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Hundreds pack hearing on Anna Maria Bridge
By Bonner Presswood
The public hearings, conducted by DOT for the purpose
of presenting their plans for the Anna Maria Island Bridge,
opened on two very ominous notes.
After all the introductions and explanation, Charlie Mor-
gan, DOTenvironmental management engineer and the hear-
ing moderator stepped aside to show the video, announcing,
"And now, I'dliketo show you the video of your new bridge."
The audience booed, long and loud. Someone shouted, "Was
that theright thing to say,"to which Morgan shotback, "Atleast
it woke them up."
Then he showed the video, starting with lovely views of
the Island takenby plane from just offshore. You hear a pleas-
ant voice describing the plans. Butthe script reads like one that
was hastily and shoddily prepared. It contains fallacies that can
be easily disputed yet DOT chose to present.
"... this alternative affects (sic) about one and ahalf acres
of seagrass.The effect ontheexisting bedsandre-colonization
of seagrass will be closely monitored."
We know from the lack of a permit from the Department
of Environmental Protection that it is closer to three acres of
seagrass, nearly impossible to mitigate turtle grass.
"The existing low-level drawbridge with a 17.5-foot clear-
The existing bridge is a 21' clearance bridge.
"A mid-level drawbridge would alleviate much of the traf-
fic delay, but is a greater financial burden."
"The cost for construction of a fixed span, high-level
bridge is $8.4million. The preferred alternative will save atleast
$3 million over the life of the project"
The cost figures are approximately half what DOT pro-
jected for the Ringling bridge project in Sarasota. Their figures
are lacking costs for the construction of the approaches and the
destruction of the existing bridge, among other items.
"Wave effects and flooding onbridge approaches are more
Hot new release heats up video store ...
Dust and lint accumulated on heating coils caused smoke to fill Barb's Video in Holmes Beach, prompting an
emergency call and the response offour fire trucks, an ambulance and a Holmes Beach police officer.
while freak Winter storm spells lights out to
much of island's shoreline
Herb Haller awoke Sunday to find a navigational light, pole and all, on the beach at 2000 Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach, due to heavy wind and seas. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Scot Calloway responded to
Haller's call and salvaged the solar panel and other valuable parts, leaving the pole on the beach.
likely to initiate a bridge closure than wind effects."
When have our present bridges been closed due to wave
"A 1989 estimatepredicted... 14 hours to evacuate. Con-
flicts currently exist because of the number of vehicles trying
to leave the island at the same time mariners are seeking har-
bor refuge. This causes the maximum number of bridge open-
ings during a critical time period."
Bridge openings are DISCONTINUED during evacua-
"The new bridge ... blends gracefully into the surround-
ing area ... will offer a more attractive and open view of the
waterway, eliminating the unsightly utility line currently car-
ried on the side of the existing bridge. These will be concealed
inside the new bridge."
The utility line, tucked under the existing roadway on one
side of the bridge, is only visible by boat.
"The 65-foot clearance and 90-foot horizontal clearance
over the navigational channel would relieve the conflict be-
tween vehicles and vessels..."
When queried, Morgan revealed that the roadbed would
be as much as 15 to 20 feet higher than the proposed 65-foot
clearance, but couldn't say specifically how much higher. An
area survey conducted for the Ringling Bridge reveals that four
percent of areaboattraffic will not be able to pass through a65-
foot clearance bridge.
Factual information handed out at the meeting contains the
same type of misinformation including what Morgan
claimed was specifically to scale a model which clearly
shows the new bridge as only twice as high as the old bridge.
The second ominous admission, the first night of the hear-
ing, was Morgan's reply to Howard Rockenseuss' question,
"Can you clarify if this is half of a project? Doesn't the master
plan call for an additional bridge with two more lanes?" Mor-
ganreplied, "Plans for theyear2010 call for 4-lanes, the growth
managementplan. This is one-halfofthe total four lanes. We're
not saying the other two lanes are around the corner, but they're
in the master plan."
The overwhelming opinion expressed by Islanders both
nights after viewing the video "propaganda."
No film on Anna Maria;
Coquina gets the shot
"Seven Sundays" moved south last week, opting to film
beach scenes of the French film on Coquina Beach instead of
Anna Maria's Bean Point
Anna Maria City Commissioners were slated to discuss
the filming Tuesday during their regular meeting. But the de-
lay film location producers had requested permission sev-
eral weeks ago was too much for the film crews. Shooting
is scheduled to start next week.
The moveto Coquina Beach pleased several Anna Maria
residents, who had opposed the filming on the Island. Their
animosity toward the film crew apparently was prompted from
a commercial shotin the city several years ago that left the site
"Seven Sundays" is a film by French director Jean-Charles
Tachella, who directed the movie "Cousin Cousine." The film
stars French actors Thierry Lhermitte and Ennio Fantastichini,
and Americans Molly Ringwald, Jennifer Beals, Susan Blakley
and Rod Steiger.
The film is about two offbeat drifters who have decided
to commit their lives to no work and upscale play. The scenes
at the beach will of a beach bar on the fictitious "Quintana
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Bridge Comments.............. Page 4-5
Opinions.................................... Page 6
Those were the days ............ Page 7
Obituaries ..................... ....... Page 18
Streetlife ................................... Page 22
Real Estate ............................... Page 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
NOVEMBER 4, 1993
I[I PAGE 2 I NOVEMBER 4, 1993 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Police seek suspect
Holmes Beach Police are on the lookout for a suspect
in an attempted kidnapping which occurred at 8:00 p.m.,
Oct. 26, in the 3600 block of 6th Avenue.
The suspect jumped out of the woods between Air and
Energy and the Dry Dock Inn and grabbed the adult, fe-
male victim. While trying to pull her into the woods, he
said, "Come on baby." The victim's dog, a Great Dane,
attacked the suspect, allowing the victim time to escape.
It is unknown if the suspect was bitten by the dog.
The suspect is described as a white male; 5 feet 11
inches to 6 feet tall; 150 to 160 pounds; with greasy, curly,
brown hair, almost shoulder length and hanging in his face.
He has a cleft in his chin and laugh lines around his eyes.
He was wearing frayed, cut off, dark pants and a dark,
Attorney: deny Sandbar vacation request
No alley vacation that's the word from Anna
Maria City Attorney James Dye on the proposal to va-
cate the city alley adjacent to the Sandbar Restaurant.
Commissioners were debating the issue at
In an Oct. 27 memo to Mayor Ray Simches, Dye wrote:
"Because the petitioner has not agreed with the
Planning Commission's recommendation, there is no
place for a substitute alleyway or easement. The Com-
mission is now limited to simply approving or denying
the vacation of the existing alleyway. If you approve the
vacation request, it would leave the alleyway between
the Sandbar and Bortells without an outlet or cul-de-sac
turnaround area. This situation could arguably violate
portions of the City's transportation plan... and the City
may be subject to third party challenge for doing so. ...
advise the vacation request be denied."
Sandbar owner Ed Chiles originally requested alleys ad-
jacent to the restaurant and alongside two optioned lots on
the north side of the parking lot be vacated. The issue came
before the city's Planning Commission, and a compromise
was reached that would have vacated one north/south alley
and moved it back, within 25 feet east, on the property.
But Chiles turned down the compromise during a
city commission workshop, stating his agreement with
green or blue T-shirt with large letters on the front across
the chest He appeared very dirty and was smelly.
Holmes Beach Detective Nancy Rogers said she believes
the suspect is the same one who attacked woman on Oct. 14
at about 3 p.m., at the corer of 47th Street and 3rd Avenue.
In that incident, a woman riding her bicycle was attacked by a
man who hit her in the eye and attempted to take her bicycle.
The victim resisted and sped away on her bicycle.
Rogers said, "He may be a transient because of the
way he was dressed, and both victims described him as
planners was "problematic" to him. He reverted his re-
quest to the original proposal for this particular alley -
to relocate approximately 80 feet east of the existing
alley alongside the building.
Dye said the city code "restricts your deliberations to
the recommendation of the Planning Commission. Should
a new or amended proposal be submitted, it would have to
be remanded to thePlanning Commission for arecommen-
Full details of the decision will be reported in the
Nov. 11 issue of the Islander Bystander.
The request to vacate this portion of the alley was
originally intended to clear up numerous encroach-
ments by the Sandbar on the alley, according to Chiles.
He stated that it was his belief that the alley had been
vacated many years ago.
But in the discovery process surrounding his request
to vacate portions of other alleys between the Sandbar prop-
erty and the property he has optioned to purchase for expan-
sion- now owned by Reynold Glanz it was revealed
that the alley had never been vacated.
If the request is denied, it leaves the city with some
serious questions about the encroachments on the alley
- approximately five feet along the length of the build-
ing, planters, storage and parking spaces.
smelly and dirty."
Rogers said the suspect's smile lines around his eyes
would indicate someone with a weathered appearance who
is outdoors at lot. "He may like to come to the beach be-
cause there are plenty of places to hide on or near the
beach," she said. She also noted his erratic behavior -
jumping out at victims and the fact that he didn't notice the
dog in the second incident.
Rogers said she has no leads and is asking anyone with
information to call her at 778-7875.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 4, 1993 0 PAGE 3 jiE
District adds fire inspector and fire fighter
By Pat Copeland
Jane Guthrie, fire inspector, and Larry Revell, fire
fighter, reported for duty on Oct. 25 after being hired by
the Anna Maria Fire District last month.
Guthrie, a Florida native, grew up in Ft Lauderdale.
She came to Manatee County from Arcadia in 1985 and
now lives with her husband, Gary, in Palmetto.
She first entered the fire service in January of 1987 as
a volunteer because "it offered the challenge I needed," she
said. "I grew up on a farm, and I've always been an out-
doors person. I knew I could never sit behind a desk."
Shortly after, she was hired as a fire fighter for a lo-
cal district. During her years there, she continued her
schooling and added fire inspector and EMT (emergency
medical technician) to her list of credentials.
Guthrie said she began to focus on inspection because
"prevention is so important. The better we do our job, the
safer people will be. And I'm a people person I love
being out there and meeting and talking with people, and
I really enjoy working with kids in the schools."
Taking a break from full time work as a fire fighter/
inspector, Guthrie became a para professional as Samoset
Elementary, working with emotionally handicapped chil-
dren. She said she learned a great deal working with the
children, particularly the importance of patience and a
positive attitude. At the same time, she served as a volun-
teer with the North River Fire District
When she saw the advertisement for an inspector with
the Anna Maria district, Guthrie said, "I had to make an
immediate decision, because the school year was just start-
ing. Emotionally handicapped children need continuity,
and if I was going to leave, I'd have to do it now."
Guthrie, who was the first, paid, female firefighter at
her previous job and is now the first at Anna Maria, noted,
"A lot of women are getting involved in this profession.
This generation is open to the fact that women can do any-
thing they set their mind to, as long as they pull their weight
and do the job."
She said she's looking forward to meeting people in
the community, as well as meeting the challenge of her
"I couldn't ask for a befft&place to work," she said.
New fire personnel Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
congratulate each other
Fire Inspector Jane Guthrie and Firefighter Larry
Revell offer each other congratulations after being hired
by the Anna Maria Fire District.
"I've heard so many good things about the community and
I feel real comfortable here.
"When you're doing something good for people, it
gives you a good feeling to see the positive that results.
This is a job you do because you love it, and you all have
to work as a team to make it work."
Revell said he moved to Bradenton in 1982 to live
with his uncle and has worked in the construction business
framing custom homes.
"I thought I wanted to be in construction, then I real-
ized that was not what I wanted," he recalled. "I wanted
to be a firefighter but I thought that all they did all day was
sit around and play checkers while waiting for calls."
Revell credits his neighbor, Ralph Fulford, an Anna
Maria fire commissioner, for drawing him into the profes-
"Ralph tried to get me to volunteer. I thought that all
volunteers did was pick up hose and get coffee for the fire-
men, but I found out that volunteers can do all the things
firemen do and get training at the same time. I put my
:application in and waited two months. While I was wait-
ing to hear something, I visited some local departments to
see how the fire service operates."
Revell started as a volunteer in the Anna Maria district
in 1990. He soon learned he could also get medical train-
ing and attended school to become an EMT.
"At first I was a bit scared of it," he revealed. "I never
had any interest in getting close to accidents, and if I saw
one, I would go out of my way to avoid it. But I learned
that I could be in there helping."
Revell said his knowledge of construction has been a
complement to his fire fighting, because "I found I could
utilize my skills the general knowledge of structures
and how they're built. I can look at a house and know
where the bedrooms are, and I can look at a roof and know
where I should stand ifI have to go up there."
He said he loved fire fighting from the beginning and
is very happy about his new job.
"I fit in here," he said. "It's a good department, and
everybody here is like a family. Another thing I like about
this department is that training is stressed. They make sure
you get all you want, and you can keep moving ahead. It's
good for the department and the community."
Revell lives in Cortez with his wife, Lisa, a teacher at
Tillman Elementary, and two sons, Bryan, five, and Bran-
Anna Maria City
Monday, 11/8: 7:30 p.m. Planning Commission
Tuesday, 11/9:7:30 p.m. Council Work Session
Tuesday, 11/4: 7 p.m. Council Meeting
Tuesday, 11/9:7:30 p.m. Council Work Session
Anna Maria Fire District Commission meeting,
Monday, 11/8, 7 p.m., Station #1 in Holmes Beach
KiM PAGE 4 0 NOVEMBER 4, 1993 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
The people speak out on
the new Anna Maria Bridge
By Paul Roat
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are some of the com-
ments offered during last week's public hearing on the
proposed new Anna Maria Bridge.
"And now, I'd like to show you the video of your new
bridge." Charlie Morgan, FDOT Project Engineer.
"The DOT is under pressure to build this high, fixed-
span bridge. This bridge is a white elephant, and the tax-
payers are mad as hell and they're not going to take it any
more." Tom Vaught
"I'm against the 65-foot bridge for reasons of safety,
aesthetics and the lack of a referendum for it. If the DOT
wants to build a new bridge, they should build it to
Longboat Key, not to the Island." Howard
"Enough is enough! It seems that the Manatee County
Chamber of Commerce knows what is best for us all. Well,
we Islanders know what is best for us, and that is no high-
rise bridge." Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola.
"Bureaucracies [like the DOT] should vanish from the
earth or we're all going to go broke." Bill Wheeler.
"Let's just not spend money on what we don't need
or want. Is Anna Maria Island the way you like it now?
Then let it alone." Marge McKeever.
"I am in favor of the fixed-span bridge, and see no
reason for spending the time and money on these hearings.
I feel the new bridge is not just for Islanders, but is for the
whole county and visitors." Tom Turner.
"Most Islanders feel there is only one logical conclu-
sion to the bridge problem. The solution must consider
safety, ecology, money and community impact. The ob-
vious choice was ignored. Rehabilitation. Rehab will pro-
vide a remarkable extended bridge life, safety lanes and
other features sought as justification by DOT for the high
bridge. Rehab will provided everything this area needs and
absolutely nothing adverse to the health, safety and well-
being of this community." Melody Kramer for SAM.
"I'm very concerned that our present bridge has been
allowed to deteriorate for the past 30 years that doesn't
sound like my idea of a responsible state agency. [If the
high bridge is built] it will turn Anna Maria Island into a
six-mile-long parking lot" Craig McIntosh.
"Imagine a brake failure yours or a cement truck's -
while trying to go over a 65-foot bridge. The DOT has spent
four years and $1 millionplanning this bridge. Except for poli-
tics, there is no reason to continue. They can rehabilitate the
existing bridge, and at 10 percent of the cost of a new bridge."
- Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick.
"It is an extravagance to replace the existing bridge
after only 35 years of life." Tom Hoey.
"This bridge is a violation of our property rights with-
Between 450-500 people packed the St Bernard Catholic Church Activity Center last Wednesday to speak on the
proposed new bridge.
out due process of law. The DOT is dictating major
changes to our lives." Mrs. John Lanning.
"The only reason for this project is to give someone
ajob where they can put millions of dollars into their pock-
ets. What does the "F' in FDOT stand for? Get your hands
out of the taxpayers pockets and get off our Island." -
"I believe our present bridge should be rehabilitated,
and a third bridge be built from 53rd Avenue to Coquina
Beach or Longboat Key, and I believe I am speaking for
the majority in opposing a 65-foot-high bridge to Anna
Maria Island." Anna Maria Commissioner Dorothy
"The state budget is divided into two parts the
DOT, and whatever is left over. Why is there this unholy
rush to build this bridge?" Kay Hoey.
"The people have spoken -now all we need is for the
DOT to listen." Richard Moran.
'The bridge has two ends, one on Anna Maria Island, the
other to Bradenton, Manatee County, and the rest of Florida.
Opponents of the high bridge are acting as if Anna Maria Is-
land was all that existed around here. There are more than
200,000 residents in Manatee County, the county beaches are
on Anna Maria Island, and county residents have every right
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches presented the DOT with that city's resolution opposing the high bridge. Simches
proposed a moratorium on bridge construction until a regional transportation plan could be completed. Transporta-
tion planners are looking into the possibility of an additional bridge between Cortez Road and the Ringling Cause-
way in Sarasota, but study on that proposal won't begin until next summer.
to go tothe beaches. A beachrenourishmentplan was just fin-
ished, paid for by taxpayers in Manatee County and the State
of Florida. To consider all the people in the state and county,
[the high bridge] plan is the fairest, and should be carried out"
Dr. Arthur Danziger.
"The size of the new bridge just is not in keeping with
the architectural commitment on the Island. A 65-foot high
bridge is an architectural monstrosity." Priscilla
"This bridge will ruin the island of Anna Maria." -
"I cannot possibly understand how this bridge could
go through there is no question where this bridge plan
should go. Moving traffic to an Island with limited ingress
and egress is not only unwise, but is unconscionable and
irrational." Mary Detweiler.
"There is a tremendous credibility gap between what
was brought out in the previous hearings [and what was
brought out tonight]." Claflin Garst.
"I am for the 65-foot bridge. You've talked a lot about
getting blown off the bridge. If you wait until the wind is
that strong [in a hurricane], you sure are going to get blown
off that bridge." Charles Jones.
"The Pine Bay Forrest Civic Affairs Association
board of directors unanimously voted to oppose the DOT
65-foot bridge, and recommend a third bridge be built to
Anna Maria at 53rd Avenue." Jacqueline Callahan.
"It seems a two-lane bridge is the best way to go, and
it should be 65 feet high, so it won't have to be opened
periodically for shipping." Bill D'Allaird.
"If I were a member of the DOT tonight, I would be
ashamed. I am concerned about what will happen to this
precious Island." Antonio 'Tony".
"It's not our bridge, and we don't want it. I'm not
denying access to the people of the county who want to use
Anna Maria Island's beaches. 'It's our little secret' as the
Manatee County Chamber of Commerce puts it, but if the
bridge is built, it will be our little travesty." David
"We have a goal we want to keep our Island. I
looked at that model, and if that's made to scale, I'll eat it
We don't have the money for this bridge, but we do need
a third bridge, and logically is it should be off State Road
70." J. Hallominio.
"It seems that you're going to push this bridge down
these people's throats, and that's why I'd like to nip this
thing in the bud." Johnathan Shore.
"We are highly suspicious to find out what the latest
plans are for a road going through the village [of Cortez],
and we are supportive to you [Islanders] after your efforts
to help us stop the Cortez Bridge." Mary Fulford Green.
"[The Anna Maria City Commission] passed a reso-
lution opposing a 65-foot, fixed-span bridge. The Anna
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 4, 1993 0 PAGE 5 I B
About 700 people showed up at
the public hearings on the bridge.
Most of the comments were
negative for the proposed new
Maria Bridge is a regional bridge, and if that logic prevails,
then give us a regional plan to deal with Palma Sola Cause-
way, the hurricane evacuation plans of Longboat Key, and
put the bridge where the people wish to go. You need to
declare a moratorium on bridges until a regional plan is
developed we do not want a bridge-by-bridge plan." -
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches.
"Why are you replacing abridge before its time? Anna
Maria Island only has four miles of state highway, so im-
proving access isn't the issue. Public safety can't be the
issue, because if that was so, Longboat Key would have
had two bridges and the Island wouldn't be a doormat to
Longboat. We need to take back control of our state gov-
ernment." Holmes Beach Councilman Rich
"Public support for this project is virtually non-exis-
tent The main reason for my successful campaign was my
opposition to the 65-foot high, fixed-span bridge. The
bridge does not qualify for federal money to replace the
bridge, but does for repair of the bridge, at one-tenth the
cost. I implore you to use good judgement and amend these
specious plans." Holmes Beach Councilwoman Mary
"Why do you want to build a 65-foot bridge to our
Island? I'm tired of our government spending millions of
our dollars, when thousands will do." Holmes Beach
Councilwoman Billie Martini.
"How could [DOT District Secretary] David May
have the unmitigated gall to say 'you're going to get this
bridge' when they didn't even have a permit? The politi-
cians on the mainland think we're a bunch of cretins. I'm
against this bridge." Al Everett.
"With the new bridge, Anna Maria Island will become
an endangered species. The Island as we know it will be-
come extinct." --Sue Brownmore.
"The straw poll vote clearly shows the feelings of the
people. We know what we need, and if you want to do-
something for us, pay for a referendum on the bridge. We
deserve the privilege of voting." V. Miranda.
"'What we have here is a failure to communicate. Stop
spending money we don'tneedto spend-whatisit you don't
know about 'no'? Refurbish our bridge." Dick Willet
"Nationwide, cities and towns are taking back their
destinies on issues like this. Anna Maria Island is saying
no to things like this. Take these millions of dollars and
refurbish our existing bridge, then take the rest of the
money and use it to develop a mass transit system on our
Island and in the county." Bob Van Waggoner.
"The present bridge is aging, and needs replacement.
I am in favor of a high-level, fixed-span bridge. It would
eliminate traffic delays, drawbridge malfunctions and
machinery maintenance. People seem to want a draw-
bridge, but only one that doesn't open very frequently or
for very long. I say build the bridge and build it now." -
"I'm concerned with the process of this all. I call for
the state to develop some process of dispute resolution on
issues like this." Gabe Simches.
"The DOT is a division of the government, and I
would like the Department to listen to the voice of the
people. I'm opposed to the 65-foot bridge." Jerry
Calliger, Island Village Condominium Association.
"We need this two-lane, fixed-span bridge with emer-
gency shoulders and sidewalks now. The possibility of 'chang-
ingthe ambiance onthe island' -thatbothers me. How many
of us live in elevated Key West-style homes or elevated con-
dominiums-thatis not our old Island. Even theplans for the
new Bridge Street do not resemble our oldIsland."- Holmes
Beach Councilman Don Howard.
"I personally have known four people killed on Mana-
tee Avenue, some on the bridge itself. It's not a safe bridge.
The new bridge will be safer. It's time to stop the killing.
The new high bridge won't destroy Anna Maria or make
it better, it's just a better bridge." John Cagnina.
"Perhaps we will eventually need a new bridge, but a
mega-bridge not." Anna Maria Commissioner Doug
"[DOT District Secretary] David May has passed us
off as 'the same hard-core of objectors he always sees,' but
the district sderetary misrepresents almost everything else."
"Whenever someone comes to me and says something
is new and improved, I ask what's wrong with the old one.
It was standing or sitting room only at the first part of the public hearing, held at the Manatee County Adminis-
traction Center in Bradenton last Tuesday evening.
The 65-foot bridge will be obsolete when the first car
drives across it." Robert Pearson.
"The majority of the people here are acting selfishly about
the future. As a past councilman in Holmes Beach, I thought
about the future before many of you ever moved here. The
bridge now is unsafe and inefficient. We need a safe, 65-foot
bridge simply for the future." Tom Huffine.
"That bridge is old and needs to be replaced. I think
you will be much happier with this new bridge. It is a beau-
tiful bridge, and I hope you can consider the safety fac-
tors." Dale Marler.
"Federal, state, local -it's still our taxes and our money.
What is the logical and intelligent way to spend our money?
Not on the Anna Maria bridge." Mary Kay Adams.
"We are concerned with safety, and the dangers of high-
level bridges and high winds. We are also concerned with the
lossofseagrasses and the noisepollution."- IdaCuthbertsoWn
Bradenton Beach Civic Association president.
"The new bridge is an expensive pork-barrel extrava-
gance. I believe the DOT owes us at least two refurbishing
before they tear down the existing bridge." Sarah
"The Sierra Club opposes the building of the new
bridge. The seagrass beds that would be destroyed are
some of the most vital in the area. The citizens of the Is-
land knew of the inconvenience of a drawbridge when they
bought here. I object to spending money needlessly just
because it is budgeted." Mary Shepard.
"I haven't seen any commercial traffic coming along
the Intracoastal Waterway, and I don't know why we need
a 65-foot bridge." Tony Zigneigo.
"I'm concerned with the lack of consistent cost fig-
ures. I've gotten different numbers from each of the ex-
perts I've talked to tonight." Don Adams.
"We Islanders have spent more than one year trying to get
information, and have been thwarted 99 percent of the time.
You've spent $1 million on plans, yet you don'thave answers
to the simplest of questions." Bunny Garst.
"The Anna Maria Bridge is not eligible for federal
funds because it is structurally sound, yet the DOT says it
is functionally obsolete." Leon Kramer.
"It is next to impossible to get out of my driveway now
during the season, and I can't imagine what will happen
with the extra traffic the new bridge would generate." -
"I do look to the future and I am against this bridge,
and I hope the DOT will listen to the people because we
should be listened to." Beverly Willis Clark.
"A two-lane 65-foot bridge may possibly be built
now, with a sister bridge to come in the next decade, afid
will probably be followed by four-lane roads on this Island
I resent the hell out of that. I believe the people have the
right to overthrow oppressive governments, and I believe
we have a right to overthrow the DOT." Larry Helger.
"I see the future of the bridge in rehabilitation. The 65-
foot bridge is not necessary to put there, or at Ringliig."
- Anna Maria Commissioner George McKay.
Missed the meetings?
Here's how you
can comment ...
Florida Department of Transportation officials
will keep the comment period open until Nov. 8 to
receive written comments on the proposed 65-foot
high, fixed-span bridge at Manatee Avenue in
Address your written comments to:
Mr. C.O. Morgan, P.E.
District Environmental Management Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, Florida 33830-1249
Be sure to put the work project number on your
correspondence: WPIINo. 1115357.
Claflin Garst, flanked by
DOT's Charlie Morgan,
addressed the crowd in
Bradenton. Wearing a "No
Mega Bridges" T-shirt,
Garst offered a brief history
of the bridge hearing
process since 1989. Garst
was the attorney hired by
Save Anna Maria to look
into the legal ramifications
of the DOT action.
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Credibility gap as wide
as the Bay
Thelong-awaited public hearing on the Anna Mara Island
Bridge is over and we are left to wonder.
What will become ofthe project as proposed by theFlorida
Department of Transportation? In theory, as related by Cathy
Palmer, DOT spokesperson, officials will review the input from
the hearing, all written and spoken comments.
They answer only to themselves?
And then what? Project Manager Bob Crim said DOT
would analyze the information and decide "what our next step
will be, to proceed or drop back and decide whether to address
Palmer was overeardduring questioning from reporter
making the statement, "We will build that bridge."
We heard those very words from DOT district "top dog"
David May last winter. The words havebeen spoken over and
over by Islanders. They ring in our ears.
What can Islanders do to change DOTs plan?
Write your comments, call and raise a fuss. DOT will ac-
cept written comments until Nov. 8 on their bridge proposal.
But we also need to be addressing the position of our
county commissioners, the Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion and the only person who oversees the DOT, Gov. Lawton
Chiles. Charlie Watts, head of the DOT, told Islanders that he
"works for the MPO," and is only directed by their plans and
desires. Both the MPO and Lawton might like to know this.
We need to amend the plan. The county, the region and
the state plans to conform to the comprehensive plans for the
three Island cities not the other way around. The growth
management plan mandated by the Florida Department of
Community Affairs must be in compliance with all other plans,
and should reflect the needs of the Island for the future.
If DOT works for MPO, and MPO works for the Island
Transportation Planning Organization as well as all the other
area municipalities and the two county commissions, why are
we still presented with a 65-foot minimum clearance, high-
level, fixed-span bridge?
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierolaidentified the silent
majority of bridge proponents as the Manatee County Cham-
berofCommerce. Their"ourlittlesecre't advertising campaign
brought us here. Little did most Islanders know the chamber
was pushing their agenda- to four-lane Manatee Avenue to
the beachesinorderto sell development and business inthe rest
of the county.
Obviously, not everyone living in afuturedevelopment on
the east side of the interstate can come to the beach at the same
time. Butifthey still wantto cometothebeachin the year 2010,
we need to preserve that quality which makes it attractive.
At the hearing, Claflin Garst said we are dealing with a
Hold them all accountable.
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Do you have a computer, refrigerator, air conditioner,
VCR, CD player, FAX machine, modem, electric motors
of any kind in your home or business? What, say you, do
these gadgets have in common? Electricity, that's what.
Where do we get this stream of electrons to operate our
gadgets? FPL Group, Inc.. That's where. Sometimes!
I say sometimes because on: Sept. 19 at 4:35 p.m.,
Sept. 26 at 11:09 p.m., Oct. 9 at about 2:45 p.m., Oct. 19
at 9:05 a.m. and again at 10:02 a.m., and again at 4 p.m.
and on Oct. 20 about 3 am. and Oct. 22 at 1:14 p.m. and
again at 3:37 p.m., good old faithful FPL prevented you
from using their electricity.
Remember all those power interruptions? These inter-
ruptions are not only annoying, they are damaging all of
the toys mentioned in my first paragraph. These interrup-
tions have been annoying us for many years and are inter-
esting in frequency.
I have complained to FPL and our state's regulatory
commission. FPL blames the problem on errant birds,
squirrels, and storms. The commission doesn't know who
to blame. The real problem is money.
FPL has some, but they will not spend it to provide us
with the quality and reliability of product we all deserve,
especially from a monopolistic company.
You see, the real problem lies in the facts that during
the course of generating power, occasionally a surge or
spike of extra electricity gets loose. If it was allowed to
enter your gadget that uses electricity, instant fried transis-
tors, transformers and motors would fill up our filled-up
landfill. Being good citizens, FPL strategically places
safety devices to shunt and disperse the spike. If an espe-
cially vicious spike hits the device, it will momentarily
open, preventing the surge from going to your castle.
Surges or spikes should be a rare occurrence to begin
with. The safety devices should be constantly maintained.
They rust and wear with use. There are also various lev-
els of quality in these safety devices.
I have been told by a long-time employee of FPL that
labor problems are rampant That FPL is cutting costs and
corners. That the CEO ofFPL travels with bodyguards and
in a bullet-proof auto. Do you believe this? I don't know
if I do or not. I can, and so can you, verify that the "light
flickers"andpower outage aremoread more fiuen
I can also tell you that FPL's public relations folks places
the blame not only upon the various flora and fauna but
also upon the fact that we, meaning Anna Maria Island,"
are at the end of the line. Well, excuse me. Why do I feel
like a second-class citizen by living at the "end of the line."
Seriously, all of the mentioned appliances are being dam-
aged by the momentary power outages. I have lost computer
data and money from FPL's inferior product. I would be de-
lighted to have an attorney step forward and discover the pos-
sibilities of a class-action suit It would be neat for every rate
payer on Anna Maria Island to pay only half of their monthly
electric bill until FPL gets it right Fight back!
Did you know that FPL Group has raised the dividend
it pays to stockholders twice in the past 18 months? How
many tens of thousands of dollars have they spent on those
silly TV ads, chastising us not to lean a metal ladder against
overhead wires? That same money should go towards
purchasing more up-to-date spike suppressors and main-
tenance. Is anyone else out there as angry as I am for sec-
ond-rate electric service?
Signing off now, my brain just short-circuited and my
hair's on fire.
Robert Corkery, Holmes Beach
Only the politicians
want the big bridge?
This letter was addressed to C. O. Morgan, P.E.-Fla,
DOTDist., Environmental Office Box 1249, Bartow, Fla.
When it comes to transportation on State Rt 64, which
ends on Anna Maria Island, there is just nowhere else to go.
Why in the world would anyone want to improve the
flow of traffic to a barrier Island with no outlet except a U-
turn on the end of Anna Maria at Bean Point or a south-
ern route to Longboat Key or a return to the mainland via
the Cortez Bridge?
I object strenuously to this 65-foot bridge to "no-
where" because it is a total waste of $14 million dollars that
could be used for crime fighting and improving education.
Obviously, a great majority of the people do not want
the new bridge. May I ask one simple question? Can Cathy
Palmer, spokesperson for DOT tell me who does want the
"bridge to nowhere"... a group of politicians must.
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Part 7, What's In a Name?
by June Alder
Egmont Key was named after an English earl in 1765. Its lighthouse was built in
1847, destroyed by a hurricane in 1848 and rebuilt in 1849.
About the only results of Britain's 20-
year ownership of Florida (1763-1783) were
the departureofseveral thousand Spanish resi-
dents; the arrival ofEnglish cotton planters and
their slaves from Georgia and the Carolinas;
and the coming of Scottish traders who sold
the Seminole Indians guns, whiskey and the
But the Brits did leave behind a few
English place names.
In 1765, after Spain lost Florida to the
British in the French and Indian War, Rear
Admiral William Burnaby hired a 32-year-
old surveyor by the name of George Gauld
to map Tampa Bay.
Gauld arrived in June aboard a 683-
ton, 32-gun man-of-war called the H.M.S.
Alarm. The bulky ship moving haughtily
up the bay must have put a scare into the
families of the Spanish and Indian fisher-
men watching from their "ranchos" nestled
in the greenery. But they probably relaxed
when Gault and his assistants settled into
a daily routine: scooting up and down the
bay in their little schooner Betsy taking
soundings and now and then tramping
through the woods taking notes on the flora
The north end ofAnna Maria Island was
called Grant's Point by the British in
honor ofScotsman James Grant,
governor of East Florida, 1764-1771.
The Englishmen were gone within a
month, headed for Pensacola where Gauld
reported to the admiral that Tampa Bay
would be a magnificent harbor for the
Knowing which side his bread was
buttered on, Gault made sure his noble
employers got their names on his map.
The river emptying into the upper
eastern arm of the bay was named in
honor of Wills Hill, Earl of Hillsborough
and president of Florida's colonial board
The lozenge-shaped island at the en-
trance to the bay was named after John
Perceval, second Earl of Egmont and first
lord of the admiralty.
And the arrow-shaped northern'tip of
elongated Palm Island just to the south was
given the name of Grant's Point, in honor of
James Grant, governor ofEastem Florida, as
the peninsula was then called.
(The Hillsborough and Egmont appella-
tions remain today, butas AnnaMaria Island-
ers know, Grant's name and memory have
faded away, supplanted by the sturdy new
English name of Bean Point)
Four years later, in 1769, the Earl of
Egmont sent another surveyor to Tampa
Bay. Bernard Romans spent six weeks
adding details to Gauld's map but no more
English names. A botanist and naturalist,
Romans was impressed with the beauty of
the wide, fresh-water river leading in to
the lower Tampa Bay and fascinated by
the gentle water-dwelling giants that
sported there. The Indians called them
Manatees, so Romans gave the river the
Romans' neglect of the English nobil-
ity when it came to picking place names,
was undoubtedly no happenstance. For
even while he worked for the Earl of
Egmont for several more years, he was
probably a secret revolutionary a dan-
gerous thing to be in loyalist Florida.
He was a friend of George Washing-
ton and Paul Revere. It was Revere who
engraved the elegant maps that appeared
in Romans' "Concise History of East and
West Florida," published in 1775. And
when the Revolution broke out, Romans
joined the rebel army.
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Why do we need a
student of the week?
Editor's Note: The following letter was received questioning
fde "Stdient of he Week"progmm atAnna Maria School
We have a label at Anna Maria Elementary School that
rIm not very proud of we call it "Student ofthe Week." Any-
one who lives on the Island knows what I'm talking about:
you've all seen the bumper stickers on the back of family cars,
vans and station wagons proclaiming this status.
I've been trying to be a good sport about this insidi-
ous label for the past two years while my son has attended
elementary school. This year, I'm taking a stand.
The intention of the program is to recognize exemplary
behavior in the classroom, good citizenship andto set amodel
for other children to follow. Isn't that what report cards are for?
Don't we already reward and chastise within the confines of
each individual classroom on a daily basis?
Although a real effort has been made to minimize the
stigma of not getting this validation week after week, itis
still puzzling to children. I understand that many children
who receive this status the first half of the year, incur anxi-
ety the following years to continue this status. I know. if
it drags on into the second half of the year, you have some
verbal tap dancing to do.
After two years of being a second-half honoree, my
son doesn't expect to be recognized early in the game this
year. I know of one boy who didn't receive "Student of
the Week" at all until the third grade. At the bus stop, the
first day of this third year, he said, "I haven't had 'Student
of the Week' so far, I'm probably not going to get it again
this year either." Does this promote self-esteem?
The beginning of October the process began for this
school year. My two kindergarten daughters have started
in on their questions.
"So and So got 'Student of the Week' in my class
because he's really good," one of my daughters said the
"He got it," I said, "because he was a good helper in
class and he was kind to the other kids."
"She'll probably get it next week, won't she, Mom,
because she's really good?" my second-grade son said. I
hate to think what's going on in his mind.
It's not about good or bad, I heard myself reason, ev-
eryone gets a turn. My son rolls his eyes; quite frankly, I
don't believe myself either. I try to minimize this status as
much as possible, in an effort to ignore the deeper message
and the confusion; why not me?
Student of the Week program good for students: principal
By Joy Courtney
The Student of the Week program is valuable to and con-
structive for the kindergarten to fifth-grade students at Anna
Maria Elementary School, says Jim Kronus, principal.
In his opinion, the program adds recognition for chil-
dren who display positive behavior, increases their self-
esteem and establishes role models for their fellow students.
The program is not based an academics alone. The
criteria to be chosen leans heavily on positive displays of
citizenship and constructive social behavior, he said.
Students of the Week are awarded with a school-wide in-
tercom announcement, a certificate, a "Student of the
Week" button, a bumper sticker for their parents' car, their
picture in the Islander Bystander, and one week of glory.
"We must always find ways to reward children," said
Kronus. "When Student of the Week started at Anna Maria,
one child out of each grade level was chosen. Based on the
recommendation of the Student of the Week committee,
made up of teachers, we changed it a few years ago to one
student per class per week. With 28 students in a class par-
ticipating in a 40-week program, all students get an oppor-
tunity to earn Student of the Week. This is a lot different
than many schools in the area that recognize one student
out of the student body each month."
The children know that everyone can be a Student of
the Week, said Kronus, but the program gives them a year-
long example of what it takes to be chosen. For the very
few who are not, the reasons range from being a real dis-
ciplinary problem, to enrolling in the school too late in the
year for the teacher to observe the child, to an error in
record keeping, or a teacher's decision not to participate
on a weekly basis.
He also said he knows of students whose behavior has
been "turned around" by their desire to be chosen for the
'I understand Ms. LeTellier's point of view, but what is
the alternative? Do away with a program that virtually reaches
and benefits all of the students or give all students Student of
the Week each week, which sends a useless message?
"I don't want the kids to be apprehensive or anxious.
I want them to understand that they all have the potential
to be a Student of the Week and act upon it"
Kids have say about 'Student of the Week' program
The following students who were interviewed about
the "Student of the Week" program were chosen ran-
domly. The only criterion was to choose students in first
and third grade. Children in this age group are old enough
to understand the questions, verbal enough to express
their views, and young enough to be the most affected,
Imagine how difficult this situation is for teachers.
How do you choose one child over many other deserving
children? One of my daughter's teachers hit on an idea to
alleviate her difficult weekly decision. She put the names
of all the deserving children, well over 20, into a hat, thus
somewhat absolving the stigma.
We all remember being in school. Didn't we know
what was expected? Didn't we know who the outstanding
students were? Life is tough enough without putting yet
another label on our foreheads. I think it's time to put this
program to rest and to continue to reinforce the belief in
trying one's best, striving to better ourselves for the sake
of our own conscience and the inherent value of goodness
that lies within all of us.
Sue LeTellier, Anna Maria City
either negatively or positively, by the program.
Lorraine Stanick, third grade
Do you like or dislike the Student of the Week pro-
"I like it."
"It's a lot of fun when you're picked."
Ifyou do not hear your name called over the intercom,
do you feel like you did something bad or are not a good
Are you scared or worried you won't be chosen?
"Cause everyone gets to be Student of the Week."
Would you want the school to stop picking Students of
Ryan Quigley, third grade
Do you like or dislike the Student of the Week pro-
"I like it."
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Students speak out on program
"Because it's a reason for kids to be good and awards
good kids of the week."
Ifyou do not hearyour name called over the intercom,
do you feel like you did something bad or are not a good
"Because I didn't get picked it showed me I was bad
that week. It hurts a little when you try to be the best you
can be and you don't get picked.
Are you worried or scared you won't getpicked?
"No, I just have to do better next week."
Wouldyou want the school to stoppicking Students of
"I don't want them to stop, but they could change it."
"If people that were bad got something (a prize) and
the people picked get more stuff, it would be better."
Taylor Manning, first grade
Do you like or dislike the Student of the Week pro-
"I like it."
If you do not hear your
name over the intercom, do
you feel like you did something bad or are not a good stu-
"Cause I feel good for the other people when they get
Are you scared or worried you won't be chosen?
"Sometimes, but then I forget."
Wouldyou want the school to stop picking Students of
"No. I like the stuff in the packet."
Kara Kennedy, first grade
Do you like or dislike the Student of the Week pro-
"I like it."
"I like the prizes."
Ifyou do not hear your name called over the intercom,
do you feel like you did something bad or are not a good
Are you scared or worried you won't be chosen?
"No, cause they're good students like me."
Wouldyou want the school to stop picking Students of
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Fire chief attends National Fire Academy
By Pat Copeland
Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price has returned from
two weeks at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg,
Maryland. Price said he applied for the program two years
ago and the selection process is rigorous, but all expenses
except food are paid by the federal government
"It was a tremendous experience," said Price. "You
can't get that higher level of learning here. But most im-
portant was the networking ability it gave us. This was a
pilot program for fire chiefs, and I met chiefs from large
to small departments all over the country.
"It was great to be able to talk to them on so many
different subjects. We are doing very well in comparison
to other departments but there are many areas where we
can improve. Now if I have a question, I can call someone
who's been through it"
Price said the department can aid other departments
with problems. Two of the areas where the Anna Maria
district stands out are in the quality of fire prevention ser-
vices and levels and types of training for paid personnel,
as well as volunteers. He returned with numerous requests
for packets of information on fire prevention services.
"Some were surprised at the size of our budget and the
number of stations in relation to our population, service
area and property value," noted Price. "We protect $1 bil-
lion, $10 million in property in this district. Some of them
protect $500 million in property with budgets three times
higher than ours."
Price said those from city fire departments "had ahard
time understanding that we have to take care of benefits,
payroll, insurance, government reporting, etc. ourselves.
They have city departments to do this for them. And if they
want to buy equipment, they just make a request to the
proper department, while everything we buy has to come
out of our budget."
Areasin which the districtcan benefitfrom the experience
of other departments are management methods, record keep-
ing and hazardous materials procedures, said Price.
He said he also learned about interesting problems faced
by other chiefs. "Thechiefs from large departments in Kansas
City and Omaha said they were intrigued that we don't have
any traditionto overcome, because we are young department
compared to them. One example of this is in converting to
computers. Another chief in Arizona said he has to deal with
18 different water companies."
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Fire ChiefAndy Price, recently returned from the
National Fire Academy in Maryland
During the two-week course in executive information
planning, Price said subjects included leadership, strategic
planning, strategic analysis, long and short range planning,
master planning, project management, information man-
agement systems on the computer, feasibility studies, bud-
get analysis, needs analysis and gap analysis.
"We should have been sending people to this academy
years ago," said Price. "I will be sending more of our per-
sonnel there in the future. Anyone can go, and it's all paid
for by the government. They also send instructors to con-
duct weekends for volunteers at the state fire academy in
Price said next year he will apply for the academy's
Executive Fire Officer program in which students attend
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the rental of residential properties.
The commission is gathering information as part
of its review of the resort rental overlay, currently in
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which is south of Manatee Avenue. The overlay pro-
hibits rentals of less than seven consecutive days and
can be used in any residential district.
Property owners will be asked to respond to:
Do you think the City of Holmes Beach should
establish rental restrictions regarding duration periods
in residential areas?
If the response to the above is positive, which
of these types of housing single family homes,
duplexes, family dwellings of three or more units
(apartments), condominiums should be regulated
and for what duration seven days or less, two
weeks or more, 30 days or more, any period the owner
Do you believe rental duration periods should
be uniform throughout the city's five residential dis-
Questionnaires will be sent out by the second
week of November and must be returned by Nov. 30.
A public meeting will be held Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for
property owners and residents to speak to commis-
sioners on the subject. The commission will hold a
meeting on Dec. 9 at 9 am. to evaluate the responses.
Commissioners agreed that, although the ques-
tionnaire will not be sent to residents who rent, they
may come to the meeting on Dec. 8 and give their
During the month ofDecember, the commission will
summarize its data, including the above responses, previ-
ous input from Realtors and hoteliers and information
gathered from rental license applications. In January, the
commission will review the data and formulate arecom-
mendation on residential rentals for city council to con-
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Let me entertain you
A goulish Jack Williams greets visitors to the Anna
Maria Fire District volunteers' haunted house held at
the fire station in Bradenton Beach last weekend
A no brainer
Some poor fellow lost his mind over this mad doctor's experiment.
Check out time
This hapless patient checked
in but didn't check out of the
Not tonight, dear, I have a
This bride tries to "cop a plea" on her wedding night at
the Anna Maria Fire District volunteers' haunted house.
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Open Tues.-Sat. 10-5 Closed Mon. & Wed.
Extended Sunday hours 11-5
For Early Christmas Shopping
An Art Gallery exhibiting
an extensive collection by the
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Three Dimensional Art,
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You are invited to come to our
Sunday, November 7
Noon to 4:30 PM
Come enjoy refreshments, surprises and see our 1
Florist Shop, Balloon Shop, Year-Round
Christmas Shop and our large selection of
unique shells and gift items ...
SDecorated Christmas Trees
6011 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton
Social News is always welcome at
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Fresh wreaths and swags
available from school
Fresh Balsam wreaths, 24 inches in diameter, and
swags, approximately 24 inches long, are available to
order from any student of Anna Maria Elementary
The wreaths are decorated with holly berries, frosted
pine cones and a red velvet bow. The swags are adorned
with a fancy red velvet bow and a frosted pine cone. The
wreaths cost $15 each and the swags cost $10 each. A $4
"No Nail" brass wreath hanger is also available. The ship-
ping date of the merchandise will be approximately
Wednesday, Dec. 8.
All orders must be in by Friday, Nov. 5, to the school.
Contact a neighborhood Anna Maria Elementary student
to order or drop by the school at 4700 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, or call 778-1125.
Goodwill on Island
to collect food
The second annual Goodwill Community Food
Drive began Nov. 1 and will continue through Nov. 30.
Food collected will help fill the pantry of the All Faiths
Food Bank which serves Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and
Non-perishable food items such as canned veg-
etables, soups, fruit and bags of rice, beans, and pasta, as
well as laundry products may be dropped off at the Good-
will trailer at First Union Bank, 5327 Gulf Dr., in Holmes
Beach seven days a week during daylight hours.
speaks to Hi-12
Island dentist Dr. Gy Yatros will speak to the Hi-12
Club at its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4, at
Shucker's Restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by the lun-
cheon at noon.
All Master Masons and their guests are invited.
Bradenton Beach photos
featured at museum
Photographs taken in Bradenton Beach more than 50
years ago can be seen in a special display at the Island
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., in Anna Maria.
The photos and other related items are on loan from
Dorothy Wagner, granddaughter of Annie Silver, one of
the first successful businesswomen on the Island.
Admission to the museum is free. Doors are open
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gallery West to hold
Island Gallery West, 5348 Gulf Dr. N., invites the
public to a grand re-opening on Saturday, Nov. 13, from
4 to 7 p.m.
The Gallery has expanded its facilities and the festivi-
ties will include a special preview of the gallery's afford-
able holiday gifts made by gallery artists.
Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.
Church Women United
to meet Friday
Church Women United will meet Friday, Nov. 5, at
9:30 a.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011
19th Ave. W., in Bradenton.
Coffee hour is at 9:30 am. The group will observe the
celebration of World Community Day at 10 am.
The public is invited. Call 778-7817 for information.
Historical society makes
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has ap-
pointed chairpersons for three of its committee.
Sinclair "Bub" Stewart was named chairperson of the
board of directors. Dr. John Deam was appointed to chair
the finance committee and Paula Tripp was appointed
chairperson of the museum committee.
i % -I
McKay and Gerhardplan Nov. wedding
McKay of Anna Maria to marry
Walt and Suzanne Gerhard of Bradenton announce
the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Gerhard,
of Bradenton, to George William McKay of Bradenton,
son of George and Linda McKay of Anna Maria.
The couple will wed Nov. 13 at Church of the Cross.
Miss Gerhard is a 1991 graduate of Wyomissing Area
High School in Pennsylvania. She is a certified nurses' assis-
The bridegroom-elect is a 1988 graduate of Manatee
High School and a 1993 graduate of Manatee Area Voca-
tional Technical Center, where he studied air-conditioning.
He is an air-conditioning technician.
Classical pianist Photo by Doug Miller
Pianist, scholar and composer Michael Sitton will
perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Maurice
Ravel on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Manatee Community
College Neel Auditorium in Bradenton. The concert will
begin at 8p.m. and will feature Sonata in Eflat by
Beethoven and Gaspard de la Nuit by Ravel General
achnission is $3 and students' tickets are $1. The box
office is open 8:30 am. to 3:30p.m., Monday through
Friday, or call 755-1511, ext. 4240.
Bread at Island Museum
Early Settlers Bread is available at the Island Museum
in Anna Maria City on Wednesdays.
Stop by the museum or call Jeanne Blassingame for
special orders at 778-2421.
Manatee Players hold
auditions for 'Nunsense'
Auditions for the Manatee Players' upcoming produc-
tion of the musical "Nunsense" will be held on Sunday,
Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Riverfront Theatre.
There are roles available for five women, high school
age and up. For more information about auditions, call the
Riverfront Theatre administrative offices at 748-0111.
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Costume capers at community center Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
The children in the after-school care program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center enjoyed an extra day of
Halloween fun on Friday. Not only did they have a great afternoon showing off their costumes, they held their own
parade as well
Personality plus for a
Penni at Cafe on the
By Kay Pruden
Penni Lyn, a lovely woman clad in black western garb
relieved by colorful appliques, complete with western hat
and boots, is a great new entertainment addition to Cafe on
A singer since her high school days in Missouri, who
earned the school's "All Skilled Music Award for Best
Actress," Lyn eventually settled in Colorado. She moved
to Bradenton Beach with her father Gil six months ago
after growing tired of Colorado's cold and snow.
Lyn has worked with Lee Mace Ozark Opera Theater in
Jefferson City, Miss., and also did weekly TV shows with them.
With experience gained from working with Porter Wagoner in
Indiana, she directed Pomme de Terre Opera House in Mis-
souri and lastly spent 13 years with "Mary Mitchell Presents,"
in Colorado. She presently has a recording out entitled, "Nash-
ville and Street of Memories."
"I do a lot of country-rock music, but my favorite is
Patsy Kline," said Lyn. "Invariably people ask me if I'm
lip-syncing when I sing one of her songs. It gives me great
pleasure to ask them to come up and take the microphone
out of my hands to prove that I'm not."
Lyn sings at Cafe on the Beach on Sundays from noon
to 4 p.m. and on Monday nights from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Bryan "Homey" Smith
utilizes a unique mode
of transportation for his
bundle of laundry. He
drags his duffel bag
astride an aging
skateboard, and he
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Cortez rain dance Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Cortez rain dance
A Halloween street dance scheduled for the Village of Cortez in front ofA.P. Bell'sfish house was inundated with
rain just before it was scheduled to begin.
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Yum. Fresh smoked mullet
Scot Barrons stopped long enough to "catch" a head offresh smoked mullet from the Privateers at their annual
sale. The volunteers pulled up their pirate ship in the parking lot of the Manatee Public Beach where they set about
smoking the local delicacy. A recipe booklet was available for the asking.
On the beach side, Pirates Chuck Senrick and John Swager constructed a massive sand castle to attract beach
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Wounded heron carried home by Islander
By Joy Courtney
Most birds fly south for the winter by wing power -
not by airplane. Willhe, as in "will he make it," a four-
month-old green heron injured in Iowa, had to "fly the
friendly skies" commercially to Florida or die.
Judy Wiles, a former Anna Maria Island resident, fly-
ing in to visit her sister Roni McCuddin of Holmes Beach,
did her part in making the difference.
Willhe was found by a ten-year-old boy on Oct 10 in
a pond, injured by a puncture wound in the chest. His flock
Safe landing for sick heron
Judy Wiles (left), a former Anna Maria Island resident; her sister, Roni McCuddin of Holmes Beach, and Dale
Shields, The Pelican Man, celebrate "Willhe's" return to Florida on the tarmac at Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. The
green heron was wounded and stranded to die in the cold of Iowa.
had already left their summer home in the Saylorville,
Iowa, area bound for south-central Florida, so there was no
question that Willhe was on his own. The boy took the
heron to licensed wildlife rehabilitator Stephanie Romey
of Des Moines, who runs a small "one-woman-only" re-
hab. Romey nursed the bird back to reasonable health, but
she did so knowing the cold winter would kill it, if its
Romey said she met Wiles in west Des Moines while
purchasing minnows at a bait and tackle shop, owned by
Wiles' son. After mentioning why she was buying the
minnows and the unlikelihood of the heron ever seeing
Florida again, Wiles told Romey she was traveling to Anna
Maria Island on Oct 28. and that the Island was near a bird
"It would be neat if he could come with me," said
The first thing Romey had to do was find out where
Anna Maria Island was. She discovered it was not only in
Florida, but smack dab in the middle of the green heron's
winter home. Romey started to move a mountain of paper-
work after finding out about The Pelican Man's Bird Sanc-
tuary in Sarasota. She finally obtained permission from the
federal government and the states of Iowa and Florida, and
complied with the airline's requirements. She also found
the money to pay for the cat carrier Willhe had to travel in
and money for his $50 ticket.
"After talking with Stephanie I thought, why not. I
may be stranded in Iowa, but he shouldn't be. I know what
it's like. I miss Anna Maria Island too," said Wiles, smil-
"He was very good through all three flights except
when we were descending and changing planes at O'Hare
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Here's looking' at you, babe Islander Photos: Joy Courtney
"Willhe," a green heron sick and stranded in Iowa, looks right into the eye of Channel 8's television camera. The
heron's migration back to Florida by commercial jet peaked the interest of two television stations, the Islander, and
The Pelican Man, Dale Shields, who holds the bird.
Green heron travels from Iowa to Florida
Airport. The whole time we were in O'Hare, his beak was
coming out of the holes in the cage like a jackhammer. I
had fun when people asked me what I had in the carrier.
I'd tell them, 'a bird with a long beak, so get back.' They
didn't know if they should believe me or not, but they all
moved. I enjoyed traveling with him. I think he knew
something good was happening to him."
Willhe and Wiles were greeted by the cameras of two
television stations, a reporter, a sister, The Pelican Man
Dan Shields, his assistant and the airport's manager of
community relations. The joke on the tarmac as the wel-
coming committee waited was what the reaction of the
other passengers would be when they found out the dig-
nitary was only eight inches high.
Shields said he believed Willhe's wound was caused
by a BB and said the heron's prognosis is "wonderful." His
guess was Willhe will be ready to leave the sanctuary in
two to three weeks.
"If he has any problems after he's released, he'll know
where to come. The mangroves right next to the sanctu-
ary are home to alot of green herons," said Shields. Shields
also had nice things to say about Romey's work and her
commitment to wildlife rehabilitation.
"It was great that so many people helped get the heron
back to Florida, but Romey's commitment in time and
money really says a lot for her," he said.
"After hearing all the stories about Willhe's home-
coming," said Romey over the phone, "I'm amazed at how
'Willhe's' back home
Judy Wiles, a former Island resident who now resides in
Des Moines, Iowa, disembarks from the last flight of a
three-leg journey carrying a cat cage containing,
Willhe, an injured heron that was too sick to migrate
back to our area with his flock
much you people care about wildlife down there. It's not
that people don't care up here, it's just that I've never ex-
perienced such commitment before. Thanks."
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Charles Gail Alexander
Charles Gail Alexander, 67, of Holmes Beach, died
October 27 at home.
Born in Evansville, Ind., Mr. Alexander came to
Holmes Beach from Orlando in 1982. He was a
manufacturer's representative for a sporting goods store.
He was a member of the Christian Science Church. He was
a member of the American League Kirby Stewart Post No.
24 and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He is survived by a son, Ryan Harold, of Fort Myers;
and a sister, Alyce Ashcroft of Orlando.
No local visitation was held. Funeral services were
held at Shannon Funeral Home in Bradenton. Burial was
in Orlando. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 73 Palm Ave., Suite 222,
Sarasota, Fla. 34236.
Phoebe Tyler Corney
Phoebe Tyler Corney, 86, of Bradenton, died Oct. 29
at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Mrs. Corney came to the area from Maplewood, New
Jersey, in 1974. She was a homemaker. She was a mem-
ber of the Episcopal Church of The Annunciation in
Holmes Beach, Episcopal Church Women of Holmes
Beach and a member of Friends of The Island Library.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur T.; a son, Dr.
Robert T. of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Elizabeth C.
Speare, of Clinton, Conn.; five grandchildren and three
No local visitation will be held. A memorial service
will take place Thursday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. at Episcopal
Church of The Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, with the Rev. Richard Fellows officiating.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Cortez, is in charge of
Robert J. Hughes
Robert J. Hughes, 68, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 27
The 1993 Manatee County Tax Roll will be open for collection on November 8,1993.
Taxes to be collected are Real Estate, Special Assessments and Tangible Personal
Property. All taxes, City and County, assessed on the County Tax Rolls are entitled
to discount for early payment at the following rates:
November 8 December 8....................................... 4%
December 9 31 .................................. ............. 3%
January .......................................... ............. 2%/
February ..................................................................... 1%
Payable without discount in March
April 1st, unpaid taxes become
delinquent 3% Penalty
TAXES MAY BE PAID AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS, Monday through Friday, during
the office hours of 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.:
1. MAIN OFFICE DOWNTOWN, 415 10th St. W., Bradenton
2. PALMETTO BRANCH OFFICE, 1331 10th St. E., Palmetto
3. LAKESIDE PLAZA BRANCH OFFICE, 2114 Cortez Rd., Bradenton
4. HOLMES BEACH BRANCH OFFICE, 5508-C Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
5. BY MAIL: P.O. Box 25025, Bradenton, Florida 34206-5025
OR PAY AT THE BANK
For your additional convenience, I have arranged through the Board of County
Commissioners for you to pay taxes at any of the following banks during banking hours:
American Bank of Bradenton First National Bank of Manatee
The Bank of Bradenton First Union National Bank of Florida
Barnett Bank of Manatee County, N.A. Nations Bank
A RECEIPT WILL NOT
BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS:
YOU SEND A SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE WITH YOUR PAYMENT.
PAY YOUR BILL AT ONE OF THE BANKS LISTED.
PAY AT ONE OF OUR OFFICES.
Real Estate Taxes for 1994 may be paid in four installments if an application is filed with the Tax
Collector before May 1st. You must request an application form.
If you are presently paying by the Installment Method, your account will be automatically renewed for
1994, UNLESS you advise the Tax Collector to remove your name. This application does not apply to
the 1993 taxes.
KEN BURTON, JR.
Tax Collector, Manatee County
PHONE (813) 748-8000
in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Hughes came to Holmes
Beach from Chicago in 1978.
He was owner and operator of R.J. Hughes Equipment
Inc., in the Chicago area for the past 15 years. He was a
U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was past president of Union League Railway Sup-
ply Group in Chicago. Hughes was also past president of
Key Royale Homeowner's Association in Holmes Beach
and past chairman of the Code Enforcement Board in the
city of Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel; a daughter, Mary
Ann, of Inverness; two sisters, Dorothy Botts and Jean
Schultz, both of Baltimore; a brother, Edison M. Jr., of
Baltimore; and a grandchild.
No local visitation or services were held. Memorials
may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children,
12503 North Pine Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33612-9499. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
2tiuser Iffemnrial Cimnmuntnitg i( urrdc
the Rev. An Interdenomirational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
astor 10 AM ................... Sunday Worship
10 AM ................ Children's Church
6:45 PM Saturday Seaside Worship
512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
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Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
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EER WINE LIQUOR 7AM to 2:30A
Nov. 4th 5th 6th
Sunday, Nov. 7th
Before Season Jammin'
Bar Party ..
...Starting with ...
"Storm Bringer" 7-9:30
Warming up the stage for...
featuring Robby Steinhardt
formerly of the band "Kansas"
(Kansas originals to be played)
Happy Hour 9am-1 lam & 3pm-5pm $1.25 Well & 500 Drafts
Kitchen Open Daily Late Night Menu Available
3007 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-3085
SLANDER fyou don't play,
Everyone gets in on the fun at school
Top left, Cat woman Sandy Moses and her cat daughter, Hannah, 22 months old, visit
with Anna Maria Island Privateer Vice-President Bob Boyd.
Bottom left, Ayla Strickroth, kindergarten student at Anna Maria Elementary School,
took time from blood-drinking to enjoy cotton candy and all the other festivities.
Above, Superboy Michael Wallen, also in kindergarten at Anna Maria Elementary
School, shows off super balancing powers for Fall Festival onlookers.
Islander Photos: Tomara Kafka
A FULL WEEK OF SPECIALS
November 1st thru November 7th
~ Jay Crawford ~
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
November 4, 5 & 6
8 PM til?
Happy Hour Drink Prices
from Open to Close ALL WEEK
(Not valid during entertainment)
WATERFRONT DINING: Full Menu Full Bar
Open 7 Days 1lam to 10 pm
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria Anna Maria Yacht Basin
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Buy 1 Entree Get II FREE *
1/2 OFF I o K yi
1/2 FF Slie of Key Lime Pie
Second Entree I I with Entree.
Limit one per couple. Expires 11/7/93 Limit one per person. Expires 11/7/93
Offer valid only on entree 8.95 & up. Not valid with Fish & Chips.
Coupon not valid with any other offer. Coupon not valid with any other offer.
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Fall Festival brings joy to Islanders of all ages
Fall Festival parade begins
The Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival parade on Saturday, Oct. 30, is led
by Grand Marshal Smokey Bear. Smokey, celebrating his 50th birthday this year,
cannot speak but sends the message, "Only you can prevent forest fires. "
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
SLunch: Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Green Beans,
Cole Slaw, Fruit Juice
* Breakfast: French Toast w/ Syrup or Cereal,
SLunch: Beef-a-Roni, Fruit Cup, Lettuce & Sliced
Breakfast: Toast and Sausage Link or Cereal,
SLunch: Dinosaur Chicken w/Sauce, Potato Dino-
* saurs, Broccoli Cuts, Hot Roll, Fruit Cup
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn,
Tossed Salad, Jello
All meals served with milk.
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Bent against the wind
With their heads bent into winds up to 15 miles per hour, the parading students didn't
let any of their holiday enthusiasm blow away.
Islander Photos: Joy Courtney
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In case of hunger
Billy Bob Goldschmitt, age 7, ofBradenton Beach,
brought the food for the Fall Festival
PIES & BISCUITS
EARLY BIRDS 11:30am 6pm
*Prime Rib Sirloin
SShrimp ,pc- Grouper
S& Scallops $79 Cheeks
Formerly Pete Reynard's
Fri & Sat Nov 5 & 6 9pm til
includes salad, choice of potato, bread & butter
Seniors: 10% off dinner check anytime!
(Alcoholic beverages not Included)
Wed & Thurs, Nov 3-4, 9 PM 'til
Sunday, Nov 7, 7 PM til
Monday, Nov 8, 5 9 PM
Tues Thurs, Nov 9-11, 9 PM 'til
(3 Football Season! Come watch the games
with us ON 10 TVS!
Sunday Nov 7 NFL Football
Monday Nov 8 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Karaoke Returns Fri & Sat Nov 12 & 13 9-1 2 Prizes Nightly
Leading to ... GRAND PRIZE Trip to the Bahamas!
CHAMPAGNE IS BACK ON THE FABULOUS SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET 10 TO 2
Hot & Cold Food 'til Midnight Always Banquet Facilities Available |
Anna Maria Island, Florida Open Daily Entertainment Nightly
5325 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-2233
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Brett Bonner, age 17 months, contemplates using his
Dracula cape to fly to the top ofa flag pole. His mother
wouldn't let him
Breakfast & Lunch Specials on the Island!
Thursday: PRIME RIB SPECIAL
Full cut, potato, o5.95
vegetable, salad, rolls $5.9
All Day...7 Days a Week
g IEYE O'PENERK...2 eggs, toast,
I W home fries and coffee...Only $1.75
S Island Inn Restaurant
OPEN 7 DAYS WEEK 7AM 2PM 77 031
________1701 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach 778-3031
PRICES GOOD OPEN MON THRU SAT 8 to 6
SNOV. 9,1993 THE
5907 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton 794-MEAT
Boneless, Skinless Fryer Breasts........ LB. $2.49
Stir Fry, Beef or Chicken Teriyaki.......... LB. $2.99
Boneless Sirloin Steak........................... LB. $3.99
5 LB. PACKAGE
Fresh Ground Chuck........................... PKG. $8.95
Roast Turkey Breast............................... LB. $4.99
4 Please order your Fresh Turkey, Ham, Roast and etc., early
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No wolf in sight
Nicky Taylor (left), age 4, along with his sisters, Kelsey, age 3 and Courtney, age 6, all of Holmes Beach, enjoy the
holiday as the Three Little Pigs.
After the parade ended at the school the students
couldn't wait to get close to their beloved Smokey Bear.
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Facing the paint
Councilperson Mary Ellen Reichard ofHolmes Beach
paints a pumpkin on the face of Tara Villars, age 8,
also of Holmes Beach. Face painting was one of the
many fun activities for kids at the festival.
Picking a pop
Lauren Foley, age 3, of Longboat Key, and dressed as a
Dalmatian, picks her favorite sucker from the giant
"Pick-a-Pop" pumpkin booth.
The Rope Ladder Challenge was a favorite of the older
children. Over 30 percent of the kids who tried it made
it to the top. The Fall Festival, a major fundraiser for
the Anna Maria Elementary School PTO, made ap-
proximately $2,600, to benefit the school.
CAFE ON THE BEACH
Patio and Inside Dining Directly on the Gulf
at the Beautiful Manatee Beach
All You Can Eat Pancakes Including Sausage & Coffee.............. $3.25
Served Saturday, Sunday and Holidays til 1 p.m.
Eggs Benedict .......................................................................... $4.50
Omelettes ..................................................................... $2.95 to 4.95
Including Western, Spanish, Asparagus & "Thunder" or Create Your Own
French Toast ............................................................................ $2.75
Corned Beef Hash, 2 Eggs & Toast ........................................ $3.50
Creamed Beef on Toast ....................................................... $2.85
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy .................................................. $2.85
Hot Dogs, Burgers, Grilled Sandwiches & Hoagies ...... $1.75 to $4.25
Fish Burger ............................................................................... $3.50
Rib-Eye Steak ............................................................................ $6.95
Mahi-Mahi ................................................................................ $6.95
Dinner Specialties ... Served 4:00 to 8:30 pm
Shrimp, Beef, Veggies
s5.95 to $6.95
All you Can E
Tacos, Burritos, Salads
$2.95 to s6.95
Corn on Cob, Baked
Beans and Slaw
Salad & Potato
All you Can Eat
Chicken & Other
$5.95 to '6.95
Plus Chalkboard Specials TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE Prices Do Not Include Tax
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Live Entertainment Monday thru Sunday afternoon & Sunday Evenings
Exotic Steel Drum Band Sundays 5:30 to -8:30pm
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iJ PAGE 22 0 NOVEMBER 4, 1993 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Oct. 24, warrant arrest, comer of Magnolia Avenue
and Gulf Drive.
Oct. 23, warrant arrest, 100 block of Bridge Street.
The officer responded to the Sports Lounge due to a cus-
tomer problem and was advised that the subject had a hand
gun. The subject was patted down, but no gun was found.
The subject was placed in custody.
Oct. 23, resisting arrest, 100 block of Bridge Street.
While officers attempted to pat down the above subject, the
defendant approached saying, "I'm a cop; get off that guy."
Officers told him not to interfere. He attempted to interfere
again and officers told him to go back into the bar. He
refused and was told he would be arrested if he continued
to interfere. He responded, "I don't think I will," and was
placed in custody.
En route to the county jail, the officer said he discov-
ered the defendant was not a police officer but an "intoxi-
cated car salesman from-Virginia." In his report, the officer
noted, "Upon arrival at the jail, his charming disposition
didn't set well with corrections' officers who put him in a
solitary holding cell due to him not cooperating."
Oct. 23, criminal mischief, 2400 block of Avenue B.
Buy 1 Entree, Get 2nd FREE!
(Fr- Eneir of equol or laur value. Seafood specialtim
cuts w d I v 11/17/93
20% offonly. 15%gratuilyadded bforediscounl) Exp. 11/17/93
Open Dail for Lunch 11:30 to 3 and Dinner 4 to 10
4304 14th St. West Brodenton e 758-6390
Take out & Catering Available. (Behind Rooms to Go)
THE HUNT CLUB t
Early Birds from $4.95
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Lunch & Dinner Daily
British Style Fish & Chips
All You Can Eat $6.95
5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Located in the Centre Shops
Izzy Breakfast Specialties
Frittata Ala Veggie Fresh seasonal veggies, fluffy
scrambled egg and assorted cheeses served atop a bed
of steamy homefries. Served with salsa. ... $4.95
Mexi Frittata Homemade chili, fluffy scrambled
egg, melted cheddar cheese and green onion atop a
bed of steamy homefries ..................... $4.95
Hueveros Rancheros Izzy's version! 2 warm
flour tortillas topped with chili, eggs your way,
cheddar cheese, diced tomato and green onion.
Served with sour cream and salsa............ $4.95
Country Benedict An open faced biscuit topped
with 2 sausage patties, farm fresh eggs, and country
gravy. Served with homefries ............. $4.50
Biscuits and Gravy ............................... $2.95
1/2 order .................................... 2.45
'K 2 Farm Fresh Eggs,
Homefries or Grits, Toast & Fruit
Preserves and Coffee.
6:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Mon.-Fri.
383-0689 HRS.: MON.-SAT.
-0 6:30AM-2:30PM SUN. 8AM-2PM
6836 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Whitney Beach Plaza
A subject unknown shot out the rear window of a vehicle
with a BB gun.
Oct 23, burglary, 100 block of 4th Street North. A
subject unknown entered by breaking out the window in
the front door and ransacked the house.
Oct. 23, theft of bicycle, 2300 block of Avenue B.
Oct. 23, theft of bicycle, 100 block of 3rd street.
Oct. 23, theft of bicycle, 2300 block of Avenue B.
Oct. 24, criminal mischief, bay side of Gulf Drive.
A subject unknown cut the anchor lines on a sailboat.
Oct. 26, reckless driving and refusal to sign the UTC
(uniform traffic citation), 100 block of SR 789. The officer
observed Lowell Mason Cornell, 25, of Longboat Key,
traveling at 65 to 70 mph. Cornell attempted to pass an-
other vehicle by pulling onto a gravel parking area and then
cut back into traffic, nearly striking another vehicle.
Comell pulled into the gravel parking area again and threw
his vehicle into park, causing it to slide to a stop.
Oct. 26, criminal mischief, 2200 block of Avenue B.
A suspect unknown removed the air from two vehicle tires
at neighboring locations on the street.
Oct. 26, aggravated battery, Cortez Beach. The vic-
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tim was playing with two children on the beach when the
two defendants came up behind him and struck him in the
head with two glass water bottles. He fell to the ground,
suffering a severe laceration to the head. The victim got to
his feet and slapped the two defendants in the face. A sus-
pect, who was with the two defendants, punched the vic-
tim in the face, knocking him back to the ground.
The two defendants and the suspect ran. The victim
went to his apartment and called 911. Emergency work-
ers arrived and cleaned up the victim, who went to the
emergency room for further treatment. The officer spoke
with the defendants, who said they hit the victim with
bottles. The officer placed them in custody.
Oct. 27, stolen vehicle, 100 block of 3rd Street South.
Oct. 27, possession of a controlled substance, Cortez
Beach. The undercover officer and a companion met with
Douglas A. Pupek, 29, of Bradenton, on the beach. The
companion left and ifter the officer and Pupek talked a bit,
Pupek asked if the officer had a quarter pound of mari-
juana. The officer said he did and took Pupek to his vehicle
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Tues thru Sat Thur, Fri & Sat
Sunday 8AM-1:30PM .Sunday 5:30-9PM
Reservations Suggested for Dinner
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Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 4, 1993 I PAGE 23 I[D
to view the marijuana. Pupek gave the officer $350 and
took the marijuana. The officer signaled and his back up
officer moved in and placed Pupek in custody.
Oct. 23, found property, 7200 block of Holmes Bou-
levard. The complainant found a STOP sign in his swim-
ming pool when he awoke. The sign, which was from the
intersection of Gulf Drive and 72nd Street, was returned.
Oct. 25, automobile theft, 5300 block of Marina
Drive. The victim said she and her boyfriend were at
Shuckers when he got mad, hit her in the face and took her
vehicle on Oct. 22. She decided to file theft charges on this
date, and local law enforcement agencies were advised.
Officer Randy Thompson of the Bradenton Beach Police
Department responded and said he arrested the boyfriend on
Oct. 23 on warrants but did not see the boyfriend in or near a
vehicle. Thompson then checked the area and found the vehicle
in the 100 block of Bridge Street.
Oct. 25, suspicious person, 5900block of MarinaDrive.
The complainantreportedapossible swindle. She said she gave
aman down payment of $350 to have anew bath tub installed.
The man cashed the check, but did not return to do the work,
and his phone has been disconnected.
Joe's Eats & Sweets
The Best Homemade Ice Cream and
Yogurt made by Joe on premises.
If you can dream it,
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Sugar Free, Fat Free Sundaes.
219 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, 778-0007
6 Blocks South of Cortez Bridge.
FRESH CATCH ...Sauteed in Cuban Bread Crumbs or Char-
broiled with Maitre' D Hotel Butteraccompanied by Saffron Rice
and Fresh Vegetables.
LEMON CHICKEN ... Tender Breast of Chicken Marinated
with Lemon Pepper and fresh lemon dusted in Cuban Bread
Crumbs. Accompanied by Saffron Rice and Fresh Vegetables.
COCONUT SHRIMP ... Served with a Tangy RedPepper Gin-
ger Sauce accompanied by Saffron Rice and Fresh Vegetables.
VEAL NICOLE ... Medallion of Veal Sauteed with Mushrooms,
Artichoke Hearts andAsparagus in a White Wine Cream Sauce.
FRUITS OF THE SEA ... Sauteed catch, Shrimp, Scallops, over
Homemade Fettuccini with Mushrooms, Black Olives and
Roasted Red Peppers in a White Wine Garlic Butter Sauce.
CRAB CAKES .. Made with Fresh lump Blue Crab Meat with
a White Alioli Sauce accompanied by Saffron Rice and Fresh
Oct 25, suspicious persons, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee Public Beach. The complainant said he observed three
Hispanic males attempting to burglarize his vehicle. They
were gone when the officer arrived.
Oct. 27, assist Bradenton Beach Police Department,
3000 block of Avenue E. The officer was advised that a
subject had taken an inflatable Frankenstein from the
Circle K at 200 Gulf Drive North and was last seen trav-
eling north on Gulf Drive. The officer observed the
subject's vehicle and advised BBPD of its location.
Oct. 27, suspicious persons, 75th Street and Marina
Drive. The complainant said there were subjects making
noise around a vehicle. The officer found two male sub-
jects who had fixed a flat tire. The two had been drinking,
and the officer advised them to walk home.
Oct. 27 service, 300 block of 66th Street. Snake re-
moved from a porch.
Oct. 27, service, 300 block of 59th Street. Relocated
a snake away from the back door.
Oct. 27, assault, 500 block of 67th Street. The vic-
tim was delivering newspapers for a local paper and ob-
served a man in a yard when she threw a paper on the
driveway. She continued down the street and as she turned
back toward Marina Drive, she was confronted by the sus-
pect who had apipe in his hands. She thought the man was
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A pedestrian was struck in the parking lot ofHolmes Beach
Shopping Center recently. Marcus Cross, a resident of 58th
Street in Holmes Beach, was transported to H. CA. Blake
Hospital, where he was treated and released Tle driver of
the vehicle, Thomas Box ofAurora, Ontario, was ticketed
for improper backing.
going to hit her or her vehicle. The man was upset about
the newspaper being thrown on his property, was using
profane language and threw the newspaper at the victim.
The man is described as white, 55 to 60 years old, with a
mustache and beard and salt and pepper hair.
Tuesday Nov. 2 8 p.m. 12 a.m.
Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 3 & 4 8 p.m. 12 am.
Fri. & Sat. Nov. 5 & 6 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Sunday Nov. 7 8 p.m. 12 a.m.
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Sunday Brunch 9 AM to 1 PM
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Wed. thru Sat.
9 p.m. 1 a.m.
KITCHEN OPEN DAILY 11 AM
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1.5 MILES EAST FROM BEACH ON CORTEZ RD.
Freshly Cut & Freshly Made to Order
SOUP & SALAD BAR
Served for Lunch and Dinner
SALL OCCASION PARTY TRAYS
SICE CREAM CAKES
& FROZEN YOGURT PIES (ON REQUEST)
Mon-Sat 10 AM 9 PM Sunday 12 to 9 PM
Eat-In or Take-Out
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iB PAGE 24 E NOVEMBER 4, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Mullet ruling ratified, and watch to the south
By Bob Ardren
As Thanksgiving closes in on us, let's talk mullet.
Mullet, that tasty fish that brings commercial fisher-
men some Christmas cash, is undergoing scrutiny by Tal-
lahassee, just as the annual early-winter run is starting.
The Florida Marine Fisheries Commission have rec-
ommended a new mullet catch rule that bans netting for 72
hours each weekend from October to January, plus a 10-
day closure from late December into January.
The rule was approved by the governor and cabinet
last week, and should go into effect by Thanksgiving.
Jerry Sansom, the executive director of Organized
Fishermen of Florida, helped draft the rule. "We can live
with this," Sansom has said.
Mullet roe is the big money catch for many fishermen
in Cortez and elsewhere. The roe is shipped to the far east,
where it is considered a delicacy. Fishermen and fish
houses reap big money during the roe season, which may
start a little earlier with last weekend's cold snap.
Speaking of cold, I would expect the sudden drop in
temperature to bring in some increased stone crab catches
-if the waves and wind haven't wiped out the crab traps.
Colder water seems to spur the crustaceans' movements
into shore, but the high seas play havoc with the traps.
Hope the weather didn't sneak up on you guys and you
were able to save your traps.
And speaking of waves, it looks like the sand nourish-
ment project has again spared the Island from any serious
damage after the weekend's low pressure system moved
The project was designed to protect the Island's
beachfront houses from damage and, although the beach
took a pounding from the waves eroding away at the sand,
there was no serious damage.
The renourishment project is supposed to withstand
the weather for about nine years, the coastal engineering
experts have said. But I wonder if that figure is still valid
after last March's "no-name" storm and last weekend's
blustery winds. The erosion at the Manatee Public Beach
- traditionally a fairly placid stretch of sand as far as ero-
sion is concerned seemed to take the real hit, with about
a three-foot bluff left in the nor'wester's wake.
And in the 'I told you so' category ...
Last week I offered a suggestion to keep an eye on our
neighbors to the south, Longboat Key and Sarasota, as they
squabble about sand dredged from New Pass and who
would get it. I even said that, litigious to the end,
Longboaters may take the matter to court to try and get
Golf Tourney set to
Golfers of all ages are invited to participate in
the 18th annual Anna Maria Island Community
Center Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday,
Nov. 20, at the Rosedale Golf & Country Club in
east Bradenton. Advanced Grounds Management is
sponsoring the event with all proceeds to benefit the
Island community center.
There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start with a four-
man scramble format. A buffet dinner with unlim-
ited beverage will follow the tournament Trophies
and prizes will be awarded.
Advance registration will be $60 per person
including dinner and drinks. Golfers are encouraged
to invite family and friends to attend post-play fes-
tivities at $10 per person.
For registration and more information call 798-
3965 or 778-1908.
GULF, BAY AND BACKWATER FISHING
all bait, gear & equipment supplied -
no fishing license required -
CAPT. TOM CHAYA (813) 778-4498
U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSED ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Family Owned and Millwork
Operated for Over Wood Cut
12 Years To Size
We specialize in custom cabinet making:
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213 54th Street, Holmes Beach 778-3082
We are located just West of the Island Shopping Center
their breakwater installed at the south end of the Key to
protect their beach at the loss of sand to Lido Key.
Looks like I was right. Longboat Mayor Jim Brown
has suggested a lawsuit to settle moving the channel far-
ther to the south, away from his island. The town attorney
is reviewing the matter to see what can legally be done.
Islanders should be watching this political free-for-all,
since the Longboat Pass dredging is becoming more and
more a necessity. Maybe the Key folks will suggest the
same kind of thing up here and try to move the channel
farther to the north say, to Manatee Avenue? Anything
to protect Longboat's beaches.
Stay tuned to this one.
See you next week.
11 to 13 year olds
Standings for week ending Oct. 29
Galati Marine 8-0-1
LaPensee Plumbing 8-2-1
B&M Heating & Cooling 3-5-1
Island Garden Center 2-7-1
Pettigrew & Peak Sharks 1-8 5 pts.
Standingsfor week ending Oct. 29
8 to 10 year olds
Moore's Restaurant 6-0-2
Island Animal Clinic 6-2
Rotten Ralph's 3-2-3
Manatee Sports Unlimited 3-4-1
D. Coy Ducks 2-4-2
Island Auto Body 0-8
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Despite the weather, fishing still comes on strong
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier reports nice-sized
black drum and keeper redfish being brought onto the pier
last week. There were also some 13-inch snook landed
too small to keep, but great fun to play anyway.
Expect a mixed bag at the Anna Maria City Pier:.Dave
said anglers there caught a mess of keeper reds, some
flounder, sheepshead and a few right-sized snook.
Bob Dare is feeling bad right about now. Fishing at the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier, he hooked what he esti-
mated as a 120-pound tarpon, only to lose it He did bring
in a 24-inch black grouper, though. Tom at the Island's
southern pier said fishing has been good, with black grou-
per coming to the lines baited with pinfish or shrimp, some
nice-sized evening trout, and big flounder 14- to 16-
inch with shrimp as bait.
At Annie's Bait and Tackle, Joe Rosier wins the fish-
of-the-week prize with a 41-inch snook, caught on live
shrimp while Bay fishing one night last week. Four-year-
old Don Sligh may have bested Joe with what he said to
his daddy was "the biggest fish in the water" that took his
pole. Dad took home a 26-inch red and three keeper trout
to help Mom with the groceries for the week, though. Craig
Cutting, visiting from Phoenix, AZ, was able to boat nine
mackerel with Mom and Dad last week offshore.
Capt. Dave Pinkham at Gulf to Bay Charters said there
are plenty of mackerel offshore, as well as a few kingfish
and a lot of black tip sharks. He said he had a four-man
British charter that hooked a 100-pound late-season tarpon,
fighting the big fish for three hours before bringing it to the
boat and releasing it. Snapper are also hot in the Gulf, as
were barracuda before the cold front moved through.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said the high winds and
waves kept most people inshore. However, there were
some good-sized mangrove snapper found in the rock piles
under the Skyway Bridge. Reports came in on a mess of
mackerel off Marker 70 using live shrimp. Coming up:
with the cooler weather, Chris says big trout and reds
should start to show up at the mouths of canals, and big
trout should show under the lights at the Anna Maria
Bridge. And once the weather calms later this week, grou-
per should come on hot and heavy offshore.
Braving the waves, anglers on the Miss Cortez Fish-
ing Fleet are doing well: about 100 head of Key West
grunts, porgies and triggerfish on the four-hour trip, and
100-head of Key West grunts, sea bass, porgies and trig-
gerfish on the six-hour trip. The weather did not allow the
all-day trips to venture that far out in the Gulf.
Capt. Tom Chaya's charters have enjoyed catching the
limit on mackerel when weather permits out in the Gulf,
and dittoing in the Bay on redfish.
Capt. Phil Shields has braved the wild waters in the
Gulf to bring his clients to big grouper. The whoppers are
40 to 50 miles out, although Capt. Phil offers a tip of
smaller ones closer in.
Capt. Mark Bradow has stayed in the backwaters,
doing well with trout and reds, although the weather hasn't
done him any favors either.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said reds are still out in
the Bay, as are mackerel off the fishing piers. Bill offers a
prediction that flounder action is going to heat up, with
reports of some big flatties starting to come to the lures.
Capt. Todd Romine has been able to bring his clients
on to limit mackerel in the Gulf. He's still having good.
luck with big cobia.
Capt. Rick Gross says the weather has beaten him to
the fish, but he was able to get some charters on a mess of
On my boat Magic, I found that a full moon and bad
weather combined to slow the fishing. Gary Adams from
Orlando was able to catch a limit of reds, as well as a bunch
of mangrove snapper.
Lots of sandwiches
John Tipton ofBradenton caught this prize,
a 30-pound black grouper, fishing with pinfish
offshore on the "ReefReacher" with
Captain Phil Shields. The charter
also reaped amberjack,
red grouper and snapper.
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Ej PAGE 26 N NOVEMBER 4, 1993 MTHE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
SHELL POINT Updated 2BR/2BA unit with lots of
extras. Walk right out to lawns and beautiful Bay. Com-
plex has clubroom, putting green, pool and tennis. Dras-
tically reduced was $138,000 NOW $119,000.
Call Marilyn Trevethan
Office: 778-2261 Evening 778-8477
Buy it! Sell it! Find it!
Check out The Islander
Bystander classifieds. Yes
FURNISHED TO THE TEES! #54308 $199,900
... Located on 12th fairway. Custom home!
Country club style living lets you lead a life of
relaxed living yet close to 1-75. Call Don
Pampuch, 778-3111 evenings.,
WESTERLY VIEW FOR BEAUTIFUL SUN-
SETS! #54307 $105,000 ... Overlooking a na-
ture preserve. Large kitchen, screened lanai.
Tastefully furnished. Call Karin Stephan now or
LARGE LOT MUST SEE! #54311 $64,400
... Neat & clean 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Plenty
of room to add on, or for a pool. Call Don
Pampuch anytime, 778-3111 evenings.
MARTINIQUE SOUTH! #51723 $200,000 ... 3
bedrooms, 3 bath, corer unit. Maximum gulf/
beach view, beautifully decorated. Call T. Dolly
QUALITY/NEW WITH BOAT ACCESS #51345
$169,900 ... Cathedral ceilings, great room,
French doors. Enclosed garages/storage. Walk
to beach, church & shopping. Call T. Dolly
CAROL HEINZE, CRS
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Fax (813) 778-3035
After Hours (813) 792-5721
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PRICED TO SELL ...
JUST LISTED! Newly refurbished canal home
priced JUST ABOVE LOT VALUE! Over 2000
sq. ft. living area with two bedrooms, two baths
PLUS two additional rooms either may be used
for Master Suite or two rooms for kids. Spacious
living room, 12 x 28 Florida Room PLUS spa-
cious dining area comprise a great open area for
entertaining! Large lot, tropical landscaping &
boat dock included. CALL TODAY! $159,500.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO
Beautiful & AFFORDABLE two bedroom, two
bath condo in Bayfront complex of popular Shell
Point Condos! Attractive decor with kitchen ap-
pliances, washer & dryer included & great loca-
tion overlooking 9 hole putting green. Close to
pool AND a "peak" of the Bay & all amenities in-
cluded. A well-established complex is beauti-
fully maintained. ONLY $112,500!
Since ANNA MARIA REALTY
S*. LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
9805 Gulf Drive *P O Box 835
Anna Maria, Florida 34216
(813) 778-2259 .
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Lic. Real Estate Broker "We are the Island."
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
2BR/2B turnkey, beautifully furnished unit in Perico Bay
Club has original non-smoking owner, gated community
pool, tennis, garage and screened porch all for only
$114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
WATERFRONT VIEWS GALORE! Spacious Mariners
Cove 3BR/2.5B condo with enclosed lanai and fireplace.
Gated community with pools and tennis. Deeded dock.
$257,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
VACATION HOME Elevated 2BR/2B home in central
Holmes beach location has whirlpool tub, fireplace and
screened porch. $149,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
VAST BAYOU OVERLOOK! Sailboat water laps two
sides of this Key Royale property. 3BR/2B u-shaped home
surrounds heated and caged pool. Dock. $279,000. Don and
Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
NORTHWEST EXECUTIVE HOME Custom built
4BR/3B home has new roof, new A/C, new carpeting and
more. Owner may finance with substantial down payment.
$174,500. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Luxurious Spanish Style Villa Unique design 3 bed-
room, 3 bath. Mexican tile and carpet, custom wood
moldings, large spiral staircase to private rooftop terrace
with expansive views of the Gulf and Bay. Top of the line
appliances. Fireplaces on both 1st and 2nd levels, two car
garage, lush landscaping. $299,500.
Exquisite Beach Townhouse Enjoy top quality
beach living in this spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath unit
featuring new carpet and decor, fireplace, new appli-
ances and lots of storage. Reduced for quick sale to
$139,900. Ken Rickett. 778-3026.
Waterway Condo Enjoy fantastic views from this
very spacious unit that has it all. Pool, spa, tennis,
deeded boat dock and more. Unit offers the most for
the money. $79,900. Brian Bishop.
Gulf Watch We still have a few choice units avail-
able in this desirable island complex. 2 bedroom, 2
bath turnkey furnished. Units start at $89,500. Call
Lynn at 778-4800.
Sandy Pointe Condo Panoramic bay views from
this top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished
unit. Small quiet complex, priced at only $93,500. Call
Dennis at 778-4800.
402 & 404 Magnolia. 1930's cottage with Great duplex, great investment. 208 Pea-
pbssible 50'x145' buildable lot. Check out cock, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA on each
the details by Reaching Richard. 778- side of this upgraded duplex. Close to wide
6066. beach. Good rental history. $135,000.
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GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view
townhouse with 3BR-3BA, private 2 car garage
and with 3200 sq. ft. under roof. Complex offers
two pools, tennis, lush grounds and short walk to
prime beach. Offered at $159,900. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
* 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.
* BAY WINDS Direct Bayfront apartment with
great views of Bay and Intracoastal waterway.
Short walk to beach and shopping. Excellent Is-
land second home with strong rental opportunity.
2BR-2BA with under cover parking. Priced at
$89,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
* LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, close to
beach and shopping, large pool and recreation
area, garage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave
* SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side,
only one-half block to sandy walking beach in
Holmes Beach. Offered at $179,900. Possible
owner financing. Call Dave Moynihan.
* MOTEL WITH OWNER FINANCING! PLUS a
cap rate of 13.4%. A Buyer's dream with 9 units
plus owner's home. Priced at $595,000. Call Stan
Williams for an appointment.
* OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy Gulf views from
this newly listed, furnished 2BR-2BA. Exceptional
Gulffront complex with large pool, sandy walking
beach, secured elevator-lobby and quality
throughout. Offered at $164,500. Call Dave
GULF FRONT! Magnificient views from all rooms
of this great beach house. Popular rental. Expan-
sive, sandy beach in all directions. Priced at
$349,000. Call Stan Williams for details.
* BEACHES, SUNSETS & AMBIANCE Direct Gulf
front 2 BR/2BA unit, turnkey furnished. Great walk-
ing beach. A proven money maker for rentals. Pro-
tected parking. All for $164,900. Call Stan Williams.
* ONE OR TWO duplexes a total of four, fully fur-
nished, 1BR/1 BA units for only $175,000. Or buy just
one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained. Located in
quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks to great beach.
* PRIME BUILDING SITE North of Manatee Av-
enue and close to sandy walking beach. Mea-
sures 100' x 200' and is zoned for 1-4 units. Of-
fered at $129,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy
beach in front of this lovely 2BR 2BA, turnkey
furnished condo. Many conveniences including
eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer, covered parking for
2 cars, pool, security entrance. Priced at
$139,900. Call Stan Williams.
* $1,100 INCOME Per month from this modern
duplex. 2BR/2BA each side. Amenities include
dishwasher, disposals, laundry room, skylights
and covered parking. Priced at $124,900. Call
* SUNRISE OR SUNSET Pick your preference
from one of these 2BR-2BA Gulffront or Bay View,
unfurnished condos. Pool, elevator and close to
shopping and restaurants. Great beach just across
the street. Both priced at $89,900. Call Stan Will-
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EI PAGE 28 0 NOVEMBER, 1993 R THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Ed Oliveira, formerly from Fall River, Mass., has joined
the sales staff ofDickWagner Realty. Oliveira owned sev-
eral automotive businesses
and was Chairperson of the
United Way in Massachu-
setts. He moved to the Is-
land in 1992 with his wife
Bernie and their daughters,
Beth and Debbie, after pur-
chasing property on the Is-
land in 1987. In addition to
his sales talents, Oliveira
speaks English, Portuguese
and a little Brazilian.
Manatee Riverfront. New 2/2 Key West with wrap
around porches. Hardwood floors, fireplace, gourmet
kitchen with top of the line appliances. $229,900.Call
Mary Ann Schmidt: Office 778-2261.
Evenings: 778-4931 rs
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325. U. MIS .
Real Estate Sales
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105 Bridge St
117 7th StN
35 Bay View Ter
101 73rd St
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101 73rd St
3 Princess Martha
5904 Marina Dr
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compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
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A 2.875% 6.50% 7.00% JUMBO
A.P.R. 3.05% 0 Points 0 Points 7.00%
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%nna Maria, Florida 0 listings on
P.O. Box 2150 LClassivision,
FAX (813) 778-2294 .-,... channel 19.
Cozy Canalfront Hideaway
This inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bath Island home is located on
a very private, well-treed lot with bright southerly expo-
sure. The deep water, mangrove channel is suitable for
a sailboat and offers a boat dock with water, electricity
and electric boat davits. There are many mature, fruit
laden citrus trees plus an outside shower and utility shed.
This little aristocrat" is in excellent condition and ready
for immediate occupancy. Just right for a retiring couple
or young couple's first waterfront home. A fabulous in-
vestment at only $175,000 with possible owner financ-
ing. Don't miss-it! '
2847 arceinla Comet...778-5919 Nacyulford. ..7782158 I
B-2847 Marcella Comett...778-5919 Nancy Gulford...778.2158
419 Pine Avenue, A
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR, 1BA, washer/
dryer facilities, $450/$475 plus utilities. -
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR, 2BA,
washer/dryer hook ups. $525 plus utilities. .
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR, 1BA, washer/
,dryer ho6k-ups. $450 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR, 1BA furn or unfurn. Laun-.-
dry facilities. $425 plus,utilities.
BRIDGEPORT CONDO. 2BR, 2BA unfurn, pool,.
;washer/dryer. $575 plus' fitrles"'-'' :;
Call or write for SEASOi6 L RENTAL 'INFORMATION.
l 13) 778-2246
2217 Gulf Drive
Brdenton Beach, FL 34217
COMFY, CLEAN AND CHARMING four bedroom, two
bath home in Holmes Beach with Spanish tile, Berber
carpet;,cathedral ceilings, built-ins, heat pump, sprin-
kler system, fruit trees and much more. Priced at
$149,900. Please call Carol Williams for details. 778-
0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
SUPERB RESIDENCE IN HOLMES BEACH. Enjoy
the sumptuous solar heated pool at this three bedroom,
two bath home with a two car garage. Spacious mas-
ter suite wittl his & hers closets. Living room, family
room and master bedroom open onto the caged pool
area. New a/c unit. All this and more for $198,900.
Please call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
JUST REDUCED $10,000: Key Royale's finest. To see
is to fall in love. Views of Manatee bridge from this two
bedroom, two bath refurbished waterfront. The 2300
sq. ft. of living area, heated caged pool, boat dock and
electric boat lift make this a truly entertaining home.
Priced at $395,000. For more information or personal
tour call Debbie Walther, 778-0777 or 794-6295 eves.
KEY ROYALE: Two bedroom, two bath canalfront
home with dock on sailboat water. Large sunny back
yard with a patio and room for a pool. Call to see this
one today. $196,500. Helen White 778-6956 eves.
REDUCED 4 BEDROOM KEY ROYALE: Quality
custom home shows like a dream. Split bedroom de-
sign with private guest wing, separate dining room,
morning room, parlour, Florida room with hand loomed
carpet. Other amenities include all appliances, heated
pool and spa, sprinkler system, well, central vacuum,
intercom, circle drive. Now $269,000. Call Carol Will-
iams for showing, 778-0777 office, 778-1718 after
NEW USTING: Buy a lot for a little I'd like to show you
how affordable this 2 bedroom get-away home can be.
Situated on a cul-de-sac, you can walk to new beach
and yet have a retreat from the real world. $107,000.
Call for appointment before it's gone, Marion Ragni,
5910 Marina Dr. :.,olres Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
.-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS .[
arbara A. Sato...778-3509 Christine T. Shaw...778
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 4, 1993 N PAGE 29 IJ ,
New Island Home Priced Below Competition.
Features 2 BR / 2 BA-vaulted ceilings, great room
with open deck. Lots of storage and carport area.
Very dose to beach. Asking 114,900.
Sutton Group Properties, Inc.
Call 753 -7751 Eve. 778 -2806
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax # 778-7035
778-2307 or 778-1450
OPEN OPEN OPEN
Parade of Homes
Sunday, Nov. 7th 1 to 4pm
243 South Harbor Drive
Ideal beach cottage, 1.5 blocks to the GULF.
This charming 2 bedroom house can be yours for
only $108,900. Must see to appreciate.
5403 Gulf Drive #3
View the GULF and heated pool from the
enclosed sunporch of this 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo. Beautiful unit in move in condition. Must
see to believe. $109,000.
5400 Gulf Drive #20
Spacious one bedroom condo. Nicely
furnished in a good location. Beautiful grounds
and steps to the beach. $89,000.
407 South Bay Blvd.
Don't miss this one. Walk to the BAY and
piers. Great location, corner lot in an upscale
neighborhood. 2 bedroom home with lanai and
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
Kathleen Tooker Granstad,,Janice Tressler, Pat Jackson,
Kenneth Jackson;Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
and Kay Kay Hardy
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PERICO BAY CLUB
Perico Bay... A premiere waterfront
community, two miles from the beach.
975 Sandpiper Circle.............. $84,900
852 Audubon, Osprey ............ $89,900
706 Estuary, 1st Floor........... $98,500
913 Waterside, View ............ $117,000
Call Rose to see these or any listings in
Perico Bay Club: 778-2261 or after hours
778-7780. Toll-free 1-800-422-6325.
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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
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.
MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free delivery.
Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
COMPUTER Tenex Turbo 286-12, with 2 floppy 5.5,
star printer, 14" color monitor. Almost new, boxed
with books and cords. $400. 778-6835.
COMMODORE COMPUTERS 128,2-64 keyboards,
14" color monitor, printer, 2 disk drives, all books and
cords. $250. 778-6835.
MOVED Must scale down. Dining table, large oval 1/
2" glass top, rattan (haystack) base and 6 matching
off-white cushion chairs. Very Florida! Lovely, unique,
like new. Was $1700, now $800. Etagere, brass with
glass shelves, diamond shape, unusual $100. Oil
paintings: Large gallery type, beautifully framed.
Done on location. Very nice for living room/den/office.
$200 and up. Stenotype machine (used by court re-
porters) $100. Two portable table-type hair dryers
$20 each. Portable phone $35. Levelor mini blinds
(rust color), 36" and 68", $25. 778-7107.
MISC OFFICE FURNITURE Desks, credenzas, 4
drawer material file, 2 time clocks, storage units and
more. Call 778-6118. Otey & Associates.
ONE BOOKCASE HEADBOARD Double bed. New
mattress. $50. 778-7912.
HIDE-A-BED $75. Refrigerator $50. Call 778-3730.
SEARS 12 HP riding mower $250. 115 HP Mercury
outboard motor $555. 778-6045.
FULL SIZE mattress and box spring, clean. $35. 778-
CARPORT SALE Sofa & love seat set. Tables,
swivel chair, also misc. Household items. Fri., Nov 5
and Sat., Nov. 6. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 311 65th St.,
TWO GARAGE SALES 317 & 320 Iris St., Anna
Maria. Sat., Nov 6. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 6. Comer 67th & Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. FIVE family collec-
tion. Glasses, kitchen equipment, bike, books and
many fine items.
SALE Fri., Nov. 5 and Sat., Nov 6. 308 Hardin Ave.,
Anna Maria. Clothing, jewelry, books, collectibles,
Burmese teak-wood off cuts furniture.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 6 only. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Computer, household, etc. 113 Oak Ave., Holmes
FURNITURE, FURNITURE One day only sale.
Thursday, Nov., 4. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Manager moving.
Most items $50 or less. Sunset Beach Motel, 2201
Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach. At the S curve. Be
there or be square.
YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 6. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antiques,
new TV, VCR, microwave, mattress and box springs,
other household items. 603 Baronet Lane, Holmes
YARD SALE 257 South Dr. (off Bay Dr.) Anna Maria.
Beautiful Christmas and house wreaths. Patio and
house furniture, frames and lots of goodies. Sat.,
Nov. 6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early birds will be shot!
ANTIQUES Caned chairs, etc. Bayshore High School
Flea Market. 53rd & 34th Street, Bradenton. Lot #40.
Sat., Nov 6.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Nov. 5 & Sat., Nov 6. 8:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. Large se-
lection of gift boxed new costume jewelry, "Easy
Glider" stationary bike, 8 track tapes & recorder,
weather radio, etc.
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GARAGE SALE Wicker bar, stools, desks, tables,
dishes, collectibles, glass doors, etc. Thurs., Nov. 4,
Fri., Nov. 5 and Sat., Nov 6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 621 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.
KEY ROYALE Moving sale. Many items including
refrigerator, freezer, Woodard patio furniture, kitchen
set, twin bed, recliners and hide-a-bed. 625 Dundee
Lane, Holmes Beach. Fri., Nov. 5 & Sat., Nov. 6. 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
YARD SALE Anything and everything. Household
items, clothing, radio base unit with three truck radios.
209 Coconut Ave., Anna Maria. Sat., Nov. 6 & Sun.,
Nov. 7. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CRUISE DISCOUNT with this ad. $50 off most
cruises and tours. Also discount airfare. Travel Gal-
lery 3633 Cortez W, behind McDonalds. 753-5353.
ROYAL CRUISE LINES Special 14 day Tampa
cruise. Once in a lifetime rates. Approximately $100
per day. Deluxe cabins. First come, first serve. Call
TPI of Bradenton 813-792-7300, 813-778-5870.
ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved!
Our new location is 315 58th St, Holmes Beach.
Same phone number 778-1661.
AVON Serving the Island 29 years. Call Millie 746-
ART LEAGUE HAPPENINGS
Reception for Faculty Show
Fri., November 5th.
-5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Meet the teacher sign up for fall/winter classes.
We have new classes a wonderful schedule.
Volunteers are needed for our art center
and our annual festival.
Interesting and fun.
Anna Maria Island Art League: 778-2099
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. Have
your dog stay with us at our home, lots of love and
constant supervision. Day, week or month. No cages
or kennels. New service, house calls (Island only).
Cats included. 778-1012.
FREE Lovable 7 month old male Terrier combination.
House-broken, shots and neutered. Needs loving
family. Great with children. 778-5287.
LOST SUNGLASSES: Costa Del Mar with prescrip-
tion lenses in hard shell, black case. 778-9392.
LOST GOLD RING with diamonds, near 75th Street
beach, Holmes Beach or west shore of Egmont Key.
LOST SIAMESE KITTEN. "Kitty", green collar with
bell. Anna Maria near 600 North Shore Ave. 778-
6534 or 778-4961.
HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Well cared for mechani-
cally. Great small car. $850 firm. 778-9392.
Thursday N Nov 4
9 AM to 2 PM
210 84th Street, Holmes Beach
Rattan Sofa & Tables, Four Captain's
Chairs, Drop Leaf Table, Double Bed Set,
TV, Washer-Dryer, Sewing Machine, Di-
nette, Lots of Tools, Shop-Vac, Mower,
Typewriter, Books, Linens, Records &
Sale by Julie McClure
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STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
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RECEPTIONIST needed for marina. Duties will in-
clude store sales, boat rentals and warranty filings.
Apply in person. 5 O'Clock Marine, 412 Pine Ave.,
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED Part-time for beach
front motel. Start immediately. Apply in person at
Sand & Sea, 2412 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
RESORT HOTEL MANAGER available for immedi-
ate location to your hotel. Successful Resort Hotel
Owner/operator (NE) relocating to Longboat/Anna
Maria area. High energy, self starter, take charge
individual with excellent managerial, P&L, com-
puter, sales, marketing, organizational, interper-
sonal, administrative and physical plant mainte-
nance skills. Experienced in all phases of resort-
hotel operation including dev. marketing programs
for high occupancy rates. Ex. cost control skills. Call
SALES/MARKETING Dynamo available. 813-957-
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.
The best news in town and the best results from
classified ads and services! Call 778-7978.
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 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.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or. any occasion. 794-5947.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning :by
Carleen. 15 years experience. No job to small. For
free estimates call voice pager 813-252-0080: Is-
land. resident. :.; .
1987 FORD RANGER Super clean. White. 27,000
original miles. Ice cold air. V-6, 5 speed, camper
top. Stereo and more. Now $5,300. 778-6624.
1984 BUICK CENTURY 4-door sedan, excellent
condition, low mileage, A/C, auto transmission,
62,000 miles. $2,300. 778-2148 or 778-1645.
1984 FORD WORK VAN Power steering and
brakes. Auto transmission, over drive, strong motor,
good tires, never wrecked. 113,000 miles. $1,500.
778-2148 or 778-1645.
FOR RENT Boat slip in protected natural canal up
to 30'. 794-8877.
1992 16 FT-STUMP JUMPER 30 HP Tahatsu. One
year left on warranty. Magic tilt trailer, bimini, full
cover, extras, all immaculate condition. $4100 OBO.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
EXTRA TIME on your hands? The Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers
please call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Mary
PART TIME OFFICE person. Bookkeeper/account-
ing, computer experience and filing. 778-1626.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetics opportu-
nity! You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
MARINA needs yard help. Bottom painting, fork
truck operator. Apply in person. 5 O'Clock Marine,
412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
FREE FINANCIAL needs analysis. Consultation in
the privacy of your own home. Serious calls only
please. Collette 778-3256.
TRASH HAULING brush or construction. Call
ISLAND HOUSE KEEPERS "No odd job is too
small." We are reliable, reasonable and thorough,
with references. Call Peachi and John. 778-5584.
HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile instal-
lation, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exte-
rior. All repairs. Excellent Island references, 23
years experience. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. ResidentiaV
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island ref-
erences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERYS CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured. Mana-
tee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Mont-
gomery for your free estimate today at 792-1084.
Interior/Exterior Paintirg. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
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.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel; service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free
estimates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs.
778-4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
FINISHING TOUCHES WALLPAPERING Your pa-
per hung with pride and care. 778-2152.
THE CARPET ACE
Repairs Restretches Installation
No job to small.
Free estimates. Insured.-
745-6644 -Beeper 954-6644
RENTAL WANTED Mature responsible couple
seeks 6 month rental starting Nov. 1. Leave a mes-
sage for Gene at 778-9392.
ONE LARGE, ONE SMALL commercial studios.
Gulf view. Gulf Drive. Ideal for small business, of-
fice, crafts, etc. Call Frank at 778-6126.
EXCELLENT GULF VIEW
Furnished duplex apt.
1. 2BR/1.5B, washer/dryer, cable TV
dishwasher, central heat/air, carpeted/
ceramic tile. $1400/month
2. 2 room efficiency, cable TV, a/c,
carpeted/ceramic tile. $800/month.
Available November ... lower rates for 5 or 6
EFFICIENCIES $150 per week. No deposits. Pool,
near beach, laundry, TV, A/C, everything included.
Haley's Motel. 778-5405. : ..
STEPS TO BEACH 2/1, washer/dryer.' $575 month
plus security. 778-1345. :% ..- : : -.l-
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32-Year Island Resident
PERSONALIZED AUTO DETAILING
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AUTO & BOAT DETAILING
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody
Leather & Vinyl
Tires & Trim
Every detail is cleaned and protected. Your
car or boat
can look like new again...
and maintain its value!
By appointment, at your
h ome or office.
Most cars $85.
Call mobile service #
356-4649 or 778-9392.
PRESSED FOR TIME Beautiful work for a reason-
able price. Ironing and cleaning. 778-1767 call
T.L.C. DELIVERY Groceries, pharmacies, dry
cleaning, for any delivery needed. Call Marcie 778-
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ANNUAL WEST BAY COVE 2/2, ground floor. Pool
and tennis. Unfurnished. $800 month. Call Old
Florida Realty. 778-3377.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal, annual avail-
able rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or
unfurnished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty.
YEARLY RENTAL Unfumished 2B/2B ground floor
duplex. Central heat & air. Holmes Beach cul de
sac. No pets. $600 month inc. water, trash & lawn
care. Plus Security. Evenings: 778-3995.
ANNA MARIA 2/2 beautifully furnished duplex.
Cable TV, phone, 1 block to Island's best beach.
$650 month plus electric and phone. Fran Maxon
Real Estate. 778-2307.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/2 Holmes Beach du-
plex, washer/dryer, utility room $600 plus utilities.
Fran Maxon Real Estate. 778-2307.
UNFURNISHED 2/1 duplex apartment. Close to
beach. $550 month plus utilities. Fran Maxon Real
MARTINIQUE south-like new two bedroom, two
bath white sand beach view. Heated pool, tennis,
elevator, security. $2500 month plus tax. Prefer 3
month minimum. Call T. Dolly Young, 778-0766 or
778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty.
WEST BAY COVE Large one bedroom, heated
pool, courtyard view. Walk to beach/shopping. Dec,
Jan., Apr., available. Call T. Dolly Young, 778-0766
or 778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty.
LUXURY 2-3 bedroom home with spa on canal. Bay
view. Cathedral ceilings, French doors, gourmet
kitchen with wine cellar. Fireplace, professional
decorating. $3000 month plus tax. Prefer 3 month
minimum. (One of a kind). Call T. Dolly Young, 778-
0766 or 778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty.
LEASE ASSUMPTION! A new Island job requires
us to move. Assume our lease until April 1st at $600
month and have the option to extend at the same
low rate. 2/2 with washer/dryer located in Holmes
Beach. Call 778-4546 anytime.
LOVELY VIEW on the bay, nice, quiet, dead end
street. Ground floor tri-plex. Furnished 1 and 2 bed-
rooms. One block to new beach and everything.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck and porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn.
SEASONAL 1 bedroom in Holmes Beach. Large
living area w/garage. $1200 month. Available Dec.
1st thru June. Steps from beach. 813-985-6765.
ANNA MARIA Gulf/bay views. 1 bedroom, pool,
patio. $500 furnished, unfurnished. Seasonal/an-
nual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
UNFURNISHED 1 bedroom. 1 block from gulf. $400
month includes water and trash plus deposit. 778-
2925 after 7 p.m.
UNFURNISHED Out of state corporation seeks to
lease 2/3 bedroom, 2 bath home on Anna Maria Is-
land. Must allow small pet. Yearly lease only. Con-
tact 813-677-6777 leave message.
ANNUAL Delightful. 2/2, furnished/unfurnished, on
natural deep water canal. Large deck overlooking
bayou. Boat slip available. $750 plus utilities. 794-
VACATION RENTALS Reserve for season now!
Neal & Neal Rentals. 778-9477 or 800-422-6325.
ACROSS FROM GULF 2/1. $450 month. 1-904-
528-2045. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, newly furnished, pool,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, cable, covered parking,
steps to beach, total remodel just completed, new
paint, tile, carpet, very nice. Available last 3 weeks
of November, all of December. Booked Jan., Feb.
and March. 778-4560 or 778-9293,.
OFFICE/PROFESSIONAL condo. GREAT location
on busy street overlooking the Gulf. $375 month.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV,
phone, 1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month
including utilities. Available Jan. thru April 1994.
WANTED TO RENT Month of March. Three adults
with two dogs. 778-0065.
HOLMES BEACH Nice 1/1, 5608 Guava. $525
month/annual, all utilities included. Call Robin at
Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244.
ON INTRACOASTAL 1/1, $400 month or $125 week
Furnished. Deep water. Great view. 778-7980.
ANNUAL RENTAL Fairway Bay, Longboat Key. 2/
2 townhouse, beautifully furnished, pool, large ga-
rage, private beach, secured area, available Dec. 1.
$1800 month, furnished. Janet Clancy, Island Real
Estate of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH Unfumished apartment, roomy, 1/
1, ground floor with enclosed. $375 month, annual.
HOLMES BEACH Unfurnished, 2/1.5, carport. An-
nual lease. First, last and security. $650 plus utilities.
GULF FRONT Large 1/1 duplex, private beach,
cable, telephone. Available Nov., Dec. and Jan.
WANTED TO LEASE Commercial property in
Longboat/Anna Maria area on or near Gulf Drive/Ma-
rina Drive. Must be suitable for automotive car care/
hand car wash/polishing/detail operation. Garage type
building with drive through capability desirable. (sub-
let from exist gas station). 813-957-5600.
IDEAL TENANT Non-smoking/non-drinking, quiet
professional requires apt/condo/small house near
water in Longboat or (city of) Holmes Beach/Anna
Maria. Small pet must be ok. Annual lease. Must be
$650 or less per month. 813-957-5600.
RENTAL WANTED Golf cart space near Key Royale
golf course. References. Call 778-9107 after 6:30 p.m.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. 2/1, rattan fur-
niture, central A/C, cable, washer/dryer. Seasonal
$1200 month includes utilities. Available Jan. thru
April. 778-8233 weekends or 813-251-0944 week
LOVELY DUPLEX unit, 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes
Beach. Available Jan., Feb. & March. 813-962-0817.
GULF VIEW Facing gulf, less than 150 ft, 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.
PERICO BAY CLUB condo. 2/2, appliances, quiet,
lake view, pools, tennis, close to beaches and shop-
ping. $89,500. 794-6472.
CONDO FOR SALE by owner. Prime area. Sunbow
Bay. 2/2, furnished with new large capacity washer/
dryer. Two pools, tennis court. One block from beau-
tiful beach. $84,900. 778-7669.
BEACH & BAY VIEW lot, 75' X 87.5', zoned R-3, 6th
St., North, Bradenton Beach. $79,500. 778-9555.
HOUSE ON CANAL Davits, pool, 3/3, family room/
dining area, living room.. fenced, shaded with ga-
rage. Spilt floor plan. $245,000. 778-2134.
DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL Deep water. Sea-
wall. Great view. Upstairs. Owner may finance or
trade. $155,000. 778-7980.
KEY ROYALE 624 Foxworth. 100 ft canal front. 3/
2.5, living room, dining room, kitchen with eating
area, 2 car garage. $225,000. 778-7837.
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tion. Up to 3 lines minimum $3. Additional lines $1
each. Place in person at 5400A Marina Drive, be-
tween D. Coy Ducks the laundromat in the Island
Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.
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