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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


IISLANDER


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Task force to

take up arms

against

red tide
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Then Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded. In
the presence of the king and his officers, Aaron raised
his stick and struck the surface of the river, and all the
water in it was turned into blood. The fish in the river
died, and it smelled so bad that the Egyptians could not
drink from it.
Exodus 7:20 21
Red tide was around long before we were born and
will most likely be around long after we're gone, but what
can we do to keep it from making our lives miserable?
Participants in last week's Red Tide Seminar at-
tempted to answer that question after hearing presen-
tations by business persons, government officials and
scientists. Seminar participants agreed to form a re-
gional red ride task force to develop a comprehensive
program to combat red tide.
"It's time we focused our research and gave our
scientists the support of the citizens at the local, state
and national level so that they can study what needs to
be done to control the spread of red tide," Longboat
Key Mayor Jim Patterson stressed. "This country and
scientific community can do anything we ask if they
have the support."
Patterson said the Town of Longboat Key will draft
a resolution this week supporting the task force and
make it available to regional municipalities and county
governments.
A flurry of interest was sparked several months ago
when Patterson declared "war on red tide." In addition
to creating health problems, red tide can be devastat-
ing to the area's economy and the resulting fish kills
mean costly clean up efforts for barrier islands,
Patterson noted.
He was supported by his town commission and
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. Targeting the
area from Tarpon Springs to Venice, he organized the
seminar and invited federal, state and local government
officials, business persons, chamber of commerce of-
ficials, individuals and scientists to work on a solution.

Economic impacts of red tide
The number of visitors was down three to six per-
cent at the end of last summer when the area experi-
enced a particularly bad outbreak of red tide, Larry
Marthaler, executive director of the Sarasota County
Convention and Visitors Bureau, said. This translates
to 4,000 to 7,000 people spending an average of $600
per day per person.
Larry White, executive director of the Manatee
County Convention and Visitors Bureau, agreed that
figures were similar for this county and noted, "If we
can't get a grip on it, the impact is going to be as se-
vere as a hurricane."
Both stressed that a major problem is letting poten-
tial visitors know when an outbreak has ended. Calls
asking whether it is safe to come to the beach linger for
weeks after an outbreak has ended, Marthaler said, re-
sulting in further lost revenue for businesses and gov-
ernments. Both counties have established red tide
hotlines, as well as emergency funds to deal with this
problem.
Last August, his business was down $7,000, said
Art Falls, owner of three clothing stores on the islands.
"I still have salaries, taxes and electricity to pay
whether people come or not." he noted. "Red tide
causes a great deal of difficulty because the rumors get
out and it goes on and on."
Visitors during a severe red tide may have such a
negative experience, they may never return, Carole
PLEASE SEE RED TIDE, NEXT PAGE


Holmes Beach

supervisor of

public works

resigns
John Fernandez, supervisor of public works and
building official for Holmes Beach, tendered his resigna-
tion Monday. The resignation will take effect Feb. 23.
Fernandez, who has been with Holmes Beach for
eight years, will be joining the public works department
of Longboat Key.
"It's been a great pleasure working here, but it's
time for me to move on," Fernendez said of his resig-
nation. "I look forward to joining the Longboat Key
staff. It will be an adventure."
"John has been one of our finer employees and is
a valued member of our management team," Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger said. "I hate to lose him and I wish
him well."


CLOWNING AROUND AT BRIDGE STREET


Berneitta Kays and Alice Vanarsdall hammed it up with Privateer Jim Hungerford during last weekend's
Bridge Street Fest in Bradenton Beach. Despite some chilly weather, a good time was had by all. For more
pictures, see inside. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Anna Maria election Feb. 13


The city of Anna Maria's 1,524 registered voters
will head to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 13, to elect a mayor
and three out of four city commissioners. Two non-
binding referenda will also appear on the ballot one
on beach renourishment and one on the proposed Anna
Maria Island Bridge.
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, phone num-
ber 778-0781.
Incumbent Mayor Dorothy McChesney and Vice
Mayor Chuck Shumard are vying for the two-year
mayoral seat that pays $800 per month.
Incumbent commissioners Doug Wolfe and Max
Znika are joined in the commission race by planning
and zoning board chairman Tom Turner and first-time
candidates Elaine Burkly and Robert McElheny.
The top two vote-getters will be elected to two-
year terms at salaries of $400 per month. The third
vote-getter will fill a one-year term. Commissioner
George McKay has one year remaining in his present
term in office.
Referendum questions are:
#1 I support rehabilitating and adding one or
more safety lanes to the present Manatee Avenue
bridge instead of replacement with a 65-foot-clearance


fixed-span bridge. Yes or No.
#2 Do you favor the inclusion of the city of Anna
Maria in the Manatee County Shore Protection Pro-
gram? Yes or No.


Larry Tyler

appointed

to fire

commission
Larry Tyler of Tyler's Full Scoop Ice Cream
in Cortez has been appointed to the Anna Maria
Fire Control Commission by Gov. Lawton Chiles.
Tyler will succeed George Jackson, who retired
from the board.
Tyler has been co-owner of the ice cream
stores in Cortez and Winter Haven since 1984. He
has been secretary for the police and fire commis-
sion in Beloit, Wis., for 10 years and with the
Freeman Shoe Corporation for 15 years.


SKIMMING THE NEWS...
O pinions ..................................... ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements ........................ ....... ...... 10
CANDIDATE FORUM ............................. 12
Island M ap................................. ............18
Stir-it-up .................................... ......... 22
Streetlife .................................... ............ 24
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 26
School Daze............................................. 28
Real estate ......................................... ........... 28
Crossword puzzle...................................... .. 36


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


FEBRUARY 8, 1996






IB' PAGE 2 0 FEBRUARY 8, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Bridge street fest brings out the best of the coldest


Notorious pirates reveal some darn cold hearts
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' capture of Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold and grandson Shane,
center, on Sunday on the Bridge Street Pier during the fourth annual downtown festival turned spectators'
hearts to ice. Our local pirates were frosted it was far too cold to toss the matey-mayor into the icy waters
of Sarasota Bay. Next year!

Pictured from top left, wind-chilly temps didn't stop the Dream Catcher Cloggers from putting on their
dancing shoes for the Bradenton Beach Festival last Sunday, even if it meant jackets on and hands in pockets
whenever possible. Anna Maria Fire District firefighter/emergency medical technicians, from left, Larry
Revell, Brent Kruse and Brian Braun were happy to have the district's all-new Securitex gear to cover up in.
Lighter weight than the previous 47-pound full dress, the new gear is also water repellent. Warm? "Oh yes,"
answered all three in unison. Mayor Arnold, right, greeted guests out on the historic Bridge Street Pier and
took a moment to spend some time with son John and grandson Shane. Islander Photos: Cynthia Finn.


Red tide meeting offers lots of problems, few solutions


RED TIDE, FROM PAGE 1


Nikla, director of sales at the Longboat Key Holiday
Inn said. The hotel lost 400 to 500 room nights or about
$40,000 last summer due to red tide.
Ed Chiles, owner of three restaurants on the is-
lands, said because last year's red tide came early, the
impact lasted all summer. His business was cut by two-
thirds, which resulted in high employee turnover and
reduced tax revenues.
"The first major (state) study on red tide started in
1963 and it appropriated $250,000," Chiles said.
"We've spent money on a piecemeal basis since. We
need more resources and a coalition of key people start-
ing with the administration in Washington, D.C., if we
are going to successfully combat or manage red tide."
Waiter Rothenbach, director of Sarasota County
Parks and Recreation Department, said his county spent
$87,000 on equipment to clean up after red tides.
Cleanup efforts are complicated by required state per-
mits, special regulations during turtle nesting season
and beachgoers who do not want to be disturbed.

State red tide efforts
The first documented fish kill in the state from red
tide occurred in 1844, Ed Conklin, director of the Di-
vision of Marine Resources for the Department of En-
vironmental Protection, told the group. The causative
organism was identified in 1948, and the state began to
focus research efforts on red tide, spending millions of
dollars in the past 30 years.
Blooms of this naturally occurring organism begin
offshore and move in, he said. They can cover hun-
dreds of square miles. The state has an active tracking
and monitoring program but needs better tracking ca-
pabilities to aid in developing management techniques,
better mobilization of cleanup equipment and a better
method of monitoring the toxins in shellfish.
All this requires more funding, which could come
from two areas general revenue and grants, he
noted. However, the competition is high for general
revenue funds, and this is a tough time to get funding
for new programs.
"You need support at the local community level,
and you have to decide that this is as important or more
important than something else," he said. "We're not
talking about new taxes but re-allocating funds from


What is red

tide?
Red tide is the result of a massive multipli-
cation or "bloom" of tiny, single-celled algae
called Gymnodinium breve, usually found in
warm saltwater, but which can exist at lower
temperatures. It is a natural phenomenon, ap-
parently unrelated to manmade pollution.
In high concentrations, G. breve may
create a brownish-red sheen on the surface of
the water. In other instances it may look yel-
lowish-green, or it may not be visible at all.
Some red tides have covered up to several
hundred square miles of water. No one can
predict when or where red tide will appear or
how long it will last.
G. breve produces a toxin which can be
deadly to finfish. Filter feeding shellfish and
bivalve mollusks such as oysters and clams
concentrate the toxin in various organs. The
toxins bind to air bubbles and are released into
the air when the bubbles burst. The toxins
cause respiratory irritation in humans.
As irritating as red tide is, the blooms
serve a purpose in the ecology of the coastal
areas. The red tide organism plays an important
role in the conversion of solar energy to chemi-
cal energy, or photosynthesis.


some other place. You'll have to organize and convince
and preach it to your elected officials."

Red tide research
Mote Marine Laboratory receives $75,000 from
the state for red tide research, Dr. Richard Pierce,
Mote's director of research, said. Another $25,000 is
added by the laboratory. Between 1985 an 1995, re-
search has focused on natural bloom studies, toxin
chemistry and ecological interactions.
"Red tide produces 10 different neurotoxins,"
Pierce explained. "When the cell breaks apart, the tox-
ins are released into the water, enter the fish's blood


stream and the fish dies. Air bubbles in the water act
as magnets providing a surface for the toxins to adhere
to. When the bubbles burst, the toxin molecules are
thrown up into the air, then blow into our noses and
throats."
In order to determine if red tide can be controlled,
scientists need to understand the factors that control
blooms, he explained. These include how it starts, how
it develops, how it's moved from one place to another
and maintained and what makes it stop.
"Going from the 'can we' to the 'should we,' we
need to understand the ecological functions of the red
tide," Pierce said. "We know it's very important as a
primary producer of the photosynthetic plant that con-
verts solar energy to chemical energy so all the animals
can have something to eat."
Continuous monitoring of the Gulf coast, using
satellites and meteorological and hydrological
sensoring devices, would improve bloom control, be-
cause scientists could use the data to develop a predic-
tive model, he concluded. The technology is available
but financial resources are lacking.
Red tide comes to the top of the water when it's
sunny and is acted upon by forces like wind and cur-
rents, noted Dr. Patricia Tester, fisheries oceanographer
with the National Marine Fisheries Services. Flagella
enable the cells to orient in the water.
Red tide blooms are transported in the Gulf loop
current and the Gulf Stream and then across the outer
Florida shelf by currents and winds, she said. Along the
shore, they are transported by local circulation and sea-
sonal changes. Bloom detection could be improved by
monitoring sea surface temperature and ocean color.
There are about 75 species of red tide that cause
problems throughout the world, pointed out Dr. Karen
Steidinger, senior research scientist with the DEP. Cells
concentrate near the surface of the water but can be
found at depths of 100 feet or more.
Dr. Don Anderson of the Woods Hole Oceano-
graphic Institute told of a similar problem with a para-
lytic shellfish poison that occurs New England. Vari-
ous toxin-producing organisms create a massive na-
tional problem but scientists are attacking it on an in-
dividual level, he said. He recommended developing
regional field programs, mounting a fund-raising cam-
paign and convincing national legislators that it's a
serious problem.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E FEBRUARY 8, 1996 0 PAGE 3 IE

Anna Maria codes get final reading Feb. 16


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The two-year revision and updating of six major
land-development ordinances in the city of Anna Maria
has been scheduled for a final reading and vote by the
city commission at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. The pres-
ently seated mayor and commissioners will still be in
office for the vote.
An itemized review of the 300-plus pages was com-


By Paul Roat
The Florida Department of Transportation's appar-
ent fumble has resulted in a four-week delay in a state
hearing officer's partial decision on whether or not to
build a proposed high, fixed-span bridge to replace the
structure at Manatee Avenue.
Here's what happened: Robert Meale, the hearing
officer in the case involving the DOT, Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, Save Anna Maria
and "intervenor" Robert VanWagoner, instructed DOT
attorneys to provide transcripts of the proceedings to all
parties involved.
Phase one, held in December, dealt with the envi-
ronmental impacts of the bridge, and transcripts of
those proceedings were completed by the court reporter

Class in parliamentary
procedure starts
Saturday
A two-session class in parliamentary procedure
will be held Feb. 10 and 17, from 9 am. to 3 p.m.,
at Bradenton Beach City Hall. The fee is $35.
The class was organized by Bradenton Beach
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher to aid elected officials,
as well as club officers and members. Dress casually
and bring a brown bag lunch, Drescher said.
To register, call Drescher at 778-2655.


pleted Jan. 30 by the commission, city attorney Jim Dye,
public works director Phil Charnock, planning and zon-
ing board chairman Tom Turner and planner Jimmy
Nichols. A handful of residents was in attendance.
Much discussion centered on the proposal for resi-
dential sideyard setbacks which are currently 10 feet.
The final amendment includes a 7-foot "clear space" -
no air-conditioning pads, bay windows or other exten-
sions for one-story residences on lots 53 feet wide


assigned to the case, sent to the DOT and then sent to
interested parties in a timely fashion.
Meale's recommended orders on that portion of the
hearings are expected this month.
Phase two of the process, dealing with the planning
aspects of the matter, should have been mailed to SAM
attorney David Levin and "intervenor" Robert
VanWagoner last month.
But DOT attorneys never sent the transcripts of the
second series of hearings, even though they received
them by Jan. 17.
Without transcripts, David Levin said he could not
adequately write his "proposed recommended orders"
to Meale. And as a result, the deadline for those pro-
posed orders has been moved back to Feb. 16.
The 12 days of testimony, with more than 30 wit-
nesses and a trunk-load of evidence entered into the
record, dealt with opposition to DOT's plan to replace
the Anna Maria Island Bridge with a fixed-span bridge.
The structure would have a clearance at the Intracoastal
of 65 feet, with a roadbed of 74 feet above Sarasota
Pass.
DEP officials, originally opposed to the bridge due
to impacts on seagrasses, mangroves and manatees,
eventually issued an intent to issue an environmental
permit for the bridge last year.
SAM has objected to the bridge for safety, aes-
thetic and environmental reasons. VanWagoner is a
party to both challenges.


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or less and 10 feet for two-story homes. Ten feet will
be required for lots more than 53 feet wide.
Turner said the change reflects citizens' requests
and will make for more flexibility and cut down on the
number of variances currently required.
Ordinances for second reading include a new Chap-
ter of Definitions, Chapter 5/Buildings and Building
Regulations, Chapter 9/Flood Damage Prevention, Chap-
ter 25/Watercraft & Waterways, Chapter 29/Internal Traf-
fic Circulation and amendments to Appendix A/Zoning.
For information about final versions available for
public reading, contact City Hall at 778-0781.


Anna Maria City
2/12, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
2/13, City election

Bradenton Beach
2/8, 7 p.m., Council meeting. Agenda: request
for German Bakery construction, request from
Ken Lohn on mangrove trimming, request on
parking at Fifth and Sixth Streets South,
mayor's proposals, zoo-keeping activities at
2207 Ave. B, pier dumpster discussion,
acceptance of 1994-95 audit and handicap
access to police department by Jack Delker.
2/13, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
2/15, 1 p.m., Council meeting

Holmes Beach
2/8,9 am., Planning Commission
2/13, 7:30 p.m., Council work session with
city hall architect
2/15, 9 am., Planning Commission

Of Interest
2/12, 9 am. to noon, Public Safety
Summit, Longboat Key Room, Manatee Civic
Center, One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto.


Portion of bridge decision delayed

due to DOT 'fumble'


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Beach-project panel urges a 'yes' vote


By CynthiaFinn
Islander Reporter
Fivebeach renourishment proponents encouraged
the 35 citizens at Anna Maria City Hall Feb. 1 to vote
"yes" in the Feb. 13 beach-protection referendum.
Two of the four "experts" originally scheduled to
speak at the coastal-education forum were unable to
attend.
Dr. Bob Dean, of the University of Florida and
former head of the Florida Shore and Beach Preserva-
tion Association (FSBPA), was "iced in in Missis-
sippi," Mayor Dorothy McChesney explained at the
start of the two-hour session.
Jack Gorzeman, Manatee County environmental
projects coordinator and county chief of the 50-year
federal, state and county beach-protection program that
renourished and maintains the beaches of Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach, was also unable to attend.
However, Manatee County Administrator Ernie
Padgett and Manatee County Environmental Manage-
ment Department Director Karen Collins were there.
Other attendees: John Adams of Holmes Beach, head
of the FSBPA Anna Maria chapter, who was paid $2,500
by the city of Anna Maria to write a beach-education
mailer and to coordinate the coastal forum; FSBPA re-
gional representative Kate Gooderham; and former
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, who is now a
FSBPA director and is credited with spearheading support
for the $13 million Manatee County Shore Protection Pro-
gram thatpumped sand onto the southern two-thirds of the
Island in 1992-93 at no cost to Island cities.
Anna Maria residents opted five years ago not to
participate in that program. McChesney reopened the
door toward that city's participation in the program last
summer hoping to get Anna Maria included in the re-
maining 45 years of the project and involved in the next
maintenance cycle, tentatively scheduled for the year
2000 or 2001.
The commission split 2-2 last October on a pro-
posed resolution to ask Manatee County for its help in
lobbying the state and the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers to tack Anna Maria onto the rest of the program.
The matter now rests in the hands of the voters


Feb. 13.
Here is a synopsis of what the pro-project panel
had to say.

John Adams, Anna Maria FSBPA
Adams gave a technical presentation of how ero-
sion occurs and said the rounded west/northwest tip of
Anna Maria is "especially vulnerable" and the city is
losing 30,000 cubic yards of sand a year.
"People can say that
the Island is not eroding, but
they should look at a sur-
Svey," said Adams, who used
aerial photographs and
NJ charts during his presenta-
tion. "The state looks at the
tip of Anna Maria as a criti-
cally eroding beach."
Adams said, "You re-
Adams alize there's erosion when
you no longer have a high-
tide beach. You really realize it when you have no low-
tide beach."
The coastal engineer said that 36 percent of the city
from Pine Avenue north was lost in the 1921 hurricane.
"Wouldn't it be nice to know if that happens again,
the Corps of Engineers would quickly replace that land
at no cost to the city?" he asked.
Saying the whole Island project would benefit
longterm from Anna Maria's participation, Adams
concluded, "The odds are that we're in for more ero-
sion. If you can get insurance, if it doesn't cost the city
anything, it would seem to me that that would be the
prudent path to take. If you agree, encourage your
neighbors to vote."

Kate Gooderham, regional FSBPA
Gooderham said the entire state is having erosion
problems and there is "virtual unanimity in Florida that
nourishing is the best way to protect." She said she
likes what she referred to as "term insurance. Beaches
are about the best protection we have in storms for our
homes and property."


About "fooling with Mother Nature," Gooderham
said, "If we didn't want to fool with Mother Nature we
wouldn't live on this Island, take aspirin or call the fire
department. We've already
fooled with Mother Nature
by building here."
Gooderham touched on
the plight of some current cli-
ents, single-family
homeowners on Sanibel Is-
land who have watched their
Gulffront land disappear dur-
ing the last five years. Five to
10 years ago, she said, that
area seemed fine. Gooderham
"Now they are so desper-
ate they are willing to pay $70,000 each to save their prop-
erties. You have the opportunity here to protect your
beaches with no money out of your pocket," she said.
Gooderham then listed some of "the consequences
of saying no" on the referendum.
"The way all of us read Washington," federal
money for new projects is dried up and "Anna Maria's
chance of piggy-backing onto the existing Island
project will come this one time and not again."
Gooderham said "governments have long, nasty
memories" and Pierola and others had to spend thou-
sands of hours in the 1980s to overcome the memory
of the Island's having turned down nourishment assis-
tance in the 1970s. "If you say no now, you are most
likely saying no forever."
And, Gooderham said, "as a community that is
primarily single-family dwelling units, it will be very
difficult for you to pay for it."
She also warned, "If the value of the Gulffront
property goes down due to erosion, the rest of you will
have to make up the difference in higher taxes."
Gooderham said 30,000 cubic yards a year of lost
sand equals more than 10,000 truckloads and "erosion
is insidiously quiet."
She concluded, "You have an opportunity for a free
PLEASE SEE BEACHES, NEXT PAGE


Dottie McChesney for


William Worth Jr.
Elnora Worth
Sharon Smith
Patricia Van Housen
Robert Van Housen
Bunny L. Garst
Barabara B. Hall
Robert L. Leonard
Mildred Leonard
Carmen Pedota
Frank Pedota
Helen Crowther
Teresa A. Hapner
Joan Franklin
Marjorie D. Higgins
John F. Durkin
Debra A. Durkin
Karen Eriksen
Barbara Maietta
Martha Stewart
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Margaret Chapman
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Tuesday,
Feb. 13


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BEACHES, FROM PAGE 4


lunch and I strongly urge you to take advantage of that"

Ernie Padgett, county
administrator
Padgett came to Manatee County after five years
in Santa Rosa County near Pensacola. He spoke of the
two hurricanes that struck
that area last summer.
The first caused a lot
of inland damage. The sec-
ond created storm-surge
damage that "devastated" a
S four-mile stretch of Navarre
Beach.


"All the dunes were
gone," said Padgett. "It flat-
Stened from the Gulf side to
Padgett the sound side."
Further, he said, that
area was not built-out like this Island but was in the
midst of "a highly accelerated building program. That
board of county commissioners is now debating
whether to let the area redevelop."
Said Padgett, "I am now a proponent of beach
renourishment. The healthier your beaches are, the
more beach you have. I do believe in the insurance
policy."

Karen Collins, environmental
management
Collins' office supervised the 1992-93 Island
project.
She said there has
been a lot of development on
the Island between 1975 -
when the Corps first ap-
proved renourishment for the
Island- and 1990, when the
program moved forward,
"greatly increasing the risks
and the vulnerability."
CollinShe stated, "When you
ollns consider the overall cost of


the project, we locals really made out on the deal in get-
ting help to protect the investment we all made out here."
Collins said including Anna Maria would improve
the "success" of the whole project and also addressed
"fooling with Mother Nature" by saying, "We are here,
we have fooled with Mother Nature. People have been
living on Anna Maria Island for more than 100 years."
Collins concluded, "These beaches protect our in-
vestment and not just those on the beaches. They pro-
tect all of us. I think definitely it's worth it."

Katie Pierola, FSBPA board
Pierola addressed "the fears" of Anna Maria resi-
dents.
She said no riparian rights were lost in Bradenton
Beach due to the
Srenourishment "and now we
have a new beach. The ero-
sion control line just means
nobody, nothing can build
there."
The ECL is a sur-
veyed line created about one
year prior to beach
renourishment based on the
P" mean high water line at that
Pierola time. The MHWL is gener-


Anna Maria voters will
S-decide Feb. 13 if this
Gulffront beach at Pine
Avenue, photographed
between tides Feb. 4, is
wide enough or if it could
use some federal, state
and county protection.
So Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn.

SQuestion and
answer section
of forum
reported on
page 8

ally where the water reaches the average of its highest
point on land. Property seaward of the ECL belongs to
the state; landward property belongs to the private
property owner.
"You're afraid of the federal government," Pierola
said. "The only thing they want you to do is to share the
beach with other people. You're doing that already.
You're not giving up anything."
Of the "fear of fooling with Mother Nature," Pierola
said, "The whole idea of renourishment is to put the
beaches back into a natural state with dunes and vegeta-
tion."
She said, '"his little town doesn't have to go through
the lobbying agony we went through for seven years. All
you have to do is say yes. Would you turn down an insur-
ance policy that is signed, sealed and delivered?"
Pierola said of the seven-to-nine-year maintenance
marks in the 50-year project, "Maybe you won't need
it then or maybe you'll just need it for hotspots. The
more sand you have on this Island, the better protection
we'll always have."
She urged Anna Maria residents to "walk up and
down the beach in Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach. Fifty percent of that fine sand they pumped onto
Longboat Key has been lost. Our beaches are strong."
Pierola finished, "If you turn this tremendous op-
portunity down, it would be a tragedy."


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Anna Maria election
For mayor
Anna Maria voters will go to the polls Feb. 13 to
elect a mayor and three commissioners. There are also
referendum questions on beach renourishment and a
replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue.
Mayor Dottie McChesney is being challenged by Vice
Mayor Chuck Shumard. Both have provided the city with
vast community involvement outside of city hall -
McChesney through her involvement with local theater,
Shumard through his involvement with turtle protection.
Both McChesney and Shumard have provided the
city with sound, reasoned leadership on the commission.
Voters would be well served if either were mayor.
But we believe that McChesney, due to her experi-
ence in the office for a year, should be re-elected as
mayor of Anna Maria.
For commission
Five people are vying for three commission seats.
The three candidates who receive the most votes will
take office.
Seeking re-election as commissioners are Doug
Wolfe and Max Znika. Tom Turner, chairman of the
city's planning and code board, is seeking a commission
position, as are Island political newcomers Elaine
Burkly and Robert McElheny.
As with the mayoral race, we believe any of the five
would serve the citizens of the city well if elected to the
commission.
Wolfe, with five years experience on the commission,
has impressed us with his common-sense approach to prob-
lem solving and a rare political quality brevity.
Znika, also a veteran commissioner, has saved the
city thousands of dollars through his efforts to develop
a recycling program and other cost-cutting measures.
Burkly, although a relative newcomer, we believe
would provide some fresh ideas to the commission and,
with her background in education, would help develop
programs and seek grants.
McElheny's business background would give the
mostly retired commission membership a new approach
to guide the city toward operating more as a business
than a bureaucracy.
Turner has devoted countless hours to the city, most
recently through his work to review and revise the city's
codes.
We recommend voters re-elect Doug Wolfe and Max
Znika and elect Robert McElheny to the commission.

Beach renourishment
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach were the focus
of a multi-million-dollar beach renourishment project com-
pleted in 1992 that provided hundreds of thousands of cu-
bic yards of sand to much of the Island's eroded beaches.
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Bradenton Beach Festival
successfully weathers weather
I would like to take this opportunity to personally
thank all of the hearty festival goers who turned out to
brace the worst weather of the season to support the
Fourth Annual Bradenton Beach Festival.
To all the artisans and craftspersons, vendors and food
concessionaires who were courageous enough to set up
early Saturday moving after a night of thunderstorms and
a promise of formidable weather, we offer a sincere thank
you. Even a larger thank you goes to those few who joined
us again on Sunday to survive brutal cold and wind.
All of the performers, singers, musicians, cloggers,
line dancers and Privateers who joined our festivities are
to be commended. We want to especially thank the
Manatee High School Jazz Band who came to the Island
but could not perform because of high winds.
Enough cannot be said about Dave O'Marrow and
his assistant who provided our sound system for the
event. These two gentlemen smiled provided music,
amplification and words of encouragement to our enter-
tainers and our tired and cold volunteers.
A special thank you to The Islander Bystander for
the superb coverage and promotion of our festival.
To all of our volunteers and sponsors, we cannot
thank you enough for your continued support. Mark
your calendars now for Feb. 1 and 2, 1997, and we shall


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need renourishment and opted not to participate. Now,
with the vagaries of wind and waves, the sand is wash-
ing away at an alarming rate from the shoreline in Anna
Maria and elected officials have placed the question of
renourish or not into the hands of the voters.
The ballot question reads: "Do you favor inclusion
for the city of Anna Maria in the Manatee County shore
protection program, yes or no."
Dwindling federal and state dollars for beach
renourishment mean that, if Anna Maria does not tag onto
the other two cities' renourishment efforts, the chances of
ever receiving any added sand are very slim indeed.
Commissioners decided not to involve the city in the
emergency renourishment set for later this year to the
beaches in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. That
means next week's vote would not have an impact for
seven to nine years, the date of the next scheduled
renourishment.


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But to not have the option to accept or decline partici-
pation in seven years, to not even be a part of the process
of adding sand to badly eroded shores, appears foolhardy.
We recommend voters cast their ballots in favor of
beach renourishment for Anna Maria.
Bridge referendum
Voters will also have what is called an "official
straw ballot" question on their ballot Tuesday regarding
the proposal to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge at
Manatee Avenue with a high, fixed span.
The question would probably have had more impact
with state and regional officials several years ago. How-
ever, as big-bridge opponents, staunch in our appeal to
preserve the character of the Island, we urge voters to
cast their ballots for repair rather than replacement of the
northernmost bridge linking Anna Maria Island to the
mainland.
Please vote Tuesday.


hope for better weather!
Sandy Greiner, 1996 Bradenton Beach Festival
Vendor space worthless at
Bradenton Beach Festival
The weather was not the only problem at the
Bradenton Beach Festival held Feb. 3 and 4. No consid-'
eration was given to those who had participated in this
event in the past.
In appreciation of past support, both Heritage Days
in Anna Maria and the Art League Festival in Holmes
Beach try to give repeat participants the same space or
one similar to that which they've previously had.
It is insulting to be told, "We have so many new
vendors that we had to put you here," as I was led to the
farthest space on Bay Drive South, near the barricade
and on an unmarked narrow strip of uneven ground.
The fact that you are unable to get any information
about the spaces until the morning of the "festival" is,
in itself, suspicious. The chairman is able to use personal
prejudice and personal business interests to her own
advantage.
Both Heritage Days and the Art League furnish
participants with diagrams of the festival area and you
can plan your display accordingly.
The space allotted to us in Bradenton Beach was
worthless! I'd like my $25 back.
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Part 6, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


This shadowy picnic scene reminiscent of an Impressionist painting could be
entitled "Sunday in the Park with George Bean."


WELCOME TO


WONDERLAND


In 1911 Will Bean promoted his new
Anna Maria Beach resort with a lavishly
illustrated folder that rivaled the bally-
hoo of the Florida Boom of the 1920s.
Last week we took a look at the first part
focusing the marvelous fishing grounds
of the area. Bean got down to business
in the last part:
By George Wilhelm Bean
President, Anna Maria Beach Co.
Location and Advantages. Anna
Maria Beach is 34 miles from Tampa,
17 miles from St. Petersburg, 10 miles
from Bradentown, Palmetto and Mana-
tee, and 20 miles from Sarasota. It has
the highest elevation of any point on
Anna Maria Key, the north end of which
has the highest elevation of any key on
this part of the Florida Coast.
It has a great variety of flowers,
shrubs and trees, ranging from the Wild
Morning Glory to the Stately Palm.
Such ornamental and shade trees as the
Rubber, Cedar, Oak, Pine and Palm
grow in profusion while Guavas, Man-
goes, Avocado Pears, Lemons, Oranges,
Grapefruit and Coconuts are peculiarly
adapted to and thrive in its soil. A high
authority advises that numberless tropi-
cal fruits and rare plants and flowers can
be most successfully grown here.
Improvements. Anna Maria Beach
has a dock 770 feet long with 13 feet of
water at its head at mean low tide.
It has a general store and post office.
It has 5,000 lineal feet of concrete
sidewalk, which includes a walk from
Bay Beach to Gulf Beach.
It has 100 acres of land cleared and
streets graded, with a considerable por-
tion of the land graded and ready for
building.
It has a hotel and 100-room bath-
house that is being prepared for the
comfort and convenience of both resi-
dents and visitors.
It has a flowing well of excellent
water, with a capacity of over 300 gal-
lons per minute. In addition to this an 8-
inch well is now being driven, and when
completed water mains will be laid on
all streets of the present subdivision,
which will give direct water connections
in each and every resident on the subdi-
vision.
It has a number of new cottages and
buildings, ranging in cost from $600 to
$3,500 each and these are being added
to constantly.
The value of improvements put on


this property during the past six months
averages a little more than $11,000 per
month, and every month shows a de-
cided increase.
Improvements to be made. In addi-
tion to the sidewalks already con-
structed, the Anna Maria Beach Com-
pany will continue this important fea-
ture of improvement until every street
is provided for; the work will be re-
sumed immediately after the rainy sea-
son is over.
All of the lands of the Company on
the Key will be cleared of undergrowth
and graded, streets graded and a com-
plete system of drainage put in.
The natural land-locked harbor or
bayou on Anna Maria Beach will be
dredged out and developed into an
ideal anchorage for small craft; a break
water now being put in will enclose a
basin near our dock, which will be
dredged out as a refuge and harbor for
small boats.
On the north end of the Anna
Maria Beach property two artificial tide
water basins with driveways around
will prove attractive for boating, for
children, and for those not wishing Bay
or Gulf bathing.
A bridge is assured to Anna Maria
key from the mainland which, when
completed, will afford one the pleasant
opportunity of driving an automobile
up the beach from the south end of the
key to behold the wonderful beauties
and attractions of the north end. The
Anna Maria Beach Company is at
present experimenting with oils for
road building and intends constructing
a wide, smooth driveway around its
entire property, also along its streets,
around its parks and tide water basins.
The County Commissioners of Mana-
tee County will be asked to apportion a
part of the quarter million dollar good
roads fund for the construction of good
roads on Anna Maria Key.
The preceding pictures and reading
matter are but a feeble attempt to de-
scribe the wonderful beauty and attrac-
tiveness of Anna Maria Beach. A per-
sonal visit to this ideal all-year-round
resort will convince you that "the half
has never yet been told."


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Comments and questions at coastal forum


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The second hour of the Feb. 1 coastal-education
forum in Anna Maria offered an opportunity for citi-
zens to comment and ask questions.
Gulffront property owner Shirley Perez, who had
attended the city's Oct. 5 forum, continued to express
concern about the potential loss of property when new
survey lines are drawn for renourishment projects.
Panelist Kate Gooderham, regional representative
for the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Associa-
tion, explained that the erosion control line would be
set prior to any actual pumping of sand and that line
would not be changed later.
The ECL, she said, is set very carefully based on
the existing mean high-water line or "debris line" af-
ter public hearings and "a very specific process." Lands
seaward of the MHWL are now state property. Lands
seaward of the ECL, which would only be set for a
renourishment project, would be state property.
There's no change in what's your property, there's
no taking of your land, Gooderham told Perez.
Gooderham also explained that sand put on private
property as a transition from the renourished beach to
the private beach is done by easement. "That's your
sand," she told Perez.
Commissioner Max Znika said some residents are
concerned that "if they get a nice big beach they will
have to pay more in property taxes."
Former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, now
a FSBPA director, said property taxes are just now going
up a bit in her city, several years after the renourishment,
because sales prices for property are going up.
Assessments are based on comparable sales, she
said, "and we're delighted that sales have accelerated."
State law holds increased assessments to a maxi-
mum of three percent in any one year.
Commissioner George McKay urged residents to
overcome their fear of the federal government and "say
yes this go 'round." He suggested that beach


renourishment is an attempt "to work with Mother
Nature. The little storms are doing the most damage."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe made "a point of clari-
fication" about Pierola's statement that "the beauty of
this program" is the opportunity for emergency sand
during the course of the 50-year project.
The sand to replace what was lost in Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach last summer "may take a couple
of years to get," Pierola agreed.
Residents Ed Callen and Bud Aubry spoke against
the beach project, in part due to finances.
"Why should the people in Iowa have to pay for
this?" asked Aubry. "We've got enough government
now. Keep 'em out."
Callen said, "You say the city doesn't have to pay,
but the county does. Has anybody here had a reduction
in county taxes?"
Pierola said the county's 15 percent of the project


In spite of reports last week to the contrary
from Florida Department of Transportation Public
Information Director Gene O'Dell, nighttime clo-
sures of the Cortez Bridge continued this week.
Flashing signs strategically located on Cortez
Road and Manatee Avenue on the mainland, Gulf
Drive on the Island and Gulf of Mexico Drive on
Longboat Key have more information to offer. This
week the signs told us the bridge was closed at night
from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
But who supplies the information to the sign?
They must know ahead of time what's happening
because the signs get changed in a timely manner.
According to O'Dell, this week the bridge clo-


is funded out of the tourist tax, not the property tax, and
the tourist tax will also support the county's mainte-
nance portion of the project over the next 45 years.
Sandbar restaurant owner Ed Chiles wanted to
know what would happen to the federal dollars that
would be spent on including Anna Maria if the city
turns down the project.
"There are other projects waiting in line," said
county administrator Ernie Padgett.
"I'd like to vote for bringing those tax dollars right
here," said Chiles.
Resident Roy Davis challenged "the implication"
that the project would be protection against a major
hurricane, "but it may be protection against erosion."
Larry Albert said he's in favor of the
renourishment. "I've seen the beach change a lot in the
last years. I don't have 25 years to wait for that sand to
come back."


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God willing."
Tallahassee inspectors have tested the bridge
drawspan and in order to bring components into
compliance with balance standards final adjustments
were required. The contractor was to add steel plates
at the ends of the draw spans for additional weight
and the final two light poles were to be installed at
the same time the night of Feb. 5.
According to O'Dell, the contractor said that
even the painting that remains to be done will be ac-
complished without closures. Additonally, he said
they do not expect any further single-lane closures.
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Valentine's Day and the legends of love


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
On Valentine's Day expressions of love come in
the form of cards, candy, flowers, kisses and hugs. It
is the day to show your valentine just how special he
or she is to you.
The word valentine is thought to have evolved
from the Norman word galantin, which meant gallant
lover. However, the holiday is credited to St. Valentine.
The question is which of eight St. Valentines through-
out history is the man of the hour?
The most likely prospect was named Valentinus
and lived during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius
II in the 3rd century. Valentinus was thrown into prison
for aiding Christians, which at the time was a serious
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plied him with food and delivered his messages.
At the end of the year, Valentinus was brought
before Claudius, who tried to convince him to renounce
Christianity and worship the Roman gods. Valentinus
was steadfast in his faith and tried to convert Claudius
to Christianity. This infuriated the emperor, who had
Valentinus beaten, stoned and executed.
Before his death, the priest converted the jailer and
his daughter to Christianity and restored the daughter's
sight. Unfortunately, that act proved unhealthy for the
pair, who were placed under order of execution. The
priest, who was executed Feb. 14, wrote a farewell note
to the girl and signed it, "From Your Valentine."
This is just one of the legends that has contributed
to the rich history of Valentine's Day. Others include
the belief that birds mated on Feb. 14, the celebration
of the pagan holiday for the goddess of love and the
myth of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and her
son, Cupid, who shoots arrows dipped in love potion.
The ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia, in honor of
the pastoral god Lupercus, may have been the origin of
the passing of Valentine love notes. As part of the fes-
tival young ladies placed their names in a large urn.
Each boy would pick a girl's name, then write love
messages and court her for the following year.
Priests, as they did with many pagan holidays,
transferred the focus of the celebration to St Valentine,
thus legitimizing the holiday for Christians.
Valentine's Day is second to Christmas in the num-
ber of cards sent. Americans will give about a million
cards, with about 65 percent going to relatives. Teach-
ers will receive the largest number of cards, with moth-
ers, wives and girlfriends following in popularity.
The first valentines, detailed drawings on delicate
lace paper, were handmade by monks and nuns. The
first printed valentines, made from copper plates, ap-
peared in the early 1800s. In 1834, the English invented
a method of making paper lace that made their valen-
tines sought after the world over and ushered in the
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American publisher of the cards, made elaborate hand-
made valentines costing as much as $35 each. Prang
perfected color lithography using up to 20 colors and
edged the cards with silk fringe.
One of the most unusual types of valentines be-
came popular in the 1800s as a reaction to the stuffy
morality of the Victorian times. Called "vinegar valen-
tines," "rudes and crudes" or "penny dreadfuls," they
contained comic, sarcastic insults and were sent C.O.D.
It cost the recipient a penny to be insulted!
These comic valentines were in use for 70 years
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banned in some countries. One year the Chicago post
office refused to deliver 20,000 of them. Today's sar-
castic studio cards come nowhere near the rudeness of
vinegar valentines.
Valentines reflect the changing language of love as
well as the lifestyles of the times. Their messages and
designs are affected by everything from marriage and
work patterns to laser technology. However, no matter
whether you prefer a sweet, sentimental poem or a
witty, direct quip, Valentine's Day is the day to speak
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Privateers Thieves Market
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a
Thieves Market on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Holmes Beach C'ty Hall Field.
Vendors of arts and crafts, antiques, clothing, dis-
play booths and flea market rummage treasures will
offer a wide range of items for sale.
Island restaurants such as Crabby Bill's, the Sign
of the Mermaid and Dominos will be serving great
food.
Chances are available from any member of the
Privateers or during the Thieves' Market to take home
a bicycle donated by Trailmate. Tickets are $1 and the
drawing for the bike will be held at the conclusion of
the Privateers' second Thieves Market scheduled for
Saturday, March 9.
Booth space is still available for both markets at
a cost of $15 per market.
Admission is free.
To arrange for a booth or for information, call
Janice Dingman at 775-5777.
Art raffle to benefit SAM's
legal defense fund
Works by artist Linda Molto, cartoonist Jack
Egan, photographer Melody Kramer and artist Jon
Thornburg plus gift certificates for the Island Play-
house, the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
March dance, and Leverocks Restaurant are part of a
raffle to benefit Save Anna Maria, Inc.'s legal defense
fund.
The art work will be on display at SAM's rum-
mage sale booth within the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers Thieves Market to be held on Saturday, Feb. 10,
and again on Saturday, March 9, as well as various
Island locations to be announced.
The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. during the
March 9 Thieves Market.
Tickets, for a donation of $1 each or six for $5,
may be obtained from Louise Lockwood at 778-1143,
Beth Ereg at 778-9573 or Pat Anderson at 778-5331.
Donations for the rummage sales may be made by
calling Joy Courtney at 775-5405.

Oops
An Islander photograph in our Feb. 1 issue incor-
rectly identified Bob Preston as president of the Anna
Maria Island Tuesday Bridge Club. Preston is trea-
surer. Hubert Mitchell is president. The photographer
apologizes to Mitchell. "I knew that, Hubert."


Thieves Market Saturday in
Holmes Beach
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a
Thieves Market complete with arts and crafts,
trash-and-treasures booths, food vendors and a
raffle for this Trailmate cycle from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Holmes Beach City Hall
grounds, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. All
proceeds will benefit the Privateers' college
scholarship fund. Urging our attendance are Billy
Dingman, left, and Ralph Aanensen. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.


'The Cracker' to speak to
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Island Branch Library invite the
public to attend their annual business meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 13, at 2:30 p.m.
The meeting will include the nomination and elec-
tion of 1996 officers and board members. In addition,
Gib Bergquist, known by many Islanders for his
"Cracker's Crumbs" column in The Islander Bystander
will speak and entertain with tales about growing up as
a genuine Florida "cracker."
The program is free and open to the public. Seat-
ing is available on a first come, first served basis.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Dr., Homes Beach. For more information, call
778-6341.
Bernard Guild to hold
Valentine card party
St. Bernard Guild's Annual Valentine Dessert Card
Party will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the
church in Holmes Beach.
The afternoon includes delicious desserts, card
games of your choice, a raffle and door prizes. Partici-
pants are asked to bring their own cards and games.
Tickets are $3 and reservations are necessary.
Call 778-5432 or the church office at 778-4769 for
reservations.

Holy Land presentation at
Episcopal Church
Join members of the Episcopal Church of the An-
nunciation for an evening presentation about the Holy
Land on Monday, Feb. 12, in Lowe Hall of the church
from 7 to 8 p.m.
The church is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the Holy
Land from Oct. 29 to Nov. 7. Reservations are now
being accepted. The presentation and trip will be hosted
by Horizon Travel.
Call Vicki Young at 362-0166, Monday through
Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for details about either
event.

Kite Fun Fly at
Coquina Beach
Wind and Snow in Bradenton Beach will sponsor
a free Kite Fun Fly on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 5
p.m. at the southern most tip of Coquina Beach just
before the bridge.
Everyone is invited to bring their kites, single line
and stunt kits, chairs and ice chests to enjoy an after-
noon of high kiting.
The rain date is Sunday, Feb. 11.
For more information, stop by Wind and Snow at
111 7th St. N., or call the shop at 778-0238.

Jazzercise returns to
Island beginning Feb. 13
Franchised instructor Leslie A. Mazzuki will offer
Jazzercise classes from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday starting Feb. 13 at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Jazzercise offers a total body workout with jazz-
dance-based choreography. For more information, call
Mazzuki at 792-4528 or the Center at 778-1908.
Yoga Tuesdays at Center
Certified Kripalu yoga instructor Dolce Little will
offer yoga classes for men and women tailored to suit
individuals' beginner and intermediate levels at 9 a.m.
Tuesday at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information, call 778-2081.

AARP tax aid on Island
Volunteers from the American Association of Re-
tired Persons will offer free income tax assistance on
simple federal and state tax returns from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Wednesday at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Thursday at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
AARP membership is not a requirement. Those
seeking assistance should bring their 1994 return and
all 1995 records. For more information, call 722-1222.


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An Island and local cast will bring the delightful com-
edy/drama, "Morning's at Seven," by Paul Osborn, to
Anna Maria Island opening Friday, Feb. 16, for 10 perfor-
mances through March 3 in the chapel of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church in Anna Maria City.
Revolving around the contrasting personalities and
interrelationships of the Gibbs sisters and their fami-
lies, the show highlights life in a small Midwestern
town in 1935 when people marked the passing of time
from their back porches and when the simple things of
life made them wonder, laugh and sometimes cry.
Dorothy McChesney directs this play about the
older generation and their children, portrayed by Stacey
Bellows, Joy Courtney, John Durkin, Pat Hoefig, Chris
Maragakis, Roy McChesney, Betsy Steele, Martha
Stewart and Bill Willis.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
Groups of 10 or more may purchase them at $5 each.
Beginning Sunday, Feb. 11, tickets may be purchased
at the "box office" next to the chapel/theater at Roser
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Monday through Saturday,
from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Phone reservations may be made
during those hours by calling 778-6756. Outside of
those hours, calls may be made to 778-5005. Tickets
will be available at the door "if seats are available."
The Thursday through Saturday performances be-
gin at 8 p.m. with a matinee each Sunday at 2 p.m.
For more information, or for group sales, call Roy
McChesney, production coordinator at 778-3045.


Instructors offer free
line-dance class
Line-dance instructors Marge and George
Jabbusch will offer a free one-hour introduction to their
regular adult line-dance program from 6 to 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 19, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Also on Feb. 19 the Jabbusches' regular commu-
nity-dance program will switch to a new time, from 7
to 9 p.m. Monday. Couples, including women who
would like to learn the man's part, are invited to par-
ticipate at a cost of $3.50 per person, per session. In-
struction will include square dancing, line dancing,
contras, quadrilles, mixers and circle dances. No pre-
vious experience is necessary.
For more information, call the Jabbusches at 755-
7529 or the Center at 778-1908.

Single parents help group
at Island center
Classes offering training and support for single par-
ents will begin weekly meetings at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:15 p.m.
Pre-registration is not required. The classes will be
held in the meeting room in the center and will be ap-
proximately an hour and a half long.
Co-facilitators will be Jim Baldwin, LCSW, and
Shirley Romberger, MS.
Bingo at Annie Silver
Center in Bradenton Beach
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center, 23rd St. N. and Avenue C in Bradenton
Beach, on Thursday, Feb. 8, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cards cost 50 cents each.
Refreshments available for purchase include cake,
soda and coffee.

Pastel class at Artists
Guild Gallery
Local artist Peggy Potter will offer drawing and
pastel classes on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. to noon in
a five-week session at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414
Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Karen Rush-Drummond will offer instruction in
landscape painting in oil pastel sticks on Thursday,
from 9:30 a.m. to noon in a six-week session.
For cost and other details, stop by the gallery or call
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Ida Bolton, played by Betsy Steele of Bradenton,
tries to help her husband, Carl, played by Islander
Bill Willis, to find the answer to that question in the
Chapel Players' production of "Morning's at
Seven," a comedy/drama by Paul Osborn. The
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Longboat art center to
offer elementary
scholarships
The Longboat Key Art Center is now taking res-
ervations for elementary school children who wish to
apply for the Children's Scholarship Program.
There are several openings in the class for second
and third grade students on Saturdays from 9:30 am.
to 10:45 am. The classes will run through March and
parents must provide transportation.
To receive an application form and schedule of
classes, send a written request, including grade level
of the child, to the Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr., S.
Longboat Key, FL 34228, or call 383-2345 for more
information.

Manatee Cultural Alliance
changes address
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance has
moved to a new location.
Effective immediately, the new address is 323
10th Ave. W., Suite 303, Palmetto, FL 34221. The
new phone number is 721-0405.
MCC Theater presents
'Arms and the Man'
Director Bernice Pepke describes George Bernard
Shaw's "Arms and the Man" as witty, irreverent,
paradoxical and stimulating.
The play opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, in
Manatee Community College's Studio 84, 5840 26th
St. W., Bradenton.
Evening performances are also scheduled for Feb.
10, 13, 14 and 17. A matinee will begin at 2 p.m. on
Sunday, Feb. 11.
For information, call the box office at 755-1511,
ext. 4240.

Comedian Jackie Mason
brings humor to Sarasota
Tony and Emmy Awarding-winning comedian
Jackie Mason will bring his topical humor to Sarasota
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. on Mon-
day, Feb. 12.
Mason's one-man show "Politically Incorrect"
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to sell-out houses around the country.
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liS PAGE 12 N FEBRUARY 8, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


More harmony than discord among


candidates in Anna Maria


By Paul Roat
Harmony rather than fireworks was the hallmark of
the Anna Maria candidates forum last Wednesday.
About 60 residents heard five commission and two
mayoral candidates agree on just about every issue: the
need for better drainage, roads and bike paths.
About the only note of discord came when Bonner
Presswood, publisher of The Islander Bystander and
moderator at the forum, asked how the candidates
would vote on the beach renourishment referendum
question.
Mayor Dottie McChesney said she favored
renourishment and urged voters to vote for the referen-
dum. "I believe we are so vulnerable," she said, "and
if we are hit by a big storm there would be no help
coming at all" from federal sources to help pay for
adding sand to the beaches.
Vice Mayor Chuck Shumard, running against
McChesney for mayor, said he opposed beach
renourishment. Director of the Island's Turtle Watch
program, Shumard said "the beaches in Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach are like clay" and turtles have a
hard time digging nests. "We would lose our white
sand beaches," he added.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe, seeking re-election,
said "the Constitution of the United States guarantees
a right to a secret ballot, and I'm not telling anyone how
I will vote." He added that "based on the people's de-
cision, I will pursue their decision 100 percent."
Incumbent Commissioner Max Znika said he
would "wait for the people's decision. I won't say yes
or no tonight"
Tom Turner, chairman of the city's planning and
zoning board and a candidate for commission, said,
"I'm against renourishment, but if the majority of the
people vote for it, I will fall in with them" in pursuing
the renourishment plan.
Elaine Burkly, commission candidate, said, "I do
not believe it is a campaign issue, but I'm worried
about giving away our beaches to the government."
Robert McElheny, commission candidate, said, "I
will vote 'yes,' because that will get us into a talking
phase" to pursue adding sand to the beaches.

McChesney background
McChesney, 64, served on the city commission for
two years, and was elected mayor last year. "I care so
much about this special place that we call home," she
said, "and the special ambi-
Sence of the city."
,r. The main element
SMcChesney said she would
S strive for as mayor is "to
preserve the health, safety
Sand welfare of our citizens."
McChesney said her ac-
Scomplishments include lob-
bying the six cities and
McChesney Manatee County to develop
rules prohibiting the taking
of live shells from the waters of the county. If approved
by the governor and cabinet, "we will be the first
county in Florida to be protected for shell harvesting,"
she said.

Shumard background
Shumard, 71, said he had served the city for eight
years: two years on the code enforcement board, four
years on the planning board
and two years as commis-
sioner. He has also been in-
volved as either a member
or director of the Island's
Turtle Watch program.
S"I'd like to become mayor
because there have been a
number of things that have
been promised that have not
Shumard been done," Shumard said.
Among his goals were im-

* The editors regret any inconvenience caused by a
printer error last week which switched the photos of
two candidates for Anna Maria City Commission.


Anna Maria mayoral and commission candidates faced the people at last week's forum. Pictured from left are
Max Znika, Doug Wolfe, Tom Turner, Robert McElheny, Elaine Burkly, Chuck Shumard and Dottie


McChesney.

proving drainage and roads, adding bike paths and pro-
viding "fiscal responsibility to live within our budget."

Burkly background
Burkly, 61, is seeking her first political post with
the city in her bid for a commission seat. "We need to
be concerned with the
health, safety and emotional
welfare of the city," she
said.
Her goals include adding
S"" bike paths in the city, "curb-
ing density in the city, vigi-
lance on taxes, a long-range
plan for drainage and resi-
dential beach parking stick-
Burkly ers."
Burkly said she wanted to
"restore harmony to city meetings, not anger, and it's
vital to cooperate and move ahead."

McElheny background
McElheny, 48, is seeking his first political office


McElheny


as a commission candidate.
A Florida native, he said
"it's a whole different way
of life on Anna Maria."
He said stormwater run-
off, bike paths and drainage
were his areas of concern. "I
also want to look at the legal
fees we are paying,"
McElheny said, "and other
ways to reduce the budget."


Turner background
Turner, 72, has been involved in city government
since 1988, serving as chair-
man of the planning and
/ zoning board for two years
and chairman of the code
enforcement board for five
years. This is his third bid
for a commission seat.
Turner said his concerns
were for "drainage improve-
Sments, street repair, upgrad-
Turner ing streets and roads, adding
bike paths after a master
drainage plan is approved, capital improvements, fin-
ishing the city ordinance program and supporting the
mayor and helping to unify the community."

Wolfe background
Wolfe, 61, has been a city commissioner for five
years and has also served on the code enforcement
board. "I am not an 'I, I, me, me, mine' person," he


said. "We have to work as a
commission, a unit, a team,
S-. and solve problems as they
come up."
S ,Wolfe said he wanted to
pursue getting grant money
for sidewalks and bike
S paths, adding that "drainage
is one of our biggest prob-
lems." He said he "would
Wolfe never advocate changing the
zoning in the city. We have
to continue to stay as small as we are."

Znika background
Znika, 69, has been involved in city government
for nine years, seven as
commissioner and two as
chairman of the code en-
forcement board. He lost an
election bid for mayor last
Year, but was appointed as
--. commissioner last fall to fill
S out Mark Ratliffs vacated
commission seat.
"I'm interested in saving
Znika the taxpayers' money," he
said. Znika said he had
saved the city money through recycling, insurance and
grant programs.


Mayoral and

commission candidates
on the issues:

Safety regulations needed for
personal watercraft?
Wolfe: Enforcement needs to be very strict and
severe because they are a hazard near shore. However,
cities have found that it is discriminatory to regulate
only personal watercraft. We need to get in touch with
lawmakers in Tallahassee to solve this problem.
Turner: The problem is enforcement. They need to
run at idle speed near shore, and all the operators need
to go to school for instructions on how to handle them.
McElheny: I believe regulation of personal water-
craft is inevitable. There needs to be some regulation
on the age of the operators.
Burkly: There needs to be some regulation due to
safety and noise. I would like to see buoys in the wa-
ter 300 feet from shore to mark swimming areas. Per-
sonal watercraft are a hazard.

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CANDIDATES, FROM PAGE 12
Shumard: We tried to enforce the 300-foot limit,
but it didn't work. I tried to get a special beach set aside
for them. The problem is they refuel on the beach, and
the gas spills in the water. We need to regulate them
and get some control over them.
McChesney: We've tried to get the state to regu-
late them.-We need to have courses to instruct boaters.
Znika: Jet-skis are a serious problem.

Should there be a unified Island
police department?
Turner: If Anna Maria were to go in with the other
cities for a police force, it would cost us three or four
times what we pay now. I am against it.
McElheny: I think the Manatee County Sheriffs
Department is doing a good job for us.
Burkly: I'm against it.
Shumard: I'm not in favor of it. Several years ago
we had seven police chiefs in nine years, and I think the
sheriff has done a fantastic job for us. We should stay
the way we are.
McChesney: I think each city should stick with
what they like. I personally like our police force.
Znika: If we were to go in with the other cities, we
would have to pay a part of the bigger cost.
Wolfe: Holmes Beach has a police budget that is
twice what ours is. If we were to go in with the other
cities, our budget would probably triple. I don't think
it is a wise decision. Our contract with the sheriffs
department works well and we should stay the way we
are.

Do you favor Florida Power &
Light's proposal to burn the fuel
Orimulsion at the Parrish
power plant?
McElheny: Personally, I don't understand all of the
issues involved with it. There seem to be some environ-
mental problems and questions, and off the top of my
head I would say no.
Burkly: I am against Orimulsion.
Shumard: I am against it. The cost savings in-
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Znika: I think they should use natural gas as a fuel.
I'm against it.
Wolfe: The Anna Maria Commission passed a
resolution to the Manatee County Commission oppos-
ing the use of Orimulsion. I'm against it.
Turner: Orimulsion is an unknown fuel. I agree
with the mayor, and I believe it will be dropped on us
and we'll have to live with it.

If the beach renourishment
referendum passes, how do you
believe public parking will be
affected?
Burkly: We've been told we have enough parking,
but if the federal government says we need to have
more we'll have to get it.
Shumard: The federal government is not always
truthful, and if the government takes over our beaches
I believe we will lose control.
McChesney: We have been assured there is enough
parking now.
Znika: I think we need to wait and see what the
people say.
Wolfe: I assume we would have to re-study the
parking, and the priority would not be at the approval
of the citizens of Anna Maria.
Turner: I believe the parking we have is adequate.
McElheny: I believe there will need to be another
look at beach parking, and there may need to be an
adjustment.

What are your suggestions on
ways to use the one-cent school
surcharge tax money?
McChesney: Sidewalks, drainage and other infra-
structure uses it has to go to a purpose that will last
more than five years.
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Wolfe: Infrastructure, and it should be spread out
in various parts of the city.
Turner: Streets, drainage and bike paths.
McElheny: Lord knows we have enough areas
where we can use the money.
Burkly: I'd like to come up with a priority list, and
I'd like to give some of the money to the community
center so they could use it to build a stage.
Shumard: We have no choice but to use the money
for infrastructure.

What are your thoughts about
dredging the channel into
Bimini Bay?
Turner: There is a survey being conducted to de-
termine where the city limits are. It may be outside
Anna Maria City limits and under the control of Mana-
tee County and, if that is so, let the county worry about
dredging it.
McElheny: I hope Manatee County owns it and it's
their problem.
Burkly: Let's hope Manatee County owns it.
Shumard: The county should dredge it.
McChesney: We're trying to clarify who owns the
area. We may be able to get a grant from the West
Coast Inland Navigation District to dredge it.
Znika: The channel was originally dredged by the
Army Corps of Engineers. We should not have to pay
anything for the dredging.
Wolfe: If it is not a county responsibility, then we
should negotiate with Holmes Beach to come up with
a way to split the cost.

Do you see a conflict with
business in the city and the
lifestyle of the residents?
Shumard: I don't want to encourage business here.
We have some restaurants and bars, but I believe we
should put most of the land back into residential use
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because that's basically what we are.
McChesney: I believe we have a good mix now.
The Island is a lot like Cape Cod or Key West with all
the artisans.
Znika: I believe business here is about peaked out.
The shops that are here are barely making a living.
Wolfe: The zoning laws that we have in place
should not be changed.
Turner: I see no growth in retail or residential ar-
eas.


McElheny: I don't believe there should be any
change.
Burkly: It's always nice to encourage businesses,
but there isn't enough room in Anna Maria and we do
have enough gift shops.

Would you vote as a
commissioner to vacate or give
away city land?
McChesney: I'm opposed to it. There's no way to
know what we may need in the future.
Znika: The city can't sell property, they can only
give it away or trade it.
Wolfe: It needs to be dealt with on a case-by-case
basis.
Turner: We need to look at it on an individual ba-
sis.
McElheny: It needs to be dealt with individually.
Burkly: The city should not give away any city
land at any cost. We may need it for drainage purposes.
Shumard: I'm not in favor of vacating any city
property.

What do you think about the Gulf
Boulevard parking problem?
Znika: The 'no parking' we have there now will
work.
Wolfe: I believe the city reacted in a knee-jerk and
very bad fashion. We need to allow parking there, but
we may need to regulate the type of vehicles that park
there.
Turner: We need to restore limited parking there.
McElheny: I'd like the fence back where it was and
the parking back the way it was.
Burkly: Visually, it is more attractive without park-
ing there. I'd like to look at having a loading-unload-
ing zone there.
Shumard: I'd like to have an active loading-un-
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and watch the sunset, but not have a permanent park-
ing area there.
McChesney: I believe we reached a good compro-
mise for parking there, but we can always revisit it at
a later time.

Was the $3,500 spent on the
mailer for beach renourishment
worth it?
Wolfe: No.
Turner: No.
McElheny: No.
Burkly: No.
Shumard: No.
McChesney: $3,500 is a drop in the bucket for
educating our citizens on this important project.
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What do you think about the DOT
plan to replace the bridge at
Manatee Avenue?
Turner: The bridge issue is in the hands of the ad-
ministrative hearing officer.
McElheny: The DOT has made up their minds, and
I don't believe there is anything we can do about it.
Burkly: It is out of our hands.
Shumard: I'm not in favor of a high bridge, but I
believe the DOT has made up their minds.
McChesney: I'm opposed to the high bridge. I
think it will destroy the Island.
Znika: I voted for the bridge and I continue to sup-
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Wolfe: A high-rise bridge is a terrible, terrible
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William Prentice Doss
William Prentice Doss, 49, of Bradenton, died Jan.
31 in Bradenton.
Born in Fresno, Calif., Mr. Doss came to Manatee
County from Spain in 1977.
Mr. Doss served in the Bradenton Beach Police
Department for eight years. He was appointed a
Bradenton Beach patrolman in 1976, was promoted to
sergeant in 1978 and served as chief of police from
1979 until 1984.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office. He was
a member of Crazy Horse Motorcycle Club and
A.B.A.T.E.
He is survived by his wife, Shannon; a son, Arik of
Bradenton; three daughters, Ursula, Billie and Amy all
of Bradenton; two sisters, Jan of Cumberland, Ky., and
Judy Nichols of Bradenton Beach; three brothers,
Steve, Mack and Larry Russell, all of Bradenton; his
father, George of Bradenton; his stepmother, Lela
Russell of Fresno, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation and funeral services were held at Shan-
non Funeral Home in Bradenton.

Leona 'Toni' Lunz
Leona "Toni" Lunz, 91, of Holmes Beach, died
Feb. 2 at Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Lunz came to
Manatee County in 1966 from Miami Shores. She was
a professional pianist until 1940, a homemaker and a
member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. She was a
member of the Women's Club Guild.
She is survived by her husband, Boston; and two
nephews, Richard Robinson and Rodney Robinson,
both of Kansas.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach with the Rev.
Patrick Farrell officiating. Memorials may be made to
St. Bernard Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach,
Fla. 34217, or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1179,
Bradenton, Fla. 34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes
was in charge of the arrangements.


EDITORIAL

LETTER
We are proud to endorse Max
Znika for Anna Maria City Commis-
sioner. Max is a rare individual who
believes in hard work. He spends at
least six hours per day on the job,
weekends if necessary, on a part-
time elected office.
Each year he investigates hun-
dreds of complaints and possible
problems concerning the citizens of
Anna Maria. Max has missed only
two stated meetings in five years.
His business background and
good judgment, but more importantly,
his sincerity and temperament are a
big plus for his fellow commissioners.
Anna Maria City is indeed fortu-
nate to have Max Znika as their City
Commissioner.
Other than Max's elected duties,
he is well known for his civic activi-
ties. Such as, the Adopt A Family
Christmas program, his continuous
assistance to the Migrant Community
and to any worthwhile project where
people need help.
We wholeheartedly endorse his
candidacy for reelection. The reward
for a job well done is to have done it.
Thanks,
Friends of Max
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Irene E. Pangman
Irene E. Pangman, 82, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
2 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Avoca, Mich., Mrs. Pangman came to
Manatee County from Harborbeach, Mich., and was a
member of Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, Oscar.
There was no visitation or service.
Mansion Memorial Funeral Home, Ellenton, was
in charge of the arrangements.
Roy Gregory Roberts III
A memorial service for Roy Gregory Roberts III
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Hilliard
First Baptist Church in Callahan, Fla., with the Rev.
Bobby Richardson officiating.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Dianne; mother,
Ernestine of Holmes Beach; a daughter, Amber Roberts
Stremo of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Derek of Las Vegas,
Nev.; two sisters, Linda Clayton and Signa Bouziane, both
of Bradenton; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Hilliard First Bap-
tist Church or Northeast Hospice.

The Island Poet
The other morning I went out to get the paper
in my PJs,
To see what's going on in the world these
days.
And the headlines told of a terrible storm in the
Midwest,
And from the blizzard and cold those folks
would have no rest.
But I look around at our green grass and flow-
ers in bloom,
And that sun peeking over the horizon doesn't
predict any gloom.
It's a shame those folks up north can't just grab
a bus,
And come down and enjoy our weather like
the rest of us.
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Events
The 6th annual Doll and Bear Show will be
held at the Bradenton Auditorium, 100 10th St.
W., Bradenton, on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11, from 11 am. to 4
p.m. Barbara Baluscio of "Barbara's Originals"
will make a guest appearance. Cost $3 per person.
Information: 751-6274 or 778-4456.
The Manatee Heritage Days celebration
will include two historical boat cruises and one
historical bus trip. The first boat trip will be on
the Manatee River on Friday, March 15 fol-
lowed by a trip to Egmont Key on March 29.
The bus trip will be to Port Manatee. Tickets
must be purchased in advance by mail. Write:
Manatee Heritage Association 1405 4th Ave.
W., Bradenton, FL 34205. Cost: $10 per person
per trip.
"Wolf!" will be speaker Pamela Brown's
subject at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, when
she speaks at Manatee Community College in
Room 4037, Building 4000, Bradenton Campus,
5840 26th St. W. She will discuss wolf conser-
vation in the United States. Cost: free. Informa-
tion: 755-1511, ext. 4341.
Gloria Rains of Manasota 88 will speak at
the 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, meeting of the
Jacaranda Circle, Manatee River Garden Club, at
3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. The public is in-
vited to attend. Cost: free. Information: 729-4213.
The Good 01' Women's Network will hold
a "No Hungry Kids" Sunset Vigil on Friday,
Feb. 9, in front of the offices of Congressman
Dan Miller and State Senator John McKay, 2424
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Concerned citi-
zens are invited to attend.
The Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary will hold a
volunteers orientation on Saturday, Feb. 10, at
10:30 a.m. at its location, 1708 Ken Thompson
Parkway, City Island, Sarasota. Volunteers are
need for a variety of activities. Information: 388-
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Islanders stitch 'Heritage' masterpiece Art League opens members' sale
Master quilter Albertine Veenstra, left, of Holmes Beach, designed and coordi- The Anna Maria Island Art League held an opening reception Feb. 2 for its
nated this "Heritage Quilt" from a concept created by Beverly-Willis Clark of members' art sale and exhibit. Mixing some business and pleasure were, from
Holmes Beach. Eleven county businesses are saluted in the quilt, which was left, Christine and Hugh Holmes, Laura Beard and Jay Canterbury. Islander
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Standing with Veenstra is another Holmes Beach patchwork artist, Helen Eden.
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By Cynthia Finn
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With the turn of the century just around the corner,
Anna Maria Island has its first chain-motel franchise -
an Econo Lodge on the Gulf at 2502 Gulf Drive N. in
Bradenton Beach.
Owner Gary Lewison of Pinellas County says he
has loved Anna Maria Island for quite some time and
is ecstatic about the location of his new business.
"Just look at that view," Lewison said from a just-
renovated second-story efficiency overlooking white
sand and the gentle roll of the Gulf of Mexico. "You
can't beat it."
Lewison's co-investors have 30 years in the hotel-
motel industry. Interior and exterior remodeling and
landscaping will be complete in about three weeks, but
the Lodge has been open for business since last Sep-
tember.
The Econo Lodge sign just went up and already
Lewison says lots of people have stopped in because of
the chain name and its nationwide reputation.
Econo Lodge/Anna Maria offers 36 units, in-
cluding 22 efficiencies, 12 motel rooms and two
management units. The Island franchise has been
added to Econo Lodge's extensive, 1-800 reserva-
tions system, too.
Lewison expects in another month or so to start
getting active in the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce and to schedule a grand-opening celebra-
tion to invite Islanders to get to know their new neigh-
bor.
The Econo Lodge is the former Villa del Sol that
was sold in November 1994 to Canadian investors who
renamed the motel the Surfside Inn.
PLEASE SEE ECONO LODGE, PAGE 20


Manager Allen Friecke,
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owner Gary Lewison are
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new Island inn. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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New in town? Here's some news you can use


Moving to a new town, or island, can be a vexing
experience. This list of some of the services you may
need to use is designed to make your move a little
easier.

Government
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
34216, 778-0781.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Dr. N.,
Bradenton Beach 34217, 778-1005.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5901 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach 34217, 778-2221.
Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key 34228, 383-3721.

Utility services
Florida Power & Light. Their is no office or bill
paying location on the Island but the correct address to
mail your bill is FPL, General Mail Facility, Miami, FL
33188-0001.
Waste Management, 6120 21st St. E., Bradenton



ECONO LODGE, FROM PAGE 17
While this Econo Lodge may be the smallest one
of its kind in the country, Lewison is aiming to make
it the best one.
"Anna Maria Island is the greatest beach commu-
nity in the world and we're really happy to be here," he
says with a smile. "C'mon in."
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OPEN DART AND POOL GAMES
ANYONE CAN PLAY
Darts on Mondays 8-?
Pool on Thursdays 8-?
Come Test Your Skill!
10002 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria 778-9884

The soul of Europe in the heart of Longboat Key









Award winning Italian Continental Cuisine
383-8898 Ivo Scafa, Proprietor


34203, 753-7591.
Manatee County Utilities (water and sewer), 4501
66th St. W., Bradenton 34203, 792-8811.
Manatee County and Anna Maria pick-up, residen-
tial 755-3736, commercial, 755-6433.

Cable TV
Paragon Cable, 3526 Ninth St. W., Bradenton,
34206-5206, 748-1822.

School Registration
Manatee County School Board, 215 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton 34206, 741-7233.
Manatee County Health Department, 410 Sixth
Ave. E., Bradenton 34208, 748-0666.

Licenses
Driver License Bureau, 1600 First St., Bradenton
34208, 741-3010. Recommend making appointment
two weeks in advance.
Holmes Beach tax collector's office, 3340 E. Bay
Dr., Holmes Beach. Auto and boat tags, fishing and
hunting licenses. (This office serves as a drop-off lo-
cation for water utility payments.)

Libraries
Manatee County Public Library, 1301 Barcarrota
Blvd., Bradenton 34205, 748-5555.
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach 34217, 778-6341.
Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N.,


HAPPY HOUR 4 8 pm
No Cover Charge Sun. & Thurs.
Tues. Nights FREE POOL & DARTS
Happy Hour til 10 pm


"-T Wed Reggae with JAM-IYA
Thurs Mike Oscanyan 8 pm 12 am
Fri & Sat Boomerang 10 pm to 2 am
Sun Vandergriff & Helm 8 pm
Valentine Reggae Party V Feb 14
with Democracy Special Give Aways
We've got the Nightlife & Great Food tool
5702 Marina Dr Holmes Beach 778-5075


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Bradenton Beach 34217, 779-1208.

Hospitals
Manatee Memorial Hospital, 206 Second St. E.,
Bradenton, 34205, 746-5111.
Columbia Blake Medical Center, 2020 59th St.,
W., Bradenton 34209, 792-6611.

C-SPAN available on
Paragon Cable
C-SPAN is available through Paragon Cable's ba-
sic cable service, says the company after its recent
channel relocation on its basic cable service.
For customers who utilize a cable converter box,
C-Span is now located on cable channel 57. Custom-
ers with "cable-ready" television sets can receive C-
SPAN on channel 95.
Any customer of Paragon Cable who is unable to
receive C-SPAN should call the customer service de-
partment at 748-1824 to schedule a free service call.
Physician referral available
through Manatee Hospital
Manatee Memorial Hospital provides a physician
referral service for persons who require assistance in
choosing a physician.
MMH has a registered nurse with special computer
training who provides reliable information regarding
physicians, locations, etc.
Anyone wishing assistance can call 745-7575.


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STEAMER POTS
Served 7 days a week
Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
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The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
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Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501


Adjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key


Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule 1995-96 Season
/ lSTOP LOCATION 1st Run Return 2nd Run Return 3rd Run Return
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 AM 11:50 AM 12.30 PM 2:50 PM 3:30 PM 5:50 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar/Ato's, Anna Maria 9:31 AM 11:49 AM 12:31 PM 2:49 PM 3:31 PM 5:49 PM
Rod & Reel Motel/Pier, Anna Maria 9:33 AM 11:47 AM 12:33 PM 2:47 PM 3:33 PM 5:47 PM
Haley's Motel & Resort, Holmes Beach 9:40 AM 11:40 AM 12:40 PM 2:40 PM 3:40 PM 5:40 PM
Blue Water Beach Club, Holmes Beach 9:42 AM 11:38 AM 12:42 PM 2:38 PM 3:42 PM 5:38 PM
Take Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach 944 AM 11:36 AM 12:44 PM 2:36 PM 3:44 PM 5:36 PM
Prudential Florida Realty, Holmes Beach 9:45 AM 11:35 AM 12.45 PM 2:35 PM 3:45 PM 5:35 PM
the First National Bank of Manatee, Holmes Beach 946 AM 11:34 AM 12:46 PM 2:34 PM 3:46 PM 5:34 PM
seen ic Manatee Ave. at Gulf Dr.. Holmes Beach 9:48 AM 11:32 AM 12:48PM 2:32 PM 3:48 PM 5:32 PM
Shells Restaurant, Holmes Beach 9:52 AM 11:28 AM 12:52 PM 2:28 PM 3:52 PM 5:28 PM
route Econo Lodge, Bradenton Beach 955 AM 11:25 AM 12:55 PM 2:25 PM 3:55 PM 5:25 PM
Tuesday- Catalina Beach Resort, Bradenton Beach 958 AM 11:22 AM 12:58 PM 2:22 PM 3:58 PM :22 PM
Saturday Silver Surf Motel, Bradenton Beach 9:58 AM 11:22 AM 12:58 PM 2:22 PM 3:58 PM 5:22 PM
9:30 am Gull Drive Cafe, Bradenton Beach 9:59 AM 11:31 AM 12:59 PM 2:21 PM 3:59 PM 5:21 PM
to 6 pm Beach Barn, Bradenton Beach 10:04 AM 11:16 AM 1:04 PM 2:16 PM 4:04 PM 5:16 PM
Adult: $2 Moore's Stone Crab, Longboat Key 10:06 AM 11:14 AM 1:06 PM 2:14 PM 4:06 PM 5:14 PM
Up to 3 Whitney Shopping Plaza, Longboat Key 10:09 AM 11:11 AM 1:09 PM 2:11 PM 4:09 PM 5:11 PM
children under Silver Sands Motel Apts., Longboat Key 10:12 AM 11:08 AM 1:12 PM 2:08 PM 4:12 PM 5:08 PM
age 6 free Albritton Fruit Company, Longboat Key 10:16 AM 11:04 AM 1:16 PM 2:04 PM 4:16 PM 5:04 PM
with adult. Avenue Of The Flowers, Longboat Key 10:22 AM 10:58 AM 1:22 PM 1:58 PM 4:22 PM 4:58 PM
Info: Cafe L'Europe, St. Armands Circle 10:32 AM 10:48 AM 1:32 PM 1:48 PM 4:32 PM 4:48 PM
346-3115 Holiday Inn-Lido Beach, Lido Key 10:35 AM 10:45 AM 1:35 PM 1:45 PM 4:35 PM 4:45 PM
The Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule is sponsored by The Islander Bystander. For information on advertising with the
schedule in future visitor sections including the Island street map call 778-7978. For trolley information call 346-3115.


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Pettigrew selected for JASON VII
Eighth grade King Middle School student Derek
Pettigrew, son of Joan and John Pettigrew of
Holmes Beach, is one of 25 students nationwide
selected to participate in the prestigious JASON
Project Voyage VII April 15-26 exploring intercon-
nected shallow-water habitats in south Florida. His
application included two essays and a telephone
interview. Begun in 1989, the JASON Project uses
different international settings to cultivate students'
scientific leanings. Already a certified diver,
Pettigrew has a career goal in the field of oceanog-
raphy. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Local businessmen win bench press competition
Mick Mitker, age 59, left, a resident of Bradenton Beach and owner of Tropical Treasure on St. Armands Circle,
took first place in the 190-200 weight class, ages 50-60 in the Bench Press Masters II Division held recently at the
Island Fitness Center in Holmes Beach. Mitker prepared for the competition under the guidance of trainer Ed
Trayers, center. Helmut Hedegger, age 44, right, owner of Old Hamburg Restaurant won first place in the 220-242
weight class, ages 40-50, Master I Division. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Island Fitness Center


Lt. Dale Stephenson to field calls


at HOPE
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department will be one of many volunteers for the Friends
of the Family Telethon to benefit HOPE Family Services.
The telethon will be held on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. It is hosted by Manatee Community College
and will air on Channel 21. Stephenson will accept


telethon
donations at the Holmes Beach Police Department,
5901 Marina Drive, prior to the telethon.
HOPE offers counseling, shelter, education, re-
ferral and other forms of support to battered women
and children. Call HOPE at 755-6805 for further in-
formation.

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All jammed up
Lots of area rock and blues musicians are turning
out on Monday nights for an open invitation jam ses-
sion with Frankie Gunn and the Persuaders at D.Coy
Ducks in Holmes Beach. It's great music and fun.
The parade of players was non-stop last Monday
- too many to mention (I can't pretend to know their
names). My ears perk up when I recognize some good
Allman Brothers riffs and Monday was no exception.
After all, some of us have been around long enough
to remember when Gregg Allman lived in Holmes
Beach and frequented local bars.
One of the first of such appearances was at the
burned and gone forever "Oar House." It was at the
sight of what is now the Anna Maria Island Club con-
dominium on the beach. The ground level bar was all
that was left open (habitable) of what was once a grand,
three-story beach resort, the Gulf Park Hotel.
A Sunday afternoon appearance of Great Southern,
Dickie Betts' band, brought out lots more than the
usual suspects. Even the publisher of the former Is-
lander newspaper, Don Moore, was on hand, busily
racking up points on a pinball machine.
When Gregg showed up, the place went wild. It
had been more than a few years since the break-up of
the A.B. band and it seemed apparent the Oar House
would figure into a reconciliation. And it did.
Some of the players in Great Southern merged
into a new version of the Allman Brothers band with
Dickie and Gregg, including Islander (at that time)
"Dangerous" Dan Toler. Then Dan's brother Frankie
came into the group as the second drummer. It was
very nearly a Holmes Beach band when the
keyboardist moved to the Island.
Having been friends with the Toler wives, I was


The three-story Gulf Park Hotel was one of the the oldest structures on the Island.


invited on a road trip with the band for a show in
Gainesville. Being prone to car sickness and famil-
iar enough with the band, it wasn't my first inclina-
tion to go along but the real attraction was the open-
ing act B.B. King.
As life would have things, we missed his show.
Our bus was late getting to Gainesville, having made
small side trips for essentials like chewing tobacco and
such, and we all met B.B. King on his way out the door.
But there were other rewards for those of us who
admired southern rock and were neighbors and friends
of members of a legendary band.
Dan used to give quick lessons to my daughter
Kendra and Gregg made her a gift of a beautiful
black Les Paul guitar with pearl inlay and gold frets
rumored to have been given to him by Eric Clapton.
Last year, while still living in Daytona Beach she


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played some with a studio musician and was invited to
play with a band he put together. One public appear-
ance was apparently enough for the busy attorney but
she still plays occasionally. I'm quite certain the Les
Paul maintains Smithsonian-like status.
The Island enjoyed great celebrity status along
with the second coming of the Allman Brothers. It
didn't last long, but neither do rumors that Elvis stayed
here, Tom Selleck lives on the north end, and O.J. is
buying Bobby Bonilla's home in northwest Bradenton.
Gregg and the other band members have all moved
away now but the cult-like popularity of the Allman
Brothers' music remains in the hearts of Islanders "old
enough to remember."
And you can catch all the great sounds on Monday
nights at Ducks in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. By the way, no cover.

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Scholarships available
through AAUW
The American Association of University
4 Women, Bradenton Branch, is accepting applica-
tions for 1996-97 scholarship awards.
An applicant must be 25 years old by Sept. 1,
1996; be a legal resident of Manatee or Sarasota
-, e County for at least one year; have completed at least
.. '60 hours towards a B.A. or B.S. degree, or be en-
.rolled in an advanced degree program.
Scholarship aid will be at least $750 per year for
S. students taking at least 12 undergraduate or nine
:, graduate credit hours per semester or at least $325
per year for students taking less than 12
undergraduate credit ours per semester.
Information, write Scholarship Committee,
Bradenton Branch AAUW, P.O.Box 14099,
Bradenton, FL 34280.
The Oar House, a bar on the ground floor of the old Gulf Park Hotel, burned on Washington's birthday in 1979.


STIR, FROM PAGE 22
Around town
Last year sometime, along with a subscription pay-
ment, came a note from a part-time Islander suggest-
ing the Island could use a diner.
The writer said they wanted someplace to go without
music where they could get a good meal. But we already
have more than a few places that perfectly fit his agenda.
Take for instance, Kay's Korner Diner in S&S
Plaza, Holmes Beach. They're celebrating their 10th
anniversary this week but you may recognize them by
their former name Sweet Spoone. Regularly open
for breakfast (including a 99-cent special) and lunch,
Kay's is now serving dinners at the diner.
And if you want to avoid entertainers and still en-
joy a nice dinner there's plenty more places to go. Cafe
on the Beach at the Manatee County Public Beach of-
fers a nice alternative for a choice of patio or inside
dining. The sunsets are first rate.


Likewise no musicians, great sunsets at the
Rod & Reel Pier, Anna Maria City Pier and Bradenton
Beach City Pier. Rotten Ralph's, Tip of the Island,
Sign of the Mermaid, Peaches Deli, Chez Andre, Beach
Bistro, Gulf Drive Cafe, Rebecca's Bistro, Crown &
Thistle, Tony's Place, Shells, Mr. Bones, Old Ham-
burg, Vienna Castle, Tia Lena's, Oma's and Bridge
Tender Inn have no entertainers but may provide pleas-
ant background music of some sort. At Duffy's Tavern
you can watch TV or not.
I may have missed a few tuneless dining locations
but you get the drift. Crabby Bill's, Cafe Robar, Ches's
Pasta Plus, the Sandbar, Beachhouse, Key West
Willy's and the Buccaneer have live entertainment
regularly. I've personally never found it intrusive and
I'm sure the intention is to provide an enhancement to
the dining experience. Works for me.
Eat out often, do less dishes, live longer. That's my
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 25, theft, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar restau-
rant. The complainant reported a person unknown re-
moved her sunglasses from the hostess stand.
Jan. 26, aggravated domestic battery, 200 block
of Gladiolus. The subject cut her husband on the back
with a small kitchen knife, said the report.
Jan. 27, DWLS, careless driving, beach end of
Pine Avenue. The subject was driving west on Pine
Avenue, failed to observe the yellow posts that mark
the end of the street and drove though them. The ve-
hicle became stuck on the boulders on the beach. The
driver received two citations.
Jan. 29, attempted burglary, 8000 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported a person unknown
attempted to gain entry to the residence through a slid-
ing glass door.
Jan. 31, burglary, 800 block of Jacaranda. The
complainant reported a person unknown gained entry
to the residence and removed a bedspread valued at
$40, towels valued at $30, wine glasses valued at $30,
a telephone valued at $35, a microwave oven valued at
$200, a blender valued at $20, a can opener valued at
$20 and a crock pot valued at $30.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 28, burglary, Coquina Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown entered the lifeguard
stand and removed articles of clothing valued at $250.
Jan. 29, petty theft of a hood ornament valued at
$50, 2600 Gulf Drive N., Anna Maria Island Club.
Jan. 29, armed trespass, carrying a concealed
weapon, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K. The complain-
ant reported the suspect came into the business, bought
some chocolate milk, walked around the store and went
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looked nervous and frustrated, according to the report.
After exiting the rest room, the suspect grabbed a
magazine and placed it in the aisle. The officer approached
the suspect and asked him to go outside. The officer ob-
served a knife sticking out of the suspect's pocket,
searched him, took the knife and placed him in custody.
Jan. 31, retail theft, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K. The
complainant reported four subjects entered the business.
One male juvenile removed five packs of cigarettes and
another male juvenile removed five pair of pantyhose. The
suspects fled north on Gulf Drive in a white vehicle.
A Holmes Beach patrol officer was advised of the
theft and of the vehicle heading in his direction. At East
Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue he observed the vehicle
with two females in the front and stopped it The two ju-
venile subjects were found in the rear of the vehicle and
were ordered to exit The officer observed several packs
of cigarettes partially covered on the floor.
The Bradenton Beach officer arrived and took the
four subjects back to the store, where they were iden-
tified. The four were placed in custody.
Jan. 31, theft of a hood ornament valued at $50,
600 block of Gulf Drive North.
Jan. 31, petty theft of a bicycle valued at $130,
100 block of 10th Street South.

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complainant reported a person unknown removed a
stuffed fish from the lanai. The fish was later returned
by the subject, whose sister shares the lanai with the
complainant. The subject said he thought the fish be-
longed to his brother-in-law, and he took it as a joke.
Jan. 27, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the
business. The officer entered the residence and said he
could not hear the music until the complainant turned
down her television. The complainant said the music
was louder 15 minutes prior to his arrival.
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complainant reported loud music coming from the busi-
ness. The officer set up the decibel meter in her driveway
and the reading did not violate the city's ordinance.
Jan. 27 vandalism, 50th Street beach end. The
complainant reported items in the water. The officer
found a blue trash barrel and part of a barricade in the
water and the broken cement leg of a park bench.
Jan. 27, burglary, 2900 block of Avenue B. The
complainant reported a person unknown entered the
residence and removed a VCR, bed covers, pictures,
mirrors and curtains valued at $150.
Jan. 27, vandalism, 77th Street beach cabana.
While checking the beach, the officer found chairs
from the cabana turned over and moved to the water's
edge. He replaced them.
Jan. 29, burglary, 3502 Gulf Drive, Island Lock-
smith. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered his service vehicle and removed two tool boxes
containing tools valued at $900.
Jan. 30, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. An
anonymous complainant reported there were subjects
in front of the business making a lot of noise, the juke
box was too loud and the doors were open. Upon the
officer's arrival, the subjects in the parking lot left the
area. The officer said he did not hear the juke box.
Jan. 30, domestic, 5800 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported the subject pointed a shotgun at her
during an argument. The subject was placed in custody.
The complainant later said she lied in order to have the
subject arrested. A capias was issued for the complainant
for making a false report to a law enforcement officer.
Jan. 30, petty larceny of $16 in gasoline, 3007
Gulf Drive, Citgo. The officer located the vehicle, and
the driver said he didn't recall if he paid. The officer
told him to return and make payment.
Jan. 30, burglary, 3000 block of Avenue F. The
complainant reported a television, phone and silver-
ware valued at $345 were missing.
Jan. 30, 100 block of 36th Street. The complain-
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Island Real Estate 6-1
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Volunteers needed to work concessions

at McKechnie Field


The Anna Maria Island Community Center needs
volunteers to man the concession stands for the Pirates
games at McKechnie Field.
Volunteers are not required to do any cooking or
heavy lifting. Volunteers report to the field at 10:45
a.m. the day of the game and work until the eighth in-


ning, which is usually 3:30 p.m.
The center receives a percentage of the profits in
return for working the, stands. Six volunteers are
needed per game.
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8-2
5-5
3-7
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Crowder Brothers Hardware (Champs) 7-1
Air & Energy 6-2
Island Animal Clinic Panthers 5-3
A-Paradise Realty 1-7
Cafe on the Beach 1-7

High scorers for the week
Division III Brent Willard, 13 points
Division II Aaron Lowman, 19 points
Division I Michael Patterson, 17 points

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Basketball ends this week with the all-star game
awards presentation and coach's game.
The All-Star games will be Friday, Feb. 9: Division
III, 6 p.m.; Division II, 7 p.m.; and Division I, 8 p.m.
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It's war and more both near and far


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
It's war! Our good neighbors to the south on
Longboat Key have declared war. After all, it seems to
be what they know best.
Led by its mayor, a retired general, the town of
Longboat Key has declared war on Red Tide. Don't
smirk now, they're serious.
There was even a summit meeting last week and,
true to Longboat style, it was by invitation only. Even
so, the crowd was somewhat sparse, with the mayor of
St. Petersburg Beach heading up the list of dignitaries.
Oh sure, there were the usual hired guns attending,
researchers looking for possible grants and the like. But
even they warned the true believers ("If we can put a man
on the moon, we can whip Red Tide!") that victory won't
be quick or easy or probably even possible.
After all, how long has it been since we've put a
man on the moon?
Now, we can all understand the frustrations of Red
Tide "attacks," what with the fish kills and all. But
leave it to Longboat to declare "war" on the microor-
ganisms that have been appearing regularly in ocean
waters since pre-history.
Maybe there's more than Red Tide in the water
down there.

More 'invitation only'
Speaking of Longboat, the opening celebration of
the Quick Point Nature Preserve is coming up Feb. 9
at 10 a.m. Sure, it's by invitation only, but I've got an

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 3 horseshoe games were
Herb Puryear of Anna Maria and Gene Snedeker
of Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Dave Crask
and Al Norman, both of Bradenton Beach.
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invitation, so you're invited, too.
They'll be unveiling a sign and then, best of all,
offering walking tours of the preserve itself. Lets hope
they've gotten most of the rattlesnakes out of there by
now, although it's still always a thrill to see one. Espe-
cially if it doesn't see you first.
I did call the town manager's office and related I'd
be mentioning this event in this space, so all readers of
The Islander Bystander are RSVPed for the event.
Parking is immediately across the road from the pre-
serve at the northwest corner of the New Pass Bridge.

Sugar tries sweet ads
.Big Sugar is running so many ads on television
these days you simply can't miss them, but polls show
they're not working very well.
The Associated Press reports a Mason-Dixon Po-
litical Media Research poll shows 50 percent of Florid-
ians favor slapping a two-cent-per-pound tax on sugar
to pay for cleaning up the Everglades. Charles Lee of
the Florida Audubon Society says the results came
about despite the all-out television campaign being run.
Thirty-four percent of the people asked were
against the tax and 16 percent were undecided.
Truth is that environmentalists published a poll last
fall claiming 70 percent favor the tax, with the proceeds
earmarked to be used toward cleaning up the Ever-
glades. Frankly, I think this second poll is probably
more accurate.
I remind you again who's doing the fighting here.
Despite what the ads say, two south Florida families
rake in millions of dollars a year from subsidies and
price supports from the federal government in connec-
tion with the sugar industry. The largest landowner
growing sugar in Florida is wholly owned by the St. Joe
Paper Company.
St Joe is wholly owned by the Dupont Family Trust
Remember that item the next time you see one of
those ads telling how much Florida sugar growers are
contributing to help clean up the Everglades. And at the
same time, you might wonder why they're giving that
money if they're as innocent as they'd have us believe
they are.

Preservation locally
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Maybe we're not all
conservationists
Over in Boca Raton, developers of a spiffy subdi-
vision called The Sanctuary had a problem. Oh, they
had waterfront lots, million-dollar houses and even a
24-hour security service.
But they didn't have many buyers. Seems word
had gotten out that no-see-ums were particularly thick
in that area. They're those tiny blood-sucking flies also
called biting midges.
If you spend your summers here, you know what
I mean.
"The word just spread: don't buy in The Sanctuary
because the no-see-ums will eat you alive," Jon Borak,
a Realtor with Sanctuary Realty told the Knight-Ridder
Tribune News Wire. "There's no question that they
depressed home sales."
So the community voted 2-1 to spray for the crit-
ters. Not only do they mist the entire development
twice a week, they also spray insecticides directly on
the nearby mangroves where the no-see-ums breed.
Ed Fussell, of the Florida Department of
Agriculture's mosquito-control division, described the
spraying as "probably the least harmful of many of the
choices they would have" to combat the bugs. Hardly
a ringing endorsement.
A state fisheries biologist says the chemical, which is
extremely toxic to fish, will wash off the mangroves dur-
ing rain and "some of the stuff may end up in the water."
But like all folks driven solely by the profit motive,
the exterminator says everything is going to be just
okay. After all, the chemical is sprayed onto mangrove
leaves with a water-repellent base to hopefully reduce
the chances of it washing off.
By the way, remember that mangrove leaves are a
key component of the marine food chain. So no, it ap-
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Rain and cold don't slow the fishing action


Despite high winds and cold fronts, fishing remains
steady off the Island. Backwater fishers are finding
sheepshead and a few redfish. Whiting and some pom-
pano are still lurking off the beaches, and offshore an-
glers report continued good grouper catches, plus some
whopper amberjack.
Margaret at the Anna Maria City Pier said an-
glers there are catching a lot of sheepshead and bonnet
head sharks, as well as some skates.
Jim at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said pier
fishers are bringing in some nice-sized sheepshead and
a few redfish as well as some snook on the first day of
the season.
Phil at Annie's Cortez Bait & Tackle said their cus-
tomers are still catching sheepshead and a few whiting.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 400 head of
vermilion snapper, Key West grunts and porgies. The
nine-hour trips averaged 50 head of mangrove, lane and
vermilion snapper and a few grouper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said his best bets for
the week included redfish, flounder, sheepshead and a
few mangrove snapper in the bays.
Capt. Phil Shields said the winds have kept him
in port more than he would like, but when he is able to
get offshore he's finding fair to excellent grouper fish-
ing on the reefs.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finding lots and lots of
sheepshead in the seven-pound range, a few bluefish
off the beaches and an occasional redfish.


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Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been able to catch
a few redfish around the docks and lots of sheepshead.
Capt. Mike Heistand on the boat Magic said he's
caught lane snapper, mangrove snapper, trigger fish,
amberjack, margates up to 10 pounds and a few keeper
grouper while offshore, and in the backwater have
mostly found sheepshead.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he managed to find some
real big reds last week and lots of sheepies, some up


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to six pounds.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said look to any of
the piers or bridges for sheepshead. A good hot-spot for
sheepies is the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He said he's
also heard reports of blue fish, permit and whiting from
off the beaches. Offshore, grouper fishing remains
steadily good, with lots of amberjack in the 70-pound
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Department of a van that had rolled off the seawall
near the New Pass Bridge. Station Cortez monitored
the situation in case any pollution discharge took
police. The van was removed without pollutants en-
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Shirley Otey, E.A.
Licensed by the U.S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS. 778"61


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OF ANNA MARIA
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'Heart' tales at library

featured for

preschoolers
"Stories From the Heart" will be featured at the
preschool storytime for preschoolers through first grad-
ers from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Pajamas, stuffed animals and big people with
big hearts are welcome.
For more information, call the library at 778-6341.


Penguin power
What's black and white and knows a lot about penguins? Michele Gabriele's second-grade class at our Island
school. To top off their study of penguins, the class held "Penguin Day" and came to school dressed in black and
white. Here's some "cool" facts about penguins- they've got 70 feathers per sq. in. to protect them from the cold
and water, and both mother and father penguins hatch their young by balancing their eggs on the top of their feet
then cover them with a warm roll offat from their bellies.


Gridiron jail break
Fifth-grade students Travis Weng, front, and Shawn
Wall help Anna Maria Elementary Coach Gene
Burr, not pictured, set up for a "Jail Break!" Jail
Break is a physical education game along the lines
offootball. If a participant's flag is pulled off by a
competitor during a play, that player goes to jail!


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room, finished storeroom and T-dock. $219,900.
KEY ROYALE...bayfront, 3BR/3.5BA, fireplaces,
heated pool, 50' dock. #DY68061. $589,000.
SAN JUAN... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA, room
for addition/pool. #DY67936. $137,500.
LOT... NW prime residential area in a community of
luxury homes. $41,900.
BAYVIEW 9 UNIT Bed & Breakfast. $392,000.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1- 4
511 77TH ST. HOLMES BEACH
Large master suite & family room with fireplace,
spacious living room, country kitchen, deep
pool, seawall, dock & davits. REDUCED TO
$299,000.

JUST REDUCED ... West of Gulf Drive and steps to the
beach. Zoned duplex, this home is located on a 100x100
corner lot. #67226. $154,900. Call Carol Heinze 792-5721.
TERN DRIVE ... 3BR/2BA home on a natural canal.
Recently remodeled kitchen, Florida room with fireplace,
plenty of citrus trees. #68627. $200,000. Call Roni


Karin Stephan
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941-778-0766
Mobile:
941-350-5844
Fax: 941- 778-3035 .
MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD...Open floor plan with bayviews, pool
with spa.. #KS66278. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with heated pool.
#KS67250. $179,900.
PERICO BAY...2BR/2BA unit overlooking Palma Sola Bay. Many
upgrades. #KS66624. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE... 3BR/3BA with fireplace, fruit trees, pool and boat
dock/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
SYCAMORE AVE... 4BR/3BA elegant home. Close to the Gulf.
#KS67913. $279,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR... 3BR/2BA on deep water canal with
dock. Pool and spa. $418,000.
CONCORD LANE... totally renovated 3BR/2BA with caged pool.
Turnkey furnished. $269,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE... fabulous views, 2BR/2BA, turnkey fur-
nished, steps to beach. $179,900.
LOT... 50x100 Island Bayview lot available. Build your own.
$80,000.
ISLAND PARADISE... luxury 2/3BR condos on the Gulf w/pan-
oramic views. $289,000. Maint. fees reduced to $274 monthly.


DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED,
MAKE AN OFFER NOW!
Martinique 2BR/2BA with storage
and garage. Glass enclosed lanai
Sand storm shutters. Heated pool,
tennis, secure lobby and elevator.
#59042. Reduced to $124,900.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR /CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist

McCuddin Price eves. 778-5585.
PINE BAY FOREST ... unique 2BR/2BA with loft. Pool,
sauna and tennis available. Enclosed lanai can be used
as den/office/bedroom. #66540. $92,000. Call T. Dolly
Young, eves. 778-5427.


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Teacher of the Year
Congratulations Debbie Bradyfor being elected Anna Maria
Elementary School's teacher of the year! Brady has been
teaching for four years all at our Island school after earning
a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Central
Florida. She teaches a second-and third-grade split class.
Brady is a native Floridian, born and raised in Titusville. She
lives with her husband, Chris, in Bradenton.


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DICK MAHER -
REALTOR
778-2261
Dick has been a major L -
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


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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294







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HOLMES BEACH CONTEMPORARY
Casually elegant in design and style, this 2 bed-
room, 2 bath island retreat offers an open concept
floor plan filled with space and light. The main
level features dramatic 16' ceilings, custom case-
ment windows, all white eat-in kitchen with ce-
ramic tiled floor, and attractive guest room and
bath. A solid oak staircase or paneled elevator
lead to the elegant master suite, which features
a magnificent bathroom with Jacuzzi and over-
size shower, private bayview veranda, and sepa-
rate laundry room. The lower level offers an ex-
pansive storeroom, workshop, double car garage,
plus garden plot and outside shower. Located
only steps to the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, this
premier property is being offered for sale with
One Year Homeowner's Warranty and is reason-
ably priced at only $239,500. Please call today for
your private showing!
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LOVELY ISLAND RETREAT
This inviting 3BR/2BA custom built home is hid-
den away on quiet Rose Street, situated within
easy walking distance of Anna Maria's breathtak-
ing north end beaches. Amenities include a tiled
entry foyer, tiled almond colored kitchen with half
domed ceiling and pantry, pretty plaster ceilings
with fans, private and spacious screened lanai
and enormous garage area, suitable for up to 6
cars. There is a ramp for wheelchair accessibil-
ity, newly painted cypress siding, easy car vinyl
soffits and very energy efficient insulation. In-
cludes interior stairway and handy upstairs laun-
dry room. Only $238,500.

CHOICE DUPLEX ZONED BUILDING LOT
This oversized high and dry building lot is located
in a lovely residential neighborhood of fine homes
and would offer glimpses of the sparkling Gulf of
Mexico from an elevated townhouse! Don't miss
this rare and wonderful offering! Priced at
$200,000 with possible terms.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"

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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gulford...778-2158 Monica Reld...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten 921-4130


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

Debbie Dial RMA4 Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
easinana HOLMES BEACH, FL.




Come ride with me!


We'll find your place in paradise.
When buying or selling, Ed can
make your Island Dream come true!
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR


Wagner
778-1751
Evenings


Realty Since 1939


2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
FL 34217


778-2246
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AFFORDABLE BEACH GETAWAY Bring your imagi-
nation to turn this 2BR/2BA Anna Maria home into your
private Island retreat. Only 3 blocks to beach and
handy to tennis. 8 ft. decorative ceilings, tile kitchen
and baths, terrazzo floors, glass enclosed lanai. Needs
new heat/AC. As is with loads of possibilities. Only
$139,900. Please call Judy Duncan at 778-1589.




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PERICO BAY CLUB. The best there is, 3BR/2BA
bayfront unit. This ground floor unit is beautifully appointed
with commanding views of both inland waterway and
Palma Sola Bay. Glass enclosed porch. Furniture nego-
tiable. $217,000. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.

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KEY ROYALE BAYOU Stunning refurbished 2BR/
2BA home with expansive water views near
intracoastal waterway. Over 2300 sq. ft. of open liv-
ing 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, cus-
tom window treatments. Priced at $385,000. Call
Carol R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.
Nous Parlons Frangais
Wir Sprechen Deutsch
Se Habla Espanol
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REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS _L.^


Sunday, Feb. 11 1 to 4 pm
Great Family Home
Gulf Bay Realty 405 73rd Street
ofAnna Maria Inc.
309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Holmes Beach


Gorgeous 3BR/2BA home with elevated deck.
Great room design with all white kitchen, ce-
ramic tile floors & carpet. 1800 s.f. of living area
and 900 s.f. of storage. $223,000.







Gulfstream Realty
5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.
I Robert Saint-Jean
"JE PARLE FRANCAIS"

4 BUYING OR SELLING,
CALL ON THE
CANADIAN EXPERT
CANALFRONT 2/2 CONDO .....................$109,900
CANALFRONT 3/3 CONDO .....................$145,000
1 ACRE BUILDING LOT ............................... $39,900
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2/2 ............ $61,500 & UP
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY NOON TO 3PM











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.


SUPER LOCATION. Close to the beach,
beautifully upgraded. 2BR/2B and 3BR/2B
duplex, large porches and utility rooms.
Excellent income potential. $189,900.
Janet Bellingar, 727-7870 or Kathleen
Slayter, 792-8826.
PICTURE BOOK HOME on Holmes Beach. Deep water canal.
View the Sunshine Skyway from master suite deck. Two fireplaces,
fabulous kitchen, 2-car garage, 3 large porches. $389,000.
Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826 or Janet Bellingar, 727-7870.
GREAT BEACH RETREAT. Gorgeous bay views. Just 1/2
block to beach and bay. Architect designed for duplex or single
family. Tumkey fumished. $185,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200 or
Phyllis Garfinkel, 351-5473.
KALEIDOSCOPE SUNSETS. Panoramic view, 2BR/2B condo-
minium, formal living room, mirrored-wall dining room, appli-
ance-filled kitchen, den or 3rd bedroom, turkey fumished, pool.
Excellent income potential. $199,900. Barry or Kimberly
Charles,795-1273.
GULF-FRONT CONDOMINIUM on Anna Maria Island. Special
2BR/2B unit. 2 pools, shuffleboard. For owner occupancy or as
investment property. $229,900. Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438.
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESIDENCE with
panoramic view. 3BR/3B, fireplace in great room, 55' +/- wrap-
around porch. Professionally landscaped. $795,000. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929.
FURNISHED SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTALS on Anna
Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach. Contact Barbara
Milian, 778-2275.
COQUINA BEACH CLUB. Lovely Gulf-side studio, washer/
dryer in unit. Covered parking, community pool. $595.00 per
week. Available 3/3 3/30.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE. Spacious 1BR/1B. Gulf-front.
$800.00 per week. Available 3/1 3/15.


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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to assist in finding your
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
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Mark it on your Calendar!!
Island Real Estate's Tour of Homes
Sunday, February 11 1 to 4 pm
Here's what you'll get to see...
* Water's Edge Condo #204, 5806 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA. $169,000.
* 508 69th Street, Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA. $169,900.
* 866 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 3BR/2BA. $179,500.
* 504 83rd Street, Holmes Beach. Canalfront 2BR/2BA. $179,900.
S3045 Mariners Cove Condo. Intracoastal waterway, 3BR/2BA. $249,500.
* 618 South Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Bayfront, 3BR/1BA. $349,000.
* 605 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Bayou, 2BR/2BA, 2,645 sq. ft. $349,500.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT HOMEWATCH SERVICE
DROP BY OUR OFFICE FOR MAPS AND ADDITIONAL OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION!


ANNA MARIA DUPLEX Well main-
tained duplex on north end of Anna
Maria Island. Walking distance to Gulf
beaches. Large owner side with Mexican
tile and other upgrades. Offered at
$178,000. Call Dave Moynihan.


WALK TO BEACH without crossing any
streets to get there. This 3 or 4BR home is
a solid, old style Florida, concrete structure.
On a large lot with shade and fruit trees,
this home is offered at $249,900. This one
won't last! Drive by 120 White Ave., and
then call Bill Alexander for details.


ISLAND CONDOS
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB......... 2/2 ............. GULFFRONT......... CALL DAVE ...... $189,500
COQUINA MOORINGS...................2/2 ............... BAYFRONT......... CALL DAVE...... $182,500
GULF CABINS.............................. 2/2 ............. GULFFRONT ............ CALL ED ...... $174,500
PERICO ISLAND .....................2/2................ LAKEVIEW.. CALL SUZANNE ...... $126,500
RUNAWAY BAY ............................. 2/2 ...... GROUND FLOOR ....... CALL JERRY ...... $119,900
ISLAND VILLAGE .......................... 2/2 ................ SPACIOUS ......... CALL DAVE ...... $119,500
RUNAWAY BAY........................... 2/2 ......... LAGOON VIEW....... CALL JERRY...... $117,900
PERICO BAY CLUB........................ 2/2 ...................... VIEWS .. CALL SUZANNE...... $112,000
IMPERIAL HOUSE ......................2/1 ............. UPGRADED ............ CALL ED ........ $99,900
BRIDGEPORT ................................ 2/2 ................GULFVIEW ......... CALL DAVE ........ $89,900
RUNAWAY BAY............................. 1/1 ......... LAGOON VIEW.............. CALL ED ........ $78,900
IMPERIAL HOUSE ......................... 2/1 ............... VERY NICE .. CALL SUZANNE ........ $78,000

ISLAND HOMES
120 WHITE AVE ............................ 4/2 STEPS TO GULF ................... CALL BILL ...... $249,900
2107 AVENUE A ............................ 3/2 .......... BAYVIEW ............ CALL ED/DAVE...... $235,000
2408 AVE B ................................... 2/1 .. GREAT VALUE ............... CALL DAVE ........ $79,900
ISLAND APARTMENTS/DUPLEX
114 8TH ST SO. ............... 2/1 EACH SIDE/BAYFRONT............. CALL DAVE............ $389,900
2305-07 GULF DRIVE ............................ 5 UNITS ..................... CALL DAVE ............ $359,000
2400 AVENUE C ................................ FOURPLEX ..................... CALL DAVE ............ $279,500
93 NORTH SHORE DRIVE........... 2/2 EACH SIDE .................... CALL DAVE............ $178,000
307 66TH ST. ........................................ DUPLEX ....................... CALL BILL ............ $139,900

LOTS
230 SO. HARBOR................. CANALFRONT-BAYVIEWS ................ CALL DAVE ......$147,500
123 51ST ST ....................................... ZONED DUPLEX ...................... CALL ED ...... $139,900


PERICO BAY CLUB
SPECIALIST



Selling & Listing
all of Perico Bay
Call Me Today!
778-6066


MARILYN
TREVETHAN
REALTOR
Home: 792-8477
Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.


6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
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JUST LISTEDI Townhouse with 2 car
garage steps to beach! 3BR/2BA, new
carpet, freshly painted, great storage
area or craft room. $156,500.


CANALFRONT BEST BUYI Unique
Anna Maria canalfront home with endless
possibilities! 3BR/2BA, great views down
the canal, boat dock, screened porch and
more! $169,900.


TIP OF THE ISLAND is where you'll find BACK ON THE MARKET ... buyers loss
this unique beach style cottage with large is your gain! Adorable Anna Maria home
yard and many shade trees. Across on 2 large lots has 2BR, garage and lots
street from great beach and fishing pier of charm. Across street from Community
in Anna Maria. REDUCED $179,500. Center- perfect for kids! $152,000.


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NORDIC TRACK WALK FIT like new. $200 with own-
ers guide and video instruction tape. Call 792-4233.
PAIR 5' GLASS sliding doors with hurricane film, track,
screen- vertical blind. $150. 778-1168.
REFRIGERATOR 19 PLUS cu. ft., gold side by side
with ice maker. Good condition. $225. 66" walnut wall
unit. $75. 778-4552.
FRIDGE/FREEZER large size, almond, working. Rusty
case, suitable for garage/farm. $50. Patio sliding win-
dow 6' x 6'6". $50. 778-9480.
LEATHER PADDED wheelchair recliner, removable
tray, like new. $800 new, make offer. 778-0097.
MICROWAVE PANASONIC turntable, excellent condi-
tion. $60. Call 778-3556 after 5:30.
THE LORD'S WAREHOUSE. Longboat Key's unique
new thrift shop. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Open 9 3,
Mon. Sat. 383-4738.
EXOTICA JUST IN TIME for Valentines Day, many
styles, sexy lingerie, dresses and accessories. Exotica
is where romance begins. At 10110 Cortez Rd. West.
Exotica is like no other boutique in Bradenton. Exotica,
795-8405, 11 am to 9 pm and Sundays 12 to 5. Exotica
brings lingerie to life. Come get your free rose.
VCR, TV, STEREO and computer repair. Under $49.95
in most cases. Free in shop estimates, 30 years expe-
rience. VCR Clinic, 10018 Cortez Rd. 795-5324.
WISH TO BUY quality estate fumiture for home just pur-
chased in Anna Maria. Quality important. 778-8301.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


YARD SALE, Sat., Feb. 10, 9 am. Household items, TV,
stereo, books, clothing, etc. 306 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria City. .
BODINE & FRIENDS annual sale. Sat., Feb. 10, 8 am.
Furniture, clothing, household, sinks, Jenn-Air, fans,
misc. 607 North Bay.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Feb. 10, 8 to 4. 1920's furniture,
twin bedroom complete, ironwork garden fumiture, plus.
702 Fem, Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE Thu., Fri., Sat. Feb. 8, 9 & 10. Wicker
& rattan living room, dining room and lanai furniture.
Some misc. Perico Bay Club. 794-6472.
YARD SALE Sat., Feb. 10, 9 to 3. Household, clothes,
toaster oven, golf balls, misc. 8304 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 9 & 10. No early birds.
Lots of goodies. 313 Magnolia Ave.
WANTED WINTER RESIDENTS against the high
bridge to clean out their closets. Reuseable items of all
kinds wanted for Save Anna Maria, Inc. rummage sale
to be held Feb. 10 in the Privateers' Thieves' Market.
All proceeds dedicated to SAM's legal fund against the
high bridge at Manatee Ave. Drop off items at Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr. or call Joy Courtney at 778-5405
for pick up or info.


PRIVATEERS' THIEVES' MARKETS, Feb. 10, Mar. 9,
Holmes Beach City Hall field. Arts & crafts, flea market,
antiques. Reserve your space now. $15 per market. For
info call 778-5777.


BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7 pm. 3 cards $1.50.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd and
Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
ANNA MARIA RESIDENTS support Save Anna Maria.
Vote yes to keep the low bridge. Read bridge referen-
dum carefully.
SELF EMPLOYED or small business owner! Low cost
health coverage sponsored by American Small Busi-
ness Association. Call Arnold 746-1566 or 794-0567.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
"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 CHEVY ASTRO VAN air, hitch, cruise. Good con-
dition, work type. $5,200. 778-3079.
MUST SACRIFICE 1995 Buick Skylark, only 6,000
miles, like new. Fully loaded, excellent condition. For-
est green with beige interior. $15,000. Call 794-1199.
DELORIAN 83 $10,000 trade OBO. Air boat $50.
Motor home 30', new engine. $7,500. 778-4523/


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
1990.
JET SKI RENTALS Cheapest in Florida! Service to your
door. Call (941)751-6489 for details.
1970 15' BOWRIDER, solid hull, w/60 hp Johnson,
fresh water until Mar. '95. Needs work, have manual.
No trailer. $150. 778-5617.
16' SAILBOAT FOR SALE with small outboard engine.
Good condition. $700. 778-8357.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.


BREAKFAST COOK needed 5 or 6 days. Also needed,
kitchen help or line cook 3 to 11 pm. Apply in person
only 3 to 6 pm, Tue. Sat. Rebecca's Bistro, 103 Gulf
Dr., Bradenton Beach.
BABYSITTING EXPERIENCED adult will baby sit in my
home evenings and weekends. 778-6509.
BUCCANEER INN RESTAURANT. Now accepting
applications for broiler, saute, prep, valet, servers, cock-
tails. Apply in person. 595 Dream Island Road,
Longboat Key.


THE CITY OF HOLMES BEACH is accepting resumes
for the position of Superintendent of Public Works/
Building Official. The Superintendent is the head of the
Public Works Dept. which currently has 7 full time em-
ployees. The Superintendent reports to and serves at
the pleasure of the Mayor with concurrence of the City
Council. The successful candidate should have Build-
ing Official certification and possess skills as both a
Public Works Director and Building Official. This is a
"hands on job" doing building plan reviews, permitting
& inspections, administering zoning regulations and on
going maintenance of streets, sidewalks, canals, drains
and beaches. Must be skilled in communication, com-
munity relations, administrative leadership, organiza-
tional development and interpersonal relations. Salary
range $26,332 $38,396. Detailed resume, including
references, should be submitted to : Mayor, City of
Holmes Beach, 5901 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL.
34217. The City of Holmes Beach is a drug free work-
place. Pre-employment drug testing required. The City
of Holmes Beach is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, religion,
national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status or
veteran status of any individual.
KITCHEN AND COUNTER help, part time, some week-
ends. Apply at Key Royale Golf Course, Holmes
Beach.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you can give a few
hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.


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

MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. 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.

INCOME TAX SERVICE Call Laurie Miller at 778-2844.

DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE depend-
able cleaning services for homes, offices, condos and
rentals. Call Rick 778-2864.

INCOME TAX SERVICE. Over 30 years experience.
Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.

KT'S HIGH PRESSURE water cleaning. Decks, alumi-
num siding, side walks, docks, driveways. Mobile
homes double wide $55, single wide $45. Kevin
Walters (941) 794-5381. Insured.

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

MOBILE AUTO REPAIR local Island resident with 20
years experience can repair your car or light truck. Call
for estimate. 387-8336.


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LOVELY MODERN HOME
Newer home, complete with boat dock in family neighbor-
hood. 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 DrivP 0 Box 717 Ana Mada. FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICEI THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
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MARCH VACATION RENTAL
703 Fern, City of Anna Maria, north end of island. An out-
standing remodeling job has created this most delightful 3
bedroom, 2 bath, carport, single family home. Fully equipped
to include skylight in kitchen, washer/dryer, bikes, VCR, and
beautiful fenced-in back yard. Steps to beach. $1800.

Doug o
Dowling ow
Realty AnniM.
770-1222
778-1222


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DON'T OVERLOOK THESE
PROPERTIES!
2BR/2BA spacious canal home with view of
complete canal. One owner property. $239,500.
3BR/2BA elevated home nestled in the pines
and close to beach! Asking $190,000.
3BR/1BA charming older home built on two lots!
Add-on room and room for pool. $182,500.
Please call Marie Franklin to see these great
properties!


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'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed, bonded.
Experience professional cleaning. Residential & com-
mercial. Homes, condos, rentals and businesses. Ex-
cellent references. Call for estimate or appointment.
Beverly 778-1945.

COMPUTER SUPPORT Training, troubleshooting,
consulting, repairs, Internet installations, Web pages,
backups, data entry, other computer services available.
Call 778-9271 anytime.


ALTERATIONS, CLOTHING REDESIGN, custom
clothes by Pegi Lynn. Original in home service available
by appointment. 798-3116.


ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and the
best results from classified ads and service advertising!


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.
CARPET, VINYL TILE. Sold, installed and repaired.
Free estimates, excellent prices. All workmanship guar-
anteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381.


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.

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1 TO 4 SUNDAY, FEB 11
518 BAYVIEW DR. LONGBOAT KEY
Spacious open floor plan overlooks canal and wild-
life habitat owned by city. Dramatic modern kitchen.
Uniquely beautiful home, a pleasure to see.
$210,000. Approximately one mile south of
Longboat Pass Bridge.

Yvonne Higgins
REALTOR
778-7777
or 1-800-318-5752


GULFSTREAM REALTY


NEW LISTING!
KEY ROYALE BEAUTY
Well maintained 2BR/2BA home on wide canal
complete with large caged pool. Remodeled
kitchen, dome lighting and new appliances.
Open floor plan provides view of pool and canal.
Offered at $219,000. Call Pat Jackson eves.
778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Amna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
H ., ,,(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, design
service, quality, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450. (941)
795-1947.

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.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, roof coating and re-
pairs, carpentry, dry wall repairs, painting. TV and
phone jacks installed. Island Home Repairs. 778-0410.
CUSTOM HOME MAINTENANCE, inside and out,
cleaning, painting, lawn care, etc. Responsible couple
at your service. 779-2151.
WALTERS SERVICES Remodeling, carpentry, repairs
of all kinds. Seamless guttering. 40 years of quality
work. Call Tom. 794-5381.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.

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

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott


Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.


6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066


[ MLS 6_S

CONTACT
BOB FITTRO
REALTOR
778-6066


1-800-865-0800



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DIRECT GULFFRONT LOT on the beach,
city and state say buildable, make offer.
$350,000.
GULF SANDS new: tile, carpet, cabinets, paint.
2BR/2BA, Gulffront unit, turnkey furnished.
$199,000.
WATERS EDGE Gulffront views from every
room, 1BR/den, 1 1/2 BA, furnished.
$184,900.
WATERS EDGE beautifully furnished, 2BR/
2BA, some Gulf views, great rental. $169,000.
BAYOU WATE S Seaside Court,
2BR/2cing a possibility, private
boa'I .119,000.
SHELL COVE unit on the beach, 2BR/1BA,
great rental. $117,900.


AVAILABLE First 3 weeks of March only! Fully fur-
nished beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot and park-
ing. $450 per week or all 3 weeks $1,000 includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.

MARCH VACANCY.Duplex 1BR/1BA, close to shop-
ping and restaurants, 1 block to nice Gulf beach in
South Holmes Beach. $375 per week includes utilities,
cable and phone. 778-2832.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.

SIX MONTH RENTAL. 3BR/2BA and spacious great
room design. Choice neighborhood near beach. Only
$850 mo. plus utilities. Call Anna Maria Realty, 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.

GULF FRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able weekly in Mar. & Apr. $500. 778-2832.

DUPLEX WATERFRONT View of Intracoastal, walk to
Bradenton Beach. Large 2BR, dock, davits, f/b yard,
secluded, modern. Annual $750 mo. Immediate occu-
pancy. 813-539-5586 or (813) 784-3679.
TROPICAL GARDEN, heated pool, 2BR/2BA condos,
Casa Sieira. Available Apr. 778-0032.

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

BAYOU CONDO, ground floor. 2BR/1BA waterfront,
private dock, bayview. Available Apr. and May. $1,500
mo. (941) 299-6336.



BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
REAL ESTATE

SWAGNE2 REALTY 9
\ 778-2246
(800) 211-2323


WATCH THE SUNSET
From your top floor, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA condo
with direct Gulf view. Convenient location, unbeatable
price. $119,500. Call Ken Rickett 778-3026.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Hard to top this 2BR/2BA water
view home anywhere on the Island. 100x100 ft. lot right on
the Intracoastal waterway. Newly remodeled in 1993. New
appliances, elevator, garage, carport, boat docks and more.
Priced to sell at $399,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
THE WATERWAY Decorator done exquisite 3BR/3BA
top floor unit with large boat dock. Must see! Complex in-
cludes tennis, pool, work-out room and more. Good location
and view. $145,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026,
VIEW OF GULF & BAY 2BR/2BA top floor end unit
Only steps to beach. Turnkey furnished, pool, spa, tennis
and boat dock. $122,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.


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JULIE McCLURE


aHousehold
Sales

S I Antique And
SJ Personal
Property
,JB Appraisals
Consultations

My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy 's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
I Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7781345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
ANDSATISIFACTION

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


MULCH STONE SHELL SOD

istom Trucking
Free Estimates 778-1497
"HAULING BOAT DELIVERY

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
SCoastal Design Specialists
SCustom Luxury Homes
SAdditions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience



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



REMODELING


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* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
* DECKS & MORE


ARPENTRY CALL KITWELSCH

SERVICES 778-5230
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Gary F. Deffenbaugh yEdarrlaine
ticensed-Bonded.Insurd Den 7 6aU
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
Auto-Home-Commercial
L OCKS Residential-Commercial
LEKEY*NSTAC MASTER Interior & Exterior
REKEYeINSTALL* MASTER Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594 ASIs 778-5594 778-3468
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Painting
*Pressure Ckeaning
Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
*Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


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FEB., MAR. Seasonal now available due to cancella-
tion. 2BR/2BA condo, laundry, pool, garage. Just re-
modeled, 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.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, 2BR/2BA, lovely & spacious
with deck and garage. Steps to beach. $700 mo. Gulf
Bay Realty 778-7244.

BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house. Panoramic
view, available Apr. due to cancellation. Full month/
weekly. Also Dec. 96 Jan. 97. (813) 920-5595.s
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available in
March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.
WHY RENT? 2BR/2BA condo, turnkey furnished. Beau-
tiful beach, tennis, heated pool. Neal & Neal Realtors.
Helen White 778-2261 eves. 778-6956.
FEB. & MAR. STILL AVAILABLE
We still have a few select winter vacation rentals. Very
nice and fully equipped. $1,500 $2,400. Hurry! Green
Real Estate. (941) 778-0455.

HOLMES BEACH clean 1BR apartment, view of Gulf.
Six months only. $625 mo. utilities included. Nov. 1 to
May 1. (941) 778-0097.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/1BA, across street
form Gulf. Wtr/cable included, no pets. Must see. 1st,
last, and deposit. Phone 778-7665.
GULFVIEW COTTAGES Small dead end St. along
Gulf. 3BR, $1,800 mo./$700 wk. 2BR $1,600 moJ$650
wk. Available next winter and off season. 778-0990.

SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly accom-
modations. Fully furnished. Walk to beach, post office,
restaurants. Magnolia apartments. 778-2627. Visit our
gift shop.


STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, partially
fumished/optional. $525 mo. 1st, last, security. No pets.
778-1345.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR in H.B., nice! 2 blocks from
Gulf. $400 mo. + util. + $400 security. 778-4084, 778-
6541 or pager 569-1591.
SECLUDED SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
Pool, covered parking, Bayview. Available Apr. $900
mo. 6 9 mo. lease. Jan., Feb., Mar. '97, 3 mo. $5,500.
723-6802.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA + den. $575 mo. Wagner
Realty. 778-2246.
2BR APARTMENT, bath, kitchen, carport, living room.
$450 annual. 310 57th St., Holmes Beach. 778-5825.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex. $600
mo. up & $700 mo. down + utilities. Will consider pets.
Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors. 778-0770.
KEY ROYALE spacious 2BR/2BA canalfront home.
Breakfast area, family room, large screened porch,
pool, elec & water at dock, 2 car garage. $1,350 mo.
annual. Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors. 778-0770.
SEASONAL/YEARLY 1BR/1BA, 2 story, garage,
washer/dryer, no pets. Steps to beach. $1,200 mo. in-
cludes utilities. (813) 985-6765.
GREAT SEASONAL 2BR/1BA, 1 block to beach. West
of Gulf Dr. Nice furnishings. Available Mar. 1. $1,600
mo. 778-6427.
WHY RENT? 2BR/2BA condo, furnished, beautiful
beach, tennis, heated pool. $169,900. Neal & Neal
Realtors. Helen White 778-2261, eves. 778-6956.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment, close
to beach and shopping. 1st, last, and security. 778-
0217. Available Mar. 1, no pets.
SIMPLY CHARMING North Anna Maria. Newly reno-
vated, 3BR/2BA beach cottage. November April,
1997. Drive by 806 Jacaranda then call 748-6110.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR duplex on
Holmes Beach. Fenced yard, patio. Small pet, smoker,
kids OK. (I babysit). 778-2234.


IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY, 2BR/1BA apartment, at-
tractive and well maintained. Anna Maria City, block
from Gulf beach. 1st, last, security. Annual, no pets.
Small yard. 778-3628.
WANTED TO RENT. Established expert remodeling
contractor looking for 1 or 2 BR house or duplex to rent.
Will consider house to fix up for reasonable rent. 2 yr
lease minimum. Must have storage. 778-5617.
CANCELLATION AVAILABLE Mar. & Apr. Fully fur-
nished 1BR/1BA. $1,000 mo. Also, annual 1BR/1BA
beautiful all new interior. 1st + dep. 778-2126.
ANNUAL DARLING 2BR/1BA apartment, peak at
Gulf, unfurnished. $650 mo water included. Gulf Bay
Realty. 778-7244.
SEASONAL RENTAL, H.B. 2BR fumished house, kitchen
fully equipped, cable, washer/dryer, hot tub, large lanai w/
wet bar. Steps to beach with beautiful tropical yard in quiet
neighborhood. Avail. now (941) 778-0311.

INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
Free Estimates
25 Years Experience
S 30 Years Island Resident
all Jim Bickal 778-1730

$ale
The Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island
Sat., February 10, 1996 9 am to 1 pm
At the: AMI Community Center
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria


BODYWORx FITNESS!
Step Aerobics Tone
Mon, Tues & Thurs 6:30-7:30pm
At the Bradenton Beach Fire Station 2nd St. N.
Outdoor Walk & Tone Twice a Month
CALL FOR SCHEDULE 6& LOCATION QERI TRAVIS 779-2129
V Fitness Consulting also available


For Your Island Home Paint Needs

ISLAND
PAINT WORKS

*Interior/Exterior 9 Years Experience
Privately Owned New Construction
Residential/Local Business Repaints

BILL ROMBERGER 778-7821





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COMMUNITY ELECTRIC
NEW DO-IT-YOURSELF
CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES
FREE EXPERT ADVICE
Call David Parrish Call
792-5207 798-3095

7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
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TWO FURNISHED VACATION rentals ideal for single
or couple. Avail. now. Gulfview studio $350 wk. Key
Royale apt. $1,600 mo. 778-6126- 778-6127.


OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Feb. 11.1 to 4. 3BR/2BA.
Tampa Bay beachfront. 812 South Bay Boulevard,
Anna Maria. 778-1239.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Feb. 11, 1 to 5. Westbay Cove
#113. 2/2, 1st floor comer unit with Bayview. Updated,
ceramic tile, Berber carpet, dome ceiling in kitchen,
extended living area (1,444 sq. ft.), newly painted. Call
Bob & Lu Rhoden, Neal & Neal Realtors. 778-2261,
after hours 778-2692 or toll free (800) 422-6325.
2BR/2BA SPACIOUS HOME for sale. Sunday viewing
only, 2 to 5 pm. Rita Clark 778-5814.
WANTED PRINCIPLE desires small, Gulffront or
Gulfview, Bayfront or Bayview home. Call NY (516)
589-3943. Leave message.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA, split design, lanai, large dock,
double garage, circle driveway. Info call 778-0017.
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.
$229,000. (941) 778-9107 or 778-6774.
ANNA MARIA BUILDING LOT w/view across from
beach. Will work with Realtors, owner has plans.
$119,900.778-5842.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.
PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA condo. Beautiful
beach, tennis, heated pool. Neal & Neal Realtors, Helen
White 778-2261, eves. 778-6956.
LARGE & SUNNY! 2BR/2BA, condo, corner unit,,
Gulfview. Gorgeous beach, heated pool, $227,000. Neal
& Neal Realtors. Helen White 778-2261, eves. 778-6956.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Newly remodeled
inside and out. $134,000. 2103 Ave. B., Bradenton
Beach. 778-1353.
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55 OR OLDER live steps from beach in 1BR mobile
home, renovated to cute beach house. Newly fumished
in rattan with new fumace and shower. Serious buyer
wanted. Phone 778-6807 after 6 pm.
TIRED OF ALL THE FUSS ABOUT BRIDGES?
Move to the other end of the Cortez Bridge (near the
Seafood Shack). Spacious luxury 3BR condo (1,835
sq. ft.). Your own 40' dock on protected deep water ca-
nal. You can still walk to beach. Two heated pools, ten-
nis, park like grounds, elevator. Asking $219,000.
Irongate Realty Inc. 756-8818.

BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA home. Panoramic view, caged
pool, boat davits, large lot. $395,000. Neal & Neal
Realtors. Helen White 778-2261, eves. 778-6956.
CASH BUYER WANTS to purchase lakefront Perico
Bay villa from owner only. 778-4938. After 2/15/96,
(614) 881-5404.
BEAUTIFUL BAYVIEW HOME 2 years old. Large
screened porch. 2/3BR 2BA. Drive by 2202 Ave. A,
Bradenton Beach. $229,900. 778-2960.
CONDO FOR SALE Bayview Terrace, Bradenton
Beach. Ground floor, 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, pool. Will
rent to own. Seller financing, small down payment.
$61,500.778-1546.
PALMA SOLA BLVD. 3BR/2BA, fireplace, caged pool,
central heat and air, sprinkler system, ceiling fans and
more. 794-3161. $149,500.
GULFFRONT PROPERTY for sale. 200x 110.778-5815.
BEAUTIFUL BAYVIEW COTTAGE, 2/2 on a comer lot.
Only $139,900. Contact Sandy Greiner or Barbara
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PERICO BAY CLUB. 2/2 villa with garage, decorator
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EiE PAGE 36 N FEBRUARY 8, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

WITH COMPLIMENTS 1 12 13 14 L5 1 17 Is 0 9 11n0 1 2

BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Deception
5 "This Gun for
Hire" star, 1942
9 Fires
13 Story,
sometimes
18 White-spotted
rodent
19 "O.K."
20 Cowboy's lasso
22 Bringing ruin
23 Compliment for
Ken Griffey Jr.?
25 Killer whales
26 Bigger than
big
27 Volunteer's
words
28 Air conditioner
abbr.
29 Compliment for
Mickey Rooney?
31 Compliment for
Frankenstein's
monster?
34 Disinclined
35 Unsteady on
one's feet
36 Not beyond
39 School founded
in 1440
43 Dig in
45 Missile
launcher
47 First name in TV
comedy
48 Brief


49 Classical
meeting sites
52 Block houses?
54 Pacify
57 Board game
from India: Var.
60 "At Seventeen"
singer Janis
61 10-stringed lyre
62 Kind of center
63 Attack
64 Expect
65 Sum total
67 Compliment for
Wyatt Earp?
70 Noted Corsican
family name
73 "The Crying
Game" actor
74 Bartender's
supply
76 Mirror
77 "- the calmly
gathered
thought":
Whittier
78 "Roll--
bones"
79 Capable of
changing
82 Queen's Cup,
e.g.
84 French wine
center
86 Rush hour
shortage
87 --Fox
88 --Japanese
War
90 Hamelin helper
93 Kind of brain
94 Reliever's goal
95 Computer
access code


97 The time being
100 Testifies
102 Compliment for
E.T.?
106 Compliment for
Alessandro
Volta?
111 Hotel ending
112 Early TV drama
sponsor
113 Father-in-law of
Jacob
114 "The Wild Duck"
dramatist
115 Compliment for
Steffi Graf?
117 Public enemy
No. 1,1933
118 Rose and others
119 Otherwise
120 Biol. subject
121 "What !"
122 Libertine
123 "N.Y.P.D. Blue"
offs.
124 Eyelid problem
DOWN
1 Indulge
2 "- talk?"
(comedy line)
3 Chemical
catalysts
4 "The Song of the
Earth" composer
5 Canadian pol.
label
6 Clear--
7 Fourth in a
series
8 Fooling
9 Puts pressure on
10 Yorkshire river


11 Ocean
compound
12 Played for time
13 Underway
14 Debut at Turin,
2/1/1896
15 Particular
16 Low
17 TV's "- Three
Lives"
21 Compliment for
Mary Lou
Retton?
24 Glamour rival
30 W.W. II heroes:
Abbr.
32 Men
33 Spin
37 Caddie's
offering
38 Composer-
Pr6s
40 Miss topper
41 Attack
42 Family reunion
member
43 Psychic's field
44 standstill
46 Name add-on
50 part
(role-plays)
51 Olympics event
53 Ribbon holder of
song
55 Bassanio's love
56 Take for oneself
58 Off-base
59 Compliment for
the Marquis de
Sade?
61 Before the
present
64 Archeological
datum
65 "So!"
66 Actress Scacchi


68 "Am--
blame?"
69 Minor-league,
maybe
70 Zingers
71 Milieu of
99-Down
72 Israeli region
75 Sales tax in
some states
78 Lateen-rigged
boat


79 Its scientific
name is Naja
haje
80 Go (for)
81 That: Sp.
83 Sunken spaces
84 Hosp. personnel
85 Assisted, in a
way
89 Practices
teetotalism
91 Commit


92 Down Under 104 nothing
bounder of
95 favor 105 Dispatch
96 Hans Christian 106 Code word for
Andersen's "A"
birthplace 107 Conceal, as a
98 Litter-free card
99 "Master Class" 108 Kind of pipe
subject 109 Racketeer's
101 Sells by machine org.?
103 Fraserof 110 Request
50's-60's tennis 116 Nice article


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