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Sandbar alley vacation postponed to Sept. 23
By Joy Courtney
The Anna Maria Planning Commission postponed
making a recommendation to vacate public property for
private use by the Sandbar restaurant, owned by Ed
Property owners against the vacations showed up
in force along with their attorney and court reporter,
hoping to stop the petitions dead in their tracks. To the
residential property owners, the issue at hand was not
a simple alley vacation, but the means to eventually
Bradenton Beach City Council
okays Chiles variance request
for Harbor House restaurant.
See article, page 7.
expand what they claim is an already noisy, busy bar
and restaurant in an otherwise residentially developed
Chiles' plans for expanding the restaurant, if he pur-
chases two commercial lots owned by Ren Glanz located
Ed Kochanowski fulfilled what he told patrons at Annie's Bait and Tackle in Cortez was "always a dream of
his," and drove his truck into the bay. At right, the oil containment boom encircles the truck, the roof of
which is visible. Below, the truck balances on the dock that was damaged during the accident.
Truck in the drink
Apparently fed up with things in general, Ed
Kochanowski had been drinking at the bar at Annie's Bait
and Tackle, on the bay at the base of the Cortez Bridge on
the Cortez side. The bartender refused to serve
Kochanowski around noon and he was asked to leave.
According to patrons, he talked about driving into the
bay, went out to the docks and cleared a path, "and then
he just did it." He was arrested on two counts from the
Florida Marine Patrol, discharging petroleum in the wa-
terway and littering the waterway. Manatee County
Sheriff's deputies added three charges; criminal mischief,
reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
Lynn Lamar, an employee at Annie's, said
Kochanowski is a frequent customer. Marine Patrol
Officer Dobbs stated that Kochanowski claimed to be
the owner of Imperial Pizza in Cortez.
Offshore Marine Towing was on the scene, at the
dock when the drive-in occurred. They quickly set out a \'
containment barrier to isolate the fuel leaking from the
truck and assisted in the removal of the Mazda pick-up
from the water. Manatee Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
Marine, located next door to
pulled a fork lift over to the
scene from its resting place,
approximately 10 yards
from the dock where
Kochanowski took flight
Florida Power and
Light showed up promptly
to disconnect a power line
to the fuel pump which
blocked the fork lift from
the dock and the truck was
Annie's dock was
somewhat damaged but
business at the bar pi cd
up as word of the incieIt: ....
to the north of the Sandbar, include adding 1,000 square
feet to the existing deck area, adding seats for 70 more
patrons and 30 additional parking spaces.
The residential property owners' complaints
against the expansion of the Sandbar were:
An escalation of noise from live bands and the
increased number of customers. (More than a few
owners stated that they were already living behind
closed doors or had purposely had air conditioning
installed to keep out the current level of noise. At least
two area residents have decibel meters.)
An increase in the amount of traffic including the
number of drunk drivers, already a threat to adults and
children in the neighborhood.
An increased number of drunks trespassing and
urinating on private property.
PLEASE SEE SANDBAR, PAGE 2
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach will take the first step in the direc-
tion of police consolidation on the Island. The subject
came up during discussion at the recent Holmes Beach
Council meeting on revamping the city's buildings to
comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
Councilwoman Billie Martini said any renovations
to the police department building should wait until a
thorough study of Island police consolidation is com-
pleted, as it might affect construction plans.
Geyer pointed out, "I think consolidation is out of
the question. You cannot consolidate police depart-
ments. The only way that would work is if Holmes
Beach would contract with each city."
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger said, "I would
support contracting with any city, but I would defi-
nitely oppose any attempt to create another tax district
on this Island. It won't cost anything to get bids."
Council then agreed to make an offer to Anna
Maria and Bradenton Beach to contract for police ser-
vices with the city's police department. Mayor Pat
Geyer said she will write Mayors Ray Simches and
Katie Pierola to see if they want to pursue the offer and
begin negotiations on services and costs.
Council discussed surveys of city buildings made by
Jack and Pauline DeUnger. The surveys detailed renova-
tions to each of the city's buildings to bring them into
ADA compliance, which must be met by July of 1995.
Council also discussed recommendations made by
the city's building committee in March 1992, and a
proposal made by Whitehead Construction to tie to-
gether city hall and the police department. Council
agreed to instruct Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez to get cost estimates on three proposals.
In other business, council will instruct the city's plan-
ning commission to explore the possibility of establishing
a home occupation license for artistic in-home teaching.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Dolan walkout ..........................Page 3
Opinions.................................. Page 4
Those were the days ...............Page 5
AMC money.............................Page 6
Harbor House variances...........Page 7
Recycle .................................... Page 9
Groin repair............................ Page 14
Street life ............................... Page 15
Fishing ................................... Page 17
Real estate sales ..................Page 19
SEPTEMBER 16, 1993
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
in PAGE 2 0 SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Dune construction set for early next year
By Pat Copeland and Paul Roat
A flash of green will soon be added to the Island's
new wide, white sand beaches.
As part of the beach renourishment project, dunes
and wooden dune walkovers will be added at eight
locations in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Manatee County Environmental Action Commit-
tee Environmental Projects Coordinator Jack
Gorzeman and Coastal Planning and Engineering rep-
resentative Rick Spadoni made the presentations to
both city councils last Thursday.
In Holmes Beach, Gorzeman told the council that
most of the dune vegetation and walkover treatment is at
street ends and will also include signage and delineating
parking. Native species such as sea oats, beach dune sun-
flower and railroad vine will be the primary plants.
Spadoni said the street ends are 65th, 52nd, 37th,
36th and 33rd. Each will have a 30-foot by 150-foot
dune and a walkover. Walkovers at 65th and 37th
Streets are being considered for handicapped acces-
"These are the five locations that most readily lend
themselves to dune construction and have some avail-
able parking," noted Spadoni.
Walkovers will be constructed of southern yellow
pine and will cost about $12,000 each to complete. Handi-
capped accessible walkovers will add $5,000 to $10,000
to the cost, depending on the starting elevation, and will
have viewing platforms on the beach side.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore questioned the
maintenance aspect of the proposed interlocal agree-
ment and said she did not want the city to be burdened
with excessive costs in the future.
Council Chairman Don Howard said construction
costs are coming from beach renourishment funds, and
Island cities can apply for Tourist Development Coun-
cil funds for maintenance costs.
In Bradenton Beach, three locations will receive
the benefit of the dunes: Cortez Beach, 6-9th Street,
and the Sunset Beach area (2200 block of Gulf Drive).
At Cortez Beach, five dune walkovers will
traverse the dune plantings between 5rd and 9th
Streets. Three of the dune walkovers will be planked,
with the remaining two having ramps assessable for
wheelchairs and featuring gazebos.
The 1,500-foot expanse of dunes will consist of
sea oats, railroad vine, inkberry, native sunflower and
other native beach vegetation. Dunes will be 30 feet
wide, and partitioned off with a post-and-cable system
that will serve as boundaries for beachgoers yet enable
any nesting sea turtles easy access to the vegetation.
At the 6-9th Street location, a 30-foot-wide veg-
etation zone will be planted 500 feet in length. Instead
of dune walkovers, three dune "pass-throughs" will be
constructed with planks at ground-level for
beachgoers. The same post-and-cable system will be
constructed as a boundary for the vegetation.
"We're looking at planting cabbage palms here,
too," Gorzeman said.
At Sunset Beach, a 200-foot stretch of dune veg-
etation will be planted with one dune walkover.
Gorzeman said he hoped to have the project's bids
received by November, with work starting by Febru-
ary. The dunes and walkovers should be completed in
time for next spring's tourists, he added.
Gorzeman also encouraged private property own-
ers to join into the beach dune plantings. Permits will
be required, and basic plans drafted before the vegeta-
tion may be placed in the sand, but Gorzeman said he
hoped to have a meeting later this year with beachfront
property owners to explain the process and offer tips
on types of vegetation.
Table for six?
Beach Bistro owners Sean Murphy and Jeff Parks have arranged a generous
luncheon and auction to benefit the Anna Maria Elementary School Parent
Teacher Organization. All monies from the $25 luncheon tickets and an auction
will be donated. Representatives from some of the table sponsors and members
of the PTO met at the school cafeteria recently to collect their tickets for the
event. Sponsors, responsible for a "table for six," are Millie Torres, PTO
president, back row left, Sean Murphy, Stewart Moon, owner of Air & Energy,
Principal Jim Kronus. Front row left, Bonner Presswood, publisher of The
Islander Bystander, Benjamin Murphy (on the table a future beneficiary of
educational services at the school), Janet Aubry, and Ann Jenkins, past PTO
officer. Sponsors not pictured include the Sandbar and D. Coy Ducks. Contact a
sponsor if you're interested in a ticket to the event, to be held Friday, Oct. 1, at
the Beach Bistro, or call the Bistro at 778-6444.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
SANDBAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
An increased loss of rental income due to the
A beach access would be cut off.
The expansion would negatively impact the
In addition, the residential property owners did not
believe it was in the best interests of the public to give
away public land to make one businessman richer.
They said any expansion of the Sandbar was in direct
violation to the city's comprehensive plan because it
would expand a non-conforming structure.
Chiles, through a rendering presented by architect
Gene Aubry, stated there would be a sound shell in-
stalled to direct the noise toward the Gulf and the ex-
pansion would also include a pedestrian/handicap ac-
cess to the beach.
He also stated Florida's Department of Environ-
mental Protection would put his expansion plans "un-
der the microscope" when it came to environmental
concerns because the property is within the coastal
He said he has already installed beach bathrooms
available from outside the restaurant and the parking
area would be designed to increase safety.
Proponents for the expansion included residents and
local businessmen. Some residents came forward as char-
acter witnesses for Chiles stating his contributions to the
community were appreciable and vital to the community.
The businessmen stated that because Island-wide devel-
opment was inevitable, controlled development, such as
Chiles' proposal, was the solution.
At issue for the Planning Commission are four
criteria for vacating an alley as dictated by the city's
1. The alley vacation be consistent with the traf-
fic circulation element of the comprehensive plan.
2. The right-of-way did not provide the sole ac-
cess to any property.
3. The vacation would not jeopardize a current or
future location of a utility.
4. The vacation would not be detrimental to the
As to the first criteria, it was agreed that Chiles would
deed an alley to the city through his private property lo-
cated between the alley from Gulf Drive left to Spring
Ave. (the eastern side of the restaurant's existing parking
lot) to replace the vacated area. The deeded alley, when
added to a unaffected portion of the public alley would
provide the necessary traffic circulation.
The commission agreed point two had been met.
Lot number 20, owned by Stephen Foster, located
northeast of the Sandbar, has access from Pine Av-
enue. Lot number 19, owned by Manatee County does
not require additional access according to a letter pre-
sented by Chiles from Manatee County Administrator
Point three was left up in the air until the commission
received its copy of a letter presented by Chiles' attorney,
Robert Green. Green presented a memo from Manatee
County Emergency Management Services stating it had
no objection to the vacation. The commission also re-
ceived letters stating no objection from the Manatee
County Sheriff's Department and Paragon Cable. Partial
approval was received from General Telephone. People's
Gas and the Anna Maria Fire District had not responded.
The commission stated that if Chiles deeded the
alley mentioned above and signed documents to le-
gally give the public free, unencumbered access to the
beach, it would consider the vacation to be "not detri-
mental to the public interest."
Steve Lardas, chairman of the planning commis-
sion, stressed that in order to consider the petition, the
expansion plans are not considered part of the criteria,
according to the city code.
Chiles promised to return with legal documenta-
tion of his trade offer. In the meantime, the commis-
sion asked both parties, Chiles and the anti-expansion
property owners, to meet and compromise on the ex-
pansion issue and the trade-off of the alley prior to
reconvening on Thursday, Sept 23.
Former Bradenton Beach
officer charged with grand
Former Bradenton Beach officer Donald Bur-
row, 26, of Bradenton was charged with two
counts of grand theft by the State Attorney's Of-
fice last week. Burrow was arrested Wednesday.
Burrow, a probationary officer, was fired from
the department July 19 by Police Chief Jack
Maloney. Burrow was accused of soliciting funds
from a local business and using the funds to pur-
chase a police dog. The chief had previously de-
nied Burrow permission to purchase a dog.
Terry Hatfield of the Banana Beach Resort,
1101 Gulf Dr. N., said he donated $1,000 to Bur-
row to purchase the dog and build a kennel. An-
other check from Hatfield for $400 was to be used
for training a dog handler.
Burrow was released on a $3,008 bond.
Wait a minute, Mr. Postman
A Bradenton Beach mailman was arrested by po-
lice Wednesday and charged with giving marijuana to
a minor. John J. Moretti, 28, of Bradenton Beach was
arrested at the post office on Bridge Street
According to the report, the 15-year-old victim and
two friends went to Moretti's house about 6 p.m. on
Sept. 4. The victim said Moretti sat down on the couch,
rolled a marijuana cigarette and smoked it with her and
her friends. Moretti then left the house.
The victim began to complain of a rapid heart
rate and flagged down a Bradenton Beach Police
Officer. She told him what happened and asked for
an ambulance. The victim was transported to the
emergency room at Blake Hospital and kept for
observation about five hours.
Moretti was released from jail on a $12,500 bond.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 M PAGE 3 IJ0
Council okays revised budget; councilman walks out
By Pat Copeland
At its first public hearing, the Bradenton Beach
Council voted 4-0 for a budget which reflects a mill-
age rate of 2.7. Before to the vote, Councilman Herb
Dolan walked out of the meeting in protest of the re-
duction of funds for capital improvements, particularly
for the city's pier and parks.
Dolan asked council why his budget for pier and
parks improvements was reduced without his knowl-
edge. "If it's my department, I'd like to know what
we're reducing and why and how we came up with
certain numbers in that reduction," he said.
Councilman Jack Charlton, budget chairman, re-
sponded, "In the first budget meeting, you asked for
$21,000 and said we could cut any part or all of it."
"You're absolutely right," said Dolan. "I said that
at the first meeting. What happened to the last meet-
ing we were at? I could have gotten a memo before
tonight on this. I read about my budget cut in the news-
paper. I don't see where we can take $35,000 from the
pier or $21,000 from the parks. As I said last night,
these are two investments in the city."
Mayor Katie Pierola told Dolan she was pleased
... while Mayor, council defend budget
Mayor Katie Pierola gave an impassioned defense
of her city's spending practices to a roomful of dis-
gruntled taxpayers at Bradenton Beach's first public
work session on the 1993/94 budget held last week.
The work session was called in response to citizens'
complaints over the city's proposed 3.74 millage rate.
However since that original proposal, the mayor, council
and city department heads met several times to pare down
the budget and reduce the millage rate to 2.7.
Pierola said the city must help the business owners to
bring more revenue into the city, but growth must be low
key to protect the flavor of the Island. She said the city is
building its reserves, which had fallen to $216,000 in
1989, by being careful and thrifty in its spending.
Pierola chastised newspapers for inflaming the
public with articles on the city's first budget work ses-
sions. "That's what caused the scare. When we had our
first work session, we set the millage high so that we
could lower it. It was nothing but a wish list."
She also aimed complaints at Bridge Street property
owner Mike Hodges and resident Howie Herman for let-
ters in the Island Free Press critical of the budget.
On Hodges's criticism of fees paid to the city at-
torney and planner, Pierola said, "The bulk of the
spending we've done with the attorney and the plan-
ner was to improve Bridge Street, not only to help the
street and the businesses, but to help Mike Hodges."
Pierola was particularly upset with Herman's con-
tention that city officials should spend less time being
concerned about various agencies and committees
such as Department of Transportation and Community
Redevelopment Agency, and more time on the con-
cerns of the city's taxpayers.
"I thought that's what we were doing with all these
groups thinking of the taxpayers," retorted Pierola.
Members of the council then spoke on various
aspects of the budget.
Councilman Bill Campbell defended the police
department and made salary comparisons with similar-
sized cities in the state. "They do a heck of a good job,
and they're underpaid," he concluded.
Councilman Jim Kissick told the audience that capi-
tal projects had been pared down considerably. "They're
great and grand projects, but there are some things which
we could live without if we had to," he said.
Councilman Herb Dolan said sanitation is a break-
even business, and fee increases are used to pay ex-
penses and put money away for future trucks. He said
the pier is deteriorating and should be replaced in the
next few years or the city will lose it, along with the
attraction and income it provides. Dolan also said he
would fight to keep parks improvements in the budget.
"Under previous administrations, normal day-to-
day maintenance of our facilities was neglected to save
a buck. As a result, the city stagnated," Dolan stated.
"We are trying to avoid those same mistakes by cor-
recting situations before they become completely run
down and incur major expenses to repair or replace"
that some improvements had been made to the parks,
but "right now I think we ought to just cool it."
Renal Hook, a member of the city's civic associa-
tion, said the group wants improvements in the city but
the council needs to "start holding the line somewhere.
I have no problem with the revised budget. I'm for
capital improvements and the parks, but in a tight situ-
ation sometimes we have to hold."
Dolan said, "I disagree with this budget. I think
there's a lot of narrow-minded people out there who
are just looking at their own personal interest, not the
city's. I think by doing these reductions, it's hurting
the city in the long run."
Dolan then remarked, "It was a pleasure serving
the city," and walked out of the meeting.
Reductions to the proposed budget include:
$10,900 in administration, $500 in the police depart-
ment, $15,200 in planning, $9,200 in streets and roads
and $79,000 in capital projects for a total of $114,800.
This reduced the city's total budget from $1,167,349
to $1,052,549 and the millage from 3.7466 to 2.7026.
Anna Maria City
Thurs., 9/16: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Wed., 9/22: 7 p.m. Final Budget Hearing
Tues., 9/21: 9 a.m. Planning Commission
Tues., 9/21: 7:30 p.m. Final Budget Hearing
followed by Council Meeting
Island Transportation Planning Organization,
Bradenton Beach City Hall,
Monday, 9/20, 10 a.m.
Anna Maria Fire District, Station 1, Holmes
Beach, Monday, 7 p.m., Fire Tax Appeal
meeting followed by commission meeting.
SALE SALE SALE!
ALL TEE SHIRTS and
KEN DONE 50% OFF
plus ... free cigars!
Tropical, Fun, Classic Clothing
Artful Gifts & Accessories
10010 GULF DRIVE AT PINE AVENUE ANNA MARIA
OPEN MON-SAT 9:30 6 and SUNDAY 11 5
(We're just one block north of the Sandbar Restaurant)
jjf PAGE 4 A SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Let's be clean
Environmentalists from throughout the county will
congregate on Anna Maria Island Saturday for the an-
nual Coastal Clean-up Day.
Tons of trash are collected each year in the event.
In the past, everything from car engines to plastic
straws has been collected from local shorelines.
The event is coordinated locally by the Keep
Manatee Beautiful group.
We applaud the efforts of the environmentalists
who participate in this event. We urge Island residents
to turn out in force to help with the collection of de-
bris from our beaches.
We also hope that this will turn into more than a
The maxim of leaving nothing behind you but
footprints is a good thing to keep in mind when you go
to the beach. It's a sad example of slovenliness when
our beaches are covered with empty cans and plastic
cups, left by beachgoers too lazy to take the empties
with them when they leave.
Every day can be a beach clean-up day. If you
bring drinks with you to the beach, be sure to bring
them back with you. If you could carry full ones in a
cooler earlier in the day, you surely should be able to
carry the empties back.
And if there is more trash around you, go ahead
and pick it up, too. A little inconvenience in carrying
a few empty cans or bottles seems a small price to pay
compared to a gashed foot by some errant beach
walker who stepped on broken glass.
To participate in the Coastal Clean-up Day, call
Artistic support appreciated
Although the artistic project,"I Love Anna Maria
Island," has been canceled, I want to thank the scores
of people who supported the effort.
The project was proposed to be an artistic effort to
highlight numerous locations on the Island by wrap-
ping trees and objects in pink tape for a week.
Because there were environmental concerns ex-
pressed over the use of the plastic tape, I regrettably
decided to forego the project.
It was very heart-warming to find so many artists,
environmentalists, friends of the Island and others who
were eager to participate in this unique event.
Woody Candish, Anna Maria City
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Soccer smile sets coach off
Last night I slept with a smile on my face.
Earlier that evening I had been coaching some five,
six and seven-year-old soccer players. It was the annual
Soccer Jamboree at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. My team, Island Pest Control, played like champs.
I shared their joys and pains. I'd never felt more alive -
each player left a unique impression.
Cory Schafer had the crowd on its feet as he scored
a goal in our first match. Red-headed Lorenzo Rivera got
down and dirty making great saves as our goalie. Brandon
Revell, strong and silent, showed us his athletic ability.
Smiling Kevin Gruenke showed what he was made of by
never, never ever giving up. Skyler Purcell, with her fear-
some foot, played with the heart of a warrior.
Michael Cramer, with his apple-red cheeks,
booted the ball up field with authority. Dave Schafer
gave 110 percent, showing off his great potential. Ian
Frederickson showed great versatility playing fantas-
tic wherever I put him. Nobody played tougher than
Ryan Keller, who muscled the ball into the goal just as
the referee blew his whistle to end the game. And I
can't forget Kelly Spring, who played until she
dropped in her little hot-pink tennis shoes.
My thanks to Coach Dave Schafer for his throat-
saving lozenges, and to Skyler's mom for all those
popsicles. A special thanks to all the parents who came
to cheer us on.
If you'd like to sleep with a smile on your face,
then come and watch us play. Our next game date is
Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at the community center.
We're the Island Pest Control team, and we're good.
Coach Lisa Rivera, Anna Maria City
Bully pulpit is stress indicator
The final budget workshop in Bradenton Beach on
Sept. 7 was a disgrace to the citizens and taxpayers
The mayor started with a 15-minute "tirade" di-
rected at the press and two private citizens, Mike
Hodges and me.
Mike was found guilty of writing a guest editorial
outlining the true condition of the city budget. I was
found guilty of not knowing how important the mayor
was for working with outside agencies. A kind of "kill
the messenger" mentality.
Next came a parade of speakers from councilmen
and employees. Most of our 18 employees do not live,
pay taxes, or vote in Bradenton Beach. They each
spoke for five to 10 minutes.
Finally the mayor "permitted" the taxpayers to
speak for "three" minutes each.
For the record, I have always considered outside
agencies very important both in my political life and
my professional life.
As an original member of the Island Transportation
Planning Organization, I fought very hard through DOT
and MPO to help stop the building of the Cortez Bridge.
As a member of the Florida Shore and Beach Pres-
ervation Association, my wife and I traveled exten-
sively throughout Florida visiting and learning about
beach renourishment. I shared this information in a
position paper which was used as a guide for local,
state and federal financing.
As the Moose Lodge liaison to the Community Re-
development Agency, I backed the proclamation to show
support for the Bridge Street Redevelopment Project.
Using an elected office as a "bully pulpit" is very
dangerous. The mayor and council are elected to rep-
resent all the citizens not just a select few. It is a
sure sign of demagoguery and stress.
Madam Mayor if you can't stand the heat, get
out of the kitchen.
Howie Herman, Bradenton Beach
History birthday buff
Editor: The Anna Maria Island Historical Society
forwarded a copy of this letter our attention.
I read the article in the Aug. 12 issue of the Is-
lander/Bystander about the Historical Society's plans
for celebrating Anna Maria Island's 100th birthday.
My mother, Gertrude Koch of Anna Maria City,
will be 92 on Sept. 20 -just eight years younger than
our lovely Island?
Would you please send me the historic calendar
for which I am enclosing a check of $10. I hope that
will cover postage. If not, please let me know.
Siegrid Koch Davizo, Fairview, N.J.
See more opinions
on page 8.
THOSE WE THE AYS
by June Alder
A sharp-eyed daughter, Rose Wiley, spied her father's truck in this 1955 photo
when it ran in this column on July 29.
It's nice to get feedback from readers.
Pats-on-the back are swell (so far I haven't
gotten any pans). But what I've appreci-
ated most is getting nuggets of information
on subjects I've dealt with since this col-
umn began seven months ago.
Here are three examples.
In June I wrote about an elaborate
1925 plan to develop the whole north-
ern half of Anna Maria Island into a
swanky resort. It was supposed to have
hundreds of homes situated along el-
egant esplanades, a waterside boule-
vard, boardwalks and piers with danc-
ing casinos on them, a golf course and
a $2 million hotel.
The man who came up with this
scheme was named J. Rutledge
McGhee. All I could find out about him
was that he was an ex-newspaperman
from South Carolina who had been in-
volved in a number of real estate deals
in St. Petersburg. His dream crashed
with the end of the Florida Boom in
1926. I couldn't find any information
about what happened to him after that.
Who should call the newspaper but
McGhee's niece, Mrs. John Maynard of
Holmes Beach. She said that after her
mother, J. Rutledge's sister, died she
came down to Florida and lived for
some time at McGhee's Tampa home,
caring for his three children.
Mrs. Maynard remembers well her
uncle's Anna Maria escapade. "He was
sort ofa funny person," she said. "His wife
was named Anna Maria and I think that's
what lured him on. He sort of fell fdr that."
Mrs. Maynard said her uncle often
played poker far into the night "in a house
the other side of the Lake LaVista chan-
nel." (This probably was a still-existing
house at the corner of Lakeview and Bay
Boulevard that George "Will" Bean, the
original developer of Anna Maria Beach,
built around 1912. He was known to enjoy
Anyway, McGhee went into vari-
ous ventures in Tallahassee, Washing-
ton, D.C. and Miami where he died in
the early 1950s never having made a
big killing. "It was just on paper," said
The next nugget turned up after I
ran a photograph in the July 29 column
of the old Cortez bridge toward the end
of its life. There was a long line of cars
crossing it including a truck with some
sort of sign on top of it.
Imagine my surprise to be told by
Rose Wiley (now of Bradenton but reared
on the Island) that the truck was her
father's. I was a bit skeptical. How could
she know that? Because of the sign that
said, "Let George Do It." (When I looked
at the photo through a magnifying glass I
could see that she was right.) Ms. Wiley
said her late father, George Wiley, was a
well-known figure on the Island and a
good friend of Harry Varley, who first ran
the bridge picture in his Islander newspa-
per in 1955.
Now, the third time I hit pay dirt
really blew me away.
Regular readers know I've written a
lot about Jack Leffingwell over the
summer. He's the guy who as a teenager
built the first telephone line in the
county in 1895 and the first bridge to
the Island in 1921.
Well, I had a chat with Jack
Leffingwell the other day. Not Jack (John
Barnard) Leffingwell, the telephone man,
of course (he died in 1968), but his son
John Brooks Leffingwell, named after his
grandfather, a physician and turn-of-the-
century mayor of Bradenton.
I'd known there was a grandson,
born in 1935 and reared on the Island.
But I'd tried in vain to find out his
whereabouts. I didn't know if he was
alive or dead.
Turns out he's been living for some
time in Melbourne, Florida. Finally,
someone sent him a clipping of one of
my columns about his dad, and he got
on the phone to the newspaper.
That's how at last I got to speak to
Jack Leffingwell appropriately by
means of the invention his father fostered.
I'm glad to report that Leffingwell
was complimentary about the column,
so much so that I was a bit flustered, and
hadn't the wit to quiz him about his
memories. But he said he visits the Is-
land from time to time and the next time
will look me up.
We invite anyone who has per-
sonal recollections, photographs, docu-
ments or tapes related to Anna Maria
Island's past to call (813) 778-7978, or
write to the Islander Bystander, 5400A
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Anna Maria budgets money
to expand city hall
By Joy Courtney
The Anna Maria City Commission did some
switching of priorities and funds during the city's first
1993/94 budget hearing.
The commission decided to reassign $30,000 from
the budget's special projects bridge repair account to an
account dedicated to the expansion of city hall.
The allocation of special project funds can be
compared to having funds on hand in case of an emer-
gency or as a method to build up funds to pay for big
projects the money sits in the city's reserve ac-
count until it is needed.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney stated it was
detrimental to public safety to have the city's police
department off-premise from city hall and hidden
from view. (The city contracts its police protection
from Manatee County Sheriff's Department. The
police department is located on Pine Avenue behind
the Island Museum.) She also said it was short-
sighted to believe the city's space requirements would
not change by the year 2000.
The commissioners agreed that squaring off the
city hall building would be the most realistic, afford-
able and cost-effective way to expand. The addition
would add approximately 600 square feet. Commis-
sioner Max Znika was assigned the task of coordinat-
ing plan development and determining a true-cost fig-
ure. In three months, with plans and cost in hand, the
A decision should be made within 30 days on
fired Island Fire Chief Glenn Bliss' workmen's com-
Public testimony was given before Judge Joseph
E. Willis Monday in the case.
Bliss, who was fired as chief of the Anna Maria Is-
land Fire Control District in November 1991, filed suit
because he had lost his retirement plan when the district
fired him for what he claims were political reasons.
The claim was apparently spurred by an automobile
accident in October 1988. Bliss was working an accident
commission will vote to cancel or go ahead with the
project. If additional funds are needed, the money will
come out of the city's reserve account.
City Clerk Peggy Nelson advised the commission
of a notification by the city's health insurance carrier,
Florida Municipal Health Trust Fund, administered
through the Florida League of Cities, that it is increas-
ing the medical premiums for the city's five employ-
ees by approximately $100.00 per month, from
$185.80 to $280.56. She said she was working with the
carrier to reduce the increase and had no explanation
from the carrier for the increase in light of the city's
average claim history. Nelson said that if she's not
successful, she will go shopping for another carrier.
The city has been with the plan since May 1992.
In other business, the budget includes $282,303
for police protection, a four percent increase over last
year; an eight-percent pay increase for the city clerk;
a five-percent increase for the administrative clerk; and
a seven-percent increase for the public works admin-
istrative assistant. The commission also agreed to de-
crease legal services from $29,300 to $20,000, and to
keep its advertising budget at $4,100. The budget also
includes a $10,000 donation to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, up from the $8,575 donated last
year. The total city budget for fiscal year 1993/94 is
$859,900, compared to $810,196 for 1992/93.
The final budget hearing will take place at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
on Cortez Road when he was struck by a car. He later had
knee surgery and, later, a total knee replacement
Bliss said he has been unable to find work as a
firefighter due to knee problems.
He has been a firefighter for 18 years, eight of
them on the Island.
Workmen's compensation for the district appar-
ently lapsed when the insurance carrier failed to notify
the district the policy was up for renewal.
After Bliss' termination as fire chief, he success-
fully ran for the fire commission board last November.
Record meeting held over land
The Anna Maria City Commission unanimously
passed approximately 48 changes to the city's Land
Development Regulations, after a record setting
three-and-a-half-hour final public hearing last week.
The most influential changes are:
No residential unit shall be built without two
separate ingress and egress doors located on differ-
ent outside walls. The doors may share a common
staircase if a porch or balcony surrounds the building.
If separate porches or balconies are constructed, each
door must have its own staircase.
Lots abutting the Gulf or the Bay must have a
15 foot setback in lieu of 10 feet from the water to the
Any construction not completed within the per-
mitted time frame for unforeseen or unavoidable rea-
sons, may be granted a three-month extension by the
building official. Any additional extensions shall be
considered by the City Commission after review by the
The current ordinance mandating no encumbrances
of any kind in city rights-of-way 10 feet from the edge of
the pavement will remain in effect. Seven feet from the
edge of the pavement was the suggested change.
Maximum height of buildings will be measured
from the crown of the road in lieu of sea level.
All the amendments to the Land Development
Regulations are available at Anna Maria City Hall.
 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 M PAGE 7
Harbor House receives
The Bradenton Beach City Council has approved
a pair of variances that will allow Ed Chiles to remodel
the former Harbor House Restaurant on the Gulf of
Mexico, 200 Gulf Drive.
Chiles requested and was granted parking ease-
ments and a formal approval to use an off-site parking
lot across the street from the restaurant. Chiles pur-
chased the restaurant later this year. He also owns the
Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria and the Mar Vista
Dockside Restaurant and Pub on Longboat Key.
The Harbor House currently has seating for 514
patrons. City codes require a restaurant of that size to
provide parking for 194 cars, City Planner Bill Brisson
said. Chiles requested a special exception to provide
parking for 133 vehicles, citing the number of employ-
ees would be divided by a number of shifts. The park-
A's. ^ /'
ing lots currently provide parking for 140 cars, a fig-
ure Chiles proposes to reduce by seven to allow con-
struction of a covered drive-up entrance.
Councilman Jim Kissick questioned the noise that
would result from the live entertainment the Harbor
House featured. Chiles said he had no intention of vio-
lating the city's noise ordinances. He added that the Pa-
tio at the Harbor House was mostly an open-air facility,
but that the new restaurant would be enclosed and any
live music would end "at a more reasonable hour."
"I have no problem with any of it, and I'm hon-
ored that you're in Bradenton Beach," Mayor Katie
Pierola told Chiles.
The council unanimously passed the variances.
Chiles said he hoped to have the remodeled res-
taurant opened by Dec. 1.
seal the deal
D. Coy Duck owners Steve
VSlicker, righi met with
..Tampa Bay Lightning's
representative Jon Ronan,
to finalize plans for their
support of the team's
upcoming season. Ducks
will be the official meeting
place and headquarters
for the Sarasota/Braden-
ton Lightning Booster
Club. They will sponsor
.bus tnps to games,
including the opener on
Oct. 9. For Booster Club
and bus trin'p information,
contact Ducks at 778-
By Pat Copeland
If you need to get back to the Island immediately
after an evacuation, you need to go to city hall now.
Application forms for essential service providers,
businesses or individuals who will be permitted early
re-entry to the Island after a storm to prepare for the
return of residents, are now available at each of the
Island's city halls.
Businesses such as grocery stores, hardware stores
and others that can provide a service to aid Islanders
in the storm recovery effort are eligible. All applica-
tions will be reviewed by the Island Emergency Opera-
tions Center (IEOC).
IEOC members agreed to set up a bank account
with funds contributed by the four member agencies
- the three Island cities and the fire district essen-
tially for storm prevention expenditures. Each agency
will be asked to contribute an equal amount. Checks
will require the signatures of two representatives of
member agencies after majority vote of the members
The Anna Maria City Commission is trying to
take a bite out of the red tape of bureaucracy.
At a special meeting held to review new applica-
tion forms to permit minor and major developments,
the Commission decided the proposed forms were too
lengthy and, especially in the case of minor construc-
tion, too intimidating to encourage the general pub-
lic to apply for permits.
For a citizen to get a permit for a three-foot porch
extension or add a bathroom, for example, he or she
would have to fill out a four-page application, which
includes answering 27 questions about the building's
current construction and 12 questions about the job's
okays the expenditure.
"I'll have each city designate its committee member
and an alternate," said Fire Chief Andy Price. "The cites
will also have to address an amount of money that each
individual for the city can authorize spending, like a $250
or $500 limit That way there are controls."
Price said he will poll each of the member agencies
about purchasing and stockpiling sandbags for emer-
gency use, Earlier in.the year, members had also dis-
cussed stockpiling plywood for use by residents in
boarding up their homes in the event of a hurricane;
however, members felt that was the responsibility of the
John Van Ostenbridge pointed out, "There aren't too
many businesses that supply sandbags, and I think we
should be responsible for that But it's hard for me to see
that we have to protect the property owner before the
storm when he has a chance to do so. That's my respon-
sibility as a homeowner to take care of my house."
The next IEOC meeting is at 10 a.m., Oct. 13, at
the fire station in Holmes Beach.
location, to mention a few of the requirements.
The Planning Commission had devised the new
permit applications based on recent changes to the
city's Land Development Regulations. The city com-
mission stated the planning commission's forms were
a good starting point to work toward a bureaucratic
balance between what legal information is actually
needed versus what can be deleted or condensed.
The city commission said its goal would be to get
most of the forms down to a single page. But with ad-
ditional and new building regulations expected from
the state of Florida by Oct. 1, it decided to postpone
making any permanent changes until after that time.
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Lindsay Crawford and Reagan Manson were
killed in a car crash on April 28, 1992. Raina
Breslauer was the only surviving passenger. Raina's
legs and abdomen were so badly injured that she was
flown to Tampa General Hospital for treatment in
The driver, Charles Micah Dault, at age 18, was con-
victed as an adult of two counts of DUI manslaughter and
sentenced in June 1993 to two years at the Manatee
County prison farm, six months of treatment in program
for alcohol abuse, 13 years of probation and banned from
having a driver license for 10 years on release.
They were part of a group of six teen-agers that
skipped school that day and shared whiskey, wine
coolers and Dutch beer. Dault's blood alcohol level
was 0.14 percent. and Reagan's was 0.17 percent,
according to police reports.
Reagan's father, Bruce Manson, placed a monu-
ment memorializing the death of his daughter and
Lindsay at the site of the crash several weeks ago and
was ordered to remove it because it sits on DOT right
A memorial in the form of a park bench bearing
etched images of the two girls exists now at Manatee
Manson on the monument
Apparently there has been some confusion about
the placement of a warning marker to commemorate
the death of my daughter and her friend in an automo-
bile accident last year.
The stone monument is a replica of the rough
wooden and cardboard memorials that Reagan and
Lindsay's friends erected at the crash site shortly af-
ter the accident. I placed the granite memorial at the
scene of the wreck after checking with the city of
Holmes Beach and the Florida Department of Trans-
portation (DOT). But, apparently there was a mix-up
with DOT over the monument and they have insisted
that it be moved.
Consequently, based on the advice of DOT, I
have been working with the county and the city of
Holmes Beach to place the monument either adjacent
to the crash site at the Kingfish Boat Ramp or at the
nearby Manatee County Public Beach.
I would have been happy with either location. DOT
mandated the memorial be placed on the raised berm at
the public beach. This way it would be visible for motor-
ists and it's message for people to drive safely and.
soberly would be available to passersby.
There are apparently a few people in the commu-
nity who oppose placing the monument at the public
beach. But surely no decent person could object to a
warning marker designed to improve public safety.
However, it has occurred to me that those opposing
the marker may have misunderstood this situation and
may believe the monument would actually be placed
on the beach, near the playground and other recre-
High School. We understand it too was furnished by
Manson. It seems a more fitting memorial than the
monument currently sitting on Manatee Avenue on the
Island just before the bridge. We would welcome a
park bench in a park setting. But it is hard to imagine
this monument, a cemetery-like marker, being appro-
priate anywhere on Anna Maria Island.
A petition to the Manatee County Commission
sent last week states, "we urgently request that no
tombstone of any kind be placed at the Manatee or
Coquina Public Beaches. We feel vy= strongly that it
would be totally inappropriate."
An unofficial poll of teens, current students at
Manatee High School, is in agreement not at the
The memorial carries a clear message about drink-
ing and driving if you stop to read it.
We're concerned about the message that the sight
of a monument, one that mostly resembles a grave
marker, sends no matter what the location on Anna
We're concerned that Island residents, in particu-
lar the Crawford family, have not been consulted or al-
lowed any input.
That is not my intention. The marker is intended
as a warning to motorists. As such, it would be placed
near the road, and would not even be visible to most
It is not my intention to ruin anyone's day at the
I hope that by putting the monument on the berm
adjacent to State Road 789, it might be a warning that
could eventually save a life and spare others from the
horror our family and the Crawford family suffered
due to what could have been an avoidable accident.
I was reading in the Longboat Observer of your
newspaper on Anna Maria Island. I used to be a sub-
scriber to the old Islander.
I'm writing to ask for your out-of-state yearly sub-
Would you have a columnist by the name of Gib
I enjoyed his writing very much.
Betty O. Meece, Illinois.
Country Produce is owned by Dan Oved and
Jim Gentile. We failed to identify them as the own-
ers in a photo brief last week.
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.The Pelican Man Dale
Shields presents Tom
Turner, chairman of the
/ Anna Maria City's Code
Enforcement Board and
representing Anna Maria
"- n City, with an apprecia-
tion plaque at the
Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary in Sarasota.
Shields thanked the city
and all Island volunteers
for their contribution to
the organization's efforts
during the oil spill crises
Want to recycle your phone
books? You can't
Manatee County sponsored its one
and only opportunity to recycle last
year's GTE phone books last weekend.
For the many Islanders who missed
it, especially the citizens of Anna Maria
City who did not receive their 1993/94
phone books until the day before the
off-Island recycling drive on Saturday
and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12 the old
books will have to be thrown out with
the trash, according to a representative
of the Manatee County Public Safety
Department, Solid Waste division.
Because the recycling program
had been a county-coordinated event
affecting all three Island cities, the cit-
ies of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach do not have plans
to offer a local phone book recycling
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Historical Society receives
two prestigious awards
The Anna Maria Island Historical
Society was the recipient of the Golden
Gavel Award for Best New Project
from the Sarasota Herald Tribune and
a commendation for fostering civic
pride by the Bradenton Herald.
At the 28th annual awards coffee at
the Hyatt in Sarasota held on Sept. 8,
Cindy Cannon, the Tribune's community
news editor, and Marjorie North, pre-
sented Carolyne Norwood, past president
and founder of the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society, with the Golden Gavel
Award for the society's founding of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
in Anna Maria City.
Wayne Poston, executive editor
and vice president of the Bradenton
Herald, presented Norwood with a
gold emboss book to commend the
Island Historical Society for fostering
civic pride in founding the museum.
The accomplishments of the
award-winning organizations will be
featured in the Sunday, Sept. 26, issue
of the Bradenton Herald.
Hooked on square dancing
Liz and Elmer Kessel of Holmes Beach (center, facing camera) have been
hooked on square dancing since they first started last September. Here they
are enjoying a Christmas in July party sponsored by the Tuesday Trippers
Square Dance Club. The square dancers danced to a holiday theme and
donated canned good to the Meals on Wheels Plus food bank. The Trippers
dance at 7:30p.m., every Tuesday, at the Bradenton Senior Place, 239 U.S.
301 Blvd. A new beginners class will start at the end of September.
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plastic in Holmes Beach
The City of Holmes Beach will collect three types of plastic for recycling
at a bin located with other recycling bins behind city hall. The target date is
October 1. Plastics, including milk, soda and laundry detergent bottles, will
be taken to Recycle America in Sarasota. The program will be grant funded.
[Ji PAGE 10 0 SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Teacher says 'good-bye' Contractors compete for rewire job
Mrs. Lori Garrisi gets a class hug from her kindergartners as she prepares to Sandy Shield (standing left), project director for the Manatee County School
leave Anna Maria Elementary to teach at Braden River Elementary. Garrisi Board, and Jim Kronus, principal of Anna Maria Elementary School, review the
came to Anna Maria last year from Braden River after the school was required school's building plans with 11 area contractors. The contractors came to the
to give up a teacher; now Braden gets Garrisi back due to increased enrollment. school for a "walk through" in order to prepare their bids to rewire the school
Taking over Garrisi's class will be Ms. Melanie Moran. What is not pictured are for modern technology. The winning contractor will have 60 days to complete
all the tears. the project.
Anna Maria School menu
* Thursday, 9/16/93
Breakfast: Cheese or Sausage Toast or Cereal, Fruit Juice
* Lunch: Corn Dog, Oven Potatoes, Coleslaw, Fresh Fruit
* Constitution Day Citizenship Day
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
* Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, Pudding
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Cup
Lunch: Turkey Nuggets w/Sauce, Potato Rounds, Orange Juice, Pudding .
* Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs or Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Chicken w/Noodles, Carrots, Hot Roll, Fruit Cup
Ice Cream Cone Birthday
* Breakfast: Peanut Butter or Cheese Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Beef-a-roni, Broccoli Cuts, Hot Roll, Ice Cream
All meals served with milk.
Clifford's part of a family
Clifford is a storybook, giant, friendly red dog who has many neighborhood
adventures with members of his family. The kindergartners in Maureen
Loveland's class used the adventures of Clifford to study the family unit. They
talked about Clifford's family, their own family and how the members of their
class make up a family. Then the children did their own drawings of Clifford
depicting familial relationships.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 0 PAGE 11 I
Russian sojourn emotionally difficult for Islander
By Joy Courtney
"Unbelievable" was the first word ib
Sandy Huffine used to described what she
saw and learned during an eight-day trip to
What she came back with was a mixed
bag of emotions.
Huffine, a resident of Holmes Beach
and a secretary with the Manatee County -
pre-school program, went to Moscow and
St. Petersburg for a symposium on multi- B
cultural education hosted by the Russian
government and sponsored by Students
Abroad for Education.
"The Russian people have so little, but
at the same time they have kept their
pride," said Huffine, tears glistening in her Two w(
eyes. "They're struggling to live under all Inna (left),
the political changes. They are confused. Sandy Huff
One minute every facet of their life, from
housing to education to food, was taken care of by the
government, and the next minute they are on their own.
The Haitian people are probably luckier. Their lives are
a struggle, but that's all they have ever known."
"Part of the program included staying one night with
a host teacher. I stayed with Inna, an English teacher and
grandmother, who lived with her daughter and grand-
daughter," Huffine said.
"I was privileged to have been driven by car to her
apartment. As we approached her building, Inna took my
hand and said, 'Do not be afraid.' We pulled up to a five-
story, dilapidated building made of concrete. The front
door was half off its hinges and the stoop was worn down.
It was dark and dingy and the concrete block was wet. The
three women live in two rooms so small I couldn't back
up far enough to get a full length photograph!"
Huffine learned that the pay scale for teachers ranges
from $12 to $25 a month, with the position of principal at
the top of the scale.
"They have no money to buy food," said Huffine.
worlds of teachers meet
a Russian English teacher and grandmother, holds hands with.
ine (right) during a dinner hosted by the Russian government.
"For supper and breakfast Inna served me porridge
and sardines. I know she must have had to save three
months to buy those sardines.
"But here is an example of their pride in themselves
as Russians. Instead of telling me she did not have much
to feed me, Inna said, 'I know that Americans don't like
much meat, so I made a special Russian meal for you.'"
Huffine shook her head at the memory.
"The next morning we had to get to Inna's school.
What I am going to tell you is unbelievable to me to think
Inna has done this and will do this every day of her work-
Huffine took a breath then went on: "There was a
blizzard that morning. She took one of my heavy bags
from me, and we started out arm in arm, heads bent
against the wind. After an exhausting and long walk
through a woods, we came to some railroad tracks that
were on top of a high levee. Inna turned to me and told me
to be strong, that we had to cross the tracks before the train
came. Both of us could barely see, the snow was so blind-
ing as we struggled to the top, and, sure
enough, I could see a train coming.
"After more of a walk, we came to a
river with its sides crowded with ice. The
only way to cross was over a narrow plank.
We walked some more and came to a wall
with a ladder leaning up against it at a 45-
degree angle. Up we went, and after another
walk arrived at her school.
"Can you believe how Inna lives? And
she is a devoted teacher! As I said, the Rus-
sian people have virtually nothing and
they're starving to boot"
But what left a lasting impression was
the Russian attitude toward education, so dif-
ferent from ours in the United States.
"It is a privilege to go to school in Rus-
sia," said Huffine, "not a right, as we believe
Huffine said that studies are more ad-
vanced in Russia compared to the United
States. For example, students in the seventh grade were
already in their second year of studying physics.
"Here again, the Russian people do an unbelievable
job with nothing. The schools are not well-equipped, right
down to a severe shortage of pencils and paper. They
don't even have toilet paper," said Huffine.
"The whole trip was unrealistic. We were all emotion-
ally affected. It was like being thrown back in time 50
years. I guess it's because it was such a contrast to what
we know, thrown at us in a short length of time. And then
to come back to the United States, and see how we take
everything for granted, including educational opportuni-
ties it is almost unbearable."
Huffine concluded: "I received my first letter from
Inna the other day. She wrote she was so proud of me for
being strong during our walk to her school that the next
time I came she would give me TWO bowls of porridge
at each meal.
"I'd be so very honored to eat it," Huffine added
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organization, will speak to the Hi-12 at
its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16, at
Shucker's restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. fol-
lowed by the luncheon at noon. All Mas-
ter Masons and their guests are invited.
Tickets are on sale now for the
Anna Maria Island Privateers'
Octoberfest celebration on Saturday,
Oct. 2, from 5 p.m. until it is over at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
German food, entertainment and a
cash bar will be offered. The menu will
include two types of wurst or dogs,
kraut, German potato salad and tradi-
tional brown bread. Imported beer &
Bud on draft will be available along
with mixed drinks and sodas.
Advance sale tickets are $7.50 per
person and include admission and dinner.
They can be purchased from any member
of the Privateers now. Tickets at the door
will cost $8.50 and will include admission
and dinner. Admission only tickets will be
available for $5 at the door.
The best dressed participant re-
flecting the spirit of Octoberfest will
ride on the Privateer's pirate ship in the
Privateers' Christmas Parade.
For more information, call 778-5934.
The Bradenton Beach Festival
scheduled for October 1993 has been
rescheduled until Feb. 12 and 13, 1994.
Arts and craftspersons, community
interest groups and food vendors are
invited to participate. The deadline for
filing applications is Dec. 15, 1993.
For information call the Bradenton
Beach Festival Committee at 778-3794.
The Anna Maria Island Historical
Society's research committee need
residents with knowledge of the early
days of life on the Island to come for-
ward to complete records in the Island
Elizabeth Moss is compiling the
facts in a book, "Footprints in the
Sand," which will feature biographies
of Island people living here 30 and 40
years ago. She also needs information
about the Island during World War II.
Call Moss at 778-2006
The Anna Maria Art League is
sponsoring a month-long, juried art
exhibit during October.
The exhibit is open to all area art-
ists and media membership to the
Art League is not required. The entry
fee is $10 for non-members and $8 for
members. Judge Jennifer Coburn, BFA
Maryland Institute of Arts, will award
ribbons and cash prizes.
Only one entry will be accepted per
artist and it must be an original. Entries
must be matted and framed, ready to
hang, and a maximum size of 34 by 40
inches including frame.
Entries will be received by the
League on Friday and Saturday, Sept.
24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
exhibit will open with a reception on
Friday, Oct. 1 and will hang until the
end of the month.
Call 778-1119 for more information.
needed for St.
The ladies of St. Bernard Guild are
seeking donations of resale items for its
first rummage sale of the season on Fri-
day, Oct. 1.
Proceeds go to help migrant work-
ers through Sister Nora in Palmetto, the
Bay Pines veteran's hospital, the men-
tal health hospital in Arcadia, Salvation
Army and the Anna Maria Island Com-
Items may be dropped off at St. Ber-
nard Church activity center, 6th Avenue
and 43rd Street, Holmes Beach, between
8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays.
Islander Russ Alban will teach a
class in pastel portrait painting at Mana-
tee Vo-Tech in Bradenton beginning
Monday, Oct. 18.
The class will consist of 10 sessions
on Monday from t:30 to 4 p.m. Registra-
tion will be held in the Vo-Tech cafeteria/
bookstore on Monday, Tuesday, and
Wednesday, Sept. 27 through 30, from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The class is open to all on a first-
come-first-served basis. The fee is $40.
Call 778-6260 for additional information.
The work of contemporary Ameri-
can photographers is the focus of a
"Nudes in Nature" exhibit at Manatee
Community College Fine Art Gal-
lery. The exhibit is currently open un-
til Oct. 7. The gallery is located at 5840
26th St. West in Bradenton. It is free
and open to the public. Gallery hours
are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
Manatee Community College will
offer an array of language classes start-
ing in September. Learn to speak and
write Cherokee on Tuesdays, Sept. 28
through Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
at the Bradenton Campus at 5840 26th
St. West. Beginning and intermediate
sign language, Russian language and
history, Spanish, Italian, German and
French will also be taught in September.
Call 755-1511, ext. 4203 for fees and
Florida's Secretary of Corrections
Harry Singletary will be the speaker for
a day workshop entitled, "What is
Crime Costing Us and What Can We
Do About It?" on Friday and Saturday,
Sept. 17 and 18. Friday will be a panel
presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. followed
by the workshop on Saturday from 9
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is hosted by
the 43rd Street Church of Christ, 2300
43rd St. West in Bradenton. Call 792-
4163 for information and reservations.
Coastal communities in Japan may
soon learn lessons from southwest Florida
after a visit to the Sarasota and Tampa Bay
areas by Japanese environmental planners,
engineers and scientists.
An educational tour for 25 profes-
sionals from throughout Japan included
a visit to the Sarasota BayWalk, a man-
grove habitat restoration project of the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram. The group was part of a continu-
ing education exchange program of-
fered by the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Japan Construction
Training Center Foundation.
"We discussed how rapid develop-
ment destroyed much of the bay's vital
mangrove habitat before protective
regulations were in place," said Heidi
Smith, a Sarasota Bay Program staff
member who guided the visitors
through the BayWalk.
"We also talked about how gov-
ernment, private sector businesses and
citizen volunteers all contributed to the
project's success. The group was inter-
ested in how our restoration strategy
balances the community's economic
needs with environmental needs,"
"Apparently, the Japanese are
turning green," said James Moore, di-
rector of the Florida Center for Com-
munity Design & Research at the Uni-
versity of South Florida. Moore
planned the local itinerary for the
group. "They are looking for ideas on
redeveloping waterfront in an environ-
mentally sensitive way," Moore said
To learn more about the Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program, contact
Heidi Smith at 361-6133.
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Bridging time after Viet Nam
Steve Szabo of Holmes Beach, pictured far right of the first row, reunites with
his fellow soldiers in the 9th Division who served in Viet Nam. The division
recently held a 25th reunion in Washington, D. C.
Combat veterans reunite at The Wall
Steve Szabo of Holmes Beach re-
cently reunited with his 9th Division
Viet Nam comrades at their 25th re-
union in Washington, D.C.
The reunion involved meetings,
banquet dinners, trips to the Baltimore
Inner Harbor festivities and a tour of the
Washington memorials including The
Ceremonies were held for the veter-
ans' fallen comrades at The Wall.
"My old Friends were a little greyer
and a little heavier, but everyone was in
prime spirits and enjoyed being together
after meeting in the Mekong Delta in
Viet Nam over 25 years ago. Many came
from as far as Hawaii, Alaska and Cali-
fornia," said Szabo.
Plans for the next reunion in Las
Vegas, Nev., were initiated.
A star (duck?!) is born
The Sons of the Beach band always draws a crowd when they play at D. Coy
Ducks in Holmes Beach but a new star has risen to sing with the band, Duck
waitress Kerina Sutherland. (Relax, it's only a couple of songs.) On this occa-
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One pier to be fixed;
three remain damaged
Island residents are one-for-four when it comes to damaged structures in Bradenton Beach.
piers. Storms and an errant barge adversely impacted the
Manatee County Commissioners last week agreed public beach pier last year.
to spend about $2,000 to repair the fishing pier-erosion Storms also battered the three piers at Cortez
control structure at the Manatee Public Beach in Beach, citing a lack of lifeguards at the popular beach
Holmes Beach. They opted to not repair three other as reason for the denial.
Family trio steel drum band
By Kay Pruden
The Poor Mon Steel Drum Band is a family affair.
Local residents Glenda and Rick Langley and their
son Ryan sometimes accompanied by Ken Smith,
who is retired from the President's Select Band based
in Washington D. C., bring to the Island the soft tones
of the tropics every Sunday afternoon at Cafe on the
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oil drums and rival gangs made them into instruments.
Instead of neighborhood gang wars, they had musical
The music is not merely "Yellow Bird," but in-
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from Brahms, "The Saber Dance," and "Malaguena"
to "Tingalayo" and "Yankee."
Young Ryan creates the solo pan sound, Glenda
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of a ten or 12 piece steel drum group.
Rick and Ryan are both former U.S. National Ac-
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announce the engagement of their daughter, Donya
JoAnne of Tampa, to Edwin Jose Lizarraga, son of
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The couple will wed Jan. 8 at St. Andrews Epis-
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Miss Boudeman is a 1984 graduate of Manatee
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Island police reports
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Sept. 4, theft of bicycle, 10002 Gulf Dr.,
Sept. 7, theft of laundry, 9906 Gulf Dr., Anna
Sept. 8, theft from boat, 700 block Jacaranda Dr.
Sept. 1, criminal mischief, 2300 block of Gulf
Drive North. Eggs were thrown at the side of the build-
Sept. 4, burglary from an automobile, Coquina
Bayside. The victim caught the defendant in his automo-
bile, which had been locked, rummaging through his cen-
ter console with a slim jim in his hand. The defendant ran
to his automobile and fled the scene. The victim followed
the defendant and called in the license number to police
on his car phone. The registration was to a Bradenton
Beach address, and police went to the address and asked
the resident to come to the station for questioning. While
being questioned, the defendant admitted being involved
in the burglary. He was placed under arrest.
Sept. 4, theft of a purse from a beach towel, Co-
Sept. 4, burglary of a purse from an automobile,
Sept. 4, theft, 100 block 5th Street South. Two
magnetic signs were removed from an automobile.
Sept 5, forged driver's license and warrant arrest,
2900 block of Gulf Drive. The officer observed Brian K.
McKnight, 35, of Eaton Park, Fla. traveling at a high rate
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McKnight as he ran several stop signs and nearly struck
another vehicle. After stopping McKnight, the officer
asked for his driver's license and registration. McKnight
gave the officer a forged driver's license. When McKnight
opened the glove compartment, a bag of marijuana and a
pack of rolling papers fell out McKnight was placed into
custody. While doing a vehicle inventory, the officer
found a forged social security card. During a warrant
check, the officer found an outstanding warrant for him
from Hillsborough County.
Sept. 1, bad check, 5501 Marina Dr., Captain's
Sept. 3, juveniles skate boarding in the parking
lot, 5327 Gulf Dr., First Union Bank.
Sept. 3, burglary of $115 and credit cards from
an automobile, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Public Beach.
Sept 4, noise from a loud party, 400 block 80th
Sept. 4, vandalism, 5410 Marina Dr., D. Coy
Ducks. An intoxicated customer was refused service.
On his way out, he broke the glass in a display case.
He said it was an accident and paid for the glass.
Sept. 5, disturbance, 5702 Marina Dr., Turtles
Club and Cafe. Two males were fighting.
Sept. 5, burglary, 100 block 47th Street.
Sept. 7, dog on the beach, 4000 Gulf Dr., Mana-
tee Public Beach. The owner was given a summons for
violation of a city ordinance.
Sept. 7, abandoned junk boat trailer, 6800 block
of Gulf Drive.
Sept. 8, petty larceny, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on
the Beach. Entry to the drink vending machines was
Sept. 9, disturbance, 5325 Marina Dr., Shucker's
Dockside Grill. Two males were fighting.
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100 Spring Avenue Anna Maria Island
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
No valet today
Either these people can't read the sign or don't
care, but parking is prohibited along Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach on the "new beach. Maybe they
thought valet parking was available. Or perhaps
they didn't know there's plenty of parking for diners
across the street from the Gulf Drive Cafe.
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7AM to 2:30AM
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Happy Hour 9-11 a.m. & 3-7 p.m.
Drafts Beer Well Drinks
Customer Appreciation Night Now On Tuesdays
10 p.nt-I a.m.- $1 Well $1 Beer 500 Draft Free Pool!
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Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Sept. 16, 17 & 18 9:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m.
* New Satellite Dish * *
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Ready for the Season!
Fresh Grouper Dinner or Sandwich Friday
Late Night Menu Available
For the Week
Wed. Sun. Sept. 15-19
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Tuesday thru Saturday TPservations Sugg.
Sunday Brunch 10:00 2:00
60SManatu Ave. Homes Beach
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Freshly Cut & Freshly Made to Order
SOUP & SALAD BAR
Served for Lunch and Dinner
ALL OCCASION PARTY TRAYS
ICE CREAM CAKES
& FROZEN YOGURT PIES (ON REQUEST)
Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM Closed Sundays Until Oct. 17
Eat-In or Take-Out
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We are located just West of the Island Shopping Center
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kitchen or bath design.
We are a full service
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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. Since 1985.
For a cleaner car, call today.
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Your fish stories
and pictures are
welcome at the
11 to 13 year olds
Standing for week ending Sept. 10
B & M Heating & Cooling 0-1
Galati Marine 1-0
Island Garden Center 0-1
LaPensee Plumbing 2-0
Pettigrew & Peak Sharks 0-1
By Bob Ardren
Want to feel smart, experienced
and good about one of your neighbors?
Well, let me tell you a little story.
Each year in our fair state we lose
too many people to drowning. As a re-
sult, parents constantly try to teach
their children water safety and, frankly,
those of us around the water try to keep
an eye on one another.
The danger is always there when
folks are on the water.
So it was Monday of Labor Day
weekend when Captain Phil Shields
aboard his "Reef Reacher," along with
his children, motored out into Tampa
Pass planning to anchor and clean the
bottom of his boat.
Now, a pass is the best place to do
this kind of work because the current
carries away the scrapings and other
debris, giving the worker a clear view
of his or her work.
Enroute out into the pass, Captain
Shields noticed two ladies, one on a
float and one with those funny little
arm floats you buy at the dime store,
quite far out into the pass. He stopped
and asked if they were all right, and if
they needed some help like a ride
back into shore.
But they replied that they were just
waiting for a boat with their compan-
ions aboard to come pick them up. It
seems the group had rented a boat for
some water skiing and the ladies de-
cided to just relax and float around for
Out in the pass.
Captain Shields went on his way
over towards the Skyway and pro-
ceeded to anchor and clean his boat's
bottom. Upon preparing to return to
shore, he noticed the two ladies by now
had drifted very far into the channel
and were being carried along by the
He again approached the floaters and
this time despite their increasingly
weakening protests suggested in no
Kellie Murray Spring
(left) gets a little help
from her dad, Ed Spring
of Anna Maria City,
before her team, Island
Pest Control, goes for
the goals. Kellie plays in
the Anna Maria Island
soccer league in Division
III, which includes
children from ages five
8 10 year olds
Standing for week ending Sept. 10
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Island Auto Body 0-1
Manatee Sports Unlimited 0-1
Moore's Stonecrab Restaurant 1-0
Rotten Ralph's 1-0
uncertain terms that their lives were in
danger and took them aboard. They were
Gladys and Ester, whose last names will
not be used to protect the naive.
At that point Shields took the two
back to the Anna Maria City Pier where
they waited for a long period of time,
finally getting a ride to their condo from
a kindly soul.
So it turns out the couple's male
friends had taken the rental boat back to
Captains Marina from whence they had
rented it, figuring the ladies had simply
come back to shore and were probably
warming up in a bar somewhere.
The postscript to this whole affair is
that the Shields' received a beautiful
basket of gourmet foods, (caviar, pate
and the like) the next day from Ester.
The card was signed by Dr. Ester__
of Miami, FL.
Hats off to Captain Shields for car-
ing enough to keep an eye on some of
our inexperienced tourists and being
professional enough to know when to
take charge of a potentially dangerous
For a good time, call 794-1223.
And I'm not kidding.
The Miss Cortez XI will set Sept. 24
aside for the first of a series of dinner
cruises to raise money for what's left of
the historic Albion Inn.
Although much of the building was
destroyed to make way for the new Coast
Guard station in Cortez, the oldest, most
historic section was saved and will be
moved onto a lot near the Cortez water-
front. That's what the money raised by the
dinner cruises will be used for.
Eventually, the building will become
a museum and community center in
Cortez, and when accomplished will be
another jewel in our local community.
Tickets are just $12 and you can't
hardly cook dinner at home for that, so
enjoy the cruise, enjoy the food, but
mostly enjoy the knowledge that you're
helping a worthwhile local effort to
save a little bit more of out local history
See you next week.
Feel smart and have
a good time, too
AMICC soccer standings
1]l THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 U PAGE 17
the whole thing
Levi Powis, 10, from Mt. Pleasant,
Mich., caught this 27" redfish in a
"boy-against-fish "fight while
fishing with Captain Mike
Heistand last week.
Snook sneaky reds out in force
By Captain Mike Heistand
Snook season is open, but I don't think anyone's
told the fish they seem to be a hard catch for most
fishermen. The good news is redfish are still out there
and they're biting.
Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle told me
he heard from his customers that large schools of red-
fish were spotted in the bay and the Gulf. Mackerel
were also out in the Gulf with some of them up to 26
inches. Lowman had other reports of red and black
grouper being caught in 100 to 115 feet of water.
Yogi from the Bradenton Beach Pier said the pier's
customers brought in drum and flounder last week.
Captain Todd Romain said he was catching and
releasing lots and lots of redfish and snagged some
good-size trout along with a few snook.
Dan from the Anna Maria City Pier said pier
fishermen caught a lot of mackerel, some mangrove
snapper and a few snook.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle had one
of the two best snook reports. He said quite a few of
them were caught up around the mangroves and lower
flats on the outgoing tide. He also said trout were up
around the islands in Palma Sola.
Captain Phil Shields said he brought in amberjack
up to 50 pounds, red grouper up to 10 pounds, mangrove
snapper up to six pounds and two women drifting away
on a raft up to 110 pounds. Nice catch, Phil.
John from Annie's Bait & Tackle said the shop's
customers overall caught redfish and lots of trout in the
small-to-medium-size range. He said Captain Dave
Pinkham with Gulf to Bay Charters had a great time
when his boat ran into a school of Spanish mackerel
and that Pinkham's clients also caught some large
cobia. Captain Zack on the Dee Jay II told John that
he had been coming in with his limit of snook daily.
Captain Mark Bradow said redfish were his
client's best bet last week with limit catches coming
in every time out. Bradow said, for him snook had
been hard to come by.
Sam from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet told me
the fleet's four-hour trip averaged 80 head of Key West
grunts. Its six-hour trip averaged 88 head of porgies, Key
West grunts, vermilion, yellowtail and lane snapper and
grouper and its nine-hour trip averaged 80 head of am-
berjack, red and black grouper, mangrove, lane and yel-
lowtail snapper and a blue fin tuna.
Nothing from Galati Yacht Basin this week.
They're off to the Florida Keys fishing. Should have
an interesting report next week.
Ray from the Rod & Reel Pier said his custom-
ers had a great week with redfish, caught and re-
leased, and with some big black drum, lots of mack-
erel and a few snook.
Redfish provided a great trip for one of my
client's last Saturday on my charter boat, "Magic."
Gary Adams from Orlando caught and released over
30 of them he even caught a few snook to keep
things stirred up. Good week. Good catches!
Tip tops restaurant league
Tip of the Island won out, 15 to 7, over the Bistro Ducks (Beach Bistro and D.Coy Ducks combo team) in the
"Wood-Eye" Cup, the final playoffs of the Island restaurant's summer softball league.
Islander Photo courtesy of Paul Russell (Rotten Ralph's)
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 9/16 12:25 2.1ft 6:13 0.4ft 1:07 2.3ft 6:35 0.9ft
Fri 9/17 12:47 2.3ft 7:02 0.2ft 2:01 2.1ft 6:58 1.1ft
Sat 9/18 1:15 2.5ft 7:54 0.1ft 2:59 1.91t 7:19 1.3ft
Sun 9/19 1:47 2.6ft 8:50 0.1ft 3:59 1.7ft 7:40 1.4ft
Mon 9/20 2:23 2.6ft 9:48 0.1ft 5:23 1.5ft 7:52 1.4ft
Tue 9/21 3:09 2.6ft 10:580.2ft -
Wed 9/22 4:06 2.5ft -- 12:20 0.3ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BEWARE OF TELEPHONE
SOLICITORS BEARING OFFERS TOO
GOOD TOO BE TRUE -
THEY USUALLY ARE!
BE SURE YOU KNOW WHO YOU'RE
DEALING WITH BEFORE YOU ALLOW
THEM INTO YOUR HOME. These days,
you can't be too careful about offers at your
door or over the phone. If you have to de-
cide right now, or the offer isn't good after
today, the offer probably wasn't good to
Any reputable company wants you
to shop around and make a decision at your
convenience, not theirs.
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Owner Tina Schavey
greeted friends and
guests at an opening
"soiree" of her new
venture, The Mutiny
theme carries the
diner to Pitcairn's
Island, where the
promise of life in
paradise lured the
mutineers of Mutiny
S -. on the Bounty.
Sandy Haas, of Goldome Bank, and Dave Austin, owner of Broken Glass, enjoyed the
ambiance and hospitality of The Mutiny Inn. Ship models including a replica of "The
Bounty" were enjoyed by the guests along with samplings from what promises to be
"a friendly and delicious restaurant," according to one guest.
Cortez son to wed
Donald and Catherine Betchie of Hermitage, Pa.,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn
Denise of New Kensington, Pa., to Joseph Robert
Pozega of New Kensington, formerly of Palmetto, son
of Donald and Jacqueline Fulford of Cortez and the
late Joseph G. Pozega.
The couple will wed Oct. 2 at Sacred Heart Catho-
Miss Betchie is a graduate of Youngstown College
of Business. She is a billing specialist with Allergic
Disease and Asthma Associates of Pittsburgh, Pa.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1991 graduate of Pal-
metto High School and served four years in the U. S.
Navy, NAS Cecil Field. He is a route supervisor with
Unifirst Corp., New Kensington.
Cul-De-Sac Canalfront Spacious, open 2 bedroom, 2 full
baths, with a beautiful dock. 511 65th Street. $165,000.
BRAND NEW 3/2 Holmes Beach. Over 2,100 sq. ft.
of living area with glimpses of the Gulf. $182,000. Re-
ally spacious floor plan and a huge garage.
Island Living At It's Best New 2 bedroom, 2 full baths, close
to the Gulf at the low price of $125,000, nothing to compare with.
LOT WITH VIEW Good Gulf views from this second lot in
from the water. 2803 Ave. E. Asking $72,000. Cleared and ready.
NICE DUPLEX Just listed ground level 2/1 each side big
double carports & across the street from the Gulf. All this for
$160,000. 201 69th St. Holmes Beach.
SAffordable Island Living 1BR Mobile Home. Turnkey
furnished C/P and family room. $17,500.
Dolores M. Baker F
Ucensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 .
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
ADORABLE BEACH HOUSE
Totally renovated 2BR/1.5B home across the street from
the beach. All new appliances, Mexican tile, tongue and
groove paneling and more. It's a real GEM! $113,900.
Paul Collins, 778-4330.
BREATHTAKING VIEW OF TAMPA BAY Luxurious
4BR/4.5B home on Anna Maria Island. Exercise room, of-
fice/den, 4-car garage, and dock, davits and boatlift, too!
$750,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3 year new, 3 story island
townhouse. 3BR/2.5B comer unit features double garage,
screened porch off breakfast nook, large storage area and
new ceramic tile. $144,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
PARADISE BARGAIN Bask in the sun while watching
birds and boats on the Bayou. This upgraded 2BR condo
in Anna Maria gives you paradise at the affordable price
of $89,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
STATELY ELEGANCE Very secluded tropical setting
in Marina Isle. 3BR/2.5B, lap pool and water views.
Must see! $399,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
BRIDGEPORT 2BR, 2B unfurnished
condo with pool. $575 plus electric.
ANNA MARIA HOME 2BR, 1B unfur-
nished with garage. $575 plus electric.
CANAL FRONT HOME 2BR, 1B with den
and carport. $600 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR, 1B furnished or
unfurnished with garage. $475 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 1 BR, 1 B. $450 plus utilities.
I N DICK
R LT R
2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
NEW LISTING IN KEY ROYALE: Two bedroom, two bath
canal front home with dock on sailboat water. Large sunny
backyard with a patio and room for a pool. Call to see this
one today. $196,500. Helen White. 778-6956 eves.
MOUNT VERNON: 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with a view
of the park-like grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay and
water Inlets. Clubhouse, pool, tennis boat docks, putting
green. $69,900. To see this great unit, call Zee Catanese
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON II: Contemporary three
bedroom, two bath, three level Island home on two deep
water lots with pool, dock and davits. Entire package at
$489,000 or will sell home separately for $359,000 if
home closes first. Adjoining lot with pool, $130,000. For
a personal showing call Debbie Walther, 794-6295 eves.
CAREFULLY KEPT: Deep water canal front, two bed-
room, two bath home with family kitchen, Florida room,
large utility room, lanai with wet bar, jacuzzi, boat dock and
many updates. Priced at $220,000. Please call Carol Will-
iams for appointment. 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext. 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MiS QL"
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker
Prime, duplex- zoned corner lot with well-maintained
two bedroom/two bath home. This location is quiet, cen-
trally located and just steps to the new walking beach in
Holmes Beach! Lovely screened porch and lots of room
to expand or add pool. Call today for details!!
Elevated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with extra large 22
x 40 garage and storage area. Large 52 x 145 lot with
loads of room for a pool, patio or garden. The central
location is near shopping, post office and community
center as well as the wide Gulf Beach of the north end!
DRASTIC REDUCTION to $129,500. Janet Clancy,
This well-maintained, two bedroom/two bath home
has ceramic tile floors, automatic sprinkler system,
lots of extra landscaping and a lovely screened porch.
Short walk to beach and convenient to shopping. Ask-
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
-)Sales Rentals Property Management
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The Island Poet
You worry when you see that little bulge coming round your tummy,
And you feel this is a situation that just isn't very funny.
So you cut out all those sweets, and for breakfast just have bran,
And somehow try to reduce that bulge, just any way you can.
But you cut down on those calories and your weight is just the same,
And no matter what you do, it seems your body is playing a game.
But after many weeks go by and you're about to throw a fit,
You feel there is nothing wrong with a little bulge and say "to heck with it."
CHE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 N: PAGE 19 j33
- A A A A
1800 Gulf Dr
L3 Blk P Holmes
522 Pine Av
1007 Gulf Dr N
212 Summer Sands
211 La Costa
200 Gulf Dr N
115 30th St
2716 Gulf Dr
105 Gulf Cabins
306 57th St
308 66th St
516 72nd St
601 Ivanhoe Ln
2 story home
golf course & canal
1066 sfla 8/18/93
900 sfla 6/4/93 *8/18/93
1500 sfla 8/18/93
1100 sfla 8/18/93
1300 sfla 8/18/93
818 sfla 8/18/93
1100 sfla 8/18/93
1108 sfla 8/18/93
1326 sfla 8/18/93
1496 sfla 8/18/93
1855 sfla 8/18/93
How do crabs
move from place
Like their land relatives -
spiders crabs have four
pairs of jointed legs. Some
crabs have one pair of legs
shaped like paddles, which
they use to push themselves
along the water.
Why does a shark
have so many
Sharks are the sea's greatest
predators. That means they
hunt and eat live fish and
other sea creatures, and a few
may attack people. They
have razor-short teeth and
lots of them to get all the
food they need. In fact,
sharks have an endless sup-
ply of teeth. New teeth are
always growing near the
back of the shark's jaw.
When a tooth is lost, worn
out, or broken, a new one
moves slowly forward to re-
Are all sharks
There are more than 250
kinds of sharks in the sea.
About 25 kinds are danger-
ous to human beings.
ISLAND PARADISE CONDO!!
#53364 $399,900 ... Beautiful, top floor, 2 bedroom,
2 bath, Gulffront condo. Decorated in peach, wall
mirrors in living room brings the outdoors inside. Light
and bright with panoramic views of Anna Maria's
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
Beautifully appointed -
townhouse filled with
sunshine and breezes. -
Spacious floor plan i ,, .
includes all white kitchen, -
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car
garage and more.
Steps to beach!
... Very nice duplex
and only half block
from the Gulf.
Larger side is
Please come and see
me at my office on
ANNA MARIA ISLAND.
778-0766 or 388-1267
"Ich Spreche deutsch"
GULF BEACH PLACE CONDO!!
#53341 $244,900 ... Enjoy the fabulous sunsets from
this unit that has a great Gulfview. Just steps from the
beach. Turnkey furnished, large kitchen with break-
fast nook. Balcony that over looks the Gulf of Mexico,
pool, sundeck on roof. Excellent rental history.
11111 1 7,R
#5KS58 $99,900 ...
Enjoy fabulous sun-
sets from the balcony
of this direct Gulffront
unit. Turnkey fur-
nished! Also a ground
level unit is available
at this price.
#51783 $81,500 ...
Enjoy Island living
in this large one
5340-1 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
[a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 0 PAGE 20
S********* ^- CLIPANDSAVE ********
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
* > Lawn and landscape watering limited to two days a week. *
>- Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):Tues& Sat.
S>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Wed & Sun. :
S>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Irriga-
* tion with treated waste water allowed any time.)
* > Car owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as
they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle. S
* > Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors allowed for *
ten minutes daily.
S>- Hand-watering of plants, not lawns, permitted any day. *
Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water
* Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: (800)423-1476. *
QUALITY HAS ITS PRICE ... AND ITS REWARDS.
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000
Doug Dowling Realty. 778-1222
. PARADISE, INC.
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(8131 77R.4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
usive Longboat Key Community Private
ecure living in this large 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
e. Large caged pool. Fully landscaped lot with
rees. House has unlimited potential. $399,000.
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800
neL & ea RELTRS
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
26 acres of tropical splendor featuring heated
pools, tennis courts, boat docks and beautiful
views. 2BR/2BA upstairs unit with great water
views. JUST $135,000 #53244. Dick Maher
OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791.
ROMANTIC BEACH GET-AWAY CHARM
AND STYLE ... are evident in this romantic con-
temporary A-frame with 3BR/3BA. Large decks
and sumptuous spa for after dinner interludes.
$199,900. #53239. John Green OFC: 778-2261
SUNBOW BAY FOR LESS Large 2BR/2BA unit
in tranquil Sunbow Bay. 2 heated pools, tennis,
boat slips available. Turnkey furnished. Good in-
vestment or beach get-a-way. $84,900. #53336.
John Green OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-3167.
UNIQUE PROPERTY 2 single family homes, 1
elevated, 1 ground level with fireplace. A vacant
buildable lot is included!! Each home has 2BR/1 BA
and the elevated home has a 2 car garage and lots
of storage. $244,500. #53310 & #53311. Dick
Maher & Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261.
OLD FLORIDA CHARMER!!
Location is the key in this 4BR/2BA beach duplex.
Close to Bay and beach. Must seel Great invest-
ment. $109,500. #53274. Richard Freeman OFC:
778-2261 EVES: 778-2284.
ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BEACH!!
Two lots available. Build 2 units (duplex) on each
lot!! Lowest cost per unit on the Island! GREAT
LOCATION GREAT INVESTMENT!. $45,000
each. #53287 & 53288. Tom Nelson OFC: 778-
2261 EVES: 778-1382.
GREAT HOMESITE on Lake LaVista. Canal
front with lots of trees. Great family neighbor-
hood and no seawall to maintain. $99,000.
#11280. Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-
SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME Great family home
nestled among lots of tropical trees, with oak floors
throughout. Stone fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with
oak cabinets and Corian countertop. Large
screened pool, work shop area and recreation
area on ground level. 25 x 33 ft. dock. Great neigh-
borhood. $239,000. #11279. Dick Maher or Tom
Nelson. OFC: 778-2261.
605anateAvnue est-HolmesB c-4e- A ar
U c 7-2177-24 L 1
. . CO-LISTING SERVICE
Immaculate, well maintained pool and canal
home. Widest canal. Dock and davits. Three bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, 21 x 20 ft. family room. Appeal-
ing, light and bright, with new white tile. Sprinkler
system. Two car plus garage and an enclosed
carport. Many Extras. Reduced to $219,000. Call
Rose for a tour of this fine home: 778-2261 or
after hours 778-7780. Toll free 800-422-4365.
GRI, LTG, RRC
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CONDO WITH FANTASTIC GULF BEACH
Extra special Gulffront complex, 2 bedroom, 2
bath, turnkey. One of the best built on the Is-
land. Condo has almost Olympic size pool also
great rental history. Must be seen to be appre-
ciated. Call for an appointment. Eves. Agnes
Tooker (eves. 778-5287). $169,000.
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
CHARMING ANNA MARIA HOME
This lovely home located in Anna Maria on one
of the nicest streets near Bay includes over
1700 sq. ft. living area with unique floor-plan for
retiree or family. Beautifully maintained and on
two beautiful lots PLUS use of boat dock
nearby Must see to appreciate $215,000.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
"We are on the Island! ... since 1957
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259
SUNBOW CONDOMINIUMS 202 LAKEVIEW
Elevator, swimming pool & tennis fa- 2 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car ga-
cilities. A nice two bedroom, 2 bath rage. Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall and
unit. $94,900. Or a two bedroom, 2 dock. Fireplace, central vacuum. Renova-
bath townhouse. $119,900. tions done ready for offer. Asking
$.aeo. $W4-+, $169,000.
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave PO Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
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3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Look for outdoor
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offices, food stores
and many other
the island and
ISLAND LIVING AT IT'S BEST. Lovely 3BD/2BA home on
deep water canal with new seawall cap and dock in 1992.
No bridges to Bay. Beautiful lawn with auto sprinklers and
Home Owners Warranty. S239-eW. Reduced to 229, 500.
Hal Gillihan Office 778-2261 r MLS rTl
Call 778-7978 for FREE home delivery of the Islander Bystander on Anna Maria Island.
It's the BEST news on the island ... the price is right ... you can't afford to miss it.
MARILYN knows best!
1227 Spoonbill Landings
2/2, 2-Car Garage, Turnkey Furnished
GRAND CAYMAN ...
New Listing $153,000
1272 Spoonbill Landings
2BR & Den, 2-Car Garage
940 Sandpiper Circle
ST. BARTS $117,900
1217 Spoonbill Landings
2/2 with Glassed-In Lanai
-CALL TODAY! !
'To-F ree 800-422-6325
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
ISLAND LIVING!! #52283 $149,500 ...
Upgraded home with warranty, heat pump,
pool, sprinkler system, storage room, extra
closet space. Newer appliances, window
treatments included. Call Sally Schrader
now, or eves., 792-3176.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY!! #52645
$129,900 ... Deep water canal and 40'
dock. Cathedral ceilings, skylights in
master bedroom, & living room. Excellent
storage & closet space, tiled entry, 2
ceiling fans, nice appliances. Tennis, 2
pools, hot tub & clubhouse & pets OK. Call
Lu Rhoden now or eves. 778-2692.
MARTINIQUE SOUTH!! #51723 $220,000
... Tennis courts, clubhouse. Maximum
gulf/beach view, beautifully decorated, rare
desirable corner unit. Window dressings,
side/side refrigerator. Owners live locally
and used for weekends or vacations. To see
call T. Dolly Young now or eves., 778-5427.
The Prudential W
CAROL HEINZE, CRS
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Fax (813) 778-3035 $
After Hours (813) 792-5721
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory,
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
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Exquisite in every way. Gulffront on the world's most
beautiful beach. Anna Maria. $1,295,000.Call Paul Collins.
specializing in Creative
Make your dreams and
goals a reality with
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Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
Modem Elevated duplex with Gulf-
V. Bay views. 2/2 each unit. Assumable
S mortgage. Only $179,000. Call to see:
'SANDY GREINER REALTOReAssociate
', Aft Hrs 778-3794 Pager 333-1864
71 L,}LP 5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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TIP OF THE ISLAND 2BR-2BA fully furnished Is-
land residence with short walk to prime beach. Of-
fered at $124,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE 2BR 2BA home
with short walk to excellent beach. Well-maintained
and has 1,000 square foot garage and storage area.
Offered at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, close to beach
and shopping, large pool and recreation area, ga-
rage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
$1 ,100 INCOME Per month trom this modem duplex.
2BR/2BA each side. Amenities include dishwasher,
disposals, laundry room, skylights and covered park-
ing. PRICED $124,900. Call Stan Willliams.
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2 SUNSET LANDINGS Gulf and Bay views from BAY WINDS JUST REDUCED Direct Bayfront
the balconies of these 2 story, unfurnished apartment with great views of Bay and Intracoastal
townhouses. 2BR-2.5BA with extra storage and waterway. Short walkto'beach and shopping. Ex-
two carports on ground level. Just across the street cellent second home with strong rental opportunity.
for a walk on the beach. Priced at $119,900 and 2BR-2BA with under cover parking. Priced at
$129,900. Call Stan Williams. $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
BOAT LOVERS ATTENTION Deep Water Channel
with direct access to Sarasota Bay! Gorgeous 2nd floor
condo. Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, Berber carpet. A must
see! $114,900. AILS
Call Bettie & Bruce Poole.
Eves. 755-0683. OFC: 756-0671 ri. 2.
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
8778 3 4 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
7 1 vgAND SATISFACTION
Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
Island Typing Service
S FAX Service: Send& Receive
FAX #: 778-8390
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
BiG L AS S
EVERYTHING IN GLASS
Windows & Screens
Residential & Commercial
Sales & Repairs
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
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Kitchen & Bath
Tile & Marble
* Masonry & Stucco
23 Yrs. Experience
IuZLA NmDE R
*^^-ITEMS FR SALE--
USED SECRETARY DESK Good condition. Black
and walnut color. 794-1119.
MICROSOFT WORD for DOS 5.5 Never registered
or used (includes Grammatik IV). Retails for $370.
$150 or make an offer. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels... and everything
else in the ISLANDER BYSTANDER
4 X 8 ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer. New tires and
axle. Strong I-beam construction. Great condition.
$550 OBO. Call mobile # 356-4649 or 778-9392.
VEGAS BLACK JACK table. Full table and equip-
ment, stools, complete enclosed. $200 OBO. 778-
3729. Ask for Rick.
MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free delivery.
Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
STACK WASHER/DRYER full size, 2 years old,
$450. Stack washer/dryer, mini, $150. Dresser/chest,
white, 6 drawer, 3 to choose from, $80 each. 778-
SOFA & LOVESEAT Good condition $90. Also swivel
rocker $20. 778-1737.
WASHER AND DRYER GE commercial, coin-oper-
ated with keys. Works well. Good condition. $150 for
both. Haley's Motel. 778-5405.
HISTORY FOR SALE Anna Maria Island Centennial
Calendar. Published by the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society, the 1994 calendar is available at the Is-
lander Bystander office. Perfect for Christmas giving
along with a subscription to the best newspaper on
the Island. Island Shopping Center, 5400A Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOR SALE: Sofa (Queen sleeper) with matching love
seat. Both pieces are top quality, with innerspring
cushions for durability. Two years old. Must see. Both
pieces only $550. 778-1099.
COMPLETE MOVING SALE Westbay Cove, 600
Manatee Ave, Unit #106, Holmes Beach. Sat, Sept
18. 9 to 5.
ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved!
Our new location is 315 58th St, Holmes Beach.
Same phone number 778-1661.
LOST SUNGLASSES: Costa Del Mar with prescrip-
tion lenses in hard shell, black case. 778-9392.
LOST GREY COCKTIEL 9/7. Young, with yellow
head. 80th and Marina Drive area. It is on medication.
Call Linda before 2:00, 778-6971 or after 2:00, 741-
CRITTER SITTER Food, water plus lots of TLC, for
your pet while you are away. Local references. 778-
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years experi-
ence. Call 778-2324.
HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Well cared for mechani-
cally. Perfect for a student. Very reliable, clean,
sporty small car. $850 firm. 778-9392.
1986 PONTIAC FIERO Sporty. Has everything. Im-
maculate. Low mileage. Call Frank at 778-6127 or
13FT SPIN DRIFT DAYSAILER Main sail and jib,
center board and kick-up rudder. Galvanized trailer.
All in excellent condition. $1000.778-2963 after 5 PM.
BAY CRUISES Egmont Key or Sunset. Customized
charters. Economical. Shaded and open deck. Very
comfortable for up to 6 persons. Call Rick at 794-
EXTRA TIME on your hands? The Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers
please call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Mary Ann.
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE Top notch, well estab-
lished Anna Maria firm seeking motivated, articulate
sales person. Integrity a must. Unlimited potential with
generous commission splits and floor time. Reply to
P.O. Box 1364, Anna Maria FL 34216.
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, island resident,
cook, drive, etc. Part-time, not live-in. 778-8216.
ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring landscape
into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and color.
For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the beach en-
vironment all summer, call 778-2260.
The best news in town and the best results from
classified ads and services!
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Call 778-7978 for Information about
Classified and Service Advertising.
IF YOU KNOW NEWS ...
PLEASE, GIVE US A CALL AT 778-7978.
If you know something that would be of interest to Islanders, don't hesitate to
call. We're interested in stories about people and events that have to do with
Anna Maria Island. Kids, adults, grandparents. From anniversary parties to
garden club meetings ... there's always something happening and there will
always be someone who wants to know about it.
Call or write:
Island Shopping Center
5400A Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
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REMODELING & REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath remodel-
ing, handyman and home repairs. Island resident, 23
years experience, local references. Kimball Construc-
tion Co. 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on mobile number 356-4649.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetics opportu-
nity! You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH worker, Agency trained.
Excellent references. Call for availability and rates.
VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island refer-
ences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.
CUSTOM CONTRACTING Remodeling, Additions,
Space Planning, Design Build. Masonry, Tile, Plaster,
Marble. Interior and exterior. Island resident, 23 years
--experience, local references. Kimball Construction
TOP JOB We do windows, household repairs, inte-
rior and exterior painting. Reasonable rates. Ask for
--Tony at 778-6000.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured and a
Manatee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Mont-
gomery for your free estimate today at 792-9252.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding &
soffit, etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC #RX-
0051318. Rex Roberts 795-3757 or 778-0029.
YES! We have a few seasonal rentals available.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate. 778-1999.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS
.. .Large family, 4/3, pool, deep water, $1500.
.. .2/2, pool, 3100 Gulf Dr, $600.
.. .604 North Shore, 2/1, on canal w/dock,
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 1/1, one block to beach.
October thru January., April and May. $350 week,
$1075 month plus tax. 778-3757.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished, remodeled, 2/1 home.
Large screen room, cathedral ceilings, decks, one block
from beach. Seasonal. $1500 month everything included.
Available November thru May 1994.778-3358.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished condo with pool. 2/2.
Living room, kitchen, basic cable covered parking
and laundry room. Steps to beach. Available now to
December 15. $200 week/$600 monthly plus electric.
813-778-4560 or 813-681-8508.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV,
phone, 1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month
including utilities. Available November thru April
FURNISHED Studio apartment. Holmes Beach.
Available October 1st. Terms negotiable. 778-5832.
LOFT APARTMENT and efficiency apartment for
rent. Across street from Cortez Beach. Seasonal or
BEAUTIFUL 2/2, furnished duplex on the bay. One
block to great gulf beach. Quiet neighborhood. You'll
love it. $700 month annual/$1700 month seasonal.
GULF VIEW Facing gulf, less than 150ft, to beach.
Will build on contract, 3/2, elevated home. Informa-
tion box at 3014 Ave E, Holmes Beach or will mail
info. Offered by owner at $252,000. 713-782-6573.
CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
DIRECTLY ON THE Intra Coastal. 2 story duplex.
2BR upstairs, 1 down. Garage and sea walled lot.
Deep water. $139,9000. 778-7980.
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 X 100. 211 N.
Harbor Dr, Holmes Beach. $89,900. 778-4253.
$56,000 1 bedroom condo with enclosed garage, tile
floors, newer appliances, excellent floor plan. Owner
may finance. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate. 778-1999.
BY OWNER Holmes Beach. Furnished condo with
pool. 2/2, kitchen, living room, extra room in common
area with laundry room. Covered parking. Near
beach. $72,000. 813-681-8508.
CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630
Lu. No. 4467
ALL GLAS & SCREE .SERVICE
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)
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
S FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
Elaine is still here ...
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
$85 CAR CLEANING
Full car detailing including ...
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody Cleaning & Protection
All Leather & Vinyl Conditioned
Tires & Trim Dressed & MUCH MORE!
We welcome you to enjoy full auto and boat
detail service at your home or business,
by appointment completely at your convenience.
We use absolutely the finest products for
your car and for the environment. Since 1985.
For a cleaner car, call today.
We do Boats too!
CALL MOBILE SERVICE NUMBER: 356-4649
(or leave a message for Damon at 778-9392)
*$85 Includes most car models.
Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
S In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
8 OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
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HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person at our office after all, who can afford to
invoice for our low fee of $3.00? 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. Hours 8 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.
Minimum $3.00 for up to 3 lines.
Additional lines: $1 each, Box: $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information,
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