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65-foot Anna Maria Island bridge still a go
By Paul Roat
Florida Department of Transportation officials Mon-
day declared they had found no compelling reasons to
change their plans to construct a 65-foot, fixed-span
bridge to replace the Anna Maria Bridge.
Public hearings earlier this month apparently had no
bearing on DOT officials.
Of those who made comments at two days of hear-
ings earlier this month, 940 people opposed the high
bridge versus 374 favoring the structure a 3-1 margin
"There was substantial opposition which was very
emotional," DOT District Secretary Dave May said.
"There was no reason, for or against, compelling or oth-
erwise, that things have changed other than the level of
opposition from the Island group," for DOT to change
plans, May said.
Regional transportation planners also reaffirmed their
City wearies of
By Pat Copeland
A code violation fine against property owner Daniel
Wiersema has dragged on for nearly a year and-a-half-I
to the point where the Holmes Beach City Council will
consult with city attorney Steve Dye on capping the fine.
The total fine as of last week was $146,500 and grow-
The fine was imposed by the code enforcement board for
an eight-foot dirt pile in front of Wiersema's property at 3220
Gulf Dr. The pile came to the attention of city officials in early
1992. According to Wiersema, it was to be used to fill and
landscape his eroded beach front property, but the plan was
never completed for lack of city and state permits.
On April 10, 1992, the code enforcement board or-
dered the dirt removed and ordered Wiersema to post a
$500 cash bond as evidence of good faith. On April 24,
1992, the board issued an order of non-compliance and
approved a fine of $250 per day. The fine continues to
accumulate until the property is brought into compliance.
On July 22, 1992, the city filed alien against the property.
Since then, the dirt has been relocated on the property
but Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez said he does
not consider this compliance, and the fine continues to
At last week's work session, Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore asked, "What can we do to get rid of this prob-
lem not wipe out the fine, just stop it? He's moved the
dirt pile, and it doesn't offend me. This is ridiculous; he's
never going to pay it It's a waste of our time and money."
Fernandez said Dye is working with the state, which
is also accumulating fines against Wiersema for unlaw-
ful coastal construction.
Council Chairman Don Howard pointed out, "The
only trouble is if it ever gets into a judgment situation,
you've capped it and negotiating will start at that point"
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger said, "We're trying
to beat a dead horse."
Howard said he would ask Dye for a recommenda-
tion on capping the fine but leaving the lien, and check the
status of the state's case.
WE DID IT!
The Islander Bystander
is one year old
'We will build that
DOT District Secretary Dave May
-Jan. 19, 1993
approval of the high bridge to replace the existing struc-
ture at Manatee Avenue. The Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization voted eight to six not to reconsider the matter
of the high bridge to the mainland.
Voting against the reconsideration were Manatee County
Commissioner Stan Stephens, Manatee County Commis-
sioner Joe McClash, Venice Councilman Dean Calamaras,
Longboat Mayor Jim Brown, Palmetto Councilman Bill
Jelen, Sarasota County Commissioner Gene Matthews,
Sarasota County Commissioner Charley Richards and
Sarasota County Commissioner David Mills.
Task force formed to
study Gulf Drive
Gulf Drive parking, landscaping, drainage, overall
traffic operation, street lighting and beach access will be
studied by a special task force formed at the urging of
officials in Bradenton Beach, Manatee County and the
Florida Department of Transportation.
The "State Road 789 Task Force," chaired by Anna
Maria resident Mike Bartels, will come up with a report by
next June. The group will review the area of Gulf Drive -
SR 789-between the Longboat Pass Bridge and the north
end of Anna Maria Island. Another task force will study the
southern portion of SR 789 on Longboat Key and Sarasota.
DOT areas of concern are pedestrian safety,
roundabouts, parking, drainage particularly at Cortez
Beach and highway lighting.
Expansion of the highway to four lanes is not a con-
Voting for reconsidering the MPO vote were
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, Manatee County
Commissioner Kent Chetlain, Sarasota Commissioner
Nora Patterson, Sarasota Commissioner David Merrill,
Bradenton Councilman Fred Runnells and North Port
Councilman Roy Hall.
Save Anna Maria representatives said they would con-
tinue their fight against the high bridge through the courts.
Permits to construct the high bridge are still pending.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection officials
may decide as early as next month whether the high bridge
as proposed by DOT will present safety problems for people
attempting to cross it during storm evacuations, as well as
whether construction will adversely impact marine life in
Anna Maria Sound.
MPO officials also approved a 65-foot, fixed span
bridge to replace the Ringling Causeway Bridge in
Number 1 in
Galati Marine is thle 1993
Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Soccer
League Division I cham-
pion. The team ended the
season with 10 wins, one
loss and one tie in the
competition between the
five-team division of 11- to
13-year-old boys and girls.
Number 1 in
Island Animal Clinic is the
1993 Anna Maria Island
Community Center Soccer
League Division II cham-
pion. Nine wins and two
losses sent this team to the
top in the six-team division
of 8- to l 0-year-old boys
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Roundabout ratified................. Page 3
Island Thanksgiving................. Page 5
Your Opinion............................... Page 6
The Way We Were.................. Page 7
Turtle Kudos.......................... Page 12
School Daze ......................... Page 16
Outdoors .................................Page 20
Real Estate........................... Page 22
Classified .............................. Page 25
NOVEMBER 25, 1993
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
IEI PAGE 2 N NOVEMBER 25, 1993 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Holmes Beach seeks relief from overcrowding
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach City Hall, including the police depart-
ment, is seriously overcrowded and any expansion re-
quires that they comply with the American Disabilities
After considering four proposals for remodeling or ex-
panding the three city buildings to comply with ADA, the
council agreed that the next step is to retain an architect.
"The most inexpensive way is just to comply with ADA
and not do any expansions," said Public Works Supervisor
John Fernandez. "In order to make the bathrooms in city hall
handicap accessible, we lose some space in the meeting room
and the access ramps need to be widened."
In the police department, Fernandez said two bath-
rooms will be converted to one handicap accessible bath-
room, and another bathroom must be built. The space
would come out of the dispatch area or the office, areas
that are both overcrowded now. A ramp access to the
building is also needed. The public works building bath-
rooms can be modified and a ramp access added without
The cost of the above is estimated at $33,600.
The building committee's recommendation is a police
department addition consisting of a connected meeting room
with handicap bathrooms and a common entry ramp. In their
recommendation, the committee also included remodeling of
the public works building with a ramp and modified bath-
rooms. The estimated cost is $247,600.
A plan from Whitehead Construction would enlarge
city hall, the police department and substantially alter the
public works building. The estimated cost is $293,400.
A third proposal is to enlarge city hall, adding new
bathrooms; build an addition to the police department with
the necessary access ramp; modify the bathroom in the
public works building, adding a ramp and additional of-
fice space. The estimated cost for this proposal is $80,200.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she favored the
$80,200 proposal stating, "It would be nice to have a new
building but we're going to have a major uprising with the
taxpayers if we do anything more than what's necessary."
Fernandez pointed out the need for additional space in the
police building and Councilman Rich Bohnenberger said, "I
think the issue of the police station has to be addressed imme-
diately. I don't see why we can't plan on an expansion of that
building to accommodate anything in the foreseeable future."
Council Chairman Don Howard noted, "The next
step is to go to an architect and find out what we want and
the end dollar."
The question of retaining an architect will be voted on
at the Dec. 7 meeting.
State-wide campaigns start
Naomi-Casselberry (seated left) of Bradenton empha-
.. sizes her opinion stated to Jeb.Bush (right), a Republi-
can candidate for governor, during the Republican
Bandwagon '94 held at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center last Saturday. More than 200 tickets
were sold for an afternoon of chicken barbecue, raffles
and a chance to meet 10 Republican candidates vying
for an array of state offices in the 1994 election.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
at community center
For the first time, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center is making memberships available to the community.
Members receive discounts on all class fees and a
quarterly newsletter. Some memberships include free
admittance to center events.
Though the services and programs offered by the fa-
cility will remain open to the public, the center is encour-
aging Island residents to purchase memberships. Differ-
ent levels of membership are available as follows:
Children, (18 and under) $5.
Senior (55 and over), $5.
Supporting, (2 memberships) $50.
Sustaining, (family membership) $100, 1 ticket for
an event during year.
Patron, (family membership) $200,2 tickets for an
event during year.
Corporate, (10 memberships) $500,4 tickets for an
event during year.
Lifetime membership, (family membership) $1,500,
lifetime discount for classes.
All memberships include discounted rates.
A total of 110 adults and 27 children have joined the
center since the drive was launched in October. The center has
received more than a thousand dollars in membership fees.
Boats parked illegally at
Five O'Clock Marine
Owners of Five O'Clock Marine Service, Inc., in
Anna Maria City were told last week to move pontoon
boats that were stored on city right-of-way.
The boats had been placedon blocks within 25 feetofthe
center of the road which is in violation of the city code.
"Boats on trailers can be left on city property but they
must be moved before dark each day," said public works
employee Anne Beck.
Once the boats are removed from trailers and placed
on blocks for storage, they must be on private property,
Beautiful entranceways throughout the county is the goal
for a joint committee of municipal and county representatives.
The committee is developing an urban forestry master plan
which will focus on enhancing major arteries, entranceways
and other public spaces with high visibility. '
Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie McChesney gave
officials at last week's meeting of the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials alist of priority entry areas for the west
portion of the county. The list includes the following:
Palma Sola Causeway
75th Street to the Cortez Bridge
Gulf Drive at Coquina Beach
Manatee Public Beach
Cortez Road and Gulf Drive
Anna Maria City Pier
Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key
Parking lots at the intersection of Gulf Drive and
Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria
East Bay Drive across the street from Island Foods
and the shopping plaza in Holmes Beach
North of S and S Plaza in Holmes Beach.
Jack Gorzeman, the county's Environmental Projects
Coordinator, said the area near the intersection of Cortez
Road and Gulf Drive is included in the beach vegetation
plan that is part of the beach renourishment project. He
also said the state is considering restricting planting dur-
ing the turtle nesting season, which could delay planting
until next fall.
Center van available to seniors
Transportation for Island senior citizens is now just a
phone call away.
Pierrette Kelly, director of Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, announced that.the center's new van is available
to transport senior citizens who need to visit the doctor, hos-
pital, or who have other vital transportation needs.
Trips must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and
a fee of between $3 and $5 will be charged to cover the cost
of insurance, gasoline and a driver.
Island officials are continuing to pressure the
county to put Island representatives on the Environ-
mental Action Commission (EAC). They are asking
each city to pass a resolution seeking representation
on an EAC review committee.
The EAC currently consists of the Manatee
county commissioners. Holmes Beach Councilman
Rich Bohnenberger recently began lobbying the
board for Island representation.
He asked officials at the Coalition of Barrier Is-
land Elected Officials meeting last week to consider
a resolution asking for relief from the Florida statute
creatingthe EAC, and inclusion by interlocal agree-
ment or representation for each charter municipality.
County Commissioner Pat Glass t6ld officials, "I
ask you to consider carefully the idea of withdrawing.
On the other hand, I firmly believe we should expand
the participation so we can have an EAC that's well
balanced. We want to put together a study group, and
we want to make sure that you have good represen-
tation. I think you want to ask that it be restructured
in a configuration that is compatible with the char-
Jack Gorzeman, the county's Environmental
Projects Coordinator, stressed, "This will be debated
for a year and nothing will be acted on until the next
legislative go-around next October. Why put yourself
in a position that this (points in the resolution) is what
you want? Get your concern that you want appropri-
ate representation out there and make it clear you
want to be part of the discussion."
Officials asked Bohnenberger to revise the reso-
lution for consideration by each city council.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 25, 1993 N PAGE 3 KI
Roundabout again a 'go' for Bridge Street
The Florida Department of Transportation has come
around again to the idea of a roundabout in
DOT officials last week blessed the traffic circle concept
for the intersection of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive, as well
as a second roundabout near Leffis Key by Coquina Beach.
The traffic circle will allow greater traffic flow than a stop
light, while allowing pedestrians easy access between the
businesses on Bridge Street and the beach.
Clem Dryden, chairman of the Bridge Street Commu-
Cleaning drains a strain say cities
By Pat Copeland
Island officials are putting their heads together to
find a cheaper way to deal with the never-ending task
of keeping the Island's storm drains flowing.
The City of Holmes Beach has been contracting
with a company based in Ft. Meyers to clean its
drains at a cost of $121 per hour, reported Holmes
Beach Councilman Don Howard at the Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials last week.
"The county has the equipment to do it," he said.
"I thought, since we belong to the same county and
pay tremendous taxes, that we should be included in
their maintenance schedule. But (County Commis-
sioner) Stan Stevens said the equipment was paid for
with gasoline taxes and we would have to pay for the
Howard said the county charges $90 per hour for
the use of the equipment and it would only be avail-
able one Saturday per month, necessitating overtime
for city maintenance personnel.
"I have a real problem with that," added Howard.
"If the equipment is in the county and we are taxpay-
ers in the county, I don't care how they bought it, we
should be on their schedule."
Anna Maria Commissioner George McKay said his
city has paid the county for the use of the equipment in
Longboat Key Commissioner Ray Metz told of-
ficials that his city has its own equipment. He said he
would find out how often it is used and explore a cost-
City to repair Key Royale Bridge
Repairs to the Key Royale Bridge will proceed in
hopes that state money to replace the aging structure will
be available next year.
Holmes Beach Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez said he is waiting on a report from Parsons
Brinkerhoff, the engineering firm retained to study the
bridge, that will offer two repair options.
'"They sent the proposals to us," explained Fernandez,
"and one of those was to think about lowering the bridge
six feet in the future."
"That would make a six-foot opening where now we
have 12 feet," said Mayor Pat Geyer. "That would cut out
all the boats except rowboats."
Fernandez said that option had been eliminated in
favor of two others one at $70,000 and one at
"One is more of a band-aid type effect," said
Fernandez. "'The other one is a longer term repair on the
The city has received mixed signals from the Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT) on the bridge replacement
funds, said Fernandez.
"Sometimes it looks like the money may be c ming,
and the next time it's coming on in July," he said. ere's
a lot of 'what ifs' and 'could bes' and I've gotten o the
point where I'd like to do something with this thing and
get it repaired."
According to Council Chairman Don Howard, the
latest word from DOT is that the design for the bridge\will
be undertaken in July 1994.
nity Redevelopment Agency, said "they gave us every-
thing we asked for" of his meeting with DOT officials.
Dryden said work on the roundabout should begin Dec.
1 and be completed by Christmas.
The problem came about Nov. 8, when DOT officials
in Tallahassee said they had problems with the round-
about plan, despite more than a year of planning review
and revisions as directed by DOT officials in the transpor-
tation district headquarters in Bartow.
Tallahassee DOT officials offered a solution then to
the roundabout problem: increase the size of the traffic
circle and wipe out the Beach Barn and Key West
Dryden, who is also the owner of Key West Willy's
restaurant, said he had a somewhat heated discussion with
DOT officials last week. The solution that was reached
has the roundabout at Bridge Street termed a "pilot
project" by state officials. First Street North and 3rd Street
South will be classed as "truck routes for Bridge Street"
to alleviate DOT concerns about large vehicle traffic en-
tering and exiting the area.
The Leffis Key roundabout will have a larger-diam-
eter traffic circle.
The concern with the DOT delay was about a $10,000
added expense to the city. Work is on-going in the Bridge
Street revitalization effort and, without DOT's final sign-
off on the roundabout, additional design work at the Gulf
Drive end of the street would have had to be conducted.
The resulting delay would have caused work crews to
leave the job, adding to the un-budgeted costs.
Work will now go on without delay, Dryden said.
"Everything is on full 'go,' and we will not have to slow
down anything," Dryden added.
Anna Maria City
Tuesday, 11/30:9 a.m. Charter Review
All three Island city halls and public service
departments will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25,
and Friday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving.
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S By Pat Copeland
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Street, a platted, closed street, Hoplims BeaDh City 'oun-
cil agreed'to work with all of the affete d property own-
ers in the area to inake their lots accessible.
The problem was last addressed in April,when the city
agreed to pay one third of the cost to provideaccess to four.:
lots. Thecity's portion was not to exceed $3,000. At that d me.
couricil tld'lot ownet Dave Moynihan to proceed with a
drainage plan and work with other property owners.
Propertyowners JJacqueline Licata and Rosalie Licata -
Brennan objected to the original location of the drainage
At Thtirsday's' meeting, Moynihan explained, "The
engineer revised the proposed drainage and made it more
equitable on 5th Avenue by centralizing the swale. We got
the bids in and it was very disappointing. The whole scope
of the project was expanded because of Swiftmud input."
Swiftmud requires four drainage swales said
Moynihan, and the project bids were nearly double what
Moynihan asked council to help get the project in
motion agaii by considering g opening the street to make
six lots buildable, increasing the city's tax revenue or,
expand the project to include all the properties on thestreet
and consider a'street assessment.
The council's portion of $3,000 .as predicated.in an
estimate of $9,000 which was .made before"the new,
Swiftmud regulations doubled the size of the project.
"I'm on hold," Moynihan said. "It's a city street Maybe
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7bIandagvinDaeyinow counwysestr eAmerican:
mix. ib's a day born out of the ravages of hunger to be-
comean e wavering blend of family, festival, food, pa
triotsm and religion
The beginning of the best known "thanksgiving"
started in December 1620 when 105 Immigrants from
England landed at Plymouth, Mass. As they set foot on
America for the first time, they faced a cold and unyield-
ing land, a potential enemy described as "Indian," and
incredibly shoddy shelter for winter. If they had turned,
they'd have watched the stem of their ship, the Mayflower,
returning home empty.
Through prayer and tenacity, 55 of the immigrants
made it through their first winter. Thanks to Tisquantum,
an Indian of the Wampanoag tribe, whom the colonists
befriended and named Squanto, the small band of settlers
learned to plant New World crops of corn and squash,
where to fish and how to hunt Left to their own resources,
the colonists surely would have died. none of the seeds
they had brought with them from England except for
barley produced crops.
Their first autumn harvest was plentiful and ensured
the colony enough food to make it through their second
winter. The governor of the colony called for a "harvest
home," a celebration to God in thanks for the harvest -
not athanksgiving.If he had mandated a"thanksgiving,"
the settlers would have spent the "holy days" in prayer and
fasting dedicated to the Almighty.
As possibly the first effort in American politics, the
55 colonists invited 90 neighboring Indians to share in
their three-day-long harvest home festival. Four English-
women and two teenage girls, the only females who sur-
vived the settlers' first winter, prepared a gargantuan feast
composed of venison (no record of wild turkey), boiled
pumpkin, corn bread and cakes, wild fruit and nuts, oys-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER S NOVEMBER 25, 1993 PMAES
ss, clams and fish, a punctuated with gnmes iAn dis- the Massachuseto l Bay Co y ecoed In 163
pays ofamiusket and huting power, creating a rty be. As years psed, cep of ta sgiigs turned
tweenapope present from religion to cvhoidays
But, could celebrations held before 1621 be the real During the America Revoludion, days of public
otherofourThanksgving? 's possible- at least as thanksgiving, celebrated with food and turkey shoots,
far as the states of Texas, Florida, Maine, Virginia and punctuated the successes of the Coninental Annrmy, setting
Massachusetts are concerned. a precedent for proclaiming holidays to honor important
DianaKarterAppelbaumin her book "Wianksgiving, public events and causes.
an American Holiday, an American History" tells the pre- In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln listened to Mrs.
1621 tale: Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of "Godey's Lady's Book,"
In May 1541, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, a who had maintained a 30-yearletter-writing campaign-to
Spaniard exploring the area now known as Arizona, New all state and federal governments insisting there should be
Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, held a thanksgiv- one, and only one, national day of thanksgiving.
ing celebration with his men after finding abundant food, By proclamation, Lincoln pulled our country's re-
fresh water and pasture for their horses in the Texas Pan- gional thanksgivings into a national one by proclaiming
handle. The event is acknowledged by a marker placed by two national days of thanksgiving: the first to be cel-
the Texas Society, Daughters of the American Colonists ebrated in August in celebration of the Union Army's
in 1959 along highway 217, just outside Canyon Texas. success at Vicksburg and the second to take place on the
The plaque begins, "Feast of First Thanksgiving last Thursday of November our Thanksgiving Day.
1541..." Celebrating Thanksgiving Day during the Civil War
Near present-day Jacksonville, Fla., a small colony of can be credited with establishing the game of football as
French Huguenots established a settlement and on June a holiday norm bearded Union soldiers replaced tur-
30, 1,564, their leader, Rene de Laudonniere, recorded key shoots with playing football after eating a meal of
"We sang a psalm of Thanksgiving unto God ..." The turkey and trimmings sent to them from the folks back
colony was wiped out in 1565 by a Spanish raiding party, home.
but the site is marked by the Fort Carolina Memorial, a Thanksgiving Day lay quietly at the tables of America
replica of the original fort on the St Johns River. until 1939 the year President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Maine's claim to the first thanksgiving derives from advanced Thanksgiving Day by one week. Roosevelt tried
an early attempt at settlement under the charter of the Ply- to move the sacrosanct holiday in order to give retailers
mouth Company, led by George Popham in 1607. The an extra week of Christmas shopping, but his idea failed.
Popham colonists arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec On May 20, 1941, he moved it right back to where the
River in Maine in August 1607 and held a service of American people wanted it to be.
thanksgiving in gratitude for a safe voyage and landing. Today, in 1993, Thankgiving Day still works its
This event allows Maine historians to claim still another magic to bring families together from far and wide to
"first Thanksgiving." share in the heritage of our true American mix.
Other early thanksgiving celebrations took place in As Islanders, we add our own thankful touch be-
Jamestown, Va., in 1619, and there was a celebration in fore we set our tables we blow the sand off first.
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So, how old are you?
This issue ofThe IslanderBystander is the first issue
of our second year as your Island newspaper. We plan to
be here to serve you for many more years.
One year isn't much in terms of longevity in the news-
paperbusiness. TheLongboat Observer has been publishing
forever 15 years. ThePelican Press aweeldy widelydistrib-
uted on Siesta Key and in Sarasota, has published for more
than 25 years.
We can't thank all of you enough for reading, adver-
tising, subscribing and caring about thepaper because
that's what made our first anniversary possible.
We're starting our second year with a big increase in
our circulation. Thanks to all of you, we've been hard
pressed to keep our newspaper boxes full.
Right now, we'd like to know how long other Island
businesses have been "in business." We're compiling a list
to publish.and recognize Island business leaders in the
future, so please let us know. Call 778-7978, fax us at 778-
9392 or drop us a line at 5400A Marina Drive, Holmes
We all have something tobethankful for on thursday,
Thanksgiving Day. Be thankful you live in paradise ... on
Anna Maria Island. We're thankful to be here for you!
Just so you know, your effort to submit your comments
to DOT at the recent public hearing was for nothing.
Unless you stood up and said, "I'm for the 65-foot
bridge," or "I'm against the 65-foot bridge," you weren't
counted in the analysis that DOT District Secretary David
May submitted to the MPO this week... moments before
the MPO voted NOT to reconsider the proposed 65-foot
bridge on Manatee Avenue.
If you said you were for rehabilitation, or any other al-
ternative, without expressly stating that you were opposed to
the 65-foot bridge, you weren't counted in the 940 opposing
written and verbal comments. May reported that the hearing
resulted in 374 comments in favor of the 65-foot bridge.
The totals included petitions submitted at the hearing.
The totals did not reflect any comments or letters sent
DOT prior to the advertisement of the hearing.
MPO members did not even see the analysis before they
voted NOT to reconsider. It wasn't in their packet. It was re-
ferred to by May, but not read or submitted for therecord. May
said there were no new reasons for the opposition to the
bridge, but he cited the reasons given by the persons for the
65-foot bridge health, safety and welfare.
Weren't those the reasons given in opposition?
It was an exercise in futility for all of us.
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Bury it, don't build up
Why not a tunnel?
Seriously, a tunnel can prove less expensive and a lot
less unsightly than a 65-foot, fixed-span bridge.
David Reid, former Islander now residing in
W. Hollywood. Calif.
Manatee High has great
freshmen football season'
Congratulations to the Manatee High Freshman Foot-
They ended their season 6-0 with great coaching by
Joe Roberts and staff and alot of hard work from the team.
All of the players deserve credit (70 some), of course,
but we had 10 boys from Holmes Beach and Anna Maria
City on the team who deserve some recognition. ,
The are: Billy DiPaola, Mike O'Connor, Luke
Marler, Mike Doyle, Tony Geraldi, Anton Jones, Andrew
Brownewell, JeremyLangford, Kevin Bergquist, and Pat
Great job guys, and thanks for a fun football season.
Maureen and Vinnie DiPaola, Anna Maria City
Island businesses come through
The Parent Teacher Organization of Anna Maria El-
ementary School would like to thank the Island businesses
who helped make the PTO's principal fundraiser, the Fall
Festival, a success. Without their support the PTO's job
would be much more difficult.
A heartfelt thank-you goes to: Cafe Robar, Cafe on the
Beach, Sign of the Mermaid; Crown & Thistle, D. Coy
Ducks, Island Inn, Linda's Sunny Side Up Cafe, Beach Bis-
tro, Smurfs Dell, Sweet Spoone, Peach's, Anchorage, Rotten
Ralph's, he's', Leverock's, The Mutiny Inn, Moore's Stone
Crab, Duffy's Tavern, Bridge Tender Inn, Gulf Drive Cafe,
Chez Andre, Caio!, Uncle Dan's Place, Harry's Continental
Kitchen Isabelle's, Sandbar, Beach House Restaurant, Mar
Vista, JD Food Mart and Deli, Island Seafood,; The Centre
Market, IGALongboat Key, Head toToe Salon, Head Quar-
ters, Hair Motions, Bob's Hair Care, Massage Therapy of
Anna Maria, Harlan's 1 Hour Photo, Touch of Class Dry
Cleaners, Barb's Video, Just for Fun Arcade, Oakmont 8
Theaters Shucker's, Blckbuster Video, Harrington House,
RoBlg WvaasCMlag mH*oldhyILal VnboatKey.H3l's
Motel, Nations Bank, Exit Art, Captains Marina, Barefoot,
Trader, AMIWest, Island Discount Tackle, Cannons Marina,
Herons Watch, Mr. Roberts, Key T-shirt, LongboatPackage
& Video, Wave Zone, Whistle Stop, Irene's, Island Hardware,
Sterling Anvil, Sand Dollar Gift Shop, Anything Goes,
LaPensee Plumbing, The Chameleon, Jim Mixon Insurance
Inc., Betsy Hills Real Estate, Green Real Estate, Fran Maxon
Realty, Island Real Estate, Smith Realtors, Mike Norman
Realty Inc., Dick Wagner Realty Inc., A Paradise Realtor Inc.,
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria and Old Florida Realty.
Millie Torres, president,
Anna Maria Elementary PTO
New bridge is insane idea
In the Islander's Nov. 11 issued you printed an opinion
entitled "New Bridge Will Save Much Dinero," which stated
we need a 65-foot, fixed-span bridge because we would save
millions of gallons of gas by not having to wait for a'lousy"
sailboat going through the Manatee bridge.
I do not venture to guess whether the writer's estimate
of wasted gas is correct. Neither do I venture to guess how
much it will cost in extra gasoline and diesel fuel for cars
and trucks, to maintain momentum when negotiating a 65-
foot-high span. But let's assume that in either case the
wasted money is about the same. On a serious matter like
this, however, there should be no guesswork.
Should the high span become a dreadful reality
(heaven forbid), then we can really talk about WASTE. I
bet your life that the Florida taxpayers will be appalled
when the REAL figures surface. We should, therefore, do
everything in our power to stop this incredibly insane idea
of a mega-bridge. Our Island would never be the same.
As far as that sailboat is concerned, sailors do not need a
high bridge so they caneasily sail underit. Sailors arereason-
able people who are quite preparedto wait for the drawbridge
to open, especially with the knowledge thattheir hard-earned
money is used in an intelligent fashion and not wasted ori a
concrete monstrusity. Andthatphilosophy should also apply
to the users who go OVER the bridge.
Drawbridges arepartoftheye-pleasing scenery herein
water-rich Florida. Just the idea that the Manatee bridge can
be updated ata fraction of the cost ofa mega-bridge without
endangering the environment, under and above the water,
makes our faithful dawtldge look better all the time.
S.ians W MorMat HonA:M s B=ew
THOSE WE THE BAY
Part 10, What's In a Name?
by June Alder
The Palma Sola Hotel and wharf on Warner Bayou in the 1880s.
Having made a tidy fortune during the
Civil War arming Union soldiers with his
Springfield rifles, Massachusetts arms-
maker James Warner moved to Florida in
1868, hoping the change in climate would
restore his failing health. But within a year
he was dead. His 43-year-old widow
Eleanor was left on her own to raise six
children on her bayou homestead near the
mouth of the Manatee River.
But Eleanor was a doughty and deter-
mined woman. She bought an abandoned
meeting house in the tiny village of Mana-
'tee and barged it downriver to form the
centerpiece of her high-ceilinged home in
Palma Sola (Lone Palm).
Her eldest son had the ambition of his
father and the imagination of his mother,
though not her strength of character, as it
turned out Florida was opening up to de-
velopment Fortunes were to be made, and
young Warburton Warner could hardly
wait for opportunity to come knocking.
Fate soon cooperated.
In 1870 a wealthy banker from Terre
Haute, Ind., named Curtis Gilbert moved
into a comfortable house near the
Warners. This sickly widower had a
daughter about Warburton's age. Before
long he and Helen were engaged. He was
22 and she was 24 when they got married
in 1872 and set up housekeeping with
Helen's father, so she could care for him
in his declining years.
Upon his death Helen, as Curtis's
only heir, came into possession of the
house and a substantial sum of money.
This gave Warburton the wherewithal to
launch the Palma Sola Development
Company and to proceed with building
a long wharf with what was purported to
be the largest general store between Cedar
Key and Key West (except for Tampa);
a warehouse big enough to contain an en-
tire schooner-load of ice from New En-
gland (customers were charged 25'cents
a pound); and a sawmill.
By 1881, a ship a day was docking at
Warner's Wharf with cargo and guests
for the two-story, 21-room Palma Sola
hotel where Eleanor served the shore din-
ners that made her famous.
Meanwhile, Warburton was buying
land. Lots and lots of it, along 22 miles of
coastline down to Sarasota Bay, and in-
land, too (Warburton was into phosphate
mining for a while). Eventually he owned
or was sales agent for a total of 13,000
acres most of it purchased from the
U.S. government for a dollar an.acre,,To
keep out wandering herds of cattle, he
built a fence five miles long about where
Bradenton's 34th Street is today.
Warburton put out a booklet in 1884
that touted Palma Sola as "The Youngest
and Largest Town in Florida" a state-
ment at least 50 percent true. He enticed
journalists down from New York to write
puff pieces, and took prospective land
purchasers to his upriver logging camp to
see alligators in the wild.
A promoter Warburton was, but he
wasn't keen on sticking to business. He
relished the high life and took to hobnob-
bing with the likes of railroad magnates
Henry Plant and Henry Flagler while
Helen stayed home and managed finan-
One night in a poker game in Ybor
City, Warburton lost a passel of choice
waterfront lots to cattle baron Ziba King.
Furious, Helen took matters into her own
hands. (She had been astute enough to go
to court and get the right to buy and sell
as a "free-agent" without her husband's
permission.) She made a deal with King
to trade the entire stock of her store for the
deeds to the properties Warburton had
Warburton's metropolis never ex-
isted except in his imagination. When the
sawmill, the store and part of the wharf
burned up in the early '90s they were
never rebuilt. The Palma Sola Hotel was
torn down around the time Warburton
Warner died in 1930.
It wasn't until the 1970s that the
Warner Bayou area became the heart of
what Warburton perhaps had seen in his
dreams the upper-crust Riverview
Boulevard neighborhood of today where
the good life is lived by Bradenton's doc-
tors, lawyers and executives.
1920s Palma Sola Park
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The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will have an
"Opening" reception to feature the work of Island pho-
tographer Melody Kramer on Sunday, Nov. 28, from 1
to 4 p.m. at the Artists Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island
Shopping Center, in Holmes Beach.
The public is invited and admission is free.
Community Christmas tree
to be lighted
Roser Memorial Community Church on Pine Av-
enue in Anna Maria City invites the Island community
to a public Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration and ser-
vice on Sunday, Nov. 28, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. outside the
main doors to the church sanctuary.
The half-hour program will include songs by the
Community Youth Chorus and the Church's Adult
Choir. Bring chairs.
Thanksgiving day service at
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6300 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, invites the public to Thanksgiving Day
Service on Thursday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m.
A Children's Room will be provided for small children.
Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach is
sponsoring a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 28,
from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Homemade pancakes, sausage,
orange juice and coffee complete the menu.
Adult tickets are $2.50 and children's are $1. There will
also be a homemade bake sale the morning of the breakfast.
Woman's Club hosts
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc., a mem-
ber of the National Federation of Women's Clubs, will
present a Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, at 12 p.m.
Ches's of Holmes Beach is preparing the luncheon.
Tickets at $5 each may be purchased by calling Mable
Peltier at 778-5432.
Members are asked to bring a children's toy to be
donated to Island Christmas '93, sponsored by All Island
Seniors sign up for
Anna Maria Island Forever Young will hold its
Christmas luncheon on Monday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The cost is $4 and reservations must be in by Friday,
Nov. 26, at the center.
The luncheon will be catered by Boston Chicken and
the Sarasota-Manatee Community Orchestra will pro-
vide the entertainment. Bringing a plate of cookies or
other goodies will be appreciated.
Call the center at 778-1908 for more information.
Art League conducts art classes
The Anna Maria Island Art League will begin a new
art class session on Jan. 3. Classes are taught in five-week
sessions and registration is available now.
Classes include watercolor, oil and pastels, beading
on a loom, Sumi-e Japanese painting, calligraphy, oil and
acrylics and colored pencil drawing.
A list of instructors and class dates as well as regis-
tration requirements are available from the Art League
by calling 778-2099.
'Barefoot in the Park'
Auditions for "Barefoot in the Park," the Neil Simon
comedy hit, will be held at the Island Players Theatre,
Gulf Drive and Pine Street, Anna Maria City, on Sunday,
Dec. 5. at 7:30 p.m.
Geoffrey Todd, director, requires a cast of two
women and two men, one each in their 20 or 30s, and one
each of mature years. For information call 792-3986.
Mistletoe Bazaar at Roser
The Woman's Guild of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, will hold
its Mistletoe Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9:30 a.m.
to2 p.m. , . . . .
Islatulr Plwlo: Joy Coutint
Aiming to help Islanders
All Island Denominations, composed of six Island
churches, is coordinating Island Chirstmas '93 to help
Island-only low-income families and individuals have a
Merry Christmas. On Wednesday, Dec. 1, Island
Christmas '93 will be located at the former Ace
Hardware store in the Anna Maria Center on East Bay
Dr. in Holmes Beach, north of Walgreen's. Financial
donations, new or nearly new clothing for people of all
ages, and non-perishable food, including canned hams,
are urgently needed. Contact Island Christmas '93 as
of Dec. I at 778-5050 for information about donating
turkeys and cash donations. Volunteers are also needed
from Dec. I to Dec. 22 to shop, wrap, and deliver items
to recipients. Spearheading the All Island Denomina-
tions effort are Dan Kilts (left), pastor of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach, and Chairperson
Jeanette Cashman of Holmes Beach.
'Claude Pepper' program at library
Friends of the Island Branch Library will present Dr.
Kelly Reynolds in "An Afternoon with Claude Pepper"
on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Walker-Swift Meet-
ing Room of the branch.
Reynolds will portray Claude Pepper (1900 1989),
one of Florida's most colorful, controversial and outspo-
ken politicians whose career spanned 60 years in and out
of office. Reynolds is a member of the Florida Humani-
ties Council Speakers Bureau, which is an affiliate of the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
The public is invited and there is no charge for the
program. For additional information call the branch at
Build a Gingerbread House
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach invites
third-grade students or older, to learn to build a Ginger-
bread House with Debra Kraner on Wednesday, Dec. 8,
from 7 to 8 p.m.
Registration is limited to 20 and partners are required.
Information is available at the library desk.
Classical concert at Roser
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus, conducted by Alfred Gershfeld, will perform
Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria City.
The concert will include CANTATA No. 48, "Christ-
mas Symphony" by F. J. Haydn; "Ave Verum Corpus" by
W.A. Mozart; "Alleluja Chorus" from "Veni Sanctus
Spiritus" by W. A. Mozart; and many other pieces.
Solos will be performed by alto Chorrellis Charlson;
tenor Brent Kuykendall; and on oboe, Mary Lou Koulman
and Willem Bartelsman.
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Local country collectibles Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Entertainers and organizers alike take their final bow after the roof-liftin' "Nashville Now" country and western
show held Friday at the Anna Maria Island Community Center as part of the Artists Guild's Heritage Week
program. Left to right are professional guitarist John Hamilton; Mercedes Thornburg, Artists Guild president;
Dottie McChesney and Art Ballman, directors; professional singer Penni Lyn; and should-be-professional singer
Linda Greig, owner of Linda's Sunnyside-up Cafe in Holmes Beach. Behind the group is the ever-talented Heri-
tage Week Country Band.
Cope with holiday stress at MCC
Instructor Cathleen Shears will present a guide to "Holi-
day Survival" on Thursday, Dec. 2, at Manatee Community
College Bradenton Campus at 5840 26th St. W.
She will also present a program, "Beating the Holi-
day Blues," on Thursday, Dec. 9.
Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. and the fee is $6 for each.
For more information, call MCC at 755-1511, ext. 4203.
Free children's immunizations
Free immunizations for infants to 12th students will
be available at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter on Friday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The program is sponsored by the Manatee Public
Health Unit. Participants are to bring a copy of their shot
records and, if a Medicaid recipient, bring Medicaid card.
Senior Forum series at MCC
Manatee Community College Senior Forum Series will
begin on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Bradenton Campus.
Corporal Pat Morris of the Manatee County Sheriffs
Department will discuss "Senior Adults and the Law" on
Thursday, Dec. 2.
Retired Colonel Albert R. Haney, author of "Operation
Primrose," will discuss his U-boat experiences and offer some
surprising information about WW IH on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
On Thursday, Dec. 9, well-known lecturer Rosemary
Near's subject will be "Practical Intuition."
U. S. Congressman Dan Miller will speak on Tues-
day, Dec. 14, as the concluding event of the forum.
Islander Photo: Amy Newman
Theatrical drama at MCC
The drama, "Whose Life is it Anyway?," pits patient
against doctor in a life-and-death struggle. Michelle
Morgan plays Claire, a paralyzed sculptor, and Tyler
Yurckonis is Dr. Scott in the Manatee Community
College Studio 84 production. Evening performances
are at 8p.m., Nov. 19-20, 23-24 and 27, and matinees
at 3 p.m. are Nov. 21 and Nov. 27.
Advance tickets for the 20-program series, which
includes the spring series beginning Feb. 1, is $30. The
fee for individual programs is $3. All events take place
on Tuesday or Thursdays at 2 p.m. in Room 6044 of the
MCC Nursing Building.
For more information, call 755-1511, ext. 4203.
Off Island happenings
American Littoral Society will host a Palmer Point
Restoration Project on Little Sarasota Bay's Palmer
Point on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. If you wish
to participate, call the society in Sarasota at 951-0884 or
Sarkozy at 966-7308 for details.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will take
a field trip to Ellenton and environs on Wednesday, Dec.
1. Visitors are welcome and should meet at Colony
Cove, Harmony Hall parking lot at 8 a.m. and bring a
picnic lunch. For further information, call 729-7884.
A "Christmas by the Sea" concert by Manatee
Community College Wind Ensemble, will feature holi-
day favorites and two famous John Phillip Sousa
marches with seaside themes. The show is Thursday,
Dec. 2, at Neel Auditorium, Bradenton. Call 755-1511,
ext. 4240 for ticket information.
The Longboat Key Community Center now offers
two nights of line dance instruction, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Partners are not necessary.
Cost is $3 per class. Call Sherry at the center at 383-3136
for further details.
The Art League of Manatee County announces re-
ceiving dates for its "Small Works" exhibition. Art
works in any media, dimensions not to exceed 20 inches
in height and width, will be received Tuesday, Nov. 30
and Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the league, 209 9th St. W. in
Bradenton. Three entries per person will be accepted.
Call 746-2862 for fees, awards, and an event schedule.
The Manasota Genealogical Society will hold a
meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Central
Main Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. The
topic will be, "Researching Through the Mail." The
public is welcome.
The Wal-Marts on Manatee Ave. W. and Lockwood
Ridge Road are donating the sales received from 5 a.m.
to 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, to the Boys & Girls Club
of Manatee County, to help the club's funds shortage.
The comedy, "You Know I Can't Hear You
When the Water's Running," will be presented by the
Players of Sarasota from Friday, Nov. 26, through Sun-
day, Dec. 5. Call 365-2494 for ticket information 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. weekdays.
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S, in conjunction with the Avenue Of The Flowers Shop-
ping Center, will present the fifth annual "Art on the
Avenue" show on Saturday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Friends of Manatee County Central Library will spon-
sor a Book and Curio Sale on Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Central Library in Bradenton.
Ringling School of Art and Design's Selby Gallery will
host the exhibition "Photoglyphs: Works by Rimma
Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin" Sunday, Dec. 5, through
Jan. 22. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, Dec.
5,4 to 6 p.m. The gallery is located at Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Way, one block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Information, call 359-7563 or 351-4614.
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Musical mayhem at Players IslanderPhoto: Joy Courtney
Who knows what evil sadistic dentist Orin (center), Allan Kollar, has in store for Audrey (left), Shawn Marie
Robinson, as her ineffective beau Seymour (Jim Lovegrove) looks on in "Little Shop of Horrors" opening at the
Island Players Dec. 2. Will it be Seymour and the something else that saves her?
Crazy musical opens
at Island Players
Mix together a Faustian theme, a musical romp to-
ward the End of the World, a parody of science-fiction
movies and you have a hilarious "Little Shop of Hor-
rors," says Director Peter Strader.
"There have been lots of other productions of this
musical," says Strader, "all dominated by a very weird
plant in a Skid Row florist shop. The plant is a spiny
cross between a Venus Fly Trap and an avocado, and it
has a catastrophic potential. The cast has to make it all
believably ominous in an antic sort of way.
"The high caliber case in this production, together
with a fast-paced script and, especially, the delightful
music, popular but not rock-and-roll, should add up to a
lot of fun for all at the Island Players."
Book and lyrics for "Little Shop of Horrors" were
written by Howard Ashman, with music by Alan
Menken. This team also wrote the music and lyrics for
the Walt Disney hits "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin,"
and "Beauty and the Beast."
Jim Lovegrove plays Seymour the florist shop assis-
tant, who is responsible for and to the plant, which
he named Audrey II after his sweetheart, Audrey, played
by Shawn Marie Robinson. Sam McDowell enjoys the
part of Mushnik, the apoplectic owner of the shop. Allan
Kollar plays the villainous Orin, a sadistic, macho dentist,
as well as various incidental characters.
Tami Vaughan, Tracey MacLeod-and Sandi Jones
Lovegrove appear as a trio of street-smart urchins who
function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus
outside of it.
Unseen are Matt Niekrantz as Audrey II and Sal
Rabell as the voice of Audrey II.
Gary Vandeventer is music director and Sandi Jones
Lovegrove is choreographer.
"Little Shop of Horrors" opens Thursday, Dec. 2, and
runs through Sunday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $9 and are
available at the Player's box office at Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria City starting Monday, Nov. 22,
from 10 am. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Or call
the box office at 778-5755.
The Children's Galleria,
one of the many events of
Heritage Week, sponsored
. ish by of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island,
introduced children to the
tJapanese art of Gyoko, an
increasingly popular art
form. Gyoko uses a freshly
painted fish yes, a real
fish as a stamp. After the
fish is covered in color, the
"stamp" is pressed against
a white cloth fora unique
design. Gyoko was one of
ten creative activities done
by the 115 children who
attended the event. Pic-
tured doing Gyoko are
Kristopher Smith (center),
age 9, and Mark Lathrop,
age 9, both of Holmes
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By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Ahhh ... smell that turkey roasting. Thanksgiving is
probably my favorite holiday. A fire in the fireplace, good
smells in the kitchen, a cold wind roaring outside, laugh-
ter all over the house these are the characteristics of a
traditional Thanksgiving at my house.
On this special occasion, my family gets together just
to talk about what's happening in our lives. After we get
all mellowed and relaxed, we sit in the dining room gob-
bling down everything in sight.
Our annual menu consists of: turkey, cranberry sauce,
stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, squash and a choice
of either pumpkin pie or chocolate pie.
When we can eat no more, we head back to the liv-
ing room and sip hot apple cider and listen to music. Once
in a while someone will slip a tape of Christmas songs into
the stereo and we'll start to think about the rest of the holi-
days, just around the corner.
At Christmas and Chanukkah we tear into gifts. New
Year's Eve we throw-confetti and drink champagne (at
least the adults do the latter). Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's
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common. You get to spend time with your family, and
that is better than all the presents and treats in the whole
This Thanksgiving, take a new look at what you do
each year. Observe your own traditions, the things that
would more or less wreck the spirit if you didn't have
them. Play the favorite song you play every year.
Then try something new to mix with your old cus-
toms. Most of all, just sit back and enjoy this time with
the people you love. These precious moments you'll re-
member for a lifetime.
Katharine Wight is a 7th grade student at King
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Island pile-up Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Finding themselves wrapped up in a paper trail of creativity are Island visitors Jay (left), age 10, Jon, age 8, and
Sarah Cram, age 6, from Ripon, Wis. The Cram kids, grandchildren of Bill and Doris Willis of Anna Maria City,
participated in the Island Branch Library's artistic "Share the Adventure" program in celebration of National
Education Week. Island artist Woody Candish supplied a giant roll of paper, some markers and only a few
suggestions. The idea was to let children create their own artistic whateverr" and see where it will lead.
= New faces for
Island Gallery West in
Holmes Beach cel-
ebrated the expansion of
"' itsfacility and the
addition of work by new
artists during a grand
held last Saturday.
.Enjoying the festivities
are artists Lee (left) and
Bill Mears, Judy Adams
and Nancy Hawkins.
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Turtle Watch saves tremendous total of turtles for sea
By Joy Courtney
"To hatch or not to hatch" that is
the challenge put to the volunteers of the
Anna Maria Turtle Watch during every
turtle nesting season. This year the chal-
lenge was met beyond everyone's expec-
"This has been a very good year," said
Chuck Shumard, director of the Turtle
Watch. "We had the largest number of
In 1993, the Turtle Watch reported:
244 crawls spotted (versus 177 in 1992);
155 nests found (versus 102 in 1992);
16,671 eggs collected (versus 11,311 in
1992); and 14,791 hatchlings released
(versus 7,668 in 1992).
The 14,791 baby turtles the Turtle
Watch helped send to sea this year is the
highest number released since the pro-
gram began in 1981, surpassing the
program's best release year of 9,473
hatchlings in 1991.
"Some of our success was due to the
fact that they were doing beach
renourishment on Longboat Key and
some of their turtles came to Anna Maria,"
"But we would also like to believe
that some of our original hatchlings re-
leased in 1981 returned to lay their eggs,
since they usually begin nesting in ap-
proximately 12 years."
The turtle nesting season begins in
mid-May and usually lasts until mid-Au-
gust. The end of the turtle season is
marked by the hatching of the last nest
found, which takes place approximately
60 days after the eggs are laid. This year
the last nest hatched and the hatchlings
were released on Saturday, Oct. 30.
Shumard said Anna Maria Island's
End of a great turtle season Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Sixty volunteers of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch celebrated the end of a great turtle nesting season at the Dancing Bear
restaurant in Bradenton. Representing all Turtle Watchers are first-year beach walkers Fred (seated, left) and Sandy Munt of
Holmes Beach and their guest Lori Hostetter of Bradenton Beach. Behind them are Roger and Carol Schmidt ofHolmes Beach,
also first-year volunteers, and JoAnne and Joe Curtan, who have walked the beaches looking for turtle nests for three seasons.
beach renourishment was both good and
bad for the turtles.
"There was much more beach, but the
quality of the sand was bad. They could
hardly dig into it and this resulted in a
large number of false crawls. Also, many
of the nests were hard to locate."
But with a mighty band of volunteers,
"We ran with about 60 volunteers, the
same as last year," said Shumard. "We
handled the extra work because all the
volunteers gave more time and energy to
the program than ever before. Nothing got
past us this year."
The Turtle Watch thanked all its vol-
unteers with a dinner/dance at the Dancing
Bear restaurant in Bradenton in early No-
vember. The organization worked on a
contract to monitor turtle activity during
Anna Maria's beach renourishment
project for Manatee County some of
these funds were used to pay for the event.
"April 1994 will be the kickoff meet-
ing for our new season," said Shumard. "I
hope to see all of you there, along with
many new volunteers to keep our program
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Rodney Sullivan moved to Holmes Beach after his
retirement as a lobster fisherman of 40 years. He forgot
to do one thing though and that was to leave the lob-
With their claws taped closed, and their hard-shelled
bodies propelled through the water by luscious-looking
tails, Sullivan is shipping live Maine lobster to Anna
Buying them direct from his friend's boats in Maine,
Sullivan manages to keep the cold water crustacean fare
at $4.79 a pound. He also ships in other New England fish
such as strod, haddock, and scallops.
Customers who are used to seeing lobster tails on
their plates instead of in a tank will be surprised by the
crustaceans' color. They're not red, but come in differ-,
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of a goldish-brown.
"The color of the lobster's shell depends on the type
of bottom it fed off of. The shell only turns red when it's
cooked," said Sullivan.
Touting his home state's largest industry, Sullivan
would like to see Islanders eating lobster one a week.
"Lobster has been branded adelicacy, special occasion
food.Perpound, it's the sameas steak,"he said. "It'salso high
in protein, low in calories, high in iodine and is not high in
cholesterol. That is a misconception. The cholesterol comes
from the stuff people put on the lobster."
Sullivan said he will answer any questions customers
may have about cleaning and preparing a lobster. And, for
those only interested in seeing them ready-to-eat, he'll
cook orders of one or more lobsters for $1 over their cost.
The only other piece of advice Sullivan hopes his
customers will heed is lettered on a sign next to the lob-
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Manatee Community College.
Plagued with lung problems, Willingham is valiantly
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Willingham, now a grandmother of six, raised four
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business in California. Because of her health, she moved
to Florida seven years ago and followed up on her dream.
"My kids were good in art and music and I thought
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Now in her third semester at MCC, Willingham con-
tinues taking courses but must limit her activities due to
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The Island Poet
On Thanksgiving we thank the Good Lord for His
And fill our little tummies with turkey and dressing.
But do you think we should take just one day a year,
To thank the Good Lord for those things we hold
Because we would be in a very sorry plight, I fear,
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Nov. 13, warrant arrest, 2300 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer observed the subject nearly fall into traffic,
stopped the subject and noted that he was severely intoxi-
cated. The officer performed a routine warrant check and
found an outstanding warrant, The subject was placed in
Nov. 14, possession of a forged driver's license,
recovery of a missing juvenile, 2600 block of SR 789.
While on patrol, the officer noticed a vehicle without its
headlights on exit the Circle K parking lot and proceed
north. He signaled the driver to turn on his headlights, but
the driver continued. The officer stopped the vehicle and
asked for the driver's license and registration. When the
driver opened his wallet, there were two driver's licenses
with different dates of birth and names on them. The of-
ficer asked about the two licenses, and the driver said he
had a fake license so he could drink. The officer also ob-
served alcohol and two knives in the car. The driver was
placed in custody. A officer then performed a routine
check of the passenger and found that he was a juvenile
run away from the Adolescent Recovery Center. The ju-
venile was released to the custody of his mother.
Nov. 14, warrant arrest, 100 block of Bridge Street.
While on patrol, the officer saw two men arguing. He
stopped to quell the argument, did a routine warrant check
on the men and found an outstanding warrant on one. The
man was placed in custody.
Nov. 15, found property, Cortez Bridge. The com-
plainant found a small, rusty revolver in the water by the
bridge and turned it over to the police department.
Nov. 12, assist Anna Maria Fire Department, 3000
block of Gulf Drive. A subject attempted to put oil in her
vehicle and spilled it on the hot engine which caught fire.
Nov. 13, suspicious persons, 100 block of 68th
Street Loud juveniles sitting on a bench were asked to
leave the area.
Nov. 13, disturbance, 300 block of 62nd Street. The
complainant called about a fight in progress. When the
officer arrived at the scene, several subjects ran. The of-
ficer found the subjects who said they went to the address
because they heard there was a party. When they arrived,
they maintained that several "Island guys" rushed them
and started a fight. The officer noted in his report that the
Island group had been partying and were "intoxicated,
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upset and unruly." The Island group claimed the subjects
from Bradenton had crashed the party and attacked them.
Both groups wanted to file charges against the other. Be-
cause they had all been drinking, the officer advised them
to wait a day before filing charges and cleared the area.
Nov. 14, vehicle check, 200 block of South Harbor
Drive. The officer investigated a complaint of subjects
camping in a VW van. He told them they could not camp
in the city limits.
Nov. 14, service, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. A
woman locked her keys in her car. The officer was able
to open the lock.
Nov. 15, disturbance, 5108 Gulf Drive, Driftwood
Motel. A renter was causing a disturbance and told to
Nov. 15, petty larceny, 4200 block of Gulf Drive.
A woman sold a refrigerator to a man at a yard sale. She
told the officer he paid her $50 to hold it and was to pay
the remaining $75 upon pick up, but he picked up the re-
frigerator without paying.
Nov. 15, service, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Beach. A
woman locked her keys in her car. The officer opened the
Nov. 17, petty larceny of a mail box, 7900 block of
Nov. 17, petty larceny of a hood ornament from a
Mercedes, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard.
Nov. 18, vehicle check, 200 block of South Harbor
Drive. The officer investigated a complaint of subjects
camping in a VW van. He told them they could not camp
in the city limits.
Nov. 18, burglary of a wallet from a vehicle, 500
block of 67th Street.
Nov. 18, noise complaint from a loud radio, 200
block of South Harbor Drive.
Nov. 19, battery, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock
Inn. The victim said he was standing outside the bar when
an unknown subject walked up to him and punched him
in the eye two or three times. A friend tried to get the sub-
ject off the victim, and the subject hit the friend. The sub-
ject got in a car with two other men and left the scene.
Dale Anthony DeVoid
Dale Anthony DeVoid, 32, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 19 in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Born in Burlington, Vt., Mr. DeVoid came to Holmes
Beach from Michigan 10 years ago. He was a manager of
rental apartments. He was a member of Church of the
Trinity Metropolitan Community Church. He was a mem-
ber of AIDS on Manasota.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret L., of Hol-
land, Mich.; a sister, Tamala Casteneda of Fenniville,
Mich.; and two brothers, Douglas A., of Wyoming, Mich.,
and Dwayne, of Merritt Island.
No visitation was held. Services were held at Church of
Trinity Metropolitan Community Church. Burial was in
Edgewater. Memorials may be made to AIDS of Manasota,
2080 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34237. Hawkins Funeral
Home of Sarasota was in charge of arrangements.
Eugene 'Gene' Fulford
Eugene "Gene" Fulford, 77, of Cortez, died Nov. 20
in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Cortez, Mr. Fulford was a retired commercial
fisherman. He was a member ofEmmanuel United Methodist
Church. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; a daughter, Mar-
garet Pippin of Jacksonville, Texas; two grandchildren;
and a great-grandchild.
Visitation was held Monday at Brown & Sons Fu-
neral Home. Services were held Tuesday at the funeral
home, with the Rev. John M. Bartha officiating. Burial
was in Palmetto.
Lloyd C. Petry
Lloyd C. Petry, 77, of Cortez and Toledo, Ohio, died
Nov. 20 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Toledo, Mr. Petry was a part-time resident of
Cortez for about 25 years. He retired as a superintendent
of Jeep Corp. after 35 years. He was a member of Little
Flower Catholic Church in Toledo. He was a member of
Catholic Church in Toledo. He was a member of Catho-
lic Veterans of War in Toledo. He was a U.S. Army vet-
eran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; a daughter, Joyce
Eckhart of Toledo; three sons, William L., of Holland,
Ohio; Duane A. Sr., of Riverview; and Marvin A., of
Toledo; a brother, LeRoy, of Milton; eight grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation and services will be held at a later date in
Ohio. Palmetto Funeral Home was in charge of local ar-
rangements. Burial will be in Toledo.
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O m elettes ..................................................................... $2.95 to 4.95
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How do you dress your turkey?
"Anyway you want to," say the students in Ann Russell's
.fifth grade class. Scott MacGregor (left) and Natalie Van
Wormer stand among the class' turkeys struttin' into the
holiday season dressed as cheerleaders, beach-goers, cool
dudes, and "whatever-came to mind "
.These are the "Students of
.." the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the
week ending Nov. 12.
Kneeling left to right are
Max Brickse and Ashley
Allgire. First row, left to
right are Marisa Butler,
Allie Mattice, Stephanie
Katz, Derek Burger,
Kimberly Kuizon and Elise
Mundy. Second row, left to
-- right are Melissa
Eddington, Rachel Solomon
and Jackie Carter. Back
row, left to right are Kelsey
Brockway, Travis Wicklund
and Jeremy Legrand.
Head to head
Mario Torres (left) and Sarah Kafka-
Schultz, third-grade students at Anna
Elementary School, get positioned to
play a relay game as played by children
in colonial times. A morning of playing
games and doing crafts was part of the
third-grade's study of pilgrim history.
Enjoy a traditional
Thanksgiving feast of
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native seafood, or par-
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rib. All served
with our bountiful
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100 Spring Avenue .
Anna Maria, Floi(l;d
And when you do,
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Tues thru Sat
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Thur, Fri & Sat
Reservations Suggested for Dinner
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Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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., Monday, 11/29/93
Breakfast. Cereal, Toast, Fruit
sal. lLunch: Corn Dog, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, "
S' "Sliced Peaches
S.. Tuesday, 11/30/93 .
Sl Breakfast: Toast, Cereal or Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Charbroiled Burger on Bun, Carrot Coins,
Sliced Tomato & Lettuce, Pudding
.. Breakfast: Peanut Butter Cup or Cereal,
Lunch: Beef-a-roni, Garden Salad, Wheat Roll,
Mixed Fruit Cup w/Bananas
.* Thursday, 12/2/93 *
"* 5 Breakfast: Scrambled Egg or Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Vegetable Soup, Sliced Turkey Sandwich,
.* Fruit Juice, Cookie C
.. Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit *
Beaded beauty A long ago baker of bread Lunch: Fiestado, Corn Tossed Salad, Gelatin .
All third-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary Third-grade student Abby Dahlquist, dressed as a All meals served with milk
School tried their hand at making objects of beauty out pilgrim, will work from scratch to make cranberry . . . . . . . . . .
of beads as part of their study of colonial times. bread as the colonists did over three-hundred-and-fifty
years ago. The process starts by painstakingly cutting
small fresh cranberries into quarters.
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Loin Dinner ........795 potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie.
Also Serving Drink DoorPrizes
FRESH FLORIDA STONE CRAB CLAWS PRIME RIB au Jus Drink Specials Door Prizes
Caught from our own Boats
1 lb. Dinner .................................................. $4.9e5 -- 8-...119512oz..14.95 Tickets are now on sale
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I Take out & Catering Available (Behind Rooms to Go)
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The Best Homemade Ice Cream and
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Regular menu available.
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Morning Tea Room for the Holidays.
Every Sunday thru the month of
December. 9 AM to 1 PM.
Dinner Nightly from 5 PM
Quiet on Tuesdays
9707 GULF DR, ANNA MARIA
The comer of Palm Avenue & Gulf Drive
THE HuNT CLUB
By Popular Demand
From 2:00 p.m.
Children under 8 $5.00
LIMITED MENU ALSO AVAILABLE
Poached Salmon* Prime Rib Lamb Shank
Soup or Salad
Mashed or Baked Potato, Vegetable
NO LUNCH BEING SERVED THANKSGIVING DAY
BAR MENU AVAILABLE AFTER 7 P.M.
IN THE CENTRE SHOPS ON LONGBOAT KEY
5350 Gilf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key
T 5702 MARINA DR.
SE 4 11 a.m.-7p.m.
MONDAY ENTERTAINMENT 5 NIGHTS A WEEK
0, DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS ,
4 et FROM $3.95 .1 W
Tuesday: LADIS' NIGHT $5 All You Can Drink, 9 p.m.-Close
Wednesday: B.A.R.E. (Bartender & Restaurant Employee Night)
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Thursdays:MEMBERSHIP NIGHT 2 for 1 from 1'0 p.m.-Close
Fri. & Sat.: ENTERTAINMENT* Sunday: V.I.P. Night
Happy Hour Prices All Night for Club Members
THE BAND LINE-UP
NOVEMBER 2 thru 27 Lifeguard
NOVEMBER 28 Back By Popular Demand
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The finest Italian/Spanish/Americanr '
restaurant that does breakfast too!
Just a Sampling of our Dinner Menu
Italian Specialties Spanish Delights
* Large Selection of Pasta Dishes Spanish Picadillo
* Fried Chicken Yellow Rice & Chicken
* Veal Parmigiana Cuban Sandwich
* Veal Marsala Black Bean Soup.
* Prime Rib Spanish Bean Soup
* Shrimp Pasta Spanish Pizza
* Rotini Bolognese Spanish Flan
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Hours: Breakfast, 8am-noon; Lunch, 11llam-2:00pm;
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Best wishes for a specially tasty Thanksgiving
from our family to yours...
The Islander Bystander
BEER WINE LIQUOR
7AM to 2:30AM
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THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
NOV 25, 26 & 27 9:30 PM 1:30 AM
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 25 Noon ?
ANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 25, 1993 0 PAGE 19 
Simply ... the soul of Europe
in the heart of Longboat Key.
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Adjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
Sunday Satellite Football
Monday Night Football
Free Hot Dogs Monday During Games
Tuesday Nights -
Restaurant Appreciation Drink Specials
Wed. Nov. 24
FRI & SAT
Nov. 26 & 27
9 PM to 1 AM
KITCHEN OPEN DAILY 11 AM
BANTAM PLAZA 10104 CORTEZ RD. WEST
1.5 MILES EAST FROM BEACH ON CORTEZ RD.
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r ALP RALPH'S
EVERY SUNDAY NOON
Free Wings & Happy Hour Drink Prices for Players
Double Elimination 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes
The Just Dessert
Our Key Lime Pie is made with Real Key
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one of the best in Florida.
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov 25
Open 7 Days WATERFRONT DINING
FULL MENU FULLBAR 11AM- 10 PM*
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria Anna Maria Yacht Basin
Freshly Cut & Freshly Made to Order
SOUP & SALAD BAR
Served for Lunch and Dinner
*ALL OCCASION PARTY TRAYS
*ICE CREAM CAKES
& FROZEN YOGURT PIES (ON REQUEST)
Mon-Sat 10 AM 9 PM Sunday 12 to 9 PM
Eat-In or Take-Out
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
By Popular ~ .;.
We're adding an
extra hour to
New hours 4-10PM
Caribbean Combo -
Half a rack of BBQ ribs
and a quarter of Jerk
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Negril Basted with spicy citrus
BBQ sauce... $11.95
Jerk Chicken Marinated with
Jamaican herbs and spices then char-
Port Antonio Seafood Kabobs -
Basted with rum butter... $10.95
Grouper Port Royal Chargrilled and
basted with mango chutney sauce... $9.95
Specials served with Caribbean peas &
rice, sweet and spicy cabbage, slaw & rolls.
CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
Tucked away in the village of Longboat Key
By the Bay... 760 Broadway Street
Channel Marker 39
Thurs. Nov 25 11AM 10PM
Includes Choice of.
* RoastedTurkey$1 95
* Honey Baked Ham 3
* Prime Rib or Per Person
* Roasted Leg of Lamb Children under 12 $6.95
(dinner includes salad, rolls & butter and
choice of Pumpkin, Apple or Mince Meat Pie.)
SPECIAL THANKSGIVING EARLY BIRD
Traditional Turkey Dinner 1 TO 4 PM
with all the fixin's .:. .
per person -
Thurs Nov 25 8 pm-12 am
Fri & Sat Nov 26 & 27 7 pm-1 am
LUAU SUNDAY NOV 28
Island Magic & Brian Beebe 4 pm til
JOHN G. HAMILTON
Tuesday Nov 30 8 pm-12 am
BRIAN BEEBE RETURNS
Wed & Thurs Nov 1 & 2 7 pm-12 am
Fri & Sat Dec 3 & 4 7 pm-1 am
HAPPY HOUR 2 FOR 1* 9 TO 11 PM
Buy one early bird or
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2nd of equal or lessor
value for 1/2 price.
(15% gratuity added before
discount. Valid Tues-Sun
I GET ONE
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dinner entree receive
2nd of equal or lessor
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& Sun-excluding specials)
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Thanksgiving Night ...
Live Entertainment 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM
Wed to Sat, Nov 24-27, Dec 1-4 & Dec 22-25
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IID PAGE 20 N NOVEMBER 25, 1993 m THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
The bean counters rule: guard the beach
By Bob Ardren
At least we were the prettiest.
Couldn't help noticing at the Monday MPO meeting
down in Sarasota that the Anna Maria contingent there was
the nicest-looking group in the place. Mostly wearing white
T-shirts with "Save Anna Maria" in bright orange letters, our
locals made theirs (the pro high-bridge crowd from a key to
the south) look dull and very, very old.
But to tell the truth, it was a heavy hit the Island took
that day, as the MPO wouldn't even reconsider the bridge
question. In the for-what-it's-worth department, that same
MPO group that same day stuck a 65-foot-high bridge
right in the middle of Sarasota Bay, too.
The bean counters and barbarians are having their
day. Now we'll probably have to turn to the lawyers for
help and goodness help us then.
And just when you think you've heard it all -
how government can ram things down the throat of un-
Final soccer standings
Division 1, 11- to 13-year olds
Galati Marine 10-1-1 52 pts.
LaPensee Plumbing 9-2-1 47 pts.
B&M Heating & Cooling 4-7-1 22 pts.
Island Garden Center 3-8-1 17 pts.
Pettigrew & Peak Sharks 2-10 10 pts.
Division II, 8- to 10-year olds
Island Animal Clinic 9-2 45 pts.
Moore's Restaurant 7-1-3 41 pts.
Rotten Ralph's 4-3-4 28 pts.
Manatee Sports Unlimited 5-5-1 27 pts.
D. Coy Ducks 3-6-2 19 pts.
Island Auto Body 0-11 0 pts.
U "Best Haircut on the Island"
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willing citizens listen to this one.
Without ever holding a public hearing of any kind, the
state and federal governments have decided to renourish
the beaches down in Venice with sand dredged out of the
bar protecting and nourishing Siesta Key's famous beach.
They plan to dredge 2.5-million cubic yards of sand out
of that bar, load it onto barges, tow it to Venice and then
pump it onto the beach there.
But hey, it gets even crazier/better than that.
This renourishment of south Venice beaches, basi-
cally brought about because the Venice jetties get in the
way of normal sand migration, is scheduled to continue
for the next 50 years! As I understand it, that means ev-
ery 10 years Venice will dig into the bar off Big Pass,
carry that pretty sand south and dump it on their beach.
All of this, by the way, is paid for by you, the taxpayer.
It's your U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at work. Those
same folks who brought you the Mississippi River flooding
this past summer. Just ask your midwestem relatives with
homes now in New Orleans what they think of that crew.
Well, once the residents of Siesta Key finally found
out about this sneaky little game going on, they protested
to the Sarasota County Commissioners who, as it turns
out, had approved it. But the commissioners now claim
they didn't know where the sand was coming from.
So earlier this week the state's director of the Division
of Beaches & Shores (honest), traveled to Sarasota from
the holy city of Tallahassee and laid the word on the wor-
ried residents of Siesta Key.
"Don't worry about it," Kirby Green III said in effect,
"the Army Corps of Engineers is taking care of things."
I asked the fellow after his presentation to the still-
stunned Siesta residents if he could look me in the eye and
say Siesta's beaches wouldn't be hurt by this dredging. He
replied, "I'm not going to say no damage."
So hey, it's a high bridge this year, and for God's
sake, it's time to start keeping an eye on our beach.
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Now, something pleasant.
The holidays are upon us again, and the mail is full
of catalogues. But I got one last week worth mentioning
- the catalogue of famous and historic trees.
If you're looking for an unusual and long-lasting (not
to mention fairly affordable) gift, this just might be the
answer a tree raised from the seeds of a famous or his-
For example, there's the Walden Woods Weeping
Willow grown from seed collected from trees growing in
the pristine acres where Thoreau walked and wrote in his
journal. Or how about an Andersonville Magnolia from
one of those six huge magnolias planted by Clara Barton
at Andersonville Prison in Georgia in 1865? She, as you
may recall, was the founder of the Red Cross.
There's the Patrick Henry Osage Orange, named for
the Indians who used its wood for bows. This tree, the
largest of its kind in the world, stands at the home and fi-
nal resting place of the patriot who said, "Give me liberty
or give me death."
Closer to home, we have the Thomas Edison Olean-
der from his winter home in Ft. Myers and, perhaps
strangest of all, the Napoleon Weeping Willow which
stands over his grave on the Island of St. Helena.
Dozens of famous or historic trees' descendants are
offered for sale, and many are suitable for our climate.
Virtually all of the young trees sell for $35 and are
guaranteed to survive their first year in your yard.
For your own free catalogue; just call 1-800-766-
Here's hoping your Thanksgiving is both happy
and thankful. And now that The Islander Bystanderis one
year old, I'm especially thankful to all the readers who've
helped me along the way with their comments, ideas and,
especially, by taking the time to read this column.
Thanks to each and every one of you and,
I'll see you next week.
Fish Tales Welcome!
Got a great fishing catch?
We'd love to hear your fish stories,
and pictures are welcome!
Just give us a call at 778-7978 or stop by our
office in the Holmes Beach Shopping Center.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 25, 1993 E PAGE 21 IE
Offshore action features kings, cobia and amberjack
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The best fishing seems to be offshore fishing, with
reports of everything from 70-pound amberjacks to a bar-
rage of kingfish. Backwater anglers are still finding a few
snook and reds as the perennial favorites move into their
winter holes in preparation of the cold fronts of Decem-
Offshore fishing is hot on the Miss Cortez Fishing
Fleet. Ruth said the four-hour trip is averaging 160 head
of Key West grunts, porgies and grouper. Anglers on the
six-hour trip are averaging 200 head of trigger fish, por-
gies, beelines and Key West grunts. The day-long trip is
bringing in between 45 and 70 head of mangrove and lane
snapper, grouper and Key West grunts.
Offshore kings are the words of wisdom from Chris
at Galati Yacht Basin. He said most of the action was
about seven miles offshore, and advised trolling with #3
planers and large spoons. For Bay fishermen, he said
snook have been moving into canals. Congrats to Toby
Rice, who landed a beautiful linesider last week.
Capt. Phil Shields is still doing his charters proud
with dolphin, some in the 15-pound range. He has also
been able to get a few whoppers 70-pound amberjack
are being landed by Capt. Phil while fishing offshore.
Bradenton Beach Pier fishermen have to watch the
time when they fish, according to Tom. Late morning
seems to be best for flounder, while earlier in the day grou-
per have been moving under the pier. There are also some
reports of 24-inch black drum being landed.
Cobia and Spanish mackerel are out in the Gulf. Capt.
Zack on the Dee Jay II said the last week has really seen
the Gulf action heat up some of those cobia are tipping
the scales at more than 25 pounds. Kingfish and triple tails
are also starting to show up, he said. In the backwaters,
reds are scattered and snook are starting to move into their
Snook Trout Redfish Flounder *
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/2 DAY FULL DAY CHARTERS
Bradenton, Florida (813) 794-3308
Grouper Snapper Kingfish Cobia
winter holes. Trout action is good as well, and there are
some bluefish in Sarasota Bay.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said there have been
some reports of late, big snook. Anglers at the pier are
regularly catching redfish and mackerel. And flattie fish-
ermen take note: a whopping 30-inch flounder is out there
somewhere, with a hook and line still in its mouth after
breaking the line of one unlucky fisherman.
Capt. Rick Gross said weather has slowed his fish-
ing last week. Installation of a new engine will keep him
off the water this week, but he'll be back on the water
faster than ever next week.
Snook are still on the flats off Perico Harbor Bait &
Tackle. Carl said Sunday three or four were caught on
hooks baited with shrimp. He also reports some good
catches of sheepshead.
Capt. Dave Pinkham with Gulf-to-Bay Charters
said Spanish mackerel are "biting like crazy" three to 10
miles out in the Gulf. A little farther out, he's doing well
with 25-pound kingfish and some keeper grouper.
Capt. Tom Chaya said that white bait is getting real
hard to find, but shrimp are working just fine to hook last
week's catches of snook, reds and trout.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the weather has
hampered his angling friends as well, but there are some
good reports of big snook in the Manatee River. Large,
hand-picked shrimp seem to work the best in attracting the
linesiders. Offshore, grouper has been excellent as long as
the weather is good, with pinfish working best on the end
of the line.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been doing well with
reds near the Island's docks and piers. He advises using
shrimp for bait.
On the Anna Maria City Pier, Dave said it was a
good week for snook and mackerel. Anglers were able to
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Lord Abby McHenzell caught a 65-pound cobia
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Capt. Phil Shields. McHenzell is the owner of the
Crown & Thistle Pub in Bradenton Beach.
land a couple nice-sized bonita too, as well as flounder and
On my boat Magic, I've had a mixed bag of redfish,
trout, flounder and mangrove snapper. Dr. John Sharp and
his family from Key Royale had a limit-catch of yellow-
tail and lane snapper, as well as porgies and red grouper.
Good eating there!
Good luck and good fishing.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEACH HOME Charming
ground level 3Bed/2Bath remodeled home. Heated
pool, vaulted and beamed ceilings. View of Gulf Beach
from 5 rooms. $158,000. MLS#54103. Call Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261 or 778-7780 eves.
SUNBOW BAY- Most desirable unit with great south-
ern exposure.' Fabulous vieWs of Bay and Lagoon.
Newly decorated 2Bed/2Bath unit. $110,000.
MLS#11064. Call John Green 778-2261 or 778-3167
TAMPA BAYFRONT HOME sits on large lot with gor-
geous views of Egmont Key & Skyway Bridge. Cy-
press paneling accents, new carpet, water heater &
roof.' $459,000. MLS#54177. Call Tom Nelson 778-
2261 or 778-1382 eves.
SHELL POINT CONDO 2Bed/2Bath 2nd floor unit
with panoramic view of Tampa Bay. Extended living
room overlooking water. Large storage/hobby room.
$125,000. MLS#01081. Call Bobye Chasey 778-2261
or 778-1532 eves.
KEY ROYALE Spacious 2Bed/2bath remodeled
home, all new appliances, new seawall & dock, caged
pool, low maintenance yard. Fans in every room.
$248,000. MLS#54523. Call Dick Maher 778-2261 or
OCEAN PARK TERRACE Furnished 3Bed/2Bath
condb with views of Gulf and Bay. Sundeck with wet
bar, outdoor grill. Security door, elevator, two patios.
$199,900. MLS#54490. Call Mary Ann or Janis 778-
2261 or eves.778-4931, 778-4796.
PERICO BAY CLUB "KINGFISHER" MODEL -
2Bed/2bath split bedroom plan, upgraded carpet, ce-
ramic tile, mirrors, fans, kitchen has domed lighting.
Seller may lease back. $107,000. MLS#54416. Call
Marilyn Trevethan 778-2261 or 792-8477 eves.
SANDY POINTE CONDOI 2Bed/2Bath extra nice unit I
with view of pool and just a glimpse of the Bay! Under
unit parking. $84,900. MLS#54463. Call Bill Bowman
778-2261 or 778-4619 eves.
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FEATURE OF THE WEEK
40' DOCK SAILBOAT WATER
Spacious 3BR (1835 sq ft) on deep sheltered canal to
Intracoastal. Vaulted ceilings, 4 sky lights, pools, tennis.
Area very private, ending in cul-de-sac. $219,000. Terri
YACHTSMAN'S DREAM Mariners Cove ... the ulti-
mate boating coimunhity'of Florida's West'Coast. Choose
from 3 waterfront units, 2 or 3 bedrooms and ALL the
amenities. $215,000 to $350,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
CHARMING BEACH COTTAGE Totally renovated
2BR/1.5B home across the street from the beach. Mexican
tile, tongue and groove paneling, all new appliances. This
one you must see! $113,900. Jana Chisolm, 778-7588.
PALMA SOLA BAY LOT Prestigious North West
Bradenton 1/3+ acre with unobstructed view of Palma Sola
Bay. Possible owner financing. Priced for a quick sale!
$79,900. Owner/Lister, Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prime location in Holmes
beach to own and have an income to help with the mortgage!
Lots of parking, well manicured lawn. $189,900. Wendy
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER NOVEMBER 25,1993 8 PAGE 23 I]
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
2307 Av C
4001 Gulf Dr #108
4001 Gulf Dr #105
403 39th St
6608 Gulf Dr
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
Have you dreamed of a storybook cottage on your very
own beach? Dream no morel This quaint and captivat-
ing 2 bedroom, 2 bath vintage hideaway has been com-
pletely updated, offering all the modem conveniences,
but retaining the charm of a bygone era. Listen to the
s slapping of waves from the picture perfect seaside lanai.
Enjoy cooking in the modem eat-in kitchen with tiled floor,
cabinets galore, and spellbinding water views! An expan-
sive second story studio is the perfect place to paint or
write. This could also be used as a spacious master
S a suite. Other features include hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, 2 zones for central air and heat, garage AND car-
port, plus perfectly exquisite landscaping, including many
colorful roses and impatiens. A rare Island classic for only
S3&Mc000. $375,000. Don't miss out.
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509 Christine T. Shaw...778-2847 Marcella Cornett...778-5919 Nancy Gulfford...778-2158
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* BEACHES, SUNSETS AND AMBIANCE Direct HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Beautifully reno-
Gulffront 2BR/2BA unit that is turnkey furnished. vated 3BR/2BAwaterfront residence with spacious open
Great walking beach. A proven money maker for floor plan. New custom kitchen with top end appliances,
rentals. Protected parking. All for $164,900. Call Stan lovely new pool and patio area, concrete dock with deep
Williams. water. Numerous other quality features. Offered at
S274.000. Call Dave Movnihan for details.
* 1/2 BLOCK TO GULF OR BAY from this well-
maintained, 2BR-2BA home. Double car garage,
large porch with sliding screens. Yard is landscaped
and partially fenced. Priced at $130,000. Call Tom
* GULFFRONTI Magnificent views from all rooms of
this great house. Popular rental. Expansive, sandy
beach in all directions. Priced at $349,000. Call Stan
Williams for details.
* 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, secu-
rity entrance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams.
a $1,100 INCOME Permonth from this modem duplex.
2BR/2BA each side. Amenities include dishwasher, dis-
posals, laundry room, skylights and covered parking.
Priced at $124,900. Call Stan Williams.
* SUNRISE OR SUNSET Pick your preference from
one of these 2BR-2BA Gulffront or Bay View, unfur-
nished condos. Pool, elevator and close to shopping
and restaurants. Great beach just across the street.
Priced at $86,900 and $89,900. Call Stan Williams.
* SUNSET LANDING Gulf and Bay views from the
balcony of this 2 story, unfurnished townhouse. 2BR-
2.5BA with extra storage and two carports on ground
level. Just across the street for a walk on the beach.
Priced at $119,900. Call Stan Williams.
* DIRECT GULFFRONT Newly listed turnkey fur-
nished apartment in popular Sunset Terrace Condo-
minium. Experience the best of Gulffront living for
only $128,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy Gulf views from
this fumished 2BR-2BA. Exceptional Gulffront com-
plex with large pool, sandy walking beach, secured
elevator-lobby and quality throughout. Offered at
$164,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* BAY WINDS Direct Bayfront apartment with great
views of Bay and Intracoastal waterway. Short walk to
beach and shopping. Excellent Island second home with
strong rental opportunity. 2BR-2BA with under cover
parking. Priced at $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
* 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
* LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, dose to beach
and shopping, large pool and recreation area, garage and
storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
* HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE 2BR 2BA home
with short walk to excellent beach. Well-maintained
and has 1,000 square foot garage and storage area.
Offered at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
PAGE 24 W NOVEMBER 25, 1993 THE ISLANDER BYSANDER
Anna Maria Island
Great Selection of
Beachfront Bayview Gardenview
Weekly rates from $500.00
Monthly rates from $1,200.00
Contact: Debbie Dial
Michael Saunders & Company
Ucaut dRal E rstti
3222 East Bay Dr., Hohnes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275
BUY ITI SELL IT! RENT IT!
And be sure to say you saw it in the
pages of The Islander Bystander!
SUPERB RESIDENCE in Holmes Beach. Enjoy the
sumptuous solar heated pool at this three bedroom, two
bath home with a two car garage. Spacious master suite
with 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.
GRAND WATERFRONT HOME: in Key Royale. Al-
most totally refurbished with white ceramic tile
throughout this three bedroom beauty that has breath-
taking views overlooking 90 ft. of your own seawall.
This prestigious home can be yours for $305,000. For
your personal tour, call Dick Rowse at 778-2003 or
Sandy Greiner at 778-3794 eves.
ANNA MARIA SAILBOAT WATER: 3 bedrooms, 2
baths, den, family room, screened lanai, private court
yard, garden-like setting, walk to beach. One year
Buyer's Warranty. Priced sat $239,000. Please call Carol
Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
REDUCED- SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON II: Contem-
porary three bedroom, two bath, three level Island
home on two deep water lots with pool, dock and dav-
its. Entire package at $469,000 or will sell home sepa-
rately for $339,000 if home closes first. Adjoining lot
with pool, $130,000. For a personal showing call
Debbie Walther, 794-6295 eves.
ISLAND GETAWAY -Laz-Y-Liv-N condo with two
bedrooms and one bath. On site management, pool,
one block to beach. Furnished. $69,900. Call Marion
Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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Lowest Priced Unit at island Village. Enjoy spa-
cdous beach living in this over 1300 square feet 2BR,
2BA unit Located near both beach and shopping, life
can be good for just $98,900. Call Ken Rickett at
Zoned C-3 Holmes Beach Industrial Center. Ground
level and upper floor work area. Presently leased.
Priced at $48,900. Call Lynn at 778-4800.
Efficiency Unit in a Gulffront complex. Nicely fur-
nished with washer and dryer. Heated pool and miles
of great walking beach. Reduced to $68,000. Call
Dennis at 778-4800.
Playa Encantada- Beautifully furnished 2BD/2BA
unit overlooking pool and jacuzzi with views of the
beach. Quality.Gulffront complex with tennis and
Picture Perfect 3BR/2BA canal home at prime
AnnaMaria location. Fruit trees, hot tub, boat lift and
more. $229,000. MUST SEE! Call Ken at 778-3026.
WEST BAY COVE condo ... Delightful view of the
Bay from a prime downstairs unit. 2 bedroom/
2bath, domed ceiling kitchen, tile entry. Berber
carpets. #54534 $145,000. Lu Rhoden. 778-2692.
JUST LISTED ... Cortez Road condo w/dock near
beach. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Views of canal & Palma
Sola Bay! Needs a little TLC- priced to sell.
$76,900. Call Robert St. Jean. 778-6467 anytime.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDSl $169,000... Unique
canalfront property in Anna Maria City offers
extra large lot, caged pool & a short walk to the
beach. Supreme seclusion. Call Roni McCuddin
today at 778-5585.
... RENTALS ... SEASONAL ... RENTALS
MARTINIQUE! ... 2 bdrm, 2 bath, $2500 mo+ tax.
WESTBAY COVE! ... Large 1 bdrm, heated pool,
walk to beach shopping. Available Dec, Jan, Apr.
LUXURY CANAL FRONT HOME! ... 2/3 bed-
rooms, spa, fireplace, extras. $3000/mo + tax.
Call T. Dolly Young, 778-5427
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$157,000. Call Rose for details.
778-2261 or after hours 778-7780.
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ONLY $96,000 for quiet waterfront 2 bedroom, 2 bat
turnkey furnished, large condo. Master bath extra
shower. Great rental! Pool, spa, exercise room. 4138.
JUST 5 MINUTES to the beach from exclusive
community. Turnkey furnished. Tennis, pool, putting
green, Security guard. Easy to rent. #54307. $105,000.
NORTH BEACH VLLAI House filled with sunshine and
breezes. Spacious floorplan, all white kitchen, 3
bedroom. Steps to beach. $142,000. #51390.
GULF BEACH PLACE only $244,900 for large turnkey
furnished condo w/extra storage. Enclosed balconies
overlooking Gulf. Super Gulf & Bay views. #54139.
BEAUTIFUL LARGE DIRECT GULFFRONT condo!
Decorated in peach, wall of mirrors in living room. Light
& bright a panoramic view of Anna Maria's sunsets.
ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME gives bright, open
impression. Fireplace. Carpet & ceramic tile throughout.
Corian counters, European cabinets. Screened deck w/
spa, inside utility room, partially floored attic. Many more
extras! $159,900. #54135.
TWO CONDOS directly on Gulffront. Turnkey furnished,
2bed/2bath. Great rentals. Only $99,900 each.
ISLAND VILLAGE! $145,000 #54486. Newly decorated
and furnished. Covered parking, extras storage. Steps to
beach. Tennis. Excellent Rental!
Call Karin Stephan
Now 778-0766 or 388-1267 Eves.
The Prudential (, Florida Realty
5340-I Gulf Dr *-Holmes Beach FL 34217
5340-1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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I T E M F O R S A L E T E M S F O R S L E E
KAY COSMEI. F F v lLITZER SPINEY~ NiF. E ent' cohdltion
MAY KAY COSMETICS Free acals. Free delivery. AMF Exercise bike wifl weighted wheel and
Cal onna Jean 383-3202. djistable tension $75. 778-7327.
COMPUTER Tenex Turbo 286-12, with .2 floppy 5.5, A 'NUNE NS
star printer, 14" color monitor. Almost new, boxed with. ND LOCKSMITHand Golf Sp has moved! Our
boh s and cords. 400. 778-685.; SLAND LOCKSMITHand Golf Shop has moved! Our
,, : c : .$ riew location s 31558th St., Holmes Beach. Sani a
COMMODORE COMPUTERS 128,2-64 keyboards, phohe number 778-1661.
14" eolor monitor; printer,. disk drives, all books and . .,
cords. $250. 778-6835. -' YOGA .LASSES ir -olmesBeach._BeginniAd-
PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete camera system.
ready for Xmas! NIKON EM with 50 mm, auto winder,
strobe, plus:28 mm, 70-300 zoom. lenses, bag, filters,
etc. Complete $450. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A re-
lentless rush! For skating information and sales call
LARGE TREADMILL DP $90. Wood table with glass
top and 4 chairs. $85. 778-5587.
FUTON with frame that folds into small couch. Almost
new. $150. 778-7710 ..
DINING TABLE w/large glass oval top, haystack rat-
tan base with 6 off-white cushioned chairs in new con-
dition, $1700. Now $800 OBO. Also large oil paintings.
Steiotype machine $100. 5' Christmas tree $20. Also
ornaments and lights. Levelor mini blinds-(68" X 36")..
$25.; Lady Schick hairdryer $20. 778-7107.
BEIGE SLEEPER couch. Good condition. $75. 778-
ANTIQUE SPOOL BED Cherry wood, Jenny hind
style. Double size. $750 neg. 778-1119 after 6 p.m.
MARANTZ transceiver. Never used. Best offer. 778-.
1119 after 6 p.m.
ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER Sears. Excellent condition.
FULL SOFA BED Good condition. $150. 778-9264.
Deep Water Canaifront Home
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Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
| MLS 1-800-741-3772 Eo 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS WEEK
vancea end oen.or classes. ianrnin 1 Leui uri rui
6 weeks. Calt 778-3892 for-enrdllment information.
WH ? T-h-FOR KIDS ONLY
WHAT? The SecrelShop
WHERE? Anna Maria Art League
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach
WHEN? Nov.,.27. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHY? Buy your Christmas gifts for;
your family. Hand-crafted by local artists.
HOW MUCH? From 25o to $2.50. Wrapped and
P.S. Don't forget our Art Festival is coming. Sat., Dec
4 & Sun., Dec. 5. More to follow.
ARE YOU a stock-or stock option player? Wish to'
meet active market participant to share ideas and re-
'sources. Phone Bob 778-3024. .
LOST KITTY Black with white spot 6rr iher threat. 7-
moriths old. Holmes Beach and 55th St. area. Please
GLASSES FOUND on Jacaranda near point. Claim
Anna Maria Post Office.
Lost and found pet ads are FREE. And they work! Just
ask Lynn Fagan about her Siamese cat. The Islander
Bystander ads really get results.
6 Mo. A.R.M. 1 Yr. A.R.M. 5/25 FIXED 7/23 FIXED
2.50% 3.00% : 6.25% 6.50%
A.P.R. 4.87% A.P.R. 5.68% 0 Points 0 Points '
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LICENSED MORTGAGE BROKERAGE BUSINESS
1290 Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 957-3616
RANDALL J. SMITH
ALL RATES LicensedMortgagBrokerSED
Licensed Mortgage Broker ON $I00,00 LOAN
iEN AND IRENE'ST:Dog .Bbysitting S.g. At our
home with cons antSap pio-,N a 'Annels.
House calls (Islad'roil4-. at ihcuded. 778-1012.
SRfTTER SITTEBRGoing out -of wovn? While you're
Aw4y make certain your pet (or.pets) is given plenty of
food, water, exercise, etc. Plus lots 6f TLC! Local ref-
erences. Call 778-6000.
CONVERTIBLE 86 RENAULT DL White with white top.
Auto, stereo, tape aridpower. Low miles. $2900
QBO. Good condition. Ask for Frank 778-6126/778-
TOYOTA TERCEL 84,3 door. Runs well. Good Island
car. $500 OBO. 778-7710.
MOTOR HOME 29 MPG! Sleeps 3. Air, micro, shower
head, dream machine. Excellent service and parts sup-
ply. Fiberglass shell. Pop-top. $29,995. 778-3776.
1992 16 FT STUMP JUMPER 30 HP Tahatsu: One-
year left on warranty.-Magic tilt trailer, bimini, full.cover,
extras, all immaculate condition. $3950.-7;78-0413.
SAILBOAT 11' Super Snark. Excellent condition. Ex- -
tra sail and vests. 778-22695. - ^-"- '-
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2217 Gulf Drive
UNIQUE PROPERTY 102 2nd Avenue, Bradenton Beach 2 single
family homes, vacant buildable lot, all just steps from Gulf. :.... $244,500.
INCOME PROPERTY LARGE ASSUMABLE MORTGAGE!
604 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria 6.125%, no income qualifier. Four
apartments located on natural waterway. .............................. $239,000.
GULF FRONT HOME -2500 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach- Renovated,
elevated, 2BR/2BA home with panoramic Gulf views ................. $338,000..
A SAILOR'S DREAM! 518 South Drive, Anna Maria 2B/2B on deep
water canal with dock, 2-car garage, lots of storage. ........... $214,900.
SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME 104 Pelican, Anna Maria Great family
home on deep canal. Oak floors, stove fireplace, large screened pool and
33' dock. ........................................................................... $239,000.
CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA- 521 South Street
- Great room concept with open kitchen. Great decks offer views of
Tam pa Bay. .................................................................... $198,500.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS The Islands' finest condominium
complex. Located on Tampa Bay & featuring heated pools, tennis courts
& boat docks. 2 & 3 bedroom units available ....... $132,000-$164,900.
BEACH HOUSE 3110 Avenue F, Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA
directly on the Gulf & turn-key furnished. ................................ $298,000.
KEY ROYALE 607 Baronet Lane, Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA
beautifully landscaped and in excellent condition.............. $212,000.
KEY ROYALE 602 Hampshire Lane Outstanding waterfront home, 3BR/
2BA split design. Auto sprinklers on well, boat dock............... $268,500.
ANNA MARIA CITY 139 Crescent Quiet area, on the north end of
Island. 2BR/2BA with large family room. .............................. $159,900.
KEY ROYALE 623 Emerald Lane Completely updated, spacious
home on deep water canal with boat dock & cage pool. 2BR/28A and
double garage............... :...... ......,. .... ........................ $248,000.
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Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetics opportunity!
You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
BABY SITTERS NEEDED. Local baby sitting service
is accepting applications for baby sitters. Elderly pre-
ferred. Must provide own transportation. $8 per hour.
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.
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 toll-free mobile number 356-4649.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private parties
or any occasion. 794-5947.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carleen.
15 years experience. No job to small. For free esti-
mates call voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
T.L.C. DELIVERY Groceries, pharmacies, dry clean-
ing, for any delivery needed. Call Marcie 778-9325.
FREE FINANCIAL needs analysis. Consultation in the
privacy of your own home. Serious calls only please.
ISLAND CAR WASH Professional detailer will wash
and clean your car weekly for $15 per week at your
convenience. Home or office, by appointment. Call toll
free mobile #356-4649.
PRESSED FOR TIME Beautiful work for a reasonable
price. Ironing and cleaning. Call Shelia 778-1767.
MATURE HOME COMPANION Former Island resi-
dent. Shopping, cooking, appointments. Non smoker.
NRA CERTIFIED Pistol Instructor. For FLA. License.
In your home, office and at range. 798-4690.
O'REILLY'S QUALITY Lawn Care. Complete lawn
maintenance. Property clean-up. Free estimates. 795-
ISLAND HOUSEKEEPER Call Peachi & John. "No job
is too small." We are thorough and have references.
CNA AVAILABLE 7 years experience. Available days,
Mon. thru Fri. $10 a hour. Reliable and hard worker.
References. Call Tammy 778-2961.,
LPN Available for part-time relief, private duty care in
Holmes Beach at your home. 778-5246.
BREWER'S TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal
of all types of trees-including Palms. Insured, reasonable.
Island resident. Local references. 778-7790.
CHEERFUL, REFINED mature lady for home car, driv-
ing, shopping, errands, appointments and light cook-
ing. Dependable Island resident. 778-0601.
DUSTBUSTERS The Island housecleaning experts.
Weekly, bi-weekly or anytime. References. 778-6975
A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT A gift certificate for a
Swedish massage, $35 hour. Call Marilyn (Lic #
VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island refer-
ences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile installa-
tion, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exterior. All
repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years experi-
ence. Call Mark 778-5354.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee County
resident 25 years. Call today for a free estimate. Ken
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24 hour eT-ie&JSrving the Island for
17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038W40
Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding & soffit,
etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC #RX-
0051318. Rex Roberts 795-3757 or 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free esti-
mates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
FINISHING TOUCHES WALLPAPERING Your paper
hung with pride and care. 778-2152.
ISLAND CARPENTRY Kitchens, baths, counter tops,
tile, carpentry work, remodeling. Island references.
Professional, reasonable, responsible. Free estimates.
Call Marty 778-4560.
THE CARPET ACE
Padding & Installation
Repairs Restretches No job to small
Free estimates. Insured.
745-6644 Beeper 954-6644
ISLAND PAINTER 20 years experience. 24 hours a
day. 7 days a week. Call Jim 778-5587.
HOME REPAIRS All types. From drips to drywall. Is-
land resident for 22 years. Call Pete 778-5913.
ONE LARGE, ONE SMALL commercial studios. Gulf
view. Gulf Drive. Ideal for small business, office, crafts,
etc. Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126.
QUAINT EXCELLENT GULF VIEW
Old Florida Style North Bradenton Beach Furnished
duplex apts. Seasonal 778-5959.
1. 2BR/1.5B, washer/dryer, cable TV
dishwasher, central heat/air, carpeted
Booked Jan., Feb. and March
2. 2 room efficiency, cable TV, a/c, carpeted
3. Holmes Beach 2/1, upper duplex
1 block to beach. $600 month plus deposit. Annual
748-4842 Ext. 23.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal, annual available
rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or unfurnished.
Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty. 795-4394.
EFFICIENCIES $150 per week. No deposits. Pool,
near beach, laundry, TV, A/C, everything included.
Haley's Motel. 778-5405.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apartments.
Sundeck and porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-3143.
SEASONAL 1 bedroom in Holmes Beach. Large liv-
ing area w/garage. $1200 month. Available Dec. 1st
thru June. Steps from beach. 813-985-6765.
VACATION RENTALS Reserve for season now! Neal
& Neal Rentals. 778-9477 or 800-422-6325.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV, phone,
1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month including
utilities. Available Jan. thru April 1994. 778-5419.
ANNUAL RENTAL Fairway Bay, Longboat Key. 2/2
townhouse, beautifully furnished, pool, large garage,
private beach, secured area, available Dec. 1. $1800
month, furnished. Janet Clancy, Island Real Estate of
Anna Maria, Inc. 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. 2/1, rattan furni-
ture, central A/C, cable, washer/dryer. Seasonal $1200
month includes utilities. Available Jan. thru April. 778-
8233 weekends or 813-251-0944 week nights.
BRADENTON BEACH 100' to Coqunia Beach. 1BR,
remodeled. $110 week/annual, includes utilities. 778-
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WATER VIEW RENTALS!
Nov. & Dec. Special
Large 2/2, completely furnished, utilities included,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and phone.
Only $1200 month. Don't miss this opportunity! Green
Real Estate of Anna Maria. 778-0455.
VACATION RENTAL Golf course condo in Baja. Ideal
for honeymoon, Marlin fishing, scuba, sight-seeing,
etc. For rates call 794-6762.
A FEW BEACH RENTAL STILL AVAILABLE
Starting at $1100 month. Fully furnished, well equipped
and CLEAN! Hurry & select yours today! Green Real
Estate of Anna Maria 778-0455.
LOVELY DUPLEX unit, 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes
Beach. Available Jan., Feb. & March. 813-962-0817.
YEARLY RENTAL Unfurnished 2B/2B ground floor
duplex. Central heat & air. Holmes Beach cul de sac.
No pets. $600 month including water, trash & lawn
care. Plus security. Evenings: 778-3995.
COTTAGES FOR RENT on the beach. Anna Maria
city. Wk/MO/Ns 813-735-1488.
ANNA MARIA 2/2 villa on deep bayou open waterway
to Intracoastal. Annual rental. Reasonable. 795-4432.
SEASONAL RENTAL on beach. Available Dec. & Jan.
2/2, cable TV and utilities. Linens furnished. $1100
month. Adults. No pets. 778-2884.
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW furnished condo. 2/1, lanai,
cable, A/C, phone, microwave, rec-center, laundry,
heated pool and Intracoastal dock. All new furnishings.
150ft to gulf beach. Seasonal or annual with 3 month
minimum. Annual rate negotiable. Utilities not included.
$1200 month. 708-858-6295. after 6 p.m. or week-
CLOSE TO BEACH Runaway Bay. Freshly painted,
1 BR unit, new carpet, European kitchen, view of lake,
tennis, heated pool, beach. $550 month/annual, $1200
HOLMES BEACH One room with bath and porch. Pri-
vate entrance. 778-7039.
ANNA MARIA 2/1 house on canal with dock. One
block from beach. 813-223-7000, George Barford.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished, 2BR condo with pool.
Utilities included. $795 month thru Dec. 1993. 778-
0794 or 407-846-8741.
GULF FRONT Wonderful views from this furnished
2/1 apartment with pool and sandy walking beach in quiet
area of Holmes Beach. Availabilities from Dec. to Apr. 94
at $625 per week. Call Pat eves. 813-778-7976.
HIDE-A-WAY with lovely view on bay. Seasonal (pre-
fer 3-6 months). 1BR $1200 month. 2BR $1600 month.
Utilities and cable included. 778-7107.
FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
3 houses from Gulf. Completely furnished with central
H/A. Florida room. Yearly furnished $1000 month plus
utilities. Seasonal $1520 month plus tax and utilities.
Call Betty Cole 813-778-2422.
BRADENTON BEACH Condo. 1BR, sleeps four, lanai,
heated pool, steps to beach. Turnkey furnished. Avail-
able March. 792-8905.
VACATION RENTAL Gulf front panoramic view. 3/2
house in Anna Maria. Available Nov. 27, Dec. 22 and
Jan 1 to 31. $750 week. $2500 month. 813-920-5595.
SEASONAL 1/1, nicely furnished, good vacation, cen-
tral, washer/dryer, patio and TV. Available Dec. 1,
$1100 month. 813-778-0405.
WANTED TO RENT Furnished duplex for a mature
couple Jan. thru Apr. Reasonable. Call 778-2549.
BRADENTON BEACH efficiency. Newly remodeled.
One block from beach, large deck under beautiful
shade tree. Behaved pets welcome with deposit. Sea-
sonal rates. Call 813-963-0539.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED duplex near beach with
screened lanai overlooking lovely tropical yard.
Monthly, Jan. March $1200. December, $400
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTAL 3/2 home in Bay
Lakes Estates. Old Florida Realty Company. 778-3377.
SEASONAL RENTALS Westbay Cove condo. Se-
lected months still available. 2/2, fully furnished units.
Two pools, tennis, walk to beach and all services. Old
Florida Realty Company. 778-3377.
GULF VIEW Facing gulf, less than 150 ft. to beach.
Will build on contract, 3/2, elevated home. Information
box at 3014 Ave E, Holmes Beach or will mail informa-
tion. Offered by owner at $252,000. 713-782-6573.
CONDO FOR SALE by owner. Holmes Beach. Sun-
bow Bay. 2/2, furnished with new large capacity
washer/dryer. Two pools, tennis court. One block from
beautiful beach. $89,900. 792-1554.
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/din-
ing area, living room, fenced, shaded With garage. Spilt
plan. By owner. $245,000. 778-2134.
DUPLEX BY OWNER Holmes Beach 2/2, tiled and car-
peted. Very clean. Asking price $124,900. 778-6221.
READY FOR A lifestyle change? Come see our home
in Garden Lakes. Two year old beautiful single family
"Evergreen" model in this upscale over 55 community.
Lovely lake view. 3/2 with 2 car garage. 1800 sq. ft.
DEEP WATER CANAL Holmes Beach. 2/2 with den,
caged pool, garage and central H/A. $159,000. Owner
SUN BOW BAY Holmes Beach, 2/2, new carpet, wall
paper, ceramic tile. Mint condition. No view. $83,000.
14 CONDO'S Now under construction. Reserve now
and customize to your liking. Convenient Holmes
Beach location. Some Bayfront units. Bayou, Gulf and
Bay views. For further information call 813-778-4777.
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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During our 52 weeks of publishing, our staff and our paper have grown.
Some of us are pictured at right Not pictured from the current roster are
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