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Anna Maria's 'Fast Eddie' charged with theft
By David Futch
Missing in action since 1992, Edwin B. "Fast
Eddie" Porter was arrested in Michigan and charged
with 10 felony theft counts stemming from his failure
to pay the state of Florida $430,582 in sales taxes.
Porter, 54, the former owner of Fast Eddie's Place
restaurant in Anna Maria City, was arrested Oct. 30 at
his home in East Port, Mich., by Michigan state police.
Lori Doganiero, assistant prosecutor with Florida
Department of Revenue's Office of Statewide Prosecu-
tion, said Porter was charged with six counts of second-
degree felony theft and four counts of third-degree
He faces up to 4 1/2 years in prison and the state
hopes to recoup the sales tax money plus interest, pen-
alties and investigative costs, Doganiero said.
The state is seeking $991,278.62, she said.
"There's no chance he can pay it back, but discov-
By David Futch
Llewellyn Johnson of Anna Maria City recycles his
old newspapers, plastic bottles and glass at the city's
four recycling containers on Pine Avenue.
Johnson is in the minority.
"I do it all the time. I don't mind it. But I hear my
neighbors say it's too far to go to haul it to Pine," he
said. "I think if we had curbside pickup for recycling
then a lot more people would do it. Look at Holmes
Beach. Every Wednesday almost every house has one
of those blue recycling bins in front of it."
Johnson is in accord with nationwide trends when
it comes to recycling.
Each month with maximum recycling participa-
tion, an average 100-unit apartment or condominium
has the following positive impact on our environment:
Save 21.93 30-foot trees
Save 8,389 kilowatts of electricity
Save 26.86 cubic yards of landfill space
Reduce 77.4 pounds of air pollution
In terms of recycling paper, 4,100 kilowatts of
electricity is saved for each ton recycled while 60
pounds of air pollution is reduced.
Steel cans can be recycled to reduce mining wastes
by about 70 percent. It takes four times as much energy
to make steel from virgin ore.
Annually, enough energy is saved by recycling
steel to supply Los Angeles with almost a decade worth
A ton of glass produced from raw materials creates
384 pounds of mining waste. Using 50 percent recycled
glass cuts it by 75 percent.
Recycling glass reduces air pollution by up to 20
percent and saves 25-30 percent of the energy used to
make glass from virgin materials.
At the current pace, Americans will be generating 222
million tons of waste by the year 2000. Currently about
130 million tons of waste ends up in landfills each year.
In 1992, a whopping 26 percent of landfill owners
said their landfills would be full in less than three years.
Environmental Protection Agency regulations pro-
vide minimum standards for the nation's public and
private landfills. It involves the use of composite lin-
ers and having an elaborate monitoring system.
The cost of the enacting new regulations result in a
dramatic increase in the cost of new landfills. The regu-
lations also require local governments to come up with
enough money to close and cap old landfill sites and per-
form care and maintenance for 30 years after closure.
With these sort of doomsday numbers, recycling
For more on recycling, please see page four.
ery will tell. Our objective is to recoup L
some of the money."
Porter allegedly failed to pay the sales I
taxes from six Florida restaurants he owned
under the Fast Eddie's name that capitalized
on the motto, "Warm Beer and Lousy
His 500-seat Anna Maria City restau-
rant was the flagship of the company and
closed Dec. 21, 1992, following a foreclo-
sure by its major lien holder, First Union
Bank of Florida.
When employees arrived on Dec. I
20, 1992, they were told the restaurant L-
would close. Many felt that Porter had Porter
Almost 150 employees were out of ajob days before
Christmas and later some said they lost health insurance
benefits and defaulted on home mortgages because they
couldn't find work.
Ruth Crossley believes it cost her hus-
band Arnie his larynx and later his life to
cancer. In a July 15, 1993, article in The Is-
lander Bystander, Crossley said Porter
& failed to pay premiums on his employees'
health insurance and that her husband re-
ceived a notice from Porter's insurance car-
Srier that benefits had ceased on July 1, 1992.
Because of his insurance problems,
Arnie Crossley was unable to get the
medical attention he needed when his
family doctor recommended he see a
1 I throat specialist. Ultimately he had his
larynx and a large neck tumor removed -
but only through the generosity of a
PLEASE SEE FAST EDDIE, NEXT PAGE
DARK SAND MAY DIMINISH LONGBOAT'S ALLURE
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Longboat Key beach renourishment begins
Longboat Key's beach renourishment project began Monday as workers with Weeks Marine began moving sand
onto the beach near the Bayport Condominium at mid-key. The $5.5 million project consists of moving 827,777
cubic yards of sand from offshore sites onto a three-mile-long stretch of Longboat near the Manatee-Sarasota
county line. The project also will feature five fabric "sand sausages" and a 2,000-foot-long sand "sill" that will be
placed offshore in an attempt to keep sand on the beach. The renourishment project is expected to be completed by
February. By the way, the dark color should fade as the sun bleaches the sand. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Holmes Beach crosswalk crackdown
By Pat Copeland
Drivers be aware!
New crosswalks will be springing up in Holmes
Beach. Current ones will be refurbished and police will
be watching them.
"We want people to be aware that we will do ev-
erything we can to make people realize we're a heavy
pedestrian area," Police Chief Jay Romine stressed.
"We're going to enforce the laws as they relate to
If a pedestrian steps into the crosswalk he has the
right of way and the driver must stop or face a fine of
"We encourage pedestrians to use common sense,"
Romine noted. "Don't just assume the driver will stop
and step in front of a car. However, if we see a pedes-
trian in the crosswalk and a car doesn't stop, we'll take
New crosswalks are slated for Marina Drive at 66th
Street and 56th Street and at Gulf Drive and 85th Street.
Crosswalks to be refurbished are between the Is-
land Shopping Center and the bank in the 5400 block
of Marina Drive; in front of the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School; and in front of the Holmes Beach Post
Office at Holmes Boulevard and Gulf Drive.
New crosswalks have been completed at the inter-
sections of 45th Street 67th Street on Gulf Drive.
celebrates fifth year!
See page 14 for Island newspaper history
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ........................................ ........ 6
Those Were the Days .................... ........ 7
ISLAND MAP ............................... ......... 20
Stir-it-up ................... ........................ 24
School Daze ........................................... 27
Streetlife ......................... ......... ........... 28
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 31
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 40
FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 21, 1996
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
lj PAGE 2 N NOVEMBER 21, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Officials questioned on storm insurance rules
By David Futch
Islander Reporter -I
Tina Schambers has an Anna Maria Island home
she recently renovated.
Now she's concerned that if she does any more
work on the house, federal and city regulations may
require her to raise her ground-level home 13 feet or
more above sea level.
Schambers and approximately 150 Islanders found
a crowded house when they
met last week at the Anna
Maria Island Elementary
School Auditorium to ques-
tion federal, state and city
officials about federal flood
The crux of the meet-
r ing centered around what's
commonly called the "50
Loar The federal rule,
which went into effect upon
adoption of flood ordinances in the 1970s, states that
if a homeowner has had to rebuild after a devastating
storm, or a series of storms over a five-year period, then
the cost of rebuilding cannot exceed 50 percent of the
fair market value of the home. Land value is not con-
sidered in the 50 percent rule.
Any renovations not related to storm damage also
are included in the formula.
Brad Loar, senior mitigation specialist with FEMA's
regulatory office in Atlanta, said if renovations include
anything you're attaching to the house such as carpet or
paint, it is included in the 50 percent rule.
If rebuilding costs, or renovations, exceed 50 per-
cent, then the homeowner has to elevate the house to
city and federal FEMA regulations, which means hav-
A crowd of more than 150 Islanders packed the Anna Maria Elementary School auditorium last week to learn
more about Federal Emergency Management Agency rules governing rebuilding or remodeling of property on
barrier islands. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
ing to raise the house to a height required by varying
"velocity zones" on the Island, commonly 13 feet
above sea level.
If a homeowner does not raise the house, he or she
wouldn't be allowed a permit to rebuild nor would
they qualify for the federal flood insurance program or
low-interest loans to rebuild.
"Anything that's attached to the structure such as
cabinets, drywall, paint, guttering, roofing and the
foundation is included in the formula," Loar said.
"Things like stoves, refrigerators and televisions are
Schambers asked Anna Maria City Public Works
Director Phil Charnock her question about the rule.
"Let's say you start with a house that needs sub-
stantial work and put a roof and a new HVAC (heating,
vent, air conditioning) and you're at 50 percent," she
said, "do I have to elevate my house just to replace, say,
a warped door?"
Charnock replied, "If you exceed 50 percent, then
yes. But you do have the option of bringing to us a new,
private appraisal if you have improved your home.
Also, the city adds 15 percent to the value of whatever
the property tax appraisal shows your house is worth."
Others in the audience said they felt the 50-percent
rule would stop routine home maintenance, leaving
Loar said that was not the intent of the rule and
hoped that this was not the case.
Part of the reason for the 50 percent rule deals with
tracking development in the flood plain, Loar said.
Virtually all of Florida's barrier islands are in a flood
zone because any structure within 5,000 feet of the
coastal construction setback line is considered to be in
a flood zone, he said.
Still others voiced concern that real estate agents were
not being "up front" in telling buyers about the implica-
tions of the 50-percent rule. One speaker said when she
viewed the home she eventually bought, she planned
renovations she would make but the real estate agent did
not disclose that the home had already been improved to
the maximum extent of the 50 percent rule.
Don Schroeder replied that he manages a Holmes
Beach real estate office and all his agents tell each pro-
spective buyer about the rule. The audience booed in
protest shouting that wasn't the case with real estate
agents they dealt with.
Mark Alonso of Anna Maria City posed another
question to Charnock, who has been criticized for fol-
lowing the letter of the law when handing out building
permits and fines.
Alonso said he has had trouble with raccoons get-
ting into his garbage and hired someone to build a box
to hold his garbage cans.
"The contractor came back and said I needed an
architect's drawing in order to get a building permit for
a $50job," Alonso said. "Where's the common sense?
I can't spend $800 on a $50 job."
Charnock said the problem stems from a city ordi-
nance that follows FEMA rules stating that new struc-
tures must be able to withstand 110 mph winds.
After a number of others complained about having
to get a $30 permit to put new grout in their bathroom
or lay tile, Charley Canniff had the last word di-
rected at Charock.
"I'll bet 90 percent of the people in this room
would leave here happy if (renovations) under $500
didn't need a permit," Canniff said to applause.
Loar and his state counterpart agreed that the $500
exception would meet their criteria. The three building
officials agreed to take the suggestion back to their
respective councils and the meeting ended.
By Paul Roat
A Bradenton Beach wildlife rescue service will
continue to aid ailing birds and beasts.
Acting City Attorney Jim Dye advised mem-
bers of the city's Board of Adjustment last week
that Wildlife Inc.'s state permit to provide assis-
tance to injured critters superseded any city zoning
codes, based on court rulings in similar matters.
Wildlife Inc. operators Ed and Gail Straight
have had a state permit to aid injured wildlife for
Board of Adjustment members unanimously
concurred with Dye's recommendation and dropped
the matter, much to the glee of more than 60 sup-
porters of the not-for-profit service operating in the
2200 block of Avenue B.
Wildlife Inc. had been the focus of city atten-
tion since March after neighbors complained of in-
creased visitor traffic to the site, referring to the
operation as a "zoo-keeping activity."
There is also an odor problem and a possible
health hazard at the site, neighbors Richard and
Mary Bolam said last March.
The Bolams requested the city "put an end to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Crossley said. "He's hurt my husband and a lot of our
friends. How he can just disappear without having to
answer for what he's done is unbelievable. I want jus-
Porter's financial problems started in early 1992 when
he filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of
the federal bankruptcy code. This action was over a law-
suit against Fast Eddie's parent company, West Florida
Seafood Inc., for non-payment of $192,461 in worker's
compensation insurance premiums.
In addition to the charges Porter now faces,
Doganiero said it was her understanding the Internal Rev-
enue Service has assessed some liens against Porter.
After Porter posted a $10,000 bond Thursday
evening, Nov. 14, he was released from a Hillsborough
County jail and returned to Michigan, she said.
"I don't feel there's a chance he'll flee," Doganiero
the zoo keeping activities, restore the residential
character of our neighborhood and restore our con-
fidence in public health and safety" in a letter to the
city council at that time.
At the time, former Building Official Whitey
Moran said the wildlife rescue service did not meet
the city's land development codes which "prohib-
its the keeping of animals or fowl of any kind, other
than household pets in any district of the city."
But a letter sent to Dye from Florida Game and
Freshwater Fish Commission General Counsel
James Antista said the city's ordinance was "over-
broad, vague and should be struck down as an en-
croachment of [Fish Commission] authority over
wildlife. It is not a zoning ordinance; it is a com-
plete prohibition of the possession of wildlife. Un-
der this ordinance, the possession of tropical birds
and fish is prohibited. The term 'customary house-
hold pets' is so vague as to place unlimited author-
ity in code enforcement officers to determine what
kind of wildlife is allowed," Antista wrote.
Building Official Bill Sanders said he would
bring the matter to city council members to deter-
mine if further city action would be undertaken.
said. "He voluntarily returned to Florida and posted bond.
He has some sort of building or boat building business in
East Port and he has a wife and two children."
Porter will be arraigned in Manatee County Circuit
Court in four weeks and Doganiero said she expects him
to enter a written plea of not guilty.
She said she does not expect him to show up for the
"We don't expect to charge him with anything
else," she said. "If we don't come to a plea agreement,
a trial could start in March or April."
After filing for Chapter 11 in early 1992, Porter
gradually closed his other restaurant locations with the
goal to keep his Anna Maria restaurant afloat.
His financial problems then hit Anna Maria when
he was unable to make payroll for several weeks, leav-
ing many of his employees unpaid and suffering from
the shock of closing just before Christmas.
Wildlife Inc. may continue to aid
ailing critters: state, city
'Fast Eddie' turns himself in to authorities
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 21, 1996 E PAGE 3 IJ
Red tide research reveals greater
impact here than ever suspected
By Paul Roat
"If there is one place in the country that will do
something about red tide, it will be on the west coast
That was the assessment of Dr. Patricia Tester, one
of a panel of experts in attendance at a conference on
red tide held in Sarasota last week.
The panel of scientists and researchers held discus-
sions here as part of three fact-finding sessions held
throughout the country in an effort to prevent, control
or mitigate the effects of red tide.
Red tide is caused by blooms of a tiny marine or-
ganism called a dinoflagellate. The microscopic plants
produce powerful toxins that can cause extensive fish
kills, contaminate shellfish and can produce severe res-
piratory irritation in humans.
The blooms typically begin in the Gulf of Mexico
40-80 miles offshore and move slowly southeast to-
ward shore. As the bloom approaches the shore, dead
fish begin to wash ashore. There is also the character-
istic burning sensation of the eyes and nose and a dry,
Bivalve shellfish, particularly oysters, clams and
coquinas, accumulate so much toxin they become toxic
A particularly bad red tide outbreak racked South-
meetings until February
Members of the Island Emergency Opera-
tions Center agreed to suspend meetings until
February of 1997.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner told
members he has named Police Chief Jay Romine
as the city's emergency coordinator. He said the
city is planning an employee training program.
Andy Price, fire chief and IEOC director,
suggested the Island cities plan an emergency
drill for the spring.
west Florida for more than a year during 1995 and into
1996. Another outbreak of red tide is occurring off the
coast of Mississippi now.
The 50 or so scientists who gathered at Sarasota's
Mote Marine Laboratory last week agreed that much
more research is needed to fully understand red tide and
its impact on the Gulf coastal environment. Theories
abounded about cause of the outbreaks, from vast
groundwater upwellings to increased nutrients caused
by runoff from the land.
Conclusions reached by the panelists included a
general consensus that red tide has a far greater impact
in Florida particularly Southwest Florida than
had ever been realized before. Other parts of the coun-
try and world have red tide outbreaks that adversely
impact fisheries and shellfish harvests, the panel
agreed, but nowhere else has the impact to tourism
been as widespread.
Visitor and convention estimates place the cost of
the 1995-96 red tide outbreak at more than $3 million
in lost revenue to motels, restaurants and other busi-
nesses in Sarasota County alone.
"We tend to forget the trickle-down effects of red
tide," Dr. Rita Homer of the University of Washington
said, "the times the phone does not ring for reservations
"The red tide problem here is out of control," Dr.
Don Anderson of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
said. "Here, people on the beach move away, tourists
check out of hotels it's a whole different level of
In an effort to control the effects of red tide, a group
of citizens and businesses have formed a group called
Solutions To Avoid Red Tide. START is headed by re-
tired general and Longboat Key Commissioner Jim
Patterson. The group has retained Mote Marine Labora-
tory researchers to monitor red tide in the Gulf of Mexico.
Patterson said the organization has also retained the ser-
vices Anderson to look into global information on the
micro-organism and see what other countries, especially
Japan, are doing to combat their own "scourges."
Anna Maria City
11/25, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board,
11/26, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
11/21,7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda: land
development code text amendments public
hearing and second reading, charter revision
public hearing and second reading, Florida
Department of Transportation maintenance
agreement discussion, Manatee County potable
water franchise agreement discussion, improve-
ments to sanitation building discussion, Commu-
nity Development Block Grant contract discus-
sion, AIDS Manatee presentation.
11/25, 6:15 p.m., Citizens' Advisory
11/22, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
11/26, 9 a.m., Council work session
11/25, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
USF campus Sarasota.
11/29, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Asso-
ciation, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Thanksgiving holiday schedules:
All city offices, the Anna Maria Fire Control
District Office, the Island Branch Library and
the Anna Maria Island Community Center will
be closed on Nov. 28 and 29. The Island
Branch Library will also close at 6 p.m. on
Nov. 27, rather than 8 p.m.
Garbage collection normally scheduled for
Nov. 28 will be on Nov. 30 in Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach and on Longboat Key. Garbage
collection in Bradenton Beach will be as usual
on Nov. 28.
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Ejj PAGE 4 0 NOVEMBER 21, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Recycling convenient, environmentally
correct and inexpensive too
By David Futch
Waste haulers agree that only a small percentage
of Anna Maria residents put their recyclables in the
city-owned Pine Avenue dumpsters. Figures indicate
participation in the city's program dropped almost 75
percent from the previous year.
In terms of recycling, the savings in natural re-
sources alone outweigh other considerations such as
profitability, say county recycling officials and
But officials and residents in two Island cities -
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach have begun to
question whether they're doing enough.
Florida counties are under a mandate from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection to
recycle 30 percent of their solid waste every year.
Bob Schoenleber, Manatee County recycling pro-
gram manager, said the county is meeting the required
threshold at the county's 1,300-acre landfill, where 300
acres is permitted for solid waste.
Half of the 30 percent solid waste can be yard
waste that is mulched and either sold or utilized by the
county. Less valuable yard waste is sold as boiler fuel
at a Polk County electric plant.
In January, the county started curbside pickup for
recycled materials Schoenleber called "the big five" -
newspaper, glass, aluminum cans, steel cans and some
types of plastic.
Two companies, Waste Management of Manatee
County and Browning Ferris Industries, pick up re-
cycled goods from residences. Half of their companies'
customers put their recycle bins out every week,
Schoenleber said, while at least 75 percent put them out
once a month.
Schoenleber attributes the good response to conve-
"For recycling to be successful, it has to be conve-
nient," he said. "It's important to us to recycle because
it will extend the life of the county landfill."
Ben Alex, solid waste technician at the Manatee
County landfill, said if the county continues to main-
tain a 30 percent recycling rate every year, the life ex-
pectancy of the landfill is 24 years.
"Regarding another facility, our tipping fee in-
cludes money that's set aside for closing this facility
and purchasing land for a new one," Alex said,
"whether it's a regional facility or one here. We don't
know what a county commission in 2010 is going to
People should make it a civic duty to recycle -
and for a number of reasons, Schoenleber said.
The obvious ones are conserving resources and
protecting the environment, he said.
Instead of cutting down a virgin forest to make
newsprint, you can recycle. Plastic is made from petro-
leum, so by recycling plastic you save oil.
Recycling is also big business.
Recovered materials from recycling was a $10 bil-
Llewellyn Johnson of Anna Maria City makes his contribution to recycling at the city's collection bins on Pine
Avenue. Johnson gives regularly but says his neighbors think it's too far to go just to recycle. Islander Photo:
lion enterprise nationally in 1995, according to
"This is an industry that provides work for people,"
he said. "Recycling is as much an economic develop-
ment issue as it is an environmental issue."
Anna Maria City Commissioner George McKay
said the importance of recycling can't be emphasized
"I don't much mind the status quo, but I'm not
against improving," McKay said. "I'm not sure there's
sentiment on the commission to go to curbside pickup.
I tried a couple of years ago to do something different.
Unless there's a rash of people saying they want
curbside, the commission isn't going to do anything
On the other hand, the bottom line is money. The
question remains whether homeowners are willing to
pay for curbside pickup, McKay said. He thought it
would add at least $1 a month to trash bills.
Bub McKinney, Waste Management assistant
manager, said each Anna Maria City household
would pay approximately $1 to $1.25 per month for
For residents of Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach:
* Do you recycle?
* Do you recycle at collection bins at Pine Avenue?
* Do you recycle at collection bins at Coquina Beach?
* Do you recycle at collection bins at Holmes Beach City Hall?
* Are you for or against curbside recycling service?
* Are you for or against curbside recycling if fees increase?
Name (not required)
O For Against
J For 1 Against
McKinney agrees that only a small percentage of
Anna Maria residents put their recyclables in the
city-owned Pine Avenue dumpsters. Even then,
McKay said, recycling seems like it's done just by
Former Anna Maria Mayor Max Znika led the
drive to install the four large recycling dumpsters on
He thinks the dumpsters are the only way to go
because he sees problems with curbside recycling. "If
you have curbside you have to have three or four bins
in your home or in the garage that are filled with ants,"
"As time goes on, there will be more demand for
recycled items instead of it being a mediocre business.
Right now in the midwest, cardboard is big business.
In California they're recycling silk and wool.
"As the marketplace gets ready for an increase
in recycling, we'll have companies that want the ma-
terial we're collecting and the city will be in a posi-
tion of making money. Down the road we'll make
big money on recycling. Cities with curbside service
are locked into contracts and can't go back. In a year
or two, you'll see curbside pickup is a mistake."
In the 1994-95 fiscal year, from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30,
the city spent $3,813 on recycling and received
$2,293.48 in return for a net loss of $1,524.52, accord-
ing to Anna Maria City's clerk Peg Nelson.
In the 1995-96 fiscal year, the city broke even
when it spent $985.27 to recycle from the city bins on
Pine Avenue and received $985.27 in return, city fig-
While the city broke even during the second year
of its recycling operation, the figures indicate partici-
pation in the city's program dropped almost 75 percent.
Buddy Watts, Bradenton Beach public works di-
rector, knows about the cost of instituting curbside re-
Watts said two years ago he came up with an esti-
mate that placed start-up of such a venture at $200,000,
a figure that included a new truck, a garage and two
people to man the operation.
Bradenton Beach is the only city on the Island that
has its own garbage collection service, garbage trucks
and crew, all paid with taxes paid by city residents.
Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach contract the busi-
ness of picking up trash to Waste Management.
Bradenton Beach rents recycling dumpsters for
PLEASE SEE RECYCLE, NEXT PAGE
Please limit replies to one per household. Deliver, mail or fax to: The Islander Bystander,
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Phone (941) 778-7978. FAX 778-9392.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 21, 1996 U PAGE 5 EI]
RECYCLE, FROM PAGE 4
$85 a month per dumpster. Bradenton Beach also
pays $20 a ton for old newspapers to be hauled off,
The three Bradenton Beach dumpsters are located
on the bayside at the north Coquina Beach boat ramp.
"The only money we get is from aluminum cans
but it still doesn't pay the cost of dumpster rent. I'm
sure eventually we're going to have to do (curbside
recycling) and we'll probably farm it out," Watts said.
"There's a definite need to do it. It's a shame we can't
do it ourselves at a reasonable cost."
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner said cit-
ies should encourage recycling.
"From a personal standpoint, curbside recycling
works and works well. It's a feel-good thing,"
VanWagoner said. "I've had no one knocking on my
door saying something is wrong. Curbside recycling
has been almost complaint free."
Holmes Beach has large dumpsters at city hall for
condominium owners who currently don't have
The city pays $100 each time the roll-off
dumpster for plastic is picked up by Waste Manage-
ment. There is no charge for the glass and newspa-
per roll-off bins, which were provided to the city
through a pilot project started by Waste Manage-
Each month, Waste Management picks up an av-
erage of 40 tons of recyclable materials from Holmes
Beach, McKinney said. Some months it may be 25 or
30 tons while in winter months the volume may be as
high as 70 or 80 tons.
The current fee for Holmes Beach residents is 96
cents a month for curbside service. Waste Management
currently serves 3,000 residential properties in Holmes
Beach, 9,000 on Longboat Key and 45,000 throughout
"Curbside recycling has been a great success in
Holmes Beach and countywide. I think convenience
is the key," Waste Management's McKinney said.
"We're taking items out of the waste stream instead
of putting them in the landfill. In time, recycling
pays for itself. It saves the landfill and brings rates
down. It may not show up now but may in four or
five or even 20 years."
There were no figures available for the amount of
recycled material Waste Management picked up prior
to starting curbside service.
From Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, Holmes Beach residents
recycled 179.11 tons of newspaper and 123.01 tons of
glass, plastic and aluminum and tin cans, according to
During the same period, Anna Maria City residents
contributed 56.57 tons of newspapers and 22.73 tons of
glass, plastic and aluminum and tin cans, Waste Man-
agement figures show.
Countywide statistics indicate Waste Management
picked up 4,132.86 tons of newspaper and 2,106.18
tons of glass, plastic and aluminum and tin cans.
Manatee County expects to get another 20 years
out of its landfill, much of it due to its aggressive re-
cycling program, McKinney said.
The dumping fee at the Manatee landfill is $23 a
ton for garbage while the Sarasota rate is $63.77 a ton
because of the cost of building a new landfill.
In Sarasota County, each single-family home pays
$48.05 a year for recycling which translates into $4 a
month for curbside service.
City of Sarasota residents pay $2.13 per household
each month for an aggressive recycling program that
picks up everything from stoves to cardboard to junk
mail, said Duane Mountain, manager of solid waste for
He added that the city's program is mandatory.
"We force people to recycle," Mountain said. "If
we see things in their garbage that can be recycled, we
don't dump their garbage."
In October, the city of Sarasota recycled 1,000 tons
of special waste such as refrigerators, carpet and con-
struction waste and another 591 tons of newspapers,
glass, plastic and cans, he said.
Contamination, or mixing of glass with newspa-
pers or other unlike materials, has not been much of a
problem in Manatee County because, as McKinney
said, "If people want to recycle, they want to do it
Such has been the case on Longboat Key, a town
earnest in making recycling a top priority.
Public Works Director Len Smally said the town
started recycling almost eight years ago. The program
has evolved to include all homeowners, condomini-
ums, apartments and commercial buildings.
"We think recycling is going well. We've got a
good group of conscientious citizens who are con-
cerned about the environment and are good recyclers,"
Smally said. "It's very inexpensive and convenient."
Starting Jan. 1, single-family homes will pay 76
cents a month for curbside recycling pickup, he said.
In another ambitious move, the town installed a
roll-off container at Town Hall that takes odds and ends
not allowed curbside cardboard, plastic grocery
bags, lids and aluminum foil.
Rose Quinn-Bare, Browning Ferris district vice
president in Palmetto, said her company services
18,000 homes countywide. The cost is 98 cents a
month for their curbside recycling service.
"That's a bargain," she said. "It's not just that. It's
an environmental issue. We can't throw what we use
every day on a piece of land. In 20 years, everything
will be recycled. That's where we're headed."
Recycling is a matter of education, Quinn-Bare
"The big thing in recycling is to bring in a clean
product," she said. "People are conscientious about
recycling. People who want to recycle learn how to
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Everyone? No one?
We like to think that Islanders are an environmen-
tally savvy bunch.
We care about the birds and beasts and critters of
the bays and Gulf.
We watch out for turtles and turn off the lights
during sea turtle nesting season.
We even recycle our trash. But do we do enough
to recycle plastics, cans and newspapers? Do we take
our trash to the recycling bins religiously, or do we
sometimes fudge and toss a newspaper in with the
Or, more to the point, would we find ourselves
more environmentally sensitive if it were just a little
easier for us to help Mother Nature out?
Holmes Beach currently has curbside recycling.
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach do not.
We're running an unofficial reader poll on page 4
of this week's newspaper to see what you think about
curbside recycling. It will hit you a little harder in your
pocketbooks, but are Islanders willing to pay more to
protect the environment?
We'll let you know soon.
... and now we're older
If dogs live 7 years compared to one year of a hu-
man life, how long do we expect mullet to live in like
With fresh mullet as a symbol of the life of The
Islander Bystander, hopefully the answer is: A very
The live mullet we splashed on our copier to cre-
ate a lasting T-shirt design four years ago didn't have
such good luck. He became lunch shortly after his ar-
But it's still considered by us to be a good symbol
for our newspaper. Mullet is the staple offering in this
area of the Gulf of Mexico the most basic of food
resources in Manatee County.
We'd like to be the staple in your news diet, now
and in the future. More than a mullet wrapper.
With this anniversary issue, we ask again for your
help with a community service project we first under-
took in our second year the Wish Book.
And we need your help. We need to know the
needs of Island community service organizations so
that we may publish them. We need advertisers to sup-
port the cost of this special edition.
Most of all, we need you to add just one item from
the Wish Book to your holiday shopping list. Begin
your holiday season with the true spirit of giving.
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'Dunked' driver touts aid
given by Islanders
My wife and I were the unfortunate occupants of
the automobile that ended up in the Holmes Beach
yacht basin on Saturday, Nov. 9.
We would like to take this opportunity to publicly
thank the many people who not only came to our res-
cue but also provided comfort and concern during and
after this trying ordeal. Without their help, the conse-
quences to our health and well-being would have been
In addition to Bob Cooper, who was quickly on the
scene and helped extricate us from the car, we would be
remiss in not mentioning and thanking some of the oth-
We would particularly like to mention Dave
Teachout, who was immediately on the scene and helped
Bob Cooper open the back door to get us out of the car.
Melinda Davis, of Island Realty, was following behind us,
stopped and helped to lift us from the water. Judy from the
bank came to our aid. A man from Back Bay Steakhouse
rushed over with a brick to break a window, if needed.
There were many more, some who have chosen to remain
anonymous, who secured blankets, etc., to keep us warm
and give us aid and comfort.
Sandy Austin and Sandy Freeman came to the hos-
pital and made two trips to our apartment to pick up dry
clothes and make sure we arrived home safely. Officer
Henry Frappier took time to secure our apartment keys
from the automobile and deliver them to the hospital.
When you read about and see on television so
many acts of man's inhumanity to man, you tend to
become discouraged about the moral fiber displayed in
our society today. Our experience this past weekend
brings home the fact that there are still many unselfish
and caring individuals which restores faith in our
neighbors inherent goodness.
John Danko, Longboat Key
Cat killers break hearts
We felt we had to write and express our horror af-
ter reading the Islander's article and Ms. Lawton's let-
ter about the disappearance and death of her beloved
pet, Mr. Jones.
We, as animal lovers, find it very hard to believe that
there are two such adults on Anna Maria Island who spend
their time capturing and disposing of cats when they have
no way of knowing if the cats are pets or strays.
We find it even more disturbing that these people
have pets of their own. Don't they understand that a pet
is a member of a family? It's as if they have killed a child!
Who are these people? Maybe they should live
somewhere else. Our hearts go out to Ms. Lawton.
Karen Knight and family, Anna Maria City
Susan Hatch and family, Anna Maria City
Off Stage Ladies set stage
for happy member
Feeling lonesome while my husband was away, I
was very interested in an announcement in the Islander
about a luncheon meeting of the Off Stage Ladies to be
held at the Bradenton Yacht Club on Nov. 13.
After placing several phone calls and leaving a
message, I would like to thank the ladies who re-
sponded to my inquiry.
I feared my age (41) would not blend in with them or
that perhaps I wouldn't fit in, but they spent time on the
phone and made me feel welcomed. I was very pleased
and impressed with the list of activities as well as their up-
coming guest from the Sarasota Opera Company.
Bravo! Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players. I
look forward to meeting all of you and joining your
Mrs. E. Hall, Bradenton Beach
Contractor creates dream home
After hearing horror stories about building a home,
my husband and I were not really looking forward to
the process. But we contracted with Frank Gentiluomo
and what was to follow was a very pleasant experience.
Our home was completed by the expected finish
date without any unexpected costs. Mr. Gentiluomo
was at our property regularly making sure everything
was being done exactly the way we wanted it. His sug-
ge. tions and building experience helped us to build the
hon e of our dreams.
We just want to say thanks for everything, Frank!
Sally Greig, Holmes Beach
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THOSE WERE THE HAYS
Part 11, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
In June 1918 thousands of Yanks were on the move to the front in France.
From the train they could see the
silhouettes of the Eiffel Tower and Sa-
cred Heart Church on the heights of
Montmartre, but Clair Jones of Anna
Maria and his friend Will
Austin would not be able to We had
take in the sights of Paris and break
that month of June 1918. milk and
They were heading toward lade. Alt
the front. the fello
Arriving late that night days' ra
at a country station, they and one mea
their buddies slept for three those in
hours in the boxcars, then the wag
next morning loaded up their seem to,
equipment onto trucks and had don
left on a 22-mile journey. It deed.
was slow going. The muddy
road was crowded with military ve-
hicles, French and British troops and
civilian refugees fleeing the war zone.
Dead horses littered the roadsides.
Six hours later they left the trucks
and marched off through rugged coun-
tryside to a wood about three miles from
the River Mame where a French artil-
lery unit was camped. A few hours
sleep, then off again with no break-
fast. The company kitchen hadn't
caught up with them, and the French
were short on rations.
After that the company had to move
under cover of darkness so enemy ob-
servers would not see them. They rested
the next day in another wood, but all
they had to eat was some broken pieces
of hard tack.
Now the outfit had gone 48 hours
without a meal.
In the dark before dawn on the third
day since leaving Amiens, Company E
of the Sixth Engineers finally reached
their destination bone-tired and fam-
ished. The company kitchen was no-
where to be seen just a small emer-
gency ration wagon, which their captain
had commandeered for the officers.
Captain Kenneth Jones their su-
perior officer since the days at Washing-
ton barracks had never been liked by
the men. But now a fierce anger boiled
up in them.
Will Austin tells what happened in
"The captain had much to learn. He
was not a West Pointer and unlike our
other officers he didn't share and share
alike with his men. He was overheard to
ask an aide 'to fix up one or two sand-
wiches' for him and his aides. The en-
listed men, you see, could fast.
"All seemed quiet till by-and-by fig-
ures were seen darting about in the direc-
tion of the emergency chow wagon and
vanishing among the bushes
eese and long grass. The company
canned was supposed to be 'at rest.'
7arma- "This went on until
ether 2nd Lt. McCann was heard
ate two to answer a question from
ns in Capt. Jones quite gleefully,
And 'Yes sir, I think they have
large of eaten everything but the
didn't soap and candles.'
ow who "It was a magnificent
-he feed. I cornered some for
Clair and me. We had cheese
and bread, canned milk and
marmalade. Altogether the fellows ate
two days' rations in one meal. And those
in charge of the wagon didn't seem to
know who had done the deed."
Capt. Jones went into a rage.
"The entire company was arrested
and told that we were to be put under
two weeks' restriction to camp. We
were drawn up in four platoons. After
reading us a lecture and putting us un-
der arrest, Capt. Jones told the first ser-
geant to dismiss us by platoons.
"The fourth platoon was the first to
be dismissed and it was made up of a
tough crowd. They scattered through
the woods and some of them began to
count '1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.' Then
someone shouted, 'Who are you count-
ing out?' And someone else would re-
ply, 'Capt. Jones!' Then all yelled in
concert, 'You're out, you bastard!'
"Capt. Jones ordered the first ser-
geant, 'Assemble the company!'
(McCann was sitting with his face hid-
den through all this.) Another lecture
was given 'for insulting your company
commander.' And he upped the restric-
tion to three weeks."
That wasn't the end of the story.
Two months later, when the regi-
ment got a new commanding officer,
one of the first things he did was order
an investigation of the "chow wagon"
incident. As a result Capt. Kenneth
Jones was relieved of his command. He
was replaced by 1 st Lt. McCann, much
to the satisfaction of the 250 men of
Company E, Sixth Engineers.
Next: The bloody
Second Battle of
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No reply to council queries on ethics
By Pat Copeland
Both the Florida ethics commission and the attor-
ney general were unable to reply to Holmes Beach City
Council on questions created by the proposed ordi-
nance on residential rental restrictions.
Two inqueries, both written by Council Chairman
Luke Courtner, asked whether two council members
may vote on a rental restriction ordinance because they
both own rental property in residential districts affected
by the ordinance. The question to the attorney general
concerned whether three council votes could override
a veto of the same rental restriction ordinance by the
mayor if the other two council members were forced
to abstain from voting.
In his letter to the Florida Commission on Ethics,
Courtney wrote, "The council member (Billie Martini)
owning a duplex could be perceived to have a conflict
of interest because rental duration could affect her in-
come. The other council member (Courtney) could be
perceived to have a conflict of interest because he could
vote for the residential rental restrictions to enhance his
income from his motel, or he could vote against the
All Island Denominations will be operating
"Island Christmas" for needy Island families from
Monday, Dec. 2, though Wednesday, Dec. 18, at
314 Pine Street, Anna Maria City.
Families or persons who qualify to receive
help may call 778-3908 or pick up applications at
the Pine Street address before December 6.
Residents who wish to volunteer or make
restrictions to enhance his income from his short-term
He asked if the two should abstain from voting on
the ordinance but his letter did not identify the coun-
In the reply, Staff Attorney Peter D. Ostreich
noted, "Because you have not represented in your let-
ter that you are inquiring on behalf of the two members
of the city council, that is, that you are authorized by
them to make this inquiry on their behalf, I am unable
to provide you with a specific response."
Ostreich said he could only give general guidance
if the council members write directly or authorize
Courtney to do so on their behalf. He asked that the
affected council members provide him with a copy of
the ordinance and respond to the following questions
Will the proposed ordinance amendment affect
the motel in the same manner as all the other rental
units in Holmes Beach?
How will the proposed ordinance impact the two
How many rental properties and rental property
owners within Holmes Beach will be affected by the
Will all the districts have the same rental restric-
monetary donations may contact the Pine Street
locations between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
Donations received this year and not fully
expended on Christmas 1996 will be used during
the coming year for Islanders in need.
For more information, call Virginia Heatley
at 778-7095 or Jeanette Cashman at 778-4105.
In which zoning districts are the two council
members' properties located?
According to state statute, "A voting conflict arises
when the official is called upon to vote on any measure
which would inure to the officer's special private gain
or loss; which he or she knows would inure to the spe-
cial private gain or loss of any principal by whom the
officer is retained or to the parent organization or sub-
sidiary of a corporate principal by which the officer is
retained; or which the officer knows would inure to the
special private gain or loss of a relative or business
associate of the public officer..."
The question for the attorney general arose during
council's discussions of the rental restriction ordinance
when Mayor Bob VanWagoner announced he would
likely veto the ordinance.
According to the city charter, four votes are needed
to override a veto. In the event Martini and Courtney
abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest, only
three members remain able to vote. This prompted the
question: If the mayor vetoes the ordinance, could the
two who abstained from voting override the veto?
Assistant Attorney General Joslyn Wilson noted,
"The attorney general is statutorily authorized to ren-
der opinions to public officials regarding their own
official duties under state law.
"When questions are received involving the inter-
pretation of only local codes, ordinances or charters
rather than the provisions of state law, such requests
will be referred to the attorney for the local govern-
Although not able to specifically answer the ques-
tion, Wilson enclosed an opinion from the attorney
general in a similar case which stated, "there is no ex-
ception to the prohibition against voting in the state
statute even though the abstention has the effect of pre-
venting the local legislative body from taking action on
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Later Life provides a second chance for daring
By David Futch
Islander Reporter -
Having never taken a chance in life, Austin is
doomed to never having lived.
While Austin plays it safe in the Island Players
presentation of Later Life by A.R. Gurney, middle-aged
guests and friends pop on and off an apartment terrace
from a cocktail party in Boston and spill forth vignettes
of their lives.
The characters explain how they're moving on in
life: Learning the macarena, buying a new Pentium
processor, seeking a new lover, looking for change and
a second chance.
The lessons to be learned: Seize the day. Life is
short, have fun. Get it while you can. Just do it.
Or as the playbill so poignantly states in a quote
from Henry James, "Live all you can; it's a mistake not
to. It doesn't much matter what you do in particular, so
long as you have your life ... Live!"
Ruth (Linda Davis) and Austin (Jim Schotsch)
haven't seen each other since they met on the Isle of
Capri many years before.
Now middle-age, marriages, children and divorce
seem to be the only common thread they share.
Ruth has taken chances and suffered as a result, but
some of those chances have allowed her to taste the
Austin exists in an insular Boston world, following
in the footsteps of generations of his family who sel-
dom venture beyond the lights of Provincetown on
Later Life is chock full of metaphors for life and
living. The existentialist theme that pervades the play
hits the audience right between the eyes with regard to
Not often do we get a chance to do something dif-
ferent. If we take that leap of faith, it allows us to dis-
cover our faults and strengths, witness failures and
successes, rejection and new-found love. Later Life
drives those points home.
Director Geoffrey Todd sums up Later Life by
quoting one of the characters who says, "We all have
a second chance in life if only we have the courage
to grasp it."
Davis as Ruth and Schotsch as Austin bare their
characters' souls for the audience to dissect.
But it is the versatility of Peter Barcia and Jo
Kendall that provide an incredible kaleidoscope of
Barcia and Kendall each portray five individuals,
each as different as the other.
For example, Barcia plays aging computer nerd
Duane, sentimental Jim, plain old Roy, bolo-tie wear-
ing, Southern-drawl-talking Ted who recently moved
to Boston from Atlanta and Austin's pompous and
drunk life-long pal Walt.
Kendall handles her mosaic of characters by giv-
ing us party-giver and Austin friend Sally, plain-Jane
Marion, lesbian-affair seeking Nancy, Ted's Georgia
partner Esther and the very Boston-mannered Judith.
Here are some early-in-the-play examples of where
the cast took the opening-night capacity audience.
As Jim, Barcia explains that "cigarette smoking is
a ... gesture of freedom in an absurd universe. I am an
existential smoker. I smoke, therefore I am."
Later in a conversation with Roy, Austin says,
"Boston. I was born here, have lived here and can't
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Schotsch as Austin in
Later Life. Islander
Photo: David Futch
imagine being anywhere else."
To which Roy replies, 'A man's gotta do some-
thing. A man can't just sit around and grow old."
When Austin asks, "How can you fight history?"
Ruth replies, "I suppose by making it."
Later, Esther from Atlanta is talking about the in-
teresting people she and Ted have met since they
moved to Boston. Esther tells Austin and Ruth about "a
Latino who told us he wanted to become a woman.
Well, Boston does have the best doctors, but I mean,
The set by Art Ballman and lighting design by Jo-
seph Oshry, including a starlit backdrop for the patio,
provide an accurate depiction of upscale Boston ambi-
Later Life is filled with themes that should hit
home with anyone who sees it.
As an old friend used to say, "I'd rather be a glad
I did something than a wish I had done something."
Tickets are $10 and the box office is open one hour
before the performance during the run of the play. The
theater is located at the corer of Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria City. Phone 778-5755 for infor-
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Members of the Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria City meet twice a
month throughout the year to sew and crochet items for migrant workers. The guild will deliver their dona-
tion to the migrant program during a tea at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bradenton on Friday, Nov.
22, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Previously, guild members have made 31 quilts, 19 crocheted
afghans, 45 layette sets and 22 dresses and look forward to increasing their donation this year. Donations of
fabric and especially flannel are appreciated. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Island community center
offers flu shots
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, will offer flu shots
from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 22, at the cen-
Shots will be free to those with Medicare Part B
cards in hand. The fee for all others will be $7 per
For more information, call the center at 778-1908.
Tickets on sale for
St. Bernard's holiday gala
St. Bernard's Parish Christmas Dinner and Dance
will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. in the
Welsmiller Activity Center of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.
Music will be provided by Bob LoPiccolo.
Tickets are $10 per person and advance reserva-
tions are required.
For tickets, call: Nina Compton at 778-3397;
Suzanne McUsic at 778-0514; Jayne Kane at 778-
7846; or the church office at 778-4769.
Art League wants young
artists for festival
The Anna Maria Island Art League will sponsor
the 6th annual Junior Arts and Crafts Show during its
Festival of Fine Arts to be held December 7 and 8.
The Junior Arts and Crafts Show is open to all
young residents of Anna Maria Island who are in pre-
school through 12th grade.
Applications and information are available at the
league, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, between the
hours of 9 am. and 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Entries are due at the league's facilities on Satur-
day, Nov. 30, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. After the
festival, all entries will be displayed at the Art League
gallery through the month of December. Entries are
to be picked up on Wednesday, Jan. 1, between the
ours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. or 5 and 7 p.m.
For additional information, call the league at 778-
Whitney Beach Art Expo
Longboat Framing Gallerie at Whitney Beach
Plaza on Longboat Key will present "Art-on-the-Pa-
tio" on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will feature local artists at work outside
the Gallerie on the sidewalk patio.
Inside the Gallerie, a "Pre-Holiday Art Expo" will
be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theme of the
expo is "Affordable Art Gifts."
Call 383-9814 for more information.
Anna Maria Garden Club
to hold plant sale
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its annual
plant sale on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria
Plants, decorations and books will be sold.
Pancake breakfast Sunday
at St. Bernard Church
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a pancake
breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
The menu includes homemade pancakes, sausage,
orange juice and coffee.
Adult tickets are $2.50 and children's are $1.
A homemade bake sale will also be available.
Island Art League sponsors
events to support the arts
The Anna Maria Art League will host a "Holiday
Gallery Night Tour" to be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, from
5 to 8 p.m. at its Holmes Beach location at 5312 Holmes
In conjunction with the tour, the league will hold an
"Art on Sale" beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27, through
Saturday, Dec. 7, at which Anna Maria Art League artists
will have their work on display for purchase.
Also, vendors are still needed and are welcomed to
participate in the league's Annual Craft and Bake Sale
to be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, beginning at 10 a.m.
Booth spaces are $15 and can be reserved by calling the
league at 778-2099.
Poetry Night to be held
at Artists Guild
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered at the
Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7
p.m.Favorite poems and original works will be pre-
sented by local artists and resident poets. An open mike
will be available for aspiring poets.
The public is invited to attend.
MCC theater presents
fairy tale by Neil Simon
A small Russian village cursed with universal stu-
pidity is the site of "Fools," a Neil Simon fairy tale to
be performed on the Manatee Community College Stu-
dio 84 stage at 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Evening performances will begin at 8 p.m. and are
scheduled for Nov. 23, 26, 27, 29 and 30. A matinee
will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24.
Contact the box office at 755-1511, ext. 4240 for
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Woman's Club reports
results of state meeting
Maggi Wilkinson, president, and Dolores Harrell,
first vice president, of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island recently attended the fall board meeting
of the GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Clubs in
The Islanders joined approximately 1,000 mem-
bers from throughout the state of Florida to learn how
to do the very best in club endeavors.
The board encourages all Woman's Clubs to renew
its support in the work of the March of Dimes organi-
zation, and to emphasize the importance of women
maintaining their mental health amidst the stresses of
Attendees enjoyed a tour of "Disney's Accent on
the Environment." The three-hour tour explored how
Disney World maintains the delicate balance between
technology and ecology and challenged attendees to
look for ways they and their community can better live
in harmony with the environment.
To inquire about membership in the Woman's
Club of Anna Maria Island, contact Maggi Wilkinson,
president, at 778-1670.
Island library collecting
cookbooks for sale
The Friends of the Island Library are now accept-
ing donations of cookbooks to be sold at its annual
Cookbook Sale to be held in January.
The exact day of the sale has not been established.
Donations may be brought to the Island Branch
Library, located at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call the library at 778-6341.
It's Holly Berry Bazaar time
Jeanne Akers, left, and Carolyn Powers, both of the
Episcipal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes
Beach display just a few of the times that will be
available at the Holly Berry Bazaar to be held at the
church on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Christmas decorations, toys, boutique items, silver
and plants will be featured. Coffee and doughnuts will
be served in the morning and hot dogs and soft drinks
will be served beginning at noon. The community is
invited to attend. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the
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Elizabeth Barnes, 88, of Bradenton Beach, died
Born March 13, 1908, in Augusta, Ohio, Mrs. Barnes
came to Manatee County 22 years ago from Erie, Michi-
gan. She was a retired supervisor for Ohio Bell Telephone
Co. She was a member of Desoto Life Member Club Tele-
phone Pioneers of America, Ohio Bell Telephone Com-
pany Pioneers, Kingsbury Chapter, in Toledo, Ohio, and
Order of Retired Fire Fighters & Policemen and their
Widows. She was a member of the Harvey Memorial
Community Church of Bradenton Beach.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria (Bert) M.
Milks of Bradenton Beach; five grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
There will be no local visitation. Services will be
announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Harvey Me-
morial Community Church of Bradenton Beach,
Church Avenue, Bradenton Beach, Fla. 34217.
Robert K. Curry
Robert K. Curry, 67, of Bradenton died Nov. 15, at
Curry was born in Alton, Illinois, and came to Mana-
tee County in 1968. He was a retired carpenter and musi-
cian. He was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria and Moose Lodge #2188 of Anna
Maria and the Palmetto Elks Lodge #2449 in Palmetto.
A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 18, at
Roser Memorial. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mana-
tee Avenue Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn of Bradenton,
son David Curry of Bethalto, Illinois, and stepson Gene
Lynn of Bradenton; sister Marlene Buttry of East
Alton, Illinois; brother Jerry Curry of East Alton;
mother Mildred Curry of Wood River, Illinois, and four
Brennan Robert Walden
Infant Brennan Robert Walden of Bradenton died
He is survived by his parents Carrie Ann Albro and
Robert Walden of Bradenton; maternal grandparents
Eugene and Sheila Monica of Memphis, N.Y.; paternal
grandparents Jim and Kathy Walden of Bradenton; ma-
ternal great-grandparents Gordon and Agnes Albro of
San Antonio; and paternal grandparents Robert and
Kathleen Hancock of Roswell, Georgia.
Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, at
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
William F. Lewis
William F. Lewis, 92, formerly of Holmes Beach,
died Nov. 13, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Born in Norway, Maine, Mr. Lewis came to
Holmes Beach in 1969 and returned to Virginia four
years ago. He was a retired chemist for Monsanto Co.,
Nitro, W. Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fletchers
Chapel United Methodist Church Needy Fund, 8330
Fletchers Chapel Road, King George, Va. 22485.
Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service,
Fredicksburg, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a daughter, P. Anne Deeter of
Tacoma, Washington; a son, William J., of King
George, Virginia; seven grandchildren, nine great-
grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Peter A. Lopez
Peter A. Lopez, 81, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 11 at
home. Born in Tampa, Mr. Lopez came to Manatee
County from there in 1956. He was a self-employed ra-
dio and television repairman in Tampa. He served in the
U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by his wife, Leonor.
There will be no visitation or service. Memorials
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 6055
Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238. Roberts Brothers
Universal Memorial Center, Sarasota, was in charge
of the arrangements.
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Nor can I put the words upon this paper what
I think of the dirty sneaks,
Who would beat their child, break its bones
until it was half dead,
Then take it to the hospital and say that it fell
out of bed.
Or leave it out by the dumpster in hope that
it was dying,
Just because the little tyke wouldn't stop its
For the rest of us would do anything to keep
our kids OK,
And we would be there to protect them until
our dying day.
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Civic association develops Island bikeway
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Civic Association plans to seek
approval from the three Island cites to designate a
bikeway route from Bean Point to the Longboat Pass
The route was developed by members David
Romberger and Rod Jordan and presented to the asso-
ciation recently. It takes advantage of current streets
and sidewalks, as opposed to the county's plan to add
bike lanes along the Island's main arteries.
The proposal received the conceptual endorsement
by the Island Transportation Planning Organization
Monday. Members of the group agreed to bring the
matter up before their respective governments for fur-
"We are suggesting a bike path that is safe and
usable, away from congested areas and not necessarily
requiring the spending of public funds," Romberger
explained. "It is possible to have a safe and enjoyable
through route from Bean Point to Longboat Pass with-
out traveling along any of the major roadways."
Romberger said the following criteria were used
for developing the route:
Emphasize safety and convenience, not speed.
Avoid bicycle traffic on sidewalks and congested
Make it feasible for all ages.
Romberger and Jordan suggested improving the
road surface in areas of caution, widening sidewalks
used as part of the route, designating bike crossings on
major streets, correcting the dangers and hazards noted
in the report, installing street markings and bikeway
route signs and a printing a bikeway map, if the route
is to be developed. They also suggested that several
large weatherproof versions of the map be placed in
strategic areas of the Island.
According to Sarita Krysman, county planner and
coordinator of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory
Board, the county's plan is to:
Provide a four-foot designated bicycle lane on
each side of the main thoroughfare throughout Island.
Provide a six-foot sidewalk on the Bay side of the
main traffic routes throughout the Island.
Provide an eight-foot multipurpose path on the
Gulf side of the Island from Fifth Street South in
Bradenton Beach to Longboat Pass Bridge, under the
bridge, then north on the Bayside to 13th Street South.
Provide an alternate bicycle route under the
Provide and eight-foot multipurpose path within
the City of Anna Maria's right of way, facing the Gulf
of Mexico, from Magnolia Avenue to Beach Avenue.
"Yours is the beginning of a good plan," Krysman
said. "We will use it as an example for other commu-
nities in the county. It's an immediate solution, while
ours is a long-range plan. Our map coincides exactly
with your map."
Krysman said the bike lane concept was developed
because there's no room on the Island for a separate
bike path, and bike lanes are considered safer.
"My personal view is that the county plan is
wrong," Romberger stressed. "I don't think it's proper
to spend the money and force all of the vehicular traf-
fic into the same corridor as bicycle traffic."
"I see room for both plans one as a family route
and one for the serious bicyclist," member Joy
Krysman encouraged the association to pursue the
plan and publish the bikeway map.
Courtney asked if the BPAB could endorse the
plan, and Krysman said it would be on their next
The proposed bikeway route
Beginning at the intersection of Gladiolus and North
Shore Drive in Anna Maria, proceed south on North Shore
Drive to Pine Avenue and across Pine Avenue to the in-
tersection of North Shore Drive and Palm Avenue. An
alternate route is south on Gladiolus to Crescent Drive,
south on Crescent Drive to Pine Avenue, across Pine
Avenue to Palm Avenue and west on Palm Avenue to the
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east on 43rd Street to the sidewalk on the west side of
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through the parking area to the sand street and through
the picnic area to 39th Street, east on 39th Street to the
sidewalk on the west side of Gulf Drive and south on
the sidewalk to Fourth Avenue.
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on 35th Street to the sidewalk on the west side of Gulf
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Avenue E to 28th Street, east on 28th Street to the stop
sign, across Gulf Drive and east on 28th Street to Av-
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Bradenton Beach charter hearing Thursday
By Paul Roat
Revisions to the Bradenton Beach charter appear
destined to appear on the Dec. 3 ballot for voter ap-
proval or rejection.
Council members met with the Charter Review
Committee in a workshop session last week to iron out
any last-minute problems with the document, the guid-
ing vehicle that permits the city to function as a munici-
Although there was extensive discussion of several
sections of the charter, specifically areas dealing with
term limits of elected officials and the election of the
mayor, few modifications were made to the document.
A public hearing on the charter and a final coun-
cil decision on whether to place it on the ballot is ex-
pected Thursday, Nov. 21, during the regular council
meeting at city hall. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Much of last week's workshop discussion revolved
around term limits and mayoral election.
Currently there is no limitation on the number of
years a council member may serve. The new charter
proposes limiting council members to three two-year
terms. The council members were split on the issue,
with some favoring no limitation while others said six
years was too long.
The matter also was a pivotal one for the charter
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Fifth Street South to the sidewalk on the east side of
Gulf Drive. Travel south on the sidewalk to 13th Street
The report notes that this is the end of the bikeway,
at present. It suggests that the county pave the gravel
access road along the east side of Gulf Drive through
the boat ramp area and connect the gravel access road
to 13th Street South. It also suggests the county im-
prove the sand street from the Manatee County Public
Beach parking lot to 39th Street.
The report lists several areas of caution:
The sidewalk from Willow Street to Haley's
Motel is designated extreme caution because of its nar-
review committee, which also argued passionately
during its seven-month review of the charter on
whether or for what term limitations should be placed
on elected service.
In the end, no change was made to the proposed
charter and the six-year period of service remained in
The other bone of contention among council mem-
bers was the election of mayor. Currently, the city char-
ter calls for a simple majority of votes to elect officials
in Bradenton Beach. The new charter calls for a simple
majority of votes to elect a council member, but re-
quires the mayor to receive 50 percent plus one of the
voters to take office.
Charter committee members argued that since the
mayor represents all the citizens, while council mem-
bers represent citizens in their respective wards, a ma-
jority .of the voters should endorse the mayor for him
to take office.
In the end, the committee's arguments took prece-
dence and the charter language remained unchanged.
One area of the charter that was changed was the
section calling for citizen initiative/citizen recall of
ordinances. Charter language was changed to allow 10
percent of the electors who cast ballots in the previous
election, or at least 50 electors, to sign a petition insti-
The section from 54th Street south to the south
side of 52nd Street is designated extreme caution, and
there are dangerous grates in this area.
There are dangerous sand street ends between
35th Street and Avenue E.
Bicycling is difficult from Avenue C to the
Cortez Bridge because of the high volume of traffic,
narrow bike route, numerous side streets, soft sand ar-
eas and dangerous grates.
The sidewalk through the Bradenton Beach Ma-
rina area is dangerous because of heavy marina equip-
ment being used in the area.
The section between Fifth Street South and 13th
Street South is dangerous because of the high volume
of traffic and soft sand areas.
gating any initiative or recall of a law.
Prior language called for only 10 percent of the
Highlights of the proposed city charter include the
A commission rather than a council would gov-
ern the city. The change is in name only: duties would
remain the same, but "commissioner" is a gender-neu-
tral title that avoids the unwieldy use of "councilman"
and "councilwoman" in addressing elected officials.
Regular charter review would take place as
needed but at least every five years. The current char-
ter does not have any regular charter review provisions.
Elected official compensation pay raises for
elected officials would go into effect one full fiscal
year after the group votes itself a raise. There are no
waiting periods for salary increases in the current char-
Election dates would change from a special elec-
tion in December to council and mayoral candidates
running during the general elections in November in an
effort to save money. City elections currently cost
about $2,050; under the proposal that cost would be
greatly reduced. Elected officials would still take office
in early December under the charter proposal.
A decision to change the use or disposition of the
city's four parks would require a "super majority" of
four affirmative votes of elected officials plus approval
by the voters in a referendum under the proposed char-
Copies of the proposed charter are available at city
hall at no charge.
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IM PAGE 14 A NOVEMBER 21, 1996 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Fifty years of Island news
By David Futch
Anna Maria Island's first newspaper was not a
newspaper at least according to the newspaper.
The Bradenton Beachcomber printed its first issue
on Christmas 1947, announcing in a front-page story
called "The World, The Flesh and The Devil" that
"Bradenton Beach needs a newspaper like a long-dis-
tance swimmer needs a toilet. What is put in, must
"Newspapers are unnecessary here ... except when
other perforated kinds of paper fail. Practically every
inhabitant of Bradenton Beach is a news-hawk, a star-
reporter or a gossip columnist.
"Everybody on the Island is informed of every-
thing that happens about 35 seconds after the event....
There is no reason why a newspaper should exist on
this island, where every man is a leg-man and every
woman a crusader.
"So we have decided to publish a newspaper with-
out news. The Bradenton Beachcomber will contain
only items of human interest.... In general, we will
confine ourselves to generalizations about people and
things about the world, the flesh and the devil."
Here are a few of the ads written by publisher
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Bradenton Beach needs a newspaper like a long-distance
swimmer needs a Toilet. WARNING TO
What is put in must come out The inhabitants of this place READERS AND
do not keep secrets and if by some crazy chance some eccentric
person decides to retain a confidence he or she (generally she) is ADVERTISERS
diagnosed as needing some kind of verbal purgative; so that in a
little while all the secreted dirt comes out in a gush of whispers, We do not have to take anything
e we don't like. If we disapprove of
and there is nodding and winking, leering and nudging, up and omehing we'll see it further before
down the Island. we let it be advertised in this paper.
Newspapers are unnecessary here . except when other Ayone who imagine that he ca- in-
fluence us by paying for columo-
perforated kinds of papers fail Practically every inhabitant of inches is formally invited to go and
Bradenton Beach is a news-hawk, a star reporter, a gossip-column- take a flying leap at a galloping
ist. ostrich. We accept advertising only
from people we know ..or fancy
The ni news isscarcely worth reporting. we might like to know. -Editor
A child is horn in lawful wedlock ... a man and a woman
decide to get publicly married . the Fire Department adver-
The Island'dfirst publication, the Bradenton Beachcomber, was published by Gerald Kersh.
"A.P. Bell Fish Co. Never send to know for
whom the bell tolls. Buy his fish. They are good for the
brains." Another for "Island Pharmacy" says, "There
are no insects on Anna Maria. If, however, you get bit-
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incidentally are delicious."
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of the police handouts."
According to the late Jean Blassingame, who
shared her copy of the Beachcomber with us, Kersh
insisted on writing the ads himself. She said, "I agreed
to buy an ad for the tavern I owned on Bridge Street
and asked him to come back the next day for the copy.
'Oh no,' he said. 'I write the ads."'
Of Blassingame's establishment, Kersh said, "Sun-
set Lounge: This is by no means a bad pub. We never
saw the sun set in it but its well worth visiting. Mr.
Jones is a friendly, fair-dealing sort of geezer, and the
lady of the house is of remarkable beauty. It is possible
to find peace and quiet there."
Finally, there's this little note from the editor.
"Drink Scotch Whiskey. If it's good enough for me it's
good enough for you."
Kersh packed up his entourage and left his resi-
dence at the Gulf Park Hotel shortly after his first and
only edition of The Beachcomber never to be heard
from on Anna Maria again, according to Blassingame.
She said he was disgruntled by what he considered a
general lack of hospitality from pub owners toward
Indeed, he wrote an article "Floridian Bites Dog,"
which ended with, "Until the Floridian antidog law is
altered there must be some other, more tolerant part of
the world for us. We intend to look for it, with our
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in 1949 by Ellen Brackin (later Ellen Marshall) and
Harriet Williams (later Harriet Blair of Sarasota).
When she came to the Island in 1947, Marshall was
a war widow and stayed at the Anglers Lodge on the
bay. She became friends with Harriet and together they
published the weekly newspaper. The Key News was
an immediate success.
"We were young and had a lot of energy," says
Marshall. "We soon became secretaries for all the or-
ganizations on the Island. Then we got the idea to pro-
duce a newspaper. I didn't know much about it but I
was gifted with intestinal fortitude."
On the front page of the Sept. 7, 1950, issue,
Marshall writes how an unnamed hurricane flooded the
island, causing considerable damage. But she empha-
sized that natives rose to the occasion.
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and that rescuers from the mainland found barefoot
women wandering around aimlessly."
In her put down, she wrote, "We must remember
to wear white tie and tails during the next hurricane."
The major controversy on the Island in the early
months of 1950 was whether Anna Maria Island should
have several municipalities or be one community, the
Key News reported.
The City of Anna Maria had incorporated in 1923
.with Capt. W. "Mitch" Davis as mayor. But by 1950,
in the wake of the post-World War II boom, sentiment
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NEWSPAPERS, FROM PAGE 15
of the Island.
In strongly worded editorials, Brackin backed the
cause of one-Island, one-city, "whether it's Bradenton
Beach, Anna Maria or Gasparilla Gulch."
It was a losing battle.
On March 13, 1950, 61 of 75 mid-island residents
voted to incorporate and voted 49-12 for the new city
to be named Holmes Beach with Halsey Tichenor Jr.,
the first mayor.
On Dec. 21, 1950, Bradenton Beach became a city
by a vote of 84 to 56. Bernard Wagaman was named
The Anna Maria Key News ceased publishing on
March 1, 1951.
Then on Nov. 15, 1951, the first edition of the
longest-published Island newspaper, The Islander,
rolled off the presses. It was
eight pages with no sub-
scribers and no advertisers.
Circulation was 500.
There was no bridge
between Anna Maria Island
and Longboat and
wouldn't be for another six
years. The only way to drive
to the mainland was via a
rickety wooden bridge from
Varley Bradenton Beach to Cortez.
The way of life on
the Island was summed up in a line under The
Islander's name plate which proclaimed, "Where Life
Is Peaceful... and Fishing Is Good."
Harry Varley was the founder, editor and pub-
lisher. Varley was no newcomer to the publishing busi-
ness. Having been with a New York City advertising
agency for years, he went on to become president of
Schick Razor Company before coming to Anna Maria.
Varley originally came from England and was
known for his outspoken manner, weaving editorial
comment with news stories.
In his 1971 Islander obituary, future editors Don
Moore and Steve Kimball wrote, "To say he was well-
liked would be only half true. To say he was disliked
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TIDAL WAVE HITS BEACHES
A giant wave swept I've seen in the 20 years feet deep flooded the front
across sections of Anna I've lived down here," ground floor apartments.
Maria Island, Longboat O'Connell said. It washed back as far as
and Lido Keys Saturday Coquina Beach, the mile the swimmingpool sever-
morning, causing damage long county beach at the al hundred feet from the
estimated in the millions, south end of Anna Maria beach. '
Termed a small "tidal Island, was completely Colony Beach Resort,
wave" by Sheriff Ross flooded when the wavehit. just to the south, was the
Boyer of Sarasota County, Sections of logs used to hardest hit of all the mo-
mark the parking areas tels on Longboat. Ten
More Pictures On at thebeach werescatter- units were flooded, the
Pages 10 & II ed around like pieces of large plate glass windows
straw. Bigoildrums, used in the dining room that
the giant breakers struck at the beach for trash overlooks the Gulf were
within minutes along a 40 cans, were all over the knocked out bypalmtrees
mile stretch of coast line area. hurled through them by the
from St. Petersburg Homes along Gulfside force of the waves.
Beach to Siesta Key. Road near Longboat Key's A visitor who was inthe
The wall of water, five north end were severely diningroom when the wave
feet or more inheight, hit damaged in the storm. In hit, said, "The front win-
the beaches without warn- spjite of the erosion con- dows crashed in like a
ingshortlybefore I11a.m., trol jetties along that bunch of dishes splatter-
floodingmanyhomes, mo- stretch of beach, large ing on concrete."
tels and other businesses areas of thebeach were By 1p.m., several dozen
alongthe Gulf front and the eaten away by the waves, workman had shoveled the ROCKY PATH--Gulf Drive, just south of Trader Jack's Brigantine in Bradenton
main roads. Miraculous- and homes were flooded (Continued on Page 11) Beach, was covered with sand and rubble following the huge wave that swept
Iv. onvly a few minor in- as the waves washed nast across sections of Anna Maria Island on Saturday.
A copy of The Islander from Feb. 20, 1969. Steve Kimball was editor, Don Moore assistant editor. Moore
later took over as the owner of the publication.
would be no closer to the
"In the newspaper
profession it is axiomatic
That an editor if he is do-
ing a good job never will
win any popularity contest.
S.. It also is said that the true
gauge of an editor's worth is
S ".i not necessarily the number
Kimball of friends he has made, but
the number and caliber of
the enemies he has made.
"Harry Varley scored well on both sides of the led-
Varley's tenure at The Islander lasted eight years
when in 1959 the paper was handed over to Judd
Arnett. For five months, Arnett and his wife ran the
Islander. Arnett left to become a columnist for the
Detroit Free Press.
Steve Kimball took over following Arnett's depar-
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Like Varley, Kimball voiced his opinions on sub-
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paper's founder he limited his comments to the edito-
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thority but did not try to drown out other points of view.
In the early 1960s, Don Moore joined the staff. In
1970, Moore became the third editor and publisher af-
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ter he and his wife Roxanne bought the paper.
A University of Florida School of Journalism
graduate, Moore had innovative ideas and a "tell it like
it is" style that would win the paper numerous awards
over the years.
Under Moore's guidance The Islander expanded
into the printing business on Jan. 3, 1974. The plant not
only produced The Islander but a handful of other small
papers around Florida.
The Islander won a number of Florida Press Asso-
ciation awards with Moore
at the helm. By 1974, the
paper garnered two national
awards, something no other
Florida weekly has accom-
brother Colin joined the pa-
per in 1977 and became edi-
tor when Don Moore sold
Alder his publishing business in-
cluding The Islander, the
Bayshore Banner and the printing operation in May
1980 to The New York Times.
Ed Warren was installed as publisher and in 1981,
on the paper's 30th anniversary, he said, "After 30
years of progress we're looking forward to a bright
future and another 30 years of progress with our read-
In 1984, The Islander again became a family-
owned paper. Richard Ingham, owner of the
Zephyrhills News, bought the paper and appointed his
son Sky as publisher. Ingham eventually changed the
paper's name to The Anna Maria Islander Press.
June Alder, a veteran reporter with the paper, suc-
ceeded Colin Moore as editor but left the position in
May 1985 to return to her first love reporting the
always fascinating news on the Island.
Shirley Foor, a former Bradenton Herald manag-
ing editor, replaced Alder, with Dennis Ecklund suc-
ceeding Foor as editor.
The Islander Press printed its final edition in on
July 25, 1990.
Pat Copeland, then editor of The Islander Press,
said staffers were dismayed over the paper's demise.
"The saddest part is the loss of an island institu-
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of The Islander."
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Islander Press staff bids farewell
Due to financial considerations, Asterisk Printing an-
nounced Friday it will cease publication of the Anna Maria
Islander Press, the Island's oldest, most respected
newspaper. Said Publisher Sky Ingham, "I'd like to thank
our loyal subscribers and advertisers that stuck by us and
hope we were able to meet their needs. It takes community
support to keep a weekly newspaper going, and I thank the
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NEWSPAPERS, FROM PAGE 17
In 1954, Bob and Gret'n Daughaday started a
"shopper" based in Holmes Beach and a local woman
(grandmother of former Islander reporter Mark Ratliff)
named it The Beachcomber in a write-in contest.
It was sold in 1976 to the Bradenton Shopping Guide
and Bette Kissick managed the popular shopper from
1976 to 1990. They began printing on its trademark yel-
low newsprint in 1977 but never published Island news.
The Beachcomber was acquired along with a group
of shoppers in 1988 by Westminister Publishing, which
in turn eventually sold to TS Publications Inc., an af-
filiate of the Toronto Sun Publishing Company.
Don Moore returned to Anna Maria in January
1989 to launch a new weekly paper, The Island Sun, in
direct competition with The Islander Press.
Competition for advertising dollars from the Sun
and Beachcomber were blamed for the demise of The
Within just a short time, Moore's staff was stunned
by the acquisition of the eight-month-old Island Sun by
TS Publications. Editor and publisher Don Moore
made the agreement to sell his second Island publica-
tion in 1990 following a heart attack.
TS published The Island Sun combined with a
madeover Beachcomber including entertainment news
for two years. They renamed it TGIF (Thank Goodness
It's Friday) Beachcomber and inserted it weekly as a
second section in the Sun.
In November 1992, TS Publications announced
plans to transform their weekly newspapers, The Island
Sun, TGIF Beachcomber, Longboat Times and two
shoppers, Sarasota and Venice, into one regional paper,
With a predicted absence of Island news in The
Weekly, advertising agency owner Bonner Presswood
decided to launch a newspaper that would serve the
needs of the Island community.
Cartoonist Jack Egan, circa 1981, has been produc-
ing Slick the oily bird since 1971 for a variety of
Island newspapers, including The Islander By-
Presswood already operated a storefront for her
agency, MacBonner, in the Island Shopping Center.
Staff members pooled their resources and began sell-
ing advertisements. Joy Courtney, a former Island Sun
writer, signed on as the paper's first editor and the
newspaper, The Islander Bystander, hit the streets with
its first edition the same week that TS Publications
converted its publications to The Weekly.
"We were 12 pages the first two weeks, then 16
pages for two weeks, 20, 24 and so on, until we hit 40
pages during the first season. It happened so fast that
we were all swept into perpetual motion weekly
perpetual motion," says Presswood.
The Islander Bystander staff now boasts many con-
tributors from an assortment of former Island papers
including cartoonist Jack Egan, June Alder, Pat
Copeland, Paul Roat and Courtney, who stepped down
from editor to school reporter when her motel business
demanded more time.
Presswood was an advertising sales representative
for The Islander in 1978. She went on to help launch
Clubhouse magazine in Bradenton and Sarasota -
now Sarasota magazine and provided consulting to
other start-up publications.
"We started with one focus: that the paper would
cover news in three Island cities. We also have a strong
commitment to include people. It's all about people. I
really believe that's why we grew so quickly,"
"I've followed Don Moore's news philosophy: If it
doesn't happen on Anna Maria, or isn't about Island
people, it doesn't get printed. I knew people respected the
former Islander newspaper and we worked hard from the
beginning to revive that spirit in The Islander Bystander."
The Islander Bystander competed for awards in the
Florida Press Association's annual contest for the first
time in 1994 and 1995. Classed in the top division of
community newspapers statewide with a circulation of
15,000 or more, the newspaper earned seven Florida
Press Association awards for writing and photography.
The Islander Bystander has withstood two com-
petitive challenges, the first from The Island Free Press,
which published from January to October 1993. The
other entry into the Island market was a short-lived
publication that folded in October 1995, The Dolphin.
Anna Maria Island's only current weekly maintains
a circulation of 15,500, serving readers on Anna Maria
Island, Longboat Key, Cortez and west Bradenton.
"I'd like another 50 years," Presswood says of her
future goals. "We may only be starting our fifth year,
but I'd like to be here for another 50.
"I relate owning the newspaper to professional
baseball players. I admired them for having a career
where they played a game from their youth. What could
be more fun, I thought. Now, I can't imagine anything
better than living and working on Anna Maria Island,
publishing The Islander Bystander."
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Key board says 'yes' to new Cultural Center
By Frank Cunningham
The Longboat Key Art Center Board of Governors
voted last week to proceed with a new $4 million Cul-
Now it's up to the 950 members of the Art Center
to decide if they want to move the Art Center from the
village on the north end of Longboat Key to Durante
Park in the 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The members will meet with the board of gover-
nors and the cultural committee this week to discuss
details of the move. They have until Dec. 9 to cast their
ballots. About a third of the Longboat Key Art Center
members are from Anna Maria Island and Bradenton.
Several hundred ballots have been cast and remain
sealed until the election referee committee counts the
votes on Dec. 9. Insiders would not speculate on any
The concept of a Cultural Center on Longboat Key
was unveiled in 1995, when the late Les Weller left a
$500,000 conditional bequest to the Art Center to re-
locate and form a cultural center. If members vote
against relocating, the bequest will lapse and be used
for other charitable purposes in Sarasota.
Citing the need for a new facility to replace the
deteriorating 45-year-old buildings, Art Center Presi-
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance re-
cently elected officers and board members for
the 1996/97 season. The slate includes many
Island resident Susan O'Connor was elected
treasurer. Island board members are Joan
Abrahamson Voyles, Julia Garland, Susan
Diffatte of Cortez, and Barbara Turner.
The alliance is located at 323 10th Ave. W.,
Suite 303, Palmetto. Call 721-0509 for informa-
dent Ed Sherman said, "I'm hopeful the members will
see the need to move to a new facility."
Opposition has mounted in recent weeks from
neighbors on Gulf Bay Road and St. Jude Drive who
fear the eight building complex will exacerbate their
drainage problems and change the residential charac-
ter of their neighborhood.
The Public Interest Committee has stated opposi-
tion to a Cultural Center because it would be built on
environmentally sensitive land that should be reserved
for open space. They argue such green space can only
Art on the Avenue
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art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.
23, at the Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Center, at
the mid-key traffic light on Longboat Key. Sandy Tull
ofBarnett Bank, with June Lefkovitz, Joan Sapstein
and Gini McArdle, chairperson of the event, pose
with a banner announcing the juried art show
featuring more than 85 displays offine art and
crafts, live music and refreshments. Call 383-2345
for more information.
be used for passive activities.
Board members protested The Longboat
Observer's questionnaire asking citizens for their opin-
ion prior to the membership vote, claiming it would
skew the membership vote. Former Art Center Presi-
dent Pat Metz said she questioned the wisdom of the
poll and the reliability of the 300 votes received. She
claims one person voted 80 times in the straw poll.
Cultural Center planners envision the Art Center
joining with the Adult Education Center and other civic
groups at Durante Park in a campus-like setting.
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Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule 1996-97
to 6 pm
Up to 3
age 6 free
STOP LOCATION 1st Run Return 2nd Run Return 3rd Run Return
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 AM 11:55 AM 12:30 PM 2:55 PM 3:30 PM 5:55 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar / Ato's Restaurant 9:31 AM 11:54 AM 12:31 PM 2:54 PM 3:31 PM 5:54 PM
Rod & Reel Motel and Pier 9:33 AM 11:52 AM 12:33 PM 2:52 PM 3:33 PM 5:52 PM
Scotty's Deli 9:35 AM 11:50 AM 12:35 PM 2:50 PM 3:35 PM 5:50 PM
Blue Water Beach Club, Holmes Beach 9:42 AM 11:43 AM 12:42 PM 2:43 PM 3:42 PM 5:43 PM
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast Inn 9:43 AM 11:42 AM 12:43 PM 2:42 PM 3:43 PM 5:42 PM
Island Real Estate 9:44 AM 11:41 AM 12:44 PM 2:41 PM 3:44 PM 5:41 PM
The Islander Bystander 9:45 AM 11:40 AM 12:45 PM 2:40 PM 3:45 PM 5:40 PM
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 9:46 AM 11:39 AM 12:46 PM 2:39 PM 3:46 PM 5:39 PM
First National Bank of Manatee 9:47 AM 11:38 AM 12:47 PM 2:38 PM 3:47 PM 5:38 PM
Westcoast Surf Shop 9:49 AM 11:36 AM 12:49 PM 2:36 PM 3:49 PM 5:36 PM
Shells Restaurant / Paradise Bagels 9:52 AM 11:33 AM 12:52 PM 2:33 PM 3:52 PM 5:33 PM
Econo Lodge, Bradenton Beach 9:55 AM 11:30 AM 12:55 PM 2:30 PM 3:55 PM 5:30 PM
Gulf Stream / Smuggler's Cove 9:58 AM 11:27 AM 12:58 PM 2:27 PM 3:58 PM 5:27 PM
Silver Su; Motel 9:58 AM 11:27 AM 12:58 PM 2:27 PM 3:58 PM 5:27 PM
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 10:00 AM 11:25 AM 1:00 PM 2:25 PM 4:00 PM 5:25 PM
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, Longboat Key 10:06 AM 11:19AM 1:06 PM 2:19 PM 4:06 PM 5:19 PM
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce 10:08 AM 11:17 AM 1:08 PM 2:17 PM 4:08 PM 5:17 PM
Silver Sands Motel Apts. 10:12 AM 11:13AM 1:12 PM 2:13 PM 4:12 PM 5:13 PM
Little Gull Condominum 10:14 AM 11:11 AM 1:14 PM 2:11 PM 4:14 PM 5:11 PM
Albritton Fruit Company 10:16AM 11:04 AM 1:16PM 2:04 PM 4:16 PM 5:04 PM
Avenue Of The Flowers 10:22 AM 10:58 AM 1:22 PM 1:58 PM 4:22 PM 4:58 PM
*Radisson Resort & Cafe Lido, Lido Key 10:35 AM 10:45 AM 1:35 PM 1:45 PM 4:35 PM 4:45 PM
*Connect to Siesta Key. The Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule is sponsored by The Islander Bystander. For information on
advertising in future issues including the Island street map call 778-7978. For trolley information call 346-3115.
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E]3 PAGE 22 E NOVEMBER 21, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Gillian Welch to perform
at Sarasota Players
Folk singer-songwriter Gillian Welch will perform
at the Players of Sarasota on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m.
Welch will open her debut album with a song she
wrote, "Orphan Girl," which first appeared last year in
singer Emmylou Harris's "Wrecking Ball" collection.
Reserved seats are available at the Player's box
office, 9th Street and U.S. 41, Sarasota, or by calling
Florida symphony to host
two musical events
With the nation's elections over, the Florida Wind
Quintet of the Florida West Coast Symphony, Inc., will
offer an "all-American" program entitled "Red, White,
and Blues" on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in
Holley Hall of the Beatrice Freidman Symphony Cen-
On Thursday morning, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. the
Friends of the Festival will present a Florida West
Coast Symphony Coffee Concert of chamber music at
the same location.
For ticket information, call the symphony's ticket
hotline at 953-3434.
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Dolls & Bears
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Barbie Dolls, Alexander Dolls, Effanbee
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9801 Gulf Dr. Alexis Plaza Anna Maria
Hours: Mon. Sat. 10 5 778-4456
After Hours by Appointment FAX: 778-1906
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Call us first for
OCEAN PLAZA 8112 Cortez Rd. W.
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Colors to compliment any decor
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Swing orchestra plays
at Van Wezel
Sarasota's own Larry Elgart, renowned around the
world as "The Ambassador of Swing," will bring his
"Hooked on Swing Orchestra" to the Van Wezel Perform-
ing Arts Hall in Sarasota at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Elgart's "Hooked on Swing" album is the biggest
selling big band record in history, having sold five
million copies worldwide.
Elgart began performing at age 17. In 1952, he and his
brother, Les, formed their own orchestra and recorded
their first Columbia album, "Sophisticated Swing."
Ticket information is available by calling 953-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 21, 1996 E PAGE 23 II]
parade Dec. 7
Ahoy! Calling all boat owners. The Anna Maria
Christmas Lighted Boat Parade scheduled for Saturday,
Dec. 7, needs more vessels.
"We have prizes and patrols, but now we need
more boats," said parade co-chairman Chuck Stealey.
"The business community has gotten behind the boat
parade 100 percent. We have dinners and gift certifi-
cates from the a dozen restaurants and businesses .
"We have many prizes for participants in addition
to a captains' awards ceremony at the Back Bay
Steakhouse on Sunday night, Dec. 8. But, we need
more private boats as participants."
Stealey admits that people aren't thinking of
Christmas yet, but the days available to plan boat deco-
rations are passing quickly. The Boat Parade Hotline,
778-1136, contains information about decorating boats
and the parade route.
Local units from U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez,
the Florida Marine Patrol, and the police departments
of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach will guide the
Stealey adds, "If you want to compete for prizes,
entertain the community and be part of a great tradition,
you can pick up entry forms at The Islander Bystander
or call 778-1136 for an application.
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Nuts about you, too
Helen White sold more than 200 bags of pecans, all benefitting the Island Players, at the Heritage Festival in
Anna Maria. "Far better than last year," White said of sales at her booth. The nuts are offered at the Island
Players box office, Pine Avenue at Gulf Drive in Anna Maria, and at The Islander Bystander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: David Futch
Starting at $10.95
Includes Salad& Bread
Spaghetti and Meatballs Stuffed Shells
Spaghetti aglio e olio Ravioli Bolognese
Penne con Broccoli Fettucini Alfredo
Fettucini Carbonara Tortellini Carbonara
A Real Italian Restaurant
on Longboat Key
Lunch & Dinner Every Day
11:30 am 10:30 pm
BEER & WINE
Gourmet Brick Oven Pizza
& Calzones Starting at $6.95
Starting at $12.95 Includes Salad & Bread
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Veal Cutlet Parmigiana
Petti de Polio Puttanesca
Sausage, Peppers and Mushrooms
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I Spidini ....................................... 4.25 Chef Salad ................................. 4.25
SSoup of the Day................1.75/'2.25 Grilled Chicken Salad ................ 4.25
Garlic Bread .............................. 1.25 Tuna Salad Plate ....................... .25
Cheese Bread ............................. 1.95 Caesar Salad .............................. 2.75
Braciola ............................. 2.25 w/Chicken or Tuna.............. *4.75
Side Orders Small Pizza w/Salad ................... 4.95
Meatballs .................... ......... 11.75 (limit 3 items,.25 per extra)
Sausage (hot or mild) ................. 1.75 a k O u A va i
Braciola ..................................... 2.25 1
Sandwiches 6" 10"
Meatball Parmesan ......................................... 4.25 .................6.75
Italian Sausage & Peppers (Hot or Mild)..................4.25 ................. 6.75
SHot Italian Sub ............................................... 4.25 ...................6.75 5
Chicken Breast Parmesan ......................................... 4.25 ................. .75
Cheeseburger (half-pound on 6" roll) ....................... 4.25
Veal Parmesan .......................................................... 4.50 ................. 6.75
Steak & Cheese w/mushrooms, peppers & onions .... '4.50 ................. .75
Eggplant Parmesan.................................................... 4.25 ................. .75
Sausage Parmesan, hot or mild ................................. 4.25 .................'6.75
Grilled Chicken w/mushrooms & cheese .................4.50.................'6.75
Pepper & Egg ............................................................ 4.25 ................. 6.25
Roast Beef with Cheese ............................................. '4.50 .........6.......6.75
Ham with Cheese ......................................................25 ................... .25
Genoa Salami with Cheese .......................................4.25 ................'6.75
Capicolla with Cheese .............................................. 4.50 .................'6.75
Prosciutto with Cheese ............................................. 4.50 ................. '6.75
Turkey with Cheese .................................................. '4.25 ................. .25
Tuna Salad .......................................................4.25 .............'....6.25
Choice of Cheeses: American, Swiss, Provolone
All sandwiches served with potato chips, pepperoncinis and olives
Cup of Soup of the Day and 1/2 sandwich (your choice) ................... 4.95
House Specialty "STEPH'S ITALIAN FEAST"...................................... 10.95
Baked Ziti .......... ............. '8.95 Spaghetti w/Meatballs or Sausage...............7.95
Lasagne................................. '8.95 Chicken Breast Parmesan w/Spaghetti......... '8.95
Manicotti .............................. '8.95 Eggplant Parmesan w/Spaghetti ............... '9.95
Cavatelli ............................... 7.95 Spidini Aglio Olio w/Garlic-Basil Linguini '10.95
Stuffed Shells ........................ '8.95 Shrimp Alfredo w/Fettuccine ................... '10.95
Ravioli .................................. '7.95 Shrimp Parmesan w/Tomato-Basil Linguini. 10.95
Fettuccine Alfredo ................ '7.95 Shrimp Aglio Olio w/Garlic-Basil Linguini.. '10.95
Tortellini Alfredo .................. '8.95 Tuna Steak w/our own cream sauce / lemon-
Veal Parm esan w/Spaghetti.......... '10.95 pepper linguini ............................................ 10.95
I All dinners served with house salad and hot bread or garlic bread
1 605 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach (Corner of Gulf Drive & Manatee Ave.)
li] PAGE 24 0 NOVEMBER 21, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Thanksgiving is just around the corer. As soon as
I'm reminded of the "great turkey" holiday, I can't help
but recall a long-ago sitcom, "WKRP in Cincinnati."
In one of the weekly TV shows, the radio station's
management came up with a Thanksgiving promotion
to top all promotions.
They decided to give Cincinnati residents turkeys.
And they handed them out from 1,000 feet above the
city. They thought they'd deliver the live turkeys like
drops of rain from an airplane.
The problem for the generous station folks was that
turkeys don't really fly. They dropped like buckets of
concrete and WKRP was in deep do-do. Oops.
There are plenty of other ways to celebrate Thanks-
giving, quite thankfully, and personally I prefer to get
my turkey from a butcher.
There are a couple of new options for turkey buy-
ing this year.
a A new spe-
X cialty meat market
opened at 7026
I Cortez Road, aptly
named the Butcher
Shop. Fresh, plump
turkeys are on their
way to the new
shop, as well as
another holiday fa-
% ) vorite, spiral-cut
hams. No frozen
birds, said owner
On Longboat, the
rejuvenated Gallagher's Market offers gourmet fare
to go along with their fresh birds.
Gallagher's invites everyone to experience its new
atmosphere and taste gourmet foods from around the
world at a "The Tasting Event," Friday, Nov. 22, from 4
to 8 p.m. They'll be sampling ostrich, smoked salmon,
gourmet cheese, gourmet coffee, pastries and much more.
Gallagher's neighbor at the Whitney Beach Plaza,
Longboat Package & Video, will be serving hundreds
of fine wines from California and around the world
during the event. Their wine tasting will include "the
best of Napa, Sonoma and Carmel" as well as estate
vineyards from Italy, Spain, France, Australia and Ger-
many. The plaza is located at the north end of Longboat
Key, 6800 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
This sounds like an excellent opportunity to "stuff"
a grocery cart in preparation for Thanksgiving.
I wonder if they'll have those delicious red velvet
sweet potatoes I used to crave from Morton's Market
in Sarasota. It's worth checking out, I'm sure.
PLEASE SEE STIR PAGE 24
Artists Guild busts seams at annual variety show
"Broadway Tonight" was a raging success ifjudged by the turnout at the seventh annual event last week. 550
chairs weren't enough to hold the eager audience at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Directed by Dottie
McChesney and Art Ballman, the show included vocal numbers from popular Broadway shows accompanied by the
18-piece orchestra, the Sophisticates. Performers included Linda Grieg, Jack Elka, Pat Kenny, John Sharp, Pat
Higginbotham, Bob LaPiccolo, Roser's Youth Chorus and Mr. Wizard. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
"Serving Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 pm."
CAFE ON THE BEACH
Home of the Delicious
(includes Jimmy Dean Sausage)
Old-Fashioned Breakfasts, Great Lunches & Dinner Specials Nightly
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK 778-0784
Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
Live Entertainment Weekends with MICHELE BISHOP
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Now Accepting Reservations for
T THANKSGIVING DINNER
Thursday Nov. 28 Noon 9PM
Thanksgiving Day Menu
Roast Turkey with stuffing ............... $9.95 New York Strip ............................... $15.95
Roasted Duck ................................ $13.95 Broiled Snapper ............................ $12.95
Baked Ham........................................ $8.95 Stuffed Grouper.................................. $14.95
Prim e Rib ................................... ....... $12.95 Stuffed Shrim p .................................... $14.95
All entrees' include choice of soup & salad and apple cobbler for dessert.
Mon.-Sat 10 am-11 pm Closed Sunday
1830 59th St. W., Blake Park, Bradenton
ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR
On Anna Maria City Pier
SWe're much more than just Oysters
'E BEST DEAL
DAILY 11:30 am to 9 pm BEST DEAL
Fri. & Sat. ti 10 pm ON THE ISLAND!
778-0475 1 lb. of Fresh $14.95
Served with Potato & Slaw
'4 OTHER SPECIALS INCLUDE:
Blue Crab Cakes (Two)
S Served with Potato & Slaw $9.95
o\ -0l e ootat0 All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry $4.95
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Wel Bu Yo se Drf Beerf
01 % ^ \ If You Spot A Dolphin While Dining
\ We'll Buy You A Draft Beer
LOUNGE PROUDLY PRESENTS
Monday-Wednesday 6-10 pm
Thursday Saturday 6-11 pm
12 rh pm S
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 21, 1996 N PAGE 25 I~
STIR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
You're invited to Cortez
To mark their first year in business, Machell &
Franky Koons, owners of the Seahorse Raw Bar and
Grill, 12012 Cortez Rd., invite everyone to participate
in their three-day "Happy Birthday to Us" celebration.
Bobby G. "Sings the Blues" on Thursday night,
Nov. 21. Friday, Nov. 22, Reid Frost performs at 8 p.m.
and Saturday, Nov. 23, the Koons are expecting to play
horseshoes all day followed by a luau-style pig roast
starting at 4 p.m. They'll have "singin' and playing' with
Sue Griffith" from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a tropical
costume contest. Reid Frost will supply music begin-
ning at 8 p.m.
The Koons have done a fantastic job of turning
around a formerly blighted location in the village of
Cortez and we hear their grouper sandwich is pretty
dar good too.
Commemorate the holiday
Pierrette Kelly has an idea. She wants to make
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's holiday
tree a remembering tree and she's inviting you to
share the occasion with her.
This year, the Center will celebrate the spirit of
the holiday season and honor those we are privileged
to have known with a dedication to the late Brendan
Greene, Center board member, volunteer, and long-
time umpire for Anna Maria Little League with a
holiday tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7,
from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Performances by the Manatee High School
Chamber Singers, the King Middle School Eighth
Grade Orchestra and the All Island Youth Chorus
will highlight the event.
Unique paper doves crafted by the children in
the Center's TLC program will be available to in-
No complaints, no problem
An unidentified Holmes Beach swine was caught surveying a puddle near 56th Street and Holmes Boulevard
- coincidently near the area where another pet pig stirred controversy in Holmes Beach. The previous pig
owner was forced to remove her pet and eventually sold her home. Islander Photo: David Futch
scribe and place on the
Center's tree for a do-
nation to the Center.
director of the Cen-
ter, said she hopes
that turning the
holiday tree into a /
tree" will help
for those we
hope for .*04
Mark your calendar now
The Anna Maria Island Community Center an-
nual dinner auction has always been a "Hallmark"
event on my calendar. Plans for the 1997 event are
on "fast forward," according to auction committee
chairwoman Trudy Moon.
Last year's event was a tremendous success due
largely to Moon's efforts and innovative ideas. She
is credited with moving the event from the gym at
the Center to the large hall at St. Bernard.
Moon also is credited with "dressing" up the
event with an annual theme, An Affair to Remember.
The date for this year's major Center fundraiser
is April 12. The event nearly sold out last year and
this year, the committee has decided to limit ticket
sales to advance sales only with a price not yet
determined. No tickets will be sold at the door,
The committee has decided on a sit-down dinner
rather than a buffet as in the past, Moon announced
to Center board members last week. We can't wait
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200-year-old Bible uncovered; any others older?
By David Futch
Betty Shell's link with the past fits snugly in a pew-
ter box six inches long and contains some of the great-
est stories-ever told.
For more than 200 years a leather-bound Bible
brought to the New World from the Old has been in
The Holmes Beach woman is not sure why anyone
including a newspaper would be interested.
It doesn't matter. Shell, 84, and her granddaughter
Star Galletta covet their Good Book, handling it with
"kid gloves" while showing off their pride and joy.
Inside, the book shows it was printed in 1790 by
"The Assigns of Alexander Kincaid, His Majesty's
Shell said she isn't positive about the origin of the
book, which is in good shape and legible, though the
print is quite small.
"I assume someone gave it to my grandmother. I
believe it came from grandfather's side of the family,"
Shell said. "It's a link with the past and my family."
Star Galletta is trying to determine what that link
may be by studying her family tree. Galletta is credited
with saving the book.
"I think the book is wonderful. How many families
can say they have a family Bible this old?" Galletta
said. "I'm a pack rat and save everything."
Apparently it was true about previous generations
of her family.
Shell also has another family Bible considered the
Youngster of the two.
The "newer" Bible is dated 1884 and is the size of
a Webster's unabridged dictionary. It contains beauti-
ful illuminations and block prints, pictures of Roman
coins and a chronological table of the world's great
events. The first entry states "Creation" occurred in
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Star Galletta turns to the first page of her grandmother's 206-year-old Bible that has been in her family since
the beginning ofAmerica. Islander Photo: David Futch
"What have these Bibles seen? Where have they
been?" Galletta said. "I think that's the amazing part.
Editor's Note: Anyone else out there holding an an-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 21, 1996 U PAGE 27 IE
Students in Maureen
Loveland's and Melanie
classes at Anna Maria
Hunsader Farms to enjoy
a old-fashioned hay ride
and a day learning about
fall harvests. One little
girl, right, stoops over to
investigate this thing they
call "hay." Islander
Photo: Courtesy of
These are the "Students of
the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the
week ended Nov. 12. The
children's names are listed
left to right. First row are
Chris Martin, Jeremy
Barrett, Ted Gajda and
Emily Yates. Second row:
Brad Milks, Ethan Struber,
Sarah Claussen, Nick
Taylor, Charlie Woodson
and Danielle Barber. Back
row: Hunter Green, Taylor
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SID] PAGE 28 N NOVEMBER 21, 1996 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 4, trespass to a structure, 2401 Gulf Drive
N., One Particular Harbor. The complainant reported
she cleaned the unit on Oct. 16 and on Nov. 4, she
found that a person unknown had been in the unit. She
found beer bottle caps on the couch, open sodas in the
refrigerator and the bed sheets rumpled. She said she
spoke to the owner who said the unit was not being
rented at the time.
Nov. 6, theft, 200 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
City Pier. The victim reported he left a camera valued
at $200 on a table at the pier cafe and when he returned,
the camera was gone.
Nov. 8, recovered stolen vehicle, 200 Bridge
Street, Bradenton Beach City Pier. Police were alerted
by the sheriff s department about a stolen vehicle in the
parking lot. The officer located the vehicle, and a wit-
ness reported a white male subject left the vehicle two
hours earlier and walked north on Church Street carry-
ing a bag of clothes. The officer found the subject had
been employed at the pier but left stating he was return-
Nov. 8, theft, criminal mischief, 2400 block of
Avenue C. The complainant reported the following
items missing from the residence: a necklace valued
at $36, a jacket valued at $200, a nutcracker valued
at $29, a platter and bowl valued at $15, sandals
valued at $18, a figurine valued at $37, a shirt val-
ued at $22, a book valued at $20, two packages of
garbage bags valued at $6, groceries valued at $50,
a cooler valued at $15, a vase valued at $10, a salt
shaker valued at $8, spices valued at $20, cleaning
products valued at $40, paint supplies valued at $15,
cat medication valued at $30, a bait bucket valued at
$10 and $20 in change.
The complainant also reported a lamp was broken
and her clothes and shoes were cut up.
Nov. 9, capias for failure to appear on two
charges, 200 block of First Street North. The officer
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responded to a report of a domestic disturbance, ran a
check on the subject and found two warrants out of
Volusia County. The subject was placed in custody.
Nov. 10, theft of a bicycle valued at $45, 100
block of Highland Street.
Nov. 11, warrant, 100 block of 29th Street North.
The officer observed a subject known to him, ran a
check and found outstanding warrants for failure to pay
child support and DWLS. The subject was placed in
Nov. 7, burglary, 200 block of 52nd Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed fish-
ing gear valued at $300 from his boat.
Nov. 8, vandalism, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported he and
a witness saw a pickup truck with four to five male ju-
veniles in it drinking beer. The juveniles drove onto the
beach, set fire to some newspapers and left. The juve-
niles were not found.
On Nov. 10, the witness advised the police that
some of the juveniles possibly involved in the incident
were at the beach. The officer spoke to the juveniles,
who denied involvement. The complainant and witness
said they did not see the juveniles start the fire. The
officer warned the juveniles about being at the beach
Nov. 9, damage, 5400 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown threw two
deck chairs into the pool, breaking them, and three
other deck chairs were broken.
Nov. 11, domestic battery, 100 block of Seaside
Court. The officer found the subjects arguing. One said
the other stabbed him in the chest with a toothbrush and
the other said he grabbed her shirt collar and threw her
to the floor. Both were placed in custody.
Nov. 12, suspicious, 2900 block of Avenue E.
The complainant reported a person unknown dumped
a refrigerator, a water heater and miscellaneous trash
in a dumpster at a construction site.
Nov. 12, assistance, 500 block of 68th Street. The
complainant reported an elderly subject wandered
away from the residence. The officer located the sub-
ject in the 5400 block of Marina Drive and returned
him to the residence.
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A Big Success
"This was one of our most successful yard sales
ever," said Edwin Callen, left, chairman of the
mission committee at Roser Church, working the sale
with Beb Meylan. Thanks to the many Islanders and
visitors, the mission committee collected more than
$1, 000 for disaster relief and other worthy causes.
Islander Photo: Michelle Timpanaro
Override power locks
Following a recent accident in which a car
went into the yacht basin at the Back Bay
Steakhouse, the fire district received many calls
concerning power door and window locks on cars.
"You can manually override the locks,"
Fire Chief Andy Price said. "But you have to
wait until the pressure inside and outside the
vehicle is equalized. You cannot open the
vehicle's door against the water pressure, and
you will cause more problems if you try to
break the window. After opening the door, keep
your composure, take a couple of deep breaths
and swim for the surface."
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 21, 1996 0 PAGE 29 PI
Brett Pettigrew, Holmes Beach, and Leah Knowles, Bradenton, right, were
crowned 1996 Manatee High School Homecoming King and Queen by Hernando
DeSoto (Rick Harris) and 1996 DeSoto Queen (and Islander) Tracy Moynihan,
second from left, last week. Islander Photo: Courtesy Joan Pettigrew
The Islander meets ninth world wonder
Islander Donna Huffman reads her copy of The Islander Bystander in front of the
Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct, commonly known as Nicholson Bridge in
Nicholson, Pa. Nicholson Bridge, built between 1912 to 1915, is the largest stone
railroad bridge in the world. Acclaimed as the ninth man-made wonder of the
world, the bridge is 2,375feet long, stands at a height of 240 feet above stream
level/300 feet above bedrock, and is held up by 12 spans, two of which are buried
100 feet into the earth. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Donna Huffman
Christina Zash and Shanen Young, above, play Privateers at the Fall Festival in the
tree at Anna Maria Elementary School. At right, many including the Privateers -
volunteered their time to be a part of the parade and festivities at the annual Fall
Festival, the Anna Maria Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization's major
fundraiser of the year. Islander Photos: Michelle Timpanaro
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JE PAGE 30 N NOVEMBER 21, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
'Sophisticated' panhandle; Longboat tries again
By Bob Ardren
Affectionately known as the "Redneck Riviera,"
Florida's panhandle has been called many things but
"sophisticated" is generally not one of them. Now,
though, The New York Times has done just that.
Four times a year the Times publishes a Sunday
magazine called "The Sophisticated Traveler." Each
issue contains a half dozen or so destinations that New
York travel editors think are hot, up-and-coming spots.
The most recent issue includes articles on cruising
Lake Nasser in Egypt, touring Bologna in Italy,
Melbourne in Australia, Baden-Baden in Germany and
the Florida panhandle.
S "Where beer flows like wine," is how they de-
scribe the area.
"This is Florida: not the familiar face of it the
Caribbean stew of Miami, metro Disney World, the
armed-response retirement camps of Sarasota but
north Florida, where the South runs into the Gulf."
Here's betting Sarasotans love seeing their commu-
nity described as "armed-response retirement camps."
The article celebrates small seaside communities
like Apalachicola, Sopchoppy, St. Marks and Panacea.
Mostly very small towns offering some vestiges of real
Florida charm, not Disney-type reproductions.
"The little towns here with weird names are strug-
gling to catch up with the rest of the 20th century, so
far without success. Until they do, it's a good place to
get lost," Times writer Kevin Canty concludes.
As I mentioned last week in this column, many of
us feel the same way about Cortez. Here's hoping it
never catches up with the 20th century.
Migrators passing through
This is the time of the year we can all see various
migrating birds either passing through or arriving for
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Longboat tries again
Three miles of Longboat Key beaches are get-
ting renourished in a $5.5 million program starting
this week. Longboat Public Works Director Len
Smalley says funding comes from $4 million the
community had left over from the 1993
renourishment project, three years of Tourist Devel-
opment Tax funds plus $651,000 from the State of
This time Longboat is trying to keep the pumped
up sand in place using groins and a sand "sill" about
450 feet offshore. It's going to be interesting to see
if this works and if it eliminates the so-called "hot
Coastal geologists say that there would be no
real erosion problems along Longboat Key beaches
if they'd had the sense to build back behind the sec-
ond dune line instead of right on the beach. But
that's hindsight now, and Longboat if this
renourishment works no better than the last one -
will be spending millions for re-nourishment into
Or at least until "The Big One" comes through.
Signs still rim canal
Those phony "No Trespassing" signs along the
Longboat rim canal are still in place despite the
Longboat town manager's demand for removal within
10 days a month ago.
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the town's sign ordinance.
Just for fun last week, I checked with the Sarasota
County tax office and discovered that apparently the
association has never paid taxes on the rim canal it
claims to own. A local fisher/attorney tells me he's
asked to see the group's deed, but they've never got-
ten back to him.
My bay bottom, no, it's mine
Islanders may be amused at the mess the City of
Sarasota finds itself in over its spiffy downtown ma-
rina, Marina Jack. Seems the marina operator wants
to expand his operations. The city thought it was a
So the operator's lawyer did a little research to
make sure all loose ends were tied up, and "holy
cow!" They discovered the city has no lease or dedi-
cation for the submerged lands it's been renting to
the marina for 40 years.
For 40 years this operator has been paying rent
to a landlord the city that didn't own the farm,
so to speak.
Now the city is scrambling to get the submerged
lands under the 110 or so slips dedicated to it, but there
may be a hitch. These days the state likes to lease that
kind of land and collect rent. A portion of the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection's annual bud-
get comes from just such leases.
The marina operator says he's not going to pay the
state fees, that he's already paying the city $155,000 a
year and has a contract far beyond the year 2000. And
city officials are squirming and hoping and... well, stay
tuned as those "sophisticates" in Sarasota try to find a
way out of this one.
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High winds mean low catches
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Winds up to 40 mph kept fishing guides in port last
week, though some braved the gusts and had some
Now that the winds have subsided, fishing and
catching should do a 180-degree turn.
Anna Maria City Pier Gary said anglers are
catching a lot of sheepshead using shrimp and oyster
crabs in the morning and in the afternoon they're catch-
ing mangrove snapper.
Rod & Reel Pier Jack said Joseph Tannell
caught a 39 1/4 inch, 21-pound snook. Also, he said
they're catching a lot of black drum, sheepshead and
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said the Dorato King-
fish Tournament saw two people catch a 30- and 40-
pound kingfish off Clearwater Beach. Also, sheepshead
are biting around the bayous, bridges and docks.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Sue said their four-
hour trip averaged 45 head of Key West grunts and
porgies. Their six-hour trip averaged 50 head of grunts
while the nine-hour trip averaged 30 grunts, porgies
and four black grouper.
Angler's Repair Capt. Thom Smith was able to
put one charter on several snook to 27 inches and red-
fish to 24 inches in Terra Ceia Bay.
On my boat Magic we managed one trip last week
with several small redfish and only two keepers. We
also caught several mangrove snapper and sheepshead.
Capt. Phil Shields and Capt. Keith Barnett on the
Reef Reacher braved the offshore winds and came
Michael Steach is all smiles after catching this 47-inci
up with an unusual catch not far off the beach. While
fishing for kings about 12 miles out, Shields and
Barnett found some black fin tuna chasing bait and
were able to get one of their anglers a 30-pound
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prize. On another trip, Shields said his customers
insisted on going out despite howling winds. They
stayed within a mile of the beach and caught floun-
der and grouper.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 44-foot sailboat
aground in Anna Maria Sound. A commercial sal-
vage company boat responded to the call and re-
floated the vessel.
Nov. 9, Boarding. A 48-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator re-
ceived a notice of violation for not having the
vessel's name on life rings and Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), the painter for
the life raft was not attached to the vessel, reflective
tape and personal marker lights on life jackets
needed to be replaced and the EPIRB was in the
Nov. 9, Boarding. A 48-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 9, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a written warning for having damaged life jack-
ets on board.
Nov. 9, Boarding. A 27-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having the required fire ex-
tinguisher on board.
Nov. 9, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's registra-
tion on board.
Nov. 9, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for not having the vessel's
registration on board and improperly displaying the
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Nov. 9, Boarding. A 26-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 9, Boarding. A 31-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for having the wrong color
life rings, not having reflective tape on the life rings
and displaying the wrong size documentation numbers.
Nov. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot power boat
aground in Sarasota Bay. A commercial salvage com-
pany responded and refloated the vessel.
Nov. 10, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 10, Boarding. A 30-foot sailboat was boarded
PLEASE SEE COAST LINES, NEXT PAGE
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 21, 1996 0 PAGE 33 1J
Islanders improve soccer standings to 8-1-1
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club improved their record to
8-1-1 on the season with a 5-2 win over F. C. United
of St. Petersburg Sunday at G.T. Bray park. Their vic-
tory was truly a "team effort" as they had a difficult
time naming one person as "man-of-the-match." In-
stead, they split the Foster's oil can among the "men-
of-the-match" which happened to be the whole team.
F.C. United came out at the opening whistle and
looked like the better side as they were controlling the
ball and the mid-field. The Island defense managed to
keep them from scoring thanks to stellar play from the
back line of Brett McIntosh, Ian Fairweather, Danny
Mitchell and Matteaus "Franz Becken" Bowers.
The Islander's got on the scoreboard first when
Eddie McKeithan received the ball on the left wing and
held onto the ball while Neil Fellowes made a diago-
nal run through the defense. McKeithan made a nice
pass that Fellowes ran onto and split the defense then
beat the goalie for a 1-0 lead.
The lead was short lived however as F.C. United
came right ba6k at the Islander's defense with a cross
to a wide open teammate on the far post that he finished
to tie the score at 1-1. Minutes later, F.C. United was
handed a gift by the referee when an Island player went
up and over a United player to head the ball out of the
box. The referee called a foul and awarded a penalty
kick which they finished for a 2-1 lead.
That penalty kick gave United the lead but it also
woke the Islanders up as they really stepped up the
defensive and offensive pressure. The Islanders stole
the ball in their defensive end and started a counter at-
tack. Neil Fellowes took the ball down the right side of
the penalty box and delivered a cross into the goal
mouth that bounced around before Tim "Bubba"
Bugna "faced" the ball into the goal to knot the score
at 2-2. The score remained 2-2 as the whistle blew to
signal the end of the first half.
The IFC came out to play the second half the way
they ended the first half: aggressive! Their aggressive-
ness paid off early as Andy Smith stole the ball and sent
a shot on goal from 30 yards out that "knuckled" it's
way past the goalie for a 3-2 lead.
The Islanders were really starting to move the ball
around which created a lot of scoring chances. One
such chance was realized when Kenny Bowers con-
trolled a clearing ball by United and found Smith mov-
ing up the middle of the field. He sent a short pass past
the defense to Bugna who hit a high shot from 35 yards
over the goalie's head and into the goal for a 4-2 lead.
The next scoring chance was a total team effort.
First the ball was stolen deep in the Islanders defen-
sive end. There, the ball was passed out to Kevin
Cassidy who spotted Ken Bowers in the mid-field.
Bowers saw his brother Matt making a run down the
left wing and delivered the ball to space which he
quickly filled. Matt took the ball to the corner and
served it across the goal mouth where Tim Lease
finished it off with a scintillating header into the
corner of the goal for an insurmountable 5-2 lead.
The 5-2 lead held up as the Islanders rested some of
the regulars for the remainder of the game.
The IFC is back in action next Sunday at 1p.m. in
south St. Pete against the SS Jammers, already beaten
by the Islanders 3-0 in a hard fought game in October.
Islanders would appreciate fan support for this last
away game. For information or directions to the field,
please contact Kevin Cassidy at 778-1635.
COAST LINES, FROM PAGE 32
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 10, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for not having any flares on
Nov. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 26-foot sailboat overdue
from Tampa Bay to Miami. Station Cortez conducted
communication checks with all waterfront restaurants,
bridges and marinas with negative results.
Nov. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot power boat adrift
with a diver in the water near the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel, Manatee Marine vessel
and an Eckerd College boat responded. The Coast
Guard boat retrieved the diver from the water and re-
turned him to his adrift boat.
Nov. 11, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having the vessel's
registration on board.
Nov. 11, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 11, Boarding. A 27-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having the vessel's registration on
board and not having enough life jackets for the pas-
Nov. 11, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Winners in the Nov. 16 horseshoe games
were George Landraitis and Bill Starrett, both of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Bill Cooney and
Vaughn Davis, both of Bradenton Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no mem-
Cortez received a report of a 47-foot sailboat aground
in Sarasota Bay. A commercial salvage company boat
responded and refloated the vessel.
Nov. 13, Boarding. A 26-foot fishing boat was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
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with coconut palms. $199,900.
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and plenty of parking. All units furnished and
have excellent rental history. $539,000.
Canalfront 3BR/2BA home with spacious floor
plan, large kitchen that is a real gourmet pleaser
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Enjoy a direct Gulfview and beautiful
sunsets from this 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Amenities include pool and Jacuzzi. Unit
just refurbished and is in "as new" condi-
tion. Too many extras to list. Offered at
$154,900. Call Bill Bowman at 794-8482.
2BR/1 BA totally upgraded unit. New car-
pet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower, low
maintenance fees. Priced at $99,900.
Call Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.
OCEAN PARK TERRACE
Newly listed 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront
residence, Mexican tile floors, private 17
x 29 roof-top terrace. Secured elevator,
large pool area and wide sandy walking
beach! Offered at $279,900. Contact
Dave Moynihan 778-7976.
Spacious 5BR/2.5BA Island residence
on a double lot with lush tropical land-
scaping and a short walk to prime
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Island property sales
746 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, an elevated 2,102 sfla
2bed/2bath/3car home built in 1985 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 10/11/96, Armstrong to Sinnott, for $195,000;
2105 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,196 sfla 2bed/lbath home built in 1930 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 10/17/96, Murphy to Nill, for $147,000;
1BR/1BA, apartment $1400 mo
Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
2BR/2BA, Sarasota $2000 mo ,
Perico Bay Club
2BR/2BA villa $950 mo
matching p.1e a ferties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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double car garages with workshop area, slate entry
foyer, ceramic tiled floors, private den with built-in book-
cases and wood burning fireplace, formal dining room,
and so much more! Only $450,000 including Preferred
One Year Homeowner's Warranty!
Beautifully remodeled 3BR/2.5BA bayfront showplace
offers dazzling view and lots of privacy, including a pre-
ferred split bedroom design, all white gourmet kitchen with
ceramic tiled floor and loads of counter and cupboard
space, oversized interior laundry room and 307.15 ft. of
spectacular newly seawalled waterfront on a 3/4 acre lot!
One Year Homeowner's Warranty! $495,000.
LUXURIOUS BIMINI BAYFRONT HOME
This light, spacious, beautifully appointed 3BR/3BA
home overlooks the sparkling waters of Bimini Bay!
Includes floor to ceiling sliding doors along the lovely
bayside Florida room, wood burning brick fireplace,
Interesting room angles with built in bookcases, glass
blocks, ceiling fans, security system, boat dock with
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2911 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,566
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car duplex built in 1980 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 10/14/96, Glanz to EMR Investments, for
$149,500; list $159,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 209 Martinique
North, a 2bed/2bath 1,200 sfla condo built in 1972, was
sold 10/14/96, Wirtschafter to Morse, for $145,000; list
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 134
Westbay Cove, a bayfront 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1977, was sold 10/17/96, Patak to Kilbank, for
$154,000; list unknown.
Anna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner
224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open
and airy, great room/living room with wood burning fire-
place and oak floors. Master suite has his and her walk-in
closets and whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened
deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and
water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage
under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $349,000 Please call 778-0217.
611 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, 11B Imperial
House, a 2bed/2bath 789 sfla condo built in 1969, was
sold 10/18/96, Reynolds to O'Hara, for $81,500; list
208 54th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,236
sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1954 on a 7,950 sf lot,
was sold 10/24/96, Wickwire to Reiber, for $112,500;
237 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, an elevated,
canalfront 3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1,990 on a
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305 NORTH SHORE DR. (comer of Palm and N. Shore)
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117 WILLOW AVE.
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112 TERN DR.
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erty can be divided. Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
613 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach........... $259,900
Key Royale. Sparkling 3BR/2BA home on a deep water
canal with dock and davits. Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
5808 Gulf Drive #109, Holmes Beach ..... $279,000
Direct Gulffront condo with sweeping views of the Is-
land. 2BR/2BA, secured lobby, elevator. Carol Will-
iams 778-1718 eves.
6250 Holmes Blvd. #66, Holmes Beach $164,900
North Beach Village. 3BR/2BA townhouse, turnkey
furnished. Near pool, walk to beach. Carla Price
6934 Arbor Oaks Circle, Bradenton........ $142,900
2 story custom built home. 3BR/2.5BA, open and
spacious floor plan, community pool, no yard main-
tenance. Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
1206 58th Street W., Bradenton ................ $64,500
Meadowcroft. 2BR/2BA condo with cathedral ceilings
and extended porch overlooking greenbelt area. Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
3705 9th Avenue W., Bradenton ............... $72,900
2BR/1 BA pool home. Updated kitchen and bathroom,
entertainment deck. Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
6306 98th Street E., Bradenton ............. $159,900
Braden Woods. 3BR/2BA home on an acre lot. Free
form solar heated pool, fireplace in family room,
updated appliances. Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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REAL ESTATE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 34
75x148 lot, was sold 10/22/96, Loudermilk to
Sappenfield, for $238,000; list $246,500.
3703 5th Ave., Holmes Beach, 1 Seacrest II, a
2bed/2bath 1,100 sfla condo built in 1985, was sold 10/
23/96, Singerle to Kaeding, for $100,000; list un-
503 Bayview Dr., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
bayview 864 sfla 2bed/lbath/2cp home built in 1960 on
a 9,000 sfla lot, was sold 10/22/96, Brown to Ander-
son, for $130,000; list unknown.
511 59th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated canalfront
1,692 sfla+ 3bed/2.5bath+/2car home with pool built in
1983 on a 12,075 sf lot, was sold 10/22/96, Mansfield
to Armstrong, for $260,000; list unknown.
6005 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 217 Playa
Encantada, a 2bed/2bath 1108 sfla condo built in 1980,
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WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous ICW
view. Deeded carport, large boat slip. Pool, tennis. De-
sirable 2BR/2B 1st floor corner unit. Westbay Pointe &
Moorings. $174,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C15381
EXTRAORDINARY WATERFRONT. Historic location
at mouth of Manatee River. Breathtaking views of Sky-
way Bridge, Tampa Bay. 2.4 +/- acre estate, over 200'
of beach. 5BR/5-1/2B, crown molding, travertine floor-
ing, stone fireplace. Open floor plan. $2,999,000. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. R12991
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESI-
DENCE with panoramic views. 3BR/3B, fireplace in
great room, 55' wraparound deck. Professionally land-
scaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R68328
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex plus lot
2BR/2B and 2BR/1B. Gulfside, short walk to beach.
Zoned C2. $390,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. D15844
LUXURY CONDOMINIUM. Elegant 3BR/2B on the
ICW. Overlooks boat basin. Private lobby/elevator.
Over 2,000 sq. ft., fireplace, 3 porches, 2-car garage
and workshop. Tennis, pool, boat slip. Immediate pos-
session $335,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C16424
EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privileges.
Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay.
$139,900. Dick Ring, 748-7937. C13626
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On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
ANNA MARIA. Seasonal, elegant and charming
single family home. 2BR/2B, den, second level, bay
view. $3,500 per month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
was sold 10/21/96, Palmitier to Wahls, for 124,500; list
626 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,197 sfla 2bed/2bath/Icar home built in 1966 on a
9,600 sf lot, was sold 10/21/96, Roak to Althoff, for
$175,000; list unknown.
1003 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 202A Coconuts, an
upstairs 645 sfla lbed/1bath Gulffront condo built in
1972, was sold 10/30/96 Sipe to Vandenbranden, for
$115,000; list unknown.
1906 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 204 Coquina
Beach Club, a Gulffront, elevated 1,200 sfla 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1985, was sold 10/29/96,
Giacalone to O'Neill, for $180,000; list $189,000.
4307 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 207 Cayman Cay
Villas, an upstairs 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1974, was sold 11/1/96, Stoner to Reynolds, for
$90,000; list unknown.
525 56th St., Holmes Beach, a bayfront two-story
2,083 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1954 on a
10,965 sf lot, was sold 11/1/96, Chalfant to Geeraerts,
for $384,900, list unknown.
9502 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,508
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1972 on a 75x110 lot,
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000. #TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly landscaped backyard, en-
closed lanai, garage, potential for duplex. #TDY16062.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private beach, desir-
able location. $1,895,000. #TDY16859.
PALMA SOLA*MVP Seller will entertain offers between $130,000
-$160,000. 1/2 block to Bay. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, caged pool,
large lot. Citrus, quiet street. #TDY17901.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
was sold 11/1/96, Brewer to Sanjuan, for $190,000; list
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
"Gulf to Bay community with club-
house. Heated pool, fishing dock
S and 150' deeded Gulffront ac-
cess. Ground level unit well
maintained. $87,500. #17564
SCarol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA bayview. Heated pool, dock, walk to beach, low maintenance fees. Carefree living
in this Gulf to Bay community. $79,900. #CH68847. Call Carol S. Heinze eves. 778-7246.
BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS *MVP listing. Seller will entertain offers between $300,000 $370,000. View of Gulf, 3BR/
2BA, large deck with vaulted ceilings. #CH67898. Call Carol S. Heinze eves. 778-7246.
MVP LISTING Seller will entertain offers between $130,000 $160,000. Deeded boat dock, possible duplex. Close
to Gulf and Bay. Lanai, private backyard. #TDY18162. Call T. Dolly Young eves. 778-5427.
Fax: 941- 778-3035
TRIPLEX *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$650,000 $720,000. 3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/1BA and efficiency.
Covered parking. Direct Gulffront on 2 lots. #KS 14087.
TRIPLEX 3BR/1 BA, 2BR/1BA, 1 BR/1 BA close to the beach.
Excellent rental history. #KS13966. $159,900.
GULFFRONT FOURPLEX *MVP Seller will entertain offers
between $650,000 $790,000. Direct Gulffront. 4 units
beautifully furnished, excellent income, contract with large
German travel agency. Walking distance to stores and res-
taurants. Laundry room, outdoor shower, guest bath and
shower downstairs. Walk around the Island from this super
3BR/3BA HOME with solar heated pool.
Ceramic entrance and traffic area, ceramic
kitchen, fireplace and cathedral ceilings. Many
ceiling fans and upgrades done on this
beautiful home. #17777. $175,000. Call Karin
Stephan eves. 388-1267.
DUPLEX 2-story charming, well-main-
tained, 2BR/1BA each. One short
block to sparkling Gulf in Holmes
Beach. Beautiful landscaped lot with
large shade trees. Room to enlarge or
build pool. Quiet neighborhood. Priced
to sell at $169,000. #17780. Call Karin
Stephan eves. 388-1267 or Michael
Advocate eves. 778-0608.
ANNA MARIA p T LR
Brand new Key
West style home in
the City of Anna .
Maria. Gulfview from
the bedroom. Steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA with
pool. Call for your private tour today. #KS16988.
$295,000. Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267.
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Light, bright, airy waterfront home in beautiful Key
Royale. Ready to move into at 606 Gladstone Lane,
Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, 2,194 sq. ft. newer air condi-
tioning, large kitchen with canal view. 319 sq. ft. screen
or window enclosed porch overlooks canal, newer boat
dock and lift with electricity and water. 536 sq. ft. 2-car
garage. Newer double-pane windows, carpeting and
ceramic tile throughout. Inside laundry room. $269,000.
PLEASE CALL GLENN BLACK, 778-4880 FOR APPT.
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PAIR SWIVEL WING-BACK rockers, excellent con-
dition. $50 each or $75 pair. 778-6445, if no answer,
ELECTRIC GUITAR Epiphone Les Paul brand
new. Guitar, stand, instruction book included. $250
firm. Call 778-0511 anytime. Must see!
WESTINGHOUSE WASHER and electric dryer, 5
years old. $150 pair. Whirlpool gas dryer with 100 lb.
tank. $150. Call 778-4228.
WILLS, LIVING WILLS Give your loved ones a gift
certificate for a will for Christmas $75. Horn Parale-
gal Services 798-9649.
SINGLE BED in good condition. Very comfortable
with white headboard $55. Call 778-9125.
$179 BLUE BLAZER size 42, portly. Like new $60.
LIFESTYLE CARDIO FIT exerciser. Total body mo-
tion. Like new $110. 778-3767.
RATTAN 2 END TABLES, queen size sofa/
sleeper, glass top dining table with 4 chairs. Also
white newly upholstered Castro love seat. 778-6284.
TWO BLUE AND WHITE tulip-pattern couches $100
each. Call 778-7455, leave message to see.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $6.50 lb. Island Players Box Office
778-6956 for information or delivery. Also available
at The Islander Bystander 5404 Marina Drive,
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
CARPORT SALE Fri. & Sat., Nov. 22 & 23, 9 2.
Golf clubs, bicycles, games, linens, clothing, purses,
housewares, typewriter, books and tools. 4602 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 23, 9 ? 603 Concord
Lane, Holmes Beach. Off Key Royale/66th Street.
PLANTS DECORATIONS BOOK SALE. Sat.,
Nov. 23, 9 1. Roser Church Fellowship Hall, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Anna Maria Garden Club.
CRAFT AND BAKE SALE Sat., Nov. 30. Vendors
wanted. Booth spaces are $15. Contact the Anna
Maria Art League at 778-2099.
2 FAMILY MOVING SALE Sat., Nov. 23, 9 ?
2309 2311 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 23, 7 2. Custom cock-
pit enclosure, brass collectibles, complete set of
dishes, Bennington stoneware, brass items. 616
Baronet Lane, Key Royale.
YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Nov. 23 & 24. Kids bunk
bed, queen water bed, scuba equipment, stackable
dryer and lots more! 308 60th Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE 3 FAMILY Sat., Nov. 23, 8 am.
Christmas items, gifts, weight bench, china, glass-
ware, fabric, linens, bath/kitchen, jewelry, guitar,
electronics. 308 Iris, Anna Maria.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
BIG YARD SALE. Fri., Sat. & Sun., Nov. 22, 23 &
24, 9 4:30. Couches, beds, dressers, miscella-
neous furniture and many other items. 1107 Gulf
YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., Nov. 22 & 23, 8 ? Miscel-
laneous. 8010 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST CAT. Nana misses her kitty kitty. Orange and
brown stripe with white paws. Vicinity of 77th Street,
Holmes Beach. 778-2323.
FOUND GLASSES on the beach near Coquina in
Bradenton Beach. Glasses can be claimed at The
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages
of information everything you need to know to en-
joy the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, dis-
counted 33% only at the newspaper office. You pay
only $10 plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original
Florida Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a
great gift. Available for $19.95 at The Islander By-
stander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) -We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 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.
1988 SAAB 900S automatic, air, all power, sun roof,
very clean. $4,250 OBO. 778-7819.
CHRYSLER LEBARON CONVERTIBLE 1982. Low
mileage motor and top in good condition. Real buy at
$1,990. 113 51st Street, Holmes Beach. 778-7334.
1992 LINCOLN TOWNCAR Signature Series. Ex-
cellent condition, 56,000 miles. Asking $15,500
OBO. Call 778-5057.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
25' CATALINA SAILBOAT, swing keel, well main-
tained. 9.9, VHF, 2 new batteries, recent bottom
paint, extras. Ready. $6,800. Call 778-9315.
A STEAL! 25' CHRIS CRAFT CRUISER. Inboard
225, sleeper, head, galley, dinette, radios, compass,
fish-finder. Fully equipped, clean, runs great. Sac-
rifice at $9,500. See at Holmes Beach Marina. (941)
BOAT DOCK FOR RENT deep water, easy access
water and electric at dock. Holmes Beach. 778-5963.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
AVON EARN MONEY for Christmas. Full or part time.
For information or to buy Avon call 252-4687 pager.
CIRCLE K ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full and
part time cashiers. Excellent benefits, great opportu-
nities for advancement. Retail experienced preferred.
Apply in person.
TIP OF THE ISLAND is now accepting applications
for breakfast cook/waitress. Call 778-3909.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 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 forTingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
RN NURSE COMPANION available to give you
assistance in your home. Also will run errands. Over
20 years experience. References. 383-2497.
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH CARE all phases. 20
years experience, excellent references. Nights avail-
able. Call 778-2085.
ADULT CARE in your home. 25 years experience,
good references. 756-0102 afternoons or eves.
CARING COMPANION AVAILABLE for your needs.
Prepare meals, doctors appointments and errands.
Available days, have car. 778-7637.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. 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., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
HOUSE CLEANING apartments, condos, houses.
Call Ana at 778-0141.
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service. Island
pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment. Ref-
erences available. Phone 778-2085.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
CEDAR BEACH HOUSE!!!
Close to bay & beach on the north end of Anna Maria. Lush
tropical landscaping surrounds this lovely home. Just steps
to the Rod & Reel pier. Just listed at $177,500.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 GullDlve P 0 Box 717.Anna Mana, FL34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
ON TWO BEAUTIFUL LOTS!
Charming two bedroom home offers potential to
create a lovely family home with two lots which
front two streets! Lovely Anna Maria neighbor-
hood and open view of Anna Maria Basin.
Close to Bay beach. Asking $175,000.
A '(^^sS 1957
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*We ARE the I land
9805 Gulf Drive PO BoR 835 Anna Maia, Florda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
Modern 2 bedroom with loft (a 3rd bedroom), 2 bath,
caged pool, 2-car garage, fireplace, canalfront home
in the city of Anna Maria. 2,016 sfla/3,286 sq. ft.
under roof. $295,000. 103 Pelican canal lot next
door is also available for $150,000 ... for the person
requiring estate proportions.
Doug Dowling Realty
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HIS PARENTS COMING in for the holidays? Don't
stress. Have your home cleaned now. Call Rick at
Dolphin Cleaning and Maintenance. 778-2864.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Treat yourself to a
therapeutic massage. Very relaxing, stress and pain
relieving. Nationally certified massage therapist.
Very reasonable. Jeff, 795-8243.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
FREEDOM CARE Save on health insurance. En-
dorsed by the American Small Business Association.
Choose your own plan. Call Arnold at 794-0567.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Full and part
time places available now for 18 months through 5
years. Also, limited after school care. 778-2967.
HOUSE CALLS HAIR & NAILS, tips and wraps,
pedicures. Insured, licensed and well experienced.
For appointment call 756-5669, leave message,
name and phone.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Important
notice to parents. Hot meals served daily, naps now
optional. Come by and check us out. 778-2967.
DOCTORS FRANK & LISA LANZISERA, chiroprac-
tors. Treatment for neck and low back pain, head-
aches, Sciatica, ruptured discs, Fibromyalgia. 15
years experience. Free consultation. 794-3344,
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
HOME IMPRlOVElMENT i7 d
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
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Shopping Center. Holmes Beach
JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential &
commercial. New construction or remodeling. In-
sured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or pager
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.
747-1098..(Don't say how, say Hilton).
RELIABLE HANDYMAN Small jobs and odd jobs
are my specialty. Licensed and insured. Call Tom
the Handyman at (941) 761-8182.
HOME MAINTENANCE REPAIRS over 35 years
experience in all phases for residential, condos and
mobile homes. Small jobs preferred. Bill 778-2409.
HANDYMAN LIGHT HAULING. Fix screens,
doors, painting, cleaning garages, trimming, etc.
Free estimates. Reasonable, honest, dependable.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE joint sealing, weep
holes, back-fill, commercial diving, erosion control,
dock repair. Local references, work guaranteed.
Call Cliff at 778-7367.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1 BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly from Nov. 26
to Dec. 29 at $300 wk., includes phone and cable.
Also available Mar. & Apr. at $1,300 mo. 778-2832.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. Off
season $700 mo., season $1,100 mo. 211 South
Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
ENCHANTING ENGLISH TUDOR home 4BR/3BA,
Gulfview on 3 lots of beautiful landscaping. Fireplace,
turret observatory, large screened porch. Everything
you could possibly want in a vacation. Available Nov.
and Dec. Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
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ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious, unfurnished 2BR/2BA
plus Florida room offering 1,400 sq. ft. living area.
Panoramic Gulf view! $950 mo. plus utilities. Anna
Maria Realty, 778-2259.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1BA
$625. 2BR/2BA $650. Nice, quiet locations. No
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL Cute 2BR/1BA
lower duplex. Available Mar. $1,600 mo.; Dec.
$350 wk. 778-6198.
SEASONAL WATERFRONT 1BR/1BA overlooking
Gulf, across from beach. Large deck, covered parking.
$1,500 mo; less for 3 months or more. 778-0019.
WANT TO TRADE HOMES for 1 or 2 months. Mine
in Dana Point, CA for your Gulffront. 778-2092 un-
til Dec. 1 or (714) 493-3537 after Dec. 15.
CHARMING 2BR GULFFRONT apartment. Walk to
shops, ground level, lovely furnished interior. Sea-
sonal, no pets. (941) 778-3143.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW 2BR on dead end street
along Gulf. Quaint, quiet, cozy. Washer/dryer. Jan. -
Apr. $1,100 mo. plus electricity. $400 wk. 778-0990.
BEACH HOUSE 3BR/3BA, carport, wrap-around
porch, dishwasher, washer, dryer, steps to beautiful
beach. Available Dec. 1 through Dec. 30, week or
month. Call 778-4468.
HIDEAWAY COVE SEASONAL perfect bayview
between bridges. One block to beach. Nice quiet
dead end street. First floor, 2BR, fully furnished with
dock. Available Dec. through Apr. No smoking or
pets. (941) 778-7107.
HOLMES BEACH nicely furnished 1 BR/1BA, stones
throw to beach. Available for 1996 1997 season.
Clean and quiet. $1,500 mo. 778-4368.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rentals. Immaculate
1 & 2BR apartments, turnkey furnished. Stones
throw to beach. Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across form
beach. 2 units available Dec. Apr. 2BR/1BA $1,500
mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-8200.
UNFURNISHED ANNUAL charming North Longboat
home on canal with dock. Easy walk to beach.
Vaulted ceiling in great room, open kitchen, lanai,
nice landscaping with citrus trees. 3BR/2BA. $1,500
mo. Michele Lynn Knuese, Broker/Realtor, the
Longboat Connection (941) 387-9709.
Sat November 23 1 to 4
5400 Gulf Drive #28, Holmes Beach.
Fumished 1BR/1BA unit with extended living room.
Completely updated in '95. Overlooks pool with a Gulf
view. $89,900. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
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HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/2BA, steps to
beach. $1,750 mo. includes utilities, washer/dryer.
Available Dec. and Mar. 106 77th Street. 778-3267.
SEASONAL RENTAL Anna Maria Island. Gorgeous,
totally remodeled, canalfront with dock. Short 1 block
plus walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large, sunny
Florida room for entertaining. Call (941) 688-9281 or
FOR RENT DEC. THROUGH APR. Newly remod-
eled 4BR/3BA pool home. $2,650 on canal, includes
everything. Just move in. 526 75th Street, Holmes
FOR RENT DEC. THROUGH APR. Beach house,
3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, fireplace. Best view in Anna
Maria. Turnkey furnished. 778-9252. $2,850 per mo.
CUTE COTTAGE WITH DOCK on ICW. Fully fur-
nished, quiet, breezy, fantastic sunsets. Available
now. $800 mo. or $250 wk. 794-5980.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE for winter season. Effi-
ciency and 1BR apartments starting at $1,200 mo. 3
mo. minimum. No pets. Holmes Beach. 778-2071.
WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA seasonal fully furnished.
Heated pool, washer, dryer, tennis court. $2,100 mo.
COZY QUIET CLEAN 2BR/1BA annual in Anna
Maria. Ground floor, carport, utility with washer/dryer
hook-up. No smoking or pets. $700 mo. plus. (860)
355-3009 or 778-3119.
ANNUAL: DUPLEX, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, on lake, near beach. Recently refurbished,
deck. $700 mo. Seasonal: Beautiful 2BR/1BA near
beach. Dec. Jan. $1,200. Annual: Bradenton
Beach duplex. 2BR/2BA, carport, recently refur-
bished. View of Gulf. $700 mo. Call 779-1070 or
HAVE FABULOUS CONDO IN Smokey Mountains
Gatlinburg, TN. Would like to swap for house or
condo in Feb. Can use my condo anytime for skiing,
fireplace, view. 778-3532 or (513) 941-7377.
WANTED VACATION RENTAL 2 weeks in March. 2
or 3 beds on or near Gulf for 2 responsible adults with
2 well behaved children and no pets. Non smokers.
Call (508) 336-2201.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share furnished 2BR/2BA
duplex. Close to Gulf beaches. $125 wk. no utilities.
DUPLEX 2BR/2BA lanai, carports, elevated on lake.
Turnkey. 3 month minimum $1,625., available 1/1/97 or
unfurnished now at $625, last and security. 778-1592.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO 2BR/2BA for rent and
house for rent, 3BR/2BA, pool, fenced, 2 lanais, just
remodeled. Both for Dec., Jan. 792-1554.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA detached elevated du-
plex apartment in Holmes Beach. No pets. $750 mo.
plus utilities. Washer and dryer included. 778-2993.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA & EFFICIENCY apartment.
Nice and clean. Walk to beach. Small pet OK with
deposit. (941) 778-5057.
BRADENTON BEACH GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA
condo. Available immediately. $1,500 mo., 3 mo.
minimum. Call (941) 795-1022.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA condo
available through January. $600 wk. Call 778-0510
DECEMBER ONLY 1BR/1BA duplex apartment, 1
block to grocery, drug store, restaurant, shopping. 2
blocks to beach. Clean and comfortable, only $350
BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA
elevated home. Carpeted, huge deck. All rooms
overlook Gulf. Available Dec. 8 31 and month of
March. (813) 920-5595.
VACATION/SEASON Ocean ground floor renovated
cottage, turnkey. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6. $700 wk. -
$2,500 mo. 778-4523 or 1 (800) 977-0803.
ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATH for rent. Kitchen/laun-
dry privileges, pool, walk to beach. Holmes Beach
ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTY NEEDED! We
have a waiting list! Wagner Realty 778-2246 or
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RENALS CntiuedRENALSont -ue
EFFICIENCIES FROM $140 WK for one person
from $175 wk. for two. Excellent off season vaca-
tion and temporary relocation rates until Dec. 15,
1996. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apart-
ments, 4-units furnished. Large lot with pool.
$449,000, by owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by
owner. Priced for quick sale. $143,000. 3BR/2BA.
Call for appointment. 778-2629.
Mangroves & other native trees can be legally trimmed under the
direction of a registered landscape architect. For details call Tom
at Eatman & Smith, a leader in in environmentally sensitive design.
Ph# 778-3113 FL LA REG. # 001539
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Family Owned & Operated
Custom Cabinet Making
Millwork & Wood Cut to Size
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HOUSE FOR SALE Deeded boat slip, owner financ-
ing. 218 84th Street, Holmes Beach. 779-1074.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, sea-
wall, 2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941)
792-7122 for appointment.
IRONWOOD CONDO 5th floor, on golf course.
1BR/1.5BA, partly furnished. $55,000. By owner,
PERICO BAY CLUB Waterside Lane. Single story
end unit, 2BR/2BA, Bayside. Excellent condition,
professionally decorated, many upgrades.
$114,900. 792-5218 for appointment.
LAST WATERFRONT LOT IN Cortez Village. On
Seafood Shack canal to Intracoastal Waterway. Lot
size 75 ft. x 100 ft. with water on two sides, seawall,
fenced. Zoned RDD-6/CH for single family or du-
plex. Only $117,500. Call Jim at 794-2479.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
MOBILE HOME 12 X 52 2BR, Florida room. Sand
Piper, Bradenton Beach. 2 minutes to beach. All
PROPERTY FOR SALE Oriental, NC. 1/2 acre
waterview, deeded boat slip, septic installed. $40,000
or trade for 1955 57 T-Bird. (941) 778-0315.
PLAYA ENCANTADA GULFSIDE 2BR/2BA
condo, porch, elevator, heated pool, Jacuzzi,
sauna, clubhouse, tennis. $167,500. 778-4616.
DO YOU OWN A DUPLEX? Thinking of selling? I
have buyers. Please call Susan Hatch 778-7616
eves. Smith Realtors 778-0777.
3BR/2.5BA KEY WEST STYLE executive home
with Gulf view and large great room. Master suite
with loft. Many amenities. $395,000. 108 72nd
Street, Holmes Beach. For information or to view
call (941) 778-2277 (Coconuts Apartments).
BY OWNER 116' wide, 190' deep lot with your
own private beach. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, fire-
place, boat slip. Tax assessed value $365,000.
Appraised value $465,000. Sale price $459,900.
Best beachfront available for the price. 778-9252.
810 So. Bay Blvd.
SAN REMO SHORES For sale by owner. Sailboat
depth water, 1,800 sq. ft. air conditioned, new roof,
AC, windows, interior doors and dock. Priced be-
low market. Asking $155,900. 4107 Royal Palm
2BR/2BA VILLAGE GREEN. Must sell. Please call
MOBILE HOME IN Sandpiper Mobile Home Re-
sort, 2601 Gulf Drive #415. Completely furnished,
covered patio, electric heat, air conditioning, life-
time roof, corner lot, beach access. 778-4886.
Be a good Islander and invest
in your future. Recycle!
1 I T AIL
ISLAND VILLAGE Spacious upscale beach condo.
2BR/2BA, large porch, decorator perfect. Panoramic
view of bay and Skyway Bridge. Priced for quick sale
at $114,000. 778-5180.
DO YOU OWN PROPERTY on the water in Anna
Maria/Holmes Beach that needs a little TLC? Think-
ing of selling? I have buyers. Please call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves. Smith Realtors 778-0777.
LOCAL FAMILY WISHES TO BUY Island motes/
guest resort up to about 16 units. Please call 778-
9315. No Realtors, brokers or agents.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa, boat dock. Will
consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Broker/
LOTS GULF JUST 150' away. $175,000. Bayview
lot direct, duplex. $79,500. Call 778-4523 or 1 (800)
SPOTLESS RETIREMENT OPPORTUNITY for only
$73,500. Turnkey furnished unit just off the Island in
a 55+ community with possible boat dockage. Call
Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION For sale by
owner. 4 apartment complex, 200' from Gulf. Beach
side of Gulf Dr. Quiet area, close to public beach,
food store, Anna Maria Island center, Manatee Ave.
High ground, flowing well, lush grounds. Owner op-
erated for 27 years. $350,000. 111 113 36st. St.
UNBELIEVABLE CONDO with a garage. 2BR near
the center of Holmes Beach. Priced at only $71,900.
Great rental potential. Call Sandy Greiner or Barb
Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
WE HAVE HOMES FOR SALE on open water and
on canals, priced from $125,000. Call Sandy Greiner/
Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
BY OWNER 110' X 100' canal lot with view of Sky-
way holds a nice 4BR/3BA home with tile throughout.
Large living room, cathedral ceilings, large master
bedroom and bath with Jacuzzi tub, large swimming
pool, boat dock and lift. Circular driveway. 526 75th
Street, Holmes Beach. $287,900. 778-9252.
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THANKSGIVING SHOPPING LIST
BY NANCY NICHOLSON JOLINE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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21 Sub feature
22 Ups and downs
26 Town near
28 Home in the
29 Words of
30 Rose fancier
33 Kind of chair
45 Some Dadaist
52 Funny ones
54 "That lie!"
66 The Way
68 Lobster part
69 Pen noise
70 Big name in
75 Kind of jet
83 One who looks
85 "Flash Gordon"
86 Rival of Athens
88 Equips with
90 Sound-stage cry
92 Theater drop
95 What wine
97 Earth tones
102 Stage direction
103 Hoof sound
104 Kind of ground
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55 Gathering places 113 Iranian money
56 Henry 116 "My Left Foot"
57 Regulars Oscar-winner
59 Suffix with Rock Fricker
61 Skill tested with 117 CHESTNUTS
Zener cards 121 APPLE PIE
62 Resounds 123 Band attraction
63 BRUSSELS 124 San-
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14 Eastern V.I.P.'s
15 Business combine
16 Uris hero
17 Tin Tin
18 Hot spot, in lunch
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40 "One Flew Over
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42 Some pens
47 Young fowl
48 Rocket section
55 Greek brandies
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67 Beggar's quest
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77 Style of
78 Part of a
80 Actor Redgrave
84 Hosiery purchase
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SAILBOAT WATER NO BRIDGES TO
GULF $439,000 Spectacular home at open
end of Island's widest canal. Totally updated
1996. Master bedroom overlooks heated pool
and spa. Dock with 10,000 lb. boat lift. Call
Bob & Lu Rhoden.
LONGBOAT KEY CEDAR'S EAST
$215,000 Gorgeous turnkey furnished
townhome. 2BR/2.5BA. Garage with extra stor-
age. Ten HarTru tennis courts. Complex with
great rental program. Call Rose Schnoerr.
PALMA SOLA PARK'S BEST BUY
$169,000 3BR/2BA in a completely remodeled
house. Everything new inside and out. New out-
door above-ground pool and large deck. Call
PREMIER NORTH POINT HOME
$595,000 4BR/5BA with office, den, family
room, formal dining room, vast storage, 2-car
plus garage, built for elevator. Dock with elec-
tric and water on deep canal. Call Dick Maher
or Dave Jones.
TURNKEY FURNISHED CONDO
$99,500 2BR/1.5BA overlooking heated pool.
Close to gorgeous beach, shopping, excellent
seasonal or annual rental. Gulffront complex.
Call Helen White.
PINEBROOK GOLFERS DELIGHT $136,500
Turnkey furnished. Used only 10 months in three
years. Professionally decorated with the finest
quality decor and furnishings. Glass enclosed
lanai. Fifth-floor lake view. Call Rose Schnoerr.
DEEP WATER CANAL $549,900 Custom
4BR/3BA with vaulted ceilings, lighted plant
shelves. Spacious master suite with Jacuzzi
tub. Over 2,400 sq. ft. garage area. Call Mary
PANORAMIC WATER VIEW $139,900
Watch sailboats go by. Fabulous sun/moon rise,
heated pool, tennis court, large beautifully land-
scaped greenbelt. Call Bobye Chasey.
CANALFRONT $59,900 2BR/1.5BA
townhouses with available boat dock in great
canalfront community overlooks pool and court-
yard. REDUCED for quick sale. Call Chard
ESPLANADE ON THE BAY $695,000
Mainland beauty house on Sarasota Bay. 4BR/
2 plus 1/2 bath. Fireplace, newly glass-enclosed
30x12 porch. Only 3 years old. Owner financing.
Call Rose Schnoerr.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
$139,900 Anna Maria Island's finest commu-
nity featuring boating, tennis and heated pools.
Located near shops, beach & library. 2BR/2BA
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
INVESTMENT $$$ MAKER $54,900
Close to beaches, 2BR/2BA, pool, billiard, club-
house, all ages, pets OK. Approximate seasonal
income $1,200 mo. and $850 off season. Owner 5
is motivated. Call Donna Mosley.
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