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DECEMBER 16, 1993
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Rabies alert: Island raccoon tested positive
By Tomara Kafka
A raccoon found near Eckerd Drugs in Holmes
Beach, was very sick and could barely move. When Dr.
Bill Bystrom observed the raccoon brought to him just a
week ago, he was suspicious right away.
"I'm always suspicious of rabies anytime I see a sick
animal," says Brystrom, veterinarian and owner of both
the Island and Palma Sola Animal Clinics. "Ninety-nine
percent of the time, it's not."
But this time it was, and it's the first case of rabies
reported ever on Anna Maria Island.
When the raccoon died, Bystrom had it tested by the
Manatee County Health Department. The results came back
from the Tampa lab, Friday, Dec. 10, as positive for rabies.
By Tomara Kafka
Mary Taylor is an artist, art historian and a retired
college art professor who spends winters on Anna Maria
Island. While Taylor resides in New England, she exhib-
its her landscapes of New Hampshire and Maine there.
Taylor displays her Anna Maria Island watercolor
scenes at Heron's Watch Gallery-in Anna Maria City.
Among the gallery's original works by area artists -
many of them landscapes featuring local scenes is one
of Taylor's delicate watercolors of an old beach house
juxtaposed against the shoreline.
The house is a familiar site to both beach walkers and
frequent visitors to local galleries.
"It's probably the most painted house on the Island,"
says Nancy Corcoran, owner of Heron's Watch.
Corcoran received a letter recently from the owners
of the beachfront property, Tampa residents Catherine and
Bob Smith, asking Corcoran
to remove Mary Taylor's
painting from the gallery. The
letter states, "not only do we
object to our home being pro-
moted in this commercial
manner, but additionally, it is
illegal to do so without our consent." The Smiths sent a
follow-up letter on Dec. 3 asking to be advised how
Corcoran had "handled the situation."
Corcoran says she handled the situation by moving
the painting from the back room to the front, giving it a
more prominent display.
"It's an artistic interpretation," says Corcoran. "The paint-
ing projects romantic ambience ... what draws people to
Anna Maria." According to Corcoran, the Smiths should be
flattered that Taylor found the house attractive.
"Artists, classes and art groups consistently draw that
house," says Jon Thornburg. Thornburg currently has
prints of his colored pencil drawing depicting the Oak
Street house on exhibit in the Artists Guild Gallery in
Holmes Beach. While the main focus of his picture is a
loggerhead turtle, the Anna Maria house clearly sits on the
right in the background. Thornburg discovered the site
while volunteering for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
Their permanent fenced-in area for endangered turtle eggs
"That is a house with a history," comments one long-
time Anna Maria resident "What do the owners want -
a parking meter put there?"
Corcoran is puzzled that the Smiths targeted Taylor.
"I regret that they have taken this position. I consider it a
work of art by a reknowned artist," said Corcoran.
"We're not asking for retribution," says owner Cathy
Smith in a phone interview. "The issue of concern ... is
privacy. Our intent is not to have commercial promotion.
It's one thing for (an artist's) individual enjoyment. It's
another for someone to paint the house for commercial
gain. All we're asking is to maintain our privacy."
PLEASE SEE ART VS. PRIVACY, NEXT PAGE
"It's important that people know," emphasizes
Bystrom, "not to handle any animals that are wild. People
shouldn't panic, but they need to take precautions, espe-
"At this point," confirms Dr. James Ogedegbe, a epi-
demiologist from the Manatee County Public Health Unit,
"it's an isolated case. No one was scratched or bitten and
the raccoon was found alive."
Ogedegbe reiterates what Bystrom advises.
"Leave wild animals alone. Don't try to hold or catch any
animal that is wild. And if an animal looks sick call Animal
You can reach Animal Control at 749-7103. Their office
hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but they have a 24-hour emer-
gency service that is prepared to respond quickly.
An east-Manatee County man recently was thought to
have rabies, the first such case in years. However, tests proved
that he was not infected with the deadly disease.
PICKING THROUGH THE DEBRIS
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Workers spent the past few days cleaning at Galati Marine in Anna Maria after Saturday evening inferno gutted six
boats. Four were totally destroyed, two heavily damaged in the blaze. An electrical short caused the conflagration.
Blaze ruins six boats in Anna Maria
By Laura Dart
Fire inspectors determined that a fire which ravaged
six boats and threatened several others on Saturday at Galati
Marine in Anna Maria was caused by an electrical short.
The short occurred on a 33-foot boat owned by
Scptt Ricci of Spofford, N.H. The inferno quickly
spread to surrounding boats, destroying three others and
laIving two heavily damaged.
Two parades: on land and
in water this weekend
The annual Christmas Parade will travel the length of
Anna Maria Island Saturday by land and, at sunset an-
other parade this time lighted boats will cruise
through the Key Royale boat basin and along the north
end of the Island in the bay.
The Privateer's Annual Christmas Parade begins at
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria at 10 a.m. The parade route
travels south on- Gulf Drive to Coquina Beach in
Bradenton Beach, where Santa Claus will greet children
of all ages. Free hot dogs and cokes will be offered to chil-
dren under 12 years of age.
At sunset, the Holiday Boat Parade will start at the Key
Royale Bridge. After the boats circle within Bimini Bay, they
will head into the 67th, 68th and 69th Street canals and enter
the bay, turning north to the Rod & Reel Pier. They will then
turn around to parade back to the Key Royale area.
Anna Maria Fire Inspector Claude Bailey credited
area firefighters, many of whom are volunteers, with
saving the rest of the $2.5 million marina.
Area boat owners whose boats sustained damage
include Joe Koch of Crystal River, Aaron Amerriek of
Sarasota, and Ron Means of Cortez.
The owners of Galati Marine stated that they have
insurance that will cover the boats if the boat owners do
not All of the vessels damaged or destroyed were for sale.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Rental survey results .................... Page 2
Monument controversy ................. Page 3
McKay for mayor?......................... Page 4
Motel room increase ..................... Page 5
Opinion ......................................... Page 6
Those were the days.................. ...Page 8
Where Islanders come from.......... Page 9
School daze................................ Page 16
Streetlife ......... .........................Page 19
Fishing........................................ Page 21
!E[ PAGE 2 K DECEMBER 16, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Residents say rentals not a problem
By Pat Copeland
A full house greeted the Holmes Beach Planning
Commission last week at a meeting to gather input on
residential rentals. The consensus among residents in at-
tendance was that there was not a problem.
Planning Commission Chairman Gabe Simches ex-
plained to the audience, "We have been asked by coun-
cil to review the current resort overlay district and what
implications it has to the rest of the community. We are
to come up with a recommendation on whether it should
be expanded to other residential districts in the city."
The resort rental overlay is currently in place by or-
dinance in the R-4 district, the majority of which is south
of Manatee Avenue. Among the restrictions, the ordi-
nance prohibits rentals of less than seven consecutive days
and can be applied to any residential district.
To gather input for its review, the commission held
meetings with real estate agents, business owners and
hotel operators. For input from property owners, the com-
mission mailed a survey. This meeting was scheduled for
residents to express their views.
Christopher D'Arcy, who saw no need for restrictions,
asked what problems short term rentals created in the city.
Arthur Danziger replied, "I think there are definite
problems with short term rentals. It becomes a question
of absentee ownership, whether the properties are main-
tained, and the difficulty in determining whether the prop-
erties are being rented to one or more than one family."
Danziger also noted discrepancies between city and
the state definitions of terms related to rentals.
One Key Royale resident cited problems that led to
30-day rental restriction in that area including noise, multi-
family rentals, boat speeding in canals, nude sun bathing
and a predominance of strangers.
Homer Trollard said, "We like to know our neighbors
and people on the street. Let residential be residential and
restrict it to that. The state says less than six months and
one day is transient accommodations. We don't want tran-
sient accommodations in a residential area."
Tom Ewing responded, "Six months or more doesn't
take into account our seasons here. Property owners pay
some of the highest taxes in the county; we pay for per-
mits to rent our houses and we pay tourist tax on the rental.
You're lucky if you get three or four months rent and it
helps you offset your expenses for the whole year. How
many people can afford to rent their unit for six months
at $800 a month?"
Ed Hall said six month rentals are unfair to people
who bought homes for retirement and are renting them in
Bob Van Wagoner pointed to survey results which he
said show that most people want 30-day or more rentals
and want that uniform throughout the city.
Luke Courtney stressed, "This discussion has prop-
erty rights at the heart of it. We're talking about the right
of the property owner to rent his real estate as he sees fit.
However, we have the rights of the people in Key Royale
who had a very legitimate gripe when there were too many
cars parked on the lawns, too much noise, too many fami-
lies in one house and nude sun bathing.
"Residents could have called the police on any of
these. We didn't need to create rental restrictions to solve
Simches said his group will have a recommendation
in the next few months and it will be brought to the pub-
lic before any action is taken.
Art versus privacy
at issue in
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Smith admits that she has sought legal advice in the
"An intelligent argument could be made" about the
Smiths concerns says Professor Robert Beaty of Stetson
University College of Law, who has done both research
and writing on Florida's privacy laws. "But I doubt if the
courts would recognize that argument. If the property was
secluded, that would be a different matter."
The Smith's request for removal of Mary Taylor's
painting or any renderings of their house is bigger than
they knew. Smith was not aware that there are currently
many pictures, in various mediums and interpretations, of
her house hanging in most of the island's galleries. Paint-
ings of this house have been hung and sold by artists such
Questions of privacy from
artists have been raised, a
with the focus being this
house on the Gulf of
Mexico near Oak Street
in Anna Maria.
Islander Photos: Tomara Kafka
Nancy Corcoran, owner of Heron's Watch gallery, with Mary Taylor's watercolor of an Anna Maria house.
as Helen Webb, Mary Ellen Burns, Deborah Friedman
and others, some of whom wish to remain anonymous due
to fear of the newly-created legal ramifications.
Public beaches and the right to privacy for homeowners
has been "discussed for dozens and dozens of years," says
Anna Maria City Commissioner Doug Wolfe. "I don't think
anyone can stop anybody from taking or painting a picture of
any house on the beach," said Wolfe.
Local artists, as well as historians, are more than famil-
iar with the approximately 70-year-old house andit's particu-
lar charm. For example, any number of local Islanders can tell
you that shipping magnate Daniel K Ludwig owned the
"' house for years; he grew up in this house, and many of his
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,. ". I visits as an adult were by helicopter.
I" The house "symbolizes how we feel about this is-
.land," says Corcoran. "No one is intending any harm. It's
a vision a very nostalgic setting of how we'd all
._ probably like to live on this island."
And the survey says ...
The following is the result of a survey sent by the Overnight 10
Holmes Beach Planning Commission to all property For a period of at least seven days 122
owners in the city. Of the 3,900 surveys sent, 1,300 (30 For a period of at least two weeks 86
percent) were returned. For a period of 30 days or more 371
1. Do you think that presently there is a problem with For any period the owner may wish 82
residential rentals in the City of Holmes Beach? Other 29
Yes 386 C. Multi-family residential dwelling
No 602 Overnight 15
Other 57 For a period of at least seven days 143
2. Do you believe the City of Holmes Beach should es- For a period of at least two weeks 87
tablish rental duration periods in the city's residential For a period of 30 days or more 342
areas? For any period the owner may wish- 81
Yes 491 Other 27
No 512 D. Condominium
Other 35 Overnight 9
3. If yes, check the appropriate duration for each type of For a period of at least seven days 148
residential property identified below. For a period of at least two weeks 77
A. Single family dwelling For a period of 30 days or more 359
Overnight 2 For any period the owner may wish 86
For a period of at least seven days 101 Other 25
For a period of at least two weeks 56 3. Do you think rental duration periods should be uni-
For a period of 30 days or more 415 form throughout the city's five residential districts?
For any period the owner may wish 87 Yes 576
Other- 41 No 377
B. Duplex Other- 38
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 16, 1993 N PAGE 3 IlJ
Monument controversy returns to Holmes Beach
A monument to two teenagers, killed in an automo-
bile accident near Kingfish ramp in April of 1992, has
again generated controversy among members of the
Holmes Beach Council.
The monument was commissioned by the parents of
Reagan Manson, one of the victims. Last month, the coun-
cil agreed to its placement within 50 feet of the present
signs on the berm facing Manatee Avenue at Manatee
Public Beach. The site was selected by the Mansons af-
ter the crash site, Manatee Avenue near the bridge, was
ruled out by the state Department of Transportation.
Last month council was concerned with setting a pre-
cedent by placing the monument on public property but
agreed that any precedent was set by the county when they
approved placement of the monument at the beach.
In a letter to the mayor and council, Councilman Rich
Bohnenberger maintained that the county did not approve
the beach site and merely asked the council for input on
the issue, not a vote of approval.
Bohnenberger cited a letter from city attorney Steve
Dye in which Dye said that the City of Holmes Beach is
a regulatory agency when it comes to issuing a permit at
the beach or any other county owned property.
By Laura Dart
A pile of sand caused quite a stir at a recent
Bradenton Beach City Council meeting.
The sand pile in question is at the Bay end of
25th Street near the Sandpiper Mobile Home Park.
The shell and sand is used by city maintenance work-
ers to patch various alleys throughout Bradenton
Resident Dick Suhre had the issue added to coun-
cil agenda because he said rocks mixed in with sand
were being thrown by children in the neighborhood.
Suhre was not present at the meeting to expand on his
"We have no legal basis to issue this man a permit,'
said Bohnenberger, "because he's not the owner of the
property nor is he a leaseholder. If the county wants to
erect a monument at the beach, the county will have to
come and ask for the permit and assume the responsibili-
ties and liabilities that go along with that."
He moved to rescind the vote to issue the permit.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said the prob-
lem was a technicality and suggested council rescind the
vote and issue an opinion instead.
Fred Loveland of the county's community services
department said County Administrator William Estabrook
asked the council for a position so he could take that in-
formation back to the county commission for a final de-
cision on the monument's placement.
Reichard said the only negative input she had re-
ceived was from beach concessionaire and property owner
Percifield said, "I'm against the monument. I have
people who frequent my establishment who are sad to see
the monument. That monument makes me sad to look at
it. I think it's inappropriate for that to be there."
Holmes Beach resident Richard Hartzel said the accident
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney said
the department has not received any complaints of bro-
ken windows or vandalism due to rocks in the sand.
Mayor Katie Pierola said no other complaints
had been brought to the council about the sand pile.
"I think," she said, "we are making a mountain
out of a molehill." Councilman Bill Campbell agreed
with Pierola, adding, "The city can't be parents to
The council voted 4 to 1 to leave the pile as is, with
Councilman Herb Dolan dissenting. Dolanwanted to
have a time limit imposed so future piles will not sit
around for so long, removing the temptation to youth-
ful rock throwers.
and the resulting monument had provoked thoughtful dia-
logue with his children and he thought it was a"terrific idea."
Holmes Beach resident Louise Lockwood disagreed.
"I feel there is a great danger that establishing this kind of
memorial marker would create a precedent I also feel this
is an inappropriate way of getting a message across."
She suggested planting a tree with a plaque to "stress
the life aspect of the incident."
Bruce Manson, Reagan's father, compared the monu-
ment to the veterans' fountain proposed by Council-
woman Billie Martini, both offered at no cost to the city.
"These girls were also veterans of our Island," said
Manson's brother Will said the monument should be
on the beach where the kids are "getting high and drunk.
We're fighting a war to save these kids."
Council voted to approve the monument at the beach
site with Howard and Bohnenberger dissenting.
In other business;
The city will advertise for an architect to design
renovations to city buildings to meet ADA requirements.
The architect will be asked to incorporate a memorial
fountain for veterans, as suggested by Councilwoman
Billie Martini, into the design.
Council appointed Peter Ereg to the board of adjust-
ment; Arthur Ballman to the code enforcement board; and
Martha Carnes, Louise Lockwood and Ann Shaw to a
newly formed grants committee.
Anna Maria City
Thursday, 12/16: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Monday, 12/20: 10 a.m. Island Transportation
Friday, 12/17: 9 a.m. Code Enforcement Board
Tuesday, 12/21: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
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1ID PAGE 4 a DECEMBER 16, 1993 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Pierola continues battle
against high bridge to Island
The fight isn't over on the high, fixed-span bridge
between Holmes Beach and the mainland at least as far
as Katie Pierola is concerned.
Pierola, mayor of Bradenton Beach and a member of
the regional transportation planning group the Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, said Monday she intended to
present new information about the bridge to the MPO in
January. The new information, she said, should cause
MPO members to reconsider the vote for the 65-foot high,
fixed-span bridge for the Island.
Anna Maria Island residents appear united in their
opposition against the bridge. Resolutions from all three
cities oppose the bridge. Recent public hearings on the
matter had abetter than three-to-one majority of residents
opposed to the bridge.
A permit is pending before the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. DEP officials have questioned
the damage the new bridge would cause to seagrass beds
and mangroves, as well as raising safety questions during
storm evacuation across the high bridge.
Pierola originally requested the MPO place the bridge
question on the agenda for further discussion. MPO members
later agreed to have the matter distributed to all members prior
to the meeting and, if the new information was compelling
enough, the matter would come up for a discussion.
The MPO meets Jan. 24.
Drawbridge opening times change in January
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that the Cortez
and Anna Maria drawbridges will open at 30-minute in-
tervals beginning Jan. 1, 1994.
At the request of Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie
Pierola, a test will be conducted for 30 days to determine
whether staggered 30-minute openings would relieve
highway traffic congestion without adversely affecting the
movement of boats between the adjacent drawbridges.
The 30-day trial period is scheduled to occur during the
winter tourist season when the Island has the heaviest volume
oftraffic. The daily staggered 30-minute operating schedules
Search for entangled
The Florida Marine Patrol and Holmes Beach police
officers searched in vain for a baby dolphin last Sunday
after two young fishermen reported spotting a mammal
trapped in fishing line in Anna Maria Sound.
Mote Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal Strand-
ing Team found the dolphin dead on Monday. The one-
year-old female calf was extensively entangled in
monofilament line and covered with bite marks.
"It is likely that the baby dolphin was still dependent
on her mother when she got entangled," said Dr. Randall
Wells, director of Mote's Marine Mammal Program. "Tlhe
rake marks likely came from the mother's attempt to sup-
port her calf with her teeth and keep her from drowning."
Florida Marine Patrol officers and Holmes Beach
police searched for the dolphin, which was later
found dead in Anna Maria Sound.
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Yes, McKay can
run for mayor
By Jeanie Friedman
Rumors were rampant last week that Commis-
sioner George McKay had missed a resignation dead-
line and had therefore forfeited the right to run for
mayor in Anna Maria City's election in February.
McKay's term as commissioner does not expire
until 1995. According to Florida statute, an office
holder cannot qualify as a candidate if the term of his
position runs concurrently with the term of the posi-
tion he is seeking. This means that if McKay runs for
mayor he must resign from his commission seat.
The confusion about McKay's ineligibility was
caused by incorrect interpretations of the statute. One
section reads, "...an office holder must submit a writ-
ten resignation at least 10 days prior to the first day of
qualifying for the office he intends to seek." Under that
ruling, McKay's resignation would have been due on
Dec. 3 (the first day of qualifying was Dec. 13) but he
could have continued to serve on the commission un-
til February when newly elected officials take office.
If, however, he chooses to submit a resignation
and immediately give up his seat on the commission,
another provision of the statute states that he need only
submit his resignation one day before he is to qualify.
Since the last day of qualifying is Dec. 27, McKay still
has plenty of time to resign and legally become a may-
At press time, McKay told the Islander Bystander
he would immediately resign if and when he decides
to seek the office of mayor.
... and Shumard also
seeks Anna Maria
Last week's story about the upcoming election in
Anna Maria City failed to mention that Chuck
Shumard picked up an election packet and intends to
run for commissioner.
Shumard is the director of the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch and has served on the AMC planning
commission for five years. He has also served on the
code enforcement board.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M DECEMBER 16, 1993 0 PAGE 5 IM
600 percent increase in motel rooms proposed
By Pat Copeland
By making a small change in definition, the Holmes
Beach City Council could open the city's A-1 district to
the construction of 60-unit motels, said City Attorney
Patricia Petruff at last week's work session.
The A-1 district extends from the Martinique condorini-
ums at 52nd street to 74th Street, from Gulf Drive to the wa-
ter and is classified as multi-family residential/seasonal tour-
ist. In the A-1 district, a hotel/motel is currently defined as a
dwelling unit, with a density of 10 units per acre.
The issue came to council after Mayor Pat Geyer re-
quested that Petruffreview the A-1 district and render an
interpretation concerning the maximum density issue as
it relates to hotel/motel use.
Petruff explained, "There seems to be an interpreta-
tion issue. The question is how is a hotel unit defined?
Does it equate to a dwelling unit for purposes of density?
I can see there are some arguments on the other side of that
because a hotel unit is more akin to a commercial use. Our
code does not have any intensity of use for any other com-
In the city's code, said Petruff, the minimum size for
a motel unit is 200 square feet. An additional 150 feet is
required for each additional room in a suite. The hotel/
motel must also meet all of the requirements of the A-1
district including minimum parcel size, land coverage,
parking, spacing of buildings and buffering.
Petruff said one option would be to set a maximum
number of 200 square-foot hotel/motel units per acre al-
lowed in the district and define hotel/motel differently
from dwelling unit Another would be to leave the defi-
nition the same for both but clarify it. A third option would
be to give a maximum percentage of coverage for all com-
mercial districts, including hotel/motel.
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez maintained
that the density in the A-1 district is 10 units per acre re-
gardless of unit size. He also felt the definition of dwell-
ing unit "room or rooms constituting a separate inde-
pendent housekeeping establishment containing sleeping
and sanitary facilities and with or without cooking facili-
ties" includes hotel/motel.
In Petruff's letter of reply on the issue, Fernandez
called attention to the following statements: "It should be
noted that under the existing regulations, many of the
existing motel sites may be able to be rebuilt at much
higher densities than what is currently existing. I base this
in Al district
According to the related story, a change in defi-
nition could result in the construction of 60-unit mo-
tels per acre in the A-i district in Holmes Beach. But
a two story structure can be built according to code.
Consider the following:
An acre is 43,560 square feet Allowable land
coverage is 30 percent. Multiply the two for a to-
tal of 13,068 buildable square feet.
Subtract approximately 1,068 square feet for
stairs, hallways, buffer zones and driveways. The
total is 12,000 buildable square feet.
Divide the buildable square footage by 200
square feet per motel room. The total is 60 motel
Multiply the number of rooms by two stories
allowed in the comprehensive plan. The total is 120
To meet parking regulations, there will be
13,068 square feet under the building, plus an ad-
ditional 30,492 square feet around the building, for
a total of 43,560 square feet. There must be 1.2
parking spaces per unit per code. Each parking
space is 10 by 20 square feet, or 200 square feet.
Divide 43,560 by 200 for 217 parking spaces. Only
144 are needed.
Current code allows restaurants, bars, cocktail
lounges and/or gift shops to be available to guests
of a lodging provider located in the A-1 district of
statement on the fact that after setbacks and yards are
considered, there would be approximately 13,000 square
feet of buildable size per acre. If that buildable area is uti-
lized solely for 200 square foot units plus a small office,
approximately 60 units with parking could probably be
squeezed on a site."
"There's a big difference between 10 units and 60
units," stressed Fernandez.
Council Chairman Don Howard felt hotel/motel
should be defined differently from multi-family.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said she saw no reason
to rush a decision and felt the issue should be sent to the
planning commission for consideration.
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger asked Petruff, "Is a
hotel increasing density? In my mind, density would be
Howard noted that at 10 units per acre, hotel/motel
units are 1,300 square feet and "the majority of houses that
are sold are 600 or 800 to 1,400 square feet. Can you
imagine what you have to charge to rent a 1,300 square
foot unit to a person coming through for one night? You
cannot get it on this island. You have to be realistic and
look at the rest of the commercial district."
Realtor T. Dolly Young said the issue is commercial
versus residential use and council should consider inten-
sity of use, not density.
"Consider a barber shop," said Young. "The person
giving that service and putting in as many chairs as he
wants to is to be equated to the hotel/motel district You
should not limit it to a maximum number of units. It takes
away the intent of the hotel/motel district."
Howard said the intensity will only be increased if the
number of floors is increased and "we can't do that."
Mary Ann Sipe, owner of the Coconuts Resort said,
"Why all the discussion? Just do it You're just giving back
to the owners what they had when they bought the property
in the first place. Untie our hands we have people com-
ing to this island, and we have no place to put them."
City Clerk Leslie Ford asked if legal non-conforming
motels in other districts would be included in any changes.
Howard said only those in the A-1 district are being con-
Luke Courtney, owner of Haley's Motel, which is a
legal non-conforming motel in the R-2 district, replied, "I
should enjoy the same rights and privileges as a property
in A-1. I don't see a difference."
Petruff noted, "Any legal non-conforming use may be
expanded subject to the non-conformity section of the
code. There's a procedure for that."
Council instructed Petruff to draft an ordinance to be
discussed at work session at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 21.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore felt Howard should
abstain from voting on the issue because he is a motel
owner. Petruff agreed.
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Is it dining or is it art?
John Chamberlain's name crept up on me several
times over the past few weeks.
You know how that happens. You don't see or hear
from someone for years, then something happens that re-
minds you of them.
Then sure enough, in walks their long lost brother,
just returned from Burkina Faso or somewhere, to ask if
you know anyone by that name.
Well, first I was talking to someone about roses and
I mentioned the huge Don Juan rosebush in
Chamberlain's backyard with the most wonderful-smell-
ing roses ever.
Next, I spoke to Ivo Scafa, owner of a restaurant on
Longboat Key bearing his name and a mutual acquain-
tance of Chamberlain. Chamberlain's name came up, but
Ivo hadn't seen him for awhile.
We had a story in the works about art about pri-
vacy and private property and art. I stumbled over a news
piece about a sculpture stolen from Chamberlain about 10
years ago. And I was reminded of a studio worker who put
his own name on some discarded prints from
Chamberlain's studio and sold them at a little show in
downtown Sarasota. Chamberlain didn't even care -
they didn't bear his name. Never mind that this worker
sold them for $30 while the same piece bearing
Chamberlain's signature would bring at least $1,500.
Salvador Dali didn't pursue forgers either.
Then boom! Chamberlain's name is on the front page
of a daily newspaper, attacked in his home by masked rob-
bers along with his ladyfriend (and my best friend) Josa
But I continued to be reminded of him. There was a
time when Ivo and I conspired to create a campaign of ad-
vertising using quotes from famous people about dining
at his establishment. For Chamberlain the statement was
to have been, "Is it dining or is it art?" It seemed a little
too impertinent. Chamberlain is internationally famous for
crushed car sculptures, and has been since the 1950s. How
could he possibly compare dining with art?
Now comes the presumption of the Smiths, to own the
mereimage of their home. Whatt would John think of this new
angle on "it's my art" and the legal twist it entails?
Is it your castle or is it my art? It's far too ridiculous to
ask of Chamberlain. Think I'll have another Dover sole, thank
you very much.
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Wish granted for school library
Thank you to The Islander Bystander and its advertisers
for giving the children of Anna Maria Elementary School the
chance to have a Christmas wish in the newspaper.
The Anna Maria Elementary School Friends of the Li-
brary and Library Committee wished for a Sony CCD 81
High 8 Camera Camcorder to complete theequipment needed
to broadcast from the library to throughout the school.
I am thrilled to report that the day our wish was pub-
lished, Dr. James Ellis, representing The Sertoma Club of
Bradenton, gave us a check for $250! He was joined by
Gene Aubry, representing PGAL Architects, with another
check for $500!.
I spoke with Pat Huffman at Circuit City this morn-
ing and the store will sell us the $900 camera for the $750
All the children, the faculty and administration, the
library committee and the Friends of the Library at Anna
Maria Elementary School join me in saying thank you.
Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. And special
wishes for the best New Year ever.
Janet Aubry, Anna Maria School library committee
Islander wants your
Islanders' memories of Christmases past are wanted
by The Islander Bystander. Write and tell us about a
Christmas that meant the most to you and why. Maybe the
day held a long overdue reunion or something funny hap-
pened so funny you'll never forget. Whatever it is, we' d
like to hear about it.
To get things started, I'll share mine.
It was the Christmas of 1982. My husband Luke and
I, after living on a boat for seven years, moved into our
very first, five-mortgages-to-get-into home in San Pedro,
Calif. (Remember 1982 was one of the first years of a
thing called "creative financing".) We also moved in ex-
pecting our one and only child the following March.
All this was exciting enough, but the impact of our
move and change of life-style didn'thit us until we put up
our Christmas tree.
For seven years we had had an artificial tree which an-
nually encroached on the 10-by-12 foot main salon or liv-
ing room of our floating home. The tree would sit on an
end table and extend to the ceiling. We topped it with a
pointed ornament and wedged the point into a hole in the
acoustical-paneled ceiling thus pinning our tree between
the table and the ceiling. As the boat rocked our tree would
gently rock back and forth, back and forth with it.
We placed our Christmas tree on the same end table
in front of the living room window of our new home.
It looked like a mushroom with beads. It was so small.
The living room had sucked it up.
Within seconds the sight of the pygmy that had re-
placed our beloved Christmas tree slapped us with the
magnitude of our changed life. We had made a baby af-
ter 11 years of marriage. Had taken on five-mortgages to
live in a land-locked house with a whole five pieces of
furniture in it. And had only enough money left to make
three of the five house payments due.
"What have we done?" we asked in exchanged
"Good Lord, please help us!"
As the years have passed, it's clear He did.
Joy Courtney, The Islander Bystander, 5400A Ma-
rina Dr., Holmes Beach, 34217.
One city's support of
'Island Christmas '93'
Editor's Note: The following proclamation was endorsed
by the Bradenton Beach City Council Dec. 9.
Whereas All Island Denominations, an ecumenical
group made up of representatives of churches on Anna
Maria Island, is sponsoring ISLAND CHRISTMAS '93,
Whereas ISLAND CHRISTMAS '93 is project de-
signed to bring Christmas joy to those residents of Anna
Maria Island who are economically less fortunate, and
Whereas this project also enables individuals who
have resources of time and/or money to share these re-
sources with their community, and
Whereas ISLAND CHRISTMAS '93 is an endeavor
that brings the spirit of Peace on Earth and Goodwill to
Be it resolved that the City of Bradenton Beach go on
record as supporting ISLAND CHRISTMAS '93 and give
to all those participating in this project its best wishes for
a successful operation.
Katie Pierola, Mayor, Bradenton Beach
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THOSE2WERE THE tAYS
Part 2, Bridge Over Troubled Waters,
by June Alder
The first bridge to Anna Maria Island was almost a twin to the Victory bridge built
in 1919 over the Manatee River, except it didn't have a curve in it.
BRIDGE NUMERO UNO
It was 1920 when the surge of fun-
seeking post-World War I tourists to
Florida began in earnest. They arrived in
Bradentown in droves with suitcases and
bedrolls and fishing rods strapped to the
running boards of their "Florida Or Bust"
flivvers. They looked for "tourist room"
signs, and when the rooms ran out they
found spots to set up the pup tents the war
veterans had brought home with them
And everyone, it seemed, wanted to
go to "the beaches" as Anna Maria Is-
land was commonly referred to then by
locals and outlanders alike.
But to get there took some doing.
You could drive out on a miserable,
usually muddy, rut road to the little fish-
ing village of Cortez and holler across the
sound to the boatman to come and fetch
you. You could catch the steamer "Favor-
ite" at Corwin' s Dock for the hour-and-a-
quarter ride to the Anna Maria pier (out at
9:30 a.m., five hours at Anna Maria and
back to Bradentown at 5:30 p.m.).
Or you could hire a "naphtha" launch.
If you were lucky. For disgruntled tourists
were complaining of waiting three or four
hours for a boat because most of the cap-
tains were only taking out well-paying
All of a sudden a bridge to Anna
Maria, a proposal that had been languish-
ing since 1911, became not just a conve-
nience but a necessity.
"A road and bridge to Anna Maria is
the greatest single thing that can be done
to help Bradentown and the country
around it," the Manatee River Journal edi-
torialized in October, drumming up sup-
port for the November bridge bond propo-
sition. "The short distance to one of the
finest beaches in the county when the road
and bridge are built will make this a still
more desirable place to visit and bring
more people here to live. Now everybody
forward, and let's make it unanimous and
then see how quick we can build the road
Cal Coolidge was elected president, and
the bridge bonds were endorsed 231 to 122.
In Bradentown the vote was 180 to 106. In
the tiny Anna Maria precinct all 11 votes cast
were pro-bridge. Cortez also was nearly
unanimous with a vote of 21 to 1. Palma Sola
split 19 to 15. (That might have been be-
cause some Palma Solians were disap-
pointed in a pre-vote decision by "three in-
dependent engineers" in favor of a Cortez
instead of a Perico Island crossing.)
The contract to build the bridge went
to Jack Leffingwell, son of a local doc-
tor and self-taught engineer (I wrote last
summer about his adventures in the tele-
phone business). But arguments about
one thing or another caused delays.
Before Leffingwell could get started ,
the 1921 season was in swing with a dou-
bling of the problems of 1920. Officials
were forced to set up tent colonies -
forerunners of the many trailer camps
that soon gave Bradentown its claim to
being "'Trailer Capital of the World."
"Unless we get our bridge in this
winter, Sarasota will get the cream of the
winter visitors and perhaps she deserves
them," the Manatee River Journal be-
moaned impatiently. "She has taken
pains to give them a good beach and is
going to have a better road to the beach."
Work finally began in April on a no-
frills wooden plank bridge with a draw-
bridge to be opened by means of a hand-
operated mechanism. It took all summer to
drive the thick pine pilings down to bed-
rock. But the rest of the job went easily and
Leffingwell held a party when the bridge
was finished in October, ahead of schedule.
It seemed the worst possible piece ofill
luck when the infamous Hurricane of 1921
(I wrote about it in July) nearly wrecked the
bridge. But somehow Leffingwell put it
together again and it opened with a big cel-
ebration in April 1922.
The bridge didn't transform Anna
Maria Island into the swanky tourist
Mecca several promoters tried but failed
to create before the Depression hit. But
it certainly did make the island "desir-
able" to ordinary folks.
Traces of the small-town 1920s at-
mosphere still exist today in Bradenton
Beach and Anna Maria City, something
to be grateful for this Christmas.
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OVER THE EDGE 119 Bridge Street
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By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council is slated to take
action at its Dec. 21 meeting on the opening of 41st
Street, a decision that has dragged on for over a year.
In April, the council agreed to pay one third of the
cost, not to exceed $3,000, to provide access to four of
the lots which are on a platted but unimproved street. Lot
owner Dave Moynihan was told to proceed in develop-
ing a drainage plan for the project.
After the plan was developed, two lot owners ob-
jected to the location of the drainage swale. Moynihan
was to revise the plan. Last month Moynihan brought the
revised plan to council and noted that the cost had esca-
lated due to Swiftmud regulations.
At that time, council told Moynihan to revise the
retention area on 5th Avenue, south of 41st Street, so lots
to the south would be accessible. He returned to coun-
cil at Thursday's work session with a newly revised plan.
"Nobody is negatively impacted," said Moynihan of
the new plan. "The retention area (to the south) was
eliminated, and the swale is in the middle of the street."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard referenced a
recent planning commission meeting with a planner from
the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. During the
meeting, the planner said the entire island has been des-
ignated as a coastal high hazard area.
"It says in the comp plan that the city shall not sup-
port or finance new local transportation corridors which
lie within the coastal high hazard area," pointed out
Reichard. "Is this considered a new corridor?"
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said rules to implement
the Island's new designation have not yet been written, but
when they are, the city's plan will have to be revised to
reflect any changes.
"The issue of whether or not this would be a new
transportation corridor is also somewhat problematic,"
said Petruff. "I think that would be something for the
council to decide as a policy. I would say it's not a local
transportation corridor. Approving it is not in violation of
any of Holmes Beach's ordinances."
Reichard asked Moynihan if he had new cost figures.
He said the new plan must be finalized first
Mayor Pat Geyer noted, "It is not fair for the city to
spend more of the taxpayers' money for six property
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore replied, "The prop-
erty owners are paying taxes on buildable lots. They have
every right for the city to work with them."
In other business, council will vote on one of two
options for the repair of the Key Royale Bridge at its Dec.
21 meeting. A $70,000 option would include sealing joints
between piling sections, stabilizing the fill and establish-
ing bearing for the undermining approach. The $110,000
option would include installing a collar system to inhibit
further outward rotation of the bulkheads.
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Ringing the bell for charity Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club "Rang the Bell" for the Salvation Army at selected area locations and collected just
under $2,000 for the cause. The club presented the money to the Salvation Army during its meeting last week.
Pictured left to right are Ray Gallagher, Hi-12 president; Lieutenant Tim Grider, commanding officer of the
Manatee Salvation Army; and bell ringers Jay Barbour, Bob Armstrong, Dick Art, Bill Bingler and Bud Lasson.
Council to change setback regulations
A difference of opinion interpretation has trig-
gered a decision by Holmes Beach City Council to hold a
work session for changes in the city's setback regulations.
In the city's code, side setbacks on new residential
structures must belO feet for one-story structures and 15
feet for a two-story structure. According to Public Works
Supervisor John Fernandez's interpretation of the code,
if a second story is added to a conforming structure, the
entire building, not just the addition, must have side set-
backs of 10 feet.
Dr. Alan Bouziane, who is adding a second story to
his residence at 5911 Flotilla, questioned Fernandez on
his intrepretation. Bouziane says that a second story ad-
dition may have a side setback of 15 feet.
"It is my opinion that Bouziane's house is conform-
ing," explained Fernandez, "and with the proposed ad-
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Harrington House Bed & Breakfast in Holmes
Beach recently received an award from the American
Bed and Breakfast Association (ABBA), which rates
B&Bs and inns throughout the United States.
Harrington House will be listed in the ABBA's na-
tional consumer guidebook as holding a "three-crown"
rating, designating the Island B&B as having met or ex-
ceeded national standards.
edition, it is not consistent with the code."
City attorney Patricia Petruff concurred with
Fernandez. "The code doesn't allow just the second story
to be set back 15 feet. It's impossible for the homeowner
to expand like he wants," she said.
However, on a non-conforming home, it is possible
for the owner to add a second story with a setback of 15
feet, said Petruff.
"It is unusual that you cannot expand a conforming
property but you can expand a non-conforming property,"
said Council Chairman Don Howard.
"The only way that I see it can be accomplished
would be to have some sort of revision to the code to
address remodeling of conforming structures," replied
Petruff. "It would have wide ranging effects, and the re-
sult would be houses with a stair-step appearance."
Robert St. Jean pointed to a similar situation where
an owner wants to build a home on his 50 by 100 foot lot.
A single story, elevated home could be 30 by 50 feet,
while a two-story home could be 20 by up to 65-feet.
"It would just look ridiculous," stressed St. Jean.
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger said, "It appears that
we have an oversight or an absurdity, so I would suggest
that we review the entire setback policy and come up with
Petruff said she would prepare a draft ordinance, to
be discussed at the work session Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I DECEMBER 16, 1993 0 PAGE 9 I]
Islanders tell where they're from,
how they found Anna Maria
By Jeannie Friedman
At almost any Island gathering, the two most fre-
quently asked questions are how did you find Anna Maria
and where are you from. Residents and visitors alike are
usually eager to respond
with their unique tale of
coming to the Island for the
Molly and John
Sandberg came to
Bradenton Beach at the in-
vitation of a book publisher
who owned a home there.
They had never heard of
Anna Maria Island.
The Sandbergs had
written some educational
books and their publisher
asked them to come to the |
Island to work on a final
edit They immediately fell 'Bunny Garst, with Cricket1
in love with Bradenton
Beach and knew they would return.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, the S andbergs
had planned to retire on the Olympic Peninsula. He was
a dean at Western Michigan University and she was a
banker in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After discovering Anna
Maria, their retirement plans changed.
The Sandbergs now have a home on Sarasota Bay in
Bradenton Beach and wouldn't live any place else. They
work tirelessly for the community and consider them-
"You bet I'm an Islander," Molly said. "Anybody
who has worked as hard as we have to improve Bradenton
Beach is an Islander."
Currently president of
the Tingley Memorial Li-
brary, John also founded
the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association at the .
request of Mayor Katie
Pierola. Molly serves on
the association's board
and is active in the
Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
The S andbergs are es-
pecially proud of the im-
provements that have been
made in their Bay Drive
South neighborhood since
they built there four years ago.
"When we built here, this section of Bay Drive was
a slum," Molly said. "We had trouble getting a loan be-
cause the bankers were horrified that we wanted to build
here. Now the street is filled with palm trees and picket
fences and fresh paint. I'm proud of that."
Asked if they had to make sacrifices in order to live
here Molly replied, "No, we made no sacrifices. All we,
gave up was snow.
"We love our neighbors and we love Bradenton Beach,"
she said. "We're glad we discovered Anna Maria."
Juan Freudenthal is a native of Chile who has been to
I .i._'- -
40 countries and has lived in a variety of places includ-
ing Germany, Israel and Manhattan but he is now a full-
time resident of Holmes Beach. He and his wife, Pat,
consider themselves Islanders 100 percent
"We love the Island and the way of life here,"
is an artist
la.r f -nedWatch Gal-
he- a lery in
d Brandy Alexander the Great Maria City
but his cre-
dentials and interests are almost as varied as the num-
ber of places he's visited.
He earned journalism degree in Chile and worked
for a Chilean newspaper and a radio station. He also has
a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science and was a
professor in the graduate program at Simmons College
Additionally, Freudenthal is a photographer and
because he speaks three languages he was once a trans-
lator for United Press International.
The Freudenthals have lived in the United States
since 1965 and has lived on the Island since 1984. The
multi-talented resident discovered Anna Maria because
his wife's parents vacationed
in Anna Maria and brought
her to the Island when she
was a child.
SIn March, his art work will
n m be shown at the Island Li-
Bunny Garst is no stranger
to islands. She has lived on
Longboat Key, in the Cay-
man Islands, on the Island of
Manhattan and in Belize,
She discovered Anna Maria
as a child when she helped
her mother photograph a bal-,
let dancer who lived on the Island.
She lived on the Island from 1973 to 1981 but
moved to Bradenton for several years. Now she lives in
Anna Maria City and has no plans to leave.
When asked, "where are you from," Garst had a
hard time explaining. Besides being a resident of vari-
ous islands she has traveled all over the world and has
lived in many places.
"Am I an Islander? Of course I am," Bunny said. I
spend so much time trying to save the Island that I don't
even have time to work or go to the beach."
An energetic and vivacious resident, Garst had no
intention of participating in civic affairs when she re-
turned to Anna Maria. Now she spends an average of 40
hours a week working to save or improve the Island.
"When I moved back here, I tried not to get in-
volved," Garst said. "For two years I didn't even know
the mayor's name and I didn't care. Now, I'm involved
in everything. I'm busy all the time."
Garst helped found the Anna Maria Civic Association,
a group that originally was formed to save Bean Point from
being developed and was one of the grant writers who at-
tempted to get federal funding for the project.
Now, the civic association acts as a watch dog for
the city. "We try to get involved in anything that we
think will impact the community," Garst said. "We stay
informed and communicate with the city officials."
Garst is also a very active member of SAM, the anti-
In addition to working to improve the community,
Garst is also a real estate agent, a wife and a mother. Her
husband, Claflin, is a former Manatee County Judge and the
attorney who represents SAM in its efforts to halt the state's
plan to build a fixed-span bridge on Manatee Avenue.
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"The only place where you can eat your mistakes," was
the theme of last week's class on making gingerbread
houses at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
Twenty children entered the magical gingerbread land
where bushes are made of peppermint, door knobs are
tiny red hots, tootsie rolls become chimneys and shrubs
are made of gumdrops. Kathy Kirn and her daughter
Shauna bond sections of gingerbread together with
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Guild to hold reception
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will have an
opening reception featuring the paintings of Donna
Bednarz on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The reception will be held at the guild's gallery at
5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, in the Island Shopping
Center. Christmas gift ideas will be on display in the
guild's North Gallery at the same location.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Call 778-6694 for more information.
Duncan House to have
The Duncan House Bed & Breakfast at 1703 Gulf
Dr., Bradenton Beach, will hold its annual holiday open
house on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m.
The public is invited.
Island boat parade
Don't miss the Island Boat Parade scheduled for Sat-
urday, Dec. 18.
The parade, organized by the Anna Maria Island
Power Squadron, will start at the Key Royale Bridge at 6
p.m. After the parade circles within Bimini Bay, it will
head into the 67th, 68th and 69th Street canals, go through
Galati Pass, turning north to the Rod & Reel Pier. It will
then turn around to return to the Key Royale area.
It's not too late to enter your boat in the parade. There
is no entry fee and the only requirement is that the boat has
lights. This can be accomplished with a battery and 12 volt
bulbs. Call 778-4338 for more information.
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Pancake breakfast at
St. Bernard Church
St Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach will
hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee
complete the menu. Adult tickets are $250 and children's are
$1. There will also be a bake sale at the breakfast.
The American Association of University Women, the
Manatee County Branch, is selling luminaria kits as a
fundraiser for its local scholarship fund.
The kit includes 12 white candles, 12 white bags,
matches and sand for $3.50.
The luminaria kits are available on the Island at The
Islander Bystander office, 5400A Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, in the Island Shopping Center.
Holiday hours cut
at Island Museum
The Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City, will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays during
December. Doors will open at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednes-
days, and Saturdays. The museum will be closed Christ-
mas and New Year's Day.
The popular historical 1994 calendars, now $5, are
available to the museum and various locations through-
out the Island.
Call 778-0492 for the location nearest you.
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Professional dance instructors are teaching evening open-
group dance lessons for couples and singles at the Anna Maria
Community Center every Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. The fee
is $3 for center members and $4 for non-members. Youth and
adolescents are encouraged to attend.
Ballroom/Latin/Big Band dance classes are held from
8 to 9 p.m. on Mondays. The cost is $5 for center mem-
bers and $6 for non-members.
Garden club to
The Island Garden Club will hold its annual Christmas
celebration on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
A turkey dinner will be followed by a program ar-
ranged by Barbara and Vincent Wright. Guest vocalist
Kathryn Turner Barlow will perform.
Goodwill Industries-Manasota, Inc., has extended its
annual Community Food Drive through Thursday, Dec. 30.
The Goodwill donation station located in the parking
lot of First Union Bank, 5327 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach,
will accept non-perishable food items such as canned
vegetables, soups, fruits and bags of rice, beans and pasta
as well as laundry products to help fill up the food pan-
tries of Meals On Wheels Plus Food Bank in Manatee
County, and other area-wide food banks.
The Island donation station is open seven days a week.
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Hi-1 2 Club holds
The Masonic Anna Maria High 12 Club will hold a
Ladies' Day luncheon at noon at Shucker's restaurant in
Holmes Beach on Thursday, Dec. 16.
All Master Masons, their wives and friends are in-
vited. For reservations call 778-0115.
Area blood bank faces
Manatee Community Blood Center is seeing the
usual decline in donations of blood in early December
made worse by the consistent demand of blood through
December and January and taxed by the increase in the
number of winter residents.
Blood donations are needed.
The Satellite Blood Center at Blake Hospital, room
401, 2020 59th St. W., is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. for blood and pheresis donations. Call for 798-
6561 for information.
Off Island happenings
ARTarget, 522 S. Pineapple, Sarasota, will hold a
Children's Art Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 19, from
noon to 4 p.m. A public opening reception to view the art
created at the workshop will be held on the same day from
3 to 5 p.m. For information on participation or to donate
materials call Joe Fiorello at 388-2213.
Peter Rabbit is 100 years old. To celebrate the writ-
ing of Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," the
Manatee County Central Library in Bradenton is holding
a birthday party for Peter Rabbit on Tuesday, Dec. 21,
at 1 p.m. in the library's auditorium. The party is free. Call
748-5555 for more information.
The Swedish Club of Sarasota will hold its 6th An-
nual Lucia Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at
Florida West Coast Symphony Center at 709 N. Tamiami
Trail. The event is open to the public. The cover charge
'orser 4 enornal mTanurunitit ljhurch
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
Pastor Saturday 5 PM Seaside Worship
located at Magnolia St. & the Gulf
Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday School
9 a.m. 1st Worship
10:30 a.m.-2nd Worship
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is $5 and children under 12 are free. Glogg and coffee will
be available and each family is asked to bring and share
some Christmas cookies or coffee cake.
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr. S.,
is featuring the Jay V. Zimmerman Sculpture and
Painting Exhibit beginning Thursday, Dec. 16 through
Jan 23, with the awards reception on Jan 2. at 2 to 4 p.m.
Art Center hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and
2 to 4:30 p.m. on weekends. The center will be closed for
the holidays from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. For more information,
A celebration of "New Year's at the Riverfront"
will take place at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre
for three performances on Dec. 29, 30 and 31. The
evening includes a performance of "Mike & His Mac,"
and features numbers from a variety of Broadway shows
and classical composers. Theater-goers are also invited to
stay for the New Year's Eve Gala Reception which fol-
lows the final performance on Dec. 31. Call the Players'
box office, Monday through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at 748-5875 for tickets information.
The Longboat Table Tennis Association is seeking
members. Tentatively scheduled for Monday and Thurs-
day evenings at 7 p.m., the Longboat Key Community
Center will be open for round robin play. Paddles and balls
will be provided and played indoors. The program is free
and open to beginners. For more information, call Sherry
at the center at 383-3136 or Ted Friedricks at 383-1071
Registration for the second term at The Education
Center on Longboat Key is in progress. The term begins
Monday, Jan 10, and runs for eight consecutive weeks.
Classes from art to Yoga are available. The center will
have an Open House on Friday, Jan 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Call 383-8811 for registration information.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and Jazz Club
of Sarasota will again present their traditional "The 12th
Annual Joys of Jazz" concert. The concert will be held
at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, in the hall. Call 1-800-
826-9303 for ticket information.
Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Frank Brian Thurkettle III, 23, of Holmes
Beach, died Dec. 7 in Bradenton.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Thurkettle came
to Bradenton from Williamsburg, Iowa, in January
1993. He was a student. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by his parents, Frank and Nancy;
two sisters, Theresa and Brandi, both of
Williamsburg; a brother, Brent, of Iowa City, Iowa;
grandmother, Rosemary, of Columbus; grandfather,
Ray Klinger of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; grandmother,
Helen Wallace of Columbus; and great-grand-
mother, Frances Fagan of Reynoldsburg.
No local visitation or services were held. Ashes
were scattered at sea. Memorials may be made to
Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2424 U.S. 301 N.,
Ellenton, Fla. 34222. Universal Cremation Society,
Manatee chapter, was in charge of the arrange-
The Island Poet
'Twas the night before Christmas and, Mom, you're
Because this week you've done the work of three
The tree is up and all the presents placed there,
And, Mom, some of the tinsel is still in your hair.
The turkey is stuffed and you are feeling so proud,
But that is one of the things you can't say out loud.
So you drag yourself off to bed more dead than alive,
'Cause you know the kids will be up somewhere
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Bradenton Beach man
stabs two after dispute
By Laura Dart
Two people were injured Sunday when, according to
police reports, a Bradenton Beach man stabbed them dur-
ing a domestic dispute.
Christopher Deaton Reeves, 29, of 301 Bay Dr. N.,
is charged with two counts of attempted homicide, one
count each of aggravated assault on a police officer, flee-
ing and attempting to elude, and reckless driving, accord-
ing to the Bradenton Beach Police Department.
The police report states that the suspect and his wife,
Bobbiree Reeves, 28, and Tom Kaczmerak, 30, of
Bradenton were at a local sports lounge when the Reeves
began to argue. When Christopher Reeves refused to take
his wife home, Kaczmerak agreed to drive her home.
The police state that Reeves then went to the house
and attempted to cut Kaczmerak's throat with a knife and
proceeded to stab his wife in the arm and face.
The Manatee County Sheriff's deputies apprehended
Reeves in a parking lot on Cortez Road after they forced
him to pull over.
The Anna Maria Island
Privateers, with the coop-
eration of West Coast
Irrigation, recently donated
and installed a new $500
irrigation pump at the Anna
Maria Island Community
Center. Watching the new
motor whir are Privateers
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present in the form of $4,000, half of the proceeds from
the guild's 4th annual Heritage Week held in Novem-
ber. Pierrette Kelly (second from left), executive
director of the center, accepts the gift from Heritage
Week organizers Dottie McChesney (left), Mercedes
Thornburg and Debbie Keller-McCartney.
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so great, you can point out
the swimming pools in the
back yards all the way
down the Island.
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Harlan's One Hour Photo.
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John and Beth Home celebrated their first Christmas
holiday together by inviting a large portion of the Island's
residents to a Christmas party at their home on Marina -
Drive in Holmes Beach.
The Homes are both natives of Bartow, Fla. They were
married in July and are now full-time residents of the Island.
John is president and partner of the Anchorage Res-
taurant in Anna Maria City. Beth is field manager for the
Quality School Products division of Reader's Digest.
She is the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Monte
Campbell of Bartow. John's parents are Ann and Lynn
Home of Bartow and Anna Maria City.
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palm trees. Beth Home
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Christmas party in her
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Holmes Beach. Mindy
Goodwin of Bradenton (left)
and Sharon Edwards of
Clearwater were just two of
the out-of-town guests who
came to celebrate.
Jill and Bubba Duncan
with Lynn Home, John
Jack Egan, cartoonist for The Islander Bystander, and
host John Home converse with a would-be Santa.
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Island ornaments White House
By Joy Courtney
A piece of Anna Maria Island graces the White House
this holiday season thanks to the talented hands of Islander
By presidential mandate, Hall joined 7,500 fellow
artisans from around the country and created a unique
hand-crafted ornament as a showcase piece to adorn one
Measuring about a foot from head to tail, Hall's body
of the ornament was woven out of white synthetic yam
creating a rectangular-shaped weave that was smooth on
one side and boasted streams of the yam on the other.
She shaped and sculpted the head, tail and to-be-
dangled stars and moons out of polymer clay, painting
them the White House's choice of color gold and
Dressing up Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
the White House
Gloria Hall of Anna Maria City joined fellow artisans
from around the United States to create original hand-
crafted ornaments which grace the Christmas trees in
the White House this season.
Paradise Inc. Realtor
Paradise Inc. Realtor, a full-service real estate com-
pany, announces it has expanded and moved its location
to 5201 Gulf Dr. in Holmes Beach. Its phone number,
778-4800, remains the same.
The company also announces that Ken Rickett, a Anna
Maria resident and a real estate agent with over ten years of
experience, has joined the company. Rickett was formerly
with Michael Saunders and Co. as their lead salesperson.
of the Christmas trees lighting up the
rooms of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
President and Mrs. Clinton chose
for this year's holiday theme, the
"Year of American Craft: A Celebra-
tion of Creative Works of The Hand."
And as a general theme, "Angels."
Hall has created tapestry pieces for
25 years. She has done commissions
for the University of Miami, Florida
Presbytery, Arvida Corp. and National
Airlines, and one of her pieces is in-
cluded in the University of Florida's
permanent craft collection.
She believes she received her invi-
tation through her work and member-
ship in the Florida Craftsmen organi-
"Because this is the 'Year of the
All of the ornaments are
donations to the White
House and will become part
of a permanent collection.
The ornaments currently
bedeck the 19-and-a-half-
foot Blue Room Christmas
tree or one of 21 other trees
decorating the country's
presidential home. The trees
are on public display through
Dec. 28 and more than
150,000 visitors are expected
to view them.
Gulf of Mexico' and I live on a barrier island and am a
"beachy" kind of person, I decided I'd like to submit
something stylized from the Gulf and the state," said Hall.
"I started on a fish with white tentacles that had shells
hanging from it. After the White House had accepted my
application and description of my ornament, it informed
me the theme was 'angels.' I thought 'angles?'
"Creativity is a wonderful thing," she said with a cat-
that-swallowed-the-canary grin. "You can call a piece
anything you want. I christened mine an "angle" fish.
To offset any confusion by the White House staff
over her contribution, Hall enclosed a note: "From the
great State of Florida and from the Gulf of Mexico, I send
you an angel ... fish."
Photography does not do Hall's completed decoration
adding an accent of gold sparkles.
The tapestry of woven yarn be-
came the body of the angel fish after it
was folded and stitched in half and at-
tached to the head and tail by a dowel
running through the belly of the piece.
For a final touch, Hall added a gold
halo. The result is a brilliant spray of
sparkling white surrounded by the glis-
tening of gold.
All of the ornaments are dona-
tions to the White House and will be-
come part of a permanent collection
curated by Michael Monroe, Director
of the Smithsonian Institution's
Renwich Gallery. The ornaments cur-
rently bedeck the 19-and-a-half-foot
Blue Room Christmas tree or one of 21
other trees decorating the country's
presidential home. The trees are on public display through
Dec. 28 and more than 150,000 visitors are expected to
Hall, as are all participating artisans, is not allowed to
reproduce for sale her ornament as being "designed for or
exhibited at the White House." However, she's already
hard at work making smaller replicas of her presidential
piece for family and friends while fending off a growing
list of familial "wannabes."
"Thank you for offering to assist the First Family in
celebrating their first holiday season at the White House,"
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Through the hands of a talented Islander, Anna Maria
can respectfully say, "You're welcome." ***
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Maria Island. The Artists Guild donated the money to
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school's first over-night field trip to historic St. August-
ine scheduled for February. "Though we couldn't
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Guild's goal of supporting of education."
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Sock it to me
Look again. That isn't sand
in the box or on the kids -
its SNOW. The School for
Constructive Play in Anna
Maria City brought in a
truck load of the cold wet
stuff for the benefit of its
"we live in Florida and
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Computing for the future
Sarah Faziol a fourth-grade student in DeAnn Davis'
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she grows up. If that's the case, she'll need what she's
learned from "Money Works" to pay for all the lessons.
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The Anna Maria Elementary fourth and fifth-grade chorus
participated in a recent Christmas celebration at the DeSoto
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school's music teacher, the children perform a variety of holiday
songs to the delight of holiday shoppers.
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Dec. 1, criminal mischief, 100 block 12th Street
South. Neighborhood children were kicking out sections
of a picket fence.
Dec. 3, burglary, 100 block of Bridge Street. A purse
containing $165 and the victim's driver's license was
taken from a vehicle.
Dec. 4, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Dr., Circle K. The
suspect took a 12-pack of Budweiser and a six-pack of
Corona beer and fled. He dropped the six-pack of Corona
while in the parking lot and broke three bottles.
Dec. 3, noise from a loud party, 200 block of South
Dec. 3, recovery of a stolen automobile, 75th Street
beach. The officer observed a parked 1991 Cadillac and
ran a routine check. He found that the automobile had
been stolen. It was recovered by the Bradenton Police
Dec. 4, noise from loud subjects outside, 300 block
of 61st Street.
Dec. 4, DUI and possession of marijuana less than
20 grams, 600 block of Manatee Avenue. The officer
observed the defendant, Dorothy Auterback, 31, of
Bradenton, turn wide from 6th Street to east bound Mana-
tee Avenue and drive in the west bound lane without head-
lights. According to the report, Auderback failed perfor-
mance tests and was placed in custody. While searching
her purse, the officer found a bag of marijuana.
Dec. 4, suspicious person, 3000 block of Avenue C.
A strange man was at the rear of the house.
Dec. 5, noise from loud subjects outside, 300 block
of 55th Street.
Dec. 5, suspicious person, 3700 block of Gulf Drive.
A man was looking in the window.
Dec. 5, loose dog, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard.
Dec. 5, theft of a bicycle, 100 block of 30th Street.
Dec. 5, loose dogs, 300 block of 56th Street
Dec. 5, found property bicycle, 5900 block of
Dec. 6, burglary, 5400 Holmes Blvd., laundromat.
According to the report, the owner of the laundromat ob-
served the defendant inside the business when he arrived
to open for the day. The defendant, Victor Oddo, 19, of
Holmes Beach, fled. After Oddo was described by the
victim and a witness, the officer apprehended him. After
he was positively identified by the victim and witness,
Oddo admitted to the burglary and was placed in custody.
Dec. 6, damage, 213 54th Street, Island Lumber.
Five or six concrete blocks were destroyed.
Dec. 6, barking dog, 400 block of 62nd Street.
Dec. 6, noise from a loud party, 200 block of South
Dec. 7, possession of alcoholic beverage, possession
of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of parapher-
nalia, 700 block of Manatee Avenue. The officer observed
the defendant leave South Harbor Drive and drive in a
careless manner. After stopping the defendant, who was
under age, the officer observed an open 12-pack of
Budweiser in the car. The defendant was placed in cus-
tody, and a search of the car revealed part of a marijuana
cigarette in the ash tray, a small baggie and a razor blade.
Dec. 7, warrant arrest, 3900 East Bay Drive, Island
Foods. Responding to a call for problems with juveniles,
the officer found one juvenile had a pick up order out of
Tampa for petit theft.
Dec. 7, trespass, 3900 East Bay Drive, Island Foods.
Four juveniles appeared to be attempting to shoplift and
were issued a trespass warning.
Dec. 8, noise from aloud radio, 2700 block, Avenue C.
Dec. 8, warrant arrest, 6200 block of Marina Drive.
The officer stopped the vehicle for an improperly dis-
played tag. After a routine check he found the passenger
had three active warrants.
Dec. 8, loose dog, 5200 block of Gulf Drive.
Dec. 9, driving with license suspended, 3300 block
of Gulf Drive. The officer stopped a juvenile for unlaw-
ful speed and found that her driver's license had been
suspended for failure to attend school.
Dec. 9, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams,
Kingfish Ramp. The officer found the defendant, Curt
McNamer, 36, of Bradenton, passed out and lying in the front
seat of his automobile with a marijuana cigarette in his lap.
The officer seized the marijuana cigarette as evidence, woke
McNamer and issued a summons. According to the report,
McNamer was also intoxicated and the officer contacted a
friend to drive him home.
Dec. 10, DUI, 5400 block of Marina Drive. The officer
observed the defendant, Michael Hoy, 32, of Holmes Beach,
run a stop sign at high rate of speed, weave in and out of his
lane and straddle both lanes. After stopping Hoy, the officer
observed an open can of Budweiser spilling out on the floor-
board under his feet. Hoy exhibited a strong odor of alcohol,
his eyes were bloodshot, his face flushed and his pupils di-
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Wishing our neighbors well at holiday time
By Bob Ardren
TIME magazine did it last week and the Tampa Tri-
bune did it over the weekend. What did they do? They
spoke the unspeakable, touched the forbidden, taunted the
authorities in other words they visited Cuba. You
remember Cuba, our estranged neighbor?
Once upon a time Cuba was our closest neighbor.
After all, it was Cuban fishermen that really opened up the
west coast of Florida. Have we forgotten that "the great
explorer" DeSoto was governor of Havana before he be-
gan poking around our neighborhood?
In those days, the thriving and proud city of Havana
was already the capital of all Latin America and the
west coast of Florida was still in the firm control of the
Present-day locals can still remember the days when
Havana was clearly THE party city in our part of the
world. Events such as the annual St. Petersburg to Havana
sailboat race tied us closely to our southern neighbor. But
that all ended with the Castro takeover in the late 1950s.
And it's all been downhill since then in our relations
with what was once our closest neighbor. Now Castro
charges that we're trying to starve them and, as is true of
statements by so many government officials, there's a
little truth in it. But only a little.
People are going to bed hungry in Havana these days
now that the former Soviet Union has stopped propping
up the Castro government. The embargo practiced by the
United States has been going on far longer that the advent
of the recent crisis there, however, and in my experience
there, the average Cuban understands that. The truth is the
Cuban economy has fallen to pieces. It doesn't work any-
more, if it ever really did.
When I visited Cuba last month, the young man serv-
ing as my guide for a couple of days asked if I could buy
his family some soap. They hadn't had a bar in their apart-
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cals in Havana is beans and rice, and even that is rationed.
Meat is a sometime thing obtained on the black market or
by going out into the countryside and dealing directly with
the farmers for a chicken or two. So it's not unusual to find
scenes of chicken slaughtering going on in the courtyards
of residential buildings all over Havana. I even saw hogs
being slaughtered and drawn in the courtyards. The meat
was then divided up among the residents of the building.
Like scenes out of the Middle Ages, the dogs would
fight over what little was left after the dividing. The "no-
star" hotel I stayed in had a silly dining room menu offer-
ing all manner of good-sounding food. But every time the
waiter handed it to me, he also told me what was avail-
able generally one item. "Nothing else," he'd say. One
night only eggs were available, so I had eggs. Toast was
extra, and buttered toast was 50 percent more than that.
One morning I visited the main meat market in down-
town old Havana. Amid the empty cases, (they didn't
even bother to put ice in them), was the sole merchandise
for sale a large box of butane lighters.
So as we prepare to celebrate the holidays here, let's
remember just how close real hurt and need is to us. Our
one-time closest neighbors are hurting badly down on that
island once called the "Queen of the Caribbean." Given
the politics of it all, nothing is likely to change in any large
way soon, but even Castro is clearly seeing the light and
allowing more and more capitalist activity although the
black market is surely the enterprise driving what little
economy is left.
And now I understand why many Cuban families
chance prison and death to escape to Florida. Given their
situation, I hope that I'd have the courage to do the same.
As the young student from Africa who worked as my
guide put it, "Well, it's not Haiti yet, but we're surely
headed that way."
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to say thanks for our amazing wealth and especially for
Now, a couple of local news items. That dead baby
dolphin found floating in Anna Maria Sound Dec. 6 was
clearly the victim of a floating spool of monofilament line.
Jay Gorzelany, Mote Marine's Stranding Program coor-
dinator, told me that while the five-and-a-half-foot critter
clearly was suffering from infections and parasites, be-
coming entangled in the line finished it off.
By the time Gorzelany and his crew found the dol-
phin, it was dead and pretty well torn up with teeth cuts
and scrapes. They think those were caused by the one-
year-old female's mother trying to keep it afloat and re-
Heartbreaking drama in the water at our doorstep. "It
was a complete spool of 80 or 90-pound test 'mono' line,"
Gorzelany said. "How it ended up in the water we'll never
know, though I'd guess it fell off a bridge or a boat or
We fishers have known for a long time that stray
pieces of monofilament line are downright dangerous to
lots of different sea and bird life, and if you ever needed
a graphic illustration, this is it. So please, don't throw your
old line in the water, even little pieces of it. Like all other
litter, just toss it into a bucket, and take it on home.
Meanwhile, Lunar the stranded pygmy killer whale
receiving treatment at Mote continues to hang on to life.
Brought to the lab Nov. 16 from Marco Island, the whale
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Bonita, flounder, mackerel and kings top off week's fishing
By Capt Mike Heistand
Despite the cold fronts sweeping through the area, fish-
ing remains strong. White bait are starting to move around in
the passes, causing mackerel and kingfish to come in. Red-
fish and trout are still plentiful in the backwaters, and sheep-
shead are around almost every pier and bridge.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said grouper fishing off-
shore is excellent this time of year- as long as the winds are
down. The grouper are being caught closer to shore than usual,
in the 40-foot depth range. A few kingfish are still hanging
around, too. In the backwaters, sheepshead are plentiful now
around almost every bridge and dock, with shrimp, sandfleas
and bloodworms being what the sheepies view as their favor-
ite morsels. A few reds are also out there, he added.
Bonita, redfish, mackerel and sheepshead are the
catches of the week at the Rod and Reel Pier, Kevin said.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said grouper are to be
found offshore in the 60-foot depth range. Cobia are also
around the artificial reefs offshore. Bait are starting to
show up in the passes, causing mackerel and kingfish in
closer to shore. In the bays, snook are to be found near the
canals, as are redfish.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishermen
there had a great week catching bonita. Live shiners
seemed to work best as bait for the fast-moving, good-
tasting fish. They have also been having a run on snook,
with Ray Bronson catching seven of the linesiders, keep-
ing a 28-pounder. There are also good catches of sheeps-
head from the pier, Dave added.
Capt. Mark Bradow is still doing well with trout in
the backwaters, as well as limit catches of redfish. His
fishing tip of the week: use shrimp and shiners for bait to
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DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 12/16 12:20 2.3ft 8:01 -0.4ft 3:50 1.3ft 6:25 1.2ft
Fr 12/17 1:12 2.1ft 8:36 -0.2ft 4:08 1.4ff 7:44 1.1ft
Sat 12/18 2:05 1.9ft 9:09 O.Oft 4:33 1.5ft 9:06 1.0ft
Sun 12/19 3:08 1.6ft 9:44 0.2ft 5:02 1.6ft 10:30 0.8ft
Mon 12/20 4:23 1.4ft 10:18 0.4ft 5:36 1.7ft 11:55 0.6ft
Tue 12/21 5:53 1.2ft 10:53 0.6ft 6:08 1.8ft
Wed 12/22 7:38 1.1ft 1:08 0.4ft 6:47 1.9ft 11:28a 0.8ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.
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scamp and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook, redfish and trout are
coming on for his charters, with reds being the easiest to
catch. Some of the trout are upwards of 24 inches long..
Capt Rick added that white bait is still to be found, but
you've got to be willing to look for it.
Capt. Tom Chaya said reds are the best bet for fish-
ing, but he's also done well with snook and trout
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay H said before the fronts came
through last week he was doing very well with Spanish mack-
erel, a few cobia and kingfish. In the backwaters, scattered
mangrove snapper and trigger fish are to be found, as well as
alot of snook around the canal mouths and docks. The snook
are there, but they're hard to catch, Zack said. Small reds,
decent-sized trout and floundering the channels and bayous are
also to be found for the diligent anglers.
Capt. Todd Romine said from last Wednesday to
Saturday they brought in seven trout all better than 24
inches long. His charters were also able to bring in their
limit of redfish on every trip. Big snook some up to 27
inches were also landed.
Capt Phil Shields said that red and black grouper are
coming on strong far offshore, in the 130-foot range, as
well as some 10-pound mutton snapper.
I'm getting a new motor put on my boat Magic, and
will be back on the water this weekend.
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church holds fundraisers to support local charities such
as Southwestern Guide Dog Program, the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, Boys' Ranch, Loving Hands
and needy individuals. The Island Wish Book listed the
activities of the Mission Program of Roser Church.
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COMPUTER Tenex Turbo 286-12, with 2 floppy 5.5,
star printer, 14" color monitor. Almost new, boxed with
books and cords. $400. 778-6835.
COMMODORE COMPUTERS 128,2-64 keyboards,
14" color monitor, printer, 2 disk drives, all books and
cords. $250. 778-6835.
PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete camera system
ready for Xmas! NIKON EM with 50 mm, auto winder,
strobe, plus 28 mm, 70-300 zoom lenses, and bag.
Complete $450. 778-9392.
LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAY with seasonal Luminary
Candles. $3.50 kit includes: 12 candles, 12 white bags,
and sand. Proceeds to American Association of Uni-
versity Women-The Manatee County Branch. Pick up
yours at the Islander Bystander office in the Island
Shopping. 5400 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
Stenotype machine $100. 5' Christmas tree $20. Also
ornaments and lights. Levelor mini blinds (68" X 36")
$25. Lady Schick hairdryer $20. 778-7107.
FIND GREAT DEALS in the ISLANDER BYSTANDER
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A re-
lentless rush! Order now for Xmas. For skating infor-
mation and sales call 778-3880.
GIVE A LITTLE HISTORY FOR CHRISTMAS Anna
Maria Island Centennial Calendar- $5.00. Published
by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, available
at the Islander Bystander office. Perfect for Christmas
with a subscription to the newspaper. Shopping Cen-
ter, 5400A Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
INTERIOR DOORS, various sizes. Craftsman electric
grass edgier. Crystal chandelier. Electric wall heater.
Couch, chair and ottoman. 778-2432.
JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! Unique, handmade
Florida dining table/4 chairs. $250 OBO 778-2787.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Dec. 17.9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 735 Jacar-
anda Dr., Anna Maria. Household items, vacuum cleaner,
TV, children's clothes, toys, bikes, books, misc.
3 FAMILY SALE New ladies Hager slacks, Christmas
gifts, jewelry, kitchen needs, lots of misc. All good, no
junk. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 18 and Sun., Dec. 19.
2305 Ave B, Bradenton Beach.
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
MGB ROADSTER 1971. Classic model with chrome
bumpers. New paint rust-free body. New top, carpet, tires,
etc. An investment. $4200 OBO. Leave msg 778-2907.
10 FT JOHN BOAT; 2 HP Yamaha motor; less than 20
hours. Great Christmas gift. $500. Located in Anna
Maria. Call Tampa (813) 254-7901.
SLIP FOR RENT Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
15'6" RIVIERA Tri hull with open bow. 35 HP Johnson.
Magic tilt trailer. $1200 OBO. 778-6569.
15 FT SPIN DRIFT Daysailer with trailer. $1150.778-5818.
CHARTER FISH with Capt. Heistand aboard Magic.
Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
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M tLS 1-800-741-3772 Ed 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
JUST LISTEDI: Imagine watching pelicans and blue her-
ons nesting! Relax on the wrap-around deck of your 3
bedroom, 2 bath deep canal front home in the City of
Anna Maria. Convenient electric boat lift and dock make
boating a breeze with direct Bay access. Gourmet
kitchen, greatroom with cathedral ceilings, luxury tile and
carpet, plus 4 car covered parking all make for dream
living. $299,000. Call Judy Duncan at 778-1589.
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.
JUST REDUCED $10,000: Key Royale's finest. To see
is to fall in love. Views of Manatee Bridge from this two
bedroom, two bath refurbished waterfront home. The
2300 sq feet of living area, heated caged pool, boat dock
and electric boat lift make this a truly entertaining home.
Priced at $395,000. For more information or personal
tour call Debbie Walther, 778-0777 or 794-6295 eves.
HOLMES BEACH MOTEL: Located in an excellent
area for high visibility. Walk to the beach, shopping and
restaurants. 7 units including owner's apartment. This
property is absolutely immaculate and ready to go.
$375,000. For more information call Zee Catanese, 794-
8991 eves or Carol Williams, 778-1718 eves.
$58,900... FLAMINGO CAY: Canalfront with deeded boat
slip. Turnkey furnished. Debbie Walther. 794-6295 eves.
$68,900...ST. JUDES APTS: Canalfront with view of
Sarasota Bay. 1BR/1BA on Longboat Key. Zee
Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
$69,900.. .LAZY UVN: Turnkey furnished. 2BR/1 BA one block
from beach. Low monthly fee. Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
$69,900... MT. VERNON: 2BR/2BA. Looks like a model.
Great view of water inlets & bay. Zee Catanese. 794-
$79,900...SHELL POINT: Groundfloor. 1BR/1BA. Pas-
tel furnishings and window treatments. Interior laundry.
Judy Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
$94,500...COCONUT APTS: Gulffront complex. 1BR/
1 BA turnkey furnished pool side unit. Excellent rental
history. Carol Williams, 778-1718 eves.
$109,900... BAY TIDES: Direct Bayfront condo steps from
the beach. 2BR/2BA. Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
$115,000...SHELL POINT: Waterfront 2BR/2BA on
the Bayou. Heated pool. Tennis, clubhouse. Carol
Williams, 778-1718 eves.
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2217 Gulf Drive
JUST STEPS TO FABULOUS white sandy
walking beach. Turnkey furnished. Large
kitchen w/breakfast nook. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath.
Call Karin Stephan. 388-1267 or Carol Heinze.
778-7246. #54915 $244,900.
FISHERMAN'S DREAM Boat ramp at end of
street, in Cortez area. 2 bedroom plus mother-
in-law apt. Large lot! Call Horace T. Gilley. 792-
0758. #54932 $54,900.
FINE CONDO LIVING directly across from beau-
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and shopping on newly revitalized Historic Bridge
St. Call Carol Heinze. 778-7246. #54845 $92,500.
RENTALS... SEASONAL ... RENTALS
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1,880 sq. ft. New sea wall and dock.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDOMINIUM
Location, location, location! 3BR/2B ground floor unit, turn-
key furnished, swimming pool, lighted tennis court and beau-
tiful beach. $265,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200.
GULFFRONT SUNSETS Contemporary 1BR/1.5B with
den/guest room. Partially furnished. Prime beach location for
YACHTSMAN DREAM Mariners Cove ... the premier
boating community of Florida's West Coast. Choose from 3
waterfront units, 2 or 3 bedrooms. $215,000 to $350,000.
Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
ADORABLE BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1.5 B from the
1920's and returned to its splendor, updated with Mexican
tile, stucco walls and ceilings, new appliances and large deck.
$113,900. Jana Chisolm, 778-7588.
LARGE LOT Good area in Holmes Beach -only 3 blocks
to beach. 8415 sq ft (average Island lot is only 5000 sq ft)
$67,500. Terri Robertson, 795-2676.
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WHEN IN PARADISE SEE...
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(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
The Waterway We have several outstanding units in
this upgraded complex. Large 2Br/2Ba units with
boat docks for as little as $78,500. To 2000 sq ft. 3Br/
3Ba @ $99,900. Call Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Enjoy the Sunsets! This 2Br/2Ba, turnkey furnished
unit has lots to offer! Steps to the Gulf, pool & 1200
sq ftofliving area and won't last long at $89,500. Call
Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.
Bayfront Unit With A Great View This turnkey
furnished unit has one of the best scenic views avail-
able. Watch the birds and the boats as you enjoy the
quiet setting in this small complex (12 units). 2 Bed-
room, 2 bath only $99,500. Call Dennis, 778-4800.
Direct Intracoastal View from this 2 Bedroom, 2
bath turnkey furnished unit. Features include fire-
place, boat dock, heated pool and elevator. $159,900.
Call Lynn at 778-4800.
Affordable Island Condo This 2 Bedroom, 1 bath
condo has a view of the new beach and is turnkey fur-
nished. $60.00 per month maintenance fee an asking
price of only $59,000. Call Lynn, 778-4800.
ISLAND 6-PLEX -
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and shop-
ping. Pool and laundry facilities.
UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF
This lot is ready for you to build your dream house.
DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE-2 BR/2BA, all
the amenities, elevator and turnkey furnished.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
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Ocean Park Terrace Condo- 3BR/2BA fully fur-
nished. Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun
Deck overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway
& Island. $199,900.
Looking for a seasonal rental?
We still have some great rentals for
you! Rent a GULFFRONT 3 bed-
room, 2.5 bath for $2300 per month
or a 1 bedroom, 1 bath for $850 per
month. These are just two of our
great rentals. For more information
call Nancy Ungarvsky at 778-2307.
* GULFFRONTI Magnificent views from all rooms
of this great house. Popular rental. Expansive, sandy
beach in all directions. Priced at $335,000. Owner
anxious. Call Stan Williams for details.
* OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy Gulf views from
this turnkey furnished 2BR-2BA apartment Exceptional
Gulffront complex with large pool, sandy walking beach,
secured elevator-lobby and quality throughout Offered at
$164,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* $1,100 INCOME Per month 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 Willliams.
* BEACHES, SUNSETS AND AMBIANCE Direct
Gulffront 2BR/2BA unit that is turnkey furnished. Great
walking beach. A proven money maker for rentals. Pro-
tected parking. All for $164,900. Call Stan Williams.
* SUNBOW BAY Newly listed 2BR-2BA well-main-
tained unit with wonderful view of lagoon, two pools,
tennis, Bayfront pier and dock and walking distance
to beach. Offered at $92,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* SUNRISE OR SUNSET Pick your preference from
one of these 2BR-2BA Gulffront or Bay View, unfurnished
condos. Pool, elevator and close to shopping and restau-
rants. Great beach just across the street. Priced at
$86,900 and $89,900. 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.
* BAYFRONTI Spectacular 4BR-2.5BA Bayfront resi-
dence with Bay and canal frontage and deep water dock-
age. Natural cedar construction with cathedral ceilings
throughout. Truly a tropical paradise with unsurpassed
views. Call Dave Moynihan 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.
* 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.
* GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view
townhouse with 3BR-3BA, private 2 car garage and with
3200 sq. ft. under roof. Complex offers two pools, tennis,
lush grounds and short walk to prime beach. Offered at
$159,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
* HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Beautifully reno-
vated 3BR/2BA waterfront residences with spacious
open floor plan. New custom kitchen with top end appli-
ances, lovely new pool and patio area, concrete dock with
deep water. Numerous other quality features. Offered at
$274,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
* BAY WINDS Direct Bayfront apartment with great
views of Bay and Intracoastal waterway. Short walk to
beach and shopping. Excellent Island second home with
strong rental opportunity. 2BR-2BA with under cover
parking. Priced at $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
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PART TIME HELP Kitchen and wait staff. Tip of the
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Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers please
call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Darcy.
HOUSEKEEPER Beach resort, benefits, paid vaca-
tion. Apply 10 to3, Mon. thru Fri. Silver Surf, 1301 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach. 778-6626.
FRONT DESK Beach resort, people person, com-
puter, benefits, paid vacation. Apply 10 to 3, Mon. thru
Fri. Silver Surf, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
HELP WANTED Housekeeper. Must be able to work
weekends. Coconuts Beach Resort 778-2277 or ap-
ply in person 100 73rd St., Holmes Beach.
LOCAL BABY SITTING service now taking applica-
tions. Cellular #813-720-0805.
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.
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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-
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cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon on mobile number 356-4649. -
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.
A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT A gift certificate for a
Swedish massage, $35 hour. Call Marilyn (Lic #
CHEERFUL, REFINED mature companion for home
care, driving, shopping, errands, appointments and
light cooking. Dependable Island resident. 778-0601.
DUSTBUSTERS The Island housecleaning experts.
Weekly, bi-weekly or anytime. References. 778-6975
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees. Including palms. Insured, reasonable.
Island resident. Local references. Call Brewers 778-
BRANTER INTERIORS Professional with Hilton Corp.
for 13 years. Cleaning your home is my specialty. Is-
land resident. 778-2611.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the Island for
17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.
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.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee County
resident 25 years. Call today for a free estimate. Ken
HOME REPAIR SERVICE- Professional tile installa-
tion, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exterior. All
repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years experi-
ence. Call Mark at 778-5354.
Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All'types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
LIC #RX-005131"8. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free esti-
mates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
HOME REPAIR Seniors discount. Special.rates for
mobile homes. 24 hours service. Island resident for 22
years. Call Pete 778-281.-
ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Negotiable.
Call Frank at 778-6126.
BUY IT! SELL IT!
FIND IT! ISLANDER
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal, annual available
rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty. 795-4394.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apartments.
Sundeck and porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-3143.
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Holmes Beach Fla 34217
Between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I DECEMBER 16, 1993 E PAGE 27 IG3
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.
HOLIDAY RENTAL Magnificent Anna Maria
beachfront home. Panoramic sunset views of gulf from
every window. Beachfront patio steps to water. Avail-
able now: Christmas and all of 1994. All amenities.
Hurry. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-3171.
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.
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-
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.
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.
SEASONAL ANNA MARIA house. Four houses from
beach on Gulf side. No smokers. No pets. $1300
month including utilities. 778-1576.
SEASONAL BAYFRONT condo. Open Jan. and Feb.
due to cancellation. Large 2/2, beautiful view, tennis,
pool, washer/dryer, etc. $1800 month for Jan. & Feb.
or $2100 for 1 month. Island Real Estate 778-6066.
MOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1, furnished duplex apart-
rments.,Seasonal or-annual. 778-0468.
VACATION RENTAL Key Royale pool house. 2/2
Lovely furnished, quiet and private. Jan 21 thru March
4. $700 weekly w/ 4 week min., 778-0283.
PLAYA ENCANTADA condo. Holmes Beach. Fur-
nished. 2/2, utilities, pool and tennis. $1850 month,
seasonal. Available Jan. 1. 758-9380.
SEASONAL Large 2/2, beautifully furnished eleyated
home. Close to beach. Available now. 778-4010'eves.
WANTED TO RENT 17 year Island resident wants a
3 to 5 year lease for a house, townhouse or condo with
pool. Minimum 2/2 on the Island. $1000 month plus
FURNISHED ANNA MARIA home. 3/3, living room,
eat-in kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer. On canal
with dock. 1.5 block to beach. Bring boat and clothing.
SIMPLY CHARMING Newly renovated 3/2 north Anna
Maria cottage. Available January 1. $1700 per month
includes everything. Two month minimum. 746-6269.
Have a happy holiday in paradise ... from everyone at
The Islander Bystander!
SEASONAL 2/2 home on canal. Leave message 778-
0188 or 747-4716.
ANNUAL Charming, unfurnished 1BR apt. Steps to
beach. $400 month plus electric.
SEASONAL Gulffront. Elegant 1BR apt. Turnkey fur-
nished. Available Jan. thru Feb. $450 week or $1600
month. Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
BRADENTON BEACH HOUSE Available Jan. and
Feb. 2/1, furnished. Large deck under shade trees.
Steps from the beach. Well-behaved pets welcome
with deposit. 813-963-0539.
RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront, boat
dock, washer/dryer, own phone number, nice location.
$79 week plus deposit. 778-1273.
COTTAGE FOR RENT on the beach. Anna Maria city.
BRADENTON BEACH 1BR home. 1/2 block to Gulf
beach/city pier. Seasonal/Annual. 114 3rd St.S. 778-
ONE BEDROOM apartment on Longboat Key. Cellu-
ANNUAL Beautiful, spacious North Beach Village
townhouse. Unfurnished. 3/2.5, washer/dryer, 2 car ga-
rage. $1200 month. Betsy Hills Real Estate 778-2291.
HOLMES BEACH Ground floor, very nice, turnkey fur-
nished. 1/1, 100 yards to gulf. 778-5246.
UNFURNISHED 2/1 Anna Maria duplex. No pets.
$475 per month plus utilities. Annual. Central H/A. 778-
BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS 2/1, furnished house. Gulf
Drive across from beach. $350 week from Dec. 13 to
Jan. 31 or $1300 month Jan. including utilities. 778-
7381 or 778-8284.
SEASONAL RENTAL Key Royale pool house. 2/2,
lovely furnished, quiet and private. Jan. 21 to Mar. 4.
$700 weekly (4 week minimum). 778-7307.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2/2. Cable, pool and
laundry facilities. 778-6074.
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.
BY OWNER 2/2, gulfview condo. Pool, tennis, shuffle-
board, exercise room and clubhouse. Must see. Call
HOLMES BEACH By owner. 3/3 elevated duplex.
Owner financing available. $169,500. 778-0468.
WATERFRONT 2/2, approx. 2000 sq. ft home near
beach. Deep canal to Intracoastal. 15 X 30 solar pool.
$187,000. 778-2952 for appointment.
DUPLEX BY OWNER Holmes Beach 2/2, ceramic tile,
carpet. Remodeled in 1993. Walk to beach and shop-
ping. Must see. Asking $124,900. For appointment
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Everyone is invited to our
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
FRIDAY DECEMBER 17th 12 NOON TO 7PM
Stroll our renovated Historical Bridge Street and visit the shops, restaurants
and lounges. There is "something special" for you in every establishment ...
121 Bridge Street Dockside Restaurant Mermaid's Cove Treasures of Fantasy
Barber, Nail and Hair Salon 200 Bridge Street 119 Bridge Street
778-3973 778-3845 778-5353
Alice's Blue Gown Drift-In Over the Edge Gallery
125 Bridge Street 120 Bridge Street 119 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach Hardware 778-9088 778-4665
117 Bridge Street Island Upholstery Sports Lounge
778-2335 121 Bridge Street 116 Bridge Street
Bridge Street Emporium 778-4335 2jT 778-5687
129 Bridge Street Jody's Pier Walk Cafe Transparent Sands
778-3794 127 Bridge Street Glass Blowing
Bridge Tender Inn 778-5542 Demonstrations
135 Bridge Street Key West Willy's Vienna Castle
778-4849 107 Gulf Drive S. German & Austrian Restaurant
Debra Watson Fine Sewing 778-7272 101 Bridge Street 778-6189
S129 Bridge Street 778-3794
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