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Last ditch effort to spike 'mega-bridge' fails
Katie Pierola gave another unsuccessful try to halt
construction of a 65-foot, fixed-span replacement bridge
for the existing Anna Maria Island Bridge Monday.
Pierola, a member of the Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization and mayor of Bradenton Beach, attempted to
transfer the $14.3 million within the Florida Department
of Transportation five-year work plan allocated for bridge
construction to other projects in the area.
"Anna Maria Island does not want a high bridge,"
she told MPO members. "You should use the bridge
funds to do other work in the area.
"There are serious drainage problems in Holmes
Beach, St. Armands, Longboat Key and Siesta Key.
The Key Royale Bridge needs help, and Anna Maria
has two little bridges that may need repair, too," Pierola
told the unresponsive regional transportation planners.
Pierola was joined by a number of Anna Maria
residents in the request to change bridge funds from the
"mega-bridge" to other projects, but MPO members
were not receptive to the reallocation.
Islanders have opposed the big bridge for safety,
environmental and aesthetic reasons. An administrative
hearing is set for later this month to continue the fight
against the structure.
Environmental managers also have questioned the
environmental impact construction of the new bridge
would cause mangroves and seagrass beds.
Five seek two
seats in Tuesday
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach residents may be in for more than
a change of faces on the council next week if the opin-
ions presented at The Islander By-
stander political forum Monday
present any clues.
The five candidates for two
v:, seats on the council offered similar
positions on expanding the bound-
aries of the city, aggressively seek-
.. ing more grant funds, enforcement
Beaton of ordinances within the city and ex-
pansion of commercial areas into
But the candidate's views differed from the stand
the existing council has taken,
prompting speculation that a major
change may occur in the city.
David Beaton and Walt Grace
seek to represent residents in the
SWard 2 position on the city council.
John Kaufmann, write-in candidate
Kurt Klements and Ed Peters seek
Grace the Ward 4 council seat. Although
the candidates must live within the
district, voters city-wide will elect them.
The election is Tuesday, Dec. 6. Voters may cast
ballots at City Hall, 107 Second
[ Street N., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
S .. Ward 2 candidates
David Beaton is married and
is a father-to-be. He is a three-year
,"^ resident of the city, a former member
of the community redevelopment
Kaufmann agency and a former member of the
citizen advisory committee of the Is-
land Transportation Planning Organization.
Beaton is against high bridges of any kind to the
Island, supports a recycling pro-
gram, favors development on the Is-
land but only within the zoning in
S : which the land development codes
and comprehensive plan allows, sup-
S ports an independent community re-
r-, 4 development agency and supports a
plan to tie property tax increases to
Klements the cost-of-living index.
Walt Grace is retired, a mem-
ber of the city planning and zoning board and is on the
board of directors of the Tingley Memorial Library. He
is immediate past-president of U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81,
and was a pilot in the Korean War.
Ward 4 candidates
John Kaufmann served on the
city council from 1991-92. Heis mar-
*Pets ried, a member of the Shriners and the
Petes Moose Lodge and is a self-employed
general contractor. He favors estab-
lishment of a fiscal policy for the city, an expanding bi-
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an excellent replacement for pesky Australian pines and
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Holiday Wish Book '94,
special section in
The Islander Bystander
cycle path system within the city and alleviation of the
flooding problems at the Cortez Beach parking lot
Kurt Klements is a write-in candidate for Ward 2.
He has worked in Canada and New York in the hotel
and restaurant industries. He is running for office "to
help the people and tourism."
Ed Peters is a 12-year resident of the Island and a
9-year member of the city's board of adjustment.
All of the candidates pledged to aggressively seek
federal, state or private grants to augment the city budget
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, PAGE 2
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ............................. ........ ....... ... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Gift Guide ................................ ............ 10
Stir-it-up ..................................... ........... 18
Football contest............................................. 19
Streetlife ................................................... 22
Anna Maria tides ........................................... 25
Real estate ....................................... .... 26
Crossword ................................... ........ 27
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
DECEMBER 1, 1994
ID PAGE 2 I DECEMBER 1, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Tie vote leaves alley vacation
By Mark Ratliff
In one of the shortest regular city meetings in Anna
Maria City history, the evening's agenda was again
dominated by controversy surrounding a request to
Proportionally, the issue of a requested vacation of
two alleys near Gladiolus Street and North Bay Bou-
levard took more time than any other item during a
meeting that took only 21 minutes to conclude. The
matter of the requested vacations remains hanging in
the air, though.
With Mayor Ray Simches not in attendance, the
four remaining commissioners deadlocked when it
came time to vote on a motion to deny the request, with
Commissioners Dottie McChesney and Chuck
Shumard saying "aye," and Vice Mayor Max Znika
and Commissioner Doug Wolfe saying "no way." Un-
der the rules of parliamentary procedure the city gen-
erally operates with, a motion which fails to get a ma-
jority vote fails, therefore the city commission has not
denied the request to vacate the alleys.
But it hasn't approved it, either. A motion to ap-
prove the request died for lack of a second, as did a
motion to table the matter. As it stands, the issue can
come before the commission for another vote at a fu-
The discussion prior to last week's vote was remi-
niscent of the commission's Nov. 15 work session at
which Shumard voiced concern that approving the va-
cation might set a precedent, especially since earlier
this year the commission had denied a request by the
Sandbar Restaurant to vacate an alley that runs close to
Wolfe began last week's meeting by immediately
trying to allay those fears in the minds of the audience
and his fellow city commissioners, and by suggesting
the commission really has no choice but to grant the
request if the city wants to follow the law.
"We're dealing with people's property rights,"
Wolfe said, noting there is city legislation which per-
mits the city to relinquish claim on city alleys and
"give" the land to homeowners if the city so desires. "I
feel that because there are 11 families abutting (those
alleys), and the people within 100 feet have been noti-
fied, and they're all in favor of vacating (those alleys),
I see no reason the city should not vacate."
Wolfe went on to rebut arguments that allowing the
vacation could open the door to "uncontrolled growth."
"That's a catch-phrase, and I don't know to what
benefit it's used" Wolfe said. "The City of Anna Maria
has very strict zoning codes uncontrolled growth
will never happen in this city even if we vacated every
alley tomorrow morning. We have severe zoning which
disallows anything but a private, single-family home."
Wolfe said that giving citizens an additional 500
square feet which he claims is the average amount
of land a person takes title to when an alley is vacated
- wasn't really useful for building purposes and
would only allow the homeowner to beautify his or her
property a little more completely.
'This city takes every application for an alley va-
cation on an entirely separate basis," Wolfe said.
"There is no way to use another catch-phrase a
'precedent' will be established."
A this time, Wolfe made a motion that the city
approve the requested alley vacation. His motion died
for lack of a second.
Shumard immediately raised his objections.
"I say that it does set a precedent," Shumard said.
"The people do not want to give city property away. It
was made quite clear over a year ago." Shumard's ref-
erence was to the controversial Sandbar alley vacation
request which was discussed in 1993 and ultimately
denied June 28, 1994, in a 3-2 vote, with Znika and
Wolfe voting in favor of it, McChesney, Shumard and
Simches voting against.
"If the people would decide they want to give this
property away then let's go to a referendum and let the
people vote on it," Shumard said.
Wolfe then moved to table the issue until the De-
cember work session.
"Mr. Vice Mayor," said McChesney, "I disagree
with that. I think we've had full discussion on this is-
sue, I think the citizens have chosen what they want us
to do and they have indicated that, at this point, they do
not want us to vacate any city property."
"And," continued McChesney, "there are many rea-
sons for that. We still do not know whether we will need
that land for Swiftmud drainage projects. We don't know
what we'll do with that land in the future, but it is very
important land it is going up by the minute."
McChesney said she figured the average cost of
vacant lots in the city is $12 per square foot, and that
the value of the land which is being considered for va-
cation is $57,000.
"But that's not the point," McChesney said. "The
point is, the citizens have spoken. They do not want us
to vacate alleys it's as simple as that."
"Mr. Chairman, this land does not have a value
because the city is prohibited from selling it," rebutted
Wolfe. "I think it's a flat-out fact, not an assumption,
that people do not want land vacated because they are
afraid of the Sandbar Restaurant getting bigger. That's
the only reason, and anything else, I think, is a fabri-
cation. I feel that the people who are against this action
are violating the property rights of the people who live
in the North Shore section of the city."
Shumard then moved to deny the application, and
was seconded by McChesney. The motion failed to
carry in a 2-2 vote.
All faulted in Tampa
Bay channel ship
Inattention was to blame for the August 1993 boat :
collision in Tampa Bay that caused one of the biggest Ba
environmental catastrophes in the area's history.
The U.S. Coast Guard has faulted all pilots in-
volved in the three-vessel collision that resulted in
about 330,000 gallons of crude oil and 32,000 of avia- '
tion fuel ending up in Tampa Bay. More than $50 mil-
lion was spent to clean up the spilled fuel.
At around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 10, 1993, the phosphate
freighter Balsa 37 was leaving Tampa Bay, piloted by
Capt. Thomas Baggett.
A tug, the Seafarer, pushing a barge was heading into
Tampa Bay, piloted by Capt. Charles Chapman. Behind
the Seafarer was another tug, the Capt. Fred Bouchard, A
piloted by Capt. John Wrasse and Capt Robert West. \
West began to pass Chapman. Midway into the pass-
ing maneuver, there was a collision with Baggett's
The freighter, heavily damaged, limped to the
shoals near Egmont Key. Chapman's barge, carrying i n hih
aviation fuel, burst into flame, sending a tower of fire Voices O high
nearly 100 feet into the air. More than 200 people turned out at Roser Memorial Community Church Sunday evening to see the lighting of
West's barge, carrying No. 6 crude oil and suffering the church's outdoor Christmas tree. But the big attraction was the music, with performances by the Roser
ruptured tanks, anchored near the scene of the accident. Church Choir and The Community Youth Orchestra. Islander Photos: Mark Ratliff
Bradenton Beach election Tuesday for two council seats
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
All of the candidates questioned the proposal to ex-
pand the city's boundaries into the Gulf of Mexico and
Anna Maria Sound, citing enforcement and liability prob-
lems if the city limits were extended. The issue is expected
to come up at the first city council meeting Dec. 8 after
two of the five candidates are sworn into office.
All of the candidates agreed that commercial zon-
ing should not be expanded. The phrase most-heard
was that "commercial development should stay on
commercial property, and residential development
should stay on residential property."
All agreed the issue of additional parking for
beachgoers was a dilemma with no easily resolved
The five did differ on their thoughts toward recent
concerns by residents of late-night noise on Bridge Street.
Beaton suggested the residents meet with lounge
owners, city officials and police to resolve the problems.
Grace suggested more police presence or more
police training. A last resort to the problems would be
earlier closing hours to the businesses there, he said.
Klements favored leaving the lounges open until
2:30 a.m., and said he did not think there was a prob-
lem on Bridge Street.
Kaufmann said there had been a number of com-
plaints to the city about noise, underage drinking,
drinking on the street and the like in recent weeks. He
questioned why police officers could not deal with
enforcing the laws.
Peters said it was a police problem, and said a de-
cision had to be reached by the citizens and the coun-
cil on how to deal with the issues.
The five also disagreed on how to deal with large
expenditures by the city. Criticism has been offered in
recent months about the city council decision to spend
$100,000 to create a commercial parking lot adjacent
to Bridge Street. The question was posed on whether
large city expenditures should be put to the voters for
Peters said referendums are costly and council
members should be in touch with the residents to re-
ceive their input.
Kaufmann said a referendum on the city parking
lot was unnecessary and that it is incumbent upon
council members to get citizen input.
Klement said council members should listen to the
people and vote.
Grace said the council should be able to receive
Beaton said a cap of $100,000 on city expenditures
should be in place, with larger purchases going to the
people on a referendum.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 1, 1994 A PAGE 3 Ij
DOT offers too little, too late for Key
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger was told the cold, hard
funding facts about the Key Royale Bridge Monday:
don't expect any money from the Florida Department
of Transportation any time soon to fix the structure.
In a meeting with officials from the DOT, the
Metropolitan Planning Organization and Manatee
County, Bohnenberger received the news that any
funding assistance to repair the bridge would not come
before next July at the earliest a date he said was too
far in the future to repair the immediate needs of the
bridge to Key Royale.
A scheme for the city to pay for the work and get
reimbursed by the DOT appears unmanageable since
any approval by the DOT could not come until July
It appears the city will have to pay for the $438,000
bridge approach work to keep the only route to Key
Royale safe and serviceable. That amount does not take
into account the cost to replace the bridge itself, esti-
mated to cost an additional $400-$500,000.
The problem with providing funding from state or
federal sources, DOT's Norm Feder said, is that the
Key Royale Bridge is what is called an "off system"
structure that is not a part of the Florida highway sys-
tem. Regular state funding to repair or replace the
bridge could be used, he said, but it would have to be
added to the DOT workplan probably in the year
Other funding is available from federal sources,
Feder said, but that revenue source is limited to the
worst bridges within each DOT district. As hard to
believe as it is, Feder agreed, the Key Royale Bridge
is not as bad off as some other structures within the
"Our analysis was that a band-aid approach won't
work on the approaches," Bohnenberger said.
... but OKs Bradenton Beach drainage
repair, Longboat Key seawall
Regional transportation planners approved
$446,000 worth of drainage improvements along Gulf
Drive in Bradenton Beach Monday.
The beleaguered highway has been the focus of
attention for months when it was discovered the newly
renourished beach along Anna Maria Island had
blocked the drainage pipes which had originally carried
excess rainwater into the Gulf of Mexico.
Construction is scheduled for 1996-97. The work
includes about $325,000 for construction, $40,000 for
design and $80,000 for engineering and inspection.
Planned are drainage improvements to four sec-
tions of Bradenton Beach, including:
Gulf Drive-Cortez Road Intersection, $123,738.
Work will include drainage improvements.
Cortez Beach parking lot, $152,692. Work will
correct perennial drainage problems experienced at the
south end of the lot.
City Hall, $44,298. Work will improve drainage
at the flood-prone area of Gulf Drive.
"S" curve between 17th-22nd Street N., $5,468.
Work will include drainage improvements.
Requests by officials from Longboat Key to install
$400,000 worth of revetment at mid-key were also ap-
proved by Metropolitan Planning Organization mem-
bers Monday. Longboat Key officials had made the
request last summer, citing the need to protect Gulf of
Mexico Drive from storm damage after their unsuc-
cessful beach nourishment project last year.
Another request for drainage work came from
Sarasota Mayor Nora Patterson, who requested state
funding assistance for a flood-prone section of north-
ern Siesta Key. That request produced 11 options for
the drainage improvements, ranging in price from sev-
eral thousand dollars to more than $2 million. Officials
from Sarasota, the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion and the MPO will continue meetings to determine
the best option for that roadway.
Funding for the projects comes from a proposed
shoreline revetment that was planned for Bradenton
Beach and deemed unnecessary in light of last year's
beach renourishment project.
Royale Bridge fix
Public Works Director John Fernandez said the
city had originally hoped to do minor repair to the
bridge in the hopes of receiving state or federal money
for a new bridge, but studies on the approaches indicate
only a major repair effort would work.
"We have no idea of the seawall's life span,"
Fernandez said. "It's in very poor shape." He said the
bridge approach and the new bridge should be able to
The city had budgeted about $130,000 for the bridge
approach work. Unfortunately, the lowest bid Holmes
Beach received for the construction was $438,000.
About the only bright light in the meeting was pro-
vided by MPO Executive Director Mike Guy, who said
he would review the five-year DOT workplan to try
and find a funding source to replace the bridge. He is
expected to offer a report to MPO members in January.
Anna Maria City
12/7, 10 am., staff meeting
12/6, 3 p.m., Planning Commission
12/6, 6 p.m., Special work session
12/6, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
12/3, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
12/5, 7:30 p.m., Needs Assessment Task
Force, Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Dr., Anna Maria.
S12/6, 9 am., Manatee County Commission
discussion of Island mayors' request
for no-wake zone around the Island,
County Administration Building,
1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
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13 PAGE 4A DECEMBER 1, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Neighborhood Crime Watch comes to Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Cpl. Pat Morris of the Manatee County Sheriff s
Office (MSO) brought the Neighborhood Crime Watch
message to Holmes Beach residents last week in a com-
munity meeting sponsored by the Holmes Beach Police
The message, said Morris, is that crime can be de-
terred through a network of trained residents who report
suspicious activities to their local police departments.
Lt. Dale Stevenson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department said the city hopes to spearhead an Island-
wide effort that will join with the coalition of Neigh-
borhood Crime Watch programs established through-
out the county by the MSO.
"The police departments and road patrols are work-
ing in a reactive mode," explained Morris to the group.
"Something happens and they react With crime preven-
tion we talk about the proactive mode. You're going to try
to deter the crime by being the eyes and ears for your
neighbors, friends, family and law enforcement You're
going to try and stop the crime before it happens."
Morris said 376 Neighborhood Crime Watches
have been established throughout the county in the past
"We feel if you can get your neighborhood in-
volved and everyone is doing their small part and truly
participating, it works and it works very well," said
Morris. "The bottom line is I can instruct you, Lt.
Stevenson can be there to support you and show you;
however, the watch is yours. It works because you
work at it and your neighbors help you. It all comes
down to communication."
Morris said participants are expected to attend four,
one-hour instructional sessions. The first is an introduc-
tion to the Neighborhood Crime Watch. The second fo-
cuses on residential security, the third on personal
safety and the fourth on con artists and fraud.
"In the first session, we will be telling you how to
call in to your local police department, how to call in
to the sheriff's department, the types of responses you
can expect, how law enforcement answers calls and so
on" noted Morris. "When people understand better,
they are a little more patient with the system."
Other aspects of the session include how to make
a drug intelligence report, duties of the Neighborhood
Crime Watch chairpersons and block captains, how to
maintain the program, types of suspicious activity to be
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aware of and how to make vehicle and suspect descrip-
tions. The session also details the best way to identify
personal property within the home to deter burglars and
explains the C.A.T. (Combat Auto Theft) program.
"We ask today that people engrave their driver's li-
cense number into items," said Morris. "The
reason is your driver's license number stays
in the computer banks for 99 years."
C.A.T. is a state-wide program in :
which automobile owners register their .
vehicle at the local police department and '
receive a sticker to be placed a designated
spot on the vehicle. If the vehicle is seen on
the roadways anywhere in the state be-
tween the hours of 1 and 5 a.m., any law
enforcement officer may to pull the vehicle
over and check the driver's identification. Morris
The second session on residential secu-
rity details types of locks and their effectiveness, how to
secure various types of windows and doors, security lights,
alarm systems, securing you home while on vacation, etc.
"There's always something you can do to enhance the
security of your home," noted Morris. "We talk a lot about
locks and lights. Lights are a big deterrent to crime."
She told of a new strobe light that an alarm com-
pany can install on the roof of the residence. Once the
home is entered the strobe light goes off in tandem with
the alarm. Another effective light is the electronic sen-
sor which is activated when a person comes within a
certain distance of the building.
The third program is devoted to person safety, both
at and away from home.
"One of the things we look at are the purse
snatchings and assaults," said Morris. "There are things
that you can learn to keep you from getting in a bad
situation in the first place. We tell you how to begin
doing things a different way, such as not carrying
shoulder purses that are an easy targets for purse
snatchers. People that do these types of crime target
you. They tell us they look for people that will make
good victims and look for opportune moments to take
advantage of victims."
The final training session is on con artists and
fraud. This type of crime is under reported, she said,
because victims are embarrassed at being conned,
which also serves to perpetrate the crime.
"These are people who slicker you out of your
money," said Morris. "They will take you for thousands
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The session also covers consumer and repair fraud.
Morris said there is a state hotline for consumer questions
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paigns in the state and how the groups' funds
are used is available to callers.
At the end of the four training ses-
,..- sions, participants receive certificates to
show they are sanctioned by local law en-
forcement. The program offers periodic
updates and additional programs such as a
neighborhood patrol and marine watch.
Morris said a coalition of 100 Neighbor-
hood Crime Watch groups meets once a
month at the main library in Bradenton to
exchange ideas and 65 of the groups have joined a voice
messaging system in which one group can alert other
groups about a particular crime that has occurred in the
group's area. GTE is using the voice messaging system in
a national pilot program and has produced brochures ex-
plaining the system for MSO use.
"If somebody tells you that law enforcement is going
to turn the crime problem around all by themselves,
they're 100 percent wrong," revealed Morris. "It is going
to take you and your neighbors, law enforcement and the
whole criminal justice system to make some drastic
changes for things to begin to work and work well. The
system is broken and it needs fixed."
The first step is for a group of neighbors to decide
how large an area they want to cover two streets,
several blocks or a section of the city; find a place and
time to meet; then contact Stevenson at 778-7875 to set
up a schedule for training, said Morris. Business spon-
sors can help purchase training literature.
Stevenson said Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
residents who want to form a Neighborhood Crime
Watch group are welcome to contact him and attend the
training sessions in Holmes Beach.
"I'm starting this program because I'm tired of
being in the reactive mode," said Stevenson.
"These three cities try so hard to be their own sepa-
rate entities. That's fine but we have to close the net as
far as crime is concerned. Crime is coming and we
want you to become the nosy neighbor and tell us about
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 1, 1994 A PAGE 5 Ei
Citizens seek attorney's appearance at bridge hearing
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini asked
council to instruct their city attorney to appear on the
city's behalf at an administrative hearing with the
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) con-
cerning the Manatee Avenue bridge.
The hearing was requested by concerned Islanders
who maintain that public hearings on the proposed
construction of a 65-foot-high fixed span replacement
bridge were not proper, the proposed bridge is not safe
in high winds, alternatives to the proposed bridge have
not been considered and the proposed bridge would be
harmful to the environment.
Martini said since the council passed a resolution
against the proposed bridge, the city should provide its
support by sending the attorney to appear at the admin-
istrative hearing as an intervener.
Resident Bob Van Wagoner explained, "An inter-
vener is someone who simply says, 'I represent a body
that has an interest here.' Usually in situation like this
the attorney files a paper petitioning himself as an in-
tervener in the case. It would probably be of value that
he appear at the opening of the hearing but he would
not be expected to stay there."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore felt the city's reso-
lution was enough and she did not favor spending any
additional money for the attorney to appear at the hearing.
"I've seen the direction change on the bridge issue
to where now those people do not want any replace-
ment bridge," noted Whitmore. "I don't support that.
I've always supported a replacement bridge with safety
lanes. To me they're not representing Holmes Beach."
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said the
city should support the citizens' action.
"A state agency did not follow the correct public
notification," she said. "The public hearings were bo-
gus. I think we should show a support of strength from
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said the purpose of the
hearing is to determine if FDOT followed the proper
procedure, not to focus on any particular bridge design.
"This is a council decision," he said. "I think the
council should consider how much time you're asking
the attorney to commit. His litigation rate is $125 per
hour. Do you want to put a cap on it?"
Martini said the attorney is not being asked to be-
come involved in the proceedings but to show the city's
support as its representative.
Resident Peter Ereg added, "The object is to testify
that the city has a resolution against a 65-foot bridge."
Councilwoman Pat Geyer said she does not sup-
port the proposal because "not all the citizens feel like
this. The city should not spend taxpayers' money to
send Steve Dye up there. SAM (Save Anna Maria)
started this and I think they should see it through."
Van Wagoner said the city could send one of the
council people as a representative but "because
you're in a legal arena, the common practice is to
send your attorney."
Bohnenberger said the council should vote on the
matter because it will involve the expenditure of city
funds. He said it should also give the attorney explicit
instructions on what it expects him to do.
Reichard said the council should also put a cap on
any expenditure of funds.She said she will speak to the
citizens' attorney and find out what he expects of the
city attorney at the hearing.
Council will vote on the request Dec. 6.
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Bradenton Beach City
Bradenton Beach voters go to the polls next Tues-
day to elect two council members from a field of five
Ward 2 council candidates are David Beaton and
Walt Grace, seeking the seat currently held by Herb
Dolan, who decided not to seek another term.
Ward 4 council candidates are John Kaufmann, Ed
Peters and write-in candidate Kurt Klements, seeking
the seat currently held by Jim Kissick, who also de-
cided not to seek another term.
Although candidates must reside in specific dis-
tricts, voters choose city-wide from the entire roster of
Beaton, a Ward 2 candidate, is a young father-to-be
who brings fresh ideas and a new perspective to the coun-
cil. His thoughts on rezoning and recycling deserve merit,
as does his insightful approach to city government
Grace, a Ward 2 candidate, brings a more down-
home, midwestern approach to the city and, as he puts
it, "I like to stay busy and I sure will work for you." We
like his ideas of keeping informed and in touch with the
electorate. We believe he will work diligently on behalf
of the city.
Kaufmann, a Ward 4 candidate, is a proven profes-
sional for the city, serving on the council in the early
1990s. He brings thoughtful and well-seasoned reason-
ing to the council, is especially knowledgeable about
current city policies and will be a quick study.
Peters, a Ward 4 candidate, also brings experience to
the council with his tenure on the board of adjustment
From a field of well-qualified candidates for the
Bradenton Beach City Council, we endorse Walt
Grace for Ward 2 and John Kaufmann for Ward 4.
We welcome our readers to an open house at our
office on Friday, Dec. 2. to celebrate the newspaper's
second anniversary. It is also open house for Island
Shopping Center, where Santa is promised to make an
appearance. The newspaper is hosting music for the
event with an appearance of the Manatee High School
Chamber Orchestra. Please take time to join us between
6 and 8 p.m. at the corner of Gulf and Marina Drives.
It's our second year publishing the Holiday Wish
Book, a special section this week that highlights needs
of the community's service organizations and the el-
ementary school. Please take time to add something
from the wish book to your holiday shopping list. We
hope all the wishes come true.
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Dictator for mayor needed not
A "strong mayor" does not a "correct mayor"
Nor does it reduce Holmes Beach's five duly-
elected council people to serfdom. There must be a
better, more equitable way.
Holmes Beach's City Charter is not that unusual a
document. Perhaps we have a city attorney who bends
the mayor's ear by bending interpretations of the char-
ter that others have seen more clearly for years.
The city council is vested with "all legislative pow-
ers of the city," and its duties and actions are listed in
detail in the charter before the mayor's. The city coun-
cil can adopt or amend the administrative code, which
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger refers to so readily; it can
"alter or abolish any city department or agency." It lev-
ies our taxes, sets user fees, and can amend or repeal
any city ordinance.
The charter requires the council to adopt "a budget
for the ensuing fiscal year." It does not have to adopt
the budget submitted to it by the mayor. Like the Con-
gress with the President, like the state legislature with
the governor, the city council is the prime legislator of
the budget the mayor proposes, the council ques-
tions and adds and deletes and balances until the
council agrees upon a budget it can approve, and thus
"adopt" for the city that fiscal year.
A new mayor, with a new make-up of city coun-
cil, must also appoint or re-appoint the other non-
elected city administrative officers (including the
present city attorney), just as Congress approves the
President's cabinet so the council can approve or fail
to approve. If the council does not concur, the mayor
must come up with different candidates until one is ap-
That is the way of government with executive and
legislative checks-and-balances. Otherwise, the city is
open to the building of a patronage machine. It is no
small danger. The department heads would be guaran-
teed tenure as long as the mayor sits, and become part
of his re-election team, like it or not. Or, have been
promised tenure by an incoming candidate, and tilt the
process for him/her. There are good reasons for checks
and balances. They should be used. If the city charter
does not mean this, then Holmes Beach needs to
change its charter.
Talented and hard-working department heads have
nothing to fear from a council which must operate in
the sunshine; they would have more to fear from a dic-
tatorial mayor who comes to control their future. That's
not the case here. But let's not start bad habits.
The voters wanted a strong administrator in the
mayor's office; but not a dominating executive over
what is a well-balanced council, which has its own
leadership roles. All are working hard. If we're going
to "play by the book," let's read both left and right-
hand pages. And in the process, maybe get a new city
Bob VanWagoner, Holmes Beach
Thanks for Wish Book
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, I would like to ex-
press our most sincere appreciation to The Islander By-
stander for the outstanding community service you
provide. There really are no words to properly thank
you or express our appreciation to you but please know
that we recognize your commitment to our community
and the great service you provide by printing the Com-
munity Center's many activity schedules and public
service announcements every week.
Thank you also for writing last year's "Wish List"
column. As you may remember, the Community Cen-
ter received a most generous donation from Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Lester. Through their generosity we were
able to purchase some much-needed program equip-
Mr. and Mrs. Lester, with great wisdom and love
for our community, have become the primary catalyst
in the establishment of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Endowment Trust Gifts to the endowment
are under a perpetual trust which prohibits the expen-
diture of the principle investment. The gift to an en-
dowment is the gift that keeps on giving year after year.
Thank you and your staff for encouraging and sup-
porting all the non-profits in our fine community.
Pierrette. J. Kelly, Executive director
Anna Maria Island Community Center
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THOSE WERE THE AIYS
Part 3, The War of 1898
by June Alder
The Tampa Bay Hotel (now the University of Tampa) was a glamorous place
from which to conduct a war.
"A nearly full moon was just rising
over the trees on the eastern side of the
hotel park, touching with silver the drifts
of white blossoms on dark masses of
oleander trees in the foreground, and
flooding with soft yel-
low light the domes, 'The first i
Moorish arches and long summer w,
facade of the whole im-
when the l
mense building [the
Tampa Bay Hotel]. Two wagon trai
regimental bands were town on th
playing waltzes and pa- from Tamp
triotic airs under a long away.'
row of incandescent
lights on the broad verandah. Fine-look-
ing, sun-browned men, in all the varied
uniforms of army and navy, were gath-
ered in groups here and there, smoking,
talking or listening to the music. The
rotunda was crowded with officers, war
correspondents and gaily attired ladies,
and the impression made upon a new-
comer, as he alighted from the train, was
that of a brilliant military ball at a fash-
ionable seaside summer resort...."
That passage by New York journal-
ist George Kennan conveys the aura of
romance surrounding the beginning of
our country's first foreign war.
What was it like for the 17-year-old
daughter of a small-town postmaster to
be a part of the glamorous events of the
Mabel Williams, soon to marry the
son of Anna Maria Island pioneer
George Emerson Bean, wrote all about
it 40 years later.
"The first heat of early summer was
with us when the long army wagon
trains rolled into town on the sandy
roads from Tampa nine miles away,"
she began. "I can remember as if it were
yesterday the excitement that spread
through our little town. It was as if Port
Tampa were the objective of a gold
When her father was told to prepare
for possibly 60,000 troops, he hurried to
hire more clerks. And, despite the fact that
Mabel was underage, he got permission to
swear her in as assistant postmaster.
Mabel was in charge of money or-
ders and registered mail.
"Our post office was at one end of a
large general store but our business
grew to such enormous proportions we
nearly crowded the merchant out," she
wrote. "We took in more money than
we could keep in the small office safe,
so Mother and I hid it at night in our
at of early a week I would wrap
with us the currency in rolls
of newspaper and take
Sthe train to Tampa to
rolled into deposit it safely in the
;andy roads bank. There were
nine miles many bad characters
aboard but my father
thought no one would
suspect that a young girl, in those by-
gone days, would be carrying large
sums of money in newspaper bundles.
Evidently he was right for I was never
disturbed. Probably my innocence and
ignorance along with the fearlessness
of youth were my protection."
Mabel was quickly caught up in the
military social whirl.
"Though I had to work long hours
I managed to have good times along
with it. The soldiers were lonely and
homesick, and seeing me so often in the
post office, came to feel I was a special
friend and showered me with invita-
tions to dances, etc. Some of the offic-
ers occasionally walked me home from
the office but as I was engaged to a
young man to whom I was trying to be
loyal, I evaded their company by riding
my bicycle. By so doing I kept my fian-
cee in a better humor."
Mabel engaged in a bit of naughty
deception with her swains: "When my
officer friends asked who the young
man was who came to the office so of-
ten, I told them he was a good friend of
my family's. And when the sometimes
jealous young man asked me why the
officers called at the office so much and
visited my home so often I told him
they were my father's friends. All of
which was true."
Perhaps these flirtations helped to
prepare her for a more demanding -
and dangerous war-time role. The
assignment would come from General
William Shafter himself, commander
of the Cuba invasion force.
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Newly elected Anna Maria Island Fire Control District Commissioners George Jackson and Marty
Duytschaver were given the oath of office by Fire Chief Andy Price along with their fellow seated commis-
sioners following the November election. The swearing-in ceremony was followed by a reception at the fire
station in Holmes Beach. From left, Commissioners John VanOstenbridge, Glen Bliss, Jackson, Duytschaver
and Sandy Haas.
Island transportation planners
endorse bridge charrette plan
Island transportation planners have endorsed plans
for a new bridge to serve southern Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key.
Members of the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, comprising representatives from the cit-
ies of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach, unanimously passed a resolution Monday that
states, "It is in the profound best interests ... of the
citizens ... their guests and all who visit the public
beaches at the southern extremity of Anna Maria is-
land to realize an additional and appropriate bridge to
satisfy the current and future traffic demands of the
geographical community to our south."
The group also endorsed the concept of a
charrette, or planning session, "... to realistically
evaluate the feasibility and locality pursuant to con-
struction of a new bridge to serve northern Longboat
Key and the Coquina Beach recreational area on Anna
The ITPO membership discussed the health,
safety and welfare of citizens on the Island and
Longboat Key in their deliberations on the matter,
deciding that such a bridge would be invaluable as
an aid to hurricane evacuation.
Traffic demands on the Cortez Bridge currently
have reached more than 17,500 cars per day, of which
80 percent are southbound, the resolution states. That
traffic count is expected to top 24,000 cars per day
within four years.
Florida Department of Transportation and the re-
gional transportation planning group, Metropolitan
Planning Organization, have been working to hold a
charrette (intense study) on a third bridge between the
mainland the barrier islands for several months.
The parameters of the bridge would lie between the
Cortez Bridge and the Ringling Causeway Bridge in
The charrette would bring together citizens, agency
officials and elected officials in an intensive, multi-day
series of meetings to determine feasibility and location
of a new bridge.
Although the Island community has endorsed the
third-bridge concept, officials on Longboat Key have
objected to any such bridge touching that island.
MPO officials have estimated that the charrette
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Ted and June Lewis ofSarasota were among the thousands who decended on the Holmes Beach city field last
year at this time to enjoy the art festival put on by the Anna Maria Art League. The Lewis's admired the
award-winning work of Bradenton artist Susanna Spann who will return for the event this weekend, Dec. 3
and 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 1, 1994 W PAGE 9 I3
You art to see
One of the charter
members of the Artists
Guild ofAnna Maria
Island, Inez Hansen,
hosted guests at a
reception at the Guild
Gallery Sunday to
celebrate the opening
of Hansen's showing of
oil paintings. The show
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and features some of
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mobile clinic which will be located at the Anna Maria
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
These immunizations are available to any child
who needs them. No appointment is necessary, but
county health officials ask that you bring your
child's immunization records with you. For more in-
formation, call the health department at 748-0666,
ext. 1424 or 1269.
Holmes Beach Civic
Association to met
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will hold a
meeting at 10:30 am. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Island
Branch Library, Holmes Beach, in the Walker Swift
The association will hear a report from the steer-
ing committee, and there will be a guest speaker from
a successful and active area civic association.
Attendees to the first meeting are reminded to
bring a neighbor.
Snowbirds: Looking for a
ringer? Look no further!
The horseshoe players who get together every
week for friendly match-ups want returning winter visi-
tors to be aware that the games they loved when they
headed back north last spring are still going strong. Just
like before, anyone who has a yen to pitch horseshoes
is welcome to participate in the contest which gets
underway every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Dr.
Winners of the Nov. 26 games were George
Landraitis and George McKay.
Runners up were Ruth Foehrkolb and Hurb Puryear.
Saunders' changes date
of open house
Michael Saunders & Company will hold a holiday
open house at its office at 3224 E. Bay Dr., Holmes
Beach, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Refreshments will be served and a drawing will
be held for a special holiday gift presented by Excep-
tional Title Services, Inc.
For information, call Karen Bosshardt, 778-6654.
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historic Island Playhouse
and runs through Dec. 11.
"This is a tale of love,
murder and blackmail,"
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Small add up to a comedy is
a triumphant masterstroke
by its author, Bob Barry."
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Gloria J. Coyle
Gloria J. Coyle, 68, of Bradenton Beach, died
Nov. 26 at home.
Born in Elmhurst, Il., Mrs. Coyle came to
Manatee County from there in 1955. She was a
homemaker and a former newspaper carrier. She
was an artist who painted and worked in ceramics,
and liked cooking. She was Lutheran.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred L.; a
son, David Magger of Bradenton Beach; four step-
sons, Mike, of Sarasota, Alfred Jr., of Vero Beach,
Vernon and Dale, both of Bradenton; a stepdaugh-
ter, Alana Coyle Fine of Sarasota; four grandchil-
dren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were.held in private. Memorials may
be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd.
St. W., Bradenton, Fla., 34209.
Godfried N. Hansen
Godfried N. (Gus) Hansen, 84, of Anna Maria,
died Nov. 25, 1994.
He was born Sept. 28, 1910 in Jersey City, New
Jersey, and came to Anna Maria Island 22 years ago
from Alexandria, Virginia.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and
the Korean Conflict. Serving 23 years, he retired as
a lieutenant colonel.
He was a member of the Powhatan Lodge in Pe-
tersburg, Virginia, the Anna Maria High-12 Club,
Sahib Temple of Sarasota, the Gulf Shrine Club and
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.
Survivors include his wife, Wilda 0.; his
daughter, Karen, of Denver, Colorado; his son,
Chris N.; his granddaughter, Kerry; and his great-
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grandson, Eric, all of Olympia, Washington.
Memorial services were held at the Church of
the Annunciation. Burial was in Arlington National
Cemetery in Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made to the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217
Maxine Z. McShane
Maxine Z. McShane, 79, of Holmes Beach died
Nov. 20 at her son's home in Ketchum, Idaho.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. McShane came to
Holmes Beach in 1976. She attended the University of
Cincinnati, was active in the Island Garden Club, the
DAR and the Womens Club of Anna Maria Island.
She is survived by a son, James, in Ketchum,
A memorial service was held at Woodriver
chapel, Halley, Ida. Memorials may be made to the
American Diabetes Association.
Lena R. Phelps
Lena R. Phelps, 95, of Bradenton, died Nov. 21
Born in Prattville, Ala., Mrs. Phelps came to
Manatee County from Alabama in 1900. She was a
former principal of Anna Maria Elementary School.
She was a member of Roser Memorial Church. She
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Services were held at Shannon Funeral Home
with Revs. Alfred Butterfield and Frank Hutchison
officiating. Burial was in Palma Sola Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lena Phelps Memorial
c/o Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Dr.
N., Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.
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Citizens can join the fight against AIDS on "World
AIDS Day," Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Manatee County
Courthouse steps at 1:20 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
There will be a reading of the public proclamation
by the Manatee County Commission, a sounding of
bells in recognition of the 14 years of the HIV/AIDS
epidemic, and presentations and brief comments from
community leaders and individuals from the People
With AIDS community.
The event is to strengthen public support for those
with the HIV disease, and for continued public educa-
tion to combat this health crisis.
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Art shop holds
holiday open house
The Island Gallery West, 5348 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, will host a holiday Open House reception on
Friday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend and meet the artists.
For information call 778-6648.
Selby Gardens holds.
Selby Gardens' Department of Education will of-
fer Renata Sawyer's popular class, "Nature Printing on
Fabric," on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 7 and 8 in
the Activities Center.
Time for the two-day program is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participants will learn how to apply special paint to
flowers and other plants and transfer the images to fab-
ric, and will create their own art-to-wear.
Materials are provided. Cost is $60 for members
and $70 for non-members.
Contact Spencer Ketchum or Gail Adkins at 366-
5731 for information.
Artist Florence Putterman
exhibits at MCC
"Explorations in Several Media" by artist Florence
Putterman will be on exhibit until Thursday, Dec. 15,
at Manatee Community College Bradenton Campus,
5840 26th St. West.
Regular gallery hours at the MCC Fine Art Gallery
are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 6 to
9 p.m. on Thursday. The gallery will be closed during
the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 24 and 25.
For information, call 755-1551, ext. 4251.
Holiday cards to benefit Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary
Holiday greeting cards specially designed by
Venice artist Beckie Allen to benefit the Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary, are now available for purchase at Kerr
Graphics and J&J Graphics, bothin Holmes Beach, and
at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota.
The cards are available in three unique pelican
designs, and are priced at 20 cards for $10. Proceeds
will support the rescue, rehabilitation and educational
programs of the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary.
Manatee Players opens
'The Lion, The Witch and the
The Manatee Players will open its holiday produc-
tion of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" on
Friday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. The show is part of the Play-
ers' popular "For The Family" series which is geared
specifically to young people and families.
After opening night, performances are scheduled
for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4; Thursday and
Friday, Dec. 8 and 9; and Saturday and Sunday, Dec.
10 and 11. Weekend performances are at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and
can be obtained by calling the Riverfront Theatre Box
Office at 748-5875.
Island Players to hold auditions
Auditions for the John Kander and Fred Ebb mu-
sical, "And the World Goes 'Round,'" will be held at
the Island Players Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7:30
Peter Strader, director, invites men and women
who can "sing and move" to participate in this celebra-
tion of the hit songs from "Cabaret," "Kiss of the Spi-
der Woman," and "New York, New York." He also
The theater is located at Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue, Anna Maria City. For further information call
'Love Letters' performed to
benefit AIDS Council
The Manatee Players Riverfront Theater will
present "Love Letters" to benefit the AIDS Council of
Manatee, Inc., on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $25, of which $12 is tax deductible. A
reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the perfor-
For ticket information call 742-2653 or 753-2705.
Van Wezel offers something
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota
has an early December calendar full of a variety of
On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Van Wezel's popular
Saturday Mornings for Kids series will present "Fron-
tier Festival." The "master funnyman of the age" Vic-
tor Borge will return to the hall for two performances
on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 13, followed by
musical legend Rosemary Clooney's "White Christmas
Party" on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
Theatre Works offers
special holiday show
Theatre Works, 1247 First St, Sarasota, has sched-
uled a special holiday show, "Angel Capers," staring
This is a fun-filled holiday musical for the whole
family and was written and composed by Jeanette
LaVoy of New York City. There will be five perfor-
mances from Wednesday, Dec. 14, through Sunday,
Call the Theatre Works box office, between 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays at 952-9170 for ticket infor-
Library and film festival
The Manatee County Central Library in conjunc-
tion with the Sarasota French Film Festival will present
an in-depth exploration and critical look at "The Films
of Francois Truffaut" on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7
p.m., in the library's auditorium.
The public is invited to attend.
Jazz Club of Sarasota
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will award $5,000 in
college scholarships to assist talented young musicians
residing in Sarasota and Manatee Counties who wish
to pursue careers in jazz or jazz education.
The competition is open to all high school and col-
lege students who live in the area, although they may
be attending college elsewhere. The criteria for selec-
tion will be merit and demonstrated ability/interest in
Applications may be obtained from the Jazz Club
office, 290 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, or from school
Applicants do not have to be in school, as long as
they are studying an instrument privately, or playing in
a musical group. Applicants should be prepared to play
two numbers, at least one of which is jazz. As impro-
visational skills are important in jazz study, each stu-
dent must also play at least two 12-bar choruses of jazz
style improvisation on blues. Every application must be
accompanied by a reference letter from his/her music
director or private teacher.
Auditions are to be held on Dec.15 and 16, from 3
to 5 p.m. Audition site will be announced. A jury of
four judges will be present. The musicians will be
backed up by a professional trio.
For more information call the Jazz Club at 366-
1552. Deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 3.
Island Branch Library offers
Basic investment vehicles and strategies will be the
focus of a seminar, "Investment Basics: Five Invest-
ment Tools You Need to Know," presented by Cynthia
Oclott and John Sharp, Jr., of IDS Financial Services,
Inc., at the Island Branch Library, Holmes Beach, on
Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10:15 a.m.
The public is invited to attend.
Red Cross providing 'Touch of
Home' for US military in Haiti
In order to provide a touch of home for the upcom-
ing holidays to American servicemen and women serv-
ing in Haiti, the Red Cross is working with the Depart-
ment of Defense to provide season decorations and
other items for the December and January holidays.
Items being requested include blank holiday cards;
hard candy (no chocolate), playing cards and other card
games; other small games that do not require electric-
ity or batteries; current magazines; paperback/puzzle
books; and seasonal decorations.
Packages may not exceed 66 pounds. Size is lim-
ited to 42 inches maximum length and 72 inches maxi-
mum length and girth combined.
Please mail packages to: Red Cross Director of
Operations, HHC 1st COSCOM, Attn: G1, Unit 2290,
APO AE 09389-2290.
Call the Military/Social Services Department of the
Manatee County Chapter at 792-8686 between 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for more informa-
Book and Curio Sale at
The Friends of the Manatee County Central Li-
brary will sponsor a Book and Curio Sale on Saturday,
Dec. 3, from 10 am. to 2 p.m.
All kinds of books, specialty magazines, and col-
lectibles will be on sale. All proceeds will go to buy
more books, videos, cassettes, and other items for the
The library is located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd.,
Children's festival and fair at
Palma Sola Square
Community Fair 1994 and Children's Music Fes-
tival will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 am. to 5
p.m. at Palma Sola Square.
A Christmas Charity Bazaar presented by area
civic and charitable organizations, food, and live per-
formances will also be featured.
For information call 795-8850.
Park offers hobby and craft show
The Annual Holiday Hobby and Craft Show of the
Gulfshore Mobile Home Park, 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key, will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from
8:30 am. to 12 noon featuring hand-crafted gift items.
A bake sale and a pancake and sausage brunch,
served from 9 am. to 12 noon at $3.50 per person will
add to the fun.
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6 to 8 pm
5408 Marina Drive
Island Shopping Center
You and your family are invited to our
HNoliday Open tlous
Friday a December 2 w 5 to 8 PM
SSanta will hear your Christmas Wishes
+ Live Music by the Manatee High School
Enjoy the Holiday Spirit, Decorations & Prizes
I Meet merchants and share refreshments at shops
throughout the Shopping Center
At the corner of Gulf and Marina Drives in Holmes Beach
",q,01 Jean Baskin
DEC. 2 5 to 8 PM 5400 A Marina Dr.
Anna Maria Island
Come by and enjoy Gifts Furniture Art Florida 34217
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punch and cookies and
see our new arrivals!
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the tag assembly does not
harm the manatee or affect
their freedom of movement.
In fact, several female mana-
tees have given birth to
healthy calves while wearing
Viewed from above the
water, the radio tag looks
somewhat like a floating
soda can with a straw. It is
about a foot-and-a-half long
and slightly larger than the
diameter of a tin can. It floats
about five feet behind the
manatee, attached to the
tether. Only the top of the
canister is visible at the sur-
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labeled "Manatee Tag
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matee, as well as a description
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Crabby Bill's previews
new club Saturday
If you're local, you're invited.
The grand opening of Crabby Bill's VIP Locals'
Club will be held Dec. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. Complimen-
tary hors d'oeuvres and a first drink will be served.
Locals (Islanders?) are welcome to preview the club.
Connie and Dave will play at 8 p.m.
"It's a place where all locals will be welcome during
season," said Crabby Bill's owner, Bill Zalla. "It's the
locals that carry the business all summer and I owe them."
The club will have a private back door for patrons
and will be open daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Patrons will be
accomodated with special drink prices and a full menu
will be offered. At 6 p.m. everyday, the club's doors
will open to the public.
Club membership is $50 per year and includes a
personalized "Crabby" club shirt, a golf hat, member-
ship card, $5 "first drink" gift certificate, preferred din-
ing privileges, private happy hour seating in the lounge
and a private end-of-season party with free drinks and
food in May. Apply at the restaurant.
The rumors are true. It took three strong men to
accomplish the task, but Marty Moery, former owner
of D.Coy Ducks, has been called back into service.
Restaurant management service.
Fred Bartizal, Mike Norman and Dave Moynihan
asked Moery to help out at the BridgeTender, a restau-
rant they share interests in in Bradenton Beach and
Moery finally said yes. He took over there last week
and will direct his attentions to the restaurant as well
as the city pier operation. Moery says his first analy-
sis turned up "excellent food and service," so we'll
Staff to greet locals in new lounge
From left, Patty Prudente, restaurant manager, and bartenders Linda Frost, Sharon Miles, and Billy
O'Connor are ready to greet locals at the grand opening of the new VIP Locals Lounge at Crabby Bill's
Saturday from 3 to 8p.m. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
have to wait and see what improvements he makes.
"Sons of the Beach" may be the next featured en-
tertainment on the books, since Marty's dad is an
"oldtimer" with the group.
Keeping in tune
For now though, the "Sons" are heating up the
early evening hours at The Anchorage in Anna Maria.
They play Dixieland and lots and lots of people dance
every Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.
And to correct a previous announcement, guitarist
Marc Mannino will perform Friday and Saturday
nights, this weekend, Dec. 2 and 3, in the dining room
at Beach Bistro. Just an added touch to entice you to the
little bistro on the beach to experience their newest
additions ... full bar service and cappuccino!
Rotten Ralph's has a rare occurrence scheduled for
this weekend as well. The "fish & chip" capital of the
Island has musician Jay Crawford entertaining on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 3, from
8 to midnight. It'll be a late night for the live-aboards
at Galati and a fun night for all. What's up Ralph is
this a regular happening?
On Friday evening, Dec. 2, you can hear the holi-
day music of the Manatee High School Chamber Or-
chestra at The Islander Bystander office anniversary
party and shopping center open house. Join us between
6 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
December 8, 9 & 10
8 PM to MIDNIGHT
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Third-grade Anna Maria
Elementary teacher Karen
Paul, along with some of
her students, displays her
holiday quilt that keeps
growing and growing.
Prior to Thanksgiving, ,
Paul's students enjoyed
studying how the Pilgrims
lived and how they made
quilts. Her students have i'
contributed pieces to the .
quilt during the past five '..
years to provide special
The students in Angelica
Mannino's first-grade class
prepared a special Thanks-
giving dinner for their
parents and friends to enjoy ,
under deep blue skies. The
menu included a Thanks- _
giving stew and a variety of .
breads. Mannino, dressed ... "
in Pilgrim attire and
standing in the back, "
oversaw thefestivities ""
which included a surprise
a bouquet of roses
presented by her husband
to celebrate their wedding
to make someone happy
Ginny Mazza, left, and her partner Megan Fleming
work as a team to make Thanksgiving decorations to
adorn the trays for Meals on Wheels' Thanksgiving
dinners. The students in Patricia Wagner's kinder-
garten-and first-grade-split class, along with their
older student buddies in Karen Paul's third-grade
class, spent an afternoon making over 100 turkey
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 19, criminal mischief, 300 block of Pine
Avenue. A group of unknown white male juveniles
threw rocks at a metal door and dented it. They also
threw rocks on the roof of the building.
Nov. 20, retail theft, 2315 Gulf Dr. N., Circle K.
The complainant reported that an Hispanic male
dressed in white came into the store, removed two 12-
packs of beer and fled.
Nov. 21, criminal mischief, 200 Gulf Dr. S.,
Beach Barn. The owner advised that a person unknown
spray painted a vulgarity on the back wall of the busi-
ness causing $25 damage.
Nov. 22, trespass, 2804 Gulf Dr. N., Villa Roma
condominiums. The officer on patrol observed a sub-
ject, who appeared to be nude, standing in the pool
area. Upon exiting the patrol vehicle and approaching
the subject, the officer noted that he was buttoning his
pants and carrying his shirt. The subject told the officer
that his parents have a time share unit there and he has
pool privileges even though they are not using the unit
at the present time.
The officer asked the subject for proof of membership
and he had none. The officer explained that the manage-
ment asked police to remove anyone without proof of
membership. The subject refused to leave. The officer
called the keyholder who requested that the subject leave.
The officer escorted the subject off the premises.
Nov. 22, stolen tag from vehicle in parking lot, 2412
Gulf Dr. N., Sand and Sea Motel.
Nov. 22, burglary with battery, 100 block of Third
Street South. The victim reported that he was sleeping and
was awakened by the sound of someone in his living
room. As he entered the living room, a person unknown
struck him over the head, knocking him to the floor. Upon
regaining his senses, the victim found he was missing
$200 in cash and two prescriptions.
Nov. 15, damage, 6500 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported that while he was driving a sub-
ject in another vehicle threw acid on his vehicle caus-
ing $50 damage to his vehicle.
Nov. 19, possession of marijuana, VOP warrant,
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served Clinton Emery, 28, of Holmes Beach in the
Citgo station with an expired vehicle tag. The officer
ran a license check and found Emery's driver's license
was suspended and he had a warrant for violation of
parole. While doing an inventory for the tow truck, the
officer found marijuana and cigarette rolling papers in
the vehicle. Emery was placed in custody.
Nov. 19, burglary, 5800 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The complainant reported that when he returned
home, a person unknown was entering his home. When
the subject saw the complainant, he fled through the
back yard. The subject was described as five foot, nine
inches in height and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt
and blue jeans.
Nov. 19, assistance, 7000 Gulf Dr., Tiffany Place.
An anonymous caller advised of a water leak at the
condominiums. The officer found a sprinkler head
shooting out water and had dispatch contact the condo-
Nov. 19, suspicious person, 6800 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported a white female sleep-
ing behind the residence. The officer spoke to the fe-
male subject who said she had no residence and no
money. The officer contacted the Sarasota Salvation
Army which said it would take her but she refused to
go. The officer made several attempts to find another
shelter but was unsuccessful. He took the subject to a
bus stop and gave her the location of the Salvation
Army and a soup kitchen.
Nov. 19, DWLS, Manatee and Sixth Avenues. The
officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle with no tail
lights and issued a correction card. A routine check of the
driver's license revealed it was suspended for financial
responsibility and the driver was issued a summons. The
passenger drove the vehicle from the scene.
Nov. 19, petty larceny, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo sta-
tion. The clerk advised that two white male juveniles took
two 12-packs of beer each and ran from the store. The
juveniles were wearing light blue caps and white shirts.
Nov. 20, suspicious, Manatee and Sixth Avenues.
The complainant reported that he was hit by vehicle while
riding his bicycle. The driver agreed to pay damages.
Nov. 20, traffic, 200 S. Harbor Dr., St. Bernard
Church. The officer responded to a report of a vehicle
in the ditch. The driver said she missed the turn and got
stuck in the ditch. A tow truck responded.
Nov. 20, suspicious, 600 block of Manatee Av-
enue. The complainant reported a male subject asleep
in the bushes at the rear of the bank building. The of-
ficer awoke the subject, who was very intoxicated, and
drove him home.
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce will sponsor a ribbon cutting during the
grand opening of Crowder Bros. Hardware in
the Anna Maria Island Shopping Centre at noon
Dec. 2. All Chamber members and Island
elected officials are invited to attend.
The Chamber will also sponsor its
monthly reception at the Aquarius Motel, 105
39th St., Holmes Beach, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Members and guests are welcome to attend.
Nov. 20, found property, 75th Street beach. The
officer on patrol found a woman's purse on a chair
under the canopy and returned it to her.
Nov. 20, trespass, 5702 Marina Dr., Turtle's Club
and Cafe. The manager reported that a customer who
was barred from the club was trying to gain entry. The
officer advised the subject not to return.
Nov. 21, burglary, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee County
Public Beach. The complainant reported that a person
unknown broke a side window of the beach shop and re-
moved five change boxes. The amount in the boxes was
unknown. Damage to the window was $100.
Nov. 21, petty larceny of a bicycle, 2900 block of
Nov. 22, parking, 2900 Gulf Dr. The officer on
patrol found a vehicle blocking the intersection of 29th
Street and Gulf Drive. He called a tow truck to remove
the vehicle and attempted to contact the owner.
Nov. 22, 4000 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported finding six packs of matches under a
door. All the matches were burnt. It appeared as if a
person unknown might have attempted to burn the
door, said the report.
Nov. 22, code violation, 3000 block of Avenue
F on the beach. Two persons were camping on the
beach. The officer advised them that it was illegal to
do so and they left.
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What goes around, comes around
By Don Maloney
Finally, this 1994 holiday season a measure of
gladness has set in for me gladness because at last
I feel I am, indeed, a genuine Floridian. For years,
when asked, "Where are you from?" I would answer
"New York." Never "Florida," even though I had
pulled up those northern stakes sometime past.
The holiday season brings up that thought because,
for some reason or other, it brings to mind a lot of
songs, poems, and fairy tales I had so much trouble try-
ing to believe when I was a little boy. Surely you re-
member the old song that went, "Over the river and
through the woods to grandmother's house we go."
Now, I grew up only a few sea grape leaf lengths
away from downtown New York City. We sang that
song back then every winter, but we didn't believe a
word of it.
For one thing, we knew only one river the
Hudson. And the only way to go over it was via the
George Washington Bridge or the Weehawken or Yon-
kers Ferry. Does that sound like "dashing through the
snow?" And I don't think the New York Port of Au-
thority would allow a "one horse open sleigh" on the
bridge anyway. Or even a closed sleigh.
Plus, the only woods to go through were in Central
Park. Any female who lived there would never last long
enough to become a grandmother. So you see, back
then it was just a song.
But then we moved to upstate New York. I'm talk-
ing upstate to a place called Plattsburgh. There, that
song came to life for a while. Like we had rivers up
there the Ausable, the Saranac, the Chazy, just to
name a few. We even had a choice between the ordi-
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nary Chazy and the Great Chazy, oi" a* o
or between two different Ausables
graded by size.
And we didn't need a bridge or a ferry boat during
the holidays. We could walk across the frozen river of
our choice. Not only could we go over any of those riv-
ers in the winter, but when the snow and ice melted
every spring those rivers could go over us.
And, did we have woods or did we have woods!
Your grandmother could hardly live anywhere around
there that wouldn't require a dash throat --:.,, ods
or other to see her. I mean you had to go through woods
to get to K-Mart.
Or remember the poem "The Night Before Christ-
mas?" I even remembered that it opens with "Not a
creature was stirring." Now, can you believe that there
is any time at all, much less the night before Christmas,
when nothing is stirring in New York City? Of course
not. I did try to imagine that back in my youth, but no
But Upstate, it was different. The only time any-
thing ever stirred was maybe during the blue light spe-
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I loved it all.
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Dreaming about a "White Christmas" was another
childhood pastime in New York City. Even if it did
snow, the snow instantly turned slushy black. Upstate,
we only had to dream how deep our "White Christmas"
Another song I remember mentioned, "Jack Frost
nipping at your nose." I never met Jack down in the
City, but in my first winter Upstate, he nipped at every-
thing I own or owned.
And the biggest ski problem in New York City was
finding out how far you needed to drive to use them.
Compare that to Upstate where we had to put on the
skis just to empty the garbage.
Also around the City, we used to get mad if the
ponds froze and we couldn't fish. But Upstate, that's
when the good fishing begins.
Anyway, what brought all this to mind this week is the
realization that, indeed, what goes around, comes around.
Now, I live with the grandmother of my memories.
And there are mostly bays to go over here and very few
woods. Sting rays nip now and then, but Jack Frost
doesn't even know we're here.
And Christmas is sandy, not white. And the only
creatures that are stirring are the ones the exterminator
missed. Plus, of course, all those other creatures who
have come down from the north to spend all this anti-
winter time with us. Certainly, there will never be a
song about "over the causeway and through the T-
backs" to anybody's house.
Do I miss everything those old songs and poems
promised for the holidays? Sure I do. But I have a way
to calm down any regrets.
I turn on the Weather Channel.
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Tuesday: Quarter Drafts, 6-9
Free Pool & Steel Tip Darts Blind Draw Darts
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Trees, 'Glades and poached snook
By Bob Ardren
Here's hoping you like trees. The simple act of
planting a tree is one of the most profound signals of
our understanding that life goes on well beyond the
likes of us.
We can thank Thomas Jefferson for that thought
I discovered, although there are none (yet) on Anna
Maria Island that I know of, Manatee County has some
pretty wonderful trees called "champions." One is a na-
tional champion and there's another national champion
just a few feet over the county line in Sarasota County.
You see, a fellow named Daniel Ward, a Univer-
sity of Florida botany professor, is updating the records
of Florida's biggest trees. And he's looking for some
new records. The state has been keeping records on
trees for three years now, and the largest trees are called
For example, there's a national champion Cypress
Pine located in Bradenton at the intersection of 24th
Street West at 12th Avenue West. Sixty feet high, the
tree has a crown spread of 50 feet and a circumference
of 180 inches.
A little closer to Anna Maria is Gary Sweetman's
state champion Mango tree at 2019 Manatee Ave. W. At
72-feet high, with a crown spread of 57 feet and a circum-
ference of 140 inches, that's some big mango tree.
Believe it or not, the Florida Department of For-
estry owns a state champion Cockspur Coral tree lo-
cated at 4723 53rd Ave. E. in Bradenton. It's 36-feet
tall and has a crown spread of 51 feet
Over at 2812 Tallevast Road, just barely east of
U.S. 301, you'll find two state champion trees. One is
an Australian Brush Cherry 30 feet tall, with the sec-
ond a Stiff Bottlebrush towering 62 feet.
If you're willing to sneak across the county line,
check out the national champion Slash Pine on the USF
campus at 5700 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. At 67
feet tall with a crown spread of 75 feet, it shouldn't be
hard to spot.
Last, as you might suspect, the Marie Selby Bo-
tanical Gardens in downtown Sarasota has a variety of
state champion trees. These include a 79-foot Bunya-
bunya, a 41-foot Pink Bottle-tree, a 32-foot Spotted
Fig, a 26-foot West African Rubber tree and, my favor-
ite, the 42-foot Bo Tree.
American Forester magazine actually started the
tagging of big trees back in 1963. Since that time, a
total of 260 species of trees have been recorded in
Florida. Thus far, champions have been declared for
200 of those species.
But Ward is sure there are plenty of new records
out there. Bigger trees he doesn't know about, but
somebody could point 'em out to him. "The files keep
changing. I appreciate all the tips I get," he said.
So if you know of or own a tree you believe is
impressive enough to be a record, drop Ward a line.
Write: Daniel B. Ward, University of Florida, Depart-
ment of Botany, 220 Bartram Hall, Gainesville, FL.
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And now it's too wet
Nothing seems to go right with our pathetic Ever-
glades anymore. Drenched with 56 inches of rain since
June 1, much of it in normally dry November from a
certain well-known and traveled storm named Gordon,
the 'Glades are awash.
Water levels are running two to three feet above
normal, flooding the homes and businesses of some
250 Miccosukees and Seminoles. Records show that
not since a hurricane in 1947 have water levels been
this high this late in the year.
That means the deer herd is in trouble again, this
time because of too much water.
Buck Thackery, the chief of resource management
at the Big Cypress National Preserve in the northwest-
ern Everglades, explained, "There are very few areas
where deer and terrestrial animals can get to escape the
flood. They are scattered out of home ranges, seeking
higher ground to the west, increasing stress levels.
"Eventually they start showing signs of disease or
water-related physical effects and get skinnier and skin-
nier. This year's fawns won't make it, and no fawns
will be born in the spring. This is an experience we
haven't had in 40 years."
Joette Lorion, vice president of the Friends of the
Everglades, said all is not bleak. "The rain is a bless-
ing because the Everglades needed water badly," she
said. Years of diverting water cut off the region's life-
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blood, she explained, adding, "This is almost like
Mother Nature's revenge."
A snook shooting lesson
Just in case you haven't heard,,a fish market on
Siesta Key shot itself in the foot badly with snook re-
cently. Here's what happened.
The new owner/operator of the market who
seems to be quite an operator posted a sign out front
advertising "Snook for sale, $4.95." In very small let-
ters above the word snook it said "African."
What he was doing was selling Nile perch and
thought he was being cute. What he didn't know was
that his counterman really was selling snook (Ameri-
can this time) under the counter.
So somebody eventually dropped a quarter on the
fish market, calling the Florida Marine Patrol, which
dutifully investigated the operation. An undercover
officer went in and asked to buy some snook. The clerk
supposedly told the officer the advertised fish "really
wasn't snook, but I can get the real thing for you."
To make a long story short, the officer supposedly
bought 14 pounds of the game fish from the fish mar-
ket clerk, who is now awaiting trial. The owner/opera-
tor of the market says he knew nothing about the ille-
gal sales, and he wasn't charged.
But I couldn't help but notice the "snook for sale"
sign was gone from the front of the market the last time
I passed by.
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Anna Maria Community Programs Director Scott Dell, left, presents to Robbie Douglas, flanked by his
parents Peggy and Rob Douglas of Holmes Beach, the soccer program's most prestigious award the
Kenny Randall Sportsmanship Award. Robbie was selectedfor this award by a vote solicited from all
soccer coaches. The award's criteria includes strong support offellow team members, demonstrating
excellent sportsmanship whether a team wins or loses, and the display of leadership qualities. Robbie's
name has been added to the award's plaque which is on permanent display in the lobby of the Community
Center. The Kenny Randall Sportsmanship award was instituted in the memory of soccer lover and young
Island son Kenny Randall who died tragically three years ago.
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Enjoy this fishing fi
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Changing weather is only producing even better
fishing. Lots of sunshine and lots of bait are producing
lots of fish. Offshore, amberjack, kingfish, mackerel
and grouper are still being brought back to the dock by
the boatfull, while backwater anglers are catching red-
fish, snook, trout and snook. Look for things to pick up
next week, with new moon tides and an expected cold
front to stir things up out there.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the good fish-
ing reports include lots of mackerel being caught from
the piers in the morning. For Skyway Bridge fishers,
mangrove snapper is the best bet. Wade-prone anglers
are still catching a lot of redfish from the flats, and
offshore action includes kingfish and grouper.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said fishers
there are reporting good catches of snook in the canals
and bayous. Trout are a good catch if you hunt for them
in fast-moving water. Offshore, grouper are moving in
closer to shore, and he adds that "fishing should be
good since the cold fronts are moving through."
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said anglers
on the four-hour trip are averaging 150 head of Key
West grunts. The six-hour trip is averaging 130 head of
lane and vermilion snapper, Key West grunts, porgies,
red and black grouper. The nine-hour trip is averaging
65 head of mangrove snapper, rudder fish, porgies,
scamp and red and black grouper.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said night-time
anglers are catching lots of flounder. Day fisher are
doing good with a few snook, sheepshead, black drum
and the occasional whopper snapper Sunday saw a
20-inch mangrove snapper end up on the deck.
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said the Gulf of
Mexico is giving up good catches of Spanish mackerel,
cobia and mangrove, with cobia running in the 30-
pound range. Backwater fishing best bets are still fea-
turing trout, redfish, snook and flounder. Capt. Zack
does offer a tip- look for better fishing next week, with
new moon tides and a forecasted cold front stirring up
the action out there.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier reports catches
too-small gag grouper, nice-sized flounder, sheeps-
head, too-big redfish, not-enough snook and the rare
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said grouper fishing
is improving in the Bay, and he suggests giving troll-
ing a try for Bay grouper. For the traditional grouper
fisher, they are still pretty thick in about 80 feet of
Capt. Phil Shields said the weather and the fish-
ing is great He's still able to catch those elusive king-
fish as well as grouper, snapper and lots of amberjack.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been putting his char-
ters onto lots of snook and reds, with limit catches of
both on most trips.
Capt. Mark Bradow said his clients are catching
lots of trout and a few keeper linesiders.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 1, 1994 N PAGE 25 P ,
enzy while it lasts: cold times a'coming
On my boat Magic we've been spending most of our Capt. Tom Chaya reports excellent fishing right
time offshore, bringing back lots and lots of ambejack- now. His mixed-bag report includes redfish, snook,
some up to 50 pounds and a few good-sized grouper, flounder and trout.
Backwater fishing is best if you are hunting redfish. Good luck and good fishing.
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Division 2 soccer champions in the Center's 1994 Soccer Program were treated to dinner by their sponsor,
Mr. Bones. The team was coached by Sam Sato with assistant coach Deane Western. Their final record was 9
wins and one loss.
The Division 1 soccer
champions for the 1994
Soccer Program at the
Anna Maria Island
Community Center is
LaPensee Plumbing. The
team, coached by Jeff
Foraker and Tim Murphy,
won 11 games and made
61 goals throughout the
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B] PAGE 26 N DECEMBER 1, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Shop draws 150
About 150 children and their patient parents
crowded the grounds of the Anna Maria Island Art
League Saturday for the League's annual holiday Se-
The little ones, yvho ranged in age from 18 months
to 10 years, browsed and bought about 900 hand-
crafted gifts for prices ranging from 25 cents to $2.50.
Their parents waited outside for them, often for an hour
or more, while the children made their gift selections.
After purchase, each gift was wrapped and marked
by one of the 17 Art League volunteers on hand for the
Children from all over the Island came with coins
in small purses or pockets. A few clutched $20 bills,
but all had a few things in common they had a list
of eight or 10 people for whom they were buying holi-
day presents, and all were determined to make their
Fl Come ride with me!
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bedroom apts. In heart of Anna Maria, just steps
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(3) 2 bedroom & (3) 1 bedroom apts. Just
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Excellent rental history w/approx. 10% ROI.
$549,000. #59331. Ask for Karin Stephan today!
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own choices. Many also bought a gift for themselves.
A few gifts were left when the Secret Shop closed
at 1 p.m., and they will be available as grab bags for a
$1 donation this weekend at the Children's Tent at the
Sixth Annual Anna Maria Island Festival of Fine Arts
and Crafts. The Festival will be Dec. 3 and 4 from 9
Kids waited in line with
their parents at the Anna
Maria Island Art
League's annual holiday
SSecret Shop, while inside
it's a kids-only environ-
Sment as League volun-
teers Mary Devine
Worobec, left, and Sue
O'Connor wrap the
a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall Park in Holmes Beach.
Headed by Gall Cutting, the Secret Shop volun-
teers begin each spring to make the gifts for the little
shoppers. They meet one evening a week.
Anyone who would like to volunteer for the 1995
secret shop should call the Art League at 778-2099.
Wanted: annual and seasonal
rentals. Contact Usa or Denise to
discuss renting your property.
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OLD TIME BEACHOUSE
Everyone says they love those big old
beachouses they remember from their childhood.
Guess what? Here it is! Three bedrooms and two
baths, big porch, high ceilings, tongue in groove
paneling throughout and two car garage. If you're
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Surrounded by the nicest landscaping on the Is-
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pool from a second story. $89,500.
HOLMES BEACH $108,000
Lots of possibilities here! Great location and quiet
street. Short walk to shopping center and beach.
Two bedrooms, one bath and the other side fea-
tures a one bedroom, one bath.
Realty inc. FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Just 1 block to the beach. This duplex is
great to have for yourself or as an invest-
ment. 1 bedroom, 1 bath duplex with a
strong rental history. It can be yours for
$129,000. Call Ken Jackson 778-6986, or
Pat Jackson 778-3301.
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Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Pat
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BY JACQUES LIWER / EDITED BY WILL SHORT
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Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
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DESIRABLE WESTBAY COVE Beautiful
1st fl., corner unit, 2Bed/2Bath, heated pool,
tennis, lush landscape, convenient location.
$141,900. Bob or Lu Rhoden Ofc: 778-2261 or
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size 52 x 145. Two Bed/Two Bath, separate ga-
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restaurants. $128,900. Call Rose Schnoerr Ofc:
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ONE OF A KIND! 3Bed/2Bath, turnkey fur-
nished, Gulf views, large screened lanai, excel-
lent walking beach, lucrative rental $224,900.
John Green Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-3167.
LARGE TOWNHOUSE WITH DOCK ON
LAGOON 4Bed/2Bath, kitchen appliances
and cupboards upgraded, Berber carpet, fans
in every room, laundry room. $136,000. Bobye
Chasey Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-1532.
PLAYA ENCANTADA 2Bed/2Bath tennis-
side unit with all amenities of Gulf-side complex.
Heated pool & spa, clubhouse, on-site Mgr.,
covered parking, washer/dryer, storage.
$129,900. Helen White 778-2261 or 778-6956.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR Custom built
3Bed/2Bath home on deep water canal. Great
room plan w/lots of ceramic tile. Community
pool, spa and tennis courts. $329,900. Call Mary
Ann Schmidt Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-4931.
NEED A CHURCH? Very clean building last used as
a church. 3 carpeted offices & nice landscape.
$185,000. Walt Schnoerr.
AUTO REPAIR SHOP Business in operation,
some tools & office equipment. P&L stmt. available.
$154,900. Harold Small.
TWO DUPLEXES 4 well maintained rental units
close to beach. 2/1 each, 2 have utility room.
$259,000. Rose Schnoerr.
ISLAND IN THE SUN 6-Plex, 2/2 each unit. Pool,
laundry, plenty of parking. Close to beach. $450,000.
Mary Ann Schmidt.
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DIRECT GULF VIEW & BEAUTIFUL
SUNSETS -This 2Bed/2Bath has pool, sauna,
elevator, under unit parking, and on-site man-
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3Bed/2Bath with atrium in living room. Large lanai,
2 car garage, attached 14 x 12 studio/workshop.
Perfectly maintained & landscaped. $390,000. Call
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REDUCED SOUTHERN COMFORT: Enjoy the
quality and formality of yesterday with today's con-
venience. 10 ft. ceilings, decorative moldings, oak
floors, fireplace, butler's pantry, and wraparound
porch. High hip metal roof and 70 ft. dock. Now
$299,000. Judy Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
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Adaptable to many occupations, this property includes two
office/retail units plus five rental garages and spacious, one
bedroom apartment 100% occupancy & ideal for contractor,
light business repair, plumbing or electrical contractor etc. Ex-
cellent opportunity & owner financing. Asking $275,000.
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Royale three bedroom, two bath home with boat
dock, 70% stone lawn saving time and dollars
for leisure activities. Sprinkler system, double
garage, room for expansion. $220,000. Carol R.
Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 eves.
DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO with a spec-
tacular Gulf view. Spacious two bedroom, two
bath end unit with indoor laundry. New ceramic
tile in kitchen and hallway. Storm shutters on all
windows. Turnkey furnished. Priced at
$229,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
CATCH A BARGAIN! Now it's your turn to
own your own home. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath
villa close to everything in central Holmes
Beach the Gulf, Bay, shopping, churches,
school (easy walk for the kids.) $74,500. Call
Mimi Wilde 755-7752 eves.
THE BAYOU: Two bedroom, 1 bath condo-
minium with a water view completely refur-
bished in 1991. Just steps to Bay, beach and
Anna Maria fishing pier. Turkey furnished.
$86,500. Call Mimi Wilde 755-7752 eves.
REDUCED COCONUTS CONDO: 1 bed-
room, 1 bath condo in a Gulf front complex.
Excellent rental opportunity for the investor or
absentee owner. Turnkey furnished. Now re-
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MARTINIQUE! Desirable corner unit provides
maximum Gulf & beach views! Lovely 3 bed-
room, 3 bath. Enclosed balcony, 2 car garage.
Turnkey furnished Pools, tennis courts, elevator,
secured entrance. $209,000. #60737. For appt.
please call T.Dolly Young; 778-5427 evenings.
ISLAND DUPLEXI Only a few short steps to
beautiful walking beach from this well-main-
tained duplex. Gorgeous Gulf views from up-
stairs apartment. 3bedroom/2bath and 2bed-
room/lbath; both furnished. Excellent rental
history. $198,500. #59656. Call anytime,
Debbie Thrasher; 778-3395 eves.
COUNTRY CLUB golf course views. Rooms
for everyone here with 5 bedroom, 4 baths!
Large 46' x 29' family room w/custom fire-
place & soundproof glass doors; many built-
in cabinets. Attic, garage & carport.
$165,000. #56588. Ask for Sally Schrader;
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Bayfront tri-plex w/boat
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IESFR SAEIGAAESAE on'.I NONCMNS otd
MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Barnes 778-6407.
EXERCISE BIKE Like new. $45. 778-6017.
TWIN BED complete with pad, $50. Aquarium with
stand $50. 778-6558.
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER Excellent condition. Beige.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
SALE Sat., Dec. 3 & Sun., Dec. 4. 9 am to ? Fire-
wood, baby items, Datsun, furniture, clothes, speak-
ers, knick-knacks. 104 7th St. S., BB.
CARPORT SALE Sat., Dec. 3.8 am to 1 pm. 2 sleeper
sofas, clothes, radios, adding machine, plants, huge
variety of misc. 305 Tarpon, Anna Maria.
TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE Misc. items, arts &
crafts, Avon, etc. 303 65th St., Holmes Beach. Sat.,
Dec. 3. 8 am to ?
HOUSEHOLD SURPLUS SALE Also hand painted
China by local artist. Sat., Dec. 3.8 am to 2 pm. 216
83rd St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Dec. 2,9 amto2 pm. Sat., Dec.
3, 9 am to 1 pm. No early birds. 603 Concord Lane
(off Key Royale), Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Dec. 3. 8 am to 2 pm. 420 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Mower, fishing tackle, misc.
YARD SALE Sat., Dec. 3.8 am to 1 pm. 222 Oak Ave.,
Anna Maria. Toys pet supplies, vertical blinds, misc.
SALE Sat., Dec. 3 & Sun., Dec. 4. 9 am to 1 pm. 243
85th St., HB. Books, records, lamps, hat rack, chain
saws, elec. generator, musical insts., computer
printer, hammock, rugs, etc. 100s of small items.
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Dec. 2. 9 am to 2 pm. St.
Bernard Activity Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach.
LOST ANNIVERSARY RING with 9 diamonds. Re-
ward. Much sentimental value. Carol 778-7430.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held
weights (1-2 lb.) 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.
THANK YOU ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of
Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved
throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred heart
of Jesus, pray for us. (Say this prayer nine times each
day for nine days and your prayer will be answered, no
matter how difficult the favor may be. Publication must
be promised.) Thank you St. Jude! JDS
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
1988 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Very good condition.
$3,500 firm. 778-7330.
BOAT SLIP for rent. Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
1976 SPORT CRAFT 23.5ft. New stringers and
floor. New out drive engine. Needs overhaul. Asking
$750 OBO. 778-7330.
Classifieds and boating continue on the next page
* 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.
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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.
GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR di-
rect Gulf front apartment in small ten utitcomplex
with quiet Holmes Beach location. iol, wide
sandy beach and walking distance to shops and
restaurants. Offered at $129,900. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
TWO GULF FRONTS Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA
apartments on wide, sandy walking beach. Close
to shopping and restaurants. Perfect investment
property or second home. Offered at $99,900 and
$105,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
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nily Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7781-345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
7&l7 AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
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
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
SMALL 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
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aborad Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS fur full time
retail positions. Pick up applications at Crowder
Brothers Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
HELP WANTED Boutique. Apply in person. 10010
Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.
EXPERIENCED WAIT STAFF wanted. Fine dining.
Evenings only. Call for appointment 383-8898.
EXPERIENCED SALES clerk needed. Apply Sun &
Surf Beach Shop. Island Shopping Center.
MATURE BABYSITTER on island. Your home or
mine. Varied hours including evening and weekends
for toddler. 778-7770.
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
LOVING CARE by Lynn. Skilled homemaker/com-
panion. Florida certified nursing asst., home health
aide. Errands, chores and cleaning. Honest & com-
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.
NEED A PICKUP for light moving? Appliances,
brush piles, junk...whatever...odd jobs, carpentry,
painting. Call Eddie O anytime. 778-7369.
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. Excel-
lent with younger students & experienced. Games,
stickers, fun! $5 an hour. Parent supervised. Many
graduates now 'A' students in math! 778-3171.
CLEANING & MORE References available. 778-
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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. Lic #MC00318.
Dave Elliott, 778-5183.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
HOME MAINTENANCE, CARPENTRY & REPAIRS.
Experienced, reliable, small jobs preferred. Don
CUSTOM RENOVATIONS by Paul Beauregard. All
home improvements. Specializing in kitchens &
bathrooms. 20 yrs. experience as an industrious
highly-skilled, dependable carpenter and finishing
contractor. 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. Nostrot to cross on
short walk to beach. Located at 118 PalmenvAe.
(comer of Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue.) No pets,-
no smokers. Close to laundromat. $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.
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
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.
OFFICE STUDIO SPACE 450 sq. ft. Dec. 1. $225
month. Holmes Beach. 779-1118.
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MOST CARS $85
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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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GULFFRONT on the beach in village of Anna Maria.
Perfect 3/2 only steps from the water. Nov. & Dec.
Must seel $600 week. 778-3171.
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 & utili-
ties). Guarantee your place in the sun on best beach
on Island. Now! Hurryl Prime months (Jan. thru Apr.)
Won't last long. 778-3171.
GULF & BAY views. 1BR, patio, pool, W/D. Fur-
nished. Season or annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
HOLMES BEACH West of Gulf Dr.! 2/2, seasonal
$1200 month. T.D. Young, 778-5427. Prudential
Florida Realty., 778-0766.
HOUSE IN CORTEZ 2/1, $800 month/$300 week.
Gas, lights, cable & water included. Available Nov.,
Dec. & Jan. 794-2556.
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.
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
Gulffrone condo. For luxury accommodations, call
oebbie Thrasher, 778-2055 now! The Prudential
SEASONAL FURNISHED 1BR apartment. Walk to
stores and steps to beach. Clean, quiet, central
heat/air and cable. Minimum 3 months. Holmes
Boqch. No pets. 778-2071.
WANTED TO RENT Retired couple needs condo
Martinique or North month of March '95. References
SINGLE WOMEN in area for grandchild surgery needs
inexpensive efficiency for Dec. & Jan. 778-4001.
GULFFRONT corner apartment. The Martinique,
Holmes Beach. 2/2, porch, pool, tennis, garage.
Beautifully furnished. Available Dec. 8 thru Jan. 31.
$2300 month. 778-1422.
EFFICIENCY with bath, screened porch and private
entrance. Close to shopping. 778-7039.
FURNISHED 1/1, Bradenton Beach on the bay.
$500 month. Yearly. 778-7980.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/1 Living/dining, kitchen
(new stove), refrigerator, ceramic tile & carpet. $600
includes water & trash pickup. 778-1392.
EFFICIENCY APT HB, 2 blocks from Gulf. Attrac-
tive, newly remodeled, patio and hot tub. Non-smok-
ing. Avail. Dec., March only. $695 month. 778-7686.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 elevated duplex.
Close to beach and shopping. Completely fumished.
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 at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE Anna Maria home close to beach. 3BR/
2BA with possible 4th BR or den. Two separate en-
trances make this property uniquely $147,500. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
REAL ESTATE WANTED Private party, cash buyer,
quick closing. Anna Maria, Holmes Beach. 798-3981.
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $234,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
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.
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA RESIDENTIAL lot for sale. 744
Jacaranda. 2 minute walk to beach. Can see the gulf
from elevation. 713-271-5744. Dr. Mikles.
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
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.
HOLMES BEACH Large 2/2 and 1/1 elevated du-
plex on 90' X 112' lot. $179,500. Will sell 2/2 sepa-
rately. Owner financing possible. 778-6583.
BAYFRONT 2/1 w/porch. 50' seawall and 1BR
mother-in-law apt. and garage. $175,000. 778-7980.
PINES TRAILER PARK 1BR, 10ft wide near gulf.
Shed with washer/dryer. 30 gal. hot water tank.
Carport. $13,500. 778-9552.
FABULOUS TOWN HOUSE at Seaplace. 2/2.5,
garage, dining room, cathedral ceiling, very unique,
like a beach house. $245,000. 383-4451.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Gulf view, 2/2.5. Huge
closets, decorator wall unit, 4 decks, community
pool, lots of storage, double garage, brick drive.
OPEN SUNDAY 315 58th St., Apt. B., Holmes
Beach. Completely redecorated condo. 2/1, over-
size garage, washer/dryer. $72,900. 798-3981.
LIFESTYLE CHANGE Fishing pier in Tampa Bay
with snack bar. Full scale restaurant with bait sales.
$395,000. Towne & Shore Realty. 778-7980.
PINEBROOK THE FAIRWAYS on golf course. 2/
2, eat-in kitchen, utility room, screened lanai, deck 12'
X 27', parking under building, 2nd floor, southern ex-
posure, like new, furnished. $192,000. 795-1637.
BY OWNER Charming 2/1.5 cottage in historic
Cortez village. Quiet street, nice oaks. Great winter
rental. $62,500. 723-3616.
HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY at NOON for WEDNESDAY
publication every week.
Minimum size, up to 21 words (three lines) $5.
Additional 7 words (one line) $1.50. Boxed ad,
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.
Payment is expected when you place the ad in per-
son or by mail.The office is located at 5408 Marina
Drive, between D. Coy Ducks and Chez Andre, in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
More information: 778-7978.
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FREE EXPERT ADVICE
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"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
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Installation and Repair of All Electronics
SPECIALIZING IN PC COMPUTER SERVICE
Call Dave for answers to any technical questions
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On Pine Ave. across from the
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A VERY SPECIAL SECTION DECEMBER 1, 1994
t's the time of year when we all take a
little extra time to give someone a smile
or send a greeting ... pause to give hug
or a word of praise. It's a very special
I me of year for friends and family, this
In this special section of The Islander By-
stander, we have taken a moment to present to
you in words and pictures some individuals
and organizations in our community who
deserve extra attention.
The Wish Book is devoted to Islanders and
Island community service organizations and
their special needs for improving assistance to
visitors and residents on Anna Maria Island.
Each of these people and organizations
offer an opportunity for you to share some-
thing. There is a story and a list of needs -
wishes from each one. They need every-
thing from a typewriter to outdoor lighting.
Please add a gift from this wish book to
your holiday shopping list.
It's our way of saying thanks for the
support we have received at the newspaper
for the past two years and to give something
back. We don't often have a chance to make a
difference in the community we live in.
We offer a special thanks to the sponsor
advertisers for making the Wish book possible.
We hope you receive something from the
Holiday Wish Book ... the joy of giving.
Happy Holidays! Best wishes for 1995!
The wish book is thanks to the extra effort of Islander Bystander staff members
Jan Barnes, Pat Copeland, Joy Courtney, Kristy Hatfield, Dolores Knutson,
Mark Ratliff, Paul Roat and Darla Tingler with special thanks to the advertiser sponsors.
Publisher: Bonner Prestswod
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bulging at seams
The clouds have opened. Instead of rain
drops, Anna Maria Island is raining
Anna Maria Elementary School has reached
an unprecedented enrollment of 406 elementary
school-age children. This is a substantial leap
over previous years which boasted a fluctuating
average of 350.
"There is a proverb which states that it takes
an entire community to raise a child. Surely this
community meets its obligations to our Island
children," said Jim Kronus, principal.
"Last year, the school received a number of
items from our'wish list' calculators that are
being used by the children to this day, computer
paper that is being used by the Art Department,
and so many other items that help to enhance the
educational opportunities for our children,"
Kronus said. "We at Anna Maria Elementary
appreciate the effort made by our community to
help us make our education program successful.
Thank you, Anna Maria Island."
The numbers in parentheses indicate the
number of each item the school needs. They do
not set an amount required for individual
The Island Wish List for Anna Maria El-
Education is never 'in the bag'
Students in Vicki Small's fourth-and-fifth-grade split class participate infield events during American
Education Week celebrated at Anna Maria Elementary School.
ementary School is:
(1) Overhead projector table.
(1) small refrigerator.
(1) computer printer stand.
(1) rabbit cage, food for one rabbit.
(1) electric iron and blender.
(3) paper cutters.
(10) power strips.
(2) storage boxes (plastic or cardboard).
Anna Maria Island All Island
Historical Society Denomin
T he Anna Maria Island Historical Society is All-Islan
a nonprofit educational organization Jll"-slan.
which is dedicated to the study and
preservation of all materials relating to the early A 1 Island Denomir
days of Anna Maria Island. profit group that
The society of volunteers mans the Island Almost of the Islanc
Museum at 402 Pine Ave., in Anna Maria City. needy Island families a ni
The building, built in the 1920s as an ice house, Island Christmas" project
houses displays of old photos, maps, newspaper families this year.
clippings, records, books and videotapes of AID gets its referrals
interviews with early residents. Admission to and concerned individual
the museum is free and adult membership in AID is hoping to have a
the society is $10 a year. donated items by Dec. 1
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria (next door to LaPensee F
Island Historical Society is: The Island Wish List
A computer and printer for storing histori- nations' All-Island Chris
cal records and files. Nonperishable fooc
Services of a carpenter and a plumber, as New toys.
well as building materials such as lumber. Help with answering
Contact: Island Museum, 778-0492; Tues- groceries, wrapping gifts (
day, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Contact: All-Island De
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Anna Maria Island Hi-12 Club
The Anna Maria Island High-12 Club is a
Masonic club that meets every week on
the Island. High-12 supports the Masonic
Home and the Wolcott Foundation which
sponsors college graduates to go on and earn
advanced degrees to enter positions in the
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United States government.
The Island Wish list for the Anna Maria
High-12 Club is:
New members to meet every Thursday at
noon at The Anchorage.
Contact: John Lasson, High-12, 778-0115.
Gy Yatros, D..D.
3909 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
Reams of any color paper, rolls of news-
print paper, colored markers, tempera or water-
color paint sets, brushes, thick colored markers,
yardsticks (metric and standard), (200) rulers
with metric and inches.
Math software, large-size dice, educa-
tional puzzles (sea life and volcanoes), lap trays
with side pockets.
Contact: Anna Maria Elementary School,
The Anna Maria Island Privateers
was established as a nonprofit
organization in 1971. Its goals are to
promote activities for the betterment of
youth and to render altruistic services to the
Funds raised through the Privateers'
mullet smokes, the July 4th Picnic,
Octoberfest and Thieves' Markets help
support youth programs at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, the Rubonia
Youth Center, the Privateers' Scholarship
Program and various other community
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Privateers is:
Donations earmarked for youth
Donations earmarked for the Priva-
teers' Scholarship Program which helps
send Island young people to Manatee
Donations earmarked for the Whitey
Horton Memorial Scholarship Program
which helps send Island young people to
the college of their choice.
Participation in, or street-side support
for, the Privateers' Island Holiday Parade
on Dec. 10.
Contact: Andy Toombs, president,
794-5966, or Norm McKelvey, treasurer,
rations (AID), is a non-
pools the resources of
i's churches to give
cer Christmas. The "All-
hopes to help nearly 30
from various agencies
ils in the community.
storefront to receive
at 5348 C Gulf Dr.
for All-Island Denomi-
g the phone, sorting
3352 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
When it comes to service,
(VO First Union National Bank
5327 Gulf Drive
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Teen group on
The All Island Youth group is
a cooperative youth pro-
gram for students in seventh
through twelfth grades.
It is sponsored by churches on
Anna Maria Island and Longboat
Key and meets on Wednesday
evenings for fun, food, thought
and worship. In addition, All
Island Youth plan special service,
social and fundraising projects.
Meetings rotate among the partici-
In December, All Island Youth
is meeting at Roser Memorial
The All Island Youth group's
Island Wish List is:
A large ice chest to be used
Games for teen play and
Contact: Roy McChesney,
Roser Church, 778-0414.
All Island Youth group, featuring youths from seventh to twelfth grades.
Center wish: new light poles
to bring light to
The Anna Maria Island
Community Center is a
private non-profit organiza-
tion which provides over 40 cul-
tural, educational, recreational and
social programs and special
events on a year-round basis for
residents of all three Island cities.
The Center strives for community
service through participation and
The Community Center outdoor
lighting provides an opportunity for
hundreds of children to play super-
vised games after dark. A recent
inspection has revealed woodpecker
damage to the light poles. They
would like to begin replacing the
damaged light poles first, and
eventually replace all wooden poles.
The estimated replacement cost to
purchase concrete poles is $3,000 per
pole. Their wish list includes 10 45-
foot cement light poles and experi-
enced, qualified electricians and
construction workers and engineers
volunteering their valuable time to
ensure a quality of installation that
will last our community for the next
Contact Executive Director
Pierrette Kelly, 778-1908.
Tingley Memorial Library:
getting in touch
The Tingley Memorial Library
in Bradenton Beach has been
in existence less than one
year. It is privately-funded and is
open to anyone who wishes to join.
Tingley Library already has a
strong following of patrons who
enjoy reading the library's collec-
tion of fiction, including best
sellers. It has a limited collection of
non-fiction, a beautiful art bIci :
collection and a variety Lc :. ..
pertaining to Florida. It also offers
two Macintosh computers which
are available to the public, as well
as a number of CD-ROM programs
for adults and children.
The Tingley Memorial Library's
Island Wish List is for donations to
purchase the following:
$3 buys one teenage paper-
$15 buys a hardback
$20 buys a hardback best
$25 buys an average maga-
-rne subscription for one year.
S~.i. I~~en'si story
$50 to $100 buys an adult
level informational CD.
Contact: Carol Sandidge,
library clerk, 799-1208.
ends of the Island Library is a
volunteer organization formed
to lend additional support to
the Island Branch Library through
the purchase of books and equip-
ment along with various forms of
educational programs for children
The Friends of the Island
Library sponsors an annual Pro-
gram Series on designated Tues-
days at 3 p.m. in the Walker-Swift
Meeting Room. A schedule of
dates and programs are available
at the library.
The Island Wish List of the
Friends of the Library is:
Cookbooks for the fund-
raising cookbook sale Jan. 21 may be
delivered to the library by Jan. 10.
More members and volun-
teers, full-time and part-time.
Contact: Island Library,
Look what I can do
Library-lover Jake Sandberg, 3, plays with one of the Tingley Library's inter-
active CD ROM programs for children with Library Clerk Carol Sandidge.
Crabs, bears and more talk and interact with Jake as he learns how the computer's
mouse makes each character come alive. Once Jake has learned to "click" the
mouse, the next level will take him on a journey to learn his ABCs.
AMI Forever Young
AMI Forever Young was
started at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center
last year as a monthly social gather-
ing for retired men and women.
The Island Wish List for AMI
Forever Young is:
More retirees to join so smaller
groups for individual interests such
as craftmaking, walking groups and
book discussions can be formed.
Contact: Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 778-1908.
Friends of the Island Library
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T he Anna Maria Fire Control District is
committed to the safety of Islanders and
their property. Training is the key.
Behind the fire station at 10350 Cortez Rd.,
Bradenton, there is an area dedicated to
constant training in order to keep the
district's firemen and volunteers ready to
handle any emergency on a second's notice.
Training sessions at the Cortez facility include
mobile home emergencies, boat fires, LP gas
tank fires, vehicle accidents, search and
rescue, and structure fire training.
To keep Anna Maria Fire Control District's
training "top notch," the district's Island Wish
100 yards of concrete.
Large photocell lights.
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Island Garden Club
The Island Garden Club is dedicated to the
beautification of civic, business and
residential property on Anna Maria
Island. Through its fund-raising events, the club
also supports the scholarship program at Mana-
tee Vo-Tech and Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Monetary gifts are given yearly to Anna
Maria Elementary School and Friends of the
The Wish List of the Island Garden
Donations of plants, furniture, white el-
ephant items and clothing for the cub's annual
fund-raising sale Feb. 4 at Anna Maria Elementary
School. Call 778-0256 or 778-5182 for pick-up.
New members to participate in club
projects and make new friends.
Contact: Ben Gaterud, 778-3779.
9 ' -~~i~'' 1'
40 sheets of plywood.
100 2x4s for framing.
140 feet of four-inch PVC pipe for draft-
10 pallets of sod.
Cash donations for equipment rental to
Anna Maria Fire Control
District is represented in
Island parades with its
1951 Peter Pirschfire
truck. It was the first
ladder truck in Manatee
County and was given to
AMFD for parades.
work on training area, LP gas, and material to
build a tower.
Donation checks can be made out to AMFD
Training Facility, 6001 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217.
Contact: Andy Price, AMFD chief,
Island Art League
he Anna Maria Island Art League is
dedicated to making art an active part of
the Island community and is open to
anyone who is interested in the arts. As one of
its objectives the league is active in working
with future artists of the community -
Among the various children's programs, the
league offers scholarship classes for students who
are recommended by art teachers and community
leaders. The league would like to expand its art
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Art League Scholarship Program is:
Art supplies Prisma colored pencils,
paint brushes, art paper, mat board, weaving
looms and yarn, clay tools and clay, fabric
paints and beads.
Classroom supplies Shrink-wrap
Contac : A~ ia Maria Art League, 778-2099.
In addition to contributing to church-
related societies, the ECW participates in
the Angel Tree Ministry which provides
Christmas gifts to children who have a
parent in prison.
ECW is open to all women of the church.
Luncheon meetings are held the first Thurs-
day of the month from October to May. An
annual ecumenical luncheon with the women
of St. Bernard Guild is held in May.
The Island Wish List of the Episcopal
Church Women is:
More funds to provide additional space
for Christian education classes, the church
music program and office expansion.
Contact: Faith, church office administra-
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of
the Church of the Annunciation in
Holmes Beach contributes to various
organizations and projects locally, nationally
and internationally with money they earn at
their annual Holly Berry Bazaar and White
Annual contributions are made to All
Island Denominations, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, PACE Center for Girls,
Church Women United, House of Help of
Haiti, and Manatee Sheriff's Youth Ranch.
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History videos will tell all at Anna Maria School library
he Library Committee of
Anna Maria Elementary
School has made great
strides in upgrading the school's
former 1950s library into a technol-
ogy base for the 1990s and beyond.
The school's library not only
currently boasts a colorful and
welcoming environment for study
and research, but also acts as a
technology broadcast center. Every
school day, the broadcast center
lights up the airways with pro-
grams and videos to educationally
enhance whatever subject matter a
teacher is currently presenting. The
broadcast center can even transmit
more than one program to more
than one classroom at a time.
The Library Committee needs
to expand its video collection in
order to offer a greater variety of
topics for visual presentation to the
The Library Committee's Island
Wish List for the Anna Maria El-
ementary School Library is:
"American History Birth
of a Nation" video series. The
series captures the spirit and
drama of critical moments in
America's transition from colony
to republic as captured in the
series of seven programs. The
series is geared toward grades four
Each video costs approximately
$50 and is a tax-deductible dona-
tion. The series includes the fol-
Colonial America in the
Taxation Without Represen-
Prelude to Revolution.
Lexington, Concord & Inde-
A Nation in Crisis (The Civil
Fighting for Freedom.
The Living Constitution.
Contact: Warren Phillips,
media specialist, Anna Maria
Elementary School, 778-1125.
Never to young
or old to act
he Chapel Players, a community-outreach
theatrical company at Roser Memorial
Community Church, is four years old this
year. The Chapel Players sponsors two major
theatrical productions per year in the church's
chapel one mainly for adults and the other
The goal of Chapel Players is to give persons
with littleon-stage-xperience a chance to try their
wings and to grow in confidence. The group also
sponsors a summer workshop for youth to learn
different aspects of theatrical performance.
The Chapel Players' Island Wish List in-
A dual cassette player.
Hats vintage or depicting a particular
Sound and lighting equipment.
Contact: Joy Courtney, vice president, 778-5405.
Chapel Players "Life With Father" production.
Island Players celebrating 46th season
T he Island Players Theater at the corer of rotating group of guest directors. The theater is
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna supported by local subscribers and supporters
Maria is now into its 46th season. This (such as the Off-stage Ladies), ticket sales and
charming playhouse seats 137 theater-goers at grants.
five shows each year. The Island Wish List of the Island Players is:
The building is a far cry from the small A computer for the box office.
house that came over by barge from the main- A copying machine.
land over 80 years ago and served as an office More volunteers including teenagers.
for the developers of Anna Maria. During the Contact: President Ruth Stevens, 794-2188.
ensuing years it served many groups as city
hall, community center, women's club, church
and garden club before it became a community
theater with the first production in 1948.
The Players is governed by a participating
board of directors and made up of actors,
directors, set designers, production workers and
costume designers. Shows are directed by a
Off Stage Ladies
keep actors on stage
The Off Stage Ladies is a support group for
The Island Players in Anna Maria City.
The ladies are a talented and gregarious
group who help paint sets, act as costumers,
makeup artists, lighting assistants, stage manag-
ers and who do any task to help a director
produce a good play.
Improvement of the theater is also a goal of
the Off Stage Ladies who raise money by sponsor-
ing card parties, luncheons, street fairs and a
yearly show, the Off Stage Ladies Revue.
A very important endeavor by the Off Stage
Ladies is to prepare and serve dinner for the
cast of a show during "Long Sunday." "Long
Sunday" is held all day Sunday before a show
opens allowing the technical crew, sound and
lights, to get their part of the show set.
The Island Wish List for the Off Stage
Local restaurants to donate Long Sunday
dinners for the cast. Contact: Dorothy Simches,
president, 778-2618. New members are welcome.
What a racket
Anna Maria Island resident and
tennis lover Roy McChesney
teaches tennis to members of the
Young Tennis Players at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
"The children are excited to learn the
sport," said McChesney, "but it is especially
important for the young player to have an
appropriate-sized racket I'm in the racket of
asking for rackets."
The Island Wish List for the Young
Tennis Players is:
.Junior-sized tennis rackets.
Additional adults to help handle the
number of children who want to practice.
Contact: Roy McChesney, 778-3045.
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5324 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach (813) 794-6969
Sarah Fazioli, Vaughan
James and Adrian
Redden, students at
Anna Maria Elementary
School, hope that you will
help increase the school
lay the Spirit of Peace
Live in your heart at
Christmas and all through the Year.
ED THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER WISH BOOK 0 DECEMBER 1, 1994 0 PAGE 6
Roser Men's Club
Roser Men's Club is a social-service group
that holds two fund-raising pancake
runches per season.
Proceeds are used to support a variety of
activities and organizations including summer
camp scholarships, church needs and commu-
nity organizations such as the Pelican Man,
Southeast Guide Dogs, Sheriffs Youth Ranch,
Loving Hands Ministries, Jim Russo Prison
Ministries, and All Island Youth.
Roser Men's Club meets on the third Tues-
day of the month from October to April. Lun-
cheon is served and guest speakers talk on a
variety of subjects. All men of the community
and guests are invited.
Rev. Frank Hutchinson conducts regular seaside services.
The Island Wish List of the Roser Men's
A successful search for a new pastor.
* Growth of All Island Youth program.
* A hurricane-free 1995.
Contact Roser Church, 778-0414.
Manasota 88:26 years fighting for the environment
M anasota 88, an environmental health
organization, has spent 26 years
fighting to protect the environment.
Their commitment to safeguard air, land and
water quality is aggressive and uncompromis-
ing. They have successfully worked to reduce
the millions of pounds of pollutants emitted
into the air and water each year.
Volunteers are unpaid and 100 percent of
operating revenues are contributions received
from private individuals.
Manasota 88's attorney is the only person to
Island Low Vision
I e Anna Maria Island Low Vision Group is
a support group for legally blind persons.
Its goals are to support one another, learn
new ideas about helping with eyesight and
mobility in and out of the home, and to improve
independent living. The group is also partly social
in nature. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of
every month at 1:30 p.m. at Island Branch Library.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Low Vision Group is:
Drivers to take members to and from the
Contact: Facilitator Doris Hunter, 778-3391
AIDS Manasota is a non-profit organize
tion to inform, educate, support and
give people with HIV/AIDS the oppor-
tunity to talk with others who are going
through the same thing.
The Island Wish List for AIDS Manasota is:
Volunteers to answer telephones and to
do routine office work.
Contact: Robert Barrington or Richard
Huntington at 954-6011.
Age Has Its Benefits
Unforgettable Servicefor over 50 years
The Island Wish List of Manasota 88 is:
For government and Chamber of Com-
merce officials to recognize that environmental
and economic health can go hand-in-hand. As
an example, the top 12 states for environmental
and public health quality also have the stron-
The voters of Manatee County should
have the option to reconsider whether county-
wide voting in county commission races serves
the public better than the present single-mem-
The Manatee Community Blood
Center has been providing the blood
needs of Manatee County for 45
years. The center is the sole supplier of
blood to Manatee Memorial and HCA/
L.W. Blake Hospitals.
Because the center is an independent
non-profit agency, it relies on the generous
donations of the county's residents and
businesses. It is dedicated to providing an
adequate supply of the safest possible
To meet the needs of the county, 70
units of blood must be drawn daily.
The Island Wish List of the Manatee
Community Blood Center is:
A new bloodmobile $125,000 -
cash donations accepted.
Color laptop computer for educa-
13-inch color television with VCR for
Triplite Smart 600 Uninterruptable
Contact: Valerie Vale, 746-7195.
Your Bank for Life.
Barnett Bank of Manatee County, N.A.
All Bamett Banks insured by FDIC
ber districts. Most voters realize county inter-
ests are better served when they are able to vote
for all seven commissioners, not just three. Since
single-member districts have been in effect
county environmental laws have been weak-
We wish for better environmental protec-
tion air and water quality, good land-use
decisions, solid waste options, etc.
The granting of the first two wishes will go
a long way towards ensuring that this wish will
become a reality.
The American Littoral Society is a national
organization whose main purpose is to
encourage the appreciation and conserva-
tion of marine life in coastal waters. The society,
headquartered in Sandy Hook, N.J., with re-
gional chapters and affiliates, has been involved
in coastal marine conservation projects from
Puget Sound to the Caribbean.
Locally, the South Atlantic/Gulf Coast
Chapter sponsors a number of marine events
open to members and the public, conducts a
volunteer native plant restoration program at
Palmer Point and speaks before county commis-
sions, in court and to the general public on
The Island Wish List of the American Lit-
toral Society is:
Support the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program's restoration action plan.
Become more environmentally conscious
and active. Take responsibility through indi-
vidual and joint action to improve our envi-
ronment, for example, by planting native
species and decreasing the use of pesticides
Learn about the environmental problems
facing the region, state and nation and write and
call elected officials at all levels to express your
concerns and seek action on these problems.
Contact: Dave Bulloch, 377-5459.
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Wildlife Education and
Rehabilitation is a seven-
year-old facility located
on Anna Maria Island. We are a
non-profit volunteer organization
dedicated to the care and well-
being of all native wildlife. We also
strive to educate in the school
system, and with any group that
wishes to engage us for a presenta-
We are working towards a goal
of establishing a public facility
close to the Island. The facility will
house an environmental/wildlife
library and a center for treating oil-
spill birds and mammals.
Over the years we have been
the surrogate and medical staff to
species such as white-tail deer,
otters, woodstorks, sandhill cranes,
Everglades kite, bobcats, pelicans;
owls such as barn, barred, screech
and great hored; hawks such as
red-tail, red-shoulder, sharp-
shinned, coopers and Harris;
kestrels, Caracas and tons of
squirrels, raccoons, ducks, gulls,
loons and cormorants.
The Island Wish List for Wildlife
Education and Rehabilitation is:
Medical supplies such as a
good microscope, centrifuge,
hematocrit, baby incubator, large
kennels, towels, canned goat milk,
bird seed, raw peanuts, pecans,
CEDE (baby bird formula), csbilac,
laser printer, jars of baby cereal
with fruit, lumber for cages, deck-
ing and a rescue vehicle.
Contact: Michael D. Conley or
Gail Straight, 778-6324.
Anna Maria Community Youth
Garden Club Chorus sound off
F wounded in October of 1951, the Anna "ore than 35 children throughout the
Maria Garden Club's goals are to stimu- I community in grades first through
late knowledge and love of gardening, aid .L V fifth meet weekly on Wednesdays to
in the protection of native trees, plants and sing under the guidance of Cliff Burgeson, the
birds, and to encourage civic planting and music director for Roser Memorial Commu-
conservation. nity Church.
The club meets the third Wednesday of the The children, known throughout the
month from October through April, at 1:30 p.m. community as the Community Youth Cho-
in Fellowship Hall at Roser Memorial Commu- rus, learn and sing fun, patriotic and spiri-
nity Church. tual songs for churches, and songs to per-
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria form before civic organizations.
Garden Club is: The Island Wish List for the Community
Donations of plants or bushes for beautifi- Youth Chorus includes:
cation of the Roser Memorial Community Boxes or bags of snack foods for the
Church parking lot. chorus's weekly after-school practice.
Donation of plants for the club's monthly Two-gallon drink coolers.
raffle and flower show in March. Contact: Cliff Burgeson, music direc-
Contact: Edythe Richardson,, 778-5076. tor, 778-0414.
Helping business: Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Comm(
The purpose of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce is to unify the
Island business community. Its job is to
communicate and cooperate with local, state
and federal governments which directly affect
chamber members and to provide programs of a
civic, social, cultural and aesthetic nature that
benefit the community as a whole.
The chamber also acts as an information
organization for the community at large.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce is:
Carpenter to build divider shelves in
existing wall units, and to complete a business
Electric, battery-operated or wall-mount
manual pencil sharpener.
Certificate frames, 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
Manila file folders, new or old, letter size
and legal size.
Hanging file folders and frames, legal size.
A year's supply of coffee, creamer and
sugar for walk-in visitors.
Contact: Darcy Migliore, chamber executive
Anna Maria Artists Guild
I Ie Anna Maria Artists Guild is devoted to
artistic education whatever the med-
.Lium- for adults and children in the
Island area. The guild does this through programs
at Anna Maria School, the Artists Guild Gallery in
SPlease join ws for a
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5626 Giuf Drive, Holmes Beacd
Remember, Gift Certificates for Holibay Giv
Holmes Beach, the Ringling Museum and the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Artists Guild is:
SA public-address system.
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5412 Marina Dr- Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach 778-2253
MWe wish you all the blessings of the
season as the joys and pleasures of
Christmas are renewed.
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Anna Maria Island
T he purpose of Anna Maria Island Com
munity Orchestra and Chorus is for the
advancement of musical education,
appreciation and enjoyment of its members and
the general public with the emphasis on music
from the baroque and early classical period,
though not exclusively form that era.
In principle, we welcome singers and instru-
mentalist who, above all, enjoy making music,
who are in a position to attend our weekly
rehearsal (during the October to May season),
and who volunteer their services. The current
participants are from various musical back-
grounds, including professionals, retired profes-
sionals, and may non-professionals with a good
singing or playing experience.
The Island Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Community Orchestra and Chorus is:
More singers, particularly tenors and
Instrumentalists, particularly clarinets,
trumpets, first violin, second violin, viola and
Volunteers to assist as ushers, parking
attendants, fund raisers, receptionists after
concerts, advertising sales representatives, stage
attendants, music librarians, envelope stuffers,
leaflet distributors and providers of transporta-
tion for instruments, chairs, flowers, etc.
70 music folders.
Conductor's music stand.
Contact: Willem Bartelsman, 778-6517
A kiln for pottery classes.
A new sign for the outside of the gallery.
Contact: Artists Guild, 5414 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach or 778-6694.
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Joan B9own PHONE: 778-2811
GENERAL MANAGER FAX: 778-6982
Adopt-A-Manatee: help the Save the Manatee Club
S ave the Manatee Club, Inc., is a non-profit
organization founded in 1981. Its Adopt-
A-Manatee program is the primary fund-
ing source for the club with proceeds dedicated
to manatee awareness projects, education
programs, research and rehabilitation efforts, as
well as lobbying for the protection of the mana-
tee and their habitat. :
Save the Manatee Club is encouraged with,
the work in progress to clean up Tampa Bay .
a very important area for manatees. It is impor-
tant to the manatee because the power plants in ; i '
the area provide a warm water source, and
because seagrass beds are there. The clean-up's ,
progress is resulting in overall better water
quality as seagrass beds make a slow recovery.
This could result in an increased manatee t,
population within the bay. "
To help the Save the Manatee Club continue
its work to protect the manatee and their habi-
tat, the club's Island Wish List includes:
IBM compatible computer (386 or higher)
with printer (laser if possible).
A copy machine
Contact: Save the Manatee Club, Inc., 500
N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, 1-800-
432-JOIN. Further information on manatees i Save the Manatee Club, Inc., is working with other agencies to clean up Tampa Bay an important
432-JOIN. Further information on manatees is habitatfor the manatee.
available at the same 800#.
American Red Cross volunteers provide
emergency food, clothing and shelter to
victims of disaster; teach health and
safety courses including CPR, first aid, HIV/
AIDS education, water safety and others; trans-
mit emergency communications between
members of the military, veterans and their
families and volunteer with other agencies,
schools and hospitals in the community.
As one of the larger volunteer organizations
in the nation, the Red Cross is able to return
more than 93 percent of every donated dollar
directly to programs and services. This year, the
chapter's resources have been strained by a
growing demand for services and the loss of
income from the cancellation of bingo games.
The Island Wish List of the American Red
Financial gifts to the chapter.
Items such as bed linens, towels, blankets
and first aid supplies.
A 386 or faster computer.
Contact: Manatee County Chapter, 792-8686.
Mote Marine Laboratory
Mote Marine Laboratory is an indepen
dent, non-profit research organization
dedicated to outstanding marine and
environmental science. Since its inception in
1955, the laboratory's primary missions have
been the pursuit of excellence in scientific
research and the dissemination of information
to the scientific community, as well as the
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Although internationally recognized
through the scientific staff's research and publi-
cations, much of the lab's efforts are directed
toward the southwest Florida coastal region.
Mote provides a center for the exchange of
scientific information by hosting visiting inves-
tigators, student interns, seminars and confer-
Public outreach is accomplished through the
Mote Marine Aquarium, an educational mu-
seum providing a first-hand, in-depth look at
both marine and freshwater environments for
over 200,000 visitors annually.
Mote recently completed construction of the
first phase of the Ann and Alfred Goldstein
Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation
Center, dedicated to the study of marine mam-
mals and their care, recovery and reintroduction
into the wild and sharing this knowledge with
The Island Wish List of Mote Marine Labo-
All kinds of boats and associated equip-
ment such as trailers and motors.
Contact the lab to arrange for pick-up or
delivery of equipment.
Contact: Virginia Haley, 388-4441.
/ Health Care Services
Wishing you a year of health,
harmony and peace.
Irma Nussbaum, Acupuncture Physician
Now Accepting Appointments 778-4809
5350 Gulf Dr. N. Holmes Beach
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Happy Holiday and best wishes in 1995!
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