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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 25, 1998
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Traffic light, bridge repair planned by DOT
By Paul Roat
A new traffic signal on the Island and a $2.6 mil-
lion repair job on the Longboat Pass Bridge are the
local highlights of the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation five-year work plan.
And there's even a destination planned for the
"sidewalk to nowhere" on Perico Island along Mana-
The 12 counties which comprise DOT's District 1
will receive $1.553 billion through the year 2004.
Manatee and Sarasota counties will receive $266.4
million in that time period for transportation purposes.
The following projects are of interest to Islanders:
By Susan K. Kesselring
Picture if you will city workers tool-
ing around the island in their little elec-
Anna Maria has applied for a mini-
grant to purchase an electric vehicle in
the hope of eventually replacing its pub-
lic works department trucks with a fleet
of electric work trucks and cars.
Florida Suncoast Clean Cities Coali-
tion is the driving force behind the grant
funded by the Florida Energy Office. The
purpose of the clean cities program is to
expand the use of domestic alternative fu-
els to benefit the environment.
According to the coalition, emis-
sions from gas- and diesel-powered. ve-
hicles are the largest single contributor to
air pollution in the Tampa Bay area.
The mini-grants cover not only the
purchase of electric cars and bicycles for
uses such as police patrol, but conver-
sion of gas-powered engines to alterna-
tive fuels such as natural gas, propane,
electricity, hydrogen, methanol, ethanol
Phil Charnock, public works direc-
tor, said only one $15,000 mini-grant
can be applied for per year. The city
plans to replace three to four trucks and
convert two others to alternative fuels,
Organizations that have committed
to the use of alternative fuels since
Installation of a new traffic signal east of the
Manatee Public Beach at the intersection of Gulf Drive
and Manatee Avenue. The $122,000 project is planned
for fiscal year 1999-2000.
Repairs to the Longboat Pass Bridge in fiscal year
2003-04. DOT officials said the most recent inspection
of the bridge indicated corrosion and structural reha-
bilitation is needed on the span. The work is estimated
to cost $2.608 million.
Construction of a new bridge between Fla-
mingo Cay and Perico Island in fiscal year 1999-
2000. The $4.247 million project will include ex-
tending the sidewalk that ends just east of
Please make a wish come true ...
Please see the special Wish Book in this edition of The Islander Bystander.
September 1998 include Tampa
BayWatch, Neighborly Senior Ser-
vices in Pinellas County, "Meals on
Wheels" in Pinellas County,
Zephyrhills Police Department and the
Fort Myers Police Department.
Mayor Chuck Shumard is currently
using an electric car on loan from Bom-
bardier Motor Corporation of America,
Inc., that has a local base in Melbourne.
Charnock is looking into another
manufacturer's line of electric vehicles.
Global Electric Motorcar has a work
truck model, he said.
Leverock's restaurant to tie into the Anna Maria Is-
Anna Maria bike paths from the city line north to
South Bay Boulevard. The 3.5-mile project, scheduled
in fiscal year 1999-2000, will cost $215,000.
Holmes Beach bike paths along the entire length
of the city, from 27th to 85th Streets. The 3.3-mile
project will be done in two phases $152,000 worth
in fiscal year 1999-2000, the rest in fiscal year 2001-
02 at a cost of $204,000.
Addition of a turn lane in Cortez in fiscal year
2001-02 running from the Cortez Bridge to 119th
Street. The project will cost an estimated $779,000.
By Pat Copeland
During a discussion on post-disaster
redevelopment last week, Island offi-
cials said they would like to cooperate
on hiring a disaster coordinator.
Gerald Smelt of the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council met with the
Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Of-
ficials to discuss Island-wide aspects of
a post-disaster redevelopment plan.
Smelt is working with Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach to
craft individual plans, as well as an Is-
land plan, for redevelopment following
a natural disaster.
Smelt told officials to "look at it in
terms of being a resident of the Island.
Given a post-disaster environment.
where you're not concerned with fund-
ing or anything else, what changes and
improvements would you like to see?"
Smelt gave examples such as Is-
land-wide bicycle lanes and more coop-
eration among the cities.
"We need an emergency coordina-
tor for the Island," noted Bradenton
Beach Commissioner Gail Cole.
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John
Cosby said that after the Island Emer-
gency Operations Center was created,
he and Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy
Price *,r. .-'tcJ that the cities and the
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Lighting contest, Christmas Prelude
Thursday in Bradenton Beach
The second annual Christmas Prelude will be
held on Bridge Street Thanksgiving night in
Bradenton Beach. The event is a "musical and light
celebration for the whole family," organizers say,
and urge everyone on the Island to "come sing in the
holidays and be a part of a new Island tradition."
The singalong program will feature choral sing-
ing with a holiday theme.
Among the groups scheduled to perform are the
First Baptist Church of Palmetto. Palma Sola Bap-
tist Church, Cub Scout Pack #7 of Anna Maria Is-
land, Brownie Troop #71 of Anna Maria Island.
Girls Scout Troop #39 of Anna Maria Island and
Cortez, and Turner Chapel AME Church of Pal-
The program will conclude with soloist
Santa Claus will also make an appearance at the
prelude, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Those
planning on attending are urged to bring a lawn chair.
At 7 p.m., winners in the "celebration of light"
contest will be named. Categories allow residential
and business entries. First prize is 5150 for each
category: second prize is S75.
For more information, call 778-4845 or 778-
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Island Map ................................. ................ 20
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Anna Maria Island tides ............................ .. 26
Soccer team pictures ....................... ... 28
Crossword puzzle.................................... .. 40
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JI PAGE 2 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Cortez Road landscaping again on hold
By Jim Hanson
The on-again, off-again Cortez Road landscaping
program is off again for now, but may get on again if
the trees come along.
The road from 75th Street west to 119th Street was
transformed from a two-lane bottleneck to a fast four-
laner in a major project last year.
SBut landscaping of the medians wasn't part of the
Florida Department of Transportation contract, so Mana-
tee County has to finish it up with some state funding help.
The county commission got one proposal from
staff in May, but sent it back for some cost trimming.
In August the commissioners awarded the contract to
Marvin's Gardens for $326,849.36, including five
Marvin's has not executed the contract because
the holly trees specified are not available in 30-gal-
lon size, said Steve Serbaty, who is managing the
project for the county.
Smaller trees are available, he said, but he's not
sure the contract will permit them.
"There's a lot of landscaping going on, and holly
trees in that size are very popular," he said.
Marvin's Gardens, he said, is still searching for the
out the contract. No performance bond had been
posted, he added.
At any rate, the work will not begin until after the
first of the year. The contract calls for completion in
150 days. Only one of the four lanes of Cortez Road
would be closed to traffic for the work. The medians
are in grass now. The contractor is to install an irriga-
tion system for the new plantings.
If Marvin's doesn't execute the contract, "it may be
rebid or offered to the next lowest bidder, that's up to
the county purchasing department," said Serbaty.
Meanwhile, Serbaty continues to negotiate with
right trees and if they are found the company may carry Marvin's Gardens.
Anna Maria handles many miscellaneous issues
By Susan K. Kesselring
November's work session at Anna Maria City Hall
wasn't totally dominated by a discussion on revising
the current alcohol beverage ordinance. Just in time for
Thanksgiving, here's a cornucopia of issues and up-
dates to feast on.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said work
on the stormwater drainage project from Pine to Mag-
nolia Avenue is nearing completion. There were unex-
pected delays because Florida Power and Light and
Manatee County utilities had to move poles and do
some rewiring, he said.
Think before you put that trash can out too early.
Soon a code enforcement board will be assembled to
enforce city laws. Mayor Chuck Shumard said he has
asked five people to sit on the board, which is needed
because there have been some problems. Not so long
ago, an ordinance which attempted to establish a code
enforcement board was denied by the commission, in
part because it was too lengthy.
Bicyclists riding against the flow of traffic was a
concern of residents. Charnock said directional arrows
along with a diamond, the international symbol for bike
paths, would soon be placed along every 1,000 feet of
Shumard said the bike path would eventually ex-
tend to the city pier. The city is counting on future grant
money for the completion of the project. Right now, the
bike path extends from the city limit at Holmes Beach
to Willow Avenue.
Deputy Sheriff Ken Mears of the Manatee
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fire district jointly hire an emergency coordinator.
"The idea was shot down immediately, but it is
apparently being revisited." Cosby noted.
Holmes Beach Commission Chairman Don
Maloney said the issue has been discussed at recent
IEOC meetings because of communication and coor-
dination problems that surfaced during the evacuation
for Hurricane Georges.
"This is the way to go," Anna Maria Mayor Chuck
"The four entities could split the position and pos-
sibly get a grant to fund it," Cosby said.
Cosby said the state's current emphasis on hazard
mitigation, an effort to reduce or eliminate risks to
people and their property from the effects of hazards,
is going to result in increased demands on cities.
In addition to being required to adopt post-disas-
ter redevelopment plans, the cities must participate in
the local mitigation strategy, a state-wide effort to re-
duce the costs of disasters.
Cosby pointed out recent articles in which James
Lee Witt, chief of the Federal Emergency Management
Agency, has proposed drastic changes in the nation's
flood insurance program. The changes include:
Eliminating subsidized flood insurance for people
who live in high-risk areas.
Denying flood insurance to homeowners who
have filed two or more claims that total more than the
value of their homes and refuse to elevate or flood-
proof their homes.
"If they do this, flood insurance rates could triple
and that's going to cause, problems for cities, especially
cities our size," Cosby said. "The message is out there
- things are going to change."
Smelt said he will present a draft plan for city of-
ficials to discuss in the spring.
County Sheriff's Department reported that his office is
thankful for the bike lanes and that they are enforcing
speeding and cracking down on drunk drivers. Not
much trouble from juveniles these days, he said.
Mears announced he would be transferring to ma-
rine patrol. He spent previous years patrolling in a boat,
so he said he is happy about returning to the water. He
told those present at the meeting that he has enjoyed his .
time in the city. He said, "I like getting waved at with .,
all five fingers."
STime Warner may get another 15 years in Anna
Maria as the commission had its first reading of Time .
Warner's contract renewal. Commissioner Max Znika "-.
objected to the 15-year clause because, he said, it was
too long. ..
The mayor called for a vote with Vice Mayor
Wolfe, Commissioner George McKay, and himself
voting for the ordinance and Znika voting against it.
Commissioner Robert McElheny was absent.
Bike directional symbols will aid cyclists in Anna
Maria. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring
Number of motel units causes
concern in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach city commissioners recently faced
an unusual issue involving the number of allowable
rental units at the Aquarius Beach Resort, 105 39th St.
Building Official Bill Saunders said the motel's
owner, John Pace, has been renting 10 units but his city
license is for nine units. He's been billed for nine units
but has been crossing out the number nine on his li-
cense and penciling in the number 10.
Pace said when he and his wife purchased the prop-
erty in 1991, 10 units were being rented and they as-
sumed all 10 were legal. He said he has made the cor-
rection on the license for eight years and the city has
never questioned it.
"Last year we finally bought a home and moved off
the property," Pace said. "This year when I received my
rental license renewal, I crossed off the number nine
and put 11 and Walter [Code Enforcement Officer
Walter Wunderlich] noticed it."
"When it became a non-conforming use prior to
1981, the owner was renting nine units and was living
in one or had it for a manager," City Attorney Patricia
The 11th unit was added in 1981 and was approved
by the city commission at the time as an expansion of
a non-conformity, Saunders added. According to 1981
minutes and a letter to then-owner Herman
Borstelmann, the approval came with a stipulation that
no more than 10 units be occupied.
The 1981 council minutes stated that the 11th unit
was to be used as a model to promote the sale of time
share units. It was to be turned into a recreation room
after the 10 units were sold.
"The zoning in those days was 20 units per acre
and this half-acre plot that the Aquarius was on was
entitled to be 10 units," Borstelmann noted. "It was
being used as 10 units at the time I bought it in 1975.".
Borstelmann said the 1 Ith unit was still a model
when he sold the motel in 1984. Pace said when he
bought the motel, he and his wife rented 10 units and
moved into the 11th unit.
"I see no problem with them having a 10-unit mo-
tel," Commissioner Luke Courtney said. "As for the
11th unit, you can't expand a non-conformity to be a
motel room but it could be rented like any other piece
of property in the city. It's in the R-4 zone which has
a one-week minimum rental."
Petruff reminded commissioners of the stipulations
placed on the property in 1981.
"The minutes are very clear as to what the former
council did," Petruff noted. "He did not have permis-
sion from the city to have 11 occupied units. You need
to decide if this property qualifies for an 1 th unit."
Commissioners said they would allow 10 units and
instructed Saunders to determine if the 1 Ith unit meets
code according to ground coverage, setbacks and the
Home occupation license procedure changed
Holmes Beach commissioners have approved a This process often led to a delay of several
change in the procedure for requesting a home oc- weeks for applicants. Commissions in past years
cupation license, discussed streamlining the procedure but could
In the past, applicants were required to fill never agree to do so.
out paperwork and make their request at a city Under the new procedure the application will
commission work session. The request would be reviewed by the mayor and forwarded to the next
then be acted upon at the following city commis- regular city commission meeting for approval. The
sion meeting. applicant must be present at the meeting.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 N PAGE 3 IKJ
It's time for Santa Claus to take to the waters off
Anna Maria Island for the llth Annual Christmas
Lighted Boat Parade.
This year's event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 5, on Bimini Bay in Holmes Beach.
Chuck Stealey and Frank Derfler, co-chairs of the
event, said this year's parade promises to be the biggest
and best ever. "Our early mailings have generated so
much interest that we feel confident that this year's
fleet will be the largest ever assembled," Stealey said.
Prizes will be awarded to first and second place in
power, sail and commercial divisions. There will also be
a "best in fleet" award. Prizes will be awarded on Sunday,
Dec. 6, at Marina Bay restaurant in Holmes Beach.
To be judged, boats must register by 5 p.m. Dec.
2 and pay a $10 entry fee.
For more information, call the boat parade hotline
Privateers: Get ready for parade
A Santa Claus Alert is being issued by Anna Maria
Island Privateers as they gear up for the big Christmas
Parade Saturday, Dec. 5.
At the end of the parade Santa will distribute gifts
to youngsters 12 and under at the Coquina Beach
Gulfside Pavilion starting about 11 a.m. and going on
The kids also will get free hot dogs and Coca Cola.
The parade will start at 10 a.m. at Bayfronit Park
in Anna Maria City.
No application is required. Parade participants
are asked to congregate at Bayfront Park at 9 a.m. and
be prepared to ride the full parade route no walk-
ers are allowed.
Information may be obtained at 778-1238 or
Holiday lighted boat parade
Dec. 5 off Island
* The following will be closed on Nov. 26
and 27: City offices in Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key, the Anna Maria/West Side
Fire District administrative offices and the
Island Branch Library. Tingley Memorial
Library will be closed on Thanksgiving
but will be open on Friday and Saturday.
SThere will be no Waste Management
garbage collection on Nov. 26. It is
rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28.
Workers paved the park-
ing lot and driveways for
the new Holmes Beach
City Hall last week.
Anna Maria CJty
12/1, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment
12/3, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
12/2, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification
Ie PAGE 4 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
What do you think about more Anna Maria alcohol sales?
By Sausan K. Kesselring -1 21
A heated discussion two weeks ago at Anna Maria
City Hall regarding a request from two local restaurants
for an alcohol license prompted The Islander Bystander
to investigate further.
Residents of Anna Maria were queried at the post
office as to whether they approve or disapprove of the
city revising its alcohol beverage ordinance to allow
Sign of the Mermaid and Ato's restaurants to offer beer
and wine with meals.
Here are their comments:
Leon Michaud said, "I don't believe there's any-
thing wrong with them selling beer and wine."
"I think it's a good idea. Those two restaurants
have been at a disadvantage for a long time. What's the
difference, people can bring in their own [alcohol] any-
way," commented Shirley Brush.
Frank Wiley said, "If the city makes one excep-
tion, they'll make another. We don't need another res-
taurant selling alcohol."
Kelly and Bob Keyser with
sons Joey and Bobby.
Susan K. Kesselring
"I think they should do it," said Mike Ellis.
And this comment came from a Holmes Beach
resident familiar with the issue: Kelly Keyser, pictured
here with her husband Bob and sons Joey and Bobby,
said, "I'd be more for it. I think its better that way than
having people take opened unfinished bottles home
with them or bringing in a twelve pack it's better
County may assist
with soccer field
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has re-
ceived a response from Manatee County officials re-
garding a request for assistance in constructing the
city's soccer field.
Pending approval of the county commission,
Danny Hopkins, the county's parks and recreation di-
rector, gave Whitmore the following guidelines:
Manatee County will provide equipment and.labor.
The city will provide grade work ahd install irri-
gation in conjunction with the work planned for the
city's Babe Ruth field.
to sign- books
Star quarterback Tommie Frazier will sign
his book, "Touchdown Tommie," from 2 to 3
p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at A Real Bookstore, 5700
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Frazier's book
takes him from his high school days playing for
Manatee High School to two national champion-
ships at the University of Nebraska and an Or-
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An Open Letter
Commissioner Gail Cole
Subject: Proposed City Solid
Waste Service Versus Private
Solid Waste Service
Dear Voters :
Since my election to the city commission, I have explored many alternative
sources of revenue in order to reduce taxes. In addition, I have supported expense
reduction when cost savings is achieved without disruption, producing long-term
I am a senior citizen. While this does not bestow wisdom, it does afford me
some business understanding and experience my colleagues may be lacking. I rec-
ognize the impact on a community when officials defer the delivery of basic ser-
vices to non-municipal employees. The community loses its "sense of community"
Throughout the years I have observed that someone is always claiming he/
she can deliver municipal service less expensive, faster, or better than local gov-
ernment. If the city buys this argument and liquidates its equipment, staff, etc., on
the premise that money will be saved, a surprise is waiting! I know how this ar-
The saving is usually short lived. After the initial engagement it is discovered
that expenses have risen and a price increase is in order. The price increase is then
routinely adjusted upward on a regular basis from there on. The community is then
held hostage because it has few alternatives once it liquidates its equipment and
staff. It is forced to accept the price increases or take back delivery of the service.
The service provider speculates that the new start up costs will be prohibitive and
thus forces the community to accept inflated charges.
I can not support any initiative which asks me to put our citizens in this po-
sition. However, I will keep an open mind on such proposals if they include strong
provisions which will limit price increases to: (1) expanded customer base; or (2)
expanded customer service, and limit cost of living adjustments to a three-year
This is and will be my position on any proposal that attempts to transfer the
delivery of our basic services to sources outside our community. My constituents
want me to protect their long-term interest.
Paid for by Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gail Cole
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 25, 1998 N PAGE 5 ]B
Commissioner: commission acted improperly
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Luke Courtney
says the commission acted improperly when it ap-
proved Ordinance 98-23 and he came prepared to prove
In October the commission held a special meeting
for the first reading of the ordinance amending the
city's cellular tower ordinance. Courtney claims the
agenda was set on the day of the meeting without
proper notice to the public.
Courtney said according to the Legislative Proce-
dures Act Appendix, "The agenda for a regular meet-
ing shall be completed no later than noon on the Friday
preceding the meeting and shall be available to the
public at that-time."
The appendix further states, "An agenda for a spe-
cial meeting shall be completed as soon as practicable,
but shall be available no less than 24 hours prior to the
Courtney says he was accused of deleting the item
from the regular agenda, necessitating the special meet-
ing. He maintains this is untrue and that only the chair-
man or the city clerk can delete items.
"That was a single subject and the city attorney
assured me it was all right the way we did it," Maloney
Courtney also maintains that an ordinance must be
The public is invited to view two exhibits which will
be on display during the month of December at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Pottery by Nina Ransohoff is one of the exhibits.
She studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy and was
a commercial artist. She has taught continuing educa-
tion classes in painting and clay and now is back in
school herself pursuing advanced ceramics classes at
Manatee Community College.
The other exhibit is Photography by John Bonser. He
reviewed by the planning commission before the city
commission holds a first reading.
"Changing our established procedure to allow pas-
sage of the first reading of an ordinance concerning
land development regulations is lessening the import of
the recommendations of the planning commission,"
Courtney said. "How can we vote to approve an ordi-
nance when we don't know if it's in concurrence with
the comprehensive plan?"
City Attorney Patricia Petruff disagrees. She says
the purpose of the first reading is'to set the public hear-
ing/second reading, not to approve the ordinance.
"This is a policy decision you must make," Petruff
Two public hearings?
During his research on the issue, Courtney says he
found a section of the Florida Statutes which requires
municipalities to advertise and hold two public hear-
ings for "cases in which the proposed ordinance
changes the actual list of permitted, conditional or pro-
hibited uses within a zoning category."
The statute requires two public hearings for spe-
cific listed cases, Petruff agreed. She said she re-
viewed the city ordinances adopted in 1996, 1997
and 1998 and found three that are definitely affected
by the statute:
Ordinance 97-03, authorizing outdoor dining as
was a paperboy for the Knoxville Journal in the late 1940s
when he discovered his interest in photography. Most
of his current work depicts scenes around Manatee
County. He utilizes color, black and white, infrared
film and even computer digitizes his work.
Bonser's photos can also be seen locally at the Is-
land Gallery West, the Anna Maria Art League, the
Artists Guild of Holmes Beach and the Longboat Cen-
ter for the Arts.
For information, call Sarah Bicknell at 778-6341.
a permitted use subject to certain restrictions.
Ordinance 98-01, governing the construction of
cellular communication towers and antennas.
Proposed Ordinance 98-23, which amends Ordi-
Petruff recommends Ordinances 97-03 and 98-23
be readopted with two advertised public hearings. She
said Ordinance 98-01 is not an issue because it is be-
ing replaced by Ordinance 93-23.
Ordinances that may be affected by the statute in-
Ordinance 97-15, which authorizes owners of
contiguous legal non-conforming lots of record to con-
struct a single family dwelling on each lot.
Ordinance 98-04, which regulates the parking of
trailers and recreational vehicles.
Ordinance 98-05, which clarifies the types of
animals permitted within the city.
"I will be looking for direction, from the commis-
sion on how you want to address these ordinances,"
Petruff said. "They are all gray areas. The trailer ordi-
nance could be a problem."
Petruff said she is currently researching 1995 or-
dinances to determine if any of those are affected by the
statute. Only ordinances adopted after June 15, 1995,
Commissioners agreed to discuss the issue at the
Dec. 8 work session.
Tracey Powers, the expectant
accounting manager at The Is-
lander Bystander, gave birth
Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, to
an 8 pound 5 1/2 ounce baby
The new Islander is named Jessie
Presswood Powers. Both mother and baby
are doing great.
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Weather the last several weeks has been so cool at
Night and perfectly beachy by day, it reminds us of a
Jimmy Buffett line, "The weather is here, wish you
As we write this, Holmes Beach city commission-
ers are meeting to discuss and determine the layout -
not to mention the fate of Birdie Tebbetts Field, the
Babe Ruth baseball field, and the adjoining soccer
Since the season starts for Babe Ruth and Little
League players in February, it's crucial to get the work
under way. It also seems important that Birdie Tebbetts
field be a model showplace for youth baseball and the city
of Holmes Beach as it is named for one of the great
legends of major league baseball and a longtime Islander.
Manatee County has pledged a great deal of money
to the field and it shouldn't be treated as a stepchild to
the new city hall it should be the jewel in the city
With little or no foresight, and virtually no plan-
ning, this commission faces numerous problems and
expenses associated with the big picture the entire
city hall property.
The big picture is missing. Trouble is, it should
have been looked at when a new city hall was first sug-
gested. Lack of an overview for the future isn't the fault
of the original grantors, because we understand they
envisioned a city hall with open space, a park. Some-
thing of a legacy.
Piecemeal over the years, a library, fire station, a
makeshift softball field and a street evolved where
there used to be an airstrip for small planes. Until just
a few years ago, people used the open land to chip golf
Who's really looking out for what can become of
what we have left over -'other than a piece here and
there for whoever?
Recently we learned architect Gene Aubry toured the
old city hall at the request of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center with a look to the future for its needs. He
evidently wandered over to the police department build-
ing, and then, like the visionary he is, sat down to sketch
a plan for that area of the city's property.
Aubry says both buildings can continue to function
to meet community needs minus the often-flooded
lower level of the police department building.
After all, he reminded us, both are constructed in
the same cement-block-and-mortar method as the
new city hall.
His sketch includes an attractive metal roof span-
ning the two old buildings to create a shaded pavilion
between the two. Functional, practical and attractive.
And, more important to the beautification fascists, very
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much in keeping with new city hall, especially invok-
ing a park-like setting.
We hate to suggest something so time-consuming,
but perhaps its time to form a committee to address the
community's and the city's needs as far as this valuable
property and its improvements are concerned.
There should be more thought put into the useful-
ness of the existing buildings rather than the rush to
demolish them. Present commissioners selfishly want
to see only the beauty, not the superfluous tax dollars
spent, for the new building. What will future commis-
Tearing down useful buildings is a waste. Who at
city hall has the foresight to say that offices for the
public works officials in the new building, far removed
from that department's work base, will work out bet-
ter than offices upstairs in the police department? Or
back in their original building?
Why shouldn't the upstairs of the police depart-
ment be used for community functions and the down-
stairs for public works storage? Or for storage of ath-
letic equipment, fencing and goal posts? Irrigation
Why is it all or nothing at all?
While some commissioners look at what the city
does for its citizens as donations, others look to them
to uphold certain responsibilities. Commissioners
should take time to read (reread) the city's comprehen-
sive plan and they too would discover their obligation
to provide recreational needs for residents- now ful-
filled primarily by the Center.
It is far from a donation. It's the city's obligation.
Taxpayers contribute to provide needs. The commis-
sioners distribute the dollars.
But now ig not the time to back down or whimper
over the city's expense associated with Birdie Tebbetts
We understand that the Babe Ruth season starts in
February and with teams to form, equipment to buy and
practices to begin before hand, there is no time to waste.
It's kind of like that turkey dinner we're all look-
ing forward to on Thursday. You wouldn't just throw
away the leftovers, would you?
Why throw away what's useful to the community
at city hall when we could all be sorry later?
More pumpkin pie anyone?
I *YOR Ie PI
Thanks to all who contributed
to Fall Festival
Once again the people of this Island paradise have
pulled together for our children. The Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School Fall Festival was a resounding success.
What an amazing and synergistic process the plan-
ning and execution of this event continues to be. More
people attended, more money was raised, and more fun
was had than ever before. This could not have hap-
pened without the generous donations of raffle prizes,
ticket sales, baked goods and other services provided.
The day began with the students' costume pa-
rade featuring Grand Marshal Jelly Bean of Planet
Fun. Honored guests included Principal Jim Kronus,
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard, Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore, Bradenton Beach Mayor
Connie Drescher, Island police and the Anna Maria
The scrumptious food was donated and prepared
by Island restaurants including Bistro at Island's
End, Sign of the Mermaid, Sandbar, Shells and
Leverocks. Tropicana Products donated juices.
CocaCola and Zephyrhills Water donated proceeds.
Island Rotary Club members helped in the food tent
and two Island Kiwanis members served as costume
"Tribology" provided entertainment. There were
dunk tank victims and teen service club volunteers to
the clean up.
What an outpouring of love, time and talent.
Thanks to Festival Chair Julie Krokroskia and the
many dedicated parent volunteers, Fall Festival raised
more than $12,000, which will be used for PTO bud-
get items and new playground equipment.
We can all be proud to live on Anna Maria, where
people give so generously.
iar-v Ellen Stahr. Fall Festival committee member
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 0 PAGE 7 
THOSE WERlE THE BlAYS
Part 7, The Life and Loves of Hernando DeSoto
by June Alder
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The 16th century was a violent time, buyt chivalry and romance still lived in
Spain and its New World Countries.
DE SOTO IN LOVE
In 1520 Hernando De Soto was 20
years old, strong, handsome and full of
energy. He was a superb swordsman and
cavalier, a rising star in old campaigner
Pedrarias Divila's New World army of
De Soto was in love but feared his
love never would be consummated.
For five years he had been close to
his beloved almost every day. As a
squire in her father's household he had
watched her change from a mischievous
little girl into a fun-loving tomboy and
then into a charming and sometimes in-
Now Isabel De Bobadilla (named
after her mother) had become a willowy
maiden of 14 summers with black hair
like spun silk and great dark eyes. She
was utterly beguiling.
Only one person knew Hernando's
secret-her mother. Dofia Isabel sensed
Hernando's longing for Isabel almost be-
fore he did. And she knew her daughter's
sexuality was just awakening.
Dofia Isabel talked bluntly to
Hernando. He came from a respectable
family, but a poor one. He was unedu-
cated. He was six years older than Isabel.
He was entirely unsuitable as a suitor for
her. If her husband had an inkling of De
Soto's passion for Isabel, he would cut
him down without a second thought.
The De Bobadilla clan, one of
Spain's wealthiest families, had a fasci-
Young Isabel's grandfather, Pedro
De Bobadilla, was a renowned noble of
Segovia; one of his daughters, the fa-
mous marchioness of Moya, was a long-
time friend and confidant of Queen
Isabella of Spain.
An uncle, Francisco Fernandez De
Bobadilla, acting as agent of Ferdinand
and Isabella, went to Santo Domingo tb
remove Christopher Columbus as gover-
nor there. He brought Columbus back to
Seville in chains. Ironically, on the return
voyage Francisco lost his life in a storm.
Most intriguing was Beatriz, an-
other daughter of Pedro De Bobadilla's.
She had a love affair with King
Ferdinand that vexed the queen. It hap-
pened that a sorrowing widow sought
the queen's justice about the murder of
her husband. She accused a wealthy
nobleman of the Canary Islands named
Hernan Peraza de Ayala, of doing the
deed. Isabella decided to pardon Peraza
on condition that he marry Beatriz and
return to the Canaries to help take part
in the invasion of the Great Canary Is-
land. It was an arrangement Beatriz
was not in a position to argue with.
There's more to the story. Par-
doned murderer Hernan Peraza was
murdered by the husband of a native
woman he ravished. Widow Beatriz
soon took another husband and the pair
made many enemies during their rule
of Gomera. (Beatriz had one enemy
executed for "expressions cast on the
purity of her womanly conduct.")
Eventually Beatriz returned to the
Spanish Court where one morning she
was found dead in her bed. The funeral
was said to be "one of magnificence."
Such was the life style of the rich
and famous in those days.
Country boy Hernando De Soto
promised Dofia Isabel De Bobadilla he
would give up thoughts of marrying
her daughter and entering that world so
foreign to him. Doiia Isabel had a plan
for the couple.
Pedrarias was organizing an expedi-
tion along the Pacific coast. At Dofia
Isabel's suggestion he selected De Soto to
go along. She also persuaded her husband
to allow her to take their daughters back
to Segovia for schooling.
There must have been quite a scene
when Isabella told her lovestruck
daughter she was taking her away to
Spain. Young Isabel had inherited her
mother's spirit as well as her beauty.
She wailed, she wept, she railed at her
mother. How could she have sent
Hernando away? She refused to go!
She would remain an old maid forever.
But Dofia Isabel was unmoved by
Isabel's outbursts. The trunks were
packed and mother and daughters
boarded a ship laden with a cargo of
pearls and gold as gifts for the new
king, the grandson of Ferdinand and
The sailing date was June 20,
1520, almost six years to the day since
they had arrived in Panama-when De
Soto was a 14-year-old page and Isabel
a child of 8.
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Key volunteer receives first Friend to EMS Award
By Pat Copeland
Leon Feingold of Longboat Key is the proud re-
cipient of Florida's first Friend to EMS Award from the
state Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Feingold was lauded for his 20 years of volunteer
service to the Longboat Key Fire Rescue Department.
He and his group of fire and rescue volunteers have
raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase
equipment and supplies for the department.
Fire Chief John Howe and Capt. Tom Sousa nomi-
nated Feingold for the award last spring.
"As-president of the volunteers, Leon has dedicated
his life to the improvement of EMS on Longboat Key,"
Howe said in his nomination letter. "He has unselfishly
given of his time and efforts, reaching out to our citi-
zens and affecting their well being throughout Florida."
One letter supporting the nomination came from
the Kids Under the Weather pediatric unit at Sarasota
Memorial Hospital, where Feingold also volunteers.
Other letters came from Sarasota's fire, police and
emergency management departments, where Feingold
volunteers to help promote child, hurricane and disas-
ter and fire safety services.
"I have known Leon for nearly 15 years and this
nomination acknowledges his unselfish dedication in
promoting EMS on Longboat Key which has saved
lives because of his talks and presentations," Anna
Maria Fire Chief Andy Price noted. "Leon has always
been great to all of us in the fire and rescue service."
Feingold retired from the garment industry in New
York City at the age of 60 and moved to Longboat Key
"I had been in the medical corps in the service
during Work War II," Feingold recalled. "When I re-
tired, I wanted to volunteer in the medical field."
He began by volunteering at Sarasota Memorial
Hospital in the orthopedic and physiotherapy wards. At
the same time he coached a baseball team composed
mostly of firemen who asked him to volunteer for the
"I went to Sarasota VoTec to get my license as an
ambulance driver and began driving an ambulance for
the volunteer fire department in 1978," Feingold said.
"We decided to buy a Jaws of Life and I took care of a
raffle to raise money. It was very successful."
Feingold said the ambulance was out of service for
about 13 days a month and the department needed a
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new one. He once again took up the challenge and
raised $241,000 in five months.
"We bought a new ambulance, fixed the fire truck,
bought equipment and fixed the north station with the
money we raised," he said.
Feingold was elected president of the Longboat
Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad in 1980 and
has served in that capacity ever since. He estimates the
group has raised $400,000 to $500,000 over the years
for fire and rescue equipment, training and demonstra-
tions as well as improvements to the north fire station.
Friend to EMS
Leon Feingold of
Longboat Key was
awarded the first Friend
to EMS award by the
Florida Bureau of
Services for his 20 years
of volunteerism in the
field of public safety.
Feingold said when the ambulance service was
well on its way by the mid 1980s, he began to turn his
energy to wellness education.
He gives presentations on topics such as the Vial of
Life program and how to respond in emergency situations.
He also teaches cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first
aid and recently initiated a cholesterol testing program in
conjunction with the Sarasota Heart Center.
Feingold said he will probably disband the volunteer
group next year because the need is now being filled by
the town commission through its annual budget.
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Law will govern landscaping in rights of way
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach city commissioners recently sent a
draft ordinance governing landscaping in city rights of
way to the planning commission for comment.
The ordinance "clarifies that a certain amount of.
low landscaping, such as sod or ground cover, is per-
mitted within the rights of way, but that anything that
obstructs the use of the rights.of way as a clear area is
not permitted and can be removed by the city," City
Attorney Jim Dye said in a letter accompanying the
"There are a few policy issues that need to be de-
cided," City Attorney Patricia Petruff noted. "The or-
dinance does not include anything about irrigation con-
cerns. The other issue is with the median beautification
program. I think we may be allowing more than sod,
grass and other ground covers and you may need lan-
guage for that."
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich said
the ordinance will help him a great deal in enforcing the
"We don't need this and it's going to cause us more-
problems than we have," Commissioner Roger Lutz
maintained. "If anybody is currently obstructing a right
of way, the city has every right to tell them to cease and
desist and move it, or we will."
"A lot of people are unaware that there is a right of
way on their property," Wunderlich replied. "They
think it's their property. There's nothing in the code
defining right of way."
Building Inspector Bill Saunders said another
problem is that people put rocks and fences in the rights
of way to prevent parking.
"We originally suggested a right of way use permit
with standards and criteria," Petruff noted. "That
makes it very clear what uses are permitted. This ordi-
nance doesn't go that far."
Commissioner Luke Courtney asked that a grand-
father clause be added to the ordinance. The others dis-
agreed and sent the ordinance to the planning commis-
sion for consideration.
In a related matter, commissioners discussed a
right of way request from Dan Hardy of 8307 Marina
Drive. Hardy's driveway is on a city right of way and
has been used by the home's past owner. Hardy wants
to beautify and landscape the strip of land and has
asked the city to vacate it.
Last month commissioners said they could not
vacate the right of way, but agreed to give Hardy an
easement to use it. They said they have no problem
with Hardy landscaping the area.
However, Dye later noted in a letter to commis-
sioners that "the city is not authorized to restrict a por-
tion of the public right of way for private purposes. Mr.
Hardy does not need the city's permission to cross the
unpaved portion of the right of way to reach the paved
portion of Marina Drive."
Dye said the commission should not allow Hardy
to landscape the area because "it has no process to con-
trol such uses on the public rights of way."
Petruff said that the commission can deal with
Hardy's landscape request if it passes the ordinance.
However, it recently came to the attention of the city
that Hardy has already installed the landscaping.
Mayor Carol Whitmore wrote Hardy explaining
that his action was premature and said the city can re-
move the landscaping if it has a complaint or if it needs
to use the right of way.
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theater group and its productions.
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"Women and their Art, Dreams Realized, opened
last week at the Artists Guild Gallery to a large
crowd for a reception honoring the 11 participating
artists and will be displayed through Dec. 20. The
gallery is located at 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Carrie Price
Christmas tree lighting
The Island community is invited to Roser Memorial
Community Church's annual outdoor Christmas tree
lighting at.6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, celebrating Advent
and the beginning of Christmas season festivities.
Music will be provided by the "Joyful Noise"
choir. The regularly scheduled praise and worship ser-
vice will follow the celebration.
Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chair seat-
ing for the tree lighting event. The church is located at
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call
Chamber Christmas party
Because it was such a big hit last year, the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold this
year's annual banquet and installation of officers on the
Seafood Shack Showboat on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Tickets are $30 per person which includes dinner,
dessert and dancing. A cash bar will be available. The
menu will include a choice of roast beef or chicken.
For reservations, docking, departure and return
times, call Mary Ann Brockman at 778-1541.
MCC newspaper wins
record number of awards
Manatee Community College's student newspaper
staff broke earlier records by winning 10 individual
awards for work published last year in The Lance.
Brian Bonfoni won a first-place award in the news
photo category. Second-place winners were Lori Voth,
feature story; Gretchen Klose, sports photo; Jennifer
Anderson, sports column; Candy Martin, editorial car-
toon; David Sheppard, arts review; and Gabriella
Woellner, comic strip. Ryan Bodie won a third-place
award for in-depth reporting and David Sheppard won
a third-place award for news story. P.J. Anthony, assis-
tant professor in MCC's mass communication depart-
ment, is advisor to The Lance.
Art, music at Longboat Key
church Dec. 6
An afternoon of art and music will be held Sunday,
Dec. 6, at All Angels Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles
Road, Longboat Key.
The open house will feature artwork from the
Longboat Key Center for the Arts' and Wellness
Community's "Art Alive" program. There will be en-
tertainment by brass quintets from the Florida West
Coast and Fort Myers Symphony Orchestras, which
will perform seasonal and other music.
A presentation and unveiling of the center's $2.5
million expansion and renovation program will also
take place. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 383-2345.
Happy birthday Allyson
Allyson Nicole Fielder celebrated her first birthday
Thursday, Nov. 19. She is the granddaughter of Bill
and Barbara Mason of Holmes Beach.
Ellenton Growers Orchid Center is having its grand
opening Thanksgiving weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28, and from noon to 4
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29.
There will be a large selection of cattleyas,
dendrobiums, phalaenipsis, vandas and much more.
Everything from seedlings to full size blooming plants
will be available.
Customers can register at the store to win orchids,
gift certificates and other prizes. The store is located at
3605 61st St. East, Ellenton. Call 722-9308 for more
Woman's Club yule
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island Inc. has
scheduled its Christmas Potluck Charity Luncheon for
Hacienda at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Members are to bring luncheon for themselves and
guests, and a Christmas program is planned. Proceeds will
go to the Hacienda Girls Ranch, a safe haven for girls ages
6 through 18 who have been orphaned, abandoned, ne-
glected or abused. Pennies are collected monthly for this
cause, plus an annual donation of $500.
Hostesses for the luncheon will be Marguerite Th-
ompson, chair, and Jan Janse, Clara Kojak, Ernestine
Lawton, Lillian Meyer, Maggi Wilkinson and Barbara
Zerby. Details may be obtained at 778-7865.
All Islands Denominations on Monday, Nov. 30,
will begin collecting donated gifts for its Island Christ-
mas '98, giving food and gifts to the needy. AID also
needs volunteers to wrap gifts and help with shopping.
Headquarters for the collections will be the Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. From
Monday until Dec. 19 the church will receive donations
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Applications for persons needing food parcels or gifts
may be obtained at the church or by writing to AID at P.O.
Box 305, Anna Maria, FL 34216. Persons knowing of
needy individuals or families may make their names
known at the church or by phoning 778-1294.
Funds collected but not spent on Island Christmas
'98 will be used throughout 1999 to help the needy,
said spokesperson Virginia Heatly. AID represents all
seven Anna Maria Island churches.
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Students from Karen Paul's third-grade class.display carnations given to them by owner Bill Coleman of
Island Florist during afield trip to the store. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring
Lesson in flower power
By Susan K. Kesselring
Children at Anna Maria Elementary School went
on a field trip to learn about the business of flowers.
They went behind the scenes of a local florist and
witnessed firsthand the creation of floral arrange-
The students in Karen Paul's third-grade class
recently visited the Island Florist as a continuation
of their classroom studies on plants and flora.
Owner Bill Coleman and floral arranger Brenda
Maines spent an hour with the children making ar-
rangements, imparting knowledge and answering
questions. As the students passed around the long
flower stems they were given to handle, some started
.Two arrangements were made, one a collection
of tropical flowers and the other a fall design, ...
Maines, who has worked in the field for seven
years and spent time landscaping in Pennsylvania,
was adept at handling the flowers. She began with. a
sponge to hold the flowers.and the children were told
it was called oasis.
She then chose greening which included myrtle,
pit, palm ferns, bare grass, and fern. Before any
flowers were added, one child commented on how
pretty it was.
As Maines worked, Paul asked the students to
observe what shape the greens were, to which they
replied,'a triangle. As the fern was being placed into
the vase, she also asked the children to recall their
lesson about ferns. Where does that grow? she asked
Maines then added carnations, bird of paradise,
anthuriums and oncidium orchids to complete the
design. Once the arrangements were made, they
were sprayed with a plant polish to make them shiny.
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"That's incredible," another child commented,
in awe of how fast Maines could create a work of
Coleman told the children the leaves must be
removed from the stems so that they did not touch
the water in the vase because this causes algae to
form and algae will kill the arrangement.
Coleman later got out the "flower cookbook"
as he called it, to show the students that just as a
cook has recipes for a dish, so does a florist have
exact ingredients for making an arrangement. He
then explained this book was used by other florists
all over the world so customers in different areas
can be assured they will be sending an exact rep-
lica of the o'e they purchased. He said this is ac-
complished by using Floral Transworld Delivery,
a wire service, which he subscribes to. FTD links
businesses by the aid of computers.
Students were given flowers to take home.
Some children put the carnations in a horizontal
fashion between their teeth mimicking what
grownups have taught them.
A question-and-answer period completed the
field trip and included questions from chaperones.
One asked, "What is the busiest time?"
"The busiest day is Valentines Day, the busi-
est week is Mother's Day and the busiest month is
December," Coleman answered.
The children, more observant than the adults,
asked pertinent questions such as "Whose motor-
cycle is in the back?"
Coleman answered, "That's mine."
And then a very important followup question:
"Does the dog ride on your motorcycle?"
M.C. 'Pete' Morgan
M. C. "Pete" Morgan, 78, of Holmes Beach died
Nov. 18 at Blake Memorial Center, Bradenton.
Memorial services were Monday, Nov. 23, at
Roser Memorial Community Church. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home Island Chapel was in charge
Born in Toronto, Ont., Mr. Morgan was a
former lieutenant commander in the Canadian
Navy and was a retired insurance agent. He was a
longtime member of the Key Royale Yacht Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Susannah
Surgeoner in California and Meredith Marshall in
Nevada; sons Peter of Oak Harbor, Wash., and
Michael of Fairbanks, Alaska; and eight grandchil-
Memorials may be in the form of contributions
to Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
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Island orchestra, chorus opens season with style
By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus opened its 1998-99 Concert Season Nov. 22 at
St. Bernard Catholic Church.
The joyful sound of Vivaldi, Bach, Bartelsman,
and Haydn were admirably conducted by Artistic Di-
rector and Principal Conductor Alfred Gershfeld and
eloquently performed by the 80-plus member orches-
tra and chorus. Assistant Conductor is James Lienhard
and James Forssell is Chorus Master.
The approximately two-hour program opened with
the soaring strains of Vivaldi's Concerto for Violin in
F Major ("Autumn" from "The Four Seasons") featur-
ing violinist Yura Alexov, a graduate of the St. Peters-
burg Conservatory of Music in Russia.
Next came Haydn's Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp
Minor, "Farewell." The audience was advised that this
1772 piece was composed by Haydn when he was
music director in residence for the Prince of Vienna and
the musicians were unhappy over not being allowed to
return home to their families.
The symphony's closing passages contained a less-
than-gentle hint to the prince: Two violinists stopped
playing, stood up, and walked away. They were soon
followed by two more. Then two more. Pretty soon
almost all the musicians had "walked out" until the
conductor himself walked away, leaving two solitary
players to finish the final strains.
After a short break, there was an emotional presen-
tation of Dutch composer Jan Bartelsman's "In Memo-
riam," first presented in the Netherlands in 1945 to me-
morialize the dead of World War II.
The piece is very moving. Adding to the emotion
was the fact that the composer's son, Willem
Bartelsman, is not only a member of the chorus, but
founded the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra
& Chorus in 1992. He is President Emeritus.
Also, the text had been translated by viola player
Geraline Griffith, a charter member who passed away
June 10 this year. (Her chair in the orchestra remains
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performance and he was deeply moved by hearing his
father's work performed so lovingly. Soprano Ruth
Danielle Dozier contributed the flawless solo.
Final selections were from Bach's Christmas Orato-
rio; it was noted that this work is under consideration as
a next-season replacement for Handel's Messiah, which
the group has performed every year. I asked some of the
chorus members how they felt about this and they indi-
cated a change would be refreshing for them, but were
uncertain how the audience would feel about it.
Everyone seemed to enjoy this concert immensely.
The audience consisted largely of retirement-age music
lovers, but there were also several boomer-age fans, a
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Chorus member Vivian VanHorns daughter and
grandson drove from Atlanta for her performance!
The reception that followed was a labor of love.
Hospitality Chairman Estelle Cadet and her committee
planned and executed the reception, orchestra and cho-
rus members contributed terrific refreshments. The Is-
land Florist donated flowers, the Anna Maria Island
Community Center generously provided use of its of-
fice copier and band directors at Manatee High School
loaned the tympanis for the concert.
An in-program letter from president Louise Adler
noted the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus may soon outgrow its gorgeous space at the
church. I thought I was totally focused on the beauti-
ful music until I overheard a blind gentleman behind
me quietly comment to his companions that the acous-
tics in the room were so wonderful he could clearly
hear every note of both the chorus and instruments. It
was only then I realized I had to close my eyes to the
beautiful setting to truly hear this marvelous music.
The next performance will be Part I of Handel's
Messiah Sunday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m., at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Tingley Memorial Library is Island treasure
Tingley Memorial Library had an inauspicious begin-
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the Bradenton Beach Public Library a private non-
profit organization. In 1960, there were 159 registered
patrons and 2,340 books available for lending. At that time
there were 7 volunteers staffing the library.
The library was first housed in the Harvey Memorial
Church and later in a narrow storefront on Bridge Street.
Bradenton Beach's main street. In 1967 it was moved to
a room in city hall and subsequently relocated to a small
one-story beach cottage located behind city hall on land
owned by the city. As of December 1961, there were
4.775 volumes available for lending. The volunteers noted
that in the prior six months there were 473 registered
members borrowing 3.559 books.
During the early years, 1959-1980, the Library was
financially dependent upon small donations from a local
Community Municipal Fund and from a few private citi-
zens. Donated books were all gratefully accepted.
In 1986, this bleak picture changed when Mrs. Beulah
Hooks Hannah Tingley, a longtime devotee of the library,
passed away and left a substantial estate to the city with
the provision that .the funds be used only to expand and
operate the Library. The newly renamed Tingley Memo-
rial Library was officially accepted by the city in Resolu-
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Mrs. Tingley's estate and sets forth the City's agreement
to comply with the terms of her will. The most pertinent
term requires the establishment and maintenance of a
separate, designated financial account for the library. At
this time, the library accepts no tax money from city, state
or federal bodies.
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TINGLEY, FROM PAGE 13
modem collection are strong elements. The new library
opened its doors in February 1994.
Tingley Memorial Library is housed in a 4-year-old
building located behind the Bradenton Beach City Hall.
The building is about 2,800 square feet, of which almost
1,900 square feet are dedicated to the shelf storage of
about 5,500 books and three computers. Two of these
computers are dedicated to learning programs for children.
The third is available to adults for word processing and
CD-ROM programs. Eventually, the library will hold
about 20,000 books and 13 computers.
There is no residency requirement for becoming a
member of the library but there is an annual membership
fee of $1 and members must have a local telephone num-
ber and address, thus ensuring the capability to track down
overdue books. Membership now totals about 2,000 pa-
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for an average of 888 per month. Local patrons come from
the three cities of Anna Maria Island, north Longboat Key,
Cortez village and northwest Bradenton. The Library also
draws patrons from all over the United States and Canada
who are visiting the area.
The Library has been operated by dedicated volun-
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continuity in the daily operation and assists the volunteers.
Financial support for the operation and maintenance of the
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The library is open 24 hours per week on a varied
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Approximately 2,000 children and juvenile books are part
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audio books. Many materials are acquired by donation and
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You've probably got turkey on your mind, but I've
got a lot of Hollywood news, including Halloween on
Santa Monic Boulevard and some restaurants to tell
you about, among other things.
I keep wondering how we managed to do so many
things in three days, but here goes ...
Our first dining experience was smack in the heart
of things on Hollywood Boulevard. It is Musso and
Frank's, since 1919, very old school, polished waiters
and even more polished martinis. Several big groups
and trend-setter cliques in the bar gave us a clue that
this place hasn't lost its fizzle over the years.
The menu was so loaded with entrees that we felt
rushed to make a choice. All very continental, every-
thing to perfection. When the linen has the right crisp-
ness and the waiter knows what you want before you
ask, things always seem to go better.
This evening topped off tours all over town, through
Paramount, over the hills for a pickup at James Burrows
house and back to Paramount again. Much to do.
After tooling around from Beverly Hills to
Burbank, we lunched at an unusual and successful res-
taurant: Killer Shrimp. Killer only has four items on the
menu and I guess there's something to be said here for
capitalizing on a good thing.
This little corner "joint" across from one of the
gates to CBS, with al fresco dining to the curb, just has
shrimp. Shrimp done four ways. First, you can have
original killer shrimp, served peel-and-eat in a deep
bowl with a pool of very tasty sauce and a side of
French bread for dipping. The other items on the menu
are killer shrimp over pasta, over rice and on a platter
without sauce. That's it.
Oh yeah, it was "killer."
My host, former Islander David Reid, says Killer
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STIR, FROM PAGE 14
We headed out past the new Disney animation stu-
dio and Forest Lawn cemetery to Griffith Park' and
Griffith Park Observatory, where more than 4,000
acres of park were donated by Col. Griffith P. Griffith.
There are three 18-hole golf courses within this
park which also includes some pretty tough hiking
trails, horse trails and an observeratory with an im-
mense view of L.A. County and its 86 municipalities.
This being the observatory where a scene from
"Rebel Without a Cause" was filmed, we stopped to
take a "moment" at the bust of James Dean and pho-
tos with the Hollywood sign in the background, as well
as enough photos of the skyline to piece together a nice
Back down the mountain to Hollywood, we cruised
Capital Records, the apartment building where Janis
Joplin lived when she died, the hotel where John
Belushi lived when he died and the bar where River
Phoenix died on the sidewalk. (Curiously, everytime
we passed that bar, a different young homeless person
was passed out in the same spot.)
We had an afternoon beer in a bar with male danc-
ers, and male customer droolers, and Halloween cos-
tumed servers. It didn't seem nearly as degrading to me
as female dancers, but I can't imagine why.
Next stop, dinner at the newest of Wolfgang
Puck's restaurants on Sunset Boulevard. It is at the
site of the old Schwabb's Drug store where Lana
Turner, legend has it, was discovered.
I can best describe it as trendy and cluttered. Clut-
tered with lots of beautiful people. Noticably younger
than crowds here. We were seated in a wide expanse of
curved booth facing big windows looking onto Sunset
Boulevard and everything we ate was very precisely
flavored and picture perfect.
Puck's restaurants are decorated by his wife, but
overdecorated would be more accurate. Large wild-
colored tile mosaics grew down from the ceilings on
the otherwise white walls and patterned the floor inter-
spersed amid Mexican tile. It looked great, but the
room was loud.
The food and the company easily made up for the
We made an early night of it, opting for an early
day Saturday and a very early trip to the downtown
L.A. International Flower Market.
It is two Sam's Club-sized warehouses of the most
beautiful, exotic and colorful flowers you could imag-
ine shipped there overnight to hundreds of vendors.
Many bouquets later, some joyfully ending up in my
hotel room, we were off for a drive by of the L.A. Times
building where we had hoped for an "Islander travel
photo," but alas, the building was draped with scaffold-
Next stop, Santa Monica Pier, after a drive by of the
new Getty Museum. We drove right down the pier where
you can park and see the attractions. It's right on the Pa-
cific Ocean and boasts the world's only solar-powered
ferris wheel. After seeing this, I say "pooh" to the folks
who think we can't maintain a pier in Gulf waters.
We.stopped long enough to do a little shopping in
a trendy enclave of stores on closed, mall-like streets
but I don't remember where we were! And for once in
my life, the sights were better than the shopping.
We hit Venice Beach next, and took a long walk
up and down the boardwalk, checking out the street
vendors and T-shirt stores. We back-tracked on foot to
muscle beach and the basketball court where "White
Men Can't Jump" was filmed.
Next stop: Teasers, an honest-to-goodness Uni-
versity of Florida Gator bar overlooking Marina Del
Ray. Now you know where Reid went to school. The
Gators won that day.
We drove back up the beach and then up Sunset
Boulevard from the Pacific Ocean coincidentally at
sunset to manuever back to my hotel through many
It was after all, Halloween!
Temple Beth El sets
A Temple Tykes meeting and a Chanukah Brunch
are on the schedule of Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St.
The Tykes meeting, for all children up to age 6,
will be at the temple from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov.
29. Arts, crafts and stories are planned, with bagels and
coffee for adults. Confirmation of a place for a child at
the event may be made with Debbie Danziger, 792-
0870 or 792-5367.
The Chanukah Brunch will be Sunday, Dec. 13, from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the temple. The menu will include
bagels and lox, potato latkes and kugel, with trimmings.
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Come g Chat to Rosalie & Tom
Tel: 794-6657 W Faxc 794-5867
4625 Cortez Rd. West Bradenton
(Albertson's Plaza next to Dunkin Donuts)
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Readers' Mon-Fri 8:30am-7pm
READE Choice Sat 8:30am-6pm Sun 12-5pm
CHOICE Award One Block South Of Bee Ridge
AWARD 1997 Off U.S. 41 Behind Tire Kingdom
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Two North Tamiami Trail, 5th Floor, Sarasota, Florida 34236
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Just over the bridge on Longboat Key
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FULL MENU FULL BAR
OPEN 7 DAYS 11 AM to 9 PM
902 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
SC at Notre Dam
Full Service Deli
Boar's Head made
to order sandwiches
Call ahead, we'll have
your order ready
Beer Gas Ice
Indianapolis at Baltimore
414 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
& Dockside Bar
"Packer Score" Jello Shot
Every Packer Game
Tail Gate Party
1 1/2 Hours before game
Appearing after the game:
Tampia Bay at Chicago
135 Bridge Street Marker 49
Knowledgeable Sales & Service
25 Different Stunt Kites
and over 250 Banners
NFL & NBA flags.
A rizona at Kansas City
5348 C Gulf Drive
S&S Plaza Holmes Beach
"You've tried the rest.
Now come try the very best!"
WE HAVE THE
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MON SAT 11-10PM
7220 MANATEE AVE. W.
Carolina at N. Y. Jets
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Two thumbs up
Anna Maria Elementary School students of the week are Renee Debickero, Clay Lucero, Ashley Gomes,
Kayleigh Monetti, Stephen Turner, Josh Scheible, Hannah Crowe, Emma Curry, Brick Barlow, Dana Slowey,
Michael Mijares and Sam Lott.
Happy Thanksgiving vacation!
: Anna Maria
0 Monday, 11/30/98
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Corn Dog or Ham & Cheese Crois-
sant, Tatter Tots, Juice, Pudding
S Breakfast: Pretzel with Cheese, Juice
S Lunch: Chicken Patty or Pork Chop, Sea-
soned Noodles, Broccoli, Fresh Fruit
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Salad, Ice Cream
S Breakfast: Pretzel with Cheese, Juice
S Lunch: Chicken and Noodles, Mixed
SVegetables, Roll, Fresh Fruit
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Salad, Ice Cream.
All meals served with milk.
605 Manatee Ave. West
Dr. Joseph Acebal 778-0722
DR:DIANE L. MICHAELS
gentle natural way
501 Village Green Parkway
Suite 15 -West Bradenton
(I block east of Albertson's Manatee Ave.)
SFrancisco J. Espinoza, DDS
New York University
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Surgery & Root Canal
SNo-Mercury Fillings Partials & Dentures
5917 Manatee Ave. West, Suite 607 792-5619
Island Family Physicians
Providing complete family care Accepting new patients
Now accepting Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida,
Health Options and CCN Health Network.
3909 East Bay Drive #100, 778-1007
Stephen G. Gloria J.
Pelham, M.D. Fischer, M.D.
New Patients Welcome
3909 East Bay Drive
RIaerr fiemnrial m nanunitu tEIurcf
Revs. Michael An Interdenominational Christian Church
& Jan Smith Serving the Community Since 1913
Come Celebrate Christ
Sunday School 9am
S Pre-school thru 12th grade
Children Church 10am Pre-school 4th grade
Contemporary Service Sun. 7 pm
in the Chapel
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria 778-0414
Do you know who your
property manager is?
Same faces! Same place!
LongSboat Islat Chapel
6200 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
-'. i 8 am ................. Informal Worship
9:30 am ............ Adult Study
S 9:30 am ............ Children's Sunday
9:30 & 11 am..Worship Service in
A. 2 Sanctuary
nterfaith nursery at 9:30 & 11
sharing community newcomers welcome
Michael D. Brusso
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
1401 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 1110
Bradenton, FL 34205
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NormanI 3101 GULF DRIVE
Realty. inc. "HOLMES BEACH
iJ PAGE 18 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
11/15, possession of marijuana, 500 block of Gulf
Drive South, Bradenton Beach. The deputy observed
Travis E. Mason, 21, of Bradenton Beach, driving
without a front bumper and stopped him. The deputy
said as he approached the vehicle, he smelled the odor
of marijuana and asked to search the vehicle. The
deputy said he found a bag of marijuana in a sweatshirt
and a pipe on the driver's seat. Mason was placed in
custody and issued a courtesy card for the bumper in-
Nov. 15, domestic battery, 500 block of Spring.
The victim and subject had an argument and the victim
said the subject hit her in the eye. The subject was
placed in custody.
Nov. 18, possession of alcohol by a person under
21, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard. The deputy
observed the subject driving a vehicle with a headlight
out and stopped the vehicle. The deputy said he smelled
alcohol and the subject said he dropped a bottle of beer
out the window when he saw the deputy. The deputy
placed the subject in custody and issued a correction
card for the headlight and a verbal warning for failure
to carry a.driver'.s license.
No reports provided.
Nov. 13, assistance, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported a scratching noise in
her cupboard. The officer checked it and determined
the noise was coming from inside the wall. He advised
her to call an exterminator.
Nov. 14, battery, 4000 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped the driver for running a red light and
issued a citation. The driver said he and his passenger
were fleeing from several subjects who beat them up.
The officer said the driver and passenger smelled of
alcohol and he found a warm beer under the driver's
seat. He said he also found a broom handle and a pipe
and confiscated the items. He called EMS to check the
pair and called a relative to pick them up, because he
would not allow them to drive.
Nov. 14, DWLS, 5400 block of Marina Drive.
The officer observed the vehicle driving very slowly
and said as he was passing on the left, the subject made
a left turn from the far right lane and almost struck the
patrol vehicle. The officer said he was forced to
swerve, almost colliding with a vehicle in the oppos-
The subject turned into the Island Shopping Cen-
ter and the officer stopped him. He said the subject did
not have a valid license and a check revealed numer-
ous suspensions. The officer noted that the subject was
borderline DUI, placed him in custody and issued a
Nov. 14, found property a bag of clothes that
fell off a motorcycle, 900 block of Manatee Avenue.
Nov. 14, code violations, Holmes Beach. The
officer collected more than 50 assorted sale signs from
city rights of way and took them to the public works
Nov. 14, information, 5901 Marina Drive, police
department parking lot. The report noted that during an
art show the police department blocked off a few park-
ing spaces for police vehicles. The officer said two
subjects moved the cones and parked in the designated
spaces. He issued citations to both vehicles.
Nov. 15, vandalism, 300 block of 61st Street. The
victim reported an unknown person cut out the drive
boot and loosened the hydraulic lines on her boat.
Nov. 15, suspicious, 200 block of North Harbor
Drive. The complainant reported suspicious subjects in
a vehicle. The officer located the subjects who had
stopped under a street light to separate stone crab claws
for delivery to restaurants.
Nov. 16, lost property a wallet, 5400 block of
Nov. 16, suspicious person, 200 block of South
Harbor Drive. The officer located the subject, who was
soliciting magazine subscriptions, and advised him to
Nov. 17, suspicious, 5100 block of Second Av-
enue. The juvenile complainants reported they were
riding their bicycles and a blue-green Ford Taurus
pulled in front of them. A male subject, approximately
35 years old with dark curly hair and mustache and
wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans, jumped out of the
vehicle. They said the subject displayed a badge and
asked for their identification. They said the subject
looked at their identification, then returned it and drove
off. They gave the officer a tag number but he found
no record of it.
Nov. 17, lost property a wallet, 200 block of
South Harbor Drive.
Nov. 17, suspicious persons, 4600 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported two juveniles took
part of her fence. The officer located the juveniles and
the fence on the basketball court at the elementary
school. The juveniles said their vehicle was stuck and
they took the fence to put under the wheels. The officer
advised them to return the fence and assisted them in
getting their vehicle unstuck.
Nov. 17, suspicious, 600 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported his utility trailer was
parked partially on the road and partially in the median
and the subject drove by and struck the open door and
side of the trailer. The complainant said he followed the
subject to his home, but the subject went inside and
wouldn't respond. The officer went to the residence but
there was no answer. He left a contact card.
Nov. 17, vandalism, 6400 block of Flotilla Drive.
The victim reported an unknown person scratched an
obscenity into the side of the vehicle and scratched all
Nov. 18, suspicious, 4000 block of Gulf Drive.
According to the report, a vehicle left the road and
drove through the flower bed in the traffic island. The
officer found a vehicle tag that was registered to a
driver from Cape Coral.
Nov. 19, disorderly intoxication, 3007 Gulf
Drive, Anchor Inn. The officer responded to the report
of a disturbance and found the complainant and subject
yelling at each other in the parking lot. The subject said
someone cut her vehicle tire while she was in the bar.
The complainant said the tire was flat when she arrived.
The officer said he did not see a cut on the tire.
The complainant issued a trespass warning to the
subject but she would not be quiet and was yelling pro-
fanities at everyone, said the report. The officer said he
warned her numerous times to be quiet or face arrest
PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE
TO A PARTY...
... to kick off the 1998 Matching Fund Challenge for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center
Endowment Trust Fund.
Hosted by Islander Bystander Publisher Bonner Presswood
and Sean Murphy, owner of the Bistros.
Guests of Honor: Challengers Charles and JoAnn Lester
$20 at the door includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Thursday Dec. 3 4-6 p.m.
at Bistro at Island's End
(Corner of Pine and Gulf in Anna Maria)
Please bring your checkbook. Pledge cards will be accepted.
If you cannot be present, please mail contributions to
Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216
$40,000 Matching Fund Challenge
Every dollar up to $40,000 contributed from
now until the end of 1998 to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment Trust Fund
will be matched by Holmes Beach residents
Charles and JoAnn Lester and an estate gift.
Mail your tax deductible gift to Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment Trust TODAY.
Mail to Anna Maria Island Community Center,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
This advertisement is sponsored as a community service by The Islander Bystander.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 25, 1998 0 PAGE 19 JI[
The Grumpy Old Man has no sympathy for the
county and city officials who are wringing their hands
over the failure of the sales tax to be approved by the
voters on November 3.
Most people recognize the sales tax as a fair way
to tax the citizens for improvements they feel are nec-
essary. The fact that.out of state tourists pay a whop-
ping 30 percent of the levy makes it especially attrac-
tive to Florida residents.
But the sales tax failed and the Grumpy Old Man
thinks he knows why.
People are just not happy with the way.their money
has been spent. Wherever you look at the county or the
city level you find an arrogant attitude about serving
STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18
but she would not. He placed her in custody.
Nov. 19, suspicious vehicle, 100 block of 75th
Street. The complainant reported a suspicious vehicle
and the officer located the vehicle and two subjects.
One subject said he was in the process of a divorce and
needed a witness that his wife was with another man.
The officer explained the stalking law to the subjects
and they left the scene.
Nov. 19, suspicious $5 gas drive off, 3015
Gulf Drive, Citgo.
Nov. 19, code violation, 400 block of 74th Street.
The officer located the subject who was soliciting
magazine subscriptions and advised him to cease.
If you have information that may help solve crimes,
contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You may be eli-
giblefor a reward up to $1,000.
the wishes of the electorate.
The Holmes Beach City Hall much more
building than many see the need for.
We don't seem to have enough crime to warrant
the size of our police department.
Do we really need the Holmes Beach Navy? (The
city has an impressive patrol boat and a marine officer.)
Our fire protection costs more than other commu-
Away from home we see the construction of
Bradenton's City Centre again with little support
Remember the Manatee County Parks Depart-
ment closing our tennis courts for several months in the
midst of the season while the workers dilly-dallied
around delaying the resurfacing.
The Manatee County Historical Park is construct-
ing a six stall washroom for nearly $80,000.
Have you ever checked the number of employees
at the Manatee County Golf Course?
The Grumpy Old Man feels there is substantial
support for many of our community needs, such as
flood control and water and street projects. But until
our elected officials and bureaucrats adopt some priori-
ties that make sense to the electorate, they will continue
to find resistance to tax increases.
The Manatee County
Sheriff's Office made an
unusual assist to the
Holmes Beach Police
Department. When Florida
Power and Light had to cut
power to the police station
for one day to upgrade a
transformer for the new city
hall, Sheriff Charlie Wells
loaned the department the
Sheriff's Mobile Command
Center to use as a dispatch
center. Islander Photo:
to visitor center
Stan Hascher has
been appointed to the
board of directors of the
Anna Maria Island Is-
land Chamber of Corm-
merce. He will serve as
volunteer director of
the chamber's visitor
and information center.
Hascher is a lieu-
tenant with the Manatee Hascher
County Sheriff's De-
partment and is co-owner of 2 Party Ladies Cater-
ing, 6830 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key.
The chamber/visitor center is at 5337 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information is avail-
able at 778-0807.
Further aid in the Island's push for tourist busi-
ness came when the chamber was approved recently
for a $2,500 grant from the Visit Florida USA Foun-
d'ation, said Rich Bohnenberger, chamber president.
The money will be used to publish a chamber
visitor's guide, he said.
Don't leave the island without
taking time to subscribe. Visit
us at 5404 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach or call 941-778-7978 to
charge it on Visa or MasterCard.
C5;JLR WM & p presents...
Patio Oyster Bar Reunion! ,
Wednesday, November 25 Party Starts at 6PM
Island Transportation by "Cowboy Coaches" Call 778-4478
Scalawags 1112 Whitfield Avenue Sarasota 756-7397
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The Efforts of Many
Make This Eclectic Array y
of Art, Garden & Antiques
Check out our monthly Flea Market! Callahead!
Closed Mondays Open Friday 'til 8PM Reservations
5600 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 779-1773 suggested
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Snacks & Ice
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Low Cost Fuel
Live & Frozen Bait
3 Sizes Shrimp
By the Hour Day Week
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Call for special discounts
Next to Annies at the base of the Cortez Bridge
SStar Fish Co.
Seafood Market &
Eat here or take out the
freshest "boat-to-you" crabs.
Historic Fishing Village Setting
S Fresh Daily Specials
I Beer & Wine Available
Market Open 7 Days Kitchen Closed Mondays
12306 46th Ave West, Cortez 794-1243
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2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
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5340-1 Gulf Drive
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875 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria Island
"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer IB5
this side of Heaven." IHiss 51
Buffy, Pat Geyer, Owner. aar,
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11 am-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
Rod a Reel Pier
Open Daily 7am to 10pm Breakfast Lunch Dinner -.
Where The Locals Go!
with 2 sides $7.95 i}.i '*
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1Old Fashioned Gourmet Ice Cream n& Waffle Cones
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794-5333 Mon-Sat Noon-1OPM Sun 1-10PM ,
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They're horsing around with my shoes
and its the pits!
Check out our new horseshoe pits!
All-You-Can-Eat Snow Crab Thurs 6-10PM
Stone Crabs starting at $7.95
Import of the Week: Corona $2
Just East of the Cortez Bridge Open 7 Days
12012 Cortez Road West 792-1336
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SPECIALIZING IN SUNDAES AND
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Wagner Realty has announced several promotions
within its offices.
Lynn Parker, corporate relocation manager, has
been named manager of the Manatee Avenue office.
From West Nyack, N.Y., Parker has been a Bradenton
resident since 1990. She is a former national accounts
manager for MCI Communications in Washington,
D.C., and New York.
Ann B. Wolpers has been named manager of the
Cortez Road office. She has been a real estate profes-
sional since 1976 and is former owner and is outgoing
president of the Women's Council of Realtors.
Janet Dickerson has joined Wagner Realty at its
newest office, 6400 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. She
has 20 years experience in real estate, specializing in
Island property sales
207 65th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 891
sfla 2bed/l&l/2bath/cp home built in 1958 on a
59x100 lot, was sold 10/2/98, Norman to Newnham,
for $125,000; list $135,000.
211 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 6,300
sfla fourplex with pool built in 1972 on a 50x219 lot,
was sold 10/2/98, Trissel to P&S Keyes LLC, for
$525,000; list $595,000.
3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 111 Sandy
Pointe 2, an elevated 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/cps condo
built in 1996, was sold 9/28/98, Florida Homebuyers
Insurance to McDonnell, for $130,000.
507 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,617 sfla 2bed/2bath/
lcar canalhome built in 1975 on a 90x118 lot, was sold
10/1/98, Miller to Gilbert, for $185,0000; list $199,000.
516 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,401 sfla
3bed/2bath/cps home built in 1990 on a 52x145 lot, was
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$ plus tax Sausage
Full Breakfast & Lunch Menu
Dinner & Sunset on the Patio
Open 7AM 7 Days
CAFE ON .
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Manatee Ave at the Beach
Large turnout- at Chamber
Children at this year's Halloween Trail of Treats competed in a costume contest held at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce on Halloween eve. First and second prizes were awarded for the following
categories: For scariest or most gruesome, Jacob Hutchinson and Erik Stahr; funniest, Bradley Stemm and
Meredith Durkin; prettiest or most handsome, Sean Edwards (tied for second, Alexis Girgus and Kelley Ice);
most original, Amy Samler and Giorgio Gomez. Winners received candy, ice cream and toys that were do-
nated by Sun & Surf Beach Shop, Flash Flights, HMB Inc. Bob Hinds, Tyler's Ice Cream, Walgreens and
Island Florist. Contestants and their chaperones went on the trailfor treats at Island businesses following the
contest. Islander Photo: Courtesy Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
sold 10/2/98, Diaz to Harrison, for $205,500; list
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 3B Bayou, an 822 sfla
ground-level 2bed/lbath condo with boat slip and built
"It's Love At First Bite"
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that was ...
l By Kevin P. Cassidy
highlight Center soccer
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's soc-
cer season came to a close on Monday and Tuesday
nights, Nov. 23 and 24, with the Center hosting an
awards ceremony to crown champions in Division I
The Center also awarded the Kenny Randle Sports-
manship Award and the Dennis Grandstadt Most-Valu-
able Player Award to a couple of worthy players.
First of all, we'd like to recognize all of the teams
that participate in the Division III league for 5- to 7-
year-olds. This is a noncompetitive league thus, no
score is kept. This makes it difficult to report regularly,
since.we can't post results and, more importantly, men-
tion the generous sponsors on a regular basis.
Each Division III team was recognized at the
awards ceremony and received trophies. Division III
players wouldn't get an early opportunity to play soc-
cer if it were not for these area businesses' generosity.
Bridge Street Pier and Cafe, Oden-Hardy Con-
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players for a great season and finished stating, "Girls
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Next up was the crowning of the Division II cham-
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Air & Energy, coached by Jeff Nelson.
Nelson thanked his sponsor, saying, "Thanks for
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Word is, he held back on some other noteworthy
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Jill Pritchard was awarded the prestigious Kenny
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consecutive year, Ryan Quigley took home the Dennis
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All-star games were played in Division I and II
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Bystrom, Sam Lott, Sean Pittman, Dominic Termini,
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 23
Chad Richardson and Zach Geerhaert, coached by
Playing on the victorious white All-star team
coached by Jeff Nelson were Jordan Pritchard, Michael
Wallen, Daniel Miller, Sarah Cassella, Chris Klotz,
Anthony Rosa, Lorenzo Rivera, Pascal Wagner,
Michael Mijares, Bryan Pocino, Joel Mitchell and
The Division I All-star team had Tyler Krauss,
Josh Sato, Ben Holt, Blake Tyre, Kyle Dale, Ryan
Mijares, Kelsea Bachman, J.C. Fleming, Daniel
VanAndel, Trish McKee, John Maser and Will
Langston playing for blue team coach Evan Purcell.
The Division I All-star white team, who won in a
overtime shoot out, was coached by Gary Miller and
boasted MVP Ryan Quigley with Brandon Roberts, Jill
Pritchard, Joey Mousseau, Max Gazza, Cassidy
McCamey, Skyler Purcell, Zack Klaussen, Scot
Vensel, Michael Caudill, J.D. Webb and Ben Bryant.
It was another great season of soccer at the Center.
Thanks to all of the players, parents, sponsors and'
coaches who volunteer their time to make it all happen.
A big thanks to the Center for scheduling 265 players
into teams and bringing it all together.
Sure would be nice if next year some of these
games were being played at. the new Birdie Tebbetts
Sports complex in Holmes Beach.
We can only hope!
Koala Tee garners lone IFC win
Ryan Quigley and man-of-the-match Scot Vensel
scored two goals apiece to lead Koala Tee/Islander
Bystander to a 5-1 win over D.L. Porter Construction
of Sarasota on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Abel Elementary
School in Bradenton.
It was the Islanders' best-played game to date, as
everyone contributed to the win. Vensel, Jill
Pritchard, Ben Holt and Ryan Mijares came through
with strong performances to go along with steady
play from veterans Josh Sato, Joey Mousseau, Jer-
emy LeGrand, Jeff Comkowiycz and Quigley, who
also had two assists on the day.
The locals provided a forecast of how things were
going to happen early in the first half when Sato and
Mousseau worked a give-and-go to perfection, with
Sato taking Mousseau's return pass and finding
Quigley down the right wing. Quigley carried the ball
before hitting a cross to Vensel, who one-timed it into
the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
The second goal of the game was a beautiful piece
of football that started out from a goal kick.
Comkowiycz played the ball short to right-defender
LeGrand, who dribbled around a Sarasota player before
lofting a perfect pass to Quigley at midfield.
Quigley held the ball before spotting Sato flashing
towards him, where he fed him the ball and took off
down the wing. Sato returned the favor with a sweet
pass that Quigley ran onto and finished at the near post
for a 2-0 lead.
Koala Tee/Islander Bystander added to its lead
when Michael Caudill made a defensive stop on
Sarasota's James Clarke before finding Quigley with
a pass to the right wing. Quigley dropped the ball
back to Sato, who sent it back to Quigley. Quigley
took the return pass and cut inside the defender be-
fore finishing at the far post for a 3-0 lead, which the
Islanders took into the half.
The locals wasted no time in picking up where they
left off in the first half when Mijares got things going
high in the air to win a head ball that was directed to-
Sato one-timed it outside to Quigley, who beat
his man around the corner before leaving it for
Vensel to run onto arid pound into the back of the net
for a 4-0 lead.
Another offensive foray almost turned into disas-
ter for the Islanders when Sarasota swiftly counterat-
tacked, leaving LeGrand alone to defend against two
'Sarasota players. LeGrand played perfect contain de-
fense and slowed the attack down, forcing Marcus
Skinner to play a drop pass to Christian Haffer. Haffer
looked to shoot, but a hustling Mijares came back and
stole the ball, starting another attack.
Mijares carried the ball out of the IFC defensive
end and worked a give-and-go with Mousseau, but his
shot went just wide of the goal.
Sarasota was beginning to solve the Islander de-
fense, getting another breakaway midway through the
half from Haffer, who again went one-on-one with
LeGrand. LeGrand didn't fare as well this time, as
Haffer cut inside of him and fired a shot on goal, but
Islander goalie Ben Bryant was there with the save to
A few minutes later, Haffer.found James Clarke
down the right wing with a perfectly led pass that he
ran onto. Clarke tried to push it around Holt, but Holt
positioned himself perfectly to hold him off the ball and
drop it to Comkowiycz, who cleared the ball to
Pritchard in midfield.
Pritchard carried the ball up field before finding
Vensel on the left wing. Vensel squared it to Sato in the
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middle, where he .beat one man before beating the
goalie from the 18-yard line for a 5-0 lead.
Sarasota's lone goal came with little time left when
Haffer got behind the IFC defense and came in alone
on the Islander's new goalie Mousseau. Mousseau
came off his line to challenge for the ball and took the
Sarasota striker out with a slide tackle, giving him a
penalty kick. Haffer finished the penalty kick to ac-
count for the final score of 5-1.
More IFC action
IFC's .Koala Tee/Islander Bystander didn't fare
quite as well on Sunday, Nov. 22, when they traveled
to Englewood to play a rescheduled game. The locals
were all tied up at 4-4 with two minutes to go when
Englewood scored two quick goals to send the Island-
ers home with a 6-4 defeat.
Ryan Quigley and Josh Sato each scored two goals
to lead the Islanders.
In U-10 action, Beach Bistros/Islander Bystander
showed dramatic improvement in taking a tough 2-1
loss to North River on Saturday, Nov. 21, at G.T. Bray
in Bradenton. Tanner Pelkie scored the lone goal for
.IFC league Standings
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the locals to win man-of-the-match.
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult soccer team
continued to struggle on Sunday, Nov. 22, in a home
game at G.T. Bray, as they gave up an early and a late
goal to lose to the St. Pete Thunder by a score of 2-0
in a game that had several players out with-injuries.
The first goal came when IFC players were late
getting on the field during a substitution. St. Pete
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Giving thanks Island-style this Thanksgiving
Here's a harvest of Island favorite foods and
thoughts for Thanksgiving.
One of our Turkey Day traditions is a bushel of
oysters. There's always a crowd that gathers on
Thanksgiving count this year is 23 so far so a
bushel doesn't last too long.
For those who don't like to eat 'em raw, we usu-
ally fire up a charcoal grill for steaming. A couple min-
utes over the coals and the mollusks pop open, making
it easier to dig out the tasty meat and adding a little
Since we're meeting at a friend's house on a
creek this year, we'll probably pitch the shells into
the water. If we're lucky, in a few years we won't
have to buy oysters, but can pick them from her own
private oyster bed.
Back when I was a little Roat, my father and I both
dared each other to try eating raw sea lettuce. I'd come
upon some bit of trivia about the Japanese finding Pa-
cific kelp a delicacy, and suggested to my dad that since
sea lettuce looks something like kelp, maybe it could
become a Floridian's delicacy, too.
My hope was for him to try it, but somehow we
both ended up chewing on the bright green leaves one
afternoon on Sarasota Bay.
It really wasn't too bad, either, if you find the fla-
vor and consistency of wet Kleenex appealing.
We agreed that perhaps kelp had some special ap-
peal that our sea lettuce lacked. Or maybe it was a Japa-
Heavy hors d'oeuvres
While you're pacing around waiting for the turkey
to cook Thursday, a nibble of smoked mullet should
soothe your ravenous taste buds. A few smoked mul-
let are also part of our Florida Thanksgiving dinners.
The best smoked mullet I've had of late comes
from the cooker of Snooks Adams, but since Snooks
isn't quite ready to market his secret recipe to provide
enough mullet for the masses, there are several really
good sources in Cortez.
Cortez Seafood Market and Star Fish Co. come to
mind as retail stores in the village. Or, follow your nose
to the Jack Fulford Smokehouse, a traveling smoker in
a trailer, operated by Donald Fulford.
Unfortunately, we've already missed out on the
Privateers fall mullet smoke, held last week, and very
successfully we're told by Privateer John Swagger, at
Dirty Moe's parking lot in Bradenton.
Thanksgiving is a good time to eat mullet, too, since
they fatten up in November. They're huge right now.
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let, thanks to scarcity and a net ban, but taste will more
than offset extra
Heating kitchens, heating globe
With an oven packed with turkey, yams and stuff-
ing, and the stove covered with pots bubbling with
boiling potatoes, gravy and green beans, the kitchen is
at least 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house on
Unfortunately, the earth's climate is warmer today
than it was 10 years.ago, too.
According to scientists who track global tempera-
tures, last summer was the hottest year in recorded his-
tory. In fact, the folks at the National Climatic Data
Center say that the 10 warmest years worldwide have
occurred since 1980. Another sobering fact is that the
second-hottest summer occurred in 1997.
The hot temperatures are the result of global cli-
mate changes caused by increases in carbon dioxide
from cars, factories and anything else that burns fossil
fuels. Another gas emission problem comes from meth-
ane, mostly from agricultural sources and landfills.
The gasses work like a greenhouse, holding heat
close to the planet, and the more gasses there are, the
hotter it gets.
Scientists have discovered that surface tempera-
tures are one degree Fahrenheit warmer than they were
100 years ago on average. Some locations are getting
hotter quicker: Ocala is two degrees warmer.
What's a degree or two difference, you ask?
Well. crops have failed throughout the Southeast
United States last summer, causing more than $1 bil-
lion in losses.
Winners in the Nov. 18 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and George
Landraitis of Cortez. Runners-up were Bill
Cooney and Al Ryan, both of Bradenton Beach.
Winners in the Nov. 21 games were
Harold Glidden of Bradenton Beach and
Chris McNamara of Holmes Beach. Runners-
up were Ron Pepka and Jim Spencer, both of
The weekly contests get underway every
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50 million more cases annually worldwide. By the year
2010, all of the Gulf of Mexico region and the South-
eastern U.S. will be classed as "at-risk" for malaria
outbreaks, scientists predict.
Unfortunately, the adage of "if you can't stand the
heat, stay out of the kitchen" doesn't work for global
warming. Where are we going to go Mars?
A gift that keeps on giving
So there you are, stuffed with stuffing, turkey, pies
and all the other Thanksgiving goodies. The game is on
TV, and the only problem you're facing is having to
wash what seems to be every pot, pan, dish, glass, uten-
sil and piece of silverware in the house.
Visions of days and days of turkey sandwiches
float through your head not necessarily a bad
Now that all.is right with your world, take a few
minutes to thumb through The Islander Bystander's
Wish Book. While you are feeling sated and happy,
pick a group that you especially like on the Island and,
when you're out holiday shopping, pick up something
that your favorite group needs to continue doing the
good work they do.
It doesn't have to be big, or expensive, or elaborate
- although elaborate, expensive gifts are great but
it may help that group or organization a lot.
If Thanksgiving is the time of giving thanks, and
the upcoming holidays are the time of giving, why not
give something now to a group that gives a lot back to
the Island year 'round?
I normally don't like word games, but this one is
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journalism professor. Don't cheat, because if you do,
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Mackerel, kings, flounder top fishing picks
By Capt. Mike Heistand
With calm seas and light wind, offshore action is
really starting to pick up. Spanish mackerel, cobia,
flounder and kingfish are on the near-shore artificial
reefs out in the Gulf or just off the beaches. Farther out
in the Gulf, look for kingfish, snapper or grouper.
Backwater action is still featuring snook, redfish and
By the way, Eric Bergan fishing with Capt. Will-
iam Wimpy said he caught a sailfish only 15 miles or
so out in the Gulf last weekend. He said it was about
three feet long "and was a real beauty." The sailfish
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
black drum, a lot of jacks, mackerel, some redfish,
snook and a few flounder.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in snook, redfish, mangrove snapper and an occasional
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's putting his charters onto lots of 30-
pound cobia in the Gulf from Egmont Key to
Longboat. He's also getting into lots of big 30-inch
Spanish mackerel along the beaches. In the bays, Capt.
Zack says flounder fishing is very good, as well as red-
fish and snook action.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's been
fishing the rock piles about two miles out in. the Gulf
with very good results. Action includes Spanish mack-
erel, cobia up to 38 inches long and some really big
flounder. Farther out in the Gulf in about 70 feet of
water he's getting gag grouper up to 15 pounds, lots of
mangrove snapper and some kingfish.
Capt. Mike Card on the Flat-out Fun said he's-
finding pompano in Terra Ceia Bay, plus catch-and-
release trout, flounder and lots of mackerel.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said redfish
and snook action is slowing a little but he's still able to
get his clients onto limit catches of both in the bays.
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said they've been catching red snapper
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SIXTH ANNUAL MULLET SALE
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Fresh mullet T-shirts $7.50
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST REGULAR PRICE $10
ON SALE THROUGH WED., DEC. 2
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Inshore Sport Fishing
IOVterat A '"W
Full & Half Day Trips
Custom Trips Available
Captain Steven Salgado
Lifetime experience in local waters
Custom built Privateer
Fishing License, Ice, Bait & Tackle
Cortez Fishing Center
Big one for a little guy
Bobby Oliva Jr., 7, caught this 25-inch trout just
before the season closed while fishing with Capt.
Zach on the Dee Jay II.
to five pounds about 35 miles out in the Gulf using live
shrimp and cut thread fin herring as bait. They're also
having good luck with red and gag grouper in the 10-
pound range about 10 miles out using live pinfish as
bait. Other action includes mangrove and yellowtail
snapper about 15 miles out, with shrimp or herring pro-
viding the best bait.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been doing well on
OFF-SHORE SPORT FISHING
4, 6 & 9 Hour Trips plus
Custom Long-Range Trips
with Capt. Scott Greer
Aboard 34-foot' ,.
Sport Fisherman the
794-5615 Docked at Cortez Fishing Center
OFFSHORE FISHING CHARTERS
Safe, fast, dependable and comfortable
Half day and full day charters for up to six people
FOR INFORMATION CALL:
Capt. Paul at (941)778-3013
Docks & Seawalls
Boat Lifts and Supplies
Seawalls Erosion Control Revetments
Installations Service All Repairs
FREE DOCK & SEAWALL INSPECTIONS
"BUILDING THE BEST, REPAIRING THE REST"
State Cert. CRC049564
CCN NO. 02311
cobia up to 35 pounds and Spanish mackerel.
On my boat Magic we're been catching lots of
mangrove snapper up to 17 inches long and limit
catches of mackerel as well as flounder up to four
pounds and catch-and-release trout up to 23 inches
Capt. Tom Chaya has been doing well with king-
fish and Spanish mackerel offshore.
Capt. Glenn Corder said he's also getting lots of
kings and Spanish mackerel.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the kingfish
run is still in full swing, with the best action coming
from trolling live or artificial lures. Flounder and mack-
erel are thick on the artificial reefs offshore as well.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
his customers report good catches of pompano, floun-
der, mangrove snapper and lots and lots of small snook.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, reports are
starting to come in on the first sheepshead of the sea-
son with a four pounder caught last week. Other action
includes lots of small mackerel, a few keeper flounder
and small bonnet head sharks.
Capt. Steve Salgado said he's getting kingfish and
Good luck and good fishing.
By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Oct. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from'a charter fishing boat six
miles off Venice that found a partially submerged
Hobie Cat. A Coast Guard boat responded and at-
tempted to tow the overturned vessel, but it sank after
several attempts to salvage it.
Oct. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard boat was diverted to a reported
boat fire three miles west of Coquina Beach. The fire
was actually excessive exhaust smoke.
FULL DAY OR HALF DAY
Pleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
Fast, Clean, Safe -
with Capt. Mike Heistand
|] PAGE 28 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
SOCCER LEAGUE TEAM CHAMPS, DIVISIONS I, II
Division I, LaPensee Plumbing, Champs
SPORTS. FROM PAGE 25 penalty kick.
Lonzo's suspension. St. Pete received a free kick
that O'Gara headed past Lindsey for a 2-0 win.
In between the two St. Pete goals, the Islanders
played some allright football, but just came out a bit
unlucky with several good chances off of corner
kicks going just over or just wide of the goal.
The biggest impact on the game had to be ref-
eree Rob Joyner, who called a hand ball on Lonzo
when he wasn't involved in the play.
St. Pete was threatening the IFC defense, getting
off a couple of shots on goal. First Rich Bell slid in
to block one St. Pete shot, then Shawn Dibble did
the same before the referee.blew his whistle and an-
nounced the hand ball on Lonzo, giving.St. Pete a
Bystander striker Josh
Sato carries the ball past.
a Sarasota defender
during Saturday's 5-1
win over Sarasota.
Islander Photo: '
Kevin Cassidy ci
Division II, Air & Energy, Champs
Lonzo vehemently protested the call to the ref-
eree, resulting in his suspension and the referee os-
cillating and holding up yellow cards to anyone who
vas near the play.
The penalty kick was missed and IFC almost tied
the score several times but it wasn't meant to be.
The loss drops the Islanders record to 4-4-1 go-
ing into Thanksgiving weekend and a Sunday off
Turkey Bowl weekend
The rest of the IFC league is in action in
North River's second annual Turkey Bowl, Nov.
27-29, at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. All teams
are guaranteed three games with the finals being
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Teenagers: looking for
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is look-
ing for a crew to be scorekeepers and clock operators
for its 1998-99 basketball league.
Basketball season runs from December through
extra spending money?
Here's an opportunity to gain valuable work expe-
rience and earn extra cash. For more information, call
Seth Groseclose at 778-1908.
Sun Coast trophy
Leonard Dietch (left) of Longboat Key, vice commodore of the Sun Coast Yacht Club of Sarasota, presents the
commodore's cup trophy to three-time race winner Bill Fisher of Bradenton, at the annual banquet at Twin
Dolphins restaurant, Bradenton.
Dec. 1; Delaney speaker
The kickoff banquet for the upcoming Anna
Maria Island Community Center basketball season
will be held Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Guest speaker will be
Bob Delaney, National Basketball Association ref-
eree and motivational speaker.
The 6 p.m. dinner will be catered by Beach Bis-
tro, Bistro at Island End and the Sandbar. Cost is $5 for
adults, $4 for children. Information, call 778-1908.
played on Sunday.
Beach Bistros/Islander Bystander finally gets to
play against kids in its age bracket, as they are play-
ing in the under-9 division. They kick off the tour-
nament Friday at 3:30 p.m. against North River.
They return to action on Saturday morning when
they take on the Tampa Knights at 10:30 a.m. Their
last guaranteed game is at 4:45 p.m., when the Largo
United Wolves come to town.
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander
opens up at 2:30 p.m. Friday, taking on the Brandon
Panthers. Next up is a 9:30 a.m. game against Palm
Harbor and a 4 p.m. kick off against Braden River,
with the finals set for Sunday at noon.
Koala Tee/Islander Bystander kicks off its tour-
nament play at 4 p.m. Friday against the Gainesville
Fusion before returning at 8 a.m. to play First Coast
Soccer. Their third game is at 1 p.m. against North
River on Saturday afternoon. Sunday has semi finals
at 9 a.m. with the championship game at 1 p.m.
The 40-year growth of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center is traced in a new exhibit at the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
In 1913, a one-room schoolhouse was built on land
donated by the Anna Maria Development Company to
the Manatee County School Board. After a new school
was built in Holmes Beach, the building on Magnolia
Avenue became the Anna Maria Teen Club. It was
called the youth center for many years until it was torn
down in the early 1980s when, in 1983, a large, air-
conditioned facility was built with the motto, "A New
Center for Me in '83."
Now a variety of programs attract children and
adults. A staff of six supervises more that 1,000 chil-
dren, ages 4 to 18, and 2,500 adults, all participating in
a variety of programs.
The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday, and
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 778-0492.
Audubon snakes, field trip
The Manatee County Audubon Society will have
a program on Florida snakes when it meets Thursday,
Nov. 19, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 5115
44th Ave., W., Bradenton. John Schmitt, president of
the Manasota Herpetological Society, will lead the pro-
gram. Details are available at 756-7841.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, the society is sponsoring a
field trip to Erie Pond to study wintering wild fowl,
land birds and warblers. Trippers are to meet at 7:30
a.m. at Harmony Hall in the Colony Cove, 7520 High-
way 301 in Ellenton. Information may be obtained at
722-1781 and 776-1679.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 25, 1998 N PAGE 29 3 --
COMMUNITY CENTER SOCCER LEAGUE TEAMS
Division I, B&M Heating & Cooling
I -, jth.
Division I, Handy Trac Systems
Division I, West Coast Air Conditioning and Heating
Division II, Bealls
Division II, Jessie's Island Store
Division I, Ben Webb Landscaping
Division II, HE Inc.
l i] PAGE 30 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
COMMUNITY CENTER SOCCER LEAGUE TEAMS
Division II, Longboat Observer
Division II, Mr. Bones
Division 111, Beach Bistro
division ill, tBriage Street fier & Cafe
Division 111, alati Marine
Division III, Harry's Continental Kitchens
Division III, Oden-Hardy Construction
congratulates all the
teams, coaches and
fans for another great
Division III, Palm Tree Villas
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER F NOVEMBER 25, 1998 PAGE 31 Ai
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-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.
WANTED: LITTLE TYKES used (barely?) furniture
and outdoor play equipment, playground or other fun
stuff for one-year-old girl. 778-1102.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. $500. 778-7978.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $7.50 lb. to benefit Island Players. Call
SunCoast Real Estate at 779-0202 for information or
delivery. Also available at the Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
OVAL DINING TABLE by Broyhill and four cane-back
cushion chairs. 18-inch leaf. Washed woodtone. Like
new! $300. 779-1194.
AVON SKIN-SO-SOFT, Anew Cosmetics, Night
Force, and gifts. Catalogs, free gift. Delivery. Service
- call Alison 383-6201. Phone calls returned fast!
QUEEN-SIZE sofa bed and matching love seat. Very
good condition. $150 for both. Call 778-7733.
MUST SELL house contents. Newer Florida styles and
colors. Three-piece living room set, coffee table, end
tables, lamps, pictures. Henry Link bedroom furniture.
All must go! Call for appointment. Suzi 778-5638.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
612"Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesdays, Thursdays,
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Donations only Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Al-
ways clearance sales. 113 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
MY MOTHER WAS hooked on sweepstakes. Sale
dates Saturday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 29, 8
a.m. to Noon. Her loss will be your gain. Coming
soon. All merchandise new. Shop early for Christ-
mas. 210 64th Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Saturday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. Furniture,
sleeper sofa, microwave, easy chairs, bedroom set,
tables, and miscellaneous household. 100 52nd
Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 28,8 a.m. Office and
patio furniture, catamaran, children's clothes, games,
etc. 538 68th Street N., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Saturday, Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Moved to a much smaller house. Lots of good things
have got to go! 112 Hammock Road, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Friday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m. to noon. Oak
dresser, toy chest, Bongo-Gap clothes, many miscella-
neous items. Reasonable. 328 Tarpon Street, Anna Maria-
YARD SALE Saturday, Nov. 28 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Furniture and lots of good stuff. 606 Ambassador
Lane, Key Royale.
RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 28 8 a.m.
Bradenton Beach Fire Station, Highland Avenue,
GARAGE SALE Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tools, fishing tackle, CB radios, clothes,
and household items. 2915 Avenue C, Holmes Beach.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, quality
copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine Ave.,
PLEASE HELP ME I think my wife is having an affair. I
believe she has been seeing the same man for twenty-
four years. Please help me catch her at the Sandcastle
Players production of Bernard Slade's "Same Time
Next Year". The show opens Nov. 27 and continues
Nov. 28 and 29, December 4 through 6 and December
10 through 13. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at Marina
Bay Restaurant Ticket prices are $20 for dinner and the
show and $10 for show only tickets. Tickets will be on
sale at Marina Bay Restaurant beginning Nov. 20. For
more information call 745-3585.
HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or PC.
Training, intemet, hardware selection and installa-
tion. Call Ed, 778-2553.
ISLAND PLAYERS COMIC MUSICAL, Cinderella,
Dec. 4, 5, and 6, 8 p.m. Matinee Dec. 5, 2 p.m. $10.
Children $5 (matinee only). Box office opens Nov. 30.
COMING SOON Anna Maria Elementary School,
CRITTER SITTER. Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, and lots of TLC! 778-6000.
SIXTH ANNUAL MULLET SALE
.Aore than a mullet wrapper!
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Fresh mullet T-shirts $7.50
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST REGULAR PRICE $10
On sale through Wed., Dec. 2 -- Think Christmas!
($8.03 including Florida sales tax)
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive
iB PAGE 32 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
P *eR S T O o i dA & O N o n
LOST KITTEN 10-week old male, black and gray
stripes. Very vocal, 3105 Avenue F. 778-8221.
1995 HONDA PRELUDE S, black 5-speed, power
sunroof and windows. New tires, CD player, excellent
condition. Pregnant, must sell! $11,900. 778-6234.
20 Gul Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
OUR SCOREBOARD FOR '98:
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WE NEED LISTINGS
OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SELLING,
BUYING OR RENTING, STOP BY OR CALL US.
WE WORK HARD ... WE ADVERTISE ...
AND WE PRODUCE RESULTS.
VILLAGE GREEN 2BR/2BA, tile, roof, enclosed lanai. $118,000.
EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000.
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated. Owner "anxious and
WHITE AVENUE beach access. 3BR/2BA, large lot, immaculate,
LOT 9,427 square feet. Palm Harbor subdivision. $108,500.
10 ACRES with house. Zoned PDR. Near golf courses.
$235,000. 795-6216 after hours.
LOT C-2 100x90 Walk to beach $150,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner anxious $39,000 OBO.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
94 ISUZU RODEO; V6, auto, all power, cold air,
many extras runs great. $10,500 obo. 778-2581.
1990 GEO TRACKER LSI. air conditioning, AM/FM
tape deck, four-wheel drive. $3,300. 778-4941.
1979 OLDS CUTLASS sedan, original owner, runs
good. $750 obo. 778-5591.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
PURCHASE OR REFINANCE
Compare our Rates & Cost
We are lower than the national average
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Linda or Ted Davis offer over 35 years experience
CALL (941)779-2113 or (800)226-3351
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Lio. Mortgage Broker's Serving All of Florida
Remembering all our friends this Thanksgiving Day ...
"Happy Thanksgiving and many warm memories."
MARIE 'LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South Half and full day.
Gift certificates available for Christmas. For informa-
tion call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
WET OR DRY boat storage. Fuel, ice, bait available,
$5 per foot. Island Marine, 412 Pine Avenue, Anna
ISLAND MARINE NOW OPEN. Full service, storage,
bottom painting, boat rentals, bait and tackle. 412
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 778-1260.
1989 CONTINENTAL TANDEM deck boat trailer.
$1,000 firm. 1970 14-ft Crestliner boat and trailer with
6-hp Evinrude. Used six hours. $995 firm. 798-9106.
BOAT TRAILER, dual axle, steel frame, carries up to
25-ft boat. Call 778-6774.
HOLMES BEACH TRIPLEX
2/1, 2/1, Efficiency. Convenient to everything, walk to beach.
New A/C 1997, new roof 1998. Large lot. Two units turnkey
furnished, carpet, tile and more. Garage and carport.
$210,000 Make an offer! 778-5057
Hi! I'm Marianne
C For any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
Gulffront Seasonal Xental
.- ,L.j Gulffront view, steps to
the beach, Intracoastal view.
Si 1 2BR/1.5BA. Furnished.
S$500 per week, $1,700 per
month. No pets. No smoking.
Pager # (810)402-8726,
Ask for Tamara.
803 & 805 South Gulf Drive
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Carol S. Heinze
Ich Spreche Deutsch
2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900.
3BR/2BA in each unit. Central
Holmes Beach location. Close to
shopping, library and restaurants.
$92,000. 3BR/2BA home with
cathedral ceilings in the great room.
Attached 1-car garage. Close to
Manatee High School. IB32225
KEY ROYALE renovated 3BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with boat dock. Per-
fect entertainment area around pool &
patio. Turnkey furnished with large
fireplace. $299,000. Ask for Karin
Stephan 751-1155. IB33135.
ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/2.5BA
home on a canal with boat house.
No bridges to Tampa Bay & Gulf.
Only 1 block to the beach. IB32204.
Call Karin Stephan 751-1155.
All my listings can be seen on the
world wide web. http://www.pruflorida.com
Denise R. Langlois
ISLAND DUPLEX. This 3BR/1 BA and
2BR/1BA is a great investment and
only steps to the beach. Has a large
backyard w/lots of trees on a quiet
street. $184,500. IB00908.
PALMA SOLA BLVD Build your
dream home on this large corner lot in
a beautiful residential neighbor-
WINTER & SUMMER RATES
ASK FOR BOB LOSE
WAITING FOR YOU!!! Beautiful Key Royale home with open floor, extra large kitchen, low maintenance stone yard,
and southern exposure. $242,500. Call Roni Price 751-1155. #1B30382.
BAYVIEW... CANAL...POOL...DOCK! Newer Key West Style. Our Best Investment Property! Lots Of Room. Beau-
tiful Views. Huge Heated Pool! $348,000 Call Karen Lohse Or Connie Volts 751-1155. IB25369.
COME TAKE A LOOK AT ME... An enclosed lanai makes this 3BR/2BA home with cathedral ceilings special. Also
has fenced yard with patio overlooking pond with room for a pool. Great family neighborhood and close to schools and
1-75. $94,000. Call Denise Langlois 751-1155. IB31528.
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This immaculate, custom-built home is located only
a few minutes walk from Gulf and bay beaches in
one of the Island's quietest neighborhoods.
Features include cathedral ceilings, a cheerful loft
and a gourmet kitchen. A huge, secluded lanai,
surrounded by tropical foliage, offers a panoramic
view of Lake La Vista.
Top-notch materials and workmanship are evident
throughout. A metal Key West roof, Anderson
thermopane windows and motorized storm shutters
are just a few of the extras which make this a
special house. There's much, much more. Price:
Interested? Call John Michaels at 779-1101
for a personal tour.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1998 0 PAGE 33 Ij
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses* Bungalows
5910 Marina Dr* Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present....
A DIRECT BAYFRONT
lot with three charming cot- t
tages that all have tenants "
in place. Located on Anna
Maria Sound with fantastic
views of Sarasota Bay and.
Sarasota skyline beyond.
Use as investment or the future site of your new home. Direct
bayfront on Anna Maria Island for $215,000!
MOVING TO TOWN ? 2BR/2BA condo with a lovely wooded
greenbelt view. Glass-enclosed lanai and lots of closet space.
Located in a beautiful community with pool and tennis. $65,000.
ZONED RETAIL, OFFICE, RESIDENTIAL
Large piece of property with a 4BR/3BA building.
Separate apartment for owner or tenant. 260 feet of
road frontage provides easy access and ample park-
ing. 315 and 317 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. $199,900!
550 FEET TO THE GULF
Two bedroom decorated in a bright beach motif.
screened lanai overlooks a tropical paradise rear
garden. Offered turnkey furnished at $209,900!
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork at 726-1704
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
L )(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
STEPS TO THE BEACH
This newly renovated condo shows like a model
home! New kitchen, tile floors, completely
renovated. 2BR/1.5BA turnkey furnished includ-
ing washer/dryer. Pool. Close to beach and
shopping. Asking $125,900. Call Gulf-Bay
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House turnkey furnished
condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $239,000.
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home across from Key Royale Golf Course.
Prime residential area. Private dock on deep water canal
with direct access to Intracoastal Waterway. $289,900.
2BR/2.5BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
ISLAND D UJP.LEX-
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Large caged pool,
2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, security system,
fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished condo. Very close to beach,
shopping, doctors and restaurants. Tennis, heated pool,
elevator. Great rental history. $114,900.
3012 Gulf Drive 1BR/1BA $500
2303 Ave. C 2BR/IBA Duplex $725
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay, Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport & Northbeach Village
$700 week/$1,500 month
Julie Gilstrap 779-0202
LTG, GRI 1(800)732-6434
Property Manager ANNA MARIA
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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3BR/3BA ELEVATED HOME. Open and airy greatroom with
fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has his-and-hers walk-in
closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened deck over-
looks the boat ramp and dock with electric and water hook up.
No bridges. Ample parking and storage under 2,100 sq. ft. of air
conditioned space. Asking $369,900. Please call 795-7805.
Island home in Bay
Palms. Canal over 7 ft.
deep at high tide. Direct
S' access to bay. Room for
a pool. $249,900.
Reduced to $239,000.
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
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package, LORAN fish finder 5.7, EFI. Like new, less
than 100 hours, under warranty. Dry storage. Must
sell! $25,000. 941-644-2951.
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.,
HOUSEKEEPING nonsmoking, reliable. Variety of
housekeeping duties. Harrington House Bed and
CIRCLE K now hiring full-time, part-time sales asso-
ciates. All shifts,-great benefits. Apply in person, two
locations in Bradenton Beach.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE agents. Excellent split.
Replies confidential. SunCoast Real Estate. Call
Julie Gilstrap, 779-0202 or evenings and week-
FULL TIME/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip of
the Island. 778-3909.
HELP WANTED wait staff, hostess, cocktail,
bussers, sous chef, line cook, and valet. Buccaneer
PRESCHOOL TEACHER/CAREGIVER Loving, ma-
ture, patient, and energetic person wanted for toddler
class at Island Preschool. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Call 778-7218.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE Agents wanted due to
the anticipated inventory expansion of new model
homes. Confidential interview. Call Dolly Young at
778-0807 or 778-5427 evenings.
SALES PERSON NEEDED for natural cleaning
products, personal care, and nutritional products. Call
for interview. 761-8499.
SHARKY'S STEAK AND SEAGRILL Opening soon.
Hiring all positions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts.
Apply 2519 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach 779-9151.
FLORAL DESIGNER Experienced, part time. Busy
shop for season. Apply Island Florist, 5312 Marina
HOME TRUE VALUE wants two part-time people for
sales. Join our happy crew. Work is fun at True
Value. 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TRADEWINDS RESORT now accepting applications
for housekeepers, office help, and maintenance. Full
and part-time. Please apply at 1603 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. only.
YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR Immediate
full-time opportunity to direct and motivate after-school
and day camp programs for elementary age children
and teen girls. Positive, sincere, compassionate
attitude. Creativity, organization, and communication
skills. Ability to manage staff and implement enrichment
activities. Education and recreation management
experience a plus. Drug-free workplace. $8.50 to $9.00
per hour to start. Salary/benefits after. Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 778-1908, fax 778-9511.
COUNSELORS for elementary-age after-school pro-
gram, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays plus occasional
eves, Saturdays for teen programs. Dependable,
flexible, positive attitude. Excellent communication
skills with children and adults. Education, artistic or
recreation skills a plus. $6.00 to $7.00 per hour. Drug
Free Workplace. Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 778-1908, fax 778-9511.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
PROFESSIONAL MATURE EXPERIENCED PCA/
CNA available for personal care in your home. Special
care for all services. References available. 795-6447.
HOME CAREGIVER State Certified. Specializing in the
care of the elderly. 8 to 24 hours. Compassionate and
dependable. References available. Call 798-3751.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Call Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-
5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Also palm tree
pruning. Dependable, reasonable, insured, free estimates.
Back yards and small jobs okay. 730-0001, 749-5451.
PHONO-GRAPHIX foolproof reading and spelling
method for ages four to adult. Free testing. Certified
Reading Therapist, 795-0303.
DANCE DANCE DANCE Ballroom dancing, it's fun!
Graceful movement, great music. I'll teach you in
your own home. Robin Rhodes 778-0465.
Imcall us 1s
Visit us at our web site http://iwww.islandreal.com
We're thankful again this year for all our Customers and the entire Business Community
for supporting us and helping make 1998 the best year ever Happy Thanksgiving!
SECLUDED ISLAND ELEGANCE! Enjoy
fabulous open water views of the intracoastal
waterway, an open floor plan, 3 bedroom
suites, 2 of which have open water views.
Fireplace, pool, dock, many fruit trees and
exterior garden lights. $429,750.
LOCATED ON THE BAYOU in secluded,
private Marina Isles. 4BR/3.5B has wrap
around windows, pool, large eat in kitchen.
Loft tower has special roof top views.
NORTH END OF ANNA MARIA Island
stilt house nestled in the tree tops. Shaded
cul-de-sac quiet street. New roof 8/98 great
SHELL POINT turnkey furnished condo
with carport and large storage room. Unit
overlooks the pool area from the screened
porch on the ground level. $129,000.
DRAMATIC SUNSETS and shimmering
water! Gorgeous end unit in Smugglers Landing
on the Cortez peninsula. Open, airy floor plan
and 40ft deep canal boat slips with easy access to
intracoastal and gulf waters. $239,900.
WATERFRONT SHOWPLACE! Beautiful
canalfront Island Gem! Lushly landscaped
with privacy and seclusion. Dock and davits
and boat lift. $499,900.
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LEARNING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM. develop-
ing the mental skills vital for fast and efficient learn-
ing. Ages six to adult. Free testing. Call 795-0303.
HOLIDAY CLEANING. Team of experienced House-
keepers. Island residents. Free estimates. Call
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES Licensed, Bonded.
Residential, commercial, homes, condominiums,
rentals. Move in/out. Get ready for season..Esti-
mates. Beverly. 778-1945.
BUSINESS WEB SITES/PAGES, place your busi-
ness into the cutting-edge of Internet marketing 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Call for Free consulta-
tion. Al Jones SunCoast Web Services. 778-4077.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exterior and
windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call
DOMESTIC ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for hire.
Let me help you organize your life at home and at
work. Reliable, with good references. 761-8499.
HUSBAND AND WIFE team. Will do house cleaning,
yard work; together or separate. Reliable and reason-
able. References. 727-1683.
APPEARANCE CONSULTANT for business, profes-
sional, or retired women. Wardrobe enhancement,
closet cleanup, personal shopping assistance, and
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL and condominiums. Ex-
perienced, affordable, dependable, and honest. Call
Jeanie for free estimates. 778-7770.
DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE. Shell, mulch, gravel
hauling of all kind. 25-yards shell delivered and
spread. Call Larry 778-0119.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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This light and spacious, recently refurbished
duplex offers an expansive 2BR/1.5BA owner's
home with beamed ceilings, new Florida room,
and sparkling swimming pool! Tidy 1 BR/1 BA has
annual tenant at $550 per month. The oversized,
high-and-dry, beautifully landscaped lot is located
on the north end of Holmes Beach within easy
walking distance of beautiful Gulf beach! At
$265,000, this one won't last long.
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FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
LAWN MAINTENANCE mowing, trim, clean up,
weeding, reliable adult, Island resident, references.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE It's time to plant and fertilize your yard. Call
now for a free professional landscaping estimate.
Choose from our huge selection of citrus and palm
trees, annuals, and shrubs. 5704 Marina Dr. Holmes
Beach 778-4441 We have adopted the E. Bay and
Manatee traffic triangle, watch us beautify the island.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/dining
room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years
experience, self-employed in the construction trades.
I am handy to have around, 778-1110.
COME RELAX AND ENJOY your own beach getaway.
Townhouse with three balconies, partial Gulf view and steps to the
beach. Comfortably fumished. Great rental potential. $119,500. Bob
Bumett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31177
LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. The perfect beach
neighborhood. Walk to the beach or launch your boat at
nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old Florida.
$204,900. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277
CANALFRONT HOME in Longboat Key
Village. Close to shopping and restaurants.
Short walk to the beach. Direct boating
access to the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico.
$204,000. Bob Bumett, 387-0048.
SPECTACULAR SUNSET VIEW from this
remodeled Palma Sola Bayfront home. Over
3,600 sq. ft., 4BR/4B, large rec room great for
pool table. Spacious master suite with great
views. Fireplace, pool, dock and davits.
$569,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R31738
MAGNIFICENT contemporary residence on
Sarasota Bay. soaring ceilings, marble,
granite and Italian tile, outstanding design.
4BR/3B, lower level storage. $1,200,000.
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R25931
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, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two 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.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
A LOCAL PAINTER with 25 years experience,
licensed and insured. Power washing also. Free
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA
home. Sailboat water canal front, large dock with
water and electric. Private boat ramp. All of this and
just steps to great Gulf beach. Annual $2,300 month,
COMMERCIAL SPACE: SPACIOUS 1,554 sq. ft.
ideal for studio plus 518 sq. ft. work room with sink
and plus 360 sq. ft. private office space. $1,500/mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.
PALMA SOLA PARK. Furnished 3BR/2BA pool
home. Fireplace, two car garage. $1,200 month, an-
nual lease. Pool care included, no pets. Call Smith
CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME. Freshly painted. Deeded
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $169,000. Bob Bumett,
CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from Public
Beach. Consists of four buildings, NW building offers owner's
unit, rental unit, office and two-car garage. All other buildings of-
fer two units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746,3200. CM31317
PARCELS available from 4 to 30 acres
all at $7,000 per acre. All located on
adjacent roads. Cleared and ready to
build on. $57,000. Pat Willingham 722-
4412 or Del Couch, 722-3477. L33743
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
GREAT WESTSIDE family home with over
2,000 sq. ft. 4BR3B, open design with lots of
ceramic tile. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac.
Close to schools. $137,900. Sandy Drapala,
794-3354 or Kathy Drapala, 792-9122. R33396
COMFORT can be found in this 3 or 48R2B
home in Mill Creek. Greatroom with stone fire-
place, walk-in closets, eat-in kitchen, 2-1/2 car
attached and 25'x30' detached garage.
$169,900. Sara La Plante, 7484389. R32292
OUTSTANDING RESIDENCE. Veranda,
library, exercise room, gourmet kitchen, blard
room. 4BR/3.58, gas heated spa/pool. Le-
stone flooring, crown molding. Exceptional
design. In gated community. $660,000. Kathy
Marcnko, 792-9122. R23232
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
LaHauling By the cut or by the month.
Law We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
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Quality home repair and maintenance
S Steven Kaluza 778-4173
SIsland References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price. "
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 778-2860
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
FREE ESTIMATES SENIOR DISCOUNTS
S *Longtime Island Resident
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Old Style Diner Mugs: *750
Island Shopping Center, H.B.
HIRING FOR SEASON
FT & PT AM & PM
Needed efficiency expert,
Mr/Mrs Clean, Super
Salesperson and outgoing
Come Work on The Beach!
We Will Train
Servers & Bussers
Apply in Person
100 Spring Ave.
Custom Homes Remodeling
NICE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX located in Holmes Beach.
Annual rental, air conditioning, washer/dryer hookup.
$675 month, first, last and security, 795-7805.
FALL SPECIAL $140 week for one person, $175
week for two persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger
groups available. Discount available for shorter stays.
Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-5405 or 800-
SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/security,
no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes trash,
water and sewer. One left! Call 792-2779.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, 1340 sf with two restrooms. Call Smith Realtors,
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for rent,
approximately 270 sf. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0777.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. Open 1999 winter sea-
son, $3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off
ANNUALS: 2BR/1 BA duplex, 2303 Avenue C $725;
3012 Gulf Drive 1BR/1BA duplex, $500; Seasonals:
2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island Club $3,500; 2BR/2BA
Runaway Bay $2,600; 2BR/2BA Bridgeport $2,300.
Call Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.
ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1 BA duplex. Quiet family build-
ing. No pets. 8108 Gulf Dr. $650 per month and $650
security. Includes cable, water, gas. 792-3226.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished 1,800 sf
home, 150 yards from beach, Gulf side. Washer/
dryer, all inclusive. Small pet negotiable, non-smok-
ing. 114 81st Street, 813-681-9111.
BRADENTON BEACH 110 Bridge Street, commer-
cial building, 30-ft by 80-ft, air conditioned. Lease for
one year plus. Ed Z. 758-5838.
INFORMATION ON THE new proposed Bridge
Street Village Towne Homes, retail or office space
and new restaurant. Call Ed Z. 758-5838.
ANNA MARIA 4BR/2.5BA home with elevator. Beau-
tiful Gulf views. Steps to beach, no pets or smokers.
Seasonal, four or five months, $3,000 month. 941-
HOLMES BEACH Vacation rental condominium
2BR/3BA. Pool, across from beach, partial gulf view.
$545 weekly, $1,685 monthly, $2,125 seasonally.
CHARMING FRENCH COUNTRY Island home.
Beautiful turret and Gulf view. 4BR/3BA. 107 Beach
Avenue, Anna Maria. $2,000 per month, off season.
$3,100 per month, in season. 794-8202.
ANNA MARIA gulf front apartments available for sea-
son. Choice location, 2 and 3BR, fully loaded, porch,
patio, sun deck. No pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL DIRECT GULF view 1BR/1BA elevated
apartments. $595 per month includes water and garbage.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for details.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA apartment in Anna
Maria. Updated interior and furnishings, dishwasher,
tile floors. $660 per month includes water. No Pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for details.
NEAR BEACH 2BR/2BA. New Berber carpet,
washer-dryer hookup, balcony, annual. No. pets.
$700 per month. First and security. 776-2083.
HOLMES BEACH Seasonal rental. Three to four
months. Tastefully furnished, one story, 2BR/2BA.
One block from gulf beach. $2,100 month. Utilities
included. 210 64th St. Call Tampa 813-238-5349 or
BEACH HOUSE immaculate, 2BR/1BA gulffront
home near Bean Point. Large kitchen, living room,
dining room, garage, lanai, tile floors, ceiling fans.
Open December 6 through December 13, $700; also
open January 3 through January 31, $1000/week.
Call Betsy Hills Real Estate: 778-2291.
BEAUTIFUL NEW 3BR/2BA, Terra Ceia Bay condo-
minium. turnkey, 5th floor, fabulous bay view, pool,
tennis, golf, easy access. $2,400/mo. 924-8274.
TWO-STORY CONDOMINIUM Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2.5BA, complete laundry, two car garage, 3 decks, 1
screened. Completely furnished. Annual or
ROOMMATE: large 1BR/1BA, large living room, effi-
ciency kitchen, separate entry, guest parking, washer/
dryer. $700 utilities included, pool.extra, 778-6099.
PERICO BAY VILLA 2BR/2BA. Garage, glassed and
tiled lanai, deck, immaculate, neutral colors. Most
desirable location. Pool, tennis, cable included.
$1,200 per month. Call Joyce 941-795-7934.
MARTINIQUE NORTH 2BR Gulf front, bay view,
pool. and tennis court. January and March. Call
SEASONAL/ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA unit. Steps to beach
in Holmes Beach. New carpet and tile. 778-1193.
AVAILABLE JANUARY, FEBRUARY, April. Furnished
1BR cottage 200 feet to beach. Private, quiet, clean.
Close to restaurants, shops, and fishing pier. 778-8571.
HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES $25
$25 Off the gift Everyone Loves!
MANATEE MEDICAL MASSAGE
Experienced Caring Professional
Hurry Expires 12/2/98 941-748-0475 MA0015568
Join other progressive companies by
putting your business on the Web
Internet Marketing Wed Sites/Hosting
Custom Web Page Domain Name Registration
www.suncoastweb.com e-mail: aL@suncoastweb.com
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We come to yon!
Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.
Please note new phone number:
THE AREA'S #T MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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2BR DUPLEX APARTMENT Unfurnished for annual
lease in Anna Maria near Community Center. Private
deck and back yard. No Pets. 792-8817.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse, steps to
wide sandy beach, completely remodeled, washer/
dryer, great neighborhood, close to everything. $795/
month annual, no pets 778-6743.
ANNUAL 2108 AVENUE B. Bradenton Beach
Duplex. 1BR/1BA. One block from beach. $450 se-
curity and $450 rent. Includes water. Call 778-5807.
ANNUAL TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT 2BR/2BA,
full kitchen, pool, close to beach, shopping. Available
first week November $725 month. 794-3229.
VACATION RENTAL newly decorated 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Pool, close to beach and shopping, full
kitchen, security lighting, $450 weekly/$1,200
monthly /$2,000 monthly seasonal, three month
minimum. Call 755-3229.
NICE 2BR/2BA apartment, carport, central air,
washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, single or couple.
No pets, $750 includes water. 778-1259.
ANNA MARIA LARGE 2 BR apartment overlooking
water at Anna Maria City Pier. Available December
and January, $1,200 month. Completely furnished,
electric, phone and cable included. Call 778-9188.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA annual. Beautiful
view, pool, tennis. Call Valerie Krus at Wedebrock
Real Estate, 778-6665.
TURNKEY 2BR APARTMENTS across from beach,
$450 weekly. Some winter dates available now. Low
Fall rates. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
DUPLEX 29R new carpet, paint, unfurnished, 400-ft
to beach, no pets. $700 plus.security, first and last.
Also furnished available. 778-8352.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/1 BA ground floor quiet, paradise.
,Canalfront, lanai, deck, dock, half block to beach.
,$550 week, $2,000 month, 778-8559.
-HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rentals, one and two
bedroom apartments. Heated pool, stones throw to
:beautiful Gulf beaches. 778-4368.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA homes for
rent, fully updated, half block to beach, boat dock:
80th Street. 795-0413.
HOLMES BEACH LARGE 3BR/1BA, duplex, annual
for rent. $700 plus deposit. No pets. One block to
VACATION RENTALS still available ranging from a
1 BR villa $1300 per month to a 3BR house with pool
on gulf $3500 per month. Others are $1600, $2200,
$2600 and $2800. Call Carol Saulnier at Green Real
Estate for availability 778-0455.
REASONABLE RENTAL Wanted February through
March or exchange country home near Canada's
capital, Ottawa, Ontario. Also, three to four months
next season. Call 778-0596 now, or 613-258-4207
after December 15.
SPECTACULAR VIEW Gulffront 3BR/2BA home.
View from every room. Huge deck. Available now
through December 18. Weekly. 813-920-5595 or
ARTIST HIDEAWAY on lovely Anna Maria Island.
Newly remodeled. February 1 through January 1.
Gulfview apartment. Tropically landscaped. Quiet
setting. Across from beach. Annual lease. 753-8866.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. One block
from beach. Available December, $800 per month.
January through February and March, $1,000 per
month. Includes basic cable, electric, and local phone
service. Call 778-4611.
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rentals for 1999. Gulffront
3BR/3BA newer elevated home available April and
May, $3,000 per month; Bayfront 2BR/2BA newer
elevated home available January through April,
$2,000 per month; West of Gulf Drive, Maple Avenue
2BR/2BA elevated, close to Gulf, available January
15 to May, $1,850 per month; 2BR/2BA elevated,
close to everything, available April, $1,850 per
month. Call Horizon Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-
0426, fax 778-1929.
SEASONAL DECEMBER through January. 2BR,
400-ft to beach. Very clean, phone, washer/dryer.
108 39th Street. Turnkey, $1,000 per month. 1 800-
977-0803 or 778-4523.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX. Unfurnished, stove,
refrigerator. Gulf Drive. Steps to beach, $625 per
month plus utilities. 778-4941.
SEASONAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA townhouse.
Short block to beach, $2,000 per month; 2BR/2BA,
plus den, unit. 100-ft to beach, $2,100 per month.
Call for additional information. Anna Maria Realty,
NEW 3BR/2.5BA beach house. Gulf view, very nice,
completely furnished, due to late cancellation. Avail-
able Dec. 20 through April 1, $3,500 per month. No
smoking, no pets. 778-5591.
ADORABLE GULF VIEW apartment. Across from
beach. 1BR/1BA suitable for one or two persons.
Garbage and water included. Furnished, certain pets
accepted, private fenced-in area, annual. First, last,
and security. $525 per month. 778-2471.
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM. Pool, beach, tennis,
dock, carport, unfurnished. Old Florida Realty.
OKAY, I MADE a mistake. On broker's advise, over-
priced my house at $289,900. No sale. Now reduced
to a motivated $229,900, a $60,000 swing! Best is-
land buy? You betcha. 3/4BR/3BA, huge office/in-law
studio with water-view porch, 2 canal docks w/ boat
lift, solar pool/spa, fruit trees, workshop, storage, big
maintenance-free corner lot. Appraisal and loan
available. Seller will pay all closing costs. 388-3885.
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OPEN HOUSE Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. 4BR/4BA, large home, waterfront, boat dock,
5900 sf under roof, three years new. Many extra's.
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Ted
Davis, Owner/broker. 778-6155.
ISLAND CANAL HOME renovated 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, family room, office, and garage. New dock..
Appraised at $210,000. Owners anxious. Offered at
TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner
finance. Bradenton Beach. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.
ANNA MARIA BY OWNER 3BR/2BA with den/office,
elevated, fireplace, spa, fenced yard, alarm system.
Lots of extras, immaculate. Asking $245,000. Call
TIMESHARE RESALES save thousands. Best val-
ues on the island, one and two bedrooms. Ask about
our buy one get one free offer. Via Roma & Resort
66,778-8202, Bluegreen Resorts Licensed Broker
FANTASTIC GULF VIEWS from this two-story, 2nd-
floor apartment! Located 100-ft to natural beach in
quaint Anna Maria City. Offering second unit for
rental income while you enjoy your vacation on the
island! Both units furnished and total price is only
HOUSE FOR SALE Anna Maria quiet street, close to
beach. 2BR/2BA, screen porches, large garage, every-
thing updated. Beautiful yard. $179,900. 778-6172.
LONGBOAT KEY on the bay. Incredible view. Beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA home. Immaculate landscaping. Na-
ture lover's delight, bird watcher's paradise, and dol-
phins at your door. Fisherman's dream. For sale by
motivated seller. $329,000. 941-387-8054.
GULF FRONT CONDOMINIUM Lovely view, spacious
1BR. Walk in closets, nicely turkey fumished, ceramic
tile, covered parking, heated pool, tennis. $149,900.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE of a condominium and
the privacy of a home. 2BR/2BA, attached garage,
garden patio, walk in closets, full size washer and
dryer. $124,000. Ask for Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
PERICO BAY CLUB Bayberry 2BR/2BA lake view unit
on waterside lane offered by original nonsmoking
owner. Upgrades include hurricane shutters and fin-
ished lanai. $124,900. For information, call 795-7301.
BAYFRONT ESTATE two homes plus duplex.
$725,000, $20,000 below appraisal. 109 13th Street,
Bradenton Beach. Open house Sundays, 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. By owner, Michelle 322-2101.
TRAILER ON LOVELY shaded lot, bright, open, airy.
500 sf of living space including 10-ft by 20-ft living
room with hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. Stor-
age shed, fresh paint, new kitchen cabinet doors,
remodel almost complete. Easy walk to beach or bay
from 416 4th Street, Sandpiper, $19,900. 1-800-977-
0803 or 778-4523.
3BR/2BA TWO YEARS old, wooded, near MCC,
schools, shopping. Reduced, high 80's. 727-3511.
OPEN HOUSE Saturday, November 28, 1998,12 p.m.
to 4 p.m. 603 Baronet Lane, Key Royale, 778-2409.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
400 21st Place, Bradenton Beach. Island canal
home. 2BR/2BA, office, renovated, new dock. Ap-
praised $210,000. Owners anxious. Offered at
$199,000. Call 779-1128.
MOBILE HOME on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
near Intracoastal Waterway. 12-ft by 32-ft, newly re-
modeled. $5,500. Must sell! Call 746-5569.
RIVERDALE CANALFRONT LARGE 3BR/2.5BA
home. Two story, 90-ft dock, covered 10,000 Ib boat
lift. $210,000. 4116 2nd Avenue NE. 747-3630.
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FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA, open kitchen,
Florida room, boat dock. Holmes Beach. 761-9245.
THE QUAINT LIFE of living on the tip of Anna Maria
Island! 3BR/2BA with lots of charm, including fireplace,
vaulted ceiling, and large lot with nice updated baths.
Nice set up for guest quarters! $179,900. Brian Heavrin
or Judy Leetzow RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 758-7777.
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'NORTH SHORE DR. Custom remod-
eled 2BR/2BA beach house. Numerous
custom amenities and lush native
landscaping. $299,900. #30509. Michael
Advocate 778-2246. Eves. 778-0608.
Panoramic Bayfront views from this 3BR/
2BA home with deep-water dock and lift.
David Moynihan. #28633 ........ #379,500
Perico Island-style Living 3BR/3BA
spacious pool home in private, lush setting.
Michael Advocate. #30186...... $255,200
Custom-built 3BR/2BA home with
greatroom design. Vaulted ceilings, large
porches and lovely views of bay. David
Moynihan. #30851 ................. $229,500
Great Neighborhood 2-3BR/2BA home
one block to Gulf beaches. Recently
painted in and out. Extra storage shed.
Michael Advocate. #33567 .... $173,600
Great Rental or Vacation Home in
serene setting. 2BR/2BA move-in condi-
tion with handicap access and new A/C.
Spa on deck. Two blocks to beach. A
must see! Ed Oliveira. #31213$149,900
LIVING AT ITS BEST 3-4BR/3BA Perico
Island living at its best. Minutes to Gulf
beach. Has great view of pond. Low
maintenance fee. Move-in condition. Priced
to sell at $142,500. Call Ed Oliveira
778-2246. Eves 778-1751. #33567
NEW LISTING. Direct bayfront views
from this second floor, upgraded 2BR/
2BA Runaway Bay unit. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse. Excellent on-site rentals.
$156,000. #33805 David Moynihan
778-2246. Eves. 778-7976.
Sunbow Bay Condominium 4BR/3BA,
2,300 sq. ft. with Spanish tile, Berber
carpeting, private boat dock. Michael
Advocate. #31928.................. $178,900
Playa Encantada newly listed 2BR/2BA
turnkey furnished unit in one of Anna Maria
Island's finest Gulffront complexes. Call
David Moynihan. Offered at .... $159,500
Spacious Gulffront Condominium 1 BR,
turnkey furnished, ceramictile, covered park-
ing. Yvonne Higgins. #32345..... $149,900
Island Duplex and Island lot. Anna Maria
Gulffront with outstanding views from this
two-story duplex. 2BR/1.5 each unit; turn-
key furnished. #28156............. $497,500
Island Home Site. Terrific views from large
corner lot located on north Anna Maria
Island. Cleared and ready for construction.
David Moynihan. #31448 ........ $129,900
BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
completely redone inside. Central air. All
18-inch ceramic tile floors. Roof about
three years old. Carport and fenced back
yard. $129,500. Call Harold Small
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WALK TO BEACH. 2BR/2BA home with airy,
bright rooms, one-car garage plus one-car carport,
fenced outdoor shower and extra storage, a yard
full of tropical landscaping including five citrus
trees. $189,500. Dial the Duncan's! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
VILLAS NORTH HOLMES BEACH. Well-cared
for 3/BR/2BA villas on quiet residential street.
Short walk to superb beach. Screened lanai, open
decks off bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, hardwood
floors, open floor plan. $162,500 each. Call Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.
CANALFRONT. 2BR/2BA Frank Lloyd Wright-style
home designed by architect H. Patterson Fletcher.
Quality in every detail of this Island gem. Mexican
tile and fossilized coral over fireplace. Porch wraps
around half the home. Gracious canalfront living.
$335,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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under roof home including caged pool. Next to but not
on a canal. Owner anxious. $255,088. Now $229,000.
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KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA excel-
lent value in a prime waterfront home. Nice turn-
key furniture package, nice lot with room for
expansion. Boat dock, wood sun deck. $199,900.
Ken Rickett 778-3026 MLS 31714.
PERICO BAY CLUB Inexpensive Florida living
with all the amenities in this 2BR/2BA unit, one-
car garage, pool, tennis, clubhouse and gated
community. Only minutes to beach. $128,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
KEY ROYALE HOME 3BR/2.5BA canal home
across from the golf course. Wide, deep canal
with boat lift and dock. Sailboat water to Tampa
Bay. Tropical yard with various citrus and fruit
trees. Two-zone A/C plus many upgrades.
$273,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS 30729.
THE BEST FOR THE LEAST A rare find! 2BR/
2BA direct bayfront. Totally furnished! Quiet,
serene setting with pool and steps to shopping.
Only $159,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Best complex
on the Island. Excellent rental too! 2BR/2BA
Gulffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool,
spa, elevator. $269,000 Lynn Hostetler 778-
4800 MLS 31639.
WATERS EDGE 2BR/2BA beachfront condo with
fabulous view of the Gulf. This is a
diamond in the rough with excellent rental
potential. Pool, tennis, elevator, security and beau-
tiful courtyard compliment this complex. $250,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 31846.
ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME, reason-
ably priced 2BR/2BA, large covered deck, nicely
landscaped, private fenced backyard, large ga-
rage and additional bonus family area. $159,000
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800 MLS 32383.
IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home for
only $159,900. must be dreaming. Possible owner
financing. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS 32379.
A PLEASURE TO OWN 3BR/2BA home in first-
class condition. Great location, large lot, two-car
garage, plus workshop area. OWNER SAYS SELL!
$179,500. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS#33539.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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) I ,f tIt's the holiday time of year -
time to take an extra moment to
S_ give someone a smile or send a
greeting ... pause to give a
-` quiet hug or a word of praise.
The holidays are special for
friends, family and Islanders.
In our sixth annual Islander Wish Book, we've
1 taken a moment to present stories and pictures
about organizations in our community that deserve
These community service organizations are dedi-
cated to providing assistance to families and individu-
als, 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 a special way for you
to share 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 list to add to your shopping list.
It's The Islander Bystander's way of saying thanks
for the support we've received for the past six years
and a chance for all of us to give something back to our
community. A small contribution can make a big dif-
We offer a special thanks to the sponsor advertis-
ers for making this project possible.
We hope you receive something from the Is-
lander Wish Book ... the joy of giving.
Happy Holidays! Best wishes for 1999!
The Wish Book is made possible due to the extra effort of Islander Bystander staff
members Paul Roat, Pat Copeland, Susan Kesselring, Jim Hanson, Rebecca Barnett.
Kim Durocher, Elaine Stroili. Carrie Price and the entire support staff.
Publisher Bonner Presswood
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Island Community Center
Anna Maria Elementary is the
educational home to 395 students
in kindergarten through fifth
grade, serving families from north
Longboat Key to Anna Maria City.
Our "school by the bay" is a scholas-
tic dream come true for parents, children
and educators alike. It's an elementary
school with high educational standards,
boasting teachers and staff who are able
to find the time to also develop sound
social skills and the desire to learn in our
Adult involvement is a key element to
the school's success. At any given hour you
will find parents and volunteers from the
community on campus and "involved" in
the learning process. Most importantly, by
sharing their precious time, they show our
children that each child and their education
is truly important important enough for
them to be there.
Also rewarding, Islanders who are
unable to volunteer on campus and
want to let the children know they care,
can do so by providing needed "extras"
to make something great even better.
The Islander wish list for Anna
Maria Elementary School is:
Electric pencil sharpeners.
CD music player.
Supplies (colored ballpoint pens,
paper, clay, pencils, dictionaries, col-
ored index cards, rulers with centime-
ters/inches, plastic protractors).
Guinea pig cage and cedar chips
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25-inch television for classroom.
Bean bag chairs (small).
Large clock with movable hands.
Irrigation system for front lawn.
Christmas or classical music CDs.
Ellison machine blocks.
Sandbox toys, playhouse toys,
puzzles, Lego blocks and balls.
Paperback books (intermediate
Clear storage containers.
Tea time (tea cups, pot, tea, cocoa,
graham crackers and popcorn).
Contact Anna Maria Elementary
School at 708-1125. (Not 778.)
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Broker: Nancy Stork
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, David Sork
and Rental Agent Stephanie Bell
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The Privateers raise funds for youth programs and sponsor community events and two big parades a year. At
the Christmas Parade, Dec. 5, they welcome children aboard their ship to meet Santa and receive a gift.
Anna Maria Island Privateers
he Anna Maria Island Privateers was
established as a nonprofit organization in
1971 by a group of men interested in
being a support group for Island youth pro-
grams. Its goals are to promote activities for the
betterment of youth and to render altruistic
services to the community.
Funds raised through the Privateers' July
Fourth picnic, a Halloween party and Thieves'
Markets help support youth programs at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, the
Rubonia Youth Center, the Cortez Community
Center and Privateers' scholarship programs
and various other community needs.
Jim Mixon Insurance, Inc.
5412 Marina Dr Island Shopping Center '....
Holmes Beach 778-2253
Holiday Greetings with Every
Good Wishfor the New Year.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island 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.
through your support, more than 1,200
youth ages 5 to 18 benefited last year
from the Center.
Island businesses sponsored youth pro-
grams and teams and all the volunteers,
coaches, fundraisers, helpline, peer counselors,
tutors, and the 2,300 adults who participated in
adult and senior programs are most appreci-
ated. Program fees and financial support help
the Center to improve and expand its services to
To meet the needs of the 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 responsibil-
To do this the Center must maintain a
dedicated staff and board of directors, all
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,
1998, to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Endowment Trust which will be
matched up to $40,000 by Holmes Beach resi-
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dents Charles and JoAnn Lester and an estate.
Materials and assistance in building a
large entertainment center for the children's
Tape deck for stereo system and micro-
phone floor stand.
New or used basketballs, soccer balls and
other sports equipment.
Filing cabinets (new or used in good
Small executive-type desk and chair for
Six- or eight-foot long tables.
Pentium or 486 computer.
Pressure washer, cordless reciprocating
saw, large floor jack, paint (basic colors: white,
Hand tools. and power tools (impact
wrench, ratchet, impact sockets).
Concrete and workers to improve side-
Golf cart (new or used).
Tractor with front loader or back hoe.
Riding lawn mower
Chain-link fence (4, 6, or 8 foot).
Contact Pierrette Kelly, executive director, 778-
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Cortez Community Center
One of the proudest achievements of the village of
Cortez has to be the public acquisition of the old
schoolhouse and surrounding property.
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
The Islander Wish List for the society:
*.A good strong program to preserve the
village's history in the old Cortez school build-
ing, which is being put into public ownership.
Contact: Ralph Fulford, 794-1844.
The 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
with federal, state, regional and local govern-
ments which directly affect chamber members
and to provide programs of a civic, social,
cultural and aesthetic nature that benefit the
community as a whole.
The chamber also acts as an information
center for Islanders.
The Islander Wish List for the Chamber is:
Two padded matching chairs.
Gallery display lights.
Tables with folding legs.
Contact: Mary Ann Brockman, 778-1541.
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HBed OPEN HOUSE
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5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; 778-5444
sbop for Holibay Gifts in our Craft Area.
Remember, Gift Certificates for Holibay Givifg
The Cortez Community Center operates an
extensive after-school program for chil
dren of the entire Cortez peninsula. Forty
children participate daily.
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 most earnest wishes is for property on
which to build a new center. The current quar-
ters in the old fire station are a vast improve-
ment over the old house which served for some
years, but has some drawbacks, said Green.
"We'd like a real gymnasium, and a real
Organized Fishermen of Florida
was launched in 1967 by active
commercial fishermen and associ-
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 chapter. He was
an apt choice, as grandson of "Capt.
Billy" William Fulford, who arrived
in Cortez in 1890.
During peak fishing years the Cortez
chapter 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
OFF's Wish List for 1998:
Developing public use of the old
school in Cortez, "something for the
future as a way to remember then the
good times were here before the net ban
snatched it all away from us."
Contact: Blue Fulford, 794-2455.
field of our own for outdoor games. Basketball
is outdoors now, and not on our own property,
and football and baseball and soccer have to
borrow space. With a real gym, parents could
play along with their children in the program."
Other items high on the Center's wish list:
Donations to develop the Center's "store"
- children earn coin-dimension points by being
good, doing chores and otherwise helping, then
get to spend the points in the "store" periodi-
cally. "We need things kids like to spend on,
toys and games but also things they'd buy for
Mom and Dad," said Green.
A new pool table.
Contact: Dr. Mary Fulford Green, 756-3784.
he Florida Institute for Saltwater Heri
tage is dedicated to "preserving what is
left of Cortez, working with other orga-
nizations to keep young people out of trouble
and trying to maintain some kind of industry
here" to fill the vacuum caused by the state-
wide prohibition of gillnet fishing for three
That is the assessment of FISH president
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. "I would like to see us fish without perse-
cution and interference, where ocmmon sense
rules and we can live and let live."
What FISH wishes most for the holidays:
Another fine Fishermen's Festival in
Alteration of the net fishing ban to make
Florida west coast fishermen equal to those on the
east coast west coast rules require fishing for
bait to be three miles offshore and gillnetting for
commercial fish nine miles off, while onthe east
coast the rules are one mile and three.
Contact: Blue Fulford, 794-2455.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society
he Anna Maria Island Historical Society is Bradenton Beach for branches of the museum.
a non-profit, educational organization Contact: President Birgit Quam, 778-3679 or
which is dedicated to the study and Executive Administrator Carolyne Norwood,
preservation of all materials relating to the early 778-1514.
history of Anna Maria Island.
Volunteers man the Island Museum at 402
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City. The build-
ing, constructed in the 1920s as an ice house,
houses displays of old photos, maps, newspa-
per clippings, records, books and videotapes
of interviews with early residents. Admission
to the museum is free and adult membership
in the society is $10 per year.
The Islander Wish List of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society is:
A van or pickup truck.
Donations to purchase display racks for
Facilities in Holmes Beach and
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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
Wooden stakes to mark turtle nests.
Yellow paint to mark stakes.
Financial backing for two representatives
to go to international sea turtle symposium.
Financial assistance for printing of infor-
Contact: Suzi Fox, 778-5638.
Save the Manatee Club Inc. is a nonprofit
organization founded in 1981. Its Adopt-
A-Manatee program is its primary funding
source, with proceeds dedicated to manatee
awareness projects, education programs, re-
search and rehabilitation efforts, as well as
lobbying for the protection of the manatee and
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:
Plain paper fax.
Scanner with slide attachment, HP-600
series or equivalent.
Cell Phone (late model).
Computer desks and chairs.
Office supplies: pens, paper clips, manila
folders, regular and legal size paper, etc.
Wireless telephone headsets.
Color printer, HP Deskjet 672, or similar
Computer battery backups.
Contact: Save the Manatee Club, Inc., 500 N.
Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, 1-800-432-5646.
SALES AND DENTAL& Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 Call Toll-free 1-800-211-2323
Turtle Watch volunteers look out for hatchlings as well as nesting mother turtles throughout th e summer.
Pelican Man: friend to wildlife
ale 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 volun-
Islanders who find an injured bird can call
388-4444 any day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or drop
off an injured animal at the sanctuary's drop off
box located by the hospital entrance, 1708 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Anyone interested
in helping.can call Ginger Perlman, volunteer
coordinator, at 388-4444.
Rescue training and volunteer orientation
classes are held each month on Saturday at 10:30
a.m. at the sanctuary on City Island. Call the
sanctuary for dates. Volunteers are always
The Pelican Man's Islander wish list in-
Dawn dishwashing detergent and 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
gray garden hoses, rakes, shovels, clippers.
Plastic terrariums, pet carriers, plastic cat
litter trays, heating pads, pet dishes, metal or
plastic teaspoons, aprons, crockery water dishes
Antibacterial hand soap, garbage bags,
sponges and paper towels and tissues.
A pickup truck (new or used).
Contact: The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary,
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 of injured animals. The nonprofit
volunteer organization also provides educa-
tional presentations at schools and for other
groups and organizations.
Rescue and rehabilitation over the years has
included species suchas white-tail deer, otters,
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. is:
Contact: Michael Conley or Gail Straight, 778-
Environmental health: ManaSota-88
anaSota-88, an environmental health
organization, has spent 28 years
fighting to protect the environment.
Its commitment to safeguard air, land and water
quality is aggressive and uncompromising. The
organization has successfully worked to reduce
millions of pounds of pollutants emitted into
the air and water each year.
EATMAN 0& SMITH
ARCHITECTURE PLANNING LANDSCAPING
129 bridge street post office box 333
bradenton beach, fl. 34217. (941)778-3113
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Tom Eatman AIA
Emily Anne Smith
Volunteers are unpaid and 100 percent of
operating revenues are contributions received
from private individuals. ManaSota-88's attor-
ney is the only person to receive compensation.
The Islander Wish List of ManaSota-88 is:
Volunteer secretarial help.
Contact: Gloria Rains, 722-7413.
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941-778-0700
6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 941-383-5543
7366 Cortez Road Bradenton 941-794-0007
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privileges to all
The Tingley Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach is privately funded and
membership is open to anyone.
Tingley Library has a strong following of
patrons from all three Island cities, Longboat
Key and from the mainland, who enjoy reading
the library's collection of fiction, including best
sellers. Opened in 1994, the number of Tingley
cardholders continues to grow from 1,200 in
1996 to 2,240 today.
Tingley also offers three Macintosh comput-
ers for public use for word processing and for
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 List is:
Subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal or
Investor's Business Daily newspapers.
Audio cassette books.
Late model hardcover and paperback
books, especially recreational reading.
An electric typewriter and wheeled-
Donations for library improvements.
A five-inch folding table for the display of
Donated subscriptions to popular maga-
zines such as Worth, PC, People, Biography;
Vanity Fair, Good Housekeeping, McCall's, etc.
Volunteers for 2 1/2 hours shifts, morning
Contact: Carol Sandidge, library clerk, 779-
Island Rotary Club
Rotary 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 professional
leaders, Rotary provides humanitarian service,
encourages high ethical standards in all vocations,
and builds goodwill and peace in the world.
Rotary began in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 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.
Anna Maria Island Rotary meets every
Thursday for lunch at Marina Bay Restaurant in
Some Island Rotary projects are literacy
training, offering college scholarships, and Project
Kidprint (a photo and fingerprint identification
program for elementary school children).
The Islander Wish List for the Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island is:
*Ideas for Rotary projects based on com-
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.
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The Island Garden Club presented the Island Branch
Library with a gardening reference book last year.
T 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 either to teach or take classes.
The Islander Wish List of the Anna Maria Art
A personal computer.
*; 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.
Meade Academy drawing pads of any size
for children's scholarship classes.
Contact: Ginger White, director, 778-2099.
Roser Men's Club
T he Roser Men's Club is a fellowship
and fundraising organization for
Roser Memorial Community Church
and other organizations.
Proceeds from the group's two annual
pancake brunches are used to support a
variety of activities and organizations includ-
ing church needs, summer camp scholarships,
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 at noon on the
third Tuesday of the month from October to
April. Luncheon is served and guest speakers
talk on a variety of subjects. Men of the
church, community and guests are invited.
The Islander Wish List of the Roser
Men's Club is:
Greater attendance at Thursday
church work sessions.
Greater attendance at the pancake
New members and good attendance at
Contact: John Williamson, 778-1866.
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5424 Marina Drive 778-6903
Friends of the'
F friends 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-
day of the month at 3 p.m. in the Walker-Swift
Meeting Room. A schedule of dates and pro-
grams is available at the library.
The Islander Wish List of the Friends of the
Donations of new or used cookbooks for
the fund-raising cookbook sale Jan. 23. Cook-
books may be dropped of at the library from
now until the sale date.
For library patrons of all ages to join the
Friends of the Island Library.
Contact: Mercedes Thornbiurg, 778-2424.
make great pets
he Racing Dog Rescue Project is a non
profit organization whose sole function is
to rescue racing dogs when they are no
longer of use to their owners, and place them
with caring families.
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
that do not require a great deal of space to exist
:(anything is better than the tiny cages they call
home at the track).
The greyhound very rarely barks, does not
have a big appetite, is extremely friendly and is
great with children and other pets.
The Islander Wish List for the Racing Dog
Rescue Project is:
Blankets,.leashes and collars.
Foster homes for dogs awaiting adoption.
Donations to help defray costs of kennels,
food, medical, drug and necessary administra-
Loving and caring families to adopt a
greyhound (or two or three.)
Contact: Michael Advocate, 778-0608.
VFW Post 8199
V 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-
nity 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
Donations for garage sales.
Contact: Bob DeVane, 778-4400.
Warmest Holiday Wishes
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Helen A. White & Mary Ann Schmidt
5402 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach 779-0202
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Island Players offer theater for all
Off Stage Ladies
keep lights bright
at Island Players
TI he Off Stage Ladies is a support group for
Island Players in Anna Maria City.
L The ladies are a talented and gregarious
group who help paint sets and act as costumers,
make-up artists, lighting assistants and stage
managers and any other 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 $7.50,
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 its part of the show
The Islander Wish List for the Off Stage
Two long, aluminum folding tables for
Paper plates, napkins, pre-packaged
utensil sets, and Styrofoam cups.
New members are welcome.
Contact: Marilyn Moroni, president, 778-0030.
vocalize on Island
Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers is a
group of men and women who for the
past two years have enjoyed performing
in the spirit of friendship and with a love of
They are now rehearsing for their many
holiday performances and preparing for a
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Repertory Singers is:
Portable framing and material for a stage
Contact: Pat Hoefig, 778-4672.
-Tsland Reinaunce members Melissa Mixon,
SLisa Jenkins, Suzanne Wight and Kiernan
i Wilkins are working on holding the second
annual Christmas Party for more than 300 less
fortunate children who attend the county
Last year, funds were used to buy and wrap
hundreds of presents for the children, and Santa
"Tlaus was on hand to pass out the gifts, candy
cane tree decoration, cookies and refreshments.
The Islander Wish List for Reinaunce is:
$600 in donations to fund the annual
Contact: Reinaunce, 8023 Marina Isle, Holmes
Beach, FL 34217.
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Island Players is celebrating 50 seasons of
performances this year, 1949-1999, with a
season of repeats from each decade of its
past. The season finale, "Sylvia," is a new.
play for the 1990s. A holiday special
performance of "Cinderella" with the Welsh
Players of Glamorgan, Wales, runs Dec. 4,
5 and 6 only.
Anna Maria Fire District Cadets
he Anna Maria Fire District Cadet
Program offers educational and
training opportunities for youth aged
13 to 17. Once training is complete, cadets
are certified to go on fire calls with full-time
firefighters and volunteers. They must also
attend two monthly drills or training ses-
The cadet program is a non-profit organi-
zation that raises all of its money through
fundraisers. Cadets offer aid with community
related events and the fire district volunteers'
annual Haunted House. They also participate
in camping trips and visits to theme parks.
Applications for the cadet program are
accepted at the fire district's administrative
office, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Fire District Cadets is:
Scholarships for training as firefighters
and emergency medical technicians.
Donations for educational trips and
Contact: Capt. Rich Losek, 741-3900.
All Island Youth fills gap for teens
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
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( Gulf Drive Cafe
900 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
Open 7 Days 778-1919 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Middlers, is for younger students in middle
school grades 6 through 8.
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 groups also participate in
various fundraising activities, service projects,
special trips and events.
The Islander Wish List for All Island Youth
and All Island Middlers is:
A youth leader.
Donations for the summer mission trip.
Contact: Carol Clements, 778-7430 or Rev. Dan
Happy & Healthy Holidays
from your firends Susan, Max, Denise,
Robyn & Stacy at your
Island Natural Food Store
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The Island Players Theater at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue is Anna
Maria is now into its 50th season. This
playhouse seats 137 theatergoers at five shows
The building is a far cry from the small
house that came over by barge from-the main-
land more than 80 years ago and served as an
office for the developers of Anna Maria. 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
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first production in 1949.
The Players is governed by a participating
board of directors and made up of actors, direc-
tors, set designers, production workers and
costume designers. Shows are directed by a
rotating group of guest directors. The theater is
supported by local subscribers and supporters
such as the Offstage Ladies, tickets and grants.
The Islander Wish List of the Island Players is:
Adding machine with tape for the box office.
Contact: President Peggy Farrup, 778-7374.
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Center for the Arts
wounded in 1952 as a non-profit educa
tional organization, the name was
changed this year from Longboat Key Art
Center to reflect the organization's expanded
role in the community into all arts and cultural
The center has 1,000 members, a faculty of
30, and 80 to 100 volunteers, said its director,
The center is raising cash and pledges to
match a $500,000 bequest, and needs $145,000
more to process the program. This is part of the
center's $2.5 million expansion and renovation
of the entire North Longboat campus.
The center's Islander Wish List for 1998:
Volunteers, lots of volunteers to get the
center's work done.
That $145,000 by the end of December. -
Plastic outdoor chairs to replace the ones
that walked away one night.
8-foot utility tables.
Contact: Beth Cunningham, 383-2345.
The Longboat Key Garden Club is a 180-
member 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 preserva-
tion of the key's wildlife, birds and the purity of
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 Claire Hunter.
The club's entry on the Islander Wish List:
A sunny day for the 22nd annual Home
and Garden Tour on Saturday, March 6.
More volunteer help in maintaining
Volunteer Park near Town Hall.
Contact: Claire Hunter, 383-4066.
The chapel is the oldest religious body on
Longboat Key,-founded 42 years ago by a
group of Christians and Jews, said its
current pastor, Rev. Cleda Anderson.
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
Other wishes on the list for 1998:
New wooden choir chairs.
Crushed shell for the parking lot.
Contact: Rev. Cleda Anderson, 383-6491.
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Sunrise service at the
Manatee County Public
Beach in Holmes Beach
has been sponsored by the
Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island for 34
years. All seven of the
Longboat Key Historical Society
F wounded in 1980, the society has been so keeps them ih his home and in commercial
successful at collecting and preserving storage off the island. But that's wearing thin,
items from the key's history that it has he said, and they need a home of their own.
created a problem where can it keep all those The society's fervent wish for 1998:
records, documents, clippings and photos? A home, perhaps in the form of an exist-
Ralph Hunter, who helped found the orga- ing house, a way to move it and a place to move
nization and has been its president for years, it to if it must be moved.
Contact: Ralph Hunter, 383-4066.
he Recreation Center was formed to
provide affordable recreation to the
entire Longboat community, chil-
dren, adults and seniors. About 1,000
persons participate in organized activities
ranging from table tennis and bridge
games to baseball.
The Islander Wish List for the Rec
Learning tools and educational toys.
More participants using the facili-
Contact: Sherry Fideler, 316-1980.
Anna Maria Island
Low Vision Group
he Anna Maria Island Low Vision Group
is a support group for legally blind
persons residing on the Island.
Its goals are to support one another, learn
new ideas about helping with eyesight and
mobility in and out of the home, and to im-
prove independent living. Due to low vision,
most members are home-bound, so the group
also provides a social environment.
The group meets.the fourth Tuesday of the
month at 1:30 p.m. at the Island Branch Li-
brary in Holmes Beach.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Low Vision Group is:
Volunteer drivers to help members get
to the Sarasota Guide Dogs complex.
Contact: Laura Spaulding, facilitator, 778-
JOHN E NORMAN, DDS
L ongbeach, the original village at the north
end of Longboat Key, is one of the oldest
settlements in the area, dating back to the
late 1800s when it was a secluded spot for
gambling and attendant activities.
The Longbeach Village Association is a
nonpolitical organization devoted to "looking
out for the village's and the key's best interests
and helping people with problems," said asso-
ciation president Nick Drizos.
The association's entries on the Islander's
That the famed (and often defamed)
peacocks may once again be plentiful, but not
too plentiful, in the village.
Continue to beautify Broadway as the
entrance to the village.
Help the Center for the Arts blend with
Contact: Ron Johnson, 387-7136.
he AIDS Council of Manatee Inc. serves
people with HIV disease and AIDS who
reside in the Manatee County area or
The council's mission is act as a community
consortium to assist in the development of a
continuum of health care for AIDS patients that
is accessible and cost effective and promotes .',
The Islander Wish List of the AIDS Council is:
Donations to purchase fresh fruit and
vegetables, hygiene products and provide
transportation for clients.
Calf: 750-9521 or 750-9450.
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$40,000 Matching Fund Challenge
Every dollar up to $40,000 contributed from
now until the end of 1998 to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment Trust Fund
will be matched by Holmes Beach residents
Charles and JoAnn Lester and an estate gift.
Mail your tax deductible gift to Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment Trust TODAY.
Mail to Anna Maria Island Community Center,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
This advertisement is sponsored as a community service by The Islander Bystander.
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