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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY 9,1995
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Voters pack Anna Maria forum; election Tuesday


By Paul Roat
There were almost twice as many people as chairs
at The Islander Bystander's Anna Maria City Commis-
sion Candidates Forum last Thursday.
An audience of more than 100 listened to two may-
oral candidates agree on many of the issues as well as
a harmonious field of five candidates vying for three
seats on the city commission.
Bonner Presswood, Publisher of The Islander By-
stander and moderator of the forum, urged voters to
turn out to vote Feb. 14.
Among the choices for mayor are Interim Mayor
Max Znika and Commissioner Dottie McChesney.
Choices for commission include incumbent Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe, former Commissioner George


Mega-bridge


under scrutiny


by senator
The need for the proposed "mega-bridge" to re-
place the existing Anna Maria Island Bridge is being
researched by Florida Sen. John McKay.
McKay told The Islander Bystander he is "trying
to evaluate it right now" and plans to meet with Florida
Department of Transportation Secretary Ben Watts
later this month to discuss the bridge.
DOT officials plan to build a 65-foot, center-clear-
ance bridge to replace the current structure. The new
bridge would have safety lanes but no drawbridge. Is-
landers have vehemently objected to the proposed big
bridge, citing safety and aesthetic reasons.
Most elected officials on the Island have been con-
tacted by the senator's office staff to receive their in-
put on the bridge issue input that has been a near-
unanimous "no!" to the mega-bridge.
McKay's research is viewed as good news for anti-
bridge proponents. The Republican senator is the sub-
committee chair of the Finance and Taxation Subcom-
mittee of the powerful Ways and Means Committee,
allowing him to wield some authority on matters of
transportation funding in Florida.
McKay was quick to point out that he is only one
of 160 votes in the Florida Legislature.
"I'm trying to figure out the purpose of a new
bridge," McKay said. He said with the Island almost
totally built-out, concurrency with growth demands
brings up questions about the need for the new bridge.
Expeditious evacuation may be the need for the new
bridge, the senator postulated, but added that safety
issues could be handled for less than the estimated $18
million price tag on the new structure.
"I am a steward of your tax dollars," McKay said,
"and my research is just exercising that stewardship."


McKay, Mike Bartles, Leon Kramer and Mark Ratliff.
The forum brought no surprise revelations among
the candidates. All were in accord that the quality of
life in the city was in keeping with their wishes, all
agreed that beach accesses must be maintained and al-
ley vacations should be decided on a site-by-site basis.
Probably the only "blip" in the harmony came in
response to a question regarding whether the commis-
sion should move ahead now on the bike paths planned
for construction in the city by state transportation of-
ficials in the 1999-2000 year budgets.
Ratliff said as long as the assurances were there
that the city would be financially reimbursed for the
sidewalk work estimated to cost about $360,000 -
he saw no reason not to go ahead with the paths now.


Other candidates questioned whether the Florida
Department of Transportation would cough up the
money in the future for the paths and said they pre-
ferred to await the check coming to the city.
Not surprisingly, all the candidates were opposed to
the proposed high fixed-span bridge to replace the exist-
ing Anna Maria Island Bridge. Kramer, as a co-founder
of the organization committed to stopping the mega-
bridge, was the most outspoken in his remarks that the
proposed structure was "unfit, unsafe and un-wanted."
Bartles said the big bridge issue needs a compro-
mise, and said he would be in favor of a 45-foot draw-
bridge as a replacement to the existing 23-foot bridge.
PLEASE SEE FORUM, PAGE 2


Tis 'the season' on Anna Maria Island


The ground hog must have been fooling. Six more
weeks of winter for Anna Maria won't be nearly so
hard to bear as the onslaught of snow storms up north.
Of course, snow up north always means ajump start for
tourist season good news for businesses that cater
to tourism. The bad news is the traffic congestion that
is inevitably worse year after year.


We've taken a positive step toward alleviating at
least a tiny bit of the problem. This week, The Islander
Bystander includes a street map of the Island at great
demand from hoteliers and businesses an aid for
our visitor's to navigate the Island roadways. It will be
repeated more often during peak season, and then once
a month during the summer.


Longboat 'citations' issued for motorist signs
Sarasotansfor Safety and Freedom, led by Fred Murray, "ticketed" motorists who had other signs on their cars on
Longboat Key Monday as their protest against the controversial sign ordinance on the key. The ordinance is being
used to halt the trolley operation on Longboat For more trolley news, see inside. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Bradenton Beach is undergoing
a renaissance, page 16








SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ... .................. .... ........ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Twins ....................................... ....... ....... 10
Happenings ................................................. 12
Stir-it-up ................................... ............ 24
School Daze............................................. 26
Streetlife................................... ............. 29
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 31
Real estate ................................. ............ 32







IEM PAGE 2 FEBRUARY 9, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Profiles-in-brief of the Anna Maria candidates


For mayor
Dottle McChesney was elected to the city com-
mission two years ago. She has been a regular visitor
to the Island since 1957 and she and her husband Roy
moved here nine years ago. A Dayton, Ohio, native,
she was a speech and drama major at Ohio Wesleyan
University and is a professional actor and director. She
also taught acting in Ohio.
Max Znika, interim mayor of Anna Maria, has
been a city commissioner for seven years, serving as
the city's code enforcement board chairman for two
years prior to that. He moved to Anna Maria In 1982
from Indiana, where he owned and managed Dairy
Rich Foods, a $8 million manufacturing and distribu-
tion company. Znika also managed the Manatee
County Public Beach for three years.

For commission
Michael W. Bartles has held a variety of advisory
positions to government, including chairmanship of the
State Road 789 Task Force to the Florida Department


Forum
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
McChesney said residents' safety was the key is-
sue, and high bridges would be unsafe in high winds
during storms. She advocated rehabilitating the exist-
ing bridge.
McKay said the mega-bridge was the wrong
choice, and would prefer to see the existing bridge re-
habilitated or, failing that, a 45-foot drawbridge built
Ratliff said he had been polling residents during the
campaign about the big bridge, and the results indicated
voters opposed the structure by a 2-1 margin. He said
he too did not favor the big bridge.
Wolfe said a compromise was needed, and sug-
gested a change in federal policy might be in order to
alter the Intracoastal Waterway's requirements to ac-
commodate tall-masted vessels.
Znika said he had been opposed to the high bridge
and had not changed his mind on the issue.
All seven candidates said they adamantly did not fa-
vor expanding the number of liquor licenses within the
city.
Regarding environmental issues, all agreed the
prohibition of taking live shellfish from Anna Maria
waters was a good move for the city. Several candi-
dates commended McChesney for her efforts to shep-


of Transportation. He moved to Bradenton Beach in
1983 and was a member of that city's code enforce-
ment board before moving to Anna Maria. A graduate
of Appalachian State University in North Carolina,
Bartles has been employed in a number of sales and
management positions related to construction water
products. He currently is a business development man-
ager for the Staff Leasing Group in Bradenton.
Leon Kramer is the co-founder of the civic orga-
nization Save Anna Maria and currently serves as the
chair of the Anna Maria Code Enforcement Board. He
moved to Anna Maria from Sarasota. He is a graduate
of the University of Wisconsin and worked for 30 years
with Consumer Electronics, a Fortune 500 company,
where he was vice president.
George McKay has served on the city commission
for seven years, resigning his position to make an un-
successful run for mayor. McKay has served as chair-
man of the Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion, Manatee County Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board and the Mayor's Drug Free Com-


munities Board of Directors. He is a 22-year resident
of Anna Maria, moving to the city from New York, and
is president of L & M General Construction, Inc.
Mark Ratliff has been a journalist for 14 years,
working for Island publications as reporter, photogra-
pher and editor. His employment as a reporter allowed
him to attend more than 500 city commission and coun-
cil meetings on the island, which he said was a valu-
able practical education in the field of municipal gov-
ernment. A lifelong resident of Anna Maria, Ratliff
lives in his boyhood home.
Douglas C. Wolfe has been a city commissioner
for four years (not consecutive), and currently serves
as vice mayor. Prior to election to the commission, he
was a member of the city's code enforcement board. He
has been a Florida resident for 26 years, and an Anna
Maria resident 18 years. He has a master's degree in
school business administration from New York Uni-
versity and took post-graduate work there. He is a
graduate of the U.S. Naval Air Academy and spent two
years in active duty.


SRO at AMC for 1/B forum
It was standing room only at the Islander Bystander candidate forum last week. Two candidatesfaced offfor
mayor, while five are vying for three commission seats. Islander Photo: David Futch


herd the measure through the various municipalities on
the Island, as well as on the mainland, and thanked her
for her work to bring the matter to the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission for a final recommendation to


the governor and cabinet.
Polls are open Feb. 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are
located at City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. The Islander By-
stander will have the election results in the Feb. 16 issue.


Board upholds Bradenton Beach officer's appeal


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After six hours of testimony and deliberation, a
Bradenton Beach Appeal Board unanimously recom-
mended that Police Chief Jack Maloney rescind his
punishment of Officer Jason Joel.
Appeal board members Lee Hornack, Jo Ann
Goodchild and Keith Phillips said Joel should have his
five-day unpaid suspension revoked, as well as receive the
pay for those five days. They also recommended that any
record of the suspension be removed from Joel's file but
Maloney said that would be impossible. Members settled
for a letter explaining the appeal board's ruling.
The disciplinary action was the result of two inci-
dents involving Joel. In one incident, Maloney cited
Joel for conduct unbecoming an officer.
The first incident began on Feb. 9, 1994, when Joel
loaned his firearm to a friend who was enrolled in the
police academy. The friend was supposed to return the gun
the next day but a week later he told Joel the gun had been
stolen. The friend filed a report on the theft with the
Bradenton Police Department on Feb. 25, 1994.
On July 24, 1994, the gun was recovered by a Pal-
metto police officer when he stopped a vehicle travel-
ing at a fast speed and swerving from lane to lane. Af-
ter the vehicle was stopped, three occupants fled. The
officer caught the fourth occupant and recovered Joel's
gun which had been thrown to the ground.
The second incident occurred on Sept. 9, 1994,
when Joel sold a gun to an employee of a business that
was under surveillance by the department Joel said he
did not know the business was being watched; however
two other officers gave statements to the contrary.
Sgt. Sam Speciale said that in May of 1994 he told
Joel about the activities at the business and the individu-


als involved in the surveillance. Special noted that Joel
was a friend of one of the employees and frequented the
business. Special told him not to return to the business.
Officer Michael Klemkosky corroborated his testimony.
In his opening statement, Maloney maintained that
Joel was careless in loaning his gun to a friend and
exhibited a cavalier attitude toward guns and his re-
sponsibility for public safety. He said Joel displayed a
lack of professional concern and common sense and
violated a department rule against loaning equipment.
By selling a gun to an employee of a business under
surveillance, said Maloney, Joel behaved unprofessionally
and exhibited conduct unbecoming an officer "to con-
duct himself in such a manner which tends to bring the
department into disrepute or reflects discredit upon the
individual member as a police officer."
Joel's attorney, Nevin Weiner, countered that Joel
did not violate any written rules governing city employ-
ees or any written police department regulations.
He said that in the first incident, Joel loaned his gun
to a friend enrolled in the police academy and he would
be supervised in its use, the gun was his personal property
and he did everything he could to get the gun returned.
In the second incident, Weiner noted, Joel took
appropriate action as soon as he was informed of the
problem. He retrieved the gun, refunded the buyer's
money and no longer went into the business.
Weiner questioned why Joel was not disciplined
until October for the February incident and pointed out
that Joel had passed a lie detector test concerning the
second incident. He also said the statements by
Special and Klemkosky were made after the investi-
gation by Detective Matt Duffy was completed.
Lie detectors tests are not scientifically reliable but are
used only as a tool, countered Maloney, and they are not


accepted by a court of law except by mutual consent.
Maloney called Duffy, Speciale and Klemkosky to
testify and all three said they told Joel about the inves-
tigation of the business well before he sold the em-
ployee a gun and also told him to stay away from the
business. Duffy added that the order was not in writ-
ing because he did not want any paper trail that might
compromise the investigation.
Weiner called former Bradenton Beach Police Of-
ficers Lance Rawson, Brian Olree, Randy Thompson
and Willie Barton to testify. The four said they would
have no problem loaning a personal weapon to a friend
attending the police academy. All maintained that they
were not told about the investigation or to stay away
from the business.
Joel was the last to testify. He said he was never
told not to loan a personal gun and loaned his gun to his
friend on other occasions with no problems. He said he
pursued his friend by calling him and stopping by his
home on several occasions when he did not return the
gun and reported the incident to his supervisor.
In the second incident, Joel said he did not learn of
the investigation of the business until Sept. 28, 1994,
when he was called into Duffy's office concerning the
gun he sold to an employee. He said he was not told to
avoid the business until that time.
On the first charge, board members reasoned that it
was not a violation of department rules to loan a personal
gun to someone. They had a more difficult time on the
second charge because three witnesses testified that Joel
knew about the business under investigation and was told
not to go into the business. However, four officers testi-
fied that all members of the department were not informed
about the investigation nor were they told to avoid the
business.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m FEBRUARY 9, 1995 m PAGE 3 ED

ACLU joins trolley owner in fight against Key


In a municipality where it's joked that no one
shows up at a town commission meeting without a law-
yer, Island Trolley owner/operator Gary Creamans will
feel right at home when he walks into Longboat Key
Town Hall on Feb. 13.
That's the date Creamans is scheduled to appear
before the Key's code enforcement board to answer
charges that his trolley which is covered with signs
advertising various Island and Key businesses vio-
lates Longboat Key's sign ordinance.
"The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has
assigned me a lawyer, and that will be a great help,"
Creamans says, noting that the ACLU has gotten in-
volved at no cost to him because it feels there is a Con-
stitutional issue at stake.
Last month Creamans said he could not afford a
protracted legal fight as he tries to keep his trolley roll-
ing on the Key. According to Longboat officials,
Creamans' trolley is unlawful because it does not com-
ply with a city ordinance that prohibits a vehicle from
carrying advertising for any business other than the one
which owns the vehicle.
That's a big problem for Creamans, as his trolley
is primarily advertiser supported. The company makes
money by selling advertising space, and in return
people can ride to and from sponsoring businesses for
free if they show a receipt proving they've made a pur-
chase from a sponsor. If not, the ride from the north end
of Anna Maria to St. Armands as well as the ride
back costs a dollar.
"We're transporting 180 people a day," Creamans
says, explaining that every run is at capacity seating.
"The ridership is really what's saving us right now,
because we don't have the advertising." He says this is
opposite to how he usually sets up a trolley business,
for with all of his previous systems advertising has
been the bread and butter, with the dollar-a-head fares
not bringing in a major portion of the total revenue.
Creamans says the operation of the trolley costs
him $5,300 a month, but only $4,000 a month in adver-
tising has been sold thus far.
"The Longboat thing is killing us," Creamans says.
"I've got about $2,000 a month of advertising ready


down there any time that Longboat quits messing with
me. They're really costing me some money."
From the outset, it has been Creamans' idea to es-
tablish the trolley system for the Island, then sell it to
a local person to run, with Creamans providing market-
ing, management and technical support. He says the
trolley can be a going concern for the Island if it can
provide service to Longboat Key, but with that munici-
pality threatening him with jail time and up to $500-a-
day fines for violation of its sign ordinance, some ad-
vertisers are afraid to get on board.
"The only thing that's saving us is the ridership,"
Creamans says. "The people of Anna Maria are just
dying for a trolley. They want it, they love it and
they're supporting it."
Creamans says the demand for an Island trolley
system is so great that a second trolley could easily be
part of the picture if there aren't any nagging legal
doubts hanging over the quaint-looking vehicles.
"We've got another trolley ready to come in tomor-
row if Longboat clears me," Creamans says. "But with-
out Longboat I can't have two trolleys, because Anna
Maria Island alone can't even support one."
Creamans says the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-


Trolley
broke again
In spite of mechanical
problems again last week,
the trolley keeps on rolling
with plenty of passengers.
This time the trolley wheel
gave out in Holmes Beach
on Marina Drive across
from Gloria Dei Church.
Islander Photo: Bonner
Presswood




merce supports his trolley and its right to run the length
of the Key, and that the pro-business organization is run-
ning an ad in The Loangboat Observer this week hoping to
turn out a big crowd of support for Creamans' 10 am.
Longboat Key Town Hall appearance on Feb. 13.
"We urge anybody who wants a trolley on any of
the islands to jam that meeting," Creamans says.


Anna Maria City
2/14, City Election
Bradenton Beach
2/9,7 p.m., Council meeting
2/14, 1 p.m., Pier revetment work kick-off
with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials
Holmes Beach
2/14,2 p.m., Planning commission
Of Interest
2/13, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, Holmes Beach
2/15, 10 am., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall


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Attorney seeks information on Holmes Beach docks


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"Send us your dock-umentation," was the plea of
Holmes Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff and Pub-
lic Works Supervisor John Fernandez at last week's
special meeting on T-end canal docks.
Ownership of the docks between the 72nd and 77th
Street canals on Marina Drive has been bandied about

Ground breaking pier
revetment ceremony
in Bradenton Beach
A ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the
revetment project and pier improvements for the
Bradenton Beach City Pier will take place on Tues-
day, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bradenton Beach
City Pier, located at the end of Bridge Street.
Elected officials from the City of Bradenton
Beach, city residents directly involved with the
project, and officials of the Army Corps of Engi-
neers from Jacksonville are expected to attend.


SAM receives

three $1,000

pledges
Save Anna Maria (SAM) has received three $1,000
pledges for its legal fund in response to member Bunny
Garst's challenge. At the January SAM meeting, Garst
said she would donate $1,000 to the group's legal fund
to fight the proposed 65-foot-high span bridge on
Manatee Avenue if 19 other people follow suit.
SAM recently hired Sarasota attorney David Levin
to represent Island residents at the administrative hear-
ing with the Florida Department of Transportation. The
hearing is scheduled for March. The group is currently
fundraising to pay legal fees.
To make a pledge or a contribution to the legal
fund, call Melody Kramer, 778-6824, or mail your
check to SAM, Inc., Box 906, Anna Maria, FL 34216.


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between residents and city councils for the past ten years.
The city says it owns the land along the canals, as
well as the land under the water. Some residents say the
docks were given to them in their deeds, while others
say they have used the docks for so many years their
ownership is grandfathered.
"We're working in a vacuum," said Petruff. "We
need information such as building permits for docks
and affidavits about what transpired with the building
department in the past. I would like to see the deeds of
those who are claiming a deeded right to use a boat
space. I'm trying to see if all the deeds say the same
thing and how many are out there."
In addition to buildings permits and deeds, Petruff
said she would like to research title opinions or title insur-
ance issued on the properties. Those who do not have dock
space indicated on their deeds but have used docks for
many years can write a history of that use for Petruff.
Charles Chakoumakos asked council what documen-
tation it has to prove the land belongs to Holmes Beach.
"It is common practice that when a developer de-
velops the streets and canals, he turns those over to the
public for perpetual use," Fernandez said. "We have no
other documentation that says the basin was reserved
for use by a certain group of people."
"When the Bay Palms Subdivision was developed,
the plats were brought to city council for approval,"
added Petruff. 'That's standard. On the documents
themselves the roads, the canals, the rights of way are
dedicated to the city. The plats are then filed in public
records at the courthouse. Mr. Fernandez looked at the
plats and the standard dedication language is there."
Petruff told the group that if council decides to sell
the land, it must be for fair market value and that the
sale cannot be restricted to residents because that would
be discrimination. She said if the city leases the land,
it must be for a municipal purpose and that purpose
could be aesthetics and value to the city.
"We could still try to designate these for Holmes
Beach residents in that subdivision," said Council-
woman Carol Whitmore. "It could be contested later
but I don't see why it would be. Nobody's going to
object to this."
Council Chairman Mary Ellen Reichard noted that


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one of the problems is that there are 138 lots but only
66 dock spaces in the subdivision.
Replacing the deteriorating seawalls along the ca-
nals is another problem, said Councilman Luke
Courtney, and he suggested that any dock fees be used
to maintain the seawalls rather than using tax dollars.
"The docks were built by us or a previous owner and
when I bought my house it (the deed) said I got the dock,"
noted Joe St. Germain. "Are we talking about both the
docks and the land or just the land or just the dock?"
"If someone builds something on my property and
it's affixed to my property, it becomes mine," re-
sponded Petruff. "That's a basic real property law. If
the city owns the land, then anything built there was
built improperly or illegally."
"Then you're responsible for that dock if someone
hurts himself?" asked St Germain. "Do you maintain that
dock so it doesn't getin an unsafe condition? I don't think
so. I think I own the dock and you own the land."
Chuck Stears said he is concerned about the li-
ability of the docks.
"All these people say they want to own the prop-
erty," he noted. "If someone hurts himself on it are they
going to take care of it? I'll bet not one has insurance
to do so. And why should the city be liable for main-
taining the docks and seawalls and they get the use and
the city has to pay? I have a problem with paying for
them to use things they're telling me I can't"
One resident suggested the group retain an attorney
to represent them on the issue,
"The city attorney is not here as an adversary,"
explained Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. "She is here to
protect your rights from a bad decision by the council.
There's no reason to hire an attorney. Give her your
documents to review."
"I like the aesthetics of driving down Marina Drive
and seeing the boats," noted Courtney. "This is beneficial
to our community and the tourists. This is one of our natu-
ral resources and I don't want to disturb that."
A second meeting on the issue was set for March
16 at 7 p. m. Residents are asked to submit information
requested by Petruff so she can compete her investiga-
tion prior to the meeting.

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 9, 1995 0 PAGE 5 EI

Commission OKs five planning recommendations


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission gave the nod to
five variance requests recommended by the city's plan-
ning and zoning board last week.
One recommendation was tabled by the commis-
sion because the applicant was not in attendance. An-
other request was continued by the planning board due
to insufficient documentation.
314 Iris St, R. Leto
Leto requested a variance to build a dock prior to
building a home on the property. He told the planning
board he hopes to build a home before the end of the
year and wants a place to fish in the meantime.
There is a problem with mangroves in the area,
Leto told the board. Public Works Director Bill
Zimmerman told Leto to check with the Department of
Environmental Protection before trimming any man-
groves.
The board recommended approval and the com-
mission concurred.
711 Gladiolus, L. Albert
Albert requested a variance to the side setback to
allow for bay window construction. He said the win-
dows would not extend past the eaves and noted that
awnings can extend into the setback.
Planner Doug Copeland noted that unlike awnings,
the windows extend to the floor, thus increasing living
space over the setback.
Planner Jimmy Nichols said if the variance is ap-
proved, the land development regulations must be
changed.
Planners agreed to recommend approval and
change the regulations. The commission concurred.
104 Pine Ave., D. Wendt
Wendt requested a variance to the minimum set-
back for deck construction in order to replace existing
decking with new decking of the same width. He said
the existing decking encroaches on the setback.
The board recommended approval and the com-
mission concurred.
617 Rose St, T. Lehnen
Lehnen noted that his lot fronts on two streets -
Rose and Poinsettia and 20-foot setbacks are re-
quired on both sides. He asked for a reduction of one
setback to 15 feet.


Owner seeks two variances for North Point lot
The owner of the property to the left of the North Bay Boulevard beach walkway in Anna Maria is seeking two
variances one to the side setback, which is adjacent to the walkway, from 15 to 10 feet and one to the
build to the back property line. The request was recommended by the city's planning and zoning board but
tabled by the city commission because the property owner was not present at the meeting. Islander Photo: Pat
Copeland.


The board recommended approval and the com-
mission concurred.
314 Pine Ave., P. Horvat
Horvat requested a variance to allow an apartment
on the first floor of the building. He maintained that he
needed someone present 24 hours per day to prevent
vandalism.
According to the city attorney, said Board Chair-
man Tom Turner, living space is permitted in this zone
but must be above the retail space.
Horvat also requested the addition of two more
offices to the building.
Planners recommended the two offices along with


walkways and plants. The commission concurred.
823 N. Shore Dr., J. Dicks
Dicks, represented by contractor Steve Kring, re-
quested a variance from 15 to 10 feet to the side setback
which is adjacent to the North Bay Boulevard beach
walkway.
He also requested a variance from the rear setback,
asking that the home be built on the rear property line.
Kring said all the other homes along the area are built
to this line.
Planners recommended approval. The commission
tabled the request because neither Kring nor Dicks was
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Vote for Anna Maria change
We have an election this week in Anna Maria
where Max Znika and Dottie McChesney both want to
be the mayor.
The contrast between the two candidates is more
apparent than the difference in gender.
This is a job that comes with tough issues, budget
demands and a burden of day-to-day problems. And
with it comes the responsibility to make tough deci-
sions on almost a daily basis that affect the lives
of the city's residents now and into the future.
It's a job for a leader, a person who can make the
tough decisions for the good of the whole, not just the
vocal majority. Leadership is not a popularity contest
Last election we called for the end of "good old
boy politics."
It didn't happen.
We still see agenda items at workshops, commit-
tee hearings and commission meetings come up for
discussion only to find the deal quite obviously has
been made, the motion is in fact already scripted and
matters that had no public discussion whatsoever are
swiftly resolved almost mystically.
Max Znika puts a great deal of time and effort into
city business and has kept the city on even keel since
former Mayor Ray Simches' illness forced him to resign.
Znika has a feel for the "nuts and bolts" of public works
and he certainly knows how to manipulate the budget.
Znika has done a good job but we want better.
We yearn for a change. Anna Maria needs some-
one who will break the cycle of the "old guard," end-
ing once and for all back room deals and dealings that
are so unnecessary. We want to attend meetings where
the discussion and the decisions occur before the pub-
lic in the sunshine.
As it is now, decisions are made among a privileged
few who cherish their "control" of city government
We see a glimmer of Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie
Pierolain Dottie McChesney. Her critics doubt her abil-
ity to handle the budget, technical matters and the me-
chanics of running the city.
We don't doubt that Dottie will be able to delegate
matters to other commissioners with expertise in these
areas of city management. As Dottie said, "I may not
know how to fix the plumbing, but I sure know how to
call the plumber."
SWe think Dottie can do a little housekeeping in
Anna Maria sweep back room politics out the door
- and benefit the City of Anna Maria with her own
brand of spunk and tenacity.
For Mayor of Anna Maria, we endorse Dorothy
"Dottle" McChesney.
As stated previously in "Our Opinion," we will not
endorse anyone in the Anna Maria City Commission race
since a staff member is included among the hopefuls.
The candidates are Mike Bartles, Leon Kramer,
George McKay, Mark Ratliff and Doug Wolfe.
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This week produced more than one deep concern.
First, a cancerous, "yeah, yeah, so what" attitude
grows within our community regarding the high-bridge
issue.
Second, there is a shocking statement by wanna-be
politicians who would "compromise" by advocating a
"45-foot bridge" instead of a "65-foot" high span.
Cars on the proposed 65-foot high bridge will
reach the top of the bridge at a road-bed height of 80
feet. "The compromise," a 45-foot bascule bridge,
would have cars traveling to a road height of over 50
feet A 50-foot compromise might sound politically
astute the logic being 50 feet is lower than 80 feet
so 50 feet must be safer but it is not so.
The difference in the decrease of wind impact on
vehicles, and therefore evacuation safety, is minor be-
tween 50 and 80 feet.
Our road-bed heights on our present bridges are 25
feet and 27 feet and nobody in 37 years has been de-
nied egress due to high wind. Why? We live on a vir-
tually built-out Island with construction code limits
around 38 feet. The Island is a man-made wall between
our bridges and open water causing deenergizing dis-
tortion and turbulence of high winds. Meteorologists
know this as "ground friction." Ground friction does
not occur over open water. A 50-foot span would still
protrude far above our existing 38-foot protective bar-
rier into hurricane cyclostrophic winds, which has been
proven at 45 mph to become vehicle-hazardous.
It is confirmed by Dr. Bob Sheets of NOAA who,
alluding to bridges behind our Island, stated the lower
we build our spans, the longer we can use them in hur-
ricane evacuations.
The only reason Florida Department Of Transpor-
tation isn't already pouring concrete on the Manatee
Avenue bridge project, thanks to the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection being ordered out of
the battle from Tallahassee, is a pending administrative
hearing being fought by the Island organization Save
Anna Maria (SAM) whose legal fees are astronomical,
and who, apparently, is being expected to bear the cross
for all of us. If each of our 8,200 Island residents con-
tribute just $1, it would not quite reach the estimated


final cost but it would go a long way toward fighting
the battle.
Not a S.A.M. member, my contribution has grate-
fully been submitted. Had Hurricane Andrew come our
way, an almost 50/50 possibility, the eight-and-a-half
hours (only) warning we'd have had would have re-
sulted in the entrapment of an estimated 60% of this
Island behind bridges the height FDOT proposes.
S.A.M.'s P.O. Box is 906, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach

Holmes Beach should
stick to its density plan
Editor's note: This letter was address to the Holmes
Beach City Council.
It is with difficulty that I am attempting to under-
stand the reason for such prolonged controversy over
the density issue. I would appreciate it if you could
explain certain points.
1. If Holmes Beach has a comprehensive land use
plan in place, why must the city defend itself if it re-
fuses to change that plan simply because a property
owner has asked for a change?
2. If the city accedes to the density increase cur-
rently being requested by some motel owners, will the
city be able ever to impose any kind of a density cap?
3. Also, if the city does increase density for those
who are currently requesting it, what is to prevent any
other property owner from making similar requests?
4. Lastly, if those who wish to increase density suc-
ceed in doing so, how long do you think it will be before
someone asks that building height limitations be elimi-
nated to permit construction of high-rise buildings?
If Holmes Beach, or any other city, doesn't adhere
to its comprehensive land use plan, what is the point of
having one?
Johnny Stoner, Holmes Beach

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THOSE WEE THE AYS
Part 1, Life at Fort Dade_
by June Alder


The lonely Egmont Key light in the mid-1800s.


GUARDING TAMPA BAY


Like his two younger brothers, 23-
year-old John P. Jones "joined up"
when America went to war with Spain in
the spring of 1898. His outfit A Bat-
tery of the First Regiment of Heavy Ar-
tillery saw action in Cuba. But not
Jones. He sat out the war in an army
camp in St. Augustine.
At war's end A Battery was trans-
ferred to the newly established Fort Dade
on Egmont Key. Not a badplacefor Jones
to serve out his enlistment period since his
home was on Anna Maria Island
In the weeks to come this column
will feature excerpts from the hitherto
unpublished memoir Jones completed in
1949. His recollections give usfascinat-
ing glimpses of Army life on Anna
Maria's neighboring island.

By John P. Jones
Almost immediately after the close
of the Spanish-American War the gov-
ernment fortified two islands at the
mouth of Tampa Bay Egmont and
Mullet Keys.
Egmont Key, 32 miles from Tampa,
somewhat less than five miles in circum-
ference and all comparatively high land,
commanded the entrance to the harbor. On
it were located lighthouse, residences for
the keeper, assistant keeper and their fami-
lies, a large warehouse and wharf at the
north end and a pilot station and observa-
tion tower at the south end.
The fortifications consisted of a bat-
tery of two 8-inch disappearing rifles
mounted in a fort containing under-
ground magazines, an electric plant,
plotting room and so forth, with tele-


Strategically located Egmont Key
gained importance as a military
bastion after the Spanish-American


phone service and all the complicated
paraphernalia used in gunnery.
The effective range was five
miles, the projectile weighed 300
pounds and
the full ser-
vice charge
was 100
pounds of
powder.
The
other fort, at
the south
end of the is-
l and ,
mounted two Jones, age 20.
6-inch
Armstrong rifles (made in England)
and used "fixed ammunition," that is,
the projectile and powder were con-
tained in one large cartridge. Also
erected were a warehouse for storage of
mines, barracks and officers' quarters.
Some time later a battery of rapid-fire
small-caliber rifles was built.
Egmont Key was named after the
Duchess of Egmont, an English noble-
woman who stopped there with her
husband in their yacht while a coastal
survey was in progress. The fort was
named "Fort Dade" after ill-fated Ma-
jor Francis Dade who was massacred
with his entire command by the Semi-
nole Indians in 1835.
The fort on Mullet Key was named
after the famous explorer Hernando
DeSoto who, according to board of
commerce historians, landed at various
places on the west coast of Florida.
My outfit, which had been used as
infantry during the Spanish war, now
moved from St. Francis Barracks at St.
Augustine to Fort Dade. We had ex-
pected to go to the Philippines, but or-
ders were countermanded, much to the
disappointment of the men.
The griping was terrific, and not
without some cause. Our quarters were
crude, mosquitoes bad, water supply
inadequate and there was a lot of fa-
tigue duty policing up the island, taking
care of landscaping and so forth.
We thought we were leading a ter-
rible life. But looking back on it now
(1949) it seems to me we need not have
felt so sorry for ourselves. Maybe there
was quite a lot of sunshine after all, in
our clouded existence.

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Sarasota still struggling with big


By Bob Ardren
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island residents aren't the only folks
fighting regional transportation planners, who seem
dead set on building high, fixed-span bridges to replace
perfectly good existing drawbridges in our area.
Sarasota City officials said last year they wanted
the Ringling Bridge rebuild as a low drawbridge. No
way, the Metropolitan Planning Organization said.
So Sarasota City Commissioners fumed and then,
softening their previous stand against a fixed-span high
bridge across Sarasota Bay, rejected a proposed lead-
ership role and briefly contemplated asking voters to
make a decision on what kind of bridge they'd like.
The referendum issue was quashed Monday when,
by a close 3-2 vote, commissioners rejected having the
question go to the voters.
The official city position opposing the big bridge
will stand, despite an overwhelming pro-big-bridge
stance by residents of Lido and Longboat Keys.
The proposed big bridge, scheduled to be built in
1999, would be 40 feet high at the spot the present
bridge touches down on Bird Key, according to Mark
Smith, immediate past president of the area chapter of
the American Institute of Architects.
Smith also said the new bridge would also be a
total of 600 feet longer than the one it's scheduled to
replace.
Attorney Richard Smith told the commissioners
the city has invested millions of dollars emphasizing its
waterfront. The investments in promoting activities
such as bicycling and boating could be jeopardized by
the huge new structure, he charged.
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bridge between Cortez Road and the Ringling Bridge -
a concept Longboat Key officials love to hate.
The question remains of whether the big Ringling
Bridge is needed if the mid-Longboat Key bridge is
built. That question may be answered after the Bay
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 9, 1995 U PAGE 9 lI

The Cracker is smitten: a valentine tale


By Gib Bergquist
Back in the summer of '36 my family climbed into
our overloaded 1934 Plymouth for a vacation trip
which took us from Pierce, Fla., to Neelyville, Mo., and
back.
The purpose of this trip was to visit Great-Uncle
Floyd Barker and Great-Aunt Ida and their progeny,
who farmed along the Black River.
Since this would probably be a once-in-a-lifetime
occasion, and my longtime-no-see relatives were nu-
merous, we planned to stay a while in order not to of-
fend any of them.
Accommodations for auto travelers were very
sparse and spartan in those days, and filling stations
(later to be called gas stations) were few and far be-
tween.
It was quite colorful to see the station attendant
pump, by hand, 10 gallons of blue Sunoco up into the
graduated glass cylinder atop the gasoline pump -
then watch as gravity fed the blue liquid down to our
car.
Since there were no Wendy's or MacDonald's
along the highways, we stopped under shady trees at
mealtimes, and my Mom would get out the Sterno
stove to prepare a quick hot meal. Those meals were
always augmented by fresh cantaloupe and watermelon
we bought along the way.
When night fell, we looked for a tourist home, or
tourist cabins. The word motel had not yet come into
general usage.
We were welcomed like the Prodigal Son upon our
arrival in Missouri, and needless-to-say, we had a won-
derful visit
In that section of Missouri, mules were still very
much in vogue as farm animals, and we four brothers
were intrigued by them. After a particularly hot sum-
mer afternoon spent among the corn rows searching for
real Indian arrowheads, my younger male cousins and


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we brothers decided to ride the mules to their favorite
swimming' hole for a skinny dip.
We bridled up about six mules, and with two kids
riding bareback on each mule, we meandered through
the woods toward the river. Enroute to the swimming'
hole, our mule train passed a family riding in their
mule-drawn flatbed wagon.
There, perched upon the seat between her parents,
was the prettiest little girl in a poke bonnet this Cracker
boy had ever seen. My heart skipped a beat and I stam-
mered a "howdy" to her parents as their wagon passed.
I was permanently smitten! I was lost in a dream
world of my own for a few moments, but I was
rudely returned to the real world when the lead mule
stepped in a hole containing a Yellow Jacket nest.
All hell broke loose.
The angry insects swarmed out of the ground in a


cloud, and the startled mules took off in all directions.
Those of us who were not thrown skyward by bucking
and rearing mules were soon wiped off our mounts by
low-hanging tree limbs.
Aside from a few scratches and bruises, no one was
seriously hurt or stung. Needless-to-say, we never
reached the swimming' hole, since it took us the rest of
the afternoon to round up those darned Missouri mules.
I have never been back to Missouri for a visit, but
once during World War I when my Marine unit was
under transfer, I looked out the train window in time to
see the Neelyville Station flash by.
My thoughts immediately returned to our visit there
years before, and to the little girl in the poke bonnet
The clacking of the rails echoing in my ears, I
whispered some familiar and oft-quoted lines: "I did
but see her passing by but I will love her 'til I die..."


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Shirley Howden-Gillett
of Holmes Beach, left
got more than she
bargained for during a
concert by country and
western star Willie
Nelson at the Van Wezel
, Performing Arts Hall in
Sarasota on Jan. 16. "1
had a front row seat and
he is better looking in
person than on TV,," said
Howden-Gillett of this
snapshot of her with the
internationalty-known
performer. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of
Shirley Howden-Gillett


Dear Friend,
When former Mayor Ray Simches appointed me Vice-Mayor in March 1993 to be his as-
sistam, I'm sure he selected me because of my years as a Commissioner and my proven dedi-
cation to the City of Anna Maria. And, of course, to be able and qualified to be Mayor in the
event of an emergency.
Mayor Simches chose to resign December 1994 because of illness; consequently, I have
served as your Mayor since that time.
I am asking you, the voter, to use the same reasoning as Mayor Simches did and elect me
as your Mayor on February 14. I know the job! My opponent is a fine person. I am sure she
means well, and I commend her for her civic endeavors. However, there is a lot more to being
Mayor than putting up signs, cutting ribbons, etc.
The intricate duties of Mayor are many, such as preparing a nearly-one-million-dollar-a-year
budget and allocating it wisely and prudently. Fighting legal battles almost daily to maintain our
reasonable and necessary tax base. Keeping a constant watch over our safety with adequate police
and fire protection. Negotiations over our solid waste contracts. To continue our recycling program
that is second to none. We must be prepared in case of a weather emergency, by maintaining a round-
the-clock vigil, and be in close contact with Manatee County officials. Hiring and supervising a staff
who must be qualified and dedicated to our City, particularly our public works director.
I have the experience and ability to handle these daily problems, and there are many more
too numerous to mention. I worked full-time as a seven 7-year Commissioner and Mayor. If elected
SFebruary 14, I promise to do the same. I love this beautiful little
paradise let's keep it this way. Aax Znika



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Twin sisters Jean Sames, left, and Harriet Ward show off the matching T-shirts which proclaim they are
recipients of the Presidential Sports Award. The national program in which they participate was created in
1972 with the goal of motivating Americans to become more physically active throughout life, with emphasis
on regular exercise rather than outstanding performance. Sames and Ward, who are 73, will have a booth at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's Health Fair on Feb. 11. They are looking forward to telling
everyone about the joys ofphysical fitness.



Island twins doubly-honored


by President Clinton for fitness


If you attend the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Health Fair on Feb. 11, and ask about the
benefits of walking, you'll get your answer in stereo.
Twin sisters Jean Sames and Harriet Ward, who
are 73, are about as physically fit as anyone you're
likely to find anywhere on the Island, and they're more
than happy to tell you that they owe a lot of it to walk-
ing and other exercise.
They've also got recognition from President Bill
Clinton to back up what they're saying.
Recipients of the Presidential Sports Award,
Sames and Ward will be on hand at the health fair to
talk about the national program which hopes to moti-
vate Americans to become more physically active
throughout life, with an emphasis on regular exercise
rather than outstanding performance.
"Exercise is a way of life for us," says Sames. "We
feel it promotes vitality and energy. That's why we're
going to have a booth at the health fair, because so many
people don't realize that exercise is so important."
Sames and Ward are big fans of the Presidential
Sports Award program, and they will be handing out
literature concerning it at the fair. Beyond the certifi-
cate signed by the president, and the patch they can
wear on their jackets, the benefits of being in the pro-
gram are practical in the truest sense of the word -
they say exercise keeps them going strong.
"Our fitness walking, which we do on the beach,


Welcome to new police clerk
Angela Sain began work last week as a police clerk in
the Holmes Beach Police Department Sain and her
son Matthew, 4, live in Bradenton Beach. Sain 's
brother, JeffLonzo, was recently hired as afull-time
firefighter by the Anna Maria Fire District and Sain is
a district volunteer. Her father, Richard Lonzo, is an
employee of the Anna Maria Public Works Dept
Islander Phowo: Pat Copeland


is the most obvious," says Ward of the various activi-
ties she and her sister participate in, drawing attention
from onlookers who see the identical twins, identically
dressed and doing identical exercises. "At the Commu-
nity Center we do cross-training by participating in
aerobics, country line dancing and ballroom dancing."
Sames says that credit toward their awards was
earned over a period of four months, and that the
program's requirements actually encourage a slow
build-up to various levels of performance,
"They want people to consistently exercise,"
Sames says. "For example, they don't want a week of
intense exercise followed by four weeks off."
The sisters agree that the program is for everybody,
from experienced youthful athletes to senior citizens
who are not necessarily in great shape, but want to
gradually get there.
"What we've noticed with the Presidential Sports
Award program is that they give brochures out at
marathons, but they're not attracting enough people of
our age," Ward says.
"What we want to do is to inspire older people, as
well as younger people, to participate in some type of
physical exercise," Sames says.
The program is designed for folks from six years
of age and up, and allows credit toward the award to be
earned in 66 sports as well as a category known as
"cross training," which permits a person to earn points
in a combination of the primary activities. Some of the
sports include golf, soccer, karate, swimming, volley-
ball, horseshoe pitching, ice hockey and walking.
They can't participate in ice hockey here on the
Island, but the sisters have made up the difference in
walking and bicycling.
"We didn't have to do it," says Sames, "but we knew
we were working toward a goal, so we made sure that rain
or shine we walked our two-and-a-half miles a day."
And although the awards, the patches, the T-shirts
and the coffee mugs they've qualified for are nice, the
sisters say that like virtue, exercise is its own reward.
"That's the goal of the program," says Sames. "To
keep exercising."
"With 67 choices, one can find something they'd
like to participate in," adds Ward.
To learn more about the Presidential Sports Award
program, drop by the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Health Fair on Feb. 11 from 10 am. to 2 p.m.
Brochures will be available there, and Sames and Ward
will be on hand to answer questions. Those who are
unable to come to the Center may request information
by writing to Presidential Sports Award, P.O. Box
68207, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Phone (317) 872-2900,
or fax (317) 875-0548.


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Free health screenings this

Saturday at Community Center IF i


If you made a New Year's resolution to take bet-
ter care of your health, you've had six weeks to think
about it Now the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter is urging you to do something about it.
Sponsored by AMI Forever Young, the Center's
annual health fair will be Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. The admission is free, and there will be in ex-
cess of 30 health exhibitors providing a variety of
screenings and information.
Exhibitors will be set up in booths in the Center's
gymnasium, with several mobile units parked outside.
These include Blake Hospital's mammography van, the
Eye Associates' van, the Manatee County Blood
Bank's bus and the Manatee County Health
Department's mobile unit.
Some of the exhibitors are listed below. Unless
otherwise indicated, the services are provided free of
charge. If an appointment is necessary, it must be made
no later than Feb. 10.
Immunizations for children by the Manatee
County Health Department. Immunizations will be
offered free of charge to any child who needs them. No
appointment is necessary, but county health officials
ask that you bring your child's immunization records


And now, for your dining and entertainment
pleasure, the annual Flavors of the Island event.
Yes, it's back, the opportunity to sample the cui-
sine of Island and area restaurants and enjoy some
great musical entertainment at the same time.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce (and a fund raiser for that organiza-
tion), more than a dozen restaurants will have lo-
cations set up in the gymnasium of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, complete with samples
of some of the most popular items on their varied
menus.
The event will be held Feb. 25 from 6 p.m.
until 10 p.m., with coupons being sold at the door
which can be traded to the restaurant exhibitors for
food. There is no admission cost.
Scheduled food vendors include The Anchor-
age, Hungry Howie's, Crabby Bill's, Domino's,
Island Foods, The Sandbar, Shells, Crown and.
Thistle, Joe's Eats and Sweets, The Beach House,
Chez Andre, Sign of the Mermaid, Subway and


with you. For more information, call the health de-
partment at 748-0666, ext. 1424 or 1269.
Eyesight screening by the Eye Associates.
Blood pressure screening.
Mammography by Blake Hospital. An appoint-
ment is needed, and the cost is $60. Call 795-2161 to
schedule appointment.
PSA screening. PSA stands for prostate specific
antigen, and is a simple blood test that can detect pros-
tate cancer. The cost is $15.
Cholesterol/cardiovascular profile. The cost is
$15, and an appointment must be scheduled by call-
ing the Center at 778-1908. Persons wishing to take
this screening must fast after 10 p.m. on the previous
night.
Hearing tests.
Stroke (carotid) screening. Cost is $20.
Hemoccult kits.
o Information on retirement homes, Medicare,
Hospice, Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, peer counsel-
ing, Lighthouse for the Blind, Manatee Glens, Meals
on Wheels, Hope Family Services and the Presiden-
tial Sports Award program.
For information on the fair, call 778-1908.


Island Inn.
Notable is the entertainment roster which in-
cludes:
The Sundancers. Performing 6 p.m. to 6:30
p.m.
Jack Elka and Billy Rice. Performing 6:30
to 7 p.m.
Linda Greig with Art Wooley. Performing
7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ellen Meade Dancers. Performing 8 p.m. to
8:20 p.m.
Manatee High School Jazz Band. Perform-
ing 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For those who may have forgotten (though it
seems hard to imagine), the Manatee High School
Jazz Band is the one that played at last year's Is-
land Centennial celebration, wowing the standing-
room-only audience and playing a by-popular-
demand encore that included every number in
their act. The evening promises great entertain-
ment overall, but this band is not to be missed!


On the mats
After nine years of dragging huge, heavy tumbling mats to do floor work in their Gentle Aerobics class, class
members pooled their resources and donated $200 to buy 20 small mats. Thanks to their generosity, other
exercise classes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria will benefit. The class meets
every Monday at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m.


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IA A D AP P


Master Gardener at Island
Beautification event
Mary Stealey, a Master Gardener from the Mana-
tee County Cooperative Extension Office, representing
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program, will be on
hand to offer expert landscaping advice at the Anna
Maria Island Beautification Awareness Day event in
the parking area of Island Foods on Saturday, Feb. 11,
from 8 am. to noon.
Sharing of plants is also part of the program. Resi-
dents are urged to pot up their excess plants and to
bring cuttings to share with other residents.
For information call Marg Soeffker at 778-3530.
Coast Guard speaker
at Hi-12
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club is sponsoring Ladies
Day at its Thursday, Feb. 16, meeting at Crabby Bills
Restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Reservations are required and can be made by call-
ing 795-0665 or 792-5097.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at
noon. The speaker will be J.D. Arndt, Master Chief of
the Cortez Coast Guard Station.


Photo restoration program
at garden club
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its next
meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 1:30 p.m. at Roser
Memorial Church, Anna Maria City.
The guest speak will be Gloria Renaldo who will
discuss duplicating and restoring photographs.
Refreshments will be served. The public is invited
to attend.


Underwater lab subject of
program at Rotary
Robin Sayre, a seventh-grade teacher at King
Middle School, will be the featured speaker at the Ro-
tary meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, at 6:15 p.m. at
Crabby Bills Restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Sayre will discuss the Jason Project, an underwa-
ter lab off the coast of South American.
All Rotarians are invited to attend.


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Red Cross offers Aquatics
Instructor Training
The Manatee County Chapter of the American Red
Cross will sponsor a course for people interested in
becoming a Water Safety Instructor on Monday eve-
nings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Feb.
13, The course runs for 11 weeks, through April 28.
This is the only Red Cross Water Safety Instruction
Training planned for 1995 in Manatee County.
Anyone 17 years of age or older is eligible. Expe-
rience with the front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke,
sidestroke and elementary backstroke is desirable.
For more information or to register, call the Mana-
tee Chapter of the American Red Cross at 792-8686.

Roser Guild hosts
Rubonia speaker
Sarah Hornsby, who has been associated with
Rubonia Day Care Center for almost 30 years, will
present a slide show about the center at the Roser
Women's Guild meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Roser
Memorial Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The Valentine Tea and program will begin at 1
p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Space Age food
taste on Island
The Brain Gym bookstore, Holmes Beach, will
host a Space Age Food Tasting Party on Tuesday, Feb.
14, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Participants will sample designer fast foods that are
fat-free, preservative-free, organic, low in sugar and
calories and are delicious.
The store is located at 5340-F Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. The public is invited to attend.

AMI Forever Young
to meet Feb. 18
The AMI Forever Young group will meet on Mon-
day, Feb. 18, at 12:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Anna Maria City.
Burt and Ricki Cunninghis will present an Introduc-
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Doll class changes
location
Anything Goes Dolls & Bears will hold its inter-
mediate bear-making class at the Anchorage Restau-
rant, Anna Maria City, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Civic group holds
Holmes Beach Daytime
Candidates Forum Feb. 18
The Holmes Beach Civic-Association is sponsoring
a Holmes Beach Daytime Candidates Forum on Saturday,
Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Branch Library,
Holmes Beach, in the Walker Swift Meeting Room.
The eight candidates for Holmes Beach City Coun-
cil will be available to answer questions from the au-
dience. Doors open at 10:15 am. Seating is limited.
All Holmes Beach residents are invited to attend.
For information call 778-5405 or 778-2424.

County seeking citizens for
advisory boards
Manatee County government is seeking local citi-
zens to serve on several advisory boards. These boards
are voluntary in nature with members appointed to
advise the Manatee County Board of Commissioners
on various issues.
The following boards have vacancies in 1995: Bi-
cycle & Pedestrian, Board of Zoning Appeals, Children's
Services Advisory Board, Citizen's Advisory Committee
for the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation, Civic Center Advisory Commission, Code En-
forcement Board, Construction Code Board of Appeals,
Construction Trades Board, Environmental Lands Man-
agement & Acquisition, Health Care Advisory Board,
Housing Finance Authority, Manatee Opportunity Coun-
cil, Planning Commission, Solid Waste Management
Advisory Board, Tourist Development Council, Unli-
censed Construction Activities Panel.
The Board of County Commissioners encourages
minorities, women and handicapped persons to apply
for all advisory boards.
For information and applications, contact the
Manatee Community Affairs Department at P.O. Box
1000, Bradenton, Fl. 34206 or call 745-3719. The
deadline for applying is March 2.

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Gallery West offers hands-on
demonstrations
Island Gallery West will offer two free, hands-on
demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at 5348 Gulf Dr.,Holmes Beach.
Charlie Haight will demonstrate Hand-Building in
Clay and Gloria Hall will demonstrate Basketry and
Tapesty Weaving.
The public is invited to attend. For more informa-
tion, call the gallery at 778-6648.

Poetry Hour at Guild Gallery
A Coffee and Poetry Hour will be offered the third
Thursday of every month beginning Feb. 16, from 7 to
8 p.m., at the Artists Guild Gallery, Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
Favorite poems and original works will be pre-
sented by local artists, actors and resident poets. There
will also be an "open mike" for aspiring poets to share
a work.
The public is invited to attend. Poets should regis-


Lillian Goldfarb showing at Art League
Jacklyn Daffner, daughter of artist Lillian Goldfarb, with some of Goldfarb's clay sculptures which are part of
a show now underway at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd. in Holmes Beach. Although
Goldfarb was noted as a sculptor, when her health began to fail prior to her death in 1970, she did not have
the stamina to turn the potter's wheel so she turned her talents to watercolor, of which a number offine
examples are included in this show. For more information, call the Art League at 778-2099.


ter before 7 p.m. the night of the reading. For informa-
tion or to register call Zoe at 778-7216.

Fine art auction at
Manatee Art League
The Art League of Manatee County is sponsoring
a Fine Art Auction on Friday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m.
All auction items are works donated by member
artists and other prominent artists who support the
league. The auction pieces are on display Friday, Feb.
10, at, the league located at 209 9th St. W., Bradenton.


Key art center offers
lecture, demo
The Longboat Key Art Center will sponsor a dem-
onstration in oil/acrylic by Mary DuCharme on Satur-
day, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. followed by a lecture on "Cen-
sorship in Art" by Joan Altabe, columnist/critic/feature
writer for the Sarasota Herald Tribune, on Thursday,
Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $3 for each event.
The center is located at 6860 Longboat Dr. S. For
reservations call 383-2345.


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Child Safety Week: strap your kid in


By LL Dale Stephenson
Holmes Beach Police Department
The week of Feb. 12 18 is Child Passenger
Safety Awareness Week, an annual observance to in-
crease awareness about the need for children to ride
buckled up.
Injuries from motor vehicle crashes are one of the
leading killers of children. More than 70 percent of
children under age 4 who die as a result of riding un-
protected in a motor vehicle crash, would have been
saved had they been secured properly in safety seats.
It is essential that parents buckle their children into
safety seats every trip. Remember, most accidents oc-
cur less than five miles from home.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administra-
tion (NHTSA) estimates that more than 53,000 serious
injuries and nearly 500 deaths could be prevented each
year if every child under age five was correctly buck-
led in a child safety seat.
Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is part of
the safety agency's "Safe and Sober Campaign," a na-
tionwide effort to reduce drunk driving and increase the
use of safety belts and child safety seats.
It is important for parents to read their vehicle
owners' manual and safety seat instructions. Parents
should understand which type of seat is appropriate for
their child's size and development.
Parents have a tendency to move the child out of
a safety seat and into a lap/shoulder belt too soon.
NHTSA recommends that children use safety seats
until they weigh 40 pounds, at which time they can
graduate to a booster seat.
The new cars with passenger-side airbags have
changed the rules about placing a child in the front seat
with the back facing the dashboard. The airbag is de-
signed to inflate in any frontal crash over 12 m.p.h. It
opens with tremendous force. The airbag could hit the


Daisy Randall, age 4, rode in her booster seat 15 hours a day for two days from Bangor, Maine to spend her
Florida vacation with family and friends in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


back of the safety seat very hard and this impact could
seriously injure the baby's head and neck.
NHSTA operates a toll free safety hotline, 1-800-
424-9393, to provide information including which


seats have been recalled for safety problems.
During this week law enforcement officers will be
looking for passengers who are not in seat belts or child
safety seats.


FOR THE PEOPLE
OF ANNA MARIA
WHO PREFER THE
PRESERVATION
OF OUR UNIQUE
ISLAND WAY OF LIFE.


FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
HE WILL

STAND UP

FOR WHAT
YOU STAND FOR!
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the campaign account of Leon Kramer


^ DRe-Elect



^ Anna Maria
City Commissioner
S. For Continued Honest
Straight Forward
Government
VOTE TUESDAY, FEB. 14
\ PD. POL AD. PAID FOR BY THE CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT OF DOUG WOLFE




ELECT

GEORGE

MCKAY '

FOR ANNA MARIA
CITY COMMISSIONER

George is accessible, he listens to the concerns of the community and acts
on them.
George feels that our quiet, serene, relaxed way of life has to be preserved
and he intends to protect it by:
1. Strictly enforcing our building codes.
2. Monitoring development, transportation and any other proposed
changes to our island lifestyle.
George's experience as a former commissioner, a community leader and a
22-year resident of the city will enable him to be a link between the city and
the people.
Background:
City Board of Zoning Appeals
City Charter Review Commission
Past Chairman Island Transportation Planning Organization
Past Chairman Manatee County Transportation Disadvantage
Coordinating Board
Past Chairman Mayor's Drug Free Communities Board of Directors
Past Member Manatee/Sarasota Metropolitan Planning Organization
Member Anna Maria Historical Society Board of Directors
ELECT GEORGE MCKAY COMMISSIONER ON FEBRUARY 14TH
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the campaign account of George McKay Non-partisan
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MIKE BARTLES
Anna Maria City Commission
^ a Mike Bartles has a vested interest in
the future of the city of Anna Maria
... His Family. He is committed to
the citizens of Anna Maria as both a
property owner and taxpayer who
has donated many hours working to
maintain the quality of life found here.
PLEASE GET OUT TO VOTE
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Bunnell award for the year
Betty Simches, wife of Bunnell Award recipient Ray
Simches, accepts the plaque honoring her husband
from the Rev. Frank Hutchison.


Fine art music at
Methodist Church
On Sunday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m., the First United
Methodist Church will present Steven Rickards, coun-
tertenor, and Dorothy Linell, lute, in concert.
The two international performing and recording
artists will present a program of Italian, Spanish, En-
glish and Renaissance music.
The performance is free and open to the public. A
free will offering will be taken. The church is located
at 603 11th St. W., Bradenton.

Van Wezel offers diverse shows
through 16th
On Monday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m., the Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, will host young flutist
Marina Piccinini followed by a performance by ro-
mantic R&B balladeer Peabo Bryson on Tuesday, Feb.
14, at 8 p.m.
The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will
perform at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, prior to a
program by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on
Thursday, Feb. 16.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information.




MCC Theatre presents
'Getting Out'
A drama about an angry young woman who emerges
from prison with bruising memories, "Getting Out," will
open Saturday, Feb. 11, in Manatee Community College's
Studio 84, 5840 26th St. West, Bradenton.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m, Feb. 11, 14-
15 and 18. Matinees are at 3 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 18.


General admission is $6. For more information, call
755-1511, ext. 4240.

Gospel musical comedy at
Theatre Works
"Smoke on the Mountain," a Gospel musical com-
edy with a flavor of bluegrass, will open at Theatre
Works on Friday, Feb. 10, through March 11.
The theater is located at 1247 First St, Sarasota.
For reservations and more information, call the
Theatre Works box office at 952-9170.





4-H holds golf tournament in
Terra Ceia
The Manatee County 4-H Foundation will hold its
fourth annual 4-H Benefit Golf Tournament at the
Terra Ceia Bay Golf and Tennis Club, 2802 Terra Ceia
Bay Blvd., Palmetto, on Saturday, Feb. 25.
The cost is $40 per person and includes green fee,
cart, and buffet lunch.
Register now by calling 722-4524.

AARP offers employment
program
American Association of Retired Persons/Senior
Community Services Employment Program has posi-
tions open for persons aged 55 and older with limited
financial resources.
The program will offer clients an opportunity to
work 20 hours per week at minimum wage in a non-
profit or public service host agency. During this tem-
porary employment, clients receive on-the-job training
and assistance to achieve their permanent employment
goals.
For more information in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties call the project office at 366-9039.


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Bradenton Beach waterfront, circa 1940
Bridge Street was the entrance to Anna Maria Island for decades when the wooden Cortez Bridge was the only way for motorists to visit the Island for more than 35
years until it was replaced by the current concrete and steel span in the last 1950s. The bridge is now the site of the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier. The inset picture is
of Capt. Jim Sage's deep sea fishing boat "Clipper" and was taken by the late Don Roat in 1949.


Renaissance of Bradenton Beach:


more than just a look


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Remember the old ad slogan, "You've come a long
way, baby"?
From a place where "tattooed women bashed their
drunk boyfriends with a frying pan," central Bradenton
Beach has come a long way.
It still is only part way to being "all that we can
be," as the mayor puts it, but the future is clearly in
sight. That future is bright and friendly and comfort-
able. And profitable.
It includes further expansion of the astonishing
rejuvenation of the area, even some day a pavilion and
pier on the Gulf side of town.
Heart of it all, past, present and future, is Bridge
Street. When Bradenton Beach was a tiny village the
only bridge between the mainland and Anna Maria Is-
land landed at the foot of the short street One-way traf-
fic on the wooden bridge was controlled by an atten-
dant stationed where the Bridge Tender Inn is now. The
other reminder of those days is the pier, which is about
to be brought current with the downtown renaissance.

Loose chickens
A few years ago Bridge Street was a suppurating
sore on the civic hide where, as one city resident, Mike
Norman, puts it, those tattooed women bashed their
men, chickens ran loose in the streets, houses decayed
into shacks and the shacks began to crumble.
What changed it all was people.
Michigan professor John Sandberg and his wife
Mollie junked a shack and built a home on the Bay shore.
Sue Molder decided renovation was worth the effort,
bought a condemned building on Bay Drive South and
refurbished it, ending up buying and renovating half a
dozen of its neighbors. Harry and Susan Brown went
down the street between Third and Fourth and bought six
others, now in the final stages of rehabilitation.

Dilution of rowdies
Dr. Fred Bartizal invested heavily in the neighbor-
hood, notably in the Bridge Tender Inn. He sank a for-
tune there, resurrecting a wobbly old building and turn-
ing it into a seafood restaurant.


The traffic circle, or roundabout, at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street, was the first such con-
figuration on a state highway in Florida.


It was in a spectacularly rowdy neighborhood,
Norman recalls, where habitues of a nearby saloon
would stagger out and insult the Bridge Tender's pa-
trons. "The Number One complaint to police there was
people urinating in the street. So Dr. Bartizal bought
the infamous Beach House and tore it down. It's a va-
cant lot now peaceful."
Norman credits those early renovators with "the
vision and the courage to see it and do it." For their
efforts encouraged neighbors to take a look at their own
properties and upgrade them.
Not quite that accidentally, then, Bradenton Beach
put itself on the path of renovating itself instead of re-
placing itself with high-rises.
Resort rentals, motels and tiny accommodations all
up and down Gulf Drive started sprucing up, landscap-
ing, painting and renovating. The fixing up has spilled
over and mushroomed from business to business.
A great deal of money was being spent in
Bradenton Beach by Bradenton Beach people. But real
spending, the massive renovation, takes government


dollars. Millions of dollars.
In December 1992, at a cost of $14 million the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began pumping mil-
lions of cubic yards of sand to renourish and expand the
beach part of Bradenton Beach 200 yards farther into
the Gulf. The beach was stabilized and has proven in-
valuable repeatedly since the completion, saving count-
less dollars in storm damages.
The state ponied up $500,000 to start rehabilitat-
ing the upland part of the city. Intensive lobbying by
Mayor Katie Pierola and dozens of other civic leaders
brought the grant that rebuilt Bridge Street physically
and psychologically. New lighting, new street surface,
new traffic roundabout at the intersection with Gulf
Drive, new circle at the other end of the street, and
palm trees all over the place "People who come to
this tropical beach like to see palms," says Clem
Dryden, owner of Key West Willy's restaurant and
chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency
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Bradenton Beach

renaissance

CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
which searches for outside money. "Australian pines
just don't cut it"
The former bridge abutment cum fishing pier at
the foot of Bridge Street is next, with the state sponsor-
ing $50,000 worth of face-lifting starting "within a
month," says the mayor.
The Corps of Engineers will put some $400,000
and the city $55,000 into a stone and sand revetment
from the pier back along the erosion-prone shore to
stabilize that shaky and unsightly area. Ground-break-
ing will be Feb. 14, "Katie's valentine."
Interspersed along the way have been a new li-
brary, new park, a state dune planting project, munici-
pal parking lot, Gulf Drive improvements and a contro-
versial marina project that Mayor Pierola is convinced
"will be really good when you see how it comes out."

Spreading results
Some results are plain to see, particularly Bridge
Street itself. Others are less obvious but just as wel-
come: The benign infection of property rehabilitation
keeps spreading beyond the center of town, house af-
ter house sporting new paint and spiffy yards.
Property values are bounding; real estate agent Teri
Louloudes, whose Town & Shore office is a rehabbed
building on Bridge Street, says houses that brought
$60,000 to $70,000 pre-beach renourishment are going
for $100,000 now.
Best of all, no doubt, is the pride and attitude of
Bradenton Beach people. The Island and the city al-
ways have been friendly and easy-going, and that is
unchanged in the new dynamism. But people are no
longer vaguely apologetic for their city, no longer feel
resentfully that Bradenton Beach is "the stepchild of
the Islands," as Louloudes expressed it
"The city was asleep for a long time," says archi-
tect Tom Eatman, who with partner Emily Anne Smith
offices in a new-old building on Bridge Street "Now
it's improving everyone's life, visually and personally
and economically."
The Eatman & Smith firm designed pier improve-
ments and plan to have a big hand in their city's future.
They see Bradenton Beach as "the place to develop
commercial space" on the Island
And all the way along keeping the Florida fishing
village atmosphere, promises Dryden. As the city's
leading prospector for grants, he is closing in on more
state money. What the original grant did for Bridge
Street, this one would do for First Street North and
Third Street South. Still in the background is the pro-
gram to extend Bridge Street's renaissance to the Gulf
with a pavilion and pier beyond Gulf Drive.
"Whatever we do," Dryden says, "we have to keep
our city's charisma, the small-town feeling. Here visi-
tors feel the way we do ourselves, safe and comfortable
and like we all fit right in."
Right on.


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Todd's Bar and Grill, now Key West Willy's, in 1949.


The Sinclair Gas Station
at the corner of Bridge
Street and Gulf Drive,
operated by Alex Cord, is
now the Vienna Castle, as
it looked in 1950.
















Looking west on Bridge
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Who ya gonna call?
It looked like this van load of visitors would have to call "Ghostbusters" to
perform an extraction from the soft sand they found themselves in when they
drove past the parking area at a Holmes Beach beach access in the 3400 block of
Gulf Drive. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


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Fundraisers
Selby Gardens will present an
Orchid and Rare Plant Auction, Tues-
day, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gar-
dens' Activities Center, 811 S. Palm
Ave., Sarasota. Admission is free. In-
formation: 813-366-5731, ext 10.
The Bradenton Branch of the
American Association of University
Women will hold a Book Sale from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. at the DeSota Square
Mall, Bradenton, Feb. 16, 17 and 18.
The Christ Episcopal Church
Budget Box will hold a Flea Market
sale on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at 401 42nd St. W., Bradenton.
Rain date: Feb. 25. Information: 746-
4906.
The PTA of Gene Witt Elemen-
tary School and Circus Hollywood will
hold a Circus Hollywood Three Ring
Spectacular on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the
Manatee Convention and Civic Center,
One Haben Blvd., Palmetto, at 10 and
11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket information: 722-6626.

Clubs
The University of Wisconsin-
Madison Alumni Club of Sarasota-
Manatee will hold a Founders' Day din-
ner at the Royal Marine Room on Fri-
day, Feb. 17. Reservations and informa-
tion: 921-1523.
There will be an Iron Mountain-
Kingsford area luncheon on Wednes-
day, Feb. 15, at noon at the Dancing
Bear Restaurant and Pub, 7423 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton. Reservations
and information: 792-2045 or 778-
3832.

Shows
The Sarasota Shell Club will
present a Shell Show at the Sarasota
Civic Center Exhibition Hall, 801 N.
Tamiami Trail,from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 17, and from 10 am. to 5
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18
and 19. Admission is $2.50. Children
with an adult are free.

Events
American Littoral Society will
hold a lecture "Deep Sea-nics: Under-
water Views" at the Environmental Li-
brary, Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss


Ave., Sarasota, on Wednesday, Feb. 15
at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Information:
813-924-9677.
Florida Dog Guides for the Deaf,
Inc., in conjunction with the Sarasota
Kennel Club will offer a Canine Good
Citizen testing on Saturday, Feb. 18,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Twin Lakes
Park, 6700 Clark Rd., Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 748-8245.
Mote Marine Laboratory will fea-
ture a program by astronaut/aquanaut
Scott Carpenter on Monday, Feb. 13, at
Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota. Cost is $6 for
adults and $4 for students ages 4 17.
Reservations are required: 388-4441,
ext 567.
The art of Japanese flower arrang-
ing sponsored by the Sarasota Chapter
of Ikebana International will be pre-
sented at Selby Gardens, Sarasota,
Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 16- 19.
Information: 366-5731.
Conservation activist John
Thaxton will present a program center-
ing on the scrub-jay entitled "A Fish Out
of Water" at the Mote Marine Labora-
tory volunteers meeting on Monday,
Feb. 13, at 9 am. Admission is free. In-
formation: 388-4441, ext 438


Business
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Elizabeth
Bertelsen, financial consultant with
Raymond James & Associates, will hold
an investment seminar entitled "How to
Diversify Your Portfolio with Technol-
ogy Related Investments." A compli-
mentary breakfast will be served at
Harry's Continental Kitchens, Longboat
Key, at 8 a.m. Reservations and infor-
mation: 755-6272.
Lawrence R. Klein, Ph.D., will
speak on the "Current Investor Climate
in the U.S. Economy" at Neel Audito-
rium, Manatee Community College,
Bradenton, on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7
p.m. Cost is $10. Information: 755-
1511, ext. 4455.
To celebrate National Children's
Dental Health Month, Dr. Carl Ruggiero,
D.D.S. is offering a special tour for chil-
dren of his pediatric dental office on Fri-
day, Feb. 24, from 9 am. to 11 am. at
1822 59th St W. (Blake Park), Bradenton.
Information: 792-9392.


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Research and fun found
One of Florida's leading marine research labora-
tories is located just one Island to our south.
But there is much more than fish studies going on
at Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island in Sarasota.
The Mote Marine Aquarium, open to the public, fea-
tures a 135,000-gallon display aquarium with sharks,
grouper, redfish and other creatures from local waters.
The Mote Aquarium also has scores of other exhib-
its seagrass flats, juvenile sea turtles, river and es-
tuarine displays as well as a perennial favorite, the
touch tank, allowing direct contact with many of the
critters found near the Islands.
There are more than 200 varieties of fish and inver-
tebrates at the aquarium. Hours are 10 am. to 5 p.m. seven
days a week. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
Information, call 388-4441 or 1-800-691-MOTE.
Mote Marine Laboratory is a not-for-profit marine
research laboratory. It began in 1955 as the Cape Haze
Marine Laboratory in Placida under the direction of
world-renowned shark expert Dr. Eugenie Clark, who
still serves as trustee emeritus. The lab moved to Siesta
Key in 1960, became the Mote Marine Laboratory in
1967 thanks to major benefactors William and Eliza- Artist Wyland's "Whc
beth Mote, and moved to its present site in 1978.
Mote MarineLaboratory has historically been usedto snook. The sea serpent
explain off-beat marine sightings. Whenever anything Besides identifica
unusual washed up on the beaches or was caught by fish- search is conducted a
ers, the lab was always consulted. The findings ranged nificant advances ha
from arare oarfish to the 1961 capture of a 2,000-pound sharks and red tide thr
manta ray caught one mile off Longboat Key. tists. The ever-increas
One of the oddest of these "sightings" was the 1962 cilities dedicated to th
report of a sea serpent found in the Myakka River. The mammals prompted ]
New York Zoological Society posted a $5,000 reward for pand its horizons by
the person who caught the monster. Expeditions were Goldstein Marine Ma
launched to capture the beast, which was thought to be tion Center last year.
either a 27-foot-long anaconda snake or perhaps a giant The stranding teaW


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ailing Wall" is featured on the marine mammal research building at Mote.


was never found.
tion of fish oddities, serious re-
t Mote Marine Laboratory. Sig-
ve been made in the study of
rough efforts made by lab scien-
sing need for knowledge and fa-
e care of sick and injured marine
Mote Marine Laboratory to ex-
y creating the Ann and Alfred
mmal Research and Rehabilita-
n is on-call 24 hours a day. Live


animals receive paramedical care and are transported to
the Center for around-the-clock care, with a primary goal
of rehabilitation to allow a release back into the wild.
Dolphin families in the Sarasota Bay region have
been studied more extensively than in any other loca-
tion in the world in conjunction with the Chicago Zoo-
logical Society and Mote Marine Laboratory.
Mote Marine Laboratory is celebrating its 40th
anniversary this year. A public open house is scheduled
April 8, and special lectures by Scott Carpenter, Neil
Montanus, Dr. Thomas Eisner and Dr. Randall Wells
are scheduled weekly.


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Anna Maria Island is a seven-mile-long barrier
Island just south of Tampa Bay. The
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Spectacular sunsets and
the laid-back ambince and
Island lifestyle.
The Island has three
municipalities, each with its
own particular charm. Anna
SMaria, at the northern end of
the Island covers 1.5 square
miles, has the smallest popu-
lation on the Island and is
more residential in nature.
Holmes Beach, the largest
city on the Island at seven
square miles, is the hub of Is-
Sland business. Bradenton
Beach's 4.6 square miles at the
southern tip of Anna Maria fea-
tures the largest public beaches in
Manatee County, Coquina and Cortez Beaches.
Here are some tips to make your stay on Anna
Maria Island the "finest kind."

Sun
Southwest Florida is a semi-tropical paradise with
a plethora of sunshine. For those not accustomed to our
bright sun (and you can bur on a hazy day here), a few
hours in the rays may result in days of sunburn agony.
A sure way to spoil a short-term vacation.
If you plan to play in the sun, follow these sug-
gestions:
Wear \ sunscreen. Sun
oils and lo- '. .. P tions come
with a Sun Protec-
t i o n _.r,,i,., Factor, or
SPF, w i. t h
vary- i ing de-
grees of sun-
block- ing abil-
ity. h e
higher A the num-
ber, t h e
greater the protection from sunburn. Apply lotions be-
fore you go out the door don't wait to get a little tan
because what you get is a "little" burned. Re-apply
lotion hourly and re-apply after swimming. Pay special
attention to your face, which always seems to burn the
fastest, and don't forget hands, feet and knees.
Wearing a shirt doesn't always mean you're pro-
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Sand
More than half of Anna Maria's beaches received
an infusion of sand in 1993. The beach renourishment
project took sand from offshore and pumped it on the
beaches, providing protection from storm-driven waves
and erosion while offering fantastic shoreline recre-
ational opportunities.
All beaches are public in the State of Florida and
of course on Anna Maria Island as well from the
high water mark out into the water. It's getting to the
water via legal beach accesses that's important.
The most popular beaches on the Island are at Co-
quina Beach or Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach, the,
Manatee County Public Beach in Holmes Beach and
Bean Point in Anna Maria. Island beach aficionados
report Bean Point to be the nicest of the suntan beaches,
but swimming is unsafe due to extremely swift currents
and vehicle parking is a serious problem. The best way
to enjoy Bean Point is to get there Island style, via ei-
ther foot or bicycle.
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I 'Do the "sting ray
shuffle," scuffling and
S shuffling in the sand as
you enter or exit the water
to shoo sting rays away
from your path.'


Surf
Swimming is one of the most popular outdoor ac-
tivities on or off the Island. The gentle slope of
the Gulf of Mexico provides swimmers with an easy
wade into the water's depths.
Manatee and Coquina public beaches offer life-
guards to ensure the safety of swimmers. Flags are
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means to use caution, green means the water is safe to
enter and blue means hazardous marine life is near
shore usually sting rays or jelly fish.
Sting rays are wide, flat fish that hover on the bot-
tom often burying themselves slightly. With their sand-
colored flesh they are often unsuspecting targets for
bare feet. Sting rays have a sharp barb at the base of
their tail they use to jab into the feet of unwary bath-
ers. Unsuspecting beachgoers sometimes experience
painful encounters with sting rays. The solution: do the
"sting ray shuffle," scuffling and shuffling in the sand
as you enter or exit the water to shoo the timid sting
rays away from your path.

Kids
Parents and grandparents often find themselves
with youngsters with too much time on their hands.
Anna Maria Island has a number of city parks and play-
grounds to vent youthful exuberance when the beach
wears thin. There is also playground equipment at
Coquina, Cortez and Manatee Public Beaches.
The Coquina Bay Walk at Leffis Key in Bradenton
Beach offers a stunning view of Anna Maria Sound, the
fishing village of Cortez and the Skyway Bridge to the
north from atop the 37-foot mound at the park's cen-
ter, the loftiest public vista on the Island.
It's a great place to let the kids run and explore.
Boardwalks and nature trails with interpretive signage
provide visitors and residents with information about
the valuable environmental resources found in the Bays
and Gulf.

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Fishing
Anna Maria has a score or more of professional
fishing guides who offer all manner of charters. You
can hunt for snook or redfish in the backwaters of the
Bays. Large groups can take go out on the big Miss
Cortez boats in the Gulf for snapper or grouper or regu-
lar bay fishing trips. You can even catch billfish deep
in the Gulf.
Guides are professional, personable and mostly!
- guarantee you will come back to the dock with fish.
Anna Maria Island also has three fishing piers
for anglers who prefer the shore to a boat for their
fishing. The Anna Maria City Pier and the Rod and
Reel Pier in Anna Maria require fishers to have salt-
water fishing licenses; no license is required at the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier. All have nominal
charges for fishing.
Fishing licenses are available at most of the tackle
shops on the Island. Be sure to get a copy of the cur-
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Verlia C. Hamilton
Verlia C. Hamilton, 91, of Jacksonville, Fla., and
Holmes Beach, died Feb. 1.
She attended the University of Arkansas and was
a graduate of Oklahoma State Teachers College. She
was an active member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority,
past president of the Arlington Womens Club and an
active member of many civic organizations in Holmes
Beach. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church.
She is survived by her son, William G. Hamilton,
Jr.; a sister, la Mae Barnett of Heber Springs, Ark.; and
two grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, Anna Maria City, on Friday,
Feb. 10,_at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Hutchison offi-
ciating. Memorials may be sent to Roser Memorial
Community Church Van Fund, P. O. Box 247, Anna
Maria, Fla. 34216

Gladys M. Newell
Gladys M. Newell, 84, of Bradenton Beach, died
Jan. 29, in Pete and Pearl's Family Care Home.
Born in Pittsburgh, Mrs. Newell came to Manatee
County from Pinellas Park last year. She was a retired
teacher.
She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl A. Pettrey of
Bradenton Beach; a son, Robert R., of Wintergreen,
Va.; a sister, Virginia Horn of West Palm Beach; four
brothers, Norris J. McGrath of Fort Myers, John R,
Thomas C., and Donald G. McGrath; four grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Martin Funeral
Home, Sarasota, with the Rev. Joseph Connolly offi-
ciating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice Foundation of Southwest Florida, 73 S. Palm
Ave., Sarasota, Fla. 34236.

Anna L. Reading
Anna L. Reading, 94, of Bradenton died Feb. 1, in
Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Wilmington, Del., Mrs. Reading came to
Manatee County from Chicago in 1968. She was a home-
maker. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

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She is survived by two sons, Walter of Scottsdale,
Ariz., and Ronald of Enfield, N.H.; 12 grandchildren;
and 16 grandchildren.
Service was held at St Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach, with the Rev. Benjamin Gorr officiat-
ing. Burial was in Des Plaines, Il.

George Weingart
George Weingart, 72, of Holmes Beach, died Jan.
29 at home.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Weingart retired to
Holmes Beach in 1979. He was a restaurateur for 25
years, building and operating several Chicago restau-
rants. He was a member of the Key Royale Golf Club
and the Elks Lodge No. 1511. He was a veteran of
World War II, serving as a staff sergeant in the
Army, attached to the Navy.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am., Friday,
Feb. 10, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach, with the Rev. Don Baler officiating. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sisters,
Josephine Fett of Sun City Center and Mary Couch
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The Island Poet
February 14th is Valentine's Day, as if we
didn't know it,
When we all take our pen in hand and try to
be a poet.
And have those thoughts of love that we try to
put in verse,
When most of it turns out bad and some is
even worse.
But don't give her candy, if you want to make
her day,
'Cause that's the kind of thing that really is
pass.
And don't send a crummy, heart-shaped card,
if you want to be a winner,
For it's a day to spend a couple of bucks, so
take her out to dinner.
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An April 22 wedding is planned.-
Carlson, Reali to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Stanchfield of Holiday announce
the engagement of their daughter, Bari E. Carlson of
Holmes Beach, to Vincent D. Reali of Holmes Beach, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Reali of Falmouth, Mass.
The couple will wed Aug. 13 at Freedom Village.
Miss Carlson is a 1989 graduate of Manatee Vo-Tech
and attended Shelton High School, Shelton, Conn. She is
a nurse at Freedom Village Retirement Center.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Bovrne High
School, Bovrne, Mass. He is a self-employed carpenter.
Rivers, Erickson to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beardon of Cumming, Ga.,
announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer
Lynn Rivers to J. W. Erickson I of Denver, Colo., and
Holmes Beach.
Miss Rivers attended Furman University in
Greenville, S.C. She is employed by NationsWay in Den-
ver, Colo.
The bridegroom-elect graduated from Manatee High
School in 1989 and from Furman University in Greenville
in 1993. He is manager of a Kmart in Denver, Colo.
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Stop, my pounding heart
By Bonner Presswood
I like Valentine's Day.
It was my mother's favorite holiday and she cher-
ished lots of "heart things" gifts of handmade cards,
heart pendants and such. One special gift was a splashy,
flashy, red convertible rent-a-car for a week.
This is an early warning device for all of you who
forget or put off the effort of sending a remembrance
to your loved ones on this holiday.
Get heartful now.
There's hardly an Island restaurant that doesn't
offer something special, something romantic, or some-
thing perfectly tasteful for your valentine.
Reservations make a nice gift. While you're read-
ing, why not peruse the restaurant advertisers in The
Islander Bystander for Valentine specials, or a special
place?
All the working women at The Islander Bystander
were taken with the picnic baskets at our neighboring
gift shop, Sun 'n' Surf. These baskets come complete
with table cloth and napkins, real service for two (no
plastic here) including wine glasses and a cork screw
- everything needed for a picnic but the perishables.
They're really romantic. One round basket with a
rose-patterned fabric liner is as elegant as the Gatsby
days must have been.

They do it up north
Finally we found something they do up north that
would be just great here.
Seems just a year or so ago we Islanders were all
in a dither about large, band-shell type gazebo at the
Holmes Beach City Hall field. Wouldn't that make for
a nice Valentine concert?

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Of course, there were the usual naysayers who
feared NOISE! and KIDS! That's when the idea went
down the tubes.
These band shells are the focal point of nearly ev-
ery small New England town with free evening con-
certs throughout the summer.
Of course, we'd have concerts all winter so the
northern visitors could partake, and we'd probably fig-
ure a way for a deserving community agency to make
money from the sale of food and sodas and heaven
forbid- beer and wine.
Perhaps this would be a task for the Island beauti-
fication committee to undertake. A gazebo would add
tremendous character to this empty field, finally trans-
forming it into a park and enhancing the art and craft
shows and other special events held there throughout
the year.

Hula, hula baby
Ato's Restaurant was featured on Channel 40 re-
cently when two of the dancers from the popular
Polynesian establishment in Anna Maria gave hula les-
sons to Bob Harrington of the station. Seems Mote
Marine Laboratory's JASON project this year will be
in Hawaii, and the Mote folks thought it would be fun
to have some volunteers learn some of those special
Island moves, complete with grass skirts and a ukulele
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Calling all fans of the trolley: Here's the invitation
you've been waiting for.
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce hosts
a monthly "Issues and Eggs" meeting at various key
restaurants for an opportunity to converse with key of-
ficials.
This month the opportunity for a $6.00 continen-
tal breakfast at Cedars Cafe, 545 Cedars Court,
Longboat Key is too tempting to resist when you con-
sider it as your golden opportunity to hobnob over a
cup of coffee with Longboat Key Commissioner -
and trolley foe Al Green.
Reservations are a must. Call the chamber at 383-
2466 and feel free to "tell 'em we sent you."

What's in a name
We finally have a name for our restaurant section
- "All Island restaurants." AIR would be an appropri-
ate acronym for our association of lofty, appealing food
service establishments.
While we're in the brainstorming mood, we've got
one for Islanders' Market in Anna Maria.
We were awash with comments astonishment
- about the hostage make-believe story in our Jan. 26
issue. In case you missed it, the Manatee County
Sheriffs department, along with other law enforce-
ment agencies, set up a hostage taking at the Anna
Maria City Pier for "practice."
Steve Gianiotes, better known as Steve "the meat
man" at the store, convincingly played the role of hos-
tage-taker and was pictured on the cover.
It took some reading to figure it wasn't for real.
Once everyone calmed down and realized it was NOT
real, the real fun began.
It's what Andy Warhol would have termed as
Steve's 15 minutes.
Just a suggestion, but how about naming one of
Steve's famous recipes or a his fantastic roast beef
sandwich, "Hostage Situation." Hot sauce on the side,
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By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Doug Wight can spice up his life
whenever he wants to. He has more than
360 bottles of hot sauce that he spices it
up with. He's been collecting hot sauce
for over a year and has acquired brands
from 29 states and 41 countries. Why did
he start this unusual collection?
"Even as a kid in Michigan I loved
spicy foods and living in New Mexico
and Texas exposed me to different
sauces. When I moved down here I had
all this shelf space perfect for a collec-
tion, so I figured 'Why not hot sauce?'"
He claims it's also "a great decoration as
well as conversation piece."
Wight doesn't eat any of his collec-
tion: he plans on keeping it for a long
time. None of the bottles displayed have
been opened. However, he has second
bottles of some sauces that he eats on a
daily basis. He has two favorites that he
tries to keep in stock: Captain Weekes,
made in Montserratt, and Ring of Fire,
made in San Diego.
He doesn't organize them in any par-
ticular way. He actually tries to vary the
pattern. "The sauces made from
Shabafiero peppers are orange while the
jalapeflo based are usually green. Of


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course the bottles come in I ':
all different shapes and
sizes so its easy to mix
colors and shapes."
Starting a collection
is fairly easy. Doug gets :' A
about 40 percent of his L ,_-
sauces from his travels
around the country, 40
percent from such cata-
logues as Mo' Hotta, Mo'
Betta, Lots of Hots, and i
the Blazing Chile Broth-
ers, and another 20 per-
cent from friends and
relatives who always
have updated lists of his
collection.
Wight confided he Doug Wight with
keeps local Island builder
Kit Welsch busy adding new shelves. He
already has 70 feet of shelf space filled!
While this is a fairly uncommon collec-
tion, it is not unique. There is a restaurant in
Delaware that has a collection about seven
times bigger than his. "Of course," he said
"they've been at it almost seven times
longer than I have."
I asked Wight if he had any aspirations
to make his own sauce, like his daughter
Suzanne Wight, or friends Gib Bergquist,


S"just a portion" of his collection.

and his son Steve Bergquist, all of whom
have their sauces featured in his collection.
"Sure," he replied "but my real dream is to
open a little store that sells nothing but hot
foods."
So what do you say to the man with the
fire, the man with the spice? Here's looking
at you, Hot Stuff!

Katharine Wight is an eighth grade stu-
dent at King Middle School, Island resident
and daughter ofDoug Wight.


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Hearts for their tables
The kindergarten and first-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary made more than 150 table decorations for
Meals on Wheels to decorate the food trays the organization will serve to the elderly on Valentine's Day. Showing
off a sample of all the students' work are the children in Maureen Loveland's kindergarten class and Patricia
Whitfield's first-grade class. Pictured with the students are Loveland, left, and Art Teacher Judy Lyon on right.


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Anna Maria

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iM PAGE 28 M FEBRUARY 9, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Island school boasts

finalist for 'Teacher of Year'


NEW ON THE LIBRARYSHELF


By Joy Courtney
Islander Correspondent
Tennis and ping pong balls placed alongside scotch
tape, strips of construction paper and drinking straws
proved to be more than materials for a hands-on project
in critical thinking and science in Karen Paul's third-
grade class at Anna Maria Elementary.
The project became one more stepping stone to-
ward Karen Paul's selection as one of the six finalists
for Manatee County's Teacher of the Year.
Finalists were selected from among teachers nomi-
nated by their peers at 37 area schools. Six teams com-
posed of community representatives went to each
school to observe the candidates while they taught, and
from their observations selected the six finalists.
If Paul is named Manatee County Teacher of the
Year she will compete in the Regional Teacher of the
Year competition, which is composed of five candi-
dates from five regions designated throughout the state.
Florida's Teacher of the Year will be chosen from the
slate of regional candidates.
"I have never been as nervous as I was when the
team came to observe my class," said Paul. "The chil-
dren were wonderful. They couldn't stay seated in their
enthusiasm to raise their hands to answer questions.
Before I knew it the team of adults started working with
the children on the critical thinking project. They were
to have been in my class for only 20 minutes but stayed
more than 40 minutes."
Paul is known for her hands-on style of teaching.
For instance, instead of reading about the influence
France had on the settling of Canada, Paul's students
spent an hour learning how to make French crepes
which they ate smothered in maple syrup from Canada,
the world's top producer of the favorite pancake top-
per.
"I prefer hands-on projects which help children to
relate what they've learned to the outside world. I be-
lieve it is the most effective way for them to learn and
remember what they have learned," said Paul.
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Paul. "Volunteers help all of us each and every day.
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the way to assisting me on field trips. They are invalu-
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In Paul's opinion, the biggest problem in the school
system is too many students per class.
"The maximum should be 25. After that, it is very
difficult to meet the demands of each and every child,"
she said.
Paul was notified of her win by a surprise visit by
Manatee County School Student Superintendent Gene
Denisar who presented her with a crystal apple paper-
weight.
"The moment was just too exciting to explain,"
said Paul.
As a finalist, Paul will be observed again on Feb.
9. The Manatee County Teacher of the Year will be
announced at the Pinnacle Awards Banquet on March
2 at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 26, leaving the scene of an accident with
property damage and driving with license suspended,
corner of Willow Avenue and Gulf Drive. The subject,
driving a pickup truck, pulled out onto Gulf Drive from
Willow Avenue and hit another vehicle. The subject
asked the victims if they could work things out on the
spot They told him the vehicle was a rental and the
police had already been called.
He fled the scene but the victims were able to pro-
vide a possible tag number. The subject was located at
his home and said he left the scene because his driver's
license was suspended. He turned himself in and was
placed in custody.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 28, burglary, Coquina Beach. A storage shed
owned by the county parks and recreation department
was broken into and a leaf blower valued at $210 was
removed.
Jan. 30, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The complainant reported that a person unknown shat-
tered the front window of his van, ransacked the ve-
hicle and removed jewelry and jewelry cases, a hand-
bag, a 35mm camera valued at $200, a camera bag
valued at $40 and two lenses and lens cap valued at
$220. Damage to the vehicle was $200.
Jan. 30, grand theft, 100 block of Bridge Street.
The complainant reported that a person unknown re-
moved a 22-foot boat trailer valued at $2,000.
Jan. 31, grand theft of a 1989 Mercury boat mo-
tor, 100 block of 12th Street.
Feb. 2, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
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known broke the lock on the vehicle and removed a 35
mm camera valued at $180, $35 in cash and $300 in
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Jan. 27, aggravated assault, 400 block of 63rd
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brandished a handgun in his waistband during an argu-
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complaint said the neighbor stated, "I'll shoot you if
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The neighbor said he never threatened the com-
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Jan. 28, found property a men's 26-inch,
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and a black seat and handlebars, 3610 East Bay Dr.,
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Jan. 29, code violation, 200 block of 85th Street.
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Jan. 29 found property a men's 26-inch, 15-
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Jan. 30, DUI, 2900 block of Avenue E. The of-
ficer observed Jim Gillard, 24, of Bradenton, traveling
south in the 3400 block of East Bay Drive. The officer
noted that Gillard crossed the center line several times,
crossed the white line on the side of the road and it
appeared he did not have good control of the vehicle.
The officer attempted to stop Gillard in the 2900 block
of Gulf Drive but Gillard made several turns before
stopping.
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Jan. 30, suspicious circumstances, 400 block of
76th Street. The complainant reported finding a small,
burned piece of wood in her mailbox.
Feb. 1, service, 500 block of 72nd Street. The
complainant reported a dog caught in a canal. The of-
ficer located the dog, which was unable to get out of the
canal due to low tide. The dog's paws were cut from
barnacles. The officer removed the dog from the canal
and contacted the owner, who responded.
Feb. 2, suspicious person, 200 block of 28th
Street. The officer responded to a report of a person
lying in the road. He spoke to the subject who said he
had too much to drink and was walking home when he
got tired and laid down to rest The officer assisted him
in getting home.
Feb. 2, found property a set of keys, 100 block
of 34th Street on the beach.
*Feb. 3, suspicious, 6300 block of Homes Boule-
vard. The officer responded to assist EMS in reference
to a fall related to a disturbance. The officer reported
that the subject living at the residence and the victim,
a visitor, got into an argument because the victim took
some of the subject's prescription drug Xanex without
his permission. The subject said the victim had been
drinking heavily.
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E[ PAGE 30 0 FEBRUARY 9, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

From pump jets to gator eggs: brrrr, it's cold


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Mother Natures does it again makes me look
foolish, that is.
A pair of cold fronts this past week have really
rubbed my nose in a statement made here a couple of
weeks ago about "February 1 marking the end of really
cold weather locally." At the time I was trying to ex-
plain the change in snook season dates, with the new
season opening Feb. 1.
No more weather forecasts here. That's a promise.
Editor's Note: Ha! I bet!

Boat checks
These late fronts are also a reminder to check those
dock lines on your boat yet again, and it's never too

Horseshoe scores
Winners in the Feb. 4 horseshoe games were
George Landraitis and Gene Snedeker.
Runners-up were Artie Hobson and Herb
Puryear.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
urday at 9 am. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Dr.


Community Center's
all-star basketball
teams announced
The all-star teams in the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center's youth basketball league were an-
nounced this week, with the hottest players in the three
age divisions being placed on the roster.
The teams are:
Division 1 (11 to 13 years old): Scot Atkinson, Mike
Armstrong, Jeff LeGrand, Robbie Douglas, Colt Fletcher,
Ricky Buckelew, Toby Baugher, Tim Hasse, Mike
Patterson, Michael Smith, Travis Rice and Pam Taylor.
Division II (8 to 10 years old): Jason Loomis,
Bobby Lee Gibbons, Joey Mousseau, Mark Lathrop,
Jeremy LeGrand, Ben Miller, Daniel VanAndel, Ben
Sato, Preston Copeland, Mark Rudacille, Brandon
Roberts and Aaron Lowman.
Division 11 (5 to 7 years old): Sam Lott, Brian
Debellevue, Daniel Miller, Aubrey McKay, Brandon
Revell, Adam Bouziane, Michael Mijares, Michael
Wallen, Courtney Taylor, Joey Mattay, Greg Lowman,
Chase Parker, Shawn Koerber and Denille Smallwood.

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early to replace them. Lines are cheap, especially com-
pared to the price of a broken boat.
While you're at it, be sure to start up the engine,
warm it up good to clear out the fuel system and put a
fresh charge in the battery. This is the time of the year
when boats tend to sit idle for long periods of time, and
Bob's first rule of boats applies: "An idle boat is an
unhappy boat just looking for trouble."

Know anything about pump jets?
An old friend who writes about submarines for a
living was in town last week and he had some interest-,
ing news about devices called "pump jets." He said
they're the very latest thing in boat propulsion and
solve a couple of problems at once.
Developed by the British for their submarines, pump
jets come in two basic configurations. One, the pre-swirl
design, greatly quiets the propeller sound, a big deal on
submarines trying to stay hidden from surface ships.
But a second model of the "radial axial turbine,"
called the pump jet, is the post-swirl design and in-
creases prop efficiency on the order of 20 percent while
virtually eliminating cavitation.
In addition, since the prop in encased in a housing
containing blades to control water flow, the spinning
prop blades are also out of harm's way. That means that
something in the water may get run over, but it won't
get chopped up.
Hmmm. This sounds like a prop guard that in-
creases efficiency for a change.
My friend also told of a company in Orlando build-
ing pump jet units for use on outboards and other small
boats, but couldn't remember its name. That's some-
thing I'd like to know.
So if you know anything about that Orlando com-
pany, or pump jets in general, please give me a call at
your convenience.

Victory for boaters and fishers
Florida boaters won a big victory in the Florida
Supreme Court last week, as that body public assured
access to the state's waterways. It was another one of
those cases where some guy, this one in Polk County,
strung barbed-wire across a waterway claiming it was
his property.
What landed the fellow in court was his stringing the
wire from his property along the Kissimmee River across
a marsh and around an island long used by fishers, boat-
ers and campers. The Florida Division of State Lands took
him to court he lost every step of the way and the
Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal.
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stantly trying to keep fishers out of local canals and
other waterways.
Bully for the courts on this one.

Alligator eggs the new control
It's no secret Florida's booming alligator popula-
tion is causing some real conflicts between gators and
our booming human population. Every time some de-
veloper scoops out a new drainage pond (they're called
"lakes" in the sales brochures) and builds houses
around, gators show up.
Pretty soon toy poodles are disappearing and ever-
larger gators are showing up sunning themselves on the
new patios bordering the lake. Suburbanites, especially
the newer transplants from "up north," get upset and
demand action.
Well, the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission has devised a way to trying controlling
gators at the source the nest. Commission officers
began collecting the eggs.
Without going into how brave a soul it must take
to rob a gator nest while Ma Gator's about, you should
know that a record number of eggs were collected last
year and turned over to commercial growers. Those are
folks who raise gators for the hides and meat.
Some 16,803 Florida alligator eggs were collected
last year in the wild from public lands, and another
6,944 eggs came from private lands. That's a lot of
gators that won't be hanging out on the new patios and
lunching on toy poodles.

Pilkey speaks
Orrin K. Pilkey, Jr., a Duke University geology
professor, is a hero of mine. He's probably the nation's
foremost authority on beach erosion and I love the way
he speaks his mind.
The Associated Press recently did a big wrap-up
article on beach erosion in Florida some 28 percent
of our beaches are considered "critically eroded" ac-
cording to one study and went to Pilkey for some
answers. He made it short and sweet.
"The real problem on both Florida shorelines is
people have built too close to the beach," Pilkey said.
"Florida has nothing more precious than her
beaches. It is high time for some really hard thinking.
Florida needs to come up with a policy that considers
future generations."
Hmmm, maybe some of those towering beach-
front condos to our south could be moved back onto the
fairways. As Pilkey once said, "Where there are no
buildings, there is no erosion."
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Sheepie contest starts; better fishing ahead soon


By Capt. Mike Heistand
We're entering the best sheepshead fishing period
of the year now until mid-March, with the tasty striped
fish becoming fat and plentiful for anglers lucky
enough to catch them near the Island's docks and piers.
And here's a special treat: for the biggest sheepshead
caught by March 17 The Islander Bystander will give
the lucky fisher a free "More than a mullet wrapper" T-
shirt. Just take a picture of your big fish and drop it -
the picture, not the fish! at our offices at 5408 Ma-
rina Drive in Holmes Beach. The winner will be an-
nounced in the March 23 issue.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier Larry Sum-
mers may have taken the sheepshead award of the week
by landing an eight-pound convict fish. Other anglers
there have been reporting great catches of flounder and
small sharks.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishing has
slowed for fishers there this week with the chilly
weather, but cold hardy souls are able to catch redfish,
sheepshead and sharks.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 100 head of Key West grunts and
sea bass. The six-hour trip is averaging 180 head of ver-
milion snapper, lane snapper, porgies and sea bass. The
nine-hour trip is averaging 15 head of vermillion snap-
per, lane snapper, mangrove snapper, red and black
grouper. The Bay fishing trip is averaging 30 head of
sea bass and sand perch.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II says a lot of sheeps-
head some up to eight pounds are being boated,
as well as redfish up to 25 inches in length. Zack says
he's having hit-and-miss action with blue fish, floun-
der, trout and pompano.
Carl at Perico Harbor & Tackle said wade fish-
ers are doing well with trout in Palma Sola Bay, as well
as a few redfish.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said red grouper are out
there in the 70-foot water depth. Big mangrove snap-
per are still around and hungry near the deep ledges and
near the offshore reefs. There are also a lot of 30-pound
amberjacks near the wrecks. Closer to shore, there are
gag grouper to be found on the inshore ledges.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said the rough
weather has kept most of the offshore fishers close to
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for good fishing after this set of cold fronts blows
through the region.
Capt. Phil Shields said before the wind came up
fishing was excellent, especially for grouper and man-
grove snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross said his clients are doing well
as long as the weather holds. For example, in the past
three charters he was able to catch 60 redfish and a lot
of sheepshead.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been able to catch
a few reds and sheepies around the docks.

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Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been getting his cus-
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are a lot
of sheepshead near the bridges and piers, with sand
fleas and fiddler crabs the best bet as to bait. For boat-
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within sight of land and even some legal sized grou-
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Community Center basketball champs honored
Division III (ages 5-7) champions were from the IslandAnimal Clinic team.
Front row, left to right: Lauren Brickse, Greg Lowman, Nick Taylor and Jessie
Bricks. Back row, left to right Coach Bill Lwman, Anthony Rosas, Logan Division II (ages 8-10) champions were the Dowling Park team. Front rowfrom
Brickse. Back row, left to right: Coach Bill Lowman, Anthony Rosas, Logan .
left:Mike Wojculewski, Jason Loomis, Jessie Stewart and Kim Wojculewski. Back
Bystrom, Courtney Taylor, Kristen Chiles, Joey Mattay, Coach Victor MattayleftMike Woculewsk Jason Loomis Jessie Stewart and Kim Wcuews Back
and Coach Bill Brickse. row, left to right Coach Bob Gibbons, Bobby Lee Gibbons, Bobby Cooper, Chris
Nelson, Peter Dowling and Coach Jim Stewart.
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The.Community Center's
Program Director Scott
Dell (holding plaque)
joins this season's most
valuable players. Left to
right: Scott Atkison
(Division I), Jason Loomis
(Division II) and Courtney
Taylor (Division III).


Division I (ages 11-13) champions were the Westbay Athletic Club team. Front row,
left to right: Scott MacGregor and Amon Parsels. Back row, left to right: Scott
Atkison, Colt Fletcher, Coach Rob Douglas and Robbie Douglas and Laura Potter.
Not pictured: Logan Bowes and Gabe Buky.


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Priced at $255,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


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1.5 BA,'fully furnished, pool. $172,000.
BAYFRONT Perfect setting in Holmes Beach.
Looks off to the Skyway Bridge. 3BR/2BA.
Large lot with established landscaping.
GULF FRONT PRIVACY Located in North
Holmes Beach. This older home features 2BR/
2BA, den, large living room. Hardwood floors,
fireplace and huge deck on the beach.
CANAL FRONT 4-PLEX Probably the only one
of its kind in Holmes Beach. Nice 2 story main
house overlooks Sportsman's Harbor.
TRI-PLEX Handy man's special. Brings in over
$2,000 month income. $152,000.
5400 CONDO Fully furnished 2BR/1.5BA, Gulf
front complex. $117,500.
GULF FRONT HOME Huge old cracker house.
Kick back to yester year and enjoy the high ceil-
ings, paneled walls, big porch, 3BR/2BA. Right
on the Gulf. $350,000.
GULF FRONT HOME Newer 3BR/2BA, tiled
floor, fully furnished elevated home.
DUPLEX IN HOLMES BEACH lots of possi-
bilities, great location, quiet street, near shop-
ping. $108,000.
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projection
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cotton fabric
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day
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29 Island in a river
31 Helpful PC key
32 Light rowboat
33 Magazine
founded
11/23/36
34 VISSADAGE
39 60's Tarzan
40 Song syllable
43 Tree trunks
44 Cylindrical
buildings
45 Computer
storage acronym
47 Jezebel's
husband
48 Kind of clock






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51 JASOWB
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55 Relief
57 Multicolored
58 Lively
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62 Printings
64 SNILTIR
69 Raconteur
70 Lhasa--
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71 Bearded
revolutionary
72 "The Graduate"
role
73 Grub
75 Artifice
77 Parade
passageway
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83 Barbarian
84 The Joker, on
TV
86 Old French
coins
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88 Donnybrook
90 The"L"of L.
Frank Baum
91 --gestae
92 Judge Lance
94 BEDORISING
97 Lulu
98 Dudes
99 Philosophical
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Turns"
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lake


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chemical group
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88 Mike Connors
role


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92 Connate
93 Wee
95 Judge
96 Uses a crane
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Psyche"
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cartoon
character
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often


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time or expense
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107 Claudius's
successor
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112 American
fabulist
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BEAUTIFUL GULF SUNSETS Probably
one of the largest 2Bed/2Bath condos w/pool, spa,
elevator, boat dock & 2 car garage. $172,900.
MLS#61812. Call Bill Bowman 778-4619.


DIRECT GULF VIEW This 2Bed/2.5 has
elevator, pool, spa, boat dock, enclosed lanai &
secured entry. Excellent condition. $152,900.
MLS#61810. Call Bill Bowman 778-4619.


WESTBAY COVE CONDO Premier Island
location. 1Bed/1Bath overlooking heated pool.


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from this 2nd floor 2/2; elevator, spotless
grounds & 2 heated pools, tennis. Boat slips
available. $123,900. MLS#61731. Call John
Green 778-3167.


REDUCED $86,000 2Bed/2Bath 2nd floor
unit with view of large lake & lush landscaping.
Pool, tennis, clubhouse, sidewalks every
convenience! MLS#56663. Call Rose
Schnoerr 778-7780.


CROSS OVER THE BRIDGE!
TO SEE THESE GREAT NEW LISTINGS:
DUPLEX- 2/1 each side on quiet cul-de-sac near
Vo-Tech, MCC & Boys Club $69,900. Call Rose
Schnoerr 778-7780.
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT Good return on
rental 2/1 with happy tenant in place now. $39,900.
Call Bill Bowman 778-4619.
HIGHLAND LAKES- Rutenberg home, immacu-
late. Barrel tile roof, open kitchen, family room to gor-
geous view of wrap-a-round lake. $141,500. Call
Rose Schnoerr 778-7780.
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2Bath condo. All new carpet. Recently replaced A/
C, refrig. and dishwasher. Reduced to $129,900.
MLS#61562. Call Dick Maher 778-6791.


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SSEASONAL RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE
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Island real

estate sales
* 2111 Av B, BB, a ground level 2bed/1.5bath home
of 736 sfla, built in 1962 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/
12/94, Skerratt to Lanning, for $82,500. List $82,500.
* 234 Chilson, AM, a canal front ground level home
of 2bed/2bath/lcar, built in 1957 on a 75x148 lot with
1212 sfla, remodeled in 1994, was sold 12/16/94,
Hawkins to Guerin, for $215,000. List $239,000.
* 2502 Gulf Dr, BB, the Villa Del Sol motel, a three-
story 36 room/efficiency Gulf front motel of 19,239 sfla,
built in 1975 on about 150 feet gulf frontage, was sold
12/15/94, Charles Sirovy Inc to GSBR Inc, for
$1,100,000. List $2,890,000.
* 401 80th St, HB, a ground level 2bed/lbath/den/lcar
home of 930 sfla, built in 1952 on a very irregular lot,
remodeled 1994, was sold 12/12/94, Wood to Pickwick,
for $123,000. List $123,500.
* 744 Jacaranda, AM, a 50x100 residential lot, was


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Sun Cay 6 unit condo w/ (3) 2BR & (3) 1BR.
Excellent rental history/investment...$549,000.
Architecturally designed home. Elegant 4/4.
Secluded w/deep water canal! $289,000.
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Perico Bay Club Charming, light, roomy 3/2
unit. Special views of Palma Sola Bay! Many
upgrades. Pools/tennis/security. $196,000.
Gulf Beach Place Turnkey furnished, 2/2.
Steps to beach. Just right at $130,000.


sold 12/15/94, Mikles to Stephan, for $92,000. List un-
known.
* 306 64th St, HB, an elevated 4bed/4bath/2cp duplex
of 1600 sfla, built in 1980 on a90x104 lot, was sold 12/
19/94, Nichol to Higbee, for $150,000. List $165-
155,000.
* 308 Palm Av, AM, a ground level 3bed/2bath home
of 1662 sfla, built in 1976 on a 72x1 16 lot, was sold 12/
19/94, Buchanan to Blanco, for $142,500. List $147,500.
* 3601 E Bay Dr, HB, 104 A Sandy Pointe, a 2bed/
2bath elevated condo of 1048 sfla, built in 1986, was
sold 12/22/94, Vickery to Glanz, for $36,000, who then


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* 518 71st St, HB, a ground level canal front 3bed/
2.5bath/lcar home of 1600 sfla, built in a year unknown
to me because Agnes Tooker left the date offthe listing
sheet on a 98x107 lot, was sold 12/21/94, Young to
Waliagha, for $171,050. List $189,000.
* 6006 Gulf Dr, HB, 119 Playa Encantada, a 2bed/
2bath elevated condo of 1108 sfla, built in 1980, was
sold 12/20/94, Johnson to Barbery & Valadie, for
$118,000. List unknown.
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Direct Gulffront, 2/2, TURNKEY FURNISHED. Great
walking beaches, beautiful sunsets, protected parking.
$175,000. Call Stan Williams 795-4537.
BAYVEIW CONDOS You can have it all! Boat docks,
heated pool, direct bayview. 100 yards to Gulf. 2/2, fire-
place, 1,328 sq. ft. TURNKEY FURNISHED. $144,900.
Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
BRIDGEPORT Beautiful view of Sarasota Bay from this
212 condo. Tastefully decorated and excellent rental potential.
This one won't last long. $119,000. Liz Andricks 778-4800.
RUNAWAY BAY Swim now! Pool or beach! Nicely fur-
nished upstairs unit. Easy access to oversize heated pool.
Clubhouse, workout center. The most beautiful beach you
could desire. 2/2, rent or live here. $99,990. Call Stan
Williams 795-4537.
WANT TO SEE THE GULF OF MEXICO? You can
from the 2/2 fully furnished condo. Good rental history,
pool, elevator, close to shopping and restaurants. White
sandy beaches across the road. All this for $99,900.
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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.


CANAL HOME
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 waterfall plus built-in BBQ &
Jacuzzi. There is an extended kitchen with room for
two cooks. Two large guest bedrooms plus a 17 x
23' Master suite with built-in fire place. Home has
4 baths and a Florida room including second fire-
place, built-in stereo and bar. Beautifully land-
scaped, 2 car garage, boat dock & many addi-
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SALES FROM PREVIOUS PAGE
* 118 Mangrove, AM, an elevated 2bed/2bath/2cp
home of 1260 sfla, built in 1986 on a 75x110 corer lot,
was sold 1/5/95, Hollingworth to Mitchell, for $124,000.
List unknown.
* 3012 Av F, 3011 Av F, and 3014 Av E, HB, five
50x100 lots running from Avenue E across Avenue F to
the Gulf, 3011 Avenue F having a 2 story duplex of
4bed/2bath built in 1973, was sold 1/5/95, Freudenthal
to Ilexhurst Partnership, for $265,000. List unknown.
* 313 62nd St, HB, a ground level duplex of 1674 sfla
with 4bed/2bath, built in 1960 on a 75x101 lot, was sold
1/3/95, Swift to Davis & Chatt, for $105,000. List
$110,000.
* 3601 East Bay Dr, HB, 112 B Sandy Pointe, a bay
front 2bed/2bath/lcar condo of 1048 sfla, built in 1994,
was sold 12/27/94, Fla Homebuyers Insurance Inc to


NORTH END OF ANNA MARIA
781 Jacaranda
3BR/2BA ground level home with master bedroom
suite on second level. The beach and its tranquillity
are only steps away. Includes appliances, furniture
and many other extras. $255,000. Call 778-6028.




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Waterfront Gem!
Lovely 2BR/2BA home overlooking canal onto
preservation area. Clean, bright, airy with a large
screen porch. THIS is Florida living. Call Pat or
Ken Jackson. $219,000.
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Perico Bay Club
2BR/2BA condo overlooking Intercoastal. Luxuri-
ous living on a budget. Professionally decorated.
This condo has it alll Heated pool, spa and tennis.
$112,500. Call Pat Jackson eves., 778 3301 or
Ken Jackson eves., 778-6986.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell
MLS
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Duffy, for $125,900. List $124,950.
* 3601 East Bay Dr, HB, 212 B Sandy Pointe, a 2bed/
2bath/lcar bay front condo of 1048 sfla, built in 1994,
was sold 12/27/94, Fla Homebuyers Insurance Inc to
Davis, for $135,000. List $134,950.
* 3805 Gulf Dr, HB, units A1-7 & B1-6 Island Mews,
13 condo units at 2bed/2bath/lcar with 1350 sfla, built
in 1984 on a 150x200x100xl00x50xl00 flag-shaped lot,
was sold 12/29/94, Crossland Federal to Umbrella Beach
Inc, for $1,045,000. List unknown.
* 501 Gulf Dr S, BB, 115 Bridgeport, a 2bed/2bath
condo of 1150 sfla, built in 1982, was sold 12/30/94,
Adams to Caldas, for $90,000. List unknown.
* 601 Gulf Dr S, BB, 108 Gulf Watch, a 2bed/2bath
condo of 1200 sfla, built in 1986, was sold 12/28/94,
Boatmens Trust to Magna Trust, for $88,000. List un-
known.
* 622 Gladstone, HB, a ground level canal front home


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of 3+/2bath/3car, 2980 sfla, built in 1973 on a
139x162x153x100 lot with 315 feet on the water, was
sold 1/4/95, James to Alexander, for $360,000. List un-
known.
* 6500 Flotilla Dr, HB, 147 Westbay Point & Moor-
ings, a bay front upstairs 2bed/2bath condo of 1271 sfla,
built in 1977, was sold, Frey to Purdum, for $153,500.
List unknown.
* 701 Manatee Av W, HB, 26 Westbay Cove South,
a 2bed/2bath upstairs condo of 1230 sfla, built in 1977,
was sold 12/30/94, Krammer to Kellen, for $116,900.
List $130,000.
* 705 Fern, AM, an elevated 2bed/2bath/2cp home of
1288 sfla, built in 1989 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 1/5/
95, Nowicki to Ajmo, for $135,000. List unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1995 The Islander Bystander


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Available

Now!

GULF FRONT RENTAL
Three bedrooms, two baths -
available due to last minute
cancellation. Panoramic Gulf
view. $1,000/week.





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9805 Gull Driv* PO Box 835 Ann& Main. Rorids 34211


GULFFRONT CONDO
Picturesque Gulf front views can be yours from
the beautiful gulffront unit. This 2/2 condo is
located in an impeccable complex. $225,000.
Call Rosemary Schulte eves. 794-6615.



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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
Coming soon to the market is that house at the end of the
canal. The master bedroom suite includes it's own kitchen,
dining area, living area, and fireplace. The pool is on the other
side of the house. We will be asking $265,000.
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Rare 3 bedroom unit located on a canal
with private boat dock and carport
$149,000
2Bed/2Bath recently redecorated. On a
canal with 26' boat dock and caport
Reduced $129,900
Call DICK MAHER 778-6791
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HOMES
Sunday Feb. 12 1 -4 PM
5400 GULF DR., #34, HB.................. $229,000
Direct Gulffront condo, turnkey furnished. Very
spacious 2/2 unit. Inside laundry, covered park-
ing. Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5400 GULF DR., HB ..........................$116,900
Poolside condo just steps to Gulf. 2/1.5, 1 st floor
unit with Florida room. Turnkey furnished. Gene
Rossano 778-2615 eves.
603 NORTH POINT DR., HB ............$339,000
Key West style waterfront home with wrap-around
deck. 4/2.5 with boat lift, dock. Clarke Williams
778-1718 eves.
401 74TH ST., HB.............................. $166,500
Multi-level townhouse with no condo fees. 2/2.5,
2 car garage, fenced yard with room for pool.
Stan Alder 778-7373 eves.
701 MANATEE AVE., #11, HB..........$118,000
Westbay Cove South, 2/2 bayfront, ground floor
unit. Steps to pool and tennis. Turnkey furnished.
Carol R. Williams 778-1718 eves.
600 MANATEE AVE., #202, HB........ $129,500
Bayfront condo with direct view of Skyway bridge.
1/1 turnkey furnished. Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
3916 PLUMOSA TERR, B'ton ..........$142,900
San Remo, 2/2 home on a deep water canal.
Florida room, security system and new carpeting.
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
4007 BAMBOO TERR, B'ton............$134,900
San Remo, 2/2 canalfront home. New Florida
room, updated kitchen, open floor plan. Jennifer
Jones 795-2865 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB UNITS OPEN
1261 EDGEWATER Cr...................... $198,500
First floor end unit. 2/2 with a direct Palma Sola
Bay view. Designer touches. Dick Rowse 778-
2003 eves.
1103 EDGEWATER CIRCLE ..........$196,500
3/2, second floor unit with a magnificent view.
Garage and most furnishings included. Jim
Warrender 794-2314 eves.
1269 EDGEWATER CIRCLE ..........$137,000
Watch the fish jumping just steps away from your
large screened lanai in this tastefully decorated 2/
2 unit. Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
857 WATERSIDE LANE.................... $122,000
Beautiful 2/2 townhouse with vaulted ceilings, tile
and skylights and a super view of the Bayou. Bill
Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
875 AUDUBON .................................. $95,900
View of two lakes from this 2/2 Osprey unit. Julie
Warrender 794-2314 eves.


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NORTHWEST BRADENTONI Very private
3BR/2BA home near the finest schools, shop-
ping, tennis courts, golf courses and beaches.
Freshly painted & carpeted. Only $91,900.
#61814. Ask for Don Pampuch 778-3111 eves.
SELL YOUR CAR! 2BR/2BA ground floor unit
overlooking pool. Freshly painted, window
treatment, walk-in closets and storage room.
Walk to shopping, restaurants, bus line and
banks. Excellent location! $47,000. #61862.
Ask for Sally Schrader 792-3176 eves.
BEAUTIFUL OAKS & PINES Build your own
private country home on this 6.78+ acre lot. Lo-
cated east of 1-75 on paved state road. Pos-
sible owner financing. Don't miss out! $39,900.
#61821. Ask for Horace T. Gilley 792-0758 eves.
WALK TO BEACH...
Just steps to the Gulf
^ of Mexico from this
f 1BR/1 BA condo with
heated pool. Close to
everything! $85,000.

Carol Heinze
REALTOF/CRS
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


MARTINIQUE...3BR/3BA Gulf
views! Owner financing!
$209,000.
WESTBAY PT. &
MOORINGS...2BR/2BA
waterview. $132,500.
WESTBAY COVE Large 1 BRI
1BA pool view.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT
- Seats 85+ beer/wine plus
apartment. R.E. only $520,000.
MOTEL 6 units CB, Holmes
Beach, central H/A. Excellent
ROI $430,000.


Deborah M.
Thrasher
REALTOReASSOC.
778-3395


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


5400 GULF DR. 1/1
turnkey unit overlooking
pool. Priced to Sell!
$84,000.
DUPLEX! Just steps to
the Gulf! 3/2 down 2/1 up
w/panoramic view!
GREAT rental for inves-
tor; assumable mortg.
possible owner financing.
$198,500.


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


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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Bames 778-0061.
MOVING SALE 4pc leather sectional w/recliner and
queen bed $1,200, Mahogany beveled glass top end
table $45, mahogany drop leaf table $75, waveless dual
mattress soft side waterbed $150, single water bed $40,
large oak desk and printer stand, $275, Panasonic F90
fax/phone answering machine $225, antique desk and
barrister lawyer bookcase $250 each, Epson LQ 850
printer $100, internal cd rom drive, svga card,
soundcard $200, 18 speed 26" mtn bike $50, camper
top fits S-10 $25. 778-3171.
SEA KAYAKS Sales, rentals, tours, complete Kayak
pro shop. Kayaks starting $399. Oceanbound Kayak
Shop 778-5883. 605 A Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
TAKE AN EXTRA $1 off Avon's ANEW Skin Care. It's
guaranteed or money back! Call Dina 778-6060.
ANTIQUE WALNUT 4-drawer chest of drawers with
pressed glass drawer pulls $200.8 walnut dining chairs,
2 with arms, shaker style $250. 77803998.
SOFA & LOVE SEAT. Very good condition, $225.778-
6350 or 778-7206.
KITCHEN CABINETS good range of wall and floor
units. Sink and tops now being removed from duplex
$250. Fridge $50. 778-9480.
WANTED microwave, video recorder, color TV for
bedroom, twin beds, Hi-fi with CD, bedroom suite. Items
must be nearly new. 778-9480.
8 FT ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer, antiques, chairs, dbl.-
bed head & foot board. 778-6361.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.



FLEA MARKET Anna Maria Island Privateer's
Thieves Markets, February 11 & March 11, 8-3, (rain-
Sun. the 12th.) New location at Crabby Bill's, Marina &
Gulf Dr. Rent a space $10. 778-5934.

ANNA MARIA Garage Sale Feb 9 & 10.9-5.703 Ferm.
Antiques, sailboard, tools, interesting smalls, small ap-
pliances.
SEVERAL FAMILIES Garage Sale Sat., Feb 11.8-2.
Loquat Drive off South Bay Blvd. Lots of goodies.
Your 3-line ad here costs only $5 and you get results.


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-- ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
SINCE 1939


778-1751
Evenings


2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
FL 34217


778-2246
Office


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LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held weights
(1-2 Ib.) with low impact movements to burn fat while
toning. Can participate without weights. Classes are:
Tuesday & Thursday 7:15-8:15PM; Thursday 10:30-
11:30AM and Saturday 9-10AM. Class canceled on the
following 3 dates only: Feb. 4, 11, & 18. For info call
Geri 779-2129. Also personal fitness training, lectures/
workshops on fitness topics, reasonable rates.

The AMI Art League 778-2099 and the Artist Guild of
AMI 778-6694 need vendors for Street Craft Sale Sat.
Feb. 18. $15 booth fee.
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 restaurants), Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home
with constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away & your pets have to
stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food, water,
exercise, TLCI Excellent references, 778-6000.


1978 CHEVY NOVA V8 engine, good tires, new bat-
tery. Great running beach car, needs a new headliner!
$695.778-4091.
BUICK PARK AVENUE 1987,4 Dr., full power, 69,000
miles, Clean. 779-2005.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
PRIVATE BOAT SLIP 50', water, elec., private en-
trance. 825 South Bay Blvd. No live-aboards. Call
Bailey 601-287-2404.
From trash to treasures you find it all every week in
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IF YOU HAVE A BOAT but still have trouble catching
fish, you need to call me. Third-generation Florida fish-
ing guide for hire. U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Versatile
and capable of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, marlin
and dolphin in the Florida Keys or offshore grouper and
snapper. Have good numbers for offshore reefs and
barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1102.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full time cash-
ier positions. Pick up applications at Crowder Bros.
Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
MAID WANTED Would you like to make some extra
money occasionally filling in for our maid? Call Mrs. T.H.
Cole 779-1213 for particulars.
HELP WANTED Lawn Service, 778-1348.
PRESCHOOL TEACHER needed at small private island
school. 12-5:30 M-F with possibility of morning. Expe-
rienced, loving & energetic person starting immediately.
778-2210.
GRANDMOTHER SEEKING loving day care for 2 chil-
dren 5 & 21 months. Fri. thru Wed. 778-0488 after 4 or
leave machine message.
WAITRESS/DISHWASHER Tip of the Island. Part-
time. 778-3909.
WANTED: Carpet layer. 778-2943 ask for Donna.
GLASS & SCREEN Company needs part time help.
Experience helpful. Call 778-2022.


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

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports or the golf course. Flat rates. Sun-
shine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Island
references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alterations. No
smoke environment. 778-4680.


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SEstates E>"LI (813) 778-2291 P O Box 2150 Classivision,
Video Collection MLS EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294 channel 19.
This listing was on the market for just TWO days before it was SOLD by our Sales Associate,
MICHAEL ADVOCATE. Granted, most sales do take longer, but his extensive investment property
expertise (Attorney, Real Estate School) facilitated the speed at which this transaction was put together.
Should you have investment property you would like to SELL, as quickly as possible, or should you desire
to purchase investment property, please telephone MICHAEL ADVOCATE (after hour: 778-0608.)
AFFORDABLE ISLAND DUPLEX
This duplex with two bedrooms, one
bath on each side has been a good a
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i Commerclal Reeldentlal Free Estimatee
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Hn Hauling *By the cut orby the month.
I Scic .14 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7781345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISIFACTION

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353


ABOBBYKRONENBERO
CORTEZ CONCRETE MASONRY
Cement Slabs
Block & Brick Stucco
749-3905 Stone Flower Boxes Welding
If No Answer 753-1716 kmned u4-0 3-19

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to replace or repair
SOFFITS &
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Call Today
778-7074 "- i'll -
Financing Available



State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
m MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
i Free Estimates 748-3558


SABAL I PALM
CARPENTRY

A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
CUSTOM FENCES
*DECKS SIDING
FASCIA* SOFFITS
DOORS WINDOWS
ODD JOBS
Fully Inurcd Reasonable Rate
778-7603
Ridc Leda
32-Tear Iand ResUident


J.R.

Painting
Private
& Commercial
* Interior/Exterior
*20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


CLEANING WEEKLY or bi-weekly on island or near
vicinity. 17 year island resident. Good references. Call
Barbara at 779-2024.

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

INCOME TAX SERVICE and accounting. 25 years ex-
perience. Your neighborhood representative Pat
Kenney; Kenney Tax Service; phone 778-6024.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places available
Mon. Thru Fri. 7-6. Ages 2-12. Qualified teachers in
preschool environment. 778-2967.

LANDSCAPING, TREE TRIMMING & HAULING. For
free estimates call 778-3995 or 778-1497 between
9am-3pm.

CHILD CARE Any hours. Before & after school pro-
gram, too. Fun, safe environment. Snacks and meals
provided. Local references. Come by and meet us! Call
Lisa 778-6438.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
NEED A PICKUP for light moving? Appliances, brush
piles, junk... whatever...odd jobs, carpentry, painting.
Call Eddie O anytime 778-7369.


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


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

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.

FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Fumiture 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
Elliott, 778-5183.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to painting.
20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island references.
779-2129.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.

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


SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, formica & ceramic tile,
carpentry & painting. Full line of home repairs & main-
tenance, low prices. 778-0410.
A-NEW LOOK minor household repairs and how to
advice. Pool deck and patio mildew removal. Pressure
washing, gutter cleaning. 792-4659.
Your classified ad in The Islander Bystanderwill get fast
results -everyone's reading the best news on the Island.


INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
Beauregard 387-8066.
LOCAL HANDYMAN, can take care of your screen re-
pairs, plus window cleaning, small paint jobs and yard
work. Thorough & careful with ref. Peter, 778-8436.



ISLAND BUSINESS for lease. Turn-key operation. Just
$1,600 per month. Includes rent. 778-4441.

FISHING PIER, bait business & restaurant, Anna Maria
Island. Includes business & real estate. $395,000. Call
Fred Katz, Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980, 779-2044.
LOOKING FOR A business opportunity! Are you open
minded, ambitious, and teachable? Do you like people
are you willing to work hard? Call today 778-5880.


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

WANTED GULF FRONT house 2 or more beds, on/
near beach, last half of March for quiet non-smoking
family of 4. References. 508-336-2201.

LUXURY CANAL FRONT one story home with pool. 2/
3 bedroom, 3 baths, 3/4 blocks from beach. $3,400 mo.,
weekly rates available. 1-800-223-4472.

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7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
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422 26th St W., Bradenton, FL 34205 (NW Coner o 26th St & Manatee Ave.)


AUTO DETAILING
We do it all for one low price. Everything is
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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SEASONAL: Gulf front bargain, charming old Florida
beach house 2BR/1BA for $450/vk or $1,400/mo. 1BR/
1BA for $300/wk or $900/mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244.
Annual: beautiful view down canal from this 2 story,
2BR/1.5BA unit. $700/mo. G.B. Realty 778-7244.
HIDE-AWAY lovely view on Bay. Charming, completely
furnished, 1st fl., 2BR, on quiet dead-end street. Walk
to beach. Available this season and next. $1,500/mo,
utilities included. 778-7107.

RETAIL OFFICE SPACE commercial approximately
700 sq. ft. 5704 Marina Dr. $850 per month. 778-4441,
778-9252.

RETAIL OR PROFESSIONAL Charming historic
beach house, completely renovated, high visibility loca-
tion. 850 sq. ft., long or short term. Call Robin at Gulf-
Bay Realty of Anna Maria 778-7244.
FURNISHED COTTAGE -'Old Florida Style" available
March and or April. $1,200 per month. 778-2832.
1BR/1BA mature individual, non-smoker. Heat, air &
water included. No pets. $425. 778-6511 after 6.
HOLMES BEACH 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts. Weekly,
monthly. Facing public beach from $450 weekly, $1,500
monthly and up. Call Castnetter Apts. 778-9304.

FEB. AVAILABLE Seasonal, week or month. North
Shore Dr., Gulf/Bayfront. Negotiable, 2BR/2BA, large
enclosed porch. 778-0340.

RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront home,
boat dock, washer, Approx. $80/wk and deposit.
778-6638.
WANTED Island 1 or more bedroom Apt./Condo,
annual lease, $500 to $600 month. Start April or May,
retired CEO with sound local financial and personal
references, no pets, leave message 813-753-8921.
Deposit ready now.
WANTED 2BR, Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. Jan.-
March '96. 778-8373.
WINTER RENTAL open nowl 618 Gladiolis. 778-2153.
WANTED 3BR/2BA, near beach. Anna Maria or Holmes
Beach. Jan.-March '96. 778-6561.
WEST BRADENTON deep water canal. 2BR/2BA,
screened lanai, dock, CA, 1 car garage. Annual lease.
$950 mo. First, last and security. Avail. 3/1. 778-0217.
VACATION TRADE Summer month at Door County,
WI 2BR condo for winter month in like type accommo-
dations in Islander area. 778-5018.
"GULL COTTAGE" cute and cozy 2BR/1BA cottage
within walking distance of Anna Maria City Pier and Post
Office. Nicely furnished, cable TV and telephone. Pets
OK. $1200 per month. Immediate opening. Call Betsy
Hills Real Estate at 778-2291.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR bayside home.
Quiet great neighborhood, 1 block to beach. $70/wk.
778-1480. Ladies only.
ISLAND RESIDENTS SEEK 2-3 bdrm, 2 ba on canal for
long-term lease, lease option, or possible purchase.
Pete or Julie at Broken Glass 778-7808.
HOLMES BEACH: completely fumished nice 1 bedroom
apt Ground level 100 yds to Gulf. No pets. 778-5246.
GULF FRONT North Shore Drive beach house avail-
able for March 1995 due to cancellation. Immaculate
3BR/2BA with sunset views from every room. Step off
patio to best beach on island! $3,500 includes taxes,
utilities, phone, housekeeping and all amenities. Some
weeks still available in April, May and August at $800
to $1,000 per week all inclusive. Months of September,
October and November still available at discount. Also,
booking monthly/seasonal now for 1996. Call 778-3171.

R;lE- rLESTA,-
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
Realtors 778-2261.
BEST BUY on the water! Extraordinary views of Egmont
and Passage Keys. Owner financing available. Call
Paul Collins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT & SPARKLING. North Beach
Village, 3BR/2BA townhouse. Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
Realty of Anna Maria. 778-7244.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.


OPEN HOUSE Sun. Feb 12. 1-4. 1230 Spoonbill Land-
ings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin
& Assoc. 383-9501.
POOL, 1BR apt., jacuzzi, plus more come with this ex-
cellently located 3BR/2BA home. $195,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream Realty. 778-7777.
FOR SALE by owner. Get this one before we list it! 2BR/
1.5BA charmer in Cortez Village. Ready to sell!
$62,500. 723-3616.
DUPLEX Intracoastal, 2 story, 2BR & 1BR, Bradenton
Beach, Key West styled, sea-walled and sailboat water.
$175,000. 778-7980.
MOBILE HOME, Palma Sola Shores, owned land,
lovely furnishings, 2BR/2BA. $68,000. Call Marilyn
Trevethan at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
LOT, DEEP WATER canalfront. 316 Tarpon, Anna
Maria. Easy bay access. Truly one of the best remain-
ing on Island. $145,000. Owner 1-317-825-2217.
PRIVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or income property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4898.
BY OWNER: Luxury townhouse on Anna Maria Is-
land. Lots of open space, 5/3, cathedral ceilings, wet
bar, private deck, heated pool, tennis court, steps to
the beach. 2,100 a/c square foot. Priced to sell. Go-
ing out of country. Call: 778-7377.
OPEN SAT. & SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach condo.
New carpet, paint, wallpaper, verticals. $72,900. Owner
798-3981.
BY OWNER, 3BR/2BA canalfront home. 1800 sq. ft. on
large lot. 175 ft of seawall on sailboat water with easy
access to Tampa Bay and walking distance to beauti-
ful beach. Owner financing with 25% down. $220,000
firm. Call 778-7337.
BAYFRONT By owner. 2BR/2BA condo, end unit,
screened lanai, pool, covered carport. 1/2 mile to
beach. $89,900. 778-3007.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE turnkey furnished. Like new,
never rented. Low maintenance fee of $85. Includes
cable TV. Close to pool. $159,000. Terry Robertson RE/
MAX Gulfstream 778-7777.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE. Spacious 4BR. Kitchen open
to family room. Three walk-in closets. 100 x 100 lot.
Zoned and designed for duplex if wished, with 2 car
garage for each side! Built in 1990. $239,000. Terri
Robertson, RE/MAX Gulfstream 778-777.
PERICO BAY CLUB Largest 3BR/2BA, all upgrades,
pool, tennis, 24hr security gate, 2nd floor. $145,000.
Owner 795-4188.
SHELL POINT CONDO 2BR/2BA, covered parking,
pool, tennis, putting green, club house, prime location.
$95,000. Call 813-866-8380.
AFFORDABLE Island living at $85,000. Includes fumi-
turel Immaculate 2/2 in the heart of Holmes Beach. Call
Sandy Greiner RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty. 778-7777.
DUPLEX LOT... all ready for you to build up to a 3500
sq. ft. home or duplex with gulf and bay views. $50,000.
Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
LOOKING for a second home? Call today for info in this
2/2 Island Villa. Sandy Greiner REMAX Gulfstream
Realty 778-7777.
VERY SPECIAL DUPLEX. $136,000. 2413 Ave. B.
Please do not disturb tenants. Call Yvonne Higgins
REMAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
DIRECT GULF FRONT condo ... nothing between you
and the water but white sandy beach. Only $104,900. Call
Yvonne Higgins REMAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
GULF FRONT CONDO. Fabulous sunsets! A rare find
at only $116,900. See it today. Call Yvonne Higgins
REMAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
Traumhafter Blick auf die Tampa-Bucht Vier Zimmer
Haus, Kamin im Wohnzimmer, sehr grosse Terrasse.
$325,000. Wiebke Bentley, REMAX Gulfstream Realty
778-7777.


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication. Up
to 21 words $5.00. Additional lines $1.50 each. Clas-
sified ads for businesses are $6.50 for 21 words. $2.00
per additional line. Box: $2.00. Ads must be paid in ad-
vance. Stop by or mail to 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217. We're between D. Coy Ducks and
Chez Andre in the Island Shopping Center. More infor-
mation: 778-7978.


ECONOMY CONSTRUCTION
/S ROOF AND HOME REPAIR
SHurricane Resistant Home Designs
S Additions and Remc-'"!ing
Call Don Tarantola Rcoo0si02 RG0oosasa8 PEo .374 778-9244


ISLAND TAXI
778-6201
Dependable, Courteous Service
Bruce Collins Since 1991


ISLAND LUMBER
and HARDWARE
213 54th St. Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

KT'S 'with STYLE
A Jewelry Store For All Ages
Specializing in Sterling Silver
111 7th Street N., Bradenton Beach 779-1308
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Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
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Key. Cortez, West Bradenton
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