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Six Anna Maria City businesses burglarized
By Jeannie Friedman
Six businesses in Anna Maria City were forcefully
entered between 2:00 a.m. Sunday, April 4, and 9:00
a.m. Monday, April 5.
Bortell's Cocktail Lounge, Sign of the Mermaid and
Tip of the Island restaurants, Anna Maria Realty, Snip's
Hair Design, and The Wild Monkey were all burglarized
over the week-end. At least three of the businesses re-
By Paul Roat
The time was 1933 to 1934, the midst of the Great
Depression. The venue is Perico Island.
Dr. Marshal Newman was charged with the task of
employing men to locate and excavate archeological sites
in Florida. His task led him to the mangrove island across
Sarasota Bay from what would later be Holmes Beach.
What he found, and what he did, would 50 years later
dramatically change the shape of Anna Maria Island and
the city of Bradenton. Some hoped it would put a halt to
the FDOT's proposed bridge on Manatee Avenue.
Newman unearthed four linked prehistoric sites in an
area roughly 300 feet from the bay. The largest of the sites,
a huge mound of shell archeologists call a midden, was
900 feet long, 120 feet high, and about five feet high.
A shell ridge lead south from the midden to a 60-foot
diameter burial mound. Near the ridge was what Newman
called a cemetery area.
Another midden, about a third the size of the larger
one, was even farther south.
Middens are "areas of accumulated refuse, mainly shell-
fish, but also containing animal bones," a later archeologist,
J. Raymond Williams, Ph.D., wrote about the area.
Middens are fairly common in this part of the state -
the huge refuse sites of Calusa and Timuccan Indians from
the early part of this century.
But what set Perico Island apart from the more com-
mon middens were the burial mound and cemetery, and
what Newman unearthed there:
A total of 185 skeletons from the burial mound, and
43 skeletons from the cemetery area.
Later dating of the artifacts from the area revealed that
ancient man used Perico Island much earlier than even
before believed circa 100 to 1000 A.D., although some
archeologists believe it may have even been eariler than
that. For a timeline perspective, the first European ex-
plorer credited with moving through this part of the state
was Panfilo de Narvaez in 1528.
A find of the magnitude of Newman's should have
received greater attention and care. But in the rush of find-
ing work during the Depression, most of the find was sim-
ply boxed and shipped to the Smithsonian Institution.
Later studies of the site cautiously called Perico Island
one of the more important finds in this part of Florida. The
skeleton remains indicated prehistoric men were found there
much earlier than researchers believed. The elaboration of the
site, with its shell "walkways", was uncommon as well.
In fact, Newman said that the skeleton remains and
the pottery shards in the area appeared to be the northern-
most of any of the Glades Indians found.
Also, according to Dr. Williams, the middens and the
burial sites were important nationally as well.
"Throughout most of prehistoric times in Florida,
these coastal midden sites represented one type of exist-
ence, which included the majority of the population.
...they are representative of a sedentary or semi-sedentary
way of life occurring much earlier that in most portions
of the nation. Thus, the relative scarcity of the remaining
ones should be viewed by local and state agencies as an
important national resource.
ported losses of undisclosed amounts of money.
Officials are certain that at least three of the crimes
were committed in the early hours of Sunday morning
after the restaurants and bars closed for the night. As
the real estate company and beauty salon close from
Saturday evening until Monday morning, the time and
day of those crimes has not been determined.
Joe Hutchinson, owner of The Wild Monkey, was on
the premises Sunday afternoon and saw no signs of a
break-in. On Monday, Hutchinson said he was surprised
to find his back door jimmiedd open and some ransack-
ing, but thankfully, it doesn't appear that anything is miss-
ing." Authorities believe that the boutique may have been
burglarized late Sunday night or early Monday.
Deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff s Depart-
ment found evidence that doors and locks had been pried
open at all the businesses. Finger printing tests have been
completed and an investigation is continuing.
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Great galloping guppies Photo: Paul Roat
These mullet would give the impression that things are just fine for Sarasota waters. But things are in trouble
in our Bay. For the story of the "villian" of Sarasota Bay, see page 6.
Must we take the bad with the good?
By Jeannie Friedman
Perhaps we should have expected it. Automobiles,
bicycles, booze, litter, dogs not in a parking lot, but
on Anna Maria Island's beaches.
Last year, beach walkers encountered long strips
of shore line that were too narrow to traverse without
getting drenched. Huge boulders, placed on the beach
to prevent property damage from the daily tides and
seasonal storms, impeded progress.
Now, there are no obstacles for nearly five miles be-
So why haven't we heard more of this site?
In the early 1960s, the Florida Department of Trans-
portation used most of the shell from the middens to cre-
ate the roadbed for Manatee Avenue as it lead to the
Manatee Avenue bridge a common practice for most of
Farming and erosion also took its toll on the ancient
sites. By June 1970, Dewey Dye, Jr. wrote that the north-
ern midden "... now is almost totally destroyed."
Four additional midden sites were found at the south-
ern edge of Perico Island in 1985. Smaller in size, they
were excavated by B. W. Burger prior to the development
of the Island by then-Senator Pat Neal.
Ironically, if Newman had left the area more intact,
and if the FDOT had been convinced by archeologists to
change the alignment of Manatee Avenue to protect the
site, there is a good chance that much of the development
of Perico Island would have been halted due to the historic
significance of the region.
As it was, George Percy, the State Historical Preser-
vation Officer for Florida, wrote Nov. 1, 1985 that "... no
archeological or historical sites are recorded for the pro-
jected area" of development, clearing the way for the new
homes, marina and restaurants.
Talk about building on the bones of your ancestors ...
Special thanks to Ken Hardin, president of Janus Re-
search, St. Petersburg, for providing important back-
ground information for this article.
tween south Bradenton Beach and north Holmes Beach
at low tide. Although the sprawling sand is lovely, there
are, apparently, inherent problems attached to its beauty.
Over-zealous drivers are "popping wheelies" in
the new sand and driving up and down the beach. More
and more bicyclists are ignoring the posted rules and
freely peddling the shore line. A greater number of
sun lovers are flocking to the beaches which means
more beer and soda cans and general litter. Dog own-
ers are defying the "no pets" warnings.
Bradenton Beach Katie Pierola has asked the Florida
Department of Transportation to erect decorative posts to
keep motorists off the beach. But, even if the state com-
plies, the bollards alone won't stop the abuse.
Local law enforcement officers have neither the time:
nor the man power to keep a constant vigil on the beach.
If residents and tourists are intent on breaking the rules,,
maybe we'll just have to live with the problem.
Is this recently acquired problem an example of
"taking the bad with the good?"
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters ........................................ Page 4
Those Were the Days ................ Page 5
Sarasota Bay, The Villian .......... Page 6
Condominium Proposed ............ Page 8
Police Report ...........................Page 14
Obituaries ................................ Page 15
Fishing ..................................... Page 16
School Menu ............................ Page 18
Real Estate Transactions ........ Page 20
Classifieds ...............................Page 21
APRIL 8, 1993
[J3 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 8, 1993 PAGE 2
The tale of Save Anna Maria: SAM stories
By Paul Roat
Save Anna Maria is working toward legitimizing it-
self, as members are investigating incorporation and
membership dues to further their fight against a high,
fixed-span bridge to the Island.
In a meeting Saturday, SAM leaders decided to model
themselves organizationally after Manasota-88, the envi-
ronmental watchdog group headed by Gloria Rains. Rep-
resentatives of SAM will be contacting Rains to gain in-
formation regarding how Manasota-88 incorporated itself
more than 25 years ago.
Leaders of SAM pooh-poohed the concept of becom-
ing a Political Action Committee, commenting that any
lobbying done is by individual members talking to offi-
cials regarding the new bridge between Perico Island and
Holmes Beach. The organization claims they will not
lobby individual politicians or government agencies.
So just what is SAM?
SAM may have had lofty interests in the beginning
stages, saving Bean Point on Anna Maria's northern most
point among them.
Many of the main proponents of SAM came together
to fight the Florida Department of Transportation's
(FDOT) plan to build a high, fixed-span bridge between
Cortez and Bradenton Beach two years ago. Tom and Kay
Hoey, Jim Kissick, Katie Pierola and others successfully
fought the FDOT to halt that bridge construction, citing
the division of the two communities such a structure
With that first success under their belts and with
"members" of SAM committed to bettering Anna Maria
Island, the group learned of another bridge being proposed
for the Island a 65-foot high, fixed-span bridge to replace
the Manatee Avenue structure.
SAM became vocal in the anti-bridge crusade.
A straw ballot was held on the Island during the gen-
eral election in November 1992, and Islanders voted by
a four to one margin against a 65-foot high bridge to
With the support of the cities of Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach, SAM members packed meeting after
meeting before state and regional officials to voice their
Holmes Beach has
no (post office)
By Jeannie Friedman
What's the big deal about an incorrect address?
Newcomers to this Island quickly discover the terri-
torial nature of the permanent residents. Anna Maria City
folks brag about the ambiance of their tiny community and
just wouldn't live any place else. Bradenton Beach, say its
residents, is the hub of the island and the quaintest of the
towns. Holmes Beach dwellers take pride in their city's
diversity and charm.
That is precisely why there is grumbling when mail
sent to Holmes Beach residents arrives marked Braden-
According to postal officials, there is a simple expla-
nation. Both Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria City hbuse
branches of the United States Postal Service. Holmes
Beach is a privately run, contract station with workers who
are not employees of the government. Anna Maria, by
choice, has no home mail delivery. Holmes Beach deliv-
eries are made through the Bradenton Beach Post Office.
Even though each of the three cities has a separate zip
code, the Holmes Beach zip (34218) only applies if mail
is sent to a rented post office box. Mail sent directly to a
business or residence must be marked 34217, the Braden-
ton Beach zip code.
The problem arises when companies and organiza-
tions create computerized mailing lists based on zip codes.
When 34217 is punched into the machine, out comes a
label marked Bradenton Beach, even if the recipient of the
mailing resides in Holmes Beach and has a Holmes Beach
Residents of the three cities unite in their love of the
island and share a fierce desire to protect it. They are just
as loyal to the particular section of the island that they have
chosen to inhabit and they want to be identified as a citi-
zen of that specific town. So, they grumble about mail sent
to the right address wrong town.
opposition to the proposed bridge last year.
When the election'in the City of Anna Maria rolled
around in February, SAM was there to ask the pointed
questions about the candidate's views on the proposed
bridge. Voters appeared to believe "the bridge" was "the
issue" in that city, and only no-65-foot-bridge candidates
were elected. Dorothy McChesney ran successfully for
office, inspired by her involvement in SAM.
The same political steamroll occurred in Holmes
Beach when voters went to the polls in March. The city
council in Holmes Beach was the lone political Island
voice in support of the FDOT's new, high bridge. When
the three seats on the five-member council were in the
offing two of them vacant when incumbents Kathleen
Mitchell and Aaron Van Ostenbridge stepped down from
office it was a record 10 candidates who announced their
intent to run for office.
Of the three winners in the Holmes Beach City Coun-
cil election, two SAM members, Billie Martini and Mary
Ellen Reichard, came forward to run when a plea for can-
didates was announced at a SAM meeting earlier that year.
They took office last month, pledging to continue to fight
against the bridge.
That fight is out of the local political arena now. Re-
gional transportation planners overwhelmingly voted in
favor of the 65-foot structure to replace the bridge at
Manatee Avenue. However, another state agency, the
Department of Environmental Regulation (DER), has
denied permits for the bridge on environmental grounds
and a hearing on the DER permit or denial is inevitable.
FDOT has already been granted an extension with DER,
but in the event they receive the permit, any third party
objector may come forward and request the hearing.
Meanwhile, attorney Claflin Garst representing SAM,
is preparing their request for an administrative hearing
battle directly with FDOT, based on discrepancies in le-
gal notices to residents at Westbay Cove who are directly
impacted by the landfall of the proposed bridge as well as
the lack of adequate legal published notices, in an effort
to win the war against bridges to Anna Maria Island.
Not political, though
The test it looks like, waddles like and quacks like
a political organization implies that SAM actually is a
political organization, but SAM organizers have repeat-
edly said they aren't really a political action committee.
Although the group collectively has neither endorsed
nor opposed candidates, SAM members have voiced
some hard questions to candidates during political forums
sponsored by the Islander Bystander. Answers to their
questions other than those that are anti-bridge in nature
have met with boos and hisses from the audience.
Reportedly, SAM members were solicited to run for
office at at least one SAM meeting.
SAM members have ardently lobbied Holmes Beach
and state officials, as well as making a concerted group
effort at the area's Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO) special committee hearings on the bridge.
State law defines a political committee as "one which
may support or oppose candidates, issues, political com-
mittees, or political parties." Collectively, SAM has not
publicly endorsed any candidates for public office.
State law also defines issues as "any proposition
which is required by the state constitution, by law or reso-
lution of the legislature, or by the charter, ordinance, or
resolution of any political subdivision of this state to be
submitted to the electors for their approval or rejection at
an election, or any proposition for which a petition is cir-
culated in order to have such a proposition placed on the
ballot at any election."
The "straw vote" was not an officially endorsed elec-
tion issue, but was instead a suggestion of voter sentiment
toward the bridge.
The issue of whether SAM is a political committee
remains unclear, short of a court test or political challenge.
Tallahassee tales, too
Not long ago, SAM members Tom and Kay Hoey,
along with Jim Kissick who resigned his SAM member-
ship when he was elected a Bradenton Beach City Coun-
cilman -journeyed to the state's capital to talk bridges.
The three told Islander Bystander Publisher Bonner
Presswood they were warmly received, but received no
real support for their anti-bridge stand.
Meetings were held with: Stan Tate, head of the
Florida Shores and Beaches Association; Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation officials; and a mara-
thon session with Ben Watts, head of the FDOT; his as-
sistant secretary for district operations, G. "Buddy"
Marcoux; and Senior Governmental Analyst Barry
Brooks with Governor Lawton Chiles office of planning
and budget, whose function, according to Kay Hoey was
to "broker" the meeting.
The meeting was slated for 30 minutes, but 90 min-
utes later they were still talking. The thrust of the meet-
ing, according to the Hoeys and Kissick, was that FDOT's
Watts couldn't understand the reasoning of a four-lane
bridge to feed a two-lane Island, but that his hands were
tied by the local transportation planning organization the
Sarasota Manatee MPO. The Hoeys and Kissick are un-
derstandably perplexed over Watts repeated statements
that he can only comply with the wishes of the local MPO.
"So, who is responsible?" they ask.
The administrative hearing between the two state
agencies, the FDOT and the DER, will be a giant step in
SAM's no bridge crusade. That hearing date has not yet
been set, but comments on environmental and safety con-
cerns are still being accepted.
The Hoeys and Kissick have some thoughts about
their travels and trevails to date on the bridge issue:
Kay and Tom Hoey: "We would like to re-design the
existing bridges and have a third lane added to be able
to negotiate up from the existing size bridge, rather than
down from the 65-foot high bridge.
"No one has dealt with us honestly. They have lied to
us all along why should we believe them now? The
major disgust SAM has is that the people have been ig-
Jim Kissick: "There has not been one forum where I
have been allowed to address them." And it certainly is
unfortunate, since even FDOT's David May acknowl-
edged at the MPO special committee public hearing that
Kissick is uniquely and thoroughly knowledgeable on the
To send in your thoughts on the replacement bridge
to Holmes Beach, write:
Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
Attention: Ms. Francine Ffolkes
2600 Blair Stone Road
Twin Tower Office Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32301.
Be sure to include the file number: 412178603.
And be sure to send a copy to the Governor as well.
His address is:
The Honorable Lawton Chiles
Governor, State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida 32301.
Does the sun
shine on SAM?
New island council and commission members
apparently see no conflict in attending meetings to-
gether, even to discuss the hottest debated topic on the
island, the bridge at Manatee Avenue.
At the recent Save Anna Maria (SAM) meeting,
where the press was invited to attend, members in at-
tendance included newly elected council persons from
Holmes Beach, Billie Martini and Mary Ellen
Reichard, as well as Dorothy McChesney, new com-
missioner from Anna Maria.
When questioned about his resignation from
SAM, Jim Kissick, council representative of Braden-
ton Beach, states "I don't think any elected official
should be involved in what is fundamentally a PAC
(political action committee)." Although, Kissick is a
strong believer in the cause of SAM, he stated he
wants to be free to "vote his conscience."
The attorney for Holmes Beach, Stephen Dye, will
make a presentation on the Sunshine Law to the new
council this week, but he stated recently that if two mem-
bers of the same council attend meetings where issues-are
discussed that may involve a vote in the future, he would
consider it a violation of the Sunshine Law, based on the
fact that discussion may influence opinion.
At the SAM meeting, Martini questioned the im-
pact of an administrative hearing versus an injunction
among other agenda items. Reichard spoke about the
possible widening of Palma Sola Causeway in con-
junction with the bridge and voted yes to institute $10
Members were reminded as the meeting closed
that the bridge is on the workshop agenda for the
Holmes Beach Council April 8.
[a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 8, 1993 0 PAGE 3
Islanders feeling effect of Fast Eddie's neglect
Fast Eddie's Restaurant is now defunct and the
former owner, Ed Porter, is no longer an island resi-
dent. The extent of the damage caused by Porter's
neglect and questionable financial practices may, how-
ever, haunt his former employees and the community
for a very long time.
Porter reportedly failed to make payments on em-
ployee health and life insurance premiums, did not
make the mandatory contributions to the Worker's
Compensation Fund, and did not pay taxes. Former
employees are just beginning to feel the full effect of
Another 'bare' story
A nude surfer was ticketed last Friday when a
Bradenton Beach police officer observed the city resi-
dent enjoying the Gulf's unusually high waves in the
The young male, a regular area surfer, explained
that he was "just doing what seemed natural. It sure
felt good," he said.
A few weeks ago, the Islander Bystander pub-
lished a story about a suspect who, during an arrest,
lost his underwear the only clothing he was wear-
ing necessitating a "bare arrest," also by a Braden-
ton Beach police officer.
We enjoy bringing you the bare facts.
Fort Lauderdale firm
wins dredge bid
Subaqueous Services, Inc., out of Ft. Lauderdale
won the bid to dredge the channel into Lake LaVista
in Anna Maria City.
Coming in as the lowest bidder out of four com-
petitors (the other bids ranged from $25,930 to
$72,477), Subaqueous Services, Inc., won with a bid
of $18, 711.50 during a special meeting held by the
Anna Maria City Commission last week.
The project will begin as soon as possible, ac-
cording to the Anna Maria public works department.
Arnold Crossley, grounds keeper for Fast Eddie's
Anna Maria Restaurant for six years, thought that he
and his family were covered by health and life insur-
ance until last July when the insurance company re-
fused payment of their medical bills. This week, a
malignant tumor was removed from Crossley's throat.
He has no insurance and his wife blames Porter for her
husband's condition. She contends that the cancer
might have been detected earlier if the insurance they
thought they were paying for had been available to pay
Cruiser dumps over
bumps on Bridge Street
By Frances Roche
True to its name, "Escapade," a 38-foot cabin
cruiser resting on a 45-foot flat-bed, shifted its weight
while going over a bump as it traveled Bridge Street
in Bradenton Beach. The shift caused the low-riding
flat -bed to hang up on what looked to be a very small
bump in the road.
But for the "Escapade," it was large enough to
provide an escapade of entertainment for a crowd of
150 persons who, unable to believe their eyes, gath-
ered for the unusual show on the two-lane street.
On its way to Seattle, Wash., from a marina in
Sarasota Bay, the craft spent two hours hung-up and
landlocked in the middle of the street.
The end of the performance was heralded by the
arrival of a gigantic (!) tow truck. It dragged the "Es-
capade" off the hump and then proceeded to turn it
around so the flat-bed could get out in the opposite
Assisting offstage were members of Bradenton
Beach's and Holmes Beach's finest. Thanks to the
escort by the boys in blue, the big white boat with its
bigger carrier made the turn from Gulf Drive to the
Cortez Bridge without an encore.
for further tests.
Porter continued to deduct money for employee
benefits from Crossley's salary and the salary of the
other employees through mid-September 1992, al-
though their insurance had been terminated on July 1.
Sharon Villars is a former employee who feels
betrayed and angry. She has a wrist injury caused by
heavy lifting and wears a brace to alleviate her pain.
If Porter had made his payments to the Worker's Com-
pensation Fund, it would cover her medical care.
Villars said that she needs surgery to correct her con-
dition but cannot afford an operation or even a trip to
Villars worked for Fast Eddie's enterprises for
three years. She was an employee at Porter's Orlando
restaurant who, at Porter's request, relocated to Anna
"The financial problems started one year ago,"
Villars said. "We had problems all summer. We never
knew if the bank would cash our checks. We wouldn't
see him (Porter) for long periods of time and when he
was around, he was a tyrant. He would yell and cuss
During the period between April and December of
1992, it became increasingly harder for employees to
cash their pay checks. Frequently, they were told by
the bank that the account of West Coast Seafood, Inc.,
the restaurants operating name, did not have sufficient
Because a restaurant manager took pity on Villars
and cashed some of her checks out of his own pocket,
she did not lose as much money as other employees.
The manager, according to Villars, lost thousands of
dollars because of his kindness to her and to other
employees. "He knew I was supporting five people and
really needed the money," she said.
"I was one of the lucky ones because, although I
still have some of Fast Eddie's worthless checks, at
least some of mine were cashed." Villars "sees red"
when she hears the name Fast Eddie because she feels
that she stood by Porter and he betrayed her. The wait-
ress stated that she worked primarily for tips for a full
year. "He scraped the last nickel for his own pocket
and didn't even tell us he was closing," Villars said.
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Publisher's Note: Due to the volume of letters we
have received, we will forego an Editorial this week to
let you have your say.
Kudos to Alder, and a question
I thoroughly enjoyed June Alder's feature in the
latest issue of The Islander Bystander, "Those Were
the Days." Now, with your knowledge and resources
for island history, I'm hoping you can answer a ques-
tion for me.
At the end of Beach Street in Anna Maria City is
an old, rather large and abandoned Spanish design
house. It's on a large piece of property which fronts the
beach, and it appears a wrought iron fence once sur-
rounded it. The front gates and pieces of the fence are
I've asked many of my friends who live in the area
if they might know who owns it, or what might have
happened to make someone just leave a fantastic house
like this to decay and fall prey to vandals.
Do you have any information about this property?
I would really like to know the "real story" (ghost
story?) of what locals refer to as the "haunted house."
Alder replies: The mansion was built in the '30s by a
wealthy benefactress to the city, Ruth Hart Eddy of
Bennington, Vt. She died in the '60s and her heirs, for
some unknown reason, have allowed the house to re-
main empty ever since. Could it be Miss Eddy's ghost
does keep watch over it?
Thanks, Chief Maloney
We the undersigned residents of Pines Trailer Park
would like to thank the local police chief and his de-
partment for the superb manner in which he arranged
for the evacuation of this section of Bradenton Beach.
Having in mind the recent devastation of Hurri-
cane Andrew, the possibilities were horrendous. Yet,
in a calm, professional and efficient discharge of his
duties, Chief Mahoney managed the situation. There
was no panic yet the seriousness of the situation was
Those of us who rode the bus are especially grate-
ful. Those of us who rode out the storm were confident
that we were in good hands.
In addition to saying "thanks," we hope the city
council will commend the chief.
Kenneth and Josephine Freshwater, park managers
Constance J. Drescher, president, Pines Trailer
63 resident signatures, Pines Trailer Park
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Street flooding, not bridge,
is real issue
To the Florida Department of Environmental
Regulation and The Islander Bystander
I've been a permanent resident of Holmes Beach,
Anna Maria Island, for four years. From what I have
seen, in heavy rain our streets are flooded. What dif-
ference does a 65-foot high bridge make in terms of
evacuation if your car can't even get beyond the Island
Branch Library and city hall.
Maybe we should first consider re-grading our city
streets and improving drainage. Then, maybe some of
us could get to the proposed new bridge; however,
once over the bridge I've been told that much of Mana-
tee Avenue is also flooded.
While I'm neither particularly for nor against the
proposed bridge, I do question the purpose and the
impact. Is it to accelerate Island evacuation? Provide
motorists with an absence of the nuisance of bridge
openings? Or, is it to enhance Island accessibility and
thereby promote commercialism and the inevitable
Herbert G. Anderson, Ph.D.
Central CT, State University
Focus is right on
We appreciate very much Joy Courtney's article on
botanical illustrations and the related efforts to increase
public awareness of Florida wildflowers. The article ef-
fectively and skillfully presented what we feel are the
important aspects of our work. Impressively so as we
expose your reporter to so much material and comment!
Reactions indicate that the article is inspiring a
better understanding of issues and activity related to
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We on Haley's Motel Little League team are for-
tunate to have three of the finest coaches on the island!
Gary Wagner, Dave Hasse and Garnet Atkinson
give generously of their time, patience and talent to
teach our sons how to play baseball and how to
"handle those tough situations."
As a firm believer in giving kids an opportunity to
experience and try out ways of dealing with LIFE, I
see these men doing just that.
Thank you Gary, Dave and Garnet. We appreciate
the job you VOLUNTEER to do. Our support is be-
Cheers and jeers
Back in Ohio in our newspaper, we have a weekly
column call Cheers or Jeers.
CHEERS to the people from Gulf Cafe who put in
the attractive landscaped parking lot on Gulf Drive.
JEERS to the people who fenced in the old Trader
Jack platform without bothering to clean it up. What
CHEERS to your great island newspaper.
Quite a storm
We have enjoyed reading your free newspaper
while staying at our timeshare at Resort 66. Hope your
bulk mail plan works out. We would like to try three
months and if it seems to be working we'll go for
We were going to drop in your office before we
left, but our last night at Resort 66 was during the
"Storm of the Century" and when we lift Saturday
morning, it was somewhat hectic (to say the least)!
Looking back, it was quite an experience between
midnight and 7 a.m. in our gulffront, second floor unit.
If you could, we would appreciate receiving the
issue printed after the "Storm." We presume there
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 3, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old
this year, by June Alder
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The Gulffront casino, a popular spot in the 1920s, was located at the end of
Bridge Street in what one day would become the city of Bradenton Beach.
A BIG DAY FOR
Annual Outing at Cortez Beach -
Friday will be the occasion of the annual
fishfry and outing for winter visitors as
guests of the Cortez Bathing Pavilion, Inc.,
at Cortez Beach. Every winter visitor to
this section is invited to be a guest of the
beach people, who will be hosts at a great
fishfty. The fish will be taken fresh from
the Gulf and Bay waters, properly pre-
pared and served with bread and pickles
and other things that go to make up a
regular Florida fishfty on the beach, not
Several hundred winter visitors are
expected, and preparations are going for-
ward at the beach today to take care of a
big crowd. All hands are hoping for a
bright day and warm breezes, for there is
as fine bathing as is to be had in the known
world at Cortez Beach, provided the winds
are not chilly.
Automobile service to and from the
beach will be provided by citizens who are
donating their cars for the day. Of course,
such winter visitors as have cars will be
expected to transport themselves and as
many of their friends as possible. All cars
that are promised are to report at Court
House Square at 10 o'clock Friday morn-
ing, and those who are going on the pic-
nic are to be there at that hour.
-The Evening Herald, March 7, 1923
Anna Maria Taxi Service Inaugu-
rated A taxi service to be operated on
regular schedule between Bradentown
and Anna Maria Beach will have its incep-
tion Monday of next week E. R. Hartt will
operate it. The car will leave Court House
Square at certain hours and leave Anna
Maria Beach at certain hours. The service
is something that has been needed for
The Evening Herald, same date,
In that dizzy Boom Year of 1923,
competition was fierce among the real es-
tate entrepreneurs on Anna Maria Island.
Free dinners, free rides, drawings, give-
aways, special "state" days. They'd do
almost anything to hawk their lots to the
"tin can tourists."
Cortez Beach had certain advantages
over Anna Maria Beach. It was right at the
foot of the new bridge from the mainland
(built in 1921), had a huge new casino/
hotel (opened in 1922). The developer, E.
P. Green, one of the largest land holders
around, also happened to be the mayor of
Bradenton and on the state roads board.
Anna Maria Beach's drawing cards
were a smallish bath house, a tired hotel
(though the food was good) and a long
fishing dock where the steamers of yore
no longer stopped. C. M. Roser, former
owner of the resort, was still around trying
to dispose of "about 30 choice lots, a few
on the bay side, a few on the Gulf, several
on Pine, others in splendid locations
around the bath house and hotel."
"As I am closing out my holdings
here, will make a very attractive price," his
newspaper ad said plaintively.
Hoping to breathe new life into the
comatose community, a citizens' commit-
tee was striving diligently to turn it into a
town. They had hired a lawyer Wallace
Tervin, a local attorney and representative
to the state house to help them draft a
charter. They met night after night putting
it together and had it ready for formal ap-
proval and submission to the state by
Probably no more than a dozen people
attended the meeting that evening (there
were only 16 registered voters on the en-
tire Island, you know). The charter was
"discussed at length" and accepted with-
out any changes on the motion of pioneer
settler Sam Cobb, whose land would some
day become the nucleus of Holmes Beach.
What was said and how the vote went
wasn't mentioned in the minutes. Secre-
tary C. W. Bonham was a man of few
Before they went home the residents
set up an interim commission of three men
to manage affairs for the town-to-be: Sam
Davis (owner of the beach pavilion and
chairman of the citizen's committee),
mayor pro tem; W. M. "Mitch" Davis
(construction man and "spark plug" of the
committee), vice mayor pro tem; and
Bonham, town clerk. Then everyone went
home to sit back and wait for the state poli-
ticians to act.
Well, not everyone. Apparently some
folks had been unhappy with the incorpo-
ration scheme. They started a stop-the-
charter campaign that worked up steam as
Then on April 9, Mayor Sam Davis
called the acting town commission into
session at the request of Mitch Davis and
Bonham. In quick succession two motions
were passed, both made by Bonham and
seconded by Mitch Davis: to hold a "mass
meeting" on the following night, Tuesday,
April 10; and to wire Attorney Tervin in
Tallahassee for his advice on "the manner
of procedure to cut down the territory as
now proposed in the charter." Bonham did
not divulge how Mayor Davis voted.
It appeared that the deal pieced to-
gether during those long meetings at the
beach pavilion in February and March of
1923 was about to come apart.
Next: The fateful night of April 10.
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In the old days say, the 1950s -
we got really tired of people always
talking about "how it used to be."
Commercial fishermen from Cortez
were the worst. They'd stand there,
ashes from their soggy cigarettes drop-
ping down the front of their dirty T-
shirts, talking about how clear the wa-
ter used to be and all the fish they used
"When I was a boy we could catch
enough fish in a morning to pay the
rent," they'd say. "Mullet, pompano,
trout hell, anything the fishhouses
would be buying, we could get," we'd
hear, punctuated by the Pall Mall being
dropped to the dock and rubbed out
with the big toe of one horny bare foot.
We never quite believed them,
partly because they'd start on their "yel-
low tails" commercial fish lingo for
Miller High Life beer -just after the sun
rose over the trawlers at the docks,
sometimes making their stories a little
And how could we really believe
that things could be any better than they
were? Couldn't you catch redfish until
your arm was so sore you couldn't land
any more? Couldn't you get a galva-
nized washtub full of scallops in an af-
ternoon, spending the evening talking
and shucking the hard white muscles of
the mollusks from their blue-eyed bod-
ies? Couldn't you cast from the seawall
and catch snook that seemed bigger
Now those old tales we used to hear
seem a little more believable. Now
we've become the "old timers" of Sara-
sota Bay, the chroniclers of the misty
past people listen to with a bemused
smile and an unbelieving cast in their
But the difference today is that
people can't believe the Sarasota waters
could possibly have been that produc-
tive. Can't believe you could catch
stone crabs with a stick, or flounder
with a gig and a Coleman lantern.
In fact, one fisherman-wannabe
said not too long ago that he didn't want
anything to do with a saltwater fishing
license fee in Florida, even if a lot of the
money it would raise would go for im-
proved fishery stocking.
"Hell, you can't catch anything out
there anyway," he said with a sneer.
And you know, he's partly right.
The Sarasota waters of even 10 years
ago are gone the clear water, the peli-
cans in their mangrove nests, the quiet
mornings watching the sun come up
have all been replaced by murky waters,
canalfront houses and thundering
Excalibur boats in the sunset.
Progress, it's called. Civilization
comes to the shore.
Elmo Bliss had it right. He was tell-
ing Jimmy Wing about Grassy Bay, but
Sarasota author John D. MacDonald
was actually describing Sarasota Bay in
"A Flash of Green:"
"All the damn birdwatchers and do-
gooders and nature boys, they got an
abstraction they've fell in love with. But
the average man, you tell him that bay
is a mess of mud flats likely to make his
kids sick, he won't see anything pretty
in it, and he won't want to save it. When
the average man goes to look at nature,
he wants something going on, like por-
poise coming 10 feet up out of the wa-
ter to eat a fish, or like pretty girls un-
derwater, sucking air from a hose and
eating bananas. There's nothing going
on in that bay they can look at. But the
goddam do-gooders got this abstraction
they look at. They like the idea of nature
being left the hell alone. Boy, it is never
left alone. Never. Not when there's a
dollar you can make out of it. Now,
what I'm saying is that money in hand
is a lot more persuasive than the ab-
straction of leaving it like it was when
the Indians first found it. So it's easier
to chase a man off an abstraction than it
is to chase him away from meat and
Right now Sarasota Bay is trendy,
surfing on the crest of a wave of envi-
ronmental fervor. We separate our plas-
tic and metal from our coffee grounds,
recycling what we can. We talk about
the destruction of the rain forests in Bra-
zil. We lament the fate of the spotted
And we want to Save the Sarasota
waters, with a capital S on Save.
There's a lot to save.
The Sarasota Bay Program is a
multi-governmental project that started
in 1988 and will spend about $5 million
before its done studying the waters next
year. Some of the techno-stuff the pro-
gram has done will glaze the eye almost
as much as listening to a Cortezian talk
about fishing in the old days, but the
group has discovered some good-news,
bad-news results about the waters.
Good news: due mostly to better
treatment of our sewerage, the amount
of nitrogen going into the water has
dropped 30 percent during the past few
years. Nitrogen tends to clog up the
water with algae. Algae sucks up the
oxygen in the water. Without oxygen in
the water, the fish and shells can't live;
without fish, the birds move elsewhere,
and on and on. Nitrogen in large
amounts is bad for Sarasota waters, and
it's a good thing there's less of it today.
Bad news: oysters found in Hudson
Bayou, that creek-like canal just south
of downtown Sarasota, have the highest
levels of lead ever recorded in oysters in
the United States. Ever. The scientists
say that the lead comes from motor-ve-
hicle exhausts, accumulates on the high-
ways and drains into the bayou when it
rains. Lead can lead to cancer, among
other things, and is a really bad thing for
the Sarasota waters.
Nitrogen reduction and high lead
levels are just some of the findings in a
400-page report completed late last year
by the Sarasota Bay Program. The re-
port offers detailed accounts of sedi-
ment scans, and fishery creel surveys,
wetland assessments, recreational-use
patterns past and present, and other fas-
cinating technological recordings of the
But the guts of the report is simple
to understand: you want clean, produc-
tive, vital Sarasota waters? Then spend
some money and change your lifestyle.
Like Elmo said, it's easier to chase
a man off an abstraction than away from
his meat and potatoes. And in South-
west Florida, the meat and potatoes is a
room with a waterfront view.
Around 1950, bad things started hap-
pening to the Sarasota waters. Actually,
The new villain of
jf THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 8, 1993 M PAGE 7
Stormy waters for Sarasota Bay?
The question of preserving and protecting Sarasota Bay is up to us all. The threat of continuing pollution and
continued overuse of the local waters must be addressed if we are to leave anything to our children.
three odd things started to happen that had an eventually
dramatic impact on the Sarasota waters: air conditioning
became refined, the solution to the problem of the "unof-
ficial Florida bird" the mosquito began, and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers came to town.
Air conditioning made Southwest Florida's semi-
tropical climate agreeable to northern retirees. Not
prepared to suffer through the sweltering summer
months, they now could hole up in their concrete-block
homes and sip martinis as they looked through their
jalousied windows as the Sarasota waters. Prices for
waterfront lots were cheap, and sold quickly. Civiliza-
tion comes to the Sarasota waters.
But you couldn't go out on the patio in the evening
because the salt marsh mosquitoes were so thick. The
solution became evident to the engineers of the period:
get rid of the breeding grounds for the pesky bugs. So
draglines went into the mangrove forests they were
just swamps back then and dredged ditches through
the trees to drain the stagnant water. Of course, with-
out the quiet water and the food from the trees the tiny
fish had nothing to eat, but there's always more fish,
right? Civilization again.
Then the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided
a waterway an Intracoastal waterway should be
created to link Southwest Florida with the rest of the
country's shores. The huge dredges came to the area
again, creating a channel 100 feet wide and 12 feet
.deep through the Sarasota waters. The sediment and
oysters and seagrasses it was just muck back then -
were piled up on the existing islands, or new islands
were created, or it was just dumped into the man-
groves. And in the dragline's wake came huge
powerboats and deep draft sailboats. Refined civiliza-
tion comes to the Sarasota waters.
More people came, More shoreline was changed
for more houses. Dredging became frantic. Gotta sell
more houses. Dredge Key Royale. Bulldoze the man-
groves. Gotta clear the land. Gotta make money.
And people's eyes glazed over more and more
when the commercial fishermen kept drawling that
things "just ain't the way they used to be."
The 1960s turned into the boomtimes of the 1970s.
Prices went up and up for waterfront property. Arvida
bought the southern third of Longboat Key and devel-
oped like crazy, using a planning technique that
clumped people into high-rise condominiums and kept
the surrounding land vacant for golf courses. House
and condo prices kept climbing in the 1980s until, fi-
nally, there was just too much.
Oh sure, a few voices were calling out for a stop.
Jim Neville even had a "nature area" named for him
after his efforts just before he died. Allan Horton at the
Sarasota Herald-Tribune gave a shot at trying to keep
the developers at bay for a while too, but by that time
most of the damage was done.
Sarasota's nadir was probably reached when the
county commission actually told a few rich
homeowners to just go ahead and close up Midnight
Pass if they believed its natural migration was threat-
ening their homes. They did, so they did.
And now we're in the 1990s. Saving the environ-
ment is the new trend. Green is in. We're supposed to
turn the clock back to the way it was, the good old days
of the 1950s when fish were plentiful, scallops and
crabs and mangroves were everywhere, and you could
go out and catch your dinner with a hook or one cast
of a net.
But the culprit charged in the 1990s with totally
befouling Sarasota waters and maybe forever destroy-
ing the legendary fishery isn't the developer or the
dragline operator or certainly not the people with the
northern accents sipping their drinks at sunset from a
patio that once was a mangrove forest.
This decade's villain is the funny-talking, barefoot
guy with the missing teeth from Cortez who's been able
to scrape a living from the sea all his life but who now is
probably going to be scrapped. More than half the re-
quired number of signatures have already been collected
supporting a complete ban on all commercial gill-net fish-
ing in Florida waters. The item will undoubtedly be on the
1994 ballot and will probably pass.
Civilization is coming to Cortez as well as to Sa-
All isn't lost. With the eco-trend of the 1990s
comes some good.
We're in the midst of the Year of the Gulf, and
some positive action is being taken to help the now-
polluted Gulf of Mexico.
Locally, the recommendations of the Sarasota Bay
Program are being refined as the project winds down
its first step: define the problems. The hard part comes
next, when the area's citizens and elected officials
come fact to face with the hundreds of millions of
dollars that will have to be spent to restore and protect
the Sarasota waters. It won't be easy, and it won't be
quick, and it surely won't be cheap, but it can be done.
The philosophical question is whether we care
enough about our Sarasota waters to try to restore
them. Are we willing to dig deep enough into our
pockets to pay for the improvements? Willing to be-
come stakeholders, if you will, in the part of our com-
munity only some of us staked out in years past and
from which some of us made obscene profits?
John D. MacDonald again poses the real question
of the fate of the Sarasota waters in his book "The
Empty Copper Sea:"
"Florida can never really come to grips with sav-
ing the environment because a very large percentage
if the population at any given time just got here. So
why should they fight to turn the clock back? It looks
great to them the way it is. Two years later, as they are
beginning to feel uneasy, a few thousand more people
are just discovering it all for the first time and wouldn't
change a thing. And meanwhile the people who knew
what it was like 20 years ago are an ever-dwindling
minority, a voice too faint to be heard."
How loud that faint voice of improvement will be,
and how influential, is the question that will only be
answered as we move further into the 1990s.
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By Jeannie Friedman
A local land developer is seeking to add 36 new
units to an existing condominium complex which has
a long history of financial and legal difficulties and a
nearly defunct owner's association.
Contingent on the approval of the Holmes Beach
City Council, Reynold L. Glanz,
President of Florida Homebuyers Developer ey
Insurance, Inc., plans to purchase D Rey
12.1 acres for further development says that the p
of the Sandy Pointe Condominiums interfere with
at 3601 East Bay Drive. tats, wetlands
The property, currently owned
by the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation (FDIC), was first approved for develop-
ment in 1984. Previous owners had a long history of
failed development, foreclosures, and bankruptcies.
Glanz has spent more than a year acquiring per-
mits from state, county and local officials. If the city
approves his proposal, he plans to start construction of
the five-phase project immediately and complete the
development within two years. Improvements, includ-
ing an exterior "face-lift" of the existing 12 units, are
included in phase one.
An island resident, Glanz recently developed the,
Alexis Plaza Shopping Center in Anna Maria City. He
specializes in purchasing and developing troubled
property. It has taken more than a year for him to ac-
quire approval for the Sandy Pointe project. Because
a large portion of the property is a designated conser-
vation area, at least 16 agencies have been involved in
the approval process.
Glanz says that the project will not interfere with
The Southwest Florida Management District
(SWFWMD), in cooperation with the three Island cit-
ies, is encouraging all citizens to fill out a survey to
help the district pinpoint stormwater drainage prob-
lems on our Island.
The surveys are available at the three Island city
halls, the Island Branch Library and the Anna Maria
Post Office. They may be returned to the respective
city hall or to Anna Maria City Clerk Peggy Nelson.
SWFWMD has also scheduled an informal public
animal habitats, wetlands or mangroves. He stated,
"None of the habitat will be touched. I have asked for
permission to trim some mangroves, but not one of
them will be cut. The area will be preserved and there
will be zero environmental impact."
Additionally, Glanz claims that the development will
add to the beauty of the city, provide jobs within the com-
munity and alleviate the financial diffi-
culties of the condominium association
S lnz which is currently using monies from a
ject will not reserve account to maintain the com-
imal habi- plex.
mangroves. Charles Wasserman, the
original owner of Sandy Pointe, re-
quested and received rezoning per-
mits in 1984. He sold the property without starting de-
velopment. The second owners, Sandy Pointe Venture,
began construction on a condominium complex in
1985. However, before the complex was completed,
the entire structure burned to the ground in a suspi-
cious, late night fire. A subsequent investigation deter-
mined the fire to be the result of arson.
In 1986, eight units were rebuilt; four additional
units were added in 1988. Cypress Savings and Loan
Association, the property's mortgage holder at that
time, foreclosed on Sandy Pointe Venture before the
remaining land designated for an additional 43 units
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ac-
quired title to the property when the agency took con-
trol of the now defunct Cypress Savings and Loan.
Glanz recently developed the Fallen Timbers Golf
Course near Dayton, Ohio. He has several projects
underway in California.
Holmes Beach property owners say,
'I'll see you in court'
Quadruple lavWsuits are currently pending against
the city of Holmes Beach for a variety of grievances.
While one resident blames the city for a personal
injury, the remaining suits involve the interpretation
and enforcement of zoning ordinances and regulations.
Ronald Charles Evans claims that injuries he re-
ceived as the result of a bicycle accident were caused
by the city's negligent maintenance of a walkway/bike
path. He has sued for damages in excess of $15,000.
In June of 1992, Evans was injured when he
crashed after his bicycle ran over a drainage hole in the
pavement at the intersection of Palm Drive and 76th
Street. His suit contends that the city allowed a danger-
ous and hazardous condition to exist and that the haz-
ard was hidden from plain and ordinary view.
The city denies responsibility and contends that
the accident occurred because of negligence and care-
lessness on the part of Evans.
Westco Investment, Inc., is an agency which
leases island properties and then subleases the proper-
ties to international tenants in connection with tour
In 1991 Holmes Beach passed and adopted a zon-
ing ordinance that prohibits short-term leasing for a
period of less than 31 days. Westco is accusing the city
of interfering with pre-existing rental agreements that
the company had with property owners and with the
international tour groups.
Westco challenges the constitutionality of Ordi-
nance 91-2 and claims that the City of Holmes Beach
is exercising improper and unlawful police power.
Claude and Claudia Barron, owners of a dwelling
at 5604 Guava, sued the city after council members
determined that their structure could not qualify under
any standards as a duplex.
When the Barrons requested a second electric
meter for the property that they had recently pur-
chased, John Fernandez, superintendent of public
works, discovered that the dwelling was not legally a
Since the property has contained what was be-
lieved to be a duplex since 1986, the Barrons are accus-
ing the city of exercising its decision in an arbitrary
and capricious manner. They also contend that
Fernandez acted improperly and abused his authority
when he denied a building permit and handled the re-
quest as a variance from the zoning requirements.
A fourth suit was filed by Anson Jones of 518 58th
Street on March 30. Jones was told that two houses on
his property cannot qualify as a duplex because the
houses are joined together by a roof which provides
protection for the common patio and pool area located
between the two structures.
Contrary to logic, according to the suit, Holmes
Beach contends that Jones has a single family house
and that he is attempting to rent out a portion of the
The property owner finds it totally illogical that
the city disputes his contention that he has two single-
family houses, located on his property and, at the same
time, alleges that he is in violation of the code by hav-
ing a two-family home in a single family district.
information workshop regarding the Stormwater Man-
agement Master Plan for Anna Maria Island. The pur-
pose of the workshop is to receive public input with
regard to long-standing drainage problems. During the
workshop, engineers from the District will be available
to answer questions and receive comments. Mapping
displays will be accessible to the public.
The meeting will be held Thursday, April 15, from 7
p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Dr., Anna Maria City. The public is encourage to attend.
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to build condominiums
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WIW Young at Art
Art students showed off their
work during an open house
: reception held last Sunday
at Island Gallery West in
Holmes Beach. The recep-
t40 lion honored the students
and local businesses and
residents who fund a
scholarship program which
makes the art classes
Amanda Granstad, Greg
Granstad and Tiffany
Foster. Amanda and Tiffany
it are participants in the
scholarship program. Greg
provided moral support for
his sister, Amanda, and
_ A" .sampled the refreshments.
Disaster preparedness meetings
to be held
A town meeting on disaster preparedness will be
held in each of the three Island cities this spring. The
meetings will be under the auspices of the Manatee
County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The Red Cross is currently organizing a task force
of Island public officials and community leaders to
help formulate meeting locations and presentation
content. Specifically, the task force will use the coop-
eration of the Anna Maria Fire District, the three po-
lice departments, city officials, community, civic and
church leaders and people who have experienced the
disasters the Island's population has experienced. To-
gether they will plan for the safety of the people.
The focus of the town meetings will be on:
1. The location of mainland disaster shelters in-
cluding how to get there and what to bring and what
to expect while there.
2. Disaster preparedness for each individual
3. The enlistment of volunteer personnel to help
staff the shelters.
"Our effort will be coordinated through the task
force of Island emergency leaders whom we are con-
actingg" said Roberta Omlor, Manatee County Red
Cross Director. "The program is the direct result of last
year's hurricane threats to our Island and in particular,
the last two Anna Maria Island disasters wherein the
Red Cross was called upon to help the torrential rains
and flooding of last July and the hurricane-level winds
and tide surge of this past March 13."
She noted the role the Red Cross was mandated to
perform in disaster by the United States congress in 1905.
The Red Cross has assumed the role to inform and edu-
cate the public in their responsibility for self-protection.
At the town meetings the public will be informed
of plans and arrangements for disaster shelters. Mrs.
Omlor stressed that the meetings are not solely to pre-
pare the public for disaster but to also seek public in-
put and their concerns.
"We need the active cooperation and expertise of
each community into which we go to help," noted
Omlor. "This will be both an operation effort a seri-
ous plan for serious disasters as well as a public in-
The location and dates of the meetings will be
published in the Islander Bystander.
Chris Dolan of Bradenton
Beach accepts a check for
$1, 000 from Pierrette
Kelly, executive director
of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Dolan
was awarded the scholar-
ship as this year's Island
teenager who exhibited
outstanding leadership in
the community throughout
the previous year and as a
student with a strong
grade point average.
Chris will use the money
towards his first year's
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Tues, 4/13: 7:30 p.m. Commission Work Session
Wed., 4/14: 7:30 p.m. Civic Association
Thurs., 4/15: 7 p.m.: SWFWMD Public Informa-
tion Workshop on Stormwater Drainage
Thurs., 4/8: 7 p.m. Council Regular Meeting
Tues., 4/13: 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning
Thurs., 4/8; 9 a.m. Council Work Session
Mon. 4/12: 5:30 p.m. Congressman Dan Miller
Town Hall Meeting
Bradenton Municipal Auditorium
100 Tenth St. W., Bradenton
All three island city halls will be closed Friday,
April 9, Good Friday.
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Easter reception for
On Easter Sunday, after all the masses, a reception
will be held to enable parishioners and friends of Fa-
ther Welsmiller to meet him in person. The reception
is free and will be held in the Welsmiller Activity
Father Welsmiller, the founding pastor of St. Ber-
nard Church, maintains an orphanage for about 80
abandoned and orphaned children in Colima, Mexico.
Father has sacrificed his entire life for the poor and
All are invited.
Off Stage Ladies
to hold luncheon
The April luncheon meeting of the Off Stage La-
dies, a support group for the Island Players, will be
held at the Holiday Inn Riverfront on Wednesday,
April 14, starting with a social hour at 11:30 a.m.
For questions concerning the Off Stage Ladies,
please call Valerie Rieker at 778-5680.
Off Island events
The Manatee Community College Chamber Choir
will present a concert of chamber vocal music on Fri-
day, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th
St. West in Bradenton. Choral music will include
"Missa Festiva" by John Leavitt, and choral selections
from operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan and Jacques
Offenbach. General admission is $3. For more infor-
mation, call 755-1511, ext. 4240.
The Manatee Community College Dept. of Social
and Behavioral Sciences will sponsor the First Annual
Psychology Fair on Monday, April 12, at the Braden-
ton Campus, 5840 26th St. W., from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. For more in-
formation, call Melton at 755-1511, ext. 4267.
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program will
conduct two area forums on Sarasota Bay. The Forums
will provide an opportunity for residents of the Sara-
sota Bay area to hear first-hand what the program has
learned about the bay's condition. Citizens will have
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Civic Auditorium, downtown Bradenton from 7:30 to
9:30 p.m., and on Monday, April 19, at Mote Marine
Laboratory, City Island, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The American Independent Music Teachers' As-
sociation will present a musical program from original
comedies and art repertoire for children at U.S.F. Cam-
pus, Sarasota, Sudakoff Center on Friday, April 16, at
6 p.m. Admission is free. Seats are limited. For infor-
mation, call 746-5956.
The Players of Sarasota will hold open auditions
for the award-winning musical "Fiddler On The Roof"
on Sunday, April 18, 7 p.m., at the theater located on
U.S. 41 at Ninth Street. No previous experience is
necessary. Scripts may be perused at the box office
from 10 to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Singers will be
provided with an accompanist and dancers need to
wear comfortable clothing. Rehearsals start in mid-
April for the June 11 through 20 production. For more
information, call 953-9599.
The Federation of Manatee County Community
Associations will meet Thursday, April 15, at 6:45
p.m. in the Manatee County Public Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd. West in Bradenton. Guest speaker
will be Ken Burton, Jr., Tax Collector for Manatee
County. His subject will be tax title liens. Members of
any community association are invited at attend.
Country-Western dancing will be held at the Sa-
rasota Eagles located at 2926 Wilkinson Road between
Swift and Beneva Roads on Sundays from 7 to 11 p.m.
Open to the public, two-stepping, line dances and
couples dances are featured. Admission is $4 per per-
son. For more information call 371-7843.
Last big band dance of
the season coming up
The Florida Big Band Society will hold its last big
band dance of the season at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center on Friday, April 16, from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m. Debra Jean and the Melotones will provide the
music for this gala event.
Tickets are $10 a person. Reservations for couples
and singles for this BYOB affair are important. For res-
ervations and seating arrangements call Cynthia at the
Center at 778-1908 between 9:30 a.m and 2:30 p.m. dur-
ing the week. Singles are welcomed and are to call Bea
for reservations at 778-4181 in the evenings.
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June Gilley, left, Prudential Florida Realty, Zee
Catanese and Carol Williams of Smith Realtors are just
three of a throng of guests who enjoyed socializing and
sampling delicious hors d'oeuvres at Vienna Castle in
Bradenton Beach during the recent Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce social.
Phone fraud to be
discussed at Hi-12
The Anna Maria High-12 Club will hold its
weekly meeting on Thursday, April 8, at Pete
Reynard's restaurant in Holmes Beach. Social hour
begins at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at noon.-
Phone fraud will be the topic of discussion by a
representative from General Telephone. All Master
Masons and their guests are invited.
Garden Club to eat
greens April 14
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a Salad
Luncheon on Wednesday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria
City on Pine Ave. The public is welcome.
St. Bernard Guild to
elect new officers
The April meeting of St. Bernard Guild will be
held in the Welsmiller Activity Center on Thursday,
April 8, starting at 1 p.m.
Election of new officers will be held at this meet-
ing. Terry Conley, first vice president, announced that
the guest speaker will be Pat Norris, corporal in the
Manatee County Sheriff's Department. All women are
invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
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'just a visit'
By Joy Courtney
There are surprises in life so there must be surprise-
ers and we've come across a bunch of them.
Under the guise of "just" an afternoon visit, Caroline
and Russ Green of Holmes Beach gathered 28 former
neighbors and friends from the 64th Street area to say "so
long" to two special people. As Reverend John and
Gertrude Kenbeek chatted in the Green's living room with
the drapes pulled, car upon car of guests quietly entered
the Green's garage an area no longer a haven for ve-
hicles but transformed into a lovely setting with tables and
flowers and name cards all surround by the aroma of
bountiful casseroles and cakes.
The Kenbeeks were greeted by a sea of smiles as they
were led outside to continue their visit on the patio. Dur-
ing the visit, the Kenbeeks were given a book put together
by the Greens entitled, "This is Your Life on Anna Maria
Island." Bound inside were 14 years of their Island memo-
ries from a picture of the Sweet Spoon restaurant where
the couple have enjoyed many a breakfast, to a photo of
the Pines Trailer Park where the reverend had preached,
plus picture upon picture of the friends saying "hi."
The well-wishers were the Wayne Arnolds of Holmes
Beach, the Art Andersons from Rockford, M., the Greens,
Stella Hawks of Holmes Beach, the Dave Kenbeeks of
Holland, Mich., Billie Martini, the Steve Smiths, and
Patsy Smith all of Holmes Beach, Gerald McCoy of
Waterboro, Me., Jean Smith and the Ray Staffords of
Holmes Beach, the Emil Schefflers of Hensdale, Ill., and
the Frank Schellenbooms of Hendersonville, Mich.
The bright afternoon ended with smiles and a few
tears but all were enheartened by the knowledge that the
Kenbeeks could not really leave. As we Islanders know,
once a foot has been set on Anna Maria Island, its spirit
has a way of staying married to our souls.
We'll never say good-by Photo: Joy Courtne)
Mrs. and Reverend John Kenbeek (seated) are surrounded by friends and neighbors before they depart to
remain in their home in Holland, Mich. The Kenbeeks have wintered on the Island for 14 years.
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This Easter, share the
warmth of family and
friends, and a
delightful feast at the
Special Dinner Hours
Noon 10 p.m.
Lunch on Deck
11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Join us this Easter
and make the Sandbar
a lasting tradition.
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Islanders enjoy casual cruise for college fund
A group from the Island consisting of members and friends of The Woman's
Club of Anna Maria Island, recently enjoyed a cruise on the MS Holiday
visiting Caribbean ports. Mabel Peltier, fund-raising chairperson, made
arrangements for the trip through Jan of Far Away Places. Proceeds from
the cruise will be used for the Woman's Club Scholarship Fund.
Colors of the
Bud Atteridge, the Island
Poet, displays the "Civil
War Navy Color Book"
designed and written by
his son, Bill, of Arcadia,
Calif. The coloring book,
now in its third printing,
is a natural off-shoot
from Bill's company
which produces replicas
of civil war battleships.
Each page includes an
historical block in
addition to the intricately
Photo: Joy Courtney
Hello, Louie Photo: Joy Courtney
Instead of a chip on his shoulder Islander Tim Villars carries Louie. Louie is
an albino Latino ring neck parrot normally the ring neck parrot is green with
a black ring. Yellow in color, Louie entertains Villars during their Island
travels with his chatter, whistles and two parrot-icularly loved renditions of
"Jingle Bells" and "Yankee Doodle." With a life span of 30 to 40 years,
Louie, age 2 (?), will be singing along with the Villars family for a long time.
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Sidewalk sings with art Photo: Joy Courtney
Winter residents Harry and Donna Cieszki display their art work for sale -
hand-painted sand dollars in acrylic and landscapes done in oils during the
Sidewalk Art Show and Sale sponsored by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island. The show was held at the Island Shopping Center.
Celebrate strawberry season!
Stuffed French Toast
Mash for filling 8 ounce package cream cheese
2 heaping tablespoons apricot preserves
1/2 cup fresh, washed and cut strawberries
Mix separately 1 cup half & half
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cut 2 inch slices of French bread on a diagonal and slit a pocket in each (like
stuffing pork chops). Stuff bread with cream cheese mix. Pour milk mixture on
cookie sheet and arrange stuffed bread to soak. Turn and soak both sides. Cover and
place in refrigerator overnight. Grill and dust with powdered sugar and serve with
Reprinted with permission from the Harrington House, Holmes Beach from its
cookbook, "Favorite Recipes I."
New Stephen Ministers
commissioned by Roser Church
Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria City recently
commissioned 15 trainees as Stephen
The Stephen Ministry is a complete
system of training and organizing lay
persons for caring ministry in and
around congregations. Having com-
pleted 50 hours of training, these
Stephen Ministers have been prepared
to provide quality Christian care and
help build a strong and supportive min-
istry team between pastor and lay
The newly commissioned Stephen
Ministers are Eleanor Atwood of
Holmes Beach, Marion McGuire
Caugherty of Holmes Beach, Gayle
Covey of Bradenton, Marion
Duytschaever of Bradenton, Marion
Hinton of Holmes Beach, Carl Jealous
of Holmes Beach, Mamie Jealous of
Holmes Beach, Pearl La France of
Bradenton, Ruth Leitch of Holmes
Beach, Linda Loken of Anna Maria
City, Theresa Staal of Holmes Beach,
Joanne Van Dam of Bradenton, Sheila
Van Dyke of Holmes Beach, Louise
Wallace of Anna Maria City and
George Worst of Holmes Beach.
Sunrise Service change
Sunrise service listed for Coquina ever, the church will hold Sunrise ser-
Beach on Easter Sunday has been can- vices on the lawn of their church, 5051
celled by Church of the Cross. How- 26th Street W., Bradenton.
Pol to wed
Keith and Norma Nibbelink of Pella,
Iowa, announce the engagement of their
daughter, Amy Beth, to Daniel Gene
Vande Pol of Holmes Beach, son of Ed-
ward and Betty Vande Pol of Pella.
The couple will wed June 19 at Cal-
vary Christian Reformed Church, Pella.
Miss Nibbelink is a graduate of
Pella Christian High School and plans
to receive a degree in elementary edu-
cation from Dordt College, Sioux Cen-
ter, Iowa, in May.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of
Pella Christian High School and a 1988
graduate of Dordt College. He is a teacher
and coach at Bradenton Christian.
Sheryl Brown of Bradenton and Ri-
chard Osgood of Richmond, Va., an-
nounce the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Nikki Lynne Osgood of Bradenton,
to Jeffrey Michael Starner of Braden-
ton, son of Richard Starner of Holmes
Beach and Joyce Hayes of Myakka
The couple will wed May 22 at the
First Church of God in Bradenton.
Miss Osgood is a 1987 graduate of
Cuba High School. She is employed by
the Teltronics Group.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1987
graduate of Manatee High School. He is
employed by Donnie Hodson Pools.
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Daily Specials. Tuesday to Friday, 4 pm to 10 pm.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 10 pm. Closed Monday.
For reservations please call 778-1885.
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Fishing operation open 7 am to midnight; open 24 hours for
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Easter Bunny Arrives 8 a.m. til 2 p.m.
11 a.m. 8 p.m.
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Anna Maria City
* March 30, 100 Block Pelican Dr., 2:20 a.m., Spouse
* April 4, City business establishments, Burglary,
Six establishments were burglarized early Sunday
morning. (See related story this issue).
* March 27, 2000 Block Ave., C, 2:00 a.m., Marijuana
* March 27, 2400 Block Ave. C, 8:40 p.m., Suicide At-
tempt, Police were summoned because a female had
taken an undetermined amount of prescription anti-
depressant pills and had consumed an unknown quan-
tity of alcohol. The woman became physically resis-
tant and was restrained by law enforcement officers.
She was transferred to Manatee Memorial Hospital
where, under the direction of a physician, she was
detained under the Baker's Act.
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* March 28, 2500 Block Gulf Dr., S., 2:44 a.m., Retail
Theft. After a man was informed that beer could not
legally be sold after 2:00 a.m., the suspect removed a
six pack of beer from a cooler and left the premises on
a bicycle. He was not apprehended.
* March 28, 1000 Block Gulf Dr., S., 3:36 a.m., Recov-
ery of stolen vehicle & tag. Investigation under way.
* March 31, Coquina Park, 2:23 p.m., Theft from au-
tomobile. A wallet was removed from a vehicle while
owners were on beach.
* March 31, Bridge St., 5:40 p.m., Large boat stuck at
intersection. A semi-trailer towing a yacht attached to
a boat trailer became stuck in the middle of a Bridge
Street intersection. A tow truck was summoned to
assist in moving the boat. (See related story this issue.)
* March 27,4200 Block Gulf Dr., 8:53 a.m., Stolen Bi-
* March 28, 4400 Block Gulf Dr., Driving with a sus-
pended license. While investigating accident, officer
learned that defendant's driver's license had been sus-
pended for failure to pay fines.
* March 28, 100 Block Beech Ave., Trespassing,
Thin Crust Pizza
Baby Back Ribs
Longboat Key Whitney Beach Plaza
Sunday-Thursday 4 PM-Midnight
Friday & Saturday 4 PM 1 AM
383-0880 or 383-0881
Open Easter Sunday April 11
Serving Easter Breakfast
8 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Serving Easter Dinner
Breakfast and Lunch Dining in France
Tues thru Sat Thur, Fri & Sat
Sunday 8AM-1:30PM Sunday 5-9PM
Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Four persons apprehended and charged with trespass-
* March 30, 2700 Block Ave. C, 9:20 p.m., Battery,
Capias issued for suspect after he threw a flower pot
at his girl friend, injuring her and breaking a window.
March 30, 100 Block Pelican Drive, 2:33 a.m., Spouse
* April 1, 6000 Block Gulf, Dr.,10:47 p.m., Domestic
* April 1, 100 Block 45th St., Misdemeanor,
Man reported for swimming in his underwear. He left
the premises without incident after receiving a warn-
* April 1, 3000 Block E. Bay Dr., Driving with a sus-
pended license. Officer spotted man driving who was
known to have had his driving privileges suspended on
numerous occasions. Computer check revealed license
suspended indefinitely for numerous failures to pay
* April 1, 5700 Block Marina Dr., 1:18 a.m., Fight at
night club. No charges brought.
15% OFF ALL DINNER ENTREES -
I $1 OFF LUNCH
WITH COUPON, UMIT ONE PER PERSON E
Take out & Catering Available
I Lunch M-Sun 11:30 to 3 Dinner M-Sun 4 to 10
4304 14th St. West Bradenton 758-6390
L| Behind Rooms to Go |
De) VA Zuftrian
Strolling Violinist '*
Friday & Saturday 101 Bridge Street
Taking Reservations for Bradenton Beach
Easter Sunday Open 12:00-9:00 (813) 778-6189
HAVING A PARTY?
Since 1979, Harry's has been creating the finest
parties, from black-tie to beachwear. Call to re-
serve your date soon. Your party will be both
memorable and worry-free, and your friends will
surely be impressed.
delightful dining gourmet take-out
525 St Judes Drive at 5600 Gulf
of Mexico Drive
fuN Swq he Sma 5he~~.
SOUP & SALAD BAR
Served for Lunch and Dinner
ALL OCCASION PARTY TRAYS
ICE CREAM & COLOMBO YOGURT
Holiday Frozen Yogurt Pies
Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM Sum 1-9PM
Eat-In or Take-Out
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
BEER WINE LIQUOR
7AM to 2:30AM
3007 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach 778-3085
ENTERTAINMENT 9:30 to 1:30
April 9 & 10 ... Out of Bounds
April 11 & 12 ... Chandler & Co.
Customer Appreciation Night
Every Thursday *1 Well *1 Beers
500 Drafts & FREE POOL
Every Sunday Ladies Night
Ladies Pay $5 to Drink
Well Draft & Wine from 10 PM to 1 AM
11AM to 11PM
Dine In Carry Out Delivery
Open Easter Sunday (
8 a.m. 2 p.m.
Variety of Easter Specials featuring ...
Griddlecakes from scratch!
In a variety of "flavors" Buttermilk, Wheatgerm,
Berrygerm, Banana Crunch & Apple Cinnamon
-i SUNRISE SPECIAL ... $1.99
-Tp .Monday Friday 7 to 10 AM
2 Farm Fresh Eggs, Homefries or Grits,
Toast, Fruit Preserves & Coffee
Open Mon-Sat 7AM-3PM
At the Whitney Beach
Shopping Center on
North Longboat Key
IJ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N APRIL 8, 1993 N PAGE 15
How to avoid
Police advise that you get to know your neighbor.
Your neighbors can help spot intruders.
Don't advertise your wares. Valuables shouldn't
be easily visible from outside the house.
Leave lights on, or have a radio or television play-
ing, even when you are away. Ideally, the lights should
be set on timers to come on in appropriate areas, at
Have adequate locks on doors and windows. Use
dead-bolt door locks that have a "throw" of at least one
inch past the door frame.
The average burglar will take 60 seconds to gain
entry to a home; the more he is delayed, the greater
chance that he will give up and leave.
Keep automobiles locked, even in your own driveway
Donald Anderson, 87, of Holmes Beach, died
April 5 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Anderson came to
this area from Glen Ridge, N.J. He was a banker with
Chemical Corn Exchange Bank. He was a graduate of
Pettie School in New Jersey and Yale University in
1927. He was a member of the Church of the Annun-
ciation in Holmes Beach.
He is survived by a son, Dexter A., of Washing-
ton, D.C.; and two grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. A memorial service
will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
HCA/L.W. Blake Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, P. 0.
Box 25004, Bradenton, Fla. 34206. Shannon Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Stop In to See Us for
the Freshest Fish Available
Special Prices on Whole Fish
Smoked Fish, Chicken & Ribs
Open 10 to 6, Monday thru Saturday, Sunday 11 to 4
5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-0333
The Island Spirit of Florida is at...
FULL MENU FULL BAR
F- FEATURING -
FISH & CHIPS
OPEN 7 DAYS -11am to 10 pm
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
Margaret 'Peg' Harter
Margaret "Peg" Harter, 77, of Anna Maria, died April
2 in HCA/L.W.Blake Hospital.
Born inLaCrosse, Wisconsin, Peg came to Anna Maria
in 1958. She was a homemaker and was a member of St
Bernard Catholic Church.
She is survived by her
foster daughter, Dolores
Knutson of Anna Maria City,
(a special member of The Is-
lander/Bystander staff), two
foster grandchildren, five fos- .
ter great-grandchildren; a
niece and a nephew.
No local visitation was I '
held. Mass of Christian Burial
was held Saturday at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. Burial has taken
place in the Catholic Cemetery of LaCrosse. Griffith-
Cline Island Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
"Peg, you will be forever in our hearts. "-from all
who knew and loved you and your family.
THE HUNT CLUB
Breakfast 9 to 1 lam
Belgian Waffle Specialties
* Eggs Benedict Blintzes
Early Birds from $4.95
4:30 to 6:00 pm
5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Located in the Centre Shops
We are mailing the Islander Bystander to out-of-town
subscribers look on page 5 and send
us your form NOW!
Grouper and fresh Spinach Salad, German Apple
Pancake, Filet Mignon au poivre. Lunch and
brunch are served daily with stylish informality.
sARRYS LONGBOAT KEY
dmlia AifSre- 383-0777
delightful dining gourmet take-out stylish catering
525 St Judes Drive at 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive
"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven, "flis
,Buffy," Pat Geyer, owner.
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am 7pm,
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Take out 778-2501
RESTAURANT & PUB
Join Us Easter Sunday
after Sunrise Service
Serving Breakfast Only
7 a.m. 12 noon
Also serving Breakfast & Lunch
Daily 7 am to 2 pm & Sunday 8 am to 1 pm
Dinner Mon thru Fri 5-9
Pub Hours -7 am to 10 pm
Comer of Gulf Drive & Palmetto in Anna Maria
oa 778-3909 (TAKE OUT ORDERS WELCOME) A
The finest Italian/Spanish
Restaurant that does Breakfast too
S Live Dinner Music Every P
T Wednesday thru Sunday nights A
0 Happy A
' Easter A
G ^All A
E Norm & Jane s
K and Staff c
A Breakfast Lunch Dinner B
L Open Seven Days A
D Hours: Breakfast 8AM Noon Ltnch 11AM 2PM
S Dinner 4:30PM 10PM S
S&S Plaza 5348 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Free Delivery 778-4949 Take Out Available
M] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 8, 1993 m PAGE 16
PERSONALIZED AUTO DETAILING
Full car detailing including ...
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody
Cleaning & Protection
* All Leather & Vinly Conditioned
Tires & Trim Dressed
& MUCH MORE!
We welcome you to enjoy full auto and
boat detail service at your home or
business, by appointment. At
your convenience, of course.
We use absolutely the finest products for
your car and for the environment.
and we've been detailing since 1985.
For a cleaner call, call today.
CALL MOBILE SERVICE NUMBER: 356-4649
(or leave a message for Damon at 778-7978)
$85 includes most car models.
to your distant
See page 5
Perma Term from Auto-Owners is
the preferred universal life insurance
program for most people. It offers
the advantage of low-cost protec-
tion and high tax-sheltered interest
earnings on policy cash values. For
details, contact your local Auto-
MIXON C,%X v f
,--.' LIFE AUTO HOME
5412 Marina Drive
Island Shopping Center
Lite Home Car 3usinoss
Come by boat and spend
Easter Weekend at
Galati Yacht Basin.
Open & Covered Slips Available
... with each slip rental, receive a DISCOUNT on gas or diesel.
GAS & DIESEL
100 OFF per gallon with the purchase of 100 gallons or more.
50 OFF per gallon with a purchase of $50 or more.
BEER ICE SODA SNACKS LIVE & FROZEN BAIT TACKLE
OVERNIGHT DOCKAGE PUMP-OUT STATION
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 TO 5
(83 7-75-92SO.*BAYBLVD ANN AI
By Mike Heistand most everyday with an occasional
Yvonne of the Miss Cortez said its snook here and there.
four-hour trip didn't make it out last Chris of Galati Yacht Basin said
week due to bad weather. Its six-hour there were plenty of mangrove snapper
trip averaged 500 head of vermilion, from 10 to 20 miles offshore with a few
gray, lane, mangrove snapper, and red black grouper up to ten pounds. In the
grouper with a 12 pound black grouper backwater, there has been reports of
rounding out the catch. Its nine-hour snook and plenty of speckled trout.
trip averaged 125 head of mangrove, Mark from Captain's Marina said
vermilion snapper, black grouper and trout, released redfish and snook were
this time around a 30 pound black fin being caught by its customers this past
tuna added to the excitement. week. Mark said the bigger spawning
Fran from the Anna Maria City trout are starting to show on the flats.
Pier reported that lots of sheepshead, Carl from Perico Harbor Bait &
pompano and nice-sized flounder were Tackle reported that fishing wasn't too
being caught during the day with snook good because of the weather.
being caught at night. Captain Mike Heistand said that
Captain Tom Chaya said a few the wind and weather had created prob-
snook were caught this week ranging in lems this week, but, when he has been
size from four to ten pounds with a few able to get out, they caught snook, re-
released redfish joining the catch. Tom leased redfish, snapper, sheepshead,
also said that if the winds would die mackerel and trout.
down fishing would improve. Captain Rick Gross has been do-
Island Discount Tackle reported ing well on snook using white bait Rick
good numbers of snook being caught in also caught and released some very
the backwater. Bill also said kingfish large trout and redfish.
had started to make a showing with re- Captain Dave Pinkham with Gulf
ports of a few being caught 7 to 13 to Bay Charters reported kingfish were
miles offshore. running offshore at 8 to 30 pounds. He
Captain Phil Shields said the wind also said bonita, amberjack, barracuda,
had hampered his fishing offshore this grouper, mangrove, yellowtail and lane
week but he still came back to the dock snapper are running offshore.
with cobia, mangrove snapper and red Terr from Annie's Bait & Tackle
grouper. said that Captain Zach of the "Dee Jay
Dick from the Rod & Reel Pier II" reported catching a good number of
reported catching snook at night and snook at average size and noted they
sheepshead and pompano during the were starting to climb up to 15 pounds.
day. He added one angler caught a 36 Trout at 28" up to seven to eight
inch, 17 pound black drum during the pounds, and redfish up to 33 inches
day using shrimp for bait. were also caught and released and that
Captain Mark Bradow said he has flounder were numerous in the Gulf
been catching and releasing redfish al- with kings and cobia on the increase.
Gobs of grouper
SWayne Whitmore, fishing
off of Anna Maria Island,
was able to cast a line
through the wind last
week and caught these
red grouper. His catch
;weighed in up to ten
pounds and were found in
S45 feet to 50 feet of
Golf Tip: The soccer style kicker brings his foot back from 7 o'clock through
and out over 11 o'clock. In other words, he makes a kick from the inside out
with full follow through. If he fails to finish the kick, the ball goes to the right of
the goal post. Conversely, if he pulls his leg over 12 o'clock, the ball goes left of
the goal post, just as in a golf swing. Next: Red Light Blues.
B THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 8, 1993 M PAGE 17
"Final" Standings First Half of Season
Island Major League
AMFD vs HALEYS
HI-12 vs KIWANIS
WAC vs AMFD
HALEYS vs HI-12
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Haley's Eddie Valez hit a grand slam to key his
team's 9 to 7 win over Hi-12.
Kiwanis pitching ace Bill Floto pitched a complete
game for a victory over AMFD.
Congratulations are offered to WAC players coaches
and parents for winning the first half of the season.
The coaches credited great teamwork and pitchers
Ryan Bowes and Greg LaPensee, the hitting of
LaPensee Eddie Ross and the defensive play of Tay-
lor Bernard and Tom Reiner ... a fine performance by
all 12 team members.
Good luck to all in the second half.
aA ^FAST, PROFESSIONAL
ROD & REEL
DISCOUNTTAa. MOST MAKES OR MODELS
OPEN DAILY ANNA MARIA- 778-7688
PEN7 toDAY7 ,,,ISLAND CENTER" 778-7688
3240 EAST BAY DR.
WEEKENDS HOLMES BEACH
6 to 7 (Between Walgreens & Shells)
NO RULES! NO LIMITS!
ISLAND ROLLERS INLINE SKATES
Stretchin' to do
Kristian Flynn and Sarah
Thomas, members of the
Little League minor team
Betsy Hills Real Estate,
stretch to catch an
incoming pop-up during
warm-ups. The team
includes a total of six
gals who love the game
Photo: Joy Courtney
Pirates play hardball,
Islanders entertain & enjoy
Finelli stretches out
Mike Finelli leads the crowd
during the 7th inning stretch at
Pittsburgh Pirate games during
spring training season at
McKechnie Field. Everyone takes
part in singing "Take me out to
the ball game" along with Mike,
a winter resident of Bradenton
Beach and a major "booster" of
Pirate ball team.
Bo does Bradenton
The fans showed their enthusiasm
for Bo Jackson when he came up to
I bat. He struck out, but managed to
demonstrate flexible use of his
artificial hip when he let loose a
few "swivels"on the way
back to the dugout.
Bob McGlynn, manager of
Westbay Point & Moorings on the
Island, (where Pirates Stan
S Belinda and John Wehner resided
:during the season) was a guest of
the Islander Bystander in
N the press box.
Photos: Bonner Presswood
Johnson, Evinrude, OMC wl
SSea Drive & OMC Cobra Stem Drie
ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
6:17 0.9ft 1:05 2.4ft
6:32 1.0ft 1:40 2.4ft
6:34 0.9ft 2:19 2.4ft
12:30 -0.1ft 5:21 1.9ft
1:40 0.0ft 6:54 1.8ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.
THEG LFSH P
CALLAWAYS "BIG BERTHA"
Special Regrip $1.99 each
Putters $15.75 and up ...
Located with Island Locksmith in Island Shopping Center
Marina Drive at Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
5408 Marina Drive 778-1661
[j THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 8, 1993 M PAGE 18
4 .. -
* ~- .5,. -
Pavilion serves purpose
One of the purposes of the donation made to Anna
Maria Elementary School by the Martini and
Greenwall families was to provide a covered area
where the children can work and play during
inclement weather. Doing just that, the students in
Coach Gene Burr's physical education class were
able to concentrate on their hockey strategy without
getting wet or having their class cancelled. The
pavilion was "dedicated to the youth of Anna Maria
Island in memory of Robert Martini, Daisy
Greenwall and Peter Greenwall." A formal dedica-
tion will take place at the school on Wednesday,
Anna Maria School menu :
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Italian Salad, Jello
No School Good Friday
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Ham Pattie on Bun, Potato Rounds, Broccoli Cuts,
Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Peanut Butter, Juice
Lunch: Port Chop Shape, Mashed Potatoes, Tomato &
Green Pepper Cup, Fresh Fruit
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Beefaroni, Mixed Vegetables, Orange Juice, Hot
All meals served with milk.
Cherie A Deen, LMT
No" Accepting Appointments
MM :.l .:6 ...
MAl0l I 1
The itsy bitsy spider Photo: Joy Courtney
Jessica Cramer and Charlene Anderson work on designing a cover for their
spider books during art class. The girls with their classmates in Maureen
Loveland's kindergarten class had just seen "Charlotte's Web" at the Braden-
ton Municipal Auditorium. As follow up, each student came back to write their
own book about the eight-legged arachnids.
Art League kids capture awards
Several of the Anna Maria Island
Art League's art scholarship students
won awards in the recent Green Bridge
Joe Weider won the High School
James M. Metts, Jr. Pastor
9:45 ................................................. SUNDAY SCHOOL
8:30 ..........................SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
10:55 ........................SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
7 PM ..........................SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
7 PM ...................WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
Nursery for all Services
"A Loving People, On a Lovely Island, Preaching Christ!"
8605 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida 778-0719
Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayors Award of $100, Alyssum Beard
won $50 for second place.
Kyle Riter received an honorable
Congratulations and keep painting!
zexr Materiial CQommunmty QCabr
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
6 astor 9:00............ FIRST WORSHIP
9:00 .................Sunday School
10:30 .......SECOND WORSHIP
Sat. 7:00pm ... Seaside Worship
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
.'Come. Celebrate Christ Transportation & Nursery Available 778-0414
KEITH L GRUENDL
BRADENTON HOLMES BEACH
720 Manatee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Cortez Road West (813) 778-4480
(813)748-1011 FAX 746-6459
Stephen G. Pelham, M. D.
announces the association of
3909 East Bay Drive
Accepting Medicare Assignment
as of January 1, 1993
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
778-1007 Day/Night 9 to 5: 778-6631
[I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 8, 1993 M PAGE 19
PROPERTY A Para(
OWNERS Sunbow Bay 2100 sq f
Worry-free leasing of your paint and carpet. Priced t(
property with our professional Owner says sell This b
management program. Forna Maria City. Feat
details on receiving the Anna Maria City. Featu
highest possible income and room, nice fruit trees, 2 ca
the extensive services $145,000.
provided both owners
and guests, contact the Gulf Watch Across fro.
KARLY CARLSON Anna Maria specialists, furnished, great rental inc(
OR (813) 778-2275, or call Questions concerning bi
MARY S. MILLER collect if out of state Call Dennis McClung at'
& EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES
3222 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
IP, UP UP ... THEN DOWN AGAIN
Coach Gene Burr
.4 .Elementary School
S uses a colorful
parachute to teach
team work to some
of the school's
first grade stu-
dents. The learn-
ing was fun as the
together to get
enough air into the
parachute to allow
it to float over
their heads and
then keep control.
But the best part
came when class
was over they all
enjoyed resting on
S- a bed of hot air.
Licensed Real Estate Salesman
After Hours 778-6791
605C Manatee Av W Holmes Beach
401 Pine Av Anna Maria
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
TOLL FREE 1-800-422-NEAL
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
-"Committed To Excellence In Real Estate Service"
ONE OF THE OLDEST REAL ESTATE COMPANIES ON THE ISLAND
FOUNDING MEMBER OF ISLAND CO-LISTING SERVICE
"We Wish You All
a Happy and
778-2307 or 778-1450
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Prue Maxon, Janice Tressler, Rosemary
Schulte, Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Mike Schulte, Ginger Richardson O F -7
Keller, Kay Kay Hardy and Nancy Ungvarsky (Rentals)
9 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. SAT. 9 A.M. TO NOON SUN. BY APPOINTMENT ,au^^-, J
9701 GULF DR., P.O. BOX 717 ANNA MARIA, FLORIDA 34216
Looking for a place to stay or
someone to manage your property?
Contact Lisa Varano or Anna Foley
and discuss your needs.
DICK WAGNER REALTY, INC.
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
813 778-2246 FAX 778-4978
Serving Anna Maria since 1939
Connecting cable Photo: Joy Courtney
The cherry picker takes a technician only so high to
work on Anna Maria Elementary School's FBTS
Tower to get to the top he is on his own. With its
activation, the tower will afford the school the
capability to receive satellite programming. Because
the technicians worked over spring break to bring
the tower up, each class now enjoys educational
programming through television. Once the retrofit
program is completed, the tower will feed its pro-
gramming through a media center into all the
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113 REALTORS MLS
127 Hammock Road in Anna Maria. 3 BR, 2 BA.
Secluded area. Dock for small boat. Reduced
from $229,000 to $249,000.
g THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 8, 1993 K PAGE 20
2212 Av C
2 lots @ 50x100
101 66th St
Beach Bistro & Inn
18 Seaside Ct
266 S Harbor Dr
week of 3/15/93
2802 Av C
304 B 57th St
4501 Gulf Dr
504 58th St
504 58th St
2 story motel
14 motel rooms
attached ground home
attached ground home
c 7000 sfla
c 900 sfla
c 1200 sfla
c 1200 sfla
Enterprises Corp &
Beach Inn Inc.
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Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker
NAUTILIUS Fully furnished 2BR 2BA apartment WIDE, SANDY BEACHI In front of this lovely 2BR
located at the desirable Nautilus Condominium. 2BA, turnkey furnished condo. Many conveniences
Complex offers heated pool, tennis, resident man- including eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer, covered park-
ager and fabulous walking beach. Excellent rental ing for 2 cars, pool, security entrance. Priced at
opportunity. Just reduced to $129,900. $139,900. Call Stan Williams.
ISLAND DUPLEXES ...
GREAT INCOME per month. 2BR 2BA each side. Dishwashers, disposals, skylights. Priced at $119,900.
Call Stan Williams.
UNOBSTRUCTED BAYVIEW from this custom duplex. Large utility and storage area. Short walk to
beach. Priced at $139,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN well built, spacious floor plan, 2BR 2BA, a short walk to the beach, private
garages. $179,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
WELL KEPT 2BR 2BA each side, close to Gulf and Bay, fully rented, possible owner financing, priced
at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
MID-ISLAND LOCATION 2BR -1 BA, close to Gulf, nicely maintained, canal docking at end of 76th Street,
priced at $129,900.
LAKEFRONT 2BR 2BA each side on large corner lot. Garage and storage areas for each side. Mostly
furnished. Owner financing. Priced at $154,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
ISLAND LOTS ...
Holmes Beach ... 100 x 100 ... close to beach ... $69,750.
Duplex lot ... 50 x 100 ... close to beach ... $37,500.
Developer Parcel ... Zoned 9 Units ... Prime Location ... $279,500.
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entryway leads to an impres-
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Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2
bath townhouse filled
S -with Sunshine and
Breezes. Spacious floor
plan includes an all
white kitchen. Steps to
the Gulf beaches.
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bedroom, 1 bath starter home. Large lot! Call Donald
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SPORTSMANS HARBORI $169,000 #51345 ... 3
bedroom, 2 bath with Peek-A-View of the Bay!! Call
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PRICE REDUCEDI $120,000 #80925 ... Pelican
Cove Condo. 2 bedroom, 2 bath with Gulf & Bay
views. Make an appointment to see today, call T.
Dolly Young now or 778-5427 eves.
ISLAND OPPORTUNITY! $170,000 #00600 ... Light
& bright duplex with 2 bedroom, 2 bath one side and
1 bedroom, 1 bath on the other side. To see, call
June Gilley 792-0758 anytime!
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available
beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or
COZY ISLAND GET-AWAY- Turnkey furnished in deco-
rator pastels. One bedroom and one bath with interior
laundry and storage area. Covered parking and separate
workshop. Pool, tennis and clubhouse in well-kept Shell
Point. $89,500. Call Judy Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
COCONUTS CONDO 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in a
Gulffront complex. Excellent rental opportunity for the in-
vestfor or absentee owner. Turnkey furnished $99,900.
Call Carol Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.
SEASIDE GARDENS A lot of paradise for a little
money. Warm and inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa.
Fully applianced, screened lanai, spacious 24 x 25
deck with 6 person hot tub, fountain and extra storage.
Home Owner's Warranty for peace of mind. Just move
in and relax. Only $89,900. Call for appointment,
Sandy Greiner 778-3794.
MOUNT VERNON 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2nd floor
condo with a picture perfect view of Lake and Bay.
Freshly painted, new verticals and reasonably priced
at $69,900. Don't miss this one. Please call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eyes.
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1800-7413772 Ext. 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MILS
SALE OF WEEK
The motel at 101 66th Street was sold to the Beach
Bistro restaurant owners, Sean Murphy, and Brian
Hogan, for $700,000. The 14-unit gulf front
establishment, to be named Beach Inn, will
compliment the service and style of the
located adjacent to the Inn.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 8, 1993 0 PAGE 21
Knoedl joins Prudential
June Gilley, manager of the Pruden-
tial Florida Realty's Anna Maria Island
office, would like to welcome John A.
Knoedl to the organization.
Knoedl is a former resident of Min-
nesota. He moved to Florida in 1987. He
is also a former director of relocation for
.. Merrill Lynch Realty and is currently
licensed in Minnesota and Florida. He
has a wife, Helen, a daughter, Tricia,
and a son, John, Jr.
CALL 778-7978 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND!
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. 0. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Sato ........778-3509 Christine T. Shaw .....778-2847
Marcella Comett....... 778-5919 Nancy Gullford..........778-2158
The unpretentious, pristine setting of this inviting and
.comfy 3 bedroom, 3 bath beachfront hideaway is
sheer perfection! The enchanting Spanish courtyard
entryway is hidden from street view by lush tropical
landscaping, and accented by a quaint fish
smokehouse. The expansive great room is highlighted
by beamed cathedral ceilings, Swedish fireplace, and
a wall of glass sliding doors overlooking dancing sea
oats and the dazzling, blue bay! The newly remodeled
kitchen is done in black and white with a ceramic tiled
floor. Marvel at the elevated master suite, with enor-
mous walk-thru closet, glass blocks, skylights, and
private den and sundeck. This rare, exclusive offering
embodies the finest island lifestyle! Only $385,000
with possible owner financing. Don't dare miss it!
,The Friendly Real Estate Professionals Serving Anna Maria Island
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!
130 51st St: Two bedroom/two bath home in heart of
Holmes Beach. Corner lot, zoned duplex. Close to new
walking beach. $145,000
316 Magnolia: Two bedroom/two bath elevated
home with large yard. Lots of storage extra huge ga-
rage! Asking $139,900.
520 56th: Large canalfront home. 3 -4 bedrooms/
3baths, lovely vaulted ceilings and copper waterfall add
an elegant touch. Asking $183,500.
318 Tarpon: Three bedroom/two bath home on deep
canal with direct access to Tampa Bay. Large dock plus
lift for smaller boat. Lovely porches and cupola have
pleasant views. Asking $299,000.
319 Hardin: Large two bedroom/two bath with lots of
character. Deep sailboat water, great backyard with
nice trees. A Must See! Asking $169,900.
104 Pelican: Family home boasts 4 bedrooms/
3baths, large eat-in kitchen, fireplace, pool, huge
dock plus downstairs rec room and huge garages.
604 N. Shore: Four units (two duplexes) on lovely wa-
terway and close to north end beaches. One efficiency,
one 1 bedroom, two 2 bedroom units are all recently
renovated. Great rental history! Asking $249,000.
217 Pine: Commercial building (new ROR zoning in
Anna Maria allows apt, too) has loads of possibilities.
Currently used as apt. and office PLUS it has lovely pool
... what a place to work!!! Asking $167,000.
4D Bayou: Lovely 2 bedroom/lbath unit in Anna
Maria's only condo complex. Direct canalfront unit has
lovely view and private setting. Asking $83,500.
103 Pelican: Canalfront lot one of the last still available
in Anna Maria. 75 x 100. Asking $109,000.
Lot 13, Blue Heron Drive: Absolutely stupendous, se-
cluded parcel on Bayou overlooking lovely, serene wa-
ters. Huge dock and nice trees make this a one-of-a-
kind setting for your home!!! Asking $250,000.
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
Sales Q Rentals @ Property Management
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
BAY FRONT ESTATE
Total privacy and spectacular views of Bay and Intracoastal.
Grounds encompass entire end of a bay front peninsula.
Quality craftsmanship. Pool and boat dock. $750,000. Jean
Lee Sears, 778-5045.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3 year new 3 story island
townhouse, 3BR/2.5 B, comer unit, double garage, screened
porch off breakfast nook. Unit also features large storage
area and ceramic tile. $149,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
BARGAIN SEEKER SPECIAL Direct Gulf front 2BR/2B
turnkey furnished Anna Maria condo with excellent rental
history for $129,000. Need we say more? Ask for Ken
Rickett, 778-3026. ,
SINGLE AND AVAILABLE! Appealing 2BR/2B Sun-
bow Bay unit surrounded by island fun. Tennis, swimming
pool and a short walk to Gulf. Covered parking, convenient
location. $89,000. Toni or Herb King, 778-1785.
LUXURY VILLA Exceptional property for the discriminat-
ing buyer. 3BR/3B with pool, 2 car garage. Mexican tile
throughout. $299,500. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
S1MEM BEARS ISLA
SALES RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY
GROUP OFFICE! Four ISLAND real estate offices working together to
provide personal and professional services. Over 75 combined years of
ISLAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices
Great duplex listing located at 210 Magnolia
Ave. 2BR/2BA each side and fully furnished.
Excellent rental history and located close to Gulf
beaches, shopping and post office. Priced at
$149,900. Call Agnes Tooker today!
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Buy your winter home before departing In Bayou Con-
dominiums, Anna Maria. First floor unit, very attractive
with Imported ceramic flooring, new carpeting In bed-
rooms, mirrored closet doors and canal view. Your
private deck "over the water" with attached boat dock.
Asking $87,500 & owner Is anxious! Call today
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame REalty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216
On Sailboat Water
in Anna Maria City.
Ready to build the
home of your dreams
in an ideal location.
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
2 Bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 car garage.
Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall and dock.
Fireplace, central vacuum. House being re-
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
JIM] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER L APRIL 8, 1993 E PAGE 22
Carpentry, Concrete, Aluminum and Screening Service
Rotted Wood Repair Specialist
High in Quality Not in Price Will Beat Any Written Estimate
30 Years Exp. Call Frank 753-7757
"WE GET RID OF THE RATS!"
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Lic.No.4467
ACR- Services Inc.
LAWN Commercial* Residential
SERVICE 't- Yard Clean Up Plantings
VIC Fre Estimates 778-9665
ROOF OWNERS ...
Your present roof can be
Mobile homes, gravel and tile. Self-cleaning
and mildew resistant.
ATLAS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Lic. #16750.001 925-1640
of Florida, Inc. RXoo65455
SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
Commercial & Residential
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
* Free Estimates
n -- YEAR
,n T ROUND
1' l ; TAX SERVICE
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
Say you saw the ad when you shop
with the advertisers in the
TROPITONE patio furniture, 42" fiberglass top
table w/4 chairs, like new $195. 2 matching short
chaise lounges with ottomans, vanilla, vinyl strap,
like new $95/each. 24" X 48" Hooker oak desk,
excellent $295. 1277 Edgewater Circle. 795-7477.
GOLF CLUBS Drivers & putters. 2 ladies sets. 350
logo golf balls. 778-5368.
WHITE FROST-FREE refrigerator, ice cold, $125.
778-9217 or 778-7209.
ALL EXCELLENT SHAPE 2 end tables $25, coffee
table (glass top) $30, square table (glass top) $30,
drop leaf table w/4 chairs $50. 778-4928.
ARTISTS NEEDED The merchants of Alexis Plaza
in Anna Maria will sponsor an Artist Fair on April 17,
from 11-4 in the Alexis Plaza parking lot. A few free
limited spaces are still available for artists. For in-
formation call Sue at 778-3728.
ANNA MARIA Privateers' Flea Market, April 10,
Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5901 Marina Dr.
Rent a space $10 single, $15 double. Food vendor
inquiries welcome. Info and reservations call 778-
0474, 778-5934 or 794-5966.
GARAGE SALE, Sautrday, April 10 from 9 to noon.
328 Tarpon Street, Anna Maria. Toys, antiques, lin-
ens. No early birds.
1980 OLDS CUTLASS 4dr, 30k miles, V/8, A/C, all
power, reliable trans. $1050. 778-1061.
1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer in-
cluded. Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $12,000. 778-
4084 or 778-6541.
GOOD 16.9' SAILBOAT (O'Day). Needs work and
mast. $400/OBO. 778-2884.
KITTENS FREE to good home 778-7746.
VOLUNTEER BEACH WALKERS for the Turtle
Watch program are needed to walk the beach in
north Bradenton Beach and south Holmes Beach.
778-1156 or 778-1126.
NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted immediately. Busy
MATURE WOMAN to work in boutique. 778-4323.
EXPERIENCE MAID needed for apt/motel. Apply
in person. White Sands Motel 778-2577.
COOK WANTED Full time. Apply at Turtles Club &
Cafe, 5702 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TRAILER ATTENDANT Courteous, friendly and
responsible person needed to greet donors. Pro-
cess and count donations at new trailer sit on Anna
Maria Island. This 30 hour a week position involves
lifting and extensive standing. If interested, please
call 355-2721 for apply at Goodwill Industries 7501
Bradenton Rd, Sarasota 34243. EOE.
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
DO YOU NEED a mature companion in your
home? Cook, drive, etc. Full time or Thursday &
Friday part time. 778-8216.
YES, Pine-So Patty & Co. is still here!! We do ev-
erything cleaning, windows, moving help, driving,
etc. 10% discount to Tom Selleck 778-9217.
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
g Satidy's\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
Iy Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
S1Service 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
t 778-345 AND SATISFACTION
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
FAMILY OWNED AND
OVER 10 YEARS
7:30 TO 5
SAT. 8 TO 12
We specialize in custom cabinet making:
formica tops, entertainment centers, vanities
and kitchens. Millwork wood cut to size.
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082
Located just West of the Island Shopping Center
We are mailing the Islander Bystander to out-of-
town subscribers look on page 5 and send
us your form NOW!
Our Best Wishes for
A Safe and Happy
"You are #1 with us."
5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach FL 34217
Lic # CAC044365
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 8, 1993 N PAGE 23
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
island references. 778-2993.
WHO WANTS to live with dirty carpet. Relax and
let Fat Cat clean your carpet and upholstered fur-
niture. Jon Kent, island resident, owner. 8 to 5
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, refer-
ences, reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private
parties or any occasion. 794-5947.
FINE ALTERATIONS By Sandy. For all your cloth-
ing needs. 778-7808 after hrs 778-3079..
BEFORE YOU GO back up north, leave your prop-
erty in good hands. Honest, dependable, local and
professional. Will make a weekly check or complete
management of your home/condo. 778-5458.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE.
Professional repairs & installation. Fully insured in
Manatee county for 25 years. Call Ken Montgom-
ery for your free estimate today at 792-9252.
ISLAND WEST APARTMENTS
GRACIOUS economy vacation apartments with
pool. One short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2
bedrooms. Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.
SEASONAL RENTAL Available March & April
1994. 1/1 turnkey private cottage, cross street to
gulf. $1,000/mo includes telephone & cable TV.
778-2832 after 6pm.
VACATION RENTAL 1/1 gulf front turnkey condo.
$75/day includes telephone & cable TV. 778-2832
SHARED OFFICE SPACE located between Dr.
Norman's office and Headquarters. Approx 400 sq
FURNISHED DUPLEX on Intracoastal-coastal,
great view. 2/1, week/month/year. 778-7980.
SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2/2, washer/
dryer, dishwasher, within block to gulf. Realtor/
Owner 748-8718, 792-8340 eves.
VERY LARGE 3/3, townhouse, 2 car garage. $900/
mo. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
CONDO FOR RENT Beautiful beach, 2J2, pool,
tennis. April 18-April 30 only. $325/wk. 798-3257 or
1.5 BR very close to beach. Small dog OK. $500/
mo. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
SPRING/SUMMER rentals available. Yvonne
Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
FURNISHED CONDO 1BR, newly decorated,
pool, opposite beach. View of Skyway. Available
April 15, $600/mo. 778-2979.
3BR/2BA duplex with pool, No pets. $750/mo.
Smith, Realtors 778-0770.
1BR/1.5BA gulf front condo with pool & tennis. No pets,
no smoking. $875/mo. Smith, Realtors 778-0770.
5400 CONDO 1BR/1BA gulf front complex, par-
tially furnished. No pets. $650/mo. Smith, Realtors
DIRECT GULF FRONT condo 2BR/2BA. Pool &
tennis. No pets. Available 6 mos. Smith, Realtors
KEY ROYALE Executive home, 2BR/2BA, family
room & 2 car garage, located on deep water canal
with boat dock, solar heated poo and hot
tub.$1500/mo includes plant & pool care. No pets,
minimum 1 year lease. Smith, Realtors 778-0770.
HOUSE WANTED in Holmes Beach on water. Will
pay up to $200,000. Ready for quick closing. Prin-
cipals only. 778-4290.
INVESTORS. 2 & 3BR, GULF FRONT condos.
Grossing over 40,000 per year. Spectacular 2 year
old complex. Priced under $300,000. CRAIG
ABBOTT, PREMIER PROPERTIES 383-1990.
HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/den, fireplace, POOL,
deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, davits,
$189,000. Call Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980 Pru-
dential Florida Realty.
HOLMES BEACH 6/4,2 story, w/large family room,
fireplace, decks, POOL, seawall, boat lift, near In-
tracoastal, deep CANAL, extras! $399,000. Call
Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980 Prudential Florida
DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL! Deep water dock-
age! Great view! Bradenton Beach. 2 story, 2/1,
garage, seawall, recently remodeled! $155,000.
BRADENTON BEACH mobile home. One block to
gulf beach. 16'X34', 2BR, completely furnished.
Many extras. $3500. 778-5199.
PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2,2033 sq ft, 2nd floor, heat
& A/C, sun room. All upgrades. $145,000. Owner
ONLY $43,900 will buy this great 1 BR condo, pool,
walk to beach. Yvonne Higgins. Real Estate 778-
TOWNHOUSE 2BR, excellent location, freshly
decorated. $93,850. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate
BAY FRONT home. Panoramic bird's eye view of
Intracoastal Waterway, islands, bridges and main-
land. 3BR, quality built newer home in natural Is-
land setting. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-
FREE $10 discount coupon at Travel Gallery, 3633
Cortez Rd, behind McDonald's. Call us for airline,
AMTRAK, cruises or day trips. 753-5353.
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years expe-
rience. Call 778-2324.
LOVEBIRD in north Holmes Beach. Identify and
ISLANDER NSJ ]II
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PLACED IN PERSON ON MONDAY BY NOON.
Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy Ducks and the laundromat.
CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. (Who can afford to invoice for $3.00?)
CLASSIFIED RATES: 3 LINES ARE $3.00, ADDITIONAL LINES: $1, BOXES $1,
HEADLINES 100 PER WORD.
For more information, call 778-7978
SCAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. W AT CORTEZ ROAD
SS White Sands Motel Apartments
Motel Rooms Cottages Studios
One & Two Bedroom Apartments
L All with Kitchen On the Beach
I Weekly Rates No Pets
6504 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2577
Elaine is still here ...
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
CARPENTRY GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROOFING
Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles_
us your form
To Our Customers,
we wish you
the best at
All Plumbing Repairs
Remodel New Const.
5348-B Gulf Dr.
State Cert. #RF0049191
24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Service Changes
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
WILL BURNS OWNER (813) 778-7774 Le. #ER0010206
IM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 8, 1993 E PAGF 24
I[ ** *
Mary Ann Schmidt
GREAT FLORIDA SETTING lots of
charm plus a desirable location in Anna Maria
City. Lots of upgrades, fireplace in family
room. Nice yard with lots of space. $149,900.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
GREAT DUPLEX close to the beach. 2BR/
15 BA each side. Fenced yard, workshop and
inside utility. Screened porch. JUST $169,900.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
WALK TO THE BEACH! Beach cottage
2BR/2BA home with large heated caged pool.
Separate 2 car garage with workshop.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
GULF VIEW from both levels 2BR/2.5BA
half duplex. Full balcony on 2nd floor for pri-
vacy and 2 car garage. Walk to the beach.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
SEVERAL CONDOS available on the gulf
or Intracoastal waterway. Great locations and
views. 1 to 3 bedroom units. Prices starting at
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
Rose Schnoerr ,
Rose Schnoerr, REALTOR GRI, LTG, RRC
1991 & 1992 Company Top Producer
Anna Maria Island Office 1992 Top Associate
Anna Maria Island Office 1992 Top Lister
BEACH HOUSE -Remodeled, 100 X 100 lot. Mexi-
can Tile, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, more. Call for more
details. Ask for Rose. $429,000.
GULF FRONT COMPLEX -Turnkey furnished,
3BR/2BA. Sand and Gulf water view. Pool. This size
is rare. Call Rose for showing. $172,500.
GULF FRONT COMPLEX Turnkey furnished, 2
bedrooms, 2 screened porches with great sand and Gulf
view. Heated pool and lighted tennis court. $149,000.
ANNA MARIA HOME Adorable 3BR/2B, remod-
eled. Beautifully landscaped. Only 2 blocks from Gulf
walking beach. Call Rose $129,000.
CANAL HOME Quality maintenance, 3BR/2B. Ex-
tensive deck, dock and davits. Deep water canal.
Seller needs lease back 6 to 12 months. $299,000.
CONDO WITH DOCK 2BR/2B, turnkey furnished,
covered parking. Only 6 units in complex. $75.00 main-
tenance fee. This is a steal. Call Rose $95,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB Another island. Lowest priced
villa, with garage. Lowest priced second floor with great
view. $89,000 to $99,900. Ask for Rose 778-2261.
Call 1-800-422-6325 and ask for Rose.
Evenings: 794-1532 .
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Wa-
terfront! Upstairs, comer unit. Glass enclosed
Call Bobye Chasey Eves 778-1532
INCREDIBLE SUNRISE OVER BAY -
Moon too! Overlooks Intracoastal/pool. Bright
cheery unit. Downstair/corner, 2BR/2BA.
Call Bobye Chasey Eves 778-1532
GULFFRONT COMPLEX Walk the
"New Beach", View of Gulf over pool. Mid
Holmes Beach location 2BR/2BA. $155,000
Call Bobye Chasey Eves 778-1532
BOATERS PARADISE Fabulous view of
Intracoastal. 3BR/2BA. Loft, fireplace, wet
bar, Bahama shutters, 2 heated pools, tennis,
security, 42 ft. dock, protected with water and
Call Bobye Chasey Eves. 778-1532
GREAT ISLAND LIVING -Great Bargain
too! Turnkey furnished in tip-top shape.
Holmes Beach location, close to Beach and
Call Bobye Chasey Eves 778-1532
I (813) 778-2244
The Island WATERFRONT Specialists
CAYMAN CAY CONDO Bright southern expo-
sure with lanai. End unit with all the extra windows.
Quietest unit in complex. Just steps to beach.
Frank Davis OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6335
GULFFRONT WATERS EDGE CONDO -
FANTASTIC VIEW f s from your wrap
around window illIlt2dom/bath unit in ex-
tensively re iF 'Tenns, elevator and
lots of security. 249,000.
Frank Davis OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6335
CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA
2BR/2BA home with natural cedar siding. Great
Room concept with open kitchen, large utility room and
lots of room for storage on 1st floor. Great decks off rear
of home give views of Tampa Bay. $214,900.
Dick Maher and Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
LOCATION-LOCATION 3BR/2BA home lo-
cated just one block from wide walking beach. Great
rental history. $179,500.
Dick Maher or Marilyn Trevethan OFC; 778-2261
ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BEACH!
Build 8 units on these 4 lots! Lowest cost per unit on
the Island!!! JUST $160,000 for all 4 lots.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382
Dick Maher y ]
Evenings: 778-6791 -
UNIQUE HOME OF DISTINCTION. Charming
3BR/3BA home located directly on Tampa Bay. Oak
spiral staircase leads to second level area of den with
wetbar, bedroom, bath and large deck overlooking
Tampa Bay and surrounding area. $515,000
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
BRIDGEPORT CONDO SeetheNEW BEACH and
GREAT SUNSETS fro C/2BA freshly painted
unit New pool and you can
walk to shops rental unit! $89,500.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
BOAT DOCK FOR SALE! 44 feet long on canal.
Also includes 2BR/1BA condo overlooking canal at
San Remo. Great views, elevated condo, direct canal
front some furniture included. $49,900.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382
2 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH in nice quiet
neighborhood. Deeded boat slip. This cute and cozy
home has renovated interior and updated kitchen.
Bright and cheery. $124,900.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT LOT! $79,900!!
Approximately 80' x 115' canal front lot on Los
Cedros Drive, Zoned R-1.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382
Evenings: 778-1382 ."
PERICO BAY CLUB Lovely 2BR/2BA
townhouse viewing tidal basin and environmental
preserve. 1 car garage. Convenient to everything
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382
BEACH FRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA
home located directly Gulf front in quiet area of
Holmes Beach. $319,500.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
* CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA high quality
home in private area of Anna Maria. Well land-
scaped. Hand crafted brick fireplace. 10' footage
on Bayou complete with dock ... suitable for
small boat. Great with cathedral ceilings. Price
reduced to $229.000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Beautifully and re-
cently redecorated 3BR/2.5 home on large lot Deep
water canal and caged pool. JUST $258,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2 and 3
bedroom condos priced from $155,000 to $164,900.
Located on 26 acres of tropical splendor. Tennis,
pool and walk to the beach.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791