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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 16, 1995
Attorney: federal bridge study warranted
By Paul Roat
A Manatee County attorney has said bridges are
included in the types of projects which qualify for fed-
erally conducted "major improvement studies."
Senior Assistant County Attorney Mitchell Palmer's
interpretation is viewed as a major victory by "mega-
bridge" groups on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota op-
posing high, fixed-span bridges to barrier islands.
The so-called Major Investment Study (MIS) could
provide a comprehensive overview of all the bridges in
the area from Anna Maria to Sarasota to come up
with the most cost-effective, environmentally sensitive
and safe way to move people to and from the barrier
Palmer wrote that "while the definition of 'major
metropolitan transportation investment' does not specifi-
cally include bridges amongst its many examples, I must
conclude ... that bridges are included within the types of
projects which qualify for major investment studies.
"A 'highway,' which can include a bridge, quali-
fies as a major metropolitan transportation investment,
so long as all of the other criteria of the definition are
met," Palmer wrote. "Those other criteria are: it must
be a high-type highway; it must be of substantial cost;
and, it must be expected to have a significant effect on
capacity, traffic flow, level of service or mode share at
the transportation corridor or subarea scale.
"It makes little practical sense that bridges would
not be included amongst the projects qualifying for
major investment studies," Palmer concluded.
Florida Department of Transportation officials
have said an MIS is only applicable to limited-access
highways such as interstates. The federal studies "are
only used for interstates or similar limited-access facili-
ties," DOT District Secretary David May said last
month. "It has nothing to do with traffic congestion."
MPO Chairman David Mills has called the request
for an MIS "simply a delaying tactic to stop a decision
Elvis sited for Heritage Days
"Rock Around the '50s" is this year's theme for the Heritage Days Festival Variety Show to be held Friday,
Nov. 17, at 8p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Guest stars will include "Elvis," "Marilyn
Monroe" and music by Rockin' Rob and the Half Shells. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for students and are
available at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, or at the
door the night of the show. Pictured are Joey Dee, also known as "Elvisly Yours," and local bobbie sockers
Beth Mclntosh and Tim Smith. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
Persistent fuel oil
Federal environmental regulators are now review-
ing the oil spill into the Holmes Beach Boat Basin by
the Island Shopping Center.
Coast Guard Marine Safety Petty Officer Brian
Knapp has maintained a nearly daily vigil over the used
fuel oil leak that empties into the basin near the inter-
section of Gulf and Marina Drive. He reports that al-
though the fuel flow appears to have diminished, that
slow flow also took place last week and then increased.
Knapp was joined Tuesday by Paul Peronard from the
Atlanta office of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and Leslie Webster, Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection, in the investigation into the source
of the leak.
The volume of absorbent material removed from the
basin alongside Crabby Bill's restaurant and from the
storm drains since the Coast Guard went into action on
Tuesday, Oct. 30 is reported to fill five 55-gallon drums.
According to Knapp, pump replacement work at
the BP station at the same intersection is coincidental.
Thursday, Nov. 16
Candidates for mayor in Bradenton Beach will get
a chance to explain their platforms Thursday, Nov. 16
at a candidates forum sponsored by The Islander By-
The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at
the Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Islander Bystander Publisher Bonner Presswood
will serve as moderator of the forum. Candidates will
make brief opening and closing remarks and answer
written questions from the audience.
Former Councilman Leroy Arnold, former Plan-
ning and Zoning Board member Dan Goodchild and
Councilman Walt Grace are running for mayor.
Three council seats were filled without the need for
an election as only one person qualified to fill each seat.
Taking office in December is current Vice Mayor Dick
Suhre and political newcomers Gail Cole and Connie
that this board has already approved," a tactic he said
was proposed by anti-bridge advocates to slow or halt
two proposed high, fixed-span bridges.
One bridge is scheduled to replace the Anna Maria
Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue, the other to replace
the Ringling Bridge between Sarasota and Bird Key.
The bridges are scheduled to be 65 feet above the wa-
ter line at their center and would therefore not need to
open for boat traffic.
The MPO delayed taking action on the MIS request
last month until an attorney could judge the proposal's
merit. A decision is expected at the next MPO meeting
All three cities on the Island and the Sarasota City
Commission have passed resolutions calling for an
Two anti-big-bridge groups Save Anna Maria
and the Bridge Too High Committee in Sarasota -
have also lobbied for the study.
The administrative hearing on the proposed re-
placement bridge to Anna Maria Island at Manatee
Avenue has been delayed two days.
The delay will give Save Anna Maria attorney David
Levin more time to take depositions from witnesses the
Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection plan to question during
the hearing, which will now begin Nov. 29.
The delay will also allow Hearing Officer Robert
Meale to receive the results of a regional transportation
planning board's action on conducting a major invest-
ment study on all bridges to the barrier islands.
The hearing will be held at Bradenton Beach City
Hall and could last as long as two weeks.
Levin also sent a strongly worded motion to DOT and
DEP attorneys critical of their slowness in providing him
a list of witnesses planned to testify during the hearing.
"If [DOT and DEP] are unable or unwilling to
immediately provide the requested information," Levin
wrote in a motion dated Monday, Nov. 13, they should
"be prohibited from presenting such information at the
Levin and SAM have argued that the big bridge
should not be built due to safety, land-use planning and
Only 21 more days until
the Cortez Bridge
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ................................. .............. 6
Those W ere the Days ................................ .... 7
Announcements ......................................... 11
Stir-it-up .................................. .............. 14
School Daze ............................................. 18
Streetlife .................................. ............... 21
Anna Maria Island tides ......................... .... 22
RI PAGE 2 N NOVEMBER 16, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Officials discuss emissions reduction
on FP&L Orimulsion proposal
By Pat Copeland
While opponents focus on the dangers of nitrogen
oxide (NOx) emissions in their campaign against
Orimulsion, Florida Power and Light officials last
week detailed their efforts to reduce emissions of the
FPL officials are currently in the permitting pro-
cess for the use of the new fuel Orimulsion at the
company's Parrish plant. The fuel is a mixture of bitu-
men from Venezuela, water and an emulsifying agent.
It would be the first long-term, commercial contract for
the use of Orimulsion in this country.
Officials greeted Islanders at an open house at the
Island Branch Library and explained that low NOx
burners coupled with reburn technology will reduce the
amount of NOx coming out of the plant by 25 to 30
percent at any given time.
Outside the library, opponents of the fuel handed out
literature. One of the major problems, said the handout, is
an increase of 9,000 tons per year in NOx emissions be-
cause the plant will be running at 87 percent capacity
rather than the current 30 percent capacity.
"The Tampa Bay airshed will undoubtedly not
meet standards for ozone, a problem usually associated
with major, pollution-ridden urban areas," said the
handout. "NOx combines with sunlight to form ozone
and smog and with rainwater to form acid rain."
Opponents are demanding that FPL use selective
catalytic reduction (SCR) in combination with low
NOx burners to reduce NOx emissions to a level at or
below current NOx emissions. SCR has been hailed as
the potentially most effective process to control NOx
emissions; however, it does have a downside, accord-
ing to a report from an environmental engineering firm.
Technical problems, environmental risks and in-
creased costs are all factors contributing to Florida
Power and Light's reluctance to embrace the SCR tech-
nology in its Orimulsion conversion project, officials
said. Instead the company has opted to use low NOx
burners to reduce emissions of the pollutant.
According to the engineering report, "the SCR pro-
cess reduces emissions of NOx through a reaction of
ammonia and NOx that occurs on the surface of a cata-
lyst located in a 600 to 750 degree temperature range
of the boiler." In contrast the low NOx burners reduce
the formation of NOx during the combustion process.
"It's more cost effective to prevent it from being
formed," explained Mark Binnig of Pure Air, the com-
pany providing the pollution control equipment for the
The company is currently testing reburn technol-
ogy on one of FPL's boilers, he said.
"It's another method to reduce NOx," he ex-
plained. "It's a second stage of combustion that burns
the gas after the fuel is combusted."
"We will do a test program on reburn and if it is
successful, we'll put it on the second boiler," added
Analee Moore, FPL consultant. "Well try to get the
NOx as low as we can. We may be able to get it below
the permit level."
Moore said low NOx burners will cost the com-
pany $5 million per boiler, and reburn technology will
cost $8 million per boiler. The SCR process would cost
$84 million per boiler, and there is a continuing oper-
ating and maintenance cost of $15.5 million per boiler.
Due to the technical problems created by SCR the
engineering report noted, "current experience suggests
that SCR is still developing for medium to high sulfur
fuels. Many critical factors of SCR technology still
must be addressed to assure successful implementation
Environmental and safety
impacts of SCR
The ammonia needed for the SCR process creates
environmental and safety impacts, said Binnig.
"There can be emissions of ammonia, which is
considered a toxic chemical. Special tanks must be
built to store the ammonia, and there are more stringent
guidelines for handling it," he noted.
This is reinforced in the engineering report.
"The use of SCR requires the construction and main-
tenance of large storage vessels for either anhydrous or
aqueous ammonia," it said. "Elevated temperatures may
contribute to instability and cause containers to burst Liq-
uid ammonia will corrode some forms of plastic, rubber
and coatings. Ammonia is a severe irritant of the eyes,
especially the cornea, the respiratory tract and the skin."
Another safety issue is the truck transportation of
ammonia, which has special requirements, said Binnig.
According to Moore, if the plant used anhydrous am-
monia there would be 65 truck trips per year per boiler.
If the plant used aqueous ammonia there would be 160
truck trips per year per boiler.
The extra energy needed to operate SCR creates an
increase in other pollutants. According to the report, the
increase in energy used in the SCR process would be
enough to supply the energy requirements of 24,000
residences, and additional Orimulsion would have to be
burned to supply this energy.
"The Environmental Protection Agency has recog-
nized the SCR retrofit can exceed new project costs by
50 percent," said the report. "In conclusion, SCR is
considered environmentally and economically unfea-
sible and unreasonable for the Manatee project."
Council members object to wording of
Two council members objected to wording on a
proposed referendum on the controversial bridge
planned at Manatee Avenue from the mainland to
Holmes Beach at last week's Holmes Beach City
The referendum will be put to a vote in each Island
city during regular city elections December in
Bradenton Beach, February in Anna Maria and March
in Holmes Beach.
The referendum question was determined during an
Oct. 18 meeting of Island elected officials. It is to read, "I
support the rehabilitation and addition of one or more
safety lanes to the present Anna Maria Bridge instead of
replacement with a 65-foot-high fixed span bridge."
"I have problems with it," said Councilwoman
Carol Whitmore. "I support a replacement bridge, and
I represent others who support a replacement bridge.
Then I read in the newspaper that the referendum says
to rehabilitate the bridge."
The wording was agreed on by Island elected of-
ficials, said Council Chairman Luke Courtney. It will
be the referendum question on the Bradenton Beach
and Anna Maria ballots, "but we can do whatever we
wish," he said.
"I want a new bridge with safety lanes, and I don't
care if it's 45-feet or 25-feet," stressed Whtimore. "I don't
want to fix that old bridge we have now."
"It is not worded fairly," said Councilwoman Pat
Geyer. "It should read '... a 65-foot-high fixed-span
bridge with safety lanes,' because the people at the polls
will think they're not putting safety lanes on the 65-foot-
high bridge. If the other cities put it on the ballot like that,
then we're going to be forced to do it too."
"We are not being forced to word it like that or
even to put it on the ballot," said Councilwoman Billie
Martini. "It's all up to us."
Gulf Blvd. still causing splinters
The city ofAnna Maria has installed split-rail fence
along Gulf Boulevard as part of its plan to rebuild
the dunes and create a no-parking park-like environ-
ment. However, some residents continue to press for
handicap-parking provisions. The Building Depart-
ment is researching federal and state guidelines for a
report to the city commission. Islander Photo:
In other business, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger an-
nounced the police department has a new computer
imaging program to produce liknesses of suspects'
faces. According to the mayor the program was devel-
oped by Scotland Yard and Holmes Beach is the first
department in the area to have it. The program was
donated by the computer company.
Council questioned the Tourist Development
Council's plan to use tourist tax dollars for additional
advertising. Courtney said the overage is $134,000.
Whitmore asked if the money could be used for
beach cleaning equipment, since the beach cities con-
tribute 55 percent of the tax dollars. The mayor said
some of the money could be used for beach walkovers,
and Martini suggested that some be used for the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
Use of these tax dollars is guided by state statute,
said Courtney. He said he would research the matter.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I NOVEMBER 16, 1995 N PAGE 3 I
Boats and boaters are invited to take part in the
eighth annual Anna Maria Island Christmas lighted-
boat parade sponsored by The Islander Bystander on
Saturday evening, Dec. 9.
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. near the Key
Royale Bridge at 66th Street in Holmes Beach, in
Bimini Bay. The procession will first head into the
67th-68th Street canal, then back out of the canal
through Bimini Bay, out into Tampa Bay through the
pass south of Galati Marine and past the Anna Maria
City Pier. The parade will U-turn at the Rod & Reel
Pier at approximately 7 p.m.
Recommended viewing points include the shore near
Gloria Dei Church in Holmes Beach, Galati's Marine, the
City Pier, Bayfront Park and the Rod & Reel Pier.
An awards celebration will be held Dec. 10 at Crabby
Bill's in Holmes Beach. Awards for best decoration will
be made to small and large power and sailboats.
Those interested in joining the parade may com-
plete the accompanying registration form. For more
8TH ANNUAL ANNA MARIA ISLAND
LIGHTED CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
Entry Form Parade Date Saturday Dec. 9 7 p.m.
Skipper/owner name Phone
Boat name Power 0 Sail 0 Boat Length ft.
Return with S5 fee to B. Seewald, 620 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach 34217 or
deliver in person to The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
information call Bruce Seewald at 778-3665 or Bob
Jorgensen at 778-5678. Additional entry forms are
available at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr.,
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Operating bids solicited for
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier
Anyone want to go into business with the city of
That question will be answered early next month
when proposals to run the city-owned Bradenton Beach
Fishing Pier will be opened.
The franchise to operate the pier's restaurant and
tackle shop expires Dec. 31. Council members have ap-
proved issuing a request for proposals for operating the
pier for another five years.
Prospective bidders have several elements to con-
sider when they write up proposals to the city:
A one-time franchise fee of $1,500 is required
upon agreement with the city.
Minimum requirements of the contract call for the
franchisee to pay the city 12 percent of gross monthly
receipts or $410, whichever is greater.
Collection of fishing fees is also required by the
contract, with the concessionaire to keep a percentage
and the city to receive a share.
Seven copies of the proposal should be submit-
ted to city hall.
Deadline for proposal submittal is noon Dec. 13.
The Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier, at the foot of
Bridge Street, has been the focus of much activity.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracted for
more than $300,000 worth of improvements to the rock
revetment leading to the pier. Most of the work was
The state also kicked in about $50,000 to replace
decking, railings, lights and fish cleaning stations on the
pier as the first phase of a massive re-do of the facility. The
city has also applied for another $150,000 grant.
Register now for Christmas
boat parade Dec. 9
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11/16, 1 p.m., Council meeting
11/16, 7 p.m., Islander Bystander
11/21, 1 p.m., Council meeting with architect
11/21, 7 p.m., Council public hearing on
employees opting out of the Florida retirement
system followed by work session at 7:30 p.m.
11/16, 10 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Committee
to the Island Transportation Planning Organi-
zation, Holmes Beach City Hall
11/18, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
All city offices will be closed Nov. 23 and 24
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I]] PAGE 4 a NOVEMBER 16, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Honoring Tink Fulford,
Walton "Tink" Fulford will be honored Thursday
as "the father of the Cortez commercial fishing indus-
try" and will be inducted in the Manatee County Ag-
ricultural Hall of Fame in Palmetto.
Fulford, who died in 1965 at the age of 62, is
highly revered in the village of Cortez.
Tink Fulford was one of nine children born to
William "Capt. Billy" and Sallie Fulford. Capt. Billy,
one of the original settlers of Cortez in the 1880s, was
generally regarded as one of the finest fishermen in
Cortez, a village of fishermen, and Tink vowed early
on to be as good a fisher as his father.
As a youth, Tink was always in a boat fishing for
mullet By the time he was 18, he had his own boat and
crew. After three years of courting, he married Edith
Wilson. They had seven children.
The following exerpts, taken from grandson Ben
Green's book "Finest Kind," tell part of the story about
this remarkable man.
A fisherman's fisherman
There were plenty of other good fishermen in
Cortez and plenty of hard workers, but no one drove
himself as hard as Tink Fulford did. And by the end of
World War II, he had acquired more gear than anyone
else more boats, nets and skiffs so he was also
able to go at it in a bigger way.
The only time he let up was on Sundays. "Tink
didn't ever go fishing on Sundays," said Woodrow
Green, "but he'd roam them whole bays on Saturday
night, just going around looking and trying to find
where he was gonna go on Sunday night.
"I'd always be down there at eight o'clock Sunday
morning to see what he was gonna do," said Gene
Fulford, his first cousin. "All of us would be down
there, talking and whittling, and every now and then
Tink would say something, but mostly he was a big
listener. Somebody'd heard about some fish over at so
and so. Tink, he'd be listening, see. He'd sit around and
sniff and sniff, whittling on an old stick, and he'd be
figuring out right then how to catch them same fish that
fellah was talking about It used to tickle me, them boys
talking about catching so and so and, if something
didn't happen, Tink would be catching them same fish
at midnight on Sunday night."
"He even did that to his daddy one time," Man
Adams said. "I'll never forget it. He said to his daddy,
'Where was you fishing today, Poppa?' He says, 'Up
on the reef, there's quite a few fish.' First thing you
know, we got off and we was up there on the reef and
made a strike and caught 3,500 pounds. 'Bout the time
we got the fish in the boat we heard the old Hustler a-
comin' that was Tink's daddy's boat and he
come up to the edge of the reef and stopped, and he
says, 'Is that you Tink?' 'Yes sir,' Tink said. We'd
caught his fish! And Tink's daddy cranked up and went
on and made a pretty good set himself. But I've
laughed about that a lot of times, how Tink asked his
own daddy where they were and then went out and
caught his fish!"
Some called it conniving, others called it com-
pulsion or determination, but whatever the case,
Tink Fulford couldn't let anything stand in his way
of catching fish. That drive was what made him such
a good fisherman the will to keep going when
others had quit.
Food fit for kings
Cortez fishing families are money-poor, but they
are food-rich. Even if they were eating mullet every
night of the week, there was always plenty of it: big
platters of fried fish that had been caught that morn-
ing, with fresh field peas or green beans, big bowls
of grits and pitchers of iced tea. And all of it was
Tink's favorite eating occasions, and maybe the
favorite events in his whole life, were the Fulford
family reunions that he organized the last three years
of his life. It was the place where he could relish his
role as the patriarch of the clan. He started gearing
up for them two days early by sending us boys out
in a pickup truck to cut buttonwood the "wood of
choice" for smoking mullet. We'd stomp around in
the swamps along the bay, dragging back enough
twisted, craggy buttonwood to make a truck load.
When we got home, he'd put us to working splitting
and cleaning several hundred pounds of mullet.
Every smokehouse in the village was used, and on
the morning of the big event we'd stack racks of salt-
and-peppered mullet three-high in the smokers and let
them cook for four or five hours. There's a thin line
between smoked mullet that tastes fresh and juicy and
smoked mullet that tastes like dried rope; very seldom
have I found anything but the latter in restaurants. I
guess family reunions have spoiled me.
'Go ahead on'
Tink Fulford died of cancer Sept. 26, 1965.
The funeral was one of the most startling events in
my life. I had no idea until then how many people knew
Tink Fulford is
MC pictured in this
O 1959 photo
shoveling fish with
Mark Green, age
he3 f This picture is
from Ben Green's
book on Cortez,
fs "Finest Kind."
Tink Fulford, how many people loved him, and how
many people sorrowed at his death.
"Oh, if you only knew how many people up and
down this coast and the east coast knew Uncle Tink,
and that's what they called him, 'Uncle Tink,"' said
Gene Fulford. "Everybody in Manatee County knew
Uncle Tink, either from coming down here to buy
fish or from fishing with him a little while."
The funeral director said it was one of the larg-
est funerals he'd ever seen. It wasn't until we left to
drive to the cemetery that the shock hit me of how
many people were actually there. We followed the
hearse around the corner of Manatee Avenue and
headed north on U.S. 41 across the Manatee River
Bridge. As we came to the top of the bridge I looked
back, and cars were stretched out behind us in single
file for a mile, it seemed, and others were still turn-
ing the corner on Manatee Avenue.
I know now why they came. Tink Fulford
couldn't say it, but he did it. He couldn't explain life,
but he lived it. He pushed it, he stayed after it, he
fought it, and he set a model for everyone around
him that hard work might not bring riches, but it
would bring more hard work, and more work after
that, and still more, and that that was all right.
If it wasn't an easy life, at least it was a full one.
To every person who ever looked deep inside, saw
their own fear and thought of giving up, his life said
to keep trying. To those who thought of quitting,
Tink Fulford's life said to go ahead on.
Streamlined land-use code nears completion
An 18-month process of revamping and codi-
fying the city of Anna Maria's Land Development
Regulations is nearing completion.
The city commission, members of the Planning
and Zoning Board, Building Department head Phil
Charnock and his assistant Anne Beck and city at-
torney Jim Dye met for a marathon work session
Nov. 9 to do a page-by-page review of a major por-
tion of the city code.
Updates, amendments, eliminations, consolidation
and streamlining are expected to create a code that will
be clearer for both citizens and city officials.
Three major chapters of the city's code are in-
volved in the current updating: Chapter 5, Buildings
and Building Regulations; Chapter 9, Flood Damage
Prevention; and Appendix A, Zoning Regulations.
The last time the city codified its ordinances was
in 1984 through 1988. Planning Chairman Tom Turner
has called the result "a mish-mashL"
Turner, Vice Mayor Chuck Shumard and planners
Jimmy Nichols and Doug Copeland spent hours pre-
paring a recommended text that was forwarded to the
Municipal Code Service and the city attorney.
The one-and-a-half-inch-thick result may be pre-
sented for a first reading and vote by the city commis-
sion at its Nov. 28 meeting, or soon thereafter. Copies
for public inspection are available at City Hall.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 16, 1995 0 PAGE 5 jI
Red Cross volunteer tells of Hurricane Opal's damage
By Pat Copeland
The devastation of a hurricane was brought home to
Island Emergency Operations Center members by Red
Cross volunteer Frances Smith-Williams last week.
Smith-Williams recently returned from three
weeks in the Panhandle where she assisted on barrier
islands and in mainland cities. She arrived in the Pan-
handle three days after Hurricane Opal passed.
"Many of the roads were not cleared when I got
there," she said. "There were mounds of sand up to two
stories high. Sand dunes 25 to 30 feet high were wiped
out and houses were left hanging over them or were
picked up and carried inland."
According to Smith-Williams, during the evacua-
tion the bridges were closed when winds reached 40
miles per hour. Traffic gridlocked on the mainland,
because the road system could not handle the volume,
She told of damage to former state Sen. Bob Sikes'
estate near Crestview.
"It's about 25 acres and was heavily wooded with
oak trees, magnolias, pines and other trees, she re-
called. "A tornado came in, picked up the three-story
brick house, turned it around 90 degrees and plunked
it right back down on the foundation. It cleared out the
trees. There are very few left. The damage was unbe-
Many of the older trees had huge root systems but
20 inches of rain prior to the hurricane softened the
ground, and trees toppled.
She said she compared the damaged islands to
Anna Maria, and observed that similar flat areas were
devastated by the storm surge.
"It would knock down one house and the debris
was carried on forward with the surge," she said. "It
picked up cars and threw them everywhere. Houses
were toppled on top of the cars. Boats were carried two
blocks inland. In one of the areas where the Gulf comes
in around Destin, the surge traveled 20 miles inland."
A section of U.S. 98 between Destin and Ft.
Walton was torn out by the storm, and people had to
travel 65 miles between the two cities, normally a
More storm reports
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said he
was amazed at Opal's damage in central Alabama
where he recently spent several days. One stretch of
highway there was lined with acres of old pine trees
bent at a 45-degree angle by the storm.
Fire Chief Andy Price said Dave Cook of the
county's EOC was in Navarre after the storm, and had
reported sand piled so high that only the tops of stop
:signs were sticking up.
"The storm surge in some areas was 20 feet, which
means that here the third floor of the Martinique would
have been washed through," he said. "Then there was
wave activity on top of that."
Residents in the storm's path were concerned about
the lack of adequate evacuation time, said Smith-Will-
"We would have that same problem, and my great
concern is the Palma Sola Causeway," she noted.
"It all depends on what side of the storm we're on,"
said Price. "If we're on the windward side, the right
side, the water will get higher more quickly, because
we'll have a forward rush of water."
IEOC members should watch the Panhandle's re-
covery closely, said Price.
"No matter how prepared you are for a storm, it
really doesn't mean a whole lot unless you can re-
cover," he noted. "If you lose too much tax base, ev-
erything will suffer."
News of record
Smith-Williams also brought newspapers from
several cities affected by the hurricane for IEOC mem-
bers to share. The following are highlights from the
A mandatory evacuation was ordered Tuesday
night, but hardly anyone left. By Wednesday morning
the storm had gone from Category 2 to 4 and doubled
in speed. Thousands of people poured onto the road-
ways, which were completely clogged by 9 a.m.
One inland Holiday Inn had all its rooms filled
with evacuees with an overflow of 200 people in the
motel's banquet rooms and parking lot. The motel
owner said he turned away 5,000 people.
The storm produced wind gusts of almost 150
miles per hour, a storm surge of 12 to 20 feet, 10 inches
of rain and four major tornadoes.
Hundreds of boats and docks were destroyed, and
boats were strewn about in yards, parking lots and on
The section of U.S. 98 that was torn out by the storm
will take four months to repair. It will be months before
the infrastructure on the islands is repaired or rebuilt.
Some Gulf front condominiums and homes were
filled with several feet of sand and household appliances,
furniture, personal items and materials ripped from houses
by the wind were strewn about everywhere.
One house was picked up and dropped in the
sound off Navarre Beach.
The thousands of displaced residents are flooding
the rental market, which had a 98 percent occupancy
rate within days of the storm.
Thursday poets going strong
Poetry sessions the third Thursday evening of the
month at the Artists Guild Gallery continue to attract
between 10 and 30 people. Recent participants
included Islander Rachel Kaufinan and Manatee
Poets Society member Milton VonMetz. Islander
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Welcome to our 'winter' weather
The first real cold front of the season roared across
the Island Saturday night, causing temperatures to dip
into the 40s.
Okay, so it only made it to the upper 40s, but after
a balmy beach day Saturday, Sunday was a shock to
our warm-weather-diluted bodies.
Break out the sweaters, check your heaters and
fluff up the quilts more cold weather looms on the
Island horizon. Well, maybe "looms" isn't the right
word for what we call winter here, come to think of it.
After all, remember how much we complained
during the heat wave of July, August, September and
Speaking of winter ...
The first chill in the air brings to mind images of
the holidays, if the kids haven't already started to re-
mind you that Santa's arrival is just around the corer.
Take note Slick, the oily (Jack Egan cartoon) bird,
has us on notice for 40 days of shopping until Christ-
mas among other seasonal arrivals.
But as we brace ourselves for an onslaught of shop-
ping, mailing and the hustle and bustle of holiday prepa-
rations and all the rest of the over-commercialization
that the holidays have become we hope you'll take a
minute to think of those who selflessly provide needed
community services on Anna Maria Island.
For the third year, The Islander Bystander will
publish the "Holiday Wish Book," a special section that
recognizes our community service organizations with
a list of their needs for the coming year.
The Wish Book will be included in our Nov. 30
issue. It's an opportunity for everyone to receive some-
thing from the holidays ... the joy of giving.
... it's starting to look like
political season, too
The Islander Bystander- and registered voters on
the Island are starting the political season here, too,
with elections scheduled in the upcoming months for
political offices in all three Island cities.
Bradenton Beach kicks off the fun on Dec. 5 with
a three-way mayoral race in the wake of Mayor Katie
Pierola's decision not to seek re-election. Three coun-
cil seats were already filled thanks to lack of opposi-
tion in the ward races.
All Bradenton Beach voters are urged to attend our
candidate forum Thursday, Nov. 16, at city hall to pose
questions to Leroy Arnold, Dan Goodchild and Walt
Grace and hear their stand on the issues.
The forum begins at 7 p.m. See you there.
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Whose dumb idea was the
What sort of law enforcement mentality allows a
parade to take place during rush hour on a primary
detour route, while our main link to our Island is
On Friday, Nov. 10, at approximately 4 p.m., I
turned north onto 75th Street from Cortez Road only to
find myself totally blocked into a parade. There were
no signs indicating such activities were about to com-
mence not even a police vehicle at either end of 75th
Street. Yet I did notice numerous patrol cars and offic-
ers involved in the parade smiling and waving.
Things aren't bad enough with our being jacked
around by DOT, Bradenton police have to add to our
Traffic was backed up on Manatee Avenue as far
as the eye could see, east and west at 75th Street. It took
one hour and 10 minutes to go from Cortez to East Bay
I pity the poor people who live on our Island and
work off it.
Pam Nadon, Bradenton Beach
Save beaches and turtles alike
on Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island was federally authorized in the
1970s for beach restoration. That action alone is very
difficult to get. There are many counties on our shore-
lines that may never get it. Most all of the hurdles are
over for beach in Manatee County to restore, renourish
and maintain the number-one asset, beach use.
Since 1957 the Florida Shore and Beach Preser-
vation Association has gotten the best advice and
technical knowledge in the world for saving our
beaches in Florida. The goal is to help Mother Na-
ture and keep our beaches as pristine as possible.
For those who say, "Let Mother Nature alone" -
they cannot say how long it will take to repair the dam-
age that storms and erosion cause. Saving beaches is no
different that saving the manatee, turtles, etc. We are all
helping Mother Nature.
Look to the Panhandle in Florida 120 miles of
critical erosion. How long will it take to regain what
Florida Statute 161 is the Beach Management Plan
for all the usable beaches in Florida. We were promised
$35 million a year from our state budget since 1986 and
haven't been getting it.
Hurricane Opal is now beginning to open the eyes
of our U.S. Congressmen and members of the Florida
Legislature with the possibility of more storms that will
take sand away, that we simply need to get it back on
our beaches by dredging in back.
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach can now
qualify for 100 percent emergency funding from the
federal level to place sand on the beach if we are de-
clared a disaster area, or partial funding if we are only
effected by a nearby storm.
If we don't take care of the people and property
first, there won't be anyone to take care of the turtles.
Katie Pierola, Director
Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association
Fed up about Anchor
I am writing this letter on behalf of Bob Tingler
and the Anchor Inn. Bob is a hardworking, honest and
charitable business owner just trying to eke out a liv-
ing in today's economy.
He has taken steps to ease the noise level and
complied numerous times with police requests to
"turn it down."
I've just about had it with one woman making all
of these complaints. She doesn't even answer her door
when an officer responds she did this three times in
one night. It's absurd.
My advice to this homeowner would be to stop
wasting our police officer's precious time, have an
ear or psychiatric exam, and move to a golf course
community where she can complain about golf balls
hitting her windows.
Incidentally, I lived a half-block from another bar
a few years ago and never heard of a noise problem.
I'm fed up.
Bruce Raber, Bradenton Beach
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 9, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
Ybor City cigar workers of the 1880s roll cigars while a "reader" relieves the
tedium by giving them the news of the day.
IN SEARCH OF THE
On a humid day in June 1884 a dis-
tinguished-looking man arrived at the
moss-hung, backwoods cow town called
No one expected him. His mission
was rather hush-hush. He was working
with an importing company that special-
ized in marketing delicacies to tony res-
taurants and hotels in New York.
He had come to investigate reports
that the guava, a fruit from which deli-
cious pastes and jellies were made, was
growing in wild abundance in the forests
of Tampa Bay.
It didn't take long for Don Gavino
Gutierrez, former Spanish Vice Consul
to the United States and a skilled civil
engineer, to decide the rumors were
wrong. He found that Tampa's environs
were hospitable to citrus trees but other-
wise were barren for anything but cattle.
(It appears Gutierrez passed by the
heavy stands of guava trees on Perico Is-
land and the Palma Sola peninsula
where later the Lone Palm Jelly Factory
produced guava and seagrape delicacies
that were served at the Waldorf Astoria
and on Pullman cars.)
What impressed Gutierrez, though,
was the sultry climate. He knew that his
cigar-maker friends had left Cuba because
of labor problems and were looking for
another place to produce their famous
hand-rolled cigars. Tampa would be ideal,
especially since Henry Plant had extended
his railroad to Tampa and was building
So he headed on down to Key West to
meet with Vicente Martinez Ybor and his
The cigar industry was big business in
Tampa in the early 1900s.
associates Edward Manrara and Ignacio
Haya. The cities of Galveston, Mobile
and Pensacola had already made pitches
to these men. But Gutierrez and eager of-
ficials of the new Tampa Board of Trade
won the industry with offers of cheap
land and other financial incentives.
Ybor and his associates bought some
100 acres of palmetto and scrub land
northeast of what is now downtown
Tampa and hired Gutierrez to lay out the
town of Ybor City. The first factory went
up in 1886. More factories were built as
well as homes for workers, stores, restau-
rants and other small businesses.
Two decades later there were 200
to 300 cigar plants in Ybor City and an-
other section called West Tampa.
Gutierrez had done well with invest-
ments and by this time was looking
around for other fields to conquer.
He was acquainted with a number -
of Tampans who had settled on Anna
Maria Key. When fisherman Jose
Casanas and attorney John R. Jones
were ready to "prove up" their home-
steads in 1903, Gutierrez was glad to
advise them. Times were good, he told
them. Real estate on Anna Maria would
soon be valuable.
The upshot was that Gutierrez sur-
veyed and platted their properties for
development. Jones and Casanas were
the first homesteaders to subdivide
their holdings on Anna Maria Island
and others soon followed.
Jones wrote of Gutierrez in his
brief history of the Island set down in
1927: "He took a great interest in Anna
Maria, succeeding in interesting some
of the leading cigar manufacturers of
Tampa; so that a considerable number
of lots and other property was pur-
chased by them and several substantial
The Gutierrez family summer
home was on the Gulf about where
Manatee County beach is today. St.
Bernard Catholic Church was built on
former Gutierrez land along the Sound.
And there used to be a convent where
the Church of the Annunciation now
stands. Gutierrez descendants still re-
side or vacation among us today.
Next: Mail call on
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Voter ranks swell in wake of new
voter registration act
More than 11,000 new voters have registered in
Manatee County since January, thanks in part to
a new federal election registration action.
The National Voter Registration Act, commonly
referred to as the Motor Voter act, went into effect
across the nation on Jan. 1, 1995. The purpose of this
new legislation was to make registering to vote easier.
Residents are now able to register to vote by mail, at
driver's license offices, public libraries, military re-
cruiting office, centers for independent living, various
state agencies and businesses.
In just nine months since the Motor Voter act took
effect, more than five million new voters have regis-
tered across the country. It is estimated that at least four
out of five adult Americans will be registered to vote
by the turn of the century versus the present three out
In Manatee County, the greatest action in voter
registration is taking place at driver license offices,
with 56 percent of the applications received from those
Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat predicts that, if
the trend continues, the current 137,000 registered
voter ranks will swell to more than 145,000 by the time
of next year's presidential election in November.
Islanders may pick up the simplified voter registra-
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Drive, Holmes Beach in the Island Shopping Center.
Attorney to reminisce about early Island living
Dewey Dye Jr., retired Bradenton attorney, will
journey back to the 1920s when he speaks to the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society on Monday, Nov. 20,
at 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall.
Born and raised in Bradenton, Dye practiced law
until he retired in 1993. His family spent summers in
Bradenton Beach. He will recount recollections of life
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Takin' care of turtles
Chuck Shumard, director of the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch program, presents an award to his
granddaughter, Nikki Berry, 10, of Bradenton for the
action she took to help the endangered loggerhead
turtle. The presentation was made during the Turtle
Watch Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held recently
at Crabby Bill's Restaurant in Holmes Beach. Berry,
without her grandfather's knowledge, wrote televi-
sion news anchorman Bob Hite of WFLA-Channel
8's evening news with a plea to help the program.
Under new Florida Department of Environmental
Protection regulations, Shumard estimates that
approximately 10,000 eggs and/or hatchlings were
lost statewide from nests left in the DEP's mandated
"natural" setting environment due to destruction by
fire ants, raccoons, drowning and uncontrollable
lighting. Channel 8 News did a segment on the
program due to Berry's letter. Islander Photo: Joy
on the Island more than 50 years ago before air con-
ditioning, mosquito control and television.
Dye has written and has had published articles on
Passage Key, Longboat Pass, Anna Maria, the local as-
pects of the Second Seminole War and early explora-
tions of this area.
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Havingfun in the sun are
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held at the Beach House
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Heritage Days fest
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A steady stream of thousands got into the holiday
spirit last weekend at the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island's sixth annual arts and crafts festival
at the Island community center. Rose Todd of Anna
Maria had a captivating display of dried floral
designs she calls "Everlastings."
Rhonda Hammond of Hammond House in Boca Grande charmed everyone with her weather-proof silk
Bernadette Ranera, left,
and Ellen Varner came
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Photos: Cynthia Finn.
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Heron's Watch gallery on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria is one of six Island galleries inviting visitors for an
evening tour on Nov. 22. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Island gallery tour
An enchanted evening of opportunity to capture
the essence of Anna Maria Island's visual arts and art-
ists will be presented from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 22, the night before Thanksgiving.
A Holiday Gallery Night Tour is the first of several
planned events sponsored by a cooperative of all the
Island's visual arts groups. The evening will feature free
service on the Anna Maria Island Trolley between six art
galleries in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
Holiday refreshments, artists' demonstrations, door
prizes and shopping and browsing opportunities will be
found at each stop along the tour. Phoenix Frame, 5306
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, will also offer the chance
to have your child photographed with Santa Claus.
Other participating galleries include Island Gallery
West, 5348 Gulf Drive, the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., and the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center,
all in Holmes Beach; and in Anna Maria, Heron's
Watch, 509 Pine Ave., and Autumn's Whims & Fine
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James W. Barnitz
Ret. Cmdr. James W. Barnitz, 75, of Holmes
Beach, died Nov. 13 at L.W. Blake Hospital.
Barnitz was one of the original members of the
U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team
and served with the popular team for a year and a half.
Born in Indianapolis, Barnitz came to Holmes
Beach 23 years ago from Ocean Pines, Md.
A graduate of Purdue University, Barnitz joined
the Navy in 1941 as an aviation cadet in 1941. He
completed his flight training and was commissioned as
an ensign in 1942. He served as a dive bomber pilot in
World War II and in a tactical air control squadron in
the Korean War.
He received the Navy Cross and a Gold Star in-
stead of receiving a second Navy Cross. Barnitz also
was awarded French naval aviator's wings for his
work training French student pilots.
Barnitz flew from the USS Sarasota and the USS
He was a former dive bombing instructor at Cecil
Field Naval Air Station, and joined the Navy Flight
Demonstration Team, later named the Blue Angels,
while stationed in Jacksonville.
Barnitz retired from the Navy in 1968.
He was a member of the Association of Naval
Aviation, Blue Angels Association, Sons of the Ameri-
can Revolution, Retired Officers of Sarasota, Navy
League of Sarasota-Manatee and Gyro Club.
Barnitz is survived by his wife, Hazel; a brother,
Gerald of Columbus, Ohio; two stepsons, K.P. Bullard
of Charlotte, N.C. and D.M. Bullard of Sebring; and
Services were private. Memorial donations may be
made to Hospice of Bradenton, 3355 26th St. W.,
Bradenton, FL 34205. National Cremation Society of
Sarasota was in charge of the arrangements.
Peter "Pete" Gropp, 75, of Holmes Beach, died
Monday, Nov. 13 at L.W. Blake Hospital.
Gropp was born in Owensboro, Ky., and moved to
the area from Miami in 1989. He was a retired electri-
cian. A Catholic, Gropp was a member of the Loyal
Order of the Moose.
He is survived by his wife, May of Holmes Beach;
a daughter, Peggy Lyons of Bradenton; and a son, Pe-
ter of Palmetto.
Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:30
p.m. at Griffith Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach with the Rev. Patrick Farrell officiating.
Grace Garrison Roberts
Grace Garrison Roberts, 88, of Bradenton Beach,
died Sunday, Nov. 12 in Just Like Home.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came to the area from
there in 1967. She was a member of the Harvey Memo-
rial Community Church in Bradenton Beach.
There will be no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Harvey Memorial Community Church,
750 Oakview Drive, Bradenton, FL 34210. National
Cremation Society of Sarasota was in charge of ar-
Around the first of November we sit down
and make out our Christmas list,
So that none of our friends and relatives at
Christmas will be missed.
And if you are along in years, there is one
thing that I know,
With grandchildren popping up here and
there the list is sure to grow.
And we know it will be expensive and leave
our budget dry,
'Cause the prices we have to pay have gone
up to the sky.
But when our list is complete and we know
who to remember,
Why do we wait to buy the gifts till the 24th
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Deadline nears for indoor soccer
The Second Annual Indoor Soccer Christmas
Tournament will be held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Dec. 16-23.
Only teams may register to play in the games. Di-
visions are broken into male and female by age groups
of: 9 and under; 10-12; 13-15; 16 and over. The
player's age as of Aug. 15, 1995,determines the divi-
sion he or she will play in.
At least six and no more than 10 players are re-
Winners in the Nov. 11 horseshoe games were
Jack Gardner and Ron Pepka, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were George Landraitis and Bill Starrett,
both of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Local artisan selected to
Island jeweler Autumn DeFrank, owner of
Autumn's Whims & Fine Things in Anna Maria, was
selected to display her
jewelry creations for the
third consecutive year at
the prestigious 20th annual
Festival of the Masters
hosted by the Disney Vil-
lage Marketplace held in
Orlando last week.
Thousands apply for the
200 invitations and only art-
ists who have won three
major-show first places in DeFrank
the last two years are quali-
European facial program at
Island Branch Library
A program on the natural organic method of skin
care and a demonstration of a professional European
facial will be offered by the Body Maintenance Cen-
ter at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach on
Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Estreya Englehardt, a licensed massage therapist
and cosmetologist, will instruct.
The program is free and participants are encour-
aged to arrive promptly.
For reservations and further information, call 383-
Civic association to
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet on
Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
In keeping with the celebration of the end of World
War II 50 years ago, Ruth Heckinger, a World War II
nurse, will speak.
quired for the 12 and under teams. Players older than
13 may have no less than five or more than 10 play-
ers on a team.
Registration is $60 per team and the entry dead-
line is Dec. 1.
Sponsors of the tourney are Champs Sports,
Wagner Realty and Alan Sports Center.
Awards and T-shirts will be presented. For
more information, call Scott Dell at 778-1908.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host All Island Denominations'
annual Thanksgiving ecumenical service at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22. Everyone is welcome.
Pastors participating will include Rev. Danith
Kilts, Gloria Dei; Rev. Donald Baler, St. Bernard
Catholic Church; Rev. Wayne Kirk, Roser Memorial
Community Church; and Rev. Clement Walker,
Harvey Memorial Community Church. Kirk will of-
fer the sermon and a choir comprised of members of
AID congregations will perform.
For information, call Gloria Dei at 778-1813.
Thompson joins Mixon
Lee Anne Thompson
Mixon Insurance in
Holmes Beach. She has
been an Island resident for
24 years and attended
Manatee High School and
the University of Florida.
Thompson was for-
merly employed as a li-
censed agent with State
Mixon Insurance wel-
comes her as their new as-
has joined the staff of
Roser Church Men's Club
The Roser Memorial Community Church Men's
Club will hold a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
The speaker will be Deputy Jake Parrish of the
Crime Prevention Division of the Manatee Sheriffs
Office. He will talk on crime prevention in Manatee
Medicare assistance at
Help with filling out Medicare forms will be pro-
vided by Lillian Riche at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation in Lowe Hall every Friday morning
from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The service is free.
The church is located at 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes
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A booster with the best of them
By Cynthia Finn
Saturday wasn't a good day to catch up with Lu
Files of Holmes Beach.
He was working at a benefit run downtown on the
riverfront and from there was off to another fundraiser.
Sunday afternoon he called from his wife Betty's
Under the Sun collectibles shop in Anna Maria yet
another stint doing a good turn for someone else.
"C'mon over," he said.
Files is a smiley, huggable bear of a man. A lov-
ing husband, father and grandfather. A heart-of-gold
kind of guy whose spirit of volunteerism is a model for
all of us.
In addition to his full-time job as president of the
company he opened in
1986, Advertising Special-
ties and Promotions Inc.,
Files' volunteer posts in-
clude board member and
United Way of Manatee '"
County; board member, /.
American Cancer Society;
board of associates, Florida
Sheriffs Youth Ranch; in- Files
coming vice president,
Kiwanis Club of Bradenton; and vice president,
Snooty's Party in the Park benefit.
And let's not forget one of Files' favorites "host
of the press box" at Manatee High School's home foot-
ball games, one of the perks of being a devoted 12-year
football booster director.
The host's position arose from his lengthy
friendship with varsity coach Joe Kinnan. With the
support of restaurants throughout the area, Files has
turned the press-box scene into a coveted catered
event with fancy spreads for 25 to 30 media
munchers. The Sandbar restaurant supplied the fine
fixings for the season opener.
"It's been a tremendous, cooperative effort and we
have a lot of fun," says Files with a wide grin.
The kind of grin that makes you know Files means
it when he says, "I just hit that time in my life to give
back to my community. I love every minute of it!"
Poetry night at Artists Guild
Coffee and poetry "among the art" will be offered
at the Artists Guild Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 16, be-
ginning at 7 p.m.
Favorite poems and original works by local artists and
resident poets will be shared. Aspiring poets are welcome.
The Poetry Group will also represent Anna Maria
Island at the Manatee Garden Club's annual Christmas
tree show, Dec. 2 and 3. This year's theme is "Illusions
of Poetic Enchantment." An eight-foot tree decorated
with natural seashells, starfish and Spanish moss will
accompany an original poem by member Milton Von
Metz entitled "The Sea."
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Dr., Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. For more informa-
tion call 778-7216.
Young Island artists are invited
to enter 'Young At Art'
Young At Art, an art show for youth to be held in
conjunction with the Art League's Festival of Arts on
Dec. 2 and 3, will receive entries on Saturday and Sun-
day, from 10 am. to 4 p.m. at the Art Center located
at 5312 Holmes Blvd. in Holmes Beach.
All Island students in grades kindergarten through
12th and non-resident students registered in classes at
the Art Center are encouraged to participate.
Work will be accepted in all mediums. All art work
must be an original no tracing or coloring book pic-
tures. Pieces no larger than 16" x 20" will be matted
and shrink-wrapped free of charge.
Final judging will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2, with
first, second, third and honorable mention ribbons
Contact the Art League at 778-2099 for informa-
tion and an entry form.
'Art on the Avenue'
on Longboat Key
The Longboat Key Art Center will present the 7th
annual "Art on The Avenue" art show at the Avenue of
the Flowers Shopping Center at the mid-key traffic
light on Longboat Key on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 1
a.m. to 5 p.m.
The juried show will feature over 60 displays of fine
art representing artists from all over southwest Florida.
Food booths and live entertainment will also be
For further information call the center at 383-2345.
Multi-media exhibit at MCC
features three artists
Three artists focus on ideas and material associated
with the earth in a "Ritual Earth" exhibit from Thurs-
day, Nov. 16, through Dec. 13 at the Manatee Commu-
nity College Fine Art Gallery, Building 2000, 5840
26th St., W., Bradenton.
Exhibiting artists are Joyce Caputo, Steve Shannon
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Troop 56 grows up
Girl Scout Troop 56 remains active at the junior scout level after bridging up
from Brownies at the end of last year. Pictured at the bridging ceremony are,
from left, Kristin Dashiell, Shauna Kim, Katrina Lathrop, Jamie Gregorich,
Shawn LaPensee, Lindsay Lane, Brittany Parker, Kiley Murphy, Stephanie Katz,
Rachel Brugger, Shauna Steger, Ginny Mazza and Jessica Hickerson. Islander
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Workout Center puts on a party
The Workout Center in Holmes Beach hosted a welcome-back-to-season recep-
tion Nov. 10. Guest of honor was Tony Spain of Holmes Beach who has recently
returned to the professional boxing arena. Enjoying the festivities are, from left,
owner Lois Norman, Spain, Bernadette Dixon and general manager Ed Trayers.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
The gift that was given again
David Miller, left, of Cannons Marine gave away a new, 25-horsepower Yamaha
outboard engine to celebrate their 40th anniversary to Darryl Murch. Murch, in
turn, gave the engine to the National Junior Angler Association, of which Murch
is vice president. The engine was raffled off and the proceeds benefit "Feed the
Children." $1,002 was collected in the raffle, and Miller matched the donation to
"Feed the Children."
Kids cook for 'Taste of Paradise II'
Chef Andre of Chez Andre in Holmes Beach, left, and chef Bill Shafer of Ciao's
on Longboat Key gave the professional taste test to samples of recipes that will
be included in the Anna Maria Island Community Center's "Taste of Paradise
II" cookbook. Winning entries came from, clockwise, Meredith Durkin, Samantha
Maietta, Alexandra and Bradley Stemm. Recipes can still be submitted by calling
the Center, 778-1908. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
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Traditional or not, it's
The restaurants on Anna Maria Island, Longboat
Key and the surrounding area have obviously gotten
into a holiday mode. A holiday frenzy is a more fitting
If their special Thanksgiving plans aren't enough
to inspire you to make reservations, then you must be
planning to overwork, overheat, overstuff, overcook
and overeat at home.
Get over it.
Traditional turkey tops the bill at nearly every res-
taurant within driving distance of our circulation area
or biking distance if that's your preference.
They'll be dishing up turkey, prime rib and a tasty
Florida addition of grouper provenqale at Eddie B's
(formerly Cafe Robar) in Anna Maria.
Beach House restaurant in Bradenton Beach offers
a fine selection of family fare and a great place for kids
- a wide expanse of beach and playground equipment.
It's great to know they'll be entertained when their at-
tention leaves the table. And we parents know how
quickly that can happen.
The newest addition to the potpourri of Island res-
taurants, Rebecca's Bistro also in Bradenton Beach,
offers a gracious setting for roast turkey or hickory
smoked ham from noon to 8 p.m. Their dinner prom-
ises to be more sophisticated but still quietly casual.
If you're in the mood for an elaborate buffet on
Turkey Day, the Seafood Cove next to Safari Joe's on
Manatee Avenue in Bradenton has just what you're
looking for just $9.95. It's all you can eat of course,
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Also in Bradenton, friends at Nicki's West 59th
restaurant will be serving turkey, duck, ham, prime rib,
and a surf and turf as well as three seafood selections
Fans of the restaurant at the Mana-
tee Public Beach, Cafe on the Beach,
won't be disappointed on Thanksgiv-
ing. Turkey dinner there follows up the
great all-you-can-eat pancake break-
fast starting at 1 p.m. The weatherman
has promised a perfect day and a per-
fect setting on the Gulf for patio din-
A newcomer on Longboat Key,
Peg's Cafe, offers homestyle cook-
ing any day of the week. On
Thanksgiving all the traditional
trimmings are included with the
turkey dinner for just $5.95 from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Harry's Continental Kitch-
ens on Longboat Key offers
the best of two worlds -
dine in and enjoy their tradi-
tional feast or the regular
menu of gourmet seafood
and continental classics
- or enjoy their "turkey
dinners or whole turkeys
with the trimmings are
available but order
quickly. Harry can only
handle so many turkeys at a
time you know. Harry's gift
baskets make a nice hostess
gift in case you're lucky
enough to be invited out for din-
At the Centre Market on
Longboat Key, gourmet fixings
and all the trimmings are prepared
to go. And they deliver.
The Willyy great" specials at Key West Willy's
include all-you-can-eat turkey and dressing with the
traditional trimmings for $7.95. Un-traditional diners
have a choice of other specials that includes stuffed
lobster tails, baby back ribs or all-you-can-eat grouper
fingers to name a few.
Chez Andre, Sign of the Mermaid, Tia Lena's,
Sandbar and Bridge Tender Inn on the Island also have
traditional Thanksgiving menus to offer.
Prego Pizza Pasta in Bradenton is offering a New
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Palma Sola Causeway will serve their regular menu in
addition to Thanksgiving fare.
The Dry Dock Inn has a special offer for their
friends and patrons. They call it "Hobo Thanksgiving"
and you just bring in a favorite dish to share and they
supply the turkey. Any "bum" would be lucky to par-
The rest of the Island "turkeys" will be congregat-
ing at Turtles for a party scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
Better call ahead to your other favorite dining spots
- some of them are planning a quiet day with family.
Whatever you do, make sure there's enough for a
turkey sandwich on Friday. It's can be the best part of
And don't overdo it.
Next week's paper is datelined Thursday, Thanks-
giving Day, Nov. 23, but you can rest assured that be-
fore you can say, "Honey, thaw the turkey," it will be
completely distributed throughout the Island and sur-
rounding areas on Wednesday.
You'll have plenty of time to make last-minute res-
ervations if the bird doesn't thaw in time.
Home exchange hits No. 1
The flip side of Clark and Barbara Leips' Belgium
home exchange reported in The Islander Bystander last
month has gotten a spread in that country's best-sell-
ing magazine, TV Familie.
The Leips spent a month last summer in the home of
famous comic-book artist Willy Linthout. Linthout spent
that same month in the Leips' Holmes Beach residence.
Linthout's positive Island experience and a
lovely photograph of the Leips' waterfront home -
received a full-page write-up in TV Familie's Sept. 2
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Rod & Reel casts smiles to remember
By Cynthia Finn
Anna Maria's Rod & Reel Pier was host to friends
from a retirement residence, and the day's catch was a
bucketful of smiles money could never buy.
Janet Fersch, activities director for the Courtyard
in downtown Bradenton, has five years experience in
the field and a lot of stories she could tell frequently
upbeat and heartwarming.
The morning outing to Anna Maria's Rod & Reel
was upbeat and fun full of smiles.
Fersch is energetic and determined. Recently, resi-
dent Walter Orlov gave Fersch an idea for a special
Orlov spends a lot of time at the Courtyard with his
favorite fishing rod in his hands. It's not unlikely that
he's reliving the many offshore fishing excursions he's
been on in the Pacific.
"I thought it would be really special if I could get
Walter and some of the other guys out to fish," says
In her spare time she visited some area spots. Many
were either too expensive or too inaccessible for the
gentlemen she had in mind.
The Rod & Reel turned out to be the perfect spot
and Dockmaster Kevin Flynn was more than willing to
do and donate whatever was needed.
"Why not?" Flynn said the morning of the outing.
"Everyone deserves a chance to fish."
That chance kept Courtyard resident Leon Taylor
awake most of the night before the journey.
"I'm so excited about this," Taylor said as he be-
Walter Orlov's love of the sport sparked an idea
Janet Fersch followed through on.
gan the walk down the pier.
Fishing's been a large part of Taylor's life. A
Florida native who worked for the city of Bradenton,
Taylor had a second job at the now closed Hawker's
Fish Market downtown. When he wasn't working, he
He doesn't remember exactly how long it's been
since he last fished.
"A long time," he says with a sigh and a big smile
as he sets himself up on a bench facing south. Flynn
hands him the rod and reel and Taylor knows exactly
what to do.
Fersch helps Ed Ilg move from his wheelchair to
a bench. Her smile and constant, cheerful chatter are
not slowed by the obvious exertion of getting her five
gentlemen into the car at the Courtyard, out to Anna
Maria and out onto the pier.
"Isn't this great?" she calls out, hooking Ilg's bait.
"Can you believe we really got here?"
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lived two blocks from the pier about six years ago. He
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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 3 PM TO CLOSE
3 to 7 Berni Roy in the Tuna Piano Bar
7 to 9 Boon on Guitar in the Restaurant
8 to Midnight Fritzi in the Tuna Piano Bar
9 to 1 Dr. Chuck Stevens of MIX 96
in the Rock" L@Ister R@m
ALL NEW SPORTS BAR OPENING
WITH FIVE 32" TV$ & 2 SATELLITES
by Barbara Singer and Faye Rosechild-Nierman
in the Waterfront Gallery & Crabby Cafe
*Mon -Thurs 11 AM to 10 PM Fri &Sat 11 AM to 11 PM Sun 11 AM to 10 PM
5325 Marina Drive in beautiful downtown Holmes Beach 778 9566
Come by Boatl Marker 62 Boat Slips Available 7 0
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Dockmaster Kevin Flynn, left, shares fish tales with Ed Ilg. Islander Photos: Cynthia Finn.
ROD & REEL, FROM PAGE 16
stroke in the heat and paramedics are called out to the
pier. He is OK and chooses to remain with his cronies
for the return trip home.
Casual Gulfview Dining
Traditional Breakfast & Lunch
Join us Thanksgiving Day!
Roast Turkey or
Hickory Smoked Ham
with all the trimmings
Includes Soup and Dessert
Noon 8 pm
*Rcgular dinner menu also available
Reservations suggested 778-2959
103 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
(FORMER SMURF'S LOCATION)
His friends aren't all that sure what the fuss is
about but they are certain that Fersch promised them
something special and it happened.
Just like Flynn said, everyone does deserve a
chance to fish.
Jazz Club begins
'Inside Jazz' series
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will begin its free "In-
side Jazz" series on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to
noon at the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota with saxo-
phonist Jerry Jerome presenting a program on world of
big band jazz.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so
For additional information call the club at 366-
Blues Cruise on Miss
Saturday, Nov. 18, will offer a Bigg Wigg's Blues
Cruise from the Miss Cortez Fleet docks departing at
Tickets are $13 per person and available at the
Fine arts music at
The Fine Arts Music Series at First United Meth-
odist Church, Bradenton, will present Jurgen Schwab,
organist and music director of Hospitalkirche in
Stuttgart, Germany, and Keith Hooper, oboist and con-
cert soloist from Chicago, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 19, be-
ginning at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary.
The concert is free and open to the public. A free
will offering will be taken.
The church is located at 603 1 1th St. W.
For details contact the church office at 747-4406.
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Building the Perfect feast!
SThe Centre Market offers delicious alternatives
i to the traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.
(Which we also offer elevated to our standards of excellence )
Indian Slimmer Salad
steamed Gulf Shrimy Escarole, Watercress, Jicama and Radicclad
SteaL'Ci iu berry Vinaigrette adicchio w/Fat Free Ra
Moue Truffe ote ed.Salmon ................ $3.99 per person
Scotti vaSyMixed Greens, Cucumber Tomato and our choice of dressing
SS e SO S$2.99 per person
Roast Long Island Duckling (hal bird) with Apple Mint Caesar Saladms with Chutney Gla
Carrot eek a a Classically prepared w/Homemade Croutons r own
Cream Butterson Gblet Gravy.......per person
The Menu Proper Traditinal theA
and Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, & Winter Suash Casserole oey Glazed Carrots......... .99
$9.95 per person Maple Sugar Winter Squashi............. $1.991b.
Roast Long Island Duckling (half bird) with Apple Mint Roasted Ya with Chutney Glaze .... $2.99b.
Chutney, Black Japonica Rice, and Honey Dilled Carrots REAL Mashed Potatoes b.
$12.95 per person Giblet Gravy ... ..................... $1.99/,b.
Poached North Atlantic Salmon with Dill Sauce, O range Cranberry Reish ................ $2.99/Ib..
Oven Roasted New Potatoes, and Broccoli Florets with Hollandiase $3.99/lb
$12.95 per person
Whnle Cnrnish -eon Rnoasted with Rnosmarv, H-rorhior Rice Pilaf
and Green beans with Slivered Almonds
$10.95 per person
" , . . '- s Q0s D e s r
...And TT1 Te'Ps.....
Pumpkin, Mincemeat8, ecan i s
Key Lime Pies. 8" pies $6.99
Try our delicious Pump Cheesecake
383-2887 WE DELIVER
Orders mu,:,t be placed by Nov 21st Spr`i n
Open Molaay Saturday 3-7, Sundoy 10 5
5370 Gulf of Mei lco Drive iat The Centre Sii-,i
...Or Something Really Special
Pears Poached in Red Wine with
Stilton Cheese or perhaps Baked
Apples with Vanilla Sauce
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feast wit i...
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II PAGE 18 0 NOVEMBER 16, 1995 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
S Elementary :
Monday, 11/20/95 *
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit Juice
* Lunch: Cheeseburger or Toasted Cheese
S Sandwich, Oven Baked Potato Sticks,
* Vegetable Soup, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, 11/21/95 \
S Breakfast: 1/2 Slice Pizza, Fresh Fruit
SLunch: Junior Sub or McRib Sandwich, Carrot *
S and Celery Sticks w/Low Fat Dip,
. Wednesday, 11/22/95 1
SBreakfast: Cereal, Toast w/Jelly, Apple Slices
SLunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Nacho & Cheese, .
S" Corn, Fruit Juice, Jelly *
Happy Thanksgiving from
The Islander Bystander
All meals served with milk.
.the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ended Nov. 3. The
Names are listed left to right. Kneeling are Max Gazzo and Mark Sankey. First row are Marissa
rrily Shary, Lauren Cappello, Barry Sutphin and Brian Pocina. Back row are Jackie Carter, Travis
lileah Pittman, Kelly Martin, Kim Schenk and Joey Mousseau.
Peg Cafe HOMESTYLE
BREAKFAST LUNCH EARLY DINNER
6 am to 5:30 pm Daily 7 am to 5pm Sun
5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 387-0627
(NEXT TO CIRCLE K, FORMERLY ISLAND SANDWICH SHOP)
EAT-IN OR $ 00 F
TAKE-OUT $1 OFF
Sy Any Size Pizza
& ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Specializing in Veal Chicken Fish Pasta
Makers of the World's Largest Pizza
Open 7 Days 11AM to Midnight
| 201 N. Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
778-0771 or 778-0772
GREAT FOOD. GRfT BEflGH.
GRfflT THRflHSGIVIfIG DIflflR.
Come on out for a great
at the Beachhouse!
Enjoy a superb ham or turkey dinner with
all the fixin's. Full Thanksgiving dinner is
just $9.95 for adults; children $5.95.
Call ahead for preferred seating.
Special hours: Noon to 8PM
great food. great beach: great fun.
200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach (941) 779-2222
Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 5 to 10 PM
-6 Reservation 778-6189 l
101 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
The finest Italian/Spanish/American
restaurant that does breakfast tool
Italian Specialties Spanish Delights
Large Selection of Pasta Dishes Spanish Picadillo
" Fried Chicken Yellow Rice & Chicken
* Veal Parmigiana Cuban Sandwich
* Veal Marsala Black Bean Soup
* Prime Rib
- Shrimp Pasta Spanish Bean Soup
* Rotini Bolognese Spanish Pizza
* Cannoli Spanish Flan
Tues thur Sat 9am-3pm 14:30-10Opm
Sun 8am-3pm /4:30-9pm Closed Monday
S&S PLAZA 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
F .I TA O AAA
T Sun-8 pm NO EXIT/No Cover Charge
LADIES NIGHT-Drink Free 9-11 pm
Thur-Free Pool/Happy Hour til 10 pm
Thanksgiving Day Party 11/23 8 pm
We've got the Nightlife & Great Food tool
5702 Marina Dr Holmes Beach 778-5075
ninth i street
PIZZA BURGERS FRIES
5630 Cortez Rd. W. 795-8787 Fax 795-8785
(Located in Cortez Commons Shopping Center)
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri & Sat 11am-10pm
Willy Great Thanksgiving Specials
All-U-Can-Eat Turkey & Dressing............. $7.95
includes Mashed Potatoes & Gravy,
Green Beans and Pumpkin or Dutch Apple Pie
Stuffed Lobster Tails .................................. $10.95
Prim e Rib.................................................... $9.95
Baby Back Ribs ............................................ $8.95
8oz NY Strip Steak....................................... $7.95
All-U-Can-Eat Grouper Fingers................... $6.95
Early Bird Specials starting at $3.95
KEY WEST WILLY'S
Home of the 250 Oyster
107 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach 778-7272
Bradenton Still on the
B hi.. i island
Longboat Key Serving Lunch
:Dt 7 Days A Week
or by sea L3
Casual Waterfront Atmosphere
:':.::. Tucked Away In The Village 760 Broadway Street
383-2391 ........... .
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I NOVEMBER 16, 1995 0 PAGE 19 JI
Strapped for education
Members of Anna Maria Fire and Rescue and Manatee
County EMS personnel demonstrate to the children in
Joyce Ellis's fifth-grade class at Anna Maria how they
immobilize a victim before transporting him or her to
the hospital The field trip to the fire station was part of
the class' study of the body, skeleton and heart.
"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven.'" ,i
P}uffg, Pat Geyer, Owner. \ e, 'ea
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
Dare to say no
Manatee County Deputy SheriffSherry Higginbotham
works with the fifth-grade students at Anna Maria
Elementary on how to say "no" to drugs and get out of
touchy situations without any trouble. The 17-week
program entitled D.A.R.E., Drug Abuse Resistance
Program, is available to any school and grade level
that requests it through the sheriff's office. DA.R.E.
started in Los Angeles, Calif, in 1983 with success that
has stretched nationwide.
STONE CRABS $1595
Enjoy afull pound of
fresh stone crab claws
served with 2 side dishes ",
1/2 mile north of City Pier
875 North Shore Drive
Anna Maria Island, Florida q
^Sweets vwe neea yours
"Just an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor"
ICE CREAM BY JOE
* Sodas, Shakes & Sundaes
* Yogurts (fat free, low fat)
* Sugar Free & Fat Free Sundaes
* Belgium Waffles
* Espresso, Cappuccino
219 GULF DR. S. BRADENTON BEACH
(6 blocks south of the Cortez Bridge) 778-0007
ISAPILLE'S EATERY INC.
c f t i Mon-Sat6lOam-2epm
Sun y4 SEundaye bam -Be pmi
6836 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Whitney Beach Plaza
Caution: body at work
Heath Fiecke and classmate Katie O'Neil illustrate the
charts and body armor they and their classmates made
to help them learn about the human body. Using paper
bags, the students in Lynn Hayden'sfirst-grade class at
our Island school glued pictures of all the major organs
exactly where they are located
EXPIRES f IL'S
11/22/95 I PV
I 10519 Cortez Road
BUFFET HOURS: 11AM 9PM SUN. 12:00 Noon 8 PM
I Per person, all day, with purchase of drink.
I "Thank you to all our loyal patrons"
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ON THE GULF
THANKSGIVING DAY FARE
All dinners include house salad or slaw salad, green
bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish
and mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole.
Butter-Basted Turkey ... $9.95
Honey Glazed Ham ... $9.95
Prime Rib Au Jus
King 12 oz ... $13.95 Queen 10 oz ... $11.95
Salmon in Puff Pastry with
Lobster Creme Sauce ... $14.95
Shrimp and Scallops Provencale ... $13.95
Seasonal Fresh Catch of the Day ... $16.95
Apple or Pumpkin Pie for Dessert
$1.50 or Ala mode $1.95
Thank You for choosing the Sandbar to celebrate your holiday!
SPECIAL THANKSGIVING HOURS NOON TO 8 PM
Call for preferred seating 778-0444
Thanksgiving Day Entertainment on the Deck 2 to 6 PM
100 Spring Avenue Anna Maria Island
,' f.f,." '
S" '.. jChefs/Proprietors
' Andrea & Ed Spring
FIRST ANNUAL TRADITIONAL
Serving 1 to 9pm -Make reservations now!
ALSO OFFERING OUR REGULAR DINNER MENU.
Lunch 10:30 1:30 Sunday Brunch 9:30 1:30
Early Supper (7 days) 5 6:30 Dinner (7 days) 5 10 pm
9707 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 778-9399
IB PAGE 20 E NOVEMBER 16, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria City
Nov. 5, missing persons, 700 block of North
Shore Drive. The complainant reported he has not
talked to his sister and brother-in-law since April, and
no one has seen them in six months. The information
was entered into state and national law enforcement
Oct 31, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported a person unknown broke PVC
pipe valued at $5 and removed cement blocks support-
ing a tanker.
Nov. 3, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed two credit cards and
$100 in cash.
Nov. 4, Baker Act, 1000 block of Gulf Drive
North. The complainant called from New York and
said his mother called the fire department and said she
slit her wrists and wanted to die. When the officer ar-
rived the door was locked. He knocked and a voice told
him to go away.
He forced entry into the apartment and found blood
on the kitchen floor, the carpet and dining room table.
On the table there was a pile of bloody rags and a four-
inch serrated knife with blood on it. EMS arrived and
it took four people to restrain the subject, said the re-
KAY'S KORNER DINER
NOW OPEN SUNDAYS
S 7-11AM Breakfast Only
Everyday Breakfast Special
Breakfast c 2 Pancakes, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
7-11 am $2.00
Mon-Fri 7 to 2:30 Sat 7 to 1
5340 Gulf Drive S & S Plaza
NEW ENGLAND STYLE
Soup or Salad Roast Young Turkey Dressing
Giblet Gravy Fresh Cranberry Sauce
AND... Baked Sugar-cured Ham with Raisin Sauce
Buttered String Beans Mashed Potatoes
Candied Sweet Potatoes Hot Bread and Butter
Pumpkin Custard Pie with Whipped Cream
Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream Spumoni
Apple Cider Coffee Ice Tea
,MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW
SSEATING 2, 4, & 6 PM
S7467 Manatee Ave. W.
C < next to Albertsons) 794-0678
I t4e u L atcJ
By Land or By Sea... Marker 50
Casual Dining on 9915 Manatee Ave. West
Beautiful Palma Sola Bay Bradenton (941) 792-5523
Serving Complete Dinner $ 95
port. EMS transported her to the hospital.
Nov. 6, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed three credit cards and
$80 in cash.
Nov. 9, aggravated assault, 112 Bridge Street,
post office parking lot. The victim reported he was
walking to a bar, saw it was closed and returned to his
car in the post office parking lot. As he began to open
the door the suspect grabbed him by his jacket and
pointed a hand gun at his head. He twisted out of the
jacket, ran to the Circle K and called police.
An assisting Holmes Beach officer spotted the sus-
pect at the rear of a property on First Street. The officer
found a plastic toy hand gun and clothing worn by the
suspect about four feet away. The suspect was placed
in custody and identified by the victim who said he
knew him from a past altercation.
Nov. 1, petty larceny of a bicycle, 7700 block of
Nov. 3, damage, 6800 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown entered the
parking area and broke off a rear-mounted power an-
tenna and emblem on the trunk of his vehicle.
Nov. 3, found property a bicycle, 7300 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
Nov. 3, assist 911 operator, 100 block of 74th
Street. The 911 operator advised the officer that a child
was calling 911 from the residence. The officer found
a family on holiday from Germany. The child could not
speak English. His mother explained the use of 911 to
Nov. 4 damage, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd's Drug
Store. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke sprinkler heads and a timer box valued at $200.
I I additional Thanksgiving Dinner
I.. ~Plus ... Choice of Two Entrees
.a la carte Served 2 to 8 PM
Breakfast and Lunch
Tues thru Sat 8 3 8AM-2:3PMSunAM-1:30PM
Dining in France
Thur, Fri & Sat 6-10PM Sun 5:30-9PM
Fine Selection of Imported French Wines
Reservations Suggestedfor Dinner
Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
RALPH Thurs, Fri & Sat
s Nov 23, 24 & 25 8 12
Celebrating the beginning of our 8th year
"We Thank You!"
Ralph, Doreen, Paul & Dave
Christmas gift certificates on sale
until Dec 24 10% Discount
Waterfront dining Full menu Full bar
Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
902 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Yacht Basin 778-3953
Nov. 4, damage, 77th Street beach cabana. The
complainant reported a person unknown broke five
Nov. 5, grand theft, 600 block of Dundee Lane.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
his boat from the dock at the rear of his residence. The
boat was valued at $10,000 and contained a motor val-
ued at $2,500, a radio valued at $500, boat equipment
valued at $750 and fishing equipment valued at $750.
Another complainant later reported he found the
boat wedged under his dock. Everything was there
except the fishing equipment.
Nov. 5, disturbance, 74th Street and Marina
Drive. The officer responded to a report of a distur-
bance involving a couple. Upon arrival he learned the
sliding side door of the couple's van had fallen off and
hit the male subject in the head causing him to utter a
few choice words.
Nov. 5, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The complainant reported
a person unknown entered the vehicle and removed a
purse containing $40 in cash and a credit card.
Nov. 6, petty larceny, 3300 block of Sixth Av-
enue. The complainant delivered three large pizzas to
the residence and was met by a juvenile who offered to
help her with them. He took the pizzas and told her to
go upstairs and get payment from his mother. No one
answered the door and when the complainant came
downstairs, the juvenile was gone.
Nov. 6, assistance, 100 block of 48th Street. The
complainant reported her 90-year-old friend did not
answer her phone or door and was always home. The
officer checked the doors and windows and found a
cracked one leading to the front porch. He broke the
window and unlocked it.
PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE
2nd Annual Patio Oyster Bar Reunion!
WEDNESDAY NOV 22 ALL DAY
Bring your old Patio pictures & memories.
Wear a Patio or Scalawags
shirt for a free draft beer.
Music: 2 pm 2 am vc
Donny & Lori Bostic
Rich Kendall & Friends
1120 Whitfield Avenue E., Sarasota 756-7397
0 .... - '-- ,
-- i' hefs/Proprietors
S .- j And rea & Ed Spring
Deli Lunch Entrees Omelets
Carry-out or Eat-In
Lunch 10:30 1:30 Sunday Brunch 9:30 1:30
Early Supper (7 days) 5 6:30
Dinner (7 days) 5 10 pm
9707 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 778-9399
Bridge Tender Inn
CASUAL BAYFRONT DINING
Historical Site Of The 1917 Bay Inn
Monday, November 20 .-
On the Patio
Join Fred B. & the Family
while they "Man the Fort!"
THANKSGIVING DAY -
Dinner Noon to 8 pm
"Best Food... Best View"
Lunch Dinner Spirits (Marker 49)
135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
BEER WINE LIQUOR
TRAVELING FREAK SHOW
FRI & SAT NOV 17 & 18
3 Pool Tables Darts
3007 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-3085
Ham or Prime Rib
Including Cup of Soup, Garden Salad, Vegetables,
Coffee or Tea ... and Dessertl
Reservations Accepted Also serving our regular menu
Open daily 11-30am-10PM
Sona of the Beach"
Sunday 3-6 on the Deck
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 16, 1995 M PAGE 21 iE
STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 20
He looked through a small opening in the curtain and
saw the subject's legs across the kitchen floor. She was not
moving. He called EMS, broke a kitchen window and
went inside. She said she had fallen earlier in the day and
could not move. EMS transported her to the hospital.
Nov. 7, vandalism, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. A
passerby reported the glass front door was smashed.
The business was checked, and nothing was found
missing. Damages were $400.
Nov. 7, fleeing to elude, night prowling, 3200
block of East Bay Drive. The officer observed the sub-
ject in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive getting gas. He
recognized the subject, who had been questioned about
a burglary a few weeks ago. The subject drove north on
Gulf Drive and the officer found his vehicle parked
behind Shell's restaurant with no one in it.
Another officer arrived and the pair began to do
door checks of businesses. The subject came around the
building in his vehicle with his headlights off. The of-
ficer shined his flashlight in the subject's face and
yelled for him to stop. The subject stepped on the gas
and drove out of the parking lot onto East Bay Drive
with no lights on, said the report.
The officer lost the subject on the causeway and
notified the Bradenton Police Department BPD appre-
hended the subject and held him for the officer, who
placed him in custody.
Nov. 7, burglary, 500 block of 59th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown lifted a slid-
ing glass door off its track in the storage area under the
house. Nothing was missing.
Nov. 8, suspicious persons, 5200 Gulf Drive,
Martinique. The complainant reported juveniles went
into the swimming pool and threw items into the pool.
Nov. 8, suspicious person, 2900 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported a subject in the apart-
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., will hold a
giant yard sale at Jessie P. Miller School, Mana-
tee Avenue and 43rd St. W, Bradenton, on Sat-
urday, Nov. 18, from 9 am. to 6 p.m.
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Cortez
Road and 60th St. Ct. W., will hold its Annual
Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Satur-
day, Nov. 25. Items for sale include crafts, gifts,
baked goods and a white elephant sale. Lunch
will be served from 11 am.
ment across the street was fondling himself in front of
the sliding glass door. The subject was not found. The
officer advised the complainant to call immediately,
not three hours later, if it happened again.
, Nov. 9 Contest
PICK 10 WINNERS COLLECT BIG BUCKS A WINNER EVERY WEEK $50 WEEKLY PRIZE
* The Islander Bystander pays $50 to the
person with the most correct game winning
predictions. Collect prize in person or by mail.
* All entries must be postmarked or hand deliv-
ered to the newspaper office by noon Saturday
the same week the contest is published.
* In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn
from tying entries. The decision of The Is-
lander Bystander football judge is final.
* All entries must be submitted on the pub-
lished form or a copy of the form. Be sure to
include name, address and phone number.
* The names of all of the advertisers must be
listed on the entry to be eligible to win.
* Only one entry per person, per week.
FILL IT OUT NOW!
Mail or deliver to The Islander Bystander 5408 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-778-7978
As Independent As
5324 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
| Steelers vs Bengals
"Best kept secret
on the Island"
Home of the Two-Fisted
Burger ... $3.50
at the corner of North Shore
& Alamanda, Anna Maria
1/2 mile north of city pier
Packers vs Browns
FULL MENU FULL BAR
Noon Every Sunday
SGiants vs Eagles
OPEN 7 DAYS 11 AM to 10 PM
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
Seafood & Spirits
Lions vs Bears
7423-D Manatee Ave. W.
(next to Albertsons)
Si ss' Vins
*a . E. E
Saints vs Vikings l
UNIQUE BRITISH PUB
ON LONGBOAT KEY
Finest Food, Wine,
Spirits & Beer
at The Centre Shops
Cowboys vs Rams
DESIGN YOUR OUWN
WE WILL PRINT
THJV m1" Ao LO(;O
ON FRT OF HE LOOM BEST' T-SHRT
FOR ~AS LOW AS
DIscoOnTr Ou LncGE QUANnTS
3228 East Bay Dr.
Jaguars vs Bucs
Bills vs Jets
Anna Maria Island
Same Shopping Center as
Tanning Massage Sauna
Weekly & Daily Rates
All New Equlpmeat
State of the art
Full lime of free weights
featuring Hoist Equipment
Colts vs Patriots
Casual Waterfront Dining
steaks, fresh seafood
rotisserie duck & chicken
6000 Block of Gulf of Mexico Dr.
595 Dream Island Rd.
SCardnials vs Panthers
UM PAGE 22 N NOVEMBER 16, 1995 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Two 'big-sugar' tales to contemplate
By Bob Ardren
If you've watched any television or even listened
to the radio in recent weeks, you've probably heard
what I call "the sugar ads." They may have to do with
sugar, but they're anything but sweet.
The sugar cane industry in Florida is under attack
on two flanks by a strange group of political bedfel-
lows. One group claims runoff from the huge sugar
acreage near Lake Okeechobee is damaging the Ever-
glades and Florida Bay. That coalition is calling for a
Soccer standings, Week 9
Premier League (14-16 years old)
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander
Team Record Points
(Season Champs) Arsonals 10-2-2 32
Strikers 8-4-2 26
Hustlers 3-9-2 11
Lightning 3-9-2 11
Division I (11-13 years old)
Galati Marine 10-2-1
Mr. Bones 9-3-2
LaPensee Plumbing 3-7-4
Island Real Estate 0-10-3
Awards presentation for all divisions is Monday,
Nov. 20. Division III begins at 6 p.m., Division II
begins at 7 p.m., and Division I and the Premier
League begins at 8 p.m. Please bring a dessert to
share. All Star games are Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.
for Division II, 7 p.m. for Division I.
Division II (8-10 years old)
(Champs) Isl.Animal Clinic
Joe's Eats & Sweets
Uncle Dan's Place
Island Pest Control
Ben Webb Landscaping
2-cent-per-pound tax on sugar, with the money ear-
marked for the Everglades cleanup.
Our own Congressman Dan Miller has opened a
second front in the battle and it may be the biggest
danger to big sugar. Miller's calling for ending the
corporate welfare (federal price supports) for sugar,
presently costing the country $1.4 billion a year. But
the cost doesn't end there.
Not only are we taxpayers paying the $1.4 billion a
year extra for our sugar, Miller says the Government Ac-
counting Office reports the sugar price supports "force the
federal government to spend an extra $90 million annu-
ally on food stamps and other feeding programs.
"The American people are losing on both ends -
every time they buy sugar or sugar-containing prod-
ucts, and then again when they have to pay higher taxes
than necessary to feed our troops, our prisoners and our
elderly and needy citizens."
Miller's proposal now has more than 110 co-spon-
sors in Congress ranging from liberal to conservative.
Meanwhile, the television ads we see nightly de-
fending big sugar talk about jobs. Here's an example:
"I've been in the sugar business 25 years. Earn a
good living. My wife and I put one son through college.
Some environmental extremists want a special $75
million-a-year tax just on sugar farming. They want to
force people like me off the land.
"You know what? People don't need handouts.
They need good-paying jobs. The extremists want to
tax farmers out of business."
Miller calls the sugar program "big government at
"Defenders of the sugar program may argue that it
creates jobs, but the reality is that the sugar program
currently costs Americans jobs," Miller argues.
"If letting the government micro-manage the sugar
industry creates jobs, then why don't we let the federal
government organize the rest of the economy? It didn't
work in Eastern Europe and it's not working here.
"Since 1982, almost half of America's cane refiners
have shut down thanks to lower volume from the
program's restrictions. Some of the inefficient, high-cost
sugar producers that the program currently keeps on life
support will be in trouble in the absence of government
paternalism. But this will allow efficient producers to
expand production and create jobs," Miller adds.
Although Miller certainly isn't known as a conser-
vationist (something I've never understood about
"conservatives"), he does take up the environmental
argument on sugar, too.
"The sugar program corporate pork carries costs
beyond the consumers' losses," Miller says. "The
shimmering 'River of Grass' in South Florida is a na-
tional ecological treasure. But sadly, the high price
support in the sugar program over-stimulates produc-
tion in the Everglades Agricultural Area."
The environmentalist television ads, though far
fewer in number than those of the sugar industry, are
hard hitting. Here's an example of one of those:
"The issue is simple. Our Everglades are dying,
and big sugar is to blame big sugar and big sugar's
campaign contributions to Washington politicians."
"Sugar contributes over $550,000 in 1995 to Con-
gress," a headline across the screen proclaims. The
announcer asks listeners to contact Senators Dole,
Gramm and Spector. "Tell them you support two cents
to save our Everglades. And don't sugarcoat it."
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you see
the competing ads during the coming weeks.
The days of the cane cutters are over. Those kinds
of jobs have all been automated out of existence. Oppos-
ing a tax by claiming it will cost folks their jobs is a stan-
dard industry technique regardless of whether it's true.
The Everglades and Florida Bay are in deep
trouble, and there's little doubt the sugar plantations are
at least partially to blame. The deal they've worked out
so far with the federal government about $30 mil-
lion over many years is a real cop-out, according to
people who should know.
Lastly, that $550,000 to members of Congress
should tell you these folks are up to something and, for
that much money, it's probably no good.
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A real mixed bag of fish this week
By Capt. Mike Heistand
It's a mixed bag of fishing this week: trout, flounder,
redfish, grouper and mackerel. Kings still haven't really
showed up yet, and snook are starting to get scarce, but this
week's cold front should start to stir up the fish. Every-
body seems to be able to catch something out there now,
but be careful of the high winds accompanying the cold
fronts that move through the state.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
are catching black drum, flounder, small grouper and
some four-pound mangrove snapper. Bill Worth of
Anna Maria landed another big snook, this one 35 1/2
John at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there have been catching some nice-sized redfish, a few
mackerel, some snook and gag grouper.
Toni at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 70 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunts,
porgies, sand perch, red and black grouper and lane,
vermilion and mangrove snapper. The nine-hour trips
averaged 50 head of mangrove snapper, red grouper,
lane snapper, black grouper and porgies.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said Dave Dries went
out in the Gulf during the last full moon and limited-
out on mangrove snapper, some up to seven pounds.
Last weekend was the Dorado Suncoast Kingfish Tour-
nament out of John's Pass, Chris added, and the win-
ning fish was a 36-pound king.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are catching nice-sized trout, reds and snook,
although Sunday's cold front slowed things a little.
Mike at Annie's Bait & Tackle said they're get-
ting lots of reds and snook, but the snook are small.
Trout fishing is picking up both in quantities and size,
They're catching cobia out there
Jim Parker shows off his 30-pound cobia caught while fishing with Capt. Roy Salgado.
he said, and with the cooler weather shark fishers are
starting to get active again.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said kingfish are starting to
hit offshore in about 50 feet of water, with gag grou-
per caught in 70-100 feet of water. Closer to shore,
cobia are schooling near the artificial reefs.
Capt. Phil Shields said high winds have slowed
his offshore charters, but the days they are able to get
out they're bringing back excellent catches of red and
black grouper as well as snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook action is slowing
down with the cooler weather, but there are still plenty
of reds out there.
Capt. Mark Bradow says the cobia are still hang-
ing around, as well as Spanish mackerel and some de-
On my boat Magic we've had good success catch-
ing redfish on the right tides. Other highlights include
a lot of 20-inch trout and flounder.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel, mangrove snap-
per, flounder, snook and redfish were his best bets from
this week's mixed bag of fishing.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook are be-
ing caught off the mouth of the Manatee River, and lots
of trout are being found on the seagrass flats. Sheeps-
head are starting to show up near piers and docks as the
fronts move through. Offshore, Bill said he's hearing
continued excellent reports of catches of amberjack and
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 5, Boarding. A 60-foot pleasure craft was
boarded near Marker 57 in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was
issued a boating safety violation for having a toilet con-
figured to discharge directly overboard instead of into a
holding tank while within three miles of shore.
Nov. 5, Boarding. A 25-foot pleasure craft was
boarded near Marker 57 in Sarasota Bay. The owner
was cited for having an insufficient number of life
preservers on board and not having them easily acces-
sible. The boat owner was also cited for negligent op-
eration due to operating at high speed in a crowded
channel, following too close to another vessel and
having six children riding on the bow while the craft
was jumping another vessel's wake.
Nov. 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 14-foot pleasure craft
overdue in Sarasota. Station Cortez commenced calls
to local marinas and issued a VHF-FM radio broad-
cast. The boat eventually returned to port safely.
Nov. 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel that had another
vessel in tow running out of fuel. Station Cortez con-
tacted a Florida Marine Patrol officer who was closer
to the disabled vessels, and the officer gave the dis-
abled craft enough fuel to reach a marina.
Nov. 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 18-foot pleasure
craft near Marker 59 in Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard
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Squadron salutes Galati Marine
Mary Ann Tyrrell, commander of the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron, presents a certificate of
appreciation to Joe Galati of Galati Perico Harbor
Marina. Galati provided the squadron with the lead
boat for the recent Snooty's Party in the Park boat
parade. Islander Photo: Courtesy Anna Maria Island
Auxiliary vessel towed the craft to a nearby marina.
Nov. 7, Boarding. A commercial vessel was boarded
at the A.P. Bell Fish Co. dock due to a discharge of fuel
during refueling. The case was turned over to the Marine
Safety Office in Tampa for investigation.
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has announced that sales associate Sandy Greiner
was the office's top producer for the month of
The Island office of Neal & Neal Realtors rec-
ognizes Rose Schnoerr as the office's top pro-
ducer and lister for the month of October.
Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach has an-
nounced that Bob Fittro was the firm's top sales
agent for the month of October and Marilyn
Trevethan was the top listing agent.
The Prudential Florida Realty announced that T.
Dolly Young was the office's top seller and Carol
Heinze was its top lister for the month of October.
Neal & Neal, Realtors, has named Lynn
Parker Director of Relocation and Business De-
velopment. She is responsible for incoming and
outgoing referrals, third-party listings and corpo-
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
SBetsy Hills is pleased to
announce that Susanne
Kasten has joined her
Anna Maria office as a
residential sales associ-
w ate. Born and raised in
Susanne came to the
United States in 1974
with her husband and
son. Susanne speaks
fluent German and has
been active in the real estate market for the past 8
years. She has successfully closed $1.5 million in
sales this year. Please give her a call anytime at the
office 778-2291 or eves. 921-4130.
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By owner. (941) 778-1239.
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LOTS OF LOTS!!!
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria ..................................... REDUCED to $69,000
Zoned ROR. Lots of possibilities here. OWNER MAY FINANCE. Great buy
in Anna Maria City. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson
eves. at 778-6986.
301 Pine Ave., Anna Maria ................................... REDUCED to $150,000
Two lots zoned ROR in Anna Maria City. OWNER MAY FINANCE. Also priced
separately at $79,000. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson
eves. at 778-6986.
111 Tern Dr., Anna Maria ........................................................... $137,500
One of the last canalfront lots lefts in Anna Maria. This cul-de-sac lot offers
104 ft. on the water in a very private setting. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-
5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
112 Tern Dr., Anna Maria ........................................................... $139,900
If you want peace and quiet this lot is for you! Wonderful canalfront lot at the
end of a very quiet street. This lot offers great views down several canals. Call
Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986.
MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY zoned for 9 units. 200 X 200 lot north of Manatee
Avenue in Holmes Beach. Many possibilities including apartment complex or
condominiums. Very close to Gulf beaches. Owner is motivated and has listed
below market value at $259,000. Call Pat Jackson eves. 778-3301 or Ken
Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
They can't make anymore! This is the last piece of undeveloped waterfront
property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited potential with 15 proposed lots avail-
able. Call Fran Maxon today for a complete brochure on this unbelievable
investment opportunity! Asking $2,110,000.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 16, 1995 0 PAGE 25 I~E
Tropicana pumps funds into fitness center
The Manatee County Family YMCA's new fitness center and gym is being pumped up with a $50,000 donation
from the area's largest employer, Tropicana Dole Beverages. An additional 14,000 sq. ft. of space is being
added to the YMCA with the state-of-the-art fitness center, gymnasium and children's gym scheduled to be
completed soon. Pictured, left to right, are Ken Diveley and Tim Wilson of Tropicana Dole Beverages North
America, and Dave Schrott, executive director of Manatee County Family YMCA. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
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Mark your calendar for annual
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its annual installation-of-officers banquet at the Sand-
bar restaurant from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10.
The banquet will feature a hot and cold hors d'oeuvre
buffet "extravaganza" with a cash bar available. The
Sandbar's house band will provide entertainment.
Tickets will be $15 per person in advance or $18
at the door. Members and guests are urged to buy their
tickets from the Chamber by Jan. 3. For more informa-
tion, call 778-1541.
Patchington's signs local lease
Patchington's, the women's apparel chain with
over 40 stores in Florida, has signed a lease for 1,095
sq. ft. at the Avenue of the Flowers shopping center on
The store expects to open in December.
Steve Daniele, CSM, with Neal Mannausa, Inc.,
handled the transaction.
Longboat Chamber change
The Longboat Chamber of Commerce is moving to
6854 Gulf of Mexico Dr. in the Whitney Beach Plaza.
The move is scheduled to take place the last week
in November and the new office should be open for
business on Monday, Dec. 4.
SUNBOW BAY...2BR/2BA beautiful first floor turn-
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balcony area. Tennis, pool, elevator and covered
parking. Close to shopping and beaches. #64362.
$95,000. Call Deborah Thrasher, eves at 778-3395.
BEACH PLAZA...2BR/1BA with ceramic tile in
foyer, kitchen, hall and bath. Like new carpet and
window coverings. Enjoy a gulf view and walk to
the beach. #67156. $72,900. Call Donald
Pampuch, eves at 778-3111.
MARTINIQUE...3BR/3BA desirable corner unit of-
fering maximum gulf and beach view and owner fi-
nancing. Original owners. Tennis, heated pool, el-
evator, 2 car garage. #60737. $196,900. Call T.
Dolly Young, eves at 778-5427.
floor w/spectacular gulf & bay
views. Exquisitely furnished.
WESTBAY COVE... Heated
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Turnkey. 1BR/1BA $85,900;
SUNBOW BAY ... 2BR/2BA,
turkey. Heated pool. #DY66992.
PINE BAY FOREST... 2BR/2BA
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Island invention cleans up dog's act
Sometimes ideas unleashed in the night run wild.
And sometimes they turn into a patented invention.
Pooper Getter Plus (PGP) was hatched in the mind
of Anna Maria resident Larry Albert a year ago. Today
"the ultimate dog waste-handling device" even has its
own phone number, 1-800-414-POOP.
Albert says his wife Linda's cairn terrier, Heidi,
was the impetus for PGP, a complete pet-walking and
disposal system in one small, lightweight package.
Albert admits that sometimes even Heidi's waste
was not retrieved. And she was not alone. Hence he
saw the need for a hassle-free way to scoop up the poop
and dispose of it.
And if one is walking in the dark, remarks the in-
ventor, "you can't scoop the poop if you can't see it."
Voila PGP has a flashlight
Albert was joined in the project by friend and co-
developer Greg Oberhofer of Holmes Beach. Seven or
eight prototypes down the road, Pooper Getter Plus has
gained trademark status, a $24.95 price tag and its own
marketing campaign. PGP could be the ideal gift for the
dog owner in your life.
Constructed from medium-strength red styrene
plastic, PGP weighs less than 18 ounces and is
equipped with a retractable leash holder, flashlight and
batteries, a storage compartment for extra disposable
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"It's all your dog-walking equipment in one hand,"
say the developers.
"I don't know if there are very many items that
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"Here's one for Heidi."
To place an order, dial 1-800-414-POOP.
Heidi's necessity was the
mother of invention, say
PGP developers Larry
Albert, left, and Greg
Oberhofer. Islander Photo:
Recently completed 2BR/2BA each side duplex. Close to
beaches and shopping. Fully rented. Good investment.
$149,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Large turnkey furnished, top
floor 3BR/2BA unit in the preferred section of Holmes
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Ken Rickett 778-3026.
JUST LISTED Directly overlooking large pool. Boat
dock available. 2BR/1.5BA. Walk to Palma Sola beaches
and minutes to gulf beaches. Mexican tile first floor.
$62,500. Stan Williams 795-4537.
DECORATOR SPLENDID describes this 3BR/3BA,
2,000 sq. ft. penthouse. Add ons include spectacular view
over Palms Sola Bay and large boat dock. Complex includes
heated pool, tennis court, billiard, ping pong & workout
rooms, clubhouse, security doors, plus convenient locations.
All for $145,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
FOUR UNITS Two buildings, concrete block, quality
construction. Each unit has 1BR, turnkey furnished. Only
two blocks to beach, one block to bay. Good rental his-
tory. 100 X 100 ft. lot. Back lawn totally fenced.
$229,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
When buying or
I can make your
Wagner Realty ~ Since 1939
778-1751 2217Gulf veh 778-2246
BradentonEvenings FL 34217 OfficeBeach
Evenings FL 34217 Office
North Beach Village
6305 Gulf Drive
3BR/2BA, 2 big sundecks in a tropical setting.
Turnkey furnished, all new carpet, 1/2 block to
beach. Own your piece of Paradise! $158,900.
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100 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 103B Coconut, a
Ibed/lbath 704 sfla ground condo built in 1972, was
sold 9/25/95, Lewis to Blackburn, for $75,900; list
123 Beach, Anna Maria, a 50x100 lot, was sold 9/
25/95, Creative Invest to Beach Develop AM Inc, for
$90,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 193 Runaway
Bay, a 2bed/2bath, 1,114 sfla condo, was sold 9/25/95,
Trent to Bedel, for $114,000; list unknown.
3601 E Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 108 D-2 Ph4
Sandy Pointe, a 2bed/2bath/cp condo of 1,048 sfla built
in 1994, was sold 9/27/95, Fla Homebuyers Ins Inc to
Simon, for $85,000; list unknown.
OPEN HOUSE SUN., NOV 19 1 -4
Beautifully furnished condo. 2BR/2BA, 2 screened
lanais, laundry, store room, eat-in kitchen, pool and
close to the beach. No rental restrictions, but this is
a small, quiet complex suitable for year round living.
3704 6th Ave., Holmes Beach. $110,000.
$! Yvonne Higgins
#6 778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752
A nifnB8ItBiBB ffA
TOUR OF HOMES
SUNDAY NOV 19TH
4255 Gulf Dr., #21, Holmes Beach ... $119,900
Island Village 2BR/2BA condo, view of bay. Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
211 N. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.... $274,900
Custom built 3BR/2.5Ba tri-level home on wide
canal. Bill Allen 778-1620 eves.
5616 Gulf Dr., #206, Holmes Beach .$174,900
Gulf Shores 2BR/2BA direct gulffront condo.
Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
607 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach. $395,000
Stunning refurbished 2BR/2BA home on the
bayou. Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
6203 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach .$184,900
Duplex, 2BR/2BA each side, spacious, great con-
dition. Turnkey furnished. Judy Duncan 778-1589.
264 Gladiolus, Anna Maria ............. $165,500
2BR/1.5Ba elevated home. Short walk to beach.
John Michaels 779-1101.
2703 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach...... $158,000
Charming 2BR/1.5BA beach cottage, updated
kitchen. Gene Rossano 778-2615 eves.
875 Audubon Dr., Bradenton ............. $89,900
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA 1st floor condo.
Lakefront. Bill Donnelly 778-6392.
627 Estuary Dr., Bradenton................ $99,900
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA 2nd floor unit. Spa-
cious & bright, wonderful lakeview. Elli Starrett
920 59th St. W., Bradenton................ $99,900
Spanish Park 3BR/2BA home, neat and clean.
Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
6304 Pt. West Blvd., #208, Bradenton.. $61,900
Landmark condo. 2BR/2BA 2nd floor unit with lake
& garden views. Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
"We speak your language"
German French Italian
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 202 Sun Plaza
West, a 2bed/2bath/cp 1,080 sfla condo built in 1981,
was sold 9/25/95, Kopel to Av O Develop Inc, for
$141,500; list $144,900.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204N Waters Edge, a
2&1/2bed/2bath/cp 1,250 sfla condo built in 1975, was
sold 9/28/95, Smith to Zanetti, for $135,000; list $145,000.
207 Oak, Anna Maria, a ground level canal front
1411 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1961 on a
75x125 lot, was sold 10/2/95, Carlton to Tinnin &
McGuire, for $153,000; list unknown.
2917 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a50x100 lot, was sold
6/15/95, Brashear to Secret, for $40,000; list $44,500.
3301 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 7 Sea Pirates, a ground
level 2bed/lbath 764 sfla condo built in 1969, was sold 8/
1/95, Thompson to Pujol, for $60,000; list $65,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 219 (225 legal) Is-
land Villege, a 1478 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp condo built in
1981, was sold 10/4/95, Holmes to Barrs, for $97,500;
4307 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Cayman Cay Vil-
las, a 2bed/2bath 1,031 sfla condo built in 1974, was sold
10/5/95, Simcoe Prof Serv to Garstka, for $90,000; list
Under recent legislation, the State of Florida will
allow selective trimming of mangroves under the
supervision of a Registered Landscape Architect.
Eatman & Smith, a leader in coastalarchitecture and
landscape design is now accepting reservations for
mangrove trimming. Please call our office at (941)
778-3113 for information or visit our office at 129
Bridge Street in downtown Bradenton Beach.
Florida Landscape Architect Reg. No. 0001539.
434 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
ground level attached villa of 793 sfla with 2bed/2bath/
cp, built in 1972 on a 27x93 lot, was sold 10/5/95,
Gomez to Boles, for $84,000; list unknown.
4909 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, unit 1B, an elevated
attached villa of 868 sfla with 2bed/&l1/2bath/cp, built
in 1983 on a 35x75 lot, was sold 9/5/95, Miller to
Kuman, for $69,500; list $72,500.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 304 Bridgeport
2, a 2bed/2bath 1,150 sfla condo built in 1982, was sold
10/5/95, Moore & Minski to Neumeister, for $97,000;
515 75th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 1,380 sfla 2bed/1&1/2bath home built in 1958 on
a 90x120 lot, was sold 10/3/95, Lease to Oberhofer, for
$115,400; list unknown.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 206 Martinique N,
a gulf front 2bed/2bath/lcar condo of 1,092 sfla built
in 1971, was sold 10/4/95, Barker to Wakeland, for
$167,000; list $175,000.
7107 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, a 2 story 2,380
sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1973 on a 47x112 lot,
was sold 9/13/95, Chamberlain to Childers, for
$172,000; list $174,900.
Dick has been a major
player in the Island Real Es-
tate Industry for over 10
years, and is one of Neal & -
Neal's Top Producers.
Call anytime for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
Phone (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
Call Toll free in the U.S. 1-800-211-2323
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Turnkey, custom de-
cor in this 2BR/2BA villa overlooking lake in Perico Is-
land. Five minutes to the beaches or into Bradenton.
Priced at $126,500. Call Suzanne Georgia for details.
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Spacious well-main-
tained home. 3BR/2BA, large open floor plan perfect for
entertaining or large family in quiet area of Holmes Beach
on oversized lot. Beach access steps away. Offered at
$245,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
den. Top floor unit
across from wide,
deep water dockac
unit upgrades. A rn
Moynihan for detai
GULFFRONT COTTAGE Fabulous views from this
older 2BR/1 BA cottage with excellent Holmes Beach
location. Offered at $155,000. Call Dave Moynihan
RUNAWAY BAY Ground floor 2BR/2BA, turnkey fur-
nished unit with washer/dryer. Access to gulf
beaches, good on-site rental management and easy
BAY FISHING! Offered at $119,900. Call Jerry
Martinek for details.
IINGS Exceptional 2BR/2BA with HOLMES BEACH INVESTMENT Lovely Gulfviews
with spectacular views of Bay and from this unique property consisting of two quaint cot-
sandy, walking beach. Heated pool, tages side by side with separate double car garage with
ge, covered parking and numerous a 2BR studio apartment. Situated on two platted lots in
are offering at $182,500. Call Dave quiet area of Holmes Beach west of Gulf Drive. Offered
ls. at $229,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
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.....778-7976 Ed Oliveira .............778-1751 Suzanne Georgia....... 755-1576
Bill Alexander..........778-0609 Jackie Jerome........... 792-3226
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVENDAYS A WEEK MLS Ui
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28' HEAVY DUTY aluminum extension ladder. $100
SOFA, CHAIRS, desk and chair, desk with bookcase.
All wood, wheat/sand colors. Lamp table, more. To
view 778-1418. Very reasonable.
WANTED wood office or teacher chair with arms and
tilt swivel base. Phone 778-3919.
COMPAQ COMPUTER, Desk Pro/keyboard and moni-
tor. 2 disk drives 5 1/4. $150 OBO. Two bikes $20. Mini
blinds 5 windows. 778-5591.
LANAI FURNITURE, solid frames, white and aqua.
Child's table and chairs, lounge chairs, teawagon,
counter microwave, boy and girl bicycles, rotisserie grill
and aluminum ovenware. 778-3903.
TWO ADULT three-wheel bikes, like new. Extra acces-
sories. $150 ea. Call after 6 pm 778-2372.
CRAFT SALE at Anna Maria Art League. Sat., Nov 25,
9 to 12. Booth spaces available $15. Call 778-2099 for
YARD SALE 2918 Ave. C. Sat, Nov 18, 8:30 to 3:30.
Dining chairs, mirror, many different household items
and clothing. Everything must go.
BACK PORCH SALE. Two houses, too much to list.
121 48th St., Holmes Beach. Sat, Nov. 18, 9to 5. Rain
GARAGE SALE Sat, Nov. 18, 8 to 4. 6522 11th Ave.
West. Nintendo game and monitor, porch furniture, bed
spread and matching drapes, clothes, door hardware.
GARAGE SALE. Sat, Nov. 18, 8 to 1. 6618 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Lawn mower, shop vac, bookcase,
table, clothes and lots more.
HELP US! We need you to contribute merchandise to
our Parking Lot sale. to be held Sat, Nov 18, 8 to 1.
605-C Manatee Ave. All contributions are tax deduct-
ible and will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Our office is
open 7 days a week.
BODYWORX FITNESS PROGRAM. Offering low im-
pact aerobics, step aerobics, muscle toning with
weights, relaxation & stretching exercises. Silver Com-
munity Center, 23rd & Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. For
info call Geri Travis. 779-2129.
ANNA MARIA LOTS FOR SALE
WATER VIEW! Build your dream home on
this North End lot. Just reduced to $135,000
CANALFRONT Just listed. Hammock Road
canalfront, quiet neighborhood and close to
Call Peggy eves 778-6483 or Steve 778-5052
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
WANTED TO RENT. 1 or 2 car garage on Island for
car and tool storage. Leave message, will reply
1985 MERCURY MARQUIS wagon. Cold air, good tires,
runs good. Great transportation $750. Call 778-3161.
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.
WANTED TO RENT. Boat lift or davits for 25' boat. 1-
2 months. Anna Maria 778-2778.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. 778-1990.
ISLAND DRIFTER. 30 ft. pontoon boat with enclosed
rest room. Available for private and personalized char-
ters with Capt. Al Bentley. 778-4597.
AMERICAN LUBRICANTS CO. needs responsible per-
son in the Anna Maria area. Regardless of training,
write: YR Read, Box 696, Dayton, OH. 45401.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATION for permanent full
time cashier position. Apply at Crowder Bros. Hard-
ware, Holmes Beach.
Computer experience helpful. Challenging position with
real estate office, part time with flexible hours. Send
resume to Island Real Estate, 6106 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL. 34217.
BUCCANEER INN RESTAURANT. Season is coming!
Now accepting applications for all kitchen positions in-
cluding floor managers, line cooks, prep., dishwashers.
Also servers, cocktails and bussers. Apply in person.
595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key.
HELP WANTED. Crown & Thistle, 2519 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-5173
RETAIL SALES help needed on Island. 778-3534
CLEANING AND light yard work, 20 hours per week, in-
cludes weekends and holidays. Haley's Motel 778-5405
WANTED: MATURE Island baby-sitter for two-year-old
boy in your home. Call 778-7770.
HAIRSTYLIST WANTED with experience and a follow-
ing. Chair rental or commission. Call Angie's Styling
Salon 792-7044 days or 798-3754 eves.
TIRED OF NOT WORKING? Want to make $s, meet
great people and have fun. Call me at 779-2079. Ginny
Dutton, Excel Telecommunications Rep. Independent
GRAPHIC ARTIST full-time. Must be experienced
with Pagemaker, PhotoShop and advertising design. Be
creative and work flexible hours. Call 778-7978 or fax
resume to 778-9392. Work for Island's award-winning
newspaper The Islander Bystander.
COMPANION AND HEALTH care. Experienced, de-
pendable, live-in. Can drive, cook, housekeeping. Help
is just a phone call away. (414) 248-2488.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn your
old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle Jewel-
ers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. Flat rates. Sun-
shine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs, lawn & yard.
Thorough & careful. References. Peter 778-8436.
'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential & com-
mercial cleaning. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Excellent references. Licensed, bonded. Call
for estimate or appointment. Beverly 778-1945.
HATE TO IRON? Good references since 1985. Pick
up and delivery on most orders. Also house cleaning.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE. All types
of residential cleaning. Free estimates. References on
and off the island. Call Rick. 778-2864. "Holiday
ANNUAL & VACATION RENTALS
Secure the highest caliber tenants
Realize the highest income from
Contact our Rental Specialists:
Liz Johnson or
Mcael auder &Co0an
MN VI.M* m..I p.lb* Al
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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICEI THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
ANNA MARIA- Charming 3BR home situated on 2 lots
on one of Anna Maria's nicest streets. Kitchen refurbished
in 1990. Ideal plan for mother-in-law suite or family home.
Includes use of boat dock nearby on Anna Maria Basin.
Asking $189,500. Call Marie Franklin 778-2259.
MA ULC REAL ESTATE
F.U.. REALTY *EROE
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Driva PO Box 835 Anna Mali. FRolda 342t6
1-800-845-9573 (941)778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
OPEN HOUSE11 Sunday Nov 19 1 4
214 Sycamore, Anna Maria
Fantastic 4BR/3BA two story home. Many extras decorate
this custom modem home. A short walk to beautiful sunsets.
Offered at $279,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986 or
Tooker eves. 778-5287.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 GulfDrtveo PO Box717-AnnaMaia. FL34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895 sq.ft.
under roof home including caged pool. Unique origami
roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.
409 Pine Av.
1MALr flA'~ -nOI- im .n 2.Atr 9-Dn . 2FI V .RnUP I[SLAND mURRAL bV GROUP 9ISAND REALTY GROUP
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929
Open House 525 Loquat, Anna Maria
Sunday, Nov. 19 1 to 4 pm
Beautiful 5BR/4BA canal home. Screened porch
overlooks pool area. Seawalled canal with dock
and davits. Great view of Tampa Bay. $465,000.
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COMPUTER CREATIONS: Hardware and software
consulting, training, troubleshooting, backups, audits,
data entry, custom printing and other computer services
available. Call 778-9271 anytime.
INTERESTED IN SAVING up to 50% on your phone
bill? No gimmicks, no minimums. Call me at 779-2079.
Ginny Dutton, Excel Telecommunications Rep. Inde-
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
PRO-CLEAN professional carpet & furniture cleaning. See
the difference with our powerful mobile cleaning plant.
Quick-dry system. Satisfaction guaranteed. 779-1422.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM -VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of
home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs exp. Insured,
island resident, references available. Jim 779-2129.
RENTAL SERVICE. Beds and baby needs for rent.
Mobile service. Free delivery and pick-up 7 days a
week. Beach rentals. 778-6438.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, design
service, quality, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450. (941)
ISLAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Fall specials on
clean-up & hauling. No job to large or small. Tile, tex-
ture, paint, etc. Free estimates. Real Estate and build-
ers welcome. Island resident. Call Sam. 778-2191.
ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DECEMBER ONLY! Fully furnished beach cottage.
1BR/1BA, private lot and parking. $325 weekly includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.
BEACH RENTALS Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals
available on the beach. Call Debbie Thrasher 941-778-
2055 at Prudential Florida Realty, 5340-1 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
GULF FRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able Mar. & Apr. $1,700 mo. 778-2832.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
EFFICIENCIES from $140/wk for one person, from
$175/wk for two. Excellent off-season vacation and tem-
porary re-location rates until 12/15/95. Haley's Motel,
8102 Gulf, Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2 & 3BR rentals. Unfurnished $625
& $850 mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Anna Maria Re-
alty, Inc. 778-2259.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1BR/1 BA direct Gulf front units.
2 & 3BR homes on or near the Gulf. $1,000 $2500
mo. Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors. 778-0770.
SEASONAL West Bay Cove, Sun Plaza, Martinique
and River Oaks. Please call T. Dolly Young, Prudential
Florida Realty, 778-0766.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 1/2 block to beach.
Large 2BR/1BA with use of rear yard from living room
(ground level). Well maintained and landscaped. $650
mo. 1st, last & security. No pets. 778-0241.
VACATION IN FLORIDA! 3 houses from Gulf beach.
2BR/2BA, Florida room. Completely furnished duplex
apt., ground level, central H/A, open Jan., March & April
1996. Call Betty Cole (941) 779-1213 or write PO. Box
246, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
FULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, 50ft Vagabond mobile
home. Trailer Estates. 55 & over age restricted. $350
month includes water/sewer, trash & cable. Renter
pays phone & propane. Discounted rent for single oc-
FOR RENT. ANNUAL one bedroom, fully furnished
apartment, cable T.V., chair lift. Near city pier, Anna
Maria city. For rates and to view, call only 4:30 to 6:30
pm. daily. No Sunday calls please. 778-4543.
SUNBOW BAY Yearly unfurnished. 2BR/2BA apart-
ment w/lovely views. Pool, tennis, elevator, covered
parking. Non-smokers. $775 mo. Call Dave Moynihan,
Realtor. 778-2246 or 778-7976.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Bradenton Beach studio apart-
ment. Walk to beach. $425. mo. includes utilities and
cable. 1st, last, security. Call (813) 935-2968.
2BR/1BA CONDO on canal. Bayview, fully furnished.
Available months of Dec. and Apr. No smoking, no
pets. (941) 299-6336.
ANNA MARIA CITY 2 bedroom furnished apt. available
Dec. 1for 4 to 6 mo. $650. mo. plus utilities. Near post
office. 779-1090 eves.
SEASONAL. BE THE FIRST one to rent this newly
renovated 2BR/2BA house directly on beach. Great
amenities. (941) 778-2940 or 778-2357.
NEAR GULF. 2BR/2.5 BA home in H.B. Dishwasher,
disposal, washer, dryer, enclosed garage, no pets.
Avail. Nov, Dec, Jan and Apr. (941)792-8340.
ANNA MARIA Gulf/Bay views. 1BR, patio, pool, w/d,
furnished. Seasonal or annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE Condo. 2BR/2BA, great
view of intracoastal waterway, pool, covered parking,
cable TV. Close to beach. Annual $750 mo. 794-1181.
Two Trusted Names In Real Estate with over
75 years of combined experience serving
Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island
5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive
LONGBOAT KEY, FL 34228
SERVING LOVGBOA.T KEY E.\CLLUSIVEL )
FOR O IER TENTT' )EARS.
EMERALD HARBOR 3BR2.5B home Pool.
Call Jack $395,000
SEA CLUB I 1BR 1B ;Great Investm.nnt -
Rental Call Jae: $95,000
WESTCHESTER Lo:ngb-.at Ke, Estates .3BR 2B
home, pool, dock Call Ja'l $330,000
CEDARS WEST Direct Gulf view, 2BR'2B, on-
site rental management C(ll Dr..rrth $268.000
LONGBOAT HARBOUR NORTH VILLA 3BR,2B
Rarely available. Fantastic Bayview.
Turnkey furn. Call Droth\ $167,500
LONGBOAT HARBOUR IBR'1B Direct Bayviek.
Turnkey furnished. Call Drothv $105,000
LONGBOAT HARBOUR NORTH 2BR/2B Up
graded villa. Call Hank $116,500
for floor plans and information on:
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Regent Place, Vizcaya, L' Ambiance,
Grand Bay, Water Club, Queens Harbour
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REALTOR* REACH RICHARD FOR RESULTS!!
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
SService .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7 1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
784 3AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
oTemporary Health Care
Companion & Private Duty Nursing
HOME HOSPITAL NURSING HOME
Licensed 794-1086 Bonded
ROOFING AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
Call Don Tarantola RC0045125 RG0058589 PE002374 778-9244
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
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ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
LOCKS & SECURITY
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RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS -,. & EXTERIOR
Installed Rekeyed Repaired RESIDENTIAL
Bonded Licensed Insured &
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat COMMERCIAL
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE- We repair popcorn ceilings.
RADIO DISPATCHED Serving the Islands Since 1969.
SPECIALTY KEYS Licensed and Insured
By Appointment 778-5594 778-5594 778-3468
SEASONAL ANNA MARIA Bayfront. Great view, ground
level home, turnkey, 2BR/2BA, dishwasher, disposal,
washer, dryer, garage. $2,000 mo (941) 778-2825.
BRADENTON BEACH across street from public beach.
Furnished 2BR/1BA. Available til Feb.1. Seasonal
$1,250. mo. plus electric. 778-5458 or 798-9099.
2BR, MODERN, SPACIOUS, home. Steps from prime
beach on last northern street of Holmes Beach. Beau-
tiful yard, double garage, washer, dryer, turnkey condi-
tion. Seasonal or annual. (813) 985-6765.
ANNA MARIA, at fishing pier next to Alto's restaurant on
water. Large 2BR furnished, private courtyard, heated
pool and spa. Seasonal $900 or annual $850. 778-9188
HOLMES BEACH. Furnished or unfurnished 2BR/2BA.
Seasonal or annual. 778-2967.
CHARMING STUDIO apartment with Gulfview. Avail-
able monthly. Steps to Gulf. 778-5657.
2BR/2BA DUPLEX unfurnished. On lake, near beach.
Small pet. Annual $625 or seasonal turnkey Dec. thru
Apr $1,200. 1st, last, security. 778-1592.
SEASONAL AVAILABILITY. Westbay Cove condo-
minium at the gateway to the Island. Close to all ameni-
ties. 2BR/2BA units with heated pool and tennis. Call
Old Florida Realty 778-3377.
TWO PRIVATE HOMES, one with heated pool, one on
canal. Call Old Florida Realty 778-3377
SPOTLESS 1BR/1BA apartment west of Gulf Drive.
Quiet complex with laundry facility. Furnished or unfur-
nished. References required. 778-2864 or 778-4854.
Sandy Greiner Re/Max Gulfstream.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE. 3BR/2BA, 2car, annual
unfurnished. $950 mo. 795-4394 Excalibur Realty.
SELECTED DATES for Dec and Jan. Casa Sierra,
heated pool, 2BR/2BA. 36th and Gulf Dr. 778-0032
WATERFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL. Lovely 3BR/
2BA fully furnished, one block from beach. Dishwasher,
washer, dryer, cable, microwave. Nice neighborhood.
OLD FLORIDA COTTAGE. 1BR, bayfront, water in-
cluded. No pets. $425 mo. 1st, last, security. 778-2619.
SEASONAL NORTH BEACH Village condo. Gorgeous
3BR/3BA, 1,500 sq. ft townhouse. Pool, large deck and
designer decor. $2,400 mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244
CHARMING BEACH CLASSIC 2BR/1BA, Gulfview, all
new kitchen, w/d, hardwood floors and double garage.
Perfect winter get away. $650 wk or $1,800 mo. Gulf
Bay Realty 778-7244
ANNUAL RENTAL, Bean Point. Two blocks to Gulf or
Bay, 2BR/1.5BA home. Carport, furnished. 778-5002
SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA Bayview. $1,450 mo. 2BR/1.5BA
$950 mo. Both 3 minute walk to beach and turnkey.
(800) 977-0803 or 778-4523
TURNKEY FURNISHED 1 bedroom furnished condo,
bayfront pool. Gulf and bayviews, near shopping and
restaurants, laundry. Available now. 778-6724.
ANNA MARIA CITY Attractive 2BR/1BA, 2 blocks to
Gulf beach. Small yard, well maintained in desirable and
convenient location. Annual $600 778-3628
FRENCH NORMANDY fairy tale home. 4BR/3BA,
Gulfview, prestigious neighborhood. Available for Dec.,
1995. Call 778-2206 or 794-8202
WANTED. ANNUAL LEASE 2 or 3 bedrooms, canal
dockage preferred. 778-5934
RELIABLE, PROFESSIONAL woman seeks yearly
rental. Trade my executive secretarial or computer skills
in exchange for reduced rental on Anna Maria,
Longboat or West Bradenton. References. 778-7720.
OPEN HOUSE at The Islander Bystander, Friday, Dec. 1,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Exclusive book-signing by author Gib
Bergquist, "Cracker's Crumbs." $19.95 plus sales tax ben-
efits the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Island
Shopping Center, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Call for our selection 24-Hr. Notice
From the bakers at Ju, p t/iJe m
Nov. 16 7PM
Bradenton Beach City Hall
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Everything is included for $85 on a normal size
car. Top to bottom, ashtray to engine! Hand wash,
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and tires, shampoo interior, satin-black under-
carriage. Even the engine is cleaned and silicone
protected. Our complete mobile service means no
one has to drive your car. By appointment, at
your convenience, home or office.
Mobile service number: 320-0110.
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Call David Parrish Call
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"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
GULFFRONT. Almost 1 acre on white sand beach of
Anna Maria. Possible split: Home + lot; vacant lot: and
2/3 acre w/house 100' beach front. Call T. Dolly Young
after hours. 778-5427.
GREAT GULFVIEW Watch the sunset from 12x30
porch. 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceil-
ings, great room, ceiling fans, wall-to-wall carpet
throughout, new 3 ton A/C, new roof, downstairs den
and office, enclosed 2-car garage. 108 Pine Avenue. By
owner, 813-949-0104 or 813-229-2850.
ONE OF A KIND on Anna Maria Island. Large lovely
home with extraordinary landscape. Gardenias, birds of
paradise, ginger, citrus, oleanders, succulents... need
we say more? Oh yeah, Bay view. $148,000. 749-1695.
REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED! Runaway Bay,
2BR/2BA furnished, 2nd floor unit now only $99,999.
Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ISLAND DUPLEX 3BR/2BA split, each side. 2 blocks to
beach. Renovated 94-95. Carpet, tile, A/C and newer
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Five units OPEN 1 to
4 pm. Sun., Oct. 16. 2 & 3BR from $124,000 to
$165,000. Complex features heated pools, tennis and
boat docks in a park-like setting. Follow the signs on
Flotilla Dr. or call Dick Maher or Dave Jones, Neall &
Neal, Realtors 778-2261. Eves. 778-6791 or 778-4891.
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE Condo. 2BR/2BA, great
view of intracoastal waterway, pool, covered parking,
cable TV. Close to beach, shopping. $84,900. 794-1181
CONDO SHOPPING ? My knowledge, research, and
years of experience can save you time, energy, money,
and last-minute surprises. To find the condo that fits
your lifestyle, call Yvonne Higgins, RE/MAX
Gulfstream. 1 800 318-5727 or 778-7777.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1BR/
1BA each unit, close to shopping center $119,000.
404 71St., 2BR/1BA each unit, large front unit -
$159,000. 203 76 St, 2BR/2BA & 1 BR/1BA, close to
Gulf $169,000. Call for appointment, 778-3757.
NEW LISTING 114 Park Ave., Anna Maria. Desirable
location! Just steps to beach on well maintained, quiet
street. Renovated 2BR/2BA w/spacious rooms, Berber
carpet and ceramic tile. Fantastic rental history. Spot-
less and ready to move in. Turnkey. $239,000. (941)
PALMA SOLA, access to Bay. 3BR/2BA, fireplace,
caged pool, central heat & air, sprinkler system, ceiling
fans and more. 794-3161 $147,500.
BOATERS DREAM. Free slip Spanish Main Yacht
Club, Longboat Key. 2BR/2BA villa, best location, turn-
key. $133,500. B/O 383-7242
CLEARED GULFFRONT PROPERTY. 200 x 110 ft.
INVESTOR WANTED. Sale/lease back to retirees.
El Con Realty. 753-6789
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY This newspaper will not know-
ing accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To com-
plain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
Book Sale and
Holiday Open House
Exclusive signing by
Author Gib Bergquist
SDec. 1 5:30 to 7:30 pm
at The Islander
7. 71e idealh/oliaff
of Iforida /lore.
All monies from the sale of Gib
Bergquist's book go to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center
Endowment Fund. $19.95 plus tax.
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
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AT THE MARATHON
BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Fountain sales
6 Make- at
11 Chateau Lafite
18 Used a plane
23 Mama bird
24 Like the toughest
part of the race
26 Pod preceder
27 Gordon of
29 Year in the
30 Greek dialect
31 Homely fruit
33 W.W. It woman
36 Workout count
37 Ran hard in the
44 Start for center
45 Boxer Griffith
46 Calendar abbr.
52 Like a
55 Jog through
60 "...and the
fourth for mine
62 Nuclear force
65 Work at the post
66 Vlad the
68 Upgrade the
76 Switch suffix
78 Kept healthy
83 60's British
87 Doing poorly at
89 Did well at the
92 Land at Orly?
93 Eye sore
95 TD's are worth 6
99 Signed up for
105 W.W. II
108 County below
109 Correct copy
110 Use an optical
III "- my case"
113 Fathers and sons
114 Thicket trees
116 John Gunther
117 Overdo it at the
124 Duke of the
128 Things to avoid
3 Ball's production
4 Hill builder
6 Turkish landfall
9 Suck up
10 Clive Cussler
1I Piece of
12 Chem classroom
13 Small amount
16 Dutch still-life
17 Project details
19 Chest part
21 Assyrian capital
25 Title words
before "Do" and
after "Do You"
32 Accepted by
35 Put on a happy
40 Fox hunter's coat
42 Hawaiian state
46 Cold, in Caracas
47 Sorry soul
51 Giant slugger
53 Ivan or Peter
54 Baseball execs,
56 Glasgow uncle
57 First degrees
58 Ready to eat
59 With 69-Down, a
63 Software listing
64 VCR button
69 See 59-Down
70 Incan treasure
73 Gray's subj.
74 A-- sum
75 Little, to a lassie
79 Tribal weapons
80 Part of H.R.H.
82 He ran with
85 Burt's ex
86 In good health
88 Head of
91 Hay drying
96 Prepared shrimp
98 Ancient Persian
100 Kind of farmer
101 Sources of milk
105 Symbol of
106 Home of the
114 It ends at the
115 The Man
118 Baseball season
119 Marked a ballot
120 "O sole--
122 Oklahoma tribe
Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
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DEEP WATER CANAL $589,900 Cutlorr
4 -BR/3BA w/vaulled ceilings. lighted plant
shelves Spacious master suile w/lscuZZi lub
Over 2.400 sq II garage area Call Mary Ann
, Schmidl 778-2261 or 778--4931
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DEVELOPERS OPPORTUNITY Bradenicri
^ PeaLch balront Zornied rrmulli-lTrl-. EFA perrmiit
;j pending Plars are available lor 2ER & tBR con
dominiums or reniai urnls Please call hlick
sP Fati s for all the details 778-2 c.1 or 778-.4642
UNIQUE HOME & STUDIO $176,000 Lo KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOME
called on double loi in Old Longboal Village $162,500 Priale cul-de-sac near Holmes
3BR/3BA Spansr- ltiled rool home on shaded l1o Beach sand,, walking beach Lo' maintenance
Barn renoaled lnio artistl' studio with large fee Wrap around upper balco'n, Trc.pical foli-
skElighl Call Click M1rahe 778-2261 or 778.6791 age 1, laAn Call Ioce Echnrerr 778-22.61
RARELY AVAILABLE SOUTHERN EXPO-
SURE BAYVIEW $121,900 from Ihis 2nd
Iloor 2BR/2BA Elevator e.lra storage boal
slips available Spoiless grounds. aTi enrit~eE
lernns. 2 healed pocols weiglhtl roorr rec area
Call Jchn Green 778-2261 or 77848-91
DIRECT GULFVIEW $250,000 Onr a clear
day you can see all the v.i, t Ithe north end
of tie Island 2ER,/BA upgari ded and updated
lhrouqhoul Call P.:b,e Cra:e', 778-;2.1 or
OVERLOOK INTRACOASTAL $144,900
This 2BR/2BA has securoil eniri, ele ,alor
pool, garage parking. lacuzzi boat dock &
priale beach on Gull Call eill Bc.rmarn 778-
2261 or 778-E6 419
PLAYA ENCANTADA $119,900 Ternis
side illh all Ihe amrreniiis io gulli id. corriple
Healed pool & spa ciubhrc.ue on-riee rran-
ager co.'ered park. n.j] ,a rer,.r, r Lt:.ra:.r -
Call Helen W while 7'8 "2. 1 .1or 77 .' i4 6
falt l --FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
noerr HABITAT FOR Open Six Days a Week
Day: HUMANITY ANNUAL RENTALS
v-es: PARKING LOT SALE i Perico Bay Club
B-7780 from $700 mo.
i Sat. Nov. 18 8 am 1 pm ;
S N.81 row Booking 1996 SeasnW31l
has 12 years of experience in 605-C Manatee Ave. W. Rentals from $1 -n
nerical and residential real es- $ ,
ales and utilizes Spanish and LOTS & LOTS OF
ian language abilles to help iMERCHANDISEi Julie
you best. Al your service all MERCHANDISE
day or night. Walt Schnoerr BAKE Call (941)778-6665 or
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