1918. After serving in the U.S.
armed forces during the D-Day invasion, Cagnina
returned to Anna Maria and began a family grocery
store in 1946. Cagnina and his trademark #10 Perfecto
cigar were a constant at his
IGA store for almost 50 r
As Ernest Hemingway
once said, "People are dy- .
ing who never used to
Gov. Chiles, who has
family on Anna Maria, had
this to say just weeks be-
fore Ernie died. "I don't go
anywhere without my Ernie Cagnina
mayor Ernie has been
my mentor and spiritual
leader for as long as I've
been coming to the Island.
He looked after me, and he
looked after my kids ...
now, he's looking after my
Ernie will be missed.
As the Islander Bystander
said in its editorial, "There
were many of us delighted
to see Ernie every day and Mary Ross
proud to call him our
Former Anna Maria City Commissioner Mary
Ross dies just days before Cagnina. She is remem-
bered for her untiring efforts to beautify the city. She
was often seen tending the lush, tropical garden in
front of Anna Maria's city hall. Like Ernie Cagnina,
she will be missed.
Sept. 1 Free-for-all erupts at political forum as
Manatee County Commissioners Pat Glass and Kent
Chetlain square off. Due to redistricting, Chetlain is
seeking the same at-large seat held by Glass. "This is
more like a divorce than a political campaign," Glass
said at one point in her exchange with Chetlain.
Voting Time. All sorts of good folk are running
for office. This political season is ripe for slamming
and bad-mouthing your opponent. Down home we see
Cortezians being pushed out by a proposed ban on gill
nets. A way of life is threatened.
Island charter captain rescues Cuban refugees. It
was supposed to be a relaxing two-week vacation for
Capt. Roy Salgado until he ran across three men and
a raft 20 miles offshore of Key West. Salgado gave
the men food and drink and heard stories of despera-
tion in Cuba.
Sept 8 Accountant Andrew Hankin is arrested
after admitting he embezzled more than $300,000
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from his boss Ed Chiles's Sandbar restaurant. Hankin
admitted spending the money on a gambling habit, and
almost exclusively at the dog track.
U.S. Post Office officials tell the city of Anna
Maria that building permits aren't needed for a planned
expansion because the Postal Service acts as an arm of
federal government and is not subject to local laws.
Holmes Beach city workers plant palms through-
out the town.
Sept. 15 The city of Holmes Beach expects to
spend $2.2 million during the 1994/95 budget year.
Bradenton Beach approves a $1.27 million budget for
the next year that begins Sept. 1.
Capt. Howard Smith celebrates his 90th birthday at
the Rod and Reel Pier where he worked with eccentric
owner Frank Cavendish. Smith served three terms on
the Anna Maria City Council.
Crabby Bill's restaurant, formerly Pete Reynard's,
seeks permits to extend docks and to start outdoor dining.
Crowder Bros. Hardware opens a store in Anna
Maria Island Center.
Sept. 22 Longboat officials want the Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization to transfer $717,000 from an
Anna Maria revetment project to their town. Our neigh-
bor to the south wants to use the money to bolster the
island's failing beach renourishment project. Anna
Maria officials say "no way."
A large bloom of red tide micro-organisms is off
New Pass at Longboat Key and is expected to drift
north. Already large fish kills are reported.
More than 1,200 volunteers turned out on Anna
Maria Island for the seventh annual Florida Coastal
Cleanup. They remove 10,000 pounds of garbage and
trash from the beach.
Sept. 29 Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
staves off attacks from Longboat and Siesta Key to
retain money for four drainage projects on Anna Maria
Former Bradenton Beach City Councilman Howie
Herman finishes haranguing the city council for its plan
The Salgado family helped out a Cuban
plan to raise taxes. Suddenly Herman slumps to the
floor, collapsing from a fatal heart attack. He was 67.
Allan Bazzy files suit against the city of Bradenton
Beach citing council members illegally denied his re-
quest to expand and renovate the Bradenton Beach
Marina. The projected cost of expansion is $1 million.
Oct. 6 Island trolley connecting Anna Maria
Island to Longboat and Lido Key scheduled to start
Cafe on the Beach operator Lorna Dee Percifield
and her partner Gene Schaffer ask Holmes Beach city
officials for permission to serve beer and wine with
meals at their restaurant at the county owned Manatee
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island. Mote Marine Laboratory scientists say this is
one of the worst outbreaks they have seen.
The state attorney charges Sandy Pointe Condo-
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mangroves on the project.
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A new branch bank to open and a condominium
project receives approval. First National Bank of
Manatee, 5324 Gulf Drive, opened Nov. 1. The six-unit
Hidden Cove Condominium, 5612 Gulf Drive, also
gets approval from the city of Holmes Beach.
Islander reporters Bob Ardren and Paul Roat be-
gin a series on Cortez, a village unchanged by time, but
for how long? Soon Florida voters will decide whether
to eliminate the way of life of generations of fisher-
families of Cortez. A constitutional amendment ban-
ning the use of large nets to catch fish in the Gulf of
Mexico on the November ballot.
Oct. 20 The Anna Maria Island Historical
Society's museum gets a new look at least on the
inside. The society also unveiled a proposal to put a
roof on the old city jail, perhaps the most photographed
site on the island, to much protest from the community.
Another battle in the war against the replacement
bridge for the island is set for December. The state
DOT is forced into an administrative hearing as a re-
sult of a requirement that property owners who were
within 300 feet of the project be notified in June 1993.
Property owners say they were not notified properly
when the project was first proposed.
Bids for the repair of the Key Royale Bridge come
in at three times higher than expected. The lowest bid
was $430,000 while the city of Holmes Beach set aside
Oct. 27 Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches settles
some discussion concerning what the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society may do with the building it
rents from the city on Pine Avenue. Simches refuses to
let the group do anything to the building's exterior.
Island elected officials chastise Manatee County
for not cleaning up beaches after dead fish from a re-
cent red tide caused a big stink.
Bradenton Beach's two elder statesmen on the city
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council decide to step down. Vice Mayor Herb Dolan
and Councilman Jim Kissick will not seek re-election.
Garbage rates increase $1.70 per month as of Nov.
1 in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan Bazzy
brings a third suit against the city for not allowing him
to expand his business. Bazzy charges city officials
conspired to defeat his planned $1 million renovation.
Nov. 3 The Islander Bystander holds a political
forum where incumbent Dem. Florida House Repre-
sentative Julie McClure faces Rep. hopeful Mark
Flanagan. Both chastise each other for their opposing
views on everything from abortion to a new bridge for
Anna Maria Island.
Island businesses commit $3,200 in advertising to
a trolley that will run the length of the Island then on
to Longboat Key and down to St. Armands Circle.
The Anna Maria City Commission decides it will
not set aside a small section of the beach where people
could take their dogs.
Nov. 10 The city council wants local legislators
to introduce a bill to expand the boundaries of the city
to include the near-shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico,
Longboat Pass and Anna Maria Sound.
The Holmes Beach City Council bites the bullet
and enters into a contract to pay $430,000 to rebuild the
Key Royale Bridge.
Work to widen Cortez Road is delayed. The origi-
nal finish was expected in March 1995 and now it looks
Nov. 17 Winners and losers in the Nov. 8 elec-
tion are, drum roll please: Rep. Mark Flanagan eases
by incumbent Dem. Julie McClure in an upset.
Flanagan garners 53 percent to McClure's 47. In his
second home of Anna Maria, Gov. Lawton Chiles, the
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to make a living throwing a cast net from a dock or
Trolley service for Island is "99 percent certain"
says trolley owner Gary Cremeans of Trolley Systems
of America, Inc.
Just when it was clear that bad weather would put
a crimp in the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island's
Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Festival, enough blue
skies came through to make it yet another fine time.
The Florida DOT unexpectedly requests and re-
ceives a time extension to issue a permit that would
allow 65-foot bridge to be built to Anna Maria Island.
The state DEP gives DOT the extension. Islanders are
coalescing as a group called SAM or Save Anna Maria.
The group is opposed to the new bridge as are most of
the Island's politicians.
Nov. 24 Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach city
officials pass resolutions prohibiting the taking of live
seashells from island waters.
Bradenton Beach may not be able to extend its
boundaries to include waters off the shore because
Police Chief Jack Maloney says there is a liability prob-
lem if the police cannot patrol the areas.
Dec. 1 The U.S. Coast Guard faults all pilots
involved in the three-vessel collision that resulted in
about 330,000 gallons of crude oil and 32,000 gallons
of aviation fuel spilling into Tampa Bay. Oil coated St.
Petersburg Beach after the ships collided off Egmont
Key. Anna Maria is spared because an outgoing tide
sent the oil into the Gulf and a southwest wind pushed
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Organization to halt construction of a 65-foot, fixed-
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Santa Claus, aka Gilbert "Gib" Bergquist, comes
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some hints from children about what they might like to
see under the tree on the special holiday.
Dec. 15 Holmes Beach City Council passes an
ordinance requiring a city-wide referendum for any
Phantom pig is spotted along the Palma Sola
Causeway near Flamingo Cay. Others claim to have
seen the pig on the Island.
The administrative hearing requested by Save
Anna Maria to attempt to quash the proposed 65-foot,
fixed-span bridge replacing the current Anna Maria
Island Bridge is delayed until March 29-31. SAM
president Melody Kramer is pleased because it gives
the group more time to bring its new attorney David
Levin up to speed in its fight to stop the bridge.
Dec. 22 Preliminary cost estimates are in to
improve drainage on the Island, as provided by the
Southwest Florida Water Management District. The
total cost for improvements at 14 locations is estimated
at $2 million.
Pig watch remains a favorite sport of Islanders with
the Palma Sola Causeway porker showing up at differ-
ent locations along Manatee Avenue. Several persons
also claimed to see the pig on Anna Maria Island.
SAM moves to hold a fund-raiser to pay for the
group's new attorney. The next SAM meeting is set for
7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Island Branch Library.
Dec. 29 Bazzy wins lawsuit against Bradenton
Beach, and will be permitted to expand his marina onto
six residential lots.
The pig is in a new home, thanks to the artful
trapping skills of Wildlife Rescue. The pig, deemed
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Political forum set Feb. 2
for Anna Maria
The Islander Bystander will sponsor a political
forum for the upcoming city election 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.
All candidates for mayor and city commission and
the public are invited to attend the open forum on
Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Candidates for mayor including interim Mayor
Max Znika and Commissioner Dottie McChesney.
Commission candidates include incumbent Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe, former commissioner George
McKay, Michael Michael W. Bartles, Lawrence M.
"Mike" Doyle, Leon Kramer and Mark Ratliff.
Islander publisher Bonner Presswood will moderate
the event Questionnaires will be available at the door for
voters to address the candidates. The format will include
opening statements from all candidates and a discussion
of issues involving the City of Anna Maria.
Voter registration for the Feb. 14 election is open
through Jan. 16.
Meet doll artists at
Anything Goes, Inc., 9801 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
City, is sponsoring an open house for new doll artists
on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public
is invited to attend.
Participating doll artists will include Gregg Ortiz,
creator of one-of-a-kind fantasy pieces; Linda
Leibrand, creator of one-of-a-kind character dolls;
Jackie Maphis, who works in porcelain LE 25; and Joy
Calhoon, whose porcelain creations suggest a dreami-
ness and innocence.
For information call Anything Goes at 778-4456.
Make money programs at
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will spon-
sor a program entitled "How to Make Money Through the
Chamber" on Friday, Jan. 6, at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the
Holiday Inn, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.
There will be a cash bar. RSVP by the close of business
on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
On Monday, Jan. 9, the chamber is sponsoring a
familiarization tour of Longboat Key & St. Armands
Circle on the new trolley.
Two trips will be made 10 a.m. until 12 noon
and 1 to 3 p.m. The trolley will leave from The Plaza
Restaurant parking area located behind the Avenue of
the Flowers Shopping Center off Bay Isles parkway.
Call Kristin at 383-2466 for reservations.
Branch Library sponsors
The Friends of the Island Branch Library invite the
public to attend the second of its Focus on Florida pro-
gram series to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m.
in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room of the library.
Dr. Amanda M. Burt, musicologist, professor, ad-
ministrator and writer will speak on English music and
drama For more information, call 778-6341.
Koffee Klatch dances at
Koffee Klatch Dances continue at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, Anna Maria City, every
second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
The dances are held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. There
is a minimal charge of $2.50 for cookies, coffee, and
the great music provided by the Bob Lopiccolo Trio.
Tennis practice scheduled
Roy McChesney and other instructors will resume
tennis practice sessions at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center for beginning and intermediate players.
Practice for children and youth will begin Friday,
Jan. 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will continue
ow-ry Friday. Adult practice will begin on Monday,
Jarf. 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
There is no charge for the program.
Is it running?
Trolley service officially began on Anna Maria
Island on Tuesday, Jan. 3. A phone call to the opera-
tor, Trolley Systems of America, results in a recorded
message "operator of the Siesta Key Trolley and soon
to be Anna Maria Trolley service."
For information call owner Gary Creamans at 346-
3115 or the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Youth group to meet at
All Island Youth Group will meet Wednesdays at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes.Beach during
the month of January.
Annie Silver center to
The Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street
and Avenue G, Bradenton Beach, will hold its monthly
meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.
New members are invited to attend.
For information call Muriel Thayer at 383-3036.
St. Bernard hosts
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a pancake
breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The menu will include homemade pancakes, sausage,
orange juice and coffee. Adult's tickets are $2.50 and
children's tickets are $1. The will include a bake sale.
Mixed media exhibit at
The Island Branch Library will have an exhibit of
mixed-media by members of the Anna Maria Island
artist community during the month of January.
The collection will represent a group of artists who
meet at each other's homes or studios to discuss, cri-
tique and enjoy the arts.
Also during the month of January, Bradenton
Beach resident Richard Suhre will have an exhibit of
wooden shop models.
The library is at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Pelican Man offers bird
A Wild Bird Rescue Training Class will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, City
The class is free of charge and open to all persons
18 years of age and older. It is not necessary to regis-
ter in advance.
For further information call 388-4444.
Extension service holds
program at branch library
The Island Family and Community Education
Club will meet at the Island Branch Library, Holmes
Beach, on Monday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m.
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The public is invited to attend the program.
Call the Manatee County Extension Service Home
Economics Department at 722-4524 for additional in-
Free planning seminar at
A free seminar entitled "Estate & Retirement Plan-
ning, Trusts and Taxes" will be held at the Island
Branch Library in Holmes Beach on Thursday, Jan. 12,
from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon in the Walker Swift Meet-
ing Room. The seminar is open to the public.
Littoral Society offers two
The American Littoral Society has scheduled a free
lecture, "Charlotte Harbor: the SWIM Program," by
Dr. David Tomasko, Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program, at the Environmental Library, 7112 Curtiss
Ave., Sarasota, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. Call
924-9677 for information.
Orchid society show
The Manatee Orchid Society will hold its 31st an-
nual show on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13 and 14,
from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on
Sunday, at the Boys and Girls Club, 5231 34th St. W.,
Bradenton. Admission is free with donations.
AMI Orchestra & Chorus
Rehearsals for the 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, concert
performed by the Anna Maria Island Orchestra & Cho-
rus will resume on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Island Bap-
tist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria City.
Rehearsals will be held each Saturday.
The chorus will rehearse in the Bayless Building at
the church. The orchestra will meet in the church's
Fellowship Hall, except for the Jan. 7 rehearsal. The
Jan. 7 orchestra rehearsal will be held at the Christian
Science Church, 6300 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Tenors and basses who read music can still join
and participate in the Jan. 29 concert. For more infor-
mation call Willem Bartelsman at 778-6517.
Hi-12 Club to meet
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club will meet on Thurs-
day, Jan. 5.
New members are invited to attend. The Masons
meet at Crabby Bill's restaurant in Holmes Beach
every Thursday at 11 a.m. for a social hour followed
by a luncheon at 12 noon. Every third Thursday is
For membership information call 778-1260.
Bingo begins at Annie
Bingo will be offered for play at the Annie Silver
Community Center, 23rd Street and Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach, starting Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
Forever Young hosts
The Anna Maria Island Forever Young group will
meet on Monday, Jan. 9, at 12:30 p.m., at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria City.
Gretchen Edgren, a former senior editor of Playboy
magazine, will be the guest speaker.
All seniors and retirees are invited to attend.
Writers' group to
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
on Monday, Jan. 9, at 10:15 a.m.
An election of officers will be held. Participants are
asked to bring work to read. Visitors are welcome.
For information call Myrtle Moreton at 729-2399.
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31 Barely contain
33 Joplin tune
35 Madrilefio, e.g.
40 One of the
42 "Get off- !"
44 Hearty quaff
45 Jazz's Kid-
49 Tenth of a joule
55 Flamingo Gorge
(750 per minute)
58 Like Haydn's
60 "Jake's Thing"
61 Whence Jackie
got her O
62 Full of holes
67 Stimpy's pal
74 Our wish to you
81 History chapter
82 Traffic jam
86 DeNiro's "Mean
89 Stack of oldies,
91 180from norte
92 One of the
94 First name in
95 Not one to go
105 Singer Carey
108 Shaped like an
112 Tony nominee
114 She's unarmed
119 Titular tenor in a
121 Where heros are
123: "I -- saw..."
125 Pa. neighbor
126 Timely opening
132 Bond foe
133 What it is
134 Sans smog
135 Par: Abbr.
136 Revue piece
I Harass publicly
2 "See what I got!"
4 Former White
5 Subject of a 1917
6 Work like-
8 Japanese puppet
9 "-- moment"
10 Baseballers Ed
12 Waits for
14 "Owner of a
15 Go for a ringer
16 New Year's
17 You may see it
18 Semiantique car
22 Beef cut
25 The same
26 It can move
32 Brings (out)
36 Not merely
41 Kind of pilot
43 Psychic author
47 Refrigerate a
48 Leaves the ball
53 Leaves the past
54 Tire pattern
56 Deride the foot
59 Baby sitter,
63 Quiet word in
the Garter motto
65 Soviet poet
66 Soporific sucker
68 It'll last for days
71 Readies quick
73 Gulf of Guinea
75 Cheese city of
76 One who
devours a spud
77 Fuel ship of a
80 Lake Malawi's
83 New London
87 Piccadilly Circus
88 J.F.K.'s Boston
90 "Stir Crazy" star
96 Surpass Nolan
99 Setting for a
104 "-- All There
109 Female stand-up
110 Glossy cover
Ill Stick in the
113 Lead-in to
115 Word on the
118 D.C. V.I.P.
120 Tote board tally
122 Writer of
129 "-- pasa?"
Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
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.- K PAGE 16 0 JANUARY 5, 1995 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
A dining blitz
By Bonner Presswood
Florida Trend, the magazine of Florida business,
announced its dining awards in the January issue. The
top award, a coveted
"Golden Spoon" went to
20 restaurants including
-'- Euphemia Haye on
Longboat Key and
Michael's on East, a little
further south in Sarasota.
-, Both are well within
"drive-and-dine" radius of
Anna Maria Island.
Used to be I'd try to
Marty Blitz experience as many award
winners as possible in a
year but I gave up due to disappointment. It seemed the
magazine list had grown stale. My most recent venture
As luck would have it, last week I planned a trip to
a new-to-me eaterie for a special dinner with my son,
Damon, who was recently promoted after 10 years on
staff to sous chef at Cafe L'Europe on St. Armands
Circle. They have a bevy of well-deserved golden
spoons and other awards at the Cafe and they also made
Florida Trend's top 200 list this year.
The occasion of Damon's birthday and his discern-
ing palate demanded I choose something, well, special
- Mise En Place in downtown Tampa. A previous
Gourmet Pizza Thin Crust Pizza
Our dough is made daily and the pizza sauce
is a blend of fresh herbs and spices.
*ASK FOR SPECIALS-
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OPEN EVERY DAY 11AM TO 10PM
Anna Maria Shopping Centre Next to Walgreens
3244 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, FL
-Bridge Street Pier Cafe-
Home-Made Specials Daily
BREAKFAST (All Day)
Lunch and Dinner
New Seafood Menu
World Famous Hamburger
Cafe Dining On Intracoastal Waterway
Open: Mon.-Thurs. 7AM 8PM
Fri.-Sun. 7AM 10PM
200 Bridge Street
,_ ',1 BRADENTON BEACH 779-1706
SOON IMPROVED BAIT & TACKLE
LIVE SHINERS AND PIN FISH TANK
Where Manatee Ave Meets The Gulf
In addition to our regular menu
Monday thru Thursday 3-6 pm
Hot Turkey and Dressing
Mouth Watering Pork Roast
All of the above served with mashed potatoes,
gravy, vegetable and rolls
Shrimp and Fries
With vegetable and roll
Spaghetti and Meatsauce
With salad and garlic bread
Five Choices at $ 549+
Colorful Inside or Outside Dining Plenty of Parking
4000 Gulf Drive Open 6am 7 Days 778-0784
visit had deemed Mise En Place well worth the recom-
mendation from Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy and
well worth a position on the Florida Trend top 20 list
of golden spoon winners.
The menu is resplendent with appetizers of such
succulent description that they beg trying. The equally
enticing entrees range from $10.95 to $13.95 and eas-
ily compare in quality and overabundant quantity to
some of the finest, and priciest, around.
Our treat after the feast was an introduction to chef
owner Marty Blitz and a full tour of the kitchen. Marty
readily agreed he could easily raise his prices but he
added that many patrons come for lunch two to three
times a week and dinner just as often. It's the volume
that's making his business profitable and we can't ar-
gue with his reasoning.
Mise en Place it's worth the trip but take note
- it's a "non-reservation" restaurant.
Speaking of reservations, last week Beach Bistro
reported turning away a six-top. Not the biggest news
in town it happens during season a lot when they're
booked. It's just a shame that Wayne Huizenga (owner
of the Miami Dolphins and Blockbuster Video) had to
suffer from the same treatment as the rest of us less-
than-mega-wealthy folks here do in season. When the
reservations are full, they're full, eh?
Back to the lists and full circle, Beach Bistro is
again in the top 200 category. Florida Trend calls it a
"small hideaway with fussily prepared fish and meats
and the best bouillabaisse this side of southern France."
Also on the top 200 list from Longboat Key, The
Colony Restaurant and L'Auberge Du Bon Vivant, "an
aptly named retreat for top quality country French
cooking served with elan."
With more than 30,000 restaurants in Florida,
making the list is a great accomplishment and we
commend and recommend all the local winners to
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Joe's Eats and Sweets moved to the front of their
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our fellow "fine diners."
Unfortunately, Joe's Eats and Sweets, an ice cream
and sandwich shop in Bradenton Beach, probably
won't get much notice from Robert Tolf, the legendary
food critic and compiler of the lists for Florida Trend.
You see, the list is really a compilation of fine din-
ing spots table linens and pricey menus.
But we took notice recently that Joe and JoAnn
Spallino have enlarged their restaurant and moved into
the front half of the building they've occupied on Gulf
Drive for five years. They have a very lofty view of the
beach now through a wide expanse of windows in their
new dining room.
Joe reports making 75-plus "Turtle Sundaes" last
Friday in addition to compiling dozens and dozens of
deli sandwiches and countless cones' of ice cream. He
may not want to see another spoon of ice cream at the
end of a day like that but his customers demand the
popular feast that features ingredients like those of the
boxed caramel, chocolate candy variety only much
fresher, richer and fulfilling. Joe makes his own ice
creams, fudge and sauces and they are top rate.
"Keeps 'em coming back," says Joe.
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Jerk Chicken Marinated with
Jamaican herbs and spices then char-
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Jazz Club performs at AMI
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will present a free Jazz
at Noon concert at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, begin-
ning at 12 noon on Friday, Jan. 13.
The concert will continue until 1:30 p.m.
Pianist Hank McDermott will lead the "Jazz 'N
Pizazz" quintet. Other musicians featured will be Sam
Bruno on bass, Jack Gorham on drums, Gary Deary on
trumpet and Jeff Lego on trombone.
Fans are urged to arrive early and bring picnic
lunches if they would like to picnic while they listen
For more information on the free concert call the
Jazz Club of Sarasota at 366-1552.
Jazz Club holds
Members' Concert Jan. 8
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will host a Members'
Concert featuring the Howard Alden/Dan Barrett
Quintet with Terrie Richards at the Van Wezel Per-
forming Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, at
8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.
Members admission with ticket. Guest tickets cost
$12 at the door.
Ghidoni's work on exhibit
at Guild Jan. 7
A reception and showing of artist Kay Ghidoni's
works in oil will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 1 to
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4 p.m. at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr.,
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
The reception is open to the public. The show will
run through Jan. 28.
Call the guild at 778-6694 for information.
Computer art exhibit open
at SCI-ART Gallery
Computer Art, a group show featuring the work of
Tom Cross, Sandra Melcher and Barbara Simmons,
will open with an artist's reception on Sunday, Jan. 8,
from 1 to 4 p.m., at the SCI-ART Gallery in the Mana-
tee Community College Science Building.
Each artist uses a different technique of computer
manipulation of an original artistic idea in creating a
final piece of fine art.
The exhibit will be shown from Tuesday, Jan. 3,
through March 3, Monday through Friday, from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For information, call Carl Keeler, gallery director,
at 755-1511, ext. 4561.
Longboat art center offers
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S., will offer a demonstration in paper making and
embossing by Liz Davis on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m.
The cost is $3.
On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12 and 13, the cen-
ter will have a receiving for the Northern Trust Bank
of Florida All Media Exhibit. Awards totaling $3,000
will be given.
Rainforest exhibit at Selby
Lucien Harris III will show his noted bird and
rainforest paintings at Sarasota's Selby Gardens from
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The exhibit will be shown in the Garden's Museum
of Botany and the Arts, 811 South Palm Ave., Sarasota.
The public is invited to meet the artist on Friday,
Jan. 6, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Ed center features
Frank Harding Jennings, award winning watercolor
artist and certified teacher, will exhibit his collection of
lighthouses and several miscellaneous paintings in a show
titled "Lighthouses, Etc." from Thursday, Jan. 5, through
Jan. 31 at The Gallery at The Education Center located at
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
The Gallery's hours are Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the artist's reception
to be held Thursday, Jan. 5, at the center.
Ringling School hosts
"Revolution in Clay: The Marer Collection of Con-
temporary Ceramics," will open Friday, Jan. 6, in Selby
Gallery at Ringling School of Art and Design.
The free exhibit chronicles the transition from the
vessel aethestic to its current state of stylistic pluralism,
focusing on the revolutionary work of Otis Institute
artists in the mid-1950s.
The Ringling School of Art and Design's Selby
Gallery is located at 2700 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Call 351-4614 for more information.
Florida art at center
The Sarasota Visual Art Center, 707 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota will open an exhibit entitled "Annual
Artists of Florida Exhibition"from Saturday, Jan. 7,
through Jan. 25.
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Hat that fits
Melanie Moran's kindergarten class found its own way to salute "Hats Off to Education Day," during
American Education Week. Many of her students made their own chapeaus out of newspaper to salute
the love of learning and occupations requiring a good education. A few crowns could be seen among all
the bouncing bonnets ... wonder what they're trying to tell us?
All the world's a puppet stage
Professional puppeteer and Island resident Eleanor Boylan
pulled strings at Anna Maria Elementary to teach the
students in Karen Paul's third-grade class all about
puppeteering. The students made their own puppets out of
cupcake wrappers, sticks and sequins, gave them names and
learned how to move the puppets in such a manner that they
became "alive." The Best Little Puppet Show in Florida
featured the children's imagination as well as puppets
named Bubba, Bubbles, Stickie, Google, Mr. Messy and
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 22, found property a brown, three-speed,
Huffy bicycle, 600 block of Gulf Drive North.
Dec. 22, theft of a bicycle, 2400 block of Avenue C.
Dec. 23, burglary to a structure, 1502 Gulf Dr. N.,
Smuggler's Cove. The complainant reported that a per-
son unknown pried open the office door, ransacked the
office and removed a television valued at $499 and $80
in cash. Damage to doors and frames was $1,500.
Dec. 23, petty theft, 135 Bridge St., Bridge Ten-
der Inn. The complainant reported that a person un-
known removed her wallet from her purse. The wallet
contained a green card, credit cards, $200 in cash, a
check book and social security card.
Dec. 25, felony criminal mischief, 2700 block of
Gulf Drive North. The complainant reported he left his
vehicle in the parking lot and, upon his return, found a
large clam shell shattered on the hood. Damage was $500.
Dec. 25, theft of a bicycle valued at $200, 2200
block of Avenue B.
Dec. 26, drunk, 5353 Gulf Dr., Circle K. The of-
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pay phone in the parking lot. He took the man home.
Dec. 26, fire, 100 block of 49th Street. The officer
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at the end of the street destroyed by fire. A neighbor
had put out the fire.
Dec. 28, assistance, 5901 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach Police Department A lost juvenile came into the
police department. She told the officer she had walked
to the Island from Bradenton to find a friend's house
but it became dark before she found the house. The
officer let her call her father for a ride and waited with
her until her father arrived.
Dec. 28, burglary, 200 block of 64th Street. The
complainant reported that a person unknown has been
picking the lock on the rear door of the residence.
Dec. 29, damage, 500 block of 62nd Street. A
person unknown entered the men's restroom in the park
at 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive and used a black
marker to write sayings and draw pictures on the walls,
ceiling and commode. Damage was $125.
Dec. 30, burglary, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol observed a subject standing on the
comer wrapped in a black and white bed sheet. As the
officer approached the subject, he was stopped by the
victim who said the sheet belonged to her and her resi-
dence had been burglarized. The officer found shoe
prints in the dirt by the window that matched the
subject's shoes and he was placed in custody.
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Della G. Winter
Della G. Winter, 85, of Anna Maria, died Jan. 1, in
HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Woodland, Ill., Mrs. Winter came to
Manatee County from Sheffield, Ill., 35 years ago. She
was a homemaker. She was a Methodist
Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.
4, at West Chapel, Manasota Memorial Park, 5350 15th
St. E. Burial will be in Manasota Memorial Park. Me-
morials may be made to your favorite charity.
The Island Poet
The holidays are over and, Mom, you sit alone,
And survey the destruction guests have done
to your home.
In the divan are the remains of a whole box of
And the bath looks like the locker room of the
Green Bay Packers.
In the living room the kids must have held a race,
For there isn't a thing in its usual place.
And somehow or other you have a big hunch,
There isn't enough meat on the carcass for you
to have lunch.
But alone you tackle the job that must be done
And hope the Lord will reward you when you
get up to heaven.
Baby 'Tyler' enters world
Tyler Matthew Stickler was born Dec. 21 at HCA/
L.W. Blake Hospital to Eric and Amy Stickler.
Weighing in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces and at the length
of 19-and-a-half inches, he is also the grandchild of Is-
landers Marty and Linda Duytschaver and Rodney and
Great-grandparents are John and Shirley
Duytschaver; Lawrence and BillieJo Stickler; and Ruy
and Gloria Harris. Tyler's uncles are Sean Stickler,
Todd Stickler and Shawn Duytschaver.
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Look who's following the Island's lead now
By Bob Ardren
Who says Anna Maria Island doesn't have influ-
ence? We've got Sarasota following us now.
Following our lead on the ban of taking live shells,
the Sarasota City Commission has scheduled a hearing
on an identical measure to protect the southern portions
of Sarasota Bay and nearby Gulf beaches. That should
put the greedy and/or ignorant collectors out of busi-
ness in this area for good.
Once again we have to thank Commissioner Dor-
othy McChesney for getting ahead of the curve on this
one and shepherding the resolution through the needed
approvals by local governments. Obviously her influ-
ence is being felt in Sarasota as well.
Protecting the environment
Manasota-88, an environmental group I think of as
the most serious of the bunch in our area, is planning
a workshop Jan. 8 that deserves attention.
Scheduled at the Longboat Key Hilton and begin-
ning at 9:45 a.m., the workshop includes four presen-
tations and an awards luncheon that's strictly optional.
The workshop itself is free, but there's a $7.50 charge
for the lunch.
The first presentation, scheduled for 10 a.m., is Dr.
Rodney Dehan, groundwater program manager for the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection. He'll
be talking about "What Florida is doing to protect
Then Holly Greening, an environmental scientist with
the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, will speak on
"The role nitrogen plays in Tampa Bay waters."
Next up is Clarence Trowell, a former power com-
pany executive, who will discuss "Environmental
health considerations, the potential impact of FPL's
proposed use of orimulsion at its Parrish plant."
Finally, Marchant Wentworth, an environmental
specialist from Washington, D.C., will talk on "Protect-
ing the environment in the current political climate."
The schedule calls for the workshop to break for
the awards luncheon at 12:30 with awards being pre-
sented to Florida Rep. Mark Ogles and Tampa news-
caster Bob Hite.
For more information or registration, call either
Gloria Rains at 722-7413 or Kit Fernald at 383-3834.
What have we done?
BOAT/U.S., the national 500,000-member recre-
ational boat owners association, is really up in arms. It
seems some of the fallout from the recent elections has
fallen on boaters.
At least that's what BOAT/U.S. thinks.
"The one committee in Congress responsible for
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the world's oceans, the protection of our coastlines, and
the safety of those who go to sea, including 20 million
recreational boaters, was tossed over the side and scat-
tered to the winds by the new Republication leaders in
one of their first acts as the majority party of the 104th
Congress," their newsletter points out.
"The House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Commit-
tee, which has been the Congressional focal point for all
maritime issues since 1887, has been disbanded and those
members of Congress and their staff with decades of ex-
pertise on everything from search and rescue to fishing
vessel safety to ocean dumping have been lost."
The disbanded committee and its five subcommit-
tees, Coast Guard and Navigation, Environment and
Natural Resources, Fisheries Management, Merchant
Marine and Oceanography, have been replaced by a
jurisdictional hodgepodge in which no one committee
- not even a subcommittee will have maritime
matters as its primary focus.
For example, the U.S. Coast Guard and all recre-
ational boating issues will now be under the purview
For the week ending Dec. 17
(11-13 years old)
Westbay Athletic Club 3-1
Island Real Estate 2-2
Cavanagh Marine Repair 1-3
(8-10 years old)
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Beach House 2-1
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Haley's Motel 2-1
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General Propeller 0-3
(5-7 years old)
Debellevue Dragons 3-1
Air & Energy 2-1
Cafe on the Beach 2-2
Island Animal Clinic 2-2
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Division I: Scot Atkinson, 8 points.
Division II: Joey Mousseau, 10 points.
Division III. Shawn Koerber, 10 points.
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"As a maritime nation, we should be concerned
that this reorganization totally eliminates a Congres-
sional focus whatsoever on the oceans, which comprise
two-thirds of the Earth's surface as well as the needs
of this country's coastal areas where more than half of
all Americans live and work," according to BOAT/U.S.
They also point out that most of the new Republi-
can leadership hails from inland Congressional districts
where maritime concerns are not of very high interest.
"The move to dismember the Merchant Marine Com-
mittee was opposed by nearly all of the senior Repub-
licans on the committee who were primarily from
coastal districts," the group says.
They then threaten the new Republican leadership,
saying "... issues of concern to recreational boaters
may get some attention if Republican members of Con-
gress who ran on a platform of reducing unneces-
sary and burdensome regulations, cutting unfair taxes
and returning the responsibility of many programs back
to the states recognize that 20 million Americans
who own recreational boats are a political constituency
Two things are clear. One is that this group never
has ever found a short sentence it liked. Secondly, this
could be the beginning of a real political battle, as folks
who think of themselves as conservative begin to find
out just how libertarian their new leadership really is.
See you next week.
Bandit fish start bait-
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead, flounder and offshore grouper are the
best bets this week for local angling action, with sheepies
starting to really hit the lines near piers and bridges.
Bill at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishing has been
excellent, with great catches of sheepshead, redfish and
Carrie at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there have been having excellent luck catching sheep-
shead and flounder.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said anglers
on the four-hour trip are averaging 100 to 125 head of
Key West grunts, black sea bass and porgies. The six-
hour trip is averaging a whopping 250-500 head of
vermillion snapper, porgies, banded rudder fish and a
few red and black grouper.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said off-
shore fishers have been catching nice-sized grouper,
while wade-prone anglers on the flats are bringing in
a whole lot of trout.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II has been getting his
charters onto excellent catches of flounder, sheepshead
- some up to eight pounds lots of redfish, some
small trout, snook and gag grouper caught on coty jigs
or using live shrimp as bait.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said black grouper
have been very productive about five miles from shore
for those willing to venture into the Gulf. Farther out,
amberjack can be found at the deeper offshore artificial
reefs, as well as some nice-sized snapper.
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Money, lifestyle changes ahead for Bay restoration
By Paul Roat
1995 may become "the year of the Bay" for elected
officials and residents, as policies created during five
years of study become law and the restoration of
Sarasota Bay becomes reality.
One of a score of bays in the country to receive an
intense study, Sarasota Bay has been the recipient of
millions of dollars in technical study from federal, state
and local coffers through the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program. The studies focused on water qual-
ity, marine life, pollution threats and lifestyle of Bay
users. The results of the studies will be released later
this winter in a publication titled "Sarasota Bay: Navi-
gating a Course to Paradise Reclaimed."
The publication reveals what many people had
hoped: Sarasota Bay is in better shape environmentally
One last time,
the winner is ...
Ah, football. The great American pastime brought
approximately 200 people a week through the doors of
The Islander Bystander since September.
The challenge between friends, husbands and
wives, and patrons of local diners and pubs to pick
the most winners of weekly match-ups in the contest
sponsored by 15 businesses in the paper and the
lure of the $50 prize each week kept the contest
going strong throughout the football season.
Among the notable winners in this season's
weekly contest were a husband and wife who won
consecutive weeks. On Sept. 15 Fred Cieslik got the
$50 prize and the following week, Marilyn Cieslik
came in to collect the prize. A note from Marilyn ex-
pressed her gratitude that the extra cash contributed
to the enjoyment of their wedding anniversary. She
went so far as to reward us with a $10 gift certificate.
Rick Weaver of Holmes Beach was the only
two-time winner during the season.
But Loretta Lease of Holmes Beach took the
prize on Dec. 1 to the surprise of all the "experts"
when she picked the Florida State versus University
of Florida game for a tie. Her winning entry was
posted in the window at The Islander office and still
the regular players refused to believe their eyes.
The final week's contest ran in the Dec. 29 edi-
tion of The Islander Bystander.
The final winner for the 1994 season is Jason
DePaola of Holmes Beach with 3 correct out of the
possible 15 games. DePaola's name was drawn from
several tied entries.
Congratulations to all the winners and a special
thanks to contest sponsors: A Paradise Realtor, Rotten
Ralph's, 5 O'Clock Marine, Purple Parrot T-Shirts,
Anchor Inn, Rod & Reel Pier, American Car Wash &
Detailing, Fannie Fatfree, Mr. Bones BBQ, LaPensee
Plumbing, Joe Ungvarsky Construction and Remod-
eling, White-Peterman Roofing, Tee to Green Golf,
Harlan's One-Hour Photo, and The Hunt Club.
Deep Sea Sports Fishing
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than many other bodies of water in the state or nation,
but is still far from its once-pristine condition.
Although the 300-plus page report does not man-
date change only state and local governments can
make laws to improve water quality and reduce pollu-
tion the report does tell us all that real improve-
ments will take work and money from all of us.
Anna Maria Island residents are on the cutting edge
of the solutions to improving the Bay.
Leffis Key, a small island off the southeast shore
of Bradenton Beach, is the site of the area's largest
habitat restoration project. More than 30 acres of exotic
vegetation have been cleared, environmentally impor-
tant mangroves and salt marshes have been planted,
and nature trails and signs have been erected to explain
the importance of native plants to marine life.
Native landscaping has also been planted in Anna
Maria at a park off Pine Avenue and around the Tingley
Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach. Using plants that
require little water and fertilizer, the landscaping provides
residents with examples of how they can replace the
chemical-dependent grass found at most houses with at-
tractive, environmentally friendly vegetation that does not
contribute to stormwater pollution of the Bay.
Markers in the Bay just north of the Anna Maria
Island Bridge show boaters where seagrass beds are
located. Errant boaters traveling across seagrass flats
leave barren paths through the delicate plants, often
scarring the beds so severely that it takes years to heal.
Signs are also located at boat ramps on the Island,
showing boaters the correct way to exit a seagrass bed
if they do run aground.
Much of the cost of restoring Sarasota Bay es-
timated to be near $130 million will be focused in
Sarasota County in the creation of a central sewer sys-
tem. The area surrounding Little Sarasota Bay has
about 32,000 septic tanks or small sewage treatment
plants that spew excessive nitrogen into the Bay, in-
creasing the amount of algae and covering seagrass
beds. By changing the sewage treatment facilities there,
improvements to the entire Bay system are projected.
But Manatee County residents are not exempt from
assisting with a Bay restoration strategy. Stormwater
runoff from creeks and rivers carries high amounts of
fertilizers, pesticides and metals from car exhausts into
the Bay, choking seagrass beds and killing marine life.
Stormwater pollution is the greatest factor in Bay de-
struction, and stormwater control is one of the biggest
problems elected officials are facing.
In Manatee County, a stormwater management
plan is being prepared, with costs to residents as yet
undetermined. The Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District has presented a preliminary cost estimate
of $856,000 to $1,839,500 to improve drainage at 14
key locations on Anna Maria Island. Countywide, the
cost of improving stormwater runoff pollution could
run into the tens of millions of dollars.
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Declines in living resources
The health of Sarasota Bay's fishery is generally
dependent upon the quality of Sarasota Bay waters,
wetlands and seagrasses, according to Sarasota Bay
Seagrasses have declined approximately 30 per-
cent Baywide, except in localized areas where water
quality has improved in recent years. Seagrass recov-
ery in Sarasota Bay is directly linked with restoring
water quality, particularly by reducing nitrogen load-
ings to the Bay.
In addition, extensive acreage of the Bay bottom
(15 percent, or 4,800 acres) was altered to create
homesites and boat channels during the 1950s and
In addition to altering Bay bottom habitats, dredge-
and-fill activities dramatically altered Bay circulation,
the movement and mixing of water. Changes in circu-
lation can modify habitats by changing factors that in-
fluence sunlight penetration or the movement of nutri-
ents transported by water. The Sarasota Bay Program's
computer model of Bay circulation identified two ar-
eas in which circulation has been reduced: Palma Sola
Bay and Little Sarasota Bay.
Since most of the natural factors affecting fish
populations water quality, seagrasses, intertidal
wetlands and low- salinity areas -have been degraded
over time, declines in Bay fisheries come as no sur-
prise. Technical studies indicate Sarasota Bay's fish
populations have been relatively stable since 1978.
However, seatrout landings are down 50 percent com-
pared to 1950, and seven times more recreational an-
glers currently use the Bay.
Improving water quality and habitats is expected to
result in greater numbers and diversity offish in the Bay.
Gov. Lawton Chiles is expected to approve the fi-
nal Sarasota Bay Program report next year. Implemen-
tation of the recommendations contained in the report
will need to be approved and financed in part by
local governments, although the Sarasota Bay Program
is providing about $2 million in "seed money" for vari-
But the report concludes:
"Implementing the Sarasota Bay restoration plan
will require a long-term commitment by the commu-
nity. Many actions can be implemented within the first
five years, but others require long-term investments of
money and effort. Other restoration projects in the
United States, such as the Great Lakes and Chesapeake
Bay programs, required up to 15 years for major im-
provements to be apparent in those bodies of water.
"Ultimately, the restoration strategy for Sarasota
Bay is only as effective as the community's will to
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A Anna Maria City at Bean Point
Perico Bay Club "
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The Islander Bystander wishes you all the best in 1995!
Karin Stephan f/1 f f/
813-350-5844 A; m
THURSDAY, JAN. 5 1 to 4 pm
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1163 Edgewater Circle, Bradenton
COME enjoy the Perico Bay Club lifestyle! Splen-
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Maria from beautiful upstairs condo! 3 bedroom, 2
bath w/garage. Excellent condition thru-out! Lots of
storage space & many upgrades. Security Gate
(24-hr). Elegant pool, tennis, clubhouse. Come to
see; stay & make an offer! ... $196,900.
"Sun Cay" of Anna Maria. 6 unit condo: (3) 2
bedroom & (3) 1 bedroom apts. Just steps to
miles of white sandy walking beach! Excellent
rental history w/approx. 10% ROI. $549,000.
#KS59331. Ask for Karin Stephan today!
Architecturally-Designed Island estate.
4BR/4BA w/water views from most room!
Multi-level living room, fireplaces, built-ins.
Perfect for entertaining! Security system.
Deep water canal. $389,000. Call Karin!
Anna Maria Island Club! Charmingly fur-
nished. Grand 2BR/2BA. Beautiful Gulf beach
and sunset views from balcony. Heated pool,
saunas & spa. $255,000. #KS59362. Karin
Tidy Island condo! Fantastic skyline view of
Sarasota! 2BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings, marble
fireplace, many upgrades, 2-car garage, 24-hr
gated security. $229,000. #KS59041. Call Karin
Stephan; 388-1267 eves.
Gulf Beach Place! Roof deck views of Gulf.
Charming 2BR/2BA condo. Turnkey fur-
nished. Large kitchen w/breakfast nook. En-
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Postcard Beautiful! Three bedrooms and two
baths with large living room and fireplace.
Would you like a waterfront home with 3 apts. to
pay the way? The tow story main home overlooks
the water. Call for details.
Realty inc. FAX: 778-4364
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810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Island,
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f. living
area. $440,000. Call 778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.
Longboat Key Club site
sponsor for Winefest
The Florida Winefest and Auction board of direc-
tors and the owners/operators of the Resort at Longboat
Key Club, a Shannon Resort, have announced a long-
term commitment making the resort a permanent home
for the annual Winefest charity event.
The Winefest, a four-day celebration of fine wine
and food, was held at the Resort at Longboat Key Club
for the first time in April 1994 and raised $282,000
awarded to 13 non-profit charities serving disadvan-
taged children and youth.
The Fifth Annual Florida Winefest and Auction
will be held at the Resort at Longboat Key Club, April
Owned and Operated
West of Gulf Drive. Bright, spacious, 4BR,
kitchen open to family room,
10 car drive through garage. Zoned & de-
signed for duplex if wished. $239,000.
Theresa "Terri" Robertson
9 years on Anna Maria
5602 Marina Drive
Holmes RBeach FL 34217 .
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 5S, 1995 E PAGE 23 IjG
First National Bank of Isabelle's celebrates
Manatee names anniversary
Employee of the Year Kim Duracher, owner of Isabelle's Southern Eat-
The First National Bank of Manatee announced ery, Whitney Beach, Longboat Key, will celebrate her
that Linda Braithwaite restaurant's third anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
was named Employee
of the Year. Island chamber welcomes
Braithwaite is an
assistant cashier and new members
has been with the bank The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
since 1991. She is a welcomed four new members: Oceanbound Kayak
member of Christ Epis- Shop, Holmes Beach; Anthony's Cooling-Heating-
copal Church and the Refrigeration, Palmetto; Subway, Holmes Beach; and
Junior League of Wade's Carpet & Interiors, Inc., Bradenton.
Manatee County. She
received an AA degree
in education from Prudential announces
Manatee Community UndaBraithwai us
College. Linda Braithwaite top producers
The top lister at The Prudential Florida Realty, Anna
Maria Island office, for the month of November was T.
Dolly Young. The office's top seller was Carol Heinze.
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PRIME LOCATION Estate liquidation sold
"as is" ready for remodeling. Large lot, new
dock, recent upgrades, vacant & easy to show.
$185,000. John Green 778-2261 or 778-3167.
GREAT ISLAND GET-AWAY BUNGALOW!
2Bed/2Bath w/detached garage. On quiet street
with large yard. Walk to beaches, fishing pier &
restaurants reduced to $117,900. Call Rose
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Private beach on Gulf side. $142,900. Call Bill
Bowman Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-4619.
GULF FRONT HOME! Recently renovated,
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family room & lots of storage in lower level.
$285,000. Call Dick Maher Ofc: 778-2261 or
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Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-4931.
WESTBAY COVE SPARKLER Fresh paint
& a pool location make this 2Bed/2Bath comer
unit a bright package. Ground floor, glassed
lanai, screened entry. $134,900. Bob & Lu
PLAYA ENCANTADA TENNIS SIDE with
all the amenities of Gulf-side complex. 2Bed/
2Bath unit with heated pool & spa, club house,
on-site manager, covered parking. $129,900.
Call Helen White 778-2261.
Bobye Is the only remaining Char-
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dral ceiling, skylight, screened lanai, all appliances
and heat pump with recovery system. Priced at
$159,500. Please call Carol R. Williams, 778-0777
778-1718 after hours.
THIS SPACIOUS VILLA has two large bedrooms
and two full baths. Public tennis courts and boat
ramp are within walking distance, too. An island re-
treat waiting for you for only $85,000. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 anytime..
BRIDGEPORT: 2BR/2BA condominium with an
unobstructive view of the Gulf. Pool, elevator, beach
across street. Priced at $119,900. Call Jennifer
Jones 795-2865 eves.
DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO with a spectacu-
lar Gulf view. Spacious two bedroom, two bath end
unit with indoor laundry. New ceramic tile in kitchen
and hallway. Storm shutters on all windows. Turn-
key furnished. Priced at $229,000. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
HOLMES BEACH MOTEL within walking distance
of beach, restaurants and shopping. 4 efficiencies,
1 one bedroom apartment plus owner's 2 bedroom
apartment. Furnished turnkey except owners unit.h an
Very neat & clean.. $395,000. Call Carol R. Williams
778-1718 orZee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
778-1718 or Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS IE
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
Lawn and landscape watering limited to two days
Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
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Wednesday and Sunday.
RUNAWAY BAY BAYFRONT UNIT!
Beautiful views Beautiful value!
Turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA
Call Marilyn Trevethan, 792-8477
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Innovative ideas and concepts are offered in
this spacious home of over 4100 sq. ft. and
located on Island's widest canal. Centered
around a unique free-form pool with luscious,
landscaped, stone garden with controlled wa-
terfall plus built-in BBQ & jacuzzi. There are
two kitchens, two large guest bedrooms/plus
17 x 23 Master suite with built-in stereo & bar.
Beautifully landscaped, 2 car garage, boat
dock & many additional features! MUST SEE!
MARIE UC. REA. ESTATE
FRANKUN 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
FLAMINGO CAY CONDO Wide, deep wa-
ter canal! Ground floor, 2 bedroom. 2 bath w/
screened lanai overlooking water. Close to
pool & tennis court. Kids & pets OK. Conve-
nient to shopping & bus lines. Excellent
value! $89,900. #59378. Call Horace T.
Gilley, 792-0758 today!
ISLAND DUPLEXI Only a few short stops to
beautiful walking beach from this well-main-
tained duplex. Gorgeous Gulf views from up-
stairs apartment. 3 bedroom 2 bath and 2 bed-
room 1 bath, both furnished. Excellent rental
history. $198,500. #59656. Call anytime.
Debbie Thrasher; 778-3395 eves.
COUNTRY CLUB golf course views, rooms for
everyone here with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths! Large
soundproof glass doors, many built-in cabinets.
Attic, garage & carport. $165,000. #56588. Ask
for Sally Schrader 792-3176 eves.
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West of Gulf Dr.,
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2 Master suites.
West Bay Cove ...
1 bedroom, 1 bath
all for $89,900.
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Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
624 Foxworth is one of those "run of the canal"
homes where every room except the dining
room and the three baths face the water. Very
serene. Very much worth $234,500.
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rigation with treated waste water allowed any time.)
Car owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors allowed
for ten minutes daily.
Hand-watering of plants, not lawns, permitted any
Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida
Water Management District toll-free at (800) 423-1476.
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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Barnes 778-6407.
MATCHING SOFA & LOVESEAT, $125.2 twin head-
boards, white, $20 each. 778-0171 before 7pm.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
MOVING GARAGE SALE 607 & 609 Ivanhoe Lane
Key Royale, HB. Fri. & Sat., Jan. 6 & 7. 8 till 3pm.
Misc., some furniture and antiques.
1995 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS succeed with
proven self-hypnosis/subliminal audio tapes. Weight
loss, stop smoking, plus 150 titles, $9.95 each. For
complete list send SASE to: Dickson's Mind Works, PO
Box 193, Cortez, FL 34215.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held weights
(1-2 Ibs) with low impact movements to burn fat while
toning. Can participate without weights. Classes are:
Tuesday & Thursday 7:15-8:15PM; Friday 10:30-
11:30AM and Saturday 9-10AM. For info call Geri 779-
2129. Also personal fitness training, reasonable rate.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre), Holmes Beach.
CRAFT SALE Vendors needed for craft sale at A.M.I.
Art League Jan 21, 1995. $15 booth fee, for more info
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home
with constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
1974 VW THING Runs excellent, solid body, good con-
vertible top, etc. The ultimate beach car & good invest-
ment. $2600 OBO. Eves. 778-2907, days 813-327-
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
SAILBOAT FOR SALE O'Day Widgeon, 12 ft. w/ main,
jib and trailer. $900. 778-2167.
Islander classified advertising works great!
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full time cash-
ier position. Pick up applications at Crowder Bros.
Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
EXPERIENCED WAIT STAFF wanted. Fine dining.
Evenings only. Call for appointment 383-8898.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED
YOU! Call Dorothy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can
give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
HAIR STYLIST needed immediately. 5 year experi-
HELP WANTED Tip Of The Island. Call 778-3909.
PART TIME HELP wanted. Touch of Class Dry Clean-
ers. 5310 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Apply in person.
RESPONSIBLE LOCAL COUPLE Rental Agent/
Manager for your condo/apt./resort property. Live in or
out. Excellent references. FL brokers license. 813-
Come ride with me!
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When Buying or Selling,
R LEd can make your
=S Island Dream come true!
2217 Gulf Drive
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 the sunsets
from your own roof top patio when you buy this
centrally located, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA
condo with a Gulf view. Pluses include pool, bal-
conies, storage, secured building, elevator, great
location and new walking beach. Priced at
$229,000. Call Ed Olivera for details.
TWO GULF FRONTS Fully furnished, 2BR/1 BA
apartments on wide, sandy walking beach. Close
to shopping and restaurants. Perfect investment
property or second home. Offered at $99,900 and
$105,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
GULFFRONTI Great views and wide sandy
walking beach enhance this turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA unit. Well-maintained complex with
pool, covered parking, and storage room. Ex-
cellent rental opportunity. Priced at $159,900.
Call Dave Moynihan.
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Waterfront IClass division,
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NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL
Beautiful Bayou Condominium
This lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fully furnished
apartment comes complete with new boat dock
and tranquil water views. Amenities include beau-
tifully tiled ceramic floors throughout plus totally
updated bathroom. Freshly painted and ap-
pointed. Great rental history. Preferred ground
level unit. Only $98,000 with owner financing!
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Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
a fi Hauling By the cut or by the month.
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
t 77-1145 AND SATISIFAC11TION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
COMPLTE AUTO.R E PAI SI*TOWING
213 54th St. Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
16 Years Experience 778-2316
on Anna Maria ST.uC.CBC018695
Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
LOCK & SECURITY Deffenbaugh
LOCKED OUT? "Professional Excellence"
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS & EXTERIOR
Installed* Rekeyed Repaired RESIDENTIAL
Bonded Licensed Insured S &
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat COMMERCIAL
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE We repair popcorn ceilings.
SPECIALTY KEYS Serving the Islands Since 1969.
LUGGAGE REPAIRS Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-5594 778-3468
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
= ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
SABAL I PALM
A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
32-Year Island Resident
9 *-* -.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, windows, moving help, orga-
nizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island! (20% dis-
count to Tom Selleck.) 778-9217.
THREE MAIDS CLEANING 10 years experience. Re-
liable, reasonable, professionally trained. Homes and
offices. 795-1705 anytime.
CLEANING & MORE I'll clean your home or rental
plus...do those jobs you just don't want to tackle. De-
pendable. 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
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads and service adver-
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vi-
nyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and much more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon on mobile num-
ber 320-0110. Please leave a message for quick reply
if not available.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware Holmes Beach 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
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.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, stucco, tile, pavers &
concrete. In business since 1978. Lic #MC00318. Dave
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to paint-
ing. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island refer-
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
HANDYMAN No job too small. Experienced in home
repairs. Appliances to yard work. Island areas. Ref.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, formica & ceramic
tile, carpentry & painting. Full line of home repairs &
maintenance, low prices. 778-0410.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
1LG/1SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, legal,
etc.. Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
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. (cor-
ner of Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue.) No pets, no
smokers. Close to laundromat. $1,100 per month, in-
cludes 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-
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 elevated duplex. Close
to beach and shopping. Completely furnished. Monthly/
SEASONAL Available Jan., Feb. & March. Single fam-
ily 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,
AVAILABLE Jan., Feb. & March 2/1 with bayview in
Bradenton Beach. $1700/month. Call Island Real Es-
UPSTAIRS apartment in Seaside Gardens. 1/1, avail-
able Jan. & Feb. $1300/month. Call Island Real Es-
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Holmes Beach Profes-
sional Building. $200 per month and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.
HOLMES BEACH Nicely fumished 2/1 duplex, pictur-
esque view of Gulf. One month min. $1500 After holi-
day special Jan. only $1200. No pets. 722-2742 eves.
RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront home w/
boat dock and washer. Approx. $80 week plus de-
AVAILABLE JAN 1. Seasonal 2BR w/gulfview. Fur-
nished. Nice location. $1,500 monthly. 778-4368.
BAYVIEW TERRACE 1/1. Everything included (cable,
VCR, utilities). Gulf side steps to gulf. Minimum 3
months. Call Alex deVilla 813-646-7817.
HOLMES BEACH Seasonal 1,2, and 3BR apts. avail-
able across from public beach. Weekly or monthly.
Fully furnished with all utilities. 778-9304.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. 2/1, rattan furni-
ture, central A/C, cable, washer/dryer. Seasonal
$1500 month includes utilities. Available Jan. thru April
JANUARY SPECIAL Heated Pool! 2BR/2BA condo, 1
block to beach. $375 a week and up. Casa Sierra,
36th St. & Gulf Dr. 778-0032
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included for $85 on a normal size car.
Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires, Shampoo Carpets &
Seats, Dress Interior, Satin-Black Under Carriage,
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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I-ENALS onined RAL SATECotiue
ANNUAL LEASE. 1 block from Cortez Beach. Large
top floor 2/2. New tile & carpet. Screened porch with
Gulf view. Trash & water paid. Available 1/1. $795
month. Call 778-0631.
ANNA MARIA Steps to City Pier fishing. White sand
beach. 2 bedroom fumished large apt. glassed in Fla.
room overlooking water. Restaurant, shopping close
by. $950 yearly or $1,200 monthly. 778-9188.
Due to last minute cancellations some seasonal rental
immediately available. Condo units nicely furnished.
2BR/2BA, pool, tennis. Call Old Florida Realty Co.
HOLMES BEACH Turnkey furnished ground floor
one bedroom apartment 100 yds to Gulf. No Pets. 778-
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ... Responsible Couple
with 2 well-behaved children seeking minimum 2/1 with
W/D hookup and storage on Island. No pets. Excellent
references. Up to $650/month. Please call 778-4116.
ATTRACTIVE 2BR/1 BA house from beach available
Jan 15 to Feb 1 and after March 31. $350 week plus
EXTRA LARGE 52 X 145 lot in Anna Maria. Great
family area. $79,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
CANAL FRONT lot in Key Royale across street from
golf course. Deep water bay access. $175,000. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $219,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
BOATERS! Fabulous Anna Maria canalfront lot with
Tampa Bay access. One of the few left! Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA RESIDENTIAL lot for sale. 744 Jacar-
anda. 2 minute walk to beach. Can see the gulf from
elevation. 713-271-5744. Dr. Mikles.
PERICO BAY CLUB bayfront condo. 2/2, enclosed
garage and all amenities. $139,500. Call Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate 778-6066.
TIP OF THE ISLAND beach style 3/3 home is perfect
for income potential or a second home hide-away! Gulf
views & beach access. $197,500. Call Richard Free-
men at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ESTABLISHED Island business for sale. Long-term
lease, great location. Serious/qualified buyers only.
$77,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate,
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES with this successful island
business for sale. 149' frontage on Marina Drive. Busi-
ness only with long-term lease. $297,500. Call Rich-
ard 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.
RUNAWAY BAY 2/2, direct bayfront, furnished, great
value. $115,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan at Island Real
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
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
BY OWNER Charming 2/1.5 cottage in historic Cortez
village. Quiet street, nice oaks. Great winter rental.
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 represent
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.
NEAT AS A PIN home with fabulous view. Steps to
beach area. $177,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066
HISTORIC COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach, close to
beach, pier and more! $89,500. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BAYFRONT Anna Maria Island. Double wide modu-
lar home. 2 bedrooms, huge living room with cathedral
ceiling, dining room. Kitchen with appliances, washer
& dryer hookups. Vinyl & screen porch overlooking
intracoastal waterway. Turnkey furnished or vacant.
Central heat & air. 778-9635.
PERICO BAY CLUB. 2nd floor largest 3BR/2BA (2033
sq ft) all upgrades. Guard gate. $145,000. Owner, 795-
ISLAND DUPLEX plus mother-in-law apt., close to
beach, large corner lot, 304 56th St., Holmes Beach.
OPEN SAT. & SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach
Condo. New carpet, paint, wallpaper, verticals.
472,900. Owner, 798-3981.
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Owner Damell & David 778-3565 125 Bridge St
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ENROLL NOW for Private Music Instructiona
Piano or Keyboard Youth to Adult
Instruction at 6608 Marina Drive
Paulette Kilts Holmes Beach (813) 778-3788
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RIGHT HERE ON THE ISLAND!
STEAKS OR ROAST
12 OZ PKG LB
cIftS fn River \
iREG or ADC
SLICED TO ORDER
Diet Pepsi &
h Mountain Dew
FRESH BAKED ASSORTED
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11 AM to NOON