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Key Royale Bridge
By Pat Copeland
In order to get the maximum information with which
to make a decision on repairs to the Key Royale Bridge,
the Homes Beach City Council voted to go along with a
$17,000 engineering study.
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez said he re-
ceived a letter from the engineering firm of Parsons
Brinkerhoff concerning two options for bridge repairs.
The city had requested an estimate of the life expectancy
of the two options.
Option A at $70,000 would include patching cracks,
filling voids in the wall and pumping in sand or masonry
product under the approach slabs. Option B at $110,000
would include a collar system.
"Option A may notprovidemuchif anyincrease (inlife
expectancy)," read Femandez. "Adetermination ofthe capac-
ity of the existing wall would be necessary to make that kind
of determination. We only assumedin that option that the wall
has a sufficient capacity for the original design."
According to engineers, an ultra sonic device would
be utilized to make that determination, since the wall was
probably designed for a minimum time frame and fatigue
and corrosion has likely reduced its capacity. Based on
this, they estimated a five-year life span for Option A.
Fernandez continued reading, "Option B, on the other
hand, wouldconsistofproviding additional reinforcementthat
could be tailored to meet any need; therefore, a 20 year life
span would be easy to achieve and insure."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard asked, "If Op-
tion A will last five years, can we save the taxpayers
$40,000 and be assured that within five years FDOT (De-
partment of Transportation) will come through with the
money to replace the bridge?"
Fernandez replied that the strength of the wall will be
determined during the engineering phase, and council
must select engineering for Option A at $15,000 or engi-
neering for Option B at $17,000.
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger moved that the
council should contract for the engineering work, then
based on the results, decide which repair option to select.
Cains lose suit
By Jeannie Friedman
It's official! Anna Maria City has the right to limit the
number of establishments allowed to sell alcoholic beverages.
Officials were notified last Friday that the city was the
victor in alaw suit brought in December by Candy Cain's
Restaurant over an ordinance that makes it unlawful for
an establishment to serve alcoholic beverages within
2,500 feet of another establishment selling alcohol.
When Peter and Patricia Cain's application for a wine
and beer license was denied they sued the city, maintain-
ing that the alcoholic beverage ordinance was unreason-
able and unconstitutional. Their suit also accused the city
of making arbitrary decisions in granting licenses.
Candy Cain's is located next door to the Anchorage
Restaurant which has an alcoholic beverage license.
The Cain's accusation that the city made arbitrary
decisions was prompted when Fast Eddies Restaurant and
the City Pier acquired new owners who were granted a
Judge Scott Brownell ruled that a section of the ordi-
nance dealing with grandfathered status gave the city the
right to approve the Anchorage and pier licenses. His rul-
ing stated that the Cains had failed to prove that the city
actions were unreasonable or arbitrary.
Brownell's judgment cited the home rule portion of
the Florida Statute which gives cities and municipalities
the right to adopt minimum separation requirements.
"I'm delighted with the decision," said Mayor Ray
Simches. 'The most significant part of the final declaratory
judgment was the emphasis on the powers and duties of the
home rule statute which allows municipalities to exercise
those powers at their own discretion, subject only to the terms
and conditions which they choose to prescribe.
"It is this statute that permits chartered municipalities to
have some voice in determining their own future," he said.
The judgment gives the city the right to seek reim-
bursement from the Cains for legal costs incurred because
of the law suit.
The Cains have 30 days to file an appeal. If an appeal
is not made by Feb. 4, the judgment will become final.
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Gone, but not forgotten Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
This 50-foot fishing boat sank offBradenton Beach last week Unlike other derelict vessels in the area, this one -
owned by James Zell and Charlest Aust may be salvagable. The 150-gallons of fuel on board were contained.
Business so good,
By Paul Roat
Finding a parking space is becoming more and more
difficult in Bradenton Beach.
The Beach House Restaurant, with its 500-plus seats
and more than 200 employees, is causing parking prob-
lems in the area around 3rd Street North and Gulf Drive.
Patron parking is overflowing into the city hall lots, the
Tingley Memorial Library parking lot, and even as far
south as Cortez Beach.
Police Chief Jack Maloney has given Beach House
employees a special temporary variance to park at Cortez
Beach.during the restaurant's "shakedown" period.
"I don't have any problem giving somebody some
help getting out of a tight spot," Councilman Jim Kissick
said, "but I don't want to see some permanent variance
granted to somebody."
Kissick said he was fearful that employees would cause
a disturbance as they walked to their cars and left in the wee
hours of the morning after the Beach House closed.
Another parking problem is pending at Bridge Street,
site of a $500,000 federal grant to revitalize the area. The
problem there is the area appears to becoming so popu-
lar that regular patrons are having a hard time finding a
place to park.
Too, there have been complaints about eliminating the
circular drive in front of the post office as a part of the Bridge
Street improvements. Postal patrons now must negotiate a
"back and fill" motoring effort to leave the parking lot
"About 80 percent of the time, there's no place to park
on Bridge Street," merchant Mike Hodges said. "I feel we
are in a parking squeeze. As pretty as the trees are, as
pretty as the bushes are, they aren't worth a tinker's dam
if the customers can't get to the businesses."
Community Redevelopment Agency Chairman Clem
Dryden told Bradenton Beach council members last week
that "if something was wrong, and we recognize it, we'll
go back and fix it."
Dryden said a drainage problem in the post office park-
ing lot was in the process of being repaired, and he and other
CRA members would work with the Bridge Street redesign
consultants to attempt to work out other problems.
As to parking for Beach House patrons and prospective
shoppers along Bridge Street, Dryden was less congenial,
stating, "[Beach House owner Ed Chiles] did let us know
he would have more than 200 seats in the restaurant with-
out parking, and the council gave him an okay."
"I am looking at lots near Bridge Street for extra
parking, and will be in Tallahassee next week to try to
find some grants to buy them.
"But if you want to do business on Bridge Street, and
if you don't want to walk 100 feet or so to go into the store
you want, you must not want to do business on Bridge
Street very much," said Dryden.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinion ...................................... Page 6
The Way We Were..................... Page 7
Stir It Up................................. Page 15
School Daze ......................... Page 16
Outdoors ................................ Page 20
I A I
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JANUARY 13, 1994
HIE PAGE 2 N JANUARY 13, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Face off on bridge still leaves two departments apart
By Bonner Presswood
The fact that the Department of Environmental Pro-
tection and the Department of Transportation are cooper-
ating to bring the permitting process necessary for the
Anna Maria Island Bridge to a close is no secret to any-
DEP issued an intent to deny the permit based prima-
rily on the destruction of seagrasses on DOT's proposed
southern alignment for their plan to build a 65-foot, fixed-
Last week, Richard Garrity, director of DEP's south-
west district, and Bob Stetler, DEP water management
administrator, met at the foot of the existing bridge on
Manatee Avenue with DOT District Secretary David
May and his permit specialist, James Wilt.
The group, including reporters and three selected rep-
resentatives from the interested parties gathered at the foot
of the bridge, then walked onto the bridge with the plan
in mind to observe the seagrass beds and the channels.
Prior to the meeting, DEP personnel had located "jug
markers" in the area north of the bridge, between the ex-
Officials from the Florida
Department of Transpor-
tation and Florida
Department of Environ-
mental Protection met on
the Anna Maria Island U
Bridge last Thursday to -- ,
view seagrass beds,
channels and discuss
Islander Photos: Paul Roat
listing channel and the bridge, to mark their proposed
bridge alignment and the distance from the channel.
Garrity and Stetler maintain that locating the bridge
to the north would decrease impacts to seagrasses as long
as the finger channel leading east and west off the
Intracoastal south to Galati's Perico Harbor Marina and
to the county owned boat ramp to the north was not
impacted. They agreed that they would not be inclined to
permit any channel dredging.
May maintained that putting the bridge on the north
side would require shifting the channel northward, impact-
ing more seagrass acreage than the southern alignment.
DEP suggested that enough buffer between the bridge
and the channel exists now, and that for a marina the size
of Perico, a 50-foot wide channel would be sufficient. By
their measurements, enough room exists there now to
build the bridge and allow for marine traffic.
May said, "We feel it would be a safety hazard for
navigation." He claims that there would be liability to
DOT if navigational safety is threatened by reducing the
buffer between the channel and the bridge, as well as a li-
ability if the width of the existing channel were reduced
to 50 feet.
Stetler said he has no problem reducing the channel
width, based on permitting for numerous similar-sized
marinas and boat
ramps throughout the
When asked why
DOT can not reha-.
bilitate the existing
bridge, May replied
that the existing
bridge has to be re-
placed because it
The two departments agreed
to having DEP look for
expert opinions on the
does not meet current safety standards for a state roadway.
At the bridge site, May explained that lacking close
adjacent condominiums or homes on Manatee Avenue,
the department prefers the 65-foot high bridge alternative
over a 45-foot high bridge. He said the DOT plans for a
65-foot bridge are at the direction of the local Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization.
May said he thinks that the northern alignment will
limit parking for towed trailers on the west side of King-
fish Ramp due to the lack of maneuvering room a prob-
lem created by close proximity of the ramp from the
bridge. Stetler had measured off the distance by flopping
DOT's plan and claimed there was sufficient room, par-
ticularly if the ramp were curved in slightly at landfall.
At the meeting at The Islander Bystander office held
immediately following the bridge tour, the two depart-
ments agreed to having DEP look for expert opinions on
the navigational requirements before proceeding. Garrity
said he would consult with the Coast Guard and his sub-
agency, the Florida Marine Patrol, as well as any other
suggested authorities on channel and buffer requirements.
Garrity said he would seek "a declaration in writing
that we could all rely on."
About 30 citizens and elected officials were present
at the office meeting and questions from the audience fo-
cused primarily on the safety issue.
Garrity made a lengthy explanation about the depart-
ments criteria for permitting, including his departments
recent general counsel opinion which prohibits his agency
from considering public health and safety, except in rela-
tion to the environment. "DEP is not concerned with
safety in relation to how the bridge is built that respon-
sibility rests with the designers," said Garrity.
When asked, May said he did not know which Pro-
fessional Engineer had signed the plans for the Anna
Maria Island Bridge.
Garrity advised concerned bridge foes to look to lo-
cal emergency management officials for their questions
about safety in high wind and evacuation situations.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini offered
scientific information she obtained from Mote Marine
Laboratory about the use of the area surrounding the pro-
posed bridge as a richly nourished feeding ground for
manatees. Garrity said he was pleased to have that infor-
mation and would take it into serious consideration.
May was asked if he was aware of a recent accident,
resulting in the death of the driver of an automobile that
was blown off a 65-foot bridge in high winds, May said
he would "not consider changing the height of the bridge
based on that information. We consider these high bridges
to be safe because they are in use all over the country."
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Southwest District Director Dr.
Rick Garrity met with Islanders. Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, center,
summed up the Island's views: "We don't want a high bridge!"
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The "meeting on the bridge on the bridge" included, from left, Bradenton Beach
Councilman Jim Kissick, DEP's Bob Stettler, DOT's Jim Wilt, Garrity, and DOP
District One Director David May.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JANUARY 13, 1994 A PAGE 3 JIM
Property rights remain foggy issue in Anna Maria
By Jeannie Friedman
Beachfront property owners in Anna Maria City
spoke out about the rights of private property owners ver-
sus public rights at a special city meeting last week.
Intense debate was sparked because of city ordi-
nances which prohibit alcohol, dogs and fires on the
beach. Motor vehicles and bicycles are also prohibited.
The property owners don't want the general public on
their land but would like the rights that all other property
owners in the city enjoy on the beach that is private.
Many of the citizens who spoke out believe that the city
is acting illegally in denying them use of their property.
"Property rights are absolute and cannot be negotiated
away," said Mike Miller, a city resident. "The only solu-
tion that could possibly come of this is if the property
owners agreed on public use of private property."
Wallace Storey, a beachfront property owner, said,
"The city has no authority to confer rights on private prop-
erty owners. We should never lose sight of constitution-
ally protected property rights of those who are fortunate
enough to own lands abutting the Gulf of Mexico."
At the request of the commission, City Attorney Jim
Dye submitted an ordinance which would amend several
of the existing beach related ordinances and would also
clarify the term "beach."
If passed, the ordinance would allow property own-
ers to serve alcohol, have pets and build bonfires on the
portion of the beach that is private but it would prohibit
those activities on the public portion of the shore.
Beaches, as defined in the proposed ordinance, would
mean "the zone of unconsolidated material that extends
landward from the mean low water line to the first line of
permanent vegetation, or to the frontal dune, or to the first
seawall or other manmade or placed structure which is
intended to protect the uplands from wave action and
which seawall or other manmade or placed structure is
generally parallel to the mean low water line, whichever
is the closest to the mean low water line."
The new regulations would still give the city regula-
tory jurisdiction over the public portions of the beach and
general land use control over the private portion. At the
same time, private property owners would assume some
of the responsibility for policing the use of their property.
Should there be trouble with persons going into the
dune system to do things which formerly would have been
illegal, such as drinking, law enforcement officials would
need to determine whether those persons were trespass-
ers, property owners or guests of property owners. This
means the property owners would have to be contacted
each time an incident occurred.
The commission will hold further discussions before
any action is taken.
Anna Maria City
Thursday, 1/13:7:30 a.m. Building Dept.
Advisory Committee FEMA
Monday, 1/17:10 a.m. Island
Transportation Planning Organization
Friday, 1/14: 1 p.m. Board of Adjustment
Tuesday, 1/18: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Of Interest -
Island Elected Officials, 9:30 a.m., Wednesday,
1/19, Longboat Key Town Hall.
Anna Maria City Clerk Peg Nelson called to no-
tify this newspaper last week of incumbent Mayor
Ray Simches upcoming campaign kick-off party.
She was at work. The call was made during work-
The election laws clearly state, "no candidate
shall ... use the services of any officer or employee
of the state during working hours." A spokesperson
at the county supervisor of elections office adds that
the statute applies to any government at the city or
county level as well, since the state statutes are
adopted at all levels of government.
Nelson says she "heard Ray talking to someone
on the phone. He mentioned the kick-off party and
since another reporter had asked me to call if there
was anything happening with campaigns, I decided
to call with this information. To be fair, I also noti-
fled The Islander."
When asking Simches why the clerk would call
to notify the media about his campaign business he
replies, "I don't know." Simches clearly states that
he did not request Nelson to make the calls.
Simches claims he did not tell anyone at city hall
about the kick-off and that Nelson "must have heard
it somewhere." He thinks he may have been over-
heard discussing the campaign with Stewart Sinclair,
his campaign treasurer.
Simches says Nelson came to him to apologize
within twenty minutes of receiving a phone call back
at city hall from The Islander to verify the location
of the party but Nelson says she told the mayor
of her mistake the next morning. When asked how
he found out, Simches replied, "I found out when
Simches says, "Peg came in and told me she
thought she had made a mistake. She said, 'I'm sorry.
I would have done the same for George McKay.'"
McKay recently resigned his commission seat
and is also a candidate for Mayor.
Simches says he told Nelson that he has "a to-
tally hands off policy" when it comes to political
campaigns and employees at city hall.
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Herald Restaurant Critic
We'll get the most oft-asked query out of the way first.
"What's your favorite restaurant?" is posed almost every time
I'm in a group of people who know what I do.
Over the years, the answer has always been and contin-
ues to be Beach Bistro.
I love the beach view; the caring and careful service; the ex-
citing, impeccably prepared food; the well-chosen wine list; the
wonderful, professional restaurateuring of Sean and J.P.
Since I've publicly revealed my love affair with this restau-
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Don't forget to write that
letter on bridge openings
The clock is ticking for comments on
the test bridge opening schedule for
Cortez and Manatee Avenue bridges.
U.S. Coast Guard officials have al-
lowed a 30-day trial period for twice-an-
hour bridge openings for the two bridges
linking Anna Maria Island to the main-
land. The federal agency is allowing com-
ments on the test for the month of January.
"The test is being made to determine
whether staggered 30-minute openings
would relieve highway traffic congestion
without adversely impacting the movement
of vessels between these adjacent draw-
bridges," Coast Guard officials have stated.
Comments must be received on or be-
fore Jan. 31. Comments may be mailed to:
Commander (oan) Seventh Coast
909 S.E. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33131-3050.
Add rule making number CGD07-
93-093 to any correspondence.
The test was conducted at the urging
of Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim
Kissick. The bridges normally open on the
hour, 20 minutes past, and 40 minutes past
the hour. The change would have the
bridges open at staggered times: one on
the hour and half-hour, the other at 15
minutes and 45 minutes past the hour.
The problem, as Kissick has ex-
plained, is that boaters will be able to navi-
gate between the two bridges easier under
with a 15-minute time period between the
two spans, while motorists will be im-
peded with raised bridges only twice an
hour instead of three times hourly a 50
Kissick is angered at the 30-day only
time period for the test, citing most such
changes are for 60 days duration. He had
repeatedly urged citizens to barrage the
Coast Guard with letters, urging the
agency of their desire of changing the tim-
ing to the twice-an-hour opening schedule.
A similar proposed rulemanking change
was solicitedion 1992, Kissick said, with 90
respondents; 80 favored the twice-an-hour
change, and 10 advocated the status quo.
Coast Guard officials went with the minor-
ity and keptthetiming at threetimesper hour.
"U.S. Coast Guard media statements ... in-
dicated that, despite the 8-to-1 plurality, 7th
District could not ascertain what the public
wanted!" Kissick said.
Granny washed ashore on Lido Beach last Wednesday. At about 50 years of age, she
was the oldest dolphin in the Sarasota Bay region. She is survived by three daughters
and one grandson.
The oldest dolphin in the Sarasota
Bay community died Jan. 6. "Granny"
was believed to have been 50 years old at
the time of her death, and had been ob-
served regularly by Dolphin Biology Re-
search Institute scientists since May 1976.
"Preliminary results indicate that the
animal died from an acute infectious pro-
cess," said Jay Gorzelany, Marine Mam-
mal Stranding Coordinator at Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory. Gorzelany said it would
be several days before confirmation of a
cause of death may be reached from tissue
Granny is survived by three daugh-
ters, aged 5, 10 and 20, and a three-year-
old grandson. Her body was found on
Lido Key early Wednesday morning.
"We have learned much from Granny
and her offspring over the last 18 years,"
said Dr. Randall Wells, conservation bi-
ologist, who has been studying the local
dolphin community since 1970.
"She earned her name from the fact
that she demonstrated for the first time the
fact that the dolphin community is com-
posed of at least three generations of re-
lated individuals," Wells said. "Granny
will be sorely missed as we continue our
Granny's death marked the first re-
gional dolphin death brought to the atten-
tion of the Marine Mammal. Stranding
Team for 1994. Dolphin deaths have fluc-
tuated in the past few years, according to
Death tolls for dolphins in the Saraso-
ta-Manatee County area for the past few
Gorzelany said there was no specific
reason behind the variations in deaths from
year to year. Scientific examination after the
bodies had been recovered by the mammal
stranding team were inconclusive, he said,
adding that there was no unusually large
number of deaths for any one year.
Dolphin research in the Sarasota Bay
area is the longest-running study of a wild
dolphin population in the world. The study
is a joint effort between the Dolphin Biol-
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Zoological Society, and is based at Mote
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like oil, water on
Anna Maria Island?
Ethics and elections often go hand-in-hand and,
on Anna Maria Island, election time often results in
questions of ethical behavior by elected officials.
We raise two questions by officials for the upcom-
ing elections in Anna Maria Feb. 8 and Holmes Beach
In Anna Maria, Mayor Ray Simches is facing off
againstformer commissionerGeorge McKay for re-elec-
tion. In Anna Maria, as in all cities on the Island, the
mayor serves as the administrative head of the city.
Last week, City Clerk Peggy Nelson called the Is-
lander Bystander to inform us of a candidate kick-off
party Simches was holding calling from city hall
during office hours. Election laws are clear on the fact
that public servants are not to be involved in cam-
paigns, making her action ethically incorrect
She has said she was doing it as a courtesy to us
at the paper. Simches said she told him "I'm sorry. I
would have done the same for George McKay."
It shouldn't have been done at all, for anybody.
And although Simches has said he has instructed the
city employees he has a "hands off' policy when it
comes to elections, the Nelson's action did take place
on "Simches' watch."
In Holmes Beach, Council Chairman Don
Howard has been a leading advocate in increasing the
buildable density in the city's hotel-motel zone. Al-
though he is the owner of the Island Plantation at 73rd
Street and the Plantation Villa Motel at 67th Street,
Howard has said there is no conflict in his voting for
the density increases.
Elections laws state that public officers arm prohib-
ited from using their official position to obtain a special
privilege for themselves. The law is generally accepted
to deal with personal financial impact of a vote.
In our mind, voting to increase density for prop-
erty owned by an elected official provides a special
financial privilege. Howard will reap some increased
financial gain as a result of the action.
Some ethical thoughts to mull as the elections
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I YOUR 0
Act now to preserve
This is an open letter of vital importance to the resi-
dents of Holmes Beach.
Your city council is considering legislation that would
change the character of our town forever. There has never
before been any one action by the legislative body that would
have such a catastrophic impact on your life and mine.
The council proposes to increase the number of liv-
ing units allowed in the A-1 zoning district (that area west
of Gulf Drive from the Martinique to 74th Street). This
monumental change as being presently proposed will
destroy the residential small town quality of our city for-
ever. It is being done through an ordinance that does not
say anything about increase in density (i.e. people, people,
people) but addressees "definitions". By using this sub-
terfuge the council is avoiding the state statute requiring
all changes of this magnitude to receive state approval
through the Comprehensive Planning process.
Two of the main elements of the state mandated
Comprehensive Plan procedure for the entire state is 1.
"direct the population away from the coast" and 2. provide
"concurrency" (that is, the roads, sewers, utilities, etc. to
support an increase in population). The city is ignoring all
of the above. I feel there is a good chance the state would
not allow the proposed change- if the proper procedure
Developed at the proposed limit there could be 4,360
living units on our beach. Can you imagine the gridlock
on our streets where in the world would they all park?
Do we want 4,360 more cars in our town?
If you do not want to see your Gulffront turned into
a Motel 6, please, please, contact your council members
by letter, phone, attendance at city meetings, etc. This
being done in a big hurry before the election so action
NOW is necessary.
Betty Hill, Holmes Beach
Former City Clerk and and Council Member
The phone number for the Tourist Information Cen-
ter, 503 Manatee Aye. W., Holmes Beach, has been
changed to 720-0805. An incorrect phone number was
given in the Jan. 6 issue of The Islander Bystander.
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Bridge tie-up ammo*
for new bridge
I certainly hope that EVERYONE who is against the ,
new bridge on Manatee Avenue was in the tie-up this af-
ternoon, Wednesday, Jan. 5.
I have just gotten home after two-and-a-half hours of
trying to get from Palma Sola Boulevard over to Cortez
Road and back to the Island, down Gulf Drive to my home
in Holmes Beach.
All due to an accident on our bridge where there is no
room to get an accident off the highway so traffic can
continue to flow.
People living at Perico Bay could not even get home.
The sooner the better for our new bridge.
Norma Chateauneuf, Holmes Beach
Editor's Note: The accident was on the Palma Sola
Causeway and had no impact on bridges.
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One brilliant August day in 1956, Is-
lander Editor Harry Varleytook off from
the Holmes Beach airstrip (built in 1948
for an Esther Williams movie) in his friend
Lee Taylor's little airplane ("a bathtub
with wings," Varley called it). It was one
of Varley's frequent flights with Taylor,
former chairman of .the county zoning
board, to check on the progress of the half-
finished Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Taylor dipped down to give Varley a
closer look at the spot where a nearly half-
mile-long causeway would soon be carry-
ing cars off the bridge and onto the short
road to the new public beach on the Gulf.
This part of the island was still mostly
jungle. Sometimes it seemed a pity to
Varley to sully this wilderness. But it was
progress, and he was certainly for that.
What the state roads department was
up to now was another matter, Varley
thought, as he studied the details of a
drawing propped up on his lap.
Varley recalled the furor when it was
discovered that some time after the end of
World War II a group of Bradenton real
estate investors "in the know" had bought
some 80 unincorporated Island acres and
"secretly", it was charged had got-
ten them zoned commercial. Turned out
this was where the new bridge would
When Holmes Beachers realized
what was going on, they rushed to annex
the area to their five-year-old municipal-
ity and quickly rezoned it for duplexes and
apartments but no businesses of any
This took place in 1955. But, lo and
behold, "two gentleman from Miami," as
Varley later referred to them scornfully,
bought the 80 acres and in early 1956 tried
to sell the county commission on the idea
that they would pay for the construction of
the causeway provided they could de-
velop sides of the causeway as they saw
Holmes Beachers were horrified. A
"honky-tonk" at their doorstep? Never!
Said Varley, "A row of stores, gas
stations, beerjoints, juke-box dance halls
- all the activities that come under the
word "commercial" are just what the
residents of the Island oppose."
The Miami dudes backed away from
that plan, but came up with another idea.
Aland swap deal. They would generously
trade off their bayfront "riparian rights"
(access to submerged land) in exchange
for two strips along the causeway for a
few motels, some shops perhaps, a marina
and maybe a restaurant or two. State road
department officials thought the plan was
But Varley thought SRD had misled
the public on costs and so many other
matters that by now he simply didn't trust
them. So when he came down to earth
after that plane ride in the summer of
1956, he hammered out one of his many
"save the causeway" editorials: .
"There is no use for anyone to kick
about things as they are, for they will
stay," he wrote. "But it is the considered
belief of most of the citizens on the Island
that it would be a serious, almost tragic
mistake not to keep all of the two sides of.
the mid-Island causeway for a Bay recre-
Varley led the chorus of criticism
from Islanders until finally Governor
Leroy Collins and his cabinet turned
thumbs down on the-trade-off, saying that
"exploitation of public-owned causeways
by private interests cannot be tolerated."
Varley called it a "victory for the
people" and was all smiles the day the
bridge went into operation.
Who do you suppose drove the first
car through the toll gate? None other than
Harry Varley. At exactly 2:59 p.m. on
Wednesday, Sept. 4,1957, Varley had his
picture taken as he handed over his 15-
cent toll and got in return an historic sou-
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Four open Holmes Beach election bids
Four hopefuls have taken out election packets in
Holmes Beach in the first week of qualifying for the
March 8 election.
Rich Bohnenberger announced his intention to run
for mayor the week before Christmas when he submit-
ted his resignation from council. He filed qualifying pa-
pers Tuesday. Bohnenberger's resignation from council
is effective on election day leaving the one year remain-
ing of his council term up for grabs.
Mayor Pat Geyer' s seat, a two-year term, is up with
no word on whether she will seek re-election.
Three hopefuls took council.packets incumbent
Carol Whitmore, Luke Courtney and David Schueneman.
Courtney filed the necessary paperwork and paid his fil-
ing fee Thursday. Whitmore filed on Monday.
The two-year council terms for Whitmore and Don
Howard, plus theremaining tea ofBohnenberger, are open.
Courtney and Schueneman were both unsuccessful
bidders for council seats in last year's Holmes Beach elec-
tion, a hotly contested race with 10 candidates running for
three open seats.
Qualifying for the March election ends at noon Jan. 18.
Council won't lower false alarm fees
By Pat Copeland
Although the Holmes Beach City Council did not
revise false alarm fees, as requested by some business
owners, it did revise notification procedures, so fines will
not reach thousands of dollars before a code enforcement
hearing is set.
At a code enforcement board hearing last month,
two business owners protested what they felt were exces-
sive fees for false alarm calls. The Cafe on the Beach was
billed $4,300 for 11 calls between January and Septem-
ber of 1993. Island Foods was billed $4,275 for 14 calls
between December of 1991 and October of 1993.
According to the alarm ordinance, a false alarm is any-
thing that causes the alarm to sound ther than an attempted
entry or an act of God, such as lightning or a power surge.
There are no exceptions for faulty equipment.
Fines begin with the third false alarm call within any
12-month period. The fine is $25, then jumps to $50 for
the forth call. The fifth is $100, 13 sixth is $200, he sev-
enth is $300 and the eighth and any subsequent violations
are $400 each. After the 12-month period, the slate is
wiped clean and the count begins again.
At the hearing, the code board forgave many of the
violations incurred by the two businesses after LL Jay
Romine, acting police chief, said it is difficult for the re-
sponding officer to determine what caused the alarm if
there are no signs of forced entry. He said entry could be
attempted, making the alarm sound, without leaving evi-
dence of the attempt.
At last week's work, session, Councilman Rich
Bohnenberger maintained, "I don't think the fines should
be reduced. They're meant to be punitive to force the'
property owners to have their systems repaired."
Other council members concurred, but Romine dis-
"I have every concern for officers handling the
alarms," he said, "but what you're going to have is the
business people pulling the plugs on their systems and
policing the buildings themselves. This is just as much a
hazard to the officer as going to the alarm for the 15th or
16th time when you've got someone in there checking the
building with a gun in his hand. A citizen's going to shoot
one of my officers or the officer's going to shoot a citizen.
Then we'll really have a problem."
Romine added that the ordinance creates a "billing
nightmare" because each business has a different roll-over
date, based on the date of its first false alarm call.
He also refuted Bohnenberger's statementthat stiff fines
will force business owners to have their systems repaired.
"That's the problem there's not an identifiable
problem to fix," he said. "And I think the fine's exorbi-
tant Rolling over at $400 a crack is tough on a small busi-
ness. They're doing what they have to do to protect their
business. I'd rather respond to the alarm than have to work
Bohnenberger replied, "If somebody can rattle your
door and set off the alarm, the alarm is faulty."
City Clerk Leslie Ford noted that there is nothing in
the ordinance that indicates when violations are to be
turned over to code enforcement.
Council approved several changes including moving
the billing system into the city's accounting department,
rolling fines over on the calendar year, providing 30 days
to pay the fine or request a hearing and providing notice
of a code violation after 60 days.
Council will consider an ordinance to make the appli-
cation for home occupational licenses an administrative
procedure at its Jan. 18 meeting. Council will discuss es-
tablishing criteria for a home occupational license for in-
home artistic teaching at its Jan. 20 work session.
At Romine's request, council agreed that the purchase
of used equipment will not be required to follow formal
bid procedure. Council also agreed that the new grants
committee will be a recommending body only so it will
not be bound by the requirements of the Sunshine law.
Forum allows citizens-candidate debate
Anna Maria City Hall is the location of a forum Ray Simches, are running for mayor. Four candidates are
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. for candidates in the Feb. running for three seats on the commission; Leon Kramer,
8 election to present-their positions to citizens. Chuck Shumard, incumbent Doug Wolfe and incumbent
The forum, hosted by The Islander Bystander, is Max Znika.
also an opportunity for citizens to ask questions of the The forum will open with statements from all the candi-
candidates and come to know their potential represen- dates and proceed with questions from the audience. Ques-
tatives. tion forms willbe available at the door the night of the forum.
Two candidates, George McKay and incumbent Anonymous questions will notbe accepted.
'Batter's up' battle may have ended
in Bradenton Beach
A question of dirt continued to sift through the halls
- and parks of Bradenton Beach last week as coun-
cilmen continued the debate of a shell pile at 25th Street
and Avenue A.
A decision was reached to have Public Works Su-
perintendent Buddy Watts either remove the pile or cre-
ate a closed cage around it. The mound of shell has been
used by local youths as a stockpile of missiles as they pelt
each other with the shell and debris.
Dick Suhre brought the issue to the attention of
council members last month. He and his wife Eileen cir-
culated a petition in the area, receiving 46 signatures
from residents who "feel that the rock and sand pile in
the center of the children's play area ... should be relo-
cated to a more appropriate place. The rock throwing
'games' could result in personal injury or damage to pri-
vate property," the petition states.
Suhre said the pile was "like sending kids in for ice
cream and cake, and having a loaded gun in the middle
of the table. It's a catastrophe waiting to happen," he
warned council members.
Watts said the shell pile had been there for at least 11
years. The shell is used to repair alleys in the northern part
of the city, Watts said. Relocated the pile near the city's
public works department would necessitate a lengthy trip
back and forth from 3rd Street North to 25th Street, chang-
ing a one-hour job into something more lengthy, he
"The shell pile is in my ward, and I've heard no com-
plaints about it until now," Vice Mayor Jack Charlton
Councilman Jim Kissick made the motion to have
Watts either move the pile or build a fence or cage around
it to keep the errant youths from continuing their "play."
There was no suggestions made to tell the youthful
Nolan Ryans to stop pitching shells at each other.
The shell pile had not yet been moved or covered
earlier this week.
Holmes Beach planning commission
gets A-1 district hot potato
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council passed on contro-
versial changes to the city's A-i district to the planning
commission for study. The group will have arecommen-
dation for council by mid-February, said Mayor Pat Geyer
at last week's work session.
The A- 1districtextends from the Martinique condomini-
umrns at 52nd Street to 74th Street, from Gulf Drive to the
water, and is classified as multi- family residential/seasonal
tourist. In the district; ahotel/motel is currently defined as a
dwelling unit, with a density of 10 units per acre.i
In reviewing district regulations, city attorney Patricia
Petruff told council at the Dec. 9 work session that mo-
tels may be able to rebuild at a density of 60 units per floor
per acre. She recommended separating the definitions of
dwelling unit andhotel/motel unit and said council could
also add language to limit the number of hotel/motel units
that can be built or re-built
At a second work session on the subject, council
agreed to remove hotel/motel from the definition of dwell-
ing unit, but controversy arose over whether or not to limit
the number of hotel/motel rooms and how to do it, increas-
ing density and/or intensity of use and the intent of prior
councils in developing the comprehensive plan.
Some felt the issue should be sent to the planning
commission for study; therefore, the council set a work
session with the planning commission to decide how to
Council ChairmanDon Howard passed the gavel to Vice
Chairman Rich Bohnenberger for the duration of the discus-
sion due to a question at the last council meeting on conflict
of interest. Howard owns a motel in the A-I district
Howard noted, "It's important that we realize that A-
I has always been a commercial district, not a residential
district. Residential got added to it Density throughout the
state is referred to for residential dwellings, not commer-
cial. In the city of Holmes Beach, the three commercial
districts are governed by minimum square footage of the
building, not density. The products they have are not lim-
Sied inside that square footage."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said none of the
present motels have 10 units and the council should "see
what (number of units) we have now, what is working and
what is feasible and maybe put a cap on it."
David Bouzianne of the Bali Hai Resort, responded,
"You're putting a cap on my income, my future growth,
my potential. How can you arbitrarily come into my busi-
ness when it's in black and while in the code book 200
square feet (minimum size for a hotel/motel unit). It both-
ers me when somebody who is not in my business and
does not understand my business wants to come in and tell
me how to run my business."
Bouzianne drew a parallel with other businesses by
pointing out that council would not go into a bar and limit
patrons to two drinks per person or into a restaurant and
limit the number of times a table may turn over in an
Realtor T. Dolly Young said the tourist business has
changed through the years from seasonal visitors seeking
large apartment-sized accommodations to two seasons with
visitors seeking smaller rooms for short-term stays.
"What they need today is to have the accommoda-
tions that are suitable and economical for that type of
tourist coming to Holmes Beach," she said. "You can't
do that by placing a cap on improvements on these prop-
erties. They need to have some relief."
Mary Ann Sipe of the Coconuts Resort stressed,
"We have so many rules and regulations setbacks,
parking, land coverage what we do with the inside is
our business. We can only turn our rooms over once;
we're not running a bordello with hourly rates. It is very
difficult to fill up two-bedroom two-bath apartments on
a nightly basis. This is my income; I've got to provide
something for these people."
Luke Courtney of Haley's Motel, a legal non-con-
forming motel in a residential district, said, "I like what
was written in the comprehensive plan. I think the people
who wrote it meant ;:o have a cap of 10 units per acre for
motel rooms. If the council changes the definition, this
would allow the building of 120 units per acre. This
would be a bad thing for the city."
Joy Courtney added, "This is a low-rise co-residen-
tial community. Whatever you're naming it, density or
intensity, you're going to be bringing more people in and
we are going to lose the flavor of our community. The
money is too big."
Courtney said a motel room brings in $15,000 per
year and sales of motels are based on six times the gross;
therefore, the value of each room and each room that is
added is $90,000.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said she felt the issue
should be given to the planning commission for in-depth
PlanningCommission Chairman Gabe Simches told
council, "We met this morning and came to a consensus
that we strongly feel it's an issue that should be brought
to the planning commission."
The other council members agreed and Simches
asked council for direction on the issue and a time limit
for a recommendation.
Bohnenberger said the commission should seek a so-
lution that will protect the quality of the residential neigh-
borhoods and provide adequate motel space by studying the
needs of the community, how similar communities address
the problem and concurrency requirements.
He added that council did not want to pass the de-
cision on to another council and would like to have the
recommendation in time to make a decision before the
Galati Perico Harbor Marina
grand opening Saturday, Sunday
Boats, bands, beauty contest winners and much
more are in store for visitors to the Galati Perico Har-
bor Marina grand opening Saturday and Stinday.
Boats: a full line of Chris-Craft and Robalo boats
will be available at the marina both days, from 9 am.'
to 6 p.m. Galati Perico Harbor Marina is at 12310
Manatee Ave. W.,just across Anna Maria Sound from
Bands: "The Chosen Few" will perform from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The group specializes in coun-
Beauties: Miss Manatee and Miss Sarasota will be on
hand both Saturday and Sunday from 11 am. to 3 p.m.
And much more: world champion windsurfer Don
Smith will be on hand giving demonstrations of board sail-
ing. Fashion showings from Beach-Style Boutique will be
held at noon both days. Leverock's Restaurant will be of-
fearing a Seafood Fest with combo platters and a cash bar
at the waterfront cabana both days. Perico Boat Club will
be offering demonstrations and membership discounts.
Chris Galati, Capt. Todd Romine and Capt Mike
Heistand will be offering free fishing seminars. Game
booths will be available. Boat preventive and detailing
seminars will be held throughout the days. Hot dogs and
soft drinks will be on sale, with proceeds to benefit the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Coast Guard
Auxiliary and Power Squadron officials will be on hand.
LORAN and GPS seminars will be held.
And there will be raffles, and door prizes, and
"We decided to do it right," said Galati spokes-
man Derrick Bergman. "This has really turned into
something that will be fun."
Information, call 795-BOAT.
Committee reviews codes
An ad hoc committee has been charged with the task of
reviewing codes and building regulations in Anna Maria to
ensure the city is in compliance with regulations dictated by
the Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA).
Members of the committee include Dan Tarantola,
director of public works, and his assistant, Anne Beck;
George McKay, former city commissioner and mayoral
candidate; Steve Kring, a local builder; and Dan Hardy,
When the study is complete, the committee will re-
port to the city commission and recommend changes that
are necessary to retain federal flood insurance coverage...
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The curious and the hopeful will gather at the Manatee
County Courthouse steps Friday for the 11:00 a.m. auction of
the former Pete Reynard's restaurant property and liquor li-
cense. The restaurant, landmark in the city since the 1950s,
is located at 5325 Marina Dr. in Holmes Beach.
The restaurant's foreclosure was ordered by Judge
Scott Brownell on Dec. 16. The order was the result of a
suit filed by previous owners Eleanor Reynard Tatakis and
Anthony Tatakis against operator Rock/David Pete
Reynard's Restaurant, Inc. for failure to make mortgage
payments since May 1, 1992. Rock /David operates the
restaurant as Shucker's Dockside Grill.
At the courthouse Friday, a representative of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court will read a description of the property
and ask for bids. The plaintiffs, the Tatakis, must tender
a bid, but the judgment amount, $1,818,518.88 for both
the property and the liquor license, awarded to them by
Brownell serves as a credit.
Specific figures are not designated to the property and
license but they will be auctioned separately. The two bids
must meet a minimum of the judgment amount The plain-
tiffs can also file an affidavit with additional costs anytime
prior to issuance of the title.
Outside bidders are welcome to tender bids. A suc-
cessful bidder, other than the Tatakis, must produce a
good faith deposit of five percent or $1,000 in cash or
cashier's check at the conclusion of bidding. By 4:00 p.m.
that day, the remainder of the bid must be delivered by
cash or cashier's check to the clerk's office. If not, the
good faith deposit is forfeited and another auction date is
Up until the time of sale, Rock/David may redeem the
property by paying the judgment amount and the costs
incurred since the judgment was issued.
Following the sale, there is a 10-day objection period
during which Rock/David can file for a hearing before the
judge prior to issuance of the title to the property.
All monetary transactions are made through the court.
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Council wants public feedback
on setback ordinance
By Pat Copeland
An ordinance that was expected to sail easily through
first reading met with dissention at last week's Holmes
Beach Council meeting.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard was the first to
object to the proposed ordinance, which removes setback
discrepancies between one and two-story dwellings in all
residential districts in the city. The ordinance had passed
first reading, but council is seeking more public input
before its second reading Jan. 18.
The problem, originally with side setbacks, surfaced
in December when a resident applied to add a second story
to a conforming structure. Side setbacks for new residen-
tial structures are 10 feet for a one-story structure and 15
feet for a two-story structure.
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez ruled that
if a second story is added to a conforming structure, the
entire building, not just the addition, must have a side
setback of 15 feet.
The issue was further complicated by the fact that it
is possible to add a second story with a side setback of 15
feet to a non-conforming structure.
Reichard said, "I thought about this a lot and came to
the conclusion that council is making a big mistake if we
go ahead and blatantly change all the setbacks. There were
reasons that the second story setbacks were 15 feet in the
She said she talked with Fernandez and learned that
the ordinance was put into effect when it was mandated
that houses be elevated. She suggested a variance proce-
dure to address the problem, so each case can be decided
on its own merits, rather than change the setbacks for the
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger felt a variance pro-
cedure would not address the problem of a "conformity
being denied the same rights as a non-conformity, and
we'd put the burden of proof and hardship on the con-
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"When we lose consistency, people anticipating buy-
ing property won't know what they can do until after
they've bought the property," reasoned Council Chairman
Don Howard. "If we make properties non-saleable, then
we have knocked the value right down the toilet We need
to be realistic and look at the future."
Real estate agent Dolly Young said, "In 1972 when
FEMA regulations came into being for the first time ...
it was the beginning of the end of single story dwellings
on the Island. The majority of the people today have to
think in terms of elevated buildings, and we have to think
about what we're living with today."
Young also took issue with Reichard's change of mind.
"You have five presumed intelligent people who
knew what they were talking about two weeks ago when
I sat here in work session," claimed Young. "This is not
an overwhelming change, we are simply talking about a
little setback. I expected a decision tonight. I'm getting
tired of giving up my evenings as a citizen."
Reichard retorted, "This is how government works,
Dolly. It can be a slow process, but it's better to do it
slowly and get it right If it's too much for you to come
to these meetings, then don't attend."
Property owner Paul Hinds told council he bought a
piece of property to build on, but stringent regulations are
forcing him to reconsider.
"You can't get the square footage you want with the
regulations you've got," he noted.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said the issue should go
to the planning commission because "it is too important
to the city." Reichard agreed, but Whitmore said the plan-
ning commission is bogged down with other issues.
Planning Commissioner Francis Smith-Williams
spoke up from the audience. "I do not sense that we are
overloaded. With the changes going on within the city, we
knew we were going to have a great deal of work to do.
If anyone thinks they cannot do it, I suggest they resign."
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Center receives year-end boost Photo courtesy of Cynthia Finn
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lester of Holmes Beach (left) present a check for $15,000 to Pierrette Kelly, executive
director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The Lesters' generous gift will be used by the center to
enhance its general-ftunding account, which includes expense items such as maintenance and utilities. Kelly
accepts the Lesters' donation on behalf of the 800 children and 1,500-plus adults who participate in the AMICC's
year-around programs and services.
Silver Tea, art contest
at Woman's Club
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island, a member of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, will present its annual juried Arts and
Crafts Festival and Silver Tea.
Entries may be brought to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. the morning of
the event Local artists and craftpersons will judge.
Refreshments, entertainment and art and craft dem-
onstrations will round out the program.
The public is invited and encourage to attend.
Topics set for SAM
Save Anna Maria will meet on Saturday, Jan. 15, at
1:30 p.m. in the Walker Swift Meeting Room at the Island
Branch Library in Holmes Beach.-
The topics of discussion will be a possible trip to
Tallahassee to talk with Governor Lawton Chiles about
the Manatee Avenue Bridge; to get a Department of En-
vironmental update in reference to the bridge and to make
plans for the MPO bridge meeting on Jan. 21. There will
also be an update on the motel room increase in Holmes
Beach and nominations will be held for SAM officers.
The public is invited to attend.
Living history at
Island resident Dr. Coyne Knight will share his
memories of life on Anna Maria Island from the 1920s at
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting on
Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall.
Marjorie Kinnan, a Manatee County educator and
school board member for 16 years, will present a custom-
made, leather-bound "Book of Memories" to the Island
Historical Museum, and Islander Earl Cady will tell of the
discovery of a World War II relic near the North Point.
The program will include the installation of new of-
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Dr. Hall to speak
to Hi-1 2 Thursday
All Masons are invited to attend the Hi-12 meeting on
Thursday, Jan. 13, at Shucker's Restaurant in Holmes
Beach starting at 11 a.m.
Dr. Irvine Hall will speak on recent developments and
discoveries about the .Dead Sea Scrolls. Despite the title,
the talk will offer a lively program.
Center needs volunteer
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is looking
for women interested in being trained as peer counselors.
Peer counselors are caring, non-judgmental volun-
teers who are trained to listen, offer support and encour-
agement, and to make referrals to other support agencies
or professionals when needs.
Training for this volunteer-service position will involve
six half-day work sessions over a six-week period. The ses-
sions will focus on effective listening and will utilize a va-
riety of resource professionals from the community.
Those interested in participating in the training are
asked to call the center at 778-1908 between the hours
of 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Island Garden Club
The Island Garden Club is appealing for donations
of plants, white elephant items and women's and men's
clothes for its annual sale to be held on Feb. 5.
Proceeds will benefit the club's work to support the
Anna Maria Island Community Center Scholarship Fund,
Manatee Vo-Tech Scholarship Fund, Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School as well as beautification of the Island.
Call Marguerite Carrick at 778-0256 or Margaret
Miller at 778-5182 for pick-up.
Anna Maria Garden Club
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its next
meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Roser
Memorial Community Church on Pine Avenue.
The guest speaker will be Nancy Rechcigl who will
discuss the care of damaged plants.
Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.
Donations sought for
AMICC rummage sale
From clean used clothing and household items to
furniture, small appliances, tools, etc., donations are now
being sought for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's (AMICC) annual Winter Rummage Sale.
The sale will be held indoors from 8 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the community center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
All proceeds will benefit the center's year-round
programs and services for all ages.
To make a donation or for more information, call
AMICC at 778-1908.
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Paint a picture
Manatee Vo-Tech instruc-
tor Karen Drummond
(right), will resume adult
oil-painting classes for
beginners and intermedi-
ates at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center
on Monday, Jan. 17.
Classes will be offered
Monday from 9:30 a.m. to ?.
noon or from 12:30p.m. to
3p.m. The fee for the 10-
week session is $45 per
person. Call the center at
778-1098 for more
New medical center
on Longboat Key
Bay Isles Medical Center opened in Mediterranean
Plaza, 595 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key.
Bay Isles is an.ambulatory care facility offering family
care and immediate treatment of minor illness and injury.
The attending physician is Hal J. Lawler, MD. Dr.
Lawler practiced internal medicine in Sarasota prior to
joining the medical center.
St. Bernard Guild
The St. Bernard Guild Board will meet on Tuesday,
Jan. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach, followed by its regular meeting on Thurs-
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Meeting dates have been changed due to a schedul-
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Refreshments will be served and all ladies of the par-
ish and their visitors are cordially invited.
Safe boating course set
A public safe boating course will be presented by the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron beginning Tuesday,
Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
The eight-week course will be taught at the Manatee Vo-
Tec Cafeteria at 5603 34th St. W., in Bradenton. For regis-
tration or more information, call 758-0142.
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in Anna Maria City on Sunday; Jan. 23, at 7 p.m.
The musical ensemble from Toccoa Falls, Georgia,
has toured the United States and is critically acclaimed.
The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.
Reception for Gee at
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will have an
opening reception to feature the paintings of Fay Gee.
The reception will be on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Artists Guild Gallery at 5414 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, in the Island Shopping Center. The
public is invited and admission is free.
Off Island happenings
The Florida Chapter of the Broadcast Pioneers will hold
an informal noon luncheon at Fairways of Forest Lakes Res-
taurant, 2401 Beneva Rd., Sarasota, onFriday, Jan. 14. Any
longtime radio or television broadcasters or associates are
welcome. For information and reservations, call Rusty
Russell, 747-3212, or Wallie Dunlap, 795-0961.
Dr. Denise Baker, MD, GYN, will speak on women's
health issues at the next meeting of the American Asso-
ciation of University Women, to be held Tuesday, Jan. 18,
at Day Spring Episcopal Conference Center., at 6 p.m.
The cost is $12. Call Terry Weaver at 955-1519 for res-
ervations and direction to the center.
The Art League of Manatee County will offer a va-
riety of art classes, workshops and demonstrations
throughout the month of February. Call the league at 746-,
2862 for a schedule.
The Manatee Players will present the crazy musical
"Nunsense" from Friday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 6.
Tickets are $14 for adults and $4 for students 21 and un-
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Frank William Abruzzino
Frank William Abruzzio of Ellenton died Jan. 6 in
Palmetto. He was 41.
Memorial services were held at Manasota Memorial
Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Crohns and
Colitis Foundation of America, 444 Park Ave., New York,
Mr. Abruzzino was born in Chardon, Ohio. He came
to Ellenton in 1975.
He was owner and manager of Custom Marine Can-
vas in Palmetto, which did a great deal of work on Anna
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; two sons, Ryan
and Greg, both of Ellenton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Abruzzino of Newbury, Ohio; and two brothers,
Gary, of Newbury, and Daniel, of Burton Heights, Ohio.
Mathias 'Motz' Hager
Mathias "Motz" Hager, 74, of Cortez, died Jan. 3 in
HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Ontario, Ohio, Mr. Hager was a resident of
Manatee County for 10 years. He was a machinist. He was
a member of Evangelical Church. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II. He was a member of a Moose
Lodge and was past commander of the American Legion.
He is survived by three sisters, Betty Kudrak and Julia
Warga, both of Mansfield, Ohio, and Rosemary Shisler of
Beaver Creek, Ohio; and two brothers, Jack, of Mansfield,
and Henry, of Lexington, Ohio.
Burial was in Mansfield, Ohio. Florida Mortuary of
Tampa is in charge of arrangements.
Sarah Eleanor Huffine
Sarah Eleanor Huffine, a resident of Holmes Beach
for 43 years, died Jan. 5. She was 77.
Mrs. Huffine was a bookkeeper
for Huffine's Amoco, a family-
owned and operated business in
Holmes Beach. She was a
homemaker and a member of
the Island Baptist Church.
She was born April 10, 1916,in
Van Wert, Ohio, where she re-
mained until coming to Holmes
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Mrs. Huffine is survived by her husband, Edgar; three
sons, Terry,Tom and Rex, all of Holmes Beach; a sister
Helen Riley of Detroit; a brother, Paul Feigert of Atlanta
eight grandchildren, Renee, Kerri, Kelli, Christopher
Josh, Sarah Anne, Lindsay and Adam, all of Holmes
Beach; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at Saturday, Jan. 8, at
Island Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
William L. Woolley
William L. Woolley, 51 Bradenton Beach, died Jan.
He was born April 9, 1942, in Davison, Mich., and
moved to Bradenton Beach from Atlanta 20 years ago.
Mr. Woolley was an Air Force veteran, a retired har-
ness race horse owner and a member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include two daughters, Michelle of
Boynton.Beach and Sheri McAlum of Marion, N.C.; a
son, Bill of Norcross, Ga.; and two sisters, Diane
Muschiana of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Sue Simpson of
The Island Poet
Some folks give up smoking and live longer that
And they actually feel better after they throw the
Others exercise and go jogging to keep away
While some of us spend a fortune on doctors
and their pills.
So it surely is no secret and hardly a surprise,
That all of us would do anything to postpone our
But if you really want longevity and want to
For goodness sake use common sense and never
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on New Year's Eve
Patricia and David Marifjeren were married at 7p.m.
on New Year's Eve in the chapel at Roser Memorial
Church. She is the former Patricia Young.
Pictured (left to right) are John and Edie LeCroy of
Holmes Beach (parents of the bride), Patricia
Marifjeren, David Marifjeren, Lore Marijeren of San
Jose, Calif (mother of the grocm), and Mina Mariferen
of Adams, N.D. (grandmother of the groom).
Mr. and Mrs. Gene D. Wilson announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Cathy of Bradenton, to Allen
Wooten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wooten Jr., and
Joyce Wooten, all of Bradenton.
The couple will wed in July at Christ Episcopal
Miss Wilson is a graduate of Manatee High School
and a 1981 graduate of the University of Florida. She is
a teacher at Samoset Elementary School and works part-
time at Duffy's Tavern in Holmes Beach.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1972 graduate of Manatee
High School. He is a marine technician.
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Newmans' first Island Christmas
was full of surprises
By Tomara Kafka
For Nancy Newman, 1993 was a spiraling year of
change and troubles.
Uprooted from her 10-year home in the mountains of
Georgia, Newman found herself living in a trailer in a less-
than-lovely section in the city of Bradenton. She started
a new job but her marriage was failing fast
Then, suddenly, kicked out of their new home by her
husband, Newman and her two school-aged children
found themselves on the street with the clothes they were
wearing and few possessions. Because of her husband's
erratic behavior at her work site, she lost her job.
By July, life seemed to turn around for Newman and
the kids when she found shelter with a friend in Anna
Maria. She could stay, said the friend, until she got on her
feet. Through Gulf Coast Legal Services she received help
with her divorce and a restraining order to legally keep the
threatening ex-husband away.
But then, in October, she had an auto accident, landing
in the hospital for six days, two in the intensive care unit
It was those dark days of turmoil and transition that
led her to a few rays of hope in this tiny Island commu-
nity. One was through new friends she has made here,
another was the comfort and security provided to her chil-
dren at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, and the
other was through an organization called All Island De-
AID provided Newman's and 41 other Island fami-
lies an Island Christmas with toys, clothes and food.
"This Christmas made me feel blessed," wrote Newman
in an open thank you letter to AID. "My children couldn't
believe the gifts under our tree. On Christmas morning, Icried
tears of happiness seeing the faces of my two children as they
showed expressions of surprise and joy."
Newman, according to AID leaders Burrell Maschek,
the Rev. Dan Kilts and Jeanette Cashman, is typical of the
kind of family that AID has been helping since 1981.
"It's unusual to find someone who we have to help
year after year," says Maschek, president for two years
and involved with AID since 1989. "Typically, these are
families who are anxious to find jobs and get themselves
out of a needy situation."
AID, an ecumenical out-reach program, was estab-
lished to help families in need on a year-round basis. Not
only does AID provide food, clothes and toys for Christ-
mas, but gives food baskets on Easter and Thanksgiving,
and are prepared to help any family at any time.
"AID depends on contributions of the congregations
and the public," says Kilts, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran
Thanks for fulfilling
My children and I have been residing on Anna
Maria Island since July 1993.1 I am a single parent and
I have four children. My two older sons live on their
own and my son, age 11, and daughter, age 8, live with
We feel so fortunate to be part of this community.
As a parent, I feel a sense of safety here when my chil-
dren are riding their bikes or fishing at the pier.
This Christmas made me feel blessed and even
more fortunate to be an Anna Maria Island resident.
Through the Community Center, where my chil-
dren attend programs, our family was referred to "Is-
land Christmas." This organization was established to
help out financially impaired families. The amount of
gifts was absolutely amazing.
My children couldn't believe the amount of gifts
under our tree. On Christmas morning I cried tears of
happiness to see my two children's faces as they
showed expressions of surprise and joy.
Not knowing all of the people involved in Island
Christmas, I have no way to thank all of the people who
opened their hearts to people less fortunate than they
With this letter, I would like to express my appre-
ciation and to let everyone in our community know just
how fortunate we all are to be here.
Hopefully, someday I can be in the position to help
people as my family was helped.
Nancy Newman, Tony and Raven
Tony, Raven and Nancy Newman
Church and co-coordinator with Jeanette Cashman for
Island Christmas '93. "We have food banks at Gloria Dei,
Church of the Annunciation, St. Bernard and Roser. We
share in a cooperative effort and can provide food in an
Whatbegan as a gathering of six Island churches to help
the less fortunate has become a sophisticated, tight-knit effort
of helping others through communications and networking.
Island volunteers work closely with other groups, many
county or statewide, such as the helping organizations Meals
On Wheels, Manatee Religious Services and the Florida
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services; and on the
receiving end, the Manatee Council on Aging, Mary House,
a half-way house for women, and Mission of Hope, a prison
ministry in Palmetto.
"We do alot of networking," says Kilts, "and we help
While families may apply directly for AID's help,
most families are referrals from the Island's community
organizations such as the churches or the community cen-
ter, as in Newman's case.
"I was first referred (to AID) at Thanksgiving by the
Community Center," says Newman. "They called me one
day and said 'We have a food basket here for you. Can
you bring your car?'"
"I was expecting a little basket," she laughs. "But they
had two big grocery bags full of food for me. I was
From then on, Newman began to deal with AID di-
rectly on the phone.
"I received a phone call from (AID co-coordinator)
Jeanette Cashman," says Newman. "She asked me how
I was doing. She identified herself, then said, 'We under-
stand you are having some difficulties.' I told her I was a
single mom and recently divorced."
Newman filled out an application for help with
Christmas and her life has been a series of pleasant sur-
prises every since.
"One day they called me and asked if I needed a
vacuum cleaner," she laughs. "Another day, a motel called
and asked if we needed any beds."
"The generosity of the community was just over-
whelming," says Kilts.
"Meals on Wheels gave us their cost on foods like
potatoes, bread and cranberries," says Maschek. "Island
Foods gave us turkeys at their cost." And Walter Fathke
worked hard to get the empty Ace Hardware store donated
for AID's use for the few months it took to store all the
donated items for Island Christmas '93.
Christmas is over, but the giving wheels of AID con-
tinue to turn.
An AID ecumenical working service will be held at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. Pas-
tor Clem Walker of Harvey Memorial Church will preach.
As members of AID plan for the future, which in-
cludes the organizing of Easter food baskets in the next
few months, the ideals of giving remain a concern for
More than 90 children
from 40 families
received gifts from
Island Christmas '93
Thanks to the enthusiastic support of volunteers ,
and the open-hearted response of sO many donors to
Island Christmas '93 more than 90 children from 40.
Anna Maria Island families enjoyed the blessing of
a Meiry Christmas.
All Island Denominations, an outreach program-
of Island churches, planned, directed and distributed
food, clothes and toys to the less fortunate residents
of Anna Maria Island.
Particularly deserving our gratitude for the enor-
mous task of Island Christmas '93 are Mrs. Howard
Cashman from St. Bernard Church and Pastor Dan
Kilts of Gloria Dei Church. The food banks of
Church of the Annunciation, Roser Memorial and
Gloria Dei donated all of their food.
Indeed every church in our consortium deserves
our thanks and praise. The every-day hands-on lead-
ership of our coordinators, Cashman and Kilts, gave
testimony to their faith that a personal work station
could bring out volunteers to shop, wrap gifts and
perform the many other tasks.associated with a clean
and safe location of Island Christmas '93. The old
Ace Hardware site was donated rent-free for Decem-
ber through the tireless efforts of Walter Fathke.
Our committee received much support from lo-
cal merchants, Island Foods, the community center,
civic organizations and the generous donations of
numerous individuals. Church bulletins apprised our
congregations of our weekly progress and our need
to solicit money, food and volunteers. The outpour-
ing of money, clothes and toys surpassed our expec-
To our donors, our unselfish and enthusiastic
volunteers and leaders, God Bless You. For our pre-
cious children there was a Merry Christmas and hope
for a Happy New Year.
Burrell J. Maschek, president,
All Island Denominations
"As we approach the 21st century, Christians.need to
have a unified presence" says Kilts, "for social care, but
more than that, for the spiritual things as well. I feel very
strongly about that."
Newman, who has business experience, is now look-
ing for a full-time job.
"I'm still under a doctor's care," she says, but she is
much better and anxious to be self supporting and in-
"Hopefully," Newman says, "someday I can be in the
position to help people as my family was helped."
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The city of Anna Maria is tradition-
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Island's three cities. While there may not
be all that many restaurants, the majority
have great waterfront vistas for dining
pleasure. Many of Anna Maria's dining
spots have been around for years and sit
next to and in some cases on top of
At Rotten Ralph's, located on Bimini
Bay at the Anna Maria Yacht Basin, a deck
extends over the water, and there isn't a seat
in the place without a water view. Besides the
fresh fish-type menu items, such as fish and
chips, Ralph says they serve the "best escar-
got in the world."
How does he know this?
"That's what everyone tells me," he
says. And Ralph dares-anyone to find a
better key lime pie than those baked by his
Every Sunday at noon Ralph's hosts
a Cribbage Tournament which includes
free wings and happy hour drink prices for
players. It's a double elimination game,
with first, second and third prizes
awarded. Ralph's is open seven days a
week, 11 a.m. to 10p.m.
It would be hard to find more of an
"Island feeling" than the Rod & Reel Pier
- an old rickety-looking pier with a little
two-decker box-like building over the
water. You can't beat the view or the at-
mosphere. They're open from 7 a.m. to 10
p.m. for breakfast (served all day), lunch
and dinner. The upstairs differs a bit from
the downstairs with counter service on the
first floor and restaurant seating on top.
They serve beer and wine both up and
down. The upper deck has different hours
than downstairs. Call ahead to be sure.
The Anchorage Oyster Bar, located
onthe historic Anna Maria City Pier, is also
located on top of the water.It's well worth the
fresh air, a brisk walk and the trek down the
planks to look out of the windows and dine.
The view includes pier enthusiasts both
people and pelicans participating in what
lots of residents and visitors (and birds) like
to do: fish. It's a full menu with a beer and
wine bar. Hours are 11:30 a.m.to 9 p.m. dur-
ing the week, and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday.
The Anchorage, across the street
from their Oyster Bar on the city pier, is
owned and operated by the same people,
Seay Brothers, Inc. The Anchorage has
large dining areas and a big lounge with a
dance floor and live entertainment. Thurs-
day and Friday night feature Manhattan,
a contemporary song and dance band.
Every Tuesday night you will find Dr.
Gene and his Swing Machine playing
swing-era dance music. Every Thursday,
it's the.Sons of the Beach. In the last two
weekends of January, the Daryl Patrick
Duo will be performing. Open seven days
a week, the Anchorage offers daily spe-
cials starting at $5.95. Happy hour is ev-
ery day until 6 p.m. in the restaurant and
'til 6:30 in the lounge.
The Sandbar, located right on the
sands overlooking the Gulf of Mexico,
offers a great view and a 14-year history
of consistently good fresh Native seafood
(and other menu items).
"As far as I'm concerned, it's the best
location" of any of Anna Maria's restau-
rants," says Mike Shannon, general man-
ager. The outside deck is another
weather-permitting type of situation. But
when the weather is fine, the Sandbar's
deck offers a full menu and outdoor en-
tertainment Wednesday through Sunday,
with music by RPM, Tropicats Chuck
and Lloyd, and, occasionally, a steel
drum band. The Sandbar also offers daily
specials and an early bird happy hour for
both food and drinks from 4 to 6 p.m.
Cafe Robar serves a fine daily
lunch and dinner menu, sponsors special
events during the year such as luncheon/
fashion shows, and has a lounge with live
entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. every
night except Monday. This week, Bob
Comeau will be performing Thursday
through Saturday. On Sundays, Cafe
Robar is adding something new to it's
entertainment venue with Karaoke,
which begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, Jan. 18 and 19, Rich Kendall
will be performing. Cafe Robar is open
11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.
The Sign of the Mermaid is one of
the newer restaurants in Anna Maria,
serving international and fine Florida cui-
sine ... so we're a little surprised to learn
that chef/owner Ed Spring's bar-b-cue is
one of the most popular menu items. Be-
cause of the limited dining space in the
restaurant, Spring suggests reservations.'
He likes his customers to be comfortable,
relaxed, and take their time to enjoy the
meals. The Sign of the Mermaid is open
seven days for dinner, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
during the week, and 'til 11 p.m. Friday
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The students in the fifth-grade class taught by Joyce
Ellis held class elections as part of their study of
government The candidates had to prepare a platform,
give speeches and work to earn every vote. The winners
are back row, left to right, Lisa Jenkins, president;
Mike Armstrong, vice-president; Logan Bowes, secre-
tary; Jenny McDonald treasurer and Brittni Murphy,
historian. Seated left to right are Kelsey Lashway,
alternate; Samantha Eaton, candidate, and Suzanne
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These Anna Maria Island Elementary School children
look over the variety of books for sale at the PTO's
annual Bookfaire. The Bookfaire earned over $800 to
benefit the school.
These hard-working moms
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Punt Pass and Kick Contest results
The annual fourth- and fifth-grade Punt, Pass and
Kick Field Contest was held at Anna Maria School. The
students competed to obtain the highest combined total of
yards that he or she could punt, pass or kick a ball. The
results are in!
Fourth-Grade Girls: Misty Kinney and Jennifer Sato
shared the number one spot with 52 yards each, followed
by Sarah Thomas, 50 yards; Akela Collins, 46 yards;
Amber Johnson, 46 yards; Star Beard, 45 yards; Nicole
Miller, 41 yards, and Shawna Rigney, 41 yards.
Fourth-Grade Boys: Adam Pear totaled a whopping
77 yards followed by Mark Rasmussen, 73 yards; Matt
Losek, 71 yards; Sky Beard, 70 yards; Kris Smith, 70
yards; John Weber, 68 yards; Randy Blancet, 64 yards;
Jason Loomis, 61 yards; Alan Jenkins, 61 yards, and
Chase Riter, 61 yards.
Fifth-Grade Girls: Sarah O'Donnell had a comfort-
able lead at 60 yards followed by Natalie Van Wormer,
54 yards; Jamie Williams, 53 yards; Brittni Murphy, 51
yards; Lisa Jenkins, 50 yards; Melissa Mixon, 48 yards;
Carla Bensinger, 48 yards; Krista Skee, 47 yards, and
Alicia Fisiorek, 46 yards.
Fifth-Grade Boys: Ricky Buckelew brought in the
highest total of all at 88 yards followed by Evan Goldsen
at 86 yards; Greg Granstad, 85 yards; Taylor Bernard, 78
yards; Logan Bowes, 76 yards; Charles Kyle, 73 yards;
Tony Roberts, 72 yards; Jeremy Purvis, 70 yards; Nick
Karpuk, 70 yards; and Derek Storts, 70 yards.
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* Tossed Salad, Ice Cream
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The results are in
The independent country ofAnne Russell's fifth-grade class held its own national election. Governing the country
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By Tomara Kafka
Barbara Zdravecky is a woman used to taking on chal-
lenges and living life a little different than the rest of us.
So when she was approached by the hiring commit-
tee of Planned Parenthood Association of Southwest
Florida, she applied for the position of executive director
along with about 120 other applicants.
It would be a job surrounded by controversy and
change. Zdravecky knew when she was hired she would
encounter, among other things, battle lines drawn by abor-
tion foes and a school board who voted to squelch perfor-
mances of a locally-produced, nationally-award-winning
play to help educate students about AIDS.
Zdravecky began her new job on Nov. 15, 1993. The
Southwest region covers clinics in Tampa, Fort Myers,
Naples, Immocolee, and Sarasota. Her office is connected to
the Sarasota clinic, whee the administration office is located.
"I'm really glad I made the decision to do it," she
says. The staff of nearly 50, not all full-time employees,
"No one is in it for the money. These people do it for
the mission. Planned Parenthood provides a unique blend
of services and, primarily, education," says Zdravecky.
Having worked at Manatee Memorial Hospital for
nearly 10 years, perhaps her life was getting a little too
comfortable for her. She left behind a legacy of achieve-
ments there. She helped to establish the Women's Health
Center and developed programs for the Mental Health
Center. She served as director of community relations,
director of program development for women's services
and director and head nurse of psychiatric services.
Zdravecky has lived on Anna Maria Island for nearly
20 years. After graduating from Indiana University of
Pennsylvania in 1974 with a BA. in social work, she vis-
ited a friend in Bradenton, the former State Senator
Marlene Woodson Howard, and decided to stay. To
Zdravecky, living in Florida meant living on the Island.
After settling into Island life, she completed the Manatee
Community College Nursing program.
With a long history of community involvement, she
is aware of how the non-profit Planned Parenthood must
fit into the scheme of the '90s. Zdravecky has served on
the boards of organizations such as the League of Women
Voters of Manatee County, the Manatee Community
Council for Children, the Freedom of Choice Coalition of
Manatee and Sarasota and the Downtown Center for Chil-
dren. Such experience was part of the qualifications the
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Another quality of Zdravecky's which must have
appealed to the board was her cutting-edge vision on
health care. For example, in the early '80s, Zdravecky
went to Key West for a year to help establish a hospice
program there, allowing the terminally ill to die with dig-
nity at home.
The ability to face the challenges of the future may
serve Planned Parenthood well in some of their educa-
One educational project that attracted a great deal of
attention recently was a play, locally written and produced
in Sarasota. It stirred up the ire of a small group of parents
who went to the school board to complain.
These Manatee County residents charged Planned Par-
enthood with promoting condom use and abortions rather than
sexual abstinence for kids. Supporters of the play argue that
it promotes abstinence as well as protection.
In what some say was a political move, the school
board voted to keep the play from being performed in
Manatee County schools.
But The First Time Club, written by K.T. Curran, of
Sarasota, has won the First Things First award, a national
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"The message (of the play) is so innocent, so life-
like," Zdravecky shakes her head. "It astounds me that
folks don't want to hear the message."
The federal government purchased the rights to the play,
which is being edited now, and has commissioned Curran to
write another play on teen pregnancy prevention.
"Even though (the Manatee County) School Board
said it couldn't be done," says Zdravecky, "we will be in
Manatee County schools."
Zdravecky says the play and the young actors in the
play are incredibly good.
"I'd like to bring two plays, the finished one and one
that's in progress, to the Island," she admits.
Zdravecky, who had to "take a crash course in admin-
istration" for her job, says one of her goals in the year
ahead is to "concentrate on the bottom-line business as-
pects" of Planned Parenthood, which includes expansion
of clinical services.
Her Southwest district encompasses territory that
does not have clinics, says Zdravecky. For example,
Manatee, Pinellas and Charlotte counties do not have
Planned Parenthood sites, and "Hillsborough only has one
clinic, in Temple Terrace."
Another goal for Zdravecky is to prepare for health
care reform. Each new Planned Parenthood director is
assigned a mentor, says Zdravecky. She was fortunate to
get a mentor as active a participant in health care reform
as Zdravecky would like to become in 1994. Gwen
Chaplin, a Planned Parenthood executive director near
Seattle, Wash., "has banded together" with other agencies
in the area to provide a managed care system there.
Challenge on a personal level is no stranger to
Zdravecky, either. She married for the first time when she
was 39 years old. Zdravecky was 40 years old when her
daughter was born.
Her husband is another long-time Island resident,
Michael Bartles, who serves on committees such as the
state Department of Transportation 789 Task Force, the
Anna Maria City Board of Appeals and the Citizens Ad-
visory Board to the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
They live in the city of Anna Maria with their daugh-
ter, one-year-old Maggie.
Zdravecky says she has not dealt with any negativity
in relation to her new position yet.
"I've had nothing but positive feedback, encourage-.
ment and support," she says. But she's well aware that
dealing with controversy and innovation is part of the job.
"I'm challenged by it," Zdravecky says with a smile.
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Jan. 2, burglary, 200 block of Periwinkle. A person
unknown entered the home through slidingglass doors
and removed $8.50 in change and a letter. The victim was
awakened by the subject walking past the bedroom door.
The subject fled.
Jan. 3, burglary and stolen vehicle, 200 block of
Willow Avenue. A person unknown entered the victim's
residence and removed property and the victim's vehicle.
Jan. 4, criminal mischief, 800 block of North Shore
Drive. A person unknown damaged the paint on the
Jan. 5, illegal dumping, 100 block of Sycamore. A per-
son unknown placed trimmings from cabbage palms on the
victim's property. Neighbors with freshly trimmed cabbage
palms denied placing any material on the property.
Jan. 3, criminal mischief, 107 Gulf Dr., Key West
Willy's. A person unknown broke the fuel line on a 500
gallon propane tank.
Jan. 3, criminal mischief, 1800 block of Gulf Drive
North. A person unknown broke the back window of a
Jan. 7, warrant arrest, 300 block of Highland.
Dec. 26, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of
69th Street A person unknown removed a purse, cash, a
military ID card, a credit card and theater tickets from the
Dec. 30, burglary, 6700 block of Gulf Drive. Aper-
son unknown entered the residence by cutting an outside
screen door while the victims were sleeping and removed
a Walkman radio, a bottle of Jack Daniels liquor and keys
to a rented van. The subject then stole the van, which was
later located in a parking lot in the 100 block of 77th
Dec. 30, barking dog, 300 block of 57th Street
Dec. 31, vandalism, 200 block of 64th Street. A
person unknoWn broke the rear windshield of a vehicle.
Dec. 31, disturbance, 5410 Marina Dr., D. Coy
.Ducks. A customer refused to leave.
Dec. 31, found property a brown rusted AMF
bicycle, 6700 block of Palm Drive.
Dec. 31, petty larceny of a bicycle, 300 block of 61st
Jan. 1, alarm, 5200 Gulf Drive, Martinique condo-
minium. Residents detected an odd odor coming from the
elevator motor room. The fire department shut down the
Jan. 1, loud party, 300 block of 58th Street. A warn-
ing was given on the first complaint, and the party was
shut down on the second complaint.
Jan. 2, loud party, Clark Drive and Palm Drive.
Jan. 3, disturbance, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported a female juvenile trying to let the air out
of his tires.
Jan. 4, damage, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. A patrol
car took a direct hit from a wind propelled 20-gallon gar-
bage can which dented the driver's door.
Jan. 4, grand larceny, 5501 Marina Dr., Captain's
Marina. A person unknown removed the cover from an
outboard motor attached to a 17-foot boat that the com-
plainant had left for the marina to sell on consignment.
Jan. 4, service, 600 block of Manatee Avenue. A
man locked his keys in his car and Island Lock and Key
Jan. 4, drugs, 100 block of 52nd Street The officer
observed the defendant's vehicle almost strike two pedes-
trians who were walking southbound across the street. He
pursued and stopped the vehicle. Upon approaching the
vehicle the officer reported smelling a strong odor of
marijuana and asked the driver, Kathy Austin, 30, of
Bradenton, and her passenger to exit the vehicle. Accord-
ing to the report, Austin told the officer she had a couple
of marijuana cigarettes, which the officer seized, along
with a partial hand-rolled marijuana cigarette found on the
floorboard. The officer issued a summons to Austin.
Jan. 6, petty larceny, 3900 East Bay Dr., Island
Foods. The officer responded to a retail theft call and
observed the suspect covering the front of his shirt with
his arms as he passed the patrol car and walked around the
building. The officer followed and searched the suspect.
Three employees observed two cartons of cigarettes on the
ground which they said they had seen the suspect take.
The suspect was placed in custody.
Jan. 6, loose dog, 200 block of Peacock Lane.
Jan. 6, noise, 3200 East Bay Dr., Anna Maria Island
Centre. The complainant reported loud noise from a
sweeper cleaning the parking lot. The officer advised the
operator to clean earlier in the evening.
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Capt Thomas Baggett has been suspended from pi-
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months, and will pay a $5,000 fine as a settlement with the
Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners, thus ending his
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The group had found Baggett was not solely respon- M
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Baggett was the pilot of a phosphate freighter early
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on one barge carrying aviation fuel, and anr oil slick that
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Police receive award
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BIE PAGE 20 1 JANUARY 13, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Sharing doesn't mean caring in boat-manatee dispute
By Bob Ardren
Maybe I'm confused, but I don't think so.
There have been a couple of stories in the press lately
about the subject of "sharing" our waters with the mana-
tees. Some folks are saying they want to "share" the wa-
ters, but they certainly have a funny idea of what that
Holiday fishing fun
Nick Storts, 12, at right, with his brother Derrick were
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Some 400 Sarasota County boaters scalded the hides of
manatee experts from Mote Marine Laboratory, the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of
Endangered Species, and Florida Sen. Jim Boczar in a meet-
ing last week. The problem? About 3.25 miles ofthe Myakka
River between the U.S. 41 bridge and the Charlotte County
line now has a speed limit, result ofthe Manatee Protection
Rule passed in 1991 restricting boat speeds in areas where
manatees are known to be present
And boy, has that ever made some power boaters
mad. "We as citizens and human beings believe we should
have at least equal rights with the animals and mammals,"
one North Port boater announced. He and others in his
group went on to say that they believe the two manatees
killed by boats on the river in the past 20 years aren't
enough to justify the lower speed limit.
Mote Senior Scientist Jay Gorzelany replied that
"You can't wait until you have a dead body count to get
something done. We're trying to manage and protect an
The fellow from DEP said the rules are in force state-
wide and nobody is singling out Myakka River boaters,
adding that manatees simply can't get out of the way of
high speed boats.
Boczar was roundly booed when he said he didn't
know whether the rules are fair or not It wasn't a pretty
sight or a pleasant evening.
Then, last Wednesday, Frank Sargeant of the Tampa
Tribune wrote a column asking "How many manatees are
Sargeant, too, is offended by increasingly frequent
"no wake" zones in some ofhis favorite fishing areas, and
blames manatee protection for "many fishermen (who)
have sold their boats because it takes more than 30 min-
utes to reach open water due to the huge idle zones set up
to protect manatees."
Pointing out that by best guess we now have some-
where between 1,800 and 2,000 manatees, and that they
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many manatees are too many?
"Some day," he writes, "DNRis going tohaveto answer
the unaskable question, whether or notpowerboaters and fish-
ermen are still allowed to share the water that many would
reserve strictly for the big mammals."
And that's where I lost it. "Share" the waters? Yes,
share. In my mind that means we both get to use the wa-
ters. It means that we as humans stop using the waters as
our private race tracks where you can gojust crank up the
outboard and roar along.
"Share" is the operative word here. My dictionary
says it means "an equitable portion" and "to be concerned
or partake equally or jointly..." and that's certainly not
what I'm hearing from Sargeant. He wants that fishing
boat up on plane, and right now, too.
So you can see a reaction has set in. Obviously the
easiest and best way to protect manatees from high speed
boats is to slow down the boats. That gives both critter
and boater a much better chance to avoid collisions.
But both the outdoor editor from Tampa and the boat-
ers along the Myakka Rivertalk aboutthe need for "sharing"
meaning allowing the boaters to do whatever they want
to do, manatees be damned. That's the soirtof childishness my
mother used to smack me for when I was three or four.
Hey, they're sharing right now. Boaters can slow
their speeds in manatee waters and go as fast as they like
once outside them. Running over one of these rare mam-
mals so you can get to some fishing spot a few minutes
quicker sounds ugly and downright selfish. At least to me.
But as I said up front, I might be confused -but I
don't think so. -
Sarasota Bay's oldest dolphin died last week. The
body of 50-year-old Granny washed up on Lido Beach
and was identified by staff from Mote Marine.
Granny is the first dolphin deatli reported this year.
She is survived by three daughters and one grandson.
Gorzelany at Mote has said Granny's death may have
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 13, 1994 A PAGE 21 i
Bait stealers again steal 'catch of the week' award
By Capt. Mike Heistand
It's that time of year- back-to-back cold fronts, high
winds beating the fish into holes and away from hooks,
and generally slow angling action for all. Sheepshead is
the best bet again this week, and look on the bright side:
at least you don't have to fight the spray and waves to get
a mess of fish for dinner- just stroll out to a pier or dock
and catch the striped bait-stealers.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the best bet for
getting fish is from shore around the bridges and piers.
Sheepshead are out there from the Longboat Pass Bridge
north, and there are a few flounder to be found.
Arkie at the Bradenton Beach Pier said some trout,
flounder and a few sheepshead are the best bets on the
Island's southernmost fishing pier.
Drum with live bait is a hot angling tip from Carl at
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle. There are also a few
good-sized trout on the flats, as well as sheepshead around
By Jeannie Friedman
While everyone else was rushing around getting
ready for the holidays, Merry Angioletti and 350 other
volunteers were taking turns suspending
a killer whale on their knees. .
"'The worst part was putting on that ';
wet suit," said Merry, (who has since
shaved off 25 pounds). "When I saw how -
I looked in that thing, I was afraid they
wouldn't know which one was the whale."
"After the first day, I told my friend
that I was humiliated because the whale
made a pass at me," Merry added.
The Longboat Key resident signed
on as a "whale handler" to try to save Lunar, the
stranded pygmy killer whale who was being treated at
Mote Marine Laboratory, after seeing a newspaper ad
asking for volunteers.
Lunar, eight feet long and weighing 275 pounds,
came ashore on Marco Island in November suffering
from severe respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders.
The whale was unable to stay afloat so he needed to be
suspended 24 hours a day so he would not sink and die
the Palma Sola Bridge.
Weather has plagued the Anna Maria City Pier.
Dave said sheepies are the best bet around the pier if
fishermen can fish around the weather.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said they've been catch-
ing snapper and sheepshead around the Skyway Bridge.
Flounder are around the bayou near the Marina. He added
that the hottest spot this weekend will be at Perico Island
Yacht Club for the big grand opening, with hot dogs,
music and more fun that most people can stand from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Offshore action is fair, according to Ruth from the
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet. The four-hour trip averaged
60-head of Key West grunts. The six-hour trip averaged
200 head of vermilion snapper, porgies, Key West grunts
and some grouper. The nine-hour trip averaged 100 head
of mangrove snapper, porgies and bee liners.
Capt. Rick Gross said that he's been able to catch
from getting water into his blow hole.
The volunteers stayed in the water in shifts lasting
approximately 1-1/12 hours.
'T"I knelt on my left knee and suspended the whale on
my right knee," Angioletti said. "It was like
holding up a log because he was so sick. He
was not active at all."
Angioletti and the other volunteers
also monitored the whale's breathing and
counted his heart beats. When they weren't
in the water, they helped with paper work
and ran errands for Mote Marine.
Although the whale ultimately died,
Angioletti looks on the experience as a posi-
tive one and plans to be a permanent volunteer
on the laboratory's stranding team which cares for mana-
tees, dolphins and other stranded mammals.
On a very serious note, Angioletti said, "There
were a few times when I questioned the value of what
we were doing. It was kind of like making the decision
to pull the plug on a life support system. It occurred to
me that it might be more humane to let him die."
Lunar was treated at the laboratory for 40 days before
redfish on the seagrass flats on the warmer days. Sheeps-
head are also around the docks.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been able to find a few
trout in the canals and sheepshead around any structures.
Slow times have hit the Rod and Reel Pier. Kevin
said weather has hampered fishing action, but there have
been some sheepshead and sharks caught
On my boat Magic, I've been able to get a few reds,
as well as mangrove snapper under the Skyway Bridge
plus the ubiquitous sheepies. I've also been able to come
back to the docks with a mixed bag of whiting and black
drum while fishing around Egmont Key.
Good luck and good fishing.
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ANNA MARIA CITY HOME REMODELED and
shows quality. Unique, wonderfully light and bright;
two bedroom, 2.5 baths. Canal home. New white tile,
with glass and AC controlled family room. Wet bar in
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JUST LISTEDI Imagine watching pelicans and blue
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NEW LISTING: Bridgeport Condo. Two bedroom, two
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$68,900 ..... 1BR/1BA Canalfront condo on Longboat
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REALTY INC. Real Estate jCS Bill Wagner, Broker ............ 778-5914
Broker Ed Oliveira .......................... 778-1751
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'ISLAND REAL ESTATE
ofAnna Maria Island -
PAUL T. COLLINS
6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
1 (800) 865-0800
After Hours (813) 778-4330
Beeper (813) 459-4602
See news happen? ... call 778-7978.
BEACH SIDE OF GULF DRIVE and only a few
houses to the sand. Here is a very nice home with
lots of extras. FULLY TURNKEY FURNISHED
means everything but you! Extra large modern
kitchen, front and back decks. Oversize garages
with tall door for camper. 2 bedrooms, nice yard,
and possible owner financing.
OF ANNA MARIA-
9906 Gulf Drive
Next to the
Anna Maria Post Office
Office Suites Mini Storage
Retail or Service Units
CALL 778-2924 NOW
5347 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
bath, 2 car garage. Rec room & study down-
stairs, great room w/hardwood floors upstairs.
Call Don Pampuch. 778-3111. #55209 ...
GREAT WATER VIEW ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath
very spacious & bright canalfront home with 90'
of seawall! Large screened lanai, sprinkler sys-
tem, very private location and dock. Call Roni
McCuddin, 778-5585 #53063 ... $170,000.
SUNNY SHORES! Perfect for the season! 2
bedroom, 2 bath. Carport. Tangerine, orange,
kumquat trees. Marina privileges. Tool shed.
Call Sally Schrader, 792-3176 #52941 ...
.. Please stop in
M" for your 1994
Million Dollar Club
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
624 Foxworth Lane
100 feet on deep water canal. 3 bedrooms, 2.5
baths, eat-in kitchen and formal dining room.
1,880 sq. ft. New sea wall and dock.
Anna Maria Island
Great Selection of
Beachfront Bayview Gardenview
Weekly rates from $500.00
Monthly rates from $1,200.00
Contact: Debbie Dial
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real autt Broker
3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275
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BEAUTIFUL LARGE DIRECT GULFFRONT
condo! Wall of mirrors in living rm. Light & bright:
panoramic view of-Anna Maria's sunsets. 2 bed-
room/2 bath. #5KS64 $339,900.
GULF BEACH PLACE only $244,900 for large turn-
key furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath condo w/extra stor-
age. Enclosed balconies overlooking Gulf. Super
Gulf & Bay views from roof. #5KS39.
ISLAND VILLAGE! Newly decorated and fur-
nished. Great rental potential. 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
Extra storage, covered parking. Steps to beach.
PERICO BAY CLUB beautiful view of lake from 2
bedroorn/2 bath home. Tennis, pool, putting green.
Only minutes to beach! #5KS35. $106,000
PERICO BAY CLUB! Enjoy the best of life here! 2 bed-
roon/2 bath. Turnkey furnished. Tennis, pool, putting
green, security guard. Easy to rent. #5KS07. $105,000.
SHELL COVE Enjoy fabulous GULF sunsets from
your balcony! Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
Close to everything! 5KS41. $99,900.
4 LOTS in Ellenton 100 x 120, 2 with pond.
For information and to see any of these, please call
Karin Stephan at 778-0766 or 388-1267 evenings.
The Prudential ( Florida Realty
5340-1 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach FL 34217
2217 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria 4Bd, 3Ba includes new Mother-in-
law Suite. Sandy white beach. $399,000.
Where Buyers and Sellers Save
Call for FREE "By Owner Magazine"
Matt Stella and Bryan Guentner
The real estate team with over $87 Million marketed and sold.
4909 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton 34209
,., -. ,*.*.."? ,, ";. .-', .. :-
Ocean Park Terrace Condo- 3BR/2BA fully
furnished. Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun
Deckoverlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway
& Island. $189,000.
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and
shopping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
2 BD/2BA Unit, Turnkey Furnished, Completely
updated, custom ceramic tile throughout.
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
or Janis Van Steenburgh 778-4796
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325. MIS 4
J UST CL L ... for free home delivery anywhere* on Anna Maria Island. You don't
want to miss the BEST news on the Island. You may also call to stop home delivery if necessary.
Sorry, individual unit delivery is not available at most mobile home parks or condominiums.
f Island Relocation
# ED OLIVEIRA
When Buying or Selling, Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 13, 1994 A PAGE 25 I-3
217 Pine Av
738 North Shore
2710 Gulf Dr
401 Manatee Av W
510 75th St
6101 Holmes Blvd
613 North Point Dr
625 Dundee Lane
6250 Holmes Blvd
64 North Beach Vlg
105 67th St
111 78th St
600 Manatee Av W
106 Westbay Cove
elev twnhse condo
2 story home
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
Ragni named president of
Marion H. Ragni, a real estate agent with Smith, Realtors
in Holmes Beach, was elected 1994 Chapter President of
Manatee County Chapter of Women's Council of Realtors
(WCR). She was installed at the WCR Christmas Installation
Luncheon, Dec. 10, at the Holiday Inn Riverfront.
Previously, Ragni served as WCR President-elect, and
Program & Awards Chairman. She has also been active in the
National Association of Realtors.
Ragni has been honored as 1992 Million Dollar Producer;
1991 and 1992 Smith, Realtors Associate of the Year; WCR
Super Star and consistent Associate of the Month.
By Doug Dowling
The four bedroom, three and a half
bath home at 613 North Point Dr. on
Key Royale Holmes Beach was built in
1989 by local contractor Frank
Gentiluomo. The Gentiluomos recently
sold the home for $520,000.
L AA NDER CLA SSIFIE
15'E6" RIVIERATE hullRwithSpenEbow.B35TH
PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete camera system -
NIKON EM body with 50 mm, auto winder, strobe, plus
28 mm and 70-300 zoom lenses, and bag. Complete
system $450. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A re-
lentless rush! For skating information and sales call
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL Wash and vacuum every week
all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call mobile
phone # 356-4649.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetic opportunity!
You could qualify! Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
CRAFTMATIC ADJUSTABLE BED 54x80. Massage,
dual speed, heat. Was $1800. Asking $900.778-6140.
STAND-UP GOLF Putter-in. Original box never used.
Paid $75. For sale at $47. 778-5834.
TWIN BEDROOM sets. Strong dresser with mirror,
$175. Rug (blue/green) 20 X 12, nylon, good condition,
$75. Magnavox, recondition, player, AM & FM radio,
make offer. 778-5557 (let ring.)
BEIGE VELVET SOFA and brown primal club chair.
Perfect condition. $100. 795-4188.
FRI., JAN 14 & Sat., Jan 15. 8 am to 12 pm. 117 79th
St., Holmes Beach. Sterling, collectibles, clothing,
stainless, wicker, pottery, vacuum, misc. furniture and
GARAGE SALE Fri., Jan. 14 & Sat., Jan. 15. 8 am to
4 pm. 205 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Jan 14 & Sat., Jan. 15.
Housewares, couch & chair, crystal chandelier, doors,
two heaters, bass guitar, clothing, etc. 57 North Shore
(comer of Palmetto & N. Shore), Anna Maria.
SURPRISE! Mel is 40 on Sunday ... happy birthday!
THE BIGGEST SECRET: Hungry Howies delivers to
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island. "Shhh, don't
GARAGE SALE 818 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Fri.,
Jan. 14 & Sat., Jan. 15. 8 am to 3 pm. Tools, tackle
and misc. household items.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 15, 8 amto 5 pm. Freezer,
household, clothes, toys and lots of low priced items.
231 Lakeview Dr., Anna Maria.
YOGA classes beginning in Holmes Beach. Jan. 3,
Gentle Yoga for seniors. Jan. 13 Beginning Yoga.
Enrollment information. 778-3892.
GRANDMA'S ATTIC is now open inside The Magic Closet
resale shop. Featuring baskets, tins, glassware, gifts and
collectable jewelry. 5344 Gulf Dr., Holmes 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.
66 CHEVY New Yorker. Great looking. No rust. Runs
great. $2700. 794-0298 after 6:00 pm.
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL: Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call
mobile phone # 356-4649.
PRIVATE PARTY WANTS late model Buick Electra
station wagon. Cash. No trade. 778-3460.
87 HYUNDAI EXCEL GIS Sunroof, A/C, hatchback,
great stereo, new muffle, low mileage. $950 OBO.
1966 MUSTANG Excellent condition. $4500 OBO.
Daytime 366-5000. Evenings 355-7035.
15' 6" RIVIERA Tri hull with open bow. 35 HP
Johnson. Magic tilt trailer. $1200 OBO. 778-6569.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. 1/2 &full day. Resv. please. Call 778-1990.
KITCHEN & WAIT STAFF wanted apply in person
to Tip of the Island. 778-3909.
RETAIL SALES Experienced. Beach Style Boutique.
* Immediate opening.
* Experienced through P & L Statement.
* Well organized.
* Permanent full-time.
, Computer experience.
" Excellent working conditions and benefits!
Air & Energy Air Conditioning & Heating.
Please call 778-0773.
HOUSEKEEPER Needed part-time for beachfront
motel. 15 to 20 hours per week. Apply in person at
Sand & Sea Motel, 2412 Gulf Dr, Bradenton Beach.
VOLUNTEERS are needed now for the Tingley Me-
morial Library. Part or full time. 778-9413 or 778-6247.
THE BIGGEST SECRET Hungry Howies delivers to
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island. "Shhh, don't
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or dock-
at your convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly cleaning, leather &
vinyl conditioned and much more. Protect your invest-
ment. Call Damon mobile # 356-4649.
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KILTS PIANO STUDIO
ENROLL NOW for Private Music Instruction
Piano or Keyboard Youth to Adult
Instruction at 6608 Marina Drive
Paulette Kilts Holmes Beach (813) 778-3788
Commercial *Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
an Ha.anS \ HauingBythecutorbythemonth.
S ervie 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
vicei GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778-1345 AND SATISFACTION
Cement Patios arid Boats
Free Estimates Insured Tom Thompson
Commercial & Residential
S* No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
S * LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
* Free Estimates
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island! (20%
discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon on 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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
CHEERFUL, REFINED mature companion for home
care, driving, shopping, errands, appointments and
light cooking. Dependable Island resident. 778-0601.
EXPERIENCED LADY for home companion (former
Island resident). Cooking, appointments or shopping.
Non smoker. 795-5003.
LADY COMPANION Light personal care. Night or day.
Excellent references. Call after 4:00. 778-5402.
HOUSEKEEPER Available for annual residents on
Anna Maria. Excellent references. Call evenings 778-
MARY KAY COSMETICS-Free facials. Free deliv-
ery, Call Donna Jean. 383-3202.
EXPERIENCED Private duty CNA available weekdays
for Anna Maria area. Excellent references. Call eve-
HOUSE/CONDO CLEANING Experienced profes-
sional couple with impeccable local references and
clients. Call Sharon 778-3989.
HOUSECLEANING BY JACKIE SMITH Residential
and commercial. Excellent references. $10 hour. Hus-
band, skipper available for painting and odd jobs. Ex-
tra $10 hour. 755-5965.
HOME REPAIR & IMPROVEMENT by Bob. Reliable,
reasonable, references. Free estimates. 779-1112.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees. including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local references. Call Brewers Tree
Service at 778-7790.
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.
VAN-GO PAINTING 15 years 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
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the Island for
17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.
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-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free esti-
mates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
BUY ITI SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSIFIED.
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.
GULFFRONT Wonderful views from this furnished,
2/1, apartment with pool and sandy walking beach in
quiet area of Holmes Beach. Availabilities from Dec.
to April '94 at $625 per week. Call Pat evenings. 813-
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.
COTTAGES FOR RENT on the beach. Anna Maria
City. Wk/Mo/Sn. 813-735-1488.
SEASONAL Gulffront/canal homes and condos.
Weekly and monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna
Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. 2/1, central air,
rattan furniture, cable and w/d. $1200 month includes
utilities. Jan. thru April. 778-8233 weekends/813-251-
ANNA MARIA 805 Bay Blvd. 3/1, screened porch, sun
room, boat dock. Great view of canal. Completely fur-
nished. Across from bay and two blocks from city pier.
$1000 month plus deposit. 813-985-1965 or 985-
BRADENTON BEACH waterfront duplex. 2/1, w/d
hookups, davits, view of Intracoastal, walk to beach,
carport and central A/C. Annual $700 month. 1 st/last/
BEAUTIFUL 2/1 unfurnished ground floor duplex. Two
blocks to beach, cathedral ceilings, skylights, fans,
screened lanai, carport, central A/C. Extras. Must see.
Holmes Beach. $600 month. 778-0413.
SIMPLY CHARMING Newly renovated 3/2 north Anna
Maria cottage. Available Jan. 15. $1700 per month in-
cludes everything. Two month minimum. 746-6269.
MAGNIFICENT 3/2 Anna Maria beachfront home.
Panoramic sunset views of gulf from every window.
Beachfront patio steps to water. Available now and all
1994. All amenities. Hurry!. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-3171.
APARTMENT FOR RENT 1/1, furnished. Cable TV &
microwave. 1.5 blocks to beach. Quiet neighborhood.
Utilities included. Seasonal/annual available. 778-
FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
Three houses from Gulf. Completely furnished. Cen-
tral A/C & heat. Florida room. Yearly furnished $1000
month plus utilities. Seasonal $1520 month plus tax
and utilities. Call Betty Cole 813-778-2422.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 furnished duplex. Two
blocks to beach and shopping. Covered parking. Sea-
sonal or annual. 778-0468.
LOVELY GUEST HOUSE 2/1, 65th St., Holmes
Beach. Newly remodeled with lanai overlooking tropi-
cal garden. One block to beach. Weekly or monthly
KEY ROYALE 3/2 pool, dock. New and lovely fur-
nished. Quiet and private. Available Jan. 21 thru Mar.
VACATION RENTAL Panoramic Gulffront home.
Available now thru Jan. 31 due to cancellation. Very
reasonable. Weekly rates. 813-920-5595.
VACATION/SEASONAL 2/1, furnished duplex in-
cludes utilities, washer/dryer. Available Jan. -April.
$900 month plus deposit. Two miles to beach. Adults.
No pets. References. 792-1104.
SEASONAL Holmes Beach. 2BR, furnished Gulfview.
Available Feb. 1. $1400 month. 794-6293.
FURNISHED GROUND FLOOR 1BR. 100 yards to
Gulf. Holmes Beach. No pets. 778-5246.
A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
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SEASONAL Feb. 1 to June 1. 3/1, bayview close to
beach. Covered parking, sundecks, big kitchen,
washer/dryer, cable TV. $1400 month. 778-9546.
GULF VIEW SEASONAL 2/1 apartment, everything
furnished. $300 week/$110 month. Also 1/1 apartment.
$250 week/$900 month till April. 778-7197.
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE Classic Anna Maria Island
beach cottage. 1/1 with screened porch. Carpeted,
fully furnished, washer/dryer, microwave, cable TV. A
stones throw from beach and bay. Annual $500 month.
1st & last plus electric. 778-3205.
BRADENTON BEACH Large 1BR home furnished. 1/
2 block to gulf beach/city pier. 114 3rd St., S. 778-2896.
HOLMES BEACH 2/1 duplex. Central air, one block to
beach. 3009 Ave E., Holmes Beach. $500 month plus
deposit. Annual lease. 798-9811.
STEPS TO BEACH Holmes Beach. One large bed-
room apartment with garage. Seasonal $1200 month.
Annual $600 month. 813-985-6765.
ANNUAL APARTMENT 2/1, just painted, new kitchen
& carpet. Steps to gulf. $700 month plus electric.
SEASONAL Now through April. Gulffront 2/2 duplex.
Gorgeous view. $650 week or $2400 monthly.
HIDEAWAY MANSION Sleeps 10 at the beach. Avail-
able Feb. $700 week or $2400 month.
Gulf Bay Realty, Inc. 778-7244.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes
Beach. Available Jan., Feb. & Mar. 1994 & 1995. 813-
COMMERCIALLY ZONED SHOP in Post Office Plaza.
Available now. Probably best location for walk-in traffic in
the City of Anna Maria. Call T. H. Cole 778-2422.
BRADENTON BEACH Everything furnished. 1/1 just
redecorated. 1.5 blocks to beach. Wk/Mo/Sn. $300
week/$1100 month. 813-779-1112.
STORE FOR RENT 2509 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
APARTMENT FOR RENT 2/1, $400 Monthly.
778-9615. After 6:oo00, 778-1758.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Mel turns the "BIG 4-0" on Sun-
day! Happy Birthday from your "friends" at The Islander
IF YOU SPEND TIME ON THE WATER and you
know of an area that needs a "Caution Manatee Area"
call Holmes Beach Public Works. 778-6663.
WANTED TO RENT Two (2) one bedroom condos
or apartments for March. Near Gulf in Holmes Beach
or Anna Maria. References available. Call 814-676-
KEY ROYALE 624 Foxworth. 100 ft. canalfront. 3/2.5,
living room, dining room, kitchen with eating area. 2 car
garage. $225,000. 778-7837.
BY OWNER Two story brick. 4/2.5 with family room.
Oak floors. Completely renovated. Two car attached
garage. Separate brick studio. Northwest Bradenton.
Best schools. Must see. $179,000. Call 794-0145.
GULF OF MEXICO home. 3+2+2+. Divorce sale by
owner. New air, appraisal, great walking beach, rock
fireplace, etc. 619-329-0193.
HOLMES BEACH Large 2/2 and 1/1 elevated duplex.
Two block to beach and shopping. $169,500. 778-
FOR SALE WITH Lease Back- Deep water canalfront
home. Well maintained 3/2. Spilt plan, all upgraded,
new A/C unit. Boat dock with water & electric. Asking
$229,000. Call 813-778-6140.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA location. Escape
summer heat. Approved subdivisions, local experi-
enced builders available. Mountain top lots with sce-
nic view, or riverfront lots with full underground utilities,
including town water and sewer. Three large lakes
nearby. Reasonably priced. For more details call local
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
THE BIGGEST SECRET Hungry Howies delivers to
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island. "Shhhh, don't
FOR SALE Bradenton Beach, Runaway Bay condo. 1/
1 with waterview. Quiet, furnished. Mint condition.
Rental income available. $74,900. 813-792-6082.
BUSINESS FOR SALE The only established dog
grooming shop on Anna Maria Island. Excellent clien-
tele. 7.5 years following. Turnkey operation. 778-2095
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Islander Bystander WANTS
your social, club and sports news. Call us to find out
how you can be included in "the best news on the Is-
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in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
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Also Specializing in Oriental Carpets
Area Rugs and Upholstery
Commercial & Residential 955-7877
Call FREE EXPERT ADVICE
David Parrish Call
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
Mobile Service Special...
We come to you!
Most Cars $85
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody
Leather & Vinyl
Tires & Trim
Every detail is cleaned and protected. Your
car and boat can look like new again ...
and maintain its value!
By appointment, at your home or office.
Most cars $85.
Call mobile service #
356-4649 or 778-9392.
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