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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 14, 1995
Height not a factor for hurricane winds: expert
Hurricane expert Dr. Robert Sheets said Tuesday
he would expect no significantly greater wind speeds
during a hurricane at the top of a 74-foot bridge than
atop a 20-foot structure.
Sheets, testifying at the administrative hearing on
the proposed replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue in
Holmes Beach, said the only difference in wind speeds
at varying elevations would occur during non-hurricane
storms, such as winter cold fronts. Wind speed differ-
ence then would be no more than 10 mph, he said.
"There would be no substantial or even detectible
difference in wind speeds between a high or a low
to have a
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach will someday have its own fishing
pier compliments of the county, said Council Chairman
Luke Courtney at last week's council meeting.
"At our last meeting, Councilwoman Billie Martini
mentioned that the other two cities have fishing piers
and we don't," said Courtney. "I called John Fernandez
who checked with the county."
Fernandez, the city's supervisor of public works,
reported that the county will survey the erosion control
groin at the public beach for possible damage sustained
during Hurricane Opal, said Courtney. The county
plans to repair any damage and turn the groin into a
Courtney's announcement was confirmed by Jack
Gorzeman, environmental projects coordinator for the
"First we will insure the structure is safe for the
public to be on it," explained Gorzeman. "We're try-
ing to come up with a design. Concepts were proposed
a year ago and included a rail system around the perim-
However, don't bait your hook just yet.
"The county moves slowly," Gorzeman said with
a smile. "Call me in February for more information."
By Bob Ardren
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
has a pretty good arm. Monday he threw a handful
of rocks into the gears of a study to determine where
- or if a third bridge crossing Sarasota Bay
should ever be built.
Without even taking a vote on the matter, which
would have permitted regional transportation planners
a voice in the matter, McClash simply used his position
as chair-for-the-day to delay approval of the charrette
for another month.
McClash served as chair-for-the-day in the absence
of the usual Metropolitan Planning Organization Chair-
man David Mills.
Hectoring MPO Executive Director Mike Guy,
McClash asked again and again what areas the charrette
would focus on. As Guy responded that the planning
study would determine the financial, environmental
and social consequences of a bridge from the mainland
to a touchdown point somewhere between the Cortez
Bridge and Sarasota, McClash kept repeating, "Just the
first two, not the third one.
"We're not asking for community input here,"
McClash told the assembled city and county transporta-
tion planners from throughout Sarasota and Manatee
counties. "We're not going to get into the emotional side,
that's not the purpose of the charrette. Just the first two."
For an analysis of the
hearing to date,
see page 4
bridge in a hurricane situation," Sheets said.
"Relative to wind speed, it wouldn't matter if you
built a new bridge or refurbished the old one," he
Sheets, former director of the National Hurricane
Center in Coral Gables, appeared at the hearing in
Bradenton Beach at the request of the Florida Depart-
Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Drohlich sup-
ported McClash in calling for the delay, questioning
one by one the various governmental groups and envi-
ronmental organizations invited to take part in the two-
day event then-scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25, 1996.
Drohlich tried to kill the entire charrette movement
several months ago, failing by one vote.
The charrette, whenever it does occur, will be con-
ducted by the planning and consulting firm of Glatting
Jackson of Orlando. Representatives from the firm were
on hand to provide an overview of the process, but were
halted in mid-sentence through McClash's overture.
Even though the bridge isn't even fully planned,
Bradenton Beach officials have already come up with
a name for it.
Bradenton Beach City Council members have ap-
proved a proclamation calling for the bridge to be
named after former councilman and long-time bridge
maven Jim Kissick.
"The City Council of the City of Bradenton Beach
advances the name of James W. Kissick Jr. as the name
of such a new bridge, if and when such a bridge as con-
ceived by Mr. Kissick reaches approval, construction
and a time of dedication," the proclamation reads.
Kissick has said a bridge between 53rd Avenue and
the north end of Longboat Key as well as the south end
of Bradenton Beach is the only portion of Sarasota Bay
that is environmentally feasible for such a new bridge.
ment of Transportation. The DOT retained and paid for
his services as an expert witness for the hearing.
"The only downside of a high bridge," Sheets said,
"is that a higher bridge would tend to encourage more
people to come to the Island, and more people would
present a problem in the event of a need to evacuate
before a storm."
Responding to questions from Holmes Beach resi-
dent Robert VanWagoner, Sheets said he would feel
safer on an open non-draw span bridge due to the
absence of the threat of mechanical failures that would
block passage of the bridge to vehicular traffic.
Traditional Holiday spirit on parade
The Island's favorite Santa, Gib Bergquist, brought up the rear of the Christmas parade to Coquina Beach
last Saturday for the annual party. Santa heard Christmas wishes from approximately 300 children and
offered gifts to each and every one provided by donations to the Privateers. Look for more parade and Santa
pictures inside. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
on Island Jan. 4
The final public hearing on a proposal to ban the
taking of live shellfish or echinoderms from the
beaches of Manatee County will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 4, at Anna Maria City Hall.
The hearing will be conducted by the executive direc-
tor of the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission. Anna
Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney, who has spearheaded
the local effort, is hoping for a large turnout
Cortez Bridge closed Dec.
13 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; possibly
Dec. 18 11 p.m.-5 a.m., too
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Opinions .................................... ...... 6
Those Were the Days ............................ 7
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Streetlife ............................. ............ ..... 25
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 26
Crossword puzzle..................................... ... 36
Bay bridge crossing study
stalled for at least one more month
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
1i0 PAGE 2 K DECEMBER 14, 1995 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island seeking tourist tax overage for beaches
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council plans to pass a
resolution this week seeking a portion of the excess
resort tax collected by the county.
"The county has collected $134,000 of excess re-
sort tax," Council Chairman Luke Courtney at last
week's meeting. "Larry White [director of the county's
convention and visitors' bureau] wants the overage to
go to extra media advertising."
The resort tax is a three-cent tax levied by all ho-
tels and motels in Manatee County, Courtney ex-
plained. One cent is earmarked for to pay off bonds and
fund the beach renourishment project.
The remaining two cents is used to help fund the con-
vention center in Palmetto, McKechnie Field in
Bradenton, the tourist information center in Ellenton, vari-
ous projects sought by the municipalities and advertising.
"I spoke with the mayor, and we feel they should
take that overage and split 50/50," Courtney said.
"Let's give 50 percent for media advertising and put the
other 50 percent into beach enhancements such as
walkovers, sun shades, piers, etc."
The money could be divided among the four Island
municipalities in proportion to what each contributes to
the tourist tax, he said. The total contribution from the
Islands is 55 percent; 11 percent from Bradenton
Beach, 5.5 percent from Anna Maria, 25.5 percent from
Holmes Beach and 58 percent from Longboat Key.
Taking the $134,000 and subtracting the one cent
for beach renourishment would leave approximately
$89,334. If divided according the percentages it would
give Bradenton Beach $9,826, Anna Maria $4,913,
Holmes Beach $22,780 and Longboat Key $51,813.
The council will urge the other Island cities to pass
similar resolutions and send the resolutions to the
county commission, which will make the decision on
how the overage is to be used.
"We produce the income and we ought to get a
portion of it," Courtney reasoned.
Bradenton Beach City Council members unani-
mously approved a similar resolution last week.
New mayor, council sworn
into office in
City Clerk Alice Baird conducted the swearing
ceremony Monday for new mayor and council
members. Pictured taking their oath of office are,
from left, Baird, Councilwoman Connie Drescher,
Councilman Dick Suhre, Councilman Gail Cole and
Mayor Leroy Arnold. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Dangerous intersection commands attention
By Pat Copeland
After a head-on collision in front of Haley's Mo-
tel injured several people recently, Holmes Beach
Council Chairman Luke Courtney is demanding action.
"That intersection is an extremely dangerous one," he
told council last week. Courtney, who owns the resort,
continued, "In the past two weeks, my wife has been al-
most creamed twice (backing out of a parking space)."
The intersection is at the city boundary between
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. The speed limit in Anna
Maria is 25 mph and in Holmes Beach it's 35 mph.
"There are two problems at the intersection," he
said. "When people come south on Gulf Drive from
Anna Maria, they hit the Anna Maria line and they gun
Youth group to lose
A Holmes Beach resident is steamed over a city
code that will make it impossible for the All Island
Youth to keep a recycling dumpster at Gloria Dei
Dick Ross, a strong supporter of the youth
group, said a resident complained about the open
dumpster. The dumpster is used to collect newspa-
pers for recycling to raise funds for the group.
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Kepping told
church officials that according to the city's code, the
dumpster must be enclosed or removed.
"The superintendent of public works and the
code enforcement officer said all they can do is en-
force the code," explained Ross. "They said I could
go to the city council and seek help, but I decided
it's not worth the effort because I have to go out of
He called Waste Management to have the
dumpster removed, because the youth group cannot
afford the $250 in fence materials to enclose it, Ross
said. The work requires a $15 permit. Another prob-
lem is the enclosure would make it difficult for older
people to put newspapers in the dumpster, he said.
'The Island churches have been supporting the
youth group, and we thought this could be a way for
the kids to raise some money," Ross noted. "The
first dumpster filled up so fast, they added a second
one. In a month and a half, the kids made about
He said he is hoping the city council will con-
sider a variance for the youth group's dumpster.
it. They come around right in front of my property and
the blind curve doing 35 mph or more."
The second problem is cars going north on Gulf
Drive, Courtney pointed out. The drivers have to pull
out into the intersection to see if any vehicles are com-
ing north on Palm Drive.
"When it gets clear, they gun it and forget about
cars coming south on Gulf Drive," he said.
He said his solution to the problem is to make
Marina/Palm Drive one-way going north and Gulf
Drive one way going south from First Union Bank to
Haley's Motel. One benefit is that drivers would have
two lanes in the same direction.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore recalled a similar
situation on Siesta Key in which drivers were required
use turn signals.
"If people are coming from Anna Maria they
would have to put on their turn signals to indicate
whether they are going to go to the right or straight,"
Utilizing 81st Street might help, Councilwoman
Billie Martini suggested.
"Knowledgeable people who drive to Anna Maria
every day, including truck drivers, (approaching the
intersection from Gulf Drive) all turn right on 81 Street
so they have a 90-degree view before turning left,"
Police Chief Jay Romine is working on a plan to
improve safety at the intersection but said the mayor
would review it before the plan is made public.
Missed meetings prompt proposed
rule change for transportation group
The rules may be a-changin' for Island transporta-
Members of the Island Transportation Planning
Organization the Island's three mayors are re-
viewing a change in bylaws that would allow voting
before the Metropolitan Planning Organization by
someone other than the chair of the local group.
At issue is a series of missed meetings before the
MPO by Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger.
Vice Chairwoman Dottie McChesney, also mayor of
Anna Maria, has attended the meetings in
Bohnenberger's absence but has been unable to cast
any votes at the meetings.
One of those meetings missed by Bohnenberger
saw a crucial vote to determine the fate of a study on
an additional bridge between the mainland and the bar-
rier islands. Island officials have been supportive of the
planning study for the extra bridge and the study has
been approved, but a move by some county officials
and Longboat Key representatives to halt the study was
defeated by only one vote two months ago.
Bohnenberger was not present at that meeting;
McChesney could not vote.
Bradenton Beach officials last week approved the
bylaw changes. Those changes allow for the chair of
the ITPO to be replaced if three MPO meetings are
Another proposed change calls for the election of
the ITPO chair in January rather than April, a change
Island officials hope will give them a better chance of
getting a chairmanship position on the MPO.
Holmes Beach City Council members and the
Anna Maria City Commission are expected to discuss
the matter later this month.
Holiday tales for
wee ones Dec. 20
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host a preschool storytime
featuring holiday tales and fables for preschoolers
through first graders from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednes-
day, Dec. 20. Pajamas, stuffed animals and happy
ears like these on Dec. 6 are welcome. For more
information, call the library at 778-6341. Storytimes
are offered twice each month. Islander Photo:
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 14, 1995 0 PAGE 3 lij
Bradenton man pleads guilty in arson of mother's home
By Pat Copeland Hauser was sentenced to time served, followed by work on the case. Guthrie uncovered an eyewitn
Islander Bystander five years probation and must pay restitution, an- the Dec. 9, 1994, fire who said she saw Hauser
;lenn Hauser, of Bradenton, pleaded guilty Friday nounced Chief Andy Price of the Anna Maria Fire the home, stay about five minutes, then leave abo
ree charges stemming from an arson fire in his Control District. Hauser was charged with arson, arson minutes before the fire started. Hauser then retu
er's home at 4424 123rd St. Court W. in Cortez resulting in an injury and burglary. shortly before firefighters arrived.
than a year ago. Price praised Fire Inspector Jane Guthrie for her "He pleaded guilty because of her work an
overall fine job done at the crime scene," said Pr
Rotary Club Price also praised State Fire Marshall Gina Pe
gives bike to for her part in the investigation and Westside
police District's arson dog that aided in the investigation
Standing from left,
Holmes Beach Police
Chief Jay Romine
thanks Mark Mixon of
Anna Maria City
the Anna Maria Island
12/19, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
Rotary Clubfor the
club's gift of an $800 Bradenton Beach
b f12/14, 7 p.m., Special council meeting
bicycle for the
.... ~:on pier bids
c oamunitr.ew 12/21, 1 p.m., Council meeting
officer, Sandy Keller, Holmes Beach
kneeling in front of the 12/15, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
bicycle. The club sold 12/19, 3 to 6 p.m., City Christmas Open Hous
hot dogs at Snooty's
Day in the Park and Of Interest
1996 Entertainment 12/11 through 12/15, 9 am., Certification
Books to raise funds to hearing on Orimulsion, Manatee Civic Center
purchase the bicycle. One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto.
Keller, who started 12/11 through 12/15, Administrative hearing
work last month, on the Anna Maria Bridge,
graduated from the Bradenton Beach City Hall.
police academy in 1991. 12/16, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
This is her first full-time Association Christmas Open House, Island
position as a police Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
officer. She will patrol Holmes Beach.
the community on her 12/18, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Plannin
bicycle and will also be Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Working with the 12/18, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
students and teachers at Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.
the elementary school.
', i.. Islander Photo: City offices will be closed for holidays on
Pat Copeland. Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1.
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Hearing officer: let's pick up the pace
By Paul Roat
With the halfway mark reached in the administra-
tive hearing on the proposed replacement of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue, progress is
moving with agonizingly slow speed.
Hearing officer Robert Meale chastized partici-
pants in the proceedings, especially Florida Department
of Transportation attorneys, for the pace of the process
"The source of the delay is not the Department of
Administrative Hearings or, in my opinion, the peti-
tioners," Meale said. "It is
agency has pushed for a
rapid hearing schedule and
Meale's recommended or-
ders on whether to build the
big bridge or not for several
months. Attorneys repre-
senting the various state and
local groups have agreed
Meale that at least one aspect of the
matter should be concluded
by the end of this week and have agreed it will be well
into January before all issues will be presented.
The complexity of the issues involved is a key in-
gredient in the myriad concerns involved in the matter.
"There are a number of issues that have arisen in
the past few days that I would characterize as some of
the most complex I have ever encountered in adminis-
trative hearings," Meale said at one point during the
DOT officials began talking about building a re-
placement bridge linking the mainland with Holmes
Beach in 1988. In 1992, after receiving approval by the
politan Planning Organiza-
tion, plans were formulated
for the new bridge.
Originally proposed as
a pair of two-lane bridges,
DOT scaled back the idea of
the second bridge and in-
stead intended to build one
two-lane bridge with safety
lanes and a sidewalk. De- VanWagoner
It would be located about 20 feet to the south of
the existing bridge.
The new bridge would be 3,372 feet long, 243
feet longer than the current structure.
It would be slightly wider than 54 feet and have
two "travel" lanes, two 10-foot-wide emergency lanes
and a six-foot-wide sidewalk on one side. The current
bridge is 37 feet wide.
The structure would have a center clearance of 65
feet at the Intracoastal Waterway. The roadway itself
would be about 74 feet high at its peak. The bridge
would have a four percent grade.
The construction technique is called the "Florida
Bulb T" design. Pilings would be driven into the bay
bottom. At the waterline, a concrete "footer" roughly
20 by 30 feet the size changes depending on water
depth would be poured. Rising from the footers
would be "piers" of varying height. Atop the piers
would be girders that would support the roadway.
A total of 24 piers would support the bridge.
Work platforms would be constructed about 40
feet south of the southern edge of the new bridge. The
platforms would be 1,100 feet long on the west side,
1,200 feet on the east side. They would be 40 feet wide,
supported by "H"-shaped steel beams. The work plat-
form base would be made of metal grates similar to the
platform of a drawbridge. The work platform would
cost about $1 million to build.
The new bridge would take about 21 months to
build. Once open to vehicular traffic, the current bridge
would be demolished. The total construction and demo-
lition period is estimated at two years. Cost to construct
the new bridge is estimated at about $13 million.
DOT officials requested a Environmental Re-
sources Permit formerly called a dredge and fill
permit of the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection in 1992 to build the bridge.
DEP officials questioned the impact of the new
bridge on seagrass beds in the area to the south of the
bridge and mangroves on the causeways leading to the
bridge. There were also
questions raised about
construction techniques. Ar-
guments were made by DEP
officials to build the bridge
to the north of the existing
bridge due to fewer environ-
mental impacts, but Florida
Marine Patrol officials de-
termined channels leading
to the Kingfish Boat Ramp Levin
and Galati's Marina would
harmed with a northern bridge.
A "notice of permit denial" was issued in February
1993 by the DEP. DOT indicated they would challenge
the denial and, in order to provide time for a negotia-
tion, the status of the case was placed in a negotiation
phase. Documentation was provided regarding seagrass
mitigation and, based on that data and questions about
the northern alignment based on navigational and re-
sulting excavation problems, the DEP withdrew the
notice of denial and issued an intent to issue a permit
for the bridge earlier this year.
Holmes Beach resident Peter Ereg filed a petition
for an administrative hearing in late 1994, contending
the planning process particularly the adequacy of
the public participation aspects had not been fol-
lowed by the DOT.
Save Anna Maria petitioned for an administrative
hearing in 1995, contending that the DOT had not fol-
lowed proper planning procedures and that the DEP
should not have issued an intent to build permit for the
bridge due to environmental impacts.
SAM is represented by attorney David Levin. At-
tending the meeting on behalf of SAM is Bunny Garst.
DOT attorneys are Francine Ffolkes and Paul Sex-
heard in one hearing.
The DEP is repre-
sented by attorney Christine
also filed motions for a
hearing on grounds similar
to SAM's arguments and
entered into the matter as an
Meale was appointed
hearing officer in the cases,
and it was determined that
all of the matters would be
An administrative hearing is conducted in a man-
ner similar to proceedings in a court of law. Witnesses
are called, sworn to tell the truth and questioned by all
of the parties involved through both direct and cross
Meale will issue findings of fact in the matter, con-
clusions of law and will send DOT and DEP recom-
mended orders based on the findings of the hearings.
The two state agencies will then write rules based upon
The proposed bridge
profile ofthe new bridge
features pilings driven
into the bay bottom,
footers, piers and road-
way supports. The bridge
as proposed will be 54
feet wide with two 12-foot
traffic lanes, two 10-foot
.shoulders and a six-foot
An appeal of the adjudication is possible through
the district court of appeals. In an appeal, the proceed-
ings of the administrative hearing are the only evidence
used by appeals judges to determine the issue's fate.
Assistant Director of environmental resource per-
mitting with the DEP, Llewellyn was the first witness
to testify. She said that generally the DEP does not re-
view local comprehensive plans when determining
whether a permit should or should not be issued by the
agency. Instead, she said the DEP looks at a series of
criteria including health, safety and welfare of the area.
Llewellyn also said that wetland quality, including
seagrass beds, varies from one area to another and that
there are "good" wetlands versus "bad" wetlands but
stopped short on whether the seagrasses near the bridge
were "good" or "bad."
Director of permitting for the Southwest District of
the DEP, Huntington spent three days testifying. He
explained why the agency originally favored the north-
ern alignment for the bridge due to environmental rea-
sons, but reversed that stance when navigational prob-
lems arose with the channels there.
Huntington said the DOT proposed installation of
turbidity screens 100 meters north and south of the new'
bridge to contain any sediments that may be stirred up
during construction. Sediments can cover and suffocate:
seagrass beds, he said.
He said the DOT did not provide any detailed in-.
formation to the DEP regarding quantity and quality of
stormwater runoff in the area, any airborne dust or
other material that may arise from the construction or
seagrass bed density or species.
About 2.6 acres of seagrasses would be impacted
by the bridge construction, he said, and DOT planned
to mitigate the destruction of the seagrass beds by
planting new grasses in the water adjacent to a dock at
Sunbow Bay Condominiums.
A professional engineer with Figg Engineering,
Pate testified that the proposed bridge was constructed
to sustain winds of 160 mph for periods of up to 30
seconds, and three-second gusts of wind of 200 mph.
He also said that he would expect the bridge to with-
stand wind speeds of even greater velocity: 225 mph
gusts and 190 mph sustained winds.
The DOT transportation safety engineer, Brady is
involved with safety issues within the agency and is the
custodian of vehicular crash data. He said he had re-
searched the data files and found nine reports of cars
landing in the water from bridges in Florida from 1992-
Of those nine, he said, two reports listed wind as
a factor; one was on the Anna Maria Island Bridge and
was not weather related; six were on movable span
bridges and the accident was caused by the span itself.
Brady said he had not researched data of accidents
on bridges involving cars and wind where the vehicles
were not blown off the bridge into the water and noted
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, NEXT PAGE
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 14, 1995 N PAGE 5 llm
BRIDGE, FROM PAGE 4
that the current bridge has fewer vehicular crashes than
normal in Florida.
A founder of SAM, Kramer said she was fearful
that the new bridge would not be safe to traverse dur-
ing a hurricane evacuation due to its height. Kramer
also said she believed tourism would be adversely af-
fected due to the high bridge's impact on the "old
Florida charm" of the Island.
She also listed SAM's accomplishments including
a straw poll in 1992 and the ballot question posed to
voters in Bradenton Beach last week and proposed for
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria city elections next year.
A biologist with the DEP, Courtney said he was
experienced with seagrass plantings and mitigation
efforts. He said the mitigation plan proposed by the
DOT for seagrasses near the Anna Maria Island Bridge
called for an 800-unit test planting. If successful, the
full mitigation project would continue.
Courtney said he was involved in three seagrass
plantings in Tampa Bay. In areas near the mouth of
Tampa Bay with good water quality the planting suc-
cess rate was slightly better than 50 percent; in areas of
the bay with poorer water quality, the success rate was
less than 50 percent.
He said that the seagrass mitigation project pro-
posed by the DOT was still an experimental process
and could end up with an overall net loss of seagrasses.
"There has never been a net gain in a seagrass trans-
plantation," he said, and predicted a less than 50 per-
cent survival rate at the bridge site.
DOT senior environmental specialist for this district,
Hartley said he had been involved in about 50 wetland
mitigation projects in the area, including the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge several years ago where 26,000 square
feet of seagrasses were relocated. He did not provide data
on the success rates of the seagrass beds.
DOT senior environmental scientist in Tallahassee,
Evink was involved in wetland mitigation efforts state-
wide, specifically in 37 bridge replacement projects in
the Florida Keys, and was also knowledgeable on the
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effects of stormwater runoff on marine environments.
Evink said seagrass mitigation efforts are very site-
specific as to their success, with factors such as sedi-
ment and water quality playing a critical role.
He said he had found limited contaminants in bot-
tom sediments in a north Florida river that could be
attributed to stormwater runoff. However, Evink said
similar conclusions could not be drawn with the pro-
posed bridge due the river's
constant flow rate versus the
bay's tidal influences and
less intense flow.
,James Wilt Jr.
DOT district permit-
ting engineer, Wilt is a civil
engineer responsible for gain-
ing permits for the agency.
Ffolkes Wilt gave a detailed
explanation of the construc-
tion techniques proposed to build the new bridge and the
chronology of the DEP permit request. He said when the
DEP began talking about a northern position for the
bridge, he reviewed the area and determined that 13,200
cubic yards of bay bottom would have to be excavated to
create new boat channels. To barge the material away
would cost about $100,000; to use settling ponds to con-
tain the material would require purchases of land that
would cost a total of about $1 million, Wilt said.
He said the existing bridge was "functionally ob-
solete" and the bridge had decking and piling cracks
and mechanical problems with the draw span. Wilt said
State Road 64 Manatee Avenue was classified as
a "rural" road by the agency and, as a rural road, the
bridge may be allowed as a "sub-standard roadway."
He said the DOT had not used grating in work plat-
forms before, as was proposed by the agency, nor had the
"H"-beams for the platform been used before. Wilt said
the "H"-beam proposal had been decided on about a week
ago. He added that no structural engineers had reviewed
either construction technique to determine feasibility.
Robert Whitman Jr.
Vice president and director of environmental services
for Peninsula Design & Engineering, Inc., Whitman par-
ticipated in the environmental studies of the proposed
bridge as a consultant to the DOT. He is an expert in man-
grove and seagrass habitat restoration projects as well as
seagrass mitigation and seagrass habitats.
Whitman said he became involved in the Anna
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and Peninsula began conducting environmental studies
on the area near the bridge. He said particular empha-
sis was placed on manatees and manatee habitat, par-
ticularly seagrasses which provide food for the slow-
moving marine mammals.
Whitman said that at least four species of
seagrasses were found in the area surrounding the
bridge: manatee, turtle, shoal and widgeon grasses. Re-
planting of the grasses impacted by the bridge was
planned for about 1.5 acres, and would be monitored
for five years, Whitman
He said that the area
had changed dramatically
From "pristine" levels in the
1940s, especially when the
causeway was constructed
in the late 1950s for the cur-
rent bridge. Whitman said
the current environmental
status of seagrasses near the
Stretesky bridge allows for
recolonization of the
grasses, but "It is a slow process in the area"
Administrative hearing officers such as Rob-
ert Meale, who is conducting the bridge hearings
on the Island, said total impartiality and a lack of
bias characterize all proceedings.
Administrative hearings are conducted to settle
disputes between state agencies in Florida, Meale
explained. Hearing officers are an independent di-
vision of state government which is indirectly under
the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Man-
"We don't go around the state sprinkling holy
water on state agencies," Meale said.
Administrative hearings are conducted on
matters as diverse as land use, license disputes of
doctors, school board matters, exceptional stu-
dent complaints, child abuse and adult abuse
matters and comprehensive plan problems.
Meale said he conducts about 60 administra-
tive hearings annually. The reports he drafts
range in size from eight pages to more than 300.
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O.J. junkies take note
Islanders have a chance to watch government
courtroom action in Bradenton Beach for the next few
days, as the administrative hearing on the replacement
bridge at Manatee Avenue continues.
Attendance has generally been good from people
with an interest in what's happening with the
seagrasses, mangroves, manatees and other environ-
mental aspects involved in the construction of the
However, it's not the kind of meeting where you
can sit through an hour or so and come away with a real
feel for the proceedings or the outcome.
Much of the testimony is tedious, the exhibits are
sometimes obtuse and the testimony is filled with terms
like "epiphytic growth," "Thallasia shoot density" and
"Florida T-bulb construction."
But the meetings do provide a good exercise in an
impartial, unbiased hearing process.
And for you O.J. Simpson courtroom junkies still
going through withdrawals, it's a quick fix on court-
room antics and legal maneuvering.
Katie Pierola is no longer mayor of Bradenton
Beach, stepping aside Monday to pursue more family
and business related interests.
She was a strong advocate of businesses and resi-
dents in "her" city, providing six years of relatively
calm leadership a scarcity in Bradenton Beach's
rarely calm political history.
She leaves behind a wide, renourished beach, a
sparkling Bridge Street bedecked with old-Florida flair,
a beautifully painted and refurbished fishing pier and
a sound economic picture for the city.
Katie will be missed. (Can she really stay away?)
Thank you for your hard work for Bradenton Beach
and the Island.
The Island can look forward to strong advocacy
from Katie in her newly appointed position on the
board of directors of the Florida Shore and Beach Pres-
... and good luck to
new council members
Bradenton Beach's new mayor, Leroy Arnold, was
sworn into office Monday along with council members
Gail Cole, Connie Drescher, and Dick Suhre. The
swearing-in was a first for Cole and Drescher, and the
third occasion for Suhre.
We wish them all the best as they and Councilman
John Kaufmann guide Bradenton Beach's ship of state.
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Privateers deserve thanks
We would like to take a moment to thank the Anna
Maria Island Privateers for once again they have come
forward in the interest of the community.
Thank you for your gracious offer to share the field
so that the art show and the thieves market will both
take place as planned in March.
It's wonderful we can all work together.
Thanks to everyone involved.
Autumn and Rick DeFrank, Anna Maria City
Islander's Wish Book
gets quick response
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
an updated computer printer thanks to the Islander's
annual "Wish Book" insert featured in the Nov. 29 is-
Among other needs, the chamber wished for an
updated computer equipment as one of its needs to
improve the office's operation.
Just one day later, David Haskins, owner of The
Inn Between Resort in Holmes Beach, called the cham-
ber to say he was delivering a printer.
We were thrilled to see Haskins and his gift of an
Okidata adjustable carriage tractor feed printer.
The printer is what we needed to print our own
mailing labels so we won't have to rely on our volun-
teer businesses. Thank you, David, and thank you The
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Darcy Marquis, executive director
Donations to make
low bridge law
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the seven
families who have anonymously donated $1,000 to
Save' Anna Maria, Inc.'s, legal fund, and to the many
who are sending us checks or making cash donations
to the best of their ability.
With the administrative hearing in progress, dona-
tions large and small come at an extremely criti-
cal time in our efforts to stop the state from building a
mega-bridge at Manatee Avenue.
I encourage everyone concerned with this issue to
attend the hearing. If that is not possible, to stay in-
formed through The Islander Bystander.
Thank you again. Money will allow the legal fund
to get the job done.
Melody Kramer, president, Save Anna Maria, Inc.
Mayor Pierola will be missed
I would like to comment on Katie Pierola, mayor
of Bradenton Beach.
The city is going to lose one of the best assets it has
in a very short time as Katie will no longer be mayor.
During her time as mayor, she has done more for the
city than any mayor I have known in the 15 years I have
been a property owner here.
Just look along the streets. The trees that line the
Cortez Bridge area, the improved properties especially
on the south end of town, the marina, as well as the li-
brary and playgrounds in one way or another are all
part of Katie's work.
I recently had an ongoing problem with the city
which arose again. I informed Katie of the problem and
on a Sunday she came to observe the situation. She
stated that it would be corrected within a day or two -
and it was. She had thought it had been taken care of a
long time ago or it would have not been ongoing. With
only days to go as mayor she could have just ignored
it, but she choose to be the lady she is and solve it.
She will be a hard person to follow and I am sure
that whatever she pursues in life will work for her. She
will never get all the credit she deserves, but I am sure
that in her heart she knows she did the best that could
be done for Bradenton Beach during her terms in of-
Katie can certainly hold her head up high. Because
of her, we residents can be proud to live here now. We
are no long the slum of Anna Maria Island.
Kathy Schreckengost, Bradenton Beach
For more of
see page 8
THOSE WERE TTHE IAY
Part 13, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
This faded photograph nevertheless captures the mood of the early 1900s in
Manatee County. It must be Sunday afternoon, while the womenfolk are
cleaning up after dinner. Father props his feet up on the railing of the broad
veranda while Sonny sways in the big hammock and Fido and the pet cats
The year 1905 marked the end of
Anna Maria Island's pioneer days. For
times were a-changing. The coming
year 1906 was the year of the San
Francisco Earthquake. The destruction
of the lively city with the loss of 700
lives seemed to temper the exuberant
frontier spirit that had characterized
America as it entered the 20th century.
Here's how 1906 unfolded for Anna
Marians and the other residents of
Manatee County according to the Mana-
tee River Journal:
Feb. 16: Mr. S.C. Cobb appeared
before the board of instruction repre-
senting patrons living on Anna Maria
Key and requested that they be granted
a four months school term. On motion
the request was granted, and Miss Alice
Wilson was appointed to teach the
March 23: The 1905-06 tourist sea-
son was exceedingly successful. Visi-
tors were seen everywhere. A large
number of picnickers spent time on
Anna Maria Key. Last week a group
spent several days in Jack Leffingwell's
houseboat, the Squaw.
March 30: We invite attention to the
professional card of Capt. John R. Jones
who has located in Bradentown for the
practice of law, with offices in the Iron
Block. Capt. Jones has been a resident
of Manatee County for a number of
years, owning valuable property on
Anna Maria Key. He is an old practitio-
ner and will be found capable of han-
dling the business of his clients to the
very best advantage.
April 20: The Bradentown Literary
Club will be meeting for its annual
"gentlemen's night" on Tuesday at 8
p.m. There will be solos, duets, violin
music, readings and dancing to the
pianola. A delightful prospect for all.
April 20: The Vandalia, captained
by Captain Bill Fogarty's son, Will,
went down in a raging storm when re-
turning from a run to Key West. The fate
of the ship and its crew of three will not
be known until the remains of the ship
are found. (All hands drowned.)
April 26: The terrible earthquake in
San Francisco, with hundreds killed and
consequences not yet completely as-
sessed, is a cause for great sympathy
among us. It is to be expected that
many California citizens and other
tourists will be attracted to Florida
where conditions are so salubrious. We
will, of course, welcome them.
May 8: Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Fuller
entertained friends with a lovely trip to
Anna Maria Key on board the comfort-
able yacht, Dependence. While the
guests were enjoying the surf, the host-
ess was busying herself spreading
lunch so that when the hungry bathers
returned they found awaiting them in
the dining room of the Hall house two
long tables spread with all the good
things that go into lunch baskets,
supplemented by an abundance of fried
pompano, mashed potatoes and coffee.
May 11: Mrs. Margaret Lemon and
Master Julian Fuller are spending sev-
eral days this week at the Halls' place
on Anna Maria Key. Mrs. Lemon
caught a redfish 3 feet long and 24
inches in circumference which Mr. Hall
said was the largest he's ever seen
caught during his residence of many
years on the island.
June 15: Misses Mara Harris and
Lilian Knight entertained 50 of their
friends delightfully Thursday evening
of last week with a trip to Anna Maria
Key. The parties left Corwins dock at 7
o'clock on the speedy launch, Echo,
and after a splendid run of a little more
than an hour, arrived at the Key where
they disembarked and devoted their at-
tention to a most satisfying supper,
supplemented with glorious moonlight,
refreshing breezes and beautiful ex-
panses of sea and shore.
Sept. 3: More property changed
hands in the last 60 days than ever before.
With the new railroad to the east of us, the
Mana Vista Hotel to open in January and
a new hard road to Sarasota planned
along the bay, we anticipate another good
season this winter.
Next: Bertha Hall
remembers the good
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To whomever was responsible for the Island Shop-
ping Center's Open House, a big thank you for an en-
We particularly liked the small town feeling one
got as a result of the Christmas sounds and the friend-
liness of the crowd a real cross section of our Island.
Ginny and Bob Meylan, Bradenton Beach
police chief in a swirl
As much as I generally try to refrain from debating
issues in the newspaper, I have no choice but to respond
to your aptly named "Stir-it-up" column of Nov. 30.
Several insinuations were made regarding the police
department within this column, and I can't help but think
the community would be better served by research and
objective reporting of issues as opposed to opinion.
In reference to people blatantly violating handi-
capped-parking regulations, I would think that any
civic-minded person who was out to achieve positive
results would, while observing violators shop, visit
restaurants and do laundry, take the two minutes that
it would take to notify their local police department so
that the problem could be dealt with in the proper man-
ner. While we would like to be in all places at all times,
this certainly is not possible. Therefore, we encourage
the public to report such violations.
In reference to the elimination of the three 'well
used' parking spaces that were removed at the sugges-
tion of Officer Chuck Steams, no complaints have ever
been received from any customers or business owners
regarding these changes. It makes me wonder whose
parking place was eliminated.
The issue of the stop sign, which by design of the
center would have to be placed in the center of the
parking lot, has been explored previously. The issue of
the parking lot changes were not done at the recom-
mendation of Officer Steams, but by the management
of the property with concurrence by me, the city's traf-
fic engineer. This question could have easily been an-
swered with a simple call to the right person.
In a time where the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment is striving to provide the best possible service to
the community, some positive reinforcement from your
paper would be a welcome change.
As your community-oriented police program is
instituted, I would like to remind everyone in the com-
munity that the answer to any questions that you might
have are only a telephone call away.
Chief Jay Romine,
Holmes Beach Police Department
Anchor Inn is a good neighbor
I am writing this letter in regard to the continuing
situation pertaining to the alleged noise problem at the
I have been a resident and owner of property in the
2900 block of Avenue C since 1988. I have heard noise
from the Anchor Inn on a few occasions. I didn't com-
plain to anyone as I was aware upon the purchase of my
home that I was buying in the environs of a night club.
I question why the people who are now so incensed
about the noise didn't research the neighborhood more
fully before buying or building.
It has recently come to my attention that the per-
son leading the campaign against Mr. and Mrs. Tmngler,
the owners and proprietors of the bar, purchased his or
her home sight unseen from another location. Caveat
Emptor let the buyer beware!
The Tinglers have bent over backwards to try and
satisfy and pacify their neighbors.
My feelings go out to the Tinglers and the Holmes
Beach Police Department for having to constantly deal
with this harassment. Our police department has better
things to do with their time than run around with a deci-
bel meter to placate a few easily irritated citizens. There
is not much crime, but we do have some crime here.
Let our police department do their appointed job
and let our local business people do theirs. Stop annoy-
ing them and the other Island residents with your con-
stant unfounded complaints. Please.
I can speak for myself and many of my friends and
acquaintances in saying that we are tired of this topic.
It has been settled in the city council. The Tinglers have
been exonerated of all charges on each and every oc-
I have had it. Leave us alone and leave our local
business owners alone. If not for their taxes, ours would
be much higher.
Thomas Wright, Holmes Beach
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creation of Coquina Beach. The island in the lower right
of the photo known today as Leffis Key; note the fact it
was an island at that time.
Three circus elephants with bathing beauties perched
on their heads were the first to cross the new Cortez
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the day of celebration was climaxed by fireworks
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Anna Maria official Phil
Charnock wears yet
another hat as dad to
Sarah. Islander Photo:
2 A a 7
& Frames S
Coral Way 8so
Rrt Outlet 7822 Cortez Road
Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra & Chorus
Music Director: Alfred Gershfeld
Choral Master: Marjorie Whitson
Katherine Turner BarlowSoprano
Chalyee Ruehlen Alto
Joseph Spinella Tenor
Charles Shook Bass
Sunday, December 17, 1995 at 5:00pm
at St. Bernard Catholic Church
248 South Drive, Holmes Beach
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Charnock maintains at the
By Cynthia Finn
On Dec. 17 Phil Charnock celebrates five months
on the job as the triple-crowned building official, pub-
lic works director and code enforcement officer for the
city of Anna Maria.
Next month's marker, six months, is the biggie. By
then Charnock will know if he passed last month's
American Council of Certified Building Officials
If he did, and is deemed by the city commission to
have "successfully completed the six-month probation-
ary period" at his jobs, his salary will rise $2,500 per
year to $35,000.
Some may say that that's some high-grade pay for
a city that measures about one square mile.
And some did during the months-long search to
replace the last public works director, the second in a
row to resign after a brief stint due to conflicts with city
Others say yes, but we're a high-class city with a
gross taxable value of nearly $208 million for our city
staff to take care of. You get what you pay for.
Or, as former public works director Frank "four
years and 10 months of service" Tyndall told the com-
mission in July during haggling over Charnock's ex-
pected salary range, state-required certifications "have
put the calibre of these people up a few notches ... I
can't cotton to this nonsense of you sitting here pinch-
ing the penny when we've got a good man applying."
Commissioner George McKay called Charnock
"down to earth" after his interview with the then-city
of St. Petersburg senior plans examiner for construction
Except like another one of our Island's three
building officials he takes more to the water than the
earth. He lives on a boat.
Charnock enjoys his nautical lifestyle down there
at Galati Marine, where he shares quarters with wife
Nancy and 12-year-old daughter Sarah. They love their
neighbors and the true waterfront Island attitude they
And, since his contract requires that he live within
city limits, Charnock's like a lot of young folks, pro-
fessionals and not the high-class city offers high-
class rents and property sales figures.
But Charnock's a nautical kind of guy anyway. A
St. Petersburg native who grew up on Tampa Bay, the
son of a now retired Episcopal minister, Charnock and
his older brother (a Merchant Marine captain) were just
destined to be old salties.
Which brings us back to Charnock and his job for
the city. At the six-month mark, will they say he's
worth his salt?
Working with others
Charnock is an even-tempered professional who
says he has not experienced any run-ins with any of his
five bosses the mayor and four commissioners.
Those bosses may be subject to change come Feb-
ruary elections, but any possible shift does not concern
Charnock. He has been with the city long enough to
have a pretty firm grasp on what's what in his depart-
ment what piles there are from the past that need
completion, what's going on today that can't wait and
what long-term projects need a jump start.
And then given that we are a barrier island
subject to priority shifts from occasional kicks-in-the-
behind from Mother Nature Charnock knows that
however he, his bosses and his staff envision any
work week, the schedule could change instantly from
the likes, say, of even a distant Hurricane Opal. Not
to mention what a direct hit could do to the paperwork
and field work under Charnock's direction.
The Anna Maria post is Charnock's first time
managing a municipal department. Previous experi-
ence includes being building inspector for St. Peters-
burg Beach, inspector and plans examiner for,
Clearwater, Pinellas County building inspector, pri-
vate-sector commercial-contracting superintendent
and stints in between as a self-employed general con-
He wanted the Anna Maria job to keep going on
his chosen career goal of being a building official
which, as Tyndall said, has taken on whole new pa-
rameters in recent years due to increased certification
As for the people-management end in Anna
Maria, Charnock believes he is doing well with a very
dedicated staff. Included are long-time administrative
assistant Anne Beck, part-time clerk Sandra Poole,
full-time public works employees Bud Bailey and
Glen Towery and temporary workman Donald
Charnock believed himself capable of being a
good manager. He believes he is doing a good job and
that the circle of respect and accomplishments be-
tween him and his staff is running smoothly. He has
nothing but the highest praise for the skill and atti-
tudes of his staff.
Charnock also believes he has renewed and de-
veloped a good relationship with the state powers,
specifically with Steve West, a coastal engineer with
the Florida Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems
- the "chief of police" for permitting for anything
and everything seaward of the coastal construction
"They weren't real cooperative when I arrived,"
remembers Charnock. The frustration, perhaps, of the
turnover in Anna Maria building officials, resulting in
a steady stream of inconsistencies and incompletions.
Resulting also, on Charnock's end, in a hefty
backlog of unfinished city and citizens projects. He
smiles. "Just ask the Colons."
The Colons, owners of the Anna Maria Motel,
began city processing in the summer of 1994 for the
ability to build themselves a residence on their eight-
lot parcel. They've now been through three building
officials Charnock's the fourth and they still
haven't broken ground, though along the way they've
done what the officials proposed.
The Planning and Zoning Board with whom
Charnock also works closely just approved the
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12th annual spring auction
By Cynthia Finn
All successful functions take months of detailed
preparation and the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's annual spring auc-
tion benefit its most important
fundraiser of the year with a net goal of
more than $35,000 is no exception.
Center board members and volunteers
will soon be contacting area businesses
who in the past have generously contrib-
uted several hundred live and silent auc-
tion items and packages. All volunteers
will have Center identification and special Moon
The 12th annual affair will feature a new location
and some new leadership on the event committee. Af-
ter several years as co-chairwomen, Christine Holmes
and Linda Loken have been granted a well-deserved
breather from the top slots.
They plus scores of other dedicated volunteers
- can be credited with having turned the Center's cru-
cial budget-maker into an event that is eagerly awaited
and attended by some 300 people each year.
The values range from original works of art to re-
sort and fine-dining packages, offshore fishing excur-
sions and hundreds of retail items at hard-to-beat
prices. And there's always the grand-prize raffle to get
in on if you can't be at the auction.
A yearly theme enhanced by elegant decorations
and a gourmet meal at the right price, a professional
auctioneer and talented live entertainment have be-
come the mark of this Island social happening.
The monies raised are an integral part of the Center's
operating budget, which covers more than
50 programs and services for all ages.
So mark your calendars now for Sat-
urday evening, April 20, at the
Weismuller Activity Center at St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. It's An
Affaire to Remember '96.
Trudy Moon wife of Mr. Air &
SEnergy, Stewart Moon has signed on as
chairwoman of the '96 Affaire. Working
closely with Center executive director
Pierrette Kelly, Moon has assembled an
impressive list of committee members.
Signed up and already into action are Judy
Titsworth and Jeannie Bystrom, auction book; Ginie
Smith and Jean Baskin, decorating; Kelly and Debra
Domke, catering; Carol Bouziane and Barbara Sato,
raffle and admission sales; Linda Loken, "Angel" let-
ters; Julie Majares, sponsorship; Moon, entertain-
ment; Ann DeBellevue, grand prize.
Also, Smith and Richard Thomas, artist dona-
tions; Dot Hinely and Sato, silent auction; Nancy
Baldwin, volunteers; Deana Reemelin, signage; Beth
Carpenter and Kathy Breiter, donations; and Kay
Pruden and Domke, publicity.
For those who wish to become a contributor or
event volunteer, contact Moon at 778-0773 (work) or
the Community Center at 778-1908.
Community Center thanks
On behalf of her board of directors, Anna Maria
Island Community Center Executive Director
Pierrette Kelly took the opportunity at the Center's
first Christmas tree lighting Dec. 8 to bestow certifi-
cates of appreciation to a long list of special "angels"
- those whose support of the Center in recent years
has made a lasting impression.
Those honored include Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Lester, Mr. and Mrs. James Gavin, Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Cashman, former Bradenton Beach Mayor
Katie Pierola, Roy and Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy
McChesney, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Hagen, Joan Brown,
Mr. and Mrs. George O'Connor, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Bowes, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lowman, the Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island, the Friendly Tuesday Bridge
Club, the Church of the Annunciation, the Island Gar-
den Club and the Anna Maria Rotary Club.
Also, The Islander Bystander, Ed Chiles, Kirk
MacKenzie, Sean Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pow-
ers, the Anna Maria Island Privateers, Mr. and Mrs.
Kelly and "Angel" Jim Moss of Island Rotary Club
Joseph Dickinson, Mr. and Mrs. Gib Bergquist, Mr.
and Mrs. Allen Bobo, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Shook, Mar-
guerite Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Torres,
United Way of Manatee County, Lee Edwards,
Robert Hogue and the Women's Guild of St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church.
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Colon's most recent request for another type of vari-
ance and approval. The city commission was to issue
its decision Dec. 12.
'Away from crisis management'
One of Charnock's goals is "to get away from cri-
sis-management procedures. A lot sat for so long," he
says. "Everything is immediate."
Of the bigger projects under Charnock's supervi-
sion are the roads and bridges, the city's stormwater
drainage systems, the beach accesses and walkovers.
To the man whose bulk municipal experience is as a
building official, he says "the public works I got free
as part of the job."
He thinks he and his staff are doing their part to
stay on top of it despite being "swamped."
Permitting for two walkovers on Sycamore and
Palmetto avenues is due in any day. A current survey-
ing of all of the city's 35 beach accesses (or extensions
of right of way) will result in a January report to the
"Then they'll know what we've got including
some cases where the markers are in the middle of pri-
vate driveways and we'll be examining how we
should best utilize those accesses," says Charnock.
Also in Charnock's hands is a long-awaited pre-
liminary report from the Southwest Florida Water
Management District on the city's stormwater drain-
"They're really not providing any engineering,"
explains Charnock. "Rather, it's really just a nice
mapping of what we've got."
The plan is to use those maps and contract out for
a photographic look at the city's system. "We need to
fix what we've got, make it work right, and then we'll
be making recommendations for adding new areas."
Charnock leans back in his desk chair. He is sur-
rounded by a maze of plans and inches-thick reports,
guidelines and requirements; foot-thick piles of paper;
pages-long applications and presumably required re-
"Yes, part of my job is the constant sorting of fed-
eral and state laws, plus city ordinances," he says. Not
bitterly, but with the smile of a man who is doing what
he chose to do several years ago, and doing it with the
inner knowledge that Rome wasn't built in a day.
As for the more personal side of his job,
Charnock has a goal of getting across to the citizens
of Anna Maria that despite his mulit-level job titles
and the semblance of power therein, "I'm not a bad
So if you haven't met Phil Charnock yet, stop into
the public works office and say hello. He may wear
a lot of hats, but they're all white. He's not a bad guy.
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By Pat Copeland
Florida Power and Light representa-
tives concluded presentations on the ef-
fects of Orimulsion on the environment in
the continuing administrative hearings last
week, while Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection personnel reiterated
their endorsement of the fuel.
The hearings are the current step in the
permitting process for the use of the con-
troversial new fuel at FPL's Parrish plant.
The fuel is a mix of bitumen from Venezu-
ela, water and an emulsifying agent.
Environmentalists maintain the
burning of Orimulsion will result in
emissions of high levels of nitrogen ox-
ide (NOx), and the company is not using
the best available technology to reduce
those emissions. This issue was ad-
dressed in the first week of hearings.
They also claim that Orimulsion
would be very difficult to clean up if
spilled in the Bay or Gulf because it dis-
perses in water rather than floating to the
top and forming a slick as does oil.
In addition, they say truck trips re-
quired in the transportation of by-products
will clog local roads, making them more
dangerous for residents, and water with-
drawals from the Little Manatee River will
negatively affect the marine habitat.
Biologists testified that a spill of
Orimulsion or oil would create about the
same level of danger to the environment
but in different ways. While oil is far
more toxic, Orimulsion is far more con-
centrated. An oil spill would form a
slick and smother marine life, while
Orimulsion would disperse and be di-
luted by the water.
The Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Orchestra and Chorus led by
music conductor Alfred Gershfeld and
chorus master Marjorie Whitson -
will perform Handel's "Messiah" at 5
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
The effects of the dispersed fuel on
marine life are unknown, detractors say.
In addition, a dispersing agent in
Orimulsion came under fire for its pos-
sible effects on the reproductive systems
of fish; however, research is far from
complete on the subject, said others.
Biologists also testified that increas-
ing water withdrawals from the Little
Manatee River would have little effect
and marine life can adapt to the chang-
ing conditions. According to stipula-
tions made by the Southwest Florida
Water Management District, FPL offi-
cials agreed to use treated wastewater
and groundwater to reduce the amount
of water withdrawn from the river.
Presentations closed with DEP per-
sonnel and others discussing the economic
and environmental benefits of the project
if all stipulations placed on FPL by various
state and county agencies are met.
FPL would be required to install air
pollution equipment that the plant cur-
rently is not required to use and limits
would be required on several pollutants
that are not currently regulated, said
Economic benefits include $136 mil-
lion in additional economic output
throughout the state, more than 2,000 new
jobs statewide, millions in savings on elec-
tric bills and increased revenue of $3 mil-
lion for the county, witnesses said.
The hearings conclude this week
with presentations by Manasota 88 and
Save Our Bays, which oppose the
project, and rebuttals from representa-
tives of both sides of the issue.
The hearings are being administered
by hearing officer Lawrence Johnson.
Sunday on Island
Featured soloists will include
Katherine Turner Barlow, soprano;
Chalyce Ruehlen, alto; Joseph
Spinella, tenor; and Matthew
Admission will be free but there
is a suggested donation of $5 per
person. Information, call 778-6517.
Santa counts down and cures the Island pout
By the hundreds they came to Coquina Beach Dec. 9for a child's eye view of
Santa up close and personal, thanks to the annual booking by the Anna Maria
Island Privateers. Caitlin Tribble, 6, ofBradenton Beach, ponders the age-old
question while eight-month-old baby sis, Erin, spies the yonder free hot dogs.
Three-year-old Kelcea Heskin of Anna Maria has visions of sugarplums. Is-
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Moose begets reindeer?
The annual holiday parade down the length of the Island brought out this group
of representatives from the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach, complete with
escort (mascot?). Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
... and with the night came the parade of boats
A score of boats cruised through the waters off Holmes Beach and Anna Maria
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Fruitcake flurry an Island tradition
By Joy Courtney
When it comes to holiday traditions, Anna Maria
Island has one of the tastiest.
The Island can feel the spirit of Christmas Present
when Anna Maria resident Bernard Haulsee sets out to
shop for all the "good stuff' needed to make his famous
Haulsee has been baking his fruitcakes for 17
years, using his mother's recipe from many Christ-
mases Past. Each eight-pound cake is full of cherries,
pineapple, coconut, raisins and pecans, with an optional
"baptism" in Jim Beam.
"I love to bake them," said Haulsee. "It's a hobby.
Some people tease me by telling me it's a pretty expen-
sive hobby, but I tell them that it's a lot cheaper than
The week before Christmas is Haulsee's favorite
time during the holidays. With his cakes wrapped care-
fully in foil, he begins his rounds to deliver his deli-
cious gift to his friends and the businesses Island-wide
who have helped him during the year.
"They are always glad to see me," he said. "This
makes it a nice Christmas for all of us."
As a Merry Christmas to Anna Maria Island,
Haulsee would like to share his recipe.
"If you publish the recipe, be sure to tell them not
to stir the butter and sugar and eggs too much. If they
do, the cake will crumble after its baked. Don't want
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3 C. pecan nuts
2 lbs. raisins
2 ground coconuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 oz. ginger root
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Light the way with
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is sell-
ing holiday luminarias and encouraging residents and
visitors to join in the Islandwide "Lighting of the Way"
at sunset on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
The custom of lighting luminarias dates back to the
time when conquistadors came to Mexico and what is
now Texas. Their Christmas Eve illumination signifies
remembrance of Joseph and Mary's search for a rest-
ing place for Jesus' birth.
The Center is offering packages of 10 luminarias
for $5. Proceeds will benefit the Center's programs. For
more information, call the Center at 778-1908 or Nancy
Baldwin at 778-9409.
Flap jack breakfast at St.
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach will
hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 17, from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The menu includes homemade pancakes, sausage,
orange juice and coffee at a cost of $2.50 for adults and
$1 for children.
Homemade bake goods will also be available for
The public is invited to attend.
A wide assortment of Christmas gifts plus an
opportunity to view Christmas decorations similar to
those with which early-Island settlers adorned their
beach cottages are now available at the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Gift items include color aerial photographs of the Is-
land in three sizes by Islander Jack Elka, Island scenes
painted by Holmes Beach artist Jon Thomburg and col-
orful three-dimensional plaques by artist Ruth Elliott. A
watercolor print by artist Richard Thomas of the pilot
house on Egmont Key and a color photograph of the
Society's logo, the beach couple, are also available.
The museum gift shop also offers the popular pic-
torial history book, unique T-shirts, decorated trivets,
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at Anna Maria City Hall. Mayor Dottie McChesney, city commissioners and staff members will be guests and
all area residents and guests are welcome. For more information, call the Historical Society, 778-0492.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood.
windsocks, hats and visors, tote bags, coffee mugs, post
cards, pine-needle baskets and mail-box fronts used in
the Anna Maria Post Office in the 1940s and '50s.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission is free.
Early-settlers bread is on sale every Wednesday. For
more information, call the museum at 778-0492.
Body Maintenance offers
Ongoing meditation classes at the Body Mainte-
nance Center, 5610 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key,
facilitated by Dr. Light Miller, are held Tuesday eve-
nings at 7:30 p.m.
The center will also present "Aromatherapy for the
Holidays" on Saturday, Dec. 16. Participants will make
gift baskets with aromatherapy and essential oils for the
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Bert M. Blow
Bert M. Blow, 88, of Holmes Beach died Dec. 4 in
Born in Mayville, Mich., Mr. Blow was a resident
of Manatee County. He and his wife owned and oper-
ated the Vogue Shoppe furniture store in Kalamazoo,
Mich., until retirement. He was a life member of the
Elks, a 33rd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a
World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma; a daughter,
Sue Kemp of Kalamazoo; a son, Kenneth of Hulbert;
eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial interment ceremony will be held in the
Spring in Hulbert Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Luce County, Newberry,
Mich. 49868, or a charity of choice.
Henry M Dahlquist Sr.
Henry M. Dahlquist Sr., 71, of Bradenton and for-
merly of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 4 in Manatee Me-
Born in Moline, Ill., Mr. Dahlquist came to Mana-
tee County from Birmingham, Mich., in 1970. He was
a retired manufacturer's representative and owner of
Red Barrel in Bradenton. He was a member of Christ
Episcopal Church. He was a member of Phi Delta
Theta. He was a U.S. veteran of World War II and
Korean War, serving as first lieutenant in the Marines.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred; two daugh-
ters, Dianne Linsenman and Kristin Smith, both of
Bradenton; three sons, Henry Jr., David and Douglas,
all of Bradenton; two sisters, Marion Bunyan and
Annabel Guckelberg, both of Birmingham; 10 grand-
children; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Christ Episcopal
Church in Bradenton with the Revs. John Hiers and
Dennis Kezar officiating. Memorial contributions may
be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Robin Alexander Hosford
Robin Alexander Hosford, 25, of Cortez, died Dec.
5 in Lakeland.
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He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine corps Reserve in
Tampa since 1988.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Rob-
ert and Inez of Lake Wales; his mother and stepfather,
Vivienne and Larry Rawlinson of Bradenton; and a
brother, Dallas of Cortez.
A memorial service with full military honors was held
at Brown and Sons Funeral Home in Bradenton with the
Rev. John Bartha officiating. Memorial contributions may
be made to U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program,
4119 43rd Ave. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205.
Anne Seay Hunter
Anne Seay Hunter, 71, of Anna Maria, died Dec.
7 at home.
Born in Petersburg, Va., Mrs. Hunter came to Mana-
tee County from Orlando in 1970. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Church of the Annunciation in
Holmes Beach and its Altar Guild. She was a member of
the Manatee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Edwin; a daugh-
ter, Virginia McCabe of Gibsonia, Pa.; three sons, A.
Meade of Palatka, Arthur of Anna Maria, and Edwin
Jr. of Jasper, Ark.; a brother, Arthur Seay of Sarasota;
and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Church of the
Armunciation in Holmes Beach. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Building Fund of the Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach,
Fla. 34217, or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 6055
Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
Dr. William G. 'Bill'
Dr. William G. "Bill" Scoggins, 51, of Bradenton
and Holmes Beach, died Dec. 6, in Columbia Blake
Born in Commerce, Ga., Dr. Scoggins graduated
from the University of Georgia in 1967 with a B.S. in
Pharmacy and received his medical degree from the
Medical College of Georgia in 1971. He then went on
to the Medical College of Virginia for his internship
and residency training in pulmonary and intensive care
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served Manatee Memorial Hospital as chairman of its
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Departments.
He served on several community and professional
groups, including the American College of Physicians,
the American College of Chest Physicians, the Ameri-
can Lung Association, the American Thoracic Society,
and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
"We lost our favorite Georgia Bulldog," said
Lindell Orr, CEO, Columbia Blake Medical Center.
"When Bill Scoggins joined Blake in 1978, he brought
to this community a medical talent for a successful
treatment of pulmonary disease that surpassed
anyone's expectations. He was a doctor's doctor."
He is survived by his wife, Pamela; two sons,
Greer of Richmond and Lee of Boston; a sister, Alma
Murray of Gainesville, Ga.; and a brother, Paul of
Services were held at Brown and Sons Funeral Home
in Bradenton with the Rev. Dennis Kezar officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Adopt-A-Fam-
ily, P.O. Box 1553, Bradenton, Fla. 34206.
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Your hit parade
I admit it. I remember the old late-1950s television
show Your Hit Parade. But I was very, very young.
Take my word for it, I watched it every Friday night
with a babysitter while my folks went to the Elks Club
or bowling or whatever.
A lingering copy of TV Guide, the fall preview
issue for the 1958-59 season, promises "the agenda will
be less rock-and-roll ridden."
Never mind Dorothy Collins and Johnny
Desmond. The stars of a different sort came out last
week for the Island's annual lighted boat parade. This
production was orchestrated by two Key Royale go-
getters, Bruce Seewald and Bob Jorgensen and the stars
of the show were 17 glittering power and sail boats.
The Key Royale bridge, the city pier and the Rod
& Reel Pier were "loaded" with parade watchers ac-
cording to Jorgensen and Seewald. (Yes, they talk to-
gether they're a team.) They said, "There were so
many people on the piers we thought people would
start falling off around the edges."
Bob Herndon of Regatta Point in Palmetto entered
his 43-foot powerboat, Cliche, with 4,200 lights. If the
theory "the most lights wins" were true, he would have
been a sure winner, but Herndon had plenty of compe-
tition. He did, however, take first place in the 26 feet
and over power boat category. Runner-up was Frank
Derfler of Holmes Beach with his 34-foot Zabava.
In the category for power boats under 26 feet, pa-
rade organizer Seewald took first place with a carou-
sel of reindeer turning on the bow of his 22-footer,
Seeturn. Second place prize went to the boat Defiant.
The other half of the organizational team, Jorgensen,
took first place in the sailboat category aboard Cat Royale,
followed by Skipjack in second place.
Just in case you were suspecting any conflict of
interest for the organizers of the event taking top prizes,
hold your tongue. The impartial judging was conducted
by myself along with Islander Bystander sales repre-
sentative Laura Ritter and her friend Herb Haller.
Crabby Bill's owner Keith Lawes and Manager Jim
Molten joined us in our critique of design, theme, ef-
fort and appearance.
The highlight of the evening for the judges was a
non-entry. It was a tiny boat, from what we could see
from across Bimini Bay, that never made the pass by
us for judging.
This little boat was ablaze with lights that spelled
out "L-E-O-N." But wait, the entire illuminated display
changed for a moment and then changed back again to
L-E-O-N. We called out across the bay for "Leon" to
come over for judging to no avail.
We watched him head down the grand canal and
when he emerged back into Bimini Bay headed the
other way the lights spelled N-O-E-L!
We heard the story of Leon at the awards banquet
the following night. It sounds more like the story of
"the little engine that could."
,e Holiday hearth
", feels a lot like
Proprietors of the
Harrington House Bed &
Breakfast on the Gulf in
Holmes Beach chose a
perfect day for their
holiday open house last
Sunday. Visitors cozied up
by the hearth for some
decorations and feasted
on festive fare. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.
It was an amazing feat that Leon made it to the
event at all. He motored up the Manatee River from
Palmetto. The trip took nearly five hours and two tanks
of gas. He ran out of gas near Anna Maria, got help and
was re-directed toward the parade route.
The owner, Ward Bennett, was scrunched into the
10-foot sailing dinghy with only a generator and a gas
can and he estimated his top speed at four-and-a-half
mph. His wife, Liana, designed the entry as she did last
year's winner a leaping team of dolphins on their
41-foot sailboat. The 10-foot dinghy carried 2,200
The Bennetts waited until the last moment to de-
cide on their entry. Their big boat undergoing work and
disabled, they finally decided to rig up the dinghy.
For all they went through, and for the great spirit
they demonstrated, Seewald and Jorgensen presented
the Bennetts with a Crabby Bill's gift certificate and the
crowd on boaters at the awards party gave them a big
hand. Nice gesture, guys.
We all hoped the Bennetts would return next year but
they say they're off for a long trip to other parts of the
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world. Herndon, on the other hand, said he hoped they
don't acquire a power boat and get into his category.
The Bennetts' ingenuity and spirit are winners. Just
like the parade and all the people who participated and
made it happen for all of us.
Open sez me
Open house, grand opening, grand re-opening.
There's been a lot happening lately. To catch you up on
openings, we must first mention the fantastic kickoff of
the current season of such events at Wagner Realty.
Their remodeling and renewed commitment to the
real estate market under new owner Dave Eckel was
cause for celebration there. The building exterior looks
fantastic and contributes tremendously to the ongoing
renaissance in Bradenton Beach.
A place can get a little crowded with all the trans-
actions that must have taken place since Wagner first
went into business in 1939. Now the complex of offices
is inviting and comfortable plush and new.
The party was catered by Centre Market on
Longboat Key under a big tent in the parking lot the
only event of its kind on Anna Maria in recent memory
to serve a buffet with real china and table service -
Last week's grand re-opening of Crabby Bill's co-
incided conveniently with the Island Shopping Center's
open house. The Crabby people went all out day and
night with drink specials and a free buffet from 7 to
9. The turnout was fantastic. You could hardly turn
around without seeing old friends and new in every dif-
ferent area of the expansive restaurant.
My short visit there was late in the festivities but
just about the time the Rock Lobster Room was kick-
ing in with live music. A new band, "301," played a lot
of Jimmy Buffett and had plenty of folks, young and
old, up dancing.
It's a big "club," with seating for more people than
any of the rest of the Island's entertaining night spots.
Probably due to the vast size of the Rock Lobster room,
there was some conversation going around about a re-
vival of the big shows that Karen Leopald had at
Turtles when she owned the club a few years back.
They had the Mamas and the Papas, the Birds, Savoy
Brown, Rick Derringer, the Coasters and others who
were really popular with all age groups.
The circuit of small clubs was apparently attractive
to the entertainers in the summer as it was to area pa-
I wonder if the rumor mill made it around to
Lighted Boat Parade
winners were feted by co-
sponsor Crabby Bill's the
night following the event.
From left, Bruce
Seewald, Bob Herndon,
Frank Derfler and Bob
Crabby owner Keith Lawes?
Another of the openings was held last week in
Cortez where things rarely change. Change they did at
the little spot once called Imperial Pizza and the
Cortezian. The location right on Cortez Road, just a
short distance from the bridge to Bradenton Beach, is
completely made over.
New owners Franky and Machell Koons renamed
their new venture the Sea Horse Raw Bar & Grill and
hosted a three-day grand opening celebration last week.
Entertainment was of the blues variety always wel-
come in these parts and the menu sounds worthy of
the fishing village surroundings.
Jo and Frank Davis rounded out the week's events
with a holiday open house at their plush Island bed and
breakfast, Harrington House. Their tree in the two-
story living room is one of the grandest you'll find and
it's a perfect chance to peek in the rooms.
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author appears Dec. 23
Frank Remkiewicz renowned author and illus-
trator of children's books and the current illustrator of
the "Curious George" series will make a special
appearance at the Brain Gym bookstore, 5340-F Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23.
Remkiewicz will tell stories and display art from his
numerous books, greeting cards and popular animal crack-
ers box. His most recent book is "Fiona Raps It Up."
For information, call the Brain Gym at 778-5990.
Civic association hosts
All residents of Holmes Beach are invited to attend
a Holiday Gathering sponsored by the Holmes Beach
Civic Association on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m.
at the Island Branch Library.
The gathering is an opportunity for neighbors to meet
neighbors in holiday cheer and refreshments will be
The association encourages all residents to join or
renew their membership and save $2. All new and renew-
ing memberships for 1996 will cost $5 per person if paid
prior to Jan. 31. Annual dues are $7 per person thereafter.
Ramblin' Rosers do a holiday round for Rotary
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will be treated to holiday choral entertainment by the Ramblin' Rosers,
under the direction of Roser Church music director Cliff Burgeson, at the Rotary's next meeting at 6p.m.
Monday, Dec. 18, at Crabby Bill's seafood restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The singers
performed last Sunday at the Roser Men's Club's staging of "A Christmas Carol" which starred George
Curry. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
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Garden club to hold a
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a Christ-
mas Program and Tea on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 1
p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Refreshments will be served and the public is in-
vited to attend.
Visionaires meet Dec. 19
The Island Low Vision Group has a new name,
Visionaires, and cordially invites friends, relatives and
interested persons to take part in their next meeting and
holiday party at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.
For more information, call Doris Hunter at 778-
Blake honors Island
Columbia Blake Medical Center ofBradenton held
a recognition and awards banquet Dec. 7 to thank more
than 550 1995 volunteers for their efforts and to honor
those who have devoted time to Blake for many years.
Island residents receiving special honors included
Sarah Swan of Holmes Beach, 10-year award, and
Helen Crowther of Ann Maria, five-year award.
Four women from Holmes Beach were recognized
for having contributed 5,000 or more hours of service
at the hospital. They are: Ethel Beall, 11,199 hours;
Bertha Morgan, 8,547 hours; Barbara Baker, 6,504
hours; and Phyllis Smith, 5,645 hours.
The program was dedicated to volunteers who
passed away in 1995. Among those was Robert
Hulburd of Holmes Beach.
Other Islanders currently devoting service at Blake
are Harriet Crain, Marilyn Grenzebach, John LeCroy,
Barbara McDonnell, Helen Millwater, Ann Morgan,
Theodore Novick, Beverly Willkom, Jacqueline Dawson,
Priscilla Barstow, Carol Bryant, Agnes Gibson, Mrs. Glen
Johnson, Donald Maloney, James Meena, Rosemary
Monroe, Jeanne Rauen-Miller and Dean Wikoff.
League closes for
The Anna Maria Island Art League in Holmes
Beach will be closed for Christmas vacation from
Wednesday, Dec. 13, until Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Julie Stewart's prisma color classes will remain as
Members show at
starts Dec. 14
The Longboat Key Art Center will open its Annual
Members Show on Thursday, Dec. 14. The show will
continue through Jan. 14 in the main gallery.
Awards totaling $1,500 will be presented at the
opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 4 to 6
The public is invited to attend.
The center is located at 6860 Longboat Dr. S.,
Longboat Key. The hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
For more details call 383-2345.
Sarasota jazz concert
jazzes up holidays
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will offer a free jazz
happening entitled "Inside Jazz" on Saturday, Dec. 16,
from 10 a.m. until noon at the Burns Court Cinema
located between Pineapple and Palm Avenues, south of
Ringling Boulevard, in Sarasota.
Come one, come all.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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Pack it right for safe
The average American will spend nearly $500 on
holiday gifts this year, and in total Americans will send
an estimated 100 million packages through the mail
between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Unfortunately,
careless packaging can cause many to arrive in poor
The U.S. Postal Service offers the following "do's
and don't" for ensuring that your holiday parcels ar-
rive on time and in one piece.
Select a container strong enough to protect the
contents during handling. Fiberboard containers are
generally strong enough to ship most materials. If you
don't have a box like this, check your local post office
for packaging products designed for safe and sound
Leave space inside the carton for cushioning.
There should be enough room for the contents plus
cushioning to prevent damage. Good cushioning ma-
terials include polystyrene, shredded or rolled newspa-
pers, bubble plastic and fiberboard inserts.
Seal liquids or items that have an odor in leak-
proof, air-tight containers or other mailing materials
designed for this purpose.
Seal all packages with reinforced tape.
Mark the address, including apartment number (if
appropriate) and ZIP Code (nine-digit if possible),
clearly and make special markings to alert the Postal
Service to packages that are fragile or should not bend.
If you are shipping framed photographs, remove the
glass and wrap it separately.
Include an address label inside the package prior
to wrapping and sending.
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Don't package your gifts without cushioning be-
cause your gifts will shift and absorb the shock of any
movement during handling which will increase the risk
Don't package liquids and odorous items in only
cardboard boxes or paper warp. They will leak and
Don't use twine or cord to seal your packages.
Both tend to catch and bind in mail processing equip-
Incomplete, hard-to-read addresses make deliv-
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Pier regulars invite holiday
The Anna Maria City Pier "Regulars" will meet for
their annual holiday luncheon on Friday, Dec. 22, at
noon at Ato's Restaurant in Anna Maria. Regulars,
friends and guests are welcome.
In last week's article on options for the remodel-
ing or reconstruction of Holmes Beach City Hall, the
architect's drawings were mislabeled. The drawing
shown as Option I was Option III and the drawing
shown as Option III was Option I.
The Manatee River Orchid Society will hold its
monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at
the Pier Restaurant, 12th St. W., Bradenton. This
will be a dinner meeting with social hour from 5 to
6 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in
growing orchids is welcome to attend. Reservations/
The Manatee/Sarasota campus of Christian Life
School of Theology will is sponsoring a trip to Israel
and Greece from Feb. 6 to March 7. Dr. Cottle, presi-
dent of the college, will host the trip. Anyone interested
in participating should call the church. Information:
756-0060 or 746-7402.
The December meeting of the Happy Hearts Club
of Manatee Memorial Hospital, a support group offer-
ing education, information and support to the heart
patient and his or her family, will be held on Tuesday,
Dec. 19, at noon. The meeting will be a Christmas lun-
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She won't pay the lawyer but she
airs on TV Dec. 19
By Cynthia Finn
"I really wanted to get into the second round to
help pay off some of our legal fees," says Kay Hoey of
her recent excursion to Hollywood to appear in the
Seniors Tournament on "Jeopardy!"
"But our lawyer is patient and we had a fabulous
Hoey, of Bradenton Beach, will appear on the
popular television quiz show at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Dec. 19, on Paragon Cable channel 10. She'll appear
again briefly with all 15 over-50 tourney contestants on
She won a guaranteed $1,000 for her round-one
qualifying and competition. She was hoping for that
round-two $5,000 to help with the legal bill she and
husband Tom are sitting on from a recent well-known
Bradenton Beach Marina contest.
But she came up against the man who went on to
win it all. "An arrogant sort of fellow" who has been
training high school students for trivia shows for 20
Oh well. The Hoeys also got airfare to L.A. and a
three-day complimentary stay at "Jeopardy!" executive
producer Merv Griffin's Beverly Hilton Hotel. They
paid to stay three more days and had a ball.
The real disappointment of the adventure came
after they returned to the Island. The two rolls of film
which captured all six days of fun were lost in a photo-
processing machine mishap.
A part-time Islander who moved here full time four
years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Hoey ap-
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for graduate-school tuition.
She also won a three-week trip to Europe for she
and Tom in 1971 for being a contestant on "Sale of the
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778-5320 Island Shopping Center
5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
SAnna Maria Island
Tina Norwood weds
Tina Marie Norwood and Chester Joseph Hamp-
ton III, both of Bradenton were married Nov. 18 at
First United Methodist Church of Palmetto.
The Rev. William Caldwell officiated at the
The bride is the daughter of Patricia Austin of
Tampa and Capt. John Norwood of Bimini, in the Ba-
hamas. The bride's maternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Tucker of Anna Maria. Her paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Norwood of
The bridegroom is the son ofCheryl Hampton of
Bradenton and Chester Joseph Hampton Jr. of Pal-
metto. His paternal grandmother is Mrs. Catherine
Hampton of Bradenton and his maternal grandmother
is Mrs. Berny Guthrie ofEllenton.
Stacy Hueston of Bradenton was matron of
honor. Bridesmaids were Jen Kring of Jacksonville;
Tiffany Tyrrell of Anna Maria; Candida Norwood, the
bride's cousin, of Bradenton; Katharine and Suzanne
Wight of Holmes Beach and Kelly McManigle of
Bradenton. Flower girl was Chelsea Wolf, the bride's
niece of Ellenton.
Best man was Chester Joseph Hampton Jr., the
bridegroom's father. Groomsmen were Paul Webb of
Bradenton; Todd Dowson, the bridegroom's brother-
in-law in Ellenton; Aaron Austin, the bride's brother
of Tampa; and Matthew Schott, the bridegroom's
cousin, of Tampa. Ring bearer was Marques
Norwood, the bride's cousin, of Bradenton.
The reception was held at Imperial Lakes. The
newlyweds took a wedding trip to Atlanta and went
skiing in Boone, NC. They live in Bradenton.
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Andrea & Ed Spring
Early Suppers / Lunches
Carry-out or Eat-In
Late Risers Don't forget about our great omelettes
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Lunch Wed thru Fri. 10:30-1:30
Sunday Brunch 9:30-1:30
Early Supper (7 days) 5-6:30 Dinner (7 days) 5-10 pm
9707 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 778-9399
S For the Holidays!
Christmas Dinner to Go From Harry's Deli
Plan New Year's Eve in Harry's Restaurant
Gift Certificates Available
Gourmet Gift Baskets the Perfett Gift
THIS WEEK'S DINNER SPECIALS
Tender Grilled Pork Loin Miso
served with Sauteed Eggplant, $17.95
Sauteed Soft Shell Crabs with an
Amaretto & Almond Sauce, $19.95
Pompano New Orleans
Sauteed with Crawfish in a
Beurre Blanc Butter Sauce, $21.95
Delightful Dining Gourmet Take-Out Catering
5600 Block Gulf of Mexico Dr.
525 St. Judes Dr. (Behind Circle K) Longboat Key
iGM PAGE 22 0 DECEMBER 14, 1995 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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Tips on buying, preparing
a live Christmas tree
The National Christmas Tree Association is located
in Milwaukee, Wisc. They know their evergreens up there
and the tips on selecting and preserving your live tree
throughout the holidays hold water even in Florida.
When selecting your tree, do a freshness test Gen-
tly grasp a branch between your thumb and forefinger
and pull it toward you. Very few needles should come
off in your hand if the tree is fresh. Look at the ground
around your tree you should not see an excessive
amount of green needles on the ground, but some loss
of interior brown needles is normal.
Once you've chosen your tree, keep it in a shel-
tered, unheated area to protect it from the wind and sun
until you are ready to decorate.
Before you set up your tree, make a fresh straight
cut across the base of the trunk about a half-inch up
from the original cut and place the tree in a tree
stand that holds two or more quarts of water.
Sunday Breakfast 8 am 'til 1 pm
Lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Dinners Nightly 4 til 10 pm
FULL BAR IMPORTED DRAFTS DARTS TV
HAPPY HOUR 4 'TIL 7 PM DAILY
Serving Traditional English Christmas Dinner
r..p Christmas Eve ~ 4 to 10pm ,.LA
Christmas Day 12 to 8pm
Start with a Glass of Mulled Wine
and Christmas Crackers
Then ... Leek Potato Soup
Roast Turkey, Sage and Onion
Stuffing with Cranberry Sauce
or Roast Pork, Sage and Onion
Stuffing, Apple Sauce
Includes Mashed or Roasted Potatoes,
Vegetables and Christmas Pudding
with Brandy Sauce
Accepting Reservations Now
2519 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach 778-5173
A tree will absorb as much as a gallon of water in
the first 24 hours and one or more quarts a day there-
after. Water is extremely important because it prevents
the needles from drying and the boughs from drooping.
Live trees should be given more water daily. A
seal of dried sap will form over the cut stump in four
to six hours if the water level drops below the base
of the tree, preventing the tree from absorbing wa-
ter later when the tree stand is refilled. If a seal
forms, make another fresh cut.
Keep your tree away from heat and draft sources like
fireplaces, heaters and television sets. Test your light cords
and connections before hanging them on your tree to make
sure they're in good condition. Don't use cords with
cracked insulation or broken or empty sockets.
REMEMBER: Be sure to unplug the lights before
you leave the house or go to bed.
Help with assembling toys
at hand, thanks to 'elves'
In an effort to assist single parents, grandparents
and anyone who isn't particularly mechanically in-
dined, Volunteer Services of Manatee County, Inc., is
sponsoring its second annual holiday community ser-
vice, "Some Assembly Required."
"Elves" are standing by ready and waiting to as-
semble toys, bicycles, small furniture, etc., for anyone
who needs the help.
The service is free. Donations will be accepted and
will benefit Volunteer Service and the ManaTEEN
To become a recipient or to become a volunteer
"elf," call 746-7117 for information.
Put your live tree to
The National Christmas Tree Association in Mil-
waukee, Wisc., considers the live Christmas tree to be
a recyclable resource and offers the following options
for utilizing your tree after the holidays.
Christmas trees are biodegradable. The branches
may be removed and used as garden mulch or compost.
SEE SEASON TIPS, NEXT PAGE
10519 Cortez Road
BUFFET HOURS: 11AM 9PM SUN. 12:00 Noon 8 PM
-S ICe Say "Happy Holida)
with Peache's Gift
SFresh-Cut Deli Sandwich
& DELI 95-99% Fat Free Meats
Eat-InorTake-Out Soups, Salads
For the Beach Bagels
; -,:, Mon-SatlOAM-9PM
S.'/ Sunday Noon to 6 PM
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 778-7386
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Sandwiches Dinners Deli
Freshly Prepared as you like
Eat in or take out
Fresh fish daily Local catches
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm
5604 Marina Drive/Holmes Beach
Dinner served 4-10 pm Tuesday-Sunday
Happy Hour Daily 4-7 pm 2-for-l (Most Brands)
John G. Hamilton Sunday 8-Midnight
Large groups and luncheon parties welcome.
Reservations requested, not required. Now booking holiday parties!
204 Pine Ave. Anna Maria (formerly Cafe Robar)
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 14, 1995 0 PAGE 23 B[G
SEASON TIPS, FROM PAGE 22
The trunk can be chipped for the same purpose. Check
with your Island city department of public works to see
if they offer a mulching program.
Christmas trees make excellent bird feeders. Attract
birds with orange slices, suet and bird seed. They will
come for the food and stay for the shelter in the branches.
Christmas trees also make effective sand- and soil-
erosion barriers at beaches. Check with your Island city.
Sunk into fish ponds, trees make excellent refuge
and feeding areas for fish.
The needles can be used for aromatic potpourris
Woodworking hobbyists can make a multitude of
items from the trunk of a recycled tree.
CAUTION: Christmas trees should not be burned
in a fireplace or wood stove where they may contrib-
ute to creosote buildup.
Drive safely during
The Manatee County Community Traffic Safety
Team including representatives from city, county
and state agencies, private industries and individuals -
has joined a nationwide effort to focus on the holiday
season and to recognize National Drunk and Drugged
Driving (3D) Prevention Month "to take a stand against
Last year 16,600 Americans about one every 30
minutes lost their lives as the result of alcohol-in-
volved crashes. The holiday season is a good time to
remind ourselves that impaired driving deaths and in-
juries are preventable, says the local Safety Team.
Suggested ways to "take a stand" include the fol-
Don't drink and drive.
Don't serve alcohol to those under the age of 21.
Plan ahead and designate a non-drinking driver.
If you are having a party, be a responsible host.
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For it is by giving that we receive
Wendy Hendrix, right, of Bradenton Beach and her visiting daughter, Gloria Kathan of Washington state,
were a cheerful reminder of the true spirit of Christmas Dec. 2 as they rang the bells for the Salvation Army in
front of Island Foods. The response was "magnificent" they said, including one gentleman's $20 donation to
what he called "the finest organization in the world." Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Serve non-alcoholic beverages too. Control the amount
of alcohol being served and ask alcohol-impaired
guests to stay overnight or call a cab for them.
'Lights on for Life' Dec. 15
Friday, Dec. 15, is national "Lights on for Life"
day and law-enforcement agencies, businesses, govern-
ment agencies and private citizens are encouraged to
keep vehicle headlights on all day.
The showcase event for National Drunk and
Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, "Lights on
for Life" is held as a remembrance of people killed and
Sat Dec. 23rd 9pm to lam
THE N.G.B. FREEPORT BAND
Join Annie, Roger, Mike, Lance & Kerina
For Christmas Cheers & Fun
Corner of Gulf Dr. & Palmetto Ave. in Anna Maria
778-3909 Take Out Orders Welcome
injured in alcohol-related crashes and a reminder of law
enforcement's watchful eye on impaired drivers.
The holidays are a particularly important time to
focus attention on deaths and injuries caused by drunk
and drugged drivers, reports the Manatee County Com-
munity Traffic Safety Team.
"Lights on for Life" is a symbolic observance that
sends a positive message and reminds the public that
during the holidays law enforcement will be cracking
down on those who choose to place innocent people's
lives in danger, says Barbara Reincke, local Safety
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SL FREE DELIVERY! I
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Sl Open 7 Days 11AM to Midnight
f 201 N. Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach |
U 778-0771 or 778-0772 1
Seafood Restaurant & Entertainment Emporium
THE TYPHOON SPORTS BAR
Scheduled Football Games
for the weekend of Dec 16 18
Al NFL Games Via FIVE 32" TVs
PLUS 2 SATELLITES
5325 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach
Come by Boat Marker 62 7 9566
Boat Slips Available i
"Your Neighborhood Market" 1
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Sweet Charlie Strawberries
Silver Queen Corn
S Ruskin Vine Ripe Tomatoes
Lobster Tails ... 7.99 ea.
Fresh-made Crab Cakes ... 1.99 ea.
Stone Crab Claws
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NEW YEARS EVE GOURMET MENU
SEATING BEGINS AT 8PM
Your meal begins with Baby Bay Scallops in
puffed pastry with lemon beurre blanc or
Grand Portobello mushroom appetizer.
Enjoy freshly prepared Caesar Salad then
choose your favorite entree from below
Filet Au Polvre
Veal Chop with Veal Glas6
Chicken Breast with Sun-Dried
ALL ENTREES INCLUDE LOBSTER TAIL
Your choice of 3 drink tickets per person or a
bottle or chE-npagne of your choice and flaming
banana's foster over vanilla ice cream.
$80 per couple (plus 15% gratuity)
MOn-SAT lOAn t11m Sun 1 IA 9pm
1830 59T ST. Wesr, BuumE PARK
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give me 10!
A healthy mind
needs a healthy
body, say educa-
tors. The entire
student body and
faculty of Anna
meet on the
for a fast-moving,
program to kick
The Hot Shot Basketball Contest recently held at
Anna Maria Elementary School courted the best of
hoop makers among the students in fourth and fifth
Students competed by shooting for 60 seconds
from designated spots on the basketball court. Each
spot was assigned a point value from one to three based
on the distance from the basket.
Top honors went to Stephen Yencho with a score
among the boys of 28. Shauna Kirn topped the girls
competition with a score of 16.
Top scores by class were: Ellis Stephen Yencho
and Louise Connelly; Russel Ryan Quigley, Mike
Vadovsky and Loraine Stanick; Lashway Daniel
Van Andel, Peter Dowling, Shauna Kirn and Brittany
Parker; Davis Devon Mertz and Jessica Trout;
Brockway Josh Sankey, Megan Nelson and Lacey
Peterson; Granstad Ryan Bebernitz and Denille
Smallwood; Paul Nick St. John and Skylar Purcell;
Brady Chase Parker, Ryan Keller and Susanna Van
PIZZA BURGERS FRIES
5630 Cortez Rd. W. 795-8787 Fax 795-8785
(Located in Cortez Commons Shopping Center)
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri & Sat 11am-10pm
Bridge Tender Inn
CASUAL BAYFRONT DINING
Historical Site of the 1917 Bay Inn
New Year's Eve 0-111
Make Reservations Now! -
STEEL PAN DAN on the Patio
Happy Hour Noon-6 daily
Lunch Dinner Spirits (Marker 49)
135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
These are the "Students of
the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the
week ending Dec. 1. Left to
right, front row: Joshua
Scheible, Alex Casella,
Alana Greundl, Matt Bobo,
Christen Franklin, Ali
Dempsey and Shanen
Young. Back row: Daniel
Miller, Zach Schield,
Joshua Sankey, Holly
Lillis, Mike Vadovsky and
Douglas Swanson and
V ienna Cagtled
Sermon ustrian restaurantt
Fine Selection German
& Beer D
SDinner Daily 5 to 10 PM
Reservation 778-6189 !!
101 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
Call for our selection 24-Hr. Notice
From the bakers at JZciftAte,,fetnati
Sun-8 pm NO EXIT/No Cover Charge
LADIES NIGHT-Drink Free 9-11 pm
Thur-Free Pool/Happy Hour til 10 pm
Christmas Night Party Dec 25
Tim Bamboo No Cover
We've got the Nightlife & Great Food too!
5702 Marina Dr Holmes Beach 778-5075
Eats & Ultimate
ICE CREAMS BY JOE
* Yogurts (18 fat free, 26 low fat)
* 10 Sugar Free Flavors
* Sundaes Sodas Shakes
Regular or Sugar Free
Belgium Waffles Ice Cream Cakes
Open Daily 2-10pm Closed Tuesdays
219 GULF DR. S. BRADENTON BEACH
(6 blocks south of the Cortez Bridge) 778-0007
HOMEMADE D, Open
i 11:30 AM
DESSERTS O to 10 PM
Fine German and Polish Cuisine
EVERY TUESDAY IS SCHNITZEL DAY!
Complete Meal $9.90
Anna Maria Island Centre (next to Walgreens)
Holmes Beach 778-1320
"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer '
this side of Heaven." ioe -.
Buffg, Pat Geyer, Owner. \es "
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 1lam-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 3, criminal mischief, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria City Hall parking lot. The complainant
reported a person unknown scratched the side of his
Dec. 4, stolen boat, 400 block of Cypress. The
complainant reported a person unknown untied her
boat and fled with it.
Dec. 3, assist sheriffs department, Anna Maria
Bridge. On his radio the officer heard the sheriff's
department pursuing two suspects who had just bur-
glarized two businesses in Bradenton. The suspects
were fleeing west on Manatee Avenue toward the
The officer approached the bridge tender and asked
him to raise the bridge. The bridge tender refused. The
officer then asked dispatchers to contact the bridge ten-
ders on the Cortez and Longboat Pass Bridges and
make the same request. They also refused to open the
bridge, said the report.
Dec. 4. burglary, 1100 block of Gulf Drive North.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered
the residence and removed $28 in cash, 15 T-shirts
valued at $75, two house keys and six CDs valued at
Dec. 5, burglary to an automobile, Cortez
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed a purse valued at
$20, a driver's license, credit cards, $120 in cash and
prescription glasses valued at $250. Damages were
Dec. 7, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
two bags of chips and five packs of cigarettes valued
Dec. 7, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed a wallet, credit cards
and $500 in cash.
ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCHi
SUNDAY, DEC 17
8:30 AM TO 12:30 PM
Homemade Pancakes, Sausage,
SOJ & Coffee. Adults $2.50. Children
S$1.00. Also-there will be a Home-
made Bake Sale. Come and enjoy.
Activity Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach
I n7 ^sif S -^D--
All Baked Fresh DAILY!
10 BLENDS OF CREAM CHEESE
FINALLY! Bagels on Sunday 8-Noon
Now Serving Lunch
Mon Sat 7 am -2 pm 779-1212
Anna Maria Center
East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach (Next to Shells)
NEW YEAR'S EVE
WEEKEND !, -.
ROPTEN Party with
': CRAWFORD '" "
Fri & Sat Dec 29 & 30 8 to 12
Sun* Dec 31 9 9- 1
Christmas gift certificates on sale
until Dec 24 10% Discount
good thru 5/31/96
Waterfront dining Full menu Full bar
Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
902 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Yacht Basin 778-3953
Dec. 1, vandalism, 100 block of 67th Street. The
complainant reported four no trespassing signs valued
at $80 were destroyed.
Dec. 2, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported the music at the business was too
loud. The officer advised the bartender who said he
would have the volume lowered.
Dec. 2, found property- $80 in cash, 5900 block
Dec. 2, found property a bicycle, 600 block of
Dec. 2, petty larceny of an automobile tag, 5600
block of Marina Drive.
Dec. 2, petty larceny of an automobile tag, 5400
block of Marina Drive.
Dec. 3, traffic, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer was on patrol when a vehicle pulled out in
front of his patrol car. The driver did not attempt to
stop until he was half way into the road, said the
report. The driver told the officer he had no driver's
license. The officer issued a summons for driving
without a license and a citation for violation of right
of way. The vehicle was driven from the scene by
Dec. 3, noise, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks.
The complainant reported the bar's back door was open
and the noise was very loud. The officer responded and
reported the door was not open and there was no noise.
Dec. 3, assist sheriff's department, Manatee
Avenue and East Bay Drive. The officer assisted
sheriff's deputies as they were approaching Holmes
beach from Manatee Avenue in pursuit of two bur-
The pursuit continued south toward Bradenton
Beach via Gulf Drive and east toward Bradenton via
Cortez Road. The officer followed at non-pursuit
speed until the deputies left the Island. The suspects
were captured near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Dec. 3, suspicious, 600 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported when he returned
from a trip to Tampa his neighbor brought him his mail
BEER WINE LIQUOR
FRIDAY DEC 15 -10 PM
SATURDAY* DEC 16' 10 PM
TUESDAYS RESTAURANT APPRECIATION NIGHT
3007 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-3085
Bridge Street Pier d Cafe -
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
Best Burger on the Water
Happy Hour 4-7
Mon-Thurs Open 8 AM
7 AM to 10 PM Sat & Sun
ALL-U-CAN EAT 95
Wed & Fri 5 to 9pm
BRADENTON BEACH 779-1706
Celebrating the beginning of our 8th Year
"We thank you/l" Norm & Jane
Italian Specialties Spanish Delights
SLarge Selection of Pasta Dishes Spanish Picadillo
Fried Chicken Yellow Rice & Chicken
k Veal Parmigiana Cuban Sandwich
Prime Rib Black Bean Soup
Shrimp Pasta Spanish Bean Soup
*k Rotini Bolognese Spanish Pizza
Cannoli Spanish Flan
Tues thur Sat 9am-3pm 14:30-10pm
Sun 8am-3pm 14:30-9pm Closed Monday
S&S PLAZA 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
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which was found at the Key Royale Bridge.
Dec. 4, burglary to an automobile, 52nd Street
beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered his vehicle and removed a beach bag and a
camcorder valued at $1,000.
Dec. 5, suspicious persons, 5600 block of Holmes
Boulevard. The officer responded to a report of two
juveniles sitting on the sidewalk and found a young
man courting a young lady.
Dec. 6, petty larceny, 200 block of 67th Street.
The complainant reported her license tag was removed
and replaced with another. The officer learned the re-
placement tag was reported stolen on Nov. 11.
Dec. 6, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
57th Street. The complainant reported a person un-
known removed a wallet containing $50 in cash and
driver's license and credit cards from his truck parked
at his residence.
Dec. 7, petty larceny, 5600 Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported the theft of a bicycle, and the officer
recalled seeing a bicycle of the same description aban-
doned in a nearby driveway. He retrieved the bicycle
which the complainant identified.
The complainant advised the officer that another
bicycle was abandoned in his driveway and the officer
seized it and placed it in the bike shed at city hall.
Dec. 7, disturbance, 600 block of Concord. The
complainant, who is house sitting, reported the
neighbor trimmed shrubs and trees and threw the
trimmings into her employer's yard. The suspect
said he trimmed trees and bushes that encroach on
The officer advised the complainant to ask the
owner to maintain the plants. He advised the suspect to
clean up the debris since he took it upon himself to do
Dec. 7, vandalism, 200 block of 67th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown cut the plas-
tic window of his vehicle.
Join us for a quiet romantic
New Year's Eve Dinner
Stroll on the beach between
Dinner & Dessert
103 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
S'" Andrca & Ed Spring
S ]r untichwlith Santa
Sunday Dec. 24 9 to 1:30
SOpen Christmas Eve
S' & New Year's Eve
,\,.. Make your reservations early!
Lunch Wed thru Fri. 10:30-1:30
Sunday Brunch 9:30-1:30
Early Supper (7 days) 5-6:30 Dinner (7 days) 5-10 pm
9707 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 778-9399
11J PAGE 26 N DECEMBER 14, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
St. Pete nightlife and it was so cold that...
By Bob Ardren
It's probably because I'm a farm boy with a touch
of circus thrown in along the way. But I like my advis-
ers on critters that is groups and individuals with
animal welfare causes and the like to have some real
Folks who've lived and worked with animals, in
So it's great to learn that a charter boat captain
from the Florida Keys is the new chairman of the board
of the 35,000 member Florida Audubon Society. His
name is Ed Davidson and he charters his boat out for
various eco-tourism activities and environmental edu-
class starts Jan. 2
A three-week course in powerboating
skills and seamanship conducted by certified
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will
begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Flo-
tilla 81 training center, 4208 129th St., Cortez,
north of the Seafood Shack restaurant.
The course will include legal require-
ments, boat handling, navigation, weather and
VHF radio. Classes will be held Tuesdays and
Thursday. There is no fee for the course ex-
cept for the cost of materials and textbooks.
For more information and registration, call
Shirley Ann Northrop, 722-6971, or John
Candidates successfully completing the
basic seamanship course are eligible to join the
Coast Guard Auxiliary. Boat ownership is not
a requirement for membership. Male and fe-
male members gain on-the-water experience
on seagoing safety patrols on a wide variety of
OCEANBOUND KAYAK SHOP
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How cold was it?
Want to know how to tell when it's really cold on
the Island? Forget thermometers and that sort of non-
sense. Go to Duffy's. When you get there, check the
When it's really cold on the Island, they put plas-
tic over the windows at Duffy's.
Or how about when it's really cold the charter boat
captains have time to personally bring their fishing pic-
tures into the newspaper office? Capt. Tom Chaya of
Dolphin Dreams brought his in Monday morning. Said
it was way too cold to go fishing as the temperature had
dipped into the 50s.
On the other hand, he expected a boatload of tourists
with their shirts off ready to greet him down at the dock.
Seems they thought the 50s were just fine having come
from a place where it was more likely 30 below.
Night life in St. Pete
On a more local note, creepy things that crawl in
the night are the latest exhibition at the Great Explora-
tions Museum in St. Petersburg. Opened just last week-
end, the new Creatures of the Dark exhibition focuses
on critters that are active when most humans are asleep.
Featured are barn owls, emperor scorpions, fruit-
eating bats, Tokay geckos, hedgehogs and harvester
ants. How's that for a group to be glad you don't en-
counter every day?
Anyway, the whole exhibition is bathed in red light
to simulate nighttime and allow you to see these ani-
mals going about their usual business and, of course,
white lights are turned on during the night so the
exhibitees can get some sleep.
For more information on the show, just call the
museum at (813) 821-8992.
Cousteau joins eco-tourism
Living in an area as beautiful as ours, it's easy to
take tourism for granted. After all, folks come here to
enjoy the wonderful waters, benevolent climate and the
gentle atmosphere. But not everybody sees it that way.
Jean-Michel Cousteau sometimes likens tourists to
Bridge Street Pier a Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
plagues of locusts. His reasoning is that more people
visiting an area means more of the area used up. In
particular he's thinking of coral reefs and rain forests,
but the same philosophy can certainly be said for
beaches and recreational fishing.
Cousteau made some of those kinds of statements
last year when he appeared and lectured locally, but he
didn't offer any real alternatives. And a lot of peoples'
jobs around here are tied to tourism in one way or an-
Cousteau is now doing something about it. He's
joining in the business.
Working with the Bahamian government,
Cousteau has formed a company called Out Islands
Snorkeling Adventures and it looks pretty interesting.
Here's what it's about.
A group of resorts scattered all over the Bahamian
out-islands are offered four-day packages of snorkel-
ing instruction, guided tours of local reefs, educational
materials and even gear for a package cost of $240.
"So what's the big deal?" you ask. "I can probably
buy a book and hire a local for less than that"
The difference is, according to Cousteau, "Any in-
structor can teach you how to put on a mask, snorkel and
fins. Our instructors are becoming guardians of the dive
sites. Reef ecology is a major portion of the program."
Cousteau goes on to say that each participant in the
program gets two reference books and a waterproof
guide to marine critters plus three hours of snorkeling
instruction, three instructor-guided tours of reefs and
If you'd like any more information, just call the
Bahamas Out-Islands Promotion Board at 1-800-688-
4752 or 359-8099.
Shark Valley reopens
Just in case anyone is heading south soon, you
might like to know that Shark Valley in Everglades
National Park has reopened. Closed since last October
because of high waters in the glades, the tram tours are
going again (although just at 9:30 a.m., 11 am., 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m.),
It's a great way to break up a trip along the
Tamiami Trail to Miami.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 14, 1995 N PAGE 27 JI]
Fishing bests: they're almost all out there awaiting you
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The now-it's-hot, now-it's-cold weather is still
producing lots of good catches of fish of all kinds: reds
are still around, snook have moved into the canals,
grouper fishing remains excellent offshore and
sheepies and flounder are starting to show up in greater
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier regular
Pat caught a 31-inch snook and John landed a 26-inch
redfish. Other angling action included some small
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fish-
ers were catching mackerel and snook, with a few
flounder and sheepshead mixed in.
Toni at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 60 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trip averaged 120 head of mangrove snapper,
sand perch, vermilion snapper, Key West grunts, por-
gies, rudder fish and red and black grouper. The nine-
hour trip brought back mangrove and lane snapper plus
black and red grouper.
Jim at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said the
best bets there were flounder and sheepshead, plus
snook and trout.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II he's finding Decem-
ber to be the best month for snook fishing he can re-
member. The Gulf is loaded with cobia and large
schools of small mackerel. Sheepshead fishing is start-
ing very strong, with some exceptionally large ones
being caught already. There are also good reports of
reds, trout, flounder, big jacks and blue fish.
Mike at Annie's Bait & Tackle said they're still
getting some nice-sized flounder at Longboat Pass.
rough-tooth dolphin has
stranded near the Rod and
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two weeks. The dolphins
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Capt. Phil Shields said grouper fishing is still ex-
cellent in the Gulf, with both reds and blacks being
caught. There are still lots of mangrove snapper around
off the offshore reefs, plus a slew of triggerfish.
Capt. Rick Gross has been fishing in the Gulf and
catching lots of triple tails, mackerel, grouper, snapper
Capt. Mark Bradow is still catching cobia off the
artificial reefs and reds in the backwaters.
On my boat Magic we've been offshore a lot,
catching amberjack, grouper, snapper and lots of trig-
gerfish. Backwater angling features mangrove snapper,
sheepshead and redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been catching redfish near
the Island's docks, trout on the flats and mackerel off
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook can still
be found for those who want to hunt for the linesiders.
Reds are being caught around any of the docks or ca-
nals, and mangrove snapper are being landed off the
new artificial reefs near the Skyway Bridge.
Tom at Captains Marina said there are still snook
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Considering a pet for Christmas?
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Annual visits to the veterinarian, even is nothing
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Dec. 1, Boarding. An 18-foot commercial vessel
was boarded at the Coquina Boat Ramp and found to
have no safety violations.
Dec. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from an 82-foot fishing ves-
sel located 25 miles west of Longboat Pass that the
captain was suffering from a heart attack. Station
Cortez issued an urgent marine information broadcast
in the hopes that a vessel was close to the fishing boat
and could assist the captain. A Florida Marine Patrol
officer responded and took the victim on board. The
captain was pronounced dead on arrival when the FMP
vessel reached shore 25 minutes later.
Dec. 2, Boarding. A 17-foot boat was boarded in
Lemon Bay and found to have no safety violations.
Dec. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 18-foot pleasure
craft near the Tom Adams Bridge. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary vessel 212526 responded and towed the vessel to
a nearby boat ramp.
Dec. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue boat on the
Manatee River. Station Cortez began a communica-
tions check with local marinas, bridge tenders and
waterfront restaurants. The vessel arrived home safely.
Dec. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue 16-foot pleasure
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west of Longboat Pass. Station Cortez issued an infor-
mational broadcast launched a boat to conduct a search.
A commercial salvor contacted Station Cortez shortly
thereafter and reported the vessel was disabled and
under tow by another fishing boat.
Dec. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue 22-foot pleasure
craft last headed to Longboat pass. The vessel arrived
home shortly after the report was received.
Dec. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot pleasure
craft in Big Pass. A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
towed the boat to port.
Dec. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report disabled 20-foot in Sarasota
Bay. A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel towed the boat to
Dec. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a grounded 37-foot sailing
vessel near Key Royale. Station Cortez launched a boat
and escorted the boat, once it was refloated, to port.
Dec. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue 30-foot pleasure
craft bound to Sarasota from Ft. Myers. A marine in-
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located and arrived at it destination safely.
Dec. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Dec. 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a grounded sailboat on Pas-
sage Key. Coast Guard Auxiliary 212526 responded
and located the boat's captain, who said he would wait
for high tide to refloat the boat.
Dec. 5, Boarding. A 30-foot pleasure craft was
boarded at the Pier Restaurant in Bradenton. The boat's
owner was issued a boating safety violation for not
having current registration on board, no operational fire
extinguishers on board and having neither pollution or
garbage placards on board.
Dec. 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue boat from Shell
Point in Ruskin headed to the Manatee River. Station
Cortez launched a boat and notified Air Station
Clearwater, which dispatched a helicopter. The heli-
copter located the vessel, notified the Coast Guard boat
and the overdue boat was escorted to port.
Dec. 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Cortez launched a boat to investigate, which found the
vessel experiencing engine trouble. The boat was
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GULF CABINS.......................... 2/2 ..........GULFFRONT......... CALL BILL.... $174,900
OCEAN PARK TERRACE .......... 2/2 ............ SIDEVIEW ........... CALL ED.... $169,000
ISLAND VILLAGE .................... 2/2 ............ SPACIOUS....... CALL DAVE.... $119,500
BRIDGEPORT .......................... 2/2 ............ GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE...... $89,900
RUNAWAY BAY....................... 2/2 ...GROUND FLOOR..... CALL JERRY.... $119,900
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 2/2 ...... LAGOON VIEW..... CALL JERRY .... $117,900
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2400 AVENUE C ......................... FOURPLEX .................. CALL DAVE ......... $279,500
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Island real estate sales
1201 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, a
ground level 342 sfla Ibed/lbath cottage built
in 1952 on a 50x50 lot with gulf view, was
sold 11/2/95, Declark to Brown, for $70,000;
3005 Ave. F, Holmes Beach, a ground level
gulf front 1,363 sfla 3bed/2bath duplex built in
1946 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 10/31/95, Will-
iams to Ward, for $275,000; list $275,000.
304 61st St., Holmes Beach, a ground level
1,464 sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1970 on a
90x100 lot, was sold 11/3/95, Nigro to Smith, for
$123,000; list unknown.
4001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 302 Beach
Townhouses, a 1,250 sfla 2bed/2&1/2bath/cp
condo built in 1983, was sold 11/2/95, Perry to
Moery, for $87,500; list unknown.
423 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gar-
dens, a ground level 940 sfla 2bed/lbath/cp
townhouse built in 1966 on a 27x97 lot, was sold
10/24/95, Teahan to Bortell & Doa, for $80,000;
521 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level
canal front 1,380 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built
in 1967 on an 85x104 lot, was sold 11/6/95, Ed-
ward to Faarup, for $163,000; list $169,900.
5351 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a commercial
building of 3,118 sfla built in 1981 on a
75x141 lot, was sold 11/6/95, Learning Publi-
cations Inc. to Erickson, for $260,000; list
5807 Imperiore, Holmes Beach, a ground
level 900 sfla 2bed/lbath/cp home built in
1970 on a 50x101 lot, was sold 11/2/95, Jack-
son to Fortenberry, for $108,000; list
60 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground
level canal front 4,079 sfla 4bed/4bath/2car
home built in 1957 & 1985 on a
140x225x135x233 lot, was sold 11/6/95,
Cottbus Consult Fla. to Ellsworth, for
$373,000; list $389,000.
6618 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated
1,505 sfla 2bed/2&l/2bath/2car townhouse
built in 1990 on an 84x53 lot with gulf view,
was sold 10/31/95, Fisher to Reinholz, for
$197,000; list $199,500.
7702 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground
level 1,862 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car duplex built in
1950 on a 186x80 lot, was sold 10/30/95,
Sullivan to Robinson, for $190,000; list un-
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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME HERE
LOTS FOR SALE
IN ANNA MARIA CITY
* The price is reduced to $135,000 for this lot near
the North Point where an elevated home will have
beautiful water views.
* $156,000 will buy a canalfront lot with a dock in
a quiet neighborhood on Hammock Road, just a
short walk to the beach.
Evenings call Peggy, 778-6483 or Steve, 778-5052
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Secure the highest caliber tenants
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Homes for tbe Ho[ibays
HOLMES BEACH CONTEMPORARY
Casually elegant in design and style, this 2 bedroom,
2 bath island retreat offers an open concept floor plan
filled with space and light. The main level features dra-
matic 16' ceilings, custom casement windows, all
white eat-in kitchen with ceramic tiled floor, and attrac-
tive guest room and bath. A solid oak staircase or
paneled elevator lead to the elegant master suite,
which features a magnificent bathroom with Jacuzzi
and oversize shower, private bayview veranda, and
separate laundry room. The lower level offers an ex-
pansive storeroom, workshop, double car garage, plus
garden plot and outside shower. Located only steps
to the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, this premier property
is being offered for sale with One Year Homeowner's
Warranty and is reasonably priced at only $244,500.
Please call today for your private showing!
JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Wonderful waterfront family home with pool
This lovely 5BR/4BA, split level canalfront pool home
is filled with space and light. The open and airy, free
flowing floor plan offers handsome pine floors, vaulted
ceilings with skylights and fans, French doors, stone
wood burning fireplace, and several bay windows with
window seats. The secluded office cupola offers
breathtaking views of Tampa Bay and Sunshine Sky-
way. The ground level guest quarters overlooks the
sparkling 13x28 solar heated pool and 20' boat dock
with electric davits. Other amenities include a cheerful
32' screened lanai with southerly exposure, 5 zone
sprinkler system, tiled entry foyer, handy breakfast bar
and 3 central air and heat systems. Truly in a class by
itself! Priced at $465,000 including a Preferred One
Year Homeowner's Warranty! Adjoining bayview lot
may be purchased for an additional $100,000.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser... 778-1820
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Beach cottage just steps to the Gulf. 2BR/2BA.
Unlimited potential. Superior location in North
Holmes Beach. This property is a "must see" for
the beach lover. Now offered at $210,000. Call
Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson
eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf DriveP O Box 717-Anna Mara. FL34218
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929
CHARMING OLD "FLORIDA" style beach house.
Totally refurbished and updated, beautiful tropical
plants in secluded backyard, large lanai, new appli-
ances, roof and A/C, across the street from the beach.
$158,000. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 after hours.
KEY ROYALE. Impeccable 2BR/2BA canal front home
with vaulted ceilings, dream kitchen for the discriminat-
ing gourmet. Large lot seawalled with dock and new
boat lift. $274,900. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
SUPERB LOCATION 3 blocks to beach! Great con-
dition! One of the Island's most spacious and beautifully
maintained duplexes. 2BR/2BA on each side. New A/
C, separate meters, new kitchen cabinets on owner's
side. Tastefully turnkey furnished on both sides. It's
ready for your island residence with an income also!
Please call Judy Duncan to see this special property.
778-1589. It's only $184,900!
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ORGAN HAMMOND SPINET M100. Plays and looks
beautiful. $500 OBO. 778-7816.
GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT. Softwalk exerciser from
Nordic Track. Paid $300, will sell for $125. Never used.
BOYS 18 SPEED Huffy "Stone Mountain", multi-terrain
bike. Excellent condition. $100. 778-0150.
QUEEN SIZE bedroom set. Custom-made, off white/
black, 2 side tables w/drawers, dresser w/4 large deep
drawers. $700. 778-0150.
BEAUTIFUL FUR coat (Canadian red fox), hardly
wor, size 10- 12. $400. Black, two cushion sofa bed,
like new. $100. Brass hanging lamp $20. 779-1101.
COMPUTER DESK, custom made, like new. $200.
Student desk $25. 778-1060.
PA SYSTEM SUNN model-4 $250. Sunn bass amp. w/
18" speaker $250. NAD power amp. $250. Two cas-
sette decks, Nakamichi. $125 ea. 778-1060.
1994 CADILLAC CIMMERON, runs great. $1,500.
Sailboat M-16 Scow, two sails. $1,300. Waterbed, king
size. $40. 779-2296.
TWIN BEDROOM set. Twin beds with matching head-
boards, dresser w/mirror, night stand, chair. Cream
color. Mattresses included. $175 OBO 778-3628.
SCREENED TOPSOIL, pick up or delivered. Great
landscaping material. $5 per yard. 355-8575.
15 HP YAMAHA S.S., excellent. $1,100 or trade for 8
HOLIDAY PECANS. Christmas bags, new crop, mam-
moth halves. $6.50 lb. Available at Islander/Bystander
or call 778-6956 for delivery. All proceeds benefit Is-
FUJI 21 SPEED BIKE, small frame. $100. 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
BANG & OLUFSEN Stereo. Beocenter 7000. Turn-
table, receiver and cassette deck. $650. 778-1102
CUe C6iW 778-6o66
232 Chilson, Anna Maria
S Canalfront Home
Lovely 2BR/2BA home completely
renovated in 1993. Private backyard
[ with a view. Mangroves, bright open
floor plan, large kitchen, entry, den.
j Beautifully restored terrazzo floors,
large deck stretches across rear of
house, boat ramp, new seawall cap
lILS and dock. Priced at $269,000.
LONGBOAT KEY Sat., Dec. 16, 8 2. 532 Roundtree
(north of Bayport in Longboat Key Estates). Cedar
chest, two desks, Noritake China, silver plate flatware,
linens, ginger jars, other misc.
HUGE ESTATE SALE. Fri., Dec. 15 & Sat., Dec. 16.
7412 13th Ave. Drive West, Bradenton (Manatee Ave.
to Village Green Pkwy, 3 streets past stop sign, turn
right at end. 10 piece queen bedroom, 6 piece dining
room, couch, two kitchen tables & chairs, 5 end tables,
3 swivel rockers, TV cabinet & stand, Singer sewing
machine & cabinet, lamps, 4 dressers, 6 ft. Christmas
tree, desk, 2 buffets, 6 upholstered chairs, riding lawn
mower, compressor, refrigerator, drop leaf table, 7
director's chairs, wood rung captain chair, World Book
encyclopedia set, 8 track/radio with speakers, lots more.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 16, 8 am. 318 Tarpon. Fur-
niture, Little Tykes, toys, name brand clothes, Christ-
mas stuff, refrigerator, misc.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 16, 8 2, 521 South Dr.
Everything for the home; furniture, linens, appliances,
cookware, accessories, gifts.
FOUND. LADIES prescription glasses, tortoise shell
frame, burgundy neck cord, in Lens Crafters green nylon
case. Found floating near Marker 46 by Longboat Pass.
FOUND ladies diamond rimmed watch with monogram,
Holmes Blvd. & 56th Street. Call 778-1608.
SELF EMPLOYED? 100% low cost health coverage
sponsored by the American Small Business Associa-
tion. 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
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
i Gulfstream Realty
5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.
"JE PAROLE FRANCAIS"
THE CANADIAN CLUB
OF WEST MANATEE
09CALL FOR DETAILS 778-6467 after hours
CANALFRONT 2/2 CONDO ............. $109,900
CANALFRONT 3/3 CONDO ............. $145,000
DUPLEX FIXER-UPPER 5/3............. $185,000
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2/2 .....$61,500 & UP
CALL OL.L FRE 1'80-897960
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have to
stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food, water,
plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
FREE KITTENS, 2 males. Must go. Looking for good
homes. Call 778-1158.
1987 MERCURY SABLE wagon, new battery, good tires.
Looks good, runs good, feels good. $2,300. 778-6219.
1985 CHEVROLET Celebrity, low mileage, excellent
condition. $2,700 OBO Longboat Key. 383-9065.
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
FOR SALE. 19' Mako 150 Evinrude. $3,000. 778-4323
between 9:30 5.
12' FIBERGLASS BOAT with trolling motor and trailer.
Have title and all papers. As is $175. 778-7902.
EXPERIENCED HARDWARE sales for Home True
Value Hardware. Part time and full time position avail-
able. 5324 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center.
PEACHES ICE CREAM and deli is looking for dependable
person who can work with little or no supervision. Apply in
person. Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
ARE YOU AN LPN with extra time on your hands? The
American Red Cross needs you! Part-time opportunity
for LPN to work as instructor aide teaching basic skills
to student nurse assistants. State Board of Education
licensed school of instruction. Ideal candidate will be
licensed LPN and have experience in a Geriatric/Con-
valescent Healthcare facility with prior teaching/training
experience and be available to work evenings. Training
provided. To apply, submit resume to: American Red
Cross Manatee NAT office, 2905 59th Street West,
Bradenton, FL 34209. For information, call (941) 792-
8686 and ask for Darlene.
North Beach Village
6305 Gulf Drive
3BR/2BA, 2 big sundecks in a tropical setting.
ANNA MARIA- Charming 3BH home situated on 2 lots
on one of Anna Maria's nicest streets. Kitchen refurbished
in 1990. Ideal plan for mother-in-law suite or family home.
Includes use of boat dock nearby on Anna Maria Basin.
Asking $189,500. Call Marie Franklin 778-2259.
ARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
"We ARE the Island.
605 Oulf Dri PO Box 35 Anna Maral, RofldI 3421
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICEI THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
_ )we are long established ISLAND offices!
LOWEST PRICED LOT IN ANNA MARIA CITYIII Just
$69,000 will buy you a piece of paradise. This large
lot on Pine Ave. in Anna Maria has lots of possibilities.
Owner will finance! Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-
5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drdve PBox 717 Anna Mlaa, FL34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
409 Pine Av.
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Turnkey furnished, all new carpet, 1/2 block to
beach. Own your piece of Paradise! $158,900.
Professionell Zuverlassig Unkompliziert
Wir betreuen ihre Immobillie wie unsere Eigene.
Unser deutcher Kundenstamm spricht dafOr.
Ich freue mich auf Ihren Anruf.
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HEPWNTDCntne ISRICSCntne I OE IPOVMNTCntned!
TIRED OF NOT WORKING? Join me in home based
company. Excel telecommunications, Independent
Rep.Call me at 779-2079. Ginny Dutton.
BABYSITTER AVAILABLE: Experienced teen, loves
children. Available after school and weekends. Great
opportunity for you to go Christmas shopping. Call Sa-
THE AFTER SCHOOL program of A.M.I.C.C., a drug
free workplace, seeks enthusiastic, creative and re-
sponsible person to inspire and teach children ages 5
- 10. Mon. Fri. $5.75 to $6.75 hr. Call 778-9511.
IMMEDIATE POSITION AVAILABLE. Waitress full
time. Call Tip of the Island. 778-3909.
RECEPTIONIST FOR BUSY Island Real Estate office.
Excellent phone skills a must! All inquiries confidential.
COOK & SERVERS wanted, full or part time. Good pay
with flexible hours. Apply in person only to Bridge St.
Pier & Cafe. A drug free work place.
GRANDMA TYPE housekeeper/caregiver looking for
live in job. Excellent references. POB 1056, Ann Maria
City, FL 34216.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island'?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you can give a few
hours of community service.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Is-
lands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential & com-
mercial cleaning. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Excellent references. Licensed, bonded. Call
for estimate or appointment. Beverly 778-1945.
SCHEDULE YOUR HOLIDAY cleaning now! Dolphin
Cleaning and Maintenance. Homes, condos, offices ...
call Rick. 778-2864.
THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
AS YOU LIKE IT household help. Reasonable rates for
holiday jobs you want well done. Save your energy. Call
CLEANING ON ISLAND 17 years. Excellent refer-
ences. Please call 778-4284.
IRONING SERVICE. Pick-up and delivery. 30 yrs. ex-
perience. Excellent references. Also cleaning and alter-
DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE TAGESTOUREN! Mehr Spass
mit kompetenter Begleitung. Infos von Sabine unter
SELF MANAGEMENT training classes now open for
men, women, teens, and family/friends of the elderly.
$10 per class. Call 761-8099.
INTERESTED IN SAVING up to 50% on your phone
bill? No gimmicks, no minimums. Call me at 779-2079.
Ginny Dutton, Excel Telecommunications Rep. Inde-
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vi-
nyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and much more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon on mobile number
320-0110. Please leave a message for quick reply if not
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of
home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experi-
ence. Insured, island resident, references available.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, design
service, quality, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450. (941)
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE in home repairs and remod-
eling, Island and Bradenton area. Free estimates. 792-
2972 or 747-5808.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE: Joint sealing, erosion con-
trol, commercial diving. All work guaranteed. Local ref-
erences. Call Cliff 779-2522.
LANDSCAPING Lawn clean up hauling, tree trim-
ming, handyman work, minor repairs, light painting. Call
HAULING HAULING HAULING Clean out garages,
sheds, houses, garage sale leftovers. Clean out vacant
rentals. Will haul almost anything. 778-3089.
PRESSURE CLEANING & EXTERIOR services.
Clean, seal, paint & repair roofs, gutters, walls decks,
drives and more. Free estimates. Arrow Enterprises.
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Commercal Residential Free Estimates
)alnd y Lawn Mowing *Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778-1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
1Temporary Health Care
Companion & Private Duty Nursing
HOME HOSPITAL NURSING HOME
Licensed 794-1086 Bonded
MULCH STONE SHELL SOD
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING TREE TRIMMING
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS;
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
* KITCHENS BATHS
* nECKS R& MORF
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
LOCKS & SECURITY
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
By Appointment 778-5594
Painting by Elaine
..- & EXTERIOR
* J RESIDENTIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
DECEMBER 14 20! Fully furnished beach cottage.
1 BR/1BA, private lot and parking. $300 weekly includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.
SEASONAL DUPLEX 1BR/1BA available immediately.
Close to shopping and restaurants, 1 block to nice Gulf
beach in south Holmes Beach. $1,250 includes utilities,
cable and phone. 778-2832.
BEACH RENTALS Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals
available on the beach. Call Debbie Thrasher 941-778-
2055 at Prudential Florida Realty, 5340-1 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
GULF FRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able Mar. & Apr. $1,700 mo. 778-2832.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2 & 3BR rentals. Unfurnished $625
& $850 mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Anna Maria Re-
alty, Inc. 778-2259.
SEASONAL West Bay Cove, Sun Plaza, Martinique and
River Oaks. Please call T. Dolly Young, Prudential
Florida Realty, 778-0766.
JAN. & APR. STILL OPEN for the season. Completely
furnished 2BR/2BA apartment, washer/dryer, 3 houses
to Gulf beach. $1,700 mo + tax & util. Ground level. 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.
Utilities included, maximum 6 people. $2,500 mo. + tax.
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
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE. For rent Jan. 96, one month
$2,400. 3BR/2.5 BA. Very nice seasonal unit, fully fur-
nished, across from beach. Excalibur Realty 795-4394.
SUNBOW BAY Yearly unfurnished. 2BR/2BA apart-
ment w/lovely views. Pool, tennis, elevator, covered
parking. Non-smokers. $775 mo. Call Dave Moynihan,
Realtor. 778-2246 or 778-7976.
SEASONAL 3BR/2BA homes in Anna Maria Rose St.
and Oak Ave. $2,800 $2,900 mo. Call Island Real
WEEKLY RENTALS available for winter season from
$500. Call Island Real Estate 778-6066 or (800) 865-0800.
2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED apartments. Recently refur-
bished. $600 & $700 mo. + util. Annual. Call Carla Price,
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
2BR DUPLEX in City of Anna Maria. Central air/heat,
private yard w/deck, security system, washer/dryer. 1st,
last, security deposit required. No pets. Call 756-8787.
CHARMING BEACH CLASSIC 2BR/1BA, Gulfview, all
new kitchen, w/d, hardwood floors and double garage.
Perfect winter get away. $650 wk or $1,800 mo. Gulf
Bay Realty 778-7244
ANNUAL RENTAL, Bean Point. Two blocks to Gulf or
Bay, 2BR/1.5BA home. Carport, furnished. $775 mo.
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 ser-
vices. Call Old Florida Realty 778-3377 eves. 778-3730.
OWNER MUST CANCEL Christmas in 2BR/2BA
Gulfside condo at Runaway Bay. $650 wk. Call
LUXURY GULFVIEW TOWNHOUSE. Gulfside, Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2.5BA, garage, roof garden, elevator. Avail-
able Jan. Feb. $2,200 mo. 778-2819.
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.
ANNA MARIA CITY walk to everything. Fine Gulf beach
one block. Newer 3BR/2BA with washer/dryer, nicely ap-
pointed interior and covered parking, 2 decks and storage.
Seasonal $2,400 mo. 208 Palm Ave. Owner 779-1801.
HIDE-A-WAY with lovely view on Bay, completely fur-
nished. 1st floor, 1BR $1,000 mo. 2BR $1,500 mo.,
utilities included. Available Dec., Jan., Apr. No pets.
SEASONAL RENTALS Offering nightly, weekly,
monthly accommodations. Fully furnished, walk to
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USE MY HOME until May. 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer,
dishwasher, covered parking. Lakefront near beaches.
No pets. $1,400, 1st, last. 3 mo. minimum. 953-6179.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA maize and blue, sand wedge to
beach. $1,600 mo. 778-6219.
SEASONAL ANNA MARIA Bayfront. Great view, ground
level home, turnkey, 2BR/2BA, dishwasher, disposal,
washer, dryer, garage. $2,000 mo (941) 778-2825
ANNUAL HOMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA across street from
Gulf. Water/cable included, no pets. $795 mo. 1st, last,
plus deposit. Phone 778-7665.
HOMES BEACH. Large 2BR/2.5BA modern home.
Available Jan/Feb. Double garage, washer/dryer. 66th
St. (813) 685-1474.
RECENTLY REMODELED home on Manatee River,
Bradenton NW. 4BR/2BA screened porch, fireplace,
unfurnished. Annual rental $1.200 mo. plus utilities.
(941) 761-0185 or (609) 729-6744.
FOR RENT 1BR apartment, north end of Anna Maria.
Clean, walk to beach. Call 778-6615 or 377-0086. Ask
ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA newly decorated. New carpet and
new paint. Call 778-4523.
HOLMES BEACH Renovated vacation home available
Apr. Jun. 2BR/1.5BA, large fenced yard, gazebo,
garage. Close to shopping and beach. 778-1608.
ANNA MARIA 201 S. Bay at city pier on water. Large
2BR, seasonal or year round. 778-9131.
GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA, 3 floor unfur-
nished townhouse. Ground: Pkg. for 2 cars, shower to
know the sand off your feet. 2nd floor: Mexican tiled liv-
ing room and kitchen, large balcony overlooking the
Gulf. 3rd floor: 2BR/2BA, 2 balcony, freshly redeco-
rated. $1,000 mo. 1st & sec. Magnificent view of the
sun setting over the Gulf. 703 Gulf Dr. @ 8th. just south
of Cortez. Call 351-1596 to see.
PRIVATE BEACH! Quiet street, option to buy! 3BR/
2BA, gorgeous landscaping, only $800 annual or ???.
Available Jan. Motivated, yes! (813) 254-4949.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 1 bedroom furnished condo,
bayfront pool. Gulf and bayviews, near shopping and
restaurants, laundry. Available now. 778-6724.
GREAT GULFVIEW Watch the sunset from 12x30
porch. 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceil-
ings, great room, ceiling fans, wall-to-wall carpet
throughout, new 3 ton A/C, new roof, downstairs den
and office, enclosed 2-car garage. 108 Pine Avenue.
By owner, 813-949-0104 or 813-229-2850.
LARGE ISLAND HOME 2572 sq. ft. under roof, open
floor plan with den, specialty landscaping. 2 blocks to
beach, bayview. $142,000.749-1695.
CANAL HOUSE 3BR/2BA, caged pool with solar, big
lanai, dock, davits. 529 69th Street, Holmes Beach,
Open. $235,000. 778-9378.
PANORAMIC BAYVIEW 2 or 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fabulous porch, custom built, almost new. See the sun-
rise. $249,900. 778-2960.
MOBILE HOME for sale. Palma Sola Shores. 2R/2BA,
fully furnished, low monthly fee ($100). Asking $67,000.
Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate. 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB end villa. Buy today for
tomorrow's retirement! Seller will lease back for one
year. 2BR/2BA, 2 car garage, mint condition. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate 778-6066 or
WATERFRONT HOMES for sale. Contact Sandy
Greiner Re/Max Gulfstream Realty. 778-7777.
PINES TRAILER PARK, Bradenton Beach. 1BR/1BA
with big add on room furnished. Corner lot with
bayview. $8,500 Make offer. 778-7902.
PENTHOUSE SAILBOAT water, 3BR/3BA, 2080 sq.
ft., tennis, pool, recreation room, clubhouse, covered
parking, security lobby. New carpet, tile, paint, fans.
MOBILE HOME for sale (Island). 12x65, 2BR, new roof
over siding, A/C, furnished, large lot, carport. 778-5164.
PRINCIPLE DESIRES 2 or more units or motel.
Holmes Beach and North, Gulf front. Call 1 (201) 575-
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Gulfview, Bayfront or Bayview home. Call N.Y. (516)
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ED PAGE 36 I DECEMBER 14, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BY JIM PAGE / EDITED BY WILL SHORT
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19 Bank deposits
23 Bonaventure, for
24 Ivy Leaguer
25 Pat Riley, once
26 -- Canals
27 Account amount
29 Tyke watcher
31 Ticks off
37 Handrail post
39 Equine vote?
40 Outer coat of a
45 Grain supplies
46 Word with
screen or teen
49 "Mon Oncle"
of a sort
60 Corona, e.g.
61 Bedtime for
64 Very stylish
65 "Flash Gordon"
70 Door word
71 Olden warriors
73 "- on parle
74 Windy home
80 Electric units
81 Room for
82 Biblical verb
83 Young runners
86 Dos Passos's
Annabelle et al.
94 Life and others
95 Long-jawed pike
96 Forms of
99 Develops fully
102 Criticizes, with
104 More than
105 Using two
108 Island off
110 Holiday party
111 College major,
118 Buttons, thread,
121 Short pants
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2 Wall St. dealer
5 Pianist Peter
6 1040 worker
7 Some notices at
10 Author LeShan
11 Spirited lass
12 "Golf Begins at
14 Last Holy
17 Kind of cap
22 Tennis star
28 Son of Polonius
30 Avoiding duties?
36 Meal with wine
38 "Final Impact"
42 Soft shoe
45 Light green
47 Calif. paper
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53 Where the
55 Coffee spot
57 Bake in a
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67 Upbeat critic
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71 J.R. headgear
72 Fakir's faith
74 Goodwill, e.g.
78 Forelimb bones
79 "Mazel -!"
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87 Valley span
88 Star cluster
92 Like high hay,
93 Juicy fruits
95 Small trading
97 Leaving time?
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115 Taste, as soup
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TOWNHOUSE ON THE WATER CANALFRONT CONDOMINIUM $72,000
$220,000 Rarely available 3BR/3BA, 2 story Gorgeous canal front unit, totally remodeled in
enclosed lanai. Westbay Pointe & Moorings beautiful Southwest motif. Unit has Bayview and
boat dock outside your door. Spacious, el- boat dock. Turnkey furnished. Chard Winheim
egant interior. Bobye Chasey 778-2261, eves. 778-2261, eves. 778-6793.
FABULOUS VIEW OVER BAY in Penco
Bay Club. 3BR/2BA unit with screened lanai
and open balcony. Garage has extra storage
area. 2,000 sq. ft. under roof. Extras.
$192,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME on deep
water canal with dock. Elevated home with large
deck and large rooms made for entertaining.
Open kitchen. $189,000. Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-2261, eves. 778-4891.
OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL This 2BR/
2 5BA has security enlry, elevator. pool. ga-
rage parking. lacuzzi. boal dock & private
beach on Gulf $144.900 Call Bill Bowman
778.2261 or 778-4619
CANALFRONT HOME Large 2R/2BA Key WALK TO BEACH Island Peach Condo 2BRI
Royale home designed for enlerlairnng Open 2BA w/large screened porch New lile. carpel &
floor plan big family room 2 car garage and appliances & lust painted Commrrrunly pool &
maintenance Iree yard Dick Maher or Dave lernns courts $124 900 Call Mary Ann Schmidt
Jones 778.2261 eves 778-6791 or 778-491 778.22.61. eeves 778.4931
KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOME Priale
cul-de-sac near Holmes Beach sandy walking
beach Low maintenance fee Wrap around up-
per balcony Exira rec room 2-car garage
l 162 500 Call Rose Schnoerr 778.2261
Chard moved to Florida from Connectrlul .
and has been an Island resident for 10
years He has a B S in Marketing, from
S Florida Slate University Chard specializes ;
i n low down and no down first lime home
x buying Call Chard today for you piece of
1 the American Dream 778.6743
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Perico Bay Club. 2/2. $O50mo
1 bedrc.on,! 1 balh $79,900
2 bedro:m.ri/ 2 ballh -lirsi lloor) $142,500
2 bedroom/ 2 bath secondd Ilc-i) $145,000
Premier Islarnd location heated pool lush land-
scape Bay side Call Lu or Bob Rhod.drn 778-2y.'2
Island Home. 1/1. Pet OK. $675mo
Furnished Elliciency. Gul eiew$700rr o i
Now Booking 1996 Seasonal
Rentals from $1,300/mo.
Call (941) 778-6665 or
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