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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 30, 1995


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Big bridge vs. low bridge battle begins


By Paul Roat
Next week is showtime for the megabridge battle.
The plot: proponents and opponents of a high,
fixed-span bridge to replace the Anna Maria Island
Bridge at Manatee Avenue. Two state agencies want to
build a new bridge that would have a roadbed height of
about 74 feet and would not have a draw span.
The players: Florida Department of Transportation
wants to build the bridge. Florida Department of Environ-



Rare dolphin


beaches, dies


on Anna Maria
By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
An ocean-going dolphin rarely seen near shore
beached itself Monday at the Anna Maria City Pier and
died but not before a commercial fisherman attempted
to save its life.
Ray Nelson of Bradenton first noticed the dark-
gray mammal in shallow water off the jetties just north
of the pier about 10 a.m. and thought it was feeding on
mullet. The more he looked the less he liked.
"He was on his side and I ran out and got his blow-
hole out of the water so he could breathe," he said. "Then
a boat pulled up right next to the dolphin and scared the
hell out of it. People don't understand that you don't have
to get right on top of nature to enjoy it I worked him down
the beach but he couldn't right himself."
The dolphin died about a half hour later, Nelson said.
"I know all the dolphins in this bay and I'd never
seen this one," Nelson said.
Randy Wells, marine mammal program manager
with Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, said the
animal is called a rough-tooth dolphin and lives in deep
water. The forehead is more sloped than the common
bottlenose dolphin which has one that is more pro-
nounced, he said.
"It's an offshore species that lives along and outside
the continental shelf 100 miles or more in the Gulf," Wells
said. "It's not a common species to find around here. I
think one was found off Clearwater earlier this year."
The dolphin had huge circular sores on its tail and
underbelly and Wells said he did not believe they were
tumors. He thinks they were caused by a cookie-cutter
shark known to bite dolphin and pull a plug of flesh
from the animal's hide.


mental Protection okayed a permit to build the bridge.
Save Anna Maria, a citizen group opposing the bridge,
retained the legal services of David Levin to fight the
bridge. Resident Robert VanWagoner is involved as an
"intervenor" in the dispute. Robert Meale, an administra-
tive hearing officer with the Florida Division of Admin-
istrative Hearings, will serve as "judge" at the hearings.
Showtime: the hearings are scheduled the week of
Dec. 4 in Sarasota City Hall, with the first session start-


ing at 10 a.m. The hearings will be held at Bradenton
Beach City Hall the week of Dec. 11. If needed, a third
week of hearings will be held Jan. 4.

The proposal
In the late 1980s, regional transportation planners
began discussion of replacement bridges to Anna Maria
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE BATTLE, PAGE 2


WISH BOOK OFFERS A GIFT OF GIVING FOR ALL


Wells also said he believes the dolphin was old
because its teeth were worn. In addition, there were
other wounds that Wells said could have come from


Dr. Randall Wells of Mote Marine Laboratory, left, and Ray Nelson near the dolphin that beached itself at the
Anna Maria City Pier Monday. Islander Photo: David Futch


when we all take a
little extra time to
give someone a
smile or send a
greeting ... pause to give a
quiet hug or a word of
praise. It's a very special
time of yearfor friends,
family and Islanders this
Holiday Season. In this
week's Islander Bystander
we have taken a moment
to present to you in words
and pictures some indi-
viduals and organizations
in our community who
deserve extra attention.
They are the Islanders and
Island community service
organizations dedicated to
providing assistance to
residents and visitors on
Anna Maria Island Each of
these people and organi-
zations offer an opportu-
nity for you to share
something. Please take a
moment to select a gift
from this wish book to add
to your shopping list.
Happy Holidays and best
wishes for 1996!


attacks by other species of shark.
The cause of death was unknown as of Tuesday, but
it is suspected the dolphin's age contributed to its death.


Bradenton Beach

voters go to the polls

Tuesday to elect a

new mayor
See page 4 for profiles








SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ..................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days ................................. ... 7
Football contest .......................................... 12
Stir-it-up ...................................................... 18
Happenings ................................................. 20
School Daze ............................................... 22
Streetlife ............................. ............. 23
Anna Maria Island tides ......................... .... 24
R eal estate ................... ........................... 26
Crossword puzzle...................................... .. 32
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IB PAGE 2 0 NOVEMBER 30, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Oil leak source located in Holmes Beach


The source of that persistent oil spill leaking into
a boat basin in Holmes Beach has been identified as a
leaky line at the BP Station at Gulf and Marina Drives,
U.S. Coast Guard officials told The Islander Bystander.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian Knapp said a
break in the line caused the fuel to leach into the ground
and, eventually, into the stormwater runoff system at
the Island Shopping Center, a system that discharges
into the boat basin.
"The station put down temporary monitoring lines
and is removing them daily," Knapp said. "They will
keep removing them until the discharge stops, and the
broken line has been repaired."
Manatee County Environmental Management


Department's Paul Panik said he believed less than 50
gallons of fuel leaked into the groundwater and, even-
tually, the boat basin.
Shoppers noticed the fuel in the basin in late Oc-
tober. Coast Guard crews responded and began the
clean-up efforts while officials with Manatee County
EMD and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
sought the fuel leak's source.
It was originally thought the fuel source was old
motor fuel someone had dumped into the system. That
belief was proven wrong when monitoring wells near
the BP Station detected the leak in the line between the
underground fuel tanks and the fuel pumps at the ser-
vice station.


Panik said the station was in the process of upgrad-
ing the line's containment liners when the leak was dis-
covered.
Knapp said civil penalties would probably be as-
sessed against the company. An administrative hearing
officer would levy the amount of money, Knapp said,
adding that he has seen cases where the amount ranged
"from $500 to thousands."
Panik said no criminal charges would be assessed
in the matter. "Having a leak is something that hap-
pens," he said. "The contractor did everything he could,
they hired an emergency contractor as soon as we
found the problem, and we're satisfied with their re-
sponse."


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Fine Arts Festival sets up
this weekend
More than 100 fine artists and crafters from across
the country will set up shop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, on the Holmes
Beach City Hall grounds for the Art League cfAnna
Maria Island's seventh annual Festival of Fine Arts.
Live entertainment, an expanded food court and
artwork raffles will be part of the festivities. Issuing
an invitation are, from left, Ginie Smith, Sara Kafka,
Sydney McKenna and Jay Canterbury. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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No action on federal bridge study yet


By Paul Roat
Regional transportation planners deadlocked on a
proposal to provide a federal study on comprehensive
bridge construction in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization members were evenly divided on the ques-
tion of requesting the federal highway administration
to conduct a comprehensive planning review of
bridges, including replacement of the controversial
Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue and the

BRIDGE BATTLE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2


Island. The Cortez Bridge drawbridge was to be re-
placed with a bridge with a center clearance of 65 feet
without a draw span.
Residents of Cortez and Bradenton Beach success-
fully banded together to fight the bridge. The bridge
would split the village of Cortez, they said, and would
dramatically disrupt the ambience of Bradenton Beach.
Transportation planners agreed that restoration of the
bridge was a better plan, and the big bridge there was
dropped from work plans.
Regional transportation planners on the Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization then turned their attention to
Manatee Avenue. In November 1988, a preliminary
construction report was completed that called for a
bridge to be built that also had a 65-foot center clear-
ance without a draw span.
The current bridge, the report states, is "function-
ally obsolete. The need for the project is not directly
based on any economic demands. However, the social
demands for the project would be based on a more ef-
ficient and convenient transportation system linking
Anna Maria Island with the mainland. This improved
link could foster economic development in the area.
For example, restaurants, marinas and tourist busi-
nesses would be positively impacted by the project."
Many Islanders mobilized to fight the bridge. All
three cities on the Island passed resolutions opposing
the bridge. Public hearings, held off the Island, were


Ringling Bridge in Sarasota.
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
made the motion to not request the study. Sarasota City
Commissioner Nora Patterson made a motion to delay
the study until a third-bridge planning session is com-
pleted later this year.
Both motions failed when members tied their
votes. Parliamentary procedure calls for motions that
do not pass with a majority die.
The so-called Major Investment Study (MIS) could

criticized. DOT held two more public hearings on the
matter in 1993, one in Bradenton, the other in Holmes
Beach. More than 900 people attended the meetings,
with an overwhelming majority opposing the bridge.
In a series of meetings that were referred to as
"bloodletting" by some, the MPO gave the go-ahead to
construct the bridge in early 1994.

The problems
DEP officials held up the issuance of a permit to
build the bridge for almost a year. Concerns were
voiced about the damage to nearby seagrass beds and
mangroves if the bridge were to be built. In the end, a
permit was issued.
Many Islanders object to the bridge due to aes-
thetic, safety and environmental reasons. The bridge is
too high, they say, and would disrupt the ambience of
the Island, which has banned any structures more than
35 feet in height.
Safety of motorists on the bridge has also been a
concern. Meteorologists have said that winds are higher
the higher off the ground you go, and that cars travel-
ing 74 feet above the ground would be more prone to
being swept off the structure than on a lower span. It
has been estimated that the bridge would be forced to
close if winds reach 45 mph about the average wind
force during a summer thunderstorm.
Opponents have also objected to the bridge con-
struction, citing damage to nearby environmentally
productive seagrass beds and mangroves.


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 islands.
An MIS received the blessing of Manatee
County Senior Attorney Mitchell Palmer and the
objections of MPO staff and Florida Department of
Transportation officials.
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."
MPO Director Mike Guy wrote that a federal study
should not be pursued. The two bridge projects "... do not
call for any additional through-lanes beyond those which
currently exist. The projects as proposed are not expected
to have a significant effect on capacity, traffic flow, level
of service or mode share," Guy wrote to MPO members.
DOTs Norm Feder concurred with Guy. Feder added
in his memo to the MPO that federal major investment
studies only address adding capacity or lanes and
are not applicable to non-principal arteries or when envi-
ronmental agencies have approved the bridge placement
plans, as has happened with both bridges.
"To ask for MIS means you are contemplating ca-
pacity improvements on the bridges," Feder said,
"and that is not in any of the comprehensive plans for
the area."
Twelve people from Sarasota and Anna Maria Is-
land spoke in favor of the federal study.
Patterson is expected to bring up the matter again
during the December meeting of the MPO. She said she
favored waiting until a study was completed determin-
ing the feasibility of another bridge to the barrier is-
lands from the mainland between the Cortez Bridge
and the Ringling Bridge. Guy said that study, called a
charrette, is scheduled for December or January.
The cities of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Sarasota have all passed resolutions
in favor of the MIS.


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Three cheers for stadium refurbishers


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
There's a spruced-up look to the Little League sta-
dium at the Anna Maria Island Community Center -
thanks to a painter with a vision and a host of individual
and business volunteers and contributors.
Painting contractor Linda Cramer was struck sev-
eral months ago by the rundown condition of the sta-
dium and asked Center Executive Director Pierrette
Kelly what was being done about it.
When Kelly explained that funding for that kind of
capital improvement just wasn't in the budget, Cramer
decided to brush aside the financial obstacle and cre-
ate a picture with a solution.
Cramer paints a persuasive picture and although
the job is not quite complete, it will be by the start
of the Little League season at the latest.
Singlehandedly Cramer motivated donations of


labor, lumber and paint and there's still plenty of
time to get in on the action.
To date, the exterior has been washed, pressure
cleaned and painted; crumbling stucco has been replaced
and eight new doors have been built and hung; and the
bleachers have a partial new coat of primer and paint
The color, says Cramer squinting in the midday
sun, is rhapsody. She smiles, recalling how she painted
long into the night under the new stadium lights on the
eve of Anna Maria's Fall Homecoming in October.
Still due for refurbishing are the rest of the bleach-
ers and the peeling iron bars atop the stands and the
players' dugouts. Individuals or groups wishing to con-
tribute timewise or otherwise may contact
Cramer at 778-4536 or the Center at 778-1908.
Those who have contributed thus far include
Michael Culhane, Bren Jackson, Mike Price and his
children, Quality Builders, Joe Ungvarsky Construc-


Linda Crer considers the stadi project her gift to the co ity she loves. Islander Photo: Cyhi Fin.
Linda Cramer considers the stadium project her gift to the community she loves. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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In a letter of thanks to all those volunteers, Kelly
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Anna Maria City
11/30, 2:30 p.m., Safety meeting

Bradenton Beach
12/5, City elections
12/7, 5:30 p.m., Citizens' Advisory
Committee Task Force
12/7, 7 p.m., Council meeting

Holmes Beach
12/5, 10 a.m., Planning commission public
work session on comprehensive
plan evaluation CANCELLED
12/5, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting

Of Interest
11/28 through 12/15, 9 a.m., Certification
hearing on Orimulsion, Manatee Civic Center,
One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto. On 11/30
from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. and 12/
1 from 9 to 11 a.m. public input will be taken.
12/4 through 12/8, 10 a.m., Administrative
hearing on the Anna Maria Island Bridge,
Sarasota City Hall, 1565 First Street, Sarasota.
12/11 through 12/15, Administrative hearing
on the Anna Maria Island Bridge,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.


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BIG PAGE 4a NOVEMBER 30, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Bradenton Beach mayoral candidate profiles


Bradenton Beach voters go to the polls Tuesday,
Dec. 5 to select a new mayor in the wake of Katie
Pierola's decision not to seek re-election.
Three candidates have qualified for mayor: Leroy
Arnold, Dan Goodchild and Walt Grace.

Leroy Arnold
Arnold served on the council from 1986 to 1988,
when he unsuccessfully ran against Pierola for mayor.
He is a retired school teacher and has also worked for
a number of large hotel chains. Arnold moved to
Bradenton Beach full time 15 years ago.
Arnold said the city has gone through a year of
turmoil in the wake of the council decision to rezone
several lots to allow the expansion of a marina in
Bradenton Beach. "The love of money is the root of all
evil," Arnold said, "and money played too big a part in
those decisions, and residents played too small a part."
He said if elected he would "restore freedom of
speech so you can express yourself freely without fear
of legal harassment."
Arnold said the city should "join with other Gulf
Coast cities to declare war on and eliminate Red Tide."
The city should also continue to obtain grant funds for
beach renourishment and the completion of the city
fishing pier, promote a new bridge south of Anna Maria
Island, beautify Bridge Street with "more shade trees
and less beer and wine," and "support commercial de-
velopment when it will benefit the residents of the
city."

Dan Goodchild
Goodchild, 47, is a member of the city's planning
and zoning board and is a member of the Citizens Ad-
visory Committee of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization. He is a former vice presi-
dent of nationwide manufacturing companies and a
former seismologist doing work for the Island's beach
renourishment project. He currently is the owner-op-
erator of a massage therapy business in Bradenton
Beach. Goodchild moved to the city seven years ago.
Goodchild said his candidacy for mayor is his first


venture in politics. "Politics is new to me," he said, "but
I'm not afraid to say yes, and not afraid to say no." He
said he believed his personality "allows me to get along
with a stone. I'm an excellent listener and I will listen
to your problems and do what I can to solve them."
He said if elected he would push for the recom-
mendations by a task force to improve Gulf Drive with
bike paths, sidewalks, crosswalks and road improve-
ments. He wants to continue to apply for grants to fur-
ther improve the city, and favors "accomplishing bet-
ter relationships between the three Island cities."
Goodchild said he favors rehabilitation rather than
replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Mana-


tee Avenue, and said he "believes in giving business
owners a voice in how their tax dollars are spent. I want
Bradenton Beach to be known as a city that is friendly
toward business, promoting new and more commerce
for a balanced and healthy community."

Walt Grace
Grace was elected to the city council one year ago
after serving on the city's planning and zoning board.
He is a former airline pilot and is active in the Coast
Guard Auxiliary. Grace is a graduate of the basic insti-
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The secret-shop spirit of giving
While Mom socialized in the outside garden, 4-year-old Madison Easterling of Holmes Beach did her secret
shopping with Anna Maria Island Art League member Gail Cutting at the League's annual kids-only shopping
mart last Saturday. "Sssshhh, don't tell Mommy and Daddy." Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


FOR MAYOR OF BRADENTON BEACH


LEROY ARNOLD

"I care about the Quality of life
for those who live here"

LEROY ARNOLD is qualified!
BA from GEORGETOWN COLLEGE 1959.

Retired school teacher. Later served as substitute teacher in Manatee county

Executive VP, Imperial House Corp. Chief Exec. Officer for 14 motels each
of more than 100 rooms. Auditor/Trouble-Shooter for entire chain.
Elected Bradenton Beach City Council 1986

President of Save Old Bradenton Beach, a group of neighbors opposed to
spot zoning for commercial development.
Member of Loyal Order of Moose, Bradenton Beach.
Home Owner in Pines Trailer Park. Former home owner in Sandpiper Resort
He and Millie and family have lived in Bradenton Beach for 15 years.


LEROY ARNOLD has a VISION for Bradenton Beach
Restore FREEDOM of SPEECH. I will protect your right to be heard on
all city matters, free from any kind of harassment. My door is always open!

Reduce property taxes and slash our unfair millage rates. Every budget item
will be scrutinized, inappropriate spending exposed to save you money.

Declare War on RED TIDE The Japanese have learned to manage this
unnatural phenomenon. We must do the same!
Obtain funding or grants for beach renourishment, community improvements,
more shade trees on Bridge Street.
Encourage volunteer citizen efforts for neighborhood patrols and citywide
beautification projects.
Support change that satisfies the cares and concerns of our residents.


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ELECTION, FROM PAGE 4


tute for elected municipal officials and the advanced
institute of elected municipal officials.
Grace said his record of service in the city means
"he has been working for the community." He pointed
to his membership on the Tingley Memorial Library,
the Manasota League of Cities, the Island Transit Study
Committee, board of directors of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center as examples of his commitment to
the city.
He said if elected mayor he would hold the line on
taxes, continue to give priority to citizen's welfare on
zoning matters, improve drainage and cure below-stan-
dard streets, aggressively seek funding for future grants
and search for creative solutions to noise and drinking
problems in the city. He said he is opposed to the high,
fixed-span bridge in Holmes Beach.
"Our phone is ringing all the time with people call-
ing with problems," Grace said. "I expect that any
problems you have you will call us."


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 30, 1995 N PAGE 5 Ki

Holmes Beach to opt out of

Florida Retirement System


Bridge referendum
question on
Bradenton Beach
ballot Tuesday
Besides choosing a new mayor in Bradenton
Beach, voters are asked to cast their vote on an
"official straw ballot" question about bridges to
the Island.
The question reads:
"I support rehabilitating and adding one or
more safety lanes to the present Manatee Avenue
Bridge instead of replacement with a 65 foot
clearance fixed span bridge Yes or No."
The other two Island cities will ask a simi-
lar question of voters during elections early next
year.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Following the lead of the Anna Maria Fire District,
the City of Holmes Beach plans to opt out of the state
retirement system.
Due to a change in legislation, government entities
may opt out of the system for the first time since its in-
ception. The Florida League of Cities has been lobby-
ing for the change for over 10 years.
The opt-out only covers employees hired after Jan.
1, 1996, said Joyce Case, FLOC risk manager, who de-
tailed its benefits to the city council last week.
"One of the most notable reasons we're opting out is
you have absolutely no control in the FLS," explained
Case. "You're paying 18 percent for every employee pay-
ing into the system, and one half of everything is going
into the unfunded liability of the state."
If an employee leaves the city's employment be-
fore working 10 years, the city forfeits all the money
the cily paid into the system for that employee, and the
employee gets nothing, Case said.
"The FLS has a huge unfunded liability because it
has allowed other employment sectors such as school
districts to enter into the FLS and has given them credit
for past service but has not made them fund that ser-
vice," Case continued.
Cities, which have a higher turnover rate than
school districts and state workers, are contributing the
greatest amount to the system, she said.
"The FLOC can help you develop a retirement plan
that will not only save you money but provide a bet-
ter plan for future employees," she said. "In 1985 we
established the Florida Municipal Trust Fund, and we
collectively negotiate with vendors who are normally
associated with the administration of pension funds."
Benefits of the FLOC plan include:
The money stays in the city.


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The employee can take the plan with him.
The plan gives control to the local government.
The plan offers mobility to the city and employees.
The council will vote on a resolution on the opt-out
on Dec. 5, followed by the first reading of an ordinance
establishing procedures for the opt-out process.


St. Bernard's slated
for new entrance
The Holmes Beach City Council last week
tentatively approved a site plan showing a new
entrance for St. Bernard Catholic Church.
The plan's designer said the only area be-
ing affected is enclosed. The plan will separate
the main sanctuary from the entrance area to
reduce noise. The entrance doors will be moved
to create a vestibule. The front steps will also be
covered by a canopy.
According to a letter from Public Works
Superintendent John Fernandez, the zoning dis-
trict does not have minimum requirements as
found in other districts. He said he applied com-
mercial standards to the plans.
The plan will be voted on Dec. 5.


Holmes Beach changes
December meetings
The Holmes Beach City Council will hold its regu-
lar meeting on Dec. 5; however, the work session date
has been changed from Dec. 19 to Dec. 12. On Dec. 19,
from 3 to 6 p.m., the council will host a Christmas
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Election suggestions
Bradenton Beach voters go to the polls Tuesday,
Dec. 5, to elect a new mayor.
Three candidates are seeking the office: former
councilman Leroy Arnold, businessman and planning
and zoning board member Dan Goodchild and retired
pilot and councilman Walt Grace.
All good men all three have the skills needed to fol-
low in the footsteps of Katie Pierola to guide Bradenton
Beach through the intricacies of small town government.
Arnold has offered some good ideas for the city dur-
ing his campaign. We particularly like his concept of
adding more eyes and ears to aid the police department
in the form of citizen volunteers. We would like to see
a citizen "community watch" program initiated to curb
auto break-ins.
Goodchild has been an advocate of better partner-
ships between businesses and residents. Those relations
have been strained in the city in the wake of the expan-
sion of the Bradenton Beach Marina and the subsequent
lawsuits and countersuits. We like Goodchild's thought-
ful responses to questions of taxes, fees and other rev-
enue generators for the city.
Grace has proven to be a hard-working councilman
in his one year of service. His list of memberships to ser-
vice organizations on the Island show his concern for the
community. Grace's effort produced more practical
county bus service to the Island.
Bradenton Beach is in the middle of a rebirth. Renova-
tions are half-finished on the fishing pier, restoration of the
Bridge Street area is continuing, but both projects are await-
ing the outcome of pending grant applications. Neither
project can wait for a mayor to go through an extended
learning curve to know the ins and outs of the projects.
We believe Walt Grace's current experience on the
council gives him the edge over the other candidates. We
endorse Walt Grace for mayor of Bradenton Beach.

'Yes' on bridge vote
Voters will also have what is called an "official straw
ballot" question on their ballot Tuesday regarding the
proposal to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge at
Manatee Avenue with a high, fixed span.
Please vote for repair of the bridge in Holmes Beach.
Please vote Tuesday.

Check your list
Check your holiday shopping list please. Something
may be missing until you read the lists of needs from our
area community service organizations in the special sec-
tion this week, 1995 Holiday Wish Book.
Check it twice. And hopefully you can add some-
thing to benefit everyone on Anna Maria Island.


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No Gulf parking kicks off petition
The only place left in Anna Maria where you park
to view the Gulf, watch the sunsets and enjoy the am-
biance, has been taken away by commissioners of
Anna Maria City.
To see what we mean, drive by the city's new fence
on Gulf Boulevard just south of the post office, be-
tween Magnolia and Palm Avenues. Don't stop or you
could get a ticket.
Help us restore Gulf Boulevard to what it was for
many, many years. Call one of us to sign our petition.
Jack Jolley, 778-7332; Ellen Trudelle, 778-3021;
Thomas Brown, 778-1314, Beverly Waterman,
778-4817; Margaret Jenkins, 778-5217; Ben
Bartell, 778-1012; Dawn Cramer, 778-6413; and
Bubba Stewart, 778-4362, Anna Maria City

Thanks for generating
Safe Place volunteers
Thank you so much for the wonderful article on
Project Safe Place. I appreciate your assistance in get-
ting the word out to the Island community about this
worthwhile program.
The article in The Islander Bystander generated
more response from prospective volunteers than we
have received up to this date. It made me feel good to
know that there are so many Islanders concerned for the
wellbeing of today's troubled youth.
Our next volunteer training is scheduled for Nov.
28 and 30. The training of enough male Island volun-
teers will allow the Anna Maria Island Community
Center and the Island Domino's pizza to open as Safe
Place sites by January.
I am grateful to you for your enthusiasm for and
support of Project Safe Place.
Wendy Batey, Community Relations Specialist,
Family Resources Inc.

DOT getting even after Anna
Maria Island Bridge battle?
Up around Chicago a journalist named Harvey
immortalized the statement, "... and now the rest of
the story." Your editorial, "Good things and bad,"


[Nov. 23] about the malfeasance of the Cortez
Bridge "contract" was right on target, but please
consider the following.
You refer to the "dumped plan to replace the
Cortez span with a megabridge." Don't be misled -
the Florida Department of Transportation had no
choice since, in their zeal to replace, they did almost
no upkeep on the span since that planning com-
mencedand as verified by our inspecting "task
force." When priorities shifted to State Road 64
(Manatee Avenue) they faced the possibility of span
failure. The work being done is hardly a bridge re-
hab that would give a safety lane and resurface
pier sections and extend its life 40 years but more
of a frantic effort to make the bascule last until they
conclude business at the Anna Maria site.
The document you refer to as a "contract," presum-
ably the same as mine, defines specs for some 200
pages, identifying project 13040-3528, but doesn't
carry one signature; hence, we cannot sue anyone re-
gardless of the chicanery with which this effort is laced
or falsified commitments.
Those specifications, however, are quite stringent.
They detail, as you indicated, that the job must be com-
pleted by Oct. 30, but continue, "... in order to assure
completion as mandated the contractor will, if neces-
sary, work 24 hours per day, seven days per week ..."
Totally ignored! According to paperwork, the contrac-
tor must forfeit $230,000.
Oh yes, the red lead paint! A supervisor, during our
one visit to the worksite, acknowledged DOT had re-
moved about 60 percent of it before the job started ...
surprise! Guess who got the really great $100,000 tur-
key, and who paid for it!
Lastly, the "get even" factor! For the last 38 years
Cortez span's bridge tenders have signaled vessels with
a quaint siren which, on the nearby Island, faintly re-
sembled a can opener. Behold the upgrade a horn
seemingly borrowed from Amtrak, clearly audible to
Longboat Key and guaranteed to deny sleep through-
out half of Bradenton Beach with a prolonged plus
short, followed by four quick blasts. Our tourist trade
should appreciate this!
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach


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THOSE UWER THE BAYS
Part 11, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria--
by June Alder









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An abandoned officers' quarters on Egmont Key as it looked in 1938.



GOOD NEIGHBORS


In its 25-year history Egmont Key's
Fort Dade named after Major Francis
Dade (hero of the "Dade Massacre" dur-
ing the 1840s Seminole
War) never fired a gun at
an enemy. But it was a life-
saver for Wilbur and Mary
Bean Hall and other settlers
at the turn of the century.
The night the couple ar-
rived in 1898 with their
baby daughter to take over
the homestead of Mary's
father (who was on his .
deathbed) Wilbur faced up Dr. J.B. Le
successfully to the chal-
lenge of his lifetime: to deliver, unaided
and alone in the wilderness of the iso-
lated island, his second daughter.
Fortunately, he was within reach
of the fort across the channel where
there was a small hospital. Pioneer
physician and pharmacist Dr. J.B.
Leffingwell tended to Mary and little
Bertha, and in the years between 1898
and 1902 delivered the Halls' three
subsequent children.
Wilbur made arrangements to sup-
ply the fort's commissary with fresh
produce and fruit from his farm. He of-
ten took his pay in trade, bringing back
staples such as rice, grits, beans, salt and
sugar for his growing family.
On foggy nights Mary would tie
several lanterns to their dock to guide
Wilbur. Once he failed to make it home.
He had struck a channel buoy and, rather
then risk going on, had decided to tie up
to it for the night. Mary was relieved to
hear his "hallo" in the chill of the next
morning.
Another time Wilbur sailed over to
Egmont with Sam Cobb. On the way
back a rain storm swamped the boat, and
the men were swept overboard. Sam
used to relish telling the story: how they
both came up spluttering; Cobb let loose
with a few cuss words but all that former
evangelist Wilbur came out with was,
"Oh dear, oh dear."
As time went on "the Army brats"
and the Island kids visited back and
forth. The fort was a great place to play.
There were horses to ride and special
treats from the lonely soldiers. And
there was the thrill of climbing up to the
top of the old lighthouse to see for miles
around through a spyglass. The old
lighthouse keeper, Charlie Moore, could
be counted on to tap his vast store of


ffi


tales about Indians and pirates.
Baseball teams from Tampa and
Braidentown came to challenge the
Fort Dade team of which
Johnny Jones, soldier son
of Islanders John and
Sophie Jones, was man-
ager. He could be sure of a
S good contingent of fans
from Anna Maria to cheer
his "boys" on.
SFor five years the fort
was merely a collection of
small buildings with quar-
ngwell ters for no more than 100
men. But in 1905 President
Theodore Roosevelt decided to "beef
up" the fort, which would also boost
the local economy.
Contractor for a half-million dol-
lars worth of improvements was H.
Walter Fuller, co-builder of the short-
lived Bradentown trolley in 1903
(Nov. 2 column). Fuller and his fam-
ily lived on Anna Maria Island during
this time. By the time Fuller was
through, Fort Dade was an impres-
sive base with a complement of 300
troops.
A 1910 map shows besides ad-
ministrative buildings and barracks,
three artillery batteries, an ammuni-
tion storehouse, a hospital, stables, a
mess hall, a gymnasium and a rail-
road track leading to several long
wharves with coal bins.
But by 1915 the fort was inactive,
and in 1923 it was closed down except
for a lone caretaker.
In 1940 the military authorities
held a big auction sale of buildings and
equipment. Islanders were invited to
take their pick of things like doors and
doorknobs, window frames, bathtubs
and plumbing. After that, the remain-
ing empty buildings were set afire.
Now a national wildlife refuge and
popular state park, Egmont is a para-
dise for shell hunters, bird watchers
and the gopher tortoise whose tracks
crisscross the red brick roads leading to
nowhere. Due to the damage traipsing
tourists have done to the ecology, park
supervisors are considering restricting
the public to the north tip. That would
be a pity.

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on Passage Key


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Council OKs lease fee for yacht basin docks


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After more than an hour of negotiating, the Holmes
Beach City Council last week came up with lease terms
for the docks in Crabby Bill's Yacht Basin that appear
to be palatable to everyone.
The issue surfaced a year ago when property owner
Bill Zalla received council approval to improve the
docks. At that time, it was learned that the first two to
six feet of the docks are city property.
At a July work session council agreed to allow
Zalla to lease the city-owned portion of the docks for
20 years at $1 per year, with Zalla maintaining the sea-
wall and docks and assuming liability.
In August, council revised the terms of the lease to
10 years with a 10-year option and a lease fee based on
a percentage of the property taxes.
In September, council learned that the rental fee
would be only $6.87 per year if based on a percentage
of the property taxes. They revised the fee to $1,000 per
year.
Zalla responded to council's decision saying he
was appalled by the city's offer. He maintained that the
city did not honor its agreement and noted that the two
reasons for the lease are to eliminate the city's liabil-
ity on the city-owned portion of the docks and to en-
sure that he maintains the seawall.

Maintenance of the seawall
Council Chairman Luke Courtney asked if Zalla is
bound by the terms of an agreement between former
owners Eleanor and Tony Tatakis in which the city
gave up claim to a portion of the basin if the Tatakises
would maintain the seawall along Marina Drive.
Her interpretation is that the agreement runs with
the land, replied City Attorney Patricia Petruff.
"Then we do have coverage of the seawall," said
Courtney.
"We strongly question that," responded Zalla. "We
had our council research it and feel we have no liabil-
ity for the seawall. People say you're giving us some-
thing for nothing. We agreed to take over maintenance
of the seawall for a token fee. It would cost $400,000
to $500,000 to replace it. Now you're saying pay the
$20,000 ($1,000 per year for 20 years), plus take the
liability for the docks, plus pay your attorney's fees."
Courtney said the city could ask him to remove his
portion of the docks from its portion of the docks.
"Only the first two feet is yours," said Zalla. "If
people jump over and don't make it, they'll fall in the
city's hole."


In the agreement between the city and the
Tatakises, the city gave up any right to the remainder
of the basin in exchange for the Tatakises maintaining
the seawall "forever," Petruff noted. If the property
owner says he does not have the responsibility to main-
tain the seawall, the city could contest the portion of the
agreement granting him the basin.
"According to supreme court rulings, people like
the Tatakises can't make deals and pass them on to the
next guy without the guy knowing it," Zalla replied.
There has to be full disclosure at the closing (on the
property's sale), and we have to sign off accepting that.
This was buried and nobody knew about it."
"The seawall maintenance is not part of this deci-
sion," Mayor Rich Bohnenberger noted. "It's already
been established. The council needs to make a determi-
nation as to the fair market value of that land."

Negotiating a lease fee
For Zalla to pay only $6.87 per year in rent is
"laughable," said Councilwoman Carol Whitmore.
"I think it's important that the city have the assur-
ance of that seawall being repaired and we don't have
to pay for it," Councilwoman Billie Martini com-
mented.
"If the city wants to take care of the seawall, I'm
happy to pay $1,000 a year," Zalla noted. "I will not
pay $20,000 and then accept liability for the seawall."
The issue is whether the $6.87 per year is fair mar-
ket value for leasing the property, Petruff pointed out.
"If a taxpayer of the city challenged that, would
you feel comfortable with me going into court and say-
ing, 'Yes, your honor, this is fair market value of that


strip of land.' If you do, then I have no problem trying
to defend that."
Petruff also said she feels the property appraiser's
office "grossly undervalued" the property, calling into
question the figure on which the $6.87 per year lease
fee was based.
The lease fee must be objective in order to make it
defensible in court, said Whitmore.
"The city could ask what he paid for the property
and base the fee on a proration of what he values the
basin," Petruff suggested. "Or you could have the prop-
erty appraised and find out what it's worth to have ac-
cess to the waterfront."
Council should consider that residents who lease
the city's T-end docks will be paying annual fees of
$20 to $25, Bohnenberger noted. It should also con-
sider recovering the city's legal expenses.
"This strip of property is relatively useless for any
purpose other than maintaining the right of way and
seawall," he said. "I don't think it's to the city's ben-
efit to deny Mr. Zalla the opportunity to improve that
area and his docks. The reality is you have to be fair to
him and the taxpayers."
Whitmore suggested a lease fee of $100 per year,
and Zalla said he would accept that and also pay the
city's legal fees and assume liability of the docks and
seawall.
Council members Pat Geyer and Don Maloney
said they did not feel comfortable with that fee.
Whitmore, Martini and Courtney said they did.
Petruff said the leasing of city property requires an
ordinance. Courtney said the ordinance will be pre-
pared and voted on at the Dec. 5 meeting.


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Fundraiser recital
Sunday night
Conductor Alfred Gershfeld will perform on
violin joined by pianist Lyudmila Afanasieva and
four members of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Orchestra and Chorus in a recital to raise
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Be wary of Center
solicitors
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is once
again warning Island residents that a Clearwater orga-
nization has been falsely soliciting donations by phone
in the name of the Island Community Center.
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly says the
Center does not solicit by phone and is not part of the
campaign being mentioned in the phone requests. Any-
one receiving such calls may contact the Center at 778-
1908.
Anna Maria says
thanks to citizens
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
took the opportunity to issue public thanks to several
city residents at the Nov. 14 city commission meeting.
Plans for the new pavilions city employees built at
the entrance to the City Pier were donated by architect
Laura Gee.
"Thank you, Laura," said Charnock, "for your
civic-minded donation, given so generously in such a
short time."
Charnock also thanked Jim Taylor of Taylor-Made
Marine Construction for his help with driving pilings.
Danny Gagne of Quality Builders also received
recognition from Charnock "for his immediate unsolic-
ited assistance Nov. 9 with an emergency repair of the
walkway to the City Pier."
Manatee migration
underway
Hinkley has its buzzards, Capistrano has its swal-
lows, St. Marks has its butterflies and Tampa Bay has
its manatees.
Every year, as water temperatures begin to dip to-
ward 60 degrees, manatees begin a migration toward
warmer water. Although many of the gentle creatures
are already hunkered down in warmer water, stragglers
are still moving through the area.
Popular places for manatees are warm-water
outfalls at power plants. There were about 70 sea cows
spotted at the Tampa Electric Co. power plant off
Tampa Bay last week, with more expected.
Boaters are urged to be especially careful to avoid
collisions with the slow-moving marine mammals.
Manatees seem to like to be in water depths of three to


Historical reunion
Marlene Fletcher, sitting lower left, administrative secretary at Anna Maria Elementary School, recently hosted a
class reunion of her own at the Manatee County Beach. Twelve of Fletcher's 35fellow business school graduates
from Augsburg, Germany, flew to Florida to celebrate their graduation 40 years ago. The group stayed in Orlando
for week and came to the Island for a day. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Gisela Fuechsle.


seven feet also a popular area for boating.
Boat collisions take a major toll on manatees, with
33 of 1995's 162 manatee deaths to date determined to
have been caused by boats.

New occupational-license
fees pass in Anna Maria
For the first time in four years, the city of Anna
Maria has increased its occupational-license fees by
approximately five percent.
Following the recommendation of Vice Mayor
Chuck Shumard and a committee of city residents, the
city commission gave unanimous final approval Nov.


14 to Ordinance 95-543 levying fees "for the privilege
of engaging in any business, profession or occupation"
within city limits.
There was no public comment at either reading of
the new ordinance. The schedule of fees is available at
City Hall.
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Regarding a Bradenton Beach election article last
week, Dan Goodchild is still a member of the city's
planning and zoning board and said, "The whole ma-
rina area was an eyesore, but when the marina is fin-
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Holmes Beach Park (Behind City Hall) 5901 Marina Drive

Community Orchestra & Chorus Presents
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Alfred Gershfeld, Violin
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Carleton Brower Violin
Eleanor Diesing Cello
Paul Diesing Flute
Tim Smith Tenor
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$15 donation at the door
proceeds to go to the
Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra & Chorus
Reception will follow concert
in the Fellowship Hall


Beauty Berry available at Fine Arts Festival
The Beauty Berry, an all-but-vanished Island native, is aptly named for the brilliant magenta berries clus-
tered along its four-to-six-feet stems. A limited number of these spectacular plants will be offered for a small
donation at the Anna Maria Beautification booth at the Fine Arts Festival to be held in Holmes Beach on
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3. Also available will be pots of purple-plumed Muhly Grass and hurricane
resistant Gumbo-Limbo trees which are excellent native replacements for Australian pines. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Michael Miller


Fishing exhibit at Island Museum


The Island Historical Museum has opened an ex-
hibit dedicated to fishing in the '60s on Anna Maria
Island.
Paula Tripp has assembled the collection of pic-
tures from the files of the Islander and The Islander
Press, donated by Don Moore, a former Island news-
paper publisher.
Also included in the exhibit are pictures of proud
fishermen holding trophy-sized fish taken in the early
morning on the picturesque flats south of the city pier,


donated by June Alder; and a humorous poster entitled
"Definitely a Winner," donated by Amy Young, niece
of Otto Rung, who owned the Rod and Reel Pier in the
60s.
The exhibit will be open through the month of
December. The museum is open on Tuesday, Wednes-
day, Thursday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
Early Settlers Bread is sold on Wednesdays.
For information, call the museum at 778-0492.


'Jazz at Noon' Friday at Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota


Drummer Bob Rosengarden and the Sarasota All
Stars will present the Jazz Club of Sarasota's first-ever
"Jazz at Noon" concert on Friday, Dec., 1 at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Thompson Parkway, City
Island, just south of Longboat Key.
Admission will be free.
Performers will also include Bob Haggart on bass,
Kenny Soderblum on tenor sax, Gary Deary on trum-
pet and others to be announced. The Jazz Club has
presented previous concerts at Mote but this is the first


Island Branch Library lines
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
enjoy two exhibits through the month of December.
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria will offer a
display of mixed media. The exhibit, entitled "Is-
land Art by Island Artists," features local themes
that can be seen in pottery, jewelry, paintings, prints
and sculpture.


noontime event there. Various area locations are used
to reach more people.
Other free noontime concerts scheduled include
Hank McDermott's jazz sextet Friday, Jan. 12, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center; the Mike Royal
Trio Friday, Feb. 9, at the Sarasota Music Archive; and
the Jerry Jerome group, Tuesday, March 26, in the
Sarasota Opera House courtyard.
For more information on these and other Jazz Club
events, call 366-1552.


up two December exhibits
Anna Maria Island artist Thelma Weeks will have
on display her works in clay and sculpture which in-
clude frogs, turtles, birds, clowns and masks.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Dr. Holmes Beach.
For more information, call the library at 778-6341
or visit the branch.


The Woman's Club of Anna Maria invites all
women who are interested in their community to join
the organization.
The club was founded Dec. 11, 1941, by 12
women of the community and immediately had 38
charter members. It has maintained a steady growth
since that date. In 1946, the club joined the Florida
Federation of Womens Clubs and the General Federa-
tion of Womens Clubs and so maintains both national
and international associations with other women who


Mistletoe Bazaar
New Christmas items will be featured at the
Mistletoe Bazaar to be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Staged by the Roser Women's Guild, the bazaar
will offer for sale craft items, new and second-time-


are interested in their communities.
Members perform community, charity and com-
mittee work and also share a lively social activity cal-
endar during the season.
The club meets on the first Wednesday of every
month from October to May at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City, at 1 p.m.
Membership inquiries should be directed to Sarah
Maloney, president, at 778-4865.


at Roser Church
around Christmas gifts and decorations, baked goods
and plants including poinsettias.
Proceeds from the bazaar will be used for four
scholarship programs and to support local and county
organizations.
Call Margaret Act at 778-3624 for information.


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Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will host its annual Mistletoe Bazaar from
9 a.m. to 1:30p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Handcrafted works, intricate shell crafts, Christmas decorations, plants
and luncheon goodies will be available. Mistletoe elves include sitting, from left, Pauline Brown and Mary
Ragan and standing, from left, Helen Webb, Margaret Art, Shirley Butterfield and Mildred Liming. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Holiday 'Greetings' from
the Island Players
The Island Players will open a nine-performance
run of Tom Dudzick's "Greetings" starting Friday
night, Dec. 1. The holiday-gathering cast includes,
counterclockwise, Sandi Simpson, Diane Kearney,
David B. Haynes, Jo Kendall and Gabe Simches.
For ticket information, call the box office at 778-
5755. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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Fernand G. Hebert
Fernand G. Hebert, 73, of Sandown, N.H., and
Cortez, died Nov. 21 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Lowell, Mass., Mr. Hebert began visit-
ing Manatee County from Sandown in 1983. He was
a computer operator for Centronics in Hudson, N.H.,
for 10 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World
War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a son,Richard
of Peterborough, N.H.; a sister, Yolande Alien of
Nashua, N.H.; two brothers, Marcel of Merrimack,
N.H., and Laurent of Nashua; and a grandchild.
Services and inurnment were held in New Hamp-
shire. National Cremation Society was in charge of the
arrangements.
William J. Kenney
William J. Kenney, 79, a former mayor and com-
missioner of Longboat Key, died Nov. 23.
Mr. Kenney came to Longboat Key from New
York in 1967 after a 20-year career as an engineer and
managing commercial real estate. In 1968, he was ap-
pointed to the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning
Board and served as vice chairman. He also served on
the committee responsible for the Town Master Plan


and on the Water System and Finance Committee.
Mr. Kenney was elected to the Longboat Key Town
Commission in 1969 and served for eight years, in-
cluding a three-year stint as mayor from 1974 to 1977.
After retiring from politics in March 1977, he was
appointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Kenney supported and helped pass a zoning ordi-
nance that capped Longboat Key's maximum popu-
lation, but didn't oppose all development. He served
on the building committee for St. Mary Star of the Sea
Catholic Church on Longboat.
He was a longtime member of Bird Key Yacht
Club, Longboat Key Yacht Club and Mission Valley
Golf Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith Kelly of
Westchester, Pa.; a son, Robert Kenney of Venice;
two sisters, Jeanne MacWilliams of Stamford, Vt.,
and Joan Perkins of Pearl River, N.J.; two brothers,
Robert of Somers, N.Y., and John of Orlando; four
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held at St. Mary's Star of
the Sea on Longboat Key. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 6055
Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
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Christmas tree lighting at
Roser Church Sunday
The third annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebra-
tion and Service will be held at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.
The Chancel Choir and the Community Youth
Chorus will perform and group caroling will be fea-
tured.
The event will take place outside the main doors of
the church located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The public is invited to attend.

Episcopal women to hear
Father Park Allis
Reservations are required to attend the general
meeting of the Episcopal Church Women of the Church
of the Annunciation to be held on Thursday, Dec. 7.


Father Park Allis, rector of the Chaplaincy Mission
at the community college, will speak.
The meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. in Lowe Hall
of the church located in Holmes Beach
For reservations, sign up by Monday, Dec. 4, in the
church office or call the church office at 778-1638.

Longboat Chamber to hold
monthly reception
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly Business After Hours at Dixie Lee's
Fine Wines and Spirits, 2030 Bee Ridge Road,
Sarasota, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting
will be provided. Door prizes will be awarded. Cost is
$5 for members and $10 for guests.
For information and reservations, call 387-9519.


Island Shopping Center to
hold open house
The second annual Island Shopping Center Holi-
day Open House will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from
5 to 8 p.m. at the center in Holmes Beach.
Merchants at S & S Plaza are joining the festivities
this year and shops and galleries throughout the area
will be open. Crabby Bill's is hosting their grand re-
opening at the same time.
Carolers from Manatee High School will stroll
throughout the shopping centers and the Anna Maria
Elementary School choir will perform at 5:30 p.m.
The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra will
offer a repeat performance of last year's holiday musical
entertainment at The Islander Bystander at 6:30 p.m.
The festivities center around the shopping centers
at the intersections of Marina and Gulf Drives and
Holmes Boulevard and Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.


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Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, left, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger, and Anna Maria City Mayor Dottie McChesney encourage
Island residents to "Light the Way" and to support the sale of luminarias by the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


Light up the Island on

Christmas Eve


It should be easy to light up your
Christmas Eve this year with
luminarias.
The custom of lighting luminarias
dates back to the time of the conquista-
dors. Today, luminarias are lighted at
sundown on Christmas Eve signifying
the remembrance of Mary and Joseph's
search for a resting place.
The Anna Maria Island Community
Center is offering a packages containing
10 luminarias candles, bags and sand.
Call the center at 778-1908 or 778-


9409 to place an order.
The American Association of Uni-
versity Women, Manatee County
Branch, is also selling luminaria kits as
a fundraiser for its local scholarship
fund.
The kit includes 12 white candles,
12 white bags, matches and sand.
The AAUW's luminaria kits are
available on the Island again this year
at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, in the Is-
land Shopping Center.


Cribbage club says the color of money is green
The Sunday cribbage club from Rotten Ralph's traveled to Kissimmee recently
for the Jim Arblaster Memorial Tournament. Club members include Thelma and
Dick Suman, Barb and Charlie Hill, Tom Reagan, Don Gegg, Ralph's bartender
Randy Willard and David Lennon. Gegg brought home $78. Barb Hill, the
Sumans 'daughter and a relatively new player pictured on the right, was not to
be stopped she posted total winnings of $730. Let's hear it for Barb. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.


Hazen Hunter
Eric Peterson
Dorothy L. Hamer
Bernard R. Bates II
John L. Schneider
John R. Bagget III
Charma Zelina
Dagmar A. Rogers
Helen Myczkowski
Barbara Cantwell
Wilma B. Hendrix
Patricia Williams
Kathleen Stickles
Stephanie S. Dailey
Kenneth J. Lohn
David A. Merritt
James J. Kuliesh
Henry F. Drescher
David W. Marshall
John Bananas
Louise K. Bachar
Jerry Emberton
Janet L. Kemeny
Lucille T. DeMitro
Robert Barbiaux
Robt. Kochensparger
Alma Kochensparger
Marion W. Stump
Ken Boprzykowski
AnnaBelle Smith
Ann Brown
Walter Johnson
John Dawson
John G. Brown
Mike Norman
Inez Norman
Victor M. Kamprath
Esther B. Kamprath
Phil Cicconetti I
Appovine D. Ender
Wahnita Schwaner
Cathy Frederickson
Sue Shinka
Mary L. Barbiaux
Seth Laehn
Karl R. Gilkerson
Rebecca Brown
Donna Roush
Larry Hinds
Nick Messina
Iris Kay Perry
Mike Perry
Norm Temple
Mike Hodges
Edward Peters
Rene Barsalou
Doram Wiltse
Kathryn Miller
Pauline Shank


Amanda J. Curtis
Kathleen Stickles
Nancy J. O'Brien
Dorann Nasewicz
Thomas Ksepka
Linda Darnell Martin
Norma M. Foley
Madeline Weber
Rodger Gaffney
M. G. Dyukhuizen
Louise Reynolds
Barbara F. Lohn
Candy J. Lewis
Frances La Spina
Joseph La Spina
Donald Czachorski
Stephen Winowiski
Barb Cicconetti
Steve Humphrey
Doris J. Howard
George W. Hawley
Lee Myczkowski
Stan Nasewicz
Margaret Isgro
Barbara A. Rousseau
Jeremy Smithay
Beth Humphrey
Yogi Isgro
Fred Gilliland
Ronald Brown
Cecil E. Shank
Kurt Klemen
Pauletta Kilgore
Norma Dawson
Charles Weber
Richard H. Smith
Harold Wortman
Sherri Adriano
Dave Valdes
Bernice Wortman
Oleda Weng
Josephine Hodge
Michelle Friend
Alice M. Neifert
Laura Grey
Al Wing
Alex Schwaner
Viola K. Weber
Joseph Collura
E. Fuse Thatcher
Jason Brown
William Reubold
S C.Opensky
David P. Kelly
Joe King
Mimi M. Pace
Vicki L. Baker
Edna J. Stump
Ken Wiley


Robert Howard
Tina Grooms
Nick Karpuk
Eleanor Jones
Daryl Fullagar
Jim Kissick III
Mark Slivinski
Cathy Springer
Art Dunton
Bryan Herman
Wayne Grant
Lewis Holbrook
Ursula Vick
Ken Fullaor
Brent Van Winkle
John H. Brown
Michelle Neilson
Ryan Bray
Arlene Byrne
Robert Byrne
Louise Hollister
H. L. Hollister
Michelle Depoe
Jan Thompson
Terri Norwood
E. Clark
Robert Ulrich
John A. Gest
Bill Wagner
Iva LaPoint
Ron Whadley
Syd Gilvear
Tom Blough
Chris Lee
Jack Thomas
Barbara Blough
Denis Cogan
Dorothy Gilvear
William Bryant
Winifred Gold
Anita Hixson
Isabelle Davis
Steve Smith
Arthur Morrill
Goldia Smith
Jerry Ray
Sarah Scott
Sandy Howes
Chuck Howes
T. Roach
Michelle Payne
Bob Lammerhirt
Matt Pavlin
Dave Giles
K.M. Benison


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Tour attracts

buyers, browsers

and the jolly one


At the Artists Guild Gallery, Anna Maria watercolor-
ist Jean Carlson, right, shared some of her favorite
Island scenes with daughter Sue Carlson. Islander
Photos: Cynthia Finn.


Organizers of the first-
ever Holiday Gallery
Night Tour Nov. 22
reported a steady stream
of patrons at six Island
visual-arts galleries.
Katie Holmes gave her
official holiday hug to
Santa who parked his
sled at Phoenix Frame.


Teresa and Tom Slatten
of Laguna Beach, Calif,
are frequent visitors to
the Island who enjoyed
the Thanksgiving Eve
opportunity to gallery
hop.


Don Brownewell of Holmes Beach took the tour with
his 9-month-old granddaughter Kylie who found
plenty of attractions at Island Gallery West.


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Exclusive book signing by Author Gib Bergquist
Dec. 1 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at T77e Islader Bystader
Music at 6:30 p.m. by the Manatee High
School Chamber Orchestra
All monies from the sale of Gib Bergquist's book,
Cracker's Crumbs, go to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment Fund. $19.95 plus tax.


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Clubs
The German-American Club of Manatee County
will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at
8 p.m. at Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center, 6919
26th St. W., Bradenton. On Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning
at 7 p.m. the club will hold its Christmas Dance with
music provided by The Band Called Fred. Information/
reservations: 756-5180.
The Manasota Genealogical Society will meet on
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Main Library,
1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Drs. Mary and
Norman Bowers will speak on "Researching 1,200
years of Ohio Families." Lunch will be offered at the
Pier restaurant from 1:30 to 3 p.m. after which the club
will discuss Ohio research. Information: 729-3632.

Events
Selby Gardens December classes open Monday,
Dec. 4, when the Sarasota High School marine biology
department's popular floating classroom, the "Carefree
Learner," explores the coast of Sarasota Bay. Three envi-
ronmental tours of the bay are scheduled at 9 a.m., 11 am.
and 1 p.m. Departures will be from the Selby Gardens
dock in Hudson Bayou. Cost: $10 members/$15 non-
members. Information/registration: 366-5731, ext. 10.

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McKeever. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.

"Star of Wonder," a holiday star show, will be
offered each Tuesday through Sunday in December at
1 and 4 p.m. at the Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St.
W., Bradenton. The show includes recent evidence that
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Holiday kickoff
After the joy of Santa as a kid, right after the com-
mercialization of the holiday season set in, especially
since businesses started displaying Christmas merchan-
dise before Halloween ... I became just a little disen-
franchised with the whole scene.
Then you come to Florida where no matter how
hard you wish for snow in time for the holidays it
ain't gonna happen.
But each year I searched for the one thing that
would signal a beginning the true spirit of the
"Holidays."
One year, one of my first in Florida, I'm ashamed
to admit that the spirit struck me at the mall. The mu-
sic, the carolers and the kids visiting Santa just hit me
all at once. It was beginning to look a lot like Christ-
mas.
A few short years ago, it was the selection of a
nine-foot Christmas tree at the former dive shop in
Bradenton Beach. Back then, they were about the only
place on the Island to sell trees.
I'd forgone a tree for many years, opting to place
presents in and around a chair or a column of sculpture
in the living room.
My Christmas spirit often came in the form of a
short, three-day vacation in Key West, the kids having
flown off to visit and celebrate and share the holidays
with relatives in Illinois.
The spirit of Christmas was in short demand in the
"city of bones" Key West. There I discovered
something was always in the midst of a celebration.
The spirit of Christmas lies in the hearts of chil-

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dren. You can hardly muster enough spirit for Christ-
mas without finding the child in your heart, or the child
in the heart of others.
Last year The Islander Bystander took part in an
open house where we "reside" the oldest shopping
center on the Island at the Island Shopping Center.
We stayed for the evening, presented refreshments
and hors d'oeuvres for the masses, and arranged for the:
Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra to perform
on the sidewalk in front of our shop.
Well, I have to tell you that I doubt seriously I was the
only one wearing goose bumps when these kids played.
It was sophisticated and elegant and the greatest
boost of holiday spirit you could ask for. Add that to
3-year-old Ben Murphy's delight over having his pic-
ture taken on the lap of Santa and you have the whole
spirit of the season wrapped up in one night.
Who could ask for more?
This year the high school orchestra will return from
6:30 to 7:30 Friday, Dec. 1, in the same location.
Santa will preside at the Artists Guild Gallery.
Carols will be sung in a performance by the choir
of children from the Anna Maria Elementary School
and Leesa Wittus will stroll and sing among the shops
and shoppers.
In only its second year, the event has expanded to
include the galleries in the area of Marina and Gulf
Drive, the merchants in S&S Plaza and the surround-
ing area.
Anna Maria's own benevolent Privateers, those
gallant men in tights, will beckon shoppers to Crabby
Bill's where everyone is invited to stop in for their
grand re-opening.
It's the rarest of occasions a special moment
to share with neighbors and friends right here on
the Island. Go nowhere else. The spirit of Christmas
will arrive Friday night in Holmes Beach. We begin
at 5 p.m.
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Folks are always looking for new places to shop
and dine. Not to disappoint anyone, two new places
have opened in the past week and they both promise
something different and enjoyable.
Gourmet shaved ices in more than 25 flavors and
a full-service kite shop are now available at one shop
in Bradenton Beach at Wind and Snow.
Half the store is dedicated to shaved ice delights in
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STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 18


flavors from apple pie to watermelon. The other half of
the store specializes in an array.of interactive wind art
and kites, including powerful stunt kites.
I've often craved the coconut-flavored shaved ice
treats I sampled at the beach in Key West from a bi-
cycle-peddler. Rumor has it the shaved-ice specialties
started in Hawaii. Try one. It's definitely not your av-
erage snow cone.
Wind and Snow is now open at 111 7th St. N.,
Bradenton Beach, across from the beach on 7th St. N.
You're invited to try a horse of a different color in
Cortez at the all-new Seahorse Raw Bar & Grill.
The new owners have worked long and hard to
make over the former pizza parlor and will host a
Grand Opening Party on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 1, 2 and 3, beginning at 11 a.m.
Live music will be featured on Friday and Satur-
day evenings beginning at 9 p.m. and from 3 p.m. on
Sunday afternoon. Plenty of food will be available in-
cluding of course raw oysters.
The Seahorse Raw Bar & Grill is located just a short
distance from the Cortez Bridge in the Village of Cortez.

No parking, sir
On CBS's 60 Minutes this week, Andy Rooney
turned his focus on handicapped parking.
Rooney and his hidden camera crew observed per-
fectly healthy people parking in marked handicapped
spaces, walking to shops, the airport and businesses, and
then hopping back in the cars and trucks and driving away.
"Maybe they have heart problems," Rooney said.
During the taping, Rooney and his crew only saw
one parker with a wheel chair.


From the former, tiny
office of The Islander By-
stander in the Island Shop-
ping Center at the western
end of the complex, we
had first-hand observation
of the abuses of handi-
capped parking. With only
two handicapped spaces in
the center parking lot, one
directly in front of our of-
fice and the other just across the drive on the corner of
the hardware store, we observed plenty of abuse.
We watched people park in the handicap spots and
shop, visit restaurants or do laundry. Sometimes they
pulled in the space and reached down to produce a
mirror-hung handicap permit.
We thought the handicap tags must be coming with
the "happy meals" as a bonus at McDonald's, so many
people had them.
The final straw came when an off-duty sheriffs
deputy backed into the spot and headed off for a croissant
"Excuse me," I said as I followed him down the side-
walk. "Did you know you parked in a handicap space?"
He hadn't notice the faded sign and informed me that
without the proper handicap markings and signage the law
regarding illegal use of the space couldn't be enforced.
A call to shopping center management changed
that. New signs and handicap symbols soon appeared
in the spaces. It didn't change the abuse.
It seems illegal handicapped parking goes as unno-
ticed as speeding on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
Now the shopping center has remarked all the
spaces in the parking lot. Nice, new stripes everywhere
- including along the wall at the end of the hardware


store where the Artists Guild provided a mural. These
stripes however, caution "no parking." They wiped out
three-well used spaces, apparently at the suggestion of
Holmes Beach Police Officer Chuck Stearns.
One "frequent shopper" who shall remain name-
less but whose initials are Janet Aubry said she was
considered blacking out the painted words to paint in
her own message "private parking."
Reportedly Stearns suggested that parking along
the building there constitutes a hazard.
Why didn't Stearns make note of the fact that at
the center's exit on Holmes Boulevard (just a car's
length or so from the offending parking situation)
there is no stop sign?
Only cars coming from the opposite direction on
54th Street have a stop at the four-way intersection.
Cars drive right through the center and into the inter-
section to the greeting of blasting horns and screech-
ing tires with great regularity.
At both the Gulf Drive and Marina Drive ends of the
shopping center, cars have to back directly onto busy
streets to exit parking spaces. No problem there officer?
With a seasonal shortage of parking spaces in the
center already, the next step will be for employees to
park on surrounding residential streets. It won't be the
first business in Holmes Beach to resort to such a
method of customer service.
It's just another indication of how growth is affect-
ing our daily lives.
Multi-storied parking garages are likely to show up
on the next revision of the Florida Department of
Transportation's plans for State Road 64 and the Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue.
We'll have to insist they include a bike path and
skateboard ramp.


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'Amahl & the Night Visitors'
to be presented at MCC
A one-act opera appropriate for the Christmas season,
"Amahl and the Night Visitors" will be presented by
Manatee Community College music workshop students in
free performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec.
1 and 2, in Room 3802 of Music Building 3800 on the
Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St W., Bradenton..
Words and music by Gian-Carlo Menotti tell the
story of Amahl, a crippled shepherd boy. He and his
mother give refuge in their hut to the three kings who
are following a bright star to the birthplace of the Christ
child. Driven by a desire to help her child, Amahl's
mother attempts to steal some of the king's gold.
Caught by a page, she returns the gold and her son is
miraculously healed.
For more information, call the MCC Music Depart-
ment at 755-1511, ext. 4351.

Jazz Club offers free
jazz program
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will sponsor another in
its series of Jazz At Noon concerts on Friday, Dec. 1,
featuring Bob Rosengarden and the Jazz Club of
Sarasota All Stars.
The group includes Bob Haggart, base; Kenny
Soderblom, tenor sax; Dr. Gene DiStasio, trombone;
Gary Deary, trumpet, and Charlie Prawdzik, keyboard.
The 90-minute free concert will occur in the out-
side pavilion at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Thomp-
son Parkway, City Island.
For more details, call the Jazz Club at 366-1552.

Van Wezel debuts rare
solo piano recital
Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will


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present a rare solo piano recital by the great minimalist
composer Philip Glass at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Glass holds an important place in music history as
the composer of operas, music for dance, choreogra-
pher, film scores and unclassified theater pieces. The
evening's program will include excepts from many of
his works.
For ticket information call the Van Wezel box of-
fice at 953-3368.
Annual holiday art sale at MCC
Shoppers looking for unique Christmas gifts will
find hand-crafted pottery, fine art prints and other one-
of-a-kind objects at the Annual Holiday Ceramics and
Graphics Sale at Manatee Community College on Fri-
day, Dec. 1.
Designer art works include vases, goblets, jewelry,
etchings, drawings, lithographs and much more.
The event is open to the public and will be held
from 8 am. to 6 p.m. in Ceramics Room 2027 and Art
Building 2000, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Proceeds from the sale help to support MCC ce-
ramics and graphics activity programs.
For more information, call 755-1511, ext. 4251.

Manatee Players auditions
for 'Song of Singapore'
Auditions will be held at the Riverfront Theatre on
Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. for "Song of Singapore," to
be presented Jan. 25 through Feb. 11.
The show is a comic cabaret murder mystery wo-
ven around a score of jazz solos and ensemble num-
bers.
Casting calls for two female and four male vocal-
ists interested in 1940's swing singing. Ages range
from 20 to 50. Additional roles will be created for two
to four performers, high-school age and up. The abil-
ity to play a musical instrument is helpful for all roles
but is not essential to any role. Those interested in au-
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Thanksgiving is over and you have had your
fill,
And the memory of that meal is with us still.
For there was plenty to eat and to quench
your thirst,
So you ate so much you thought you would
burst.
And you never stopped to think, I am sure,
Just who it was that would feed the poor.
So if the Salvation Army gal you should
meet,
Put some change in her kettle so others can
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able clothing. An accompanist will be available.
The Manatee Players is located at 102 Old Main St.
in Bradenton.
For more information, call Peter Massey at 748-
0111.

Florida Studio Theatre
opens for season
Florida Studio Theatre will open on Tuesday, Dec.
5, with Woody Guthrie's "American Song," featuring
the songs and writings of the great American folk
singer and composer Woody Guthrie.
The uplifting musical revue tells of Guthrie's life
story from his childhood in East Texas and Oklahoma
to his travels across the country during the Great De-
pression.
The theatre is located at 1241 N. Palm Ave.,
Sarasota.
For details and ticket information call the box of-
fice at 366-9796.

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AMBERJACK: 28-inch minimum fork length; 3
fish daily possession limit.
BLACK DRUM: 14- to 24- inch slot limit; 5 fish
daily possession limit; cannot possess more than one of
more than 24 inches.
BLACK MULLET: no minimum length; 50 fish
limit.
BLUEFISH: 10-inch minimum fork length.
COBIA: 33-inch minimum fork length; 2 fish
limit.
DOLPHIN: 10 fish daily possession limit.
FLOUNDER; 11-inch minimum length.
GROUPER: (black, gag, red, yellowfin,
yellowmouth,scamp): 20-inch minimum length; 5 fish
limit; no harvest of Nassau grouper allowed.
JEWFISH: closed. Illegal to possess.
KINGFISH: 12-inch minimum fork length in state
waters; 20-inch minimum federal waters: 2 fish limit
in state and federal waters.
MANGROVE SNAPPER: 10-inch minimum; 5
fish limit.
PERMIT: No bag limit for fish of less than 20
inches; 2 fish bag and possession limit for fish of more
than 20 inches.
POMPANO: 10-inch minimum length.
REDFISH: 18- to 27 inch slot; closed in March,


April, May. 1 fish limit.
SEABASS: 8-inch minimum; no bag limit.
SHARK: daily bag limit of one; maximum possession
limit of two. The harvest of sawsharks, sawfish, basking
sharks, whale sharks and spotted eagle rays is prohibited.
SNAPPER: 20-inch minimum on red snapper; 12-
inch minimum on cubera, dog, silk, queen, mahogany,
blackfin and yellowtail; 10-inch minimum on gray or
mangrove snapper; 8-inch minimum on vermilion
snapper, lane snapper. Bag limit 10 daily (no limit on
lane or vermilion). Limit may not include more than 5
mangrove daily or 2 red snapper daily.
SNOOK: 24-inch minimum length; closed Jan.,
Feb., June, July, Aug.; 2 fish limit; cannot possess more
than one fish or more than 34 inches.
SPANISH MACKEREL: 12-inch minimum
length; 10 fish limit.
SPECKLED TROUT: 14- to 24- inch minimum
length; 10 fish limit.; cannot possess more than one of
more than 24 inches.
TARPON: no size limit; 2 fish limit; requires $50
tarpon tag to possess or kill.
For questions on rules in state water, call the Florida
Marine Fisheries commission at (904) 487-0554.


SRemember daily limit
catches offish to avoid
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STEEL


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 19, retail theft, 414 Pine Ave., J.D. Food
Mart. The subjects fled the scene after pumping gaso-
line without paying. They were stopped by a deputy,
and a witness positively identified the subjects and ve-
hicle. The subjects were placed in custody.
Nov. 19, animal bite, 800 block of North Shore
Drive. The complainant reported she was walking
down the beach when a dog slipped out of its collar and
bit her on the leg. The owner said he had vaccination
papers. The deputy told him to keep the dog confined
until he is contacted by an animal control officer.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 17, burglary, criminal mischief, 2500 block
of Gulf Drive. The complainant reported a person un-
known pried open a sliding glass door to a game room
and attempted to open a soft drink machine. Damage
to the door was $200.
Nov. 19, lost property a gold ring with a dia-
mond valued at $4,000 to $5,000, Coquina Beach.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 17, found property a mountain bike, 102
39th Street, Alamanda Villas.
Nov. 18, suspicious, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported a subject purchasing ciga-
rettes gave him an altered driver's license. The subject
left the license on the counter upon leaving the store.
The officer confiscated the license.
Nov. 18, suspicious, 2000 block of Fourth Street.
The officer responded in reference to loud music and
when he approached the residence, he observed the
subject inside smoking a pipe which appeared to be one
normally used to smoke marijuana.
When the subject answered the door, the officer


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noticed the faint odor of burned marijuana. He advised
the subject and his roommate of what he observed and
asked them to give him the pipe. They did so. The of-
ficer advised them to keep the noise down. The pipe
was placed in property to be destroyed.
Nov. 18, suspicious, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria Elementary School. The complainant reported a
person unknown threw a chair through a cafeteria win-
dow.
Nov. 18, burglary to an automobile, 6000 block
of Marina Drive. The complainant reported a person
unknown entered his vehicle and removed a .45-cali-
ber, automatic handgun loaded with ammunition in a
60 round extended magazine.
Nov. 18, found property, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle
K. The officer was in the Circle K when an elderly fe-
male in front of him left her wallet on the counter. Af-
ter failing to catch her before she left the parking lot,
he returned the wallet to her home.
Nov. 18, alarm, 600 block of Dundee Lane. The
officer responded in reference to a fire alarm and upon
arrival learned the resident had set off the alarm while
cooking.
Nov. 18, assistance, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. An anonymous caller reported that a subject who
was wanted for questioning about a truck theft was in
the business. The caller also advised the officer of the
subject's first name. The officer contacted the sheriffs
department to get further information, deputy re-
sponded and the two went to the business, but the sub-
ject had left. The deputy knew the subject had an out-
standing warrant for violation of parole.
Nov. 19, traffic, Key Royale Bridge. The com-
plainant reported a dead blue heron was in the bridge
roadway. A public works employee removed the bird.
Nov. 19, assist sheriffs department, 3610 East
Bay Drive, Dry Dock Inn. A sheriffs deputy requested
that a Holmes Beach officer place a subject wanted on
an outstanding warrant in custody. The officer did so
and transported the subject to the deputy.


WILD ABOUT


Adopt a greyhound
though Island Rotary
The Anna Maria Island Rotary will sponsor
the adoption of greyhounds through Make Peace
With Animals, an organization which rescues
former greyhound racing dogs.
Michael Advocate, Rotary chairman, has ar-
ranged with Make Peace With Animals for own-
ers of greyhounds with their adopted pets to be at
the Rotary booth during the Anna Maria Arts
League's Fine Art Festival. Prospective owners
will be able to see first-hand how gentle and af-
fectionate greyhounds are as pets.
According to Advocate, greyhounds get
along with children of all ages even the very
young as well as other animals. Although the
greyhounds are a large breed, they do not require
a great deal of space.
The Fine Arts Festival will be held on Satur-
day and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, in Holmes Beach.
The Rotary will also be selling "Entertain-
ment 1996" at the festival.


Nov. 19, burglary, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown forced open a
utility room door and was sleeping in the room. Inside
the room she found a folding lounge chair and blankets.
At an outside shower, she found two bottles of sham-
poo and two towels.
Nov. 19, grand larceny, 4000 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported while visiting his son, his
vehicle was stolen by a person unknown. The vehicle
was later recovered in Bradenton.
Nov. 20, assistance, 63rd Street boat ramp. The
complainant dropped his car keys in the grass and could
not find them in the dark. The officer found them us-
ing his flashlight.

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Celebrating oysters, holidays


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Let's give some credit where credit is due.
Amongst my friends, Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving
without a bushel of oysters around. Over the years the
critters have sometimes been local, more often north
Florida and sometimes from out of state.
When we actually have to find out-of-state oysters
it's a sobering occasion, and much comment is made
about the declining condition of our state's waters.
But this year we found Apalachicolas (much to
some folk's surprise) and they were wonderful. Small,
only a tiny bit muddy, nice and salty and about as tasty
as oysters can ever be.
We fried and roasted some (eventually), but ate
most of them on the half shell. Celebrating Thanksgiv-
ing and celebrating Florida it's hard to beat a bushel
of good oysters.
For the record, and giving credit where it's due,
these came from Barber's Seafood in Eastpoint and
were delivered two days after harvest according to the
accompanying tags. A 60-pound bag set us back a
whopping $20 at Walt's Seafood in Sarasota.
Best buy of the holiday.
By the way, did I mention the stone crab claws we


The last chance to enter a team for the 1995
Anna Maria Island Community Center Indoor Soc-
cer Christmas Tournament is Dec. 1.
Tourney director Scott Dell says the teams are
rapidly filling the age bracket categories, and he
urges everyone to get their entry information in
soon.
The Christmas Tournament will be held at the
Center Dec. 16-23.
Only teams may register to play in the games.
Divisions are broken into male and female by age
groups of: 9 and under; 10-12; 13-15; 16 and over.


Winners in the Nov. 25 horseshoe games were Joe
Angelo of Anna Maria and Alan Szakaes of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Tony Fecco of Cortez and Bill
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had with dinner, too? I guess that should go without
saying in this community.

Filet and release cobia
Mote Marine Laboratory has asked fishers lucky
enough to find cobia to turn over the carcasses to the labo-
ratory. No, no, no, they don't want the whole fish, just the
remains after you've removed the wonderful filets.
Mote and Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in
Ocean Springs, Miss., are cooperating on a two-year
study to collect life history information on cobia in the
waters between North Carolina and Texas. Funding is
coming from the Marine Fisheries Initiative, with stud-
ies going on at the same time in the south Atlantic and
Gulf of Mexico to learn if growth rates and reproduc-
tion are the same in both areas.
While the study if focusing on age and growth data,
it also includes trying to determine the length of the
spawning season, the number of eggs females produce,
whether all the eggs are released at one time or if the
fish are batch spawners and the size at first spawning
for both males and females.
The truth is, good information on cobia is just
about non-existent as so few studies have been done.
The information Mote and others compile will help to


The player's age as of Aug. 15, 1995, determines
the division he or she will play in.
At least six and no more than 10 players are
required for the 12 and under teams. Players older
than 13 may have no less than five or more than 10
players on a team.
Registration is $60 per team.
First and second place prize packages for each
division will be awarded. Awards include items do-
nated by Champs Sports, trophies by the Trophy
Case and clothing from Team Edition and Umbro.
For more information, call 778-1908.


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The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
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Cobia ages are determined by removing the
otoliths (ear stones), splitting them and counting the
rings, much as we do with trees.
Carcasses are needed to obtain fork length of the
fish, the otoliths from the head and the gonads. Since
no fish flesh is needed, go ahead and filet the fish and
then release the rest of it to Mote.
For more information, call Mote at 388-4441 and
ask for a member of the Cobia Research Team.

You just can't reason
"...with a hurricane season," as Jimmy Buffet likes
to sing. But sometimes you can safely slip around one
like we did this year.
It's over. As of Dec. 1, the Atlantic hurricane sea-
son is officially over.
This season, the busiest in 60 years, saw 11 hurri-
canes and eight tropical storms. Damages in the U.S.
amounted to 36 people killed and $5 billion in wreck-
age. Totals for all areas came to at least 121 people
killed and $7.7 billion in damages.
Not since 1933 which saw a total of 21 hurri-
canes and tropical storms have we had such a vio-
lent storm season.
So from Allison in early June to Tanya in early
November, we bid the 1995 hurricane good-bye, and I
hope we don't see another like it for a long, long time.

Manatees a'coming to warm
water
With the big slide in water temperatures recently,
we're seeing manatees doing their annual migration to
warm water. And a lot of them pass through our waters
on their way to someplace else.
So come on boaters. Keep an eye out for these
wonderful creaky creatures (after all, this is MANA-
TEE county) and lets see if we can't co-exist with them
this year.

Remembering King Canute
And now, buried way down here at the end where
hopefully nobody in authority will see it, is my tribute
to King Canute "The Great" (994?-1035).
This gentleman, King of England from 1016-35,
Denmark from 1018-35 and Norway 1028-35, came to
mind this past week as I read about our communities
decision to "declare war on Red Tide."
You may remember King Canute, too. He was the
fellow so taken with his talent and strength he vainly
ordered the tides to stop. Can't help it, he just came to
mind when I read the story.
See you next week.

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Winter weather means hot winter fishing


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Winter fishing is just ahead and anglers are already
starting to diversify in their catches. The summer's
grouper, snook and reds are making way for flounder,
sheepshead and snapper. Get offshore now while grou-
per fishing is at its peak and look for some.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier anglers
are catching sheepshead, flounder, black drum and a
couple of redfish.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching snook using ballyhoo for bait, red-
fish, nice-sized flounder and a few sheepshead.
Toni at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said their four-
hour trips averaged 110 head of Key West grunts, red
and black grouper. The six-hour trips averaged 120
head of mangrove snapper, Key West grunts and red
and black grouper. The nine-hour trips averaged 25
head of mangrove snapper and red and black grouper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's catching a
full range of this area's best: snook, reds, trout, floun-
der, sheepshead, bluefish and cobia.
Mike at Annie's Bait & Tackle said regulars Fred,
Bart, Zal, Rick, Kate and Peter of Wisconsin and
Holmes Beach boated about 50 fish early last week,
including linesiders, reds and trout. And he said a cus-
tomer came in late in the week to report a lot of 20- 22-
inch trout he got into while fishing in Perico Bay. Mike
added the best catch of the week was a 14-pound snook
- the big ones are still around.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said he spotted a
couple of cobia near the artificial reef three miles from
shore one day last week. There are some big sheepies
around the Skyway Bridge, he said, and grouper are
moving in closer to shore in about 60 feet of water.
Georgia at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier
said they've been catching lots of flounder, speckled
trout, redfish and some big grouper.


Registration ends Dec. 1 for players wishing to
participate in the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
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Youths aged 5-16 are eligible to play, and league
playing age is determined by the player's age on Dec. 1.
Cost to play is $25 for Center members, $30 for
non-members.
Mandatory tryouts are scheduled for Dec. 2 for
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5-7 years old, 9:30 a.m.
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Peaking grouper
Grouper fishers have two wonderful things going for them right now: the fish have moved closer to shore in
about 50feet of water, and the action is at its peak. Dorijano Gobo, visiting here from Cliffside Park, NJ,
caught this 10-pound red grouper while fishing on the charter boat Reef Reacher with Capt. Phil Shields.


Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing very good with snook, mostly near
mangroves right at the shadow line. There are also
some good reports of nice-sized trout, Carl added.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's been fishing in about
50 feet of water this week and doing very well with
grouper, although he's finding more blacks than reds


while offshore.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook and redfish have
been his best catches this week, all coming onto the
hooks with shrimp.
Capt. Mark Bradow has been catching red and
black grouper off the artificial reefs in the Gulf about
three to seven miles from the Island.
On my boat Magic we've been catching sheeps-
head, mangrove snapper and flounder in the backwa-
ter. Offshore, we've been catching black grouper.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been catching sheepshead
and a few redfish. White bait is getting harder and
harder to find, a sure sign that winter is coming.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said that white bait
is also about gone for the season, which means it's time
to switch to live shrimp for bait. Sheepshead and man-
grove snapper are starting to show up near the piers and
docks around the area, Bill said, and offshore grouper
catches won't get much better than they are right now.
Those elusive kingfish are starting to show up, too.
Good luck and good fishing.

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(at end of Bridge St. on pier)


11-13 years old. 11:30 a.m.
14-16 years old, noon.
For more information, call 778-1908.

... and flag football, too
Registration ends Dec. 1 for this year's Anna Maria
Island Community Center flag football program.
Boys and girls aged 11-16 may participate in this
non-contact sport. Cost is $7 for Center members, $10
for non-members. Flag football games will not interfere
with basketball games. For information, call 778-1908.

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Island Real Estate Sales
102 68th St., Holmes Beach, 201 Seaside Beach
House, a Gulffront 1,257 sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath condo
built in 1977, was sold 10/20/95, Long to Slone, for
$147,000; list $168,000.
107 6th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 75x88 lot, was
sold 10/18/95, Williams to Kelley, for $71,000; list

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4 HOLMES BEACH, FL.


CHARMING HOME IN ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA,
recently remodeled kitchen and family room with
newer appliances, tile and many built-ins. Screened
porch w/spa and separate deck. #67468. $107,000.
Call Roni McCuddin Price eves. 778-5585.
CATALINA SUBDIVISION ... 3BR/2BA, split bed-
room design with walk-in closets, tile entry and
kitchen. Garden area in lanai. In excellent school
district. Motivated seller. #64688. $105,000. Call
Sally Schrader eves. 792-3176.
SOUTHERN PARKWAY ... 2BR/2BA with a new
roof. In a good location, close to school, bus
stops, shopping center and hospital. A good buy
for the money. #64772. $77,900. Call Horace T.
Gilley 792-0758.
MOVING ON UP? CHOICE WATERFRONT PROPERTIES
Rarely is there a
house available on
tub and cagethe widest canal in
i. atrAnna Maria. 3BR/
2BA with lush
landscaping, citrus
trees and
Reclinata Palm.
Boat dock
accommodates 70. yachlt; adideonal boat slip. Jacuzzi
Magnificent






le. Wad &carig t and dchery. $32BR2BA $89,000 .
Bayfront with
spectacular views.
3BR/3.5BA, two
fireplaces,
hurricane shutters,
Se gas heated pooV
spa and private
50' dock w/remote
controlled boat
lift. Water & electricity at dock. #DY65759. $589,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
MARTINIQUE ...
2BR/2BA with incredible view
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Two car garage, storm
shutters, tennis, elevator,
secured lobby and heated
pool. #CH57185. $154,900.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
Karin Stephan
REALTORO I
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Mobile:
941-350-5844
Fax: 941- 778-3035
WEST WINDS ... exclusive residential direct Gulf view
complex. Bright and cheery 2BR/2BA first floor unit.
Security doors, heated pool and only steps to the
beach. #67250. $179,900. Call Karin Stephan eves. at
388-1267.
Pru corporate sposors of Mot-Marin Lbrty.S


unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 237 Runaway Bay,
a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 10/
20/95, Ring to Niemann, for $97,000; list unknown.
236 S Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a bay front
ground level 1,775 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1961 on a 110x115x74x140 lot, was sold 10/13/95,
Anderson to Zirzow, for $340,000; list $389,000.
517 74th St., Holmes Beach, a canal front ground
level 1,935 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1967 on
a 100x110 lot, was sold 10/20/95, Garrity to Connolly,
for $220,000; list $249-244,000.


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5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Martinique
South, a Gulffront corer 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1970, was sold 10/23/95, Harrison to Belmont,
for $137,500; list $164,900.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Martinique
South, a Gulffront corer 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1970, was sold 10/23/95, Church to Dickson,
for $144,000; list $158,000.
623 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a canal front ground
level 1,543 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE


PEDDLING FOR
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Then call the Real Estate
Professional willing to go the
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When you demand excellence
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Buying or Selling
All of Perico Bay
CALL TODAY
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Call Marilyn Trevethan
Evenings 792-8477
MS Office 941-778-6066
o0[ Toll Free 1-800-865-0800


Luxury home only steps from wide Gulf Beach in the
city of Anna Maria. Custom built 4BR/3BA house with
open great room plan. Architecturally planned with all
top of the line features. $279,000. Call Ken Jackson
eves. 778-6986 or Agnes Tooker eves. 778-5287.

Fran MMaxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701Gulf Divs*POBox717-AnnaMaia. FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


WAGNER REALTY
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&ALE& AND RENTALS Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
R.\ 778-2246 Toll-free in U.S. 1-800-211-2323
ISLAND CONDOS
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB...2/2 .......... GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $189,500
COQUINA MOORINGS............. 2/2 ........... BAYFRONT....... CALL DAVE... $182,500.
GULF CABINS .................. 2/2 ..........GULFFRONT........... CALL ED... $179,900.
GULF CABINS .................. 2/2 .......... GULFFRONT......... CALL BILL... $174,900.
OCEAN PARK TERRACE .......... 2/2 ............. SIDEVIEW........... CALL ED... $169,000.
ISLAND BEACH CLUB ............. 2/1 ..........GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE... $124,500.
ISLAND BEACH CLUB ............. 2/1 .......... GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE... $129,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE .................... 2/2 ........... SPACIOUS....... CALL DAVE... $119,500.
BRIDGEPORT .......................... 2 ............ GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE..... $89,900.
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 2/2 ...GROUND FLOOR..... CALL JERRY... $120,000.
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 1/1 ...... LAGOON VIEW ........... CALL ED..... $78,900.
BEACH PLAZA .........................2/1 ........... GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE..... $73,500.
ISLAND HOMES
2107 AVENUE A ...................... 3/2 ....... BAYVIEW ........ CALL ED/DAVE.... $235,000
ISLAND APARTMENTS/DUPLEX
2305-07 GULF DRIVE .............................. 5 UNITS............... CALL DAVE... $359,000.
2400 AVENUE C .................................. FOURPLEX.............. CALL DAVE... $279,500.
3103-05 AVENUE F ...................... 2 COTTAGES/STUDIO.... CALL DAVE... $229,500.
93 NORTH SHORE DRIVE ............ 2/2 EACH SIDE............... CALL DAVE... $178,000.
LOTS
230 SO. HARBOR.................CANALFRONT-BAYVIEWS ...... CALL DAVE.... $147,500
4507 & 4510 125TH ST ..................... BAYFRONT....... CALL SUZANNE .... $549,000
MAINLAND PROPERTIES
6815 1ST AVE. DR. NW. ......... 3/2 .......... SPLIT PLAN........... CALL ED... $134,900.
PERICO ISLAND VILLA ........... 2/2 ........... LAKEVIEW CALL SUZANNE ... $126,500.
2608 33RD AVE. DR. E ..........3/2 .................... POOL........... CALL ED... $119,000.
34210 KINGSTON RD.............. 2/2 ... CORAL SHORES.... CALL JACKIE... $110,000.

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 30, 1995 N PAGE 27 liB


REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 26

1970 on a 100x115 lot, was sold 10/18/95, Horvat to
Howard, for $210,000; list $265-235-227-220-218-
216-214-212,000.
102 68th St., Holmes Beach, 201 Seaside Beach
House, a Gulffront 1,257 sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath condo
built in 1977, was sold 10/20/95, Long to Slone, for
$147,000; list $168,000.
107 6th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 75x88 lot,
was sold 10/18/95, Williams to Kelley, for $71,000;
list unknown.


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5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.
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"JE PARLE FRANCAIS"


ANNOUNCING...
THE CANADIAN CLUB
^ JOIN THE FUN TODAY.
CALL FOR DETAILS 778-6467 after hours
CANALFRONT 2/2 CONDO ............. $115,000
CANALFRONT 3/3 CONDO ............. $145,000
DUPLEX FIXER-UPPER 5/3............. $199,000
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2/2 .....$61,500 & UP

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1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 237 Runaway Bay,
a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 10/
20/95, Ring to Niemann, for $97,000; list unknown.
236 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a bay front
ground level 1,775 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1961 on a 110x115x74x140 lot, was sold 10/13/95,
Anderson to Zirzow, for $340,000; list $389,000.
517 74th St., Holmes Beach, a canal front ground
level 1,935 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1967 on
a 100x110 lot, was sold 10/20/95, Garrity to Connolly,
for $220,000; list $249-244,000.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Martinique


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778-1751
Evenings


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Bradenton Beach
FL 34217 Office


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This spacious and immaculate 5BR/3.5BA, quality built,
tri-level home offers an expansive double lot with over-
size 4 car garage and convenient Gulf access directly
across the street! The feeling of space and light is ac-
centuated by the generous use of antique white ce-
ramic tile floors, beige Berber carpeting and breezy
wrap around sundecking. Amenities include a relaxed
great room plan, gourmet kitchen with oak cabinets and
breakfast bar, sensible ceramic tiled traffic pattern,
ceiling fans, two central air and heat systems with heat
pumps and maintenance free vinyl siding and pebbled
landscaping. Fabulous home for the large or extended
family! Priced at $439,500 turnkey furnished.









CANALFRONT HOME WITH BAYVIEWSI
Enjoy the best of both worlds with this impeccable 2BR/
2BA waterfront showplace with deep canalfront boat
dockage plus breathtaking bayviews! Amenities in-
clude a handsome wood burning fireplace of Tennes-
see slate, light oak hardwood floors plus Berber carpet-
ing, sunny bayside Florida room with floor to ceiling
windows, French doors, cozy gourmet kitchen with oak
cabinets and breakfast bar, 5 X 7.5 acrylic hot tub and
maintenance-free vinyl siding and pebbled landscap-
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priced at only $269,000, including One Year
Homeowner's Warranty!
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South, a Gulffront corer 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1970, was sold 10/23/95, Harrison to Belmont,
for $137,500; list $164,900.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Martinique
South, a Gulffront corer 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1970, was sold 10/23/95, Church to Dickson,
for $144,000; list $158,000.
623 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a canal front ground
level 1,543 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in
1970 on a 100x115 lot, was sold 10/18/95, Horvat to
Howard, for $210,000; list $265-235-227-220-218-
216-214-212,000.


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A DOLL HOUSE. Well kept 2BR/2BA home close to
beach. Quiet park like setting in the City of Anna Maria.
$155,000. Call Bill Allen 778-1620.


CUSTOM BUILT TRI-LEVEL on wide canal. This al-
most new Key West style home has 3BR/2.5BA, view
of the Bay from 2 bedrooms, 1st level "bonus room"
perfect for office or play room with sliders opening to
covered patio and oversized hot tub. Living room has
built-in book shelves, all white gourmet kitchen is large
and open. $274,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 or
Carol R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB
PERICO BAY CLUB. A great view of two lakes from
this 1st floor 2BR/2BA condo. Guard gate, pool, ten-
nis, minutes from beach. $89,900. Call Zee Catanese
794-8991 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Spacious 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor
unit in the Villages with a wonderful lake view. 24
hour security, pool, tennis, minutes to beach.
$99,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Private and better than new
2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, beautifully decorated villa
with a view of tidal estuary and wildlife sanctuary.
Gated community tennis, pool. $115,900. Call Judy
Duncan 778-1589 eves.

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LOVESEAT, SOFA, 2 occasional chairs. Neutral colors.
$125. Dining table, 2 leaves, 4 chairs. Cream with wood
top. $100 firm. 778-1418.
STUNNING BLACK VELVET paintings of gorgeous nude
women. Perfect for that swinging bachelor pad. Call im-
mediately! These beauties wont last. 779-1045
DINING ROOM SUITE. Like new, solid oak. Table, 4
chairs and buffet base. 18" leaf and custom pad. $450.
778-7032
SEARS WHISPERAIR exercise bicycle, excellent condi-
tion. $250. Twin headboards, night table, triple dresser,
ivory gold trim, good condition. $150. 778-2542.
WANTED TO BUY key limes. 778-1314








Whether you are looking for an island property
or a Manatee County waterfront home, contact
the waterfront specialists, the exceptional people
at Michael Saunders & Company.


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ARCHITECTURAL JEWEL surrounded by
magnificent Banyan trees, enticing
waterviews. Expansive floor plan offers 4,800
+/- sq. ft. Separate 3-car, oversized garage
with potential studio/guest quarters. Dock and
davits. $750,000. Traute Winsor 727-7074 or
Bobbie Banan 383-2659.


DAZZLING BAY VIEWS from this corner
penthouse. Excellent amenities, boat
docks, tennis, pools. Most major appliances
have been recently replaced. Beautiful
move-in condition. $152,900. Bobbie
Banan 383-2659.


SUPER LOCATION close to the beach, beau-
tifully upgraded. 2BR/2B and 3BR/2B duplex,
large porches and utility rooms. Excellent in-
come property. $189,900. Janet Bellingar 727-
7870 or Kathleen Slayter 792-8826.


Residential Sales/Rental Division: Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6654
4400 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941)748-6300
6016 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941)792-2727


SEVERAL HUNDRED PIECES of quality costume jewelry,
boxed and in bulk. Will sacrifice as lot. 778-7589.
WANTED WORKING reel to reel tape recorder, 7 in. size.
Also Big Band era records. 778-0573.


SAT., DEC.2 & SUN., DEC3, 8 -3. 2915 Avenue C. Fish-
ing tackle, tools, bicycles, TV, stereo, C.B. radios, clothes,
boating equipment, vacuum cleaner, ceiling fans, exercise
stepper, more.
YARD SALE Sat., Dec. 2, 7 1. 116 White Ave., Holmes
Beach. Teacher items, Christmas items, lots of misc.,
bikes.
MOVING SALE. Fri., Dec. 1 & Sat., Dec. 2., 8:30 3.4 fam-
ily on 82nd St., Holmes Beach. Small appliances, furniture,
dishes, tools, books, Ig. size women and mens clothes.
GARAGE SALE. Sat., Dec. 2, 8:30 3. Gulfbay Rd., LBK.
Multi house, toys, misc. household.
PLANT GARAGE SALE. Fri., Dec.1 & Sat., Dec..2, 8 3.
208A 82nd St. Palms, fern baskets, orchids, foliage plants
and more.
YARD SALE. Fri., Dec.1, 8 1. 2104 Avenue A, Bradenton.
Beach. Furniture, luggage, housewares.
SAT., DEC.2, 8 -1. 779 Jacaranda, Anna Maria. Antique
sewing machine, trunk, desk and chair, bookcase, bike,
television sets, large battery charger, small appliances,
kitchenware, linens, lots more!


HUGE SALE. Sat., Dec. 2, Sun. Dec. 3, 8 ?2817 Ave. B.,
Holmes Beach. Many items to choose from. Come and see.
GARAGE SALE. Fri., Dec. 1, Sat., Dec. 2., 9 2. 207 Ar-
cher Way, Anna Maria. Kitchen items, bedding, yard tools,
bikes, John Deere tractor, tools, clothing.
Fri., Dec. 1, 9-2 St. Bernard Ctr. 43rd St., Holmes Beach.


BODYWORX FITNESS PROGRAM. Offering low impact
aerobics, step aerobics, muscle toning with weights, relax-
ation & stretching exercises. Silver Community Center,
23rd & Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. For info call Geri Travis.
779-2129.
SELF EMPLOYED? 100% low cost health coverage spon-
sored by the American Small Business Association. Call
Arnold. 794-0567.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-in
registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy Ducks and
Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.


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


1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.

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Open House 525 Loquat, Anna Maria
Sunday, Dec. 3 I 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.
Call (941)778-5590


SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
North Beach Village
6305 Gulf Drive
3BR/2BA, 2 big sundecks in a tropical setting.







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Turnkey furnished, all new carpet, 1/2 block to
beach. Own your piece of Paradise! $158,900.

Excalibur Realty
(941) 795-4394


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! 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!

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NEW LISTING! Attractive & immaculate 2BR/2BA canal
home. Spacious, split plan & kitchen with unique glass
partition to Florida room. End location & full canalview
with natural mahgroves. Raised deck, 10.5' X 24' plus
open patios & screened porch. Beautifully landscaped &
priced at $239,500. Call Marie Franklin.


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"We ARE Islt fnd."
9805 Gulf Drive PO By9 835 Anna MMIM nFlorda 34211
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


SPOSITIVE CASH FLOWI Let the rental income pay for
your mortgage. 1BR/1BA duplex only a short block from
the wide Gulf beach at the end of 79th St., Holmes
Beach. Turnkey fumished, only $122,500. Call Pat Jack-
son eves. 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6989.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 -Anna Mard, FL34210
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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ISLAND DRIFTER. 30 ft. pontoon boat with enclosed rest
room. Available for private and personalized charters with
Capt. Al Bentley. 778-4597.
24' BUCCANEER BAYLINER. Needs work, sleeps 6.
$1,900 OBO. Call 779-2029, leave message.
FREE 19' BOAT with trailer. You haul away. 8010 Marina
Drive. 778-6158.
7' SPORTYAK II dingy sailboat. New oars and oar locks.
$200 OBO. Call, leave message. 778-1058.
BOAT DOCK RENTAL. $75 mo. 620 Dundee, Key Royale.
(615) 962-0439.
DEEP WATER SLIP available immediately. Water and
electric possible. A stones throw away from public boat
ramp. Call Lance at 778-0533.
NEEDED. BOAT SLIP for 23' sailboat. Call 778-7161 or
778-0437. Please leave phone number.


PART TIME HELP needed to work with wholesale cloth-
ing. Job includes tagging, some shipping invoices 3 days.
No weekends or evenings. 778-7064.
MOTHER OF ONE will babysit your child in my Island
home. Diabetic children accepted. References available.
Please call Betty Jo. 779-2038.
IMMEDIATE POSITION AVAILABLE. Waitress full time.
Call Tip of the Island. 778-3909.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATION for permanent full time
cashier position. Apply at Crowder Bros. Hardware,
Holmes Beach.
TIRED OF NOT WORKING? Want to make $'s and meet
great people and have fun. Call me at 779-2079. Ginny
Dutton, Excel Telecommunications Rep. Independent rep-
resentative.


TREMENDOUS BIZ-OP in TV infomercials with 800, 900
#'s. Same biz since 88. Choose own areas in US. No
downside, cash biweekly every week. Astronomical future.
Corporate or owner operator investors. Cash in now for the
holidays. No experience. Passive or active. From $2,000.
(813) 252-4789.



ANNUAL RENTAL
Holmes Beach, near Gulf. 3BR/2BA. Only 1
block to 72nd Street Beach. Nice house with
built-in appliances, refrigerator, stack washer/
dryer, central heat & A/C. $750 mo. + security.
No pets. Available Dec. 15.


ree n 778-0455
REAL ESTATE 9906 Gulf Drive
OF ANNA MARIA Next to the Anna Maria
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GERI CARES. CNA, HHA quality in home care. Reason-
able, references. 794-0481.


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

MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Sholping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential & commer-
cial cleaning. Homes, condos, rentals and businesses..
Excellent references. Licensed, bonded. Call for estimate
or appointment. Beverly 778-1945.

"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.

RENTAL SERVICE. Beds and baby needs for rent. Mobile
service. Free delivery and pick-up 7 days week. Beach
rentals. 778-6438.
CLEANING SERVICES, residential, condos and rentals.
Reliable. Ann 778-5814.
DAY CARE. Loving, safe child care in my home. Nutritious
meals and snacks. Before and after school care. Infants
welcome. 778-2234.
COMPUTER SUPPORT. Training, troubleshooting, con-
sulting, repairs, Internet installations, Internet advertising,
backups, data entry, other computer services available.
Call 778-9271 anytime.
LANDSCAPING Lawn work, light hauling. Tree work, no
tree too big or small. Odd jobs of any kind. Call 778-3089
anytime.
DEUTSCHER HANDWERKER Sanitar Installateur,
erledigt Arbeiter aller art im Haus und am Haus. 779-1263.
INTERESTED IN SAVING up to 50% on your phone bill?
No gimmicks, no minimums. Call me at 779-2079. Ginny
Dutton, Excel Telecommunications Rep. Independent rep-
resentative.




DICK MAHER
REALTOR"
778-2261
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


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
Bradenton: 748-8551.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam sham-
poo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free deodorizing.
794-1278.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/Ex-
terior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident ref-
erences. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling spe-
cialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island refer-
ences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
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. Bradenton
748-8551.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober, prompt,
finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl tile, fine finish
painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul Beauregard 778-5617.

THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of home
repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience. Insured,
island resident, references available. Jim 779-2129.



ANNA MARIA LOTS
FOR SALE
WATER VIEW! Build your dream home on
this North End lot. Just reduced to $135,000
HAMMOCK ROAD CANALFRONT Quiet
neighborhood and close to beach. $156,000
Call Peggy eves 778-6483 or Steve 778-5052


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


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Just listed bay
and bayou front unit shows like a model! 2BR/2BA, many
upgrades, Berber carpet, ceramic tile, glass enclosed lanai.
Hurry, at a price like this it won't last! $169,900.


$99,99911 Runaway to the beach! Turnkey furnished
2nd floor condo in Runaway Bay has 2BR/2BA, club-
house, pool, tennis and easy beach access.


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Sandy \ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service -.13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7781345 AND 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


ECONOMY CONSTRUCTION
ROOFING AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
Call Don Tarantola RC0045125 RG0058589 PE002374 778-9244


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


REMODELING


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* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
* NECKS & MORF


ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


Deffenbaugh
LOCKS & SECURITY
LOCKED OUT?
HOME AUTO
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE-
RADIO DISPATCHED
SPECIALTY KEYS
LUGGAGE REPAIRS
By Appointment 778-5594


Painting by Elaine
Deffenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR
& EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
We repair popcom ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468


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Painting More
PressreCleanig local
Private &
Commercial news
Interior/Exterior
20 Years than any
Experience
*Husband/Wife Team other
Free Estimates source!
778-2139 source!


PRESSURE CLEANING & EXTERIOR services. Free es-
timates. Clean, seal, paint & repair roofs, gutters, walls
decks, drives and more. Arrow Enterprises. 749-1228.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE. All types of
residential cleaning. Free estimates. References on and off
the island. Call Rick. 778-2864. "Holiday cleaning now.".
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new homes,
alterations, additions. Free estimates, design service, qual-
ity, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450. (941) 795-1947.
ISLAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Fall specials on clean-
up & hauling. No job to large or small. Tile, texture, paint,
etc. Free estimates. Real Estate and builders 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/
1 BA, 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 -1 BR/1 BA vacation condo. Screened lanai,
sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Available 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 temporary
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 Realty, Inc.
778-2259.
BEACH RENTALS UNFURNISHED. 2BR/2BA apart-
ments. Recently refurbished. $650 & $750 mo. plus utili-
ties, annual. Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors. 778-0770.
1 BR/1 BA UNFURNISHED apartment. $400 mo. plus utili-
ties, annual. 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.
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.
BEACH FRONT 3BR/2BA downstairs duplex, covered
patio, carport. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry, C/H/A. Utili-
ties included, maximum 6 people. $2,500 mo. + tax. (941)
686-5448.
SUNBOW BAY Yearly unfurnished. 2BR/2BA apartment
w/lovely views. Pool, tennis, elevator, covered parking.
Non-smokers. $775 mo. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor.
778-2246 or 778-7976.
HOUSE FOR RENT. 2BR completely remodeled, new
appliances, 1st floor. Attached efficiency apartment. Walk
to beach. Days (813) 931-8888 eves (813) 960-2882.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT. duplex. Bay, beach, 2BR/
1BA completely furnished, utilities included. $1.,500 mo.
Four mo. $1,300 mo. Available Dec. 1 778-5793.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA canalfront home, ground level,
dock, garage. All service included less electricity. Yearly
lease $1,500. 778-5793.
SEASONAL FOR 1996. 2BR/1BA home, screened porch,
cable TV, washer/dryer, garage. Close to beach. (813)
689-0925.
GULF VIEW STUDIO apartment, Holmes Beach. Fully
furnished, annual $450 mo or seasonal $300 wk.. No pets.
Available Dec.1. (941) 293-6131.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Bradenton Beach studio apartment.
Walk to beach. $425. mo. includes utilities and cable. 1st,
last, security. Call (813) 935-2968.
SEASONAL. BE THE FIRST one to rent this newly reno-
vated 2BR/2BA house directly on beach. Great amenities.
(941) 778-2940 or 778-2357.
ANNA MARIA Gulf/Bay views. 1BR, patio, pool, w/d, fur-
nished. Seasonal or annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896
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/1 BA. Available til Feb.1. Seasonal $1,250.
mo. plus electric. 778-5458 or 798-9099.
BARGAIN RATES
SELECTED DATES for Dec and Jan. Casa Sierra, heated
pool, 2BR/2BA. 36th and Gulf Dr. 778-0032
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex, 2BR/1.5BA, garage,
on lake near beach. $675. Seasonal beautiful 2BR/1BA
near beach. Dec. Jan. $1,200. (941) 625-2889.
ANNA MARIA, at fishing pier next to Ato's restaurant on
water. Large apartments furnished, private courtyard,
heated pool and spa. Seasonal or annual $600 $900.
778-9188.
SEASONAL 2B.R/1BA Bayview. $1,450 mo. 2BR/1.5BA
$950 mo. Both 3 minute walk to beach and turnkey. (800)
977-0803 or 778-4523.
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
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE Condo. 2BR/1BA, great
view of intracoastal waterway, pool, covered parking,
cable TV. Close to beach. Annual $750 mo. 794-1181.
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


Now Accepting Applications For:
SERVERS LINE COOKS PREP PEOPLE
778-9566
5325 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL.


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Residential / Commercial
One Time or Long Term Available

Paul & Laura Cooper
Bonded & Insured British Owned and Operated
(941) 778-1771


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QUALITY
MAINTENANCE
We repair "wood rot"
PLUS HOME MAINTENANCE
PAINTING ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING CARPENTRY
(941) 778-0241 24-HR Emergency Service



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SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE NOW. 3/BR
canalfront home, fully furnished in Key Royale. 3BR Bay
Palms home with heated pool. 2BR/2BA fully furnished in
Westbay Cove. 2 pools, tennis, near beach and services.
Call Old Florida Realty 778-3377 eves. 778-3730.
GROUND LEVEL 2BR duplex. Florida room, w/d, 2 blocks
to beach. Available Dec. thru ? $1,400 mo. 778-6158.
LUXURY GULFVIEW TOWNHOUSE. Gulfside, Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2.5BA, garage, roof garden, elevator. Avail-
able Jan. Feb. $2,200 mo. 778-2819.
213 LAKEVIEW, Anna Maria City. 3BR/1BA, carport, laun-
dry, family.Newly remodeled. Charming ground floor
home close to everything. Mar., Apr. (941) 778-7068.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL! 3BR home near beach. Dec. or Jan.
$1,300 mo. 778-4473, leave message.
SEASONAL GULFVIEW, 2nd floor, 2BR/1BA. Available
Dec. 1st. $400 wk. fully furnished. (941) 293-6131.
HOLMES BEACH. ATTRACTIVE turnkey furnished 2BR,
Gulfview. Available weekly until Dec. 31. Reasonable.
778-4368.
FOR RENT. 2BR/2BA Playa Encantada overlooks tennis.
$1,850 mo. 758-9380.
AVAILABLE NOW. SPACIOUS 2BR/1BA home, steps
from beach. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, garage, huge
screened porch. No Pets. $2,200 mo., 3 mo. minimum.
May consider yearly. (813) 985-6765.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar., Apr.,
May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.
GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA, 3 floor unfurnished
townhouse. Ground: Parking for 2 cars, shower to know
the sand off your feet. 2nd floor: Mexican tiled living room
and kitchen, large balcony overlooking the Gulf. 3rd floor:
2BR/2BA, 2 balcony, freshly redecorated. $1,200 mo. 1st,
last. Magnificent view of the sun setting over the Gulf. See
Sun., 1 5 pm, 703 Gulf Dr. Corner 8th. Unit #1 just South
of Cortez.
ACCOMMODATION TO SHARE. Female roommate
wanted to share Island apartment. $425 plus deposit in-
cludes all utilities. Smoker, child, small pet O.K. 778-2234.
WANTED: APARTMENT FOR lady with child. 2BR,
long term. Can pay $500 mo. Ask for Charles McKenzie
778-5405.


GREAT GULFVIEW Watch the sunset from 12x30
porch. 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceilings,
great room, ceiling fans, wall-to-wall carpet throughout,
new 3 ton A/C, new roof, downstairs den and office, en-
closed 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 para-
dise, 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.
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE. Palma Sola Shores. 2BR/
2BA low fees, $100 mo. 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
appliances. 778-5057.
PENTHOUSE 3BR/3BA, 2080 sq. ft., sailboat water, tennis,
heated pool, Jacuzzi, clubhouse, covered parking, security
door. New carpet, tile, paint, fans. $139,900. 794-8961.
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE Condo. 2BR/1BA, great view
of intracoastal waterway, pool, covered parking, cable TV.
Close to beach and shopping. $84,900. 794-1181
WATER FRONT DUPLEX for rent or sale. Dock, davits,
2 or 3BR, modern, walkto beach. Information (813) 539-
5586.
2BR/2BA VILLA, LONGBOAT Key. Dock, pool, beach
access, more. Prime location. Beat the Snowbirds. Ask-
ing $133,500. 383-7242.


WALK TO BEACH. Condo, 2BR/2BA, 2 lanais, turnkey
furnished, covered parking, pool. $110,000. Yvonne
Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND VILLAGE Condo, many upgrades.
Ceramic tile, custom cabinets, removable windows on
lanai. Like new inside, perfect. Beautiful garden setting.
$119,900. Yvonne Higgins or Sandy Greiner Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777.
JUST LISTED. BEAUTIFUL split bedroom home with 38
ft. dock on sailboat water! Great Holmes Beach location,
large bedrooms and huge Florida room with water views.
$225,000 with home warranty. Call Sandy Greiner, Re/
Max Gulfstream 778-7777..
CANALFRONT VALUE is apparent in this 2BR/2BA re-
modeled Island doll house. Immaculate and ready to
move in. $185,000. Call Sandy. Greiner, Re/Max
*Gulfstream 778-7777.
ASSUME THE MORTGAGE on this Island duplex. Great
investment potential. Live in one side, rent the other. Call
Sandy Greiner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1 BR/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.
OPEN HOUSE SUN. 2 4. 1003 51st Avenue W., B'ton.
Cost efficient getaway, 15 minutes from beaches. Real-
tors welcome. 2BR/1.5 BA, newly remodeled manufac-
tured home. Mid 30's. Phone inquiries welcome. (941)
753-4049.
OPEN SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 1995. Spacious canalfront, boat
dock, Key Royale. 605 Emerald Lane. Call Sandy Moor-
age, Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261.
GULFFRONT PROPERTY for sale. 110' x 200', asking
appraisal price. Call 778-5814.
CANAL LOT, deep water, choice Anna Maria location. 75'
x 100'. $150,000. 778-2338.
PRINCIPLE DESIRES 2 or more units or motel. Holmes
Beach and North, Gulf front. Call 1 (201) 575-1706. Fax
1 (201) 575-6266.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is sub-
ject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes It Illegal to advertise "any prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or Intention to make any such prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination." of children under 18. To complain of dis-
crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing Impaired
(TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
Charles D. Tuppen HI, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
The perfect way to begin or end a
day, a week, or a vacation is with
Sa massage by Charlie.
by appointment only 778-7478
Home or Office visits available.
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E1 PAGE 32 E NOVEMBER 30, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


HEARD IN NEW ENGLAND 1 2 345 7 9 1 1 1113 14 15 16 17

BY HARVEY ESTES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ I ll I I


ACROSS
1 Sage
7 Circus surface
14 Ask for
identification
18 Alfalfa
19 For whom
appearance is
important
20 Heretofore
21 Best
23 Monopoly
property
24 1966 movie or
song
25 Graveyard shift
physician
27 "I'm !"
("Ta-ta!")
29 Capp and
Capone
30 Heartsick
31 Prefix with gram
32 X
33 Remedy
34 Apr. 15 harrier
35 Conditions
37 Cabbage
39 One that turns
either way?
40 Wade opponent
41 "Jane Eyre" girl
--Varens
44 Skillful
45 Sparklers


46 Mikhail, for one
47 Reb's anthem
48 Hightail it
49 -- on (spoil)
50 Families living
on chicken feed
52 Drive away
53 Curtain
fabrics
55 Musical
phrase
56 Follower's
end
57 Mustangs of
coll. football
59 Rated NC-17
60 More sharp
63 Interest group,
with "the"?
64 Elk
68 "Say again?"
69 Concerning
Comanches, e.g.
71 Shenanigan
72 Nile biter
73 Vanity case?
74 Car steering
option
75 Kind of class
78 Hurt
80 Drops drops
82 -- Hood,Tex.
83 Series end
84 Unpiloted
plane
85 Kind of ball or
hall
86 Angled pieces
87 Stuff
88 Circled items,
sometimes


89 Directional
ending
90 Judges' group
92 Beatles girl
93 High school
class
94 Inclined
95 Blank verse
rhyme scheme
96 Embargo
97 --Magnon
99 Postgraduate
deg.
102 Friend of
Pooh
103 Indeed
104 Pawn a
newspaper
108 Short putt, in
slang
110 rice
112 Ran
113 Employment
114 U.N. member
since 1991
115 Underling
116 1987Costner
role
117 Frankfurter
piece
118 It's left
behind
DOWN
1 Mclntoshes, e.g.
2 The beginning
3 Cast a ballot
4 Fervent
5 King of early
comics
6 Clues for
detectives


7 Wheeled
around
8 Time piece
9 Confidential
statistic
10 Where many
Indians live
11 Kind of price
12 Go down
13 Auditions
14 Eagle wearer:
Abbr.
15 Sexy trysts
16 Steamroller
17 Chiffoniers
20 Less hairy
22 Cut
26 Fruit snack
28 Return swing
33 Awakens
35 Nasty at
court
36 Suffer
embarrassment
38 Naples's Castle
of St.-
39 Give old news
41 At the current's
mercy
42 Faster
43 Trip back for
Thanksgiving.
maybe
44 Autograph -
45 Get separate
checks
46 Protein
source
49 Marcel
Duchamp, e.g.


50 Crows
51 Oriental
workplace
54 Just Plains folks
58 Goes soft
61 Poet Field
62 Big statue isle
65 Stuck
66 Wrap up
67 Shuffle


70 "Show Boat"
tune
76 Nut's best part
77 Stick
79 Learn in a hurry
80 Diver's weapon
81 Navy trainee
86 Fully packed
87 Becomes evident
90 One who's got it
coming


91 Tall prez, for
short
92 Moliere rival
93 Yankee
followers?
96 Sonny and Cher,
once
98 Public regard,
informally
99 Baroness von
Trapp


100 Reply sheepishly
101 Befuddle
104 Rug covers
105 Just one of those
things
106 Lambies'
mammies
107 Let
109 Small sports
cars
11 -- particle


STUMPED?


Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
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REALTOR' -
778-4796 \


Janis moved here from Brandon,
FL with her family. Her husband Ed
works for the Post Office and they
are retired military. Janis has over
10 ears experience in real estate.
Call her for ',our real estate needs.

minnninsam^.


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evator oversied 2
a pleasure to 10sh


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475,000 3BR/3B4. open $142,500 Dowrislars corner unit. 2BR/2BA.
ne, appliances, rr.'ale el- tile entr,, kitchen & tatihs, Berber carpel Enlry
car garage light & bright & is glassed and hIIng room eAlended Seven ceil-
Ro-e Scrnoerr 778-.2.61 ing lans doared kitchen ceiling Owner is Ii-
cerned real ectate agenl Call Lu Rhoden 778-
2261, eves 778-2692


OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL $144,900
Th-is L',-'EAhas s-.curly enrlry ele a3or pool:
marsae parking. acuizii boat dock .I prr.a.1
tb,:acrh on Gull Call Bil BoI ',Tn 778-261 or
7 8-6.r.19


WALK TO BEACH $124,900 Island Beach
Condo 2BR/2'BA, w/large screened porch New
tile. carpel &. appliances S& lu- painted C mr-
iTiunl', poo.l & leriris courtS Call .Mary Arnn
Schmidl 778-2261 e\es 778-4931


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The Manalee County Chapter of Habitat
for Humanity, Ihe Neal Communities, Neal &
Neal Realtors and especially Bob and Lu
Rhoden want to express their appreciation for
your contribution to the parking lot sale held
Saturday, November 18th. The sale raised in
excess of $1,300.00.
This money, combined with two other
events, will be sufficient to buy the materials
necessary to frame one new house for this
outstanding project.
Again, many thanks for your contributions
and your purchases. It means so much.


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Beauilul 2BR'2BA lop Iloor unit NUce on-site
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A VERY SPECIAL SECTION NOV.F.MBER 30, 1995


t's the time of year when we all take
a little extra time to give someone a
smile or send a greeting ... pause to
give a quiet hug or a word of praise.
It's a very special time of year for
friends, family and Islanders this
Holiday Season.
In this special section of The Islander
Bystander, we have taken a moment to
present to you in words and pictures some
individuals and organizations in our com-
munity who deserve extra attention.
They are the Islanders and Island commu-
nity service organizations dedicated to provid-
ing assistance to residents and visitors on
Anna Maria Island.
Each of these people and organizations


offer an opportunity for you to share some-
thing. There is a story and a list of needs -
wishes from each one. Your donation,
however small or grand, will be appreciated.
Please take a moment to select a gift from
this wish book to add to your shopping list.
This is The Islander Bystander's way of
saying thanks for the support we have re-
ceived for the past three years and a chance
for us to give something back. We don't
often find the opportunity to make a differ-
ence in the community we live in.
We offer a special thanks to the sponsor
advertisers for making this project possible.
We hope you receive something from the
Holiday Wish Book ... the joy of giving.
Happy Holidays! Best wishes for 1996!


The Wish Book is made possible due to the extra effort of Islander Bystander staff members
June Alder, Jan Barnes, Pat Copeland, Joy Courtney, Janice Dingman, Cynthia Finn,
Laura Ritter, Paul Roat and Darla Tingler with special thanks to the advertiser sponsors.
Publisher Bonner Presswood


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Children abound

at Anna Maria

Elementary

School
wo years ago Anna Maria Elementary
had an enrollment of 350 children, last
year enrollment tipped the scales at 406
children and now our Island school is teaching
an unprecedented 430 elementary school stu-
dents.
According to Jim Kronus, principal, dona-
tions of the "extras" big or small help the school
the accomplish its goal.
"We are working hard to give our students a
quality education," said Kronus, "and we
appreciate everything the community does to
help us. We wish everyone a happy and safe
holiday season."
The Island Wish List for Anna Maria El-
ementary School is:
One stable round table.
Musical instruments.


Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Jim Kronus stands in front of one of the two signs fronting the
Island school. Funds from the Island Centennial celebration provided the signs. What is called an "unprec-


edented" 430 children go to the school.

Soccer, basketball, and kick balls.
Games for fifth-grade students.
12-inch globes (modem).
World Maps (modem).
CD player.
A subscription to National Geographic


Anna Maria All Islanc

Island Historical Denomin

Society: keeping All-Islan(

Island history project
T he Anna Maria Island Historical Society I
is a non-profit, educational organization A Inomi
which is dedicated to the study and A nonprofit group
preservation of all materials relating to the church es to gve Isld f
early history of Anna Maria Island. churches to Tve sland l
Volunteers man the Island Museum at 402 nicer Christmas. The All.
Pine Ave. in Anna Maria City. The building, project helps more than
constructed in the 1920s as an ice house, houses AID gets its referral
displays of old photos, maps, newspaper agencies and concerned
clippings, records, books and videotapes of community, with help f
interviews with early residents. Admission to Maa Island Communil
the museum is free and adult membership in ing and distribution.
The Island Wish Lis
the society is $10 per year. eIslandistsis
The Island Wish List of the Anna Maria Islnd Chnstas is
Island Historical Society is: Donations to help
A computer and printer. f es needthat th
Folding chairs. be merry. ga
Contact: President Cathi O'Bannon, 778-4198 JContact: Virginia Hea
or the Island Museum, 778-0492. Jeanette Cashman, 778-41



Anna Maria Island Hi-12 Club


The Anna Maria Island Hi-12 Club is a
Masonic club that meets every week on
the Island. Hi-12 supports the Masonic
Home and the Wolcott Foundation which
sponsors college graduates to go on and earn
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The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria Hi-
12 Club is:
New members to meet every Thursday at
Crabby Bill's restaurant.
Contact: Will Ashburn, president, 795-0665.




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Gy Yatros, D.M.D.

3909 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
778-2204


Explorer.
A bean bag chair for the reading center.
A large storage cabinet.
Intermediate dictionaries and Thesau-
ruses.
Contact: Anna Maria School, 778-1125


Anna Maria

Island Privateers

offers help to

many youths
The Anna Maria Island Privateers was
established as a nonprofit organization in
1971 by a small group of men interested
in being a support group for Island youth
programs. Its goals are to promote activities for
the betterment of youth and to render altruistic
services to the community.
Funds raised through the Privateers' July
Fourth picnic, Oktoberfest and Thieves'
Markets help support youth programs at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, the
Rubonia Youth Center, the Privateers' scholar-
ship programs and various other community
needs.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Privateers is:
Donations earmarked for youth programs.
Donations earmarked for the Privateers'
Scholarship Program which helps send Island
young people to Manatee Community College.
Donations earmarked for the Whitey
Horton Memorial Scholarship Program which
helps send Island young people to the college of
their choice.
An ice maker and commercial refrigera-
tor/freezer unit.
Participation in and support for the
Christmas Parade Dec. 9 and our upcoming
Thieves' Markets.
Contact: John Swager, president, 778-1238, or
Norm McKelvey, treasurer, 778-5934.


When it comes to service,
everything matters.


S First Union National Bank
of Florida
5327 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach
941 798-2708


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Nations'





nations (AID) is a
that pools the re-
of the Island's
families in need a
-Island Christmas
30 families annually.
s from various
individuals in the
rom the Anna
ty Center in updat-
t for AID's All-
us support our
eir Christmas may
atley, 778-7095, or
05.


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Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-0999


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All Island Youth fills in action gap for teens


Since its inception in early 1994, the All
Island Youth Ministry has reached over
100 teens from all three Island communi-
ties as well as Longboat Key and the mainland.
The focus of the group is to provide youth from
grades 6 through 12 with a safe alternative.
All Island Youth is geared to teens in grades
9 through 12: its younger counterpart, All Island
Middlers, is for students in middle school
grades 6 through 8. Both groups meet every
Wednesday evening at different churches,


moving from church to church each month. The
programs provide food, fun, games, discussion
and worship. The groups also participate in
various fundraising activities, service projects,
special trips and events.
The group was formed under the direction
and guidance of Roy McChesney of Roser
Church with the support of Pastor Dan Kilts
from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; Father Don
Baier of St. Bernard Catholic Church; and other
leaders including Dr. Scott Kosfeld, Carol Burke


and Stacey Bellows.
The Wish List for All Island Youth and All
Island Middlers is:
A stereo, portable or not.
Any non-perishable food items.
A VCR.
A television.
Poster board, drawing paper, and lots and
lots of markers.
Contact: Stacey Bellows, Roser Church, 778-
0414.


Anna Maria Island Community Center helps thousands


Established in May 1960 as a
not-for-profit organization,
the Anna Maria Island


Community Center has provided
adult and youth programs for
residents and visitors.


Center director Pierrette Kelly received a check from Jim Moss of the Rotary Club
this year. The $6,700 donation was part of the "Light Fund" to help provide new
lighting for the ballfields at the center.


Tingley Memorial Library:

growing stronger every day


The Tingley Memorial Library
in Bradenton Beach is pri-
vately funded and is open to
anyone who wishes to join.
Tingley Library already has a
strong following of patrons -
currently with a count of over
1.000 cardholders who eniov


and children. The library's equip-
ment available to the public also
include a VCR and a television
for showing educational pro-
grams and for use in the confer-
ence room.
The Tingley Memorial
Library's Island Wish List is:


To meet the needs of our com-
munity, the center offers educa-
tional, family support, personal
development, recreational and social
activities promoting self esteem and
developing leadership skills.
Programs also teach the values
of respect and responsibility.
The center served 987 youths
and nearly 2,000 adults in 1995.
Last year's gifts helped light
the way for future generations.
New field lights provided
safety to more than 550 children
participating in center programs
after dark.
Gifts established the Endow-
ment Trust and gifts expanded the
Family Foundations program that
helps reach 65 teens and 50 new


families.
All these gifts bring service and
joy to families today, tomorrow
and into the future.
The wish list for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center is:
Financial support of the
Endowment Trust at the Center.
More volunteers for lots of
different and wonderful projects.
A weed eater.
A 486 computer.
A newer van or bus to trans-
port children to and from school
and special events.
Additional room to grow,
especially land with parking spaces.
A high-speed floor buffer to
keep our floors clean and shiny.
Contact: Pierrette Kelly, 778-1908.


reading the library's collection of Lately published books -
fiction, including best sellers. It fiction and non-fiction.
also offers three Macintosh com- A display cabinet for the
puters which are available to the lobby.
public, as well as a number of Contact: Carol Sandidge, library
CD-ROM programs for adults clerk, 779-1208.


SThe Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island hosts Easter Sunrise Service at Manatee
Friends of t Islan d L brarPublic Beach every year. In 1995, more than 500 worshipers attended the service,
S the 31st of its kind. James Meena, at left, served as music director.


Friends of the Island Library is
a volunteer organization
formed to lend additional
support to the Island Branch
Library through the purchase of
books and equipment along with
of educational programs for chil-
dren and adults.
The Friends of the Island
Library sponsors an annual Pro-
gram Series on the second Tues-
days of every month at 3 p.m. in
the Walker-Swift Meeting Room. A


schedule of dates and programs
are available at the library.
The Island Wish List of the
Friends of the Library is:
New or used cookbooks for
the fund-raising cookbook sale.
For all library patrons to join
the Friends.
For patrons to attend this
year's Program Series, Focus on
Florida.
Contact: Island Branch Library,
778-6341.


Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island


The Kiwanis has six constitu-
tional objectives to give
primacy to human and
spiritual life; encourage daily
living of the Golden Rule; promote
higher social, business and profes-
sional standards; develop citizen-
ship; form enduring friendships to
build better communities; create


and maintain high idealism to
increase righteousness, justice,
patriotism and goodwill. The
Kiwanis' motto is "We Build."
The Island Wish List of the
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island is:
More members to work on
our community service projects.


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il THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 30, 1995 0 PAGE 4


AMFD lives life

on the hot lane
The Anna Maria Fire Control District is
committed to the safety of Islanders and
their property. To this end, training is the
key.
Behind the fire station at 10350 Cortez Rd.,
Bradenton, there is an area dedicated to constant
training in order to keep the district's firemen and
volunteers ready to handle any emergency on a
second's notice. Training sessions at the Cortez
facility include mobile home emergencies, boat
fires, LP gas tank fires, vehicle accidents, search
and rescue, and structure fire training.
Last year, AMFD received donations of a
mobile home, 40 yards of concrete and four
photocell lights, but more is needed.
To keep Anna Maria Fire Control District's
training "top notch," the district's Island Wish


List includes:
50 yards of concrete.
40 sheets of plywood.
100 2x4s for framing.
140 feet of four-inch PVC pipe for draft-
ing pit.
10 pallets of sod.


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The Island Garden Club donated $250 for an Anna Maria Elementary School class to plant a butterfly garden
outside their classroom.


Third Annual Holiday Wish Book 1995



.Boots

made for

donating
Firefighters and volun-
teers of the Anna Maria
Fire District collected
about $4,600for the
district's training facility
in Cortez last summer.
There is always a need,
though.






Video equipment.
Cash donations for equipment rental to
work on training area, LP gas, and material to
build a tower. Donation checks can be made out
to AMFD Training Facility, 6001 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Contact: Andy Price, AMFD chief, 778-6621.


Island Art League
he Anna Maria Island Art League is
dedicated to making art an active part
of the Island community and is open to
anyone who is interested in the arts. As one of
its objectives the League is active in working
with future artists of our community -
children.
Among the various children's programs, the
League offers scholarship classes for students
who are recommended by art teachers and
community leaders.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Art League is:
Donations earmarked for our scholarship
program in order to offer fee assistance in
classes to more children in grades kindergarten
through 12.
More students in both our adult and
children's course offerings.
More awareness of and use of the League
facility by Islanders organized groups and/
or informal groups. Come have a quilting bee or
consider some other creative use of our lovely
building and grounds.
Contact: Ginie Smith, administrator, 778-2099.


Island Garden
The Island Garden Club is dedicated to the
beautification of civic, business and
residential property on the Island.
The dub meets once each month for dinner
and a program related to lawns, gardens and
plants. It sponsors several fundraising projects
using the proceeds to fund a scholarship at the
Manatee VoTech, an annual contribution to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center's scholar-
ship fund, and monetary contributions to Anna
Maria Elementary School, the Island Branch
Library and the Tingley Library.
The Island Garden Club's Wish List is:
Donations of re-usable rummage items,
plants and clothing for the club's Feb. 3 White
Elephant Sale.
Contact: Donald Ace, president, 778-9586.


Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of
the Church of the Annunciation in
Holmes Beach contributes to various
organizations and projects locally, nationally
and internationally with money they earn at
their annual Holly Berry Bazaar and White
Elephant Sale (Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
Annual contributions are made to All
Island Denominations, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, PACE Center for Girls,
Church Women United, House of Help of
Haiti, and Manatee Sheriff's Youth Ranch. In
addition to contributing to church related
societies, the ECW participates in the Angel


Women

Tree Ministry which provides Christmas
gifts to children who have a parent in prison.
ECW is open to all women of the church.
Luncheon meetings are held the first Thurs-
day of the month from October to May.
There is an annual ecumenical luncheon with
the women of St. Bernard Guild in May.
The Island Wish List of the Episcopal
Church Women is more funds to provide
additional space for Christian education
classes, the church music program and office
expansion.
Contact: Faith, church office administrator,
778-1638.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax # 778-7035
778-2307 or 778-1450
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, and Stephanie Bell.
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would like to wish everyone "Happy Holidays"

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Doctor on call 24 Hours
Call for an appointment or walk-ins are welcome anytime.


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Anna Maria School library books path to success


The Library Committee of
Anna Maria Elementary
School has made great
strides in upgrading the school's
former 1950s library into an infor-
mation and technology base for the
1990s and beyond.
The school's library now boasts
a colorful and welcoming environ-
ment for study and research and is
full of up-to-date non-fiction and
fiction books.
The library's TV broadcast
center has expanded. It has now
located in its own portable class-
room. Every school day, the
broadcast center lights up the
airways with programs and
videos to educationally enhance
whatever subject matter a teacher
is currently presenting. The
broadcast center can even trans-
mit more than one program to
more than one classroom at a
time.


This year elementary students
from around the school district
will be invited to use the TV studio
for educational purposes. They
will be assisted by the Anna Maria
Island Elementary TV production
crew in an effort to share curricu-
lum and friendship.
The Library Committee's
Island Wish List for the Anna
Maria Elementary School Library
is:
$500 for materials to partition
the portable classroom into mul-
tiple sections for a variety of TV
production purposes.
Someone to retype the old
card catalogue into a new format.
Minor typing skills required.
Adults to read to the children
and to help them research class
assignments.
Contact: Warren Phillips, media
specialist, Anna Maria Elementary
School, 778-1125.


The Island school's TV studio is used throughout the school district.


The Island Players "Charley's Aunt" got rave reviews.


Island Players
he Island Players Theater at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria is now into its 47th season. This
charming playhouse seats 137 theater-goers at
five shows each year.
The building is a far cry from the small
house that came over by barge from the main-
land over 80 years ago and served as an office
for the developers of Anna Maria. During the
ensuing years it served many groups as a city
hall, community center, women's club, church
and garden club before it became a community
theater with the first production in 1948.
The Players is governed by a participating
board of directors and made up of actors,
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Chapel Players

a class act for all
The Chapel Players, a community-outreach
theatrical company at Roser Memorial
Community Church, is five years old this
year. The Chapel Players sponsors two major
theatrical productions per year in the church's
chapel. Its winter show features an adult cast
while its summer show allows children lots
and lots of children to learn about and enjoy
the art of theater.
The main goal of the Players is to give persons
with little on-stage experience a chance to try their
wings and to grow in confidence. The group also
sponsors a summer workshop for youth to learn
different aspects of theatrical performance.
The Chapel Players' Island Wish List in-
cludes:
Vintage clothing, especially house dresses
with the 1930's look.
Hats vintage or depicting a particular
fashion era.
Strong clothes racks made of metal and on
wheels.
Contact: Joy Courtney, vice president, 778-5405.

costume designers. Shows are directed by a
rotating group of guest directors. The theater is
supported by local subscribers and supporters
(such as the Off-stage Ladies), ticket sales and
grants.
The Island Wish List of the Island Players is:
Energetic retired carpenters to help with
set construction.
Persons with knowledge of sound sys-
tems.
Backstage hands.
Contact: President Linda Davis, 778-6155.


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Off Stage Ladies

on cue for theater
T he Off Stage Ladies is a support group for
The Island Players in Anna Maria City.
The ladies are a talented and gregari-
ous group who help paint sets, act as costumers,
makeup artists, lighting assistants, stage manag-
ers and who do any task to help a director
produce a good play.
Improvement of the theater is also a goal of
the Off Stage Ladies who raise money by spon-
soring card parties, luncheons, street fairs and,
when they get the acting bug, the Off Stage
Ladies Revue.
A very important endeavor by the Off Stage
Ladies is to prepare and serve dinner for the
cast of a show during "Long Sunday." "Long
Sunday" is held all day Sunday before a show
opens allowing the technical crew, sound and
lights, to get their part of the show set.
The Island Wish List for the Off Stage
Ladies is disposal serving dishes to use on
"Long Sunday."
Contact: Dorothy Simches, president, 778-2618.



Youth Chorus
O ver 25 children throughout the commu
nity in grades first through fifth meet
weekly on Wednesdays to sing under the
guidance of Cliff Burgeson, the music director for
Roser Memorial Community Church.
The children, known throughout the commu-
nity as the Community Youth Chorus, learn and
sing songs for churches and civic organizations.
The Island Wish List for the Community
Youth Chorus includes:
Non-perishable snacks.
A supply of spaghetti sauce.
Cans of fruit juice or powered drink mixes.
Island groups and organizations to book
the chorus for a performance.
Contact: Cliff Burgeson, 778-0414.







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AIDS Council of

Manatee, Inc.
The AIDS Council of Manatee, Inc. serves
people with HIV disease and AIDS who
reside in the Manatee County area or
surrounding locales.
The council's mission is to act as a commu-
nity consortium to assist in the development of
a continuum of health care for AIDS patients
that is easily accessible, cost effective and
promotes a quality lifestyle. The council also
sponsors prevention and education on HIV and
AIDS
The council operates a pantry for its clients
which provides non-perishable foods and
toiletries.


Manasota 88
Manasota 88, an environmental health
organization, has spent 26 years
fighting to protect the environment.
Their commitment to safeguard air, land and
water quality is aggressive and uncompromis-
ing. They have successfully worked to reduce
the millions of pounds of pollutants emitted
into the air and water each year.
Volunteers are unpaid and 100 percent of
operating revenues are contributions received
from private individuals. Manasota 88's attor-
ney is the only person to receive compensation.
The Island Wish List of Manasota 88 is:
Donations to help continue the fight to
protect our environment.
Access to an accredited laboratory for the
group to do its own testing.
Contact: Gloria Rains, 722-7413.


Manatee County

Red Cross
American Red Cross volunteers
provide emergency food, clothing
and shelter to victims of disaster; teach
health and safety courses including CPR, first aid,
HIV/AIDS education, water safety and other
subjects; transmit emergency communications
between members of the military, veterans and
their families and volunteer with other agencies,
schools and hospitals in the community.
As one of the larger volunteer organizations
in the nation, the Red Cross is able to return
more than 93 percent of every donated dollar
directly to programs and services. Once again
this year, the chapter's resources have been
strained by a growing demand for services.
The Island Wish List of the American Red
Cross is:
A copy machine.
A fax machine.
Vehicles.
Hand, power, lawn and garden tools.
Rain slickers.
Medical supplies and gauze.
Lap top computers.
Contact: Manatee County Chapter, 792-8686.

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On Dec. 1, the council will move into its new
home at 1025 Sixth Street W. in Palmetto. There
will be an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in
recognition of World AIDS Day. Immediately
following the open house, there will be a
Candlelight Vigil for AIDS at the Temple of
Faith, 1007 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. The
new phone number is 729-9555.
The Island Wish List of the AIDS Council of
Manatee is:
Office equipment such as desks, a copy


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machine, a fax machine, a telephone system
with an intercom, lockable file cabinets, office
chairs, bookshelves, a coffee pot, two computer
tables, a rolling file cabinet, desk lamps, 10
deadbolt locks and office supplies.
A computer and printer.
Art prints, comfortable furniture and
throw rugs for the drop-in center.
Non-perishable food, diapers and toilet-
ries for the pantry.
Contact: Leann Latessa at 729-9555.


Save the Manatee Club


ave the Manatee Club, Inc., is a non-profit
organization founded in 1981. Its Adopt-
A-Manatee program is the primary fund-
ing source for the club with proceeds dedicated
to manatee awareness projects, education
programs, research and rehabilitation efforts, as
well as lobbying for the protection of the mana-
tee and their habitat.
Save the Manatee Club is encouraged with the
work in progress to clean up Tampa Bay a very
important area for manatees. It is important to the
manatee because the power plants in the area
provide a warm water source, and because
seagrass beds are there. The clean-up's progress is
resulting in overall better water quality as seagrass
beds make a slow recovery. This could result in an
increased manatee population within the bay.


To help the Save the Manatee Club continue
its work to protect the manateesand their habi-
tat, the club's Island Wish List includes:
IBM compatible computer (386 or higher)
with printer (laser if possible).
Fax machine.
Automatic stapler.
Automatic pencil sharpener.
2-drawer letter size file cabinet.
6 eight-foot banquet-size folding tables.
Folding chairs.
Plastic storage bins, approx. two to three
feet wide.
Contact: Save the Manatee Club, Inc., 500 N.
Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, 1-800-432-
JOIN. Further information on manatees is available
at the same number.


Mote Marine Laboratory: research, fun


Mote Marine Laboratory is an indepen-
dent, non-profit research organization
dedicated to outstanding marine and
environmental science. Since its inception in
1955, the laboratory's primary missions have
been the pursuit of excellence in scientific
research and the dissemination of information
to the scientific community, as well as the
general public.
Although internationally recognized through
the scientific staff's research and publications,
much of the lab's efforts are directed toward the
southwest Florida coastal region. Mote provides a
center for the exchange of scientific information by
hosting visiting investigators, student interns,
seminars and conferences.
Public outreach is accomplished through the
Mote Marine Aquarium, an educational mu-
seum providing a first-hand, in-depth look at
both marine and freshwater environments for
over 200,000 visitors annually.
Mote also houses the Ann and Alfred
Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and
Rehabilitation Center, dedicated to the study of
marine mammals and their care, recovery and
reintroduction into the wild and sharing this
knowledge with the community.

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All kinds of boats and associated equip-
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Contact the lab to arrange for pick-up or
delivery of equipment.
Contact: Virginia Haley, 388-4441.


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Wildlife Education and

Rehabilitation


Wildlife Education and
Rehabilitation is an
eight-year-old facility
located on Anna Maria Island. We
are a nonprofit volunteer organiza-
tion dedicated to the care and
wellbeing of all native wildlife. We
also strive to educate in the school
system and to make presentations
to other groups and organizations.
Over the years we have been
the surrogate and medical staff to
species such as white-tail deer,
otters, woodstorks, sandhill cranes,
Everglades kite, bobcats, pelicans;
owls such as barn, barred, screech
and great horned; hawks such as
red-tail, red-shoulder, sharp-


Anna Maria Low

Vision Group
The Anna Maria Island Low Vision Group
is a support group for legally blind
persons who live on the Island.
Its goals are to support one another to learn
new ideas about helping with eyesight and
mobility in and out of the home, and to improve
independent living. Due to low vision, most
members are house bound so the group also
provides a social environment.
The group meets the fourth Tuesday of
every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
The Wish List for the Anna Maria Island
Low Vision Group is:
Drivers to take members to Island loca-
tions on a once-in-a-while basis.
Contact: Doris Hunter, facilitator, 778-3391.


Island Rotary

Club
Rotary, as the world's first service club, is
an organization of business and profes-
ional men and women who provide
humanitarian and community services, encour-
age high ethical standards and help build peace
and goodwill in the world. There are more than
1.2 million members in 27,000 Rotary Clubs in
almost every country in the world.
Recent projects by the Rotary Club of Anna
Maria Island include: funding new lights for the
athletic fields at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center; providing jaws-of-life equipment
for the Island's ambulance service; providing a
new bicycle for the Holmes Beach Police De-
partment; financial assistance for deserving
high school and college students; support for
selected young professional adults for group
study exchanges in foreign countries; and
providing and maintaining the "Anna Maria
Welcomes You" sign at the Manatee Avenue
entrance to our Island.
The Island Wish List for the Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island includes projects known to
be needed in the community which Rotary


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shinned, coopers and Harris;
kestrels, Caracas and tons of
squirrels, raccoons, ducks, gulls,
loons and cormorants.
The Island Wish List for Wild-
life Education and Rehabilitation
is:
Medical supplies such as a
good microscope, centrifuge,
hematocrit, baby incubator, large
kennels, towels, canned goat milk,
bird seed, raw peanuts, pecans,
CEDE (baby bird formula), csbilac,
jars of baby cereal with fruit,
lumber for cages, decking and a
rescue vehicle.
Contact: Michael D. Conley or
Gail Straight, 778-6324.


Ed Straight is the center of attention.


Roser Men's Club helps myriad groups


Roser Men's Club is a social-service
group that holds two fund-raising
ancake brunches per season. Proceeds
are used to support a variety of activities and
organizations including summer camp schol-
arships, church needs and community organi-
zations such as the Pelican Man, Southeast
Guide Dogs, Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Loving
Hands Ministries, Jim Russo Prison Minis-
tries, and All Island Youth.
Roser Men's Club meets on the third Tues-
day of the month from October to April. Lun-
cheon is served and guest speakers talk on a


variety of subjects.
All men of the community and guests are
invited.
The Island Wish List of the Roser Men's
Club is:
Silverware and dish towels for the group's
luncheons.
Good attendance at the pancake breakfasts
which provide funds for the group's charitable
contributions.
Ecumenical members.
Contact: Roser Memorial Community Church,
778-0414.


Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce


The purpose of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce is to unify the
Island business community. Its job is
to communicate and cooperate with local,
state and federal governments which di-
rectly affect Chamber members and to
provide programs of a civic, social, cultural
and aesthetic nature that benefit the commu-
nity as a whole.
The Chamber also acts as an information
organization for the community at large.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce is:
Computer, 386 or 486 PC.
Printer, adjustable feed for labels.


hopes to be able to support as personnel and
resources become available:
Historical and scenic markers and monu-
ments at points of interest on the Island.
Donations earmarked for an orchestra
shell on the open space behind the Island
Branch Library.
Kid Prints a database of vital information
for children at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Donations earmarked for special ma-
chines at the library to assist visually im-
paired individuals.


Printer, inkjet or laser, to print member-
ship lists, accounting and letters.
Carpentry help for member literature
displays.
Tent, 10 X 10 heavy-duty "hut" type
with zippered sides for booth setups.
Tables with folding legs two 6-foot
and one 8- or 10-foot would be ideal.
Three-hole paper punch.
Paper products cups, napkins, paper
towels, etc.
Copy paper, letter-size, any color.
Frames, 8 X 11 size.
Manila folders, letter-size, new or used.
Contact: Darcy Lee Marquis, 778-1541.


Donations earmarked to help resurface the
gym floor at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center or earmarked for its Endowment Fund.
Donations earmarked for the Adopt-A-
Child program.
Donations earmarked for our scholarship
assistance programs.
Donations earmarked to help support
high school students' participation in the an-
nual Seminars for Tomorrow's Leaders.
Contact: Bill Herold, 778-5710, or Mark Mixon,
778-2253.


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Happy Holiday and best wishes in 1995!
A special thank you goes to all the Wish Book
sponsors for making this very special holiday section
possible. Please be sure to express your gratitude to
them as well. The Wish Book is a holiday tradition
from all of us to all of you.

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Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Chorus


The purpose of the Anna
Maria Island Community
Orchestra and Chorus is for the advance-
ment of musical education, appreciation and
enjoyment of its members and the general
public with the emphasis on music from the
baroque and early classical period, but not
exclusively.
We welcome singers and instrumentalists
who, above all, enjoy making music, are in a
position to attend our weekly rehearsal (during
the October to May season) and who volunteer
their services.
The current participants are from various
musical backgrounds, including professionals,
retired professionals and many non-profession-
als with good singing or playing experience.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Community Orchestra and Chorus is:
More singers, particularly tenors.
Instrumentalists, particularly clarinets,
trumpets, first violin, second violin, viola and
cello.
Financial donations to help purchase


Standing-
room-only
crowds are the
rule whenever
the Anna
Maria Island
Community
Orchestra and
Chorus per-
form, as
shown when
Conductor
Alfred
Gershfeld led
the group last
spring.


music. Conductor's music stand.
Volunteers to assist in a large assortment of Contact: Willem Bartelsman,
roles, many not requiring music experience. 778-6517.


Annie Silver Community Center


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A part of the Cortez Community Center, Inc., and the Cortez Village Historical
Society, Kids Do Count in Cortez hopes to have a permanentfacility including
roomfor a lending library. To help, call 756-3784.


Blood Center
The Manatee Community Blood Center
has been providing the blood needs of
Manatee County for 45 years. The center
is the sole supplier of blood to Manatee Memo-
rial Hospital and Blake Medical Center.
To meet the needs of the county, 70 units of
blood must be drawn daily.
The Island Wish List of the Manatee Com-
munity Blood Center is:
Funding for an educational program for
the county's schools $2,800.
A new bloodmobile $125,000.
Computer.
Color television with VCR for donor room.
Financial contributions.
Repeat blood donors.
Contact: Blood Center, 746-7195.



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The Annie Silver Community
Center, on the corner of 23rd
Street and Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach, is a nonprofit
organization founded by Annie
Silver in the 1950s for the purpose
of promoting friendship and enter-
tainment for neighbors and guests.
During the winter season our
activities consist of monthly potluck
dinners with music and sing-a-longs;
weekly bingo games; Saturday
morning shuffleboard; and our
annual yard sale.


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All work is done by volun-
teers. Much of our membership
consists of out-of-state winter
visitors who range in age from
the "over 90s" group to young-
sters in their 50s and below.
The Island Wish List for the
Annie Silver Community Center is:
Door-prize donations from
area businesses for our potluck
gatherings, with recognition for
that business guaranteed.
Contact: Bernice Stahl, 778-2602.


A.M. Garden Club
F wounded in October 1951, the Anna Maria
Garden Club's goals are to stimulate
knowledge and love of gardening, aid in the
protection of native trees, plants and birds, and to
encourage civic planting and conservation.
The club meets the third Wednesday of the
month from October through April, at 1:30 p.m.
in Fellowship Hall at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Garden Club is:
Donation of plants for the club's monthly
raffle and flower show in March.
New members.
Contact: Marguerite Thompson, president, 778-
5728.





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