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Net ban rules, other fishery restrictions pending
By Paul Roat changes prior to the net ban taking effect July 1, 1995. measures which do too little," Dr. Robert Marston, a
Florida fisheries managers, smarting at what they member of the MFC and author of a draft report on
all a clear public perception that they have not been Oops maybe we did changes in the commission, said.
going their job right, are proposing sweeping rules to too little too late? "Such attempts have failed uniformly: fishery
better manage fish stocks. Florida Marine Fisheries Commission members stocks have failed to respond and ultimately more strin-
Among proposals is a "big brother" Coast Watch have been charged with promulgating rules to handle gent action is necessary," he continued.
program involving citizens reporting alleged fishery enforcement and penalties for the controversial gill net Marston's review of technical data includes review
Fractions to law enforcement officers, a gear buy- fishing ban. The constitutional amendment banning all of 75 fishery resources. Scientific data exists in suffi-
ack proposal of gill nets by the state, and a fishing gill net fishing in Florida waters was approved by vot- cient quantity and quality for review of only 39 fisher-
cense requirement for wade and shore fishers. ers Nov. 8 by a 3-1 margin. ies, and of that number, 15 are considered stable, seven
Final discussion will take place on the proposals in "Over the years fisheries managers both here and are recovering from an overfished condition, and 17 are
ie coming months after a series of statewide public elsewhere have attempted to mitigate anticipated socio- PLEASE SEE NET BAN, PAGE 2
neanngs, wit a spring i 195 ealune ior any new rue
pass shell ban
By Mark Ratliff
True to his promise, Anna Maria City Commis-
sioner Doug Wolfe reversed his position on a resolu-
tion that seeks to protect live shellfish and voted in
favor of the measure last week.
Wolfe, who had taken what seemed to be an ada-
mant stand against the resolution when Commissioner
Dottie McChesney proposed it at a city meeting Oct.
25, softened on the issue after talking to a city resident
who supported the notion that the state should make it
unlawful to take live seashells from the city's shores.
Wolfe said he would support the resolution if it
ever came before the commission again.
He got his chance last week, and it was Wolfe him-
self who brought up the subject.
"There has been some publicity, some newspaper
coverage about this resolution, and as many people may
be aware, at the last meeting I had some rather positive
attitudes about it in a negative fashion," Wolfe said.
"Since then I've had a number of people say 'We need this
Wolfe then read the resolution which asks Gov.
Lawton Chiles and the Florida Cabinet to enact a spe-
cial law which would prohibit the taking of live sea-
shells within the city.
"Pollution is actually the major killer of our sea
life," said Wolfe, "however there's no reason to attack
it from both sides ... so it is best that we do not take
them." Last month Wolfe had said he would not sup-
port the ban because there was no scientific evidence
that the harvesting of live shellfish even in large
amounts was detrimental to shellfish populations,
particularly starfish and sand dollars.
Wolfe said that even if the law is never called into use,
it's probably a good thing to have on the books just in case.
"At this time I make the motion that the City of
Anna Maria adopt the resolution," Wolfe said, as
McChesney's face registered surprise.
"May I second that, please," chimed in
political forum Monday
Candidates vying for two seats on the
Bradenton Beach City Council will face-off in a
candidate forum Monday, Nov. 28.
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander, the fo-
rum will be held at the Bradenton Beach City Hall,
107 Gulf Drive N. and will begin at 7 p.m.
David Beaton and Walt Grace are running for
the Ward 2 seat. John Kaufmann and Ed Peters are
running for the Ward 4 seat.
The election is Tuesday, Dec. 6. Polls will be
open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the polling location
will be City Hall.
political and economic costs by imposing cons n
McChesney, wasting not even a moment.
The resolution passed unanimously.
A couple of days later the Bradenton Beach City
Council passed a similar resolution, forging unity with
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, which had already
done so. If Gov. Chiles and the cabinet concur, the ban
on the harvesting of live sea shells will follow the ex-
ample set some time ago by Sanibel Island, a tourist
mecca once known for its seemingly unlimited num-
bers of shells. The ban will not prohibit people from
taking dead shells that have washed ashore.
In other business, the commission:
Announced that a city election will be held Feb.
14, 1995, to fill two commission seats. Those posts are
currently held by Commissioners Doug Wolfe and
City Clerk Peggy Nelson said that candidate pack-
ets will be available sometime after Dec 1. Candidates
for city office must file with the clerk between noon
Dec. 13 and noon Dec. 27.
Unanimously approved a new lease for the building
occupied by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
With the lease in hand, the Historical Society may now
begin the interior renovations announced last month.
There will be no changes to the outside of the building.
The lease is for a period of five years, for which the
Society will pay the city rent of $1 a year. The lease
may be renewed for an additional 10 years.
The Society will be responsible for all utilities and
insurance, and the lease prohibits the Society from
making any changes to the building without the permis-
sion of the city.
Most businesses except restaurants will
be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. Most busi-
nesses except government offices will be
open Friday, including The Islander Bystander.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions .................................... ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements .......................................... 10
Stir-it-up ................................... ............. 14
Crossword puzzle........................................ 15
Streetlife ................................... ............. 16
School ..................................... .............. 18
Football contest........................................ ... 19
Anna Maria tides ........................................... 21
Real estate ................................... ........... 22
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Liability may limit Bradenton Beach expansion
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach City Council members may not
extend the city limits into the waters surrounding the
city after all.
Police Chief Jack Maloney, who had remained silent
during previous deliberations, told council members last
week he had concerns about enforcement and liability if
the boundaries of the municipality were extended.
"If you extend the boundaries, you'll have to increase
the budget for police," Maloney said. "I checked with the
Florida League of Cities, and they have said there is a
potential for us to be negligent if we don't enforce the laws
- we need some type of enforcement presence."
Maloney said upwards of $15,000 a year would be
required for a Bradenton Beach Police Boat, plus training,
insurance and overtime for the marine-oriented officers.
Mayor Katie Pierola said that conversations she
had with Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
indicated that he too was concerned about Bradenton
Beach extending the city limits into the Gulf of Mexico
and Anna Maria Sound, citing the possibility of the
city's liability if someone were hurt in the water and
within the city's limits.
Councilman Jim Kissick, the author of the bound-
ary extension proposal, was adamant in his support of
"We have had three work sessions on this, and the
proposal is patterned on what has been done in Panama
City and on Sanibel," he said. "Rich Bohnenberger is not
on the council in this city, we are, and we have a respon-
"I thought this was settled," Kissick continued. "Now,
because we may incur some type of liability, the chief says
we can't do it? We are charged with protecting the pub-
lic health, safety and welfare, and something will have to
be done. People are going to get killed out there."
Council members agreed to postpone a decision
until December to allow more time for citizen com-
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Boundary considerations include extending the city limits a half-mile into the Gulf through the middle of
Longboat Pass, and 100 yards into Anna Maria Sound. Islander Photo courtesy Jack Elka.
ments and research on the issue.
The proposal to extend the boundaries has been
under debate in Bradenton Beach for several months.
It would increase the city limits one-half mile into the
Gulf to the west, to the middle of Longboat Pass to the
south and 300 feet into Anna Maria Sound to the east.
Although the city is a charter municipality and may
adopt and enforce laws, boundary extensions require
approval by the Florida Legislature and governor
through a local bill.
"Our rationale for this request originates from the
increase in popularity and attraction of our community
concurrent with recent beach renourishment," Kissick
explained in a draft letter to the local legislative delega-
"Countless infractions involving personal water-
craft and parasail operations, often bordering on con-
tempt and constituting hazardous, irresponsible opera-
tions within the foregoing areas, have been docu-
mented. Such reckless acts mitigate public pleasure and
clearly endanger those pursuing normal aquatic activi-
ties approved for the site.
"At present the jurisdiction of our law enforcement
terminates at the existing high-water mark. Beyond,
jurisdiction falls to Florida Marine Patrol, an organiza-
tion allegedly having only three officers at any given
time assigned to patrol the entire Tampa Bay area.
"This request is submitted in order that there can
be little dispute regarding the jurisdiction of Bradenton
Beach to effectively regulate water-based and related
businesses, live-aboard craft both transient and perma-
nent, the ever-increasing rental sources of personal
watercraft (jet-skis), concession boats and the general
commercialization of waters surrounding this sanctu-
ary island, all now beyond law-enforcement limits
within our periphery of concern."
Fish managers decide to enact rules impacting all fishers
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
overfished with no recovery plan in place.
Overfished stocks are spotted seatrout, weakfish,
striped mullet, American shad, bluefish, sharks (both
nearshore and offshore), blue marlin, white marlin,
Nassau grouper, jewfish, red snapper, Spanish sardines
(Tampa Bay), red porgie, black seabass, gray trigger-
fish (the last three in the Atlantic Ocean) and bay scal-
So here's what we'll do
MFC members are debating a number of additional
changes to fisheries laws in Florida beyond the public
mandate of the constitutional net ban.
Net ban limitations include:
No gill netting in Florida waters, i.e., within one
mile on the Atlantic coast, three miles on the Gulf
No possession of a gill net in Florida waters.
No fishing with landing nets, dip nets or cast
nets with a radius greater than 12.5 feet.
No fishing with beach or haul seines unless they
are less than 100 feet in length and five feet in depth.
A limited, simple buy-back program for illegal
fishing gear. Review of a similar gill net ban in Texas
in 1988 indicates the lack of a buy-back program there
was one of the biggest mistakes made, officials said,
due to the amount of gear available to be used illegally.
Other limitations and restrictions under consider-
M Fishing license requirements for shore and wade
Consolidation of Florida Marine Patrol and the
Florida Marine Research Institute under the jurisdiction
of the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission.
Establishment of a "Coast Watch" program to
augment FMP enforcement activities, with training
programs and educational efforts targeted at citizens to
help enforce fishery laws.
An independent review of all fishery research and
data, as well as how those data are collected, in order to
determine effectiveness of fishery stock regulations.
Streamlining of the process of regulating fisher-
ies, including rule making.
Review and simplification of existing fishery
By Bob Ardren
Locally, over in historic Cortez, reaction to the
passing of the net ban amendment is muted. Some
fishers appear stunned, others are making plans to
work in other states, and most are just trying to carry
on as best they can.
Karen Bell at the Bell Fish Company says she's
just waiting for the industry to decide on a strategy
for the future.
"We're planning to meet with attorneys and
we'll certainly join with others in an attempt to take
this matter to court," she told The Islander By-
Meanwhile, the last mullet run is just getting
underway at Bells, and early catches appear good.
The stone crab claw harvest is finally picking up
steam with the cooler weather and water, so every-
thing appears normal at the fish house. But of
course, it's possible it will never be the same again
after June 30 when the ban goes into effect.
Lifelong commercial fisher Alcee Taylor hasn't
given up hope.
Micky Watson is with the Florida Marine Patrol.
He returned from meetings with officials in Texas re-
cently, and offered a number of suggestions for how the
gill net ban could be enforced.
First, he suggested the gear buy-back program
would offset the need for some enforcement efforts due
to the removal of the nets from the waters.
In Texas, he said, hundreds of thousands of feet of
gill net were confiscated, and "netters were unrelent-
ing in their efforts to continue to fish."
Enforcement in Florida will be very different from
what was experienced in Texas: Watson said Texas gill
netters numbered 600, while Florida netters number
about 7,000. In an effort to improve marine law en-
forcement, a 35 percent increase in FMP budget has
"I think we're going to win this thing [the legal
suit]. But then I can't believe anything else," he said.
The 71-year-old Taylor said he was at a meet-
ing in Orlando last week for a gathering of commer-
cial fishers to discuss the recent vote. "'Just calm
down,' they told us. 'Don't do anything drastic be-
cause we're laying the legal strategy to challenge
But to people like Taylor and hundreds of other
commercial fishers, the future looks pretty bleak
right now. And it has to hurt deeply to know that
more than two-thirds of Florida voters want them
out of business.
"I just can't believe they knew what they were
voting for," Taylor said. "The truth is, I believe they
still don't understand what they've done to us and
the fishing industry."
Meanwhile, another Cortezian said there seem
to be an unusually large number of "For Sale" signs
in front of the modest homes in the village.
"I can't remember when I've seen so many," she
"We will reach out to every available resource,
including local law enforcement and citizen involve-
ment" to enforce the net ban, Watson said.
Comments on the draft suggestions will be ac-
cepted by the MFC until Nov. 30.
The MFC will meet at Islamorada Dec. 5-7 and
discuss timetables for adopting rules managing gill net
fishing and other activities. It is anticipated that pub-
lic hearings will be held around the state in January,
with the hope of having the rules presented to the gov-
ernor and cabinet for final adoption sometime in
The gill net ban goes into effect July 1, 1995.
... while some fight, some flee
in the Village of Cortez
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I NOVEMBER 24, 1994 E PAGE 3 iM
All Island Denominations seeking
holiday donations for Island's needy
It's that time of year again when families start to
plan their Christmas dinners, looking forward to a
sumptuous afternoon feast after the children have spent
the morning excitedly unwrapping their new toys. For
some Island families, this may be but a dream.
Fortunately, it's a dream that can come true thanks to
the efforts of All Island Denominations (AID), a non-
profit group that pools the resources of most of the Island's
churches to give needy Island families a nicer Christmas.
The "All-Island Christmas" project hopes to help
nearly 30 families this year, according to AID President
"We're asking the community to pitch in with non-
perishable foods," Heatley says. "We could also use
volunteers to help with whatever needs to be done like
answering the phone, sorting groceries, wrapping gifts
Heatley says AID does not want donations of
money, but that toys would be much appreciated. She
says clothing items should not be donated at this time
since specific needs are not yet known.
"We don't know if (the clothing need) is for a boy,
girl, man or woman, the size or anything," Heatley says.
Heatley says applications have already been sent to
prospective recipients of an AID Christmas basket, but
that so far not many people have returned them. She
says this should not be construed in any way to mean
Help find those
All Island Denominations is preparing
Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for Is-
land residents who may not otherwise have food
for the holidays.
If you know individuals or families who
would enjoy receiving a basket, please call Sally
Roberts at 778-2758.
there are no needy families this year, and she urges
these families to return their applications to AID as
soon as possible.
Heatley says AID gets its referrals from various
agencies, but that concerned citizens can also play a
vital role in alerting AID to needs of an individual or
family. She says this is especially true of needy elderly
people who may not ask for help themselves.
"The elderly will not come forward of their own free
will," Heatley says. "They're too proud, so if someone
knows of someone (in need), they should contact either
AID or one of the churches and let us know. I'm sure there
are a lot of people out here who could use a basket of gro-
ceries, but we don't know about them because they won't
tell us. I'm sure there's a need out there if only we could
reach them somehow;"
The AID donation center will be located at 5348 C
Gulf Dr., (next door to LaPensee Plumbing) and will be
available by Dec. 1. Heatley says she expects all deliver-
ies of holiday baskets completed no later than Dec. 17.
For more information concerning either donating
items, volunteering service or receiving an AID Christ-
mas basket, call 778-0048.
Santa's already on Island minds
St. Nicholas dropped in to check out the art at the
recent Heritage Days Festival and the children
dropped by to check out St. Nick. Left to right, the
kids are: Sylvie Mariolan, 4, Jessica Headrick, 8,
and Ashley Allgire, 8. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Thanksgiving service at
All Island Denominations is sponsoring a Thanks-
giving Eve service, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m., at
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
Churches participating are: St Bernard Catholic
Church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Island Baptist
Church, Roser Memorial Community Church, Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation and Harvey Memorial
The program will include congregation participation,
songs, readings, choirs, and a sermon by the local Baptist
minister. The All Island Youth group will also attend.
All Islanders are welcome to attend.
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11/28, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Candidates
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Bradenton Beach City Hall
11/30, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall
11/30, 10 a.m., Island Emergency
Operations Center committee on feasibility
of hiring an emergency manager,
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By Mark Ratliff
Every machine has an "on" button,
and when it comes to the machinery of
Anna Maria City residents' participa-
tion, that button is marked "alley vaca-
tion." That button was firmly pressed
last week when the Anna Maria City
Commission met in a work session.
Although the city's planning and zon-
ing board has reviewed a request for an
alley vacation and recommended the com-
mission approve it, city commissioners
faced a city hall audience that was unusu-
ally large for a work session, and there
was little the commissioners could do but
sit back and listen to citizens vent their
wrath over the possibility of the city ''giv-
ing away" any of land.
The requested vacation is actually
for two alleys that intersect: one running
north and south between Gladiolus and
North Bay Boulevard, a distance of
about 200 feet; the other running east
and west from Jacaranda Road to the
intersection of the other alley, which is
about 229 feet in length.
Homeowners whose properties abut
the alleys say the alleys are not good for
anything in their present state, and they
would like to be given ownership so
they can beautify and maintain them.
The city has an ordinance which permits
the municipality to vacate or relin-
quish claim to an alley, provided cer-
tain criteria are met. The parties seeking
the vacation contend those conditions
have been satisfied.
That may or may not be so, say some
citizens opposed to the request They say
a key element in the alley vacation ordi-
nance is that an alley may not be vacated
if doing so would be detrimental to the
public good. According to vacation de-
tractors, when public land becomes pri-
vate land it is nothing but bad.
"A while back a situation came up
and people expressed their feelings that
they did not want the city to give any
city property away," said Commissioner
Chuck Shumard, referring to a heated
controversy that erupted earlier this year
when Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed
Chiles asked the city vacate an alley
near his establishment. "I don't want to
see us set a precedent"
The commission turned down
Chiles' request, and at last week's meet-
ing there were a number of heads nod-
ding agreement to the suggestion that
allowing the most-recently-requested
vacation would open the door for many
other similar requests.
"If we have a question of whether
the people want it or not, then I think we
should put it to a referendum," Shumard
said. "Let the people vote on it."
"I do have to agree with Commis-
sioner Shumard," said Commissioner
Dottie McChesney. "I don't really un-
derstand why everybody wants that al-
ley, particularly at this point. I don't
know what initiated it, other than the (is-
sue) of the trees that might fall on some-
McChesney's reference was to sev-
eral citizens who have complained that
the city has been derelict in keeping
large Australian pines which grow in
some of the alleys trimmed so they
do not pose a danger. Those residents
say if they had ownership of the alleys
they would take care of the trees them-
selves at their own expense.
According to Commissioner Doug
Wolfe, clearing the trees from all of the
city's alleys where trees pose a problem
would cost about $3 million. With an
annual city budget well under a third of
that amount, the city has decided it will
tackle the trees on a piecemeal basis
over a number of years.
Although vacating an alley would re-
lieve the city of its responsibility to trim or
remove trees, McChesney believes relin-
quishing claim to alleys would, in the long
run, be a costly mistake.
"We need to keep our property so
we can use that land if we have to have
it," McChesney said, noting it could be
called into use for future drainage
projects that may be mandate by the
state, or for bike paths. "Property in
Anna Maria is going sky high, and I
would like to protect our land."
Money might be an issue, but for
most of those expressing opposition to
the vacation it was on the grounds of
principle and fear the principle that
city-owned land benefits the public
more than land in the hands of private
interests, and fear that if this vacation is
granted it will attract the attention of
other people who want to take owner-
ship of city alleys.
"A precedent? Could be," said Joe
White. "What you're saying is that if
residents build on their alleys, let them
have it," White said. "That sets a prece-
dent. Just because you build on it and
violate the law (the city) is going to give
it to you? That's not right."
City Clerk Peggy Nelson said the
question could be put to voters in a ref-
erendum if a majority of the commission
agrees that should be done, or citizens
could petition for a referendum. She es-
timated the cost would be $600-$700.
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P subject of an appli-
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S4 . Inow before the Anna
SS Maria City Commis-
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Alley vacation request
gets AM citizens fired up
i F PEN 7
City attorney to write
opinion on own appointment
By Pat Copeland
When the Holmes Beach City
Council came to a stalemate on how to
appoint the city attorney last week,
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger instructed
City Attorney Steve Dye to tender a
written opinion on the appointment pro-
Councilman Luke Courtney brought
the matter up for discussion several
months ago when he maintained that the
city attorney must be approved yearly
by the council. Bohnenberger sought an
opinion from the General Counsel of the
Florida League of Cities, who replied
that he was unable to give an opinion.
Courtney told council, "In our char-
ter under Article VII, City Attorney,
Section 7.01, it says, 'The mayor, with
the approval of council, shall appoint a
city attorney who shall be a member of
the Florida Bar in good standing.' This
mayor didn't appoint one and this coun-
cil didn't approve one. It should be
Councilwoman Billie Martini
agreed and added, "To this point our
mayor has not appointed a lawyer."
Bohnenberger has consistently main-
tained that the attorney is a city officer the
same as any department head and annual
appointments are unnecessary.
"I'm not interpreting the charter the
same way as Luke," said Bohnenberger.
"It's not required by the city charter.
The mayor is an office and not a particu-
lar person. The office of the mayor did
make these appointments of department
heads and until a mayor decides it's time
to make a change, it goes on and on."
"The way the city charter reads and
the way Holmes Beach was established,
the office of the city attorney is on the
same par, as far as the charter is consid-
ered, as the department heads," ex-
plained Dye. "The hiring and firing lan-
guage is set forth where the mayor hires
and fires with council concurrence. It's
a check and balance system. The phi-
losophy appears to be not to have a lot
of turnover of city officials unless it was
Dye said that many years ago, the
city began treating the office of the at-
torney like a contract and the council got
into the habit of yearly approval of the
Councilwoman Pat Geyer, the
former mayor, said the annual approval
"goes way back and was just a habit."
Courtney said the appointment of
the attorney is different from depart-
ment heads because it's an outside ser-
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen
Reichard offered a compromise.
"I don't think the mayor has to
seek our approval; however, it has been
done in the past as a courtesy," she
noted. "A precedent was established
when Ms. Geyer was mayor. I don't
think it would hurt for the mayor to ask
a new council (to approve the appoint-
ment of the attorney) as a courtesy."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
said an annual appointment would be a
waste of time because "if we do it for
him we have to do it for all the depart-
Resident Bob Van Wagoner
pointed out, "The issue is the language
and intent of the city charter. I think
these positions should be run through
the process (of approval) every time
you have a change of administration.
This is a little more serious than just
being courteous. If these officials are
not properly appointed, you might be
open to litigation for some of their acts.
Your key responsibility is to fulfill the
charter and that's to see that the depart-
ment heads are held accountable."
Van Wagoner asked for a written
opinion on the appointment procedure
from Dye and Bohnenberger instructed
Dye to write one.
Whitmore said several years ago the
council discussed entering into a three-
year contract with the attorney and asked
about the feasibility of that proposal.
Dye said in order to have a contract
a charter amendment would be neces-
Whitmore said a contract would be
a good negotiating tool "to get the ser-
vices the city wants at a controlled
price" and would also protect the attor-
ney from being dismissed.
Bohnenberger countered, "Con-
tracts complicate matters. Contracts are
typically multi-year and contain termi-
nation clauses for which the city may
have to pay a penalty. The current sys-
tem provides for immediate dismissal
if the council concurs."
Dye cautioned council, "If you are
going to consider changing the charter,
think about a safeguard against having
a situation where the whole city profes-
sional staff could possibly be cleaned
out with the winds of change blowing
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Public Beach. Here Marci Cone helps her son, Alex Schrader, 2, ease his kite
into a sky that, like Gordon itself, looked more threatening than it really was.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
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There were accusations of fraud and name calling
in several of the recent campaigns for state office.
We're looking forward to elections in all three cit-
ies on the Island in the next few months and, without
even knowing who the candidates are except in
Bradenton Beach, we can almost guarantee there won't
be any "dirty" campaigning here.
Well, maybe "guarantee" is going a little too far.
We prefer to think Islanders are above the type of
shenanigans seekers of state or federal offices went
through earlier this month. After all, all three cities run
There's an odd characteristic that the three elec-
tions have in common short-term incumbents.
In Bradenton Beach, Dick Suhre filled the one-year
unexpired term of Jack Charlton. He is unopposed in
the fulfillment of yet another one-year term in office.
Two other ward seats have two candidates each facing
one another on the ballot.
Holmes Beach council member Luke Courtney filled
the unexpired term of Rich Bohnenberger, who moved
over to the mayor's office. Mary Ellen Reichard and Billie
Martini, who were elected on a stop-the-65-foot-bridge-
platform two years ago, are both up for re-election as well.
Same-same in Anna Maria. Doug Wolfe filled the
one year vacancy created when George McKay left the
commission to run unsuccessfully for mayor. Wolfe
and Dottie McChesney will be on the February ballot.
We will follow tradition, brief though it may be, of
holding political forums prior to each election to allow
the voters to hear and see the candidates.
Let the games begin and everyone, please, play
nicely with one another.
The following is a portion of Gov. Lawton Chiles'
Thanksgiving message to all Floridians.
"As we observe our national day of Thanksgiving,
we should recall this past year as a time of great re-
newal and progress for Florida.
"As Florida enjoys growing prosperity, we should
pause to remember those who are less fortunate. As we
enjoy the fruits of peace, we should reflect on those
touched by the horrors of war. As we face the challenges
of living in a free society, we should be thankful always
for the opportunities that our freedom gives us."
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Islander
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Words behold action lady
At Thanksgiving time six years ago, we were ready
to "throw in the towel," and move out of the neglected
town of Bradenton Beach.
Then along came a woman. A woman with strength,
courage, and perseverance. She cared and she took pride
and soon the whole town was beaming with enthusiasm.
So to you, Mayor Katie Pierola, we give thanks.
And to you, I dedicate my poem:
With head held high,
She waged the wars of time and all its foe.
Her never-ending beauty shines,
Amid her inner glow.
She watches as the sun doth rise,
Across the azure bay.
And sets a red and orange glow,
To end her perfect day.
She welcomes you to walk her sands,
And shades you when you rest.
Beneath the gentle wind swept pines,
Of nature at its best.
I came to her from years of miles,
That traveled through the past.
To know the warmth within my heart.
That I was home at last.
My love Bradenton Beach
Eileen Suhre, Bradenton Beach
appointment book closed
I am writing to say good-bye to the children and
families of Anna Maria Island.
As of today, I am leaving my position as counse-
lor at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. I
leave because the community center cannot make a fi-
nancial commitment to a full-time counselor. I leave to
seek full-time employment and benefits.
I have met so many mothers and fathers who are try-
ing to improve their skills as parents. I have come to love
many children affected by divorce, abuse, alcoholism, and
even violence. These children are here in your community
right now, suffering in silence. They have no one they can
share their terrible secrets with. The community center
offers a central location from which children and families
can seek assistance with their problems. I leave knowing
that the counseling needs of the Island's children and fami-
lies will now go unmet
I urge all Island citizens to support all the organi-
zations that attempt to meet the needs of children here
on the Island. Please write to the center's board of di-
rectors and let them know your needs and the needs of
your children. The children are the future of our com-
munity. I have found during my six months here at the
center that my efforts with the children have been re-
warded tenfold. Each smile, each thank you, each hug
says more than a thousand words.
I want to thank each and every child I have met at
the center. I take your love, your drawings, and your
smiles with me.
Susan Montgomery, M.S.W., Sarasota, FL
It can only happen here
There sure was a lot of good news in the last issue
of The Islander Bystander.
The wish list is making its return this year and I get
to make a wish for my favorite pet project, the Anna
Maria Elementary School library.
Pierette Kelly got a well-deserved raise, and the
beat goes on at the Island Center. I wish the new board
members well what a hard act they have to follow
from the departing board.
Mark Ratliff was named Features Editor at the Is-
lander, which is great for the paper, Mark, and the Island.
Mayor Ray Simches of Anna Maria City is feeling
better also great news. The Tingley Library Board
figured out how to get more income so they can better
staff their nice new facility. The All Children's Hospi-
tal Benefit at the Beach Bistro was a huge success for
a wonderful cause. Woody Candish's Art Happening
for Children at the Island Branch Library in Holmes
Beach is a true marvel.
Where else in the world do people have such a
good time doing so many nice things every week? I feel
blessed to live on Anna Maria Island.
Janet Aubry, Holmes Beach
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, The War of 1898
by June Alder
A troop of volunteers marches into Tampa along a dusty road in April 1898.
Well before the U.S. Congress de-
clared war against Spain on April 24,
1898, a frenzy of military activity took
hold of Tampa Bay. Tampa, a town of
14,000 people, had somehow to accom-
modate triple that number of soldiers for
the invasion of Cuba.
The war ended the sleepy isolation
of Anna Maria Island's homesteaders.
They were immediately in the thick of
things. Fearing a Spanish attack, Wash-
ington ordered the fortification of
Egmont and Mullet Keys. Artillery bat-
teries were quickly set up and construc-
tion began on barracks and a hospital.
While supply vessels came and went,
barges laid down telephone lines from
Shaw's Point to Egmont.
These unusual happenings naturally
attracted sight-seers. They were not al-
lowed to land on Egmont but they could
get a good view from George Bean's
dock on the north end of Anna Maria.
Islanders were proud when one of
their number, Captain John R. Jones, was
appointed U.S. deputy marshal for South
Florida with the rank ofLt. Colonel. This
was at the recommendation of Jones's old
friend, Marshal James McKay, Jr., the
noted sea captain and sometime gun-run-
ner to Cuba, who happened to be selected
for the monstrous job of outfitting the
Cuba-bound U.S. armada.
By April 1 journalists began to reg-
ister at the fashionable Tampa Bay Ho-
tel, which was to be army headquarters.
Among them was a Britisher named
Winston Churchill. On April 9 Consul-
General Fitzhugh Lee, ordered to leave
Havana, arrived at Port Tampa. Two
special trains brought 1,000 passengers
and a band to the wharf to greet his ship,
waving tiny Cuban rebel and American
flags and shouting, "Viva Lee!"
Soon the troop trains, boxcars swol-
len with men in khaki and blue uni-
forms, started to chug in. The arrivals
were greeted by pretty girls handing out
free cigars and invitations to church so-
cials. And in parts of town where sa-
loons and gambling dens far outnum-
bered churches, there were other young
and not-so-young women waiting to
make the boys welcome.
The women of Tampa Bay were in-
toxicated with patriotism, it seemed.
The Manatee River Journal for April 28
reported the delivery of 57 cakes to the
camps in Tampa. No doubt the Island
women Sophie Jones, Annie Cobb
and Edith Bean (17-year-old daughter of
George Bean) had baked some of
Every Island family had men in the
service: Lt. Colonel Jones and his sons
Johnny, Clair and Francis; Ruric Cobb,
who was Sam Cobb's brother; and Edith
Bean was 23
and had been
her father's Will Bean, age 23
to get married in 1896. He became a
regular houseguest at the home of Port
Tampa Postmaster A. T. Williams,
who happened to have two daughters,
the beauteous Bertha and plain-vanilla
Will fell hard for Bertha. But she
took ill of
some type of
frequent e .
around : /
died. On her
with her Hal Bean at 19.
ered 'round, she took Mabel's hand
and, placing it in Will's, elicited his
promise to marry Mabel in her stead.
By the time the troops started to ar-
rive Mabel was wearing Will's ring. But
wedding plans were far from their minds.
Will was working on the railroad and
Mabel was busy every day at the Port
Tampa post office, a popular congregat-
ing place for homesick troopers.
Plain Mabel may have been at 17,
but she blossomed out as a sought-af-
ter belle that spring of 1898. Not only
that. She was about to have a fantastic
adventure she would later remember as
the high point of her life.
For Mabel Williams "Hard
Copy" and "Inside Edition" please note
- was to be the Mata Hari of the Span-
ish-American War. This seemingly de-
mure, innocent young lady though
few of her later neighbors on Anna Maria
Island ever knew it was destined to be,
for a few glorious weeks.
Next: 'A Spy for
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By Pat Copeland
District Fire Chief Andy Price is establishing a
Chiefs Corer a group of individuals throughout
the community who will advise the chief on issues
and needs of the district's residents.
"I sent a letter to all the cities, civic organizations
and community leaders to get names of individuals
who would be willing to be a part of a group that I can
meet with on a regular basis and get an idea of what
the community wants and needs from the fire dis-
trict," explained Price. "I want average residents and
not anyone with an ax to grind or with any ties to the
As Price said in his letter, it is his responsibility to
advise the board of fire commissioners on the
community's needs. Public input is essential in assess-
ing those needs. However, public participation is often
very limited. Price felt his Chiefs Corer might stimu-
late more public interest in the affairs of the district.
"I hope to have an organizational meeting in De-
cember," said Price. "I'll explain what services the dis-
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission com-
pleted its recommendation on an ordinance addressing
roof-mounted satellite dishes in commercial zones.
The board plans to consider recommendations on
! four requests from property owners to rezone their
property from residential to commercial at the Dec. 6
meeting. The board will also attempt to reach a con-
sensus on the duration of residential rentals.
The board had previously come to a stalemate on
the satellite dish ordinance with two members in fa-
City selects top three
At last week's work session, the Holmes
Beach City Council named H. Patterson Fletcher;
Schmidt, Garden and Erikson; and PGAL as the
top three architectural firms out of 10 that sub-
mitted proposals for professional services.
According to the invitation to bid, "the archi-
tect will be required to consult and advise city
officials and staff regarding remodeling and/or
reconstruction of city buildings (city hall, public
works department buildings and the police de-
partment) to meet current and future needs, and
to comply with the law including the Americans'
With Disabilities Act."
The next step is for the council to conduct
The ordinance states, "The city council shall ne-
gotiate the contract with the applicant selected as the
most qualified at compensation which the city de-
termines is fair, competitive and reasonable."
If the city is unable to negotiate successfully
with the first firm, it proceeds to the second on
the list and so on. No date has been set for nego-
tiations to begin.
trict provides, the budget pro-
cess, the tax process and how
we go about our day-to-day
operations. At first I want
them to understand what we
do and how. Then I want the
group to tell me how often
they want to meet and when,
what issues they want to dis-
cuss and so on."
Price said the group ChiefPrice
will have the ability to see
all the facts involved in issues and can aid the district
in disseminating this information to their neighbors,
friends and co-workers. In turn, the district will be bet-
ter able to respond to complaints from the public.
"I don't want a rubber stamp group," stressed
Price. "I want good, positive feedback. If I bring up
something the group doesn't agree with, I'll have to do
Anyone interested in serving on this advisory
group can call Price at 778-6621.
Bradenton Beach planners
recommend OK of parasail business
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
members unanimously approved a special exception
request by Darrell Konecy to operate a parasail busi-
ness from a dock near Bridge Street.
The approval came after Konecy had received
permission to operate his business earlier this sum-
mer, then discovered that the approval did not meet
any of the requirements set for under city codes for
special exception requests. City council members
agreed to waive all fees for Konecy to pursue the spe-
cial exception under city guidelines.
Planners offered several stipulations to the special
exception to operate the parasail business at 135
Only one boat may be operated from a dock, and
the vessel shall be no more than 30 feet long.
A stand and sign are permitted, although the sign
requires a special permit.
No off-site signs will be permitted.
Telephone cables must be routed underground.
The parasail operation must be conducted only in
the Gulf of Mexico and at a distance greater than 300
feet from shore.
Safety rails or ropes shall be provided for custom-
ers at the dock.
The special exemption request is expected to come
beforethe Bradenton Beach City Council Dec. 8 for a
vor and two opposed.
Commissioner Frances Smith-Williams asked
Commissioner Gene Aubry, an architect, for a profes-
sional opinion on requirements for mounting satellite
dishes on roofs.
Aubry explained, "When you mount anything on
a building, it becomes part of the building. It would
probably be accompanied by a certification by a li-
censed engineer that it will remain secured in winds of
approximately 160 mph, which is what you have to
build to on the coastline. Other than that, I don't see
where there would be any kind of regulations."
Commissioner Mike Faarup said the proposed or-
dinance requires a wind load of 11 mph.
Commission Chairman Gabe Simches asked if the
wind load was increased to 160 mph and a
manufacturer's certification was required, would the
commission favor the ordinance. A motion to that ef-
fect was made and passed. The ordinance will be sent
to the city council for consideration.
The board also discussed a request by hoteliers to
increase the density in the A-1 district and how the re-
quest would be affected by a proposed charter amend-
ment to require a referendum for any density change.
"If every issue of density is to be decided by ref-
erendum, are we going to get into a position that we add
lots of issues for referendum?" asked Simches. "I think
that limits the democratic process."
Aubry added, "It's a political football. By putting
it on a referendum, you totally abdicate the responsi-
bility and the civic duty to which you were elected by
the people. It's the chicken way out."
In previous discussions on the hoteliers' request,
the board failed to reach a consensus.
Commissioner Bruce Golding stressed, "We need
to resolve this. It's not correct to tell the council we
can't make a decision." The board agreed to discuss the
issue at its Dec. 13 meeting.
Holmes Beach planners rule on
satellites; rezonings, rentals next
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Fate of Environmental Action
Commission rests with legislators
By Pat Copeland
Whether the county's Environmental Action Com-
mission (EAC) will remain a separate entity, become
a county department or be abolished altogether will be
in the hands of the local legislative delegation.
The county commission met last week to hear a
report from the EAC Review Committee and an audit
report on the agency as part of a review process
adopted by the commission. The commission will
evaluate the performance of the EAC for the past three
years and make a recommendation to the legislative
The EAC was created in 1991 by a special act of the
legislature at the request of the county commission. The
commission sits as the EAC and adopts and enforces rules
concerning pollution, hazardous waste and developments,
particularly in environmentally sensitive areas. If a viola-
tion cannot be dealt with on a local level, the problem is
referred to a state or federal agency.
Last year, legislators adopted a sunset provision
which will abolish the agency by Oct. 1, 1995, unless
the legislature enacts another law to allow it to continue
in existence. The legislators asked the county to estab-
lish a citizens' review committee to evaluate the effec-
tiveness of the EAC and make a recommendation to the
commission on its future.
Robert Spencer, chairman of the review commit-
tee, said the committee has met for a month-and-a-half.
"There's been much public comment," he said.
"There's been a lot of people attending the meetings.
We've gone to great lengths to make sure the public has
their concerns noted. We're working toward a recom-
mendation. I think we're getting close to that."
Spencer said the committee is looking at overall
policies and procedures and the economic factors in-
volved but is steering away from reviewing specific
scientific procedures. He said the committee hopes to
have a recommendation by the first part of December.
In the audit report, Richard Orienti, director of in-
ternal audit for the clerk of the circuit court, said, "We
did a very thorough testing of the EAC's programs and
operations and overall it wasn't that bad of an audit as
far as the operational side of it. We did find some com-
pliance problems that have already been corrected."
Audit recommendations follow.
The EAC needs more direction and programs and
costs should be prioritized.
There is a lack ofinterlocal agreements between
the EAC and other governmental agencies.
There is no accurate system to determine the cost
of individual programs and the agency should establish
programs based on personnel costs.
There is no local enforcement due to budgetary
and staffing constraints. The agency should decide
what level of compliance is desired and pass laws to
No revenues are generated from enforcement.
The agency should explore other sources of operating
revenues such as grants and fines.
Commissioner Pat Glass noted, "This is a new en-
deavor. The lack of local laws has to do with the fact
that the people of this community wanted us to pro-
ceed very cautiously and carefully."
Orienti responded, "I don't want to give the im-
pression there is no local enforcement of the environ-
mental laws. Manatee County relies on the DEP (De-
partment of Environmental Protection) and other state
agencies to do the enforcement action. The EAC has
a very good presence in the complaint procedure.
They got out most of the time in very good fashion to
be there on the spot when they had a pollution prob-
Commissioner Joe McClash said the adoption of
new regulations should be limited.
"What concerns me from the audit standpoint is
this pre-conceived idea that we're going to go into this
creative rule-making for everything to do with the
environment," said McClash. "There's teeth in the
rules that are there. Is there anything wrong with this
county choosing the policy to let the DEP do the en-
forcement and us be the eyes and ears? There's no
guarantee we'll be able to do the enforcement unless
we're ready to pledge the money behind it."
EAC Director Karen Collins told commissioners
that many of the audit findings have been addressed
and others are in the process of being corrected.
"We still have rules we've been working on," she
said. "The problem is that in order to make our rules
coincide with the state rules, we have to follow their rule
making process. These rules are in a state of flux. We get
one draft almost ready to go and the state changes the
rule and we have to go back to the drawing board."
She said the agency is looking at its fee structure
but noted that enforcement revenues cannot be used
for operating costs. They must go into the pollution
recovery trust fund to be used for mitigation.
"The commission needs to determine the major pol-
lution sources in the county, what poses the greatest
threat, what we are most worried about and that will set
the priorities that will determine the environmental
agenda for the county," she noted. "One of the problems
we have faced is that upon its creation, the EAC was
expected to cover everything and do everything imme-
diately. We can't do everything without rules in place or
this commission would be in court all the time."
McClash responded, "You need to come to this
board with what you recommend should be areas of
concern and the costs to. pursue them."
Stephens said, "This board is attempting to find
the best method to deal with the environmental issues
in the county and hopefully out of the committee's
report will come some recommendations that will
strengthen the way we will handle them, whether it's
as a separate authority as it is today or as a county
department or whether it goes back to the state."
Glass added, "The life and death of the EAC is
with the legislative delegation. It rests right here as to
how much we want to fight to maintain it or whether
we just want to walk away."
Chamber orchestra concerts
The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Jim Palmer, will present an exciting
evening of music on Dec. 1 at 7:30pm. at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 3700 26th Street W.,
Bradenton. The orchestra will play selections by Bach, Corelli, Hoft and Mozart and various chamber works.
The concert is free and open to the public. An ensemble from the orchestra will perform at The Islander
Bystander office in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, on Friday, Dec. 2, between 6 and 8p.m.
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Community Christmas tree
lighting at Roser
Roser Memorial Community Church will holds its
second annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration
and service on Advent Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5:45 p.m.
The program will take place outside the main doors
to the church sanctuary. The program will include per-
formances by the Roser Church Choir and The Com-
munity Youth Chorus, both under the direction of Cliff
The community is invited. Roser Chruch is located
at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Church women to hold
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will hold its annual Christmas program
on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Lowe Hall at 10:15 a.m.
A business meeting will precede a vocal music
presentation and a Christmas reading by Jeanne Dwan.
Luncheon will be served at noon.
Reservations are required. Call the church office at
778-1638 to sign up.
to benefit AAUW
The Manatee County Branch of the American
Association of University Women is holding its fourth
annual Luminaries Sale.
Each luminary kitincludes 12 candles, bags, matches,
instructions and sand at a cost of $3.50 per kit Proceeds
go toward AAUW's scholarship program.
Kits are available starting Wednesday, Nov. 23, at
The Islander Bystander, Island Shopping Center, 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
First National Bank of Manatee Chairman and
C.E.O. Francis I. "Rip" duPont, III, and Island
Branch Manager Susan O'Connor.
Island boasts new bank
First National Bank of Manatee officially opened
its first branch office in Holmes Beach at 5324 Gulf Dr.
last week. Bank Chairman and C.E.O. Francis I. "Rip"
duPont, III, and Branch Manager Susan O'Connor
were among the directors and dignitary welcoming
guests at the open house.
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres from Harry's
Continental Kitchens were plentiful. Harpist Bonnie
Caplan added a note of sophistication to the event.
The First National Bank of Manatee, a locally
owned, independent bank has over 550 local sharehold-
ers. The Island branch may be reached at 778-4900.
Rotary Club to hold
The Rotary Club will meet at Crabby Bill's restau-
rant in Holmes Beach on Monday, Nov. 28, at 6:30
Jack Fones, editor of the Senior Floridian newspa-
per and an occasional guest speaker on the Senior Pro-
gram on WWSB-40, will speak.
All Rotarians are welcome. For information, call
Bob Boger at 794-8625.
Notify center about
Volunteer Services of Manatee County and the
Anna Maria Island Community Center will host a vol-
unteer recognition breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8
a.m. at the center in Anna Maria City.
All organizations that wish to recognize and thank
their volunteers should contact the center with the
names of those to be recognized. Please advise the cen-
ter of any special or outstanding volunteers, and the
great benefits they have brought to our community.
The center's phone number is 778-1908.
Roser Church changes
To accommodate the growing number of young
families on the Island, Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, will change
the times for worship services, Sunday School, and
Children's Church beginning Sunday, Dec. 4.
The early worship service will begin at 8:45 a.m.
Sunday School for children and youth will begin at
9:45 a.m. The later worship service and Children's
Church will be held at 10:45 a.m.
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Youth group changes
During the month of December, the All Island
Youth group will rotate its meetings from St. Bernard
Catholic Church to Roser Community Memorial
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Youth in seventh through twelfth grades are invited
to attend this cooperative youth program, sponsored by
churches on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
Meetings are held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.,
and include food, fun, thought, and worship. Special so-
cial, service, and fundraising activities are also planned.
Mistletoe Bazaar at Roser
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church will hold its Mistletoe Bazaar on Saturday,
Dec. 3, in Fellowship Hall at the church located at 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Bakery goods, handicrafts, shell designs, plants,
and Christmas presents and decorations will be offered.
Lunch at reasonable prices will be available.
The public is invited to attend.
Forever Young to meet
The Anna Maria Island Forever Young group for
seniors and retirees will meet on Monday, Dec. 5, at
12:30 p.m. for a luncheon to be held at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Tickets are on sale at the center for $5. There will
be no ticket sales at the door. The last day to purchase
tickets will be Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Call the center at 778-1908 for more information.
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New 1995 T-shirts at
New 1995 Anna Maria Island Historical Society
(AMIHS) T-shirts are available for sale at the Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The shirts are available in several designs the
historic city pier, and the AMIHS logo of an old-fash-
ioned couple strolling along the beach. "Old city jail"
shirts will arrive soon. The new colors are deep purple,
electric blue, and vivid teal. The shirts cost $11.
The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday from 10 a. to 1 p.m. Admission is
free. For information, call 778-0492.
needed by Branch Library
The Friends of the Island Branch Library are seek-
ing donations of cookbooks for the organization's an-
nual cookbook sale to be held Saturday, January 21.
Gift contributions of cookbooks should be deposited
at the branch during the library's business hours. Dona-
tions will be accepted through Saturday, Jan. 21, 1995.
Proceeds from the sale will directly benefit the Is-
land Branch facility and collection.
The Manasota Genealogical Society will meet on
Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Central Main Li-
brary, 1303 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
Charlie Fitzgerald will speak on Ireland research.
The public is invited to attend.
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AAUW call for outstanding
The American Association of University Women
(AAUW) is seeking nominations of outstanding
women in Manatee County for the 8th Annual AAUW
Women's Leadership Awards.
Awards will be given to honor women who dem-
onstrate leadership, achievement and dedication, and
who have made outstanding contributions in their field
and to Manatee County, and have supported and as-
sisted other women.
The award categories are: Arts & Humanities;
Service, Paid; Community Service, Volunteer; Health
Care; Marjoram Kinnan Education Award; Profes-
sional; Public Service/Government; Sports; and Life-
To receive nomination forms, call Judy Duncan,
778-1589 or 778-0777. The deadline for submitting
nominations is on or before January 24, 1995.
Holiday spirit open house
An ensemble from the Manatee High School
Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Jim Palmer,
will present an exciting evening of music at The Is-
lander Bystander office in the Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach, on Friday, Dec. 2, between 6 and 8 p.m.
The performance is part of the shopping center's open
house and a two-year anniversary celebration for the
newspaper. The shopping center will be decked out with
lights and holiday cheer and many merchants will offer
refreshments to help Islanders get in the holiday spirit
The Island Shopping Center is located at the inter-
section of Gulf Drive and Marina Drive.
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Artists Guild to hold
reception and show
An opening reception for local artist Inez Hansen
will be held at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach on Sun-
day, Nov. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Hansen is a well-known for her colorful oil paint-
ings. Her exhibit will run through Friday, Dec. 16. The
public is invited.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 778-6694.
Fine arts show in Holmes Beach
The 6th Annual Anna Maria Island Festival of Fine
Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Art League will be held Saturday and Sunday,
December 3 and 4, from 9 am. to 4 p.m. each day, at
City Hall Park in Holmes Beach.
Over 100 artists and craftpersons will have exhib-
its in this high-quality, juried outdoor arts and crafts
festival. Admission and parking is free.
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cash prizes and ribbon awards will also be featured.
The public is invited to attend.
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Painter Barbara Singer is offering classes in water-
color beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Artists
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Cen-
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The five-week session will be held on Wednesdays
from 10 am. to 12:30 p.m. at a cost of $45.
For information call Barbara Singer at 778-1330 or
the gallery at 778-6694.
Springfest applications available
The Anna Maria Island Art League is now accept-
ing applications for the 7th Annual Anna Maria Island
Springfest to be held on March 11 and 12 in Holmes
The juried festival will feature original works by
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Visual arts center
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Sarasota Visual Art Center, 707 N. Tamiami Trail,
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The free show will open Saturday, Nov. 26, and
will close on Monday, Dec. 26. Hours are Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and
Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
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Art center offers craft house
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S., will hold its annual "Holiday Craft House" sale of
hand-crafted gift items on Saturday and Sunday, Nov.
26 and 27, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
To get to the art center follow the red and green
balloons. The sale runs through Friday, Dec. 23. For
more details, call 383-2345.
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Kenneth N. Hamilton, Sr.
Kenneth N. Hamilton, Sr., 80, died July 26, 1994,
at the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center.
A long-time resident of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Mr.
Hamilton retired to Holmes Beach. He was an accountant
with Exxon Corp., and served as chief accountant for Elb
Grinding Machines, Inc. He served in the Army Air Corps
in World War II. He was a member and officer in the
Exxon Retirement Club in Florida. He was a long-time
member of the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. He
was active in the Corner-Stone Tyrian Masonic Lodge
#229 F. and A.M. of Tampa; the Scottish Rite Valley of
Tampa; Orient of Florida; the Shrine Sahib Temple
A.A.O.N.M.S. of Sarasota, and a member of the
Bradenton Elks Lodge #391.
He is survived by his second wife, Ruth Klumpp
Hamilton of Midland and Holmes Beach; sons, Ken-
neth N. Hamilton, Jr., of Mobile, Ala., and Wayne R.
Hamilton of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Wendy L.
Radnovich of Pinellas Park.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., Sat-
urday, Nov. 26, at the Island Baptist Church, Anna
Jane Thurston Lynn
Jane Thurston Lynn Shepard, 83, of Anna Maria
Island, died Nov. 12 at home.
Born in Weehawken, N.J., Mrs. Shepard was a
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resident of the area for 25 years. She was a magician,
singer, and dancer in the Howard Thurston's Wonder
Show of the Universe, a pilot, and a reporter for sev-
eral south Florida newspapers. She was a charter mem-
ber of the Islamorada Fishing Club and the Florida
Keys Outboard Club, International Brotherhood of
Magicians and Society of American Magicians.
She is survived by a daughter, Laurie Star Lynn of
Del Mar, Calif.; a son, Casey Lynn of Port St. Lucie;
two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorial services were held at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria City. Graveside
service will be held in December in Valhalla, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota, Fla. 34236. National Cremation Society,
Sarasota chapter, was in charge of the arrangements.
Lester D. Yarnell
Lester D. Yarnell, 87, of Napoleon, Ohio, and
Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 15 in Napoleon.
Born in Napoleon, Mr. Yarnell was a resident of
Manatee County for several years. He was co-owner of
the Yarnell Brothers Alfalfa Mill of Deshler, Ohio. He
was a 61-year member of the Napoleon Moose Lodge,
he was a volunteer for the Napoleon Fire Department
for 15 years, and a volunteer fireman for the village of
Deshler for 12 years.
He is survived by his wife, Renelda; two daughters,
Mary Ann DeWit of Delta, Ohio, and Susanne Gillies
of Worthington, Ohio; two sons, Daniel, of Fostoria,
Ohio, and Thomas of Martin, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruth
Hatcher of Napoleon and Thelma Guyer of Liberty
Center, Ohio,; a brother, Leonard, of Napoleon; 10
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grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at St. Augustine Catholic
Church, Napoleon. Burial followed in the church cem-
etery. Memorials may be made to St Augustine Catho-
lic Church Memorial Fund, 726 Monroe St., Napoleon,
Allen C. Young
Allen C. Young, 70, of Holmes Beach, died Nov.
17 in Vermont Respite House, Williston, Vt.
He is survived by his wife, Nina; a son, Cary of
Georgia; a daughter, Naoma Hill of Springfield; two
sisters; three brothers; several grandchildren and sev-
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The Island Poet
When Thanksgiving comes around, don't treat it as another
Stop and thank the Lord for the good things He has sent
The fact that you are alive, and live in this great land,
Could never have happened if it weren't for His hand.
And the Pilgrims who were the first to celebrate this way,
Gave Him thanks they had survived the hardship of their
So on Thanksgiving, when you sit down to your lovely
Let the good Lord know just how thankful you feel.
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Got that turkey thawed?
If you haven't made Thanksgiving plans, shopped,
or made reservations, you're probably in the proverbial
stew over what to do.
I don't know about you, but we're planning a walk
on the beach, a libation along the way, a deli turkey
sandwich from a brown paper sack purchased days
ahead (to avoid any possibility of a crowd), and a re-
spite from the normal bake-till-you-drop holiday.
Just in case you're not thinking of joining "our
family," there are options a-plenty on our dining pages
Meanwhile, life goes on, the world turns and things
are a-happenin' around Anna Maria Island.
Remember the little beach bar at Beach Bistro.
They ran promotions with a naked little kid prancing
down the water line of the Gulf, which everyone pre-
sumed to be one of owner Sean Murphy's children.
Well, the beach bar is back but in a more grown-up sort
of way ... they serve cocktails now. Before dinner,
after dinner, with gourmet pizza in the little beach bar.
"What's next," you may be asking. Entertainment,
of course. Bistro is featuring a guitarist whose name is
new to us, Mark Mannini. He'll play in the dining room
this Saturday beginning at 8:30 p.m.
What to do, what to do
Saturday, Nov. 26, you can visit the "Secret Shop" at
the Anna Maria Island Art League. The annual shopping
spree for youngsters features pre-wrapped gift items
priced from 25 cents to $2.50. At the same time, the league
is having a sidewalk sale with unique gift items and holi-
day crafts including Susan Thomas's handiwork. She's
been busy sewing clothing and accessories like
"scrunchies" with holiday-patterned materials.
PS: Don't get over anxious. The league's "really
big show," the sixth annual Festival of Fine Arts and
Crafts,is the following weekend, Dec. 3 and 4, at the
ChefAndre Gotti celebrated the new release of Gamay beaujolais in France with a supply flown in just for the
occasion. He's pleased to report that this year's nouveau beaujolais is a fantastic crop. Enjoy some soon at
Chez Andre, of course. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Holmes Beach City Hall Park.
The holiday spirit
The holidays are a wonderful time of year for those
with jobs, families and a warm hearth. Not everyone is
so fortunate, however.
All Island Denominations (AID), a non-profit
group that pools the resources of most of the Island's
churches, gives needy Island families a nicer Thanks-
giving and Christmas.
You can help by donating time, non-perishable
goods or contacting them with the name of a needy
family. AID would also appreciate help with gift wrap-
ping and shopping.
While we're in the spirit of giving, we remind you
of our Wish Book. This special section will be pub-
lished in next week's edition of The Islander By-
stander. In it, you will find the needs of nearly every
organization and service club on the Island. The Anna
Maria Elementary School, Community Center,
churches, clubs and charities have given us some of
their "wishes" for the coming year. They are real, tan-
gible needs that you can help fulfill.
Please read "Wish Book" and put a gift on your list
that will benefit deserving Islanders. It's in the true
spirit of the holiday the joy of giving.
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Sunday 5 10 pm
Cakes with a spicy hot
mustard sauce... $5.95
Cajun Spiced Fried Oyster
served with a bourbon spikers
Fried Gator Bites with
a spicy red sauce...$4.95
Fried Pecan & Cornmeal Crusted
Catfish with hushpupples and remoulade
sauce for dipping...$10.75
Bayou Jambalaya with crawfish
tails, oysters, andoulle sausage & alligator...$13.75
Crawfish Boil, one pound of whole crawfish steamed
In beer and hot & spicy crab boll served with hot
mustard sauce & butter...$13.75
Cajun Sampler, cajun fried oysters, blackened catfish
and a grilled shrimp & andoullle kabob served with
Above entrees served with the choice of Hoppin' John or Cheese Grits, Stewed
Tomatoes with Okra & Corn and a side of Cole Slaw, Cornbread & Squaw Bread
CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
Tucked away in the village of Longboat Key
By the Bay... 760 Broadway Street, Channel Marker 39
Come on out for a great Thanksgiving Dinner
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great food. great beach.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 24, 1994 A PAGE 15 Jij
BY MATT GAFFNEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Kitchen pest
6 John, in Wales
10 Any fellow
13 Some are
18 "L.A. Law"
20 Pequod captain
27 Have- at
28 Sulking fit
29 Newel shapers
33 Class that uses
36 Marks out
37 1990 movie
--! Tie Me
39 Hill and
41 More current
43 Word with Band
47 Like some vins
(750 per minute)
50 Food flavorer
52 Custard base
58 Like Mozart
60 Way to go
62 Blew in, so to
63 Candy brand
64 "- life!"
67 One at Orly
71 Itinerary portion
72 They're plucked
75 Sight: Fr.
76 1989 Literature
78 Walker of
81 Clarifying words
83 Not as timely
85 "Over my dead
91 Jazz theme
94 Wheat stalk part
96 Not so strict
102 70's tennis
104 Red and silver,
107 N.Y.S.E. listing
109 Swedish cents
110 British cents
115 In the beaver
1 Park shelters
2 Stew seasoning
4 McLean, Va.,
5 Teen movie of
7 Trader of note
Jordan of "The
10 One who's up
11 Casual noes
16 Leave the
17 Important TV
25 Graph lines
34 It fits all
35 60's catchword
38 Social reformer
40 "Hey there!"
42 Motorist's goof
43 Havingthe stuff
50 Vocal opponent
55 Gear type
56 "0" follower
57 What former
59 Some Plymouths
61 Literary award
65 Hopeful plea
66 "- to Psyche"
68 "Death Be Not
69 Singer Laine
78 Saddle part
79 Ex-Aussie P.M.
80 Utah's state
82 Guy with a
86 Kilmer of "Top
88 Columbia River
89 Directions- 98
inquiry word 99
90 Conductor 101
Ansermet et al. 105
91 Brought in 106
92 How some 108
93 Extreme 112
95 Northwest 113
center, for short
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 13, alcohol citation, Gulf Boulevard beach.
Nov. 10, theft, property damage, 2100 block of
Gulf Drive North on the beach. The complainant re-
ported that he and his wife left items on the beach while
taking a walk. When they returned, a pair of glasses
valued at $116.80 was missing and another pair of
glasses valued at $152 was broken.
Nov. 11, theft, 111 Seventh St. N., KT's. The
complainant reported that she was repairing a necklace
for a customer when a second customer removed items
valued at $34 from a display rack.
Nov. 11, Coquina Beach concession stand. The
complainant reported that a person unknown removed
seven plastic beach chairs valued at $62.50 and several
concrete tables were toppled.
Nov. 12, theft of a bicycle valued at $25.
Nov. 13, exposure of sexual organs, 100 block of
Gulf Drive South. The officer and several witnesses
observed Susan Lynn Ragan, 46, of Lakeland, walking
north and lifting up her shirt exposing her breasts to
passing cars and numerous pedestrians. Ragan was
placed in custody.
Nov. 15, battery, 110 Bridge St., Sonnydaze. The
complainant reported she and friends were drinking at
the coffeehouse when a person unknown picked her up
and fell into the railing causing her possible injuries.
The complainant was transported to the hospital by
Nov. 15, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach con-
cession stand. A person unknown broke two chairs
valued at $18 and moved other chairs out onto the
Nov. 16, disorderly intoxication, 200 block of
Second Street North. The officer responded in refer-
ence to a disturbance and observed the subject scream-
ing loudly and throwing things around inside the resi-
dence. The officer noted in his report that the subject
and her boyfriend appeared to be extremely intoxicated
and that she was speaking loudly and making no sense.
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The officer repeatedly asked the subject to quiet down
and she walked outside and began yelling louder. The
subject was again asked to quiet down and she contin-
ued yelling. She was placed in custody.
Nov. 12, suspicious person, 3300 block of Gulf
Drive on the beach. A complainant reported a man
swimming nude at the beach. He was wearing clothing
when the officer arrived and was given a verbal warn-
Nov. 11, trespass, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer responded in refer-
ence to a female subject causing problems. She was
given a trespass warning.
Nov. 12, found property black Murray 18-
speed mountain bicycle, 3600 block of Sixth Avenue.
Nov. 12, lost property man's black wallet con-
taining credit cards, a driver's license and $170 in cash.
Nov. 13, suspicious persons, 3000 block of Av-
enue F beach. A complainant reported several people
lying on the beach for a long time not moving. The
officer spoke to the three subjects who were watching
the moon and water.
Nov. 14, assistance, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer spoke to a female subject who was stand-
ing in front of the closed Citgo station. She said she
called a taxi two hours ago, it had not arrived and she
had no more quarters for the phone. The officer con-
tacted dispatch to call a taxi for her and when it arrived,
she was gone.
Nov. 14, petty larceny, 5804 Marina Dr., Ameri-
can Car Wash. The complainant reported that a person
unknown tampered with the change machine and ob-
Nov. 14, petty larceny, 3701 Fifth Avenue, Surf
View condominiums. The complainant reported that a
person unknown removed a patio table with an um-
brella and two chairs valued at $200 from the pool area.
Nov. 14, traffic, 62nd Street and Marina Drive.
The officer responded in reference to a tractor and
trailer parked on the side of the road blocking the view.
The officer assisted with traffic until the vehicles were
Nov. 15, suspicious person, 2900 block of Av-
enue E. The complainant reported that she came out of
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her laundry room and observed a white male subject
standing at the rear of a neighbor's house looking in the
window. When the subject saw the complainant watch-
ing him he fled. He is described as in his mid-20s,
about five foot, seven inches in height with collar
length, bushy, dark hair and wearing a long sleeved T-
shirt and jeans shorts.
Nov. 16, suspicious, 700 block of Manatee Av-
enue. The officer responded to an anonymous call con-
cerning a pig running loose near the bridge. The pig
was not found.
Nov. 16, burglary, 300 block of 29th Street. The
complainant reported that a person unknown entered
the residence via a screened window and removed a
bag of light bulbs valued at $50.
Nov. 17, DUI, 200 block of 30th Street. The of-
ficer responded to a report of a vehicle that drove
through the victim's front lawn. The victim reported
that the subject uprooted his mailbox, drove through
several large boxes of garbage, then drove down a
dead-end street dragging one of the boxes.
The officer drove down the street and observed a
box in the road and two subjects talking near a vehicle.
The officer noted in his report that there were skid
marks and water tracks that led to the vehicle and there
was fresh damage to the front grill of the vehicle. The
officer spoke to the driver, Paula Gamble, 31, of
Longboat Key, who was being uncooperative and re-
fused to answer questions. Gamble was placed in cus-
Nov. 17, DUI, 2800 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer was dispatched to a traffic accident in which
Robert Melson, 50, of Holmes Beach, had reportedly
collided into the rear of another vehicle. While talking
to the drivers, the officer noticed the strong odor of an
alcoholic beverage on Melson's breath, that he
stumbled while walking toward the patrol car and had
slurred speech, said the report. After completing the
accident investigation, the officer gave Melson field
performance tests and placed him in custody.
Nov. 17, suspicious circumstances, 100 block of
30th Street. The officer responded to a report of a 14-
year-old who arrived home from school and found his
parents had moved and he did not know where they
went. The juvenile left the area on foot and could not
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MCC Wind & Jazz ensembles in
The Manatee Community College Symphonic
Wind and Jazz Ensembles will provide a musical kick-
off for the holiday season at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.
1, with a concert in Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W.,
General admission is $3. Students' tickets are $1.
For more information, call the MCC Neel Auditorium
Box Office at 755-1511, ext. 4240.
MCC hosts Christmas concert
with youth bands
A grand way to get in the holiday spirit this year,
"A Christmas Concert" at Manatee Community
College's Neel Auditorium will feature many young
voices lifted in song.
Hosted by the MCC Department of Music, the
event spotlights the college's Concert Choir and Cham-
ber Orchestra and singers from Stewart Elementary,
Palmetto, and Riverview high schools.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6,
in Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
General admission is $3. Students' tickets are $1. Call
755-1511, ext. 4240 for more details.
Tale of murder opens
at Island Players
"Murder Among Friends" will open Friday, Dec.
2, at the Island Players and will run through Sunday,
"This is a tale of love, murder, and blackmail,"
says Geoffrey Todd, the director, "and to make that all
add up to a comedy is a triumphant masterstroke by its
author, Bob Barry."
Cast members in this deadly romp against a back-
ground of wealth and glamour are: Linda Davis as
Angela Forrester and Sam McDowell as Palmer
Forrester; Dennis Kelly as Ted Cotton, Charlie Guy as
"Nutcracker" opens in Sarasota Dec. 22.
Marshall Seidenberg; and Jo Kendall as Gert
Seidenberg. John Durkin has the role of Larry
The Island Players Theatre is located at the corner
of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. All
shows start at 8 p.m. except for matinees on Sunday,
Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 11, which open at 2 p.m. No
show on Monday. Tickets at $10 are available at the
theater or by calling 778-5755.
The box office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
except Sundays, and an hour before show time during
Special musical for children
at Van Wezel
"The Secret Garden," the highly acclaimed Broad-
way musical inspired by Francis Hodgson Burnett's
children's novel of the same name, will enjoy two per-
formances on Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6.
In order to better accommodate families, the spe-
cial performance time is 7:15 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at the Van Wezel box of-
fice, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Call 1-800-826-
9303 for ticket information.
Ballet 'The Nutcracker' opens
at Sarasota Opera House
The Sarasota Ballet, under the artistic direction of
Robert De Warren, will present "The Nutcracker" start-
ing Friday, Dec. 16, through Thursday, Dec. 22, at the
Sarasota Opera House.
In addition to the company's 24 dancers, the cast
of "The Nutcracker" will include 132 children with 66
children participating per performance.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $45 for evening
performances and $8 to $32 for matinees. Children
under 12 are $10 at matinees.
For audiences who enjoy the excitement and spon-
taneity of watching a work in progress, a Working
Dress Rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15, at
7 p.m. Tickets will cost $12.
Call the Sarasota Ballet box office at 366-6740 for
Glorious musical celebration at
The Players Theatre
"Rags," directed by C. Suzanne Hudson-Smith,
will open at The Players Theatre, 9th Street and U.S.
41, on Thursday, Dec. 8. The show will run through
Sunday Dec. 18.
All seats are reserved and tickets are $14. Evening
performances, Tuesday through Saturday, begin at 8:15
p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2:15 p.m.
There is no performance on Monday, Dec. 12.
The box office is open Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Call the box office at 365-2494 for more de-
Jazz great Walt Levinsky returns
with all-star swing band
Jazz clarinet great Walt Levinsky returns by popu-
lar demand to Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts
hall with his Great American Swing Band for a "Holi-
day Swingfest" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.
Tickets are on sale now at the Van Wezel box of-
fice, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, or call 1-800-
826-9393 for ticket information.
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* Monday, 11/28/94
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S Lunch: Fish Sandwich or Turkey Nuggets,
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S Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Hamburger on Bun,
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All meals served with milk.
Place to Eat"
Sarasota Herald Tribune
Playboy editor featured speaker
Gretchen Edgren, a retired Playboy magazine edi-
tor, will speak to the Gulf Coast Writers Group at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
on Monday, Dec. 5, at 10:15 am.Visitors are welcome.
For information call Myrtle Moreton 729-2399.
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Sunday-Thursday 4 PM 11 PM
Friday & Saturday 4 PM 1 AM
We deliver to all ofAnna Maria & Longboat Key
SThese are the "Students of the
Week" at Anna Maria El-
ementary School for the week
Sending Nov. 10. Kneeling, left
to right, are Andrea Martin,
Jimmy Brainard and Dustin
Cole. First row, left to right,
S/are Kimberly Kuizon, Trey
Andricks, Michael Mijares,
Jenny Stewart, Shaylie
Murphy and Coty
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to right, are Zachary Schield,
Aaron Lowman, Vaughan
James, Lindsey Geeraerts,
Jackie Carter, Tara Villars.
Island Branch Library exhibits
The Island Branch Library will feature a display of
lino prints and etchings by Islander Virginia Powel and
pottery by Deborah Keller-McCartney in December.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
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A REAL COFFEE HOUSE
Monday............... Reggae Night
Tuesday.................. Movie Night
Wednesday........ College Night
Thursday............. Karaoke Night
Friday.............. Open Mike Night
Saturday............ Poetry Reading,
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CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
from The Islander Bystander
Enjoy a traditional
Thanksgiving feast of
plump roast Turkey, ham
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with our bountiful
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More than a mullet wrapper: a symbol of Floridians
By Bob Ardren
Often joked about by newcomers though never
by old-timers who understand its profound importance
here the mullet symbolizes our community, and
even this newspaper.
The Islander Bystander slogan of "More than a
mullet wrapper!" recognizes the importance of both
mullet and mullet wrappers. Frankly, I find it interest-
ing that "mullet wrapper" is how we measure ourselves
- a measure unique to our area.
And as what could probably be the "last roe mul-
let run out of Cortez" gets underway this year, I'd like
to talk about our community symbol the mullet.
So let's explore a little mullet history today but
first, a story.
In his book on cast netting, Ted Dahlem of St. Pe-
tersburg tells a pretty funny story about mullet:
"Mullet are an amazing fish in that they do not
have a stomach, but rather a crop and gizzard like a
chicken. This unusual feature of the mullet's anatomy
became quite famous in Central Florida some 50 years
ago when a judge ruled that a mullet was a fowl and not
a fish. Even though the names of the fishermen, the
judge, the defense lawyer vary over the years and the
location from Pensacola to Tampa, the story has sur-
"George and Sylvestor Ward were arrested and
charged with taking fish out of season. As it happened,
the fish taken were mullet, and the fishermen arrested
were crackers who knew a mullet inside-out.
Winners in the weekly horseshoe games
held at Anna Maria City Hall for Nov. 19, were
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"The lawyers, who had no use for the newly en-
acted closed season on mullet law, cut open a mullet in
the courtroom and showed it had a crop and a gizzard,
and pleaded a mullet was not a fish, but a fowl.
"The judge ruled so and instructed the court to free
the Ward boys."
This little story makes an important point that most
people don't know about mullet: that is aside from
the part about their gizzard the taking of mullet has
been regulated in Florida since 1906. That probably
makes mullet a regulated species for a longer period of
time than any other fish found in Florida waters.
According to a report to the Florida Marine Fish-
eries Commission released just last Saturday writ-
ten jointly by Vice Chairman Robert Q. Marston, M.D.,
and Executive Director Russell S. Nelson, Ph.D., "Un-
til 1957, solid roe season closures of one to two months
were in place, though their timing and length varied
over the years."
These seasons varied, "according to the geographi-
cal balance of political power," whatever that means.
But I'll bet there are some interesting stories behind
Anyway, the authors go on to relate the fascinat-
ing fact that, "In 1957, all roe season closures for mul-
let were deleted in return for a prohibition on the sale
of snook." Imagine that, some deal-cutters in Tallahas-
see traded the lowly mullet for the sporty snook.
You can be sure commercial fishers saw the wis-
dom in that deal. But now, of course, with the passing
of Amendment 3 by the voters, it has come home to
bite them. Gill netters have come to need that roe
money every winter it's what provides Christmas
and a whole lot more for most of them.
But back to the mullet itself.
By 1988 the Marine Fisheries Commission began
fact-finding and workshops on the status of mullet. And
in 1989 they began formal rule making efforts.
By now the MFC acknowledged there was a rea-
sonable cause for concern about the mullet, being it
was the single-largest component of the inshore net
fishery. The Florida Marine Research Institute in St.
Petersburg was undertaking a five-year study of the
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fishery, but the commission believed they had an ob-
ligation to proceed with some conservation measures.
They wanted a 20 percent reduction in the mullet
It all went downhill from there.
Commercial fishers abandoned the right to use
power-assisted nets in return for size limits, weekend
closures and carefully controlled mesh sizes in their
nets. Both the Florida Conservation Association and
Florida Wildlife Federation opposed these rules any-
way, but they were approved by the governor and cabi-
net in late 1989.
More rule changes led to more challenges and,
frankly, nobody was happy with the situation. In the words
of the report to the MFC, "The political debate over pro-
posed mullet regulation was more intense than any other
management issue addressed by the Commission."
The MFC has come up with some numbers on
mullet landings over the years, though truth be told,
nobody is quite sure exactly what they really mean. But
the trend, if it is a trend, is clear.
In the months of December through February,
9,959,000 pounds of mullet were landed in Florida in
1990-91. For the same period in 1991-92, it was
6,533,000 pounds. In 1992-93, it was 7,523,000, and in
1993-94, it's estimated to be 6,500,000.
Read those numbers and make what you will of
"The passage of the net ban will have a major impact
on fishing mortality," the report continues. "Future issues
of mullet management will likely be focused on allowing
the development of a food fishery with alternative gear
and preventing the uncontrolled development of a large-
scale roe harvest outside of state waters."
Whatever the outcome, the mullet that amuses us (by
jumping and nobody knows why), feeds us (both fresh and
smoked) and symbolizes our community and this news-
paper will live on and hopefully forever.
I've owned a cast net almost from the day I moved
to Florida 20 years ago. Somehow that net and the
mullet I've caught symbolize much of my Florida ex-
See you next week.
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More of the same excellent fishing for all
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The changeable weather is producing unchangeable
fishing: anglers are still reporting excellent catches of red-
fish, trout and snook in the backwater and superb catches
of mangrove snapper and grouper farther from shore.
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said fish-
ers on the four-hour trip is averaging 60 head of Key
West grunts and lane snapper. The six-hour trip is av-
eraging 125 head of lane snapper, vermilion snapper,
Key West grunts, porgies and red grouper. The nine-
hour trip is averaging 65 head of mangrove snapper,
rudder fish, red and black grouper, scamp, porgies and
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers, using select big shrimp, are catching real good-
sized snook and redfish. He predicts that when the
weather cools this weekend the fishing should really
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching black drum, redfish, flounder,
sheepshead and some small snook.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers there
have been catching a few cobia, one too small to keep and
the other couldn't be landed. He reports catches of small
snook, sheepshead, small gag grouper, some nice-sized
flounder, a few mackerel and speckled trout at night. Live
shrimp are the best bait, he noted.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said grouper are thick
in about 80 feet of water offshore when the weather
lets you get that far from land, that is. He said backwa-
ter fishers are doing very well with trout and redfish
near the flats, and sheepshead are starting to appear
near the pilings at the bridges and piers.
Capt. Rick Gross said there are plenty of reds
around, as well as a few keeper snook and lots of
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been successfully tar-
On my boat Magic I've been catching lots of redfish
and trout, with some keeper snook. Offshore, there are still
lots of mangrove snapper near the artificial reefs.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching lots
of very large keeper redfish, some up to 32-inches in
length, and a few good-sized flounder.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said he is hearing
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farther offshore. Grouper hunting is still excellent, and
he's bringing back to the dock some good-sized man-
grove snapper caught on the artificial reefs.
Good luck and good fishing.
Division I: Jared Culhane, Evan Purcell, Jus-
tin Dries, Jacob Pryor, Alberto Valverde, Eddie
Velez, Paul Feeney, Robbie Douglas, Jessica
Foraker, Greg LaPensee, Evan Goldsen, Scott
Atkinson, Bret Lance, Toby Baugher, Ryan
Willard, Michael Smith, Jess Lott, Kaelan
Richards and Barry Andricks.
Division II: Ben Sato, Misty Kinney, Mark
Rudacille, Josh Sato, Daniel Van Andel, Nichole
Miller, Casey Riegel, Laura Wusterman, Jason
Loomis, Jeremy LeGrand, Jeff Comkowycz, Pe-
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Pear, Sky Beard, Jon Cannon, Sara Thomas, Kris
Smith, Joey Mousseau, Mark Lathrop, Jim
Sebastiano, Christian Bax and Matt Losek.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
congratulates everyone for a great season, but spe-
cial congratulations go out to: Robbie Douglas,
who is this year's recipient of the Kenny Randall
Sportsmanship Award; LaPensee Plumbing and
Coach Jeff Foraker, the 1994 Division I champi-
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Division II champions.
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Holiday open house at
Saunders' Island office
Michael Saunders & Co. will hold a holiday open
house at its residential sales and rental office at 3224
East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach.
The event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6
to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a drawing
for a special holiday gift will be presented.
For more information, contact Karen Bosshardt at
Island Shopping Center
hosts open house
The shops in the Island Shopping Center, 54th and
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, invite the community to an
Open House in honor of the holiday season.
The Open House will be held Friday, Dec. 2, from
2 to 8 p.m.
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Reid joins Michael
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past 13 years, Reid has
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Island market for over 10 Re
years. She is also a member
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manager at Saunders
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We offer you the following message of love and
gratitude for Thanksgiving and all the other holi-
days yet to come...
HOW TO PAINT JOY
Bloom where you're planted. Bless yourself. Learn
to watch snails (and sails). Believe in magic.
Look for angels. HUG TREES. Laugh a lot. Do
a nice thing for someone you don't like (but don't
tell anyone). Giggle with children. Give money away.
Believe in everything, especially amazing. Listen
to old people. Take a walk at sunrise in your
pajamas. Talk to Stray Cats. Make YES your favor-
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Island Turtle Watch honors its
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch celebrated another successful year in the fight to save endangered
loggerhead sea turtles by inviting its all-important volunteers to a dinner at the Anchorage restaurant Satur-
day Night. Pictured above, one of the best friends a turtle ever had, Frank Alameda, is joined by his girl-
friend Gwen McKee. At right, "Top Turtle" (Turtle Watch Director Chuck Shumard) dances with his grand-
daughter, Nikki Berry, 9. Nikki later wowed the crowd with her solo steps to "The Twist" and "Boot Scootin'
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to beach and shopping. Priced at $129,500. Call
Carol R. Williams 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Barnes 778-6407.
4 VINYL PANELS & screens. 1 door to fit 17' 6" H X
19' 4" W opening. Tracks & filler strips included.
WHITE WESTINGHOUSE Space Mate stacking
washer/dryer. Good condition. Almond color. $350
firm. Dan 778-5945.
TWIN CANE HEADBOARDS complete beds w/
comforter & sheets, $125. Large wicker etagere,
HOLIDAY LUMINARIA KITS include 12 white
candles, 12 white bags, matches and sand. All for
just $3.50. All proceeds benefit the American Asso-
ciation of University Women Manatee Co. branch.
Available at The Islander Bystander, Island Shop-
ping Center, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
LIGHT TWEED COUCH Paid $900 in March, will sell
for $200 OBO. 778-0380 leave message.
FURNITURE SALE Washer/dryer, 2 dining room
tables and couch & love seat. 813-949-3713/813-
778-7715 week of 11/25, 26 or 27/94.
FOR SALE Boys bike 24", $45. Girls bike 14", $35.
Celestial telescope, $50. Sega & Sega/Genesis w/
many games, $120. All excellent condition. 778-
FOR SALE Antique drop-leaf gate-leg It. mahogany
table, $100. Softside waterbed, $250. All very good
I Come ride with me! I
We'll find your place in paradise.
When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
778-1751 2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
Evenings FL 34217 Office
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Dive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
DRIVE BY AND GIVE US A CALL
$79,900 ..... Great Commercial Lot
413 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
$134,900... Duplex Near The Beach
7805 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
$136,900 ... Great Investment
314 Hardin Avenue, Anna Maria
$189,000 ... Extra Large Lot Private Area
8009 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
$200,000 ... Bay View From Deck
813 Jacaranda Avenue,
$225,000 .. Gulf Front Condo
5441 Gulf Drive #41,
$299,000 ... Beachside Beauty
214 Sycamore Avenue, Anna Maria
$2,110,000. Prime Island Canal front Acreage
S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
Broker Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Pat
Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell, Janice Tressler, Prue Maxon-
Yost, and Kay Kay HardyMS
WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
SATURDAYS 9A.M. to NOON .
MOVING SALE Queen size futon, 80" tan brocade
couch, round wood dining table, glass top coffee
table, 3 wood stacking snack tables. 778-5817.
NEEDED: Inexpensive pool table, ping-pong table,
B-ball goal, so teenage son and friends will be oc-
cupied on weekends nights. 778-6593.
TWIN BEDS One is a trundle $85 per set includes
bedding. Separately: single twin $40. Trundle $50.
DOUBLE BOOKCASE HEADBOARD & frame, shell
pattern spread and sheet set w/ pair of lamps, $135
all. Marble top end table, $35. 778-4302.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
FOUR FAMILY CARPORT sale. Sat., Nov. 26. 9 am
- till. 305 58th St., Holmes Beach. Lots & lots of ev-
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 26. 8 am to 3 am. 203
Coconut Ave., Anna Maria. Luggage, couch, food
grinder, meat saw, clothing, nice misc.
GARAGE SALE Car stereo, wicker chair, stroller,
high chair, children's clothes, etc. Sat., Nov. 26. 8
am to 2 pm. 6803 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
ARTS AND CRAFTS sale including holiday items on
the grounds of Anna Maria Island Art League. 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Sat., Nov. 26. 10 am
- till ?
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* HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT ...
85 x 130' ... deep water and spectacu-
lar views ... $189,500.
* HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT ...
90 x 109' ... deep water and view of
Bayou ... $159,500.
* WOODED HOLMES BEACH LOT ...
100 x 200' ... close to beach & zoned
for 1-4 units ... $129,900.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL BROCHURE
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, sec-
ond floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club-
house, sauna and on site management. Deeded
beach access and excellent rental program.
Priced at $94,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 26 & Sun., Nov. 27.
Power tools, fishing gear, VCR, TV, CB radios,
household goods, baby clothes, furniture, bicycle,
boat & trailer, pickup truck, etc. 9 am to 3 pm. 2915
Ave C., Holmes Beach.
GRANDMOTHER GARAGE SALE Tons of stuff.
Fri., Nov. 25 & Sat., Nov. 26. 8 am to 2 pm. 609
Baronet Ln., Key Royale, Holmes Beach.
MISSING WHITE PERSIAN "Maui" is a white Per-
sian with green eyes and is declawed. Holmes
Beach area. Reward. 778-0229.
FOUND PRESCRIPTION GLASSES on Marina
Court, Holmes Beach. 778-1343.
LOST CAT Reward for return. Black & white long-
haired, small female. "Heide" was lost Nov. 14, from
3012 Ave E., Holmes Beach. She is black with white
belly & legs. White under her green eyes and black
chin. Three legs have black spots above each heel.
She is wearing a red collar with rhinestones. If you
have seen this cat please phone 778-9412, 794-
5605 or 748-6282.
MALE TIGER STRIP kitten. 4 white paws, pink &
black nose. Missing 11/10/94. Longboat Key area.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held
weights (1-2 Ib.) with low-impact movements to burn
body fat while toning. Can participate without
weights. Classes are: Tues. & Thurs.. 7 8 pm. Sat.
9 am 10 am. Information call Geri 779-2129.
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT The views go on
for ever from this fully furnished 2BR/2BA top
floor, end unit. Cathedral ceilings, covered park-
ing, boat dock, short walk to prime beach and
possible owner financing add to the extras of the
condo. Priced at $125,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
GULFFRONTI Great views and wide sandy
walking beach enhance this turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA unit. Well-maintained complex with
pool, covered parking, and storage room. Excel-
lent rental opportunity. Priced at $159,900. Call
ealty i01Gulf Drive
Realty inc. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 i
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RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL / MOBILE HOMES / CONDOS
REPAIRS & REMODELING FREE ESTIMATES SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING
NEW CONSTRUCTION WATER HEATERS BACK FLOW PREVENTORS
EMERGENCY SERVICE GARBAGE DISPOSALS LP TANKS FILLED
Visit Our Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Supply Store.
We are a DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
Member of the Island Chamber of Commerce
LOCK & SECURITY
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed* Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria. Longboat
Key. Cortez. West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE -
Painting by Elaine
We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Ucensed and Insured
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State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
32-Year Island Resident
S A A 9
1 & < s Commercial Residential Free Estimates
San' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lain \ Hauling By the cutorby the month.
Series 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
ty778. l345/ GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
1990 MERCURY MARQUIS GS Beige, fully
equipped, towing package. One owner. $6,699.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
BOAT SLIP for rent. Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
TEACHER/COUNSELOR wanted. Beginning $5.25
hr. Experience preferred. Drug-free workplace. 778-
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS fur full time
retail positions. Pick up applications at Crowder
Brothers Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
HOUSEKEEPING POSITION 20 to 30 hrs week.
Apply at the Coconuts Beach Resort. 100 73rd St.,
Holmes Beach. 778-2277.
HELP WANTED Boutique. Apply in person. 10010
Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.
EXPERIENCED WAIT STAFF wanted. Fine dining.
Evenings only. Call for appointment 383-8898.
CARING DEPENDABLE baby-sitter needed for 3
year old. Sats 7 am 3 pm. Suns 7:30 am 1:30 pm.
778-8362 after 3 pm.
COMPANION/HOME health aide. British male, 35,
available for private duty, friendly, understanding,
flexible and Island home owner. Personal care, driv-
ing, travel, trips, shopping, etc. Island Companions.
FL Lic #02432. 778-7686
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $30.
Crowder Brother Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-
0999. Bradenton 748-8551.
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Is-
land references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alter-
ations. No smoke environment. 778-4680.
CUSTOM FIBERGLASS, ETC. Repairs, gel coat,
boats, decks & hot tubs. No job too big or too small.
All work fully guaranteed. 15 yrs. exp. Call
Bradenton Fiberglass for free estimate 753-9621.
THREE MAIDS CLEANING 10 years experience.
Reliable, reasonable, professionally trained. Homes
and offices. 795-1705 anytime.
NO TIME TO CLEAN Home, apts., rentals, etc. I'm
fast reliable and reasonable. "I like what I do...and
it shows!" References available. 778-4116.
NEED A PICKUP for light moving? Appliances,
brush piles, junk...whatever...odd jobs, carpentry,
painting. Call Eddie O anytime. Cellular 705-0221.
RELIABLE ISLAND COUPLE will tackle your
household chores, painting, re-screening or clean-
ing screens, windows & blinds. House cleaning and
gardening. Please call Peter or Barbara. 778-7616.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4
hours. Crowder Brothers Hardware Holmes Beach
778-0999. Bradenton 748-8551.
MATH PEER TUTOR Gifted private school math-
ematics student (7th grade, 12 years old, who has
completed Algebra 1 & Honor Geometry) will peer
tutor K-6th grade students in mathematics. Excellent
with younger students & experienced. Games, stick-
ers, fun! $5 an hour. Parent supervised. Many
graduates now 'A' students in math! 778-3171.
ISLANDER classified ads really work. Give it a try.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving
the Island 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 refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, stucco, tile, pavers
& concrete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott,
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
HOME MAINTENANCE, CARPENTRY & RE-
PAIRS. Experienced, reliable, small jobs preferred.
Don Staples 778-0225.
CUSTOM RENOVATIONS by Paul Beauregard. All
home improvements. Specializing in kitchens & bath-
rooms. 20 yrs. experience as an industrious highly-
skilled, dependable carpenter and finishing contrac-
tor. My work includes; counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, drywall repairs, fine finish painting, wall coverings,
etc. 387-8066, beeper # 252-6528.
CARPENTER + PLUS Repair & remodeling. No job
to small. Dave 795-8077, Cortez, FL.
1 LG/1SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, legal,
etc.. Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Charming old-style Florida
beach house, Anna Maria City. Located at 118
Palmetto Ave. (corner of Gulf Drive and Palmetto
Avenue.) No pets, no smokers. $1,100 per month,
includes utilities and taxes. 778-1576.
EFFICIENCIES Starting at $140 per week plus
tax. Completely furnished, including utilities. A/C,
cable, near beach. Haley's Motel 778-5405.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
March & April 95. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-949-3713.
STEPS TO BEACH Holmes Beach, 3BR/3BA
beach house. Available Dec. & Jan. this season;
Nov., Dec., Jan. & Feb. next season. Fully
equipped includes W/D. Call 778-4468.
OPEN HOUSE see ad on next page for details.
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complete mobile service!
We do it all for one low price. Everything is
included for $85 on a normal size car.
Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires, Shampoo
Carpets & Seats, Dress Interior, Satin-Black
Under Carriage, Engine Cleaned & Silicone
Protected. Our mobile service means no one
has to drive your car. And we are eco-friendly
utilizing only 100 percent bio-degradable
products. By appointment, at your
convenience, home or office.
NEW mobile service number: 320-0110.
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- SLANDE- CLA SSIFIEDS
STILL AVAILABLE for January 1995. Deluxe beach
2BR/2BA apt., central H/A, W/D. Call Betty Cole,
ANNUAL Beachside elegance. Beautifully refur-
bished apartments. Only steps to the Gulf. 2/2 $750.
1/1, $550. Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay Realty of Anna
GULFFRONT on the beach in village of Anna Maria.
Perfect 3/2 only steps from the water. Nov. & Dec.
Must see! $600 week. 778-3171.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX 1/2 blk from beach. $1,200 mo.
Available Nov., Dec., March, April. Call 1-813-681-
9656. Leave message, will return call.
GULFFRONT EXECUTIVE monthly term rental on
exclusive North Shore Drive in the village of Anna
Maria. One-of-a-kind perfect 3/2 beach house with
all amenities. Steps from water...sunset view from
every room. Now reserving prime winter months
(1,2 or 3 year term). Rent tomorrow's vacation at
today's prices ($3,500 to $10,000 includes all taxes
& utilities). Guarantee your place in the sun on best
beach on Island. Now! Hurry! Prime months (Jan.
thru Apr.) won't last long. 778-3171.
ANNA MARIA Gulf & Bay views. 1BR, patio, pool,
W/D. Furnished. Season or annual. 211 S Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria. 778-2896.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT with bath. Screened
porch, private entrance. Close to shopping. 778-7039.
HOLMES BEACH Annual 2/1 duplex apartment.
One block from beach. Available Dec 1. $500 de-
posit/$500 month plus utilities. 778-6427 after 7 pm.
HOLMES BEACH West of Gulf Dr.! 2/2, seasonal
$1200 month. T.D. Young, 778-5427. Prudential
Florida Realty., 778-0766.
PLAYA ENCANTADA Gulf condo. 2/2, W/D, heated
pool, spa, sauna, tennis and elevator. Available Jan.
$2500 month/$1500 2 weeks. 401-364-3786.
HOUSE IN CORTEZ 2/1, $800 month/$300 week.
Gas, lights, cable & water included. Available Nov.,
Dec. & Jan. 794-2556.
OFFICE STUDIO SPACE 450 sq. ft. Dec. 1. $225
month. Holmes Beach. 779-1118.
COZY COTTAGE 82nd St., Holmes Beach. W/D,
central heat/air, ceiling fans, window blinds, close to
beach. Annual $700 plus utilities. 778-6544.
MAGNOLIA APARTMENTS Renovated, fully fur-
nished, 1BR apt. Studio or guest rooms. Steps to
beach, restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, sea-
sonal. John Kaufmann 813-778-2627 or 778-0116.
WANTED LOCKED GARAGE to rent for car on Is-
land. Yearly basis. 778-3820.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 1/1, dishwasher,
microwave, phone, cable TV, private patio, 1 block
from beach. 2 blocks from laundry. No smoking.
Available December $1000 month. 813-778-4709.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT Holmes Beach, 2
blocks from Gulf. Very attractive, newly remodeled,
patio and hot tub. Non-smoking. Available Dec and/
or March. $695 month. 778-7686.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely fur-
nished interior. Short term. No pets. 778-3143.
3 days/2 nights! $350
On beautiful Anna Maria Island in a prestigious
Gulffront condo. For luxury accommodations, call
Debbie Thrasher, 778-2055 now! The Prudential
SEASONAL FURNISHED 1 BR apartment. Walk to
stores and steps to beach. Clean, quiet, central
heat/air and cable. Minimum 3 months. Holmes
Beach. No pets. 778-2071.
The Islander Bystander Anniversary Celebration
and Holiday Open House is Friday, Dec. 2, 6 to 8
pm. Join us for holiday cheer and music by Mana-
tee High School orchestra ensemble.
EXTRA LARGE 52 X 145 lot in Anna Maria. Great
family area. $79,000. Call Richard Freeman at Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
CANAL FRONT lot in Key Royale across street from
golf course. Deep water bay access. $175,000. Call
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE Anna Maria home close to beach.
3BR/2BA with possible 4th BR or den. Two sepa-
rate entrances make this property unique!
$147,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for details.
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $234,500. Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ONE OF A KIND deep water canalfront home in
Holmes Beach. 6BR/4BA inground pool -
$386,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for details.
BOATERS! Fabulous Anna Maria canalfront lot with
Tampa Bay access. One of the few left! Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 &
3BR units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call
Dick Maher for additional information. Neal & Neal
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT home. Fabulous view!
Owner financing. $350,000. Yvonne Higgins, Island
Real Estate. 778-6066.
LOW INTEREST RATES won't last forever! Buy
your investment property now! Several prime du-
plexes available from Island Real Estate. Ask for
Yvonne Higgins, 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA duplex.
Sell all or part. $169,500. 704-683-1188.
ANNA MARIA RESIDENTIAL lot for sale. 744
Jacaranda. 2 minute walk to beach. Can see the
Gulf from elevation. Dr. Mikles 713-271-5744.
ISLAND DUPLEX Each unit offers 2/2, dining, living
and laundry. Sundeck overlooking the Gulf. Get
ready for breathtaking sunsets from either unit. This
stilted duplex come with A/C, huge storage rooms,
extra closets, covered parking, automatic sprinkler
systems, security and garden lighting. Yard has
been professionally landscaped. By owner for only
REAL ESTATE WANTED Private party, cash buyer,
quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes Beach area.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Top of the line! 2 large
BR/2.5BA. Beautifully decorated (never rented),
pool view, 2 blocks from beach, includes all appli-
ances. $179,000. 810-645-1865.
PERICO BAY CLUB bayfront condo. 2/2, enclosed
garage and all amenities. $139,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate 778-6066.
HOW TO ADVERTISE
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Boxed ad, plus $2.00.
Classified ads for businesses and business
services are minimum $6.50 for up to 21
words. Additional 7 words (one line) $2.00.
Boxed ad, plus $2.00.
Payment is expected when you place the ad
- in person or by mail.The office is located
at 5408 Marina Drive, between D. Coy Ducks
and Chez Andre, in the Island Shopping Cen-
ter, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
KT'S with STYLE
A Jewelry Store For All Ages
Specializing in Sterling Silver
111 7th Street N., Bradenton Beach 779-1308
Installation and Repair of All Electronics
SPECIALIZING IN PC COMPUTER SERVICE
- Call Dave for answers to any technical questions
and for free estimates. 730-1608 or 778-6407
SNutritional Advice* Muscle Toning & Body Sculpting
Stretching Program Individuals or Groups
Geri Travis 779-2129
ROOF AND HOME REPAIR
SHurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
Call Don Tarantola Rco45125 RGO58589 -* PE002374 778-9244
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On Premise Appointments Available
Please mention that you saw this ad in The Islander Bystander.
On Pine Ave. across from the
Historic Anna Maria City Jail
A Prayer To The Blessed Virgin
(Never Known To Fall)
Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of
Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immacilate Virgin assist me
in this, my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me ahilshow me herein you
are my mother, Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God queoaof heaven and earth,
I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heat, help me in this ne-
cessity. There are none that can withstand you call. Oh, show me herein
you are my Mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have
recourse to thee. (3 times) Holy Mary, I place this eause in your hands.
(3 times) Sweet Mother, pray for this cause in your hands. (3 times)
Holy Spirit, resolve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain
my goal. You gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against
me in that in all instances of my life, you are with me. I want this short
prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm again that I never want
to be separated from you even in spite of material things, I wish to be with
you in eternal glory.
Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. The person must say
this prayer on 3 consecutive days. After 3 days, the request will be granted.
This prayer must be published after the prayer is granted.
The Islander Bystander
Dec. 2 5408 Marina Drive
6 to 8 pm land Shopping Center
of Florida, Inc.
SINCE 1948 RX0065455
SOFFIT & FASCIA
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You are cordially invited to attend a
The Islander Bystander 2nd Anniversary Celebration
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Dec. 2 6 to 8 pm
Island Shopping Center
(We're right between
D.Coy Ducks and Chez Andre)
5408 Marina Drive
Get into the holiday spirit at our 2nd
Anniversary Open House it's an Open
House for the entire center the Island
Shopping Center. Join your Island neigh-
bors for refreshments, fun and the holiday
mood of lights and music. The Center
and The Islander Bystander will sponsor
music by an orchestra ensemble from
Manatee High School. Don't miss it.
IISLANDERI l' ;Ii1
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778-7780 : '
12 years and experience in
349 transactions with NEAL &
NEAL, REALTORS. Proven
TRUST with repeat business.
FOCUS, VISION AND GOALS.
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125 47th St.. Holmes Beach .................
620 Fox Street, LBK ...............................
611 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach.........
607 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach...........
2500 Gull Drive, Bradenton Beach..........
607 North Point Drive, Holmes Beach .....
513 Loquat, Anna Maria ........................
606 Crestwood Road, Holmes Beach .....
4000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, LBK...............
609 North Point Drive, Holmes Beach .....
HOMES OFF THE ISLAND
5683 25th St. Circle, Bradenton................. $78,500
7304 13th Avenue, Bradenton ................
6003 101h Avenue, W., Bradenton ...........
7211 41st Court E., Sarasota ..................
3707 Plumosa Terrace., Bradenton.........
6709 881h Street, Bradenton..................
1624 Palma Sola Blvd............................
6818 Pleasant H ill ....................................
4902 64th Drive W ..................................
PERICO BAY CLUB
881 Audubon Drive .................................... $89,900
876 Audubon Drive .................................... $88,500
903 Sandpiper Circle ................................. $89,500
982 Sandpiper Circle ................................. $89,900
706 Estuary ...................................... $94,500
969 Waterside Lane ...............................
1255 Spoonbill Landings ........................
1105 Edgewater Circle ............................
124 1 Edgwater Circle ............................
1371 Perico Point Circle ..........................
1118 Roseale Court ...............................
1305 Perico Point Circle ..........................
624 Estuary D rie .....................................
1230 Spoonbill Landings .........................
120 57th Avenue E, Bradenton ............... $60,000
3007 & 3009 Avenue E, Holmes Beach... $259,000
CONDOS OFF THE ISLAND
5884 Garden Lane................................... .. $ 5,00
111025 Jasmine circle, Perico Island...... $123,700
3920 Mariner's W ay ................................. $205,000
6005 Gulf Dr., #216, Holmes Beach ........ $129,900
701 Manatee Ave, #26, Holmes Beach ... $130,000
6500 Flotilla Dr, #232, Holms Beach ...... $134.500
3701 East Bay Dr, #9-B, Holmes Beach.. $134,900
3803 East Bay Dr, #7-A, Holmes Beach.. $136,000
600 Manatee Ave, #113, Holmes Beach. $142,500
1007 Gulf Dr. N., #215, Holmes Beach .. $142,900
6400 Flotilla Dr., #65, Holmes Beach ...... $159,000
1800 Gulf Dr. N., #215, Bradenton Beach $167,000
6006 Gulf Dr., $212, Holmes Beach .... $178,000
1906 Gulf Dr., #204, Hclmes Beach .... $185.000
600 Manatee Ave. #115.... ......... ...... $141,900
6700 Gulf Dr., #14, Holmes Beach ........ $224,900
807 18th Avenue W., Bradenton ..... ...... $154,900
710 60th St. Ct. E., Bradenton .......... $180,000
2112 First Street W., Bradenton. ........ $350,000
3100 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach ........ $450,000
4016 Gulf of Mexico Dr.. LBK ..... ...... $750,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ................ $850,000
LOTS & ACREAGE ISLAND
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ........ $150,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK .... $325.000
107 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria ...... .. $395.000
17th & Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach .... $450,000
517 Blue Heron, Anna Maria. ......... $500,000
LOTS & ACREAGE OFF ISLAND
810 12th Ave. W., Bradenton .... . $15,000
10205 Old Tampa Road. Ellenton.. .... $70.000
708 44th Ave. E, Ellenton..... ..... .... $74,900
5600 Lockwood Ridge Rd.. Sarasota $329,000
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