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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


New city complex OKed in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Favoring the many against the few, the Holmes
Beach City Council last week directed architect H.
Patterson Fletcher to proceed with drawings of a new
city hall complex.
Council members Carol Whitmore and Billie Martini,
along with a few residents, opposed construction of the
complex stating the city should spend only enough money
to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The new 12,000-square-foot city hall will house all
three city departments and include larger chambers for
council. The police portion of the building will be two
stories, with the public area on the second floor. The
remainder of the building will be one-story.
The cost is estimated at $1.2 million. Funding will
come from the city's portion of the one-cent school tax,


Sweeping


changes


proposed for


Bradenton


Beach
By Paul Roat
In a meeting some described as a free-for-all,
Bradenton Beach City Council members tabled un-
til later this winter four sweeping changes in munici-
pal government.
Mayor Leroy Arnold has proposed the merger of
building and public works departments, abolition of the
current police practice of officers taking patrol cars
home, removing the fee for some yard sales and chang-
ing the council nieeting times to evening hours.
Council members said Arnold's proposals needed
further study and review. It is expected the yard sale
and meeting time issues will come before the council
at the Feb. 8 meeting, with the other matters scheduled
in March and April.
"These are things the voters have a right to know
about, and I said I'd do it and I've done it," Arnold said
as he brought the issues before the council.
All four of Arnold's proposals promise to provide
some lively debate.

Building, public works merger
Arnold has proposed merging the building and plan-
ning departments with public works and sanitation. Build-
ing Official Whitey Moran would head up the new depart-
ment, which would also encompass parks and recreation,
streets and roads and city property maintenance.
Arnold has said he favors the merger to cut costs.
Moran has said the merger would probably streamline the
departments, but would not produce significant cost sav-
ings in fact, the consolidation would probably cost
more due to need to hire an additional certified building
official plus the need for greater secretarial assistance.
It's expected the merger topic discussion will take
place soon.

Take-home cop cars
Police officers employed by Bradenton Beach have
enjoyed a tradition of taking patrol cars home with
them after their shift has ended. Chief Jack Maloney
said, "All officers are responsible for any minor repairs
and maintenance on their cars, i.e., tires, radio repair,
oil changes, interior and exterior cleaning."
Maloney said the work needed has to be authorized
by the department and is done on the officer's private time.
The city has nine police cars. Six are used for pa-
trol, two by police administration and one earmarked
PLEASE SEE BRADENTON BEACH, PAGE 2


which must be used for infrastructure. In comparison, re-
modeling for ADA compliance, including new roofs and
water proofing buildings, was estimated at $267,000.

Justifying a new city hall
"The city is 90 to 95 percent built out now, unless
we increase intensity and density, so I have a hard time
justifying $1.2 million," Whitmore said.
"You need the space to operate as a city," replied
Fletcher. "Even if you don't grow, you need the
space. With the remodeling, in all the buildings all
you do is lose space."
Martini reiterated her position that the city should
address its drainage problems first and not build a city
hall in an area that floods constantly.
"The only way we can get away from the flooding
is to jack the Island up," Councilwoman Pat Geyer said.


"This is not a choice between a new city hall and
fixing the drainage problems," Councilman Don
Maloney pointed out. "Being for a city building is not
being against drainage."
Drainage projects are already planned, added
Council Chairman Luke Courtney.
Resident Pat Bergen asked if any of the money will
go to the schools.
Courtney explained the county will receive about
$100 million from the tax to be used for the schools,
and the city's portion of the tax will be about $2 mil-
lion, which must be used for infrastructure.
"The reasons you're giving for this huge structure
don't make enough sense to me," said Bergen. "The
elementary school needs fixing."
PLEASE SEE COMPLEX, PAGE 2


Winter whips through
With airports and cities up and down the country shut down due to the "Blizzard of '96," even Anna Maria
Island wasn't spared from the high winds and bitter cold only it wasn't all THAT cold. The storm kicked up
huge waves with the strong wind, and although the mercury hovered in the low 40s Tuesday morning, it didn't
get much lower, although it sure did feel like freezing. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Strong support for
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
People traveled from Palmetto, Port Charlotte and
points in between to speak to members of the Florida
Marine Fisheries Commission Thursday on a proposed
ban on the taking of live shellfish in local waters.
They packed the house at Anna Maria City Hall
and about half of the 50 people attending spoke to the
issue. They favored the ban by more than four to one.
The legislation, originally introduced by Anna
Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney, would ban the taking
of any mollusk or echinoderm, excluding oysters, hard
clams, sunray venus clams, bay scallops and coquinas,
from Manatee County waters.
Mollusks include gastropods such as tulips, whelks,
conchs, olives and augers and bivalves such as clams, scal-
lops, cockels, oysters and mussels. Echinoderms include
starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins and sea biscuits.
Three years ago, McChesney became concerned
about the depletion of the shellfish population and began
researching the issue. She found that Lee County lobbied
the MFC in 1993 to pass legislation limiting daily harvest
to two live shells of a single species. The legislation was
amended in 1995 to prohibit the taking of any live shell
from Sanibel Island, within Lee County.
McChesney then lobbied the local municipalities
and Manatee County to pass resolutions supporting the
ban. They all did so in 1994.
She also received assurances from local law en-


live shellfish ban
forcement agencies that they would enforce the ban.
Finally, a series of public hearings were held by
the MFC.
Final discussion of the subject will take place dur-
ing the MFC public hearing in Clearwater Beach Feb.
5-7. The hearing will be held at the Double Tree Re-
sort Surfside, 400 Mandalay Ave. The Manatee County
legislation is on the agenda for the afternoon of Feb. 5.
After hearing public comment, the MFC will make its
recommendation.
The governor and cabinet will make the final de-
PLEASE SEE SHELLFISH, PAGE 2


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ............................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements .................................... 10
Stir-it-up ....................... ... .. .......-- 16
Streetlife ....... ............. .... ............. 20
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JANUARY 11, 1996






jIj PAGE 2 0 JANUARY 11, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Most favor shell harvest ban at MFC hearing


SHELLFISH, FROM PAGE 1


termination on the issue.
Eighteen speakers favored the ban and four op-
posed it. Ban advocates focused on protecting natural
resources and showing respect for life. Comments in-
cluded:
"There is a strong desire to protect these organ-
isms. By doing so, we will help ensure that our children
and generations to come can walk the beaches and en-
joy collecting the various types of dead shells that have
been given the chance to complete their life cycle." -
Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney.
"I've been coming to this Island since 1950 and I
see a definite reduction in the number and size of shells.
You don't have to be a research scientist to know that
if you are killing the live animals that produce the
shells, you're going to have fewer shells." Bill
Worth, Anna Maria.
"Why do we have to come to you and ask you to
protect our natural resources?" Sarah Nicholas,
Holmes Beach.
"I'm a birder, but I don't take live birds with me.
If you want to take a live shell, get a camera. Pick up
a live shell, take a picture and put it back." Charles
Canniff, Anna Maria.
"I'm a snorkeler and I'm amazed at how much you
don't see any more. I feel offended when I see people
picking up buckets of starfish and sand dollars and just
leaving them. It is a mental attitude. I think we have an
opportunity for an education to approach life a little


more seriously." Joan Voyles, Anna Maria.
"We're at the top of the species on this earth. How far
down do we go to respect life as it is? We'd better teach
our children respect, and I can't think of a better place to
start respecting life than on the beaches here that we're
responsible for." Dr. Carl Voyles, Anna Maria.

Against the ban
Four people spoke against the ban. Two favored
limiting the taking of live shells to two per day. Two
favored no restrictions until studies on the shellfish
populations and rates of reproduction are done. Com-
ments included:
"No one has done scientific research needed to
really ascertain if a collecting ban is necessary. I've
found that mollusks reproduce prodigiously. As long as
the water quality is good, there is no danger of the
mollusks disappearing. Red tide, severe storms, habi-
tat destruction and beach renourishment projects will
do more damage than 500 collectors." Carol
Marshall, president of the Broward Shell Club, vice
president of the Palm Beach Shell Club and represen-
tative of the Conchologists of America.
Marshall also noted that amateur collectors have
discovered and named many new species of shells,
contribute their collections to museums, aid in research
by writing books and papers and donate scholarship
and grant funds for research.
"Think this through before you ban shelling alto-
gether. For those of us who enjoy walking the beach
and shelling, you could limit it to two of any species per


day and not spoil it for those of us who enjoy the rec-
reation." Mercedes Thornberg, Holmes Beach.
"I strongly feel there should be a limit. The only
people who will be affected (by a ban) are the locals.
The tourists will not know about it or abide by it." -
Marguerite Carrick, Holmes Beach.
"When you're making a regulation like this, typi-
cally you have a data base on which to base decisions,"
explained Jay Leverone, senior staff biologist at Mote
Marine Laboratory. "At this point there are no existing
data bases on sand dollars or live shells.
"My professional belief is there is a big difference
between echinoderms and gastropods. Despite the pres-
sure from all the residents and tourists, there is no sig-
nificant impact on the sand dollar population along the
west coast of Florida. And all the starfish people find
on the beaches are destined to die.
"My bigger concern is with the gastropods. We
don't know the present population densities. We do
know they live relatively long and they grow large. I
don't know whether there is a significant impact on
them from recreational collecting. That's something
you need to find out.
"I recommend excluding echinoderms from regu-
lation, because even with all the well-intentioned ef-
forts, it won't have an effect on sand dollar and starfish
populations."
Further comment may be sent to Dr. Russell S.
Nelson, executive director, Marine Fisheries
Commisison, 2540 Executive Center Cir. W., Suite
106, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, prior to Feb. 5.


City hall complex drawings requested;


total cost estimated at $1.2 million


COMPLEX, FROM PAGE 1
"These moneys can't be used for that," replied
Courtney. "I think you ought to talk to the school
board."
"There are a lot of residents that feel the same
as she (Bergen) does," Whitmore noted.
"We've had a number of public meetings on what
we're doing, and it's been in the newspaper,"
Courtney said. "If there was a giant uproar, the citizens
of Holmes Beach would be here tonight in mass. I
don't see that"
Other city departments are getting short-


changed by the increase in size of the police depart-
ment, Dr. Frances Smith-Williams said.
"I don't think the average citizen would appreciate
it," she noted. "We need a city hall, but we don't need
the grandiose thing that's being presented to us. For the
council to vote on this plan tonight is an injustice to the
population."
Maloney asked if the size of the building could be
reduced by 10 percent. Fletcher said during the draw-
ing phase the size of the building can be reduced and
the spaces within the building can be changed.
"To get a significant savings, the size of the building


would have to be substantially reduced," Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger noted. "Whether it would be cost effec-
tive over the long haul is up to the council to decide."
"We have to be careful that we do not waste tax-
payers' money by just looking at ADA compliance,"
former council member Don Howard said. "Although
the city is 90-some percent built out, the county, state
and federal requirements on the departments are much
greater than they were 20 years ago."
He also noted that the city is considered the
business center for the Island, yet it cannot accom-
modate a community meeting.


Police car, yard sales, meetings, mergers proposed


BRADENTON BEACH, FROM PAGE 1
specifically for beach patrol. Other cities have fewer
cars, Maloney said, but they have to be replaced more
frequently because they accrue higher mileage.
Sgt. John Cosby has estimated that the five new
cars Bradenton Beach has purchased since 1994 cost
the city $84,500. Holmes Beach, with its "fleet" police
car policy, spent $130,000 during the same period.
"Holmes Beach will have to continue purchasing
vehicles every two years whereas we won't have to
start purchasing vehicles for another five to six years,"
Cosby said.
Arnold says he has researched police car policies
elsewhere in Manatee County. Bradenton, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key all have fleet-vehicles. Pal-
metto allows officers to take cars home overnight if
they live within the city limits. Manatee County Sher-
iff Deputies have take-home cars, including deputies
patrolling Anna Maria.
"We are the only city that has take-home vehicles,"
Arnold said. "We're either smarter than they are or they
are smarter than we are."
Councilman Gail Cole seemed to sum up the view
of the council when he told Arnold, "You're asking me
to vote on things I don't have enough information on.
These items are very important, and I'm concerned
about them. I want to lower taxes, but I surely don't
want to shoot myself in the foot while I'm doing it."
Council members will pose any questions on take-
home versus fleet vehicles to Maloney via police liai-
son Cole prior to the council meeting on the topic. Date
of that meeting .will.be determined by Cole,


Yard sale fees
City officials unanimously approved a widespread
increase in occupational license fees last September,
the first time the fees have been raised since Septem-
ber 1977. The fee increase was estimated to generate
about $17,000 for the city for the 1995-96 fiscal year.
Occupational licenses in the city generated
$9,495.25 for fiscal year 1993-94, the last year all the
figures were tabulated.
Included in the license fees was an increase in the
cost of conducting a garage or yard sale from the pre-
vious $5 to $25 for three sales.
To avoid any hardships on citizens, council mem-
bers agreed to waive the yard sale fee for one weekend
last November, and indicated the "city-wide yard sale"
practice would continue.
"To me, on behalf of the citizens, they believe it is
a very unfair fee," Arnold has said.
Councilman Dick Suhre said any change in the fee
would change projected revenue and further research
would be needed on the matter.
The yard sale topic is expected to be discussed af-
ter Suhre accumulates more information.

Evening meetings
The Bradenton Beach City Charter calls for the
city council to meet monthly, at 7 p.m., on the first
Thursday of the month. To handle the more mun-
dane items of city government, the council passed an
ordinance in 1990 calling for an additional meeting
on the third Thursday of the month, beginning at 1
p.m-.


Arnold said the afternoon meetings have proven to
be a problem for business people to attend. "You lose
a lot of professional people with afternoon meetings,"
Arnold said, "and although it has been convenient for
staff, it hasn't been convenient for the people."
He said several people told him they would have
run in last year's council elections except they worked
during the day and would not be able to attend after-
noon meetings. Arnold proposed changing the second
monthly meeting to the evening.
Councilman John Kaufmann also favors the
change to evening meetings. Kaufmann wrote a
memo to council members last year stating a change
in his employment would cause him to be unable to
attend most of the afternoon council meetings.
Councilman Cole said, "I believe more people can
attend the 7 p.m. meetings than the 1 p.m. meetings."
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher presented a peti-
tion signed by 29 residents stating they preferred an
afternoon meeting. Many of the residents of the city
are elderly, Drescher said, and did not like to go out
in the evenings.
Councilman Suhre said afternoon meetings have
usually been for "housekeeping" matters such as ap-
proval of the bills and council member reports. He also
questioned the additional cost in overtime for staff to
attend only evening meetings.
City Clerk Alice Baird was concerned that hav-
ing only evening council meetings would conflict
with other city advisory boards meetings. She said
she would provide council members with a compi-
lation of meeting. needs for 1995 for comparison..





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 11, 1996 M PAGE 3 jIj


Garbage pickup schedule changes


Historical post cards
highlight meeting
Samples from Rev. Herbert D. Loomis' extensive
historical post card collection like this '50s shot
of the old Silver Dollar Bar in Bradenton Beach-
will highlight the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society's monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.
15, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Members and the public are invited.
For more information, call 778-0492. Islander Post
Card: Courtesy of Nancy Bennett.


Waste Management has announced changes in the
garbage pickup schedule for Anna Maria and Holmes
Beach.
In the City of Anna Maria, yard waste will be
picked up on Wednesday instead of Thursday. The new
schedule will begin Jan. 15. Regular garbage pick up
will continue on Monday and Thursday.
In Holmes Beach, yard waste will be picked up on

Speed limit lowered at
New signs with orange flags mounted on the posts
have gotten the attention of motorists along 81 st Street
and Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
Lowering the 35 mph speed limit to 25 mph was
recommended by Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay
Romine after a serious accident at the intersection
prompted complaints from Councilman Luke
Courtney. Courtney, the owner of Haley's Motel at the


Wednesday instead of the present split schedule.
Recyclables will be collected on Monday instead of the
present split schedule. Regular garbage pickup will
continue on Monday and Thursday.
In addition, in Holmes Beach, if a holiday falls on
Monday there will be an extra pick up on the previous
Saturday. If a holiday falls on Thursday there will be
an extra pick up the following Saturday.

dangerous intersection
intersection, also cited numerous close calls there.
In addition to the change in speed limit, Romine
recommended posting the intersection with flashing
light posts similar tO those at Anna Maria Elementary
School. Romine estimated the cost at $2,100; however,
there are no funds available in the current budget for
the project. He recommended placing the funds in the
1996-97 budget as sign line item.


Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
1/18, 1 p.m., Council meeting

Holmes Beach
1/16, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
1/16, 7:30 p.m., Council work session

Of Interest
S1/15, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
1/17, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.


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Process, timing key to this week's bridge hearings


By Paul Roat
Timing of the events leading to the decision to re-
place the bridge to the Island at Manatee Avenue is the
underlying theme of the second phase of the adminis-
trative hearings debating construction of the structure.
Florida Department of Transportation officials are
attempting to prove they followed the correct process
in the planning, designing, engineering and publicizing
of the bridge.
"This is not a transportation improvement, it is a
replacement bridge," DOT attorney Paul Sexton said,
"and it will have no substantial impact to Island
resident's traffic.
"To show the DOT acted arbitrarily in the process
to build the bridge, [SAM] must prove the department
was not reasonable and proper in its actions."
The anti-bridge group Save Anna Maria says the
process left Islanders out from the beginning, that DOT
officials decided what type of bridge they were going
to build early on and then proceeded without accepting
Islanders' opinions.
"It is a major transportation facility here," SAM
attorney David Levin said, "and it is the intent of state
statutes to give the public an opportunity to participate
in the planning process. To suggest this is a moot point
is incredible to me, but it's not at all inconsistent with
the way the department has handled this whole issue.
"Through the entire stage of the planning process
of the bridge, the DOT had the outcome predetermined
and the entire planning process was a waste of money."
The hearings began Monday and should conclude
Wednesday. Hearing Officer Robert Meale is expected
to issue his recommended orders by the end of the
month.
The debate surrounds DOT officials' plans to re-
place the Anna Maria Island Bridge with a structure
that has a center clearance of 65 feet. The bridge road-
bed would be about 74 feet above Anna Maria Sound.
Sexton said traffic planners and bridge experts
identified the Anna Maria Island Bridge as a candi-
date for replacement in 1986. Originally, he said, the
bridge was to be replaced with a two-lane structure.
Local officials, led by the Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization, pushed for a four-
lane structure, though, and DOT complied with a
phased plan for two bridges, with the replacement
two-lane bridge currently proposed to be built first
and a second bridge to be constructed at a later date.
Sexton said plans to build the second-phase bridge.


Bridge hearings

prompt wardrobe

challenge
Earrings. Necklaces. Buttons. Belts. Even
bows on shoes.
Save Anna Maria's Bunny Garst has provided
the administrative hearings with both sartorial
splendor and some comic relief due to her attire.
She's sported different "Save Anna Maria"
apparel at every session of the proceedings. And,
while the attorneys for the differing sides of the
dispute burn the midnight oil working on their
cases after the hearings are recessed each day,
Garst spends her nights at her sewing machine or
computer terminal designing something different
to wear each day.
To date, Garst has worn "No Megabridge"
necklaces, earrings, bracelets, belts and a choker.
She's had "No Megabridge" bumper stickers plas-
tered across her purse. She's had her shoes
adorned with bright yellow "No Megabridge"
bows. She even has a tie with the symbol of "No
Bridge" printed on it.
She even considered a "No Megabridge" bi-
kini, but rejected the idea because of the winter
cold and, well ... other reasons.
"Maybe 30 years ago I would have thought
about it," she said with a laugh. "But not now."


have been dropped.
DOT Project Manager Robert Crim said a public
presentation was held in Bradenton in February 1989
to present the bridge proposal. About 50 people at-
tended the meeting, he said, with the major emphasis
from residents being the need to align the new bridge
south of the existing structure.
The MPO approved the bridge plan as part of its
five-year work plan one month later. Another pub-
lic hearings, this one in Anna Maria, was held in
August 1989.
In December 1990, Crim said, uncertainty on
whether the second phase of the bridge plan would ever
be built prompted bridge designers to modify the origi-
nal plans of the first bridge to widen the shoulders and


expand the sidewalk.
In August 1992 various permits were requested of
the U.S. Coast Guard, the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and the Southwest Florida Water Management
District.
Islanders became increasingly involved in the
process at about this time. DOT District Secretary
David May, who had just taken over the job, re-
viewed the process to date and determined that a
public mailing to nearby residents may not have met
state requirements for public notification. He de-
cided to hold another series of public hearings in
October 1993.
"I wanted to make sure there were no mistakes or
omissions," May said, "or any changes in the area since
that first public hearing, and I wanted to give the local
citizens a chance to speak on the bridge."
Two hearings were held, with an overwhelming
majority of the people in attendance about 700 -
opposing the bridge replacement, mostly due to the
height issue.
May said the plans to build the high, fixed-span
bridge were for the most part set by 1993. Options
available at that point in the process were for the big
bridge or to build nothing.
May said the high bridge was deemed the best ap-
proach to take due to the fact it was the least expensive
and offered "the most flexibility of traffic movement,
both vehicular and boating."
Other options, such as drawbridges or rehabilita-
tion of the existing bridge, were studied and rejected
during the planning process in the late 1980s, May said.
Review of the testimony from the October 1993
hearings indicated that there were no mistakes or omis-
sions on the part of the DOT, May said, and bridge
plans continued.
"The entire meeting was charged with emotion,"
May said of the public hearings, "but there was not
enough new facts presented to cause us to change our
opinion. Much of what was said was incorrect -
seagrass bed locations, manatees, wind speeds on the
high bridge."
Asked if he would stop the bridge project now,
May said it "would not be in the best interests of the
taxpayers. We've spent about $2 million on this project
so far on planning, design and right-of-way acquisition.
To reconsider the bridge now would be a waste of
taxpayer's money. We would not support it."


Happy certification to
Anna Maria's Charnock
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock,
center, received word last week that he has passed
the American Council of Certified Building Official's
exam. He was joined at City Hall for congratulatory
cake by city fellows, from left, Glen Towery, Mayor
Dorothy McChesney, Anne Beck, Sandra Poole, Peg
Nelson and Donald Wallace.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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Members needed for charter review commission


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach voters will elect five residents to serve
on a charter review commission in the March 12 election.
To qualify, a candidate must have been a resident
of the city for two consecutive years and obtain the sig-
natures of 15 qualified voters on the election petition.
If no more than five persons qualify, there will be no
need for an election.


The charter review commission is activated every
five years to review the city's charter and recommend
any changes. Elected members will be sworn in at the
first council meeting following the election and serve
until any amendments or revisions to the charter are on
the ballot for the next regular election.
Any proposed amendments must be adopted by a
vote of four members of the commission and presented
to the city council. Council approval of amendments is


not required.
The last charter review commission proposed nine
amendments. All were passed by the city's voters. Several
were revisions or clarification of procedures outlined in
the charter. Amendments concerned salary increases for
council, the first meeting of council following an election,
referendums, the duties of the deputy mayor, "whistle
blower" protection, the mayor's veto power, tie votes in
elections and charter amendments.


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Fishing pier contract approved in Bradenton Beach


A new contract between the city and the Bradenton
Beach Pier and Cafe assures its continued management
of the city fishing pier for at least three more years.
Georgia McKee, principal in the business, has
managed the pier for about a year. The previous oper-
ating contract expired Dec. 31.
Under the terms of the contract, McKee will pay
the city a one-time franchise fee of $1,500 and monthly
payments to the city of $1,000, or 12 percent of gross
receipts, whichever is greater, based on revenue from
the bait and tackle shop plus the restaurant at the pier.
The previous contract called for $410 per month or
12 percent of the gross receipts, whichever was greater.
New to the contract is a 10 percent "late fee" if the


payment is more than two days behind the 20th of the
month deadline.
McKee will also be allowed to keep 20 cents of
each fishing fee collected at the pier. The fishing fee is
currently 50 cents.
The three-year contract allows two one-year exten-
sions.
The current contract allows the McKee to close the
pier "... when in the best interest of the public health,
safety and welfare due to the occurrence of inclement
weather (i.e., extreme cold or freezing temperatures,
sustained winds in excess of 30 mph, formal storm
warnings by emergency management personnel, etc.),
construction activity on or at the pier prevent safe ac-
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Free jazz
concert at noon
Friday
Pianist Hank McDermott
and the Jazzy Jazz Club
Sextet will offer a free
concert sponsored by the
Jazz Club ofSarasota at
noon Friday, Jan. 12, at the
Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Appear-
ing with McDermott will be
Sam Bruno on bass, Jack
Petersen, guitar, Jack
Gorham, drums, Werner
Lutz trumpet, and Jeff Lego
on trombone. For more
information, call 366-1552
or 778-1908. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.


1996
1st Annual


Island Bench Press Competition
Non Sanctioned
Date: Saturday, January 13th 1996
Place: Island Fitness Center 5345 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island
Times: Weigh-In 8:00am to 9:00am NoWeighnafter9:00ain
Briefing of rules 9:00am to 9:30am
Liftina Starts 10:00am


Trophies given to the top 3 lifters in each class.
Teens Womens Open
Masters / 40 to 49 Masters II


Novice
50 & up


Novice- any lifter that has not taken 1st 2nd or 3rd in any Bench Press Meet.
Mens Weight Classes; 114, 123, 132, 148, 165, 181, 198, 220, 242, 275, SHW
Womens Weight Classes; 97, 105, 114, 123, 132, 148, 165, 181, 198, Open
Directions: West on St. Rd. 64 to the Beaches, turn right on to Gulf Drive.
(941) 778-5446 Stay on Gulf Drive, club is two blocks past the light on right.
Sponsored by Island Fitness Center

NU-Weatherside of Galati Perico Harbor Marina
Fla., Inc. 778-7074 795-2628
Steve Titsworth Galati Marine
General Contractor 778-0505 Anna Maria Island 778-0755

Island Package Liquor DUFFY'S TAVERN
Fine Wines and Spirits 778-2507 Holmes Beach 778-2501
BORTELL'S LOUNGE Rex Sports & Nutrition
Anna Maria Island Sarasota 927-1847
Service Electric 778-6566 Rotten Ralph's Restaurant778-3953
Air & Energy 778-0773 Sandbar Restaurant 778-0444
Tip Of The Island 778-3909 Express It / Pac N' Send Cards i
Gifts
Sand Dollar Gift Shop 778-2024 J&J Graphics T-Shirts 778-6541
Turtles Bar and Grill 778-5075 Crabby Bill's Seafood & Oyster Bar 778-9566
Bob's Hair & Co. 778-3724 Ches's Pasta Plus 778-4949
Duncan House Bed & Breakfast 778-6858 D Coy Ducks Bar and Grille 778-5888
Driftwood Motel Anna Maria island 778-2111 Sun & Surf Beach Shop 778-2169


cess or use ..."
McKee appealed to the city council last year to
allow the closure of the pier during renovation of deck
railings and planking, only to learn the operating con-
tract at that time did not permit closures.
No live music or video games will be permitted on
the pier without city council approval under the new
contract.
Maintenance of the pier will be the responsibility of
the city, while the interior of the restaurant and tackle shop
will be McKee's responsibility. She will also be respon-
sible for all licenses, permits and insurance needed to
operate the pier except for the saltwater fishing license
permit on the pier, which the city will buy.


Parliamentary procedure

class doesn't get the motion


Parliamentary procedure classes
have been temporarily passed over in
Bradenton Beach.
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher sug-
gested the class on how to conduct
meetings be held last week. She had
contacted about 12 members of various
advisory board members who had indi-
cated a willingness to take the three,
three-hour classes on meeting etiquette.
Council members vetoed the mo-
tion, though, with comments ranging


from cost-consciousness of the course to
a desire to await a long-awaited Mana-
tee County offer to conduct the c'asses
free of charge.
Drescher said cost would be $400 for
an unlimited number of people. Although
the council did not opt for the class, she
said she would pursue the matter and have
citizens and other interested people pay for
the class themselves.
Anyone interested should call
Drescher at city hall, 778-1005.


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Megabridge or not?
Could the fate of the proposed "megabridge" re-
placing the Anna Maria Island Bridge already be de-
cided by the hearing officer involved in the case?
The answer depends on how you interpret a "hy-
pothetical" conversation between DOT District Secre-
tary David May and Florida Division of Administrative
Hearings Officer Robert Meale.
Meale posed an interesting series of questions to
May Monday during the proceedings on the proposed
high, fixed-span bridge to replace the current Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue. And, although
he said they were merely hypothetical, they may offer
a glimpse of how he is leaning in the case.
"Assuming you get a final recommended order to
deny the [DEP] dredge-and-fill permit at the southern
alignment due tothe seagrass bed impacts and the threat
to manatees," Meale asked May, "and if that order left
open the option of a northern bridge alignment recog-
nizing the navigational concerns involved with that align-
ment and the fact that the DOT has spent $2 million on the
project already would DOT revise the project to pro-
ceed with the high bridge?"
May said, "Our decision would be the same, but
we'd have to program in the cost to buy-out the marina
owner for a year due to the construction. It would af-
fect timing and money."
Meale: "There has been testimony about an on-
going problem with navigation on the north side of the
bridge due to winds and currents posing a problem with
boats being blown into or dragged into the bridge pil-
ings. Would that affect your response?"
May: "Yes, it is a problem, especially with larger
boats. If there was to be a northern alignment, we
would have to get with the Florida Marine Patrol and
the Coast Guard and the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection to make sure they'd be okay with
the alignment."
Meale: "What if I were to add a third element, be-
sides the seagrasses and manatees, based on the impair-
ment to navigation of certain boats that have masts too
big to get under a 65-foot bridge. What would that
impact be?"
May: "It would be setting a precedent. It would be
the first time in the country it has happened. We would
have to look at it."
Hmmmmmm ...

Jack it up
We liked Holmes Beach Councilwoman Pat
Geyer's solution to drainage problems: What can you
do, jack up the Island?


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Not all bar patrons are bad
1995 has been one heck of a year.
In less than a year's time, my mother and father
passed away. However, I also gained a family a
family composed of friends here on the Island.
I have lived from 9th Street South in Bradenton
Beach up to Pine Avenue in Anna Maria, all in about
six years time. I am currently staying in the Holmes
Beach. I am sure you are familiar with my area on
Avenue C. You know, where there is the controversy
concerning the Anchor Inn.
I think the controversy has only brought the neigh-
bors more together.
There has been meeting upon meeting and the results
are obvious. There has been change. As a patron of the
Anchor Inn, I was appalled to think of someone would
accuse me of prostitution such as when I'm walking to
the bar after work at night and stop in the parking lot to
talk to a friend and that someone would be peeking out
the window at me and making false accusations.
Why don't you just come over and check it out for
yourself. We're not bad people. We are your neighbors
too.
Besides, it's holiday time. Can the arguing stop for
the season so we can just be together? The bar only has
bands on Friday and Saturday, so during the week it's
just us folks getting off work.
I appreciate The Islander Bystander for printing
this letter. I'm most grateful because they are my
neighbors, too.
Karen Hormuth, Holmes Beach
Return of parking a mistake
What a joy it has been to walk Gulf Boulevard
between Magnolia and Palm Streets to see God's beau-
tiful earth, shore and sky without the pollution of all
sorts of motorized vehicles.
We have in the past spent our morning and evening
strolls picking up garbage, soda cans, beer bottles, all
sorts of plastic containers, soiled diapers, various pa-
per products, candy wrappers, chip bags and remains
of half-eaten food all covered with ants.
Now we understand the lovely park area is once
again going to return to the lazy, ugly American way
of life the ultimate parking strip.


SLICK


We assume this group of citizens will only be sat-
isfied when it is black topped to the water's edge.
Fritzi Barber and Liz Evans, Anna Maria City
New year's first fish tale?
January 1996 will certainly be a year that I won't
forget. It was 6:30 a.m., the second day of the new
year. I looked out my door, and, of course, my eyes
were met by the heavy fog and the heavy rain, but my
greater surprise was the school of grunt swimming at
eye level in my driveway!
In the early morning light and heavy fog they ob-
viously hadn't realized they left the Gulf water and
were swimming in the air.
Now as a fisherman I certainly wouldn't lie.
Would I?
Pete Slack, Bradenton Beach
Dumpster is a dumpy idea
My home is located with a view of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church. It was a peaceful view with the
muted lights surrounding the church.
Last year, with the powers that be, we were stuck with
a huge, ugly neon sign blight in a residential neighbor-
hood. This year, they put two garbage dumpsters in the
church's backyard. I complained to the code enforcement
officer. The dumpsters were deemed illegal and removed.
The three Island cities already have strategically
placed collection sites. We also have weekly county gar-
bage pickup. Fenced or not, I do not believe we need these
vermin-prone dumpsters in a residential area. More blight
What's next? If aluminum prices go up, another
dumpster? What about bottles, plastic, etc.
Otis Cardinal, Holmes Beach
Thanks for honor
There are not enough words to express my heart-
felt gratitude to the staff of The Islander Bystander for
honoring me as "Islander of the Year."
Former Congressman Andy Ireland said, "If you
think one person can do it all, you don't know the sys-
tem." Hence, a thank you goes out to all the citizens and
employees who did their part for the betterment of the
City of Bradenton Beach and our Island.
I send my love and thanks to the people who had so
much faith in me.
Katie Pierola, former mayor, Bradenton Beach


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


"Will" Bean (the guy in the straw hat) and "Chap" Tedder look over the site of
their future Anna Maria Island resort.


LET'S MAKE A DEAL


It's a breezy day in late September
of 1910. Two men in shirt sleeves and
serge pants stride up the sloping white
beach of Anna Maria Key. One is tall
and blond and has a straw hat on the
back of his head. The other
is short and dark-haired and
sports a black bowler hat,
vest and bow tie.
Deep in conversation,
they seem oblivious to the
heat of the sun. As they round
the north end of the island, a .
solitary building comes into .
view. A large New England-
style house with many shut-
tered windows, it has the for- George W.
lorn look of a place once
loved but now forsaken.
The two men make their way
among thick mounds of seagrass and
prickly yucca and enter the house by
way of the wide veranda shaded by a
shaggy cedar tree. They are inside just
long enough to sign some papers.
They exit smiling and stand at the
water's edge for a while, gazing across
the pass toward Egmont Key with its
new military fortifications (Fort Dade,
1898) and venerable lighthouse (1848).
Thirty-five-year-old George Wil-
helm "Will" Bean (the one in the straw
hat) and 43-year-old land salesman H.
Chapman "Chap" Tedder had struck a
deal.
Will Bean surely must have been
thinking about his father. In 1866 on this
very spot Connecticut Yankee George
Emerson Bean, a 23-year-old Union Army
veteran, vowed to some day establish his
Island homestead. It took him nearly 30
years, but he fulfilled his vow in 1893 af-
ter his wife's death of yellow fever.
Will, the fourth of seven children,
helped build the house and he lived
there with his father, a younger brother
and two sisters from the age of 18 to 23
when in 1898 he joined up to fight in the
Spanish-American War. Will came
through the war unscathed, but his father
died at the year's end of a stroke.
Within a few months Will married the
socially prominent daughter of Port
Tampa Postmaster A.T. Williams and
thereafter returned to the Island only occa-
sionally to visit his sister Mary and her
family ("Mamie" had promised her father
she would "prove up" the homestead).
In those days politics was the route


Be


to money and power in Florida. His fa-
ther-in-law's good connections plus
Will's charm and good looks got him
appointed postmaster for the city of
Tampa in 1904.
That was six years
ago. Will had done well,
had a fine home in the
fashionable Hyde Park
section of Tampa, was
S: welcome in the best
circles. But he was ready
... to move on.
S When Will was a boy
living on Anna Maria Is-
land, "the beaches" were
ean, 1899 regarded by most
Tampans as worthless and
unfit for civilized folks. Who could
have foreseen that Northern tourists
would soon "discover" the islands and
become almost fanatical about their
health-giving and pleasure-affording
qualities.
Will Bean saw the potential for the
old family homestead to make his for-
tune.
But he didn't have in mind a spa
for invalids. Will intended to create the
swankiest resort on the Florida west
coast. The first step was to persuade his
brothers and sisters to go along with his
scheme. Of course, they would each
have a vacation home and undoubtedly
receive a good financial return.
That September day of 1910 Will
and his friend Chap Tedder had
"walked" and "boated" almost every
square foot of the homestead, envision-
ing how it should be laid out. Time was
of the essence. Other entrepreneurs
from Tampa, St. Petersburg and
Bradentown were eyeing the beaches
including George Gaudy who
would put up the bridge named after
him in 1924.
That day in September 1910,
Will Bean and Tedder formed the
Anna Maria Land Company and
agreed to begin immediately to lay
the groundwork for their new Island
resort. One of the first things he
would do, Will decided, was remodel
the old homestead as a hotel for pro-
spective land buyers.

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Bradenton Beach awaiting outcome of

$500,000 state grant


By Paul Roat
It's nail-gnawing time in Bradenton Beach.
Officials and business owners there are anxiously
awaiting the outcome of a $500,000 grant request made
to the state of Florida for commercial revitalization of
the Bridge Street area.
Word on whether the grant has been approved or
not is expected from Tallahassee in March.
"It looks good," Community Redevelopment
Agency Chairman Clem Dryden said on the grant re-
quest.
The current application will be the third request made
for a Community Development Block Grant. The city
received $500,000 two years ago; last year's request was
unsuccessful, but officials hope to receive the funding this
year due to a change in deadlines that left most cities
scrambling to perform the needed tasks in time.
"This change in funding cycle will improve the
city's chances of obtaining funding, because there will
be very few new communities applying for CDBG
funds," Bob Johnson said. He is the city's grant con-
sultant with the Altamonte Springs firm of Clark,
Roumelis & Associates, Inc. Also assisting in the grant
proposal is the architectural group of Fawley and
Moody plus engineers from Larson Engineering.


Work to be done with the state money includes
improvements to the city parking lot between Bridge
Street and First Street North, drainage improvements,
paving, sidewalks and lighting in the "historic old-
town" area of the city, from the Cortez Bridge to Fourth
Street South.
Bradenton Beach came in fourth in the 1995 Com-
munity Development Block Grant proposals. Only the
first three rankings received funding, said Bob
Johnson, the city's grant consultant for the CDBG ap-
plications.
Johnson said the reasons the state denied the city
the money then was primarily the lack of minority
employees working for the city and a category called
the "community wide need score."
DCA provides 85 points (a significant number of
points in the ranking scale) for communities that em-
ploy an equal percentage or greater of minorities com-
pared to the percentage of minorities in the county
(12.82 percent). At the time of submitting the grant
applications, none of the 18 city employees were mem-
bers of a state-approved minority.
"This category alone kept the city from receiving
funding in the last cycle," Johnson said.
Bradenton Beach also did not do well in ranking


Referendums, resolutions approved

in Holmes Beach


Although Holmes Beach City Council has
quibbled over the wording of a referendum pro-
posed for the March 12 ballot, it finally approved
the referendum on the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
The wording will be as follows: "I support re-
habilitating and adding one or more safety lanes to
the present Manatee Avenue bridge instead of re-
placement with a 65-foot clearance span bridge
with safety lanes."
Council also approved a resolution directed to
Manatee County regarding the distribution of ex-
cess resort tax dollars.
The resolution asks that one third of the money
go into the beach renourishment fund, one third be
used for advertising and one third be returned to the
four Island cities in proportion to the amount they
contribute. The cities plan to use their portion for


beach enhancements.
In other business Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
announced that he met with representatives of the
Southwest Florida Water Management District. He
said a 50 percent grant is available for drainage and
another grant is available for plumbing fixtures and
landscaping for the new city hall.
Bohnenberger also announced that the city re-
ceived a $6,000 recycling grant from the state.
Council passed two ordinances on first reading
- one ordinance to opt out of the Florida Retire-
ment System and another to lease the city's portion
of docks along the Marina Drive yacht basin to Bill
Zalla, owner of the Crabby Bill's property.
Council approved a site plan for McCarley Oil
Company to convert the former Huffine's Service Sta-
tion at 5424 Marina Drive into a convenience store.


with all the other communities applying for grants.
Johnson said the city's "ability to receive funding
in subsequent funding cycles will depend on who you
are competing against, improving equal employment
opportunities for minorities and improving the areas of
the applications that can be controlled by city actions,
i.e., applying for other grants and participating in vari-
ous related programs and activities."
One area where the city has improved is in the
availability of commercial loans from three local
banks. A Community Redevelopment Agency Loan
Pool has been created within the city. The pool allows
businesses to borrow money at 1/2 percent under prime
interest rates, as well as other incentives for redevelop-
ment within the area.
Barnett Bank of Manatee County, Century Bank
and First National Bank of Manatee have set aside up
to a total of $400,000 in the loan pool for businesses
that qualify.
The loaned money may be used for facade rehabili-
tation, interior renovations, structural maintenance or
improvements, rear entrance improvements, code en-
forcement, building and property purchase or other site
improvements for commercial property within the his-
toric old-town district of Bradenton Beach.


Personal

watercraft patrol

to continue
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine an-
nounced last week that the pilot program to curb reck-
less operation of personal watercraft appears to be a
success and will continue.
The program was put into operation in June 1994
using the city's police boat. Officer Chuck Stearns is
the boat's primary operator.
In a letter to Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, Romine
said it is somewhat difficult to accurately determine the
program's success because police do not know how
many incidents were prevented by the presence of the
police boat.
However, there was a 33 percent decrease in reck-
less operation reports from June to December 1994,
and Stearns has issued many warnings and ordered
numerous reckless operators from the city's water-
ways.


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The Lord's Warehouse
thrift shop to hold grand
opening
"The Lord's Warehouse" is the name chosen by the
Longboat Island Chapel's Women's Auxiliary for their
new thrift shop. The auxiliary will hold the shop's
grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.
The shop is located on the grounds of the Longboat
Island Chapel, 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat
Key, and can be contacted at 383-6491.
The Lord's Warehouse will offer previously cared
for jewelry, furniture, clothing, sporting goods, artwork
and more, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.
All proceeds will benefit more than 25 local chari-
ties in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
For information or to make a donation, call 383-
2772.

Roser Men's Club to meet
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria City will meet on Tuesday, Jan.
16, at noon for lunch in Fellowship Hall.
Islander Gib Bergquist will speak. Bergquist is a
retired FBI agent who returned to his native Florida. He
is well-known for his humorous and thought-provok-
ing articles which are currently featured in The Islander
Bystander and is described as an "honest-to-goodness
old time down home mullet-netting genuine article
hush-puppy poppin' Florida Cracker.


Roser yard sale Saturday
benefits missions
The Roser Memorial Community Church mission
committee invites everyone to "come find your trea-
sure" at their yard sale at the church in Anna Maria on
Saturday, Jan. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Items offered for sale will include household items,
appliances, toys games and knick-knacks.


Island Baptist Church invites everyone to attend
a worship service honoring Rev. James M. Metts Jr.
for 15 years of outstanding spiritual leadership as
their pastor. He became pastor of the church in Janu-



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Rev. Steven Anthony Stewart of Bradenton Beach
graduated Dec. 15from Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Tex., with a
master of divinity with languages degree. The son of
24-year Islanders Mr. and Mrs. Buford Stewart and
the late Lola Stewart, Steve is a 1987 graduate of
Bayshore High School and a 1991 graduate of the
University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in
business administration. A member of the Island
Baptist Church, Steve and his wife Malini hope to
return to Florida to pursue his calling in the Baptist
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ary 1981.
Rev. Metts and his wife will be honored at the 11
a.m. worship service and again at the 6 p.m. worship
service followed by a reception on Jan. 14.


'Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?' to open Jan. 19 at
Island Players
The Island Players will welcome 1996 with a pre-
sentation of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Jan.
19-Feb. 3.
The 1962 production of the Albee work, according to
Geoffrey Todd, director, shook audiences, and still does.
"It is a powerful study of the effects a conformist
society can have on individual egos and aspirations. A
demanding play on both audience and actor, its dark
comedy will reward the intelligent theater-goer. Com-
pared to the film version, the stage play is more intense
and hard-hitting and is not recommended for children."
The cast includes Carolyn Zaput as Martha, Rob
Prescott as George, Debbie Keller McCartney as
Honey and Jim Schatsch as Nick.
Jack Flannery is set designer, costumes by Don
Bailey, and lighting design by Steve Henderson.
Charlie Guy is stage manager.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for the two Sunday
matinees which begin at 2 p.m. No performances on
Monday. Tickets are $10. The theater is located at Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.
The Island Players Box Office is open from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., Monday through Friday, and also an hour before
each performance or call the box office at 778-5755.

'Man of La Mancha' opens
at Sarasota Players
"Man of La Mancha," with book by Dale
Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe
Darion, will open on Thursday, Jan. 18, and run
through Friday, Feb. 2.
Tickets are $16 and all seats are reserved. Curtain
times vary. For information, call 365-2494.

Spirit-of-giving-award
omission
A list of Islanders provided by the Anna Maria Island
Community Center who received a Spirit of Giving
Award from the Center in December omitted the names
of Jeanne and Burrell Maschek of Holmes Beach.
Active in many Island artistic, civic and ecumeni-
cal organizations, the Mascheks have worked closely
with the Center for several years in their capacity with
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participants:
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Lyudmila Afanasieva --- Piano
Kym Hoffman --- Cello
Johanna Lucas --- Viola
Lita Tyler --- Flute

at the Fellowship Hall of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
A suggested donation of $15.00 per person
will be collected at the door.
A reception and refreshments will (dlow at the end d the recital in the Fellowshp Hall.


26th annual Antique Show
this weekend
The Women's Guild of St. Bernard Catholic
Church will host its 26th annual Antique Show and
Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan.
12 and 13, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14,
at the church's activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
In addition to dealers' antique displays, there will
be a large variety of home-cooked luncheon items,
baked goods and snacks for sale at the Guild's cafe
and country kitchen.
Admission will be $2.50 per person or $2 with a
coupon. For more information, call 778-3397 or 778-
4769.

Snap up tickets for
Polish Night
The Ladies of St. Bernard Guild in Holmes Beach
will hold their annual "Polish Night Dinner/Dance" on
Saturday, Jan. 20, beginning at 6 p.m.
The dinner will feature home-cooked specialties,
dessert and coffee.
Tickets are $10 and if tradition holds, they'll
go fast. Reservations are a must.
Reservations may be made by calling Nina
Compton at 778-3397, Mabel Peltier at 778-5432,
Delores Harrell at 778-3959 or Cheri Schultz at the
church office at 778-4769.

Kite Fun Fly to be held at
Coquina Beach
Wind and Snow in Bradenton Beach is sponsor-
ing a Kite Flyers Fun Fly on Saturday, Jan. 13, from
2 to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the most south-
ern tip of Coquina Beach.
Kite flyers are encouraged to bring their kites,
chairs and ice chests for a fun-filled afternoon. Instruc-
tion will be available for all participants from be-
ginners to stunt flyers and everyone will learn how
to make a kite. Decorating the sky with the color of
kites is the objective of the Fun Fly.
Rain/excessive wind date is Sunday, Jan. 14.
For additional information, call Terri Dingier at
Wind and Snow at 778-0238.

Bradenton Beach Festival
accepting exhibitors'
applications
The Bradenton Beach Festival, planned for Satur-
day and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, is accepting applica-
tions for exhibitors through Monday, Jan. 15.
There are a limited number of spaces remaining
for juried artists, arts and craftsmen, food vendors and
community interest displays.
The two-day event will feature entertainment and
activities for all age groups. Musicians, choral groups,
cloggers, dancers and folk singers will entertain
throughout both days of the festival.
A street dance will be held Saturday from 8 to 11
p.m. with "Connie and Dave" performing on Sunday
from 1 to 4 p.m.
For an application to exhibit or for additional in-
formation, call 778-3113.

Chamber music recital
Sunday evening
Five members of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Orchestra & Chorus will perform a fundraising
chamber music recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Participants will include Alfred Gershfeld on vio-
lin, Lyudmila Afanasieva on piano, Kym Hoffman,
cello, Johanna Lucas, viola, and Lita Tyler, flute.
A suggested donation of $15 per person will be col-
lected at the door. A reception with refreshments will be
held following the recital in the Fellowship Hall.
The Community Orchestra & Chorus, under
Gershfeld's direction, will hold its next performance
at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information on either performance, call
orchestra president Willem Bartelsman at 778-6517.


Save Anna Maria needs
donations for rummage
sale
Save Anna Maria, Inc., the grassroots organization
legally challenging the state's 65-foot-clearance bridge
at Manatee Avenue, needs donations of reuseable items
for its rummage sale to be held Saturday, Feb. 10.
Donations of reusable items from SAM members
and friends may be dropped off at Haley's Motel, 8102
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, or call 778-5405 for pickup.
All proceeds are dedicated to SAM's legal fund.
SAM's sale will take place within the Anna Maria
Island Privateers' Thieves' Market to be held at
Holmes Beach City Hall field.

Volunteers needed for
Chamber booths
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
looking for volunteers to help man booths at two up-
coming community events in which the Chamber will
be distributing members' brochures and area informa-
tion.
Assistance will be needed at the Bradenton Beach
Festival Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, and atthe
Cortez Seafood Festival Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17
and 18.
Those interested may call Chamber Executive Di-
rector Darcy Lee Marquis at 778-1541.
Newest members in Island
Chamber
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
announced the new member businesses: Walgreens,
Holmes Beach; Yow's Automotive Machine Shop,
Bradenton; and the Wolcott Association, Bradenton.
Seventy-four businesses joined the Chamber in
1995, bringing total membership to about 300.
Swing your partner
Monday nights
George and Marge Jabisch will offer fun and ex-
ercise at a new square-dance class at 7 p.m. Monday
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. No previous experience
is necessary. The cost will be $3.50 per couple per
evening.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

AAUW seeks nominees for
Leadership awards
The Manatee and Bradenton branches of the
American Association of University Women is seeking
nominations of outstanding women in Manatee County
for its 9th Annual Women's Leadership Awards.
The awards honor women who demonstrate lead-
ership, achievement and dedication and who have
made a positive difference for women.
The deadline for completed applications is Mon-
day, Jan. 29. No faxed copies will be accepted.
A reception for nominators and nominees will be
held at the Bradenton Academy on Feb. 18. The
Awards Luncheon will be held at Palm Aire Country
Club on March 23.
To obtain an application, contact Tony Yeneralo at
753-6201 or write her at 6447 Egret Lane, Bradenton,
FL 34210.

Library closes for holiday
The Island Branch Library as well as all Manatee
County libraries will be closed in observance of the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 15.

Gorzeman speaks to
garden club
The guest speaker for the Wednesday, Jan. 17
meeting of the Anna Maria Garden Club will be Jack
Gorzeman, project coordinator for Manatee County
Environmental Management Department. He will
speak on the development of Leffis Key Park in
Bradenton Beach.
The meeting begins at 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial
Community Church, Anna Maria. Refreshments will
be served and the club welcomes the public and poten-
tial new members to attend.





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The queen's pier-age
When Frank and Sheilah Legg return to their home in
Hampshire, England, they 'll be taking with them a little
piece of the Island in the form of sketches of the Anna
Maria City Pier. The couple vacations here e 'e r year and
just couldn't pass up the opportunity' to draw the pier as
winds whipped up the waves on the bay. "It's so pictur-
esque, said Mrs. Legg of the historic dock. "-When we go
back home this will be a nice memon:"


Dorothy Gibbs Burke
Dorothy Gibbs Burke, 88, of Holmes Beach, died
Dec. 30 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Bornin Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., Mrs. Burke
came to Manatee County from Aurora, Ill., in 1993.
She was a medical assistant.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Ann Tourt of
Holmes Beach and Morrison, Ill.; two grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held in New York. Burial was in
Hempstead. Memorial services will be held at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach,
Fla. 34217. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge
of the arrangements.

John H. Davis
John H. Davis, 73, of Arcadia, and formerly of
Anna Maria Island, died Jan. 3.
He was born in Indiana and came to Arcadia 16
years ago from Delray Beach. He served on the Arcadia
Planning and Zoning Board and the DeSoto Memorial
Hospital Community Advisory Council. He was an
active member of St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in
Arcadia, serving as a vestry member, senior warden,


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receipts treasurer and choir members.
He is survived by a son, John (Jay) Davis, a
former resident of Anna Maria Island and a former
staff account executive with The Islander Bystander.
A memorial service was held at St. Edmund's
Episcopal Church.

Judith Oates Pennell
Judith Oates Pennell, 69, of Ferndale, Mich., and
Anna Maria died Jan. 3 in Detroit, Mich.
Mrs. Pennell was a guidance counselor at
Southfield-Lathrup High School and retired in 1985.
She was a member of the Michigan Education Asso-
ciation, American Association of Retired Persons and
a member of Wayne State University Alumni Asso-
ciation.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan
Fischbach of Anna Maria, Fla., and Patricia of
Caledonia, Mich., and three grandchildren, Alison
Gould and Megan and Evan Fischbach.
A memorial service took place in Michigan.
Inurnment was in Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley,
Mich. Memorials may be made to the Nature Conser-
vancy, Michigan Chapter, 2840 E. Grand River Ave.,
Suite 5, East Lansing, Mich. 48823.


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Art League announces
winter class schedule
The Anna Maria Art League will offer a variety of
art classes for children and adults all beginning Mon-
day, Jan. 22., through Saturday, Jan. 27.
Registration is required and most classes consist of
five-week sessions.
Contact the league at 778-2099 or visit the league
at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, to receive a
class schedule and to register.

Oil pastel class at Artists
Guild Gallery
Local artist Karen Rush-Drummond will instruct a
six-week class session in oil pastel beginning on Thurs-
day, Jan. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach.
The cost for the session is $45 for members of the
guild and $50 for non-members. A one-time class dem-
onstration will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, at a cost
of $5.
Barbara Singer continues to instruct a Tuesday
morning watercolor class held from 10 a.m. to noon in
five-week sessions. The cost per session is $45 for
members and $50 for non-members.
For more information, call the gallery at 77:8-6694
or register at the gallery.

Longboat Key Art Center
to hold special
demonstration
The Longboat Key Art Center will present a dem-
onstration in papermaking/marbling by Liz Davis on
Saturday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at is location, 6860
Longboat Dr. S.
Beginning Friday, Jan. 12, the center will offer a
four-day workshop in oil/pastel portrait with model
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For information and fees, call the center at 383-
2345.

Center sponsors Sarasota
Bay Arts & Crafts Festival
The Sarasota Visual Art Center will sponsor the
Sarasota Bay Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday and
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The festival features the work of 200 exhibitors
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Admission is $2 per person and children under 12
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Ringling to present
enlightening exhibit
Ringling School of Art and Design will present
"Light and Texture; The Monochromatic Paints of
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The Gallery at the Education Center will open its
second show of the season, "Tour de Coleur," on Sun-
day, Jan. 14, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m.
The show will feature pastel oil paintings by well-
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Methodist Church to offer
afternoon of opera
First United Methodist Church in Bradenton will
present an Afternoon of Opera featuring Sarasota op-
era studio artists on Sunday, Jan. 14, beginning at 4
p.m.
The singers will perform a large variety of opera
literature accompanied by their accompanist/coach
from the Sarasota Opera.
Admission is free and the performance is open to
the public. Patron sponsorship for the series is avail-
able.
The church is located at 603 11th St. W.
For patron information, call the church at 747-
4406.

Good music and fun for the
brain at Sarasota Players
The Austin Lounge Lizards will perform two sets
at the Sarasota Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail,
on Saturday, Jan. 13, beginning at 8 p.m.
The Austin Lounge Lizards have delighted audi-
ences from Texas to California with their inventive
style of "satirical bluegrass."
Tickets are $14 and are available by phone by call-
ing the box office at 365-2949.

Internationally known jazz
artist to perform
Internationally known jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal
will bring a quintet to the Van Wezel Performing Arts
Hall in Sarasota on Sunday, Jan. 14, for a Jazz Club of
Sarasota members' concert.
Admission to the 8 p.m. concert is by membership
ticket or $12 for guests.
For details, call the Jazz Club at 366-1552.

Van Wezel to offer range of
musical performances
Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will
present the Tony Award-winning musical love story,
"The Fantasticks," featuring the timeless song, "Try to
Remember," at 2 and 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12.
A national tour of the explosive Tony Award-win-
ning rock opera, The Who's "Tommy," with music and
lyrics by Pete Townshend, will came to the hall for two
performances at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan.
16 and 17.


Keith Brown and His New Sousa Band will salute
America's veterans and the 50th anniversary of the end
of World War II at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18.
Dynamic Golden Globe-winning entertainer Ann
Jillian, star of film, television, nightclubs and the
Broadway stage will make her Sarasota musical debut
on Friday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information.

AAUW to hold meeting for
prospective members
The Manatee County Branch of the American As-
sociation of University Women is having an orientation
meeting for new and prospective members on Thurs-
day, Jan. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Days Inn meeting
room, 3506 First St. W., Bradenton.
The group, founded locally in 1953, invites men
and women, both in college and graduates of accred-
ited institutions of higher learning, to gain national,
state and branch perspectives of AAUW and learn
about the opportunities available through membership.
Dr. Fay Biles of Marco Island will lead the discus-
sion. Biles became vice president for public affairs and
development at Kent State University following the
shootings in 1970 and was the first woman in the na-
tion to hold a vice presidency in development. She is
nationally and internationally known for her work and
research in the field of human resource development
and was named to the U.S. Olympic Committee Edu-
cation Committee four times.
Reservations are required. Interested persons may
contact Marge Kinnan at 792-4863 or Naomi Vaught
at 722-9774 for information and reservations.

Photography class by
international journalist
starts Jan. 12
Starting Jan. 12 award-winning Canadian photo-
journalist Andrew Little will offer a four-week begin-
ners' class he says "will demystify the art of photog-
raphy" and "turn you from a photophobic into a pho-
tographer."
Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The fee will be $25 for
Center members, $30 for non-members. The only re-
quirement is a camera of any type.
For more information, call Little at 778-2081 or the
Center at 778-1908.


Coffee group starts Jan. 15
A successful way to meet new people and encoun-
ter new ideas will resume at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
on Jan. 15 with a Monday morning walk-in coffee
group to be held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday.
The gathering is free, refreshments will be served
and everyone is welcome. For more information, call
the Center at 778-1908.

Creative classes '96 at
Community Center
"Take wing in 1996," suggests creative-writing
and creative-painting instructor Pegi Clark Pearson,
who is now beginning new sessions at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center that "will teach you to fly in
words and images."
Pearson has had 10 solo art exhibits in Florida and
New York, has published a book of poetry entitled
"The Yellow Slicker" and is known for her readings at
area cafes and bookstores.
Her classes at the Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria, will include painting with
drawing on the right side of the brain from 10 a.m.
to noon Mondays and creative writing from 10 a.m. to
noon Tuesdays.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Dolce's yoga returns
Jan. 16
Experienced Kripalu instructor Dolce Little will
resume yoga classes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
starting Jan. 16 at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Women and men at beginner and intermediate lev-
els are welcome. Classes will include gentle yoga
stretches, breathing exercises, postures, relaxation and
meditation. The cost per four-week session will be $20
for Center members and $25 for non-members.
For more information, call Dolce at 778-2081 or
the Center at 778-1908.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Jan. 6 horseshoe games were Herb
Puryeer and Bill Starrett, both from Anna Maria. Run-
ners-up were Jack Gardner and George Landraitis, also
both from Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


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Whimsical mailboxes, birdhouses adorn Island


We aren't sure whether these multi-
family developments on the Island are
properly zoned, but for hungry birds look-
ing for a place to grab a bite to eat or if
you're looking to liven up your mail
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314 Pine Ave. Anna Maria Gift Certificates


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A5nna Maria IslandArt League, Inc.
ANNOUNCES
NEW WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE
Classes Start Week of Jan. 22
ADULTS
*Prisma Color Pencil Drawing Julie Claudel Stewart
*Watercolor Barbara Singer *Oil Painting Ann Gunn
*Pottery Snoopy Gate -Photography Jay Cantebury
*Stained Glass Sandra French
*"Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain" Rachel Kaufman
CHILDREN
*Drawing With Prisma Color Pencils Julie Claudel Stewart
*Afternoon Craft Classes Laura Beard

For more information on class times, dates, tuition, along with upcoming
demonstrations, openings and workshops, please call the Art League at
778-2099 Mon. thru Thu., 9 2
5312 Holmes Blvd. Holmes Beach 34217


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and makes your equipment inefficient. *Keep
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and shrubs away, this blocks air flow. *Have
system "tuned up" annually. To ensure peak
performance, your heating system needs to be
checked before each season.
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Looking back
In the adventure of stirring up things for ourselves
and other Islanders to do, we encountered some old
friends, good deals, good music and good food in 1995.
Rather than a list of bests, like we've all seen
enough of in the past few weeks from best-read sto-
ries to best-dressed celebrities to best dining we
thought we'd share again those items we considered
worth repeating. We'll be going back to many of our
favorite spots and if you haven't had an opportunity to
visit them, now's the time to get going.
The best part of an antiquing/adventure tour last
year to Oneco, East Bradenton, Palmetto and Ellenton
was an impulsive stop at Hickory Hollow Bar-B-Que
restaurant in Ellenton.
Shortly afterward, we wandered south on another
trip "off Island" in search of Dover sole. We must share
again with you our experience at Ivo's. The place to


ANCHOR INN
BEER WINE LIQUOR

Raizen Cain
FRI &SAT-JAN 12 &13-10 PM
TUESDAYS RESTAURANT APPRECIATION NIGHT
3 POOL TABLES DARTS BOWLING MACHINE
3007 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-3085



ROTTEN

ROTTEN RALPH'S
RALTPH'S WATERFRONT DINING
......... FULL MENU FULL BAR

BRITISH-STYLE FISH & CHIPS
STEAMER POTS
Served 7 days a week
Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
902 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Yacht Basin 778-3953


A visitor to Ivo's Fine Dining on Longboat Key from
Virginia Beach, Alex Pearson entertained us with
her spoon-hanging abilities.
find the very best sole, classically prepared and de-
boned tableside.
Ivo Scafa is the classic, old-world-style maitrd de
and owner of the restaurant on Longboat Key that bears

T!JfW NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH
11 am- Tues thru Sat
HAPPY HOUR 11 am 7 pm
S No Cover Charge Sun. & Thurs.
Tues. Nights FREE POOL & DARTS
Happy Hour til 10 pm
Wed. Reggae with DEMOCRACY
Thurs. Mike Oscanyan 8 pm 12 am
Fri. & Sat. XK Band 10 pm to 2 am
Sun The Islanders 8 pm
We've got the Nightlife & Great Food too!
5702 Marina Dr Holmes Beach 778-5075


Bridge Tender Inn
CASUAL BAYFRONT DINING
Historical Site of the 1917 Bay Inn
DINNER ENTREES ~
Starting at $9.95
Live Music on the Patio
STEEL PAN DAN
(RAIN OR SHINE)
SUN JAN 14 & 21
2-6pm '-f
"BEST FOOD... BEST VIEW"--
Happy Hour Noon-6 daily
Lunch Dinner Spirits (Marker 49)
135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
778-4849


his name. His promotions bear a slogan, "the soul of
Europe in the heart of Longboat Key," and everyone
who enters and dines discovers the truth in his message.
You won't believe how great his Caesar salad can be
until you taste it, and you get to view the entire prepa-
ration at your tableside.
The innovative mind set of Beach Bistro owner
Sean Murphy stirs up new experiences for his patrons
regularly and not just dining experiences.
Murphy invited Gene Aubry (noted Island archi-
tect) and Jack Elka (Island photographer and musician)
into the dining room to blend guitar and keyboard
sounds on occasional Friday night's last season.
The duo blended like romano and garlic. Salmon
and puff pastry. Espresso and frothy cream.
Aubry elicited the flavor of Les Paul with a jazzy
eclectic blend and dimension that only time and dedi-
cation produce. Elka followed Aubry's lead with key-
board sounds that enhanced and enchanted their astute
audience.
Aubry still pops in occasionally while Elka is busy
with computer photographic imagery. Better call first
if the music is your only intention.
Another occasion at the Bistro, a port tasting, was
hosted by Murphy's former partner Jeff (J.P.) Parks
and Premier Beverage in the back barroom includ-



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Sweet Charlie Strawberries
Silver Queen Corn
Vine Ripe Tomatoes
Florida Sweets Onions
Alaskan King Crab...8.99 lb.
Lobster Tails...7.99 ea.
Fresh-made Crab Cakes...1.99 ea.
Medium Shrimp...5.29 lb.
S Fresh Oysters...2.99 doz.
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Anna Maria Oyster Bar
on Anna Maria City Pier


) Daily Dolphin Shows )


WE'RE MUCH MORE THAN JUST OYSTERS
LUNCHEON SPECIALS
6 Fried Shrimp ...................... $4.95
Fish 'n Chips ......................... $5.95
Filet of Tuna Sandwich ........ $5.95
Served until 5pm

Come Try Our New Menu
We've Added Pasta To Our Menu
Linguini...... $5.95
With your choice of:
Parsley & Parmesan Cheese Sauce
Roasted Garlic Lobster Sauce
Fresh Herb & Tomato Marinara Sauce
Or Add Some Surf and Turf
to Create a Perfect Dish
Shrimp and Scallops ........4.00 additional
Shrimp .......................4..... 4.00 additional
Chicken ............................. 3.00 additional
Open daily 11:30 am to 9 pm Fri & Sat 'til 10 pm
778-0475


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 11, 1996 0 PAGE 17 IBm


ing cigars. Old world charm eludes me when I get a
whiff of the smoky by-product (stench). The port tast-
ing however was informative and deliciously enticing.
Heading over to Skyway Jack's restaurant on the
St. Pete side of the big bridge for breakfast in October
we got a surprise they were gone.
Stunned and dismayed, we found directiofis to the
new location and hopped back on the interstate to the
next exit,' following the directions to busy U.S. 19.
If nothing else, we had to know what had hap-
pened. After all, when the Florida Department of
Transportation announced plans for the new Skyway
Bridge, they claimed Jack's place would have to go.
Citizens and the St. Petersburg Times petitioned
the DOT and campaigned to save the landmark restau-
rant. The winning results included a special exit and
access road to accommodate loyal patrons of Skyway
Jack's (and the adjoining marina).


Nv.BO'S ,
Y ^y 10519 Cortez Road
792-5300
BUFFET HOURS: 11AM 9PM SUN. 12:00 Noon 8 PM
LUNCH PIZZA
BUFFET .

$3.99
DINNER PIZZA 0 *
BUFFET
$4 49
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r I Gene Aubry and Jack Elka
Made their debut as a duo
at Beach Bistro in Holmes
V Beach. Diverse full-time
Careers make them some-
what unusual to the
Sentertainmentfield but
their musical talents
blended like a Cuisinart.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood





A waitress at the new location told us the landlord
at the marina tripled the rent so Jack decided to get out.
Breakfast was as good as ever. Same old prices too.
A terrific, hearty breakfast like Jack serves only
lacks one thing, the great Cuban coffee you find in Key
West. Thick, pungent and strong enough to stir manly
men like Ernest Hemingway in the morning.
Speaking of Key West, the southernmost city in the
U.S., Charles Kuralt said, "It's the most tolerant place
on earth."
It reminded me of a cab ride through Key West to
the Saltwater Angler, a flyfishing outfitter complete
with a comfortable two-room inn above the shop in old
town, created and nurtured by eminent fly fisherman/
author Jeffrey Cardenas.
The driver remarked on a small motel we passed,
"It's topless and bottomless now at the pool," he said.
Which brought about the conversation centering on


our mutual observations that normally sane, urban,
regular-type folks go to Key West and "go wild." They
do things so out of character, so "let loose," and so fun,
and then hop on a plane for home and become "so nor-
mal" again.
But in Key West again, for the first time in nearly
10 years, after many frequent, long visits, instead of my
former friends and long-remembered places frequented
usually only by locals, I stumbled into friends from
Anna Maria in one of the most touristy of places -
Sloppy Joe's.
We were drawn in by the familiar sounds of Barry
Cuda aka St. Pete Twig of local Silver King Band
fame on stage. He was churning out his unique
barrelhouse piano tunes and between songs he jokingly
called us "Kmart shoppers" when he saw our packages.
The attention prompted an old friend seated at the bar
to take notice. We shared a beer there with Pat (aka
Teddy Bear) Timmons and visited a new bar where he
"holds court" in the mornings to view the conclusion
of the O.J. trial.
Our host Jeffrey showed us to the traditional Cu-
ban restaurant for dinner so honestly delicious and
down to earth, we returned two nights in a row.
The whole, crunchy-fried yellowtail snapper was
fantastic and devoured right down to the backbone.
As Jeff's 10-year-old daughter Libby said, "I like the
gills they're like chips."
Boliche, ropa veja, black beans and rice, fried plan-
tains, flan, sangria, espresso and particularly, the lob-
ster enchilada, were "the best." Thanks to Jeff, we
avoided the majority of the "foo-foo" dining spots and
found the best of old Key West at Jose's Cantina
restaurant.
Of course, dinner our first night at a posh little spot,
STIR IS CONTINUED ON PAGE 18


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10 BLENDS OF CREAM CHEESE
MUFFINS CROISSANTS
ESPRESSO CAPPUCCINO
FINALLY! Bagels on Sunday 8-Noon
Now Serving Lunch


Mon- Sat 7 am 2 pm
Anna Maria Center
East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach


779-1212
(Next to Shells)


Raw Bar &Grill

Call for Band info
792-1336


GREAT FOOD
Lunch to Late Nite
AWESOME GROUPER SANDWICHES
(Blackened, Grilled or Fried)
Homemade Oyster Stew or
Clam Chowder

Thurs. Nite ser Nte 75
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& JANUARY SPECIAL *
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"Featured in U.SA. Today" -'

CAFE ON THE BEACH
Home of the Delicious
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
(includes Sausage)
$350
+ tax
Served Daily

Old-Fashioned Breakfasts, Great Lunches & Dinner Specials Nightly
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK 778-0784
Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
Live Entertainment (Weather Permitting) Big Playground
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!


"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven."f Jie.
fuffy, Pat Geyer, Owner. C'
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501





R1 PAGE 18 N JANUARY 11, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


STIR: CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
Cafe des Artists, was nothing to scoff at. Their choco-
late dessert creation was a divine and memorable ed-
ible culmination to a perfect day of decadence. I dream
of it still.
Fisherman's Cafe? Gone. Shorty's breakfast joint?
Gone. Mallory Square? I hardly recognized it.
Nearly everything that was "gone" is replaced by
pandering, touristy, trendy, new replicas of the "by-
gone."
And T-shirt shops and "mall-type" stores are in the
majority on Duval Street.
For the last night, we met our shuttle driver at
Hog's Breath Saloon where we enjoyed the familiar
vocals and guitar of former Anna Maria entertainer
Dan Mobley. Jimmy Buffett's "Pirate Looks at Forty"
was the perfect sendoff at sunset.
Our small, 10-passenger Navajo was "blown back" to
the airport in Clearwater by the winds of Hurricane Opal
Unfortunately, Opal was also responsible for the lack of
fishing on this trip to Cayo Heuso.




N AOW, FRESH PRODUCE
DAILY DIRECT
FROM THE FARM
& FREE OF WAI
7818 Cortez Road W Coral Way Plaza
We moved to Cortez from 59th St & Manatee
OPEN 7 Days 9 am to 6 pm
Mon thru Sat & Sun 11 am to 3 pm
794-0728
h~giPM 40 9da


Quack, quack not
Remember the stories about the
causeway pig? Well, a new barn
animal made an appearance
on the Palma Sola Causeway
this week. He's a little worse
for wear, but last September a
Muscovy duck paraded toward
the Island just past Down the
Hatch. On a later trip to town
we spotted a family of three
along the roadway near Fla-
mingo Cay. FYI: Muscovies
don't quack.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


Sign of the times -
For a look at what is to come in
1996, we recall last season on Anna
Maria Island when you could get a good
job at an Island restaurant and if you stuck
around there was a reward. A few Island
restaurants were willing to pay their staff
members a $50 bounty to bring new em-
ployees to their establishment.
Sounds like a good deal. Get a job. Get
a friend a job, get rich (sort of). Win-win
situation.
Unfortunately, it's a sign of our times on
Anna Maria. Lack of affordable housing cre-
ates employment problems for businesses
here.
We've welcomed newcomers in busi-
ness and said good-bye to a few as well. Life
goes on as they say.
We look forward to a year of prosperity
for Island friends, both here and afar.


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SUNDAYS
11AM-8PM


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Monday-Wednesday 6-Close
The DUANE DEE SHOW
Thursday Saturday 7 pm-Close
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Sunday 4-8 pm
Open Mon.-Sat 10 am-11 pm
Sunday 11 am-8 pm
1830 59th St. W.. Blake Park Bradenton


A friend's tale
Marquesa: A Time & Place With Fish, by Jeffrey
Cardenas is more than a story of great fishing. It is a
quiet tribute to the fish and birds of the Marquesas in
the Florida Keys beautifully illustrated by A.D.
Tinkham. It is available through Cardenas's
shop in Key West, Saltwater Angler. First edition
copies signed by the author go for $50.


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! IISLANDER with Hank Mc Dermott Pianist
[i SIB | & Sam Bruno Bass
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Cracker



Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist

Old roosters still love
to crow
As the Cracker lay in his hospital bed while the last
few grains of sand trickled out of 1995, his wandering
thoughts turned to Big Red, a magnificent Rhode Island
Red rooster who ruled the roost on his Grandfather
Bergquist' s farm near Ft. Meade, Fla., back in the '30s.
Now Big Red was just about as tall as us yard
younguns, and commanded the utmost respect as he strut-
ted about his barnyard domain flaunting his feathery fluo-
rescence. When his territory was encroached upon, retri-
bution was quick and painful as we younguns scattered
like quail with Big Red in hot pursuit.
Somehow, Big Red, in his avian wisdom, was ac-
quainted with all verses to "Coming 'Round the Moun-
tain;" and was particularly concerned with the ones
about "We'll kill the old red rooster when she comes,"


e Street Pier ad Cafe-
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)

Breakfast Anytime"
Breakfast Anytime
Best Burger on the Water
Happy Hour 4-7
Mon-Thurs Open 8 AM
7 AM to 10 PM Sat & Sun
ICE-COLD BEER!
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GRILLED, BLACKENED OR $ 95
FRIED GROUPER 6
Wed & Fri 5 to 9 pm
ADENTON BEACH 779-1706


YK V &8 Sat 04


No Cover Charge

Willy Great Dinner Specials
include salad, vegetable & potato or rice
Golden Crab Claws 1 1/4 lb .................................... 12.95
4 Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails .................... $10.95
Surf & Turf 8 oz NY Strip & 8 Fried Shrimp ................. $9.95
Crab Im perial............................................... $8.95
All-U-Can-Eat Grouper Fingers................... $7.95
Two Pork Chops w/baked apples................................. 6.95
Early Birds Starting at $3.95

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He well knew that as long as his harem of Rhode
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Leghorns thrown in for good measure, continued to
cluck and cackle while filling up the egg basket, and his
pre-dawn wake-up calls to the whole barnyard menag-
erie and beyond still resonated in the lower registers,
his job was secure. But he never forgot for one cack-
ling moment there was always another younger rooster
in training to fill his spurs such is the very nature and
essence of life itself a continuing renewal.
Yes, the Cracker's New Year's Eve celebration
was a little different this year but certainly a joyous one
- the job of being alive. Who needed the bubbly and
those ridiculous little pointed shiny metallic hats and
raspy noise makers?
You see, this old Rooster firmly believes that out
of every misfortune encountered in life, whether self-
inflicted or victim of circumstance, some good will
come of it.
It has. The Cracker is back on track!
He mistakenly thought that his "shake, rattle and
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In between Christmas and New Year's, the Cracker
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 21, domestic battery, 400 block of Spring.
The complainant was pushed several times and dragged
across the living room, said the report.
Dec. 22, harassing phone calls, 200 block of
Palm.
Dec. 23, burglary to an automobile, 300 block of
Hardin. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed the bed liner from his pickup truck.
Dec. 27, domestic disturbance, 700 block of Fern.
The officer responded to a report of a brother and sis-
ter arguing. There was no physical violence, said the
report.
Dec. 27, theft, 700 block of Jacaranda. The com-
plainant reported a person unknown removed 50 eight-
foot wood posts from the construction site.
Dec. 28, burglary, 200 block of Pine. The com-
plainant reported a person unknown entered the resi-
dence and removed items from the bedroom.
Dec. 30, 9707 Gulf Drive, Sign of the Mermaid.
The officer on patrol found the side door knob and
cooler lock missing and the rear door open. He was
unable to contact the owner.
Dec. 31, lost/stolen tag, 9500 block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 1, criminal mischief, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Islander's Market. The complainant reported a person
unknown broke the window of his vehicle parked in
front of the business. Nothing was taken from the ve-
hicle.
Jan. 1, domestic battery, 700 block of Jacaranda.
The subjects got into an argument and battered each
other, said the report.
Jan. 2, attempted burglary, 100 block of Beach. The
complainant reported a person unknown attempted to gain
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Jan. 2, burglary, 700 block of Jacaranda. The
complainant reported a person unknown cut the lock on
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Jan. 3, grand theft auto, 100 block of 10th Street
North. The complainant reported he was talking on the
telephone and saw a white male subject putting a mo-
torcycle into the back of a pickup truck. The subject
drove away. The chain that secured the motorcycle to
a cement pole was cut. The subject was not found.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 29, suspicious, 200 block of 28th Street. The
complainant reported a porch light knocked over in a
neighboring vacant residence. The officer found a
small section of screen loose as if a small animal had
gotten onto the porch. He turned off the light and
righted the pole.
Dec. 30, petty larceny of a garage door opener
from a parked convertible, 3900 East Bay Drive, Island
Foods.
Dec. 30, 5800 block of Holmes Boulevard. The
complainant reported a peeping Tom at a neighboring
residence.
Dec. 31, burglary to an automobile, 3400 block
of Avenue B. The complainant reported he heard noise
in his carport and discovered tapes and a tape carrier
valued at $134 were missing.
Dec. 31, DUI, driving with license suspended,
4200 block of Gulf Drive. The officer observed Tom
Bourahassa, 41, of Holmes Beach, northbound in the
4200 block of Gulf Drive. Bourahassa crossed the cen-
ter line and drove the southbound officer off the road,
according to the report.
The officer turned around and pursued Bourahassa
and noted that Bourahassa crossed the center line sev-
eral times, was weaving and swerving and ran of the
road. Bourahassa stopped in the 5300 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer approached Brouahassa's vehicle
and asked for his driver's license. According to the
officer, Brouahassa said he did not have one.
The officer said he began to administer field sobriety


tests but stopped because Bourahassa was staggering so
badly believed it would be unsafe to continue. He placed
Bourahassa in custody and found an open can of beer
under a T-shirt in the seat of Brouahassa's auto.
Dec. 31, suspicious, 600 block of Emerald Lane.
The complainant reported in the past week someone
shot into the residence with a BB gun, and she thought
it occurred again. She said she heard something hit the
residence and heard a vehicle speed away. She ob-
served a red pickup truck. The officer found no further
damage to the residence. The truck was not found.
Jan. 1, found property, 3900 block of East Bay
Drive. The officer observed two subjects by the side of
the road. One was on a bicycle. After turning the pa-
trol vehicle around, the officer observed the two sub-
jects put the bicycle in the ditch and walk away.
The officer questioned the subjects, who said they
found the bicycle in the ditch in front of Sunbow Bay
condominiums and were riding it. The officer placed
the bicycle in property.
Jan. 1, vandalism, 3900 East Bay Drive, Garden
Center. The complainant reported he found a bicycle
which was thrown over the fence causing $200 in dam-
age to plants. Letters from a sign were also missing.
Jan. 1, assistance, 5400 block of Marina Drive.
The officer responded to a report of a waterman break,
barricaded it and called the county to repair it.
Jan. 2, found property two keys on a ring,
beach access at 5300 block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 3, assistance, 8300 block of Marina Drive.
The officer responded to check on an open phone line
and found the resident's grandchild had taken the
phone off the hook.
Jan. 3, code violation, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported a subject was sleeping in a
vehicle behind businesses. The officer found a vehicle
with blankets in it. A patrol request was issued.
Jan. 4, found property a pair of glasses, 7800
block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 4, larceny, 6500 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed
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Mollie and John Sandberg, left, and Lee and
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the entrance hall of the library located in
Bradenton Beach. The donations are a result of
the library's Christmas wish featured in The
Islander Bystander's annual community-wide
Wishbook. "Currently, the library is only able to
sponsor exhibits that can be hung on our walls,"
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Light a candle for our snook


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Water temperatures at press time were at 60 de-
grees and the coldest weather of the season was upon
us. Forget our discomfort for a moment and think of the
snook.
Along with the tarpon (which long ago mostly
migrated south), snook are our prize gamefish. Five
years of no real freezing weather, not to mention strict
conservation measures, have raised their numbers to
unheard-of levels in local waters.
But as this is written, water temperatures have
slowly dropped to 60 degrees, just about the bottom of
the temperature range in which snook can survive.
According to scientists, once water temperatures drop
below 55, snook begin to die.
So light a candle for our snook not to mention
all the other creatures in our waters suffering through
this winter with us.


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against the Minnesota Twins. Game time is set
for 1:05 p.m. at McKechnie Field in Bradenton.
The Pirates' 30-game spring training package
consists of 14 games at McKechnie Field and 15
games on the road in Florida. The exhibition sea-
son finale will be played at Jacobs Field in Cleve-
land on Saturday, March 30, against the Ameri-
can League champion Indians at 1:05 p.m.
The schedule includes five night games and
marks the return of the New York Yankees. The
Bucs, who last met the Yankees in the spring of
1983, will travel to Tampa for a 7:05 p.m. game on
Thursday, March 21, and will host the Bronx Bomb-
ers in a 1:05 p.m. tilt on Thursday, March 28.
Ticket prices for the Pirates 1996 exhibition
season will be $8.50 for Box Seats, $8 for Re-
served Seats and $5.50 for Reserved General
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Hungry birds too
The almost total absence of bait in local waters
right now has our shore birds looking wherever they
can for food. On a trip to Arcadia this past week I no-
ticed a large number of egrets, curlews and other birds
gathered along the freshwater streams and ponds look-
ing for meal.
I know we're not supposed to feed wild birds, but
this time of the year it's clear some of them could use
a little help.
Up in Pensacola, as I'm sure you've read, there's
a hawk that's apparently taken a liking for Chihuahuas.
This past week there was the third reported attack on
a Chihuahua by what appears to be a red-tailed hawk.
And that reminds me of something that happened
in my backyard one evening last summer.
There was suddenly a great scurrying around and
diving for cover by a trio of alley cats that had taken
to lounging in my yard, probably because I put out
a bowl of food for them every morning. The cats
seemed genuinely panicked and I looked around
expecting my neighbor's Labrador to be showing up
looking for some cat-chasing fun.
What I spotted instead was an osprey. Perched in
the very top of an oak tree almost overhead, the bird
was obviously looking for an evening meal. Where
in an alley cat's genes it's imprinted that ospreys
are dangerous I don't know. But clearly, it's there.
Those cats didn't come out from under cover un-
til long after that bird was gone.
[Editor's Note: About 30 mourning doves ex-
ploded into flight Sunday morning from my back
yard. A few seconds later, a hawk flew through.
Maybe we should all get Hitchcock's "The Birds" on
video? PR]

Shark attacks up
There were 29 confirmed shark attacks in Florida
last year out of a total of 59 attacks reported worldwide.
That's the word from George Burgess, curator of the
International Shark Attack File in Gainesville.
Ten people died in last year's attacks, none of them
in Florida, although Monroe County officials believe
one missing diver may have lost his life to a shark off
Indian Key last summer. Cause of death was never
confirmed.
Since 1990, there have been a total of 92 shark at-
tacks in Florida, most of them in Volusia County.
Brevard County is second. According to Burgess, there
have no fatalities as a result of those attacks.
Dr. Bob Hueter, director of the Center for Shark Re-
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counties, in addition to being the best surfing beaches
in the state, also are fertile feeding grounds for young
coastal sharks. He says the most common attacks are
from immature sharks that mistake a leg or arm for
"appropriate food."
That's why, in almost all cases in Florida, the
sharks grab and then let go of surfers. Certainly there
is injury. Hueter relates, but at least the shark hasn't
carried off the surfer.
Burgess believes, and it's confirmed by others in
the field, that he probably lands somewhere around 80
and 85 percent of all shark attacks in his files. The re-
sults put the entire matter into some perspective and
even suggest some reasons.
For example, there were 29 confirmed attacks in
Florida last year, compared with 22 the year before. In
1993 there were seven attacks and 13 the year before
that.
More people in the water is one simple reason for
the increase, along with tropical storms that can disturb
sharks' usual feeding patterns sometimes meaning
they're coming closer to shore.
There are also cases where a large white or bull shark
will simply decide one of us looks just right for dinner. But
remember, Burgess says, that although 10 humans died in
shark attacks last year, humans killed on the order of 100
million sharks during the same time period.

Conservation politics being again
Florida Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Palm Harbor), has
filed a bill that would allow the Florida Marine Fish-
eries Commission to pass regulations without sub-
mitting them to the governor and cabinet for ap-
proval. Not too surprisingly, the governor doesn't
think much of that and neither does the commer-
cial fishing industry.
"If the MFC had had the power to make its own
rules, we might not have needed Amendment 3,"
Latvala said in support of his idea.
"The governor feels that no agency that has the
ability to make rules should do that without someone's
approval," Gov. Lawton Chiles' press spokeswoman
replied.
Meanwhile, Jerry Samson, executive director of
Organized Fishermen of Florida, agreed with the
governor. "The MFC has, for years and years, been
trying to get out from under any oversight by any-
body."
I'm sure we'll hear more about this one as the leg-
islative session gets underway March 1.
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Frozen fish? Seems cold enough for it


By Capt. Mike Heistand
If it isn't the wind, it's the cold temperatures that
are keeping most of the fishers away from the water.
Those few die-hards willing to go out are reporting
good catches of sheepshead, a few reds and an occa-
sional catch-and-release snook.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said it's been
very, very cold and windy. "I just saw a couple big reds
blow past the pier," he said with a laugh, adding that
fishing has mostly been restricted to sheepshead and
some redfish, although there was a big shark landed last
week. He's hoping for snook to start showing up again
any day, although Dave added the season is closed right
now.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II is reporting his best
bets to be sheepshead, some up to eight pounds in size.
Reds are moving through the deeper channels in the
bays, and Capt. Zack added he's also getting some trout
and flounder.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said the
weather has kept most people off the water, but there
have been reports of some fair-sized snook, a few reds
and some nice trout.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching lots and lots
of sheepshead. On calmer and warmer days, he
said he's able to pick up a few triple tails and some
redfish.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's been getting redfish"
on the flats on the warmer days and sheepshead around
the docks almost any time.
Good luck and good fishing.



Clubs
The P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet for a Founders'
Day luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 13, beginning at noon,
at the El Conquistador Country Club. Cost: $10.50.
Reservations by Jan. 8/ticket information: 758-7848.
The German American Club of Manatee County
will hold a Snowflake Dance on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7
p.m. at Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center, 6919 26th
St. W., Bradenton. Music will be provided by Alpine
Express at this BYOB event. Information/reservations:
756-5180.

Events
Bucker's 4th Annual Winter Craft Fair will be
held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13 and 14, at the Mana-
tee Civic Center in Bradenton. The work of over 200
professional craftspeople is featured. Admission: $3/
children under 12 free.



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19' SEA SPORT WALK THRU. New 1996!. .................... ........ SAVE BIG S!
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Manatee High hosts
eighth graders
To improve the transition from middle school to
high school, Manatee High School will hold two Town
Meetings for eighth graders and their parents at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, or 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the
school's cafeteria, 1000 32nd St. W., Bradenton.
The meetings will focus on class requirements for
high school students, specifically ninth graders. The
department head and teachers of ninth-grade subjects
will present overviews of their subject areas. Principal
Patricia Lucas will also attend.
For additional information, call Manatee High
School at 746-7181.
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School Menu
Monday, 1/15/96
No School
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Tuesday, 1/16/96
No School
Record Day
Wednesday, 1/17/96
S Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fresh Fruit
SLunch: Breaded Dino Nuggets w/Sauce or Hot
Dog, Dino Potatoes, Fruit Juice, Pudding
Thursday, 1/18/96
Breakfast: Bagel & Jelly, Strawberries &
Bananas
Lunch: Two Tacos or Burrito, Lettuce &
* Tomatoes, Cinnamon Apple Slices, Brownie
Friday, 1/19/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast
S Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
Corn, Fresh Fruit, Cookie
All meals served with milk.
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Joy ourtney
Joy Courtney


Junior politicians
The students in Anne Russell's fifth-grade class at our Island school recently become familiar with our
country's political system by electing class officers. After a challenging campaign, which included slogans
such as "Get Lucky with Buky," the successful candidates are Nicole Buky, president, left; Ryan Mijares, vice
president; Kim DiPaola, secretary; Frances Sullivan, treasurer; and Ditra Paloski, historian.

Island School welcomes all adults

to education series


Anna Maria Elementary will open its doors to all
adults to participate in the school's new Community
Education Night series beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16, at
7 p.m. in the auditorium.
Anyone who is concerned or curious about the
topic of discussion is welcome to attend.
The series is sponsored by the School Advisory Com-
mittee. Composed of business representatives, parents and
school staff members, the committee wants the school to
become a resource of information concerning children -
not only in school, but in other aspects of their lives.
The first program will zero in on Attention Defi-


cit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disor-
der. The speaker will be Brenda MiCali, an expert in
the field from Samoset Elementary. She will discuss
the symptoms of each problem, how to obtain a proper
diagnosis, and methods of correction, followed by a
question and answer period.
Future programs in the series will be held each
month and will include information about Pre-school
Readiness, Computer Training, Middle School Readi-
ness and Local Summer Activities.
The dates and detailed information about the topic
will be announced in The Islander Bystander.


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Delighted to be framed
on Longboat Key
The Longboat Fram-
ing Gallerie at Whitney
Beach Plaza announces the
addition of Terry Petesch
to its staff.
Petesch is from the
S an art school administra-
tor.
He worked for an
Petesch import house in Bradenton
where he managed the
frame shop for six years.
The Longboat Framing Gallerie is located at 6824
Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.

Body Maintenance Center
adds classes
The Body Maintenance Center on Longboat Key
will offer classes in Feldenkrais "Awareness Through




DICK MAHER
REALTOR"
778-2261 .
Dick has been a major
player in the Island Real
Estate Industry for over 10
years, and is one of Neal &
Neal's Top Producers.
Call anytime for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325







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








END OF ANNA MARIA ON BUSY
CORNER with two houses, possible
commercial zoning. Potential income
property. $139,000. Ruth Cherko
747-2411.
UP-TO-DATE VILLA. Open kitchen with top-of-the-line ap-
pliances, quality cabinets, built-in pantry. Spacious den,
modern baths, great storage. Marina, clubhouse, pool,
deeded beach access. $119,900. Peggy Henger 383-4638.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS OWNER to
reside next to business. 2BR/2B pool home and rare C-
1 zoned office building, 800 +/- sq. ft. One block from
beach in predominantly residential area. Possible
owner financing. $240,000. Steven Magner 792-8559.
LOVELY UNIT IN POPULAR COMPLEX. Private wooded
setting, large enclosed lanai and work area. Laundry room
in carport. Good value on Longboat Key. $124,900. Peggy
Henger 383-4638.
OLDER HOME, one block from bay with great potential.
Terrazzo floors, all appliances recent, central air, 2nd
screened porch, great bayviews from lanai, master bed-
room. $230,000. Bobbie Banan, 383-2659.
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY for vacation home or
first time buyer. Major renovations including roof, A/C,
flooring, landscaping, decking, painting. Directly across
the beach. $169,000. John Zisman 383-5252.
BEAUTIFUL VIEW of picturesque marina, ICW, club-
house and pool. Private with trees, shrubs. This single
villa has been lovingly maintained. $133,500. Peggy
Henger 383-4638.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND. 2BR/2B, screened porch,
large backyard, walk to the beach. $700 per mo. plus
utilities. Barbara Milian 778-2275.


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


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Island bench press meet Saturday


The Island Fitness Center, 5345 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host the Island Bench Press Com-
petition for men and women, classes teens through
masters, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Fitness Center.
Late-entry registration will be $40 for each di-
vision entered with registration to close at 8 a.m. on
competition day. Weigh-in will be from 8 to 9 a.m.
on the 13th, rules briefing will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
and lifting will begin at 10 a.m. Trophies will be
awarded to the top three lifters in each class. All
entrants will receive an event T-shirt.
Classes will include teens, women's, open, nov-


Movement," yoga, Reiki, aromatherapy, stretch, medi-
tation and more.
In addition, the center will offer chiropractic,
Ayurvedic and Reiki consultations on a weekly basis.
For more information and a schedule of up com-
ing classes call the center at 383-3955.
Realty raves
Congratulations to Jennifer Jones of RE/MAX


BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
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Men's weight classes will include 114, 123,
132, 148, 165, 181, 198, 220, 242, 275 and SHW.
Women's weight classes will include 97, 105, 114,
123, 132, 148, 165,181, 198 and open.
Two dozen Island and mainland businesses
have joined the Island Fitness Center in sponsoring
this first-time Island competition. For additional
information, call the Fitness Center at 778-5446.


Gulfstream Island office for being top producer for the
month of November.


Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has announced that
Margot Walbert has been named Top Producer for
1995. Walbert, a native of Germany, has lived and
worked on Longboat Key for the past 12 years special-
izing in international sales.


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SUSANNE KASTEN
REALTOR
Ich Spreche Deutsch
Office: 941-778-2291
Fax: 941-778-2294
Home: 941-921-4130


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BEST BUY!
1BR/1BA duplex in North Holmes Beach.
Cute as a button, just one block to the beach.
Priced right at $122,500.
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This duplex located between two streets of-
fers plenty of privacy for both units. Desir-
able north end location. 1BR/1BA each
side. Just listed at $134.500.


NORTH END DUPLEX!!!
This duplex has 2BR/1 BA each side and is
just steps to Anna Maria's north end
beaches. This incredible investment oppor-
tunity is now offered at $165,000.

Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
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9701 GuH Drive, P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
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Events
Contestants are wanted for the 1996 Ms. Florida
Senior Citizen Pageant to be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at
Gold Tree Communities, 5707 45 St E., Bradenton. Ap-
plications must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 19. Informa-
tion/application: 794-3218.
Series tickets are available to enjoy three Big Band
Dances to be held at the Manatee Convention and Civic
Center in Palmetto. The dances will be held Feb. 7, March
6, and April 3. Series tickets cost $15/individual dance are
$8. Ticket information: 722-3244.
A Reiki workshop will be held on Monday, Jan.
15, at the Body Maintenance Center, 5610 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., Longboat Key. Virginia Steagall, RN, will
instruct. Information/reservations: 383-3955.
A new volunteer orientation at Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, at
10:30 a.m. at the sanctuary located at 1708 Ken Th-
ompson Parkway, City Island. Volunteers are needed
for a variety of activities. Information: 388-4444.
An eight-week class "Writing to Publish" will be
offered by the Education Center, Longboat Key. Marcia
Corbino will instruct. Cost: $84. Details: 383-8811.

Religion
Christian Life School of Theology is enrolling
students for its January class entitled "Grace, the Mak- N
ing of Character," to be held at the Church of the Cross,
5051 26th St. W., Bradenton. Details: 746-7402.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key, has changed its time of worship on
Sunday. Services will be held at 9 and 11 am. with the .
Rev. Charles Jim Marsh officiating. The adult study
group will meet at 10 am. Church school is at 9 a.m.
and the nursery will be available.


Island son
named top dive
operator
Capt. John Norwood, son
of Carolyne and George
Norwood of Anna Maria,
has been rated number
one of the 100 top dive
operators in the world in
the February issue of
Rodale's Scuba Diving
magazine. John has been
the dive operator for
Scuba Bimini in the
Bahamas for three years.
He previously ran a
scuba diving business on
the Island aboard his
boat The Hunter. Is-
lander Photo: Courtesy
of Carolyne Norwood.


OCEAN PARK TERRACE Nicely decorated, turnkey ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO Spacious 2BR/2BA, top
furnished 2BR/2BA unit at Ocean Park Terrace. Great floor unit in prime Holmes Beach location. Open floor
views of the Gulf from master bedroom. Pool, secured plan, lovely views. Large screened porch. Walk-in
lobby, elevator and walking beach enhance this vaca- closets, two pools, tennis courts, garage parking and
tion home or great rental possibility. Priced at short walk to great beach. $119,500. Call Dave
$169,000. Call Ed Oliveria. Moynihan for details.





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BRIDGEPORT Gulf view from this top floor unit with ANNA MARIA DUPLEX Well Maintained duplex on
pool, covered parking, elevator and steps to beach, north end of Island. Walking distance to Gulf beaches.
Located close to shopping and restaurants. Offered at Large owner side with Mexican tile and other upgrades.
$89,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details. Offered at $178,000. Call Dave Moynihan.

Z. ISLAND CONDOS
..... N dw ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB................. $189,500
5iLB | COQUINA MOORINGS........................... $182,500
&, t lGULF CABINS ......................................... $179,900
l.l GULF CABINS......................................... $174,900
; PERICO ISLAND..................................... $126,500
SRUNAWAY BAY ............................ $119,900
,. .. RUNAWAY BAY ................................ .... $117,900
I--' PERICO BAY ......................................... $112,000
BEST OF IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA totally up- BRIDGEPORT .......................................... $ 89,900
graded unit with new carpet and breakfast bar. Walk- RUNAWAY BAY ....................................... $ 78,900
in shower. Low maintenance fee. Move in condition. CALL FOR A ST OF HOMES, LOTS AND DUPLEX'S
Priced at $99,900. Call Ed Oliveira.

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KEY ROYALE. Impeccable 2BR/2BA canal front
home with vaulted ceilings, dream kitchen for the dis-
criminating gourmet. Large lot seawalled with dock
and new boat lift. Reduced to $269,900. Call Judy
Duncan 778-1589 eves.



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KEY ROYALE BAYOU- Stunning refurbished 2BR/2BA
home with expansive water views near intracoastal wa-
terway. Over 2300 sq. ft. of open living area with 18 x 28
family room, breakfast nook that could be den or office.
Caged, heated pool, dock with boat lift, updated top of the
line appliances, custom window treatments. Priced at
$395,000. Call Carol R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OR VACATION GET-
AWAYII 1BR turnkey furnished, close to beach, shop-
ping, restaurants and transportation. Complex on canal.
Assumable mortgage for first time home buyer. $34,500.
Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 after hours.
SAN REMO SHORES. 2BR/2BA home on deep wa-
ter canal. Nice flowing floor plan for easy entertain-
ing. Spacious glass enclosed family room. Large cor-
ner lot. Dock & davits. $149,900. Call Marion Ragni
778-1504 after hours.
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ANNOUNCING...
THE CANADIAN CLUB
JOIN THE FUN TODAY
CALL FOR DETAILS 778-6467 after hours
CANALFRONT 2/2 CONDO ............. $109,900
CANALFRONT 3/3 CONDO ............. $145,000
DUPLEX FIXER-UPPER 5/3............. $175,000
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2/2 .....$61,500 & UP
CAL OL RE -800-894-9606.
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


SECLUDED ISLAND RETREAT
This 3BR/2BA home is located on the tranquil north end
of Anna Maria, just steps to the finest sugar white beach
in Florida. Completely remodeled in 1988, this tastefully
decorated hideaway offers a master suite with cathedral
ceilings, skylights, black slate fireplace, private lanai, and
fabulous dove-gray bath with Kohler cast iron tub, over-
sized shower and his & hers sinks. There is a fully
equipped, country style kitchen opening onto a formal
dining area. The cozy family room offers another distinc-
tive stone fireplace with raised hearth, vaulted ceiling and
sliding doors which open onto the sunny screened porch.
Vinyl siding, sprinkler system, and pretty pebbled land-
scaping make for easy exterior upkeep. Includes new
Westec security system and Preferred One Year
Homeowner's Warranty! Truly a wonderful place to call
home! Affordably priced at only $255,000.

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completely renovated in 1993. 2BR/2BA, private back-
yard with a view. $269,000.


WEST OF GULF DRIVE ... great house just steps to
beach. 3BR/2BA, new kitchen, fireplace in living area.
Great rental or second home. $269,500.


READY TO BUILD? If you are ready to build your
dream home on our beautiful island, give us a call! We
have several prime lots available both on and off the
water! Call for an updated list to drive by today! From
$59,900 to $350,000.


SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
North Beach Village
6305 Gulf Drive
3BR/2BA, 2 big sundecks in a tropical setting.
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beach. Own your piece of Paradise! $158,900.
Excalibur Realty
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CREDIT CARD MACHINE available. $50 mo. Perfect
for small business or home based business. Increase
sales by taking MasterCard and Visa. Call 778-8200.
GOLF CLUBS, Taylor-made "Pittsburgh Persimmon"
metal woods 1-4-5. $60. 778-3470.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang & Olufsen
stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turntable & cas-
sette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


MOVING SALE All must go. Toyota truck, 1993 Wahoo
boat, sofa, TV, recliner, much more. Bristol Bay Apt.
219. 792-7130.

DOUBLE BED, coffee tables, king spread, 2 queen
comforters, glassware, dishes, linens, small appliances,
clothes, shoes, misc. #8 Palm Harbor Dr. by St. Ber-
nards. Fri., Jan. 12, 8 to noon.
GARAGE SALE household items, jewelry, clothes,
tools, fishing equipment and much more. 706 Jacar-
anda, Sat., Jan. 13, 7 am to ?
CLOTHES, POTTERY, linens, plants, bamboo shades,
housewares, misc. 509 Spring Ave, Anna Maria City.
Fri. & Sat., Jan. 12 & 13, 9 5.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


RE NTALS
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available
"Now through Season"
"DIAL DEBBIE"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152

Debbie Dial A, REWX Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
L HOLMES BEACH, FL.


GRAND OPENING The Lord's Warehouse. Saturday,
Jan. 13. Hours: Mon. Sat. 9 to 3. At the Longboat Is-
land Chapel, 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
SELF EMPLOYED or small business owner! Low cost
health coverage sponsored by American Small Busi-
ness Association. Call Arnold 746-1566 or 794-0567.


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

"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.


1990 OLDS CUTLASS Ciera S. New brakes, muffler,
tires, water pump. Tuned up. AM/FM stereo, excellent
condition. 4 door, white. $4,500. 778-2709.
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.





WedebrogRealI 0te Company
WedebroclRedal
creatlting Iitst since 1949

Call or Visit Us Today!
778-0700
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
383-5543
6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key


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TIP OF THE ISLAND restaurant has immediate position
available for full time waitress. Call 778-3909.
COUNTER FOOD SERVICE wanted, 18 years of age or
older, full time five nights a week, 4:30 to 11 p.m. Apply in
person only, noon-10 p.m., Tyler's Ice Cream, Cortez.
STUDENT TUTOR NEEDED that speaks German to
help 8th grade student who just moved here. Please call
778-4280.
RELIABLE CAREGIVER for two young boys in our
home a few hours a morning. References required. $5
hr. 778-6438.
TIRED OF NOT WORKING? Join me in home based
company. Excel telecommunications, Independent Rep.
Call me at 779-2079. Ginny Dutton.
BUCCANEER INN RESTAURANT. Now accepting ap-
plications for all kitchen positions including floor man-
agers, line cooks, prep., dishwashers. Also cocktails
servers, and bussers. Apply in person. 595 Dream Is-
land Road, Longboat Key.


CNA COMPANION will care for your loved one. Expe-
rienced and references. Call 792-4589
LOOKING FOR A BOAT, a car, a job? You can find it
in the Islander Bystander.


"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
island property.
When buying or
selling...

m I can make your
Si island dreams
Come true.

ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR

Wagner Realty Since 1939


778-1751
Evenings


2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
FL 34217


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When you demand excellence
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RICHARD FREEMAN
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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!


ANNA MARIA CANAL
This attractive 2-2 canal home is ready for occupancy Spacious,
split bedroom design with family room. Full canal view and natu-
ral mangrove view. Lovely deck and seawalled lot plus spacious
front patio. Beautifully landscaped & asking $239,500. Call Marie
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1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


LOVELY MODERN HOME
Newer home, complete with boat dock in fam-
ily neighborhood. 3BR/2BA Vaulted ceilings
and large screened porch. Offered at
$204,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drve P Box 717-Ann Maia.FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895 sq.ft.
under roof home including caged pool. Unique origami
roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.


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Realty
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BUSINESS FOR SALE. New Horizons Video Co. Mail
order video business using successful wholesaler. In-
cluded in price: Co. registration with State of Florida,
over 2,000 qualified leads, catalogs, envelopes, start-up
kit from wholesaler. Credit card machine available.
$1,000 value, you pay $300 and start your business im-
mediately. Call Frank at 778-8200.SERVICES

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

MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Is-
lands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
INTERESTED IN SAVING up to 50% on your phone
bill? No gimmicks, no minimums. Call 779-2079. Ginny
Dutton, Excel Telecommunications. Independent repre-
sentative.
COMPUTER SUPPORT Training, troubleshooting, con-
sulting, repairs, Internet installations, Internet advertis-
ing, backups, data entry, other computer services avail-
able. Call 778-9271 anytime.
'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.
MANATEE MOWERS Island lawn service. Responsible,
reasonable and reliable. Call Donnie Rivera 778-7508.

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

CLEANING ON ISLAND 17 years. Excellent references.
Call 778-4284.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The islander Bystander. 778-7978.


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Property

Maintenance CO.
Jim Travis 779-2129


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


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident 25
yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.


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Management Team
Cover the Island"


PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
Beauregard 778-5617.

THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remodel-
ing, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.

HANDYMAN WILL TAKE care of all those annoying re-
pairs, painting, etc. Dependable, excellent references,
free estimates. Call Mike 778-0504.
BRICK, GLASS, block, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, roof coating and re-
pairs, carpentry, dry wall repairs, painting. TV and
phone jacks installed. Island Home Repairs. 778-0410.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.





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Sale and/or listing
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S657 Key Royal Dr. .'
When buying or selling a home or condo
choose your real estate agent wisely. Nick
Patsios has 18 yrs of proven resultsin the
real estate business.


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Office (941) 778-2261 or

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IMPERIAL HOUSE ...
.1 BR/1 BA unit in well cared for Gulf-
to-Bay community. Heated pool,
clubhouse, private fishing dock and
S150' of deeded Gulffront beach.
Lanai enclosed for extended living
room. #60554. $69,900.
SCarol Heinze
REALTORG/CRS
Multi-Million $ Club
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
KEY ROYALE ... bayfront 3BR/3.5BA, fireplaces,
htd. pool, 50' dock. $589,000.
DUPLEX ... 3BR/2BA, family room, fireplace, gar;
2BD/1BA, family room, #DY64777. $259,000.
BED & BREAKFAST ... 9 units located at Skyway
Bridge, entrance to Manatee County. $392,000.
ISLAND RESTAURANT ...beach view/high traffic
visibility plus 2BR apartment. $450,000.
GULL DRIVE ... canalfront 2BR/2BA enclosed
workroom, finished storeroom & T-dock. $219,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
IDEAL APARTMENT/MOTEL OPPORTUNITY ...
110' Gulffront 6 bldgs. (22 units) with excellent income
history. Suitable for condo development. #68061.
$1,850,000. Call T. Dolly Young eves. at 778-5427.
HANDYMAN'S SPECIAL Duplex with 2BR/1BA
each side and only steps to the beach. Conve-
niently located with room for a pool. #68064.
$179,500. Call Karin Stephan eves. at 388-1267.


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REALTOR Ig
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Office:
941-778-0766
Mobile:
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MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD...open floor plan w/
bayview from every room. Pool w/spa. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with
heated pool. #KS67250. $179,000.
PERICO BAY...2BR/2BA unit overlooking Palma
Sola Bay. Many upgrades. #KS66624. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE...3BR/3BA w/fireplace, fruit trees,
pool & boat docks/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
ISLAND PARADISE...luxury 2/3BR condos on the
Gulf w/panoramic views. $289,000.
SYCAMORE AVE...4BR/3BA elegant home. Close
to the Gulf. $279,000.
SIESTA KEY...no bridges to Bay. 2BR/2BA. 50'
dock, community pool, spa, tennis & clubhouse.
$235,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR...3BR/2BA on deep
water canal w/dock. 40' kidney-shaped pool and
spa. $418,000.
JUST REDUCED ... canalfront 3BR/2BA elevated
home. Gourmet kitchen, large living room w/Alas-
kan rock fireplace, oversized 6+ car garage. Views
of Tampa Bay. #65826. $325,000. Call Michael Ad-
vocate eves. at 778-0608.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sndy I Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
La \ Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77841345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISFACTION


MULCH STONE SHELL SOD

isitom Trucking
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING BOAT DELIVERY

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
S* Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience


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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
M MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558



REMODELING
ADDITIONS

XACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
A* DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
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Deffenbaugh
LOCKS & SECURITY
LOCKED OUT?
HOME AUTO
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Mara, Longboat
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE-
RADIO DISPATCHED
SPECIALTY KEYS
LUGGAGE REPAIRS
By Appointment 778-5594


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


Painting by Elaine
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"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR
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Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
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AVAILABLE First 3 weeks of March only! Fully furnished
beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot and parking. $450
per week or all 3 weeks $1,000 includes phone and
cable. 778-2832.
JANUARY & MARCH VACANCY. Duplex 1BR/1BA
available immediately. Close to shopping and restau-
rants, 1 block to nice Gulf beach in South Holmes
Beach. $375 per week includes utilities, cable and
phone. 778-2832.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2 & 3BR rentals. Unfurnished $625
& $850 mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Anna Maria Re-
alty, Inc. 778-2259.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY, furnished apartment, monthly
rental. 1BR/1BA, private yard, 2 blocks to the beach.
Cable TV, microwave. $1,200 mo. 749-1695.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex. $600
mo plus utilities. Will consider pets. Call Carol Price,
Smith Realtors 778-0770.
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE condo. 2BR/2BA, great
view of intracoastal waterway. Pool, covered parking,
cable. Close to beach. Annual $700 mo. 794-1181.
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.
BEACH FRONT 3BR/2BA, ground floor, covered patio
and carport. Elec. kitchen, C/H/A, washer/dryer. Now
until March 1. (941) 686-5448.

BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE Seasonal, 2BR/1BA,
one block to beach or bay. Fishing pier, adorable, close
to shops. $1,200 mo. 813-874-0973.

DUPLEX WATERFRONT Intracoastal, Bradenton
Beach. 2 or 3BR, dock, davits, walk to beach, carport,
modern. $850 or $750 mo. 1 year lease. 813-539-5586
leave message.
GULF FRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able Mar. & Apr. $1,700 mo. 778-2832.

FOR RENT 3 months from 1st of Jan. 2BR/1BA on small
condo complex with heated pool. Steps from beautiful
beach. 941-954-1110.
GULF FRONT Best view. 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top floor
master suite. Patio in tropical garden. Gulf waters 90'
from back door. $3,300/$2,500. 778-0990

SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
SEASONAL West Bay Cove, Sun Plaza, Martinique and
River Oaks. Please call T. Dolly Young, Prudential
Florida Realty, 778-0766.

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

2BR/1BA APARTMENT Neat & clean. West of Gulf Dr.
One block to beach. W/D, dishwasher. Available Jan.,
Feb., Mar. & Apr. $1600 mo/$550 wk. 778-6427.

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

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS Westbay Cove and
Westbay Point and Moorings. 2BR/2BA condos now
available for the season. Old Florida Realty Company.
778-3377.

GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA, 3 floor unfurnished
townhouse. Ground: Pkg. for 2 cars, shower to wash the
sand off your feet. 2nd floor: Mexican tiled living room
and kitchen, large balcony overlooking the Gulf. 3rd
floor: 2BR/2BA, 2 balcony, freshly redecorated. $900.
mo. 1st & sec. Magnificent view of the sun setting over
the Gulf. 703 Gulf Dr. at 8th St. just south of Cortez. Call
351-1596 to see.

SEASONAL RENTAL Fully furnished 3BR canalfront
home in Key Royale. Old Florida Realty Company. 778-
3377.

IMMACULATE NORTHERN homeowner desires to rent
2BR condo or house on Anna Maria. February, March,
April. (914) 225-7083. Patricia.


LOVELY FURNISHED DUPLEX Holmes Beach. 2BR/
1BA, turnkey furnished, lanai, hot tub, W/D, 2 blocks to
Gulf. Seasonal $1,250 Annual $850.
JAN., FEB., MAR. Seasonal now available due to can-
cellation. 2BR/2BA condo, laundry, pool, garage. Just
remodeled, new kitchen, tile, appliances, furniture. Quiet
location, 1 block to public beach, close to Duffys, Island
Foods, Manatee Ave. Small 4 unit complex, private, very
nice. Available now through April 4. $1,800 mo. or
weekly. Call 778-4560 eves.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA. Feb., Mar., Apr. $1,375
mo. Gulf views, beach access. 779-2028.
2BR/2BA NORTH BEACH Village. Jan. 15 to Feb. 15,
$2,200. Fully furnished, close to pool, one block to
beach. Excalibur Realty 795-4394.
SEASONAL RENTAL. Ground floor home. 3BR/1BA,
family, laundry, carport. North end of Anna Maria. Close
to shopping, Bay and Gulf. $1,650 mo. includes all utili-
ties. Newly remodeled and decorated. (941) 778-7068
or (904) 787-9812.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR, near beach. Utility room with
washer/dryer hook-up. $600. 778-7980.
3BR BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED home, one block to
beach. Near tennis. Jan. only $1,200 mo, $400 wk.
778-4473.
2BR DUPLEX 1/2 block from beach. Available Mar.,
Apr., May. $1,250 mo. Call (813) 681-9656, leave mes-
sage, will call back.

PANORAMIC VIEW waterfront on Bay, ground level
home, furnished. 2BR/2BA, garage. Near historic Anna
Maria fishing pier. 778-2825.

ANNA MARIA 2/1 duplex. Canal, Bay beach. 1 mo.
$1,500. 3 months $1,300 mo. 778-5793.

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ROOMMATE WANTED Young, responsible male,
willing to share 2BR/2BA beach apartment in Holmes
Beach. Covered parking, storage, etc. Please call
778-8338.
RETIRED COUPLE wished to rent 2BR place near wa-
ter from approx.. mid Feb. through Mar. References.
Ronald Reoback (814) 825-9659.
GREAT GULFVIEW
For rent. Watch the sunset from 12x30 porch. 3BR/2BA
home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceilings, great room, ceil-
ing fans, wall-to-wall carpet throughout, new 3 ton A/C,
new roof, downstairs den and office, enclosed 2-car ga-
rage. 108 Pine Avenue. By owner, 813-949-0104 or
813-229-2850.
COZY COTTAGE 82nd St., Holmes Beach. W/D, cen-
tral heat/air, ceiling fans, window blinds, nice neighbor-
hood. Annual $725 plus utilities. 778-6544.
A POLISHED GEM 2BR/2BA, furnished on the Gulf.
Newly renovated, many amenities including washer/
dryer and large screened porch. Monthly/weekly. Call
778-2357 or 778-2940.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, 2BR/2BA, lovely & spacious
with deck and garage. Steps to beach. $750 mo. Gulf
Bay Realty 778-7244.


OPEN HOUSE Sun., Jan. 14, 1 to 4.. 2BR/2BA, canal,
dock, 160 x 80 yd. Eight fruit trees, lanai, carpet, appli-
ances, garage w/auto door. 423 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
GREAT GULFVIEW Watch the sunset from 12x30
porch. 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceilings,
great room, ceiling fans, wall-to-wall carpet throughout,
new 3 ton A/C, new roof, downstairs den and office, en-
closed 2-car garage. 108 Pine Avenue. By owner, 813-
949-0104 or 813-229-2850.
LARGE ISLAND HOME 2572 sq. ft. under roof, open
floor plan with den, specialty landscaping. 2 blocks to
beach, bayview. $142,000. 749-1695.
WANTED PRINCIPLE desires small, Gulffront or
Guliview, Bayfront or Bayview home. Call NY (516) 589-
3943. Leave message.
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB 3BR/3.5 BA, Over
2,700 A.C., 3,800 under roof, 2 car garage. Completely
remodeled. Panoramic view on 14th green. $259,000.
By owner. 798-3981.
BY OWNER almost new 3BR/2BA, elevated home with
large enclosed garage, near point on Anna Maria.
$229,000. Call for appointment 778-9515.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX two story, Bradenton Beach. 2BR
upstairs, 1BR down, seawalled, garage. Fantastic view,
recently updated. $175,000. 778-7980.


HOLMES BEACH By owner. One year old elevated,
3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq. ft., additional 650 sq. ft. finished
room. 2 car garage, much more. $169,500. 778-2806.
LONGBOAT WHITNEY BEACH. 2BR/2BA, all updated.
Bayfront view, excellent Gulf beach, boat docks, pools,
tennis. Turnkey newer furnishings. $159,000. 383-
8639.
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE condo for sale. 2BR/
2BA, great view of Intracoastal waterway. Pool, covered
parking, cable. Close to beach. $84,900. Make offer.
794-1181.
TWO DUPLEXES Holmes Beach. 208 54th St. 1/1 & 1/
1 reduced to $114,900. 203 76th St. 2/2 & 1/1 reduced
to $164,900. 778-3757.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA home. 2BR/2BA ground level
on Lake LaVista access to Tampa Bay. Caged solar
pool, quiet cul-de-sac, walk to beaches. 113 Pelican Dr.
$239,000. (941) 778-9107 or 778-6774.
PUTTING GREEN, free boat slip, heated pool, shuffle-
board, beach access, club house and more come with
this 2BR/2BA villa in turnkey condition with new appli-
ances, A/C, etc. on Longboat Key for only $133,000.
Owner asking for offers due to ill health. Call 383-7242.
CONDO 2/2 BEAUTIFULLY furnished, walk to beach,
pool. Great rental or year round home. Small complex
in Holmes Beach. $110,000. Yvonne Higgins Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777.
DUPLEXES: 213 65th St., Holmes Beach. $195,000.
2413 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach. $136,000. Yvonne
Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
CANAL HOME Longboat Key beauty. Privacy, spacious
open floor plan, dramatic modern kitchen. $210,000.
Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777 or (800)
318-5752.
BEAUTIFUL BAYVIEW home, elevated, 2 years old.
Large screened porch, 2/3 bedrooms, 2 baths, quality
built inside and out. $235,000. 778-2960.
FABULOUS 3BR/2BA, completely remodeled in 1995.
Brand new pool and spa, designer decor, nothing left
untouched in this immaculate home. $189,900. 778-
6471 (h) or 749-1160.
LARGE LOT, deep water canal, 3BR/2BA split plan.
Den, lanai, courtyard, dock, garage, carport. 517 71st
St., Holmes Beach. $219,900. 778-7999.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX two story, Bradenton Beach.
2BR upstairs, one down, seawalled, garage, fantastic
view. Recently updated. $175,000. 778-7980.
DEEP WATER CANAL lot, one block to Bay. 75' x 100'.
Beautiful view. $150,000. Call 778-2338.


Charles D. Tuppen III, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
The perfect way to begin or end a
Sday, a week, or a vacation is with
a massage by Charlie.
by appointment only 778-7478
Home or Office visits available.
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II0 PAGE 32 0 JANUARY 11, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

NIGHT LIGHTS B 1 2 13 14 3 5 16 17 8 91 1I 112 13 14 15 16 17 18

BY ERIC ALBERT / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ1111 20I21I[ I 2 I


ACROSS
1 Lord Byron
poem
5 Loopy
9 "Uncle -
(Paul
McCartney hit)
15 Boom causers
19 "Absolutely!"
20 Mighty mite
21 1976 De Palma
shocker
22 Tennis stroke
23 Flan
24 Royal pastime
25 Reservations
26 Recherche
27 Kind of planning
29 Legislators
31 Phoenix suburb
32 Kind of question
33 Plane's right
34 Paged
35 Kenneth
Grahame
character
38 "I cannot tell

39 Figures out at
the beginning?
41 Abounding
44 Sliver
46 Second servings
48 Flynn portrayal
49 Record producer
Brian
50 Program since
1965
52 "- may look
on a king"


' VI


53 Summer of 1980
question
56 Madrid museum
57 "Yeah, sure"
61 To some degree
62 Magazine
contents
65 Procrastinator
67 War story
68 It's depicted by
parts of today's
puzzle
71 Polynesian
tongue
72 "Locksley Hall"
poet
74 Hopeand
Crosby, often
75 Mickey's
partner
76 Beat (out)
77 -6
79 Lampoons
82 Slack-jawed
83 Most likely
85 -- deusin
nobis (there is
God within us)
86 Remove
90 Part of a 1995
reunion
92 The -- of the
land
93 Ancient goddess
of fertility
94 Today's soldier,
e.g.
96 Bass-
98 Tom Clancy
hero Jack
100 Noisy gulps
101 Plesiosaurlike
reptile,
familiarly


103 "The Taming of
the Shrew"
setting
107 Author Ken
108 Salespeople
push it
110 Wondrous
111 Bye
112 Thus
113 Magwitch of
"Great
Expectations"
115 1979 disco hit
116 Kind of rack
117 Shop's
replacement
118 Mooringsite
119 Bed piece
120 Forward
121 Early English
poet laureate
122 Major hit
123 Bang out, in a
way
DOWN
1 Half a 1980's TV
duo
2 Get a smile out
of
3 Race do-overs
4 How to play
"Loch Lomond"
5 Breach
6 From --Z
7 Classroom
reward
8 Slide sight
9 Familiarize
10 Artist
Toulouse-
11 Form a queue
12 Perry's
creator
13 Net supports


14 Parisian
possessive
15 Brake sound
16 Movie for which
Lee Grant won
an Oscar
17 Sink
18 Went 80, say
28 More than .
enough
30 Traveler's guide
31 Leaves in the pot
34 Words in an
anthology title
36 More than
disdain
37 Japanese
assembly
39 Tilting building?
40 Gentle-
(Miss Manners
salutation)
41 Newspaper's
desk
42 Had an
inspiration
43 Foundation
45 Atlantic City
resort, with
"the"
47 Item in a lock
51 Downer
54 Classic film set
in Wyoming
55 Delilah in
"Samson and
Delilah"
56 George Michael,
for one
57 Mideasterner
58 Military
decoration
59 Most like a ghost
60 Europe's Gulf of


63 Year in Louis
XIV's reign
64 "O Sole "
66 Foreign title
68 Get down, so to
speak
69 Chant
70 "Over here!"
73 Brainpower
75 Fictional Walter
78 Baker's need


80 W.W. I grp.
81 Peter, once
83 George Cukor
classic
84 Unversed?
86 Windows work
area
87 Officially not
working
88 Psych out
89 Southern stinger


91 Quarterback
93 Financial page
figure
95 Kind of satellite
97 Perfume
dispensers?
99 Classified ad
abbr.
101 Very much
102 Pasta shape
104 Not very
intelligently


105 Open, in a way
106 Talismanic
stone
108 French Christian
109 Green light
110 Ing6nue,
perhaps
112 Honorary law
deg.
114 "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" girl


STUMPED?


Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.


DIRECT BAYFRONT $595,000 F'ano:rami:
.ieA of Tarnpa Bay 3BRi2 ".BA spui plan i'p .ri-
rsrirrnjli crial Courryard Erir, lead, l I:, eliea.a
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m.ng po.3l large d':-c k tnrced irn, ari and much
much rrc.re Call hIli Pal:, 77-E.46-4


CANALFRONT TOWNHOUSE $74,900
Be,-suliiuiv remodeled : BR/IB' er.d ujrii /irA
ce-rlmc lile and Berber carpe-t 8.j1 ji'do
3,.ailable Great rental or vaC'ali, -n h C-.iTiC -all
Crarj Winriheirr 773.-j'l e.er -776 u-'4


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BRADENTON BEACH HOUSE $144,000
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DAVE

JONES
REALTOR
ASSOCIATE
EVENIINGS
778-2261


Dave and his wife. Pal. are residents
of Holmes Beach and are 'trans-
plants' from New England to the Is-
Sland We welcome Dave :t the NEAL
& NEAL family of professi:'oral' in the
Anna Maria Island office


1 bedroorn1 bath .....
2 bdeiroorn/2 batlh i hrn Il:,-r I
2 bedroor' n2 bath i.-'.::..rd I.: -:.rn


$79,900
$142,500
$145,000


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