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Island tourism warms up after chilly start
By Rick Fleury
Island tourism was down in January from previous
years, but the slow start to '94 seems to be over, accord-
ing to an unofficial Islander poll of more than a dozen area
motels, hotels and apartments.
The findings contradict a report published last week
by local daily which claimed this year's season "was not
necessarily off to a less-than spectacular start," according
to figures released by the county's Convention and Visi-
Many Island innkeepers, including some on Longboat
Key, say business was slightly off last month as compared
By Bob Ardren
The spirit of Cortez shown brightly last week as
author Peter Matthiessen visited the historic village -
and he clearly had a wonderful time.
Loping through the village over to Calvin Bell's
back yard where he inspected a wood hull under
wraps riding around the harbor and "kitchen" in a
real Cortez kicker boat and snacking on Fulford-fam-
ily mullet salad (the world's best), the internationally
famous writer couldn't quite wipe the grin off his face.
He obviously likes Cortez and Cortezians.
Toured through the Taylor Boat Works (now a
local heritage museum) by Alcee Taylor, who busily
pointed out the 1938 "donkey boat" and marine rail-
way, Matthiessen almost seemed more interested in
Taylor himself than many of the artifacts on display.
In a speech at New College in Sarasota the evening
before, the author of "Killing Mr. Watson" explained
that he enjoyed talking with older residents because "it
helps me to understand the history and heritage of
In that same speech, he called Cortez "one of the
last non-plastic places left in Florida." For a full report
to last year but season seems to be in full swing now,
with accommodations nearly filled to capacity through
Lucette Gerry, owner of the White Sands Apartment
Motel in Holmes Beach, says, "I'm lucky because we
have a regular return (of customers) year after year." But,
she says, "The phone was slow in January. We usually
have more people popping in."
Anthony Pacheco, manager of the Silver Sands on
Longboat Key, agrees. "It's been slower. Quite a bit
slower. We're just getting busier now." He says he's even
noticed fewer tourists from driving around in his car.
"I thought the cold weather up North would have
on his talk at New College, see page 20.
Accompanied by a small group of Cortezians and
at least three local dogs, Matthiessen paused at the one-
time one-room schoolhouse and remarked that theirs
was still in use on the eastern tip of Long Island, "But
not much longer," he commented, "Like so many
He seemed genuinely interested in the plans for res-
toration of the net camp in the harbor and asked ques-
tions about the mural planned for the east wall of the
Bell Fish Company.
Other plans to help protect the Cortez heritage in-
clude application for placement on the National Historic
Register and obtaining FEMA variences to replace
structures so local residents aren't forced off their his-
Matthiessen's visits was wrapped up with a visit to
the thoroughly modem A.P. Bell Fish Company where
he again compared experiences with local fishermen
prior to leaving for another speech in Tampa.
His appearance at New College and also at Cortez was
initiated by Karen Bell and the A.P. Bell Fish Co. and co-
sponsored by the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage.
Pierola asked to step down from MPO
In a rash attempt to remove Bradenton Beach Mayor
Katie Plerolafrom the Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash wrote
to Pierola stating that MPO members who represent a mu-
nicipality must alternate on an annual basis.
McClash claims that to ensure compliance with Florida
law, "only an elected official from Holmes Beach can be rec-
ognized as a voting member of the MPO for this year."
Other representatives to the Island Transportation
Planning Organization are the mayors of Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria. McClash said he will contact Holmes
Beach Mayor Pat Geyer to "inform her of their municipal-
PLEASE SEE MPO, NEXT PAGE
brought us more (business), but it didn't," said one desk
clerk in Anna Maria.
The slow start seems to be over, however, with heavy
bookings for the next eight to 10 weeks, according the
Chamber of Commerce a peak season Inn owners
seem to be able to count on year after year.
It's the off months that can make or break a good
season, however. And with a dip in January's business
thermometer, motel managers and owners are wondering
if it has been the plummeting mercury, interest rates or
publicity affecting travelers to the Sun Coast this year.
Whatever the reason, it has left a chilly Island look-
ing forward to sunnier, warmer days in the months ahead.
Wolfe win Anna
Incumbents and one newcomer swept the Anna Maria
City election Monday.
Re-elected was Mayor Ray Simches, defeating chal-
lenger George McKay. Simches received 61 percent of the
vote, or437 ballots, while McKay received 39 percentof the
vote with 280 ballots.
For the commission seats, it was Chuck Shumard,
incumbent Commissioner Max Znika and incumbent Vice
Mayor Doug Wolfe who garnered the most votes and will
be seated on the commission.
Shumard received the most votes with 32 percent of the
electorate favoring him. Znika received the next-highest
vote with 25 percent of the vote. Wolfe came in third, with
24 percent of the vote. Challenger Leon Kramer was last
with 18 percent.
A total of 731 votes were cast, or 54 percent of the city's
1,361 registered voters.
A coloring contest for students at the Anna Maria
Elementary School and the School for Constructive Play
will be sponsored by The Islander Bystander. A drawing
of a circus elephant will be distributed this week to stu-
dents at both schools. Entries will have to be submitted
by Feb. 17 to be eligible for the contest
The grand prize winner will be honorary ringmaster
at the 5:30 circus performance on Feb. 28. The winner in
each class will receive a family pass to the circus.
Judges for the contest include Sarah Nicholas of
Holmes Beach, Phoenix Frame owner Bren Jackson, and
Anna Maria City Commissioner Dorothy McChesney.
Bridge Street festival
details, page 16
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Bridge debate continues.......... Page 2
It's 10 units per acre ................ Page 2
Opinions ................................. Page 6
The Way We Were .............. Page 7
Valentine's Day.................. Page 12
Streetlife................................. Page 18
Outdoors .................................Page 20
AUTHOR MATTHIESSEN VISITS CORTEZ:
'ONE OF THE LAST NON-PLASTIC PLACES IN FLORIDA'
History in the making Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Cortez native Alcee Taylor points out a few historical artifacts to author Peter Matthiessen during his visit last
Thursday to the fishing village. For more about his visit, see page 20.
FEBRUARY 10, 1994
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
I PAGE 2 M FEBRUARY 10, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Additional Cortez Bridge repair airing to be held
By Paul Roat
More meetings and more input will take place before
any action occurs on the proposed rehabilitation of the
That was the consensus reached last week between
representatives of the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion and the Bradenton Beach City Council after a public
workshop on proposed closure of the bridge during next
year's repair work.
Representatives from DOTs consultants for the job,
Parsons Brinckerhoff, proposed two options for the repair job:
Close the bridge completely to motorists for be-
tween 20 and 40 days, with 26 weeks of partial closure.
Total cost: $2.2 million.
Close the bridge between midnight and 6 a.m. for
about 25 weeks, one lane of traffic during daytime hours,
with total construction to take about 31 weeks. Total cost:
about $3 million.
Work is expected to begin in February 1995 and
stretch through hurricane season, Jim Englert of Parsons
Brinckerhoff said. The period of time for complete closure
is subject to modification, he added, but original plans call
for the bridge to be barricaded between Easter and Memo-
'Tm notready to make decision today without discuss-
ing this with the other cities," Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie
Pierola said. DOT officials agreed, and another workshop on
the proposed bridge work will be scheduled.
The bridge repair will be centered on the draw span.
Work will include replacement of the metal grate, the elec-
trical system, locking pins and the lifting mechanism.
New motorist barricades will also be installed, and light-
ing added to the bridge spanning Anna Maria Sound be-
tween Bradenton Beach and Cortez.
DOT's Gerald Carrigan told the 30 people attending
the workshop that, if the 30-day complete closure option
was approved, he hoped the contractor would be able
complete the job in less time.
Carrigan said DOT officials planned to offer a
$10,000-per-day incentive for each day the work was
... and data collection continues on
Although the 30-day trial for changing the timed bridge
openings at Cortez and Anna Maria Island Bridges is over, it
may be another month before the findings are compiled.
John Winslow, traffic operations manager for the U.S.
Coast Guard in Miami, told the Islander Bystander Mon-
day he was awaiting 14-day traffic counts from the Florida
Department of Transportation on the two bridges. Once
that materialis-in hand, and the written comments from
motorists and boaters compiled, a recommendation would
be made, Winslow said.
"We received a large number of letters," Winslow said:
"We won't make any conclusions until we get the impacts
[the timed openings had] on highway and waterway traffic."
He said he hoped to have the results within 30 days.
Bridge openings had been set on the hour, 20 past and 40
past on both bridges. Due to efforts by Bradenton Beach
Mayor Katie Pierola and Councilman Jim Kissick, Coast
Guard officials authorized a 30-day trial period for the month
of January for the bridges to have staggered opening sched-
ules twice an hour. The change, as Kissick has explained, will
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completed under the 30-day deadline.
Most attending the meeting favored the 30-day com-
plete closure, apparently fearful that the other option
would jeopardize evacuation of the Island in the event of
"Option One [with the 30-day complete closure] is
the only option we can live with," Councilman Jim
Kissick flatly told the audience. "Extending the work
through the hurricane season would be catastrophic."
Although the matter of which option to choose ap-
peared resolved, a remaining sticking point is the time
period in which the 30-day complete closure will occur.
Jane Von Hahmann of Surfing World in Cortez said
the slowest time of the year for-businesses is in the fall,
not spring, and urged DOT officials to consider closing the
bridge in October, November or December.
"We realize timing is critical [for the closure],"
Carrigan said. "We're trying to limit the time to between
Easter and Memorial Day. We realize there is no good
time to close a bridge."
allow boaters to travel unimpeded between the two bridges
as well as allowing a 50-percentreductionin bridge openings.
Critics ofthe timed bridge openings have included bridge
tenders, according to Kissick. He has charged the tenders of
"constant lecturing of boatowners via radio that the current
'test period' is 'a mess" and that boaters upset with the wait
should write the Coast Guard to complain.
Kissick has called the radio calls "pro-FDOT politi-
cal activity, obviously adverse to the preferences and best
interests of an overwhelming majority of Island citizens."
the walled city?.
A six-fool maze-like fence snakes its way around
property owned by Alan Bazi along-the canal at the
Cortez Bridge and Bay Drive South, providing a
checkerboard look to the Island Along Bridge
Street, lattice fencing has been added as part of the A
revitalization effort. Painters have added a new
coat of paint to the rear of Key West Willy's
Restaurant fence as well. All the fences have been
MPO CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ity membership on the MPO Board and ask them to ap-
point a representative immediately."
According to Pierola, the ITPO interlocal agreement
states that the chairman may represent the ITPO up to two
years if the board elects to do so. In January, the ITPO ap-
proved Pierola as their MPO representative for another year.
Pierola said that according to the agreement, a re-
placement would have to be voted on by the ITPO board,
not appointed by McClash.
Elizabeth Woodford, Sarasota assistant county attorney,
suggests that if a current member (representing a municipal-
ity) has been on the MPO for more than one year, then im-
mediate steps should be taken to alternate that membership.
McClash stated in his letter to Pierola that statutes
require MPO members who represent a municipality al-
ternate annually with other municipalities that do not have
a member on the MPO within the designated urban area.
The statute says "the Governor may also provide for
MPO members who represent municipalities to alternate..."
MPO's Executive Director Mike Guy said he is not
certain whether the Island municipalities not represented
have to rotate among themselves, or whether the
municipalities in the entire urban area will have to rotate.
Guy said, "this may cause us to go back and look at
our total apportionment. Our (MPO) by laws establish
only one voting member from Anna Maria Island. The
ITPO is an entity created for their own purposes."
However, Woodford said, "that may be subject to fur-
ther discussion. If in fact there is some agreement, there
may be some circumstances we want to look into further."
Gulf Drive maintenance
In response to a request by the City of Holmes Beach,
the Manatee County Commission directed its staff to look
into the maintenance of Gulf Drive.
The county engineer and highway maintenance de-
partment have investigated the present condition of Gulf
Drive and within the city and have prepared cost estimates
for the improvements required to bring the roadway into
conformity with county standards.
Estimated costs are:
Roadway repair and improvement $114, 663
Drainage repair and improvement $75,000
Annual maintenance cost for years two to 20 $7,000
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 10, 1994 M PAGE 3 Ef
Holmes Beach planning commission settles
on 10 units per acre in A-1 district
By Pat Copeland
After two sessions last week, the Holmes Beach Plan-
ning Commission decided that it was the intent of the
comprehensive plan to limit hotels and motels in the A-1
district to 10 units per acre. The commission will make
that recommendation to city council on Feb. 15.
The second part of the recommendation is that city
attorney Patricia Petruff be directed to make changes in
the city's land development code to clarify that position,
Thirdly, the planning commission is open to considering
changes in the district as it takes on the task of reviewing
the entire comprehensive plan and accompanying land
Three members of the five-member commission
voted affirmatively on the recommendations. Commis-
sioner Frank Davis, a hotelier in the A-1 district, abstained
from voting. Commissioner Dr. Francis Smith-Williams
is In Los Angeles with the American Red Cross aiding
The A-1 district, which extends from the Martinique
Tehearng for former Holmes Beach Police Chief
Rick Maddox will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 10 am.
at City Hall
Maddox was terminated by Mayor Pat Geyer
with the concurrence of the council on July 28, 1993.
Maddox then sought a hearing to appeal the decision.
The appeal boards made up of a member selected
by Maddox, a member selected by the city and a mem-
ber selected by these two members. Maddox selection
to represent his interests in the appeal is Pinellas Park
Police Chief David Milchan; the city selected Council-
man Rich Bohnenberger; and the pair selected former
Florida Representative Peggy Simone.
condominiums at 52nd Street to 74th Street, from Gulf Drive
to the water, is classified as multi-family residential/seasonal
tourist. In the district, a hotel/motel is currently defined as a
dwelling unit, with a density of 10 units per acre.
In reviewing district regulations, city attorney Patricia
Petruff told council that unless the definitions of dwelling
unit and hotel/motel unit are clarified, motels may be able
to rebuild at a density of 60 units per floor per acre. She
said council could also add language to limit the number
of hotel/motel units that can be built or re-built.
Council agreed to removehotel/motel from the definition
of dwelling unit, but controversy arose over how to limit the
number of hotel/motel rooms and whether theintent of prior
councils was to limitmotels to 10units per acre. The issue was
passed to the planning commission for study.
Commission Chairman Gabe Simches concluded that
the intent was to limit hotels and motels to 10 units per
acre after reading minutes of the 1989 comprehensive plan
hearings, reviewing the history of district downsizing
through the years, talking with former council persons and
hearing testimony from hoteliers and residents.
Commissioners Bruce Golding and Mike Farmp agreed.
Davis, who was permitted to participate in the discus-
sion, noted, "If there's a need to change it, it should be
brought to council. If the intent was there at the time, there
may be a need to change it now, but that's a different pro-
cess. We should look at it in the total plan."
Don Howard, councilman and hotelier in the A-1 dis-
trict, reminded commissioners that other commercial dis-
tricts are not regulated by density. He also said that the
nature of the business has changed from long-term tour-
ists to short-term tourists and hoteliers now need more and
smaller rooms to accommodate that change.
David Bouziane of the Bali Hai Resort pointed out
that only nine of the district's 36 acres are in hotel/motel
'Try not to be influenced by people who would want to
write articles saying there's 36 acres in the A-l district with
the ability to build4,000 units," hecautioned. "That scares the
heck out of me, andl'min the business. At the worst scenario,
the total increase would be 1,080 units, providing each unit
were built at 200 square feet. I would hope that we would be
enlightened enough or want to seek the proper answers to
make sure that any decision doesn't hurt someone."
Mary Ann Sipe of the Coconuts Resort added, "I
don't think any of the hoteliers here would ever put in 200-
square-foot motel rooms. We live here. We invest our
money on this Island."
She also noted that considering the regulation on 30
percent land coverage, 10 units on an acre would result in
1,300 square-foot motel rooms.
"Don't you think that's little ludicrous?" she asked.
City Clerk Leslie Ford said hoteliers can seek a com-
prehensive plan amendment if they feel the 10 units per
acre is unfair.
Anna Maria City
Tuesday, 2/15,7 p.m., Swearing in of
commissioners and mayor
Tuesday, 2/15, 7:30 p.m., Commission
Tuesday, 2/15,7 p.m., Planning and Zoning
Friday, 2/11, 9 am., Code Enforcement
Tuesday, 2/15, 3 p.m., Planning Commission meeting
Tuesday, 2/15, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
Monday, 2/14,7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District
Commission meeting, Station 1, Holmes Beach
Wednesday, 2/16, 9:30 p.m., Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials meeting,
Anna Maria City Hall
Wednesday, 2/16, 7:30 p.m., Citizen's Advisory
Committee of the Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall
February 12 13 & 14 -
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HI PAGE 4 A FEBRUARY 10, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Council to provide for in-home artistic teaching
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Council intends to modify the land
development code to include occupational licenses for in-
home artistic teaching, such as piano and dance lessons.
The request for change was made by piano teacher
Paulette Kilts last year. After the issue went back and forth
between the council and the planning commission several
times, the council decided to tackle the problem.
At last week's work session, Councilwoman Mary
Ellen Reichard said cultural endeavors for children in the
community should be encouraged.
Council Chairman Don Howard asked about requir-
ing public notice for property owners within 400 feet of
the applicant. City Clerk Leslie Ford said the administra-
tive expense for such notice would be $200. Councilman
Rich Bohnenberger said the applicant should just obtain
permission from his/her neighbors.
Island to have first ever health fair
From screenings to nutritional information,
mammograms to blood pressure checks, aerobics to hear-
ing tests there will be something for everyone at the
Anna Maria Health Fair.
A variety of health-related businesses and organiza-
tions as well as medical experts and technicians will par-
ticipate in the event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Demonstrations, testing and presentations will take
place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the center's gymnasium.
Mobile units will be set up outdoors for more complicated
testing and screening.
The fair will offer blood pressure checks, hearing
Some Health Fair services require
registration and fees
Quickscreen mammograms and carotid screenings to
be administered at the Anna Maria Health Fair on Satur-
day, Feb. 19 require a fee and advance registration.
To schedule a mammogram, phone Quick Screen for
Women, 795-2161. Fee: $50.
To schedule a carotid scan, phone the Community
Center, 778-1908. Fee: $20.
Medicare will pay for the tests and screenings for
screenings, glaucoma exams, glasses adjustment, and pre-
scription checks (bring your medications to check for
Presentations will be made on nutrition, podiatry,
prostrate cancer, osteoporosis and acupuncture.
Peer counseling, drug counseling, massage therapy
and stress management will be discussed. There will be
jazzercise, gentle aerobic demonstrations and informa-
tional talks from home care representatives.
Organizations participating include Meals on Wheels,
Health Watch Response, the American Dental Associa-
tion, Hospice, the Alzheimer's Association and the Coun-
cil on Aging.
There is no admission charge but some tests and
screenings may require payment and pre-registration (see
Anyone interested in registering for space should
phone 778-1908. Volunteers interested in assisting the
committee prior to or during the event are asked to con-
tact the center during daytime hours.
AMI Forever Young, a group of active retirees, is
organizing the fair. The newly formed volunteer group
represents the Island's active retired population.
The Community Center is located at 407 Magnolia
Ave. in Anna Maria City.
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Howard noted that the license will be renewable yearly
and any complaints can be considered at the time of renewal.
After some discussion about class size, council settled
on five students for any one class.
Howard asked about regulating class hours.
Gabe Simches, chairman of the planning commis-
sion, cautioned, "If you try to be all-inclusive, I think you
could run into difficulty, but there are certain concerns I
think could be legitimately raised."
Howard said that each applicant will have to come
before council and can be questioned at that time. He also
felt that tutoring should be added to such a license.
Council agreed to add in-home artistic/tutoring to
residential district regulations governing "other accessory
uses." Included under this designation are home occupa-
tional licenses, temporary uses and family day care homes
all of which require council review.
Council also decided not to make home occupational
license applications an administrative procedure, as sug-
gested by Bohnenberger.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she likes to
have applicants come before council so she knows what's
going on in the city. Councilwoman Billie Martini agreed.
Howard said he had been in favor of the change origi-
nally but had reconsidered.
"When you get down to it, a home occupational li-
cense is a privilege a privilege to conduct a business
without the added expense of being in a commercial dis-
trict," he explained.
In other business, council will vote on a resolution
seeking a sunset provision for the county's environmen-
tal action commission on Feb. 15 and will begin review
of the city's salary step plan at the Feb. 17 work session.
Council accepted the mayor's appointment of
Howard to the police study committee. Howard will take
this position following the election March 8. He is not
running for re-election.
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iturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 & 13
OF EVENTS: "
SATURDAY 10:00 Grand Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting/Balloon Release. 1:00 Anna Maria Island
Privateers capture Bridge Street. 3:30 Musicians Jam Session Key West Willy's. "Anna Maria String Band"
Roaming Minstrals 12 to 5:30. 8 to 11:30 Bradenton Beach Festival Dance "Connie and Dave."
SUNDAY 12:00 "Island Classics" String Ensemble. 2:00 Anna Maria Island Privateers capture Bridge Street
2:30 to 5:00 "Drive South" at center stage. Corbin's Cloggers roving entertainment 11 to 2:30.
FESTIVAL HOURS: Saturday 10AM to 11:30PM Sunday 11AM to 6PM
"MISS CORTEZ FLEET" will run boat shuttle service from remote parking at Coquina Bayside Park to the
Bridge Tender Inn dock. Round trip $2.50 adults, $1.00 children.
LONGBOAT PASS PARASAIL will offer rides from the Beach Barn Gulfside 10 to 5 daily.
* Juried Art Displays Delicious Food
* Arts & Crafts Exhibits
* Clowns & Face Painting
* Anna Maria Island Privateers
* Community Interest Groups
* Free Blood Pressure Testing
Proceeds from Festival benefit the
Bradenton Beach Historical Preservation.
For additional Information call 778-3794.
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LIQUORS AND LOUNGE
120 Bridge Street
Joe's Eats & Sweets
The Best Homemade Ice Cream and
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Fishing Pier & Tackle Shop
200 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach 778-3845
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Breakfast & Lunch Specials
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OPEN: MON. thru FRI. 5 AM to 2 PM
SAT. & SUN: 5 AM to NOON and 11 PM to 5 AM
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Handmade Apparel Treasures
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Glass Blowing Demonstrations
119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 778-5353
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J PAGE 6 E FEBRUARY 10, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island 'door mat'
philosophy must end
'Anna Maria Island is again receiving "door mat" sta-
tus from Longboat Key- thanks to the Manatee County
Commission and this time the Island is really being
treated like trash.
Longboat Key has renegotiated its garbage hauling
The key ended it's Waste Management agreement to
dump trash at the Sarasota County Landfill.
Continued and expanded is the dumping of trash at
the Manatee County landfill expanded because the
entire population of Longboat Key will now have its trash
dumped in Manatee.
Where will they recycle?
And, of course, all of those trucks will have to pass
through the Island to reach the landfill. More traffic. More
huge trucks. More demands on our roads.
We've watched our roadways crumble from the con-
tinued use of heavy machinery on its way to Longboat
Key during the building boom of the past few decades.
We've watched as Longboat Key residents exit their
Island on the Cortez Bridge while about half of the
population of Bradenton Beach has to leave the Island on
the Anna Maria Island (Manatee Avenue) Bridge during
We've watched as Longboat Key residents caught the
ear of county officials and vetoed the Island trolley bus
concept because Key residents didn't want additional traf-
fic on their island in the form of mass transit vehicles.
And now we're watching the same people again use
Anna Maria Island as a pass-through for their garbage
without a care. With the approval (blessing?) of the Mana-
tee County Commission.
In June, regional transportation planners will begin a
study of an additional bridge to the barrier islands. The
study includes the area between the Cortez Bridge and the
Ringling Causeway bridge in Sarasota.
Our suggestion: stick the new bridge on Longboat
Key. It should be obvious by now that they need it.
Blast representatives over
We are being told by our elected representatives that
we are too insignificant to count, to small for them to pay
Stan Stephens, who supposedly "represents" us on the
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county commission, has reportedly said as much.
Joe McClash, the "At Large" representative, refers to
us as "a few people."
Julie McClure has been quoted to the effect that "busi-
ness" wants a high fixed-span bridge, and so she has to
support it Not only is she our state representative, she also
serves on the transportation committee in the legislature.
We must tell these people how we feel about the
bridge. They have not yet gotten the message that we
don't want megabridges to our Island. Stephens and
McClash have important votes to cast on the MPO, a~d
so far they have consistently voted against our best inter-
ests. McClure has done no discernible thing to help us or
to justify the votes we cast for her.
We do have a powerful weapon to use against these
people our votes. I urge you now, before it is too late,
to contact these people who supposedly represent us.
Tell them that you vote and will vote against anyone
who does not represent you. If you are not a registered
voter, let them know that you will register so you can vote
against them. A simple letter can make the point; an ava-
lanche of letters will let them know that we are united on
this issue. Our beaches are the major tourist attraction in
the county. It is about time that we started dealing with
these politicians from a position of strength.
So please write to all te people who are elected to
represent us. If you cannot write, phone their local offices
and be counted. Then, when the elections come, remem-
ber who has supported us and who has thwarted us.
Get out and vote when the times comes, and send
them the message that our Island counts and that it
demands to have honest, responsive representation. Politi-
cal power is the strongest voice we have. Let's use it.
Please write or phone today.
You're better at those things than you think and your
letter or your phone call could be the difference in saving
our cherished Island's way oflife. Alarge citizen response
will demand and get attention.
Kay Hoey, Bradenton Beach
Better time for Cortez closing
The deadest time for business on Anna Maria Island
is the last week in November and the first three weeks in
December. That would be my choice for a 30-day clos-
ing of the Cortez bridge.
If the majority rules for six months of inconvenience,
than somewhere between June to Dec. 24 is the best.
The businesses at each end of the bridge should get
the most consideration as to when the Cortez bridge
should close because to everyone else it's just an incon-
venience. -to business people it could mean bankruptcy.
R. R. Russell, Rotten Ralph's, Anna Maria City
'Judas Joe' needs outvotee
In a recent article (in the county's other newspaper)
on the Islander's forming an independent county, Joe
McClash was quoted as saying, "I wonder, if it a knee-jerk
reaction because a few people didn't get their way?"
His referenced "few" are 80 to 90 percent of the Island
population of 8,000 or more, to whom he has turned deaf
ear. This quote is coming from the man who, in order to
get the vote of the Islanders, changed his position from
beingfor a 65-foot high fixed-span bridge to one of op-
posing it. The moment he was elected, he changed back
to beingfor this bridge.
If "Judas Joe" cannot understand why we feel we are
not getting proper representation for the Manatee County
Commission or the Metropolitan Planning Organization
(which he now chairs), he has only to look at the reams
of ignored paperwork presented to him time and time
again. The Islanders have done their homework. We can-
not say the same for Mr. McClash.
If our barrier islands cannot get suitable representa-
tion from the elected officials who are supposed to serve
us, then other measures have to be considered. Fighting
taxation without representation is not a new concept
"Judas Joe" seems to forget that Whatever it takes to
be properly represented, we will do.
Bunny Garst Anna Maria City
I just wanted you to know how much my family en-
joyed Katherine's article on Ted Swank. Both my sons
had him as a teacher and, of course, I worked with him for
several years. She captured memories beautifully, and we
were all able to laugh despite the loss we felt.
Please let Katherine know what a nice job we thought
she did and include our thanks for bringing us back to
happy times with Mr. Swank.
Linda Shanafelt, Bradenton
Editor's Note: Ted Swank was a teacher at Anna Maria
Elementary School He died of a heart attack Jan. 19.
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By June Alder__ __ _
The historic freeze of 1894-95 crippled Florida's citrus industry but gave Tampa Bay
You think this winter weather is bad?
Let me tell you about the Big Freeze
of 1894-95-a hundred years ago when
-the pioneer families were settling this Is-
land of ours.
The freeze all but killed the citrus in-
dustry in the northern part of Florida but,
as it turned out, did a good turn for this part
of the state.
There was no warning
whatsoever in those days
before there was telephone,
or radio or scientific weather
forecasting. Old-timers who
"felt it in their bones" when
bad weather was on the way,
were taken by surprise by
the sudden cold snap.
December '94 had been
chilly and there had been a
near-freezing night during
Christmas Week. On Anna
Maria Island new leaves on
Captain John Jones's mango
and guava trees were
browned off and dead fish
washed up on the Gulf shore
creating an awful stink. But
The weather warmed up
the paper said. Water pipes burst and
"icicles hung from almost every roof."
To the despair of citrus growers, what
had managed to survive the famous two-
day freeze was killed off in another below
freezing two days on Valentine's Day
The freeze drove many grove owners
out of the state. Others went south and the
John R. Jones
wrote in November
1895: '1 have
here (Anna Maria
Island) and can
truthfully say that
for health, beauty
of location and
Manatee section of
the state is ahead of
any district ever
visited by me.'
nicely after that, bringing out the more
daring of the winter tourists who boated to
the Island tb picnic and perhaps take a dip
in the Gulf. Thursday, Feb. 7, was perfect
for swimming and sunning and work in
the homesteaders' gardens-a balmy 77
degrees in the morning.
But in the evening the Island home-
steaders, like everyone else across the
state, were shivering under their bed quilts.
And in the dark early morning hours of
Feb. 8, they were out in their farm and
garden plots with blankets and smudge
pots, trying desperately to save what they
For, incredibly, that night around
Tampa Bay the thermometer had dropped
some 50 degrees to the low 20's.
And worse was to come. Next day,
the temperature plummeted from a high of
36 degrees to a record low of 14 above
zero, the Tampa Tribune reported. There
were snowball fights in the city that day,
pickers along with them.
But along Tampa Bay,
where the freeze wasn't so
severe, most of the groves
recovered within a year.
"Hardly a day passes
that Tampa is not visited by
some country merchant who
since the freeze finds his
business unprofitable," the
Tampa Tribune reported on
Aug. 8, 1895. "Since the
great disaster of last winter,
there has been a steady and
unbroken movement of
population to Tampa from
the entire state."
To John R. Jones, an
amateur horticulturist who
had been coming to Anna
Maria Island from Tampa
off and on for several years to do agricul-
tural experiments, the experience of 1894-
95 was proof positive that the economic
future of Manatee County was as sunny as
He wrote to the Tribune in November
1895: "I have settled permanently here
(Anna Maria Island) and can truthfully
say that for health, beauty of location and
productiveness in agriculture this Mana-
tee section of the state is ahead of any dis-
trict ever visited by me."
Incidentally, the Irish-born lawyer/
former sea captain was the only early Is-
land homesteader who recorded for his-
torical purposes the date he formally took
residence on the Island. He wrote in a
memoir he penned in 1927 that he "made
permanent settlement on Feb. 28, 1895."
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The Holmes Beach Planning Commission began its
review of the city's setback regulations last week. Dis-
cussion on the matter will continue this week.
The problem, originally with side setbacks, surfaced
in December when Alan Bouziane applied to add a sec-
ond story to a conforming structure. Side setbacks for
new residential 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 is further complicated by the fact that on
a non-conforming structure, it is possible to add a sec-
ond story with a side setback of 15 feet.
The council instructed its attorney to draft an ordi-
nance removing setback discrepancies between one and
two-story dwellings in all residential districts. However,
at the first reading of the ordinance in January, several
members of council had second thoughts and sent the
matter to the planning commission for study.
Bouziane told commissioners, "This is an attempt to
try to eliminate the inequities in the existing code. The
existing code is for new construction only. The only
place in the code you find reconstruction or additions is
for non-conforming homes. Nothing in the existing code
addresses additions to conforming homes."
Resident Lee Edwards suggested a variance proce-
Tom Turner is a member of the ad hoc committee
charged with the task of reviewing codes and building
regulations in Anna Maria City.
The purpose of the review is to ensure that the city
is in compliance with regulations set by the Federal
dure to address the problem. Resident Luke Courtney
agreed and noted if a home has 10-foot setbacks and a
three-foot overhang on the balcony, there's only seven
feet to the next property.
Councilman Don Howard said there are others with
the same problem as Bouziane. Bouziane cited the case
of a couple who want to build on a 50 by 100-foot lot.
"He's trying to build a home large enough to bring in
his family," Bouziane related. "The setbacks for two story
are 15 feet on each side. He'll have a home 20 feet wide.
You'll get a box 36 feet high."
Bouziane added that a variance procedure would pe-
nalize those who have conforming homes.
Howard pointed out that when people look at the first
floor in an elevated home, "in our mindset, it's actually the
second floor. As far as the third floor being the second
living floor, I don't know if we really see that so much
when we're looking at it."
Edwards said the result of uniform 10-foot setbacks
would be high "castles" next to ground floor homes.
Commission Chairman Gabe Simches replied, "What
we're looking at now (with a one-story elevated home) is
10 feet (setback). They'd only be adding another floor."
Howard said the council considered the option of mak-
ing a second floor addition to a conforming one-story home
meet a 15-foot setback, but realized there would be no load
bearing wall to build upon."You're better off putting it on an
outside wall as a load bearing wall," he explained.
Commissioner Bruce Golding said he would like to
have Fernandez at the next session to answer questions.
Emergency Management Act.
Turner is a former commissioner, chairman of the city's
code enforcementboard and a member ofthe advisory devel-
opment committee. Turner's name was inadvertently omit-
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Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola is urging "At this point in time, there is only one Bradenton
residents of her city to apply for appointments to Beach resident on this list," she wrote. "This is your op-
county boards and committees on the county level. portunity as a citizen of Bradenton Beach to apply for an
Pierola issued a memo last week advising citizens 'appointment to aboard or committee in Manatee County."
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has heightened due to the
recent exhibition of the
quilt, sponsored by the
AIDS Council of Mana-
Islander Photo courtesy
Island father is awakened
twice to HIV
By Rick Fleury
First in a series
"AIDS Does it affect this island?
"How many people here have family members they
never talk about because (AIDS) has the stigma as a gay
These are the questions Bob Woods is asking his
neighbors and friends on Anna Maria Island. But, he says,
"They don't want to talk about it."
Bob Woods has two sons. His eldest sonis living with
"full-blown" AIDS in California. His younger son, who
lives in Tampa, recently tested positive for HIV, the vi-
rus that causes AIDS. Both are in their early 30's.
While visiting his son in southern California several years
ago, Bob began learning about the gay community. Lying on
the beach, the two were admiring the wide variety of scant-
ily-clad, tanned, healthy people Californiaprides itself for. At
that point, while Bob was enjoying the sight of two women
walking by, his son explained that he preferred to look at the
two men that were walking behind them.
Having had it presented to him so clearly, Bob began
Now, with an estimated 2 million people who are HIV
positive in the United States, and two sons living at two dif-
ferent levels of HIV infection, he is learning about AIDS.
HIV can only be transmitted through the bodily flu-
ids of semen, vaginal secretions, mothers' milk and blood.
The virus must enter the bloodstream.
The concentration of HIV in saliva is not considered
high enough for transmission through normal contact.
There is yet no known case where such a transmission of
But, on Anna Maria Island, he is feeling alone.
"We're not talking about gay, we're talking about
AIDS," says Bob. "It's something we don't talk about
here. There's no awareness. I just know it's affected the
hell out of me."
He points to area newspapers that avoid the issue in
obituaries by saying a 30-year-old man "died of natural
causes." Or the deceased is "survived by a friend."
"If my son was dying of heart disease or cancer, there'd
be more understanding," he says. "More sympathy."
What he resents, he says, are those with conserva-
tive standards on the Island that are not sympathetic to
people with AIDS. Those who speak of the disease with
blame or a joke attached.
"We're very much in a medieval syndrome here -
we don't understand it, so we're afraid of it," Bob says.
"I question how many of my friends would donate to
AIDS causes. I may be all wrong. They may rally around
"I have a son dying of AIDS. Why should I be
ashamed of it. I love my son. I'm not ashamed that he
has AIDS. I'm just sorry..."
Editor's Note:Bob Woods has lived on the Island for
more than 15 years, owning and operating a local lock-
This is the first in a series exploring how HIV and
AIDS is impacting residents of Anna Maria Island.
HIV has occurred.
Because of universal precautions that have arisen due
to AIDS prevention, the amount of transmissions between
health care workers and patients has diminished "enor-
mously," according to recent studies. As a result, contrac-
tions of Hepatitis B have diminished considerably as well.
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By Pat Copeland
A team of fire fighters from the Anna Maria and
Westside fire districts place 11th overall out of 40 teams
at the 1994 Firefighter Combat challenge.
The challenge, held in Orlando on Jan. 9, was one of
11 regional competitions that test the limits of a fire
fighter's physical fitness. The challenge course consists of
five tasks representing what fire fighters perform in the
line of duty.
All tasks are performed in full gear helmet, coat,
pants with liners, boots and gloves with fire fighters
also carrying air packs. Thd weight of the gear is about 50
The national average for completing the course is
seven minutes, and each fire fighter who completes it in
under five minutes receives a gold target medal.
All fire fighters on the local team received gold med-
als. In addition, Capt. Dennis Dotson placed 12th in the
Fire fighters trained for the challenge for two months at
the Martinique, a six-story condominium in Holmes Beach.
Task 2 Hose Hoist
From the top of the tower, using a hand-over-hand
motion, the fire fighter must pull the 5/8-inch rope to
hoist a 50-foot donut roll of 1/2-inch hose with brass
couplings (about 50 pounds) to the top of the tower. The
donut roll must clear.the rail and drop on the floor.
Task I Stair
Climb with High
The firefighter must carry
two 50-foot sections of 1 1/
2-inch hose weighing 50
pounds to the top of the
drill tower. The hose must
be deposited on a square
marked on the fifth floor.
Islander Photos courtesy
of Dennis Dotson
Task 4 Hose Advance
After walking a distance of 140 feet, the fire fighter must pick up the nozzle and move a one-and-one-half-inch
charged hose straightforward 75 feet to a box marked on the ground, crack the nozzle, show water, place the
nozzle in the box on the pavement, then walk 30 feet to the next event.
Task 3 Forcible Entry
Using the Keiser Force Machine and a nine-pound
shot hammer, the firefighter must drive a 165 pound I-
Combat Challenge Team
Left to right, front row: Fire Fighter Larry Revel, Capt. Dennis Dotson, Fire Fighter Tim Hyden, Capt Randy Roth
(Westside), Fire Figher Brent Cruz (Westside). Left to right, back row: Fire Fighter Carl Bennett, Fire Fighter and
Paramedic Tony Barrett, Capt. Rich Losek, Fire Fighter Jeff Lonzo, Fire Fighter Chris Kierney (Westside), Fire
Fighter John Flinn (Westside), Fire Fighter and Paramedic Brett Polleck (Westside) and LL Tom Owen. Westside
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On behalf of the
Juan Freudenthal, a
native of Chile, has a
Ph.D in Library and
Information Science. He
has written the feature
below to commefnorate
the opening of the, Tingley
Memorial Library at 111
2nd Street in Bradenton
Beach. The library will be
open this weekend for
viewing and a used
Libraries protect freedom
By Jeannie Friedman
"Libraries will get you through in times of no money bet-
ter than money will get you through times of no libraries."
(From a sign hanging in a small Massachusetts library.)
Juan Freudenthal is a native of Chile who has been in
the United States since 1965. He is passionate about his
belief that the library system in the United States is a cor-
nerstone of democracy.
"The libraries in this country keep liberty and free-
dom alive," he said. "Without information you are in no
position to question."
"It is appalling how little access people in other coun-
tries have to information. It would make Americans ap-
preciate their libraries if they knew how hard it is to get
information in other countries. In Africa, Latin America,
as in most other places around the world, libraries are in
"Americans need to remember that libraries are bea-
cons that keep ideas alive."
Freudenthal has a Ph.D in Library and Information
Science and is a former college professor and translator.
He is also an artist and a photographer. He and his wife,
Patricia, co-authored and published a library reference
book entitled Index to Anthologies of Latin American
Literature in English Translations.
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By Juan R. Freudenthal
That this country is one of the great democracies of
the world is no surprise. That its democratic principles
have been so effectively sustained for more than two cen-
turies is indeed surprising.
One of the underpinnings of such a vast experiment
in the pursuit of a good life and liberty has been, in my
opinion, the existence of public libraries. Nowhere has
democracy's impact been more subtle and pervasive than
in this nation, and yet nowhere have these repositories of
knowledge been taken so much for granted. Public librar-
ies have struggled to survive because Americans have
never known what it is to live without them.
With the addition of the Tingley Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach, we celebrate that community spirit
which led Benjamin Franklin and a group of neighbors to
establish the Library Company of Philadelphia in 1731,
and it is still in operation.
In hisAutobiography of 1784, Franklin wrote:"... librar-
ies have improved the general conversation of Americans,
made the common tradesman and farmer as intelligent as
most gentlemen from other countries, and perhaps have con-
tributed ... to the stand so generally made throughout the
colonies in defense of their privileges."
Businessmen financed "mechanics' institutes" and
"mercantile libraries," and a "book boai" traveled the Erie
Canal betweenAlbany and Buffalo after 1830, lending
books for two cents an hour.
Greater promise came when a small lad from Scot-
land, who worked as a bobbin boy in a cotton farm near
Allegheny, Pa., was allowed to borrow books from a
leading citizen's library.
"It was when reveling in the treasure which opened
to us that I resolved, if ever wealth came to me, that it
should be used to establish free libraries that other poor
boys might receive similar opportunities."
The poor lad who said this, named Andrew
Carnegie, became a millionaire and, through farsighted
philanthropy, gave the United States, Canada and En-
gland more than 2,500 public libraries by his death in
1919. These and other types of libraries proved to be the
greatest boon for the new waves of immigrants touch-
ing our shores.
Education- the flow of ideas, entertainment, infor-
mation, research of the most sophisticated kind is all
offered in the nation's public libraries. Any addition,
however humble, to this network of life-enriching pos-
sibilities is cause for celebration.
May the Tingley Memorial Library nourish an
individual's right to acquire knowledge and may it con-
tinue to sustain those democratic principles which allow
us to interact with every possible idea.
By Jeannie Friedman
Five years ago, Genevieve Novicky Alban had a vi-
sion for unifying and promoting all forms of artistic en-
deavors on Anna Maria Island.
On Feb. 20, from 1-4 p.m., Alban will be honored for
her vision and her work in the artistic community at a re-
ception given by the Anna Maria Island Artists Guild.
The Guild was formed as a result of Alban's vision.
Their reception will feature work of the present and past
presidents of the organization.
In 1989, Alban called together a few fellow artists to
explore the possibility of forming a group to promote all
art forms and to share experiences with other art lovers
The result was the formation of the Artists Guild which
now has its own gallery and 150 members.
The original gathering of artists and those who later
joined the Guild also gave birth to the Island's Fine Arts
Festival and Heritage Arts Week.
Though the Guild is dominated by painters using all
mediums in their work including oils, water colors, pas-
tels and acrylic, all art forms are welcome.
Other artists represented in the group are potters,
photographers, writers, graphic artists, wood carvers and
jewelry makers. Even opera singers and mimes have
performed for the organization.
The public is invited to attend the Guild's reception.
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By Jeannie Friedman
Carnations, mums or daisies won't do. For that spe-
cial someone, most sweethearts believe that only roses
properly say "Be My Valentine."
On Mother's Day, Easter or Christmas, bouquets of
carnations, mixed flowers or a green plant are acceptable
tokens of thoughtfulness and affection. It's even perfectly
okay to deliver a floral gift well in advance of the actual
But not on Valentine's Day. Delivery can only be
made on Feb. 14 and roses are definitely the flower of the
day. Usually, only red roses will do.
K.F. (Smitty) and Roberta Smith, owners of the Island
Florist, say their busiest period is the week before
Mother's Day. But Valentine's Day is the by far the single
busiest day of the year.
"Most Valentine flowers are sent by men who are noto-
rious last minute shoppers. We have more walk-ins than we
do for any other holiday. Most of them wait until that day to
make up their minds to send flowers," Smitty said.
.. ... .
Even the women who send flowers for this holiday
are likely to do so on impulse and customers don't want
to spoil the effect of the romantic gesture by allowing the
flowers to be sent even one day early.
To complicate things further, this year Valentine's
Day falls on Monday.
"In the 10 years we've owned our business, this is the
first time we've had a Monday Valentine's Day," Smitty
said. He will keep his shop open on Sunday, Feb. 13, but
he anticipates more than the usual amount of last minute
On a typical.day, even at the height of the tourist sea-
son, the local florist has a staff of three and averages 25
deliveries. On Valentine's Day, 13 people will work. The
computer will be buzzing and the phone will likely ring
Smitty estimates he will make at least 600 deliveries
next Monday. He will sell between 1,600 to 1,800 roses
which all have to be refrigerated until the last minute.
Though it will be hectic and exhausting for the Smiths
and their staff, they aren't complaining about the problems
created by the sentimental day. They will gladly deliver
roses to anybody's sweetheart.
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The circus is coming to the Island
Complete with a gigantic red, white and blue striped
tent, cotton candy, clowns and calliopes, the Great Ameri-
can Circus is coming to town.
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Community Center is bringing the circus to the Island.
The Island engagement will be.the premier performance
of the circus' 1-994 tour of 250 U.S. cities.
The tent will be raised on the grounds of the Holmes
Beach City Hall for two performances on Monday, Feb.
28. Shows will be at 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Advance-issue coupons will admit children 12 and
under for free with a paying adult. Day-of show children's
admission will be $5. Adult tickets purchased in advance
will be $8 $12 if purchased on the day of the show.
The Community Center receives half of all advance
ticket proceeds, and a percentage of the gate on show day.
& Sandy Hawley,
formerly of Just Hair
are NOT lost!
They can be found at:
BoboKqs hair e Co.
SWe wish to
welcome their friends
to come see them along with
Bob, Monica, Nellie & Ellen.
Mon.-Sat. 9a.m. 'til
9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria
The percentage depends on the amount of tickets volun-
teers sell prior to Feb. 28.
Advance discount tickets are available in Bradenton
Beach at the Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive; in
Holmes Beach at Island Foods, 3900 East Bay Drive, and
Home True Value Hardware, Island Shopping Center; in
Anna Maria at the Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
In Bradenton tickets are available at Crowder Bros.
Hardware, 3933 Manatee Ave. West; and on Longboat
Key at the Sea Stable, 3170 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
For information, please call the center's circus
hotline, 778-1908 or phone 778-9511.
Valentine's Day is February 14.
Don't forget your sweetheart.
Perhaps a subscription
would be the perfect gift
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AID honors local humanitarians
All Island Denominations (AID) has honored a Citi-
zen of the Year with their Humanitarian Award annually
since 1984. This year's winner, Burrell J. Maschek, was
announced at the All Island Denomination Ecumenical
service, Jan. 23, at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Maschek, of Holmes Beach, has been president of AID
for two years. AID is an ecumenical out-reach program, es-
tablished to help families in need on a year-round basis. Not
only does AID provide food, clothes and toys for Christmas,
but gives food baskets on Easter and Thanksgiving, and are
prepared to help any family at any time.
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William A. Larkin
Herman A. Larkin, 74, of Bradenton died Feb. 3 at
HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
No memorial service is planned. Donations may be made
to the local chapter of the Anerican Cancer Society or
Anerican Lung Association. Burial was in Ardsley, Penn.
Born in Ardsley, Penn., Mr. Larking moved to this
area in 1981. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Seabees
Division during World War II. He retired in 1979 from
Hurst & Company. He was a member of the American
Legion, Kirby Stewart Lodge 24, and the Bradenton Elks
He is survived by his wife, Jeano of Bradenton; broth-
ers Kit Bigham of Cortez and William Larkin of West
Palm Beach; five stepchildren and 16 stepgrandchildren.
Elizabeth M. Miller
Elizabeth M. Miller, 72, of Bradenton Beach, "died
Feb. 4 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in New England, N.D., Mrs. Miller came to the
area from Mansfield, Ohio, 25 years ago. She was a re-
tired beautician. She was a Lutheran.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph W.; a daugh-
ter, Lisa Miller Hoffman of Chicago; three sons, Joseph
W. Jr., of Perrysville, Ohio, John F. Miller and Jerry A.
Miller, both of Ontario, Ohio; twd sisters, Katherine
Meyers of Palmetto and Tess Zavier of Des Plaines, Ill.;
four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
No local visitation was held. A memorial service was
held at Toale Brothers Funeral Home in Bradenton, with
the Rev. George Thum officiating.
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their ministers and lay representatives, AID consists of the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Roser Memorial
Community Church, Christian Science First Church of
Christ Scientist, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church and Harvey Memorial Community
Church call themselves All Island Denominations.
Besides serving as president of AID, Maschekis a mem-
ber of the Church of the Annunciation, and their outreach
program. He is also a member of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island, the Manatee County Band and the Florida
Suncoast Band. A retired school principal, Maschek is a
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The AID honor of humanitarian, started by the Rev.
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The following Island community leaders have been
1984: Ann Snell
1985: Hal Pierce
1986: Gladys Athorne
1987: Joe Kane
1988: Brendan Greene
1989: Coletta Sundstrom
1990: Dr. Edgar Huth
1991: Rev. Myron
1992: Jeanette Cashman
1993: Pierrette Kelly
1994: Burrell J. Maschek
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'1 So now Valentine's Day comes around once more,
0 And folks will write poems and send candy as never before.
And will buy all those pretty cards to get their love across,
~" But find their gestures may be a total loss. -
Mg 'Cause all those gifts may miss their marks by a mile,
O If they find that those are things that are no longer in style.
- For what may be appreciated more by each Miss or Mrs.,
.C Would be for them to receive some hugs and kisses.
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Cortez Village fish fry
The Fishing Village of Cortez will have a fish fry on
Friday, Feb. 11 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cortez Fire
Station, 123rd Street Court.
In addition to fried mullet, grits, baked beans, cole
slaw, hush puppies and coffee will be served. Soft drinks
and desserts will also be available.
The fish fry is being given by the Anna Maria Vol-
unteer Fire Department, the Cortez Historic Society and
the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage.
Admission is a $5 donation. Proceeds will be split by
the three groups.
Church of Annunciation
holds pancake supper
The Episcopal Church Men of the Church of the
Annunciation will have their annual Shrove Tuesday pan-
cake supper on Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The men of the parish will prepare and serve pan-
cakes, sausages, apple sauce, orange juice, coffee and tea.
Tickets may be purchased at Lowe Hall on Sunday,
Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 13. Tickets can also be pur-
chased from the church office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday or at the door on the Feb. 15.
The church and Lowe Hall are located at 4408 Gulf
Dr., Holmes Beach. Phone 778-1638.
High Twelve to meet
All Masons and friends are invited to meet Thursday,
Feb. 10, at Pete Reynard's Restaurant for lunch, fellowship
and an interesting discussion. Call 778-1260 for information.
League to hold arts and
An Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Artists and crafts people are invited to participate.
Booth space is $20 and the registration deadline is Mon-
day, Feb. 14.
Call the league to register or for more information at
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Casino Night coming up
St. Joseph Home & School Association will sponsor
a Casino Night at the St. Joseph Church Parish Center on
Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.
The dress is casual. A $20 donation per person in-
cludes $10 in playing chips, drink tickets, food, music,
prizes and one raffle ticket.
Tickets are available from the school office at 2990
26th St. W., Bradenton.
Call the school office at 755-2611 for details.
Iron Mountain luncheon
scheduled Feb. 16
There will be an Iron Mountain-Kingsford area lun-
cheon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. at the Danc-
ing Bear Restaurant and Pub, 7423 Manatee Ave. W.
Reservations need to be made by Saturday, Feb. 12,
by calling Georgina Johnson at 778-3832.
Mark calendar for art
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is sponsoring
a sidewalk sale of arts and crafts to the held at the Island
Shopping Center in Holmes Beach on Thursday and Fri-
day, Feb. 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Artisans needs to reserve space now. The fee is $10. Call
778-6694 or 778-6331 to reserve a space or more information.
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'The Grass Harp'
Truman Capote's comedy-
fantasy "The Grass Harp"
will be presented by the
Players of Sarasota, from
Friday, Feb. 11, through
Feb. 20. The cast features
two Anna Maria Island
theatrical favorites, actress
and director Sara Marshall
(left), and Allan Kolar, who
almost stole the show in the
Island Players' recent
production of "Little Shop
: of Horrors." Paula Farlin
Right) plays the part of
e he c Catherine Creek. Informa-
-tion, call 365-2494.
Rummage sale at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will hold
its annual Winter Rummage Sale indoors at the center on
Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., at the
north end of the Island.
All proceeds will benefit the center's year-round pro-
grams and services for all ages.
For more information, call the center at 778-1908.
Historical society to meet
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will meet
at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Anna Maria City Hall.
The special guest speaker is Peggy Blassingame
Diamant of Alabama. She is the daughter of noted author
Wyatt Blassingame. She will talk about her years grow-
ing up on Anna Maria Island, attending school in the one-
room school house. While in the area, Diamant plans to
attend her class of 1947 Manatee High School reunion.
Bird rescue classes set
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary will offer a wild
bird rescue training class at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Sat., Feb. 26, from 1-3 p.m.
Admission is free but due to limited seating, confir-
mation is requested though not required. Please phone
388-4444 to enroll in the class.
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By Tomara Kafka
The Bradenton Beach Festival is the big event to put
on your calendar -happening this weekend. The Satur-
day and Sunday festival takes place along and around
historic Bridge Street, in the heart of Bradenton Beach.
Events include a juried art show, art and craft exhib-
its, community booths, and lots of food and entertainment
Studio 121, a Bridge Street consortium of artists, will
present an outdoor themed art exhibit entitled "Project
Loeece on Obesity."
The Miss Cortez Fleet will provide a shuttle between
Coquina Bayfront Park and the Bridgetender Inn. The
round-trip fee is $2.50 for adults and $1 for kids.
Saturday's daytime entertainment schedule includes
a jam session at Key West Willy's and the Anna Maria
Island String Band will be roving and playing on the
street. In the evening, there's an 8 p.m. street dance with
music by Connie and Dave.
On Sunday, Corbins's Cloggers will perform fol-
lowed by the Island Baptist Church Vocals and Orches-
tra String Ensemble. A live concert featuring Drive South
takes place on center stage at 2:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the Bradenton Beach Festival, the
Tingley Library will be open for preview on both festival
days, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the
new library but no checking out books for a couple of
weeks. A used book sale on Saturday and Sunday in the new
conference room includes editions from the old library.
In Holmes Beach, the lounge at Pete Reynard's is
open and the parking lot is packed full of cars almost ev-
FINE MEXICAN CUISINE
Brunch Lunch Dinner
ery night. The community seems happy about the "Re-
Pete" performance. Spanky, the manager, says the restau-
rant will open this week or next. Meanwhile, there's en-
tertainment withrSons of the Beach and Chuck Senrick at
the piano bar.
Ches's Pasta Plus (their stromboli is great) has
evening entertainment by Glen Bauer Wednesday through
Saturday during the dinner hour. Bauer (from Sarasota)
plays old standards, soft jazz and quiet dinner music.
You might want to drop by the open house at Island
Gallery West on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. for wine and
hors d'oeuvres. The independent cooperative gallery art-
ists have all contributed art for raffle prizes to be given
away throughout evening.
In Anna Maria, the Chapel Players are busy re-
hearsing for the Feb. 18 opening of You Can't Take it With
You. It's a big cast and a funny play directed by one of our
finest local directors, Dorothy McChesney. The perfor-
mances are at Roser Chapel and tickets are $6 for adults
and $3 for students.
Ato's Restaurant, formerly Candy Cain's, is open
for breakfast. Not your usual bacon and eggs, however.
Owners Edgar and Ato Kelly are serving a Polynesian
breakfast from 7 a.m. 'til 1 or 2 p.m. every day, depend-
ing on demand.
The Kellys plan to begin serving lunch soon, and
sometime :in the future they will stay open for dinner. If
you're curious what Polynesians eat for breakfast, let me
clue you in. There's Mahi-Mahi,'.fried rice, Hawaiian
sweetbreads, fried bananas, and banana pancakes with
coconut syrup. You might be surprised to be entertained
by Hula dancers, too. -
On Longboat Key, Poco Loco's Fine Mexican Cui-
sine celebrated their first anniversary last Sunday. Own-
ers and chefs Estela and Javier Curiel were happy with the
large crowds that showed up to try free samples of their
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Entertainment 6 Nights
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Rich Kendall Feb. 15 & 16
Special Valentine Menu
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I would love it if
you could "wrangle"
the recipe out of the
chef at Tia Lena's
on Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach for their fantastic garlic soup.
It's certainly worth climbing up the stairs.
Lynn Carney, Cortez
'Roasted Garlic Soup'
Tia Lena's Sous Chef Michael Bates provided this
recipe for Ms. Carney and the rest of The Islander By-
Six to eight servings
1/2 cup pureed garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup bread crumbs (preferable unseasoned Cuban bread)
2 qts. chicken stock or boullion
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 cup brandy
Saute garlic in olive oil until golden, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add bread crumbs. Return to heat
and stir constantly until golden brown. Add sherry and
brandy and mix well. Add stock, stir to bring to a boil.
1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground oregano
1/2 tsp, cumin
1 tsp. white pepper
Beat in 2 large eggs. Place into serving bowl and
serve topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese.
by Tomara Kafka, Islander Reporter
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B PAGE 18 M FEBRUARY 10, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 29, burglary, 800 block of South Bay Boule-
vard. Subject unknown entered the garage and removed
items from a tool box.
Jan. 29, larceny, various locations. Twenty-four
campaign signs and stakes belonging to candidate Chuck
Shumard were removed by a person unknown.
Jan. 30, theft and criminal mischief, various loca-
tions. One campaign sign belonging to candidate Doug
Wolfe was removed and four were damaged and left on
the ground by a person unknown.
Jan. 31, criminal mischief, 200 block of Gladiolus.
A person unknown damaged the driveway.
Feb. 1, theft and criminal mischief, various locations.
Campaign signs belonging to candidate Leon Kramer were
damaged and removed by a person unknown.
Jan. 28, stolen automobile and burglary, 1400 block
of Gulf Drive South. A person unknown entered the resi-
dence through the kitchen window and removed a stereo,
CD player and microwave oven and a 1978 Cadillac out-
side the residence.
Jan. 28, stolen vehicle recovery, 67th Street West
and 1st Avenue West, Bradenton. The Cadillac in the
above incident was recovered.
Jan. 28, criminal mischief, 2650 block of Gulf Dr.
S., Coquina Beach concession stand. A person unknown
used an unknown object to break a round, concrete patio
table valued at $250.
Jan.29, theft of bicycle, 200 block Gulf Drive North.
Jan. 31, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams,
possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug para-
phernalia with drug, 2800 block of Gulf Drive North.
While on patrol, the officer observed Christopher B.
Lynch, 20, of Bradenton, driving without headlights. After
pulling the vehicle over and asking for identification, the
officer noticed a pack of rolling papers and a partial mari-
juana cigarette between the seats. He ordered Lynch and
his passenger, Brian S. Clowes, 21,.of Bradenton, out of
the vehicle. A search revealed a film canister filled with
marijuana, two packs of rolling papers and several partial
marijuana cigarettes. The pair was placed in custody.
Jan. 31, criminal mischief, 1906 Gulf Dr. N., Co-
quina Beach Club. A person unknown scratched the paint
on a vehicle. The deep scratches ran the length of the ve-
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hicle and onto the roof.
Feb. 3, DUI, 100 block of 26th Street North. The
officer was dispatched to a possible drunk driver and ob-
served a vehicle that matched the description traveling
north in the 2400 block of Gulf Drive. The officer ob-
served the driver, Terry Westfall, 46, of Bradenton Beach,
cross the center line and almost strike another vehicle,
return to the lane, then drift off the side of the road almost
striking a telephone pole. While in the process of stopping
the vehicle, the vehicle came across the center line and
almost struck the officer's vehicle. Westfall failed perfor-
mance tests and was placed in custody.
Feb. 3, grand theft auto, 200 block of Gulf Drive North.
A person unknown removed the victim's vehicle from his
residence. A friend called the victim and said she saw his
vehicle in a ditch in the 11900 block of Cortez Road. The
victim went to that location and claimed his vehicle.
Jan. 28, found bicycle, 300 block of Clark Drive.
Jan. 29, suspicious person, 3232 East Bay Dr., Sub-
way. An employee of Subway reported that a very intoxi-
cated man was annoying customers and was told to leave.
The man remained outside the shop and was bothering
passersby. The officer called a cab after finding the sub-
ject outside the shop seeking a ride home.
Jan. 30, drunk, 3007 Gulf Dr., Anchor Inn. The of-
ficer observed a disturbance outside the bar involving the
subject who appeared very intoxicated and was disorderly
and screaming profanities. The subject gave the officer
false information as to his name and date of birth and had
to be forcibly placed in the patrol car. After arriving at the
jail, the subject became threatening and had to be wrestled
to the floor and handcuffed, said the report.
Jan. 30, petty larceny of a bicycle, 3200 block of
Jan. 30, loose dog, 5400 block of Holmes Boulevard.
Jan. 30, loose dog, 5600 block of Guava.
Jan. 30, spouse battery, 3000 block of Avenue E.
Two subjects were involved in a violent domestic dispute
and battered each other. Both were placed in custody.
Jan. 30, petty larceny of a mailbox, 6400 block of
Holmes Boulevard. The mailbox was located down the
street the next day.
Jan. 30, petty larceny of a mailbox, 500 block of
Jan. 30, petty larceny of a mailbox, 500 block of
Feb. 3, service, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. The officer
Holmes Beach Detective Nancy Rogers warned
business owners, residents and visitors to be on the
lookout for counterfeit $50 and $20 bills being passed
in Holmes Beach..
Rogers said a white female entered Eckerd's
Drug Store at 5313 Gulf Dr. in Holmes Beach last
Thursday and attempted to purchase $9 worth of mer-
chandise with a counterfeit $50 bill. The suspect is
described as 5 foot 3 inches tall, 110 pounds and hav-
ing long, red hair and a Canadian accent She left the
parking lot in a 1980-1982, burgundy Oldsmobile.
Rogers said five counterfeit $50 bills have been
received by First Union in Holmes Beach from vari-
ous Island businesses in the last two weeks. She said
the bills appear real but feel slick.
Two juveniles arrested
Holmes Beach Detective Nancy Rogers announced
Friday that two 17-year-old juveniles were arrested and
charged with a series of burglaries in Holmes Beach.
Two burglaries occurred on White Avenue and-one
on 67th Street. In another burglary in Anna Maria, the pair
is charged with taking an automobile with New Jersey
plates and replacing them with Florida plates from a
Homes Beach automobile. The pair then drove to Califor-
nia and replaced the Florida plates with California plates.
According to the police, the manager of the motel
where the pair was staying thought they acted suspiciously
and checked their room. In the room, he found what turned
out to be stolen property from the Island burglaries.
assisted the complainant who was locked out of his car.
Feb. 3, petty larceny of three real estate signs, vari-
Feb. 3, vandalism, 3800 block of East Bay Drive.
Paint was scratched on a vehicle.
Feb. 3, petty larceny, 6300 block of Flotilla Drive.
A hood emblem was removed from a Cadillac.
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Summary of fire calls
Incident/Calls Dollar Loss Property value
Structure fires -0
Brush fires 0
Vehicle fires 1 $10 $40,000
Miscellaneous fire calls 1
Investigations/good intent- 10
False calls 0
Fire alarm/alarm calls 8
Power line calls- 1
Emergency medical calls 48
Rescue calls 1
Service calls 0
Motor vehicle accidents 6
Hazardous material calls 2
Mutual aid calls 2
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Additions & alterations: $109,308.
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New construction: none issued
Additions & alterations: $37,094.
Business Occupational Licenses:
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anticipated size of the parade, applications for parade
entries are due by March 1.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Coquina Beach
and continue through the three island cities to Bayfront
Park. The parade will be followed by an old fashioned
family picnic in the park.
The parade is part of a host of activities planned for the
three-day centennial celebration to be held May 20-22 in the
three Island cities. Other activities include a street dance, beard
and costume contests, boats rides, Little League exhibition
games, an Island restaurant taste fair with entertainment, a
sportsarama and an arts and crafts fair,
Parade applications including trailer rental, sign and
design information are available from Will Stokes, parade
AM PAGE 20 I FEBRUARY 10, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Matthiessen speaks unpopular truths
By Bob Ardren
Carrying on their proud tradition of seldom marching
in the mainstream, New College down in Sarasota invited
in National Book Award-winning author and naturalist
Peter Matthiessen February 4 for a lecture to students and
Clearly shocking a few audience members, but de-
lighting members of Organized Fishermen of Florida in
attendance, the author of "Killing Mister Watson," "Snow
Leopard" and many other books spoke to the plight of
commercial fishermen, which is far more than a local is-
sue and so pervasive it makes me a little ashamed of still
being a so-called sports fisherman.
"Reduction in the fish stocks here in Florida has very
little to do with small-scale commercial fishing such as
you have here, but rather with pollution of spawning
grounds, shoreline hardening, habitat destruction and a
general degrading of the environment," soft-spoken, smil-
ing, but clearly intense Matthiessen said.
He accused local outdoor writers naming Jerry Hill
of the Bradenton Herald by name of "pure propaganda,
acting as though the sarcasm they write directed at commer-
cial fishermen is some sort of a real argument It's nonsense.
"It honestly baffles me how these paid propagandists
can call themselves sportsmen," he added.
"All the so-called sports fishermen knows that there
aren't many fish around, so they're looking for someone
to blame." And the supreme irony, he said, was "they
don't know or care about Cortez and our heritage -
they're busy trying to pass a net ban that will only benefit
the people responsible for the problem in the first place -
developers, tourism promoters and the like."
In his native New York state, Matthiessen said com-
mercial fishermen "are almost gone," the victims of both
"green fundamentalists" and "real estate values of water-
front commercial fishing facilities that have gone way,
way up with resulting taxes, forcing out the working
people, and of course, their children.
"Our world will be a lessened place when we lose the
grit, traditions and independence of the people we call
'commercial fishermen,'" Matthiessen continued, adding
that places like Cortez "stand against the biggest interests
in the state. Itis also one of the last non-plastic places left
Turning to what he called "green fundamentalists,"
Matthiessen said that like the "so-called sports fishermen,"
they are also simply being used by others such as Green
Peace and other groups like the Sea Shepherds who be-
lieve that any means justifies their ends.
"The truth is these groups have become top-heavy
with management. They are now big organizations and
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someone has to pay the bills, so again, it all comes back
to money. They've milked the killing of baby seals on the
open ice as long as they can, and now commercial fish-
ermen are the last big target left for these groups."
Matthiessen said he developed a love for the tradi-
tions and values of commercial fishermen in the early
1950s when he worked aboard boats early in his writing
career. He made his first trip to Southwest Florida "when
I was eight years old. I like Florida, especially this part of
the state, and I've been running around here all my life."
He said his father pointed out the house of E.J.
Watson at Chatham Bend in the Ten Thousands Islands
one day as the two of them were bringing a boat up the
west coast of Florida. His father told him the sketchy leg-
end a story he always remembered and it resulted
in his most recent novel, "Killing Mister Watson," pub-
lished in 1990.
Matthiessen is presently working on a sequel to that
book "and a book on cranes, and since there are just
15 species, I think I have time left to finish it."
A reception in his honor, hosted by the Florida Insti-
tute for Saltwater Heritage, followed the talk at the Sainer
Music and Arts Pavilion:
Matthiessen spentThursday morning touring the historic
fishing village of Cortez. There, he mingled with local fish-
ermen, rode around the harbor and had quiet talks with sev-
eral of the oldest local residents as he "tries to better under-
stand the history and heritage of southwest Florida."
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The Anna Maria Island Little League is holding its
annual sale for advertising signs at the baseball stadium
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The 2- by
4-foot signs, advertising local businesses and organiza-
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around the playing field.
Sign space is available until June for $100. Businesses
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Redfish revolution in backwaters; amberjack offshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead are peaking this week, so if you haven't
caught your limit of those striped rascals yet, now's your
chance. Offshore, amberjack still seem to be coming on
strong. As for the catch of the week: look for flounder in
the backwater, and bluefish in the passes.
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said fishing action has
finally started to pick up. His charters are bringing in big
catches of 6- to 7-pound sheepies, but Capt. Zack warns
that the sheepshead catches are starting to peak. Redfish
are around the canals and docks, but should start to move
onto the flats when the water temperature nudges up a few
more degrees. Trout of 14- to 24-inches in length are re-
ally starting to show up on the end of fishermen's lines.
Capt Zack offers a tip as well: there are a few mackerel
moving through the Gulf waters.
Karen at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers there have
been catching a lot of flounder, drum, sheepshead and a
few skates in the past few days. There have also been a lot
of redfish spotted moving under the pier.
Capt Todd Romine with the Oscar H said his char-
ters have been catching lots of mangrove snapper, sheep-
shead, and they've been able to "limit" on redfish on ev-
have been catching alot of sheepshead, as well as a few reds.
Arkee at the Bradenton Beach Pier said fishermen
at the pier have been loading up on all kinds of different
varieties of trout, with sea trout and those tasty sugar trout
being especially plentiful. A whopper of a whiting 16
1/2 inches long was landed Saturday, he added.
Capt Dave Pinkham with the Miss Neva-Miss said
charters on his half-day trips have been picking up, 'with
good catches of sheepshead, porgies, mangrove snapper,
sea bass and small gag grouper. The day-long trips are
bringing back good catches of amberjack up to50-pounds
in size, plus black and red grouper weighing in at 20-
pounds, and plenty of mangrove and lane snapper, plus
Ruth at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 130-head of Key West grunts, por-
gies and sea bass. The six-hour trip is averaging 180-head
of rudder fish, grunts, porgies, sea bass and sand perch.
The nine-hour trip averaged 25-head of red grouper, man-
grove snapper and porgies.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said night fishing at the
last full moon produced a bunch of snapper. He said the
sheepshead season is peaking, with a mess of the convict
Gag grouper galore
Dick Bloomerstock and Phil Bowers were able to land some big gag grouper while fishing recently with Capt. Phil
fish being found around bridges and docks. Offshore, look
for good-sized amberjack in the 105-foot depth range.
Capt. Mitch on the Fish Hoek said mangrove snap-
per, sheepshead and some small trout were to be had
around north Sarasota Bay.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are plenty
of sheepshead at the bridges and piers. Offshore, he sug-
gested you try to catch one of the 70-pound amberjack
cruising the deep waters..
On my boat Magic, we've spent the last week off-
shore, landing some 40-pound amberjack, black grouper,
mangrove snapper and yellowtail.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been able to get a few
reds and a mess' of sheepshead in the last few days. He
suggests that if the weather holds as it has earlier this
week, fishing action should really heat up.
Capt. Phil Shields on the Reef Reacher said that
amberjack, red grouper, mangrove snapper and yellow tail
were all the best bets by his vessel's charters.
Good luck and good fishing.
Local businessman Frank Davis has been appointed
to a second term on the Manatee Chamber of Commerce
board of directors. Steve Dye, attorney for the city of
Holmes Beach, is also a member of this year's board.
Davis owns the Harrington House bed-and-breakfast
on Manatee board
inn and is a real estate agent. Dye is with Scott and Dye,
a Bradenton law firm.
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce represents the
cities of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach,
Longboat Key, Bradenton and Palmetto.
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Tue2/15 2:34 1.3ft 7:49 0.4ft 2:38 1.8ft 9:06 0.2ft Brokerage
Wed2/16 3:30 1.1ft 8:10 0.6ft 3:13 1.8ft 10:12 0.1ff BOAT RENTAL
* Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.
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Canal Front Homes
* Key Royale $238,900 Flamingo Cay $158,900
Perico Bay Club
Grand Cayman Model
Villa 2Bd / Den / 2Ba / 2Car Garage
Townhouse 2Bd / 2Ba $123,000
501 Manatee Ave. W. Holmes Beach
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Beautiful Bayou Condominium
This lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fully furnished
apartment comes complete with boat dock
and tranquil water views. Amenities include
new central air and heat, freshly painted in-
terior, new beige carpeting, washer, dryer
and new window screens and water heater.
Preferred downstairs unit. Immaculate in ev-
ery way! Only $92,000.
50 Christine T. Shaw...778-2847 Marcella Coett...778-919 Nancy Gulford...778-2158 ONE YEAR
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TAN NA MARIA ISLAN D
BEST BUY IN KEY ROYALE!
Canal on 2 sides, room for a pool and/or additions. Open
floor plan, 2BR/2B. New seawall in '92, large yard.
$189,000. Jean Sears, 778-5045.
ISLAND HOME REDUCED! Walk to beach from this
elevated 2BR/2B home in prime Holmes Beach location. Ga-
rage, whirlpool tub, stone fireplace and more. Now only
$145,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
LARGE LOT IN HOLMES BEACH Good area to build
your dream home! 8415 sq ft and only 3 blocks to best beach.
$67,500. Terry Robertson, 795-2676.
CONDO ON DEEP WATER CANAL Comer unit with
water & pool views, 2 screened lanais, turnkey furnished,
2BR/2B. 26' Beach cat included in price. $167,500. Jean
Sears 778-5045, Wendy Foldes 755-0826.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2B unit features garage, screened
porch, gated community, pool, tennis and a beautiful turnkey
furniture package. $114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
SAnna Maria Island Centre 813-778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive /IHolmes Beach, FL 34217
WONDERFUL GULF VIEW! $140,000
Have fun in the sun and enjoy the beach lifestyle! 2BR/
1 BA, family room, oversized 1 car garage. Fresh Paint,
tile floors, newer appliances. Room for a 3rd bedroom
and 2nd bath. Call Yvonne Higgins at Island Real Estate,
778-6066 or after hours at 795-0105.
Michigan ... full-time REALTOR ... member of the Manatee County
Board of Realtors and Island Co-Listing Service ... music enthu-
siast ... guitarist and Professionally an Island Property Specialist
Frank, along with the entire SMITH team, wants to serve you bet-
ter than anyone on the Island. If what you need has anything to do with selling, buying, renting or
managing real estate, Call Frank, 778-2262 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
S Drive by and take a look at ...
.* Cute Beach Cottage- 301 23rd St.
Luxury Key Royale lot Ivanhoe Lane
209 Coconut, Anna Maria Beach House
_~_When you demand excellence in
REAL ESTATE SERVICE ...
Great Duplex, Great investment 208 Pea- -402 & 404 Magnolia. 1930s cottage with Another one sold!
cock, Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA each side of extra 50x145' buildable lot. Check out the REACH RICHARD AT
upgraded duplex. Close to wide beach. Good details by "Reaching Richard." 778-6066. 77 8-6066
rental history. $135,000
C LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive *P 0 Box 717 -Anna Maria; FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307 FAX# 778-7035
S "Be My Valentine'"
LIST YOUR PROPERTY
WITH THE BEST
Over 6 Million Dollars In
Total Sales In 1993.
Since January 1st, 1994 ...
SOLD .................... 520 SPRING AVE., ANNA MARIA
SOLD ............................7204 PALM DR., HOLMES BEACH
CONTRACT PENDING ......... 5400 CONDO #3, HOLMES BEACH
CONTRACT PENDING ......... BAYOU CONDO #5A, ANNA MARIA
CONTRACT PENDING ......... 243 S. HARBOR DR., HOLMES
CONTRACT PENDING ......... 524 BAYVIEW PLACE, ANNA MARIA
CONTRACT PENDING ......... 501 MAGNOLIA AVE., ANNA MARIA
CONTRACT PENDING ....... 825 NORTH SHORE, BEAN POINT,
LOT #31, ANNA MARIA
CONTRACT PENDING ......... 2814 2816 AVE C, HOLMES-
CONTRACT PENDING ......... 201 SHERWOOD, WILDEWOOD
Broker:. Nancy Ungvarsky. Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost,
Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler, Pat Jackson,
Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte, and Kay Kay Hardy
WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30PM SATURDAYS 9A.M. to N00N -M
Retail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
See news happen? ... call 778-7978.
The Islander wants to know!
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HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE gated en-
trance way, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, eat-in kitchen,
formal dining room, garage. Located on natu-
ral canal. To see, call Robert St. Jean, 778-
6467. #53686 ... $159,900.
CORTEZ VILLAS CONDO! Preferred location,
close to pool, clubhouse & 43rd Street en-
trance. Newer carpeting & window treatment. 2
or 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Call Sally Schrader,
792-3176 anytime. #51626 ... $49,900.
SUNNY SHORES Trailer Park perfect for the
season and priced right to fit your needs. Ma-
rina privileges. Furnished. 1 bedroom, 1 bath.
Newer carpet & drapes. Ask for Sally Schrader,
792-3176. #53161 ... $29,500.
LOOKING FOR A GREAT bargain & dock space
for 30' boat? 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Needs some TLC.
Fantastic view on canal. Call Robert St. Jean, 778-
6467. #54844 ... $76,900.
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
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this great h
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Call Dave IV
dock with de
)NTI Magnificent views from all rooms of DIRECT GULFFRONT Turnkey 1 BR/1.5BA fur-
house. Popular rental. Expansive, sandy nished apartment in popular Sunset Terrace Condo-
II directions. Priced at $299,000. Owner minium. Experience the best of Gulffront living for ohly
all Stan Williams for details. $128,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
lENT GULF VIEWS and excellent design FIRST CLASS COMPLEX 2BR-2BA fully fumished,
loor plan for a DNR, approved/permitted: second floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club-
home just a few steps from the beach. house, sauna and on site management. Deeded
d have final selections. Priced at $238,500. beach access and excellent rental program. Priced
4oynihan for further details, at $98,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
EACH WATERFRONT Spacious 3BR- BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED Elevated 2BR -
ont residence, beautifully renovated with 2BA canalfront home with specimen plants and great
filings, new modern kitchen with top end deck area adjacent to large dock and davits. Bay view
Lovely new pool and 30 foot concrete from the living room with cathedral ceiling. Skylights, Ital-
ep water. Offered at $259,500. Call Dave ian tile floors, central alarm system and an automatic
>r details. sprinkler system. Priced at $199,800. Call Tom Eatman.
STOP IN FOR 1994 RENTAL BROCHURES AND CALENDARS.
5340-1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
- ofAnna Maria, Inc.
4420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
CONDOS FOR SALE! ISLAND PARADISE luxury
Gulffront! 3/2 $279,000 to $289,000. GULF BEACH PLACE
2/2 -$179,000. GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE 2/2.5 $129,000.
* SHELL POINT 2/2 $112,500. Also, Duplexes & Homes
from $79,900. CALL DEBBIE THRASHER, 778-2259
*We ARE the Since
Island.' .AI A RR nJ 1957
2 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car garage. Heavy duty boat
davits. Seawall and dock, fireplace, central vacuum. Renova-
tions done ready for offer. Asking $100,000, $17,00,
$17,1000, $19;3,30. $165,000.
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LET US SHOW YOU THIS PRETTY HOME
that has two bedrooms, two baths a family .room,
screened pool & lanai, and is just a short walk to
Anna Maria's beautiful Gulf beach. $159,900. Please
call for an appointment.
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.
Ocean ParkTerrace Condo- 3BR/2BA fully furnished.
Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun Deck
overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway &
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
or Janis Van Steenburgh 778-4796
WHAT A BUYI
407 S. BAY BLVD. ANNA MARIA
Walk to the Bay and the City Pier. This 2 bedroom house has
a view of the Bay from the living room. This charming home
is located in an area of superior properties. A real buy at
$138,000. Call Rosemary Schulte eves. at 794-6615.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Dive- P 0 Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE-2 BR/2BA, all
the amenities, elevator and turnkey furnished.
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301 22nd StN
203 22nd St
304 60th St
5400 Gulf Dr
5414 Gulf Dr-condo
700 Gulf Dr
17 Gulf Place
211 N Harbor Dr
258 S Harbor Dr
3208 6th Av
316 Westbay P&M
6700 Gulf Dr
1 A Gulf Place
2 story duplex
. MLs E
Perico Bay Club
626 Estuary Dr.
Spacious 3BR/2BA end unit with screened
porch, water view, close to beach.
Pool, Tennis, Clubhouse
PREVIEW: Two hours prior to Auction
TERMS: $5,000 deposit. Balance in 45 days
10% Buyer's Premium
WHEN IN PARADISE SEE... [3
5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Pick Your Heart's Delight Gulf to Bay complex with
pool and covered parking. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1200
square feet is a turnkey furnished condo. Enjoy relaxing
by the pool or walking along new beach only steps away.
Starting at $92,500. Call Lynn Hostetler. 778-4800.
Luxurious Spanish Style Villa Unique design 3 bed-
room, 3 bath Mexican tile and carpet, custom wood moldings,
large spiral staircase to private rooftop terrace with expansive
views of the Gulf. Top of the line appliances. Fireplace on 1st
and 2nd levels. $299,500. Lynn Hostetler. 778-4800.
Affordable Island Condo This 2 bedroom, 1 bath
condo has a view of the new beach and is turnkey fur-
nished. $60 per month maintenance fee and an asking
price of only $59,000. Lynn Hostetler. 778-4800
Bayfront Unit with a Great View This turnkey fur-
nished unit has one of the best scenic views available.
Watch the birds and the boats as you enjoy the quiet set-
ting in this small complex (12 units). 2 bedroom, 2 bath
only $93,500. Dennis McClung. 7784800.
Picture Perfect 3 bedroom, 2 bath canal home at prime
Anna Maria location. Near the beach. Home features fruit
trees, hot tub, boat lift and much more. MUST SEE!
$229,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
ISLAND BAYFRONT Panoramic views from the 4BR-
2.5BA Bayfront residence with Bay and deep water ca-
nal frontage. Natural cedar construction with cathedral
ceilings throughout. Tropical setting with pool, gazebo
and lush landscaping. Short walk to Gulf beaches. Of-
fered at $379,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
778-2246 Office or 778-7976 Evenings
Serving Anna Maria Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. Gulf view from five
rooms, garage, glass lighted bar in private
fenced area by heated pool. Lots of wonderful
added decor features; white tile, kitchen cabinets
and counter tops. $.158;9 $149,900. Call
Rose, 778-2261. Toll-free 1-800-422-6325.
GRI, LTG, RRC
_ MLS E
NEW LISTING: Very spacious custom built two bed-
room plus two bath waterfront home with approx.
1800 sq ft living area. Deep water canal with view of
Bay. Fireplace in den/3rd bedroom, enclosed porch,
patio. Potential unlimited. $225,000. Call frank
Migliore, 778-2662 eves.
NEW LISTING: Enjoy soft tropical breezes and
peaceful sunsets in this beautiful two bedroom, two
bath beach villa. Lots of storage and close to boat
launching. Move-in condition. All appliances included.
New custom made privacy fence. Home warranty.
$125,000. Call Frank Migliore, 778-2662 eves.
REDUCED $10,000: Key Royale's finest. To see is
to fall in love. Views of Manatee bridge from this
two bedroom, two bath refurbished waterfront
home. The 2300 sq feet of living area, heated
caged pool, boat dock and electric boat lift make
this truly entertaining home. Priced at $395,000.
For more information or personal tour call Debbie
Walther, 778-0777 or 794-6295 eves.
ENJOY A CAREFREE LIFESTYLE: in this three
bedroom, two bath home with a caged pool and
deep water canal. Other amenities include boat
dock, sprinkler system, 70% stone lawn, fruit trees,
double garage. Room for expansion. Now reduced
to $225,000. Please call Carol Williams, 778-0777,
778-1718 after hours.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS
REALTY iNc. Real Estate
SISLAND LOT: Build four units across the street
from the beach on this 100' x 100' lot. $99,000.
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PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete professional camera
system NIKON EM body with 50 mm lens, motordrive,
strobe, plus 28 mm and 70-300 zoom lenses, bag, misc.
filters. Complete $450. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A re-
lentless rush! For skating information and sales call 778-
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels... and everything else
in THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL Wash and vacuum every week
all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call mobile
phone # 356-4649.
BE THE BEAUTIFUL woman you know you are. Call
me for a free facial. Left home and forgot some of your
Mary Kay cosmetics. Call me. Free delivery. Donna
ITEMS FOR SALE Custom slip-covers, draperies, pil-
lows & cushions. Wide selection of decorator fabrics to
choose from. Call Joann Van Ostenbridge 792-9529.
WANTED OLD ORIENTAL Rugs. All sizes, any condi-
tion. Call Robert Adamsky 383-9211.
BOAT MOTOR Solo 6 HP, outboard engine long
shaft, $250. Gas edgier, $90. 778-7414.
BUNK BEDS $150. Single bed, mattress and box
springs, dresser and mirror $300. Some bedding.
Excellent condition. 778-4043.
FOR SALE Bedroom suite. Queen bed, nine drawer
dresser with mirror, two drawer night stand. $350. 778-
ITEMS FOR SALE Whirlpool 30" electric range with
ceramic cook top. Almond with black surface and front.
Used less than 2 years. New condition. Cost $739, sell
for $400. Also: GE microwave oven with above range
space save with built in vent. Black. used less than 2
years. New condition. Cost $479, sell $200. Both
Free home delivery? Call The Islander at 778-7978 to
find out if you qualify.
DON'T MISS THIS Gigantic Sale. Sat., Feb. 19.8 am
to 2 pm. Appliances, clothing, bakery, collectibles,
housewares, jewelry and linens. Bar-B-Q Chicken din-
ner. Carryout available Island Chapel 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
BRADENTON BEACH Feb.11. Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center. Comer 23rd St., N. Rummage Sale. 9 am
to 3 pm. Something for everyone.
YARD SALE Refrigerator, furniture, lamps, water
pump, boat davits, lots, misc. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 11 & 12.
9 to 2 or call 778-6537. 110 Temrn St., Anna Maria.
GARAGE-MOVING Sale. Toro lawn mower, garden
and household items. Fri., Feb. 11 and Sat., Feb. 12.
9 am to 3 pm. 680 Compass Rd., Longboat Key, Em-
erald Harbor subdivision 5820 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
MULTIPLE DWELLINGS Shell Pointe Clubhouse,
6300 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach. Many goodies. Sat.,
Feb. 12. 8 am to 1 pm.
CONTINUED ON-THEWEXT PAGE.
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ELEVATED ELEGANCE: Bright and breezy 3BR/
2BA home on sailboat canal, easy access to Bay.
Gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceiling in greatroom,
wraparound decking and 4-car parking. Bring your
boat there's a dock and boat lift, too! All for
$229,000. Please call Judy Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS ,
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
Licenwd Real Estate Broker
3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275
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.
QUALITY HAS ITS PRICE ... AND ITS REWARDS.
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000
Doug Dowling Realty. 778-1222
Smart People Choose...
BRUCE L. SKORUPA
REALTOR "The Shining Star"
When buying or selling...
Properties on the Island,
the Keys and the Mainland
The Floyd Wickman Star
Awards Won and Received
1. TOP LISTER in transactions of the entire class.
2. SHINING STAR AWARD as the most improved
individual in attitude, commitment and skills.
3. "ON TRACK" AWARD for consistent and above
average production accomplished during the course.
Some reasons why you should choose Bruce:
* Experience Personal Caring Attention
* Reputation Professionalism
* Trust Professional Knowledge
* Honorable Exceptional Service
* Honesty Innovative Marketing Tools
* Competence REALTORS Code of Ethics
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* Award Winner Unquestionably Your Best Choice
Call Bruce today for additional credentials or a second
opinion. Team up with "The Shining Star."
When Buying or Selling, Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!I
2217 Gulf Drive
TOUR OF FINE HOMES
Sunday, February 13th
1 -4 PM
697 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach .. $550,000
Gorgeous Bayfront home overlooking Tampa
Bay. Heated pool, new kitchen & appliances.
Your Host, Dick Rowse.
674 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach ..$259,000
4BR/2BA pool home, dining room, morning room,
parlor and more. Your hostess, Carol Williams.
611 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach .. $210,000
2BR/2BA deep water canalfront home. Florida
Room, Lanai, Jacuzzi, boat dock. Your host, Bill
207 W. 71st St., Holmes Beach .........$125,000
2 BR/2BA elevated villa close to beach. Home
Warranty. Your host, Frank Migliore.
504 59th St., Holmes Beach.............. $214,900
Carefully kept, top notch, 3BR/2BA waterfront
home vaulted ceilings dock, 3 walk-in closets. Your
hostess Debbie Walther.
404 Bay Palms Dr., Holmes Beach .... $139,900
To settle estate, 2BR/2BA home with family room,
large screened porch & updated kitchen. Your host-
ess, Carla Price.
2409 Ave C, Bradenton Beach .........$119,000
Elevated duplex with 2BR/2BA each side. Walk to
bay and beach. Your hostess, Marion Ragni.
730 Estuary Dr., Perico Bay Club... $159,900
3BR/2BA unit with gourmet kitchen, glass en-
closed lanai and many enhancing upgrades.
Your hostess Judy Duncan.
880 Audubon Dr., Perico Bay Club ... $115,500
2BR/2BA Kingfisher model with a view of 3 lakes.
Turnkey furnished, model perfect. Your hostess,
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS I
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bCp Commercial Residential Free Estimates
g sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
SLaWn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7 .1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
7 8 AND SATISFACTION
778-2586 MARy RY y_ Eve: 778-6771
WITH THIS AD ONLY- EXP. 2/16/94
't Painting by
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
SWe repair popcorn ceilings
? Serving the Islands Since 1969
f*. ~Licensed and Insured
^ ISLAND CLEANING
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
VACUUM SALES & SERVICE
We carry all makes & models
We take trades
Small Appliance Repair
Same Dependable, Prompt, Quality Service
at a New Location.
5600 Marina Dr Holmes Beach
Mon-Frl 10-4, Sat 9-2 778-4988
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
Take Down and Rehanging
Also Specializing in Oriental Carpets,
Area Rugs and Upholstery
Free Estimates James Husbands
Commercial & Residential 955-7877
4 ,:,_T--1 -. A- f/,! '
Commercial & Residential
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
MOVING Glass & marble dining set, white sectional
sofa, XL twin beds, dressers, sofa bed, desks, files, crib,
porch furniture, entertainment cabinet, lots more. Sat.,
Feb. 12. 9 am to 5 pm. 617 North Point, Key Royale,
ESTATE SALE Entire contents in Frank Kelly's apart-
ment. Fri., Feb. 11 and Sat., Feb. 12. 9 am to 1 pm.
Bayou Condo 5A, Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Do not park
on condo premises.
YOGA now offered in Holmes Beach at the Magic
Closet. Beginning, advanced, senior and yoga-dance
classes. Call 778-3892 for enrollment information.
TO MY SPECIAL furry friends. I will miss you all. Many
thanks for your loyal following and support. I wish you
peace. Jan Grushoff Welch, Island Grooming.
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 CHRYSLER 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.
FIREBIRD CAMARO or Grand Am seats. Front and
rear. Charcoal. Fits '82 to '87. $110 OBO. 778-4084 or
15' 6" RIVIERA Tri hull with open bow. 35 HP Johnson.
Magic tilt trailer. $1200 OBO. 778-6569.
OVER 75 BANK REPO'S All boats at one location.
Marine Liquidators, Inc. 52nd St. and Gulf Dr., Holmes
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
VOLUNTEERS NOW ACCEPTED for the new Tingley
Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach. Part-time or full-
time. 778-9413 or 778-6247.
MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Part-time for front
office. Insurance claims experience. Computer knowl-
edge helpful. Send resume to: Island Podiatry, P.O. Box
2234, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. We need you!
Call Martha Stewart, 778-4362 or Carolyne Norwood, 778-
1514 if you can give a few hours of community service.
WANTED: Babysitter. Our home. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9
am to 5 pm. References required. 778-1237.
WANTED: DAY wait staff and line cook. Rotten Ralph's
902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
PEACHES DELI Part time. 778-7386.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light clean-
ing, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help, organiz-
ing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island! (20% dis-
count to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and home
repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience, local ref-
erences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing includes
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 estimates
call voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
THE ISLANDER It's the best news in town!
CHEERFUL, REFINED mature companion for home
care, driving, shopping, errands, appointments and light
cooking. Dependable Island resident 778-0601.
MARY KAY COSMETICS--Free facials. Free delivery,
Call Donna Jean. 383-3202.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees. including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
TAX PREPARATION and small business accounting.
25 years experience. Certified. Your neighborhood rep-
resentative in Holmes Beach, Pat Kenney. Kenney Tax
GOLDEN CARPET cleaning specialists. Take advan-
tage of our 25% special Spring prices and save. Living
room, dining and hall, $34.95. Sofa, love seat and chair,
$45. Full house up to 900 sq. ft., $74. Free estimates.
HOUSE/CONDO CLEANING Experienced profes-
sional couple with impeccable local references and cli-
ents. Call Sharon 778-3989.
DANA DOES IT ALL: House cleaning, shopping, laun-
dry, cooking, driving & so on & so on & so on. Excel-
lent references. 15 year Island resident. Call Dana 778-
1201 after 6 pm.
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (Admn. & RN) 54
& 51. Relocating to Island area. Desire positions pro-
viding in-home assisted living or small group care. Posi-
tive, sensitive, energetic. Contact us evenings at our
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 Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island resi-
dent references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 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.
HOME REPAIR Seniors discount. Special rate for
mobile homes. 24 hour service. Island resident for 22
years. Call Pete 778-2812.
ISLAND PAINTER 27 years experience. Fast, near,
reasonable. Call Big Jim 778-5587.
ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
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
Apr. 94 at $625 per week. Call Pat eves. 813-778-7976.
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.
GULFFRONT Beautiful 3/2. Best on beach. Valentine
special thru Feb. $600 week. 778-3171.
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SEASONAL Gulffront/canal homes and condos.
Weekly and monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna Maria
Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
QUIET 1/1 fumished. 1.5 blocks to beach. Cable TV
and microwave. Available beginning March 16. Wk/Snt
An. No pets/children. 778-9413.
FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
Three houses from Gulf. Completely furnished. Cen-
tral A/C & heat. Florida room. Yearly fumished $1000
month plus utilities. Seasonal $1520 month plus tax
and utilities. Call Betty Cole 813-778-2422.
BRADENTON BEACH Large 1BR home furnished. 1/
.2 block to gulf beach/city pier. 114 3rd St., S. 778-2896.
Bayfront w/gorgeous view of Gulf & Bay plus boat dock.
2/2 with bonus loft and 2 decks. Small pet OK. Excel-
lent location. Must see. Neal & Neal Rentals 813-778-
9477 or 800-422-6325.
BRADENTON BEACH waterfront duplex. 2/1, w/d
hookups, davits, view of Intracoastal, walk to beach,
carport and central A/C. Annual $700 month. 1st/last/
FOR RENT former space of Isfaider Bystander in Is-,.
land Shopping Center. Approx. 300 sq. ft..Next to
Holmes Beach Laundromat. $350 month. 778-6772 or
COTTAGES ON the beach in Anna Maria City. Wk/.
FOR RENT Art studio. 2 rooms. 10' X 10' with connect-
ing door and outside entrance. Located in'Art League
building. $180 month includes utilities. 778-4457.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share. 2/2, pool, cable.'bal-
conies and laundry. 778-6074.
ANINA MARIA 2/2, turnkey 1/2 block to beach/pier.:
Cable TV, central A/C, W/D, Florida room. Comfort-
able, reasonable, negotiable. 778-2934.
MARCH SEASONAL Modem 2/2 home. W/D, Jacuzzi,
decks, views. 778-4010.
SIMPLY CHARMING Newly renovated 3/2 ground
level cottage in north Anna Maria. Taking reservations
for Jan. thru Apr. 1995. Drive by 806 Jacaranda, then
WOMAN WANTED to rent large bedroom irr nice NW
Bradenton home. House privileges. 10 minutes from
island. $300 month includes utilities. References re-
quired. 778-6541 days/794-6553 eves. .
FIND THE HOME of your dreams in The Islander By-
stander. Call 778-7978 to find out if you qualify for FREE
delivery to homes & apartments on Anna Maria Island.
PRIVATE COTTAGE 1/1, across street to beach.Avail-
able March and April. $1000 per month includes all. Will
consider weekly. 778-2832.
GULFFRONT VACATION condo. 1/1, ground floor, end
unit, sleeps 5. Open sundeck, screened lanai, heated
whirlpool and great beach. $495 per week Some week-
ends available at $80 per night. 778-2832.
*1/1 apartment, clean, good location. $400 month.
Charming 2/1 with Gulfview, new paint, kitchen and
Berber carpet. No pets. $650 month.
Gorgeous Bayfront home. 3/2. Spectacular view, Ask-
ing $1200 monthly.
FISHERMAN'S PARADISE 2/2, elevated on bay with
dock. $1650 monthly.
Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.
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.
RARE FIND Walking beach. Gulf. 1/1, enclosed lanai,
elevator and secured building. Covered parking.
Martinique Condo. $129,500. Towne & Shore Realty.
778-2940 or 779-2044.
BRADENTON Large 2/2 villa. Pool, clubhouse. Minutesto
Gulf beaches. Close to shopping, etc. $49,900.794-6293.
GULF OF MEXICO HOME 3+2+2+. Divorce sale. By,
owner. New air, great walking beach, rock fireplace, etc.
619-329-0193. Reduced below appraisal.
LOVELY 4BR/2,5BA, two story brick home. Com-
pletely renovated. Separate studio. 7704 20th Ave.
NW., Bradenton. 795-8169.
OPEN HOUSE 812 South Bay Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Sun.,'Feb. 13. 2 to 4 pm. Come and, see this beautiful
beachfront home in Anna Maria. 3/2 house with one of
the finest walking beaches and gorgeous views. Fam-
ily room, stone fireplace, deck, garage and fruit trees.
$425,00O.~Jeanette Rampone, Michael Sauriders &
HOLMES BEACH LOT Deep water canal, view of
Skyway. Approx. 6600 sq. ft. Excellent seawall. 66' on
water. $149,000. Some financing possible. 778-0019.
WATERFRONT 2/1 in Holmes Beach. Deep water
canal, view of Skyway. Excellent seawall. Dock. Some
financing possible. $149,000. 778-0019.
HOLMES BEACH LOT by owner. Great neighbor-
hood, short walk to beach. 90 X 90. Zoned single fam-
ily. Call collect 412-794-3422;
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