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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 26, 1997
By Paul Roat
Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement has been
delayed one year and the cost has gone up by almost $1
million despite a lack of permits by environmental
regulators and an appellate court decision blasting
transportation officials adamant about building a new
bridge to the Island.
Regional transportation planners Monday ap-
proved the Florida Department of Transportation five-
year tentative work plan through the year 2003. One
element of the plan is the replacement of the current
bridge at Manatee Avenue with a 78-foot-high, fixed-
span structure for $15.956 million, up from the previ-
ous price of $15.039 million.
The increase in cost was blamed on inflation.
DOT officials now hope to build the bridge in fis-
cal year 1999-2000.
"We are waiting on the final order by DOT Secre-
tary Tom Barry," said David Twiddy, local district sec-
retary for the state transportation department. "We
should receive that by the end of January, and not
knowing what the final order and the resulting action
will require caused us to go with a one-year.deferral."
Twiddy added that the results of bridge inspections
on the bridge will be finalized and costs associated \' ith
the needed regular maintenance determined soon.
"We do have repairs that are needed on the bridge,"
Twiddy said. "We have been keeping the bridge in
safe, efficient working order and will continue to do
what repairs are needed to keep it safe and open."
However, funding for those repairs is not in local
revenue for the next five years, and Twiddy said he
would ask for help in Tallahassee to find a funding
source to keep the bridge operational.
"We will ask Tallahassee officials to find money
from another district so we can do the needed repair
projects in the next year," Twiddy added.
Although costs involved in repairing the Anna
Maria Island Bridge are as yet undetermined, Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Chair
David Mills said he had heard costs could be as much
In other bridge news, replacement of two bridges
on Palms Sola Causeway leading to the Island are also
planned for fiscal year 1999-2000, at a cost of $4.722
million. The fender system of the Longboat Pass
Bridge between Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, NEXT PAGE
Look inside this edition of The Islander Bystander
for a list of community organizations and their
needs for the upcoming year.
Holmes Beach commissioners object
to mayor's chicken testimony
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach commissioners last week took
Mayor Bob VanWagoner to task for his testimony sup-
porting pet chickens at a recent code enforcement
At the hearing, VanWagoner said he ruled in June
that the two chickens are pets and that is the city's po-
sition on the issue.
"I was very concerned about the mayor's testimony
in which he said he represented the city," Commission
Chairman Don Maloney. "My understanding is that
your job is to carry out the policy of this city."
VanWagoner said he spoke in his role as mayor
and not as an individual.
"Your role as mayor was speaking on policy that
was exactly opposite of what this commission said,"
"The record of that hearing will speak for itself,"
VanWagoner said. "I was not speaking for you. The
question was, 'Was I there as an individual citizen or
as the mayor?' I never said I represented city policy."
"You stood there and said you represented the
city," Maloney repeated.
"In my role as mayor, I do," VanWagoner said.
"Everything that we've directed you to do since
you've been mayor, you've fought us on," Commis-
sioner Carol Whitmore added. "As a council we all
vote for something and you always go against us."
VanWagoner said he's signed a multitude of reso-
lutions and ordinances approved by the commission.
"I couldn't believe what the mayor did at that code
enforcement hearing," Commissioner Pat Geyer said.
"I've heard comments from people that are very un-
happy about it."
"I strongly suggest you listen to the tape," Joan Perry,
code enforcement board member, told commissioners.
The following is excerpted from taped testimony
at the hearing. The mayor is being questioned by attor-
ney Richard Carter on behalf of the chicken owners.
Code Enforcement Board Chairman Charles Stealey
and City Attorney Patricia Petruff.
Stealey: Are you here representing the city?
VanWagoner: Yes, it would be in my role as mayor.
Carter: Did you have occasion to visit the home of
the Buehlers at 512 72nd St.?
VanWagoner: I did, approximately in the very late
part of June 1996.
Carter: While you were there did you have the
presence of another city official and did the two of you
inspect the property?
Carter: Would you please tell the board what your
VanWagoner: I don't know whethther the letter I wrote
to Mr. VanWinkle (the complainant) is in evidence.
PLEASE SEE CHICKEN, NEXT PAGE
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
II PAGE 2-A NOVEMBER 26, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Chicken ruling sparks attorney suggestion
By Pat Copeland
In the wake of last week's code enforcement board
ruling, Holmes Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff
suggested a revision to the city's code.
The board ruled that two chickens owned by Tom
and Sabine Buehler, 512 72nd St., are house pets, are
not a nuisance and are not being raised for consump-
tion and therefore may remain in the home.
The city's ordinance prohibits "the raising of cows,
chickens, pigs, horses or any other items or fowl" but
does not prohibit the keeping of house pets, provided
they don't become a public nuisance.
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Saunders had
maintained that chickens are farm animals and are not
permitted under the code.
"Some of the discussion, which I believe con-
tributed to the decision, revolved around the mean-
ing of the term 'raising,' as that term is used in the
ordinance," Petruff said. "My understanding of the
Santa takes a snooze
Roving photographer Edna "Lucky" Tiemann caught an early morning glimpse of Santa relaxing
"Island style" in a hammock at Haley's Motel in Holmes Beach. No doubt he was up and away, busily
readying for his late-night sleigh ride next month.
Bridge battle continues as costs escalate
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
will also be worked on in 1998-99 at a cost of
Latest news on
Anna Maria Island Bridge?
In 1995, the citizen group Save Anna Maria chal-
lenged the DOT's plans to build the bridge linking the
mainland with Holmes Beach. SAM attorney David
Levin presented his case to an administrative law
judge, Robert Meale, on grounds that the DOT did not
adequately address environmental and planning rules.
Meale decided to divide the challenge into two
areas and held environmental hearing in late 1995, with
planning hearings in early 1996.
Administrative law judges hear from all sides of an
issue, then produce findings of fact in the matter that
are irrefutable in any further challenges. The DOAH
judges also issue recommended orders to state agency
heads, who write final orders which are enacted unless
challenged in appellate or federal court.
Meale found that the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection did not take into account the det-
rimental impacts the construction of the new bridge
would have on seagrasses in the area of the Anna Maria
Island Bridge and issued a recommended order to the
DEP to deny issuance of any permits to build the
DEP Secretary Virginia Wetherell disputed many
of Meale's findings of fact but did issue an order to
deny permits to the DOT. That decision was success-
fully bolstered in appellate court last summer by Levin
and no action has been taken to date to change the
bridge design to be more environmentally sensitive.
Meale also blasted the DOT for failing to adequately
plan for and present all options for the bridge in a recom-
mended order to the transportation department. However,
then-DOT Secretary Ben Watts never did issue a final
order on the planning aspects of the case despite a require-
ment to do so by late summer 1996.
Watts successor, Tom Barry, is now supposed to
issue the final order on the planning aspects of the
bridge issue by late January in 1998, Twiddv told
MPO members Monday.
We're not alone
The Anna Maria Island megabridge dispute is not
the only bridge quandary the DOT is facing. To the
south, the Sarasota City Commission has decided to
also fight a DOT megabridge between the mainland
and Bird Key.
Attorney Levin is also representing Sarasota, this
time through a federal court, in hopes of issuing an
injunction to halt construction of a replacement for the
Ringling Bridge. Levin received city approval to file
the injunction last week and is expected to do so by the
end of November.
He has a host of issues he has brought forward oppos-
ing the Ringling megabridge. Among the strongest is
Levin's contention that the DOT proceeded with the re-
placement structure before holding any public meetings on
the matter or even obtaining the regional planning
organization's OK prior to proceeding with the agency's
decision to move forward with its own design concept. A
done deal, as it were, Levin is saying.
Much of Levin's Sarasota case is based on a U.S.
Coast Guard denial of permits for a bridge in Pinellas
County. Coast Guard officials cited the proposed 65-
foot, center-clearance bridge across Clearwater Pass as
being not high enough for tall-masted vessels and re-
quired the DOT to re-work the structure to either have
a drawspan or a bridge even further elevated to accom-
modate big boats.
Levin is also questioning DOT's decision not to
pursue rehabilitation of the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota
rather than its plan for new span construction, despite
the greatly reduced costs involved in repairing the ex-
isting bridge. Replacement cost for the Ringling Bridge
is now estimated at $37.5 million; renovation prices is
probably in the $2-$4 million range.
DOT has repeatedly said that both the Anna Maria
Island and Ringling Bridges are "structurally sound but
functionally obsolete" due to lack of safety lanes and
other design criteria.
Both bridges were built in the late 1950s, and DOT
engineers have said they will continue to operate for at
least another 25 years with regular maintenance.
board's position is that the keeping of an otherwise
prohibited animal is not synonymous with raising."
Petruff suggested clarifying the code by changing
the language to read "The keeping, possession, raising
or ownership of ... ."
The city commission is in the process of adding
definitions of house pet, fowl and wild and exotic to
the code. The changes are in draft ordinance form
and are to be reviewed by the city planning commis-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Carter then reads the letter in which VanWagoner
says he and former Code Enforcement Officer Bill
Kepping visited the property.
In the letter VanWagoner stated, "The chickens,
from the record, are obviously pets which were handed
down from another neighbor, have not much time of
life left and have been accepted by the neighborhood
for two years. We do not feel they are a driving issue."
Carter: Did you write this letter that has now been
VanWagoner: I drafted the letter, ran a copy of it,
showed it to Mr. Kepping to make sure that he agreed
with the conclusions ... (inaudible).
Carter: Did you and Mr. Kepping determine that
these were pets?
Petruff: I object. Mr. Kepping is not here and can-
not be cross-examined. If the mayor wants to testify
about his opinion, that's fine, but he can't testify about
Mr. Kepping's state of mind. The board cannot ask Mr.
Kepping regarding circumstances surrounding the is-
suance of this letter. I would note that the letter is not
copied to Mr. Kepping, so we really have no knowl-
edge that Mr. Kepping ... (inaudible).
Stealey (to Carter): Ask the mayor his opinions and
conclusion, not Mr. Kepping's.
Carter: Is it your conclusion that the second para-
graph establishes your official attitude with regard to
VanWagoner: It is my opinion that they were pets.
Stealey: You have testified that is your conclusion.
Did you intend this letter to be the position of the City
of Holmes Beach when you wrote it?
Stealey: Do you still contend that is the position of
the City of Holmes Beach?
VanWagoner: Under the present language of the or-
dinance, in my opinion, that is the proper interpretation.
Stealey: You are expressing that as the mayor on
behalf of the city in this letter, is that what you're saying?
VanWagoner: Yes, that's correct. I'm expressing
it as the mayor's function ... (inaudible).
Stealey finished questioning VanWagoner with: It
is written on the letterhead of the city of Holmes
Beach, and that is how you intended it?
VanWagoner's response was inaudible.
'A gift for you,
By J.C. Higgins
As a last shot at the Anna Maria city hall land-
scaping project, Mayor Chuck Shumard was pre-
sented with a potted native plant at the last com-
mission meeting by resident Diane Canniff.
"Mr. Mayor, this small plant was started with
a seed from native flora formerly in front of city
hall and, after being transplanted three times, has
reached this growth in about two years," said
The presentation was in memory of the work
and dedication of the volunteers who cared for the
native area before bulldozers demolished it on
The landscaping was just one of the sore points
Canniff brought to the meeting. She also voiced her
concern over the apparent commission confusion
surrounding the planning of the proposed new pub-
lic works building, including the further removal of
trees and plants.
She also took exception to the commission's
handling of the search for a replacement deputy clerk.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 26, 1997 E PAGE 3-A [If
The annual Christmas parade put together by the
Privateers will run from one end of the Island to the
other, between Anna Maria's piers to Coquina Beach.
And it's time to get in line.
Privateers are taking applications for entries in the
Saturday, Dec. 6 parade, said Rick Maddox, president
of the civic organization. There is no fee and it is open
to anyone except pedestrians, he stressed, but the orga-
nization needs the application forms filled out to meet
They may be obtained by calling 778-1238 or 794-
Featured as always will be Santa Claus, parading.
in the Privateers' boat float and dispensing gifts to ev-
ery youngster at Coquina when the parade is over. That
part of the Christmas festival is expected to begin about
Co-chairs Chuck Stealey and Frank Derfler are
cruising the waterways of Anna Maria looking for ad-
ditional entries for this year's 10th Annual Anna Maria
Island Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, sponsored by
The Islander Bystander.
The parade is scheduled for the evening of Sat-
urday, Dec. 6, with all participants to rendezvous in
Bimini Bay off Key Royale and Bay Palms starting
at 6 p.m.
"So far we have marine patrols to guide the parade
and lots of powerboats as well as prizes, but no sail-
boats," said Stealey.
"As in the past, the business community is really
supporting this event. We have certificates and gifts
from boat equipment retailers as well as many of the
local restaurants. The skippers and crews will really
have a great Christmas not only for their boats but for
The skipper and crew appreciation reception will
be held at the Marina Bay Restaurant in Holmes Beach
the following evening.
."While we have more powerboats registered now
than at the same time last year, we are short on sail-
going end to end
11:30 a.m. and end three hours later.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Bayfront Park,
between the Rod & Reel pier and Anna Maria City pier.
It will proceed down Pine Avenue, down Gulf
Drive to Marina Drive, then past the public beach to
Old Gulf Drive past Duffy's and the full length of Gulf
Drive south to Coquina Beach.
The parade usually has between 35 and 50 entries,
Maddox said, and as many as 700 children have been
counted at Coquina. Each will get a gift, he promised,
and those under 12 can take a seat on Santa's lap. Also
at Coquina will be free hot dogs and Coca Cola.
The Privateers accept toys and other gifts as well
as cash donations to make the youngsters happy, and
still spend up to $1,500 to assure each child of a Christ-
mas present, said John Swager, past president.
boats," said Derfler.
He adds,"It's the sailboats that really add so
much to the overall effect of the parade. The tall rig-
ging affords so much opportunity to fully develop
strong themes for the season. Sailboats have always
been the weakest group among the pleasure craft.
"We recognize that it's a long run up past the
Oyster Bar Pier to the Rod and Reel from Bimini
Bay, but the crowds at the north end of the Island
truly enjoy the show. It's really worth the effort be-
cause you get such a lift by sharing the enthusiasm
that floats across the water from the pier crowds."
Call the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade hotline at
778-1136 for complete information on how to enter
While most of today's boats are equipped with
adequate generating equipment. Derfler and Stealey
will also address any questions owners may have re-
garding decorating their craft. The registration fee is
$10 for any size boat power or sail.
Entry forms are also available at Island marine re-
tailers, The Islander Bystander and other retailers
throughout the Island.
Beach is having
a party Dec. 6
Bradenton Beach residents and city employ-
ees are invited to a holiday party Saturday, Dec.
6. An added feature will be viewing of the lighted
The party, at Rotten Ralph's restaurant in
Anna Maria, is organized by Eileen Suhre. Cock-
tails at a cash bar begin at 5 p.m., with dinner of
either prime rib, chicken or fish served at 6 p.m.
Cost is $16.95 and includes soup, salad, potato,
soda, dessert and tip.
Registration needs to be made to Suhre, 778-
3030, by Friday.
The boat parade begins at sunset and, after a
swing through Bimini Bay, will proceed past
Rotten Ralph's into Tampa Bay to the Rod and
Anna Maria City
12/4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
12/4, 10 a.m., Beautification Committee
* City offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key as well as the
Island Branch Library will be closed Nov. 27
and 28 in honor of Thanksgiving. Tingley
Memorial Library will be closed Thursday only.
* Waste Management garbage collection regu-
larly scheduled for Thursdays will be made on
Saturday, Nov. 29.
Time's fleeting for
Christmas Boat parade entries
Wine Spectator: Award of Excellence
Zagat: Best Food on the Gulf Coast
G] PAGE 4-A 0 NOVEMBER 26, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
quite dead in .
Bradenton Beach "
By Paul Roat
There's a faint light at the end of the tunnel that
may signal crosswalks will be placed on Gulf Drive in
Florida Department of Transportation Traffic Opera-
tions Engineer Chuck Lovell agreed to conduct a study of. s"
pedestrian crosswalks in the city, although "I'm still not .
convinced crosswalks are suitable for a two-lane road."
Lovell said a study of gaps in traffic would help in
determining if pedestrian crosswalks are suitable for a 1
number of locations in the city. The study would prob-
ably be conducted in January or February. j
Lovell and DOT District Director of Planning and' .
Programs Deborah Hunt were at a recent Island Trans-
portation Planning Organization meeting at the urging
of Bradenton Beach Civic Organization President Lee
Homack. He and that group have spearheaded the drive
for six crosswalks, although after the meeting that num-
ber appears to have been reduced to four. Learnin about history
Priorities now are focused on 27th Street, Ninth e t itor "
Street North, Cortez Road at Gulf Drive and Second Above fi'om lft, Bradenton Beach Mayor-elect
Street North. Connie Drescher, Marilyn Moroni, Martha Stewart
"Historically, we have not approved crosswalks on and Marilyn George of the Anna Maria Island i,' ,
state highways," Lovell said. "A painted crosswalk Historical Society Board of Directors visit at a
produces a false sense of security for pedestrians, and reception for city officials held at the Anna Maria 0i'
drivers tend to only look for pedestrians at crosswalks, Island Museum. Board members held the reception M
not elsewhere along the road. in order to faniliarize city officials with the museum
"We need them for the safety of our citizens," and their work in preserving Island history. Islander
Bradenton Beach Mayor-elect Connie Drescher retorted. Photos: Pat Copeland. ,
As a state highway, Gulf Drive pedestrian cross-
walks required the approval of the DOT.
elects officers Interesting display
The Anna Maria Fire Commission elected the fol- A display of museum photos and clippings catches
lowing officers for the 1997-98 year: Larry Tyler, the eye of Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner
chairman; Sandy Haas, vice chairman; and John and Harriet Stern at the reception.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 26, 1997 0 PAGE 5-A I[I
Groins still sore spot for county commission
By Paul Roat
One will be repaired, but what to do with three
other erosion control groins jutting into the Gulf off the
Island is still being debated by the Manatee County
The board has agreed to repair the groin at the
Manatee Public Beach at a cost of about $200,000. The
project is expected to get underway next March afid
should be completed by mid-summer, according to
structural engineer Bill Pitcher with the consulting
engineering firm of Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan.
However, the three erosion control groins at Cortez
Beach have been deemed in much worse shape. "All
three are in very, very poor structural condition,"
Commissioners last summer, facing spending mil-
lions of dollars to repair the structures, instructed
Pitcher's group to come up with other alternatives to
deal with the jetties.
Pitcher presented the commission with four options
for the Cortez Beach groins:
Demolition, at a cost of $425,000-$475,000.
Create a submerged groin system, sort of like a
near-shore artificial reef, at a cost of $850,000-
Partial removal and erection of barriers to keep
people off the groins at a cost of $225,000-$275,000.
Erect barriers to keep people off at a cost of
Pitcher said his recommendation would be for the
last option, pointing out that the structures, although
not safe for fishers or strollers, do appear to serve a
purpose of keeping sand on the beach. He also said that
if they were removed and, at a later date, it was decided
to replace them, state permits would be very difficult
to come by.
The problem then became one of aesthetics and
Pitcher said erection of a chain-link fence would
probably keep people off the groins, but for the fence
to be really effective it would have to be U-shaped,
extending both across the face of the groin and along
the sides. Another option would be to totally fence all
"There's not a good aesthetic way to barricade the
groins with a fence," Pitcher admitted.
Commissioner Joe McClash brought up the liabil-
ity issue. "I wonder if a fence would not cause us even
more liability if someone climbed over it and got hurt,"
he said. "The signs saying keep off work to some ex-
"1 have a real concern with a chain-link fence and
having kids climb over it," Commissioner Jonathan
Bruce said. "These things really need to be removed."
Compounding the county's problem with the groins
is the expressed wish from Bradenton Beach officials to
keep them in place and restore them so they can again be
used by fishers and walkers. Bradenton Beach Mayor-
elect Connie Drescher has said she would like to pursue
state or federal grants to restore the groins.
In the end, the county commission tabled the
matter until information on any possible grants can
Anna Maria pipeline debate continues
By J.C. Higgins
"The subject drainage easement may not be
enlarged, improved or enhanced."
So stated Attorney Patricia Petruff in a letter
to the Southwest Florida Water Management
District. Petruff represents Anna Maria pro-swale
citizens who are fighting the city's planned pipe-
line solution for storm drainage between Pine and
Her letter was in response to the position
taken by Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye who
claims that the city's permit application is in or-
Petruff points out there is no evidence of for-
mal acceptance by the city of the offer of dedi-
S- ration pertaining to the'subdivision's drainage
easement. And, since the offer of dedication was made
on Oct. 15, 1986, it does not appear the city has actively
maintained this drainage easement.
Specifically addressing the positions of two of her
clients, Carl Van Cleave, 525 Magnolia Ave., and Dr.
Bruce Anderson, 527 Magnolia Ave., the letter points
out that even if the city held the easement in trust for
the public, the city would not have the unlimited right
to use the lands or alter the easement at will. Such use
would subject the clients' properties to "possibly un-
limited future burden, such as the increased flow of
water, the elimination of mature trees and perhaps the
resulting decline in the value of their property."
Another of Petruff's clients, Richard Cary, 203 S.
Bay Blvd., faces another problem if the permit appli-
cation is approved. A portion of the proposed pipeline
behind his property was not platted as a utility or drain-
age easement but as an alleyway. Petruff questions
whether an easement platted and dedicated for one
use may be altered to a different use at the will of
In addition, her letter once again states the en-
vironmental concerns of converting the swale sys-
tem to a pipeline. Previous permits were denied by
the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion in 1991 and 1993, and the rules have not
changed substantially since the last denial.
Darryl Flatt, surface water permitting man-
ager and the recipient of Petruff's letter at
Swiftmud, has passed the letter on to that agency's
attorney, and is awaiting legal direction regarding
the permit application. In the meantime, the battle
line between the Anna Maria pro-swalers and the
city remains firmly in place.
InB PAGE 6-A 0 NOVEMBER 26, 1997 a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Long before the stores were stocked with turkeys, we
started work on our fifth annual Wish Book. We contacted
the school and nonprofit organizations on Anna Maria Is-
land and asked them for a list of their needs, things that
could enhance their services to Islanders.
A quick trip to local shops will assure big smiles and
a heart-felt reward for the giver. This year wishes range
from computer clip art to bookshelves, potted plants to
music stands, dictionaries, puzzles and, as always, volun-
Please stroll through the pages of the Wish Book as
you make up your shopping list, and if you're reluctant to
make the gift yourself, we'll do that for you too. Remem-
ber, the joy is in the giving.
Wish hard and have a happy holiday.
Great wall of Bradenton Beach?
Even as signs of the season sprout on the Island a
grinch looms nearby.
The Manatee County Commission has been wrestling
with what to do with four erosion control groins on the Is-
land for years. Ideally, the structures would have been re-
paired after storm damage years ago so they could con-
tinue to hold sand on the beach as well as provide a plat-
form for fishers, strollers and others who would like to get
out on the water without getting their feet wet.
They're set to repair the "groin" at the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach in Holmes Beach next year for use as a pier.
But consultants have said the three groins in
Bradenton Beach are in too bad shape to be repaired un-
less millions of dollars are spent. Even tearing them out
will cost a big bundle, money the commission seems re-
luctant to allocate.
Economics aside, there are problems with removing
them and getting state permits to replace them. State en-
vironmental regulators are now frowning on piers and jet-
ties, it seems.
So the cheap and easy thing to is leave 'em alone.
And, in order to reduce liability, the county has to keep
people at bay. Additional barriers are being discussed.
One of the "barrier" options bandied about is a chain
link fence. Eight feet high surrounding each groin.
A Berlin Wall approach on the beach is more than a
little out of keeping with the quiet residential/resort am-
bience we all love on Anna Maria Island. Really, can you
imagine watching the sun set through a wall of razor wire?
The walling of the groins is a bad idea that should be
sunk as quickly as the sun drops below the horizon.
Commissioners should begin to worry less about pro-
moting our assets with resort tax money and concentrate
on improving them, but then that's getting into another
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Anna Maria citizen
At the beginning of the Nov. 18 work session of the
Anna Maria City Commission, Mayor Chuck Shumard
stated that from now on public input at city meetings
would be limited to two minutes.
I respect that the mayor, who is charged with con-
ducting city meetings, has the authority to determine
the rules and procedures under which meetings will be
I very strongly oppose this new policy and would
encourage the mayor to immediately rescind this ac-
tion. I would also like each of the other commission-
ers to make known to our mayor their feelings on this
The mayor gave no reason for this action nor was
there any discussion on the subject. I have seen in the
past when an item before the city commission has
drawn a large audience that a similar measure was tem-
porarily implemented to accommodate public input.
Under the aforementioned situation, the policy is ap-
propriate, but to have this carte blanche policy is un-
necessary, inappropriate and dictatorial.
Good government is most effective when public
input is maximized. This policy discourages public
input and should be abandoned now.
Dale Woodland, Anna Maria City
Citizen confused over Anna
Maria's building plans
The circus of confusion played again at the Anna
Maria City Commission regular work session on Nov. 18.
Late in the meeting, under "Administrative Top-
ics," Commissioner George McKay asked about the
stage of development of the truck garage.
The mayor said, "Maybe we'll do two bays at the
old public works (site)." He explained that he didn't
want the staff fixing mowers at city hall. There was
brief discussion and the mayor responded, "I'll call a
special meeting," and, "Maybe we should reconsider."
Phil Charnock, public works director, said that he
was planning to place the ad for an architect and now
was confused. Certainly at least some of the people
attending the meeting were confused. And that wasn't
the end of it. More discussion ensured: Butler Building,
five stalls, budgeted cost, use of existing structure, trees
to be saved, personnel considerations ...
Suddenly, someone said, "Since we all agree." And
the mayor said, "Since we all agree." Given the preced-
ing discussion, it wasn't apparent to me they'd all
agreed, much less to what they'd agreed to.
When asked. McKay spoke up and said that they
agreed to advertise for an architect to build at the back
of city hall. No one mentioned whether it was to be five
stalls or two stalls, but apparently it wasn't to be a
I'm in agreement with the mayor. Further discus-
sion does seem in order. This building project was de-
cided upon at a budget meeting, during the day, in the
summer, with no public input.
The Island Players building and city hall, with the
trees, gardens and open space surrounding them really
define the nature of Anna Maria village. Any additional
building on the site will certainly alter the nature of our
administrative and cultural center. Will it be enhanced?
Especially. will a public works department truck main-
tenance and storage facility contribute positively to the
charm of the Anna Maria village?
Let's have opportunity for the citizens to discuss
alternatives and to express their wishes.
D). Canniff Anna Maria City
Privateers' float no loss to
Regarding the references in the Nov. 12 issue of
The Islander to the removal of the Privateers' float
from Holmes Beach, we lived very close to the float
when it was stored on Clark Avenue and it was an ab-
It was used for all-night partying including drug
abuse and incessant noise and piles of beer bottles and
cans left behind night after night and lasting for
It was a blessing to see it go.
If its departure has been a loss to the children of
Anna Maria Island, they have only some of your more
inconsiderate citizens to blame.
Elana Sherwood, Perico Ba, Rradentton
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by June Alder
Roser Church in 1914, a year after it was built by the Anna Maria Beach
Anna Maria Island newcomers
Marion Colman and her mother Lula
were well-educated women. Both had
taught school, and Marion possessed a
Master's degree in religious education
from Boston University's School of
Their first months living on the Is-
land in the early '30s, they had time on
their hands. Marion didn't mind. She
had time to read and write poetry and to
explore the Island with her mother.
During their perambulations they
often stopped to peer into the windows
of a forlorn little chapel on Pine Av-
enue. One day their curiosity got the
better of them and ... well, let Marion
describe the scene:
"One of our favorite walks went
past the abandoned church. The lovely
little edifice had a charm which could
not be destroyed by the peeling paint
and the unkempt condition of the
grounds. The high, arched windows
were still striking in appearance. Over
a large part of the outside walls was a
lush covering of woodbine and ivy -
"The unlocked door stood slightly
ajar, and we inquisitively pushed it
open a little wider one day and stepped
inside the vestibule. Tiptoeing gingerly
around a pile of guano and small bones
which the occupants of the belfry (a
family of monkey-faced owls) had
dropped, we entered the church
property. Lizards scampered across the
floor and spiders scuttled into their cor-
ners as the intruders advanced.
"The little church's condition of
disrepair was almost beyond belief. The
walls of the sanctuary were badly
streaked and stained from the leaks in
the roof. Most of the windows were
down at the top, the sash cords having
broken; but fortunately the glass was
mostly intact. About 25 seats were
standing in the middle of the room; they
were of the opera-chair variety with
iron frames and wooden veneer seats
and backs, many warped and splintered.
In one corner stood a great stack of
metal frames, formerly seats from
which the wood had been removed.
"A small platform contained a pul-
pit, two chairs and a table with a little
red cabinet upon it. At one side of the
room there were 12 primary red chairs
and a red Sunday-school table. In the
corner near the back door was a locker
containing some worn hymn books.
"Lastly, there was a reed organ,
pumped by foot power, and about eight
seats behind it for a choir. Its bellows
leaked and its stops were all working at
cross purposes, but it did play, and its
tone was sweet. Hungry for music, we
pounced upon the organ avidly, dusted
off the bench and some of the roach-
eaten hymn books, and played and sang
to our hearts' content."
That incident gave a purpose to
Marion's life on the isolated Island. She
would not rest until the church, built in
1913 in tribute to turn-of-the-century
Island residents John and Caroline
Roser, was once again being used for
God's purposes. Marion and Lula
Colman attained their goal and devoted
the rest of their lives to carrying out
Roser Memorial Church's mission.
Next: The night the
View of the church and coconut palm-lined Pine Aveue in 1915.
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jM. PAGE 8-A 0 NOVEMBER 26, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Flood committee seeks resident input, participation
By Pat Copeland
Island residents filled Anna Maria City Hall last week
to hear about the work of the Island's Flood Mitigation
Committee and tell about their flooding problems.
The 20-member committee is developing flood miti-
gation plans for all three cities, as well as participating in
a series of activities designed to lower residents' flood
"All three Island cities are working together on this
project under an interlocal agreement," Chairman Joan
Perry said. "We want the end product to be a plan we can
be proud of as Anna Maria Islanders. Anyone who wants
to work on this committee is welcome."
Joe Duennes, Holmes Beach's building official, ex-
plained the federal flood insurance program.
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency spon-
sors the National Flood Insurance Program," he said.
"Minimum standards must be met in order for us to par-
ticipate in the program. In 1989, FEMA introduced the
Community Rating System that involves 18 activities for
the government and the private sector to work on jointly
to reduce our flood premiums."
The 18 activities are assigned points. For every 500
points a city earns, flood insurance rates are reduced five
percent up to a maximum of 45 percent, he said. All three
Island cities have earned enough points to reduce rates 10
The committee is focusing on the activities in four
areas public awareness, new development, damage
reduction and flood preparedness. It hopes to receive
enough additional points to lower flood insurance rates an
additional 5 to 10 percent.
Tell us your flood problems
Committee members have asked residents to detail
their flooding problems and solutions to aid them in de-
veloping the mitigation plans.
"The mitigation plan is to reduce to loss to the city and
its residents in the event of a flood," Bill Sanders,
Bradenton Beach's building official, explained. "We have
to determine what the problems and solutions are and
build the plan around them.
"What kind of flood problems do you have? Are they
from rain or high tide? Does flooding destroy your foun-
dation or rot your wood? What do you see as a possible
solution elevating the house or building a berm?"
The committee will consider the input in developing
the plan. The plan will be presented to the public at a sec-
ond meeting after the new year. The committee must
submit the plan to the Insurance Services Organization by
Feb. 5 and to the state by April 1.
Residents are asked to fill out flood mitigation sur-
veys which are available in all three cities' public works
departments. The committee receives points for each par-
Other public awareness activities include displaying
flood information in the Island Branch Library, encour-
aging real estate agents to disclose that the Island is flood
prone, mailing flood information to residents and passing
new city ordinances to toughen construction standards,
"In addition to the plan, we have to set goals of what
we expect to do in the future and how we expect to pre-
vent the reoccurrence of flood damage," Phil Charnock,
Anna Maria's building official, said. "There will be state
programs available to residents who have repetitive
losses. We will be working with those. One of our goals
is to try and break the cycle of repetitive losses."
Charnock said there have been 1,030 flood damage
claims adding up to more than $4 million on the Island
since 1978. There are 6,080 flood policies with
$618,938,500 in coverage.
Questions from residents
Q: How many points do the cities have now?
Charnock: We each have an average of 1,100 points.
Q: What is the advantage of working together?
Sanders: We can save planning costs and pool our
resources, we can divide up into committees and concen-
trate on different areas and we can hold joint meetings.
The chances of getting a higher point rating is greater.
Q: What about berms to protect property from flood-
Charnock: Berms are a bad idea. They don't allow
the water to percolate. In a category three or four hurri-
cane, if we have 12 feet of water coming at us, every bar-
rier is going to slow that water down and retain it longer.
Q: Doesn't building up a lot before construction con-
tribute to your neighbors' flooding problems?
Chamock: We allow people to fill eight inches above
the crown of the road, but obviously for drainage that's a
real bad problem.
Q: Do you have a long-range plan?
Sanders: The plan must be submitted to the state in the
spring, but some requirements in the plan may take years
Q: What can we do?
Perry: We need your comments to develop the miti-
gation plan. We can use volunteers to serve on the com-
mittee and for one-shot tasks such as manning our public
information booth at the art festival on Dec. 6 and 7.
cleanup day Dec. 3
Bradenton Beach residents should mark
Wednesday, Dec. 3, on their calendars for a city-
The Bradenton Beach Commission will
hold a special trash pickup Dec. 4 for residents
wishing to get rid of the junk that's been piling
up in garages, carports and the backs of closets
City sanitation crews will make a sweep of
the city that Thursday to collect almost anything
that can be hauled out to the curb. Regular gar-
bage will still be collected on Dec. 3.
The "almost" in that statement is for house-
hold hazardous waste. Pollutants such as old
paint, cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers and other
chemicals you may have around the home are
accepted by Manatee County at no charge on the
third Saturday of the month.
For information about the county's hazard-
ous waste pickup, call Carrie at 795-3423.
For more information about the Bradenton
Beach cleanup, call city hall at 778-1005.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 26, 1997 N PAGE 9-A 
Three elements gang up
for bare bottoms
EARTH Club cleans up Island
Members of the Manatee Community College
EARTH Club display the 225 pounds of trash they
collected from their Adopt-a-Highway road on Anna
Maria Island, Gulf Drive between Manatee Avenue
and Cortez Road. From left are Carolina Menezes,
Kristen Arseneau, Jean Wolfe and Marion Baker.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Carl Keeler
THE BIRTH OF BEE CAPS
In 1986 Tony Hueston's mother,
Pauline "Grandma" Hueston, was hos-
pitalized in critical condition suffering
from 8 separate very serious medical
problems that made her bypass sur-
gery in 1980 seem minor. When she
was released to come home, she was
unable to walk or care for herself and
Tony thought that he might lose her.
At that time, a family friend from
Europe sent him 4 bottles of bee prod-
ucts, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propo-
lis, and Raw Honey. Since Grandma
wasn't eating well, it was hoped these
products would help her get better nu-
trition and regain her strength.
She attempted to take them, but
her hands were too weak to open the
bottles. Tony thus ground the products
together using a mortar and pestle. He
then filled pill capsules and kept them
at her bedside.
She continued to follow her
doctor's instructions, took her pre-
scriptions, and kept taking her hand-
ground WIee capsules. From an initial
discharge prognosis of only 3 months
By Jim Hanson
Once in awhile the moon, the wind and the cold
combine to bring very low tides to the Gulf Coast -
and to bring serious problems to seagrasses.
The area has just been through a spring tide phase,
the time of highest highs and lowest lows of the tide;
the other side of that coin is the neap tide, lowest highs
and highest lows.
That spring tide, plus a northeast wind plus some
cold fronts that sent temperatures down, teamed up to
send abnormal amounts of chilling water out to the
Gulf and lay bare the bay floor in unusually great ar-
Dr. David Tomasko explained that a full moon
brings the spring tide, that a northeast wind pushes
water offshore, that cold air chills and shrinks the
The combination was what caused unusually ex-
pansive bay-bottom land to be evident all along
Sarasota Bay for the past week and more, he said.
Tomasko is former scientist for the Sarasota Bay Na-
tional Estuary Program and now environmental scien-
tist for the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
While the phenomenon provides some interesting
panoramas, it can play hob with the vegetation in the
shallows, he said.
Seagrasses are sensitive, and can't last long with-
out their water covering. They lack the layer of wax
that coats the leaves of many water plants, particularly
mangroves, and helps them retain water.
"Shoal grass" in shallow water has small leaves
and can lie in exposed wet mud and handle dry times
longer than others. But many, such as turtle grass, dry
quickly in the air and can die off if a very low tide ex-
poses them for long.
And cold water doesn't help them either, Tomasko
said. In the "kitchen." the shallows off Cortez. water chills
under cold fronts so that the grasses just slop growing.
But Tomasko isn't
to live, Grandma began to get back
her energy, strength, stamina, and
Miraculously, with the services of
an excellent Doctor, her medication,
good nutrition, and trust in God, she
regained her health. This woman, now
nearly 90 years old, is enjoying life
and loves spending time with her
grandchildren and great grandchil-
Observing this recovery, friends
and neighbors wanted bee products
for their own use. In order to be able
to produce large quantities of his mix-
ture, Tony spent most his waking
hours and a good bit of his life savings
trying to find an economical produc-
Finally, after 3 years of research
with pharmaceutical chemists, Tony
discovered a natural cold manufactur-
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1996 over 12 million have been sold.
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that damage seagrass beds. "It's natural, so it's all
right," he said. "The vegetation will come back when
conditions are right again."
It's all a sign of a healthy environment, he said.
"We don't want everything always the same. This is
just a disturbance, and most natural disturbances are
And he figures the bay can afford a small setback,
having seen an increase of more than 350 acres of
seagrasses in the past nine years, due in part to im-
proved water clarity caused by a reduction in
stormwater and wastewater discharges into the bays.
Woman's Club to hold
The General Federation of Women's Clubs
International Woman's Club of Anna Maria Is-
land will hold a Christmas Charity Pot Luck Lun-
cheon for Hacienda on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at
noon, at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Members are requested to bring luncheon
service for themselves and their guests.
Eileen Derrick, FFWC State Hacienda Chair-
man, will speak on the highlights of the Hacienda
Girls' Ranch, a safe haven for orphaned, aban-
doned, neglected or abused girls.
Also, the Anna Maria Island Repertory Sing-
ers, directed by Elaine Burkly, will present a
Christmas music program.
Tickets are still available to attend the
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre's presentation of
"Meet Me in St. Louis," a musical production, in
Sarasota on Sunday, Dec. 7. Ticket deadline is.
Friday, Nov. 28.
Club membership inquiries may be directed to
Marlret Art, second vice president. at 778-3624.
disturbed by the spring tides
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'How-to-adopt' program at
Island Branch Library
In celebration of National Adoption Month,
Adoption Resources of Florida will hold "how-to-
adopt" seminars on Monday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and
again on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Island
Branch Library in Holme., Beach.
Adoption Resources of Florida is a non-profit
organization with 20 years of service placing children
from all over the world.
Social worker Jane Auerbach-Powers, M.S.W.,
L.C.S.W., and an adoptive mother of two children,
will be the featured speaker.
Call 779-0016 to confirm a seat or for more infor-
Author Esther Mockler to
speak to writers' group
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m. on
Monday, Dec. 1, at the Island Branch Library in
Esther Mocker, author of "Eighty Miles From A
Doctor." will speak about her life on a Montana ranch.
Visitors are welcome at 5701 Marina Drive.
For additional information, call 792-5295.
Flash Flights Kite Shop congrratulates Jim
Shipley, Dan Krciner, Vince O'Brien and Eric
Martenson. four local kite fliers. \\ho brought home
two first-place and one second-place prize from the
1997 Georgia International Stunt-Kite Championships
held on Tybee Island, Ga.. earlier this month.
Anyone interested in competitive sport kite flying
can stop by Flash Flights. 5348C Gulf Drive. Holmes
Beach, or call 778-7600 for information about this
Volunteers invited to
Island Center's Help Line
Adult volunteers interested in becoming part of
the Island's telephone Help Line team are invited to
attend two training sessions from 9 a.m. to noon on
Thursday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
The Help Line was established earlier this year to
offer a confidential connection to a compassionate
listener with information about a large variety of com-
munity resources. Help Line volunteers are trained to
respond to a wide range of callers including the
lonely, those needing information or transportation
assistance related to a doctor's visit or medicine
The idea for the Help Line stemmed from the suc-
cessful peer-counseling program started several years
ago by Islanders Bette Webber and Mary Margaret
Dickinson. They and their corps of volunteers believe
there are many times and many reasons other Island-
ers may need to talk to someone confidentially. The
group has dedicated time and funding to offer reassur-
ing, informed listeners who want to help.
Volunteers will man the Help Line, 778-1586, at
the Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday, starting Jan. 5.
Anyone interested in attending the training or
obtaining more information about the Help Line may
call Webber at 778-3313 or Dickinson at 778-4676.
Episcopal Church Women
to meet Dec. 4
Sign up now to attend the Episcopal Church
Women of the Church of the Annunciation meeting on
Thursday, Dec. 4, in Lowe Hall beginning at 10:15
Jean Dwan will read "The Christmas Story" and
the choir of St. Stephen's School will present a Christ-
mas choral program. r
Make reservations by Monday, Dec. 1, in Lowe
Hall at 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or call the
church office at 778-1638.
Help birds send a
special holiday card
Holiday greeting cards designed by wildlife artist
rand Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuarv manager Ernest
Simnmois arc now available for I$0 fJr a box of 20
to benefit the sanctuary. Call 388-4444 to place an
order or stop by the Sanctuary Gift Shop, 1708 Ken
Thompson Park'wav, Sarasota.
Junior arts and crafts
show accepting entries
SThe Anna Maria Island Art League will accept entries
for the Junior Arts and Crafts Show on Nov. 29 between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Dec. 1 between 5 and 7 p.m. at the
art league. 5312 Holmes Blvd.. Holmes Beach.
The show is held in conjunction with the annual Fes-
tival of Fine Arts on Dec. 6 and 7 at the Holmes Beach
field behind city hall.
The show is open to all Island resident students in
grades K-12 and non-resident students registered in
classes at the art league. All entries must be matted and
ready to hang. Frames are discouraged. Shrink-wrapping
is recommended but not required.
Students may enter one exhibit in each division:
Division I Drawing, Painting and Printmaking -
any medium of your choice.-
Division II Photography color or black and
Division III Sculpture, Crafts and Pottery any
medium of your choice.
Division IV Jewelry includes bracelets, rings,
necklaces, earrings, bolos, etc., in materials of your choice.
Final judging will take place on Dec. 6. at 10 a.m. The
junior arts exhibition will be closed during the judging.
Ribbon awards for first, second, third and honorable
mention will be made in all age groups and divisions
where there are enough entries to warrant awards. Two
"Best of Show" awards will also be presented.
After the festival closes, all award-winning entries
will be taken to the art league for display during the month
For information call the art league at 778-2099 or
Layla Copeland at 778-9205.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 26, 1997 0 PAGE 11  ..
Party with Chamber on
showboat Dec. 9
The Seafood Shack Showboat will host the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce's holiday party on
Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Tickets are $25 per person and include three en-
trees, accompanied with salads and other specialties
plus gourmet desserts and a drink ticket.
Entertainment will be provided and table reserva-
tions are available.
Call the Chamber at 778-1514 for ticket informa-
Art League closes
The Anna Maria Art League will be closed
Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, Nov. 28.
The league is located at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, and may be contacted at 778-2099.
Varden Cup Golf Tournament
The 1997 Vardon Cup Golf Tournament to benefit
Mote Marine Laboratory will be held on Friday,
Dec. 5, at the University Park Country Club in
Sarasota. University Park is a four-star golf course
with 27 holes. American Eagle/American Airlines
will award two round-trip tickets to anywhere in the
Continental U.S., and Coast Cadillac will sponsor a
"hole in one" contest on all par-3 holes. Registra-
tion is $100 per person and includes greens fees,
carts, driving range privileges, refreshments, dinner
and goody bags. The putting contest begins at 11
a.m. and the shotgun start or the two-person
scramble begins at 1 p.m. To register, call 388-4441.
Mary H. Tebbetts, 74, of Anna Maria, died at
home on Nov. 4.
Mrs. Tebbetts came to Anna Maria 36 years
ago from Milwaukee, Wisc. She was born in
Somerville, Mass. She was a member of St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church. She was a U.S. Navy vet-
eran, serving in the White House. She was also
secretary to Secretary of the Navy Clark Clifford
and Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs for the
State of Vermont.
She served the city of Anna Maria as city clerk
and treasurer for a number of years beginning
shortly after the late Ernie Cagnina was elected
mayor in 1975. During her service to the city, the
administration was credited with bringing the city
from a previously significant deficit to a healthy
A funeral mass will be at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 Harbor Drive S., Holmes Beach, on
Island Chamber elects
Bob Hinds, Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce president for 1996-97, will turn the
keys over to Rich Bohnenberger, the Chamber's
newly elected president for 1997-98.
The board of directors also elected Frank Davis
as first vice president; Don Schroeder, second vice
president: Larry Tyler, treasurer: and Sandy Mar-
tin, secretary, for the coming term.
At the November election meeting Bob Hinds
received a standing ovation for a job well done
with his term ending Nov. 30.
To receive information about joining the
Chamber, call 778-1514.
Thanksgiving service for
all Island denominations
The Island's community Thanksgiving Eve Ser-
vice will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, under the
sponsorship of All Island Denominations.
The service will be at the Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The offering will be
used in support of "All Island Christmas."
Music will include organists Cliff Burgess of Roser
Community Church and Carl Parks of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, with solos by Sandy Taylor of Island
Baptist Church who also is choir director.
Participants in the formal program will include:
Rev. Patrick Farrell, of St. Bernard Catholic Church;
Rev. James M. Meena, Island Baptist: Charles Reed.
First Church of Christ Scientist: Rev. Wayne D. Kirk.
Roser Memorial Community Church; Father Donald
Baier. St. Bernard: Father Richard Fellows. Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation: Rev. Danith Kilts. Gloria
Dei: and Dr. J. Clement Walker. Harvey Memorial
All Island Denominations of Anna Maria Island is
made up of members of all seven churches on the Is-
land. and serves as a clearinghouse for helping house,
feed and clothe those in need. Food baskets are distrib-
uted at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
The Island Poet
In years gone by Thanksgiving was a very special
Where early in the morning we would go to church
Then we'd hurry off to grandma's house for the great-
est feast of all,
And do our very best to reduce the size of that deli-
And now the kids have moved and there has been a
But for the old folks, Thanksgiving seems so very
And they don't look forward to big dinners, when
folks were so very gay,
'Cause Thanksgiving to them is just another day.
Friday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m.
The family asked that in lieu of flowers memo-
rial donations be made to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL
National Cremation Society is in charge of the
She is survived by her husband, George, known
to family and friends and throughout a long profes-
sional major-league baseball career as a player,
manager and scout as "Birdie." She is also survived
by three daughters, Sue T. Mitchell, of Jacksonville,
Fla., Elizabeth T. DeLuca, of Peachtree City, Ga.,
Patricia G. Kirton, of Port Orange, Fla., a son,
George Jr., of Anna Maria; five grandchildren; sis-
ters-in-law Sheila Hartnett, of Burlington, Vt., and
Kathryn Tebbetts, of Nashua, N.H.; an aunt,
Gertrude Hallenbrook, Northboro, Mass.; nine
nephews and one niece.
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Editor's Note: Due to the number of Wish Book items
this year, we have carried some of the organizations
onto this page.
Longboat Key Art Center
Founded in 1952 as a non-profit educational orga-
nization, the Longboat Key Art Center provides studios
for instruction, galleries for exhibiting works of art,
scholarships for students and children's art programs.
The center has 1,000 members, a faculty of 30, and
80 to 100 volunteers, said its director, Beth
Starting in December, the center is mounting a
fund drive to raise $2.3 million for a major building
program, and that figures high on everyone's list, said
The center's Islander Wish List for 1997:
Contact: Beth Cunningham, 383-2345.
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The L ongboat Key Garden Club is an key-wide
organization dedicated to "stimulating knowledge of
gardening, teaching people how to garden in the sandy
soil of a barrier island, preserving the beauty of
Longboat Key, and encouraging the preservation of the
key's wildlife, birds and the purity of the water."
A major program of the club is the annual Home
and Garden Tour, where visitors are admitted to six
outstanding homes on the key, said club president
The club's entry on the Islander Wish List:
A sunny day for the 22nd annual Home and Gar-
den Tour on Saturday, March 22.
Contact: Claire Hunter, 383-4066.
Longboat Key Bayfront
Park Recreation Center
The Recreation Center was formed to provide af-
fordable recreation to the entire Longboat community.
children, adults and seniors. About 1,000 persons par-
ticipate in activities ranging from table tennis and
bridge games to baseball.
The Islander Wish List for the Rec Center in-
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Contact: Sherry Fideler, 316-1980.
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Longboat Key, is one of the oldest settlements in the
area, dating back to the late 1800s when it was a se-
cluded spot for gambling and attendant activities.
The Longbeach Village Association is a nonpoliti-
cal organization devoted to "looking out for the
village's best interests and helping its people with prob-
lems," said association president Ron Johnson.
The association's entries on the Islander's Wish
Beautify Broadway as the entrance to the village.
Develop a "village vision" for the future.
Blend the Art Center campus into the village.
Contact: Ron Johnson, 387-7136.
ManaSota-88, an environmental health organization,
has spent 28 years fighting to protect the environment.
Their commitment to safeguard air, land and water qual-
ity is aggressive and uncompromising. They have success-
fully worked to reduce the millions of pounds of pollut-
ants emitted into the air and water each year.
Volunteers are unpaid and 100 percent of operat-
ing revenues are contributions received from private
individuals. ManaSota-88's attorney is the only person
to receive compensation.
The Islander Wish List of ManaSota-88 is:
For a large, active electorate that will work to put
able, well-informed, independent people into office -
people who will work to protect our constitutional free-
doms, the public health and the environment.
Contributions to help us in battling Florida Power
and Light's application to burn Orimulsion, in getting
beach monitoring programs and addressing all other
areas of concern.
Contact: Gloria Rains, 722-7413.
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Hooray for turkey
Roast turkey, turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, tur-
key fricassee, turkey Tettrazini, turkey pot pie, turkey
tacos, turkey stuffing sandwiches, open-face turkey
sandwich, turkey hash, turkey and rice soup, turkey
tamales, turkey fried rice, turkey kebabs, turkey
schnitzel, turkey roulade, turkey sausage, turkey lasa-
gna, turkey stir fry, turkey Reuben sandwich, turkey
provencal, turkey pat6 and whatever other concoction
you can convince your friends and family to make.
After all, it's only once a year that these turkey op-
portunities present themselves. Who can resist increas-
ing the odds that there will be leftovers? Who wants to
go to the trouble for just one meal?
Make the most of it. Go for the 25-pounder.
One quick recommendation: Use a real roaster pan
for a bird this size. The aluminum throw-away pan can
collapse when you pull it out of the oven. Take it from
the voice of experience, er, disaster.
Our family Thanksgiving feast consists of essen-
tials, no fluff and no filler well, very little filler.
On first moving to Florida 22 years ago, my kids
were forced to split time between two families, with me
in Florida and their father's family in Illinois. Thanks-
giving was different for them, as was everything else,
depending on which state they were in.
In Illinois, the kids' paternal grandmother was in
charge of "big" meals. Her old-fashioned homestyle
cooking was a treat and meals were always plenti-
ful. She's remembered for great homemade noodles -
tops for any Presswood's dinner pick. At Thanksgiv-
ing she worked to top every other meal event known to
mankind. She created a feast of capon, ham and turkey
with at least two recipes of dressing and enough salads,
including myriad Jello concotions, and vegetables to ri-
val a Bradenton Country Club buffet.
Dessert? Grandma Betty had every dessert. Cakes,
pies, cookies and tons of whipped cream.
The Florida Thanksgiving for two children and
myself was pared to the traditional necessities. "No
filler," I say. We have a big, big turkey, enough to last
for a couple of warmed-up meals, sandwiches for at
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least a week and enough for Kendra and Damon, now
grown with homes of their own, to take with them to
do the same. Yes, we're talking BIG turkey.
Dinner always includes homemade cranberry rel-
ish, pumpkin bread, turkey dressing, gravy, mashed
white potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, fresh green beans
(but only because I insist on having something green
for color), rolls and pumpkin pie.
Since there never was room for it on the table anyway,
we started our own tradition of snacking on our home-
made pumpkin bread like an appetizer as we waited for the
oven to sound off that dinner was about ready.
Many years, the turkey cooked while we went to the
beach. It was like a celebration, a liberation from Illinois,
for all of us the old "they can't do this there!"
I learned to cook the turkey from Chef Augie
Mrozowski, who came to live on Anna Maria from Il-
linois shortly after I moved here. He now owns Augie's
Front Burner in Sarasota and in Springfield.
I knew Augie's father well in Illinois. "Old Augie,"
as he was called, was chef at a large downtown Spring-
field hotel, the St. Nicholas, for more than 30 years
until the 1970s. Its claim to fame, other than an orien-
tal kitchen and dining room, banquet service for a thou-
sand people and a gourmet dining room, was that Lin-
coln had slept there.
Augie the son became my son's mentor in the
kitchen, Damon now serving up fine cuisine at the
Bradenton County Club as sous chef.
Augie and his wife, Alaine, became our extended
family and joined us for many holidays. One such year,
Old Augie was here for a visit and complimented my
turkey dressing and I brag about it still.
Augie and Old Augie were quite the pair in a
kitchen. About the turkey, both Augies say, "Season
the sucker inside and out with salt and pepper, and cook
it hot and fast." We cook the bird upside down at 4000
and only turn it over at the end for about 10 minutes to
brown the top. (No stuffing.) Before the turkey goes in,
the pan is lined with potato peels, onion skins and cel-
ery tops and ends. The turkey juice cooks with the
veggies, then strained somewhat and poured off, it
makes delicious gravy.
But don't overcook it! Use a meat thermometer if
you must, check it often and you'll have very moist
delicious turkey. With the oven at 400, a big 25-pound
turkey should only have to cook two and a half hours.
It's Granny's Turkey Dressing that really makes
the meal special. Our "stuffing" recipe originated from
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Here's how I do it now. In a roaster pan, mix two bags
of seasoned, cubed stuffing mix with one bag of crunchy
corn bread stuffing mix. Add one large chopped onion and
a large head of celery chopped. Brown one pound each
hamburger and breakfast sausage and mix in with the
other ingredients. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning (a pre-
mixed spice). While you're doing all this, you should have
been boiling the giblets. Pour the giblet water plus some
juice from the turkey over the dressing to moisten not
too wet, just to thicken and moisten the breading. Add
some of the giblets, finely chopped. (Be sure to save some
giblets for your gravy.)
This dressing can go in the oven when the turkey
comes out as it only takes a short time to cook mostly
to brown the top. I usually brown it, stir it, and brown
again a few times. And since the turkey is out and being
carved, quickly de-bone and chop up the wing meat and
stir it into the dressing already cooking in the oven.
The cranberry relish is my recipe. It's all done in the
blender. (Friends will know I do things the easy way
whenever possible.) Dump in one bag of cranberries, add
sections from one navel orange, a package of frozen straw-
berries (the whole ones with no added sugar mix), and
about 10 packets of Equal, to taste. Of course, you can use
sugar, but I never do and no one knows. Another thing I
never do is measure. Whir it all up and then add chunky
chopped pecans and crispy, tiny bits of chopped celery.
This makes a lot of relish but it freezes well and you can
use it up at Christmas. (If you're invited to anyone's
house, quickly offer to bring the cranberry relish.)
Damon likes to experiment with desserts. He adds
kahlua to pies and cakes with great success. He likes
Swiss chocolate in his pecan pie, adding chunks to the
mix which melt and settle deliciously to the bottom.
And his bourbon pecan pie is to die for. The kahlua also
works well in pumpkin or banana bread as a substitute
for corn syrup.
I gave up cooking pumpkin pie when I discovered
the pumpkin pie at Harry's Continental Kitchens by
the pie or by the slice, to go with credit to Chef
Harry Christensen. Harry's recipe is for a chiffon
pumpkin pie and he tops it with drambuie-laced
I hope your holiday is a wonderful one. I'm look-
ing forward to all the holidays this year more than ever,
as the first of many with granddaughter Joseline.
Now, remember not to overcook your bird, and
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WitI and % i_,doni b BerN-mlt e
Flioidiln Gib Beri-qui..
"The Cracker wants a pile-high plate
of turkey and looks like you're it."
The first year of two
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving a day first cel-
ebrated by our Pilgrim Fathers in 1621 and now ob-
served on the fourth Thursday in November.
It was not always so. One year our coutilI\ cIl-
ebrated two Thanksgivings, and this is lhlni ii I.
In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roi,,c: c
cided that if Thanksgiving were celebrated earlier in
November of that year, it would give a shot in the arm
to the Great Depression economy.
He reasoned that no one started Christmas shop-
ping until after Thanksgiving. If he proclaimed an ear-
lier date for Thanksgiving, Christmas buying would
start earlier, last longer, and the economy would im-
prove in the short haul.
He therefore proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 23. 1939,
as the official Thanksgiving Day, a whole week earlier
than the traditional day that year, and he lived to regret
This change did not set well with many of the
American people, and politicians, divided by party
lines, made the most of it.
In the press and over the radio, the new Thanksgiv-
ing was called "The New Deal Thanksgiving" and the
old-time Thanksgiving became known as "The Repub-
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Twenty-five states went along with Roosevelt and
23 states clung to deep-rooted tradition. Texas, Missis-
sippi and Colorado even proclaimed both Thanksgiv-
ings as holidays to appease the irreconcilable.
Florida, of course, opted for the old-timey Thanks-
True to the Cracker philosophy of that day (and
still holding) there are two things that are not subject
to change holidays and The King James Version of
the Holy Bible.
The New York Times of Nov. 30. 1939. reported
that one New York City politician stated he would also
observe the old Thanksgiving to "give thanks for the 23
states who didn't fall for this tyrannical novelty which
came out of Washington."
He further stated that on the real Thanksgiving he
would eat chicken because "it's not fair to make the
turkeys suffer on two days."
The Cracker remembers the year of the two
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Thanksgivings as if it were yesterday, but in order to
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President Rooseveh, if you will recall, created a
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The PWA (Public Works Administration) program
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work and in Florida this work was largely menial, pick-
and-shoveljobs working on public roads.
Unfortunately, the workers who worked on these
jobs were the butt of many tasteless jokes of that pe-
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"Say, did you hear about the PWA worker who
was injured in a fall?"
"He was leaning on his shovel when the handle
Well, anyway, such a crew of PWA workers were
repairing the dirt road which runs past the Bergquist
homestead near Fort Meade, Fla., when my family ar-
rived there on the morning of Nov. 30, 1939, to cel-
Since these workers were on the federal payroll,
their Thanksgiving had arrived a week earlier.
As the laborers were working up and down the
road filling and leveling ruts and potholes, they could
inhale the tantalizing Thanksgiving aromas emanating
from my grandmother's kitchen and wafting over the
countryside baked turkey, oyster cornbread dress-
ing, Florida ambrosia, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie,
"tater" pie and much more.
About high noon, the PWA workers rested under
a large, live-oak tree overhanging the roadside. They
were preparing to open their improvised Jewel-lard
lunch pails and eat their black-eyed peas and cold bis-
cuits, when suddenly my mother and my aunts ap-
peared with piping hot, piled-high plates of Thanksgiv-
ing delectables for each worker "the kind of plate
that needed sideboards," my dad was wont to say.
In that year of the two Thanksgivings, this Cracker
boy learned the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
Yes, the New Deal Thanksgiving was fostered
once again upon the American people the following
year before dying a natural death.
The general Cracker sentiment was: "If those idi-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 26, 1997 0 PAGE 15-A l .
Layla, left, and Anna
Copeland ofAnna Maria City
will display their collection of
Christmas plates during the
month of December at the
Island Branch Library in
Holmes Beach. The plates
were a gift from their grand-
parents, Virginia and the late
Rev. Robert Copeland. One
series was inspired by Bavar-
ian artist Berta Hummel and
the other by Bavarian primi-
tivist artist Heidi Keller. Also
"~i oon display will be an exhibit
by the Anna Maria Art League
Open Studio Life Study Class.
The group consists of both
amateur and professional
artists. Islander Photo: Pat
ots up in Washington 'thank' they can change Thanks-
giving and make it stick, the first 'thang' you know,
they'll be monkeying around with Christmas and New
Happy Thanksgiving Day to you, just the way the
Indians and our Pilgrim Fathers planned it!
Editor's note: Updated from the author's book
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Along with the games and fun, great food adds a lot
to a celebration. The students in Anne Kinnan'sfifth-
grade class found that out during their celebration of
Octoberfest. They sampled homemade sauerkraut,
delicious German breads, pretzels and waffles.
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Many a Christmas memory has been made at the Anna
Maria Island Art League's previous "Secret Shop." It's
back this year to allow children to purchase secretly
- hand-crafted, inexpensive gifts forfamily members
made over many months by volunteer members of the
league. The Secret Shop will be held on Saturday, Nov.
29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the league, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Ginger White, Art League
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementararv School for the week ended Nov. 17. Kneeling from
left are Curtis Sankey and Kayla Boak. First row, friom lft, are Majka Beard, Danielle Dusseau, Scottie Steenstra,
Jasper Curry, Ashley Gomes, Ariel Jennis and Maria Price. Back row, from left, are Taylor Manning, Aaron Stark,
Logan Bystrom, Lindsey Wickersham, Ilhse Averbach, Emma Curry, Kyle Schultz and Amber Allen.
Hot Shot Contest teaches players
proper basketball shooting
Basketball is more than just shooting a ball at a
hoop. It requires a shooting style that is developed at
an early age and, if not done right from the beginning,
can limit a player's success in the future.
,Madny players develop bad shooting styles by
shooting long distances at an age when they are not
strong enough. To encourage a good basketball style,
Coach Gene Burr at Anna Maria Elementary developed
thi&school's Hot Shot Contest. The competition assigns
designated point values from 3, 6 and 9-foot spots from
the basket. Players had 60 seconds to score as many
points as possible.
The top shooters are:
Fifth Grade Taylor Manning, Ryan
Chmieliwski, Skyler Purcell, Susanna Van Andel,
Chase Parker, Evan Wolfe, Kelsea Bachman, Colleen
Cosgrove, Jessica Cramer and Courtney Taylor.
Fourth Grade Barry Stuphin. Ashley
Armstrong, Shawn Kocrber. Greg Lowman, Zach
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The winners in the final competition were Oceanna
Beard and Shawn Koerber. Beard won with 21 points
and Koerber took the top with 32 points.
----I PAGE 18-A 0 NOVEMBER 26, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 11, theft of three bicycles valued at $400,
2200 block of Avenue B.
Nov. 14, civil warrant, attached tag not assigned,
possession of drug paraphernalia, 100 block of First
Street North. The officer on patrol observed a suspi-
cious vehicle, checked the tag and found it assigned to
When he stopped the vehicle, the driver gave him
an expired registration. He checked the driver and pas-
senger and found the passenger had a warrant for fail-
ure to pay child support. The passenger was placed in
The driver consented to a search of the vehicle and
the officer found two open cans of beer under the front
seats and a pipe that tested positive for marijuana resi-
due. The driver was issued a summons and the vehicle
was towed until ownership could be established.
Nov. 14, DUI, 2300 block of Avenue B. A
Holmes Beach officer was stopped by two complain-
ants who reported a possible drunk driver. The officer
located the vehicle, driven by Deborah Lane, 39, of
Bradenton Beach, exiting a parking lot in the 2500
block of Gulf Drive. He observed Lane drive over the
center line and travel north on Gulf Drive in the
southbound lane, causing him to swerve to avoid being
hit head on, the report said.
The officer followed Lane to Avenue B and
noted she was driving about five mph. Lane pulled
into her driveway, overshot and drove partially into
the yard, according to the report. As the officer was
requesting Lane's registration and driver's license,
the Bradenton Beach officer arrived and took over
The Bradenton Beach officer attempted to admin-
ister field performance tests but stopped for fear Lane
would injure herself. She was placed in custody.
Nov. 16, aggravated battery, battery on a law en-
forcement officer, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K. The of-
ficer was dispatched to a disturbance call and found the
victim bleeding from the eyelid, nose and mouth and
the suspect bleeding from a knuckle. He called EMS to
treat the victim.
A witness said he was talking to the victim and the
suspect came out of the store, yelled at the victim,
struck him in the face several times and kicked him in
the face. He said the suspect walked away, then re-
turned and kicked the victim in the stomach. He said
the victim didn't attempt to defend himself.
The victim and a clerk in the store gave the same
story as the witness, according to the report. The sus-
pect said the victim touched him while they were in the
store and he followed him out of the store and hit him
once. The suspect was placed in custody. While at the
police station, he kicked the officer in the shin, the of-
Nov. 16, grand theft auto, 100 Bridge St., Key
West Willy's. The victim said he left his vehicle in the
parking lot and took a cab home. When he returned, the
vehicle was gone..
Nov. 18, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown removed
two passports, a driver's license, $533 in cash, two
credit cards and two purses valued at $20.
Nov. 21, DWLS, 2600 block of Gulf Drive North.
The subject was stopped for speeding and the officer
found his driver's license was suspended. He was
placed in custody.
Nov. 19, lost property, Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported that after he left the beach he
found his beach bag containing a 35 mm camera
valued at $350, a pair of reading glasses valued at
$150, miscellaneous items and clothing valued at
$110 were missing.
Nov. 20, assault times two, criminal mischief,
DWLS, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South. The victims
reported the suspects began tailgating them on Gulf
of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, then passed them
in a no passing zone. The suspect's vehicle was
stopped in traffic, and the suspects began yelling
vulgar words and making obscene gestures at them,
the victims said.
When traffic began moving, both vehicles pro-
ceeded over the Longhoat Pass Bridge and the suspects
motioned for the victims to pull over. The victims said
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they turned into Coquina Beach parking lot to get away
and the suspects cut in front of them and stopped in the
middle of Gulf Drive.
The victims said the suspects approached their
vehicle, tried to open the door, broke the rain guard and
spit on one victim. One victim said he picked up a
hatchet for self defense and the suspects fled.
A Holmes Beach officer located the suspects at
Maple Avenue and Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. The
Bradenton Beach officer responded with the victims,
who filed affidavits. A capias request was filed with the
state attorney's office.
Nov. 15, assistance, 2800 block of Avenue E. The
complainant requested help getting into her home be-
cause the lock was rusted and her key wouldn't work.
The officer unlocked the door.
Nov. 16, vandalism, 5418 Marina Drive, Sun and
Surf. The complainant reported a person unknown un-
screwed bulbs from strings of Christmas lights and
broke them on the sidewalk. Damages were $50.
Nov. 16, found property, unknown location on
the beach. The complainant reported he found between
$100 and $200 in a money clip on the beach but de-
clined to turn it over to police.
On Nov. 17, the detective contacted the complain-
ant and informed him of the Florida statute regarding
turning in found property. The detective told him that
it was the business of the police to locate the owner and
if the owner was not found within 90 days, he could
claim the money. The detective also explained that if
it was not turned in, he could be charged with theft.
On Nov. 18, the complainant turned in the $140 he
found to police.
Nov. 16, found property sets of house and car
keys, 8300 block of Marina Drive.
Nov. 17, assist EMS, 600 block of Dundee Lane.
The officer was dispatched to assist EMS because an eld-
erly subject had fallen and had a vicious dog. Upon arrival,
EMS personnel couldn't exit their vehicle due to the dog.
The subject was lying in the driveway bleeding profusely
from the back of her head and a neighbor was attempting
to make the dog retreat, the report said.
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Jazz Club jazzes up
week with a jam
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will feature
harmonica virtuoso Jerry Adler at its Jazz
Club Jam on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Holley
Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.
The jam will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Adler
performs during the programmed segment at
3 p.m. Community musicians are welcome to
sit in and play from 2 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
The center is located at 709 N. Tamiami
Trail. Call 366-1552 for more information.
MCC, Sarasota Girls
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Manatee Community College Choirs and
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Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
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The dog would not allow anyone to approach the
subject so the officer sprayed it with pepper spray and
it retreated. EMS personnel were able to approach and
treat the subject. The subject requested that the officer
put the dog and another dog in the house. As he was
doing so, the second dog attacked him and he sprayed
it with pepper spray. He put both dogs in the house and
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Anna Maria Island
Amelia Gonzalez: 80 years of Island loving
By Jim Hanson
Ninety years of an active life, 80 of them tied
closely to Anna Maria Island, and still going strong.
That's Amelia Gonzalez.
Born into a wealthy Tampa cigar-making family.
she could have lived anywhere she wished. And she P
has, for she wished to be on Anna Maria.
She recalls digging scallops and clams, and may
have invented the clam bank. An admitted tomboy, sheI -
was "always trailing behind my brothers" as they ex-
plored beach and bay and jungle.
Born in Tampa in 1906, she first came to the Island
about age 10. Her father Francisco and his brother Jose
founded Jose Escalante Co. and ran a large factory in
Ybor City and another in New Orleans, making Corina,
Aurelia, Idolita and El Hijo Prodigo cigars.
"Father thought this was paradise," she recalls, and
kept a home for their summers here while he commuted
weekends by motor launch and restocked the pantry.
Their house was on the water across from where
Duffy's Tavern is now in Holmes Beach. Amelia's sis-
ter Julia Cigarran still owns it.
"We loved it down here, we were always ready to
come," she said.
"Mr. Casanas had a homestead on the bay side and
we wore a path through the jungle to his pier. We'd
walk the flats and feel the scallops and clams with our
bare feet and we'd have a bucketful in no time. We'd
dump clams by the pier and they'd bury themselves and
we'd dig them up again when we needed them."
She had an early encounter with a stingray "and it
hurt just terribly. An old fisherman in a shack put hot
chowder and it was delicious. The secret is plenty of
They walked regularly to the north end of the Is- di.
land, where the tiny village had the only store on Anna
Maria. The youngsters swam in the Gulf and boated Generations of beauty
and fished. Her father loved to fish, too.
Even the native life was no drawback, though dis- Proving something reassuring about the gen
comfiting. Mosquitoes were "just terrible. We couldn't of classic Spanish beauty, three Escalante w
go out after dark, and had mosquito netting around our from two centuries: (clockwise from top left)
beds. Sand flies got in our hair and eyes." Amelia's mother and father, Anna Maria's A
Snakes? "We had to be careful of them, but they : herself and her daughter Carmen.
were just part of the landscape. I never saw an alliga-
tor on the Island."
Her father and mother didn't agree on Anna Maria,
she remembers. "He and his brother were from a beach
town, Oviedo, in Spain, so they thought all this was
normal. Mother was from the mountains in Spain, and
she liked the Island but found it frightening sometimes.
"Father had money and people with land would
need money and come to him and he'd buy their land.
Mother gave him heck. She said, 'Don't bury any more R reports of m y death
money there.' Without her holding him back, he'd have
owned the whole island." were greatly exaggerated'
He left his son Armando and his daughters land
that Island Foods and other businesses and homes later By Jim Hanson field, except for Father who kept fighting the stc
occupied, and Gulffront that Amelia much later gave Islander Correspondent and the launch's owner, who got so seasickl
away to make the Manatee County Public Beach in Of all Amelia Gonzalez's 80 years of memories didn't care if he lived or died."
Holmes Beach. about Anna Maria Island, one is much more thrill- Her father jury-rigged a mast flying the 1
Brother Armando as an adult ran the factory in ing than she'd have wanted. It's the one where a gest white cloth he could find and they held
New Orleans and finally the entire Escalante complex hurricane killed her and her family. while the boat pitched all day and into the nig
Every summer her father, Tampa cigar tycoon "Uncle Jose called everyone he could rea
at 14. The company ultimately was sold to General Francisco Escalante, gave his wife and children a He organized a search party that could go
Cigar Co. whole season in their second home on the Island when the storm let up just a little. He was a r
Amelia worked in the office of the Ybor City fac- while he commuted by launch from Tampa. of some influence" he and her father found
tory, and there she met Horace Gonzalez. After they At one point he was taking them back to Tampa Jose Escalante Co., with four major brands ot
married he joined an architectural firm in Tampa and and called his brother Jose from the Island's only gars, a large factory in Ybor City, another in Ib
they lived there and spent summers here, building a phone, in the old llexhurst Hotel, to advise him that Orleans, and financial headquarters in Chicag
new house on the beach. they were leaving in the launch. As the storm dwindled somewhat, the seai
They built their dream house in Tampa, too, the At that point the weather was windy but safe. crs set out.
product of years of longing and planning. No sooner About halfway to Tampa it went wild. "Finally we saw them coming through the
was it completed than Horace decided to retire and in "There weren't any hurricane warnings in those and spray, and they were the most beautiful si
1967 they moved permanently to Anna Maria. Like her days," Ms. Gonzalez recalls. "They just arrived. imaginable. Uncle Jose was especially welcoi
father, her husband loved fishing and didn't care about That's what this one did. believe me."
the catching. "There were seven of us, my father and mother, That morning's newspaper carried a la
They had one child, daughter Carmen, now a law- my two brothers and two sisters, and the owner of headline mourning the death of the entire farm
PLEASE SEE ISLANDER, NEXT PAGE the launch. The launch broke down. We were terri- "but we didn't mind. We were just so happy."
l] PAGE 2-B U NOVEMBER 26, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Have 'keen-agers' will travel
Thirty-three "keen-agers" of senior age from Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria City traveled to the St. Peters-
burg pier to shop and have lunch at the Columbia Restaurant. Future activities are planned and anyone interested is
invited to attend. Call Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Denhamfor information at 778-9640 or the church at 778-0719.
ISLANDER, FROM PAGE 1B
yer married to Dr. Kenneth Alonso, a Princeton-edu-
cated surgeon and pathologist in Atlanta. They visit
their favorite senior citizen as often as they can and stay
as long as they can.
The Alonsos hosted a 90th birthday party recently
for Ms. Gonzalez at Crab Trap II in Ellenton, and more
than 40 admirers came from around the U.S. to help her
Amelia recalls telling her daughter bedtime stories
that she made up as she went along, and when she
wanted to hear a story again Carmen would have to
repeat it back to its creator. Amelia ended up writing
stories new ones, she didn't go back over the old
ones for youth magazines, and authoring two
children's books. All of them were illustrated by her
After his death in 1974 she was alone, and remains so.
"I wanted to move here year-around because my
brother retired here and my sister lived here. Well, he
moved back to Tampa and she went to a nursing home,
and here I am alone again.
"You can't beat destiny."
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la PAGE 4-B U NOVEMBER 26, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Center soccer finale
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recreational soccer league's season came to an offi-
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Program director Scott Dell expressed thanks to
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Dell added a thank you to the Island Football
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 4B
taking on the Mutiny. IFC took an early 2-0 lead on a
goal each by Nicholas Sato and Joel Mitchell in the first
quarter of action. They ended up giving up one goal off
a Ryan Arndt throw-in to Alex Torres to cut the IFC
lead to 2-1. Two more goals completed the scoring as
IFC took a close, 4-1 decision.
IFC action continued with the U-12 team taking on
Benchmark Blueprints of the Manatee East Soccer
Club at Braden River Park. The locals faced their stiff-
est competition to date as their opponents towered over
our young team.
Despite the fact the opposition was physically big-
ger and stronger, the locals played fearlessly. In fact,
they were keeping the ball on Manatee East's side of
the field by playing the ball wide and capitalizing on
superior team speed.
Michael Wallen demonstrated his speed when he
took a pass from Logan Bystrom and beat his man
down the wing but his pass was intercepted by the
The goalie punted the ball all the way down the
field but the IFC defense of Scot Vensel, Daniel Miller,
Peter Dowling and player-of-the-game Christopher
Klotz usually controlled the ball and worked it back up
field for another offensive push.
Manatee East continued to play long ball kick-
ing it down field and running after it but IFC was up
to the challenge they were until a bit of bad luck in
the 14th-minute gave Manatee East a free kick just
outside the penalty box.
A Manatee East player got taken down by an IFC
player attempting a defensive tackle. Brian Carr took
the free kick for Manatee East and hit it over the defen-
sive wall and off the fingertips of IFC goalie Max
Gazzo for a 1-0 lead which held until halftime.
Facing a deficit for the first time, it was gut-check
time for the locals. They were getting pushed, elbowed
and, worst of all, they were losing. IFC could have very
easily hung their heads and given up but they contin-
ued to play hard.
IFC took the ball down field and appeared to be in
position to score but some miscomunication between
Courtney Taylor and Logan Bystrom allowed the
Manatee East player to come away with the ball. Then
Taylor Manning took the ball down the wing and ham-
mered a shot that beat the goalie, but it rolled wide of
the far post.
With time running short, IFC took the ball down
the wing where a Manatee East player made a defen-
sive tackle giving IFC a throw-in. Michael Mijares took
the throw-in and sent it to Gazzo, who was now play-
ing left halfback.
Gazzo carried the ball in toward the goal and sent
it to Sean Pittman at right wing. Pittman beat his man
down the wing and hit a hard cross that may have ac-
tually been a shot on goal that was off the mark.
Courtney Taylor surrounded by two Manatee East
defenders somehow got her foot on the ball to vol-
Island Football Club's
Under-12 team battled
Manatee East to a tie.
Courtney Taylor, in a
battle of her own, is
shown surrounded by
Manatee East defenders.
Taylor got her foot on the
ball, volleyed into the
back of the net for the tie
and set off a wild celebra-
tion. Islander Photo:
ley it into the back of the net and tie the score with very
little time left. The effort set off a wild celebration.
Time ran out without additional scoring to com-
plete the tie, which seemed like a win under the circum-
stances. It keeps the U-12s undefeated and in first
place. The game was a great test for the youngsters as
they were forced to pull together and play team ball.
The U-14 team traveled all the way to Englewood
to play Englewood #1 and came away with a 3-0 win.
Leading the way for the Islanders was Diego Felipe
who scored one goal and assisted on two goals by Ryan
The U-12 and U-14 teams are entered in the 10th
annual West Pasco Turkey Shoot at Jack Mitchell Park,
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 28-30. It's a pool-play tourna-
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Careful of that parrot now go paint the roof
By Bob Ardren
Big showdown coming. Beginning Jan. 15, the
state will open public hearings on Orimulsion at the
Manatee County Convention Center. Public comment
won't be allowed until Jan. 26, so you know there'll be
a lot of politicking going on.
Mark your calendars.
Cooling global warming
Part of the objections with Orimulsion are the
greatly increased carbon dioxide emissions we'd get
out of the deal, and those are part of the global warm-
ing problem. More carbon dioxide, more global warm-
And while we can fight things like Orimulsion to
help slow down the warming, the fact is that it's con-
tinuing to increase.
A physics professor at the University of California
is now making some wonderfully simple suggestions
for combating the warming some things we can do
at relatively little cost that will really make a difference.
For example, increasing carbon dioxide is a huge
problem. So why don't we just plant more trees? All
plants use carbon dioxide, of course, but trees seem to
do the best job.
In fact, U of C Professor Gregory Benford suggests
that the government look at growing tree crops on eco-
nomically marginal crop land and pasture all over the
country. The cost would be about $5 billion a year,
which is a fraction of what other proposals such as fuel-
use suppression could amount to.
Sure, $5 billion is a huge amount of money, but
scientists are reminding us that the free ride is about
over. We're looking at credible estimates from
groups like the National Academy of Sciences of
$250 billion a year to reduce worldwide carbon-diox-
ide emissions by about 15 percent.
By the way, some friends of mine have pointed
out that Benford is also an award-winning author
with more than a dozen science fiction novels under
his belt. He has collaborated with fellow Ph.d. David
Brin, who holds a degree in astrophysics and is the
author of "The Postman," based on a novel that will
appear on screen later this year and stars Kevin
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Another suggestion more to the point: If we could
reflect just 1 percent of the sunlight away from the
earth each year, we could mitigate the effect of all
greenhouse gas emissions since the industrial revolu-
And why doesn't everyone have a white roof? Why
can't roads and parking lots and the like be paved with
something besides the color black?
Seems like bonehead stuff to me.
Benford doesn't pretend to have all the answers,
but his recent article in Reason magazine offers these
kinds of simple and relatively inexpensive fixes that
could go a long way toward solving some of our glo-
bal warming problems.
But that doesn't mean we need Orimulsion, either.
Rapidly dropping water temperatures the Gulf
is now at 66 degrees and dropping mean manatees
are on the move. While fishing last week we saw sev-
eral individual manatees along with three mother-and-
So if you're motoring about on our local waters
these days, be on a special lookout for manatees as
they're moving into warmer areas.
There are an estimated 2,200 manatees in Florida,
based on aerial surveys, and nearly 200 have died this
year from various causes including red tide and being
struck by boats, with 60 of the deaths this year involv-
Mullet catches plummeting
Florida's inshore net ban three years ago has re-
sulted in drastic drops in the mullet harvest. That, in
turn, has resulted in drastic drops in commercial fish-
ers incomes. Here are some historical figures and the
1992, 20.6 million pounds, worth $13.2 million
1993, 20.4 million pounds, worth $12.8 million
1994, 15 million pounds, worth $11.8 million
1995, 5.7 million pounds, worth $5.2 million
1996, 5.4 million pounds, worth $5.5 million
Wetland loss slows
The good news is that we're losing wetlands at a
rate 60 percent lower than the rate of loss between 1970
and 1990. The bad news is that for the first time in our
nation's history, there are fewer than 50 million acres
of freshwater, forested wetlands in the lower 48 states.
Saltwater wetlands now amount to about 5.1 mil-
Imagine this: between 1780 and 1980, according to
the U.S. Department of the Interior, the country lost 54
percent of its original 221 million acres of wetlands.
That amounts to about 60 acres an hour for 200 years.
For the decade between 1985 and 1995, agriculture
accounted for 79 percent of wetland loss, while urban
and other development accounted for the remaining 21
percent. On the positive side, unvegetated intertidal
wetlands, freshwater shrub wetland and freshwater
ponds all showed increases during the same decade.
So some things are going right.
Going to the birds
Over the past decade, the popularity of parrots as
pets has grown faster than any other creature. In my
own son's family a beautiful red lord Amazon named
Sam supervises everything happening in the house, es-
pecially the cooking. Meanwhile, their African gray
Congo named Elvis sits around and never stops giving
Both birds have personalities that make many
adults seem dull.
Now there's some research out of the University of
Arizona indicating that parrots have an intelligence ri-
valing both dolphins and the great apes. And a couple
of my son's buddies, I sometimes think.
But before you rush out and get a parrot pet, re-
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and they've even seen cases where a parrot "dominates
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Good fishing means good eating in Island waters
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is great right now, with the cold fronts re-
ally stirring up the fish. Look for continued good ac-
tion on redfish and snook in the backwater, while snap-
per, grouper and amberjack are the best offshore bets.
Folks at the Anna Maria City Pier report action
there has been kind of slow in the last week, with mack-
erel and sheepshead the best bets.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
are catching nice-sized flounder, with one an 18-incher
Sunday, plus snook in the mornings and a few black
drum and sheepshead 'most any time.
At the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet, the four-hour
trips averaged 50 head of Key West grunts, porgies and
black sea bass. The six-hour trips averaged 50 head of
red snapper, red grouper, black sea bass, porgies, black
grouper and Key West grunts. The nine-hour trips av-
eraged 60 head of red grouper, porgies, black grouper.
land snapper, Key West grunts and red snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said there has been a pompano blitz in the
past week with limit catches not being uncommon and
some of the biggest fish stretching to 24 inches. There
are also linesiders, redfish, cobia and catch-and-release
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard. Cortez
Nov. 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 18-foot sailboat
in Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded and
towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Nov. 12, Boarding. A 21-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 40-foot sailboat
off Venice Inlet. The vessel's operator repaired the
problem without the need of any other assistance.
Nov. 14, Boarding. A 46-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a written
warning for not having a copy of the navigational rules on
board and not having a waste management plan posted.
Nov. 15, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 18-foot power boat in Big
Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 24084055 responded
and towed the boat to safe moorings.
Capt. Mike Heistand shows off a 20-pound kingfish
caught offshore last week.
trout being tempted by the bait.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said offshore
action is very good right now. He took Skip Walton,
Winners in the Nov. 22 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka and Bill Starrett. Runners-
up were George Landratis and Russ Stemple.
The weekly contests get underway every
Monday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are no membership fees and everyone
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son Gary and grandson J.T. out last week and caught
kingfish up to 15 pounds in about 45 feet of water us-
ing live bait. To continue a great day, the trio also
boated some 18-pound gag grouper farther from shore.
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said Jack
Parker of the Skinnie-Minnie caught redfish, flounder
and mackerel inshore last week. Offshore angler Capt.
Scott from the Stray Dog brought his charters onto
grouper and mangrove snapper on almost every trip
On the Neva-Miss with Capt. Jason Henzell and
Capt. Curt Morrison said they've been doing well with
amberjack, gag grouper, flounder, mackerel and trig-
gerfish using live pinfish, squid and thread herring.
On my boat Magic, Scottie Stoddard of Longboat
Key caught two snook last week, a 30-incher and one
28 inches long. We've also been doing well with mack-
erel, sheepshead, redfish, pompano and whiting.
Vicki at Island Marine said reports are great with
lots of reds in the canals and yellowtails in the Lake
LaVista channel, some up to 20 pounds. Wow!
Capt. Rick Gross said he's bringing back lots and
lots of mackerel, pompano and a few snook, plus some
redfish on the seagrass flats.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said fishing is great
right now with plenty of reds in the bay, Spanish mack-
erel in the Gulf. Snapper fishing has improved and
grouper are moving closer to shore with the water get-
ting colder. There are also a few kingfish being caught.
Capt. Thorn Smith from Angler's Repair said reds
and snook are still his best bets, with white bait the food
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's getting reds from
around the docks, mackerel out in the Gulf and a few
keeper snook in the backwater.
Good luck and good fishing.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Nov26 10:14 1.4 3:29 0.2 9:12 2.1 2:36 1.0
Nov27 11:09 1.4 4:08 0.0 9:37 2.2 3:02 1.1
Nov28 11:56 1.4 4:43 -0.1 10:02 2.3 3:23 1.1
NM Nov2910:34p' 2.3 5:18 -0.2 12:42 1.4 3:52 1.2
Nov30 11:06p' 2.4 5:53 -0.3 1:24 1.4 4:20 1.2
Dec 1 11:42p* 2.4 6:29 -0.4 2:06 1.4 4:56 1.2
Dec 2 7:11 -0.4 2:55 1.4 5:38 1.2
Dec3 12:24 2.4 7:55 -0.4 3:46 1.4 6:34 1.2
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Tree top readers
Islanders Mrs. Laurence Wallenstein, left, and Dr.
Bill Boles read their latest copy of The Islander
Bystander while enjoying the fall foliage in
Islander goes to
the other side of the world
The Foldesfamily of Cortez, Stepelhn, left, Wendy
and Peg, introduce China to The Islander in
Chongqing outside the People's Pavilion during
their three-week tour in September.
Islander travels to Germany
Carol Magill of Anna Maria and her constant cuddly
travel companions, Simon, Stevie, and'Griz, stuffed
bears, read The Islander in Rothenburg, Germany in
The fmunous marble tower
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at The Islander over the
shoulders of Daniel and
Susanna Van Andel of
Anna Maria during their
summer visit to Italy.
Surfer/attorney Kendra Presswood vacationed on
Oahu, Hawaii, where the waves were evidently tremen-
dous not. But by coincidence, she wore her tie-dye
Islander Bystander shirt to a shopping center that
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ground complete with rippin' surf and a custom board.
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Boating in Budapest
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with them while they traveled by barge through Europe. This picture was
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Island business expands
Longtime Island businessman Jon Kent, owner of
Fat Cat Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning in Holmes
Beach, has opened another business, Protection Pest
Control and Lawn Treatment, with partner Bob Bishop
of Holmes Beach.
Bishop is. an entomologist and a Florida Certified
Pest Control Operator.
"The Protection Pest Control program features pre-
ventive treatments to keep insects and pests out of your
home," said Bishop. "Inside we use safe and effective
treatments. Materials go where the bugs are, not where
people and pets are."
Protection Pest Control also offers a Protection
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The company's office is located at 5400A Marina
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Chenille specialty shop
opens on Longboat Key
The opening of a new chenille specialty shop in the
Centre Shops of Longboat Key has been announced by
owners Susan and Stephen Thiessen of Holmes Beach.
The new shop, specializing in fabric art of chenille,
is called Chenille- and features hand-made items such
as throw rugs, bathrobes, stuffed animals, wall hang-
ings, purses, lamp shades, crib ensembles, children's
clothing from toddlers to 10-year-olds and many more
items. Chenille is a fabric of soft, fuzzy cords of silk,
rayon, cotton or worsted.
The Thiessens also plan to design and create items
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"The basic fabric," she said, "is manufactured in
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Island property sales
206 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a two-story, ground
1,100 sfla 2bed/lbath+ home built in 1935 on a 52x
was sold 11/7/97, Brown to Amparo, for $145,000;
2210 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a ground-leve
sfla 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1951 on a 50x 100 I
sold 11/4/97, Adams to Lautenschleger & Reib
$125,000, list $135,000.
228 Oak, Anna Maria, a ground-level canalfron
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1970 on a 75x 148 lot, was
sold 11/5/97, lacovelli to Wagner, for $250,000; list un-
2903 Gulf Dr., a 50x 100 lot, was sold 11/4/97, Rosedale
to Murray, for $55,000; list unknown.
145 lo' 311 57th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated, attached 1,344
lit sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1995 on a 45x 112 lot, was
sold 11/5/97, Cripe to Worth, for $128,500; list $149,900.
S3601 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 101 Sandy Pointe 1,
San elevated, 1,150 stla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in 1986,
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4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 123 Island Village, an el-
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money in your pocket. Call the experts.
DON and KAREN SCHRODER
LOVELY WATERVIEW 2BR condo with 40 ft. deep-water
boat dock in complex with pool and clubhouse. $135,000.
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA home on a corner with 1 BR/1 BA in-
come apartment makes Island living very affordable! Of-
fered at $199,900. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA plus in-law quarters. Two-car
garage, 20 ft. dock, 4,000 Ib. davits, nice seawall, covered
patio and deck. Snead Island. $202,000. Yvonne Higgins.
\ Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
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This charming waterfront triplex offers panoramic views
across Anna Maria Sound from two apartments and a
sparkling Gulf view from the other apartment. Amenities
include a lovely swimming pool, hardwood floors, spa-
cious kitchen with custom cabinetry in large waterside
apartment and fantastic location within steps to the Gulf
of Mexico. Great moneymaker! Priced at $295,000.
"ROSE COVERED" COTTAGE
This adorable 2BR/2BA vintage hideaway embodies the
charm of days past, blended with today's modern conve-
niences. Amenities of this antique-filled doll house include
central air and heat, new Berber carpeting, sunny eat-in
kitchen with handy laundry area, and ceiling fans. Other
features include a darling "false" fireplace highlighted with
an imported tile fresco, lovely lace window treatments,
claw foot tub and brick driveway. Very private, lushly land-
scaped lot has a fully-fenced backyard with patio, fruit
trees, bamboo and pretty brick driveway. Don't miss this
rare offering at only $165,000.
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Beach. Perfect for owner occupancy. Both units
have been totally redone by meticulous owner/
contractor. Each unit faces opposite streets for
complete privacy. Perfect for two families. Just
listed at $285,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
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SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive POBox 717 *Anna Maa. FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Buy it, sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander
KEY ROYALE PASS See all the way to Tampa Bay from
this Bay Palms executive 3BR/3BA home. Nearly 5,000
sq. ft. includes large living room with fireplace, family
room, gourmet kitchen, enclosed pool. Oversized lot with
boat slip and fishing dock. A must to see. Priced at
$625,000. Call Clarke D. Williams 778-1718 eves.
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CANALFRONT FOURPLEX just steps away from the
beach. Three units are 1BR/1BA; fourth unit is 2BR/
1.5BA townhouse with a view of the water from all
rooms, ceramic tile on first floor, hardwood floors on
second. Community laundry room. Great potential.
$275,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
DUPLEX GULFVIEW Almost new 2BR/1.5BA and
1BR/1BA duplex steps from the beach. Open floor plan,
8' ceilings, oak cabinets, Berber carpet, laundry facilities,
46x26 extra-high garage, maintenance-free exterior.
Priced at $189,900. Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB
2BR/2BA condo overlooking wildlife sanctuary.
Second-floor unit, turnkey furnished and min-
utes from the beach. $123,000. Call Dick Rowse
2BR/2BA first-floor bayfront condo, well-main-
tained by original owner. $99,500. Call Marion
Ragni 778-1504 eves.
Lovely lakefront 2BR/2BA first-floor condo, taste-
fully turnkey furnished. $109,900. Dial the
Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS 3
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SPECTACULAR VIEW of Sunshine Skyway, from this 3BR/2BA
home on a seawalled lot with dock & davits. Amenities include
Italian tile, vaulted ceilings, fans, master suite with sundeck, large
bright kitchen. Approximately 1,520 square foot garage.
224 S. Harbor Dr.
CANALFRONT 511 66th St. Richmond-built home, 2BR/2BA with
Florida room. Corner lot with natural seawall on two sides. Has a
large dock with fabulous views down canal. Tile roof.
BEST BUY Seaside Gardens unit #440 63rd St., !BR/1BA
canalfront with a dock. View down canal. ONLY $86,000.
MLS Dolores M. Baker Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500
SAILBOAT WATER Seawall, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, indoor utility
porch, garage. Open, large lot. $229,900.
GULF SUNSETS Luxury 2BR/2BA, ceramic tile, balconies, el-
evator, heated pool, tennis, sauna. $320,000. Also.Gulfview
2BR/2BA at $175,000 firm.
ANNA MARIA One house from Gulf. 4BR/3BA, three porches,
quiet street. Investment potential. $350,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria, 60' x 100'. $129,900.
ANNA MARIA elevated 3BR/2BA, decks. Very nice. $228,000.
LOT 100' x 90', Gulf Drive. $150,000. Can add duplex on 100'
x 100' lot. 2BR/2BA plus 2BR/1BA with garages. Excellent in-
vestment. $210,000 both $360,000.
ISLAND BEAUTY SHOP, six stations + $57,000.
GULFFRONT 22-UNIT APT. Motel $1,995,000.
RENTAL Peridia 3BR/2BA, golf/lake views. $2,100 month.
SEASONAL VACATION ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER A NOVEMBER 26,1997 A PAGE 15-B I
STEEL BUILDINGS Never erected. 24x36 150x300.
Factory specials limited. Mark (941) 747-1307.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Special sales. Now open Mon.-
Wed.-Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
BRASS BED QUEEN complete with firm orthopedic
mattress set. Never used. Boxed. Cost $850, must
sell $250 cash. (813) 662-9175.
DAYBED/WHITE AND BRASS complete with trundle
and mattress. Never used, boxed. Cost $850. Must
sell $300 cash. (813) 662-9175.
KING-SIZE BRASS BED complete with firm orthope-
dic mattress set. Never used, boxed. Cost $1,000.
Must sell $350 cash. (813) 662-9175.
TEMPLE STUART solid maple trestle table, extra
leaves, 4 ladder-back chairs. $350. Call 794-1604.
FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Call 778-1560.
WHITE-WASH ORIENTAL-motif china cabinet, 4
shelves, glass front and sides, excellent condition.
INTERNET COMPUTER Get online and e-mail at a
budget price. Complete with Windows, keyboard,
mouse, modem and monitor. An inexpensive way to
get started. I have several left, only $185 or set up for
free email service only $165. 756-1699.
GE DISHWASHER black, works $75. 11x12 blue
commercial carpet (not bound) $30. Emerson dis-
posal $30. Olympic electronic typewriter, like new,
$25. Atari $25. Call 778-8225.
BLACK FORMICA ENTERTAINMENT center $75.
Dresser $125. Corner TV stand $50. Wicker dresser
$125. Bone leather sofa, like new $700. Call 778-1001.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. 4-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5' x 4',
7 drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75. 778-1102.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop. Holi-
day bags. $6.50 lb. to benefit Island Players. Call 778-
6956 for information or delivery. Also available at the
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
ROSER GUILD'S THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs.
9:30-2, Sat. 9-12. Clothing, linens, jewelry. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, across from the Chapel.
CRAFT SHOW Sat., Nov. 29, 9-5. Key Way Park, Lot
23, 12316 Cortez Rd., Cortez.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 29, 8 am. Assorted beds/
bedding, furniture, dishes, decorative items, 4 bar
stools. 867 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 29, 9-? Lots of stuff. Many
children's items. 307 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
Attention Property Owners!!
Are you rea jOfiyr the busy rental season?
Due to our extensive marketing program, we have
more rental vacation requests dally than nits
available. I jyou have ever consLiered renting your
Island property, call .s and see the diference
professional property management with a touch of
'Southern Hospitality" can make!
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 29, 8 am. TV, bikes,
dishes, glass, weights (golf clubs woman's). 523
70th Street, Holmes Beach.
HOLMES BEACH MOVING sale. Fri., Nov. 28, 9-2.
Collector's cups, hand-carpenter tools, garden tools,
other old stuff, more. Cherry dining room table with 2
leaves, 6 chairs. Absolutely no early birds. 504 70th
Street, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., Nov. 28 & 29, 9-5. Antique
lawnmower, towing SeaBob watercraft, canvas tent,
potter, plants, miscellaneous household items, cloth-
ing. 509 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 29, 9-? Great selection of
toys, kid's clothing, books, household. No early birds.
502 75th Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Nov. 28 & 29, 9 am firm.
Three families. Tables, art, magazines, books, col-
lectibles, dishes, furnishings, more. 521 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 29, 8-4. Refrigerator, apartment
stove, assorted tools, clothing, books, kitchen table set,
recliner, organ, much more. 762 St. Judes Dr., LBK.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES' MARKETS Vendor space
available now for Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 21. $15 ea.
IMPERIAL HOUSE Least expensive condo on the Island
at time of listing. Fishing pier, heated pool, deeded beach
SANDY POINTE Immaculate 2BR/2BA unit in secluded
bayfront complex surrounded by pristine nature preserve.
Turnkey furnished, pool. $119,000.
THE FOUNTAINHEAD 2BR/1.5BA, stylishly refurbished,
all new kitchen, tile floors, peek of the Gulf. The perfect
OCEAN PARK TERRACE JUST RENOVATED GULF-
FRONT COMPLEX with Olympic-size pool, elevator and
secure entry. This lovely 2BR/2BA has south-facing glass-
enclosed lanai with view of the Gulf. $192,500.
NEW CANALFRONT HOME One of a kind, custom built.
You must see this home! Berber carpet, tile, 10-foot ceil-
ings, huge storage and garage, three large decks and
much more. Reduced. $279,000.
FIXER-UPPER 3BR/2BA ground-level home near school
and shopping. Community boat ramp. $135,000.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT LOTS
Two seawalled and cleared lots on Chilson Street. 145 ft.
x 72 ft. each, sailboat water. $154,900.
COCONUT BAYOU Large waterfront lot with dock in ex-
clusive subdivision in Anna Maria City. $129,900.
FROM OUR HEARTS
To the hundreds of folks who have
trusted us and depended upon us over
the years ...
To all our new clients and customers,
and to those we'll meet soon ...
To the indispensable professionals
and loyal friends, behind the curtain,
who work diligently to support our
efforts (you know who you are) ...
To each and every one ... We give
great thanks for all your trust and
confidence in allowing us to help solve
your problems and accomplish your
real estate goals.
God bless you all,
OF ANNA MARIA
Next to the Anna Maria
w Post Office
HOLMES BEACH This well-kept
2. 2BR/2BA with a flowing-floor plan
features a formal dining room plus
an eat-in kitchen. A canalfront home
with boat dock and Gulffront cabana
rights. $199,900. #CH23404. Call
S. Carol Heinze 778-7246.
GREAT FOR YOUR ENTERTAIN-
ING Come see this 3BR/2BA
home located on a deep-water ca-
Carol S. Heinze nal with boat dock and davits plus
REALTOR/CRS a solar-heated in-ground pool.
778-7246 Fenced, private back yard. Water
and electric to multi-level dock.
Also comes with a wood-burning fireplace. $180,000.
#CH24264. Call Carol Heinze 778-7246.
SWIM, BOAT, PLAY In this spacious 3BR/2BA canalfront
home. Dock and davits plus a caged in-ground pool, fam-
ily room, fireplace, and wonderful caged patio/pool area.
#CH23542. Seller will entertain offers between $230,000-
$280,000. Call Carol Heinze 778-7246, anytime.
BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA Condo-Season $1,800 mo., minimum 3
months, overlooks the Bay and pool.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay unit. Season $2,200 month,
overlooking the lagoon to the Bay.
PERICO BAY-Lovely 2BR/2BA condo overlooking lakes. 3
month minimum, $2,200 seasonal.
GULFVIEW 2BR/2BA condos. $600-$850/week.
BAYVIEW... CANAL ... POOL ... & DOCK TOOl Key-West style,
only 8-years old. Spacious master bedroom, guest room and bonus
top-floor Turret room. Perfect for den or third bedroom. Three decks
and huge heated pool/entertainment area. $348,000. Ask for
Connie Volts or Karen Lohse 778-0766. #KL25369
JUST FOR YOU 3BR/2BA totally-renovated Key Royale home including all electrical work and plumbing pipes. Also includes new fire-
place, tile throughout the home and fresh white carpet in the master bedroom. Elegant customized master bath with bidet, Jacuzzi
tub and shower. Turnkey furnished. Two-car garage, boat dock and close to the beach. #23689. $299,000. Call Karin Stephan 388-
COME SEE MY VIEWS! Fabulous views of Bimini Bay, dolphins playing, birds swooping, setting sun, a newer 55 ft. dock, all await
you from this wonderful contemporary home. Amenities includes spacious 5-6BR/4BA, large indoor pool with entertainment area.
$595,000. Call Karin Stephan, eves 388-1267. #21249
BRADENTON Attached 2BR/2BA elevated villa close the beach and priced right at $117,000. Location is right close to restaurants,
shops, Post Office and the library. Call Roni McCuddin Price anytime 778-5585. #18681.
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CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman. Pri-
vate, group and couples classes. Learn stretching,
breathing, self healing and relaxation techniques.
JOIN US FOR our new contemporary service, Satur-
days at 7 pm, Roser Community Church Chapel, 512
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
GIFT SETS AROMATHERAPY Body care, custom
gift baskets made to order with herbal teas, organic
wines, great edibles. Shop Here's to Your Health
Natural Food Store, 5340 Gulf Dr., S&S Plaza,
Holmes Beach. 778-4322. Open 7 days.
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.
1985 CADILLAC SEVILLE taupe, slope back,
loaded. New tires, radiator, battery. Excellent sec-
ond car. 4 door. 99,800 miles. Runs great. $2,600.
VALET APPLIANCE & SERVICE
"We beat high Island prices"
$50.00 & UP
Stoves Refrigerators Freezers
Washers & Dryers Apt. Size Appliances
Repair & Delivery Available
Warranty on all Appliances
JEFF L. COGSWELL
4x4 GMC SIERRA 1985 3/4 ton, black, lots of new
parts. Runs excellent, looks great, lots of extras.
$4,800 OBO. Must sell. Call 779-0014.
1980 SILVER SHADOW Rolls Royce. Two tone red
magnolia interior. Good wood and leather, most popu-
lar color combo. Reduced to $19,500. (941) 356-1961.
1985 BUICK LESABRE Snowbird driven 3 months
a year. Loaded, excellent condition. $2,900 OBO.
1988 RX7 HARD-TOP CONVERTIBLE white, looks
good, runs great! Leather interior, CD player with
surround sound and headrest speakers. Has new
exhaust, catalytic converter, radiator, water pump
and tires. 100,000 miles. $6,700. 778-2832.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS Monthly, nightly. All sizes. Water and
electricity. Full facilities plus restaurant/bar. Priced at
$100 and under. Call 778-7990.
FREE SET OF spark plugs with every engine tune up
and service. Call Holmes Beach Marina at 778-2255.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
1981 SEARAY CRUISER cuddy cabin, 228 Mercury
I/O, vinyl bimini and camper tops. $6,500 OBO.
10,000 hoist $1,500. Call 778-1901.
DOCK RENTAL Deep-water boat dock, 40 ft., one
minute from Cortez bridge. $200 mo. 751-6263.
WAITRESS WANTED full/part time. Call Tip of the
Island at 778-3909.
"The best news on
Anna Maria Island."
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HOLMES BEACH LAKEFRONT Well-main-
tained 3BR/2BA residence on spring-fed
lake with fantastic views. Large lot zoned R-
2. Short walk to prime beach. $195,000. Call
David Moynihan 778-2246, eves. 778-7976.
MLS # 25325.
ANNA MARIA CITY Quality built 3BR/2BA
residence in city of Anna Maria with
greatroom design, vaulted ceilings, skylights
and waking distance to beach. Offered at
$229,500. Call David Moynihan 778-2246,
eves. 778-7976. MLS#23849.
BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent residence
with spectacular views. This quality crafted home
features 3BR/2.5BA with greatroom, eat-in kitchen,
separate formal dining and living areas and out-
standing master bedroom and bath overlooking
bay. Heated pool and deep-water dockage. Of-
fered at $695,000. Call David Moynihan 778-2246,
eves. 778-7976. MLS#25059.
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ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO Excellent Island
complex with two pools, tennis, covered parking
and short walk to prime beach. Spacious 2BR/
2BA open-floor plan, large screened porch and
extra storage. $116,500. David Moynihan 778-
2246, eves. 778-7976. MLS#25094.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Unusual 2BR/2BA manu- IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO Just listed ground-
factured home on extra-large corner lot. Two floor 2BR/2BA. Clean, bright and inviting condo
boat slips, three-car carport and extra parking, with heated pool and low maintenance fees. Of-
Fantastic views of bay. $169,900. Call Bill Bow- fered at $77,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246,
man 778-2246. ves. 794-8482. MLS 24962. eves. 778-1751. MLS#23482.
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.,
POSITION WANTED I am seeking a position as resi-
dent manager of vacation/rental complex on Island.
Experienced, references. Frank, (813) 541-5161.
FULL/PART TIME COOKS, bartenders, servers.
Breakfast weekends, lunch and dinner daily. Bucca-
neer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
SERVERS/BUSSERS/HOSTESS Apply to Long-
boat Tavern, 383-3898.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, plugs, 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.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs
and remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Give your
child the academic start he/she deserves. Places
available ages 2 through 5. Come by and see us.
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Phone 778-2967.
STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call Rob-
ert for appointment 749-7944.
DIRECT GULFVIEW from this 2BR/
2BA, nicely furnished and updated
unit. Pool, spa, tennis courts and boat
docks. Great rental history too!
$179,000. Call Lynn Hostetler.
* 3BR/3BA Canal home................ $345,000
* 3BR/2BA Family home.............. $169,900
* 3BR/2BA Elevated home ..........$169,900
ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME
This lovely 3BR/3BA home with boat house, boat lift
and dock is turnkey furnished! There is a large
screened lanai area for entertaining with a 16x30
heated pool. Features include a den, family room and
updated tile kitchen plus an oversized two-car ga-
rage with a workshop. And it's just a block from the
beach! $345,000. Reduced.
6_ COM ERCIA
* Office building Holmes Beach.. $310,000
* Motel 10 units Holmes Beach plus
3BR/2BA owner home .......... $1,000,000
* 3 + acres next to DeSoto Mall ... $750,000
* Fourplex Holmes Beach............. $315,000
* Duplex Holmes Beach................ $175,000
S(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217j
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HOUSE PAINTING by Henry. Interior/exterior. Call
WALLPAPER BY MARCIA Commercial/residential.
Fifteen years experience. Insured, references. Free
estimates. (941) 778-0024, leave message.
GUESTS COMING FOR the holidays? Book holiday
cleaning early! Call Rick, Dolphin Cleaning & Main-
tenance 778-2864. Licensed, bonded, insured. "Let
us do your dirty work".
'THE PERFECTIONIST" Cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
HANDYMAN SERVICES Don't get your hands dirty.
$10 hour. Call (Mel) 778-7084.
"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.
KIM'S CARPET INSTALLATION repair services on
carpet, vinyl, all tile. 15-years experience, fee esti-
mate. No job too small. Call Kim, 778-9167.
HANDYMAN SERVICES Insure, clean cut, degree,
Midwestern work ethic. Repair home/business appli-
ances, equipment. $15 service, $15 hr. Senior dis-
ACME SHOPPING SERVICE We purchase any-
thing, groceries, clothing, household, Christmas
shopping, etc. Call 779-1043.
Died Saturday November 15, 1997
Black Dawg Girl "Blackie"
Formerly of North Harbor Drive.
Sole Survivor of Anna
Maria Island school
yard Canine Choir.
Will be missed by all,
both bitten & unbitten.
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
ATTENTION PATRONS OF
THE OLD "FAST EDDIE'S"
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If you were a Charter Member of the
Month, call or stop by our office.
On a recent demolition sale, Island Real
Estate purchased all of the old original
drawings of the Charter Members to pre-
serve a part of our Island History.
We have them in our office, so please
feel free to call or stop in to pick yours up!
Visit us at our web site: htip: ,www.islandreal.com
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LIGHT HOUSE CLEANING daytime. Prefer Island
area. Call Kaye 778-7122. Available Dec. 1.
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure and
water your garden with gentle perfection. Call Bar-
bara at 778-6110.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up. Shell
and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
LAWN CUTTING tree trimming. Affordable, reliable,
insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
LAWN CARE Mowing and trimming, flowers, weed-
ing, cleanup. Personal Touch Lawn Care 778-6172.
Reliable, experienced, reasonable. Free estimates.
NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob
Bishop, our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free
pest control consultation.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET and upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-one year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience self-employed in the construction trade. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
NEED A HAND? Reliable retiree can help you around
the house with most types of maintenance and repair.
Small jobs welcome. References available. Call
Michael at 778-7769.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
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.
AVAILABLE NOV., DEC., JAN. 1BR/1BA turnkey-fur-
nished apartment, one block to beaches and shopping.
$300 wk. includes telephone and cable TV. 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview, nice, quiet,
first-floor 2BR fully furnished. Walk to beach, restau-
rants, etc. Available now, wk/mo. Also 1997-98 sea-
son. No pets/smoking. 778-7107.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise home. Canal, pool,
beach. Available last 2 weeks of Jan.; months of Mar.,
Apr., May. $3,600 mo. (800) 223-4472.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT North Shore Dr. Spa-
cious 3BR/2BA house with large, nicely furnished
rooms. Cable TV, washer/dryer, large screened
porch. Great neighborhood and beach. Available
Dec. through Mar. $2,800 mo. Phone (941)
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish key. Garage accommo-
dates six cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. $419,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607
LOCATED TWO MILES FROM BEACHES. Lovely canalfront
2BR/2B condominium. Turnkey furnished. Boat slip included.
Great for boaters. $110,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. C25092
ENGLISH/GEORGIAN ESTATE. Over
3,700 sq. ft. of grandeur on 3+ acres on
Palma Sola Bay. European elegance
throughout. Library, den, studio and el-
evator. $999,000. Sara LaPlante, 748-
SARASOTA BAY RESIDENCE. 5,992
+/- sq. ft. 4 or 5BR/3-1/2B on over 3/4
acre. Two master bedrooms, art studio,
center-island kitchen, granite counter
tops, marble floors. Boat dock. $895,000.
Don Lewis, 746-3200. R18884
MAGNIFICENT TWO-STORY GEOR-
GIAN or river home. Open pool and
breezy porches. Elegantly appointed,
masonary fireplace, crown moldings,
French doors, 5BR/4B. $1,195,000.
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R21398
SAILBOAT WATER. Custom-built 4-5BR/4B Island bayfront
estate. Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet
kitchen, two fireplaces and spacious master suite. Pool,
Jacuzzi, dock, davits and tennis court. $895,000. Hal Gillihan
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULFFRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment
property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
WATERFRONT LOT on Palma Sola
Bay. Large lot with Riparian rights.
Watch sunsets with full-water view.
Fabulous location. $200,000. Kathleen
Slayter, 792-8826 or Janet Bellingar,
Available properties by the week
or by the month from Anna Maria
Island to Venice. Call one of our
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIME BUYER.
Updated 3BR/2B with guest house. Tile
throughout, security system, fireplace,
new kitchen cabinets. Privacy fence
and nicely landscaped. $64,500. Van
Bourgois, 761-0273. R23396
BEHIND PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B
home. Can become your dream home
or develop, zoned Al. $298,000. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. R,L68499.
MANATEE RIVER. Two homesites plus
five apartments. Great opportunity.
Possible to purchase lot with two
homes and one apartment or two-story
home with four efficiencies. $320,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. CM23078
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ON BEACH 2BR/1 BA duplex, sleeps 6, fully furnished,
2 cable TV's, VCR/video library, washer/dryer, micro-
wave, screened lanai, sundeck. $750 wk. 779-9021.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Cozy 2BR/2BA steps to
beach and shopping. Great for single or couple. $650
mo. plus utilities. 795-7805.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR excel-
lent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322. Fall rates.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation rentals. Lovely
furnished interiors, cable, microwave, sundeck, laun-
dry facilities. All the comforts. No pets. 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH Pirate's Den. 1BR/1BA apartment
available now and for 1997-98 season. Immaculate,
turnkey furnished, stone's throw to beach. 778-4368.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA duplex, one half
block from beach. $1,350 mo., minimum 4 month
rental. 205 71st Street, Holmes Beach. Call (813)
681-9656, leave message, will call right back.
2BR/1BA/TWO LARGE walk ins, washer/dryer, stor-
age, large fenced yard. Water included. $700 mo.,
first, last, security. 404 71st St. 779-2068.
SEASONAL LONGBOAT HARBOUR beautifully
decorated, fully renovated 2BR/2BA bayfront condo.
Spectacular view from second-floor end unit, turnkey
fumished, glass lanai, washer/dryer, 4 pools, boat dock,
private beach. Dec. $1,900 mo./Jan. Apr. $2,800 mo.,
3 month minimum. (407) 246-7700 or (813) 684-4337.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO for rent. Heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis, sauna, beach. 794-8877 or 778-1096.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH home, 2BR/1BA,
200 yards to beach. Available Jan. through Apr.
$2,000 mo. 778-8200.
BEST BEACHFRONT GULFVIEWS, exclusive area,
unique home. 3BR/2BA, beautifully furnished. Special
Thansgiving $1,000 wk., Dec. $3,000. Reg. $1,200
wk., $3,800 mo. Nightly also. 778-0990.
VACATION RENTALS TURNKEY 1 & 2BR apart-
ments $330 and $390 wk. Fall rates $234 and $294
wk. Some winter/spring dates available. (941) 778-
2374, Almost Beach Apartments.
150 YARDS TO BEACH 2BR/1.5BA, A/C, washer/
dryer, dishwasher, new appliances, blue carpet.
Deck, covered parking. $650 mo. Call 778-4523.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR turnkey canalfront home.
Available Dec. May. Call 778-4229.
SEASONAL RENTAL until Feb. 15. 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, short walk to beach. $550 wk., $1,350 mo.
(941) 778-7045, leave message. Email
1 BR/1 BA AND 2BR/1 BA condo. Steps to beach. Call
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA cen-
tral heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets
OK. Security, references required. Available Dec.
1. $795 mo. 778-7431.
JANUARY 1998 North Beach Village 3BR/2BA fur-
nished. $2,400. Excalibur Realty 792-5566.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, wood floors. 203 2nd
Street N. $500 mo., $200 deposit. (813) 258-2411.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Large 1BR/1BA apartments,
$575 $650. Call for details. 778-5143.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA carport, close to Gulf. $800 mo.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex. New
interior and carpet, dishwasher, appliances, central
AC, fans, blinds. References and credit check. $650
mo. plus utilities. 779-1019, leave message.
AVAILABLE NOW Annual 2BR/1BA steps to the
beach. $600 mo., $400 deposit. Call 778-3137.
ANNUAL 1BR FURNISHED duplex at 5625 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. $650 mo. plus $250 security includes
water and garbage fees. 778-5114.
HOLMES BEACH Unique 1BR/1BA apartment near
beach. No steps, washer/dryer, cable, patio, phone.
Available Dec. 15 through Apr. 1, 1998. $1,000 mo.
including utilities. 778-6158.
ANNUAL 3BR HOUSE deep-water canal with pool.
Available Dec. 1. $1,200 mo. 778-7949.
SEASONAL 1BR apartment available Jan., Feb.,
Mar. $1,200 mo. 778-7949.
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beautiful, spacious kitchen and baths. Minutes from
Bradenton Beach, 40' deep-water dock, 2 pools, ten-
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washer/dryer, microwave. Dec. through Apr. (941)
SEASONAL RENTAL Lovely 1/2 half of duplex. 2BR/
2BA on Anna Maria Island. Close to bay, beach,
shops, restaurants. 778-0644.
SEASONAL 3BR/2BA available Dec., Jan., Feb., Mar:
Canal home, small pet OK. $2,100 mo. 778-7949.
FALL SEASON SPECIAL $140 wk. for one/$175 wk.
for 2 persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger groups
available. Discount available for shorter stays. Haley's
Motel 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
COTTAGE IN THE WOODS Custom-built country-
style gem nestled in its very own, very private forest.
Instant stress relief! You have to experience the
peace and tranquility of this very charming and unique
property. The best part is it's only 20 minutes from the
beach. This is a very special property perfect for
single or couple or would make a great second
home or vacation rental. Must sell now! Sacrifice
$105,000. Owner (941) 795-7805.
OWN YOUR OWN Island waterfront business! $78,500.
Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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TAKE A BREAK! Updated ground-level 3BR/2BA pool
home. Great holiday gift. Quiet Holmes Beach family
area. No Realtors. $174,900. 778-0463.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND North end 4-plex. Panoramic
Gulf/bay view. Completely remodeled, new furniture,
appliances, pool. $650,000.4.2% financing, 10% down.
BEAUTIFUL AND FABULOUS VIEWS from mini estate
directly on the bay. $585,000. Call Richard Freeman at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
NEWER CUSTOM-DESIGNED home in Anna Maria.
2BR/2BA with room for boat or RV storage. $219,500.
Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
STEPS TO BEACH Newer"A" Frame home in Anna
Maria with 3BR/2BA. $187,500. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ISLAND MOTEL with Gulfviews. Recently totally remod-
eled inside and out! $1,150,000. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DIRECT GULFFRONT home. 2BR/2BA with excellent
rental history. $527,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO SHORES model home and lots for sale. Great
community ideally located between town and the is-
lands. Model $269,500, lots from $99,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
3BR/2BA WITH LOFT and super custom-designed up-
dated interior. A must see! $259,500. Call Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE 2BR/2BA family
home close to canal. $157,500. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA home steps to beach or bay!
$217,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate,
LARGE 145X52 BUILDABLE lot in Anna Maria.
$82,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate,
LOOKING TO BUY HOME Are you thinking of selling
soon? Michigan couple desires Island home. Can view
your home in person at end of November. Please call
with specifics at (517) 347-7811 now.
OPEN HOUSE 1-4 DAILY Waterfront showplace 2-
years new. Spacious 4BR/4BA, cathedral ceilings, spa,
boat dock, many extras. Appraised at $525,000. Offered
belowvappraisal. Ted E. Davis, licensed real estate bro-
ker/owner. 130-Hammock Rd., Anna Maria FL. 778-
KEY ROYALE 608 Hampshire. Golf course and grand
canal. 2-3BR, large screen lanai, new carpet, appli-
ances, room for a pool. $269,000. 778-3367.
BAYVIEW TERRACE CONDO Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1BA, lower floor. $78,000 cash. Vacant, ready Dec. 1.
ELEVATED HOME 2BR/2BA with covered deck and
enclosed garage. Built in 1993. Located in quiet neigh-
borhood on dead-end street. By owner $169,900. 778-
8205/2112 Avenue B.
BY OWNER Large Island triplex turnkey furn. 2BR/1 BA,
2BR/1BA and efficiency. Large corner lot, blocks to
beach. Asking $235,000. 778-5057 for appointment.
UPSCALE WATERFRONT 5BR/3BA townhouse in
Holmes Beach. Docking facility, garage, heated pool,
tennis. Exceptional dollar value for space, location.
CORTEZ VILLAGE Seafood Shack canal. Unique cor-
ner waterfront lot. Build vacation home/duplex. Quiet.
nafl...... Ai- (L-1r$.An flft) 0 1\ -7-1 noon 1 N
LUXURY 2BR/2BA Riverfront Park condo. Clubhouse,
pool, all amenities. Indoor garage. Tremendous savings,
excellent investment. Our loss is your gain. Must relo-
cate. Priced for quick sale. $85,000 fir. (941) 746-4483.
NORTH CAROLINA 64-acre farm, brick house, pond,
barn, large shop, shed, creek. Burke County area.
Priced to sell. (704) 438-0109.
ANNA MARIA corner building lot approximately 50x100.
If you like great views of Tampa Bay and St. Pete and
serene beach and fishing activity, this lot is for you.
Reduced. $99,500. (941) 778-5842, ask for Walt.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 4BR/4BA home in Anna Maria.
Approximately 2,400 sq. ft. Very large back yard. Must
see. $299,900. Call 778-0352.
MOBILE HOME Cortez Mobile Home Park. Heat pump,
roof over, fully furnished, washer/dryer, ceiling fans.
Must see to appreciate. Call 739-6193.
LARGE OLDER HOME 2BR/2BA near school, shop-
ping, beach. Needs upgrades. Asking $135,000. Call
Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244, eves.
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO 2BR/1BA, pool, fishing pier,
beach access, low maintenance fees. Asking $77,500. Best
buy on the Island. Call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay
Realty 778-7244, eves. 778-0355.
FOUNTAINHEAD CONDOS Two 2BR/2.5BA units
close to beach and shopping. Pool and gazebo. Asking
$129,900 each. Call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay
Realty 778-7244, eves. 778-0355.
PRIME BUILDING LOT on Coconut Bayou, Anna Maria,
with boat dock. Asking $129,000. Call Rich Bohnen-
berger at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244, eves. 778-0355.
RESIDENTIAL LOT 83rd Street NW. One lot from
Palma Sola Bay. Asking $89,500. Call Rich Bohnen-
berger at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244, eves. 778-0355.
624 FOXWORTH Key Royale.-Large 3BR/2.5BA split-
design with southem exposure, living room, dining room,
eat-in kitchen. New air conditioning, tile floors, Jacuzzi
tub, laundry room, seawall and boat dock. 2,640 sq. ft.
under roof. One of Key Royale's finest streets. As is.
$329,500. Call 778-7837.
THEY LEFT THE ROMANCE in when they upgraded this
charming home with its own separate guest house. Just
steps from the bay and a very short walk to the beach.
$174,900. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 758-7777.
HOLMES BEACH DOLLHOUSE 2BR, mint condition,
vaulted ceilings, new kitchen, fenced yard. Last house
on dead-end street, near downtown. Only $139,900.
Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980.
SPECTACULAR 2BR/2BA waterfront condo with beau-
tiful, spacious kitchen and baths. Minutes from
Bradenton Beach. 40' deep-water dock. Must see. Al-
most new. $169,900. 751-6263.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA in Anna Maria City. Ground-
level home is newly renovated. Broker/owner 748-6550.
KEY ROYALE'S FINEST 631 Foxworth. 250' seawall,
deep-water, 3BR/3.5BA, extra-large lot. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FABULOUS NORTH END Adorable 4BR/2BA cottage.
$279,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate,
ONLY $208,000 BUYS this 3BR/2BA with newer carpet
in Anna Maria. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on the only lot left on
fabulous street in Anna Maria. $175,000. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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26 Experienced one
29 She follows an
30 Math branch:
31 They may bejust
33 More apt to bore
35 Early alias of
42 Evian, notably
43 Best Director of
50 Direction at sea
51 Bra specification
54 "-- Davis
Eyes" (1981 #1
55 News broadcast
57 Maynard G. of
59 Peeper pleaser
63 "Dallas" Miss
65 Counting aid
68 Strip's creator,
72 Door sign
74 Having a gap
76 Depth: Prefix
82 Loud, resonant
84 Great Western
85 "The Prince and
the Pauper" star,
89 Pound sound
92 Western wolf
93 Grease pencil,
94 Skaters do them
97 Stove or washer:
102 Strip's cry of
106 Monorail vehicle
110 Mariner's dir.
111 Checkup sounds
114 "... two mints
115 Adam of
117 Short shots
119 Predecessor of
121 Clark's big role
122 French town
123 First name in
124 The Lion of
127 Young newts
128 Capitol Hill
1 Brought on
3 Alan and Cheryl
5 Slip up
6 Strip's smallest
7 Baby caretaker
8 Popular proverb
from the strip
9 Greek nickname
11 With 80-Down,
Frieda's do in
13 Treat on a
14 Sicilia or Capri
16 Sushi offering
17 E.R. figures
20 Wear black,
35 Start with Cone
37 When to sing
41 Petit chanteur
43 Brings in
44 Restrained, after
48 Seine sight
49 Govt. antidis-
54 1992 Earth
56 Jelly ingredient
60 R.B.I. producers,
62 Whale of a
64 Book before Job:
66 Sister of Helios
69 Pub fixture
71 Kind of card
73 They're not cool
75 River known for
78 Japanese hand
80 See 11-Down
81 Indy quest
85 Dog hounder
88 Type of tide
93 Abbr. on a ticket
99 Perfume, as at
100 But, to Brutus
105 "The best -- to
107 Rum mixers
111 Pierce player on
115 Humerus site
116 Density symbol
118 DHL alternative
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A VERY SPECIAL SECTION NOVEMBER 26, 1997
A VERY SPECIAL SECTION NOVEMBER 26, 1997
Please make a wish
t's the holiday time of year time
to take an extra moment to give
someone a smile or send a greet-
ing ... pause to give a quiet hug or
a word of praise. The holidays are
a very special time of year for
friends, family and Islanders.
In our fifth annual Islander Wish Book,
we've taken a moment to present stories and
pictures about organizations in our commu-
nity that deserve attention.
They are the community service organiza-
tions dedicated to providing assistance to
families and individuals, teaching and
mentoring our children, helping the elderly
and less fortunate, making Anna Maria Island
a better place to live for everyone.
These organizations offer an opportunity
for you to share in the holiday spirit. We've
included a list of needs wishes from
each one. Your donation, however small or
grand, will be deeply appreciated.
Please take a moment to select a gift from
this wish book to add to your shopping list.
This is The Islander Bystander's way of
saying thanks for the support we've received
for the past five years and a chance for all of us
to give something back to our community. A
small contribution can make a big difference.
We offer a special thanks to the sponsor
advertisers for making this project possible.
We hope you receive something from the
Islander Wish Book ... the joy ofgiving.
Happy Holidays! Best wishes for 1998!
The Wish Book is made possible due to the extra effort of Islander Bystander staff
members Jan Barnes, Pat Copeland, Joy Courtney, Janice Dingman, Kim Durocher,
Jim Hanson, Laura Ritter, Paul Roat, Elaine Stroili and Michelle Ruiz del Vizo.
Publisher Bonner Presswooa
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Anna Maria Island Community Center
Anna Maria Elementary School is
the educational home to 399
students in grades kindergarten
through fifth grade serving families
from north Longboat Key to Anna
Our "school by the bay" is a scholas-
tic dream come true for parents, chil-
dren and educators alike. It's an el-
ementary school with high educational
standards and can boast teachers and
staff who are able to find the time to
also develop sound social skills and the
desire to learn in our children.
The key that clicks the lock toward
true success though is adult involve-
ment. At any given hour you will find
parents and volunteers from the com-
munity on campus and "involved" in
the learning process. Most importantly,
by sharing their precious time, they
show our children that each child and
each child's education is truly impor-
tant, important enough for them to be
Also rewarding, Islanders who are
unable to work on campus and want to
let the children know they care, can do
so by providing the needed "extras" to
make something good even better.
Anna Maria Elementary's wish list
Two sets of "Ray's Reader" from A
to Z for kindergarten $260 each.
e LEGO sets.
e A chart easel.
Set of primary dictionaries.
Twelve-inch geopolitical globe.
30 watercolor sets.
Three backboards and rims for the
"Cool Cat" program for guidance
Scholastic "Children's Dictionary"
- five would be nice, 30 would be great
- at $12.71 each.
Puzzles, dinosaurs and careers are
a favorite, and games appropriate for
children in kindergarten to fifth grade.
Contact: Anna Maria Elementary
School office, 778-1125.
Oki am lMikP
The Anna Maria Island Community
Center Inc., wishes everyone great joy
this wonderful season and a New Year
filled with love, peace and hope.
The Center thanks you for your generosity
this past year. Because of your support, the
Center was able to provide more than 1.5
million hours of programs and services for
more than 1,200 youth, including 120 youth
scholarships, and for more than 2,300 adults
To meet the needs of our community, the
Center offers: cultural, educational, family
support, personal development, recreational
and social activities which promote self-
esteem and develop leadership skills. Our
programs also teach the values of respect and
To do this the Center must have and main-
tain a dedicated staff and board of directors
who are committed to making this world a
better place for future generations.
The Islander Wish List from the Anna Maria
Island Community Center is:
Individual donations made by Dec. 31,
1997, to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Endowment Trust which will be
matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000 by
Holmes Beach resident Charles Lester.
A refrigerator with an ice-maker.
A greens mower.
Clip-art and/or high-tech publishing
programs for the Center's computers.
A utility shed.
Volunteer tutors for the Center's after-
Volunteer coaches for youth sports
Contact Pierrette Kelly, executive director,
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Snooks Adams Kids Day, sponsored by the Privateers, is host to Iiundreds of Island children. Pictured is past
Privateers President John Swager, founder Adams and Rick Maddox, new Privateers president. Adams holds
a jar of change contributed to the group for the event. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Anna Maria Island Privateers
T he Anna Maria Island Privateers was
established as a nonprofit organization in
S1971 by group of men interested in being a
support group for Island youth programs. Its
goals are to promote activities for the betterment
of youth and to render altruistic services to the
Funds raised through the Privateers' July
Fourth picnic, Oktoberfest and Thieves' Markets
help support youth programs at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, the Rubonia Youth
Center, the Privateers' scholarship programs
and various other community needs.
The Islander Wish List for the Privateers is:
A golf cart.
A site to house the boat float.
Donations for Island youth programs and
Participation in the annual parades and
Contact: President Rick Maddox, 794-2599.
Annie Silver Community Center
T he Annie Silver Community Center, on the
corner of 23rd Street and Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach, is a nonprofit organiza-
tion founded by Annie Silver in the 1950s. Mem-
bers promote friendship and entertainment for
neighbors and friends in the city and on the
During the winter season the center's
activities include monthly potluck dinners
with music and singalongs, weekly bingo
games, Saturday morning shuffleboard and
Jim Mixon Insurance, Inc.
5412 Marina Dr Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach 778-2253 't
We send HolidEay Greetings
with Every Good Wish
1for- the New Yeary.
IOf y1w aN r iT.
an annual yard sale.
All work in and around the center is done by
volunteers. Membership consists of residents and
out-of-state winter visitors ranging in age from the
"over-90" group to "youngsters" in their 50s.
The Islander Wish List for the Annie Silver
Community Center is:
Door prize donations from area businesses
for potluck dinners and bingo. (The promise of
recognition of the business in return.)
Contact: Gloria DeVane, 778-4400.
New Home Construction Remodeling
778-7127 Holmes Beach
i Property Management
Broker: Nancy Stork
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson
and Rental Agent Stephanie Bell
9701 Gull Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
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Fifth AvwuAc da IsI der WishBoo 1997
The Episcopal Church Women of the
Church of the Annunciation in Holmes
Beach contributes to various organiza-
tions and projects locally, nationally and inter-
nationally with money they earn at annual
events, the Holly Berry Bazaar and White
Annual contributions are made to All
Island Denominations, Manatee Community
College Chaplaincy Fund, Church Women
United, Meals on Wheels, The Rev. Benton
Wood Scholarship Fund at St. Stephens Epis-
copal School, Hospice and Bishop Gray Inn.
In addition to contributing to church related
societies, the ECW participates in the Angel
Tree Ministry which provides Christmas gifts
to children of prisoners.
ECW is open to all women of the church.
Luncheon meetings are held the first Thursday
of the month from October to May. There is an
annual ecumenical luncheon with the women of
St. Bernard Guild in May.
The ECW Islander Wish is:
Contributions to the Manatee Community
College Chaplaincy Fund. Donations may be
sent to: ECW, P. 0. Box 978, Anna Maria, FL
Contact: ECW President Peggy Potter, 778-1738.
Mainland-based but serving the Island and
managed by an Islander, the Women's Resource
Center of Manatee County is devoted to "helping
women and their families that are less fortunate."
It is a not-for-profit organization dependent
on dues and donations of people of the commu-
nity, said Mona R. Upp, administrator, a resi-
dent of Bradenton Beach. On the center's Is-
lander Wish List:
Locking file cabinets.
Canned and dried foods, pots and pans.
Children's clean clothing, maternity
clothes and diapers.
Tree trimming and maintenance.
Contact: Mona R. Upp, 727-0131, 1407 55th
Ave. W, Bradenton, FL 34207.
SThe AIDS Council of Manatee Inc. serves
people with HIV disease and AIDS who reside
in the Manatee County area.
The council assist with health care for AIDS
patients and promotes a quality lifestyle. Addi-
tionally, the council sponsors prevention and
education on HIV and AIDS in the community.
The council operates a pantry to provide
non-perishable foods and toiletries and a client
The council's address is P. O. Box 1014,
Bradenton, FL 34206.
The Islander Wish List of the AIDS Council
of Manatee is:
Office space. The group must find a new
home by the first of the year.
Complete computer setup.
General office supplies, books, tapes and
puzzles for the lending library.
Food, toiletries and clothing.
Volunteers for events and fundraising.
Contact: Kathryn McKell, 750-9450.
i Please join us for a
SHOUE OPEN HOUSE
Wea f# DEC. 7 2 TO 5 PM
5626 Guff Drive, Holmes BeacI, 778-5444
Shop for Holibay Gifts in our Craft Area.
Remember, Gift Certificates for Ho0ijay Giving
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Pictured at the annual Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation Holly Berry Bazaar last
Saturday are, from left, Frankie Funk, Manr Grace Black, BettyLee Marquis, Louise Pahner and Jean Tourt.
Islander Photo: Kim Durocher
St. Bernard's Women's Guild
he St. Bernard's Women's Guild is a
Catholic women's organization that
adheres to the Catholic principles. The
group meets the second Thursday of the month
in Welsmiller Hall at 12:30 p.m. for a light
lunch, followed by a business meetings and
program. New members are welcome.
The Guild raises funds with its annual
Poinsettia Bazaar and dinners. Funds are
donated to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, Hospice of Southwest Florida,
Habitat for Humanity, SOLVE, Mother
Theresa and former pastor Father
Welsmiller's orphanage in Mexico.
Roser Men's Club
oser Men's Club is a social-service
group that holds two fundraising
pancake brunches per season.
Proceeds are used to support a variety of
activities and organizations including
summer camp scholarships, church
needs and community organizations
such as the Pelican Man, Southeast Guide
Dogs, Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Loving
Hands Ministries, Jim Russo Prison
Ministries and All Island Youth.
Roser Men's Club meets on the
third Tuesday of the month from
October to April. Luncheon is served
and guest speakers talk on a variety of
subjects. All men of the community and
guests are invited.
The Islander Wish List of the Roser
Men's Club is:
Good attendance at the pancake
*New members and good atten-
dance at monthly luncheons.
Contact: Presidenl Jolih Williamsoi,,
The Island Wish List of the St. Bernard
Women's Guild is:
That the Giving Tree for the children of
migrant workers be filled with many special
Christmas blessings for the givers and receivers.
For a successful Poinsettia Bazaar on
Dec. 6 and 7. Proceeds will be used to help
young women at the SOLVE House, who have
chosen to raise their babies rather than abort
The true message of Christmas, Peace on
earth, good will toward men, may be truly
present in our hearts, families and parish.
Contact: President Cele Van Winkle, 778-0166.
Island Baptist Youth
The Island Baptist Youth Group works to
reach out to the community by directing
young people's talents and energy to-
ward making the Island a better place.
The group meets every Wednesday at 6:31
p.m. at Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria
City to play games, enhance fellowship and
work on service projects. All youth on the
Island and beyond are invited to participate.
Parents and adults are invited to join the group
to offer guidance and prayer at 6:30 p.m.
One service project the group would like to
restart is to perform puppet shows on the beach
every Monday night during the summer. The
program was discontinued due to lack of supplies.
The wish list for the Island Baptist Youth
Buttons, felt, cotton, giggle eyes and other
Buckets, old towels, sponges and bottles of
soap for fundraising car washes.
Ping pong balls, transparency sheets for
overhead projectors, scripts or drama pieces
appropriate for youth and Christian produc-
tions, and board games for middle and high
An artificial Christmas tree and decorations.
Paint to repaint rooms in church.
Contact: Island Baptist Church at 778-0719.
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Anna Maria Island
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch is a
not-for-profit organization whose goal is
to protect and preserve sea turtles which
nest on Anna Maria Island.
The group is in service during the May-to-
October nesting season. Volunteers walk the
beaches in the morning to locate turtle nests,
then are present during the hatching period to
ensure that the tiny turtles don't stray into
traffic or become endangered by man-made
obstacles on their way to the Gulf.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch is:
People willing to volunteer their time to
walk the beaches to identify and mark turtle
Cellular phones (and money to pay
Hardware cloth to build turtle nest covers.
Wire for turtle cages to protect them from
36-inch wooden stakes to mark turtle nests.
Yellow paint to mark stakes.
Financial backing for two representatives
to attend an international sea turtle symposium.
Computer and printer used is fine.
Assistance in printing informational
Contact: Suzi Fox, 778-5638.
Save the Manatee Club Inc. is a non-profit
organization founded in 1981. Its Adopt-
A-Manatee program is the primary fund-
ing source for the club with proceeds dedicated
to manatee awareness projects, education
programs, research and rehabilitation efforts, as
well as lobbying for the protection of the mana-
tee and its habitat.
To help the Save the Manatee Club continue
its work to protect the manatee and their habi-
tat, the club's Islander Wish List includes:
"Adopt-A-Manatee" for a $20 member-
ship fee, which includes an adoption certificate
for an endangered manatee, its photo and
biography, and a membership handbook with
educational information about manatees.
Contact: Save the Manatee Club, Inc., 500 N.
Maitland Ave., Mailland, FL 32751, 1-800-432-
Anna Maria Fire, R4
The Anna Maria Fire and Rescue Vol
unteers are a group of volunteers who
use their skills to aid the community
and make it a safer place to live. Volunteers
run fire and rescue calls, teach cardiopulmo-
nary resuscitation classes and organize
Funds are raised through the group's
annual Haunted House and other events.
Bud Edgren puts finishing touches on a marked sea turtle nest on the Island. Islander Photo: Edna Tieniann
Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center
Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation
Center Inc. began in 1984 to help an
injured duck. Today, the Bradenton
Beach-based organization has an annual expen-
diture of more than $15,000 with 100 percent of
contributions going to feed, house and provide
medical care for injured animals. The nonprofit
volunteer organization also makes educational
presentations at schools and for other groups
Rescue and rehabilitation over the years has
included species such as white-tail deer, otters,
T he Racing Poo, Rescue Project is a not-for-
profit organization whose sole function is
to rescue racing dogs from being "put
down" because they are no longer of use to
their owners, and place them with caring
Most racing greyhounds are killed because
they are not making enough money for their
owners to pay their way.
Greyhounds make great pets, and contrary
to common belief, they are not sickly or high
tempered. Greyhounds are just big pussycats
wood storks, sandhill cranes, Everglades kite,
bobcats and pelicans. The organizations has also
helped a variety of owls, hawks, kestrels and
caracaras as well as squirrels, raccoons, ducks,
gulls, loons and cormorants.
The Islander Wish List for Wildlife Inc.
Contact: Michael Conley or Gail Straight,
make great family pets
that do not require a great deal of space to exist.
The Islander Wish List for the Racing Dog
Rescue Project is:
Blankets, leashes, collars, etc.
Foster homes until adopted.
Donations to help defray the costs of
kennels, food, medical, drug and necessary
Loving and caring families to adopt a
Greyhound (or two or three.)
Contact: MAichael Advocate, 77S-0608, or Wcniy
Anna Maria Fire District Cadet Program
T he Anna Maria Fire District Cadet Pro volunteers. They must also attend two monthly
gram offers educational and training drills or training sessions.
opportunities for youth aged 13 to 17. The cadet program is a non-profit organiza-
Once training is complete, cadets are certified to lion that raises all of its money thorough
go on fire calls with full-time firefighters and fundraisers. Cadets offer aid with community
related events and the fire district volunteers'
nteannual Haunted -louse.
scue VolunteersApplications for the cadet program are
Accepted at the fire district's administrative
sFunds are used to purchase equipment and office, 6001 Marina Dri ve, Holmes Beach.
supplies needed to supplement the fire district. The Isla idr Wish List for the Anna Maria
The Islander Wish List of the Anna Maria Fire District Cadets is:
Fire District Cadets is:
Fire and Rescue Volunteers is: A van.
A new computer for Station 3 in Scholaships for training as firefighters
Bradenton Scholarships for training asfifghr
Bradenton Beach. and emergency medical technicians.
Two sets of adult sized bunk beds.
STwo sets of adu szed bunk beds. Donations for educational trips and
Contact: President Chris Melser at the Anna t programs.
Maria Fire District Office, 778-6621. a ctiity : Firegr s r s. ae aRss, 778-61.
Contact: Fire IHsp(ctorla je cRo~ss, 778-6621.
; From our family
h s to yours... Have a y -
i1 happy and safe holiday!
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WhJcn it comes to service,
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5327 Gulf Drive
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Tingley Memorial 1
Library open to all
T he Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
Beach is privately funded and membership I
is open to anyone. :"
Tingley Library has a strong following of
patrons from all three Island cities, the north-end ,j I.
of Longboat Key and from the mainland who f ,.i
enjoy reading the library's collection of fiction,
including best sellers. Opening in February 1994,
the number of Tingley's cardholders continues to
grow from 1,200 in 1996 to 1,850 today.
Tingley also offers three Macintosh comput-
ers for public use for word processing and for T
use of a growing collection of CD-ROM pro-
grams for adults and children. Internet access is '
not available. The library's equipment also
includes a television and VCR for showing
educational programs and for use in the confer-
The Tingley Memorial Library's Islander Wish J'
New magazine subscriptions. !
Recent, good-condition used books and
Wire shelving for book storage.
Display rack for brochures. Tiiglcy Library's book sales bring book lovers
Donations for library improvements. together to bron'se thlroug the iOllln'es or Sile.
Contact: Carol Sandidge, library clerk, 779-120S. Islnider Photo: Paul Roat
Pelican Man has Island injured bird station
Dale Shields, "Pelican Man," has devoted
himself to the rescue and rehabilitation
of pelicans and other wild birds. He is
the founder, president and chief volunteer of
the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota.
Each year more than 5,000 birds and other
wildlife are rescued and more than.60 percent of
these are rehabilitated and returned to the wild by
more than 300 dedicated Pelican Man volunteers.
Included in the sanctuary's rescue program
is a sub-station, or holding area, for injured
birds in Anna Maria City, by the old jail on Pine
Avenue, and manned by Islanders trained by
Islanders who find an injured bird can put it
in one of the cages and call 388-4444 any day
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in
helping, should call Shirley Boyett at 778-0340
or Ginger Perlman, PM volunteer coordinator,
Rescue training and volunteer orientation
The chapel is the oldest religious body on
Longboat Key, founded 41 years ago by a
group of Christians and Jews, said its
current pastor, Rev. Bill Grossman.
The chapel's fondest seasonal wish is for "a
meaningful Christmas for people who don't have
much," he said, and to that end the chapel and its
gift shop are accepting gifts and cash donations.
The chapel's outdoor carol sing will be at the
Friendship Garden's gazebo on the church prop-
erty, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. It is open to
everyone, with cider, cocoa and condiments and a
Christmas tree lighting.
The chapel's Islander wish:
Portable public-address system that can be
set up outdoors and plugged in for the carols.
Contact: Rev. Bill Grossman, 383-6491.
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classes are held the first Saturday of every
month, at 10:30 a.m. at the sanctuary on City
Island. Volunteers are always needed.
The Pelican Man's Islandi'r wish list in-
Dawn dishwashing detergent, towels
(new or used)
Dry cat food Science Diet Feline Main-
Dry dog food -- Science Diet Canine
Maintenance (small bites).
Indoor/outdoor carpeting, heavy duty
garden hoses (gray), rakes, shovels, clippers.
Plastic terrariums, pet carriers, plastic cat
litter trays, heating pads, pet dishes, metal or
plastic teaspoons, aprons, crockery water
dishes and spatulas.
Antibacterial hand soap, garbage bags,
sponges and paper towel and tissues.
Contact: The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuariy,
ll Island Denominations w\as
organized more than 10 years ago
to provide assistance to those on
Anna Maria Island who have suffered a
temporary set back.
Assistance is provided for rent, utilities
and food. All) is composed of the seven
Island churches: the Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation, Island Baptist, Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, Harvey Memorial,
Roser Memorial Community Church and
St. Bernard Catholic Church.
All Island Denominations' wish list is:
To be put out of business.
Volunteers, funds and gifts to provide
a Merry Christmas for the lonely and needy.
Contact: Robert Meyila, 778-6445.
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the Island Library
F-riends of the Island Library is a volunteer
organization formed to lend additional
support to the Island Branch Library
through the purchase of books and equipment
along with various forms of educational pro-
grams for children and adults.
The Friends of the Island Library sponsors
an annual Program Series on the second Tues-
days of every month at 3 p.m. in the Walker-
Swift Meeting Room. A schedule of dates and
programs is available at the library.
The Islander Wish List of the Friends of the
New or used cookbooks for the
fundraising cookbook sale on Jan. 10. Cook-
books may be dropped off at the library from
now until the sale date.
Contact: Mercedes Thornbiurg, 778-2424.
Anna Maria Garden
Club plants beauty
F wounded in October 1951, the Anna Maria
Garden Club's goals are to stimulate
knowledge and love of gardening, aid in the
protection of native trees, plants and birds, and to
encourage civic planting and conservation.
The club holds an annual plant sale to pay
for its projects. One goal this year is to purchase
a 1,000 page botanical reference book including
700 illustrations at a cost of $165. The reference
book will be placed in the Island Branch Library
for the community to use.
The club meets the third Wednesday of the
month, October through April, at 1 p.m., in
Fellowship Hall at Roser Memorial Community
Church and guests and new members are
'1:he Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Garden Club is:
Donations of small plants and cuttings
Simple and fancy small plant containers
Contact: Edyithe Richardson, president, 778-5076.
All Island Youth
since its inception in early 1994, the All
Island Youth Ministry has involved more
than 100 teens from all three Island com-
munities, as well as Longboat Key and the
mainland. The focus of the group is to provide
youth from grades 6 through 12 with safe
All Island Youth is geared to teens in grades
9 through 12. Its counterpart, All Island
Middlers, is for younger students in middle
school grades 6 through S.
Both groups meet every Wednesday evening
at either Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Roser
Memorial Community Church. The programs
provide food, fun, games, discussion and worship.
The Islander Wish List for All Island Youth
and All Island Middlers is:
Sports equipment volleyballl poles,
volleyballs, basketballs, footballs and kick balls.
Six-packs of soda.
Pizza gift certificates.
Volunteers and cooks.
Donations for the summer mission trip.
Contact: Stacey Bellows, Roser Cliuirchi, 778-0414.
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Off Stage Ladies
keep lights bright
at Island Players
-ir he Off Stage Ladies is a support group for
SIsland Players in Anna Maria City.
L The ladies are a talented and gregarious
group who help paint sets, act as costumers,
make-up artists, lighting assistants, stage man-
agers and who do any task to help a director
produce a good play.
Improvement of the theater is a goal of the
Off Stage Ladies who raise money by sponsor-
ing various fundraising events including the
sale of holiday-packaged pecans for $6.50,
available at The Islander Bystander office.
A very important endeavor of Off Stage
Ladies is to prepare and serve dinner for the
cast of a show during "Long Sunday." The
Sunday before a show opens becomes a long
day for the technical crew while getting their
part of the show set.
The Islander Wish List for the Off Stage
White patio furniture for the new porch,
included in the recent renovation of the theatre.
Paper plates, napkins, pre-packaged
utensil sets, and Styrofoam cups.
Local restaurants to help with catering for
New members are welcome.
Contact: Marilyn Moroni, president, 778-
he Anna Maria Art League is dedicated to
making art an active part of the Island
community. The league is an education
and networking resource for artists of all ages
and levels of ability. It allows them to meet
fellow artists, utilize classrooms and take
advantage of gallery exposure to reach a wider
audience whether it is to teach or take
The Islander Wish List of the Anna Maria Art
A personal computer.
A fax machine.
A 100-foot or longer tape measure.
Cans of red or orange spray paint.
Prismacolor Berol pencils for children's
scholarship classes, sets or single pencils (avail-
able at Office Depot).
Meade Academy drawing pads of any size
.-pr children's scholarship classes (available at
Contact: Ginger White, director, 778-2099.
Our tean of professionals is proud to
serve our community needs.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807
The Island Players Theater at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue is Anna
Maria is now into its 49th season. This
charming playhouse seats 137 theater goers at
five shows each year.
The building is a far cry from the small
house that came over by barge from the main-
land over 80 years ago and served as an office
for the developers of Anna Maria. During the
ensuing years it served many groups as a city
hall, community center, women's club, church
and garden club before it became a community
theater with the first production in 1948.
The Players is governed by a participating
board of directors and made up of actors,
directors, set designers, production workers
and costume designers. Shows are directed by
a rotating group of guest directors. The the-
ater is supported by local subscribers and
supporters (such as the Off-stage Ladies),
ticket sales and grants.
The Islander Wish List of the Island
Furniture for the new porch.
A new computer.
Contact: President Gabe Simches, 792-2909.
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The Island Players recent addition is now in need of furniture for the porch. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Island Community Orchestra and Chorus
he Anna Maria Island Community Or
chestra and Chorus is for the advance
ment of musical education, appreciation
and enjoyment of its members and the general
public with the emphasis on music from the
baroque and classical period, but not exclusively.
The orchestra and chorus welcomes singers
and instrumentalists who enjoy making music,
can attend weekly rehearsals from October to
sing in Island
Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers
is a group of men and women who
for the two years have enjoyed
performing in the spirit of friendship and
with a love of music.
They are now rehearsing for their many
holiday performances and preparing for a
Spring Concert to feature excerpts from
"Fiddler On The Roof" and other light classics.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna
Maria Island Repertory Singers is:
Portable, full keyboard to enable the
company to share their special sound of
Contact: Pat Hoefig, 778-4672.
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May and who volunteer their services.
Current participants are from various
musical backgrounds, including professionals,
retired professionals and non-professionals
with good singing or playing experience.
The Island Wish List of the Anna Maria
Island Community Orchestra is:
Music stands of any age.
Contact: Willem Bartelsman, 778-6517.
Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island
he Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
was established in 1989 to bring together
artists and writers on the Island to share
experiences and expertise. In 1990 the group
opened its gallery in Holmes Beach.
The group sponsors art programs, adult
art classes, art education for children,
children's workshops, poetry nights and
chamber music recitals at its gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The group also sponsors the annual Heri-
tage Week Festival, a fall arts and crafts event.
The Islancider Wish List for the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island is:
A spacious building to house the Anna
Maria Island Center for the Arts.
Contact: The Artists Guild Gallery, 778-6694.
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Robyn & Stacy at your
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Cortez center helps
young, old alike
The Cortez Community Center operates an
extensive after-school program for chil
dren of the entire Cortez peninsula.
The program includes tutorial help and
supervision of homework, which youngsters
have to complete before they can take part in
sports, watch movies, play games or enjoy other
activities at the Center.
Founder is Dr. Mary Fulford Green, and one
of her wishes is for someone to replace her as
volunteer director so she can pursue other
But at the top of the center's list is a new
home to replace the one it got for last year's
wish, when the old fire station in Cortez was
turned over to the center. Now it is trying to
buy the old schoolhouse and grounds for its
after-school program, athletic fields, visitors'
center and museum. The price is $425,000 and
the center is seeking grants and donations.
Other items on the center's Islander wish list:
Bookshelves for its lending library.
More games for the TV play station.
Working computers, pinball machine, air
hockey table, pool cues.
Contact: Dr. Mary Fulford Green, 756-3784.
Fishermen of Florida,
Organized Fishermen of Florida was
launched in 1967 by active commercial
fishermen and associate members.
Blue Fulford was president of the statewide
OFF in its early years and then became its
executive director; he is now president of the
Cortez unit. He was an apt choice, as grandson
of "Capt. Billy" William Fulford, who arrived
in Cortez in 1890.
During peak fishing years the Cortez chap-
ter had more than 100 members, but it has
dwindled to a handful as the 1995 ban of gillnet
fishing in near-shore waters destroyed the
commercial fishing industry.
The big Islander Wish List item for OFF:
Assistance completing restoration of the
1940s net camp off the Cortez shoreline and to
build oldtime net spreads there.
Contact: Blue Fulford, 794-2455.
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Cortez Village Hist(
he Cortez Village Historical Society was
organized nearly a dozen years ago to
preserve the village. It is most proud of
its success in getting Cortez designated as a
historical district, which hopefully will keep
condominiums and other undesirable "modern
President is Ralph Fulford, a descendent of
"Capt. Billy" Fulford, one of the founders of the
community. The society is trying to convert the
Florida Institute for
T he Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage is dedicated to "preserving
what is left of Cortez, working with
other organizations to keep young people
out of trouble and trying to maintain some
kind of industry here" to fill the vacuum
caused by the statewide prohibition of
gillnet fishing for three miles offshore.
That is the assessment of FISH presi-
dent Thomas "Blue" Fulford.
The organization is made up of Cortez
residents and others "who have roots and
ties here and have some affection for
Cortez," he said.
The Islander wish for FISH is:
That the Florida Constitution Revi-
sion Commission recommend writing the
net ban out of the constitution.
Contact: Blue Fulford, 794-2455.
Bradenton Beach Business Owners Association
The Bradenton Beach Business Owners
Association was formed two years ago to
bring together businesses owners in the
city. The association works closely with the
"Green Dream Team" to beautify and landscape
One of the association's first efforts is instal-
lation of memorial benches at the street ends of
the bay and Gulf, according to association Chair
Emily Smith. The benches may be used to
commemorate individuals or businesses in the
city. Cost of the benches, which is tax deduct-
ible, is $350. A commemorative plaque, which is
not deductible, is about $25, Smith said.
The group is also soliciting funds for clock
faces for the clock tower at the bay and Bridge
Street. Although the city contributed funds to
pay for the clocks, the community is being
asked to provide donations to reimburse the
city's initial expense.
The association is also working on the annual
Bridge Street Festival, scheduled for Feb. 21-22 on
Bridge Street. The festival is a two-day event with
live music, arts and crafts and food vendors.
The Islander Wish List for the Bradenton
Beach Business Owners Association is:
Volunteers to assist with landscaping.
Donations for commemorative benches.
Donations for reimbursement to the city
for the clocks at the clock tower.
Contact: Lea Ann Bessonette at city hall, 778-1005.
Fish fries in Cortez are a
popular and productive
way for the villagers to
raisefunds for a variety of
programs and services.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
old Bratton's Store to a fishing museum, but
needs a place to which to move the old build-
The Islander Wish List for the society:
Get the state out of the notion of requiring
land owners to pay for leases on submerged
land under docks.
Land donation for relocation of Bratton's
Contact: Ralph Fulford, 794-1844.
The Cortez Village Historical Society was
organized nearly a dozen years ago to
preserve the village. It is most proud of
its success in getting Cortez designated as a
historical district, which hopefully will keep
condominiums and other undesirable "modern
President is Ralph Fulford, a descendent
of "Capt. Billy" Fulford, one of the founders
of the community. The society is trying to
convert the old Bratton's Store to a fishing
museum, but needs a place to which to move
the old building.
The Islander Wish List for the society:
Get the state out of the notion of requiring
land owners to pay for leases on submerged
land under docks.
Land donation for relocation of Bratton's
Contact: Ralph Fulford, 794-1844.
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Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island
Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island
iwanis is a world-wide organization
serving community needs, primarily
those of children. The AMI Kiwanis
Club was founded in 1952 and sponsors various
projects to aid the Anna Maria Island Elemen-
tary School and the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. The club also sponsors the annual
Easter sunrise service at the Manatee County
As part of Kiwanis International, the club
takes part in a world-wide project each year.
This year the international project is to elimi-
nate mental retardation and other physical
defects caused by iodine deficiency.
The club welcomes public support for all of
The Islander Wish List of the Kiwanis Club
of Anna Maria Island is:
More members of the community become
involved in community service.
Contact: Rich Bohnenberger, 778-0355.
Island Hi-12 Club
The Anna Maria Island Hi-12 Club is a
Masonic club that meets every week on
the Island. Hi-12 supports the Masonic
Home'and the Wolcott Foundation which
-sponsors college graduates to go on and earn
advanced college degrees to enter positions in
the United States government.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Hi-12 Club is:
New members to meet every Thursday at
Marina Bay Restaurant in Holmes Beach at 11
Contact: Jay Barbour, president, 778-3519.
VFW Post 8199
Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 8199 is a
not-for-profit Island organization that
offers assistance to veterans. The group
also provides myriad service to the Island
through the annual fishing contest for children
at the Bradenton Beach City Pier, sponsoring of
a T-ball team at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
Tity Center, school flag instruction and provid-
ing American flags to the libraries, Boys and
Girls Scouts and the fire departments.
The Islander Wish List for the VFW Post 8199
Donations for garage sales.
Contact: Bob DeVane, 778-4400.
he purpose of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island is to support the civic,
educational and cultural life on the
Island. The club promotes friendship.
A member of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, the club meets the first
Wednesday of each month, October to May, at 1
p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The Islander Wish List of the Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island is:
Donations for the Hacienda Girls' Ranch,
a safe haven for orphaned, abandoned, ne-
glected or abused girls from 6 to 12 years of age;
the Island Library and the club's scholarship
fund for an Island student to attend Manatee
Contact: President Maggi Wilkinson, 778-1670.
Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island
R otary is an opportunity to build life-long
friendships and experience the personal
fulfillment of providing volunteer ser-
vice to others.
An organization of business and profes-
sional leaders, Rotary provides humanitarian
service, encourages high ethical standards in all
vocations, and builds goodwill and peace.in the
Rotary began in Chicago, ll., on February
23, 1905, and flourishes today with some 27,000
clubs and 1.2 million men and women as club
members, providing community service in
virtually every nation in the world.
The Anna Maria Island Rotary meets every
Thursday for lunch at noon at Marina Bay
Restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Some of the Island Rotary projects are
literacy training, offering college scholarships,
and Project Kidprint (a photo and fingerprint
identification program for elementary school
The Islander Wish List for the Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island is:
Ideas for projects needed in the commu-
Donations to fund projects.
Islanders to purchase fundraising dis-
count books with coupons for restaurants,
services, car rentals, fast foods, cultural events
and much more for $30.
Contact: Michael Advocate, president, 778-0608.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society
he Anna Maria Island Historical Society is museum is free and membership is $10 per year.
a non-profit, educational organization The Islander Wish List of the Anna Maria
which is dedicated to the study and Island Historical Society is:
preservation of all materials relating to the early A new laptop computer.
history of Anna Maria Island. A $100 donation to purchase a cabinet.for
Volunteers man the Island Museum at 402 cleaning supplies.
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City. The building, A van.
constructed in the 1920s as an ice house, houses Portable display boards for festivals.
displays of old photos, maps, newspaper clip- Contact: President Marilyn Moroni at 778-0030
pings, records, books and videotapes of inter- or Executive Administrator Carolyne Norwood at
views with early residents. Admission to the 778-1514.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
he purpose of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce is to unify the
Island business community. The
chamber's job is to communicate and cooperate
Island Low Vision Group
he Anna Maria Island Low Vision
Group is a support group for legally
blind persons residing on the Island.
The group meets the fourth Tuesday of
the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna
Maria Island Low Vision Group is:
Volunteer drivers to help members
get to the monthly meetings, beginning at
1:30 p.m., and return them home at ap-
proximately 3 p.m.
Contact: Laura Spaiilding, 778-5001.
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with federal, state, regional and local govern-
ments which directly affect chamber members
and to provide programs of a civic and social
nature that benefit the community as a whole.
The chamber also acts as an information
center for Islanders.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce is:
Personal computer, preferably a 486 IBM
Two padded, matched chairs, folding chairs.
Gallery display lights.
Tables with folding legs.
Paper products cups, napkins, paper
Copy paper, letter size, any color.
Contact: MaIry Ann Brockinan, 778-1541.
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